Sunday, 19 September 2021

Imagine That Progressive Challenge

 Since entering the blogging world again and being on Design Teams, I have found this gem!!  Kris Breach is the owner of Imagine That digistamps and she creates some of the cutest digistamps ever!  This month the Progressive stamp is called: Meerkats.  

I used papers from my stash....I believe they are from Close to my Heart.  The Poloraid and word "HI" die is from CC Designs.  I used a small circle punch to create the scalloped edge on the bottom.

When the card opens.....

 Kris sent awesome sentiments that are cute when put together with the entire set :)
Heart punches were used to create the cascading hearts.

Leaving a place to write a note was important when I created this card because I had a family member in mind to send it to.  I drew the phone and mounted it on yardstick.  I used a Spellbinders die to cut out the zig zag frame out around the phone.  I edged the sentiment with black soot.

I added small hearts to add a personal phone number to the phone page.  I loved creating this card using all the images and sentiments possible from Imagine That.  

Monochromatic C.C. Designs

September is a fantastic month- Pumpkin spice, fall colours and cozy sweaters.....they are so much fun when combined together!  Over at C.C. Designs they have a monthly challenge.  It is always so much fun and last month I was lucky enough to win a free digital stamp.  I choose Laying Nora (purchase here)

*Gush* I have supported Christina for years and continue to do so- there is no bonus for me I just really really really love her work and the images are beyond cute.  

I ended up creating a magnet slimline card for my friends birthday.  

I had honestly never asked what her favourite color was so I randomly chose purple.  I think little Nora turned out super cute.  I used Prismacolor to colour her clothes and hair and acrylic paint for her skin.  I found a papermate thin line purple marker to enhance her tights and added lines.  after cutting her rectangular inside image I used doodlebug sequins and glitter.  

I loved making the rosettes also.  CC Designs also makes the cutest dies and I used an older die that makes the rosettes just roll and glue...woot woot.  

For the background I used watercolor paper and a light purple ink.  I used a brush to gently add the color.  I am learning as I go....and I hope to add images soon to links of product.  OH Dear I almost forgot about the cute little gem for the centre of her hair flower.  

Everyday is worth creating.....and who doesn't love colours and inspiration.  The ladies on the Facebook page for CC Designs inspire me often.  

Cheers y'all
Happy Crafting

Saturday, 4 September 2021

Design Team Hello and Sheepski Design Images


Can you believe it.....I was accepted to Crafty Design Team.....EEEEKKKK I am so excited to create again and on a regular basis.  The team have some amazing creations and I hope they inspire you to join us in the crafty challenge.  Our sponsor Sheepski Images has been super awesome to ensure the images we had to choose from were just so darn cute!  I used Romeo to create a magnet.  I feel like putting so much effort into something to make it beautiful should be used as long as it makes you smile.  

I used a ton of different products on the small details.  The words were cut from dies and I adhered three together to create some dimension.  The snowflakes were from a wooden set at the dollar store.....painting them white with acrylic paint and covering them with stickles: silver.  

The medium sized gem in the centre of the snowflakes came from a package of Making Memories that I have had for years.  The frame was cut from chipboard and also painted with acrylic paint....metallic blue. I used a fan brush to create the random splatter pattern.  

The bottom boarder was made from an old Martha Stewart snowflake punch and the icicles are from C.C. Designs Rubber Stamps 

My favourite part was colouring the image of course and I used Sky Blue with Mr. Romeo- to ensure a slight shade on the snow.  The image made me smile the entire time as who wouldn't want to know they are loved- especially at Christmas?  The last fun addition was the "sparkle"- all yummy eye-errific candy- white and silver glitter and doodle-bug sequins.

This image was so fun to create and I encourage you to participate in the awesomeness at Crafty Calendar Challenge.  When you finish your creation make sure to link it so we can all see your super awesome work.  I can't wait to see it!!!

Cheers y'all

Tuesday, 10 August 2021

Christmas Notebook/Card

 Hello y'all

Well C.C Designs Stamps is by far one of my favourite companies.  Christine out does herself time and time again!!!  The images are so cute and they can be used on soooooooo many projects.  Today I decided to make a Christmas Card that serves as a notebook.  Throw that little sucker in your purse and voila- when someone gives you a list or store needs its easy to jot down......but that means you must be on the "nice" list!

