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April 30, 2016

Love Birds

Hello!  Welcome back to the new challenge at the Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends.  All of our challenges are anything goes so it is really easy to play along for some great prizes!


For this week's challenge, I used Love Birds by Ching-Chou Kuik.  Her designs are always so gorgeously detailed!  I also used papers by MR Designs from the In the Garden collection.  These papers are gorgeously shabby chic!  You need to check them out!  This image was colored with Copic markers and cut out using the Silhouette.

Both Ching-Chou Kuik and Michele R Designs are the sponsors for this challenge.  You can click on the badges below to pop over to each shop to see what they have to offer.


Prize of 1 image

and

Prize of €10 certificate

I hope you will join us and play along.

Card measures 5.5" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Gold Labels 4
Live & Love Crafts sugared embellishment
Live & Love Crafts distressed heart
The Paper Studio lace
Buttons Galore buttons
Michaels impulse bin pearls
Ribbon and flower from my stash






April 28, 2016

Falling Stars

It's that time!  Time for a new challenge at Creative Knockouts!  Our challenge this week is lots of layers.  We have a great sponsor for you this week as well.


This is Wish Falling Star Lil Sweetie Mia from Ching-Chou Kuik, our sponsor for this week's challenge.  She was colored with Copics and cut out using the Silhouette Cameo.  In addition to layering the papers and dies, I layered up my embellishments too.  Definitely will need a special envelope for this card!  The sentiment is a Silhouette cut file that was filled and printed using the software.

The paper is a free digital download that I found ages ago on freedigitalscrapbooking.com.  I thought it was perfect for this image!  It is still free and you can find it here along with some other great freebies.

I crocheted the lace I used on this card myself.  I love how it turned out and I can't wait to make more!

You have the chance to win 2 images from the etsy store.  You can click the badge below to pop over to the shop and have a look around.


Card measures 5.5" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Star Circles die
Silhouette cut file Stars Can't Shine Quote by Carina Gardner
Buttons Galore buttons
Cousin star beads
Mark Richards crystal stickers
Recollections rhinestone stars
Artistic Wire
flower from my stash



Caribbean Vibe

Hello MoonFlower fans!  It is my turn over on the MoonFlower blog to provide some inspiration.  I am sharing all of the boring supply details here.


This is Gina Caribe.  She is the newest release in the MoonFlower line up.  She was so much fun to color and she makes me want to hit the beach!  I have had the scrap of patterned paper forever and knew it was the perfect backdrop for Gina.  I matched my Copic colors to the paper too.

The flip flop card is a Silhouette cut file.  It came with all of the layers and I just had to size it for my use and cut away.  All of the designs are 50% off until May 10th too!  So bonus!

MoonFlower digi stamps is moving to Etsy so Andreia has posted a sale on the old website to say good bye.  All of the stamps are 50% for a few more days.  Pop in and add one or two (or more!) to your collection.

Once you have added to your collection, color them up and share them with us in the Facebook group.  We would love to see them.

Card measures 3.75" x 8.5" (it will fit in a business envelope)
Silhouette cut file Flip Flop Shadow Card by Sweet Afton
The Paper Studio lace
The Paper Studio gems
Favorite Findings flip flop buttons
Recollections paper flower
Flowers from my stash



April 27, 2016

Oh Dang...

Hello!  It is time for another challenge at the Crafty Gals Corner.  This challenge is everyone's favorite, Anything Goes!  We have some great sponsors so why not join us this week.


For this project I used Beeper from The Stamping Boutique.  I also had some Freckled Fawn products I needed to use because they are sponsoring the challenge as well.  One of the products was a pack of word wood chips.  None of the words really fit this little guy.  Until I saw another stamp set I had sitting near my work space!  I paired the 'oh' from Freckled Fawn with the 'dang' from Paper Smooches. =)  I thought this would make a great 'sorry (enter reason here)' card. I also used Freckled Fawn washi tape to create my polka dot background as well as some enamel dots.

We have three lovely and generous sponsors this week.  Pop on over to each shop by clicking the respective badges below.


Prize of a $15 gift certificate

and


Prize of 1 digital image

and


Prize of a $12 gift certificate

It's anything goes so it is super easy to play along.  I hope you will join us.

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Darice Steampunk embossing folder
Paper Smooches Slang Gang stamp set
Freckled Fawn Word Wood Chips
Freckled Fawn washi tape
Freckled Fawn enamel dots
Tim Holtz Sprockets



April 20, 2016

Super Sweet

Hello!  Hello!  It's Wednesday which means it is time for another challenge over at the Crafty Gals Corner.  This week our challenge is Cute as a Button which means you need to use buttons on your project.  I don't know about you, but I LOVE buttons!  I have way too many, which is a good reason to use some on this project.


This week I used Candy Girl from Star Stampz for my project.  The background paper is from the Confection digital collection at Nitwit Collections.  I love Mary Fran's papers.  They are always so gorgeously detailed!  Candy Girl was colored with Copic markers and I added a little Pen-touch marker for the gleam in her eyes.

