Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Crafty Gals Corner- Challenge # 256- Anything goes with a Fancy Fold Twist


Hello Crafty Friends,

Can you believe it is June already?  Today is my last day of work for the summer and I am so excited.  Only a few more hours and then it is all about crafting and relaxing this summer.  

This month's challenge at Crafty Gals Corner is Anything Goes with a Fancy Fold twist.  Since I plan to use this card as a birthday card for my brother, I did not do the fancy fold technique.

I chose this awesome Beryl the Biker from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps for this month's challenge and perfect for my brother for his birthday.



Here is the card I created with this awesome digi.


I tried something a little different this time and used  Triblend markers to color the image.

Bike Metal, Tire, Jacket and Helmet: Ice Grey Blend

Skin: Fair Skin Blend

Pants: Twilight Sky Blend

Scarf: Burnt Orange Blend

Hair: Earth Brown Blend

Lights: Sand Blend

I fussy cut the image out and placed it on the card base using foam squares.  I used pattern paper from my stash to create the card base.  I then added some screw brads to the card panel for more interest.  To finish the card, I added the sentiment strip from Taylored Expressions- Simple Strips Birthday.

Now it is your turn.  Leave me a comment and then create a fun fold or fancy fold card and share it with us at Crafty Gals Corner. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Crafty Gals Corner- Challenge


Hello Crafty Friends,

New month means a new challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner.   I am so anxious to share with you the image and card I created for this month's challenge. 

The digital stamp comes from Moondrea Designs entitled Gina Antoinette.


Here is the card I created using this super cute digi stamp.


I colored the image with my Copic Markers:

Hair: E37, E97, E31

Skin: E11, E21, E51, E50

Dress: BG09, BG07, BG02, BG000

Leaves: YG61, G21, G12

Flowers and Cupcake: RV95, RV11, RV00

Eyes: BG93, BG96, BG99

When I first colored the eyes, they were very dark, so I did take a little of the Colorless Blender and lighten them.  The really did lighten up after awhile.

I created the card base from pattern paper from Authentique's Classique: Elegant collection and some lace from my stash.

I finished the card with some pearls from Pink and Main and a sentiment strip from Taylored Expressions.

Thank you for stopping by.  Please leave me a comment and then share your project with us at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge Blog.



Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog


Hello Crafty Friends,

New month and a new Christmas card to share.  I created this card for a swap I was a part of and ended up making 12 of these.  Lots of work, but so worth it.

This card was created with the Spellbinders "Winter Label Motif" die set.  I cut each piece out using paper in my stash and layered them up. 

The card base was created using an embossing folder from Stampin Up.  I then used some teal paper and a white grosgrain ribbon to create the bow.

Not a lot of instructions, but a stunning card if I might say.

Now, it is your turn, create a Christmas card and join us for the challenge at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog.  Also, don't forget to leave me a comment. 

Mix it Up Challenge Blog- Inlaid Die Cut Challenge


Hello Crafty Friends,

We have a new challenge at Mix it Up Challenge blog and when I heard the theme, I knew exactly what die I wanted to use.  The challenge this month is Inlaid Die Cut either raised of flat.  I pulled out this old die set from Fun Stampers Journey and went to work.

Yes, this card too some time, but the results are stunning and the recipient will appreciate it. 

Here is how I created this card.  I first cut the card front pieces in grey, blue, green and pink. I added sticker paper to each one. I then die cut the card front piece 4 times.  Then the fun began.

I took the grey piece and attached it to a piece of copier paper. I then took the pieces from the other card fronts and laid them into where the color should be.  Each individual piece.  I love the way it turned out.

I finished the card by adding a label die cut with my sentiment on it with a strip of white cardstock underneath to the card front.  

Thank you for stopping by. Please join the challenge st Mix it Up Challenge Blog and leave me a comment as well.

Love to Craft Challenge Blog-Anything Goes


Hello Crafty Friends,

New month and new challenges coming this week. Love to Craft Challenge Blog is up and I am sharing a new to me technique.  I am not even sure what it is called, but I new it looked very springy,

Here is how I created this card.  I first folded the card base of 4 1/4 x 11 in half.  I then trimmed off 6 half inch pieces off the bottom.  

Using washi tape, i aligned four of the strips to make the "card base" again, leaving spaces in between.  I then glued the remaining pieces to be the posts of the fence to either side, leaving small portion hanging off the bottom, which I cut off.

I stamped and colored the images from Taylored Expressions.  I then stamped the sentiment from Pink and Main and matted it with purple cardstock. 

I love the way it came out and hope you do too.

Please join the challenge at Love to Craft Challenge blog and leave me a comment also.



Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Crafty Gals Corner- Challenge #254- Anything Goes


Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope you had a great Easter and are looking forward to all Spring has to offer.  I have an Easter card I want to share with you today from  RAM Stamps

The title of this digi stamps is "Bunny's Bike".

Here is the card I created:

 The bunny is so cute, I had to color him up.  I used my Copic Markers.

Bunny: E25, E23, E21

Ears: R22, R20

Eggs: YR68, YR65, BG13, BG11

Leaves: YG17, YG03

Flowers and hearts: RV55, RV52

Chicks: Y17, Y15, Y13

Basket: E57, E35, E31

Bike: C5, C3

Tires: C7, C5

I created the card base using paper from Doodlebug and some baker's twine.  The sentiment came with the digi stamp.

Now it is your turn.  Please comment on my card and then create your own project and join the challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.


Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Crafty Gals Corner- Challenge #253- Anything Goes


Hello Crafty Friends,

It is a new month and a new challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.  We have a pretty easy challenge this month- Anything Goes.  We want to see whatever you are creating this month, if it be for St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Birthdays or any other event that may be coming up.

This month, I received this fun dragon image from Dr. Digi's  House of Stamps, titled BBQ Dragon.

Here is the card I created with this fun image.

I colored this image using my Copic Markers:

Dragon: YG67, YG61, YG03, YG17

Fire: R89, YR09, YR04

Spear: N7, N5, N3

Eyes: C3

Silverware: N4, N2

Chicken: E49, E74, E71

I finished the card using paper and embellishments from Doodlebug Designs.

Thank you for stopping by. Please leave me a comment and then join the challenge at Crafty Gals Corner with your creations.