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!



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  
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