Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Crafty Creations Challenge #172 - Circles, circles, circles

Hello.  This week at Crafty Creations Challenge #172 is to use Circles.  There is something wonderful about circles!  I love them!  We are lucky to have Fresh Brewed Designs sponsoring us this week ... and this cute gal under her giant mushroom was a perfect choice.  Check out all the circles on that mushroom!!

So head over to the Crafty Creations Challenge blog to see what Design Team 1 did with circles.  And while you are there, upload your circle-inspired card for your chance to win from Fresh Brewed Designs!!

Thanks for dropping by.

P.S. I am working on some "ideas" in regards to my blog when my life slows down and I am able to start blogging again on a regular basis.  Until then, I will continue to post on Wednesdays for my desgin team challenges.  Thanks again for being patient.


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Crafty Creations Challenge #171 - Pastels, Pearls and Lace

Okay, can you say totally out of my comfort zone!!  This week at Crafty Creations Challenges #171 the challenge is to use pastels, pearls, and lace.  Definately out of my comfort zone.  So I worked really hard and managed to come up with this....

Pastels .. check, pearls ... check, and lace..... check!

Supplies: Stamps - Rosie Posie, Flower Garden, Basic Backgrounds - Retro (Papertrey Ink), Ink - Sweet Blush, Spring Moss (Papertrey Ink), London Fog (Memento); Cardstock - Sweet Blush (Papertrey Ink), Other - Pearls (Hero Arts), Lace (from my husband's grandmother's stash), doily (from one of my past secret sisters - thanks Linda).

Now off to see what the rest of Design Team 2's creations:

and check out at the CCC blog to see any of Design Team 1 who decided to play along!

This week you could win a prize from Whimsy Stamps so go ahead, create, and link up on the CCC blog!

Thanks for dropping by.  Sorry that my blogging break (with the exception of Wednesdays for my Design Team work is getting to be much longer than I had anticipated!  My life is really just a whirlwind right now!  I'll be back soon!!)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Crafty Creations Challenge #170 - Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Hello and welcome to Crafty Creations Challenge #170 - Planes,trains and automobiles!  That's right, make a  male birthday card.  The lovely Claire is sponsoring ... and was kind enough to share some awesome digital images for the design team to create with.  Here is my card:

I printed the image and coloured it in with copics.  The sentiment is from Pond Life Additions (Papertrey Ink).  The stars on the side are from a rub-on set from Stampin' Up! 

I kept it all very clean and simple, perfect for a masculine card!

Now head on over to the Crafty Creations Challenges blog to see what the rest of the design team created and link up your entry to win something from Claire

Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Crafty Creations Challenges #169 - Frame It!

Hi Everyone!  Today is another challenge at Crafty Creations Challenges.  We are lucky enough to be sponsored by Create with TLC  who will be giving a prize package of $15.00 of items from their store to the lucky winner!! 

So for CCC#169 I got to pick the challenge. I decided to go with "Frame It" becuase there are lots of ways you can incorporate a frame into your crafting. 

Here is a a great example from Emily Leiphart where she used spellbinder dies to create a circle frame:

and another great example from Heather where she created a frame by masking and brayering:

and another great example here where Godelieve actually framed her card with floss:

and of course, Kristina loves to frame her cards and images with faux stitching:

And finally, there are lots of images out there like this great one from Create with TLC that has a frame as part of the image:

Love this frame of squares around these snoozing kitties!

Now, off to see what other Frame It cards the others on the design team 2 made:

and other DT members cards can be seen on the CCC blog

And now it is your turn to create a card that includes a Frame in some way and link up at Crafty Creations Challenges for your chance to win $15.00 worth of products from Create with TLC!!   There are so many great images and designs to choose from you don't want to miss your chance!!

Thanks for dropping by,

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Taking A Break

Hi everyone. 

I am going to need to take a break from blogging for a little while.  Life seems to be crazy right now.  In true crazy fashion, we are also painting our son's bedroom and he has temporarily moved into my craft room. 

I will be posting on Wednesdays only for my Crafty Creations Challenges.
Hopefully this mess will be over soon!  LOL!!

Thanks for understanding.


Friday, May 4, 2012

Paris in the Spring

Remember yesterday's card made from papers I received from Angela.  Well, today's card also features many items sent to me from Angela in a prize pacakge. 

Check out the cluster ... that flower die is from My Favourite Things, I believe, and cut from lovely felt!  

I saw someone on their blog use tulle behind a cluster of flowers and it looked lovely so I thought I'd try it.

Thanks again Angela for so many lovely things!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Birthday Butterfly

I am so grateful for online crafting friends!  You see, this card is created thanks to one! 

I used my relatively new butterfly die from Papertrey Ink (why have I used it much less than I figured I would??) and creaeted this card from papers that I received from Angela - an online friend.  I won some goodies from her when I did a word scramble on a swap that we are both in.  Such beautiful papers and goodies.

Thanks for dropping by.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Crafty Creations Challenges #168 - Mother's Day Kitty Wishes

Today is Wednesday and that means another Crafty Creations Challenge.  This time, challenge #168 is to make a Mother's day card or creation.  I used this sweet kitty image to create a card for my mom.  The image is from Sans Designs who is also our sponsor this week. 

I am sure my mom will love it. 

Off to see all the other design team cards on the Crafty Creations Challenges blog.   And you will want to get your card or creation entered there so you have a chance to win!

Thanks for dropping by.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Happy Father's Day - TV

I thought this TV image would be perfect for a father's day card.

Simply coloured it in, added the sentiment, attached it to a leftover background.  That black (not brown as it looks in the photo) woodgrain paper must be from a friend ... but darned if I can remember who!!

Enjoy your day!