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Good morning :)  I really, really challenged myself with this card.  There were a few challenges that I wanted to enter, and I’ve been so short of time, that I wanted to combine a few of them into one card….so I got my thinking cap on :)  I love the sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week, and really wanted to give it a go:

They also have a theme, this time, Use a Diecut.  Another challenge that intrigued me was The Butterfly Challenge, where the theme is V for the color Vermillion, and K for Key….with a butterfly, of course :)   These, along with the various Red, White and Blue challenges, certainly had me thinking!!  I found the little house image at a free clipart site, and printed it on blue card stock, then added some touches of red, white and clear sparkle with some gel pens…then fussy cut it out and placed it on white cardstock, matted in red.  I die cut the butterflies, with an unbranded die, and, after folding their wings up for a bit of dimension, placed them on a piece matted in blue.  I embossed the background with a Spellbinders folder, added a Tattered Lace diecut sentiment and then tied on a key charm to finish the card off :)

I’d also like to enter this into the following:

Let’s Craft and Create – #127 Just Beachy and/or Red, White and Blue

CutIt Up = #125 Patriotic/Red White and Blue (I’m Canadian, so went with the colors :) )

Glitter N’ Sparkle – #24 7 Red White and Blue


Beautiful Lily

Hi there!! There’s a new challenge at C.R.A.F.T. – and it’s one of my favorites: A Sketch Challenge :)

This sketch is created by our very own Aunty Sue, and it’s FABULOUS!!  Of course, we have a generous sponsor, and this time it’s

I hope you can join us for some sketchy fun this week!


I was given the gorgeous Circle Lily to use for my project.  I colored it with my Prismacolor pencils to match one of the lilies that my neighbor has in her incredible lily patch…..I thought the colors were so unique, that I had to give it a shot.  I die/fussy cut the image out and then set to laying the rest of the card out.  I used a border embossing folder to create the vertical element, edging it with some ribbon that miraculously matched the lily!! A strip of lace and a LDRS stamped sentiment made up the other elements.  Since I edged the circle and the sentiment piece with some sparkly gel pen (which, of course doesn’t show in the pic), I added some sparkle balls to balance everything out :)

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

Dream Valley – #159 Bling, Lace and Ribbon

As You Like It - Favorite Way to Add Ribbon….strips to border other elements WHY?  It’s easy for a sucky bow tier such as myself :)

Crafty Catz – #378 ATG with a twist of add some lace

Crafty Gals Corner – #130 ATG

Crafty Creations – #345 ATG

I Do

I Do

I DoI am loving this sketch, from The Sketchy Challenges, so much, that I had to make ONE more card with it (doubt it will be the last one!!).

I used an image from Sweet Escapes, sadly I’m not seeing it in the shop any longer, but I’m so happy to have it, as it makes a lovely focal point for a wedding card!! After coloring the roses, I added some Wink of Stella to the bride’s dress, and some pearl jewellery.  I fussy cut the image out, the assembled the card, following the sketch, and using all kinds of scraps of paper that I had :)  The sentiment and the silver accents are from a sticker set that I recently dug up from deep in my stash, some pearls, and the silver edging on the panels are peel off strips.  It’s great to be a bit more prepared for the last minute wedding cards that people always seem to need!!

I’d like to enter this into the following:

Crafty Gals Corner – ATG #129

Words to Craft By – #42 Keep Love In Your Heart

Creative Inspirations – #278 Dots and/or Stripes

In the Pink – #122 Special Occasion

If You Give a Crafter a Cookie – Cookie Challenge #72

Little Sweetie

Sweet Little One

 Little SweetieHello, today I have a card featuring the image Precious by Conie Fong.  This little sweetie captured my heart as soon as I saw her.  I’m busy making baby cards, and thought that this image would be perfect for an extra special baby girl card!! I colored her up with my Prismacolor pencils, then die/fussy cut her out and matted the image with a pink cardstock that coordinated with the background paper that I found in my stash…..how pretty are all those beautiful pink daisies??  I used the sketch from The Sketchy Challenges

as my guideline for a layout.  I pretty much stuck exactly to the sketch, using coordinating cardstocks, lattice panels that I cut with a Sizzix die, and adding some pretty pink daisies, that I added Flower Soft centres to.

I’d also like to enter this into the following:

Allsorts Challenge – Week 421 Flower Power

The Ribbon Girl - June Use Any Image

Crafty Gals Corner – ATG #129

In the Pink – #122 Special Occasion

Super Dad

Super Dad

Super DadHi there!! I made this card for a friend’s dad, using this image from KennyK Stamps. Sadly, the KennyK store is shutting down at the end of June, but they are having a mega sale, so check it out, while you still can!!  I colored the image with my Prismacolors, then fussy cut it out.  I used this sketch

Sketch 114

From Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2​ to lay the card out, using a variety of bright DP, a mirrored circle embossed with the Darice diamond plate  embossing folder, and cut with Nellie Snellen nesting circle die, a strip of sentiments and a couple of screw head brads.

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

Cuttlebug Mania - Father’s Day

Kitty B Aloha Friday – #97 For the Guys

Crafty Catz – #375 ATG with optional Spots and Stripes

Crafty Purple Frog – Make It Manly

Knight in shining armor

Knight In Shining Armor

Knight in shining armorHello!! I’m so dreadfully behind with my blogging!! I guess it’s the next thing in my life I have to get organized…been doing pretty good with everything else I’ve got into a schedule of sorts :)

I made this for the current challenge over at C.R.A.F.T.  Our theme this time is Father’s Day/Male Cards. We have the fabulous  Dr. Digi House of Stamps

 as the challenge sponsor, and will be choosing our Star of the Month, sponsored by Star Stampz :)

I was given The Dragon and the Knight, from Star Stampz to use on my card.  I colored the image with my SN markers, then dig around and found some bright papers to complete the layout, inspired by this sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

 2 ribbon scraps and a sentiment that I tinted on the computer with the image finish the card off. The inside says “you’re my knight in shining armor”.  I hope you can join us this time at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge with your male makes!

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

Cards and More – #185 Father’s Dad

Card Mania – #92 Life is Colorful

Creative Inspirations – #275 ATG

Lovely Lilacs

Lovely Lilacs

Lovely LilacsGood morning :)  Here is a card I made with a beautiful lilac image from Aurora Wings.  Aurora Wings Challenge is currently having a sketch challenge, based on this sketch:

AW challenge 46 sketch

 I colored the image up with Prismacolors, then layered it up with a doily.  For the background, I stamped some script with white ink, and a swirly corner stamp was used with silver ink in the corner. Pieces of DP, matted with Silver mirror card were used for the other background elements.  I added ribbon, eyelet lace and some silver blings to finish the card according to the sketch guidelines.

I would like to enter the following challenges with this card:

Mod Squad Challenge Blog – Plant Kindness

Fab N’ Funky - #343 Flowers

Aurora Wings Challenge – #46 Sketch

Deep Ocean Challenge - #151 Flowers Everywhere

Daisy Chain Challenge – #6 Make It Feminine

Up and Away

Up and Away

Up and Away

Hello!  Lately, I’ve been trying to use stamps and other products that I’ve had for some time and have neglected to use.  The stamp that I have used here is from Crafty Paws….it was a freebie eons ago, and I thought the little pups in their balloon was so cute…..and that’s as far as it went until now :/  I colored this up with my Prismacolors, then used the sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches as a guide for putting the card together.

It’s such a versatile sketch, that I’m sure I’ll be using it again and again :)  It’s also a great layout to use scraps up, which I did with my card.  The diagonal strip needed some “oomph”, so I cut arrows in it with my Cricut, then layered it over some red.  The sentiment is made with tiny alpha stickers on a die cut circle.  I doodled some more arrows around the image and added some bright adhesive embellishments to finish this card off :)

In addition to Tuesday Morning Sketches, I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Through the CraftRoom Door – Week of Feb 28 – March 6 ATG

Paper Shelter – Animal Magic

Penny’s Papercrafty Challenge – #318 ATG

If You Give a Crafter a Cookie  with the following inspiration pic:

Retirement Tulips

Spring Retirement

Hello!! It’s hard to believe that it’s March already!! It came in like a lamb here in Saskatchewan, so I hope this month doesn’t like up to the whole “in like a lion, out like a lamb” and vice versa thing!  We have a new challenge over at the C.R.A.F.T. challenge blog today, and this time it’s a sketch challenge, using a sketch by our fabulous DT member Sheryl :)

It’s a very versatile sketch that can be interpreted quite a few ways, as you can see, if you check out the amazing creations that the DT has made this week!!  We have 2 sponsors for our challenge:


And, seeing as how we are at the beginning of the month, it’s that time that we will be announcing our “Star of the Month”, which is sponsored by

Retirement TulipsI used a beautiful spring image from Sweet n’ Sassy for my card.  Nothing says spring quite like tulips do!!  I colored the image up with my SN markers.  The diagonal strip is a die cut, cut with a Memory Box die.  I added a little bee and some enamel dots, then stamped and embossed the sentiment.  Done!!  I hope you can stop by and have some fun with us, and try this sketch out!

I’d like to enter this into the following challenges:

Polkadoodles - Week 8/9 ATG

Double D Challenge – Think Spring!

Crafty Sentiments – ATG

Artistic Inspirations – #173 ATG

Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenge – #1709 ATG


Over the Moon

Over The Moon

Hey there!! It’s time for a new challenge over at C.R.A.F.T.   Our theme is Love/Valentines/Anniversary this time around, and we have

All Dressed Up stamps sponsoring us.  Try to make some time to check out the LOVEly makes of my fellow DT members :)

Over the MoonI used the sweet Over the Moon image from the sponsor. I colored it with my Prismacolors, with touches of Wink of Stella on her dress and veil, then decided to use the background technique from the latest monthly pencil class over at Kit and Clowder. The colors are way different than what’s used in the class, but that’s the nice thing, the techniques can be applied to any project in any color.  The papers are some that I just purchased a while ago, when some of my friends and I went on a road trip to the only scrapbooking store in the area.  I took the metallic bits from the paper pattern, and used some gold mirror cardstock to mat everything and to cut the Mr. and Mrs. with my Cricut.  Some gold ribbon and a rose finish this card off…..the layout was inspired by this sketch:

over at Tuesday Morning Sketches :)

I would also like to enter this card into these challenges:

Allsorts Challenge Blog – Week 400 -Let’s Celebrate!

Tuesday Throwdown – ATG #327