Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Goldi

Hello Crafty Friends


I enjoy coloring people images the best and when I discovered Mariola Budek's art, I knew I would be coloring up several of her images. Since the image is so stunning, I decided to keep the card free of embellishments and just let the image and pattern paper be the focus.  
This is my DT card for Crafty Hazel Nu'ts Pattern Paper Challenge.  The theme is always Anything Goes as long as you use pattern paper.

Card Details:
Image: Goldi from Mariola Budek's Art
Copics

Entered in following challenges:

Monday, March 30, 2020

Victorian Hat Julia Spiri

Hello Crafty Friends!


While sheltering in place, I am trying to get a few projects done in between spring cleaning chores.



Card Details:
Image: Victorian Hat from Julia Spiri
Copics
Spellbinders die for card shape
Gina Marie Design die
Martha Stewart butterfly punch

Entered in following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: Anything Goes



Monday, March 23, 2020

Winnie Heavenly Angel Christmas Card

Hello Crafty Friends


While we are all sheltering in place, it's a great time to work on your Christmas cards.
The new challenge at Christmas With The Cuties Starts today and the theme is White Christmas.

I layered lots of white patterned paper with this amazing gold glitter paper. 

Card Details:
Gina Marie Design dies
Copics
Extreme Glitter Paint

Entered in following challenges:
Marianne Design Challenge: Sketch

2 Crafty Critter Crazies: Anything goes with a critter
Crafts Galore encore challenge: Anything goes
Creatalicious Challenge: Anything Goes with option of Layer it Up

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Daisy May and Sweet Pea

Hello Crafty Friends!


The world is crazy right now and I hope that you are staying healthy and safe.  
It's a good thing I have my crafting to keep my busy and focused on something other than the Covid 19 pandemic. Don't forget to do self care for yourself.

You still have time to enter the current challenge at Digi Doodle Studios
The challenge theme is Ribbon and/or Lace
I used a blue ribbon for my card.



Card Details:
Image: Daisy May and Sweet Pea from Digi Doodle Studios
Plaid Paper: Spring plaids from Digi Doodle Studios
Spellbinders dies
Copics

Entered in following challenges:
Crafty Creations: Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: Use Flowers
Ellibelle's Corner: Spring is in the air

Tulip Darling

Hello Crafty Friends!


I hope that you are all staying safe and healthy during the pandemic.  Please remember to do self care which does include participating in hobbies.

This is my DT card for Aud Sentiments.  The challenge theme is Easter/Spring  Sentiment.
We are sponsored by the fabulous Polkadoodles and I have used Tulip Darling for my card.

Card Details:
Image: Tulip Darling from Polkadoodles
Papers: Shake Your Shamrocks paper pack from Digi Doodle Studios
Copics
Spellbinders dies

Entered in following challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenge:  Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: Use Flowers
Ellibelle's Corner: Spring is in the air

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Life Is A Daring Adventure

Hello Crafty Friends!


March is Women's History Month so our Challenge at Aud Sentiments is to make a Feminine project and include a sentiment.  We are sponsored by The Paper Shelter and I have used Lady In Wings for my card.
I found a sketch at Try Stampin' on Tuesday that works great for this project.  I dug out a CTMH map stamp that I have had in my stash for almost 20 years.  I decided to not color it in for this card.
Here is the inside of my card.  I used some elements from the sketch on the inside as well.


Card Details:
Image: Lady In Wings from The Paper Shelter
Map background stamp from CTMH
Copics

Entered in the following challenges:
Dream Valley Challenge: For Girls Only


Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Little Elf Finn

Hello Crafty Friends!


I have found it so much easier to make my Christmas cards all year long. This card is my DT card for ABC Christmas challenge.  


The theme this time is E/F/G
You should use one or more of the following: Embossing/Free/Gold
I chose to use gold and embossing for my card. I kept the card simple and free of bulky embellishments so that it will be easier to mail. After coloring with copics I painted the ornament with extreme glitter paint for some extra sparkle

Card Details:
Image: Little Elf Finn from Mo's Digital Pencil
Copics
Extreme Glitter paing
Gina Marie Designs dies
Dots embossing folder

Entered in following challenges:

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Colon Cancer Awareness Card

Hello Crafty Friends



March is Colon Cancer Awareness month.  My husband was diagnosed almost 3 years ago with Stage 4 colon Cancer.  He did not have any symptoms and he was too young for a colonoscopy. Since then the recommended age for colonoscopies has been lowered to 45.

It's really hard to find awareness ribbon stamps that aren't girly or focused on breast cancer.  I did find this adorable Tiddly Inks image and I plan to send it to a friend who also is battling colon cancer.

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.  The prize is this really pretty pack of paper from Bo Bunny.



I can't wait to see what you create.

Card Details:
Image: Wryn Shares Hope from Tiddly Inks
Copics
Spellbinders dies

Entered in following challenges:
Southern Girls Challenge: Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge: Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge: X-tra Embellishments

Cece and Sadie from Digi Doodle Studios

Hello Crafty Friends!


Wow! It is already March!  Time seems to fly the older you get.  
Today starts a new challenge at Digi Doodle Studios Challenge blog


The theme is ribbon and/or  lace.  Of course I couldn't resist using both on my card.

Card Details:
Image: Cece and Sadie from Digi Doodle Studios
Copics
Magnolia Doohickey tag dies
Magnolia Doohickey banner die

Entered in following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge: Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge: Anything coloring goes
Crafty Catz: Anything Goes with optional twist pretty papers


Tuesday, February 25, 2020

You're Special

Hello Crafty Friends!

It's time for a new challenge at Digi Choosday.  The theme is always Anything Goes but the DT is given a bit of a challenge.  

This time we were challenged to:
1. No digi image
2. Sentiment as main focus of project
3. Mother's day project


Card Details:
Fancy Circle dies from Polkadoodles

Entered in following challenges:
Crafting Happiness: Anything goes with option for flowers
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: Anything Goes
All Sorts: Make it girly

Monday, February 24, 2020

Christmas Card

Hello Crafty Friends!


It's time for a new challenge at Christmas With The Cuties. The Theme for the Challenge is Anything Goes with option Clean and Simple.  I did keep my card fairly simple but I couldn't resist using pattern paper.

Card Details:
Image: Deer Duo from Bugaboo Stamps
Copics
Magnolia Doo Hickey banner die



Thursday, February 20, 2020

Happy Bird Day

Hello Crafty Friends!


I made this card for my son's birthday.  He is an environmentalist and studies birds. I decided I wanted to do something a little different this year so I paired this fun bird from Bugaboo Stamps and these bright papers from Polkadoodles to create this funky card.

This is also my DT project for Aud Sentiments. Our theme is Anything Goes + A Sentiment

Card details:
Image: from Bugaboo Stamps
Papers: little monsters paper from Polkadoodles
Copics

Entered in following challenges:
As You Like It Challenge: Favorite Animal and why (card is for my son who loves birds and studies them as part of his job)
Cute Card Thursday: Square
Through The Craft Room Door: Anything Goes
If You Give A Crafter A Cookie: Inspired to make birthday card with bright colors

Tea Time

Hello Crafty Friends!


This sweet image is one of my favorites from Digi Doodle Studios. I run a daycare and the kids are always pretending to have tea parties.

Card Details:
Image: Tea Time
Papers: Love and Friendship
Bow: Magnolia Doo hickey dies
Flowers: Magnolia Doo Hickey dies
Card Shape: Spellbinders

Entered in following challenges:
The Sister Hood of Crafters: Let's Have A Tea Party
Craft Rocket Challenge: Buttons or Bows

Friday, February 14, 2020

Lady In Waiting

Hello Crafty Friends!


Do you have your vacation planned?  This is the first time ever that I have our vacation planned and booked over 9 months in advance.
 There was snow and ice on the ground when I made this card do I wanted to use some nice bright and cheerful colors.  
Digi Doodle Studios has a brand new image called Lady In Waiting.
Right now this image is free for all members of Kit and Clowder.

Card Details:
Lady In Wating: Digi Doodle Studios
Hearts die: Simon Says Stamps
copics
Sentiment ticket: Polkadoodles
Crea Lies Dies for card shape

Entered in following challenges:
Alphabet challenge: W for Anything you wish
Colour Crazy challenge: Anything coloring challenge

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

I Heart You

Happy Valentine's Day!


This little elephant always makes me smile. After coloring with copics I painted the balloon and her tutu with extreme glitter paint for some extra sparkle.  I kept the design flat so that it would be easier to mail.  Especially since I had a huge stack of Valentines going to the post office.

Card Details:
Copics
extreme glitter paint
Spellbinders scalloped heart dies
Gina Marie Design square die

Entered in following challenges:
All Sorts: Add a Heart
My Time To Craft: Love Me Do
2 Crafty Critter Crazies: Use a critter

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Lonnies In Love

Happy Valentines Day!


