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.

Birthday Wishes


First Thursday of February and that means we have a brand new challenge over at Creative Knockouts.Welcome back to my blog! I know what you are thinking, how can it be February? Didn't we just celebrate New Years Day! It is crazy that the first month just flew by.

For Challenge #179 our sponsor is Fred She Said and I would like to thank them for letting me showcase Simple Rose Spray. Our challenge theme is Birthday Wishes.

Prize: $10 Gift Certificate
http://fred-she-said-store.blogspot.ca/p/newest-products.html

I am entering my card in the following challenge:
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

My fellow teammates have amazing creations for you this week. Please stop by and show us what Birthday Wishes brings to mind for you.

Thanks for joining me today! Have a spectacular day!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

You are Incredible

Hello! It is another wonderful Thursday as we have a brand new challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks. Lori is our hostess and for Challenge #335 she would like us to break out our water coloring skills. My fellow chicks have awesome inspiration for you to see too.

My card above was stamped in Memento black ink and I dug deep into my stash and pulled out my watercolor crayons and the stamp is a retired set from Stampin Up. I kept it with crisp lines as I wanted the focus to be on the image. It was a blast to use the technique again. An awesome challenge.

Join us for our watercolor challenge, we would love to see your amazing creations.



Thursday, January 19, 2017

Love You A Latte!

Good morning! This week has been a good one so far. It was great spending time with different friends throughout this week so far. Kaitlyn's team won their basketball game last night so that was a plus hearing her chatting about it.

We are on Challenge #334 and I am the challenge hostess this week at 4 Crafty Chicks. Most of my friends are Coffee lovers at heart and so in honor of them, the challenge is all about Coffee.

My card above is a My Besties Stamp that I bought at Paper Art Creations in Leduc, Alberta. If you ever get a chance to go, you will fall in love with the store. I used red gems and a die that I used is unknown at this moment. It was a blast to color this up with Copic markers.

I would love to enter my card into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenge - #333 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Challenge #109 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog - #120 - Anything Goes

Please join us at 4 Crafty Chicks and share what Coffee inspires in you.

Thank you so much for popping in.

Enjoy an amazing day!

Kinetic Kitty


Hello! Welcome to my blog. We have had outstanding weather this week. The roads are slushy and the snow is melting which equals smiles all around and dirty vehicles. I know this won't last but will take beautiful weather anytime.

Today, My card above is for Creative Knockouts and for Challenge #177 we are to decorate the INSIDE OF YOUR CARD.  I have been very bad at doing this but have a blast doing the inside of this card.  Our sponsor for this weeks challenge is Kenny K Stamps and they have let me use  Kinetic Kitty, thank you so very much.  The PRIZE is 5 IMAGES!

My card above was colored using Copic Markers. The dies/punches used were from Stampin Up, My Favorite Things. The sentiment is from Your Next Stamp and pearls are unknown. The paper is from Stampin Up.

I am entering my challenges to these fun challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenge - #333 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Challenge #109 - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog - #120 - Anything Goes

Please come and join us for our brand new challenge. I am excited to see the insides of your cards.

Thanks for joining me today.  Have an amazing day!


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Hello!

Good morning! The temperature with windchill last night got down to -45, the drifts are crazy. As Winnie the Pooh said, "It's rather a blustery day". Yesterday was a wonderful morning and lunch with my bible study group. They sure bring a smile to my face and it makes me truly grateful to have met this lively and lovely group of women and some men. Our daughter had her first basketball game in the new year, where she had an amazing night even though she came away hurt.

We have a brand new challenge for you at 4 Crafty Chicks this week. Our one and only Nance from Soul Stampin is our hostess this week. Nance is giving us a color combo this week for our #333 challenge. 
Challenge #333 - Navy, Gold, and Coral. 

This color combo was a challenge for me and had me puzzled for a while. It has been a while since I have worked with a specific color combo and in the end, it was a blast. The colors look wonderful together. I used Stampin Up paper, embossing folders and dies. Spellbinders were used along with pop-ups, and pearls. 

I would love to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafting From The Heart - Challenge #142 - Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenge - Challenge #54 - Anything Goes (monthly challenge blog)
Creative Moments - Challenge 108 - Anything goes with a twist something new (Hello is a new die from Christmas).
Create and Makes Challenge Blog - Challenge #7 - Anything Goes (entry #3)

Come and join us this week and for more inspiration hop on over to 4 Crafty Chicks

Thank you so much for the comments and taking the time to take a peek at my new creation. 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Flower Fairy

Good, good morning from chilly Wainwright, Alberta, Canada.  The wind was a chilly one yesterday and today we are the weather forecasters are saying 60% chance of snow. I have to say we really enjoyed New Years as it was spent with my mother and father-in-law. We had a good chance to catch up.

The above card is my brand new DT creation for the first challenge of 2017 for Creative Knockouts. Kelly decided to keep our 175th challenge an easy one....are you ready to see it? ANYTHING GOES. Yep, you got it break out your goodies and show us what inspired you this week. With start of the new year, our first sponsor is All Dressed Up Stamps and they have let me work with Flower Fairy. Thank you so much as she was a blast to color up and highlight. The prize they are offering is 2 images.

The above image was colored with Copic markers and Wink of Stella on her wings. The pattern paper is from my scrap stash. The embossing folder, pop-ups, doily, and paper are from Stampin Up. The flowers are unknown.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenge #332 - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Challenge #104 - Use Something New (New Digi, doilie (got for Christmas))
Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog #119 - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Something New - New Digi and Doilie(got for Christmas)).
Create and Makes Challenge Blog - Challenge #7 - Anything Goes

We would love to have you over at Creative Knockouts this week. Please join us with your wonderful inspiration.

You Make Me Happy....

Good morning my crafty friends.  Welcome to my blog, where I have a brand new DT creation for you.  The card I am sharing with you today is for 4 Crafty Chicks.   For Challenge #332 our hostess this week is Leanne from Banking on Crafts. Leanne would like us to use our Scrap Papers for this challenge.  We are also looking for 3 Guest Designers one for each month February, March, and April.  Please type GDT behind your name to enter to become a GDT.

I broke out the scrap pieces of all the papers. Growing Garden Paper Pad, Glitter Washi scraps, butterflies from white scrap papers. Stampin up paper bottom layer and See ya Later stamp set. This was an awesome challenge as I broke out all my discarded papers and cut out's that I scrapped on other projects. That box is getting huge. Organizing it somehow will take a while but I feel determined to do it.

I would love to enter my card into the following Challenges:
Create and Makes Challenge Blog - Challenge #7 - Anything Goes

Wishing you a great first week of the new Year. 

Please hop on over to 4 Crafty Chicks, we would love to see your inspiration this week.

Looking forward to seeing you soon. Thank you so much for stopping by.




Saturday, December 31, 2016

Elphie The Elephant


Happy New Years! I am wishing everyone a brand new year full of blessings, peace, and tons of love and laughter. May this year be filled with family, friends and of course creativity.

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends has a brand new challenge for you.  We are on Challenge #49 and our Theme is always Anything Goes.  We are lucky to have two sponsors for our challenge that are offering up wonderful prizes for you.  The image that I am using today is from Miss Daisy Stamps and is Elphie The Elephant.  


The card that I have made is colored using Copic. 



** Sponsor 1 **
3 Prizes 
1st ~  3 images
2nd ~  1 image
3rd ~  1 image


** Sponsor 2 **


Prize ~ 3 Images
Our challenge runs for two weeks and we would love to see you join us. Looking for more inspiration my fellow DT's at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends will not let you down.