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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

It's Almost National Take Your Dog To Work Day



Humor Me Wednesday

National Take Your Dog To Work Day

uses the image, Ice Cream Dog, from Bugaboo Stamps, colored with markers.


Challenge #114 Anything Goes at Little Miss Muffet Challenge
Song Lyrics (Who Let The Dogs Out) at Moving Along With The Times
DTBST #286 Your Heart's Desire at Sassy Studio Designs
Anything Goes at Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge
Anything Goes at Eclectic Ellapu
Challenge #134 Summertime Fun (Ice Cream) at Aud Sentiments
Summer Fun (Ice Cream) at Di's Digi Designs
Challenge #111 Anything Goes at Sister Act Card Challenge
Challenge #34 Anything Goes at Art By Miran Challenge
Challenge #93 Pearls at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards
Bling It Out (Pearls) at Creative Corner Challenges
Challenge #7 Anything Goes at Simply Papercrafts Challenge
Challenge #156 Clean and Simple at Wags N Whiskers Challenge
Challenge #147 Summer Time (Ice Cream) at A Gem Of A Challenge
Challenge #285 Try Something New (Coloring my own pearls) at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps
Challenge #159 Masculine Projects at My Sheri Crafts
Animal Cards For Kids at Send A Smile For Kids Challenge
Challenge #129 Tastes of Summer (Ice Cream) at 613 Avenue Create
Cute Animals at Come And Get it Challenge
Challenge #142 For The Boys at Glitter N Sparkle Challenge
Layers at That Craft Place
Anything Goes at Sugar and Betty's Challenge Blog
Challenge #39 Anything Goes at Paper Creators Crafts
Challenge #88 Cats and Dogs at Cutie Pie Challenge
Masculine at Mema's Crafts Challenge
Summer Fun (Ice Cream) at Stamp and Create
Summer Fun at Whoopsi Daisy Challenge
Challenge #4 Anything Goes at Crafting With An Attitude
Anything Goes at Crafts Galore Encore
Challenge #10 For The Boys at Cute As A Button Challenge
June Challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
Summer Fun (Ice Cream) at Oddball Art Stamps Challenge Blog
Challenge #33 Ode To Nature at The East Wind
Challenge #42 Spots or Stripes at Creative Craft Cottage Challenge
Challenge #89 Anything Goes at Lia Stampz
Challenge #134 Anything Goes With A Twist of Odd at Artistic Inspirations
Challenge #65 Anything Goes at Crafting From The Heart
Challenge #267 Anything Goes at Craft Your Passion
Challenge #17 For The Boys at Get Creative Challenge
Anything Goes at Incy Wincy Designs
Summer Fun (Ice Cream) at Melonheadz Friends Challenge
CCH #200 Spots and Stripes at The Crazy Challenge
Your Style/Fave Craft Product (Pearls) at Clear It Out Challenge
Challenge #90 CAS at Creative Card Crew
Challenge #92 A Touch Of Summer at Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge
Trio-Tastic (Three Rectangles) at Papertake Weekly
TTCRD Challenge 6/23 - 6/29 at Through The Craftroom Door
Name That Tune (Who Let The Dogs Out) at Top Tip Tuesday
Challenge #105 Cute and Summery (Ice Cream) at Crafting For All Seasons
Challenge #71 Anything Goes at Creative Moments Challenge
IIC#215 Embellish It at Inky Impressions
Challenge #39 Anything Goes at Inspiration Destination
Challenge #233 Anything Goes at Penny's Paper Crafty
Anything Goes at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Wonderful Wednesday at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps
Challenge #189 Anything Goes at Word Art Wednesday
Challenge #319 Favorite Craft Product (Pearls) at Creative Inspirations

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Firefly Fairy Goes Vintage



It's time for a new challenge at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges.  This fortnight, we want to see your Vintage creations. you have two weeks, as usual, to play along and link up your vintage creation.  You could be one of our DT favorites, or even possibly win a prize from one of these generous sponsors:
















Oh, and now, here are the details about my project for this challenge. I must admit, I've never been very good, in my opinion, of achieving the Vintage look.  So, while the image is gorgeous, I admit, I struggled a bit with this creation.  Hopefully. I've managed to achieve the Vintage look as the end result.  I made this pretty card using the image, Firefly Fairy, by Fairy Tangles, colored with markers. All papers used are from my stash.  I used glitter to add sparkle to the fireflies on the image, to the wings and to the band of stars across her forehead. I've used cream colored ribbon across the bottom and added a matching handmade bow.  The upper left corner of the card has been embellished with a metal filigree corner piece.

I am entering this car in the following challenges:


Challenge #224 In The Garden at Hanna and Friends
DTBST #286 Your Heart's Desire at Sassy Studio Designs
Anything Goes at Eclectic Ellapu
Anything Goes at Kraftin Kimmie's Wonderful Wednesday
Favorite Product (Sakura Clear Star Jelly Roll Pen) at Simon Says Stamp
Challenge #232 Anything Goes at Penny's Paper Crafty
Challenge #38 Anything Goes at Inspiration Destination
IIC#214 Summertime at Inky Impressions
Anything Goes at Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge
Challenge #70 Anything Goes at Creative Moments
Summertime Fun at Crafting By Designs
Challenge #121 At The Movies (Fantasia) at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge
Challenge #223 Rain at Try Stampin On Tuesday
TTCRD 6/16 - 6/22 at Through The Craftroom Door
Ohh So Pretty at Papertake Weekly
Anything Goes at Crafty Sentiments Challenge
Challenge #188 Color me Happy at Use Your Stuff
Challenge #64 Anything Goes at Crafting From The Heart
Challenge #266 Anything Goes at Craft your Passion
Challenge #128 Anything Goes at 613 Avenue Create
Challenge #106 Summer Colors at Addicted To Stamps
Challenge #226 Pile It On at Corrosive Challenge
Challenge #120 Summer Colors at Really Reasonable Ribbon
Add Ribbon at Left of Center Challenge
Summer Fun (Picking Flowers) at Di's Digi Designs
Challenge #34 Anything Goes at Art By Miran Challenge
Bling It Out (Pearls) at Creative Corner Challenges
Challenge #7 Anything Goes at Simply Papercrafts Challenge
Challenge #111 Anything Goes at Sister Act Card Challenge
Challenge #147 Summer Time (Flowers) at A Gem Of A Challenge
Challenge #285 Try Something New (Vintage Style) at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps
Challenge #297 Fairies at My Time To Craft
Anything Goes at Sugar and Betty's Challenge Blog
Challenge #39 Anything Goes at Paper Creators Crafts
Anything Goes With A Handmade Bow at Craft Dee Bowz
Anything Goes at Mema's Crafts Challenge
Summer Fun at Whoopsi Daisy Challenge
Challenge #45 Anything Goes at Scrapper's Delights Challenge
Challenge #4 Anything Goes at Crafting With An Attitude
Anything Goes at Crafts Galore Encore
June Challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
Girls, Girls, Girls at Crafty Time Challenges
Challenge #33 Ode To Nature at The East Wind
Challenge #88 Vintage at Simply Create Too Challenge

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Send In The Clowns



Well today is the day - Challenge day at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges. This fortnight, we want to to see your doodling! That's right get out those craft supplies and show off your doodle! Doodle Doodle Doo - Then come link up your doodling project up with us at Open Minded Crafting! You have two weeks to get your doodle on with us, for your chance to win a prize from one of this fortnight's sponsors:



















My card for this challenge uses the image, Casey The Clown, by Lizzy Love Oddball Art, colored with Copics. My card layout uses the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches. All papers are from my stash. I love the mix of patterns - Chevrons and Polka Dots! I heart shaped die cuts, matted with black, to embellish.  I then attached the hearts with foam tape, for dimension, and added black and white bakers twine, to make them into heart shaped balloons.

I am entering this card in the following Challenges:

Challenge #303 Sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches
Challenge #126 Anything Goes at 613 Avenue Create
Challenge #71 Focus On Coloring at Pile It On Challenge
Challenge #225 Anything Goes at Corrosive Challenge
Challenge #132 Die Cuts at Artistic Inspirations
Girls, Girls, Girls at Cards in Envy
Challenge #62 Anything Goes at Crafting From The Heart
Challenge #264 Anything Goes at Craft Your Passion
Favorite Color Combo (Green, Purple, Orange, Black) at Digi Sketch Challenge
Challenge #39 Lyrics (Send In The Clowns) at Ike's World Challenge Blog
Anything Goes (Stash: Papers) at Clear It Out
Challenge #154 Anything Goes at Loves Rubber Stamps
Anything Goes at Papertake Weekly
TTCRD 6/2 - 6/8 at Through The Craftroom Door
It's All About The Hair at Top Tip Tuesday
Anything Goes at Crafting By Designs
Challenge #36 Anything Goes at Inspiration Destination
Challenge #230 Anything Goes at Penny's Paper Crafty
Challenge #33 Anything Goes at Art By Miran
Anything Goes - June Challenge - at Oddball Art Facebook Group
Challenge #155 Seeing Spots at Wags N Whiskers Challenge
Challenge #109 Anything Goes at Sister Act Card Challenge
Use Die Cuts at Di's Digi Designs Challenge
Challenge #33 Anything Goes at Art By Miran Challenge
R#229 Birthday at Crafts4Eternity
Challenge #119 Children's Birthday  at Fairy Tale Challenge
Challenge #81 For The Girls at Left Of Center Challenge
Challenge #6 Anything Goes at Simply Papercraft Challenges
For The Girls at Send A Smile For Kids Challenge
Something Old (Papers) and Something New (Image) at Sweet Stampin
June Challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
Girls, Girls, Girls at Crafty Time Challenges

