Merry Christmas….

It’s time for our Crafty Awesomeness Challenge at The Crafting  This time we could make any type of card so I chose to make another Christmas Card for my pile, which is slowly growing.  I better get moving ’cause it will be here before we know it!

I used a pre-made card base from Hobby Lobby.  The black and white striped paper is by Canvas Corp. and was a scrap from a previous card.  I fell in love with the paper with the old car with the Christmas tree on top and just had to buy it.  It’s a single sheet by The Paper Studio and is sold at Hobby Lobby.

I turned this into a shaker card using the “Merri Christmas” Die Circle and matching plastic dome.  These are both by Die-Namics by My Favorite Things. I used a single circle punch for the black dots on the paper and put a shaker “flake” on each one.  I probably should have dry embossed the card background, but I didn’t think of it in time. The “flakes” are from Hobby Lobby.

I’m looking forward to seeing your entries into the challenge.



Think Pink….

It’s time again for our monthly Bugaboo Crafty Challenge at Crafting Circle.  This time I thought I’d try something other than my usual card. I have a very dear friend who fought the “Pink Battle” and won and since she’s also an avid reader, up popped the idea of making her a “Bookmark.”

The image I used is “Pink Ribbon Gals – Vivian.” I used a heavy white cardstock from Hobby Lobby and a scrap of pink paper that was sitting on my desk.  I used my Crop-A-Dile Corner Rounder and a generic Hole Punch.  The white and pink ribbon is from my stash but originally both are from Joanns.

I’ve colored the image with my Copic Markers. The Dress has been colored twice and popped with Foam Dots and the Ruffled was done three times. I plan to buy some small magnets to put inside, which I’ll then cover with a pattern paper. The Bookmark will open and close over the page to keep your spot.



The sentiment comes with the stamp set.


Bunny Eggs…?

Here it is the beginning of the month and time for the new Crafty Awesomeness Challenge.  This month’s sponsor is “Cute As A Button,” which features the wonderful digital Stamps of the owner – Francesca Lopez.

With Easter just around the corner, I chose the image called “Bunny Egg,” #IMG00186.  I’ve colored her with my Copic Markers and used the Die-namics Wonky Ovals to cute out the image.  I believe the Fence is a “Do Hicky” Die Cut by Magnolia. The corner Dies are by Memory Box and called the “Snowflake Corner.” The cute papers are from an old Heidi Grace paper Stack called “Summer Showers.” I’m down to my last few pieces of paper and I’ve loved everyone of them!

I wanted to do something a little different, so my Easel Card turned into a sort of “Diorama.”  LOL.  The Grass, Bunnies and Eggs were in my stash and I believe they originally came from Joanns. The small paper eggs were cut with an old punch that I’ve had for years.

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This is my #1 Card for this month’s Crafting Circle Monthly Wednesday Challenge. It’s a “Just for Fun” Challenge, but I’ve always loved following the sketches and anything else they they throw at us.

The image is from Bloobel Digital Stamps and called “Robin Chick.” I’ve had her for a few months and didn’t get to use her until now, but I can see where she’ll pop up in some future warm-weather type cards. I’ve colored her with my Copic Markers, some Prisma Pencils and a touch of white Pen.

The patterned cardstock I used is from a 6×6 paper stack called “Marine” by American Crafts. I think it’s my favorite shade of blue and I’m sure you’ll see lots of other cards featuring this stack.

I used two very old circle punches to make the circles at the bottom of the card, but I didn’t find a name on the punches.  The Stitched Sun and the Stitched Scalloped Rectangles are Die-namics by My Favorite Things. The yellow cardstock was a scrap and the ribbon is from my stash.

Thanks for dropping in and I hope you are warm and cozy where you are.


Mr. and Mrs. “Fall.”

I had a few minutes today and thought I give it a go at coloring this “Dearie Dolls” digi image.  When I looked at them I wondered if they were looking for the “perfect pumpkin” to make their pie? LOL.

I colored them with my Copic Markers and also used a few of my Prisma Colored Pencils and a White Pen.

I made the card base out of Kraft Paper from My Favorite Things and my Gold Paper is also from them.  The die I used for the Corners came from My Paper World, which is an Australian Co.

The assorted Sequins are also from My Favorite Things.  The Fence Punch is by Martha Steward and is several years old.

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