Sunday, December 09, 2018

Happy holidays - Always Fun Challenges #88

Monday December 10, 2018
 
Welcome to a fun challenge at Always Fun Challenges #88
our theme Santa
 
 Perfect time for another Christmas card.. (being on a DT that creates Christmas cards all year I have a nice stash already but what's one more). I was looking through my stamps and I love these trees so I stamped a bunch of them in the background and then using Simon Says hills die cut this out and added some touch of blue for the snow. I added the Mama Elephant snowman and reindeer and using gold cording added this to the images. I heat embossed the SS sentiment.
 
 Challenges:
Dragonfly journeys #130 - handmade holiday magic
Scrapping 4 fun #130 - Christmas
A gem of a challenge #233 - anything goes



Saturday, December 08, 2018

I miss you - Catch the bug Challenge

Saturday December 8, 2018
 
Hello. It's Saturday so a new challenge at
Our challenge is ANYTHING GOES
 
 
I am using the image called Kidz Jack Topper. You can find him in the Bugaboo store.
I started since he is leaning on a shelf or something.. by using a stencil and Ranger inks and masking off his little body and moving the stencil around to give a rock wall image... well kinda.. that was my attempt. I then colored the image with copics. I thought he looks like he's missing someone so I used Simon Says I miss you and stamped it in black. Then using a gray ink and stamping off I finished the background with the words.

Challenges:
A gem of a challenge #233 - anything goes




Friday, December 07, 2018

Take life one cup at a time - coffee card 8

Friday December 7, 2018
 
 
I am playing along with the Coffee Lovers blog hop.. Fall / Winter theme
 
 
 
This is my card. I used a Little blue button image that I won.. I colored the image with copics. I found a piece of Quick Quote scrap so used this for the background. I stamped the Stamp Simply sentiment and using Stampin up dies cut it out and mounted on another piece of scrap. I added a strip of glitter paper and some sequin snowflakes. 
 
 
Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #210 - anything goes
Coffee lovers blog hop - fall/winter
Double trouble #16 - coffee lovers



Day 7 Awkward holiday chaos Catch the bug free friday

Friday December 7, 2018
 
Welcome to Day 7 and last day of our Tis the season for awkward holiday chaos at Catch the bug
Today is Free Friday and
theme is Bingo one of Santa's reindeer?
 
 
This is Stella Christmas cost.. I am doing the BINGO card and Sentiment / Die cut / Plaid..
I chose My minds eye papers. I colored Stella with copics.  I used My favorite things stitch die. I added some Jillibean twine to the card base. I added Stella on some foam dots. I took the sentiment that comes with the image and using MFT banner speech die cut this out and went around the edge with Quick quote chalk ink. I added white gel pen, sequins.
 
Challenges:
Inkspirational #175 - Christmas
Dragonfly journeys #130 - handmade holiday magic
Artistic inspirations #210 - anything goes
Moving along with the times #86 - anything goes Christmas

Wishing you Happiness - Colour Crazy challenge

Friday December 7, 2018
 
Hello and welcome to another challenge at
Our challenges are Anything goes.. we just ask that you color your card and not do pre colored images. We are a color challenge.
 
 
Our sponsor is Polkadoodles



For my card I am using Winnie angel Christmas tree. I found this cute candy cane paper and loved the girly look it gave so I added this then colored the image with copics. I added some bling as holly berries and Spectrum noir sparkle pen. I cut the image out with My favorite things stitch die. I added this to a piece of turquoise card stock. I stamped the sentiment from Paper trey ink. I went around the edge of the sentiment with Quick quote chalk ink and slid it under edge of the image. I added some half pearls.
Challenges:
Inkspirational #175 - Christmas
Dragonfly journeys #130 - handmade holiday magic
Artistic inspirations #210 - anything goes
Cards in envy - spirit of Christmas
Crafting by designs - holiday anything goes
Moving along with the times #86 - anything goes Christmas

Thursday, December 06, 2018

You're my cup of coffee 7

Thursday December 6, 2018
 
It's Coffee Lovers blog hop and the theme is Fall/Winter
 
Ok I love this darling tea cup or in my case coffee cup.. It reminds me of my Auntie Mae and Auntie Eve's house during the holiday. Always beautiful fragile coffee cups. That's when coffee and tea was served in these cups vs. mugs.. The coffee cup paper is from We R Memory Keepers. The background is a paper that I don't know who it's by but there are soft snowflakes and same with small strip. Perfect for the winter theme and my relative memories during the holidays. I stamped the sentiment also from the stamp / die set  from Stamp Simply. Using a scrap I used the Coffee die from the set and black foam and cut this out and layered.  In person this card is really pretty.  It's not as washed out as it looks on the computer.
 
