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Monday, November 11, 2019

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge # 245 Thankful




Welcome to Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #245 - Thankful

As usual, anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it meets the theme.

I recently visited an old friend and decided to send her a thank you card for a wonderful day full of laughter and reminiscing!  I also wanted to try out this fold. I had a little help from another couple of friends re stamps and layout. Aren't friends the most wonderful things to have! I used magnets to keep the front banner closed. All in all, I am quite pleased with it AND I love learning new things (at least new to me)!

Stamps: Stampin Up
Die Cuts for the closure: Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles
Magnets
Embossing Folder Tiny Dots
Fold: Double Point Fold  (tutorial here)

Challenges:
1. Dare 2B Artzy: November Challenge  Thankful
2. The Corrosive Challenge #11 Anything Goes
3. A Gem of a Challenge: Anything Goes Wk 22 Anything Goes 
4. Crafty Friends Challenge: #122 ATG
5. A bit More Time to Craft: #102 Anything Goes
6. Let's Craft & Create:#153 ATG with option Thank You
7. Crafting by Designs: November Anything Goes
8. Creative Moments: $180 Anything Goes

Monday, October 28, 2019

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #244 Halloween


   
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #244 Halloween
Welcome to another challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. Kim is hosting today's challenge # 244
and the theme is 'Halloween'.

As usual, anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it follows the Halloween theme.

I used a wooden plague my late husband had made many years ago and painted it black.


The scene was created by cutting out a square piece of cardstock from the Recollections 'blackbird' collection (titled 'glowing orange'). I then adhered the spooky tree (Memory Box 'Grand Willow Tree'), the two paper bats (handmade) , the 2 black zigzaggy border trims ('Spooky Fence' by Cottage Cutz), then to finish it off the round 'moon'   created by cutting out the Spider Fang circle and the 31 from a page of Halloween images I found in my stash. I added half pearls just because.

Happy Halloween everyone!


Challenges:
1. My Time to Craft: #408 Halloween or Cats
2. Crafty Calendar Oct. Challenge: Autumn Colours/Halloween
3. Crafters Castle October Challenge #22
4. Gem of ACraft Challenge: Wk21 ATG
5. Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge: WK43 ATG
6. Polkadoodles Craft Challenges: WK43 ATG
7. Creative Fingers Challenge #173 ATG
8. Brown Sugar Challenge #294 - October 2019

Monday, October 14, 2019

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #243 Add Some Sparkle

                               

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #243 Add Some Sparkle

Welcome to another challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. Marlene is hosting today's challenge # 243
and the theme is 'Add Some Sparkle'.

 As usual, anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece,  some home decor as long as it meets the theme.

I chose die-cuts instead of images and some fabulous paper.   I also added some of the punched out zig-zaggy leftovers from the die-cut tree to the bottom of the card, so no colouring which speeded up the process.

Card Details
Punch: star (brand unknown)
Die Cuts: Deer, set by Cottage Cutz, Tim Holtz Woodland trees, Snow Die 141482 Thinlets Detailed Floral

A simple card, easy to make and Christmasy.

Challenges:
1. Creative Fingers Challenge #172 Anything Goes
2. Polkadoodles Craft Challenge WK41 Anything Goes
3. Winter Wonderland: Merry and Bright
4. QKR StampedeChallenge #367
5. C.R.A.F.T Challenge 531 - 10th OCT Christmas
6. Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Oct Challenge ATG with Optional Stars
7. Welcome to Crafty Friends: Challenge 120 Christmas
8. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 459
9. Dragonfly Dreams: Use Black (a little or a lot)
10. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends:  Challenge 115 Anything Goes

Monday, September 30, 2019

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #242 Add a Critter


 Welcome to another challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and Judy is hosting today's challenge.

The theme of this weeks challenge is 'Add a Critter'.  As usual, anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece,  some home decor as long as it meets the theme.

Ok, add a critter, what kind of critter, fun or serious, real, fantasy or cartoon-like, such was my dilemmas.  I decided to go for cartoon-like with this fun butterfly and cow image ( an old stamp by Stampendous 'Butterfly and Cow'). Two of my great-grandchildren were here and they each worked on a version of it. Fun time  (6 and 4-year-olds).


A Top Five Pick at QKR Designs

Challenges:
1. A Gem of a Challenge: WK19  Anything Goes
2. Corrosive  Challenge Anything Goes
3. Digi Designs 2 or more Patterned Paper
4. Crafty Catz Challenge #476 Anything Goes
5. QKR Stampede Challenge #365  ATop Five Pick
6. Send a Smile for Kids Challenge: Cute Fall/Halloween or ATG
7. Pattie's Creations Design Challenge #162 Things that Fly

Monday, September 16, 2019

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #241 Autumn Colours


A birthday card for my older brother. I wanted an image that would reflect the forest area where we grew up and this silhouette stamp seemed to meet the criteria. I must admit there was not a lot of moose seen back in the day as the forests hid a lot of the animals. The more the trees disappeared the more the wildlife was seen.

Card Details
Stamp: Viva Las Vegas Stamps
Dies: Happy Birthday Sentiment
Colours: autumn (red,yellow,green,brown)

Challenges:
1. Alphabet Challenge: M is for Masculine
2. Brown Sugar: Challenge #293 - September 2019
3. QKR Designs: Challenge #363
4. Crafting with an Attitude: #55
5. Unicorn Challenge:#47 Autumn
6. Crafty Gals Challenge:#199 Fall Colors
7. Creative Moments: #176 ATG Optional 'fall colours'
8. The Male Room: #119 Autumn

Monday, September 2, 2019

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #240 Pearls and Gems


     Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #240 Pearls-Gems

Welcome to another challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and  Dr. Monika is hosting today's challenge.

The theme of this weeks challenge is 'Pearls-Gems'.  As usual, anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece,  some home decor as long as it meets the pearls/gems theme.
I used scraps and papers leftover from a previous card I had made (see here), changed the design somewhat and added some new elements.

Challenges
1. International Art & Soul # 66 Layer it Up 
2. Little Patch of Crafty Friends #113 Anything Goes
3. Creative Fingers Challenge # 169 Anything Goes
4. Brown Sugar Challenge #292  Anything Goes
5. Crafty Friends Challenge #117 Add Embellishments 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #239 It's A Bugs Life



Welcome to another challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and Lin is hosting today's challenge.

The theme of this weeks challenge is 'It's a Bugs Life'.  As usual, anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece,  some home decor as long as it meets the theme.

I originally thought of a fun card using humorous bug images, but while looking through my "stuff"  I  found this gem of a rubber stamp from IndigoBlu. I used Prismacolor markers, a butterfly and a dragonfly punch and finished it off with some half pearls.

Won a Top Three Placement at A Gem of a Challenge

Challenges:
1. Moo-Mania #197 - Butterflies
2. Take a Word: Butterflies
3. International Art and Soul: #65 Flowers
4. The Corrosive Challenge: #8 ATG
5. Crafting by Designs: August Anything Goes
6. Stamping Sensations: Things with Wings
7. A Gem of a Challenge:WK16 ATG  Top Three Placement 
8. Dragonfly Dreams: No Patterned Paper