Thursday, July 13, 2017

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge

This week's challenge is: Do it for the Dudes!
--Make a Masculine Project--

Our sponsors this week are:

Dr. Digi
Prize: 2 Digital Images

Doctor Digi

Prize: 1 Digital Image

This week for the challenge, I used a fun image from Dr. Digi called  Prof Dummkopf.  Such a fun image to color and create a card with for a dude.  I used the DCWV paper stack "Happy Birthday To You Sir".  Prof. Dummkopk was colored using Prisma colored pencils.  I am still learning the best method for using these pencils.  Though, and each time I use them it gets a little easier and better. 

Thanks for taking a look! 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Through The Craft Room Door Design Team Project

Hello, crafty peeps! Today begins a new challenge over at Through the Craft Room Door!  So with that said, let me give you a bit of information about our wonderful sponsor, Sheepski Designs  


Living in Leeds, Yorkshire in the UK, working full time as a Management Accountant, currently working on 2 design teams and an obsessive crafter and creator of cards. I have no actual style as yet but do love the unusual and quirky. I may be known for producing cards in soft pastel colours.
I love anything arty. I've always drawn stuff, for as long as I can remember. In my younger days I sold a few watercolour paintings. I recently found mixed media which is a joy and love creating canvases with flowers.

I had a battle with digital drawing for about a year and finally found some software I could gel with. January 2016 a challenge team I worked on was short of a designer's images to create with so I drew some. I opened my shop a month later so I could sponsor challenges and give something back to the crafting world, to the lovely ladies who have supported me on my journey.

I've a Facebook group SheepSki Designs where I hold challenges, some for fun to win digis as well as my monthly card challenge. I've a SheepSki Designs challenge blog as well. Things are growing slowly (thankfully) so I still manage to spend at least a little time with my hubby :D

Welcome to my world
Andrea xx

Today I bring to you my first DT project for Through The Craft Room Door.  For my first project, I chose the Wild Rose image and used it to make a layered card.  

I colored the image using my Prisma Colored Pencils.  Then used my Cameo software to make matching papers for each layer.  I completed my card with a strip of lace.  Plain and simple birthday card. 

I hope you enjoy.


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Crafty Gals Corner Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to the Crafty Gals Corner Blog Hop! We do these blog hops twice a year in order to welcome our newest team members! Some of these lovely ladies even have extra candy you can win, in addition to the sponsor prizes! 

In order to win the sponsor prizes, however, you need to leave a comment ON EACH of the gals below. In addition, each of these gals has a letter you must collect. Mine is listed below. At the end of the hop return to the Crafty Gals Corner post and leave a comment with the Secret Word!

Jeanie -
Judy M.
Judy V.
Kimberly (Welcome to my page)
Rae Ann

Our sponsor this week is:
MoonFlower Digi's

Prize: $10 Gift Certificate

Here is my card for this weeks challenge.  I have used the beautiful Lilly Snow White digi from Moon Flower Digistamps.  Such a wonderful image that I colored using my Prisma Watercolor Pencils and softly blended.  I am still learning with my Watercolors, but I have a ton of fun working with them.  I coordinated my background papers with colors in her dress and simply added some lace and paper flowers to top it off.   

Lilly Snow White 
Thanks for stopping in today, make sure you visit all of the ladies blogs, you will see some amazing work along the way.  You can find the complete list at the Crafty Gals  Corner Challenge Blog

Oh yes . ..  my letter is T! 


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tuesday Color Challenge with the Outlawz

Here we are again,  time for the Tuesday Color Challenge with the Outlawz. This week our inspiration was to do a monochromatic color.  I always find these a little harder to do, because I feel bound by the colors.  However, this card was a little different.  

We have some lovely digis from Mari Digital Designs to share with you this month! Our sponsor has given us three lovely digis to play with and we will give those digis to our lucky winner!  Please make sure you check out Mari Digis Store to see her wonderful work. 

 Mari Digis

Here was our inspiration for the week.  

