Friday, July 25, 2014

Punny Vegetable Card #3

There are 6 different punny vegetables in this SU set that I've been playing with this week.  Once again I'm using the sketch 
from CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #86 and will be submitting this card to their challenge. 

Here are a few more challenges for this card:
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge #70 - Polka Dots
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #241 - Anything Goes
Docerela Creations Challenge #66 - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #67 - Anything Goes
CASual Friday Challenge #134 - Tic Tac Toe (Dots, White, Sequins)
Oldie But a Goodie Challenge - Fruit or Veggie  (Everything, except the stamp, is from my stash and is over 6 months old.  And the stamp is from my friend's stash and is also over 6 months old.)
Shopping Our Stash Challenge #161 - Eat 5 a Day

I Yam getting nothing done today! 

I love when my DH goes golfing!

Sketches do make life easier!

This card was such an easy one.   

CAS(E) this Sketch! Challenge #86 provided a wonderful sketch this week 
for making another card that should be perfect for 
my almost 13 year old grandson who is away at school.

I cut the shape using the CTMH Artiste cartridge; stamped the CTMH image on it and colored with markers and pencils then distressed the edges; distressed the edges of a piece of CTMH Kraft adhesive border;  stamped the CTMH sentiment; and assembled.

After submitting this card to CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #86, I'm entering it in these fun challenges:
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - Things with Wings or Tails
Through the Purple Haze Challenge - Distress those Makes

I recently bought my 5 month old great-granddaughter, Laila, a onsie that said
"So Many Bows, So Little Hair!". 
You can see why right here.   Perhaps her Great-Nana (that would be me) could use a shirt or crafting apron that says 
"So Many Challenges, So Little Time!".  
I might work on that idea.  But first I think I'll go make another punny vegetable card using this sketch.  There are still 4 stamps in the set I haven't used.  TTFN

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sketch cards

The sketches at Freshley Made Sketch and The House That Stamps Built both looked simple and fun.  I couldn't help but go right to work making a card for each.

First I made a black and white card using CTMH stamps:

This card will be entered in....
Freshly Made Sketch Challenge #146
Wonderful Wednesday Challenge at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps - Anything Goes

4 Crafty Girlz Challenge #23 - Anything Goes
Partytime Tuesday Challenge #182 - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door Challenge - Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps Challenge #99 - Monochrome (red)

Then while my computer woke up I made another punny vegetable card using a SU stamp:

This card will be entered in....
The House That Stamps Built; Repeat Impressions Sketch #J2314 Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #142 - Anything Goes
Fantastic Tuesday Challenge #45 - Anything Goes
Oldie But  A Goodie Challenge - Fruit/Veggie  (Bling is 6 mo. old at least.)
Shopping Our Stash Challenge #161 - Eat 5 a Day
Crafting From the Heart Challenge #28 - Always Anything Goes

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Punny Vegetable Stamps

A friend loaned me a set of SU punny vegetable stamps to play with. 
I thought this might be a good one for my grandson, who is very punny himself. 

And it will be perfect for the following challenges:
Oldie but Goodie Challenge - Fruit/Vegetable +  something 6 months old  (I'm trying to use up some old colored CS, so that would be my old item.  And I'm certain the stamp is more than 6 mo. old.)
Shopping Our Stash Challenge #161 - Eat 5 a Day (Fruit or Vegetable Images)
The Crafting Cafe July Challenge - Feeling Fruity (Fruit or Fruity Colors - I chose the later using lemon and orange colors.)
2 Cute Ink Challenge - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #12 - B is for Brads or Buttons (I used brads that look like tiny buttons.)
Crafts for Eternity Recipe Challenge # 185- Lots of Laughs

Gotta go. 
The wash is ready to go out on the line. 
And there are 6 more stamps in the set!

(Judie, Thanks for the paper pack.  I'd never give polka dot paper away!  And I'm not giving it back either!)

Imagine That!

Christmas in July at Imagine That! digis by Kris is well underway.  Participants in June's Progressive Challenge were emailed an adorable cat and mouse digi set called Meowy Mousemas to use in the current challenge.  I've paired the image with some MS paper that didn't get packed away with the rest of my Christmas stuff.

Besides the July Challenge at Imagine That!, I am entering this card in the following: 
Clear it Out Challenge - Christmas in July + glittery, sparkly things (I've loaded the brims and pom poms of both hats with glitter gel.)
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge - Hand colored image (I used penciles and markers.)
Die Cuttin Divas Challenge #175 -  Christmas in July (The image was die cut.)
Digi Choosday Challenge Week 29 - Christmas in July
Animal Friends Challenge - Dog and/or Cat 
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Christmas Goes 
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - Things with wings or tails 
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge #46 - Anything Goes + optional Christmas in July

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I better post this before I froget! + 7/22/14 CTMH Cards

Here's something I don't make very often, a shaped card.   Why did I decide to make a circle card? I made it for Challenge 100 at A Day For Daisies- Goofin' Around 
Of course, the party frog is a digi from A Day for Daisies.
I must admit it was much easier making the circle card base with the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.  And the newest CTMH cartridge, to be released shortly, is supposed to have some new fun card cuts on it.  There were 9 of us gathered for card making today at Joyce's and she certainly had her Cricut buzzing.  Here are the cards I made this afternoon:

(We used the inside negative from cutting the sparkle frame for the card below.)




Tuesday Throwdown Challenge # 205 - Handmade Flowers

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Flourish with a Bling is the sponsor for Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #205.  
Who doesn't like bling? 
(Other than the Scrabble dictionary on  my Kindle which insists it isn't a word.)
Check out the Flourish with a Bling store for many colors of rhinestones and pearls,  absolutely gorgeous flourishes and beautiful flowers.
But no cheating gals, because this week at Tuesday Throwdown we want to see your handmade flowers.  

The very first Make and Take that I taught at a stamping show, several years ago, was handmade roses.  I decided that for this week's Tuesday Throwdown DT project I was going to make some of those roses.  Starting with little square pieces of DP, the old memory kicked in and I made a few to decorate this gift bag.
(I've used a CTMH stamp on the tag.)

It was such fun meeting all the people at that first show and watching them carefully carrying their paper roses until the glue and glitter gel dried.  I'm already looking forward to teaching Make and Takes at 3 shows this fall in Westminster, MD, York, PA and Edison, NJ.

Now it's your turn to make some flowers, add them to a project and enter them in Tuesday Throwdown Challenge # 205.  I am anxious to see them all.

And, by the way, my online girlfriend, Donna, has posted two flower tutorials on her Creative Smiles blog here and  here showing you how to transform plain prima flowers into wonderful accessories for your cards and projects.

I'll be entering this gift bag with tag in the following challenges:
Craft-Dee Bowz July Challenge - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Crafting from the Heart Challenge #28- Always Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations Challenge - Summer Blooms
Anything but a Card Challenge 37 - Anything Goes
My Craft Creations Challenge  - Anything Goes