Friday, June 15, 2018

Fussy and Fancy Challenge #214-"Lace, Buttons and Bow"

Good Friday morning dear blogging friends!!

I sure hope that you had a wonderful week and have lots of fun things planned for the upcoming weekend!

Today we begin a brand new challenge at Fussy and Fancy...for the next two weeks our talented hostess is Jules!!  Jules has chosen a SUPER easy theme..."Lace, buttons and Bows"...now how easy is that!!!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I made an easel card using a Go Kreate die...
DP is Maja Design...
 this little cutie is from one of the new collections from Magnolia...
not sure of her name or collection name as I got her in my last "Magnolia Stamp Club"...
 a little closer...
coloured with my copics...dusted with Chunky White Frantage...

And that is my card!  Now come on and join us at Fussy and Fancy...we always love to be inspired by your creations!

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!!!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge #142-"Spring"

Good Monday morning dear crafty friends!

If you haven't already...please take a look at the DATA PROTECTION AND PRIVACY POLICY found HERE or in the tabs in my header!

How was your weekend?

I'm rushing today so I'll get right to it!!  Today we begin a brand new challenge at Scrapbook Stamp Society...we'd LOVE for you to show us your "Spring" creations BUT you also have the option of "Anything Goes"...as always! Our fabulous sponsor is the wonderful Sherri Baldy...you can find tons of fabulous images in her shop or you can purchase through her Etsy shop!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
DP is Maja Design  from the "Enjoying the Outdoors" collection...
 this little sweetheart made me think of Spring showers...
she's called "Come Rain or Shine" Img 753 you can find her HERE...
coloured with my copics...
 I popped this lovely chipboard sprig on a bow of string and pearls...
finished off with a knot of Shabby Seam binding...
 butterfly is decorated with pearls...

And that is my "Spring" card!  Now won't you come on over and join us at Scrapbook Stamp Society!

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!!!





Sunday, May 27, 2018

Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge #159-"Summer"

Hello and happy Sunday dear blogging friends!!

I sure hope that you are all enjoying a wonderful weekend...we have a beautiful sunny hot weekend on the go here...just waiting for the kids and grandkids to come over for the first swim of the season!!

Before we go forward PLEASE take time to read the DATA PROTECTION AND PRIVACY POLICY that I have posted in my pages under my header!  Thank you to Aussie Annie for allowing me to copy/edit this for use on my blog!  As the GDPR took effect on May 25, 2018 we as bloggers are now required to advise visitors to our blog of this policy as it pertains to our personal blog.

Okay...now onto the reason I'm here today!  We begin a brand new challenge at Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia today...our theme for the next month is "Summer"...AND...we have a Guest Designer spot set aside for an up coming challenge for one lucky winner!  

We will be taking a bit of an extended summer break but will return near the end...please come back at the end of June to see our GD winner and Top 3!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
DP is Maja Design from the Vintage Summer Basics collection...
this is "Tilda With Dripping Ice Cream Cone" from the Pink Lemonade collection...
coloured with my copics...
dusted with Shabby Blue Frantage...
the sentiment is a Hero Arts stamp...
closer...
bow has been topped off with a button embossed with Shabby Pink Frantage...
flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts...
fence and bee charm are from Crafteeze...

And that is my "Summer" card!!  Now come on over and join us...we'd love to see what you come up with!

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!!!




Friday, May 18, 2018

Fussy and Fancy Challenge #212-"Favourite Florals"

Happy Friday dear Fussy and Fancy friends!!

I sure hope that you've all enjoyed a wonderful week...bring on the weekend...here in Canada we will be enjoying a long weekend...YAY!!!

Today we begin a brand new challenge...for the next two weeks we'd love to see your "Favourite Florals"...now how easy is that my friends!  Our wonderfully talented hostess is Jo...so come on over and join us at Fussy and Fancy...we can't wait to be inspired by you!

I needed a card for a friend who has just switched her aesthetics business from a store into her home...so I thought I'd use this challenge to tinker a bit and make her a "shop" warming card!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
card base is a simple 6x6...
DP is Maja Design from the Sofiero collection...
I then stamped/embossed using a Hero Arts background stamp and Rangers silver metallic embossing powder...
to three corners I added silver metallic corners...
the bow is matted on a natural fibres, topped with some cheesecloth (you know how I LOVE my cheesecloth) then the string bow, the Hero Arts sentiment stamped on pink chiffon ribbon and finished off with a Foamiran flower cut using the
 closer...
 I wanted some of the rose paper to show through so I took a match to it...that was an adventure...to distress out pieces of the embossed card stock..
the vine is a Memory Box die and finished off with another Foamiran flower and two tiny pink rosebuds...
 the inside sentiment is also Hero Arts...

And that is my card!!  Now please pay my talented teamies a visit then come on over and join us!!

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!!!


Monday, May 7, 2018

Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge #140-"Add a Charm"

Good Monday morning dear friends!!

Just realized it's been a while since I posted...it's been rather hectic here...add to that my craft room still isn't put back together...it's impossible finding supplies!!!

Onto the task at hand!

Today we begin a brand new challenge at Scrapbook Stamp Society...for me...and I'm sure you'll agree...it is a super easy theme..."Add a Charm"!!  So no excuses...get busy and come on over and join us for a chance to win Sherri Baldy images!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
DP is Maja Design from the "Vintage Baby" collection...
dies cuts made using a Joy Craft baby die...
when I first saw this darling image I imagined it on a baby card...
how darling is this little guy...you can find him HERE...
coloured with my copics...
dusted with Chunky white Frantage...
matted on cheesecloth..
to the bow I added some baby bib die cuts from the same Joy Craft die...
finished off with the "TOKEN OF LOVE" charm...
closer...
the tiny little giraffe, moon/stars and pin charms where made by stamping onto shrink material then heating to shrink...
the baby carriage dies are also from the Joy Craft die...
the top right corner...
button dies and this sweet little carriage charm...

And done!!  Now it's time for you to hop on over to Scrapbook Stamp Society...my talented teamies have some beautiful creations to show you!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge-1st May 2018 Challenge #25 "Anything Goes"
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog-Challenge #146 "Anything Goes"
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends-Challenge #81 "Anything Goes"
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog-Challenge #109 "Anything Goes"
Tuesday Throwdown-Challenge #390 "Critter Crazy"
QKR Stampede Challenge Blog-Challenge #294 "Anything Goes"
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge-15th April 2018 Challenge #4 "Anything Goes"
613 Avenue Create-Challenge #208 "Optional Twist Mainly Blue"

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


Friday, April 20, 2018

Fussy and Fancy Challenge #210-"Add a Die Cut"

Good Friday morning dear crafty friends!

And how has your week been?  For us here in Ontario we've had a wacky week of weather...more snow on the ground than we had in January, February or March!!!  We were supposed to have our pool opened last Monday...we usually open it at the beginning of April...but it's still covered in layers of ice and snow from last weekends' ridiculous storm!  UGGGGHHHHH!!!  So tired of this winter!  They say the next few days are supposed to be good weather...I can only hope!

Okay enough complaining...onto the reason I'm here today...

We begin a brand new challenge at Fussy and Fancy today...it's a super easy one chosen by our fabulously talented Gina...it's "Add a Die Cut"!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I made a simply 6x6 card...
DP is Maja Design from the "Celebration" collection...
 this is the super cute Ava from Saturated Canary...
coloured with my copics...
surrounded by Joy Craft butterfly border die...
individual butterflies are also a Joy Craft die...
 closer...
 flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts...
 the inside...
"Happy Birthday" is a Frantic Stamper die cut...

And that is my card for my very special friend Karen!!  Lunch today at our favourite Thai restaurant...can't wait!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge-1st April Challenge #4 "Anything Goes"
Classic Design Team Open Challenge-1st April Challenge #24 "Anything Goes"
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends-Challenge #80 "Anything Goes"
The Ribbon Girl-April Anything Goes Challenge
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge-15th April Challenge #4 "Anything Goes"
613 Avenue Create-Challenge #208 "Anything Goes" 

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




Monday, April 9, 2018

Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge #138-"Anything Goes"

Good Monday morning dear blogging friends!

How did you all enjoy your weekends?

Today we begin a brand new challenge at Scrapbook Stamp Society...our super easy theme is "Anything Goes"...SO...no excuses not to join us!!  Remember you can win some fabulous digis from Sherri Baldy!

I have been anxiously waiting for baseball season to start...I DO LOVE my Blue Jays!!  I got to take in the home opener again this year...Blue Jays and Yankees...nothing better!!!  Unfortunately we lost but during the opening ceremony they had a beautiful tribute to Roy "Doc" Halladay...a Blue Jay fan FAV who died in a plane crash last year!  

Oh dear...I have gone off topic!  Anyway when I saw this darling image I knew that I had to work with her!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
card base was cut using Spellbinders Grand Dahlia...
DP is Maja Design...
 I just love this one...you can find her HERE...
coloured with my copics...
surrounded by rhinestone lace...
butterflies are a Joy Crafts die...
 closer...
 I topped this large loopy pearl string bow with a smaller Shabby Chic Seam Binding/chiffon bow...
finished off with a stick pin/threaded with beads and a diamant√© heart and key charms...
 closer...
 I made these Foamiran flowers using a Rosy Owl Heart Flower die cut...
coloured with oil pastels and entered with beaded pink, yellow and white stamens... 

Oh boy that was fun working with her!!  Now it's time for you to head on over to Scrapbook Stamp Society...my talented team mates have some beautiful inspiration for you...then come on over and join us!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Le Blog de Defis "The Besties"-Challenge #74 "Anything Goes"
My Besties International Challenge Blog-April Challenge "Anything Goes/Option Spring"
Classic Design Team Open Challenge-1st April Challenge #24 "Anything Goes"
Crafty Gals Corner-Challenge #162 "Anything Goes"
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends-Challenge #79 "Anything Goes"
Love To Craft Challenge Blog-April Challenge #21 "Anything Goes"
World Wide Open Design Team Open Challenge-15th March Challenge #3-"Anything Goes"

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