I used random fibres that seem to multiply every year! Who knew they could???
DCWV paper and I used Neenah Solar white yardstick to stamp the image on.  The bits and bobbles were also random things I found when organizing my craft room.  All in all I think Birgitta is pretty cute and something I can't wait to give to a friend or family member!!!

I used a combination of dylusions and watercolor inks (Dr. Phil's) to color the image and a Signo ball white pen to add highlights.....OH YEAH....the red on the image is nail polish.  My daughter found this red stuff laying about so I decided to give it a try.  

Inspiration is all around us

cheers Y'all

Monday, 9 August 2021

Just Bee Happy

 Hello Darling Peeps

Today's creations were inspired by blogs wanting us crafters to use loads of you out in the world I have more than I need of said dies.  So once I started looking through them it seems that I just kept on creating and creating.  The blogs I am participating in are:

The Outlawz Challenges

The Paper Funday Challenges

Pin-spirational Challenges

So without further adieu these "Bee Happy" cards were created with lots of dies in mind.  I am not sure about you but when I put effort into cards I like the recipient to be able to use the card in some other manner.  This always stretches my imagination and the bee hive is a magnet for the fridge or wherever else it will stick.....washer, dryer, get the drift.

I used dies for the background- Stampin' Up hive, the scalloped edge- another Stampin' Up Big die, the bee and wings, hive and the background circle.  

The hive was cut from chipboard and doodlebug primary colours pad in yellow.  The hive was two hives glued together and then magnet cut in the same shape to easily glue to the back of the black hive.  I added flowers to the corners to help make the hive and bee stand out.  

When the backgrounds were cut there were so many hexagons that it just seemed like a great idea to use them on the inside of the card.  I had covered the paper with black striped washi tape and they were already decorated so a little glue and voila- inside of card is prepared to go.  

I hope these inspire you to make something with your dies too.  when I started these I thought a couple would be enough but I ended up making 4 in total and they are such a sweet card to send for any occasion.  They were super fun to make and I encourage anyone to give it a roll.

Happy Crafting' Peeps
cheers Y'all

Sunday, 8 August 2021

Cupcake Birthday Wishes

 EEEEEEKKKKk can you believe how cute this image is?  Really she is so adorable!  She comes from the creative works of Penny Black: Sweet Thing.  When you couple this cutie with the challenges at The Outlawz Challenges Anything Goes (on Fridays) then its the perfect match.  Recently I started looking for other challenges and blogs to participate in and found a gazillion.  I will add this to other challenges and in time have them listed as well.  

These birthday wishes were made possible by doodlebug designs birthday paper.  The cardstock was from a pack from Michaels bought years ago that had various shades of pink.  

The envelope was masked with post-it notes and the stamps were random ones found at Walmart in the discount section.  Let's face it the price of crafting items takes a back seat since Covid-19......EVERYTHING has increased in price these days.....but crafting still gives me the EEEEEEKKKK gotta try it kind-a thang.  

Hope all is well with you and your crafting world.

cheers, y'all

Monday, 26 July 2021

Jingle Jangle Sketch Challenge

 Blogs are everywhere- passwords are produced.....and by golly I can't remember more than 10 or so then I go into overload.  Sooooooooo it is time to create in a space where glitter, crayons and loads of paper converge to make something worth putting a smile on anyones' face.  For today's card I used inspiration from Outlawz Challenges.  They have a ton of fun challenges to participate in and they change things up often making it soooooo much fun to participate.  The sketch that gave me inspiration to dig out the supplies and finally get going after a 2 year break, looks like this:

Here is my creation using this awesome sketch....

I used a CC Designs image to do this card.  Honestly, Cristine (owner) is one of my all time favourite places to get images because lets face it they are uber cute!!  I know I literally squeal when I get images from them!  I am not sure about you but I have a ton of 6x6 paper pads from the day of scrapbooking I reached in the paper pad drawer and pulled out one from Crate Paper- Sleigh Ride.

I have watched Amy from Prairie Paper & Ink for years and one of the finishing things she does is finish the inside of the card- what a fantastic way to use up scraps in a eye appealing way!

Ta-da..... presto bamo thats my first card in a looooooooooooong while completed and ready for the Christmas chaos that we all know and love.  Looking forward to the next project already....hummm I wonder what it will be.

Crafty Love to you all
Happy Crafty

Imagine That Progressive Challenge

  Since entering the blogging world again and being on Design Teams, I have found this gem!!  Kris Breach is the owner of Imagine That  digi...