Sunday, December 4, 2016

MC Dec/16 - Easel Peace On Earth - May You Have



quietfiredigital.blogspot.ca
I'm blogging on the Quietfire Digital blog today with an easel card and using one of the newest cut files,  available on the Silhouette onLine store, from Suzanne as a focal point. Not my usual style, but these words just begged to be created large...
This is what the file looks like:
 https://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/view-shape/165427
I'm also using a Quietfire Design quote stamp "May You Have the Gladness..."

Click on any card image to see all the details and descriptions etc. or click HERE to go to my website. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
TTCRD   #29 - 4  Anything goes
Crafty Creations  #329 Xmas
Brown Sugar Challenge  #227 anything goes
Crafty Catz Weekly  #349 anything goes - optional twist Easel
JW Scrap Shack  #167 Xmas
Polka Doodle Challenge  #48 anything goes
quietfiredigital.blogspot.ca

Sunday, November 27, 2016

MC Nov/16 - Rocky Mountains - ECD Winter - Wonderland

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCNov16_RockyMountain_ECDWinter_Wonderland.html

Another one of those scenic mountain cards using a hand made mask and Distress inks - a little pointy but c'est la vie.... I'll be showing some of the gals that missed it the last time how to create them. And since I'll be doing this demo again, thought I'd make a few more samples BIG GRIN - those will be uploaded later this week I think.

Anyway, I'm using an A Way With Words die from Elizabeth Craft Designs "4 Seasons - Winter" also available on Quietfire Design HERE

And I'm using part of a sentiment stamp from Quietfire Design "Winter Wonderland" 6pce set

Click on any card image to see all the details and descriptions. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks  #326  winter wonderland
Moving Along with the Times  #34 Xmas
Alphabet Challenge  T for trees
Polka Doodle Challenge  #47 anything goes
All Sorts Challenge  #391 Xmas
Hiding In My Craft Room  #277  any holiday
Sweet Stampin Challenge use mainly blue
Cupcake Inspiration  #386 mint, steel, mousse
Catch The Bug  #419 sketch (see below)


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCNov16_RockyMountain_ECDWinter_Wonderland.html

Friday, November 25, 2016

MC Nov/16 - Easel Quilled Autumn Leaf - Second Spring - T of Y

quietfiredigital.blogspot.ca

I'm posting on the Quietfire Digital blog today with an autumn themed easel card. Loving this "Autumn" word. It's just gorgeous... And I just finished the quilled leaf at my last session with the gals. Took a while...

You can see all the details and descriptions and how I created the quilled leaf by clicking on any card image or by clicking HERE to go to my website. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
The Paper Shelter  #274  Bingo: sentiment, ribbon, pearls; flowers, digi, charm; gems, lace, buttons
Sisterhood of Crafters  #67 pearls
Aud Sentiment Challenge  #169 sentiment

ANYTHING GOES:
Crafty Sentiments Challenge
TTCRD  #22 - 28
Penny's Challenges  #305
Southern Girls Challenge  #149
Brown Sugar Challenge  #226
quietfiredigital.blogspot.ca

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

MC Nov/16 - Paper Wing - ECD Dream - You Are Never Too Old - HB


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCNov16_PaperWing_ECDDream_YouAreNeverTooOld_HB.html
Needed to play a bit with my Brushos... I seem to keep getting in to a slump lately - getting old is not for the faint at heart...So - vibrant colors...
http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCNov16_PaperWing_ECDDream_YouAreNeverTooOld_HB.html
I'm using an A Way With Words die from Elizabeth Craft Designs "Dream" also available on Quietfire Design HERE

And I'm using a quote and sentiment stamp on the inside from Quietfire Design "You Are Never Too Old..." and "Happy Birthday Plain & Simple"

Click on any card image to see all the details and descriptions. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Crafty Catz Weekly  #347 opt twist use red (in the Brushos...) or anything goes
Oh La La Creations  #218  Birthday

ANYTHING GOES:
Brown Sugar Challenge  #225
Polka Doodle Challenge  #46
We Love to Create  #24
Love To Scrap  #90
Craft Your Passion  #339

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCNov16_PaperWing_ECDDream_YouAreNeverTooOld_HB.html

Monday, November 21, 2016

MC Nov/16 - Stencil Leaves Easel - ECD Thank You - Give Thanks

quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca
My turn on the Quietfire Creations blog and I thought I'd play with a stencil and alcohol inks... There are several variations using the same stencil, so take a peek...

