Saturday, September 23, 2017

Precious Moments Wedding Cards

Since I only have a few wedding cards left in my stash I decided to make a couple new ones today.  One I decided to go totally White on White, the other I added some blues.  I used the same heart die set for both, just different sizes.  For the white with blue card I used an embossing folder, the Congrats die, bow die set, scalloped and not scalloped squares, a flower sticker and some gems.  for the WOW card I used an embossing folder, flower die, scalloped and not scalloped rectangle dies, gems and a bow.



Thanks for looking!
Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges – Floral Embellishments                   

Cute Card Thursday – Monochrome

Birthday Cake

This fun birthday card was made using a fun image from The Paper Shelter called Patissier In Distress.  I added some sequins, a bow and a sentiment die.


Thanks for looking!
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog (1 entry per person) – Birthdays
Unicorn Challenge Blog – Birthday
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  Make It Digital                   
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– Anything Goes + a 2 word sentiment        
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes   
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – BIRTHDAY

50th Anniversary

A Co-Worker asked me to make a 50th Anniversary card for her.  I used some heart dies and number dies and the word die.  I added some roses, string pearls (gold ones) and some gold twine.  For the white I used a heart embossing folder.




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Glitter n Sparkle  (up to 3 entries) Embossing
Cupcake Inspirations (up to 3 entries) – Floral
Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges – Floral Embellishments   
Moving Along With The Times – Sentiment/no image                

Baby Card

This fortnight over at Crafting With Dragonflies the challenge theme is "Star Struck".  I chose to make a hanging easel card using the adorable image from The Paper Shelter.  I used some round dies, letter dies, a cloud die, some square dies and some star punches.  For the center of the inside strip I used a star embossing folder on glitter paper.  My finishing touch was the daisy in the corner.




Thanks for looking!
The Ribbon Girl Blog –  anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle  (up to 3 entries) Embossing
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– always anything goes
Pammies Inky Pinkies (up to 3 entries) – Always Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Anything goes
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  Make It Digital                   
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– Anything Goes + a sentiment        
Sisterhood Of Crafters (no more than 3 entries) –  What makes you say “Oh Boy!”
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Fancy Fold                   
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) –  Anything Goes                   
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Always Anything Goes                     
Crafting With Friends – Always Anything Goes    
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – always anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges – Interactive Cards

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

With Love in the Fall

This little card was made using an image called Fairy Hugs from Lili Of The Valley.  I used the sketch from Crazy 4 Challenges.  I used fall colors, embossing folder, embossed die, added gems a bow and drew on some stitching.  The sentiment is also a die.



Thanks for looking!
The Ribbon Girl Blog –  anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle  (up to 3 entries) Embossing
613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge – distress it
Pile It On – (winners announced on Wednesdays) – Feathers and/or Scales and/or No DP
Come and Get It (up to 3 entries) – Fantasy
Always Fun Challenges – Fall Colors
Pammies Inky Pinkies (up to 3 entries) – Always Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers (only 15 challenges, as many times as you want)– Autumn     
C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Embossing
StarInMyPocketChallenges – Fall/Autumn Colors   
Fussy and Fancy Friday – fall colors
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – Feels Like Autumn
A Gem of A Challenge – Fun Outside
Crazy 4 Challenges – Sketch

Monday, September 18, 2017

Christmas ?

This fortnight over at Incy Wincy Designs the challenge theme is "Unconventional Christmas".  We have two sponsors this fortnight, Dr Digi's and StarStampz.  For this card I used an image from StarStampz.  I can't find it in the store so I can't link it up.  Sorry!

I made it so the image is on the inside of the card and the front has an opening big enough to see it from.  I used gel pens to color the image with chalk being used for the sky.  I added some Stickles on the tree, the sky and the front of the card.  My finishing touch was the pink bow.

