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

Thursday, 21 April 2022

Creative Knockouts Challenge #449 with Pattie's Creations - Wings & Things or Furry Friends

Happy Thursday friends!

How is your April going? Time sure flies when you are having fun, doesn't it? 

It's time for a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts. For Challenge #449, our theme is Wings & Things OR Furry Friends (your choice!) and our wonderful sponsor is Pattie's Creations.  She always has such cute designs - this week I am working with the fun Flamingos Stamp Set. 


Here is what I created:



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

Thursday, 7 April 2022

Creative Knockouts Challenge #447 with All Dressed Up Stamps - For the Girls

Happy Thursday friends!

Well, I started a new Chemo drug last week. So far, so good!  I have 12 rounds of this drug - once a week on Fridays. Wish me luck!  I know I will do just as well through these rounds as I did on the first batch. Keep those good vibes coming - I appreciate it.

It's time for a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts. For Challenge #447, our theme is For the Girls and our wonderful sponsor is All Dressed Up.  I am working with a digi called "New Hair Do" - being a hairstylist, of course I had to choose this one! She's just too sweet.


Here is what I created:




For this card, I decided to do a little paper piecing. I started by printing the full digi image onto my cardbase and a second copy on a piece of cardstock. I colored the bow and shirt from the second piece using Tonic Studios Nuvo Alcohol Markers. Then, I fussy cut them out and attached them to my cardbase. Just a cute and easy card!  The sentiment was stamped using basic black ink.  Isn't she adorable? 

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