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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Recycle For Christmas



It's time for another challenge at Catch The Bug! We want to see your recycled items on your projects! Wow, another recycle challenge! How cool is that?! As always, there are awesome digi prize packs up for grabs, from Bugaboo Stamps! Come play along with us, for your chance to win!

For my card, I've decided to get an early start on Christmas! My card uses the image, AKV Winter Fairy - Skates, from Bugaboo Stamps, colored with Promarkers. All papers are from my stash. My recycled item is a white ribbon recycled from an old organza gift bag. How's that for repurposing?! I also added a handmade bow, made from blue and white polka dotted ribbon.  In the top corner is a handmade flower, made of patterned paper and secured in the center with a blue metal brad.  My sentiment is punched with circle and scalloped circle punches.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

4/1 4/28 Anything Goes at My Craft Creations
Challenge #63 Die Cuts or Punches at Pile It On
Challenge #258 Pastels at Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog
Pastel Colors at Crafty Ribbons Challenge
Challenge #118 Anything Goes at 613 Avenue Create
Clean and Simple at Incy Wincy
TPE#293 Pastel Colors at The Pink Elephant Challenge
CHNC Extra April at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge 2
Challenge #256 Anything Goes at Craft Your Passion
Challenge #16 Anything Goes at Not Just Cards Challenge
Child's Play at Cards In Envy
TTCRD 4/7 - 4/13 at Through The Craftroom Door
Anything Goes at Clear It Out Challenges
Challenge #84 Handmade Flowers at Creative Card Crew
Anything Goes at Papertake Weekly
Challenge #101 Things With Wings at Deep Ocean Challenges
Challenge #146 Anything Goes at Loves Rubberstamps
Challenge #11 Things With Wings at Really Reasonable Ribbon
Crafty Hazelnut's April Patterned Paper Challenge
Challenge #137 Photo Inspiration (Xmas Shopping, Polka Dots) at PINspirational Challenges
Challenge #80 Anything With A Die or Punch at Fan-Tastic Challenges
VSC#33 Anything Goes at V's Sweet Ideas
CHCNS #224 Add Texture at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge
Flights of Fancy at The Crafting Cafe Challenge
Anything Goes With A Handmade Bow at Craft-Dee Bows
Challenge #264 Ink It up at I Love Promarkers
Challenge #222 Anything Goes at Penny's Paper Crafty
Christmas at Crafting By Designs
Challenge #28 Anything Goes at Inspiration Destination
Challenge #14 Any Holiday at Crafty Gals Corner Challenges
Challenge #368 Bonny Blues at Cute Card Thursday
R#221 Texture at Crafts4Eternity

Enticing Black WIdow





Welcome to a new challenge! Whoo Hoo!  For this round we have a new theme -Recycle Something! That's right, we want to see you recycle something and use it on a project! Awesome challenge isn't it?  Be sure you start recycling those items onto your projects, then come link up in our Recycle  Challenge at Open Minded Crafting Challenges. You have two weeks to play along, so plenty of time to create! You could be one our DT picks or even a winner of one of the prizes from these great sponsors:


















While you are here, allow me to tell you all about my project for this challenge. My card uses the image, Black Widow, from Smeared Ink, colored with Copics. All papers are scraps from my stash. My card layout uses the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches. I recycled the metal skull and crossbones that cam off another project that just didn't turn out the way I liked. The spider/bug is a creepy and most interesting die cut.  Don't you just love the extra touch it adds to this card?! I used a punch by Martha Stewart to make the fence.


Oh, oh, and this card is just perfect for my first try at the Smudgy Antics Challenge, too!

