Thursday, January 18, 2018

Happy Birthday

Two digi stamp companies, Bugaboo and Scribbles Designs, are celebrating their birthdays this month, so happy birthday to both. This card's for you.
I used a tent-topper style card, and it was a great way to show off this cute patterned paper -- it's shiny and has glitter, which makes it fun but harder to photograph.

I'm entering these challenges:

Catch the Bug 8th Birthday Bash, day 1 -- bold and bright
Scribbles Designs #61 -- birthday blowout
Word Art Wednesday #318 -- anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- use patterned paper

Monday, January 15, 2018

Reindeer love

Love this prancing reindeer die from Hampton Arts.  The antler paper is from a stack I got at Michael's, probably in 2016. I've never found a use for it before, but I thought it was fun as a background for the reindeer.

This card is for these challenges:
ABC Christmas -- A is for antler
CRAFT #450 -- Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #368 -- creature
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- patterned paper
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -- use patterned paper
Word Art Wednesday #317 -- anything goes

Friday, January 12, 2018

Snow and one layer

Of all the snowman images I have, I think I like this little From the Heart guy the best. He's colored with pencils and, as always, I used Wink of Stella to make the snow sparkle. That Polaroid frame comes from a packet of random stuff I picked up at a yard sale. I think it makes a fun accent to the card.
This card is for these challenges:
CRAFT #450 -- Christmas
Pattie's Creations #142 -- Fun in the snow

Mrs. A asked us to make a one-layer card for the current Butterfly Challenge. I very rarely do one-layer cards, but I was feeling up for the challenge. I created the colored strip by masking and sponging on various pink inks, then stamping over it with a background stamp. The butterfly stamp is from an SU set up picked up at a consignment sale, and it's a NBUS. I restamped it about six times and still didn't get the solid image I wanted, so I'm not sure if there is something wrong with the stamp or if I just haven't figured out the stamping platform yet.

This card is for
Butterfly Challenge 92 -- one layer, ultra pink
Word Art Wednesday 316 -- anything goes
Catch the Bug -- anything goes

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Flowery thanks

It's time for the first challenge of the year at If You Give a Crafter a Cookie. This time, I am the "sponsor," (so to speak)  and I will be sending out a grab bag of ribbons and fibers to the winner of the draw. It could be you, so just create and link up a project inspired by the cookies.

For my card, I was inspired by the fun prints on the cookies. I wanted to display this lovely flowery printed paper, and I paired it with a thank-you die-cut. I added a few clear sequins for sparkle, and some yummy gold ribbon.

I am entering these challenges:
Time Out #100 -- "Thankful"
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -- use patterned paper.
Catch the Bug -- anything goes
World Art Wednesday #316 -- anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Ppatterned Paper Challenge --  use patterned paper.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Things with wings

I found a new technique at SCS this week.  I think they called it a bridge card, and some of you have probably already tired it, but it's new to me. This is a fun card because it's an easy fold, it uses up snippets of patterned paper, and you are left with a relatively small area to decorate, so it's pretty fast.
For this card, I used several coordinating snippets from an old Cosmos Cricket stack.  The bird is a Tim Holtz die, which I cut from a snippet of light blue and sponged to suggest an Eastern Bluebird. The sentiment is embossed and from The Alley Way stamps.

The bird card is for these challenges:
Pixie's Snippet Playground #313 -- use snippets
SweetPea Mix It Up #38 -- anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #314 -- anything goes
CRAFT #447  -- anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge -- anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned paper Challenge -- use patterned paper.

I also made a card for Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge. She lets the butterflies have the month of December off and invites the fairies and sprites to visit.  My fairy stamps are kind of old, and this card does have a hint of yesteryear going on. The stamp is from Fairie Song, colored in pencils. The background is white-core paper I embossed and sanded (or actually scraped since I didn't have any sandpaper handy). Yellow grosgrain ribbon and some felt flowers finish it off.

Sunday, December 17, 2017


I just think this image is so fun. (I have had cats that attacked the Christmas tree or the ornaments hanging on it before, and I realize it's not fun when it's happening...)
The image is a digi from Sami Stamps. It is colored with pencils, with white Wink of Stella adding some sparkle to the Christmas bauble.  The image is cut with a Nesties oval, which was edged in SU Forest Foliage ink by running the edge of the oval over the ink pad. The sentiment is from Hampton Arts.

This card is entering these challenges:
Craftyhazelnut Christmas Challenge #364 -- anything Christmas
Craftyhazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra -- anything Christmas
Kraftin Kimmie #411  -- critters
Cuttlebug Mania -- Christmas
Simon Says Monday -- Christmas
CRAFT #446 -- Christmas
Word Art Wednesday #313-- anything goes
Winter Wonderland -- anything Christmas

Thursday, December 14, 2017


It's time for another challenge at If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (our last challenge for the year).  The prize this time is digi images from Fabrika Fantasy. 
To play along, just create a project inspired by the cookies and link it up.
For my card, I used the technique that goes by names such as Triple Play. (I like this technique because it's quick and easy but looks impressive.)  I used a variety of different snowflake stamps and topped it off with a little baker's twine.

My card is entered in this challenges:
Crafty Sentiments -- snowflakes
Catch the Bug -- naked stamping/no coloring
Winter Wonderland - - anything Christmas
Simon Says Stamp Monday -- Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #363 -- anything Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra -- anything Christmas
Word Art Wednesday #312 -- anything goes
CRAFT #446 -- Christmas