Saturday, November 25, 2017

Holiday Wishes!

Greetings everyone I hope things are going well with you. The holidays are just around the corner and I'm excited to be spending my first Christmas in my own place which means I can decorate how I wish. I also am looking forward to getting my cards in the mail. I think I pretty much have the cards all created. I did take the opportunity to use a cute image by My Besties to make one more card for the Any Holiday challenge over at Hiding In My Craft Room. My Besties is the sponsor and one lucky person will win all three images used by the design team members.

Since I still have things packed up I used my printer to print out my background after combining two winter snowy backgrounds into one. Alas my printer ran out of the cyan and my printer did weird things down at the bottom so I printed my sentiment onto a piece of card stock to cover that up. While I was at it I printed out my image.

After adhering my background and sentiment down on my card base I inked the edges of the card base with a dye ink pad. I used my tape runner just across the girl's boots. This way she is not totally flat on the card but no bulk for mailing purposes like a foam dot. 

Thank you for stopping by. Wishing you Happy Frugal crafting till we meet again!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

3 X Designer Paper Challenge

Hi everyone today starts another challenge over at Hiding In My Craft Room. The challenge this week is to use three designer papers either handmade or commercial. The sponsor is Pickled Potpourri and one lucky person will win a $7 gift certificate.

I wish I could say everything is unpacked and organized in my playroom but that is not the case. However I found one paper pad with two designer papers that went together and in my experiment bin found a piece of deli paper I had been playing with acrylic paint on.

Pickled Potpourri was generous and provided several different file. I decided to use the snowflakes from More Christmas Shapes and the snow couple and sentiment from Warmed Me Up for my card.

I used Silhouette Studio to put together my image. Even if you do not have a cutting machine you can still use the free software. I have the designer edition so it opened up the images in PDF format with no problem. I decided to draw the mat and fill it in that the sentiment is on for a little extra pop of color.  As well as to have the lines print for the shape.

The mat the image is on was  actually painted with  green and gold paint. The gold doesn't really show up in the photo. Because deli paper is waxy I was not sure how it was going to take the paint. As well as if the base paint would life or not when sponging another color on.

Time to go get busy with more unpacking and organizing. If I'm lucky I'll have everything done by Christmas. LOL! 

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Welcome Fall Super Saturday Scraps

HI everyone! Wow this month is flying by here it is already the second Saturday. Which means it is time to get out those scraps and join in the Hiding In My Craft Room challenge. This week the challenge is being sponsored by The Cutting Cafe. You can find SVG cutting files as well as files in the PDF format. One person who joins in the challenge will win 3 sets from The Cutting Cafe.

For my inspiration piece today I used several images from the "Welcome Fall" collection. Each set come in zip files and there are a lot of images to choose from.

I started by covering my card base with a scrap of Kraft card stock. Then I added a scrap of red. I printed the Fall sentiment on copy paper and then holding it up to the light I taped my orange scrap over the printing using  low tack tape. Then printed the sentiment on the orange. I used a pencil to color the leaves. I printed the apples on scrap designer paper after adhering the paper to copy paper using low tack tape once again.. The pattern is really subtle. I colored the stems and leaves with pencil. Then cut the apples out.  The basket was printed on wrinkled brown packing paper once again adhered with tape to copy paper first. I used my finger and Vintage Photo distress ink to color the basket. I also used a color pencil. I adhered my apples to the back before adhering the basket to my card front.

When printing on scrap paper make sure you have  taped it down good to copy paper or card stock so you don't jam it in your printer. You can also print on fabric using the same technique as well as printing on ribbon.

Thank you for stopping by. Be sure to come back next week for another challenge. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Another Fall Colors Challenge

Hi everyone November is here and before I know it Thanksgiving will be here in the United States and then Christmas. Fall is definitely here as my lawn attests to with all of the leaves carpeting the lawn. Since this is the first Saturday of the month it is time for a color challenge over at Hiding In My Craft Room. Once again the challenge is Fall Colors. This week's challenge is being sponsored by a new sponsor.  One lucky person who enters the challenge will win a $15 gift certificate to use.

Today my card uses the Cornucopia image which I was provided with.

I layered the cornucopia image on my background in Silhouette Studio. Then turned it into a Print and Cut. After it was printed I went ahead and colored with pencils. I adhered pattern paper on my card base before adhering the colored image.

That's all for now folks! I hope I'll be able to soon get my "playroom" set up. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!