Friday, April 29, 2011

good news

I think this is my first round card.  Not as easy as I thought it would be.  All made from my stash.  The Digi Image is from Meljen's Designs.  The bling from Darice.

It fits the following challenges;

365 Cards - Day 56 - Big Announcement = “Good News”.
CCEE Stampers #1117 - Add a Butterfly to your card.
Digi Doodle #56 - Anything Goes.
The Crafty Pad #118 - This week’s theme is CIRCLES.
Mojo Monday - Sketch.
The Pink Elephant TPE98 - Color Scheme.
Robyn’s Fetish - Our challenge this week is 1 2 3 RECIPE - 1 image - Light Bulb, 2 printed papers - Green Dotted and Pink Flowered and 3 embellishments - Three Flowers.
Stampin’ Sisters in Christ #86 - Make a round card.
Stamptacular Sunday #109 - Create a card that has at least FIVE layers!

Christmas Glitter

Yes, I got up at 5 AM to watch the wedding, my third. My first, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip was on the radio as we didn’t have TV then. I watched Prince Charles and Princess Diane and now Prince William and Princess Catherine. Will I be around long enough to see the next one?

Anyhow, to the card I made today. A Christmas Card, done on Sparkle Paper by Best Occasions Glitter Paper . The Santa image is recycled from an old Christmas Card. The rest of the card is made from things in my stash.

It fits the following challenges;
365cards - Day 60 - Sparkle and Shine - I used glitter paper.
AI Factory #078 - Anything Goes.
Created by Hand - Ribbon.
Party Time Tuesdays PTT#13 - Anything Goes.
Tuesday Throwdown - Add Brads or Eyelets to your artwork.
Totally Papercrafts #64 - Glitter.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


A clean and simple card.  I made the spirella circle.  The bling is by Darice. All the paper is from my stash.  The "Thinking of You" stamp is from "Stamps Happen".

It fits the following challenges;
365 Cards  - Day 57 - Say it with subtlety.
Ooh-la-la Creations #78 - Aqua, Bling and Sentiment.  


The saying on this card - "Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you'll land among the stars."  The balloon digi is from Heart Song Designs. The balloon has been paper pieced.  All the paper and the thread is from my stash.
It fits the following challenges;

365 Cards - Day 55 - Super Sketchy Sunday.
Delightful Sketches - Paper Piecing.
Little Red Wagon #77 - Clouds.
Party Time Tuesdays PTT#13 - Anything Goes.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Yellow Lady

A Mother's day card made from things in my stash.  The Lace circle was cut with a Nestibility.  The digi image is from Digital Tuesday.  
 It fits the following challenges;
365 Cards - Day 51 - Card Recipe challenge! Ingredients - 4x4 card - Twine - 3 Buttons - Stamped image -1 piece of patterned paper - Sentiment.
Alphabet Challenge - We want to see yellow as the main colour on your work.
Lollipop Crafts #36 - Vintage.
Magical Monday - MONOCHROMATIC - Yellow.
Sketch and Stash - Sketch #20.
Stamping Vacation - Monochromatic Creations Challenge - Yellows.
Suchins - Create projects with a girly theme. 

Sunday, April 24, 2011


Again used up scraps from my stash.  The Happy Easter stamp from the Dollar Bin.  The Colored eggs are from party confetti.   A craft fuzzy ball for the tail.

It fits the following challenges;

4 Crafty Chicks #34 - EASTER.
365 Cards - Day 54 - Make a Card for "Some-Bunny".
Cinspirations #108 - This week we want to see some Pets / Animals on your projects!
Crazy 4 Challenges - This week's challenge is to create an Easter card.
Fun at Fairy Knoll - This week is the our challenge is Easter.
Paper Play #16 - Easter Time
Polkadoodle #16 - Three Patterned Papers.
Sassy Studio Designs - Lets be inspired by by this time of the year and use pastel colors.
Sketch Saturday #152 - Sketch
Sweet Stampin’ - "Easter. 

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Pink Woman

The digi stamp is from Digital Tuesdays and was colored with watercolor pencils.  All the paper and card stock is from my stash.  The bling is by Darice.

It fits the following challenges;

365 Cards - Day 53 - Ad Inspired - I used the color scheme.
Anything Challenge - Pink and Brown.
Cooking it up with Katie #58 - This weeks ingredients are: Flowers, a Lady and a little(or a lot of) Pink.
Just-Hanna-stamps - Pink and Brown.
Secret Crafter - Pink, cream and brown.
Stamorjupin' B's - A Mother's day card.
Totally Gorjuss - Bling it on.


This was interesting, trying to fit the 365 Card challenge into the Stamping 411 Sketch.  It finally worked together.  Everything from my stash.  The birds and butterflies were cut with the Cricut.

It fits the following challenges;

365 Cards - Day 52 - Spring Cleaning - 1) 2 pieces of patterned paper you've had for at least a year - The spring pattern and the pink. 2) Something - anything that you've had for as long as you've been scrapping (this can even be a tool) - The edge punch was my first punch. 3) Ribbon that you've had for at least 2 years.
Frosted Designs - We would like to see you use birds and/or butterflies on your card.
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Springtime!
PaperCutz Challenge - Color Scheme.
Stamping 411 - Sketch.
Pixie Dust Studio  # 71 - "Spring Forward!" 

Sassy Christmas

All made from my stash.  The digi stamps is from Sassy Studio Designs.

It fits the following challenges;

One Stitch at a Time #58 - " Make it Sassy".
Shelly;s Images - Show Us What You Got.
Truly Scrumptious #55 - 'Vintage'.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Purple Flowers

This was an easy card, I love using flower soft.  It all things from my stash.  The Circles were cut with Nestibilities.  The sentiment is a sticker from my stickers from the Dollar Store stash.  I never thought these colors would work, but they seem to be OK.
It fits the following challenges;

365 Cards - Day 49 - Opposites Attract - two colors that you just DO NOT use together - Blue and Purple.
Claudia and Company #80 - Make a CAS {clean and simple}.
Craft Your Passion - This week's challenge You've been spotted-use dots.
Created by Hand - Create art using the theme , “Circles”.
Pals Paper Arts - Sketch
Paper Sundaes - This week our challenge for you is to use texture on your creation!
Stamp with Fun - This week we have the theme Birthday.
Stamp with Sarah Kay - This week we have a great theme Birthday.
Stamping Vacation - No! No! Challenge - No Black Ink.
Top Tip Tuesday #30 - OPEN CHALLENGE .
Tuesday Throwdown - Add polka dots to your artwork.
Your Next Stamp - This week use texture on your creations - Flower Soft.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Hoppy Easter

A happy fun card, all made from scraps.
It fits the following challenges;

The Crafty Pad #116 - EASTER.
Crazy Amigo - Easter.
Die Cut Dreams #87 - It's Easter Time!
Easy Craft Project #36 - We would like you to create a card, based on EASTER!
I Did it Creations - Our challenge for this week is EASTER.
Penny’s Challenge #51 - "EASTER".
Suchins #52 - This weeks challenge is "All Things Adorable" - The bunnies.


Layered punched flowers - a good way to use up bit of scraps. All paper and card stock from my stash.

It fits the following challenges;

365 Cards - Day 50 - Blog Inspired.
AI Factory #77 - Flowers in Bloom.
CRAFT Challenge #99 - Flowers.
Digital Tuesday #107 - Pretty Punches.
Woodware USA #23 - Die Cuts/Punches.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


The embossing was done with Cricut’s “Birds and Swirls”. The ribbon and all the paper and card stock are from my stash.
It fit’s the following challenges;

365 Cards -Day 48 - Super Sketchy Sunday - Sketch.
Kaboodle Doodles #63 - Thoughts of Spring/Easter.
Picture Perfect Creations #6 - EASTER.
Simon Says Stamp - Emboss it.
Stamp-n-doodle - Our challenge this week is EASTER!
Stempeltraeume -The topic this week is: "Easter".
There She Goes - TSG103- Monochromatic Magic choose one or more shades of one color along with ONE neutral color to use in your creation. - Purples and White.
Totally Gorjuss #76 - No patterned Paper.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


A layered card to celebrate spring. The digi image is from Sassy Studio Designs.  All the paper is from my stash.  Her wings have glitter on them and her dress was paper pieced.  The layered flowers are homemade.
It fits the following challenges.

