Monday, May 18, 2020

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #257 Butterflies

Monica is hosting today's challenge and the theme is Butterflies!  As usual, anything you enter is fine, a card, a scrap layout, a mixed medium piece,  some home decor,  as long as it meets the Butterfly theme.

I made this album to give to my older sister for her April birthday, however, a nasty little thing called a coronavirus decided to explore our planet and cancel our get together. So, we agreed to celebrate when things return to some normalcy. The waterfall pages contain sentiments and pictures of the two of us through the decades.
1. Creative Fusion Arts & Crafts: ATG
2. Creative Fingers Challenge Blog:CHG #186
3. Crafter's Castle May Challenge #29
4. Southern Girls Challenge - Team Lou May Anything Goes
5. Allsorts Challenge Blog: Week 571/2
6. Crafty Catz Challenge 506 Anything Goes Optional Outdoors
7. Aud Sentiments:#251 Anything Goes plus Sentiment
8. Not Just Cards: May Challenge

Monday, May 4, 2020

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #256 Celebrations

Kim is hosting today's challenge and the theme is Celebrations
ATG. 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 'Celebrations' theme.

I choose to celebrate a best friend who I have known since grade 9, oh so many years ago. I have made this card while in COVID-19 seclusion and sent it to her as a small attempt to bring some cheer during this Shut Down of 2020, a just because  card.

I used a die-cut for the black swirls and the frame of the burlap sentiment which came from an old paper pack. The tag came from my stash, origin unknown. The stamped words on the tag are from Stampin Ups 'Amazing You' and ' Express Yourself' stamp sets.

Have a great shut-in- day!

1. Angie's Digital Stamps: CHG #42
2. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends CHG #131
3. A Gem Of A Challenge Week 9
4. A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge #115 ATG
5. The Crafter's Cafe #241 ATG
6. May Crafts Galore Challenge #75 

Monday, April 20, 2020

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #255 Green Album

Angela is hosting today's challenge with the theme 'Anything But A Card', therefore. anything you enter is fine, a scrap layout, mixed medium piece, or some home decor, as long as it is not a card.

I made this waterfall album for a dear friend and fellow crafter as a gift. The waterfall pages contain 'sayings', not pictures, some humorous, some not.  Had some trouble with the paper as I ran out of it and had to use my printer to print out enough to finish the project. Thanks be, my copier was up to the job and the colours remained true. Was pulling my hair out at time lol! 

A Top Three pick at Crafty Friends Challenge #133


Monday, April 6, 2020

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #254 Easter

Marlene is hosting today's challenge, Easter.

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

I chose a wonderful digital stamp from Beccy's Place for my Easter image. This image is upgraded from a previous version but both are wonderful.  I love the bunny, he is just so much fun.  The image was pre-coloured so I just added additional shadows to it. The flower die was a gift from a dear friend. Hope you like!

Monday, March 23, 2020

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #253 Spring

Welcome to Crafty Cardmakers challenge #253 Spring. As usual, anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece or some home decor. It must, however, meet the challenge theme.   
                  Judy is hosting the challenge.

What can be more exciting than the coming of spring, new growth, rain instead of snow, higher temperatures, longer days!  I know all countries do not have to go through a massive change in temperature but ask my aching bones from shovelling snow for 5 months, slipping along sidewalks, dressing in multiple layers and walking the dog no matter what. Spring is always so welcome.  On another note this spring has brought us something different, please take care out there and stay safe.

OK on to better things:

 Card Details;
Die Cuts were used to create the flower, the bow, the butterfly, the small heart, the tag and the  double-layered  background circle
Stamp: Whimsy Stamps: Sylvia Zet - Wee Stamps, Bonnie Rubber Cling Stamps

1.Crafters Castle: March Challenge #27
2. Digidesign's Challenge  Embellish It Awesome
3. Colour Crazy  Craft Challenge: Anything Goes
4, Polkadoodles Craft Challenge: Week 12 Anything Goes
5. A Gem of a Challenge: Anything Goes
6. Allsorts Challenge week 564 Anything in the Animal Kingdom

Monday, March 9, 2020

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #252 Green

                                                Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #252 Green

                               Chanya 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 digital fairy image from Creative Fantasy Art Designs titled Fantasy Fae Stamp26. I coloured the image with Copic markers, used a Spellbinders die for the frame, added some ribbon for the upright border and punched a couple of butterflies! I used another die-cut to frame the Stampin Up sentiment.  Quite pleased with the result and do hope you join us in another fun challenge.

