Thursday, October 1, 2020

DRU-154 - Anything Goes

Hello crafting friends, it's the beginning of the month so that means a new challenge begins today at Dies R Us.


Challenge # 154 ~ Anything Goes
(But you have to use a die sold by Dies R Us)

I love Sue Wilson dies and when I saw these two ...
well, you know how that goes ...

So I put them together, added some mirror cardstock and voila, a set of Christmas cards.






There isn't much to tell you about these cards, other then that they are easy to make and great for mass producing.  On the gold card above, you can see the angel holding a banner. This would be a great way to personalize your Christmas card. You could type the person's name or family name and adhere it to the banner.
The banner and the snowflakes all come with the Angel die set.
Here is the very short list of supplies, and as always, each is linked to the
  Dies R Us store for your convenience.


Thank you so much for stopping by today and sharing a little bit of your day with me.  I hope I was able to inspire you to create a project, and  play along with us at the Dies R Us Challenges for your chance to win a gift certificate to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the 1st and 15th of each month. Visit our challenge blog, where my team mates showcase their creations to give you a little more inspiration.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Pinterest too.

Before I go, I'd like to remind you that Dies R Us' sister store,  Didi Crafts, is now open. It has warehouses located in the USA and Canada.  It has some products that are the same as Dies R Us, but in addition, it carries international dies,  and other crafty supplies for a variety of crafts.  Go take a peek and be pleasantly surprised!

Till next time,
stay safe and healthy!




Wednesday, September 30, 2020

CCAYR - October's Challenge ~ No Tricks, Only Treats!

Hello crafting friends, and welcome to October's challenge at
 Christmas Crafts All Year 'Round


Our challenge this month is No Tricks, Only Treats!

Sounds like this challenge was made just for me ๐Ÿ˜€
 A sweet Christmas, yum!






Crafty Ingredients:
Card design ~ Stitch & Do Kit #
Greeting stamp ~ Cardz TV - Gingerbread Christmas
Doily ~ Recollections

All the gingerbread cookies are more of the real gingerbread colour and not as bright as it looks on the pic.   I thought it would be a good idea to print it all on photo paper, and although it looks very pretty, it was very difficult to photograph. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Now it's your turn to make a Christmas project and come play along with us.  You have till the end of the month to link your project to our blog at Christmas Crafts All Year 'Round

Crafty hugs,

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Lavinia World #36 ~ Tree of Wisdom

Hello crafting friends and welcome to challenge #36  at Lavinia World,
where the theme is always Anything Goes!


Do you remember my fairy post using the Twilight Safary paper pack from Hunkydory?
I loved the vibrant colours so much, that I made another one using a background paper from the same paper pack.  African sunsets are gorgeous, but instead of having the silhouette of the wild, this time we have the silhouette of the tame and magical ๐Ÿ˜€


This card was very easy to put together and didn't take very much time at all.  I love the vibrant colours of the paper just as they are, so all I did was stamp the various images to create my scene, and sponge in the ground.
All this was done using Tuxedo Black ink from Memento. When the card was done, I felt like the tree needed a few leaves, so using Memento Northern Pine ink, I stamped Mini Leaf 1 here and there on the tree, to fill in some spaces.


On the inside, I stamped this lovely sentiment, also in Tuxedo Black ink.  On the side I stamped the Mini Leaf 1 to create a border. 

Now for the list of supplies I used, each linked to the Lavinia World store, for your convenience.





















Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed your visit and will make a project to come play along with us.  Although our theme is always Anything Goes, you do have to use physical stamps, either rubber or clear. 

 NO DIGI stamps allowed. 


The winner of the challenge will be able to proudly display our Lavinia World winner's badge on their blog, and receive a $15 gift certificate to the Lavinia World store.  Lavinia World offers the complete range of Lavinia stamps and papers.  Although Lavinia Stamps is from the UK, Lavinia World is a US based store that ships worldwide.


Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Instagram: LaviniaWorldStore
Join our NEW Anything Lavinia Facebook Group here
 Don't forget to include #laviniaworldstore on your projects and tag us at @laviniaworldstore so we can be sure to see and comment on your Lavinia projects!


 Lavinia World now has a new You Tube Channelwhere a group of very talented designers  bring you how-to videos three times a week.  So be sure to subscribe so you don't miss a single one! 

Also, please note that we are not part of any other entity or Facebook group that carries Lavinia stamps.  ONLY the cards posted to Lavinia World Challenges will be entered into the drawing for the Lavinia World prize. Also note that the gift certificates are ONLY valid at the Lavinia World store

Till next time,
crafty hugs, 



Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Catching up ...

 Hello crafting friends, I hope you are all keeping well.

As I'm sure you've noticed, other than my DT commitments, it's been very quiet from me. Well, of course, there is a reason for that - my daughter dropped a can of paint on her foot and has had to take it easy for the last few weeks.  She didn't break anything, but had to wear a special shoe that in turn caused pain in her knee, hip and lower back. That hobbling around is no fun.  I've been busy trying to help where I can and therefore have had little time to go around visiting with all of you.

She is feeling better and able to walk more, so I'm hoping to be able to come around to look at your beautiful creations very soon.  Until then, crafting friends, stay safe and healthy.

Hugs to all,



Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Dies R Us #153 ~ One for the Boys!

Hello crafting friends and welcome to a new challenge at Dies R Us.


Challenge # 153 ~ One for the Boys!
(Make a masculine project)

I recently purchased a bunch of dies from Marianne Design during the Special Order Sale event at Dies R Us. In case you missed it, the best way to know about these special order sales is to subscribe to the Dies R Us newsletter. These sales only happen every so often, but when they do, you can purchase some lovely dies from overseas companies such as Marianne Design (one of my favourites๐Ÿ˜€), Joy! Crafts, Lea'Bilities, and a few others.

My little nephew's birthday is coming up so I thought this challenge was just perfect for me to get his birthday card done. Got to stop calling him my LITTLE nephew, he's going to be 14!!! Time sure does flies!

So using my new dies, I came up with this card, that I hope is cool for a 14 year old boy!



It was pretty easy to assemble.  I cut out the card base, then all the other bits and pieces and then it was just a matter of putting them altogether, and voila, the card was done.

Making this card, also gave me the opportunity to play with my new mini die cutting machine.  What a blessing! I have a Gemini and constantly fight with warped plates. I really do wish they still sold the Cut 'n Boss. Had it for about 3 years and used the same original plates.  Pretty much the same with my Cuttlebug. But the Gemini, although it cuts beautifully, the plates are really a thorn in my side. So I bought a desktop mini CGull.  It only cuts small dies - up to 3" wide, but for these small pieces it's great, and the crank is really light.  So there you have it, just my 2c. ๐Ÿ˜€

Okay, now that I went completely off track there for a bit, here is the list of supplies I used to make this card, and as always, I've linked each to the  Dies R Us store for your convenience.

Marianne Design - Guitar - Special Order Sale
Marianne Design - Watch - Special Order Sale
Marianne Design - Sneakers - Special Order Sale
Marianne Design - Number Pins - Special Order Sale
Memory Box - Virtuoso Music Scale - no longer available
Here are a couple of comparable dies:

Thank you so much for stopping by today and sharing a little bit of your day with me.  I hope I was able to inspire you to create a project, and  play along with us at the Dies R Us Challenges for your chance to win a gift certificate to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the 1st and 15th of each month. Visit our challenge blog, where my team mates showcase their creations to give you a little more inspiration.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Pinterest too.

Before I go, I'd like to remind you that Dies R Us' sister store,  Didi Crafts, is now open. It has warehouses located in the USA and Canada.  It has some products that are the same as Dies R Us, but in addition, it carries international dies,  and other crafty supplies for a variety of crafts.  Go take a peek and be pleasantly surprised!

Till next time,
stay safe and healthy!



Thursday, September 10, 2020

Lavinia World #35 ~ Oliver

Hello crafting friends and welcome to challenge #35 at Lavinia World,
where the theme is always Anything Goes!


Meet Oliver, the owl...

It's a cold winter's night and Oliver is perched on a log, attentively looking around for the slightest sound or movement as it could mean dinner!!!

Isn't he awesome.  Oliver is from the newest release from Fairy Hugs stamps, as are the Logs.  I turned the largest log into a tree trunk in order to place Oliver in the moonlight

I added a little shrubbery from Lavinia Stamps, by using the Fern Branch and the Snow Shrub images.

I love how Fairy Hugs stamps work so beautifully together with the Lavinia stamps I already have on hand.



Here is the list of crafty ingredients, each linked to the Lavinia World store,
 for your convenience.


Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed your visit and will make a project to come play along with us.  Although our theme is always Anything Goes, you do have to use physical stamps, either rubber or clear. 

 NO DIGI stamps allowed. 


The winner of the challenge will be able to proudly display our Lavinia World winner's badge on their blog, and receive a $15 gift certificate to the Lavinia World store.  Lavinia World offers the complete range of Lavinia stamps and papers.  Although Lavinia Stamps is from the UK, Lavinia World is a US based store that ships worldwide.


Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Instagram: LaviniaWorldStore
Join our NEW Anything Lavinia Facebook Group here
 Don't forget to include #laviniaworldstore on your projects and tag us at @laviniaworldstore so we can be sure to see and comment on your Lavinia projects!



I'd like to remind you that Lavinia World now has a You Tube Channel and a new video design team?  This wonderfully talented group will be bringing you how-to videos three times a week.  So be sure to subscribe so you don't miss a single one! 

Also, please note that we are not part of any other entity or Facebook group that carries Lavinia stamps.  ONLY the cards posted to Lavinia World Challenges will be entered into the drawing for the Lavinia World prize. Also note that the gift certificates are ONLY valid at the Lavinia World store

Till next time,
crafty hugs, 

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Crafty Gals Corner #211 ~ Fall Colours

Hello crafting friends and welcome back to another fun challenge starting
 today at Crafty Gals Corner!  


Challenge # 211 ~ Fall Colours

Our sponsor for this challenge is:

Digi Doodle Studios
Prize ~ 3 Digi Stamps

Using the very sweet and adorable Chef Cinnamon, I created this Twist Easel card.





Crafty Ingredients:

Image - Chef Cinnamon - Digi Doodles Studio
Card base  - Stitch & Do Kit #46
Pumpkin Pie - Silhouette design #159289
Doily - Recollections
Card size - 5.25" x 5.25"

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you liked my card and feel inspired to get crafty and come play along with us. You have until 12:00 pm, CST,
on 13 October 2020, to link your project to our challenge.

Stay safe and healthy!