Friday, February 23, 2018

Happy birthday - Bugaboo Free Friday

Friday February 23, 2018
 
Welcome back to a Bugaboo Free Friday giveaway. Check out the DT's creations at Catch the bug..
 
 
This image is GIRLZ CELEBRATE..  I colored the image with colored pencils. I used a My favorite things die. I layered on black and added Simon says sentiment and heat embossed. I added this to Club scrap dp and added some bling. I went over the balloons with Spectrum Noir sparkle pen and a little white gel pen.

Challenges:
A bit more time to craft #62 - anything goes
Creatalicious #133 - anything goes / for a man or boy
Use your stuff #300 - twinkle twinkle
Artistic inspirations #194 - anything goes / opt. flowers
Digi choosday wk. 8 - anything goes
Creative moments #137 - anything goes/opt. fairy
Word art Wednesday wk. 322-323 - anything goes
4 Crafty chicks #391 - color /opt. anything goes
Jo's scrap shack #222 - anything goes

QKR stampede #284 - anything goes
Crafty catz #405 - anything goes/happy birthday
As you like it - favorite way to add  (embossing a simple sentiment so it doesn't take away from the image)

Creative fingers #143 - anything goes

 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Thank you for the many wonderful things in my life - Pause Dream Enjoy #8

Wednesday February 21, 2018
 
I am back with another fun challenge at Pause Dream Enjoy #8 ..
 the Orange team has a COLOR CHALLENGE for you..
 
 
COLOR /THEME

 
This is my card. I added the red cardstock to the background and the dark chocolate over that.. love dark chocolate.. and card stock. I stamped the Simon Says flowers and used Mission paints. I then embossed the sentiment from Simon Says.. I used My Favorite Things leaf die and scraps. Once everything was done I then added the flowers/leaves to the card. I added the Stampin Up wood heart which I colored with brown copic and went over it with Spectrum Noir sparkle pen.. I love the pinks against the dark chocolate. Perfect for that special someone you love letting them know how much they mean to you. If my dad was still with us.. this would be for him. He taught me so much. I miss him every day. 

Challenges:
That's crafty - I heart you
A bit more time to craft #62 - anything goes
Creatalicious #133 - anything goes / for a man or boy
My time to craft #364 - all you need is love
A gem of a challenge #213 - any flower
AAA cards #109 - die cuts only
Pile it on #139 - 3D emb or washi
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #195 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #194 - anything goes / opt. flowers
Cards in envy - give it some heart
Crafting by designs - friendship
Creative moments #137 - anything goes/opt. fairy
Word art Wednesday wk. 322-323 - anything goes



They say you're only young once - Craftaholics R Us #

Wednesday February 21, 2018
 
Hard to believe February is almost over.
I hope it's been a great month for you.
The Green team is back with another fun challenge at
Craftaholics R Us #8 and our theme is a favorite..
ANYTHING GOES  ... woo hoo  love that theme
 
 
 
So with a new year there are birthdays so I took advantage of the ATG's theme and made a birthday card.
This circle was cut a long time ago and with the My Favorite Things stitch die. I used Art Impressions "they say" sentiment and then a Simon Says "happy birthday" and stamped on the circle. I had a piece of  My Favorite Things die strip so used it for the grounding for the pets. The Crazy dog and cat were colored during the summer of 2017 using Mission paints. I die cut a Lil Inker balloon and used the Spectrum Noir glitter pen over the balloon and then added it to the card and added embroidery floss as the string. I added a white gel pen highlight to the balloon.
The background Kraft I ran through a numbers embossing folder and used Ranger ink and just skimmed the top to bring the numbers out.

Challenges:
Scrapping 4 fun #109 - animals
A bit more time to craft #62 - anything goes
Creatalicious #133 - anything goes / for a man or boy
Pile it on #139 - 3D emb or washi
Dragonfly journeys #112 - year of the dog
Crafting from the heart #195 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #194 - anything goes / opt. flowers
Digi choosday wk. 8 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 322-323 - anything goes


May the simple joys - Bugaboo new release

February Tuesday 20, 2018
 
Hello and welcome back. Today Bugaboo has a New / Old release. You can check out the DT's creations at Catch the bug..
 
 
This image is Edward St. Pats...  I really don't do St. Patrick day cards. So I just colored this a little different and kept the green to the background embossing folder by Tim Holtz. I colored the image with copics. When it was done I took my ruler and sent around the edges with a copic pen to make it look like the image was on a mat.. Well when I was done for some reason the lines of the ruler left this lined almost cross hatch look.. I almost cra---- my pants.. then I looked closely and was so happy it landed where it did and not on the image EXCEPT for his hand holding the flowers. So I used Paper Trey ink sentiment and added this in this area.. I added some twine to the bottom and made a circle die punch flower with a brad in the center. I added this to the twine bow.. 

Challenges:
4 crafty chicks #390 - lots of layers
Scrapping 4 fun #109 - animals
A bit more time to craft #62 - anything goes
Creatalicious #133 - anything goes / for a man or boy
Alllsorts #455 - hand made flowers
Hiding in my craft room #340 - button or bow
A gem of a challenge #213 - any flower
Pile it on #139 - 3D emb or washi
Crafting from the heart #195 - anything goes
Always fun #46 - zoo animals
Artistic inspirations #194 - anything goes / opt. flowers




Monday, February 19, 2018

Hugs on valentine's day - Monika and Billlie challenge

Monday February 19, 2018
 
 
Well it's time for Monika and me to do our challenge between the two of us.. Monika of Creative with Monika chose the theme for this card between the two of us..
Background heat or dry embossed, masculine and valentines day card..
 
So I started with kraft paper and used a masculine looking embossing folder. I then took My favorite things and cut out the "hugs".. I did a couple layers of black and then the top was red.. Then I had a scrap of water color paper that was cut off of another project and I took Simon Says branch die and ran that through.. then found a scrap of reddish and brown water color scrap so die cut the hearts and foam mounted them.. well now I didn't like the red on the hugs.. so I tried teal.. nope didn't look right, tried a few more then found a scrap of green wood looking designer paper so cut that out and liked it so added this to the top of the "hugs". I then heat embossed the "on valentine's day" and added it over the hugs. I used Spectrum sparkle pen over the hearts.  I am liking and think it looks masculine..  Please head over to Monika's blog and see her masculine valentine's day card. she's great at masculine cards. 
 
 
Challenges:
 Crafty gals corner #159 - add a heart
Crafting by designs - be my valentine
Simon Wednesday - die cut
As you like it  favorite way to add sentiment (I love using die cut letters and then embossing a small strip to complete the sentiment. It give a lot of interest and adds to the design of your card.)
Jo's scrap shack #221 - anything goes
QKR stampede #283 - anything goes
Crafty catz #404 - anything goes /opt. pretty ribbon
That's crafty - I heart you
Creatalicious #133 - anything goes / for a man or boy
My time to craft #364 - all you need is love
AAA cards #109 - die cuts only
Pile it on #139 - 3D emb or washi
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #194 - anything goes / opt. flowers
Cards in envy - give it some heart





 
 


Sunday, February 18, 2018

Always thinking of you - Catch the bug

Sunday February 18, 2018
 
Stella Says Sketch challenge #604 at Catch the bug 
I love playing with sketches  and this was a fun one..
 


I have this fun image from Bugaboo..  This is 3 Square Floral - thinking of you.. I thought would be good for that loved one you're missing. Or a valentine card.. I colored the image with copics. I added ribbon along the edge and for the sentiment banner I stamped Stampin up "always"   so the card actually says "always thinking of you".. I added a button (I broke the shaft off the back).  I hope I have inspired you to play along.
Challenges:
4 crafty chicks #390 - lots of layers
Jo's scrap shack #221 - anything goes
QKR stampede #283 - anything goes
Crafty catz #404 - anything goes /opt. pretty ribbon
Polkadoodles wk. 7 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #62 - anything goes
Creatalicious #133 - anything goes / for a man or boy
Hiding in my craft room #340 - button or bow
My time to craft #364 - all you need is love
A gem of a challenge #213 - any flower
Pile it on #139 - 3D emb or washi

Friday, February 16, 2018

If I was meant to POP out of bed - Bugaboo Free Friday

Friday February 16, 2018
 
Middle of the month already.. We are back at Bugaboo with another Free Friday and take a look at the DT's creations at Catch the bug..
 
 
This is Margaret Toaster.. I colored the image with copics and then added Quick Quote designer paper behind. It was missing something and I just happened to have these circles off to the side of my craft table so I added a few behind and liked the look. 

Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #193 - anything goes/opt. valentines
Jo's scrap shack #221 - anything goes
QKR stampede #283 - anything goes
Crafty catz #404 - anything goes /opt. pretty ribbon
Polkadoodles wk. 7 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #62 - anything goes
Creatalicious #133 - anything goes / for a man or boy

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Smile you're awesome - Creative with Stamps #23

Thursday February 15, 2018
 
So did you have a great Valentines day?..
It's our anniversary.. We had a nice celebration.
We're back with a Mid month reminder for the February challenge at Creative with Stamps #23 the theme is HEART
 
 
Note: CWS challenges do not have many "Guidelines", but please read and follow the few we do have to be eligible to win.
 
