Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Christmas Bells

Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself.
“Let Every Day Be Christmas” by Norman W. Brooks, 1976

Good morning and Happy Tuesday!

Today we start a new Anything Goes Challenge at Through the Craft Room Door and our sponsor this week is Stamplorations with a generous gift of a $25 coupon code to be applied towards products in the store (excludes shipping).

They sent me a really nice stamp called Christmas Bells. It’s the perfect size for a square card or even a scrap book page.

Supplies:
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio (base) & Stampin Up!
  • Promarkers & Copics
  • Design Paper from my stash
  • India Ink from Memories
  • Judikins Diamond glaze
  • Sentiment from Hampton Arts “Holiday Sentiments”
  • Sulyn extra fine glitter

Make sure you stop by their shop for a look around. They have some awesome products and even offer freebies

 
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Come play along with us!
(Hugs) Cara



January Purple

The flower offered of itself
And eloquently spoke
Of Gods
In languages of rainbows
Perfumes
And secret silence...
~Phillip Pulfrey, from Love, Abstraction and other Speculations, www.originals.net

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my card for the new color challenge which is currently running at The Outlawz Challenges.

Our Sponsor this month is Imagine That Digistamp with a generous $12 gift certificate

This week we have a vibrant color board in shades of purple & maroon. Our twist is to add a flourish. For my card I am using a sponsor image called January Carnation.


The Board

Supplies: 5x7 card
Image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White Cardstock
Card stock: The Paper Studio (base), Stampin Up! & American Crafts
Dies: Spellbinders Long Classic Scalloped Rectangles & Cricut Floral Scroll
Embossing Folder: Parklane Old Style
Inks; Copics & ProMarkers
Studio G Glitter Glue



Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to stop by The Outlawz Challenges where a new challenge starts every day of the week!
(Hugs) Cara

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Doggie in the window ...


A dog is so often the answer — when you're lonely and need company, or when you're tired of company and need lonely. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my card for the new Sunday Song & Rhyme challenge which is currently running at The Outlawz Challenges through March 10th.

Our sponsor this month is Creative Bug on the Loose with a generous prize of 5 digi images!

Our challenge this fortnight is to find inspiration in any of the lyrics/words to the Song or Rhyme:

How Much is That Doggie in the Window
How much is that doggie in the window?
The one with the waggly tail
How much is that doggie in the window?
I do hope that doggie's for sale
I must take a trip to California
And leave my poor sweetheart alone
If he has a dog, he won't be lonesome
And the doggie will have a good home
How much is that doggie in the window?
The one with the waggly tail
How much is that doggie in the window?
I do hope that doggie's for sale
  


Supplies: A2 card
  • Bling for flower centers was a gift
  • Card stock from The Paper Studio (Base) and Stampin Up!
  • Design Paper from Recollections “Whiskey Barrel” and stash
  • Embossing folder “Bricked” by Sizzix
  • Gina Marie Designs “Simple Window Set”
  • ProMarkers

 
Make sure you check out their website and Etsy store for more great images

So, remember to stop by and play along with us!
(Hugs) Cara

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Blooms abound...


Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night. ~Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke

Good morning and Happy Tuesday!

Today we start a new Anything Goes Challenge at Through the Craft Room Door and our sponsor this week is Createful-Heart Designs with a generous gift of the 4 images being used by our DT this week.

For my card, I am using a pre-colored flower swag from the Florals set.

As you can see. This card does not have a sentiment on it. These days I leave them off to be added at a later date depending on need. This way I don’t have piles of cards for say … birthday, but nothing for a thank you card or sympathy card.


Supplies:
  • Image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White card stock
  • Design paper from my scrap box
  • Card candy from my stash
  • Card is based on this card found on SplitcoastStampers (CFC66shells2_by_limedoodle Splitcoast stampers gallery photo 2241048)



Click HERE to check out Mary's shop on Zibbet! 



Come play along with us!
(Hugs) Cara

Friday, February 15, 2019

Crash your Stash: Chipboard

A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society. --- Billy Graham

Good morning!
Today is February 15th and we have another “Crash your Stash” challenge for you at The Outlawz Challenges

The purpose of this Challenge is to encourage you to use those items that are no longer trending and probably stashed away in a drawer. Forgotten and alone. So, we are here to help inspire you to dig those lovely items out and bring them new life!
And to make it better, We Are 3 Digital Shop is generously sponsoring us so everyone month, someone will win a lovely prize! 
Our item for this month is
Chip Board 
We all have it in our stash. Stored away somewhere in a box or bag. Those alphabets, numbers and shapes from a bygone era! We painted them, covered them with design paper and distressed them.  Now you get to dig them out and rediscover how fun they are to play with.

