Sunday, July 31, 2022

So Sweet Shaker Cards

 The challenge this fortnight at Creatalicious is "embossing - wet or dry".  The card I made for the challenge is made with the stick being embossed, the topping as embossed the blue layer and blue strip are embossed.  I used sequins and some fun smiles along with a fun corner die.  Of course, the popsicle itself is a done using a die set.  I used papers from a new CTMH summer paper set (well, not so new anymore).  My second card was also made with the popsicle die set, some flowers, a corner doily sequins and gems.





Thanks for looking!

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

Cupcake Inspirations (up to 3 entries) - 

Use Your Stuff – Sunshine

Heart 2 Heart (CTMH based) –  Summer Fun

Paper Funday – ATG W/Opt. A Day at the Beach

Through The Craftroom Door  (4 entries max) - ATG

Digi Choosday - ATG

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– ATG w/sentiment

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

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  

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

Creative Moments  (up to 3)– Cute

Monday, July 18, 2022

Candy Cand Hugs

 It's time for an inspiration post to remind you of the Anything Goes Challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps Challenges, and the "Christmas In July" Sale going on this month where there are OVER 36 stamp sets on sale in her store!

Here is my inspiration creation!  For this card I used the Candy Cane Basket set:


As you can tell, I used the basket on the bottom (uncolored - you get both colored and uncolored when you buy the set) and the 'Sending Candy Cane Hugs' sentiment.   I added 3 large glitter brads, gems, ribbon, a fun robin and a gingerbread man button (on the bottom).    I used the Cricut to cut the leaves and to fussy cut the basket.

I hope you come and join in the challenge and also take advantage of the sale!!

Snippets Playground (one entry/10 challenges max – comment that you want to be in the draw) – Christmas in July w/Snippets – my snippets used are the gems and my little red bird.

Double Trouble –  Thing 1: Christmas In July Thing 3: Bling  Thing 2: enter at Jingle Belles Rock Challenges "Bling on the Holidays" challenge

InspirationStation – Picnic - the basket and the red on the cup 


Unicorn Challenge Blog – Christmas in July

Papercraft Challenges – Christmas In July

Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Christmas in July

C.R.A.F.T challenge (up to 2 entries) – Christmas

Alphabet Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – H is for Holidays

Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – Christmas In July

Sweet Stampers (starts the 10th of every month) – Christmas In July

Crafty Calendar Challenge – add a ribbon

Friday, July 15, 2022

I do love bees

 I won these two Leann's Word images from a challenge a while back.  I received them today so I decided to go ahead and play with them.  Here is what I did.

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The first card I made was, yes, a shaker card.  I got this image specifically for this reason.  This image is called Bee-utiful Spring.    I used some fun bee papers from CTMH, a gem bee sticker and flowers, a sentiment cut using Cricut and some twine.  For the shaker inside I used the Cricut to cut out some bees.




This second card was NOT a shaker, however, it does have bees on it!  I used some dies to cut the leaves, added flowers, gems and a gem bee.  Again, the DPs are from CTMH.




Thanks for looking!

Sisterhood Of Crafters (no more than 3 entries) –  Butterflies, Dragonflies and/or bees

Crafty Animals – ATG w/Animal

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

Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes   


Carousels

Another shaker card.  I made this one extra 3D.  The unicorns are from CTMH, as are the papers, glitter gems and the sentiment.  The carousel cut is actually from Cricut.  The baloon shaker is a My Favorite Things pouch, the die which is called Balloon Shaker Window and frame, around it is also a My Favorite Things brand, I got these from Simon Says Stamp.



Thanks for looking!

