Tuesday, August 19, 2014

SOS #165: Chipping Away

It's Tuesday, and time for a new challenge. This week our theme is Chipping Away, and we'd like you to use chipboard on your project. Oh, come on, you know you have a stash of chipboard shapes. Got some old Basic Grey collections? How about some goodies from a scrap kit? Did you stock up on all those cute bird or butterfly sets? Got a stash of Inchies or Twinchies? No? Well, then, another option is to make your own chipboard elements by die-cutting a cereal box or some crafty packaging. You know, that cardboard that comes in everything we collect? Yeah, that stuff.

So, here's what our gals have made to hopefully inspire you:

Chris
I used a chipboard spider sticker on my card.

Donna
The circle, star and pieces under the "wishful winter" are chipboard pieces
covered in design paper

Alica
I die cut the feathers from cereal box and
then glued matching stamped images on top of them.
Jessi
I trimmed down a banner piece of chipboard to make a party hat for the grumpy cat :)
Chana
The Tag Base, Sentiment die cut and id tag on the back are all chipboard
that was colored with TH Distress Inks.

Lauren
The frame started out as naked chipboard which i painted white
and adorned with bits of a vintage gold foil doily to make a sort of filigree effect.
Leslie
I die-cut the circle trio from some packaging cardboard backing, then painted it.

Now it's YOUR turn. Go into your stash and dig out some old (or new) chipboard stuff and use it on a project. Or make your own chipboard elements by using old cardboard packaging. Then come back and link us up below so we can come see what you've made!

Mr Linky will be open until Monday, August 25th, at 11:55 pm EDT. To be eligible for our Saturday Shout-out, please limit your total number of challenges to 13, including ours.


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Saturday Shout-out

Good Morning and a fabulous sunny weekend to everyone!
Big Thank You to all who played with us last week  - we had lots of fabulous entries and it was impossible to pick only 3, so here are our Top 4 favorites for our Splish-Splash Challenge:

Victoria Lavender


Valerie Ward


Carolynn


Toni at FHC


Now it's your turn! Our current challenge is called Back In The Day, and we'd like you to use an old school tool or technique or use and old looking image then come back and link us up below so we can see what you've made!

Mr Linky will be open until 11:55 pm on Monday, August 18. To be eligible for out Saturday Shout-Out, please link to no more than 13 challenges, including ours.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

SOS #164: Back in the Day

Happy Tuesday! It's time for a new challenge. This week's theme is Back in the Day, and we'd like you to use an old-school tool. For example, use a hammer and eyelet setter instead of a Crop-A-Dile, or use a template & knife system (think: Coluzzle) instead of die-cutting, or use a Fiskars Impression Plate system instead of an embossing folder.

If you are a newbie and have no idea what I'm talking about, or if you've been good and have purged all these old tools, then an acceptable alternative would be to use an old-time image. Please note: using a vintage or shabby-chic style alone will not qualify here. We're looking for images of old things, not old-looking things.

Whichever you choose to do, please let us know in your post, as it's not always obvious to us when we drop by to look at your creations.

Here's what we've made to inspire you:


Jessi
I used an old-school hammer & tool to set eyelets.
Lauren
I found the 1930's roadster and the "bobby on the beat" in two different old-falling-apart books.

Leslie
Old-fashioned pay phone image, Coluzzle to cut the black ovals, eyelets were set with hammer and eyelet setter (holes were even punched with the old eyelet hole-maker thing)..

I stamped and coloured the flowers with watercolour pencils then I took opal liquid pearls mixed with water to "glaze" the flowers and leaves (before glimmer mists). The ovals were cut with my coluzzle. Distressing was done with my scissors.

Donna
I used an "old school" chalkboard technique using black cardstock, white craft ink and SU coloured chalks.

Deena
I used an old piece of shiny teal plastic mesh ribbon that I used to make my first card before I had any supplies.

Alica
old fashioned steam engine image

Now it's YOUR turn! Go dig into the way-back part of your craft closet and pull out some old tools (or an image of something old), blow off the dust, and use them to make something. Then come back and link us up below so we can stop by and see what you've made.

Mr Linky will be open until Monday, August 18, at 11:55 pm. To be eligible for our Saturday Shout-out, please limit your total challenges to 13, including ours.



Saturday, August 9, 2014

Saturday Shout-out

Good Morning and a fabulous sunny weekend to everyone!
Big Thank You to all who played with us last week  - we had lots of fabulous entries and here are our Top 3 favorites for our Triple Threat Challenge:

Julie Short


Betty Wright


tofa / Rupa


Now it's your turn! Our current challenge is called Splish Splash, and we'd like you to wet medium on your creation - then come back and link us up below so we can see what you've made!

Mr Linky will be open until 11:55 pm on Monday, August 11. To be eligible for out Saturday Shout-Out, please link to no more than 13 challenges, including ours.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

SOS #163: Splish Splash

It's Tuesday, and time for a new challenge. This week's theme is Splish Splash, and we'd like you to use some form of wet medium on your card. Think: spray inks, watercolors, acrylic paint, India ink, water soluble crayons, etc. Feel free to use them any way at all, either as a background or with stamps as a focal point or... whatever floats your boat!

Here's what the gals have made to inspire you:

Jessi
I used Glimmer Mists to create a watercoloured background
Leslie
I used Hero Arts pastel ink cubes to create paint to watercolor the background.
Lauren
used watercolors and spray inks for the background, plus water-soluble wax crayons on the heart!
I used Distress Inks mixed with water to paint my background, then added Glimmer Mist on top of that.

Donna
Used Distress Inks, stencil and water for the background, watercoloured the image with Distress Inks
Alica 
I water colored the beach babes (and the background too) and also played with water mister & ink on the embossed background panel

Barbara 
Shaving cream technique  (reinkers)

Deena
I have embossing ink galore...plus copper spray 
Now it's YOUR turn! Go into your stash and pull out some neglected wet stuff, use it, then come back and link us up below so we can see what you've made!

Mr Linky will be open until Monday, August 11th, at 11:55 pm EDT. To be eligible for the Saturday Shout-out, please limit your challenges to no more than 13, including ours.


Saturday, August 2, 2014

Saturday Shout-out

Good Morning and a fabulous sunny weekend to everyone!
Big Thank You to all who played with us last week  - we had lots of fabulous entries and here are our Top 3 favorites for our Eat Five a Day Challenge:

Jess Crafts


Shery


DebiB


Now it's your turn! Our current challenge is called Triple Threat, and we'd like you to use at least 3 items from our list (see the challenge post) or use 3 of the same embellishment - then come back and link us up below so we can see what you've made!

Mr Linky will be open until 11:55 pm on Monday, August 4. To be eligible for out Saturday Shout-Out, please link to no more than 13 challenges, including ours.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

SOS #162: Triple Threat

It's Tuesday, and time for a new challenge. This week's theme is Triple Threat, and we'd like you to use at least three items from the following list:

ribbon, flowers, lace, pearls, sprays/mists, punched elements or die cut elements, rhinestones, doilies (stamped will work too), dry embossing or scoring

 -OR- use three of one type of embellishment. Please make sure to tell us what you used!!

Here's how the gals have tackled this week's challenge:

Lauren
 used EVERYTHING on the list  :) 
Jessi
 die cuts, a doily, pearls, and flowers
Deena
flowers, ribbon, black pearls and a die cut and punch

Donna
Ribbon, Flower, Punched Butterflies and Rhinestones

ribbon, lace, a punch, die cuts and pearls

Leslie
ribbon, lace, and die-cut doilies
Barbara
 die-cuts, part of a doily, a ribbon, and two star rhinestones

Now it's your turn! I know it would be easy to just use three of one embellishment and we'd be perfectly happy if you do, but challenge yourself! Dig into your stash and use stuff! At least three stuff! Then come back and link us up below so we can see what you've made!

Mr Linky will be open until Monday, August 4th (eeeep, August!) at 11:55 pm EDT. To be eligible for our Saturday Shout-out, please limit your total number of challenge links to 13, including ours.