Thursday, October 27, 2016

Spooky Halloween for The Outlawz

This week over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge, our twist is ANYHING GOES! It's everybody's favorite theme! Hope you can join us this week! Remember, you can submit up to 2 projects each week!
MHK Designs, our wonderful sponsor this month, has some great digis to play with. I chose to use a few digis and a sentiment from the "Spooky" digi set for my step card. You can find this set and lots of other great digis at https://www.etsy.com/shop/MHKDesigns?ref=hdr_shop_menu
I added some fun Halloween paper to my white step card base and then did a print and cut of several digis from the "Spooky" set. I placed the raven from the set in the tree and sized the tree to be a bit taller and narrower than the original digi to fit my card better. Isn't it great how easy it is to play around with digi stamps? They are so versatile! Then I did a print and cut of the skeleton key and an offset file for the bat to print and cut him out, also. I made a rectangle cut file around the sentiment to cut it out and then adhered it to the bottom "step" of the card.
I added a few spider web die cuts to embellish the card and colored the leaves and branch on the bat digi. I also added a few googly eyes for fun!
Side view:

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Juggling Tiger for the Outlawz October Progressive Challenge

This month at The Outlawz, we were given this adorable juggling tiger by Gerda Steiner to use for our monthly freebie challenge. I love Gerda's digis and play in her monthly progressive challenge each month, too. You can check out my post using this month's hedgehog digi for that challenge here: http://carriescustomcards.blogspot.com/2016/10/fall-hedgehog-card.html
I used a step card for my base and chose some fun circus paper for the background. Then I decided to add a couple other characters to my circus card and used 2 more animal digis by Gerda. The pig was originally holding a balloon, but it wouldn't stay up due to the way the balloon string was so thin after I did the print and cut with my Silhouette machine. This way it looks like he's waving at his friends. I've learned to be come up with a Plan B when things don't work out quite like I originally planned!
I used a Gina Marie Designs Stitched Oval die to cut out my juggling tiger. I colored him and his friends with Copics and adhered them using foam squares. I used a CTMH stamp set for the sentiment. 
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
The Outlawz Progressive Monthly Freebie Challenge

 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

You're Wheely Amazing for The Outlawz

This week over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge, our twist is "Surprise Us." 
MHK Designs, our wonderful sponsor this month, has some great digis to play with. I chose to use a digi and sentiment from the "Wheely Like You" set for my bendy card. You can find this set and lots of other great digis at https://www.etsy.com/shop/MHKDesigns?ref=hdr_shop_menu
I used a cut file from the Silhouette Online Design Store for the card base. Then I sized up the sentiment and image and did a trace file of the bike then made an offset file from that so I could do a print and cut. I used a label cut file for the sentiment and also used an offset file for the mat behind it. I added a foliage puffy sticker beside the sentiment and colored the flowers and basket on the bike. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Wrinkle-Free Card

I've had this fun sentiment from Create with TLC for a long time now, and I decided to pair it up with this darling "Loads of Fun" stamp and die set by Lawn Fawn. 
I stamped the dryer and a pair of underwear onto a Project Life card and then stamped and die cut a couple socks and a t-shirt. I used my Copics to color them and then adhered the t-shirt with glue tape and the socks with foam squares. I also used foam squares to pop up the sentiment. 
This was a quick card to make, but it should bring a smile to my cousin's face when I mail it out to her.


Anything Goes with Create With TLC (M, P1, Winner, Top 3) Always Anything Goes (one entry using any image & then unlimited with SIR)

Loads of Fun Birthday Card

I recently purchased the Lawn Fawn "Loads of Fun" stamp and die sets and followed some inspiration on the Lawn Fawn blog to make these shaker cards. I really love shaker cards!
I stamped and die cut the elements for this card and then colored them with Copics. I used a Gina Marie Rounded Stitched Rectangles die for the orange cardstock background. I used Gina Marie Stitched Circles dies to create the shaker element and added some white beads for "suds" in the washing machine. I love the sentiment here! I have some other ideas for this set, too. Now I just need work to slow down so I have more craft time!
Here's a close up:


I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Send a Smile for Kids 2W, 2E  Celebration Cards for Kids  (W2 of 2)
Crafty Sentiment Designs W, 1E, SIO - Anything Goes
Creates and Makes M, 3E, last Tue - Anything Goes with optional: Use a Die
Digi Choosday Challenge -W,E2, - #42 - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread 2W, E3, no digital projects Always Anything Goes (Week 2) 
Retarte 2W, E3 - #88 - Anything Goes  (Week 1) 
Sunny Day Crafting - W - #19 Anything Goes 
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - 2W, E3, F - (Week 2) Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3, F - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - 2W, 3E, F, digi or real stamping - (Week 1) Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - M (1st Sunday), 8E, Any Craft Accepted (check for recognition each week) - #190 Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Green and Gold
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 2W (1st & 3rd Sun) E3 Always Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays - W, 5E , scriptural word art freebie (Week 2 of 2) Anything Goes 
Cardz 4 Galz 2W,3E #33 Use At Least One Die (W2 of 2) 
Craft Rocket Challenges 2W,3E #26 Happy Birthday(W2 of 2)
Crafting With An Attitude M,1st Thurs,3E Always Anything Goes