I'm using an A Way With Words die from Elizabeth Craft Designs "Thank You", also available on Quietfire Design HERE

I'm using a quote stamp  from  Quietfire Design  ("Give Thanks" 2pce set);


Click on any image to see all the details and descriptions, or click HERE to go to my website. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown  #320  gems or pearls
Colour Q  #368  chocolate, old olive, pumpkin, honey, white
Paper Shelter  #273 more than 1 fold
Scrapyland  #54  Thanks
QKR Stampede  #218  give thanks
Crafty Calendar Challenge  monthly Nov  autumn colors
Die Cut Divas  thanks (2nd entry)
Fashionable Stamping   #117 autumn or winter
Hiding In My CraftRoom  #276 thanks
Cupcake Inspiration  #385 thanks
Pile It On Challenge  #121 thankful

ANYTHING GOES:
TTCRD  #15 - 21
Southern Girls Challenge  #148
Createalicious  #101
Little Miss Muffet  #151
Avenue 613  #191

quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca



Friday, November 11, 2016

MC Nov/16 - Side Easel Heirloom Roses - ECD Thanks - Happy Retirement

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCNov16_SideEaselHeirloomRoses_ECDThanks_HappyRetirement.html
I don't think I've ever made a retirement card before, but since this was a commission I'm pleased with the results.

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCNov16_SideEaselHeirloomRoses_ECDThanks_HappyRetirement.htmlLove those Heirloom Hybrid Roses from Die-Namics, just goes so well with Anna Griffins Rosa embossing folder..

Anyway, if you want to see all the details and descriptions, just click on any card image. Enjoy

I'm using an A Way With Words die from Elizabeth Craft Designs "Thanks" also available on Quietfire Design HERE

And I'm using a sentiment for the "Thanks - Cuddlers" 7pce set

and it fits for these challenges:
Die Cut Divas  monthly Nov Thanks
Scribbles Designs   #46 fall
Oh La La Challenge  #217 vintage
Dar And Diane  give thanks
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  thanks
The House That Stamps Built  DCC119 being thankful
The Sisterhood of Crafters  #66 something that flies
Aud Sentiments challenge  #168 sentiment
4 Crafty Chicks  #324 vintage
Crafty Ribbons Challenge  /175 ribbon/pearls/flowers
Cute Card Thursday  #451 something metallic (gold halp pearls)
Moving Along with the Times  #33 dies - letters or numbers
Brown Sugar Challenge  #224 anything goes
Crafty Cat Weekly  #346 anything goes
JW Scrap Shack  #164  3 colors, 2 embellies, 1 tech (green/yellow/red; pearls & ribbon; die cut word as easel stopper)
Polka Doodle Challenge  #45 anything goes
QKR Stampede  #217 a touch of gold
Corrosive Challenges  #11  fall

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCNov16_SideEaselHeirloomRoses_ECDThanks_HappyRetirement.html

Thursday, November 10, 2016

MC Nov/16 - Easel - Joy Fill 'er Up cards

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCNov16_Joy_Fill'erUp_Cards.html
Suzanne from Quietfire Design challenged the design team to use the "Fill 'er Up" stamps... So here are 3 using the word "Joy". Click on any card image to see all the details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCNov16_Joy_Fill'erUp_Cards.htmlI'm using several sentiment stamps, and a design element stamp from Quietfire Design as well. ("International Merry Christmas" 6pce set); ("Merry Christmas Poinsettia" 2 pce set); ("Peace on Earth" 2pce  set)

I'm also using a couple A Way With Words dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs "Love", "Peace",  and "Calligraphic Elements 2 - Ampersand" all. also available on Quietfire Design HERE, HERE and HERE
http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCNov16_Joy_Fill'erUp_Cards.html

And it fits for these challenges:
http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCNov16_Joy_Fill'erUp_Cards.htmlPenny Black at All Sorts Challenge  monthly Nov  Xmas
Sir Stamps a Lot  monthly Nov  Xmas
Artistic Inspirations  #167 anything goes
Craft Your Passion  #337 anything goes
We Love to Scrap Challenge  #89 2 ormore folds
Melon Headz Friends  add a sentiment
TTCRD  #8 - 15 anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown  #319 words
Penny's Challenges  #303 anything goes
The Paper Shelter  #272 Xmas
Crimbo Crackers  #119 Xmas - shaped card
Jingle Belles Rock  Xmas - Flowers
We Love to Create  #23  mixed media anything goes

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Kerri Forster - Folded Pen Exploration class

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/KerriForster_FoldedPen/KerriForster_FoldedPenExploration.html


http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/KerriForster_FoldedPen/KerriForster_FoldedPenExploration.htmlhttp://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/KerriForster_FoldedPen/KerriForster_FoldedPenExploration.html  I took a 2 day workshop last weekend (Oct 29 & 30th) with Kerri Forster, one of our BVCG guild members - fabulous. I LOVE her style of writing, and she's a wonderful teacher. I created a web page with the various work I did in class. Click on any image to see all the details and descriptions and lots more images... Enjoy

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/KerriForster_FoldedPen/KerriForster_FoldedPenExploration.html

Friday, November 4, 2016

MC Nov/16 - 12 Days of Christmas Accordion Card - ECD Celebrate


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCNov16_12DaysOfChristmasAccordion_ECDCelebrate.htmlI recently got a Penny Black "Perfect Pears" stamp (love it) and thought the 12 Days of Christmas stamp set would pair well (yes pun intended...) with it. I've used individual days in the past, but never the full set. So here goes BIG GRIN. Bummer I didn't have all the stamps I wanted, but thanks to online images was able to limp along...

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCNov16_12DaysOfChristmasAccordion_ECDCelebrate.htmlClick on any card image to see all the details and descriptions and more images etc. Enjoy

I'm using an A Way With Words die from Elizabeth Craft Designs "Celebrate" also available on Quietfire Design HERE

And as mentioned using the "12 Days of Christmas" 14 pce set from Quietfire Design



http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCNov16_12DaysOfChristmasAccordion_ECDCelebrate.html
And it fits for these challenges:
 Crazy Hazelnut Challenge  monthly Nov Xmas
 Digi Stamps For Joy  #130  Xmas or anything goes
Crafty Creations Challenge   #327  watercolors
Frilly n Funky  use mesh
Art Impressions Stamps  #196  Xmas
Crafty Ribbons Challenge  #174 ribbon

ANYTHING GOES:
Aurora Wings  #38 
Just Keep On Creating  monthly Nov
Craft Your Passion  #336
Crafty Sentiments Challenge
TTCRD  #1 - 7
Pennys Challenges  #302
Scrapyland Challenge  #53
Polka Doodle Challenge  #44
Craft Stamper Challenge  Monthly Nov
Little Miss Muffet  #150
JW Scrap Shack  #163
http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCNov16_12DaysOfChristmasAccordion_ECDCelebrate.html

Thursday, November 3, 2016

MC Nov/16 - Snowy Hills - ECD Season's Greetings


quietfirecreations.blogspot.caMy turn on the Quietfire Creations blog today with something I showed the gals at our last get together - how to create snowy hills... I've kept it very simple this time, crunched for time... There is a step by step pictorial of  how I created it. Just click on any card image or click HERE to go to my web site. Enjoy

I'm using an A Way With Words die from Elizabeth Craft Designs "Season's Greetings" also available on Quietfire Design HERE

And it fits for these challenges:
All Sorts Challenge  #387 Xmas card
Polka Doodle Challenge  #43  anything goes
MFP Sttamps  #44 anything goes
Hiding In My Craft Room  #273 anything goes
Southern Girls Challenge  #146  pop it up
Cuttlebug Mania Tic Tac Toe: emboss, floral, rhinestones; animal, dies, sentiment; ribbon, number, purple
Artistic Inspirations  #166 anything goes

quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca

Monday, October 24, 2016

MC Oct/16 - Oval Easel - ECD Peace - Joy On Earth


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCOct16_OvalEasel_ECDPeace_JoyOnEarth.html

My Turn on the Quietfire Creations Blog today. I resurrected my other Poinsettia from Penny Black... and am in love again. BIG GRIN.

