Sunday, January 4, 2015

Challenge #73

Running a little late these days. Sorry for the delay. 
The winner of Challenge 72 is

I know she won last time but #1 is the number random chose and I always stay true to it.

Challenge #73 is

Anything goes with Chalk

We are sponsored by

We have two chalk examples from the Sweet Pea Stamps DT.

First card is by Jane and she used chalks to create the background as well as the digital stamp by Connie Fong called Spring Flowers. You can visit Jane's blog at Crafty Animal.

The second card is by Tera and her blog is Stamp Queen where she explains her card in great detail. Please visit her blog and show her our love and support.

I hope you will join us in the challenge Anything goes with chalk.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Challenge 72 Continues...

Challenge #72

Something inspired by God with chalk 

is still going until next Saturday at noon EST. Scroll down to the previous post for the linky tool.

I made a card using powdered chalk mixed with paint by Stamp N Plus and colored the embossed image. If you would like to read more about my card please go to my blog at

I hope you will join us for this challenge.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Challenge #72

Challenge winner for #71 is 
Please email me with your address.

Challenge #72 is
Something inspired by God with Chalk

Mine is the sentiment but you could make a Christmas card or say the leaves on the card are created by God. Just go wild with it. 

For my card to day I used a mixture of lime powdered chalk with paint both by Stamp N Plus. I used a paint brush and applied the mixture to the raised embossed design. 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Challenge #71

Winner of Challenge 70 is 
email me Cindy at

Challenge 71 is Red with chalk. Prize to be posted later this week.

My card uses Stamp N Plus powdered chalk mixed with paint where I painted the mixture onto the raised embossed design as well as the Thanks die cut.
I hope you will join in on the fun.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Challenge #70

Welcome back to the new challenge. I wanted to announce the winner of challenge #68 

Please email me at grohcm at gmail dot com

There were no players for challenge #69 so let's move on to challenge #70

Thanks/Thankful/Thanksgiving with chalk

The winner will win these two embossing folders. 

For my card today I used a Thanksgiving stamp and powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus. The image was stamped with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed with a gold embossing powder. Then I mixed multiple colors of powdered chalk with Stamp N Plus paint and colored in the image. 

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Chalk Challenge #69

The winner from Challenge #68 will be posted later on today since I am out of town with no internet for the last few days I wanted to give everyone every chance they could to get their projects linked up. 

Challenge #69 is

Birthday with chalk

I made a card using Stamp N Plus Stardust chalk mixed with their paint to create this ombre' looking background. See below for the tutorial. 

I can't wait to see what you come up with. The prize this week is this stamp set from myStamp Box:


I inked The Crafter's Workshop stencil with these three distress inks by Ranger Industries.

This just shows the way I tape the stencil down with painter's tape that I stole from my husband's barn. The paper I use is watercolor paper by Strathmore. In retrospect watercolor paper is not necessary for this process. I just didn't know where I was going when I started. 

Then I mix the Stardust powdered chalk with paint in this little tray and use a Ranger Industries ink blender tool to add it to the stencil.

Here's the shimmer you get from the Stardust powdered chalk mixed with Stamp N Plus paint. Love it!

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Challenge #68 Anything goes

Welcome back to another wonderful challenge here at Chalk Ah Lot.

Our winner from Challenge 67 {Green w/ chalk} is

Please email me, Cindy, at grohcm at gmail dot com to claim your prize and thank you for playing.

Our new challenge {#68} is

Anything goes with Chalk

 I used the Elsa digi stamp by Sassy Studio Designs for my card. I applied Stardust chalk with paint onto the back of her dress by Stamp N Plus. You can read about my card on THIS post.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Challenge 67 continues

Welcome to week 2 of our challenge 

Green with Chalk

You can link up 

 I made this card using a metal stencil with white embossing paste and let it dry completely. Then I took powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus colors Teddy Bear (brown), Lime (green), and Dandy (yellow) mixed with water and a paint brush to paint the colors onto the raised surface. I had die cut the image and that shape didn't fit with the patterned paper scrap that I had so I cut off the sides of the die cut and distressed them with scissors and then distress ink. I add some pearls by Want 2 Scrap to the edges of the die cut and then on the sentiment to make my visual triangle.