This week we have three wonderful sponsors with some generous prizes for our challenge.  You can pop over to each shop by clicking the badges below.  Maybe you will be able to add to your collection with a win in our challenge!


Prize of 2 digital images

and


Prize of a $20 gift certificate

and


Prize of 3 digital images

Why not dig out your button collection and play along with us?!

Inspiration Destination has an anything goes challenge.  Candy Girl is going to visit and play along in that challenge.

Star Stampz has a use a digi challenge.  Candy Girl is going to look at all of the other digi images used in that challenge.

Digi Designs has an embossing challenge.  Candy Girl is going to hand out some candy in that challenge.

Hiding in My Craft Room has a lots of layers challenge.  Candy Girl is going to take a lollipop and play in that challenge.

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers has an E for embossing challenge.  Candy Girl is going to visit the challenge and look at all of the embossing.

Art By Miran has an anything goes challenge.  Candy Girl is going to look at all of the entries in that challenge.

Card measures 5.5" x 5.5"
LifeStyle Crafts Nested Circle dies
Cuttlebug Mini Monsters embossing folder
Nitwit Collections Confection digital paper
Buttons Galore buttons
Forever in Time patterned wood buttons
Dress It Up Decadence button
Recollections mini buttons
Michaels pearls
Mark Richards Crystal Stickers
Stampin' Up! Pear Pizzaz ribbon
Flower from my stash



April 14, 2016

Morning, Sunshine!

It is time for a new challenge at Creative Knockouts and our theme this week is a humorous card.  I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do, so I was scouring the Internet for a humorous quote.  It took me a while, but I found the perfect on.  I am not a morning person.  In fact, when I was younger, I am certain my family drew straws to decide who would wake me up.  While I am not quite that bad now, it is always a good idea to let me have a cup of coffee...or a few...before expecting me to start my day.  So that brings me to my project...


I found the quote on a website that has a ton of humorous cards.  It did not give credit to anyone, so hopefully it isn't a specific quote.  Then when I saw Float Yer Goat on the Doodle Pantry website, I knew I had the perfect pair.  The goat was colored with Copics and the balloons are paper pieced.  I created the sentiment in the Silhouette Studio software.  I cut it out using a banner from the Silhouette store.  I also cut the mat for the banner using the Silhouette Studio software.

You can click the badge below to pop over to the Doodle Pantry website for shopping.  They also have a blog with a challenge, so why don't you join in the fun with us and then pop over and join in the fun with them. =)

$10 gift certificate (or 3 items $3.50 or less for EU residents)

Creative Moments has an anything goes with the twist to make it funny.  This goat is going to float by that challenge and play along.

Simon Says Stamp has a doing the polka challenge.  This goat is finally up and moving and is going to stop by that challenge.

Cre8tive Hands Friends has an anything goes challenge. This goat is going to float by and say hi.

Aud Sentiments has an anything goes with a sentiment challenge.  This goat is going stay up long enough to play in that challenge.

Little Miss Muffet has an anything goes challenge.  This goat figures he will go play in that challenge since he is up.

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Lacy Squares dies
Stampin' Up! Essentials Wood Elements
Silhouette cut file Set of 3 Banners by Sarah Hurley
American Crafts button
Flower and twine from my stash

Faery Spring

Hello MoonFlower fans!  Thanks for stopping by today.  I have a little inspiration for you using Tumbelina Faery.  She is currently a freebie in the MoonFlower Facebook group.  If you haven't joined us there, you really should!


I colored Tumbelina Faery with Copic markers and used the Silhouette Cameo to cut her out.  She was just a bit too large for my smaller die, so the Cameo allowed me to use the out of the box technique for her wings.  I used clear Wink of Stella on her wings so they are super sparkly.  I created the card by folding my card stock in half and laying my die so that it stuck out over the folded edge.  It is a great way to use any die to create a shaped card.

While you can't find Tumbelina Faery in the shop, you can find all of Andreia's images on sale for 50% off!  She is moving to Etsy and she is having a moving sale on the My Digital Goods site.  Go fill your card and then join on on Facebook to show off all of your lovely creations.

In the Pink has a pearls challenge (in pink of course!).  Tumbelina Faery is going to look at all of the pink in that challenge.

Crafty Ribbons has a shaped card with ribbon challenge.  Tumbelina Faery wants to see all of the lovely shapes and is going to visit that challenge.

Star Stampz has a use a digi challenge.  Tumbelina Faery is going to visit the rest of the digi stamps in that challenge.

Fab 'n' Funky has a girly and pretty challenge.  Tumbelina Faery is going to go hang out with the other girls in that challenge.

The Crafty Addicts has an anything goes with the option of girly.  Tumbelina Faery is going to go be girly in that challenge.

Card measures aprrox 5.5" in diam.
LifeStyle Crafts Nesting Doily Circles dies
The Paper Studio ribbon
Buttons Galore buttons
Bead Design in Bloom gem
Artistic Wire craft wire
Recollections pearls
Studio 18 rhinestone
Flower from my stash