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

Monday, June 13, 2016

For A Special Man Challenge

In honor of upcoming Father's Day, the challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this time is "For A Special Man".  

This stamp is Fiddlin' Frog from Heartfelt Creations.  It was quite the challenge to color as there is so much going on.  I wanted to create the look of moonlight behind the frog. It wasn't turning out how I expected, so it ended up in the trash bin.  The next day, I decided to rescue him and do my best to create a nice card and the result is above.  

Please join our challenge in honoring a special man in your life.

To those that are father's, Happy Father's Day!

:) Pam

Monday, May 30, 2016

Monochrome Challenge

A new challenge at Crafty Cardmakers - Monochrome.  My team mates made some awesome cards.  You can get inspired here.

This is my contribution for the Monochrome Challenge.

The stamp is a Phyllis Harris Design from Unity Stamps.  It is called Head Up, Heart Strong.  I stamped her with Stazon on vellum, then colored the opposite side with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, then attached it to my card using my Zyron.  I love the way the Zyron adhesive is easy to use with vellum, but it does take away a little from the special look of the vellum.  The sentiment is also from Phyllis Harris.

This card will be going to my sister Janice who just celebrated 5 years cancer free!

I would love to see your creations.  Come join us!
Have a beautiful week!
:) Pam