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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Pilin' On the Scraps

The theme this fortnight at Pile It On is Scraps/Offcuts. We're sponsored by Fresh Brewed Designs.

I made this Halloween card using scraps from my Halloween stash. I'm glad I kept some of those smaller pieces!


I was inspired by Lori Whitlock's clever take on a pop up box card, and used the basic directions for a Z-fold card that I found here.
I used glow-in-the-dark paint to cover the gray areas on the paper strip. I stamped the sentiment on patterned paper & heat-embossed it with neon green powder. The cute characters were cut from a designer paper. I finished the card with a glittery skull sticker.

Inspiration/Challenges:
Cardz 4 Guyz #143: Kinetic Card (card with some movement)
Inky Chicks #74: Too Cute To Spook
Mod Squad Challenge: Halloween
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes (2nd entry)
The Stamping Boutique: Pumpkins

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Spots & Stripes at Crafting with Dragonflies

Our theme this fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies, chosen by teammate Helen, is Spots & Stripes.



I recently won a gift certificate Bugaboo Stamps for participating in the "A Stitch in Time" challenge at Crafting by Designs, and I could hardly wait to use their cute Birthday Ewe Circle Sentiment. I printed it twice on white & on orange & green papers. I fussy-cut the pieces to create a layered look. I decorated the Ewe with flocking & Flowersoft. I colored the image with Copic markers & covered the balloons with Glossy Accents.

The card is made from orange & green linen papers. I created the edge with fringe scissors. I decorated the front with heat-activated puff paint to create a sheep-like dotted background.

The balloon was made with Fuse paper, a piece of page protector plastic, and my Fuse tool. I filled it with plastic confetti.

Inspiration/Challenges:
Digistamps 4 Joy: Create your own Background
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

A different edge, outside your comfort zone, with the UnstampaBelles

The UnstampaBelles October challenge is Outside Your Comfort Zone with the twist of a different edge. You can make whatever you like without using any stamps.

I ended up trying my hand — literally, as I get hand cramps with this kind of fine work — at hand-embroidered string art. I bought template from Helen at Let's Create. It's worth it, but it takes forever! I made fairly CAS card for a Halloween Wedding anniversary.




Be sure to check out the fabulous projects by my teammates and hope you'll join us this month at UnstampaBelles!


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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Pilin' On the Food/Drink

The theme this fortnight at Pile It On is Food/Drink. We're sponsored by Fresh Brewed Designs. The artist, Heather, has so many cute food & drink related images in her great collection.

I used Lil Sweetie's Latte to make my first Twist Gate Fold card.



I attached the sentiment (Lynette Anderson Taylor) with a glittered brad so that it also works as a closure. I made the tags with decorative scissors. The inside sentiment is from a Stampin' Up! set.  I put a white message section on the back panel.


The burlap-patterned papers are from Recollections/Michaels. I inked them with bronze chalk ink. I colored the image with Copics, and used heat-activated puff paint on the cupcake.

Inspiration/Challenges:
Crafter's Cafe #159: Use a new technique (Twist Gate Fold card)
Daring Cardmakers: (5 challenges only) Seriously Monochromatic
House of Cards : Gatefold Card

Update: This made the Top 5 at House of Cards!

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Floral at Crafting with Dragonflies

Our theme this fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies is Floral. Be sure check out all the Design Team's beautiful projects.

With the holidays just around the corner, I made a card featuring Grpahic45 papers & "Phebe's Gift" by one of my favorite digi artists, Robert Jackson.


http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/2016/10/ssw2-celebrates-sketch-100-with.html
Inspiration/Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: Anything Christmas
Sweet Sketch: Sketch #100



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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Pilin' on the Sparkle

The theme this fortnight at Pile It On is Sparkle. We're sponsored by Doodle Pantry. I used an image & a sentiment from their fun Super Birdie set to make this circle step card.


I colored this little bluebird of happiness with Copic markers, and added some blue Sparkly Fluff with a ZIG glue pen.

Inspiration/Challenges:
Card Mania: Let it Shine
Crafty Catz: Birds of a Feather
Creates and Makes: Anything Goes with optional: Use a Die
Pile It On: Sparkle


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