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 #137-"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 diamanté 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!!!


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Midweek Magnolias Challenge #186-"Anything Goes"

Good Wednesday morning dear crafty friends!

And how is your week so far?

Today we begin a brand new challenge at Midweek Magnolias...everyone's fav..."Anything Goes"...as always our sponsor is Magnolia Sweden!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
my card base was cut using a Go Kreate die...
DP is Maja Design from the "Celebration" collection...
this little sweetie is "Frenchy Tilda" from the Spring Fever 2016 collection...
coloured with my copics...
dusted with Shabby White Frantage...
surrounded with lace from my stash...
flowers are from both Wild Orchid Crafts and Noor Design...
closer...

And there you have my "Anything Goes" card...now come on over and join us at Midweek Magnolias...we always love when you inspire us!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Magnolia-licious-April 3-New Challenge "Anything Goes"
Paradise of Magnolia-Challenge #65 "Anything Goes"
Craft-Dee Bowz-April Challenge "Anything Goes w/Handmade Bow
Crafting With Friends-Challenge #64 "Anything Goes"
Creative Fingers-Challenge #144 "Anything Goes"
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends-Challenge #79 "Anything Goes"
Love To Craft Challenge Blog- Challenge #21 April "Anything Goes"
QKR Challenge Blog-Challenge #289 "Anything Goes"
Stamping Sensations-April Challenge "One For the Girls"

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

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Marvelous Magnolia April Challenge-"Anything Goes"

Hello again dear crafty friends! 

Welcome to my second post of the day...it's been a busy weekend!!!  Today we begin a brand new challenge at Marvelous Magnolia...our theme as always is the super simple "Anything Goes"!!  

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

I love working with some of the older Easter Maggies...this one is one of my favs!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
Went with my own version of a Z fold card...
DP is Maja Design from the Sofiero collection...
flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts...
the front...
the inside...
"Happy Easter" is a Hero Arts stamp...
I'm sorry but I can't remember which collection this little darling is from...
coloured with my copics...
dusted with Chunky White Frantage...
mounted on cheesecloth...

And that is my card!!  Come on over and join us at Marvelous Magnolia!

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!!!

Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge #157-"Spring Flowers"

Happy Easter dear friends!!

I hope that everyone is enjoying time with family and friends!

For us Easter is taking a back seat this year as our eldest son turned 40 yesterday...YIKES...I have a 40 year old??...how is that possible??!!  AND our second son turns 37 today...AGAIN how is this possible...LOL??!!

We celebrated by taking our three sons, their wives and three of their long time (30+ years) friends (and their spouses spouses) to the Toronto Maple Leaf game last night...a nice lite dinner before...some celebrating after the game and then spent the night in Toronto at a hotel...finished off with a brunch this morning!! 

Okay...WELL...onto the reason I'm here...today we begin a brand new challenge at Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia...for the month of April we'd love for you to inspire us with your "Spring Flowers" creations...our sponsor for they month is the fabulous Noor Design!!

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...
under my image is some lovely lace with pearls from Noor Design...just a bit peeks through 😞...
 this little darling is from the Spring Fever 2016 collection...
coloured with my copics...
 closer...
 I added some tiny flowers and cut pieces to this sweet little bottle...
flowers are from Noor Design...

And that is my "Spring Flowers" card!!  Come on over and join us at LHOSM...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!!!


Monday, March 26, 2018

Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge #137-"Easter"

Good Monday morning dear friends!

Today we begin a brand new challenge at Scrapbook Stamp Society...for the next two weeks we'd love for you to show us some of your Easter creations...of course you have the option of "Anything Goes" as well!!

I finally got to work a bit in the craft room...still upside down and can't find things but at least the walls are almost done and it's not freezing down there!!  I'll post some pics when all is done!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a loser view/slideshow...
card base is Spellbinders Grand Dahlia...
DP is from my stash...can't remember who it's by...
I surrounded the image with some trim that I found while sorting then mounted it all on cheesecloth...
 this little darling is called "Little Ducky Bunny"
you can find her HERE...
coloured with my copics...
accented with Glossy Accents...and oooppps I had a bit of a mishap on the eyes...I put too much on and was cloudy then when I went to take it off it left threads...YIKES...all this when the card was completely finished...UGH!!...
 the flower arrangement with "Happy Easter" ribbon from my stash...
flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts...

And that is my Easter card...now come on over and join us at Scrapbook Stamp Society...we always love to see you 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!!!




Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Craft Room Woes!!

Good morning dear friends!

This is where I'd usually post for Midweek Magnolias...BUT I'm in a bit of a mess here...I hope that you will pay my talented teamies a visit though!!

We knew that we had some more water issues but NOT as bad as what it turned out to be!! I had a desk/shelf supply area against the one wall...I could just swivel my chair between my desk and the shelves where the supplies that I used most were right at hand...when we moved everything away to take the wall down there was MOLD...YIKES!!!  I had to throw out some shelves AND supplies 😢!!

This is the wall right now...

And this is the state of my desk/shelves/supplies...
 with more around the corner in the other part of my craft room where the outer wall needs to come down as well...

I'll be trying to get things done amongst the chaos but right now it's too cold down there without the insulation as winter has decided to come back after the lovely early thaw that we had...UGH!!!

Any way I have BIG plans for a nice and organized new area!!!

See you soon!




Sunday, March 4, 2018

Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge #156-"Anything Goes"

Happy Sunday dear friends!

How is your weekend so far?

Today we begin a brand new challenge at Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia...our super easy theme for the next two weeks is everyone's fav "Anything Goes"!!  We have another wonderful sponsor...Wild Orchid Crafts!!

I decided to make a little accordion folder for my desk to store some of my images that I'm working on.

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
DP is by imaginisce...
how cute is this darling paper and so perfect for this super sweet image...
from the top...
this lovely lace/ribbon is from my stash...
finished off with a bark heart and silk as well as paper flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts...
from the back...
image surrounded by ruffled ribbon...
this little cutie is "Cozy Fox and Fence" from the Aspen Holiday 2016 collection...
coloured with my copics...dusted with Shabby white Frantage...

And that is my little accordion file!  Now come on over and join us at Lovely hAnlgar or Sweet Magnolia for your chance to win a prize from Wild Orchid Crafts or maybe you'd like to be one of our Top 3...we always love when you inspire us!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Magnolia-licious-Feburary 5th Challenge-"Anything Goes"
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends-Challenge #77 "Anything Goes"

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






Monday, February 26, 2018

Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge #136-"Add Flowers and Butterflies"

Good Monday morning my crafty friends!!

Did everyone have a good weekend??!!

Today brings us a new challenge at Scrapbook Stamp Society...we'd LOVE for you to "Add Flowers and Butterflies"...of course we also love seeing your "Anything  Goes" cards/projects as well!!

Well last week was all about my favourite colours...SO...this week I tried to go outside the box with colours that I rarely use!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a loser view/slideshow...
I went with a simple 6x6 card...
DP is Maja design from the "Enjoying Outdoors" collection...
 I went with this sweet image...you can find her HERE...
coloured with my copics...
surrounded by ruffled tulle...
 closer...
 I fastened the two stick pins through the sentiment ribbon that I stamped using Hero Arts...
topped with satin ribbon and heart charm...finished off with a butterfly...
 the other corner features this stick pin decorated with beads, ribbon, tiny butterfly, shabby chic seam binding and a butterfly charm...
 flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts mounted on string from my stash...
topped with another butterfly...

And that is my card!!  Come on over and join us for this super easy challenge and your chance to win with Sherri Baldy!!!

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, February 23, 2018

Fussy and Fancy Challenge #206-"Favourite Colours"

Good Friday morning dear crafty friends!!

YAY Friday...hope you all have special plans for the weekend!!  Well as it's Friday it's time for another Fussy and Fancy post...today we begin a brand new challenge...AND...this time it's my turn to host!!  I just had to choose "Favourite Colours"...I think you all should find that easy...right??!!

Well as I've been struggling lately in the mojo department I decided to go with favs all around...I had one "fairy door" left and thought it would be fun to go with some mixed media and flowers!!  So...

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
my "fairy door" completed...
and how it began..
I stained the door using Rangers Distress Ink "Weathered Wood"...
next I mixed up a paste using Texture Paste, Aged Aqua Frantage and some dark blue glass fragments...
spread it on the wood...topped with some more Frantage and glass pieces then heated with my heat gun...
 the steps were stained using Rangers Distress Inks "Old Paper"...
while still wet I added some Aged Taupe Frantage and heated...
I added some paper flowers, several pink Foamiran flowers and some Cheery Lynne die cut vines...
 finished off with this darling whimsical owl key from my stash...

And that is the final "fairy door" from my stash...YIKES...I really love doing these...time for a shopping trip??!!  Oh and I guess you've discovered that pink and blue are my favourite colours...it was my week for them I guess...lol!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog-1st February 2018 Challenge #2 "Anything Goes"
Classic Design Team Open Challenge-1st February 2018 Challenge #22 "Anything Goes"
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends-Challenge #76 "Anything Goes"
Love to Craft Challenge Blog-Challenge #19 February "Anything Goes"
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge-15th February 2018 Challenge #2 "Anything Goes"

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