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. 

6. PIP Challenge #1725 Anything Goes

Monday, June 19, 2017

Crafty Cardmaker Challenge #191 - Here Comes Summer

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #191 Here Comes Summer- June 19th - July 3rd. 2017

June is hosting our challenge today, and the theme is Here Comes Summer.

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

Tiddly Inks  makes the most delightful digital images and  I choose this image titled 'Wryn Floating Along' as my choice to represent  Summer.  I coloured her with Copics and Prismacolor markers.   The cardstock is from Stampin Up and the colourful background paper is from a DCWV paper stack called 'Razzel Dazzel'. The flowers are from stash.


Monday, June 5, 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #190 - Bird House

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #190 For a Special Man/Boy or Father's Day - June 5th - June 18th, 2017

Margaret is hosting our challenge today, and the theme is For a Special Man/Boy or Father's Day.

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it follows either of our masculine themes.

Grandson's Birthday:

Grandson's birthday and a bird house card for him. Trying for a masculine look so browns and greens and bit of burlap.  The image is a colouring book image, sentiment from Doodle Pantry and leaves from a Stampin UP  rubber stamp (coloured and hand cut out).

1. A gem of a Challenge:#195 For the Boys/Men
2. Crafting with Dragonflies: #82 Anything Goes
3.  Creative Ladybirds Challenge: # 27 Anything Goes
4. A Bit More Time to Craft:#45 Anything Goes
5. A Perfect Time to Craft: June 2017 #26
6. Sweet Stampin'Challenge #27 Anything Goes
7. Cute as a Button: Challenge#35 For the Boys

Monday, May 22, 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #189 Floral Profusion

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #189 Floral Profusion
Jackie is hosting the challenge today, and the theme is 'Floral Profusion'. We would love to see your creations covered in flowers, lots and lots of flowers.

As usual anything you enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it has lots of flowers on it.

Recipe for  my card is as follows:
Image: Local King Rubber Stamp 'Shadow Flowers'
Sentiment: Stampin' Up
Cardstock: Stampin' Up's Rich Razzelberry and whisper white
Ink: Stampin' Up's Rich Razzelberry
Punches: 'make' unknown for the four small flowers bought at Michael's
Die:Fabulous Phlox by Memory Box (large flower); Spellbinders Scalloped Circles
Other: white half pearls
Techniques: retiform for the flower background,edge sponging, and hand embossing for the rich razzelberry cardstock border.


Monday, May 8, 2017

Outlaws Progressive Challenge - May 2017

The image this month is called 'Chicken Run' by Di's Digi.    So darn cute, just love it. He looks like a duckie to me though lol!.  I will be using it as a Birthday Card  for one of my little grand relatives.

Card Details
The image was coloured with Copics . 
I used a sponge and Stampin' Up ink  to create the sky and Prismacolor Markers  for the grass.
To complete the scene I used a portion of a fence from  Impression Obsession die titled DIE034-U.
The striped designer paper is from a Graphic 45 paper pad called 'Time to Celebrate'

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #188 Add a Sentiment

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge  #188Pam is hosting our challenge, and the theme is Add A Sentiment.   As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it as a sentiment, the more prominent the better. 

Brother's Birthday Card - It's a Man Thing
My younger brother's birthday card. He is retired and lives beside the lake where we grew up  and  while he is certainly not lazy,  he has his moments of laying back and enjoying life :O).

Card Details:
Stamp: Just Inklined 'The  Good Life' digital stamp; background stamp  - Stampin Up's 'Hardwood'for background
Sentiment: Doodle Pantry (no longer available)
Colour: Prismacolor Markers
Ink: Stampin' Up's 'gumball green', 'creamy carmel'
Die Cuts: Stampin' Up's Banners , Spellbinders rectangles 'A2 Matting Basics A  
Other: hemp cord,  embossing powder
Technique: Heat embossing for the wooden background

Won a Top 3 pick at Inspiration Destination


Sunday, May 7, 2017

Christmas Santa

A card for Christmas 2017  using a Bugaboo sketch and a stamped image from Close to My Heart D1443 -Share the Magic'. The background was created with  a  Stampin Up   'Merry Medley'  stamp and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I used an embossing folder from  We R Memory Keepers titled Sequence #1  for the patterns on the thin vertical strip and the wider horizontal strip. I added  six white circles for some embellishment and to complete the sketch.