Challenges:
Coffee lovers  blog hop -fall/winter
Artistic inspirations #210 - anything goes
The paper girls #165 - die cuts
Double trouble #16 - coffee lovers


Day 6 Awkward holiday chaos Catch the bug

Thursday December 6, 2018
 
Welcome to Day 6 of Tis the season for awkward holiday chaos at Catch the bug
Our theme for today is HOW ABOUT THAT FRUIT CAKE?
 
This is my card using the colors required. The image is called Scene it Christmas sheep and you can find it in the Bugaboo store.  I thought this larger stamp would carry the colors. I colored the image with copics. I went over different areas with Spectrum Noir sparkle pen then went over the area with Glossy accents. I used Quick Quote chalk ink to distress the edge. The bottom sentiment is from Bugaboo and the top sentiment is from Simon  Says. I used Stampin up gray behind the image and the other papers are scraps. Cant believe tomorrow is the end of the week long Christmas challenge. Hope you've had fun.

 
Challenges:
Try it on Tuesday - winter wonderland
Inkspirational #175 - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts #414 - Christmas
Crazy 4 challenges #463 - tree
Dragonfly journeys #130 - handmade holiday magic
Artistic inspirations #210 - anything goes
Cards in envy - spirit of Christmas
Crafting by designs - holiday anything goes

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Wishing you all the joys - Aud Sentiments #218

Thursday December 6-17, 2018
 
Welcome back to another fun two week challenge and after this we will be taking a winter break until after the first of the year.. 2019
 
Merry Christmas to everyone.. I hope you have an awesome holiday.
Now for our challenge at Aud Sentiments #218  and our theme is ANYTHING GOES + SENTIMENT
 

 
I have been waiting for winter time to use this awesome embossing folder from Stampin up.. I used a gray card stock also from SU. The rest of the products are Paper Trey Ink.. I stamped the skates and holly. I used Ranger inks. For the berries I had some small red circles so used them and added glossy accents. I added white pen down the center of the holly leaves. I added some Nuvo drops to the skate blades. The sentiment is heat embossed.

Challenges:
Inkspirational #175 - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts #414 - Christmas
Dragonfly journeys #130 - handmade holiday magic
Artistic inspirations #210 - anything goes
Cards in envy - spirit of Christmas
Crafting by designs - holiday anything goes

Coffee now. Conquer the universe later - coffee card 6

Wednesday December 5, 2018
 
It's time for the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers blog hop..
 
Here is another card for this hop. I was digging through my stamps and saw this set (cat, chair, coffee cup) from Waffle flowers and knew I needed to create my card. I colored the images with copics and die cut out. I then saw this designer deer paper so thought would be a cool background. Found a piece of red for the carpet. I then used the Taylored Expressions fireplace die and scraps and cut them out. For the brick background I used MFT stencil and Ranger ink and created the inside piece. I love the cat resting and drinking coffee in front of the fire.. Oh the flames have Stickles on them. The sentiment is from Tech. Tues.. That is my thought... Coffee now. conquer the universe later..
 
Challenges:
Coffee lovers  blog hop -fall/winter
Crafting from the heart #231 - anything goes
Pammie's inky pinkie #1848 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #210 - anything goes
The paper girls #165 - die cuts
Double trouble #16 - coffee lovers

Day 5 Awkward holiday chaos at Catch the bug

Wednesday December 5, 2018
 
Welcome to Day 5 of our Tis the season for
Awkward holiday chaos at
 
Today's theme is Camera humor.. Smile for the camera
 
 
 
This is my card.. The image is called Ginger candy.. I know he's suppose to be holding a candy piece.. but I wanted it to be a cinnamon roll. or sticky bun.. or anything thing pastry..  I love my carbs..  And to me the gingerbread looks like he's smiling to the camera showing off this large piece of goodie..  I took some scraps of designer papers and created my background. I fussy cut the image out after I colored with copics. The sentiment is from Simon says and heat embossed. I then used My favorite things banner die. I finished my card with some sequins, white gel pen, glossy accents and a Main squeeze foam heart.  Smile...
 
Challenges:
Inkspirational #175 - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts #414 - Christmas 
Dragonfly journeys #130 - handmade holiday magic 
Artistic inspirations #210 - anything goes
 
 

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Sorry I'm latte - coffee card 5

Tuesday December 4, 2018
 
It's Coffee Lovers blog hop time. The theme is coffee and Fall/Winter
 
This was a fun card to make. I used We R Memory Keepers paper and My Minds Eye papers. The sentiment is from Tech. Tues. and heat embossed. The die is from Stampin up.  I love my coffee..are you a tea or coffee drinker or neither?? 
 
Challenges:
Alphabet challenge - R - reindeer
4 crafty chicks #431 - anything goes
Coffee lovers  blog hop -fall/winter
Crafting from the heart #231 - anything goes
Pammie's inky pinkie #1848 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #210 - anything goes
The paper girls #165 - die cuts
Double trouble #16 - coffee lovers

Day 4 Awkward holiday chaos at Catch the bug

Tuesday December 4, 2018
 
Welcome to Day 4 of Tis the season for awkward holiday chaos at Catch the bug
Our theme  Is that an Ugly sweater or What?
 
  This is the recipe to follow below.. Just pick either 1 - 2 or 3
 


This is my card using the New Release Gus Christmas - be naughty.. I chose recipe card #1 - 2 layers / polka dots / color red.. (the strip below the sled is red.. a dark red) I used a kraft base and then added the polka dots, this paper came a long time ago in my Simon says monthly kit.. The red strip is a scrap from Quick Quote.. I used the My favorite things arch die to cut Gus out.. I colored him with copics. I used some glossy accents on his glasses and the holly berries. I added some snowflake sequins. The sentiment comes with the image and I just added it by his face.. Figured he's saying the sentiment.
Challenges:
The sisterhood of crafters - use stitch die
4 crafty chicks #431 - anything goes
Inkspirational #175 - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts #414 - Christmas
Dragonfly journeys #130 - handmade holiday magic
Artistic inspirations #210 - anything goes

Monday, December 03, 2018

Life happens, coffee helps 4

Monday December 3, 2018
 
I am playing along with the Coffee Lovers blog hop.. Fall / Winter theme
 
 This is such a fun cute image. I love the dog image.. I am a dog lover having 3 rescues.. It's a red rubber from Katzelkraft image.. I stamped the image and colored with copics. I then mounted on a navy blue card stock and then Bella Blvd. designer paper. I finished with Martha Stewart leaves and some Teresa Collins wood dots. The sentiment is from Tech. Tues. and heat embossed.  I added some glossy accents to the coffee and his dog collar.
 
Challenges:
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
4 crafty chicks #431 - anything goes
Coffee lovers  blog hop -fall/winter
Crafting from the heart #231 - anything goes
Pammie's inky pinkie #1848 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #210 - anything goes
Double trouble #16 - coffee lovers

Day 3 Awkward holiday chaos at Catch the bug

Monday December 3, 2018
 
Welcome to Day 3 of Tis the season for awkward holiday chaos at Catch the bug
Our theme is Bring on the White Elephant Gifts!
 
Ideas on the banner below

 
I made a tag to go with a gift bag. I really wanted this to be masculine. It's for my son Samson. I colored the skates with a brownish look and a soft blue background using copics. I used a sentiment from Paper trey ink. I used twine to tie the tag to the bag. For the bag I used a large Stampin up wheel called So swirly. I used Versa mark and created the design.  You can find the tag in the Bugaboo store
Challenges:
Make my Monday #85 - non traditional Christmas colors

4 crafty chicks #431 - anything goes
Inkspirational #175 - Christmas
Dragonfly journeys #130 - handmade holiday magic 

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Sending you the most merriest - Always Fun Challenge #87

Monday December 3, 2018
 
We're back with another fun challenge at
Our theme is
Snowmen
 


I am back with another old wood block stamp by The Cottage Stamper. I heat embossed the image and colored with my Mission water color paints. I went over the white snow man, ground and tree snow with Kuretake  shimmer white paint.  I added a Simon Says sentiment. 
Challenges:
Alphabet challenge - R - reindeer
Try it on Tuesday - winter wonderland
4 crafty chicks #431 - anything goes
Jo's scrap #262 - anything goes
QKR stampede #324 - anything goes
My time to craft #385 - CAS one layer
Inkspirational #175 - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts #414 - Christmas
Crazy 4 challenges #463 - tree
Sweet stampin - snowmen/snowladies
Dragonfly journeys #130 - handmade holiday magic

Happiness is a cup of coffee shared with a friend... coffee card 3

Sunday December 2, 2018
 
Playing along with the Coffee lovers blog hop and the theme is Fall/Winter
 
This is another card using scraps.. LOVE scraps.. I stamped the sentiment from Stampin up on the scrap and then die cut the cup and top out. I had this leaf on my desk in a dish I have where things just don't work for a card and because I don't like to throw away I just put in this dish.. So this was the perfect time to add the leaf to the card. I think the leaf is also SU. I added a little twine bow..
Fun card to make and perfect for that special friend.
 

Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #210 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - anything goes 
Crafty creations #379 - anything goes
4 crafty chicks #431 - anything goes
 
 

 

Day 2 Awkward holiday chaos at Catch the bug

Sunday December 2, 2018
 
Welcome to Day 2 of Tis the season for awkward holiday chaos at Catch the bug
 Today's theme is Sketchy Christmas
 

This is the sketch to follow and make sure it's Christmas themed.
 
This is my card using the images from Bugaboo  - Elf peeker and Reindeer peeker.
The center sentiment is from Hero arts. I used My favorite things stitch die. I colored the images with copics and added to some papers I thought went well with the design. Because I used the sentiment in the center I just used some My minds eye bling where the sentiment should of gone in the sketch. I went around the edge with Quick quote chalk ink. I used Spectrum Noir sparkle pen and went over the area with Glossy accents. The center sentiment was stamped with Stampin up ink.
Challenges:
Alphabet challenge - R - for reindeer
Crafty creations #379 - anything goes
The sisterhood of crafters - use stitch die 
4 crafty chicks #431 - anything goes
Jo's scrap #262 - anything goes
QKR stampede #324 - anything goes
Crafty catz #440 - anything goes/opt. too cute
Inkspirational #175 - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts #414 - Christmas
Crazy 4 challenges #463 - tree

Saturday, December 01, 2018

You brighter my day - a coffee card 2

Saturday December 1, 2018
 
Welcome to my blog.. I am joining in on the
Coffee Lovers blog hop.. Fall/Winter theme


This is my card using a piece of scrap Quick quote background paper. I stamped the Stampin up coffee cup and then stamped the base of the coffee cup with a Hampton art all over background stamps. It's coffee words and beans... I then stamped the cozy with Simon Says sentiment. I used another scrap die cut circle from QQ and some punched leaves from Martha Stewart. I finished with some twine and goosebump gems. 

                                   
Challenges:
A gem of a challenge #232 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #210 - anything goes
Pammie's inky pinkies #1847 - anything goes
4 crafty chicks #431 - anything goes
Coffee lovers  blog hop -fall/winter
Jo's scrap #262 - anything goes
QKR stampede #324 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - anything goes 
Crafty creations #379 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 362-363 - anything goes

Crafty sentiments - anything goes 
 


Merry Christmas - Creative with Stamps #33

Saturday December 1-31, 2018
 
Welcome back to another fun challenge at Creative with Stamps #33 and the theme is SANTA OR GIFT
 
 
 
 Note: CWS Challenges do not have many "Guidelines", but please read and follow the few we do have to be eligible to win.
 
 
For my card I started with Oxide Ranger ink and sponged the background. I then die cut the circle Simon Says die two times and layered it. I stamped 5 Mama elephant Santa's and colored with Mission paints. I added them to the rings and I heat embossed the Simon says sentiment. I used a white gel pen on the Santa white areas.
 

Challenges:
Cards in envy - Santa baby  
Artistic inspirations #210 - anything goes 
Pammie's inky pinkies #1847 - anything goes
Tuesday throw-down #419 - photo insp.
Crafting by designs - Christmas
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
4 crafty chicks #431 - anything goes
Crafty catz #440 - anything goes/opt. too cute



 
 

Day 1 Awkward holiday chaos at Catch the bug

Saturday December 1, 2018
 
Welcome to Day 1 of Tis the season for awkward holiday chaos at Catch the bug
We have a week long fun packed Christmas themed challenges.
Today is Holy Flurry of Chaos!
see banner below
 
 
Follow the banner below for the theme for Day 1 challenge
I am using the fun image called Winter kidz puppy and this can be found in the Bugaboo store.
I started by using Ranger Oxide ink to create the background. I then colored the image with copics. I stamped the Paper trey ink sentiment. I used Simon says snow stencil and white ink and sponged then added white Lawn fawn embossing powder. I love how the snow came out and I like it better on paper vs. real life.. LOL

Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #210 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 48 - anything goes
Try it on Tuesday - winter wonderland
Crafting by designs - Christmas
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
4 crafty chicks #431 - anything goes
Crafty catz #440 - anything goes/opt. too cute

Friday, November 30, 2018

So thankful for this day... 1 coffee card.

Friday November 30, 2018
 
Coffee lovers blog hop is happening again.. 
Friday November 30 - December 7..
I always look forward to this fun time to create lots of coffee cards. This theme is Fall/Winter 
 
I have a card to share. I used Stampin up die and Tech. Tues. sentiment. I added some twine. Very easy and fun cards to make. Great use of scraps. The background is a scrap of Quick quote paper. I stamped the coffee cup with a Hampton art all over stamp. I distressed the coffee cup with Ranger ink. I had a negative die on my desk and I added it behind the coffee cup..
 
Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 362-363 - anything goes
A gem of a challenge #232 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #210 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #230 - anything goes
Pammie's inky pinkies #1847 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
4 crafty chicks #431 - anything goes
Coffee lovers  blog hop -fall/winter