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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Celebrating You - IAS #7

Oops, just a little late getting this posted. Got tied up last night making cookies for my kids that are coming for dinner today. This is my second post for today, this time for International Art & Soul.  Our theme this fortnight is Anything Goes - Vintage. You are not limited to making a card, but can create any project as long as you follow the theme. Here is my card.
Materials Used:
  • Image - Ching Chou Kuik - Time Flies
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up retired
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Pink Pirouette; Xpress it Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Prima Princess collection
  • Accessories - doily and ribbon from my stash; butterfly sent to me by a friend; Stampin Up oval punch; Nestabilities Gold Labels Four
  • Copic Markers - E11, E21, E34; E50, E51, E57, E59; B000, B01; G12, G43; R02, R81, R83; Y26, Y28, bon YG93; V05, V15
Since our challenge is Just For Fun, we don't have a sponsor, but we do have some really pretty blog awards that you can win or you can be named as one of the Top 3 by Design Team Members. I hope you'll come play with us.  Thanks for stopping by.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges
 Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes
Hiding in My Craft Room - Freestyle
Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes'
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Anything Goes
JO's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Morgan's Artworld - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Di's Digi Designs - Use Something Digital
Really Reasonble Ribbon Put a Bow on It
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes or Wheels

Happy Everything - Creatalicious #114

Good morning my friends. Happy Sunday. I hope that your weekend is going well. If you are in one of those cold places that is getting snow, YIKES!  It's been pretty nice here, but we are supposed to get some of that cold air here in H Town by Monday. Crazy weather this Winter.

Today I have a couple of cards to share with you. My first is for the challenge over at Creatalicious.
Our theme this fortnight is Anything Goes - With the Optional For the Girls/Mother's Day. Mother's Day will be coming up pretty soon. Since my mom has been gone now for a number of years, I decided to do a card that I could use for any special occasion.
Materials Used:
  • Image - My Favorite Things
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up
  • Cardstock - XPress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Going Gray
  • Designer Paper - Authentique - Essentials collection
  • Accessories - Stampin Up small labels punch; Martha Stewart Lea Branch and Fir Branch punches; Memory Box Flower Flourish; Spellbinders Labels Fourteen; Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and Recollections; hat pin from my stash
  • Copic Markers -B0000; C2, C5; E31, E33; E50, E51, E53; G28; R01, R21, R22, R24
That's it  . . I hope that you'll come play along with us.

Our generous sponsor for this challenge is

$15 gift cert.
You could be the winner or chosen as one of the Top 3. Hope to see you there.  I'll be back in a bit with another card.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes
Hiding in My Craft Room - Freestyle
Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes'
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Anything Goes
JO's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Morgan's Artworld - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Woodland Deer - Creative Card Chicks

Good morning friends.  I hope you're having a great weekend. We were predicted to get rain yesterday, but it didn't come around my house. We did get a cooling off overnight though from the cold front coming down from the North. Time to get the yard man over to get flowers planted and get ready for the butterflies. My sis and niece have already been releasing some. I'm getting a late start.

Today it's time to post my card from the Creative Card Chicks group over at Splitcoast Stamperes. This month it was Kelly's (Miamikel4) turn to send us a kit. These ladies really do challenge me every month and I love to see all the cards that they create from the same kit. It's inspiring.  Here is my take on the challenge.
Kelly sent us the images from the Stampenous set In the Woods. I didn't clutter up the front with a sentiment. I'll put that on the inside. The designer paper is from My Paper Studio "Woodland Retreat" collection. We were challenged to use the deer and the tree trunk on our card. Of course, you know how I love flowers, so decided to ground the tree with a garden of flowers. These were all in an SU stamp set that I cut apart and planted around the tree. The deer is standing on a little piece of ground made from a piece of burlap ribbon. I used my Copic markers to color in the deer, tree and flowers. That's it for today. Easy peasy. See you next time.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Mushroom Fairy - IAS #6

Hi my friends. I can't believe that it's Easter already, the middle of April. Where does the time  go? I hope you are getting to enjoy your weekend. We had a holiday on Friday from work so it's been nice to have the 3 days off. It's been busy around here though. I am having some small jobs done around my house, not by me, but this great handyman and his helper. It's so great to find someone who knows how to do so many different things so that I don't have to hire 6 different people to do all my jobs.  I'll be going to my sister's tomorrow to celebrate Easter with all my family. I hear that the Easter Bunny will also be making a trip. If he does, I'll be sure to post a photo of him.

Today is also time for another challenge from International Art & Soul. Our theme this time is Things with Wings.
I used a stamp I got from Lili of the Valley a very long time ago. I'm not sure what her real name is, but I call her Mushroom Fairy. Sorry that I didn't write down all the ingredients that I used. The cardstock is from Stampin Up - Pink Pirouette; the flowers and leaves from Wild Orchid Crafts, the die from Spellbinders; lace from my stash. I also used some Stikles on her wings and headband. The sentiment is a retired SU stamp.

I used Copic markers for the coloring: E00, E02, E04; E30, E31, E33; E84; R0000, R81, R83; RV0000, RV00; RV02; V0000, V01, V04, V12; Y17, YG03, YG05

Well, that's about it. I hope you'll come join in the fun and play with us. Of course, since this is JFF, we don't have a sponsor, but you could earn a lovely badge for your blog is your card is chosen as the winner or one of the Top 3. See you next time.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Come and Get It - It's a Girl Thing
Dare2BArtzy Blog - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes
heARTful Stamping - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafting Friends - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges - Anything Goes
Scrappers Delights - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Flowers or Anything Goes
Doing Life - Anything Goes

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Challenge Your Stash March - So Sorry

Hi again. I've got another post for today that I'm late with. This was supposed to be posted back on March 28 for the Challenge Your Stash group on SCS. This challenge was given to us by Shelly aka mcschmidty. We were to make a sympathy card, with some green and 3 of something. March seemed to be a month full of sympathy cards and this has already been sent to a dear friend on the unexpected passing of her daughter from a viral infection which attacked her heart and she was gone. I hope this and the other experiences of my friends prompt us to keep our loved ones close and always remember to let them know of your love for them.

Materials used:
  • Image - Stampin Up - Corner Garden (I love this stamp)
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - So Sorry
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Garden Green
  • Accessories - Enamel Dots; Nuo Dots
  • Copic Markers - B000, B12, B14; G12, G24, G43; G46; BV000, BV01, BV13; E37; R32, R43, R46; R81, R83, R85; Y15, Y18, Y19; YR61, YR65, YR68
That's it. I'll see you again soon.

CCC March 2017 Birds & Friends

Hi friends and Happy Sunday. I hope that the weather where you are is not too bad. We are supposed to get storms this afternoon, so I wanted to get a couple cards posted before the weather turned bad. I'm a little late for this one for March. I was supposed to post it back on March 21. What can I say, I'm a procrastinator. It's for the monthly challenge for the Creative Card Chicks and the kit was sent to us by Sue aka stampinspooky. I'm really not that great with CAS cards and this was no different. I know that it needs something else, but I couldn't figure out what else to do with it. Everything I used is from the kit except for the base card.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Stampin Up - Language of Friendship.
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Oval All
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Naturals White and Marina Mist
  • Ink - Stampin Up - Marina Mist
  • Designer Paper - K & Company
  • Ribbon - Stampin Up
Accessories - Round Circle Punch and Circle Scallop Punch. Stampin UP oval punch and oval scallop punch.

She also sent a second kit, but I haven't had a chance to work on that one yet. A future project.  Happy Day!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Somebunny Loves You - Creatalicious #112

Hello again my friends. I hope you are off to a good start with your weekend. I am. I did the grocery shopping and one errand on the way home from work last night. Today, just one errand and then the whole weekend is MINE! We're supposed to get some serious storms on Sunday, so I'm glad that I get to stay inside. My church has a special conference which happens twice a year and lucky for me and a lot of people it's on TV and the Internet so no need to go to our Meetinghouse to attend. I could even be in my jammies. LOL!

Getting to the business at hand, today's them is Anything Goes with the Optional Add Flowers. I LOVE flowers. If I can I use them on every card and it just so happens that our sponsor is where I get the majority of my flowers from - Wild Orchid Crafts. I love them. And they do have a few other embellishments besides their flowers. Flowers, for me, really dress up a card. It just so happens too that my image for this card is part of a prize I won for one of my other cards from Pink & Main. So cute.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Pink & Main - Somebunny
  • Sentiment - Pink & Main - Somebunny
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up - Early Espresso and
  • Designer Paper - Bo Bunny - Rose Cafe Collection
  • Accessories - Flowers - WOC; Lace from my stash; Fern Die - Memory Box Dangling Stems
  • Copic Markers - E23, E25, E27; E30, E31, E35; E50, E51, E53; E93, E95, E97; R32, R35, R37; G20, G21, G24; Y06, Y13, Y19.
That's about it. I hope you'll pop on over to Creatalicious and play along with us this time. I'm sure you have some flowers laying around your craft room just waiting to be added on to one of your cards. You could be picked as one of the Top 3 or you might be the winner of this prize.


Prize  -  £15 voucher
I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

Colour Crazy Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack= Anything Goes
Making Memories Crafting - Add Some Layers
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes