Monday, December 11, 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #202 Christmas

 Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 2017  # 202  : Christmas

Last challenge of 2017 at Crafty CardmakersJune is hosting the event and the theme is Christmas. Anything you enter is fine  a scrap layout, a card, a mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it is Christmas themed.

 I love this  Penny Black stamp, makes me  nostalgic for by gone years (not that I ever saw penguins singing ) and it is titled Penguins Caroling. I coloured the image with  Prismacolor Markers, decorated the card with: die cuts, punches,and a portionof a doily The white background was dry embossed .
Dies: IO Die 024-X(large snowflakes left hand upper corner), Memory Box Frosty Border
Punches:Martha Stewart snowflake punches
Embossing Folder: Stampin Up 's  Big Shot 'Elegant Dots'

Friday, December 8, 2017

Bugaboo Day 7 -Holiday Chaos 2017- Freebie Friday Photo Inspiration

  Bugaboo Day7 - Holiday Chaos - Freebie Challenge

Thursday  Dec. 8th and it is  day 7 over at the Catch the Bug challenge. Today's challenge is  a Freebie challenge so do go and get it,quite cute I think! 
Colour  Medium: Prismacolor Markers and Copics for the flesh colours
Sentiment: rubber stamp

1. Catch the Bug Challenge:Day 7

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Bugaboo Day 6 - Holiday Chaos - Colour Challenge

            Bugaboo Day 6 - Holiday Chaos - Colour Challenge

Thursday  Dec. 7th and it is  day 6 over at the Catch the Bug challenge. Today's challenge is  a colour challenge and the goal is to capture as many of the colours available to you as you can.   I interpreted the colours as, Real Red,Melon Mamba, Pretty in Pink, Tempting Turquoise, Taken with Teal and Garden Green (all Stampin' Up)  At least that is the colours I used to create the above card.

Image: Bugaboo's  Kidz Christmas Boy and  His Dog
Sentiment: Stampin' Up 'Petite Pairs'
Snowflake: Impression Obession Die024-X
Other - left hand horizontal die cut from Stampin' Up

1. Crafty Gals Corner: #152 Anything Goes
2. Addicted to Stamps and More: #271 Anything Goes
3, Christmas at Sweet Stampin: November- Anything Christmas Goes
4. Craftaholics R Us: Challenge #48 Christmas
5. Crafting by Designs: December Anything Goes

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Bugaboo Day 5 Holiday Chaos 2017 - Humour Me Wed.

Bugaboo Day 5  - Holiday Chaos 2017-  Humor Me Wed. at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog

Here it is day 5 already. The Catch the Bug challenge today is to make something with humour in it. Hope I succeeded with this poor doggy and his attempt to join the reindeer pulling Santa's sled. He does look a little forlorn does he not.

I used a Bugaboo image called 'Puppy - enough reindeer'. He is just so cute and the fun sentiment is part of the set. The large white snowflake is 'Impression Obsession DIE024-X'. The sentiment tag  holder from Spellbinders 'Fancy Tags' and the background was embossed with  Stampin' Up's Falling Snowflakers embossing folder. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the  fancy strip  behind the image.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Bugaboo Day 4 Holiday Chaos- 2017 Bingo Challenge

 Bugaboo Day 4 - Holiday Chaos- 2017  Bingo Challenge

There is a lot of fun going on over at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog with their annual Holiday Chaos challenges. Today is day 4 and the Challenge is " Bingo". I choose one of easier columns consisting of the following : Traditional Christmas Colours, Free and Bugaboo Image. I  used the image  of Christmas Bird 001  and coloured her with  Prismacolor Markers. The sentiment  is an unkown brand as I lost the info on who sold it. Was in a package of clear stamps.

1.Catch the Bug Challenge - Holiday Chaos Day 4 - Bingo 
2. Crafting From the Heart:#186 Anything Goes
3. Dream valley Challenge: #169 Christmas
4. Glitter & Sparkle:#268 Anything Goes
5. Artistic Inspirations Challenge 191
6. Let's Craft and Create: #132 Anything Christmas Goes

Monday, December 4, 2017

Bugaboo Day 3 - Holiday Chaos- 2017 Anything But a Card

Bugaboo Day 3 - Holiday Chaos 2017- Anything But a Card
 I needed a gift bag to hold a few items for my great nephew's Christmas present.  I will put into it  a couple of  little toy cars, a bag of candy and a Christmas card  with some money. I used Bugaboo's  'kkcornament'  stamp for my image and coloured him with Copics and Prismacolour Markers. Papers are from my Christmas stash. 


Bugaboo Day 2 - Holiday Chaos- 2017 Sketch Challenge

Bugaboo Day 2 - Holiday Chaos- 2017  Sketch Challenge
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog

Love the sketch and this is my interpretation of it.  I used Bugaboo's  Skinny Bird Candy Cane (BUGSBC02)  image and coloured  the image with a mixture of of Copics and Prismacolor Markers.  The Paper is  Stampin' Up's Cherry Cobbler and  Whisper White. I used a Stampin' Up embossing folder  ( Decorative Dots) for the background  and used a  punch from Michael's for the Snowflakes. The sentiment  is from  two separate die cuts.

Design Team Pick  from Crafting From the Heart
Winner of Challenge #3 at Maria KO

1.Catch the Bug Sketch Challenge: Day 2
2.Crafting from the Heart: Anything Goes  A design team pick
3. The Crazy Challenge: # 263  Christmas is Coming
4. Glitter N' Sparkle:#268 Anything Goes
5. Maria Ko  Challenge #3 Holly Jolly -  winner
6. Animal Friends Challenge: #57 December

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Bugaboo Day1- Merry & Bright 2017

Bugaboo's annual  Holiday Chaos has started over at the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog and day one challenge is Merry & Bright.   I choose this fun snowman as my image and kept the background simple. I did add  some colourful punched snowflakes of all sizes just to brighten it up. Not sure if this guy is still available but Bugaboo has many snowmen to choose from, you should go and take a look.


Monday, November 27, 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #201 Animal Magic

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #201  Animal Magic
Kim is hosting our challenge this fortnight and  her challenge is 'Animal Magic' We would love to see your creations  based on an animal theme. Please make sure that your project has an animal big enough for us to see. We are excluding insects,  so no butterflies, bugs or bee's etc for this challenge.  Your project may still have them but not as your animal.

I choose a swan and her family for my 'animal'. A swan is from  the Kingdom of Animial so I thought it would suffice. Definitely not an insect.

I created the background by sponging  the sky and water with several shades of blue ink
. The swan and family are from a Flourishes stamp set called 'Swan Lake'.   I stamped the top shoreline  with a grass stamp from an old Kitty Kits stamp set and hand drew some of the foliage over the stamped image.  The bottom foliage is stamped from the same  Flourishes 'Swan Lake' stamp set. The leaves in the top left corner are from a Memory Box die set titled 'Fabulous Phlox'. The 'peaceful waters' letters are from an alphabet die set.

Won a Top # Placement at Heartfelt Stamping
Won Draw at Fashionable Stamping

1 .Come and Get It Challenge :Animals
2. Fashionable Stamping Challenge :#129 Nature Random draw winner
3. Stamped Blessings Heartfelt StampinLg Challenge: Anything Goes plus a Stamp Top 3 Pick
4. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #70 Anything Goes
5. Pile it On:#136: Large Sentiments and /or Things with Wings
6. The Corrosive Challenge:#11 November Anything Goes
7. Scrappers Delight November  2017 Challenge Anything Goes
8. Crafting With Friends Challenge #55 Anything Goes
9. Morgan's Art World #23 Anything Goes
10. QKR Stampede: #271 Anythig Goes

Monday, November 13, 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #200 Anything But a Card 2017

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Box B4 Decorating

                            Christmas Box
Crafty CardMakers Challenge #200 - Anything but a Card

Angela is hosting our challenge this fortnight and the challenge theme is 'Anything but a Card'.

As usual anything you enter is fine, a scrap layout,  a mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it is Not A Card.
I need small boxes to hold some candy and a gift card to hand out at this years Christmas exhange with extended family.

Won a Top pick at Emerald City Crafts
Won a Top Three Pick at Jo's Scrap Shack
4. Emerald City Crafts: Challenge #5 Won a Top 3 pick
5. Jo's Scrap Shack: #214Anything Goes Won a Top Three Pick
7. As You Like It: Christmas or Non Christmas & Why  need decorated small boxes to hold small gifts for a Christmas exchange

Monday, October 30, 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #199 Thankful

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #199 'Thankful'
Lin is hosting our challenge this fortnight and the challenge theme is 'Thankful' This could be a Thank You card,  a scrap-layout of your child or grandchild, or just anything you are grateful for.

As usual anything you enter is fine, a scrap layout, a card, a mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it is Thankful themed.

This card is for a generous lady who lives on a ranch and often shares her garden harvest with others.

Image: MHK Designs  Animal Friends
Colour Medium: Prisma Color Markers
Sentiment: Stampin' Up 'Petite Pairs' stamp set
Diecuts: Spellbinders standard circles /scalloped circles  and Craft Dies by Sue Wilson 'Finishing Touches-Petite Vinery'
Flower: from stash

1. Crafting with Friends:Challenge 53: anything goes
2. Creative Finger Challenge: #139 anything goes
3. QKR Stampede:#267 Halloween or  Anything Goes
4. Simply Papercraft:#52 anything goes
5. 4 Crafty Chicks: #374 Polka Dots
6. Penny's Paper-crafty Challenge Blog:#352

Monday, October 16, 2017

Crafty Cardmakers 'Challenge '#198 Halloween

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #198 Halloween
It is my turn to host the challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and a fun one it is. The challenge theme this fortnight is Halloween.
As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card,scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it follows the Halloween theme.
Please remember our 15 total challenge rule!
 I used an older Stampin' Up Halloween stamp set for the images called Best Fiends - Halloween.  The fence is from a Martha Stewart punch  and the spider is from a Cuttlebug die called 'Creepy Sinistre'. The image frames are all from  Spellbinder"s dies (Deckled Rectangles,Standard Circles  and Scalloped Circles). Easy peasy, just added a strip of Rhinestones and it was done.

Please join us at Crafty Cardmakers for this seasonal challenge, Halloween will be here B4 you know it.

Won a Top Picks spot at Pause Dream Enjoy 

1. Angie's Digital Stamps Challenge #14 ATG/Optional twist Spooky,Scary
2. Dragonflies Journey#103 Halloween Hoopla
4. A Gem of a Challenge:#205 Spots and/or Stripes OR Halloween
5. Crafty Calendar Challenge  Halloween - October challenge
6. Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #194 Halloween Top Picks Placement
7. The Crazy Challenge:#259 Halloween
8. Crafty Gals Corner: Make it Spooktacular
9. Sweet Stampers Challenge: #12 Autumn or Halloween

Monday, October 2, 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 197- Fancy Folds

                             Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 197 - Fancy Folds

Time for another challenge at Crafty Cardmakers  and this fortnight the challenge is 'Fancy Folds'.  Hosting this challenge is Margaret. Please note: this particular challenge is for cards only.                                                                                                                                                                                              

I choose this ever so easy center fold . Cut out an eight x six inch piece of  cardstock, score vertically at 2, 3, 5 1/2  and 6 1/2 inches and fold accordingly. Cut out a 3 3/4 inch square. This is your card base, decorate as you like.  So very easy! I choose to add decorative paper  within a brown border., added a colour coordinated flower, some trailing vines and a sentiment cut from a die . I also added a decorative strip to the  two one inch stripes that make up the side of center folded part of the card. I adhered the square center piece  to the center fold with tape.

This will fold up to a  six by 4 1/2 inch  card.

Cardstock: Stampin Up 'Bermuda Bay', Early Expresso
Paper;( Discontined) Doodle Pantry
 Flower: stash
Dies: Jim Holtz  Thinlets  for the sentiment, Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson  - Petite Vinery,  Memory Box 'Grape Vine Border

Please join us with your own fancy fold creations.

1. Creative Inspirations: #281 Anything Goes
2. The Crafters Cafe:  #182  Use die cuts and/or punches
3. Crafty Hazelnuts: Use Patterned paper October challenge
4. Just Us Girls: Wild Card Week #413: use Word Dies on Your Card
5. Inspirational Challenge:  #144 Hello
6. Crafting with Friends: #51 Anything Goes

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Outlawz Progressive Challenge September 2017 - Cat

    Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge - September 2017

The image for September is this wonderful cat by Anne Fenton  from Annes Digital Art and is appropriately  titled 'Cat"
The cat, pot and flowers were coloured with Prismacolor Markers, and the card was decorated  with various die cuts. The banners were hand cut and dry embossed . The sentiment is from Stampin' Up.

1. The Outlawz Progressive Challenge - September 2017
2. Inspirational Challenge: #144 Word Play  Hello.
3. Sweet Stampin: Cute and Cuddly
4. Crafting with Friends: Challenge 51
5. Creative Fingers: Challenge #137
6. Emerald City  Challenge #3 (Monthly Challenge)
7. QKR Stampede: #262 Anything Goes (twist - embossing optional- I dry embossed the banners)
8. Simply Papercraft: #50 Anything Goes
9. Catch the Bug: Sketch Challenge

Monday, September 18, 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 196 Autumn

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #196 - Autumn

Kim is hosting our challenge today, and the theme is Autumn. 

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it's Autumnal themed.

Please remember our 15 total challenge rule! 

Apples, falling leaves and the colour orange say fall to me, maybe not in the same time frame but certainly a fall occurrence. 

Please join us at  Crafty Cardmakers for our autumn  challenge!


Monday, September 4, 2017

Crafty Cardmakers challenge #195 Monochrome


                                   Crafty Cardmakers Challenge  #195  Monochrome

Jackie is heading our challenge today, and the theme is Monochrome. We would like to see your Monochromatic creations, these do not have to be black and white,  Anything with hues of one colour  is fine (hair and skin colours can be the exception).

A dear friend of my son since kindergarten got married and  this is the wedding card I made  .As is often the case the card looks better IRl.

Card Details:
Stamp: Mo Manning digital stamp 'married', Fairy Dust Crafts (retired) 'miracle of love' sentiment
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers, Copics (E11,E00,E000, E20)
Die Cuts:  Spellbinders Nestablilites  scalloped circles;
Punch: EKSuccess 5/8 inch flower punch
Other: pearls, silver handmade bow-mostly hidden in photo;handmade corners from scalloped die cut, gelly roll Sakura pen to highlight wedding dress

Chosen winner at Monochrome Magic
Highly Commended Winner at World Wide Design Team
A Perfect Time  to Craft winner of Certificate and badge DT Pick

1. Angie's Digital Stamps:#13 Anything Goes/No Twist
2. Dragonfly Dreams:September Patterned Paper
3. Glitter and Sparkle : #254 Anything Goes
4. Allsorts Challenge Week 431- New beginnings
5. Scrapper's Delight:September Challenge: #70 
6. A Bit More Time to Craft: #51 Anything Goes
7. A Perfect Time to Craft: September - Open Challenge :#9 Spotlight Winner of Certificate & Badge 
8. Crafty Girls Challenge #39 Anything Goes
9. Monochrome Magic: #4 Anything Goes Monochrome Chosen Winner
10. World Wide Design Team #25 Aug. 15th - Sept. 12th Highly Commended Winner

Friday, August 25, 2017

Outlawz Progressive Challenge August 2017 - Three Fishes

The image(s) this month are two angel fish  drawn by Jean Chaney (Tangle Street). One is a fish with the zentangle pattern drawn in for you and the other leaves room for you to add your own pattern or not. I choose the pre drawn one.  

The images are titled Swish, the Angelfish and Swish Tangled. The underwater plant life is part of the image for 'Swish Tangled .

I printed out 3 images of the fish, 2 large and one small., coloured them with Prismacolor  markers,  and fussy cut  out one large and the one small fish. These two were then made dimensional with pop ups.

A Top 3 pick at: Crafty Creation challenge #348, Ike'sWorld Challenge #95, and Thru the Purple Haze #2

Monday, August 21, 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge # 194 Under the Sea or At the Beach


Crafty Cardmakers Challenge # 194  Under the Sea or At the Beach

Time for another fabulous challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.   Judy is hosting the challenge  this fortnight and the theme is either 'Under the Sea' or 'At the Beach'.  Anything you care to enter is fine, a card, a scrap layout, a mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it matches one of the theme's .   Looking forward to seeing your makes!

 I choose 'At the Beach' using a Mo Manning digital image titled  'gloria'. The cardstock is from Stampin' Up, and the designer paper is from a DCWV paper stack called Razzel Dazzle (see here for a previous card using this paper pack). The image was coloured with Prismacolor markers and the skin tones with Copics. The flowers are from my stash and the leafy die cut is from a Cherry Lynn die.

1. Crafting by Designs:  August Anything Goes
2. Day Dreamer Challenge: Always Anything Goes 
3. Fab n' Funky Challenge 361 Anything Goes
4. The Crafty Addicts: #39 Anything Goes with option of girly
5. Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: Wonderful Wednesday
6. Words 2 Craft By: W2CB #44 vacation
7.  Digi Chooseday Crafting Challenge #33 Anything Goes

Monday, July 24, 2017

Beccy's Place Family Snowmen

Beccy's Place monthly challenge July 2017: - create a  card or project using a Beccy's Place image.  I seem to still be in a Christmas mode from all the Christmas in July challenges so  used this delightful Beccy's Place pre coloured freebie digi called  Family Reunion .
The  green background was dry embossed with a Cutllebud folder with Snowflakes.
1. Beccy's Place: July challenge
2. Whoopsi Daisy:  Christmas in July challenge
3. Crafting from the Heart: #169 Anything Goes
4. Christmas card  Challenge CCC17: create a Christmas card
5. The Corrosive Challenge:#7: July Anything Goes
6. Craftyhazelnut's challenge #343 Christmas anything Christmas Goes optional - use an embossing folder

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Outlawz July 2017 Challenge - 'Dog' by Anne Fenton.

Outlawz Progressive Challenge July 2017
Outlawz Progressive Challenge -  July 2017   -Dog card
The image for the month of July is  Dog by Anne Fenton.

The design is from Bugaboo's Stella Says Sketch challenge #512 for July.
I coloured the dog with Prismacolor Markers and gave him a slightly clouded sky and   muddy ground. He just looked liked he would be be one of those  dogs that cannot resist a mud puddle. My card needed a bit of colour so colored the ball green  and the woof sentiment  was die cut from a piece of green scrap paper. The left hand border is from a Recollections paper pad titled 'Vintage Country'. The die cut scalloped type border is from Spellbinders 'Ironwork Accents' die set. 

