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Monday, July 24, 2017

Beccy's Place Family Snowmen

Beccy's Place monthly challenge July 2017: - create a  card or project using a Beccy's Place image.  I seem to still be in a Christmas mode from all the Christmas in July challenges so  used this delightful Beccy's Place pre coloured freebie digi called  Family Reunion .
The  green background was dry embossed with a Cutllebud folder with Snowflakes.
Challenges:
1. Beccy's Place: July challenge
2. Whoopsi Daisy:  Christmas in July challenge
3. Crafting from the Heart: #169 Anything Goes
4. Christmas card  Challenge CCC17: create a Christmas card
5. The Corrosive Challenge:#7: July Anything Goes
6. Craftyhazelnut's challenge #343 Christmas anything Christmas Goes optional - use an embossing folder

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Outlawz July 2017 Challenge - 'Dog' by Anne Fenton.

Outlawz Progressive Challenge July 2017
Outlawz Progressive Challenge -  July 2017   -Dog card
The image for the month of July is  Dog by Anne Fenton.

The design is from Bugaboo's Stella Says Sketch challenge #512 for July.
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I coloured the dog with Prismacolor Markers and gave him a slightly clouded sky and   muddy ground. He just looked liked he would be be one of those  dogs that cannot resist a mud puddle. My card needed a bit of colour so colored the ball green  and the woof sentiment  was die cut from a piece of green scrap paper. The left hand border is from a Recollections paper pad titled 'Vintage Country'. The die cut scalloped type border is from Spellbinders 'Ironwork Accents' die set. 

Challenges
1. Outlawz Progressive Challenge July 2017
2. Stella Says Sketch challenge #512
3. Making Memories #7 Anything Goes/Anything but Square
4. Digi Choosday Crafting Week 29 Anything Goes
5. Through the Craftrooom Door challenge July 19 -July 24

Friday, July 21, 2017

Bugaboo Christmas in July 2017 Day 7

Bugaboo's Christmas in July 2017 Day 7 - final day of the week long challenge over at Catch the Bug. The challenge is :
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The wonderful image is todays digital  Friday Freebie at Bugaboo.  Hurry over and download it.

I choose white and black for the card base/ background and embossed the white with Stampin' Up's Decorative Dots embossing folder. The reindeer & birdie were coloured with Prismacolor markers.  My pop of colour was cherry cobbler and the sparkle was created with rhinestones snowflake centers.The Merry Christmas sentiment is
 from Elizabeth Craft design #745 -Merry Christmas .

Challenge:
1. Catch the Bug Christmas in July Day 7 Recipe Challenge
2. Crafting with Friends:Challenge 48 Anything Goes
3. Cut it Up: Challenge#126 must include a die cut: my Merry Christmas is die cut as is the image frame
4. Winter Wonderfland:  use a digi stamp
5. Simply Papercraft:  #48Anything Goes
6. Crafting with an Attitude: Challenge 29 Anything Goes
7. Aud Sentiments:#184 Christmas in July 
8. Christmas at Sweet Stampin:  July - Anything Christmas Goes

Bugaboo Christmas in July 2017 Day 6 Colour Challenge

Bugaboo  'Catch the Bug' Christmas in July 2017 Challenge  Day 6 Colour Challenge. Here is my interpretation of the colour challenge.  I used the following:
Image: Bugaboo digital stamp 'Elf 003 Digi Stamp'
Sentiment: Stampin' Up 'Sassy Salutations'
Snowflakes: Impression Obsession DIE024-X
Border Die: Martha Stewart

Challenges
1. Catch the Bug: Christmas in July Day 6 Colour Challenge
2. Aud Sentiments: Christmas in July
3. Cards 4 Galz: #52 Christmas or Winter
4. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 425 20th of July Christmas
5. Star in my Pocket: Christmas in July 


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Bugaboo Christmas in July 2017 Day 5 Photo Challenge

Bugaboo  'Catch the Bug' Christmas in July 2017 Challenge  Day 5 Photo Challenge




The inspiration I felt when I saw this photo was to create something that expressed a bit of  how tiresome  winter can be,  the days when  you long for  summer as you watch the snow come down.  I also liked the colours of the umbrella and decided to use them . Hope you see a bit of humour in my interpretation. These little bird's look like they could use some relief from it all :O)! Been there, know the feeling.

