Monday, May 26, 2014

ANYTHING GOES AT OUTLAWZ GREETINGS

Sponsor: Fitztown
Theme: Anything Goes 
The Design Team at OUTLAWZ GREETINGS CHALLENGE AS ALWAYS really brought out some beauty in this challenge:  ANYTHING GOES!  Who doesn't love that theme - it doesn't get any easier.  Just add a sentiment to participate in this challenge.

I chose Cameo 1 from FITZTOWN and pulled from my papers some paper I interlaced to create a different background - very much like weaving 2 sheets of designer paper together to get something different.   A bit of vintage lace that I collect and some special placement of my sentiment and wallah my 5.75x5.75 card is complete.
Come on over to OUTLAWZ GREETINGS CHALLENGE and join me with anything goes.  Just use a sentiment and you are eligible for prizes!

SQUARE IT UP AND POST IT AT SQUIGGLEFLY

SQUIGGLEFLY BLOGSPOT CHALLENGE
SFC2114-RRR-make a square card
(Yes, my card is truly square - it's an optical illusion.)
This image comes from the SQUIGGLEFLY SHOP and is
from one of our new artists - Niina Niskanen - who just joined us in May.
Unicorn - Niina Niskanen

I kept this unicorn in sepia colors the best I could.  Then I adorned with some treasured buttons from my stash, mounted on some bronze mirrorcard from THE PAPER CUT and some beautiful ribbon!  The card measures 5.75x5.75 to allow for mailing at the less expensive rate.

Come on over to SQUIGGLEFLY CHALLENGE and try your hand at winning a free stampset.  Show off your talent too - anything goes but make the card square and use an image from SQUIGGLEFLY - don't forget there are FREEBIES there too!

Monday, May 19, 2014

SEEMS A LITTLE SKETCHY and A Waving Flag

Hi from SEEMS A LITTLE SKETCHY
Our challenge these 2 weeks is sponsored by QKR Stampede
http://www.qkrstampede.com/ 
Prize: 5 Digital images
And here is our sketch!
I chose the Waving Flag to complete my card - keeping the patriotism colors in vintage colors including the flag and it's die cuts.  The ribbons were a bit bright so I used Vintage Photo DI on them to achieve my final results.
 Waving flag
I do hope you will come over to SEEMS A LITTLE SKETCHY and join in this bi-weekly challenge!  There are so many lovely images to choose from at QKR STAMPEDE, that it's just awesome to try your hand at and hopefully win your choice of 5!!

And this upcoming Flag Day in June, be sure to WAVE YOUR FLAG! 

Slam Dunk Duncan - Dad's Day

Sponsor: Dr. Digi
Theme: Masculine - Armed Forces Day

Sometimes it's just difficult to do a masculine card - so here was a challenge for me.  Being basketball lovers in our family, following the BULLS lately, I instantly found Slam Dunk Duncan and began to plan this 5.75x5.75 card.
A mixture of lines and a special sentiment for Dad on Father's Day rounded out my card.  I hope you are already preparing a surprise for the man in your life come Father's Day.  I always do!

Come on over to OUTLAWZ GREETINGS CHALLENGE and show your card with a masculine image and a sentiment on it.  Be eligible for winning prizes.  You have to enter to win remember....just like the lottery! 

LAYERS UPON LAYERS AT SQUIGGLEFLY

It's Monday again - don't you love Mondays - a chance for a new week!  Well whether you are working at home or at a job, the challenges are all the same.  The secret is to get a hobby so you can relax and unwind on those off hours.  Here at Squigglefly Blogspot Challenge there is a great challenge onboard:  HH SFC2014 All Shapes and Sizes and here's your challenge:  It can take all shapes and sizes....I know we always like to use matching shapes and sizes on our cards, I layer an image on a rectangle, then use a larger rectangle to lay it on...and the list of ideas goes onward.

Here's my fun card from our new artist James Horvath.  It's called DOG ARTIST and available now at Squigglefly's shop!  It appears the DOG ARTIST enjoys painting!
Dog Artist - James Horvath
Click the Squigglefly shop link, grab an image of your choice and remember there are always many freebies that are darling, and come on over to the Blog challenge and show us how you layer your shapes on a card.  And best wishes that your no. will be drawn for a free stampset image!

Monday, May 12, 2014

CUPCAKES

SQUIGGLEFLY CHALLENGE BLOG'S NEWEST CHALLENGE!
RRR--SFC1914-Cupcakes....you can use cupcake papers, your image, an embellishment...

