Monday, January 15, 2018

Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge #133-"Anything Goes"

Good Monday morning dear blogging friends!

Welcome to my first Scrapbook Stamp Society post for 2018...looks like we're all getting back into the swing of things and at Scrapbook Stamp Society we're going to make it SUPER easy with an "Anything Goes" challenge as our first for this new year!!  Come on and join us for your chance to win some fabulous Sherri Baldy images!!

I have a few birthday's coming up so perfect time for me to get productive!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I made an easel card using a Spellbinders die...
DP is Maja Design from the Vintage Summer collection...
 "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" is Hero Arts stamped on chiffon ribbon...
flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts...
vine is a Memory Box die...
 close up of this darling image...
this is ...you can find her HERE...
coloured with my copics..
matted onto cheesecloth that I inked with Rangers "Tattered Rose"...
the tag is a Whimsy die...
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY" is Hero Arts...
I love these diamant√© pins...this one is from The Ribbon Girl...
decorated with some beads from my stash and a dragonfly charm...
threaded through a string bow...
beads from my stash threaded onto a safety pin...

And that is my friend Debbie's birthday card!!  Now come on over and join us at Scrapbook Stamp Society...we can't wait to see what you create for us!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
My Besties International Challenge Blog-January Challenge "Anything Goes"
Le Blog de defis "The Besties"-Challenge #71 "Anything Goes"
Classic Design Team Open Challenge-1st January 2018 Challenge #21 "Anything Goes"
Crafty Catz-Challenge #399 "One For The Ladies"
Crafty Gals Corner-Challenge #156 "Anything Goes"
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog-Challenge #105"Anything Goes"
QKR Stampede Challenge-Challenge #278 "Anything Goes"
Tuesday Throwdown-Challenge #374 "Layer It Up"

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Midweek Magnolias Challenge #180-"Anything Goes"

Good morning dear blogging friends!!

Welcome to Midweek Magnolias first post of 2018!!!  I hope that everyone enjoyed the most wonderful holidays and that this new year is starting off well!!

For my Guest Designer at Deep Oceans Challenge Blog please go HERE!

We begin 2018 off with everyone's fav..."Anything Goes"...just remember that you need to feature a Magnolia image/die cut or paper!!  As always our sponsor is Magnolia Sweden!

So in the past I've tried to get ahead in my DT work but sadly that particular resolution has never stuck...LOL!!...WELL that is until now!!!  The card I'm showing you today was actually for my youngest grandson's birthday on December 11th...SO...YAY ME...it's a start right??   

Another one of my resolutions was to try to get over my FEAR of CAS cards...I have such a hard time leaving a card "naked"...BUT...admire those of you who have mastered this theme...KUDOS to you all!!  Don't get me wrong...when I see someone else's CAS card I always sigh with envy and admire their talent!  

My darling little Max turned three...he LOVES walking around saying "Hi yah"...in ninja style...SO...

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I made a simple 6X6 card...
instead of using DP I stamped the image onto black card stock using white ink...
I couldn't resist using the cheesecloth...
"Happy Birthday" is Hero Arts...
I added two black buttons from my stash... 
 this sweet image is "Ninja Edwin" from the Sakura 2015 collection...
coloured with my copics...
matted on cheesecloth...
 close up...
 inside sentiment is also Hero Arts...
I stamped an image on black card stock using embossing ink and clear embossing powder...

And that is Mr. Max's birthday card...AND...as CAS as I can get...LOL!  Now come on over and join us at Midweek Magnolias...we'd LOVE for you to join us in our first challenge of this new year!! 

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends-Challenge #73 "Anything Goes"
Love To Craft Challenge Blog-January Challenge #18 "Anything Goes"
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog-Challenge #105 "Anything Goes"
QKR Stampede Challenge Blog-Challenge #277 "Anything Goes"

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Guest Designer for Deep Oceans Challenge Blog Challenge #172-"Something New"

Happy New Year dear blogging friends!!

Welcome to my first post of 2018!

I sure hope that everyone enjoyed their time with family and friends!

I have the honour of starting this new crafting year as a Guest Designer for Deep Oceans Challenge Blog!  The theme is "Something New"...what a great way to start the year!!

