My Challenge and Sketch Blog

Creatively Artsy is my CTMH blog and this is my FUN Blog.
Here is where I can use any products and just do my own thing. I started out with just one sketch challenge and now I'm hooked. I wish there were more hours in the day.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

New Year Wishes



I found this cute digi image on my computer and knew I had to make a card out of it. 

I think this may be the card I send out to all of those last minute Christmas Cards that I never got made. 
There is always someone you receive a Christmas card from a day or two before Christmas that you forgot. Here is the solution. Send a New Years Card!!!

Truth be knowm. My Christmas Cards are usually snowmen. If I get them done before Christmas, I stamp Merry Christmas. If Not, I stamp Happy New Year. *Ü*

The Inspiration for this card started with a sketch challenge from Digi Sketch Challenge Blog.


Other Challenges for this Card:
Delicious Doodles - New Year
Sweet 7 - Winter
C.R.A.F.T - (New) Year
Crafty Little Fairies - Holly




Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Masculine Birthday




I purchased this SU stamp set some time ago mainly for the train. I Finally got around to making a card with it.  I find it difficult to make masculine cards due to lack of really nice masculine images.

I stamped the train and sentiment with Black Memento Ink, used clear detail embossing powder and heat embossed.

I used a Close to my Heart Paper Pack called Wanderful. The Happy Birthday is from an upcoming April Stamp of the Month and the yellow stars are actually white stars that I colored to match the Honey Cardstock, with color Y222 ShinHan Alcohol marker.

The round embellishment on the front of the circle was something I had lying around and thought it would look nice there. Why not.....one less thing lying around my craft room! *Ü*

The design of this card was inspired by a sketch from Technostampers Challenge Blog.

Other Challenges for this card:
Craft Hoarders Anonymous - Have a nice trip
Marker Pop -  Anything with ShinHan or Copic Markers
Sparkle and Sprinkle - Loose glitter or embossing powder
Sentimental Sundays - Anything
Corrosive Challenge - Anything
Sister Act - Anything

Monday, December 15, 2014

Winter Birthday Wreath



I'm trying to wean myself away from Christmas cards. It's really hard for me since I really do love Christmas. While flipping through some files on my computer, I came across this picture. I have no clue where it came from but thought it would make a very nice Winter Birthday Card. I have two friends who have birthdays in January and thought it would be perfect.

Once I had the picture printed out, I scouted around for the perfect sketch to inspire me. And I found it at Repeat Impressions.

I used a wood grain Embossing Folder by Close to my Heart, for the background and pulled the blue from the picture to use for the background paper, which is Sky blue. A retired paper from CTMH. I couldn't get the look I wanted with the banner cut, so I punched both sides of the white CS and stamped Birthday Wishes on it and heat embossed it.

I added three red enamel hearts to the upper right corner.


Other Challenges for this card:
The Paper Shelter - Special Celebration
Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything
Simon Says - Anything
Use your Stuff - Anything
Crazy 4 Challenges - Winter Birthday
Docerela Creations - Red, White & Blue
Fairy Tale Challenge - Light Blue, White and my choice (red)


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

SNS - Christmas Light



Here is another Christmas card using another stamp set from Sweet n' Sassy. This is called Christmas Light. I stamped the image and Sentiment and heat embossed with clear detail EP, and colored with Copic markers

Colors on this are Green, Purple, and off white. I added some orange and yellow glitter to the flame.

The inspiration for this card started with a sketch from Kraftin Kimmie.


Other challenges for this card:
Paper Creators - Christmas
Digi Chooseday - Christmas
FanTastic Tursday - Use Embossing
PDE Linky Party - Christmas

Monday, December 1, 2014

Christmas Puppy



Well, here it is December 1st already. Here is another cute Christmas card I made last night. I've had this stamp set for a year and this is the first time I've used it. I sometimes get overwhelmed with coloring. This stamp set is called Christmas Puppy from Sweet n' Sassy Stamps. I colored it with Copic Markers

The inspiration came from the sketch challenge from Mark's Finest Papers. It is a challenge with a twist. Winter theme. Well, I guess Christmas is Winter....right?



Other Challenges for this card:
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything
My Perfect Life - Christmas
Robyn's Fettish - Anything
Gem of a Challenge - Kraft + one other color
Sugar Creek - Non Traditional Colors
Winter Wonderland - Dies and Punches