Friday, November 30, 2018

Fussy and Fancy Challenge #226-"Winter/Christmas"

Good Friday morning fellow crafters!!

And how has everyone's week been so far...looking forward to a nice weekend?!

Today we begin a brand new challenge at Fussy and Fancy...our "Winter/Christmas" theme was chosen by our fabulous Gina!!  The perfect theme for getting a Christmas card done or winter birthday...sending a winter thought...or a gift bag for a friend!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
kraft bag and crocheted red wired ribbon is from Michaels...
DP is Maja Design "Joyous Winterdays"...
the pine cones and berries are from my stash...
"Merry Christmas" is stamped on a tag punched from DP...
the poinsettias were made using a Spellbinders poinsettia die and Foamiran...
the pine cone charms are from The Ribbon Girl I think...
I've really missed colouring up My Besties so I grabbed this little beauty from one of Sherri's newer releases...you can find her HERE...
image is coloured with my copics...
dusted with Chunky White Frantage....
hearts, eyes, lips and buttons are accented with Glossy Accents...
I sprinkled Glamour Dust on the fur trim...
the bow was made using some red crocheted wire ribbon from Michaels...
pine cones and berries are from my stash...

And there you have my first Christmas bag for this year!  Now come on over and join us at Fussy and Fancy...we DO LOVE to be inspired by you!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Le Blog de defis "The Besties"-Challenge #79 "Anything Goes"
Crafting With Friends-Challenge #76 "Anything Goes"
Creative Fingers-Challenge #154 "Anything Goes"
Sweet Stampin' Christmas-November Challenge "Anything Christmas"
Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog-November 23rd Challenge "Christmas or Winter Characters-People Only"
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge-#11 15th November "Anything Goes"
613 Avenue Create-Challenge #215 "Optional Twist Christmas/Winter"

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Ally's Angels Challenge #16-"Winter"

Hello dear crafty friends!!

Wow we're more than half way through November...YIKES!!...how are your Christmas preparations going?

I'm here today with a brand new challenge at Ally's Angels...and it sure is appropriate for us here...we had some light snow in October and our first major snow storm on Friday!!  Okay enough of the babbling...our theme for the next two weeks...if you haven't already figured it out...is "Winter"!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I made an easel card using Go Kreate die #360028 as the base...
DP is Maja Design from the Joyous Winterdays collection...
one of my favourite winter Tildas..."It's Cold Outside Tilda" from the Waiting For Christmas 2014 collection...
coloured with my copics...
dusted with Chunky White Frantage...
I applied Liquid White Pearl on the bigger snow dots, accented the swirls and coat/mitt fur with a glitter pen (not visible in pics), applied Glossy Accents to buttons a poinsettia berries...
mounted on cheesecloth...
bow is topped with a diamanté snowflake...
"warm hugs" stamped with Stazon onto chiffon ribbon is by Stampingbella...
"cold Winter days" printed on my computer...
glass beads and berries are mounted on cheesecloth...

And that is my "Winter" card!!  Come on over and join us at Ally's Angels...we'd love to see your creations!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Magnolia-licious-November 6 Challenge "Use Sparkles, Glitter or Bling"
Magnolia Forever-Challenge #71 "Anything Goes"
Paradise of Magnolia-Challenge #70 "Winter"
Craft-Dee Bowz-November Challenge "Anything Goes w/Handmade Bow"
Creative Fingers-Challenge #154 "Anything Goes"
Love To Craft Challenge Blog-Chalelnge #28 "November Anything Goes"
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog-Challenge #115 "Anything Goes"
QKR Stampede Challenge-Challenge #322 "Anything Goes"
613 Avenue Create-Challenge #215 "Option Winter"

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!


Friday, November 2, 2018

Fussy and Fancy Challenge #224-"Give Thanks"

Good Friday morning dear crafty friends!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful week and are looking forward to some fun this weekend!!  

We begin a brand new challenge at Fussy and Fancy today...our hostess for the next two weeks is Darlene who has chosen "Give Thanks" are her theme!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I made a simple 6x6 card...
I've been digging through some of the supplies that I'm able to get to...boy the stamps I've found that have never been inked up 😞...
well I went with a stamp from the Wellington Bear collection...
he is just so darn cute I can't believe that I've never gotten around to using them!!..
anyway here he is...
coloured with my copics...
dusted with Antique Taupe Frantage...
mounted on some natural fibres...
 the bow is made from some wired ribbon in my stash...
decorated with a dragonfly charm strung through a bead with embroidery floss...
 "thank you" is a Frantic Stamper die cut...

I sure enjoyed colouring up that sweet little guy...must get around to some of the others!!  Now come on over and join us at Fussy and Fancy...we always love being inspired by you!!!

All materials are listed above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
A Perfect Time To Craft-November Challenge #11 "Anything Goes"
Classic Design Team Open Challenge-#11 November Challenge "Anything Goes"
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog-Challenge #436 "Anything Goes/Optional Twist/Add a Sentiment-mine is "thank you"
Craft-Dee Bowz-November Challenge 
Creative Fingers-Challenge #154 "Anything Goes"
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends-Challenge #92 "Anything Goes"
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog-Challenge #115 "Anything Goes"
613 Avenue Create-Challenge #214 "Anything Goes"

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

My First Post as one of "Ally's Angels"!!!

Hello there dear crafty friends!!

I'm SO very excited to be a member of "Ally's Angels"!!!  I'm here with my first post...we begin a brand new challenge...our theme for the next two weeks is "Use a Tag"...super easy right!!  I thought that this would be the perfect chance for me to start on making the home made tags for the family Christmas gifts!

I've used a lot of supplies that have been lying on my colouring desk as my craft room is STILL in shambles...not gonnna wait for hubby any longer...he's away for a few days so tomorrow I'm going to grab the paint and do it myself...then I'll have to spend another few days putting things back so I can FIND them again!!!!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
using a manilla tag as a base I made the first of my Grandkiddie's tags...
 being the oldest...by three minutes...she's a twin...I decided to start with Miss Calla's tag...
and as she is our girly-girl I went with my all time favourite "Devine Tilda"...cause she's such a sweet girly-girl herself...from the Waiting for Christmas 2015 collection...
coloured with my copics...and OOOPPPS I have some bleeding in the hair...YIKES!!...
dusted with Chunky White Frantage...
framed with ruffled ribbon...
 the ribbon...
"Holiday Wishes" is from Stampingbella...stamped with Stazon onto the chiffon ribbon...
 the poinsettia was made using Foamiran...
can't remember what die cut I used to cut it...
"snowflakes" were made using a Crealies die...

And that is my first tag and first creation as an "Angel"!!!  Won't you please come on over and join us...Ally has a fabulous prize for one lucky winner!!

All materials are listed above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Paradise of Magnolia-Challenge #69 "Anything Goes"
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends-Challenge #92 "Anything Goes"
QKR Stampede Challenge Blog-Challenge #319 "Anything Goes"
Sweet Stampin' Christmas Challenge-October Challenge "Anything Goes Christmas"
Winter Wonderland-October 26th "Colour It"
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge-15th October Challenge #11 "Anything Goes"

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia-"Anything Goes"

Happy Sunday dear crafty friends!

I sure do hope that you're all enjoying a most wonderful weekend! 

Today we begin another new challenge at Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia...SADLY it is our last at LHOSM!!  I've had the honour of being on this team for almost three years now and have to say that it's been a joy to work with both Gina and Jay...who not only run a fabulously organized blog but are both extremely talented...AND...I mustn't forget to mention the lovely and talented ladies that I've called team mates!!  Thank you ALL for the inspiration and laughs we've shared!    BUT there is good news...we do have a wonderful sponsor...Crafteeze has offered up a prize for one lucky winner so come on over and join us for your chance to win...our theme is "Anything Goes"...super easy so no excuses!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
DP is Maja Design from the "Joyous Winterdays" collection...
I made a simple 6x6 card...
the big bow was made using some of the yummy wired/crocheted ribbon that I got from Michaels earlier this year...I'm running out and they don't always have it...YIKES!!...
  this little guy has always been one of my favs...masked with the Christmas tree...both are  from the
"Winter Wonderland" 2013 collection...
closer... 
 the poinsettia and chipboard tree are from my stash and I believe that I got them from Crafteeze...

And that is my first Christmas card for the season!  Now come on over and join us for our final challenge at Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia...we always love to see what you have to inspire us!!

All materials are listed above.

Challenges I wish t enter:
Paradise of Magnolia-Challenge #69 "Anything Goes"
A Perfect Time to Craft Challenge Blog-October Challenge #10 "Anything Goes"
Classic Design Team Open Challenge-October Challenge #10 "Anything Goes"
Craft-Dee BowZ-October Challenge "Anything Goes and add a Homemade Bow"
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog-Challenge #153 "Anything Goes"
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends-Challenge #91 "Anything Goes"
Love To Craft Challenge Blog-Challenge #27 October "Anything Goes"
Tuesday Throwdown-Challenge #413 "Anything Goes"
Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog-"Arctic or Antarctic Animals"
613 Avenue Create-Challenge #214 "Anything Goes"

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!




Friday, October 5, 2018

Fussy and Fancy Challenge #222-"Fall Bingo Board"

Happy Friday dear friends!

And for all my Canadian friends...Happy Thanksgiving!!!  Wishing you and yours a most wonderful weekend...with lots of FUN, Food and Family!!!!

So we begin a brand new challenge here at Fussy and Fancy today...I chose the theme "Fall Bingo Board"...NOW...when I chose this theme I had a totally "FALL" themed card in mind...BUT...WELL...you know what they say about best laid plans!  I needed a birthday card for my DIL Natalie and well the fall thing was just not working for me...add to that the continuing disaster in my craft room...NO it's still not put back together 😩!! BUT I did complete two lines on the "Bingo Board" that I created!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
lines...
Pearls/Acorns/Colour Rust/Distressed/Frantage
Bow/Cheesecloth/Colour Red/String/Kraft Cardstock...
the papers and image are from a collection called Wellington Bear...
love this super sweet image...
"Happy Birthday" is a Frantic Stamper die cut...
little acorn charm is also from my stash...
I used another die cut image from the page for the inside...
mounted on Kraft cardstock...

And that is Nat's birthday card!!  

All materials are listed above.

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!


Friday, September 7, 2018

Fussy and Fancy Challenge #220-"Different Shaped or Folded Cards"


Good Friday morning dear blogging friends!!

Wow...can you believe that the first week of September has almost come to a close?!

Being Friday...it's time for another challenge at Fussy and Fancy...today begins our "Different Shaped or Folded Cards" challenge hosted by our wonderful Annie!!

I needed a birthday card for one of my DILs...Sarah is turning 40 on Monday...YIKES...can't believe my children and their significant others are that old...lol!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I made a gate fold card using Go Kreate #380010...
DP is Maja Design...
 the Shabby Seam Binding bow was mounted on string bow then topped with leaves/tiny rose buds and pearl string...
 "Happy Birthday" is a Frantic Stamper die cut...
 the leaves and butterfly were made using a Stampendous stamp and die cut set...
leaves were embossed with Shabby Green Frantage...
butterfly was embossed with Shabby Pink Frantage...

And that is Sarah's birthday card!  Now it's over to you...come on and join us at Fussy and Fancy...time to get back into the crafty groove!!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!