Monday, March 27, 2017

Seasons Greetings

Welcome to my blog! Today, I am super excited to share my card with you for Season's Greeting Christmas Challenge #4.  It is always ANYTHING GOES with a twist. You can use the inspiration picture below if you would like.
I used colors from the inspiration picture above. It took me several days to finish it because my mind was blocked. My mom was here and gave me suggestions and had fun breaking out two new dies from Gina Marie Designs. All of the paper is from Stampin Up and I must say the new glitter paper is fabby. The word dies are from Elizabeth Craft Designs. The snowman tag was colored up for me to use and seemed to work perfectly for this card. Hope you like it!

I would love to enter my card into the following challenges:
Hiding in My Craft Rooming - Challenge #294 - Any Holiday (Christmas)
The Corrosive Challenge - Challenge #3 - March Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Challenge #326 - Anything Goes as long as Christmas/optional twist: inspired by a Christmas song or carol.
Crafting From The Heart - Challenge #152 - Anything Goes

Be sure to come and join us at Season's Greetings Challenge and show us your Christmas creations.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Rose Garden Thinlits

Happy Spring! It is so nice to hear those words but I am truly looking forward to the warmer temperatures and no snow. It was an exhausting, emotional week but the silver lining was seeing my mom/dad, our boys & Summer, plus special friend's one that just had surgery. Praying for this next week to be better.

We have a brand new challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks and Lori is our hostess. Lori challenged us to break out our DIES/PUNCHES for Challenge #343. Super easy right? Well, believe it or not, I struggled with which dies and punches to break out. It was too funny because so many were calling my name.  So I headed off to Pinterest to get some ideas. 

I really wish I could say this layout was my idea but it wasn't. I "Cased" this card from www.stampsnlingers.com. A few changes for my card. I don't have as many layers on the inside of the card and my inside rose is not on white. My paper/pattern paper is Pool Party, Basic Black and Whisper Whtie from Stampin Up. The die used is called Rose Garden Thinlits by Stampin Up. I believe this style could be used for any occasion.

I would love to enter my card into the following challenges:
AAA Cards - Challenge #86 - Die Cuts
The Paper Players - PP 336 - Clean and Simple by Joanne

Our Guest Designer and my fellow Chicks in the Hen House have tons of great inspiration for you. Please check them out and come join us with your creative makes.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Hugs & Kisses


Good morning! It is time for a brand new challenge at Creative Knockouts. We are on Challenge #185 and it is called BORDER TIME. Our sponsor this time is AMB illustrations and it was awesome to color up these cute little Dinosaurs Stamps. Thank you so very much.

Prize: 3 single packs or a trio or a combo and a single
https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/AMBillustrations
My card above has been colored with Copics. These stamps remind me of Land Before Time movies. Our kids just loved those movies and it will be awesome to share them with our grandchild.

Be sure to hop on over to Creative Knockouts my fellow DT's have amazing makes for you.

Thanks for sharing stopping by to see my latest make.

Have an amazing day!

Thank You and Buttons


It is 4 Crafty Chicks time and I am the hostess for Challenge #342 and I would love to see you break out your button stash.  

The above card was inspired by this card on Pinterest made by Linda Aarhus.  
My card at the top of the post was made as a single layer card. I also used the pieces that I cut out on the bottom portion. The stamp was used from Verve and then some twine was added to the bottom for a bit of pop. I cut my strips a little smaller so the corners could be cut off.

Thank you so much for popping in. Sending smiles your way!


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Lovely as A Tree, With Sympathy


Happy Thursday to you! Nance is our hostess this week at 4 Crafty Chicks. With this being March we are all waiting for spring to come. Nance has set our challenge #341 with "SPRING FEVER with a twist of sponging". Nance had me breaking out my sponges again.

CHALLENGE #340 - "SPRING FEVER USING SPONGING"
My card above was stamped using Lovely As A Tree. The ink was Memento Tuxedo Black. I tried to create a sunset behind the trees. Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black. Different Stampin Up inks.

The style of card is on Pinterest and tried to put my own spin on it. Her card is way more beautiful (librus).  I used sponges but she used a brayer.  My reasoning for choosing this image was thinking the start of spring before the leaves come out on the trees and the beautiful sunsets.

I would love to enter my card into the following challenges:

Thank you so much for joining me today.  Have an amazing day!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Mollys Basket of Love

Welcome back to my blog. I am sure with the wind that we are having today, that we are seeing some towns flying by.  Last night and today we are lucky to be enjoying visiting with our oldest son. He is off to go bull riding later today.

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends is on Challenge #53 and as always the challenge is ANYTHING GOES! I would like to thank our sponsor Conie Fong Art for this adorable image of Mollys Basket of Love. Our second sponsor for this challenge is AMB Illustrations and the girls are using Shabby Chick Country.
Prize: 3 Images
Prize: 3 Packs of  Paper from the Store
My fabulous DT teammates have amazing inspiration for you this week. Be sure to hop on over and check us out, as well as joining us for our latest challenge.

Recipe:
Image: Mollys Basket of Love
Papers: Whisper white, melon mambo and pattern paper from Taylored Expressions.
Asscessories: Copic Markers, Your Next Stamp die, My Favorite Things die.

I would love to enter my card into the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - Challenge #405 - Spring Inspiration

Creative Playground - March Link Up Anything Goes
A bit More Time To Craft - Challenge #39 - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft - Challenge #3 - Always Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Always Anything Goes





Thursday, March 2, 2017

Bundle of Fairy Love



Happy first Thursday of March! It means we have a brand new challenge over at Creative Knockouts. A Day for Daisies is our sponsor this week for Challenge #183 Die Cut/Punch Frenzy! I would like to thank them for letting me showcase Bundle of Fairy Love.

Prize: $12 Gift Certificate
http://adayfordaisies.com/stamps/
The image has been colored using Copic Markers...love them. I used spellbinders label dies, Stampin Up Top Note die and 1 1/4" and 1" circle punch and a butterfly punch. Embossing folders were used from Stampin' Up and Cuttlebug, pearls are from an unknown company.

I would love to enter my card into the following Challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown - Challenge #332 - Things With Wings
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Challenge #296 - Die Cuts
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #251 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Challenge #112 - Anything Goes/twist masculine (didn't do the twist)
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge - Challenge #340 - Baby

Have an amazing day!

Smile, You're Worth It!

Hello, Hello, Hello! 

Leanne is our Hostess with the mostess for 4 Crafty Chicks this week! It is our first challenge in March and Leanne is challenge us to break out our GREEN for #340! I would like to give a big welcome to Danielle who is our GDT for the month of March!

I broke out my Stampin' Up pattern paper! It has fun pattern's and almost all Green :) It was a blast to make this card. I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers - Challenge #183 - Go Green
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #251 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Challenge #112 - Anything Goes/twist masculine (didn't do the twist)
Inspiration Destination - Challenge #123 - Anything Goes

My fellow Dt's and GDT have awesome inspiration for you. Hop on over to 4 Crafty Chicks and join us for our brand new challenge.

Thanks for sharing is my newest creation!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Peppermint/Celebrate The Season


Good morning! I am super excited to bring my new creation to you for Season's Greeting Christmas Challenge. It run's the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, Always Anything Goes with an optional twist. You can choose to use the twist or just share what you made with us.

I will share a Christmas creation with you every 4th Tuesday.  I am part of Team Koala along with my other fabby Koala Team. Now I can really and truly start making my Christmas cards for the end of the year.

My card above was made with an image I won from C.C. Designs release several months ago. Peppermint is such a cute image. She is just adorable and so much fun to color up. I did decide to use the twist which was a challenge for me but I loved it. Never thought to put these colors together. Hope you like my card too.

Recipe:
Stamps: Peppermint C.C. Designs, So Many Scallops Stampin' Up
Paper: Stampin' Up: Cucumber Crush, So Saffron, Blushing Bride and Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White and Spectrum Nior paper.
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento, So Saffron
Accessories: Martha Stewart snowflake punch, Stampin Up 1 1/4 inch circle punch, Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder. Copic Markers, Gems from Your Next Stamp.

I would love to enter my card into the following challenges:
Hiding in My Craft Room - Challenge #290 - Any Holiday (Christmas)
Christmas Card Challenge - Challenge #7 - Christmas card can do the optional twist but I didn't.
The Corrosive Challenge - February Challenge - Anything Goes

Please come and join us at Season's Greeting Christmas Challenge. It would be super fun to see all of your fun Christmas makes.


Thursday, February 23, 2017

With Sympathy

Good morning! We saw a bit snow the last night and the temperature has dropped from the gorgeous temps last week. However, we know that spring will be coming and a month or two. We enjoyed a fun night last night watching our daughter play basketball. It is hard to believe that their basketball season is just about over.

Lori is our hostess this week at 4 Crafty Chicks and she is asking you all to break out your STENCILS FOR CHALLENGE #339. My fellow DT's have amazing inspiration for you too.

The card above was made for our family friends who lost their son suddenly on Thanksgiving weekend in October. I never seem to have these type of cards made up ahead of time and well they are never easy to make. The stencil I used is one I bought at Walmart and then broke out my Stampin Up inks. The stamp and sentiment are from Verve one of my favorite sets. Although tons of people make beautiful creations with stencils, I always thought I would mess it up somehow. A truly wonderful challenge for me. Thanks, Lori.

I would love to enter my card into the following challenges:
Artistic Inspiration Challenge Blog - Challenge #173 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Challenge #147 - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for popping in and sharing my newest make with me. Thank you for all of your comments too.


Recipe:
Stamp: Verve
Paper: Whisper White and Basic Black
Ink: Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze, Memento: Tuxedo Black.
Accessories: Stencil, daubers

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Mitten Kitten


Happy, happy Thursday! Today, I am sharing my DT creation with you for our brand new challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks. It is my turn to be hostess at 4 Crafty Chicks! We are on Challenge #338 and I would like to see all of your fun charms.

