Sunday, April 26, 2020

Happy Birthday To Ewe

This fun card was made using an image from Jan's Digital Stamp Shop.  This is from a set that is currently on sale for 50% off called .  The sentiment was cut using my Cricut.  The flowers were cut using a punch.  I added some pearls and a bow.  I followed this week's sketch over at Sketch Saturday which looks like this:



Here is my creation:

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Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (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) – Happy Birthday
Unicorn Challenge Blog – Furry Friends
Shopping our stash – Happy Passover/Happy Easter/Happy Spring
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– A Birthday Sentiment – Happy 10th Birthday Aud Sentiments!!  😊 
Sisterhood Of Crafters (no more than 3 entries) –  Happy Birthday or Fun Fold or Both
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes   
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Easter/Spring
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes Optional Twist – April Showers bring May Flowers
Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Always ATG
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – Add a Bow
Sketch Saturday – (up to 3 entries) SKETCH
Creations In Pink (up to 3 entries per month) Anything goes, in pink
Cute As A Button – ATG w/optional ‘baby blue or pretty in pink’
Crafty animals – Always anything ‘animals’ goes
Daisy Chain Challenges – Birthday

Friday, April 24, 2020

Monstrous Spring

This fun card is for the Limited Runs Progressive Challenge #36


I made this card using an edge punch, flower strip punch, and two cookie cutter dies.  I added a bow as the main accessory.  


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Make My Monday Spring Flowers 
Double Trouble – Spring Things
Unicorn Challenge Blog – Furry Friends
Shopping our stash – Happy Passover/Happy Easter/Happy Spring
The Crafter’s Café Challenge Blog (up to 5 entries – only 10 challenges) – Flowers
Little Red Wagon – April Showers
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  Flower Power
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Easter/Spring
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes Optional Twist – April Showers bring May Flowers

Happy Birthday Frog

It has been a while since I've used this image, and I love it...So why has it been so long?  haha  The image is from QKR and is called Message Bottle.  I created the sentiment.

For this card I used an embossing folder on the white.  the DP on the bottom is two sided paper, I used the solid back side behind it.  I layered everything over black.  The larger dragon fly is actually the cropped image of the one in the picture flipped and made bigger.  I roughed up the edges of the black since it has a white core.  The image itself was colored using ink and chalk.  I used a Shimmer Brush from CTMH on the wings and on the cork.

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Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  Things w/wings
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Always Anything Goes      
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog (1 entry per person) – Happy Birthday
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– A Birthday Sentiment – Happy 10th Birthday Aud Sentiments!!  😊 
Sisterhood Of Crafters (no more than 3 entries) –  Happy Birthday or Fun Fold or Both
Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes
QKR Stampede (enter up to 3 times) –  Always Anything Goes  


Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Flower Trio

This card was made for this week's new release over at Bugaboo.


This new release called Flower Trio should be available soon in the Bugaboo shop.  I colored this using sharpie markers and went over part of them with a CTMH shimmer brush.  I added one butterfly I cut in half that was from Fred She Said.  I used two edge punches, a flower one and a pretty scalloped one.  I put a pearl in the center of each of the flowers from the flower punch and added three in the lower corner.


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Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  Things With Wings
Make My Monday Spring Flowers
The Crafter’s Café Challenge Blog (up to 5 entries – only 10 challenges) – Flowers
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Easter/Spring
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes Optional Twist – something to look forward to
Moving Along With The Times – Embellishment(s)
SheepSki Designs Challenges (up to 3 entries) Wings

Monday, April 20, 2020

Hello Sunshine

This fortnight over at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge our sponsor is My Besties.  I used Phoenix Ray Knobby Knee on this card.  The challenge is a real challenge for someone with my name...Decoration starting with your initial, I ended up decided on Knot

I decided to play with a fan fold using a two sided designer paper.  I used a rose edge punch and some pretty blue paper was used to cut the sentiment.


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Make My Monday Spring Flowers
Shopping our stash – Happy Passover/Easter/Spring
The Crafter’s Café Challenge Blog (up to 5 entries – only 10 challenges) – Flowers
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – Flowers and/or Showers

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

ADD Awareness

I don't know about most of you, but I suffer from ADD, Attention Deficit Disorder.  To tell you what a day in the life of an ADD person is like (if you are you get this), this is just one issue...:
Walk into the craft room with the intentions of cleaning/organizing, get started, a few hours later a really cute card/project is done with one of the first few items you picked up to put away.  Realize what you did, start cleaning/organizing again, find a cup that needs to go to the kitchen, put it into the dishwasher, load the dishwasher with all of the dishes in the sink and from the counters.  Realize what you were supposed to be doing, go back into your craft room, a few hours later a super awesome craft project is done with another fun thing you'd picked up to put away...again...realize what you did...again...say screw it, pour yourself some wine and give up entirely feeling like nothing got done all day.  Okay maybe the last part is just me, with the wine, but I think maybe you get the drift?

So, I made this card using the new Bugaboo image (should be in the store soon) called Ribbon Prim Angel 01.  Purple ribbons represent ADD...


Here is the sentiment I created for this card.  Feel free to take it to use with your project.


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Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) –  Things With Wings
Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes
SheepSki Designs Challenges (up to 3 entries) Wings

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Ears To You

This card was made for this week's Spring Fling challenge over at Catch The Bug Challenge Blog


For this card I used the image called Bugaboo Brats Easter 02.  I used a scalloped die for the bottom half of the frame, a flower edge punch for the little flowers, the Tag Punch Board for the little tag/sentiment.  I added a bow and some pearls and called it done.

Thanks for looking!

Use Your Stuff – Easter
Crafty Cardmakers (only 15 challenges, as many times as you want) – Easter
Unicorn Challenge Blog – Furry Friends
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  Spring Moodboard  
Sisterhood Of Crafters (no more than 3 entries) –  Kids Cards
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Easter/Spring
Cute Card Thursday Ribbons
Moving Along With The Times – Embellishment(s)
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (up to 5 entries) – cookie photo 
Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Retirement...Be mature...Being a Child

One of my favorite co-workers is retiring this month.  It breaks my heart, but I'm also very happy for her.  She was/is my work mom.  She and her sister do professional tea parties on occasion for fun.  I created the sentiment after finding the fun image online.  I added a tea pot and tried making it look like it was pouring out the flowers.  I used Nuvo Crystal Drops instead of pearls.  I used dies to cut the sentiment and the frame around it.  I added some lace, then seemingly covered it with layers.  LOL


a gift for you - the sentiment



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Double Trouble – “Hip to be Square”
Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) –  Always Anything Goes      
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge blog (1 entry per person) – ATG
Tuesday Throwdown (1 entry per person) – ATG
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– ATG + A SENTIMENT 
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes   
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes Optional Twist – something to look forward to
C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Add A Charm
Moving Along With The Times – Embellishment(s)
Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes
CreativeCraft Cottage (starts the 7th & 21st) – CAS or Fully Loaded
Daisy Chain Challenges – Use Dies

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Found One

This card was made for this week's new release over at Bugaboo Stamps.

For this Easter card I used a sketch that isn't available as a challenge anymore from Tuesday Morning Sketches (they have a new one starting today).  I didn't use the entire image, I used my scalloped circle punch and punched the head and one egg out after fussy cutting the ear so it could stick up over the top.  I used square punches to do the hanging banners and circle punches to do the circles.  I used a glitter pen from CTMH on the bow.


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Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – Anything Goes
Cupcake Inspirations (up to 3 entries) –  
Use Your Stuff – Easter
Crafty Cardmakers (only 15 challenges, as many times as you want) – Easter
Unicorn Challenge Blog – Furry Friends
The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) –  Easter
Sisterhood Of Crafters (no more than 3 entries) –  Spring
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (up to 5 entries) – cookie photo 
Cards 4 Galz (enter up to 3 times) – Cute Animals
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – Something old, Something new, something borrowed, something blue (not wedding)
SweetStampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Easter Or Spring
Crafty animals – Always anything ‘animals’ goes

Monday, April 6, 2020

Covid Funny

Okay, My Besties is giving this sweet image away under the April Tab in their store.  I created a fun sentiment to go with it...I'm sure I could've come up with something better...but...oh well - it's free for you if you want it!  haha  I used the Sweet Sketch Wednesday sketch to make this and added a bow.



Thanks for looking!Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – Anything Goes

The Crafter’s Café Challenge Blog (up to 5 entries – only 10 challenges) – ATG
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 (include sketch and comment)– 
Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes
Cardz TV – ATG
Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Always ATG
CreativeCraft Cottage (starts the 7th & 21st) For the Girls

What A Find

This card was made for this fornight's "Footwear" challenge over at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge.  Our sponsor for this challenge is SheepSki Designs.

For this card I did some paper piecing.  That was fun.  LOL  I used the image called "Love My shoes", I guess it comes with multiple options when you buy this one.  I chose the one where she is covered by a blanket w/a background.  I colored the shoes with glitter gel pens.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.


Thanks for looking!
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes  
Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes
Cardz TV – ATG
Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – Always ATG

Friday, April 3, 2020

Go Wild On Your Birthay

This card was made for this month's Birthday Challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.

For this fun card I used a necklace I found at a garage sale last year...I love taking old necklaces that I would NEVER wear and using the parts on cards.  I used a giraffe and 3 beads from the necklace.  I also used a Cricut image cut out using, of course, the Cricut.  The fun jeep image used is called Pattieboop & Allie on Safari.  I fussy cut it using the Cricut as well, then stuck a peel and stick Wobbles Action Spring to the back of it to make it the look as if it were actually going over some rough terrain.  I then added a bow tied from some twine and created the sentiment inside.





Thanks for looking!
Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) –  Happy Birthday
Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries)   ALWAYS anything goes   
Creative Moments (up to 3 entries) – Anything Goes Optional Twist – No twist
C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Add A Charm
Moving Along With The Times – Embellishment(s)
Seize The Birthday (up to 3 entries) – Cards for Kids
Cards 4 Galz (enter up to 3 times) – Cute Animals
QKR Stampede (enter up to 3 times) –  Always Anything Goes  
Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – Something old, Something new, something borrowed, something blue (not wedding) (old necklace broken into parts - the giraffe and the three beads)
Sketch Saturday – (up to 3 entries) SKETCH 
Crafty animals – Always anything ‘animals’ goes CLOSED