Saturday, September 26, 2015

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #380

Happy Saturday, Sketchers!
Debra has a fun sketch for you to play with this week.  The challenge prize is 7 digis from our wonderful sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps.

I've used Bugaboo's, Sock Monkey-Birthday for my card.  Originally, I had every intention of using this image for a birthday card, but a colleague recently had a baby girl and I decided this little monkey would be an adorable card for her.  They aren't using traditional colors in their nursery and have decorated it with lots of oranges and yellows.  I love figuring out ways to use images in new ways!

Take a peek at our DT cards and then play along with us!  Can't wait to see your card in the gallery!

Friday, September 25, 2015

A Day for Daisies Challenge #131 - Mucha Love

We have a photo inspiration for our new ADFD challenge - Mucha Love.  I used the Mucha Style Wild Poppy and some elements of the photo in my card.  I utilized the deep purple, the gold, the swirl shapes, and laciness of the cake frosting.  Give your creativity a jump start and join our two week challenge at the ADFD Blog.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #379

Welcome back for a new sketch this week.  I love sketch challenges and Alex's sketch tested my creativity - along with making choices about papers I would use!  The circle frame and background circles are embedded into the white background paper.  The image and sentiment are from a Unity Stamp set my friend Marilyn sent me.

I hope you will come along and play with this Sketch Saturday challenge.  Bunny Zoe Crafts is our sponsor.  I'm looking forward to seeing your take on the sketch!

Challenges Entered:
Craft Your Passions #279 - AG
4 Crafty Chicks - Circles, Circles, Circles
Aud Sentiment #140 - AG + Sentiment
As You Like It - Favourite Die + Why - Stitched dies; they add a great finished touch (the circle die is stitched)
Southern Girls - Layer it Up

Friday, September 18, 2015

A Day for Daisies Showcase - Mucha Style Flowers

This week we are featuring September's Mucha Style Flower Collection at A Day for Daisies.  This is Mucha Style Bachelor Button 1.  It's hard to tell from the photo, but I fussy cut the bottom flower and popped it out to give it some dimension.

I love the colors these flowers come in.  Coloring this one allowed me to take a walk down memory lane from when I was younger.  My grandma grew these in her garden.

Stop by the ADFD Blog over the next two weeks to see the variety of flowers and how the DT used them.  Some of these flowers would be perfect for the Frame It! challenge.  There's still time to play!

Challenges Entered:
Addicted to Stamps #162 - Make Your Mark
Little Miss Muffet #120 - AG
Aud Sentiment #140 - AG + sentiment
Southern Girls - Layer it Up

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Creative Knockouts #107 - Happy Fall Y'all!

Happy Fall Y'all is the theme for this week's Creative Knockouts challenge.   Our sponsor is Sami Stamps and her beautiful image, Bird Beauty is featured.  Aren't these fall colors lovely?!?  Using an idea I learned from an Online Card Class on creating backgrounds, I took a striped patterned paper and stamped a background stamp on top of it with Versa Mark and brown embossing powder.
Break out your fall colors and join our challenge this week!  The DT has some inspiration for you at the Creative Knockouts Blog.

Challenges Entered:
Dream Valley #115 - Autumn Colors
Craft Your Passion #279 - AG
Clear It Out - Autumn - stash: foliage/leaves
Little Red Wagon #307 - Try Something New (background technique)
Simon Says Stamp - Die Crazy
Sami Stamps #29 - Frame It

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #378

Happy Saturday, Sketchers!  This week's Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp!  $25 is the prize!  Who couldn't find a ton of ways to use that in the Simon Says Stamp Shop?!?

My card uses two stamp sets from PTI.  The sentiment is from Choose Joy and the background is made with Modern Basics, a set designed by Maile Belles.  Our DT has a great selection for you using former teamie Vannessa's sketch here.

Challenges Entered:
Through the Craft Room Door - 9/8-9/14 - AG
Cards in Envy - Inspired by a Song (You've Gotta Have Heart)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #102 - Make it Feminie
Fab "n' Funky #272 - Shabby Chic
Crafty Gals Corner #36 - Bingo: layers, embossing, bling
Creative Moments #76 - Use a Sentiment
Aud Sentiments #140

Friday, September 11, 2015

A Day for Daisies Challenge #130 - Frame It!

It's time for a new challenge at the A Day for Daisies blog.  Our challenge is called "Frame It".  My card uses another of the September release fairies called, Fairy Lily Portrait.  I colored this with #thehumanrainbow in mind using E13, E33 and V17 as my skin colors.  The card has some Stickles and Wink of Stella, so it has a luscious shimmer.

Come and join our challenge.  You have two weeks to play along. Take a look at what the DT has for you here!

Challenges Entered:
Through the Craft Room Door 9/8-9/14 - AG
Cards in Envy - Inspired by a Song (Brown Sugar)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #108 - Make it Feminine
Little Red Wagon #308 - Use a Digi
Crafty Gals Corner Bingo - flowers, digi, bling
4 Crafty Chicks #263 - Birthday
As You Like it (9/10) - Favorite Die (Stitched borders because they add a lovely finish to any card.)

Friday, September 4, 2015

A Day for Daisies - September Release

Tammy has some new, beautiful ADFD images for the September release.  There were so many pretties, it was hard to choose which one to feature!  Mine is called Fairy Flower Bouquet Portrait.  I used the new sketch at Case This Sketch for my card design.  Its simplicity was perfect as a way to showcase the gorgeous image. The sentiment is from the August PTI release.

Check out the rest of the DT inspiration on the ADFD Blog, and then head over to the ADFD shop and choose one for yourself!  

Challenges Entered:
CAS(e) this Sketch #139
Little Red Wagon #305 - CAS
Crafty Gals Corner #35 - Embossing
The Paper Shelter #217 - Embossing
Creative Moments #76 - Use a Sentiment

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Creative Knockouts #105 - Flower Power

"Flower Power" is the theme of this week's Creative Knockouts challenge.  Our sponsor is Lacy Sunshine, with a prize of 3 digis.   This sweet image is called Heidi Dazzlebud Briar Whimsy, which you can find in the Lacy Sunshine shop.

Take a peek at the DT's inspiration and then come along and play with our Flower Power challenge.

Challenges Entered:
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #101 - AG
Freshly Made Sketches #202
Simon Says Stamp! - Make it Colorful
Time Out Challenge #39 - Make your Mark
Southern Girls #118 - Flower Power