Sunday, March 17, 2019

For the Men/Boys

Time for another challenge over at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Blog!!  This fortnight the challenge theme is For the Men/Boys.  We have two fab sponsors Fabrika Fantasy and Limited Runs.  I played with images from both places.   The first is from Limited Runs, and to be honest, it would work for a man...but I'm actually going to give this to my Mom...shhh, don't tell!  LOL

For this card I used Winter Beaver keeping with the Oregon State University theme (my mom lives in Oregon) I kept it Orange and Black.


For my second card I used an image from Fabrica Fantasy called Happy Doggy.  This is for my boyfriend, we will be 'celebrating' dating for two months, LOL, so I made this silly card for him.  I added a couple of elements from Crate With TLC on this one.


Thanks for looking!

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Always Anything Goes  
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Always Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon Boys & men
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– Funny Sentiment
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday – Celebrate!
Simply Create Too (enter up to 3 times) – Anything Goes w/optional twist for him
QKR Stampede (enter up to 3 times) –  Always Anything Goes     
Crafting With Friends – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – always anything goes
Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Anything Goes

Monday, March 4, 2019

Let's Use Ribbon

Here we are, another challenge over at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge!  The challenge this fortnight is "Let's Use Ribbon".   We have two great sponsors A Day For Daisies and Cute As A Button.  I chose to play with images from both companies.

This first card I used an image from A Day For Daisies called Sister Even Then.  I chose to go with all black and gold on this one.  I used colored pencil to color the gold on the image.  I added some black and gold ribbon, gold gems and black gems.  I used some oval dies to cut out the mat behind the image.


This second card was made using an image from Cute as a Button called Jeannie.  This is an image I colored a while back and scanned into my computer so that I could use the colored image again and again, have I ever mentioned just how much I don't enjoy coloring?  LOL  I added some fun DP, cut a shape from a fun shaped die and added some gems to each 'corner', added gems to the corner of the image, used a sentiment from Create With TLC, and of course, a lot of pink ribbon.



Thanks for looking!

613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge – make a kinetic card
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Always Anything Goes  
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– Always anything goes 
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– BINGO + a sentiment (DP, Digi Stamp, Fav Color)
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  Anything Goes 
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes
C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Mothers’ Day/Female
Crafting With Friends – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – always anything goes
Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Anything Goes
A Gem of A Challenge – Anything Goes

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Tiara Day

Good evening!  It is March, so of course, I needed to make at least one monochromatic green creation!  I used so much green on this one.  I have green DPs, green lace, green ribbons, green flowers, green pearls and gems...yep, even the image is mostly green.  Speaking of the image, this is from Whoopsi Daisy's Collection 9.  The sentiment is a recent freebie from Create With TLC.



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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
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  Birthday Creations
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– BINGO + a sentiment (DP, 3D item, Ribbon)
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  Anything Goes 
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes
Cute Card Thursday – greens
C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Mothers’ Day/Female
QKR Stampede (enter up to 3 times) –  Always Anything Goes     
Crafting With Friends – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – always anything goes
Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Anything Goes
A Gem of A Challenge – Anything Goes
Just Us Girls Challenge  Birthday
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge BlogAnything Goes w/option of Love

Sunday, February 24, 2019

3 images 3 cards

This morning I woke up and saw that I'd won a SheepSki Designs card challenge on Facebook.  I was able to pick 3 images of my choice.  I picked Bad Hare Day, Shopping in Yorkshire and Emmy's Hat.  Here is what I made with the images:

Bad Hare Day:

For this one I added several layers using pinks and grey, pearls and a bow.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.
613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge – Use A Critter
Pile It On – (winners announced on Wednesdays) – pink and/or blue
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– BINGO + a sentiment (DP, Digi, Fav Color/pink)



Shopping in Yorkshire:

For this one I stuck with the cream and teal colors.  I roughly followed the sketch from Sketch Saturday which looks like this:
I added a few gems and a bow.  The sentiment is also from Create With TLC.
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog (1 entry per person) – Spring is Springing



Emmy's Hat:

For this one, I again just added some gems and a bow.  I stuck with red and white (with the exception of her hat).  The sentiment on this one is also from Create With TLC.

