All posts tagged: crafty creations challenge

Thankful for the Falling Leaves

The days are getting shorter,  and the nights are getting colder,  Fall is definitely here!  The leaves seemed to have changed overnight! The colors are beautiful…orange, yellow,  red and brown and even gold!  I love the sound of the crunch underfoot and it will soon be time to get to raking.  The boys helped last year but they spent a lot of time piling the leaves in heaps so they could fall into them and POOF! all our hard work is undone! lol  But it’s SO MUCH FUN!! I sketched this image yesterday and I’m so pleased with how it turned out!   I think it captures the spirit of Fall for me.    I colored the image with copics in many shades of beige and brown and green  and added a touch of soft pale pink and grey to the child’s  jacket.  Now, if you know me, you know that my images are inspired by every day life and my own children, who happen to be both boys! But, I wanted to make this …

Book Plates for Back to School

I was playing with Corel paint essentials and decided to color my image for this week’s CRAFTY CREATIONS CHALLENGE digitally.  It’s really fun, but there’s alot to learn!  That’s o.k though, I’m up for the challenge! But don’t worry, I’m not going all digital on you! I just wanted to try something a little different this week. The challenge is to show your INNER ANIMAL!   Well, we all have a wild side right?  I DO!! Of course, it’s usually in the morning before I’ve had my first cup of coffee! 😉 GRRRrrr. Beware the claws! This great lion image is from DIGIS WITH ATTITUDE!  Doesn’t he look fierce?!   I wanted to make these book plates for my son, since he will be needing some for back to school.  I hope he likes them! Have a creative day everyone!  Stop by CRAFTY CREATIONS with your  inner animal cards and crafts, so you can enter the challenge! Deena

Christmas in July!

I have to say that I really DO NOT like making Christmas cards anytime other than November/December!! I am enjoying the heat, sun and general lazy days of summer and do not want to be reminded of winter, or even that admittedly wonderful holiday!   For everything, there is a time and a place.  HOWEVER, when on a design team and it’s crunch time, well I just hate to disappoint!  So, I tried my best to get into the spirit of things and rise to the challenge…as I hope, will you!   Show me some support my friends! HERE is my CRAFTY CREATIONS CHALLENGE card for our challenge this week CHRISTMAS IN JULY.  In the end I made two of these! Stop by Crafty Creations to see what our wonderful Design Team came up with for some Christmas inspiration!  I promise they were more enthusiastic than me this week! 🙂 More Challenges that helped inspire me: CRAFT YOUR PASSION: Christmas in July POLLYCRAFT MONDAY CHALLENGE: Christmas in July Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!! …

Nice Ride

My husband recently bought himself  a 2005  papaya orange  Audi  TT coupe quatro.  He’d been longing for a sports car for a while and  after struggling for some time with his practical self, gave in to the pleasure of owning a second car built for speed and performance, instead of child car seat capacity and luggage space.  Although he did ask my opinion, I have never been interested in cars, nor do I know a thing about them, but I knew it meant a lot to him, so I left it to him to decide what to do.  He originally wanted it in yellow, but found this great papaya orange instead!  At first I really didn’t like the idea of the yellow or any other bright color, but now I have to admit that I think the orange is a really cool look for this car! This week’s Crafty Creations Challenge was set by Claire (hopejacare) to the theme of  TRANSPORTATION.  So, I thought I’d make a card to congratulate Des on the purchase of …

Crafty Creations Button challenge

Phew it’s been a HOT few days here in Montreal!  My boys and I have been fully enjoying our pool! Am I ever glad we finally decided to put one in!  It’s been heaven having a way to cool off and spend some fun time with them and my husband when he gets home from work! Having the boys home from school is proving to be fun but I sure don’t get much work done with them around!  That would be fine, except I have my niece’s wedding invitations to finish in the next two weeks, and a big birthday card order, as well a few other projects to get done this summer.  I hate to stay indoors working when my boys want to play and I need to be out there with them if they want to swim.  I started a daily routine of  reading with them. We’re reading Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing  by Judy Bloom.  AND no T.V or video/computer games in the afternoon!  I read to them for half an …

Meeting For Drinks In The City

Yup, those are my kind of drinks! This week’s Crafty Creations challenge is to make our own background paper!  FUN!!  I decided to make a brick wall bg for this uptown girl, for an urban chic look.  I stamped the brick wall (Prima stamps) four times to fill my 4″ x 4″ square on glossy paper.  When the ink was dry, I sanded it vertically, then horizontally until there was no shine left.  It gives it a cool texture!  I sponged on some soft blue ink in various spots for some added depth, and sanded again both ways. The stamp is from the Stamping Boutique and they are generously sponsoring us this week!  Have a look at the challenge blog for some fab ideas on making your own backgrounds! Hope you’ll join us!! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Baby Elephant

Here’s my Crafty Creations challenge card. I’ve paper pieced the baby elephant from Basic Grey dp. Yes, I’m a day late but better late than never right?  The challenge is paper piecing and Sew Many Cards is our sponsor this week! I hope you’re ready to cut and paste for this challenge! I’ve used the sketch from SCS this week for my card. What a fun sketch today!  I stamped the border with little hearts from Hot Off the Press stamps and paper pieced the elephant. (HOTP small elephant)  The papers are Basic Grey and My Mind’s Eye scraps I had laying around my desk.  That’s what I love about this sketch; I get to use up some scraps!  I’ve added a tiny Tim Holtz safety pin to the corner…love it!!   I will need a few baby cards as I have two nieces having theirs in the next couple of months…something to look forward to! Have a creative day everyone!

Crafty Creations Challenge #9

Fabric!   Stitched, glued, torn or hemmed, bring out your fabric!  I think most of us have scraps of fabric laying about, so find a way to use it in a crafty way for our Crafty Creations Challenge! I’ve made a card with a piece of a scrap I had. I held on to it because I loved the color and pattern. Glad I did too! Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Blooming With Love Paper: Stampin’ Up! Porcelain Prints Ink: china blue Tim Holtz I hope you’ll join us in our challenge!  Have a look at the other design team member’s beautiful creations HERE. I want to tell you about a new blog that I’ve started,  where I will be featuring  fabulous handmade  items from near and far!   Every few days I will update it with a focus always on handmade creations that I love and that are available for sale online!  I’d love it if you would stop by and let me know what you think! It’s brand new, so there’s not been much action yet, …