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.

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.

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.

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

Monday, October 15, 2018

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #220 Fairies and Mythical Creatures

Welcome to another challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and Jackie is hosting today's challenge.

The theme of this weeks challenge is 'Fairies or other Mythical Creatures'.  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 fairies or other mythical creatures theme.

I decided to use this lovely digital stamp Fairy Child by Morgan Fitzsimmons.  Beautiful stamp and great to colour. The background paper is from a stamp pad titled  Razzell Dazzle I bought at Michaels about a year ago. The flower accessory is from my stash and the image was coloured with Spectrum Noir markers except for the flesh where I used Copics. I printed the stamp out twice, coloured and fussy cut the small digital image flowers from one image and overlayed them on the other.

It has been cold and miserable here in my part of Alberta,  this after a summer that was either really hot, with a sky completely covered with forest fire smoke from BC, or raining. I played horseshoes this summer at our family reunion in Montana USA under a sweltering 109-degree Fahrenheit temperature. All I could think of was cool-cold weather. Now I am complaining of that, so I guess there is no pleasing me 😊

Have a great week!

Winner of Challenge at The Fairy and the Unicorn

1. A Gem of a Challenge: ATG #228
2. Crafty Friends: #94 Use More than One Die (I used 3 oval dies and letter dies for the sentiment)
3. The Fairy and the Unicorn: October Challenge     WON
4. Colour Crazy Craft Challenge: ATG colouring
5. Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #443 ATG option of Anything but square
6. Creative Fingers ATG Challenge # 153
7. Polkadoodles ATG Wk 41
8. QKR Stampede #317 ATG

Monday, October 1, 2018

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #219 Lace or Ribbon

Kim is hosting the challenge this fortnight and the theme is Lace or Ribbon

As usual, anything you enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it meets the lace or ribbon criteria.

I had this gorgeous floral lace in my stash for a few years and this seemed the ideal time to use it. I loved it so much that I found it hard to use if you know what I mean. The image is 'Poppies' from Just Inklined,  and was coloured with Copic markers. The sentiment is from  Stampin' Up and I finished it off with rhinestones.


1. Alphabet- N is for Nature 
2. Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes Colouring Challenge 
3. Creative Fingers Challenge #152 
4. Jo's Scrap Shack #253 ATG 
5. Polkadoodles Week39 ATG 
6. QKR Stampede:#315 ATG 
7. Outlaws Festive Friday, Sept. 28/18

Monday, September 17, 2018

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #218 Autumn Colours

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #218

Maike is hosting challenge #218 Autumn Colours. As usual, anything you care to enter is fine, a card, a scrapbook layout,  mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it meets the Autumn Colours theme.

Do come and join the fun, and share your  Autumn colours with us.

My card is for a grandson's  September Birthday and was designed with him in mind. All of it is made with leftover scraps of paper from a previous project.  The butterfly, the fancy circle beneath it and the orange leaf are from my stash.

Dies- Spellbinders (the sentiment circles, the Cattails), border die
Sentiment: Stampin'Up "Party Pants"

1. A Bit More Time to Craft: Challenge #76 Anything Goes
2. The Crafter's Cafe #204 Your Choice Autumn and/or Spring
3. Crafts Galore Encore September Anything Goes #55
4. Daisy Chain Challenge #23 - Birthday
5. Eclectic Ellapu September Challenge: Anything Goes
6. Fabrika Fantasy:#24 Autumn
7. Happy Little Stampers: September Anything Goes with Dies
8. Not Just Cards Challenge: September challenge Anything Goes

Monday, September 3, 2018

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge # 217 All Creatures Great and Small

Welcome back to Crafty Cardmakers Challenges! Today's challenge is  #217 All Creatures Great and Small, all animals, and insects in the kingdom are acceptable. The creature you choose must be the focal point of the creation.  Marg is hosting challenge #217.

Looking forward to seeing all your wonderful creations!

Image: The Stamping Bazaar's digital stamp  'Josie in a Hat'.
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers
Flower: Recollections Flowers from Michaels
 Die Cuts: the leaves and  border

1. Bugaboo -Anything Goes Challenge:
2. Crafty Friends: #91 Animal/Birds
3. 2 Crafty Critters Sept. Challenge
4. Crafty Animals Challenge 18 ATG
5. QKR Stampede Challenge #311 ATG
6. Show us your Pussycats #33 Furrything Goes
7. Kitty Bee Designs#126 ATG/optional animals

Friday, July 27, 2018

Bugaboo Christmas in July - Day 7 - Photo Challenge

Today is Day 7 of the 2018 Christmas in July Bugaboo Challenge. The theme for Day 7 is  a Photo Challenge.  See here for all the details.

 I choose Bugaboo's  current ( July 27,2018) Friday Freebie as my image   and coloured it  with Prismacolor Markers. I used Copics for the flesh tones. My wonderful background paper is from a paper pack I bought at Michael's  (  Cardstock  Carton- Marble).   The background to the Santa image was  hand sponged to give the appearance of sky,ocean and sand. I added some rhinestone for added interest.

Thanks Bugaboo for another wonderful week long Christmas Challenge!!

1. Catch the Bug  Christmas in July - Day 7- Photo challenge
2. Crimbo Crackers: Challenge 163 - Anything Goes
3. Little Miss Muffet Challenge#194- Anything Goes
4. Sasayaki Glitter  Stamps  July Challenge - Christmas in July
5. The House that Stamps  Built - Anything Goes-Repeat Impressions ATG- J2518 
6. Mod SquadChallenge-Christmas in July
7. Creative Moments Challenge #149 Anything Goes

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Bugaboo Christmas in July 2018-Day 6 Colour Challenge

Today is Day 6 of the 2018 Christmas in July Bugaboo Challenge. The theme for Day 6 is  a Color Challenge.  See here for all the details.

 I choose Bugaboo's Winter - Birds Snowman for my image  and coloured it  with Prismacolor Markers.  There are five colours to the challenge and I tried to match the  colours I had to the ones on display at the Catch the Bug site. They  might not match what you see on your screen, but they look like what my monitor showed. It is an old computer so who knows.

 I followed a  Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge for my layout. The two diagonal  corner decorations are from Spellbinders  'Ironwork Accents' die cut set. The large snowflake die was a gift and I  do not know the brand. The sentiment is from a Gina K Design stamp kit titled 'blessed is the season' The embossing folder for the white background layer is  Stampin' Up's 'Decorative Dots'.

A top Three pick at Sweet Sketch Wednesday

1. Catch the Bug Christmas in July - Day 6- Color Challenge:
2. Sweet Sketch Wednesday:Sketch #141  Made Top Three
3. Crafty Sentiments Designs:Anything Goes
4. Aud Sentiments : #208 Christmas in July + a Sentiment
5. Back to Basics and Beyond: Challenge #8 Use an Embossing Folder
6. Fab 'n' Funky: #404 Christmas in July
7. Mod Squad Challenge  Christmas in July

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Bugaboo Christmas In July 2018 Day 5 Make it Funny

Today is day 5 of  Bugaboo's  annual Christmas in July  Challenge . The theme for Day 5 is Photo Inspiration Make it Funny.  If you can, go over to Bugaboo's  Catch the Bug challenge and join in the fun.

I was inspired by the humour of the photo sentiment and decided to concentrate on making  a card with a funny saying. I choose Bugaboo's Snow Friends for my image  and coloured it  with Prismacolor Markers. I added stickles to the hat and snow and it came out more two toned than I had intended. I thought it would be more silvery.I did not have time to re-do so yes indeed, I have 'yellow' snow, yikes. The sentiment came from an online search and was created on word. I was looking for humorous snow quotes or some such, The dies  are: Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles.

Have a great day!

  card was showcased at Die Cutting Divas

1, Catch the Bug Christmas Challenge  Day 5 Make a Humorous  Project
2. Die Cutting Divas #379 - Christmas in July Showcased
3. Christmas with the Cuties:  #18 Add Some Sparkle (I used Stickles)
4. The Merry ChristmasChallenge: July 15 - Aug. 14 Challenge
5. Artistic Inspirations: Challenge #205

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Bugaboo Christmas in July 2018 Day4 Bingo

Here we are  at Day 4 of Bugaboo's  annual Christmas in July   challenge  and it is a BINGO !  If you can, go over to Bugaboo's  Catch the Bug challenge and join in the fun. 
My card was created using  the diagonal line of Sparkle, Bugaboo Image, and Bling or Pearls'.
I choose the wonderful Bugaboo Christmas image titled 3 Square Tree, coloured the tree with Copics  , decorated the tree with pearls (thanks Dawn for the pearls and thanks for the gorgeous green background paper, those stars are amazing ) and  sparkled the star and  image snowflakes with Stickles.  Finished the card with die cut Snowflakes and a couple of wee buttons.

1.Catch the Bug Challenge Christmas in July Bingo Challenge
2. Christmas Crafts All Year Round:  Have a Tree on your Project
3. The twelve Months of Christmas Link Up #43 Anything Goes
4. Ike's World : #110 +Winner+Freebie: Anything Goes/Christmas in July
5. The Holy and the Ivy Christmas Challenge #32 Anything Christmas Goes Goes
6. Paper Craft Challenge:#16 Christmas in July

Monday, July 23, 2018

Bugaboo's Christmas in July Day 3 - Make a Gift or Gift Holder

Today is day 3 of Bugaboo's  -Catch the Bug annual Christmas in July challenge. The theme for day 3 is "Make a Gift or Gift Holder' . I used a sturdy paper bag from Lenscrafter's , covered their name with   golden zig zag fancy paper, and decorated the bag with a left over handmade bow from last Christmas. I coloured a Bugaboo image titled  'Sonbonnet Christmas Stuff'  with Prismacolor markers , attached it to a  used tag that had a gold sparkled surface,  and tied it to the Christmas bow.  Thinking maybe it did not appear to reflect the 'Baby it's cold Outside' theme, I attached three snowflakes to the front and several on the backside of the tag. Hope this works.

1.Catch the Bug-Christmas in July  Day 3 Make a Gift or Gift Holder.
2. 613 Avenue Create: Challenge#211 Anything Goes/optional twist  create your own designer paper. (did not use the optional twist)
3. Angie's Digital Stamps CH. #22 AG/No Twist
4. International Art & Soul #38 Christmas Traditions (gift giving)
5. The Corrosive Challenge:#7 July 'Anything Goes'
6. The Crafter's Challenge:#7 Anything Goes with an Option of Christmas in July
7. Winter Wonderland: Christmas Gifts (or something to hold a gift): 
8. The Holly and the Ivy Christmas Challenge: #32 Anything Goes

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Bugaboo's Christmas in July Day 2 - Sketch

Today is day 2 of  Bugaboo's  annual Christmas in July week long Challenge . The theme for Day 2 is 'Sketch'.  If you can, go over to Bugaboo's  Catch the Bug challenge and join in the fun,
they have fab prizes.

I choose this fun Poppi xmasSnowballs image, coloured him with Prismacolor Markers and gave him a layout as per sketch. I used left over pieces of designer paper for my  rectangles.
 and feeling 'adventurous'  decided to frame them with white cardstock. Have not done that for a long time!  The sentiment  was created using Word, not sure where the saying originated.

Enjoy your day.

