Saturday, October 18, 2014

Ve Vant Candy!

     The title of this post is the name of this image from Lacy Sunshine and I'm using it for their "Halloween" challenge.  Eleanor and Pickles are out "Trick or Treat"ing so they're perfect for the theme.


I chose to use the sketch from Sweet Sketch Weds 2
and I took my colors from Simon Says Stamp.

  10.15.14-Recipe-Color-Coordinates

     The image is colored with my favorite ProMarkers, then die cut and I inked the edges of the die cut.  I also die cut the mat and inked the edges of it.  I die cut the computer-generated sentiment and inked those edges, too.  I do love my Spellbinders!  :-D

     Everything was layered onto kraft CS and I wrapped ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon around the kraft piece.  I used a scrap of the wide, wired ribbon, cut swallow-tails into the ends, then twisted it twice in the middle to create the 'butterfly' shaped 'bow.'   I added a button to the middle and adhered it to the polka dot ribbon.

     Challenges:
A Little Bit Crafty
Crafting for all Seasons
Digi Chooseday
Double Click
Ladybug Crafts
Little Red Wagon
Paper Nest Dolls
Penny's Paper-Crafty
Scrapy Land
Seemacrafts
Sisters of Craft

     I'll have a second post this afternoon if I get the card done.  I want to show off another of the Doodle Pantry sets released this month and remind you that there are still a few days left to play in the October challenge over there.  See you later and Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Witch is In -- um, ah, Out Riding

     It's Friday so it's my day for QKR Stampede (woohoo!) and the latest challenge.  Our theme is "The Witch is In."   We want to see witches, in or out.  My QKR Stampede digi is called "Out Riding" so she isn't really 'in', I suppose.  :-D  She's out having fun, the way witches will do.


I used the sketch from Outlawz,  turned 1/4 turn
and colors from Creative Colors.

  

     I colored the image with my beloved ProMarkers and die cut it with a die from Spellbinders .  I 'sponged' the sky with chalk while the image was still in the die.  I wrapped orange polka dot ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon) around a scrap of black CS then mounted the image on top.  The silly sentiment is mine, though I may have seen it somewhere last year and revived it.  Apologies if I'm claiming it and it actually was yours.  It's also die cut.

     All of that went onto a brown card base (which has a greenish tinge in the photograph - who knows why!)   The pumpkins and the gems have all been locked away in my stash (translate hoarded) as though using them might diminish them in some way.  "Why buy things and then hoard them?", I keep asking myself.  Sheesh!

     Challenges:

     For some of us, today starts the weekend and for others it starts later tonight or tomorrow, depending on how you figure it.  However, I hope your plans include some time just for you.  Maybe you'll want to be creative and do something for our challenge.  You're not required to use a QKR Stampede image but if you do, you have an excellent chance of winning more QKR digis because we do a drawing just for those who use them.  If you use other digis, that's fine, too, and you still have a chance to win.  Come play with us this week.  The witch is in!  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Black Cat Bad Luck?

     When I saw the expression on the face of this cat, it was clear he was objecting to the myth of "black cats are bad luck."  Too cute and too funny!  So my sentiment had to relate to that.  :-D  The image is from Squigglefly and the theme for their current challenge is "Pumpkins or the Color Orange."


     I colored the image with ProMarkers, added a bit of glitter gel ink to the moon and star dangling from her hat and also to her supposedly 'silver' hair, and then die cut the frame with a Spellbinders die.  That was mounted onto black CS and I added the sentiment at the top.  Fast card once the coloring was done.

     Challenges:
613 Avenue Create
Corrosive Challenges
Craft for the Craic
Crafty Catz
Crazy Challenge
Die Cuttin' Divas
Digi Chooseday
Digi Makeover
Di's Digi Designs
Docerela Creations
East Wind
Fairy Tale
Friends of Speedy TV
Glitter n Sparkle
Graph' It
Kit and Clowder
One Stitch at a Time
Outlawz Tuesday with a Twist
Pink Elephant Monday
Stamp and Create
Sweet Pea Stampers

     Quick post because I have lots to do today, hopefully including getting some blog visits done.  I'm running behind again with my visits and comments to friends and followers.  Be patient with me, won't you?  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

Sunday, October 12, 2014

'Fraidy Cat

     It was time for a Bugaboo Stamps image and an entry into the Catch the Bug "Fall" challenge this week.  I have a ton of Bugaboo images and lots of them are Halloween related so here's my Fall contribution.


