Thursday, November 30, 2017

Baby It Is Cold Outside

Hello and welcome to my blog! I want to share with you the first ever Createful Heart Digis & Designs Blog Hop November 30th-December 13th, 2017! I'm so glad you decided to drop in! I hope that you'll not only join in on the Blog Hop  but also the current Challenge #7! Just post your entries at the Createful Heart Digis & Designs Challenge Blog! The theme for this challenge/blog hop is CHRISTMAS.

Each Challenge has an Overall Winner and Top 3. But wait! There's more! There's a Blog Hop Door Prize Winner! The winner will receive a 20% Coupon toward any digi purchase of $10 or more in the Createful Heart's Etsy Store.

In order to win, here are some simple rules to follow to be eligible for the Blog Hop Door Prize:

You MUST leave a comment on each of the Design Team’s blog, including the Createful Heart Blog.

You MUST follow the CHDD blog

Winner will be announced on the next Challenge, #8 and also on our Facebook Page: Createful Heart Digis & Designs 

If you’re a winner, please contact Mary Smith, owner/creator

The Date of this Blog Hop will run with the duration of the current Challenge, November 30th through December 13th, 2017. 

Now here is the list of our Design Team Members for you to “hop on over to”!

Mary Smith - Owner/Creator of Createful Heart Digis & Designs
Jeanie Ellis
Kimberly Pate < - - -  You are here
Judy Markowitz
Gail Hutchinson
Geneva Ellis
Jana Forrest
NanaConnie
IF YOU GET LOST, JUST COME BACK HERE! :)

Now let me show you what I created for Challenge #7/Blog Hop!

Today I worked with the Snow Family.  Isn't this the most adorable image. And so much fun to color


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

November Celebrations ~ Through The Craft Room Door

Through The Craft Room Door, November Challenge




Thank you for joining us for our Through The Craft Room Door 3rd Annual Celebration Blog Hop.  We have some great prizes throughout this blog hop.  Below you will find a list of those prizes.  More importantly, one winner will win a free years subscription to the magazine from our TTCRD Facebook page

Bugaboo Stamps (One Prize of $12.00 store voucher)
Crafty Sentiments (One Prize of a Choice of 3 images from the store)
DigiStamps4Joy (Three Prizes of 1 Selected image)
Lacy Sunshine  (Two Prizes of 1 Selected image)
Wink Wink Ink (One Prize a of a $15.00 store voucher)
MHKDesigns (One Prize of 1 Selected Image set) 
SheepSki Designs (One Prize of 1 Selected image)
Unity Stamps (Prize: Three $20.00 vouchers to store)

With all of the fun stuff out of the way, let's get to my own card for this celebration.  I have these great looking old-fashioned candy kabobs.  Who doesn't remember the fabulous old-fashioned candy as a kid? Even today we can still get that replicated candy.  Just working on this fun digi made my mouth water.  

I had so many ideas when I first started working with these candy kabobs. However, some were greater than my talent.  So, I thought, old-fashioned candy, how about an old-fashioned window display?

I used colored pencils to color my candy.  Plans were to use liquid glass to make the candy glossy and add some glitter for sugar. That is until I realized, my liquid glass was no longer liquid. I had not used it for a while, and when I did, I found it dried up. Bummer!!! 

I used Recollections paper for this card. The Sugar Plum stack was the perfect choice. A nice Damask with some added candy print helps to accent my candy kabobs.  I needed a little bit of sparkle, so it looked like lights shining down on it, so I added random sparkles.   What store front is complete without a facing? So, I trimmed down a sheet of paper, using just the candy covered cupcakes and added that to look like a shelf facing.  I finished the set off by adding the sentiment, "You are so Sweet" to attract window shoppers. 



I hope you enjoyed my card and the rest of the blog hop..  Below is the list of other designers. Please make sure you visit each blog to earn your opportunity to win one of our fabulous prizes.  



Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Outlawz Tic Tac Toe Challenge

The October sponsor is Fabrika Fantasy. 



Our challenge winner will get 3 digis from the store!

Don't forget our other Fabulous Sponsors for October (check out the Outlawz sidebar) 

  
This week I have a Tic Tac Toe for you with some delicious colours and fun twists! Don't forget to tell us which row you used when you post your challenge - have fun!


