CGC DT Post – Challenge #174

Hello crafty friends!Can you believe that it is September already?! Crazy,right?!Where did the time go???? Anyway I’m kind of happy that it is autumn… it’s getting a bit cooler and I’m almost ready for sweaters, books and hot coffee! And talking about cooler weather…today I have a Christmas card to share with you…but let’s take things from the beginning, shall we?

It is Wednesday and that means that there is a new challenge at the Crafty Gals Corner. This week the theme is “ 3+ layers” and as per usual we have some awesome sponsors that have some great prizes for you!

Digital Delights by Louby Loo

Prize: $5 Gift Certificate


Prize: 2 Digital Images

 

Bugaboo Stamps

Prize: $12 Gift Certificate

For this challenge I used the “Fall Dog” by Digital Delights! This image could obviously make a lovely Fall-themed card but… me being me…I decided to use it to create a Christmas card because…why not?!

I colored the image using Copic markers (and some of them are running out of ink but I love their vibrancy so I decided to stick with them anyway!)…the background is made by simple black cardstock and a silver Sharpie marker. And the sentiment is by C C Designs – Holly Jolly Sentiments. This design is very versatile and allows for many embellishments like: twine, ribbon or strass stones etc… but I love simplicity and I decided to keep mine plain. After all, the image itself is super cute and I didn’t want to take away from it! Hope you like it too!

With this card I’m going to enter the following challenges:

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Thank you all for taking the time to have a look at my blog. I really love reading your comments. And I wish to see you again soon!
Much love
Kleri xx

CGC DT Post – Challenge #173

Hello my crafty friends!

Apologies this blog post is a bit late…life has been a bit crazy here lately and I totally lost track of time…but you know what? It is Wednesday again and (yes you guested it right!) it’s time for another weekly challenge at the Crafty Girls Corner! The theme is ANYTHING GOES and as per usual we have some amazing sponsors!

For this week our awesome sponsors are:

Lemon Shortbread

Prize: 3 Digital Images

Prize: $15 Gift Certificate 

Prize: 1 image used by the DT

Prize: $12 Gift Certificate

For this week’s challenge I used a digi called Penguin Umbrella by Lemon Shortbread. I coroured him using Copic Markers and a white gel pen. For the background I used Sunny Borders stamps by Sunny Studio and Plaid Background Builder by My Favorite Things. I coloured these using Tombow markers, but you could really use pretty much anything. Then I die cut the star out of scrap patterned paper and heat embossed the sentiment which I stamped using Joyous Christmas Sentiments by MFT. And …voilà!

With this card I joined the following challenges:

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Thank you all for taking the time to have a look at my blog. I really love reading your comments. And I wish to see you again soon!
Much love
Kleri xx

CGC DT Post – Challenge #172

Hello crafty friends!

Hope you are having a lovely summer!…I can’t believe how hot it is here! (I never thought I would say that for an English summer but…little did I know!). Anyway…without further ado, it is time for another Crafty Girls Corner Challenge! This week’s theme is: “Add a Ribbon/Bow” and, as per usual, you get a chance to win amazing prizes from our super generous sponsors!

The Paper Nest Dolls

Prize ~ The 3 Digital Images used by DT

Prize ~ $10 Gift Certificate

Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

Since  August is a wedding season for many and the theme required a ribbon/bow embellishment, I thought to create a wedding card! I used a digital stamp called “Bride 2” by Morgan’s Art World which I colored using Copic markers. To me, this image has a romantic vibe so I kept the color palette relatively pastel and natural. And I really like how it turned out. Then I created a background stamping repeatedly with the Indigo Blu – Script stamp and Distress Inks in Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar tones. I added a ribbon in a similar pink color and then I assembled my card. Simple but effective! I didn’t add a sentiment so that I have more options when I decide to use this card (ie personalize it later or use it for a “on your wedding day” occassion or even as a “congratulations on your wedding” card).
Do you ever leave your cards without a sentiment so you can tweak them later, if you don’t currently have a use for them?
With this card I am going to enter the following challenges:

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Thank you all for taking the time to have a look at my blog. I really love reading your comments. And I wish to see you again soon!
Much love
Kleri xx

CGC DT Post – Challenge #171

Hello crafty friends!

Happy August!Unbelievable right?!It’s the last month of the summer already!!!Where did the time go?Does anyone else feel that this year is going too fast???

Anyway…as you may have guessed it, it is time for yet another Crafty Girls Corner challenge and the theme is super easy again : TROPICAL COLOURS! Fits the summer mood perfectly,don’t you think?!

And for this challenge our amazing sponsors are:

Prize: 3 Digital Images

Prize: 2 Digital Images

Prize ~ 5 Digital images

This time I created a card using Birthday Cocktail by SheepSki Designs. Such a perfect digi for hot days like these! (It’s been unusually hot lately here in the UK!) I coloured my image using Inktense Percils. Then I die cut this and another panel using unbranded oval-shaped dies. I coloured the second panel pink using Distress Oxides. For the background I lined up on my stamping platform a few sentiments from Newton’s Nook- Cocktail Mixer stamp set and stamped it several times using Hero Arts Inks in various colours. My intention was to create a happy, colourful background to add some interest to my card but also make the main image pop. The main sentiment is from the “All Occasion Sentiments” stamp set by MFT. (Honestly this is one of my most used sets, sooo versatile!) Then because I was feeling that there was something missing from my card, I added a flower from Altenew – Garden Treasure stamp set which I coloured using Prima Marketing Confections Watercolours (Tropicals). Obviously you don’t need so many different mediums for this card…but I like playing with different supplies since I have them (they are no good in the drawers,you know!). Hope you like the outcome and you feel motivated to use all these supplies you always wish to use but never do! 🙂

With this card I’m going to enter the following challenges:

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Thank you all for taking the time to have a look at my blog. I really love reading your comments. And I wish to see you again soon!
Much love
Kleri xx

CGC DT Post – Challenge #170

Hello everyone! It’s super hot here in the UK today!To me it feels like being abroad!lol…So to cool things down a little bit this week’s challenge theme at the Crafty Girls Corner is “Christmas in July”! (It’s never too early to start making your Christmas cards!)

And as per usual we have 3 amazing sponsors for this challenge:

Scrap N Dipity

Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

Prize ~ 2 Digital images

Bugaboo Stamps

Prize ~$12 Gift Certificate

For this challenge I created a card using “North Pole Sign” by Rick St. Dennis, which I coloured with Inktense pencils. The borders are made using Spellbinders Borderabilities and Candied Apple Distress Oxide. The sentiment is a stamp by C.C.Designs called “Holly Jolly Sentiments” and the circle banner was cut using an unbranded stitched circle die.

With this card I decided to enter the following challenges:

Many thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment.

Hugs

Kleri xx

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CGC DT Post – Challenge #169

Hello crafty friends!

I really can’t believe that it is July already!This year has flown over! Anyway…it is time for yet another challenge at the Crafty Girls Corner! This time the theme is: “Red, white and blue” – influenced by Independence Day in the USA, but you don’t necessarily have to follow the patriotic theme if you don’t want to. I decided to go with a different theme to hopefully give some inspiration to people who may want to take a different route! 🙂

As per usual the challenge is sponsored by 3 super amazing sponsors!

Prize ~ $15 Gift Certificate

Star Stampz

Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

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Decosse’s Dynamite Doodles

Prize ~ 1 of 5 sets offered by the sponsor

Bio:

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 Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles. My name is Lisa and with over 200+ 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, watermarks and digital Scrapbooking Kits. I also sponsor a number of challenge blogs throughout the year and it is my absolute pleasure to have the opportunity to sponsor the Crafty Gals Corner Challenge Blog!

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

For this challenge I used Alice Chibi by Star Stampz! Isn’t this digi super cute?!!!I just love it!I love Alice in Wonderland and I love Steampunk…so naturally I fell in love with the end result (although I was super tired when I finished the card after a long day and after midnight!)…Anyway, to create this card I used Derwent Inktense pencils to color the image and Tim Holtz Distress Oxides for the background and sentiment banner. For stamping I used: MFT- Typewriter text, Doo-Lally Pip -Steamed Up, Doo-Lally Pip – Time Travel and MFT – Our Story. The die cutting was made using Sizzix – Thinlits 661184 (Tim Holtz Alterations) and unbranded Oval dies.

With this card I’m going to enter the following challenges:

Many thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment.

Hugs

Kleri xx

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CGC DT Post – Challenge #168

Hello my friends!

June is almost gone!Where did the time go?!!!…Honestly at times I feel it goes too fast…anyway it is Wednesday again and that means…a new Crafty Girls Corner challenge!This week’s theme is super simple and easy: ANYTHING GOES! And we have THREE amazingly generous sponsors that will provide you with great prizes!

