Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Midweek Magnolias Challenge #173-"Anything Goes With a Magnolia Image"

Good Wednesday morning dear crafty friends!!

Today at Midweek Magnolias we begin a brand new challenge...the ever popular "Anything Goes"...as long as you have a Magnolia image or feature Magnolia Doo-hickeys!!  Our sponsor is as always Magnolia Sweden!

I'm thinking it's time to start with some Christmas cards...SO...

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
my card base was made using a Go Kreate die...
DP is Maja Design...
large bow made using wired crocheted ribbon from my stash...
this little darling is probably my all time favourite winter Tilda from the "Waiting for Christmas"  2014 collection...
coloured with my copics...
snow balls are Liquid Applique...
the two sentiments were stamped onto chiffon ribbon with Stazon...both are Stampingbella...
the "snowflakes" are made using a Crealies flower die...
and two more...

And that is my first Christmas card for this year!!  Okay everyone...no excuses...get busy and join us for this super easy challenge!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
All About Magnolia-Challenge #26 "All About Anything Goes"
Magnolia-licious-Challenge #13 "Anything Goes"
Magnolia Forever-Challenge #57 "Favourite Magnolia Stamp"
Paradise of Magnolia-Challenge #57 "Holiday"
Craft-Dee Bowz-September Challenge "Anything Goes Using a Handmade Bow"
Crafting With Friends-Challenge #49 "Anything Goes"
Love To Craft Challenge Blog-Challenge #14 September "Anything Goes"
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog-Challenge #101 "Anything Goes"

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!



Monday, September 11, 2017

Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge #125-"Flowers/Option Handmade"

Good Monday morning dear blogging friends!!

And how was everyone's weekend??  We had an outdoor wedding that was a little CHILLY...but lots of fun!

Today at Scrapbook Stamp Society we begin a brand new challenge...a SUPER easy one I think!!...it's Flowers/Option Handmade Flowers!  I am SO intrigued with the Foamiran flowers that I went with the homemade option!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
my card base was made using Go Kreate #360020...
DP is Maja Design...
sentiment die is by Frantic Stamper...
tag is Magnolia...
I couldn't wait to colour up this little darling...
you can find this sweet Sherri Baldy image HERE...it's called "My Besties Sweet Bloomin' Kitties" Image 330...
coloured with my copics...
for the bubbles I used White Liquid Pearls....
I used white Foamiran that I cut using a Spellbinders flower die cut...inked with blue and pink inks...I can't remember what I used as I was experimenting with several and can't remember what I ended up with...lol...stamens are from Noor Design...
butterfly is two Memory Box dies...
closer view...

And that is my "handmade flower" card!!  Now for some peaks at sweet images and beautiful cards by my talented team mates please pay us a visit at Scrapbook Stamp Society...then come on over and join us for your chance to win some fabulous Sherri Baldy images!!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
My Besites International Challenge-September Challenge "Anything Goes/Option Friendship"...I chose the "Anything Goes" option
My Besties Deutschland Challenge Blog-Challenge #44 "Anything Goes"
My Besties Dutch Girls Designs-Challenge "Anything Goes/Option/Butterflies"
My Besties Spanish Challenge Blog-September 2017 Challenge #39 "Anything Goes"
Le Blog De Defis "My Besties"-Challenge #66 "Anything Goes"
Creative Fingers-Challenge #136 "Anything Goes"
Tuesday Throwdown-Challenge #359 "Dies and/or Punches"

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!






Sunday, September 3, 2017

Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge #149-"Die Cuts"

Happy Sunday everyone!!

I sure hope that you're all enjoying a wonderful long weekend before we get back into the routine of back to school and look towards fall!

Today at Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia it's team Sweet Magnolia's turn to show you our projects for our current "Die Cuts" challenge...our wonderful sponsor is The Ribbon Girl!