Card  Details:
Image: Bugaboo's'Winter Birds on a Limb'
Sentiment: Stampin' Up's rubber stamp set 'Snowflakes'
(Warm Winter Wishes) and a hand typed sentiment at the top of the image frame.
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug brand
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers

Enjoy your summer!!  :O)!

Challenges Entered
1. Catch the Bug Challenge Day 5 of Christmas in July 2017 
2. ABC Christmas Challenge: Old and/or New challenge - I used a stamp from Bugaboo I have had for quite sometime  and this is  the first time I have used it , so old and new, at least for me. Old for sure.
3. Crafty Creations:#346  Anything Goes
4. Little Red Wagon Challenge #403 Christmas in July
5. A Snowflakes Promise Challenge #42 : Anything Goes
6. Deep Ocean Challenge: #159 Christmas in July
7. Digi Chooseday:  WK 29 Anything Goes
8. Creates and Makes Challenge Blog: #13Anything Goes with Option create a Sentiment (see sentiment at top left corner tucked under the image frame)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Bugaboo Christmas in July 2017 Day 4 Bingo Challenge


 Day four of Bugaboo's Catch the Bug 's Christmas in July Challenge 2017 -  Bingo  

I choose the vertical line of sparkly, sentiment & embossing.

I have added a close up of the image to show the sparkle  better.The black background does not readily show the embossing but if you look closely it is there.

Card Details:
Image: Squigglefly Digital Stamps ( shop closed)
Sentiment: Memory Box letters
Die Cuts: large snowflake-Impression Obsession ;  Spellbinders standard circles, & scalloped circles
Background Embossing folder: - unknown
Sparkle: Ranger Stickles 'Diamond'

Challenges:
1. Catch the Bug Challenge Day 4 - Bingo
2. A Bit More Time to Craft: #48 Anything Goes
3. A Perfect Time to Craft: Open Challenge  July
4. Christmas Cards all Year Long: July Anything Goes
5. Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes

Monday, July 17, 2017

Bugaboo Christmas in July 2017 Day 3 - Gift Wrapping








 
Day three of Bugaboo's Catch the Bug Challenge Blog Christmas in July 2017 -  Gift Wrapping, and the Challenge is create something to wrap up a gift in non traditional colours.

Inspiration  - Dawn Frost, just loved her paper bag and tag.  All the projects from the DT were wonderful.

Image: Bugaboo's image 'Noel Birds
Paper Bag
Papers: Stampin Up's whisper white, early espresso and kraft papers from Michaels
Stamps: Stampin Up's snowflakes/sentiments from various sets
Inks: Stampin Up's Early Espresso and Memento black
Markers: Prismacolors & Copics
White snowflake: die cut
Ribbon: Cork Ribbon

Challenges entered:
1. Catch the Bug Challenge Day 3:  Wrap it Up with a Twist - Anything but a Card
2. Hiding in my Craftroom Challenge #309 Christmas in July
3. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas  Challenge #342
4. Di's Digis & Designs: Christmas in July
5. Making Memories:Challenge 7 Anything Goes, Anything but a Square
6. Whoopsi Daisy Digi and CD challenge: Christmas in July

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #193 Lots of Layers



Chanya is hosting our challenge and the theme is 'Lots of Layers' .  As usual anything you wish to enter is fine, a card,  scrapbook layout,  mixed media piece,  some home decor, as long it has lots of layers to match the theme.     Hope to see you join in the fun.

I used a QKR image (digi7704 Ride ,em Cowboy) , a Doodle Pantry sentiment (Howdy) and a pair of cowboy boots .Note Doodle Pantry is closed, images no longer available. The background was dry embossed with Stampin' Up's  'Pinewood Planks'
 embossing folder and topped with  a strip from a Martha Stewart punch, Grand total of seven layers.

