Thursday, June 21, 2018

Le Petit Pierrot

Hello all. I have a sweet birthday card to share with you today.

My SIL sent me some cut sheets from Holland and I fell in love when I saw the Le Petit Pierrot.
Love the black, white and pink combo.

I have another couple of cards to share with you but I need to edit the pics as they came out way too dark.

I hope you'll come back and visit.

Till then,
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Sweet Birthday

Hello and welcome back crafting friends.
  We have a new challenge for you hosted by the Crafty Gals.

Challenge # 168 ~  Anything Goes

Our very generous sponsors this fortnight are ...

Twinkle Lane Designs
Prize: Two Digital Images
 & Two Coordinating Digital Paper Sets 

Prize ~ The 3 Digital Images used by the DT

Prize ~ $15 Gift Certificate

Using the Strawberry Set from Twinkle Lane Designs, I created this fun fold card.
There is the beautiful cupcake image and beautiful strawberry themed papers in this set.
You will find all the contents of this set, HERE.

Crafty Ingredients:
Card design - Silhouette #171808 (modified)
Balloons - Silhouette #63122 (modified)
Red card base - Bazzill
White card stock - ExpressIt
Patterned papers - all come with the set
Sentiment stamp - Great Impression Stamps
Image coloured with copic markers and cut with Silhouette

I hope you enjoyed your visit to my blog today, and that I have inspired you to make a project to link to our challenge #168, Anything Goes.  Remember there are fabulous prizes to be won.  You have until noon, CST, on Tuesday, 3 July 2018, to link your project to the  Crafty Gals Corner blog.
And while you there, take a few minutes to look at what my teamies made for your inspiration.

Till next time,
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Luau Wedding

Hello and welcome back to my little piece of blog land.
The daughter of a very good friend of mine recently got married. The wonderful young couple got married in Hawaii and my friend had a Luau wedding reception for them at her house.
Here are a few things I made ...

First their gift ...

It's a wedding towel cake. Do you think I made it tropical enough :-)
It is made up of 4 bath towels, 4 hand towels and 4 washcloths. The ribbon, starfish, flowers and netting were all purchased at Michaels.

Next I made the card with their gift in mind.  I used a file from Simply Crafty SVGs, called Hanging Towel Wedding Card, and made this card. You can find the SVG file HERE.
Isn't it cute? I'm a creature of habit, so my wedding cards are always in the tones of white, pearl, silver and gold, so when I started this card using the navy and white colour combo, I wasn't too sure about the result, but I think it worked out perfectly. What do you all think?  

This is a 5.5" x 5.5" card.
White linen Cardstock  - Michaels
Navy blue cardstock - GinaK.
Heart frame - Silhouette design #79602
Stamp - Rubber Stampede
Gems - Recollections

The last thing I made were these very delicious strawberry cupcakes and pineapple cupcakes. And, yes, they were delicious, even if I say so myself :-) I'm definitely using these two recipes again in future. My friend added the fun pineapple and strawberry picks and voila, a fun plate of cupcakes on the dessert table.

Thank you for stopping by today and allowing me to share some of my crafty creations with you.

Till next time,
Happy Crafting!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Unicorn Sticky Pad Holder

Hello crafting friends.
It's my turn, today, to share a project using one of the many great svg files from

For my project this month, I made a little gift for my daughter :-).  She's a LulaRoe consultant and if you know LulaRoe, then you know how a Unicorn Sticky Notepad holder is perfect for her :-)

How cute is this? I love that you can personalize the colours of the unicorn. I went for these colours because they match my daughter's business colours :-)
Unfortunately, I cannot get a nice pic that shows that the horn is made of gold cardstock.

Here is a side view. As you can see it has a little stand on the back that keeps it straight up. For the purpose of stability, I used 120 lb cardstock. Mine is from GinaK. as are all the others that I used.

Here is a quick view of the back and how it stands.

