Monday, October 28, 2013

Calendar Girls Challenge Oct, Sept and August

Hi all, I am combining my challenges that I missed while I was having computer problems. This month our lovely hostess was Barb and she challenged us to the following...



OCTOBER 2013 CHALLENGE
Miss October: Barb

Here is the October Challenge--For me a true challenge is to try a new technique. So--that is going to be the challenge I propose to all of us.

Go to this link Technique Lovers Challenge Forum and chose a new technique to you that has a 1 or 0 in the challenge number--like TLC410 or TLC360 or any more current number (as I posed this challenge way back in January........................) The technique you pick should be one you have never tried before--and you can go back as far as you want in the forum in the posted techniques to find one to tackle. Please list the number and name of the technique you tried in your blog post. And--to make the challenge a bit harder--you cannot create a card this month! You need to think outside of the box and try a totally new technique along with a project that is anything but a card............... And--for extra credit--make a creation with a Halloween theme!



Well I must tell you I definitely needed the extra credit so I used Halloween images as I have been absent so much... the technique I used is here it is TLC12 Hot card. I had never heard of it let alone tried it but it was fun. Since Barb asked us not to do a card, I chose to make a bookmark....here it is...


I loved this little vampire and had to include him on my bookmark...(of course I needed to use glittah after all everything is better with glittah)...lol...


In September our beautiful  hostess was Terry and this was her challenge:

SEPTEMBER 2013 CHALLENGE
Miss September: Terry

September is a month full of changes. From the leaves on the trees changing colors, to me changing how old I am.

My challenge to you is to use the attached sketch to create a birthday card. Your card can be for a male or a female but it needs to include one type of embossing....can be dry embossed cardstock or a wet embossed image, your choice!

Have fun with it and create something wonderful!

Here is the link to the sketch:

Sketch Challenge 450 {8/21/13}

and this is what I came up with:




I didn't write anything inside the card as I may not use it for a birthday but I could...





In August our sweet hostess was none other than Paola, aka Sweet P. and this was our challenge:
AUGUST 2013 CHALLENGE
Miss August: Paola

For the usually HOT and HUMID month of AUGUST, I would rather do something to get cooled off ...but what?
mmmm..I got it! We could make some SNOWballs....or even SNOWangels in the middle of summer, but how? ♥

Here's what I suggest :
Your challenge for this month is to create something with anything that begins with the word SNOW.
However, here's the catch: Your card should NOT reflect Christmas at all...
...but rather just images AND sentiment ( s ) that start with *SNOW*.

Here's a list of compound words for you to chose from and get started with...(feel free to add your own)
Once you blog your card, please also make sure to add what was your word choice
that your card reflects, and also WHY you selected THAT particular word...
Thank You and happy stamping .....Have FUN 'chilling out' on a hot summer day....♥

Paola
aka Miss August ♥

SNOW words:
Snowman ; Snowberries ; Snowballs ; SnowWhite ; Snowplow ; Snowsuit ; Snowflakes ; Snowqueen ;
Snowmobile ; Snowshoes ; Snowcone ; Snowangels ; Snowfort ; Snowbird ; Snowgoose ; Snowfall.


This is what I came up with:



There are acrylic snowflakes as well as glittah cut out ones. Snowballs, and lots, and lots of sparkle...I think I hit the snow word... I am also going to use this card for the Hope you can Cling to card challenge

Challenge Title: Blingtastic
Hostess: corgidusty
Keyword: HYCCT1314

In real life this card is totally blingtastic.



Thanks so much for stopping by and if you are still reading thank you for taking the time to check out the challenges I missed due to a sick computer...

Please stop by the other calendar girls blogs and check out their wonderful creations....I am sure you will not be disappointed...

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

DDD Challenge Oct 2013

I can't believe I'm finally back. It has been a long couple months first my computer blew up then a virus ate up my files....yikes...but...now I can come back, see and visit with my cyber friends and catch up...

The challenge this month was chosen for us by Judy for the Divas and Paola for the Darlings...both awesome crafters and friends...this was their challenge:

TRICK OR TREAT?

"Trick or Treat,
Smell my feet,
OR
Give me something
Sweet to eat!"

My darling Divas, for this round, my partner Paola and I would like for you to create a card celebrating Halloween.  So far this holiday has yet to be represented by the Dueling Darlings.  In addition to creating your Halloween card we would like for you to share your view on Halloween...
Do you celebrate it?  If so, what's your favorite part?  (Eating candy is nNOT an optional answer...LOL!)  Please share one or more for the following suggestions:  a trick, a treat, a recipe, favorite costume, favorite decoration, fun times, etc....Pictures are always a welcome visual too!

The following items are in your kit:
Stamped images: Recollections
DSP:  My Mind's Eye, "Wicked Mechant Malvado"
Ribbon:  CELEBRATE IT HALLOWEEN
Twine:  My Mind's Eye, Lime Twist
Pewter brads:  Making Memories
Skull and Crossbone brad, Spider and ghost embellishments: ???

HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO YOU ALL!
HOPE IT'S FULL OF TREATS!!



I received my awesome kit from none other than our lovely Judy...and let me tell you....I thought she had made the kit just for me....giggle giggle...it was full of fun glittery items. Glitter paper, glitter embellies...oh what a delight to look at, play with and drool over. I loved everything so much I just had to use as much as I possibly could. So off to SCS tutorials I went. I decided on the lumniara which is found Here . I had made one before so I knew I could use at least 4 of the awesome designer papers, and at least 4 of the images Judy sent along...I was in crafter's heaven...Oh boy did I have fun...


Here is the final product of my fun:







Now for those that know me, I am sure you will believe me when I tell you I colored all my images with the exception of the RIP with glitter. Black white and orange. I used the BOO sheer ribbon to place on the bottom of each panel. I have a battery operated candle inside but it is really hard to see. My pictures didn't turn out as well as I had hoped but at least I get to post...on the spider panel I used one of the wonderful spooky spiders Judy sent along towards the top right  side and trimmed the top of the whole creation with the beautiful sparkly orange and black ribbon...Thank you so much Judy...this was so much fun and the kit was AWESOME..

As for my Halloween memories. I have always celebrated Halloween. My mom's house was always filled with moving decorations and people would come from miles around to check them out. I myself didn't have as many as her but I had my fair share. The Christmas before she died my mom made each of us (6) ceramic pumpkins with our last names cut out for the mouth...One of the nicest things I like about Halloween, is that for not a ton of money you can make many, many little ones happy by dropping some candy into their bags. It is so much fun to see their costumes and the delight on their little faces as they thank you and run off to the next house.

Thank you for stopping by...I know I have rambled on...but please take a bit of time and stop and check out all the other creations made by the Divas and Darlings...I am sure you will not be disappointed..

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol