Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Animal Antics Challenge

Hello Crafty World.  This is Tammy from Cuttin and Stampin.  I'm happy to bring you a new challenge this week.  The theme is animal antics and your creations should have an animal on it
I have been taking an on-line card class call Clean and Simple Card Making 2.  One day one one of the techniques was to create a mask out of plastic and place it on the front of the card.  Ink the area with a bright ink and use white embossing powder over the top.  I like the result. 
I cut out a squirrel using my cricut.  Then I used a sticker and a few heart rhinestones up in the corner. 
Now's your chance to create something using an animal.  You can link your project below using the inlinkz tool and if you don't have a blog you can add your project to our flickr group HERE.  Please leave a links from your blog back here to CBD and show us a little love by becoming a subscriber.  This challenge is just for fun and will be open until February 5. 
I can't wait to see what you create.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Polka -Dot Challenge - Wednesday

Hello everyone, it's Tammy with Cuttin and Stampin here with today's challenge.  We are looking for 

Polka - Dots.  

Here's what I created to give you a little inspiration.  I started with just some old blue card stock and gave it the polka-dot back ground in bubble gum pink.  Then I used the "that's the ticket" stamp set and coordinating die for the tickets.  I used the "sending my love" stamp set for the light bulb and one of the tickets.  I created the pocket by hand and outlined it with a white marker.  A Muse Studio has some clear circle stickers that are 1.5" and I used one over top of the light bulb to give it a glossy look.  

I used one of the extra tickets and a strip of polka dot paper to add a little to the inside.  Hope this gives you an idea and you can build your own wonder full creation using Polka-Dots and enter our challenge.  You have until Tuesday, January 29th to submit your creation; this challenge is just for fun.  If you haven't already, please show us some love and become a follower.  You can add your project below using the Inlinkz tool, and if you don't have a blog you can add your project in our flickr group found HERE

Thanks for playing along this week and I can't wait to see your wonderful creations.  


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

New Alcohol Marker Challenge for CBD

Happy Wednesday everyone! Aletha here with a brand new challenge this week. This challenge is for all you alcohol marker artists. You must use those markers somewhere on your project. I have also decided to give this one a theme of “Hearts.” It’s real close to Valentine’s Day, so why not. 

Our sponsor for this challenge is none other than Rick St.Dennis MFA. I know that most of you have seen his images, and boy let me tell you, his illustrations run the gambit of eclectic, right up my alley. His prize for the winner is two images of the winner's choice from his Etsy shop. 

I decided to use one of his very “cute” images, “ValentineTurtle.” Isn’t he the cutest? He is on his way to see his little turtle girlfriend, and he is bringing his present with him. He’s also a lot of fun to color. My alcohol markers of choice are Copics, what else!

Now it’s your turn. I want to see something, from you, with hearts, and you must use alcohol markers. After you link up below, please hop on over to our Facebook group, Crafting by Design. If you haven’t already, join and show us you little piece of art with hearts. 

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great and creative week.
Aletha Jane

Monday, January 14, 2013

Mixed Media Monday!

Hi everyone!
I am so excited to be hosting this inspirational challenge!
What is Mixed Media?
A mixed media project is one which combines different painting and drawing materials and methods, rather than only one medium. Any materials can be used, including collage items such as pages from magazines, newspaper, photographs, fabric, or packaging. Or a mixed media piece can be as 'simple' as using two mediums, such as acrylic paints with pastel on top.
Our challenge is simple:
Anything Goes, Mixed Media!
For my project I made some twinchies.
What exactly is a twinchie?
It’s a two inch x two inch piece of artwork. You can use any media you like to make it, paper, fabric, wood, metal…the list goes on!
Heavy watercolor paper works perfectly for making this, but if you like to recycle you could use a cereal packet or other similar packaging, or even a postcard.

You can make up a set to keep for yourself, or you can start to trade them in swaps the same as you would for ATC's.

Twinchies are fun and completely addictive.

Here are the finished twinchies:

I used one of the twinchies to make a card:

You can see more details HERE.

Remember to have fun! I can not wait to see what everyone creates! Please do not forget to upload your project into the Mr. Linky thingy below, and if you don't have your own blog you can add your project to our flickr group HERE to link up.

This challenge is just for fun and will be open until January 20; we will select a winner from the entries.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Friday Freebie from Bugaboo Stamps

Hi everyone, Doris here.  I almost forgot to post this today, but don't forget to stop by Bugaboo stamps and check out their Friday Freebie.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Getting Ready for Christmas

Hello! Sharon here. Did I hear a little moan and groan when the you read the title of this week's blog post? Christmas is all put away in my house...I've had enough with the snow and counting down the days until the tulips bloom once again. However, I haven't had my fill of making Christmas cards, I'm more relaxed now that I do not have the other holiday festivities going on. And....if you're a procrastinator like me, this year long series is perfect for you. CBD began this bi-monthly challenge last year and it took off with great success. It is a fun challenge and you get to build up a small stash of Christmas Cards for when Jolly Old St. Nick comes back in town.

And now for the challenge...  Use a snowman or snowmen in your creation. Easy, peasy.

The card stock is from a shimmer/glimmer stack from M's. I believe it is DCWV. And I ran the base CS through my Cuttlebug. The stamp is an oldie. One of the first unmounted stamps I ever bought, it came from A Country Welcome. I colored her in using my blending chalks. I love coloring with chalk. Here is a close up of the corner:

This challenge will run until January 31st, and the winner will get a fabulous prize from a.muse studio (sorry, US residents only).  Remember to have fun! I can not wait to see what every one creates! Please do not forget to upload your project into the Mr. Linky thingy below, and if you don't have your own blog you can add your project to our flickr group HERE to link up.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Friday Freebie from Bugaboo and a great blog hop!


Hi everyone, Doris here.  It's Friday and that means you can snag another fabulous freebie digi from
Bugaboo Stamps today - go HERE and get yours!

Next up, we'd like to invite you to join our friends at Cuttin' and Stampin' Challenges for a Celebration Blog Hop with their new Design Team today and tomorrow.  Go HERE for the start and check out the great projects.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Colors of Nature Copic Coloring Challenge

Hello Everyone!  Cindy here - I'm excited to be posting my first challenge our blog.  And, it is my favorite type to project....coloring.  I'm not sure why I like to color images, perhaps it makes me feel like a child again or I feel like an artist.  Coloring reminds me that our creations are art and we are artists.  What do you think?

It is the beginning of a new year, so I like to think about the wonders around us.  Your challenge today is to color something from nature.  Flowers, trees, landscapes, butterflies....anything you see in nature.  Create a card, scrapbook layout, mixed media project or home decor item.

I love cardinals!  This year my "Christmas Theme" was cardinals.  I like them because you don't need to take them down immediately after Christmas...they can adorn your house through the colder months.  I had a cardinal tablecloth, cardinal kitchen curtains and small cardinals accenting wreaths and mantel decorations.  I made several of these framed cardinal scenes this year.  The image was colored with CTMH alcohol markers (yes I still love my Copics but I wanted to try my new CTMH markers) and the image is from Stampendous Rubber Stamps.  I added just a touch of glitter to the berries for an accent.

So grab your Copics, Markers, Watercolor Pencils, Prismas and feel like an artist in the New Year.  Use the Inlinkz tool below to add your projects and don't forget you can also add your projects in our flickr group HERE if you don't have a blog.  We'd also love for you to become a follower of this blog. This challenge is opened until January 8 and is just for fun.