Sunday, August 27, 2017

Thank you

Another image is from Rick St. Dennisdownloadable coloring book called "Little Loves".  I used some fun designer papers and the sketch from The Paper Players.  I added some flowers, a few dies and some gems.



Thanks for looking!
The Paper Players (up to 4 entries) – sketch
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Always Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times – Things beginning with the letter ‘B’ (butterflies)
CreativeFingers Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – always anything goes
Fussy and FancyFriday – Things W/ Wings
Sparkle and Glitter – anything goes or all stitched up

Flying By

This is the image being used for the current progressive challenge over at Cute As A Button's Facebook Group.  The flying nun was a fun tv show!  :)  For this card I used a neighborhood die, some cloud dies, some gems, ribbon, and an angel charm from a bracelet I purchased at a garage sale yesterday.



Oops!  I forgot to share the sentiment.  Here it is:



Thanks for looking!
Glitter n Sparkle  (up to 3 entries) Anything Goes
Pile It On – (winners announced on Wednesdays) – Recycle (old bracelet charm)
Die Cuttin' D ivas (up to 3 entries) – tell what die cut you used – Birthday Celebration
Tuesday Throwdown – Add Metal
Sisterhood Of Crafters (no more than 3 entries) –  Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes   
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Punches and/or Dies
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Always Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times – Things beginning with the letter ‘B’ (bow)
Seize The Birthday (up to 3 entries) – Tie One On
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – Ribbons – but more than just a bow

You Turn Me On

It took me a while to think of a fun sentiment for this one.  I first started thinking "I'm not too bright" or "You're not so bright", then thought...nah, that is too demeaning.  So then I thought of the turning on theme.

This image is from Rick St. Dennisdownloadable coloring book called "Little Loves".  I used some "Steampunk dies and a steampunk embossing folder.  I added some gems as well.  I colored the image using ink and gel pen.




Thanks for looking!
Glitter n Sparkle  (up to 3 entries) Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge (up to 4 entries-winners announced on Wed) – Inking is fun
Cute Card Thursday – Bright Colors
Sparkle and Glitter – anything goes or all stitched up

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Lil' Princess

At this very moment Rick St. Dennis is having an awesome sale!  I just purchased a downloadable coloring book called "Little Loves" and colored a bunch of images after cropping them so I could turn them into cards.  This is one of the images I cropped and colored.  I colored the unicorns main and tail in rainbow colors.  I used mostly gel pen, however for her skin tone I used ink and for the horse body I used pencil.  I used the Sweet Sketch Wednesday layout,m used a lot of dies (well...five of them), added a flower and a bow and called it good enough.


Thanks for looking!
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (up to 3 entries) – anything goes
The Crazy Challenge (up to 4 entries-winners announced on Wed) – Inking is fun
Die Cuttin' D ivas (up to 3 entries) – tell what die cut you used – Birthday Celebration
A Snowflakes Promise (doesn’t have to be winter) –  ANYTHING GOES
Sisterhood Of Crafters (no more than 3 entries) –  Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes   
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 (include sketch and comment)– 
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Punches and/or Dies
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Always Anything Goes
In The Pink (always use more pink than any other color) up to 3 entries – anything goes
Sparkle and Glitter – anything goes or all stitched up
Seize The Birthday (up to 3 entries) – Tie One On
UnicornChallenge Blog – Mythical & Magical

More Candles

This fortnight over at Crafting With Dragonflies the challenge theme is "Make a card w/ a birthday cake on it".  So I used this fun image and added flowers, a banner banner die, circle die, scalloped circle die and some gems.



Thanks for looking!
Die Cuttin' D ivas (up to 3 entries) – tell what die cut you used – Birthday Celebration
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Punches and/or Dies
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Always Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday – Bright Colors
Moving Along With The Times – Things beginning with the letter ‘B’
Simply Create Too (enter up to 3 times) –  Use Flowers
Just Us Girls Challenge –   photo pic (went with the purple and green colors) 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Miss You Owls

I was laid off from my job a while back and before my last day found another job within our facility so was able to just transfer.  There were some who were not so lucky, including my old boss.  We will be having a potluck farewell party for her.  I was asked to make her a card.  I wanted to make something for her that might make her smile so I tried a shaker card and used owls (she loves owls) with googly eyes.  I also added some lace doilies and some flowers.


