Wednesday, March 15, 2023

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge # 295 Circles

 Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of my blog.  Today I am bringing you a project for challenge #295 of Crafter's Cafe.  But first let's see who our sponsor is.

Prize~3 images 

This sponsor is one of my many favorites.  Always a great image of various subjects.  The images are crisp and clean and can be used on any machine with print and cut capabilities.  Go show some love and give them a thank you.  No sponsors, no challenge.

On to my project.  The image I am using is called Beach Hut Holiday #158.  This was such a fun image to create with.  Here is what I have designed.

Isn't this image amazing?  First I colored each house a single
color.  Next the beach chair and lastly the beach ball.  All 
were colored using my Prismacolor Pencils.  But then I ran 
into a vexing problem.  What color is sand?  I racked my 
brain.  Finally I googled sand and came up with images 
that put me in the right direction.   Sandbar Brown is the color
I chose.

Here is a much closer look.  I am really happy with the way 
the sand looks.  The hill behind the green beach hut is the
same color of the sand.  I just colored it with a heavy hand.
The teeny tiny shells I picked up at a garage sale.  I grabbed
a chipboard sun from a sticker set and plopped a pretty
orange flower gem from Joanns on it.  The bathing beauties
and the title of the card are from a Graphic 45 collection
titled "On The Boardwalk".   

I am sorry but I can't show you the inside.  I do not know if 
the person I sent it to,  has gotten it yet.  So here is the back 
of the card with my sticker and initial.  

This was a fun one to create.  I hope you like it and it has gave you some ideas for our challenge.  So until next month...

Stay Healthy, Stay Safe and know you are very blessed.

Just wishful thinking!

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge ##241 Make It Green!

 Hello everyone!  I have a very fun project to share for this challenge.  Living next door to me is a little boy and girl (4&5).  They are the cutest.  I have made them something for St. Patricks Day.  Here are the sponsors for this months challenge. (in alphabetical order)

Prize~2 Digital images, 1 pad of digital papers 'mini'
and the possibility of being a guest designer.

Prize~3 Digi Stamps

I am new to Mirtillamente.  I like what I see so far.  Crisp and clean.  The Paper Shelter is one of the all time favorite of mine.  Please visit and say a thank you and give them some love.

Now on to my project.  My image is from the Paper Shelter and is named Leprechaun. This is what I have created.

I love these little baskets.  These are some from 
Simply Crafty SVG's.  Here is the link for the basket.
Springtime Basket.  This SVG pattern is free right now.  So
go get it!  I cut the pieces out using my electronic cutter.  All
the papers are ones I had in my St. Patricks Day box.  No
coloring on this image.  The Paper Shelter provides colored
ones.  Here are the details...

This is the one for the little boy.  I have used papers that I have
in my St. Patricks Day plastic box.  The little gold shamrock
stickers and all the others were included in the box.

This is the little girls.  I have used a deep dark purple for the 
basket.  All the panels for the sides are the same just in 
different positions. 

All of the pictures above are the sides of the baskets.  So fun
to create.

I sure hope that you have gotten inspiration from my project.  I will let you know next month how the children liked them.  So for now...

Stay Healthy, Stay Safe and know you are blessed.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog #294 Theme is 'Cute'

 Are you ready for some cuteness overload?  Well that is the theme for the February challenge over at Crafter's Cafe.  We have a wonderful sponsor also!  Guess which one...

Prize~£8.50/3 Digital Images

I absolutely love working and creating with the images from Polkadoodles!  Their images are everything you want in a digi stamp.  Crisp, clean and easy to figure out.  They are just a joy.  Go on over and give a thank you and show some love.

On to my project.  My image is called Friendly Cuddles Horace & Boo.  This is what I have created.

I have used bright orange card stock from AC Crafts for the
main card base and envelope.  The background paper is from 
a scrapbook page kit from Provo Craft I found at a thrift store.
I colored Horace and Boo using my Prismacolor Pencils and
cut it out with a 1/8 border with my Silver Bullet Pro Cutter.  
I found scrap orange and blue and created the cuddles word in
the upper right corner.

Just a better image of my card.

My daughter in law is a Veterinarian.  I try to make her 
birthday card animal related (sometimes it is hard to come up 
with an idea for her).  You can see the background paper really
well here.

And the back of the card with my sticker and intial.

This card had me racking my brain.  I couldn't come up with an idea for this cute image to save my soul.  What I usually do is go over to Splitcoast Stampers and look at the gallery.  I find a card I like and then it is much easier to create.  

Thank you so much for reading my blog for the month of February.  I'll be back next month with another super creation.

Stay Healthy, Stay Safe and know you are blessed!