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

Monday, December 10, 2018

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #224 Christmas

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

The theme of this weeks challenge is 'Christmas'.  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 Christmas theme.

Card Details:
The Stamp is a Be Bunny image from Crafters Companion, coloured with a combination of Copic's and Prismacolor Markers, enhanced with a bit of Sparkle, a die cut large snowflake and some punched smaller ones.  I used a Stampin Up embossing folder (Softly Falling) for the white strip behind the bunny. The other side strip is from my stash.

Have a great week everyone. It is getting closer to the big day and I am alas, way behind.

1. Crafter's Castle: #12 Anything Goes
2. Crafty Calendar:December Challenge: It's Christmas Time
3. Crafty Friends Chalenge: Challenge 98 Anything Goes
4. Crafty Hazelnut.'s Christmas Challenge #415
5. Digi Designs Challenge: For a Child
6. Inkspirational;#175 - Designers Choice- Anything Christmas
7. Animal Friends Challenge: 69 December - everything goes

Monday, November 26, 2018

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #223 Anything but a Card

Welcome to a new Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers! Angela is hosting the challenge and the theme (and one of my favourites) is  'Anything But A Card'. Therefore, with this challenge anything you enter is fine, scrap layout, mixed media piece, or some home decor, as long as it is not a card!

I chose to make a little notepad holder. I have a  creative friend who gave me a couple of  notepad holders a while back and I quite loved them.  She came for a visit in October (we live in different cities)  and showed me how she had made hers. I  decided to make one myself to give as a small Christmas gift to another friend. and this is the one I made.    

The notepad  I purchased at the Dollar Store, the solid cardstock is Stampin' Up's and the designer paper is from a paper pack I bought at Michaels. I used Spellbinders scalloped circle dies for the closure and punched out a small 1/2 circle to finish it off.   Two magnets hold the notepad together.