Monday, April 15, 2024

Masks


 Time for some fun at the Worldwide Crafter and Colorists Challenge Blog!  I invite you to come play along with any and all of your creative pieces featuring an image from any designer/artist!  


This challenge is graciously sponsored by the very talented Julia Spiri!  If you are not familiar with her, you can find her gorgeous digis and coloring books at her Etsy Shop.  Please feel free to visit her FaceBook Page and share your Julia Spiri coloring!  Now one more place you might want to visit is Julia's YouTube; you can find some mesmerizing drawing, painting, and flip throughs!!

Material List:

Digi:  Julia Spiri Venetian Reverie  https://tinyurl.com/4bpwmm6e
X-Press it Cardstock
Copic Markers
CTMH Inks
Blick Paint Pearl White
Spray Water
Gold Embossing Powder
Ranger Enchanted Gold Embossing Powder
Ranger Big and Bossy Embossing Ink
Honey Bee Gold Pearls
White Gel Pen Signo uni-ball
Adhesives:  ATG, Bearly Art Precision Art Glue, Fabri-Tac
Cricut Design Space: Design and Print Then Cut; shapes
Flower cut from CTMH Art Philosophy
Cricut Access: Frame from Home Accents
Cricut Standard Mat Cricut Maker

Sharing with the following challenges:
Place to Start:  AG opt Add one or more Flowers
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Friday, April 12, 2024

Summer Bird

Over at Blessed Crafters FaceBook Page, they are having a Freebie-4-All Challenge.  I thought it would be fun to play along!  There are still a few days left to play; the challenge ends the 15. 

Here is the inspiration photo.  I was inspired by the green, rusty reds, and deep yellows in the first birdhouse.


Simply join the group, click the media tab, click the Abums Tab, and you'll find it there under April 2024 
Blessed Crafters Freebie Free-4-All Challenge.   

 Material List:

Blessed Crafters Freebie: April Image Digital
Digi paper from Whimsy
Copic Markers
CTMH Ink
Cheese Cloth
Sparkle Tape
Gems from CTMH
Cereal Box for dimension
Adhesives: Fabri-Tac; ATG;
Branch Wreathe from CTMH Flower Market
Cricut Design Space: Design; Print Then Cut; Offset
Cricut Access: Shapes
Cricut Standard Mat Cricut Maker

This is off to the following challenges:  
613 Avenue Create:  AG opt Splash of Color
Place to Start:  Add One or More Flowers
CD Sunday Plus:  Use USB, Digi, or CD
Creative Knockouts:  Spring is in the Air
Craft Rocket:  Layer It Up
Passion for Markers:  Use a Die Cut
Make My Monday:  Picture of a Bird

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Sunday, April 7, 2024

Die Cut Cluster Card

 
So excited to be a guest designer over at Dragonfly Dreams Challenge where the challenge is Die Cuts!  I'm happy to share this Photography themed collage/cluster style card.  

Here's a video of the put-together!


Here's a quick view of the inside of the card!


Material List:

CTMH Cardstock https://tinyurl.com/e6dpshsv
CTMH Ink https://tinyurl.com/3snk39b8
Embossing Ink and Powder
CTMH Gem
Sparkle Tape
CTMH Stamps (retired)
Tim Holtz Collage Paper Typeset/Composer
Adhesives: Fabri-Tac, Double Score Tape, Multi Media Glue, Liquitex Gesso
CTMH Cuts: In Full Bloom
Cricut Design Space: Design and Print Then Cut; Offset
Cricut Access: Shapes, Kate's ABC's
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Maker

Come play along at Dragonfly Dreams Challenge:


I'm sharing at the following challenges:

Place to Start:  AG opt Add one or more Flowers
NBUS: Never have used many of the die cuts from In Full Bloom and never used the Collage Paper!
Die Cut Divas:  Spring Card (Sort of a rustic Spring)
Addicted to Stamps and More:  Die Cuts and/or Stencils
Unicorn Challenge:  Use Dies
Paper Funday:  AG 
Penny's Paper-Crafty:  AG using paper
Craft Rocket:  Layer it Up
Creative Artiste:  AG Mixed Media

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Saturday, April 6, 2024

Numbers


 Time for a new challenge at The Outlawz Anything Goes in a Card Free Zone and the Optional theme is Numbers!  We just want to see numbers on the project somewhere...anywhere!  

Back of Tag
Curious about this tag/clip-in; check out the video below!  


Material List:

CTMH Cardstock  https://tinyurl.com/e6dpshsv
CTMH Ink https://tinyurl.com/3snk39b8
Bo Bunny Double Dot Gem
Wood Veneer (inherited)
Lace
Burlap Ribbon
Brown Striped Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon
Variety of Stamps All CTMH (Retired)
Old Broken Jewelry
Adhesives:  Fabri-Tac, Double Score Tape, Multi Media Glue
Cricut Design Space: Design and Print Then Cut; Offset
Cricut Access: Horse with Cowgirl from MEM SVG Supply; Font-ITC Golden Type Std Original; Numbers and Tag Shape from Old West
Cricut Standard Mat Cricut Maker

My project is off to the following challenges:  

Place to Start:  AG opt Add one or more Flowers
Once Upon a Time:  Brown Bear (One of our favs in this house!) In this story there is a blue horse!  Also inspired by the wood texture and brown on the bear!
Birthstone Challenge:  Auarmarine and Diamond
Classic Design:  4-Legged Friends
Crafty Animals:  AG Featuring an Animal
2 Sisters on the Blog:  Farm Animals
Everybody Art:  Farm Animals
CRAFT:  Not a Card (Clip in tag for my journal)
Alphabet:  "A" is for Adventure  (Horse goals always create adventure! haha)
Creative Artiste:  AG Mixed Media
Allsorts:  For the love of Animals
Do-Al(l) Kreatives:  AG opt. People with animals

Be sure to visit  Anything Goes in a Card Free Zone 
for all the details about the challenge and 
to check out all the creative inspiration from the DT and participants!

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.      

Friday, April 5, 2024

3-2-1 Recipe


Our new challenge over at Cut It Up is '3-2-1!'  Include 3 gems, 2 die cuts, 1 sentiment.   

Check out the video below to see how I designed this unique tag using just a few different techniques, 2 shapes, and one floral all from the Cricut Access!


 Come share your projects with us at Cut It Up.  Remember to include 2 die cuts for this challenge and follow the recipe!

Material List:

Copic Markers
Colored Pencils (seldom used stash)
Tulle Ribbon (Stash)
Yellow Ribbon (Stash)
Adhesives: Fabri-Tac; ATG; 3-D Foam Tape
Cricut Design Space: Designed, Printed and Cut from CDS; Offset Feature; Weld
Cuts from Design Space: Shapes
Cricut Access: Sentiment from Mother's Day 2010; Floral from Marta Silvestre
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Cricut Maker

This is off to the following challenges:  

Beautiful Blossoms:  AG Florals opt Mood Board 
Creative Crafting Uncles:  Spring and/or Easter
Shopping our Stash:  Spring has Sprung
Place to Start:  AG opt Add one or more Flowers
Four Seasons:  AG Spring
Dream Valley:  Spring Colours
Triple B:  Birds, Butterflies, and/or Blooms
Unicorn Challenge:  Use Dies
613 Avenue Create:  AG optional twist Diamonds or Pearls
CRAFT:  Not a Card
Krafty Chicks:  Stamps
As You Like It:  Floral or Cute...Hmm....since I really like rustic and vintage, I suppose floral fits more with those styles!   I definitely went floral here.  Cute is fun and it seems I do a lot of "cute," but I really don't prefer it!
The Outlawz Festive Friday:  Spring
Tag Tuesday:  Spring Flowers

When you visit the Cut It Up blog, have fun viewing the DT projects. Then be sure to share your project with us ~ don't forget the die cut!

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.  

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Baby Animals


   It's time for a new challenge over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday and the optional twist is Baby Animals!  Now, this is one cute twist! 

This adorable Highland Calf is from the Kit and Clowder Bonus Class February 2023.  I thought this would be a perfect time to color her up for a Spring Card! 

 Material List 

Highland Cow from Kit and Clowder Class Feb 2023
Digi Paper from A Bit More Time to Craft My Time
Twine  from Stash
Adhesives: Fabri-Tac; ATG  
Cricut Design Space: Designed, Printed and Cut from CDS;
Cuts from Design Space: Shapes;
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Cricut Maker

My project is off to the following challenges:

Classic Design:  4-Legged Friends
Crafty Animals:  AG Featuring an Animal
Critter Crazy:  AG featuring a Critter
2 Sisters on the Blog:  Farm Animals
Everybody Art:  Farm Animals
Shopping our Stash:  Spring/Easter Card
Cardz for Galz:  Cute Animals

Be sure to visit
for all the details about the challenge 
and to check out all fun inspiration from the DT and participants! 

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.  

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Christmas Recipe/Traditions Book

So fun to be a Guest over at FarmQuest HomeStyle Kitchen Challenge!  This is a fun new challenge about farmhouse foods, kitchens, pantries, produce markets, etc!  Sounds yummy, doesn't it?

I've decided to start a mini journal of Christmas Recipes and Traditions!  I say start because there are pockets and it has a ring binder, so I can add whenever I like!  

The cover is pictured above.  For the entire book, check out the quick flip-through video below!  Only about a minute long!

https://youtu.be/OgrJY3INZRw

For a few tutorial moments of this book, check out the video below.


Come play along at FarmQuest HomeStyle Kitchen Challenge and show us what's going on in your country kitchen!


Material List:

Homemade Book recycled from past project!
All Digital Papers from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles  https://tinyurl.com/4ke8bmnd
Lace, Ribbon, Button from Stash
CTMH Gems
Honey Bee Pearls
Spellbinders Gems
CTMH Glitter Tape
CTMH Embellishments
Several Embossing Folders
Adhesives: Fabri-Tac; ATG; Gorilla Glue; Bearly Art Precision Art Glue  http://tinyurl.com/ntkp4dpk
Cricut Design Space: Designed, Printed and Cut from CDS;
Cuts from Design Space
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Cricut Maker

Sharing with the following challenges:

Crafter's Cafe:  Food
Mini Album Mania:  Mini Album Any Type smaller than 6in x 6in
Place to Start:  AG opt Add one or more Flowers 
Merry Little Christmas:  AG Christmas
Love to Scrap:  AG  
Christmas with the Cuties:  Cute Christmas + 2 or more papers (View this quick video to see all the wonderful papers!  https://youtu.be/OgrJY3INZRw  Only takes a minute!)  
Incy Wincy:  Inspired by Movie/Song/Book and/or Sketch Challenge  Inspired by my grandma's cookbook!  
Sparkles:  Sweet Treats  This book is full of them!!  (View this quick video to see all the treats!  https://youtu.be/OgrJY3INZRw  Only takes a minute!)  
The Outlawz Festive Friday:  Christmas
The Holly and The Ivy:  AG Christmas
613 Avenue Create:  AG optional twist Diamonds or Pearls
Christmas Craft Creations:  Designer Paper (View this quick video to see all the wonderful papers!  https://youtu.be/OgrJY3INZRw  Only takes a minute!) 
CD Sunday Plus:  Use a CD, Digi, or USB

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.  

Friday, March 22, 2024

Happy Birthday

Our new challenge over at Cut It Up is 'Happy Birthday!'    

Check out the video below.


 Come share your birthday ideas with us at Cut It Up.  Remember to include a die cut!

Material List:

Cutting Cafe - 8 Shaped Card Set   https://tinyurl.com/yk3h6k7c
Glitter Cardstock
Digital Pattern Paper:  Polkadoodles - must be retired 😢  However these are a fun alternative Rainbow Paper  https://tinyurl.com/yc2awyt4
Sequins and beads from stash
Ribbon for bow
Dura-Lar Acetate Alternative
Adhesives: Fabri-Tac; ATG; Zig 2-Way; 3-D Foam Tape
Cricut Design Space: Designed, Printed and Cut from CDS; Offset Feature
Cuts from Design Space: Shapes;
Cricut Access: Unicorn from Layered Perfect Party Icons and Sentiment from All Year Round Designs
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Cricut Maker

This is off to the following challenges:  
2 Sisters on the blog:  Add a number to your card
Die Cut Divas:  AG including a die cut
Christmas (or not) BINGO:  BINGO Card marked below
Craft Rocket:  For the Girls
Girlz Creative Crafts:  large letters and/or numbers
Creations in Pink:  Mainly Pink
Incy Wincy Designs:  Birthday
Pearly Sparkles:  Celebrate
Dream Valley:  Dies and/or Punches
Get Creative:  Inspired by a Song  (The Last Unicorn

When you visit the Cut It Up blog, have fun viewing the DT projects. Then be sure to share your project with us ~ don't forget the die cut!

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.     

Friday, March 15, 2024

One Last Winter Card featuring a Gnome Couple


 Time for some fun at the Worldwide Crafter and Colorists Challenge Blog!  I invite you to come play along with any and all of your creative pieces featuring an image from any designer/artist!  


This challenge is graciously sponsored by the very talented Julia Spiri!  If you are not familiar with her, you can find her gorgeous digis and coloring books at her Etsy Shop.  Please feel free to visit her FaceBook Page and share your Julia Spiri coloring!  Now one more place you might want to visit is Julia's YouTube; you can find some mesmerizing drawing, painting, and flip throughs!!

I've chosen to create an anniversary card for Winter.  I realize we are all preparing for Spring, but I couldn't resist one last winter card when I saw this adorable Gnome couple from Julia Spiri!  

Inside of Card

Material List:

Digi:  Julia Spiri Gnomes in Winter  https://tinyurl.com/2wppzmy6
X-Press it Cardstock
Copic Markers
Digi Paper:  Vectoria Designs
White Gel Pen Signo uni-ball
Adhesives:  ATG, Bearly Art Precision Art Glue, Fabri-Tac
Cricut Design Space: Design and Print Then Cut; shapes
Cricut Access: Sentiment from Spring Holiday
Cricut Standard Mat Cricut Maker

Sharing with the following challenges:
Pearly Sparkles:  Celebrate
CD Sunday Plus:  AG using a USB, CD, or Digi
My Time to Craft:  Fantasy
Heart's Quest Celebrations of Love:  Engagements, Weddings, Anniversaries

Thanks for stopping by!  Make yourself at home and feel free to peruse other posts/pages, leave a comment, and/or check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel.