Cowboy Snowman

Cowboy Snowman

Hello!! It’s time for another challenge at C.R.A.F.T.  This time, we’re trying to help you get ahead of things, and our theme is “Christmas”  :)  Our sponsors this time are fantastic (as always) —>  DRS Designs and Rick St. Dennis. If you are lucky enough to win, you will be spoiled for choice!! Pop over and check out the projects that my teammates have made to inspire you….these ladies are amazing, week after week, out doing themselves <3

I was given DRS Designs “Cowboy Snowman” to work with.  I love his bandanna and hat :)  After coloring the image with my SN markers……I was stumped…..I mentioned in a previous post that my mojo was gone…..wow….absolutely ZERO.  Had the image and the red denim paper in front of me and – nothing.  I got out my Pinterst board of card sketches….nope, rummaged through countless blogs – zilch, but the deadline was past, so I had to do something….Printed out the image on a blue paper and stamped and embossed snowflakes for the background…then fussy cut the colored image out.  Found some sparkly and blue denim paper, and layered everything up.  Cut some snowflakes and a sentiment on my Cricut, added a rope and some glitter glue….and I was finally done!! This took days, you’d never guess, but wow.  I want my mojo back :(

Christmas Kids

Ornament Kids

Hello!!  Here is my card for the latest challenge at Come and Get It  :)  The theme this time is “Fancy Folds.”  As always, we have a fabulous sponsor for our challenge, and this time, it’s Bugaboo Stamps, offering 7 images to a lucky winner! You really should stop by the blog and see what my teammates have come up with to inspire you, their work is truly amazing!!

I have been lacking “mojo” in a big way lately, and had no idea what to make, so went to Pinterest and did a search for fancy fold cards.  Drapery folds seemed to be a popular one, and a style that I’ve never tried before, so I went with that :)  I tried to follow some directions, but they didn’t turn out how I wanted, so I “winged” it and came up with the fold above.  The image I used was Ornament Brats, from Bugaboo, and colored with my SN markers.  I added some gold highlights in the image, which you can’t see in the picture (of course), then added a gold ribbon trim and bow, and a gold sticker sentiment to finish off.

Angel and Dragon

Dragon Angel

Oops!!  When one schedules a blog post, one should double check the dates, so the month and day don’t get reversed!!

Hi there!! It’s time for another fabulous ATG challenge at Creative Fingers!!! This time, we have 2 amazing sponsors: The Eastwind, and a brand new sponsor Elvenstar Art.  Both of these companies have such AMAZING images, that you should really be jumping at the chance to win!!! To get a sneak peek, and to be inspired, check out the blog and see what stunning works of art my team mates have made!!!

I was given the Gothic Angel and Dragon by Elvenstar Art to work with :)  My mojo has been near non existent lately, so I had a hard time coming up with anything that would do this image justice.  I decided to color it in black and white, and use minimal embellishments and paper, so the image was the focal point.  After coloring the image with my SN markers, I matted it and mounted it on a piece of teal card stock that I had given a light spritz of pewter to.  I added some flourish stickers – that have a tiny bit of silver and sparkle in them – and called it quits.  I’m happy with this, as I managed to leave the image as the focus, which was my goal :)

C.R.A.F.T. Birthday Blog Hop!

Happy Birthday To Us

Happy Birthday To Us

Happy Birthday Dear CRAFT Challenge

Happy Birthday To Us!

Can you believe it? CRAFT Challenge is already 7 years old. Originally started by Tracy from Just Tracy Crafts and with a DT mostly recruited from Trimcraft forum members (Hence the term CRAFT Challenge, which stood for Crafters Residing Are Friendly Trimmies. Or if you wished alternative meaning of Can’t Remember A Flipping Thing) on the 4th of May 2009.

We have now grown to be a large team of Design Team Members from all around the world, supplemented with lots of Guest Designers who join us for a month at a time.

We have always welcomed all kinds of craft, not just paper craft (unless specifically stated so in the challenge at the time) and are happy to have such a large group of faithful followers.

So, how are we going to celebrate this milestone?

Well, how else can we celebrate than to have our yearly Blogaversary Blog Hop?

We all feature one of our sponsors for this blog hop on our blogs and I have the honour of featuring and offering a prize from the following sponsor. You can win this prize by adding your name to Inlinkz at the end of this post. I would love to see your comments as well.

The sponsor on my blog is Nikki Burnette

The Prize to be won is 3 digital stamps of choice from Nikki Burnette.

You can win this prize by adding your name to the Inlinkz at the end of this post.

How can you get to win any of the prizes provided by our sponsors?

That is easy! Just follow the route on our blog hop (you can also find that in our side banner), Our Blog Hop lasts for the duration of this challenge, which means a closing time of Wednesday 6pm GMT on the 20th of May 2015.

And here are our little rules for this challenge/blog hop:

What can you win on our challenge blog?

The winner of the winning sentence wins the special pack by Trimgym’s Digital Stamps and Images.

You should have come here from Sheryl‘s blog and as you can see your next stop is CRAFT Challenge Blog‘s blog. The start and finish of this blog hop are at CRAFT Challenge Blog.

And here is my project for this week, hope you like it. I have “Lisella” from Nikki Burnette.

Green Fairy

And now for our Blog Hop route:

CRAFT Challenge Blog (you are here at the start of the hop)

Aunty Sue

Brenda

Helen

Jean

Khristina

Lisa

Maggie

Marlene

Myrna

Rosina

Sheryl

Susan

CRAFT Challenge Blog (you are here at the end of the hop)

And here is the word to be collected on this blog:

Your next stop is CRAFT Challenge Blog‘s blog. Enjoy the rest of your hop! Don’t forget to add your name to Inlinkz below to be in with a chance of winning the prize on my blog.

Day of the Dead

La Calavera

Good morning everyone!!! It’s hard to believe that yet another week has whizzed past us already!!! Which makes it time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More!

So that mean you can use any holiday for your project!! We have a couple  of fabulous sponsors, again, and they are:

with a prize of 2 digital images, and

also offering 2 digital images…. :)  I do hope you can stop by and see what my amazing team mates have created to inspire you this week!!

I was provided with the gorgeous Calavera girl image from SLS, found here. Although Day of the Dead is not a holiday that we generally celebrate in Canada, it’s been one that has fascinated me for a long time.  I colored the image with my SN markers, and some Pigma pens for the extra fine detail parts.  With so much going on in the image, I wanted to keep the design of the card as simple as possible, to keep the image center stage.  I fussy cut it out and mounted it on some black velvet card stock, added some pearly lace along one side, and some red foil card stock.  Some pearl accents in the corners finished this off :)

Little Princess

 

Good morning :)  I hope that every is doing well this week!! We are enjoying unseasonably hot temperatures here in Saskatchewan this week, and while the sunshine is nice, the heat also provided prime conditions for a wildfire in a community in Alberta.  Last I heard, most of Fort McMurray had burned :(  Thank god that there has been no reports of serious injury or death due to the fire, as the city was evacuated quickly.  But my heart goes out to everyone affected!! I just cannot imagine how terrifying it all would be!

Princess

Time for some good news!  Another challenge at CRAFT :)  This week we have a technique challenge for you – Paper Piecing.  There are 3 fabulous sponsors, as well – Di’s Digi Stamps, offering a $12 voucher; The Stamping Boutique, giving 2 digital images (or 3, if a Stamping Boutique or Glitterbabe image is used); and Sweet N’ Sassy giving a $10 certificate.   Wow!! 3 winners :)  Be sure to stop by to get some inspiration from my wonderful teammates, and enter your own paper pieced project!!

I was generously given the image “Little Princess” from the Stamping Boutique.  I figured that since it’s a paper piecing challenge, I would paper piece EVERYTHING!!  Great idea until my printer decides it has a personality, and my computer has to outdo the printer, and…..well, after many attempts, I was able to print off enough copies for my project, and start cutting!! And cutting…..and cutting…and….I did say this was a good idea, right???  Well I got it done and am really happy with my card!! Plus, I used a LOT of pink scraps in this project…..not that you could tell if you looked at my scrap heap!!!  I hope you can get some ideas, so you can join the challenge :)

Daisy Delight

Daisy Delight

Good morning :)  It’s a beautiful spring day here, and I am finally feeling a bit more human….my sinuses aren’t killing me and I’m not sneezing every 2 seconds :)  It’s also time for another challenge at Come and Get It.  This time, our sponsors are Nikki Burnette

 and Scrapper’s Delight.

The design team has some beautiful inspiration projects, so please stop by and check them out, and while you’re there, enter your project with a handmade embellishment – you could win an awesome prize :)

I was given the beautiful Arden by Nikki Burnette to work with.  I saw the daisies in her hair, and immediately decided to do my card in blues and yellows (because I love those colors with daisies).  I colored her up with my SN markers, leaving the wings….because…..anyone that knows me, knows that I think fairy wings have to sparkle :)  I’m never happy with a project unless they do :)  I recently got more Sakura Quickie glue pens in the mail, so I could really go to town with these wings!! I did them in shades of silver, gold and blue.  Yes, there was glitter all over afterwards, of course :)  I found a scrap of blue paper, and some pretty yellow card stock, which I embossed with a daisy embossing folder.  After layering everything up on a pale blue card base, it was time to make my own embellishments :)  I stuck with the daisy theme, and cut a number of blooms out with my Cricut, then layered them with yellow centers with some Glossy Accents detail.  I punched a bunch of little blossoms out of the yellow, and colored some blue ones, then got the handy MS branch punch out to finish off.  It was still lacking something, so I popped on a few butterflies to balance things out :)

It’s been a while since I’ve participated in any challenges, so I’d like to enter this into the following :)

Addicted to Stamps – #125 Paper Embellishments/Chipboard

Pixie’s Snippets Challenge – week 227

Crafting When We Can – #118 Add Flowers

Thinking of You

Feather

Good morning everyone :)  I hope everyone is doing great today!! I’m fighting a sinus cold, and this card was done in little spurts, because it hurts to sit upright for too long :(  This year has really been a doozy as far as flu bugs and other health concerns go, but maybe I’m just getting it all out of my system now!!  Anyway…..this card is for the latest ATG challenge at Creative Fingers.  We are sponsored this time by Beccy’s Place.  We would love to see your project, and who knows?  You might win the fabulous prize :)  While you’re there, check out the amazing projects that my teammates have created!! These ladies have such talent, it never ceases to amaze me!!

I used an image – Feather with Bow – from the Feather Set at Beccy’s Place.   I added a sentiment, then printed it off on some paper that I’d inked with crumpled up aluminum foil.  After coloring it, (I guess it was more shading that coloring). I cut it out and mounted it on a lacy die cut.  A ribbon that I colored the same color as the ribbon in the image, and a few sequins were the only embellishments needed :)

Congrats!

Congrats

Good morning!  I can’t believe how fast time flies, as it’s new challenge day at C.R.A.F.T.  We have a fun theme for all you readers out there – Inspired By a Book!  Our awesome sponsors this week are The Cutting Cafe, Craft Classes Online and The Paper Shelter! That means there’s some amazing prizes available if you enter :) Stop by and check out what my teammates have made to inspire you! Also, keep an eye on the blog, as we will be announcing our Star of the Month for April, who will win a special prize from All Dressed Up :)

I was inspired by the book “The New Baby”, by Mercer Mayer.

I was given a cut file from the Cutting Cafe, which can be found here. Although I don’t have a machine that you can download the files to, the Cutting Cafe thoughtfully includes PDF files that you can hand cut :) After doing just that, and inking the edges, I added some faux stitching around the letters. I printed out a teddy bear from Beccys Place, colored him with my SN markers, and affixed him, with a sentiment banner and bow, to the card. This makes a lovely gender neutral card, but the file would be perfect for weddings, graduation, or a number of other occasions!

Birthday Fish

Fish BirthdayTime for everyone’s favorite theme at Addicted to Stamps and More! ATG :)

We have the generous Drs. Designs

as our sponsor this week.  It would be wonderful if you could stop by the blog and check out the inspiration that my teammates have come up with, and while you’re there, enter your own project!  

I used Drs Designs Jumping Fish for my card. I colored it with my SN pencils, and decided to go with a rather simple design with it.   It was a great way to use up a few of my many paper scraps :) I hope you’ll be able to join us this week!