Saturday, February 23, 2019

Young adult male birthday card

As the grandsons move into their upper teens, making their birthday cards becomes more of a challenge.
No more cute animals or ferocious dinosaurs.
This card is for my oldest grandson, who will be 19 shortly.
I considered a Tim Holtz Crazy Bird, 
but decided to just use the Crazy Bird party hat.  
 Papers are from CTMH and the die cut is by Memory Box.

Country View February Craft Challenge - Black and White plus one (yellow, in this case)
Inkspirational Challenge #181 - Use Your Stash, Designer's Choice 
Crafty Catz Challenge #450 - Anything Goes with For A Boy Twist 


Monday, February 18, 2019

Double Trouble Challenge #22 - Magic Slider Card

Hello My Crafty Friends!

Today I wanted to try a die from Tattered Lace that I had received in a blog challenge a long time ago.  And it just so happened to be perfect for the "magic" element requested by Twisted Sister at Double Trouble Challenge #22.  
 I've made a tiny Magic Slider Card and attached it to the front of a normal A2 card.

 Trouble Maker supplied a Tic Tac Toe board this week.
I chose the middle row: sentiment, image. sparkle/glitter. 
The sentiment is a CTMH stamp and the image was a freebie magazine stamp.
Glitter foil is a fabulous way to get that sparkle without the mess. 
I used it on both the flourish and the butterfly.
And Double Dare wants everyone to also enter the Use Your Stuff Challenge #348

Additional Challenges I am entering:
Crafter's Cafe Challenge #213 -  Fancy Folds or Embossing or both


Thursday, February 14, 2019

Double Trouble Challenge #21; week 2

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

I don't have a Valentine to share with you, 
but I do have a couple birthday cards that follow the 
Here's the sketch:

Additional challenges I am entering: 
As You Like It Challenge - Birthday or Christmas?  (I prefer birthday because you don't have to have all the cards done for the same date!)

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Turning 5 Birthday Card

It's hard to believe that my great-granddaughter, Laila, will be turning 5 in another week!
I always use a digital number from the Quilted Numbers set created by Beccy Muir to make Laila's cards.  

You can view last year's card here or click the Laila Label on my right side bar.

Beccy's Place February Challenge - Use an image from Beccy's Place 
Seize the Birthday Challenge #158 - AG optional Black & White 
Southern Girls Challenge - Animal Antics 

Here's a recent picture of our little monkey: 

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Joyful Stars Close to My Heart February Blog Hop

Welcome to the February

Close to My Heart Joyful Stars Blog Hop.


 Have some fun hopping between the blogs of this group of talented Close to My Heart consultants, and me, where we share creative projects using CTMH products.

Today I have a wrap card to share with you.

And since I had a few extra hearts, I added them to the inside top panel of the card.

I got the idea for this wrap card from a tutorial I saw on a blog called A Place to Start. You'll find a very nice wrap card tutorial there.  My heart dies weren't as large as the ones that Chana used, so I just used a few more to get the full wrap effect.
Now, since this is a blog hop,
you might have arrived here from  Krista Hershberger's blog.
Your next stop is Joyce Gough's blog.  

The hop is circular.
If you are just starting here,
simply continue hopping until you find your way back,
making the full circle.
And while you do that I'll enter a few challenges:
A Place to Start February Challenge - Inspirational die or stamp
Crafty Catz Challenge #448 - AG with Hearts & Flowers
Fab n Funky Challenge #426 - Hearts & Flowers
Aud Sentiment Challenge #220 - Love or Valentine Sentiment

Friday, February 8, 2019

Card Club Penny Card

Today at Card Club we made this cute motion card.

The gal sitting next to me got some ink smudges on the top left portion of her card, so we added a few banners to hide them.  It looked so cute, I added some to my card.  Then we used the same paper to cover the inside penny, too.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Double Trouble Challenge # 21

Today I'm playing in Challenge #21 at Double Trouble.
Thing 1, aka Troublemaker, has requested flowers for this challenge.
Thing 3, aka Twisted Sister is looking for anything with wings, or "b" related.
Thing 2, aka Double Trouble wants you to enter one of two sketch challenges at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Here's my entry:
This is the sketch I followed from AHSC #302.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Tuesday Fun Day

A friend of mine invited me to her house today for a card making play date.  She had a new set of Sizzix dies to make a Poinsettia Fold-A-Long Card, that she wanted to try out.  We basically tried to case the picture on the package.  It took us 2 hours but we were pleased with the results.

 What do you think?

2 Sisters on the Blog Challenge #24 - More than one fold 
Get Creative Challenge #77 - AG Twist: Lots of Red 
UnstampaBelles Challenge #86 -  Simply Bright and Beautiful


Friday, February 1, 2019

Smile Birthday Card

Yesterday I began working on a wrap card for the CTMH Joyful Stars Blog Hop next week.  Today, as I was assembling it, I accidentally applied the glue to the wrong side of the patterned paper.  Luckily, I also needed to make a birthday card.  And the paper that had glue all over it became the center section of this card.
Papers are all from CTMH; smile die came free with my new cuttlebug; and flower dies are from MFT.
Inside sentiment is....
It's Your Birthday.

City Crafter Challenge Week 447 - Floral Background 
Crafty Ctaz Challenge #447 - AG with option Lots of Layers