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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Penguin Friends

Hello my friends and Happy New Year's Eve!  I can't believe it's the end of 2016. The year has really flown by, but I'm not sad to see if pass. It's been quite a year. I'm ending the year with an adorable kitten that I am trying to find a home for. Her mom is one of my outside cats that I have not been able to trap yet in order to have her spayed. I will be attempting that again this weekend.

It's time now to get on with the business at hand with a new post for Creatalicious. Our theme for this challenge is Anything Goes with the Optional New Year's/Wishes.

Materials Used:
  • Image - The Paper Shelter - Penguin Friends
  • Sentiment - Computer Generated
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Bashful Blue; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Basic Gray - Juniper Berry Collection
  • Accessories - 1 3/8" round punch; 1 1/2" round punch; lace and rick rack from my stash
  • Copic Markers: B0000, B000, B00, B14, B60; E42, E44, E47; E50, E51, E53; C2, C3, C7; R01, R35, R45, R59; Y17, Y19, Y38, Y26
 I found this saying in a Vellum stack that I've been hoarding.  It's from the DCWV Summer collection which I'm sure is not available anymore, but I thought the saying was very appropriate for this card and a good thought to start off 2017.

I hope you'll hop on over to the Creatalicious Challenge and join in the fun. The theme is optional so it's always Anything Goes. The twist is up to you whether you want to use it or not.  You could be the winner of this awesome prize from our sponsor or chosen as one of the Top 3.  Good luck!

Prize - $15 Gift Certificate

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Creatalicious #104 - Merry and Bright

Hello my friends.  Has November been as busy for you as it has been for me? I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. I've done some traveling this month. First I went out to Tempe Arizona for a 4-day Boot Camp with Jennifer Dove.  What a fabulous time. I'll have to post some pictures of what we did and some of the people that I met. It was very intense - 4 days of coloring and learning new techniques and brushing up on the old ones. I was home for a week and then fly out to California to spend Thanksgiving with my oldest daughter and most of her family. The trip was nice and uneventful with lots and lots of food.

Luckily I did find time to work on my card for this month's Creatalicious Challenge.  Our theme for this challenge is Anything Goes with Optional Traditional Christmas Colors. Easy, peasy. I hope you play along with us.  Here is the card that I created.
Materials Used:
  • Image - Elfie Elizabeth by Art by Miran
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up, Lots of Joy
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Gold Metallic and Mossy Meadow
  • Designer Paper - Carta Bella - Have a Merry Christmas collection.
  • Ink - Tuxedo Memento Black
  • Accessories - Flower by Prima; brad and ribbon from my stash, doily die; circle punch; Stampin Up scallop punch; Liquid Pearls white; Stickles yellow
  • Copic Markers - B000; E000, E01, E04; E11, E25, E27, E35; G21, G24, G94; R22, R24, R35, R46; Y08, Y15, Y18, Y19.
 Our generous sponsor for this challenge is

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I hope that you'll come and join in the fun and get working on those Christmas cards. You could be the winner of a fabulous prize from our sponsor or you could be chosen as one of the Top 3!  Good luck to all.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Creatalicious #102 - Wintertime Wishes

Hello my friends,  Wow! It's been a month since I last posted. I wanted to get something done in the middle of the month, but then it was the 21st and my birthday!  Happy birthday to me - I got sick - food poisoning or a really hateful stomach bug. Had me laid up pretty well until Thursday. I don't ever want to go through that again. I got severely dehydrated and found it hard to be out of bed for very long at one time. I was finally able to get back to work on Thursday, but even today I'm still feeling the fatigue from it all.

Our theme for this challenge is Anything Goes - With the Optional Twist - Anything But a Card. Unfortunately, since I was sick, I neglected to check out the twist and just made my regular card.
Materials Used:
  • Image - Polkadoodles Crafting - Frosty Penguins
  • Sentiment - Power Poppy - Cozy Cupfuls
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Mossy Meadow
  • Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye - Cozy Christmas
  • Accessories - Flowers - Petaloo and Wild Orchid Crafts; Martha Stewart Leaf Punch; ribbon from my stash; white Liquid Applique
  • Copic Markers - B0000; E21, E23, E37; E50, E51, E53; G21, G94, G99; R24, R37, R56; W5, W7, W8; YR15

 Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is


 Prize  -  £6.75 / US $10 digi voucher

I hope you'll hop on over to Creatalicious Challenge and join in the fun. You could be the random winner or picked as one of the Top 3.  Good luck.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Creatalicious Challenge #100 - BLOG HOP!

Hi my friends. Gosh it's been a long time since my last post. I really need to get crackin' and get more done. It has been a bit crazy at my house.  The caterpillar population has exploded once again and I've got them all over the place. I even grew 2 of them in a butterfly cage in my house. One just hatched out of its chrysalis today and I'll be putting it outside in the morning to hopefully fly away and find its mate. I think I'm about done for the season after these 50+ have all made their chrysalis and on to the next stage.

Well, to get at the business at hand. It is time to celebrate as this is our 100th challenge @ Creatalicious. Therefore we would like to celebrate with some prizes and a blog hop...Our theme for this anniversary challenge is "Anything Goes + optional let's celebrate". You're welcome to join us with the optional as the DT did, but as it is an optional, you can also chose not to do it  -  it's totally up to you. We just want you to have fun with us @ Creatalicious Challenges. We would like you to join us for our blog hop  -  through all the blogs of the designers.  Every one will leave a number or  letter for you, so pick them up, stick them together and leave us a comment with the right sentence in the comments on the Creatalicious Challenge blog.. Along the way, you should also leave a little love (comment) at each designers blog. You will find the hopping-list below. Make sure you check out all the fabulous prizes from our sponsors listed over on the Creatalicious Challenge Blog.

Materials used:
  • Image - Dr. Digi - Felix the Elf
  • Sentiment - Power Poppy - Bottlebrush Holiday
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up, Mossy Meadow; Papertrey Ink - Power Poppy
  • Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye - Cozy Christmas
  • Accessories - Stampin Up Flower Punch; bling brads from my stash; Round punches; ribbons from my stash; holly leaves - Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Copic Markers: E23, E25, E27; E50, E51, E53; G24, G85, G94; R24, R35, R59; W7, W8; Y35
            This is the hopping list  - You should have come from Leslie's blog and from here you go to Stefi's blog.
Elizabeth H.
Rachel Taylor
Anna Rita  -  is taking a break  -  her letter is "C"

Maggie - You are here!  Letter "A"

Have a great time and good luck!
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

artbymiran challenge - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes with a Sentiment
Crafting With an Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
The Outlawz Thursday Twist - Anything Goes

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Monthly Challenge - Creative Card Chicks - July

Okay,ack here I am back again today with the second and last card to catch up on the Creative Card Chicks Monthly Challenge kits. This one we received from Barb and was such fun to work with. So many of my friends have long past seen their 29th birthday so this card will be perfect for any one of them.
Everything I usedla was from the kit except for the cardstock and dies.  The stamp is from Art Impressions - 29 Again set stamped with Memento Tuxedo black on Recollections 110# cardstock. The dp is from SU Birthday Bouquet collection. I also used the SU Pool Party blue ribbon.  I used SU Bayou Breeze cardstock for the base and mat. The doily is from Recollections Color Splash and the die is Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles.

Copic Markers - BG10, BG11, BG72; E21, E34, E42, E47, E49, E50, E71; R30, R43, R81, R83, R85

I also followed Mojo Monday Sketch MOJO314 (October 2013).

Monthly Challenge - Creative Card Chicks - June

Yes, I am well behind in getting my cards posted on my blog. Lots of things have been getting in the way which I won't go into now. I will say that my latest project is raising a monarch caterpillar in my home and not in my hutch. All the ones in my hutch have made their chrysalis, so I'm waiting for them to hatch. I hadn't seen anymore in my garden all week until I found this one kind of big one all by itself. I don't think it will take too long for it to grow enough to make it's chrysalis too. I have a butterfly cage, so decided to try raising it indoors. This is only the 2nd day, so we'll see how hit goes. It does have a healthy appetite which means I have to keep cutting the tops of plants off to make little plants stuck in the top of a plastic food container for it to climb on and feed.  I'll let you know how that turns out.

For now I'm going to get eto the card kit that the Creative Card Chicks on SCS received in June from littledeb. Let me say that I lover Gerbera daisies so I was thrilled to receive this kit from Deb.
I'm not used to coloring on kraft paper, but I love how this one turned out.  Sorry I don't know what I did with the instructions that she sent that said what everything was and where it came from.

I did use my Copic markers to color. B0000; E23, E25; G43; Y35, Y38; YG06.  I also used some Chrystal Effects on the jar and some white liquid pearls for the white spray. Deb made is so easy. I also didn't put a sentiment on it yet. I'll do that when I choose to send it to someone.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Love You Forever - Creatalicious #98

Hello my friends and happy end of August.  Are your kids all back in school by now?  I hope that means you have a little more time for YOU!  I've had some ups and downs with my caterpillars, but right now all is good. I have about 30 hungry, voracious eaters in my hutch and hopefully that will transfer into 30 beautiful Monarch butterflies in about 2-3 weeks.

Now on to the business at hand and that is the current challenge for Creatalicious Challenges! I almost didn't get this posted. I had to get a new U-Verse Gateway for my TV/Internet and after I got it hooked up, I had lost my Internet connection. I didn't realize I had a new password for it. Duh!

Our theme is "Anything Goes + optional anniversary". You're welcome to join us with the optional as most of the DT did,but as it is an optional, you can also chose not to do it  -  it's totally up to you.  Here is my card.
And a close up of the image so you can see better the sparkle on his skin. He is a vampire, after all!

Materials Used:
  • Image - Sassy Studio - Immortal Live
  • Sentiment - Lili of the Valley - Sweet & Simple Sentiment Set
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Island Indigo; Stampin Up Shimmery White; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Authentique - Latest and Greatest Collection
  • Accessories - Wild Orchid Crafts and Petaloo; Martha Stewart Fir Branch punch; Cricut Cartridge Elegant Edges; Spellbinders Nestabilities Basic Oval; Label Pin; Wink of Stella Clear
  • Copic Markers - B0000; B21, B23, B24; E0000, E000, E01; E21, E23, E25; E50, E51, E53; RV10, RV1l, RV52; Y0000, Y00, Y06; YG11, YG13, YG23, YG45
Our generous sponsor for this challenge is

Prize  -  $15 gift cert.
I hope you'll come on over and see what the rest of the DT has to show you for your inspiration and that you'll join us with your lovely Anniversary creations!