Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Fields of Danger

Greetings. Thank you for stopping by the Guild Hall. Today the Lady Commander of Copics and I received a raven from the three pigs of Glendore. It seemed they were having some issues with werewolves ransacking their farm. As tonight was to be a full moon, we decided to head to the pig’s pasture in Glendore and set up a defensive perimeter.

This week the theme at Wicked Wednesday is “Cute Creatures”. Make an ATC with some cuties on it for a chance to win a prize from our sponsor, 2CuteInk.

I started this ATC by colouring the 2CuteInk image using Prismacolor pencils and fussy cutting it out, earning +120 XP in wielding my blade and leveling up! The barn I stamped and paper pieced using the Lawn Fawn “Critters on the Farm” set. The sentiment was stamped using the There She Goes “Poultry in Motion” set.

This ATC will mosey into the following challenges:

As darkness fell and the moon rose high, spilling its silvery light across Glendore’s fields, we could hear the distant howling of the werewolves. The three pigs were squealing in fright and retreated to the safety of their brick farmhouse whilst the Lady Commander and I stood our ground, ready to battle the vicious wolves and save the farm.

~ Guild Master Crystal

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Here Fishy, Fishy!

Today the Lady Commander of Copics and I went to the small fishing village of Ryba. It was their annual Catch n’ Release tournament with big prizes on the line. Not one to pass up the opportunity for free loot, I had entered my sister and I in the competition.  

This week the theme at Wicked Wednesday is “Fishing Fun”. Make an ATC with this theme for a chance to win a prize from our sponsor, Squigglefly.


This ATC will flounder in the following challenges:


It turns out, two crafty adventurers stand no chance against the villagers who make their livelihood fishing. We did get some nice parting gifts though...a new rod and some fishing line. Perhaps this would come in handy at a future juncture...or maybe I could somehow fashion it into a weapon of sorts...

~ Guild Master Crystal

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Gone Glimmer

Tonight the Guardian of Glitter and I saddled up our mounts and set out to the aqua fields of Glimmer Gust. We rode in silence under the twinkling velvet sky until we reached the aqua sea of grass. Dismounting, I shouldered my satchel and set out, Nikki close behind. Suddenly I spotted what we had come for. Ahead of us, two fairies from rival clans were kissing, their wings shimmering in the moonlight.


This week the theme at Wicked Wednesday is “Bookworm or Things With Wings”. Make an ATC with this theme for a chance to win a prize from our sponsor, A & T Digital Designs.

I started this ATC by colouring the image using Prismacolor pencils and painstakingly cutting it out, which leveled up my blade wielding skill. I used my Wink of Stella pen on their wings to add some glitter….cuz...glitter. I heat embossed the stars in the background using a stamp from the Lawn Fawn “Critters Ever After” set. The sentiment was also stamped using that same set.

This ATC will flutter into the following challenges:

I cast a stealth spell and crept close to the fairies, open jar in hand. They were so wrapped up in each other, it was easy to scoop them into the glass container without a fuss. I looked up at the sky, stars scattered across it like diamonds.
“What have we done?” I whispered to the Guardian of Glitter, closing my eyes.
“What we must,” she replied.

~ Guild Master Crystal

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Unicorn Fairies' Plight

Today the Lady Commander of Copics and I travelled to the fluffy village of the unicorn fairies. They had sent a message to the Guild Hall requesting help in dealing with some troublesome snarg demons that have been raiding the village as of late. Not one to turn down a plea for assistance (and hopefully some sweet loot as a reward), my sister and I made haste to the cloud covered settlement.


This week the theme at Wicked Wednesday is “Pink & Black & White”. Make an ATC using these colours for a chance to win a prize from our sponsor, Ppinky’s Doll Art.

I started this ATC by colouring the image using Prismacolor pencils. I then masked her off, earning +90 stealth XP, and stamped the clouds using the Lawn Fawn “Into the Woods” set. The stars were stamped with the Lawn Fawn “Critters Ever After” set.

This ATC will float into the following challenges:

It turns out that snarg demons are easily defeated with simple fire magic. After ridding the area of those we could find, we helped the unicorn fairies set up some fire beacons around the village to ward off future attacks. The pink flames burned bright, lighting up the black night, hopefully keeping the peaceful unicorn fairies safe.

