Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge - February 2017

Hello everyone! Today is a very exciting day - for 2 reasons....I get to announce that I am now a part of the amazing Paper Sweeties Design Team! EEEEK! Thank you, Debbie, for this opportunity to share your phenomenal PS products and work (play) with this amazing Design Team...I am so honored! 

And secondly, today marks the beginning of another month-long challenge where you could win a $25 gift certificate to the Paper Sweeties shop. Be sure to stop by Paper Sweeties to get some inspiration on their wonderful blog and in their gallery, do some shopping, and then come play along with us in this month's challenge.  Here is February's wonderful inspiration photo:

The challenges over at Paper Sweeties are always ANYTHING GOES with the inspiration photo as your jump-off point. So you can use the colors, shapes, or theme to help you create your project. Here's the card I made using the "love" theme, and I pulled reds out of the picture too:

I used the striped pattern out of the Merry and Bright pattern paper as my background then used the With Love and Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts dies to create my card. I stamped the banner from the Hello Friend stamp set in black then added the 'Love you Much' sentiment in red and fussy cut that out and popped it up with some foam squares for some dimension....added some yummy seam binding and strawberry sequins and wa-laa! A super cute Valentine's card! All products used are linked at the bottom of this post :)

Please be sure to check out what the rest of my Paper Sweeties team mates have created for you - sooo much amazing talent - then be sure to come play with us!


Entering my card into the following challenges:

Dies R Us - Hearts
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Ribbon or Lace
Die Cuttin' Divas - Anything Goes
House of Cards - Love theme and/or colors

Thank you so much for stopping in today! Happy crafting!

Party Time!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

It's time for another monthly challenge over at A Perfect Time to Craft. The challenges are always Anything Goes so the sky is the limit and the possibilities are endless!

This month, our amazing sponsor is none other than: 

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I had the privilege of choosing an image I'd like to showcase and I fell in love with Birthday Cake Owen...it's my nephews birthday this month, so it's perfect!

I printed Owen out on Xpress It! Copic paper and used my Copic Markers to bring him to life. 

Stamps: Birthday Cake Owen - Paper Nest Dolls; sentiment from Paper Sweeties
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx (for sentiment)
Papers: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Hip Hip Hooray from Doodlebug Design
Extras: Crazy Stitched Rectangle Dies - Craftin Desert Divas; Gum Drops - YNS; oval punches - SU!; foam tape, foam squares 

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Artistic Impressions - Anything Goes
Crafting from The Heart - Anything Goes

Please support our wonderful Sponsor and visit Paper Nest Dolls Shop HERE!

Paper Nest Dolls Web Link HERE! 

Please also visit and join Paper Nest Dolls Facebook Group HERE!

Paper Nest Dolls Challenge Blog HERE!

Thank you so much for stopping in today! You have all month to come play along with us over at A Perfect Time to Craft....we would sure love to have you! Happy crafting! xoxoxo

Pets & Furry Friends at Cards und More #177

Hello everyone! I am excited to share my first post with Cards und More and this month, we are thrilled to have the oh-so-fun Dr. Digi's House of Stamps as our sponsor!

Our theme this month is "Pets and Furry Friends" so I just HAD to choose this sweet image called Katy the Cat Lady, as she reminds me so much of my wonderful cat-lovin' friend, Tamie :)

Katy the cat lady

I colored Katy with my Copic Markers and kept it fairly CAS as I really wanted the focus of this card to be this sweet image :) Here's a close up as I wanted you to see that I added some glossy accents to her glasses - too fun!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Artistic Impressions - Anything Goes
Crafting from The Heart - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping in ... be sure to hop on over to the Cards und More challenge blog HERE and link up your project using our current theme of Pets and Furry Friends! Happy crafting!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Merry Monday #233 {Use 5 of something}

Happy Merry Monday everyone!
The challenge this week is being brought to you by Debbie and she's wanting to see 5 of something on your card. Here's her inspiration photo:

For my card, I used 5 different snowflake dies from the die set called Stitched Snowflakes from Lawn Fawn - I love how they mix and match and you can layer too!

Be sure to come and check out what the rest of the Merry Makers have created for you using Debbie's challenge - I love this one as you need to think outside the box and figure out what you can use 5 of to put on a card....thanks, Debbie! Cheers!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Winter Wishes Shaker fun

Hello everyone! Today I am off doing a card making class with my niece, Bailey, for her 11th birthday party! She wants to make Valentine's Day note cards and a few other things - I will be sure to post those later on when I get home. 

So for now, I'd like to share with you another card made using the January Mood Board over at Craftin' Desert Divas Facebook Group - you can find that HERE....

Here is the mood board we have been using for the month of January as our inspiration:

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I decided to make a cute, fun shaker card using the purples and snow/winter as my inspiration:

Craftin' Desert Divas products used:

Here's a close up of my image colored with Copic Markers and some dazzling diamonds added for the snow:

Thanks for stopping in today - be sure to hop on over to the CDD shop as we JUST revealed an amazing new release on the 20th! Happy shopping!! 

Love Notes with The Project Bin

Happy Saturday everyone....today I am sharing some cute 3 x 3 note cards for Valentine's Day featuring the stamp and die set In My Heart from The Project Bin:


Here they are individually:


My niece, Bailey, asked for a card-making birthday party and we are having it today and these cuties are on the list of projects we will be making. I will be sure to add more pictures of the party creations later! For now, hop on over to The Project Bin's blog HERE and check out some more beautiful creations made by my team mates! Cheers!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

As You Like It #97 Favorite Flower and a Fond Farewell

Welcome back to my blog everyone - this week marks my last challenge with this wonderful group of ladies. I have had an amazing time here at As You Like It and I would like to just say a huge, heart-felt THANK YOU to all my team mates and the sponsors that I've had the privilege to design with using their products. I will still pop in and play along when I can! HUGS!!!

The sponsor of this challenge is

Wild Orchid Crafts
£12 gift voucher

This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Flower and (& why).

You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

I don't really have one particular pin-pointed favorite flower as I LOVE all flowers - however, bouquets of roses just melt my heart...they are so beautiful and smell heavenly!

STAMPS: PolkaDoodles Digis
PAPER: Whisper White, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Xpress It Copic Paper
INK: none
EXTRAS: PolkaDoodles dies (image frame and flowers), pearls, Copic Markers

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Must Use Flowers
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Use Dies
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Thank yo so much for popping in again to see what I've been up to - please be sure to hop on over to the As You Like It challenge blog and play along with us this week, we'd love to have you! Again, to my awesome DT ladies, thanks for everything, I will miss you girls tons! xoxoxoxoo

4 CC #335 {Watercolor}

Happy "4 Crafty Chicks" Thursday! 

I am the challenge hostess over at 4 Crafty Chicks this week and I haven't done any watercoloring in YEARS .... so that is the challenge:


I decided to do something very CAS this go round as I haven't mucked with my watercolor pen for years....I absolutely LOVE the projects I see that are done in watercolor and I would love to dabble more in it so I am so excited to see the gallery fill up with ideas and inspiration!

I used my watercolor paper and water pen and used some re-inkers of Eggplant and Melon Mambo. Then, once it was dry, I stamped the sentiment from Reverse Confetti and added the 3 small pearls and left it CAS. I see now that I should have maybe moved my sentiment "up" a bit so that the "wishing you well" part was more visible. Here's a close up:

I am going to make sure I do more watercoloring in the future as I do find it very relaxing and fun....

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Country View Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes

I really hope you come play along with us Chicks! Cheers!