Thursday, August 15, 2019

KCC #468 {Masculine}

Welcome back to another "Krafty Chicks" challenge. This week, it is miss Amy's turn to throw out the "twist" for this week's Anything Goes challenge! 

KCC #468 {Masculine}

** Remember, our challenges are always Anything Goes with the optional "twist" thrown in each week. You do not have to use the twist, but we would sure love it if you did! :)

This card is full-on masculine I feel - how about you? It was made at one of our stamping club nights and it's perfect for that fisherman in your life...


   

Please be sure to check out what my other fellow Chicks have created for you using Amy's challenge:


We would love if you would come on over and play along with us this week - remember, it's an Anything Goes challenge with the optional "twist!" 





Monday, August 12, 2019

This Life is Pretty Amazing...


Happy Monday! Thanks for stopping in today - life's been VERY hectic around here with our daughters' wedding on the 21st, house renovations (decking), yard work, garden work, and work has been crazy to say the least. I really enjoyed just taking an hour or so yesterday and going to hide out in my craft room with a delicious cup of coffee and making this sweet card for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today :) 

The image is called "Spring to GO" from Unity Stamps and it's such a pretty image to color - you could have so many different colors with this one - here's a close up:


I colored the cup with my Copic Markers and stamped the image beneath it then cut it out with my Gina Marie Designs cross-stitched rectangle dies and popped it up for added dimension.

I hope you enjoy your Monday and thank you very much for popping in to see what I created today - cheers!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Paper Sweeties 7th Birthday Coffee Lovers Bloghop


Hello hello! Welcome to my blog :) You should have arrived here from Amy's blog - Tsuruta Designs - for the next stop in helping Paper Sweeties celebrate their 7th birthday! The design team over at Coffee Loving Cardmakers has joined in to help with the celebrations.

For my first card, I used the stamp set Coffee, Yes Please and the sweet cut Keep Calm and Drink Coffee 


...and for my 2nd card I used the stamp set Keep Calm and Drink Coffee along with the Keep Calm and Drink Coffee Sweet Cuts.


 

Your next stop is to Helen's blog - HERE...

If you happened to stop in "just because" here's the direct link to Coffee Loving Cardmakers post so you can start at the beginning and hop with us! Here is the link to the Paper Sweeties post so you can check out all the juicy details regarding her birthday celebrations! Cheers! 

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Cheers!

Thursday, August 1, 2019

KCC #466 {Embossing}


Welcome back to another "Krafty Chicks" Thursday! This week, it is Leanne's turn to be our hostess-with-the-mostess. Before I get to her challenge, I'd like to welcome Betty Roberts to the Hen House this month as our Guest CHICK! Be sure to pop on over to her Instagram account and say hello. Welcome, Betty! :)

Leanne has given us the following "twist" to our Anything Goes challenge:   

KCC #466 {EMBOSSING}

I don't do a lot of heat embossing anymore - I used to ALL.THE.TIME! I need to get back into that as I really love how it turns out. I do use embossing folders a lot more. This card is so pretty with the dry embossed leaves - here's a close up:


Please be sure to check out what my other fellow Chicks have created for you using 
Leanne's "Embossing" twist:


We would love if you come on over and play along with us this week - remember, it's an Anything Goes challenge with the optional use of the twist :) Cheers!







Thursday, July 25, 2019

KCC #465 Tags/Bookmarks


Happy 'Krafty Chicks' Thursday everyone! Today, it's my turn to play your challenge hostess and I'm wanting you to dig out some tags and or bookmarks and either make them on their own, or add them to your cards - your choice! Our challenges are always Anything Goes with the twist, so you can choose to use the twist or not - totally up to you!  

KCC #465 {TAGS &/OR BOOKMARKS}

This card was made at one of my stamping club ladies nights a while back - all products Stampin' Up!

Here's a close up of my card:


Thanks for stopping in today - be sure to hop on over to the blog to see what the rest of the Chicks have created using my "tags/bookmarks" twist. Cheers!



Monday, July 22, 2019

But First...Coffee!


Hello, hello crafty friends! Happy Monday - I am up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog and I am here to share this fun card with you today:


As some of you may be aware, the DT over at Coffee Loving Cardmakers was in a collab blog hop with Graciellie Designs last Friday - Gracie also had a 25% off coffee images sale so I took part :) This super cute cup and sentiment is part of the Coffee Lovers digi stamp set...so fun!




I decided to print the mug out on some pretty designer paper as well and paper piece it for a super cute CAS design. I then added some chunky sparkles to the whipped cream and popped it all up with dimensionals...FUN!! 



Thank you so much for stopping in today - I hope you all have a fantastic Monday and have a chance to get crafty! CHEERS everyone!

Friday, July 19, 2019

Coffee Loving Cardmakers and Gracielle Design


Happy Friday all!! Today is a super-fun day for us over at Coffee Loving Cardmakers as we join Graciellie Design in a collaboration blog hop! You should have arrived here from Kathy's blog, Stamps At Play, if not - click HERE to return to the CLC blog or the Graciellie blog HERE to start at the beginning so you don't miss a thing :) 

For my card I had the giddy pleasure of using Brew Like A Boss stamp/sentiment set and let me just tell you - I will be using this set A LOT! I love this iced coffee and hibiscus and the sentiments are amazing - check it out:


I started my card by printing the selected image and sentiment on Xpress It copic paper and colored it with my Copic Markers and fussy cut it out. I cut the sentiment in 2 pieces and layered onto black card stock to give it a bit of a punch....


I then finished the card off with some fun designer papers, popped up the image and sentiment and added some pearls and bam! Cold brew perfection - looks so refreshing! :) 

Your next stop is Lisa from Oh So Cute by Lisa - be sure to comment along the way for your chance to win a $25 gift card to the Graciellie Design Shop. Gracie is also having a 
Special Coffee Lovers Sale 25% off everything! No code needed.

What are you waiting for?!? Go, go, go!! Hop on over to Lisa's blog now and happy shopping! CHEERS!

Thursday, July 18, 2019

KCC #464 {Stars and Stripes}


Happy 'Krafty Chicks' Thursday everyone! Today, it's miss Tangii's turn to play your challenge hostess and she's issuing the following twist for our Anything Goes challenge this week:

KCC #464 {STARS and STRIPES}

Our challenges are always Anything Goes with the twist, so you can choose to use the twist or not - totally up to you!  

For my card this week, I decided to use an embossing folder and a Stampin' Up! die to create my birthday card. I am sorry that you can't see the stripes very good in the photos, but they embossed beautifully...

Here's a close up of my card:


Thanks for stopping in today - be sure to hop on over to the blog to see what the rest of the Chicks have created using Tangii's "stars and stripes" twist. Cheers!



Thursday, July 11, 2019

KCC #463 {Christmas in July!}

Welcome back to another "Krafty Chicks" challenge. This week, it is miss Amy's turn to throw out the "twist" for this week's Anything Goes challenge! 

KCC #463 {CHRISTMAS IN JULY}

** Remember, our challenges are always Anything Goes with the optional "twist" thrown in each week. You do not have to use the twist, but we would sure love it if you did! :)

This gorgeous card is part of a kit from Stampin' Up! that I used for Christmas cards...isn't it so so pretty?!? I must say, this kit was by far my favorite so far from SU


   


Please be sure to check out what my other fellow Chicks have created for you using Amy's challenge:


We would love if you would come on over and play along with us this week - remember, it's an Anything Goes challenge with the optional "twist!" 





Thursday, July 4, 2019

KCC #462 {Recipe Twist}


Happy "Krafty Chicks" Thursday! Nance is our challenge hostess for this week and her crafty twist is a RECIPE challenge. You need to use the following on your card:

1 Square, 2 ribbons and 3 circles...as you can see I only used one ribbon (shame) and technically I have 4 circle shapes (double shame) - OOPS! But that's why it's a challenge - right?!? Open to a bit of interpretation?! hahahha (sorry Nance xoxoxox) 


This card was made at a club night with my stamping group and the technique was the crackled glass - SOOOOO FUN!

Be sure to hop on over to the Krafty Chicks Challenge blog to check out what the rest of the Chicks have in store for you! There is some awesome inspiration in the hen house this week! Don't forget - you do NOT have to use the weekly twist in your project, but we would sure love it if you did! Thanks! Cheers....



Thursday, June 27, 2019

KCC #461 {Anything BUT a Card!}


Welcome back to another "Krafty Chicks" Thursday! This week, it is Leanne's turn to be our hostess-with-the-mostess. She has given us the following "twist" to our Anything Goes challenge:   

KCC #461 {ANYTHING BUT A CARD}

Most of you may know that my other crafty passion is with yarn and crochet hooks...my Aunty Sharon taught me when I was pregnant with our son, Calvin, back in 1996 and I have loved it ever since. I don't get as much time to do it now that I am working full time, and tend to a big yard/garden during the summer - but winter months, I love to get busy with it and create!


This pattern is called a corner-to-corner afghan and it's one of my ultimate favorites. Works up fast and it's easy!



Please be sure to check out what my other fellow Chicks have created for you using 
Leanne's "Anything but a Card" twist:


We would love if you come on over and play along with us this week - remember, it's an Anything Goes challenge with the optional use of the twist :) Cheers!







Thursday, June 20, 2019

KCC #460 {Washi Tape}


Happy 'Krafty Chicks' Thursday everyone! Today, it's my turn to play your challenge hostess and I'm wanting you to dig out and dust off your stash of "WASHI TAPE!" Our challenges are always Anything Goes with the twist, so you can choose to use the twist or not - totally up to you!  

KCC #460 {WASHI TAPE}

I decided to just create my own background with alternating strips of 3 different co-ordinating washi tapes. It was fun to see it come together. 

Here's a close up of my card:


Thanks for stopping in today - be sure to hop on over to the blog to see what the rest of the Chicks have created using my "washi tape" twist. Cheers!



Thursday, June 13, 2019

KCC #459 {Camp Out}


Happy 'Krafty Chicks' Thursday everyone! Today, miss Tangii is up on the blog sharing the twist to our Anything Goes challenge. 

KCC #459 {Camp Out}

I know you must be thinking "there's nothing about camping on this card" but the scene is totally part of camping out to me...I can totally vision myself pitching a tent (or parking my holiday trailer LOL) on the shore looking out to this gorgeous scenery. Can't YOU?!? Oh I would love to be sitting out on the dock with a delicious, strong cup of coffee and crocheting to my hearts content, listening to the calming sounds of nature...ahhhhhh....

I came across this video tutorial from Simply Sara Stampin'  and I even had all the stamps from Fun Stampers Journey to make the exact card! I was very inky by the time I was done but it was so worth it!

Here's a close up of my card:


Thanks for stopping in today - be sure to hop on over to the blog to see what the rest of the Chicks have created using Tangii's "camping out" twist. Cheers!



Thursday, June 6, 2019

KCC #458 {Die Cuts}

Welcome back to another "Krafty Chicks" challenge. This week, it is miss Amy's turn to throw out the "twist" for this week's Anything Goes challenge! 

KC #458 {DIE CUTS}

** Remember, our challenges are always Anything Goes with the optional "twist" thrown in each week. You do not have to use the twist, but we would sure love it if you did! :)

I always love to see what I can use for dies before I do any sort of stamping. It's a very quick way to complete a card if you can use mostly dies...and I like that! While I still do enjoy stamping/coloring etc., when time is of the essence, die cuts are awesome! 


Please be sure to check out what my other fellow Chicks have created for you using Amy's challenge:


We would love if you would come on over and play along with us this week - remember, it's an Anything Goes challenge with the optional "twist!" 





Thursday, May 30, 2019

KCC #457 {Coffee!}


Happy "Krafty Chicks" Thursday! Nance is our challenge hostess for this week and her crafty twist is so exciting to me - COFFEE!!! Y'all know I love me some coffee LOL...in a huge way! The challenge is an Anything Goes challenge with the coffee twist - but it's not mandatory that you use it. We would sure love it if you did, but it's not necessary.

KCC #457 {COFFEE}

This was a very quick and easy card this week as I let the designer paper do all the fun work! The pack is from Doodlebug and it's chalk-full of super cute coffee/sweets images to create with. 


Be sure to hop on over to the Krafty Chicks Challenge blog to check out what the rest of the Chicks have in store for you! There is some awesome inspiration in the hen house this week! Don't forget - you do NOT have to use the weekly twist in your project, but we would sure love it if you did! Thanks! Cheers....