Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The Outlawz Challenges 4-23 Color Challenge: The Paper Shelter

It dances today, my heart,
like a peacock it dances,
it dances.
It sports a mosaic of passions like a peacock’s tail,
It soars to the sky with delight, it quests,
Oh wildly, it dances today, my heart,
like a peacock it dances.
Rabindranath Tagore

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 The Paper Shelter and we have a a fun color board from Jacqui with an added twist of using a fun fold!
For my card I am using a sponsor image called Vanity. I adore peacocks. They are such a beautiful bird, but I also grew up with them strutting around on my grandfather’s ranch when I was a child. Apparently, they make awesome alarms! LOL
The drapery fold is one I’ve used before and it really is very simple to do.

Here is the Board for this week

Supplies: 5x7 card
  • Image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White Cardstock
  • Black ribbed strip from my stash
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base), Stampin Up!
  • Design paper from my stash
  • Rhinestones from my stash
  • Studio G Glitter glue



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

Friday, April 19, 2019

Hello Friend ...


Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend. ~Plautus

Good morning!
I am finishing up this month as a Guest Designer for Sandra Caldwell again and I am using this fun image 2862, Lucky Hare Hat. This image is being released today in her stores so make sure you go for a visit and check all her creative and fun images!



I scored several lines down the left sife to give a bit more texture and interest to the overall card. 

Supplies, 5x7 card
  • Image 2862, Lucky Hare Hat printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White card stock
  • 1/4-inch circle punch from Stampin Up!
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (Base)
  • Glitter paper from Recollections
  • India Ink from Memories
  • Judikins Diamond Glaze
  • ProMarkers
  • Sentiment from Unity Stamps “Abundant Blessings”
  • Stampin Up! embossing folder “Subtle”
  • Studio G Glitter Glue




Click HERE to find more wonderful images in Zibbet Store!

Click HERE to find more wonderful images in Etsy Store!

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Monday, April 15, 2019

The Outlawz Challenges Crash your Stash: Glitter


In the sea, the fish have learned to fly,
On a moonlit night on wings of silver,
As the enchanted stars sail serenely by.
Do they know where do unicorns go?
Where winged horses fly?…
~Jimmy Webb, “In the Sea,” Das Letzte Einhorn, 1982

Good morning!
Today is the start of another fun “Crash your Stash” challenge at The Outlawz Challenges

Our item for this month glitter as in loose glitter that gets all over the place (no glitter paper)

When I first started stamping, my kids were young and we did not have a lot of disposable income for me to spend of craft supplies so I learned to make do with what I had or could afford.

Glitter paper always adds a lovely touch to cards and I figured out pretty quick that with a bit of glue stick I could add a sparkling border to my cards.

Nowadays, I used two sided adhesive tape more often that not. For my card, I edged the Design paper with the tape and then dumped on the glitter and used my finger to press into the tape. I tapped off the excess then burnished the edges again for another shot at getting the glitter to stick to the tape.

I like dazzling diamonds from Stampin Up! because you can still clearly see the designs on your paper and it adds such a lovely shimmer!


Once done, I used some wet glue to add a bit of sparkle to the unicorn’s horn and some random spots on the body.


The full sentiment says “I hope your day is Magical”, I cut it in half and added to the inside with a bit more of the Digi design paper I printed out.


Supplies: 5 x 7 card
  • Card base is from a pre-folded pack I bought
  • Cardstock from Stampin Up!
  • Dazzling Diamonds from Stampin Up!
  • Digi design paper from We R Three digi set Party Celebration
  • Sentiment from the current prize pack Magical Sparkle


https://www.etsy.com/shop/WeAre3
https://www.facebook.com/WeAre3DigitalShop/

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

Friday, April 12, 2019

You are Mermazing ....

We hope with every breath. We love with every smile. ~Terri Guillemets, "Relative distance," 2005

Good morning!
This month I am a Guest Designer for Sandra Caldwell again. She has the such great images to play with it's always a pleasure to join her team as a guest.

The image I am using, 2861 Dancing Mermaid, is one of 8 new images being released today!





Supplies, 5x7card
  • Image 2861 Dancing Mermaid printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White card stock
  • Design Paper “Wildflower” from DCWV
  • Ink from Close to My Heart
  • Nuvo Clear drops for the bubbles
  • Nuvo Pearl drops for the necklace
  • ProMarkers
  • Sentiment unknown
  • Studio G Glitter Glue
  • White gel pen


Click HERE to find more wonderful images in her Zibbet Store!
Click HERE to find more wonderful images in her Etsy Store!

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

The Outlawz Challenges 4-9 Color Challenge: The Paper Shelter


'Twas Easter-Sunday. The full-blossomed trees
Filled all the air with fragrance and with joy.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Spanish Student

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 The Paper Shelter and we have a fun tic-tac-toe board from AJ this week.
For my card I am using a sponsor pre-colored image called Adorable Easter Bunny! Because this image has a lot going on, I decided to go with a clean and simple card.



Used Rows Diagonally Upper left to Lower Right
Glitter Paper, CAS card, Many colors

Supplies
  • Pre-colored image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White Cardstock
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base)
  • Glitter paper from Recollections
  • Ink from Scrapbook.com
  • Judikins diamond glaze
  • Sentiment from Halo Rubber Stamps
  • Sketch: Case this Sketch CTS311







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

Monday, April 1, 2019

SheepSki Designs Challenge: Wings

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.
Dr. Seuss

Hi there!

Today starts a new monthly challenge on the SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog and this month our challenge theme is Wings!

For this challenge, I am using Griff - image no 171which you can find it HERE in the shop



I did some digital piecework on the body so I could use a some digi paper from Touched by a Butterfly. After the image was printed and dry, I used alcohol markers on the wings, tail, hooves, talons, beak and around the eyes. 
I added a bit of green around the eyes for a pop of color which can alos be pickedu p in the digi pape I used. I then touched up with some glitter glue for an irridescent look.
  
Supplies
  • Image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White Card Stock
  • Alcohol Markers (Copics & ProMarkers)
  • Cardstock from The Paper Studio (base), Stampin Up & Bazzill
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder: Clockworks
  • Digi paper from Touched by a Butterfly
  • Glitter glue from Studio G
  • Gold Silk from Fun Stampers Journey
  • Rhinestones from my stash
  • Stampin Up! embossing folder: Subtle
  • Spellbinder die: Classic Postage Stamp
  • Sketch My Favorite Things MFTWSC91




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

The Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge: Oddball Art


The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs.  ~Joan Didion


Good morning!
Today is the start of a new Progressive freebie Challenge at The Outlawz Challenges!

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

This month our image “Sassy Big Eye Girl Sorry Sally Image nÂș 205” comes from Oddball Art


I decide to have some fun with image and step outside my comfort zone with her hair color.


Supplies: 5 x 7 card
  • Image printed on Stampin Up! Whisper White card stock
  • Card card from CN crafts
  • Design Paper: Close to My Heart Sarita
  • Judikins Diamond Glaze
  • Marvy Circle punches
  • ProMarkers
  • Sizzix Classic circle die
  • Sketch: sketchnscrap.blogspot card sketch #9




Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to stop by The Outlawz Challenges to see more inspiration using this fun image!
(Hugs) Cara