Monday, September 21, 2015

It's a SPOOKY Halloween theme at One Sweet Challenge with Sweet Pea Stamps!

It's time again for some fun , kind-of Spooky Halloween cards at One Sweet Challenge by Sweet Pea Stamps!  I chose Vampire with Cat by Molly Harrison.  She's one of the many talented artists that share their talents at Sweet Pea Stamps.  This month's theme is either Halloween or a creation with Purple/Green/Orange or Black on it. 
The back mat is an amazing black glitter paper in black by The Paper Studio. (You can see an orange backdrop glitter page in the background of my picture.)  I have this great cobweb design paper and some embellies that are theme appropriate!  The star of the show is this wonderful image.  I'm having fun experimenting with colored hair and find I'm loving it!  Just step out of your comfort zone and try it!  I put a purple patterned paper behind her to mat the image. Had a little fun on the inside with some quirky skeleton heads and a great stamp along with a cardstock sticker.  I hope you will come and join us at our challenge-we'd love to see the creations you come up with!

Crafty Sentiments is the sponsor of Anything Goes over at Craft Your Passion!

It's been soo long since I've done a Baby card but with this image from Crafty Sentiments, it just inspired me to whip one up!  These little bears, called A Gentle Touch, looked so cute just sitting there!  We have some great sponsors for Craft Your Passion's bi-monthly Anything Goes Challenges and Crafty Sentiments sure didn't let us down this week.  I used several layers of colored dots to try and create fluffs of fur.  Then off-set the mat patterned paper so that I could use some flower gems with rhinestone centers for both the side and the center of the sheer bow.  Then in the inside I used a teddy bear patterned paper with a sheer vellum sentiment so all you have to do is all your own touches.  Hope you will play along with us this week!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Create a Scene with Lacy Sunshine-The Beasties are coming out to play!

 Lurking in the spooky mind of Heather Valentin, the creator and artist at Lacy Sunshine, comes 2 creatures for Halloween-her favorite time of the year.  Shown here on my "Create a Scene" project are Phantom Beastie and Wilbur Werewolf Beastie.
As you can see, I chose to make an easel card-laying flat, it just shows just the Phantom with his red mat, cobwebs on a spider web paper.  But when you bend him, up springs Wilbur Beastie, who's attached to a folded tab, making his grand entrance.  On the Phantom's eyes, I put diamond glaze to make them look watery but when I took the picture, the reflection made it look like he had white dots everywhere.  So on the inside, I again used the cobweb paper with cheesecloth to look like webbing but I added some moss so that it would look like the ground in a cemetery-just simply glued on with some thick product.  Hope you like these spooky creatures-beware of them especially on All Hallows Eve when they might come out and play!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Bubbles Halloween from Lacy Sunshine Stamps and is Adorable for the Fall!

I'm so thrilled to use the Bubbles Halloween image from the Lacy Sunshine store on my card this week-She's so adorable as are all the other Spooky or cute images found there!  I especially like her "googily eyes" that are bobbing on her head!  I just love how she's coming up from inside the pumpkin.
I've had this gorgeous wide grosgrain ribbon in orange and black that I keep especially for Halloween time, added some cardstock pieces and die cuts to finish the card.  On the inside, I've used this eerie lt. blue paper with some images of spiders on it, a sentiment from my stash and some more cardstock embellishments.  Thanks for looking!  Take a run through the Store for your every needs!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

2 Cute Ink Freebie from their Newsletter-Too Cute to Spook!

I'm using an image called Pumpkin Cookie that I got as a Freebie by "subscribing" to the 2 Cute Ink Newsletter.  Heidi has a new image each month for you to play with and I course she wants to see all your creations!  I put this cutie on a square card base with some crazy bat paper from my stash, matted the image, added a sheer ribbon and spooky tree die cut.  If you look close at the ground around the pumpkin, you'll see that I scattered some Spice Frantage, heated it from underneath with my heat gun and then finished off the top with heat for some shine!  Inside the card is some great spider web paper from Graphic 45 along with a cardstock sticker.
Be watching the 2 Cute Ink for the upcoming Challenge on September 14th and ever two weeks from then on.  Come join us and let us see your creations!  Meanwhile, sign up for the newsletter so you can get the next freebie!

Monday, September 7, 2015

One Sweet Challenge is featuring Halloween or a Color Challenge!

 It's that spooky time of the year  what with Halloween coming next month and at One Sweet Challenge, we were asked to use Halloween images or use the colors Purple/green/orange/and-or black in our creations.  I think I managed all of this with the card I made from the digital image  Witch and Cat by Molly Harrison.  I think that the color might be off just a little, but the green was so intense that, no matter what I did to it, they all looked the same.  So, My apologies.  There are so many wonderful images in the Sweet Pea Store by several artists-you just really need to go see all your choices!  As you can see I used black and green neon bats, a wonderful roughly textured handmade green paper, and accents of green sheer ribbon, glitter bats and black pearl studs. More of the handmade paper inside the card , black sheer ribbon and a great Halloween rubber stamp.
Come over and play with us at One Sweet Challenge with Sweet Pea Stamps-we'd love to see your creations!

It's Anything Goes at Craft Your Passion with Bugaboo Stamps as the sponsor!

This week for Craft Your Passion's ATG's Challenge, we get to use a Bugaboo Stamp choice.  I was so thrilled to find out that Bugaboo actually has some silhouette digital "stamps" in both a jpg. format and a pnc format, which allows a person to "place" the image over another digital page.  The one I'm using is Halloween based and is A.m.a.z.i.n.g!!!  It's actually called hweensilhouettescene.  I had recently received a digital set from another company with this awesome green flecked paper and sentiments.  As you can see, I layered the silhouette over the green-the whole stamps has the house, the bats,owls,tree,fence, spiders....and it's size adjustable of course.  The inside of my card has a matted sentiment with a glitter bat embellishment.  At Craft Your Passion, we love that there are not constraints as to images or themes and we welcome you to join in the fun and let us see your creations!  The prize for the challenge is 7 images of your choice from Bugaboo-what fun!