Wednesday, December 19, 2018

2018 5th Anniversary and End of Year Challenge #181

Happy Anniversary Crafty Gals Corner Challenges!  Gosh 5 years old.  What a big accomplishment.  I am very proud to be part of this amazing group of crafters.  Here's to another 5 years!!!

Hi i'm backkkkkkkkkk!

WOW, can you believe that it is the year end challenge.  The years go by so quickly now.  For this challenge we have 7, yes 7 sponsors for this challenge and they have provided super duper prizes also.  So let's take a look see...
Prize ~ $15 Gift Certificate

The Paper Nest Dolls
Prize ~ The 3 Digital Images used by the DT

Prize ~ $10 Gift Certificate
Prize ~ 1 Digital Image
Prize ~ $12 Gift Certificate
Prize ~ 5 Digital Images

Prize ~ $6 Gift Certificate

Wow, I can't stress enough about how much I need you to show some love to these sponsors.  We wouldn't be celebrating 5 years as a challenge blog without these sponsors throughout the year.  Please go and say 'Thank You'.
Now let me show you what I have created for the Anniversary/Year End Challenge of Anything Goes.  Here we go...
This image is from Bugaboo Stamps. and is called 'Birthday Elle'.
 I just love elephants.  This was fun to color and design. 
Happy New Year 2019 are rub on numbers and
Happy New Year I cut out using
my KNK Zing w/ Make The Cut Software.
This image is from The Paper Nest Dolls.  She is called 'Sewing Avery'.
 I loved coloring her.  I had a lot of fun on the background. 
I found a quilt block pattern I liked and actually
 quilted on paper with paper I picked out.  Here's a pic...
I cut all the little squares and right triangles using
Make The Cut software.  Next I scaled it to the size I wanted for the
 background.  Super Simple and looks pretty darned cool.

Well that's it for 2018.  Where has the year gone.  I hope to make some changes to the blog for 2019.  Maybe a new design but for sure letting you know what I used for each project.  

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

Next challenge is January 2, 2019 and it's a blog hop to introduce the new Design Team Members. 
I might have some blog candy to give away. 

So until next year (hahaha) Bright Blessings,

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge # 180 Anything Christmas Goes

Guess what??? There are only 20 days until Christmas.  Are you ready?  I know that I'm not.  Still have some shopping to do and about a day and a half of wrapping to get done.  But I needed a break and decided to color an image for this new challenge. But first, our sponsor(s)...

Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

Star Stampz
Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

The Cutting Cafe
Prize ~ 2 Sets

I know, I harp on this every challenge.  Please go show some love for our sponsors.  They would greatly appreciate it.

This week I have colored a image from Star Stampz called Christmas Tangle.  This is such a fun image.  I colored it using my Prismacolor Colored Pencils.  

I wanted a special Christmas card for a dear friend.  So I dug out some paper by American Crafts.  The paper series is called Sweater Weather and this sheet with the snowmen is called Snow Friends.  Found it at Tuesday Morning a while back.  The frame is holographic paper from the $1 store.  Here are some better pics...

The front.  I used some vellum and printed out the words.

Love the inside.  The Snow Friends paper is double sided. 
the green is the inside on my card.

The back of the card.  

I think my friend will enjoy this card.  At least I hope so.  So that is it from me for this challenge.  The next challenge (Dec 21st) will be the year in celebration.  We try to celebrate each sponsor who has graciously sponsored our challenges this year.  So stay tuned for that challenge.  

As the back of my card this challenge says, May the beauty of Christmas be with you all year through!

Bright blessings, 

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #179 Fall Colors

Happy Thanksgiving!
Thank you so much for visiting my blogs this year.  Your comments have brightened my day all this year.  Bright blessings, Jana

Welcome to another Crafty Gals Corner Challenge.  This is #179 with the theme of fall colors.  This is going to be a great challenge.  Get those fall card entered to win some wonderful prizes.  Here are our sponsor(s)...

Prize:  $15 Gift Certificate

Prize:  $10 Gift Certificate for Images Only

Prize:  3 Digital Images

Wow, another set of spectacular sponsors.  Just remember to show some love.

My design for this challenge is provided by Cute As A Button Stamps and is called Autumn Fairy.  This image would be fantastic for Fall, birthdays and many other occasions.  That is one aspect I love about digital images.  Being able to incorporate the image into many different cards/projects.  So let me show you what I came up with.  (pic heavy)

The outside of the card

This is a thank you card for my daughter
 and daughter-in-law for
having Bob and I to their home for
Thanksgiving dinner.
The back of the card.

I will hand deliver it on Thursday along with the traditional spinach dip.  So I have a busy Wedensday.  I bake my own bread bowl to hold the dip. 

Again, thank you for visiting.  Bright Blessings,

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Challenge #178 "Thankful"

It's Election Day.  Here in Oregon, voting is done by mail.  I voted 2 weeks ago.  Now it's time for all the returns.  I do hope your candidate has won.  Aren't we lucky to live in a country where WE can vote? 

