Monday, June 10, 2019

Ally's Angels Challenge #23-"Anything Goes"

Hello dear crafty friends!

It's been a while once again!!  Sad to say that my craft room is feeling very neglected and I myself would REALLY like to get back down there and feel some inspiration...which sadly has been alluding me of late 😟!!!!

Anyway I'm here today with our monthly challenge at Ally's Angels...which as always is "Anything Goes"!  Ally is once again offering up a fabulous prize to one lucky winner...so come on over and join us!

Here is the card I made for a bridal shower that I attended recently...
I made a simple 6x6 card using white and silver card stocks... 
for the image I used this Heartfelt Creations heart/floral stamp...
stamped and embossed using silver embossing powder then accented the rest of the white card stock with Vintage Wine Frantage...
I made some Foamiran flowers that I chalked up with Memento Plum ink...
then added some accenting sprays...
"find joy everyday" is one of my "go to" saying from a Hero Arts set...
I also stamped it on the chiffon ribbon that's attached to the florals but it's hard to pick out in this photo...
 the image...
 Hero Arts sentiment...
inside is the sentiment that goes along with the Heartfelt Creations image stamp...

And that's that!!  I'm hoping that it's not another month before I post again...LOL!!  

Until then take care all and thanks for stopping by!!




Friday, May 10, 2019

Ally's Angels-Challenge #22 "Anything Goes"

Hello there!!

It's been SO LONG since I've posted...

Lots going on here...we've had lots of issues in our basement to begin this year...AND OF COURSE that's where my craft room is!!  Just when we were getting things in shape we had our first thaw outside...and the first flood...then came another big snow fall...another melt...well you get the picture!!  I've moved things around in the basement and my craft room SO many times that what I had sorted I had to sort again and so on!!!

I finally got a card done for a friends new granddaughter...didn't get to colour as my desk is still stacked with supplies to sort...AND my photo booth hasn't been set back up to photos are a bit lacking 😒

Anyway here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slide show...
I made a lolly-pop card using Maja Design "Vintage Baby"...
 I coloured up this cute little baby chipboard image...
added a pink soother charm and silver one as well along with a carriage and giraffe to match up with images from the paper...
 I took an acrylic frame, added Shabby Pink Frantage and this darling baby girl image from the paper pack...
cheesecloth to soften...
some cheesecloth and chiffon ribbons...

And that is my first card in a couple of months!!

All materials are listed above.

Thanks so much for stopping by...hope to see you again soon!


Sunday, February 10, 2019

Ally's Angels Challenge #19-"Anything Goes"

Hello my crafty friends!!

How have you all been?  It's been a month since I last posted...AND...a busy month it was!! Our new grandson...our darling Noah was born on January 15th!  I've been back and forth between houses since...then my husband had surgery...so the craft room has been abandoned for a bit!!  In all this hubby and I have been sorting/cleaning/painting and freshening up the house which includes my craft room...it's almost there...I've been purging...so hard to sort and purge some of the lovely supplies that I've been collecting all these years but when you really can't find something in all that "stuff" I think it's time...LOL!!!

Okay...so onto the reason I'm here today!!  

Yes it's time for the monthly Ally's Angels post!  So come on and join us for February's "Anything Goes" challenge...Ally has another fabulous prize waiting for one of you talented crafters!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
this is one of the bags that I made to put little Christmas gifts in for special friends...
the tag attached to the back...
sentiment is a High Hopes stamp...
darling little "Frozen Tilda" from the Christmas Party 2017 collection...
coloured with my copics...
dusted with Chunky White Frantage...
corner arrangement...
yummy lace topped under string/chiffon bow topped with a pearl diamanté circle...

Now it's your turn...come and join us at Ally's Angels...we can't wait to see what you have to inspire us with!!

Challenges I wish to enter:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge-February 2019 Challenge #2 "Anything Goes"
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge-January 15th 2019 Challenge #1 "Anything Goes"
Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog-February 1st 2019 Challenge "Anything Goes Christmas"

Thanks for visiting...signing off for now...



Thursday, January 10, 2019

Ally's Angels Challenge #18-"Anything Goes"

Hi there dear crafty friends!!

I sure hope that everyone enjoyed a most wonderful holiday season!!

It's time to get crafty again!  We begin a brand new challenge at Ally's Angels!  Our theme is "Anything Goes"!!  

I had to make my Grandson Max a birthday card...our little man turned four in December and in just five days he is going to be a big brother!!  He told me..."Now he can be a big brother just like Quinn"...that's his big brother!!  I told him now he can be both a little brother AND a big brother...just like his Daddy who is my middle son!

Here is what I came up with...
I just love these Wellington Bear stamps...perfect for a male card...
which are my nemesis LOL!!...
the papers and stamp are both from the collection...
coloured with my copics...
the inside...
the sentiment is a masked collection of stamps from Hero Arts...

And that is Mr. Max's card!!  Now come on over and join us at Ally's Angels...Ally has some yummy supplies as a prize!

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, December 14, 2018

Fussy and Fancy Challenge #227-"Christmas/Happy New Year"

Good morning dear crafty friends!

Well today is a bittersweet post for me...sniffle 😢...it's our last challenge post for Fussy and Fancy...sniffle...sniffle😢!!!  Fussy and Fancy was my first design team position...I was so excited...and nervous!!...when Sheryl emailed me to ask if I would like to be on her Fussy and Fancy team...thank you Sheryl for giving me the opportunity and showing me the encouragement that I needed to get my "feet wet" on the DT scene!!  My first official post as a "Fussy and Fancy Girl" was on November 1, 2013...where does five years go??!!  

It has been my honour and pleasure to work along side some very talented ladies over these five years...Annie, Jo and Norma you were all so very welcoming and encouraging when this very "green girl" first started...others have come and gone through the years and I thank them for the inspiration and the chance to get to know some great people...I have to shout out here to Judy who I've shared a great on-line friendship with...oh and I've been the lucky recipient of some BEAUTIFUL "Inky Pinky Delights" cards through the years...thank you my friend!!...to my fellow remaining FF teamies...Andrea, Darlene, Gina, Julie, Jules, Pat and Tone...thanks for making my job as assistant co-ordinator so very easy and for sharing your talent with me/us...last but certainly not least...thank you to Nikki for taking on the main role when Sheryl was unable and for keeping us going till now...and let's not forget your talent!!!

Okay well...let's get to our challenge!!  We really would LOVE for all our lovely followers and friends to join us in closing Fussy and Fancy out with a bang...the final winners post will be on January 11, 2019!!

Oh and our theme is "Christmas/New Year"!  I made this card for a very special friend...I wanted to go white on white and do a pop-up card...SO LOVE making these!!...well I added some silver to take away some of the "blah" and then when I went to photograph it no matter how I positioned the lights/card I got glare..😖😖!!!

Anyway here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I put some white card stock through a Spellbinders Christmas embossing folder to make my "DP" then mounted it on silver foil paper...hence the glare!!...
this little darling is "Divine Angel Tilda" from the Christmas Party 2017 collection...
coloured with my copics...
dusted with Chunky White Frantage...
I wanted to make her wings a little more noticeable so I stamped two extra sets with silver embossing powder then cut them out and tucked some white feathers in between the layers...
her dress is accented with White Liquid Pearls...
"greetings of the season" is from Stampingbella stamped with Stazon onto white chiffon ribbon...
my Foamiran poinsettia...
the inside pop-up...
"wishing you" is from a Frantic Stamper word die...
ornament die from my stash...sorry I lost the package so can't tell you the manufacturer...
"Merry Christmas" is a Hero Arts stamp...

And that is my final card as a Fussy and Fancy Girl!!  We'd really love for you to join us for our final challenge!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Magnolia Forever-Challenge #72-"Optional Theme Christmas/Winter"
Paradise of Magnolia-Challenge #71 "Christmas"
A Perfect Time to Craft-December Challenge #12-"Anything Goes"
Crafty Catz-Challenge #442-"Anything Goes/Optional Twist Just Do What You Like Best"
Crafty Gals Corner-Challenge #180 "Anything Goes Christmas"
Crafty Dee Bowz-December Challenge
Classic Design Team Open Challenge-December #12-"Anything Goes"
QKR Stampede Challenge- Challenge #326 "Anything Goes"
Winter Wonderland-December 7th Challenge-"Anything Christmas Goes"
613 Avenue Create-Challenge #216 "Anything Goes"

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

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!!!