Friday, December 27, 2019

Happy Happy Joy Joy

I only just realized I forgot to post this for the current Incy Wincy Designs challenge - Happiness!  Ugh!  The holidays, and all that goes with it (weddings, Mrs. Claus gigs, depression, shopping, a surgery, etc...) just totally slipped my mind.  Luckily most of the posts are usually pre-scheduled for my DTs.  Sorry for letting you down teamies!

The challenge is being sponsored by one of our own, Nikki from Limited Runs Stamps is giving the winner 3 images of their choice.  I picked an image called  Zetti 3 to play with.  Over the summer I found this strange little doll type thing that has wings and a crown.  I figured it would be great for a card.  This one has a little bit of everything on it, wood bird, a small jar of hearts, a few kinks of an old necklace, flowers, ribbon, gems, a butterfly...so much in such a small place!  haha  It is a card that might take a few minutes to look at before you see it all...then look again and find something you missed! ;)


Thanks for looking!
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – Anything Goes
Make My Monday Female Birthday 
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Always Anything Goes              
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog – Anything Goes
QKR Stampede (enter up to 3 times) –  Always Anything Goes    
Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries)ATG
SheepSki Designs Challenges Your favorite things
SweetStampers (starts the 10th of every month) – ATG

Friday, December 20, 2019

Seasons Greetings

Friday Freebie Recipe Challenge
Use a Critter the freebie and the following recipe:
Keep it SIMPLE with 2 layers and ribbon or twine

Today we have a fun Poppi freebie over at Bugaboo stamps. image to play with!  I added some trees, a few small flowers, a bow and some pearls.  I really didn't follow the instructions on this one...  Oops!  But, here is what I made with the freebie!


Thanks for looking!

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Enough Reindeer?

Oldie But Goodie Color Challenge
Use a Bugaboo Stamps Critter Oldie and the below color challenge

For today's challenge we get to follow a color chart and use an older critter image.  I used Puppy - Enough Reindeer.  Isn't he adorable?  I added some pearls and flowers and used an embossing folder for the main base layer.


Thanks for looking!
Use Your Stuff – Christmas
Crafty Cardmakers (only 15 challenges, as many times as you want)– Christmas
Make My Monday Anything Christmas 
Papercraft Challenges – CHRISTMAS
Shopping our stash – Happy Holidays
The Crafter’s Café Challenge Blog (up to 5 entries – only 10 challenges) – Holidays OR something starting with C
Little Red Wagon – Any Winter Holiday Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– Christmas/Winter w/a sentiment
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – tis the season blog hop
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes Optional Twist – Christmas

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Learned From Santa


Todays challenge over at Catch The Bug is to create a funny critter card using the photo as inspiration.  For my card I used Candy Cane Charlie.  I stuck with the red and white for the most part.  I added a sentiment from Create With TLC.  I added a checkered bow and called it good.


Thanks for looking!
Use Your Stuff – Christmas
Crafty Cardmakers (only 15 challenges, as many times as you want)– Christmas
Make My Monday Anything Christmas 
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog (1 entry per person) – ATG
Papercraft Challenges – CHRISTMAS
Shopping our stash – Happy Holidays
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes Optional Twist – Christmas
Winter Wonderland (Must be Christmas)  ATG
Crafty animals – Always anything ‘animals’ goes
The Crafter’s Café Challenge Blog (up to 5 entries – only 10 challenges) – Holidays OR something starting with C
Little Red Wagon – Any Winter Holiday Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– Christmas/Winter w/a sentiment
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – tis the season blog hop

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Christmas Lights

Today's challenge is Tic Tac Toe, pick 3 in a row.  I did a 'black out'...do I get bonus points for that?  LOL  I used the new release called Christmas Mouse Light.  Isn't she adorable?  I added some glitter to the light and a gem to her bow.  As for the card, I used a light die, flower die (made my own flowers), tree die w/a gem topper and then added a bow.  I am fairly certain you can see the rest from the tic tac toe card.  Head on over to Catch The Bug and show us what you can do!


Thanks for looking!Use Your Stuff – Christmas
Crafty Cardmakers (only 15 challenges, as many times as you want)– Christmas
Make My Monday Anything Christmas 
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog (1 entry per person) – ATG
Papercraft Challenges – CHRISTMAS
Shopping our stash – Happy Holidays
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes Optional Twist – Christmas
Cards 4 Galz (enter up to 3 times) – Cute Christmas
Winter Wonderland (Must be Christmas)–  ATG
Crafty animals – Always anything ‘animals’ goes

Monday, December 16, 2019

Meowy Christmas Cash

The challenge today at Catch The Bug is to create Anything but a card using a holiday critter and glitter.  Once again I've made a cash/gift card holder.  I used Cat Topper Christmas, added some glossy accents to the eyes and some glitter stickles to the hats.  I added some gems and called it good!


Thanks for looking!
Crafty Cardmakers (only 15 challenges, as many times as you want)– Christmas
Make My Monday Anything Christmas 
Papercraft Challenges – CHRISTMAS
Shopping our stash – Happy Holidays
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– Christmas/Winter w/a sentiment
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  Interactive Christmas
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes Optional Twist – Christmas
Cards 4 Galz (enter up to 3 times) – Cute Christmas
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries)Inspired by a song (We Wish You A Merry Christmas)
Crafty animals – Always anything ‘animals’ goes

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Merry Kiss-My-@!# Cat

Who doesn't appreciate a Crabby Cat Christmas?  LOL  I decided to use him for this sketch challenge.  This only a few layers deep, most were just laid out digitally then print.  The red and brown cardstock are the other two layers.  I added a bow and called it good.  These are great when you know you are going to be mailing a card out and do not want to deal with the weight or thickness of so many layers, but still want it to appear as such.  I added a bow which will be the most of the layers.  Now it is your turn to head on over to the Catch The Bug Holiday Chaos challenge and show us what you can do with this fun sketch!

Thanks for looking!
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – Anything Goes 
Make My Monday – Anything Christmas 
Papercraft Challenges – CHRISTMAS
Shopping our stash – Happy Holidays
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– Christmas/Winter w/a sentiment
Sisterhood Of Crafters (no more than 3 entries) –  Anything Christmas
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – tis the season blog hope
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes Optional Twist – Christmas
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog – Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland (Must be Christmas)–  ATG 
Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Anything Goes
SweetStampers (starts the 10th of every month) – ATG
Crafty animals – Always anything ‘animals’ goes

Saturday, December 14, 2019

It's all about the love...and money


Today is the day!!  The very first official day of the Holiday Critter Chaos of 2019 over at Catch The Bug.  Today's challenge is "Create a project using a Holiday Critter AND Snow.  So, I chose to make a gift cart/cash holder using Autumn Critter Stack 01.  I used some fun paper, a snowflake edge punch, one of the punch outs from the edge punch and some pearls.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC...I added the "and money" myself.


Thanks for looking!!

Always Fun Challenges – Snowflakes
Make My Monday Anything Christmas 
Papercraft Challenges – CHRISTMAS
Shopping our stash – Happy Holidays
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– Christmas/Winter w/a sentiment
Sisterhood Of Crafters (no more than 3 entries) –  Anything Christmas
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – tis the season blog hope
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes Optional Twist – Christmas
C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Christmas Present
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog – Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland (Must be Christmas)  ATG 
Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Anything Goes
SweetStampers (starts the 10th of every month) – ATG
Crafty animals – Always anything ‘animals’ goes
Sparkles Christmas (up to 3 entries)– Winter Wonderland

Friday, December 13, 2019

Red and White Christmas Candy

Here is this week's Friday Freebie for Bugaboo!  Love this little bear!  This is also the beginning of our 2019 Holiday Chaos Celebration at Catch The Bug!!  This will officially run from December 14 - December 20 with a new challenge every day with so many chances to win!!  Oh, I can't wait for you to see all of the wonderful things that have been made by the DT for these challenges!!

Here is my Friday Freebie make.  I stayed with just red and white (except for the bear of course).  I played with some layering of squares, added a lot of gems, some flowers and a bow.  The lower (not the base) layer has some fun texture made with an embossing folder.


Thanks for looking!  Come back tomorrow, and every day until the 20th to see all of the fun challenges and what I made for them!!  :)

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers (only 15 challenges, as many times as you want)– Christmas
Make My Monday Anything Christmas 
Papercraft Challenges – CHRISTMAS

Shopping our stash – Happy Holidays
Sisterhood Of Crafters (no more than 3 entries) –  Anything Christmas
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes Optional Twist – Christmas
C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Christmas Present
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (up to 5 entries) – cookie photo 
Cards 4 Galz (enter up to 3 times) – Cute Christmas
SweetStampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Christmas
Crafty animals – Always anything ‘animals’ goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog – Anything Goes

Winter Wonderland (Must be Christmas)–  ATG
QKR Stampede (enter up to 3 times) –  Always Anything Goes     

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Winter Wishes

The challenge this fortnight over at Incy Wincy Designs is Christmas without Red or Green.  I almost made it that way...somehow I forgot about it while doing the holly on her and the kitty's hats and on the bird.  Oops!  I was going to skip posting this all together because of it, but decided that it wouldn't be fair to our sponsor Polkadoodles.  The image used is Snowy Footprints.  I added some snowflakes, used a fun corner punch, Glossy Accents on the berries and Stickles on the fur of the hats.


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)– No DP
Shopping our stash – Happy Holidays
Winter Wonderland (Must be Christmas)  Holly and/or Ivy
Creatalicious Challenges (challenges start the 15th and the last day of the month & up to 3 entries)– Anything Goes w/Optional ‘winter’
Creations In Pink (up to 3 entries per month) Anything goes, in pink
SheepSki Designs Challenges Christmas is coming
Cute As A Button – ATG w/optional ‘let it snow’
SweetStampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Christmas
Crafty animals – Always anything ‘animals’ goes
Sparkles Christmas (up to 3 entries)– Winter Wonderland

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

We Survived

There is a lot of new images over at Bugaboo Stamps.  This is one of them.  This is Snow Friends.  It should be in the shop very soon if it isn't already (it isn't as I'm posting this).

I made this using my own sentiment in the box provided.  I stuck with black and red with some white for contrast.  I used two dies, a snowflake edge die and a single snowflake die.  I used pearl Nuvo Crystal Drops and some Crystal Stickles.  I added some gems to top it all off.


Thanks for looking!
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges – Snowman
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog (1 entry per person) – ATG
Shopping our stash – Happy Holidays
Little Red Wagon  Snow much fun
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  ATG
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (up to 5 entries) – cookie photo 
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges (challenges start the 15th and the last day of the month & up to 3 entries)– Anything Goes w/Optional ‘winter’
Abit more time to craft – Anything Goes
SweetStampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Christmas
Sparkles Christmas (up to 3 entries)– Winter Wonderland

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Angel Blessings

The challenge this week over at Catch the Bug is a recipe challenge.  The recipe is Fall colors and twine.  I used a fun angel image called BugSweetAng.  I tried coloring her to look like a Willowtree angel.  I added some brown ribbon and a charm using the twine to hold it on.  The sentiment is a die.


Thanks for looking!
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 Twist – Ribbons and/or Bows
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog – Anything Goes

Friday, November 29, 2019

Vodka

Okay, I've used this image a few times now and guess what!  It's this week's Friday Freebie!!  This is Stella - Clean with Vodka.  I added some lace over some kraft paper, a bow and a bottle die.


Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Great time for a ride

Happy Thanksgiving!  Yeah, this card has nothing to do with any of the holidays...but, it's fun!  haha  The gnome is from Limited Runs called Gnome 1, the motorcycle is from Fred She Said called Afternoon Ride.  Today it's a bit too cold unless you're well wrapped up and not going into the foothills.  But it really is nice to go for a ride every once in a while.  :)

Thanks for looking!
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  ATG
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes
Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Anything Goes
Abit more time to craft – Anything Goes