Monday, November 13, 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #200 Anything But a Card 2017

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Box B4 Decorating

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Crafty CardMakers Challenge #200 - Anything but a Card

Angela is hosting our challenge this fortnight and the challenge theme is 'Anything but a Card'.

As usual anything you enter is fine, a scrap layout,  a mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it is Not A Card.
I need small boxes to hold some candy and a gift card to hand out at this years Christmas exhange with extended family.

7. As You Like It: Christmas or Non Christmas & Why  need decorated small boxes to hold small gifts for a Christmas exchange

Monday, October 30, 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #199 Thankful

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #199 'Thankful'
Lin is hosting our challenge this fortnight and the challenge theme is 'Thankful' This could be a Thank You card,  a scrap-layout of your child or grandchild, or just anything you are grateful for.

As usual anything you enter is fine, a scrap layout, a card, a mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it is Thankful themed.

This card is for a generous lady who lives on a ranch and often shares her garden harvest with others.

Image: MHK Designs  Animal Friends
Colour Medium: Prisma Color Markers
Sentiment: Stampin' Up 'Petite Pairs' stamp set
Diecuts: Spellbinders standard circles /scalloped circles  and Craft Dies by Sue Wilson 'Finishing Touches-Petite Vinery'
Flower: from stash

1. Crafting with Friends:Challenge 53: anything goes
2. Creative Finger Challenge: #139 anything goes
3. QKR Stampede:#267 Halloween or  Anything Goes
4. Simply Papercraft:#52 anything goes
5. 4 Crafty Chicks: #374 Polka Dots
6. Penny's Paper-crafty Challenge Blog:#352

Monday, October 16, 2017

Crafty Cardmakers 'Challenge '#198 Halloween

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #198 Halloween
It is my turn to host the challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and a fun one it is. The challenge theme this fortnight is Halloween.
As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card,scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it follows the Halloween theme.
Please remember our 15 total challenge rule!
 I used an older Stampin' Up Halloween stamp set for the images called Best Fiends - Halloween.  The fence is from a Martha Stewart punch  and the spider is from a Cuttlebug die called 'Creepy Sinistre'. The image frames are all from  Spellbinder"s dies (Deckled Rectangles,Standard Circles  and Scalloped Circles). Easy peasy, just added a strip of Rhinestones and it was done.

Please join us as Crafty Cardmakers for this seasonal challenge, Halloween will be here B4 you know it..

Won a Top Picks spot at Pause Dream Enjoy 

1. Angie's Digital Stamps Challenge #14 ATG/Optional twist Spooky,Scary
2. Dragonflies Journey#103 Halloween Hoopla
4. A Gem of a Challenge:#205 Spots and/or Stripes OR Halloween
5. Crafty Calendar Challenge  Halloween - October challenge
6. Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #194 Halloween Top Picks Placement
7. The Crazy Challenge:#259 Halloween
8. Crafty Gals Corner: Make it Spooktacular
9. Sweet Stampers Challenge: #12 Autumn or Halloween

Monday, October 2, 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 197- Fancy Folds

                             Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 197 - Fancy Folds

Time for another challenge at Crafty Cardmakers  and this fortnight the challenge is 'Fancy Folds'.  Hosting this challenge is Margaret. Please note: this particular challenge is for cards only.                                                                                                                                                                                              

I choose this ever so easy center fold . Cut out an eight x six inch piece of  cardstock, score vertically at 2, 3, 5 1/2  and 6 1/2 inches and fold accordingly. Cut out a 3 3/4 inch square. This is your card base, decorate as you like.  So very easy! I choose to add decorative paper  within a brown border., added a colour coordinated flower, some trailing vines and a sentiment cut from a die . I also added a decorative strip to the  two one inch stripes that make up the side of center folded part of the card. I adhered the square center piece  to the center fold with tape.

This will fold up to a  six by 4 1/2 inch  card.

Cardstock: Stampin Up 'Bermuda Bay', Early Expresso
Paper;( Discontined) Doodle Pantry
 Flower: stash
Dies: Jim Holtz  Thinlets  for the sentiment, Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson  - Petite Vinery,  Memory Box 'Grape Vine Border

Please join us with your own fancy fold creations.

1. Creative Inspirations: #281 Anything Goes
2. The Crafters Cafe:  #182  Use die cuts and/or punches
3. Crafty Hazelnuts: Use Patterned paper October challenge
4. Just Us Girls: Wild Card Week #413: use Word Dies on Your Card
5. Inspirational Challenge:  #144 Hello
6. Crafting with Friends: #51 Anything Goes

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Outlawz Progressive Challenge September 2017 - Cat

    Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge - September 2017

The image for September is this wonderful cat by Anne Fenton  from Annes Digital Art and is appropriately  titled 'Cat"
The cat, pot and flowers were coloured with Prismacolor Markers, and the card was decorated  with various die cuts. The banners were hand cut and dry embossed . The sentiment is from Stampin' Up.

1. The Outlawz Progressive Challenge - September 2017
2. Inspirational Challenge: #144 Word Play  Hello.
3. Sweet Stampin: Cute and Cuddly
4. Crafting with Friends: Challenge 51
5. Creative Fingers: Challenge #137
6. Emerald City  Challenge #3 (Monthly Challenge)
7. QKR Stampede: #262 Anything Goes (twist - embossing optional- I dry embossed the banners)
8. Simply Papercraft: #50 Anything Goes
9. Catch the Bug: Sketch Challenge

Monday, September 18, 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 196 Autumn

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #196 - Autumn

Kim is hosting our challenge today, and the theme is Autumn. 

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it's Autumnal themed.

Please remember our 15 total challenge rule! 

Apples, falling leaves and the colour orange say fall to me, maybe not in the same time frame but certainly a fall occurrence. 

Please join us at  Crafty Cardmakers for our autumn  challenge!


Monday, September 4, 2017

Crafty Cardmakers challenge #195 Monochrome


                                   Crafty Cardmakers Challenge  #195  Monochrome

Jackie is heading our challenge today, and the theme is Monochrome. We would like to see your Monochromatic creations, these do not have to be black and white,  Anything with hues of one colour  is fine (hair and skin colours can be the exception).

A dear friend of my son since kindergarten got married and  this is the wedding card I made  .As is often the case the card looks better IRl.

Card Details:
Stamp: Mo Manning digital stamp 'married', Fairy Dust Crafts (retired) 'miracle of love' sentiment
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers, Copics (E11,E00,E000, E20)
Die Cuts:  Spellbinders Nestablilites  scalloped circles;
Punch: EKSuccess 5/8 inch flower punch
Other: pearls, silver handmade bow-mostly hidden in photo;handmade corners from scalloped die cut, gelly roll Sakura pen to highlight wedding dress

Chosen winner at Monochrome Magic
Highly Commended Winner at World Wide Design Team
A Perfect Time  to Craft winner of Certificate and badge DT Pick

1. Angie's Digital Stamps:#13 Anything Goes/No Twist
2. Dragonfly Dreams:September Patterned Paper
3. Glitter and Sparkle : #254 Anything Goes
4. Allsorts Challenge Week 431- New beginnings
5. Scrapper's Delight:September Challenge: #70 
6. A Bit More Time to Craft: #51 Anything Goes
7. A Perfect Time to Craft: September - Open Challenge :#9 Spotlight Winner of Certificate & Badge 
8. Crafty Girls Challenge #39 Anything Goes
9. Monochrome Magic: #4 Anything Goes Monochrome Chosen Winner
10. World Wide Design Team #25 Aug. 15th - Sept. 12th Highly Commended Winner