Saturday, April 30, 2022

Mother's Day Butterflies

 This card was made for this fortnight's Mother's Day challenge over at Creatalicious Challenges.  I used an awesome two sided paper from CTMH (I used both sides).  The sequins and green gems are also from CTMH.  The ribbon was from Stampin Up.  The circles, sentiment and butterflies were cut using my Cricut.  The circles were cut from some green vellum.


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Unicorn Challenge Blog – Include an Animal

Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Spring/Easter

Sweet Stampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Easter or Spring

Creative Moments  (up to 3)– Things W/Wings

Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday – Animals of Any Kind


Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Have A Colorful Day

 A new friend of mine is having a birthday party tomorrow.  Because he is studying to be a counselor and is going to be taking a course in using art as part of psychiatrics care, I had to get this fun image from QKR.  The image I used is Painter image 16513.  I found some fun 'painter' type paper and an easel and cut the image and easel out using my Cricut.  I used an old punch I have that looks like paint splatters.  It looks busy, but really, this is really sort of a simple layout.



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Make My Monday Happy Birthday

Crafting Happiness Challenges – ATG

Digi Choosday - ATG

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– Use a Birthday Sentiment

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  

PolkadoodlesCrafting Challenge – atg             

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

Just Us Girls Challenge – 

Daisy Chain Challenges – Birthday


Monday, April 25, 2022

Birthday Basketball Boy Card

 I find I rarely make boy cards.  A lot of the cards I make I do for my coworkers' birthdays.  It has been a long time since I've used an image from Whoopsi Daisy (now known as Linnie Pink Designs), it has been a lot of years since I've been on their DT.  My computer has been having issues and when I went to look at the folder, all, yes ALL of my Whoopsi Daisy images were GONE!  :(  I was able to recover a lot from my old emails.  This is one of those sets I was able to recover.

Due to not making a lot of boy cards, I grabbed this one to color and create with.  I followed the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches:


Sadly, their challenge has expired, so it is too late to share it with them.  Oh well...LOL  I used my star shaped punch for the stars and used the Cricut to print/cut the basketball.  The sentiment is a sticker.


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Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) – Add Embellishments

Make My Monday Happy Birthday

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– Use a Birthday Sentiment

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

Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – Something beginning w/letter B (blue, boy, basketball, birthday)


Sunday, April 24, 2022

Birthday Basketball

 This card was made using the soon to end challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge using this sketch: 


This card was made using a basketball print and cut image from Cricut and three silhouette images, also from Cricut.  I added some gems and called it good!




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Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge – Sketch

Crafting Happiness Challenges – ATG

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– Use a Birthday Sentiment

Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes  

Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – Something beginning w/letter B

Daisy Chain Challenges – Birthday


Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Disney Birthday

 I have a lot of co-workers with May birthdays.  This was made for one of them.  I didn't necessarily go with what she told me she wanted this time, because she forgot to mention what a Disney freak she is.  LOL  I did ask her what her favorite Disney character was, she said Mickey & Minnie (of course).  She said her favorite colors were blue and purple.  I struggled with how to do Mickey & Minnie mouse in blue and purple since I always think black & red when I think of them....not sure why that is?  Anyway, because she is an adult I didn't want it to appear too child like, so I added flowers and gems, lots of flowers and gems. LOL  I added some scraps (the yellow and white swirls and the white leaves) that I had laying around from the last card I made (not yet posted), I also added the balloons which were print and cut from Cricut.  Here is how it turned out:


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Unicorn Challenge Blog – Include an Animal

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– Use a Birthday Sentiment

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

ColorMy Heart Color Dare –     

SheepSki Designs Challenges (up to 3 entries) Cute

Cute As A Button –ATG

Daisy Chain Challenges – Birthday

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers (enter up to 10 combined challenges) – L=Layers

Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday – Animals of Any Kind

AAA Birthday Challenges (starts 1st Monday) – Critters  

 

Monday, April 18, 2022

Daisies and Ladybugs

 This card was made for a co-worker's May birthday.  I went with polka dots, black, white, red and yellow.  The image used (the individual lady bugs are from the main image) is from Fred She Said, this is called Daisies & LadyBugs.  I added Glossy Accents to the Lady Bug wings.  I used an embossing folder to the red piece of paper and an edge punch on the black & white polkadot paper.  There are red flower stickers, black gems and some ribbon.  The sentiment was cut using my Cricut.


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Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) – Add Embellishments

Little Red Wagon – 3 of something (3 red flowers)

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– Use a Birthday Sentiment

Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Spring/Easter

C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Spring/Easter

Seize The Birthday (BIRTHDAY THEMED up to 3 entries) – Signs of Spring

Alphabet Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – A – Animal Antics

Sweet Stampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Easter or Spring

Daisy Chain Challenges – Birthday

AAA Birthday Challenges (starts 1st Monday) – Critters


Saturday, April 16, 2022

Makes my heart happy

 I am posting this late...  This card was made for this month's Spring/Easter challenge over at Dragonfly Dreams.  The sponsor for this challenge is Sheepski Designs.  The image I chose came from Floral Heart - image no 66.  I just used the lovely butterfly from that image.  The background was cut using my Cricut.  I added a sticker from a sticker pack by CTMH.  The final touches were the pearls, gems, lace and ribbon.


