Monday, March 18, 2019

You're perfect in my book - Catch the bug ABC

Monday March 18, 2019
 
Today is Monday so over at Catch the bug
it's ANYTHING BUT a CARD.. ABC
 
 
So I made a book mark for my ABC project.  I took a Tim Holtz tag and then I traced around the monkey image which is BM topper.. and adhered the image to the tag. I colored the image with copics. I stamped the sentiment from Simon Says and then there was so much white space I took couple different Washi tapes and added them. I punched a hole to the top of the tag over the one from the TH tag. I took a tag enforcer that I had stamped and colored over the hole. I put the ribbon through it and tied some twine around the ribbon to hold it. I think this will go into my bible study book.. It's perfect in my eye.

Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #213 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #88 - anything goes
Creatalicious challenge #159 - anything goes/opt. monochromatic
The paper funday #3 - anything but a card
Use your stuff #351 - washi tape



Sunday, March 17, 2019

Yappy Birthday - Always fun challenge

Monday March 18, 2019
 
Welcome to another fun challenge at Always Fun challenge
Our theme is CATS OR DOGS
 

 
Being a dog lover (which you can probably tell by me using 4 different stamp companies for my card).. I have two awesome loving sweet dogs that we rescued and they are my precious little ones.
For my card I used Mama Elephant frame die and then used Ranger ink and did the color behind it. I used foam tape so it's raised. I then stamped the dogs from Mama Elephant, My Favorite Things, Sugar Pea and Gerda Steiner. I colored with copics and fussy cut them all out. I stamped the sentiment and then added the doggies to the card. I love the fun look on their faces. The Yappy Birthday is perfect.. for my three fur babies next hair cut I am giving this to the groomer. His birthday is day after the cut.. I think he will enjoy it.. along with a cupcake.   

 
Challenge:
My time to craft #392 - it's raining cats and dogs
 Allsorts wk. 511 - favorite stamp/die/image  (any dog stamp - love dogs
Creatalicious challenge #159 - anything goes/opt. monochromatic
Simon Monday - miniature /tiny (dogs)
 
 



Birthdays are like shooting stars

Sunday March 17, 2019 


This is my card. I wanted to used this Taylored Expressions image and sentiment. With the sentiment talking about shooting stars..  I needed a night time sky. So I took a piece of Bristol paper and created the ground using my ground template and then created the sky using Ranger ink. I needed some stars so I took Perfect Pearls and watered the powder down and using the handle tip of a paint brush I created the circles (stars) after they dried I took a glitter sparkle pen and added some lines to a few of the stars to give a star look. I then went through my scraps and using Simon says died I cut the house and trees. I added them to the background piece. Then using My favorite things circle die I cut the piece out. I curved the sentiment (there was a little curve to it already I just curved fixed it so it fit the curve better) I added the rest of the sentiment below. I then stamped the sheep and lightly colored with copics and fussy cut it out and added it to the card.. I sure love this fun look and will be trying this on more cards.
Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 378-379 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - whatever the weather
Cute card Thursday #573 - celebrate
Jo's scrap shack #273 - anything goes
QKR stampede #339 - anything goes
Allsorts wk. 511 - favorite stamp/die/image (circle dies)
Inkspirational #182 - photo



Saturday, March 16, 2019

Happy Mother's Day 2

Saturday March 16, 2019
 
I have been playing with my Ranger Oxide inks and more smooching. I posted one of my card a few days ago, here's another.. I love doing this. Just smash down some inks on a craft sheet, sprits with water and lay your water color paper and smooch it around. Then I tried it and laid it down into the inks again so I could get some layers. I set it aside to dry for awhile. Then got my Simon Says stamp and stamped the flowers two times.  I then stamped the SS sentiment and added some sequins.. It kinda upsets me that the flower centers aren't more open. They come out so dark. Even when I stamped onto white plain cardstock the centers were too dark. I don't think I will use it too many more times unless I can figure how to get a nicer image.
 
Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #213 - anything goes
Simon Monday - feminine /girly
Cute card Thursday #573 - celebrate


Friday, March 15, 2019

Birthday wishes friend - Creative with Stamps Challenge

Friday March 15, 2019
 
Mid month reminder for our challenge at
Our theme is FRIENDS
 
 
I used the stamp set and dies from Pretty Pink Posh. The designer papers are scraps from Basic Grey. I colored the image with copics and heat embossed the sentiments. I went over some of the pieces with Wink of Stella.

Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #213 - anything goes
Cute card Thursday #573 - celebrate
Jo's scrap shack #273 - anything goes
QKR stampede #339 - anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun #136 - bright happy colors

I love you more - Bugaboo Free Friday

Friday March 15, 2019
 
Hello.. This week over at Bugaboo we have another
Free Friday image. 
 Check out the design teams creations over at Catch the bug
 
 
This is the image called "RA sitter cloud"  I colored her with copics and used glitter on her wings. I went over the stars with Nuvo glitter pen. I used Lil inker stitch die. I added her to this awesome designer paper and using scraps stamped the My favorite things sentiment and cut it apart and added to the card along with some sequins.

Challenges:
Dragonfly journeys #136 - green goodness
Artistic inspirations #213 - anything goes
Use your stuff #350 - stitching
Simon Monday - feminine /girly
Crafty creations #386 - anything goes
The sisterhood of crafters - ladies/girls
Simon Wednesday - whatever the weather

Hi sweet cheeks - Creations in Pink challenge

Friday March 15, 2019
 
Hello.. We are back with another month long challenge over at Creations in Pink. It's ANYTHING GOES..  Just need to make sure it's mostly pink.. or a lot of pink..
 
 
Our sponsor for this challenge is ODDBALL ART

 
This is my card using the image called girl on stool Winnie.. I colored her with copics and using Lil inker stitch die to cut her out. I added her to a black mat then to some Amy Tangerine designer paper. I added My favorite things Hi die and layered it three times. I stamped Simon says sentiment. I finished with some sequins.

Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #213 - anything goes
Use your stuff #350 - stitching
Simon Monday - feminine /girly
Digi choosday wk. 11 - anything goes
Crafty creations #386 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 378-379 - anything goes
The sisterhood of crafters - ladies/girls
Simon Wednesday - whatever the weather

Start each day - Crafty Catz challenge #453

Friday March 15, 2019
 
Hello and welcome back to my blog.
I am the host and so I got to pick the TWIST.. So today its as usual ANYTHING GOES / OPT. TWIST SPRING
 
Our sponsor for this challenge is LeAnn's 101


I am using the image called "Bee utiful Spring"  I colored the image with copics and used My favorite things die to cut the image out. I used My minds eye papers. I went around the edges with Quick quote chalk ink. I heat embossed the Paper trey ink sentiment on vellum. I added a few sequins and Nuvo glitter pen to the bee. I also added a few white dots to the flowers with white gel pen.

Challenges:
Inkspirational #182 - photo
Artistic inspirations #213 - anything goes
Simon Monday - feminine /girly
Digi choosday wk. 11 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 378-379 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - whatever the weather
Moving along with the times #93 - bugs








Some days all you need - Colour Crazy Challenge

Friday March 15, 2019
 
Hello and it's time for another challenge over at
As always our theme is ANYTHING GOES
 

Our sponsor for this challenge is Createful Heart Designs
I am using the image Murphy takes a nap.. I colored the image with copics and fussy cut him out. I then used Basic Gray designer paper. I Stamped the My favorite things sentiment. I added the image with some foam dots. The wall looked bare so I used Tech. Tues frame stamp set and found a scrap of DP of the lady with child so made a photo frame for the wall. I added a sequin for the nail head. I added some half pearls under the dog bed.  Reminds me of my precious little fur babies.

Challenges:
My time to craft #392 - it's raining cats and dogs
Artistic inspirations #213 - anything goes
Cute n crafty #22 - anything goes
Jo's scrap shack #273 - anything goes
QKR stampede #339 - anything goes

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Huge congrats - Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge

Friday March 15, 2019
 
It's mid month  Do-Al(l) Kreatives 
still has our challenge going on
the theme is FANCY FOLDS
 
Our sponsor is Doortjes

 
This is my card using Little train..  I went with a baby card with this cute image.
I again used the Fancy Fold card I saw Jennifer McGuire do in 2018.
the card I showed on March 1st is the same fold as this. This is a better way to have the card displayed.  I colored the image with copics and went over different area with Spectrum Noir sparkle pen. I went around the edges with Ranger ink. I used My favorite things stitch die. I also used some Ranger ink right behind the image piece. The stripe papers are left over scraps. I like that it had a lot of the colors I used in the image. The inside has a Stampin up sentiment. I had a lot of blank area to the right so I used a Great impressions heart stamp and light SU ink. So someone could still write in that area.  I am liking this fun fold and will use again but in the landscape style like this one..


this is the inside of the card.
Challenges:
Artistic inspirations #213 - anything goes
Make my Monday #91 - something new (baby)
Cute n crafty #22 - anything goes
Use your stuff #350 - stitching
Word art Wednesday wk. 378-379 - anything goes
Crafting by designs - lets hear it for the boys
Cute card Thursday #573 - celebrate

