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October 7, 2015


Hello everyone!  It is time for the Crafty Gals Corner challenge again and this week it is Dude!  Create a masculine card!  I struggle with these, but I really like how this one came out.

This is Kenny K's Cheers Dude.  I paper pieced his shirt and colored him with Copic markers.  The plaid is a free digital paper from Granny Enchanted which made it really easy to scale for the size of the stamp.  I kept it simple with no flowers or buttons, but I did add a little brown ribbon.  I resisted the urge to add a little Wink of Stella clear glitter to the foam.  It was hard...but I managed! =P

Kenny K is our sponsor this week and you have the chance to win 3 digital stamps.  So click the badge below to be transported to his shop and check out all of the wonderful stamps he has to offer.

I look forward to seeing all of your masculine cards.

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
TPC Studio metal embellishments
ribbon from my stash

October 6, 2015

We Have a Winner!

I am back today to announce the winner of the image I used for my MoonFlower Digital Stamps birthday blog hop project.  I used and the name that got pulled out of the hat was:

Wow.. that is some gorgeous coloring. Perfect pairing with the papers and embellishments you chose.

Congratulations Shari!  Please contact me by Tuesday, October 13th at 11:59 CDT to claim your prize.  You can email me at failte at charter dot net. 

Thank you to everyone who participated in the blog hop.  Your lovely comments always make my day.  =)

October 3, 2015


Welcome back to the new challenge for Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends.  As always, our challenge is anything goes, so I am looking forward to all of the fabulous projects!

We have some great sponsors this week and I had the opportunity to work with Luna from Zuri Artsy Craftsy.  I just think she is so adorable!  She is colored with Copic markers and I sponged some charcoal ink from Stampin' Up! around the edges.  The card stock was just too white with all of the dark colors.  The ink came from their distressing kit, but I am not sure they carry it any longer.  The frame and sentiment were cut using my Silhouette Cameo and cut files from the shop.  I sponged them with the same charcoal ink to give them a darker look.  The pumpkin button was too bright, so I sponged some ink on there and heat set it!

We have three fabulous sponsors this week.  You can click on the badge and pop over to check out all of the lovely shops.

Emerald Fairies

Prize of 3 images


Concetta Kilmer

Prize of 3 images


Zuri Artsy Craftsy

Prize of 3 images

I hope to see you playing along in our challenge!

Whimsy Stamps has an anything goes or Halloween challenge, so Luna is going to trick or treat in that challenge.

Really Reasonable Ribbon has a Halloween plus ribbon or trim (of course!) so Luna is going to show off her ribbon in that challenge.

Bugaboo Stamps has an anything goes challenge.  Luna is going to pop over and catch the bug.

Creative Corner Challenges has a Boo! challenge.  Luna isn't scared and is going to go play in the challenge.

Card measures 5.5" x 5.5"
Silhouette cut file Halloween Ornate Oval Frame by Jamie Koay
Silhouette cut file 'trick or treat' phrase badge by Samantha Walker
Karen Foster Design Brad Bars - Halloween
Favorite Findings pumpkin button
Buttons, gems and ribbon from my stash

October 2, 2015

Birthday Celebrations!

It’s birthday time!!  MoonFlower is a whole year old already and we’re blog hopping to celebrate!
It’s been an amazing year, with many incredible images drawn by Andreia, and brought to life by the very talented design team, and so we decided it would be fun to showcase some of them with a birthday blog hop.

Blogging is all about networking and sharing our love of crafts so we’d love you to play along, leave a little love on each blog you hop to and if you like what you see hit the ‘follow’ button, and we can follow you in return of course! The winners will be announced on the blogs so you don’t want to miss out as it could be you!

We are pleased to be sponsored by Donna Marie for this hop. She is an amazing colorist and has written a fabulous ebook with many hints and tips about coloring. One lucky hopper will win a copy of her book, plus 2 MoonFlower digi stamps of their choosing, and a 25% discount voucher for the store. Check out her Facebook page to see her amazing work.

Donna-Marie's Colouring ebooks

In addition to the main prize, one lucky person who has left a comment will be selected from each blog included in the hop, and will win the image that each DT member has used.  Check back on each blog to see if you are the winner.
 Comments must be posted by Sunday, October 4 at 5:59 pm CDT (11:59 pm WEST) to be eligible for the drawing.

You should have popped over here from Dianne's blog.  I am sure she had some amazing inspiration for you.  For my project, I used Gypsy Flower.  She was a gorgeous freebie from the newsletter.  I fell in love as soon as I saw her!  She is now available in the shop.

She is colored with Copic markers and the frame was cut using a Silhouette store cut file.  The wire curlicues are actually the wire stems I cut off of two of the flowers.  =)  If you want to get the newsletter freebies, be sure to sign up for the newsletter on the website!  Don't forget to leave a comment on this post because you could be the lucky winner!

You will be hopping on to Winnie's blog from here.  Have a fabulous time on the rest of the hop!

If you get lost here is the list of blogs to hop to. Visit each one in turn and leave a comment to be in with a chance to win.

Rae Ann (you are here)

As well as the blog hop there is lots of fun happening this weekend over at our Facebook Fan Page so please pop along and join in the celebrations and have a go at maybe winning some great prizes. We would love to see you there. 

Happy hopping!

Kitty Bee Designs has a button challenge.  Gypsy Flower is going to show off all of her buttons in the challenge.

Morgan's ArtWorld has a ribbons challenge.  Gypsy Flower is going to take her ribbon to the challenge and play along.

Julia Spiri Challenge Blog has an anything goes with a twist of bling theme.  Gypsy Flower is going to look at all the bling in that challenge.

Use Your Stuff challenge has a markers/inks theme.  Gypsy Flower is going to pop over and show off her Copic coloring.

Whoopsi Daisy has an embellishments challenge.  Gypsy Flower thinks her embellishments are lovely and is going to join the challenge.

Card measures 5.5" x 5.5"
Basic Grey Buttons
Silhouette Store 4 Oval Frames by Carina Gardner
Stampin' Up! ribbon
The Paper Studio micro roses
Recollections Sophie doily
Pearls from my stash

October 1, 2015

Autumn Leaves

I am so ready for fall!  Here in Pensacola, FL it is still so hot and humid!  The high today is supposed to be 81 degrees.  Apparently the fact that it is the beginning of October doesn't mean anything in the Florida panhandle.  To console myself, I used fabulous fall colors on my project.  Our theme this week is Lots of Layers, so I got to play with lots of colors and patterns.

The image is Stringing Autumn Leaves from our sponsor, Lemon Shortbread.  She is colored with Copic markers.  I got the idea to create a leaf garland from a card I ran across during my travels through blogland.  You can see the inspiration card on this blog.  I loved the coffee cup garland so much!  When I was designing the layout for this card, the garland popped into mind and I knew a leaf garland was a great touch.  The leaves were cut using my Silhouette Cameo.

I hope you pile on your layers and come play with us.  There is a prize of three digital stamps up for grabs.  Click on the badge below to pop over to the shop and check out all of the wonderful Lemon Shortbread stamps.

Cards in Envy has a colors of fall challenge, so this girl is going to hang a leaf garland in that challenge.

Crafting for all Seasons has an autumnal hues challenge.  This little girl is going to take her autumn leaves and show them off.

Crafty Sentiments Designs has an autumn leaves challenge.  She is going to string some leaves in that challenge.

Color Throwdown has a gorgeous fall palette and she is going to show off her autumn colors in that challenge.

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Spellbinders Floral Oval dies
Basic Grey buttons
American Crafts twine
Silhouette maple leaf cut file (basic on machine)
Eco Chic trims from Michaels

September 30, 2015

Queen of Crazy Hair

This week's challenge at the Crafty Gals Corner is Things with Wings/Mythical Creatures.  I love mythical creatures and what better sponsor to work with for this challenge than Faery Ink!

This is Gabbie Queen of Crazy Hair.  I colored her with Copic markers.  I thought she needed to have a fun color for her crazy hair. =)  She has Wink of Stella clear glitter on the insets of her wings, because all fairies should sparkle!  I added Wink of Stella gold glitter to her pendant and her crown.

Come play in our challenge for a chance to win 3 digital images from Faery Ink.  Click the badge below to hop over to the shop.  You won't stop drooling for days!!

Mod Squad Challenge blog has a things with wings challenge.  Gabbie is going to go show off her sparkly wings there.

Digi Choosday has a Something New challenge and since the crown charm is new, Gabbie is going to go play in that challenge.

Craftin Desert Divas have a things with wings linky party.  Gabbie is going to flit over there and join the party.

Crafty Cardmakers have a make it sparkle challenge.  So Gabbie is going to take her pearls and sparkly wings and show them off in the challenge.

Sassy Studio Designs has a make it fly challenge.  Gabbie is going to fly on over there and play in the challenge.

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Spellbinders Tear Drop Circles dies
Recollections Natural Threads Metal Icons
Wink of Stella in clear and gold
Dress It Up buttons (purple) 
My Mind's Eye Kate & Co button (teal)
Pearls and flower from my stash

September 28, 2015

A Little Voodoo

Today I have a project for you using a new MoonFlower Digital Stamps image called Voodoo Priestess.  She is such a great image for so many things!  You can obviously use her for Halloween, but how about a friend that is having difficulties.  You could use the sentiment, "Just stick to it!"

She is colored with Copic markers.  I went with a black, red, gray combo because I thought it was fitting for a Voodoo Priestess!  The background and frame are Silhouette cut files that are available in the shop.  The background is misted with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist so it has great shimmer, but it is so hard to capture in a picture.  I also used Wink of Stella in gold to color all of the pieces of jewelry and a gold Spica pen to color the candle flames.

You can find all of Andreia's wonderful stamps in the MoonFlower Digtial Stamps shop.  If you join the MoonFlower Digital Stamps group on Facebook, you can find a code for 20% off your purchase this month.  Speaking of the group, we have a monthly challenge running and you can win a digital stamp prize!  Andreia has been known to do a flash giveaway now and then as well.

In addition to winning a free stamp, you can sign up for the newsletter and receive a stamp every month.  Pop over to the website and enter your email address in the form at the bottom of the page.  You will receive a confirmation email, so be sure to confirm to complete the sign up process.  Once you do, you will be able to receive this month's freebie, In the Meadows.  Here is a little preview.  She is gorgeous!

Hope to see you join us in the group so we can see your lovely projects.

Whimsy Stamps has an anything goes or Halloween challenge so the Voodoo Priestess is going to go stick her pins into that challenge.

Artistic Inspirations has an anything goes with a twist of black challenge, so the Voodoo Priestess is going to take her doll and play in that challenge.

MarkerPOP has a Halloween challenge, so the Voodoo Priestess is going to POP in over there and play in the challenge.

Card measures 5.5" 5.5"
Silhouette Card Halloween Cemetery Scene by Samantha Walker
Silhouette Gothic Frame by Jamie Koay
Recollections Flowers
Pearls and ribbon from my stash