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Christmas Card Challenge (Holiday -  all challenges are optional)optional challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise (doesn’t have to be winter) –  ANYTHING GOES
Crafting With Friends – Always Anything Goes    
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – always anything goes
A Gem of A Challenge – Fun Outside
Crazy 4 Challenges – Lots of glitter 

Santa Selfie

This fortnight over at Incy Wincy Designs the challenge theme is "Unconventional Christmas".  We have two sponsors this fortnight, Dr Digi's and StarStampz.  For this card I used two different images from Dr. Digi's, I used Snow Fun and Selfie Santa.  I thought it would be fun to have the dog in the background of Santa's selfie.  LOL  I stuck with the snowflakes for the Christmas theme, but went with blues instead of the traditional reds and greens.



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Christmas Card Challenge (Holiday -  all challenges are optional)optional challenge – 
A Snowflakes Promise (doesn’t have to be winter) –  ANYTHING GOES
Crimbo Crackers (must be Christmas related)–  Pets
Winter Wonderland (Must be Christmas)–  Wrap it up
Sparkles Christmas (up to 3 entries)– Christmas Animals   
A Gem of A Challenge – Fun Outside

Sunday, September 17, 2017

lil boy's birthday

For this card I used a pre-colored image from Pink Gem Designs called Skateboard Andy.  I decided to play ont he stars by adding some yellow star punches.  I added a bow and a sentiment die.  I kept this pretty clean and simple.


Thanks for looking!
Tuesday Throwdown – Happy Birthday
CityCrafter Challenge Blog – I know what you did last summer      
Unicorn Challenge Blog – Birthday
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– Anything Goes + a sentiment        
Sisterhood Of Crafters (no more than 3 entries) –  What makes you say “Oh Boy!”
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes OPTIONAL Summer Days
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – always anything goes 
A Gem of A Challenge – Fun Outside

Life Is TEAriffic

This card was fun to make.  I used a great image from QKR called One Man's Trash.  I also used a sentiment from a Create With TLC set called Life Is Tea Riffic.

How I made this:
To make this card I used a 5.5 x 4.25 inch piece of dark green cardstock.  I used a 5.25 x 4 inch piece of lighter green cardstock with the sentiment printed on it.  I then cut a 7.5 x 3 inch piece of the darker green carstock that I scored at 5.5.  The other two inches I glued between the light and the dark green cardstock and folded it over to make it fold like a "normal" card. I then decorated that piece using some DP, a couple strips of the light green cardstock, some flowers, cheese cloth, ribbon, die cut leaves and the image.  I also added some gems to the upper corner of the card base.





Thanks for looking!
The Ribbon Girl Blog –  anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes
Cupcake Inspirations (up to 3 entries) – Floral
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– always anything goes
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog (1 entry per person) – Dies and/or Punches
CityCrafter Challenge Blog – I know what you did last summer      
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– Anything Goes + a sentiment        
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes   
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes OPTIONAL Summer Days
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) – Anything Goes w/ optional twist (use flowers, die cuts, ribbons and pearls and/or buttons)
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Always Anything Goes – Anything Goes w/optional twist (for a Grandparent)
QKR Stampede (enter up to 3 times) –  anything goes
Crafting With Friends – Always Anything Goes    
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – always anything goes 
A Gem of A Challenge – Fun Outside

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Mushroom Home

For this card, in order to create a scene, I used three image from The Paper Shelter; "Little Bit Grumpy", "Mushrooms" and "Really".  I used a fence die, butterfly die and a tree die.  I added some cheese cloth and a twine bow.  I added glitter to the windows and Glossy Accents to the spots on the mushrooms.


Thanks for looking!
Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  Use a Stamp or Digi Image
Little Red Wagon –  Give us your background       
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  Lots of Layers
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes OPTIONAL Summer Days 
Crazy 4 Challenges – Lots of glitter

Just For You

I love this cute little Patchwork girl from The Paper Shelter!  The image is called "Just Me".  The Sentiment is from Create With TLC.  The Designer Papers I used are from The Paper Studio's set called Yarn & Thread.  I used some ribbon, twine and thread, gems, round dies and lots of layers.



Thanks for looking!
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– always anything goes
Pammies Inky Pinkies (up to 3 entries) – Always Anything Goes      
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog (1 entry per person) – Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown – Punches and/or dies
Unicorn Challenge Blog – Birthday
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  Lots of Layers
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– Anything Goes + a sentiment        
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog – Anything goes w/optional twist of Thank You’               
Crafting With Friends – Always Anything Goes    
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – always anything goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – Use at least two DP’s

Old Dog's Birthday

This fortnight over at Crafting With Dragonflies the challenge theme is "A Card For A Special Occasion".  I made this one for my daughter's step grandpa.  I used the dog from Art Impressions, created my own sentiment, added a tree die, fence die, grass die, cat die and used some circle dies.  I added just a touch of ribbon in the corner.



Thanks for looking!
Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  Use a Stamp or Digi Image
Tuesday Throwdown – Punches and/or dies
Unicorn Challenge Blog – Birthday
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– Anything Goes + a sentiment        
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  Stamp It                        
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) – Anything Goes w/ optional twist (use flowers, die cuts, ribbons and pearls and/or buttons)
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Always Anything Goes – Anything Goes w/optional twist (for a Grandparent)
Crafting With Friends – Always Anything Goes    
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – always anything goes
A Gem of A Challenge – use Kraft

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Holy Crap Uncle!!

This weekend I'm heading to Oregon to celebrate my Uncle Dick's 70th birthday.  I figured I had better be making him a card.  He is a silly man.  He has many jokes about his name...  His wife's name is Ima if that gives you any idea of the types of jokes he uses...  LOL  Because of his since of humor I figured I should make him a fun card.  I've made something similar a long time ago, but it was a get well card.

I used some black and some kraft cardstock and some striped black DP.  I used an embossing folder for the lower square.  I added the mini toilet paper roll using brads.  The sentiment was punched using a fun shaped die.  I used sentiment dies for the 'happy birthday' sentiment.  My final touches were to add some black gems, it just looked boring on that side without something.


Thanks for looking!
Tuesday Throwdown – Punches and/or dies
Unicorn Challenge Blog – Birthday
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– Anything Goes + a sentiment         
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Always Anything Goes – Anything Goes w/optional twist (for a Grandparent)
Moving Along With The Times – add a number

A Gem of A Challenge – use Kraft

Monday, September 4, 2017

Birthday Bunny and Butterflies

Tonight I decided to pull out a Lilly Of The Valley image.  Love this little bunny!  It is from the Simply Print - Animals collection.  I added some lace, butterfly dies, ribbon, gems and flowers.



Thanks for looking!
The Ribbon Girl Blog –  anything goes
The Crazy Challenge (up to 4 entries-winners announced on Wed) – Bingo (ribbon, oval, rhinestone - or flower, oval, lace)
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– always anything goes
Aurora Wings Challenge Blog (one image unless using an AW image/then 3) – Anything Goes
Pammies Inky Pinkies (up to 3 entries) – Always Anything Goes      
A Snowflakes Promise (doesn’t have to be winter) –  ANYTHING GOES
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes OPTIONAL Summer Days
Cute Card Thursday – Too Cute
In The Pink (always use more pink than any other color) up to 3 entries – anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks – anything goes
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog – Anything Goes      
Crafting With Friends – Always Anything Goes     

Trying Something New

The other day while strolling through Pintrest I saw a easel spinner card.  Today while strolling through I saw a flying easel card that was very similar.  I decided I wanted to make a drawer card, it's been a long time, so I sort of combined all of the stuff to create this.

I used some fun cookie cutter dies, a butterfly Embosslit and a sentiment die.  I used some awesome papers from a DCWV stack called Bella Armoire, mostly scraps from the man date card I posted the other day.  I did the measurements myself for the drawer and the wrap since I couldn't find one anyplace that was 4.25 x 5.5 wide (see below for my measurements).  For my first go at this I think it turned out great!  :)





How I made the drawer:
I cut a 7.5 x 6.25 piece of card stock and scored it 1" on all sides.  I cut one side of each corner in order to fold it in and adhear it to the inside of the drawer.

How I made the wrap:
I cut a piece slightly larger than 4.25 and as long as I could get it (I only had 8.5 x 11 black cardstock).  centering my drawer I scored on each side, then one inch from those score marks.  Because the two ends didn't meet up, I cut another piece the same size as my card and glued it to the two sides.

Hope that made since?  I'm not very good at explaining things...

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Use Your Stuff – No Layouts or Cards (does this count as a card?)
A Snowflakes Promise (doesn’t have to be winter) –  ANYTHING GOES
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes   
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks – anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog –  Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog – Anything Goes      
Crafting With Friends – Always Anything Goes    
A Gem of A Challenge – use Kraft

Birthday Cupcakes

This fortnight over at Incy Wincy Designs the challenge is a color/photo theme using this picture:

We are being sponsored by Lemon Shortbread.  I used this adorable image called Cupcakes Delight Girl.  I made yellow my primary color and accented with the other colors.  I used a Happy Birthday die and a cupcake punch added sequins and a bow.


Thanks for looking!
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog - anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  Use a Stamp or Digi Image
Pammies Inky Pinkies (up to 3 entries) – Always Anything Goes      
Crafty Cardmakers (only 15 challenges, as many times as you want)– Monochrome
Die Cuttin' D ivas (up to 3 entries) – tell what die cut you used – Sequins, Gems Or Pearls
CityCrafter Challenge Blog – Monotone       

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Hello Unicorn

This weekend has been full of all sorts of fun at the Kit & Clowder Facebook page!  They are celebrating by giving away all sorts of adorable and wonderful freebies and prizes!  This little image was one of the freebies they were giving away.  This image is from Polkadoodles, it is called Lil Miss Sugarpops Unicorn.  I colored her using ink and pencils.  I used some ribbon, lace, a star punch and several dies (rainbow, bow, hello, clouds).  The DP is from American Crafts.  I added Stickles on the horns and the clouds, I added Glossy Accents on the Stars both the punched ones and the ones in the image.



Thanks for looking!
The Ribbon Girl Blog –  anything goes
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Anything goes
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  Anything Goes
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes OPTIONAL Summer Days
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Anything Goes
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Always Anything Goes       
Cute Card Thursday – Too Cute
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog – Anything Goes      
Crafting With Friends – Always Anything Goes    
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – always anything goes
Sparkle and Glitter – anything goes or all stitched up

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Man Date

Have you ever made a card you didn't understand?  One of my co-workers asked me (at the end of our work day) if I'd make a card for her boyfriend.  She was very specific about the type of car she wanted on it and what she wanted the sentiment to be "Man Date"...I don't get it!
She explained it a bit that he considers most dates to be "girl dates", like dinner and a movie for instance...  So, anyway, I made this car with her specifications of this car and that sentiment then I could do what I wanted, as long as it didn't turn out girly.  LOL  I'm hoping I suceeded.

I added papers from a DCWV stack called "Bella Armoire", two brads from Doodlebug Design set called Sugar Coated, and some red cardstock.  I used a punch to cut out the sentiment that was printed onto the red cardstock.


Thanks for looking!
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes   
4 Crafty Chicks – anything goes

White Wedding

This white wedding card was made using an embossing folder, wedding couple die, doily die, lace, gems, ribbon, string pearls, and flowers.


Thanks for looking!
The Crazy Challenge (up to 4 entries-winners announced on Wed) – Bingo (Circle, Rhinestone, Lace)
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Anything goes
Die Cuttin' D ivas (up to 3 entries) – tell what die cut you used – Sequins, Gems Or Pearls (used the wedding die and the doily die)
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes   
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes OPTIONAL Summer Days
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Anything Goes
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Always Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks – anything goes
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog – Anything Goes      
Crafting With Friends – Always Anything Goes    
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – always anything goes 
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – New Beginnings