Monday, August 21, 2017

Black & White



This fortnight over at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge the theme is "Go Wild"  We are being sponsored by Rick St. Dennis.  The card I made was made using Spring 2017.  I added a black ribbon and a grey bow, some black and some white flowers and black and white butterflies.


Thanks for looking!
613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge – Shabby Chic
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (up to 3 entries) – anything goes
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– always anything goes
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown – Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog–  Shabby Chic / Vintage
A Snowflakes Promise (doesn’t have to be winter) –  ANYTHING GOES
The Crafter’s Café Challenge Blog – Black & White with one other color
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  Punches & Dies
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes   
Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges – Anything Goes
Simply Create Too (enter up to 3 times) –  Use Flowers

Friday, August 11, 2017

Simply Butterflies

This fortnight over at Crafting With Dragonflies the challenge theme is "Embossing Wet and/or Dry".  I chose to go relatively simple using dies and an embossing folder, no stamps and no sentiment.  I added a bow, gems and a flower.

   Thanks for looking!
Glitter n Sparkle  (up to 3 entries) Monochrome
Cute Card Thursday – Embossing
Moving Along With The Times – Things that fly

Simply Create Too (enter up to 3 times) –  Use Flowers

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Stars, Stripes And Fair Delights

This year's fair theme will be Stars, Stripes and Fair Delights.  I made this for this year's fair theme.  It is also one of the new releases for Cute As A Button.  You can get it now, and anything else for 40% off using the code BACKTOSCHOOL40 until this Saturday...so HURRY!

For this card I added a current fair map, some flowers, ribbon, twine, gems, star gems and a horse charm/bead.



Thanks for looking!
The Ribbon Girl Blog –  any image
A Snowflakes Promise (doesn’t have to be winter) –  ANYTHING GOES
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes   
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – colors of your flag
Digi Stamps For Joy (up to 3 entries per month) – anything goes w/optional twist of  - Anything Goes or “Summer”

Monday, August 7, 2017

No Words

The challenge this fortnight at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge is "No Words".  We are being sponsored by Small And Round.  This image is called "Flutter".   I colored the image using chalk and ink.  I added some Glossy Accents and Stickles.  I added a flower, a bow, sequins and leaves.  I kept this pretty CAS.  I used the color theme from this week's C.R.A.F.T challenge.


Thanks for looking!
The Ribbon Girl Blog –  any image
Pile It On – (winners announced on Wednesdays) – PRIMARY COLORS AND/OR SOMETHING STARTING WITH “S” (Sequins)
A Snowflakes Promise (doesn’t have to be winter) –  ANYTHING GOES
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– No sentiment
C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Color challenge
Crazy 4 Challenges – bright and cheerful

Digi Stamps For Joy (up to 3 entries per month) – anything goes w/optional twist of  - Anything Goes or “Summer”

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Altered Pringle Box

While hopping around checking out blogs for some inspiration I stopped at 613 Avenue Create and came across this fun little idea of a trinket box made from a Pringles Can...something I just so happened to have.  Then I decided I wanted to make this using the "go green" theme using all recycled items on it.  I may have fibbed the theme just a bit with the bow and the lace...but it was scrap ribbon and scrap lace I had laying around.  My daughter started using her old jeans to make doll clothing and this was from a pair she had already started to cut up.  I used part of the leg and a pocket and the button from the front of the jeans.  I added string pearls, and beads from an old broken necklace (for the feet).  This was so fun to make!!  The tutorial on how to make this can be found here.





Thanks for looking!
613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge – Shabby Chic
Pile It On – (winners announced on Wednesdays) – Recycle
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (up to 3 entries) – anything goes
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Anything Goes  
A Snowflakes Promise (doesn’t have to be winter) –  ANYTHING GOES
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– No sentiment
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes   
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes
Simply Create Too (enter up to 3 times) –  Use Flowers

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Bird House / Altered Book Project

The silly story behind this project:

I've been working on getting ready for the State Fair, A few years ago my daughter and I started entering some of our crafts into the fair, it's now become sort of an addiction!  LOL  I decided to do another altered book project, problem is, I had no clue what I wanted to do.  I could remember my mom taking old magazines or maybe it was phone books and making angels from them...So, I started with that idea.  I grabbed two Sports Illustrated Magazines that my boyfriend hasn't even looked at...(he never really does, he is usually too busy watching sports on TV to read about them in some magazine!  LOL).  Pretty soon I was going nuts gluing things to this.  I had some larger flowers I got from Wild Orchid Crafts that are just a tad bit too big for card projects, a spool of string pearls, and a ton of other items I had laying around in my craft room, a lot of which came from a co-worker.  After I got everything all glued on I went to pick it up, not even thinking it would be flimsy...well duh, it is paper!  So after some self deliberation, I decided to make a trip down to the Idaho Youth Ranch (a second hand store) to see if I could find some kind of plate or platter to put it onto.  I found this nice heavy pie/cake platter.  It has an internal crack inside the glass near the edge so I talked them down on it and only paid a dollar... (Normally I don't barter at a second hand store, but this was broken and I wasn't sure it would work.  LOL)  After gluing my project to the platter I thought it looked sort of boring...well, the thing itself wasn't, it was crazy busy!  haha...  I decided to add a few flowers, some gems and some string pearls all around it.  I decided to share this 'thing' on Facebook and some friends told me it was a pretty "Birdhouse", so, I'm going with it!  Yep, this here thing is a "bird house"!  haha  I hope the judges at the fair like it!




