Friday, January 17, 2020

Saddle Up and Celebrate

Hello, everybody!  I'm back!  Again I have been inspired by the 10th Birthday Bash at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug Challenge Blog.  The theme is Down on the Farm, and my card was inspired by Day 6 - Colour Challenge.


This fun image is Bugaboo's Make it Snappy - Hey There, and I coloured him with my markers.  This image was a Friday Freebie at Bugaboo on January 10 - thank you!  Actually, the horse was inside a photo frame, but I fussy-cut so I could add just the horse to my farm scene.  Dies used to make the scene were MFT Die-namics Grassy Hills, Cottage Cutz Farm Border, and Joy!Crafts Sun.  The sky was made with Distress Oxides a while back.  The fun sentiment is from Newton's Nook - Newton Rides West.



I would also like to support the following challenges: 2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG w Critter 3/5; A Perfect Time to Craft AG UE; Ally's Angels AG 3/3; Arty Divas 13 AG 4/5; Cardz TV 106 AG 2/3; Crafty Catz 489 AG Optional Twist Funny 2/3; Creative Fingers AG 3/3; Cute Card Thursday What's New? (new Bugaboo image - Friday Freebie on January 10) UE; De Egel Everything is Allowed 2/3; Die-Cut Divas New Things (new Bugaboo image - Friday Freebie on January 10) 3/4; DL.ART January Linky UE 1/d; Dragonfly Dreams AG 3/3; Get Creative Something New (new Bugaboo image - Friday Freebie on January 10) 3/3; Incy Wincy AG 5/5; Jan's Digi Stamps AG 3/5; Kat Scrappiness No Designer Paper UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Always AG 3/3; Polkadoodles 3 AG 2/3; The Corrosive AG 3/3; The Creative Crafters Always AG 2/3; The Outlawz Festive Friday Birthday UE; Tuesday Throwdown 448 Something New (new Bugaboo image - Friday Freebie on January 10) 2/3; Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Something New or Something Old (new Bugaboo image - Friday Freebie on January 10) UE; Word Art Wednesday 422-423 AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5 wk1

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

It's your Birdday

Hi, everybody!  Today I'm sharing a card I made for the 10th Birthday Bash at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug Challenge Blog.  The theme is Down on the Farm and I was inspired by Day 1 - Farm Birthday Project.


The cute image is Bugaboo's Chick, and I coloured her with my markers and fussy-cut.  I adhered the chick to a farm scene background with foam tape.  The sentiment is made up of two sentiments:  "It's your Birdday" is from From the Heart Stamps (sadly this company is no longer in business), and "Shake a Tail Feather" is from Beccy's Place Poultry in Motion.  I printed them together on vellum and then die-cut with a Nellie's Multiframe Oval.  To adhere the sentiment, I used my new Xyron sticker maker so you can't see any adhesive behind the vellum.


I would also like to support the following challenges: 2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG w Critter 2/5; A Perfect Time to Craft AG UE; Arty Divas 13 AG 3/5; Cardz TV 106 AG 1/3; Crafty Catz 489 AG Optional Twist Funny 1/3; Cute Card Thursday What's New? (new Xyron sticker maker) UE; Jan's Digi Stamps AG 2/5; Polkadoodles 3 AG 1/3; The Outlawz Festive Friday Birthday UE; Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Something New or Something Old (new item is Xyron sticker maker) UE; Word Art Wednesday 422-423 AG w Uplifting Sentiment 1/5 wk1

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

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Ewe Can Party Shaker Card

Hello, everyone!  There's a big birthday bash going on over at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug Challenge Blog in celebration of their 10th year!  The theme is Down on the Farm and I'm jumping on the party bandwagon for Day 5 - Make us Laugh.


I made a shaker card!  This fun image is Bugaboo's Ewe Rock. I coloured it with my markers and then fussy-cut the image, including the stars and music notes.  I added Glossy Accents to his sunglasses.

My card design was inspired by the January Card Sketch at Stick it Down:



I die-cut the star-shaped shaker frame by using two stitched star nesting dies. I filled the shaker window with tiny gold star sequins. The patterned paper is from Studio G (Michaels).  I created the punny sentiment in Word and then die-cut with a stitched banner.  Lastly, I adhered the stars and music notes that were part of the image.



