Monday, February 27, 2017

Swingin' By

Crafty Cardmakers challenge #183 :

Judy is hosting our challenge today and the theme is ' GO GREEN'. We want to see lots of green on your creations in honour of St. Patrick's Day which is on Friday 17th of March, or you could make a St. Patrick's Day card. Anything you care  to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it is mostly green or has a St. Patrick's Day theme.

I am in need of boy/man cards so have decided to do my best to make more masculine cards! I need to have some  on hand for those those moments when I really don't have time to make a card!  This seems to get more  frequent all the time:O)!   The corner  pieces were made by embossing brown cardstock with the same embossing folder used for the green background piece. I then cut out four bamboo  leafs and  glued them to the card corners. Some bakers twine  and brads were  used to finish it off.


Saturday, February 25, 2017


Kenny K Progressive Challenge - Facebook. You can enter with any Kenny K image and receive the 'freebie'  they are giving away for that challenge.  I choose this fun image called 'Skate Chick', coloured her with Copics and used the Mojo Monday sketch of the week for the layout. I die cut the sentiment letters  from a Tattered Lace's  alphabet die set, glued it onto a tag from a Spellbinders 'Back to Basic Tag' die cut, and adhered it onto the card base with a black brad. The gear is from a Tim Holtz thinlits die set called Gearhead.The banner is from a Stampin Up Framelits die set. I finished it all off with some red white twine.

I will be using this for a belated Birthday Card..

1. Brown Sugar Challenge #239 Anything Goes
2. Colour Crazy Craft Challenge: Week 8 - Anything Goes
3. Crafting with Friends:Challenge 37 Anything Goes
4. (100) Club Kenny K on Facebook
5. Crafts and Me Challenge February Challenge
6. Mojo Monday Sketch 485

Friday, February 24, 2017

Outlawz Progressive Challenge - Feb 2017

Outlawz Progressive Challenge. The image this month of February 2017 is a Bugaboo image called "Friend Flower Doodle'.

I used "Stickles' to colour the flowers  & the leaves and  Liquid Pearls on the butterflies. I used a Stampin' Up embossing folder called Square Lattice for the white strip on the panel behind the image square. The edging on the bottom of said square is from a Martha Stewart punch  which I cut in half to give me a smaller edge.  The design at the top of the card are some  left overs of the punched out ovals of the edging punch..

That was that, very easy and I quite like the result. It is going to one of my oldest and dearest friends, for no reason, just because!

1. Outlawz Progressive Challenge February 2017
2. Brown Sugar Challenge: #239  Anything Goes
3. Crafting with Friends: Challenge 37 Anything Goes
4. Creative Fingers Challenge: #125
5. Jo's Scrap Shack: Challenge #177 Anything Goes
6. Simply Papercraft: Challenge 44 Anything Goes
7. Morgan's Art Challenge #4 For the Ladies

Monday, February 13, 2017




Crafty Cardmakers, Challenge #182 Add Some Texture                       

Card must contain textures, you can interpret this how you like, either embossing, heat or dry, texture paste, fabric etc.                
My first attempt at Fun Foam Faux Leather. I was introduced to this technique by a dear friend and fell in love with it. Here is the link to the You Tube video that she gave me.  As usual the card looks much better IRL than as pictured. Thanks for the help J.B.

Stamps: Stampin Up moose from  their Moon Lake stamp set
Sentiment also from Stampin Up 
Sentiment die cut: Spellbinders  Shapeabilities 'Grommet Tags'
Feathers die cuts/paper  
fun foam


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Valentine - Sock Monkey

 A Valentine for a Step Grand Child.   
I used a Sketch from  'Paper Play Sketches" and an image from Bugaboo called Sock Monkey Girl Standing.

The coloured papers are Stampin' Up cardstock and the striped paper from stash. The hearts were from a 'no name' punch I have and  the 'love you' sentiment is from  a Tattered lace alphabet die. I used two different Stampin' Up embossing folders; Decorative dots and Elegant dots.  Dimension was added to the hair bow ,the muzzle and the chest heart using pop ups.

Won paper Play Sketches

Have a great day!


Friday, February 10, 2017

Bug Kitty Block - Valentine

Here I am with another 2017 Valentine and I am  again using a Bugaboo Stamp image, this one  titled BugKittyBlocks.. I made the heart with the paw print dimensional by printing the image twice and colouring , then cutting the heart out and using pop ups placing it over the fully coloured image. I coloured the kitty with Copics and the heart and  background with Prisma Color Markers. The heart banner is from La - La Land.  It is hard to tell by the photo but I used a new embossing folder called Hexagons Dynamic which is available from Stampin' Up.This one will go to a step great grandchild. 


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Cat Love Valentine:

I love this cat duo, just too cute and they can be found at  Bugaboo Stamps under the title 'BugCatLove'.

Card Details:
 Stamp: Bugaboo digital
 Sentiment: alphabet die cut from Tattered lace
 Paper carstock: Stampin' Up
 Designer paper: paper stack
 Ribbon: Michaels
 Colour Medium: prismacolor Markers
 Card design: sketch by Mojo Monday

Won Top Picks at 4 Crafty Chicks

1.Mojo Monday: Sketch Challenge  #483
2. Catch the Bug February  Anything Goes challenge
3. 4 Crafty Chicks: #337 Love
4. Cards 4Galz: #40 Love is in the air
5. Craft Rocket Challenge: #32 it's a Love Thing
6. Crafty Girls Creations: #33 
7. Little Miss Muffet Challenge: #156 Anything Goes
8. Sasayaki Glitter Challenge: February -  Red
9. Star Stampz: Lots of red Challenge

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Clyde Valentine

It is Stella Says Sketch time at the Catch the Bug  blog site. Great sketch, I love it! I made a Valentine card for one of my Grand nephews using said sketch and I really quite like it. Clyde is such an adorable image and I picked him for my image. the name of the digital stamp is 'Clyde - Be Mine and can be found here.  His  muzzle/nose (?) and the heart he is holding were made dimensional using pop ups. I used prismacolor Markers to colour him, The scalloped border at the bottom of the card is from Stampin' Up. The hearts are punch outs from the die 'Heart Banner'  from La la Land Crafts. The little lone banner (right hand side - used in place of button) is from the same set. Ribbon from stash.

Have wonderful day!

1. Catch the Bug - Stella Says Sketch Challenge #503
2. A Bit More Time to Craft: Challenge 37 Anything Goes
3. A Perfect Time to Craft: Anything Goes #02
4. Aussie Digital Artists Challenge: Feb 1st #01
5. Crafty Awesomeness Challenge: February2017
6. Bugaboo Crafty Challenge 1
7. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge: ATG
8. Creatalicious  Challenge: #108 Anything Goes - optional 'add some hearts'
9. CCC Digi Creations: #66 Add a Heart

Monday, February 6, 2017

Pig Valentine - FTH

From the Heart Progressive  Challenge is up and running and this is the free image if you had participated in their last challenge (June 2016).  So great to have Faith back and creating more of her wonderful images.

Card Details
image: Hogs and Kisses PigWit  by FTH Stamps
Sentiment: from the above stamp set
Paper: Stampin Up
Colour medium : Copics
INK: Stampin Up Really Rust
Die: La La Land Heart Banner; Spellbinders Grommet Tags
Embossing Folder: Stampin Up 'Decorative Dots'.
Other: rusty brown  brads

I die cut three tags  two brown and one white. I used the two brown tags as the border for the white sentiment. The nose and bow tie  were made dimensional  by printing the image twice, colouring the nose and bow tie on the spare image , cutting them out and using pop ups placed them over the first image.

Won  a Top Three placement at Angie's Digital Stamps

1. Addicted to Stamps: Challenge #141 Love
2. Angie's Digital Stamps #6 AG/no twist
3. Come and Get Challenge: Valentine's Day Card
4. Dragonfly Journeys -  Challenge #85 - Love is in the air
5. Outlawz Monday  Greeting Challenge : A Card for Your Valentine GCC 020617
6. QKR Stampede: #229  Anything Goes or Valentines cards
7. Stamping Sensations: February  Animal Magic
8. CCC Digi  Creations: Challenge 66 Add a Heart
9. From the Heart Progressive Challenge - February 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Birthday Card for Friend

Here is a card I made for a friend who has a winter birthday.  It was CAS and quick to make. I embossed the black background with a polka dot embossing folder and used the backside so it would be more flat. Die cut the trees and the friend sentiment and glued them on.   Added the half pearls and I was done.  As usual it packed a lot more punch in real life.

die cuts:Tim Holtz Thinlits dies -  Woodland and  Friendship Words
Paper: Stampin Up
Other: half pearls

1. Crafty Girlz Creation: Anything Goes - Feb Challenge 33
2. DLART: Thankful Thursday Challenge #197
3. The Paper Shelter - #279- Winter
4.  The Crafty Addicts: Challenge 33 ATG
5.  A Snowflake's Promise: Anything Goes #36
6.  Die Cutting Diva's #302 - Anything Goes

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Card for Friends


I have two friends who celebrate the same day in February  as their birthdate and   these are the   cards I made for them. I thought the Bugaboo  image  MIS friends  and the January Catch the Bug sketch  for Challenge 502  see here  would make a great card for them.

Image: Bugaboo MIS Friends
Sentiment 1; Stampin UP rubber stamps for both cards
Sentiment 2: Alphabet die cut and a handwritten one
Colour Medium: Copics
Background paper: Freebie from Stamp TV
Embossing Folder:  Stampin Up

1.Catch the Bug - Stella Says Sketch  Challenge 502
2. Crafting by Designs: February Anything Goes
3. Crafty Creations #334 Anything Goes
4. Creative Moments: challenge 110 Anything Goes with Twist feminine
5. Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes  #121 (just for fun)
6. The Crafty Addicts: Challenge 33 Anything Goes with option add a sentiment
7. Krafty Kimmie -Wonderful Wednesday