Sunday, April 26, 2015

613 Avenue Create #121-Anything Goes-Option Humorous Sentiment & Freebie

Hello!  Our challenge today at 613 Avenue Create has the option to use a humorous sentiment, something I seldom do, so this is a bit different for me.  We also have some freebie sentiments to add to your collection.  So be sure to check out our site.  Our sponsors are Bugaboo and the Chubby Mermaid Etsy shop.

I've used Bugaboo's Teacup Flowers 2 to create my card:

I colored the image with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I'm so happy to have discovered them :)  I created the blue background paper by using a Gelato on water color paper - that was fun.  The DP is from my stash. I added some Washi on the left side.  The sentiment is computer generated. I added some clear WOS to the flowers, leaves and tea cup, of course. The clear sequins are from my stash.

I may come back to enter some challenges, but right now I'm in a rush to clean house!  Check you later :)

Sunday, April 19, 2015

613 Avenue Create #120-Anything Goes-Option Diamonds

Our option for this week's Anything Goes Challenge at 613 Avenue Create is to use Diamonds - the birthstone of folks born this month.  So use your clear bling to jazz up your projects and link up to our challenge. We want to see what you come up with - sounds like fun, doesn't it?

You'll also want to see who won our last challenge - maybe you were one of the lucky ones!  Hop to it and enjoy yourself :)

Sunday, April 12, 2015

613 Avenue Create #119-Anything Goes-Option: Create Your Own Challenge

Hi, Crafty Friends! We have a different Create Your Own Challenge Twist to our Anything Goes Challenge this week.  Just use this chart:


Our sponsors this week are Melonheadz Illustrations, Scrapper's Delights and Di's Digi Stamps.  I used an image from Melonheadz Polly Put the Kettle On Combo Pack. This is a delightful tea inspired digi set. I'll be using the other images for sure since I have a thing for tea - LOL!

I made a square card for encouragement (event). My trends are Watercolor, Stencils and Sequins. Using a stencil and water color paper, I sponged distress ink over the stencil. Then I lightly sprayed water through the stencil. I blotted the paper with a paper towel before removing the stencil, after which I used a heat tool to dry the paper. I cut it down to fit my 5x5 card front. The image is colored with Spectrum Noirs and cut with a scalloped oval Nestie die. I inked the edges of the die before popping it up on the card front. The sentiment (also popped up) is from the $1 bin at Michaels - I've had it for years. The sequins are from my stash.

I'm entering these challenges:  Brown Sugar Challenge #141 - Distress; Sister Act Challenge #101 - Anything Goes; and CCEE Stampers 1515 - Stencils.

I hope you find some time to craft today :)

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness Blog Hop

This is my second post for the day.  I'm linking up in the Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness Blog Hop. The theme is Blue. I saw the hop on Tenia Nelson's blog Jazzy Paper Designs.  Tenia is an awesome crafter. I follow her blog and love her designs. Tenia and Veronica Zalis organized this hop. Today is the last day, so I'm running late, but I wanted to participate to help promote autism awareness. I have a wonderful friend whose grandson is autistic.  National Autism Day was April 2. This is another card that I made for our grandson.

All the stamps are Close to My Heart and so is the ink. Papers are from my stash. This is a small card I enclosed with a gift to our wonderful 7th grade.

Be sure to stop by the hop!

613 Avenue Create #118-Anything Goes

Happy Easter, my friends!  Today's challenge at 613 Avenue Create is another Anything Goes with no twist. Our DT has some lovely inspiration for you, some with an Easter theme. And we have a new resident Guest Designer for April - June.  Click over, and see all there is to see, including last week's winners.  Have a wonderful day!