CUPCAKES?  Where, who, can I have some?  Don't you just love well done and well frosted cupcakes?!!!  At Squigglefly Challenge Blog this week, it is cupcake time.  Come on over and enter your cupcake using cupcake papers, your image, an embellishment...you name it as long as it involves something cupcake!

I chose a very easy  to use a Swinging Z Fold Card from THE PAPER CUT - everything is well scored and of super quality when you order your materials from Sarah at THE PAPER CUT.  Along with a cupcake diecut from Impressions Obsessions, wallah, an easy birthday card.  You can see both angles below.


Charlie's New Do - Cheryl Grant Alger
Isn't Charlie the cutest little boy always.  Well Cheryl has created a new Charlie with a new do - what do you think?  Come on over to the Squigglefly shop and grab a new to you image and join in our fun this week. 

Olivia with Teddy and A Flower

Sponsor: Inky Impressions (2 Images are the winner's prize), 
also sponsoring is QKR
Theme: Something with a Flower

I chose Olivia With Teddy from INKY IMPRESSIONS.  I just love teddy bears anyhow and the look on Olivia's face was something I wanted to use to create this lovely 5.75x5.75 card.  All coloring with copics.  Enlarge the image to take a really good look.
I put a rhinestone in the center of one of my embossed flowers and thought the sentiment perfect for this card.  Come on over to  OUTLAWZ GREETINGS CHALLENGE and enter your card - use a greeting and a flower and become eligible for prizes.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Ease(l) on into YOUR SCRAPBOOK PLACE blog

 Of course, it's an easel card - come on over to YOUR SCRAPBOOK PLACE and enter an easel card into our drawing.  Use any image you wish, just make it an easel card.  This new challenge runs from May 1st until May 14th.   One random participant will win three digital images of their choice from Scribbles Designs.
All instructions are on the blog challenge (click there).  My entry fits in an A2 envelope as it's really only an A2 card with unique folding you can learn.  Here's a full face of my dog image from Scribbles Designs.
Pat makes it super easy for you to learn the easel card in her one of a kind tutorial with pictures!
May 14th is the deadline - prizes to be had - let's see your entry!  Remember - join us at:
YOUR SCRAPBOOK PLACE BLOG.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Stars Over the Bay

OUTLAWZ GREETINGS CHALLENGEhttp://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/ team has prepared some gorgeous cards in the Water Theme using Lacey Sunshine's images and I chose "Wix Moonlight Bay".  There is a lot of sparkle on this card and as usual it's difficult to make it all pop thru camera usage.
I used my copics in the coloring of this 5.75x5.75 card and then found what I thought was the perfect bg dp to emphasize water waves.  The ribbon is preruffled and came from a friend of mine.  I hope you can come on over to OUTLAWZ GREETINGS CHALLENGE and join us with a card of your choice in the theme of water and using a greeting of some kind on the front of it.  Better yet, I hope your card is drawn for the award from Lacey Sunshine's shop.  

RUN FOR THE BORDER

At the Squigglefly Shop this week there are several new images being released.  Two wonderful artists are being introduced also....... Niina Niskanen and James Horvath.  I have the pleasure of introducing one of James Horvath's drawings - Dog Artist.

The Squigglefly Challenge Blog has a RUN FOR THE BORDER challenge up for the week - add something to the border of your card, be it a punch, a piece of ribbon, some lace, decorative paper strips from any company who make them - or in my case I created my own border.
   Dog Artist - James Horvath
Image was colored with copics and mounted with various pet background papers.  Come join us at Squigglefly this week - please use a Squigglefly image and be eligible for winning a darling stampset of your choice.

GRADUATING WITH HONORS!

May 5, 2014 - SEEMS A LITTLE SKETCHY
SKETCH 64
Sponsored by Kenny K Downloads
Prize: 3 Digi images
Here's the sketch for us to use - WOO HOO!
So here's my take on the sketch:
 And here's the interior already matted and ready for best wishes with a gift!  This sweet gal reminds me so much of my youngest daughter as she graduated from nursing school with her Bachelor's!  Her hair, the smile (those teeth!) and those bright eyes - to this day she's still the sweet loving nurse that everyone has wonderful things to say about - over 20 years of nursing now!!!!
So let's see how you handle the sketch - it's such an easy sketch - a no-brainer most people call it!

Get ready to wish your graduates of your area and your family wonderful thoughts on their way into the adult world!!!