Friday, August 17, 2018

Dino-mite! - Bugaboo - Free Friday

Friday August 17, 2018
 
It's Free Friday at Bugaboo..
Check out the design teams creations over at
 

This little guy is Dino 01...  Cute little guy. I colored the image with copics. I used My favorite things stitch die. I added this to DCWV designer paper with animals all over it. I then added the My Pink stamper Dino-mite! and Club scrap happy birthday. Perfect for that special birthday boy or girl.
Challenges:
Penny's paper crafty #393 - anything goes
Creatalicious #145 - anything goes/opt. no sq. rect.
Crafters café #202 - birthday / buttons
A bit more time to craft #74 - anything goes


The path to a friends house - Colour Crazy Challenge

Friday August 17, 2018
 
Welcome to a new challenge at Colour Crazy Challenge..
Our theme is always ANYTHING GOES
 
Please remember we are a color challenge. No pre-colored images please. You can use any other color medium.
 
Our sponsor for this challenge is Oddball Art

This is my fun card using the Toadstool home 2.. I love these cute little houses. I can just see fairies living in them... I colored the images with copics. I then used my cloud template and drew in a cobble stone path. I added some Glossy accents to the dots on the toadstools and stars. I added this to a piece of designer paper and stamped the Stampendous sentiment. I finished by adding some sequins.


Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 348-349 - anything goes
Creatalicious #145 - anything goes/opt. no sq. rect.
A bit more time to craft #74 - anything goes
Jo's scrap shack #247 - anything goes 


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Thank you - Aud Sentiments #210

Thursday August 16-27, 2018
 
Welcome to another fun challenge at Aud Sentiments #210
Our theme for these two weeks is
ANYTHING GOES + SENTIMENT
 

Since we don't have a sponsor this challenge.. I got to use my Simon Says monthly card kit. It's always fun receiving the kit and playing with the goodies. This card I just used one of the flower stamps (there were quite a few) and one of the sentiments.. again quite a few.
I started first by using the Stampin up cross hatch and Ranger ink. Stamped a small white panel. I then stamped the image and sentiment an colored the image with copics. I finished the card by adding it to a piece of Club scrap designer paper. I added a few half pearls and went over the jar with Spectrum Noir sparkle pen. 

Challenges:
HeARTful stamping - dog days of summer (pretty flowers)
Dragonfly journeys #124 - flower power
Double trouble paper crafting #7 - dog days of summer
Pammie's inky pinky #1832 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 348-349 - anything goes
Penny's paper crafty #393 - anything goes
Creatalicious #145 - anything goes/opt. no sq. rect.
A bit more time to craft #74 - anything goes

thanks dad - Creative with Stamps #29

Wednesday August 15, 2018
 
It's mid month reminder of our challenge at Creative with Stamps #29
and theme is FATHER
 
 
 Note: CWS Challenges do not have many "Guidelines", but please read and follow the few we do have to be eligible to win.
 
I used Sugar Pea stamp set an Altnew ink and stamped the ties and border. I used My favorite things thanks die and Sugar pea dad die. I added a few Nuvo drops and rounded two corners with my corner chomper.
 
Challenges:
QKR stampede #308 - anything goes
Creative fingers #151 - anything goes
Creatalicious #145 - anything goes/opt. no sq. rect.
A bit more time to craft #74 - anything goes

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Happy Birthday - Sunny Day Crafting

Wednesday August 15, 2018
 
We're back with a new challenge at
Sunny Day Crafting and our theme is
ANIMALS... ANY ANIMAL
 
 
Todays card I used a small hedgehog and stump from Sugar Peas.. The larger porcupine/hedgehog is from Your next stamp. I first started by using a balloon stencil that I created by die cutting a bunch of balloon dies on x-ray film. I used Simon Says inks to create the colors. I added strings to some of the balloons. I think next time I will add the strings as I go along so that they are not so out in your face. When I was done I had a big ink smudges on the lower white area (I'm left handed so I hold the stencil down with my right hand and the ink transferred from the stencil).. I tried to erase them but they just wouldn't go so I used Reverse Confetti die and cut the bottom off. I am really glad that happened cause I like the look it gives.. I colored the images with copics and added some grass to ground the image. I stamped the Happy birthday which is by Concord and 9th. 
Challenges:
Jo's scrap shack #246 - anything goes
Penny's paper crafty #393 - anything goes
Creatalicious #145 - anything goes/opt. no sq. rect.
Creative craft cottage #110 - no pattern papers
Crafters café #202 - birthday / buttons
A bit more time to craft #74 - anything goes

Joy to the world - The Merry Christmas challenge

Wednesday August 15, 2018
 
Welcome to another fun challenge at
The theme is
ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES + CHRISTMAS
 
 
 I was digging through that box of Christmas what not's again and found these card bases from a Simon Says stamp kit a few years ago. I also found these stickers.. the ginger bread people and sentiment banner. I added them to the card front.  I then stamped Simon Says tree with Ranger ink and presents I colored with copics and fussy cut out. I added them to the card and went over the white are on the tree with a white gel pen. I die cut out of gold paper the star and completed the card.
Challenges:
QKR stampede #308 - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's #398 - Christmas
Word art Wednesday wk. 348-349 - anything goes
Creatalicious #145 - anything goes/opt. no sq. rect.
A bit more time to craft #74 - anything goes

You're jawsome - Always Happy Birthday #8

Wednesday August 15, 2018
 
Mid month reminder at Always Happy Birthday #8  and our theme is BIRTHDAY ANYTHING GOES / OPT: WATER
 
 
For the background I used an old piece I created on the Gelli plate with paints and bubble wrap.. I thought it would give good interest for the under water scene. I stamped the images from My favorite things and die cut out. I colored with copics. I added some Nuvo drops for water bubbles and Spectrum noir sparkle pen. I heat embossed the sentiment.

Challenges:
HeARTful stamping - dog days of summer (beach time)
Double trouble paper crafting #7 - dog days of summer
Pammie's inky pinky #1832 - anything goes
Creatalicious #145 - anything goes/opt. no sq. rect.
Creative craft cottage #110 - no pattern papers
Crafters café #202 - birthday / buttons
A bit more time to craft #74 - anything goes

You are simply the best - Creations in Pink #1

Wednesday August 15, 2018
 
I've joined a brand new blog design team. 
Oh, I am so glad I am retired..
This is a brand new monthly challenge blog that starts on the
15th of each month..
The theme is ANYTHING GOES
 
The name of the blog gives you a hint on what this challenge blog is about.. Your card should have lot's of PINK..
you can enter up to 3 times. Link to the project not your entire blog.
Pretty much the routine for all other blogs. 
I sure hope join us.
 

 
 Our sponsor for this challenge is Fabrika Fantasy
 
 
I am using the image called Air Fairy.. I used copics to color the image. I added Wink of Stella glitter pen to the wings. I heat embossed the Simon Says sentiment. I used a Simon Says die to cut the image out. I finished the card with some pink sequins blings.

Challenges:
Crafty creations #372 - anything goes
Creative moments #150 - anything goes
Jo's scrap shack #246 - anything goes
QKR stampede #308 - anything goes
Creative fingers #151 - anything goes
Pammie's inky pinky #1832 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 348-349 - anything goes
Fabrika fantasy #23 - anything goes
Creatalicious #145 - anything goes/opt. no sq. rect.
A bit more time to craft #74 - anything goes

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Your kindness is appreciated - Always Fun Challenges #71

Monday August 13, 2018
 
Welcome to another challenge at
Our theme is GOING AROUND IN CIRCLES
 
 I knew what I wanted to do but I just couldn't get it to work so went with plan "B".. LOL
the other side of this paper has circles on it but they just didn't go with the circle die from Simon Says (too busy) so lucky I turned it over and liked this background better and it really went well with the die that I had already cut to go with the circle side.. I then wanted a contrasting color so I chose the turquoise glitter paper and using Taylored Expressions butterfly die I used the solid part for the glitter paper then using scraps (which have circles on them but the detailed top die removed the circles) I then added some Liquid pearls in black. The sentiment is heat embossed and from Simon Says.
 
Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 346-347 - anything goes
Creative moments #150 - anything goes
Jo's scrap shack #246 - anything goes
Crazy 4 challenge #447 - add a bug
Creative fingers #151 - anything goes

Friday, August 10, 2018

it's definitely time for a vacation - Bugaboo Free Friday

Friday August 10, 2018
 
Well today we have a new Free Friday at Bugaboo.
Check out the design teams awesome creations over at
 
 
 We just got done with a two week vacation over to my daughters in Montana. It's a day drive over. We have two small dogs and you would not even known they were in the car. They are so quiet. They travel so well.  We had a great time.
This is Pig Vacay... What a funny guy.
For my card I used some scraps of Quick Quote designer paper. I only had scraps so had to lay it out in blocks. It's kinda hard to see that it's not one piece they match so well. They have awesome Papers if you ever get a chance to buy their kits or products.  I colored the image with Copics and used Lil inker stitch die. I stamped the G-rated sentiment and used a Stampin up circle punch.

Challenges:
Double trouble paper crafting #7 - dog days of summer
A bit more time to craft #73 - anything goes
Dragonfly journeys #124 - flower power




Thank you for your kindness - Colour Crazy Challenge

Friday August 10, 2018
 
Welcome to another fun challenge at Colour Crazy Challenge..  Our theme is always ANYTHING GOES.. 
 
You can used any color medium but just make sure your card is colored and not pre-colored. We are a color challenge..
 
 
Our sponsor for this challenge is Ching-Chou Kuik
 
This is my card using the Ladybug circle.. I love ladybugs so knew this was a perfect image for me.  I started by coloring the image with Copics. I added some Prisma colored pencil work and white gel pen. I added some Spectrum Noir sparkle to the red.  I didn't like the stark white background so using a Copic I colored the light green. I stamped and heat embossed the Simon Says sentiment. I trimmed down the image and added to a black base.


Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 346-347 - anything goes
Dragonfly journeys #124 - flower power
AAA cards #121 - friendship 
Cards in envy - something new (image)
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, August 09, 2018

You make my heart dance

Thursday August 9, 2018
 
I was looking through my animal stamps and thought I had to use this fun old stamp.. I love this My favorite things mouse. I stamped the image then using MFT circle die cut it out. I colored the image with copics. I found a scrap of some designer paper I liked and added to the bottom area. I then used a Paper pretties sentiment I stamped it and cut the banner on one end. I finished with some half pearls and Spectrum Noir sparkle pen to the bow and tu-tu..

Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 346-347 - anything goes
That's crafty - animal magic
Tuesday throwdown #404 - anything goes
Crafty creations #372 - anything goes
Creative moments #150 - anything goes
Inkspirational #166 - 10 min or less (8:45)




Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Put on something warm today - Catch the bug Humor Wed.

Wednesday August 8, 2018
 
It's Wednesday so at Catch the bug it's Humor Me Wednesday..
 
 
Today is "Happiness Happens Day" and I thought these Girls Happy Trio which can be found in the Bugaboo store were perfect for my card. I used some scraps of designer papers and created the background. I heat embossed the sentiment and added some twine. I colored the images with copics.. I love these girls laughing and having a Happiness Happens Day.

Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 346-347 - anything goes
AAA cards #121 - friendship
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Tuesday throwdown #404 - anything goes
CCC digi designs #95  - three of a kind

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

I've always looked up to you - Pause Dream Enjoy #32

Wednesday August 8, 2018
 
Are you ready for another fun challenge?  The Orange team has a great challenge for you at Pause Dream Enjoy #32..
 theme is ANYTHING GOES
 


So digging through my pile of background papers I've done in the past.. I found this Gelli plate paper I created. I then thought Safari and I had a Giraffe image from my monthly subscription from Tech. Tues. (this was probably close to a year ago..) so I stamped the giraffe and bird and colored with colored pencils and used the die cut. I then have a red rubber tree stamp and I have no idea who it's by. it's un-mounted. I stamped this on the background. I needed something for the bottom and I have a Rubber Stampede grass/rock stamp so stamped it across the bottom a couple times. I then foam mounted the giraffe and heat embossed the sentiment and add this and the bird.  I sure hope this looks as pretty on the computer as it does in real life.  I hope you play along and create anything you want.
Challenges:
As you like it - fur or feathers (fur, so many fur animals. Some cuddly and some with just awesome markings and colors)
That's crafty - animal magic
HeARTful stamping - dog days of summer (summer vacation)
Pammie's inky pinkies #1831 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Double trouble paper crafting #7 - dog days of summer (summer vac.)

