Thursday, October 29, 2015

Anything Goes at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Happy "4 Crafty Chicks" Thursday everyone! October has 5 Thursdays in it so that means we are hosting a CRAZY EGG challenge this week and I get to play hostess!! The theme for our crazy egg challenges are always ANYTHING, let your creativity fly and come enter whatever you'd like: 3D projects, cards, scrapbooking, etc. You name it, we'd love to see it!


For my card this week, I decided to make another Halloween card. I don't make many of these as I don't have a lot of supplies/stamps for the holiday - but thanks to last week's challenge, I now have TONS of awesome ideas!! 

This was another "easy-peesy" card that took about 10 mins to make! LOVE THOSE :) The raven image was already printed on some paper in a Halloween pack so I cut the strip out, layered it on black then added a cobweb doily, some twine and a few gumdrops! The embossed polka dot paper was also included in the Halloween paper pack :)

Be sure to hop on over to the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge blog HERE and see what the rest of the Chicks have created for our ANYTHING GOES challenge! Link up your project there so we can come visit you and leave you some love!

Have a very SAFE and FUN Halloween night this Saturday and enjoy all the goodies and treats! I am excited to see how many little ghouls and goblins we get this year ;) CHEERS!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Merry Monday #177 {lights & glitter}


Welcome back to my corner of the "crafty web" folks! The mornings are getting more and more frosty and chilly here in central Alberta, CANADA....the winter months are getting closer. I am looking forward to the cozy days card making and crocheting - resting up a bit as I have a lot of yard/gardening work I do throughout the summer months ;)

This week over at Merry Monday, miss Wendy is wanting to see some Christmas lights and glitter on our cards! Awesome challenge, Wendy!

For my card, I dug out a cute set from The Alley Way Stamps called "Chill Out." I drew the light string lines free hand using a large candle jar as my guide, then stamped the lights and colored them with copics and added some Crystal Effects to each one:

The image panel is layered onto some red glitter fun :)

Be sure to hop on over to the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge blog HERE to see what the rest of the Merry Makers have created for you! Link up your card so we can come visit your blog and comment - you have a chance to win being our Guest Designer for the following week! Happy crafting!!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Brights or Pastels at As You Like It!

This week at As You Like It Challenge, we are wondering if you like BRIGHTS or PASTELS and why? You can probably guess from my picture that I am a BRIGHTS kinda girl ;) Here's a bit about our sponsor for this challenge:

The sponsor of this challenge is

Sweet Pea Stamps

For my card this week, I wanted the POP of the bright pearls and lime green JOY die to really stand out - I feel they do! I love BRIGHT colors as they are fun and cheery :) 

Please come on over to As You Like It and check us out!! The rest of the Design Team has creations that will truly KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF!! Happy creating!!

Happy Halloween at 4 Crafty Chicks!


Happy "4 Crafty Chicks" Thursday!! This week, it is my turn to bring you all the challenge - and as you can probably guess, it's "HALLOWEEN!"


My card came together in about 10 minutes, if that..LOL! I cut out a stamped ghost image from an older Stampin' Up! set called Hey, Ghoul Friend, then popped it up on some designer paper that had everything pre-printed on it! Added some gumdrops from Your Next Stamp and wa-laaa - done!!

I really hope to see a lot of entries in the gallery over at 4 Crafty Chicks challenge blog this week - the creativity around Halloween time is awesome and I need some more ideas as I don't have a lot of goodies that are focused on this holiday! Come on over to see what the rest of the Chicks have for ya in the hen house and play along! Cheers!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Merry Monday #176 {Making a Frame}

Welcome back to another challenge from Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge! There is approximately 2 months left until the you have cards ready for the mail yet? Come on over and join us each Monday and you can have one card a week DONE! WAHOOOO.....

This week, miss Sue is our hostess and she's looking for Christmas cards with a "FRAME" on it....

I have had very little time for crafting this past little while, so I wanted to make something very quick and simple....I love how this turned out - added some buttons to the base card and then cut out a frame with my 'Lil Inker Designs stitched squares die....I am thinking if I make more of these, I will tie some twine around the base of the tree (right below the buttons) for the finishing touch ;) 

Be sure to click HERE to see what the rest of the Merry Makers have created for Sue's challenge this will NOT be disappointed! Link up your creation so that we can come visit you - you might also be chosen as our Guest Designer :) Happy crafting!!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Monochromatic or Color at As You Like It

Welcome back to another installment of "As You Like It" where you can showcase your "favorite" in each challenge every 2 weeks....

This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using
your Favorite either : Monochrome or Color (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

The sponsor of this challenge is

As you can probably guess, my favorite is fact, I believe I am addicted to color! :P I am an avid crocheter as well as a card maker and when I start an afghan, I am so excited to see it once ALL the colors are incorporated! SO FUN!

I hope you can find some time to come over and visit us at the As You Like It challenge blog and play along! We'd love to see whether you are a MONOCHROMATIC or COLOR person :) Cheers!

4 CC #267 {masking}

Hello there!! This week at 4 Crafty Chicks, miss Tina is our hostess-with-the-mostess and she's looking for some projects using the MASKING technique. I punched a circle out of a piece of printer paper the same size as my white card front and sponged some orange and yellow ink on it to create a sun....I wanted a deep POP of color against the black trees and I think I got it!! I really like this and how it is the focal point of the card.

Be sure to hop on over to the 4 Crafty Chicks blog HERE and see what the rest of the DT have come up for you - then link up your masking creation for us to see! Can't wait to see them all - happy crafting!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Java Time at Merry Monday!

 Welcome back to my blog to see what I've been up to....working full time has put a bit of a damper on my card making but I'm hoping to get the yard all cleaned up and "winterized" soon so that on my days off, I can thoroughly enjoy some craft cave time with candles and yep, COFFEE!! :)

That is my challenge to you this week over at Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge - "coffee themed Christmas cards!"


My card was created using the Perfect Blend set from Stampin' Up! and some wonderful Christmas papers which I distressed :) Love the plaid coffee cozy - reminds me of red flannel :)

Come on over to the Merry Monday blog HERE and check out what the rest of the Merry Makers have created for my challenge this week - you will definitely NOT be disappointed! I am so ecstatic to have all this coffee stamp enabling coming my direction :) Happy crafting and CHEERS!!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

4 CC #266 {Washi Tape}

Happy "4 Crafty Chicks" Thursday everyone! Miss Leanne is our hostess this week and she's looking for projects with WASHI TAPE! Something I don't use enough of....I had a lot of fun making this easy peesy creation - something I need to do more of:

The 4 of us Chicks would like to welcome Emily to the hen house for the month of October!! So glad to have you with us, Emily! Hop on over to the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge blog for more info and to link up your creation with WASHI TAPE!! Happy crafting!