Sunday, January 26, 2020

Catch the Bug Photo Challenge

Bugaboo Stamps has some really cute penguin stamps,  which made it easy to create a card for their current photo inspiration challenge using one of their images.

The penguin image is printed directly on glitter paper.
I'm sorry I couldn't capture the great sparkle in the photo.

Double "D" Challenge - Fun with Balloons
Ike's World Challenge #128 - "M" is for Male


Thursday, January 23, 2020

Double Trouble Challenge #48

My loyal followers know the Double Trouble is one of my favorite challenges.  The theme for Challenge #48 is "Say Cheese".  
I hope cream cheese frosting counts.
 The layout of the card is from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge # 352.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

New Stamp from Honey Doo Crafts

Last week a few friends and I went to The Petticoat Parlor in 
Mt. Dora, Florida.  
I couldn't resist buying this Honey Doo Crafts stamp.
I stamped the image on glitter paper and then colored it with markers. 

My Time to Craft Challenge #413 - New Stash (stamp and die)
Allsorts Challenge Week 555 - More than a one word sentiment 
Get Creative Challenge #87 - Something New (stamp and die)
The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - New Stash (stamp and die)


Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Happy 7th Birthday to Scribbles Designs

Today I am sharing a Penguin themed birthday card made especially for 

I've used 4 digital images from Scribbles Designs:
 #262 Brrryce Party Hat
#260 Brrrnard Party Hat
# 156 Party Favor 
# 61 Happy Birthday 

I double printed the party hats, fussy cut them and popped them over the hats in the printed image.
The party favors were resized, colored, fussy cut and then inserted into a tiny slit in the penguins' beaks.  The sentiment was also fussy cut and glued to the cardstock on which the penguins were printed.  The cake, candles, and cake plate were all die cut.

Hope you like it!  


Sunday, January 19, 2020

Hip "Hippo"ray

Here's a versatile card using a Bugaboo Image.

I made it to enter in the January Bugaboo Bingo Challenge
I've followed the diagonal row, Monochromatic, Bugaboo Image, and 3 Layers. 

Additional challenges entered:

Friday, January 17, 2020

Birthday Bash at Bugaboo Day 7

This is the last day of the 10th Annual Bugaboo Birthday Bash and they're having a Freebie Friday Photo Challenge.
 Hop over to their blog to pick up this fun freebie.
  Here's the inspiration photo Bugaboo supplied.
(It's not required that you use the freebie to join the challenge, but I just couldn't resist.)

Many thanks to Bugaboo for a fun week of challenges.


Thursday, January 16, 2020

Double Trouble Challenge #47

The sisters at Double Trouble Challenge are probably wondering I am.  It's one of my favorite challenges and I rarely miss entering.
For Challenge #47, I've used a Gerda Steiner stamp set.  The cute penguin image was stamped on glitter paper, colored with markers and then fussy cut.

Check out the holographic paper, new from CTMH.  One way it looks almost orange.  Another angle and it looks green. 

To satisfy the challenge requirements, I decided to use a dry embossing folder with a quilted pattern.  There's nothing like a snuggley quilt on a cold winter day.  

Double Trouble's partner for this challenge is Stinkin' Inkers Challenge where the theme is Warm Up.  
My mother still scolds me if I'm out in the cold without a hat.  It was definitely a bone of contention when I was a teen and didn't want to flatten my hair.  But, I will admit that a hat does help keep you warm. 

Additional challenges I am entering:
As You Like It Challenge - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #540 - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge - Anything with a critter goes
Heart 2 Heart Challenge - Cutting It Close (I fussy cut the penguin and die cut the circles)
Gerda Steiner Share Your Designs Challenge - Jan 2020 - AG with a GSD image


Birthday Bash at Bugaboo Day 6

Today's challenge for the 10th Annual Bugaboo Birthday Bash 
is a color challenge.
Bugaboo generously posted a free digi image a couple days ago and I decided to use it on today's card.

You always finds cats down on the farm. 
Although, they are usually catching the mice.


Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Birthday Bash at Bugaboo Day 5

I'm so happy I had the time today to catch up on the challenges at Bugaboo's 10th Annual Birthday Bash.
Hopefully, my card tickles someone's funny bone at Bugaboo because the challenge is to make them laugh.


Birthday Bash at Bugaboo Day 4

Day 4's Challenge at Bugaboo's 10th Annual Birthday Bash uses a Bingo (three in a row) grid.  
Projects are still reflecting a Down on the Farm theme.  
I decided to use the center column: texture, Bugaboo image, and stitching.

Birthday Bash at Bugaboo Day 3

is already on Day 5.

I'm still on Day 3, an ABC Challenge, Anything But a Card. 

For today's Down on the Farm Birthday event, I've made a Thank You which could easily be placed in a cupcake or stick out of a take home goodie bag.

 I printed the Bugaboo digi on glitter paper before coloring. 
Then I die cut it, glued it to the designer die cut, adhered the straw to the back and the banners to the side, and then added another designer die cut to the back to cover the ends. 

 Day 4 is a Bingo Challenge.  
Back to the craft table for me!

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Birthday Bash at Bugaboo Day 1

The Challenge is to create a farm themed project.
Perhaps I'll get caught up tomorrow.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Birthday Bash at Bugaboo Day 2

I have been so busy making Heart Cards for Cards for Little Hearts that I almost missed Bugaboo's 10th Annual Birthday Bash!
This card follows the Sketch Challenge for Day Two,
with a 90 degree flip of the sketch to the right.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Joyful Stars Close to My Heart January 2020 Blog Hop

Welcome to the January 2020

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.
There's a new catalog out and  I'm sure you'll be seeing a lot of new CTMH products if you hop along.

I've used a new stamp set, Spruced Up Cardmaking, new paper, Spruced Up, and new Stitched Bracket Thin-cuts
on this double diamond point Birthday Card. 

Now, since this is a blog hop,

you might have arrived here from  Nancy Brown's blog.
Your next stop is Joyce Houck'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.

Challenges where I am sharing this card:
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #448 - Something New (CTMH design paper, die cut, bird stamp) 
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Something New  (CTMH design paper, die cut, bird stamp)
Heart 2 Heart Challenge - Try Something New 

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Send a Smile 4 Kids January 2020 Challenge

It's time for a new challenge at
Send a Smile 4 Kids!

The January theme is 
Valentines or Love Cards 4 Kids
or Anything Goes 4 Kids .

Here's my design team card...
 I fell in love with this paper the first time I saw it in my Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.  It's called Happy Days by The Paper Boutique.  I found it online at CraftStash in England.  Since I am in the US, I didn't want to pay more for shipping than for the paper, so I put it in my cart and waited.  Thanksgiving weekend they had free shipping.  Yippee!   
It arrived the day before Christmas.

Most of my cards go to a SAS4K volunteer who sends them on to a children's hospital for patient use.  (But I think I'll save this one for one of my greatgranddaughters.)
If you are interested in making and donating cards to SAS4K, you can find all the information you need right here.
 I hope you'll enter this month's SAS4K Challenge.  
We love to see your wonderful creations and visit your blogs.

Crafty Hazelnut's January Patterned Paper Challenge - AG
2 Crafty Critter Crazies January Challenge - AG with a critter
Craft Rocket Challenge #66 - Something new (Happy Days paper and Really Like You stamp set) 
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Something New
Moving Along with the Times Challenge #114 - All Things New

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Happy 1st Birthday

Happy New Year!

It's hard to believe that my great granddaughter,
Lahna, will be one in a few days.
Here's the birthday card I'm sending her:

 The papers are from a new paper pack from The Paper Boutique called Wild and Wonderful.  
The animals in the pack are adorable.
I found a diagram of a card base in the shape of a number '1', which I followed.  Before cutting the indented area on the right, I die cut the word 'one' along the edge.  I traced the card base shape onto patterned paper and then cut within the line 1/8" all around.  I stamped a small banner across the upper corner before it was embossed and then attached to the base.  The koala was a circular embellishment that came with the paper.  I fussy cut and then popped it onto the base.  The die cut 'Happy Birthday' was added next.  The flowers around the koala received a bit of shine with a Wink of Stella brush.  And finally, I added liquid glass to the koala's nose and eyes, the dot over the 'i' in Birthday, and the center of three of the flowers. 

Here's a recent picture of my little cutie.

Double Trouble Challenge #46 - Something, Anything, Everything; Something new (paper pack); also entering  partner challenge ...
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Something new (Wild and Wonderful Paper Pack)