Challenges entered.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Bugaboo Christmas in July 2017 Day 2 Sketch Challenge


Bugaboo's 'Catch the Bug' Christmas in July 2017 Challenge Day 2 - Sketch

Today I choose the wonderful Bugaboo digital stamp 'xmas trio block' for my image I could not find in in their current shop, so maybe it has not been transferred yet from their old one. I made the Santa dimensional  by  printing the digi twice, colouring the Santa on one,  cutting  it out,  and popping  it up over the other one.   The sentiment is an old one from a  ticket stamp set  I have  from Whimsy Stamps. I taped off the unwanted  lines . inked it up, removed the paper and stamped the sentiment. The snowflakes are from Martha Stewart punches and the smallest ones are from a old punch I bought at Michaels.

Challenges:
1.Catch the Bug Day 2 - Sketch Challenge
2. Weekly Christmas Card Challenge: CCC17 Create a holiday or Christmas Card
3 Christmas at Sweet Stampin: July AnythingChristmas Goes
4. Christmas Cards All Year Long: July - Anything Goes
5. Creative Moments: Challenge 122 Anything Goes with optional twist -'Christmas in July'
6. The Holly and the Ivy Christmas Challenge #10  Anything Christmas Goes
7. A Snowflakes Promise: Challenge 42 Anything Goes
8. A Dragonflies Journey: Christmas in July

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Bugaboo Christmas in July 2017 - Make it Sparkle & Shine - Day 1

Bugaboo's Christmas in July 2017 has started  today July 15th and the challenge is to create a project with 'Make it Sparkle & Shine' as the theme. For all the rules go to 'Catch the Bug' Challenge Blog. Does not have to be a Bugaboo image  but the Bugaboo Friday Freebie of the week is the one I used.

Card Details:
Stamp - digital:  Fancy Sunbonnet Christmas tree by Bugaboo.https://bugaboostamps.com/
Colour Medium: Copics and Prisma Color Markers
Ribbon. From a friend - bought at Michael's
Cardstock: Stampin' Up
Snowflake: white one from stash and the little red on top of it
 was  from a Martha Stewart Punch Other: Stickles - 'Diamond'  added to the background embossed paper &  Red added to the Christmas balls on the tree
Half Pearls: tiny blue half pearls added to the white background
Die Cut: inverted squares

Challenges entered:
1. Catch the Bug: Day One - theme: Make it Sparkle & Shine:
2. Crafty Calendar: Anything Goes July Challenge
3. Creative Moments Challenge: Challenge #122 Anything GOes with a twist of "Christmas in July'
4. Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge  #342 Anythings Goes  with optional twist use a die cut
5. Digidesign Challenge Blog:  Christmas in July 
6. Sweet Stampin:Christmas in July
7. Crafting with Frienda: #47 Anything Goes

Monday, July 3, 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 192 - Tic, Tac, Toe


Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #192 -  Tic, Tac, Toe

        Marlene  is hosting our challenge today and the theme is Tic, Tac, Toe.


As usual anything you enter is fine , a card, a scrap layout, a mixed media piece, some home decor,  as long as it matches the theme. I choose the line  of Gem or Pearls, Stamp or Digi, and Die Cuts 

The card stock is Stampin' Up's,  the designer paper is from 'DCWV  The Princess Stack' and the doily  is a Marianne Designs die.The image and sentiment are from a Doodle Pantry  set called 'Quirky Stork' (no longer available). The other die cuts are   Spellbinders  deckled rectangles,\ and  scalloped circles;

Misc.:  red rhinestones, white half pearl, small red half pearl, little pale pink bow

Challenges:



Saturday, July 1, 2017

Drink Wine

Aaah wine, one of natures's delights. This card is for a wonderful step daughter's upcoming birthday.

Cardstock: Stampin Up's  Cherry Cobbler, whisper white
Design Paper: Bo Bunny Aryis's Garden
Embossing Folder: Stampin Up's 'Elegant Dots'
Digital Image: Bugaboo's  'I Only Drink Wine on Days that end in 'Y'
Border Punch; Martha Stewart
Die Cuts: Marianne design (LR0110 & ?) for the flower
Other: red stick on's

