Monday, April 25, 2016

BDay Strawberry Card

The fabulous strawberry stamp was bought years ago from Flourishes and this is only the  second time I have used it. So pretty.

I made a double bow and added  pearls for accents. The grass was from a Cherry Lynn Die Cut.  I stamped the image twice so I could make  some of the leaves, berries and flowers dimensional. The sentiment is Stampin' Up's. 

This one is going to one of my lovely step daughters.
Thanks for visiting.

1.Colouring in Scrapland: Challenge 10 Naughts & Crosses/Bingo - I used flowers, pearls and die cuts
2.Artistic InspirationsChallenge 155 Anything Goes
3.Craft-Dee-Bowz: April Challenge Anything Goes and Include a handmade Bow
4.Craft Your Passions:Challenge 309 Anything Goes
5.Love to Scrap:LTSCB#76 Anything Goes
6.Our Crafty Corner Challenge 8 Anything Goes
7.The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge 4 Anything Goes
8. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge 32 Anything Goes
9. Outlaws Monday Challenge - must have a greeting on the front .  GCCO42516

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Thinking of You

This is such a pretty digital stamp and  was the  free stamp for participating in their last challenge of the month .   So much fun. See here for April's Challenge. I decided to make a sympathy card as  I seem to need them more and more.

Stamp: From The Heart's free stamp of the Month challenge
Sentiment: Stampin' Up
Papers: Stampin' Up
Technique: dimensions: flowers were cut out and layered on top of the original design to give depth
Dies:  Spellbinders Mix & Match Classic Inserts (the six diamond shaped accents),  Back to Basics Tags, Dees DistinctivelyDies for the accent swirls
Accessories: 5 half pearls ( flower centres and the two tag ends); layered flower (top left hand corner and one brad  for it's centre.


1. From the heart stamps: FTHS free stamp of the month Challenge -April 2016
2. Brown Sugar Challenge Blog #194 (BSCB194) Anything Goes
3. Crafting with Friends: #18 Anything Goes
4. Creative Fingers Challenge #107: Anything Goes
5. Docerela Creations:#100 Anything Goes
6. Polkadoodles Crafting Chllenge  Week 14 Floral Frenzy
7. Simply Papercraft Challenge #27 Anything Goes
8. The Stamping Boutique: Flowers
9. Fresh Brewed Designs: 201614flowers
10. Paper Challenge Challenge:#244 Flowers Everywhere

Friday, April 8, 2016

Get Well

I had made this get well card for the father-in-law of my youngest sister.   I know the bulldog is looking sorry about wrecking havoc in a garden, but hope it worked for this occasion too!

Card Recipe:
Stamp: Gingerloft's 'playground' digital stamp
Sentiment: Stampin' Up for the 'Get Well Soon' stamp and the 'Sorry You've Been Ill'' is my own created  in 'Word'
Colour Medium: Prismacolor Markers
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Soft Suade, Whisper White by Stampin' Up; background is wall paper
Die Cuts: Spellbinders 'Deckled Rectangles';  
Other: twine, drywall tape,rhinestones

1. A Beautiful Mess: Challenge #1 - Always Anything Goes 
2. Brown Sugar Challenge 193 - Anything Goes
3. Creative Fingers Challenge #106  Always Anything Goes

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Birthday Boy

One of my  great nephews is turning eleven this spring. Wow how time flies. He is a wonderful child and as he lives in a province across the country, I only get to see him about once a year so do try to keep a connection going. Love this little man.

Stamp: digital from
Sentiment:  die cut The Tattered lace 2015 alphabet
Banner: Stampin' Up - Banners die cuts
Colour: Copics

1. Aud Sentiments Challenge: add  birthday sentiment or the number 6
2. Sassy Studio Designs: Anything Goes(DTBST #328) 
3. Little Miss Muffet Challenge:#135 Anything Goes
4. Southern Girls Challenge: Anything Goes
5. Through the Purple Haze: #99 Layers
6. Crafting for all Seasons: #123 die cuts/Punches the only punch used was a hole punch
7. Little Red Wagon:#336 Celebrate

Monday, April 4, 2016

Leo's Birthday Card

Here I am with another card for a  wee one. This one isn't so wee any more as he has just turned "ONE". I am blessed to have so many little ones in my life and  this time the card is for a great nephew. I kept the card relatively simple following a sketch from Paper Craft Crew Challenge (PCCCS188).

Stamp: digital (Birthday Bear from  Beccy's Place)
Sentiment Stamp: Stampin' Up
Colour Medium: Copics

1. PCCCS188: sketch challenge
2. Beccy's Place: April Challenge use an image from Beccy's Place -free or purchased
3. Seize the Birthday:  anything goes with optional water I just went with ATG