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Enter The Darkside




Have you ever wanted to explore your dark side of crafting? Well I have, but just never really ventured that way more than once or twice. But, then, I came across a DT call for a new dark challenge blog..... I debated... and I debated..... and I debated, again..... Then I thought, what the heck - I should apply! What better time than the present, to try something new - So I applied for a DT spot on the new dark challenge blog, Forever Dark. I was so surprised, and thrilled, when Anna contacted me and offered me a spot on the team! Whoo Hoo! Can you believe it! I'm going to explore my dark side in crafting, as part of the DT at Forever Dark Challenge!

So, the time has come for the first ever challenge at the Forever Dark Challenge Blog! The first challenge is an easy one - Anything Goes! We are a monthly challenge blog, so you have plenty of time to play along and link up with us!  There are awesome prizes up for grabs! Our sponsors, for our first challenge, are Ike's Art and ArtiDoodles.

Now, let me tell you all about my first project for Forever Dark. I mostly do cards, but I would love to get more into doing other types of crafts, especially altered items.  For my first project, I decided to try altering a wooden frame, which I've painted black.  I have used the image, Coralyne, from ArtiDoodles, colored with Promarkers and Copics.  I used Copics for the hair and tried the "flicking" method - I think it turned out pretty good for a second attempt at this method!. I've used flowers at the top of the frame, to add a pop of color. The flowers were recycled from an old flower arrangement. I placed a black and gold spider in the center of the two flower sprigs. This was such a fun project and I love how it turned out.  What do you think of my first Forever Dark project?

I am entering this altered frame in the following challenges:

Texture at Moving Along With The Times
Challenge #35 Anything Goes at Inspiration Destination
Anything Goes at Simon Says Stamp Challenge
Challenge #33 Anything Goes at Art By Miran Challenge
HIMCR #201 Freestyle at Hiding In My Craftroom
Anything Goes at Delicious Doodles Challenge
Challenge #225 Anything Goes at Corrosive Challenge
Favorite Color Combo (Black and Purple) at Digi Sketch Challenge
Flowers at Melonheadz Friends Challenge
Challenge #80 Recycle (Flowers) at Left of Center Challenge
Altered Art (Picture Frame) at Rhedd's Creative Spirit
Challenge #20 Anything Goes at Not Just Cards Challenge
Challenge #126 Anything Goes at 613 Avenue Create
Challenge #139 Include An Animal (Skeletal Animal and Spider) at Glitter N Sparkle
Challenge #238 Flowers at One Stitch A Time
Challenge #71 Focus On Coloring at Pile It On Challenge
Challenge #62 Anything Goes at Crafting From The Heart
Challenge #264 Anything Goes at Craft Your Passion
Challenge #290 All Creatures Great And Small at Crafty Creations
Challenge #39 Lyrics (Witchy Woman) at Ike's World Challenge Blog
Royal (Queen of Darkness) at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
Anything Goes (Stash: Flowers) at Clear It Out
Challenge #154 Anything Goes at Loves Rubber Stamps
Anything Goes at Papertake Weekly
TTCRD 6/2 - 6/8 at Through The Craftroom Door
It's All About The Hair at Top Tip Tuesday
Anything Goes at Eclectic Ellapu
Challenge #4 Anything Goes at Crafting With Attitude
June-bugs (Spider), Gems and Gegaws at Haunted Design House
Anything Goes at Sugar and Betty's Challenge Blog
Challenge #39 Anything Goes at Paper Creator's Crafts
Anything Goes at Mema's Crafts
Anything Goes at Crafts Galore Encore
Anything With A Twist at Smudgy Antics
June Challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
Anything Goes at Dream In Darkness Challenge
Girls, Girls, Girls at Crafty Time Challenges
Anything But A Card at Craft My Life: All Crafts Challenge

