Thursday, January 19, 2017

Challenge #1 at Cardz TV - Anything Goes

Hello crafting friends.
Welcome to the first challenge of 2017 at Cardz TV.


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

I had so much fun putting this card together.
 I love creating cards with scenes :-)


I used various dies and svg files to create this scene. I also used the Divine Swirls embossing folder, some charms, and copic markers to add a little shading here and there. 


On the inside of the card, I used a greeting from the Cardz TV "Big Holiday Wishes" stamp set. It was the perfect size for my card and I decided to stamp it at an angle to add a little bit of interest :-)

Here is a quick peak at all the greetings you can find in this stamp set.
As you can see, I cut my stamp and stacked the words on top of each other.
This does not ruin your stamps, it just allows you to position the text as you wish. You can always put it back together on your stamping block and stamp it as a continuous greeting.


 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 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!
Hugs,



Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Challenge #106 at CGC - Add a Heart

Happy Wednesday, crafting friends.
Hope you are all doing well!

Challenge #106 - Add a Heart

Our wonderful sponsors this week are

The Paper Shelter
Prize: $10 Gift Certificate



Polkadoodles
Prize: $15 Gift Certificate



KennyK Stamps FREEBIE blinkie
KennyK.
Prize: 3 Digital Stamps

My son is turning 21 in March, and with that in mind, I made this card for him using the "Cheers, Dude" image from KennyK.



I made a pop-up pivot card, and added another two digis I had from KennyK.  They each represent a memory of my son's life up to now :-)

Red Card Stock - Bazzill
DP - Colorbok - Rustic Earth Tones
Twine & Charm - from stash
Copic markers used for colouring
Birthday stamp - Cardz TV - Bigger Everyday Sayings
Liquid Applique used for foam on beer

I had fun making this card. It looks a lot more complicated than it actually is and I love the effect of the pivoting images on the inside of the card as it opens.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope that I have inspired you to make a project, add a heart, and join in our challenge this week.   You have till noon, CST, on Tuesday, 24 January 2017, to link your project to our challenge #106, "Add a Heart", 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. You will find loads of images to get your creative juices flowing :-)

I would like to play along with the following challenges:
Hiding in My Craft Room - Super Scraps Saturday
Create with TLC  - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

Till next time,
Crafty hugs


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Challenge #105 - CGC - Use Patterned Paper

Happy Wednesday, crafting friends.  I hope you are all well and off to a great start of the New Year!  Can you believe that we are almost half way through January and a month away from Valentine? Whew, time is flying by so on to our next challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.

Challenge #105 - Use Patterned Paper

Our wonderful sponsors this week are:

Prize: 3 Digital Images


My Besties
Prize: The following 3 images



Prize: $12 Gift Certificate

I used a digi image from Cute as a Button called "Are we There Yet?"  OMGoodness, it brings a smile to my face every time I look at it!  If you ever traveled with young kids, you'll know all about this and I can imagine good old Rudolph feeling the same way :-)



Swing card base -  Silhouette #50952
Patterned paper - Snowflakes by Sugartree
Snowflakes - MS, Joy Crafts, Ai dies
Greeting stamp - Cardz TV - Very Merry
Sentiment stamp - Great Impressions
Card stocks - GinaK.
Copic markers used on image

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you will join in the fun at Crafty Gals Corner this week.   For more inspiration, please visit our blog and see what my Teamies have made for you.
You have till noon, CST, on Tuesday, 17 January 2017, to link your project to our challenge #105, "Use Patterned Paper".

Till next time
Crafty Hugs,
  


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Challenge #104 at CGC ~ Use Something New!

Hello crafting friends. I have to apologise for the delay in getting this post up, but last night was our farewell dinner with our family and friends and I just didn't get a chance to schedule it.  This morning was a quick breakfast and then a ride to the airport to see them on their way home. What wonderful holidays we had!  Now it's back to normal and hopefully I will be back in the swing of things in no time :-)

So to begin, I would like to announce the winner of the Crafty Gals Corner Blogiversary Blog Hop celebration, and she is ...

LEEANN

Congratulations, Leeann!!!  Please email me your addy at lenfon@msn.com and I will get your package in the mail.  Thank you all for participating in the fun and for the lovely comments you left on my post.  So many wonderful New Year's Resolutions.  Mine was to use what I have and not buy more ... well that lasted till the 2nd, when Cottage Cutz had their sale!  I really need to be better about it though :-)


Now onto this week's challenge which is Use Something New!
  With Christmas just past, I'm sure it's an easy one for you.  Or maybe not, too many choices can sometimes make crafting a little more difficult :-)

Our lovely sponsors this week are:

Prize: $15 Gift Certificate 

AND

Prize: 2 Digital Images

For my card I used an image from Wink Wink Ink called Pup in Boots.  Since I was a little short on time, I used their pre-coloured image.  Isn't it super cute?



My new thing to use was a brand new paper stack from Core-dinations called Patterned Pastels.
Card base is from Recollections - A7 size
Card stock - GinaK
Greeting stamp - Cardz TV - Happy Days
Inside stamp - Great Impressions Stamps

Now it's your turn to dig out some of your new toys and play along with us.  You have till noon, CST, on Tuesday, 10 January 2017, to link your project to our challenge #104, Use Something New!, 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. You will find loads of images to get your creative juices flowing :-)

Till next time,
Crafty hugs

Monday, January 2, 2017

CCAYR - January Challenge - Add Snowflakes

Happy New Year, crafting friends.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are now ready to play with all the crafty goodies Santa brought you :-)
To kick start 2017, we have a new challenge for you at CCAYR.


Our challenge for you this month is "Add Snowflakes"
We will no longer be having digital sponsors for our challenges, but there will still be a prize of crafting goodness every month for one lucky participant.
  You will be able to see what the prize is by visiting the CCAYR blog.

Here is the card I made for this challenge.



Crafting Ingredients:
Card base - Recollections 6.5" x 5" white envelope
All other card stock - GinaK
Image stamp - Woodland Snowman - Deep Red
Embossing folder - Let it Snow - Crafter's Companion
Snowflake border - MS Punch
Image coloured in using copic markers
Inside stamp - Fancy Merry & Bright - Great Impressions

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed your visit today 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 my DT sisters have made.  Remember that we have two teams ~ The Gingerbread Gals, who post on the 1st of each month and the Christmas Belles, who post on the 15th as a reminder and further inspiration for you :-)

Till next time,
Crafting Hugs

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Challenge #103 at CGC & Blogiversary Celebration

Hello dear friends. I have to begin this post by apologising for being MIA. I have family and friends visiting from overseas and my time is being spent with them, catching up and just having fun.
I do miss visiting your blogs and looking at your lovely holiday creations, but I will try to make up for it in January.  Until then, I hope you will all be patient with me :-)
I stole a few minutes to write this post to invite you to join in our 2nd Annual Year End Bash and Blogiversary Blog Hop at Crafty Gals Corner.

We have SEVEN wonderful sponsors who are helping us celebrate.

Prize: 3 Digital Images/ 1 Digital Set




Prize: 7 Digital Images




Prize: 3 Digital Images




Prize: THREE WINNERS
1 - Grand Prize of 3 digital images
1 - prize of 1 digital image
1- prize of 1 digital image


Prize: 3 digital images below


Prize: $20 gift Certificate



Prize: $12 Gift Certificate

In addition, we have some of our DT members, who are also offering blog candy on their blogs.  Please follow their individual instructions in order to stand a chance of winning some wonderful prizes.  Here is a pic of the prize I'm giving to one lucky participant.  All you have to do is to leave a comment on my blog sharing one of your New Year's Resolutions :-)


I made three projects using various images from some of our wonderful sponsors.

I used Blessings of the Season by Beccy's Place to create this birthday card for a dear friend who celebrates her birthday on Christmas Day.



For the next card, I used Friends Don't Let Friends Wine Alone 2 by Bugbaoo Stamps and made this Christmas card. I made this image more Christmas-y by adding a Santa hat to the friend on the left, a holly hair clip to the friend in the middle and some Christmas earrings to the friend on the right.  I believe these gals' celebration will last from Christmas to New Year! :-)



For my last card, I decided to make a start on my Easter 2017 cards, so using Egg Colouring Avery by The Paper Nest Dolls, I made this cute Easter card that may find its way to my little granddaughter :-)



I hope you will join in the fun and help us celebrate our 2nd Blogiversary!   Here is the blog hop schedule for you to hop along.  Remember there are prizes to be won along the way :-)

Lena  ...  You're here!

You have till noon, CST, on Tuesday, 3 December 2017, to link your project to our challenge #103, "Anything  Goes", at Crafty Gals Corner. I will announce the winner of the blog candy on our next post on 4 January 2017.  Good luck everyone! Can't wait to see all of your very creative projects.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and wish you and your loved ones a very Blessed New Year. May 2017 bring you loads of love, joy and good health!

Hugs,

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Challenge #7 at Cardz TV ~ Anything Goes

Hello crafting friends. Welcome to the last challenge in the Fall term of 2016 


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

I have a few projects to share with you today.
I needed a couple of thank you cards for Christmas, so using the Winter Cheer and Snow Day Cardz TV stamps, I made these two cards.





I also wanted to share with you a pop-up gift card treat box that I made as a little prize  for a game our family played last night. I inserted a Starbucks gift card in the gift card pocket and Lindt chocolates in the treat compartment.  Best of all ... I won this prize :-)  How cool was that?   For this little box I used the Gingerbread Christmas Cardz TV stamp set.




  
Here is a quick peek at these wonderful sets that I used for my projects this week.




 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 6 January, 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!

Merry Christmas to you and yours,