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February 10, 2016

A Spell

Welcome back!  It is time for another challenge at the Crafty Gals Corner.  This week the theme is Sweetheart.  You must use hearts on your project.


When I started working with Apple Queen from MoonFlower Digital Stamps, I just wasn't sure how I was going to work hearts into the project.  Then from out of the blue, this sentiment hit me!  I knew it was just perfect.  Apple Queen is colored with Copic markers and cut out using the Silhouette Cameo.  Andreia, the artist behind MoonFlower Digital Stamps, did a recent cosplay of the Evil Queen from Once Upon a Time.  So I used the purple and black color scheme for this card. =)

The Evil Queen / Regina - Once Upon A Time:

(This was the costume she based hers on.  It was stunning!)

MoonFlower Digital Stamps is our sole sponsor this week.  If you play along, you have the chance to win MoonFlower images.  Pop over to the shop by clicking on the badge below.  Andreia has some wonderful images in her shop.  Be warned though, you will fall in love at first click! =)


I can't wait to see all of the hearts in this week's challenge.  Will your project be one of them?

Card measures 5.5" x 5.5"
Spellbiinders Elegant Ovals dies
Imaginisce To Love and Cherish flower - Black Tuxedo
The Paper Studio Gemstone - Glitter Stripe
Bead Design In Bloom - chevron 
Basic Grey buttons
Recollections Rhinestone Stickers - silver
Recollections Enamel Dots - heart
Recollections pearl
Ribbon from my stash



February 7, 2016

More Valentines!

It is time for a new challenge at the Corrosive Challenge.  February is the month for love, so our theme is Love Love Love.  Show us the love!


I used Valentine's Girl from Aurora Wings for my project for you.  She was colored with Copic markers and cut out using the Silhouette Cameo.  The frame she is on was also cut on the cameo.  It was cut from printable glitter paper that has some gorgeous sparkle to it.  I found the paper on clearance after Christmas, so had to get a couple of pads of course!

We have two wonderful sponsors for you this challenge.  Click the badges to pop over to each shop to see what wonderful stamps they have to offer.


and


You have until the end of the month to play along!  I hope to see you join us.

Clear It Out has a loving you challenge with the requirement for using red or white twine or ribbon.  This Valentine's Girl is going to show off her white ribbon in that challenge.

Crafting When We Can has an add hearts challenge.  Valentine's Girl loves her hearts and would like to play in the challenge.

One Stitch at a Time has an anything goes with love is in the air.  This Valentine's Girl is feeling the love and would like to play in that challenge.

A Gem of a Challenge has a love is in the air challenge.  This Valentine's Girl wants to help spread the love in that challenge.

The Pencil Case has an L=Love/Romance challenge.  This Valentine's Girl fits the bill and is going to play in that challenge.

Card measures 5.5" x 5.5"
Silhouette cut file Heart Frame Oval by Snapdragon Snippets
Recollections printable inkjet glitter paper
Favorite Findings buttons (hearts)
Blue Moon Beads Live Laugh charm
Flowers, button, ribbon and lace from my stash




February 6, 2016

A Little Hello

Hello everyone!  It is time for another challenge at the Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends.  Every challenge is anything goes so you can make whatever makes your heart happy and join in our challenge.


This week I used Emma from Imagine That! Digis by Kris.  She comes with several sentiments and I chose this one for my card.  I decided to do a little doodling to match the image.  I almost scrapped it after I doodled, but my teamies convinced me to leave the doodling.

We have two fabulous sponsors for you this challenge.  You can pop over and see what goodies they have to offer by clicking the badges below.


Prize of 7 images

and 


Prize of a $10 gift certificate

I hope you will take a few minutes to join us!

Crafting With Dragonflies has an anything goes card challenge.  Emma is going to visit and play in the challenge.

Simply Papercraft has an anything goes challenge.  Emma is going to visit and say "hello".

