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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #239 It's A Bugs Life



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

The theme of this weeks challenge is 'It's a Bugs Life'.  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 theme.

I originally thought of a fun card using humorous bug images, but while looking through my "stuff"  I  found this gem of a rubber stamp from IndigoBlu. I used Prismacolor markers, a butterfly and a dragonfly punch and finished it off with some half pearls.

Challenges:
1. Moo-Mania #197 - Butterflies
2. Take a Word: Butterflies
3. International Art and Soul: #65 Flowers
4. The Corrosive Challenge: #8 ATG
5. Crafting by Designs: August Anything Goes
6. Stamping Sensations: Things with Wings
7. A Gem of a Challenge:WK16 ATG 
8. Dragonfly Dreams: No Patterned Paper

Friday, July 26, 2019

Bugaboo Christmas in July Friday Challenge - Day 7- 2019 - Colour Challenge




 Bugaboo Christmas in July 2019
Day 7 Friday - Colour Challenge - with the movie 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer' as the inspiration movie 



I used an embossing folder for the large white background, a Merry Christmas sentiment , some green and red stickles and Bugaboo's  Deer Duo digital stamp.

Embossing folders: Stampin UP's Square Lattice , Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
Die : Spellbinders Deckled  Rectangles
Punch: oval 

Wow, made it the end of the seven day challenge, tired but so happy to have a few more cards ready for Christmas!

Catch the Bug Challenge Blog

1. Catch the Bug Challenge Blog: Friday Challenge
2. Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #351 Anything Goes 
3. Crafting by Designs: Get Ready for Christmas
4. Crafty Animals:#28 ATG
5. Polkadoodles:Wk 30 Anything Goes

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Bugaboo Christmas in July Thursday Challenge - Day 6- 2019 - Photo


Day 6 Thursday - Photo Inspiration - with the movie 'White Christmas' as the inspiration I chose the colour white as the main theme on my card and a very old black&white Bugaboo sentiment. (hope I am correct as the sentiment image was stored under Bugaboo on my computer, but I have misfiled before LOL!) .

I used an embossing folder for the large white background, a white lace strip placed horizontally and a larger two-layered vertical strip upon which placed some silver snowflakes.


Embossing folders: Stampin UP's Square Lattice , Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
Die : Creative Expressions  Bevelled Glass, Spellbinders Circles
Other: white lace, silver stars, stickles


Catch the Bug Challenge Blog

Challenges;
1. Bugaboo Christmas in July Day 6 - Photo Inspiration
2. Crafting by Designs: Get Ready for Christmas
3. Crafty Creations challenge #395 Anything Goes
4. Crafty Gals Corner challenge #196 Christmas in July
5. Crafty Sentiments Designs: Anything Goes
6. Get Creative challenge #82 Anything Goes



Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Bugaboo Christmas in July Wednesday Challenge -Day 5- Make it Funny




Day 5 Wednesday- Make it Funny Challenge - with the movie inspiration of Christmas Vacation, Home Alone or A Christmas Story. The movie Christmas Vacation and the tree trimming fiasco was my inspiration!  I love this little elf and he always brings a smile to my face!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Bugaboo Christmas in July Tuesday Challenge - Day 4



Day 4 Tuesday- Bingo Challenge - with the movie pick of Elf

I used the wonderful Elf image from Bugaboo titled 'Deacon Candy Cane, coloured him with Copics and designed the card to fit the Bingo Challenge! I chose the vertical line  of Sparkle-Bugaboo Image-Sentiment. I added sparkle to the rim of the hat, the bells on the collar and the bell on the end of the hat. The round flakes of the white part of the round circle are also sparkly. Had a terrible time getting them to show up on the camera pictures.😃
Stamp: Bugaboo's Deacon Candy Cane

Monday, July 22, 2019

Bugaboo Christmas in July Monday Challenge - Day 3


Bugaboo Christmas in July 2019   


Day 3 Monday Challenge Theme: Anything but a Card   with the movie  Santa Claus is Coming to Town as the inspiration source. As it has the song "Santa Clause is coming to Town'  in the movie I decided to create a project (Gift Bag) based on the words 'He is making a list and checking it twice' as my inspiration.  Bugaboo's Ho,Ho,Ho stamp seemed to be close enough lol!

Stamp: Bugaboo's  AKV Santa HoHoHo (not sure it is still available as I could not find it on the Blog)

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Bugaboo Christmas in July Sunday Challenge 2019

Bugaboo Christmas in July 2019 

Day 2 Sunday  A Sketch Challenge with the movie source Jingle All the Way 
  
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I used the wonderful image from Bugaboo titled 'Crabby Cat Christmas' (one of my favourites), coloured him with Copics and gave him a layout as per sketch. The sentiment was taken from an old ticket stamp set from Whimsy stamps.

Bugaboo Stamps

Stamp: Bugaboo's Crabby Cat Christmas

Catch the Bug Challenge Blog
Challenges:
1. Bugaboo -Catch the Bug Challenge: Sunday Day 2  Sketch Challenge
2. Christmas Card Throwdown: Non-Traditional Image
3. Crafty Calendar Challenge: July Naughty or Nice
4. Dig Designs challenge: Christmas in July
5. Crafty Catz #471 ATG option Christmas in July
8. Cut it Up #178 Christmas in July
9. Cute N' Crafty Christmas Challenge:  #15 


Saturday, July 20, 2019

Bugaboo Christmas in July Saturday Challenge 2019





Bugaboo Christmas in July 2019   - Theme Challenge

Day 1 Saturday  "Pick your favorite Christmas movie from the following:  The Santa Clause, Miracle on 34th Street, A Charlie Brown Christmas then create a project with that movie in mind.

I chose 'The Santa Clause' movie and created a Santa card, easy peasy and fun to do!

Stamp: Bugaboo's  AKV Santa Chimney
Sentiment: from an old Wimsey stamp set 
Challenges:


Monday, July 15, 2019

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #238 Here Comes Summer



Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #238 Here Comes Summer.  Chanya is hosting today's challenge and you only have to make a summer-themed project such as a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece or some home decor, the choice is yours.  Have fun!
I used a Stampin' Up stamp set titled 'Beautiful You, Stampin' Up Pacific Point and Whisper White cardstock and two Stampin' Up punches. The flower and leaves are from a die-cut. The white background was embossed.

I picked this stamp set because what better way to reflect summer than a  scene of a girl in blue water and a lovely blue sky!

Won a top three placement at Crafty Catz
Won a DT pick from Morgans Art World

Challenges:
1.Brown Sugar Challenge #291July:Anything Goes
2. Crafty Catz Challenge #470 Anything Goes top 3 placement
3. Polkadoodles Craft Challenge Wk20 Anything Goes
4. Just Add Ink Challenge #465 Add 'the Season' --- Summer
5. QKR Stampede: #356 Anything Goes
6. 2 Sisters on the Blog: #29 Make a Ladies Card
7. Creative Craft Challenge: #120 Summer
8. Fabrika Fantasy: #32 Summer
9. Sweet Stampers Challenge #34 Summer
10; Morgan's ArtWorld Open Challenge #07 - July1 - Dt pick

Monday, July 1, 2019

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #237 Dies or Punches


             Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #237 Dies or Punches

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

The theme of this weeks challenge is 'Dies or Punches'.  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 Dies or Punches theme.

I decided to do a wedding/anniversary type card in white, creamy  colours. This was not a good choice as it was practically impossible (for me) to take a presentable photo  (the frustration level was high lol!) and this was as good as it got. I do like the card though.

I used two flower border dies, two leaf dies and for the sentiment a small rectangular die.  The large flower was from a package bought at a local craft store.

Have a great day!
Won a top Three placement at Crafty Catz

Challenges:
1. Crafty Catz Challenge #468 ATG won
2. Creative Fingers Challenge #167
3. The Corrosive Challenge  #6 June ATG
4. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends ATG
5. Creative Moments: #171 ATG

Monday, June 17, 2019

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #236 Anything but a Card


Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #236 Anything but a Card. Angela is hosting today's challenge and anything you care to enter is fine as long as it meets the no card theme.




As you can see I chose to make a calendar-notepad holder. I wanted to make one back in January but could not find the calendar anywhere. I happened to be in a Dollar Tree the other day and right before me was one lone 2019 mini calendar, so of course, I bought it. I had to remove some months from the calendar but that's OK. (it now reads June lol!) Just a fun thing to make and I quite like it.

Card Details:
 I used Stampin' Up card stock, some designer paper, a mini calendar and a sticky note pad. The larger embellishment flowers were made from a jar of flower petals I found hidden in my stash. I punched some petals to which I added rhinestone centers and adhered them to the larger flower petals.  I added three more of the small punched petals for added interest and adhered them to die cut leaves I had glued to the background.

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

Challenges
1. Creative Fingers: CHG #166
2. Simply Create Too Challenge#150AG/OPT Twist Lots of Flowers


Monday, June 3, 2019

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #235 Masculine

    
     Marg is hosting today's challenge

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 masculine theme.

Do come, join the fun and share your masculine creations with us!  I chose to make a card featuring die-cut dragonflies, Stampin Up cardstock, some designer paper,  two tags, and some punched embellishments. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up.

Wow, it is June already! I had my plants out by the Victoria Day May long week-end, the grass is cut, the garden is starting to bloom and my dog and I quite happy about it all  (it was a long winter).  Now if only the forest wild fires would go away, the smoke can be ghastly.

Challenges:


Monday, May 20, 2019

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #234 Birthdays


Twist and Pop Card

the Inside of the Card
Card Face 
Card with Belly Band


the Box it Goes In

Crafty Cardmakers challenge #234 Birthdays

Josephine is hosting today's challenge and the theme is Birthdays!

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

I made my card using the Fun Fold technique called 'Twist and Pop'. A friend had previously used the fold to make some cards and taught my crafting buddy and me at one of our Friday crafting get-togethers.  I so liked the fold I decided to use it to make a card for an upcoming special 75th Birthday celebration.  I hope to make more of cards with this fold. (an online instruction video for the fold can be found here).

Challenges:
1. A Gem of a Challenge #9 Anything Goes
2. Allsorts Challenge Blog Week 520/1 Happy  10th Birthday Allsorts
3. Crafty Friends Challenge Blog; Challenge #110
4.  Creative Fingers Challenge #164
5. Jo's Scrap Shack #282 Anything Goes
6. Simply Create  Too Challenge May 149 ATG/No twist
7. A Bit More Toome to Craft: #92 ATG
8.  A Perfect  Time to Craft May #5  - 2019
9. Crafts Galore Encore: May Anything Goes  challenge # 63

Monday, May 6, 2019

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge # 233 3,2,1

       

Welcome to another challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and I am the host for today's challenge.

The theme of this weeks challenge is 3-2-1 which means we would like to see 3 of one thing, 2 of another and 1 of another.  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 3-2-1 theme.

We would also like if you would identify in your post what the 3,2,1's are. For example, mine has three girls, two flowers and one butterfly.

Image: All Dressed Up digital stamp, coloured with Copics
Punch: Flower, leaves, butterfly and small & medium circle punches

Winner of Crafting with an Attitude CHG #51

Challenges:
1. Crafting by Designs: May Anything Goes
2. Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday, May Challenge Feminine of Add a Sentiment
3. QKR Stampede:#346 Anything Goes
4. Crafty Catz Challenge: #460 Anything Goes with Option travel
5. Bugaboo -  May Challenge Anything Goes
6. A Gem of a Challenge: #8 Anything Goes
7. Creative Fingers Challenge 163 Anything Goes
8. Crafting with an Attitude: Challenge #51  WON
 9. Southern Girls: Team Lou - Anything Goes

Monday, April 22, 2019

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #232 Dragons


Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #232 Dragons.  

