Monday, November 12, 2018

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #222 Lots of Layers

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

The theme of this weeks challenge is 'Lots of Layers'.  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 lots of layers theme.

Card Details:
Stamp: Lili of the Valley "Dandelion Clock"
Paper Colour: whisper white, bravo burgundy
Colour Medium:  Prismacolor markers and Copics for the flesh, hair,
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Squares, flower die-Spellbinders, Stampin |Up 'Pretty Pines Thinlets-the bows
Butterflies: Martha Stewart punch
Other: sparkles, rhinestones, liquid pearls

 I am typing this on the 100th anniversary of the end of  World War 1. Such a sad time with such a massive loss of human life. God bless those who died to keep us free.

1. A Gem of a Challenge: #231 ATG
2. The Fairy and the Unicorn: November Challenge ATG (mystical)
3. Crafting with Friends: Challenge #75ATG
4. Polkadoodle Challenge WK 45 ATG
5. QKR Stampede Challenge #321 ATG
6. Creative Knockouts#271 Border Time - Sparkle N Sprinkle
7. Little Miss Muffet Challenge #201 ATG

Monday, October 29, 2018

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #221- Explosion of Colour

Today's Crafty Cardmakers challenge is a fun one titled 'Explosion Of Colour'. Use your imagination and create, we would love to see your what you make. 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 explosion of colour theme.

I used a clear stamp from Inkadinkado titled 'Birds Galore' and coloured it with Copics and Prismacolor Markers. I did add some glitter to the image but hard to see in the photo. The large flowers were hand punched and sponged with ink. The leaves were die cut. The paper came from a friend and I do not know the name of the paper stack.

It has gotten slightly warmer here in northern Alberta and most of the leaves are gone. Spent a day racking them up and I see I now have to go rake up what was left. Should be the last rake though. Fall is pretty till the leaves are gone and then everything looks so naked. Nothing left to look forward to except the white stuff which does give beauty back to the countryside. Have a great week everyone.

1. Crafty Sentiments Design: Anything Goes
2. Week 43 Digi Choosday Crafting challenge: Anything Goes
3. Retarte130: Bugaboo Samps
4. Creative Moments: Challenge #155 ATG
5. The House that Stamps Built - 02418 ATG
6. QKR Stampede #319 ATG

Monday, October 15, 2018

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #220 Fairies and Mythical Creatures

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

The theme of this weeks challenge is 'Fairies or other Mythical Creatures'.  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 fairies or other mythical creatures theme.

I decided to use this lovely digital stamp Fairy Child by Morgan Fitzsimmons.  Beautiful stamp and great to colour. The background paper is from a stamp pad titled  Razzell Dazzle I bought at Michaels about a year ago. The flower accessory is from my stash and the image was coloured with Spectrum Noir markers except for the flesh where I used Copics. I printed the stamp out twice, coloured and fussy cut the small digital image flowers from one image and overlayed them on the other.

It has been cold and miserable here in my part of Alberta,  this after a summer that was either really hot, with a sky completely covered with forest fire smoke from BC, or raining. I played horseshoes this summer at our family reunion in Montana USA under a sweltering 109-degree Fahrenheit temperature. All I could think of was cool-cold weather. Now I am complaining of that, so I guess there is no pleasing me 😊

Have a great week!

Winner of Challenge at The Fairy and the Unicorn

1. A Gem of a Challenge: ATG #228
2. Crafty Friends: #94 Use More than One Die (I used 3 oval dies and letter dies for the sentiment)
3. The Fairy and the Unicorn: October Challenge     WON
4. Colour Crazy Craft Challenge: ATG colouring
5. Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #443 ATG option of Anything but square
6. Creative Fingers ATG Challenge # 153
7. Polkadoodles ATG Wk 41
8. QKR Stampede #317 ATG

Monday, October 1, 2018

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #219 Lace or Ribbon

Kim is hosting the challenge this fortnight and the theme is Lace or Ribbon

As usual, anything you enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it meets the lace or ribbon criteria.

