Thursday, February 16, 2017

Challenge #3 at Cardz TV - Anything Goes

Hello crafting friends.
Welcome to our 3rd challenge at Cardz TV.


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

Here is the card I made for this week's challenge.
Isn't this such a sweet elephant with a heart? 
I really wanted to put it on a heart easel card and upon looking through all my dies and cut files, I could not find one. Yes, I was shocked too! 
So I got out my Silhouette and made one :-)



The red and white card stocks I used are both from Bazzill. The DP paper is from the Yours Truly paper pad, distributed by Pebbles. I used copic markers to colour the image.
The greeting stamp is from the Happy Days stamp set from Cardz TV.

Here is a quick look at this very versatile set. It really is one of my go-to sets as it has a greeting for almost every occasion :-)


 You can view and/or purchase this and other Cardz TV stamp sets HERE.
Now it's your turn to make a project and play along with us. Our challenges run for two weeks, so you have till noon, EST on 2 March, 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,
Happy crafting!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Challenge # 110 at Crafty Gals Corner ~ Use your Favourite Things

Hello crafting friends.
It's Wednesday, so time for another challenge at Crafty Gals Corner!

Challenge #110 ~  Use Your Favourite Things!


Our sponsors for this challenge are:


Miss Daisy Stamps
Prize: 4 Digital Images (1 from each artist)



Rick St. Dennis
Prize: 2 Digital Images




Oddball Art Stamps
Odd Ball Stamps
Prize: 3 Digital Images

I used a beautiful image from Miss Daisy stamps called Inspirational Cross to make this Easter card.



Crafty Ingredients:
Card base - Silhouette # 56175
Card size - 6.5" x 5"
Card stocks - Bazzill & Gina K.
Stencil - My Favorite Things
Greeting Stamp - JustRite - Easter Blessing
Used copic markers to colour image
Chunky glitter to represent "sugar"

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you will make a project and join in the fun.  You have till noon, CST, on Tuesday, 21 February 2017.  For more inspiration, please visit our blog and see what my Teamies made for you. Also, take a minute or two and visit our wonderful sponsors.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Guest Diva at Die Cuttin' Divas :-)

Hello everyone. Once again I'm joining the Die Cuttin' Divas as a guest Diva. I'm so excited and so honoured that Georgiana asked me to join them this week:-)

The challenge for this week is

~ Valentine Colors~
PinkRed, and/or Purple ~


Although Pink is my favourite colour, my card today is all Red with some black and white thrown in there for good measure :-)

I made this Valentine card for my hubby, using a stamp and die set from Art Impressions called Mouse Slider. It comes with these cute mice and matching dies. I used the slider die to create the scene.





Isn't it adorable? The "Love" stamp comes with the Mouse Slider set. The Happy Valentine's Day stamp is from Cardz TV Happy Days set. Card stocks are all from Bazzill.  The hearts were all cut out with my Silhouette.  I love the fact that I could create them all different sizes but still have the same shaped heart. The polka dot paper is from Simple Stories called Snap! Color Vibe. I used an embossing folder from Crafter's Companion, called Heart Scrolls, on the slider to add some interest as the plain card stock was just too blah for my liking.  I left the inside blank so that I can write my own personal message.

I hope you enjoyed your visit today.
I would like to thank Georgiana and the Die Cuttin' Divas for having me as their guest diva for this week.  Please visit their blog for more inspiration and for the rules to join this fun challenge.

I wish you all a wonderful Valentine's Day.
May it be filled with love, chocolates and marshmallows.


Monday, February 13, 2017

2017 Calendars - January

Hello crafting friends. I just realized that I hadn't shared the calendars I made for my family for 2017. If you've been a follower of my blog for a while, you'll know that I make calendars for my family who are overseas. For each month I make a layout and include a photo of our family to share with them.

So here are the pics for January ...







I made 6 calendars this year. Not to make this post picture heavy, I've decided to show them to you month by month.  Some months are all the same while others I created different layouts for each family member.  All of these calendars were purchased at Hobby Lobby. They are 8" x 8" in size. I have used numerous dies to create all the embellishments as well as both my Cricut Explore and my Silhouette.

I will be back again soon with the photos for February.
I hope you enjoyed your visit today and I will see you again soon.

Crafty hugs,

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Challenge #109 at Crafty Gals Corner ~ Shades of Red!

Hello again, crafting friends.
It's Wednesday, so time for another challenge at Crafty Gals Corner!



Challenge #109 ~  Shades of Red!


Our sponsor(s) for this challenge are:


Prize: 1 Bundle of your choice - no combo packs


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Prize: 3 digital images

Using the Holiday Squirrel pre-coloured digi from Fabrika Fantasy, I made this Christmas card.


