Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Tofurkey Love at the Clever Dexter Challenge

 Hi crafty friends! I'm guest designing over at the Clever Dexter Challenge blog and hosting a reminder post for the November challenge. I hope you squeeze in a little time to play along while enjoying your turkey, tofurkey, or any other goodies.

My card is made with a super duper cute digi stamp from our fab sponsor Oddball Stamps. His name is Ted the Sweetest Turkey and don't you agree he's perfectly named! I also added cloud digis from her digital stamp shop too named Patterned Clouds and Hearts.

I was of course inspired by the red, orange, and gourds for the challenge. Staying true to my Copic love with digi stamps, I used a ton of colors and I'm in love with the combos. 

Turkey: Y21, Y23, YR24
Feathers: E25, E27, E29
Pumpkins: YR02, YR04, YR09, E35
Stems: YG63, YG95, YG97
Blank cloud: E08, E09
Heart: R37, R59

Okay, moment of truth...I never plan my backgrounds in advance. I let the colors, focal points, and layout of my images talk to me :) This background is made with some cool copper and gold embossing powder and a Tim Holtz background stamp. You can check out the shine on my Instagram page!

P.S. - I'm a vegetarian, so this one is special to me :) Thank you Oddball Stamps!!

Our grand prize is drawn at random, so play along. You have the chance to win a $10 virtual gift card from Oddball Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by!

If you'd like to see more of my creations, pop into my blog or Instagram page!
Have a safe, healthy, and happy Tofurkey Day!

I'm also sharing at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge

:) Deidre

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

What's a STAG by Any Other Name at CASology

Hey hey! I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during these times! At CASology, we're doing some crafting to keep us busy and our creative juices flowing. I'm sharing my mid-challenge post with the cue card. You still have a week to join us!

For my card, I used a reindeer stamp from Purple Onion Designs and sentiments from The Alley Way Stamps. I l-o-v-e how this little guy turned out with some Copic coloring. I reached for a different set of browns from my norm and they were a winner (see list below)! What do you think??

Don't forget to jingle all the way over to the DT member blogs to check out their creations!

And don't forget to play along...make a quick CAS (clean and simple) card, snap a photo, link up below. You can join from Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, your personal blog...anywhere :)

There's a prize for this challenge's winner, provided by the awesome STAMPlorations!

SPOILER ALERT - there are COUPON codes at the CASology blog 

I'm also joining at Inspired By...#IB150 and CAS(E) this sketch! #398


Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo Deidre

Copic markers:

Reindeer: E21, E23, E25, E27

Scarf: R24, R29, R85

Bells: YR24

Hooves & Antlers: C5, C7, C9

Friday, November 6, 2020

Gourds Galore and a VOTE Inspiration

I'm loving guest designing at the Clever Dexter Challenge! This month the cue is Gourds Galore and some great color options. I was provided a super cool digital stamp from Oddball Stamps and I hope you love my card :)

I was inspired by sooooo much; the colors of the pumpkins, the digi stamp, and even current events.

The digital stamp by Oddball Stamps is Bad Girl Carmen and I love it! If you have not tried out digis, they're amazing...seriously, for real :)
As you can see, I switched up the logo on her hoodie and gave her hair that is representative of an ethnic texture. There was a bunch of Copics used here:
Greens: YG00, YG01, YG06, YG23, YG67
Reds: R14, R29, R89
Oranges: YR02, YR07, YR18, Y28
Blues: B95, B97, B99
Grays: C1, C3, C5, C7, C9
Skin: E11, E13, E15, E17
Blush: R83
Hair: C5, C7, C9

For the background, I used some spray inks, stencils, embossing powder sprinkled on top of a metallic embossing paste, ink blending, and markers. I printed the quote and colored the strip of paper with the same Copics and adhered it to ground the card.

I really hope you misbehave a little and get crafty, inky, messy, and creative with us for the challenge this month. By the way, the awesome Oddball Stamps is sponsoring this month, so there's another chance to win!

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you in the gallery...you have all month :)

xoxo, Deidre