STAR – Stars decorate our Christmas Trees and also helped show where Jesus was laying in his Manger
all those many years ago. So for our challenge this week we are using the word ‘STAR’ – incorporate
something starting with each of the letters in the word
So here we go, I used S the silver background and silver embossing powder
T teal bow and colorburst background
A card made by ANJA, lol
R the flower is a rose
Hope you get a change to check out what the other Design team members have created and play along if you can, Happy crafting, Anja
Did you know that today it is NATIONAL CAKE DAY!!! I did not know that there was such a thing but I am for sure liking it!! For the challenge today over at the CRAZIES, we are asked to put cake on our projects.
For my card I cut the cake with the Silhouette and used some designer papers that I saved.....really trying to use what I have. Along the bottom I used the Martha Stewart heart punch, some twine, lots of Viva glitter and Viva pearl pens and a sentiment from Penny Black.
Happy Friday! This card is cased from the Altenew blog!! I love the simple layout and the single flower on the bottom, mine is coloured with prismacolour pencils. The flower is from this set HERE. Sentiment from Penny Black some bling out of my stash. The dots were added with a fine tip black marker....I could not resist, lol. In the new year when our new adventure starts, I ll be teaching a 4 card class with this Altenew set, it will be on the website soon , but I can tell you the date: January 18 at 1 PM, so stay tuned for more details
Happy Saturday! Challenge time over at the CRAZIES.
We are asked to use stitches/thread on a card, in your stamps, dies, embellishments...anything....
I messed my stitches stamp , along the bottom, up when I was almost done...grr...so I covered it up with golden Viva dots, lol. The wreath is from the Cameo, background with brusho, sentiment from Just Rite. The cut out circle also has stitching around it, dies from Nellie Snellen.
It's the third Saturday of the month and that means SKETCH CHALLENGE over at the CRAZIES. Love using sketches! I started by rubbing my versamark pad over a stencil and adding some pan pastels, when I thought I sprayed it with a sealer I actually sprayed it with tacky stuff......
That's when I decided to sprinkle on some gold glitter, since it was sticky anyway, and placed a piece of acetate on top! Really like this! Not sure if this is a technique or not, but I will be doing this more, lol!
Then I cut the piece in 4 pieces to follow along with the sketch. The stamps are from MFT, stamped on Nestabilities.
Happy Saturday! The challenge over at the CRAZIES today is to make a forest scene. For my card I have used a set from Altenew and a deer die from Memory Box. I stamped the trees by putting frayed burlap marker on my stamp and blend it out with a bit of water. Same for the grass and the leaves, I used peeled paint and forest moss. The blue is put down with a foam blending tool, tumbled glass is the colour. Did you see where I messed it up?? It's hard to be perfect, lol!
Today is National Card Making Day hope we all get some time to create a card today! Till next time, Anja
Happy Saturday! Challenge time over at the CRAZIES, no white after Labour Day....did not know that that was a rule, lol! This was an easy and fun card to make! I love white on white cards, they are usually just so elegant. For this card I used mirri board for the leaves and the diecut. Flower is from Altenew, heat embossed on vellum. The strip on the left is perfect for keeping the vellum in place.
An early Christmas card.....that is not like me at all, when I saw what the challenge was at the CRAZIES this week, the idea of a Christmas card came up in my head. We are asked to make a card for an upcoming holiday. Last year I bought this stamp from Penny Black, it was still unused...
Heat embossed in gold and watercoloured with some Tombo markes, the berries have crystal effects on them. I carefully sprinkled a few magenta grey powder around the image and sprayed some water on it. Cut out with a Nellie die and matted on some old designer paper.
Happy Saturday! It's the third Saturday of the month and that means it's SKETCH challenge over at the CRAZIES.
I love a SKETCH challenge, it takes the guess work out of your card making. For my card I used one of my many embossing folders....I really found some nice ones in my box, lol. And I went through some of my designer paper....and I used some ribbon!!
The flower pot is drawn by ME.... I am pretty happy how it turned out! The idea of this card came from the Art Impressions website, I watched a you tube and tried to copy this card. Sentiment from Just Rite.
Watercolouring with the Art Impression stamps is very easy and relaxing, on their website you can find a ton of tutorials!!
It is Saturday! Challenge time over at the CRAZIES!! This week the theme is back to school......
I don't really make back to school cards, lol, so I went to my CAMEO and cut out this frame.
The background is done with acrylic paints and an old gift card, some stars and dots were added. The circles are stamped on with acrylic paint as well. No clue who made the sentiment.....it was the only one is my big stash that was fitting!
Go on over and check out what the other design team members created, you can find it HERE.
Happy Saturday! I missed the CRAZY challenge last Saturday, time got away on me, but today I am in!
The challenge is to use olympic colours or a sports theme, you can find it all HERE.
Normally I don't go for these colours so a challenge it was, lol, I have used a stamp set from Scrappy Cat, which I have had forever and never used before. I stamped the flowers on coloured cardstock and cut them out. The background is a dot stamp from Altenew, heat embossed in black. Sentiment is also from Altenew and popped up, silver Viva pearls in the hearts of the flowers.The leaves are done with a Martha Stewart punch, some green sequins to finish it off.
Sketch challenge over at the CRAZIES. It makes it easier to design a card, just follow the sketch.
One of my many crafting plans is to use my designer paper, lol, I have a whole bunch of the mini pads.....such nice papers....but hardly use them. I don't think I ever have enough time to use it all up...
But I did for the sketch, the flower is Penny black, coloured with pencils and I put some crystal effect on top, sentiment from Just Rite.
Day 7 of the 30 day color challenge, you can find it HERE.
I missed yesterday...and had plans to post early today, well, that did not happen but I did colour a little bit. The flower is part of a Magnolia stamp, coloured with pencils, and cut out. The background is watercolour paper with some yellow brusho's. When it was still a bit wet, I stamped the Altenew leaves with forest moss distress ink, and because the paper was still wet, you get a bit of the watercolour look. The sentiment was cut with the Silhouette.
Happy Saturday! Some simple colouring today for the COLOR CHALLENGE, I have used pencils on black cardstock with some crystal effects on top. The derwent coloursoft pencils go on very easy on the black but the picture is not showing that all so well....
If you are looking for the CRAZIES card.....I posted that here on my blog a couple days ago as I used it for this challenge... I am trying to stay on top on all the things I want to do, lol, but sometimes Real Life messes that up, you can all probably relate to that! Oh well, such is life!
Hope you get some crafty time! Till next time, Anja
Day 2 of the colour challenge, you can find it HERE, I had fun playing with color burst and brusho powders. The flower is a Impression Obsession stamp and the sentiment from Stampendous, and see I messed up my black Viva dots....
I used the Misti to stamp the flower and versafine black, so nice that you can ink up different times till you like it and always in the same spot!!
The frame is from Nellie Snellen. Hope you like it!
Day 1 of the colouring challenge and I even finished the card, so I am off to a good start. I have a whole pile of stamped images ready to be coloured so that I can stay on track!
This stamp is from Penny Black, I coloured it with Derwent coloursoft pencils in the colours as they show on the package, sentiment from My Favorite Things, die from Nellie Snellen. I added some stickles and Viva pearl dots.
On July 5th there is a new challenge starting, all about taking some time to colour every day.....no stress, nothing that needs to be done, just taking some time for yourself , even if it's only 5 minutes a day. Sounds good, right? I think it's a great idea and I am planning to do this!
You can check it out and join too! You can find all the info HERE
There really are no rules, all about enjoying to colour with whatever medium you like!
Hope to be able to post something every day for the next month......now that might be the real challenge, lol!