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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.

Challenges
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

Challenges:
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.

Details
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

Challenges:
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.

Challenges.
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.

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.

Challenges:
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.

Challenges.
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