Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Midweek Magnolias Challenge #167 "Butterflies and Bees"

Good Wednesday morning dear blogging friends!

You know what that means...YES...it's time for another challenge at Midweek Magnolias!!  As always our wonderful sponsor is Magnolia Sweden!  Keeping with the fact that it's glorious summer...we want to see what you can do with "Butterflies and Bees"...now you don't need to have both...I couldn't resist using both though!!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
card base was made using Go Kreate #3600200...
DP is Magnolia...
this sweet heart is "Summer Buzz Tilda" from the Pink Lemonade 2014 collection...
coloured with my copics...
framed with cheesecloth and lace/rhinetones...
closer view...
bow decorated with flower from Wild Orchid Crafts and Tim Holtz butterfly...
this lovely blue flower is from Noor Design...
bee is from Kay & Company...
close up of bee...

And that is my "Butterflies and Bees" card!  Now it's time for you to pay my talented team mates a visit over at Midweek Magnolias...then come on and join us!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Magnolia-licious-Challenge #10 "Anything Goes"
Magnolia Forever-Challenge #54 "Things With Wings"
Love To Craft Challenge Blog-Challenge #11 "Anything Goes"
Noor Design Challenge Blog-June Challenge "Summer"
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge-June 15th Challenge #23 "Anything Goes"

Until next time...thank you for taking the time tis top buy!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!


Monday, June 19, 2017

Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge #119-"Anything Goes"

Hello there my crafty friends!!

I sure hope that everyone enjoyed their weekend!

It's time once again for a new challenge at Scrapbook Stamp Society...AND...it's a SUPER easy one...everyone's FAV..."Anything Goes"!!

I started out with one idea and WELL it MORPHED into something totally different...LOL!!!  So loving the Sherri Baldy "Steampunk" images!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
DP is Maja Design from the Vintage Autumn Basic 6X6 paper pad...
I SO LOVE her chic/funky style...
coloured with my copics...
framed with ruffled tulle...
I thought she'd look cool with some rhinestones added to her glasses, feather, belt, garters and top of the wing...
satin wired ribbon is makes the bow base for some feathers, flowers, charm and chiffon ribbon...
the bottom...
more tulle accented with lace/rhinestones...
tiny feather/flower corner accent...

Boy that was FUN!!!  Now it's time for you to hop on over to SSS and check out the fabulous  creations that my talented team mates have to show you...then come on and join us!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
My Besties International-June Challenge "Anything Goes Option Steampunk"
Crafty Gals Corner-Challenge #127 "Vintage"
Creative Fingers-Challenge #132 "Anything Goes"

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Midway Reminder at Simply Magnolia-June Challenge "Gardens or Blooms"

Good morning dear blogging friends!

WOW!!  We're half way through June already...and that means it's time for the midway reminder at Simply Magnolia!  Our theme for the month of June is a super easy one...it's "Gardens/Blooms"...how easy is that my friends!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
my card base was made using Spellbinders Grand Ovals...
DP is Magnolia...
the sentiment is Rubbernecker...
image is mounted on ruffled tulle...
flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Noor Design...
this little sweet heart is "Tilda with Two Rosettes" from the Special Moments 2013 collection...
masked to sit on a Magnolia bench...sorry can't remember which collection it's from...
coloured with my copics...
close up...
"the blooms"...
butterfly is Memory Box...


And that is my "Blooms" card!!  Now it's time for you to get busy and inspire us with your "Gardens or Blooms" creations!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Magnolia-licious-Challenge #10 "Anything Goes/Option Masking"...Tilda is masked onto a magolia bench
Magnolia Forever-Challenge #54 "Things With Wings"
Paradise of Magnolia-Challenge #56 "Anything Goes"
Crafting With Friends-Challenge #45 "Anything Goes"
Creative Fingers-Challenge #132 "Anything Goes"
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge-June 15th 2017 Challenge #23 "Anything Goes"

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge #147 "A Special Date"

Happy Sunday dear crafty friends!!

I hope that you are all enjoying a most wonderful weekend!

Well we are half way through our current challenge at Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia...so that means it's the "Sweet Magnolia" team's turn to share our "Special Date" creations!  Our sponsor for this challenge is Wild Orchid Crafts!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
my card base was made using Go Kreate die #360028...
DP is Maja Design from the "Vintage Baby" 6x6 paper pad...
this has always been my favourite stamp when doing baby cards...I love this darling stork...
coloured with my copics...
matted on cheesecloth...
the baby die cuts are from Joy Craft "One of a ind Baby" #6002/0638...
double cut using both the card stock and DP paper...
flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts...
close up...
layered bow with pink satin ribbon and cheesecloth...
I added a stick pin and baby tags from the DP paper...
love this darling soother die cut...

And done!!  It was so much fun doing this baby card...now it's time for you to pay a visit over at Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia...then come on and join the fun for a chance to win the Wild Orchid prize or become one of our Top 3!!  It's time for you to inspire US!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
All About Magnolia-Challenge #24 "All About Anything Goes"
Magnolia-licious-Challenge #10 "Anything Goes"
Paradise of Magnolia-Challenge #56 "Anything Goes"
Classic Design Team Open Challenge-June 1st 2017 Challenge #15 "Anything Goes"
Craft-Dee Bowz-June Challenge
Crafting With Friends-Challenge #45 "Anything Goes"
Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog-Challenge #276 "Your Favourite Things"...cheesecloth, ribbon, flowers, stick pin
Stamping Sensations-June Challenge-"Use Your Favourite Stamp"-well hard to choose just one this is my FAV baby stamp!!
The Ribbon Girl-June Card Challenge
613 Avenue Create-Challenge #198 "Anything Goes"

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!