I used Silhouette design # 160909 to cut the card base.
Card stocks are from Bazzill
Snowflakes were cut using MS punch


DP paper is from an old Paper Studio stack called
Four Seasons
Stamp is from Great Impressions stamps


Here is a view of the card when closed and ready to be mailed.
The size of this card is 5.5" x 5.5"

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you will make a project and join in the fun.  You have till noon, CST, on Tuesday, 14 February 2017.  For more inspiration, please visit our blog and see what my Teamies made for you. Also, take a minute or two and visit our wonderful sponsors.




Thursday, February 2, 2017

Challenge #2 at Cardz TV ~ Anything Goes

Hello crafting friends.
Welcome to another challenge at Cardz TV.


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

I  have a very simple card for you today that I made using this very cute giraffe stamp. Isn't she adorable? It stood calling my name as I walk by at Michaels. You know that when that happens, you just have to take it home with you! :-)



Crafting Ingredients:
Card base design - Silhouette # 152863
Card stock - GinaK.
Stamp - Stampendous
Speech bubble - Cricut - George & Basic Shapes Cart.
Stamped greeting - Cardz TV - Very Merry
Stamped sentiment - Cardz TV - Happy Days
Stamped heart border - Cardz TV - Basic Borders
Copic markers to colour image.

Here is a quick look at the various stamp sets I used from Cardz TV.




 You can view and/or purchase these and other Cardz TV stamp sets HERE.
Now it's your turn to make a project and play along with us. Our challenges run for two weeks, so you have till noon, EST on 16 February, 2017 to link your project on 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,
Happy crafting!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Challenge #108 at Crafty Gals Corner - Add Some Sparkle!

Hello again, crafting friends.
I'm back today with another challenge at Crafty Gals Corner!



Challenge #108 ~  Add Some Sparkle



Our sponsor(s) for this challenge are:
Faery Ink
Prize ~ 3 Digital Images


Prize ~ 3 Digital Images 



I used copic markers to colour in the image and then framed it on a card cut with the Silhouette design # 74421. As you can see I added lots of sparkle in the form of little rhinestones from Recollections. I also used my Wink of Stella pen and added some sparkle to her wings.  The card stock I used is from the Core'dinations Gemstones collection. It's beautiful and shiny.


For the inside of the card, I used a stamp from Cardz TV called Going in Circles and used a die from My Craft Spot Tiny Doilies to frame it.  I punched a few hearts with a small Fiskars punch and added them to the corners for an added embellishment. The total size of the card is 5.5" x 5.5"

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope that I have inspired you to make a project to link up to our  challenge this week.   You have till noon, CST, on Tuesday, 7 February 2017, to link your project to our challenge #108, "Add Some Sparkle!", at Crafty Gals Corner.  For more inspiration, please visit our blog and see what my Teamies have made for you.  Also, don't forget to stop by our wonderful sponsors. 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

CCAYR ~ February Challenge ~ Use Red or Pink & Add a Heart

OMGoodness, crafting friends, can you believe we're in February already?


Our challenge for you this month is to use lots of reds and/or pinks and to add a heart.
 This of course is in honour of Valentine's Day :-)
For the prize, please visit the CCAYR blog.



Crafting Ingredients:
Card base - Recollections, 6.5" x 5", white
Pre couloured image - Scrapper's Delight - Xmas Background Toppers 2
Card stocks - Bazzill
DP - The Paper Studio - Christmas Traditions
Dies - Yvonne Creations - Christmas Decoration set
Stamped sentiments - GinaK. - Festive Frame
Studio G. small heart punch
Sparkly heart brad - from my stash

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.

Till next time,
Crafting Hugs




Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Challenge #107 at CGC ~ Anything Goes

Happy Wednesday, crafting friends.
Welcome to another challenge at Crafty Gals Corner!

Challenge #107 - Anything Goes

The sponsor(s) for this challenge are:

Morgan's ArtWorld
Morgan's Art World

Prize: 3 Digital Images


Sasayaki Glitter

Prize: 1 Digital Image

Using the "Bunny and Chicks" image from Sasayaki Glitter, I made this cute Easter card.
Isn't this image adorable?




Here's what I used: to put this tri-fold card together:
GinaK heavy base white cardstock
Bazzil cardstock for grass, eggs and butterflies
Silhouette file (#57710) for card base & Greeting
Silhouette for Easter Eggs
Fiskars punch for grass
MS punch for butterflies
Copic markers for colouring
Memento Summer Sky ink for sponging the sky

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope that I have inspired you to make a project to link up to our  challenge this week.   You have till noon, CST, on Tuesday, 31 January 2017, to link your project to our challenge #107, "Anything Goes", at Crafty Gals Corner.  For more inspiration, please visit our blog and see what my Teamies have made for you.  Also, don't forget to stop by our wonderful sponsors. 

Till next time,
Crafty hugs