Happy mother's day 1

Thursday March 14, 2019
 
Wanted to do some paper smooching so I dug out my Oxide inks and smooched this water color paper. (I did a couple more) and after I dried it with a heat gun I dug through some of my flower stamps and found this one that was in a Simon Says monthly kit a few months back. There are three separate flowers. I stamped them and then found another SS set with the leaves.  I noticed that the bottom leave was sorta bleeding so that is why I won't make the other pieces into cards for a few days or so. I will let them air dry till they are fully dry this time.. I dried this piece some more with heat gun then stamped the happy mothers day.. I added a few sequins. It was done. No more stamping.  I love that the flowers are so open so it catches all the colors from the smooching. I didn't want to lose the look and I think this works. So lucky mom will get this card and I hope she enjoys it. (I miss my mom.. it's been a long time but she's on my mind all the time) 
 
Challenges:
Papercraft challenges #32  - CAS
Crazy 4 challenge #474 - flowers
Sweet stampin - anything goes/opt. Mardi Gras
Inkspirational #182 - photo
Artistic inspirations #213 - anything goes
Cute n crafty #22 - anything goes
Simon Monday - feminine /girly
Word art Wednesday wk. 378-379 - anything goes
The sisterhood of crafters - ladies/girls






Wednesday, March 13, 2019

You make me smile - Crafty Gals Corner #187

Wednesday March 13, 2019
 
Hello and welcome to another fun challenge over at
 
Our theme is SHAMROCK / CLOVER ON YOUR CARD
 
 
 
 
We have 3 sponsors for this challenge.
 
 $12.00 prize
 
 
 
 
 
Prize - $10 gift certificate
 
Prize ~ 1 digital image (non colored)
 
This is my card using the Bugaboo image called March hedgie.. I colored the image with copics and used my cloud template and Ranger ink. I cut him out using a Spellbinder die. I added him to some designer paper and tied some raffia along the edge. I heat embossed the Simon Says sentiment.

Challenges:
Double trouble #23 - wearin "o" the green
QKR stampede #338 - anything goes
Allsorts wk. 510 - for a child
Sweet stampin - anything goes/opt. Mardi Gras
Dragonfly journeys #136 - green goodness
Artistic inspirations #213 - anything goes
Cute n crafty #22 - anything goes

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

I count myself lucky - Bugaboo New Release

Tuesday March 12, 2019
 
Hello.. Are you ready for New Release
(kinda a new release) over at Bugaboo..
This image is finally in the store from the OLD store.. 
 Check out the design teams fun creations with this image over at Catch the bug.
 

This image is Fanny March.. I used H2O's to paint her dress, shoes and clovers in her hair so it's quite shimmery.. I used copics for her skin and hair. I used scraps to piece together the background and then used My favorite things stitch die to cut her out. I finished with Simon Says sentiment and sequins.
Challenges:
Double trouble #23 - wearin "o" the green
Cute card Thursday #572 - anything goes
Creative fingers #159 - anything goes
Jo's scrap shack #272 - anything goes
QKR stampede #338 - anything goes
Dragonfly journeys #136 - green goodness
Artistic inspirations #213 - anything goes
Cute n crafty #22 - anything goes
Use your stuff #350 - stitching

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Happy Fathers Day - Always fun challenge

Monday March 11, 2019
 
Today we have a new challenge for you at
Our theme is SHADES OF GREEN
 

 
Well I dug out one of my favorites from Stampin Up and used the alligator out of the set.. or is it a crocodile??. I used Stampin up ink and two colors and just kinda rocked and rolled to give color to the alligator.. I was going through some OLD OLD wood mounted stamps and found this cattail grass stamp so I just used the same technique and different SU and Close to my heart inks and stamped them to fill in some of the bare spots. I didn't want to over do so I said "PUT IT AWAY"  which I did.. I then used a Simon says sentiment .. Father's day is just around the corner.. so I am ready.  I added this to a piece of scrap plaid. I also used My favorite things banner dies... 
 
Challenges:
Cute card Thursday #572 - anything goes
Creative fingers #159 - anything goes
Jo's scrap shack #272 - anything goes
QKR stampede #338 - anything goes
Sweet stampin - anything goes/opt. Mardi Gras
Just us girls #478 - background stamps
Dragonfly journeys #136 - green goodness

Hope your day is out-standing

Sunday March 10, 2019

 
 I really liked the circle background scene I am seeing so I decided to try it some more. I first took some Bristol paper and did the water effect and my clouds with Ranger ink. I used a My favorite things circle die and cut it out. I stamped some Simon says seagulls. I then stamped the Tech. Tuesday flamingos and colored them with Zig markers. I used the dies to cut them out. I dug through my box of leaves and chose these Stampin up leaves. I added the circle and leaves to the card base. I then stamped the TT. sentiment and added this and put foam dots behind the flamingos and added them to the card over the sentiment.  I think I will be doing more backgrounds like this..
 
Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 376-377 - anything goes
Love to scrap #119 - anything goes
The craft's café #214 - birds /or cas blue

Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Crafting by designs - anything goes
Fab 'n' funky #420 - colors of spring
Simon Wednesday - create a scene
Papercraft challenges #32  - CAS
Cute card Thursday #572 - anything goes
Creative fingers #159 - anything goes
Jo's scrap shack #272 - anything goes
Inkspirational #182 - photo

Friday, March 08, 2019

Yapppy birthday - Bugaboo Free Friday

Friday March 8, 2019
 
Hello and welcome to my blog..
This week over at Bugaboo we have a free Friday image for you.. Check out the Catch the bug design team using this fun image.
 
 
This fun image is called "cute puppy" and he sure is.. I love dogs. I have 3 little ones.  I colored the image with copics and used my cloud template. I used Lil inker stitch die to cut it out. I embossed the background and used copic to color a strip of paper and added this behind the image.. I added the Sugar pea designs sentiment.. I added some Nuvo glitter pen to the snail.

Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 376-377 - anything goes
Inkspirational #181 - use your stash
Artistic inspirations #213 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #238 - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 10 - anything goes
Crafting by designs - anything goes
Cute card Thursday #572 - anything goes

Always be yourself - Crafty Catz Challenge #452

Friday March 8, 2019
 
Hello and welcome to my blog.
Today over at Crafty Catz #452 we have a new challenge.
The theme is ANYTHING GOES / OPT. TWIST - FANTASY
 
Our sponsor for this week is BUGABOO

For my card I used water color paper and Altenew water color paints and painted the background. I then heat embossed the sentiment from Simon says.  I colored the Bugaboo image
birthday mermaid (she comes in a set with other images) with copics. I added some glitter to her lower body area and top. I fussy cut her out and using foam dots added her to the card. I added some acrylic dots for water bubbles.  I thinks this will make some special girl happy to receive this for a just because or a birthday card.

Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 376-377 - anything goes
Crafting with friends #81 - anything goes
Inkspirational #181 - use your stash
Love to scrap #119 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #213 - anything goes
Crafting from the heart #238 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - create a scene
Cute card Thursday #572 - anything goes

Wishing you a filled with sunshine and rainbows - Colour Crazy Challenge

Friday March 8, 2019
 
Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a card to show you for the challenge over at Colour Crazy Challenge..
Our theme is ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES
We just ask that you color your image.
No pre-colored images are accepted.
 
Our sponsor for this card is The Paper Shelter


Oh I am so glad I used this fun image. She's called Unicornmania.. I had so much fun coloring her with copics. I then layered her on some Echo park designer papers. I stamped the Simon says sentiment and added some sequins. This card was done.  I love the fun look and I think this will make some little someone happy to receive this birthday card.. I hope you play along over at Colour crazy.

Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 376-377 - anything goes
Inkspirational #181 - use your stash
Artistic inspirations #213 - anything goes
Use your stuff #349 - rainbow
Crafting from the heart #238 - anything goes
Crafting by designs - anything goes
Fab 'n' funky #420 - colors of spring
Cute card Thursday #572 - anything goes

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

I drive way to fast - Aud Sentiments #222

Thursday March 7-18, 2019
 
Welcome to another challenge at Aud Sentiments #222
Our theme this challenge is FUNNY+ SENTIMENT
 

Our sponsor this challenge is Dr. Digi's
I am using the fun image called Ambrose King of the road.. I colored the image with copics and used copics to create the scene. I added the scene to 7 gypsies designer paper. I used a Club scrap sentiment.. which made me laugh.. I hope it does for you too.. I added some Spectrum Noir sparkle pen to the lights and windshield. (I think Ambrose looks like that comedian that use to be on Hollywood squares - Bruce Vilanch)

Challenges:
Word art Wednesday wk. 376-377 - anything goes
The sisterhood of crafters - in the red
Crafting with friends #81 - anything goes
Inkspirational #181 - use your stash
A gem of a challenge wk. 4 - anything goes
Love to scrap #119 - anything goes
Artistic inspirations #213 - anything goes
Simon Monday - whatever the weather - spring/summer
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 10 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - create a scene
Cute card Thursday #572 - anything goes