Monday, April 8, 2019

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #231 Easter


                     Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #231 Easter

Here is my DT card for Crafty Cardmakers challenge #231 with the theme of Easter. Mary is hosting our challenge and as usual, anything you enter is fine, a card, a scrap layout, a mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it meets the theme of Easter. This card features a digital freebie from Beccy's Place titled 'The Easter Bunny (a newer version than mine is available on her site and is slightly different but still wonderful).  Isn't he adorable, I love the eggs he is holding and. that he is dressed to the nines. 

Easter is rather late this year and I am patiently looking forward to the ham, scalloped potatoes, jams and the roasted vegetables.  With me, it is the same spread every year but the desert does change from time to time. Have not yet decided what it will be this year.

1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #25 Anything Goes with a Critter

Monday, March 25, 2019

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #230 Someone Special

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #230 That Someone Special.  Marlene is hosting today's challenge and you only have to make that someone special a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece or some home decor, the choice is yours.  Have fun!

I decided to make a card for a dear friend from high school.

1. Cut it Up Challenge 170 Flowers  (my die cut is the swirly border die)
2. Kitty Bee Designs #139 In the Garden
3. Southern Girls Challenge: Someone Special with team Trace
4. Time Out Challenges: #131 
5. Dare2B Artzy: March Challenge
6. Dragonfly Dreams: For a Special Female

Monday, March 11, 2019

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #229 Green

                      Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #229 Green

Marlene is hosting today's challenge and the theme is Green!

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 'green' theme.

I choose this delightful birdhouse image from 'Beccy's Place . I coloured the image with Prismacolor markers and made the flowers dimensional by cutting them out, colouring them and adhering them to the image with dimensional glue pads.  I then embellished the card with some die cut flowers (Fabulous Phlox by Memory Box) and a green ribbon. I used another die cut to frame the image.  Quite pleased with the result and do hope you join us in another fun challenge.

1. Beccy' Place: March Challenge 
2. Crazy 4 Challenges -C4C474:  Include a flower or flowers
3. DigiDesigns Challenge Blog: TIC,TAC,TOE (green, embellishments,rectangle)
4. Jo's Scrap Shack:FFC#272Always Anything Goes 
5. QKR Stampede;Anything Goes Challenge #338
6. Crafts Galore Encore: #61 March ATG
7. Crafting with an Attitude: #49
8. Craft Rocket Challenge Challenge 57 March Flowers
9. Sasayaki Glitter  Stamps by Naz March Challenge Flowers
10. Southern Girlz Challenge: Flora and Fauna

Monday, February 25, 2019

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #228 Flowers

                                        Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #228 - Flowers

                        Kim is hosting today's challenge and the theme is FLOWERS!

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 texture theme.

I used a rubber stamp from Rubbernecker titled 'Bold Daisy'. I have had this stamp for many years but a new version of it can be found here: I made two of the flowers dimensional, added two corner die cuts to the bottom rectangle and used an embossed background from some older paper I had in my stash.

When I made this card we were in the midst of a deep freeze here in Alberta and it felt good to make a flower card, just to remind one's self that this too shall pass and life will return to the garden. Winter is beautiful but Lord I hate the cold.

On that note, have a great warm week!

Won a Top 5 Placement QKR Stampede

1. Crafty Catz: #450 ATG
2. Crafting with Friends:  Challenge #80 ATG
3.Creative Fingers; Challenge # 158 ATG
4. Jo's Scrap Shack: #270 ATG
5. QKR Stampede: #336 ATG   Won a Top 5 spot
6. Crafting with an Attitude: Challenge #48 ATG
7. A Bit More Time to Craft: # 86 ATG
8. Crafts Galore Encore #60 February ATG
9. Creatalicious Challenges: #157 ATG with the option of Girly

Monday, February 11, 2019

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #227 Love, Love, Love

Welcome to another challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and Maike is hosting today's challenge # 227.
The theme of this weeks challenge is Love, Love, Love.  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 texture theme.

I choose to create a  card that would work for either a wedding or a valentines recipient.

1. A Gem of a Challenge Wk 2 - Anything Goes
2. Di's Digidesign's Challenge - All About Love
3. Brown Sugar Challenge:#287 Feb.2019
4. Crafting with Friends: Challenge 79
5. Kitty Bee Designs:  #136 Love & Valentines
6. Aud Sentiments:#220 Love or valentines

Monday, January 28, 2019

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #226 Texture

Welcome to another challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. Jackie is hosting today's challenge # 226.
and the theme is 'Texture'.  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 texture theme.
Here is a card using a wonderful older image  I had bought from Lacy Sunshine  (see Heather Valentine's Pirates of the High Seas). I need masculine cards so decided to try out this little buccaneer. My texture was obtained by using an embossing folder, some die cuts (big splash border die, whale die) and a piercing tool.

Card details:
Image: Lacy Sunshine Wilkes the Pirate and Whiskey Parrot
Sentiment: stencilled 
Background Embossing Folder -Cuttlebug  Divine Swirls  
Die Cuts:  Memory Box 'Big Splash Border Die'; Stampin Up 'Clearlits Happy Whale' (anchor, whale, star and fish)
Designer Paper: unknown, gave to me from a friend
Punch: one hole punch for the eye 
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers, COPICS for the flesh tones
Other:   piercing tool

1.  A Gem of a Challenge: Wk1 Anything Goes Pink Gem at Pokadoodles
2. Color Crazy  Wk 3 Anything Goes
3. Crafting with Friends  #78 Anything Goes
4. Crafty Catz #446 Anything Goes
5. Creative Fingers: #156 ATG
6. QKR Stampede #332 ATG

Monday, January 21, 2019

Christmas - Beccy's Place 'Quilted Deer'

Beccy's Place 'Quilted Deer'

I love this little-quilted deer by Beccy from Beccy's Place.  It will be a perfect card for one of my great nieces next year.

Stamp: Beccy's Place digital, pre-coloured 'Quilted Deer'.  You can also get an uncoloured version.
Sentiment: Elizabeth's Craft Designs #745 -Merry Christmas  die
Paper:  Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler and designer paper from stash
Punch: Snowflake  punch from  Martha Stewart
Other: 4 small rhinestones, Punched out circles  used as falling snowflakes

1. Beccy's Place: January Challenge
2. Angie's Digital Stamps: First Challenge of the New Year #27 Anything Goes
3. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends:#98 Anything Goes
4. CHNC challenge #421 - anything goes as long as it is Christmas
5. Winter Wonderland: It's Snowtime
6. Polkadoodles Crafting  Week 3 Anything Goes
7. QKR Stampede: #331 Anything Goes