Sunday, October 13, 2019

Be Like The Flower

This fortnight there is a new sketch to follow over at Catch The Bug's Stella Says Sketch challenge.  Here it is:




I've been working on using up some of my older stuff that are just taking up space, for instance, I have this book full of borders for scrapbooking.  Well, I pulled a pink border from it, added a strip of the green iron on gems (glued on), some gems the Bugaboo image (Tall Flower Bear) and a sentiment from Create With TLC.

Thanks for looking!Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers (only 15 challenges, as many times as you want)– Add a critter
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Always Anything Goes                
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes
Crafting by Designs – Anything Goes 
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes    
Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Anything Goes 

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Christmas Prayer

I made a similar card a few years ago, someone asked if I could make them a couple like it...Since I do not like to make two the same, I did make these with some minor differences.  I used a tree die, snowflake die, gems, lace and twine.



Thanks for looking!
Always Fun Challenges – Dies or Punches
Papercraft Challenges – Monochromatic
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  Christmas
C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Christmas
Winter Wonderland (Must be Christmas)  Merry & Bright
Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round (MONTHLY)– Christmas Angel, Winter angel or Nativiity
Cute N Crafty Christmas – Anything Christmas/Winter Goes

Fall Elephant

This week's challenge over at Catch The Bug is Happy Fall Y'all.  For this card I used an image called Edward Fall Pumpkins.  I added a fun stick pin that I made and a squirrel charm.  I added a bunch of flowers, some lace, gems and even some leaves.

Thanks for looking!
Crafty Cardmakers (only 15 challenges, as many times as you want)– Add a critter
Make My Monday  – Autumn   
Shopping our stash anything pumpkin/fall/autumn related or autumn based color theme
Sisterhood Of Crafters (no more than 3 entries) –  Wood Related (wood beads on the elephant stick pin)
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Halloween Colors
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (up to 5 entries) – cookie photo 
Just Us Girls Challenge  Frame It!
Abit more time to craft – Anything Goes
SweetStampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Autumn or Halloween
Crafty animals – Always anything ‘animals’ goes

Friday, October 11, 2019

Spooktacular

The Friday Freebie over at Bugaboo is this sweet image.  For my card I kept it simple to make the image stand out more.  I added a bow and used a fun edge stamp behind it.

Thanks for looking!
Always Fun Challenges – Dies or Punches (EDGE PUNCH ON BLUE PAPER)
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– Halloween/Fall + a sentiment
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Halloween Colors
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes Optional ‘Spooky’
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (up to 5 entries) – cookie photo 
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog – Anything Goes
Simply Create Too (enter up to 3 times) – Anything Goes w/twist spooky/scary
Creatalicious Challenges (challenges start the 15th and the last day of the month & up to 3 entries)– anything goes w/optional ‘Use a punch” (EDGE PUNCH ON BLUE PAPER)

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

I can see my own @#!

I love this new Bugaboo release Mildred - So Far Behind.  She so totally hit the nail on the head with this sentiment.  For my card I stuck with Pink, Grey and white.  I added grey pearls and pink gems.  Iused a couple of fun dies and a bow.  I also added some lace.


Thanks for looking!
Unicorn Challenge Blog – Pretty In Pink
Papercraft Challenges – Monochromatic
The Crafter’s CafĂ© Challenge Blog (up to 5 entries – only 10 challenges) – Use Pink and/or Make a Tag
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  Think Pink
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries)Use Ribbon
Creations In Pink (up to 3 entries per month) Anything goes, in pink
CreativeCraft Cottage (starts the 7th & 21st) Make It Pink

Monday, October 7, 2019

Birthday Cards

This fortnight over at Incy Wincy Designs we have two fantastic sponsors My Besties and Sheepski Designs.  The theme this fornight is "FaLl CoLoRs".  I made 2 birthday cards.

For this card I used an image from Sheepksi Designs called Honey n Money.  I kept this fairly CAS, I added a bow and some gems and that is about all!  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.


For this card I used a clear rubber stamp from My Besties called A Little Magic.  For this card I added a couple of coockie cutter shapes, a big bow and a sentiment from Create With TLC.


Thanks for looking!
Crafty Cardmakers (only 15 challenges, as many times as you want)– Add a critter
Papercraft Challenges – Monochromatic
Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges Autumn Colors
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Fall Colors
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes Optional ‘Spooky’
Cards 4 Galz (enter up to 3 times) – Pretty Bows
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries)Use Ribbon
SweetStampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Use a Sentiment
Crafty animals – Always anything ‘animals’ goes

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Fall Birthday

This week's challenge over at Bugaboo is 'Anything Goes'.  With it being fall, I thought I would play with fall colors and a fun fall image.  This image is called BUGAUTCRITT02 Autumn Critter Stack 02.  I used the pre-colored image, a fun sunflower sticker, a sentiment die and some gems.


Thanks for looking!
Crafty Cardmakers (only 15 challenges, as many times as you want)– Add a critter
Makemy Monday – Autumn
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog (1 entry per person) – ATG
Little Red Wagon  Pumpkins
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes
Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges Autumn Colors
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Fall Colors
Crafting by Designs – Anything Goes 
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (up to 5 entries) – cookie photo 
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog – Anything Goes
QKR Stampede (enter up to 3 times) –  Always Anything Goes    
Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes    
Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Anything Goes
Just Us Girls Challenge  Designer Paper 
Abit more time to craft – Anything Goes
Crafty animals – Always anything ‘animals’ goes

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Still Hot...

I think Stella is one of my favorite characters in the Bugaboo Shop!!  This one is almost NOT funny, just because of how true it is now days for me and a lot of my friends.  Did you know October 1st was International Day of Oldpersons?  Go figure! For this card I used an image called 'Still Hot'.  I pretty much let the paper do the decorating with the exception of the gems.
Thanks for looking!
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Always Anything Goes                
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  Celebrations
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes
Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges Autumn Colors
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Fall Colors
Crafting by Designs – Anything Goes 
Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes    
Abit more time to craft – Anything Goes

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Courage

This is a fun new release from Bugaboo.  I love these images that come with a sentiment like this.  You can either just color and make it the whole card or add to it.  This time I chose to add to it.  I used a doily, a boot charm, some large gold gems and some twine.


Thanks for looking!
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – Anything Goes
Cute Card ThursdayUse a Sentiment
Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes    
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries)From Boys to Men
SweetStampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Use a Sentiment

Friday, September 27, 2019

It's a Boy

My roommate has a co-worker who had a baby boy.  She asked for a card to give him and his wife.  I went in and made 2 cards for the occasion so she could choose...then I just gave her one that I chose.  LOL  This is not the one I gave her...But I do love how it turned out!  This one was an idea I saw on Pintrest and had to give it a try.  I didn't use any stamps, no sentiments even, I let the paper speak for itself.  The lack of a sentiment is why I gave her the other one...it does say congratulations on the inside...but still...

For this card I used cookie cutter circle dies and a banner die, the other stuff I just cut on my own.  I added one gem, a couple of buttons and a fun little pacifier/binky/dummy that was tied to some hemp twine.


Thanks for looking!
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Always Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown – only one entry for this Anything Goes challenge
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  ATG
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes Optional ‘Masculine’
Crafting by Designs – Anything Goes 
Seize The Birthday (up to 3 entries) – Geometric Shapes (it's celebrating a birth...does that count as birthday?)
QKR Stampede (enter up to 3 times) –  Always Anything Goes    
Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes    
Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Anything Goes
Abit more time to craft – Anything Goes

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Cleaning With Vodka

Here we are with another weekly challenge over at Catch The Bug Challenge Blog.  The theme this week is a bingo challenge.  Here is the board:


I went with "Sentiment, Sparkle and Bugaboo Image".  I used the Stella - Clean With Vodka image.  I made this card for my new roommate who loves her vodka and hates cleaning (however, she is doing ok keeping the living areas clean).  I just thought the image was perfect for her...she agreed when I gave it to her, plus she sort of looks like Stella...not meant as an insult.  LOL  I added a die sentiment, the cupcake image came fromt he paper pack that the paper I used came from.


Thanks for looking!
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  Digi image
Cute Card ThursdayDies & Punches
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Anything Goes
SheepSki Designs Challenges Die cuts and/or Punches
Abit more time to craft – Anything Goes
SweetStampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Use a Sentiment

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Celebrate Fall

With all of the fall challenges out there I was inspired to make something "fallish".  I pulled out the perfect paper pack and got to work.  I used a pre-colored image from The Paper Shelter called Autumn Enchantment.  I added soem gems, a word die and then I followed the sketch from Sketch Saturday:


Thanks for looking!
Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  Autumn Colors
Always Fun Challenges – Color Inspiration
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog (1 entry per person) – Fall Colors
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  Digi image
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– Fall/Autumn + a sentiment
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Fall Colors
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes Optional ‘Autumn Colors’
C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Autumn/Winter
Cards4 Galz (enter up to 3 times) – Autumn/Fall
Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday – (up to 3 entries) SKETCH
Abit more time to craft – Anything Goes
Cute As A Button – Anything Goes
SweetStampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Use a Sentiment

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Find Some Tequila

So, this is a new favorite 'When Life Gives You Lemons" phrase!!  My 50th birthday is fast approaching (Oct 23), so needless to say, taquila isn't as big of a friend as it once was.  LOL  Here we are with a Humor Me Wednesday Challenge.  Did you know that September 21st is International Day of Peace...I'm sure some tequila could bring us all peace, especially when life gives us lemons!!

The image I used for this card is Frame it - JJ - Life Gives You Lemons.  I kept this card very simple by using some fun DP and just added a few gems and a strip of yellow paper.


Thanks for looking!
613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – Anything Goes
Cupcake Inspirations (up to 3 entries) –  Blue & Yellow  
Little Red Wagon  Apples and Bananas (Fruit of any kind)
Crafting by Designs – Anything Goes 
Creatalicious Challenges (challenges start the 15th and the last day of the month)– anything goes w/optional ‘Circles”
SweetStampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Use a Sentiment

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Coffee Moment

This is this month's progressive challenge image for Limited Runs.  Well...one of the bears is...I played some and added the coffee (also a Limited Runs image), and adding a second bear (same image).  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.

Thanks for looking!

Brown Sugar Challenge Blog – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries)Anything goes ‘prize from ‘tattered lace’”
A Gem of A Challenge – Anything Goes
Abit more time to craft – Anything Goes
SweetStampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Use a Sentiment
Crafty animals #28 – Always anything ‘animals’ goes

Monday, September 16, 2019

I love books, but love you more

Okay, I love this sentiment so much!  I'm an avid book listener, yes I know I wrote listener.  I love audible; especially the romance package!  Being a crafter I love to take the time most people would spend reading, making cards!  But, I also listen to my books when I'm cleaning, at work,driving, in bed...I find it very relaxing!

This fortnight over at Incy Wincy Designs the challenge theme is "Back To School/Children", we have two great sponsors Little Blue Button and Cute as A Button - fun they both have the word Button in their names!  I decided to play with images from both companies.  I created the sentiment myself and used it on both cards.  I also kept them both very CAS... 

On my first card I used a Little Blue Button image called Student-Sophie.  I just added a few different layers and some gems.  I did put some Glossy Accents onto her eyes, just for a little texture.

For this second card I used an image from Cute As A Button called Nothing Like A Good Book.  I added some gems, I drew the stitching around the entire thing and added some Stickles for the texture.

Thanks for looking!
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Anything Goes
A Gem of A Challenge – Anything Goes
Abit more time to craft – Anything Goes
Cute As A Button – Anything Goes
SweetStampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Use a Sentiment
CreativeCraft Cottage (starts the 7th & 21st) – For the Man in your life