So I decided to experiment/dabble with some techniques and new mediums that I got for Christmas!  I decided to create a "treasure box" for my friend Dianne using a new digi that I received...

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
 I started by painting a Graphic 45 book box with green acrylic paint...
next I added some Crackle Texture Paste (new to my stash) to two corners and dusted with Aged Rose Frantage...
next came cheesecloth attached with Decoupage...
in the bottom corner I added some chipboard key/lock forms (new to my stash) that were painted with silver metallic paint...
the keys before and after...
after adding a tiny ornamental tube filled with pink and green beads tied with a string/pink satin ribbon I adhered this new cream burlap ribbon with this gloss gel (new to my stash)...
then I had fun adding some white/pink roses...leaves and vines cut using  Memory Box die and some string/pink stain ribbon... 
top arrangement...
bottom...
I added some beads to the string attaching a key charm...
topped with a tiny pink rose bud and leaf...
this is "Valentine 12" from Morgan's Artworld...
coloured with my copics...
the string ribbon closure...
the inside...

And that is my first project for 2018!!  Now won't you please join the fabulous DT over at Deep Oceans...I want to thank Karina and the Deep Oceans team for having me as your Guest Designer!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge Blog-1st January 2018 Challenge #01 "Anything Goes"
Classic Design Team Open Challenge-January 1st 2018 Challenge #21 "Anything Goes"
Love To Craft Challenge Blog-January Challenge #18 "Anything Goes"
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog-Challenge #105 "Anything Goes"
QKR Stampede Challenge Blog-Challenge #277 "Anything Goes"
Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog-January Challenge "Anything Goes"
World Wide Design Team Open Challenge-Challenge #29 "Anything Goes"
613 Avenue Create-Challenge #207 "Something New"-stash/materials/techniques


Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!



Monday, December 18, 2017

Midway Reminder at Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge #132-"Christmas"

Good Monday morning!!

Well we're almost at the BIG day!!  This will be the last post at Scrapbook Stamp Society for 2017...SO...come on over and join us in celebrating Christmas and closing out another year!!  Remember Sherri has been very generous...so let's get busy and show her how much we appreciate her!!

I needed another bag to give a gift in so I coloured up this darling image...

Here it is...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I decorated a plain kraft bag...
DP is Maja Design from the Joyous Winterdays collection...
the red fringe across the top is from Michaels...
I added some crocheted lace around the image...
this little darling is Sherri's Image #906...you can find her HERE...
coloured with my copics...
dusted with Chunky White Frantage...
I added Glamour Dust to her pom pom and Glossy Accents to her eyes, buttons, bell, holly berries, dots on her sock and hearts on her shoes...
closer...
the top arrangement...
rusty bells dangle from pine cones, beaded berries and ribbon...
the bottom arrangement...
natural fibres and cording are topped with a red chiffon ribbon, paper pine cone made using
Tim Holtz Pine Cone die...
finished off with a rusty bell....


And there you have my final project of 2017!!!  It's time for a bit of a rest for the DT...BUT... we'd LOVE for you to share your projects/cards that you've made for friends and loved ones...SO...hop on over to Scrapbook Stamp Society and check out the beautiful creations that my talented team mates have to show you then get those Christmas projects done!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
My Besties International Challenge Blog-December Challenge "Anything Goes/Winter Wonderland"
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog-1st December 2017 Challenge #12 "Anything Goes"
Craft-Dee Bowz Challenge Blog-December Challenge "Anything Goes With a Handmade Bow"
Crafting With Friends-Challenge #57 "Anything Goes"
My Time To Craft Challenge Blog-Challenge #361 "Christmas Time"
Sweet Stampin' Christmas-December Challenge "Anything Christmas Goes"
Tuesday Throwdown-Challenge #372 "Anything Goes"
613 Avenue Create-December Challenge #204 "Christmas"

So that's it for me for 2017!!  I'd like to thank everyone for all the inspiration that you've given me this year...AND...the most wonderful support that you've shown me!!!

Wishing everyone a MOST WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY HEALTHY NEW YEAR!!!!!!  


See you in 2018!!


Friday, December 15, 2017

Fussy and Fancy Challenge #202-"Christmas"

Happy Friday dear blogging friends!

Welcome to my second post of the day...for my Midway Reminder at Simply Magnolia please go HERE!!

Today the Fussy and Fancy Girls come together to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and all our very best for a Healthy Happy New Year in our last post of 2017!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I started with a simple 5x6 card base...
I embossed the white cardstock panel using a Hero Arts stamp and Rangers Silver Embossing powder...
the reindeer were cut using a Magnolia die from the Aspen Holidays 2016 collection...
the larger silver poinsettia is from The Ribbon Girl...
I made the smaller white ones using a Spellbinders Poinsettia die and Foamiran...
the leaves were cut using the same die and green Foamiran...
closer view...
closer of the reindeer...
"Merry Christmas" is a Hero Arts stamp...stamped onto white chiffon ribbon with Stazon...
the inside...
sentiment is a Hero Arts stamp...die cut is by Spellbinders...

And that is my card!!  Now won't you please go on over to Fussy and Fancy and check out the Christmas wishes that my talented team mates have for you?!  Then come on over and join us...we'd LOVE to see your Christmas creations!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Creative Fingers-Challenge #141 "Anything Goes"
Love To Craft Challenge Blog-Challenge #17 "December Anything Goes"

Almost time...


Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!


Midway Reminder at Simply Magnolia December Challenge-"Winter"

Happy Friday dear blogging friends!!

Welcome to my first post of today!  

Oh my...only 10 more days to Christmas Day!!

Today at Simply Magnolia Team Glamour has some "Winter" inspiration for you...so come on over and check it out...it can be simply a winter creation or you can finish up some Christmas cards!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
DP is Maja Design from the "Joyous Winterdays" collection...
I went with another "pyramid" style card...I LOVE making these...
side view...
this sweet darling is "Frozen Tilda" from the CP 2017 collection...
coloured with my copics and dusted with Chunky White Frantage...
surrounded by white ruffled ribbon...
closer view...
this sweet sentiment is also from the CP 2017 collection...

And done!!  Now it's time for you to pay a visit to Simply Magnolia to check out the creations of my talented team mates!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Magnolia-licious-December Challenge "Option Winter"
Crafty Gals Corner-Challenge #153 "Anything Goes"
Craft Heaven Shop Inspirational Blog-Challenge #22 "Winter Wonderland"
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog-Challenge #104 "Winter Wonderland"
Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog-December 8, 2017 Challenge "Anything Christmas Goes"
World Wide Design Team Open Challenge-November 15th 2017 Challenge #29 "Anything Goes"

We're getting there...




Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!



Sunday, December 10, 2017

Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge #153-"Anything Goes"

Happy Sunday dear crafty friends!

Today at Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia we begin our final challenge of 2017 with both teams bringing you our creations today!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
DP is Recollections...
I couldn't find any gingerbread paper in the vast array of paper that I have so I created my own using the little gingerbread stamp from the new Magnolia collection and some embossing powder...
 this darling image is "Gingerbread Tilda" from the new CP 2017 collection...
coloured with my copics...
dusted with Aged Taupe Frantage...
matted on cheesecloth...
closer view...
ribbon is the crocheted wired ribbon that I bought from Michael's...
I added a gingerbread charm and two tiny gingerbread cookie cutter decorations...
I added lace and tiny gingerbread buttons with red embroidery floss to the bottom...
the sentiment is from the same Magnolia collection...
I stamped a candy cane and tiny gingerbread from the same collection...
dusted with Aged Taupe Frantage...
closer...

Another gift bag done!!  Now come on over and join us at Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia...we LOVE when you inspire us!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
All About Magnolia-Challenge #29 "All About Christmas Time"
Magnolia-licious-December Challenge "Anything Goes"
Magnolia Forever-Challenge #60 "Christmas/Winter"
Classic Design Team Open Challenge-December Challenge #20 "Anything Goes"
Craft-Dee Bowz Challenge Blog-December Challenge "Anything Goes With a Handmade Bow"
Crafting With Friends-Challenge #56 "Anything Goes"
Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog-December 8, 2017 Challenge "Anything Christmas Goes"
World Wide Design Team Open Challenge-15th November 2017 Challenge #28 "Anything Goes"

Some more Holiday Spirit...



Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!