Welcome to another challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. Lin is hosting today's challenge # 232
and the theme is 'Dragons and other Mystical Creatures'. It is St. George's day tomorrow, he died on  April 23rd in the year 303 so how appropriate to have the challenge in the same time frame.  If dragons are not your thing any mystical creature is welcomed. 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 theme.

I chose a Whimsy digital stamp (Freddie) and tried to keep the layout somewhat CAS. I added a corner flower and made the lone flower dimensional. Prismacolor markers were used in the colouring of the image. I also added a punched zig-zaggy layer to the bottom of the card.

Crafting with an Attitude Top Three placement

Challenges:
1. Bugaboo April  B-I-N-G-O Challenge (I used Sentiment, Players Choice and Stitching)
2. The Fairy and the Unicorn: April CHG Anything Goes/optionalEaster Rabbits
3. QKR StampedeChallenge#344 Anything Goes
4. Crafting with an Attitude: Challenge #50   Top Three placement
5. ITD Creative Playground Challenge 
6. Crafty Catz Challenge #458 Anything Goes
7. Creative Fingers Challenge #162


Monday, April 8, 2019

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #231 Easter

 

                     Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #231 Easter


Here is my DT card for Crafty Cardmakers challenge #231 with the theme of Easter. Mary is hosting our challenge and as usual, anything you enter is fine, a card, a scrap layout, a mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it meets the theme of Easter. This card features a digital freebie from Beccy's Place titled 'The Easter Bunny (a newer version than mine is available on her site and is slightly different but still wonderful).  Isn't he adorable, I love the eggs he is holding and. that he is dressed to the nines. 

Easter is rather late this year and I am patiently looking forward to the ham, scalloped potatoes, jams and the roasted vegetables.  With me, it is the same spread every year but the dessert does change from time to time. Have not yet decided what it will be this year.

Challenges
1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #25 Anything Goes with a Critter

Monday, March 25, 2019

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #230 Someone Special


Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #230 That Someone Special.  Marlene is hosting today's challenge and you only have to make that someone special a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece or some home decor, the choice is yours.  Have fun!

I decided to make a card for a dear friend from high school.

Challenges
1. Cut it Up Challenge 170 Flowers  (my die cut is the swirly border die)
2. Kitty Bee Designs #139 In the Garden
3. Southern Girls Challenge: Someone Special with team Trace
4. Time Out Challenges: #131 
5. Dare2B Artzy: March Challenge
6. Dragonfly Dreams: For a Special Female


Monday, March 11, 2019

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #229 Green


                      Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #229 Green

Marlene is hosting today's challenge and the theme is Green!

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 'green' theme.

I choose this delightful birdhouse image from 'Beccy's Place . I coloured the image with Prismacolor markers and made the flowers dimensional by cutting them out, colouring them and adhering them to the image with dimensional glue pads.  I then embellished the card with some die cut flowers (Fabulous Phlox by Memory Box) and a green ribbon. I used another die cut to frame the image.  Quite pleased with the result and do hope you join us in another fun challenge.

Challenges
1. Beccy' Place: March Challenge 
2. Crazy 4 Challenges -C4C474:  Include a flower or flowers
3. DigiDesigns Challenge Blog: TIC,TAC,TOE (green, embellishments,rectangle)
4. Jo's Scrap Shack:FFC#272Always Anything Goes 
5. QKR Stampede;Anything Goes Challenge #338
6. Crafts Galore Encore: #61 March ATG
7. Crafting with an Attitude: #49
8. Craft Rocket Challenge Challenge 57 March Flowers
9. Sasayaki Glitter  Stamps by Naz March Challenge Flowers
10. Southern Girlz Challenge: Flora and Fauna

Monday, February 25, 2019

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #228 Flowers


                                        Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #228 - Flowers

                        Kim is hosting today's challenge and the theme is FLOWERS!

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

I used a rubber stamp from Rubbernecker titled 'Bold Daisy'. I have had this stamp for many years but a new version of it can be found here:  http://www.rubbernecker.com/product-p/506-05.htm. I made two of the flowers dimensional, added two corner die cuts to the bottom rectangle and used an embossed background from some older paper I had in my stash.

When I made this card we were in the midst of a deep freeze here in Alberta and it felt good to make a flower card, just to remind one's self that this too shall pass and life will return to the garden. Winter is beautiful but Lord I hate the cold.

On that note, have a great warm week!

Won a Top 5 Placement QKR Stampede

Challenges:
1. Crafty Catz: #450 ATG
2. Crafting with Friends:  Challenge #80 ATG
3.Creative Fingers; Challenge # 158 ATG
4. Jo's Scrap Shack: #270 ATG
5. QKR Stampede: #336 ATG   Won a Top 5 spot
6. Crafting with an Attitude: Challenge #48 ATG
7. A Bit More Time to Craft: # 86 ATG
8. Crafts Galore Encore #60 February ATG
9. Creatalicious Challenges: #157 ATG with the option of Girly

Monday, February 11, 2019

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #227 Love, Love, Love


Welcome to another challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and Maike is hosting today's challenge # 227.
The theme of this weeks challenge is Love, Love, Love.  As usual, anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece,  some home decor as long as it meets the texture theme.

I choose to create a  card that would work for either a wedding or a valentines recipient.

Challenges
1. A Gem of a Challenge Wk 2 - Anything Goes
2. Di's Digidesign's Challenge - All About Love
3. Brown Sugar Challenge:#287 Feb.2019
4. Crafting with Friends: Challenge 79
5. Kitty Bee Designs:  #136 Love & Valentines
6. Aud Sentiments:#220 Love or valentines



Monday, January 28, 2019

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #226 Texture


Welcome to another challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. Jackie is hosting today's challenge # 226.
and the theme is 'Texture'.  As usual, anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece,  some home decor as long as it meets the texture theme.
                            
Here is a card using a wonderful older image  I had bought from Lacy Sunshine  (see Heather Valentine's Pirates of the High Seas). I need masculine cards so decided to try out this little buccaneer. My texture was obtained by using an embossing folder, some die cuts (big splash border die, whale die) and a piercing tool.

Card details:
Image: Lacy Sunshine Wilkes the Pirate and Whiskey Parrot
Sentiment: stencilled 
Background Embossing Folder -Cuttlebug  Divine Swirls  
Die Cuts:  Memory Box 'Big Splash Border Die'; Stampin Up 'Clearlits Happy Whale' (anchor, whale, star and fish)
Designer Paper: unknown, gave to me from a friend
Punch: one hole punch for the eye 
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers, COPICS for the flesh tones
Other:   piercing tool

Challenges:
1.  A Gem of a Challenge: Wk1 Anything Goes Pink Gem at Pokadoodles
2. Color Crazy  Wk 3 Anything Goes
3. Crafting with Friends  #78 Anything Goes
4. Crafty Catz #446 Anything Goes
5. Creative Fingers: #156 ATG
6. QKR Stampede #332 ATG


Monday, January 21, 2019

Christmas - Beccy's Place 'Quilted Deer'

Beccy's Place 'Quilted Deer'

I love this little-quilted deer by Beccy from Beccy's Place.  It will be a perfect card for one of my great nieces next year.

Details
Stamp: Beccy's Place digital, pre-coloured 'Quilted Deer'.  You can also get an uncoloured version.
Sentiment: Elizabeth's Craft Designs #745 -Merry Christmas  die
Paper:  Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler and designer paper from stash
Punch: Snowflake  punch from  Martha Stewart
Other: 4 small rhinestones, Punched out circles  used as falling snowflakes

Challenges:
1. Beccy's Place: January Challenge
2. Angie's Digital Stamps: First Challenge of the New Year #27 Anything Goes
3. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends:#98 Anything Goes
4. CHNC challenge #421 - anything goes as long as it is Christmas
5. Winter Wonderland: It's Snowtime
6. Polkadoodles Crafting  Week 3 Anything Goes
7. QKR Stampede: #331 Anything Goes