The patterned paper is by Scribble Scrabble that I distressed the edges with distress ink by Ranger. The yellow cardstock is unknown but I do know that it is embossed with a Gina Marie embossing folder called Victorian Lace. The sentiment stamp is by Gina Marie Stamps on Great Bible quotes stamp set

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Challenge #67

Hi and welcome back to the Chalk Ah Lot blog. Our winner from the last challenge (#66) is

Contact me, Cindy, at groh at gmail dot com with your mailing address and I will send out your prize. Congrats on the win.

Our new challenge (#67) is

The color Green with Chalk

It can be any amount great or small. All I ask that it be green and not a blueish green like teal or aqua. If it's a small amount of green like such as small the green leaves in a patterned paper, can you please tell me where your green is in your post? That would be awesome but is totally not mandatory.

The prize this time around is a tree pack of embossed borders by Darice.

My card is really green but please don't feel yours has to have this much green because it doesn't. I mixed Lime powdered chalk with paint both by Stamp N Plus and painted the mixture onto one side of this fern embossing folder. I ran the folder and paper through the Cuttlebug and ended up with this pretty background. 

For a close up of the card please visit my blog:

Monday, October 6, 2014

Chalk Ah Lot Challenge 66 Continues...

Challenge #66 
A Holiday with chalk 
Can be found 

Our lovely sponsor is 
 You can find them at 

For my card I used the Leaf Texture stencil with the Translucent Embossing paste mixed with Ritzy powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus to create the background panel.

You can read more about the card on my blog

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Chalk Ah Lot Challenge 66

The winner challenge #65 is 

Please email me Cindy at grohcm (at) with your mailing address.

Our new challenge (#66) is:

A Holiday with chalk

It doesn't matter which holiday you choose or if you use it in the sense of taking a holiday/vacation.

We are sponsored by the wonderful:

The prize stencil is :

Finally got my card photographed and uploaded. I applied white embossing paste onto the Large Poinsettia stencil and let it dry completely. The next day I used my first used an old makeup brush to apply Stamp N Plus Silver {Glitzy} powdered chalk to the center of the flower. It was at that point I realized that there was still some blush on the brush. {Ugh-Are you kidding me?} So I applied Stardust powdered chalk to the whole poinsettia with my finger to maybe cover up the blush {yea right} and to give it some major sparkle. Then I took my Zig glue pen and applied glue to the inside of the flower followed by sprinkling white glitter over top. After shaking off the excess glitter, I was really happy with how it looked and applied a little bit more. 

Check out my BLOG for more on my card. 


Thanks for looking

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Challenge 65

The winner to challenge #65 is

Gail I have your address and will get your package out to you.

The new chalk challenge #66 is 

Leaves with chalk

Our winner will receive this stamp by {and some goodies from me as well}

Friends and Underwear Rubber Stamp

Here is my card for this week.

I used a The Paper Studio embossing folder and lightly applied DandyTeddy BearGinger, and Brick Powdered Chalk by Stamp N Plus to the debossed side of the front panel.

If you would like to read more about my card, please visit my blog at

Thank you

Monday, September 1, 2014

August's Winner

The winner of the August challenge is 

Congrats on your win. 

Please email me Cindy at grohcm at gmail dot com with your mailing address.

Next post down for Challenge #64.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Challenge 64

I'm gone for the weekend and wanted to give people the remaining time to link up their projects. I will return on Tuesday and post the winner then. Sorry for the delay. {No wifi up north.}

This week at Chalk Ah Lot our challenge is

2 or more die cuts with chalk. 

The challenge will run for its normal two weeks and the limit is 3 projects per person. 

My card features 4+ die cuts; black behind strawberry, red behind strawberry, green, and the sentiment is layered die cuts by Cricut. 

I used a strawberry stamp by Stamp N Plus to make my focal image. I used powdered chalk mixed with paint also by Stamp N Plus as my ink to stamp the strawberry. I show how to do this in a Tutorial.

 Thanks for looking.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Chalk Ah Lot Week 4

Hey gang! I'm back for week 4, our final week, of our August Anything goes with chalk challenge. If you would like to link up a chalk project please click 

For my card today I used Stamp N Plus powdered chalk with a regular paint brush and water. The sunflower image is a metal stencil that I covered with white embossing paste. Then I colored in the paste with powdered chalk and a little bit of water. I used the powdered chalk colors Teddy Bear {Brown} for the center, Dandy {Yellow} for the petals, and Lime {Green} for the leaves. 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Week 3 August Anything goes with Chalk

Welcome back to our challenge.
The August Anything goes challenge is in full swing and you can link up your projects


For my card today I mixed some Stamp N Plus powdered chalk with paint to create a resist on the stamped chevron pattern. I used the powdered chalk colors Flesh for the top and Sunshine on the bottom. If you would like to read more about my card please see 

blog post. Thanks so much for stopping by and we will see you again next week.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Chalk Ah Lot #63 Continues...

We are on our way with challenge #63 which

Anything goes with chalk

It's a month long challenge ending on Saturday, August 30th at noon EST



to link up your chalk project

For my card today I combined powdered chalk with paint and used the mixture to paint in this stamped image. You can find powdered chalk HERE and the paint I used HERE. Once I mix the two together I use a paint brush to apply it to my image. I used watercolor paper for this card but have decided it's not necessary for this technique. The mixture doesn't really get wet enough to use the paper as it was intended. 

 Thanks for looking.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Challenge #63

Thank you to everyone that joined in our last challenge. The winner is pick by is

Please email me-I think you know my email:)

So our new challenge is going to be 

Anything goes with chalk

Month long challenge-I will close this August challenge at Noon EST on Saturday, August 30 and start Challenge 64 on Aug 31st. At that time we will go back to fortnightly challenges.

For the month of August please limit your links to 5 entries 

This challenge will be sponsored by me and this month I have 

THIS stamp set up for grabs.

I made my card using paint mixed with Stamp N Plus Stardust chalk and also their paint. Stunning look with this combination. Take a look.

I applied the mixture to a piece of thin patterned paper. Not much of a pattern but thin paper 

As you can see the mixture makes the paper distort until....

I run it through the Cuttlebug with an embossing folder. Isn't that a gorgeous looking background. **I don't even want to put things on it. 


I finished the card off with minimal pieces to keep the person holding the card looking at the sparkle in the background. Please check out my BLOG for more photos, links, and directions on my card.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Challenge 62 Last week

This is the last week for our July challenge

Anything goes with chalk

Sponsored by

Link up 

For my card this week I used the digi image Anime Hockey by Kenny K. I dry embossed the background patterned paper then applied red powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus with a cosmetic wedge. This chalk won't rub away and does not need to be sprayed for it to stay on the card. 

Check out more about my card on my BLOG
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Challenge 62 Continues...

Welcome to week 3 of the Chalk Ah Lot challenge of

Anything goes with chalk

Link up your chalk creation


 Sponsored by Kenny K

You can find their shop

I am using the Jasmine digi for my card. My chalk is in the background. I had some left over powdered chalk mixed with paint by Stamp N Plus from another project and decided to try it on the embossing folder. I took a paint brush and applied the mixture to one side of the folder then ran it through my Cuttlebug. Once it was out of the folder I sprayed it with a little water mixed with Perfect Pearls and let it dry. I used watercolor paper by Stratmore which I think gives good results.

For more info on my card please visit my blog: