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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Bloom With Hope - IAS #26

Hi everyone! Hope you are having a great weekend. Mine has been 50:50. Saturday was great. I went to a genealogy seminar all day; met some great new people, and learned all about researching in the UK. I'm going to have to come up with a name for a new blog. I'm going to have to start one dedicated to genealogy.  This week I was contacted by someone looking for help for a research project so I've been HIRED! Wow! I didn't think it would happen so soon. I've very excited. I just hope I can do a good job. Anyone have any good ideas for the name of my new company???  Meanwhile, dealing with the old laptop and the new laptop and somewhere in between I have lost some files!!!!!  Not happy about that. I was able to search the old laptop and the external hard drive and the files aren't on either one. I'm going to contact the Geek Squad on Monday and seen if they think they can still get deleted files off the hard drive of the old laptop. Ugh!

So, to he business at hand. This is my DT card for International Art & Soul, Challenge No. 26 which is Anything Goes with Texture! You can make anything, but make sure you use some texture on it.  On mine, I used dry embossing. I haven't done that for awhile. I think it came out pretty good.






Materials Used:

Image - Stampin Up - Bloom With Hope
Sentiment - Stampin Up - Bloom With Hope
Cardstock - Stampin Up - Cool Caribbean
Ink - Stampin Up Cool Caribbean, Old Olive, Versamark
Accessories - Ribbon from my stash; Stampin Up label punch; white embossing powder
Copic Markers - forgot to write them down, but I'm pretty sure I used BG0000 to start with.

I do hope that you'll pop on over to International Art & Soul this week and play along with us. You'll have fun!  You could be the top winner or picked as one of the  Top 3.


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Hugs and Kisses - Creatalicious No. 132

Good morning and Happy Hump Day! So glad for Wednesday. Are you seeing the Super Blood Moon this morning?  I could see the super moon out my bathroom window, but it hasn't started turning red yet. I  hope I'll be able to see it in a little while.

Today I have a card that I made for the Creatalicious Challenge for the theme Love, Anniversary, Thinking of You. I chose to do a Valentine's Day card.


Image - Whiff of Joy
Sentiment -
Cardstock - Primrose Petals
Designer Paper  - Digital
Accessories - bling and flower from my stash
Copic Markers  - B23, B41, B45; ;E21, E23, E25; E50, E51, E53; G20, G21, G24; R14, R24, R35; W0, W2, W4

Our great sponsor today is Wild Orchid Crafts


Prize  -  £15 voucher

They do have beautiful flowers and other embellishments. I do shop there a lot even though I didn't get to use any on this card. 

I hope you'll stop by the Creatalicious Challenge blog and see what the rest of the Design Team has to show you for your inspiration and come on and play along. You could be the winner or picked as one of the Top 3.

I am submitting this for the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Mod Squad - Valentine/Love
Simon Says - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts -Anything Goes

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Cats in the Christmas Tree

Okay, so here is my last Christmas card post for January. They are supposed to send out emails to let us know that the next theme is going to be. I hope with my school work I'll be able to find some time to play along some more.

BTW, school is going pretty well. We are doing Math this semester. Have I ever told you how much I hate word problems!!!!! I guess with enough practice, I'll figure it all out eventually.
I finally found the digi stamp that I used.  It's from Mo Manning called Cats in the Christmas Tree.  The paper I'm sure is from Stampin Up, but I don't recall the collection. My "C" word for this card is "Cat." The ribbon is from my stash as well as the star chipboard. The sentiment is from Stampin Up - Happy Scenes and the mat and card stock is Stampin Up Mellow Moss.  That's 3 done for January. Not too bad.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

A snowflakes promise - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments design - Anything Goes

Digi Chooseday Crafting - Anything Goes

Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

A Christmas Wish

Here I am back again so soon.  I have two cards that I want to get posted in the SCS Dirty Dozen Christmas challenge and they need to be posted by January 31, so I needed to get on here and get them uploaded.  The challenge this month is to use the letter "C." For this one, I used my Copic markers to color the image of the snowman. The card base and mat are Stampin Up Daffodil Delight. The seam binding ribbon and bling are from my stash. The sentiment is from Stampin Up Joyful Season stamp collection.
I do need to work on my photography. The color on this is a little off. It gets either too light or too dark. That's all I have for this post. I wish I had jotted down the markers that I used.  Duh!

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

A snowflakes promise - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments design - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenges - Let it Snow
Digi Chooseday Crafting - Anything Goes
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Circle or Square
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

Sunday, January 28, 2018

A Cowboy Christmas - Christmas Card Challenge

Well, here I am again! I've now got a backlog of cards that I've made that I haven't posted so I'm going to post this one tonight and then I'll post a couple tomorrow night and then a couple more on Tuesday. I'll be working on school work starting tomorrow so no time to do more crafting until the end of the week.

I have a stack of images for Christmas sitting on my table. These are the second image that I printed off. Whenever I print an image, I usually will print two just in case something happens to the first one which means I get a lot of unused seconds. I decided to keep the Christmas ones on my desk so that I'll have them handy. I'm going to try to do the Christmas Card Challenge this year so I can have enough cards made by the time Christmas rolls around again. This one is for January and the theme is "use the letter C." I have three ready to post. The thing is, I colored these while I was recuperating from Shingles and I didn't  keep track of the colors I was using or where I got the image.
The cardstock is Stampin Up Real Red and Soft Suede. Not sure about the dp. I used my Copic markers to color the image which was cut using the Nestabilities circle die and the scallop circle die. The sentiment is from a retired SU stamp set and cut out with the 1 1/4" punch layered onto a circle of Soft Suede cut with a 1 1/2" punch. It was kind of tricky to get the stripe of Real Red lined up on the diagonal like it is, but I finally figured it out.

Hope you are having a great weekend. So sorry to see if come to a close and back to work tomorrow.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Journeys - The Power of Red
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
 Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes
Crafting With Dragonflies - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes

Celebrate - Challenge Your Stash

Hi my friends. Hopefully I'm back on track and will be getting my blog posts done on time.Today I have a card for the Challenge Your Stash challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. Our hostess this month is Jeanette. The theme we were given was to use three different designer papers.

I made this card some time ago and completely forgot to write down anything about it. I'll have to do a search on the stamp. It's not digital. The designer paper is from Basic Gray, Hipster collection. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Recollections and I used Martha Stewart's Fir Leaf Punch.  The bling is from Recollections on a Nestabilities Scalloped circle punch. The image is colored with Copic markers: BG000, BG01; E21, E23, E25, E27; E50, E51, E 53; R14, R20, R21; Y17, Y19, V20.

That's it for today. Hope you are having a lovely Sunday.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

Avenue 613 Create - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Blue

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Chloe Good Luck -IAS #25

Here I am back again today. It's been so rainy and dreary out. I'm so glad that I was able to do all my grocery shopping online and have them deliver it to my house! This is something that is so worth the money. Today I shopped at three different stores.

This is another late card. It was supposed to be posted on my blog last Sunday, but with the computer issues, it didn't get done.  It's a little early for St. Paddy's Day, but I have a GF at work who is Irish and has a birthday in February. I think I'm going to give this card to her.

Materials Used;
Image - Tiddley Inks - Chloe Good Luck
Cardstock - Stampin Up Garden Green; Xpress It Blending Card
Designer Paper - Dowloaded from Computer
Accessories - "Luck," ribbon, bling - from my stash; Martha Stewart edge punch
Copic Markers - E50, E51, E53; G000, G00, G03, G05, G43; Y00, Y03, Y21

I hope you'll hop on over to the International Art & Soul blog and check out what the rest of the Design Team has created. You still have time to play along. Our theme for this challenge is Anything Digital. Easy Peasy.  See you next time!

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:


Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes

Colour Crazy - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers  - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
The Fairy & the Unicorn - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Something New