Oh what a fun Tic Tac Toe board we had to use this week.  The combinations and the ideas flowed like crazy.  I do not really do spooky, but thought, I could do a cute spooky. So using the far left-hand column, I created a fun print and cut card.   The cat looks a little scared, and who wouldn't' with a spider crawling on his head. 


Through The Craft Room Door ~ Wiz Doodles Halloween

Hi Everyone and welcome to the new "Anything Goes" challenge here at Through the Craft Room Door.  This week we are sponsored by Dr. Digi's House of Stamps.  

Welcome to the brilliantly bizarre brain of Dr. Digi's House of Stamps. Here you will find monsters, aliens, odd balls and Dundertons as well as many many more wonderful digital stamps with a sense of humour. You could be the lucky winner of  2 digital images from the store.

I made this fun Halloween Card using the Wiz Doodles. Of course, I love most anything from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps.  They are all fun and make great cards.  




I made my paper using my Cameo Silhouette using their custom patterns.  Sure makes it easy to cutomize your coloring and your paper.   Every wizard needs a black raven, so I added a couple of black ravens to help with his spells. 

I hope you like it and please make sure you join us in our anything goes challenge. 

Monday, October 30, 2017

Createful Heart Digis ~ Victoria

Happy Monday Morning!!!   It is a beautiful fall day in the valley, with Halloween quickly approaching.   Today, I want you to see a beautiful vintage card I  create for Victoria from Createful Heart Digis.   I love making twisted easel cards, and Victoria seemed to fit the need for a nice vintage card.  You will often see, I do not put sentiments on my cards, al.owing a customer to choose the sentiment he or she would like.  This would be a great birthday card or a nice anniversary card.  

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Just Keep Swimming


For the  month of October, our sponsor is 
Our winner will get 3 digis from the store!
This week's challenge was chosen by Cara (that's me!) and I have an Inspiration photo for you to play with this week!
What a fun inspiration picture Cara has for us this week  I love the sparkle, but it reminded me of bubbles in a fish tank.  So I used the fun Beta fish pre-colored and created a card to cheer someone up.  I made the "Just Keep Swimming" sentiment a little large, but it still works.  

My inspiration for this card came from the sparkle baubles in Cara's photograph.  I keep thinking rows and rows of baubles draping down, or tons of bubbles in a fish tank.  Obviously, I went with the latter.   I used an embossing folder, to create my background.  However, I did not want just a plain background, so I I used the lightest of blue ink I had.  Using a brayer, I carefully, with a light hand rolled the brayer over my ink pad, then over my embossing folder.  Pretty fast and easy.

Enjoy! 



Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Shy Rose from Faery Ink

Here we are, it's Wednesday again, and that means another crafty challenge with the Crafty Belle's and the Crafty Gals Corner Challenge Blog.  


This week the challenge is Punches and/or Dies

Our sponsor(s) this week are:

Farey Ink Image
Faery Ink 

This weeks challenge was to use punches and/or dies.  I have a Cameo, so I have few punches and dies, but I found a couple that worked perfectly for the challenge.  However, I do not know the name of either one, as I do not store my dies in the original packages.  I keep them on a magnetic sheet in a small square plastic box.  

I used the image Shy Rose from Faery Ink and colored her with my Prisma Colored Pencils.  I wanted a soft feel because of the shy nature of the design.   Using a light opaque sheet of paper from my stash, I layered my image over a light pink card stock.  Both pieces were cut from a die. 

Roses were a must for this shy little faery ink image. So, I added them in the bottom.  Tucking a few pearls in along the way.  I finished off the card by cutting a Birthday Wishes sentiment from another die and topping it with roses. 



Thanks for looking! 



Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tuesday Color Challenge with the Outlawz

This month our sponsor is 





Our winner will get the 3 digis that our team have to play with.

Don't forget our other Fabulous Sponsors for August

  
This week's challenge was chosen by Jeanie. Jeanie would like you to make a project using the chosen colour plus two more colours from the picture and add lace!

Again this week, we have a wonderful inspiration photo.  There are so many colors to chose from here.   I used the cute little scarecrow from Sheep Ski Designs.  I know, I have used it before, but he is so adorable, how could I not use him again.  This time, I colored him up in red, and matched him with fall papers.  I finished off the card with a leaf flourish and three paper roses.