Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Season of Thanks

It will soon be the special time of year where we all give thanks for all of our blessings.  
In honor of that time, I have made a card with Designed2Delight's Stitched Pumpkin and Harvest Basket.

I love the Affinity collection by the Paper Studio and this is one of the card bases. The center DP is Basic Grey's Indian Summer.

Just to make sure I had enough leaves on the card, I added a leaf brad.

Going on right now over at the Designed2Delight blog are two challenges: the progressive Free Image challenge and the Saturday themed challenge. 
The free image sent out on Friday was the beautiful Autumn Mums and all one has to do is use it on their entry. Then a new free image will be sent to them on Friday.
The Saturday challenge is 'Die Cut Divas'.  Yay, I use them all the time, except for this card! Oh well. You must use 2 or more die cuts (or punches) on your entry. You could win a free Designed2Delight image!

Challenges I have found for this card are:
Critter Sketch - Anything Goes
Digi Makeover Challenge - Re-size Your Digi's
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge - Fall Colors and/or Thanksgiving
Paper Pretties - Fall Inspired
Ooh La La Creations - Punches/Dies
Nettie G's Digital Gems - Anything Goes
Stamp plus Fun = Creativity - Anything Goes
Catered Crop - Follow the Recipe (I 'cooked' with papers, stamps, embellies, techniques and color mediums) 
Corrosive Challenges - Punches and/or Dies
One Stitch At A Time - Use your Favorites (love BasicGrey papers) 
Paper Sundaes - Anything Goes  
Sentimental Sundays - Step out of your Comfort Zone
Just Some Lines - Fall(Autumn) Colours
Card Makin' Mamas  - punches
Crafty Catz - Autumn
Paperworks - photo inspire
Stamp Man - Pears or pairs
Crafty Purple Frog - Fall Into Fall
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Autumn Colours
Paper Play - Autumn Leaves
Shelly's Images - Burnt Orange, Maroon, Brown


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Designed2Delight Challenge - Girls and Glitter

For only the second time in the whole history of the world, I'm hosting this week's challenge at Designed2Delight(a little melodramatic, don't ya think?!)

 Everyone loves Glitter, right?
And the majority of us are girls, right?

So, Girls and Glitter it is for the challenge!!
First, a close-up of my glittery creation.  You can actually see the glitter in this picture! I used Art Institute Glitter which I consider to be the most sparkly.  IMHO.

The whole project is below.
Isn't Designed2Delight's 'Spring Kaela' the sweetest?
She was colored with Ranger Distress inks. I substituted the larger bouquet in the set for her hand and popped it up.

The sentiment and butterfly are from Designed2Delight's Bloom, Grow, Dream set.

I decided it was time for me to try something different for my project and I came across this notebook holder at Shelly's Images blog. She has a nice tutorial here which I failed to follow exactly. *chagrin*

Challenges entered are:
By the Cute and Girly - all things bright and beautiful
Shelly's Images -Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times  – Sparkle
Little Miss Muffet Challenges  - Things With Wings
Delightful Challenges - Girly Girl
 Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes
Colour Create - Pink, Brown, Cream and White
Papercraft Star - anything goes
Kelley Kid's - for someone special
Flutterby Wednesdays - anything goes
Truly Scrumptious - decorate the inside
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Flowers
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - Unique Fold (Something different from your usual)
Paper Take Weekly - Things With Wings
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge - Flowers
Jen's Digi Stamps - Anything But A Card
The Stamping Boutique - Recipe Challenge (4 different colours 3 different embellishments 2 different papers (does the inside DP count?) and 1 DIGITAL image)
Paper and Such Design - Tic Tac Toe*(ribbon, DP, felt)
Crafty Boots - Anything Goes
Heart Song Inspirations  - Glitter and/or Chipboard
Hooked on Crafts - Spring

I'd like to remind you that Designed2Delight has a couple of challenges going on this week. One is the Girls and Glitter challenge.
The other one is the free 'stamp' of the month wherein you receive a free digital image every week as long as you continue to play.  You use that week's image on your project for the challenge.  Complete details are here.  So, get crafting and join us!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Designed2Delight Challenge - Anniversary

It's the Designed2Delight Design Team Challenge that starts today.  And we are asking for Anniversary cards. I need this challenge, because I don't seem to ever think of making anniversary cards. Maybe you need prompting too?

For this challenge, you may use any image, or a Designed2Delight image. And as you probably know, you have the chance to win a Designed2Delight image!  All the details are on the D2D blog.

Hmmm, what image should I use for an anniversary card, I wondered? I chose D2D's "Drew's Cupcake". I liked the fact that he had lots of presents.  (my kind of guy!)
He is colored with Ranger Distress Inks, which I have been neglecting for quite a while. I had to get out of my 'rut' and do a bit of water-coloring.  Also did some paper piecing for the presents.

Wow, has it been ages since I used Dew Drops!  For awhile everyone was using them and when I finally get some, they aren't the rage anymore.  Well, tough, I thought this card could be enhanced with a row of them.  So typical for me, being behind the times!!

Challenges entered:
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Choose at least 3 (Ribbon, Button, & Popped up Image)
 Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge - Anything Goes  
Pink ElephantPaper Piecing
Woodware USA - 3 different Papers, 2 different Embellishments and 1 Image
Tuesday Morning Sketches - #109 Sketch
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
 Partytime Tuesdays - PTT #31 Anything Goes
Stamp-N-Doodle - Anniversary/Wedding
Crafty Creations - punch/diecut
Craft Us Crazy - Autumn Colors or Favorite Embellishments (crackled heart)
Some Odd Girl - Paper Piecing

I really hope you will get some time to join in on this challenge.  For some super inspiration, go see the examples we have on the D2D blog. And, while you are there, check out the SOTM challenge that is also going on. Another chance to get free images!