Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Christmas in July

  Happy Wednesday!  

We've got another challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner.  Our theme this month is

Christmas in July.  


Beccy's Place is our sponsor.

Prize ~  $10 Gift Certificate

These last few months for me has been a bit crazy.  My husband is having more health problems and is scheduled for surgery this week.  Which means I haven't been in my craft room near enough.  For me and my challenge project, I had to take a different path of creation.   I find the tangible part of the creative process therapeutic.   And right now, I need that more than anything.  But I do not have the time to sit and play with paper and crafting supplies.   

Normally, I would color images with Copics.  But being in and out of doctors' offices and driving 2.5 hours, one way, for appointments, I can't focus on that type of coloring.  So I uploaded Beccy's Nutcracker image on my iPad and used Procreate to color it while sitting different places.

Once I colored the image to my liking, I exported it to my computer.  I used my Silhouette Software to create the card.  

I printed the cards, two per sheet, onto PTI Stampers Select cardstock.


The cards are one layer, so I added Stickles to part of the image to give it a bit of interest.  

I added the sentiment from the digital stamp set and the nutcracker, in a more transparent print, to the inside of the card.  

Thanks for stopping by.  

Be sure to join us for the challenge.  

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Anything Goes Challenge

Happy Wednesday

It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Gals Corner

This month's challenge is Anything Goes.
Our sponsors for this challenge are: 


Prize ~ 2 Digital Images

Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

Prize ~ £8 Gift Certificate
(to be used on digital content only)

For my project, I created a card for my son.  He is a huge donut lover! One of his favorites is a sprinkled strawberry donut from Krispy Kreme. 

I used my Silhouette software and Dr. Digi's Coffee Time.  I took the the two donuts and created a background panel for the card front.  

Once printed and cut the panel with my Cameo.  Then I used a Simon Says Stamps Stitched Rectangle die and Distress Tea Dye ink to give it a finished look.

I cut a larger donut twice, glued them together to give the shape more strength/thickness.  Then I popped it up on foam squares, and tucked it just behind a banner.    

For the inside of the card, I added two donuts to a rectangle and cut it with the same die as the front panel.  

The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp - Sentiments for You, stamped in Versamark Onyx Black ink.  

Be sure to head over to the Crafty Gals blog and link your creation.  

Good Luck!

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge

 Happy Wednesday!  

It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Gals Corner blog.   Our theme this month is Buttons and/or Bows.  

And our wonderful sponsor is MoonFlower Digistamps

Prize ~ $10 Gift Certificate

I used MoonFlower digistamps' Gigi Little Mermaid Gigi for my card today.  

I printed the image onto drawing cardstock.  I colored her in with Prisamcolor pencils.  After trimming the panel down, I inked the edges with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide.  The panel is layered on dark purple cardstock, then onto a grey card base.  

For the button, I added a Gina K Designs button from my stash to the flower in her hair.  I also added Stickles to the bubbles.  

I printed the image, a bit smaller, on an aqua card panel.  I stamped a sentiment from CardzTV Summer Fun stamp set in Versafine Onyx Black ink.  

To coordinate with the front image, I added Stickles to the bubbles again.  

Be sure to link your creations up, but there are a few simple rules you must follow:
1. You may only submit THREE projects per challenge.
2. Your project must be NEW - no back linking allowed.
3. You must link DIRECTLY to your blog post, not just your blog.
4. You must link back to our challenge on your blog post.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Spring - Crafty Gals Corner Challenge

 Happy Wednesday!

Today starts a new challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.    This month's theme is Spring/Easter.

We are so thankful for our sponsors.....

Prize ~ £8.50 Gift Certificate


Prize ~ 3 Digital Stamps

For the challenge, I created a card....isn't it cute?

I used Paper Shelter's Spring Elves file.  I planned my project in my Silhouette software.  I created a print n cut for the image, flower heads, and sentiment.   I printed the images on Gina K's Luxury White cardstock.  I love how vibrant the colors are on this cardstock.  The sentiment was colored with Copies R02, R11 and R14.  

I layered the images on Bazzil Icy Mint cardstock, that I lightly inked the edges of with Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass ink.  Then, I used a few grey Copics to ground the image a bit.  

I added some Spectrum Noir glitter pen to the flowers, and some white signo gel pen to the pink flowers and the wheelbarrow for some added interest. 

I couldn't leave the image I popped the flowers up on foam squares.  

I finished the inside of the card with a few more flowers, with glitter pen, to match the front.  

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Crafty Girls Blog Challenge

 Happy Wednesday!  

It's time for a challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner.    This challenge's theme is Add A Flower.  Our wonderful sponsor is Beccy's Place

I used Beccy's Sunflower/Gerber image.  

I placed the image in my Silhouette software and added a sentiment underneath vertically.  

I colored the image with my Copic markers.  I cut the panel with a Simon Says Stamps die and layered it on MFT Pink Lemonade and Raspberry cardstock, from my stash. 

I added some Spectrum Noir Sparkles Glitter Pen to the flower for some added interest.  

I added a blank panel on the inside for a personal message for the recipient. 



Beccy's Place image

Copic Markers: RV10, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29, B000, BV10

Simons Says Stamps Die

Spectrum Noir Sparkle Glitter Brush

MFT Cardstock

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Miss Kate Cuttables Easter Release

Spring has sprung at Miss Kate Cuttables.
The flowers are in bloom and the days are longer.
Bunnies, baskets, chicks and eggs
are all signs that Easter is upon us.

Miss Kate Cuttables has a new Easter line of paper packs and die cuts.  These newly designed Easter papers and die cuts includes all things Easter.  Featuring baskets, flowers, sweet little chicks and bunnies, all in bright and airy colors.

The Miss Kate Cuttables design team will showcase this paper pack  and these die cuts for 3 days.  

You can find the digital version of the 
Easter Fun Paper Collection HERE. 
Or, you can find the physical version
HERE on Amazon. 

Easter Fun Die Cut Pack
You can find the matching
 Easter Fun Die Pack HERE.

Miss Kate has generously offered each design team member a pack of the Easter Fun Paper Collection and matching Easter Fun Die Cuts to giveaway on their blogs.

All you need to do to enter is...
1) Follow the Miss Kate Cuttables blog and comment on this post.
2) Follow and comment on each design team members blogs.


My first project with the paper and die pack is a mini album.  I used a project sheet from Graphic 45.  I have been wanting to make this  album for a while.  And this paper pack/die cut set was perfect for it.  


My next creations are layouts.  I have three children who have lifebooks that we like to add to as the years go by.  

The inspiration for my layout is Sketch 5 from this TSR challenge. The Easter egg was used instead of a circle to help ground the layout and establish the theme.  The egg is perfect peeking out from all the great papers.  The flag is a piece from a theme park svgs file of Miss Kate's.  I didn't use a traditional title.  I took a word form the Easter Word Art File.  When it was adhered, I curved it slightly to fit the egg shape.  Ice Stickles were added to give the whole layout a bit of something.  


The inspiration for this layout is from Sketch Savvy #153.  I added a title from the die cut pack, adhered with foam tape, and an Easter egg from Miss Kate's Set of 4 Easter eggs.  


For this layout, I use sketch 1 from Creative Memories.  I cut all the patterned paper with my Silhouette Cameo and Miss Kate's blade.  I added Easter eggs, in place of the flowers from the sketch.  Some of them I stamped with a Peachy Keen background stamp and Unicorn Pigment Ink.  


Please visit ALL of our blogs from all 3 release day posts.  Be sure to leave comments for your chance to win a paper pack/die cut set.  Then visit Miss Kate Cuttables blog or Miss Kate Cuttables on Amazon to get you Easter Fun collections.

Monday, April 8, 2019

MKC April Facebook Challenge

It's challenge time for Miss Kate Cuttable FB group.  The theme is Bunnies. 

For my project, I created two box cards. A girl and boy version.  

I created the base card with a Lori Whitlock Silhouette file and an ivory card stock.

The layered inserts I created using Boy Bunny Holidng CarrotGirl Bunny Holding EggEaster Borders, and Easter Eggs Title.

I added Stickles to the title, bow of the boy bunny, and the large Easter egg of the girl bunny card.  

The greeting and the eggs were adhered with foam tape.  I didn't like the way they looks flat on the patterned paper.  

I look forward to seeing your creations in the challenge.  

Thanks for spending time with me.