Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Just Keep Swimming

For the  month of October, our sponsor is 
Our winner will get 3 digis from the store!
This week's challenge was chosen by Cara (that's me!) and I have an Inspiration photo for you to play with this week!
What a fun inspiration picture Cara has for us this week  I love the sparkle, but it reminded me of bubbles in a fish tank.  So I used the fun Beta fish pre-colored and created a card to cheer someone up.  I made the "Just Keep Swimming" sentiment a little large, but it still works.  

My inspiration for this card came from the sparkle baubles in Cara's photograph.  I keep thinking rows and rows of baubles draping down, or tons of bubbles in a fish tank.  Obviously, I went with the latter.   I used an embossing folder, to create my background.  However, I did not want just a plain background, so I I used the lightest of blue ink I had.  Using a brayer, I carefully, with a light hand rolled the brayer over my ink pad, then over my embossing folder.  Pretty fast and easy.


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Shy Rose from Faery Ink

Here we are, it's Wednesday again, and that means another crafty challenge with the Crafty Belle's and the Crafty Gals Corner Challenge Blog.  

This week the challenge is Punches and/or Dies

Our sponsor(s) this week are:

Farey Ink Image
Faery Ink 

This weeks challenge was to use punches and/or dies.  I have a Cameo, so I have few punches and dies, but I found a couple that worked perfectly for the challenge.  However, I do not know the name of either one, as I do not store my dies in the original packages.  I keep them on a magnetic sheet in a small square plastic box.  

I used the image Shy Rose from Faery Ink and colored her with my Prisma Colored Pencils.  I wanted a soft feel because of the shy nature of the design.   Using a light opaque sheet of paper from my stash, I layered my image over a light pink card stock.  Both pieces were cut from a die. 

Roses were a must for this shy little faery ink image. So, I added them in the bottom.  Tucking a few pearls in along the way.  I finished off the card by cutting a Birthday Wishes sentiment from another die and topping it with roses. 

Thanks for looking! 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tuesday Color Challenge with the Outlawz

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Our winner will get the 3 digis that our team have to play with.

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This week's challenge was chosen by Jeanie. Jeanie would like you to make a project using the chosen colour plus two more colours from the picture and add lace!

Again this week, we have a wonderful inspiration photo.  There are so many colors to chose from here.   I used the cute little scarecrow from Sheep Ski Designs.  I know, I have used it before, but he is so adorable, how could I not use him again.  This time, I colored him up in red, and matched him with fall papers.  I finished off the card with a leaf flourish and three paper roses.  

Through The Craft Room Door and Decosses Dynamite Doodles

Hello everyone, I am back again this week with another fun challenge with Through The Craft Room Door.  This challenge is sponsored by Decosses Dynamite Doodles. 

Here is some information about Decosses Dynamite Doodles.

Are you interested in digital sentiments, papers, and other embellishments?  How about a badge made especially for your blog?  If these are items you are interested in, you are going to want to check out D├ęcosse's Dynamite Doodles. My name is Lisa and with over 150+ posts of freebies to choose from, and new ones added often, I just might have what you are looking for.  Along with the freebies I offer, I also create blog badges, digital paper packs and scrapbooking kits.  Additionally, I'm so excited to now be sponsoring giveaways and challenges at other blogs.  It is my honour to be able to sponsor this challenge for Through the Craftroom Door!

So, if you have the time, come and take a look.  There is always inspiration to be found among my many different features.   I'd love for you to pop by and visit me.  I hope you have a blast!

You could be the lucky winner of the following:
Simply Beauty papers

For my project this week, I made this beautiful card.  I used The Beauty of Butterflies in ivory, and the Simply Beauty Patterned and textured papers in the pinkish/purple. (third one from the left).  While it is not quite a damask, it is close enough for me.  

I cut a card blank using my cameo. However, before it did the cut, I added the You are Unique sentiment and printed it on the card.  I then used the same pattern to cut the two different papers and the ivory butterfly.  I did make the butterfly considerably smaller again, using my cameo. I inked the edges of all of my papers, including the butterfly.  I added a ribbon and some beautiful paper flowers. After the flowers were added, I put the ivory butterfly on a piece of floral wire and inserted it into the flowers so it was hovering. I completed the card by adding another sentiment on the front of the card. 

Thanks for looking! 

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Big Eyed Bestie Sailor Boy

Just look at this adorable little sailor!  Isn't he just the cutest thing for a fun birthday card. This fun digi comes from Sherri Baldy.  This stamp is the big eyed, big head bestie sailor boy.  He can be found in the shop here

I colored this cute little guy with my Prisma Colored Pencils. 

I  created the sentiment using my Cameouing two different files that I merged together than did a print and cut. I also used foam pop dots to pop the sentiment up off the card. 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Bestie with Sunflowers

I have a thought process going with this image, though, to be fair, my thought process doesn't always come to fruition.  What started out as a card, has turned into a tag, with thoughts of what else I can do with it.  My processes don’t always work out, to say the least, but the fun behind trying something new and exciting is always on my mind.  Such as with this little beauty from Sherri Baldy.  Isn’t she (Img830)just the cutest little thing popping up out of a barrel holding a hand full of sun flowers. 

Coloring her with my Prisma Colored Pencils, (my blending is getting better) my thoughts were to add sunflowers along side her to accent the flowers in the digi.  As you can see, that didn’t work out. So I thought, we will turn it into a tag, and use it with a larger project I have in mind.  Think burlap and more sun flowers and hemp twine!

For now, some simple fall leaves and burlap flowers complete this project. But look for more soon!   

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Createful Heart Digis

Today, I am here to share with you a new digi  company. Createful Heart Digi.  A fairly new business with some great digis.  Today marks the day of our first blog hop.  You can start here at the Facebook Group and see all of the wonderful creations from the Design Team.  Take some time to visit each blog, I know you will not be disappointed.

For this blog hop, I chose to use the wonderful dig Princess Annabelle.  

I colored Princess Annabelle using my Prisma colored pencils. I wanted to add a little bit of something so it did not look like she was sitting on air, so I added some lines to make it look like a hard wood floor.  I really love this digi and I am so pleased with the soft pink colors.  This made it so easy to chose some soft pastel pink papers from my cameo to create the the card.  I added a sentiment specific for a princess, again, cut from my cameo.

I hope you will join in with our anything challenge going on beginning today.   You will find all of the information on our Facebook Group.

Tuesday Outlawz Color Challenge

This month our sponsor is 

Our winner will get the 3 digis that our team have to play with.

Don't forget our other Fabulous Sponsors for August

This week's challenge was chosen by me.  Look at those fabulous colors. For this challenge we are using 3 of  colors. 

Can't wait to see what you all come up with!

This week I used the cute little mermaid.  Inspired by both the colors and the water.  What beautiful mermaid would not love to swim around in those waters with those beautiful flowers. 

I used my Prima Colored Pencils to color this image.  I tried something new with this little mermaid, and while I like it, I know there is much work to do to make it better. 

I printed the papers from patterns on my Cameo, and completed the design with some pearls to match the paper. 

I hope you like it!