Saturday, February 29, 2020

When Pigs...and cows FLY

After being sick all week and not really doing anything be laying in bed and sleeping, I've been trying to get some play time in my craft room.  I pulled out a couple of images from QKR - Cow Fairy and Flying Pig.  I used one sentiment from Create With TLC and two that I created myself.  I cut the clouds using my Cricut.  I didn't feel the need to add anything else.




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Make My Monday critters 
Double Trouble – Challenge #50 – create a tall/skinny card (it's tall and skinny when it's closed up), optional (lets stack it up - I stacked up the flying animals)
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– ATG + a sentiment 
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  ATG
QKR Stampede (enter up to 3 times) –  Always Anything Goes  
Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges (challenges start the 15th and the last day of the month & up to 3 entries)– Anything Goes w/Optional Monochrome
Crazy 4 Challenges – card of celebration

Fairy Love

This fun fold card and flowers was cut out using my Cricut, as was the Beautiful Fairy from Bugaboo.  There are actually FOUR LAYERS to this card, not counting the layers of cheese cloth.  I had someone ask me once how I keep this from rolling weird, I actually cut a flat part on the back side so it will sit flat.  I've added many flowers, gems and even sticky 'clay' flowers to the inside of the flowers on on the card.  The one and only sentiment "LOVE" is tiny and was actually made to be used as nail art, but forgot it at home when I went to my nail tech.  LOL


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Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges Handmade or Die Cut Flowers
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes Optional Twist – For The Girls
Cute Card Thursday Spring Fever
Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes
SweetStampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Hearts and/or Flowers

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Refill My Glass

I seem to have fallen behind on my posts.  I've been sick in bed since Saturday night...here I am on day 5 of this terrible virus I seem to have caught...great diet plan since just the thought off food makes me feel icky.  LOL

This card was made for the Humor Me Wednesday post over at Catch The Bug.  I used an image called Frame It Red Wine.  What's cool about this image is that you can use it with or without the sentiment, so you can add your own if you wish.  February 24th was World Bartender Day - that is what this card is representing; hence the "refill my glass".  I added a little shimmer over the "wine" in the glass using a Shimmer Brush from CTMH.  I kept the card VERY CAS, no bows, gems or anything...just the image - that is the nice thing about these "Frame It" images.



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Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  Hand Colored Image
Use Your Stuff – Circles
The Crafter’s CafĂ© Challenge Blog (up to 5 entries – only 10 challenges) – Use pink and/or red
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– ATG + a sentiment 
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes   
C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Inspired By A Song (Red Red Wine by Bob Marley)
Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes
Cute As A Button – ATG w/optional ‘use a sentiment’

It's A Girl

I seem to have fallen behind on my posts.  I've been sick in bed since Saturday night...here I am on day 5 of this terrible virus I seem to have caught...great diet plan since just the thought off food makes me feel icky.  LOL

This card was made for our New Release day over at Bugaboo, this is Baby Mouse Crawling. I used a wobble spring under her head (these are great for all of the bobblehead images Bugaboo has) so that way if you bump it it..well...wobbles!  The doily and the sentiment were cut out using the Cricut.  I added pearls and a bow to make it even more girly.


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Make My Monday critters 
Tuesday Throwdown – Your favorite color
Sisterhood Of Crafters (no more than 3 entries) –  Patterned Paper
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 (include sketch and comment)–  SKETCH     
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Add A Heart
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes Optional Twist – For The Girls
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries)Make it Girly
Crazy 4 Challenges – put an image of a dog or any other type of pet
Creations In Pink (up to 3 entries per month) Anything goes, in pink
CreativeCraft Cottage (starts the 7th & 21st) Add a Heart
Crafty animals – Always anything ‘animals’ goes

Friday, February 21, 2020

Lots of Hogs on your Birthday

I wanted to pull out a QKR image, it's been a while...  I decided on this fun one called Stack Of Pigs.  I used the sketch from Try Stampin' along with making it tall/skinny for Double Trouble's challenge, and they also wanted you to try stacking...hence the pigs (so I think I met all three of the Double Trouble's challenges for this card).

I used some fun Pink and gold designer paper, I had the circle already cut out that wasn't used on a previous project, thought the card needed a contrast, then I added a bow and some gems.  I also added some hearts I had from a different previous project that weren't used.  I created the sentiment that was used inside.



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613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge – Anything Goes w/optional “banners and bows”
Always Fun Challenges – animals
Use Your Stuff – Circles
Make My Monday critters  
Double Trouble – Challenge #49 – create a tall/skinny card, optional (lets stack it up – books, icecream, blocks…)
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Always Anything Goes       
Try Stampin’ – or not- On Tuesday – (working with double trouble’s tall/skinny)sketch 
Little Red Wagon – have a heart
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

Lil' Love

Today's Freebie Friday over at Bugaboo is a-dor-able!!  You do not want to miss this one!!  I used the die frame, cut her out using an oval die, used an edge punch for the pink edges, and used my Cricut for the Love iron-on...yep, you read that correctly, I ironed on the sentiment.


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Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – Anything Goes
Cupcake Inspirations (up to 3 entries) –  
Crafty Cardmakers (only 15 challenges, as many times as you want)– All you need is Love
SimonMonday Challenge (up to 5 entries) – Frame It
Papercraft Challenges – Winter Fun
Little Red Wagon – have a heart
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Add A Heart
Cute Card Thursday Square
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries)Dies and/or Punches
SweetStampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Hearts and/or Flowers
CreativeCraft Cottage (starts the 7th & 21st) Add a Heart

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Fish Tank Birthday

The progressive challenge image for Limited Runs Designs is this fun fish.  I had all of these big plans for this one, sadly, due to having a cheap printer, I wasn't able to do what I wanted to...  I decided to make some fun colorful fish and cut them out using my Cricut machine.  The fish bowl, the anchor, other fish and plants and the birthday sentiment were also cut out using the Cricut.  I added ribbon and some pearls just to top it all off.


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Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  Hand Colored Image
Always Fun Challenges – animals
Use Your Stuff – Circles
Make My Monday critters 
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog (1 entry per person) – Favorite color combo (MULTIPLE BLUES)
Tuesday Throwdown – Your favorite color (BLUE)
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes   
Cute Card Thursday Square
Crafty animals – Always anything ‘animals’ goes

Monday, February 17, 2020

Wine Improves With Age

This fortnight over at Incy Wincy designs Challenge the theme is Anything Goes.  We have two sponsors, this image is from a set at Jan's Digi Stamps called Wine With Friends.  This was one of those sets I saw and simply had to have!  Too fun!  I used loads of glittery paper, some gems, and some Glossy Accents - this is one shiny card!  LOL  I used the wine bottle, glass, corks, sentiment and the ladies from the set.


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Papercraft Challenges – Use 2 DPs minimum (do the glitter papers count?)
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  2 or more DPs  (do the glitter papers count?)
Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Always ATG
Daisy Chain Challenges – For The Girls

Well Wishes

This was another box card I made - this one was made and sent to my cousin who is currently being treated for a month at OHSU.  I used an image from Oddball Art Co called Collector of Hearts.  This is for the challenge over at Incy Wincy Designs - Oddball is one of the sponsors.  The challenge theme is ANYTHING GOES.  I had fun making this one.  I used a new embossing/cutting folder (embosslet), and the sentiments and flowers are from Cricut.





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Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  Hand Colored Image
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Always Anything Goes       
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Add A Heart
C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Box or Bag
Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes
ColorMy Heart Color Dare – Tic Tac Toe color palette  
Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Always ATG
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries)Dies and/or Punches
Creatalicious Challenges (challenges start the 15th and the last day of the month & up to 3 entries)– Anything Goes w/Optional Embossing
SheepSki Designs Challenges Hearts and/or flowers
SweetStampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Hearts and/or Flowers
CreativeCraft Cottage (starts the 7th & 21st) Add a Heart
Daisy Chain Challenges – For The Girls

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Made With Lots Of Love

I think this new release image from Bugaboo is so cute!  Sadly, I feel this card didn't do it the justice it deserved!!  :(  I thought I'd try adding these fun gems that I got from the Scrapbook Fair a couple weeks ago, but they just look...cheap!  Once I glued them on, I knew I ruined the card.  Then I wanted to add the glitter to my dragon and the glitter sort of exploded on his hand, so I tried to cover it with a heart gem!  LOL  This is what happens when I wait until the last minute (I'm usually about a month ahead of the game) to make something using an image I need to use for a project I need to make.  haha 

I digress...  This sweet guy is called Clyde Made With Love - I just checked for the link but he doesn't appear to be in the shop.  I'm sure he will be soon though!!  Just keep checking back HERE and be sure to grab the Friday freebie while you are at it!  :)  Here is my train wreck of a card...


Sunday, February 9, 2020

Happy Birthday Tri-Fold Card

I had a some extra butterflies and flowers print and cut out for the pop up boxes I've been making that weren't used so I decided, rather than letting them go to waste I'd give the tri-fold card a try.  I used the draw and cut option on the Cricut for the sentiment, added the Fred She Said butterflies and the Cricut flowers and this is what came out of it all.  With the exception of the card base, this made using all "scraps", or left overs.




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Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes 
Seize The Birthday (up to 3 entries) – Creatures great and small
SimonMonday Challenge – Floral Frenzy
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog – ATG
Use Your Stuff – Critters
Double Trouble – Challenge #49 - Again and Again (use the same item) optional ‘use a critter’
Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes
Cardz TV – ATG
Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Always ATG
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries)Add a heart (dot the "I")
Creations In Pink (up to 3 entries per month) Anything goes, in pink
CreativeCraft Cottage (starts the 7th & 21st) Add a Heart (dot the "I")
Crafty animals – Always anything ‘animals’ goes
Daisy Chain Challenges – For The Girls

Friday, February 7, 2020

Single's Awareness Day

With one of my past posts Pattie from Pattie's Creations commented and asked if I'd be interested in joining her design team over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.  I decided, sure!  Why not?  So, this is my first creation for her design team using Cheers To You Ladies.  The challenge theme is "Love, Love, Love", well...because I'm single, with no Valentine in my little world (well, I actually told my friend whom I'm going to see the opera with on the 14th she could be my Valentine since we're both single) I decided to point out that love comes in many different forms.  In this case, I love my crazy and single friends!  I used gems, heart stickers, flowers, lace, burlap, doilies, and edge punch and a bow.


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613 Avenue Create (UP TO 3 ENTRIES)– anything goes/ optional challenge – Anything Goes w/optional “banners and bows”
Papercraft Challenges – Use 2 DPs minimum
Shopping our stash – My Heart is on Fire
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– LOVE/VALENTINE + a sentiment 
C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Love/Valentines
Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes
Cardz TV – ATG

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Valentine and All Season Pop-Up Box

Okay, I've been having WAY too much fun making these boxes.  This one was another made specifically for Mother's day, but then I thought, why make something like this that is only going to get stashed away after that specific holiday?  So, I made the Mother's day sentiment on Velcro, and did other sentiments that you can swap it out with.  So, now it isn't as seasonal.  Plus, if I decided, it could be a Valentine card first that can turn into a Mother's Day card!  :)  Two in one!  haha

I used the new Valentine Hug image from The Paper Shelter and the same butterflies as my last one I posted from Fred She Said - Swallow Tail Butterflies.  The flowers are all print and cut from Cricut.  Some of the sentiments are from Create With TLC.



Here is where the velcro went.  I actually made more sentiments than are pictured.






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Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  Love
Make My Monday I heart you 
SimonMonday Challenge – Floral Frenzy
Shopping our stash – My Heart is on Fire
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  For the one you love
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– LOVE/VALENTINE + a sentiment 
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  With Love
C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Love/Valentines

Monday, February 3, 2020

Mother's Day

Last night my roommate asked if I could make one of these for her to give to her Mom for Mother's Day.  Her specifications were no ooey gooey lovey dovey stuff and it needed to have a yorkie on it.  That left a lot of options for me to play with!  Granted, Mother's Day is still a ways away, but since I've only just started playing with these Pop-up box cards, I figured it would be good practice.

For this card I used images from Fred She Said, The Paper Shelter and Cricut.  The sentiment is one I made.  The butterflies are from the Fred She Said set called Swallow Tail Butterfly Digi & Color.  The cute puppy is from a Paper Shelter set called Teacup Yorkie.  All of the flowers, the box and everything else is from Cricut.  Because I made the flowers higher on the box than 'normal' I needed a larger envelope, so I used one of my 7.5" x 7.5" envelopes and added on to it so it was taller.  I then decorated it using the same images from the box card and added the vinyl word "Mom", also cut from my Cricut.




The envelope 

In the envelope

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Use Your Stuff – Critters
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Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  ATG
SimonMonday Challenge – Floral Frenzy
Sisterhood Of Crafters (no more than 3 entries) –  Newly Acquired (purchased the TPS image last night)
QKR Stampede (enter up to 3 times) –  Always Anything Goes    
Cardz TV - ATG
Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Always ATG
SheepSki Designs Challenges Hearts and/or flowers
Cute As A Button – ATG w/optional ‘use a sentiment’
Crafty animals – Always anything ‘animals’ goes
Double Trouble Challenge #49 – Again and Again (use the same item) optional ‘use a critter’ w/Use Your Stuff – Critters