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Cards in Envy Challenge: White on White

Happy Monday!  That means it’s time for a new Cards in Envy Challenge and this week we are celebrating White on White cards! Please make sure your card fits into a standard A2 envelope.

The challenge will run through Sunday, July 2nd.  Our design team will be choosing their favorite cards to feature on the The Cards in Envy blog.

For my card I started with a Spellbinders Die and created a shaker card with white sequence.  My sentiment is from WPlus9 called, “Doodle Buds”, stamped in Hero Arts Silver.

White on White cards are so fun to create, but hard to photograph.  I ended up using a filter to get that tonal white on white feel.  I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with this week for the Cards in Envy Challenge!

A Day For Daisies Surprise Blog Hop

As many of you know,  A Day For Daisies has some of the most GORGEOUS digital images out there.  I was over the moon thrilled to be asked to participate in a special surprise blog hop dedicated to Tammy, the creator of A Day For Daisies images.  The current and some of the past Design Team members want to show our gratitude and thank Tammy for the blessings and joys we have received as members of the A Day For Daisies Design Team.

Our hop theme is “A Collection of ADFD Favorites.”  Each DT member will feature her favorite ADFD image.  The hop has hidden prizes so don’t forget to comment beginning today until 9:00 p.m. eastern standard time on Tuesday, February 27, 2017.

We also want your participation!  Enter a card over at the A Day For Daisies Challenge Blog using an ADFD image.   You have until Friday, March 3rd to enter your cards.

For my favorite image, I’ve chosen “Doll Face 5”.  I’ve colored her up using my favorite Copic Markers.  The skin is done in Eooo, Eoo, E21, E11, E04 & R20.  The hair is E55, E53, E51 & E50 with added color pencil work.  Her luscious lips are R89, R35 and R14 and her eyes are B04 & B12.  That glorious background is a super technique I learned from Jennifer Dove which uses 91% alcohol and copic markers applied off a palette in B29 & B25. I then texturized with burlap and more alcohol for a great background.  My sentiment is Wplus 9’s Hand Lettered Hello and my frame is the new Hero Arts Infinity Postage Stamp die.


Here is the original card I posted several years ago using this image.

ADFD Gradient

All prize winners will be announced on the ADFD Blog on Saturday, March 4, 2017. We hope you will join our celebration of the thousands of images Tammy has created. Rules for the challenge are posted on the right sidebar of the ADFD Blog! Are you ready to HOP?!?














Thanks Tammy!!

Cards in Envy Challenge: Frame It

Happy Monday!  We are celebrating “Frame It” for the Cards in Envy challenge this week. That means we’d love to see cards that showcase anything framed.  Please make sure your card fits into a standard A2 envelope without any large lumps or bumps.

The challenge will run through Sunday, October 16th. Our design team will also be choosing their favorite cards to feature on the The Cards in Envy blog.

My card features watercolor the “Art Impressions Way”.  This is a great tutorial method that Art Impressions offers using their rubber stamps.   My sentiment is from WPlus9’s Doodle Buds.


I hope you’ll join us at Cards in Envy for our Frame It challenge.  Happy Crafting!

Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge #130; For The Girls

Happy Weekend!  It’s time for the new challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids and this time it’s, “For The Girls!”   We have some great sponsors offering prizes to our winners.  You have until Friday, August 19th to enter.

I also wanted to remind you that Send a Smile 4 Kids needs your cards for hospitalized kids.  Here’s how to donate.

Here’s our sponsors:

1) All Dressed Up – offering 2 Digital Images of Winners Choice

2) Repeat Impressions – A $15 Gift Certificate

My card today features All Dressed Up’s, Summer Fayre” image which I colored with Copic Markers.  The background is stamped with Hero Arts Shadow Ink using a My Favorite Things script background.  The paper is Glitz’s “Felicity” collection cut out with My Favorite Things square and rectangle dies.  Finally, the sentiments are a Wplu9 “That is All” set.

All Dressed Up


Thanks for stopping by and we sure hope you’ll come on over to Send a Smile 4 Kids an play along!


Sketch Saturday Challenge #405 – Digi Stamp Boutqiue

Happy Saturday!  Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by Digi Stamp Boutique who is offering the randomly chosen winner a 10 pound gift certificate to their store!  You have until Friday, April 1st to enter.

Here’s the sketch:


For my card I chose Digi Stamp Boutique’s “Edwin & Hetty”, which I colored with Copic Markers and used Simple Stories “Vintage Bliss” 6 x 6 paper pack.  The circle dies and sentiment are My Favorite Things and the border stitched die is WPlus9.

Sketch 405

I can’t wait to see which sketch you choose for the new Sketch Saturday Challenge!

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Crafty Girls Corner

Crafting By Design: 3 or more layers

Marker Pop: Critters

Love To Scrop: ATG

Sketch Saturday Challenge #393 – Sami Stamps

It’s the first Saturday of 2016 and time for a new Sketch Saturday challenge.  This week we are being sponsored by the talented Sami Stamps who is offering a generous $12.00 gift certificate to the random winner of the challenge.

Here’s the Sketch:


This gorgeous flower image from Sami is called, “Pretty Flowers”.  I colored them with Copic Markers and used the “Creative Agenda” 6 x 6 Echo Park Collection for the pattern paper.  I also used the Simon Says Stamp “vent” die as well as the Lawn Fawn rectangle stitches die.  My sentiment is from WPlus9 “Doodle Buds” stamp.

Sketch 393

We would love for you to enter this week at Sketch Saturday.  Happy New Year!!

A Day For Daisies: Add Watercolor Challenge Showcasing “Native Hearts” 11-20-15

It’s Friday and time for a new challenge at A Day For Daisies!  This week we are adding “Watercolor” to our projects using the showcase images from “Native Hearts”.  The challenge will run through Thursday, December 3rd at noon on the A Day For Daisies Blog!

For my card today I used the sweet image called, “Tree Top Dreams”  I began by using Ken Oliver’s Color Burst’s Watercolor pigments in Sepia, Yellow Ochre, and Burnt Orange.  I then applied Distress Ink through Tim Holtz stencils in woodgrain and Dot Fade. The grass was also created with Distress Inks and stamped with an Impressions Obsession’s crackle stamp.

The “Tree Top Dreams” image was colored in copic markers and distressed.  My “You” sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp die joined with a WPlus9 “Hand Lettered Thanks” image.  Finally, the stitched leaves are a Lawn Fawn die.
Girl in Tree-H20

We’d love for you to visit our Facebook Community Page where you can post your creations in addition to adding them on the blog.  Adding watercolor to your projects is super trendy and I can’t wait to see your creations this week.

KennyK’s Challenge #203 – Give Thanks

Hello KennyK friends.  Today I’m back as guest designer for the “Give Thanks Challenge” at the KennyK Krafty Krew’s Blog.   The challenge runs through September 30th so we’d love to have you come over and enter a card for a chance to win some great prizes.

For my card today I used “Dancer”.  She has such a free spirit and was really fun to color with my Copic Markers.  I cut the image out using the Lawn Fawn journaling card die as well as My Favorite Things rectangle dies and Wplus 9 card base die.

The paper is from Simple Stores “DIY Boutique.”  I added a few notes from Simon Says Stamp “Music to My Ears” stamp set to mimic the notes in the image.  The sentiment is a combination of Paper Smooches and Simon Says Stamp.

The Bomb Thanks-wm

I hope you will join in for the 203rd KennyK Challenge featuring “Give Thanks.” Happy Crafting!

A Day For Daisies: New Challenge – Use Plaid 8-28-15

Happy Friday!  It’s new challenge time at A Day For Daisies and we are using “Plaid.” Plaid goes so well with the showcase of our Veggie Lover collection!

I decided to make my own plaid pattern using The Alley Way’s “Crossing Lines” stamp set, but there are a lot of plaid stamp sets out there or pull from lined stamps already in your stash.  If you ever need inspiration, Laura Bassen of Doublestick Heaven is the queen of plaid. For my colors I used Hero Arts Butter Bar, Soft Leaf, Raspberry Jam and Simon Says Stamp, Green Leaf.

I colored the “Fancy Beets” with Copics in R37, R39 and RV99.  The stems were colored in YG03, YG17 and YG67. The sentiment label and circle die are Clearly Besotted, thanks sentiment is Simon Says Stamp, and “a bunch” is WPlus9. 

This is sure to be a super fun challenge and we can’t wait to see your plaid creations on both A Day For Daisies Blog and Facebook Community Page!

Beet Plaid-wm

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Simon Says Stamp: ATG

Marker Pop: ATG

Brown Sugar Challenge #161: Big Sentiments

Happy Friday!  It’s time for a new challenge at Brown Sugar Challenges and today, we are looking for “Big Sentiments.”  This challenge is sponsored by Di’s Digis Stamps offering a $12.00 voucher to their store and SLS Lines Digital Stamps offering 3 digital images or products for $10.00 from their store.  Thanks Sponsors!!

For my card today, I’ve used SLS Lines “Tired Mom.”  I think those of us mothers can related, right?  I colored colored mom with Copic Markers and used Glitz’s “Brightside” 6 x 6 paper pad. My image and card base were cut out using a My Favorite Things dies.  My large sentiment “MOM” is cut out using a WPlus9 die, colored with Copics and glittered.  I figured she needed a little sparkle.

Tired Coffee Lady SLS-wm

We look forward to seeing what your “Big Sentiments” look like. You have until September 3rd to enter at Brown Sugar Challenges. See you there!

Sandy Allnock

Fearfully, wonderfully made! —Ps 139:14

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