Sunday, August 18, 2019

You are simply the best - Always Fun Challenge #124

Monday August 19, 2019
 
hello and it's time for another challenge at
Our theme this week is MAKE A TAG
 
This is my tag.. I do like making them but I always seem to not know what to do while designing or what to do afterwards.. (although I have been making tags last few weeks..) I can only use so many in my bible journaling or planners but here's one more..
So for my tag.. I used a Tim Holtz tag and then dug through my scraps and found this grayish greenish paper. I stamped some various Club scrap stamps all over it and  Simon says sentiment. I then adhered it to the tag and cut the excess off. I went over different areas with stripe washi tape. I used Distress crayon and went around the edges. I added some Taylored Expressions butterflies and some acrylic dots. I added a brad to the top.

Challenges:
A gem of a challenge wk. 16 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #98 - anything goes
Crafty animals #29 - anything goes
Crafters café #225 - spots/stripes




So thankful for this day

Sunday August 18, 2019
 
I thought I had added this card.. but I've been having so much internet problems it's probably out there in cyber space. If it shows up twice I'll delete one..
I have been taking some of these fun stamps and stamping them in my Canson water color tablet. I then take my paints (in this care it's Mission Gold water colors) and take them out on the deck and paint a bunch of images. Then it takes days to cut them out. I have a nice big bowl of stamped/ painted/ die cut images ready for cards when needed. This card I used stamps from Mama Elephant, My Favorite Things, and sentiment is Tech. Tuesday.. I used Ranger oxide ink to create the background then added to a base. I used foam dots to give the images depth. some are and some aren't. I also used a little Spectrum Noir sparkle brush..
 
Challenges:
Tuesday throwdown #438 - colors
The sisterhood of crafters - dies as focal point
Penny's paper crafty #443 - anything goes
QKR stampeded #359 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #98 - anything goes
Crafty animals #29 - anything goes







Friday, August 16, 2019

Take it one step at a time. - Bugaboo Free Friday

Friday August 16, 2019
 
Hello.. It's your lucky day..
 It's Friday over at Bugaboo so that means Free Friday
 
Check out the design teams creations over at
 
This image is called Heels big bow.. I found some scraps and tried to color the heels using the colors in the watercolor looking scrap..but the red just didn't want to come out right .. SO I went over it with some darker colors. I finally got what I liked. I wanted to add the Simon Says sentiment but not sure where so I added to the center and it was cut with Stampin up die. You can still see that they are heels. I used a Simon Says stamp and Ranger ink and stamped off and created the background. I used My favorite things stitch die. I then added it all to the card base. I went over the bows with Spectrum Noir sparkle pen.

Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 400-401 - anything goes
Hand stamped #321 - colors
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 33 - anything goes
Penny's paper crafty #443 - anything goes
Polkadoodles wk. 33 - anything goes
QKR stampeded #359 - anything goes






you brightened my day - Colour Crazy Challenge #32

Friday August 16, 2019
 
It's time to share a card I made for the challenge over
 
Our challenges are always ANYTHING GOES
just ask that you color your card. No pre-colored images.
 
 
Our sponsor is Polkadoodles

 
This image is called Winnie Sugar Sparkles - Sharing is caring... I first used Lil Inker die and cut the image out. I then used my cloud and ground template and Ranger ink. Once I was happy with that I colored the image with Copics. I added this to a piece of SU gray card stock and using Twine added this along the left side. I added this to a piece of designer paper. I stamped the Reverse Confetti sentiment and added it to the card. I went over the bow, apple, dress ruffle and shoe flowers with Nova glitter brush.

Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 400-401 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 33 - anything goes
Penny's paper crafty #443 - anything goes
Polkadoodles wk. 33 - anything goes
QKR stampeded #359 - anything goes

Thursday, August 15, 2019

hip, hip, hooray - Creations In Pink challenge #13

Thursday August 15, 2019
 
Hello I have a card to share for the challenge
going on over at Creations in Pink #13
 
the challenges are always anything goes.. just make sure you add lots of pink
 
 
Our sponsor for this challenge is SheepSki designs.

 
I am using the image Harley.. I colored the image with copics and using Simon Says die cut her out. I added this to a piece of Amy Tangerine designer paper. I heat embossed the Reverse Confetti sentiment. I added some Nuvo glitter brush to the hubcaps, head light and her boots.

Challenges:
Creative fingers #169 - anything goes
Inkspirational #193 - travel
Make my Monday #102 - friendship
Use your stuff #370 - summer activity (riding a scooter)
Crafty creations #396 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 400-401 - anything goes
Lemon shortbread #100 - anything goes

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

can't stop thinking of you - Do-Al (l) Creative #32

Thursday August 15, 2019
 
It's mid-month reminder for the challenge going on over at
We still have a couple more weeks for you to play along..
We have a sketch for you to follow..
 
 
Sponsor is Doortjes..
Doortjes-Design-Digi's-Shop.


This is the sketch
 
I did not use the sponsors image
 
Oh this was so much fun to create.. Well most of my cards are .. but I love dogs and this little one is just too precious. I used Quick quote scraps for the card base, My favorite things circle die...  used Ranger ink to distress the edges... I stamped the Newton's Nook dog, flowers, heart on watercolor paper. I used Altenew paints to paint everything. I went over the flowers and heart with Nuvo glitter brush. I die cut them out and using foam dots added the images. I stamped the Reverse Confetti sentiment with Stampin up ink. I finished with some cranberry gems.

Challenges:
Craft rocket #62 - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's pattern -Aug.
Crafty animals #29 - anything goes
Fabrika #33 - anything goes
Just us girls #500 - circles
Make my Monday #102 - friendship
Word art Wednesday wk. 400-401 - anything goes
Lemon shortbread #100 - anything goes

Flowers say hello - Crafty Gals Corner #198

Wednesday August 14, 2019
 
Welcome to another fun challenge at Crafty Gals Corner..
We are now going to a monthly challenge.
 So keep an eye open each month for a new challenge and theme.
Our theme for this challenge is EMBOSS IT
 


 



 

Prize ~ 1 Digital Image (non-colored)
 
 
Prize ~ 3 Digital Images
 
 
Prize ~ 3 Digital Images
 
This is my card using the SheepSki designs image Daisy panel..
I colored the image with copics. I used Simon says die to cut it out..  I then took a piece of Basic Gray designer paper and a wood grain embossing folder.  I added this to the card base.  I then adhered the image to a dark green scrap and added to the card. I heat embossed the Hero Arts sentiment and using Stampin up die cut it out and added to the card. 
 
Challenges:
Creative moments #174 - anything goes
Creative fingers #169 - anything goes
Crafty creations #396 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 400-401 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - anything goes 
  


Sunday, August 11, 2019

always here for you - Always Fun Challenge #123

Monday August 12, 2019
 
I have a card to share for the challenge going on over at
Our theme for this challenge is CIRCLES
 

I found in my designer paper pack this awesome colorful paper. It does not have a name on the pad as it came in a club kit and most times the cover is missing. I stamped this fun floral wreath from Simon Says and using my Mission gold water colors painted the images. I used a My favorite things circle die and went around the edge with Ranger ink. I added this with some foam dots and finished with some Pretty Pink Posh jewels.
Challenges:
Craft rocket #62 - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's pattern -Aug.
Creatalicious #168 - anything goes/opt. distress
A bit more time to craft #97 - anything goes
Creative moments #174 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 398-399 - anything goes
Penny's paper crafty #442 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - add a die cut
Cute card Thursday #594 - circles
As you like it - favorite flower and why (I love so many flowers.. my favorite are gardenias. they remind me of when I was in Hawaii and Ariz. My dad had one and loved the smell. Love carnations also for the smell and Peony - love the colors, size, smell and I have couple plants)
Lavinia world #6 - anything goes
Creative fingers #169 - anything goes
Polkadoodles wk. 32 - anything goes
QKR stampede #358? - anything goes
Just us girls #500 - circles
Make my Monday #102 - friendship

Friday, August 09, 2019

I get enough exercise - Bugaboo Free Friday

Friday August 9, 2019
 
Hello and welcome back to my blog..
 Today is Bugaboo Free Friday..
Check out the design teams creations over at Catch the bug..
 
 
Stella is one of my favorites.. She's quite funny and this sentiment is right up my alley.. This is Stella push my luck..  I colored her with copics. I then used an old Spellbinder die to cut her out. I created the background with Basic gray designer paper. I added some twine and a little acrylic dot to the bow center. The sentiment comes with the image.

Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's pattern -Aug.
Creatalicious #168 - anything goes/opt. distress
A bit more time to craft #97 - anything goes
Fabrika #33 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 32 - anything goes
Scrappyland #119 - anything goes(scallop spellbinder die)
Word art Wednesday wk. 398-399 - anything goes
Penny's paper crafty #442 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - add a die cut
Polkadoodles wk. 32 - anything goes
QKR stampede #358? - anything goes

I love you - Colour Crazy Challenge #31

Friday August 9, 2019
 
Hello.. I have a card to share for the challenge going on over at Colour Crazy Challenge #31
 
just remember we are a coloring challenge. No pre-colored images.
 
 
Our sponsor for this challenge is A Day for Daisies

I am using the image called Happy Angel.. I knew what I wanted to do for this card.. I was just afraid of using Alcohol inks. I have before or rather attempted them but I didn't have the right kind of paper.. Well I have it an still I've been scared to create.. I got some new pearl alcohol in a Simon Says kit some time back so I gave it a try and used some old ones I had.. I know I probably should of stopped earlier but I kept going.. I do like what I created but I really wanted more of a night look. I did add a little foil to a few places where it was sticky.. So as that dried I colored the image with copics. I then fussy cut the image out. I added some glitter to her wings. I set this aside and went for the sentiment.. I tell you I am challenged again.. I added some card stock to some sticky back sticky stuff so that it turns into a sticker.. well for some reason it didn't work!! how can that be.. both sides are sticky right.. so I ended up adhering three sets of the Simon Says dies together with glue and added to the card. I colored the words with Quick quote chalk ink and blue Ranger ink. I ran the QQ ink across some white card stock and stamped the Honey Bee 'I love you" and went around the edge with Ranger. I added this to the card. The angel is added with some foam dots.

Challenges:
A bit more time to craft #97 - anything goes
Creatalicious #168 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 398-399 - anything goes
Penny's paper crafty #442 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - add a die cut
Creative moments #174 - anything goes
QKR stampede #358? - anything goes

Thursday, August 08, 2019

happy birthday friend - Catch the bug - Oldie but Goodie

Thursday August 8, 2019
 
Hello.. Today over at Catch the bug it's
Oldie but Goodie day.. OBG
I have a card to share.
 
This image come with three puppies.. I am using Birthday puppy #3
I colored the image with copics. I used My favorite things stitched die and banner. I found this fun awesome designer paper that went perfect with the coloring. I heat embossed the Reverse confetti sentiment and tied a twine around the end. I added a Stampin up punched heart and Simon Says heart. I went over the hearts, hat and party favor with Nuvo glitter brush.
 

Challenges:
Craft rocket #62 - anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun #146 - anything goes / stitching
Crafty Hazelnut's pattern -Aug.
Crafty animals #29 - anything goes
Creatalicious #168 - anything goes/opt. distress
A gem of a challenge wk. 15 - anything goes
Sweet stampin - spots and or stripes
Simon Monday - happy birthday
A bit more time to craft #97 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 32 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 398-399 - anything goes
The male room #117 - birthday
Simon Wednesday - add a die cut
Digi doodles studio #19 - spots/stripes

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Yappy Birthday - Aud Sentiments #233 - Animals

Thursday August 8-19, 2019
 
Aud Sentiments is looking for a few design team members.. If you are interested please check out AS blog and apply.. All the info is posted there..
 
Hello.. Are you ready for another challenge?
Over at Aud Sentiments #233 we have a new two week challenge.. Our them for this challenge is ANIMALS + SENTIMENT
 
Our sponsor for this challenge is Digi Doodle Studios
 

I am using the image called Party pups.. I colored the image with copics and went over the balloons, and ribbon with Spectrum Noir sparkle brush. I used Lil inker die. I found this fun designer paper with the white dots on yellow and thought it looked great with the purples. I found a small piece of light purple and mounted the image to that then to the dotted paper. I added glitter to the confetti dots. The sentiment is from Sugar Pea and I used Ranger ink to go around the edge. I added this to the card.

Challenges:
Scrapping 4 fun #146 - anything goes / stitching
Crafty Hazelnut's pattern -Aug.
Crafty animals #29 - anything goes
Creatalicious #168 - anything goes/opt. distress
Sweet stampin - spots and or stripes
Simon Monday - happy birthday
A bit more time to craft #97 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 398-399 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - add a die cut
Digi doodles studio #19 - spots/stripes

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Did I seriously forget - Bugaboo new release

Tuesday August 6, 2019
 
Welcome to my blog. I truly appreciate the awesome comments on my cards. It means a lot to me and I know I don't say it often enough. So Thank You..
 
Today over at Bugaboo we have another image in the store..
 This is Girl Speech Bubble
Check out the design teams creations over at Catch the bug..
 
 
This is the fun image. I colored her with copics and then used Lil inker stitch die. I found this awesome colorful wood plank boards designer paper so added this image to it and tied a piece of twine around the bottom.. I finished with a button.. For the sentiment.. she does have a speech bubble where I put "I'm so sorry" but I wanted it bigger than it was so I used Simon Says speech bubbles and cut 2. I added the Simon Says sentiments to them and went around the edges with Quick quote chalk ink. then added using foam dots. I used Spectrum glitter brush on her flower necklace, legging and shoes.

Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's pattern -Aug.
Creatalicious #168 - anything goes/opt. distress
A gem of a challenge wk. 15 - anything goes
Allsorts wk. 530/31 - buttons and bows
Sweet stampin - spots and or stripes
Simon Monday - happy birthday


Sunday, August 04, 2019

Merry Christmas - Always Fun Challenge #122

Monday August 5, 2019
 
I am back with a card to share for the new challenge over at Always Fun Challenge #122
 
Our theme USE A STENCIL
 


I dug through my stencils.. sad to say I don't keep them in the packaging they came in so I don't know who this is from.. I used Ranger inks for the colors. I then used Night of Navy Stampin up paper and white embossed the skates from Paper Trey ink. I used night of Navy Ink and colored the Simon Says sentiment and added this to the card.  The skates look black but really they are a deep navy..
Challenges:
Cute card Thursday #593 - anything goes
Krafty chicks #466 - embossing
QKR #359 - anything goes
Creatalicious #168 - anything goes/opt. distress
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas #449 - anything goes/opt reindeer

you make me so happy - Catch the bug SSS #713

Sunday August 4, 2019
 
It's Sunday so we have another Stella Says Sketch challenge
for you at Catch the bug
 
 
This is the sketch below to follow
 

 
This is my card using the image KPT hat boy.. I started by using Quick quote scraps and used My favorite things dome, border die and Spellbinder banner dies. I went around the edge of the checked with Ranger ink. I stamped the Reverse Confetti sentiment with Stampin up ink. I colored the image with copics and fussy cut him out. I added his decorative latte cup to his hand.

Challenges:
Cute card Thursday #593 - anything goes
Polkadoodles wk. 31 - anything goes
QKR #359 - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's pattern -Aug.
Creatalicious #168 - anything goes/opt. distress

Saturday, August 03, 2019

Warm holiday wishes - Catch the bug Saturday challenge

Saturday August 3, 2019
 
Hello. It's already August.. How come time is flying by so fast??? 
Today we have a new challenge over at
Our first of the month Saturday challenges are always
 ANYTHING GOES
 
 
So this image was one of the Christmas in July new release images.. I thought I would use it for todays card. I was digging through my pattern papers and found this Echo park paper so use it and then colored with copics the image using some of the colors from the pad. I used My favorite things stitch die. I added this to the background. I then heat embossed the Simon Says sentiment on a scrap and using corner chompers I wounded the corners and added to the card. I added some sequins and Nuvo drops to the center of the sequins. I went over some of the image with Spectrum Noir sparkle brush.

Challenges:
My time to craft #402 - Christmas in July
Digi choosday wk. 31 - anything goes
Krafty chicks #466 - embossing (sentiment)
Scrapping 4 fun #146 - anything goes / stitching
Crafty Hazelnut's pattern -Aug.
Creatalicious #168 - anything goes/opt. distress
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas #449 - anything goes/opt reindeer


Friday, August 02, 2019

Staying cool - Bugaboo Free Friday

Friday August 2, 2019
 
It's Friday so at Bugaboo.. it's Free Friday for you all..
Check out the design teams creations over at Catch the bug.
 
 
This is my card using the image.. Sun bonnet beach .. I colored her and created the scene using Copics. I then used my cloud template and Ranger ink. The little greenery I used Stampin up ink and Simon Says stamp. I added some Spectrum Noir sparkle pen to the water, star fish, bows, and pocket. The sentiment is from Simon Says on a piece of scrap. I found another larger piece of scrap and ran it through an embossing folder. The image was cut out using My favorite things stitch die. I then added it all together.

Challenges:
Simon Monday - bright and cheerful
(Pin)spirational #244 - photo insp.
Digi choosday wk. 31 - anything goes
Penny's paper-crafty #441 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
Cute card Thursday #593 - anything goes
Krafty chicks #466 - embossing
Scrapping 4 fun #146 - anything goes / stitching
Time out #141 - relaxation





it is Definitely time for a vacation - Colour Crazy Challenge #30

Friday August 2, 2019
 
Summer is going too fast.. I don't like that it's already August.. But it's been a good summer so I cant complain..
 
Are you ready for another challenge over at
Our challenges are ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES
just ask that you color your image.. no pre colored images
 

Our sponsor for this challenge is Dr. Digi's
 
this is my card using the fun image Paddling pool Peggy... Now how fun is this.. I remember getting in my kids wadding pool just too cool off. They didn't like that but I didn't stay long and I surly didn't put a floating tube in it... I love this fun image. I created the scene and colored the image with copics. I used my cloud template and Ranger ink for the sky. I used Simon Says die to cut the scene out. I stamped the G-Rated sentiment and used Stampin up square stitch die and then I used copics and created a post and added the sentiment to the post. I finished by going around the edge with Ranger ink, adding dots to the float and using Nuvo glitter brush for the pool, water and wine.  I mounted this onto a piece of designer paper.

Challenges:
Simon Monday - bright and cheerful
Cute n crafty #30 - anything goes
(Pin)spirational #244 - photo insp.
Lemon shortbread #99 - anything goes
Penny's paper-crafty #441 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
Cute card Thursday #593 - anything goes
Polkadoodles wk. 31 - anything goes
QKR #359 - anything goes
Time out #141 - relaxation