Thursday, September 29, 2011

...And Bingo Was His Namo

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
B* I* N* G* O   B*I*N*G*O and Bingo was name-o
Did you guess the challenge at Dutch Dare this week?
 In case I did not hint enough it is Bingo.

 Die Cuts
 You can pick any combination as long as it is 3 in a row. Up, down or diagonal.  I chose to go with ribbon, flowers & die-cuts. 

Supplies Used:
Misc. Cardstock- Sparkly Paper: DCWV
Designer Paper & Thinking Of You Tag: K&Co.
Jewel Circles and Pearls: Recollections
Pencils: Prismacolor Pencils
Diecuts:Spellbinders Teardrop Circles, & Floral Doily Motifs

Challenges I would like to enter this card in:
Crafts and Me - Flowers
Bows 'n Berries - Glitter 
Stamp Fairy - Sparkle
Sparkles Forum - Something That Sparkles
The Crazy Challenge - Any 3 Colours of your choice (Blue, Purple & Pink)
Fussy and Fancy - try new technique (Window & Cut outside Die cut)
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
Scrapalicious - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Whimsical Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge - Anything Goes 
Critter Sketch - Anything Goes
Crazy Amigo Challenge - The Letter R (Ribbon)
Tuesday Throwdown - Thinking of You
My Craft Spot - Ribbon
Heart Song Inspirations - Ribbon and/or Tag
Paper Creations Ink Buttons or Bows 
Crafty Purple Frog - Lots of Layers
Inky Impressions - Punches or dies
Ooh La La Creations - Punches/Dies
Corrosive Challenges - Punches and/or Dies
There's Magic in the Air - Punches and Cuts (at least 3 die cuts) Circles, Tear Drop & Doily
Die Cuttin' Divas - must include a Die-cut - Shabby Chic Or Vintage
Kaboodle Doodles - Use a doily on your project (Doily Die Cut)
Catered Crop - Cream, Muted Greens, Flowers, leaves, Sentiment, Die Cuts, Ribbon
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle -  Use your favourite colour or colours (Pink & Purple)

Sunday, September 18, 2011


 The challenge this week at Sentimental Sundays is Monochromatic
You can use any color as long as you use just one color, and stay within that family. I love the elegance of Black & White. Perfect for a 25th Wedding Anniversary.  I made this for good friends of ours who will be celebrating their 25th in a week or so.  He is the one who married Aaron & I so we have a special bond with them.
Inside- Top
Inside- Bottom
Can there possibly be any more bling or sparkle? I'm the wrong person to answer that because I had to step away from the bling!! LOL! I'm sure I could have put some more on there! I don't know where, but I can find a spot! I love all the shimmer in this card! 

Sometimes when there is a Monochromatic
card especially Black & White it is hard to know 
if the card is truly black & white or if it is digitally processed. This card looks like it could have been processed, because there is no color. So this is to 
show it is truly black & white. Then this made me think of several years ago when we used film cameras. 
I used to take pictures of the cat with those last few pictures so I could turn the film in. The first time I used black & white film, I thought how nice it would be to have black & white pictures of my cat. Do you know what color a black white cat comes out in black & white film? Yep, black & white! That was a blonde moment! Here's my sign!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock Bazzill
Designer Paper: DCWV Alphabet Stack
Ribbon: Offray
Silver Button: Jolee's Boutique
Doily: Martha Stewart 
Love Letters: Gartner
25 Numbers: Making Memories
All Bling, Flourishes, Bling Circle, Flower Sticker, Small Buttons,: Recollections
Sentiments: Computer
Die Cut: Heart Circles By Spellbinders

Challenges I would Like to Enter this in:
Catered Crop Sentiment, Ribbon, Button, Die Cuts
2 Sisters -  Lets get Sentimental
Crafty Emma - Embellish me More 
Bloggers Challenge - Buttons
Delicious Doodles - Cute as a Button 
Bearly Mine - Button it up. (use one or more buttons)
Creative Craft Challenges - Buttons & Bling
*NEW* Crafty Ribbons -  Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays - Always anything goes
Do You Stack Up? -  Silver 
Little Claire's - Black and White
Clearly Inspired - Glitter
Heart Song Inspirations - Glitter and/or Chipboard
Crafts and Me - Heart (Inside)
Simon Says Stamp - Song or film title inspired- Endless Love- Movie & Song
Truly Scrumptious - Decorate the inside 
Crafty Sentiments - Spots & Stripes (Spots are inside)
Corrosive Challenges -  Punches and/or Dies (Inside)
Crafty Pad -Diamonds (use sparkly gems)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Butterfly Kisses

 The challenge this week at Dutch Dare is 
One Color (Monochromatic)
So please join us this week!
I went over Dorcas last week to craft, and was a bit frustrated, because I arrived late in the afternoon, which is usually when our Mojo is just kicking in. We wasted no time, pulled out the chocolate & got to work. I had the sketch below and the color challenge
in mind and went to work. Since I am pretty literal, the sketch came out exact. Paper and all! That is not required, but I had it. Since this card is due this week and not last week, I missed both challenges. Oops! Did not think that one through! They are both great and they helped me kick in the mojo and feel accomplished. This card is for my Brother and Sister In-Law. I am still late, but only a week this time! (Actually, I made it on their Anniversary,
 just have not sent it yet!)
 These Butterflies by Martha Stewart are my new
favorites! Love them! They are so elegant.  I often say
to my self (Yes I talk to myself, Don't judge me! LOL!) Martha has enough money, you don't need to keep buying her stuff." Then she comes out with gorgeousness like this and (other goodies that will be in my next post), and I quickly hand her some more of my money. She is a smart lady, that Martha!