Winner at QKR Stampede

1.Colour Crazy Craft Challenge: Week 9 Anything Goes Colouring
2. Crafty Catz Challenge #496 ATG -optional flowers
3. Creative Fingers Challenge #181 Anything Goes
4. Cut It Up Challenge #195 Green with Envy
5.QKR Stampede Challenge #388 Anything Goes Winner
6. Aud SentimentsChallenge #246  Feminine +  Sentiment
7. Creative Knockouts #340 Lots of Layers
8. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge:#547 Female
9. Through the Purple Haze: Challenge #165Anything Goes
10. Double D Challenges-It's All About the Green

Monday, February 24, 2020

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #251 Embossing

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #351 Embossing       

Welcome to Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #351 'Embossing' and it can be either wet (heat ) or dry. I chose the dry method using a Sizzix 3-D Embossing folder titled Bohemian Botanicals. I added a sparkled see-through ribbon, a ruffled light grey flower and finished it off with a die-cut word sentiment.

Paper: Stampin' Up Basic Black, Whisper White
Sentiment Die:   Creative Expressions
Embossing Folder: Sizzix 3-D Textured Impressions - Bohemian Botanicals
Ribbon: Michaels 


Monday, February 10, 2020

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge # 250 Love is All You Need

Welcome to 2020's third Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and the challenge is Love is All You Need. As usual, anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece or some home decor.
                                       Maike is hosting the challenge.

A Grandson & wife are expecting twin daughters in March and I decided to start making some cards in advance in order to give them down the road.  All so exciting. I made a card way back when using this same Doodle Pantry image  (long retired) (see here), so I now have two.

Image & Sentiment: Doodle Pantry 'Li'l Tin Man' (retired)
Cardstock: Stampin' Up
Stampin Up Embossing Folder 'Falling Petal'
Heart Banner Die

A Top Three Pick at Crafty Catz

1. Crafty Catz:#492 Anything Goes optional embossing wet or dry  Top Three
2. Creative Fingers Challenge: #179 
3. Cut it Up Challenge: #193 Love is in the Air 
4. QKR Stampede Challenge #384
5. Aud Sentiment #244 Love/Valentine Sentiment
6. C.R.A.F.T Challenge #543 Love /Valentines
7. DL.ART Thankful Thursday#252 'Valentines Day'
8. Southern Girls Challenge:2020-2 Anything Goes with Team Trace: 

Monday, January 27, 2020

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #249 Black & White


                                       Challenge #249 Crafty Cardmakers:  Black & White

 Welcome to 2020's second Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and the challenge is 'Black and White' As usual, anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece or some home decor.  I am hosting the challenge and I am looking forward to seeing what marvelous creations come our way!

I chose an image by Tiddly Inks titled 'Wryn - Grow a Little Love', coloured her with Prismacolor, markers and used designer paper (Stampin Up's 'Urban Underground) for the card background. I made the flower from punches & a die and added 4 rhinestones in one corner. The LOVE die cut (Stampin Up's Big Shot Expressions Thinlets die) finished it off.  

 Any Image winner at QKR

1. QKR Stampede Challenge #382: ATG   Any Image Winner
2. A Bit More Time to Craft ATG
3. Crafts Galore Encore#71January
4. A Gem of a Challenge: Week 2 ATG
5. Digi Choosday Crafting CHG WK3 ATG
6. Country View Challenge January 2020-Love
7. The Creative Challenge:  Challenge #24
8. The Crafting Challenge: A Touch of White

Monday, January 13, 2020

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge # 248 Anything Goes


   Welcome to 2020's first Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and the challenge is Anything Goes. As usual, anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece or some home decor.
 Our wonderful leader Lin is hosting the challenge.

 I choose to make a mini-album as a gift to a wonderful friend! I followed the You Tube instructions of My Sister Scrapper's 'Graphic 45 Waterfall Folio ' tutorial'. An oldie but a goldie.