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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

KennyK's Krafty Krew Challenge #193 - Anything Goes with a Twist: Flower Power

Hi there!  I'm popping in mid-week to share my latest KennyK creation which accompanies a new clear stamp release AND a new challenge!  Visit KennyK Clear Stamps for the former and KennyK's Krafty Krew for the latter!

Our current theme is Anything Goes (as always) with an optional twist of "Flower Power"!  You MUST use a KennyK image (clear or digi) to play either way, but using the twist will get you more prize if you are our winner.  We are offering 2 clear stamps of choice this time around with a bonus of two digis for using the twist.

Your flowers can be anywhere on your project- the image itself, your papers, the embellishments.  Get creative and let's see your inner hippy!  I'm actually showing my inner rocker as I've used the brand new Sexy Rocker clear stamp!  She is colored with Copics and cut using the Long Rectangles Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  There are a couple of other dies in use here as well: Zipper (Marianne Design) and Accent It - Rock and Roll Die-namics (My Favorite Things).  I added my flowers, a metal corner, a couple of pieces of bling, and a coating of Glaze pen to her glasses.  The sentiment is one of several that comes with the image.  I thought it would be fun to cut it with guitar pick die!  The zebra print paper is by Canvas Corp. The layout is based on the current Try Stampin' On Tuesday challenge (#214).

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll head over to the Krafty Krew blog to see the bouquet of beautiful blooms from the design team!

Copics used: E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E31, E79, R20, RV29, RV34, N2, N4, N6, B32, B34


Sunday, April 12, 2015

The Corrosive Challenge #222 - Floral Fantasy

Welcome to another Corrosive Challenge!  I have been having a rough time crafting lately.  First I was sick!  Fever, chills, the whole shebang!  And last week I somehow managed to acquire a pinched nerve in my neck that is radiating pain down my right arm (and of course I'm right handed).  Between that and the horrid weather that has continued to plague us until yesterday, I have spent my spare time on the couch in a funk.  My neck/shoulder/arm still hurt and my mojo was off but I soldiered on to make a card because we are introducing a new sponsor this fortnight: Ching-Chou Kuik!  Her enchanting images can be found HERE in her etsy shop.

Our theme is "Floral Fantasy".  Just use flowers somewhere on your creation (part of the image, on your paper, as an embellishment) and you're in!  Ching-Chou was kind enough to allow us each to select an image to work with and I picked Embrace the Ocean.  I used to her make a thank you card for someone who recently did something very kind and generous for me!  

She is colored in Copics and cut using Classic Ovals Nestabilities (Spellbinders) then matted on Bead Ovals Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  I added Liquid Pearl in White Opal to the pearls in her hair.  I also used adhesive pearls around the image.  Papers are Everyday Enchantment from Stampin' Up.  Assorted Martha Stewart punches, flowers, and a sentiment from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps' Vintage Affections - For All You Do stamp set adorn my card.  The sketch is from Tuesday Morning Sketches (#295).

Pop over to the challenge blog to see the floral beauty the team has to share with you!  I will attempt to have a productive day, even if that just means getting caught up on dishes, laundry, and my TV shows on Hulu. 

Copics used: E00, E04, E11, E21, E70, E74, Y28, YR02, YR24, R20, R35, R37, BG10, BG23, BG45, BG75, YG17

- Crafty Calendar: April-Add a Sentiment
- Kit and Clowder: April-Flowers
- Crafty Catz: #274-Two or More Patterned Papers
- Graph'It Colour Challenge: Flower Power
- Sister Act Card Challenge: #101-Anything Goes


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Goblin Queen

Hi there!  Anyone fall victim to an April Fool's joke today?  I can happily say I did not.  Yet, anyway.  I'm just popping in to share a card.  I am so far behind with my blogging!  I have several cards that are just waiting to be shown to the world, but there never seems to be enough time in the day lately.  I am fighting a cold (and it's winning) but I wanted to share my Goblin Queen creation for the Simply B Stamps Facebook Fan Group challenge.  The image was free but there was a catch- you had to color her up and create a project choosing either her "light side" or her "dark side".  I went with light and this is the result.

She is colored with Copics and cut with Romantic Rectangles (Spellbinders).  I added Crystal Stickles to her wings.  The spider web die is from Cheery Lynn Designs.  I recently picked up some resin frames from the Michaels dollar section and I've used one here with a sentiment from The Artful Stamper.  Papers are Basic Grey - Euphria - Delirium.  I added a couple of bling flourishes and a few flowers to finish off the card.  

Copics used: E00, E04, E11, E21, R20, R81, R83, R85, R89, YG11, YG13, B00, B02, BG72

- Crafting by Designs: April-Anything Goes
- Crafty Creations Challenges: #286-Anything Goes~No Foolin'
- The Sisterhood of Crafters: Come Fly with Me
- Die Cuttin Divas: #209-Anything Goes
- Party Time Tuesdays: #196-Anything Goes
- Through The Craft Room Door: Anything Goes
- Try It On Tuesday: They Who Have Wings
- Crafting from the Heart: #53-Anything Goes
- Craft Your Passion: #255-Always Anything Goes 
- Get Creative Challenges: #11-Must Use a Die Cut

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Corrosive Challenge #221 - Hop into Spring

Hi there!  It may still feel like Winter here but Spring has sprung at The Corrosive Challenge!    Our theme this fortnight is "Hop into Spring"! (Even though we got several more inches of snow yesterday!)  For this challenge, make any Spring inspired or Easter creation to play along!

Our sponsor is the always delightful Sami Stamps!  Sami Siemers Ratliff is the owner, and if the images look a little familiar it is because she is the younger sister of Tammy from A Day For Daisies.  (Such a talented family!)  Sami has a Bachelor's Degree in Illustration.  Per her blog, "My inspiration comes from those things around me that make me happy in hopes that it might brighten your day.  We believe in surrounding yourself with the things that inspire and make you happy."

Sami is offering our winner the generous prize of a $12 Gift Certificate to her shop!  She was also kind enough to provide each of the design team members with an image of their choice.  I selected Egg Bunny.  This cute little guy is going to be Kayne's Easter card.

He is colored with Copics and fussy cut.  He was then mounted on Classic Circles and Lacey Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders) and popped up with foam squares.  The picket fence is the wood grain Die-namics from My Favorite Things.  I also used the First Place Ribbon Die-namics and the Hoppy Easter stamp set, both from MFT.  Fran-Tage in Shabby Blue adds a bit of texture behind the image.  A couple of buttons from my stash are my only other embellishment.  Papers are The Blossom Song stack (DCWV) and the layout is inspired by the current Sketch Saturday (#354).

Copics used: B00, B02, B04, R32, R35, YG11, YG13, N0, N2, N4

- Crazy 4 Challenges: #279-Let's Think Spring 
- Di's Digi Designs: Spring is Here
- Hiding in my Craft Room: #193-Any Holiday
- Little Claire's Designs: #55-Springtime 
- My Sheri Crafts: Easter Wishes (crosses, bunnies, or eggs)
- My Time To Craft: #285-Easter Animals
- Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers: #30-E is for Easter 
- Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge: #73-Anything Goes (Add a Sentiment)
- Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Easter 


Friday, March 20, 2015

Guest Designer for Art by MiRan

Hello!  Happy Friday!  I hope everyone had a wonderful week and is looking forward to the weekend!  Mine has been a bit of a roller coaster, but when the ride stopped I exited with a smile.  And I've lots to smile about!  One of those things was being asked to be guest designer over at the artbymiran challenge blog!  I was allowed to select two images as my prize for winning this honor.  I picked Pop Star Suzy to use on today's card for Challenge #28.  She is colored with Copics and cut with Classic Rectangles Nestabilities.  Papers are from the Rock Star stack (DCWV) and remind me of the movie Clueless.  One of my faves!  It must be the pink.  And the plaid.  Anyway...  I used the current Tuesday Morning Sketches (#292) for my layout and added flowers, a bit of bling, and two music related dies - Virtuoso Music and Musical Motifs (both from Memory Box).

Visit the blog to play along with this fantastic always Anything Goes challenge!  And be sure to head over to Mi Ran's etsy shop HERE for all her gorgeous digis!  She also sells rubber stamps through Whimsy Stamps HERE.