Thanks for looking!
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (up to 3 entries) – anything goes
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) – Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown – Add Metal (Sequins)
A Snowflakes Promise (doesn’t have to be winter) –  ANYTHING GOES
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  Pearls, gems and/or enamel dots
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– Thinking of you/Sympathy Sentiment
Sisterhood Of Crafters (no more than 3 entries) –  Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes   
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Punches and/or Dies
Moving Along With The Times – Things beginning with the letter ‘B’ (Birds/Branch)
Simply Create Too (enter up to 3 times) –  Use Flowers
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – Forest Friends
Delicious Doodles Challenge (one entry per person using a DD image) – Colors of Autumn
CropStop Blog – (UP TO 5 ENTRIES, say what you used that is from their store) anything goes (the paper doilies) 

Monday, August 21, 2017

Black & White



This fortnight over at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge the theme is "Go Wild"  We are being sponsored by Rick St. Dennis.  The card I made was made using Spring 2017.  I added a black ribbon and a grey bow, some black and some white flowers and black and white butterflies.


Thanks for looking!
613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge – Shabby Chic
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (up to 3 entries) – anything goes
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– always anything goes
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown – Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog–  Shabby Chic / Vintage
A Snowflakes Promise (doesn’t have to be winter) –  ANYTHING GOES
The Crafter’s Café Challenge Blog – Black & White with one other color
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  Punches & Dies
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes   
Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges – Anything Goes
Simply Create Too (enter up to 3 times) –  Use Flowers

Friday, August 11, 2017

Simply Butterflies

This fortnight over at Crafting With Dragonflies the challenge theme is "Embossing Wet and/or Dry".  I chose to go relatively simple using dies and an embossing folder, no stamps and no sentiment.  I added a bow, gems and a flower.

   Thanks for looking!
Glitter n Sparkle  (up to 3 entries) Monochrome
Cute Card Thursday – Embossing
Moving Along With The Times – Things that fly

Simply Create Too (enter up to 3 times) –  Use Flowers

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Stars, Stripes And Fair Delights

This year's fair theme will be Stars, Stripes and Fair Delights.  I made this for this year's fair theme.  It is also one of the new releases for Cute As A Button.  You can get it now, and anything else for 40% off using the code BACKTOSCHOOL40 until this Saturday...so HURRY!

For this card I added a current fair map, some flowers, ribbon, twine, gems, star gems and a horse charm/bead.



Thanks for looking!
The Ribbon Girl Blog –  any image
A Snowflakes Promise (doesn’t have to be winter) –  ANYTHING GOES
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes   
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – colors of your flag
Digi Stamps For Joy (up to 3 entries per month) – anything goes w/optional twist of  - Anything Goes or “Summer”

Monday, August 7, 2017

No Words

The challenge this fortnight at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge is "No Words".  We are being sponsored by Small And Round.  This image is called "Flutter".   I colored the image using chalk and ink.  I added some Glossy Accents and Stickles.  I added a flower, a bow, sequins and leaves.  I kept this pretty CAS.  I used the color theme from this week's C.R.A.F.T challenge.


Thanks for looking!
The Ribbon Girl Blog –  any image
Pile It On – (winners announced on Wednesdays) – PRIMARY COLORS AND/OR SOMETHING STARTING WITH “S” (Sequins)
A Snowflakes Promise (doesn’t have to be winter) –  ANYTHING GOES
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– No sentiment
C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Color challenge
Crazy 4 Challenges – bright and cheerful

Digi Stamps For Joy (up to 3 entries per month) – anything goes w/optional twist of  - Anything Goes or “Summer”

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Altered Pringle Box

While hopping around checking out blogs for some inspiration I stopped at 613 Avenue Create and came across this fun little idea of a trinket box made from a Pringles Can...something I just so happened to have.  Then I decided I wanted to make this using the "go green" theme using all recycled items on it.  I may have fibbed the theme just a bit with the bow and the lace...but it was scrap ribbon and scrap lace I had laying around.  My daughter started using her old jeans to make doll clothing and this was from a pair she had already started to cut up.  I used part of the leg and a pocket and the button from the front of the jeans.  I added string pearls, and beads from an old broken necklace (for the feet).  This was so fun to make!!  The tutorial on how to make this can be found here.





Thanks for looking!
613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge – Shabby Chic
Pile It On – (winners announced on Wednesdays) – Recycle
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (up to 3 entries) – anything goes
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Anything Goes  
A Snowflakes Promise (doesn’t have to be winter) –  ANYTHING GOES
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– No sentiment
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes   
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes
Simply Create Too (enter up to 3 times) –  Use Flowers

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Bird House / Altered Book Project

The silly story behind this project:

I've been working on getting ready for the State Fair, A few years ago my daughter and I started entering some of our crafts into the fair, it's now become sort of an addiction!  LOL  I decided to do another altered book project, problem is, I had no clue what I wanted to do.  I could remember my mom taking old magazines or maybe it was phone books and making angels from them...So, I started with that idea.  I grabbed two Sports Illustrated Magazines that my boyfriend hasn't even looked at...(he never really does, he is usually too busy watching sports on TV to read about them in some magazine!  LOL).  Pretty soon I was going nuts gluing things to this.  I had some larger flowers I got from Wild Orchid Crafts that are just a tad bit too big for card projects, a spool of string pearls, and a ton of other items I had laying around in my craft room, a lot of which came from a co-worker.  After I got everything all glued on I went to pick it up, not even thinking it would be flimsy...well duh, it is paper!  So after some self deliberation, I decided to make a trip down to the Idaho Youth Ranch (a second hand store) to see if I could find some kind of plate or platter to put it onto.  I found this nice heavy pie/cake platter.  It has an internal crack inside the glass near the edge so I talked them down on it and only paid a dollar... (Normally I don't barter at a second hand store, but this was broken and I wasn't sure it would work.  LOL)  After gluing my project to the platter I thought it looked sort of boring...well, the thing itself wasn't, it was crazy busy!  haha...  I decided to add a few flowers, some gems and some string pearls all around it.  I decided to share this 'thing' on Facebook and some friends told me it was a pretty "Birdhouse", so, I'm going with it!  Yep, this here thing is a "bird house"!  haha  I hope the judges at the fair like it!




Thanks for looking!
Glitter n Sparkle  (up to 3 entries) Things w/Wings
613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge – STAMPING W/MONOCHROME
Pile It On – (winners announced on Wednesdays) – PRIMARY COLORS AND/OR SOMETHING STARTING WITH “S”
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (up to 3 entries) – anything goes
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) – anything goes
A Snowflakes Promise (doesn’t have to be winter) –  ANYTHING GOES
The Crafter’s Café Challenge Blog – More than one fold
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– No sentiment
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Summer
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog –  Anything Goes
Digi Stamps For Joy (up to 3 entries per month) – anything goes w/optional twist of  - Anything Goes or “Summer”

Part Of My Story

This month's theme over at Cute As A Button is "Back To School".  I used the image called "School Books".  I added her to a "page" DP, colored her with pencil and ink, added some fun DPs for the banners and some gems because...I love bling!  LOL  I think this could work as even more than just back to school.  :)


Thanks for looking!
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (up to 3 entries) – anything goes
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– always anything goes
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Anything Goes  
A Snowflakes Promise (doesn’t have to be winter) –  ANYTHING GOES
Little Red Wagon –  Favorite product - bling
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes   
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog –  Anything Goes

Sketch Saturday – (up to 3 entries) SKETCH – any sketch 215-460 - #318