Do you send Valentines to family and friends?  Next to Christmas cards, Valentines are my favorite cards to send.  
Digi Doodle Studios has some great new images that are just perfect for Valentines or to send a little cheer to someone special.  
This card is made using Lonnies In Love.  That little dog in the wagon looks just like my Isabella (Izzy)

Card Details:
Image: Lonnies In Love
Copics
Spellbinders heart dies
Gina Marie Designs die

Entered in following challenges
Crafty Animals: Anything goes
Dragonfly Dreams: Lonnies in Love


Tulip Darling Bud

Hello Crafty Friends!


Are you ready for spring flowers?  It seems like we have had ice and snow for weeks and weeks so I am definitely ready for some warm weather.

The new challenge starts today at Digi Choosday.  
The theme is always Anything Goes but the DT is given a bit of a challenge. 
 This time we were challenged to use:
1. Any Image
2. Spring Flowers
3. Primary color all white

I have to admit that all white for spring flowers gave me a a bit of a challenge.  I finally decided to use Tulip Darling Bud and color her as a white tulip.  This then gave me the opportunity to use pattern paper from Helga Hippo Paper Heaven 1 a little pop of spring flowers.

I can't wait to see what you create and link up to the Digi Choosday Challenge


Card Details:
Copics
Fancy circle die from Polkadoodles
Fence die from Polkadoodles

Entered in following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: anything Goes
Corrosive challenge: anything Goes

Monday, February 10, 2020

Let Love Grow

Hello Crafty Friends!


Are you ready for Valentine's Day?  I sent our a huge stack of cards on Saturday. Whew! I actually got cards in the mail in time.

For this card I used a sweet image from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I think it paired up nicely with the clear sentiment stamp.

Card Details:
Copics
Spellbinders label die
Spellbinders circle die

Entered in following challenges:
Dare To Be Artsy: Love is in the air
Dragon fly dreams: It's a love thing
Crafty Calendar: Use dies or punches

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Coffee Confidential

Hello Crafty Friends!


Digi Doodle Studios has a new Love and Friendship collection of images.
My card features Coffee Confidential which is just perfect for a card for a special friend.


Card Details:
Image: Coffee Confidential from Digi Doodle Studios
Copics
Gina Marie Design Dies

Entered in following challenges:

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Tweet Hearts

Happy Valentines Day!


Today starts a new challenge at Aud Sentiments.  The theme is Valentine/Love Sentiment.  We are sponsored by Digi Doodle Studios and I have used Little Love Birds for my card.

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog


Card Details:
Image: Little Love Birds from Digi Doodle Studios
copics
Spellbinders scalloped heart dies

Entered in following challenges:
The Paper Funday: Anything Goes with option Valentines day
Paper Minutes: Valentines
Try it on Tuesday: Share The Love

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Cats and Dogs Christmas Cards

Hello Crafty Friends!



It's never too early to make your Christmas cards.  I made several each month so that I am ready in time to mail them for the holidays.

The current challenge at ABC Christmas is C for Cats and D for Dogs.
I had fun creating cards with both cats and dogs.



Card Details:
Image: Sing Joy from Mo's Digital Pencil
Image: Enough Reindeer from Bugaboo Stamps

Entered in the following challenges:
Arty Divas: Anything Goes
Show Us Your Pussies: Anything goes with a cat
The Holly and The Ivy: Anything Christmas goes

Saturday, February 1, 2020

My Girl Valentine

Hello Crafty Friends!



Valentines day is only 2 weeks away!
This is my DT card for Digi Doodle Studios Challenge. The theme for this month is It's A Love Thing.
 For my card I used My Girl Valentine.  This image could be used for so many occasions besides Valentines day such as anniversaries, engagement cards, wedding cards, etc.

I hope you join us in the challenge and I can't wait to see what you create.


Card Details: 
Image: My Girl Valentine
Spellbinders scalloped heart dies
Copics

Entered in following challenges:
Crafty Calendar: Use Diecuts/punches
Crafty Friends: Love/Romance
Southern Girls Challenge: Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge: Anything Goes

Peter Pan

Hello Crafty Friends!

I recently discovered the images by Mariola Budek.  Oh my goodness all of them are gorgeous!  This image called Peper Pan is super cute and I couldn't wait to make a card with it.  
I colored the image with copics and then inked all of the papers with walnut stain distress ink.  

This is my DT card for Crafty Hazel Nut's Pattern Paper challenge.  A new challenge starts at the beginning of each month and the theme is always Anything Goes as long as you use pattern paper.  I can't wait to see what you create!

Card Details:
Image: Peter Pan by Mariola Budek Art
copics
Simon Says Stamps dies
Magnolia Doohickey dies

Entered in following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge: Anything Goes
Darling Card Makers: Layer it up
Southern Girls Challenge: Anything Goes
The Fairy and The Unicorn: Anything Goes as long as fantasy

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Springtime Bunting from Polkadoodles

Hello Crafty Friends!



Next to Christmas cards, I love to make and send Valentines. It's always fun to send a little love to others.  I send them to lots of people, not just my husband.  

 This is my DT card for the Digi Choosday Challenge.  The theme is always anything goes but the DT is given a bit of a challenge.  This time we were challenged to:
1.Make a Valentine
2. Use Any Image
3. Make it romantic


Items used from Polkadoodles

Entered in the following challenges:
Crafting Happiness Challenge: Anything Goes Optional twist Love
A Bit More Time To Craft: Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: Anything Goes

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Loves Me Loves Me Not

Hello Crafty Friends!

We have had a week of snow, ice and then more snow and ice. While I enjoy each season, I am ready to spend time outside that doesn't include sliding on the ice.
I do, however, enjoy spending my time indoors crafting.  I used the adorable image  Loves Me Loves Me Not from Digi Doodle Studios.
Don't forget to enter your projects in the challenge on the challenge blog. 

Card Details:
Copics
Extreme Glitter paint

Entered in following challenges:

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Taylor's New Job Digi Doodle Studios


I am excited to share with you a project using another of the Something New release from Digi Doodle Studios.  This is Taylor's New Job.  

 I chose this color combo so my card would be feminine yet business like.


Entered in the following challenges:
Challenge up your life: Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle: Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge: Anything Goes


Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Aim High Polkadoodles

Hello Crafty Friends!



I hope you have found time to craft in the new year.  I haven't had as much time to craft as I would like.  
The new challenge at Digi Choosday is always Anything Goes but the DT is given a bit of a challenge.  This time we were asked to do:
1. Make a Valentine
2. Use any Polkadoodles image
3. Make it romantic

As for the last part, I think this is about as romantic as my husband would want.  I think this little guy with his bow and arrows is just adorable.  The papers are fun but not the typical pinks, reds and purples you see for valentines.


For my project I used the following items: Aim High Dinosaur, Sticks and Stones Textured Dinosaur Papers 2, and the sentiment is from Love and Kisses Bundle

Entered in following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: Anything Goes


Sunday, January 12, 2020

Rocking Baby Digi Doodle Studios

Hello Crafty Friends!




I am excited to share with you my project featuring Rocking Baby which is part of the Something New release at Digi Doodle Studios.    I couldn't resist using blues for this card because one of my daycare families just found out they are having a boy!  What perfect timing for the release of this image! 

Card Details:
Image: Rocking Baby from Digi Doodle Studios
copics
Rocking horse die: Magnolia Doo Hickey dies

Entered in following challenges:
A Gem of A Challenge: Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle: Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge: Something New
Brown Sugar Challenge: Anything Goes


Thursday, January 9, 2020

Be Sparkley an Cotton Tail from Digi Doodle Studios

Hello Crafty Friends!


I hope you have found time for paper crafting in the new year. This is the first project I have completed after the holidays.  Time just seemed to get away from me and I never got the chance to spend some time in my craft room.

This card features Be Sparkley and Cotton Tail from Digi Doodle Studios.  Are they just the cutest?  This card is a change from my usual square shape.  I decided I need to make an effort to make cards that are easier to mail.  This is still a bit over sized but I tried.

Don't forget the monthly challenge at Digi Doodle Studios Challenge blog.  The theme this month is Something New such as a new baby, new home, new craft product, etc)  I chose to change up my card shape from square to rectangular and I did a new color combo.  I have don't think I have ever combined yellow and the blue green copics before.

Card Details:
Image: Be Sparkley and Cotton Tail from Digi Doodle Studios
Copics
Spellbinders snowflake dies
Digi Papers: Christmas Eve papers from Digi Doodle Studios

Entered in the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments: Anything Goes
Stinkin Inkers: Warm Up
The Holly and The Ivy: Anything Christmas goes
Make My Monday: Anything But Square