Monday, July 21, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous blog - Challenge 12 - Who's the Boss?

Hello bloggers,

Welcome back to another challenge with Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Isn't this weather just perfect?  I guess we should enjoy it while we can, because I am sure the humidity is coming back.  


Challenge #12 is show some embossing on your project. You can use dry embossing or heat embossing. You can use an embossing folder or a stencil. You can emboss with embossing paste or embossing powder. You can even create something with ultra-thick embossing enamel. You probably have some sort of embossing apparatus in your hoard! Pull these embossing tools out and put them to use!



This challenge is sponsored by Crafter's Companion.  Crafter’s Companion United States brings you products to make crafting a little easier, including the Spectrum Noir coloring system, the Ultimate Pro, and more!  They produce a full range of tools to create cards and other paper craft projects. Their mission is to make their innovative, award-winning tools accessible to crafters around the world at fantastic prices.  

Spectrum Noir is the revolutionary coloring system brought to you by Crafter's Companion. The range combines affordability with versatility across a vast color spectrum, designed specifically for the crafting market. Spectrum Noir wishes to make both alcohol marker and pencil coloring achievable for colorists at all levels of confidence and ability.

Check them out at these sites:

http://www.crafterscompanion.com/
http://crafterscompanion.blogspot.com/

http://www.spectrumnoir.com
http://www.spectrumnoir.com/blog/

Here is my take on the challenge.  I really enjoyed coloring this cute soceer player.  I used the spectrum Noir pens to color him.  I chose a circle easle card using the Lil Inker designs stitched circle dies and spellbinder circle grand dies.  The black layers are Crafter's Companion embossing folder.  I masked the little boy and sponged the blue sky.  



This is the card collapsed.


I put the card in a 5x5 envelope.  The envelope is lined with the soccer paper from G45.


Isn't this little socceer player so cute!


You can read all the details and link your creation on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous blog. I cannot wait to see what you create with all your hoard! The challenge goes for two weeks. One talented participant will receive this prize pack, donated by Crafter's Companion.


Take time to visit my design team members. They have beautiful projects to share with you. Don't forget to leave a comment to let them know how much you love their project.









Thursday, July 17, 2014

Giveaway Alert - MFT Die-namics

Hello everyone,

I hope you all have had a wonderful week!  This week the weather has been just perfect, I hope you were able to enjoy it.  I wanted to invite you to join my giveaway.  If I reach 200 likes by July 31, 2014 you can win a prize. Here are the rules.....you must like Creative Lady Facebook Page and you must leave a comment in the thread telling me you liked my page, this is how I will randomly select the winner. The prize is valued at 23.95. If you want to learn about how the die works, click on the link below, scroll to the bottom and there is a tutorial. For an extra special surprise if you join my blog and leave a comment on my facebook page, telling me you joined my blog too. Thank you for stopping by, don't forget to Like and Leave a comment. Contest ends on July 31. I will announce the winner on August 1. Any questions, please send me a PM. Good Luck! 

Tutorial for die: http://www.mftstamps.com/die-namics/Backgrounds?product_id=2373

This is the giveaway.


Monday, July 7, 2014

Tag, You're It! - Challenge 11

Hello bloggers,

Welcome back to another challenge with Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend celebrating America's birthday!  I had a very quite weekend, I cleaned a little, went to the movies and did a little crafting.  

Challenge #11 Tag, You're It!  Wow sounds like fun!!!  Use a tag on your project. Create a handmade gift tag. Create a tag mini album. Add tags to your scrapbook layout or your card. You may use some hoarded tag-shaped packaging or you may cut tags from scrap paper using a die cut template. Maybe you hoard shipping tags of all sizes. As long as your project contains some sort of tag, you will meet the requirements to play along!

This challenge is sponsored by Crafter's Companion.  Crafter’s Companion United States brings you products to make crafting a little easier, including the Spectrum Noir coloring system, the Ultimate Pro, and more!  They produce a full range of tools to create cards and other paper craft projects. Their mission is to make their innovative, award-winning tools accessible to crafters around the world at fantastic prices.  

Spectrum Noir is the revolutionary coloring system brought to you by Crafter's Companion. The range combines affordability with versatility across a vast color spectrum, designed specifically for the crafting market. Spectrum Noir wishes to make both alcohol marker and pencil coloring achievable for colorists at all levels of confidence and ability.

Check them out at these sites:

http://www.crafterscompanion.com/

http://www.spectrumnoir.com/
http://www.spectrumnoir.com/blog/

Here is my tag for the challenge.  I had so much fun creating the Julie Netting doll with the Spectrum Noir markers.  I colored the ribbon, distressed the flowers, edge the tag, colored the hair and shoes with the markers.  I used black embossing powder for the sentiment.  Didn't she turn out so cute?






Here is a closer look:




Recipe: 
Stamp: Doll Julie Nutting, G45 Cling Stamp Couture 3 IC0289 
Ink:  Tim Holtz Vintage Photo
Paper: Julie Nutting Buff paper pad, Tag Pad, and Kaisercraft The Lake House
Accessories: Tim Holtz crinkled ribbon, prima flowers, rhinestones, 
Julie Nutting metal embellishments, pink stickles

You can read all the details and link your creation on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous blog. I cannot wait to see what you create with all your hoard! The challenge goes for two weeks. One talented participant will receive this prize pack, donated by Crafter's Companion.


Take time to visit my design team members. They have beautiful projects to share with you. Don't forget to leave a comment to let them know how much you love their project.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Happy Birthday - Mojo Monday 352

Hello bloggers,

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!  I am stopping in to join Mojo Monday almost at the last hour!  I love the sketch and wanted to join in.  I am also entering this card into the Curtain Call's color challenge.  The colors for this card was inspired by their colors.  You still have time to join in the fun with Curtain Call, but the Mojo is closing soon.  

This card is clean and simple, the Mojo sketch is Tall and Thin, this card measures 3.5 x 5.5.  I love the colors, the pattern paper is by Authentique called Radiant Collection and the paper is bright and radiant!   




Recipe:
Stamps:  Verve Birthday to You
Ink:  SU Melon Mambo
Paper:   Authentique Radiant collection, SU Melon Mambo, 
Bashful Blue and Daffodil Delight
Accessories:Hero Arts flower and Lil' Inker stitched circles

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Independence Day!

Happy 4th everyone!

Wasn't it the perfect day for a cookout and relaxing. The weather was just perfect where I live, but I know some of you were effected by hurricane Andrew.  I did not go out and watch the fireworks, but I saw on TV the fireworks in NY and DC.  They looked beautiful.  

I took a little time and made a card to celebrate America's birthday.  Enjoy your weekend and be safe!



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Recipe:
Stamps:  Hero Arts Month July 
Ink:  SU Cherry Cobbler
Paper:   Bo Bunny Anthem (stripe), Little Yellow Byicyle 
Vintage Summer,  SU Night of Navy and Cherry Cobbler 
Accessories:Spellbinder Stars, Little B washie tape and rhinestones

Entered into these challenges:



Thursday, July 3, 2014

Hippo Birdie

Hello everyone!

I hope you are enjoying your week and getting ready to celebrate America's birthday!  I have a quick post for you.  This is a cute card made with Lawn Fawn stamp set Year Four.  

The laying on my card is paper from We R Memory Keeper.  Perfect paper for a birthday card.  I colored the animals with spectrum noir pens and the bird is colored with copic.  Isn't the Hippo so cute!  The background confetti on the stitched journaling card, I used various colors of markers, and on the outside rem of the card I colored with a marker.  I really like Lawn Fawn's journaling card, you can use it so many ways!


Thanks for stopping by and please come back again soon!

Recipe:
Stamps: Year Four (Lawn Fawn) 
Ink: Black Memento ink
Paper: We R Memory Keeper Hip Hip hooray!, white cardstock
Accessories: Stitched Journaling Card die (Lawn Fawn)

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Mema's Crafts - July challenge "Make It A Duet"

Happy July everyone!  Wow, the summer is just flying by.   This month Mema's Crafts challenge is "Make It a Duet".  What does this mean?  You use two dominant colors in your creation and you can use Black or White as an accessory color to finish off your project. Mema's Crafts has two sponsors this month Stitchy Bear and Kenny K.    I hope you get a chance to join in on the fun.  Here are my two projects I created using the digi stamps from both sponsors.

These cupcakes are images from Stitchy Bear.  I have seen a lot of these card boxes on the internet, so I thought I would use these cupcake images to make one.  Don't they look so delicious?  I printed the cupcakes on printed paper and then colored the top (icing) with Wink of Stella pens.  Then assembled my box.  



This is a closer look at the base of the card box.  To mail this card, you just have to lay it flat and but it into an A2 envelope. 



This is  a closer of look of the cupcakes.  Can you see the shimmer on the cupcakes?  The shimmer is from the stella pens.




This frog image is from Kenny K,  Isn't' this frog so cute!  I colored him with copic markers.  I used a stamp for the background grass.  The sentiment I printed it out on my computer.  




Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my designs.  Please stop by and see what the Design Team has created.  I hope  you will be inspired and hop on over to Mema's 
Crafts and enter this challenge.  

Design Team Members