Movie Night

Today we are introducing a new challenge in the CAS group at The Outlawz:  Movie Night! Enter a project depicting your favourite movie or use the theme in a general way: popcorn, tickets, big screen, specific stars, etc. So many ways to go with this but it must be CAS.

For my card I used my favourite characters:  Shy Bears. This image is Shy Bears Date Night from artist Lynne Stansbery at Squigglefly. The perfect recipe for a date at the movies:  popcorn and a cute movie date!

I used an image called Clear Filmstrip from Chiseled in Cloth. It had more frames to it, but I just needed one so I cropped it down. I placed my precious Shy Bears in the frame then added popcorn on the ground from I Brake for Stamps. I know I always drop popcorn all over me and the floor when I’m snacking!

I printed the image as shown, then coloured with Copic marker. I cut out all the small squares from the frame to make it a bit more realistic-looking. I popped up the main image then I added gold corner stickers and the adhesive eyelets.

Shy Bears Date Night from Squigglefly

Shy Bears Date Night from Squigglefly

Thanks for dropping by. Hope to see you in the challenge.

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Thank You

Today at the CAS challenge at The Outlawz we are looking for Thank you cards.

I used this adorable, pre-coloured frog image from the Friend in Need digi set from Doodle Pantry. I created the stripes digitally, added the Chalk bubble from Robyn Gough designs and added the sentiment (also from Friend in Need). Super simple design and the message is straight to the point!

Friend in Need digi set from Doodle Pantry and Chalk Speech Bubbles from Robin Gough Designs

Friend in Need digi set from Doodle Pantry and Chalk Speech Bubbles from Robin Gough Designs

Thanks so much for dropping by. I hope you’ll join us in The Outlawz challenge and check out the wonderful inspiration from my teammates!

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Can’t be in Denial

It’s November 5th today and it’s getting harder to pretend that winter is not on it’s way!

For the monthly challenge at Doodle Pantry, I used this adorable husky pup image from the Winter Critters set. For the cs in the background on the left side, I stamped a couple of snowflakes in Versamark ink and used Kaleidoscope ep. I used a scrap piece of Christmas dp for the right-hand side and inked the edges of both pieces before attaching. I printed my image then coloured it with Copic markers. I used nested circle dies and die cut my image along with the two frames that I placed in behind. I used Copic markers for the ice/snow-covered ground and the background around my image. I also added some dots of Copic opaque white (with a toothpick) for some added snowflakes and dots on my frames. I also added some gems that I placed randomly. The sentiment is from Squigglefly (Merry Christmas Circle Sentiment). I added a snowflake brad then sponged around the sentiment and popped it up.

image from Winter Critters and sentiment from Squigglefly

image from Winter Critters and sentiment from Squigglefly

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Winter Birthday

I don’t even like to ‘think’ the word ‘winter’, however it is inevitable! Since this month is my birthday month, I chose the theme of Winter Birthday for the CAS Challenge at The Outlawz this week.

I chose an acrylic stamp called A Pile of Penguins (yes, I actually STAMPED this one!) I stamped it then cut out with my oval die. The colouring was done with Copics and then I used a Fiskars ‘dots’ texture plate to create some extra snowflakes. I put the image back in the die and sponged the edges. I coloured in a bit of snow on the ground and added some texture throughout with Stickles, gems, Sakura clear glitter pen, Copic opaque white ink and my colourless blender. I added the 3 strips of glitter tape on my card base, popped up my image then added a couple of punched snowflakes and the Happy Birthday silver sticker greeting.

Pile of Penguins

Pile of Penguins

I hope you’ll join us for our challenge this week. As usual, there are lots of prizes to be won at the end of the month and some fabulous inspiration from all of the Design Teams for all of the different challenges at The Outlawz.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Pumpkin Patch

We still have a party going on at The Outlawz and in addition to the fun party games, we have the regularly scheduled CAS challenge. This week, we are asking for projects with a pumpkin. Easy, peasey for this time of year!

I used this gorgeous Pumpkin Urn image from Beary Wishes (and WOW! it’s still available for free!) I laid out my rectangle layers in my page layout program. The digi papers are from Shabby Princess, Shabby Fall kit. The sentiment is from Hambo Stamps, Harvest Bunny set. I printed the layered rectangles as shown then coloured my image with Copic markers. I printed the sentiment, inked the edges and added it as shown as I wanted it to appear like a tab. (It just dawned on me that I have been ignoring the backgrounds of my images – hmmmmm!) Too busy focussing on colouring I guess!

Pumpkin Urn from Beary Wishes

Pumpkin Urn from Beary Wishes

I hope you’ll join us over at The Outlawz – so many opportunities for great prizes.

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Cook or Stir

In addition to the regularly scheduled challenges, there is a P-A-R-T-Y going on at The Outlawz. Please check it out for some fun and some (more) prizes!

The CAS challenge this week is Bubble, Bubble Toil and Trouble! What does that mean, you ask! Create a project that includes something that you cook or stir – any theme, any occasion, as long as it’s CAS and fits this criteria, you are good to go!

My card this week is a digital creation. I brought digital papers into my page layout program, used a pre-coloured image from Doodle Pantry (Coffee & Biscotti) and placed the fantastic coffee stain for some realism! The sentiment is from the same set and it worked just perfectly! I most definitely do not cheap out on my coffee! I used distress ink on the edges of my main layer and then used a corner punch on each corner. It seems that a number of my teammates also enjoy this type of beverage as there are a few very different samples with coffee as the main feature, not to mention what our members have submitted so far!

