Spooky Time….

Our featured artist for the “Crafty Awesomeness Challenge” for September is non other than the very gifted artist Mr. Rick St. Dennis. This image is called “Excavation for Skulls” and is available here. Rick has some great images that cover all occasions, but I especially like his “Spooky” ones. This one will give me a start on my Halloween Cards for this year.

The image was colored with my Prisma Colored Pencils and was cut with my “Wonky Ovals” Die-Namics by My Favorite Things. The Rolled Flower Roses and other flowers are also made from Dies by Die-namics. The Branch Die is a Tim Holtz by Sizzix one.  The “Sequins” are from My Favorite Things and the other Black Decorations are from Hobby Lobby.

Please come and join us and maybe you’ll be this month’s winner.




My project this month for the Bugaboo Crafty Challenge is a Bookmark. Here in the U.S.A., we will be celebrating our Independence on the 4th of July next month and this image hits the spot.  She’s called, “Stella Calendar Month July USA.” I also really liked the sentiment that went with it. LOL.

I’ve colored the image with my Copic Markers and also used a Gold Prisma Pencil. I’m not sure who makes the pattern paper that I used, as I have had it for ages and didn’t find a name on the back. It’s from a 12×12 single sheet of paper so maybe it’s from Joanns or Michaels.

I also used small magnets so the Bookmark will hold securely to the page.  I’ve had several fall out of my book lately and it’s very frustrating to try and find my place again. I think this will solve that problem.

I hope you’ll come and join us and good luck with winning something. Also – don’t forget to check out the Bugaboo Store for their weekly sales and Friday Freebie.



Here is my card made from Sketch #1 of the Monthly Crafting Circle “Just for Fun Blog.”  It’s fun to follow the sketches and whatever else they “THROW” at us…like their way out there extra credits!

And speaking of those extra credits, my card also incorporates some of them from this month such as: using Vellum, Fabric, and a Hand-colored image.

I used a 5-1/2 x 5-1/2 white pre-made card base and envelope set from JoAnn Craft Essentials. The Pattern Paper is from a new BoBunny 6 x 6 Paper Stack from Hobby Lobby called “Altitude.”

The digital image is a Mo Manning one called “Chill,” which I’ve colored with my Copic Markers. The image is cut with a rectangle Spellbinders “Nestability Die” and backed with papers from my scraps box. The layers were then put on part of a Gauze Bandage to add to the snowy look.

The Snow Flakes are cut from a Die Set by “Die-namics” from MY Favorite Things and were cut out of a heavy vellum that I bought one time at “Tuesday Morning” and never used. It’s got some great “bright” colors in the package that I’ll be sure to use on Christmas Flowers.

I have dotted the centers of the Snowflakes and parts of the background with “Rhinestones” by Gemstones from Hobby Lobby.

Thanks for looking, Dee


Challenges Entered:
A Snowflake Promise
Craft Your Passions
Crafts and Me