1. Outlawz Progressive Challenge July 2017
2. Stella Says Sketch challenge #512
3. Making Memories #7 Anything Goes/Anything but Square
4. Digi Choosday Crafting Week 29 Anything Goes
5. Through the Craftrooom Door challenge July 19 -July 24

Friday, July 21, 2017

Bugaboo Christmas in July 2017 Day 7

Bugaboo's Christmas in July 2017 Day 7 - final day of the week long challenge over at Catch the Bug. The challenge is :

The wonderful image is todays digital  Friday Freebie at Bugaboo.  Hurry over and download it.

I choose white and black for the card base/ background and embossed the white with Stampin' Up's Decorative Dots embossing folder. The reindeer & birdie were coloured with Prismacolor markers.  My pop of colour was cherry cobbler and the sparkle was created with rhinestones snowflake centers.The Merry Christmas sentiment is
 from Elizabeth Craft design #745 -Merry Christmas .

1. Catch the Bug Christmas in July Day 7 Recipe Challenge
2. Crafting with Friends:Challenge 48 Anything Goes
3. Cut it Up: Challenge#126 must include a die cut: my Merry Christmas is die cut as is the image frame
4. Winter Wonderfland:  use a digi stamp
5. Simply Papercraft:  #48Anything Goes
6. Crafting with an Attitude: Challenge 29 Anything Goes
7. Aud Sentiments:#184 Christmas in July 
8. Christmas at Sweet Stampin:  July - Anything Christmas Goes

Bugaboo Christmas in July 2017 Day 6 Colour Challenge

Bugaboo  'Catch the Bug' Christmas in July 2017 Challenge  Day 6 Colour Challenge. Here is my interpretation of the colour challenge.  I used the following:
Image: Bugaboo digital stamp 'Elf 003 Digi Stamp'
Sentiment: Stampin' Up 'Sassy Salutations'
Snowflakes: Impression Obsession DIE024-X
Border Die: Martha Stewart

Top 3 Pick (#3) at    CRAFT Challenge #425

1. Catch the Bug: Christmas in July Day 6 Colour Challenge
2. Aud Sentiments: Christmas in July
3. Cards 4 Galz: #52 Christmas or Winter
4. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 425 20th of July Christmas
5. Star in my Pocket: Christmas in July 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Bugaboo Christmas in July 2017 Day 5 Photo Challenge

Bugaboo  'Catch the Bug' Christmas in July 2017 Challenge  Day 5 Photo Challenge

The inspiration I felt when I saw this photo was to create something that expressed a bit of  how tiresome  winter can be,  the days when  you long for  summer as you watch the snow come down.  I also liked the colours of the umbrella and decided to use them . Hope you see a bit of humour in my interpretation. These little bird's look like they could use some relief from it all :O)! Been there, know the feeling.

Card  Details:
Image: Bugaboo's'Winter Birds on a Limb'
Sentiment: Stampin' Up's rubber stamp set 'Snowflakes'
(Warm Winter Wishes) and a hand typed sentiment at the top of the image frame.
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug brand
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers

Enjoy your summer!!  :O)!

Challenges Entered
1. Catch the Bug Challenge Day 5 of Christmas in July 2017 
2. ABC Christmas Challenge: Old and/or New challenge - I used a stamp from Bugaboo I have had for quite sometime  and this is  the first time I have used it , so old and new, at least for me. Old for sure.
3. Crafty Creations:#346  Anything Goes
4. Little Red Wagon Challenge #403 Christmas in July
5. A Snowflakes Promise Challenge #42 : Anything Goes
6. Deep Ocean Challenge: #159 Christmas in July
7. Digi Chooseday:  WK 29 Anything Goes
8. Creates and Makes Challenge Blog: #13Anything Goes with Option create a Sentiment (see sentiment at top left corner tucked under the image frame)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Bugaboo Christmas in July 2017 Day 4 Bingo Challenge

 Day four of Bugaboo's Catch the Bug 's Christmas in July Challenge 2017 -  Bingo  

I choose the vertical line of sparkly, sentiment & embossing.