     Very CAS design today.  I printed the image and my own sentiment directly onto the card base then colored the image with my ProMarkers.  I added a bit of yellow glitter to the eyes, nose, and mouth for a touch of sparkle.  The three black gems in each bottom corner are the only embellishments.

     Challenges:
AAA Cards
Baffies Kreativladen
Bunny Zoe's
Crafting at the Weekend
Crafting by Designs
Crafting for all Seasons
Crafty Creations
Creative Moments
Divas by Design
I {heart} ProMarkers
Inspiration Destination
Little Miss Muffet
Open-Minded Crafting Fun
Outlawz PAM
Paper Pretties Weds.
Ppinky Dolls
Scrapper's Delights
Treasured Times

     That's it for me this morning.  I hope you're enjoying your weekend and finding lots of creative time in your day.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

Friday, October 10, 2014

Frightfully Delightful

     It's Friday so that means a new challenge at QKR Stampede and this week our theme is "Frightfully Delightful."  Dig out those Halloween stamps -- either frightful or delightful -- and play along.  You could win some fabulous images!   My card is done using Digi 12303, "Jack-O-Lantern."  The sentiment is my own.


Sketch from The Sweetest Thing
turned on its side.


     The image is colored with ProMarkers and die cut with the largest die in one of my Spellbinders sets.  The papers have been in my stash for so long I can't even remember buying them.  Each of the papers were corner punched so that they would look like the die cut image piece.  Ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon and the little bow is one of those I make myself.  I dyed it with a ProMarker to get that mango-orange shade.  The pearl swirl seemed to say "windy autumn" and the leaf is made by Jolee's.

     Challenges:
A Little Bit Crafty
Bearly Mine
Come and Get It
Crafty Hazelnut's 
Creative Craft Cottages
Glitter n Sparkle (bow)
Jellypark Friends
Ladybug Crafts
One Stitch at a Time
Pile It On
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Sisters of Craft
The Corrosive Challenges

     I hope we're going to see you playing along at QKR Stampede this week.  You're not required to use a QKR image but if you do, you'll be in a special draw just for those who use QKR digis or rubber stamps and that will increase your chances of winning by a ton!  Get your Halloween on and come play along.  :-D Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

Friday, October 3, 2014

Remembering Summer Butterflies

     I have the most exciting news!  For a couple of years now, ever since I was a GDT for their challenge, I've been slipping over to the store at QKR Stampede whenever the budget allowed and I've also played in the challenges over there nearly every week.  I'm really crazy about their images!!  I've specifically used QKR images to improve my coloring skills over the last several months and now I've been invited to join the QKR Stampede DT !  I'm just over the moon about that.  :-D  So, today's card is my first as a DT member.  Our challenge theme this week is the always popular "Anything Goes."

     I did a card in fall colors, using the "Bunny and Butterfly" image as a way of looking back at summer while turning toward a gorgeous fall.


     The image is colored with ProMarkers and then die cut with a Wonky Square die from Spellbinders.  The sentiment was added when I printed the image.  I cut a second Wonky Square out of dp from my fall stash (two or three years old -- who knows?) and distressed the edges of both pieces.  I used an octagon die from QuicKutz to shape the card itself and layered on dp from SU, then trimmed it to fit the octagon.

     My three finishing touches were the ribbon, the bow and the flower.

     Challenges:
Crafting from the Heart
Crafty Boots
Crafty Sentiments Designs (middle row or 3rd vertical row)
Deep Ocean
Die Cuttin' Divas
Fairytale Stampers
Glitter n Sparkle
Going Grey with Scrap Creations
My Craft Creations
Oldie but a Goodie
One Stitch at a Time
Pink Elephant Monday
{Pin}spirational
Ppinkydolls
Quirky Crafts
Scrapy Land
Whoopsi Daisy

     I really hope we're going to see you playing along at QKR Stampede this week.  What better week to play than when the theme is Anything Goes?  You don't have to use a QKR image to enter but if you do, you could be the winner of a separate draw just for QKR Stampede users.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie