November 16, 2017

Furry Friend

This week's challenge at Simon Says is Furry Friends.  The challenge is featuring Newton's Nook stamps; I just Love Newton's Nook stamps so have quite a few and used one of my favorites for this card.  I used my Zig markers for the blankets and Derwent Inktense pencils for Newton.

Thanks for stopping by today :)


Christmas is a joyful time of year, the Joy die on my card says that so well.  I made this card with 2 challenges in mind:

Muse Card Club - Christmas card by Ardyth (see below).  I took my inspiration from the tree.

The Card Concept - Retro Christmas.  I used the clean and layered style for my card.


So happy you stopped by today :)

November 14, 2017

White on White

The Paper Players blog is hosting a color challenge and as you can see from my card the color is White, white on white to be exact.  This is the first time in all my years making cards I made an all white card; I've not participating in all white challenges before because I just couldn't come up with something.  Well, I'm taking a chance, hope you like this.  I had to add a little color for the sentiment, because I am a colorful card maker most times :)

Thanks for popping in today :)

Warm birthday wishes

I just love the challenge I recently discovered called Cupcake Inspirations.  Every week there are different cupcakes to inspire us and who doesn't love cupcakes and a card challenge.  I used an older Hero Arts stamp set for my fussy-cut leaves and a sentiment from Stampin' Up.  Added some designed paper and a few gems too.

So happy you stopped by today :)

City Crafter Challenge - For the Boys

Hi City Crafters!  This week Amy is our host at City Crafter and she has chosen "For the Boys" as the inspiration for this week's challenge.  I used stamps from My Favorite Things for my card, this cute little bear and his balloons shouted "little boy" to me.  Please stop by the blog to see the wonderful cards made by the DT, join in and have some fun!!

So happy you stopped by today :)

November 12, 2017

Autumn thank you card

Autumn!  I made this card for this week's challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  I recently bought some Autumn design paper and I was so excited to see this sketch as I knew just the paper I would use on it.  In addition to the design paper, I used a leaf from Hero Arts, sentiment from Stampin' Up and wreath from Memory Box.  

Got this card done just in time for the challenge, whew!

Happy you stopped by today :)

November 11, 2017

Shopping Our Stash - Autumn Color Palette

The challenge at Shopping Our Stash this week is to use an Autumn color palette for your card.  As Autumn is my favorite season it's easy for me to create a card using the colors of this time of year.  I used stamps from an older set from Hero Arts for my leaves and a newer set from My Favorite Things for my sentiment.  The little thanks is a Penny Black die.

So happy you stopped by today :)

Muse Challenge 241

This week's Muse Card Club card (see below) was made by the talented Anita Bowden.  I Love seeing all of the Autumn cards in blog land these days and was so glad to have Anita's card to inspire me.  I took from the following elements of Anita's card for my card: the embossed background, 2 leaves and the colors.

Here's the Muse card:

Thanks for stopping by today :)

November 7, 2017

City Crafter Challenge - Love & Peace, Man

Hi there, we have a new challenge at the City Crafter Challenge Blog this week hosted by Marina.  It's a simple challenge, just add the word Love or Peace on your creation.  So, please stop by the challenge blog to see what the other DT members have made and join in.  Most of all, don't forget to have fun :)

Thanks for stopping by today :)

November 6, 2017

Just Us Girls - Word Week

The word for this week's challenge at Just Us Girls is Thankful.  For my card I used some design paper for the background and leave stickers with a little shine on them.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up.  Autumn is my favorite time of year; the crisp air and the changing leaves on the trees, so pretty.

There are so many things to be thankful for in this life of ours.
Thank you for stopping by today :)

November 2, 2017

Muse Challenge #240

Lindsey provides the Muse card this week for our inspiration (see below).  I knew I would use one of my Newton's Nook stamps the second I saw Lindsey's card.  I like to give books as presents and I purchased this stamp set some time ago to make cards to accompany the books :)

Here's Lindsey's card:

Happy you stopped by today.  Hope you can make time to read a good book!

November 1, 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches - Double

The challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches this week is a double challenge where we are asked to use both colors and a sketch on our card.  I did not have the exact colors requested (see below) so I used the similar Stampin' Up colors of real red, Sahara sand and marina mist.

Happy you stopped by today :)

October 31, 2017

City Crafter Challenge - LIttle Snowflake

Kirsty is our host this week at City Crafter Challenge Blog and she's asking us to use just ONE snowflake on our project.  For my DT card I used my largest snowflake stamp and die cut from Stampin' Up.  Blue is my go to color for Christmas cards as blue is a "chill" color.

Please head over to the City Crafter blog to see what the other DT members have made, then join us with your project and have some fun.

So happy you stopped by today :)

October 30, 2017


This week's challenge at Just Us Girls is to take inspiration from a quirky photo (see below).  So, I jumped in and created my card.  I used Distress oxide inks for the background and added 2 different sets of dies from Simon Says.  The sentiment is from Poppy stamps.

Here's the photo:

Happy you stopped by today, thanks :)

October 27, 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches - Design Team Call

CAS Colours & Sketches is having a Design Team call.  I missed the close date of challenge #245, so have included my card for that challenge here

Challenge #245 - Colours (flamingo card)
Challenge #246 - Sketch (feather card)


I have my fingers crossed for a place on the DT as I enjoy the challenges at this blog and am always inspired by the DT and participant cards.

Thank you for stopping by today :)

Muse Challenge #239

Autumn is in the air and this week's Muse card by Stephanie Lanzalotto reflects this time of year perfectly (see below).  I used a new stamp set from Stampin' Up for the leaves on my card and distress oxide inks for the background.  I made the sentiment on my computer; it's one of my favorite quotes for this time of year.

Here's the Muse card:

So happy you stopped by today :)

October 25, 2017

Trick or Treat, Smell my Feet...

Another Halloween card, one of my favorite holidays :)  This free digi stamp is from Torico digital gallery (Etsy shop), the stamp is just one little monster, but it's so cute I had to make 3.  I used Zig markers and I created the sentiment on my computer.

I am entering this card into 2 challenges:
Make My Monday - Halloween or Thank you
Just Us Girls - colors - black, green & purple

Happy you stopped by today!

October 24, 2017

City Crafter Challenge Blog - Jungle Animals

Hi There.  Our theme for this week's challenge at City Crafter is "Jungle Animals".  Please create a project that features one or more jungle animals.  Don't forget to stop over at the blog to see the wonderful DT creations for inspiration.

Have Fun!!

October 20, 2017

Birthday Poppies

Rubbernecker stamps has some beautiful watercolor flower stamps and the poppy stamp on my card is one of them.  I used Zig markers to color the 2-step flower and just love the way the colors pop on this one.

The challenge over at Seize the Birthday is "anything goes" this week and as I have a few birthdays to celebrate in October I made this card for the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today :)

CAS(E) this Sketch #244

The sweet dog on this card is a stamp from Stampendous, it's a Laurel Burch stamp.  I made this card for this week's challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch.  I changed the shapes of the background pieces a little bit, but the basic sketch design is there (see below).  I took this photo in the evening, the colors are a little more vibrant in person :)

Here's the sketch:

So happy you stopped by today; a beautiful, sunny Autumn day here in Colorado :)

Muse Challenge #238

Halloween is right around the corner, one of my favorite Holidays!  I made this card for the challenge at the Muse Card Club this week.  Kim Heggins provided the sweet card below as the Muse this week.  When I saw the candy corn in the jar I knew exactly what I would do and pulled out a Lawn Fawn mini stamp set with cute smiling candy corns :)

Here's Kim's cute card:

Thanks for stopping by today :)

October 18, 2017

City Crafter Challenge Blog - Pumpkins

Amy is our host this week at the City Crafter Blog and the challenge is Pumpkins.  She is asking everyone to create a project with a pumpkin.  I chose to make a card using a stamp from Whipper Snapper designs, isn't this image of Frankie and his pumpkin friend the cutest?

Please join us over at the challenge and check out what the other DT members have created for inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by today :)

October 6, 2017

Case this Sketch #242

I used the sketch from this week's challenge at Case this Sketch to make my card.  I do love sketch challenges and I recently added a number of stamps and dies to my collection so I used them here.

Supplies I used for my card:
Butterfly die from Elizabeth craft designs
Sentiment from Rubbernecker stamps
Design paper from My Favorite Things

Here's the sketch:

Happy you stopped by today :)

Muse Challenge #236

I made this card for this week's challenge at the Muse Card Club.  We were given the beautiful card by Anita Bowden (below) as our muse.  I took inspiration from: the autumn leaves for my card.

Here is Anita's card:

Thanks for stopping by today :)