Twinkle Lane Designs

Prize ~ 2 Digital Images & 2 Coordinating Digital Paper Sets

Prize ~ The 3 Digital Images used by the DT

Ike’s Art

Prize ~ $15 Gift Certificate

For this challenge I used Ike’s Art – Blossom digital stamp …only I did so in an unusual way! I really wanted to use my watercolors and since my printer can’t handle thick paper I decided to trace the image using a light box! Then I colored the image using Prima Watercolor Confections…I admit I am in love with these colors and I am in heaven when I mix them up! Once the image was totally dry I used MFT-Deepest Sympathy stamp set and heat embossed the sentiment in black. To finish off my card I mounted the panel on black cardstock and then attached that on my actual card. Simple but beautiful (at least in my eyes!)!

With this card I entered the following challenges:

Many thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment.

Hugs

Kleri xx

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CGC DT Post – Challenge #167

Hello everyone!Hope you are having a lovely day!

The time has come for yet another challenge at the Crafty Girls Corner and I am excited to tell you that this week we have 4 amazing sponsors!

Conie Fong

Prize: ~ 2 digital images

Kitty Bee Designs

Prize: ~ 2 digital images

The Cutting Cafe

The Cutting Cafe

Prize ~ 2 Sets

Createful Heart Digis

Prize ~ 4 Digital Images

To make things a little more interesting, this week’s theme is “Summer Colours“…easy and refreshing!For this challenge I used “Home sweet home” by Creatiful Heart Digis! I would love to go camping now!

I used Prima Confections Watercolors to paint the image (a combination of different sets). The sentiment and lifering are from the Sweet Dixie – Beach Huts stamp set. And the background was created using Tim Holtz- Rays stencil and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide. Sweet and simple!Hope you like it 🙂

With this card I am entering the following challenges:

Thank you all for stopping by…till next time, live inspired and be happy!

Hugs

Kleri xx

 

CGC DT Post – Challenge #165

Hello lovely souls!

Wednesday is here and it is time for another fun challenge at the Crafty Girls Corner! This week the theme is “Add a flower” and you have a chance to win a great prize from our amazing sponsor :

$10 Gift Certificate

MoonFlower Digistamps

For this week’s challenge I used Gina Frankenstein Bride digital stamp by MoonFlower Digistamps and inspired by this amazing image I decided to create an art journal page instead of a card that I normally do.

You know, how we try our best to fit in all the roles that ourselves and others place upon us? Well, I thought that this image had a liberating message for us…saying “Look, girl, you don’t have to stress!You don’t need to fit in!Just be yourself and carry your imperfections proudly…you are perfect just the way you are!”

I colored the image using Copic markers. The background is a mixed media page that I created using white gesso, homemade stencils and dylusions paints. The stamps are Create a Smile – Botanical love and Dylusions – Doodle parts. I stamped using Versafine Onyx Black Ink. Due to the rough texture of the background the stamping is obviously imperfect but I find that it enhances the meaning of the page.

With this page I joined the following challenges:

Thank you all for stopping by!Have a beautiful week!And looking forward to seeing you again soon!

Hugs

Kleri

CGC DT Post – Challenge #164

Happy Wednesday everyone!

It has started feeling like spring here in the UK and I am super excited! It makes my mood and I feel more creative…hope you do too,as it is time for a new challenge at the Crafty Girls Corner! This week’s theme is “Anything goes“…super easy, so you have no excuse not to join! 🙂

Our sponsors this week are:

Polkadoodles

Prize – $15 Gift Certificate


Lemon Shortbread

Prize – 3 Digital Images

Oddball Art

Prize – 3 Digital Inages

For this week’s challenge I created the following card using PolkaDoodles – Jump for Joy! This image is simply too cute! And really versatile as it can be used for birthday, celebration or general purpose cards!I decided to go with the sentiment “Happy” using the Happy Everything stampset from Your Next Stamp. The background was made using Tim Holtz -Rays layering stencil and Distress Oxides (Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey,Fossilized Amber and Cracked Pistachio). I colored the image using Copic Markers and the sentiment is stamped in Versafine Black Onyx.

With this image I entered the following challenges. Feel free to hop around and enjoy the inspiring creations 🙂

Thank you all for visiting!Hope you have a wonderful day and looking forward to seeing you again soon! 🙂

Hugs

Kleri

My creative escape!