Friday, April 29, 2016

A Beautiful Mess Challenge - April 29

Welcome, Peeps, to the second challenge for A Beautiful Mess.  Since we are just starting out (our first challenge was March 25), you may want to take a look at the site and enter a card.  It is always Anything Goes.  This month our sponsor is Fabrika Fantasy.  I chose to use Happy Lion.  It comes in a pre-colored and outline image.  I used the pre-colored image printed on photo paper.  The die cuts are from two Miss Kate Cuttables files - Cactus and Hard Day's Work (the rock).  The clouds are a die from Sweet 'N Sassy.  The card base is done with Recollections cardstock.  Once again, my Cameo wad very busy for this card, printing and cutting the image, the cactus and the rock.


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Outlawz Wednesday Challenge 4/27

I'm almost sorry to see this month end.  I have really been enjoying using the images by the sponsor for The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge. Art by Miran.  I just love her images.  This one is called "Anyone for Tea."

I turned the sketch one-quarter turn to the left to use this tall image.  The cardstock is from Recollections. Ribbon is from American Crafts.  I found the bling butterflies in the dollar (now $1.50) bins at Michaels a few years back.  The photo doesn't show it, but they are a very pale light blue.  The die cut is a Spellbinders Die.  The letters are from a sheet of letters I have had for several years.  I guess I should find a challenge that uses old materials from your stash and enter it.  The ribbon, bling and letters all are ancient as supplies go.  I printed and cut the image with my Cameo and colored the image with Copic markers.  Then I added Glossy accents to the bow and teapot.  I popped the image onto the purple layer using 3M Foam Tape.

Challenges entered:
Addicted to Stamps   AG
Fresh Brewed Designs  AG
Simon Says   AG
The Crafty Addicts  AG/Ribbon


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Get Well

My very dear friend of over 30 years has been diagnosed with cancer.  I made this card today to send her.  She is my biggest fan when it comes to liking my cards.  I hope she likes this one.


Materials used:
Stampin Up' cardstock
Scrap of dp from my stash
Hunkydory gold embossed foil
Really Reasonable Ribbon
ODBD dies
DeeDee's Digis Cup of Joy

Challenges entered:
Creative Moments  AG
Inspiration Destination  AG
Lemon Shortbread  AG
Retarte  AG

The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge 4/20

These Wednesdays seem to roll around too fast.  It seems like I just posted last Wednesday's challenge and here it is time for another challenge.  Well, continuing this month, the sponsor for this challenge is Art by Miran.  This image is called "Olivia."

Materials used:
Stampin' Up cardstock
Recollections cardstock
Authentique 6x6 Blissful
Unnknown bling, rick rack
Copic markers
Wink of Stella glitter pen

Inspiration Destination  AG
Simon Wednesday Challenge  Girlie
The Crafty Addicts  AG

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Just Because

This adorable image from Art by Miran is the image for Art by Miran Progressive challenge for April.  I printed and cut the image using my Cameo and then cut the card base using a Silhouette file.

Materials Used:
Recollections cardstock
Neenah Solar White cardstock
Recollections 6x6 Vintage Glam DP
Doily from supermarket
Copic markers
Prima Flowers
Nuvo Crystal drops
Want2Scrap bling
Bo Bunny chipboard
Technique Tuesday sentiment stamp

Crafting for All Seasons Tic Tac Toe
Fab 'N Funky  Girly and Pretty
Fresh Brewed  Flowers
Inspiration Destination  AG
The Paper Shelter   Flowers Everywhere
Stampavie and More  Springtime
The Crafty Addicts   AG/Girly
Art by Miran Progressive Challenge  Image

Edited 5/18:  Was in Top 3 at Crafting for All Seasons


The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge 4/13

Wednesday again.  Time for the sketch challenge at The Outlawz.  I really liked the sketch this week and will probably use it a lot more.  Our sponsor for this month is Art by Miran.  Hop on over there and check out her fantastic images.

Materials used:
Recollections cardstock
Stampin' Up cardstock
Bo Bunny Rose Café Collection 6x6
Want2Scrap bling
Copic markers
Wink of Stella Glitter pen
Gelly Roll Metallic pens
Creative Expressions Die (bow)
Little B Circles die

Challenges entered:

Craft Your Passion  AG
Crafting for All Seasons   Tic Tac Toe (girly, digi stamp, flowers)
Fab N Funky  Girly and Pretty
Fairy Tale stampers  AG
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge  AG
The Crafty Addicts  AG/Girly


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

With Sympathy

It is time to replenish my stash of sympathy cards.  This image and saying from From The Heart proved perfect for this.  It was a little difficult to photograph because of the silver foil paper.  It took several tries to get this one.

Stampin' Up cardstock
Neenah solar white cardstock
Hunkydory embossed silver foil cardstock
Copic markers
Wink of Stella glitter pens


From the Heart Progressive  image
Crafty Sentiment Designs  AG
Lemon Shortbread  AG
PaperMinutes  Ribbons
Retarte  AG
Tuesday Throwdown  die cuts

Monday, April 11, 2016


I just finished another folded book.  I am really having fun making these even though they are very hard on my eyes.  I'm  hoping after the eye surgery, I will be able to see a lot better and be able to have more fun doing the craft things I so enjoy.

I used a lot of materials for this book.  The cross and leaf die cuts are Our Daily Bread and Spellbinders.  The flowers are Recollections and Wild Orchid.  The butterfly is a Frantic Stamper die. The words are Elizabeth Craft dies.  I used Walnut Stain distress ink to highlight the word.  The bling is Bling on a Roll from Walmart.  I also used Nuvo Crystal Drops on the butterfly body.  The ribbon is from a prize I won on The Outlawz.  The designer paper is from Heartfelt Creations.

Cradt dee Bowz  Use handmade bow
Whoopsi Daisy  Butterflies and Flowers
P.S. added 5/11/16  This won first place at Craft Dee Bowz

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Gear up, It's Baseball Time

Just poking around the challenge blogs this morning.  I found the ones below and created a card to go along with the themes. 

I used Sketch #142 sketch from Mojo Monday.  One of my Facebook friends (Pam Tetreault) had posted the measurements so it made it easy for me to create this card.  Why not check out her site.  She has some really great cards for inspiration.

Materials used:
Recollections cardstock
KaiserCraft 6 1/" paper pad - Technologic
Cardstock scraps from my stash
Cuttlebug Polka Dot embossing folder
Tim Holtz distressing tool
Sentiment stamp unkknown
Image from 2CuteInk
Copic markers
Silhouette Cameo to print & cut image


613 Avenue Create AG/Masculine twist
Dare 2BArtzy  Polka Dots
One Stitch at a Time  Distressing
Robyn's Fetish  Add Sentiment
Crafty Friends  For a Child
Digi Designs  Embossing
Ellibelle's Creative Moments  AG/something colored
Aliciabel AG or Spring
Mojo Monday #142  sketch
2 Cute Ink  AG

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch Challenge 4/6

It's Wednesday and that means the sketch challenge is up at The Outlawz  The sponsor for the entire month of April is Art by Miran.  I used "Stephanie Brings Gifts" for my first card.

Bo Bunny Rose Café cardstock
Recollections Glitter cardstock
Recollections lace
Unknown flowers
Copic markers
Nuvo Crystal Drops

Challenges entered:
Inspiration Destination   AG
Digi Choosday   AG
Lemon Shortbread   AG

Monday, April 4, 2016


The April Progressive Challenge at the Outlawz is up and running.  This image is from SheepSkeDesigns.   It is also available with "Mum" as the word. 

I used mostly scraps and old stuff from my stash.  The pattern paper is from Basic Grey.  I had just enough to make the corners.  The doily is from Michaels and has been in my possession for a number of years.

Dream Valley  Girlie
Melonheadz   Flowers
Lawnscaping  Flowers
Crafting from the Heart   AG
Craft your Passion AG
Our Crafty Corner  AG
The Paper Nest Dolls   AG

Friday, April 1, 2016

CHNPP Challenge May

The beginning of the month means it's time to check out CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge for the May Challenge.  Can you believe it's the first of May already?  I sure can't.

I found this card shape in the Silhouette Store and decided that I really needed to try it.  It gave me a slight problem at first because they don't give you directions how to put it together.  Once I figured it out, it was a piece of cake.  

Materials used:
Core'dinations cardstock
Basic Grey cardstock
Recollections flowers
Want2Scrap bling
Verses Rubber Stamps sentiment

Challenges entered:


CrasftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - April

I fell in love with the quilt pattern designs when I first saw one last year.  I found some more at Gina Marie Designs last month.  I bought three more.  They are so much fun to do even though they take a little bit more time placing each of the pieces in the frame.  I discovered with this one that if I cut a square of 4x4 Sookwang tape and place the frame on it, it makes it much easier to put the small pieces in.  They stick nicely.  I cut the die four times and then mixed and matched the pieces for each square.

Materials used:
Gina Marie x4 Quilt Block, Flower Burst Stitched Panels
Adhesive backed cardstock that I've had forever and no longer know who makes it
GP110 cardstock
American Crafts cardstock
KaiserCraft 6.5x6.5 Hidden Treasures Paper Pack
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Cheery Lynn Designs Mini Fanciful Flourish Right die

Challenges entered: