Sunday, June 30, 2019

Thanks for protecting - Always Fun Challenge #117

Monday July 1, 2019
 
Hello. I have a card to share for the challenge over at
The theme is PATRIOTIC
 
 So I really don't do patriotic cards only for the reason is I don't send out patriotic cards.. So I kinda went a different route. I started with some scraps and added the red / white / blue for the USA flag. then I found a Verve sentiment that said "Thanks for protecting our freedom"..  and so with that I showed kids on a swing, playing in the yard and a cute dog and bird.. The cute kids are Mama Elephant images. the rest of the images are from Lawn Fawn.. I used my Sky and ground template and Ranger ink and created the background. I made some grass flicks with copic pen. I then painted all the images with Altenew and Prima water color paints.  For the sentiment I used my cloud template and Stampin up tag die. Then added this to the card with copic colored twine and made into a bow. 
 
Challenges:
Fab n funky #446 - sunny summer
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
The sisterhood of crafters - any occasions
QKR stampeded #354 - anything goes
Creative fingers #167 - anything goes
A bit more time to craft #95 - anything goes

Slow down - soak up the sun - Do-Al(l) creative #31

Monday July 1, 2019
 
Hello.. It's July already.. I hope you're having a great summer and hope you find time to play in the new month long challenge over at Do-Al (l) Creative #31
Our theme this month is WAVE 
 
 
Our sponsor for this month is SheepSki designs



This is my card.. I chose the image Beach Huts..(we don't have these in WA. state.. are they for sleep overs? or to change cloths?)
 I love the calming scene this image gives. I colored the image with copics and added my cloud template and Ranger inks. I added the Taylored Expressions sentiment using Stampin Up ink.  I am a beach person and try to get to the beach every now and then. Living along the Pacific ocean in Washington State we are lucky to be able be close.. Well for us in Western Washington.. the Eastern Wa. is far from the ocean.. More of the dry part of the state.
Challenges:
Make my Monday #99 - begins with B (beach bungalows, beach ball, beach)
Everybody art #450 - beach feeling
Fab n funky #446 - sunny summer
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
Crafty creations #393 - anything goes
Polkadoodles wk. 26 - anything goes
QKR stampeded #354 - anything goes
Sweet stampin - you are my sunshine
Inkspirational #190- 3 or 5 of something 3 bungalows/birds)
My time to craft #400 - oh, to be beside the seaside
Addicted to stamps #176 - cas summer
A bit more time to craft #95 - anything goes





Friday, June 28, 2019

I'm nuts about my wife! - Bugaboo Free Friday

Friday June 28, 2019
 
Hi.. It's Friday so Bugaboo Store has a Free Friday
image for you..
Check out the design teams creations
 
 
This is the fun image called Nuts about couple.. There are two sentiments.  The one I used and the other is "I'm nuts about my husband".. I figured there are not enough fun cards for hubbies to give their wives so I went with wife sentiment. I colored the image with copics. I went over the flowers and band on his hat with Nuvo glitter pen. I then used Lil inker stitch die. I added this to a piece of designer paper. I finished with some sequins and Nuvo silver dots to the centers.
 
 Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts pattern paper - June
A bit more time to craft #94 - anything goes
Moving along with the times #100 - cas
A gem of a challenge wk. 12 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Pin-spirational #241 - love is in the air
Shopping our stash weekly #398 - you're so punny
Color throwdown - #549 - colors
The sisterhood of crafters - any occasions




Sending you joy and love - Crafty Catz challenge #468

Friday June 28, 2019
 
Hello.. I have a card to share for the challenge over at
Our theme this week is
 FAVORITE COLOR COMBO
 

Our sponsor for this challenge is Morgan's Art World
 
I am using the image called Sunflower in a bucket.. Well as you can see I didn't color it as a sunflower.. My favorite color combo is Teal/turquoise... Browns.. silver.. So I used my copics and colored the flower as a teal/turquoise flower. What's in a name..lol… I stamped the Simon says sentiment and heat embossed in Silver and finished with using Lil inker stitch die. I added this to a piece of dark brown card stock and added twine. I then added this and the sentiment to the turquoise card stock. I used Spellbinder banner die and some Pretty Pink Posh jewels. I used Nuvo glitter brush and went over the flower and bucket.

Challenges:
A bit more time to craft #94 - anything goes
As you like it - summer / winter colors (love summer flowers and colors. The bright warmth of the colors)
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 26 - anything goes
Pin-spirational #241 - love is in the air
Penny's paper crafty #436 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - anything goes

Happiness comes - Colour Crazy Challenge #25

Friday June 28, 2019
 
Hello.. It's time for another card to share that I did for the
 
Our challenges are always ANYTHING GOES
 
just remember no pre colored images..
 
 
Our sponsor for this challenge is Little Blue Button

 
I am using the image called Pose of an elongated triangle.. I colored her with copics. I went over the stars on her work out pants with Nuvo sparkle pen. I then used My favorite things stitch die to cut her out. I added her to a piece of My minds eye scrap. I stamped the old no name sentiment with Stampin up night of navy ink. I added a Simon says scallop strip on the bottom edge. I finished with a copic colored piece of twine bow and I curled the ends.
Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts pattern paper - June
A bit more time to craft #94 - anything goes
Creatilicious #165 - anything goes/opt. spots/stripes
As you like it - summer / winter colors (yellows and blues make me happy so summer warm colors are what I like
Digi choosday wk. 26 - anything goes
Tuesday throw-down #434 - keep it simple
Color throwdown - #549 - colors
Penny's paper crafty #436 - anything goes



Wednesday, June 26, 2019

You're perfect - Aud Sentiments #230

Thursday June 27 - July 8, 2019
 
Hello again.. We have a new challenge over at
 
Our theme this challenge is
ANYTHING GOES + SENTIMENT
 
Our sponsor for this challenge is OddBall Art

 
I am using the fun image called Bonnie Bookworm.. I created a carpeted floor and colored the scene with copics. I used My favorite things stitch die. I found some Teresa Collins designer paper that I liked the texted background and the red and black is always good in my book...lol..  I heat embossed the Simon Says sentiment and tied a twine around it. I used Wink of Stella and went over the hearts and her necklace and panda on her shirt.

Challenges:
A bit more time to craft #94 - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts pattern paper - June
A gem of a challenge wk. 12 - anything goes
Make my Monday #99 - begins with B (book, brown hair)
Crafty sentiments - anything goes
Pin-spirational #241 - love is in the air
Penny's paper crafty #436 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - anything goes

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Season's greetings - Bugaboo New Release Tuesday

Tuesday June 25, 2019
 
I have a card to shared using the Bugaboo
Image that is in the store..
Check out the design teams creations over at
 
So this is SL ornament brats.... I colored the image with copics and added dots to the dress and hats with white gel pen. I used 0 copic for the lines on the present. I used Nuvo glitter brush on the ornaments. I did light inking with Ranger ink around the edge. I added this to a piece of designer paper. I used Stampin up ink and Pretty Pink Posh and stamped the sentiment.

Challenges:
A bit more time to craft #94 - anything goes
Polkadoodles wk. 25 - anything goes
QKR stampede #353 - anything goes
Craftyhazelnuts #443 - Christmas /opt. washi tape




Sunday, June 23, 2019

It's definitely time - Always Fun Challenge #116

Monday June 24, 2019
 
Hello and welcome back. I have a card to shared for the challenge over at Always Fun Challenge #116
The theme is FUN AT THE BEACH
 
 I have been having a great time lately using my Altenew water color paints.  I also got some Prima complexion paints so wanted to try them out. I think they came out good. I had to kinda figure how apply so I got the right tone. There are quite a few colors to play with.  I painted the sand first with Altenew and then tried the salt on the sand so I could get the texture look. I like the way it came out after I brushed the salt off. I then painted the ocean and sky. Then I painted the CC design surfer Emma girl with the Altenew and Prima paints. I took scraps and Lawn fawn palm die and added this to the scene. I used a G rated sentiment. 
Challenges:
My time to craft #399 - watercolor
Pile it on #155 - transportation / vacation
A bit more time to craft #94 - anything goes
Crafters café #221 - men/boy or weather
Simon Wednesday - vacation/travel
As you like it - summer / winter colors (love the warmth of summer colors and summer. So many bright colors)
Craft rocket #60 - summer is coming
Cute card Thursday #587 - summer
Polkadoodles wk. 25 - anything goes
QKR stampede #353 - anything goes
Just us girls #493 - photo
Sweet stampin - summer
Double trouble #31 - transportation/vacation
Make my Monday #99 - begins with B (beach, bathing suit and cap)


Friday, June 21, 2019

Always here for you - Bugaboo Free Friday

Friday June 21, 2019
 
Hello.. It's Free Friday so over head over to
Bugaboo Stamps and pick up this fun image..
Check out the design teams creations over at
 
 
This is the fun image called Mouse big flower.. I colored the image with copics and used Lil Inker stitch die. I added this to a piece of Quick quote scrap. I heat embossed the Simon Says sentiment and used Stampin up die.. I went over the flower and dragonfly with Nuvo glitter pen. I finished with some Pretty Pink Posh jewels.

Challenges:
A bit more time to craft #94 - anything goes
The paper funday #6 - anything goes/opt. for the guys
Penny's paper-crafty #434 - anything goes
QKR stampede #353 - anything goes

you fill my heart - Crafty Catz #467

Friday June 21, 2019
 
Hello.. It's Friday and another challenge over at
 
Our theme for this challenge is CIRCLES
 
 Our sponsor for this challenge is Little Blue Button



I used the Stampin up background stamp and Ranger inks for the background. I then took a piece of scrap Quick quote paper and My favorite things edge die and cut the grounding piece. I then colored the Little Blue Button "Sitting girl" with copics and fussy cut her out. I added some Simon says hearts that are colored with Stampin up ink. The sentiment is from Reverse Confetti and using MFT banner die. I went over the hearts and her buttons with Nuvo glitter brush.
Challenges:
A bit more time to craft #94 - anything goes
Creatilicious #165 - anything goes/opt. spots/stripes
The paper funday #6 - anything goes/opt. for the guys
Penny's paper-crafty #434 - anything goes
Moving along with the times #100 - cas

If you obey all the rules - Colour Crazy Challenge #24

Friday June 21, 2019
 
It's time for another challenge over at
 
I sure hope you have time to play along.
It's always ANYTHING GOES..
Just remember no pre-colored images.
 
 
Our sponsor for this challenge is Oddball art stamps

 
This is my card using the image called Happy big eye girl Penelope. I colored the image with Copics. I mounted her on a piece of navy cardstock. I dug through my scraps and found a strip of striped My minds eye and added this to the edge. I found another scrap of Quick quote and using Simon says scallop die added this to the stripe edge. I added the image. I then heat embossed the sentiment.. I don't know who it's by.. It's an old acrylic set. I thought the sentiment went well with the fun image.

Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts pattern paper - June
A bit more time to craft #94 - anything goes
CCC digi #104 - anything goes
Creatilicious #165 - anything goes/opt. spots/stripes
The paper funday #6 - anything goes/opt. for the guys
Penny's paper-crafty #434 - anything goes

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Happy Fathers Day - Crafty Gals Corner #194

Wednesday June 19, 2019
 
I have a card to share ..
Welcome to another challenge over at
 Crafty Gals Corner #194.

Theme is POLKA DOTS AND STRIPES
 
 
 
We have 3 sponsors this week..


 
Prize ~ $10 Gift Certificate
 
 
 


Prize ~ 1 digital image (non colored)
 
 
 
 
 

Prize ~ $10 Gift Certificate (Images Only) 
 
 
 I am using this image.. BBQ Apron(#920) - Scribbles Designs.. I colored the image with copics and went over the heart and utensils with Nuvo sparkle pen. I then used Simon Says wonky die. I dug through my Quick Quote scraps and found these papers and distress the stripe paper with Ranger ink. I added these to the card base and added the image. I then stamped the Simon Says sentiment and distressed the edges with Ranger ink.
Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts pattern paper - June 
A bit more time to craft #94 - anything goes
CCC digi #104 - anything goes
Creatilicious #165 - anything goes/opt. spots/stripes
Crafters café #221 - men/boy or weather
The paper funday #6 - anything goes/opt. for the guys
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

I'm a rainbow - Bugaboo New Release Tuesday

Tuesday June 18, 2019
 
I have a card to share for the New Release / in the store..
Check out the design teams creations over at
 
 
this image is called Wiggle the bait.. She also comes with a sentiment.. I chose to use a Dylusions sentiment instead. I colored the image with copics. I used Spellbinder die to cut her out. I found this fun colorful designer paper so added it and a strip of black/white scrap down the side. I heat embossed the Dylusions sentiment and cut out. I added this along with a fish and hook from a button set. (I use to fish all the time. Especially when my kids were a young'ns.. We did trout or salmon and at night squid.. vacations we always went where there was water..) I went around the edge of the image with Ranger ink and Nuvo glitter brush over the reel and her shoes/glasses.

Challenges:
Everybody art #449 - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts pattern paper - June
Polkadoodles wk. 24 - anything goes
QKR stampede #352 - anything goes 
Pile it on #155 - transportation / vacation
A bit more time to craft #94 - anything goes
CCC digi #104 - anything goes
Creatilicious #165 - anything goes/opt. spots/stripes


Sunday, June 16, 2019

Donut worry - Always Fun Challenge - #115

Monday June 17, 2019
 
Hello and welcome back to my blog. Today I have a card to shared for the challenge over at Always Fun Challenge #115
The theme is PUNNY
 


I knew I wanted to use donuts even before I saw the inspiration photo.  I have been thinking it would be funny to have a bite mark out of the donut and that the other donut would say "donut worry be happy". be happy you didn't get eaten up.  It was funny in my mind. Anyhow I used Altenew water color paints and painted the Simon Says images and sentiment. I used dies to cut them out and then used a scallop die to make the bite mark. For the background I used a stencil and Ranger ink. I then added the images. I used Stampin up die for the sentiment and added it. I finished with some copic shadows under the images so they aren't floating in midair. I went over the frosting part of the donut with Nuvo glitter pen.


Challenges:
Everybody art #449 - anything goes
Shopping our stash weekly #398 - you're so punny
Cute card Thursday #586 - cas
QKR stampede #352 - anything goes
My time to craft #399 - watercolor
A bit more time to craft #94 - anything goes
Creatilicious #165 - anything goes/opt. spots/stripes

Saturday, June 15, 2019

You really are the best - Creations in Pink #11

Saturday June 15, 2019
 
Hello.. I have a card to share for the month long challenge over at Creations in Pink #11
the challenge is ANYTHING GOES.. you just need to use lots of pink..
 
 
Our sponsor for this month is Star Stampz


I am using the image Spring flowers.. I colored her with copics. I used My favorite things oval die and cut her out and a piece of gray card stock from Stampin up. I added this to some designer papers. I heat embossed the Tech. Tuesday sentiment and used Stampin up circle stitch die. I added some SU jewels and went over the flowers with Nuvo glitter pen and white gel pen.
Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts pattern paper - June
Scrapping 4 fun #142 - summer
Everybody art #449 - anything goes
Fab n funky #444 - June blooms
Polkadoodles wk. 24 - anything goes
QKR stampede #352 - anything goes


Friday, June 14, 2019

You make me feel like - Do - Al (l) creative #30

Saturday June 15,  2019
 
Welcome back to mid - month reminder..
 
Our theme is Lift card..
See my card below for the details on what a Lift card is..
 

This is the front of my card.. I chose some My minds eye dot paper. Then I used Marianne tag die and cut three tags out of black card stock. I went over the tags with Oxide ink. For the front tag I used silver glitter washi tape for the sides. I then used Taylored Expressions butterfly dies and scraps and cut out two. I heat embossed the Simon Says sentiment and added half pearls.

for the lift part of the card on the inside I heat embossed the leaves and butterflies from Simon Says. I then used a white gel pen and added dots. I used Stampin up silver cording and tied a bow.
For the reveal part of the tag I heat embossed the SS sentiment and two set's leaves. You can't see the one on the upper right. Before I adhered the tag down I added some scraps then added the tags.

Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts pattern paper - June
Everybody art #449 - anything goes
The sisterhood - 3 b's - birds/bees/butterflies
Daring cardmakers - come fly with me


Thanks for always - Bugaboo stamps Free Friday

Friday June 14, 2019
 
Hello.. Are you ready for Free Friday over
It's time or a fun image and you can check out the creations the design team created over at Catch the bug..
 
 
This image is Flower Pots.  I colored the image with copics. I went over the flowers with copics. I then used Lil inker stitch die. I mounted this image on a navy blue card stock then tied Jellibean twine along the side. I added this to a piece of lavender card stock. I added some Pretty Pink Posh jewels.  I stamped the Simon Says sentiment with Stampin up night of navy.

Challenges:
Handstamped sentiments #316 - photo
Scrapping 4 fun #142 - summer
Crafting from the heart #245 - anything goes
Make my Monday #97 - lots of flowers
Everybody art #449 - anything goes
Crafty creations #392 - anything goes
The sisterhood - 3 b's - birds/bees/butterflies
Fab n funky #444 - June blooms
Cute card Thursday #586 - cas
Daring cardmakers - come fly with me
Alphabet challenge - F is for flowers