My Crafting Friends

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

September Card Class at the Scrap Shack

Hi everyone.  Just wanted to share the two cards we will be making at the Scrap Shack on September 3, 2016 from 10:00 am til 1:00 pm.  If you're local and want to learn new techniques and have some fun with fellow crafters, then this is for you.  Call the Scrap Shack to reserve your spot in the class.








Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Challenge #86 at CGC ~ Any Holiday

Hello friends.  I hope you are all doing well!
We have a new challenge for you this week.


Challenge #85 ~ Any Holiday

Our sponsor this week is:

Lacy Sunshine
Prize: 3 Digital Images

This is probably one of my favourite challenges because it gives me a chance to catch up on my stash of cards for specific holidays, and since I need some cards for Halloween, I chose Wicked Cindeigh to make my card.



Recipe:
Card base ~ 5.25" x 5.25"
Card stocks ~ GinaK.
DP ~ Authentique & Paper Studio
Spiderweb border, spider, bat ~ Cottage Cutz dies
Circles ~ Spellbinders dies
Cat ~ Poppy Stamps
Stamped sentiment ~ CardzTV - October 31st
Enamel dots ~ Freckled Fawn

Please take a few moments and visit our blog for some awesome inspiration from my DT sisters.  While you're there, please take a quick look at the few rules for this challenge.  Also, don't forget to visit our wonderful sponsor this week.  You have till noon, CST, on Tuesday, 23 August 2016, to link your project to our challenge #85, "Any Holiday", at Crafty Gals Corner

Hugs,

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Let's play Bingo at CGC ~ Challenge # 84

Hello crafting friends and welcome to our new challenge this week. 


Challenge #84 ~ Bingo # 3


Just make a project using any of the Bingo lines and play along with us :-)


Our sponsor this week is:

Prize: 3 Digital Images

I got myself a new toy in the form of Chibi lights and using Super Hero Boy image from our wonderful sponsor, I created this card.  I used the Bingo center line right across - DP, Hand coloured digi and a Punch.


Card stocks are from GinaK and the DP is Paper Studio's Cosmic Whammy Stack.


And here is where the fun begins. Inspired my DT sister, Jennifer, I purchased a Chibi Lights kit from Amazon and began to play.  How cool is this? I used my Silhouette to cut out 3 stars and made my circuit in such a way that I had a light behind each star. I used blue vellum and adhered it to the back of the DP to close the star openings. I made an extra star to match the one on the DP and wrote the word "Press" on it so that the recipient knows how to play :-) And ta-da ... it lights up! The lights are pretty bright. The pic above shows the card in daylight.


This one shows the card at night with the lights off.


Here is a close up of the Super Hero cutie!
I used copic markers to colour him in.  I used foam dots to place him "on top of the world" :-)



I punched out some stars and adhered it to the inside of the card.
The greetings were computer generated.

I hope you enjoyed your visit today.  Now it's your turn to play Bingo with us.  You have till noon, CST, on Tuesday, 16 August 2016, to link your project to our challenge #84 at Crafty Gals Corner

Please take a few moments and visit our blog for some awesome inspiration from my DT sisters.  While you're there, please take a quick look at the few rules for this challenge.  Also, don't forget to visit our wonderful sponsor this week.  

Thanks for stopping by today.  I can't wait to see what you come up with!

I would like to enter my card in the following challenge:
Create with TLC - Anything Goes


Till next time,
Crafty hugs,

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Playing with Acetate

Hi everyone. I wanted to share a card I made for hubby's birthday.  I was inspired by Jennifer Mcguire to try my hand at playing with acetate and after watching her video, here is the card I came up with.



Recipe:
Acetate - Craft Plastic Sheets from Jo-Ann's
White cardstock - GinaK
Background stamp - Tropical Background - Hero Arts
stamped with StazOn Opaque White ink
Seahorse stamp and die - Hero Arts Layering Stamps
Ocean floor stamp - Great Impressions - Seaside Shells
Sentiment stamp - Cardz TV - Good Times
Teal Zeal Memento ink used for sponging

I really like the way it came out.  It was very difficult to photograph, but I think you get a good idea of what it looks like. I think that next time I need to choose a different colour combo for layering the large seahorse.  I think he's a little blah, but for the first try I think it came out okay and hubby liked it :-)

Thanks for stopping by today.
Crafty Hugs,

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Cards for August Class

Hi everyone. Just wanted to share with you the cards I made for a card class at my local scrapbook store, The Scrap Shack. Everyone had fun and enjoyed making their cards :-), so as you can imagine I was delighted.  They were all made with a "Back to School" theme.



This makes a useful little gift to give a teacher on your first day back at school. Teachers always need little notes, right? :-)



A great card for your children - wishing them a great year ahead and letting them know that you are thinking about them and there to support them!
This card uses the sail boats and stencil from the Stampendous Sail Boats stamp set.
Definitely a great set to have, the possibilities are endless.




Another fun card to give the children in your family.
On this Z-fold card I used dies from Cottage Cutz and DP from Doodlebug designs.



I made this one with the teacher in mind. I think it would be very sweet for your child to give his/her teacher a card on the first day of school.  You could even add a little gift card to Starbucks, for example :-)

I hope you enjoyed your visit today.
I will share the cards I'm busy with for September later on today.