1. Catch the Bug - Christmas in July Day 2Sketch
2. Crafters Castle - Challenge #7 ATG optional Christmas in July
3. Digi Designs Challenge Blog - Christmas in July Challenge
4. Brown Sugar: #280  July
5. C.R.A.F.T Challenge #477 19th of July Christmas
6. Crafting With An Attitude: #41Crimbo Crackers: #162 -Anything Goes Christmas or Festive
7. Creative Craft Cottage:#109 The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Christmas)
8, Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper July Challenge

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Bugaboo's Christmas in July Day 1 Baby it's Cold Outside

Woo-Hoo , it is time for Bugaboo's  annual Christmas in July week long Challenge . The theme for Day 1 is 'Baby it's Cold Outside'. So much fun and the icing on the cake is one gets some Christmas cards made, win-win. If you can, go over to Bugaboo's  Catch the Bug challenge and join in the fun, I know I will be there.

I choose this fun Chibi Snowman image, coloured him with Prismacolor Markers, gave him a layered background in black & white and  embossed  the second layer with Stampin' Up's Textured Impressions  Square Lattice folder. The sentiment  was created using Word and framed with a  Spellbinders Shapeabilities  'Back to Basic Tags' die cut. Finished the card with die cut Snowflakes and a couple of wee buttons.

Featured Card at Jungle Bells

1. Catch the Bug - Christmas in July Day 1
2. Aud Sentiments: Christmas in July-Add a Sentiment
3. Creative Fingers Challenge 150 
4. Jingle Bells: All Bundled Up - three or more layers Featured Card( One of three)
5. Christmas at Sweet Stampin : July
6. Digi Doodles Studios Challenge Blog:  #7 Christmas in July
7. Crafty Gals Corner:  #170 - Christmas in July

Monday, July 16, 2018

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #216 Vacation or Holidays

                                      Julie is hosting today's challenge, Holidays/Vacation over at Crafty Cardmakers.

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 Holidays/Vacation theme.  

This wonderful image of a girl in a beach chair is from All Dressed Up and titled Summer Time.  I coloured the flesh with Copics and the rest with Prismacolor Markers. The designer paper was from a paperpack bought at Michael's titled Razzle Dazzle. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up. I made the flowers from different sized punches.

1. Crafty Calendar Challenge: July Challenge: Totally Girly
2. Colour Crazy Craft: Week 28 Anything Goes
3. Crafting with Friends Challenge #71Anything Goes
4. Crafty Catz Challenge: #425 Anything Goes
5. Creative Fingers Challenge #150 July Anything Goes
6. Jo's Scrap Shack: FFC #242 Anything Goes
7. Polkadoodles Challenge Week 28 Anything Goes

Friday, July 6, 2018

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #215 -At Least Two Dies/Punches or One of Each

Birthday card for my grand nephew. Welcome to the family little guy!

Jackie is hosting today's challenge at Crafty Cardmakers, At least two dies/punches or one of each. 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 challenge theme.

Card Details
Stamp: Mo Manning "Baby and Bunny" digital stamp
Dies: Spellbinders  Deckled Rectangles, Oval, Lattice Rectangles;  Heart Banner by La-La-land.
Paper. Stampin Up's
Other: embossing heart folder by Stampin Up, handmade blue bow

Monday, June 18, 2018

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #214 Wet or Dry Embossing

Lin is hosting today's challenge, Wet or Dry Embossing
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 Wet or Dry Embossing theme.

I choose Dry as my choice of embossing for this fortnights  challenge of Wet or Dry Embossing. I used a embossing folder from Cuttlebug called Scrollwork for the main background and one called Swiss Dots for the oval background.This background was then framed with an oval from Spellbinders 'Elegant Ovals' die set and a smaller oval from their 'Classic Ovals' die set. (managed to get a lot oval words in there did I not :0). The flower image is from Doodle Pantry (no longer available).

Monday, June 4, 2018

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge # 213 Man/Boy

                                        Challenge # 213 Crafty Cardmakers:  Man/Boy!  

Maike is hosting today's challenge, For a Man/Boy

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 For a Man/Boy theme.

                    Do come and join the fun, share your  masculine creations with us

 I chose  a fun stamp by Art Impressions ,coloured him  with Copics, chalked in  some clouds,used some fancy woodland paper, added a few embellishments and it was done.The sentiment was created in word!

Won the Any Image Category AT QKR

1. Crafting by Designs: For the Boys
2. Crafty Friends Challenge:#85 Happy Birthday
3. Colour Crazy Challenge Week 22 Anything Goes
4. Crafting with Friends Challenge #68  Anything Goes
5. QKR Stampede #298 Anything Goes Winner for the Any image
6. Simply papercraft #58 Anything Goes
7. Always Happy Birthday: June Challenge Birthday anything Goes

Monday, May 21, 2018

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #212 Things with Wings

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #212 Things With Wings  May 2018
 I am hosting this fortnights challenge, Things With Wings. We would like the winged thing to be the focal point of your creation.   
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 Things With Wings theme. 
Please head over to Crafty Cardmakers and take a peek at the lovely work of the multi talented Design Team!

Card Details:
Digital Stamp: Mo Manning - Ragged Angel
Sentiment: Stampin Up Craftyhazelnut
Dies: frame die,leaf die and half a snowflake die.
Other: rhinestones, dry embossed background

1. Crafty Calendar Challenge:May Challenge-Things With Wings
2. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas CHNC #386
3. The Fairy and the Unicorn: Anything Goes
4. Crafting with Friends: #67 Anything Goes
5. Creative Fingers Challenge #147
6. Joe's Scrap Shack FFC#234 Anything Goes
7. Outlaw's  Festive Friday Challenge FF051818 (I picked Christmas as my theme)
8. Winter Wonderland: Christmas in the Snow
9. Christmas Crafts All Year Long: May Anything Goes

Monday, May 7, 2018

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #211 No Patterned Paper

 Crafty Cardmakers challenge #211 'No Patterned Paper'  May 7th  2018.

 Jac is hosting this fortnight challenge.

Head on over to Crafty Cardmakers for the challenge details AND  take a peek at all the lovely work from the multi talented Design Team! 

I used a Bugaboo  image titled Silhouettes - Butterfly Flowers for the circled image and Stampin' Up's Gorgeous Grunge stamp set for the ink blots in the background. The sentiment is from  Stampin' Up's Party Pants stamp set and the two small butterflies are die cuts from Heartfelt Creations 'Garden Romance Die HCD723. The larger butterfly  is Memory Box's 'Vivienne Butterfly'.  

This card will go to a dear friend and neighbour who just lost her father.

Top 3 Pick at  Crafty Creations
Honourable Mention at Creative Moments


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Delicious Doodles May 2018

 I am happy to be the guest Designer for the Month of May 2018 at Delicious Doodles. The Challenge for the month of May is "FLOWERS", do check out their Blog  and join in the challenge. They also have great digital images  at their Delicious Doodle Etsy Shop with the art by Teri Sherman. She is a very talented artist and I love her work (newly discovered.)  I chose this delightful image "Flower Fairy' for my card. Is she not a beauty! I hand stamped the background using an image from Stampin' Up's Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. The butterflies are die cuts . The white rose border is from Wild Rose Studio.

1. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #80 Anything Goes
2. Stamping Sensations: April Challenge One For The Girls
3. Festive Friday -The Outlaws Challenge- Spring Buds
4. Love to Create Challenge:#7 April Anything Goes
5. Crafty Friends Challenge #82 Flowers
6. Colour Crazy Challenge Week 17 Anything Goes
7. Creative Fingers Challenge #/145

Monday, April 30, 2018

Catch the Bug Challenge Blog Oldie But A Goodie Day-April 26,2018

Oldie but a Goodie day at  the Catch the Bug challenge Blog., it is the day we get to choose an image from the past and highlight light it  with a new project. I choose this super cute image called Chichz -Cool Chick.. I have a friend who raises brown chickens and she treats them ever so well. Nothing is too good for them and the eggs they produce are huge  and so flavorful. I am betting she will love this card. and maybe even hang it in the chicken coop (I am just kidding lol.) Have a great day everyone and maybe eat an egg or two today!

card details:
image and sentiment: Bugaboo Stamps
Die cuts: Heartfelt Creations 'Tattered Blossoms' for the flower;  leaf die- unknown??
Embossing folder: Textured Impressions Square Lattice
Card Stock: Stampin' Up

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Catch the Bug Saturday Photo Challenge April 28th, 2018

Weekly Challenge!

My stint as a Guest Designer is closing at the Catch The Bug  Challenge Blog. I so love the Bugaboo images  and the Catch the Bug Team  is  wonderful. Wished I had the time to stay on. I so enjoy my time with them.

I used this adorable image called Sunbonnet Flowers, coloured her with Prismacolor Markers added a Stampin Up sentiment,  Marianne Designs die cut florals and some rhinestones. A simple girly card!

1. Simon Says: Anything Goes
2. Cute Card Thursday: #527 Pretty in Pink
3. Stars Stampz  : Hand Colored Image
4. Back to Basics and Beyond: #! Matting and Layering

Monday, April 23, 2018

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #210 'Happy Birthday'

                         Crafty Cardmakers Challenge # 210 Happy Birthday April 23rd
                                                Lin is hosting this fortnights challenge.

Anything you care to enter is fine, a card, a scrap layout, a mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it matches  the theme.   Looking forward to seeing your makes!

I used an image from Beccy's Place titled Gnomes from my Garden and a tutorial of hers titled 'Stippled Shadows'.    Must admit I need to practice this as I have not quite got it right. However the inspiration of colours and shadowing  (to some degree) came from the tutorial. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Stampin' Up. The border die  was borrowed from a friend and the floral embellishment I believe is from Marianne Designs. The designer paper is from a paper pack 'Cardstock Carton - Bright Splash'. I totally love it.

Top Three Placement at The Crafty Addicts
Won at Fan'N' Funky Challenge #390

1. Beccy's Place:  April Challenge Bingo (I used the vertical line of Die Cut, Masculine & Follow a Tutorial)
2. Crafty Sentiments Designs:  Only for Boys challenge
3. Digi Chooseday Crafting:  WK 16 ATG
4.  The Crafty Addicts Challenge: #47 ATG Top Three Placement
5. The Paper Challenge: #335 A Birthday Card
6.  Inspiration Destination: ATG plus optional real stamp (did not do the optional)
7. Fan' n' Funky Challenge #390 Fantasy and Fairy Tails Won

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Catch the Bug Saturday BINGO Challenge April 21st, 2018

BINGO Challenge

Weekly Challenge!

Time for the monthly Bingo Challenge at "Catch the Bug Challenge' blog. I love BINGO challenges  and this is a fun one. I chose the vertical line of Die /Punch, Bugaboo Image and Ribbon and the  horizontal line of Die/Punch, Sentiment and texture.

I used an embossing folder -falling petals- to give texture to the white background. The die cuts  used were Die-namics Birthday Wishes & Balloons  and  a Cottage Cutz  SpookyFence die for the wiggly stripes on the right hand side of the card. The sentiment is by Stampin Up.

1.Digi Choosday Challenge: WK 16 ATG
2. Colour Crazy Craft Challenge:WK16 ATG
3. Aud Sentiments Challenges #201 Happy Birthday
4. Little MissMuffet challenge#187 ATG
5. Craftyaholics R Us#16 ATG
6. Crafty Creations: #364 ATG
7. Creative Moments: #141 ATG

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Catch the Bug Stella Says Sketch Challenge April 15th, 2018

                 Catch the Bug Challenge Blog - 'Stella Says Sketch' April 15th, 2018  SSS608.

 It is time again for Bugaboo's   Catch the Bug  sketch challenge, see above sketch. I chose an image   titled 'COOL CAT', but it is an older stamp and no longer available. I love it so much and it fits  the child this card will go to so I just had to use it. But  Bugaboo's stamps have so many other wonderful stamps,  take a look here

 I used a pin-wheel die for the embellishment.

Challenges entered:
1. Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 15 Anything Goes
2. Crafting with Friends: Challenge #65 Anything Goes
3. Crafty Cratz:Challenge 412 Anything Goes optional fav. colour combo's. I do love blue and brown
4. QKR Stampede #291 Anything Goes
5. Daring Cardmakers: Animal Antics

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Catch the Bug Saturday Theme Challenge April 14th, 2018

Weekly Challenge!

Catch the Bug Saturday Theme Challenge April 14th 2018 Rainbow/Unicorns 

This weeks Catch the Bug Saturday Theme Challenge is Rainbows/Unicorns, you can create a project with rainbows and unicorns,  one with just a rainbow , or one with just a unicorn.  You can also just use the colours of the rainbow if you so desire. Bugaboo has a digital stamp set called Unicorn Set  containing   a unicorn, a rainbow with clouds, and one cloud on it's own . This is the set I used for my card  (you can use whatever image you want, as many unicorns as you want etc.) . I cut out the unicorn and placed it over the rainbow/cloud  image  to make he/she appear to be sitting on it. Use your imagination and see what you can create  Please see the blog for all the details. The green circles were from a die and some from a punch. The flower was punched out from two different sized Marvy Punches and the sentiment was created on Word and printed out.

1.A Snowflakes Promise: #50 ATG
2. Creates and Makes: challenge 20 ATG
3. Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes Challenge April 10th - April16
4. Crafty Creations: #364 Anything Goes
5. Crafting with an Attitude: #38 Anything Goes
6. Challenge Up Your Life #89 Unicorns and/or Rainbows

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Catch the Bug Humor Me Wednesday April 11th, 2018

Humor Me Wednesday!
Today it is Humour Me Wednesday Day at the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog.  I thought I would give it a try (humour is not my best card making theme). and  used this wonderful image-Bugaboo's Peaches Car   to celebrate the April 8th Jumbo (elephant) day and the April 12th  Walk on Your Wild Side day. I did change the Walk to Ride just because it fit my image better. The Walk on Your Wild Side day  apparently means  to do something you would not normally do. I have a dear friend who just bought a bright green car and she totally loves it. It is about the same colour as my image and she will be getting this card.  Have no idea if this will encourage her  to celebrate this day in the future or not :0) ! As for the Jumbo Elephant  Day (it is already over for this year),  I think just celebrate these magnificent animals and if you can, support one of the many causes out there for them.
Either way I hope you enjoy the card and it gives you a smile!

1. Always Fun Challenge:#53 Anything Goes
2. Artistic Inspirations: #197 Anything Goes
3. Crafting from the Heart: #201 Anything Goes
4. The Cutie Pie Challenge: #122 Delightful Digi's
5. Get Creative Challenge: #68  No Pattern paper
6. Whoopsi  Daisy Digi Anything Goes with the option of flowers

Monday, April 9, 2018

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #209 Water

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge # 209 Water April 9th -15th

     Josephine is hosting this fortnights challenge.

Anything you care to enter is fine, a card, a scrap layout, a mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it matches  the theme.   Looking forward to seeing your makes!

I so love this image by Sheepski Designs. I coloured her with Copics using  E19 and  E15 for the umbrella,dress and shoes. The flesh tones were E11,E02 and E00. The purse and satchel were coloured with a mixture of Prismacolor Markers. The sentiment was typed into word, formatted and printed out. 

Won a Princess of Snark Award at Sisterhood of Snarky

1. Inspirational: #158  Rain Photo
2. Angie's Digital Stamps: ATG with an optional twist use buttons & bows (sorry I did not use the twist)
3. Addicted to CAS Challenge #133 Rain
4. Crafty Friends Challenge #81 Favourite Colours (I love brown of just about any shade and thought they would would work with the image)
5. Digi Designs Challenge; Hand Coloured image
6. Sisterhood of Snarky #107  U is for Umbrella  won a Princess of Snark Award
7. Stamping Sensations: April Challenge
8. Crafting with an Attitude: Challenge 38