For my project I've had sunflowers on my mind...the farm across from us has several fields filled with them and when they all come in and turn their little heads toward the sun it's a beautiful sight!!  You should see all the cars that stop to take pictures...we usually end up with mini traffic jams...lol!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I've sure been enjoying making lollipop cards so thought I'd do one up as a sunflower...
I used Spellbinders Grand Circle for cutting the image matt and base matt...
for the petals I used a Spellbinders leaf die cut and cut out pieces of yellow Foamiran...
dusted them with Memento Cocoa ink and used my heat gun to shape them into the sunflower petals...
this little darling is "Wondering Tilda"...I masked the darling little Magnolia Ladybug onto her foot...
coloured with my copics...
closer...
some of the layers of the "sunflower"...
the butterfly die is from the Magnolia Vintage Box #1...
 the sentiment "you make my heart flutter" is a Fiskars stamp...
stamped with Stazon onto chiffon ribbon...
and another butterfly from the same Magnolia butterfly die...

And that is my "sunflower" lollipop card!!  Now I sure hope that you will pay my talented team mates a visit over at Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia...then come on over and join in the fun!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge-1st September 2017 Challenge #17 "Anything Goes"
Craft Dee Bowz-September Challenge "Anything Goes Use a Handmade Bow"
Crafty Gals Corner-Challenge #138 "Anything Goes"
Crafting With Friends-Challenge #49 "Anything Goes"
Creative Fingers-Challenge #135 "Anything Goes"
Love To Craft Challenge Blog-Challenge #14 September "Anything Goes"
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog-Challenge #101 "Anything Goes"
Tuesday Throwdown-Challenge #358 "Masking"-I masked the little ladybug onto Tilda's foot

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!


Friday, September 1, 2017

Marvelous Magnolia-September Challenge "Anything Goes"

WOW it's September 1st already!!

Welcome to my second post of the day...for my Fussy and Fancy post please go HERE!!

Today we begin a brand new challenge at Marvelous Magnolia...our SUPER easy theme is "Anything Goes" so no excuses not to join in!! 

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
as it's still officially summer I went with a summer like image and made a bookmark..though not sure that it can be stuffed into a book...lol...well maybe just the bottom...
I braided up some embroidery floss...worked in some beads, added the dragonfly and pearl strands to "mark" my spot in a book...
this little darling is "Tilda With Dripping Ice Cream" from the Pink Lemonade 2014 collection...
coloured with my copics...
framed with ruffled ribbon...
closer...
the top...
butterfly is by Memory Box...
flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts...
dragonfly and beads...

And that is my bookmark!  I know that my teamies have some beautiful work to share with you over are Marvelous Magnolia...so come on over and pay us a visit then get busy and join us...we can't wait to see what you have to inspire us!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!


Fussy and Fancy Challenge #195 "Anything Goes Mixed Media"

Good Friday morning dear crafters!!

Being the beginning of the month it means lots of new challenges starting...SO...

Welcome to my first post for today! 

At Fussy and Fancy we begin a new challenge with our wonderfully talented Jo as our hostess who has chosen "Anything Goes Mixed Media"...now if you haven't visited Jo you really must...she is a true ARTIST with her "mixed media" let me tell you!!!

Thanks Jo for the inspiration to get back to some mixed media!

I have to warn you that this post is picture HEAVY!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I started with a "naked" large clothes pin that I will use to hold "stuff" on my desk...
here you see the "naked" pin then I sponge painted with mauve and next I added cheesecloth with some gesso...
next I prepared the paper flower and fabric leaves...both from Wild Orchid Crafts...
sponging both the flower and leaves with the "dirty" sponge left from the pin painting...
to finish off the flower I sprayed with some Glimmer Mist...
and OOOPPPSSS...my middle pic should be the third...
I used a clear adhesive ink to stamp some butterflies and then embossed with silver embossing powder then fussy cut and layered them...
I grabbed the butterfly from my stash...not sure the company...
next came the key which I attached then covered with cheesecloth and adhered with the "dirty" sponge and gesso...
the finished product...
another view...
laying down...
finished key and butterflies...
I attached some cheesecloth and shabby seam binding to the key...
then pearl strands to both the key and butterflies...
 the flower...
I also added some pink pearl stamens and some finer yellow ones...
 flower and butterfly...

And that is my "mixed media" project...can't wait to get my craft room put back together and place it on my desk!!  Now I know that my talented team mates would love for you to pay them visit...so hop on over to Fussy and Fancy...then come on and dazzle us with your creations!!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Love To Craft Challenge Blog-September Challenge #14 "Anything Goes"
613 Avenue Create-Challenge #200 "Anything Goes/Optional Twist Shabby Chic"

Until next time...thank you for stopping by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!







Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Midweek Magnolias Challenge #172 "Lace or Ribbon"

Good Wednesday morning dear friends!!

Today we begin a brand new challenge at Midweek Magnolias...for me this is a SUPER easy one..."Lace or Ribbon"...or you certainly can use both!!  Our sponsor is...as always...Magnolia Sweden!!

I have used a little bit of both!!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
card base made using one of my favourite Go Kreate dies...
DP is Magnolia...
lace is from Noor Design...
this little darling is "Write a Message Tilda" from the Lost and Found 2013 collection...
coloured with my copics...
framed with ruffled ribbon and cheesecloth...
closer...
I made a bow with some cheesecloth then topped it with a seam binding bow...topped that with a butterfly cut from fabric...backed with Sook Wang tape...with a Tim Holtz butterfly die...
added some beads to a stick pin for the butterfly centre...
butterfly close up...
and added a different Time Holtz butterfly to the bottom of the image...

And done!!  Time for you to pay us a visit at Midweek Magnolias...then come on over and join us!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Magnolia-licious-Challenge #12 "Anything Goes (Option Add Some Lace)
Craft Heaven Shop Inspirational Blog-Challenge #21 "Anything Goes"
Creative Fingers-Challenge #135 "Anything Goes"
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge-August 15th 2017 Challenge #25 "Anything Goes"
613 Avenue Create-Challenge #200 "Anything Goes/Optional Twist Shabby Chic"

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!



Monday, August 28, 2017

Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge #124 "Anything Goes"

Good Monday morning dear friends!!

I sure hope that everyone enjoyed a most wonderful weekend...I can't believe that we only have one more weekend left before the kiddies go back to school here in Canada!!  The summer sure has flown by BUT I can't say that it's been a good one weather wise!

Okay onto today's post...we begin a brand new challenge at Scrapbook Stamp Society...AND it's super easy..."Anything Goes"!!  Our fabulously talented sponsor is...as always...the wonderful Sherri Baldy!!!  For this card I worked with "Huggable Besties Bear" Image 4 and you can find it HERE!  I intended for this card to have a nautical theme but she's such a GIRL that I had to go feminine...actually she just took over AND I had my crafty Granddaughter Calla with me...SO...the ribbon, frills, feathers etc. just found a way onto my card...LOL!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
my card base was made using a Spellbinders star die cut...
DP is Maja Design from the "Denim and Friends" collection...
I couldn't decide which pic to go with so I've got a couple different angles here...
she's coloured with my copics...
bow is a Frantic Stamper die cut...
tags are Magnolia...
butterfly is an EK Success punch...
close up...
flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts...
feathers are from my stash...

I SO enjoyed colouring up this little DARLING!!  Now I know that my talented team mates have some gorgeous projects to show you so won't you please pay us a visit and Scrapbook Stamp Society...then come on over and join us for your chance to win!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Crafty Gals Corner-Challenge #137 "Punches and/or Die Cuts"
Le Blog de defis-Challenge #66 "Anything Goes"
Love To Craft Challenge Blog-August Challenge #13 "Anything Goes"
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge-15th August Challenge #25 "Anything Goes"

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!