Thursday, October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween

Todays card is one I made sing an oldie set and an oldie image from Bugaboo.  For the front of this card I used Scene it - Halloween Witch, for the inside I connected six of the images from the Mini Set - Monster Blocks.  This was super fun to make!!

Thanks for looking!
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges – Halloween
Crafty Cardmakers (only 15 challenges, as many times as you want)– Halloween
Shopping our stash – Halloween
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Halloween Colors
Cards 4 Galz (enter up to 3 times) – Something Beginning with ‘S’ (Stars)
SweetStampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Autumn or Halloween

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Hi There

Here is the newest Stella Says Sketch for this fornight's challenge:


For this card I found three papers from the same paper pack, used some Kraft Paper, used a fun little border strip from an old pack I found (then added gems to) and added some more gems and a bow.


Thanks for looking!
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon  Farewell, Good Luck, Happy Retirement, I miss you, Bon Voyage, etc…
Crafting by Designs – Anything Goes 
Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes    

Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Anything Goes

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Squirrel Thanks

This week's challenge over at Catch the Bug is a color challenge:


For my card I used a fun image called Autumn Squirrel.  I used a die set I must have purchased a while back that I've not used (the antlers with the heart and the fun leafy background wreath die), a word die and a sunflower sticker.

Thanks for looking!
Die Cuttin' D ivas (up to 3 entries) – tell what die cut you used – Fabulous Fall
Papercraft Challenges – Harvest/Fall
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  Fall/Autumn colors
Moving Along With The Times – Rich Autumn colors
Crazy 4 Challenges – wreaths

Friday, October 25, 2019

Too Cute

This adorable little Scarecrow girl is this week's Bugaboo Freebie!  I've had this printed cork paper for a while and decided I wanted to try using it.  I added part of a cloth doily, some gems a twine bow and a sentiment.


Thanks for looking!
Cupcake Inspirations (up to 3 entries) –  Fall 
Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  Add a Sentiment
Use Your Stuff – TIC TAC TOE (Image, Bling, twine)
Papercraft Challenges – Harvest/Fall
The Crafter’s Café Challenge Blog (up to 5 entries – only 10 challenges) – Halloween and/or Use a stencil and/or use purple, orange and black
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– For a child
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  Fall/Autumn colors
C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Halloween/Thanksgiving/Bonfire Night
Creatalicious Challenges (challenges start the 15th and the last day of the month & up to 3 entries)– anything goes w/optional ‘autumn/Halloween”

Monday, October 21, 2019

Butterflies nad Flowers

Here it is, another challenge over at Incy Wincy Designs.  This fortnight we have Starstampz sponsoring us.  I used the image My Sweet Rose.  I added a ton of flowers, some butterflies, gems, lace pearls and a ribbons.  For the leaves I used a fun pair of dies.  To add a little more textrure, I added some Glossy Accents to her eyes.  This morning as I was preparing my post I realized my card doesn't even work for our challenge.  Somehow I missed that that challenge theme was "Metallic"  I'm pretty sure the only thing metallic on this card is the back side of the orange gems...personally, I wouldn't allow that to count...so, this is now a 'just because' card.


Thanks for looking!
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – Anything Goes
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 
Seize The Birthday (up to 3 entries) – For the Kids
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes    
Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Anything Goes

Your Pet Ghost

I decided this year, as a Halloween gift I would make my co-workers a gift.  I had so much fun, I made extras too.  I am only showing four of them in this picture.  To make these I just folded a piece of paper, and added the image and sentiment "Your new pet ghost - Ghosts are virtually mess free, and they don't require feeding, toys or exercise!  What I didn't show is the note I printed and glued to the back "This is not edible; it is for entertainment purposes only.  Happy Halloween from Karen Christensen".  In case you're wondering, the ghosts were made from dryer lint and googly eyes.  The images I used for this are all from the Goofy Ghost collection...  Tail Star, Tombstone, Moonstar and Funny.

