Wednesday, November 8, 2017

November Celebrations ~ Through The Craft Room Door

Through The Craft Room Door, November Challenge

Thank you for joining us for our Through The Craft Room Door 3rd Annual Celebration Blog Hop.  We have some great prizes throughout this blog hop.  Below you will find a list of those prizes.  More importantly, one winner will win a free years subscription to the magazine from our TTCRD Facebook page

Bugaboo Stamps (One Prize of $12.00 store voucher)
Crafty Sentiments (One Prize of a Choice of 3 images from the store)
DigiStamps4Joy (Three Prizes of 1 Selected image)
Lacy Sunshine  (Two Prizes of 1 Selected image)
Wink Wink Ink (One Prize a of a $15.00 store voucher)
MHKDesigns (One Prize of 1 Selected Image set) 
SheepSki Designs (One Prize of 1 Selected image)
Unity Stamps (Prize: Three $20.00 vouchers to store)

With all of the fun stuff out of the way, let's get to my own card for this celebration.  I have these great looking old-fashioned candy kabobs.  Who doesn't remember the fabulous old-fashioned candy as a kid? Even today we can still get that replicated candy.  Just working on this fun digi made my mouth water.  

I had so many ideas when I first started working with these candy kabobs. However, some were greater than my talent.  So, I thought, old-fashioned candy, how about an old-fashioned window display?

I used colored pencils to color my candy.  Plans were to use liquid glass to make the candy glossy and add some glitter for sugar. That is until I realized, my liquid glass was no longer liquid. I had not used it for a while, and when I did, I found it dried up. Bummer!!! 

I used Recollections paper for this card. The Sugar Plum stack was the perfect choice. A nice Damask with some added candy print helps to accent my candy kabobs.  I needed a little bit of sparkle, so it looked like lights shining down on it, so I added random sparkles.   What store front is complete without a facing? So, I trimmed down a sheet of paper, using just the candy covered cupcakes and added that to look like a shelf facing.  I finished the set off by adding the sentiment, "You are so Sweet" to attract window shoppers. 

I hope you enjoyed my card and the rest of the blog hop..  Below is the list of other designers. Please make sure you visit each blog to earn your opportunity to win one of our fabulous prizes.  

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Outlawz Tic Tac Toe Challenge

The October sponsor is Fabrika Fantasy. 

Our challenge winner will get 3 digis from the store!

Don't forget our other Fabulous Sponsors for October (check out the Outlawz sidebar) 

This week I have a Tic Tac Toe for you with some delicious colours and fun twists! Don't forget to tell us which row you used when you post your challenge - have fun!

Oh what a fun Tic Tac Toe board we had to use this week.  The combinations and the ideas flowed like crazy.  I do not really do spooky, but thought, I could do a cute spooky. So using the far left-hand column, I created a fun print and cut card.   The cat looks a little scared, and who wouldn't' with a spider crawling on his head. 

Through The Craft Room Door ~ Wiz Doodles Halloween

Hi Everyone and welcome to the new "Anything Goes" challenge here at Through the Craft Room Door.  This week we are sponsored by Dr. Digi's House of Stamps.  

Welcome to the brilliantly bizarre brain of Dr. Digi's House of Stamps. Here you will find monsters, aliens, odd balls and Dundertons as well as many many more wonderful digital stamps with a sense of humour. You could be the lucky winner of  2 digital images from the store.

I made this fun Halloween Card using the Wiz Doodles. Of course, I love most anything from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps.  They are all fun and make great cards.  

I made my paper using my Cameo Silhouette using their custom patterns.  Sure makes it easy to cutomize your coloring and your paper.   Every wizard needs a black raven, so I added a couple of black ravens to help with his spells. 

I hope you like it and please make sure you join us in our anything goes challenge. 

Monday, October 30, 2017

Createful Heart Digis ~ Victoria

Happy Monday Morning!!!   It is a beautiful fall day in the valley, with Halloween quickly approaching.   Today, I want you to see a beautiful vintage card I  create for Victoria from Createful Heart Digis.   I love making twisted easel cards, and Victoria seemed to fit the need for a nice vintage card.  You will often see, I do not put sentiments on my cards, al.owing a customer to choose the sentiment he or she would like.  This would be a great birthday card or a nice anniversary card.  

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Just Keep Swimming

For the  month of October, our sponsor is 
Our winner will get 3 digis from the store!
This week's challenge was chosen by Cara (that's me!) and I have an Inspiration photo for you to play with this week!
What a fun inspiration picture Cara has for us this week  I love the sparkle, but it reminded me of bubbles in a fish tank.  So I used the fun Beta fish pre-colored and created a card to cheer someone up.  I made the "Just Keep Swimming" sentiment a little large, but it still works.  

My inspiration for this card came from the sparkle baubles in Cara's photograph.  I keep thinking rows and rows of baubles draping down, or tons of bubbles in a fish tank.  Obviously, I went with the latter.   I used an embossing folder, to create my background.  However, I did not want just a plain background, so I I used the lightest of blue ink I had.  Using a brayer, I carefully, with a light hand rolled the brayer over my ink pad, then over my embossing folder.  Pretty fast and easy.


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Shy Rose from Faery Ink

Here we are, it's Wednesday again, and that means another crafty challenge with the Crafty Belle's and the Crafty Gals Corner Challenge Blog.  

This week the challenge is Punches and/or Dies

Our sponsor(s) this week are:

Farey Ink Image
Faery Ink 

This weeks challenge was to use punches and/or dies.  I have a Cameo, so I have few punches and dies, but I found a couple that worked perfectly for the challenge.  However, I do not know the name of either one, as I do not store my dies in the original packages.  I keep them on a magnetic sheet in a small square plastic box.  

I used the image Shy Rose from Faery Ink and colored her with my Prisma Colored Pencils.  I wanted a soft feel because of the shy nature of the design.   Using a light opaque sheet of paper from my stash, I layered my image over a light pink card stock.  Both pieces were cut from a die. 

Roses were a must for this shy little faery ink image. So, I added them in the bottom.  Tucking a few pearls in along the way.  I finished off the card by cutting a Birthday Wishes sentiment from another die and topping it with roses. 

Thanks for looking! 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tuesday Color Challenge with the Outlawz

This month our sponsor is 

Our winner will get the 3 digis that our team have to play with.

Don't forget our other Fabulous Sponsors for August

This week's challenge was chosen by Jeanie. Jeanie would like you to make a project using the chosen colour plus two more colours from the picture and add lace!

Again this week, we have a wonderful inspiration photo.  There are so many colors to chose from here.   I used the cute little scarecrow from Sheep Ski Designs.  I know, I have used it before, but he is so adorable, how could I not use him again.  This time, I colored him up in red, and matched him with fall papers.  I finished off the card with a leaf flourish and three paper roses.  

Through The Craft Room Door and Decosses Dynamite Doodles

Hello everyone, I am back again this week with another fun challenge with Through The Craft Room Door.  This challenge is sponsored by Decosses Dynamite Doodles. 

Here is some information about Decosses Dynamite Doodles.

Are you interested in digital sentiments, papers, and other embellishments?  How about a badge made especially for your blog?  If these are items you are interested in, you are going to want to check out D├ęcosse's Dynamite Doodles. My name is Lisa and with over 150+ posts of freebies to choose from, and new ones added often, I just might have what you are looking for.  Along with the freebies I offer, I also create blog badges, digital paper packs and scrapbooking kits.  Additionally, I'm so excited to now be sponsoring giveaways and challenges at other blogs.  It is my honour to be able to sponsor this challenge for Through the Craftroom Door!

So, if you have the time, come and take a look.  There is always inspiration to be found among my many different features.   I'd love for you to pop by and visit me.  I hope you have a blast!

You could be the lucky winner of the following:
Simply Beauty papers

For my project this week, I made this beautiful card.  I used The Beauty of Butterflies in ivory, and the Simply Beauty Patterned and textured papers in the pinkish/purple. (third one from the left).  While it is not quite a damask, it is close enough for me.  

I cut a card blank using my cameo. However, before it did the cut, I added the You are Unique sentiment and printed it on the card.  I then used the same pattern to cut the two different papers and the ivory butterfly.  I did make the butterfly considerably smaller again, using my cameo. I inked the edges of all of my papers, including the butterfly.  I added a ribbon and some beautiful paper flowers. After the flowers were added, I put the ivory butterfly on a piece of floral wire and inserted it into the flowers so it was hovering. I completed the card by adding another sentiment on the front of the card. 

Thanks for looking!