Challenges:

Left of Center
Macabre Monday Going Green at Haunted Design House
Challenge #295 Sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches
Anything Goes at Smudgy Antics Challenge Blog
Anything Goes at Stamp and Create
Anything at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
Challenge #13 Anything Goes at Aurora Wings
Challenge #19 Use A Die (Bug) at Create and Inspire
Challenge #2 Anything Goes at Creative Ladybirds Creations
Clean and Simple at Incy Wincy
Challenge #256 Anything Goes at Craft Your Passion
Furry Friends (Spiders! Eeek!) at Digi Sketch Challenge
4/1 - 4/28 Anything Goes at My Craft Creations
Challenge #16 Anything Goes at Not Just Cards Challenge Blog
Anything Goes at Papertake Weekly
A is for (Afraid -  Of The Dark) at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
Anything Goes at Clear It Out
TTCRD 4/7 - 4/13 at Through The Craftroom Door
Challenge #80 Use A Punch at Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge
Challenge #14 Use a Die (Spider/Bug) at Digi Choosday
Challenge #146 Anything Goes at Loves Rubberstamps
Anything Goes at Sisters of Craft
Challenge #286 Anything Goes at Crafty Creations
Challenge #222 Anything Goes at Penny's Paper Crafty
Challenge #99 Animal Magic (Spiders! Eek!) at Crafting For All Seasons
April Anything Goes at Crafting By Designs
Challenge #28 Anything Goes at Inspiration Destination
Challenge #14 Any Holiday (Halloween) at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge
Challenge #63 Die Cuts or Punches at Pile It On
Out of Your Comfort Zone (Copics/Dark) at Eclectic Ellapu
Challenge #118 Anything Goes at 613 Avenue Create
R#221 Texture at Crafts4Eternity
Challenge #131 Anything Goes at Glitter N Sparkle Challenge Blog
Add A Sentiment at Crafty Calender
April Challenge Use A Die Or Punch at Mema's Crafts
Challenge #31 Frame It at Natalie and Amy's Challenge Blog
Make A Card at Crafts Galore Encore
Challenge #2 Freestyle/Fantasy at Crafting With An Attitude
Layers at Sugar and Betty's Challenge Blog
Challenge #81 Use A Diecut at Whimsy Inspirations
Challenge #241 Diecuts at 4 Crafty Chicks

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Baby Boy Bundle



Whoop Whoop! Time for a new challenge! Hope you are ready to start crafting and join us!  This week, we have an Anything Goes challenge at Catch The Bug! Lots of great prizes to win and awesome eye candy to look at, too! Come check us out and link up to win at Catch The Bug!

My card uses the image, Butterfly Bear Sit, from Bugaboo Stamps, colored with Promarkers. The fun mix of pastel papers are all from my stash. I used pastel blue ribbon across  the center, with a handmade bow. Blue gemstone footprints and a set of blue gemstone baby hand prints have been used to embellish and add dimension. The sentiment is punched with circle and scalloped circle punches and attached with foam mounting tape, for added dimension.


I Am Entering This Card In The Following Challenges:

 Anything Goes April at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
 4/1 - 4/28 Anything Goes at My Craft Creations
Challenge #16 Anything Goes at Not Just For Cards Challenge
Anything Goes With A Handmade Bow at Craft-Dee Bows
Two + Things You Are Hoarding (Ribbon, Crystal Embellishments) at Clear It Out
Color Theme - Pastels - At Papertake Weekly
TTCRD 3/31 - 4/6 at Through The Craftroom Door
Challenge #29 Blue Skies at Passion For Promarkers
Challenge #145 Favorite Embellishments (Gemstones) at Loves Rubber Stamps
Challenge #128 Anything Goes at Aud Sentiments
Challenge #286 Anything Goes at Crafty Creations
Challenge #99 Animal Magic at Crafting For All Seasons
Challenge #221 Anything Goes at Penny's Paper Crafty
April Anything Goes at Crafting By Designs
Challenge #27 Anything Goes at Inspiration Destination
Anything Goes at Kraftin Kimmie's Wonderful Wednesday
Challenge #13 Humor at Crafty Gals Corner
Tic Tac Toe (Bear butterfly image, Punch, Dimension) at Mod Squad Challenge
Animal Fun at Creative Corner Challenges
R#220 Baby Baby at Crafts4Eternity
Challenge #114 Many Colors at Fairy Tale Challenge
Challenge #29 Anything Goes at Art By Miran Challenge Blog
Anything Goes at Sister Act Card Challenge
HIMCR #194 Think Spring at Hiding In My Craft Room
Spring Is Here at Di's Digi Designs
Challenge #115 Things With Wings at Really Reasonable Ribbon

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Get Eggcited For Easter




Good Morning! Can you beleive I have FINALLY found the time to do a non-DT project! My first one, in awhile!  I decided to make an Easter card for a great friend, who always appreciates a handmade card.  Do you think this card is masculine enough?!

I did the entire card with Copic Markers - A rarity for me! I have several that I have been collecting  (more like hoarding!) over the last year, but I rarely use them and I'm, quite honestly, afraid of them! LOL! I'm so used to using the Promarkers and I find the Copics quite intimidating. A friend showed me how to do skin with Copics last summer, but I must admit - I havent tried it since then - An you can certainly tell I havent had any practice in ages.  Guess I'm going to have to go see her, again, this summer, and do more coloring so I can finally master it - Or at least semi-master it, once and for all! Being This is only a second attempt and this first attempt was months ago, I suppose this isn't too bad.

Oh, and what I am even more afraid of than skin, is doing hair with Copcis! Hair is so out of my comfort zone that is scares me to death! I thought, well, since skin and especially hair, are both way out of my comfort zone, this is the perfect time to do a project for the "Out Of Your Comfort Zone" challenge in the Simply Betty Stamps Fans Facebook Group! So, I  certainly plan to enter this card in that challenge! Oh sure, I know I have a snowball chance in you know where of winning - But it's worth a shot and it's fun to come out of your comfort zone now and then, isn't it?!

My card uses the image and sentiment set, Excited Corrine, from Simply Betty Stamps. For my card layout, I used the sketch at Friday Sketch Challenge.  All papers are from my stash. I used pieces of the patterned paper, to do the parts that overlap onto the sides of the image.

I am entering this card in the following challenge:

Challenge #91 Sketch at Friday Sketch Challenge
Out Of Your Comfort Zone Challenge at Simply B Stamps Fan Group on Facebook
Challenge #12 Lots of Layers at Digi Choosday
Anything Goes at Simon Says Stamp
Challenge #128 Anything Goes With a Sentiment at Aud Sentiments
Challenge #219 Boys and Girls at Penny's Paper Crafty
Anything Goes at Kraftin Kimmie's Wonderful Wednesday
Challenge #26 Anything Goes at Inspiration Destination
Easter at Double Click Connections
Challenge #273 Easter at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps
4CC #239 Humor at 4 Crafty Chicks
Challenge #218 Easter at Hanna and Friends
Challenge #366 Easter at Cute Card Thursday
Spring Has Sprung at Creative Corner Challenges
R#219 Easter at Crafts4Eternity
Challenge #44 Easter at Aloha Friday Challenges
Challenge #82 Anything Goes at Simply Create Too
Challenge #99 Anything Goes at Sister Act Card Challenge
Challenge #132 Add A Sentiment at QKR Stampede
Challenge #153 Easter Wishes at My Sheri Crafts
Spring Is Here at Di's Digi Designs Challenge
Easter at Sweet Stampin Challenge
HIMCR #193 Any Holiday at Hiding In My Craft Room
Challenge #62 Easter/Spring at Pile It On
Challenge #221 Hop Into Spring at Corrosive Challenge
Challenge #257 Easter Cards at Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog
Challenge #130 Easter at Glitter N Sparkle Challenge 
Challenge #117 Anything Goes at 613 Avenue Create
Easter/Spring at That Craft Place
TPE292 Anything Goes at The Pink Elephant
Easter at Crafty Boots Challenge
Challenge #25 Anything Goes at Craft Your Passion
Challenge #134 More Spring at Eureka Stamps
Spring at Melonheadz Friends Challenge
Add A Sentiment at Whoopsi Daisy
Challenge #16 Anything Goes at Not Just For Cards Challenge
Challenge #215 Hippity Hop at Sweetstamps Challenge Blog
Spring Is In The Air at Cards In Envy
Is It Spring Yet at Stamp and Create
Two + Things You Are Hoarding (Copics, Patterned Paper) at Clear It Out
Challenge #137 Photo Inspiration (Colors) at PINspirational Challenges
TTCRD 3/31 - 4/6 at Through The Craftroom Door
Easter at Scrap Creations
Challenge #114 Many Colors at Fairy Tale Challenge
Challenge #221 Hop Into Spring at Corrosive Challenge

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Butterfly Kisses and Springtime Wishes With Lacy Sunshine



Hello bloggers, crafters and challenge fans! It's time for a new challenge at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog! This time, we have the perfect one for you, for the season:  Our challenge theme, this time, is Butterfly Kisses and Springtime Wishes at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog. We want to see your Spring time creations, to celebrate the beautiful weather we've been having! We are a bi-weekly challenge blog, so you have two weeks to create and link up with us. You could win a guest designer spot or a fabulous prize from Lacy Sunshine Stamps!



Starting with this challenge, Lacy Sunshine introduces something new - Their Crafter's Recipe Cards! have you ever just loved a project and felt like you just had to know what the creator had used on that specific project?! Well, now you can, with the Lacy Sunshine Crafter's Recipe Cards! Each post, the Lacy Sunshine Design Team Members, will add their recipe card, for their posted project. This way, you can see exactly what we used to create each project - Right down to the coloring medium and the colors we used! How cool is that?! Are you excited yet?! I hope so! I'd love to hear your feedback, in the comments, as to how you like these new recipe cards!

Oh, and now, here is my recipe card for today's project:




As you can see from my recipe card, my card uses the image, Saphira Blue Belle, from Lacy Sunshine Stamps, colored with Promarkers. All papers used are from my stash. My card layout uses the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches. I've used hand dyed skittles to embellish the card. The flower is hand made, made with Stampin Up Punches. I hand cut a pennant, to stick up under the flower.  I think it's a great effect, don't you?!


I am entering this card in the following challenges:


Add A Sentiment at Whoopsi Daisy
Challenge #293 Sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches
Spring Is In The Air at Cards In Envy
Challenge #133 Think Spring at Eureka Stamps
Challenge #220 Boys And Girls Come Out to Play at Penny's Paper Crafty
Anything Goes at Digi Sketch Challenge
Challenge #254 Anything Goes at Craft Your Passion
Spring at Crafty Boots Challenge
March Patterned Paper Challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
Challenge #26 Anything Goes at Inspiration Destination
Challenge #15 Anything Goes at Not Just Cards
Challenge #136 Photo Inspiration at PINspirational Challenges
Cute at Just Inspirational Challenges
Challenge #30 Flowers at Natalie and Amy's Challenge Blog
Challenge #262 Springtime at I Love Promarkers
Challenge #285 Chevrons or Stripes at Crafty Creations
Anything Goes at Kraftin Kimmie's Wonderful Wednesday
Challenge #12 Anything Goes at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge
Spring Has Sprung at Creative Corner Challenges
Challenge #114 Many Colors at Fairy Tale Challenges
Challenge #99 Anything Goes at Sister Act Card Challenge
Challenge #82 Anything Goes at Simply Create Too
Spring In Her Step at The East Wind
Challenge #28 Anything Goes at Art By Miran
Challenge #11 Use A Die Cut at Get Creative
Anything Goes at Simon Says Stamp
Challenge #273 Spring at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps
Challenge #233 Anything With Nature at One Stitch At A Time
Challenge #62 Easter/Spring at Pile It On
Challenge #221 Hop Into Spring at Corrosive Challenge
Challenge #117 Anything Goes at 613 Avenue Create
Easter/Spring at That Craft Place
Challenge #128 Anything With A Twist of Flowers at Artistic Inspirations

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Baking Up A Friendship



Whoo Hoo! Are you ready?! Welcome to a new challenge, starting today, at Open Minded Crafting - Fun Challenges! This fortnight's theme is a fun one! The theme is food related - Yes, yes, yes, we want to see your food related projects! This challenge is making me hungry, already! How about you? Remember, we are a bi-weekly challenge,so you have two weeks - plenty of time to play along with us! You could be one of our DT top picks or a winner of of the the fabulous prizes from one of these generous sponsors:
















And now, here are my card details. My card uses the image Granny's Cookies, from Robyn's Fetish. I went with fall type colors, because, for some reason, they remind me of baking cookies.  I decided to go with a friendship theme, since I have an awesome friend that I always send cookies to, whenever I bake! For my card layout, I used the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches. I've used scraps of matching paper, to make a pennant from out of the sentiment., which is hand stamped. and by Stampin Up! I've used adhesive bronze metallic metal diamonds, to embellish.


I am entering this card in the following challenges: