Nerd Games - Fall 2020

Hey Everyone! I am so sorry that I have been so awful about commenting on here. I have been commenting in the posts a lot more lately. Also, to my teammates, I am working but everything is for swaps. I am sending soon so I will drop a bunch on here at once as soon as it is received (and sent).

@megwell – Your 4x6 art is very pretty. I love the colors and the background a lot. The face on your Art Journal page looks fantastic. I think you have more skill than you give yourself credit for. Your ATCs look fun. The robot chicken looks spunky. I like the journal page with the hands too. Great composition. Great alternative to the “I VOTED” sticker! Fun collage ATCs.

@bluebird – the wine ATC is very pretty. You do watercolors beautifully. Blathers looks adorable and I always love a RRH! The candle is amazing as well. You are so talented. I love your work. The strawberry finch is stunning! STUNNING! I would save you have birds down. Can’t wait to see more. I’m sure whoever got that ATC was ecstatic! The enchanted statue is so cute. I want to hug him! And the mushroom ATC with the eye is really cool. He has such personality, like he is telling you he has candy and if you come closer you can have it. LOL! Great job on the Gen & Skull ATC. Like the layout too.

@bunny1kenobi – Bowl cozies are my jam! So useful!! Nice of you to think of PrincessHobo. Your miniatures are so fantastic. The Vampires Liar is amazing. The vampire cracks me up and the fireplace looks awesome. The sofa looks great too. So tiny! My eyes would be killing me. The towels are great. I adore a useable craft item. These are very classy looking. Awesome sewing machine, again, my eyes are not good enough for that size range. I adore the Mini room. I am imagining it on a bookshelf between books forming a hidden little world. I love that it lights up. Fun toad skeleton art. Your Halloween costume was fantastic, especially the hat. The mummy bat is super cool! It makes his fangs show up even more.

@storerboughtcreation – Snoopy! The Bootscornu is my favorite so far. I love the different color background. It sets of the ghosts perfectly. The Mackintosh Biscornu is really pretty too. I like the way you changed up the style and make is asymmetrical. That candycane sloth is perfect for you! It is so cute. I love it! Your cross stitches are so clean and fun. Love my Gingerbread man cross stitch! It’s so cute and perfect for the holidays! The countdown plaque is already on my wall. I am going to grab some chalk this weekend and start it! I think both versions were great. Love my snowman. He is so, so soft. It’s incredible. And I love his little peeking eyes. Don’t worry, I don’t keep my house too cold so Pierre will be fine. I love the cat ornaments. The style is perfect. I love them so much! Your tribute to Ollie made me cry. It’s so pretty and peaceful looking. We never forget the ones that touch our hearts.

@roler – The owl ornament is adorable. The colors and fabric are perfect. The potions ATC is really cool. All the textures and patterns are great. The llama is adorable. It makes me want to learn some embroidery stitches. And the snowman & AC ornaments are so clean and pretty. My felt is never that clean looking. I need to find out the trick to that. The dumpster fire is about accurate for 2020 for me. So many stressful things. Love the ornament. The candycane and stocking. The withc familiar ATC is cute. Very vibrant and rich.

@Lynx2Lancer – the hummingbird ornament turned out cute as did the embroidered tree. The winter landscape ATC turned out great. I think painting that small would be really hard. What is the house plant made out of? Looks neat. The fabric wrap bowls are beautiful. I love the colors. They are so vibrant. I love useful crafts and this one is great. I need to look up directions and try one of these one day, hopefully soon. Cute Poinsettia ornament. And I love the Norther lights with the polar bears too!

@Kwality570 – I am so excited to have you in the Games this year! The Best Kind of Weird ribbon is amazing! I am sure your co-worker got a huge kick out of it. I love all the detailing on it. Hilarious! And I equally love the ribbon plaque that you gave your boss. I love the way it comes out of the frame a little bit. I never would have thought of that but it makes it look even more special.

@imera – the chicken looks delicious. Your making me hungry. The phone case is very cool. I hope your brother likes it. Drawing without a safety net is nerve wracking. You did awesome! Those Starbucks cake desert looks scrumptious. The dragon ball jelly balls look like something that would be served in a super fancy restaurant. And your cookies looks yummy too.

@Smeddley – The Tequila clothes are funny! The Spray cheese dog pic is adorable. I love the pumpkin Scream art! How big is that? I love the macramé owl. Its cute. Anything with yarn is impossible for me so I am in awe of it. The adoption photo is perfect! I think it’s so sweet. Love the T-shirt too. I hope the charity did well. the owling is funny. The stones are fantastic. I tried doing that one and it was harder than I thought it would be. LOL! The button hoop is instantly recognizable as an owl. Cute blue, brown, & black owls. Beautiful owl artwork. I love that background. The entire thing is so serine. Great shading. Love that cat! Seriously love it!! It has so much personality and the cutest face.

@craftADDchick – Do those stamps have stamps on multiple sides? Genius! And a ton of work. LOL!