This is my card. I started by using a Great Impressions wood block stamp and Stampin up ink and stamping the stamp all over the card. (the stamp is a group of intertwined hearts) well it didn't look too good when I was done because there was just too much white... So took out a redish Ranger ink and went over the card.. well the red wasn't red enough more coral looking so then I grabbed some purple Ranger ink and went over the card.. Now you can hardly see the Stampin up inked hearts so I went back over the card with black inked hearts.. I liked it better. I then die cut the My Favorite Things "Smile" in a pink that looks like the background color. I layered it two times and added it to the card front. I added Spectrum Noir sparkle pen to the letters. I couldn't find the dot for the i so I colored a half pearl with a copic and added it. I heat embossed the MFT sentiment and added it to the card. I like the monochromatic look.. Hope you are inspired and if you need more mojo head over to CWS blog and see the DT creations.

Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #193 - anything goes/opt. valentines
Try it on Tuesday - love is in the air
Allsorts wk. 454 - love is in the air
Crazy 4 challenge #421 - valentine/anniversary
My time to craft #364 - love is all we need
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Addicted to stamps #161 - have a heart
Use your stuff #299 - love is all around
Always fun #45 - valentine
(Pin)spirational #209 - photo
Word art Wednesday wk. 322-323 - anything goes

Crafty creations #360 - anything goes
Crafty gals corner #159 - add a heart
Simon Wednesday - die cut



Wednesday, February 14, 2018

To my friend - Aud Sentiments #197

Thursday February 15-26, 2018
 
Welcome back to another challenge at Aud Sentiments #197  Our theme for this challenge is FOR A FRIEND + SENTIMENT 
 

 
Our sponsor for this challenge is All Dressed Up
 
 


I am using the image called Fairy Magic.. I used copic to color her and the butterflies. I embossed the background with an embossing folder. I heat embossed the sentiment that is from Dolphin song. it's an old wood stamp. I added Spectrum Noir sparkle pen to the wings and butterflies.

Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #193 - anything goes/opt. valentines
Word art Wednesday wk. 322-323 - anything goes
4 crafty chicks #390 - lots of layers
As you like it - favorite way to add sentiment (I like to get the card done and added the embossed strip under the image. I try to use the same color as the bg so it ties it together. Also using foam dots to give it a nice depth.

woof woof Happy Birthday - Always Happy Birthday #2

Thursday February 15, 2018
 
Did you have a great Valentines day? We had a nice one and celebrated our anniversary.
Mid month reminder that we have a challenge at
and the theme is CAS (clean and simple) and happy birthday
you can enter up to 4 times in the month.. 
Do you have more birthdays to enter? 
 
 
I got a free birthday stamp from Simon Says in Nov. for my birthday.. This is the stamp.. Isn't he cute. I stamped the dog on water color paper and used my Mission water colors to paint the scene. I used My favorite things stitch die. I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed and cut the words out. I love the cuteness of this card.

Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #193 - anything goes/opt. valentines
Word art Wednesday wk. 322-323 - anything goes
Crafty creations #360 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - die cut
As you like it favorite way to add your sentiment (I love cutting the words out and adding them at wonky angles so that it gives the eyes a way to travel over your card.



Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day - Inspiration Destination #144

Wednesday February 14, 2018
 
Welcome back to another challenge at Inspiration Destination #144
and the theme is
ANYTHING GOES optional twist... USE A REAL STAMP..
NO  DIGI'S..
 


for my card I used Simon Says stamps an stamped all over the background and then used bronze embossing powder and heated. I went over the paper with Ranger inks watered down. I went around the edge with Ranger ink just distressing it.. I used Stampin up heart and cut out the designer paper which also has bronze in it. I stamped SS sentiment and added it. I then stamped a row of hearts and added this.


