Sunday, November 30, 2014

Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #12, Christmas/Anything Goes

Merry Christmas Everyone :)
This month's challenge for Crafts Galore Encore is a Christmas project or Anything Goes.  The sponsor for this month's challenge is Beccy's Place.  She has the cutest digis and is giving the prize of three images or one set of images to this month's winner! 
So get your paper and scissors out and make a card or any kind of project! 
Here is my card:
I used white card stock for my base.  I cut an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper to 4 1/4 x 11 and used my bone folder to crease the paper at the 5 1/2 mark that gave me a top folding card.  I then cut the red background patterned paper to 4 x 5 1/4. I then used my Swiss Dots embossing folder with some white card stock and after I embossed it I cut it to 1 1/2 x 4 1/4 and added it to my card.  I used my Spellbinders small ovals and large ovals for the image and blue patterned paper.  The image is from Beccy's Place and it is called Snowy Snowflake.  I colored this adorable image with my Prisma Colored Pencils.  To smooth out the coloring lines I used Odorless Mineral Spirits.  I dipped paper stubs into the mineral spirits and lightly rubbed the colored areas until they were smooth.  To get the color off of your stub just rub it on an emory board or sandpaper and your ready to do your next color.  I used my Wink of Stella pen to add some sparkle to my snowflakes.  The sentiment is from my stash and all I did was stamp it cut it out and notched the edges.  If you have any questions please be sure to ask in the comment section below.
So now it's your turn!  Get your creative juices flowing and make something and add it to the Crafts Galore Encore blog and you could win some of Beccy's awesome digis! 
Thanks for stopping by and make it a BEAUTIFUL DAY just by smiling!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Crafts Galore Challenge # 11 Anything Goes and DT Call.

Hello Everyone :)
I hope this post finds you well.  I've been so busy lately I haven't had time to post anything!  Well I'm here now and it's a new month with a new challenge from Crafts Galore Encore as well as a DT Call! We are looking for some new DT members to join us at the start of January 2015. You will need to create one project per month (usually using digi stamps provided by sponsors) and to comment on challenge entries. You are also expected to enter challenges with your projects and promote the challenge where ever possible.
We are a happy band of crafters living across the world, we don't "do", drama and we have lots of fun!
If you would like to join us please add DT next to name on your entry. We will contact a short list of people who will be invited to tell us a little bit about why they would like to join us x
Denyse 父 Coughlan's photo.
  This month's challenge is Anything Goes so for my DT project I decided to make these adorable Julie Nutting Paper Dolls.

I used Julie Nutting's 12 x 12 Stencil from Prima.  First I traced all the pieces on chipboard and cut them out.  I then went into my 6x6 paper pads and cut out their outfits and glued them to the chipboard.  The arms and legs move so I added brads.  I traced and cut out the flowers that hold their hands together.  To get that weathered look I wet the paper and scrunched them up in my hand.  The banner does not come with the stencils.  To make the banner I used a Spellbinder to cut out the pennants. To do that I folded old book paper in half and put the die on top and ran it through my Big Shot.  I then used my Sizzix letter dies to cut out the letters and then I glued them onto the pennants.  I thought they needed something else so I took some thin ribbon and added charms to give them each a necklace.  I also put lace on two of the outfits and fringe on the middle doll.  I really enjoyed making them!  I encourage you to get the stencil and give it a try!
The prize for the Crafts Galore Encore challenge this month is from Whoopsie Daisy Digis.
Isobel Hunter's photo.
She is giving two sheets of digis to the winner of this months challenge! 
That's it for me! 
Dawn :)