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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Strong coffee

Well, I don't like super strong coffee, but I don't care for weak brew either.   My addiction is hazelnut cafe by Maxwell House International - I can prepare a cup at home whenever I feel the urge!
This image and sentiment are part of a freebie from Verve - from a year ago, I think.  Thanks!  The DP is from a DCWV Fall stack.  The band is sheer fall ribbon from Michael's and the die is Spellbinder Labels 4.
Sketch:   VLV Sketches
Coffee:    Coffee Loving Cardmakers
Fall:    Hiding in my Craftroom
Feels like autumn:    Allsorts
Golden harvest - leaves:    Cuttlebug Mania
Colors (brown, vanilla, rust, beige):  Your Next Stamp
                                                               Star Stampz
Ribbon:     Di's Digi Designs 
Any:    Crafting-with-friends
             Morgans Artworld
             Crafting with an Attitude

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Recycled Christmas card 9-16-17

I added the snowflake embossing folder - maybe they look like stars?  The sheer gold ribbon and gold metallic cs add an elegant touch.  The background of the recycled image is a muted gold, though it looks black on my screen!  The images are white.
Sketch:  Tuesday Morning
Stars:  Simon Says Stamp Monday
Christmas    C.R.A.F.T.
Any - option, white on white:   Ikes World
Any (8 challenge max):  Creative Knockouts

Friday, September 15, 2017

Soaring - QKR Stampede DT challenge #261 - Anything Goes

This week's challenge at QKR Stampede is, as always, anything goes - no option this time, so let your imagination take over!  You may enter as many as 3 times.  Winners receive QKR images - if you use a QKR/Eureka image you win additional images.  Join us before 3 p.m.Thursday Sept. 21.  Winners are posted Friday when there is a new challenge.
This flying elephant is the image called "floating away".  Both the image and sentiment can be found in the store here.  I lightly colored the elephant with brown water color pencil.  (I used my aqua pen to soften the color.).  I am sure he is floating among the stars!   The balloons are also water colored.  I fussy cut the image before adhering it to the bg.  Serendipity - I  have a pad called Beau Papier that includes this page with the houses - and I finally found a way to use one!  I added gems to create doorknobs - they are a tad large but that is all I could find.
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Inspiration/color:  Cupcake Inspirations
                                Incy Wincy Designs
In the stars:    Simon Says Stamp Monday
Any:     Angies
              Crafting with an Attitude
              Pammies Inky Pinkies
              Jo's Scrapshack
              Day Dreamer
              Lemon Shortbread
              Classic Design Team 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Imagine That GD card - 9/14/17


This is my inspiration card for this week's Imaginethatdigistamp post.  I used the outline image, sentiment, and pink butterfly paper from this set called Frieda's Flower Basket, which you can see here.  The set includes a pre-colored image, which I used to inspire, though I changed the color.  I fussy cut the butterfly but adhered it to the original spot.  I also cut the sentiment to use in separate locations. The die is Spellbinders Labels 5.   In addition to the included DP, I used a piece from a recent prize -  pad of papers from Zeeman, a Dutch company.  - sponsored by Cuttlebug Mania (Jannie).
Challenges entered:  
Sketch and colors:   Your Next Stamp
Dies:   Cuttlebug Mania
            Crafty Sentiments
           Day Dreamer
           Paper Nest Dolls
           Pammies Inky Pinkies
           Corrosive Challenges 
           Classic Design Team
           Quick Quotes