Wednesday, August 24, 2016

No Escaping It & True Magic

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/NoEscapingIt&TrueMagic.html

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/NoEscapingIt&TrueMagic.htmlThought I'd throw in a bit of calligraphy for a change... Our Guild put out a challenge to create something with one of two quotes they chose. We'll see all the different result with it. I decided to do something with both quotes.

I still had one more alcohol technique to do from Tim's 103 class using a straw or other air propellant to move alcohol inks around. I used my airbrush machine. I remember doing this a long time ago with a straw. Several of my cards were published in one of the card making magazines at the time.

Anyway you can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on any image. Enjoy

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/NoEscapingIt&TrueMagic.html


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

MC Aug/16 - CAS _ ECD Autumn - Is A Second Spring - Just For You


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCAug16_CAS_ECDAutumn_IsASecondSpring_JustBecause.htmlI was playing with my alcohol inks, stencils and my air gun making these funny air blown flowers and then some calligraphy... Then I was in a mood to create autumn leaves with the ink - didn't turn out how I wanted so ended up sponging the leaves through a die cut stencil... Love the colors.

It's a CAS card - rare for me. You can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on any card image. Enjoy

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCAug16_CAS_ECDAutumn_IsASecondSpring_JustBecause.htmlI'm using one of the newer A Way With Words from Elizabeth Craft Designs "4 Seasons - Autumn" also available on Quietfire Design HERE

I'm also using a quote stamp and a couple sentiment stamps from Quietfire Design. "Autumn is A Second Spring..."; "Just For You" 4pce set: "10 Tiny Sentiments" 10pce set;

And it fits for these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  decorative border 
4 Crafty Chicks  #312 leaves
Melon Headz Friends  dies or punches
 


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCAug16_CAS_ECDAutumn_IsASecondSpring_JustBecause.html


Monday, August 22, 2016

MC Aug/16 - Jasmin - ECD Mr, Mrs, Forever & Always - The Heart Has Its Reason

My turn on the Quietfire Creations blog today with a wedding card. I rarely make them, but since one of my friends is getting married this week, thought I'd get one made BIG GRIN.
http://quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca/2016/08/mr-mrs-forever-always-heart-has-its.html
Susan Tierney Cockburn recently uploaded a video on making her Jasmine flowers (I spelt it the French way without the "e" sigh!!!) on the Elizabeth Craft Designs uTube HERE It was just in time since I was trying to decide what flower to use on this wedding card... I thought it was perfect.

I'm using several of the newest  "A Way With Words" dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs which will be available soon ("Mr, Mrs" 2pce set); ("Forever"), ("Calligraphic Elements 2  Ampersand" 3pce set); ("Always") all available on Quietfire Design HEREHERE; HERE and HERE
quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca 
I'm using quote stamp on the inside from Quietfire Design   ("The Heart Has It's Reason"); 

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

And it fits for these challenges:
Pile It Up Challenge  #115 die or electronic embellishments
MFP Stamps Challenge  #34 anything goes
All Sorts Challenge  #377 fabulous florals



quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca

Saturday, August 20, 2016

MC Aug/16 - Faux Lace Seascape - ECD Dream - Remember That The Earth HB


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCAug16_FauxLaceSeascape_ECDDream_RememberThatTheEarthHB.htmlAt the last get together with the gals, I showed them an easier method of creating the faux lace technique and of course had to use the sample I created... I paired it up with a bunch of Designs By Ryn stamps "Sea Creatures set 1 & 2 - love them

I'm using one of the more recent dies  A Way With Words from Elizabeth Craft Designs "Dream" also available on Quietfire Design HERE

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCAug16_FauxLaceSeascape_ECDDream_RememberThatTheEarthHB.htmlAnd I'm using a quote ("Garden Delights - Remember That The Earth..." 8pe set) and bunch of sentiment  ("Happy Birthday Plain and Simple" 7pce set) stamps from Quietfire Design on the inside.

Click on any card image to see all the details and descriptions including the Faux Lace technique. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Crafty Catz Weekly  #334  Birthday or anything goes
Seize the Birthday  anything goes BD (2nd entry)

MFP Stamps  #34  Collage stamping background
Scrapy Land  #48 use an image or digi
The Paper Shelter  #260 BD sentiment
Lil Red Wagon   #355 surfs up
Crafty Creations Challenge  #322 use words/letters for background
Deep Ocean Challenge  #135 seaside/beach
Designs By Ryn  Monthly August use Ryn's products
Crazy Challenge  #344 a place that gives you peace seaside/water)
Crafty Calendar Challenge  Monthly August Summer fun
MMM Challenge  #246 inspiration image see below


ANYTHING GOES:
Avenue 613 #188 (2nd entry)
Polka Doodle Challenge  #33
JW Scrap Shack  #152

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCAug16_FauxLaceSeascape_ECDDream_RememberThatTheEarthHB.html


Friday, August 19, 2016

MC Aug/16 - Quill - ECD Thank You - Thoughtfulness


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCAug16_Quill_ECDThankYou_Thoughtfulness.htmlA very productive day at quilling again. Love when that happens... Came home and immediately created the card, finishing the inside today. Am very pleased with it although the coloring on the image should be more a peachy background. C'est la vie.

I'm using the new Quilled Creations "Highlights" quilling paper. Loving them, they are one color on one side and another color on the other. The one I'm using for the flowers is pink/purple.

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCAug16_Quill_ECDThankYou_Thoughtfulness.htmlI'm using an A Way With Words die from Elizabeth Craft Designs "Thank You" also available on Quietfire Design HERE

And I'm using part of the "Thanks - Cuddlers" 7 pce set from Quietfire Design

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

And it fits for these challenges:
Southern Girls Challenge  #141 anything goes
Fab n Funky Challenge  #316 anything goes


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCAug16_Quill_ECDThankYou_Thoughtfulness.html



Wednesday, August 17, 2016

MC Aug/16 - Faux Lace - ECD Thanks

I'm loving doing this faux lace technique and especially after figuring out an easier way to do it. BIG GRIN
Haven't done anything on the inside yet. Will wait until I need to give it to someone and put the appropriate saying  there...

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

I side folded my 5.5"w x 4.25"h white card. Embossed the front using Elizabeth Craft Designs "Flower Mosaic" embossing folder. Sponged all around using Distress "Brushed Corduroy" and then "Tea Dye".

I created the faux lace, placing my tape on my craft sheet, moving the tape around to create holes and lacy areas using a very pointy balled stylus, then pressed my white cardstock over the tape, lifting it from my craft sheet. Sprinkled with some gold and copper glitter and some Stampendous "Crystal Snow". Burnished.

The frame around the lace is from my stash - alcohol technique on glossy paper and then die cut with Elizabeth Craft Designs "Fitted Frames 1 - Lace Rectangles" set, using the negative portion.

Adhered a piece of Gold/Gold Sari ribbon on the diagonal lower right corner. Adhered the frame assembly, then the bow on top.

Die cut the "Thanks" twice. Inking with Versafine "Vintage Sepia" and embossing with Emerald Creek Era Powders "Charred Gold' embossing powder. Adhered it off set to the 2nd layer which was colored with a dark brown marker, then onto the card.

And it fits for these challenges:
Dar and Diane  neutrals
Penny's Challenges  #291 anything goes

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

MC Aug/16 - ECD Dec 25, Merry Christmas 2

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCJuly16_ECDDec25th,MerryChristmas.html 
Finally the newest dies are being released... 

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCJuly16_ECDDec25th,MerryChristmas.html 
Elizabeth Craft Designs "A Way With Words" dies designed by Suzanne Cannon from Quietfire Design is releasing 13 new die sets - Yippee. Loving the word "Brrr!" (you can see my post HERE) and "Dec 25th" - will be using those 2 a lot... But then there are so many good dies being released - a 2nd version of Merry Christmas 2 - sheesh. Ok, Ok... here goes with a card I made to showcase the "Dec 25". Also Available on Quietfire Design HERE and HERE

I'm also using several dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs "Mitten" 4pce set; "Beaded Oval Frames" and "Beaded Circle Frames" (the negative portions...)

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

And it fits for these challenges:
TTCRD  #16 - 22 anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown  #307 anything goes
My Time To Create  #327 embossing
We Love To Create  #17 anything goes
Pile it On Challenge  #114 make your own background (die cut snowflakes used to create embossed background) (2nd entry)


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCJuly16_ECDDec25th,MerryChristmas.html

Monday, August 15, 2016

MC Aug/16 - Punch Flowers Faux Lace - ECD Forever Friends - Those Who Find - Enjoy Your BD

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCAug16_PunchFlowersFauxLace_ECDForeverFriends_ThoseWhoFind_EnjoyYourBD.html

So I found an easier way to do this faux lace technique... applying the tape to a craft sheet, moving it around and then pressing the cardstock down and lifting the tape. Real easy on the fingers this way...

And while I was at my last get together with the gals, made a bunch more of the punch flowers. I tried spraying them with Spray Starch which helped a bit but no where as stiff as I would like,,, so need more experimenting. But really like the results of them this time.

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCAug16_PunchFlowersFauxLace_ECDForeverFriends_ThoseWhoFind_EnjoyYourBD.htmlI'm using one of the newest A Way With Words dies which will be available soon on Elizabeth Craft Designs "Forever" and are now in pre-order. Also available on Quietfire Design HERE. I'm also using a previous release word "Friends" and on Quietfire Design HERE

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

And it fits for these challenges:
Crazy Challenge  #229  birthday
Craft Your Passion  #325 anything goes
Love To Scrap  #84 anything goes
TTCRD  #9-15  anything goes
The Paper Shelter  #259 punches and dies (2nd entry)
Craftin Desert Divas  watercolor (the background)
Seize the Birthday  Birthday
All Sorts Challenge  #376 butterflies
MFP Stamp Shop  #33 glitter technique (strips of tape in the lace technique with added glitter)

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCAug16_PunchFlowersFauxLace_ECDForeverFriends_ThoseWhoFind_EnjoyYourBD.html

Sunday, August 14, 2016

TH 103 Day 5 - Alcohol Landscape Painting Technique

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/TH103Day5_AlcoholScenic_ECDBestWishes.html
Finally getting around to doing another of the techniques from the Tim Holtz 103 class - Alcohol Landscape Painting Technique. I'm pleased with the results and it goes really fast... I worked on Yupo which is a really nice material to work on although it's not heat stable so embossing something is tricky...

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/TH103Day5_AlcoholScenic_ECDBestWishes.html
I'm using one of the earlier die release from Elizabeth Craft Designs A Way With Words "Best Wishes" also available on Quietfire Design HERE
http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/TH103Day5_AlcoholScenic_ECDBestWishes.html

And I'm using quote stamps from Quietfire Design on the inside  ("Deep Within The Winter..." 2 pce set); ("Here and There The Dark..."); ("Blessed is the Season..."); ("International Merry Christmas" 6 pce set)

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

And it fits for these challenges:
Creatalicious Challenge  #96 anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  go wild... (2nd entry)
The Sisterhood of Crafters  #60 Close to nature
Trimmie's Craft Challenge  #376 anything goes (2nd entry)
Brown Sugar Challenge  #211 anything goes
Jingle Belles Rock   Reindeer (ok not quite a reindeer... a Big Horn Sheep)
Polka Doodle Challenge  #32 anything goes


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/TH103Day5_AlcoholScenic_ECDBestWishes.html

Saturday, August 13, 2016

MC Aug/16 - ECD Brrrr, Warm Wishes - Baby It's Cold Out Here

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCJuly16_ECDBrrr,WarmWishes_BabyIt'sColdOutHere.htmlFinally the newest dies are being released... 

Elizabeth Craft Designs "A Way With Words" dies designed by Suzanne Cannon from Quietfire Design is releasing 13 new die sets - Yippee. Loving the word "Brrr!" and "Dec 25th" - will be using those 2 a lot... But then there are so many good dies being released  - sheesh. I'm also using the word Warm from "Warm Thoughts" and Wishes from "Best Wishes
Ok, Ok... here goes with the 1st card I made to showcase the "Brrr". (dies also available on Quietfire Design HERE and HERE and HERE
I'm also using a couple die sets from Elizabeth Craft Designs "Beaded Circle Frame" set and "Alphabet- lower case" set

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

And it fits for these challenges:
QKR Stampede  #204  monochromatic
Artistic Inspirations  #162 anything goes (2nd entry)
Crimbo Crackers  #113 Blue Xmas (2nd entry)
Southern Girls Challenge  #140 anything goes  (2nd entry)



Friday, August 12, 2016

MC Aug/16 - Easel Stacked Cut - ECD Peace - May Your Longest List

 http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCAug16_EaselStackedCut_ECDPeace_MayYourLongestList.html
Suzanne has outdone herself again... 13 new dies will be coming soon to both Elizabeth Craft Designs and Quietfire Design. Loving them. Am having a blast using them BIG GRIN.
If you'd like to see the Quietfire Design Team in action with the dies, click on this link HERE Suzanne made a great video.

I recently saw a video by Jennifer McGuire "Stacked Cut Technique" which I decided to play with. She uses colored cardstock and a blackout die set. I decided to use white cardstock and colored it with Distress pads and created a blackout layer.

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCAug16_EaselStackedCut_ECDPeace_MayYourLongestList.html
As promised click on any card image to see how I created the blackout layer and my silhouette cutter to create my layers - 8 of them BIG GRIN.

You can see the card I made yesterday HERE, which just used the die as is - for those of you without an electronic cutter.

Today I'm using the "Peace" die which will be available on Quietfire Design HERE

And I'm using a quote stamp from Quietfire Design "May Your Longest List...
http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCAug16_EaselStackedCut_ECDPeace_MayYourLongestList.html

PS thanks Suzanne for including the blue piece of cardstock in my order that I have recycled BIG GRIN.

And it fits for these challenges:
Crazy Hazelnuts Challenge  monthly Aug Xmas (2nd entry)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  Go Wild I went wild with 10 layers...)
Paper Shelter  #259 dies and punches
Crimbo Crackers  #113 Blue Xmas


ANYTHING GOES:
Penny's Challenges  #290

Little Miss Muffet  #144 (2nd entry)
Trimmie's Craft Challenge  #376


Click on the die pic to place your pre-orders.




Thursday, August 11, 2016

MC Aug/16 - Easel Stacked Cut - ECD Merry Christmas 2 - Have Yourself A Merry Little


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCAug16_EaselStackedCut_ECDMerryChristmas2_HaveYourselfAMerryLittle.html 
Suzanne has outdone herself again... 13 new dies will be coming soon to both Elizabeth Craft Designs and Quietfire Design. Loving them. Am having a blast using them BIG GRIN.

If you'd like to see the Quietfire Design Team in action with the dies, click on this link HERE Suzanne made a great video.
http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCAug16_EaselStackedCut_ECDMerryChristmas2_HaveYourselfAMerryLittle.html

I recently saw a video by Jennifer McGuire "Stacked Cut Technique" which I decided to play with. She uses colored cardstock and a blackout die set. I decided to use white cardstock and colored it with Distress pads and used the die as is. If you stay tuned, tomorrow I will be uploading a card describing how to make a blackout layer. 

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCAug16_EaselStackedCut_ECDMerryChristmas2_HaveYourselfAMerryLittle.html
Click on any card image to see all the details and descriptions. Enjoy

I'm using "Merry Christmas 2" A Way With Words die, also available on Quietfire Design HERE

I'm using a sentiment stamp from Quietfire Design "Have Yourself A Merry Little..." 3pce set

And it fits for these challenges:
Oh La La Creations  #210 ribbon & bows (2nd entry)
Crafty Sentiments Challenge  use dies
Fab n Funky Challenges  #315 Xmas (2nd entry)


http://www.quietfiredesign.ca/Pre-Order-A-Way-With-Words-Dies/


Click on the die pic to place your pre-orders.



Tuesday, August 9, 2016

MC Aug/16 - Faux Lace - To Create - The Only True Gift - HB


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCAug16_FauxLace_ToCreate_TheOnlyTrueGift_HB.html
One of the gals from our quilling group will be teaching/demoing the "Faux and Fancy Lace Technique". I remember doing this technique eons ago - everything old is new again... So I checked back to see my instructions and created a new card to bring with me for show and share. It's wicked on the fingers... I need to find my adhesive eraser.

Another gal from quilling brought a card with flowers similar to those purple ones, so I said I'd try to mimic them for here. They're made with a circle punch from a smoother type of mulberry paper. It's very malleable when wet.


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCAug16_FauxLace_ToCreate_TheOnlyTrueGift_HB.htmlI'm using a couple quote, sentiment and design element stamps from Quietfire Design.
("To Create is to touch..."); ("The Only True Gift..."); ("Butterfly/Dragonfly" 7pce set)

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

And it fits for these challenges:
Art Impressions Stamps  #190  glitter & shimmer
Polka Doodle Challenge  #31 anything goes
QKR Stampede  #203 things with wings
Avenue 613  #188 anything goes
Cupcake Inspirations  #370 colors: Eggplant, Petal, Jade
Craft Your Passion  #324  anything goes


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCAug16_FauxLace_ToCreate_TheOnlyTrueGift_HB.html

Sunday, August 7, 2016

TH 103 - Day 5 - ECD Remember - The Rose Of Time - Season's Greetings

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/TH103Day5_ECDRemember_TheRoseOfTime_Season'sGreetings.html
I've been a little slack in doing my TH 103 homework... but had a hankering to do this Alcohol Texture Resist Technique. And I know, this Christmas card is a little weird... Personally I think doing something out of the ordinary is good when it comes to Christmas...

Loving this rose (2pce set) & quote from Quietfire Design and the Season's Greetings sentiment (3pce set).

Using one of the newest Elizabeth Craft Designs dies "Remember" also available on Quietfire Design HERE
http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/TH103Day5_ECDRemember_TheRoseOfTime_Season'sGreetings.html

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

And it fits for these challenges:
TH 103 Day 5 Alcohol Inks
Digi Stamps For Joy  #127  roses or anything goes
Scribbles Designs  #43 how does y9our garden grow
Oh La La Creations  #210 ribbons and bows
Tuesday Throwdown  #305 Tic Tac Toe: buttons, DP, ribbon/twine; die, marker, embossing; flower, monochromatic, kraft
Fab n Funky  #315 Xmas
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  fabulous florals
We Love 2 Create  mixed media
Pile It On Challenge  #114 make your own background
ANYTHING GOES:
Penny Black @ All Sorts
Sir Stamps A Lot
Scrapyland  #47
Southern Girls Challenge  #140 (I know only 8 challenges...)



http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/TH103Day5_ECDRemember_TheRoseOfTime_Season'sGreetings.html

Saturday, August 6, 2016

MC Aug/16 - eCut BFly Tunnel Card - May The WIngs - HB


quietfiredigital.blogspot.ca
Another wonderful electronic file, that I had to use, available on the Silhouette onLine store designed by Suzanne Cannon from Quietfire Design. "Butterfly Tunnel Card" which looks like this



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

I'm also using a few quote/sentiment stamps from Quietfire Design "Butterfly Circle - May The Wings" 5pce set; "Follow Your Dreams..."; and "Happy Birthday Plain and Simple" 7pce set.

And it fits for these challenges:
Love 2 Scrap  #83 use 2 of something (2 types of flower embellies - rain drop and pearl; 2 colors of embossing powder)
Melon Headz Friends  favorite stamp set (Butterfly Circle - May The Wings)
Facebook Card Maker Mag Challenge  BD greetings

ANYTHING GOES:
Craft Your Passions  #323
Incy Wincy Designs
Penny's Challenges


quietfiredigital.blogspot.ca

Friday, August 5, 2016

MC Aug/16 - CAS - ECD Winter - Wonder

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCJuly16_LetItSnow_ECDSeason'sGreetings.html
I just got some new stamps from Frog's Whiskers - Rosewood stamps of various winter trees... As if I needed more, but I always say you can never have enough tree images... or flowers or butterflies etc. ROFL..

The card is white cardstock folded to 5.5"w x 4.25"h

Anyway I used the "Backwoods" stamp as the focal, inked with Distress Forest Moss" and clear embossed. The I used a water brush and some "Stormy Sky" on my craft sheet to add in the shadows. Sponged some "Tumbled Glass" in the sky area.

Voila the scene is done... 

I added a die cut word "Winter" (also available on Quietfire Design HERE) cut from white cardstock, inked with the stormy sky and embossed with Emerald Creek Hot Stuff "Turquoise Shimmer" embossing powder. adhered to card.

Stamped the "Wonder" (Christmas Cuddler 4pce set) using the same blue and clear embossed.

Die cut the snowflakes (Elizabeth Craft Designs "Mittens" 4pce set) from white cardstock, applied Quickie glue and sprinkled with Stickles dry glitter "Star Dust"

Click on image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Crazy Hazelnuts Challenge  Monthly Aug anything Xmas
One Layer Simplicity  #30  art themed (stamping, sentiment & painting)
Crimbo Crackers  #112 Xmas
Hiding In My Craft Room  #261  Xmas
MFP Stamps  #31 anything goes
Sweet Stampin Challenge  anything goes


Thursday, August 4, 2016

MC Aug/16 - Brick Wall - Just Living Is Not Enough


quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca
My turn on the Quietfire Creations Blog today and must admit I was a little stumped as to what direction to go in. I'm in a little bit of a slump again... Nothing was inspiring me. I picked up this stencil (Crafter's Workshop "Tuscan Wall") the other day and decided to use it. I love the peek a boo kind of image it had of the brick wall. The card is a very simple one layer card, but I think it turned out ok. Didn't do anything on the inside yet... Those little butterflies all over the wall make me smile - which is good. I very, very rarely analyze my work, but I think the brick wall symbolizes my feeling like hitting a brick wall. Sorry for rambling on...

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

quietfirecreations.blogspot.caI'm using a quote from Quietfire Design "Just Living is Not Enough..."

And it fits for these challenges:
Artistic Inspirations  #162 anything goes
Crazy Challenge  #227 sunny colors or a smile (definitely all the little butterflies...)
Crafty Sentiments Challenge  anything goes
TTCRD  #2 - 9 anything goes
JW Scrap Shack  #149 anything goes
Polka Doodle Challenge  #30 anything goes

Saturday, July 30, 2016

MC July/16 - Happy 65 - Sunflowers - How Old Would

quietfiredigital.blogspot.ca
 And another of my friends is having a 65th birthday... so I thought I'd use some of Suzanne's newest digital cutting files "Flourished Happy Birthday" and "Flourished 65" available on the Silhouette onLine store, and paired it up with another of the files I love the "Sunflower".

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCJuly16_Happy65_Sunflowers_HowOldWould.html
On the inside I used an oldie but goodie quote stamp "How Old Would You be..." from Quietfire Design

Click on any card 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  #304 birthday
Scrap Land  #46 embossing Heat or dry
4 Crafty Chicks  #309 favorite DP (Bazzill Monochromatic)

ANYTHING GOES:
Penny's Challenges  #288
Simon Says Stamp Challenge
The Paper Shelter  #259
Little Miss Muffet  #143
Southern Girls Challenge  #139
http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCJuly16_Happy65_Sunflowers_HowOldWould.html