I had a Whale of a Time…

Happy Day all!

Sue B here from Susana’s Scrappin’ Corner and today I am sharing my challenge project here at Crafty Card Gallery’s blog.  The theme this month was water and I just LOVE the ocean and the creatures that live in it (ok maybe not sharks so much). My children love nautical creatures and I needed to make a graduation card for my daughter (graduation was yesterday btw). I would have loved a sentiment that said “Whale done” but “Love you Tons” works too. Of course my Cameo Silhouette helped out on this one! Here it is:

I drew in the seagulls the way she used to draw them when she was little. Actually even the whale reminds me of her early art. Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful day. Until next time….

~Sue B~

Bon Voyage, Happy Sails!

Hi Crafty Friends! Thia here from Get Inky! Stamps by Blue Moon Creation with another post as Guest Designer for Crafty Card Gallery. 
This months challenge was water, so I decided to use my BRAND NEW Sailboat Set and Whimsical Moon and Stars Set that will be released NEXT MONTH!!! Both sets are fun and versatile.

This card is a trifold card, that fits inside a business size envelope, which makes it even more unique!

The sentiment on this second fold was from a stamp that I formed into the wave on my acrylic block.
How neat is that? I love that the stamps can be used like this!
If you prefer digital images, this sailboat is available
on my website or at my Etsy Shop.
This week over at Get Inky! Challenge, the theme is Red, White, and Blue…so come link your red, white, and blue projects up with us, we’d love to see them! One Super Inky! Winner will receive a sample set of stamps, and the Top 3 Winners will receive a FREE Digi Stamp of their choice.
Thanks for stopping by the Crafty Card Gallery! And don’t forget about the
Crafty Card Gallery App…the most recent update is now available!
If you don’t have the app yet, it’s a great app!
Lots of inspiration to be found there when your Mojo go goes!

Steampunk Dragonfly

Hello friends,

Check out our really cool cards, from this months challenge – Crafty Card Gallery Design Team. The theme is water….anything goes.

For my card, I chose to do watercoloring using tim holtz distress markers. These markers are a really good tool. It’s a unique and fun way to blend colors.

Title: Steampunk Dragonfly
Hop on over to my blog for more details on my card and get a closer look at all the cool gadgets and gears I used.
Enjoy the steampunk adventure!

Water Coloring

Water coloring is one of my most favorite things to do on cards, so it worked in very well when the design team were asked to include ‘water’ on our cards for this month’s DT challenge.

Here’s the card I made:

For this card, I colored with Tim Holtz Distress Inks. Using an aquapen makes the distress inks go on so much better, and they generally look more evenly colored.

If you would like full details of this card, please pop over to my blog:


Thanks for looking!


Designer Beth ~ June Challenge “Something Blue”

Hi, Beth here from The Crafty Scrap Yard!
Today, we’re sharing with you our “stamp challenge” for this month with Crafty Card Gallery design team. 
For this challenge we we’re asked to use:  Water, so it could be water colors, a drink, a pool, a lake, blue… to be featured on your card.

Here is our card:
We picked this image to use on our card as it had blue on; although it had a cute yellow duck.  I’ve always had a thing for cute yellow ducks & found myself putting my kids in gender color colors yellow & green when they were babies so ducks were included.  =)  

When we purchased this we thought it was a digi’ but instead it was clip art.  We tried to do multiple features with this but were unable to & ended up cutting it out by hand.  It took quite a while as I’m a perfectionist!!
We’re happy with how it turned out & our duck is quite cute splashing in all those blue raindrops!
More details about our card can be found on our blog at here.


~Beth & Emily

Get inky challenge!

Challenge June

Welcome to the June Challenge!  I love doing these challenges – I usually send everyone random stuff, and they make crafting magic and create these amazing cards!  This time our challenge was sponsored by Thia of Get Inky!

I had the pleasure of meeting Thia in January at CHA (we were Facebook friends & this was our first real meeting). It has been very exciting seeing her launch her line of stamps and Digis!  I’m so happy for her!!!
Thia provided a digi stamp for us to use…
The rules this time?
Not too many – just use at least one image provided by Thia….
I know you can’t wait to see the amazing projects:

Susan Bermudez   http://susanascorner.blogspot.com

Jennifer Restivo

Christina Sedor www.my-rainbow-connection.com

Thia http://getinkystamps.blogspot.com

Amazing cards, aren’t they?  I’m so impressed with everyone’s creations!
Please comment on your favorite card… I will give away a free digital copy of Creations by Crafty Card Gallery to a random commenter.  Please be sure to go visit these talented crafters blogs, too!  They’re amazing!

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Be sure to become a follower, I have lots of great stuff here!
And some shameless self promotion…. 
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Thanks so much for visiting!  Great job designers!  Thank you Thia for sponsoring!!!
Have a great day!