Saturday, September 17, 2022

Fall Challenge at the Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog

It is Thursday and that means it is time for a new challenge at the Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog.  This week's theme challenge is Fall.  Our sponsor is SheepskiDesigns and if you enter you have the chance to win 3 images from the shop.  


I used image Sunflowers to create my card.




Fall Card Recipe

I don't know about you, but I love fall.  I like falling leaves, roasting marshmallows, cool mornings, pumpkins, pumpkin spice, Halloween and anything else associated with the fall.  I used a beautiful sunflower design from our sponsor and some new Tim Holtz Watercolor Pencils to color this image.  Those beautiful colors were a result of those pencils.  I see a lot of use for them in the future.  I only added a little water to the blue around the edges of the flowers because I wasn't using watercolor paper.  The sentiment is from My Favorite Things.

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Join us for the Fall Challenge and enter your card for a chance to win.

Have a great day, eat some chocolate and be kind to everyone.

April











Thursday, September 1, 2022

Use Your 2 Fav Embellies Challenge at Creative Knockouts Challenge

It is Thursday and that means it is time for a new challenge at the Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog.  This week's theme challenge is Use Your 2 Fav Embellies.  Our sponsor is Star Stampz and if you enter you have the chance to win 4 images from the shop.  


I used image School Days to create my card.





Use Your Fav 2 Embellies Card Recipe

When I saw this little girl it made me think of a little girl dressed for school in her red and blue.  And it also made me think of fall which is when school starts in my area.  So I colored her in her school outfit and surrounded her with fall leaves.  I used Zig Clean Clear Brush Markers to color her.  I was not happy with my skin or the red and blue outfit with the warm colors on the background so I had a do over.  What you see is the second image and I am way happier with it.  I used my favorite embellishments of enamel dots, Mica Spray and crystals.

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Have a great day, eat some chocolate and be kind to everyone.

April











Friday, July 22, 2022

Christmas in July Challenge at Creative Knockouts

It is Thursday and that means it is time for a new challenge at the Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog.  This week's theme challenge is Christmas in July.  Our sponsor is Pattie's Creations and if you enter you have the chance to win 4 images from the shop.  


I used image Cardinal on Branch to create my card.






Christmas in July Card Recipe

There is something special about a Cardinal in Kentucky.  Maybe because it is the mascot for the University of Louisville.  Maybe it is because we are blessed to have an abundance of these beautiful creatures in our area.  Regardless of the reason, I cannot pass up the opportunity to use one of these gorgeous red (my favorite color) birds on a card.  I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color this image.  The sentiment is from an old stamp set by Hero Arts.  It is a very simple card, but it highlights one of my favorite feathered friends.

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Have a great day, eat some chocolate and be kind to everyone.

April











Thursday, June 23, 2022

Something to Say Challenge at Creative Knockouts

It is Thursday and that means it is time for a new challenge at the Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog.  This week's theme challenge is Something to Say.  Our sponsor is Pattie's Creations and if you enter you have the chance to win 4 images from the shop.  


I used image Flip Flop Trio to create my card.






Something to Say Card Recipe

I am a giant flip flop fan.  When I saw this image in Pattie's shop I knew this was the one I wanted to make into a card.  I decided that I wanted to keep the black and white and add a pop of color and of course the pop of color is my favorite color red.  I printed the flip flops 2 times and fussy cut the ones I colored.  I also cut out the sentiment so I could pop it up on a red mat.  The flip flops were popped up on top of the plain image of the flip flops.  Why?  I have no idea because you can't even see them now.  LOL. I thought about some enamel dots but decided to keep this one plain and simple.  I added the red mat to the back of the card front and that was it.  I used a Tombow Marker to color the flips.  And I used left over red card stock for the mats.  I really like how it turned out - I hope you do too.

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Have a great day, eat some chocolate and be kind to everyone.

April











Saturday, June 4, 2022

Tween Cards or Anything Goes at Send a Smile 4 Kids

It's the 1st Saturday of the month and that means it is time for another challenge at the Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge Blog.  The theme for this challenge is Tween Cards 4 Kids or Anything Goes 4 Kids.  This challenge no longer has sponsors so you will be participating for pride not prize.

Send a Smile 4 Kids charity is dedicated to collecting and distributing handmade cards to children who are inpatient at Children's Hospitals.  Please send us your handmade kids' cards for holidays, birthdays, and everyday cheer.  Help us put a smile on our kids' faces.




Tween Cards 4 Kids Card Recipe

I have been playing with a new set I received from HSN by Diamond Press.  I absolutely love rainbows and especially rainbow colors.  The latest set included a rainbow die, cloud dies and a cloud stencil.  I played around with my Tim Holtz Oxide sprays and those new dies and stencil to create this card.  Hello seemed like an appropriate sentiment and could be useful for any number of occasions - birthday, just to tell someone hi, etc.  I know I will be using this set many more times.

  
  

   



Make a card and join the challenge.  You can also send your cards to Send a Smile 4 Kids collection points to help those families with sick children.

Have a great day, eat some chocolate and be kind to everyone.

April

Friday, May 13, 2022

Anything Goes Challenge at Creative Knockouts

It is Thursday and that means it is time for a new challenge at the Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog.  This week's theme challenge is Anything Goes.  Our sponsor is Mirtillamentecraftshop and if you enter you have the chance to win 2 images from the shop.  


I used image Flamingo Watermelon to create my card.





Anything Goes Card Recipe

This image just yelled Copics to me.  This image is so cute and it was fun to use lots of happy colors.  As I love paint splatter I flicked some Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink on the card which just made the image.  I added some layers in the back and some of those acrylic bubble looking things.  Now I did forget something - can anyone figure out what it is?  I just saw it!

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Join us for the Anything Goes Challenge and enter your card for a chance to win.

Have a great day, eat some chocolate and be kind to everyone.

April










Fall Challenge at the Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog

It is Thursday and that means it is time for a new challenge at the  Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog .  This week's theme challenge i...