Your Next Stamp has a color challenge.  Emma loves the colors and is going to play in the challenge.

YNScolor-32

Inspiration Destination has an anything goes challenge.  Emma is going to make that her destination and say hello.

Ruby's Rainbow has an anything goes challenge.  Emma is going to stop by and play in the challenge.

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Recollections Pearls
Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace corner punch
Studio G by Hampton Art flowers
Stampin' Up! Banners Framelits dies




February 5, 2016

Happy Valentine's...a Little Early

Hello everyone!  I have some exciting news to share!  I was asked to be a guest designer for the Art by Miran blog.  Well of course I couldn't say no!  I love Mi Ran's gorgeous girls and was so excited to get a chance to play along with her team.  Thanks for thinking of me!!


I used Heart Sign and thought I would go a little wild with some pink hair.  The papers I used are by Tracy Wray and can be found in the Art by Miran Facebook Group.  You will have to request to join the group, but the inspiration is totally worth it!  The sentiment is also included with the gorgeous papers.  I colored Heart Sign using Copic markers and used my Silhouette to cut it out.  That machine makes fussy cutting so much easier!

The challenge is always anything goes over at the challenge blog.  You have the chance to win up to four images if you use an Art by Miran rubber stamp or digital image to enter.  What are you waiting for?!  Get to coloring and go enter!

Brown Sugar has a Valentine/love challenge.  This little girl is going to visit that challenge and share the love.

Creative Corner has a Valentine's Day/love challenge.  This little girl would like to visit that challenge and play along.

Polkadoodles has a love and romance challenge.  This little girl is in love with love and is going to play in that challenge.

Simply Create Too has a love or Valentine's challenge.  This little girl wants to share the love and visit that challenge.

Whimsy Stamps has a with love challenge.  This little girl has a lot of love to share and is going to play in that challenge.

Card measures 5.5" x 5.5"
The Girls' Paperie Lace trim
Dress It Up Grandma's Grab Bag buttons - ridged hearts
Favorite Findings heart button
American Crafts Elements Pewter round buttons
Recollections pearls
The Paper Studio pearls
Flower from my stash


February 4, 2016

Love

Hello everyone!  It is time for another challenge over at Creative Knockouts.  Our theme this week is Love Is in the Air.  Time to get to work on those Valentine's projects and enter them in our challenge.


For my project, I used Love Is by All Dressed Up Stamps.  This cute little couple was colored with Copics and cut out using my Silhouette Cameo.  The background is a Silhouette cut file and so is the sentiment.  I cut additional layers for the sentiment so that it has some dimension and thickness.

All Dressed Up is our sponsor this week.  Wendy has so many wonderful images in her shop.  Click the badge below to pop over to check them out.  You have a chance to win two images, so make a wish list while you are there.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/alldressedupstamps

I can't wait to see your projects full of love this week!

All Dressed Up has an anything goes with an All Dressed Up stamp or paper.  This boy and girl are going to go visit that challenge.

Aud Sentiments has a love sentiment challenge.  This little boy and girl are going to spread the love in that challenge.

Craft Rocket Challenges has a Valentine's/love theme.  This little girl and boy are going to share in the love in that challenge.

Sassy Studio Designs has a bleeding love challenge (use hearts).  This little boy and girl have hearts to spare and are going to play in that challenge.

Star Stampz has an all about love challenge.  This little boy and girl want to share the love and play in that challenge.

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Silhouette cut file 4x6 "Heart Corner" by Loni Stevens
Silhouette cut file Love, Heart, Forever by Kolette Hall
Making Memories Metal Accents - hearts
Trim and ric rac from my stash




February 3, 2016

Thinking of You

Hello everyone!  Welcome back to another challenge at the Crafty Gals Corner.  This week our challenge theme is Love Is in the Air.  Valentine's Day is on the way and we want to see your projects with a little love.


