Friday, August 07, 2020

Happy Birthday - Colour Crazy Week 31

Friday August 7, 2020

Hello.. It's time for a new challenge over at 

Our theme is ANYTHING GOES



                           Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps


I am using the image called 4 block tulips.. I colored with copics. I added some Spectrum Noir to the flower and ladybugs. I stamped the Paper Pretties sentiment and used Tech. Tues. banner die. I punched the Stampin up banner in black twice and pieced together since it wasn't long enough. I added this awesome wire ribbon to the side. 

Challenges:
A gem of a challenge wk. 16 - anything goes
Crafty friends #141 - summer colors
Lil patch of crafty friends #139 - anything goes
Crafty animals #41 - anything goes
Crafting happiness #60 - anything goes
Simon Monday - happy birthday
Jan's digi - anything goes
Dragonfly dreams August - anything goes
Shopping our stash #426 - kiss -keep it simple sister
Simon Wednesday - favorite tool (punch, die cutter, trimmer, misti)
Little red wagon #561 - happy days

Thursday, August 06, 2020

I took a long look - Aud Sentiments #257

Thursday August 6-17, 20202

Hello.. Welcome back to my blog and 
we have a new challenge over at
and our theme is 
ANYTHING GOES
just add a sentiment so we can see it.


Our sponsor for these next two weeks is


I am using the image called Tangled Trotsky.. I colored the image with copics and created the fence and ground also with copics. I used my cloud template/stencil and Ranger ink. I added to a scrap of Quick Quote designer paper. I stamped the Art Impressions sentiment and cut it apart so I could fit it on the card. I went around the edges with Ranger ink.


 Challenges:
As you like it - cat or dog why (love dogs. We have three, they are fun to color)
Allsorts #583/54 - masculine
A gem of a challenge wk. 16 - anything goes
Crafty animals #41 - anything goes
Crafting happiness #60 - anything goes
Jan's digi - anything goes
Dragonfly dreams August - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - favorite tool (die cutter, trimmer, misti, my cloud stencil)
Little red wagon #561 - happy days



Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Sending sunshine your way - Crafty Sentiments

Tuesday August 4, 2020

Hello.. It's time for a new challenge over at

Our theme is ANYTHING GOES


This image is Josh Planting.  I colored the image with copics. I used My favorite things stitch die. digging through some scraps found this awesome designer paper and added some twine  then stamped the Simon Says sentiment.  I finished with a little enamel dot. 

Challenges:
Krafty chicks #518 - anything goes
Polkadoodles wk. 31 - anything goes
A gem of a challenge wk. 16 - anything goes
Crafty friends #141 - summer colors
Crafting happiness #60 - anything goes
The paper girls #205 - summer dreams
Dragonfly dreams August - anything goes


Sunday, August 02, 2020

Happy Birthday - Always Fun Challenge #174

Monday August 3, 2020

Hello..
Time for a new challenge over at

Our theme this week is


I used one piece of Alcohol ink pieces I created. I cut it down just a little short of the A2 size. I stamped and heat embossed the Paper Trey Ink sentiment and used Simon Says gold powder. I added some Sequins and Pretty Pink Posh jewels.  I love the colors of the paper I created. 

Challenges:
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
Lil red wagon #560 - give us your background
Krafty chicks #518 - anything goes
Polkadoodles wk. 31 - anything goes
Crafting happiness #60 - anything goes
Simon Monday - happy birthday
Dragonfly dreams August - anything goes

Friday, July 31, 2020

Do-Al (l) Creative #44

Saturday August 1, 2020

Hello everyone.. It's August already .. I tell you time sure goes fast as you get older.. 

Today we have a new challenge starting over at

Our theme is two fold.. twisted sister month..
TEDDY BEAR and ANYTHING BUT A CARD 
so lets see those non card projects



                                  Our sponsor is

I am using this fun image Fuzzy friends image. I made this Quick Quote photo album using QQ products. I had the fun front frame that was perfect adding the little image to. I colored the image with copics. 


side view
Challenges:
Crafting happiness #59 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
Polkadoodles wk. 31 - anything goes
Crafty animals #41 - anything goes


hip, hip, hooray - Bugaboo Free Friday

Friday July 31, 2020

Hello everyone.. Today it's the end of July.. Hope all is going well with y'all..

It was a quiet go nowhere summer for us.  So had time to do some watercolor paintings and card making.. I hope you're able to be creative.

I have a card to share using the Free Friday image from
Check out the design teams creations using this image over at


This image is called Curly hair boy.. I used copics to color him and used copic 0 and wet a scrap of denim to give texture to his overalls. I used Simon says rectangle die and digging through my scraps found some pieces to create the background. I added the Reverse Confetti hip, hip, hooray and the Paper Pretties happy birthday. I added some sequins and Nuvo drops to the center. 

Challenges:
Crafting happiness #59 - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 30
Through the craft room door - anything goes
Tuesday throwdown #462
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
Krafty chicks #518 - anything goes


A girl can't have too many - Colour Crazy Week 30

Friday July 31, 2020

Hello.. I have a card to share for the new challenge going on over at

Our theme is the usual.


                           Our sponsor this week is


I am using the image A girl can't have too many.. I colored the image with copics. I went over the flower and buttons with Spectrum Noir sparkle brush. I added some twine and added Quick Quote distress ink around the edge. Then added to a strip of QQ designer paper. I added an epoxy dot.

Challenges:
Crafting happiness #59 - anything goes
Lemon shortbread #125 - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 30 - anything goes
Krafty chicks #518 - anything goes


Thursday, July 30, 2020

Happy Retirement to my brother

Thursday July 30, 2020

Hello.. Today I have a card to share with you.. My little brother.. well this one is 5 yrs. younger than me, is retiring August 1st.. He said after being home all these months with the covid pandemic that he's actually enjoyed the time and getting things done around the house that he never had time for before. He has / had his own contractor business building beautiful homes for a variety of people from  head of hospitals, Microsoft, large business companies and more.. He lives in a beautiful home he built quite a few years ago with an awesome view of Puget Sound. He loves creating, gardening, cooking, canning... there's so much he enjoys and I am so excited that he will now be able to enjoy his time doing for himself and my SIL.. She still plans to work which isn't far from their home as she loves her job and she pretty much is the only person in her department so that is a plus. 
Happy Retirement Barry... 
I stamped the Taylored Expressions images and sentiment on watercolor paper. I used ShinHan watercolors. That's pretty much it. CAS.

Challenges:
Lil patch of crafty friends #138 - Christmas in July / anything goes
All fun #12
Crafting happiness #59 - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 30 - anything goes
Through the craft room door
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
Lil red wagon #560 

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Guest Designer - Word Art Wednesday Wk. 450-451

Wednesday July 29 - August 11, 2020

Hello.. This is the last of my Guest Design run over at 
this is for Wk. 450-451

The theme is ANYTHING GOES

Thank you for the opportunity to be the guest designer for the month of July. It's been fun. 

The scripture was given to me it's from 2 Peter 3:9

My bible version says: The Lord isn't really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent. 

For my card I used this Prima designer paper. I added some red/black/gold rayon thread. I used My favorite things die and using Ranger ink went around the edge. I added some foam dots to the back and added over the thread. I added some sequins, pearls, and to the center of some sequins added Nuvo drops.  It's a little busy but I think it works.

Challenges:
Crafty hazelnut's July -pattern paper
Polkadoodles wk. 30 - anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends #138 - Christmas in July / anything goes
All fun #12 - anything goes/ opt. colors
Crafting happiness #59 - anything goes
Tuesday throwdown #462 - favorite embellishment (sequins w/nuvo drops)
Simon Wednesday - anything goes

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

All I want for Christmas - Bugaboo New Release

Tuesday July 28, 2020

Hello and welcome to my blog .. I have a card to share for the New Release over at Bugaboo Store.. 
Check out the design teams creations using this fun image over at Catch the bug


This image is Gingerbread Christmas pocket.. I colored the image with copics. I fussy cut the image out and added the red dotted Washi tape and added the Simon Says sentiment with Stampin up ink. I went over some of the image with Wink of Stella. CAS

Challenges:
Polkadoodles wk. 30 - anything goes
Sweet stampin - Christmas in July
AAA cards #170 - white space /opt flowers
Lil patch of crafty friends #138 - Christmas in July / anything goes
All fun #12 - anything goes/ opt. colors

Crafting happiness #59 - anything goes
Lemon shortbread #125 - anything goes






Wishing you a happy day - Crafty Sentiments

Tuesday July 28, 2020

Hello.. Today we have a new challenge starting over at 

Our theme is ANYTHING GOES


I am using the image called Isobel Hey you.. I colored the image with copics. I used my cloud stencil and Ranger ink. For her denim pants I used copic 0 and a scrap of denim fabric and laid it over her pants and it gives the look of denim. I love doing this when I can. It just gives some texture to the image. I used Spellbinder die to cut out. I added the Simon Says sentiment and used a SS scallop die to cut the bottom. Added this to the card. I thought the sentiment kinda left it open for someone to write Happy birthday on the inside, or thinking of you, new job.. there are different occasions that the inside could cover.. 

Challenges:
Crafty hazelnut's July -pattern paper
Crafty animals #40 - anything goes
Try it on Tuesday - summertime
Krafty chicks #517 - all occasions
Crafting happiness #59 - anything goes
Lemon shortbread #125 - anything goes

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Happy Birthday - Always Fun Challenge #173

Monday July 27, 2020

Hello.. Today over at Always Fun Challenge #173 
we have a new challenge

Our theme this week is STENCILS


I have quite a few stencils so it was hard to decide which one to use. I ended up using this one from My favorite things. I first started by using Ranger Oxide ink and three colors to color the card stock. I then placed the stencil over the inked up piece and using the middle color I went over the stencil leaving me with this fun design. I then took some scraps of paper and inked up those colors and dried. I used Spellbinder flowers and leaf die and die cut them out. I used a brad to the center of the flowers. I set them aside and using Paper trey ink and Stampin up thick Vellum I heat embossed the sentiment. I added this to the card. I then placed the flowers and leaves.  I finished with some Pretty Pink Posh  jewels. I also added two small jewels to the tops of the brads, which had a dip in them making it a perfect place to add the jewel.  I am loving the colors and the way this came out. All inspired by a stencil.

Challenges:
Love to scrap #135 - anything goes
QKR #401 - anything goes
Jan's digi - July - anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun #171 - birthday
Crafty friends #140 - birthday
Word art Wednesday wk. 448-449 - anything goes
Dragonfly dreams - no pattern paper
Penny's paper crafty #476 - anything goes
Fab n funky #491 - real stamp (happy birthday)
Krafty chicks #517 - all occasions
Allsorts wk. 581-582 - flowers all over
Crafting happiness #59 - anything goes

Friday, July 24, 2020

Catch the bug Day 7 - Christmas in July

Friday July 24, 2020

Catch the bug Day 7 of our Christmas in July

It's free Friday so this fun image is supplied if you want it. Just use the color theme for this challenge.


Today's card is using the Free Friday image called Elf Christmas bag. I colored the image with copics. I went over parts with Sepctrum Noir sparkle brush. I then stamped the Simon says sentiments. I used Lil inker stitch die and added this to the designer paper and added the twine. 
Challenges:
Crafty hazelnut's July -pattern paper
Crafting happiness #58 - anything goes
Through the craft room door - anything goes
Penny's paper crafty #476 - anything goes
Krafty chicks #517 - all occasions


Latte Love - Colour Crazy Challenge Week 29

Friday July 24, 2020

Hello my friends.
 I have a card to share from our challenge over at

Our theme is the usual. ANYTHING GOES


                             Our sponsor is CREATFUL HEART DESIGN


This image is called Latte Love.. I colored the image with copics. I added some Quick quote chalk ink around the edges. I added this to a piece of heart designer paper. I was going to add a sentiment but thought that the card was great as it was and you can just write Happy birthday on the inside. 

Challenges:
Crafty hazelnut's July -pattern paper
Alphabet challenge - H for hungry (favorite food)  Cupcake and Latte pretty much says it all..
Scrapping 4 fun #171 - birthday
Crafty friends #140 - birthday
Crafting happiness #58 - anything goes
Through the craft room door - anything goes


Your socks look awesome with your sandals.... Crafty Catz #516

Friday July 24, 2020

Today we have a new challenge over at Crafty Catz #516 
(after this challenge we will be on summer break and return Sept. 4th)

Our theme this week picked by me.. 
ANYTHING GOES / OPT. MAKE IT FUNNY


Our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps


I love the sentiment that comes with the image.. I am using the image called Stella & Gus / Sandals
I colored the image with copics. I found this fun star fish designer paper and added this  as the background. I went around the edge of the image with Quick quote chalk ink. 

Challenges:
Crafty hazelnut's July -pattern paper
Use your stuff #401 - summer fun
Crafting happiness #58 - anything goes
Try it on Tuesday - summertime
Word art Wednesday wk. 448-449 - anything goes
Digi choosday wk. 29 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - reach for the stars (star fish)
C.R.A.F.T. #565 - summer

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Catch the bug Day 6 - Christmas in July

Thursday July 23, 2020

Catch the bug Day 6 of our Christmas in July

use the photo below as your challenge


I am using the image called Santa with list . I colored the image with copics. I used My favorite things stitch die. I added to a piece of red card stock then on this pretty designer paper. I heat embossed the sentiment, snowflakes and strip. I added some twine and epoxy heart on the knot. The sentiment which works perfect with the theme is from Simon Says

Challenges:
Crafty hazelnut's July -pattern paper
The paper girls #204 - Christmas in July
Crafting happiness #58 - anything goes
(Pin)spirational #267 - Christmas in July
Digi choosday wk. 29 - anything goes


Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Hoppy Birthday - Aud Sentiments #256

Thursday July 22 to August 3, 2020

Hello.. 

It's time for another challenge over at 

Our theme this challenge is 
THINGS WITH WINGS

Our sponsor is Crafty Sentiments 


I am using the image Toby in pot.  I colored the image with copics and used my cloud template / stencil and Ranger ink. I stamped the My pink stamper sentiment. I used Spellbinder square die.  I added to a layer of card stock and then this pretty designer paper. I added some twine and a button. The butterfly is my winged image for the challenge. 

Challenges:
Crafty hazelnut's July -pattern paper
Crafty animals #40 - anything goes
Scrapping 4 fun #171 - birthday
Crafty friends #140 - birthday
Crafting happiness #58 - anything goes
Use your stuff #401 - summer fun
Try it on Tuesday - summertime
Word art Wednesday wk. 448-449 - anything goes
Penny's paper crafty #476 - anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. #565 - summer

Catch the bug Day 5 - Christmas in July

Wednesday July 22, 2020

Catch the bug Day 5 of our Christmas in July
Make us laugh


I am using the image called Cat topper Christmas. I colored the image with copics. I went over the bells and hat balls with glitter. I heat embossed the Tech. Tues and Simon says sentiments. I distressed the edges with Quick Quote chalk ink.  I thought the top sentiment made this card funny.

Challenges:
Crafty animals #40 - anything goes
My time to craft #436 - Christmas in July
Inkspirational #217 - paint or color
The paper girls #204 - Christmas in July
Crafting happiness #58 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 448-449 - anything goes
(Pin)spirational #267 - Christmas in July
Dragonfly dreams - no pattern paper






Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Catch the bug Day 4 - Christmas in July

Tuesday July 21, 2020

Catch the bug Day 4 of our Christmas in July
Todays theme is  Bingo.. 


I am using the image called Christmas Rocking Horse and I used the bottom row.. Pattern paper, twine, die cut.  I used a My favorite things edge die and some awesome gingham designer paper. The twine is my usual natural twine. I tied a bow and added the epoxy dot over the knot. The image is colored with copics. I stamped the Simon Says sentiment.  

Challenges:
Crafty hazelnut's July -pattern paper
My time to craft #436 - Christmas in July
A gem wk. 15 - anything goes
Inkspirational #217 - paint or color
The paper girls #204 - Christmas in July
Crafting happiness #58 - anything goes
(Pin)spirational #267 - Christmas in July







Always and forever - Crafty Sentiments

Tuesday July 21, 2020

Hello.. I have a card to share for the new challenge going on over at Crafty Sentiments

Our theme this week is ANYTHING GOES


I used the image called Endless love couple..  I colored the image with copics. I went over parts of her dress with Wink of Stella. I used Simon Says die and thin frame die and cut out the blue glitter paper. I layered the piece that came out of the frame and put the tiny thin die over the image. looking at it you wouldn't know it's the thin frame die it looks like another piece of rectangle glitter paper.. but in person you can see the thin frame. I used Stampin up in and stamped the Tech. Tues. sentiment.

Challenges:
Polkadoodles  wk. 29 - anything goes
A gem wk. 15 - anything goes
Inkspirational #217 - paint or color
Use your stuff #401 - summer fun
Crafting happiness #58 - anything goes
Word art Wednesday wk. 448-449 - anything goes
Dragonfly dreams - no pattern paper