Tuesday, September 29, 2015

613 Avenue Create #143-Anything Goes-Option Use the Color Sapphire

Hi, there. Here's my card for this week's challenge at 613 Avenue Create- Anything Goes with the Option to use the Color Sapphire.  I used the Beach Time image from our sponsor Flat Friends. Our other sponsor is Rick St. Dennis. Here's my card:

I colored the image with my Spectrum Noirs, and cut it out with scalloped oval Nesties after dusting it with blue chalk. I added a sun sticker and some orange sequins.  Everything is from my stash.

Please be sure to click over to the challenge blog and see the awesome inspiration from the DT. Last week's winners are posted, too - maybe you're one of them!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

613 Avenue Create #141-Anything Goes-Option "Love Me Do"

We all know the Beatles...one of my favorite songs is "Love Me Do."  This week our optional twist at 613 Avenue Create is to show us your interpretation of that iconic song. Our sponsors are STAMPlorations, Bugaboo, and Eureka Stamps. Here's my card using Eureka Stamps Heart Frame image.

I embossed the white core cardstock from my stash using a Sizzix embossing folder.  Then I sanded the cardstock so the musical notes would pop.  I colored the digi using my Spectrum Noir markers, added a Close to My Heart sentiment and some orange hearts left over from a previous project. The lacy heart is popped up. The edges of the card are distressed with brown ink. I really like how this turned out, even though there's a bit of a glare which washed out the color somewhat. Please forgive my photography.

I'm entering these challenges:  Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes; Kitty bee Designs #56 - Make Music; and Addicted to Stamps #161- Anything Goes.

Pay us a visit at 613 Avenue Create. We hope to see your entry in our challenge this week!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Joining in Darnell's NBUS Challenge #5

Imagine my surprise when I got back to visiting blogs this morning and saw that Darnell had posted another NBUS Challenge...When I made this card this weekend, I thought of Darnell and NBUS. I bought this darling die months ago, and stored it away. I thought to myself, I should label this NBUS when I post the card on my blog. In fact, I almost posted it yesterday. I guess it was meant to be a NBUS challenge entry - LOL!!

I water colored the background with Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. I cut the background paper down and rounded the corner using a Corner Chomper. The border trim is a Martha Stewart sticker. The sequins and papers are from my stash.  The sentiment is from CTMH.

My NBUS items are the Impression Obsession Coffee Cup Die and the Picked Raspberry Distress Ink.

Here's to you - have a great day and craft your heart out!!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Leaves for Sympathy

Unfortunately, I have made quite a few sympathy cards lately. While it is hard to make these cards at any time, I just cannot make them in advance.  I always make them when I need them.  This is a 6 x 6 square card.  I used my CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge for the frame and leaves. I cut the leaves on white paper and colored them with Spectrum Noir markers. The DPs are from my stash. The butterflies are a Martha Stewart stamp which I fussy cut. The sentiment is a retired CTMH stamp. (Unfortunately, there is a glare on the right side of the card which I didn't realize until just now.)

I stopped entering challenges earlier this year, in May or so.  I also took a break from visiting and commenting on blogs other than for my DT assignments.  I was experiencing some personal issues, some health issues, and some artistic issues. I was generally discouraged and not enthusiastic about my cards. But I'm feeling a somewhat better now, and want to get back to challenges and my blog friends.

So I am entering these challenges:  Craft Your Passion Challenges - Anything Goes; Simon Says Monday Challenge - Stamp & Punch/Die Cut;  Creative Moments - Anything Goes, and Simply Papercraft Challenge - Anything Goes.

The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he's dead.” 
― Bette Davis

Sunday, September 6, 2015

613 Avenue Create #140-Anything Goes with Option Create Your Own Challenge

Hi, Friends - we have another cool Anything Goes Challenge at 613 Avenue Create today.  The option is to Create Your Own Challenge with this chart:

Our DT has some great inspiration for you, and, of course, you'll want to see who won last week. Our sponsors this time are A Day for Daisies, The Cutting Cafe and Di's Digi Stamps. Their images are just great. We also have an informative participant tutorial on Copic coloring. Click over to our site - you are sure to have a good time.