Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Outlawz Crash your Stash Challenge: Stencils

“When your head hits the pillow tonight, remind yourself that you’ve done a good job. You are headed down your path at your own pace, and with every obstacle you are trying your utmost best. Be patient with yourself, and remember that big things are achieved not all at once, but one day at a time.”

Good morning!
Today is the start of a new “Crash your Stash” challenge at The Outlawz Challenges sponsored by Babycakesdnd with a prize of 2 images from her Etsy shop!

Our item for this month is Stencils

  • Sponsor image “Fancy Mr Fox #2990" printed on Stampin Up Whisper White Cardstock
  • Diamond glaze from Close to My Heart
  • Gemstones from stash
  • ProMarkers
  • ink
  • Sentiment from Unity Stamp Company
  • Stencil from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous

Card sketch: Sunday Stamps SSC62

(Hugs) Cara

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The Outlawz Challenges: 3 colors and a twist

“If anyone has told you not to passionately pursue what sets your soul on fire.
They are wrong.”
~Martina McBride

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my card for the new color challenge which started today at The Outlawz Challenges and sponsored this month by FabrikaFantasy

Our challenge this week was picked by Jacqui. The challenge is to use Blue with your choice of two colors and an optional twist something with Wings

For my card I am using a pre colored sponsor image called Air Fairy
I pulled the darker orange and some of the black.

Supplies used
  • Pre-colored image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White Cardstock
  • Black jewels from my stash
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin Up!
  • Diamond Glaze from Close to My Heart
  • Memories India Ink
  • Sentiment from Unity Stamp Company 

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to stop by The Outlawz Challenges for more challenges and Inspiration!
(Hugs) Cara

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

SheepSki Designs: Square Cards

Once a wise man was asked, “What’s the meaning of life?”
He replied, “Life itself has no meaning.
Life is an opportunity to create meaning.”
-- Unknown --

Hi there!
Today a new monthly challenge started on the SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog and this month our challenge theme is “Square Cards”

For my card I am using one of Andreas newer images called Garden Party - image no 202, found HERE in the Etsy Shop.

I love this image and just like the Snowmen Selfie, I imagine it will fast become one of my favorite images to color up! Doesn't that one little fella look like he's trying to lick the frosting?! 

I also used another of Andreas images called Coffee & Cake - image no 173, which is another great set and can be found HERE . I did some editing magic that allowed me to use just the cupcake base.

Please note, Andrea generously allowed me a bit of creative license so that I could turn this fun image into a cupcake topper. You should always get permission from the artist before editing any of their images as I did this one.

Image: Garden Party - image no 202
Alcohol markers: Copics & ProMarkers
Candle Stamp: Unity Stamp Company
Cardstock: The Paper Studio (Base), Close to My Heart
Design Paper: Close to My Heart
Digital Frames: Touched by a Butterfly
Glitter Paper: The Paper Studio
Ink: Memories India Ink
Other: Studio G Glitter Glue, Jot Glitter dots, Close to My Heart Liquid Diamonds

Now ... You have two ways to play along with SheepSki Designs!

BLOG ... Where you can use any hand colored image for a chance to win 3 images ... BUT, if you use a SheepSki Designs image and are the winner, you get an additional image choice


FACEBOOK ... Where you must use a SheepSki Designs Image for a chance to win 3 images

As a bonus, when you are done shopping in theSTORE, use this code “skiandrea10” at checkout to receive a 10% discount off your purchase! So, come along and play one or both! Can't wait to see what you create!
(Hugs) Cara