Monday, January 15, 2018

It's a new Year and a New Challenge at All Dressed Up! ATG with ADU

Happy New Year to all our followers and welcome back to a brand new challenge
Thank you for all the fabulous entries last month and we are very happy to have so many! The winners and Top Three will be announced on the 29th as chosen by our DT.
As always the theme for our Blog Challenge is -
Anything Goes 
but you must use a All Dressed Up Image.
 I'm using the image called Happiness and think that it would be a great image for Anything doing with LOVE!  I used some light pastels and antique backing coloring to accent it along with some romantic papers.  The faceted gems on the side of the image are actually a deep peony but the light didn't pick that up. On the inside, I repeated the beautiful rose paper and a great sentiment from KKS.  
We are all glad to be back from a nice vacation with our families and can't wait to show you all the beautiful Wendy Burns images that are coming in 2018!  What a great year it will be!  Join us on the ride for this challenge -we can't wait to see your creations!

Reminder of ATG Challenge, Theme Winter Wonderland at Color It Create It Show It Off

 What a great way to use this wonderful image from Sherri Baldy, Img 094, than as a reminder that there is still a challenge going on over at Color It Create It Show It Off!  I had so much fun coloring her up in winter colors--even using some rustic Ski Lodge papers for the background papers and  used crystal Stickles for Ice frost on the pine needles.  Thought shades of blue, lavender sure made ME think of snow.  In Illinois, I think we've been living in the Arctic for weeks now!  AND there's plenty of colds and flu going around here--that's why I decided to make this into a Get Well Card.  We'd love to see your creations in our Challenge-plenty of time to get your creation in.  We can't wait to see them!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Paper Nest Dolls Challenge--I'm using Avery with a Snowman

 It's that time again to showcase an image from Paper Nest Dolls that's perfect for this Terrible Winter SNOWY weather we've been having in Illinois lately-Think tonight it will be -25 degrees with the wind chill- YIKES! 
I would be wearing my snowsuit just like Avery With Snowman, found here at the PND Store.  Did you know that this isn't a rubber stamp? Paper Nest Dolls has digital images also and they are so handy to resize!
I decided to use this as a Birthday card-I always have requests for those!  After coloring her with copics, I edged the white card stock with a Color Box fluid ink in Peony.  Looks sharp next to the black sky/white snowflake paper and the Raspberry trimmed image.  I stamped using a white ink so it would show up against the pinkish-red card stock.  I finished the inside off with the same snow design paper.
Christine from PND has so many images for you to choose from--be sure to join in our challenge for a chance at some fabulous images.  It's our Birthday month--even more special when you join us to celebrate. Hope to see you there!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes over at Color It Create It Show It Off!

This is a great way to start off the New Year with a wonderful My Bestie image and a super monthly Challenge over at Color It Create It Show It Off!
This is Img 180 and she can be found here.  There are so many Winter/Seasonal images that Sherri Baldy has in her store!  Just perfect for the theme over at CICISIO--Winter Wonderland-Anything Goes!
I love the Skiing aspect of this image!  It's unique-I love the combination of purples and soft greens.  I added some diamond stickles on her fur "ruff" around the boots for some bling effect!  I used silver metallic on her poles and White Chunky Frantage for the snowy effect in the background.  I think the wooden snowflake is an adorable finish.  On the inside,I finished it with some triangles of design paper and a rubber stamp from my stash.  It's got multi-purposes for the giver of the creation!  Come join our Challenge--we'll ALL get inspired!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

The Last Hurrah at Come and Get It Challenges

Hi everyone, we are back with some more inspiration from our fabulous Design Team and Guest Designers for the last Hurrah as they say. This is our final challenge at Come and Get It which is sad, but unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control we have no choice but to close the challenge. It has been a great 6+ years bringing challenges to you every week.

We would also like to at this time say thank you to all the sponsors we have for this challenge and for all the challenges in the past, without you this challenge would have been gone years ago. Anyway I hope you all like our inspiration for the challenge and you can find the link to enter the challenge below. We will be back on January 8th to post the winners and will give the winners 2 weeks to claim their prizes. and then we will be closing the doors. Thanks again to all of you for participating as well.  This has been  wonderful time for me with these designers and I will truly miss them tremendously.
I used a design from the company Cute as a Button and it's called Ski Lift.  Kind of looks like my Granddaughter!  I used a couple of design papers for the Christmas Tag and then colored her with Copics.  Added some white Flower Soft for the snow and then white eyelets for snowflakes.  Then topped it off with some pink satin ribbon .
If I've met you crafters along the way through this great Challenge website, then I'm thrilled.  I've always been excited to be here and using all these terrific sponsors.  I hope to see again along life's highway and in Crafty Land.  Thank you all for supporting our efforts through the years.  We will miss hearing from everyone of you.  'Til we meet again!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Using a Christmas image over at the All Dressed UP Challenge Post-come on over!

 I'm having so much fun making up some Christmas cards with all the wonderful digital images over at All Dressed Up!  The one I'm using for this card is called Happy Christmas Little Star.  She looks so festive with green "velvet" dress, red shoes and wings with a Wink of Stella in clear sparkle.  After using a great paper with evergreen wreaths, I used a red sheer bow and gold glittered sprigs accents and 2 deep red faceted gems in the corner.  On the inside, I used a paper printed with a Christmas song and a heavy cardstock printed sentiment for the Holidays.
Our Challenge for the month is ready and waiting for your creation and we are waiting to get inspired by you!  Thanks for stopping by!

Reminder there's a Christmas-ATG Challenge over at Color It Create It Show It Off

With this little cutie, I'd like to remind you that right now there is a Challenge going on over at Color It Create It Show It Off.
 We welcome you to use whatever medium you wish and whatever image you wish. We the design team create with our sponsors image My Besties, but you are welcome to use anything. Our new Challenge for this month is Christmas/Anything Goes.
I'm using Mr. Snow man Scan 0046    and I love all the little details on him!  To bring out the red accents on him, I matted it with a Christmas stripe and then used as a background a shiny paper that looks like some of the white has been scratched off down to the shiny silver-I love it!  I added some white flower soft for the snow drifts on the bottom.  The different accent on the card is some light blue jewels that are hanging like melting snow, like on the pot handle, glove...can you spy the other places?  Well, you've got lots of time to show us your creations at our challenge-we can't wait to see them!