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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Krafty Chicks Challenge #518 - Anything Goes


Can you believe July will be over tomorrow?  I'm not sure where the month went.  At any rate, today is the 5th Thursday and so that means an Anything Goes challenge at Krafty Chicks Challenge.

This is a card I created for a PenPal at StampNation.  I couldn't wait to share it here as my DT card as well.  The sun is a stencil ink blended with Limoncello ink. I also inked up some scrap cardstock to cut out for the center of the sun with a small circle die to bump up.  I tried to emulate a window with the window die and woodgrain emboss folder on the background.  The sentiment, coffee cup, beans, vase and flower are all various stamps by Catherine Pooler Designs(see below).

Stop by our Hen House and see the rest of the design team's ATG projects and give a final crafty hello to Helene as this is her last week with us.  It's been such a joy to have her with us!  Then come play along with us and share whatever creation you want with us.  We love seeing your creativity and being inspired by you!

Card Supplies:
Stamps: Sealed with a Kiss Set, The Perfect Blend set, Smile, Beautiful Sentiment Set - Catherine Pooler Designs.
Paper: White cardbase - Neenah Solar white.
Ink: Midnight, Limoncello, Mint To Be, It's a Girl, Party Dress, Over Coffee - Catherine Pooler Inks.
Extras: Adore die - (Catherine Pooler Designs); Woodgrain emboss folder - (Stampin' Up); Nuvo Glimmer pen.

Krafty Chicks Blessings!

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Krafty Chicks Challenge #517 - All Occasions

Good Morning!

It's time for another challenge at Krafty Chicks today.  Lori is our hostess this week and it's our All Occasions challenge.

This little gnome guy, from Stamping Bella, I just adore.  I've had him for awhile and never inked him up until now.  I really love how this turned out.  I did double duty for this card.  I made it for this challenge and for my June Penpal at StampNation.  We were to send a "hello" card of one of our favorite places in our house.  Mine is a porch swing that was my dad's. So I told my penpal a little story about it.

Storytime: Growing up we always had a porch swing and it was my dad's favorite place to be every evening, particularly in the warm months.  I would sit with him and chat and listen to the birds and frogs and watch the deer eat his garden. LOL  We would joke and call it "Jerry's Deer Diner".  Later years, my boys would swing with him and some of the time he sported a big grey beard like this gnome. Now, one of his swings is at my home and when I sit in it, I remember him and even though he's gone from this world, we still have a chat.    

Be sure and stop by the Hen House to see Leanne and Lori's projects and also our Guest Designer's, Helene.Then come play along with us in our All Occasions Challenge.  

Card Supplies:
Stamps: Image and sentiment - Stamping Bella.
Paper: Bright blue cardstock - Bazzill; White cardbase - Neenah Solar white.
Ink: Fiesta Blue, Midnight - Catherine Pooler Inks; Copics.
Extras: Trellis cover plate - Catherine Pooler Designs; Cloud stencil - My Favorite Things; Oval dies - Ellen Hutson.

Krafty Chicks Blessings!

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Crafty Friend

Happy Sunday!

Boy is it a scorcher here in central NC! WHEW! 😓. Being outside today is NOT an option since we have a heat advisory, so trying to catch up on some posting and finishing up some crafty projects.  With that said, here is my first attempt at a slimline card.  I have to say it has to be one of my all time favorite cards I've ever made!

This card was specifically created for my fellow crafty friend, Bonnie Klass, for her birthday last week.  I wish I could have given it to her in person and we had gotten to craft together for her birthday, but --- pandemic.  So my hubs just dropped it on her doorstep, rang the bell and left.  

I first created the background using distress oxide inks by just swiping them randomly along the cardstock.  This was a technique from the Online Classes May Card Camp 2.  I just love how it turned out.  I had so much fun with this technique, I went a little overboard and created about 10 other backgrounds (another post coming) trying different colors and regular distress inks and other inks.

This background with the Distress Oxides I really love because it is soft but striking on a slimline panel cut with a stitched slimline die by Pinkfresh.

The crafty cup is by Studio Katia, the macaroons by Heffy Doodle and the paint palette, Paper Sweeties.  All were colored using Copics and Spectrum Noir alcohol pens. The "crafty" word die is and the stamped sentiments are both Catherine Pooler Designs stamped in Something Blue ink by Catherine Pooler Inks.  I added some Nuvo shimmer to the macaroon icing and the brush tips.  I finished off the card by stamping a Happy Birthday sentiment inside with a few other colored macaroons.

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Slimline Birthday Blessings!

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Krafty Chicks Challenge #516 - CAS

Good Morning!

Today is Thursday and time for a new challenge at Krafty Chicks Challenge.  Leanne is our hostess this week for our CAS challenge.

I used an old stamp from DRS Designs.  I think those "chick" flowers are so adorable and right up our alley at Krafty Chicks! 😉. I had a lot of fun coloring them with Copics.  I spent the afternoon sitting out on our patio in my new "egg" chair and it was sooo nice!  I can now have both of best worlds, a very comfy place to sit outside and do some coloring at the same time.

Check out my fellow Design Chicks' projects over at the Hen House. Then why not join for some crafty time.  

Krafty Chicks Blessings!

Thursday, July 9, 2020

KCC #515 - Christmas


It's Thursday!

This week has zipped by way too fast!  Of course, I also kept thinking Tuesday was Wednesday so maybe that's why.  Anyway, it's time for a new challenge at Krafty Chicks Challenge.

This week is our Christmas challenge and I'm the host.

I'm in a rainbow mode right now and found this background in my stash.  And I've been trying to do the 30 Day Coloring Challenge this month too.  So, I colored these cute geometric Santas by Hero Arts with Copics to match my rainbow background.  You can't tell, but I used my Nuvo glitter pen on their hats and beards.  I backed it all on some geometric patterned paper by Catherine Pooler Designs. 

Be sure and stop by the Hen House to see Leanne and Lori's projects and also our Guest Designer's, Helene.Then come play along with us.  

Krafty Chicks Blessings!

Thursday, July 2, 2020

KCC #514 - Stamp Act

Good Morning!

Thursday sure comes quickly these days!  It's been a very lazy week here for me.  Haven't felt up to par the past few days.  I have polycystic kidney disease and am more susceptible to chronic UTIs.  So a doc visit I probably be making to get an antibiotic before the holiday weekend.  Yay!  Fun, fun. 

However, what is FUN right now is the new challenge at Krafty Chicks Challenge.  Leanne is our hostess.

(Must have a stamped image)

My stamped card has mostly stamping on it.  I created a masculine card for the Hubs for our 30th wedding anniversary last month.  I Googled it and the color for 30th anniversary is green and the traditional gem is pearl.  So I made a green card and used Perfect Pearls on part of the stamped background.  

Did you also know that there are 10,950 days in 30 years?? 262,080 hours, 15,724,800 minutes and 943,488,000 seconds.  That's A LOT of TIME! But there's no one else I would have wanted to spend ALL THAT TIME with than my hubby. 😁

Go by the Hen House and see Leanne and Lori's projects and also our Guest Designer's, Helene. Helene is guesting with us again for July.  Yay!  Then come play along with us.  

Krafty Chicks Blessings!