~ Guild Master Crystal

Monday, 19 January 2015

A Tacky Farewell

Greetings. Thank you for stopping by the Guild Hall today. I have made the difficult decision to leave the Creative Card Crew Guild after two years with them. A fantastic set of adventurers, I wish them all the best on their crafty quests. In spite of my sadness at parting from the Creative Card Crew Guild, the Lady Commander of Copics and I still had to attend the union of the Arch Duke of Adhesives and his sticky new bride. The wedding was the perfect chance for one more crafty quest with Creative Card Crew.


This card was created for the Creative Card Crew “Shabby Chic” challenge that is happening now. Create something adhering to this theme for a chance to win a prize from our sponsors.

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This card will celebrate in the following challenges:

The wedding was a very “tacky” (see what I did there - haha), but I’m sure the couple would be adhered for many years to come. 
[Pun level up].

~ Guild Master Crystal ~

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

A Flower Field of Dreams

Today the Lady Commander of Copics and I travelled south where there was no snow to do some questing in the Forbidden Fields. Standing amidst a sea of pink grass, I thought I spotted two girls frolicking through the tall rainbow coloured flowers that were swaying in a gentle breeze. Wary of their mechanical looking movements, I placed my hand on the hilt of my sword as the Lady Commander and I approached the strangers.  

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This week the theme at Wicked Wednesday is “Girly Stuff”. Make an ATC using this theme for a chance to win a prize from our sponsor, Vera Lane Studio. Janet from Vera Lane Studios has generously offered a 10% coupon code to our challenge players - enter code TRYVERA10 at checkout. If you spend $25 or more, you'll receive a 15% discount code!

I got a little carried away with these fantastic images and created three ATCs. So let’s get to it.

The first one was made using the flower image from the “Friendship Mother Daughter” set. I coloured them with Prismacolor pencils adding some white accents with a gel pen, which boosted my white magic XP. Anyone need a healing spell?
This ATC will be entered at Penny’s Challenge #210: Anything Goes.

For the second ATC I used the mother image, also from the “Friendship Mother Daughter” set. She was coloured with Prismacolor pencils which I left unblended for a more sketchy look. The background was made using the Dylusions “Triangles” stencil and Distress Inks. I stamped the sentiment and the flowers in the corner using a couple Unity stamps for a dual strike, dealing massive HP damage.

The final ATC was made using the daughter image from the “Friendship Mother Daughter” set. She was coloured using Prismacolor pencils that were blended with Gamsol. I also used the flower heads of the same image from the first ATC. The sentiment was stamped using the My Pink Stamper “Family & Friends” set.

It was clear that the two girls were not right in the head. We soon discovered that they had eaten some of the rainbow flowers’ petals and were completely high. Worried for their safety, as the Forbidden Fields are not named such for no reason, we lead the girls to the nearby village where they could safely rest until the effects of the flowers wore off. The Lady Commander and I then started the journey back to the Guild Hall, our bags-of-holding stuffed full of loot from our day of questing.

~ Guild Master Crystal

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Cat-Astrophe

Today the Lady of Commander of Copics suffered a little mishap with her feline familiar. She was in the crafting chambers, when the little devil snuck in and began playing with a jar of magical ink. I was downstairs sharpening my long sword in front of the fireplace when I was summoned by my sister’s cries of distress.

This week the theme at Wicked Wednesday is a “Color Palette” challenge. Make an ATC using at least three of these colours for a chance to win a prize from our sponsor, All Dressed Up.
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For my ATC I used the “Purrrfect Together” image from All Dressed Up and coloured it with Prismacolor pencils. The background was inked with Distress Ink and then sprinkled with water. The red accents were just a scrap scallop circle I had on my desk from another project that I cut apart and used on this ATC, earning +50 unwasteful XP points.

This ATC will get catty in the following challenges:

I couldn’t help but laugh as I entered the crafting chambers and espied my sister’s familiar, Ronin who was now completely green.
“What should I do?” Angela shrieked gesturing to her cat. Ronin mewed in distress.
“Serves him right,” I laughed turning to leave the room.
That evil cat had it coming.

~ Guild Master Crystal