Crafting Happiness Challenges – ATG

Through The Craftroom Door  (4 entries max) - ATG

Digi Choosday - ATG

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– ATG w/sentiment

Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes  

PolkadoodlesCrafting Challenge – atg             

Creations In Pink (up to 3 entries per month) – atg in mainly pink

 

Thursday, July 14, 2022

CTMH Stamp Of The Month - Voices Of The Sea

 I received this month's Stamp Of The Month for Close To My Heart, called Voices of the Sea.  It is a great set!!  I have used tow of the images and two of the sentiments from the set to make these two cards.  I also used cuts from Cricut for the "ships portal/window".  I did the same card w/one in reverse.


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This was my first one.  The sentiment was cut out using a stitched tag die cut.  I added pearls around the portal and used some silver "gems" on the four corners of the card.  I used to sea shells, a sea turtle charm and two different types of twine.  For the background on both the paper and the behind the image I used dry chalk to give it more of an ocean look by rubbing it on with an eyeshadow sponge.



Like I said, I basically used the same layout, Ijust flipped it, for my second card.  For this one I used one I used a different sentiment from the set and used a punch to "cut" it out.  I used the Cricut to create the anchor.  I added 3 sea shells and some pearls.  I used the same silver "gems" from the last card on three of the corners.  The round "pearls" on the portal were done using White Opal Liquid Pearls from CTMH.  I used the Clear Shimmer Brush on the fish.   I used the same chalk technique on the paper and behind/around the image as I did on the first card.



Thanks for coming by and taking a look!  :)

Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) – All Occasions

Use Your Stuff – Mood Board

Paper Funday – ATG W/Opt. AJ Day at the Beach

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– ATG w/sentiment

Simon Says stamp Challenges (up to 5 entries) – Make Your Own Background

Double D Challenges – Creatures IN/Under the sea

Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – animals

Crafty Animals – ATG w/Animal

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


Sunday, July 10, 2022

Garden Love

 This card was made using digital cut collections from CTMH, the one used for the boot, flowers, bird and birdhouse is called Backyard Bliss Digital Art Collection.  The word love is a single digi cut file called Where Our Love Begins.  These were meant to be used, I'm sure for scrabbooking, but, I'm not a scrapbooker, I'm a card maker!  Until CTMH goes digital for their images, this is the best I'm going to get, unless I choose to buy the set, stamp it and scan it into my computer (which I've done).  


thanks for looking!

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

Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) – Animals

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog (5 entries)– ATG w/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            

Allsorts Challenge Blog (max of 3 entries) – animals

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

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Summer Time Shaker

 I won this image from The Paper Shelter, it is called Hammock Days.  I have been wanting to play with it since I got it, just haven't had the time.  I decided to turn it into a shaker card by using the same DP that came with the image above and below.  I used the Cricut to cut it out with the oval.  All I did was add a bow to the top.  The fun shakers were from many different things.  LOL  After I got done putting it all together I started to think about the lemons I have in the CTMH set that would have been fun too!  LOL



Thanks for looking!

Through The Craftroom Door  (4 entries max) - ATG

Papercraft Challenges – For the Girls

Digi Choosday - ATG

The Paper Shelter (enter up to 3 times, one must use a TPS image) – Going Digital

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

Crafty Calendar Challenge – add a ribbon

Crafts Galore Encore (3 ENTRIES)– always ATG 

Monday, July 4, 2022

Magic Is In The Air!

 I'm super excited to announce that I am Guest Designer on the design team for Jan's Digi Stamps!  I absolutely LOVE her images.  The images have such nice clean lines and they are super simple to color digitally!  For those of you who color digitally, you know what I am talking about!  The other nice thing about the clean lines is, they're also easy to use with Cricut (for fussy cutting).

This month Jan is doing a Christmas in July sale with over 36 sets on sale!  The image I used for my card is one of the sets that are on sale.  This one is Magic of the Season.  You get all of the images you can see here (both colored and uncolored).



As you can see I used the uncolored hat w/the bell and the uncolored Magic is in the air sentiment.  I used the magic swirlies three times.  I also snagged the fireworks from the Independence Day Friends set (such a fun set!!).  I added a bow and some stick on sequins, and of course, as you can see it is a shaker card, so I used tons of shaker sequins (all from CTMH).  I cut the circles and the image out using my Cricut.


