Monday, December 8, 2014

Cool holidays





 
 Catch The Bug Holiday Chaos Color Challenge 

Another fun snowman digi from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colored with Copic markers.  Background layer was embossed with Snowflakes folder.  Image and background layers were cut out with Spellbinders dies.  Scalloped border cut out with my Silhouette Cameo using a file I designed with the Studio DE software.  Also used Studio G glitter glue, ribbon and Scrapbook adhesive dots to attach the snowman to the card base.

Challenges
Eureka Stamps Challenge - Let It Snow
Come And Get It Challenge - Merry Christmas
Simon Says Wed Challenge - Christmas/Holidays
Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes/ Winter
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Dec - Anything Christmas
Pile It On Challenge #49 - Anything Goes/Holidays
Catch The Bug - Holiday Chaos Color Challenge - I didn't have the exact colors as shown in the photo, so I picked the closest colors of Copics and cardstock that I could find in my stash.  (You can't see it in the photo, but I did use the dark cranberry color to shade the hat band on the edges, so I was able to use all the colors in the photo.)

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Little Snowman



Catch the bug sketch

Another holiday card made with a cute little snowman digi image from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colored with patterns and solid colors in PSE and cut out with Nestabilities dies.  Layered with Scrapbook Adhesive dots onto Kraft cardstock.  Rounded corners on the card were made with a Fiskars punch.

Challenges
Catch The Bug Challenge - Sketch challenge 
Come And Get It Challenge - Merry Christmas
Simon Says Wed Challenge - Christmas/Holidays
Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes/ Winter
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Dec - Anything Christmas
Pile It On Challenge #49 - Anything Goes/Holidays
Pile It On Challenge #49 - Anything Goes/Holidays
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #236 - Embossing - the red and green squares are embossed with dots

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Holiday Snowman Card




I caught the cold bug that's been going around so not much energy today.  Decided to work on a card and postpone painting the dining room until I feel a bit better. This sweet snowman is one of my favorites by Bugaboo stamps.  Colored him with lots of patterns in PSE.  Cut out with Nestabilities dies.  Also used Studio G glitter glue for the snow, snowflake buttons, a yellow button, white twine, yellow ric rak and paper by Doodlebug Designs.

Challenges
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 #36 - See picture of sketch
Simon Says Wed Challenge - Christmas/Holidays
Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes/ Winter
Catch The Bug Challenge - Christmas Chaos - Sparkle and shine - used glitter glue for the snow

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Tropical Santa


I made this card for a friend in Florida.  I love this fun Santa digi image from Bugaboo Stamps.  It's called Tropical Santa Drink. Colored him with Copic markers.  Cut out the saying, image and red background layer with Nestabilities dies.  Cut out the shell and starfish with my Cameo using a cut file from the Silhouette store and a scrap of tan cardstock.  Designer paper is Christmas/Noel from Recollections at Michaels.  

Challenges
Simon Says Wed Challenge - Christmas/Holidays
Completely Christmas Challenge #40 - Christmas/Twist something beginning with a S
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Anything Goes/Christmas
Penny's Papercrafty Challenge #206 - Use your favorite colors - Love the traditional red and green color combination for Christmas.
Catch The Bug Challenge - Stuffed - Use leftover paper scraps 
(Used a scrap of stripped paper, a scrap of Bazzill tan cardstock to cut out the shells and red cardstock for background layer)


Friday, November 28, 2014

Warm Winter Wishes



I was the lucky winner of this adorable digi stamp set called Finn's Scarf from Beccys Place.  It has both colored and black and white images plus fun stayings.  I cut out the image and scalloped background with Nestabilities dies.  Snowflakes are EK Success punch.  Paper is called Dots and Stripes from American Crafts.  The rhinestones on the snowflakes are from Hero Arts.

Challenges
Beccy's Place - A Month Of Holiday Cards
Papertake Weekly - Take your pick (I used sketch #76)
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
Inspiration Emporium - Happy Holidays

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Merry Christmas Ornament Card - 2nd post today




Woohoo, I have 8 more cards to go and I will be done for this year!  As you have probably noticed, I'm using my Cameo a lot this month.   (I am trying to use some of the many cut files I bought but haven't used.)  This cutting file is from the Silhouette store. (see picture above with details from the store)  Other supplies used:  Bazzill Basics designer paper, Neenah white cardstock, rhinestones, silver cord and my Silhouette Cameo.

Challenges
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
Pennys Challenge #205 - Anything goes
Beccy's Place - A Month Of Holiday Cards
Inspiration Emporium - Happy Holidays
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra Nov - Anything Christmas

Snowflake Swoosh Card #2


Here's a slightly different version of the snowflake swoosh card I made earlier this month.  This time I used blue/green smooth and textured white card stock.  And I used pearls instead of rhinestones.

Challenges
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
Pennys Challenge #205 - Anything goes
Come And Get It Challenge - Winter
Beccy's Place - A Month Of Holiday Cards
Inspiration Emporium - Happy Holidays
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra Nov - Anything Christmas

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Holly Time


I love all the cute images from Sylvia Zet at Wee Stamps, but my budget won't allow me to buy all the ones I would like. So I was thrilled to find these precolored images that have 6 on a sheet at Joann's on line store manufactured by The Hobby House.  Also used Spellbinders dies, Snap Color Vibe designer papers from Hobby Lobby, rhinestones, ribbon and snowflakes I cut out with my Cameo.

Challenges
QKR Stampede Challenge #114 - Bling it on
Creative Card Crew Challenge #75 - Stripes
Come And Get It Challenge - Winter
Beccy's Place - A Month Of Holiday Cards
Inspiration Emporium - Happy Holidays
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra Nov - Anything Christmas

Friday, November 21, 2014

Happy Turkey Day





Love this cute turkey.  It's a cutting file from My Scrap Chick.  Cut out the turkey with my Silhouette Cameo using Bazzill card stock.  Background dot paper is from the Snap Color Vibe paper pad.  Oval cut out with Nestabilities Oval die.

Challenges
Glitter N Sparkle Challenge - Cute
Cut It Up Challenge - Let's talk turkey
Jo's Scrap Shack Challenge - Thanksgiving
Craft Your Passion - Pumpkins or turkey
Come And Get It Challenge - Thanksgiving traditions
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Thanks/Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Give Thanks Turkey


This cute little turkey is a digi image from Bugaboo Stamps.  Colored the image with a woodgrain pattern on the sign and solid colors on the rest using PSE. Opened the image in Silhouette Studio DE and used a new card cut file I bought at the Silhouette store to print and cut with my Cameo.  Designer paper is by My Minds Eye.  Also added a pretty yellow bow, Recollections flowers from Michaels and pearls.

Challenges 
Eureka Stamps - Give thanks
QKR Stampede - I'm Thankful for - all the good food on Thanksgiving Day
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Thanks/Thanksgiving
Open Minded Crafting Challenge - Fowl of all kinds
Glitter N Sparkle Challenge - Cute
Craft Your Passion - Pumpkins or turkey
Come And Get It Challenge - Thanksgiving traditions
Catch The Bug Bingo Challenge - Used top row - L for layered flowers and many layers on the card, Players Choice is Ribbon and 2 designer papers.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Merry Christmas



Colored this darling gingerbread gal from Bugaboo Stamps with patterns and solid colors in PSE. Cut out image with a scissors.  Also used Spellbinders dies, lace, twine, snowflakes and designer paper from The Basics Stack by DCWV.  

Challenges
Beccy's Place - A Month Of Holiday Cards
Inspiration Emporium - Happy Holidays
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew Challenge - Stripes = on layer under saying
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra November - Anything Goes Christmas
Catch The Bug - November Bingo Challenge - Top Row - Starts with L = Lace, Players Choice = Twine, 2 designer papers = stripe and dot from DCWV.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Holiday Card #6 for the Caring Hearts Card Drive


This pretty snowflake card cutting file is from the Silhouette store.  It's called Snowflake Swoosh by Samantha Walker.  Cut out all pieces with my Silhouette Cameo using American Crafts and Bazzill textured card stock.  Added a few rhinestones to give it some sparkle.  Will be sending this in the package to the Caring Hearts Card Drive.

Challenges
Beccy's Place - A Month Of Holiday Cards
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
Inspiration Emporium - Happy Holidays
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge - Favorite Holiday
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra November - Anything Goes Christmas


Friday, November 14, 2014

Holiday Card #5 for the Caring Hearts Card Drive





I am trying to learn to use PSE, but I'm really struggling with the program.  I am determined to learn at least the basics of using it with digi images, so I watched a few videos on the internet this morning.   I was able to figure out how to download and install patterns in the program, then color in digi images with those patterns.  I also learned how to add the bottom saying layer by reading Jin's blog at Under a Cherry Tree.  The rest of the card was created in Silhouette Studio DE and cut out with my Silhouette Cameo.  This adorable snowman is a digi image from Bugaboo Stamps.

This is going in the package to the Caring Hearts Card Drive.

Challenges
Catch The Bug Challenge - Show Us Your Food
Beccy's Place - A Month Of Holiday Cards
Cute Card Thursday - Red and Green
Inspiration Emporium - Happy Holidays
A Crafty Mess Challenge - #1 Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra November - Anything Goes Christmas

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Holiday Card #4 for the Caring Hearts Card Drive



Card #4 for the Caring Hearts Card Drive.  Supplies used: Precolored digi image from Dearie Dolls, Recollections Christmas paper, EK Success Snowflake punch, MS tag punch, Scrapbook Adhesive dimensional dots, pearls, twine, image and border were cut out with my Silhouette Cameo.

Challenges
Beccy's Place - A Month Of Holiday Cards
Cute Card Thursday - Red and Green
Inspiration Emporium - Happy Holidays
A Crafty Mess Challenge - #1 Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge - 2 or 4 legs
Creative Card Crew Challenge - Christmas Joy
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra November - Anything Goes Christmas

Holiday Card #3 for the Caring Hearts Card Drive




Card #3 for the Caring Hearts Card Drive.  Here's the supplies I used to make my holiday card:  
A precolored digi image from the House Mouse Triple CD set, Spellbinders dies, white ribbon, Neenah bright white cardstock and Festive Wishes designer paper from Wild Rose Studios. 

Challenges
Beccy's Place - A Month Of Holiday Cards
Inspiration Emporium - Happy Holidays
A Crafty Mess Challenge - #1 Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge - 2 or 4 legs
Creative Card Crew Challenge - Christmas Joy
Craftyhazelnut's Weekly Christmas Challenge - Keep It Flat
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra November - Anything Goes Christmas

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Holiday Cards for the Caring Hearts Card Drive




These are for the Caring Hearts card drive.  They will be given to nursing homes around the country to cheer up the residents who don't have families.  The pretty pine tree precolored digi is by Fred She Said.  So is the torn edge svg cut file I used for the card on the right.  I got these from the FSS store last year, but this is the first time I have used them.  I selected the pine trees because I wanted a card that could be given to either a man or woman.

Challenges
Beccy's Place - A Month Of Holiday Cards
Inspiration Emporium - Happy Holidays
A Crafty Mess Challenge - #1 Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew Challenge - Christmas Joy
Completely Christmas Challenge - #37 Anything Christmas Goes with a twist - use blue
Craft Your Passion Challenge - Something beginning with a b - bow, bling, button, blue
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra November - Anything Goes Christmas

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Thinking of you


Trying out a new Calligraphy print and cut file I found at the Silhouette store.  Flowers were cut out with a retired Stampin Up punch.  Added pearls to the centers of the flowers and a dotted bow.  Image is mounted to the card base with dimensional dots.  

Challenges:
Simon Says Challenge - Thinking of you
Whoopsidaisy Challenge - Add a sentiment
A Crafty Mess Challenge - Anything goes
Delicious Doodles Challenge - 109 Remembrance/Thinking of you
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge - Bingo - Used black row - Free, ribbon, pearls, black/white, circles

Monday, November 3, 2014

Moowy Christmas To You

 



Love this cute digi image from Bugaboo.  Colored the cow with Copic markers.  Cut out image, background layer and tag with Spellbinders dies.  Scalloped border cut out with my Cameo. Designer paper is Aspen Frost from Basic Grey. Image mounted to card base with Scrapbook Adhesive dimensional dots.

Challenges
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch 218
Catch The Bug - November Anything Goes
Whoopsidaisy Challenge - Add A Sentiment
Glitter N Sparkle Challenge - Anything But Square
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Christmas Candy


Saturday, November 1, 2014

So Doggone Sorry


Our poodle Doolin has a puppy pal a few doors down called Bella who is a small white Yorkie.  He always stops by her house during his walks to say hi to her.  Well last night Bella's mom dressed Bella up in a costume and came by our house for Trick or Treat.  Doolin got spooked out by Bellas costume and starting growling and barking then ran away. Then Bella got spooked and took off for home.  I didn't get a chance to give her a treat, so I made this little dog biscuit box as a peace offering from Doolin to say "I'm sorry for growling at you Bella"   Hopefully they will make up and be best buds again.


