Monday, November 24, 2014

Manly Monday Boat

Welcome back to Manly Monday. I'm typing with gloves on so please forgive me if I make a typing error and don't catch it. It is chilly in my basement where my studio is located and I have to take drastic measures to stay warm sometimes.

I have five wonderful ladies sharing their manly cards today. I hope you will stop by each blog and leave them a comment. Everybody loves comments-well I know I do. Click on the blog name to be directed to the card and then take a look at what I've created for today.






My manly card today uses a Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous boat stamp. I used the reflection technique to create the reflection in the water. I enhanced the sky and the water with distress ink by Ranger and then sprayed the image with water since distress products react with water. The cloud is a Unity Stamp Co stamp and I filled it in with Liquid Pearls by Ranger. Then I put it all together with some scrap blue cardstock and Recollections black cardstock and added the American Crafts sentiment sticker.

Thanks for looking.



Challenges:

Elsa Sponsorship Card

Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring the challenge at Not Just Cards and I made this Elsa shaker card for it. The image was printed out onto Ranger Industries watercolor paper and then colored in with a water pen and some distress inks. I die cut it out with a Spellbinders die and then cut the patterned paper by Studio G with the next size up. I made the shaker card onto glitter paper by The Paper Studio and with confetti by Bag of Chips Productions. The sentiment is a Hero Arts stam that I stamped onto vellum by The Paper Studio with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed with Ranger Industries blue embossing powder. I ran the vellum through my Xyron and adhered it to the card front. The little squiggle by the sentiment is from a bag of Dress me Up button thingy's. 

Thanks for looking.



http://acreativeromance.blogspot.co.uk/ Something old {squiggle button thingy}
http://artbymiranchallenge.blogspot.ca/ Anything goes
http://www.craftforthecraic.blogspot.ie/ Birthday
http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.com/ Birthday with image
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.com/ Anything goes
http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.com/ Created for kids
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ It's your birthday
http://treasuredtimesrubberstampschallenges.blogspot.com/ Anything goes
http://vandicrafts.com/category/cards/artistry-challenge/ Anything goes
http://thesistersofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything goes
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ Use a digi
http://scrappyhands.blogspot.co.il/ Texture {Glitter paper}
http://thatcraftplaceblog.blogspot.com/ Anything goes
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/ Happy Everything
http://cleanandsimpleonsunday.blogspot.com/ Children's cards
http://asonginyourart.blogspot.com/-Let it Go
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/ Card for a child

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Princess Feather Portrait Tag

Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring the Glitter N Sparkle challenge and as you know I am the GDT this month so I made a tag for the challenge.


I'm using the Princess Feathers Portrait image which is new as of yesterday. Hopefully you hopped with us to see all the new images and for your chance to win them {scroll down to the next post to hop}

I printed her out onto Ranger watercolor paper and colored her in with a water pen and distress markers. Then I fussy cut her out and inked the edges with distress ink. I stamped and heat embossed the tag, by Paper Accents, with a Hero Arts stamp and with gold embossing powder by Stamp N Plus and copper by Ranger Industries. I inked it with distress ink and then sprayed it with water mixed with Perfect Pearls. The jute at the bottom is by Tim Holtz and it is fed through a corrugated flower button. The feather on the left is by Maya Road and I covered it with green Metallic Fx by Dreamweaver Stencils. The thanks alphabet are also by Dreamweaver Stencils that I first inked with distress ink and then ended up covering with the same Metallic Fx. The portrait is adhered to a vellum die cut with the vellum by The Paper Studio and the die cut by Sizzix.

Thanks for looking.





Challenges:
http://www.scrapitgirl.com/ Watercolors, Paints or gelatos
http://myartisticadventureschallenge.blogspot.com/ Christmas, Winter or Thanksgiving
http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/ Any holiday Thanksgving
http://daringcardmakers.blogspot.com/ Something old {flower}, Something new {letter dies}

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Sassy Studio Nov Release

Today is the day for the Sassy Studio Designs new release with blog hop. The ultra talented Lindsay created 5 new images to add to the fun Sassy collection. Hop along to see all the images used by the DT members. I'm only a GDT for the month of November but am thrilled I got to play with this great image. You should be here from Carrie's blog.


I got to play with the Praying Portrait and I decided to stay with the fall-ish colors because that is what I am into making these days. I printed the digi onto Cryogen cardstock and colored her in with Copic Markers. Then I trimmed her down to a rectangle and matted her with yellow cardstock by Coredinations. The side patterned paper is by Basic Grey and the polka dot paper is by The Paper Studio. The sentiment is a stamp by Stampin Up that I stamped on the same cardstock as the mat. Then I matted it onto a small scrap of GCD patterned paper. The red matched the red in the floral print paper.



Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look at my card. Here is the 
Blog hop order:
GDT Cre8iveCindy 

Challenges:

Friday, November 21, 2014

Bella Bride Sassy

I'm enjoying my time as the GDT member on the Sassy Studio Designs that I thought I would give a try at it again. They may not allow such thing as a back to back GDT but it doesn't hurt to try. 

 I printed this Bella Bride Sassy out onto Cryogen cardstock and colored her in with Copic Markers. Then I die cut her out with a Spellbinders die and adhered her to a Colorbok glittery die cut. The background is white cardstock that I dry embossed with a Darice folder. The cardstock is by Recollections and the vellum sticker sentiment is by K and Co. The hearts are chipboard from Idk where because they are so old. I jazzed them up by coloring them with Smooch ink by Colorbox multiple times.

Thanks for looking.



Challenges:
http://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/Say it with color {Colored sentiment}

Sassy Studio Designs FBF

Guest designing for Sassy Studio Designs I have a Flashback Friday card to share. This image is on sale this week for $2.00 along with another one. You can find them both at


 I printed her out onto Cryogen cardstock and colored her in with Copic Markers. Then I die cut her out with a Spellbinders die and also die cut the next size up. The background paper is by Die Cuts with a View and the cardstock is by Recollections. The border punch is by Fiskars and I punched it out twice on the same strip of paper. The ribbon is from my stash and that's all there is to it.

Thanks for looking.



Thursday, November 20, 2014

Sassy Studio Designs challenge

Thursday means a new challenge at Sassy Studio Designs. This weeks challenge is

Watch it fall - Use leaves on your project


I used Jane Honey {Near the bottom of this link}because I thought of her in the Tarzan movie and how they are surrounded by the jungle/leaves. I printed her out onto Cryogen cardstock and colored her in with Copic Markers. Then I die cut her out with a Spellbinders die and inked the inside of the die cut with Distress Ink by Ranger. The background paper is by Best Creations and the polka dot paper is by Sassafras. The leaves in the background of the image are stamps by Hero Arts stamped in Versa Color ink and fussy cut out. The sentiment is by Stampin Up with ink by Hero Arts and die cut out with a Spellbinders die. Lastly, the ribbon is by Pebbles.

This is a 5x7 card which is very rare for me and I can explain why; I sell my cards at a store and at my mom's craft show booth and both venues can only accommodate the smaller sized cards 4x5 1/2. So I never make the bigger cards because they just sit at my house collecting dust. 

Anyway, Thanks for looking.



Teaser Alert #3

There is a ton of Sassy stuff this week. I am November's Guest Designer and am lucky enough to take part in their new release. 

Sassy Studio Designs teaser alert for their new release this Saturday, November 22. I hope you will join us for a blog hop and DT chat.



Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Yellow Flourish Latte

I made this card using a Latte flourish stamp by

You can find it at 
and

The image is stamped in black Hero Arts ink on white cardstock by Recollections that has been die cut out using the Cricut. Then I adhered the a grey mat onto it and I think it really makes the image stand out against the yellow background. There are two rows of ribbon at the bottom with the grey by Stampin Up and the yellow by Offray. The sentiment sticker at the bottom is by Jolee's. 



Teaser Alert #2

Teaser alert for the Sassy Studio Designs November release.




Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Teaser Alert #1

So as you may know I am the GDT at Sassy Studio Designs this month and they are having a new release this Saturday, November 22, 2014. 


Today I have two teaser images to share with you.



Don't those look fun? Stop back tomorrow for the next teaser image.

Fall Card

I have another Sassy Studio Designs post. As you know I am November's Guest Designer and have tons to show you this week. The card below is for the Facebook challenge. You get the image free and all you have to do is use it and post it to the SSD FB page.


I made my card with patterned paper by Crate Paper where I cut out the design in the colors I wanted and adhered it to the left side of the Recollections card base. The image is printed out onto Cryogen cardstock and colored with Copic Markers. Then I die cut her out with a Sizzix die cut and inked the inside of the die cut and the card base with Distress Ink by Ranger Industries. The word fall is a felt die cut by Making Memories and the glittery leaf with rhinestone is by Jolee's. Thanks for looking.



http://blog.markerpop.com/ Fall/Thanksgiving
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.com/ Anything goes (Felt senti)

Monday, November 17, 2014

Manly Monday Smile

Welcome back to Manly Monday. I have lots of great cards to share so lets get to it. Click on the name of the blog to be directed to the masculine card.












My card today uses a Tim Holtz stamp heat embossed onto watercolor paper. Then I colored it in with distress inks and a water pen. The pattern paper used in my card is old by Provo Craft. The brown die cut is by Spellbinders. The jute is by Tim Holtz and is wrapped around a gold recycled piece of jewelry. The smile stamp is by Gina Marie and can be found in her Simple Sentiments stamp set.

Thanks for looking.