Thursday, May 28, 2020

Fancy Flourishes Challenge at Creative Knockout

It is Thursday and that means it is time for a new challenge at the Creative Knockouts Challenge Blog.  This week's challenge is a Fancy Flourishes.  Our wonderful sponsor is Star Stampz and if you enter you have the chance to win a 3 images for their shop.

I used the Sunflower Smiles to create my card.

          


Fancy Flourishes Card Recipe

This cute digi was printed on Georgia Pacific 110 lb Georgia Pacific paper.  I broke out the Copic markers and started coloring.  Initially, I drew some flourishes around the image, but I didn't like the way it looked at all.  So instead I fussy cut around the image.  I set about to look for my quilling tools.  They are in a wallet that I can picture in my mind.  But can I find it in my highly organized craft room?  NO - I cannot.  LOL.  I also have a tool that has multiple tips including one with the ball to use for giving paper dimension.  I know where that tool is, but do I know where the tips are?  NO - I do not.  So I took the clicker end of a pen and used that to give the flowers some dimension.  I found some paper with some pretty flourishes to use as the background from Simple Stories.  Now although I don't know where my quilling tools are, I do know where my bling is.  I pulled out those gems and glued them on as a final touch.

Enter your card in the challenge at Creative Knockouts for a chance to win.

Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

April


Sunday, May 17, 2020

The Cricut Joy and How to Avoid the Mistake I Made

For my birthday, HSN was having Craft Day.  I love Craft Day on HSN and I love flex pay.  So by the end of the evening, I decided that I should get myself a Cricut Joy.  The main feature that convinced me to buy the machine was the card mat.  How cool, to have a mat that could be used to cut out an image on your card base.  So I proceeded to buy.

Check out my video on how to use the card mat and what NOT to do!



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Thanks for watching.  Stay safe out there.

April




Thursday, May 14, 2020

Funny Card 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 challenge is a funny card.  Our wonderful sponsor is Jan's Digi Stamps and if you enter you have the chance to win a $10 gift card for her shop.

I used the Wine Friends to create my card.

          


Funny Card Recipe

This cute digi was printed on Georgia Pacific 110 lb Georgia Pacific paper.  I broke out the Copic markers and colored a kind of purple so it looked like wine.  I then used a light BG to color the bottle and also put a layer of that over the purple.  I used I would use to color animals brown to color the corks.  I placed the colored images on my Brother Scan n Cut and wa la - my images were cut out.  I added some sparkle to the wine bottle along with some white highlights.  I just am no good at the white highlights.  I should have pulled out a real wine bottle and seen where those white lines show.  The sentiment is my favorite as I am on WW (they don't call it Weight Watchers anymore) and I often time ask - how many points in that? 

I popped up the images on some fun printed card stock and I added some glittery enamel dots for interest.

Enter your card in the challenge at Creative Knockouts for a chance to win.

Have a great day and enjoy the journey and some chocolate.

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...