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Great Friends

It is time for another challenge over at Cute N Crafty and this time the sponsor is Polkadoodles and I got to work with this cute image called Winston Bear Best Friends. The theme for this challenge is "Best Friends".


I printed the image out onto Strathmore Toned Tan paper and colored it with my Prismacolor colored pencils. Once completed, I cut it out with one of the circle dies from the Hero Arts Infinity Circle die set. I used the die one size bigger to cut a circle out of white cardstock. 

I cut two 5.5 inch circles out of heavyweight white cardstock with my Silhouette machine and glued them together after scoring one at 1/4 inch from the top to make a hinge. I then cut one 5 inch circle out of gold metallic cardstock from The Metallic Stack from DCWV. I then adhered all the circles together to create my gold and white round card.


To complete the card, I added a sentiment cut with the words from a previous Spellbinders Small Die of the Month kit out of black cardstock and glued it to the bottom side of the card.

We look forward to see your "Best Friends" makes over at Cute N Crafty Challenge blog. You have two weeks to enter.

Supplies Used
Digital Files
Polkadoodle Winston Bear Best Friends digi

Paper
Strathmore Toned Tan paper
Recollections 110lb heavyweight cardstock
Recollections Black cardstock
Recollections White cardstock
DCWV The Metallic Stack Gold cardstock

Coloring Medium
Prismacolor colored pencils

Adhesives
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue

Tools
Silhouette Cameo die cutting machine
Epson Expression ET-2650 Ecotank Printer

Dies
Spellbinders Small Die of the Month club sets
Hero Arts Circle Infinity Die set
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Monica

Decorations Up

My third and last project that I am showing your today is my DT inspiration for the Cute N Crafty Christmas Challenge blog. Today is the start of the next challenge and the sponsor is Polkadoodles. The theme is Anything Goes Christmas or Winter. I got to work with this sweet image called Winnie Angel - Decorations up.


I printed the image out onto Strathmore Toned Tan paper and colored her with my Prismacolor colored pencils. I decided that I was going to stay away from traditional colors on this card and so opted for shades of teal and pink. Once she was colored, I cut her out with an oval die from the Hero Arts Oval Infinity die set. I cut a piece of white cardstock to 1.75x5 inches and stamped it with my Kaiserkraft Gingham background stamp and Memento Rose Bud ink. I adhered the panel to the left side of a dark teal cardbase and added a tiny strip of lighter teal cardstock to the right side of the gingham panel. I then added the focal image to the card.


The sentiment is stamped with a wood mounted stamp from my stash and Versamark ink and I white heat embossed it.


We would love to have you join us with your Christmas creations over at the Cute N Crafty Christmas challenge blog. You have 2 weeks to enter.

Supplies Used
Digital Files
Polkadoodles Winnie Angel - Decorations up digi

Paper
Strathmore Toned Tan paper
Recollections White cardstock
Light Teal cardstock from my stash
Paper Studio cardbase with coordinating envelope

Coloring Medium
Prismacolor colored pencils

Inks
Versamark ink
Memento Rose Bud ink

Adhesives
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
1/8 inch Scor-Tape

Stamps
Kaiserkraft Gingham background stamp
Wood mounted sentiment stamp from my stash

Tools
Epson Expression ET-2650 Ecotank Printer
Wagner Heat Gun

Miscellaneous
Recollections Snow detail embossing powder
*Links in the supplies list are affiliate links. I get a small percentage of the price of the product if you would choose to buy it through my link, at no cost to you. I only use affiliate links for products that I have purchased with my own money and enjoy using.

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Monica

Forever and always

Today I am here with three cards to show you. Seems like the 1st and the 15th of the month are multiple post days. This project is for the Rabisco Challenge blog and the sponsor for the middle of the month is MMedel Illustrations. I got to work with this cute image called Married Couple Kissing.


I designed the layout of this card in Silhouette Studio. I created a rectangle sized at 4x5.25 inches and filled it with a diagonal, yellow gingham digital paper from Itty Bitty Pixel. I positioned the couple onto the card where I wanted them to stand and then added the circle behind them that I colored with the lighter color in the gingham which I got from the digital paper in the rectangle with the eyedropper tool. I added an offset to that circle and colored it the darkest color of the gingham, but reduced the opacity so that the gingham could be seen through it ever so slightly. I printed the image out onto Daler-Rowney Drawing paper and colored the couple with my Prismacolor colored pencils. Once colored, I returned to Silhouette Studio and cut the rectangle out. I prefer to cut the design out on the Silhouette since I designed the layout there and I know my cut will then be accurate.


I stamped the sentiment with a wood mount stamp from my stash and Versafine Onyx Black ink and then embossed it with clear embossing powder. I cut a piece of orange craft foam just a tad smaller than the card panel and glued the cardpanel to it and then in turn, glued the craft foam to a yellow cardbase.


To complete the scene and meet the Rabisco Challenge requirement of including some haberdashery on the project, I added a little bow tied out of orange organza ribbon.

You can read about the challenge on the Rabisco Challenge blog, but entry is in the Facebook group, so you don't need a blog to enter.

Supplies Used
Digital Files
MMedel Illustraions Married Couple Kissing digi
Itty Bitty Pixel Diagonal Gingham digital paper

Paper
Daler-Rowney Drawing paper
Recollections White cardstock
Paper Studio cardbase with coordinating envelope

Coloring Medium
Prismacolor colored pencils

Inks
Versafine Onyx Black ink

Adhesives
1/8 inch Scor-Tape
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue

Tools
Silhouette Cameo die cutting machine
Epson Expression ET-2650 Ecotank Printer
Wagner Heat Gun

Miscellaneous
Stampendous clear embossing powder
Fibre Craft Foam Sheets
Wood mounted stamp from my stash
Orange organza ribbon from my stash
*Links in the supplies list are affiliate links. I get a small percentage of the price of the product if you would choose to buy it through my link, at no cost to you. I only use affiliate links for products that I have purchased with my own money and enjoy using.

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Monica

Eyes

This is my second project for today and my DT Inspiration for the Outlawz Crash your Stash challenge for May. The object of the challenge is for you to use an item on your project that you have in your stash and have not used for a long time and this month the item is Goolie Eyes. And here is my project! I have used a Dr Digi House of Stamps stamp called Valentine Derek (which also happens to be the image for this month's Outlawz Progressive Challenge). But Derek needed Googlie Eyes, in my opinion.


I created the scene in my Silhouette Studio using a Freebie digital paper the A Bit More Time for Craft challenge blog gave away last month. The sentiment is from a set of digital sentiments by We are 3 Digital Shop, who is also the sponsor for the challenge. I placed the background paper and the sentiment onto a 4x5.5 inch rectangle and printed it out onto white cardstock and cut the panel out. I had created a cutline for Derek and after sizing him appropriately for my card, I printed him out on Canson Mi Tientes Pastel paper and colored him with my Prismacolor colored pencils. I then returned him to the Silhouette to cut him out. I cut a second shape out of white cardstock and glued the colored version onto the blank version for some additional stability. I ran my tombow marker along the edge to give the image a complete look.


Once Derek was in place on the card, I glued his eyes in place with Glossy Accents. I made him a nose out of craft foam so that I could place it in front of his new eyes. I shaded the craft foam with my Arteza real brush pens. I then adhered the cardpanel to a dark blue cardbase.


I look so forward to seeing what you make with those Googlie Eyes that I am sure you have in your stash somewhere. Join us at the Outlawz May Crash your Stash challenge with your project.

Supplies Used
Digital Files
Di Digi House of Stamps' Valentine Derek digi
We are 3 Digital Shop's Eyes digital sentiment stamp set
A Bit more Time to Craft's Freebie digital paper

Paper
Canson Mi-Teintes Pastel Assorted Pad
Recollections White cardstock
Paper Studio cardbase with coordinating envelope

Coloring Medium
Prismacolor colored pencils
Tombow 56621 Dual Brush Pen
Arteza Real Brush pens 48 set

Adhesives
1/8 inch Scor-Tape
Ranger Glossy Accents

Tools
Silhouette Cameo die cutting machine
Epson Expression ET-2650 Ecotank Printer

Miscellaneous
Googlie Eyes from my stash
Fibre Craft Foam Sheets
*Links in the supplies list are affiliate links. I get a small percentage of the price of the product if you would choose to buy it through my link, at no cost to you. I only use affiliate links for products that I have purchased with my own money and enjoy using.

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Monica

Little Pink Wagon

Today is the start of a new challenge over at the World Wide Open Design Team challenge blog. The theme is Anything Goes as long as you are a member of a design team - any team, anywhere in the world. Julia Spiri is the resident sponsor of our challenges and her images are so sweet. I love working with any of them. Here is my card using Mollie!


Mother's Day

Today was Mother's Day in the US. Happy Mother's Day to all my blog friends who are mothers. I usually do something every year for the mothers in our small congregation and this year the Spellbinders May Small Die of the month kit was just the perfect starting point. These layered die cut flowers are beautiful.


Mom's Romeo

Today I have another card to show you. This one is my DT Specials choice over at Scrapper's Delights and I chose to work with the Romeo in the Romeo Juliet bundle since I thought he would work so well with the Mother's Day theme on the current challenge.