My card above is using heart charm and bells (that were a gift given too me).  The Merry Christmas Stamp and die were also a gift to me a while back. It was a perfect size for this layout.  My bows (ribbon is from Stampin' Up) were made with my bow maker. The image is under a circle embossing folder. Mitten Kitten image from Miss Daisy Stamps is colored using Copic markers. A brick embossing folder was used in the bottom layer for added texture.

On a personal note, I am excited to have some quality time with all of our kids. Happy Family Day to everyone.

I would love to enter my card into the following challenge:
Show Us Your Pussie Cats Only Challenge - Challenge #3 - Kitty Love
Crafting from the Heart - Challenge #146 - Anything Goes
The Paper Girls - Challenge #121 - With Heart
Crafty Card Makers - Challenge #182 - Add Some Texture (Brick and Circle embossing folders)
Artistic Inspirations Challenge - Challenge #172 - Anything Goes


Come and joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks, we would love to see your work.


Primrose Baby Sitting


Happy Thursday! Today over at Creative Knockouts for Challenge #181 - Recipe: 3 Pattern Papers, 2 embellies, and 1 image. Thank you Crafty Sentiments Designs for being our sponsor this week. I have had so much fun coloring  Primrose Baby Sitting. Babies are are treasures that bring so much joy. They are so cute and cuddly.

Prize: 3 Images
http://craftysentimentsdesigns.co.uk/ourshop/cat_396491-Digital-Stamps.html\
My card above is made with colored with Copic Markers. The pattern paper/paper/bow is from Stampin Up. The dies are from Spellbinder and Hello was present so not sure what company it is from.

I would love to enter my card into the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Design Challenge Blog - Theme: Favorite Color Combo (yellow, green, rust, purple).
Crafty Creations Challenge - Challenge #335 - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Challenge #110 - Use Your Favorite Things (Dies & Copic Markers)
Inspiration Destination Challenge - Challenge #122 - Anything Goes

I appreciate you stopping by and sharing my newest DT creation.

Have an amazing day!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

I Love You....


Good, good morning! It is an amazing time of year that you see people sharing love, with one another. Our wonderful hostess at 4 Crafty Chicks this week is Nance from Soul Stampin'. For Challenge #337 the Theme is Love.

My card above was colored with Copic Markers. The paper is from Stampin Up, pearls, Wink of Stella, clouds embossing folder, and pop-ups. The stamp is unknown. The Digital image is from Miss Daisy Stamps. When making this card, I decided to make a baby Valentines day card.  They sure are treasures, that we love every minute of the day/year.

I would love to enter my card into the following challenges.
Addicted to Stamps and more - Challenge #228 - Holiday
Creative Moments - Challenge #111 - Anything Goes/optional twist - with Love is in the Air
Inspiration Destination - Challenge #121 - Anything Goes
Paper Craft Crew - Challenge #230 - Love Theme
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Roses are Red... (must use Red on your creation)
Artistic Inspirations Challenge Blog - Challenge #172 - Anything Goes
Color Inspiration Monday - Link Up 11 - used Copics to color.
Crafting From The Heart - Challenge #145 - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - Challenge #94 - Who Loves You, Baby!
The Paper Girls Challenge - Challenge #121 - With Heart
Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog- Challenge #250 - Love is in the Air
Through The Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Anything Goes February 7

Please joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks for our newest Challenge.

Have a spectacular day!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Daisy Daydream


Hello, crafty peeps! We have a brand new challenge starting today over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. We are currently on Challenge #51 and it is Anything Goes and our challenges run for two weeks. So break out your crafty supplies and show us what has inspired you.

The image on my card above is from Crafts and Me and they allowed me to use  Daisy Daydream to showcase today.  I want to thank them for letting me work with this image as it was a blast to color her up. My image was colored with Copic Markers and the paper is from Stampin Up. The stitched rectangle die is from My Favorite Things. I loved this image so much that I decided to go with a very clean and simple design. My reason for doing this is the image is so beautiful that I just wanted to highlight her.

** Sponsor 1 **
Prize ~ £8 digi voucher in store
CRAFTS AND ME ONLINE STORE

** Sponsor 2 **
Bugaboo Stamps
Prize ~ 7 Images

I would love to enter my card into the following Challenges:
Digital Delights Monthly Challenge #118 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft Challenge #43 - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge #50 - Girly
Color Crazy Craft Challenge - Week 5 - Anything Goes

Hope you enjoyed seeing my DT creation for you. We would love to see your work over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Happy Anniversary!

4 Crafty Chicks has a brand new challenge today and our wonderful hostess is Leanne from Banking on Crafts.  

Leanne wanted us to use the Anniversary Theme for Challenge #336. I never seem to have enough of these cards around so I am excited to use this stamp. It is from your Next Stamp.

I would love to enter my card into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenge - 334 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Challenge 110 - Anything Goes/optional twist, keep it feminine.
The Crafty Addicts - Challenge 33 - Anything Goes/monochromatic
Inspiration Destination - Challenge 121 - Anything Goes

The card above was made using Stampin Up paper, die, Wink of Stella and of course pearls.