Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Bugaboo Bingo & Colony Cards 2/21/2017

The pile of Easter cards I am making for SAS4K is growing.  It occurred to me that many of them feature Bugaboo Digi Images and I have yet to enter the February Bingo Challenge at Catch the Bug.  So, this card was made with their Bingo Challenge in mind.
Image is Egg Tulip Bunny from Bugaboo.

I'm hoping this closeup shows the glittery shine on the egg and bunny.

Catch the Bug February Bingo Challenge (using middle column: bugaboo image, red, sparkle)
Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge - Easter/Spring Cards 4 Kids
Allsorts Challenge #403 - Anything Goes 
QKR Stampede Challenge #231 - Anything Goes or add some Sparkle or Bling

Here are the cards from today's card class:

Linda's cards:


a fun step card

Joan's cards:

Oh my, did I get purple ink on my fingers!

Debossed the card front and filled in the igloo lines with black marker and the snow with a glitter pen.

 I'll miss these ladies when we head home next week.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Mojo Monday with New Stash Items

The 2 Mojo Monday cards I am posting today utilize some items that are new to me, and were no longer needed by others. In the last week I visited a flea market, stamp and card sale, and a swap.
The animal stamps, ombre ink pads, and the zig zag pastel paper are all recent acquisitions.  Plus, I recycled the gray and white baker's twine, which had been tied around a stamp set I got in the mail.

Craft for the Craic Challenge - 2 of something (Bunnies)
Allsorts Challenge #403 - Anything Goes

Have a glorious day! 

Sunday, February 19, 2017

My favorite card from Saturday's crop

When I finished up my work at the crop I attended yesterday, I had completed 18 Easter cards for SAS4K.  That may seem like a lot in less than 3 hours, but I had colored and cut all the pieces before hand and was basically gluing things together.  It's much easier to chat and craft that way.
This card was my favorite:
You might need to tilt your screen, or your head, to see the tiny hearts embossed on the dotted background paper.  But no matter how you look at it, the photo just didn't capture the wonderful sparkle on the fairy wings of the bunny from several coats with the CTMH clear shimmer brush.  Sorry.  
The darling digi image, Bunny Ears, is by A Day For Daisies, while the sentiment stamp (Feb SOTM) and papers are from CTMH.  I used a combination of copic markers and the new watercolor pencils from SU to color the image.

Challenges I am entering on this beautiful sunny day include:
Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge - Easter or Spring Cards 4 Kids 
Allsorts Challenge Week 403 - Anything Goes 
Pile It On Challenge #127 - Monsters or Fairies  (I've chosed to use a fairy bunny.)

Thanks for visiting. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Spring Chicken

Yesterday, I posted a Design Team card for the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge using a stamp set called The Big, the Bold and Seasons by Winnie and Walter.  While I had the "spring" stamp on a block, I thought I'd whip up a birthday card using it a little differently.


The papers and shiny ribbon are all from CTMH.  
The chicken stamp, inked with 2 colors, is from Stampin' Up and was fussy cut.

Southern Girls Challenge #153 - 3 or more patterned papers
Crafting with an Attutude Challenge #24 - Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge - Ribbon or Lace (I prefer ribbon.  It's so much easier to tie into a bow.)
Stamping Sensations Challenge - Animal Magic
Crafting from the Heart Challenge #146 - Anything Goes
Craft-Dee Bowz February Challenge - Anything Goes with a handmade bow
Through the Craft Room Door Challenge week of Feb 14th - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Fantastic Florals
Crafty Creations Challenge # 335 - Anything Goes

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

She's 3 + SU Card Class 2/14/17

It's so hard to believe that 
my great granddaughter will soon be...

 This darling number digi is from Beccy's Place.
Each year I play in the
November Month of Holiday Cards Challenge
at Beccy's Place finishing my Christmas cards and hoping to win one of the free digi prizes at the same time.
And every year, since our little Laila was born, I select a new number to make Laila's birthday card.  You can see her 1st birthday card here and her 2nd card is here.  
(The quilted numbered digis can be purchased as a set.  I love Becci's digis. 
And now she has clear stamps, too!  You go, girl!  Keep 'em coming!)

I am submitting this card to the following Challenges:
Beccy's Place February Challenge - Anything Goes with a BP image 
Ooh-la-la Challenge #222 - Die Cuts (These dies are from ODBD.) 
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #182 - Add Some Texture 
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenger - Favorite Tool   (My cuttlebug! Great for embossing and die cutting, too.) 
QKR Stampede Challenge #230 - Anything Goes or Embossing 
Just Add Ink Challenge - Choose 2 (I chose hearts and flowers) 
Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Favorite Combo (embossing + patterned paper) 
Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Week of Feb 14th - Anything Goes

I haven't posted a picture of Laila lately, have I?nd
Here's one of us working on a project at her day care's Grandparents Day Open House.
Before I close this post, I'd like to show you the cards I made this morning at a Stampin' Up class taught by Jan Hoyt.

We used the Misti stamp positioner on this last card.  I had never used one before.  I liked it.  But... you have to be careful not to bump your paper if you are restamping or it gets a bit fuzzy like my right border.  (Not to worry!  I did some fiddling when I got home and it's all better now!)

Anyone for a tuna salad sandwich? 

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #330 with Winnie & Walter

Say It With Words 
is the theme for this week's 
sponsored by Winnie & Walter.

For this challenge I chose a very versatile set of word stamps called The Big, the Bold, and Seasons from Winnie & Walter to make this card.

Also available are dies and mylar stencils to match the spring, summer, autumn, and winter stamps.
And while you are shopping for these products, check out The Tree for all Seasons stamp set which would be a perfect compliment.
After you get done filling your shopping cart, make sure to hop over to the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge Blog to see what my teammates made to inspire you to join 
this week's  
Say It With Words 
We always look forward seeing and commenting (when possible) on your wonderful creations.

  Before I go....
I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:
Country View February Challenge - under 30 minutes 
Classic Design Team February Open Challenge - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Week of Feb. 14th - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge #33 - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude Challenge #24 - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge Week 6 - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge #51 - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Week 402 - Hearts and/or Flowers
And, BTW,
Hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Mostly Cloudy Mojo Monday

The sun hasn't peeked through the clouds yet.  But, I'm sure it will.  In the meantime, I've made an Easter Mojo Monday card to share with you.

When I first saw the sketch, I thought it looked a little busy.  
Then I got down to business, and I like the result. 

 The main digi image is from Bugaboo Digi Stamps.  It actually it was a strip of 3 images, but I cut them apart to suit the sketch.  They are colored with pencils with a few touches of clear, violet, and black Wink of Stella.
The Easter eggs are a combination of stamps from here and there.  The one on the right I just hand cut cs into an egg shape and then pressed it down into a pink ombre stamp pad I just picked up at a small stamp sale on Saturday.
One more card goes in the box I'm mailing to Send a Smile 4 Kids.

Here are the challenges I am entering today:
Brown Sugar Challenge #237 - Rhinestones and/or Ribbon 
Di's Digi Designs Challenge - Include an Animal 
Catch the Bug February Challenge - Sunshine & Smiles 
Allsorts Challenge # 402 - Hearts and/or Flowers 

 Yesterday I fussy cut an image and began coloring it to use on a birthday card for my friend, planning to use today's Mojo Monday sketch for the card layout.  That didn't work out too well.  Guess I'll go in search of another sketch which will work with the image.

Have a nice day!  
Hope the sun is shining wherever you are!
And thanks for stopping by!