Thanks for looking!
Glitter n Sparkle  (up to 3 entries) Things w/Wings
613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge – STAMPING W/MONOCHROME
Pile It On – (winners announced on Wednesdays) – PRIMARY COLORS AND/OR SOMETHING STARTING WITH “S”
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (up to 3 entries) – anything goes
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– always anything goes
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  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 Crafter’s Café Challenge Blog – More than one fold
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– No sentiment
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Summer
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog –  Anything Goes
Digi Stamps For Joy (up to 3 entries per month) – anything goes w/optional twist of  - Anything Goes or “Summer”

Part Of My Story

This month's theme over at Cute As A Button is "Back To School".  I used the image called "School Books".  I added her to a "page" DP, colored her with pencil and ink, added some fun DPs for the banners and some gems because...I love bling!  LOL  I think this could work as even more than just back to school.  :)


Thanks for looking!
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (up to 3 entries) – anything goes
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– always anything goes
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Anything Goes  
A Snowflakes Promise (doesn’t have to be winter) –  ANYTHING GOES
Little Red Wagon –  Favorite product - bling
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes   
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog –  Anything Goes

Sketch Saturday – (up to 3 entries) SKETCH – any sketch 215-460 - #318

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Catching Snow With Your Tongue

Have I ever mentioned I really do not like making Christmas cards?  I like it even less during the summer...What's worse is when you walk into a JCPenny and they are playing Christmas music in July and that makes you want to make a Christmas card!  haha  Yes, that is what happened yesterday...  No joke!  Crazy!  But here is a Christmas card!

For this card I used flowers, snowflake punches, gems, stickles, a sentiment from Create With TLC and an image from Fred She Said.  I chose not to make it just regular square, so I used some fun shaped cookie cutter dies.


Thanks for looking!
WhoopsiDaisy Challenge  - (up to 2 entries, 3 if at least one is a WD image) – Christmas  
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (up to 5 entries) – cookie photo
Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round (MONTHLY)– anything goes
A Snowflakes Promise (doesn’t have to be winter) –  ANYTHING GOES
ABC Christmas– N is for New, O is for Old (New punch, Old stamps)

New Baby

The Newest challenge over at Crafting With Dragonflies is "Baby Card".   I used a sweet image from The Paper Shelter called Sleepyhead Moon.  I made this so it would work for a boy or a girl, or twins.  I added two rocking horse dies, some flowers, cheese cloth, gems, ribbon and fun DP.


Thanks for looking!
The Ribbon Girl Blog –  any image
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (up to 3 entries) – anything goes
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– always anything goes
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Anything Goes  
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog (1 entry per person) – anything goes
A Snowflakes Promise (doesn’t have to be winter) –  ANYTHING GOES
Little Red Wagon –  sing a song (Oh Mr Moon)
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– No sentiment
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) anything goes   
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday – Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog –  Anything Goes
Digi Stamps For Joy (up to 3 entries per month) – anything goes w/optional twist of  - Anything Goes or “A Special Birthday”
SheepSki Designs Challenges – Square Cardz

Monday, July 17, 2017

Dance Like EVERYONE Is Watching

This Fortnight over at Incy Wincy Design Challenges we are being sponsored by Cute As A Button.  The challenge theme is 1 Paper Layer Only.  I used the image called Belly Dancer.   added more than one layer, but only one was paper.  One layer was glitter tulle.  I added gems, string beads and flowers too.  I colored the belly dancer with pencil and ink then topped her off with some Stickles.


Thanks for looking!
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (up to 3 entries) – anything goes
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– always anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown – one layer
A Snowflakes Promise (doesn’t have to be winter) –  ANYTHING GOES
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) – always anything goes

CropStop Blog – (UP TO 5 ENTRIES, say what you used that is from their store) anything goes (Stickles

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Happy Birthday to Hoo

This is the new freebie for the Limited Runs Progressive Challenge.  This cute owl.  Because it is for Limited Runs I decided to use a couple other Limited Runs images I have already.  So, this card has three different images from Limited Runs.  I turned the owls and the cake into balloons.


Thanks for looking!
The Crazy Challenge (up to 4 entries-winners announced on Wed) – Animals
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– For a Child + a sentiment
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (up to 5 entries) – cookie photo

Shabby chic Dragonfly

This week over at Crafting With Dragonflies the challenge theme is Vintage/Shabby Chic.  So for this challenge I decided I wanted to play with some of my new dies I got from Wish.com...ohhh how dangerously addictive that site it!!  The only new die set is the flower die, I cut out a lot of pink flowers, bent and played with them a bit then glued some beads in the center.  I already had the dragonfly and leaf dies.   To give this that 'shabby chic' look I used a paint brush and some paint and dabbed it onto the edges of the flowers, leaves and DPs.  I did rough up the edges of the papers too.  I added some heart pins, pearls, lace and made a burlap string bow, the burlap string can be found here.



Thanks for looking!
The Ribbon Girl Blog –  any type of card
613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge – STAMPING W/MONOCHROME
The Crazy Challenge (up to 4 entries-winners announced on Wed) – Animals
Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  Bling, Lace and Ribbon
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– always anything goes 
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Anything Goes  
A Snowflakes Promise (doesn’t have to be winter) –  ANYTHING GOES
Little Red Wagon –  thanks bunches
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  punches and/or dies
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) anything
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) – always anything goes
Cute Card Thursday – ribbons/bows
In The Pink (always use more pink than any other color) up to 3 entries – special occasion
CropStop Blog – (UP TO 5 ENTRIES, say what you used that is from their store) anything goes - burlap string

Monday, July 10, 2017

New Releases At Cute As A Button

Today is the day we get to start saving over at Cute As A Button and enjoy some new summer releases!


I played with "Ice Tea".  I colored her using Chalk and ink.  I used a couple small doilies cut in half, a few dies, gems, flowers, ribbon and a sentiment from Create With TLC.



Thanks for looking!
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– always anything goes
Little Red Wagon –  wet and wild
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  Summer Sunshine
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) – always anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog –  Anything Goes 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Monster Sized

Limited Runs is having another progressive challenge, the image this time is just too funny!  He is a "Smiling Monster".  One of my favorite things about digital images is that you can make them any size you want, you can crop certain parts as you wish and once the image is colored, if you have a scanner you can scan it in and then play with the color.  That is what I did here...all of the above!  First I printed the plain image, then I colored it and scanned it into the computer.  Then I laid it out how I wanted the monsters to be.  For the bigger one I changed it to a more red hue, for the green one I changed it to the greener hue.  The blue monster is the same as what I colored.  I added some Glossy Accents to the eyes and lips and some Stickles to the antanea.  I cropped out one of the balls from the blue monster and used it in place of gems.  I added some twine and punched some orange paper for the bottom.  Here is what I came up with...


Thanks for looking!
Pile It On – (winners announced on Wednesdays) – PRIMARY COLORS
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (up to 3 entries) – anything goes
The Crazy Challenge (up to 4 entries-winners announced on Wed) – Animals
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– always anything goes
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Anything Goes  
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  going digital
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– For a Child + a sentiment
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) anything goes   
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) – always anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog –  Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – Magical & Mythical
Just Us Girls Challenge –  blending (blending the colors in the monster using chalk)

Monday, July 3, 2017

Musical Birthday

This fortnight over at Incy Wincy Designs the challenge theme is Friends Forever.  We have two sponsors for this challenge.  Our sponsors are Bugaboo Stamps and Oddball Art.

For this challenge I used a fun image from Oddball Art called Norah's Dance w/Cooper and Cruz..  I colored this image using gel pen, pencil and ink.  I also added some Stickles.  For my card I stuck with the musical theme.  I added some two sided paper from a DCWV paper pack called Preserved Paper.  I used two different musical dies, the birthday one and the musical notes themselves.  I also used a butterfly punch and some round scalloped dies.  I added some ribbon and lace plus some flowers and pink pearls.  Even the leaves were made using a leaf die that I added some texture to using a pair of needle nosed pliers.


Thanks for looking!

Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– always anything goes
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog–  Lots of layers  
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– For a Child + a sentiment
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  anything goes
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) anything goes   
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – AnyTHING goes
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) – always anything goes
Cute Card Thursday – anything goes
C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Add Ribbon and Sparkle
In The Pink (always use more pink than any other color) up to 3 entries – special occasion
4 Crafty Chicks – Anything Goes
Seize The Birthday (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog –  Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges – include something you’d see in a park (dog, cat, flowers, butterfly, kid)
Just Us Girls Challenge –  celebrate
CropStop Blog – (UP TO 5 ENTRIES, say what you used that is from their store) anything goes
Scrapper's Delights Challenges (up to 3 entries ) – anything goes

Friends and Wine

This fortnight over at Incy Wincy Designs the challenge theme is Friends Forever.  We have two sponsors for this challenge.  Our sponsors are Bugaboo Stamps and Oddball Art.

For this card I used an image from Bugaboo called Friends Don't Let Friends Wine Alone.  I colored this image using ink, pencil, chalk, and gel pen.  I covered the glasses and bottle with Glossy Accents.  I added some fun stickers and some twine.  I kept this all pretty simple.


Thanks for looking!
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  anything goes
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) – always anything goes
Cute Card Thursday – anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks – Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog –  Anything Goes
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog (Bugaboo Stamps) 3 entries per person – anything goes

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Holy Cow

Today seems to be a totally dull day, I feel dull and just flat out haven't felt like doing much of anything.  So, I just sat down to make a card.  I decided to follow the sketch from Swet Sketch Wednesday.  I used some fun sunflowers, sunflower paper, gems, an edge punch, some lace, and some dies.






The sketch I followed
 Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

Thanks for looking!
Little Red Wagon –  3 of a kind
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  summer birthday
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) – always anything goes
Cute Card Thursday – anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks – Anything Goes
Seize The Birthday (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes
A Gem of A Challenge – Summer Colors

New Baby

This month's challenge theme over at Cute As A Button is "Summer Fun".  I used Dolphin Mermaid to make this fun card.  I turned this into a new baby card because the dolphin looks like it's a new baby.  I added a fun ocean background, a bow and some hand drawn stitching.  The image was colored with chalks and inks.



Thanks for looking!
The Ribbon Girl Blog –  any type of card
Pile It On – (winners announced on Wednesdays) – PRIMARY COLORS
Cute Card Thursday – anything goes
C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Add Ribbon and Sparkle
4 Crafty Chicks – Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog –  Anything Goes
A Gem of A Challenge – Summer Colors

Saturday, July 1, 2017

So Sorry

It's time for a new challenge over at the Crafting With Dragonflies Challenge Blog.  The challenge theme is "Punches or Dies".  So, I used one punch and the rest of my card was done with dies (not counting the gems and pearls.  I've been way over shopping at Wish.Com finding so many awesome dies for super duper great prices!!  The windows, cat, and flower planter were all from one set.  The bow (it came in three sizes) was in another set, and the flower (four different sizes) came in another set.  I already had the words and the leaf dies.  The pretty edging on the bottom was done using an edge punch.  That window is so cool, the windows open, so the cat could slink out onto the flowers.  LOL



Thanks for looking!
Glitter n Sparkle  (up to 3 entries) Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (up to 3 entries) – anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown – Creative Borders
A Snowflakes Promise (doesn’t have to be winter) –  ANYTHING GOES
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) anything goes   
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – AnyTHING goes
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) – always anything goes
Cute Card Thursday – anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks – Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog –  Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges – include something you’d see in a park (FLOWERS AND THE CAT)

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Mermaid Wishes

When I should be sleeping I've been crafting.  I pulled out this fun Mermaid image from Aurora Wings.  I added shells, lace, ribbon, pearls, flowers, gems, glossy accents, stickles and fun DP.  I colored the image using chalk.


Thanks for looking!
The Crazy Challenge (up to 4 entries-winners announced on Wed) – Summer Love
Aurora Wings Challenge Blog (one image unless using an AW image/then 3) – Under The Sea
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– bingo (DP, Digi, Color)
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  Use Patterned Paper
Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges – FEISTY FEMALES W/FLOWERS
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) – always anything goes
Cute Card Thursday – Seaside/Beach
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (up to 5 entries) – cookie photo
Crazy 4 Challenges – include some form of water

Dream

Sometimes I love papers that already have the sentiment on them...like this one that says 'Dream'!  So, I've mentioned on previous posts that I've been getting new dies in the mail that I've ordered from Wish.com.  Fare warning, this site is extremely addicting!!  This shoe is one of my new dies, as are the bow and the flower dies.  I also added some wood butterflies, lace doilies and some pearls.


Thanks for looking!
Glitter n Sparkle  (up to 3 entries) Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (up to 3 entries) – anything goes
Crafting From The Heart  (up to 3 entries)– always anything goes
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Anything Goes  
A Snowflakes Promise (doesn’t have to be winter) –  ANYTHING GOES
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  Use Patterned Paper
Sisterhood Of Crafters (no more than 3 entries) –  anything goes, but try thinking outside the box
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) anything goes   
Create and Inspire  (Up to 3 entries)– ALWAYS anything goes
Inspiration Destination (enter as many times as you like) – always anything goes