I hope you will go and take advantage of the Christmas in July sale going on now!  There are some very pretty sets and you'll be sorry if you miss out on the awesome deal!


Thank you for looking!

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

The Corrosive Challenge Blog (4 entries) – ATG 

InspirationStation – Celebrate

Through The Craftroom Door  (4 entries max) - ATG

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

Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes  

SheepSki Designs Challenges (up to 3 entries) – Christmas in July

Cute As A Button –ATG

Sparkles Christmas (up to 5 entries)– STARS

Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round (MONTHLY)– SNOWFLAKES

Crafty Calendar Challenge – add a ribbon

Double Trouble –  Thing 1: Christmas In July Thing 3:  (blue, red green and snow)

 
Thing 2:   
ColorMy Heart Color Dare –  blue red green snow

Sunday, July 3, 2022

DDC - Indoor Hobbies Challenge

 The challenge this month at Dragonfly Dreams Challenge blog is "Indoor Hobbies".  I couldn't decide if I wanted to do crafting or exercising/eating, so I did both!  Both of these sets were purchased from CraftsUprint.  Both of these sets are super fitting for me...except I'm not quite at that age.  I am really enjoying these decoupage sets, love that 3D look!





Fun!  Right?  LOL

I can't wait to see what you come up with!!

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

Crafting Happiness Challenges – ATG

Through The Craftroom Door  (4 entries max) - ATG

Papercraft Challenges – For the Girls

Digi Choosday - ATG

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

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

Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – atg

Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes  

Alphabet Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – G is for Giggle (humous card)

Birthday Girl

 The challenge this time over at 613 Avenue Create is "ATG or Black & White", the sponsor is Mirtillamente.  The image I used is Marianne Night, the paper used was the from Country Home set and the Tropical Leaves set.  I also used Flowerz: Flow No.2. as my added flowers.


Thanks for looking!

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

As You Like It – Feminine or Masculine (and why) - Fem, I know more gals to whom I give cards.

Creative Fingers – Always Anything Goes  

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

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

AAA Birthday Challenges (starts 1st Monday) – Flowers

Crafts Galore Encore (3 ENTRIES)– always ATG 

Friday, July 1, 2022

Woof/Meow and/or Love, Sweet Love

 The challenge this month over at Incy Wincy Designs is Woof/Meow and/or Love, Sweet Love.  The sponsor is All Dressed Up.  The two images given to the team to play with are Miranda and The First Dance.

I took the opportunity to play with both images (one per theme).  

For my first card I used Miranda, I added Beach Holiday as well, I mean, what is a cat without their human?  LOL  The beach scene is a print and cut from Cricut.  The sentiment is was drawn on using Cricut as well.  I added some shells, pearls, a palm tree charm and some twine for the bow and on the tag.


For my Love, Sweet Love card I used The First Dance.  I kept this one very CAS.  For some texture I used an embossing folder frame, added some ribbon, flowers, gems and a sentiment.



Thank you for looking!  

Dream Valley Challenges (enter up to 10 challenges) – Any Occasion (wedding)

A Place To Startweddings and/or graduations

Papercraft Challenges – For the Girls (birthday)

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

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

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

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

Double D Challenges – Beach Time

Seize The Birthday (BIRTHDAY THEMED up to 3 entries) – Summer Activities

Alphabet Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – G is for Giggle (humous card)


Be A Pineapple

 This card was made for this month's challenge over at Patties Creations.  I used an image called Pineapple With Sunglasses.  The rest was(not counting the flower) was made using elements from Cricut, including the sentiment.  I did add some shimmer to the glasses.


Thanks for looking!

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

Use Your Stuff – Plants/Flowers

Double D Challenges – Beach Time

Seize The Birthday (BIRTHDAY THEMED up to 3 entries) – Summer Activities