Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Be Mine Wreath -- for Jan's Digi Stamps Challenges

 It's time for a little mid-challenge inspiration at JDS challenges (Jan's Digi Stamps Challenges).  The challenge will run until January 30, and they are always Anything Goes! 

It's not all that long until Valentine's Day (less than a month!), so I have begun to makes some cards.  Jan Mayhew has some beautiful sets that can be used for the occasion in her store, including the one I used on this card, Valentine Wishes.  It's even on sale!


As always with Jan's sets,  there are black & white and pre-colored images, and several in the set.  There are also several sentiments.  I used one of the black & white images here and colored it with Spectrum Noir Triblend markers, then fussy cut it out. 

I used a heart die set that I've had for a long time to create the card.  It's from a company that is no longer in business.  I like it because it cuts out a nice big heart and scalloped layer.  The scalloped heart is cut out on a paper by We Are 3 Digital Shop.  It's one of the Dotted Swiss papers

Have you linked up at JDS Challenges yet? If you heaven't, there's still plenty of time.  If you use a Jan Mayhew image, you increase your chances of winning an awesome gift certificate!  Woohoo! 


I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- January Linky Party

Fly With the Wind -- For Ching-Chou Kuik

 It's Tuesday, and I'm posting again today for the Ching-Chou Kuik inspiration & Challenge Blog.  Our challenge this week is to use at least 2 ribbons.  I've used a bit of lace and 2 ribbons on a very feminine image:


This is Fly With the Wind, colored with Copic markers. 

I cut the card out on my Silhouette Cameo 3.  The dotted paper is from Crafter's Companion. 

We have a "Happy" challenge going on over on the Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge Blog.  I'd love for you to join us there. Visit the Ching-Chou Kuik Etsy shop for beautiful images that are bound to make you happy and make you feel inspired!


I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
TTCRD -- ATG

Monday, January 18, 2021

Oh Deer! Winter is Here! For Bugaboo Stamps

Here we are in the coldest days of winter where I will.  Often it is well below zero, with temperatures too cold to snow.  The good news is, the weather is perfect for staying in and crafting!

I'm posting today for Bugaboo Stamps.  On the Catch the Bug Blog, it's Anything But a Card day. When I was trying to decide my project for today, I decide on a tag that I could easily tuck inside a card.  I have a young friend I often send cards to. I thought she might enjoy this tag:


I've colored this deer up every season.  I think he is so darn cute! He's only $1.00 in the Bugaboo Store

I colored the Deer with Copic markers, then computer generated the sentiment.  The plaid paper is from We Are 3 Digital Shop. It is one of the Winter Plaid papers.  The tag is cut out with a die set from Sue Wilson Designs. 

Check out what the other designers have made for Anything But a Card today, over on the Catch the Bug Blog



Saturday, January 16, 2021

Purse Gift Bags -- for Paper ala Mode Challenges

 It's Saturday, so that means it's challenge time!  Where?!? At The Outlawz!  At the Saturday Paper ala Mode Challenge, that it! 

The theme for the next 2 weeks is Anything Goes!  Yea!  I love Anything Goes challenge themes!  

Again this year, We Are 3 Digital Shop is the sponsor of Paper ala Mode Challenges. Thank you, Bonnie Kohane for your generosity! 

Bonnie has some fairly new Purse Texture papers in the We Are 3 Digital Shop, and I have a new purse gift bag die I was dying to try out, so it seemed like a good opportunity to combine the 2.  Here's what I came up with:




I used 2 of the papers in the Purse Textures collection. There are 8 papers altogether in the collection.  The die is from Crafter's Companion. 

Here's close ups of the 2 purses:

I left this one plain to show off the Purse Textures paper.

I hope you join us the next 2 weeks at The Outlawz Saturday Paper ala Mode Challenge. I'd love to see what you create!

I'd like to enter these in the following challenges:
TTCRD -- ATG
D.L. Art -- January Linky Party

Friday, January 15, 2021

Still Foxy -- for Bugaboo Stamps

 It's the final day of the 11th Birthday bash at Bugaboo Stamps, and it's also Freebie Friday!  Yeah!  It's been a great week!  You can find all the festivities and details over at Catch the Bug Blog

To close the week out with a bang, not only is there a freebie, we're also ending with a color challenge.  

I'll show you my card with the freebie first:


Today's freebie is called, For Fox Sake.  Too cute, isn't he?

Here's the colors for the challenge:


I looked through a lot of papers to find these.  They are actually retired Christmas papers from Close To My Heart.  You just never know.  That's why we save everything, right?

So, grab today's freebie at Bugaboo Stamps, see what papers you can find, and join in on the fun, For Fox Sake!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Colour Crazy Challenge -- ATG with a colored image

Brrrrr! For Dies R Us Challenges

 It's the 15th of the month, and it's time for a new challenge at Dies R Us Challenges.  Challenges are now always Anything Goes, as long as you use a brand of die sold in the Dies R Us Store.  There are hundreds of dies in the store, so this is easy to do!

It's the heart of Winter, and these are traditionally the coldest weeks of the year here in NW Wisconsin.  It's a good thing I like winter!  I wanted to embrace winter, and this little polar bear seems to be celebrating the season!


This adorable sledding bear is part of a set by Sue Wilson, of Creative Expressions.  It's called the Festive Collection - Polar Bear Playtime.  There's also an ice skating polar bear.  Cute, cute!

The drifted snow was created with dies from Lawn Fawn.  These are the Stitched Hillside Borders dies. 

The 'Brrrrr' sentiment is one of many in the Elizabeth Craft Winter Wish Sentiment Set

There are great shopping opportunities at both the Dies R Us Store and the Didi Crafts Store (for Canadian shoppers). 

I hope you can join our Anything Goes Challenge at Dies R Us Challenges.  This challenge will go until the end of the month! 



I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Crafty Animals -- ATG with an animal
AUD Sentiment -- ATG + a Sentiment
D.L. Art -- January Linky Party

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Birthday Bash Tic Tac Toe -- For Bugaboo Stamps

 The 11th Birthday Bash festivities continue at Bugaboo Stamps.  This year, the theme is Woodland Friends.  You'll find all the details pinned to the top over at Catch the Bug Blog

Today, there is a New Release (or in this case re-release), and we have a bingo challenge.  First, I'll show you my card with today's new release, then I'll show you the bingo card.


This card uses Birthday Hedgie 01, colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  

Here's the bingo card for today's challenge:


I went straight across the middle -- die cut, Bugaboo image, 3 layers.

The papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop. They are the Party Celebration papers

The banner and sentiment are from Crafter's Companion.

Join us all week at Catch the Bug for the 11th Bugaboo Stamps Birthday Bash!


I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Crafty Animals Challenge -- ATG with an animal