Saturday, December 31, 2011

Artist's Trading Cards

This is my DT Card for The Book Month Challenge at Outlawz.  It is inspired by Maya Anegelou's "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings!  It is also my entry at Unstampabelles.  It is nice to see more sites that don't require stamping. So glad I found these ladies!  When you enter their challenges, just remember they are on Australian time!

 I really enjoy making these little cards!  I hope to create some ATCs using some of my old metal stencils, I think I might be able to produce a pretty cool image.  I purchased a set of Artist Cards, and I used one of  those for my bird cage ATC.  I put the cards away and could not find them today, but I realized I had a ton of medium weight chipboard so I used that for the next two ATCs.  For those of you not familiar with Artists Trading Cards, they are an off shoot of Artists Cards which many famous artist use to make and sell for extroadinary amounts of money.  Artist Trading Cards are not intended to be sold.  The only rule is that the card must be 2 1/2" x 3 1/2".  You can paint them, etch, stencil, whatever you desire.  Hope you enjoy looking!  C-YA!

These ATCs were created for the Creative Freebies Challenge at The Outlawz.  The digis were created by my Teammies, Sandi Huggett (Angel) and Anne E. Fenton (Cupcakes).  This week Anne and Sandi were very generous and gave us four wonderful Digis for our creations.  I was only able to complete projects using these two.  If you are just starting to use digital images/stamps, the CFC Challenge at The Outlawz might be a good place for you to start.  Twice a month, you will receive two-four free digis and it is only necessary to use one in a project in order to get the next set of free images.
While you are at The Outlawz, check out the other seven great weekly challenges: CAS, Greetings, Sketch, Copics, Twisted Thursday, Color, Paper Ala Mode.

Supplies:  Art Parts, 7 gypsies ATC Tray Kit, Prima Lace, Ribbon, Pearls and Copics.

Sunday, December 25, 2011


Here is a quick card I made for the CAS Challenge at the Outlawz!  I am so glad to be done (almost) with holiday cards.  So I chose an image that is as far removed from the holidays as possible!  The Challenge was to create a  BABY CARD!   I had to force myself to go into my studio, which is highly unusual for me.  When I was in there, all I did was stare at my drafting table.  I made a simple card for my DT card this week.  I hope my Mojo comes back.  I'm blaming it on a lot of DRAMA at work and the drain of the holidays, although Chanukah is one of the easiest and least stressful of all Jewish Holidays!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Thinking of You - Outlawz DT Card

Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge 12-19-11 -Bling It!
I wish my camera (of course it is the camera) had captured the glitter on this card.  In real life it is so pretty.  I am not a big glitter fan and use it infrequently, but I must say I like how this card tured out.  The crystal bead chain that I laced through the bottom is hard to see on the picture but is really stunning in person. Well enough bragging on my own card.  Hop over to OutLawz and enter one of our challenges.  
  The Flourish is  from Cheery Lynn (Made in the USA!!!)

Supplies: Neenah Solar White Linen,  pink dp from my stash, brad and pearls from Want2Scrap, crystal beads from my stash.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Creative Freebies Challenge - The Outlawz

Anne E. Fenton

Sandi Huggett (Baby In The Box)

Leave a comment here between 01/15/12 - 01/21/12
Two lucky people will win 6 Copic Markers.
Over at The Outlawz, we have a challenge known as the Creative Freebies Challenge!  Two of our DT members, Sandi Huggett and Anne Fenton, Provide 2 free Digis every two weeks to members of the CFC group.  The members have to submit at least one of the Digis to the challenge in order to receive the digis for the next challenge period.  Anne and Sandi are both wonderful artist and their digis are great.  I finally managed to complete a card using both Digis and I am sharing them with you!  The current challenge period ends on December 17th.  Join us at The Outlawz!  We have eight great challenges:
Sunday:  Clean and Simple   CAS
Monday:  Greeting Card Challenge
Tuesday:  Color Challenge
Wednesday:  Sketch Challenge
**Thursday:  Twisted Thursday **
Friday: Copics/Prisma
Saturday :  Paper Ala Mode
Biweekly:  Creative Freebies Challenge
We'd love to see your creations!
**In this challenge you can use prisma pencils and/or other mediums of your choice including alcohol ink markers such as Copics and Promarker. However there is a twist, you are only allowed to have 50 percent alcohol inks on your images. Other mediums can be anything from dye inks, distress inks, chalks, heat embossing, water colored pencils, crayons, etc. Prisma's can be ANY colored pencil, it doesn't have to be the Prisma color brand.**

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas 1836

I created this card for my Guest Designer Challenge at Friendship's Garden!  In January, I will start my term as a member of the Design Team!  Drop in and participate in our current challenge!  Its Anything Goes (Winter or Holiday Theme)!!  I'll be on the lookout for your creations!!
Remember, Friendship's Garden is a "Paper Crafting Challenge " so the only stamping allowed is your sentiment.  Pre-colored digis are allowed!  This would be the perfect place to display your paper piecing skills. 

Supplies: Neenah Baronial Ivory, Mauve and August Green Cardstock, B; Prima Lace, Sizzix Texure Plate, DCW designer paper pad,

Monday, December 12, 2011


This is my DT card for the Greetings Challenge at The Outlawz!  You have until Midnight, Monday, December 19th to post you entry.  There are wonderful prizes!  Check it out!  I would love to see you there!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Silent Night!

Super fun CAS challenge at The Outlawz!  Challenge Twist = Card had to be on White CS, and must use pop dots (Marshmallows)  The DT cards are awesome and the member submissions show a lot of ingenuity!  I decided to "pop" my village and it's negative, and also my Ornament!  Pop over and check out the marvelous creations!!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Neenah Solar White CS, Popourri Cobalt Blue CS, Memory Box Die Cuts,  Echo Park 6x6 Paper Pad - Winter Park!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Friendship's Garden - Challenge 5

Check out this inspirational challenge at Friendship's Garden.  Remember, there is no stamping at this site.  Great way to challenge yourself in the fine art of mixing and matching design papers.  I am always impressed by those ladies who can put 20 pieces of dp on one card and end up with a simply breathtaking design  Obviously, I'm not at the breathtaking stage..not yet!  This dp was the closet I could come to the colors.  I also entered this card in the Outlawz CAS challenge.  But since I'm a DT member, I was only playing for fun!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Holiday Blessings - Outlawz Greetings Challenge

Here is my DT card for the Outlawz Greeting Challenge.  The "Theme" this week, hosted by, "Yours Truly" was "A TALL Card!  My card is 3 3/4" x 9".  The tree is detachable and can be hung on the tree as a handmade ornament.

I absolutely fell in love with this "Memory Box" Die the moment I saw it!  Actually, this card has two Memory Box dies.  I am posting this while at work, so I don't have the deets.  I will come back and post those this evening!  Be well, Chana

Saturday, December 3, 2011



Well, my first official blog hop is over and it was great!   I appreciate all the well wishes.  I can live on those for a long time!  I'm looking forward to getting to know my new team members and the crafters who follow our challenge blog.   Now down to business!  Here are my winners:

Carla S. -   $10.00 Gift Certificate - Guylou's Inimitability
Theresa -       2.00 Gift Certificate - Sundae and Her Bone Digi

The folllowing players will receive $5.00 Gift Certificates: from Guylou's Inimitability

Paper Crafting Princess

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone who made my first blog hop so much fun!

Be well,


Merry Christmas!    Happy Chanukah!  A JoyousNew Year!
Don't you just love Sundae?  She reminds me of  AWOL, my beloved (now deceased) toy poodle.  Awol, would always have a "Wonder what I'm supposed to do with this thing " look on his face whenever we put bows on his chew toy gifts.

Supplies: Cardstock: Neenah Solar White and Epic Black Linen, Bazzill Basics Grey,  Warehouse Metallic Black ; Image: "Sundae and Her Bone" Gulou's Inimitability; Inks: Momento Rich Cocoa; Ribbon: Offray's Man's Best Friend Single-Face Satin; Brads: S.E.I. "Windsor" Collection.  Sundae was colored with Chalk pencils!

I am very pleased to annouonce that  I have joined the Design Team of
  Guylou's Inimitability

It is a Delight To  Join Such A Talented Group Of Ladies!

If you came from  Guylou’s Inimitability , you are on the right path. If not, then please start at Guylou’s Inimitability or refer to the blog hop list at the end of this post to get you on the right track. The hop will open today at 9:00am EST and end at 9:00pm EST tonight.

This is my chance to thank Guylou, and my new teammates, for giving me this wonderful opportunity to create with such fabulous digis!

My Prizes:
Please take a moment to leave a comment. I will draw two winners, one will win a $10 gift certificate from Guylou's Inimitability Online Store ; another will win a GI digistamp called "Sundae and Her Bone" which I used for the card displayed in the frame above.

Blog Hop prizes:
My secret word is "Wish" Don't forget to enter the secret phrase the InLinkz on Guylou's Inimitability once you have figured it out. By entering, you will have a chance to win one of the two grand prizes: a $25 gift certificate and a $15 gift certificate from Guylou's Inimitability Online Store.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed it! Your next stop is Gina's.
Free Digistamps:

To thank you for your support, Guylou is offering you the Wreath with and without bow digistamps for free during the blog hop. Please visit Guylou's Inimitability Online Store, for details on how these lovely digital image can be yours!

Blog Hop Order:
Guylou's Inimitability 
Chana - You Are Here!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

From Our Patch

The color challenge at Outlawz last week included a twist, your design had to include a pumpkin.  I had this wonderful dp and since I didn't use it in any of my Thanksgiving projects, I thought it was perfect for this challenge!

Supplies: Cardstock=Neenah Classic Crest Natural White,  American Crafts "Botanique Loretta (solid color side), Bazzill - Marmalade; Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, Spellbinders Grand Rectangles, Ink: Momento Rich Cocoa