Challenges.
1. Catch the Bug Sketch Challenge: #511 June
2. Brown Sugar Challenge: #257 Anything Goes
3. Crafting With Friends: Challenge #46
4. Colour Crazy Craft Challenge: Week 26- Anything Goes
5. Jo's Scrap Shack: FFC #195 Anything Goes
6. Kitty Bee Designs #98 Girly Cards
7. Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge: wk 26 Anything Goes
8. Simply Papercraft:  Challenge 48 Anything Goes 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Outlawz June Progressive Challenge -My Fair Lady


Outlawz Progressive Challenge June 2017

The image for the month of June is 'My Fair Lady'  by Sheepski Designs, and a fair lady she is indeed. Great fun  to colour, the hard part was deciding what colour she should be (I choose brown shades and the rest was easy).  I used a fancy die cut borrowed from a friend for the image border and Whisper White, Early Espresso and  Creamy Caramel for  the cardstock. The flowers were cut from a Memory Box die called 'Fabulous Phlox'.  I finished it off with three brown half pearls. 

Won a DT Favourite pick at Artistic Inspirations
Won a DT  Honourable Mention  at PIP 

Challenges:
6. PIP Challenge #1725 Anything Goes

Monday, June 19, 2017

Crafty Cardmaker Challenge #191 - Here Comes Summer



Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #191 Here Comes Summer- June 19th - July 3rd. 2017

June is hosting our challenge today, and the theme is Here Comes Summer.

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

Tiddly Inks  makes the most delightful digital images and  I choose this image titled 'Wryn Floating Along' as my choice to represent  Summer.  I coloured her with Copics and Prismacolor markers.   The cardstock is from Stampin Up and the colourful background paper is from a DCWV paper stack called 'Razzel Dazzel'. The flowers are from stash.

Challenges.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #190 - Bird House

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #190 For a Special Man/Boy or Father's Day - June 5th - June 18th, 2017

Margaret is hosting our challenge today, and the theme is For a Special Man/Boy or Father's Day.

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it follows either of our masculine themes.

Grandson's Birthday:

Grandson's birthday and a bird house card for him. Trying for a masculine look so browns and greens and bit of burlap.  The image is a colouring book image, sentiment from Doodle Pantry and leaves from a Stampin UP  rubber stamp (coloured and hand cut out).

Challenges:
1. A gem of a Challenge:#195 For the Boys/Men
2. Crafting with Dragonflies: #82 Anything Goes
3.  Creative Ladybirds Challenge: # 27 Anything Goes
4. A Bit More Time to Craft:#45 Anything Goes
5. A Perfect Time to Craft: June 2017 #26
6.
7. Cute as a Button: Challenge#35 For the Boys

Monday, May 22, 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #189 Floral Profusion

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #189 Floral Profusion
Jackie is hosting the challenge today, and the theme is 'Floral Profusion'. We would love to see your creations covered in flowers, lots and lots of flowers.

As usual anything you enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it has lots of flowers on it.

Recipe for  my card is as follows:
Image: Local King Rubber Stamp 'Shadow Flowers'
Sentiment: Stampin' Up
Cardstock: Stampin' Up's Rich Razzelberry and whisper white
Ink: Stampin' Up's Rich Razzelberry
Punches: 'make' unknown for the four small flowers bought at Michael's
Die:Fabulous Phlox by Memory Box (large flower); Spellbinders Scalloped Circles
Other: white half pearls
Techniques: retiform for the flower background,edge sponging, and hand embossing for the rich razzelberry cardstock border.

Challenges




Monday, May 8, 2017

Outlaws Progressive Challenge - May 2017

The image this month is called 'Chicken Run' by Di's Digi.    So darn cute, just love it. He looks like a duckie to me though lol!.  I will be using it as a Birthday Card  for one of my little grand relatives.



Card Details
The image was coloured with Copics . 
I used a sponge and Stampin' Up ink  to create the sky and Prismacolor Markers  for the grass.
To complete the scene I used a portion of a fence from  Impression Obsession die titled DIE034-U.
The striped designer paper is from a Graphic 45 paper pad called 'Time to Celebrate'

Site Winner at Outlawz Progressive Challenge

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #188 Add a Sentiment


Crafty Cardmakers Challenge  #188Pam is hosting our challenge, and the theme is Add A Sentiment.   As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it as a sentiment, the more prominent the better. 

