Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Til The Cows Come Home GC Holder

 Today I watched an awesome video with 3 fun fold card ideas (including instructions), this is the 3rd card idea.  Two were on how to make Gift Card Holders, the other was a different fun fold.  Since I do not have the stamp set used or the papers, I decided I would make a card holder I needed for an upcoming birthday.  I love how this turned out!!  I mainly used all Scrapbooks Gone Digital (site no longer available) elements (with the exception of the gems, pearl drops and twine).  The paper is digi paper, the images are digi images, and I created the sentiment digitally.



Go watch Dawn's video, I'd love to see what you come up with!!  :)

Thanks for looking!

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – ATG

Crafting Happiness Challenges (2 entries per challenge) – card: Halloween, if not a card then atg

A Place To Start – ATG w/Opt. circles AND squares

Through The Craftroom Door  (4 entries max) – ATG

Digi Choosday - ATG

Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes  

Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes

Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – ATG

Crafty Animals – ATG w/Animal  

2crafty critter crazies challenge (Up to 5 entries) – Always anything ‘animals’ goes

Secretstamper/Creative Creases Challenge – ATG w/Fun Folds

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Dark Mixed Media Birthday Card

 Another Co-worker birthday is coming up. I sent out the usual questions (that I've been sending to mycoworkers) to see what they'd like on their cards.

  1. Favorite Color(s) or color combo(s)?
  2. Hobbies?
  3. Funny/Punny or Serious?
  4. Pets?  Kids?
  5. Do you collect things, if so, what?
  6. Sports team?
  7. Food?

She replied with:

  1. Black / burnt colors (red/Orange )
  2. I love the outdoors! I am an avid skier and weightlifting
  3. ALL! Lol I have no clue!
  4. I have 1 cat, 1 dog, and a 4 year old boy whose obsessed with dirt bikes
  5. I don’t really collect things… I love spooky things if that’s helps. Lol I have multiple tattoos with stuff like that
  6. N/A
  7. I do love me some chocolate!     

Well...I got a bit excited!!  I do not get to do as many darker cards as I'd like, just because I don't know if I'd ever find a home for them.  I don't hang with many people who like the darker side of things.  LOL  So...  I went a bit crazy!  

I created my own background paper using cream colored paper, CTMH shimmer pens and a piece of plastic wrap.  I sprinkled/flicked the ink over the plastic wrap and laid/pressed the paper over it.  Then I got the paper a bit damp, rolled it into a ball, flattened it and ran a black stamp pad over the wrinkled marks.  I then cut a slit down the middle (actually, think I was off the center mark a bit...), had to get it wet again down that center in order to bend it enough to glue the zipper onto the torn sides.  I added some grey cheese cloth, a stick pin I made, some roses, a buckle and fun brad w/black ribbon, a scissors charm, some tiny bats, a skull and crossbones and the sentiments.  The picture under the zipper is very similar to the tattoos she has on her legs of her and her sister.  Creepy tat for sure!!


Thanks for looking!

Snippets Playground (one entry/10 challenges max – comment that you want to be in the draw) – atg w/Snippets – my snippets used are…stick pin, charms, tiny bats, belt, brad, sentiments, flowers...

The Corrosive Challenge Blog (4 entries) – ATG

Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) – Favorite Colors

Heart 2 Heart (CTMH based) –  Create a cool background

Crafting Happiness Challenges (2 entries per challenge) – card: Halloween, if not a card then atg

InspirationStation –Trick OR Treat

Little Red Wagon – Birthday

Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) – ATG

Sisterhood Of Crafters (no more than 3 entries) –  Use HAPPY in the sentiment

Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes

A Gem of A Challenge (up to 3 entries) – ATG

Crafty Calendar Challenge – Halloween

Monday, October 3, 2022

Winter Birds Shaker Card

 This is one of the new Stamp Sets being release this month over at Jan's Digi, it's called Winter Snowbirds!!  Here is what all is in the set (plus the uncolored images):


For my card I fussy cut the inside of the framed image using my Cricut so that  I could use it as a shaker card.  I kept this very CAS so as to not draw away from the awesome image too much.  I did add some shimmer tothe snow and birds and added some Glossy Accents to the berries.


Go check out this month's new ATG challenge, and go check out this month's new releases!!  

The Corrosive Challenge Blog (4 entries) – ATG

Winter Wonderland (Must be Christmas)–  Christmas Animals

Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes

Sparkles Christmas (up to 5 entries)– Holly or Ivy

Crafts Galore Encore (3 ENTRIES)– always ATG


Sunday, October 2, 2022

Pumpkin Wishes

This is my creation for this fortnight's Halloween/Autumn challenge at  Dragonfly Dreams.  The sponsor for this challenge is Conie Fong Art & Design.

For this card I pulled out some of my Scrap papers and this adorable image from ConieFongArt called  Pumpkin Kitties and Sentiment.  I used my circle die, used some gems and layed it all out.


Thanks for looking!

InspirationStation – photo challenge (inspiration is the colors and fall...) 


Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) – ATG

Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes  

Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Signs of Fall

A Gem of A Challenge (up to 3 entries) – ATG

Just Us Girls Challenge – 

Crafty Animals – ATG w/Animal  

2crafty critter crazies challenge (Up to 5 entries) – Always anything ‘animals’ goes

Creative Moments  (up to 3)– Autumn Colors

Crafty Calendar Challenge – Halloween


Saturday, October 1, 2022

Monster At The End Of This Book

 Hello!  The book theme this month over at Once Upon A Time Challenge Blog is "The Monster At The End Of This Book".  


This book was always one of my kids' favorites growing up.  Being the crazy  mom I am, I HAD to do the Grover voice!!  Funny story...  When my youngest was in the 2nd grade (maybe it was 1st grade), she took this book with her for Show and Tell and read it to her class, doing the voice!  I got a phone call from her teacher who was laughing soooo hard.  She had to let me know that she read this book, doing the voice, to her class.  How fun is that?  LOL  

For my card, I kept this quite CAS, I used some fun paper I had laying around, a red circle I punched, for the nose, the eyes I cut and punched and a fun mouth I cut out.  The sentiment is a sticker.  This entire card ws made using pretty much nothing but scraps.


I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge!!


Thanks for looking!

Little Red Wagon – Birthday

Sisterhood Of Crafters (no more than 3 entries) –  Use HAPPY in the sentiment

Seize The Birthday (BIRTHDAY THEMED up to 3 entries) – CAS

Cards 4 Galz (enter up to 3 times) – shades of blue

Just Us Girls Challenge – 


Friday, September 30, 2022

Magical Mermaid

 A friend came to me and asked if I could make a card for her to give to her friend.  She said her friend was into skulls, her favorite color is blue and since her birthday was in October asked if I could also add some orange and black.  I found this older image I had that is from Delicious Doodles (I miss this company too), the image is called Black Pearl.  I added some skull buttons, a skull stick pin I made, a bunch of cute fish I recently got from a company called Glitter Lambs.  I also added a few sequin fish and sea horses.  The orange netting was cut using a die cut, the sea plants were cut using my Cricut, the circles were cut using some circle dies.  I added a touch of mesh under the skull and flowers.  I may have gone a bit overboard (pun intended), but I do like how it turned out.  It is just super busy!!  Almost too much to look at.  HAHA






THANKS FOR LOOKING!

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – ATG

A Place To Start – ATG w/Opt. “FANTASY”

Through The Craftroom Door  (4 entries max) – ATG

The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) – Buttons and/or Bows 

Cards 4 Galz (enter up to 3 times) – shades of blue

Alphabet Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – M is for Magic

A Gem of A Challenge (up to 3 entries) – ATG


Owl-Ways Friends

 This card was made for this fortnights' "For a Friend" challenge at Creatalicious.  For this card I used an owl image from the Woodland Friends set by Varada Sharma.  I used my cricut to cut out the leaves, to fussy cut the image and to cut the circles.  I added gems, googly eyes and a sentiment from Create With TLC.


Thanks for looking!

Use Your Stuff – woodgrain

Double Trouble –  Thing 1: Punch (the drink, your fist or a crafting tool).  Thing 3: wood grain.  Thing 2 play along with Use Your Stuff

Through The Craftroom Door  (4 entries max) – ATG

Shopping our stash (up to 13 total challnges)leaves

Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) – ATG1180

Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes  

QKR Stampede (enter up to 3 times) –  Always Anything Goes  

Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes


Saturday, September 24, 2022

Mr & Mrs Wedding Card


Not sure why, but for some reason I was in the mood to make a monchromatic (white) wedding shaker card.  I just got the heart dies in the mail yesterday from CTMH, the ones that go with the heart shaker foams.  I used my Cricut to cut the scalloped square and the Mr & Mrs (I used the shimmer pen on the sentiment).  I made the angel stick pin.  I used my die to cut the butterflies (they blend in almost too well that they seem to get lost).  I added flowers, leaves, gems and string pearls.  I used an embossing folder on the inside square shape.  I really like how it turned out!

Thanks for looking!

The Corrosive Challenge Blog (4 entries) – ATG 

SimonMonday Challenge (up to 5 entries) – Sparkle & Shine

The Crafter’s CafĂ© Challenge Blog (up to 5 entries – only 10 challenges) – Monochrome

Little Red Wagon – All you need is LOVE

Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes  

Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers – ATG w/Dies

A Gem of A Challenge (up to 3 entries) – ATG

Sweet Stampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Add a Sentiment


Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Pumpkin Kisses

 This fun card is another of the new images released this month over at Jan's Digi Stamps.  Don't you just love it??  Here is what you get in the set:




I used the uncolored image from the set and went with the burgundy colors.  The DPs are from a new CTMH paper pack called Four Seasons - Autumn Paper Packet.  I used the pre-colored pumpkin from the stamp set, on the lower left corner, "stitched", using a pen, around the layers, added some gems and used a fun doily.


Thanks for looking!

Snippets Playground (one entry/10 challenges max – comment that you want to be in the draw) – atg w/Snippets – my snippets used are…gems, doily

Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) – Autumn Colors

Paper Funday – ATG W/Opt. Thinking of you

Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes  

Sweet Stampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Add a Sentiment

Creative Moments  (up to 3)– Autumn Colors


Monday, September 19, 2022

Autumn Leaves

 This set is new over at Jan's Digi Shop.  This is called Autumn Leaves.  Pretty huh?  This includes the uncolored images as well.



For this card I used the newer Fall paper from CTMH, some buttons and twine and some cute ribbon from Stamp'in Up.  I rubbed the ink below the image using an eyeshadow brush.


Thanks for looking!

Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) – Autumn Colors

Crafting Happiness Challenges (2 entries per challenge) – autumn, if not a card then atg

InspirationStation – photo challenge

Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes  

Make The Cards Challege Fall

Moving Along With The Times (up to 3 entries)– trees and/or leaves

Alphabet Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – L is for Leaves

Just Us Girls Challenge – 

Sweet Stampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Add a Sentiment

ColorfulOptions – Brown