Monday, March 13, 2017


Sisters birthday  

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #184 For a Special Woman, Girl or Mother's Day  
Sally is hosting the challenge today, and the theme is For a Special Woman/Girl or Mother's Day as it's Mothering Sunday on 26th March if you are in the UK, 

We would like to see your cards for that Special Female in your life. and it would be nice if you shared with us who your creation is for.

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it's for a Special Female.
Please remember our 15 total challenge rule!

Stamp: Digital two for Tuesday I made this card for my sister's birthday  as the image  reminded me of a picture I have from our childhood of us holding hands.  The dresses do not  align  as we are not quite that old (had to get that in haha). More from my mothers time I think.  My elder sister, what would I do without her, She has been such a rock, always there for me, helping me, holding my hand in time of troubles, celebrating my  special days etc.
 Special Indeed!.

The die cuts are from my stamping buddies treasure cove and I don't know the name or brands. The large ovals are Spellbinders for sure.

1. Allsorts Challenge: Week 406 - Ladies and Girls
2. Crafty Calendar March Challenge  Mum's Day or Special Female
3. Crafting with Friends #38 Anything Goes
4. Creative Corner Challenge:  'Girly Fun"
5. Jo's Scrap Shack: Fun Day Friday Challenge #179 ATG
6. Simply Papercraft:  Challenge 44 Anything Goes
7.  Crafting with an Attitude: #25 Anything Goes
8. Crafty Girls Challenge #34 Anything Goes
9. Crafty Gals Corner: #113 Polka Dots and/or Stripes

Friday, March 10, 2017

Birthday for a Little Guy

A birthday card for a little grand nephew  using an adorable 'Bugaboo' stamp called 'Theodore - Birthday Sign'.  I colored the image with a combination of Copics and Prisma Colour markers, added three balloons  punched out from two borrowed 'no  brand name' punches . and  that was basically it. The background was  three layers of cardstock and a punched border.   The first layer was dry embossed with  a heart folder.

 My first March birthday card will shortly be in the mail. Yaay!

Won Top pick at Outlawz Twisted Thursday challenge!

Won a Top Three Placement aty Digital Delights by Louby Lou


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Hockey Player

Birthday card for a Great Grandson who loves hockey and especially the Calgary Flames. I tried to tie some of the  Flames colours into the card. Hope he enjoys it.

I am entering this card into the Kenny K Progressive Challenge on Facebook.  You can enter with any Kenny K image and receive the 'freebie'  they are giving away for that challenge.  I choose this fun image called 'Hockey Player' , coloured him with Copics and  Prismacolor Markers then used a sketch from the 'Cheerful Sketches Challenge' blog   for the layout.


Monday, February 27, 2017

Swingin' By

Crafty Cardmakers challenge #183 :

Judy is hosting our challenge today and the theme is ' GO GREEN'. We want to see lots of green on your creations in honour of St. Patrick's Day which is on Friday 17th of March, or you could make a St. Patrick's Day card. Anything you care  to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it is mostly green or has a St. Patrick's Day theme.

I am in need of boy/man cards so have decided to do my best to make more masculine cards! I need to have some  on hand for those those moments when I really don't have time to make a card!  This seems to get more  frequent all the time:O)!   The corner  pieces were made by embossing brown cardstock with the same embossing folder used for the green background piece. I then cut out four bamboo  leafs and  glued them to the card corners. Some bakers twine  and brads were  used to finish it off.


Saturday, February 25, 2017


Kenny K Progressive Challenge - Facebook. You can enter with any Kenny K image and receive the 'freebie'  they are giving away for that challenge.  I choose this fun image called 'Skate Chick', coloured her with Copics and used the Mojo Monday sketch of the week for the layout. I die cut the sentiment letters  from a Tattered Lace's  alphabet die set, glued it onto a tag from a Spellbinders 'Back to Basic Tag' die cut, and adhered it onto the card base with a black brad. The gear is from a Tim Holtz thinlits die set called Gearhead.The banner is from a Stampin Up Framelits die set. I finished it all off with some red white twine.

I will be using this for a belated Birthday Card..

1. Brown Sugar Challenge #239 Anything Goes
2. Colour Crazy Craft Challenge: Week 8 - Anything Goes
3. Crafting with Friends:Challenge 37 Anything Goes
4. (100) Club Kenny K on Facebook
5. Crafts and Me Challenge February Challenge
6. Mojo Monday Sketch 485

Friday, February 24, 2017

Outlawz Progressive Challenge - Feb 2017

Outlawz Progressive Challenge. The image this month of February 2017 is a Bugaboo image called "Friend Flower Doodle'.

I used "Stickles' to colour the flowers  & the leaves and  Liquid Pearls on the butterflies. I used a Stampin' Up embossing folder called Square Lattice for the white strip on the panel behind the image square. The edging on the bottom of said square is from a Martha Stewart punch  which I cut in half to give me a smaller edge.  The design at the top of the card are some  left overs of the punched out ovals of the edging punch..

That was that, very easy and I quite like the result. It is going to one of my oldest and dearest friends, for no reason, just because!

1. Outlawz Progressive Challenge February 2017
2. Brown Sugar Challenge: #239  Anything Goes
3. Crafting with Friends: Challenge 37 Anything Goes
4. Creative Fingers Challenge: #125
5. Jo's Scrap Shack: Challenge #177 Anything Goes
6. Simply Papercraft: Challenge 44 Anything Goes
7. Morgan's Art Challenge #4 For the Ladies

Monday, February 13, 2017




Crafty Cardmakers, Challenge #182 Add Some Texture                       

Card must contain textures, you can interpret this how you like, either embossing, heat or dry, texture paste, fabric etc.                
My first attempt at Fun Foam Faux Leather. I was introduced to this technique by a dear friend and fell in love with it. Here is the link to the You Tube video that she gave me.  As usual the card looks much better IRL than as pictured. Thanks for the help J.B.

Stamps: Stampin Up moose from  their Moon Lake stamp set
Sentiment also from Stampin Up 
Sentiment die cut: Spellbinders  Shapeabilities 'Grommet Tags'
Feathers die cuts/paper  
fun foam