Hugs,


It's a Birthday Celebration at Crafty Gals Corner ~ Challenge # 83

Hello crafting friends and welcome to our new challenge this week. 


Challenge #83 ~ Birthday / Celebration

Our sponsors this week are:

Prize: 3 Digital Images

AND

Prize:1 Digital Image


I used Gabbie Swan Princess from Faery Ink and created this birthday card for my daughter.




Recipe:
Card box base - Silhouette design # 26664
Cardstock - GinaK.
Dies - Marianne Designs, Swans, Border, Cattails
io Dies - Beach grass
Copic markers for colouring
Memento inks for shading
Wink of Stella clear pen to add sparkle and shine to Gabbie

I hope you enjoyed your visit today.  Now it's your turn to create a project and play along.  You have till noon, CST, on Tuesday, 9 August 2016, to link your project to our challenge #83, "Birthday / Celebration", at Crafty Gals Corner

Please take a few moments and visit our blog for some awesome inspiration from my DT sisters.  While you're there, please take a quick look at the few rules for this challenge.  Also, don't forget to visit our wonderful sponsors this week.  You will find a great variety of digital images available to help you create your projects!

Thanks for stopping by today.  I can't wait to see your wonderful creations!

Till next time,
Crafty hugs,


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Christmas in July Celebration Winner

Can you believe that we are already in August? This Christmas in July celebration went by way too fast :-). In just a few weeks we will begin with our Fall projects, then it's Halloween, Thanksgiving and voila, Christmas is here :-)

I have a winner, picked by Brian.son, to announce ...


Marian
from
Marian's Creaties

Please email me at lenfon@msn.com with your details and I will send your blog candy package to you.

Thank you all for celebrating Christmas in July with me.  I hope you got a good start on your Christmas card stash.
I will be back with another celebration soon and with another little package of blog candy for a prize.

Till then,
Crafty Hugs,

Sunday, July 31, 2016

August Challenge at CCAYR ~ Bright Colours

 Hello all and welcome to the August Christmas card challenge at Christmas Cards All Year 'Round.  Remember that we now have two teams ~  The Gingerbread Gals who post on the 1st of every month and the Christmas Belles who post on the 15th of each month as a reminder and further inspiration for you :-)  


August Challenge ~ Use Bright Colours

Our Sponsor this month is:


The Stamping Boutique
Prize ~ 2 digis (3 if you use a Stamping Boutique digi)

There is also a prize from Deanne, our DT coordinator, to be won.
You will be able to see what it is by visiting our blog.

I used the Christmas Ornament Fairy image to create this card.




Recipe:
The Stamping Boutique Image - Christmas Ornament Fairy
Card - Recollections 6.5" x 5"
Card stock - GinaK.
Imagine printed on X-PressIt cardstock
Ornaments Branch die - Die-namites
Merry Christmas Die - Cottage Cutz
Foliage - MS Punch
Stamp - Stampabilities - Bright with Promise
Copic markers and Gelly Roll pens used to colour and accent image.
Ornaments and Merry Christmas title were heat embossed.

Now it's your turn to make a Christmas project and join in the fun with us.
This challenge runs from 1st - 31st of August 2016.
Please visit the CCAYR blog to see what the Gingerbread Gals have created for your inspiration, and while you're there, please read through the few rules for this challenge.    Can't wait to see all your beautiful and festive creations. 

Till next time,


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Anything Goes at Crafty Gals Corner ~ Challenge # 82

Hello crafting friends and welcome to our new challenge this week. 


Challenge #82 ~ Anything Goes

Our sponsor this week is 

Prize ~ $15 Gift Certificate

I used their image called Christmas Lights Sprout and made this double diamond fold card.

  

Recipe:
Cardstock ~ GinaK.
DP ~ Little Yellow Bicycle - Wonder & Wishes
Flourishes ~ Spellbinders - Sprigs
Poinsettias ~ Paper Studio
Oval mats for image ~ Marianne Designs - Anja's Ovals
Oval mats for greeting ~ SU!
Greeting stamp ~ Cardz TV - Very Merry
Faber Castell pencils were used to colour in the image.
Fine white flower soft was used on the outfit's white trim
Glassy accents added to each light bulb for extra dimension

This card brings my Christmas in July celebration to an end.  Remember that in order to be eligible for the celebration blog candy, you have to leave a comment on each of the Christmas cards I posted during the month of July. You can read more about it here.

I will use Brian.son to pick a winner on the 31st of July and announce it on this blog on 1st of August.
Good luck and thank you for helping me celebrate Christmas in July :-)

Now take a few moments and visit our blog for some awesome inspiration from my DT sisters.  While you're there, please take a quick look at the few rules for this challenge.  Also, don't forget to visit our wonderful sponsor this week.  You will find a great variety of digital images available to help you create your projects!

Thanks for stopping by today.  You have till noon, CST, on Tuesday, 2 August 2016, to link your project to our challenge #82, "Anything Goes", at Crafty Gals Corner.  I can't wait to see your wonderful creations!

I'm playing along with the following challenges:


Wishing you all a very blessed week.
Hugs,