Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Wiggle the Bait!

How about this for a brand new release from Bugaboo Stamps?  Yes, I did add a real hook to my card.The image is called Wiggle the Bait.  Isn't she awesome?  Love it!!  I used the hook and some gems and otherwise kept the creation very clean and simple.  I thought she deserved to really stand out!


Thanks for looking!
Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  Summer Colors
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– Always anything goes 
Always Fun Challenges – “Punny”
Cards 4 Galz (enter up to 3 times) – Foxy ladies or Foxes
Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes    
Creations In Pink (up to 3 entries per month) Anything goes, in pink
SweetStampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Anything Goes
CreativeCraft Cottage (starts the 7th & 21st) – Anything Goes

Sunday, June 16, 2019

BLACK & WHITE BIRTHDAY

Hello!  The challenge this fortnight over at the Incy Wincy Designs challenge blog is "Things With Wheels".  Our sponsor was the fabulous Fred She Said.  I love her images!!  Because, as most of you know, coloring isn't my favorite thing to do, I love her pre-colored images.  Granted, I did this one in Black and White, but still...I was able to take the pre-colored image and make it grey-scale so it has the awesome shading needed.  The image I used was from the 'The Old Tractor' set.  I used black and grey papers, ribbon and pearls.


Thanks for looking!
613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge – Anything Goes w/optional “More than one fold”
Pile It On – (winners announced on Wednesdays) – Transportation and/or vacation
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – Anything Goes
Die Cuttin' D ivas (up to 3 entries) – tell what die cut you used – Masculine (or Father’s day)
Unicorn Challenge Blog – For the men/boys
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– Anything Goes + a Sentiment
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – You’re the man
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes
Seize The Birthday (up to 3 entries) – Anything Birthday goes
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (up to 5 entries) – cookie photo 
Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – Travel
Daisy Chain Challenges - monochromatic

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Crazy time

This is the newest Progressive Challenge for Limited Runs Designs on Facebook.  You can get the image for only a dollar and start the monthly challenge and get the rest of the images for free this year, as long as you play along....

I went a bit crazy on this card.  Turned it into a mixed media creation.  I used a clock die, ribbons, laces, paper crimper (the clock), an old earring, twine, burlap, flowers and who knows what else....LOL  This was fun to throw together!!




Thanks for looking!Use Your Stuff – Vintage
Sisterhood Of Crafters (no more than 3 entries) –  Birds, Bees and/or Butterflies
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes
Simply Create Too (enter up to 3 times) – anything goes opt twist/lots of flowers
Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes    
Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Anything Goes
A Gem of A Challenge – Anything Goes
Just Us Girls Challenge –  Color Week – use light, mid and dark tones of any one color (browns)

Friday, June 14, 2019

Flower Pots

This is the sweet image that is being given away today over at Bugaboo Stamps!  Isn't it great!?!?  For my card I added lace, ribbon, gems, a flower, leaves and a couple of my handmade stickpins.  Just for the fun of it, I cut out a fun lace flower from a sting of them and added it to the lower right corner.


Thanks for looking!
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – Anything Goes
Cupcake Inspirations (up to 3 entries) – add a pop-up element  
Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  Summer Colors
The Crafter’s CafĂ© Challenge Blog (up to 5 entries – only 10 challenges) – Feminine and/or embossed
Sisterhood Of Crafters (no more than 3 entries) –  Birds, Bees and/or Butterflies
Simply Create Too (enter up to 3 times) – anything goes opt twist/lots of flowers

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

USA PUPPY DOGGIE

This cute dog is a new release over at Catch The Bug.  I don't see him in the shop quite yet...so, he is soon to be a new release?  They have one for Canada and one for the US, did you know our big days are only 3 days apart?  Canada is July 1st and USA is July 4th.

I kept my card very CAS  Colored the image, swept my stamp pads (red and blue) across the edges and added some star stickers.


Thanks for looking!
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  Summer Colors
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– Always anything goes 
Creative Fingers – Anything Goes
A Gem of A Challenge – Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges (challenges start the 15th and the last day of the month)– anything goes w/optional ‘blue’’

Monday, June 10, 2019

Shabby Chic/Mixed Media Inspired

Tonight I was feeling like creating something a bit out of my "normal"...  I pulled out some fun papers, gems, buttons, twine, burlap, cheese cloth, stick pen, doily, flowers....just a bunch of things I have laying around that I haven't used in a long time. I used some fun copper glitter, on the papers.





Thanks for looking!
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– Always anything goes 
Use Your Stuff – Vintage  
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday – Anything Goes
Seize The Birthday (up to 3 entries) – Anything Birthday goes
Simply Create Too (enter up to 3 times) – anything goes opt twist/lots of flowers
Creative Fingers – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Anything Goes
A Gem of A Challenge – Anything Goes
SheepSki Designs Challenges For Someone Special
Cute As A Button – Anything Goes
SweetStampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Anything Goes
CreativeCraft Cottage (starts the 7th & 21st) – Anything Goes
A Inky Mess (starts the 25th) – anything mixed media

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Cinderella Is Proof

This week over at Catch The Bug Blog the challenge theme is "Fairy tale/Fantasy".  I used an image called "Frame it - Cinderella".  I colored the image with ink and chalk.  Added some flowers, a blue leaf, some gems & pearls and a bow.  I used a shaped cookie cutter die set to cut the bottom two layers out so it isn't completely square.


Thanks for looking!
Tuesday Throwdown – Shaped cards
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday – Anything Goes
Cards 4 Galz (enter up to 3 times) – Foxy ladies or Foxes
Simply Create Too (enter up to 3 times) – anything goes opt twist/lots of flowers
Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – Fantasy World
A Gem of A Challenge – Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges (challenges start the 15th and the last day of the month)– anything goes w/optional ‘blue’’
Cute As A Button – Anything Goes

Friday, June 7, 2019

Flying By

I felt like making a fun birthday card for either a boy or a man...Father's day is coming up and there are several challenges out there for a man/boy cards...I don't have a Father in my life anymore so I thought maybe I could go with a Birthday card instead.

This card was made with paper and an image from Cre8tive Hands.  I was on the design team when she first started selling her images, then after much drama with another artist accusing her of stealing her images...what ever...  She decided it wasn't worth the small stipend the got from trying to sell her artwork.  Now, she just gives it all away both on her blog and you can find them HERE.  This fun image is obviously Superman.  The sentiment is mine.  I added a cityscape and a couple of buttons with gold twine.

Thanks for looking!
Pile It On – (winners announced on Wednesdays) – Transportation (flight)
Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  Only Boys Allowed
Crafty Cardmakers (only 15 challenges, as many times as you want)– MASCULINE
Unicorn Challenge Blog – For the men/boys
Papercraft Challenges – For the men/Boys
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  Birthday Boy
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  MASCULINE
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – You’re the man
Seize The Birthday (up to 3 entries) – Anything Birthday goes
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (up to 5 entries) – cookie photo 

Golf Gus Fun

This is the new Friday Freebie over at Bugaboo Stamps!  This is Frame it Golf Gus (this goes to the 'not free' link, just incase you miss it).  I kept this super CAS by only adding paper layers and a bow.  This could make a great Father's Day card for the golfer guy in your life!

Thanks for looking!
Always Fun Challenges – Summer Fun
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes 
Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  Only Boys Allowed
Crafty Cardmakers (only 15 challenges, as many times as you want)– MASCULINE
Unicorn Challenge Blog – For the men/boys
Papercraft Challenges – For the men/Boys
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  MASCULINE
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – You’re the man

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Grad Bear

This is a new release over at Bugaboo Stamps!  Isn't he adorable!?!?  I stuck with the traditional graduate black and grey for this one.  I kept it very CAS and only added a bow.  The image was cut out using an oval die, along with it's cookie cutter cousins in black and grey.

Thanks for looking!

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  Only Boys Allowed
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– Always anything goes 
Crafty Cardmakers (only 15 challenges, as many times as you want)– MASCULINE
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Always Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge Blog – For the men/boys
Cute Card Thursday – Masculine
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – Black & White plus one

Monday, June 3, 2019

It's Coffee O'clock

This fortnight at Incy Wincy Designs we have two sponsors.  Sheepski Designs and Cute As A Button.  The challenge theme is a color challenge using the Kona color of the month:

Image result for Kona colour of the year

I used an image from Cute As A Button called Iced Tea.  This is an image I colored a while back and scanned into my computer so that I wouldn't have to color her again.  LOL  I cut her out using my stitched dies.  I framed her using strip gems.  I added a sentiment from Create With TLC and a bow.


Thanks for looking!
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Anything Goes
A Gem of A Challenge – Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges (challenges start the 15th and the last day of the month)– anything goes w/optional ‘blue’’
Cute As A Button – Anything Goes

Sunday, June 2, 2019

You Are Amazing

This month's Stella Says Sketch challenge over at Catch The Bug looks like this:


I used some fun polka dot paper, a fun border bunch that has lots of dots, and then used some oval dies for the image and framing.  I hand stitched around the image.  The image used was Ladybug Brat 002 I added some lady bugs down on the lower right side.  Some gems, ribbon and flowers were added on the card as well.


Thanks for looking!
613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge – Anything Goes w/optional “More than one fold”
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– Always anything goes 
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Always Anything Goes
Die Cuttin' D ivas (up to 3 entries) – tell what die cut you used – tic tac toe (Just Because, Polka Dots, Add and insect)
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– Nature + a sentiment
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Anything
QKR Stampede (enter up to 3 times) –  Always Anything Goes     
Creative Fingers – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Anything Goes
A Gem of A Challenge – Anything Goes

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Friends Make Life Blossom

This sweet girl is a new release from Catch The Bug/Bugaboo Stamps called Watering Can Peeker.  Isn't she adorable?  I added some fun DPs, flowers, ems, pearls and dies.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.

Thanks for looking!
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– Always anything goes 
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Always Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog (1 entry per person) – Summer Challenge
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  Flower Power
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Anything Goes

Saturday, May 25, 2019

color challenge

The challenge this fortnight at Catch The Bug is a color challenge using this imge:


As most of my followers know, I always make and give all of my co-workers birthday cards...I usually will either let someone who knows them better than me, pick one from my stash, or if they can't find one, let them tell me what they thing would be a good fit.  This was one of those situations.  I let my boss pick since it is her right hand's birthday...  She said it needed to be super sarcastic and needed to point out how "OLD" she is (well, she is only 15 yrs YOUNGER than me)...LOL  Someone else said "it needs a pile of poop"...  I instantly thought of this set from Bugaboo and had to make this card.  This is the Oh Crap set.  The sentiment is mine...  I used a hole punch to do the holes in the pile of pooh, then layered an orange layer under it so the holes wold stand out better.  I added some dies (one of almost all of the colors in the scheme.  I added a bow and put gems on the body of the flies.



Thanks for looking!