I used Analiese by Nikki Burnette and colored her with Copics.  She was cut out using the Silhouette Cameo.  All of the papers on this card are from The Paper Temptress.  She has so many amazing papers.  If you are a paper hoarder collector like I am, you need to pop over to her website.  I used a piece of Cryogen White for the base card.  I would normally save this for coloring, but it was too small to fit through my printer.  The shimmer of the Cryogen White makes the perfect background for the Laser Silver Lustre background paper.  I was lucky enough to attend the Kit and Clowder craft retreat in Orlando and received a goody bag of papers from The Paper Temptress.  The Laser Silver Lustre paper was in there!  The red is a scrap of Red Pepper Thick Columns that I had left from previous projects.

We have three wonderful sponsors for you this week.  Click the badges to pop over to each shop to see what they have to offer.

  
Prize of 3 images

and 


Prize of 3 images

and


Prize of $25 to go shopping! 

I hope to see you play along in the challenge.

Creative Moments has an anything goes with a twist of romance/love.  Analiese is going to think about her love in that challenge.

Through the Purple Haze has a things with wings challenge.  Analiese is going to spread her wings and fly to that challenge.

Mod Squad has a hearts and/or flowers challenge.  Analiese loves her flower and hearts and is going to show them off in the challenge.

Simon Says Stamp has a have a heart challenge.  Analiese has a heart and is going to play in that challenge.

Whimsy Stamps has a with love challenge.  Analiese is thinking of her love and is going to visit the challenge.

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Darice Mini Hearts embossing folder
Making Memories Looking Glass - Cardmaking
Colorbök Metal Accents - hearts
Stampin' Up! Curly Cute stamp set
Michaels Holiday Splendor paper flower
Wink of Stella Clear and Silver
Doily, buttons and lace from my stash



January 28, 2016

Dance Like No One Is Watching

Hello, Everyone!  It is my turn to provide some inspiration on the MoonFlower Digital Stamps blog.  I tried my hand at a little mixed media this week.  Still trying to decide how I feel about it.  Mixed media just doesn't flow for me like other forms of crafting.


I used Gigi Bellydancer to create this mixed media piece.  I put down a coat of acrylic paint to lessen the texture of the canvas.  On top of that, I put a layer of watercolor paint in a blue green color.  I had to mix the color myself, and it took me a while to get it right!  Once the paint was dry, I used texture paste and a stencil to create my background texture.  I also embossed a piece of chipboard with a music note embossing folder.  I was just going to put chunks of it on, but I didn't like the edges, so I cut out selected notes instead.

Once the paste was dry, I sprayed the whole piece with some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.  It adds color and some wonderful shimmer.  Then I used some Viva Decor metallic paint and a flat brush and just hit the highlights of the stenciling and the notes.  The sentiment was computer generated and cut to fit the piece.

Gigi Bellydancer was colored with Copics and cut out using my Silhouette Cameo.  She has a little Wink of Stella in gold so she has some shimmer as well.  A few flowers and buttons finish the piece.

If you haven't signed up for the MoonFlower newsletter, I encourage you to do so.  You get a fabulous freebie every month.  This month Andreia has given us an adorable little fairy.


All you have to do is pop over to the website and sign up for the newsletter.  Once you confirm your subscription, you will be able to download this little fairy.  Each month after, you will get the fabulous freebie right in your inbox!  

Once you have that freebie, pop over to the Facebook group and check out our challenge.  You could win MoonFlower images just for coloring your freebie and popping it into the challenge.  I hope to see you there.

Little Miss Muffet has an anything goes challenge.  Gigi is going to dance her way over to that challenge.

Canvas measures 5" x 7"
Art-C Molding Paste
American Crafts Elements Pearl Buttons - I Do Assortment
My Mind's Eye Kate & Co button (square)
Stampin' Up! Basic Gold Metal Button
Tim Holtz Layer Stencil - Flourish
The Paper Studio Music Notes embossing folder
Recollections flowers (purple)
Recollections pearls
flower from my stash