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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Mushroom Fairy - IAS #6

Hi my friends. I can't believe that it's Easter already, the middle of April. Where does the time  go? I hope you are getting to enjoy your weekend. We had a holiday on Friday from work so it's been nice to have the 3 days off. It's been busy around here though. I am having some small jobs done around my house, not by me, but this great handyman and his helper. It's so great to find someone who knows how to do so many different things so that I don't have to hire 6 different people to do all my jobs.  I'll be going to my sister's tomorrow to celebrate Easter with all my family. I hear that the Easter Bunny will also be making a trip. If he does, I'll be sure to post a photo of him.

Today is also time for another challenge from International Art & Soul. Our theme this time is Things with Wings.
I used a stamp I got from Lili of the Valley a very long time ago. I'm not sure what her real name is, but I call her Mushroom Fairy. Sorry that I didn't write down all the ingredients that I used. The cardstock is from Stampin Up - Pink Pirouette; the flowers and leaves from Wild Orchid Crafts, the die from Spellbinders; lace from my stash. I also used some Stikles on her wings and headband. The sentiment is a retired SU stamp.

I used Copic markers for the coloring: E00, E02, E04; E30, E31, E33; E84; R0000, R81, R83; RV0000, RV00; RV02; V0000, V01, V04, V12; Y17, YG03, YG05

Well, that's about it. I hope you'll come join in the fun and play with us. Of course, since this is JFF, we don't have a sponsor, but you could earn a lovely badge for your blog is your card is chosen as the winner or one of the Top 3. See you next time.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Come and Get It - It's a Girl Thing
Dare2BArtzy Blog - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes
heARTful Stamping - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafting Friends - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges - Anything Goes
Scrappers Delights - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Flowers or Anything Goes
Doing Life - Anything Goes

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Challenge Your Stash March - So Sorry

Hi again. I've got another post for today that I'm late with. This was supposed to be posted back on March 28 for the Challenge Your Stash group on SCS. This challenge was given to us by Shelly aka mcschmidty. We were to make a sympathy card, with some green and 3 of something. March seemed to be a month full of sympathy cards and this has already been sent to a dear friend on the unexpected passing of her daughter from a viral infection which attacked her heart and she was gone. I hope this and the other experiences of my friends prompt us to keep our loved ones close and always remember to let them know of your love for them.

Materials used:
  • Image - Stampin Up - Corner Garden (I love this stamp)
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - So Sorry
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Garden Green
  • Accessories - Enamel Dots; Nuo Dots
  • Copic Markers - B000, B12, B14; G12, G24, G43; G46; BV000, BV01, BV13; E37; R32, R43, R46; R81, R83, R85; Y15, Y18, Y19; YR61, YR65, YR68
That's it. I'll see you again soon.

CCC March 2017 Birds & Friends

Hi friends and Happy Sunday. I hope that the weather where you are is not too bad. We are supposed to get storms this afternoon, so I wanted to get a couple cards posted before the weather turned bad. I'm a little late for this one for March. I was supposed to post it back on March 21. What can I say, I'm a procrastinator. It's for the monthly challenge for the Creative Card Chicks and the kit was sent to us by Sue aka stampinspooky. I'm really not that great with CAS cards and this was no different. I know that it needs something else, but I couldn't figure out what else to do with it. Everything I used is from the kit except for the base card.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Stampin Up - Language of Friendship.
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Oval All
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Naturals White and Marina Mist
  • Ink - Stampin Up - Marina Mist
  • Designer Paper - K & Company
  • Ribbon - Stampin Up
Accessories - Round Circle Punch and Circle Scallop Punch. Stampin UP oval punch and oval scallop punch.

She also sent a second kit, but I haven't had a chance to work on that one yet. A future project.  Happy Day!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Somebunny Loves You - Creatalicious #112

Hello again my friends. I hope you are off to a good start with your weekend. I am. I did the grocery shopping and one errand on the way home from work last night. Today, just one errand and then the whole weekend is MINE! We're supposed to get some serious storms on Sunday, so I'm glad that I get to stay inside. My church has a special conference which happens twice a year and lucky for me and a lot of people it's on TV and the Internet so no need to go to our Meetinghouse to attend. I could even be in my jammies. LOL!

Getting to the business at hand, today's them is Anything Goes with the Optional Add Flowers. I LOVE flowers. If I can I use them on every card and it just so happens that our sponsor is where I get the majority of my flowers from - Wild Orchid Crafts. I love them. And they do have a few other embellishments besides their flowers. Flowers, for me, really dress up a card. It just so happens too that my image for this card is part of a prize I won for one of my other cards from Pink & Main. So cute.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Pink & Main - Somebunny
  • Sentiment - Pink & Main - Somebunny
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up - Early Espresso and
  • Designer Paper - Bo Bunny - Rose Cafe Collection
  • Accessories - Flowers - WOC; Lace from my stash; Fern Die - Memory Box Dangling Stems
  • Copic Markers - E23, E25, E27; E30, E31, E35; E50, E51, E53; E93, E95, E97; R32, R35, R37; G20, G21, G24; Y06, Y13, Y19.
That's about it. I hope you'll pop on over to Creatalicious and play along with us this time. I'm sure you have some flowers laying around your craft room just waiting to be added on to one of your cards. You could be picked as one of the Top 3 or you might be the winner of this prize.


Prize  -  £15 voucher
I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

Colour Crazy Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack= Anything Goes
Making Memories Crafting - Add Some Layers
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Heartfelt Sympathy - IAS #4

Hi my friends. So good to be back and chatting with you again - even if it is mostly one-sided. I do appreciate your comments that you leave so sometimes they are a little chatty. LOL!

I never seem to have a sympathy card on hand when I need one and maybe that's because I don't want to have to send one out to a friend. Lately though the sympathy cards I've made have come at a time when they are needed to send my thoughts and feelings to a dear friend who has lost someone very close to them. This card is the second one I've needed, the first I haven't blogged yet. A dear friend who I've know for at least 10 years lost a daughter suddenly this past week. They believe she had an asthma attack and no one was home with her to help her when she needed it. She leaves behind a husband and a 7 yo daughter. So, so sad.

My card here is for the International Art & Soul Challenge.  The theme of the challenge is Embossing - wet or dry, whichever you want. I embossed the sentiment which is the focal point of my card.
Materials Used:
  • Image/Sentiment - Stampin Up - Heartfelt Sympathy
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Mint Macaroon
  • Designer Paper - Prima - Madeline collection
  • Ink - Versamark
  • Accessories: Ribbon and gold brads from my stash; Sizzix Die - Fancy Labels; Stampin Stuff Vertigre Embossing Powder; Prima flowers
 Well, that's it. I hope you will pop on over to the IAS challenge blog and play along with us. You can enter our challenges with any types of craft that takes your fancy so long as you follow our theme. You could be chosen as the winner or one of the Top 3. We have lovely badges you can display on your blog.
I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Optional Twist - Stamping
AAA Cards - Diecuts
The Ribbon Girl - Must use ribbon
Di's Digi Designs - Lots of Green

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Shanna - IAS #3

Hi again my friends.  Whoops!  I'm a little late getting my post done. I was so busy yesterday getting my Spring housecleaning done, even though I was not feeling great due to a bout of allergies which I'm beginning to see is a yearly thing. It was enough to have me off work for 2 days this past week. The good news is that my TV/Internet service is FIXED! I'm so happy that they were finally able to send someone to my house who recognized what was wrong right off the bat. I did have to call him once a couple days later after he was done because I still had an issue with it, but he was able to access the system remotely and tweak it just a little bit and get it working. So I guess it doesn't hurt to complain to the top. Got results! And they have been very nice about it with phone calls from the President's office to make sure everything was working correctly.

So, with a sigh of relief, getting on to my card for the International Art & Soul challenge for this fortnight.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Stamping Bella - Shanna
  • Sentiment - See D's - Piece of Cake
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
  • Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye - Life of the Party
  • Accessories - Wild Orchid Crafts- Flower and Leaves; Cottage Cutz - Birthday Border
  • Copic Markers - C3, C5, C7; E50, E51, E53; G21; R81, R83, R85; Y13, Y19, Y23; YR24
That's It. I hope you'll come and join us. It's lots of fun which is my main reason for creating. We have lovely badges for your blog if you're picked as one of the Top 3 or the DT favorite!

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes with Rubber Stamp
Addicted to Stamps - Pastels
dare2BArtzy Blog - Lots of Layers
Dragonfly Dreams - Girly with a Die Cut/Punch
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Di's Digi Designs - Anything goes with a Die Cut/Punch
Scrappers Delight - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Girly
Cut It Up - Birthday Cards
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Hummingbirds - Challenge Your Stash

Hello again!  Post number 2 for the day. Can't believe it's the end of February already. We are ending on a chilly note. You know what they say - In like a lion, out like a lamb!

This post is for another group I belong to on Splitcoaststampers - Challenge Your Stash. The idea is to make a card using only things that you already have in your stash - nothing new. Our hostess for this challenge was LauraJean. She gave us the challenge to "Take Flight." Think things that fly.  I was looking through my 1000's of digital images and found this gorgeous one. I love hummingbirds and thought it would be perfect. The lighting makes that large flower look more purple, but it's kind of mauve.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Ching Chou Kuik - Hummingbirds
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Good Greetings
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up; Mauve Mist, Certainly Celery
  • Designer Paper - Prima - Princess collection
  • Ink - Stampin Up - Certainly Celery
  • Accessories - Eyelet trim; liquid pearls; Wild Orchid Crafts - flowers; Martha Stewart Leaf punch;Stickles, Nestabilities Classic Round die; Stampin Up Window punch.
  • Copic Markers - BG07, BG13, BG15; E50, E51, E53; G24; R00, R20, R30; V0000, V01; Y15, Y21, Y28; YG11, YG13; YR18, YR24
So that's it!  Let's let February go and move on to March!

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - Add Lace
Digi Chooseday - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash - Color Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Things With Wings
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Leather or Lace
Make My Monday - Birds
The Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes