Monday, September 30, 2019

Heart Doodle with Butterfly

Hello, everyone!  I did some colouring recently and have made a card!  I've been inspired by a few challenges, as usual!  The image is Scribbles Designs Heart Doodle 4.  Sandy has several doodles like this in her store and they are a lot of fun to colour!  I used my markers (Bic Mark-its and Dollarama markers) and then fussy-cut around the image and mounted on craft foam.


The kraft cardstock is embossed with Cuttlebug Plum Blossom and I added a fun butterfly (my Dollarama stash) and die-cut leaves (Cheery Lynn Flourish Leaf Strip).  The sentiment was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black and fussy-cut.  Lastly I added some tiny gem flowers to the centers of the three heart flowers.

I was inspired by the following challenges: A Gem of a Challenge 19 Anything Goes 1/3; Ally's Angels 26 AG 1/3; Aud Sentiments AG plus Sentiment 1/5; Brown Sugar 293 AG 1/2; Butterfly Challenge 129 Spin the Butterfly Wheel with M (I went with Mandarin); Cardz TV 99 AG 1/3; Creative Fingers 171 AG 1/3; DL.ART September Linky AG UE 1/d; Double Trouble 39 Something, Anything, Everything Free for All Thing 1 Use Your Stash, Thing 2 Link up with Previous Partner (Brown Sugar) 1/4; Get Creative 84 AG 2/3; ITD Creative Playground 9 AG 2/3; Little Patch of Crafty Friends 114 Always AG 1/3; Love to Scrap Challenge Blog 125 AG 1/5; Penny's Paper-Crafty 449 AG 1/3; Polkadoodles 39 AG 1/2; Scribbles Designs 81 Use Kraft Paper 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday 66 AG 1/5; The Corrosive September AG 1/3; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Sept 26 Something that Begins with the Letter of my First Name (K for Kraft) 1/2; Through the Craft Room Door Sept 23 AG 1/2; Word Art Wednesday 405-407 AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk1 1/5


Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

P.S. to my followers - It may take me a while to get around to visit but I will get there eventually; thank you for your patience.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Fall Chipmunk

Hello, everyone!  Today I'm sharing a fall-themed card!  This little chippy has something yummy in his cup!


I've used this adorable image from Deedee's Digis - Fall Warm-up - several times before, yet I never tire of his chubby cheeks and cuteness!  Sadly Deedee's Digis is no longer in business but I continue to enjoy her adorable designs.  In this case I fussy-cut the pre-coloured image and popped him up on foam tape.

The striped background was made with my watercolours and then die-cut to add the stitched swirls. I used dies for the tree, leaves, and grass, and I stamped a sentiment from Your Next Stamp.  I did some inking with Distress Ink on the grass to add some texture.

I would like to support the following challenges: 2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG w Animals 2/3; A Gem of a Challenge 17 AG 1/2; A Perfect Time to Craft AG UE; Crafts Galore Encore September AG 2/3 Creatalicious 170 AG Optional Humour 1/3; Cupcake Inspirations CIC477 Food and Drink 2/3; Cute Card Thursday 598 AG UE; DL.ART September Linky AG UE 1/d; Double D Featured (I was inspired by the forest animals) 1/3; Double Trouble 37 T1 Fall Theme, T3 Fall Sweet Treat, T2 Join The Paper Girls Challenge 1/4; Get Creative AG 1/3; ITD Creative Playground 9 AG 1/3; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Always AG 2/3; Scribbles Designs Include a Sentiment 2/3; Tales from the Craft Room For the Kids 1E; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday AG w Optional Twist Stitching 1/2; The Paper Girls Falling in Love 1/3; Through the Craft Room Door AG 1/2; Tuesday Throwdown Stripes 1/3; Word Art Wednesday 402-403 AG 1/5 wk2



Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Monday, September 2, 2019

Thinking of You Shadow Box Card

Hello there!  Today I'm sharing a shadow box card!  This is the first time I've used my Spellbinders Shapeabilities Layered Thinking of You Woodland Scene Shadowbox Die and I love how it turned out!  It was a bit difficult to photograph so I've made the photo extra large and hopefully you can see the various layers of this little woodland scene. 

This card was made for a man going through some health issues and it has already been received.


There is a lot of die-cutting for this card, but no stamping.  I did some inking with Distress Oxides on the animals, leaves, and grass (Lawn Fawn die), and I added a few white spots to the deer.  The back panel, although barely visible, is a sky I created with Distress Oxides using the ink-smooshing technique. 

I would like to support the following challenges: 2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG w Animals 1/3; A Perfect Time to Craft AG UE; Aud Sentiments Masculine w Sentiment 1/5; Cardz TV 97 AG 3/3; Crafts Galore Encore September AG 1/3 Cut It Up Outdoor Fun (seeing animals in the woods is fun for me!) 1E; Dies R Us Nature 1/3; DL.ART September Linky AG UE 1/d; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Always AG 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 4/5; The Outlawz Monday Greetings Layers 1/3; Through the Craft Room Door AG 1/2; UnstampaBelles Time for Recess, Twist Luscious Layers 1/4; Word Art Wednesday 402-403 AG 4/5 wk1

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Friday, August 30, 2019

Sugar and Spice

Hello, it's me again!  As promised, here is the other holiday card I made!  This gets me back on track with my goal of making two holiday cards a month, although I'm still behind for the year.

This yummy digital image is from Beccy's Place Sugar and Spice, and the sentiment is from Beccy's Place Simply Christmas.  I used the pre-coloured image and fussy-cut so I could pop him up on foam tape.  I added Spectrum Noir clear sparkle to his icing, buttons, and the pudding. Behind him is a die-cut doily and a holly-embossed panel.  I finished off the card with three green snowflake sequins.


I would also like to support the following challenges: Ally's Angels 25 AG 3/3; Beccy's Place August UE; Cardz TV 97 AG 2/3; Crafty Friends 117 Add Embellishments (I added snowflake sequins) 2/3; Cupcake Inspirations CIC477 Food and Drink 1/3; Imagine That Digis Creative Playground 8 AG 3/3; Polkadoodles 35 AG 2/2; Simon Says Stamp Monday S is for... Snowflake Sequins, Sugar and Spice (name of image) 3/5; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 3/5; The Cat's Pajamas 360 Clean and Simple; Word Art Wednesday 402-403 AG 3/5 wk1



Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Recycled Snowman Card

Hello, everyone!  I'm back again today with a holiday card!  I have not been meeting my goal of making two cards a month so I'd like to get back on track.  I will be sharing another holiday card today so stay tuned!

For this card, I recycled a retail Christmas card that I received several years ago. It was too cute not to give it another life!  The snowman is actually on the inside of the card, with a circular aperture on the front.  I added a die-cut and stamped sentiment in red on the front (Simon Says Stamp Sending die and Your Next Stamp Waddles Winter Happiness).


I finished the inside of the card as well. I die-cut the snowman with a circle, stamped:a sentiment in red (Your Next Stamp Winter Wishes - retired), and added two strips of coordinating patterned paper.

Inside of Card

I would like to support the following challenges:

  1. Christmas Kickstart 18 Get a Head-er Start (inspiration from challenge blog header shown below - I was inspired by the snowman and how he had his arms in the air, as well as his attire) 1/3 C8
  2. Crafter's Castle 20 AG Optional Any Occasion 1/3 C10
  3. Double Trouble 36 Thing 1 - Round and Round (circles on front and inside) 1/4
  4. Rudolph Day August 1E C10
  5. Simon Says Stamp Monday S is for... Snowman 2/5
  6. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 2/5
  7. Word Art Wednesday 402-403 AG 2/5 wk1


Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Bloomdala Bliss Sympathy

Hello, everyone! I've been doing some colouring! I decided to have another go at this beautiful free digital at STAMPlorations called Bloomdala Bliss Sampler (thank you, Shery!). You can see my first card using this image here. STAMPlorations is celebrating National Colouring Book Day this month with a Linky Party and giveaway.

Sadly I've been sending out a number of sympathy cards lately.  I find them difficult to make so I like to have some made in advance to be ready when needed.


I coloured the image with markers and fussy-cut.  I adhered it to a second print-out of the image, which I ink-blended with Distress Oxides, and popped up the leaves with foam tape.  I stamped the sympathy sentiment (Gina K. Designs) and then finished off the card with lots of red gems.


I would like to support the following challenges: Ally's Angels 25 AG 2/3; Cardz TV 97 AG 1/3; Crafty Friends 117 Add Embellishments (I added gems) 1/3; DL.ART August AG UE 2/d; Double D Pearls, Gems, or Rhinestones 1/3; Imagine That Digis Creative Playground 8 AG 2/3; Polkadoodles 35 AG 1/2; Scribbles Designs Include a Sentiment 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Monday S is for... Sympathy 1/5; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 1/5; STAMPlorations Theme and Sketch Stamps and AG (sentiment is a clear stamp) UE; STAMPlorations Never-ending AG UE; Word Art Wednesday 402-403 AG 1/5 wk1



Thanks for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Bloomdala Bliss Thinking of You

Hello, everyone!  Long time, no see!  I haven't been online much lately but discovered this beautiful free digital image at STAMPlorations called Bloomdala Bliss Sampler and decided to do some colouring!

STAMPlorations is celebrating National Colouring Book Day all month long so there's a Linky Party and giveaway.  Here's my card; I die-cut the image with a stitched rectangle, coloured it with markers, added some purple gems, and stamped a sentiment.


I would also like to support the following challenges: A Gem of a Challenge AG 1/2; Ally's Angels 25 AG 1/3; Cardz TV 95 AG 1/3; Crafts Galore Encore AG 1/3; Crafty Calendar August AG 1/3; DL.ART August AG UE 1/d; Imagine That Digis Creative Playground 8 AG 1/3; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 111 AG 1/3; Penny's Paper Crafty 442 AG 1/3; Polkadoodles 32 AG 1/2; STAMPlorations CUTplorations Use a Die (image was die cut with stitched rectangle) UE; STAMPlorations Theme and Sketch Stamps and AG (sentiment is a clear stamp) UE; STAMPlorations Never-ending AG UE; Through the Craftroom Door 8/06 AG 1/2; Virginia's Show and Share August 1/4; Word Art Wednesday 398-399 AG 1/5 wk2




Thanks for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!