Thursday, September 29, 2016

Creative Knockouts #161 - Fall

Creative Knockouts latest challenge is sponsored by Di's Digis.  The prize is a generous $12 certificate for her shop.  Our theme is fall, so I used lots of fall colors on my card.

I used a digi (#624 Best Friends) from artist, Sandra Caldwell for my card.  You can find more of her digis on her Facebook Fan Group or in her shop, Babycakes Digis and Designs.  A thanks to Sketch Saturday for the card layout!

This is my last challenge as a member of the Creative Knockouts DT.  I've had a wonderful time working with the team and getting to know Kelly.  She's the best!  I hope you will join the fall challenge at Creative Knockouts.

Challenges Entered:
Sketch Saturday #431

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Creative Knockouts #161 - Winged Wonders

Emerald Faeries is the sponsor at Creative Knockouts this week.  It seems fitting that our challenge is Winged Wonders.  This cute image is named Jewel.  I just loved coloring that sweet face!  Take a peek at the DT work here and then join us for the challenge!

Challenges Entered:
 Craft Your Passions #329 - AG
Inky Chicks #72  - Fairies or wings

Sunday, September 11, 2016

A Day for Daisies - Flowers in My Garden

The temperature is changing and nights are starting to become cooler here in Minnesota, meaning summer is on its way out and fall is beaconing.  My image choice for this posting is an serves as a reminder of the wonderful summer weather - and what could be better than this sweet little girl surrounded by flowers and a warm breeze blowing through her hair?   The digi, Flowers in my Garden is available in the A Day for Daisies Shop.

She's colored with Copics and the layers of paper are from my scrap drawer.  I created the flower from white satin ribbon, colored the pearl with my Copics, and used an SU! felt stitched leaf from my stash.

Hope you are playing with our challenge this month on the ADFD Blog.  Zubaida is a challenge winner from July.  Isn't she a fabulous Guest Design Team member this month?  You could be our next GDT member!
Challenges Entered:
Always Playing with Paper #77 - Colors
Aud Sentiments #163 - AG + Sentiment
Craft Rocket #23 - AG
                                                                                             Let's Color #12 - September
                                                                                             Pencil Case #26 - AG

Friday, September 2, 2016

Whoooooo's Ready for A New ADFD Challenge?

Our September group post on the A Day for Daisies Blog features a collection of sweet owls. I used Owl Sister on my card.  I am a sucker for those circle flowers Tammy draws and love how these frame the owl. The card had a fall feel to it until I popped an oval frame I had sitting on my desk behind the image.  The background is a wood grain embossing folder to go with September's challenge  - Add Some Wood - and I got in the recessed areas with my Copics to add some visual interest.

I hope you will play along with the Add Some Wood challenge this month.  Remember, you can enter up to four times and the winner will join our team as a guest design team member!  You just need an ADFD image to play - and there's a cute freebie waiting for you on the challenge page!   I can't wait to see what you create.

Challenges Entered:
Crafting From the Heart #125 - AG
Craft Your Passions #327 - AG
TTCRD Aug. 30-Sept. 5th - AG
Crafting By Designs September - AG
Fab 'n' Funky #316 - AG
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #293- AG
4 Crafty Chicks #314 - Fussy Cutting
Craft Rocket #23 - AG

Thursday, August 18, 2016

A Day for Daisies - Nymph or Fairy?

This little cutie is from the ADFD archives, called Wild Daisy Nymph.  There are four nymphs in this collection and truth-be-told, I fell in love with their eyes and sweet faces when I saw them.  Thinking of those little toe-headed blonde children, I decided to keep her hair white-blonde.  The hair color really popped as I layered in more E93 and 95 behind her.  Her wings are coated with Wink of Stella.
SU's French Script is stamped in white to create a card back background and the sentiment is from Avery Elle's Thanks a Bunch set.
Copics used:
Skin - E000, E00, R11
Hair - E42, 41
Eyes and wings - BG 70, 72
Flowers and dress - R11, 22, 24
Leaves - G12, 14
Background - E93, 95

I wondered why Tammy designated these "nymphs" and not fairies, so when I checked "the Google", I discovered that fairies are no bigger than your fingers, but nymphs can be the size of humans!   Something new "enchanted" learning for me!  Hope this card enchants and inspires you to check out Tammy's nymph collection in the ADFD shop!

It's half way through our August "Use School Paper" challenge on the ADFD Blog.   The fabulous prize is images from the ADFD store and a chance to be a Guest DT Member!  I hope you come and play!

Creative Knockouts #155 - Tag Time

This week the Creative Knockouts challenge is all about tags.  My card uses the image, Support from our sponsor Glitterbabe and Stamping Boutique.  I decided to keep this card simple and use pink, black and white.  I used Stickles on the bra and a computer generated sentiment.  Take a peek at the DT creations here and then play with us.

Monday, August 15, 2016

All Tied Up!

Back with another adorable Sandra Caldwell image.  This one is called 718 Mummified Pork.  I love how this card turned out!  Start with a fun image, add a little Memory Box bow die and some heart punches and viola! 

You can find this little piggie in the Babycakes Digis and Designs Etsy Shop HERE.  Stop by the Sandra Caldwell Facebook group to se the other new images this week and what the DT has colored up for you!
The inside of the card.

Challenges Entered:
Crafty Friends #38 - AG
Let's Color/ August - AG
Pencil Case # 26 - AG
Crafting From the Heart #123 - AG