 I finally acquired some of the Nesties on my very long list. Some of them were gifts from my husband for our
20th Anniversary and some of them were gifts from me. Just because... 
Anyway is this the Fleur De Lis Motifs & I am excited I finally got to play with it! The 2nd layer is actually 2 layers of paper with the decoration alternating.
Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Designer Paper: Blossom Song by DCWV- My favorite!
Butterflies: Martha Stewart
Die Cuts: Spellbinders- Scalloped Circles & Fleur De Lis Motifs 
Pearls, Jewel Flourish & Jewel Circle- Recollections
Jeweled Love Letters: ? Wedding Section at Michaels.
Sentiments: Raindrop Echo- Whimsey

Challenges I would like to enter this in:
Catch The Bug - Punches or Dies (Inside)
Crafts and Me - Heart (Inside)
City Crafter Challenge - I Heart You. Incorporate a heart.  (Inside Card)
Flutterby Wednesdays -  must include butterfly, - Anything Goes 
Paper Take Weekly - Things With Wings
Kelley Kid's - For someone special (My Brother and Sister In-Law)
Ooh La La Creations -  Anniversary
Pixie Cottage - Fancy/fussy
Simon Says Stamp - Song or film title inspired (Butterfly Kisses- by Bob Carlisle)
Truly Scrumptious - Decorate the inside 
Deep Ocean Challenge -  Lace- Butterflies are lace
Craft Your Passion - Use the "F" Word- Flourish
Crafty Boots - Anything Goes
Crafting When We Can - Anything Goes
Nettie G's Digital Gems - (2nd week) Colour Combo* Turquoise, Vanilla  & silver embellishment- (Jewels)
Catered Crop - Soft pastels, Butterflies, Sentiment, Rhinestones, Pearls, Diecuts, Stitching, Digital Stamps, Lace.
Sparkles Forum - White And One Other Colour

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Vintage- Sympathy

The challenge this week at Sentimental Sundays is
Sympathy or Thinking Of You
So please join us this week.

 Inside- Top
 Inside- Bottom

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Paper Studio
Designer Paper: K&Co.
Lace: Bunny Zoe's
Pearls: Recollections
Metal Frame: Making Memories
Sentiments: From Computer
Diecuts: Spellbinders- Lacey Ovals, Floral Doily Motifs,
Fancy Tags 1
Butterfly: Martha Stewart

Challenges I would like to enter this card in:
Catered Crop Pastel Colors (peachy color) Die cuts, Shabby Chic, Sentiment, Lace
Marks Finest Papers - Bring on the Bling
Catch The Bug - September Anythings Goes
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything goes
Secret Crafter - Colours of Autumn
365 Cards - Create pattern with your embellies
Jellypark Challenges - punches and/or die cuts
Fun with Shapes & More -  must include die cut/punch - what you want (anything goes)
Crafty Creations -punch/diecut
Paper Shelter Challenge - Anything goes
Partytime Tuesdays -  Anything Goes
Creations by Gill M - Anything that flies (Inside)
Pile It On - "B is for.." (anything starting with a B) Burnt orange, brown, butterfly
CCEE Stampers - Fall card, add a die cut either homemade or purchased
Craft Creations - Autumnal Hues
Colour Create -  Red, Kraft and White/Cream
Heidi's Hobbystuggu - Fall Colours

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Color Inspiration

The Challenge this week at Dutch Dare is
using one of these beautiful Color Inspirations.
Please join us this week!

I had help with the design of this card. I was having
serious Mojo issues and nothing was working. I have a gazillion unused Nestie shapes trying to make something work. I went to my favorite list hoping to find some inspiration and found this beautiful card by Cheryl from She Stamps. It worked perfectly!
Thank You Cheryl! The only problem when I case
a card, is I love everything about it, I case the whole card! (Cheryl's card below)
(My Card)

 The inside
 Inside- Top

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Designer Paper: K&Co.
Pearls: Recollections
Ribbon: Offray & From Stash
Lace: From JoAnn's Fabric
Metal Frame: Making Memories
Sentiments: From Computer
Diecuts: Spellbinders-Beaded Circles, Lacey Squares, 3 Floral Doily Motifs, Lacey Ovals, Classic Ovals, Fancy Tags 1

Challenges I would Like to enter this in:
Crafty Creations - punch/diecut
Jellypark Challenges- Punches and/or die cuts
Paper Shelter Challenge - Anything Goes
Partytime Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew -  Anything Goes
Heart Song Inspirations - Anything Goes and/or Use your Favorite Colour Combo
Ribbon Carousel Challenge -All Tied Up (use more than one spooled item) One ribbon, lace, & thread on the outside, & 2 different ribbons on the inside
Top Tip Tuesday - Shabby Chic Tip- When adding heavy embellishments or even ribbon, Scor -tape is the strongest adhesive I've found so far. It adheres almost everything.
Crafty Sentiments - Ribbon & Bows & a HOP 
Craft Us Crazy - Autumn Colors and/or Favorite Embellishments (Medallion)
Catered Crop- Pink, gold, brown, ribbon, sentiment
Incy Wincy Designs - Diamonds and Pearls (Diamonds are in Metal Frame)
My Craft Spot - Sewing, Stitching, Faux stitching
Card Makin' Mamas - cards only - pink
Crafty Catz - Metal and Lace
Bloggers Challenge - Bingo- Lace- Pattern Paper- Die Cuts


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