I handed these out early so that my co-workers could enjoy them BEFORE Halloween.  They had such a kick with them.  Every one was different.  Some of my co-workers named theirs.  Someone said "there is a hair on mine", my smart alec reply "oh, he was in an 80's hair band"...It all went down hill from there!  HAHA



Thanks for looking!
Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  Add a Sentiment
The Crafter’s Café Challenge Blog (up to 5 entries – only 10 challenges) – Halloween and/or Use a stencil and/or use purple, orange and black
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Halloween Colors
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (up to 5 entries) – cookie photo  
Simply Create Too (enter up to 3 times) – Anything Goes w/twist spooky/scary
SweetStampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Autumn or Halloween
Creatalicious Challenges (challenges start the 15th and the last day of the month & up to 3 entries)– anything goes w/optional ‘autumn/Halloween”

Saturday, October 19, 2019

F'd Up Fairy

Today I realized It has been a long time since I've made anything using one of my many stamp companies images...I love QKR images!!  Granted the main sentiment is from Bugaboo Stamps' Fairy Visit set.  The image used is called Wizard Bear.  I added some googly eyes and stickles onto the bear, added flowers and gems to the card.  I stuck with shades of pink.


Thanks for looking!
Always Fun Challenges – Monochrome
Crafty Cardmakers (only 15 challenges, as many times as you want)– Sparkle
Unicorn Challenge Blog – Pretty In Pink
Little Red Wagon  Bring your teddy to work/school day
Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges Feature a Creature
Crafting by Designs – Anything Goes 
QKR Stampede (enter up to 3 times) –  Always Anything Goes    

With Thanks Deer

The challenge this week over at Catch The Bug is a Bingo Challenge:
For my creation I went with Gems, Die Punch and Ribbon or 3 Layers, Orange, ribbon, or 3 Layers, Players Choice, Gems.  No tickets or Flowers, so that sort of made it impossible for a blackout.  LOL  I used a fun image called Autumn Critter Stack 01.  I used the pre-colored image, added a couple of leaves, a bow and some gems.

Thanks for looking!
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges – Monochrome
Papercraft Challenges – Harvest/Fall
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes
Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges Feature a Creature
Crafting by Designs – Anything Goes 
Cards 4 Galz (enter up to 3 times) – Shades of Brown
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes    
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 18, 2019

Over The Hill

Five days until I'm officially "Over The Hill"...so, I had to use this sentiment rather than the one that comes with the image.  The image, by the way, is this week's freebie over at Bugaboo.  Rather than leaving the back of the truck empty I decided to put a cupcake in the back...a big cupcake from the  Sweet Treats Set.  I used a fun edge trimmer on the orange paper and fussy cut around the image so that I could make it look like part of it was on the blue paper.  I added some twine and then used Glossy Accents on his glasses, the truck and the cherry.


Thanks for looking!

Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog (1 entry per person) – Birthday
Crafting by Designs – Anything Goes 
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog – Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries)Spots and/or Stripes
Abit more time to craft – Anything Goes

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Happy Boss' Day

I have made my boss a Boss' Day card for the last few years using a Stella image.  This year is no exception.  This time I used the sentiment from Stella Work - Terrible Way and the image is Stella Work - Take That Chance.  I didn't use the sentiment because I think I used it on one of the other cards I made for her.  I added some lace, ribbon, flowers, sissor charms, a lacy corner die and some 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                
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes
Crafting by Designs – Anything Goes 
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
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries)Spots and/or Stripes
Creatalicious Challenges (challenges start the 15th and the last day of the month & up to 3 entries)– anything goes w/optional ‘Use a punch”
Abit more time to craft – Anything Goes

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Happy Turkey Day

I thought this image would be perfect for a baggie topper.  Put some fall goodies into a baggie and staple this sweet image on it!  That is exactly what I did.  This is a new Bugaboo release called Happy Turkey Day.


Thanks for looking!
Cupcake Inspirations (up to 3 entries) –  Something inside  
Papercraft Challenges – Harvest/Fall
Shopping our stash It’s Pumpkin Spice Season (Fall/pumpkin/autumn colors…)
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (up to 5 entries) – cookie photo  
Abit more time to craft – Anything Goes
Crafty animals – Always anything ‘animals’ goes

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 Café 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