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Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Corrosive Challenge #219 - Follow Your Heart


Hi again!  I'm back with a new Corrosive Challenge!  We are excited to welcome a brand new sponsor for us: Faery Ink!  Amanda Byron is the artist and here is what Amanda says about herself and her art:

"I'm an artist/designer/writer based in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in upstate South Carolina. USA. My stamps are heavily influenced by my childhood in the 80s with magical girls and fantastical creatures. I have a close bond with the fae folk and I celebrate their mythos by bringing the faeries back to life in my digis and other artworks."


You can find the Faery Ink shop HERE, the challenge blog HERE and the Facebook group HERE.


Our challenge set by lovely hostess Michelle is "Follow Your Heart".  Just use at least one heart any where on your project and you're good to go!

Amanda is offering 3 digis to our winner and she also generously provided the team with an image of their choice to work with.  I selected Hip Hop Headphones.  I think she is just the cutest thing!  And everyone knows I'm a sucker for music themed images.  It brings me back to my radio days!  Anywhoo... Headphones is colored with Copics and fussy cut.  I went a bit die crazy on this one!  First, I used LLC Accent It - Cassette Tape (My Favorite Things Stamps) and the coordinating LLC Journal It - Playlist stamp set.  I also used my new Virtuoso Music die (Memory Box) plus several trusty La-La-Land Craft dies - Heart Doily Border and Heart Banner.  The small heart is a Martha Stewart punch.  I added flowers and pearls and I was done!  Papers are Fabulous Girl (Recollections).



Be sure to visit the blog and see the rest of the team's heartfelt creations!  We'd love to see you play along!  I'm hoping for a lazy Sunday....  breakfast, crafting, reading, TV.  What about you?  Is there crafting in store for you?  What are you working on right now?

Copics used: E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E31, E59, E79, N4, R20, R81, R83, R85, YG03, YG13, BG10, BG72, BG75.

Challenges: 
- Sweet Stampin': All or Nothing (one layer or lots of layers)
- Crafty Catz: #268-Punches and Dies
- Stempelsonne: #135-Anything Goes 
- The Stamping Boutique: More Than One Layer
Creative Knockouts: #78-Lots of Layers
- Southern Girls: Get Your Girly On
- Sassy Studio Designs: #270-Sassy in a Row (flowers, sentiment, pink)
- Crafter's Cafe: #105-Lots of Layers
- Crafting For All Seasons: #96-Dies and Punches
- Fresh Brewed Designs: Image + Sentiment

{hugs}
Regan  

KennyK's Krafty Krew #190 - Anything Goes with a Twist: Shape Up


Hello!  I'm sorry I've been quiet...  Valentine's Day wiped me out and I needed some recovery time.  And then this week I somehow threw my back out.  Several chiropractor visits later I am finally feeling human again.  The Winter That Won't End isn't helping either.  I thought we lived in New England, not Siberia!  There is more snow on the way tonight!  (Make it stop!!!)  Although I have enjoyed a bit of couch time and binge watching seasons of Downton Abbey, it was time to get crafting again.  Today I'm here again with both my DT posts.  First up is KennyK's Krafty Krew!

Our sponsor is, of course, KennyKdownloadsUse any KennyK image to play along for your chance to win 3 images of choice!  However, if you use the optional twist and you're our winner, your prize increases to 5 images!  Plus each of our Top 3 receives 1 image of choice for the distinction!

Our theme is always "Anything Goes" but there is a different twist each time.  Today we want you to "Shape Up!"!  That is: we want to see your shaped cards (no square or rectangle allowed).  I've colored up Handyman for a masculine birthday card.  I don't typically make a lot of shaped cards but this one was fun!  I used a Classic Circle Nestabilities die (Spellbinders) as my base and layered a Cogs Nestabilities die (Spellbinders) on top of it.  Then I added a couple of Sprightly Sprockets (Spellbinders), Tim Holtz gears, black mesh, and a Stampin' Up sentiment cut with Fishtail Flags Stax Die-namics (My Favorite Things).  The little tire is from a model car kit found in the dollar bins at Michaels.  Papers are Boy Crazy (My Mind's Eye).



I'll be back in a few hours with my Corrosive Challenge card!  See you then!

Copics used: E00, E04, E11, E21, E35, E50, E53, E55, Y28, Y35, BG10, BG72, BG75, B32, B34, B37, R27, R46, R89, N0, N2, N4.

Challenges:
- Di's Digi Designs: Birthdays
- Brown Sugar: #135-Anything Goes
- Digitally Sweet: #129-Anything Goes
- Sister Act Card Challenge: #95-Anything Goes
- DL Art: #151-Boy or Man
- Seize the Birthday: Masculine
- Scrapper's Delight: #41-Anything Goes

{hugs}
Regan

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Corrosive Challenge #218 - Things with Wings


Hello again!  I'm back to tell you about the new Corrosive Challenge as well!  This fortnight we are welcoming back fabulous sponsor artbymiran and her gorgeous art!  She was so generous and allowed the team to select a few images to work with!  I choose to play with Lovely Irene for our "Things with Wings" theme.  You can find her and many more gorgeous images HERE in the Etsy shop and be sure to visit the blog as well!  If you play along with us you could win 3 images of your choice!


I colored Irene with Copics and cut her using the Floral Ovals Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  I don't know if you can tell, but I took my time with her pleats.  Not perfect, but it's a start and I was pretty pleased all in all.  I used a Tim Holtz Alterations Bigz die (Sizzix).  This one is called Caged Bird.  The arrow is also Tim Holtz (love that man), and the small heart is a Martha Stewart punch.  I added flowers and a Recollections charm.  Papers are Bramble Rose (My Mind's Eye).



Please pop over to The Corrosive Challenge blog to see the stunning creations from the rest of the team!  They really outdid themselves!

We had to dig ourselves out yet again over here!  My city has had 100 feet of snow this Winter so far and there is more on the way!  I don't know about you, but I am really ready for Spring!  Maybe that's why I chose the colors I did and added lots of flowers to my card!  lol

So glad you could stop by and hope you have a wonderful day!

Copics used: E00, E04, E11, E21, E35, E37, E51, E53, E55, Y35, Y38, R20, R81, R83, R85, R89

Challenges:
- Crafty Calendar Challenge: Anything Goes 
- Di's Digi Designs Challenge: Lots of Embellishments 
- Digi Galore: Anything Goes 
- Kraftyhands: Hearts and Flowers
- artbymiran challenge: #25-Anything Goes 
- Simply Create Too: #79-Anything Goes
- Sister Act Card Challenge: #93-Anything Goes 
- Stempelsonne: Anything Goes

{hugs}
Regan     

KennyK's Krafty Krew #189 - Anything Goes with a Twist: Sports


Hello!  Welcome to a new KennyK's Krafty Krew challenge!  It's been a busy week for me (holiday ones always are) so I'm running a bit behind, but I had to post so I could tell you about the fabulous new release as well as our new theme!  Check out 4 new clear stamps and 2 new digis released today!

It's always Anything Goes with us but there's a twist!  Today that twist is "Sports".  I elected to use Sports Fan.  I figured that way I have all the sports covered!  He is colored with Copics and cut and matted using Classic Squares Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  The sentiment is from a Stampin' Up set called Sporting and is cut with the Ribbon Banners set (Spellbinders).  I also added a star (Stars Five from Spellbinders) and a banner from La-La-Land Crafts.  Papers are Champs from Me & My Big Idea.  Sketch is Sketch Saturday (#348).




Play along for chance to win!  This week there is a special prize: the 4 new clear stamps can be yours!  And if you use the twist you and you're our winner you will receive two bonus digi images of your choice as well!  Plus our Top 3 each receive one digi a piece for the honor!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!

Copics used: E00, E04, E11, E21, E27, E35, E37, E50, E51, E53, R20, R37, R39, R89, B00, BG10, BG72, BG75, Y28, Y35, Y38, YG03, N0, N2, N4, N6, N8.

{hugs}
Regan

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Hearts and Flowers Day!  It's snowing here.  Again.  Another foot of snow is predicted so my Valentine's Day consisted of Chinese take-out and episodes of Downton Abbey while Kayne played his new Xbox game and asked me questions (or for food) every 10 minutes.  :-)  I'm off to do more crafting, but I wanted to share the selection of Valentine's Day cards I made this week.  (I'll be back later with all the details for each card.)

My favorite one of the bunch is an easel card I made using Love from Saturated Canary.




This floral beauty is Gardener Gayle from Saturated Canary's Little Darlings Rubber Stamps rubber collection.  Believe it or not, this is the first ever SC rubber I've inked.  (She's actually also available in digi now as well as part of a special Spring Pack that Krista recently released.)





Here is a quilted creation using Patchwork from Saturated Canary.


Creaine Challenges (#45) - Sketch plus 3 Buttons



Golf Cart by Tiffany Doodles




Valentine Margarita by Impression Obsession






Inspired By Stamping (#90)



I hope you had a special day with your loved one!

{hugs}
Regan

Sunday, February 1, 2015

The Corrosive Challenge #217 - Splash of Color



Hey there!  I'm back with a new Corrosive Challenge!  We are thrilled to welcome back a long time and favorite sponsor, Sassy Studio Designs!  Lindsay has shared two of her newest images with the team and she is generously offering a prize of 4 digis to our winner!
Our theme was chosen by DT member Debbie Miller.  She is our hostess this fortnight and she opted for "Splash of Color" as our challenge.  This means your creation should be white on white with just a splash of color.  When coloring your images, hair and skin tones are allowed as well.

I selected Capricorn Portrait for my card.  She is colored with Copics and cut using the Fleur de Lis Squares from Spellbinders.  Because the card base had to be white I wanted to add lots of texture.  I embossed one of my base panels with a Darice Basketweave folder then added two punched borders (from Martha Stewart).  I also punched out a sand dollar and some branches from Ms, Martha.  The flourish is a Magnolia Doohickey die and the Wrought Iron Fence I used as a topper is from La-La-Lad Crafts.  I popped on a few pearls (even giving her a lovely headpiece) and one blue flower to match my splash of color on her fishy tail.  Sketch is Ike's World (#30).  I sort of turned it upside down on its head, but I think you can still recognize it!



That is all from me today!  I am hoping to take it easy...  sleep in, read, craft, watch some TV.  I know there's that little thing called the Super Bowl on tonight and that the rest of New England will be watching, but I just can't get excited about football.  If you're like me and you'd rather create than watch the big game, join us over at The Corrosive Challenge!  There are stunning projects from the team just waiting to inpsire you!

Copics used:  E00, E04, E11, E21, E35, E53, E55, E57, E59, R20, N0, N2, BG10, BG72, BG75

Challenges:
- Sassy Studio Designs: DTBST #266-Keep It The Same
- Hiding in my Craft Room: #185-Freestyle
- Open Minded Crafting: #29-NO Pink, NO Red
- Brown Sugar Challenge: #131-3 Different Embellishments
- Crafts For Eternity: #211-No Pattern Paper
- Cut It Up: #63-Embossing
- Digitally Sweet: #125-Anything Goes
- Sister Act Card Challenge: #91-Anything Goes
- 4 Crafty Chicks: #231-Anything Goes

{hugs}
Regan 

KennyK's Krafty Krew #188 - Anything Goes with a Twist: Love


Hello!  Today is a busy day for me as both my DT posts happen to fall on the same date!  So first up is a new KennyK's Krafty Krew challenge!  It's always Anything Goes, but the twist keeps you on your toes!  This time around our theme is "Love".  It can be any kind of love, not necessarily romantic in nature.

Our sponsor is, of course, KennyKdownloadsUse any KennyK image to play along for your chance to win 3 images of choice!  However, if you use the optional twist and you're our winner, your prize increases to 5 images!  Plus each of our Top 3 receives 1 image of choice for the distinction!


For my card I used Madison Attitude!  Because shopping!  I mean, who doesn't love a little retail therapy, right?  (This is actually going to a coworker for his wife's Valentine.)  I colored Madison with Copics and fussy cut her.  I went a little fussy on the whole card actually and added lots of goodies!  Piled on there are papers from My Mind's Eye - Kiss & Tell, two La-La-Land Crafts dies (Hearts Doily Border and Heart Banner), the Heart Doily Die-namics from My Favorite Things, Small Labels Nestabilities by Spellbinder, flowers, pearls, cheesecloth, a Stampin' Up metal clip, and a Recollections chipboard sticker!  The sentiment is from My Favorite Things, a set called More Essential Sentiments.




Spread a little love and join us over at KennyK's Krafty Krew!  See what labors of love the rest of the gals have to share with you and then play along!  Remember: you MUST use a KennyK image to enter!

We are bracing for another major winter storm here!  They are predicting another potential foot of snow!  Yikes!  Because the almost 3 feet we got less than a week ago wasn't sufficient?  Looks like it may be online retail therapy for me!

Thanks for stopping by and check back with me shortly for a new Corrosive Challenge!

Copics used: E00, E04, E11, E21, E35, E57, R20, R24, R27, R29, R39, R81, R83, R85, R89, B32, B34, B37, Y32, Y35, N0, N2, N4, N6, N8

Challenges:
- A Gem of a Challenge: #137-Lots of Layers
- Digi Designs Challenge Blog: Include a Heart(s) 
- My Sheri Crafts: #149-Valentine's Day
- Fairytale Challenge: #110-Something with a Heart
- Fun with Shapes: #175-Valentine 
- QKR Stampede: #124-Hearts
- Simply Create Too: #78-Happy Valentine's Day (or add hearts) 
- Aud Sentiments: #124-Valentine or Love Sentiment
- C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #296-Valentine's Day 
- Time Out: #23-Valentine's Day with a Twist: Hearts


{hugs}
Regan