Hi friends. I apologize that this blog has been so neglected. It's not that I haven't been creating, because I have.
The last weekend of July and the first week of August was the Dare to Get Dirty Challenge scramble (haha, for want of a better description) on SCS. The challenges are for SCS fan club members only as a special thank you for supporting the site. This is an annual event, and this year there were a total of 42 challenges during that week. There are random prizes drawn for participants, and some special prizes for those who create a separate card for each challenge, also called the challenge queens. I qualified as a queen this year, so by the time the week was over, I was pretty exhausted. I happened to win one of the prizes this year, which I think is pretty cool. It's a $25 gift certificate for Serendipity Stamps. I'm going to have a hard time choosing.
Here are a few of the cards I made that week. For Dina's challenge:
For Alba's challenge:
For Angie's challenge:
For Sabrina's challenge - the flowers on this one were colored with milk & heated - a rather fun technique:
For Robin's challenge:
For Bev's challenge:
For Nancy's challenge:
I could add more, but maybe in another post.
I also wanted to show you the special mug rug I made for Lydia's birthday, which is Wednesday. She has a couple of rescue cats, and designed a cat image for some merchandise. I wanted her mug rug to be meaningful to her, so I used her cat image as a starting point. The cat is hand appliqued and the features are machine appliqued. I did a lot of funky hand quilting in the background.
Thank you so much for stopping by today.