Monday, March 23, 2020

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #253 Spring

Welcome to Crafty Cardmakers challenge #253 Spring. As usual, anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece or some home decor. It must, however, meet the challenge theme.   
                  Judy is hosting the challenge.

What can be more exciting than the coming of spring, new growth, rain instead of snow, higher temperatures, longer days!  I know all countries do not have to go through a massive change in temperature but ask my aching bones from shovelling snow for 5 months, slipping along sidewalks, dressing in multiple layers and walking the dog no matter what. Spring is always so welcome.  On another note this spring has brought us something different, please take care out there and stay safe.

OK on to better things:

 Card Details;
Die Cuts were used to create the flower, the bow, the butterfly, the small heart, the tag and the  double-layered  background circle
Stamp: Whimsy Stamps: Sylvia Zet - Wee Stamps, Bonnie Rubber Cling Stamps

1.Crafters Castle: March Challenge #27
2. Digidesign's Challenge  Embellish It Awesome
3. Colour Crazy  Craft Challenge: Anything Goes
4, Polkadoodles Craft Challenge: Week 12 Anything Goes
5. A Gem of a Challenge: Anything Goes
6. Allsorts Challenge week 564 Anything in the Animal Kingdom

Monday, March 9, 2020

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #252 Green

                                                Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #252 Green

                               Chanya 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 digital fairy image from Creative Fantasy Art Designs titled Fantasy Fae Stamp26. I coloured the image with Copic markers, used a Spellbinders die for the frame, added some ribbon for the upright border and punched a couple of butterflies! I used another die-cut to frame the Stampin Up sentiment.  Quite pleased with the result and do hope you join us in another fun challenge.

Winner at QKR Stampede

1.Colour Crazy Craft Challenge: Week 9 Anything Goes Colouring
2. Crafty Catz Challenge #496 ATG -optional flowers
3. Creative Fingers Challenge #181 Anything Goes
4. Cut It Up Challenge #195 Green with Envy
5.QKR Stampede Challenge #388 Anything Goes Winner
6. Aud SentimentsChallenge #246  Feminine +  Sentiment
7. Creative Knockouts #340 Lots of Layers
8. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge:#547 Female
9. Through the Purple Haze: Challenge #165Anything Goes
10. Double D Challenges-It's All About the Green

Monday, February 24, 2020

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #251 Embossing

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #351 Embossing       

Welcome to Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #351 'Embossing' and it can be either wet (heat ) or dry. I chose the dry method using a Sizzix 3-D Embossing folder titled Bohemian Botanicals. I added a sparkled see-through ribbon, a ruffled light grey flower and finished it off with a die-cut word sentiment.

Paper: Stampin' Up Basic Black, Whisper White
Sentiment Die:   Creative Expressions
Embossing Folder: Sizzix 3-D Textured Impressions - Bohemian Botanicals
Ribbon: Michaels 


Monday, February 10, 2020

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge # 250 Love is All You Need

Welcome to 2020's third Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and the challenge is Love is All You Need. As usual, anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece or some home decor.
                                       Maike is hosting the challenge.

A Grandson & wife are expecting twin daughters in March and I decided to start making some cards in advance in order to give them down the road.  All so exciting. I made a card way back when using this same Doodle Pantry image  (long retired) (see here), so I now have two.

Image & Sentiment: Doodle Pantry 'Li'l Tin Man' (retired)
Cardstock: Stampin' Up
Stampin Up Embossing Folder 'Falling Petal'
Heart Banner Die

A Top Three Pick at Crafty Catz

1. Crafty Catz:#492 Anything Goes optional embossing wet or dry  Top Three
2. Creative Fingers Challenge: #179 
3. Cut it Up Challenge: #193 Love is in the Air 
4. QKR Stampede Challenge #384
5. Aud Sentiment #244 Love/Valentine Sentiment
6. C.R.A.F.T Challenge #543 Love /Valentines
7. DL.ART Thankful Thursday#252 'Valentines Day'
8. Southern Girls Challenge:2020-2 Anything Goes with Team Trace: 

Monday, January 27, 2020

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #249 Black & White


                                       Challenge #249 Crafty Cardmakers:  Black & White

 Welcome to 2020's second Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and the challenge is 'Black and White' As usual, anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece or some home decor.  I am hosting the challenge and I am looking forward to seeing what marvelous creations come our way!

I chose an image by Tiddly Inks titled 'Wryn - Grow a Little Love', coloured her with Prismacolor, markers and used designer paper (Stampin Up's 'Urban Underground) for the card background. I made the flower from punches & a die and added 4 rhinestones in one corner. The LOVE die cut (Stampin Up's Big Shot Expressions Thinlets die) finished it off.  

 Any Image winner at QKR

1. QKR Stampede Challenge #382: ATG   Any Image Winner
2. A Bit More Time to Craft ATG
3. Crafts Galore Encore#71January
4. A Gem of a Challenge: Week 2 ATG
5. Digi Choosday Crafting CHG WK3 ATG
6. Country View Challenge January 2020-Love
7. The Creative Challenge:  Challenge #24
8. The Crafting Challenge: A Touch of White

Monday, January 13, 2020

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge # 248 Anything Goes


   Welcome to 2020's first Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and the challenge is Anything Goes. As usual, anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece or some home decor.
 Our wonderful leader Lin is hosting the challenge.

 I choose to make a mini-album as a gift to a wonderful friend! I followed the You Tube instructions of My Sister Scrapper's 'Graphic 45 Waterfall Folio ' tutorial'. An oldie but a goldie.


Thursday, December 26, 2019

Catch the Bug Holiday Critter Chaos Day 7 2019

It is the last challenge of Bugaboo's  Holiday Critter Chaos 2019 challenge at the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog .  The  Day Seven challenge is to create a 'Keep it Simple' project using the photo instructions as guidance. I created a card using a Bugaboo image titled 'Poppi Penquin Christmas Present'.  The image can be found here

1. Catch the Bug Challenge: Holiday Critter Chaos Day 7 
2. C.R.A.F.T #538 Christmas the Last Stretch
3. Creative Inspirations Dec. Chg Festive Fun
4. ITD Creative Playground" CPC 12 Our Last Challenge