Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Juggling Baubles

Hello and welcome to this week's challenge hosted by the Crafty Belles. 


Challenge #133 ~ Anything Goes!

Our sponsors this week are ...

Prize ~ $20 Gift Certificate


Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

For my card this week, I chose this very cute Snowman Juggling Baugles image from Conie Fong. Isn't he adorable? It's such a happy and festive image :-).





Crafty Ingredients:
Card base - Silhouette design #93718
Card stocks - Bazzill
DP - Bo Bunny - 'Tis the Season
Holly Jolly Christmas Corner die - Yvonne Creations
Bauble Christmas Decoration die - Yvonne Creations
Merry Christmas die - Yvonne Creations
Stamped sentiment - Creative Expressions - Christmas Sayings
Colouring markers - Copics
Rhinestones - The Paper Studio

Thank you for stopping by today. Now it's your turn to create a project to join us in this fun challenge. You have till noon, CST, on Tuesday, 1 August 2017, to link your project to the Crafty Gals Corner blog.

Till next time, happy crafting!

Friday, July 14, 2017

It's Your Day - Masculine Birthday Card

Hello and welcome back, crafting friends.
It's my turn today to share a card on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.
I made this card for my Uncle and since it's going to be put in the mail to go overseas, I didn't want to add any embellishments that would make it bulky.


I began by adhering a piece of double-sided adhesive sheet to a piece of black cardstock.  Using the Elizabeth Crafts Chevron Background die, I cut the background for my card. I peeled the backing off and adhered it to a piece of silver cardstock. Don't throw the adhesive backing away - you can use it as a stencil on another project.



I also used the same die to cut a chevron background out of red and out of white cardstock.
This time I did not use any adhesive paper.


I then cut a 2" strip of the silver cardstock and embossed it with a Gears embossing folder. Next came the car which was cut with a die from Frantic Stamper called Convertible Roadster. As you can see, I cut out the card out of red and of the silver cardstock. This is because I wanted to paper piece the wheels and the front of the card.  Then it was time for the fun part.  I used some of the banner cut outs of the red and white cardstocks and paper pieced them onto my original background to give it some colour and create a fun pattern. After adhering the embossed strip to the background die, I pop dotted the car using foam tape to add dimension but still keep the bulk to a minimum.


As you can see, on the inside of the card, I stamped my message and added another one of the banner cut out pieces from the Chevron Background die.  I also added a couple of gears which I cut using the Gears die from Memory Box.

I hope my post has inspired you to use your dies to add a few masculine cards to your stash. Now it's your turn to come play along at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for your chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the first and fifteenth of every month.  Be sure to Follow Us on Facebook too. 


Till next time,

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Art Deco Masculine Birthday!

Happy Friday crafting friends!
It's time for challenge #6 hosted by The Mailbox Smiles team at Cardz TV.

As always, our challenge is Anything Goes.
Prize ~ A stamp set from Cardz TV.



Crafty Ingredients:
Card base - Recollections - 6.5" x 5" - white
Red and black cardstocks - GinaK
Tattered Lace Dies - Art Deco Card
Vintage Car - Cricut # M37EB8
Gems from stash

For my stamped greetings, I used the "Good Times" stamp set from Cardz TV.  It's my go to stamp set for birthday cards because of it's great variety of birthday messages and I love the font too!


 You can view and/or purchase this and other Cardz TV stamp sets HERE.
Remember, that you could win a fabulous stamp set just by playing along with us! Our challenges run for two weeks, so you have till noon, EST on 27 July, 2017 to link your project to the Cardz TV blog.  Remember, for more inspiration, please visit the blog and take a look at the beautiful projects my very talented DT sisters made for you.  Can't wait to see all your beautiful creations!

Till next time,


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Paws-itively the Best!

Hello and welcome back crafting friends.
Congratulations to all the winners from our blog hop last week.

The winner from my blog is ...

from

Congratulations Lisa!  Please contact me by email (lenfon@msn.com) with your address so that I can put the goodies in the mail for you :-)
Time for a new challenge at Crafty Gals Corner!


