Monday, September 19, 2016

Autumn Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers

I am so ready for Fall.  The heat and humidity in NC has been going on way too long.  I am looking forward to cooler days and hiking in the woods.  Bring on the cooler weather!  If we can't have that, at least we can have some fun with our newest Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers - Autumn.  This could be Autumn colors or an Autumn theme such as Harvest or falling leaves.  I am anxious to see your beautiful creations!

This lovely image is Fall Angel by Mayumi Ogihara.  I colored her with copics following along with the artist's rendition.  I am fairly pleased how she turned out.  I used a die to emboss the front of the card.  The banner and leaves were in my crafty junk drawer.  You know the place - elements and things that were not used on other projects.  I am afraid I have quite a bit in it!

Welcome Fall!  Come and play with us this Challenge!

Have a beautiful week!
:) Pam

Monday, September 5, 2016

Crafty Cardmakers Layer it Up Challenge

This week at Crafty Cardmakers we would like to see lots and lots of layers.

I used my circle dies and cut out several circles and layered them around the card.  The little frog and the sentiment are from Jane's Doodles. He was colored with copics and googly eyes were added for a bit of fun.   I hope this card will bring joy to a little one on their birthday.  It will be donated to the "Birthday Card Project".  I think it is quite cheery, with all the bright colors.  Not necessarily my style, but that's what challenges are all about, the chance to step out and try something new.  Come join us!

Here's to a beautiful and happy week. 
:) Pam

Monday, August 22, 2016

By or Under the Sea Challenge

We have a super fun challenge this week at Crafty Cardmakers - By or Under the Sea.  We are looking for your awesome designs featuring an underwater, coastal or beach scene.  
We have a wonderful sponsor this time,  Woodware Craft Collection.  I can't wait to see what you create!

I decided to use this sweet Phyllis Harris stamp, Best Day Includes You.

I used watercolors and framed this for my craft room.  This stamp reminded me of my little brother, Scott and me.  He was eight years younger than me.  Poor kid had to put up with 4 older sisters.  He passed away 2 years ago.  I miss him every day.

Please join in the fun.
Have a wonderful week!

Monday, August 8, 2016

"Time" Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers

Our new challenge at Crafty Cardmakers is "time".  Please interpret this as you wish, just let us know how it relates to time if not obvious.  

I struggled with this one.  I didn't really want to use a clock or watch and there are so many great quotes on time, I found myself at a loss of what to do.  Funny, I spent a lot of time trying to figure out what to do with this challenge and none that I was pleased with.  I had something in mind for quite a while and just couldn't make it work to my liking.  I found myself running low on "time" so I went through my stash of stuff and came up with this CAS card. 

This image is from Sassy Cheryl and just makes me smile.  I used an embossing folder on vellum to create the background and Hero Arts Snippets for the sentiment.  Last minute and not my favorite, but a wonderful reminder to us all to play more and enjoy our lives.  What a great way to spend our "time".

Have a lovely week!
:) Pam

Monday, July 25, 2016

Summer Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers

This week's Crafty Cardmakers Challenge is Summer.  Please feel free to interpret this how you like, coastal scene, summer activities, vacation, as long as it relates to summer.  I am looking forward to seeing all of your creative cards and projects for this challenge.  

I decided to use the cute image from My Favorite Things.  I am a huge fan of Heather Ellis's Pure Innocence stamps.  They always make me smile.

Card Design
Pure Innocence Fun in the Sun Stamp and Die
Concord and 9th Beautiful Words Stamp and Beautiful You Die
Copic Markers
Glossy Accents
Spellbinders Dies
Paper Pieced her swimsuit

I am entering the following challenges:
Glitter N Sparkle Challenge 198 - Summer Sunshine 
Robin's Fetish Challenge Blog - At the Beach
Eclectic Ellapu Challenge - Life's A Beach

Hope you can join us!  Have a beautiful week.
:) Pam

Monday, July 11, 2016

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge - Bling it Up

I thought the Bling it Up Challenge this week would be an easy one.  Well, you couldn't tell it by my craft room.  I had everything out and the only work space I had was the floor!  I really wanted to do a mixed media mermaid canvas, but ran short of time.  I thought I could add bling to some cards that I already had in the works, but it just didn't seem to fit.  I spotted these Ikea containers in my craft closet.  They were collecting dust and really were on their way out.  Hmm....this could be fun.  This is the end result.

 I had a terrible time trying to get a good photo.  I finally had to stop trying for a good photo as it was taking longer than it actually took to do the project.

I attached the lace and Prisma flower with Aleene's Super Thick Tacky Glue.  I have used this for years and love it.  It held quite well.  The rhinestones on the second container were connected.  I cut to the circumference of the container and ran it through my Zyron.  Amazing!  It seems to be holding well.  I also used the same method to attach the rhinestones to the shell.  These are so shiny and sparkly.  Love them!  They are a great addition to my craft room.

Please join us for this fun challenge.  Bling is always a good thing!
Have a wonderful week!
:) Pam

Monday, June 27, 2016

Shabby Chic Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers

The challenge this time at Crafty Cardmakers is shabby chic/distressed creations.  We have a wonderful sponsor, Woodware Craft Collection for this challenge.  They are a Yorkshire based family owned business.  Check them out here.  They have an awesome range of crafty goodness.  A big thank you to them for sponsoring this fun challenge.

I decided to alter a bottle.  I did a sisters bottle a couple of years ago.  I thought this one would go nicely with it.

This is a picture of my Grandma, Edith May Demmon when she was a young girl.  She was born in 1891 and lived to be 94 years old.  She was the only grandparent that I was blessed to know, as my other grandparents passed away before I was born.

I have wonderful memories of my Grandma.  She was an awesome lady.  She taught me to knit when I was five and spend hours playing games with me, teaching me Bible verses and poetry.    

I hope that you will join us for this challenge and please check out our fabulous Design Team creations.  Have a wonderful week!
:) Pam