I have added a close up of the image to show the sparkle  better.The black background does not readily show the embossing but if you look closely it is there.

Card Details:
Image: Squigglefly Digital Stamps ( shop closed)
Sentiment: Memory Box letters
Die Cuts: large snowflake-Impression Obsession ;  Spellbinders standard circles, & scalloped circles
Background Embossing folder: - unknown
Sparkle: Ranger Stickles 'Diamond'

1. Catch the Bug Challenge Day 4 - Bingo
2. A Bit More Time to Craft: #48 Anything Goes
3. A Perfect Time to Craft: Open Challenge  July
4. Christmas Cards all Year Long: July Anything Goes
5. Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes

Monday, July 17, 2017

Bugaboo Christmas in July 2017 Day 3 - Gift Wrapping

Day three of Bugaboo's Catch the Bug Challenge Blog Christmas in July 2017 -  Gift Wrapping, and the Challenge is create something to wrap up a gift in non traditional colours.

Inspiration  - Dawn Frost, just loved her paper bag and tag.  All the projects from the DT were wonderful.

Image: Bugaboo's image 'Noel Birds
Paper Bag
Papers: Stampin Up's whisper white, early espresso and kraft papers from Michaels
Stamps: Stampin Up's snowflakes/sentiments from various sets
Inks: Stampin Up's Early Espresso and Memento black
Markers: Prismacolors & Copics
White snowflake: die cut
Ribbon: Cork Ribbon

Challenges entered:
1. Catch the Bug Challenge Day 3:  Wrap it Up with a Twist - Anything but a Card
2. Hiding in my Craftroom Challenge #309 Christmas in July
3. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas  Challenge #342
4. Di's Digis & Designs: Christmas in July
5. Making Memories:Challenge 7 Anything Goes, Anything but a Square
6. Whoopsi Daisy Digi and CD challenge: Christmas in July

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #193 Lots of Layers

Chanya is hosting our challenge and the theme is 'Lots of Layers' .  As usual anything you wish to enter is fine, a card,  scrapbook layout,  mixed media piece,  some home decor, as long it has lots of layers to match the theme.     Hope to see you join in the fun.

I used a QKR image (digi7704 Ride ,em Cowboy) , a Doodle Pantry sentiment (Howdy) and a pair of cowboy boots .Note Doodle Pantry is closed, images no longer available. The background was dry embossed with Stampin' Up's  'Pinewood Planks'
 embossing folder and topped with  a strip from a Martha Stewart punch, Grand total of seven layers.

Challenges entered.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Bugaboo Christmas in July 2017 Day 2 Sketch Challenge

Bugaboo's 'Catch the Bug' Christmas in July 2017 Challenge Day 2 - Sketch

Today I choose the wonderful Bugaboo digital stamp 'xmas trio block' for my image I could not find in in their current shop, so maybe it has not been transferred yet from their old one. I made the Santa dimensional  by  printing the digi twice, colouring the Santa on one,  cutting  it out,  and popping  it up over the other one.   The sentiment is an old one from a  ticket stamp set  I have  from Whimsy Stamps. I taped off the unwanted  lines . inked it up, removed the paper and stamped the sentiment. The snowflakes are from Martha Stewart punches and the smallest ones are from a old punch I bought at Michaels.

1.Catch the Bug Day 2 - Sketch Challenge
2. Weekly Christmas Card Challenge: CCC17 Create a holiday or Christmas Card
3 Christmas at Sweet Stampin: July AnythingChristmas Goes
4. Christmas Cards All Year Long: July - Anything Goes
5. Creative Moments: Challenge 122 Anything Goes with optional twist -'Christmas in July'
6. The Holly and the Ivy Christmas Challenge #10  Anything Christmas Goes
7. A Snowflakes Promise: Challenge 42 Anything Goes
8. A Dragonflies Journey: Christmas in July

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Bugaboo Christmas in July 2017 - Make it Sparkle & Shine - Day 1

Bugaboo's Christmas in July 2017 has started  today July 15th and the challenge is to create a project with 'Make it Sparkle & Shine' as the theme. For all the rules go to 'Catch the Bug' Challenge Blog. Does not have to be a Bugaboo image  but the Bugaboo Friday Freebie of the week is the one I used.

Card Details:
Stamp - digital:  Fancy Sunbonnet Christmas tree by Bugaboo.
Colour Medium: Copics and Prisma Color Markers
Ribbon. From a friend - bought at Michael's
Cardstock: Stampin' Up
Snowflake: white one from stash and the little red on top of it
 was  from a Martha Stewart Punch Other: Stickles - 'Diamond'  added to the background embossed paper &  Red added to the Christmas balls on the tree
Half Pearls: tiny blue half pearls added to the white background
Die Cut: inverted squares

Challenges entered:
1. Catch the Bug: Day One - theme: Make it Sparkle & Shine:
2. Crafty Calendar: Anything Goes July Challenge
3. Creative Moments Challenge: Challenge #122 Anything GOes with a twist of "Christmas in July'
4. Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge  #342 Anythings Goes  with optional twist use a die cut
5. Digidesign Challenge Blog:  Christmas in July 
6. Sweet Stampin:Christmas in July
7. Crafting with Frienda: #47 Anything Goes

Monday, July 3, 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 192 - Tic, Tac, Toe

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #192 -  Tic, Tac, Toe

        Marlene  is hosting our challenge today and the theme is Tic, Tac, Toe.

As usual anything you enter is fine , a card, a scrap layout, a mixed media piece, some home decor,  as long as it matches the theme. I choose the line  of Gem or Pearls, Stamp or Digi, and Die Cuts 

The card stock is Stampin' Up's,  the designer paper is from 'DCWV  The Princess Stack' and the doily  is a Marianne Designs die.The image and sentiment are from a Doodle Pantry  set called 'Quirky Stork' (no longer available). The other die cuts are   Spellbinders  deckled rectangles,\ and  scalloped circles;

Misc.:  red rhinestones, white half pearl, small red half pearl, little pale pink bow


Saturday, July 1, 2017

Drink Wine

Aaah wine, one of natures's delights. This card is for a wonderful step daughter's upcoming birthday.

Cardstock: Stampin Up's  Cherry Cobbler, whisper white
Design Paper: Bo Bunny Aryis's Garden
Embossing Folder: Stampin Up's 'Elegant Dots'
Digital Image: Bugaboo's  'I Only Drink Wine on Days that end in 'Y'
Border Punch; Martha Stewart
Die Cuts: Marianne design (LR0110 & ?) for the flower
Other: red stick on's

1. Catch the Bug Sketch Challenge: #511 June
2. Brown Sugar Challenge: #257 Anything Goes
3. Crafting With Friends: Challenge #46
4. Colour Crazy Craft Challenge: Week 26- Anything Goes
5. Jo's Scrap Shack: FFC #195 Anything Goes
6. Kitty Bee Designs #98 Girly Cards
7. Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge: wk 26 Anything Goes
8. Simply Papercraft:  Challenge 48 Anything Goes 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Outlawz June Progressive Challenge -My Fair Lady

Outlawz Progressive Challenge June 2017

The image for the month of June is 'My Fair Lady'  by Sheepski Designs, and a fair lady she is indeed. Great fun  to colour, the hard part was deciding what colour she should be (I choose brown shades and the rest was easy).  I used a fancy die cut borrowed from a friend for the image border and Whisper White, Early Espresso and  Creamy Caramel for  the cardstock. The flowers were cut from a Memory Box die called 'Fabulous Phlox'.  I finished it off with three brown half pearls. 

Won a DT Favourite pick at Artistic Inspirations
Won a DT  Honourable Mention  at PIP 

6. PIP Challenge #1725 Anything Goes