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!!!

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Lovely hAnlgar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge #160-Dies and Punches

Hello my friends!!

It's been WAY TOO LONG!!!! 

I hope that you've all enjoyed your summer...or for some of you...your winter?!...we've had such a hot and humid summer that it's hard for me to believe that some parts of the globe are actually experiencing winter...LOL!!! 

Today I'm here to welcome you back to Lovely hAnlgar or Sweet Magnolia...we've had our summer break and now it's time to get crafty again!!  Our challenge for the next month is "Dies and Punches"...super easy right?!  Our SUPER team co-leader Jay has put together a surprise package for one lucky winner!

Well I must confess that I'm feeling VERY rusty!!! It's been busy here with the house and the yard work...not to mention work itself and spending time with the Grand-kiddies...OH...some news...we have another on the way...that will make five fabulous darlings!!!

Okay I must get on to the task at hand...

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 die #360020
DP is Maja Design from the "Enjoying the Outdoors" collection...
my image was cut out using a Marvy circle punch which I then matted on a circle that I made using strips of paper punched out with a scalloped border punch scored/folded accordion style...sorry no brand name on the punch...
"Happy Birthday" is a Frantic Stamper die cut...
the butterflies were made using a Joy Craft die...
 this little darling is "Puppy Love Tilda" from the Winter Wonderland 2013 collection...
coloured with my copics...
dusted with Shabby White Frantage...
I added a tiny butterfly punched from a mini Marvy butterfly punch to the gift tag...
 the Happy Birthday was added atop a stick pin decorated with white chiffon ribbon/beads/butterfly charm...
 the Joy Craft butterflies...

And there you have my first card in over two months...the craft room is still in shambles...the outdoor work has taken precedence the last few months!!

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 18, 2018

Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge #143-"Polka Dots"

OOOOPPPSSS!!!

So very late with this post...I thought that I had it scheduled and just realized it wasn't!!

Okay well today we began a brand new challenge at Scrapbook Stamp Society...the "optional" theme for the next two weeks is "Polka Dots"!!  Super easy right??!!  As always our wonderful sponsor is the talented Sherri Baldy!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I made a simple easel card...
DP is from my stash and sorry can't remember who it's by...
the butterfly border is from Memory Box...
the bottom flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts...
I made the pale blue flowers that are amongst the butterflies using Foamiran and a Crealies die...
this darling image is "Cutie Patootie Susie" and you can find her HERE...
coloured with my copics...
I had another incident with the Glossy Accents on her eyes...I think maybe I'm adding too much...it was cloudy so I had to scrape it off and reapply...of course it showed the flaws from scraping 😞...
closer view...


And that is my card!  Now won't you come on over and join us at Scrapbook Stamp Society for a chance to win some fabulous images!!!

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, 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!!!