A few days prior to starting my card, I saw a pretty fall colored paper in my SIL software.  Oh it might be perfect for the challenge.  So I colored up this gorgeous girl in PhotoShop and set about making a pretty card.  

I printed the paper with my Cameo and cut the "A Little Note" as well.  The one thing I really like about using my Cameo to make my own papers is I can match the colors perfectly to what is in the paper choice.  I know without a shadow of a doubt that all of my color are spot on matching.  It just happened that the colors in the paper were almost perfect to the colors in the inspiration picture.  

Thanks for stopping by today

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Flower Challenge using Digital Delights

This week's challenge is: Add Flowers

Our sponsor this week is:

Prize: 3 Winners!!
1. $10 Gift Certificate
2. 1 Digital Image
3. 1 Digital Image

Join us at Miss Daisy Stamps Create & Share Facebook Group to meet the artists, share fun & inspiration, receive freebies and special deals. See you there!

Digital Delights
Digital Delights by Louby Loo
Prize: $5 Gift Certificate

This weeks challenge is to use flowers on our projects.  Not a hard sell for me, I am a lover of flowers, and use them on most all of my projects.  So this was easy for me.   

This week  I used the Digital Delights Mrs. Luvvy Owl Hearts, isn't she just the cutest?  I colored my image with Photoshop because when I colored her with my colored pencils I could never get just the right  colors I desired.  A super cute image from Digital Delights. 

Thinking Of You Digital Postcard

More often than not, I design all of my projects using my Silhouette software, then cut it out with my Cameo. I have a great visual of what my project will look like in the end.  This card was not different, except I ran into problems with the machine.  It could be the new update, or it could be my machine was just rebelling against me and wanted the night off.  So I took a different approach with this adorable little troll. 

I colored this image with Photoshop.  I was looking for something very specific and knew that my coloring talents were not there yet.  So digital coloring it was for this pretty little lady.  Not quite the look I was going for with her hair, but I love how her dress turned out  

Image 0059

Now, because my machine was giving me grief, and wouldn't cut the papers and designs, I decided to go digital with my card.  Rather than creating a card with the image, I created a digital postcard.  Now, I can send a "Thinking Of You" message to a friend the day I know they need it most.  

I still did all of my designing with my software, but rather than do a print and cut, I did a print to PDF.  After than, I did a little magic in Photoshop and I have a fun, bright and colorful digital postcard I can send anytime I feel the need.  

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tuesday Color Challenge at the Outlawz

It is Tuesday Color Challenge Time with the Outlawz.  This week we have a wonderful photo of awesome colors to use as our inspiration.  Use what ever you desire from the colors to the patterns to gain your inspiration.  Then come on over and share it with everyone at the Outlawz. 

We have some lovely digis from Mari Digital Designs to share with you this month! Our sponsor has given us three lovely digis to play with and we will give those digis to our lucky winner!  Please make sure you check out Mari Digis Store to see her wonderful work. 

 Mari Digis

Look at this fabulous set of pictures from AJ.  There is so much here to inspire you to create.  Fabulous colors and even some wonderful patterns, and don't forget the flowers.  

I drew my inspiration not only from the colors, but also from the many ties hanging on that hanger.  One of the first things I thought of was a masculine card.  I have such a difficult time with masculine cards.  So I did a pinterest search to help me along.  In the end, I came up with this super fast and easy, yet simple card. 

Thanks for stopping by today

A Happy Garden

Good Morning Everyone!!! 

I am back again with another fabulous image from Sherri Baldy's collection. Sherri has so many wonderful designs that it is impossible to decide which one to create with each time I make a card.  This little doll is so  cute, and was so much fun to color.  I thought it very fitting for this time of year as many of us are getting our gardens planted and ready to go.  

Image #0118

This little cutie I colored with Photoshop, with lots of spring colors.   How fun is that big sun hat with a big bow and lots of flowers?   As you know, I do not add a sentiment to my cards until I need them. This way, any card I make can be used for any occasion.  With Sherri's images, they are perfect for card and any occasion.  

Here is what I have done with this fabulous image.  

Thanks for stopping in today.