Sunday, October 29, 2017

Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia Midway Reminder Challenge #151-"Use Trim"

Happy Sunday dear friends!

And how is everyone enjoying their weekend?

Well...it's getting pretty cold here...I really hate to think that winter is truly just around the corner...UGH!!  Seems like the perfect time to hunker down in the craft room...just the way to cure the "almost winter" blues...lol!

Okay...onto to today's post...today marks the midway of our current challenge at Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia where our theme is "Use Trim"...now how easy is that I ask...just get out your lace or ribbon or pearl strands...the sky's the limit!!  We are kindly sponsored this challenge by the Rubber Buggy!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I just received the Graphic 45 "Book Boxes" that I ordered so I was pretty excited to jump right in and try them out!!...
I "pounced" on Gesso to make a nice white snow like affect...
DP is Maja Design from the "A Gift For You" collection...
next I added some gathered lace that I decorated with tiny silver flowers and a white pearl strand...
 this darling image is "Poinsettia Tilda" from the Aspen Holiday 2016 collection...
coloured with my copics...
dusted with Chunky White Frantage...
matted on cheesecloth...
inside is a perfect place to store memories/treasures...
DP is also from Maja Design "A Gift For You"...
 I added an envelope that is the perfect size for a gift card...
 the bow is doubled layered using two chiffon ribbons...
I added this beautiful diamant√© safety pin with a diamant√© snowflake attached...
then finished off with some "Merry Christmas" ribbon and a gray pearl...

And that is my first "Book Box" completed!!  SO many ideas running through my head for the other 3 that I have...BUT for you...it's time to check out the beautiful creations that my talented team mates have to show you...then come on over and join us at Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Magnolia-licious-Challenge #14 "Anything Goes"
Crafty Gals Corner-Challenge #146 "Anything Goes"
Crafting With Friends-Challenge #53 "Anything Goes"
Creative Fingers-Challenge #139 "Anything Goes"
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog-Challenge #68 "Anything Goes"
Love To Craft Challenge Blog-Challenge #15"Anything Goes"
Sweet Stampin' Christmas-October Challenge "Anything Goes Christmas"
World Wide Design Team Open Challenge-15th October 2017 Challenge #27 "Anything Goes"

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



Friday, October 27, 2017

Fussy and Fancy Challenge #199-"So Spooky"

Good Friday morning dear blogging friends!

Well it's Friday once again...and time for a brand new Fussy and Fancy challenge!!  Today we begin our "So Spooky" challenge...hosted by our wonderful Sasha!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
my card base was made using a Go Kreate die...
DP is from my stash...
this sweet little image is a Whimsy Stamp called "Batty Boo"...
coloured with my copics...
matted on cheesecloth that I distressed with Memento "Tuxedo Black"...
the pumpkin was made with scalloped circled that I punched out...folded and attached together...
"Happy Halloween" and black sparkle ribbon are from my stash...


And that is my "So Spooky" card...I know that my Fussy and Fancy Sisters have some fabulous creations to show you so please pay them a visit then come on and join us!!


Challenges I wish to enter:
Crafting With Friends-Challenge #53 "Anything Goes"
Creative Fingers-Challenge #139 "Anything Goes"
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends-Challenge #68 "Anything Goes"
Love to Craft Challenge Blog-Challenge #15 "October Anything Goes"
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog-Challenge #102 "Frightfully Fun"
Magnolia-licious-Challenge #14 "Option Halloween"
My Time To Craft Challenge Blog-Challenge #357 "Halloween or Cats"
QKR Stampede Challenge Blog-Challenge #267 "Halloween or Anything Goes"
Tuesday's Throwdown-Challenge #366 "Spooktacular"
Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog-Challenge #282 "Autumn/Halloween"
World Wide Design Team Open Challenge-Challenge #27 October 15th 2017 "Anything Goes"

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

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Midweek Magnolias Challenge #176-"Autumn...Colours/Images/Halloween etc."

Good Wednesday morning crafty friends!

Wow half way through the week already...SO...Maggie fans you know what that means...YES...it's time for Midweek Magnolias!!  Today we begin a brand new challenge...our super easy theme is "Autumn...Colours/Images/Halloween etc."!  Our sponsor is as always Magnolia Sweden!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
my card base was made using Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Circles...
DP is Bo Bunny from the "Apple Cider" collection...
this sweet fall image if "Tilda in Fall Leaves" from the CF10 collection...
coloured with my copics...
closer view...
burlap ribbon is from my stash...
decorated with some chiffon ribbon...
"Celebrate Everyday" is Hero Arts stamped onto chiffon ribbon using Stazon...

And that is my "Autumn" creation!!  Time for you to go on over and check out the beautiful creations that my talented team mates have to show you...then come on and join us!!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
All About Magnolia-Challenge #27 "All About Fall/Halloween"
Magnolia-licious-Challenge #14 "Anything Goes"
Magnolia Forever-Challenge #58 "Fall/Halloween"
Paradise of Magnolia-Challenge #58 "Fall/Halloween"
Crafting With Friends-Challenge #53 "Anything Goes"
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog-Challenge #68 "Anything Goes"
Noor Design-October Challenge "Fall Colours"
Stamping Sensations-October Challenge "Autumn Glory"

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





Monday, October 23, 2017

Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge #127-"Halloween"

Good Monday morning dear blogging friends!

I hope that you were all able to enjoy a most wonderful weekend!!

Today we begin another brand new challenge at Scrapbook Stamp Society...our theme for this challenge is "Halloween"...as always you have the option of "Anything Goes"!!  I've been itching to colour up a darling Sherri Baldy "Halloween" image...so many to choose from!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I made an easel card with a fan design that I loved working with before...
I adhered some black lace onto purple card stock using a sheet of Score Pal tape then added a punched scallop border the I decorated with rhinestones...
this darling image Scan 006 called "Halloween Spa" can be found HERE...
coloured with my copics...
I added an owl and a lantern charm along the cheesecloth border...
closer view...
I added Glossy Accents to all the eyes, the lips, flames and some of the bubbles...the rest of the bubbles I used White Liquid Pearls...
I used some sparkly black ribbon from my stash and some orange "happy halloween" ribbon...
topped this off with a spider and web charm...the charm was bronze so I painted the web metallic silver and the spider black...

And that is my Halloween card!  Please pay my talented team mates a visit over at Scrapbook Stamp Society...then come on over and join us for your chance to win some fabulous Sherri Baldy digis!  

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Colour It! Create It! Show It Off!-October Challenge "Halloween"
My Besties International Challenge Blog-October Challenge "Anything Goes"
My Besties Spanish Challenge Blog-Challenge #40 "Anything Goes"
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog-October 1st 2017 Challenge #17 "Anything Goes"
Crafty Gal's Corner-Challenge #145 "Halloween Colours"
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog-Challenge #68 "Anything Goes"
My Time to Craft Challenge Blog-Challenge #357 "Halloween"
Wednesday's Creative Inspiration Challenge Blog-Challenge #282 "Autumn/Halloween"
QKR Stampede Challenge Blog-Challenge #266 "Anything Goes"
613 Avenue Create-Challenge #202 "Anything Goes"

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


Monday, October 16, 2017

Guest Designer at My Besties Dutch Challenge Blog

Hello and happy Monday dear blogging friends!

I'm so excited to be a Guest Designer for My Besties Dutch Challenge Blog!!  The theme for this challenge is "Get Well Soon"!!  I always have so much FUN playing with these sweet Sherri Baldy images!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
my card base was made using a Go Kreate die...
DP is Maja Design from the Sofiero collection...
butterfly die is from the Magnolia Vintage Box #1...
this darling image is called "Tea Time Bestie" and is from the Fancy Pants collection...
you can find her HERE...
coloured with my copics...
closer view...
"get well soon" is a Rubbernecker Stamp damped and embossed on vellum...
these fun little charms were bought on a trip to the States...I think they're from Hobby Lobby...
 flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts...
stamens are from Noor Design...

And the is my Guest Designer card for My Besties Dutch Challenge...thank you so much Ladies for having me!!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Les Blog de defis "The Besties"-Challenge #68 "Anything Goes"
My Besties International Challenge Blog-October Challenge "Anything Goes"
My Besties Spanish Challenge Blog-Challenge #40 "Anything Goes"
Craft Dee-Bowz Challenge Blog-October Challenge "Anything Goes With a Handmade Bow"
Crafting With Friends-Challenge #52 "Anything Goes"
Creative Fingers-Challenge #138 "Anything Goes"
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge-15th October 2017 Challenge #27 "Anything Goes"
613 Avenue Create-Challenge #202 "Anything Goes"

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

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Midweek Magnolias Challenge #175-"Anything Goes"

Good Wednesday morning dear blogging friends!

Half way through the week already so you know what the means...YES...it's time for another new challenge at Midweek Magnolias!  Our SUPER easy challenge for the next two weeks will be "Anything Goes"...so get out those Magnolia images or die cuts and come on over to play along with us!!  Our sponsor is as always Magnolia Sweden!

I'm trying my best to try to build a bit of a stash of Christmas cards before I'm tearing my hair out to get them done...lol!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I wanted to make a card that looked like a Christmas ornament so I drew my own...although the design kinda got lost when I added the lace around the outside...
I cut out a "top" for the ornament and punched the edge with a Martha Stewart snowflake boarder punch...
then added a jump ring for the hanger...
the red card stock was embossed using a Spellbinders Christmas embossing folder...
DP is Maja Design from the "A Gift For You" collection...
 the top...
this little darling is "Tilda Wearing Holiday Sweater" from the Aspen Holiday 2016 collection...
coloured with my copics...
dusted with Chunky White Frantage...
closer...

 "Merry Christmas" is a Quick Kutz stamp...
crystal stick pin is from The Ribbon Girl...
I added red beads and a crystal dangle earring from my stash...
 "snowflakes" were made using a Crealies floral die...

Another Christmas card to add to my stash!!  Now won't you please pay a visit to my talented team mates over at Midweek Magnolias then come on and join us for your chance to win a Magnolia Sweden prize and become one of our Top 3!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge-1st October Challenge #10 "Anything Goes"
Crafting With Friends-Challenge #52 "Anything Goes"
Creative Fingers-Challenge #138 "Anything Goes"
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge-Challenge #67 "Anything Goes"
Love To Craft Challenge Blog-October Challenge #15 "Anything Goes"
The Ribbon Girl-October Card Challenge 
QKR Challenge-Challenge #264 "Anything Goes"

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



Monday, October 9, 2017

Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge #126-"Autumn"

Hello dear blogging friends!!

I sure hope that everyone had a most wonderful weekend!!

To all my Canadian friends...Happy Thanksgiving!!!  Enjoy your family and friends!!

Today we begin a brand new challenge at Scrapbook Stamp Society...our most wonderful and talented sponsor is as always Sherri Baldy!!  I've had this sweet little image sitting for a while and decided this was the perfect time to colour her up!! You can find her HERE!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I decided to make a lollipop card...I LOVE making these...only thing it's hard to photograph because of the size...lol!!...so I added a FEW to try to get angles etc...
DP is Bo Bunny from the "Apple Cider" collection...
I added ruffled chiffon around the outer edges...
another view...
the image...
using Scan 0081...
coloured with my copics...
matted on some cheesecloth distress with Memento Rich Cocoa and Rangers Bundled Sage then ripped to look like tendrils...
closer view...
I topped the wired satin bow with leaves and acorns cut using a Spellbinders die...
then added a bottle with acorn inside...
 the bottom bow was made using some wired crocheted ribbon from my stash...
I added some leaf tendrils made using a Memory Box die...then added tiny flowers and pearls...
topped with this pretty yellow flower...I thought it looked like a sunflower...
and finished off with acorn and leaves charms...
 close up of the charm...

And that is my "Autumn" card!!  Now won't you please pay us a visit over a Scrapbook Stamp Society...we always love when you inspire us!!  

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Le Blog de defis "The Besties"-Challenge #68 "Anything Goes"
My Besties Spanish Challenge Blog-Challenge #40 "Anything Goes"
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog-1st October 2017 Challenge #10 "Anything Goes"
Classic Design Team Open Challenge-!st October Challenge #17 "Anything Goes"
Craft-Dee Bowz-October Challenge "Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow"
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge-Challenge #67 "Anything Goes"
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge-Challenge #26 15th September 2017 "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 1, 2017

Marvelous Magnolia-October Challenge #126-"Anything Goes"

Welcome back!!

Back with my fourth and final post for today...PHEWWW!!!

For my Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia post please go HERE!

For my Guest Designer at My Besties Aussie Challenge Blog please go HERE!  

For my Guest Designer at My Besties Germany Challenge Blog please go HERE!

I'm here this time with my post for our brand new challenge at Marvelous Magnolia...our SUPER easy challenge is "Anything Goes"...so come on over and join us...we always LOVE to see what you have to inspire us with!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a close view/slideshow...
DP is Maja Design from the
card base was made using Spellbinders Grand Circles...
 and here is "Cozy Tilda" from the Waiting for Christmas 2014 collection...
coloured with my copics...
dusted with Chunky White Frantage...
her pom-pom was made using Liquid Applique...
 closer...
 the bow was made from some sparkly fibre ribbon from my stash...
topped with a double star diamante charm...
finished off with some "Merry Christmas"ribbon from my stash...
 helo berries and red berry clusters are from Wild Orchid Crafts...

Another Christmas card done...YAY!!!  Now I know that my talented team mates at Mavelous Magnolia have some gorgeous creations to show you so hop on over and pay them a visit!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Paradise of Magnolia-Challenge #57 "Holiday"
Sweet Stampin' Christmas Challenge-September-"Anything Christmas"

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


Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge #150-"Anything Goes"

Happy Sunday dear crafty friends!

WOW October 1st already...where has this year gone??!!  I sure hope that everyone has enjoyed their weekend!!

It's been a busy week for me...both on the work/home front and crafting side...this is my third of FOUR posts for the day!!

For my Guest Designer at My Besties Germany Challenge Blog please go HERE!

For my Guest Designer at My Besties Aussie Challenge Blog please go HERE!

We are at the mid way point of our current challenge at Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia...everyone's favourite "Anything Goes"...if you haven't joined us already...let's get busy!!  Our sponsor for this challenge is Wild Orchid Crafts!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
my card base was made using Go Kreate #360028...
DP is Maja Design from the "Denim & Friends" collection...
 this little darling and her sweet friend are from the "I Believe in Unicorns" collection from this year...
the sentiment is also from this collection...
coloured with my copics...
 closer...
 the sentiment banner is a Spellbinders die cut...
butterflies are Joy Craft...
flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts...
 and some more Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and leaves...

And that is my card!!  Time for you to check out the gorgeous creations that my talented team mates have to show you over at Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Crafting With Friends-Challenge #51 "Anything Goes"
Creative Fingers-Challenge #137 "Anything Goes"
Love To Craft Challenge Blog-Challenge #15 October  "Anything Goes"

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