Friday, June 9, 2017

Fussy and Fancy Challenge #189 "Pamper Your Pets"

Good Friday morning dear blogging friends!

Well another week is winding down and it's time for a new challenge at Fussy and Fancy!!  Our wonderful hostess for the next two weeks is Diane...who has chosen "Pamper Your Pets" as our theme!  Hmmm...lots of great ways to create with this one!

I have been wanting to ink up this sweet little Sherri Baldy digi for a while now...the little darling reminds me of the MANY hamsters...YES...THIS IS A MOUSE...BUT...work with me here...that my youngest son had at one point!!!  There's a story here my friends...you see my Nicholas wasn't always an enthusiastic student...if he was interested he was VERY motivated...BUT...if not...WELL...you know what it's like!!  So one summer I had this BRILLIANT idea to engage my son's interest...you see he had a couple of hamsters...both male and in separate cages...SO...I thought...Why not get a female??...let her have a litter of babies and Nicholas chart the progress of their growth, behaviour, etc....he would have to write in a journal every day...WELL...he LOVED the idea...SO...we went ahead with the plan and bought a female (all our hamsters were "Teddy Bear" hamsters...furry little darling)!  So on the day that we first took my oldest son to university...Nicholas and I came home to discover that Mama had given birth while we were away...NOW...something else to note is that my hubby had no idea that we were doing this...we kept all the cages in my craft room which he NEVER went into...SO...we excitedly checked out our new additions...and as we counted them my stomach dropped...I had made arrangements for homes for a few...BUT NOT FOR 14!!!!!  YIKES!!!  I felt SICK...in the end only 8 survived and we only had to keep 2...BUT...now we had 5 cages in my craft room...AND...that was my last "BRILLIANT" idea for spurring on my son's education...LOL!!!!!

Okay so know that you have my life story...

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
DP is "little Darlings"..."Petals and Lace"...
Sherri Baldy image is "Image #154"...




And that is my very LONG WINDED "Pamper Your Pets" post!!  Now it's time for you to check out the beautiful creations that my talented team mates have to show you...then come on over and join us...we'd LOVE to hear all about your pets!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges that I wish to enter:
Crafting With Friends-Challenge #45 "Anything Goes"
Creative Fingers-Challenge #132 "Anything Goes"
My Besties International Challenge Blog-June Challenge "Anything Goes"
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge-May 15th 2017 Challenge #22 "Anything Goes"

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Midweek Magnolias Challenge #166-"Anything Goes"

Good Wednesday morning dear crafty friends!!

It's once again the middle of the week and you know what that means...YES!!...time for another Midweek Magnolias challenge!  For the next two weeks we'd LOVE for you to share your "Anything Goes With a Magnolia Image" projects...our wonderful sponsor is...as always... Magnolia Sweden!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
card base was made using Go Kreate #360020...
DP is Maja Design from the Vintage Summer Basic 6x6 pad...
the butterflies were made using Joy Craft #6002/0322...
this darling image is one of my new ones from my Magnolia subscription...
coloured with my copics...
dusted with Chunky White Frantage...
matted on cheesecloth with some yummy lace tucked underneath...
I made a paper bow out of the same DP...folded accordion style then mounted on wired satin ribbon with some string bows as the base...
decorated with a stick pin and beads, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and Noor Design...

I didn't put a sentiment on it as it's going into my stash for future use!!  Time for you to hop on over to visit my talented team mates at Midweek Magnolias...then come on and join us!!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
All About Magnolia-Challenge #24 "All About Anything Goes"
Magnolia Forever-Challenge #54 "Things With Wings"
Paradise of Magnolia-Challenge #56 "Anything Goes"
Classic Design Team Open Challenge-June 1st Challenge #15 "Anything Goes"
Craft-Dee Bowz Challenge-June Challenge "Anything Goes w/a Handmade Bow"
Love To Craft Challenge Blog-Challenge #11 "June Anything Goes"
Noor Design-June Challenge "Summer"

Until next time...thank you for taking the time stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!



Monday, June 5, 2017

Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge #118-"Anything Goes with the Option of Father's Day"

Hello there dear blogging friends!!

I have some exciting news to share...today is my first post as a DT member of the Scrapbook Stamp Society!!  The challenge for the next two weeks is in honour of the up coming celebration of Fathers...our wonderful sponsor is the fabulous Sherri Baldy!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
my card is a simply 6x6 card...
DP is Maja Design from the Vintage Autumn Basics collection...
this darling little image is called "Bestie Boy" and is mounted on cheesecloth...
close up...
coloured with my copics...
the sentiment is by Hero Arts...
stamped with Stazon onto this chiffon ribbon...

And that is my first contribution to my new team!!  Won't you come on over and join us for some fun and a chance to win some fabulous Sherri Baldy images!!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Crafty Gals Corner-Challenge #125 "Anything Goes"
Crafting With Friends-Challenge #44 "Anything Goes"
Creative Fingers-Challenge #131 "Anything Goes"
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog-Challenge # 98 Boyz Rule!"
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge-May 15th Challenge #22 "Anything Goes"

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!