As you can see, it is very easy to put together, but if you feel a little lost, Sandy from Simply Crafty SVGs, has wonderful tutorials for each of her files, so help is just a click away :-)

I hope you've enjoyed your visit today.  If you're looking for some beautiful cards, boxes or 3D decor items, please visit Simply Crafty SVGs. There you will find loads of wonderful files available for purchase and a few freebies too :-) While you there, take a few minutes to visit the blog and meet the rest of our wonderfully talented design team.  For your convenience, I have listed all the important links below:

Till next time
Happy Crafting :-)

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Summer Colours at Crafty Gals Corner

Welcome back crafting friends. Our temps here in Pearland are reaching 100 deg F. and I'm quite happy with it.  Yes, I know, everyone feels like they're melting, my plants are all complaining too, but me, I'm as happy as a clam. I love the hot summer weather, especially when I can cool off in our pool :-)

Challenge # 167 ~  Summer Colours

With the hot summer weather in mind, we have a fun challenge for you this week with awesome prizes to be won, generously donated by these wonderful sponsors.

They are ...

Prize: 2 Digital Images

Prize ~ 2 Digital Images

The Cutting Cafe
Prize ~ 2 Sets

Prize ~ 4 Digital Images

I have two cards to share with you this week.

The first one is using an image called Friendship Bear by Createful Heart Digis.

I used a shadow box card design from the Silhouette store to make this card. Yellow chevron cardstock is from Recollections. The white and blue cardstocks are from GinaK. I used copic markers to colour the image. The flowers were made using a couple of different punches from ek. The stamps are from the "Happy Days" and "Good Times" stamps sets by Cardz TV.

The second card can't really get any brighter than this ... it's the Sun Shaped Card by The Cutting Cafe. Isn't it fun? And best of all, the cut files come with an envelope which is perfectly sized for this card.  It also comes with various different sentiments, including the one you see in the photo. I print and cut a clip art image from Google and used that to decorate my sun.  What goes with hot weather and a pool? A pool side drink of course! :-) The Happy Birthday stamp is from the "Let's Party" stamp set by Cardz TV.

 I hope you enjoyed your visit to my blog today, and that I have inspired you to make a project to link to our challenge #167, Summer Colours.  Remember there are four fabulous prizes to be won.  You have until noon, CST, on Tuesday, 19 June 2018, to link your project to the  Crafty Gals Corner blog.
And while you there, take a few minutes to look at what my teamies made for your inspiration.

Till next time,
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Father's Day Blog Hop Winner!

Hello crafting friends. I have no idea what happened to my original post. I promise that I did post on June 2nd and announced the winner, but looking back through my blog, it's just not there!

So here I go again :-)

The winner for the Simply Crafty SVG's Father's Day Bloghop is ...

** Georgia Erhmann **

Congratulations Georgia!
Please email me at to claim your prize.

Once again, crafting friends I'm really sorry about this blogger mishap.
Thank you all for participating in the blog hop. I hope you enjoyed it and got lots of inspiration for your Father's Day cards.

I would also like to say Hello and Welcome to my newest followers!
So glad you stopped by and have joined by bloggie family :-)

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, June 1, 2018

Mother's Day

Oh boy, you're probably thinking that I'm very late sharing my Mother's Day card and you'd be right.  But life hasn't been that easy lately and has taken over most of my crafting time.  I'd still like to share with you the card I made for my mom and my Mother's Day gift from hubby and daughter.

So first onto the card I made for my mom, who is currently visiting us and made Mother's Day  even more special :-)

When I got this Stitch & Do kit (No. 61) and saw this momma swan with her babies (cygnets), it reminded me of my mom.  We are only two children, my brother and I, but my mom always kept us under her wings - safe, loved and pampered. So you see, this image was perfect for the front of my card.  I cut an additional little guy and placed him on the inside of the card. The greeting stamp is from the Cardz TV stamp set called Happy Days.

Now let me tell you about the gift I got from my hubby and my daughter.
I've wanted a fairy garden, for quite a while, to put on my patio. I think they are super cute and fun and a nice addition to the garden. My daughter recently made one to put by her front door and that got me going to make one for myself.  The timing couldn't have been more perfect. On Mother's Day, hubby surprised me with most of the goodies needed to make a fairy garden and my daughter supplied the rest :-)

So here is my little piece of garden whimsy ...


I had such fun putting it all together, and I'm so happy with the way it came out, that I'm already looking forward to my next project - a miniature mermaid lagoon :-) I have the perfect place for it, but it will be indoors.

Well, crafting friends, I hope you enjoyed my Mother's Day post even if it was late.
I have a few more cards to share with you, so look out for more posts to come within the next few days. 

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Non Traditional Christmas Colours

Welcome back crafting friends. It's the first of June so time for another challenge at Christmas Crafts All Year 'Round :-)
Our challenge this month, hosted by the Gingerbread Gals is all about non-traditional Christmas colours :-)

June Challenge ~ Non-Traditional Christmas Colours
Prize ~  please visit the CCAYR blog

I'm a creature of habit, so for me the ONLY colours for Christmas are green, red and gold. And I'll also enjoy the odd blue, white and silver colour combination.  So for this challenge I had to think of other colours and it wasn't easy for me.  But as luck would have it, my SIL who lives in Holland and knows how much I enjoy stitching on cards, sent me another few kits and I fell in love with this specific one which I think fits this challenge perfectly.  After all, green, blue and grey are not the colour combo I would use for Christmas :-)

So, dear friends, what do you think about my non-traditional Christmas colours?
As always, I enjoyed working on these cards. I find stitching on cards very relaxing and it helps pass the time when you have to sit and wait for somebody somewhere :-)
I added little stitched corners to the inside of each card and stamped my Christmas greetings.
The images came with the card kit and are 3 layers thick. In case you also enjoy stitching on cards and would like this kit, here is the information ~ Stitch and Do 65 by Amy Designs, sold by Find It Trading.

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

Crafty hugs,

Friday, May 25, 2018

Father's Day Blog Hop

Hello crafting friends. I'm so excited to be a part of the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog Hop to celebrate Father's Day. I always have the darnest time coming up with masculine cards and since Father's Day is always a day or two away from my husband's birthday, it's like a double whammy for me :-)
Well, if you have problems like me, then this blog hop is especially for you as we take you along a variety of masculine projects just in time for Father's Day!

I used the Desert - Off-Roading svg file from Simply Crafty SVGs and created this box card.

I love the way it came out. I just love box cards :-)

Although they have loads of dimension, they're totally mail friendly as they fold flat and fit perfectly in an envelope. My card size fits into an A7 envelope.

This cut file has a back included for your stamped greeting and personal message.

One of the awesome things I love about using SVGs is that you can play with them and create the same thing but in a totally different way.  Using the same cut file as above, I've created sand dunes this time for my Off-Roading fun. By adding a few elements purchased from the Silhouette store and a few die cuts, I've created a beach scene. This brings back so many wonderful memories. I learnt how to drive on one of these!😁

To find these and other great files visit Simply Crafty SVGs. Thank you for participating in the Father's day Blog Hop featuring Simply Crafty SVGs' files. To enter for your chance to receive a Simply Crafty SVGs' Gift Certificate you must leave a comment and follow the blog. The more blogs you visit and comment on, the more chances you have to win! Contest runs from 05/26/2018 12:00 AM EST to 05/28/2018 11:59 PM EST. One winner from each blog will be awarded a $5.00 gift certificate.  There will also be a  grand prize winner, who will receive a $10.00 gift certificate.  All prizes will be awarded based on all the comments from all the blogs. Winners will be announced on June 2, 2018 on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog.  Please check back to see if you are a winner! 
Here is the list of the participating blogs to help you along your way.

Lena -- You are here!



Make sure you visit each blog and leave a comment so that you have more chances to win 
Also don't forget to visit Simply Crafty SVGs. There are so many beautiful and fun files to admire and purchase. While you're there, you'll also find lots of  free SVG files to try out!
I hope you've enjoyed my two box cards and feel inspired to try some of your own.
Thank you for visiting today.
Till next time,