 I'm using an A Way With Words die from Elizabeth Craft Designs "Peace" also available on Quietfire Design HERE


And I'm using a "Fill 'er Up stamp that so much fun to color... "Joy" as well as part of a sentiment stamp "Peace On Earth/O Little Town" 2 pce setClick on any card image to see all the details and descriptions. etc. Enjoy

Click on any card image to see all the details and descriptions or click HERE to go to my website.

And it fits for these challenges:
Hiding In My Craft Room  #272 any holiday
MFP Stamp Shop  #43 anything goes
Sweet Stampin Challenge  favorite color combo (red/green)
We Love 2 Create  #22 anything mixed media

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCOct16_OvalEasel_ECDPeace_JoyOnEarth.html

Friday, October 21, 2016

MC Oct/16 Celestial Skies - Milky Way/Moon & Saturn/My World

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCOct16_OvalEaselCelestialYouAreMyWorld_ECDForever_OurFriendship.html 
http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCOct16_EaselCelestialMilkyWay_ECDLove,MerryChristmas_WishYouWereHere.htmlI'm loving making these celestial skies... and when I was making the other ones, these thoughts came into my mind and didn't want to leave... so had to get them down on paper. BIG GRIN

I'm using several Elizabeth Craft Designs - A Way With Words dies "Forever", "Love", "Merry Christmas" also available on Quietfire Design HERE, HERE and HERE

And I'm using sentiment and quote stamps from Quietfire Design "In A Perfect World" 4 pce set

Click on any card image to see all the details and descriptions. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Trimmies Crafts  #386 Xmas
ColourQ  #363 black, lilace, turquoise, pumpkin, white
Crafty Catz Weekly  #343 embossing or anything goes


ANYTHING GOES:
Brown Sugar Challenge  #221
Polka Doodle Challenge  #42

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCOct16_OvalEaselCelestialYouAreMyWorld_ECDForever_OurFriendship.html

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCOct16_EaselCelestialMilkyWay_ECDLove,MerryChristmas_WishYouWereHere.html


Thursday, October 20, 2016

MC Oct/16 - Coffee & Friends Bendi Card - Sit Right Here By Me



I'm posting on Suzanne Digital Cutting blog with this newest cutting file. Love coffee... and what could be better than sitting with a friend drinking and yakking...

Anyway, you can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on any card image or click HERE to go to my websiteEnjoy

The cutting file I'm using is
https://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/view-shape/156214
I'm using parts of a couple quote stamps ("Garden Bench Collection" 4pce set);  ("Find Yourself a Cup...")

And it fits for these challenges:
Corrosive Challenges  #10  pink for awareness
Pile It On Challenge  #119 food or drink
Simon Says Stamp Challenge   think pink
Crafty Ribbons Challenge  #172 ribbon or lace
Little Miss Muffet  #149 anything goes


QuietfireDigital.blogspot.ca

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

MC Oct/16 - Winter Sky - ECD Brrrr - Warm Winter WIshes

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCOct16_WinterSky_ECDBrrrr_WarmWinterWishes.html
I was in a mood to do another wintry sky... 

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCOct16_WinterSky_ECDBrrrr_WarmWinterWishes.htmlI'm using an A Way With Words die from Elizabeth Craft Designs  "Brrrr"  also available on Quietfire Design HERE


I'm using a quote and sentiment stamp on the inside from  Quietfire Design  

Click on any image to see all the details and descriptions. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Crazy Hazelnut Challenge  monthly Oct  Anything Xmas
Fashionable Stampin  #116 trees
Crafty Sentients Challenge  anything goes
TTCRD  #18 - 24 anything goes


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCOct16_WinterSky_ECDBrrrr_WarmWinterWishes.html

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

MC Oct/16 - Easel Celestial Sky - ECD Always Thoughts - Sometimes I Just Look Up

quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca
My turn on the Quietfire Creations blog today with a step by step tutorial on the celestial sky.

I'm using a couple of the A Way With Words dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs "Always" and "Warm Thoughts" also available on Quietfire Design HERE and HERE

I'm also using a quote and part of a quote from Quietfire Design ("Sometimes I Just Look Up..."); ("I Shut My Eyes...")

You can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on any card image or clicking HERE to go to my website. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Fab n Funky  #322  shades of grey or sparkle
Dream Valley Challenges  #142 for a guy
Polka Doodle Challenge  #41 anything goes
Sweet Stampin Challenge  spots or stripes

quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca

Monday, October 17, 2016

MC Oct/16 - Gate Fold Napkin - ECD Remember - In The Midst of Winter

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCOct16_GateFoldNapkin_ECDRemember_InTheMidstOfWinter.html
I got this gorgeous napkin at our last get together with the gals - Thanks Liz. I knew I had to use it right away...

I'm using an A Way With Words die from Elizabeth Craft Designs "Remember also available on Quietfire Design HERE


I'm using a quote and sentiment stamp on the inside from  Quietfire Design  

Click on any card image. Enjoy

 
And it fits for these challenges:
Christmas Cards All Year Round  monthly Oct
Craft Your Passion  #334 anything goes
Loves To Scrap  #88 anything goes

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCOct16_GateFoldNapkin_ECDRemember_InTheMidstOfWinter.html

Sunday, October 16, 2016

MC Oct/16 - Easel Quill - ECD Autumn Wishes - Live In The Moment - HB

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCOct16_EaselQull_ECDAutumWishes_LiveInTheMoment_HB.html

I love the new Quilled Creations Highlights quilling papers, two sided. I used the two colors reversed on several flowers to give even more contrast.

I'm using a couple dies from A Way With Words from Elizabeth Craft Designs  "4 Seasons - Autumn" and "Best Wishes", both also available on Quietfire Design  HERE and HERE

I'm also using quote and sentiments stamps from Quietfire Design  ("Live In The moment..."); ("Happy Birthday - Plain and Simple" 7 pce set); ("We Cannot Tell The Precise..." 2pce companion set)

Click on any card image to see all the details and descriptions. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Die Cut Divas  monthly Oct  emboss
Crafty Sentiments Challenge  anything goes
TTCRD  11 - 17 anything goes
Pennys Challenges  #299 anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks  #145 orange and black
Moving Along with the Times  #31 trees or leaves
Seize the Birthday  birthday anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge  #220 handmade flowers
Crafty Catz Weekly  #342 all tied up
Dies R Us Challenge  #59 fall
MFP Stamp Challenge  #42 anything goes

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCOct16_EaselQull_ECDAutumWishes_LiveInTheMoment_HB.html

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

MC Oct/16 - Easel Quill - ECD Cherish - Autumn Is A Second Spring


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCOct16_EaselQuill_ECDCherish_AutumnIsASecondSpring.html
You know I've been limping along with no internet service since Thursday morning... I've tried connecting every day... and finally today I got connected. Go figure why. Sheesh - drives me crazy. We'll see what the service man says when he comes on Friday.

Anyway, I was inspired to make this leaf frame/background, so created it using my photo editing program and then electronically cut. Using bunches of stuff from my stash as well. So if you want to see all the details and descriptions, more images etc, just click on any card image. Enjoy
http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCOct16_EaselQuill_ECDCherish_AutumnIsASecondSpring.html
I'm using an A Way With Words die from Elizabeth Craft Designs "Cherish", also available on Quietfire Design HERE

And I'm using a quote and sentiment stamp from Quietfire Design - "Autumn Is A Second Spring..."; "In A Perfect World" 4pce set

And it fits for these challenges:
Anything But Cute  monthly Oct #18 Fall Day
Cute Daisy May  dies & punches
Penny Black at All Sorts  monthly Oct  autumn
Sir Stamps a Lot  monthly Oct Autumn
Melon Headz Friends  Green, Orange, Black or purple
Oh La La Creations  #215 shades of autumn
Stamps Fun Creativity  #286 special card shape
Deep Ocean Challenge  #139 favorite season
Lil Red Wagon  #362 green orange purple
Trimmies Craft Challenge  #384 inspir image of fall leaves
Fussy n Fancy  #174 bingo: shaped card, ribbon, flowers; distress, lace, buttons; pears, charms, die
Craft Stamper  monthly Oct  Fall
Dies Are Us Challenge  #58 leaves
QKR Stampede  #212 autumn leaves
All Sorts Challenge  #384 autumn colors
Sweet Stampin Challenge  autumn
ANYTHING GOES:
Craft Your Passion  #333
We Love To Create  #21  mixed media anything goes

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCOct16_EaselQuill_ECDCherish_AutumnIsASecondSpring.html