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Thank you!! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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They do- 2 sides per stamp! It was over 150 to assemble. Fortunately, I think that’s the last of them. They will be super handy to use for ATCs and journal pages, so it was worth the time it took.

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Here’s this week’s advent prompt! :blush: :broom:

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cinnamon broom - Craft something used for cleaning or got your hands messy, is spicy, is brown, is scented, or hangs up on a wall or door

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Prompt: October: Palindrome
Team: Up to Snow Good
Project Name: Barbell-- The #1 ornament!
Brief Description: A barbell is symmetrical lengthwise and with the weights.
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Prompt: Zap # 2
Team: Up to Snow Good
Project Name: A Set of Earrings stud earrings for Secret Santa Swap
Brief Description: I found these fun items to glue to stud earring bases. They were very quick to make!
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Prompt: Advent - Cinnamon Broom
Team: Gingerbread Mayhem
Project Name: Christmas Card
Project Link: Handcut Christmas cards
**Brief Description:**This was made by hand, was a pain, but I love the result!
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Prompt: November - Button Mushrooms
Team: Gingerbread Mayhem
Project Name: Christmas Card
Project Link: Handcut Christmas cards
Brief Description: I recently got some of my scrapbook supplies back after 12 long years without them. I left them in Alaska, and my parents recently moved back to the lower 48 and I got my papers. I have stickers and other tools that haven’t found their way back to me yet, but I’m sure it will once their house is built and their stuff is out of storage. Anyway, these are round.
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Prompt: Advent - Autumn Leaves
Team: Gingerbread Mayhem
Project Name: Christmas Card
Project Link: Handcut Christmas cards
Brief Description: This took time for the glue to dry. I think I want a Cricut. Or a Silhouette. I have no idea which is better for making cards. I’d love to hear your opinions!
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Prompt: November - Pink Oyster
Team: Gingerbread Mayhem
Project Name: Christmas Card
Project Link: Handcut Christmas cards
Brief Description: Cards hide whatever is written inside
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Prompt: November - Fly Agaric
Team: Gingerbread Mayhem
Project Name: Christmas Tree
Project Link: Handcut Christmas cards
Brief Description: This tree has red garland decorating it
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Prompt: November - Destorying Angel
Team: Gingerbread Mayhem
Project Name: Christmas Card
Project Link: Handcut Christmas cards
Brief Description: Trees are often decorated with an angel on top. Mine isn’t, but most are. When I can put mine up, it has a hedgehog on top :blush:
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Prompt: Advent - Corn Maze
Team: Gingerbread Mayhem
Project Name: Snowman Candy Cane
Project Link:
Brief Description: This is tallish. I tried to make it candy cane shaped. It’s a bit off, but I think I know what I need to do next time if I attempt another one to make it look nicer. I like this one, but it is a bit derpy.
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Prompt: October - Palindrome
Team: Raking & Entering
Project Name: Christmas Light Garland
Project Link: Christmas Lights Felt Garland
Brief Description: These are felt Christmas lights that I made for Storerboughtcreations in the Holiday Décor Swap. We both liked Christmas lights and I thought these were cute. They are the same from both sides.
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Prompt: November - Cooked
Team: Raking & Entering
Project Name: Beef Stew
Project Link: -0-
Brief Description: I am notorious for not being able to cook. My parents make the best beef stew and I asked my Mom to teach me. I would add the recipe, but it was a lot of, add enough water to cover it all. You can cook off the excess water or add more water later. That sort of thing. It was very intuitive. But the results were great. The meat and vegetables were cooked.
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Prompt: November – Button Mushroom
Team: Raking & Entering
Project Name: Watercolor Christmas Lights #1
Project Link: Christmas Lights Watercolor
Brief Description: I made some water color art of Christmas lights for the Holiday Décor Swap too. The bulbs are sort of round.
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Prompt: November – Fly Agaric
Team: Raking & Entering
Project Name: Scrappy Hedgehog Christmas Art
Project Link: Scrappy Christmas Animal Art
Brief Description: When I think of fairytales, I think of woodland creatures. This little hedgehog is in the Christmas spirit and in fairytales, animals will dress up. PS – go to the post to hear my Moms take on him. :rofl:
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Prompt: Advent – 2 – Corn Maze
Team: Raking & Entering
Project Name: Watercolor Christmas Lights #2
Project Link: Christmas Lights Watercolor
Brief Description: There are yellow lights in the painting. This one coordinates with the one above. They were sent as a set.
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Prompt: Advent – 4 - Halloween
Team: Raking & Entering
Project Name: Scrappy Sloth Christmas Art
Project Link: Scrappy Christmas Animal Art
Brief Description: This sloth was made for the Christmas holiday!
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I will post more later. I need to get back to work! :joy:

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I’m looking at my pretties now. They make me so happy. And I keep giggling when I think of your mom calling my hedgehog a bloody mouse. :joy: Please tell her I found that so amusing, it is what I have officially named the piece! :blush:

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Prompt: zap
Team: Gingerbread Mayhem
Project Name: Christmas Card
Project Link: Handcut Christmas cards
Brief Description: I wasn’t happy that I didn’t put a background behind this guy. I was able to get him off the card and add a new background. I like it so much more!
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Prompt: October – Hyperbole
Team: Raking and Entering
Project Name: Santa Sloth #1
Project Link: Santa Sloths
Brief Description: I made these for @storeboughtcreation for the Holiday Décor Swap. The head is exaggerated.
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Prompt: Advent – Seasonal Changes
Team: Raking and Entering
Project Name: Santa Sloth #2
Project Link: Santa Sloths
Brief Description: These were made of soft wool felt and they have a couple layers to them.
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Prompt: Research Project
Team: Gingerbread Mayhem
Project Name: An Eely Christmas gift for @roler
Project Link: Moray Christmas, roler!
Brief Description: *I made this for roler for Christmas. More info and photos over in the project link.
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Prompt: Free Range
Team: Gingerbread Mayhem
Project Name: Christmas Lights Wreath
Project Link:
Brief Description: Decorated this for my room.
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Before decorating

After

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Prompt: Big Time #1
Team: Gingerbread Mayhem :cookie: :partying_face:
Project Name: Philip Lobster
Project Link: Philip Lobster
Brief Description: Apparently I totally forgot to post Philip here! A happy Pica Pau pattern amigurumi lobster. :slight_smile:
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Prompt: Destroying Angel
Team: Gingerbread Mayhem :cookie: :partying_face:
Project Name: Jester ornament
Project Link: 3 more ornaments for the Ongoing Ornament Swap
Brief Description: Jester is a character from Critical Role, who acts sweet, looks demonic, and can deal out some serious destruction! I based the design for this on some fanart I found online.
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Prompt: Button Mushrooms
Team: Gingerbread Mayhem :cookie: :partying_face:
Project Name: Hat for Monkey
Project Link: Hat for Monkey
Brief Description: A hat I made for a plush monkey in a swap. It is vaguely round :slight_smile:
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Prompt: Research Project #1
Team: Gingerbread Mayhem :cookie: :partying_face:
Project Name: Anderson Seal
Project Link: Anderson Seal
Brief Description: Honestly, most if not all of my amigurumi have probably taken at least 20 hours, but I haven’t exactly counted so I’m not sure. This one, though, DEFINITELY did. I had to start over several times on multiple parts. But I’m so happy with the result!
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Prompt: Fly Agaric
Team: Gingerbread Mayhem :cookie: :partying_face:
Project Name: Sleeping Bag and Pillow Set for Bibbit the Frog
Project Link: Sleeping Bag and Pillow for Bibbit the Frog
Brief Description: I made this sleeping bag and pillow set for another plushie in the same swap. It has polka dots, and Bibbit the Frog would probably approve of the “fly” in the prompt title!
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Prompt: Penny Bun
Team: Gingerbread Mayhem :cookie: :partying_face:
Project Name: Prehistoric Creatures ATC
Project Link:
Brief Description: For the Ongoing ATC Swap. This is cheap, from stash, and beige, but did not use an oven. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
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One more for today!

Prompt: Research Project #2
Team: Gingerbread Mayhem :cookie: :partying_face:
Project Name: Gertrude Dragon
Project Link: Gertrude Dragon
Brief Description: Gertrude here took even longer than Anderson Seal! SO much work but I love how she came out!! XD
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Week #7 is up! :blush:

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cornucopia - Craft something that has multiples/duplicates, is food, is multi-colored, or is a container/contains something

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Prompt: Advent #6 Cinnamon Broom
Team: Up to Snow Good
Project Name: Boomer Hoopla
Brief Description: This is a hoopla, so it can hand on a wall!
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Hmmm. I think I saw this last night, on the wall behind @roler while we were Skyping!

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Yay! That makes me happy!

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So it was the one you made? Yay! It looked great! I kept meaning to ask about it, but we were so focused on a crochet conundrum we finally figured out that I forgot. You did an awesome job!

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Yes, I made it! Thank you!

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Prompt: Seasonal Changes (Advent 5)
Team: Raking and Entering
Project Name: Hunt Cash Make Buns ATC
Project Link: More October Swap ATCs
Brief Description: This scrappy-embellishment-style card has lots of layers.
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Prompt: Palindrome (October)
Team: Raking and Entering
Project Name: Mia’s Merit Badge ATC
Project Link: More October Swap ATCs
Brief Description: The badge base is a circle, a shape that is the same forward or backward. (Real talk: I had no idea how to approach this prompt. If this doesn’t actually fit the bill, let me know and I can choose a different one.)
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Prompt: Cornucopia (Advent 7)
Team: Raking and Entering
Project Name: “If You Wait for Perfect” journal spread
Project Link: Continued Adventures in Art Journaling
Brief Description: This spread is multicolored.
Project Photo(s):
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Prompt: Cinnamon Broom (Advent 6)
Team: Raking and Entering
Project Name: Untitled journal spread
Project Link: Continued Adventures in Art Journaling
Brief Description: Most of the paint on this spread I applied with my fingers, so messy hands.
Project Photo(s):
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