Challenge
613 Ave Create - Anything goes with the option of bags, tags, boxes etc
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Snowman Card



These darling little snowmen are from the Bugaboo store.  Colored them with copics and cut out with a scissors.  Added Stickles to the bottom for the snow and gems on the centers of the snowflakes.  The snowflakes are a EK Success punch, designer paper from my stash, embossed layer is a embossing folder called Sledding.  Mounted the tag to the card base with Scrapbook Adhesive dimensional dots.

Challenges
Catch The Bug Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting For All Seasons Challenge - Tag It
Simon Says Challenge - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties Challenge - Polka Dots
Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Razzle Dazzle
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
Penny's Papercrafty Challenge - Anything Goes
Holly Jolly Christmas Bingo - Ribbon, Rhinestones and Die Cuts
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra Nov - Anything Christmas


Monday, October 27, 2014

House Mouse Step Card





Another card made with a image from the House Mouse Triple CD set.  This image is from disk 3 under the tree ornaments.  Cut out the step card and tiny snowflakes with my Silhouette Cameo using files I found at the Silhouette store.  Also used pearls, swiss dot ribbon, a snowflake button and Scrapbook Adhesive dots to attach the scallop circle to the step card.  The card is pure white in real life, but looks ivory in the photo.  Tried to edit it with PSE, but when I lightened it the image faded out so this is the best I could do.

Challenges
House Mouse And Friends Challenge 181 - White On White
Love To Create Challenge 139 - More Than One Fold
Allsorts Challenge 282 - Christmas
Gruffies And Guests Challenge - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Christmas

Happy Halloween Flip It Style Card








Love this fun trick or treating Frankenstein digi.  I found it at the Dearie Dolls blog last year.  Also used my Sizzix Scalloped Square Flip die, Studio G bat punch, Bazzill cardstock and my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the image and saying.  Sorry about the poor quality photos.  I always seem to struggle with taking photos of green cards and after many tries this is the best I could do.

Challenges

Whimsy Inspiration Challenge - Anything goes
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Treats
Love To Create Challenge 139 - More than one fold
Cut It Up Challenge - Purple, orange, lime, black
Glitter N Sparkle Challenge 108 - Halloween
Whoopsidaisy Challenge - Halloween
Craft Your Passion Challenge - Trick or treat - Give me something good to eat
C.R.A.F.T Challenge 282 - Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Another photo of Doolin


My mojo is on vacation, so I thought I would share another photo of our little poodle.  He really has it made.  Roast chicken for lunch, a dog biscuit for dessert and a nap after.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Pumpkin Kitty


This is one of my favorite Halloween digi images from Bugaboo.  Colored the kitty with Copic markers.  Other supplies used: Spellbinder dies, buttons, ribbon and twine.  The green background layer is a scalloped circle die cut that I cut in half and centered behind the candy corn paper.

Challenges
Catch The Bug - October Theme Challenge - Fall
ABC Challenge - V is for Vibrant
Whimsy Inspiration Challenge - Anything goes
Craftin Desert Divas Challenge - Halloween
Pile It On Challenge - Use 2 or more die cuts
Crafting For All Seasons Challenge - Buttons and bows
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Color Coordinates
Aloha Friday Challenge - Dies or punches
Simon Says Monday Challenge - O is for - the month of October and the color Orange

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Hope you have a Purr-fect Halloween...



Cut out the easel card shape, blue layers, fence, moon, bats and spider web corners with my Silhouette Cameo.  The cat hiding behind the pumpkin is a digi image by Dustin Pike.  Colored with Copic markers.  "Purrfect Halloween" saying is a stamp from Penny Black, cut out with a Spellbinders die and mounted to the blue layer with Scrapbook Adhesive dots.

Challenges
Catch The Bug Challenge - October Anything Goes
Crafting For All Seasons Challenge - 87 Too Cute To Spook
Whimsy Stamps Challenge -76 Anything Goes
Glitter N Sparkle Challenge - 105 Anything with a B - Blue and black cardstock and bats
Creative Card Crew Challenge - 72 Black Cardstock

Saturday, October 4, 2014

House Mouses Playing In The Leaves


This is sketch 55 from Papertake Weekly Challenges


Another fall card made with a precolored digi image from the Joanna Sheen House Mouse Triple CD set, Prima flowers, buttons, ribbon, Scrapbook Adhesive dots, glue dots, brown thread and Notable designer paper from My Minds Eye 

Challenges
Catch The Bug Challenge - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Sketchie Free For All - I used sketch 55
QKR Stampede Challenge - 107 Anything goes
Whoopsidaisy Challenge - 2 or more designer papers
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - 197 Use 3 or more patterned papers
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Transport it - the leaves are transporting the mice

Monday, September 29, 2014

House Mouses picking apples




We finished 2 coats of paint on the kitchen and Dale had to run out to Sherwin Williams to pick up more so I had a bit of free time to make a card.  I used a fun apple picking image from the House Mouse Triple CD set.  Paper is from My Minds Eye.  Also used white ribbon, a red button tied on with twine and Scrapbook Adhesive dots to mount the image.  

Challenges
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
Catch The Bug Challenge - Photo inspiration
Whoopsidaisy Challenge - 2 or more designer papers
Gruffies And Guests Challenge - Anything Goes - Option Fall
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Something old, something new
The something old is the button, something new is the House Mouse image.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Some new pics of Doolin



I finished sewing new curtains for the kitchen and started painting the walls.  Looks like it's going to take 3 coats to cover over the old color completely.  UGH...   I won't have time to work on cards until it's finished, so instead of posting a card, I thought I would share some pics of our miniture poodle Doolin. The old groomer we used has left the shop, so Doolin had a new lady groom him.  She put these cute little bows on his ears, but they only lasted about 10 minutes after he got home.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Happy Fall




This cute little gal is from Great Impressions.  I colored her with Copic markers, then cut out the image and border with Nestabilities dies.  Stitched all layers with sewing machine.  Mounted image to card base with Scrapbook Adhesives dots.  Paper, ribbon and tag from my stash.  I used Sketch Saturday 327 as my inspiration but added the image above the border, the ribbon on the right side and a few glossy pebbles as accents.

Challenges
Whoopsidaisy Challenge - Colors of Autumn
Crafty Girls Challenge 26 - Anything Goes

Sunday, September 7, 2014

You make me smile

 

This cute turtle is a digi image from Bugaboo stamps.  Colored with Prismacolor pencils.  I cut out the image and scalloped background with Nestabilities dies.  Paper is called Snips and Snails from Doodlebug.  Mounted image to card base with Scrapbook adhesive dots.

Challenges
Catch the Bug Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Girls Challenge 26 - Anything goes
Clear It Out Challenge - Anything goes for both
Pile It On Challenge 36  - Pencils - colored image with Prismacolor pencils

Monday, September 1, 2014

Have a doggone great day













I need to restock my birthday card stash and thought these darling pups from Paper Pretties would be perfect to use.  I colored the scene with Prismacolor pencils and blended the colors with a eraser.  Designer paper is from the Notable pack by My Minds Eye.  Also used Spellbinders dies and EK Success punches.

Challenges
Brown Sugar 109 - Anything Goes
Sister Act 72 - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 274 - Animal/Pet
Incy Wincy Designs - Cute Critters
Robyn's Fetish 227 - Use A Digi
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
2 Cute Ink 112 - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties Challenge 326 - Birthday
Craftin Dessert Divas Linky Party - Anything Goes
Love's Rubber Stamps - 2 or more patterned papers
Papertake Weekly - Sketchie Free For All - Sketch 68 turned on it's side
Catch The Bug Challenge - End of Summer - Use bling, the color teal and die cuts/punches.
Pearls for the bling, there's teal on the designer papers, and die cut image/scalloped background layer, punched flowers and corner.


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Have a micey nice day!





Here's a quick card I made with a precolored image and papers from the House Mouse CD set.  Also used Nestabilities dies, pearls and Scrapbook adhesives foam squares to mount the image and the printed saying.

Challenges
Stella Says Sketch 213 - Turned sketch sideways
The Crafters Cafe Challenge 77 - Square cards only


Saturday, August 23, 2014

I'm back....



Can't believe it's been so long since I posted on my blog.  Decided to take a few days off from the renovation work on our house to do some crafting this weekend.  This little pup is a digi image I got a few years ago from Dustin Pike.  Colored with Copics.  Stitched designer paper to card base and zig zag stitched the saying to image.  Mounted image with pop dots, then added Prima flowers and pearls.

Challenges
Simon Says Monday - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion  - Use 3 patterned papers
Clear It Out - Both the stash and theme are anything goes
Penny's Paper Crafty  - Christmas, Children or Critters
Crafty Girls -  Anything goes