Happy Birthday - Craftaholics R Us #32

Wednesday August 8, 2018
 
I hope you're having a fun wonderful summer.. Gone on a nice vacation or just set back and relax and craft..
I have been doing some water coloring/pencils work out side for future images on my cards and I love the fresh air and quiet country life.
Well the Green team is back with a new challenge at
 Craftaholics R Us #32.. Our theme this week is YELLOW
 
 
OK I am not a yellow person but I did yellow and had to add it with the darks that I love. I went through my Stampin Up stash of papers an except the lower left balloon all are SU. I used a Simon Says balloon die and cut out a bunch.. These are the ones I ended up using. I adhered them to the yellow base and added the Simon Says happy birthday then drew on the strings. I did go around the edges of the balloons with some Quick Quote chalk ink. It's hard to see but in real life it's noticeable. I added some white Nuvo Drops. I do love the richness of the yellow and black..

Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 346-347 - anything goes
QKR stampede #307 - anything goes
Inkspirational #166 - 10 min or less (7:53)
Dragonfly journeys #124 - flower power
Pammie's inky pinkies #1831 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - anything goes

my cat owns my heart - Bugaboo - New Release

Tuesday August 7, 2018
 
Welcome to fun Tuesday at Bugaboo.. It's new release day
Check out the design teams creations over at Catch the bug
this image is called Silhouette Cat.  I found a frame from a Quick Quote kit that I didn't use. I took Ranger ink and colored it. I found a scrap of Stampin up designer paper (gray) and added the cat/frame to the base. I added some brads to the corners. I didn't want to color the cat so I took some small rhinestones and added to the flowers. It's really hard to see but they are there. I embossed The Cottage Stamper sentiment. OH to make the cats tail fit I cut around the tail and put on the outside.. I like the look. I added a little gray copic to ground the cat.

Challenges:
Inkspirational #166 - 10 min or less (6:42)
Dragonfly journeys #124 - flower power
Pammie's inky pinkies #1831 - anything goes
Cards in envy - something new (image)
Try it on Tuesday - inspired by a song (hello pussy cat)
Shopping our stash #366 - silhouette




Monday, August 06, 2018

happy birthday dino dude - Paper Girls Challenge #157

Monday August 6, 2018
 
I am guest designer over at The Paper Girls for challenge #157
 
In June I had a card that was a winner on their blog.. I got the chance to be a guest designer in August so I said yes.. I'd love to
 

 
The theme is PAINT IT

Well knowing it was a painting theme at The Paper girls.. I knew what I wanted to do..
Back in June I won some digi images from Beccy's Place and I chose Dinosaurs.. I keep seeing sweet dinosaur stamp images but I really don't have any little ones to justify purchasing a set so when I had a choice of images I saw some awesome cute dinosaurs so chose them.  I started this card by stamping the image and using copics I colored him in and then fussy cut him out.  I took a piece of water color paper and laid the image down and then roughly drew in a scene. Then using my Mission Gold water colors I painted my scene. I thought there needed to be a volcano so I created one and using Stickles for the lava glow. I added some colored pencil details to the rocks and some to the image. I used foam dots and added the dinosaur to the card. I added the sentiment. It's done and I love it..
 
 
Challenges:
Simon Wednesday - make own background
Moving along with the times #77 - for the boys
Cute card Thursday #541 - anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun #121 - anything goes
That's crafty - animal magic
Crazy 4 challenges #C4C446 - mountains
Cards in envy - something new (image)