Brother's Birthday Card - It's a Man Thing
My younger brother's birthday card. He is retired and lives beside the lake where we grew up  and  while he is certainly not lazy,  he has his moments of laying back and enjoying life :O).

Card Details:
Stamp: Just Inklined 'The  Good Life' digital stamp; background stamp  - Stampin Up's 'Hardwood'for background
Sentiment: Doodle Pantry (no longer available)
Colour: Prismacolor Markers
Ink: Stampin' Up's 'gumball green', 'creamy carmel'
Die Cuts: Stampin' Up's Banners , Spellbinders rectangles 'A2 Matting Basics A  
Other: hemp cord,  embossing powder
Technique: Heat embossing for the wooden background

Won a Top 3 pick at Inspiration Destination

Challenges

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Christmas Santa

 
A card for Christmas 2017  using a Bugaboo sketch and a stamped image from Close to My Heart D1443 -Share the Magic'. The background was created with  a  Stampin Up   'Merry Medley'  stamp and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I used an embossing folder from  We R Memory Keepers titled Sequence #1  for the patterns on the thin vertical strip and the wider horizontal strip. I added  six white circles for some embellishment and to complete the sketch.

Won at Catch the Bug challenge

Challenges
1. Catch the Bug  'Stella says Sketch' challenge #509
2. A Gem of a Challenge: # 193 Embossing Wet or Dry 
3. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #332 Anything Christmas Goes
4. Scrapper's Delight #66 Anything Goes
5. Christmas at Sweet Stampin: Anything Christmas
6. The Holly and the Ivy Christmas Challenge #5

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Kenny K- May Challenge

Club Kenny K - May Challenge on Facebook using a Kenny K digital stamp called Safari Guy. An important milestone birthday coming up in my family this June and this is the card I will be giving away. I needed it to be masculine so kept it fairly simple.  The sentiments are my own, created in WORD.  The die cuts for the frames are all Spellbinders.  I coloured the image with a mixture of Copics and Prismacolor Markers.

Challenges:
1. Kenny K-Facebook- May challenge
2. Catch the Bug Challenge: Anything Goes May 6th.
3. Image That. Creative Playground May -Anything Crafty Goes
4. My Time to Craft: #345 Maculine
5. Crafting with Friends:  #42 Anything Goes
6. Creative Fingers Challenge:#129 Anything Goes
7. Jo's Scrap Shack:  FFC #187 Anything Goes 
8. Making Memories Crafting: #5 Anything Goes
9. Crafting with an Attitude: : #27 Anything Goes 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Beccy's Place - Not Beary Happy

I went to BC for a few days to visit friends and completely forgot that a great nephew wouild be  turning two while I was gone. So when I got home I hurriedly made a card and it is off to the mail box.  I chose this poor sad bear as my image  to reflect how I felt. So sorry that it will be late but he is  way too young to ever remember lol!  The image is from Beccy's Place and is called 'Not Beary Happy'. I coloured him with Copics and used paper from a Michaels paper pad called 'Bright Splash'.The cardstock is Emerald Envy  from Stampin' Up. The stars on the elongated rectangle are from a Stampin' Up's embossing folder called 'Lucky Stars' and the brown stars are punched out of a Stampin' Up punch. Lots of Stampin' Up  going on here :O). The butterfly is a Heartfelt Creations die cut from their Garden Romance set.

Challenges:

Monday, April 24, 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #187 - Pearls and/or Gems

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #187 - Pearls and/or Gems
Josephine is hosting the challenge and the theme is Pearls and/or Gems. We would like to see lots and lots of pearly pearls or blingy gems, or both.

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it has some luscious pearls or sparkling gems.

Card details
Stamp cat and meow clear stamps by?? Have lost the info on the purchase  which was many years ago.
Colour: Prismacolor Markers
Embossing folder - Stampin' Up


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Outlawz Progressive Challenge - April 2017

Outlawz Progressive Challenge. The image this month of April 2017 is Hummingbird-in-Morning Glory Flowers by  Createful Heart Digis.