Challenge #131 ~ Do It for the Dudes!

Our sponsors this week are ...

Doctor Digi
Prize: 2 Digital Images


Prize: 1 Digital Image

Using Space Puppy by Sasayaki Glitter, I made this card for my nephew who lives in Portugal.  He was voted onto the school's valor board by all his teachers for the way he helped a classmate, who came from England, adapt to school life and school work, etc. in Portugal.  What makes this more special is that he, himself is still trying to adapt too, because his home language is English and he was born in Canada. He is only 10 years old but he is definitely and "Paws-itively the Best" :-)


Since this card is being mailed overseas, I wanted it to keep it as flat as possible so it'll fit in a standard envelope.


I used the following crafting ingredients:
Silhouette design number 21575 for the Rocket Pattern paper
Silhouette design number 149750 for the Star Trifold card
Image was coloured with copic markers
White and yellow cardstocks - GinaK.
Stamped sentiment - CardzTV Critter Punnies stamp set

Thank you for stopping by today. Now it's your turn to create a project to join us in this fun challenge. You have till noon, CST, on Tuesday, 18 July 2017, to link your project to the Crafty Gals Corner blog.

Till next time, happy crafting!



Sunday, July 9, 2017

On Your Christening Day

Hello and welcome back. It's my turn today to share a card at the Dies R Us Inspirational Blog.  I'd like to share the card I made for my grandson's Christening and show you how I used some of my dies to make embellishments to add to the stamped image.


As you can see above, I used several different dies to enhance my digital image. I started by using the Pinpoint Scalloped Circles from Memory Box and made two mats in different sizes - one for the digi image and the other for the greeting.  Then I cut out one of the sprigs from the Spellbinder's Sprigs die set, to create a green leafy base for my flowers.  Next, I cut and used two of  the branches from the Flourishes and Branches die set by Elizabeth Crafts.  I added tiny gems to these two little branches to add a little more interest and a bit of sparkle.  And there you have it ~ just by using a few dies here and there, you can create your own embellishments and mats to make your images stand out and bring colour into your design.

Here is a quick look at the dies I used and where you can find them at the Dies R Us store





I hope my post has inspired you to use your dies to add embellishments to your cards. Now it's your turn to come play along at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for your chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the first and fifteenth of every month.  Be sure to Follow Us on Facebook too. 




Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Crafty Gals Corner Blog Hop

Hello crafting friends! Welcome to the Crafty Gals Corner Blog Hop! We do these blog hops twice a year in order to welcome our newest team members! Some of these lovely ladies have extra candy you can win, in addition to the sponsor prize!

Our sponsor this week is:

Prize ~ $10 Gift Certificate

In order to win the sponsor prize you need to leave a comment ON EACH of the gals below.  Each of these gals has a letter you must collect. At the end of the hop return to the Crafty Gals Corner post and leave a comment with the Secret Word!

Using Lily Mermaid, I created this card for my son's girlfriend who turned 21.


It's an easel card. I used a variety of dies from Marianne Designs and Cottage Cutz to create this underwater scene. Since I'm a tropical girl at heart and love anything and everything to do with the sea/ocean, I had loads of fun putting this card together.


 Here is a pic showing the front of the card, closed flat for mailing.


And here is a pic of the inside. I love this message in the bottle die from Cottage Cutz. I computer generated the greeting. All my card stock is GinaK's. I used Memento Teal Zeal ink to sponge in the background and Memento Desert Sand to shade in the large scallop die.  I find it tedious to cut each die out of individual colours, so normally cut them all in white and then use my copic markers colour them in with my colour of choice. The little bottle was cut out of clear acetate and vellum.  When you layer them together, you get the appearance of frosted glass. 

In addition to the sponsor prize that you can win by hopping along with us, I have a little package of crafty goodness to give away.  All you have to do is leave a comment on this post.  I will pick a winner on Tuesday night and announce it in next week's post.  Oh, yes, I almost forgot to tell you that Samantha, our team leader, has shaken things up a bit this term.  We now have two teams at Crafty Gals Corner.  We have the Crafty Belles, which I'm proud to belong to, and the Scrappy Gals. Each team will host the Crafty Gals Corner challenges on alternate weeks. Now for a pic of my blog hop candy ...


Just in case you lose your way, here is a list of the blog hop order to help you along your way.

Lena  { You are here and my letter is "L"}

Well, crafting friends, I hope you enjoyed my card and will join in this fun blog hop. Not only will you get to meet all of our new team mates, but you will enjoy loads of inspiration along the way.  Now before I go, I will tell you that my letter is "L" for Lena!   Nah, just a happy coincidence :-)  You have till noon, CST on Tuesday, 11 July 2017, to play along with us and to link your project to the Crafty Gals Corner blog.

Till next time, happy crafting!


Friday, June 30, 2017

Frosty's Happy Dance

Welcome back, crafting friends.   It's the beginning of the "Christmas in July" season and what better way to kick this off than to have a Christmas Anything Goes challenge at CCAYR!


July challenge ~ Anything Goes
Prize ~  please visit the CCAYR blog.

For my card, I decided to use a Stitch & Do kit that Santa was kind enough to bring me last Christmas.


Aren't Frosty and Rudolph having a good time? :-) It's such a happy and festive card!
I added gold corners and a miniature poinsettia to each corner to finish it off. These were made using the Spellbinders Holly Frame Card die.


For the inside, I stamped a sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink and added the same gold corners.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed your visit and will play along with us.  Please take a few minutes and visit the Christmas Cards All Year 'Round blog to see all the wonderful projects The Gingerbread Gals made.  And don't forget to come back on the 15th, when the Christmas Belles will post their projects for our mid-month inspiration.


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Christening Day

Happy Friday crafting friends!
It's time for challenge #5 from The Mailbox Smiles team at Cardz TV.


As always, our challenge is Anything Goes.
Prize ~ A stamp set from Cardz TV.



I have a baby boy Christening card to share with you today. I was commissioned to make this card for my little grandson's Christening :-)
   For this card I used the following crafting goodies:
Card base - Recollections 5.5" x 5.5" - White
Blue and White card stocks - GinaK.
Decorative background die - Jeanine's Art - Garden Classics
Christening Gown die - Cottage Cutz
Embossing Folder - Teresa Collins - Love Triangles
Ovals - Silhouette

To finish off my card, I used one of the fabulous stamps from the Congratulations set from Cardz TV.
It's such a great stamp set!. Take a look at the great variety of congratulatory greetings on this set.


 You can view and/or purchase this and other Cardz TV stamp sets HERE.
Remember, that you could win a fabulous stamp set just by playing along with us! Our challenges run for two weeks, so you have till noon, EST on 13 July, 2017 to link your project to the Cardz TV blog.  Remember, for more inspiration, please visit the blog and take a look at the beautiful projects my very talented DT sisters made for you.  Can't wait to see all your beautiful creations!



Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Guide the Helm

Hello and welcome back crafting friends.
Time for a new challenge at Crafty Gals Corner!


Challenge #129 ~ Anything Goes!

Our sponsors this week are:


Prize: 3 Digital Stamps


Prize: $13 Gift Certificate


Using Guide the Helm by Graciellie Designs, I made this card for a very special young lady who turned 21. This is such a wonderful stamp set. I love the sentiments that come with it and used one of them on the inside of my card.



Crafty Ingredients:

Card base - The Paper Studio - 5.5" x 5.5" - white
Pink and White card stock - GinaK.
Doily die - Mairanne Designs - Petra's Circle w/Bird
Sentiment mat - Memory Box - Pinpoint Scalloped Circles
Image coloured using copic markers
Pink gems - from stash

Thank you for stopping by today. Now it's your turn to create a project to join us in this fun challenge. You have till noon, CST, on Tuesday, 4 July 2017, to link your project to the Crafty Gals Corner blog.

Till next time, happy crafting!