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Unicorn Challenge Blog – Include an Animal

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

Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Spring/Easter

C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Spring/Easter 

As You Like It – Floral or Cute (why?) - floral, because it goes so well with butterflies (my fav)

Alphabet Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – A – Animal Antics

Crafty Animals – ATG w/Animal

2crafty critter crazies challenge 

Creative Moments  (up to 3)– Things W/Wings

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers (enter up to 10 combined challenges) – L=Layers

Friday, April 15, 2022

Old Gardeners

 This card was made for this fortnight's "ATG-w/opt. Use Spring Colors" challenge over at Creatalicious Challenges.  This will be given to another of my co-workers.  When asking what she wanted to see on her card this year she said "I usually lean towards earthy tones but have also been liking blues lately.  I would not be offended at all with the “old lady” references (as I am getting up there).  I like flowers, Pepsi, my grand kids (16 now), baseball and gardening."  I decided to go with the Old Lady and the Gardener theme for her.  I used a dragonfly die (it has multiple sizes to it), the garden gate die is from CTMH, The sentiment and bird house were cut with my Cricut.  I added some stick pins that I made adn a bunch of flowers.



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Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge – ATG

Crafting Happiness Challenges – ATG

Little Red Wagon – 3 of something (3 stick pins)

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– Use a Birthday Sentiment

Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Spring/Easter

C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Spring/Easter

Seize The Birthday (BIRTHDAY THEMED up to 3 entries) – Signs of Spring

As You Like It – Floral or Cute (why?) - FLORAL, because that is what she loves

Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes  

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

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

Sweet Stampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Easter or Spring

Crafts Galore Encore – always ATG  

Monday, April 4, 2022

PULL APART BIRTHDAY CAKE

 This is my first go at making a pull-apart birthday cake.  What does that mean?  Well, you bake up a bunch of cup cakes put them in a shape and then decorate.  I went through 3 tubs of frosting, so this sucker is going to be a bit too sweet...for those who don't like sweets.  HAHA
Tomorrow is my co-worker's birthday, the one I made the beer/taco/Cowbow Football card for.  She is my kind of girl, she doesn't just celebrate one day, she makes a month out of it!  This weekend is the bar hop party, then the week after is the cookie decorating party - she has an actual baker coming to teach us how to make fancy cookies.  Anyway...  Here is the cake I made.  And...  HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANGELA!


I used my Pampered Chef decorator to do all of the fun circles.  I used some chocolate ice cream topping for the lower half (the cone), the cake itself is fun fetti per her request, as is the white frosting over the top (ice cream).  The cherry itself...  I used white frosting and added some strawberry gelatin mix (the kind you add milk to, not water).  I added black sprinkles on the bottom, the fun fetti confetti on the top and for the stem of the "cherry" I used some pie crust, rolled it into a long strip after adding some cinnamon/sugar in it and baked it til golden brown in my Pampered Chef Air Fryer, then added some chocolate frosting to it.  I used wrapping paper for under the cake and used a very large cookie sheet to put it all onto.  Now to get it to work without destroying it, it is raining outside.  UGH!  LOL


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

Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes  

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

Crafty Calendar Challenge – anything BUT square

Crafts Galore Encore – always ATG 


Missile Launch Buttons

 This card was made for this month's Easter and/or Animals challenge over at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge.  We are being sponsored by Mirtillamente.  The image I used is the Almost Cute - Bunny.  Using my Cricut I cut out a two layer button frame in colors matching how I colored the button on the bunny and added ribbon knots to each corner like I did on the button attached to the bunny.  I created my own sentiment.  I guess you could say, this card is a bit on the naughty side.  The layout is relatively CAS.


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Double Trouble –  Thing1- Here comes Peter Cottontail ‘create your own scene’  Thing3- include a bunny  Thing2 – playing w/ Cupcake Inspirations ‘bunny challenge’

Crafting Happiness Challenges – ATG

A Place To Start – ATG w/opt. Simple

InspirationStation – Rabbit Food or ‘include a rabbit’

Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – Any ‘real’ Animal

Crafty Animals – ATG w/Animal

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


Saturday, April 2, 2022

Rain Sucks!

 Hello!  This card was made for this month's ATG/April Showers themed challenge at 613 Ave Create.  The sponsor for this month is one I'm on the DT for - Mirtillamente.  The image used for this card is from the So'Getta collection, she is called Steampunk.  I added so many elements to this one, it is super heavy.  LOL  I have chain, a buckle, a clock, cogs, a flower and a bow.  The only thing missing is a sentiment, but I sort of felt like her expression says it all!  HAHA


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Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge – Sketch 

Crafting Happiness Challenges – ATG

Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) - ATG

Shopping our stash (up to 13 total challnges)Weather Themed and/or Get Well

Digi Choosday - ATG

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

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

Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Add a Flower

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

A bit more time to craft – atg

Creative Moments  (up to 3)– For a Special Lady

Crafts Galore Encore – always ATG  



Friday, April 1, 2022

Tiny Wieners

 This card was made for this month's ATG challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.  The image used is Daschund; however I did some tweeking to make him even longer for this card.  I gave this to my Mom's bestie for her birthday since she had a Daschund.  I had to go with the naughty-ish humor for her sake!  HAHA


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

Crafting Happiness Challenges – ATG

Through The Craftroom Door  (2 entries max) - ATG

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

Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes  

A bit more time to craft – atg

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

Creative Moments  (up to 3)– For a Special Lady