Troll Smile

Troll Smiles

Good morning, it’s time for a new challenge at Come and Get It Challenges, where our theme is Fairies or Trolls.  We are sponsored by Sherri Baldy over at Besties.

Troll Smile

I used Scan 0019 for my card….such a cute little troll!! After coloring the image with my Prismacolors, I found some bright papers that seemed to go with the mood of the cutie.  I got the bright idea of fringing paper – and no, I do not have fringe scissors!!!  Originally it was only going to be the one color, but I just kept cutting away, as I like the layered fringe look :)  I still have a whack of my melted pony bead ‘enamel dots’, and come of the colors were perfectly bright for this design :)  I was stumped for a sentiment, or just that last little “something” – until I rummaged around and found this chipboard sentiment….that I’ve been waiting probably 10 years to use!!  It just goes to show that when you’re a crafter, saving things makes sense!!

Bear Babies

Baby Bears

Hi there!! I hope you are enjoying your summer!!  Today I have a card for you that I made for the current challenge at Creative Fingers.  This challenge, we are being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps

and Elvenstar Art

All of our challenges are ATG, so I hope you can join in the fun!!

Bear Babies

I was given the image  Teddy Bear Topper, by Bugaboo, to work with.  I’m running very short of baby girl cards, so I colored the bears, with my Prismacolors, in traditional “girly” colors.  I added the sentiment on my computer when I printed the image.  The image and sentiment pretty much say it all, so I went with a fairly simply design, using some coordinating stripe paper, and some baby die cuts, that I cut with a DoCraft die :)

Blissful Bunny

Butterfly Bunny

Good morning!! It’s Thursday, so that means it’s time for a brand new challenge over at C.R.A.F.T.  We have a super fun theme this week: Animals.  Time to get all those fuzzy butts onto cards, and enter :)  We are lucky to have 2 sponsors this time:


Just click on the logo to be taken to their shops :)

Blissful Bunny

I was given the adorable Butterfly Bunny, from All Dressed Up, to use for my card.  I colored the image with my SN markers, and am so happy that I managed to achieve the fuzzy look the way I did :)  I used the sketch at  The Sketchy Challenge 

I have so many pretty scraps of printed paper, that this was the perfect sketch to utilize some of them!! The layout and patterns of the paper really made embellishments unnecessary,  as I think it could have easily got to be “too much”.  I added a sticker (!!!!) sentiment, and called this done :)

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

Pixies Snippets Playground - Weeks 285 and 286, ATG with snippets

Level Up

Level Up!!

Level UpGood morning!! I had an order for a young man who was turning 14, and was crazy about video games.  I knew that KennyK Stamps had just the image, and before I could go and buy it, I won it on one of the many good-bye games they are having on their Facebook Group!  I did, however, manage to go a bit overboard on the budget that I’d set for myself when I went shopping….the sale is just too good, and it’s the last chance to get these images!!  I colored Boy Gamer up with my SN markers, and was sitting around trying to decide on layout, when I got a panic text, saying the birthday was the next day, not in a week, like she thought!!  Of course this was 15 minutes before company arrived!  I set into motion, FAST, the image was about 75% colored, so I finished,  found paper, started cutting and laying out! My company sat and laughed as I printed a sentiment on the computer, added a sticker number – that I added Glossy Accents to for dimension – and some silver adhesive balls.  I’m happy with how this turned out, especially since it’s one of the fastest cards I’ve ever made.  What’s more important, the recipient loved it, as well :)

I’d like to enter this into:

Allsorts Challenge – Week 420 Birthday Boy

Craft Rocket Challenge – #38 For the Boys/Men

Bee Goodbye

Bee in Blossom

Bee GoodbyeHello there!! There’s a brand new challenge over at the  Sheepski Designs Facebook group!! It’s ATG  as long as you use an image from Sheepski Designs.  Andrea has some gorgeous images, and I have a discount code for you, to help you with your shopping :)


I have used Bumble Bee Blossom for my inspiration card.  I colored the image with SN markers  and did some fine detail accent work with a ultra fine point pen.  I made the background by stencilling the honeycomb pattern with embossing ink, then embossing with gold, inking with distress ink, randomly stamping a script stamp, then sprinkling some pink and white embossing powder over it all to give the impression of pollen :)  I layered the image on some gold, then a doily (which was the perfect pink….go figure!!), added some lace, ribbon and pearls….and finished with a small sentiment.  I love this image, and had so much fun making this card!! Hopefully, we will see you join us in the challenge….who knows, you may be one of the winners :)