Sunday, October 16, 2016

Fall Hedgehog Card

This month for Gerda Steiner's progressive monthly challenge, Gerda designed a darling hedgehog with some fall produce. I love it! Being the proud owner of Henry the Hedgehog, I love all hedgehog-related stamps! 
For this card, I used my Silhouette Design Studio software to do a print and cut of Gerda's digi. I did two copies so I could fussy cut the pumpkins and pop them up with foam squares for a little d├ęcoupage. 
I colored the digi with Copic and MEXPY markers. Then I used 2 Gina Marie coverplate dies to make the snowy sky and the background trees. I live in Michgan, so it's not unusual for us to have snow in the fall. The coverplate dies are such a good deal at just $10 each! Here's a link to Gina's online store: http://wholesalecraftingsupplies.com/t/-gina-marie-designs- You won't believe the variety and the prices she offers! And there's free shipping on orders of $50 or more in the U.S.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Gerda Steiner monthly progressive challenge: https://gsd-stamps.com/blogs/news/join-us-for-octobers-challenge
Cardz 4 Galz 2W,3E #33 Use At Least One Die (W2 of 2) 
Crafting With An Attitude M,1st Thurs,3E Always Anything Goes
Moving along with the Times 2W,3E #31 Trees and/or Leaves (W2 of 2)
Sasayaki Glitter Challenge Blog M, 1st Thursday, F, E3 - Autumn/Harvest/Halloween
Southern Girls 2W,1E,C10 145 Puches & Dies (W2 of 2)
WordArt Wednesdays - W, 5E , scriptural word art freebie (Week 2 of 2) Anything Goes 
A Bit More Time to Craft (2W, P1/15, E3) Always Anything Goes
  • Animal Friends Challenge (M, P1, E3, must have an animal) #43 - Autumn/Halloween


  • Saturday, October 15, 2016

    Candy Corn Card

    Every year I make 100 Halloween cards for my mom to give out to friends, family members, shut-ins from her church and members of the different Bible study groups she's part of. For this year's batch, I decided to use PTI's adorable candy corn die set along with some cute little PNGs from Miss Kate Cuttables.
    I used the "plain" candy corn die to make top-hinged white cards in the shape of candy corns. Then I die cut orange candy corn shapes and glue taped them to the card bases. Next, I die cut the stitched outline in white and used a yellow ink dauber to color the center part of the candy corns. I also die cut the little candies and miniature candy corns with dies that came with the PTI candy corn die set and colored the white candy corns with Copic markers. To assemble each card, I used a Zig glue pen to adhere the white outlines to the card fronts and then used glue tape to adhere the yellow and white layers of the candy corn. 
    For the Halloween characters, I used Miss Kate Cuttables images and did a print and cut of them using my Silhouette. I also used a Miss Kate Cuttables PNG file for the little treat bag on the inside of the card and added a label-shaped cut file around the image to cut it out. Then I did an offset of the label so I could mat the image with some matching green cardstock.
    I think these cute cards should brighten the day of all my mom's recipients! 
    Here's a look at the inside of the card:
    Here's a close up of the images and candy die cuts:

    Crafty Calendar M,1E October - Halloween


  • Crafty Friends Challenge 2W, 3E, #42 Autumn Colors (W2 of 2)
  • Di's Digis Designs 2W, 3E,SIO  Add A Sentiment (W2 of 2)
  • Scrappers Delights  M, First Saturday of the M  October -  Anything Goes 
  • Crafting-With-Friends 2W, 3E - (W2 of 2) Anything Goes
  • Dragons Lair Designs - M, E1 – October - Boo!
  • Simply Create Too - 2W - No.120 - (W1 of 2) - Halloween
  • The Stamping Boutique - 2W, (2nd & 4th Friday) SIO - (W1 of 2) Halloween
  • A Gem of a Challenge  2W  #180 - Color Inspiration* (W1 of 2)
  • Catch The Bug  W,3E,SIO  Bingo*
  • Creative Corner - W, 3E  -  Sympathy
    • Creative Fingers -  2W , 3E, No totally digital projects - No.118 - (W1 of 2) Anything Goes TBA

    PDE Linky Party - W, E3, (top picks) - No. 142 - Anything Goes
    Simply Papercraft - 2WE3 - No. 38 (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes


  • Pattie's Creations - M, 2E, SIO, include an image –  October - Halloween or Autumn
  • YNS Challenges - 2W , SIR (Top Pick) SIO, (Winner and Stand out) - No.50 - (W1 of 2) - Sketch* and Inspirational Photo* use either the sketch or the photo or use  both
     Artbymiran Challenge 2W , SIO, 3E, no digital projects - No.69 - (W1 of 2) - Anything Goes
  • Crafting With An Attitude M,1st Thurs,3E Always Anything Goes
  • Crafty Girls Creations 2W,3E Always Anything GoesCardz 4 Galz 2W,3E #33 Use At Least One Die 
  • (W1 of 2) 
  • Digital Delights By Louby Lou M,4th Thurs,1E,SIO must used stamped/digi image Always Anything Goes
  • DL ART Thankful Thursday Challenge 2W, 3E #190 Halloween.......or Thank You (W1 of 2) 
  • Crafting By Designs - W, F, 3E - Add a sentiment
  • Creative Moments - 2W, 3E - #99 Always Anything Goes/Twist  (Week 1 of 2) 
  • House That Stamps Built - W, SIO, - (winner monthly) Food or Beverage
  • Inspiration Destination - W, F -  Always Anything Goes


  • The Male Room - 2W, masculine projects only - #46 Halloween (week 1 of 2)
  • Crafty Sentiment Designs W, 1E, SIO - Anything Goes
  • Creates and Makes M, 3E, last Tue - Anything Goes with optional: Use a Die



  • Paper Shelter Challenge - W, 3E, SIO - #268 Food or Drink




  • The Crafty Addicts 2W, 3E,  #26 - Anything Goes/Autumn Colors (Week 1 of 2)



  • Wonderful Wednesdays -  W, SIO -  Always Anything Goes


  • WordArt Wednesdays - W, 5E , scriptural word art freebie each week (Week 1 of 2) Anything Goes 
  • Die Cuttin' Divas W, must include a Die-cut - #287 - Dessert*
  • Digi Choosday Challenge -W,E2, - #41 - Anything Goes
  • Fairy Tale - 2W, 2E No. 153 - Monsters (week 1)
  • Retarte 2W, E3 - #87 - Anything Goes  (Week 2) 
  • Sunny Day Crafting - W - #18 Anything Goes
  • Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
  • Tuesday Throwdown W - #315 -  Halloween Inspiration*
  • Unicorn Challenge M, 1st Tuesday of M, E3, No fully digital projects October - Pretty Pinks or Halloween
  • A Bit More Time to Craft (2W, P1/15, E3) Always Anything Goes
  • Anything Goes link-up (M, P1) - October - Anything Goes
  • Anything Goes with Create With TLC (M, P1, Winner, Top 3) Always Anything Goes (one entry using any image & then unlimited with SIR)
  • Country View Crafts' Challenge (M, P1) October - All things Spooky
  • Crafter's Cafe (2W, P1/15, E3, F) New Technique: using an ink dauber to color the yellow parts of the large candy corn
  • Crafts Galore Encore (M, P1, E3) October - Anything Goes
  • Anything Goes, optional World Cardmaking Day - October (M, P1, SIO) Crafts and Me
  • Halloween - October (M, P1) lengeDoodles ChalDelicious 
  • DL.Art Linky Challenge (M, P1, F, enter once per day, winners 2nd Saturday) Always Anything Goes
  • Doodle Pantry (M, P1, Winner P26, E3, SIO, digital product) #22 - Anything Digital Goes
  • Happy Little Stampers Dies (M, P9, must use dies) Always Anything Goes with Dies 
  • Halloween/Autumn/Fall - #118 (M, P5, F, E3) Let's Craft & Create Challenge
  • Always Anything Goes (M, P11, F) - Not Just Cards
  • Anything Spooky - #52 (M,P1,3E) Paper Creator's Crafts
  • Autumn or Halloween - #49 (2W, P1/15, E3, F) Paradise of Stamps
  • Always Anything Goes (M, P1, E3, no Besties) The Sisters of Craft
  •  (M, P15)Tinker- Dream Fall/Halloween
  • A/Goes optional twist: Create own B/ground - #129 (M, P1, E3, SIO) Digistamps 4 Joy
  • Anything Goes - (Week 1) 2W, E3, F - Artistic Inspirations
  • Always Anything Goes - W, E3, F - Crafting from the Heart
  • Crafty Boots - 2W, SIO - (Week 1) Halloween
  • Always Anything Goes -W, E3  - Craft Your Passion
  • Stitching - (Week 2) 2W, 3E - Get Creative Challenges
  •   Green, Black, Orange and/or Purple and/or Halloween1) - (Week 2W, 2E (AG & unlimited entries using store image), SIO - Melonheadz Friends Challenge
  • Anything goes / Option: Halloween 1)  (Week2W, 3E - Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog 
  • Special Card Shape- (Week 2) 2W, JFF  - Stamps & Fun = Creativity
  • Die Cuts/Punches(October)  - must use digi stamp, 2E/3E with Whoopsi Daisy image ,M - Whoopsi Daisy
  • 613 Avenue Create - M (1st Sunday), 8E, Any Craft Accepted (check for recognition each week) - #190 Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Green and Gold
  • Angie's Digital Stamps - M, 1st Sunday, 3E - October - Anything Goes with optional twist Halloween