Thursday, 17 November 2022

Creative Knockouts #479 - Anything Goes

Hello crafty friends!

Well, winter has officially arrived here in the prairies....so it's time for some snow fun!

It's time for a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts Challenge #479. 

Our theme this week is "Anything Goes” and our sponsor is the amazing “SheepSki Designs”. I chose to work with a stamp set called "Winter Deer Image No 195"

Here is what I created:


I haven't does a "distressed' card in a long, long time!  I started by printing the digial image out on white cardstock, then covered it with Versamark.  I sprinkled on the Distress Frosted Crystal Embossing powder and heat set (I'm still learning - so bare with me! haha)


I did add a few layers of Speckled Egg and Tattered Rose here and there for some color.  Then I added some Taupe ink to age the papers.


I grabbed some vintage book paper and distressed with tearing, ink and some White Gloss Spray.


Finally, I stamped my sentiment and some "snow" using the Speckled Egg Distress Oxide Ink!




I hope you enjoy this card!  I had tons of fun creating it - it felt good to do a different style for a change and get inky! haha

Can't wait to see what you all create!  Good luck at the challenge!

xoxo
Jess







Thursday, 25 August 2022

Creative Knockouts Challenge #467 - Make it Funny!

Hello crafty friends!

It's another beautiful week ahead - seriously, hasn't this August weather just been incredible?  I don't know about you, but I don't want summer to end this year!

It's time for a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts Challenge #467. 

Our theme this week is "Make it Funny” and our sponsor is the amazing “Pattie's Creations”. I chose to work with a stamp set called "Pickle Jar

Here is what I created:


I printed off the image and watercolored, then re-traced all the lines with a thin sharpie to make it more defined. I created the sentiment on my computer and printed off. Easy peasy!

I hope to see you at the challenge! :)

Until next time,

Jess

Thursday, 11 August 2022

Creative Knockouts #465 - All Stitched Up

Happy Thursday friends!

Happy news!  My chemotherapy is complete. I'm still learning to live with some energy issues, medical menopause (oh what fun that is! LOL) and waiting on my surgery date. Hopefully that will come soon. Cancer is definitely a long haul process. BUT - I'm happy to be inching closer to being cancer free.

Let's get to the challenge!
Over at Creative Knockouts, For Challenge #465, our theme is All Stitched Up.

Our wonderful sponsor is Mirtillamente Digital Stamps.

I know I say this every week, but their stamps are super cute.  I used the Digi called almost-cute-elephant.
I used a simple wash of watercolors for this quick and simple card. The stitching element of course is hand drawn around the edges. 

Here is what I created in more detail:


I hope you will join us at the challenge!  

See you next time!

Jess

Thursday, 16 June 2022

Creative Knockouts Challenge #457


Happy Thursday friends!

I’m super happy to announce that I only have two more chemotherapy appointments left! Horray! There’s still a long road to go, but I’ll be happy to have this part done! Onward and upward!

It's time for a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts. For Challenge #457, our theme is Use Two or More Patterned Papers!

Our wonderful sponsor is KLM Designs. Their stamps are just adorable! I used the Digital Stamp called Christmas Light Gnome.

I printed off the digi and coloured with alcohol markers - still not my fave thing to do but I’m trying! Lol

The pattern papers are from Prima. I figure I could use this challenge to get a head start on Christmas cards! Hehe

Here is what I created in more detail:



Thanks for stopping by! Your comments mean a lot to me :)

Hugs! 

Jess


Thursday, 2 June 2022

Creative Knockouts Challenge #455 with Twinkle Lane Designs - Fun Folds


Happy Thursday friends!

June!  Time flies when we are having fun, right? 

It's time for a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts. For Challenge #455, our theme is Fun Folds!

Our wonderful sponsor is Twinkle Lane Designs. Such whimsical and fun stamps. I used the Digital Stamp called Mini Ice Creams

I started by using the digi to create a full sheet of paper. I printed it onto white cardstock, then watercolored to give it some brightness!  Then, I found this adorable Kite design folded card on Pinterest and followed her instructions.

Here is what I created in more detail:





A little bit of lace and embroidery floss finished off the "tail" of my kite!  How cute!

I hope to see you at the challenge. Challenges are a great way to bust out of a creative funk - or just to have fun and maybe win a prize or two!

Until next time,

Jess