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

Snowmen Selfie

Snowmen Selfie

Snowmen SelfieGood morning!! I posted a sneaky peak of the image I used on this card a couple days ago, on Facebook.  Today is the day that you can pick up this adorable image as a FREEBIE, at Sheepski Designs Challenge Blog!!  Andrea is offering this as a freebie, to celebrate the 100th image that she’s created!! While you’re at the blog, check out the current challenge, Girlz Rule.  We all like sneaking a girl into our cards, every now and then ;)  If you use a Sheepski Designs image, and are the winner, or Top 3, your prize is bumped up by an extra image!  To help out with your shopping, here is a special discount code to use:


I colored this image up with my Prismacolors, on gray Kraft paper (didn’t know there was such a thing, but there it was, at Michael’s!)  I framed it to look like a polaroid, and heat embossed a sentiment.  I tucked a few die cut snowflakes behind the picture, and used my white gel pen to make a scribbley edge, before mounting the whole thing on a blue card blank :)

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

Winter Wonderland – Add Snowflakes

Brown Sugar Challenge – #255 ATG

Crafting with Friends – #45 ATG

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – #338 Anything Christmas with optional Silver

Snow Family

Blue Snow Family

Snow FamilyHello, here is my card for the latest challenge over at C.R.A.F.T.  We are having Christmas as our theme, as we do once a month, as a way of trying to help you get the jump on making Christmas cards. We have the generous PaperNest Dolls as our sponsor this time :)

I have used the adorable Snow Family image, kindly supplied to me by the sponsor for my DT project.  I colored the family up with my Prismacolors, then added some Wink of Stella to the bodies, and some glitter to the background.  I cut the image out with a nesting die, matting it with a bigger version of the same die.  I had a scrap of the blue snowflake paper in my stash, that coordinated perfectly.  I used a corner punch to put the snowflakes in the corners, then used the punch again on the dark blue base paper, and sprinkled the punch-outs around the card.  Some fluffy and sparkly yarn, and a few bows finish this card off :)

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

Double D Challenge – Blue and White

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Extra Challenge – June

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge - #338 ATG/Add Silver

ABC Christmas Challenge – L for Love (family) M for More than One (snow people, bows)

Winter Wonderland – Add Snowflakes

Let Your Dreams Take Flight

Dance With You Dreams

Let Your Dreams Take FlightHi there!! I got an order for a Graduation card for a young lady who’s an avid dancer.  I knew exactly which image I wanted to use – Stardancer, from Aurora Wings was perfect :) The colors of mint, light blue and bright pink were requested, so I set to work coloring with my Prismacolors. I added accents with a glitter gel pen. I used my pencils to make a swirl background, to go with the movement in the image.  With such a gorgeous image, I wanted to keep it as the focal point, by not overdoing the rest of the card with patterns or embellishments. I settled on mint and bright pink glitter paper, using a Frantic Stamper die to make an inlaid die cut border.  The sentiment “let your dreams take flight” went so well with the image, and fit the Grad celebration perfectly.

I’d like to enter this in:

Aurora Wings Challenge – #51 Celebration

Wedding Flamingos

Flamingo Wedding

Wedding FlamingosHello! Here is my card for the current challenge at Come and Get It.  Our theme this week is Weddings, so it’s a great time to make up a card for wedding season.  Our generous sponsor is Di’s Digistamps.

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I was snooping around on the net, and came across this cute wedding couple at The Hungry JPEG. I merged the various elements of the set, then added a “congrats” sentiment to the banner. I sot of mirrored the banner shape when cutting out the image. I used a sheet of double sided DP for the background, cutting strips of the reverse side as a top and bottom border. This card needed a bit of glitz, so I brushed on some Wink of Stella on the veil, added a rhinestone necklace, some silver bows, and matted everything on some silver glitter paper. Love the funky feel of this card with the flamingo couple :)

I would love to enter this into the following -

A Gem of a Challenge – #196 Wedding or Anniversary

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