Friday, November 17, 2017

Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge

I am still working on Christmas cards.  I can't believe November is almost over.  I decided I would make a card for a family member who loves dachshunds.  I noticed over at Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge that they were having a Color Challenge so I designed my card around those colors. 
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For my card I chose the stamp set "Holiday Hounds".   I colored the dachshund and then fussy cut him out.  I did the same with the Christmas hat.  I then pop dotted him over the snow.  
I just love Newton's Nook stamps because they just make you smile.  Thanks so much for stopping by to see my card.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Dueling Darlings

Since today is the 15th, this means it is time for our Dueling Darlings challenge.  This month the challenge was selected by Deb and Suzy.  I loved the challenge because it gave me a break from all my Christmas cards.  So the theme is "Frogs" since it is the time of year that everyone is hopping to and fro.
This adorable image is from Stampin Up.  I am pretty sure it is retired.  So cute.  I colored the image with my copic markers.  The designer paper is from Graphic 45, My Colors & Bazzill.  Thanks girls for a great challenge.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Crafters of Faith Challenge

Well since today is November 7th, I guess that means it is time for our Crafters of Faith Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers.  This month's challenge comes from Jody and she chose the scripture "Sing unto the Lord with Thanksgiving" - Psalms 147:7.  Music has always been a very important part of my life.  I can remember my piano lessons with Mrs. Jones when I was little.  I would go with my sisters and when one of us was done, we would wait on the others.  I still remember listening to Donny Osmond albums waiting on my sister. 

So I took a different take on this challenge.  Animals have also been a big part of my life.  I have had a dog, cat, horse, etc. at all parts of my life.  I am thankful for them and feel that it is important to rescue a cat or dog from a local shelter because they will be forever grateful to you.  They will always sign your praises.

The image and sentiment are both from a stamp set called "Punny Christmas Pups" from Inky Antics.  I colored the dog with my copic markers and cut it out with a Stampin Up oval die. I also used some Vintage Photo Distress ink around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, November 6, 2017

PIP Challenge #1745

It is time for another full challenge over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies.  This is a fun week for me because I get to use one of my favorite stamps from Newton's Nook Designs who is sponsoring us this week.
For my card I used the set Newton's Curious Christmas.  I first started by adding different shades of blue to a piece of watercolor paper.  I then sprayed the piece of watercolor paper with Sheer Shimmer Sparkle Spritz.  I then added the fence die cut and I colored the cat and moon with my copic markers.  I then fussy cut it out and pop dotted it on the fence.  I used white embossing powder for the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by and remember that "Anything Goes" at PIP Challenges.  Join us and play along.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Inky Paws Challenge #58

Time again for another challenge over at Inky Paws Challenge.  This week I decided to put away all my  cat stamps and try a dog stamp for a change.  The challenge this week is a sketch challenge. 
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I pulled out my stamp set called "Fetching Friendships".   I love this set because it reminds me of my sister's chocolate lab. 
The sentiments I used on the orange strip were from the stamp set "Boo Crew".  I never get tired of this stamp set.

Funny story with the background paper.  A good friend of mine just laughed when she saw pussy willow paper and thought she would never use it so she gave it to me.  Guess who is getting this card?  Yep, you know it, that same friend.

Monday, October 23, 2017

PIP Challenge #1743

Time again for another PIP Challenge.   Today's challenge is sponsored by Fred She Said
They have such adorable images.  How can you not love these adorable images.  And so much fun because you can make them any size you want.  For my card today I chose to use the image "Dancing Penguins". 

I colored the image with my copic markers and then put it to a sketch.  

Have you tried digital images?  If not, please do because there are such adorable images out there and such fun to color.

Thanks for stopping by.
Sunday, October 22, 2017

Bugaboo Challenge

I have been doing the Falliday Challenges on Splitcoast Stampers this week.  What does that mean you say?  Well I have made 30 cards and done 10 tutorials so I have been quite busy this week. 

One of the challenges was to make a snarky Christmas card.  Well I really didn't have any stamps that were snarky so I decided to go digital.  I went to Bugaboo stamps because her stamps just make me smile.  I chose - Gertrude Tinsel in a Tangle.  I am a real fan of digital stamps and love Bugaboo Stamps. 
I noticed that they were having a challenge over at Bugaboo stamps so I decided to give it a whirl.  I am entering this card in the October Bingo Challenge.  For this challenge you must use the bingo board below.  I went with Gem (Black inside of snowflake), Players Choice (Snowflake) and 3 Layers (OK I had 4 so overachiever)



Thanks for Bugaboo for a great challenge.