Thursday, June 23, 2022

Honey Bees

 Don't you just love honey bees?  Maybe not when they're buzzing around your head?  I also love the yellow and black combo.    I sort of go by busy honey bee...  So, yeah, I love honey bees!!  Both of these cards were made using a fun CTMH paper pack and a digi cut file set called Sweet As Honey.  For the first one I used a sketch from Atlantic Hearts challenge, the other was a sketch challenge my CTMH consultant offered.  For the second card I used the splatter technique and created the paper/background in the center by using a black and a gold shimmer pens, splattering them onto a plastic sheeting then dropping the paper over the top.



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Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) – add a sentiment

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge – Sketch  


Double Trouble –  Thing 1: Create a Background, Thing 3: Use one of the two sketches fraom Atlantic Hearts, Thing 2: Same as Thing 3

Paper Funday – ATG W/OPT Masculine

The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) – Things W/Wings

Sisterhood Of Crafters (no more than 3 entries) –  Add Layers

Sweet Stampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Animals

Crafty Animals – ATG w/Animal

2crafty critter crazies challenge (Up to 5 entries) – Always anything ‘animals’ goes


Sunday, June 19, 2022

Happy Father's Day Dads!

 I personally do not have any dads to wish a happy Father's Day today, so...I have ALL DADS to wish a Happy Father's Day!  ;)  

This card was made with a handyman dad in mind.  I purchased this set from CraftsUPrint and cut it out using my Cricut.


Hope it has been a great day!

SimonMonday Challenge (up to 5 entries) – Frame It

Paper Funday – ATG W/OPT Masculine

InspirationStation – Like Father Like Son

Moving Along With The Times (up to 3 entries)– 


A Little Extra Weight

 I had to get this card set!  It just REALLY made me laugh out loud!  The first one is how the set was intended to be made (minus the added flowers and gems).  The second was me going a bit crazy, like I usually do with my cards!  LOL

Here is the first/original:


For my own make of the image/set I chose to add some doilies, cut using my Cricut, the LARGE tag cut also with my Cricut, some white floursh punched using a "We R" brand punch, some gold leaves, paper flowers, lots of ribbon and gems.



Fun set huh?  I got the stamp set and the doily cut file from CraftsUPrint.  The Doily set is called Layered Doily 2 & Butterfly.  The set is called A Little Extra Weight.  So much fun, huh?  Not to mention...SO TRUE!  LOL

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The Crafter’s Café Challenge Blog (up to 5 entries – only 10 challenges) – Humor

Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) – Add a Sentiment

Daisy Chain Challenges – Flowers

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers (enter up to 10 combined challenges) – T is for Tags


Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Birthday Die and shaker

 


This was made using a die set from Tutti Designs.  The doily in the background was a cut file purchased from CraftsUPrint.  I added gems and pearls and a bow.  The shaker sequins inside are flower shaped.

This was posted for the current "ATG and/or Use a Stencil" challenge at Creatalicious.

Thanks for looking!

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – ATG

The Corrosive Challenge Blog (4 entries) – ATG

SimonMonday Challenge (up to 5 entries) – Frame It

Crafting Happiness Challenges – ATG

Through The Craftroom Door  (4 entries max) - ATG

Unicorn Challenge Blog – Monochromatic

Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) – Add a Sentiment

Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes  

Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – atg

Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes  

Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – ATG 

A Gem of A Challenge (up to 3 entries) – ATG

Daisy Chain Challenges – Flowers

Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday – ATG

Crafty Calendar Challenge – ATG

Crafts Galore Encore (3 ENTRIES)– always ATG 

Clever Dexter Challenge – ATG


Saturday, June 11, 2022

CTMH Tutti Frutti Workshop Set

 I received the Tutti Frutti set today in the mail.  Super excited!!  I had to start playing right away!  I is 90*F outside and I'm in my nice cool craft room making cards!  LOL

The flowers and rickrack are the only Non CTMH items used, everything else (with the exception of the heart shaped shaker piece) is from the set.  #tuttifrutti



Thanks for looking!

Make My Monday – Summer Fun

Heart 2 Heart (CTMH based) –  How Sweet It Is

SimonMonday Challenge (up to 5 entries) – Bright & Cheerful

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– Summer + a sentiment

Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) – bright & cheerful

Cards 4 Galz (enter up to 3 times) – 2 or more DPs

ColorMy Heart Color Dare –     

Just Us Girls Challenge – 


Thursday, June 9, 2022

Birthday Cards

 I have two cards to choose from, for one person.  As you may already know, I make cards for all of my co-worker/team members at work.  Since I've been doing this for a long time now, most of them know my cards well.  This year I have been asking what they want to see on their cards, along with a bit of a questionnaire with the following questions:

1. fav. color/color combo

2. Hobbies?

3. Funny/punny or serious?

4. Pets/kids?

5. Do you collect anything?

6. Fav. sports and/or sports teams?

7.  Fav. food?

The answers to these questions usually give me enough to go on.  Well, for the last several years one of my co-workers have pretty much received the same type of card.  I know she likes riding bikes (both city and mountain).  This time, with these questions, I have had more ideas.  In her answers I've learned her favorite colors are blues, maroon and some orange.  She likes running, mt. biking, bird watching, photography, violin and gardening.  She enjoys funny cards.  She likes just about every food across the globe.  But...she also said she likes simplicity.  Hmmm...  Well, I made two cards.  With what you just learned, what one would you choose for her?



To give some card info...  The first card was made using all CTMH Paper.  The bike and sentiment are from a sticker pack that came from one of the CTMH paper packs.  I colored the bike using Shimmer Pens from, you guessed it, CTMH!  lol

The second card was made using an image from All Dressed Up.  I created the sentiment using my Cricut.  I used an embossing folder on the black paper and ran a gold stamp pad over it.  I added gems, flowers, ribbon and gold leaves.

I'd love to hear what one you'd pick for her!!

Thanks for looking!

Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) – Summer Colors

Use Your Stuff – ATG

Make My Monday – Summer Fun

Heart 2 Heart (CTMH based) –  How Sweet It Is

Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes  

Seize The Birthday (BIRTHDAY THEMED up to 3 entries) – fevorite technique/ATG

As You Like It – blonde/brunette why? (depends on who the card is for...in this case, she is brunette).

All Dressed Up Challenge Blog (15TH of the month) – atg USING AN All Dressed Up images

AAA Birthday Challenges (starts 1st Monday) – Flowers

Crafts Galore Encore (3 ENTRIES)– always ATG 

Clever Dexter Challenge – ATG

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Outdoors

 This was made for this month's "Outdoors" challenge at Dragonfly Dreams.  The sponsor for this challenge is All Dressed Up Stamps.

The image I used for this card is Field of Flowers.  The paper used is from two packs 'In This Together' and 'Happiness Lives HereCTMH.  The dragonflies were cut from a die set.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  I paper pierced around the image and as dragonfly tracks.



Thanks for looking!

Snippets Playground (one entry/10 challenges max – comment that you want to be in the draw) – ATG w/Snippets (Dragonfly dies)

Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) – Summer Colors

SimonMonday Challenge (up to 5 entries) – up in the air

The Crafter’s Café Challenge Blog (up to 5 entries – only 10 challenges) – Spots and/or stripes

Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – buttons &/or Bows

Cards 4 Galz (enter up to 3 times) – 2 or more DPs

ColorMy Heart Color Dare –     I think I've used them all

 

All Dressed Up Challenge Blog (15TH of the month) – atg USING AN All Dressed Up images

ColorfulOptions – Precious Purple


Saturday, June 4, 2022

Steampunk Cat

 This card was made for this month's "ATG W/OPT let it all hang out" challenge at 613 Ave Create.  Our sponsor for this challenge is SheepSki Designs.  The image used is called Bartholomew which can be found in the Steampunk section of the shop.  I have a few hanging elements in my card.  The clock I used as the frame for the image that I also sponged with white paint, the adventure cat tag and the chain.  I also added cogs and flowers and stamps.  This card is so full of metal that it's pretty heavy, but I love how it looks!!  LOL


Thanks for looking!

Through The Craftroom Door  (4 entries max) - ATG

Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) – Little Critters

Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes  

Make The Cards Challege – Masculine

Paper Funday – ATG W/OPT Masculine

Cards 4 Galz (enter up to 3 times) – 2 or more DPs

Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes  

PolkadoodlesCrafting Challenge – atg             

Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – ATG 

A Gem of A Challenge (up to 3 entries) – ATG

Crafty Animals – ATG w/Animal

2crafty critter crazies challenge (Up to 5 entries) – Always anything ‘animals’ goes

Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday – ATG

Crafty Calendar Challenge – ATG

Crafts Galore Encore (3 ENTRIES)– always ATG 

Clever Dexter Challenge – ATG


Friday, June 3, 2022

Chasing...

 I made this card for this month's ATG Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.  The image used is called Ice Cream Truck.  I turned this into a pop-up card on the inside.  The ice creams on the front were cropped from the truck itself, I had to add the googly eyes and place them on a doily, of course!  LOL  I made my own sentiment.


Thanks for looking!

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – ATG

Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) – Summer Colors

Crafting Happiness Challenges – ATG

Through The Craftroom Door  (4 entries max) - ATG

The Crafter’s Café Challenge Blog (up to 5 entries – only 10 challenges) – Spots and/or stripes

Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes  

Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes   

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Incy Wincy Color and/or Sketch Challenge

 I made two cards for this challenge, one card for both sponsors.  The color palette and sketch are:

 and/or 

The sponsors are Alex Syberia Design and Mirtillamente 

For the Alex Syberia card I used three images, butterflies from Adore You and Cute Doll and White Jasmine.  The 'blessings' sentiment was cut using a word die, the fence was cut using my Cricut, I used an embossing folder on the blacvk layer, and the fun DP in the background was some super old paper I found in my stash.  For this card I only did the color palette:




For the other sponsor - Mirtillamente I used an image called Boho Halfmoon.  I also used a paper pack called Abstract Autumn.  The 'DREAM' was cut using my Cricut.



Thanks for looking!

Snippets Playground (one entry/10 challenges max – comment that you want to be in the draw) – ATG w/Snippets (gems)

ColorMy Heart Color Dare –     

Alphabet Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – D is for Diecut (sentiment)

Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – Anything BUT Birthday

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Be The Person...

 This adorable stamp set is currenlty on sale over at Jan's Digi Stamps.  This is called The Aviator.  It was so darned cute, I had to have it!!  LOL  I used several pieces of scrap papers I had laying around, a stamp punch from Stamp'in Up, some brads and some twine.  I roughed up the papers to give the whole things some added texture.  Because the set is created to be a 3-D/decoupage image I chose to give it a go.  All of the patriotic sets are on sale right now, the sentiment is from one of those sets called The Good Life.


Thanks for looking!

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (UP TO 3 ENTRIES) – ATG

Use Your Stuff – ATG

Double Trouble –  Thing1- use stuff from your stash (old or new) brads must be 10 yrs old  Thing3- use the same image twice. used the ticket punch twice  Thing2 – play w/a previous ‘partner’ (Use your Stuff)

Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge – ATG

Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) – ATG

Word Art Wednesday (up to 5 entries) –  ALWAYS anything goes  

Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes  

Your Scrapbook Place (enter up to 3 times) – ATG 

Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – Anything BUT Birthday

Creative Moments  (up to 3)– Summer