Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Snowbutterfly Card

http://www.fabrikafantasy.com/store.php#.Vw6jjnqfeis
It's new release day over at Fabrik Fantasy Digis. I chose to use Snowbutterfly -03 for my design team inspirational card.

I colored the image using Copic Markers and merged her with a background and sentiment in the Craft Artist 2 program.

Challenges:
http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.html
http://cccdigicreations.blogspot.com/2017/11/challenge-85-anything-goes.html
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/challenge-52.html

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Armoire Tag Card

http://maridigisstore2.blogspot.com.br/search?q=M03
http://maridigisstore2.blogspot.com.br/
For the challenge this month at Mari Digis, I chose to make a stand up armoire card. The image I chose for my design team card is M03 Girl Thoughtful. I colored this sweetie with Copic Markers and cut her out leaving a slight white edge. I put soft pads on the back of the image.

I took 2 Julie Nutting, armoire tags and punch a small near the top of each. I used a mat knife to cut the doors open in one armoire tag. On that same tag I decorated with printed scrap paper and gems for pulls (card front). I also glued a solid paper behind the large opening where the doors were.

I drew a clothing pole in the opening. I printed several piece of clothing from Julie Nutting stamps and cut them out. I cut a few hangers for the clothing from Spellbinders MD2-002. I trimmed the hangers and glued them to the back of the clothing and used them to decorate the card front and inside also.

I popped the colored image on the left side of the armoire, where she looks 3D on the soft pads. I tied some ribbon through the holes and made a stand up card! Maybe she is deciding what to wear to school the next day!

Come to our challenge and see what other team members have designed.
Challenges:

http://cuteasabuttonchallenge.blogspot.com/2017/11/welcome-to-challenge-39-and.html
 http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.nl/2017/11/challenge-54.html?m=0
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-33.html

Heart Wings Card

http://digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/
Digistamps4joy has come out with several new releases today. I chose to use Heart Wings (da0150) for my Design Team inspirational card.

I colored the image using Copic Markers and cut it out leaving a slight white edge. I placed a small piece of white card stock in the Swiss Dots (37-1604) Cuttlebug embossing folder and ran it thru the Cuttlebug machine.

I adhered the dotted white card to the center of a black base card and glued the cut image of Heart Wings on top.

Come and visit the Digistamps4joy shop for really creative digis!
Challenges:
http://cuteasabuttonchallenge.blogspot.com/2017/11/welcome-to-challenge-39-and.html
 http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.nl/2017/11/challenge-54.html?m=0
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/challenge-33.html

Friday, November 10, 2017

In Honor of Veteran's Day!

I would like to share with you the two men I know and the experiences they had during WWII. This story was written sometime ago and some of it was printed in a national magazine.Here it is, the whole story!
Two Views of World War II
 by Carla Brooke

For just about as far back as I can remember the camera has always been an important element in any events occurring in my family.  Whether it be my first steps or simply a beautiful panoramic view, my father recorded it for all the world to see and admire.
Before I came along dad had plenty of resources for his camera work, for he was stationed in New Delhi, India, as an Army radioman during World War II.  He was considered quite a shutterbug around his base, always on the look out for that great photograph.  While looking dad acquired a good deal of knowledge of the area and was assigned to drive high-ranking officials throughout the provinces.  Many shots taken on these trips later became award-winning photographs in the years following the war.


I recently discovered that my father was not only a wonderfully talented photographer, but a skilled writer as well.  The evidence of this is in the original copy of a story he wrote while on board a ship returning from World war II and illustrated with his own black and white pictures of the soldiers returning home after 33 days at sea.
Here is the original story by my father, Jack Gutstein.




THE PICTURE THAT GOT AWAY
I and about 700 other G.I.’s, were passing our thirty-third day at sea.  Our ship, The General Bliss, was now steaming serenely through peaceful waters, heading for San Francisco.  The Far East was now but an unpleasant memory.  The dangerous passage through the mine-infested Makassar Straits had become a mere passing incident, as was our stop-over in Guam.  Perhaps, there still lingered some impressions of the havoc wrought by war on Manila and Manila Bay; Corregidor, and Bataan, where the marauding Huks hunted, and were hunted, in those far-off green hills.  Gone were those frustrating hours spent in seeking calmer waters so that an appendectomy might be performed upon one of us.  Fragments of the resentment we felt for the poor chow and the bilge in the water lockers were fast melting in the warmth of the sun.