Copics used: E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E31, E79, R20, R81, R83, R85, RV34, Y28, N0, N2, N4, N6

- C.R.A.F.T. Challenges: #303-Mother's Day/Female
- Crafting with an Attitude: #1-Anything Goes
- In the Pink: #65-Lot of Layers
- Addicted to Stamps: #136-Anything Goes
- Creative Moments: #64-Anything Goes/For Mom or a Special Lady
- Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenges: #81-Use a Diecut
- Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes
- Crafting from the Heart: #51-Anything Goes


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

World's Cutest Leprechaun

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Everyone is a little Irish today and in this house it's an extra special day because it's Kayne's Half Birthday!  I know that's not a real "thing" but we've been celebrating it every year and why not?  Life is too short not to have all the fun you can!  So for the occasion, I whipped up some rainbow cupcakes and a leprechaun card!  We also had a visit from a real leprechaun overnight too...  He left us Rolo filled pots of "gold"!

The image is called Leprechaun and is from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I shouldn't try to color when I am stressed, tired, or otherwise preoccupied because I screw things up that way!  Lol  I missed a shoe buckle and I mistook his ears for hair!  Oops!  Luckily, the small man is a wee bit less critical than I am!  The image is colored with Copics and cut using the Labels Sixteen Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  The heart banner is La-La-Land Crafts.  I created a rainbow out of strips of colored card stock.  The shamrock paper is from Recollections.  I added a pin and a Tim Holtz metal buckle as finishing touches.  The sketch is Mojo Monday (#389) which I flipped upside down.

Here is my little leprechaun:

Copics used: E00, E04, E11, E17, E19, E21, R20, Y28, N0, N2, N4, N6, N8, G03, G05, G07, G94, G99
- Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge: #249-Anything Goes with Optional Theme: Green
- Try It On Tuesday: Hats
- Get Creative Challenge: #10-Green
- The Pink Elephant Card Challenge: #290-Pinch Me (use green)
- Lacy Sunshine: #54-Go Green
- Opus Gluei: #204-St. Patrick's Day
- Cupcake Inspirations: #301-Lucky


Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Corrosive Challenge #220 - Our Animal Friends

Hello!  It's time for another Corrosive Challenge!  (There is also a new KennyK's Krafty Krew challenge live on the blog but unfortunately life got in the way of me creating for that one.)  Today over at TCC we welcome brand new sponsor, Ppinkydolls!  If you haven't seen these doe-eyed cuties before you really must visit Chrishanthi's etsy shop HERE and take a look!  While you're online also pop over to the Facebook group HERE as well!  We were given a couple of images for the design team to work with, and you get to play along for the chance to win 3 digis of your choice!

Our theme is "Our Animal Friends".  So many of the Ppinkydolls images have an animal in them that our hostess Julie thought this was the perfect challenge!  I selected Moon Girl and Owl.  She is colored with Copics and cut using Labels Seventeen (Spellbinders).  I splurged a bit on a few new dies recently and I've used a couple of them here.  That fabulous crescent moon is a Tim Holtz Bigz die (Sizzix) and comes with assorted sized stars as well.  The feather was a freebie in a magazine and is from Hot Off The Press.  The Star Circles are also Spellbinders.  I did a bit of sponging on the moon and to create a night sky for my image.  I then dotted it with Liquid Pearls.  Add a few flowers and bling flourishes and I was done.  Papers are The Sweetest Thing - Bluebell (My Mind's Eye).

Head on over to the blog to see what other furry and feathered (or scaled too) friends are waiting!

Copics used: E00, E04, E11, E21, E23, E25, E31, E35, E79, YG91, YG93, G94, R20, N0, N2, Y32, Y35, Y38, BG10, BG72, BG75

- Come and Get It Challenges: Make Your Own Background
- Sunday Stamper: And Your Bird Can Sing (owl)
- Pile It On: #60-Use 3 of Something (bling flourishes)
- Crazy 4 Challenges: #277-Bring on the Bling
- Digis Galore: It's All About Her/Mother's Day 
- Inkspirational: #78-She Art or Image of a Woman 
- Fairytale Challenge: #113-Flower Power
- Sister Act Card Challenge: #97-Anything Goes
- Stempelsonne Challenge: #136-Anything Goes
- Simon Says Stamp: Things That Fly