Friday, September 30, 2016

Anything Goes at Cardz TV ~ Challenge #1

Hello crafting friends. I'm back today to invite you to join our first challenge of this Fall term at Cardz TV.
Mary has 3 teams, the Cardz TV Anything Goes team, which I'm very happy to be a member of, the Gallery Designers who post a card everyday of the week for your inspiration, and the Sketch Design Team. These ladies make a card using one of Mary's fabulous sketches, which you can find when you go to Cardz TV blog and click on the Sketches tab.

With the Anything Goes Challenges, you can create anything you want any way you want it :-) It can be any project with any theme.
I made this card for a dear friend who's now a very proud granny for the very first time.

 



I had so much fun using all the different dies to make this card. The background square is Anja's square from Marianne Designs. The Blocks, Lion, Giraffe and Pacifier are all from Cottage Cutz. The Heart Banner is from La La Land.  This card base was made with the heavy weight cardstock from GinaK and measures 5.5" x 5.5". I typed a poem on the inside that I got from a card I received when my daughter was born 26 years. I just love it and include it in every "baby" card I make :-)
And speaking of the inside the card, do you see that fabulous sentiment?  It's from the Cardz TV Congratulations stamp set. It's one of my "go to" sets. There are so many different occasions and I just love the font of this set too.  Here is a peak: 


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 13 October to link your project on the Cardz TV blog.  Remember, for more inspiration, you can visit the blog and take a look at the beautiful projects my very talented DT sisters made for you.

Till next time,
Crafty hugs,


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Challenge 91 at Crafty Gals Corner ~ Anything Goes!

Hello friends, welcome back. 
We have a new challenge for you this week at Crafty Gals Corner.


Challenge #91 ~ Anything Goes!

Our sponsors this week are:

Prize: 2 Digital Images



The Stamping Boutique

Prize: $12 Gift Certificate

Here is the card I made for this challenge.
 I'm using the very cute Audre at the Windmill image from The Stamping Boutique.





Crafty Ingredients:
Card base ~ GinaK. ~  5.5" x 5.5"
Other Card stock ~ GinaK
Holland Frame Die ~ Amy Designs
Made in Holland Tiles Stamp ~ Aurelie Designs
(used on the inside of the card)
Sentiment Stamp ~ Cardz TV ~ Many Thanks
Image coloured with copic markers
Flowers ~ Wild Orchid Crafts
All shading done using Memento Inks.

I hope you enjoyed your visit today. Please take a few moments and visit our blog for some awesome inspiration from my DT sisters.  Also, don't forget to visit our wonderful sponsors this week.  You have till noon, CST, on Tuesday, 4 October 2016, to link your project to our challenge #91, "Anything Goes!", at Crafty Gals Corner.

I'm playing along with the following challenges:

Inspiration Destination ~ Anything Goes
Create and Makes ~ Anything Goes - Use a Die
Craft Your Passion ~ Anything Goes

Till next time,
Crafty Hugs




Friday, September 23, 2016

Aged to Perfection with Luigi :-)

Hi bloggie friends. I have a card to share with you today that I made for my brother. He's always telling me how I'm aging and how he is 8 years younger than me, so I thought this would be a fun card to send him.



I kept it simple as it is being mailed overseas.
Luigi from Art Impression stamps is the focal point. Notice that he is carrying a tray with wine and cheese, all aged to perfection :-) The sentiments and grape leaves are stamps from the Aged to Perfection stamp set by Fiskars.  Image was coloring in using copic markers as were the grape leaves. DP and enamel dots are from my stash.

I'm going to play along at:


Graduation Card

Happy Friday all.  I have a graduation card to share with you today.  I made it for a young man's high school graduation back in June,  but forgot to share it with you then.



As the saying goes, "It's better late than never" so I hope you enjoyed taking a peek today.

Wishing you and yours a very Blessed weekend.
Hugs,

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Class at the Scrap Shack

Hi bloggie friends.  Just wanted to let you know that I will be teaching a class on October 8 at the Scrap Shack in Friendswood, Texas. This class will be all about Halloween :-) 

We will be making this card. Isn't it fun? When you open it up, there is a surprise inside in the form of a Halloween scene!





We will also be making this box card.  Isn't it spooktacular? :-)  And the best part, it folds flat so you can mail it to someone special in your life! :-)






And last, but definitely not least :-), we will be making this Faboo-lous treat box. Not only is it cute, but you can fill it with yummy treats for your children, grandchildren or just any special children in your life!



So, if you're local, I hope you will come join me in this class and have fun with us.
To reserve your place in class, please call the Scrap Shack directly at 281-992-3137.
Remember the class will be on October 9, 2016 from 1:00 pm till 4:00 pm
Hope to see you there!

Hugs,

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Challenge #90 ~ Critters at Crafty Gals Corner

Hello friends and welcome back. 
We have a new challenge for you this week at Crafty Gals Corner.


Challenge #90 ~ Critters!

Our sponsors this week are:


Prize ~ $10 Gift Certificate 


Prize ~ 3 Digital Images


Prize~ 3 Digital Images/ 1 Digital Set

I used the very cute Baby Robin image from Beccy's Place and made this Christmas card.




Crafty Ingredients:
Card base ~ Recollections - 6.5" x 5"
Card stock ~ Gina K.
Sunny Studio Dies ~ Fishtail Banners
Lawn Fawn Dies ~ Stitched Borders
Marianne Designs Dies ~ Christmas Bells
Cottage Cutz Dies ~ Christmas Greetings
Great Impression Stamps greeting used on the inside
Image coloured with copic markers
Bow and sequins from my stash

I hope you enjoyed your visit today. Please take a few moments and visit our blog for some awesome inspiration from my DT sisters.  Also, don't forget to visit our wonderful sponsors this week.  You have till noon, CST, on Tuesday, 27 September 2016, to link your project to our challenge #90, "Critters!", at Crafty Gals Corner.

I'm playing along with the following challenges:

Till next time,
Crafty Hugs


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Challenge #89 ~ Freestyle at CGC

Hello friends and welcome back. 
We have a new challenge for you this week at Crafty Gals Corner.


Challenge #89 ~ Freestyle!

Our sponsors this week are:

My Besties Shop / Etsy Bestie Store
Prize ~ 3 digital images below


Star Stampz
Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

I used the Spring Strawberry Image from Star Stampz and created this card.




Crafty Ingredients:
Card base - Recollections 6.5" x 5"
Card stock - GinaK
DP - My Scraps Drawer
Spellbinders - Lrg Circle and Scalloped Circle dies
Cottage Cutz - Wild Strawberry die
MS Butterfly Punch
Copic Markers used for colouring
Enamel dots - from stash

I hope you enjoyed your visit today. Please take a few moments and visit our blog for some awesome inspiration from my DT sisters.  Also, don't forget to visit our wonderful sponsor this week.  You have till noon, CST, on Tuesday, 20 September 2016, to link your project to our challenge #89, "Freestyle!", at Crafty Gals Corner.

I'm playing along with:
Artistic Inspirations
Craft Your Passion
Crafting with Friends
Layer it Up
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Hiding in Craft Room



Till next time,
Crafty hugs,


Friday, September 9, 2016

Another Back to School Card

Hello all!  This is the last back to school card for this year :-)
I made this one especially for my nephew who is going to the equivalent of 5th grade in Portugal.  I can't believe how fast that boy is growing!

Now, I was very tempted to make another water shaker card for him, but then started getting visions of water squirting out in all directions when the envelope goes through the many machines on its postal voyage, so I opted for another fun card but without the risk of it getting all wet :-)




For this card, I used a fun stacker stamp from Art Impression Stamps. I printed my own sentiment to go with the image.  I added some school papers from a Me & My Big Ideas paper stack to a GinaK. cardstock card base (6.5" x 5") and voila the card was made in no time. I used copic markers to colour in the image.  The ribbon is from my stash and the little apple is a cut out from the same paper stack.
I think it came out pretty cute and I know that he's going to like it.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed your visit :-)

I'm playing along at
Create with TLC

Till next time,
crafty hugs,

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Best Fishes ~ Take 2!

Hello bloggie friends.
I had so much fun making the water shaker card I shared with you last week, that I made another one - this one for my SIL.
As you can see, I used a fish bowl for this one.  It is from the same stamp set called Fintastic Friends by Lawn Fawn.
For a tutorial on how to make this card, please visit Yainea's blog.



  

Thanks for stopping by today.
Hugs,