Card details:
Colour Medium - Prismacolor Makers
Ink:  Stampin' Up 'Marina Mist'
Die: Spellbinders Decorative Elements - Lacy Squares
Sentiment: Inkadinkado

Card Featured on Outlawz Gallery

Challenges:
1. Outlawz April Progressive Challenge
2. Crafty Friends Challenge: #55Animals or Birds
3. My Time to Craft: #343 No Designer Papers
4. Crafty Sentiments Design" Flowers
5. Creates and Makes:#10  Anything Goes/optional Springtime.
6. Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge: Week 15 Anything Goes
7. Unicorn Challenge #20 Petal Power
8. A Bit More Time to Craft: #41 Anything Goes

Monday, April 10, 2017

Yikes Cat Card

Yikes Cat Card:   rubber stamp by Magenta, sentiment from Memory Box 'Classic Uppercase Alphabet' die set, Stampin' up cardstock ;  designer paper from stash. I used a sketch from Paper Craft Crew for the layout.



It is always fun to use a rubber stamp.   I have been in love with this one for a long time. So pleased to have finally  got around to using it.


Challenges:
1. Always Fun Challenge: #1 Anything Goes
2. Artistic Inspirations #176 Anything Goes
3. Crafting from the Heart #154 Anything goes
4. Dream Valley Challenge:#153 Our 4 legged friends
5. The Paper Nest Dolls #04 April
6. Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge: 1715 Anything Goes
7. Crafting When We Can #141 - Animals
8. Stamping Sensations: April Anything goes


Crafty Cardmakers - Birdie Told Me

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge  #186 - Things with Wings


Mary is hosting our challenge today, and the theme is Things With Wings. Anything with wings will count, birds, butterflies and other insects, fairies, airplanes, even hearts as long as they have wings!

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

Please remember our 15 total challenge rule!

I decided to make a card using this adorable digital image from 'Sugar Nellie Loves'  called ' Hey Little Birdie'. I coloured her with Prismacolor Markers, using Copics for the flesh tones. The sentiment is a freebie from 'Playing with Paper'. I die cut the bird placed in the circle sentiment from Heartfelt Creations 'Garden Romance Dies' set. The little fairy's hat was made dimensional with pop ups.

Challenges:
1. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #55 Anything Goes
2. Dare2BeArtzy-Anything Goes April Challenge- Anything Goes
3. Addicted to Stamps Challenge #145 Stamped image and Stamped sentiment
4. The Corrosive Challenge 4: Anything Goes
5. Crafty Girls Creations Challenge 35: Anything Goes
6.Imagine that! Creative Playground April
7. Cardz for Gals: #44 Fairy Nice top 3 placement

Happy Crafting!  

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Kenny K's Progressive Challenge Facebook

Kenny K's Facebook Challenge April:

I have a great nephew who is turning  twelve this year and decided to use a Kenny K  digital stamp and enter the card I made for him  in their monthly Facebook challenge. I used the image 'Cool Kid' and coloured him with  Prisma Colour and Copic markers. The Cardstock is Stampin' Up and the designer background is from a Basic Grey 'Wander Paper Pad'. I used a sketch from  'Creative  Sketchy Girls' Challenge  #10.

Won a Top 3 Placement at Creative Girl's Challenge

Happy Crafting!

Challenge:

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

FTH March -2017 Stamp of the Month Challenge

FTH Digital Stamp of the Month Challenge March,  2017, using the image   'Lucky Lil Birdie'. So darn cute, I wasn't sure what occasion I wanted to celebrate with this image so  I just picked Good Luck and inside I will  have a message wishing someone  good luck on whatever endeavour they are about to  set forth on. At least that is the plan!.
I used the sketch from  March's Challenge at the 'The Sketch File' for my layout  and coloured the image with PrismaColor markers,  The sentiment is from the Stampin' Up's  set  'So happy For You'.

Have a good day!

Challenges:
1.FTH Stamp of the Month Challenge
2.  The Sketch File; March sketch
3. Crafting Creations: #338 Anything Goes
4.  Crafty Gals Corner: #116  Anything Goes
5. Creative Moments: #114  and a Freebie
6. Inspiration Destination: #125 Anything Goes
7. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Monday, March 27, 2017

Outlawz Progressive Challenge - March 2017

Outlawz Progressive Challenge - March 2017The image this month  is from  'Beccy's Place' titled 'Spring Window'.  It comes with  both outline and  coloured images . I chose the coloured image and added additional color to some of the bricks  and the window flowers to get a bit more darker shade.  The brick background was dry embossed  and I added some punched flowers to the lower left hand corner of the image . The design was completed with a  Freebie  Clementine sentiment and a little punched out butterfly .

Won a Top 3 placement at 'International Art & Soul

Challenges:
1. Outlawz Progressive challenge - March
2. Crafting from the Heart: challenge 152
3. Come and Get it: Spring Time
4. International Art & Soul: #4 Embossing
5. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #54 Anything Goes
6. Creative Fingers Challenge:#126 Anything Goes
7. Beccy's Place: March  Challenge

Spring has Sprung

Crafty Card Makers Challenge #185 Spring into Spring
Peggy is hosting the challenge today, and the theme is Spring into Spring. With the Spring Equinox having just occurred   earlier this month we are hopefully springing back into life with new births, and buds and flowers appearing on the trees and shrubs and so we would love to see your Spring themed cards. These can include New Birth as well as flora and fauna.

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

Please remember the 15 total challenge rule!

Sounds like fun  doesn't it. I choose new birth and as April showers  are a fairly common spring event I thought this delightful image 'Natures Protectors' (no longer available) by Sassy Cheryl was just the image I wanted to use. I decided to to brighten it up with some common colours associated with the season. The sentiment is a freebie - Clementine Spring.  Quite happy with the result.

Won Top 3  at  the 'Come and Get it' Challenge

Monday, March 13, 2017

Sisters

Sisters birthday  

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #184 For a Special Woman, Girl or Mother's Day  
Sally is hosting the challenge today, and the theme is For a Special Woman/Girl or Mother's Day as it's Mothering Sunday on 26th March if you are in the UK, 

We would like to see your cards for that Special Female in your life. and it would be nice if you shared with us who your creation is for.

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it's for a Special Female.
Please remember our 15 total challenge rule!



Stamp: Digital two for Tuesday I made this card for my sister's birthday  as the image  reminded me of a picture I have from our childhood of us holding hands.  The dresses do not  align  as we are not quite that old (had to get that in haha). More from my mothers time I think.  My elder sister, what would I do without her, She has been such a rock, always there for me, helping me, holding my hand in time of troubles, celebrating my  special days etc.
 Special Indeed!.

The die cuts are from my stamping buddies treasure cove and I don't know the name or brands. The large ovals are Spellbinders for sure.

Challenges
1. Allsorts Challenge: Week 406 - Ladies and Girls
2. Crafty Calendar March Challenge  Mum's Day or Special Female
3. Crafting with Friends #38 Anything Goes
4. Creative Corner Challenge:  'Girly Fun"
5. Jo's Scrap Shack: Fun Day Friday Challenge #179 ATG
6. Simply Papercraft:  Challenge 44 Anything Goes
7.  Crafting with an Attitude: #25 Anything Goes
8. Crafty Girls Challenge #34 Anything Goes
9. Crafty Gals Corner: #113 Polka Dots and/or Stripes

Friday, March 10, 2017

Birthday for a Little Guy

A birthday card for a little grand nephew  using an adorable 'Bugaboo' stamp called 'Theodore - Birthday Sign'.  I colored the image with a combination of Copics and Prisma Colour markers, added three balloons  punched out from two borrowed 'no  brand name' punches . and  that was basically it. The background was  three layers of cardstock and a punched border.   The first layer was dry embossed with  a heart folder.

 My first March birthday card will shortly be in the mail. Yaay!

Won Top pick at Outlawz Twisted Thursday challenge!

Won a Top Three Placement aty Digital Delights by Louby Lou

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Hockey Player

Birthday card for a Great Grandson who loves hockey and especially the Calgary Flames. I tried to tie some of the  Flames colours into the card. Hope he enjoys it.

I am entering this card into the Kenny K Progressive Challenge on Facebook.  You can enter with any Kenny K image and receive the 'freebie'  they are giving away for that challenge.  I choose this fun image called 'Hockey Player' , coloured him with Copics and  Prismacolor Markers then used a sketch from the 'Cheerful Sketches Challenge' blog   for the layout.


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