Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Crafty Gals Corner turns 3!

Welcome to the Crafty Gals Corner 3rd Blogiversary!! We are so excited for you to join in the fun this week as we celebrate three years of friendship, fun, and of course challenges! To help us celebrate we have TEN amazing sponsors who have blessed us with some amazing images, and are offering prizes. 

Challenge # 155 ~  Anything Goes

Our wonderful sponsors for our celebration are:

All Dressed Up
Prize: 2 Digital Images

Prize: 3 Digital Images

Prize: 2 Digital Images

Prize: 1 digital image

Prize: 3 Digital Images

My Besties
Prize: The following 3 images

Prize: $20 gift Certificate

Prize: $15 Gift Certificate

Sparkle N Sprinkle
Prize: $15 Gift Certificate

Prize: 1 Bundle of your choice - no combo packs

Isn't it a wonderful list of sponsors? I have four cards to share with you.

My first card uses Beer Background Papers and Beer Mug from Dr. Digi.

The card base is from a pack of 50 of  6.5" x 5" from Recollections.  The white and black cardstocks are also from Recollections.  Inside stamp is called Good Times and it's by Cardz TV.

My second card is made with the Winnie Winterland Polar Friends image from Polkadoodles

I started off with a 5.5" x 5.5" card base from Recollections and turned it into a twisted easel card.
Then I designed the snowflakes around the edge of a piece of navy blue linen cardstock.
I used snowwhite and silver embroidery floss but was a little disappointed with the results as I feel there isn't enough contrast between the two. 

I coloured the image using copic markers and then stamped tiny snowflakes to represent snow falling.
This is what the card looks like when flat and ready to mail.

On the inside, I also continued with the tiny snowflakes and stamped the sentiment using a stamp from Christmas Sayings by  Creative Expressions. I punched out a snowflake, using MS punch, several times and stacked them to give me an adequate stopper for the easel part of the card.

For my third card, I used Easter Chicky image from Sparkle 'n Sprinkle.
As you know by now, I enjoy using pre-coloured images and this was one of them.
Isn't this the cutest little chick?

The base of the card is Silhouette design number 75800.
I used the pre-coloured chicky image and added the greeting to the half of the cracked egg.

I cut out the pre-coloured swag of flowers and adhered it to the base of the egg.
I went over them with Wink of Stella clear pen and added a gem to centre of each flower for a little something extra.

I enlarged the half cracked egg and cut it out. Then I stamped my Easter sentiment on it.
This stamp is from the Cardz TV Easter Punnies stamp set.  I also cut a bunch of the flowers to fill up the black space on my card.

And last, but not least, here is my fourth card made with the very cute Rory Ski Slopes from Lacy Sunshine.

Recipe for this card:
Card base - 6.5" x 5" - Recollections - White
Cross Stitch Semi-Circle Dies - Unbranded Dies
Ice Skate die - Marianne Designs
Snowmen Border die - Cottage Cutz
Trees die - Marianne Designs
Christmas Greeting die - Cheery Lynn Designs
Snowflakes - MS Punch
White & Navy cardstocks - Recollections
Snowflake Paper - my scraps drawer

Well, that is it from me today, but before I go, I would like to share the list of our designers. Should you get lost along the way, you can always come back and see where to go next.

Lena ~ You are here!

And of course, when there is a bloghop, there is blog candy to be won :-)
I will send a surprise package of crafting goodies to one lucky friend who leaves me some love on this post. I would love for you to become a follower of my blog too, but it is not necessary to be entered in the draw. I will pick a winner next Tuesday, 2 January 2018 and announce it on the very first Crafty Gals Post of 2018 which will be on the 3rd of January.  International entries are welcome and will be entered in the draw but instead of a package of goodies, you will receive a gift certificate to an online store.

  I hope I have inspired you to make a project or two and join in our celebration fun.  You have till noon, CST, on Tuesday, 2 January 2018 to link your project to the Crafty Gals Corner blog.  As we come to the end of 2017, I want to wish you and yours a very Happy New Year and thank you for your friendship and support.



  1. All of your cards are gorgeously colored and bright and cheerful! What a way to celebrate with a beer. lol! Great inspiration.

  2. You know I love visiting you Lena!! Your cards are always beautiful, inside and out!! Hope you are ok xx

  3. What an amazing collection of stunning cards!

  4. Omygosh! You have been busy! They are all great!

  5. Hello wonderful Lena!! What fabulous cards you've created, and such great sponsor prizes up for grabs!!! Love that beer mug card! You've set my creative juices alight! Merry Christmas Lena, and Happy Blogiversary!

  6. Very Great
    Hugz Kali

  7. Gorgeous cards, Lena, but yours always are!
    Em xoxo

  8. Your cards are super adorable! I love them all very much.­čśŐ❤️

  9. Your fabulous cards are just jaw dropping. All of them are perfectly designed, laid-out, colored and stunning. I think the contract between the snow white & sliver embroidery floss on the "Winnie Winterland Polar Friends" card is wonderful, it's just enough of a contrast so neither color stands out more than the other.

  10. Wat een prachtige kaarten. Allemaal heel verschillend. Ik ben helemaal weg van de Polka Doosdles digi's,

    Groetjes, Astrid.

  11. WOW - your cards are WONDERFUL, inside and out Lena!
    LOVE them all, with your beer mug being my favourite :)

  12. Fab cards love the beer cards great for guys and love the others with the decoration inside and out something I should try and do more of thanks for sharing and happy blogaversarry.

  13. You never cease to amaze me with your cards, Lena! They're beautiful! Inside and out...I always have trouble with the inside of the cards! xxx

  14. Happy Birthday for your 3rd Blogiversary! Many thanks for the amazing inspirations all over the years!
    Hugs, Silke from KartenKram

  15. wow, amazing cards and great design!
    hugs xx

  16. Amazing creations! I love the papers and the images are super cute!

    Happy new year and best wishes
    Kleido’s BastelSt├╝ble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives (#13 – Anything Goes + Blog Hop)
    *DT* Die Sketchtanten
    *DT* Die Traumfabrik
    *GDT* ITD’s Creative Playground

  17. Wow, these are all amazing!! I love the designs of each one!! I'm so happy to be visiting after a small blog break for the holidays!! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and I wish you a healthy and happy 2018!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  18. Great, great and great again.
    You did a great job!!!!!


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