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!!!