Monday, August 26, 2013

613 Avenue Create Challenge #34

Hi, All.  The new challenge at 613 Avenue Create is Create Your Own Challenge or, of course, Anything Goes.  Just take your pick :)  Our sponsors are The Paper Shelter and Shelly's Images. Drop by our neighborhood to see the DT's inspiration and our winners from last week.  We love it when you pop in for a visit!!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

613 Avenue Create Challenge #33

Hi, there!  Today our Anything Goes Challenge at 613 Avenue Create has the optional twist of Stitching - Real or Faux.  Our sponsors are Beansie Doodles and Rick St. Dennis. My card has faux stitching.  I used Beansie Doodles Frog Prince image.

I printed the frog image on DP and cut it out.  Then I printed it on white paper and cut out the crown, coloring it with a Marvy gold pen.  The card stock and DP are from my stash. I rested the frog on a strip of Washi tape.  I added bling to his crown and put a rhinestone heart over the heart that is a part of the image.  I added the stitching and some small sticker flowers. The sentiment is CTMH.  Isn't he a cute frog?

Be sure to visit 613 Avenue Create for last weeks winners and inspiration from the DT.  Thanks for stopping by, and have a good day!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

A Difficult Card - Sympathy

This is my second post for the day.  (I've never done two posts in one day before, so I hope what I've done is ok.)  To see my Sympathy card, please scroll down.

This card is for a new challenge that ends tomorrow so I've got to get it posted quickly.  I'm entering ABC Challenges SIP Challenge (Stamps, Ink and Paper).  I made this for my neighbors' anniversary.

The CS, DP, ribbon and pearls are all from my stash.  The stamp and sentiment are CTMH.

Hi, there.  Today I have a sympathy card which I made for a friend.  We all know how difficult it can be to make sympathy cards.  I always struggle when making one.

The stamp is CTMH, the ink is Memento.  I used a Sizzix embossing folder and and the sentiment is a $1 wooden stamp from Michaels.  Cardstock is from my stash.

I'm entering this in the challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks - 155 (Sympathy) and Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Simon Says Stamps: Triangles

Today I'm entering Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge - Triangles.  Here's my CAS card:

I had a lot of fun making this card.  I fussy cut the triangles and glued them to the card base.  I added a sequin to the middle and put a rhinestone in the middle of the sequin - done!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:  Card stock, Sequin, Rhinestone, My stash; Ink:  CTMH Topiary, Stamp:  Hero Arts Friendly Flags.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

613 Avenue Create Challenge #31

Well, it's time for another Anything Goes Challenge at 613 Avenue Create - this time the optional twist is to Use a School Supply.  Lacy Sunshine is our sponsor.  You simply must see the amazing art from the DT.  And last week's winners have been selected - are you one of them?  Have a great week, friends!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge

Hi, there!  I don't know what's come over me.  I'm entering another challenge that I found out about on my friend Virginia's blog.  I'm entering the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge Watermelon Wonder.  I was drawn to it by the inspiration photo.  I'm attempting to expand my horizons as it were by entering more challenges. Those with a photo inspiration both intrigue and scare me because it's totally up to the participant as to what to create.  Here's the inspiration photo:

And here's my card using the less dominate colors of green and yellow.  The lemon doesn't appear very yellow in the photo, but it's stamped on yellow paper and popped up.

Stamps:  Sublime Citrus - Fresh Squeezed Stamps; Inks: CTMH Lagoon & Topiary; Cardstock & Bling: My stash; Washi Tape: Recollections.

I had fun making this card.  Hope you like it!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Runway Inspired Challenge #41

Good morning!  I've decided to do something different for me - I've entered the Runway Inspired Challenge.  I saw Virginia Lu's DT post and was totally inspired.  Virginia is so talented - she's a true artist - and she's my friend.  I visit her blog daily.

Here's the inspiration photo from RIC #41:

And here's my card:

Supplies:  CS and DP CTMH; Sentiment, CTMH; Bling, my stash.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

613 Avenue Create Challenge #31-Anything Goes: Use a Sentiment Twist

Hi, Everyone,

I have taken a bit of a blog break due to a visit from my grandson.  But I'm back now. This week's challenge at 613 Avenue Create is Anything Goes with a Sentiment Twist.  Here's my inspiration for you, using Rick St. Dennis' Snowman with a Squirrel image:

I need Christmas cards so I was pleased to use this cute image.  Card Stock & DP:  Recollections; Baker's Twine: Martha Stewart; sentiment: CTMH Say It in Style; ink:  CTMH Desert Sand, Black; Distress Markers and Sharpies; Sequins - WalMart.  It's hard to tell from the picture, but the snowman and decorations have a bit of sparkle from CTMH Stardust Glitter Glue and a Jelly Roll glitter pen.

I'm entering a few challenges:  Mema's Crafts - Anything Goes; Make It Monday - Anything Goes; and Sparkle Creations Weekly Christmas Card Challenges - Optional Sketch.

Stop by 613 Avenue Create to enjoy all the creativity on the blog!