Sunday, July 12, 2020

Candy Cane Bear

Yesterday was a coloring day for me.  I'm getting ready for the Christmas in July Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps that starts next week.  This week their challenge is Bear With Me.  It just so happens that the last digi I colored was this cute little bear.
 I used ProMarkers and pencils to do the coloring.  I have had my Berry Red marker at least 8 years.  With all the coloring I do at Christmas and Valentine's Day, I can't believe it is still working!
I Love ProMarkers Challenge #414 - AG; option Christmas in July
Catch the Bug Challenge - Bear with Me 
Shopping Our Stash Challenge #424- Christmas in July 
Aud Sentiments Challenge #225 - Christmas with a Sentiment
Crafty Catz Challenge #514 - AG; option Christmas 
My Time to Craft Challenge #436 - Christmas in July 
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #498 - AG; option use some red 
Allsorts Challenge Week #580 - Something beginning with "B" ( brown bear )
AAA Cards CAS Game #169 - Made in Minutes; option Christmas in July

Don't forget....

Friday, July 10, 2020

Guy Birthday

After I finished yesterday's card, I should have cleaned up the paper scraps a little better.  Today when I walked by the table, those darn scraps spoke to me.   One thing led to another and before long I had made this card.  It will be perfect for my grandson's birthday next month.

Papers are KaiserCraft; Stamps are CTMH
Inside die cut from MFT      
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Moving Parts (I'm hoping that cute googly eye counts.) 

BTW, in celebration of their 11th Anniversary Tuesday Morning Sketches has really awesome prizes  for 6 lucky crafters.  If I wasn't on the Design Team, I'd be entering!  

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Llama Thanks

After being out and about most of the day, but unable to nap, 
I relaxed at my craft table. 
Using scraps on my table, I put together this Thank You card.
The stamps are from CTMH 
and the scrap papers are from a KaiserCraft Gypsy Rose paper pack,
all on a kraft card base.


Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge #562

It's Tuesday, 
which means I have a card for
to share with you.
Tuesday Morning Sketches 

This week we are using the very first sketch that appeared for the very first Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge 11 years ago.
Look familiar?

There is a box in my stash labeled matching patterned paper pieces, full of sandwich bags with dribs and drabs from various paper packs.  Each bag has the name of the paper pack and the ink colors that match the papers.  This particular group of papers I have used, sadly now retired, is called Magical from CTMH.   
It is a really fun paper pack deserving of an equally fun card.

The little camera was cut on the cricut.
Stamps are from CTMH.

I hope you'll play along  
this week at
Tuesday Morning Sketches 

It would be lovely if you had the time to visit the blogs of my TMS teammates and leave them a virtual hug, too.

Krafty Chicks Challenge #513 - Stamp Act (I used a CTMH stamp for the sentiment and frame) 

Monday, July 6, 2020

Summer Birthday DTC#61

Hi there!  Welcome to my blog.
This morning I sat down at my crafty dining room table to make a card for the newest Double Trouble Challenge.
They have a Tic Tac Toe Puzzle Challenge 
to get you started
and are partnering with Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.
 I needed one more birthday card this month, which gave me a theme.
I almost forgot to mention that Twisted Sister would like to see a lot of bling.
 Keeping all of that in mind, I started to make my card.
I always look around my table first to see if there are any scraps I can use.  There sat a pile of fabric scraps, leftovers from some masks I've been making.  I picked up a piece of material with pretty summer daisies on it and proceeded to put together this card.
I think I'll send the mask along with the card.
It has a pretty green fabric lining and is reversible.
My friend will like it, I'm sure.

Double Trouble Challenge #61 - TicTacToe Puzzle (I used the middle column, summer, flowers, die cut balloon and frame, punched butterflies.) /Bling/also entered  CIC#497
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #497 - Flowers with Pearls/Sequins
613 Avenue Create Challenge #235 - AG option of Sentiment as the Focus
Allsorts Challenge #579 - Summertime 
Alphabet Challenge - G is for Glitter and Gems
Aud Sentiments Challenge #254 - Summer + a Sentiment
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Bright and Cheerful
Crafting Happiness Challenge #56 - AG option of Things That Fly (balloon and butterflies)
A Place to Start July Challenge - Flowers

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Christmas Gate Fold

The sketch from the Stella Says Sketch Challenge works perfectly for a gate fold card.  I just turned the gate fold on its side.
What do you think?
 The bugaboo image is colored with markers and Wink of Stella.
Today I am entering these fun challenges: 
The Paper Players Challenge #498 - Fun and Fancy Folds
Jingle Belles Challenge - Stars and/or Stripes Forever
Dare 2B Artsy Challenge -  Christmas in July


Saturday, July 4, 2020

Send A Smile 4 Kids July Challenge

The theme for the July Challenge at 

Follow SAS4Kids on Facebook!
is Christmas in July
or Anything Goes 4 Kids.
We'd love it if you would join the fun!

Here's a very easy CAS card I made with the help of the
Rudy Reindeer digital image from 2 Cute Ink.
I colored Rudy with pencils, added some glitter gel on the snow, and placed the snowflake die cut in the corner. 
I hope you'll enter this month's SAS4K Challenge
Cards entered in the challenge do not need to be donated. 
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #75 - Anything Christmas Goes 
ABC Christmas Challenge - N is for No Fuss  
Digi Doodle Studio Challenge #29 - Christmas in July 
Die Cut Divas July Challenge - Christmas in July 

Thanks so much for stopping by!