I had this gorgeous floral lace in my stash for a few years and this seemed the ideal time to use it. I loved it so much that I found it hard to use if you know what I mean. The image is 'Poppies' from Just Inklined,  and was coloured with Copic markers. The sentiment is from  Stampin' Up and I finished it off with rhinestones.


1. Alphabet- N is for Nature 
2. Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes Colouring Challenge 
3. Creative Fingers Challenge #152 
4. Jo's Scrap Shack #253 ATG 
5. Polkadoodles Week39 ATG 
6. QKR Stampede:#315 ATG 
7. Outlaws Festive Friday, Sept. 28/18

Monday, September 17, 2018

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #218 Autumn Colours

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #218

Maike is hosting challenge #218 Autumn Colours. As usual, anything you care to enter is fine, a card, a scrapbook layout,  mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it meets the Autumn Colours theme.

Do come and join the fun, and share your  Autumn colours with us.

My card is for a grandson's  September Birthday and was designed with him in mind. All of it is made with leftover scraps of paper from a previous project.  The butterfly, the fancy circle beneath it and the orange leaf are from my stash.

Dies- Spellbinders (the sentiment circles, the Cattails), border die
Sentiment: Stampin'Up "Party Pants"

1. A Bit More Time to Craft: Challenge #76 Anything Goes
2. The Crafter's Cafe #204 Your Choice Autumn and/or Spring
3. Crafts Galore Encore September Anything Goes #55
4. Daisy Chain Challenge #23 - Birthday
5. Eclectic Ellapu September Challenge: Anything Goes
6. Fabrika Fantasy:#24 Autumn
7. Happy Little Stampers: September Anything Goes with Dies
8. Not Just Cards Challenge: September challenge Anything Goes

Monday, September 3, 2018

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge # 217 All Creatures Great and Small

Welcome back to Crafty Cardmakers Challenges! Today's challenge is  #217 All Creatures Great and Small, all animals, and insects in the kingdom are acceptable. The creature you choose must be the focal point of the creation.  Marg is hosting challenge #217.

Looking forward to seeing all your wonderful creations!

Image: The Stamping Bazaar's digital stamp  'Josie in a Hat'.
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers
Flower: Recollections Flowers from Michaels
 Die Cuts: the leaves and  border

1. Bugaboo -Anything Goes Challenge:
2. Crafty Friends: #91 Animal/Birds
3. 2 Crafty Critters Sept. Challenge
4. Crafty Animals Challenge 18 ATG
5. QKR Stampede Challenge #311 ATG
6. Show us your Pussycats #33 Furrything Goes
7. Kitty Bee Designs#126 ATG/optional animals

Friday, July 27, 2018

Bugaboo Christmas in July - Day 7 - Photo Challenge

Today is Day 7 of the 2018 Christmas in July Bugaboo Challenge. The theme for Day 7 is  a Photo Challenge.  See here for all the details.

 I choose Bugaboo's  current ( July 27,2018) Friday Freebie as my image   and coloured it  with Prismacolor Markers. I used Copics for the flesh tones. My wonderful background paper is from a paper pack I bought at Michael's  (  Cardstock  Carton- Marble).   The background to the Santa image was  hand sponged to give the appearance of sky,ocean and sand. I added some rhinestone for added interest.

Thanks Bugaboo for another wonderful week long Christmas Challenge!!

1. Catch the Bug  Christmas in July - Day 7- Photo challenge
2. Crimbo Crackers: Challenge 163 - Anything Goes
3. Little Miss Muffet Challenge#194- Anything Goes
4. Sasayaki Glitter  Stamps  July Challenge - Christmas in July
5. The House that Stamps  Built - Anything Goes-Repeat Impressions ATG- J2518 
6. Mod SquadChallenge-Christmas in July
7. Creative Moments Challenge #149 Anything Goes