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Crafting By Design – Guest Designer

Hello all.  I’m honored to have been chosen again as a guest designer for Crafting By Design.  Today, the challenge is “snowmen” and I knew that From The Heart Stamps would be a great choice to find a perfect snowman because Faith is in the middle of Project 100 snowmen.

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For my card I chose From The Heart Stamps “Snowman Drummer.” I colored him with Copics and used Lawn Fawn’s “Peace, Joy, Love” paper collection.  The great digi tree’s are from “In The Meadow,” also FTHS.  The snow globe digi is by My Favorite Things and the stickers are Basic Grey.

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Sure hope you’ll join Crafting By Design’s “Snowman” Challenge this week.

Crafting By Design – Guest Designer

Hello all.  I’m honored to have been chosen as a guest designer for Crafting By Design today for their “Summer Holiday” Challenge.  WooHoo!

For my card I chose an image by Faery Ink called, “Gabbie The Mermaid” that is available only to Facebook Group Members as a free image so come on by and check it out!  She is colored with Copic Markers and Zig Clean Color Watercolor Markers. The paper is Echo Park’s “Walking on Sunshine” 6 x 6 pad cut out with My Favorite Things dies.  The sentiment and embellishment shells are also from My Favorite Things.  I finished off the image with some distress ink in Antique Linen and called it summer!

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Marker Pop: Summertime

From The Heart Stamps “Hedgie”

Happy Friday!  If you aren’t aware, “From The Heart Stamps” gives away a digital stamp if you use it in a design and enter the challenge that same month.  This month’s freebie was this adorable Hedgie.  I adore FTHS digi’s as they have such character.  FTHS also does sketch challenges and provides some really different and fun sketches.

For my entry I used Simple Stories “DIY Boutique” paper to highlight this Hedgie.  The polaroid die is My Favorite Things as are the stitched tags coming from the sides.  The sentiment from a Pure Innocence set, is also from MFT.  Finally, the stitched card base die is Simon Says Stamp.

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From The Heart Stamps: SOTM Challenge

From The Heart Stamps: Sketch Challenge

OWH/Our Daily Bread Challenge: Miss You Card

Art By Miran: ATG

Shopping Our Stash: Cute Critter Alert

Crafting By Design: ATG

Pretty Pink Posh Watercolor Hop

Hope you aren’t sick of my posts today – but it’s busy here at the Crafty Nurse’s Blog!  Today I’m sharing the watercolor card I made for the Pretty Pink Posh Blog Hop entry.  There are so many beautiful watercolor entries it’s worth checking out.

This is very similar to the previous gnome watercolor but he’s so stinkin’ cute I couldn’t resist. I used the new Zig Clean Color Real Brush for the image and my Hobby Lobby watercolor set for the background.  I wanted a little more color and movement on this card which I think I got.  The sentiment is from Happy & Smile from Simon Says Stamp.

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Pretty Pink Posh: Watercolor

The Daily Marker: 30 day challenge

Brown Sugar Challenges: ATG

Lisa Somersville Blog Challenge: Boys of Summer

Crafting By Design: ATG

Loves Rubber Stamps: ATG

 

Mix it Up Challenge using Ellen & Avery Elle

Happy Thursday Friends.  Today I broke out my Dylusions Ink to do some watercoloring to enter my card into the Ellen Mix It Up Challenge.  For this challenge Ellen chooses one other company for a combined product challenge.  This week it’s Avery Elle.

My card features the “Mondo Magnolia” by Ellen and the Avery Elle “Gift Tag” set. To achieve this look I followed Julie Ebersole’s tutorial from a previous “Hello Monday” called “Magic Watercolor” – Thanks Julie!

Believe it or not, Julie almost scrapped this because she didn’t like how it came out at first but I’m thrilled she persevered.  The birthday sentiment is from “Cupcake Party” by Simon Says Stamp.

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Mix it up: Ellen & Avery Elle

Inspiration Destination: ATG

Crafting By Design: Flowers

Simon Says Stamp: Color Swatch

Crafty Gals Corner: Flowers

From The Heart Stamps Monthly Challenge

Happy Thursday!  Today I’ve finished my March Stamp of the Month for From The Heart Stamps.  It’s a sweet Easter image.  If you enter this month, you’ll get a free stamp for April.  There are some other stamps on sale too, so go check them out!  I colored the image with Copic Markers and used a the Basic Grey “Paper Cottage” 6 x 6 pack.  I cut out a My Favorite Things border die to make the awning and finished it with Via Pearl Pen.

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From The Heart Stamps: March Challenge

Love to Scrap: ATG

Crafting By Design: Flowers

Simon Says Stamp: ATG

 

Ellen & Hero Arts Challenge

Happy Saturday!  You know I love the weekend because it means it’s time to create.  Today I used my Kuretake watercolors on the new stamp set by Julie Ebersole for Essentials by Ellen.  Ellen is holding a “Mix it up” challenge combining Essentials products and Hero Arts.  Today, I used the Hero Arts background stamp “Capture Number Background”.

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Mix it Up By Ellen

Crafting By Design: ATG

Addicted to Rubber Stamps: C&S

Inspiration Destination:  ATG

Love Rubber Stamps: ATG

Crafty Sentiments: Spring Colors

Seize the Birthday: Masculine

 

My Favorite Things Sketch 218

Good Morning – It’s Friday – YEAH!  Today I’ve used Prismacolor Pencils.  This is my first image using this technique from the Kit & Clowder new Colored Pencil Class.  The card design is the MFT Sketch 218. Circle Die is My Favorite Things and the Rectangle Die is Lawn Fawn.

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My Favorite Things Sketch 218

Brown Sugar Challenge: ATG

Sentimental Sunday: ATG

Crafty Sentiments: Spring

Loves Rubber Stamps: ATG

Crafting By Design: ATG

My Favorite Things Sketch #214

Happy Sunday Friends.  Today, I’ve chosen to work on sketch #214 from My Favorite Things.  The image is “Birthday Princess” I bought on the cheap from the last MFT sale.  I colored her with copics and paper pieced her with the February Simon Says Stamp kit, which I also used for the design papers on the card.  The circle die is MFT also.

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Crafty by Design

Crazy 4 Challenges

Seize the birthday

My Favorite Things

A Day For Daisies

One of the challenges I personally love participating in is the A Day For Daisies.  One of the reasons I enjoy participating is that Tammy, the owner and artist is kind enough to provide freebies for each and every participant.  Thanks Tammy!  Today I colored Doll Face Beauty #5 with copics for this weeks challenge that calls for use of ombre.  I took my favorite Kuretake Watercolors and used the golds, copper and pearl to create a ombre background.  The sentiment is Clearly Besotted.  I kept the rest of the card very clean and simple.

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A Day For Daisies: Use Ombre

Crazy 4 Challenges: Clean & Simple

Crafty By Design: ATG

Art By Miran: ATG

Marker Pop-ATG

Crafty Sentiment’s Design: Girly

Inspiration Destination: ATG

Sentimental Sunday’s – New Beginnings

Love to Scrap: ATG

 

 

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