Thursday, June 14, 2018

Washi Wonders Challenge at Creative Knockouts

It is Thursday and that means it is time for another challenge on the Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog.  This week's challenge is Washi Wonders - see what you can do with washi tape.  This week's sponsor is Crafty Sentiments Design and you can enter for the chance to win 3 images.

I used Toby in a Pot for my design team card.


I used washi tape from my stash to create this card.  Coloring was done with Copic markers and I added a couple gems in the center of the flowers.  Happy Birthday sentiment is from a Hero Arts set that I found for $1 at a yard sale.  What a great purchase.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in next time for another paper crafting or t-shirt project.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April

Jude 1:  3 . Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Anything Goes 4 Kids Challenge

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 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.




I'll Stick with You Card Recipe

This adorable little sticky turtle is from Hero Arts.  I stamped it on white card stock and colored the image with Copic Markers.  The grass stamp is from Stampendous and it was perfect for the little guy to stand on.  The bees are also part of the stamp set.  I added the dashed lines.  Sentiment is also from the stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in next time for another paper crafting or t-shirt project.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April

Jude 1:1 - 2 Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and a brother of James,To those who have been called, who are loved in God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ:  Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Embossing Delight - Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog

It is Thursday and that means a new challenge at the Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog.  This weeks challenge is embossing delight - use either dry or wet embossing in your creation.   This week's sponsor is Imagine That and when you enter the challenge you have the chance to win a $10 gift certificate.

Here is my design team card  using Otter Say Hello:




Thought I Otter Send You This Card

I printed the otter image along with the cute saying from Word twice.  One of the images, I cut out with a scallop circle die and popped up on the first image.  The background was embossed with a polka dot embossing folder.  The card is topped off with sparkly enamel dots from Doodlebug.

Enter the challenge for the chance to win.

Thanks for dropping by the blog today.  Tune in next time for another paper crafting or t-shirt project.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

Thanks,
April

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Get Well Flowers in Blue

I played around with heat embossing and water color to come up with some fun get well cards.  I also used the technique for some sympathy cards that I shared earlier.  I seem to be in need of sympathy cards on a regular basis.  :-( . Here is a simple card, but the pretty flowers keep it from being boring.




Get Well Card Recipe

I love using heat embossed images with water color markers.  It makes it so much easier to color because when you add the water there is a wall that will keep your color from going where you don't want it to go.  I used Tombow markers for this card along with water.  I added a sentiment from Paper Smooches.  The centers were created with Nuvo and I am terribly frustrated with them because mine always look like Hershey kisses.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in next time for another paper crafting or t-shirt project.
Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April

Galatians 1:  15  But when God, who set me apart from my mother’s womb and called me by his grace, was pleased 16 to reveal his Son in me so that I might preach him among the Gentiles, my immediate response was not to consult any human being.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Anything Goes 4 Kids Challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids

It's the 3rd 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 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.







Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in next time for another paper crafting or t-shirt project.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April

Galatians 1:  23   They only heard the report: “The man who formerly persecuted us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.” 

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Happy 5th Birthday to Crafting with Dragonflies Challenge Blog

I was invited to participate in the Crafting with Dragonflies 5th Birthday Challenge Blog Celebration.  Check out this wonderful card challenge and get in on the birthday fun.

I was given these beautiful flowers and adorable yorkie image to work with.  Two of my favorite things.


This image is from Digistamps 4 Joy.  I printed it in gray (not on purpose) on watercolor card stock.  I decided to just go with it.  I added color to the center of the flowers using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.  Instead of using water, I used my clear glitter pen from Nuvo to pull the color the out.  The edges of the flowers got a little blurred in the process, but I think with watercolor that is okay.  I put down some of the zig color on my glass mat and added water so that I could create some splatter.  I used Nuvo drops for the center of the flowers.  Sentiment was stamped with Lawn Fawn ink.  Everything was outlined in the light gray Zig marker.  Card front was matted in purple.


Now this adorable image was a joy to play with.  It comes from The Paper Shelter and is already colored and ready to go.  I brought the image into my Silhouette Studio software and printed it on my Anna Griffin Kodak printer.  I was getting a little frustrated with the printer because everything was printed like it was in a fog.  Turns out I wasn't using the right setting when I was sending the images to the printer.  It's amazing how nicely it prints when you do it right.  LOL . So I traced this little cutie and printed it.  Then I cut it out with my Silhouette Cameo 3 (love it!).  I actually printed it twice.  I fussy cut the butterfly, the paws and the tongue to add some dimension.  The pattern paper is from Bo Bunny and I used both sides.  I cut out the heart so the solid color would show through.  Card front was matted in coordinating solid card stock.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  I hope you visit the Crafting with Dragonflies blog and celebrate 5 years of card challenges with them.  And you could win some fun prizes, too.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April

Romans 15:  5 - 6  May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

With Sympathy Rose

I have been playing with my Tombow markers and water using several flower stamps that I hadn't used in a while or ever.  As I have been in need of sympathy cards lately, I thought this rose would make a lovely sympathy card.




With Sympathy Rose Card Recipe

The Penny Black rose was stamped in Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Nuvo Black Embossing powder.  I used a beautiful red marker from Tombow to color in the areas of the flower where there would be shadows.  I added water to the part of the rose that had no color.  The water bled into the color and pulled the color out giving the effect of shadowing on the rose petals.  The same technique was used on the leaves.  I outlined the flower in a dark gray and used a brush with water to pull the color away from the flower, but leave a darker line around the flower.  This makes the flower pop.  Lucy's Cards jewels were added along with a sentiment from Paper Smooches.  A black mat finished up the card front.  Now Veletta would be proud because I stamped on the inside of the card too.  :-)

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Tune in next time for another paper crafting or t-shirt project.  Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April

Galatians 1:  24  And they praised God because of me.

Washi Wonders Challenge at Creative Knockouts

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