Sunday, July 15, 2018

Christmas Card


We are in the middle of a heatwave.  What better way to beat the heat than to spend the time in my craft room creating  Christmas cards.
This is my DT card for The Merry Christmas Challenge.  The theme is always Anything Christmas goes. 

Card Details:
copics



Friday, July 6, 2018

If Friends Were Flowers

  
The current challenge at Aud Sentiments is to create a project with flowers.  I am using the adorable Avery with Rose digi from Paper Nest dolls.  I found this gorgeous paper that I printed on an old CD of digi images that I had never used.  

Card Details:
Image: Avery with Rose from Paper Nest Dolls
Copics
Spellbinders border dies
Gina Marie Design Dies


Entered in following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday: Anything Goes
Crafting By Design: Anything Goes

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Monday, July 2, 2018

Ooh La La


It's the final day of the Ruby 2 release from Polkadoodles.  I have had so much fun creating projects with each of the Ruby images.  Today's card features Ruby Ooh La La.  

Card Details:
Ruby Ooh La la from Polkadoodles
Flower tag: Magnolia Doo hickey die
Copics
Stickles

Entered in following challenges:


Sunday, July 1, 2018

Ruby Flowers


I am having fun creating with the new Ruby images from Polkadoodles.  This one is called Ruby Flowers.  I can see me using this one a lot in future projects.

Card Details:
Image: Ruby Flowers from Polkadoodles
Papers: Work and Play 10 collection from Polkadoodles
Gina Marie oval die
Copics

Entered in following challenges:
Just us girls: Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy: Pretty in Pink

Ruby with Glasses


This card features Ruby with birthday gift.  She is rocking those red glasses!
I wanted to keep my card simple but yet make the image stand out so I used lots of matting layers.

Card Details:
La La Land Heart border die
Copics

Entered in following challenges

Summer Fun


We are in the midst of a heat wave here.  The temps have been in the upper 90's with a heat index of over 100 degrees.  Of course that simply means I have a reason to stay in my craft room where it is air conditioned.
This is my project for The Crafty Hazel Nut's Pattern Paper challenge.  The theme is always anything goes as long as you use pattern paper.  I made this card for a friend who loves the sun and hot temperatures. 

Card Details:
Image: Gloria from Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics
Spellbinders dies
Cricut Storybook cartridge for the corner leaf

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Ruby Chic


This card features the lovely Ruby Chic from Polkadoodles.  After coloring her dress, I painted it with extreme glitter paint to give it a lovely sparkle.  The papers are from the Octavia Moonfly paper heaven 5 bundle

Card Details:
Image: Ruby Chic from Polkadoodles
Papers: Octavia Moonfly paper heaven 5 from Polkadoodles
copics
extreme glitter paint
Martha Stewart border punch 

Entered in following challenges:
Simply Paper Craft: Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge: Just a bit of Flash
Crafty Addicts: Say It With Flowers

Wine Bottle Tag


When I first say Ruby Party Girl from Polkadoodles I knew she would be perfect for a wine bottle tag.  I used the "Save Water Drink Champagne" Sentiment from the Winnie Celebrations 1 sentiment kit.  I used papers from the Halloween/Autumn paper heaven 2 bundle. Yes, even halloween paper can be used all year long. I added some shiny silver cardstock for the matting.

 I wish I had a champagne bottle for the picture but this lovely bottle of blackberry wine will have to do.  Wine bottle tags are perfect for when you want to give a bottle of wine or bubbly as a hostess gift at a party.

 I cut several circles out of the left over paper from my project to use in the photo staging and for another project.  Unfortunately, I lost several of them when I tried to take the picture outside in the wind.

Entered in following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge: Wedding or Party
Crafting With Friends: Anything Goes
Cut It Up:  Tag You're it!
Colour Crazy Challenge: Anything Goes


Friday, June 29, 2018

Ruby Raindrops



Polkadoodles has a brand new release of images starting today.  My project features Ruby Raindrops.  We are having a heat wave and the temperatures are soaring near 100 degrees.  I would love a bit of the rain that Ruby is enjoying. After coloring the image with copics, I painted the ruffles with extreme glitter paint for a little added sparkle.

Card Details:
Copics
Spellbinders Dies

Entered in following challenges:
Crafty Creations: Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Oopsy!


this is my newest card for Digi Choosday

  I used Little Miss Sugar Pops Pancake Oopsy  and Pancake Sentiments for my card

Entered in following challenges:
Coloring In Scrapland: Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart: Anything Goes
Cute and Crafty Challenge: Birthday

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Christmas Card


It's a lovely 88 degrees here today and despite that I have a Christmas card to share.  I used an image from Bugaboo Stamps for this card.  I kept the design simple and free of bulky embellishments so that it will be easier to mail.  
This is my DT card for The Merry Christmas challenge.  The theme is always Anything Christmas goes.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Smile


It's time for a new challenge at Aud Sentiments.  The theme for this time is Anything Goes + A Sentiment.  For my DT project I have used Cute Friends from our sponsor, Sasayaki Glitter

Card Details:
Image: Cute Friends from Sasayaki Glitter
Copics
Spellbinders dies

Entered in following challenges:
Cheerful Sketches: June Sketch challenge
Crafting by Designs: anything goes


Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Winter Card



I can hardly believe that it is already June!  The year seems to be flying by fast.  
Have you started your Christmas cards?  I like to work on them all year long to help minimize the holiday stress.  Besides that, Christmas cards are my favorite cards to make.
This is my DT card for The Merry Christmas Challenge. The theme is always Anything Goes with an optional theme if  you want to give it a try. The optional theme this time is polka dots.  I did find some paper that matched perfectly with my colored image and...there were polka dots!

Project Details:
Image: Angelica With Snowman from Pink Gem Designs
Copics:

Entered in following challenges:

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Sunshine Card



I hope you join us for the challenge at Digi Choosday.  The theme is Always Anything Goes but the DT was challenged to make an "outdoor fun" project.
For my card I took inspiration from all of the sunshine we  have been enjoying.  I used Cutie Pie  from The Little Miss Sugar Pops 1 kit.  The flowers are also from that kit as well as the sunbeam paper. The cloud paper and the yellow check paper is from Astro Dude. The green dotted paper is from the Love and Kisses kit.


Entered in the following challenges:
Always Fun Challenge: Summer Fun
Crafting From The Heart: Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: Anything Goes

Friday, June 1, 2018

16th Birthday CArd


I made this card for a special young man celebrating his 16th birthday.  The card base was made using the Going Places Cricut Cartridge.
This is my DT card for Crafty Hazel Nut's Pattern Paper Challenge.  The theme is always anything goes as long as you use pattern paper.

Card Details:
Digi image: Mo's Digital Pencil
copics
16: Base camp cricut cartridge
Card shape: Going Places Cricut cartridge 


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Christmas Card


It is 90 degrees here today so winter seems a long time away. 
This is my DT card for The Merry Christmas Challenge.  The theme is always Anything Christmas Goes.

Card Details:
Image: from Conie Fong
Copics
Spellbinders rectangle and scalloped rectangle dies

This little penguin is just too cute

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Love Bug

                   

Love and Bugs!  Love this sweet image from Bugaboo stamps and the sentiment is perfect for the image.  This is my DT project for Aud Sentiments.  The challenge theme is Summer + an appropriate sentiment to match.

Card Details:
Image: Bugaboo Stamps
Copics
Spellbinders dies for card shape
Martha Stewart butterfly punch

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Christmas Card


Slowly but surely I will have my Christmas cards ready for mailing by the beginning of December this year.  Have you started?  I used to make my Christmas cards around Thanksgiving time.  Since I needed to make a ton in a short amount of time, I usually just picked 1 or 2 designs and made them all the same. To be honest, it was always very stressful and not much fun.  Several years ago I started making my Christmas cards a few each month.  Christmas cards are my favorite kind of cards to make and I have found the joy in making them again.
If you would like to take a little bit of the holiday stress away, why not join us each week in The Merry Christmas Challenge.  This is my DT card for this challenge.  I kept it simple and easy to mail.

Card Details:
Image:
copics
Card Shape Spellbinders dies
Magnolia doohickey die for the branches
Gina Marie circle die for the sentiment backing


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Vintage Card



We are finally having Spring weather here in Missouri.  For awhile I thought we were going to go straight from winter to summer.  I am enjoying the spring showers along with all the blooms on my flowers and trees.
This is my DT project for Digi Choosday.  The challenge theme is always Anything Goes but the DT was given the challenge of Vintage.  I used the Little Miss Sugar Pops 1 download kit for my image and papers.  I decided to paper piece her hat and dress for a more vintage look to my project. And of course I had to add a bit of lace.


Project Details:
Image: Little Miss Sugar Pops 1 download kit from Polkadoodles
Papers: Little Miss Sugar Pops 1 download kit from Polkadoodles
Copics
Spellbinders dies for card border

Entered in following challenges:
Always Fun Challenges: Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations: Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart: Anything Goes
DragonFly Dreams: Here Come The Girls


Sunday, May 20, 2018

Braided Ribbon Card



The current challenge at Addicted to Stamps is "Ribbon Galore"
I decided to braid the ribbon and use as a border.  It's a pretty easy technique that adds a different twist (no pun intended) to your ribbon.
For this card I dug deep into my stash of rubber stamps and pulled out this oldie but goodie.  I have had this stamp for at least 18 years.  It is from Close To My Heart and is probably retired (I haven't checked). 
Card Details:
Stamp: Grape Vine Wreath Heart Wreath from CTMH
Copics
Corner leaf: Storybook Cricut cartridge

Entered in following challenges:
Fussy and Fancy: Favorite Florals
Crafty Dee Bowz: Anything goes with a homemade bow
House of Cards: Shaped card or colors (I think I used all the colors plus made a shaped card)

Monday, May 14, 2018

Pirate Treat Box


I'm back today sharing one more project made with one of the new images from the Little Dudes Collection at Polkadoodles.  Today's project features Pirate Little Dude.  Isn't he cute?  I used the tags, bags, boxes and more Cricut cartridge to cut out the crayon treat box.  I made it much larger than a typical crayon box so I could add lots of treats or fun little toys.

                                         Pirate Little Dude - digi stamp printable download

Treat Box Details:
Image: Pirate Dude from Polkadoodles
Sentiment: Pirate Dude from Polkadoodles
Pattern Papers: Pirate Dude from Polkadoodles
Treat box: Crayon box from Tags Bags Boxes and More Cricut cartridge
copics

Entered in the following challenges:
Angie's Digi Stamps: Anything Goes
International Art and Soul: all about men and boys
The corrosive challenge: anything Goes

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Dinosaur Dude


I love this little guy reading to his dinosaurs.  I know several dinosaur lovers who will enjoy receiving cards using this image.  This is Dino Mite Little Dude.  He is part of the Little Dude release from Polkadoodles.  Not only do you get the image but also 3 pattern papers and the sentiments as well.  I used a circle paper punch to cut out the dinos from one of the pattern papers to use as my borders. 


Dino Mite Little Dude - digi stamp printable download

Card Details:
Pattern Paper: Dino Mite Little Dude from Polkadoodles
Sentiments: Dino Mite Little Dude from Polkadoodles

Entered in following challenges:
A Gem of A Challenge: Cards for men or boys
Crafty Friends: Animals
Southern Girls Challenge: use punches
Pause Dream Enjoy: Anything Goes

Mother's Day Card


Happy Mother's Day!
How do you celebrate Mother's Day?  In my family the guys do the cooking for the day.  We are getting together with my parents and my brother's family for a fun day of dinner and family game day.
I just love this curly haired girl from Mo's Digital Pencil.


Card details:
Image: Mo's Digital Pencil
Spellbinders lacy circle die
La La Land heart border die
Copics
Martha Stewart butterfly punches
Sentiment: Netty's Stamps

Entered in following challenges:
All Sorts: In The Pink
Just Add Ink: color Challenge
Simply Paper craft: Anything Goes

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Toad-ally Awesome


 I like to make a scrapbook for each of my daycare kids as they get ready to go to kindergarten.  I fill the book with lots of memories of their time at daycare with their friends.  I have lost count how many albums I have created over the 17 years I have been open.  This will be the front page of his album.  This new image from the Little Dudes collection at Polkadoodles is just the perfect image for K's album.  We were just talking about my pond and all the frogs just a couple days before this image was released.  Perfect timing!


     Toad-ally Cute Little Dude - digi stamp printable download

Scrapbook layout Details:
Image: Toad-ally Cute from Polkadoodles
Sentiments: Toad-ally Cute from Polkadoodles
K: Base Camp Cricut Cartridge
Pattern Papers: Toad-ally Cute from Polkadoodles

Entered in following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge: Father's Day or masuline
Alphabet Challenge: D is for Dots
Colour Crazy Challenge: Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends: Anything Goes

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Get Well Card


I'm back and sharing another of the new Little Dude images from Polkadoodles.  
Meet Broken Bones Little Dude.  Poor guy.  The whole time I was making this card I kept thinking, "What does the other guy look like?"  I stitched the heartbeat pattern onto cardstock.  I like to stitch on cards but since I do it by hand and not machine, I tend to save the stitching for special projects like this one.
The pattern papers come with the digi stamp so it's a great deal.  You get 3 pattern papers, sentiments and the image.

Broken Bones Little Dude - digi stamp printable download

Card Details:
Image: Broken Bones Little Dude from Polkadoodles
Copics
Pattern paper: Broken Bones Little Dude

Entered in following challenges:
Crafty Creations: Anything Goes
Creative Moments: Anything Goes
The Crafty Challenge: A Stitch in Time
The Crafty Addicts: Anything Goes

Skating Snowman


Today starts a new challenge at Aud Sentiments.  The theme is Cute + a Sentiment and we are sponsored by Drawn by Krista.
I used Skating Snowman for my card.  I kept it simple and free of bulky embellishments so that it will be easier to mail.  I haven't decided if I will send it out as a Christmas card or hold on to it and use it as a Thank You card after the holidays.

Card Details:
Image: Skating Snowman from Drawn by Krista
copics
Spellbinders heart dies
Crealies dies

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Congrats Graduate Card


It's time for a new challenge at Digi Choosday.  The theme is always anything goes but the dt is always given a theme to try.  This week the dt was challenged to use glitter or something shiny.  I added some sparkle/glitter by painted her shoes and diploma ribbon with extreme glitter paint after I colored with copics.  I also have lots of sparkle in the shaker.  I love the way this CAS card turned out.
http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/

Card Details:
Image: Graduation/You Passed from Polkadoodles
Copics
Spellbinders Circle Die 

Entered in following challenges:
Pause, Dream, Enjoy: Anything Goes
Cuttlebug Mania: Shaker Card




Sunday, May 6, 2018

Soccer Card


Years ago I used to coach soccer.  I always had a great time with the kids out on the ball field. Today's project brings back memories of all the practices, games and fun that we had.

This is football/soccer Little  Dude from the new Little Dudes release at Polkadoodles.  
I couldn't resist making a soccer ball shaped card.  I couldn't resist adding a yellow and red card to my project.  In soccer, players are given these cards as a way to discipline players. Yellow cards are used for a caution and red cards mean the player is dismissed from the field.

The card shaped was created using the Life's A Party Cricut cartridge. I printed a second image and cut out the soccer ball and attached it with a pop dot for some added dimension.

Here is the inside of the card:


Football/Soccer Little Dude - digi stamp printable download

Card Details:
Image: Football/soccer little dude from Polkadoodles
Copics
Sentiment: Football/soccer little dude from Polkadoodles
Pattern Paper: Football/soccer little dude from Polkadoodles
Soccer ball shaped card: Life's a Party Cricut cartridge cut at 5.5 inches

Entered in the following challenges:
Catch the Bug: Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: Anything Goes
Crafty Creations: Anything Goes
House of Cards: shaped or colors

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Astronaut Card


Polkadoodles has a huge new release of boys!! My card features Astronaut Little Dude. Isn't he cute?  All the pattern papers I used for this card also come with the image so finding coordinating papers is a breeze!  The sentiment also comes with the image.
I will be showing more projects featuring Little Dude images for the next couple of weeks. 

Card Details:
Image: Astronaut Little Dude from Polkadoodles
Pattern Papers: Astronaut Little Dude from Polkadoodles
Sentiment: Astronaut Little Dude from Polkadoodles
Copics
Stars: George Cricut cartridge

Entered in following challenges:
Simply Paper Crafts: Anything Goes
Color Crazy Challenge: Anything Hand colored
Crafting with Friends: Anything Goes
Creative Fingers: Anything Goes

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Christmas Card


Christmas cards are my favorite cards to make
This is my DT card for The Merry Christmas Challenge.  The theme is always Anything Christmas goes.  If you participate in each of the weekly challenges, you will have a great stack of holiday cards ready to mail in time for the holidays.  
This cute stamp of Edwin with the Christmas tree reminds me of my youngest son.  he wears tan carhardt overalls for work so I couldn't resist coloring Edwin to match.
I fussy cut Edwin and attached to front of card.  I diecut a circle out of the card front and put the stamp, Winter Pine Grove from CC Designs on the inside of the card. 

Card Details:
Stamp: Christmas Eve Edwin from Magnolia Stamps
Copics
Witer Pine Grove stamp from CC Designs
Spellbinders circle die
Snowflakes cut from the Joys of The Season Cricut cartridge.

Entered in following challenges:
Heartful Stamping: Anything Goes with a Stamp
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas: Anything Christmas

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Fairy Birthday


I just adore this little fairy.  She is just too cute. 
This is my DT project for Crafty Hazelnut's Pattern Paper Challenge.  The theme is always anything goes as long as you use pattern paper.

Here is the inside of the card.


Card details: 
Image: Mo's Digital Pencil
copics
La La land border die
Gina Marie Designs die

Entered in following challenges:
Stamping Sensations: One for the girls
The Paper Players: Tic Tac Toe (flowers, birthday, yellow)



Thursday, April 26, 2018

Born To Ride


I just love this guy.  Doesn't he look determined?  I wonder where he is going.  Lol!
This is my DT card for Aud Sentiments.  The challenge theme is Masculine + A Sentiment.
We are sponsored by Dr Digi House of Stamps


Card Details:
Image: Mobility Malcolm from Dr Digi House of Stamps
Spellbinders dies
Copics

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Christmas Card


It's time for a new challenge at The Merry Christmas Challenge.  The theme is always Anything Christmas goes.  Participating in the challenge is a great way to get your holiday cards done in time to be mailed and without the last minute stress.
My card is simple. I used Winter Fairy from Mo's Digital Pencil and let the image and the pretty pattern paper be the focus.  Nothing else was needed but I did add the snowflake die

Card Details:
Image: Winter Fairy from Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics
Spellbinders snowflake die


Monday, April 23, 2018

Jump For Joy


It's Party Time!  
It's Tuesday so that means a new challenge begins over at Digi Choosday.
The DT was challenged to use paper piecing on our projects.  I haven't paper pieced for awhile so it was fun to try it again.
The digi is Jump For Joy from Polkdadoodles.  Looks like she is having fun celebrating.
I hope you join us in the challenge.  And don't forget to shop with the Digi Choosday discount!

http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/


Card Details:
Image: Jump for Joy from Polkadoodles
Pink polkadot paper from Love and Kisses bundle
Blue paper from Winnie Winterland
Sentiment from the Winnie Celebrations from Polkadoodles


Entered in the following challenges:
Cards in Envy: Birthday Party Time
Crafty Cardmakers: Birthday
Crafting From The Heart: Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft: Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: Anything Goes