Friday, September 15, 2023

Crafter's Cafe Challenge #301 Childrens Fashion

 Hello everyone!  This challenge is about children's fashion.  Heck I don't know about kids fashion.  Last time I bought school clothes was 1993 for my daughter.  I decided to use a summer image.  I don't think that swimsuits for little girls have changed much.  On to the sponsors.

Prize~~2 Digi Images

Fred She Said Designs offers a wide variety of digital products with a floral flair and cute characters too - Digi's, Pre-coloured images, Papers, Sets, Fred's Flower Kits, and even digital cutting files.  Have some fun with Fred! 
 Prize $10 voucher

Wow two sponsors that are so generous with images.  Please everyone, go show some love and maybe say a quick thank you!

On to my creation.  I am using an image called Popsicle from All Dressed Up.  Here is what I finally decided on.

Well I learned that you don't take pics of a dark card base on a
dark backdrop.  Live and learn.  I made a slim line card using
KSCraft Crown set.  Light blue card and next is some paper
that has parasols on it.  I used Prisma Colored Pencils and I 
found a new paper that I really really like.  It's marker paper
made by Koh-I-Noor.  I found it at Walmart and it's not really
expensive.  Go give it a try.  I added some stickers that are
summer like.  The shells are from a thrift store.

The inside.  You might be able to make out what the base of
the card actually looks like.  The inside is light blue card and
the Hello and Vacation are cut from the dies that KSCraft 
Crown set included.

The back with my label and initial.  

So what do you think?  I think it turned out pretty good.  I learned something new about taking pictures.  Now next Month is October.  Our theme is flowers.  So get your thinking cap on and join us.  There are prizes to be won!  So from my heart to your,

Stay Healthy, Stay safe and know you are blessed!

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge # 247 Signs of Fall

 Hello everyone!  How are you doing?  Has the heat finally simmered down in your area?  Here where I live we are over the hot weather.  It sure is showing signs of fall.  Trees are starting to turn fiery colors and what little rain we have had sure helped the wild fires.  This months challenge is all about fall.  We only have one sponsor and she is a biggie!  Let's get started.

Prize~~$10 Gift Certificate

I personally have been using Beccy's Place digital images for quite a few years.  She images are crisp, clean and just plain fun!  Please go and leave some love and a thank you!

For my signs of fall project, I chose Autumn Blessings.   Here is what I ended up with.

I colored the image using my Prismacolor Pencils, Shuttle Art
Alcohol Markers and my Arteza Pencils.  I colored the vines to
look like grapes.  The background image is one that I got from
the store using SCAL 5 software for my cutter.  

This is the inside.  I changed up with colors on the back-

The back.

Now the challenge for October is related to Halloween.  If you don't celebrate, just use the colors you think would represent Halloween.  So from my heart to yours,

Stay safe, stay healthy and know you are blessed!

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog #300

 Gosh challenge # 300.  Quite the achievement.  As I sit and look out my craftroom window, they sky is filled with smoke from the many wildfires buring out of control in our area.  Please say a prayer or ask for blessings for these brave people.  (Oregon, USA). On to our challenge.  Here are the sponsors.

Olga Odynets

Prize~~The 6 images the design team have used.

Prize~~3 Images

I am new to Olga Odynets.  She has wonderful designs.  Sheepski Designs and I are old friends.  Love working with both of these sponsors.  Please go show some love and leave a thank you also!

On to my project.  My image is from Olga Odynets and is called Flora Button.  Here she is.

Front of envelope.  I used G45 Garden Goddess double sided
heavy card stock.

The back with one of the Garden Goddess's.

Here she is.  I colored her on 110lb Georgia Pacific card.  I 
used all Arteza colored pencils.  I used more G45 for the 
medallion background.  The corners are from a die from KS
Craft.  The little bee is from a 2002 Stampin Up set.  It says
'You are one in a buzzillion!'

Here is a close-up of the little bee.

Since her name is Flora Button I thought on the inside lime
green buttons in the corners would be nice.  Another medallion
with 4 layers and a flower with the sentiment 'Take good
care of yourself' embossed with WOW gold embossing powder.

Back with my initial.

Well that is it for the August challenge.  We will be back in September for another.  So until then, from my heart,

Stay safe, Stay healthy and know you are blessed.