This fortnights challenge is Thankful.  Be it gratitude or maybe just a thank you, to enter make a creation that shows being thankful.  Let's see who our sponsor(s) are for this challenge. 

PRIZE:  3 Digital Images

PRIZE:  $10 Gift Certificate

PRIZE:  $10 Gift Certificate

PRIZE:  $12 Gift Certificate

Did you see how many sponsor(s) we have this challenge?  Please my crafties, visit each one and please leave some love.  For this challenge, I have used an image from Fred-She-Said called Pumpkin Bouquet Digi.  The digi's from Fred-She-Said are wonderful.  Clean and crisp and a joy to work with.  Go check them out.

So here is what I came up with.  The front bouquet is printed and reduced to fit the area of the card front.  Inside is the actual image that I colored and chalked the background.  (Of course I have a list of all colors used.  Just email me)  The card design is from Diana Tunnicliff.  I love her designs.  so here is my creation.
The front of the card.  I cut the outline using Recollections paper.  The green
is mirror cardstock.

The top inside of the card.

This is the Pumpkin Bouquet Digi that I hand colored using
Prismacolors pencils and chalked the background.

That's it for this challenge.  November 11th is Veterans day.  Please thank a veteran for his/her service.  Bright blessings for now, 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Challenge #177 Halloween Colors

I am so excited.  It's almost Halloween/Sanhaim/Day of the Dead.  Well whatever you call it, it's my favorite holiday of the year.  Crafty Gals Corner Challenge for this fortnight is 'Halloween Colors'.  So get your best costume out, grab your preferred method of coloring, favorite beverage and join us in a great challenge. 

But first,  Crafty Gals are searching for a few more design team members.  Head on over to the blog to read more about the DT call.  I have been on this team 2 years in November.  I love all the gals and it's a very supportive gang.  Take a look!

We have two fabulous sponsor(s) for this new challenge.  Remember Crafties, go show them some love.  As the saying goes, without the sponsor(s), no challenges to create for.  Here they are...

Prize:  3 Digital Images

Prize: 3 Digital Images

For this challenge, I am coloring a image from Scrap N Dipity.  It's called "Let's Be Unicorns".
I thought that it fit in with the challenge very nicely.  Here is what I came up with:

Here is the envelope with the card inside

Here it is.  Base is American Crafts.  The other papers are from
an old book of DCWV Autumn/Halloween 180 Stack.

The inside

The little witch says best witches

I wish everyone of you a blessed Sanhaim, Happy Halloween and Happy Day of the Dead.  Crafty Gals Corner Challenge will be back in 2 weeks with another fun challenge.

Bright blessings, 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Challenge #176 Fancy Folds

Hello all.  This weeks post is going to be short but sweet.  First lets see who our sponsor(s) are.

PRIZE:  $15 Dollar Gift Certificate

This fortnights challenge is Fancy Folds.  I found one on  Splitcoast Stampers website.  This is one I have never tried before.  It looks really hard but once you see how this card base it cut, it is super simple to put together.  So here is what I came up with.

This is the card collasped


Back side to write a message

The front

The back

The total card

Well the first mistake I made with this card, I should have taken the pictures with another color background.  Black on black just doesn't cut it.  I will change this with black bases.  The card was super fast and very easy to put together.  Give it a shot!

Thank you so much for visiting. Oh, Oh I promised a picture of my daughters wedding.  Here you go.  It is a day I will cherish forever!  Bright blessings, Jana

Isn't she beautiful.  Her father said she was a princess!  Thank you for looking.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Challenge #175 Anything Fall goes

Hello from my neck of the woods, Oregon.  We made it through one of the worst summers of wildfires in a long time.  Now the trees are turning beautiful fall colors.  That's what our challenge is for this fortnight.  Anything Fall Goes.  First let's take a look at the sponsor(s) for this challenge.

Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

Prize ~ 1 Image Pack

Prize ~ 1 Digital Image

Wow just wow!  Our sponsor(s) are the very best.  These prizes are fabulous.  Make sure you go and leave some love for them.  Remember (yes I harp on this) if we don't suppport our sponsor(s), no Crafty Gals Corner Challenge.  Thanks to all my crafties who do!

On to the example for this fortnights challenge.  I am using a fabulous image from Fabrika Fantasy called Little Witch.  This week I had it kinda easy.  This little witch came pre-colored.  So I scanned it into my SCAL 5 program and did a Print & Cut.  Gosh as much as I love coloring, having a colored image really does help time wise.  So I also tried a new card design.  Found it in my files.  Sorry I can't tell you where.

Here is what I came up with.

This is the card closed

Here it is opened.

The card pattern might be a twisted easel card from SCS.  I think she is cute as a button.  Really a fun card to put together.

Thanks for visiting this fortnight.  I do have some exciting news.  My daughter is getting married next friday.  Actually they are celebrating their 10th anniversary by having a ceremony.  So we are all getting dressed up.  It is at a Vineyard with a lot of big douglas fir trees.  Maybe I will have pictures next blog post.

Bright Blessings,