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Thank You For being A Friend




Got the tunes cranked up and I'm here, read to tell you about our new challenge at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges! Why do I have my tunes cranked up, you ask? Well, because this fortnight, our challenge is a Song Inspiration challenge! Whoo Hoo! How fun it that?! I bet you;re already starting to think about your favorite songs and what kind of crafting project it inspires, aren't you?! Hopefully you are, because we'd love for you to create something and play along with us. Remember, you have two weeks to play along for your chance to be one of our DT favorites or even a winner of a fabulous prize from one of these generous sponsors:















Now, on to the details of my card. "Thank You For Being A Friend" is the song that inspired my card. I made this for an amazing friend, who needs some cheering up right now.  I hope she's surprised when she gets this card and some goodies in the mail! Anyway, I went with one of my favorite color combos - Black, White and Pink. My card layout uses the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches. All papers are from my stash. I've used a fun mix of papers: Chevron, Polka Dots, Stars and Stripes. I've used the image, Little Monster, by Wonderstrange, hand colored with Promarkers.  I've used pink gemstones and black pearls, to embellish. I added extra sparkle by using a piece of pink glittered ribbon across the center. The image and hearts were mounted with foam tape, for added dimension.This would also make a great card for kids!


I am entering this card in the following challenges:


Challenge #264 Stars at Robyn's Fetish Challenge
Challenge #60 Anything Goes at Crafting From The Heart
Challenge #262 Anything Goes at Craft Your Passion
Ribbon or Lace at Crafty Boots Challenge
Challenge #184 Chevrons at Use Your Stuff Challenge
Anything Goes at Scrap Creations Challenge
Challenge #297 No Sentiment at Passion For Promrkers
TTCRD Challenge 5/18-5/25 at Through The Craftroom Door
Anything Goes at Crafty Sentiments
Challenge #34 Anything Goes at Inspiration Destination
Challenge #228 Anything Goes at Penny's Paper Crafty
With A Heart at Papertake Weekly
Anything Goes at Kraftin Kimmie's Wonderful Wednesday
Challenge #107 Anything Goes at Sister Act Card Challenge
Challenge #301 Sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches
Challenge #32 Anything Goes at Art By Miran Challenge
Challenge #280 Kids at Crafty Catz Challenge
Challenge #79 Black And White +1 Color (Pink) at Left of Center Challenges
Challenge #86 Keep It Simple at Simply Create Too
Challenge #5 Anything Goes at Simply Papercraft Challenges
Challenge #154 Lots of Layers at Wags N Whiskers Challenge
Anything Goes at Sugar and Betty's Challenge Blog
Challenge #87 Layer It up at The Cutie Pie Challenge
Anything Goes at Mema's Crafts Monthly Challenge
Anything Goes at Cards Galore Encore Challenge
Challenge #9 Girly In Pink at Cute As A Button Challenge
Anything Goes at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
Anything For Kids at Send A Smile For Kids
Two or More Designs Papers at Di's Digi Designs Challenge

Saturday, May 9, 2015

To Have and Hold





Whoo Hoo! Happy Saturday! It's time for another new challenge at Open Minded Crafting. Our challenge them, this fortnight, is "Wedding or Anniversary" Perfect for summer approaching, isn't it?! Get busy crafting and creating and make up a wedding or anniversary card so you can join us! You have two weeks to play along with us, so don't miss out on linking up with us!

Of course, we always have lots of awesome prizes up for grabs, too, and this time is no exception! Create and link up with us, for your chance to win goodies from these oh so generous sponsors:


















Here are the details of my card.  I've used the image, Penny's Special Day, from Di's Digi Stamps, colored with Promarkers. My card layout uses the Sketch at Digi Sketch Challenge. I went with a mix of black, grey and white patterned papers from my stash. The top panel is wrapped with sparkly black ribbon, tied in a handmade bow, I embellished the top right and bottom left corners of the card with chevron printed gemstones.