Won at Catch the Bug challenge

1. Catch the Bug  'Stella says Sketch' challenge #509
2. A Gem of a Challenge: # 193 Embossing Wet or Dry 
3. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #332 Anything Christmas Goes
4. Scrapper's Delight #66 Anything Goes
5. Christmas at Sweet Stampin: Anything Christmas
6. The Holly and the Ivy Christmas Challenge #5

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Kenny K- May Challenge

Club Kenny K - May Challenge on Facebook using a Kenny K digital stamp called Safari Guy. An important milestone birthday coming up in my family this June and this is the card I will be giving away. I needed it to be masculine so kept it fairly simple.  The sentiments are my own, created in WORD.  The die cuts for the frames are all Spellbinders.  I coloured the image with a mixture of Copics and Prismacolor Markers.

1. Kenny K-Facebook- May challenge
2. Catch the Bug Challenge: Anything Goes May 6th.
3. Image That. Creative Playground May -Anything Crafty Goes
4. My Time to Craft: #345 Maculine
5. Crafting with Friends:  #42 Anything Goes
6. Creative Fingers Challenge:#129 Anything Goes
7. Jo's Scrap Shack:  FFC #187 Anything Goes 
8. Making Memories Crafting: #5 Anything Goes
9. Crafting with an Attitude: : #27 Anything Goes 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Beccy's Place - Not Beary Happy

I went to BC for a few days to visit friends and completely forgot that a great nephew wouild be  turning two while I was gone. So when I got home I hurriedly made a card and it is off to the mail box.  I chose this poor sad bear as my image  to reflect how I felt. So sorry that it will be late but he is  way too young to ever remember lol!  The image is from Beccy's Place and is called 'Not Beary Happy'. I coloured him with Copics and used paper from a Michaels paper pad called 'Bright Splash'.The cardstock is Emerald Envy  from Stampin' Up. The stars on the elongated rectangle are from a Stampin' Up's embossing folder called 'Lucky Stars' and the brown stars are punched out of a Stampin' Up punch. Lots of Stampin' Up  going on here :O). The butterfly is a Heartfelt Creations die cut from their Garden Romance set.


Monday, April 24, 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #187 - Pearls and/or Gems

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #187 - Pearls and/or Gems
Josephine is hosting the challenge and the theme is Pearls and/or Gems. We would like to see lots and lots of pearly pearls or blingy gems, or both.

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it has some luscious pearls or sparkling gems.

Card details
Stamp cat and meow clear stamps by?? Have lost the info on the purchase  which was many years ago.
Colour: Prismacolor Markers
Embossing folder - Stampin' Up

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Outlawz Progressive Challenge - April 2017

Outlawz Progressive Challenge. The image this month of April 2017 is Hummingbird-in-Morning Glory Flowers by  Createful Heart Digis.

Card details:
Colour Medium - Prismacolor Makers
Ink:  Stampin' Up 'Marina Mist'
Die: Spellbinders Decorative Elements - Lacy Squares
Sentiment: Inkadinkado

Card Featured on Outlawz Gallery

1. Outlawz April Progressive Challenge
2. Crafty Friends Challenge: #55Animals or Birds
3. My Time to Craft: #343 No Designer Papers
4. Crafty Sentiments Design" Flowers
5. Creates and Makes:#10  Anything Goes/optional Springtime.
6. Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge: Week 15 Anything Goes
7. Unicorn Challenge #20 Petal Power
8. A Bit More Time to Craft: #41 Anything Goes

Monday, April 10, 2017

Yikes Cat Card

Yikes Cat Card:   rubber stamp by Magenta, sentiment from Memory Box 'Classic Uppercase Alphabet' die set, Stampin' up cardstock ;  designer paper from stash. I used a sketch from Paper Craft Crew for the layout.

It is always fun to use a rubber stamp.   I have been in love with this one for a long time. So pleased to have finally  got around to using it.

1. Always Fun Challenge: #1 Anything Goes
2. Artistic Inspirations #176 Anything Goes
3. Crafting from the Heart #154 Anything goes
4. Dream Valley Challenge:#153 Our 4 legged friends
5. The Paper Nest Dolls #04 April
6. Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge: 1715 Anything Goes
7. Crafting When We Can #141 - Animals
8. Stamping Sensations: April Anything goes

Crafty Cardmakers - Birdie Told Me

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge  #186 - Things with Wings

Mary is hosting our challenge today, and the theme is Things With Wings. Anything with wings will count, birds, butterflies and other insects, fairies, airplanes, even hearts as long as they have wings!

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

Please remember our 15 total challenge rule!

I decided to make a card using this adorable digital image from 'Sugar Nellie Loves'  called ' Hey Little Birdie'. I coloured her with Prismacolor Markers, using Copics for the flesh tones. The sentiment is a freebie from 'Playing with Paper'. I die cut the bird placed in the circle sentiment from Heartfelt Creations 'Garden Romance Dies' set. The little fairy's hat was made dimensional with pop ups.

1. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #55 Anything Goes
2. Dare2BeArtzy-Anything Goes April Challenge- Anything Goes
3. Addicted to Stamps Challenge #145 Stamped image and Stamped sentiment
4. The Corrosive Challenge 4: Anything Goes
5. Crafty Girls Creations Challenge 35: Anything Goes
6.Imagine that! Creative Playground April
7. Cardz for Gals: #44 Fairy Nice top 3 placement

Happy Crafting!  

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Kenny K's Progressive Challenge Facebook

Kenny K's Facebook Challenge April:

I have a great nephew who is turning  twelve this year and decided to use a Kenny K  digital stamp and enter the card I made for him  in their monthly Facebook challenge. I used the image 'Cool Kid' and coloured him with  Prisma Colour and Copic markers. The Cardstock is Stampin' Up and the designer background is from a Basic Grey 'Wander Paper Pad'. I used a sketch from  'Creative  Sketchy Girls' Challenge  #10.

Won a Top 3 Placement at Creative Girl's Challenge

Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

FTH March -2017 Stamp of the Month Challenge

FTH Digital Stamp of the Month Challenge March,  2017, using the image   'Lucky Lil Birdie'. So darn cute, I wasn't sure what occasion I wanted to celebrate with this image so  I just picked Good Luck and inside I will  have a message wishing someone  good luck on whatever endeavour they are about to  set forth on. At least that is the plan!.
I used the sketch from  March's Challenge at the 'The Sketch File' for my layout  and coloured the image with PrismaColor markers,  The sentiment is from the Stampin' Up's  set  'So happy For You'.

Have a good day!

1.FTH Stamp of the Month Challenge
2.  The Sketch File; March sketch
3. Crafting Creations: #338 Anything Goes
4.  Crafty Gals Corner: #116  Anything Goes
5. Creative Moments: #114  and a Freebie
6. Inspiration Destination: #125 Anything Goes
7. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Monday, March 27, 2017

Outlawz Progressive Challenge - March 2017

Outlawz Progressive Challenge - March 2017The image this month  is from  'Beccy's Place' titled 'Spring Window'.  It comes with  both outline and  coloured images . I chose the coloured image and added additional color to some of the bricks  and the window flowers to get a bit more darker shade.  The brick background was dry embossed  and I added some punched flowers to the lower left hand corner of the image . The design was completed with a  Freebie  Clementine sentiment and a little punched out butterfly .

Won a Top 3 placement at 'International Art & Soul

1. Outlawz Progressive challenge - March
2. Crafting from the Heart: challenge 152
3. Come and Get it: Spring Time
4. International Art & Soul: #4 Embossing
5. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #54 Anything Goes
6. Creative Fingers Challenge:#126 Anything Goes
7. Beccy's Place: March  Challenge

Spring has Sprung

Crafty Card Makers Challenge #185 Spring into Spring
Peggy is hosting the challenge today, and the theme is Spring into Spring. With the Spring Equinox having just occurred   earlier this month we are hopefully springing back into life with new births, and buds and flowers appearing on the trees and shrubs and so we would love to see your Spring themed cards. These can include New Birth as well as flora and fauna.

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it has a lovely Spring theme.

Please remember the 15 total challenge rule!

Sounds like fun  doesn't it. I choose new birth and as April showers  are a fairly common spring event I thought this delightful image 'Natures Protectors' (no longer available) by Sassy Cheryl was just the image I wanted to use. I decided to to brighten it up with some common colours associated with the season. The sentiment is a freebie - Clementine Spring.  Quite happy with the result.

Won Top 3  at  the 'Come and Get it' Challenge

Monday, March 13, 2017


Sisters birthday  

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #184 For a Special Woman, Girl or Mother's Day  
Sally is hosting the challenge today, and the theme is For a Special Woman/Girl or Mother's Day as it's Mothering Sunday on 26th March if you are in the UK, 

We would like to see your cards for that Special Female in your life. and it would be nice if you shared with us who your creation is for.

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it's for a Special Female.
Please remember our 15 total challenge rule!

Stamp: Digital two for Tuesday I made this card for my sister's birthday  as the image  reminded me of a picture I have from our childhood of us holding hands.  The dresses do not  align  as we are not quite that old (had to get that in haha). More from my mothers time I think.  My elder sister, what would I do without her, She has been such a rock, always there for me, helping me, holding my hand in time of troubles, celebrating my  special days etc.
 Special Indeed!.

The die cuts are from my stamping buddies treasure cove and I don't know the name or brands. The large ovals are Spellbinders for sure.

1. Allsorts Challenge: Week 406 - Ladies and Girls
2. Crafty Calendar March Challenge  Mum's Day or Special Female
3. Crafting with Friends #38 Anything Goes
4. Creative Corner Challenge:  'Girly Fun"
5. Jo's Scrap Shack: Fun Day Friday Challenge #179 ATG
6. Simply Papercraft:  Challenge 44 Anything Goes
7.  Crafting with an Attitude: #25 Anything Goes
8. Crafty Girls Challenge #34 Anything Goes
9. Crafty Gals Corner: #113 Polka Dots and/or Stripes

Friday, March 10, 2017

Birthday for a Little Guy

A birthday card for a little grand nephew  using an adorable 'Bugaboo' stamp called 'Theodore - Birthday Sign'.  I colored the image with a combination of Copics and Prisma Colour markers, added three balloons  punched out from two borrowed 'no  brand name' punches . and  that was basically it. The background was  three layers of cardstock and a punched border.   The first layer was dry embossed with  a heart folder.

 My first March birthday card will shortly be in the mail. Yaay!

Won Top pick at Outlawz Twisted Thursday challenge!

Won a Top Three Placement aty Digital Delights by Louby Lou


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Hockey Player

Birthday card for a Great Grandson who loves hockey and especially the Calgary Flames. I tried to tie some of the  Flames colours into the card. Hope he enjoys it.

I am entering this card into the Kenny K Progressive Challenge on Facebook.  You can enter with any Kenny K image and receive the 'freebie'  they are giving away for that challenge.  I choose this fun image called 'Hockey Player' , coloured him with Copics and  Prismacolor Markers then used a sketch from the 'Cheerful Sketches Challenge' blog   for the layout.


Monday, February 27, 2017

Swingin' By

Crafty Cardmakers challenge #183 :

Judy is hosting our challenge today and the theme is ' GO GREEN'. We want to see lots of green on your creations in honour of St. Patrick's Day which is on Friday 17th of March, or you could make a St. Patrick's Day card. Anything you care  to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it is mostly green or has a St. Patrick's Day theme.

I am in need of boy/man cards so have decided to do my best to make more masculine cards! I need to have some  on hand for those those moments when I really don't have time to make a card!  This seems to get more  frequent all the time:O)!   The corner  pieces were made by embossing brown cardstock with the same embossing folder used for the green background piece. I then cut out four bamboo  leafs and  glued them to the card corners. Some bakers twine  and brads were  used to finish it off.


Saturday, February 25, 2017


Kenny K Progressive Challenge - Facebook. You can enter with any Kenny K image and receive the 'freebie'  they are giving away for that challenge.  I choose this fun image called 'Skate Chick', coloured her with Copics and used the Mojo Monday sketch of the week for the layout. I die cut the sentiment letters  from a Tattered Lace's  alphabet die set, glued it onto a tag from a Spellbinders 'Back to Basic Tag' die cut, and adhered it onto the card base with a black brad. The gear is from a Tim Holtz thinlits die set called Gearhead.The banner is from a Stampin Up Framelits die set. I finished it all off with some red white twine.

I will be using this for a belated Birthday Card..

1. Brown Sugar Challenge #239 Anything Goes
2. Colour Crazy Craft Challenge: Week 8 - Anything Goes
3. Crafting with Friends:Challenge 37 Anything Goes
4. (100) Club Kenny K on Facebook
5. Crafts and Me Challenge February Challenge
6. Mojo Monday Sketch 485

Friday, February 24, 2017

Outlawz Progressive Challenge - Feb 2017

Outlawz Progressive Challenge. The image this month of February 2017 is a Bugaboo image called "Friend Flower Doodle'.

I used "Stickles' to colour the flowers  & the leaves and  Liquid Pearls on the butterflies. I used a Stampin' Up embossing folder called Square Lattice for the white strip on the panel behind the image square. The edging on the bottom of said square is from a Martha Stewart punch  which I cut in half to give me a smaller edge.  The design at the top of the card are some  left overs of the punched out ovals of the edging punch..

That was that, very easy and I quite like the result. It is going to one of my oldest and dearest friends, for no reason, just because!

1. Outlawz Progressive Challenge February 2017
2. Brown Sugar Challenge: #239  Anything Goes
3. Crafting with Friends: Challenge 37 Anything Goes
4. Creative Fingers Challenge: #125
5. Jo's Scrap Shack: Challenge #177 Anything Goes
6. Simply Papercraft: Challenge 44 Anything Goes
7. Morgan's Art Challenge #4 For the Ladies

Monday, February 13, 2017




Crafty Cardmakers, Challenge #182 Add Some Texture                       

Card must contain textures, you can interpret this how you like, either embossing, heat or dry, texture paste, fabric etc.                
My first attempt at Fun Foam Faux Leather. I was introduced to this technique by a dear friend and fell in love with it. Here is the link to the You Tube video that she gave me.  As usual the card looks much better IRL than as pictured. Thanks for the help J.B.

Stamps: Stampin Up moose from  their Moon Lake stamp set
Sentiment also from Stampin Up 
Sentiment die cut: Spellbinders  Shapeabilities 'Grommet Tags'
Feathers die cuts/paper  
fun foam


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Valentine - Sock Monkey

 A Valentine for a Step Grand Child.   
I used a Sketch from  'Paper Play Sketches" and an image from Bugaboo called Sock Monkey Girl Standing.

The coloured papers are Stampin' Up cardstock and the striped paper from stash. The hearts were from a 'no name' punch I have and  the 'love you' sentiment is from  a Tattered lace alphabet die. I used two different Stampin' Up embossing folders; Decorative dots and Elegant dots.  Dimension was added to the hair bow ,the muzzle and the chest heart using pop ups.

Won paper Play Sketches

Have a great day!


Friday, February 10, 2017

Bug Kitty Block - Valentine

Here I am with another 2017 Valentine and I am  again using a Bugaboo Stamp image, this one  titled BugKittyBlocks.. I made the heart with the paw print dimensional by printing the image twice and colouring , then cutting the heart out and using pop ups placing it over the fully coloured image. I coloured the kitty with Copics and the heart and  background with Prisma Color Markers. The heart banner is from La - La Land.  It is hard to tell by the photo but I used a new embossing folder called Hexagons Dynamic which is available from Stampin' Up.This one will go to a step great grandchild. 


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Cat Love Valentine:

I love this cat duo, just too cute and they can be found at  Bugaboo Stamps under the title 'BugCatLove'.

Card Details:
 Stamp: Bugaboo digital
 Sentiment: alphabet die cut from Tattered lace
 Paper carstock: Stampin' Up
 Designer paper: paper stack
 Ribbon: Michaels
 Colour Medium: prismacolor Markers
 Card design: sketch by Mojo Monday

Won Top Picks at 4 Crafty Chicks

1.Mojo Monday: Sketch Challenge  #483
2. Catch the Bug February  Anything Goes challenge
3. 4 Crafty Chicks: #337 Love
4. Cards 4Galz: #40 Love is in the air
5. Craft Rocket Challenge: #32 it's a Love Thing
6. Crafty Girls Creations: #33 
7. Little Miss Muffet Challenge: #156 Anything Goes
8. Sasayaki Glitter Challenge: February -  Red
9. Star Stampz: Lots of red Challenge

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Clyde Valentine

It is Stella Says Sketch time at the Catch the Bug  blog site. Great sketch, I love it! I made a Valentine card for one of my Grand nephews using said sketch and I really quite like it. Clyde is such an adorable image and I picked him for my image. the name of the digital stamp is 'Clyde - Be Mine and can be found here.  His  muzzle/nose (?) and the heart he is holding were made dimensional using pop ups. I used prismacolor Markers to colour him, The scalloped border at the bottom of the card is from Stampin' Up. The hearts are punch outs from the die 'Heart Banner'  from La la Land Crafts. The little lone banner (right hand side - used in place of button) is from the same set. Ribbon from stash.

Have wonderful day!

1. Catch the Bug - Stella Says Sketch Challenge #503
2. A Bit More Time to Craft: Challenge 37 Anything Goes
3. A Perfect Time to Craft: Anything Goes #02
4. Aussie Digital Artists Challenge: Feb 1st #01
5. Crafty Awesomeness Challenge: February2017
6. Bugaboo Crafty Challenge 1
7. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge: ATG
8. Creatalicious  Challenge: #108 Anything Goes - optional 'add some hearts'
9. CCC Digi Creations: #66 Add a Heart

Monday, February 6, 2017

Pig Valentine - FTH

From the Heart Progressive  Challenge is up and running and this is the free image if you had participated in their last challenge (June 2016).  So great to have Faith back and creating more of her wonderful images.

Card Details
image: Hogs and Kisses PigWit  by FTH Stamps
Sentiment: from the above stamp set
Paper: Stampin Up
Colour medium : Copics
INK: Stampin Up Really Rust
Die: La La Land Heart Banner; Spellbinders Grommet Tags
Embossing Folder: Stampin Up 'Decorative Dots'.
Other: rusty brown  brads

I die cut three tags  two brown and one white. I used the two brown tags as the border for the white sentiment. The nose and bow tie  were made dimensional  by printing the image twice, colouring the nose and bow tie on the spare image , cutting them out and using pop ups placed them over the first image.

Won  a Top Three placement at Angie's Digital Stamps

1. Addicted to Stamps: Challenge #141 Love
2. Angie's Digital Stamps #6 AG/no twist
3. Come and Get Challenge: Valentine's Day Card
4. Dragonfly Journeys -  Challenge #85 - Love is in the air
5. Outlawz Monday  Greeting Challenge : A Card for Your Valentine GCC 020617
6. QKR Stampede: #229  Anything Goes or Valentines cards
7. Stamping Sensations: February  Animal Magic
8. CCC Digi  Creations: Challenge 66 Add a Heart
9. From the Heart Progressive Challenge - February 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Birthday Card for Friend

Here is a card I made for a friend who has a winter birthday.  It was CAS and quick to make. I embossed the black background with a polka dot embossing folder and used the backside so it would be more flat. Die cut the trees and the friend sentiment and glued them on.   Added the half pearls and I was done.  As usual it packed a lot more punch in real life.

die cuts:Tim Holtz Thinlits dies -  Woodland and  Friendship Words
Paper: Stampin Up
Other: half pearls

1. Crafty Girlz Creation: Anything Goes - Feb Challenge 33
2. DLART: Thankful Thursday Challenge #197
3. The Paper Shelter - #279- Winter
4.  The Crafty Addicts: Challenge 33 ATG
5.  A Snowflake's Promise: Anything Goes #36
6.  Die Cutting Diva's #302 - Anything Goes

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Card for Friends


I have two friends who celebrate the same day in February  as their birthdate and   these are the   cards I made for them. I thought the Bugaboo  image  MIS friends  and the January Catch the Bug sketch  for Challenge 502  see here  would make a great card for them.

Image: Bugaboo MIS Friends
Sentiment 1; Stampin UP rubber stamps for both cards
Sentiment 2: Alphabet die cut and a handwritten one
Colour Medium: Copics
Background paper: Freebie from Stamp TV
Embossing Folder:  Stampin Up

1.Catch the Bug - Stella Says Sketch  Challenge 502
2. Crafting by Designs: February Anything Goes
3. Crafty Creations #334 Anything Goes
4. Creative Moments: challenge 110 Anything Goes with Twist feminine
5. Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes  #121 (just for fun)
6. The Crafty Addicts: Challenge 33 Anything Goes with option add a sentiment
7. Krafty Kimmie -Wonderful Wednesday

Monday, January 30, 2017

Valentine Girl

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge # 181 Love,Love,Love
Make something special for the one you love or for just someone in love, You can make any type of craft you like, card, tag,scrapbook layout, mixed  media piece, home decor  etc as long as it has a love theme.
Do come and join  the fun , time to start thinking about Valentine Day!

I choose a Valentine Girl Card   for a dearly loved grand niece

Digital Image: Mo Manning's -  'Full Heart'
Markers: Prismacolor with  Copics for the flesh tones
Designer paper : Stampin Up
Paper: Stampin Up
Punch: Heart punch unknown brand
Flower: MARVY daisy punches Black Brad

1. Brown Sugar Challenge:#235 Anything Goes
2. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends:Challenge #50
3. The Corrosive Challenge #1 Anything Goes
4. A Gem of a Challenge: #186 Hearts and/or Flowers
5. Crafty Friends Challenge #50  Girly
6. Doing Life:ATG   Create with TLC  Challenge #7
7. Sweet Stampin:Spots and Dots  

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Outlawz - January 2017

Outlawz Challenge January 2017 , image by  All Dressed Up.  Is she not a beauty, so fun to work with . This so cute image is the free image for the January Outlaws  Progressive Challenge provided you had participated in the last one.   The image is called 'Butterfly Kisses Girl'  and I think she is adorable.  January is just about over but  there is always February and another  new image if you would like to join us.

Image: All Dressed Up
Dies:  Cottage Cutz;  Spellbinders: Shapeabilities 'Foliage',
 Background stamp: Impression Obsession Cover a Card- Distressed lines
Punch:  no name heart punch
Colour medium:  Copics
Paper:  stash, whisper white-Stampin-Up

1. Outlawz Progressive Challenge: January
 2. Come and Get it Challenge: 3 or More Layers
3. Digi Design CHallenge: All About Love
4. A Gem of a Challenge: Hearts and/or  Flowers
5. Crafty Friends Challenge: Challenge 50 Girlie
6. Crafty Catz Challenge: #355 Anything Goes with a twist of a Ladies Card

Monday, January 16, 2017

Baby Card Spit Happens

Challenge # 180 Crafty Cardmakers:  New Beginnings! Make a project that is related to new beginnings, This can be the arrival of a baby, a new relationship, marriage, engagement etc. 

                    Do come and join the fun, share your  'new beginning creation with us!

I chose  the arrival of a baby. I used a  Mo Manning digital stamp called 'Spit Happens', added a few embellishments and it was done.

Colour Medium: Copics (El3, E00,E000 for the flesh tones) and Prismacolor markers
Die Cuts: Spellbinders inverted squares for the image. The sentiment is from Stampin Up and the 'baby/onesie/star'  was bought on one of my  excursions to the craft stores.
Paper: Stampin' Up

Won a top 3 Placement  at Angie's Digital Stamps
Won prize for Challenge Colour Crazy Craft Challenge 
Week 2

1. Angie's Digital Stamps: Challenge #5  Anything Goes, No Twist
2. Lacy Sunshine December Anything Goes Challenge
3. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: Challenge 50 Anything Goes
4. A Gem of a Challenge #185 Celebrate Something New
5. Crafty Calendar Challenge: January Challenge
6. Crafty Friends Challenge: #49 New Beginnings
7. Brown Sugar Challenge: #233 Anything Goes
8. Colour Crazy  Craft Challenge Week 2