Creatalicious Challenges (challenges start the 15th and the last day of the month)– anything goes w/optional ‘girlie’

Doing Life with TLC – anything goes using a TLC 


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6th Anniversary = Iron

Did you know iron is the significant metal for the sixth anniversary?  I didn't...  One of my co-workers asked me to make this card with some ideas she shared.  First I print it out the basic white layer with the words on it, then I cut it out.  After bending the metal into the heart and sewing it onto the white base, I layered it onto some black, then onto a white card base.  The inside of the card also has a black layer with a white layer over it.  I hope her husband likes it!  She said he loved the wood one she asked me to make last year.


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Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Always Anything Goes  
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Always Anything Goes   
Tuesday Throwdown – Falling Hearts
Unicorn Challenge Blog – Include a Heart
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  No stamps allowed 
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes 
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog – Love and/or Valentine’s Day
QKR Stampede (enter up to 3 times) –  Always Anything Goes     
Crafting With Friends – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – always anything goes
Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Anything Goes
A Gem of A Challenge – Anything Goes

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Funny Coffee

I love this image and sentiment!  I followed the Stella Says Sketch from Bugaboo and the BINGO challenge (Ribbon, bugaboo image, pearl).  The image is JJ-Coffee To Go




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Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Always Anything Goes  
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog (Stella Says Sketch) –  sketch
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– Always anything goes 
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Always Anything Goes   
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes
Simply Create Too (enter up to 3 times) – Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends – Anything Goes
A Gem of A Challenge – Anything Goes
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog (Bugaboo Stamps) 3 entries per person – “bingo” 

Monday, February 18, 2019

Love 4 U

This fortnight over at Incy Wincy Designs the challenge theme is "Tags", we are being sponsored by Sparkle N Sprinkle who has all sorts of fun goodies in their shop!  I used 'Big Wet Kisses'.

For my card I used a tag punch, two oval dies, two word dies, an embossing folder, a bow and some flowers.   I added some stickles over the fish to give them a little sparkle and some glossy accents over the hearts to add some texture.




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Crafty Cardmakers (only 15 challenges, as many times as you want)– Love, Love, Love
Die Cuttin' D ivas (up to 3 entries) – tell what die cut you used – Love
Tuesday Throwdown – Falling Hearts
Unicorn Challenge Blog – Include a Heart
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  Letters and/or Numbers
Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges with a number
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Anything goes w/optional “romance” 
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog – Love and/or Valentine’s Day
Simply Create Too (enter up to 3 times) – Anything Goes w/optional twist ‘use hearts’

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Dance With The Flowers

This card makes me soooo ready for spring!  I'm tired of the cold, snow and ice.  Granted we do not have it as bad as some places right now, but for me...I love spring and summer!

This image is from Limited Runs' progressive challenge.  This is the second challenge this year.  For this card I used Sharpie markers to color the image and chalk for the sky and ground.  I added a sentiment from Create With TLC, some glossy accents and some Stickles.  Thought the Googly eye would be cute on him too!  I then used flowers, some gems, a bow, lace, a dragonfly die and some leaf dies.





Thanks for looking!
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog (1 entry per person) – Flowers
Crafting With Friends – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – always anything goes
A Gem of A Challenge – Anything Goes
Doing Life with TLC – anything goes using a TLC

Russian To Get Well

So, here is the story behind this one.  I posted the laugh your butt off card not too long ago for one of my co-workers who had a "special" surgery in her 'unmentionable' area...unless you're me...  I told her I bet she wished she could just laugh her butt off...hence that card.  For this card I now have another co-worker heading out for surgery on her leg.  She told me I had to 'keep it clean'...  So, I'd been racking my brain trying to think up something 'clever'.  Friday at work, the 'laugh your butt off' recipient was trying to get my attention at work and said "hey!", so I turned my chair to face her, crossed my arms and went "Hey! Hey! Hey Hey! Hey" while kicking my legs up (all while sitting in my chair).  She started laughing and I said "yeah, I'd like to see Cecilia do that when she gets back"...well...  That is how this one came to be.  Yes, I created the sentiment myself.  I used osme fun papers from a random paper pack I have, added some lace, gems and bows.




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Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Always Anything Goes  
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Always Anything Goes   
QKR Stampede (enter up to 3 times) –  Always Anything Goes     
Crafting With Friends – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – always anything goes
Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Anything Goes
A Gem of A Challenge – Anything Goes

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Love a Man With Brains

Had to make a zombie card!!  Just sort of had to!!  LOL  This image is one of Rick St. Denis'.  I'm not able to find her in the store...Maybe I'm not searching correctly or maybe it's retired?    The sentiment is mine.  I used a couple different heart embossing folders, a round die, a scalloped round die, a heart die and a banner die.  I hand drew the hearts behind the zombie...



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Always Fun Challenges – Love-Valentines
Use Your Stuff – Hearts/Pink Red
Crafty Cardmakers (only 15 challenges, as many times as you want)– Love, Love, Love
Die Cuttin' D ivas (up to 3 entries) – tell what die cut you used – Love
Tuesday Throwdown – Falling Hearts
Unicorn Challenge Blog – Include a Heart
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Add a Heart
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Anything goes w/optional “romance” 
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (up to 5 entries) – cookie photo 
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog – Love and/or Valentine’s Day
Simply Create Too (enter up to 3 times) – Anything Goes w/optional twist ‘use hearts’
Creatalicious Challenges (challenges start the 15th and the last day of the month)– anything goes w/optional ‘love/hearts’
Crazy 4 Challenges – Valentine
SheepSki Designs Challenges All you need is love

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Valentine Creations

Here are a couple Valentine Creations I made...I wanted something to give my new guy...but really, I don't feel like either really work...I like them, don't get me wrong, but not for him!  Hmmm...  I dunno??




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Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– Always anything goes 
Always Fun Challenges – Love-Valentines
Use Your Stuff – Hearts/Pink Red
Die Cuttin' D ivas (up to 3 entries) – tell what die cut you used – Love (heart dies, banner die, word die)
Tuesday Throwdown – Falling Hearts
Unicorn Challenge Blog – Include a Heart
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  Letters and/or Numbers
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes
Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges – with a number
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Add a Heart
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Anything goes w/optional “romance” 
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (up to 5 entries) – cookie photo 
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog – Love and/or Valentine’s Day
Simply Create Too (enter up to 3 times) – Anything Goes w/optional twist ‘use hearts’
Creatalicious Challenges (challenges start the 15th and the last day of the month)– anything goes w/optional ‘love/hearts’

SheepSki Designs Challenges All you need is love

Monday, February 4, 2019

Sit, Stay, Heal

One of my old boss' is having surgery, this is for her.  I love this little Chihuahua Puppies set from Bugaboo and it goes so well with this sentiment form Create With TLC!  I kept this one fairly CAS by just adding some small flowers and a bow.  I added Glossy Accents to the dog's eyes and tongue.



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Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Always Anything Goes  
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– Always anything goes 
Always Fun Challenges – Anything Goes
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  Anything Goes
Sisterhood Of Crafters (no more than 3 entries) –  Diamonds
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – C A S
C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times – Add A Sentiment 
Crafting With Friends – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – always anything goes
Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Anything Goes
A Gem of A Challenge – Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges – groundhog or any other ground animal
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog (Bugaboo Stamps) 3 entries per person – Anythng Goes
Doing Life with TLC – anything goes using a TLC 

On a swing

This fortnight the challenge theme over at Incy Wincy Designs is "Make it Girly" We have two sponosors Little Blue Button Stamps and My Besties.

This card was made using an image from Little Blue Button Stamps called Charlie On The Swing.  I used a few different DPs, lace, flowers, gems, a bow and a charm.




Thanks for looking!

Pile It On – (winners announced on Wednesdays) – Pretty In Pink
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Always Anything Goes 
Tuesday Throwdown – Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– Always anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers (only 15 challenges, as many times as you want)– Add Some Texture
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Anything goes