Crafty Creations #114 - Paper Piecing.
Cup Cake Craft - # 138 - Lots of Layers.
Pixie Dust Studio - The theme is to "Say It Out Loud!" Include a sentiment on your card.
Sundays with Crissy #16 - Spring Is In the Air.
Sweet Stop Sketches SSS#104 - Our spin, which must accompany the sketch is "Winged Things" - Butterflies and Pixie.
Totally Papercrafts #62 - Springtime.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Egg Easel

Another Easter Card.  This one was fun.  The bunny was painted with Pearlescent Paints and is up on pop dots.  The little eggs are from party confetti.  The Greeting say "Happy Easter"  but doesn't show up well in the picture.  All paper and card stock is from scraps.
It fits the following challenges;

365 Cards - Day 46 - Fancy Folds - Easel Card.
Belli Challenge #115 - Eggs/Bunnies
C.R.A.F.T# 98 - Easter.
Delightful Sketches - Easter.
Just-Hanna-Stamps #90 - Easter.
Little Red Wagon - Easter!
Simply Create #41 - Egg-tra Special Challenge All about those eggs!

Gift Card

This card comes in handy at Christmas Time.   I made up several last year.  All made with card stock from my stash.

It fits the following challenges.

365 Cards - Day 47 - Fancy Folds Gift Card Holder
Alphabet Challenge- X for Xmas.
Bah-humbug Christmas #15 - Christmas Stockings.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Tea Party

This card took me a while to get the folds just right.  I finally got it.  The picture is a digi from Nina May at There's Magic in the Air.  The paper and decoration are from my stash.

It fits the following challenges;

365 Cards - Day 45 - Fancy Folds - Triangular Tri-Fold Card
Ai factory -We would like to see your projects with some animals living it up!
Crafty Catz - Furry Friends.
Digi Doodle - STRIPES.
Dutch Dare - Fancy Fold.

Geisha girl

I love oriental themes and really enjoyed doing this card.  The cherry Blossoms and the Butterfly were cut on a Criciut.  (Cartridges used are "Pagoda" and "Walk in my Garden.").  The Stamps across the bottom on embossed.   All paper is from my stash.  The Geisha picture is from Print Shop.  The two top butterflies are pink, but they are metallic and are showing up dark on the picture.

It fits the following
365 Cards - Day 44 - Fancy Folds Double Stair Step Card.
Fantabulous Cricut - Spring Fling! Make a Cricut project that is Springy and uses Pink, Green and Yellow. -  The cherry blossoms are symbolic of spring.
Flutterby Wednesdays - Use soft pastel colors!
Gingersnap Creations -  Geishas.
Lollipop Crafts # 34 - All Girl!
Stamping Vacation - Animal Applause Challenges - Any creature associated with a Cocoon. - Butterflies.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Little Women

Again a digi from Digital Tuesday. I really love their stuff. Everything is from my stash.

It fits the following challenges;
365 Cards - Day 41 - Super Sketchy Sunday
ABC Challenge - S is for Sugar and Spice.
Anything Challenge - PEARLS We would like to see lots and lots of gorgeous pearls.
By the Cute and Girly - So we want to see anything cute and girly.
Claudia and Company #79 - Monochromatic - Purple.
Cooking it up With Katie #57 - 1 image - 2 Patterned Papers - 3 Embellishments.
Craftypad # 116 - SPRING IS IN THE AIR.
Digital Tuesday Challenge **Little Women** Simply make a card using a female image.
Rainbow Lady #147 - 'Lilac Wine' Interpret the title however you wish - colors.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Pop up bunnies

A Pop up Card for Easter. Everything is from my stash. The Pink Cardstock is Cor-dinations Gemstone cardstock. The pink bunnies were cut on a Cricut. Their eyes are bling by Darice. Stickers are from the Dollar Store.

It fits the following challenges;

365 Cards - Day 42 - Fancy Folds Pop-Up - Make a pop-up card of any kind.
Anita be stampin’ABS #16 - Anything Goes.
Crazy Challenge CCH # 62 ~ "Easter”.
Paper Cutz #86 - Make a card using a … Cricut cut image of a bunny, etc.
Pollycraft Challenge #88 - Easter.
A spoonfull of Sugar # 147 - All creatures great and small anything to do with animals/pets.
Tuesday Throwdown - Our challenge to you this week is to add Sparkle and Bling to your artwork. There is bling as the bunnies eyes.

Step Bunny

This was an easy and fun card. The tutorial for it is at OWH Stars and Stamps. The stickers are from Mrs. Grossmans, Hallmark and Dollar Store finds. Paper from my stash.

It fits the following challenges;
365 Cards - Day 43 - Fancy Folds Accordion Card 4.18
Ooh-la-la-creations #77 - Happy Easter.
Stars and Stamps - Show us your Steps!
Papertake Weekly - the theme is Truly Dimensional, So no flat allowed.
Pink Elephant - TPE97 - "Easter" .
Stamping Vacation - Occasion Oasis Challenge - Easter.
Trimmies Craft Challenge # 97 - Animals/Pets.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Lady Bugs

The digi picture is From Bugaboo Stamps - “SCENEIT Ladybugs”. It is colored with four mediums. The black spots on the ladybugs are embossed with black and their bodies are colored with water color pencils. The grass and leaves are colored with water color markers. The Daisies are painted with Yasutomo Pearlescent paints. The bling is from Darice.  The twine is from Scrap Club.

It fit’s the following challenges;

365 Cards - Day 40 - Clever Coloring - Use 4 different methods for adding color to one image
Bugaboo Stamps - We want you to use 4 or more layers on your cards and projects!
Dutch Dare DDCC  #107 - Spring has Sprung.
Frosted Designs - This week we are asking you to use BRADS on your cards - Brads are in the center of small flowers.
If the Shoe Fits FF#74 - Spring is in the air.
Paperplay - "Critters Galore".
Shelly's Images - Flowers (especially daisies), Bling and/or stitching.
The Sweetest Thing #112 - Sketch
Wee Memories #51 - "Tangled Up". We would love to see any projects this week using twine.

Saturday, April 9, 2011


A quick and easy card for someone in the armed services.  The thank you is embossed. The balloon in the center is up on pop dots.   Everything is from my stash.
It fits the following challenges;
365 Cards - Day 35 - Up in the air - At least 3 things that are "up in the air".
Crafty Ho's Challenge #93 - Sketch

Chicks on a string

A fun card - the chicks pop up when the card is opened.   The chicks are from Mrs. Grossmans,  the rest of the materials are from my stash.
It fits the following challenges;
Everybody Art #136 - Easter.
Fussy and Fancy - A card for a child.
Let’s Ink it up - EASTER CREATIONS.
Meljen’s Designs - Create a card that is EASTER INSPIRED!
Polkadoodle # 13 - No Printed Backing Papers.
Raise the Bar - HEY CHICK! We want to see cute little chicks on your cards.
Secret Crafters Saturday - Our feathered friends.
Stamp with Fun #105 - The theme "Easter".

Friday, April 8, 2011

April Showers

Lots of punched things on this card. The Lacey stripe is a rub on from Tulip.  Everything is from my stash.
It fits the following challenges:
Crafts 4 Eternity - Picture colors - inspiration.
Crafty Calendar - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Crazy Challenge CCH #61 - Just Add Flowers.
Fresh Brewed Designs -  Create something with FLOWERS.
My Sheri Crafts #51 - APRIL SHOWERS.
Tuesday Throwdown - Create a card incorporating a Spring theme.


The top half is done in the Faux Pressed Flowers technique. I learned this from Split Coast Stampers. The bottom part is Spellbinders, Shapeabilities - "Contemporary Hearts". Everything else is from my stash.

It fits the following challenges;

365 Cards - Day 39 - Inspired by the Sponsor - Heartsong Designs.
ABC Challenge - R is for Ribbon.
CCEE stampers CCEE1114 - Add a Doily die - The Shapeability.
Clean and simple stamping. - Sketch
Crafty Catz - #77 - Embossing.
Cinspirations - #106 - Punches and dies.
Daring Card Makers - Draw a Bird Day If you really can't face drawing your own bird then I will allow stamped or paper pieced birds as well.
Little Red Wagon - Color Scheme.

Thursday, April 7, 2011


Nothing like relaxing in a hot bubble bath - my favorite place.  The only thing missing is some soft music.
The Digi Image is from Paper Cup Cakes Stamps. The card stock is from Core'dinations.  The papers are from Paper Pizazz.  Bling by Darice. 
It fits the following challenges;
365 Cards - Day 37 - Pure Contentment - Deep in a bubble bath.
Claudia and Company #79 - Monochromatic.
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - "April Showers" which means we would like to see water on your cards,
Paper Play Time CH#42 - Anything Goes.
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes with something new. -  The Mouse Friend Picture is new.
Sunday Sketch and Stamp #50 - sketch.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Happy Birthday

A quick card made from my stash.  The Flower was cut with Sizzix dies and machine.  These papers, button, ribbons were all in a set I found at Big Lots real cheap.  The set also had matching brads.  I don't remember the brand name.
It fits the following challenges;
365 Cards - Day 36 - Color Scheme.
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes.
Crafty Pad #115  - Flowers
Reasonable Ribbon - Punches or Dies and Ribbon - Flower made with dies, and green ribbon.
Tellen's Place - Embossing - The Happy Birthday.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Glitter Birthday

Lots of bling and glitter on this birthday card.  Glitter Cardstock (Green) is from Best Occasion - Glitter Paper.  The daisies are painted with Folk Art Glitter Paint "Gems".  The bling is from Darice. Other papers are from my stash.  As I can't find a glue that will stick to the glitter paper so I sewed the flower picture one. 
It fits the following challenges;
365 Cards - Day 34 - Sketch
Belli Challenge  - We would like to see sewing, I sewed the picture onto the green.
Daring Card Makers - Flowers of the month of April - Daisy or Sweet Pea. 
If the Shoe Fits FF #73 - Sewing.
Party Time Tuesdays PTT#10 - Elegant Birthday Card.
Stamping Vacation - Embellish It Challenge - Use Glitter.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Floral Birthday

A girlie birthday card.  Made from Cardstock  by Core-dinations "Gemstones."  The white circle was cut with Shapeabilities " Pendant Contemporary Hearts"  The bling is by Darice.  The DP is from American Girl Crafts".  The glitter paint on the flower is Folkart "Gems".  Other things are from my stash.
It fits the following challenges;
365 Cards - Day 30 - Mix and Match - Products from 5 different manufacturers (listed above).
Bugaboo Stamps - Anything Goes.
Charisma Cards #13 - We'd like to see Bling and Sparkles.
Cooking it up with Katie #55 - Shimmer, sparkle and Shine, Finish with bling, pearls, anything that sparkles.
Frosted Designs - A project with bling on it.
Lexis Creations - project containing Monochromatic
Perfect Picture Creations - Color scheme.
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays - Sparkle, bling or shimmery gems, all three are used.
Stamping 411 - Sketch
Stamping Vacation - Pick 3 challenge, 1- A circle, 2, Star Brad, and 3, anything pink.


This card is for my grandson's birthday.  It is a tri-fold window card.  The boat is quilled.  All made from things in my stash.
It fits the following challenges;
365 Cards - Day 33 - Boy Oh Boy - A Masculine card with a touch of pink, the flag is pink.
Card Inspiration #105 -  Cards for men.
Creative Card Crew - For a child.
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Make a card for a child.
Stamping Vacation - What A Guy Challenge - A Masculine card with a boating theme.
Totally Paper Crafts #60 - One for the boys.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Tired Bunny

"Holidays can be exhausting even for a bunny".  This is a Center Step fold card. The digi image of the bunny is from Bee-Crafty Blogspot.
354 Cards - Day 32 - April Fools - Make a funny card.
Aly's Sunday Challenge - ASC39 - We want to see Bunnies.
Bee-Crafty #49 - Easter.
Crafts and Me #28 -  Use Yellow.
Creative Cowgirls. - The theme of spring or Easter.
Moving Along with the times #92 - More than one fold, but not an easel card.
Paper Cutz #85 - Make a card for Easter.
Stamping Vacation - Sticky Situation - Use Easter Egg sticker.


This is a birthday card for a friend who does a lot to help animals.  The cat picture is made with 5 layers.   Made with things in my stash.
It fit the following challenges;
365 Cards - Day 28 - You inspire Me -  I am inspired by how much my friend does for the animal rights causes.
One Stitch at a Time  #56 - Something in 3D. 
Robyn;s Fetish #49 - Anything goes.
Southern Girls - Put an animal on your project - the cat.

Saturday, April 2, 2011


A spring themed card with a quote from William Wordsworth.  Made from my stash.  The Daffodils and butterfly were cut on the Cricut.  The edge trim is Martha Stuart's Butterfly Punch.  The yellow circle around the quote is from Nestabilities.  The Daffodils in my neighborhood are looking sad in the snow.
It fits the following challenges;
365 Cards - Day 31 - A Piece of Poetry.
All Sorts #60 - Blooming  Blossoms.
Case Study #33 - Sketch
CCEE Stamper CCEE 1113 - No Buttons, Buckles, Bows and Brads.
Fun at Fairy Knoll - Whatever.
Kaboodle Doodles #60 - "Spring has Sprung!"
Pals Paper Arts PPA #87 - Punches - Butterfly Edge.
Pixie Dust Studio #68 - Theme "Fluttering Wings" Butterfly.
Secret Crafter's Saturday #128 - Butterflies, one a Cricut cutout and the other on the edge trim.
Shelly's Images -  Use At least 1 punch.
Stamping Vacation - Start Here Challenge - Use a Nestabilities.
There's Magic in the Air - Colors - Green, Pink and Yellow.