An air of expectancy, an electrical tension seemed to have charged the atmosphere around us.  The hubbub of voices dwindled slowly into silence.  It was a profound silence, but it spoke volumes as faces turned to look upward toward the crow’s nest.  Feet shuffled, someone coughed, a bell sounded somewhere.  Then the silence closed in again.  Only the gentle lapping of the swells along the sides of the ship punctuated the silence.

Then, land ahead!  The cry crackled and whipped throughout the ship.  It was picked up, relayed and relayed again.  Land ahead!  It traveled from prow to stern and amidship faster than here I can possibly tell about it.
Seven hundred G.I.’s then tore away all restraint.  As if ordered by some prearranged command, we started to climb.  Up and over the forbidden top decks we went.  Over the bridge and into the rigging climbed an eager brown horde.  In minutes every high point of vantage held its’ quota of men.  Again faces turned in unison, this time to peer intently toward the eastern horizon toward land, toward home.

Callously, I brought my camera to bear upon some of the faces around me.  The first face I focused upon disturbed me.  With the second, I found myself lowering the camera gently to my side.  Guiltily I looked about me!  I felt as though I were a trespasser.  As though I were violating the innermost privacy of each of the men I chanced to scrutinize.  On these faces were painted pictures of joy such as I have never before witnessed.  All about me moistened eyes told the story.  Here, campaign-hardened veterans, from the fetid, stinking jungles of Burma, the desert of India and other black holes of the orient, were standing unmasked for all to see.
Gingerly I changed position.  Eagerly, I let my eyes strain forward, my being filled with an explosive mixture of emotions.  Spontaneously, I joined in the wild cheering when we sighted the Golden Gate Bridge.  We were home.

Photography isn’t just limited to my side of the family.  My father-in-law, Anthony Brooke Sr., who caught the camera bug from his father, Arthur Brooke (a photographer in World War I), was born in Los Angeles, but grew to his mid-teens on a farm owned by his grandparents in England.  His parents, British subjects, were separated.  The farm is where young Tony became “fascinated by motion pictures and always wanted to be a cameraman,” he told me.

In 1938 my father-in-law rejoined his mother in New York and in 1943 married Marjorie Sugerman.  By the time my husband Anthony Brooke Jr. was born the following year, Tony was in a foxhole in Normandy.  He had been drafted in 1943, just when film director George Stevens began assembling the Special Coverage Unit of the U.S. Army Signal Corps.  As part of  “the Stevens Unit” or “the Hollywood Irregulars,” Tony became part of the small camera teams who moved from army to army covering the major events of the war.   Tony’s unit was based in London and “assigned like any news team.”  On D-Day he recalled, “the roar of thousands of planes overhead, bound for French targets.”



He started shooting the Canadian units at Gold Beach in Normandy, who met with little resistance, compared with the fierce fighting on Omaha Beach.  From there he was on his way to Paris with Gen. George Patton.  Once there he had incurred Patton’s wrath, when Tony replaced a carbine he carried with a pearl-handled pistol.  Patton, a stickler for rules, spotted the pistol and glared at Tony.

On the way to Germany, Tony shot a documentary on the second battle of Dunkirk, where German troops had breached the sea wall, surrounding themselves with water.  Czech troops fighting in the Allied cause surrounded the Germans and Tony filmed the siege until the Germans surrendered.  For this Tony won the Czechoslovakian Medal of Merit.  He went on to film the horror of the Nazi concentration camps and his final assignment was covering the Potsdam Conference, where President Truman, British Prime Minister Churchill and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin were deciding the shape of the post war world.


My father-in-law Tony Brooke won a Bronze Star for having “moved forward with advanced elements of United States troops in order to obtain more spectacular photographic coverage.”  He also got a commendation from Gen. Eisenhower as a member of the Special Motion Picture Coverage Unit.



Back in the States Tony became a union member which won him work as a skilled cameraman.  He worked for many years shooting television commercials and also helped to shoot several major motion pictures, before retiring to Las Cruces, New Mexico.

My husband Anthony Brooke Jr., who was stationed in Alaska during the Vietnam War, is a retired motion picture cameraman, who also shot many, many commercials and movies, now takes pleasure in digital still photography.  Sandy’s photographs have found their way into many newspapers, magazines and several art shows.  Photography continues to be a major focus in my family.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Cowboy's Dream Card


http://pattiescreationsdigitalstamps.blogspot.com/p/masculine.html
http://pattiescreationsdigitalstamps.blogspot.com/
Patties Creations is the current sponsor  of the challenge at Crafting from the Heart. I chose to use Cowboy's Dream for my Design Team Inspirational card.

I colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils and placed it in the Craft Artist 2 program. I merged the colored image with elements from the Craftscapes Autumn Country Digikit.

Come join us at Crafting from the Heart where anything goes!

Challenges:
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.nl/2017/11/challenge-54.html?m=0
https://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.com/2017/11/november-2017-challenge-72-and-winners.htm
http://cuteasabuttonchallenge.blogspot.com/2017/10/welcome-to-challenge-38-and.html

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Tis the Season Rory Xmas Card

http://lacysunshine.weebly.com/store/p2333/Tis_the_Season_Rory.html
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There is a new challenge today at Creative Lady Birds. The sponsor for this month is Lacy Sunshine and I chose to use Tis the Season Rory for my Design Team inspirational card.

I used Copic Markers to color this cute image and cut her out, leaving a narrow white edge. I adhered her to a printed base card and embellished it with snowflake punches. the punch is from Recollections.

Come and join our challenge at Creative Lady Birds, where anything goes.
Challenges:
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/1st-november-2017-classic-design-team.html
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-55.html
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/challenge-52.html


Santa's Gifts Card

http://www.fabrikafantasy.com/store.php#.Vw6jjnqfeis
There's a new challenge at Fabrika Fantasy. I chose to use Santa's Gifts for my design team inspirational card.

I colored this delightful image with Copic Markers and cut it out leaving a narrow white edge. I glued the Santa image to a printed base card and embellished him with Stickles Glitter Glue, over the white fur areas.

Come and join us in the challenge at Fabrika Fantasy!
Challenges:
 https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/1st-november-2017-classic-design-team.html
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-55.html
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/challenge-52.html

My Tennis Gear Card

http://digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=30&products_id=1254
http://digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/
A new challenge begins today at Digistamps4joy. The suggested theme is For the Guys and for my Design Team inspirational card, I chose My Tennis Gear (JX22). This will make a great birthday card for my tennis pro son!

I colored the image using Copic markers and placed it in the Craft Artist 2 program. The colored image was merged with various elements from a number of different digikits. I printed the composition, trimmed it and adhered it to a white base card.

Come and join our challenge at Digistamps4joy, where anything goes/For the Guys.

Challenges:
 https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/1st-november-2017-classic-design-team.html
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-55.html
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/challenge-52.html

Monday, October 23, 2017

Christmas Elf - List Card

https://www.oddballartco.com/etsy-shop/en/product/id/481600096
https://www.oddballartco.com/etsy-shop
The new challenge at Crafting from the Heart is sponsored by Oddball Art. For my design team card, I chose Christmas Elf - List.

I colored this cute image with Copic Markers and cut it out. I matted the colored image onto two pieces of printed holiday paper and adhered these layers to the front of a basic white card.

Come and join our challenge at Crafting from the Heart.
Challenges:

https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.html
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/challenge-21-anything-goes.html
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-54.html

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Pony and Doll Tag

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Digistamps4joy is celebrating their new release day today. I chose to use Pony (lb009c), the precolored pony, for my design team inspirational card.

I printed and cut out the colored pony.

The doll is a Julie Nutting rubber stamp named Annie, which I colored with Copic Markers and designed her outfit with printed paper. The assorted die cut embellishments were cut on the Cricut Die Cutting Machine.

Each piece mentioned was adhered to a Prima tag and a bow was tied at the top.

Check out the images available at the Digistamps4joy shop!

Challenges:
https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.html
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/challenge-21-anything-goes.html 
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-54.html

Pony Card

http://digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/
It's new release day over at Digistamps4joy. I chose to use Pony (lb009) for my design team inspirational card.

Instead of coloring this wonderful image, I used it as a line drawing in the Craft Artist 2 program and merged this wonderful pony with various elements from the Oh Boy Digikit.

Check out the many wonderful images in the shop at Digistamps4joy.
Challenges:

https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.html
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/challenge-21-anything-goes.html
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-54.html


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Christmas Fairy Card

http://www.fabrikafantasy.com/store.php#.Vw6jjnqfeis
It's new release day at Fabrika Fantasy. There are some wonderful images perfect for your Xmas cards. I chose to use Christmas Fairy for my design team card.

I colored this lovely girl with Copic Markers and placed her in the Craft Artist 2 program. I merged this image with a background from the Craftscapes Winter Village digikit.

Check out the shop at Fabrika Fantasy for lovely holiday images.

Challenges:
 http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/challenge-20-anything-goes.html
http://pearlysparkleschallenge.blogspot.com/2017/10/challenge-21-anything-goes.html
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/challenge-51.html

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Christmas Freebie Card

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For Mari Digis October 12th challenge, I chose a Christmas Freebie, which can be found on the Freebie Tab in the Mari Digis Facebook Blog. I colored this cutie using Copic Markers and cute it out leaving a narrow white edge. I adhered the colored image to two printed layers of paper for mats. I glued these layers to a basic white card. I embellished the card with a tree cut from green card stock from the Sizzix die set #655306. I used a Gelly Roll metallic gold pen for the dots and star.

This was not the only great digi free in the Faceboook Blog. Check for yourself and join our new challenge!
Challenges:

http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/challenge-20-anything-goes.html
http://pearlysparkleschallenge.blogspot.com/2017/10/challenge-21-anything-goes.html
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/challenge-51.html


Monday, October 9, 2017

Mr. Snowflake Card

http://beccysplace.com/mr-snowflake-digital-stamps/
http://beccysplace.com/
The current challenge at Crafting from the Heart is sponsored by Beccy's Place. I chose to use Mr. Snowflake for my design team card.

I colored this most unusual image with Copic Markers and then it cut out leaving a narrow white edge. I adhered the colorful image to a red snowflake printed base card.

Come and join the challenge at Crafting from the Heart.
Challenges:
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/challenge-20-anything-goes.html
http://pearlysparkleschallenge.blogspot.com/2017/10/challenge-21-anything-goes.html
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/challenge-51.html

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Winter Fae 2 Card

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This month's challenge at Creative Lady Birds is sponsored by Morgan's Artworld. I chose to use Winter Fae 2. I colored the image with Copic Markers and placed it in the Craft Artist 2 program. The lovely image was merged with a variety of elements from the Craftscapes Winter Village digikit.

Come and join the challenge at Creative Lady Birds, where anything goes!
Challenges:
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/1st-october-2017-classic-design-team.html
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/challenge-19-anything-goes.html
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-53.html

Thinking of You Card

http://www.fabrikafantasy.com/picnicking-princess-digital-stamp.php#.Wag3f8aQzIU
http://www.fabrikafantasy.com/store.php#.Vw6jjnqfeis
There's a new challenge beginning today at Fabrika Fantasy. This month's theme is pink or Halloween. I chose to do a pink theme and used the "Picknicking Princess."

I colored this pretty image with Copic Markers and placed it in the craft artist 2 program. I merged the image with a background and text from the Vintage Bears digikit.

I'm looking forward to seeing your work in the challenge at Fabrika Fantasy.

Challenges:
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/1st-october-2017-classic-design-team.html
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/challenge-19-anything-goes.html
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-53.html

My Car Birthday Card

http://digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/
http://digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/
There's a new challenge beginning today at Digistamps4joy and the optional theme is Happy Birthday. I chose to use Lil-Joe My Car (J1733) for my inspirational Design Team card. My grandson loves his red car, like the cars in the Disney movies "Cars" We celebrated his birthday in August.

I used Copic Markers to color the boy and then cut him out. I adhered him to a piece of white card stock and then to a black mat. I covered a blank card with light blue card stock and adhered the printed paper to it. I centered the matted boy to the layers on top.

Come and join the challenge at Digistamps4joy, where anything goes and the optional twist is Birthday.
Challenges:
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/1st-october-2017-classic-design-team.html
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/challenge-19-anything-goes.html
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-53.html

Monday, September 25, 2017

Holiday Gifts Avery Card

http://stamps.the-papernest.com/product/holiday-gifts-avery/
http://stamps.the-papernest.com/
The Paper Nest Dolls is currently sponsoring the new challenge at Crafting from the Heart. I chose to use Holiday Gifts Avery for my Design team inspirational card.

I colored this cute holiday image with Copic Markers and placed it in the Craft Artist 2 program. I merged the colored image with elements from the Craftscapes Manhattan Winter Digikit.

Come and share your work with us in the challenge at Crafting from the Heart.
Challenges:
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/challenge-19-anything-goes.html
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com/2017/09/challenge-127.html
http://craftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/september-challenge.html

Sunday, September 17, 2017

A True Princess Card

http://digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/
http://digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/
The new releases are out today for Digistamps4joy and I chose to use Pretty Sitter Sue (J1703). I colored this cute image with Copic Markers and merged it with various elements in the Craft artist 2 program.

