Tuesday, February 28, 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches # 212 - Sketch Challenge

This is a sketch week on the CC&S Challenge Blog.  I had fun with this one!  No coloring - just a whole lotta paper piecing!  I used Paper Smooches' die, Cute Cluster and an old giant ric-rac border die.  I die cut the flower several times and inlaid the pieces within the frame.  Once the frame was die cut, Stick-it paper and tweezers were instrumental in completing the flower.  The last step was to fussy cut around the outside of the frame.  It was easy to make two or three flowers with all of the pieces, so I have a couple more flowers ready to trim and use.  PTI's Just A Note mini stamp set was used with white embossing powder for the sentiment.

Stop by the CC&S Blog and check out how the rest of the DT interpreted the sketch!  I hope you play along with us this week!

Challenges Entered:
Inkspirational #129 - "Connect"
OLLCB #223 - Embossing
Use Your Stuff #253 - use A Sketch

Saturday, February 25, 2017

A Day for Daisies - BLOG HOP

Hi ADFD Friends,

Today is the first day of our ADFD Blog Hop - a celebration of all of the beautiful images Tammy has created over the years. As a special surprise for Tammy, we have a combination of current and former DT members participating in the hop. Her inspiring art and generous heart have touched us all. We want to take a moment to show our gratitude and thank Tammy for the blessings and joys we have received as members of the ADFD DT.

Our theme is “A Collection of ADFD Favorites” - so each DT member’s blog you visit will share something she has created with one of her favorite ADFD images.  I had the hardest time choosing a favorite - because I don't have just one. Two of my top favorites to color over the years have been the little girls Tammy draws and her fairies.  They have such an innocence about them and fill me with joy.   This image seemed like a perfect combination of my two favorites!  It's called Growing A Flower 

The hop has hidden prizes - a commenter from each hidden prize stop will win a choice of one image from the ADFD Shop! You won’t know where the prizes are hidden, so be sure to leave a comment at each stop of the Hop! Our Blog Hop will run from 7:00 a.m. eastern standard time on Saturday, February 25, 2017 until 9:00 p.m. eastern standard time on Tuesday, February 27, 2017.  When you leave a comment for me, tell me if you are more drawn to Tammy's fairies or children.

In addition to the Blog Hop, we invite you to share your Favorite ADFD image in the final ADFD Blog Challenge. The linky will stay open until Friday, March 3rd. All prize-winners will be announced on the ADFD Blog on Saturday, March 4, 2017. We hope you will join our celebration of the thousands of images Tammy has created. Rules for the challenge are posted on the right sidebar of the ADFD Blog - the last spot of the stop! Remember to leave a comment on my blog for a chance to win before you move onto Cindy's.

 Are you ready to HOP?!?  You should have arrived here from Broni's blog - Cindy is your next stop!  If you get lost along the way or a link is broken, go the ADFD Blog and start where you left off.

                                                Cathy (me)

                                                ADFD Blog

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches #211 - Colour Week

Hi Everyone,

We're back with CC&S challenge #211.  This is a color week.  I had to adjust my colors, and am using Peach Parfait, Pure Poppy and Wild Wasabi.

I used a newly purchased Spellbinders die called, Overlapping Circles for my background and pulled out a very old hostess stamp set from SU! called, Simply Soft for the image.  The stem is colored with Copics and the flowers were stamped multiple times, first using Peach Parfait ink, then twice with Pure Poppy.  I used an acrylic block for the stamping to allow for more off-setting.  At first I tried using my Misti for the flower petals, but it was too perfect and I wanted to see more gradation in the bloom colors.  Love how this turned out. . .  CAS and it didn't take me all day!!

Drop by the CC&S blog to be inspired by the rest of the DT and then play along with us this week!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

A Day for Daisies - Mary Hen

I loved working with the Mary Hen image from the ADFD Shop so much, I made two cards using it!!  Both of these cards were super-simple to make.  The card above is a CAS design with the image and sentiment printed from my computer right onto the cardstock, cut in half - and viola, a card is born!  The bottom is an embossed border; I attached ribbon with a matching bow and three sequins.  Super simple and easy to reproduce.

The card below uses the same image - the one on the right is flipped so the hens could talk with each other!  Another computer generated sentiment, a few layers, and buttons from my stash tied with linen twine - and done!!
If you are a lover of A Day for Daisies images, be sure to stop back on Saturday.  We are having a blog hop with prizes!  We're excited and hope you will join in the festivities.

Challenges Entered:
Little Red Wagon #381 - Seasons of Love
Craft Rocket #33 - AG
Cute Card Thursday #485 - No patterned paper (top card)
TGIF#95 - Birds of a Feather

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches #210 - Sketch Week

I loved working with this week's CC&S challenge sketch.  Despite the Valentine's Day posting, I went with a new baby card.

I used bib images from A Day for Daisies (Baby Bib Heart, Baby Bib Duck, and Baby Bib Smile) from A Day for Daisies.  The drawings are darling and clean to use for a CAS challenge.  I kept the color palette simple, added a little texture with the paper panel and the ribbon, and then rounded the two bottom corners.  My Misti is my new best friend!  I think I stamped the sentiment three times!!

Make sure you check out the rest of the DT's inspiration on the CAS Colours & Sketch Challenge Blog - and then join us this week.

Challenges Entered:
Crafty Cardmakers #182 - Add Some Texture
613 Avenue Create #194 - CAS, Blue, Sentiment

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Sandra Caldwell Release -

Hi Everyone,
Back with another release from Sandra Caldwell's Babycakes Digis and Design Shop.  16 brand new digis are part of this release!  This one is called 1344- Jumping for Love!  Perfect for Valentine's Day or the Heart Association's Jump A Thon!

Check out Sandra's Shop - and find something to color!  Hope to see your creations in the Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans Facebook group.

Challenges Entered:
In the Pink #112 - with Love
Aud Sentiment #173 - Valentine
Craft Rocket #32 - It's a Love Thing!
Cute Card Thursday #464 - Lace or Frills

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches #209 - Colour Challenge

Hello CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge Friends!

This week's colors create a wonderful palette for a Valentines card.
•Two dies from SugarPea Designs (Heart Journal Card and Notched Heart Journal Card) created the focal point for my card.  Super simple - to create.
•Sketch Saturday's challenge #449 helped with the design.

Be sure to visit the CC&S blog to be inspired by the DT and then play along!

Challenges Entered:
Sketch Saturday #449

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Sandra Caldwell February Release

Hi Everyone,
After a brief holiday break, the Sandra Caldwell DT is back with this week's new release.  My card features the image #1321 Forever Love.   You can find all of the new releases in the Babycakes Digis and Designs Etsy shop.   Check out the Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans FB Group!

I have to admit, this couple could be my husband and me!  My hair's a whole lot shorter though!!  Thanks to Try Stampin' On Tuesdays for the sketch inspiration!

Challenges Entered:
Card Concept #66 - Love  & Romance
Craft Rocket #32 - It's a Love thing
Cute Card Thursday #463 - Be My Valentine

Friday, February 3, 2017

A Day for Daisies February Challenge #159

With Valentine's Day less than two weeks away, I keep thinking of the cards I need to make for my sweet grandkids.  This one is called Love Clown.  All of that pink is so yummy!  I used Sketch #229 from the Paper Craft Crew to design my card.

The A Day for Daisies Blog Challenge theme for February is Anything Goes - a favorite because it leaves room for so much creativity.  We chose this theme to encourage lots of participation - our ADFD Blog is going on indefinite hiatus, so this is our final challenge.  Pop over to the ADFD Blog for some Valentine's inspiration from the DT.

To celebrate all of the joy ADFD images bring to us, the DT is planning a Blog Hop with prizes later in the month.  Dig out your favorite ADFD image - or better yet, treat yourself to a new one and stay tuned on the blog for details!

Challenges Entered:
Paper Craft Crew #229
Card Concept #66 - Love and Romance
Crafty Gals #108 - AG
Craft Rocket #32 - It's a Love Thing
Cute Card Thursday #463 - Be My Valentine
In the Pink #112 - With love