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Sail Away

Ahoy There!!

Sail AwayGood morning!!! It’s Sunday, and that means that it’s time for another challenge over at Come And Get It Challenges :)  We have a super fun theme this week, and it’s “Nautical”.  Our generous sponsor for the challenge is Papernest Dolls.

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 I was given Sailor Owen to work with for my DT project, and chose to go with the traditional red, white and navy color scheme.  After coloring the image with my SN markers, I cut a cloud shaped top, then inked in some clouds for a background.  I have been hoarding this nautical paper for a while, and this was the perfect card to use it on!! I just received this Memory Box die in the mail…talk about good timing!!  I layered it with a bit of cheesecloth, then grabbed on of the wooden anchor embellishments that I snagged at Michael’s in the $1.50 bins :)

Mushroom Dragon

Cheerfully Spring :)

Hello!! It’s time for another challenge over at Come and Get It.  This time, we have a fairly easy theme…..Make It Square.  We have 2 sponsors, this time, and they are:

Oddball Art

and Star Stampz

Hope to see a lot of entries with the square shape :)

Mushroom Dragon

I used image #360 from Oddball Art….Tiny Kawaii Dragon on a Mushroom.  I figured it was time for something really bright and funky, and I remembered that I had the mushroom printed paper in my scrap file….it came from the very first paper pad that I ever purchased, so it is quite old…and I am quite forgetful, so I have no idea who it’s by!  I colored the image to coordinate with the paper, then lay everything out, using another scrap of paper from the same pad, a die cut flower from my stash, and then I die cut some mushrooms with a die from Cheery Lynn.  A quick stamped sentiment, some pink twine, and some of my homemade enamel like dots (from melted pony beads :) )  and the card was done!

Easter Crocus

Happy Easter

Easter Crocus

Here is the one and only “real” Easter card that I made this year.  It was a DT make over at Come and Get It Challenges, but my blog was acting up, and not letting me on….and my brain was functioning about as well!!  For that challenge, we were kindly sponsored by Polkadoodles, which is where I got this adorable image from, Crocus, from the Darling Bud collection.  I colored her up with my SN markers, then added more shading and definition with my Prismacolor pencils.  I lightly stenciled a background in with Distress Inks.  I had a brain lapse with the edge….was thinking I could  just cut an edge border with the die I was using…nope, lol.  I pieced the edge in, and quite like the result of my boo boo!! Tied a big fluffy bow, and added the sentiment and a bunch of pearl accents to finish this card off.  Another pastel project…..what is coming over me??

I’d like to enter this in:

Deep Ocean Challenge - #152 Easter

You're 4

You’re 4

Hello!! It’s hard to believe that it’s the for another challenge over at Come and Get It!! Our theme this time is Cards For Kids, and we are sponsored by the generous PaperNest Dolls.

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 I must confess, time got away on me, and this was a late make!!

You're 4

I used Ballerina Emma, and colored her up with my SN markers. Yesterday it was feeling very spring like here (today, not so much, with about 6″ of snow overnight), so I used soft pastel colors. I used scraps from 2 different paper collections, and cut the number 4 out with my Cricut. I used a die from Elizabeth Craft  for the bunting. Pink ribbon bows, some yellow flowers, a Brad and glitter glue pulled everything together, ready for the fussy cut image to dance onto the card :)

I’d like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Digi Choosday – Week 9 ATG

Creative Knockouts – #183 Die/Punch Frenzy

Cute Card Thursday - #467 ATG

Gem of a Challenge – #189 Use 3 ‘B’s’ (ballerina, bows, bunting, blooms)

Send a Smile 4 Kids – Spring Colors 4 Kids

Wolf Friend

Wolf Friends

EEEEP!!  I didn’t get this posted at anywhere close to the right time!! There still IS  a teeny bit of time left to enter our current challenge at Come and Get It, though. Our theme this time is “No Designer Paper”, and the sponsor is the wonderful Nikki Burnett.

                  Wolf Friend                                                                                   I used Fallon, supplied by the sponsor :)  I colored it with my Prismacolors, then fussy cut it to go over the embossed (and lightly inked) background. I die cut some birch trees to place over the embossing. I stamped a sentiment on another strip and this finished my project off :)

Third Birthday Bears

Birthday Bears

Hi there!!! It’s time for our first challenge of 2017 over at Come and Get It Challenges :)  Appropriately enough, the theme is “Anything New”.  This gives you a chance to show off some new crafty stash, a new technique…..well…anything new!!! Annnnd, it gives you the chance to win a $15 voucher from the ever popular Bugaboo Stamps!

Third Birthday BearsI was given the adorable Scene It Birthday Bears to use on my card.  Other than the new digi (colored with my SN markers), I also used a new stencil in the background….inked with distress inks; new ribbon, and a new fold  :)  I perked the card up a bit with some blue glitter on the number 3, and some balloons, that I cut with my Cricut, then added Glossy Accents to.  Hope you like it, and that you can join me and the fabulous design team in our Anything New challenge!! :)

Joy Snowman

Snowman With Skates

Hi there!  Another challenge has begun over at Come and Get It :) Our theme this week is Ribbon and/or Twine, so it’s a great time to use some embellishments that you may have neglected.  As always, the DT have gone all out, showcasing some images from our sponsor:  

Joy SnowmanI used the Snowman With Skates image from Bugaboo Stamps for my card. After coloring the image with my SN markers, I had a go at a background…which I’m fairly happy with :) I added some snowflakes with gel pen, and some puffy embossing powder for the snowman to sit in. I thought I’d go for ribbon AND twine on this card, wrapping some around the base and adding some to the stamped sentiment.

Leaf Sympathy

Fall Thoughts

Hi there!! This is a rather late post for this weeks challenge over at Come and Get It Challenges.  We have the theme of “Fall” – although it is cold, and snowy and slippery here :(   But it will go away….to early for winter lol.  We also have the fabulous Eureka Stamps as a sponsor, who has such a great selection at their store, you will be spoiled for choice, if you are the lucky winner!!  The DT has come up with some gorgeous projects, so stop by and be inspired :)

Leaf SympathyI was given the Leaf Background image from our sponsor to use for my card.  I had so much fun coloring these leaves, and experimenting with some different color blends with my SN markers!! I kept it to a simple design, using triple time stamping, and just adding a quick sentiment strip and a few enamel dots :)

Courtney's Kitties

More Kitties :)

Hello there!! I hope everyone had a great week, and is ready for the new challenge at Come and Get It Challenges :)  Our theme this week is Lots of Layers – a great way to use up scraps, I find.  The sponsor is

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who have some fabulous images for the lucky winner to choose from.

Courtney's KittiesI used Cat/Kittens from our sponsor.  I’ve been practicing my fur coloring lately, and this was a great image to continue with :)  I used my Spectrum Noir markers, with a few touch up/accents with a very fine point Micron pen.  I work with a girl who loooooves kitties, and the color pink, so made this into a birthday card for her.  I die cut the backing of the cats from a pretty pink polka dot print, then found 2 other coordinating prints for some of the other layers. I stitched around the edges of these pieces to add a bit of definition.  Everything was matted on white card stock, which I edge distressed and inked.  The flowers were from my stash, as was the ribbon (I was going to go with MORE pink for the ribbon, but the lime green really popped, and coordinated well with the flowers).  I added some adhesive pearls to finish the card off.

Flower Girl CU

Flower Girl

Hello there!!! The weather is getting cooler….fall is fast approaching!  So better time to make a really spring/summery card?? :)  Our new challenge at Come and Get It Challenges is with the theme of Flowers, with two generous sponsors:

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Flower GirlOne of the sponsors, My Besties, generously provided the image that I used on my card, found here.  I colored the adorable Cat Lady up with my SN markers, then paper pieced her dress and headband with some of the same floral paper that I used in the layout.  I had fun digging up as many flowery things as I could for this challenge :)  The papers were all scraps from some coordinating sheets, and the trim was found when I re-organized all my trims and ribbons :)  The layered blooms were also from supplies that have been laying around waiting to be used :)  I hope you can stop by and visit, check out the fabulous DT creations, and enter your own Flower creation, at Come and Get It this week!