Winter wishes

Here I am sharing my DT inspiration for the new Cute N' Crafty Christmas challenge. The theme is always Anything Goes Christmas or Winter. Our sponsor this month is Treasure Box Designs and I was able to work the the SVG file of Country Cutie Penguin.


When purchasing the design, you get various formats together with the precolored JPG image. I used the SVG file and opened it in my Silhouette Studio. Since all the pieces were individually colored, I just laid them out onto a page and printed them and then returned them to the Silhouette to cut them out. Once I had all the pieces and with the help of the JPG image, I glued the pieces together to make the sweet penguin, adding some shading with my Arteza brush pens and a white Posca pen.


Once completed, I embossed a piece of blue cardstock with a Darice embossing folder and adhered it to a white cardbase. I then added the penguin and completed the card with a die cut sentiment. The SVG file was definitely a lot of fun to play with and of course resizing the resulting penguin is a cynch in Silhouette Studio - or any SVG compatible software that you may use.

The challenge over at the Cute 'N Crafty Christmas blog goes for a month and we look forward to seeing your Christmas or Winter themed card over there.

Supplies Used
Digital Files
Treasure Box Designs Country Cutie Penguin SVG file

Paper
Recollections 110lb heavyweight cardstock
Recollections White cardstock
Light and dark blue cardstock from my stash

Coloring Medium
Arteza Real Brush pens 48 set
White Posca Pen 0.7mm nib

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

Tools
Silhouette Cameo die cutting machine
Epson Expression ET-2650 Ecotank Printer
EK Success Craft Tweezers

Miscellaneous
Darice snowflake embossing folder

Dies
Tim Holtz Holiday Words Script Die set
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Monica

The Roses

I recently received a surprise email from Megan at the Happy Craft Challenge. She let me know that I had been chosen by a design team member to Guest Design for September. The optional theme is Spring and so I decided that there was no better theme for a Spring card than to use flowers.


I had won some digis from Imagine that Digistamps and one was the Rose Blessing digi set. I had often admired cards that people had made where they had stamped lineart stamps onto cardstock to create a background. I decided to try and do that digitally. So using the lineart, I changed the black to purple and laid out the background in Silhouette Studio. Since I could create a rectangle in the software, I could get a visual on my screen of what the scattered roses would look like. I then printed them out onto light pink cardstock and cut the rectangle out with the machine. 

On a separate page, I printed out one rose with the original black lines and sized slightly bigger than the background ones onto Daler-Rowney Drawing paper. I colored the rose with my Prismacolor colored pencils and then returned it to the Silhouette to cut the single flower out. I completed the cutout by running a black marker along the cut edge.


I decided to add the focal image to the top left corner of the card as I did not want the background covered up. I die cut a hello sentiment out of purple cardstock. I cut it out twice and glued the two together to create a bit of dimension and then glued the sentment to the bottom right corner of the card. The sentiment sparkles beautifully in real life as I covered it in Wink of Stella. Unfortunately, that does not show in the photos too well.

Thank you Megan and the team at the Happy Craft Challenge for having me as a Guest Designer this month.

Supplies Used
Digital Files
Imagine that Digistamps Rose Blessings digi

Paper
Daler-Rowney Drawing paper
Pink and purple cardstock from my stash
Paper Studio cardbase with coordinating envelope

Coloring Medium
Prismacolor colored pencils
Tombow Dual Brush Pen
Wink of Stella glitter pen

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

Tools
Silhouette Cameo die cutting machine
Epson Expression ET-2650 Ecotank Printer
EK Success Craft Tweezers

Dies
Hello die 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.

Entered into the Arty Divas Anything Goes Challenge #4
Entered into the A Gem of a Challenge Anything Goes Challenge Wk 18
Entered into the Classic Design Team September Challenge #9
Entered into the Brown Sugar Anything Goes September Challenge #293
Entered into the Flower Challenge Anything Goes Challenge #36

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Monica

Crash your Vellum

Crash your Stash is a monthly challenge over at the Outlawz that gives you the chance to use items from your stash to create a project. This month the item you need to crash your stash for is Vellum. We are 3 Digital Shop is the sponsor for this month and the prize is the One Upon a Time Digital paper collection.


Shopping Spree

Time for another challenge at the Rabisco Challenge blog and I am working with this image from Cute as a Button called Christmas Shopping. Well I decided that one can shop at any time and so she is just shopping in my project.


The School Bus

I am back with another DT Inspiration project for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge blog. Julia Spiri is our resident sponsor and today I am showing you the most brilliant school bus you have ever seen. The digi is called Whimsy School Bus


My new crafty space

Today is a post with a difference. I am not showing what I have made, but rather where I make. A few months ago, hubby and I decided to take the plunge, sell our house and go full-time RV'ing. We found a fifth wheel that worked really well for us. It is a Teton Freedom Experience and is definitely designed for full-time living. We have plenty of space inside and plenty of cabinets for all our personal items and my also my crafting supplies. It is insulated enough to keep us cool, even in the Florida summer, and warm in the winter - though it is not likely that we will venture into colder climes during the colder time of the year.

Currently we are still in Florida and here you can see our rig being set up on our spot.


The Autumn Fairy

Time for another challenge at Crafts Galore Encore since it is the first of the new month. This month our sponsor is Fabrika Fantasy and I got to work with this lovely lady called Autumn Fairy. I had never worked with any of Fabrika Fantasy's stamps before, so this was a first for me.