Precoloured image from Doodle Pantry

Precoloured image from Coffee & Biscotti at Doodle Pantry

So glad you stopped by today. I hope you’ll pop on over to The Outlawz to check out this challenge or one of the others happening and to celebrate with us!

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It’s Party Time!!!!

Party!!!!!

ARE YOU READY TO P-A-R-T-Y!!!!!!

Hope so, because we are having a huge party at the Outlawz!! Yes, you read it right!! A party! At the Outlawz!! 

We are just about to 3000 members! Woohoo!! And we hope that by the end of our celebration we will have our 3000 members and be on our way to 4000!!

The Outlawz ladies have been working hard and have a boatload of sponsors, lots of prizes, and some fun and games for you, too! I believe there is also an extra challenge or two!!

If you are here at this blog, then you have the opportunity to participate in our SCAVENGER HUNT!!

Yes, each of us listed below has placed a clipart image on our sidebar! Write down what you see because on the OUTLAWZ MAIN PAGE,  you will see a  black PARTY!  tab at the top under the Outlawz banner.  Follow the links to get to the Scavenger Hunt as well as the other activities that are going on.

Let’s get started!

Here is the list of 14 DT members along with their blogs. Just visit each one and write down the Party clipart that is on the sidebar. You will need this to complete the hunt!

If you get lost along the way, go back to the Outlawz Party tab and resume!

Sandra        http://cardsandcreativity.blogspot.com/

Cara         http://creativechaosbycara.blogspot.com/

Peggy        http://dailygracecreations.blogspot.com/

Penny O      http://pennyskrafts.blogspot.com/

Linda W     http://scrappingheaven.blogspot.com/

Andrea        http://andneil.blogspot.co.nz/

Pat M        http://patacakespages.blogspot.com/

Ina           http://littlebitsofcraft.blogspot.com/

Janet          http://mainelycards.blogspot.com/

Alex    http://prettypaperandinkyfingers.blogspot.com

Linda O       http://allthingscreativeandfun.com/

Kathi         http://kathstales.blogspot.com/

Charlene   http://www.crystaldolphins.net/blog/  (that’s me)

Darcy        http://craftingwithdarcy.blogspot.com/

 

And here are the items you are looking for. They should be easy to find. Look on the blog sidebars near the top!

Pumpkins,  Party Balloons, Fireworks, Party Girl, Color Star, Party Penguin, Penguin Painter, Dancing Couple, Party Animal, Party Mask,  Party Hat, Party bunting/banner, Party Confetti, Party Gnome

Complete instructions for entering the Scavenger Hunt are on the Outlawz Main Page  PARTY! tab.  

Have fun!!!! And don’t forget to see what other activities are going on during our Party Week!!

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Vintage Birdhouse

I have created this card for Beccy’s monthly challenge at Beccy’s Place.

The image is Shabby Chic Birdhouse. This is a hybrid card that I created in my page layout program with digital papers. I created the template for the banner strips and ‘filled’ them with digital paper and placed them as shown. I then printed and coloured the image with Copic markers. After finishing the card, I decided I didn’t really like the shades of yellow in the roses, so I added some Picket Fence Tim Holtz Distress Marker to dull the colour down a bit and then added a bit of a prismacolour pencil then added yellow Wink of Stella. I’m still not thrilled with the result, but it’s better than it was! For my finishing touches, I added some wool strands and just wound them up and attached with glue, then placed my sentiment and added the 3 half-pearls.

Shabby Chic Birdhouse from Beccy's Place

Shabby Chic Birdhouse from Beccy’s Place

Thanks for dropping by!

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From the Heart Stamps – October Progressive Challenge

I have missed a few months of this challenge but bought back in so I could play along this month, with this adorable image! The freebie image this month is Apple Market.

I pulled up my image in my page layout program and created a double border around it, so that I could do some doodling in it, once it was printed. I printed it, then coloured it with Copics. I drew the doodles with a marker then added the black dots in between the triangles. Inspired by my friend Cheri’s recent creation here, I used a white Inkssentials pen to create the white dots on the banner and added some white dots on my triangles and the faces of these adorable kitties. I used my Copics to add the grass in and then added some small cs pieces from my stash and inked around the edges. The striped banner piece was created by using half a border die. I attached everything as shown and added some black gems to the banner just to tie it in with my dotty theme!

Apple Market from From the Heart Stamps

Apple Market from From the Heart Stamps

Thanks so much for dropping by!

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More Leaves for Squigglefly

Another opportunity to include leaves on my card so I couldn’t resist. This is for the challenge at Squigglefly that ends today. The theme is to include leaves or something that indicates ‘leaving’ (i.e. travel), so it’s a pretty wide-open theme.

I used two Squigglefly images: Bentley’s Balloon Lift by Cheryl Grant Alger and Autumn Tree by Inger Harding. I combined the images and printed as shown and then coloured with Copic markers. The background layer was done awhile back via watercolouring distress inks. I used my Tim Holtz distress tool around the edges of both layers then added distress ink to the edge of my main layer. I popped up the sentiment, (from Doodle Pantry’s River Raft set) added the flower. The inner part of the flower was made with this really cool new(er) paper from Tim Holtz. On the balloons, I drew in some lines with my Copic multiliner pen and used my colourless blender to add the dots in the other. I traced the swirly part of the tree and the balloon strings with a Sakura clear glitter pen and finally drew in some extra dots (in threes) with a Gold metallic Sharpie marker.

Images from Squigglefly and sentiment from Doodle Pantry

Images from Squigglefly and sentiment from Doodle Pantry

Thanks so much for dropping by today!

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