Check out the great digital images at Digistamps4joy, you will find what you are looking for.
Challenges:
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/challenge-18-anything-goes.html
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com/2017/09/challenge-126.html
http://craftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/september-challenge.html

Friday, September 15, 2017

Winter Sheep Card

http://www.fabrikafantasy.com/store.php#.Vw6jjnqfeis
There's a new stamp release today at Fabrika Fantasy. My choice for a design team card is Winter Sheep. I colored this fun stamp with Copic Markers and placed it in the Craft Artist 2 program. I merged the image with elements from the Craftscapes Winter Village digikit.

Check out the great images in the Fabrika Fantasy shop.
Challenges:
http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.html
http://craftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/september-challenge.html
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.com/2017/09/challenge-126.html

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Puppy Dog Eyes Card

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There is a new challenge today at Mari Digis Stamps!
As soon as I saw this little girl and her big eyes, I knew this could be my soon to be born granddaughter. She could be looking at my son with those lovely puppy eyes, looking to get her way! Guess what my granddaughter was born today!

This little girl Maria Emilia is perfect for my Design Team inspirational card this month! I colored this digi with Prismacolor Pencils. I had this wonderful bedroom furniture in my stash from before I began working on teams and I don't know where they are from. These were colored with watercolors. I cut the girl and furniture out and put soft pads on her back. I used small pieces of patterned printed paper for the walls and floor of this little girl's room. I adhered all the pieces to a blank white card and popped Maria on top.

Come and join the fun at Mari Digis Challenge!
Challenges:
https://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.com/2017/09/september-new-challenge-70-and-winners.html
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.nl/2017/09/challenge-50-extra-challenge.html?m=0
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/challenge-18-anything-goes.html
http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.html

Monday, September 11, 2017

Photo Shoot at Flagler Beach Card

The current challenge at Crafting from the Heart is just for fun and as always is anything goes. I chose to use Snappy Sandy from Imagine That Digis for my Design Team inspirational card.

I colored Snappy Sandy using Copic Markers and placed it in the Craft Artist 2 program. I merged the image with a black and white background of Flagler Beach, Florida, created by my husband Sandy Brooke.

I would love to see your creations in our challenge at Crafting from the Heart.
Challenges:
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/challenge-18-anything-goes.html
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/challenge-50.html
http://asnowflakespromise.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/challenge-44.html
http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.htm

Friday, September 1, 2017

First Kiss Xmas Card


The challenges are back at Creative Lady Birds. This current challenge is Just for Fun and as usual anything goes. I chose to use Conie Fong's First Kiss and made it into a Xmas card.

I colored this lovely image using Copic Markers and cut it out leaving a narrow white edge. Using my Cuddlebug die cutting machine, I cut out a lovely white doily (Spellbinders Oval Regalia). I glued the doily to the center of a plaid base card and then adhered the colored image on top.

Come and join our challenge at Creative Lady Birds where anything goes.
Challenges:
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/1st-september-2017-classic-design-team.html
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge-17-anything-goes.html
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-51.html

Princess Card

http://www.fabrikafantasy.com/fairytale-princess-digital-stamp.php#.WYNa2VGQzIU
http://www.fabrikafantasy.com/store.php#.Vw6jjnqfeis
The September challenge at Fabrika Fantasy is to add pearls/gems to you project. I chose Fairytale Princess for my design team inspirational card.

I colored this cute image using Copic Markers. I cut it out leaving a white edge. Using my Cuttlebug Die Cutting Machine and Spellbinders Nestabilities die Oval Regalia, I cut a lovely doily. I adhered the image to the doily and glued them to a pin base card. I embellished the card with crystal gems and a decorative crown on the princess's head.

I look forward to seeing your projects in our challenge at Fabrika Fantasy.
Challenges:
 https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/1st-september-2017-classic-design-team.html
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge-17-anything-goes.html
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-51.html

Flower Pickin' Flo Card

http://digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/
There's a new challenge at Digistamps4joy and the new optional theme is warm colors. I chose to use Flower Pickin' Flo for my inspirational Design Team card.

I used Copic Markers to color this lovely girl and then cut her out. I used my Cuttlebug to cut an oval doily with a Spellbinders die, from yellow and white check card stock. I glued these to a white base card. Since it is September and most people don't consider it summer, I stamped "Yaye Summer," in the lower right corner of the base card.....it's still summer in Florida!

Come and join the challenge at Digistamps4joy where anything goes and the optional twist this month is warm colors.
Challenges:
 https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/1st-september-2017-classic-design-team.html
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/challenge-17-anything-goes.html
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-51.html