I would also like to support the following challenges: 2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG w Critter 1/5; A Perfect Time to Craft AG UE; Ally's Angels AG 2/3; Arty Divas 13 AG 2/5; Crafty Creations 405 AG 2/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper January UE; Creative Fingers AG 2/3; Cute Card Thursday Embellish UE; DL.ART January Linky UE 1/d; Dragonfly Dreams AG 2/3; Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday New Goodies or Old Favourites (everything used is several years old) 3/3; Incy Wincy AG 3/5; Jan's Digi Stamps AG 1/5; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Always AG 2/3; The Corrosive AG 2/3; The Creative Crafters Always AG 1/3; The Outlawz Saturday Paper A La Mode Shaker Cards UE; Through the Craft Room Door AG 2/2; Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Something New or Something Old (everything used is several years old) UE

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

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

25th Anniversary Pop-up Box

Hello, everybody! Today I'm sharing a pop-up box card that I made for a couple celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. I went with various shades of silver, including foil, glitter, quicksilver, and matte. I am thrilled with how it turned out, and so was the couple who received the card!


I used various flower, leaf, grass, butterfly, and number dies, along with some pre-made flowers, butterfly stickers, and clear gems.  The box die is from Pink and Main, and the celebrate word is part of the set.


The patterned paper is from Colorbok.  Below is how the card looks folded, and it fits into an A2 envelope for mailing.


There are a number of challenges for new items - my new item is the pre-made silver flowers, Recollections brand - I found them at a thrift store.  They were new in the package, unused, and they coordinated perfectly!  

I would also like to support the following challenges: A Perfect Time to Craft AG UE; Allsorts 554 Say it with Flowers 1/3; Ally's Angels AG 1/3; Arty Divas 13 AG 3/5; Butterfly Challenge 134 Spin the Wheel with Q for Quicksilver plus Butterfly 1/3; Cardz TV 105 AG 3/3; Crafty Creations 405 AG 1/2; Crafty Friends 126 Something New (silver flowers) 2/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper January UE; Creative Fingers AG 1/3; Cute Card Thursday Embellish UE; De Egel Everything is Allowed 1/3; Die-Cut Divas New Things (silver flowerst) 2/4; DL.ART January Linky UE 1/d; Dragonfly Dreams AG 1/3; Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday New Goodies or Old Favourites (new silver flowers; everything else was old) 2/3; Get Creative Something New (silver flowers) 2/3; Incy Wincy AG 2/5; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Always AG 1/3; Pixie's Snippet Playground 369 Snippets for all the die-cuts 1E; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Fun with Florals 1/5; The Corrosive AG 1/3; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday AG (I didn't use twist) 1E; Through the Craft Room Door AG 1/2; Tuesday Throwdown 448 Something New (silver flowers) 1/3; Virginia's Show and Share AG 1/wk 1/4; Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Something New or Something Old (new silver flowers, everything else was old) UE; Your Scrapbook Place AG 3/3



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

P.S. to my Followers:  I'm behind in my blog visiting but will do my best to come see you in the next few days!

Friday, January 10, 2020

Guest Designer - CAS on Friday

Hello, everyone!  I'm excited to announce that I am a Guest Designer at CAS on Friday for Challenge 171.  Our theme this fortnight is Winter.  I hope you'll head over and check out all the CAS winter inspiration and then join our challenge!


You probably already know that CAS stands for Clean and Simple, and it also means:
  • Lots of open space; 
  • Limited layers and embellishments; 
  • Quick and easy to create; and
  • Keep it simple.
CAS on Sunday

For my card, I die-cut a snowflake semi-circle from a white panel and adhered it to a blue alcohol ink background that I made some time ago.  I stamped the sentiment and that's it!  

I decided to make a second card but this time used a double-stitched rectangle die, but it's still a CAS card.


Here are both cards together.  I hope you'll be inspired to join our challenge at CAS on Friday!  You can find the rules for the challenge here


I would also like to support the following challenges: ABC Christmas A for Anything Goes Christmas UE: Arty Divas 12 AG 2/5; Brown Sugar AG 2/2; Cardz TV 105 AG 2/3; Crafty Creations AG 2/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Optional Recycle or Use Something Old UE; DL.ART January Linky UE 1/d; Incy Wincy AG 1/5; Kat Scrappiness No Designer Paper UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Always AG 2/3; The Outlawz Festive Friday Jan. 10-23 Christmas UE; Word Art Wednesday 420-421 AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk1 2/5; Your Scrapbook Place AG 2/3

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

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketches - TMS 536

Hello, everyone!  Happy 2020!  Tuesday Morning Sketches is kicking off the new year by revisiting some of our favourite sketches from 2019!  This week's sketch was chosen by Andrea, and it's TMS 408 designed by Debbie.  I enjoyed playing with this sketch and I hope you will too!  For my card, I decided to rotate the sketch clockwise.


This gorgeous snowy scene is A Crofter's Winter from Delicious Doodles.  I've had this digital image for many years and have used it a couple times before, but I recently rediscovered it in my digital stash.  I can see the warmth coming out of the chimmey and inviting you into the cozy cabin by the fireplace, all toasty and warm on this cold winter's day!  I printed the image in grey and added Stampin' Up Dazzling Diamonds glitter on parts of the scene.  The photo below shows the sparkle a bit better.


For the sentiment, I used my brand-new stamp and die set from Simon Says Stamp called Christmas Word Mix 1.  I heat-embossed the sentiment in silver (The Artful Stamper) and die-cut with the coordinating die.  Behind the sentiment circle I added some silver eyelash trim.  The background panel is embossed with Darice Snowflake Background (a well-used old favourite), and I added some lacy ribbon from my Dollarama stash.

Here's my new stamp and die set:


Check out our Sketch 508 for TMS 536 - I hope you'll be inspired and join our challenge!



I would like to support the following challenges:  ABC Christmas B for Bingo (I went with Ribbon or Twine, Glitter, and Embossing) UE: Arty Divas 12 AG 1/5; Brown Sugar AG 1/2; Cardz TV 105 AG 1/3; Crafty Creations AG 1/2; Crafty Friends 126 Something New (stamp/die set) 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Optional Recycle or Use Something Old (image, embossing folder) UE; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; Die-Cut Divas New Things (stamp/die set) 1/4; DL.ART January Linky UE 1/d; Double Trouble 47 Thing1 Hot or Cold (used dry and heat embossing), Thing2 Warm up (join Stinkin' Inkers), Thing3 (fire in fireplace) 1/4; Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday New Goodies or Old Favourites (used both as described above) 1/3; Gem of a Challenge AG 1/3; Get Creative Something New (stamp/die set) 1/3; Incy Wincy AG 1/5; Kat Scrappiness No Designer Paper UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Always AG 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Something New (Simon stamp/die set) 1/5; Simon Says Stamp Monday Something New (Simon stamp/die set) 1/5; Stinkin' Inkers Warm Up (fire in fireplace) 1/3; Tales from the Craftroom Something New (stamp/die set) 1E; The Outlawz Festive Friday Dec. 27-Jan. 9 Christmas UE; Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Something New or Something Old (used both as described above) UE; Word Art Wednesday 420-421 AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk1 1/5; Your Scrapbook Place AG 1/3


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

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Skatin' by to say Hi

Hello, everybody!  Happy New Year!  Before I share my card, I would like to welcome a new follower - Lynne Everett - thank you for joining me!  If you could please leave a comment with a link to your blog, then I can hop over and follow you too!

Yesterday I started playing along in the Holiday Critters Chaos Challenge over at Bugaboo Stamps - Catch the Bug Challenge Blog, and today I was able to make one more card!  I was inspired by Holiday Chaos Day 6 - Colour Combo.


This adorable image is Bugaboo Stamps - Little Penguin Skate.  I did some colouring and doodling with black and white markers, and added a little pink to his cheek.  I fussy-cut the image so I could pop him up on foam tape. To make the background, I cut strips of coloured cardstock, adhered them to a black panel, and then embossed with Darice Snowflake Background. The sentiment is a clear stamp and I cut it into a banner shape.  Here's the colour inspiration graphic:


I would also like to support the following challenges:
Christmas Kickstart Penguin Parade 1/3 C8
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas 470 AG Optional Any Christmas or New Year's Card UE DL.ART December Linky UE 1/d
The 12 Months of Christmas Optional Layer it Up 10/10
The Outlawz Festive Friday Christmas UE


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