I enjoy making masculine cards and this one will be sent to my Stepfather-in-Law.


Supplies: 5 x 7 card

Button: Bazzill
Cardstock: The Paper Studio (base) and Stampin Up!
Design Paper: Recollections Whiskey Barrel
Embossing Folder: Crafters Companion
Stash: Star shaped chipboard
Twine: Stampin Up!

My card is based on this one from Cardgrotto.com



Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to stop by The Outlawz Challenges where there is a challenge for every day of the week!
(Hugs) Cara

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Be Happy ...


We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. ~Frederick Keonig

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my card for the new color challenge which is currently running at The Outlawz Challenges.

Our Sponsor this month is Imagine That Digistamp with a generous $12 gift certificate

This week we have a lovely Inspiration board. Our Challenge is to use the color green, pick two colors from the photo and add the twist of making our own background.

For my card I am using a sweet image from the Sponsor called Love Swans. I chose to use the pre-colored version as they were the colors I wanted to use: Green, Pink and Gold.

I did make my own background using a fun “marble” stamping block from Stampendous that I have had for ages.


The Board

Supplies: 5x7 card

Pre-Colored ‘Love Swans’ printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White Cardstock
Card Candy: Fun Stampers Journey
Card stock: The Paper Studio (Base) & Stampin Up!
Dies: Spellbinders “Curved Rectangles”
Ink: Scrapbook.com Hybrid Inks, Memories India Ink & Fun Stampers Journey Silks
Stamps: Stampin Up! Sentiment & Stampendous “Marble” cube


  
Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to stop by The Outlawz Challenges where a new challenge starts every day of the week!
(Hugs) Cara

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Sing a Song of Sixpence


Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. As age comes on, one source of enjoyment after another is closed, but Nature's sources never fail. ~John Muir, Our National Parks 

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my card for the new color challenge which is currently running at The Outlawz Challenges through 24th.

Our sponsor this month is Creative Bug on the Loose with a generous prize of 5 digi images!
Make sure you check out their website and Etsy store for more great images!

Our challenge this fortnight is to find inspiration in any of the lyrics/words to the Song or Rhyme:


Sing a Song of Sixpence, a pocket full of rye
Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie
When the pie was opened the birds began to sing -
Wasn't that a dainty dish to set before the king?


For my card I keyed in on the bird and the color black.

Supplies: 5x7 card
Cardstock: The Paper Studio (Base) & Stampin Up!
Dies: A-Muse Studios Scallop border
Ink Stampin Up! & Memories India Ink
Rhinestones: Dollar Tree
Stamps: Stampin Up! “Avian Toile” & “Occasional Quotes”
Stencils: Stampin Up! Clouds, moon & Stars



So, remember to stop by The Outlawz Challenges where a new challenge starts every day of the week! (Hugs) Cara

Friday, February 1, 2019

Flump & Tic, All you need is love!


Who, being loved, is poor? ~Oscar Wilde

Hi there!
Today starts a new monthly challenge on the SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog and this month our challenge theme is All you need is Love!

For this challenge, I am using Flick n tic … you can find it HERE in the shop


Supplies
Image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White Card Stock
Alcohol Markers (Copics & ProMarkers)
Cardstock from Stampin Up! & The Paper Studio (base)
Design paper from my stash
Die unknown, gift
Jot stickers
Sentiment from Stampin Ip!
Stampin Up Ink
White gel pen
  
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

or

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 the STORE, 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

Sweet Ava

A laugh is a smile that bursts. ~Mary H. Waldrip

Good morning!

Today is February 1st and the start of a new Progressive Freebie Challenge at The Outlawz Challenges! Our sponsor this month is DisDigiStamps and we are using this sweet image called Ava


Image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White card stock
Alcohol markers (Copics & ProMarkers)
Card stock from Stampin Up! & The Paper Studio (base)
Gel pen in white
Hampton Art sentiment
Nuvo drops in white
Scrapbook.com ink

Each month we send you a free digital image to use in the Freebie/Progressive challenge. Once your creation is completed, upload it into the freebie challenge and you will automatically receive the next month free digi. We will have one image per month so you have plenty of time to create a project using the image.

If you would like to participate, please register with your name and email address to: outlawzprogressivechallenge@gmx.com

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara