Monday, October 15, 2018

Happy Birthday To Me!

This fortnight the theme over at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Blog is "Happy Birthday".  My birthday is next week so I wanted to choose the theme of 'Happy Birthday'!  When I celebrate my birthday I like to do it for an entire month!  Do you?  Next year will be a BIG year for me...Half a century old...I'm thinking I need to do something HUGE!  LOL  This year I'll be spending it in Guam with my daughter.  Yay!  Sun and humidity when it is freezing here in Boise, Idaho!  haha

Back to the challenge and my entries using Rick St. Dennis' images.  For this first card I used the image "Party Pixie".  I added a couple of stick pins that I made,lome lace, some pearls, a bow and a fun sentiment from Create With TLC.




The other card I made I used the image 'More Cake'.  For this one I added some ribbon, some pins, burlap a big cupcake button and a sentiment from Create With TLC.




Thank you so much for looking!

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Always Anything Goes  
Crafty Cardmakers (only 15 challenges, as many times as you want)– Lace or ribbon
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Always Anything Goes     
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes
QKR Stampede (enter up to 3 times) –  Always Anything Goes  
A Gem of A Challenge – Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges – Make a card
SheepSki Designs Challenges For The Kids
Doing Life with TLC – anything goes using a TLC element

Thursday, October 4, 2018

A New Idea

Okay, so, this one is sort of a twist on all of these fun shaker cards that everyone has been making...  How about an etch-a-sketch card?  LOL  I was walking around the dollar store last night and saw these adorable mini Etch A Sketch toys and thought, 'Hey!  I need to make a card using one of these!'.  LOL  So I started to look at the shaker cards online to get some ideas on how I could maybe go about doing it...  It's a card and a gift all in one!  :)

I started with a solid piece of cardstock, first I thought, hey, I cold use this long skinny oval punch for the slide and 'pen' spots, but, the carstock isn't quite sturdy enough for that to make it so the card would hold up for very long with use; so I scrapped that idea and went with starting on the edge of where they both end.  I then cut out the center using my cutting tool.  I used an fun image from Whoopsi Daisy that I had from when I was on their DT.  I used word dies for the sentiment, added a butterfly and some gems and bam!  That was the top.  I used hot glue to put it onto the card base.  I thought it would be fun to put the age on the center...I just put 5 because...well...why not?!?!  haha 

So here it is!



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613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge – Anything Goes/optional CAS
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Always Anything Goes  
Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  Pearls or Gems
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– Always anything goes 
Pammies Inky Pinkies (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes  
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Always Anything Goes     
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog (1 entry per person) – Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise (doesn’t have to be winter) –  anything Goes
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  Time to celebrate
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– 2 word sentiment
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes/optional ‘inspired by a song’
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Anything goes w/optional twist ‘Autumn Colors’
Cute Card Thursday – Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks Something Old is Something New (using the old 'etch a sketch' toy and the Shaker Idea)

Monday, October 1, 2018

Blue and Buttons

It's time for another challenge over at Incy Wincy Designs.  This fortnight the challenge theme is "Blue and Buttons", our sponsor is Little Blue Buttons!  Cute huh?  I played with the stamp set called 'Happy B-day Charlie".  This set comes with the image and four sentiments, I used two of the four.  It's been a while since I've made a step card, so I decided this one would be fitting for it.  I added three buttons and some hemp twine for a bow.




Thanks for looking!

613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge – Anything Goes/optional CAS
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Always Anything Goes  
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Always Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog (1 entry per person) – anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown – use complimentary colors
A Snowflakes Promise (doesn’t have to be winter) –  anything Goes
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes/optional ‘inspired by a song’
Crafting With Friends – Always Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – always anything goes 

Monday, September 17, 2018

Add More Wine

This fortnight over at Incy Wincy Designs we are being sponsored by the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps and the fun Stickeryou.com  The challenge theme is 'Sweet and Sassy'.  I played with Ruby Add More Wine from Bugaboo Stamps.  I kept my card very simple so that I could make the image stand out more.  I drew stitching around the image, added some gems and a bow and called it awesome!  I did add some Glossy Accents over the wine glass and did some paper piecing on the wine bottle's label.



Thanks for looking!

613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge – Anything Goes/optional CAS
Pile It On – (winners announced on Wednesdays) – Think Big and/or one layer
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Always Anything Goes  
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– Always anything goes 
Always Fun Challenges – Fall Colors
Pammies Inky Pinkies (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Always Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise (doesn’t have to be winter) –  anything Goes
CityCrafter Challenge Blog – Fall Colors
Little Red Wagon – Bling It On
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (up to 5 entries) – cookie photo ANYTHING GOES
Simply Create Too (enter up to 3 times) – Use Stitching
Crafting With Friends – Always Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – always anything goes 
Crafting With Dragonflies (one entry-winners announced on tue)– Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – Create A Scene
A Gem of A Challenge – For the Girls/Ladies
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog (Bugaboo Stamps) 3 entries per person – “Bingo” (Sentiment, Sparkle, Bugaboo Image)

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Me = Grateful

I made this sweet thank you card for my old boss.  She supplied the blue and the white cardstock.  For a very short time she was into scrapbooking and card making.  She was getting rid of her cardstock.  So, I just wanted to say thanks!

This image is from The Paper Shelter.  The image is called "Adorable Spring Piglet"  I used the composition (the combo of the paper and colored image supplied in the set).  I added some texture to the pink paper and used some textured co'ordinates paper for the butterfly dies.  I added some gems and a bow.  The gem flower I added has a pop dot on the back that I removed so it would sit more flat on the card.  I used a stitched square die to cut out the image and a scalloped square die to cut out the white frame around it.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  I interofficed it to her today at work.  Hope she likes it!  :)




Thanks for looking!
613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge – Anything Goes/optional CAS
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Always Anything Goes  
Pammies Inky Pinkies (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers (only 15 challenges, as many times as you want)– All Creatures Great And Small
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog (1 entry per person) – Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  Make It Bloom
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– bingo + a sentiment (Ribbon, Flowers, Embossing)
Sisterhood Of Crafters (no more than 3 entries) –  BLOOMIN’ FLOWERS
Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges – “BINGO” (gems, yellow, die cuts)
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Anything Goes
Crafting With Dragonflies (one entry-winners announced on tue)– Spring has sprung
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – Things With Wings
Doing Life with TLC – anything goes using a TLC element 
Creations In Pink (up to 3 entries per month) Anything goes, in pink

Monday, September 3, 2018

Have A Great Day

This fortnight over at Incy Wincy Designs the challenge theme is "Back To School and/or it's about the kids".  We are being sponsored by the marvelous Cute As A Button and by A Day For Daisies.  For my card I used an image from Cute As A Button called X-Box Gamer.  I kept my card fairly simple by mostly just using the image.  I added a sentiment and a string of multicolored gems plus to banners.  The image was colored using ink, pencil and chalk.



Thanks for looking!

613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge – Anything Goes/optional CAS
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Always Anything Goes  
Pammies Inky Pinkies (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Back To School

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Boss's Day

Did you know Boss's Day is coming up?  I decided to make a card for my boss so we could all sign it.  As you know (if you're a follower), I do not usually do anything inside of my cards, I like to leave it open for personal messages...but this was just too irresistible!  For this card I used a fun image from Bugaboo Digi Stamps called Stella Work - Never Hurt.  The on the outside of the card came with Stella, the sentiment on the inside, I made and will be sharing with you on this post so maybe you too can make your boss a card...??  I'd love to see it if you do!  I used some designer papers from what is left of a set called Out Of Print.  I used some paper clips and a bit of hemp twine.  I used a fun edge punch down the side of one of the DPs.




Here is the sentiment for you to use!  Again, I'd love to see what you do with it!!



Thanks for looking!
Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  Autumn Colors
Pammies Inky Pinkies (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff – Lots of Color
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– Tic Tac Toe - Ribbon, Paper Punch, 2 DPs
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – always anything goes 
Fussy and Fancy Friday – Anything Goes
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog (Bugaboo Stamps) 3 entries per person – Color Challenge (I added the orange to go with the blues and greens).

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Winnie In Wonderland Card

This card was made using two images from Polkadoodles, Winnie Wondreland and Winnie Wonderland Watch.  I wanted to incorporate the hearts in the Winnie image by adding some red heart gems and wanted to incorporate the butterflies by adding the butterfly border punch.  I added a bunch of red and blue gems, some blue flowers and some clockwork cogs.  She was colored using chalk and pencil, I added a hint of blue to the butterfly on the clock using chalk.  The DP is an old two sided paper from (I think) Stampin UP.



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613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge – Anything Goes/optional magic/Fantasy
Pile It On – (winners announced on Wednesdays) – New Technique and/or Oldest Stash
Cute Card Thursday – Just for Girls
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog – Fairies and Fantasy
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – always anything goes 
Fussy and Fancy Friday – Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Always Anything Goes