Challenges:
AAA cards #108 - love
Artistic inspirations #193 - anything goes/opt. valentines
Cards in envy - love you so much
Try it on Tuesday - love is in the air
Allsorts wk. 454 - love is in the air
Crazy 4 challenge #421 - valentine/anniversary
My time to craft #364 - love is all we need
Dragonfly journeys #111 - love
Addicted to stamps #161 - have a heart
Use your stuff #299 - love is all around
Always fun #45 - valentine
Die cuttin divas #365 - valentines day
(Pin)spirational #209 - photo
Simon Wednesday - die cut




Hello - Sunny Day Crafting #7

Wednesday February 14, 2018
 
Happy Valentines day.. Hope you have a lovely day with your sweethearts.
the Yellow team is back with another challenge at
Sunny Day Crafting #7 and our theme for this challenge is
 "G" for GORILLAS AND MONKEYS
 
 
I couldn't wait to make this card. The Hello and monkey are from My Favorite Things and the sentiment is from Simon Says. I thought this was so funny to create this card as the sentiment and monkey work so well together. I colored the monkey with Zig water color brushes. The hello is distressed with Quick Quote chalk ink and then I went over the letters with Spectrum Noir sparkle brush. The sentiment is heat embossed.

Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #193 - anything goes/opt. valentines
Creative moments #136 - anything goes/opt. umbrella
QKR stampede #282 - anything goes
Crafty catz #403 - anything goes
Color crazy wk. 6 - anything goes
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #194 - anything goes
Through the craft room door - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 322-323 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - die cut

Merry and Bright Greetings - The Merry Christmas challenge #7

Wednesday February 14, 2018
 
Happy Valentines day I hope you have a great loving day..
 
Now the Holly and Ivy team have another challenge for you at
the theme is always the same: ANYTHING GOES + CHRISTMAS
 
 
 
 
Last year I bought the Mama Elephant Santa and Reindeer agenda stamps and dies and this awesome 12 window frame. I stamped the images and colored with copics. I didn't want a lot of red so I made Santa's pants black. I used Ranger inks for the background and then added the frame which I used foam dots and is cut from a scrap of Quick Quote paper. I added the fun images on foam dots and then used Simon Says sentiment and banner and fussy cut it out. This is such a cute card.. well to me it is. I love these fun images and look forward to making more with the images. I have a whole year of Christmas cards to make so expect to see them again.

Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #193 - anything goes/opt. valentines
QKR stampede #282 - anything goes
Crafty catz #403 - anything goes
Color crazy wk. 6 - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts #372 - anything goes/opt. cute
Crafting from the heart #194 - anything goes
Through the craft room door - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 322-323 - anything goes
The sisterhood of crafters - banner year
Simon Wednesday - die cut

Ever notice how cupid rhymes - Bugaboo New Release

Tuesday February 13, 208
 
Tomorrow being Valentines day this New / Old release from Bugaboo would be perfect for that fun someone.. Check out the Catch the bug DT on their creations using this image.
 
If you've followed me long enough you know I love Stella.. This is Stella love stupid cupid.. Her and Gus crack me up.. I colored my image with copics and added some Spectrum noir to her hearts and boots. I added glitter to her wings. I then used My favorite things stitch die. I ran the red card stock through an embossing folder. I then went through my box of Stampin up punched flowers and chose three and added them and Martha Stewart punch leaves. To the center of the flowers I added Nuvo Drops.
 She's one crazy funny lady.

Challenges:
Scrapping 4 fun #108 - love, valentines, wedding, friendship
The crafters café # 189 - humorous
Brown sugar #275 - valentines day
AAA cards #108 - love
Artistic inspirations #193 - anything goes/opt. valentines
Cards in envy - love you so much
Love to scrap #106 - I love you
Try it on Tuesday - love is in the air
Creative moments #136 - anything goes/opt. umbrella
Cute card Thursday #516 - love
QKR stampede #282 - anything goes
Crafty catz #403 - anything goes
Allsorts wk. 454 - love is in the air
Crazy 4 challenge #421 - valentine/anniversary
My time to craft #364 - love is all we need
Cupcake inspiration #439 - photo
Dragonfly journeys #111 - love
Addicted to stamps #161 - have a heart
Use your stuff #299 - love is all around
Always fun #45 - valentine
The daily marker day 30



Monday, February 12, 2018

happy birthday - Catch the bug

Monday February 12, 2018
 
I decided to use the free Friday image from January..
I wanted to print this out on kraft and color. I used colored pencils. I like the look on kraft. I used a My Favorite Things stitch die and added a Tech. Tues. sentiment and a wooden heart. Cant have too many birthday cards.. good way to start the year.

Challenges:
Sweet stampin - girly
4 crafty chicks #389 - anything goes/opt. mardi gras
A bit more time to craft #61 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #193 - anything goes/opt. valentine
Word art Wednesday wk. 320-321 - anything goes
Cupcake inspiration #439 - photo
Crafting from the heart #194 - anything goes
The daily marker day 29