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