Sunday, August 05, 2018

Happy Birthday - Always Fun Challenge #70

Monday August 6, 2018
 
It's time for another challenge at
our theme LET IT SPARKLE

I got this beautiful stamp in my Simon Says month club kit.. It's so beautiful. I stamped the image and sentiment on water color paper.. Then I used my Ranger / Stampin up re inkers and painted the image and background. I then used a white gel pen and glitter pen to added to the flowers. I cut the edge off and then cut a strip of pink glitter paper (also did a silver one but liked the pink better and it kinda brought out the some of the pink in the flowers) That is my bit of sparkle.. I added this to a darker piece of dark gray.   In real life this card is very pretty. Now I need to think of someone special to give this to.. someone who will appreciate it and keep it.. Do you ever think of this when you give your cards out??
Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 346-347 - anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun #121 - anything goes
QKR stampede #307 - anything goes
Dragonfly journeys #124 - flower power
HeARTful stamping - dog days of summer (lots of flowers)
Double trouble paper crafting #7 - dog days of summer (lots of flowers)


I love you, Ladybug - Catch the bug - Stella Says Sketch #613

Sunday August 5, 2018
 
Welcome back for another challenge at Catch the bug ..
 Stella Says Sketch #613
 
 
This is the sketch to follow

 
This is my card using the image called Ladybug flower Bella   I used the sketch above and tried to keep the colors the red/gray and black. I liked that the ladybugs kind of determined the colors. I colored the image with copics and used my cloud template for the sky. I then cut the image out using My favorite things stitch die. I then found some scraps and used the Simon says scallop die. I added the My favorite things sentiment. I added some bling to the bottom corner as in the sketch. I guess I should of taken the black background away before I shot the photo. The only black on the card as far as paper goes is the strip between the red and gray.  

Challenges:
Simon Monday - wild things
Use your stuff #323 - free week
Pammies inky pinky #1830 - sunny days
(Pin)spirational #221 - photo
Cute card Thursday #541 - anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun #121 - anything goes
Dragonfly journeys #124 - flower power

Saturday, August 04, 2018

thank you for everything - Catch the bug

Saturday August 4, 2018
 
It's time for a new challenge at Catch the bug..
Beings it's the first Saturday of the month ..
that means it's ANYTHING GOES
 
 
This is my card. I started by coloring the image Flower butterfly vase.. with Prisma colored pencils. For some reason they really blended together. I was so happy. I didn't have to use Gamsol or baby oil.. I like that. I layered this on a piece of navy blue card stock. I found some bright yellow and green card stock so I cut to fit the A2 card base and using a burlap background stamp I used Versa mark and laid the card onto the stamp. (I see there is a small spot to the right in the green that I missed getting inked.. I know you probably didn't see it but boy I did but thought if I tried to go back and cover it with the stamp which is a red rubber.. It would look more noticeable as a blob..so I will live with it) I used Simon Says sentiment and heat embossed. I added some sequins and Spectrum Noir sparkle pen to the butterflies and called it done.

Challenges:
Simon Monday - wild things
Use your stuff #323 - free week
Crafting from the heart #217 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 346-347 - anything goes
Crafty gals corner #171 - tropical colors
Cute card Thursday #541 - anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun #121 - anything goes
QKR stampede #307 - anything goes

Friday, August 03, 2018

Hello - Colour Crazy

Friday August 3, 2018
 
Are you ready for another fun challenge at Colour Crazy
Our theme is ANYTHING GOES
 
remember to color on your project. it's a color challenge. No pre colored images allowed
 

This was a really fun card to make and I learned something.. First I started with this large very large light house (I have no idea who its by) so I used some post it tape and laid it about a third of the way up. I then stamped the top part of the light house.. Now I wanted a sea looking water so I took my cloud template and turned it the other way and did my sponging with Ranger.. WaaLaa... water.. choppy sea.. Then I used my cloud template the usual way and crated the sky. I used Simon says seagulls for the sky area.. I stamped My favorite things larger seagulls and colored them and the light house with copics. I used the dies and cut them out.. I wasn't sure what sentiment to use as it's so busy so I just went for a simple HELLO..  I added a little white gel pen to the water just for added interest.
Challenges:
Simon Monday - wild things
Use your stuff #323 - free week
Crafting from the heart #217 - anything goes
Pammies inky pinky #1830 - sunny days
Crafting by designs - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - make own background
As you like it - fur or feathers (feathers - love the different birds that are around the pacific northwest. I especially love sea gulls and eagles and humming birds. Heck I love so many awesome birds. Great colors and sizes.)
Moving along with the times #77 - for the boys