Monday, January 29, 2018

Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge #134 "Valentine"

Good Monday morning dear crafty friends!!

I sure do hope that everyone enjoyed a fun and relaxing weekend!  

Today at Scrapbook Stamp Society we begin our second challenge of 2018...just in time for all your Valentines projects we bring you the theme of "Valentine"...as always you have the option of "Anything Goes" a well...so no excuses all you crafty people!!  We love it when you inspire us!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I a Go Kreate die to cut the card base for this easel card...
DP is Maja from the Life In The Country collection...
I chose to work with this darling image...Image #962...
coloured with my copics...
dusted with Shabby White Frantage...
you can find her HERE...
I made this Foamiran flower using the Hear Felt Creations Carnation die...
I cut it in both red and white foam inked using a red oil pastel...not sure that I should have mixed the two colours but it was 3:00 a.m. and I just didn't have the energy to make another..lol!!...
the inside...
tag was cut using a Whimsy die cut...

Another Valentine card done!!  Now I know that my talented team mates have some gorgeous creations to show you so won't you please pay us a visit over at Scrapbook Stamp Society...then come on and join in for a chance to win with Sherri Baldy!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Le Blog de defis "The Besties"-January Challenge #71 "Anything Goes"
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends-Challenge #74 "Anything Goes"
QKR Stampede Challenge Blog-Challenge #280 "Anything Goes"

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



Friday, January 26, 2018

Fussy and Fancy Challenge #204-Fussy and Fancy"

Happy Friday dear blogging friends!

Today at Fussy and Fancy we begin a brand new challenge...our theme has been chosen by our fabulous Annie...thanks for choosing one of my favs Annie!!!  It's "Fussy and Fancy"...so come on over and join us...we love to be inspired by you!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click not the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
my card base was cut using Go Kreate #360030..
DP is Maja Design "Life In The Country"...
 image stamp is Stampingbella "Morning Glories for Lulu"...
coloured with my copics and dusted with Shabby White Frantage...
the sentiment is Hero Arts and was stamped onto cream chiffon ribbon with Stazon...
I made these Foamiran flowers using a Spellbinders die cut...I was trying to replicate the morning glories...
vines, leaves and butterfly border are all Memory Box dies...
the smaller butterflies are Joy Craft...
inside sentiment is also by Hero Arts...

And that is my card...now won't you please hop on over to Fussy and Fancy and check out the beautiful creations that my talented team mates have created for you!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Creative Fingers-Challenge #142 "Anything Goes"
Magnolia-licious-January 9th Challenge "Anything Goes"
Noor Design Challenge Blog-January Challenge "Anything Goes"
Tuesday Throwdown-Challenge #376 "Anything Goes"
World Wide Design Team Open Challenge Blog-15th January 2018 Challenge #1 "Anything Goes"

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

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Midweek Magnolias Challenge #181-"Love/Valentines"

Good Wednesday morning dear crafty friends!!

How is your week shaping up?

Time to start another new challenge at Midweek Magnolias...just in time for Valentine's Day our theme for the next two weeks is "Love/Valentines"...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...
I used Go Kreate die #260019 to cut the base...
DP is Maja Design from the "Life In The Country" collection...
this little cutie is "I Give You My Heart Tilda" from the Love Duo 2015 collection...
coloured with my copics...
dusted with Shabby White Frantage...
"love me" is cut from a Frantic Stamper sentiments die cut...
the inside is stamped with the sentiment that goes with Tilda from the collection...

And there you have my first Valentine card for 2018!!  Come on over and join us at Midweek Magnolias...I know that my talented teamies have some gorgeous creations to share with you!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Magnolia-licious-January 9th Challenge "Anything Goes"
Crafting With Friends Challenge Blog-Challenge #79 "Anything Goes"
My Little Patch of Crafty Friends-Challenge #74 "Anything Goes"
Tuesday Throwdown-Challenge #376 "Anything Goes"

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


Sunday, January 21, 2018

Midway Reminder at Lovely hAnglar of Sweet Magnolia Challenge #154-"Anything Goes"

Happy Sunday dear blogging friends!

And how is the New Year treating you so far...I can't believe that we are almost at the end of January!!  

Today the Sweet Magnolia team at Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia are here to remind you that you still have some time to join us in our first challenge of 2018...AND...the theme can't be any easier...it's everyone's favourite..."Anything Goes"...our fabulous sponsor is Wild Orchid Crafts!

ALSO...SO EXCITING!!...

We are looking for a couple more Maggie lovers to join our  Mid-way team, so if you would   like to join a friendly family, there are two ways you can enter:

Put DT after your name when you link up your card OR email either Jay or myself (our addresses are in the side bar) including a link to your blog.

All we ask is that you make a card once a month following the set theme, comment on the challenge entries (you will be given a number)  and if possible share on Facebook, Instagram etc.


So for my card today...I have wanted to try the "twist and pop" style card...I first saw this on Davinia Woods blog...Davinia kindly provides a link to a fabulous tutorial by Rina...you can find it HERE!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I started with a simple 6x6 base...
DP is Maja from the "Life In The Country" collection...
bow is made with wired ribbon from my stash and topped with 
this sweetie is "Tilda With Summer Pants" from the Pink Lemonade 2014 collection...
coloured with my copics...
I matted her on a chipboard piece that I distressed with Rangers Shabby Shutters...
closer view...
the bow topped with a pearl/diamante button...
the inside...
the cherries were stamped with one of the fruit stamps from the Pink Lemonade collection...
coloured with my copics and finished off with tiny embroidery floss bows...
closing again...

And that is my first "Twist and Pop" card...so fun and easy to do!!  Now it's time for you to hop on over to Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia and check out the beautiful creations that my talented team mates have to show you!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
All About Magnolia-Challenge #30 "All About Anything Goes"
Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog-January Challenge "Anything Goes"
Classic Design Team Open Challenge-1st January 2018 Challenge #21 "Anything Goes"
Craft-Dee Bowz Challenge Blog-January Challenge "Anything Goes With a Handmade Bow"
Crafty Gals Corner-Challenge #157 "Anything Goes"
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog-Challenge #74 "Anything Goes"
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog-Challenge #105 "Anything Goes"
QKR Stampede Challenge Blog-Challenge #279 "Anything Goes"

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





Monday, January 15, 2018

Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge #133-"Anything Goes"

Good Monday morning dear blogging friends!

Welcome to my first Scrapbook Stamp Society post for 2018...looks like we're all getting back into the swing of things and at Scrapbook Stamp Society we're going to make it SUPER easy with an "Anything Goes" challenge as our first for this new year!!  Come on and join us for your chance to win some fabulous Sherri Baldy images!!

I have a few birthday's coming up so perfect time for me to get productive!

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 Spellbinders die...
DP is Maja Design from the Vintage Summer collection...
 "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" is Hero Arts stamped on chiffon ribbon...
flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts...
vine is a Memory Box die...
 close up of this darling image...
this is ...you can find her HERE...
coloured with my copics..
matted onto cheesecloth that I inked with Rangers "Tattered Rose"...
the tag is a Whimsy die...
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY" is Hero Arts...
I love these diamant√© pins...this one is from The Ribbon Girl...
decorated with some beads from my stash and a dragonfly charm...
threaded through a string bow...
beads from my stash threaded onto a safety pin...

And that is my friend Debbie's birthday card!!  Now come on over and join us at Scrapbook Stamp Society...we can't wait to see what you create for us!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
My Besties International Challenge Blog-January Challenge "Anything Goes"
Le Blog de defis "The Besties"-Challenge #71 "Anything Goes"
Classic Design Team Open Challenge-1st January 2018 Challenge #21 "Anything Goes"
Crafty Catz-Challenge #399 "One For The Ladies"
Crafty Gals Corner-Challenge #156 "Anything Goes"
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog-Challenge #105"Anything Goes"
QKR Stampede Challenge-Challenge #278 "Anything Goes"
Tuesday Throwdown-Challenge #374 "Layer It Up"

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


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Midweek Magnolias Challenge #180-"Anything Goes"

Good morning dear blogging friends!!

Welcome to Midweek Magnolias first post of 2018!!!  I hope that everyone enjoyed the most wonderful holidays and that this new year is starting off well!!

For my Guest Designer at Deep Oceans Challenge Blog please go HERE!

We begin 2018 off with everyone's fav..."Anything Goes"...just remember that you need to feature a Magnolia image/die cut or paper!!  As always our sponsor is Magnolia Sweden!

So in the past I've tried to get ahead in my DT work but sadly that particular resolution has never stuck...LOL!!...WELL that is until now!!!  The card I'm showing you today was actually for my youngest grandson's birthday on December 11th...SO...YAY ME...it's a start right??   

Another one of my resolutions was to try to get over my FEAR of CAS cards...I have such a hard time leaving a card "naked"...BUT...admire those of you who have mastered this theme...KUDOS to you all!!  Don't get me wrong...when I see someone else's CAS card I always sigh with envy and admire their talent!  

My darling little Max turned three...he LOVES walking around saying "Hi yah"...in ninja style...SO...

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I made a simple 6X6 card...
instead of using DP I stamped the image onto black card stock using white ink...
I couldn't resist using the cheesecloth...
"Happy Birthday" is Hero Arts...
I added two black buttons from my stash... 
 this sweet image is "Ninja Edwin" from the Sakura 2015 collection...
coloured with my copics...
matted on cheesecloth...
 close up...
 inside sentiment is also Hero Arts...
I stamped an image on black card stock using embossing ink and clear embossing powder...

And that is Mr. Max's birthday card...AND...as CAS as I can get...LOL!  Now come on over and join us at Midweek Magnolias...we'd LOVE for you to join us in our first challenge of this new year!! 

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends-Challenge #73 "Anything Goes"
Love To Craft Challenge Blog-January Challenge #18 "Anything Goes"
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog-Challenge #105 "Anything Goes"
QKR Stampede Challenge Blog-Challenge #277 "Anything Goes"

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


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Guest Designer for Deep Oceans Challenge Blog Challenge #172-"Something New"

Happy New Year dear blogging friends!!

Welcome to my first post of 2018!

I sure hope that everyone enjoyed their time with family and friends!

I have the honour of starting this new crafting year as a Guest Designer for Deep Oceans Challenge Blog!  The theme is "Something New"...what a great way to start the year!!

So I decided to experiment/dabble with some techniques and new mediums that I got for Christmas!  I decided to create a "treasure box" for my friend Dianne using a new digi that I received...

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
 I started by painting a Graphic 45 book box with green acrylic paint...
next I added some Crackle Texture Paste (new to my stash) to two corners and dusted with Aged Rose Frantage...
next came cheesecloth attached with Decoupage...
in the bottom corner I added some chipboard key/lock forms (new to my stash) that were painted with silver metallic paint...
the keys before and after...
after adding a tiny ornamental tube filled with pink and green beads tied with a string/pink satin ribbon I adhered this new cream burlap ribbon with this gloss gel (new to my stash)...
then I had fun adding some white/pink roses...leaves and vines cut using  Memory Box die and some string/pink stain ribbon... 
top arrangement...
bottom...
I added some beads to the string attaching a key charm...
topped with a tiny pink rose bud and leaf...
this is "Valentine 12" from Morgan's Artworld...
coloured with my copics...
the string ribbon closure...
the inside...

And that is my first project for 2018!!  Now won't you please join the fabulous DT over at Deep Oceans...I want to thank Karina and the Deep Oceans team for having me as your Guest Designer!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge Blog-1st January 2018 Challenge #01 "Anything Goes"
Classic Design Team Open Challenge-January 1st 2018 Challenge #21 "Anything Goes"
Love To Craft Challenge Blog-January Challenge #18 "Anything Goes"
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog-Challenge #105 "Anything Goes"
QKR Stampede Challenge Blog-Challenge #277 "Anything Goes"
Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog-January Challenge "Anything Goes"
World Wide Design Team Open Challenge-Challenge #29 "Anything Goes"
613 Avenue Create-Challenge #207 "Something New"-stash/materials/techniques


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