I am entering this card in the following Challenges:


Challenge #58 Anything Goes at Crafting From The Heart
Challenge #260 Anything Goes at Craft Your Passion
Anything Goes at Clear It Out
Challenge #18 Anything Goes at Digi Choosday
Challenge #150 Anything Goes at Loves Rubberstamps
Anything Goes at Papertake Weekly
Challenge #139 Photo Inspiration at PINspirational
TTCRD 5/5 - 5/11 at Through The Craftroom Door
Duo (Black and White, She and He) at Top Tip Tuesday
Challenge #268 Anything Goes at I Love Promarkers
IIC#208 Embellishmets (Gems) at Inky Impressions
Challenge #32 Anything Goes at Inspiration Destination
Challenge #226 Anything Goes at Penny's Paper Crafty
Let' Get Sentimental at Simon Says Stamp
Anything Goes at Kraftin Kimmie's Wonderful Wednesday
Challenge #182 Anything Goes at Word Art Wednesday
Challenge #105 Anything Goes at Sister Act Card Challenge
Challenge #118 Anything Goes at Crafty Ribbons
Challege #31 Anything Goes at Art By Miran Challenge
Challenge #278 CAS at Crafty Catz Challenge
Challenge #77 Bling at Left of Center Challenge
Challenge #4 CAS at Simply Papercraft Challenge
Anything Goes With A Bow at Craft Dee Bowz Challenge
Challenge #82 Color An Image Whimsy Inspirations Challenge
Crafty Hazelnut's May Patterned Paper Challenge

Monday, May 4, 2015

An Easel Note Pad and Pen Holder For Mom



Good Morning! It's ABC Monday at Catch The Bug - That's right! Anything But A Card? Are you ready to see a fabulous group of projects - Anything But A Card? I hope so, because you will love what we have to show you today! Stop over at Catch The Bug and check them out! You're sure to be inspired!

I made this cute Note Pad and Pen Holder, as a Mother's Day Gift. I love that it is made totally from Carsdstock and patterned paper! So cute! The note pad holder is actually an easel that stands up, much like an easel card. You can see the easel fold in the side view pic, below.





This note pad and pen holder is now one of my favorite fancy fold projects!

I am Using the image, Spring Boot, from Bugaboo Stamps, colored with  both Promarkers and Copics. All patterned papers are from my stash (Thanks to the Hot Buys at Michael's)! On the front of the Note Pad Pocket, I've used a scalloped oval border punch, to punch a border in black and white patterned paper, placed across the center.  I then trimmed the top of the scalloped paper with a strip of sheer red and white polka dot ribbon.  I actually made a handmade bow, too, but accidentally threw it away when I cleaned up my paper scraps - And the bow was made with my LAST piece of that ribbon! Don't you hate it when that happens! Grr!

I am entering this Mother's Day Gift project in the following challenges:

TTCRD Anything Goes 4/28-5/4 at Through The Craftroom Door
Challenge #44 Anything Goes at Scrapper's Delights Challenge
Challenge #1 Anything Goes at Crafty Girlz Challenge
Chalenge #130 Anything Goes With Twist of Ribbon at Artistic Inspirations
Challenge #86 Fancy Folds at Creative Card Crew
Mother's Day (Gift) at Scrap-Creations
Challenge #294 Easel Does It at Passion For Promarkers
May Anything Goes at Crafting By Designs
May Challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
Challenge #288 Photo Inspiration (Layers of Squares and Rectangles) at Crafty Creations
For Mom (Gift) at Doubleclick Connections
Challenge #31 Anything Goes at Inspiration Destination
Anything Goes at Simon Says Stamp
Anything Goes at Kraftin Kimmie's Wonderful Wednesday
Challenge #244 Anything Goes at 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge
Challenge #118 Anything Goes Wit Ribbon at Crafty Ribbons
DTBST#279 Do What Makes you Happy at Sassy Studio Designs
Fancy Folds at Di's Digi Designs Challenge
Challenge #31 Anything Goes at Art By Miran Challenge
Challenge #90 Spring Has Sprung at Chocolate, Coffee, Cards Challenge
R#224 Nature Inspired at Crafts4Eternity Challenge
For Mom at Creative Corner Challenges
Challenge #138 Lots Of Flowers at Fussy and Fancy Challenge
Challenge #76 Hearts and Flowers at Left of Center Challenges
Challenge #137 Mother's Day at QKR Stampede
Challenge #3 Lots of Layers at Simply Papercraft
Anything Goes at Sugar and Betty's Challenge Blog
Anything Goes at Mema's Crafts Challenge
May Flowers at Stamp and Create Challenge
Challenge #44 Anything Goes at Scrapper's Delights Challenge
Challenge #82 Color An Image Whimsy Inspirations Challenge
Anything Goes at Crafts Galore Encore
Challenge #3 Anything Goes at Crafting With Attitude Challenge
May Flowers at Karleigh Sue Challenge