Sunday, March 30, 2014

Rainy Day Ducks

Rainy day Ducks
We've had so much  rain these past few weeks!  When I saw a card similar to this I knew it was going  to be one I made in the next few days.  I love the contrast between the yellow and the blues!  I  placed a  wobble behind the bigger  duck so I could use him in the Action Wobbles Spring  challenge.
I  will also use it in the  QKR stampede Rain or Raindrops Challenge, C.r.a.f.t Weather challenge, Silhouette Challenges Create a scene, Cut It Ups Anything Goes and  Die Cutting Divas Umbrella challenge.  I had such fun making this card! oops I forgot Party Time Tuesday's anything  goes challenge

Imagine That Cat

Again I have put off the Imagine That Progressive Challenge  till the last minute~  Oh well  maybe I will do better next month.

Sketch 59

I was  determined to get  59 done this week! Well  only 3 hours to  go and I finally got it done!  This sketch comes from  I {heart}sketches

Monday, March 24, 2014

yellow tulips

Here is the  yellow  tulip card!  I like  the pink so much better but I didn't know that  til I  tried it.

Pink Tulips

I bought this tulip  embossing  folder several months ago and hadn't decided what to do with it. My sister saw this at a card show and I knew immediately I would be making this card.  It is just so feminine and pretty!  I'm going to make a few more this color then I am going to try yellow as well!  I love it!  It should fit perfectly in the Craft Spot Pinterest Inspired challenge as well as the anything goes  challenge also at Craft Spot.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Happy Birthday

I have a  friend  whose birthday is this week.  This is an  old stamp I haven't used in a long time.  I will use this card for the Love to Create  challenge this week as well.

Rainy Day

As  April  rushes in I wanted to get a  jump on the rainy day cards I want to make.  I saw this a  while back and wanted to give it a try.  The  colors  didn't work as well as I had hoped  but I will make a  few changes and see how it  goes.  I want to enter this into the Eureka Stamps rainy day challenge.

Mustache Birdwit

I made this  little guy for the I {heart] sketches  challenge#58. 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Spring Hamlet

The monthly challenge at From the  Heart is this  little pig.  He comes with either the butterfly or a shamrock.  I used him both ways.  I do not like the background paper I used because it makes the whole card too busy for me but it is what it is!   I also  tried to follow the What if Wednesday Sketch at Repeat  Impressions, Instead of  using  circles around the  image I added flowers and  butterflies in those  spots.  Repeat Impressions also has a Flower challenge.  Curtain call has  a Farm Fresh Challenge so  I will also use him there.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Best Nap Ever

I saw this  cute little  boy asleep on the elephant and just couldn't resist using him.  I used the sketch from Sketch SaturdayCopic Markers  has a Show some Skin Challenge.  Incy Wincy's weekly challenge is monochromic.  Cas-Ual Friday has a Shades of Gray Challenge.  Party Time Tuesday's challenge is Animals.  And since  the designer paper has glitter sparkles in it I also want to use it in both Scrappy Mom's and Simon Says Challenges.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014


 I wanted to surprise my sister with this  darling leprechaun card.  We usually make a lot of similar cards but she didn't see this one.  So I hope to surprise her with it.  I will also use it in the BugaBoo  Bingo challenge.  I used a scallop for his cheeks,  a leprechaun and texture even though the swirls in his beard  don't show up good in this  picture. Other Challenges  will be Get Inky, QKR stampede, Cut It Up, and GlitternSparkle.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Pelican at Sea

I'm so ready for  Winter to end and Spring and Summer to get here!   So on this  gloomy wet day  I thought I'd do this weeks I {heart} sketches challenge.  I've really been trying to make a  few more masculine cards but don't usually  succeed.  This one however, should work well. 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Hippo St. Patrick's day

Yet another entry for  Creative Cutting's St. Patrick's Day Challenge and Get Inky's Use Green Challenge as well as  My Craft Spot's Cute Critter  Challenge.

Denami Shamrock Chicks

I don't  need very many  St. Patrick's Day cards but I bought this stamp from Denami and wanted to use it.  So often I buy something then get home and never use it.  That is a  pattern I want to stop.  I will use this busy card for  Creative  Cutting and  Get Inky's St. Patrick's Day Challenges.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Bee Hive Girl

Yet another Bee  card!  I've checked the bees today outside.  Seems we  may have lost one hive to the cold  winter.   Now I need to order 2 more hives so we have plenty of honey for the  rest of the year. 
I've made several cards these  last couple days that I really like.  That's a good  sign that  maybe my creativity is returning!  See ya later with more I hope.

Happy Bee

Sorry! I'm really in Bee mode today!  Could be because I went out and checked the bees  yesterday and  I'm concerned some of mine may have frozen.  I thought I'd see them buzzing around these  last couple warm days but haven't.  I will check further later today.  Anyway, Repeat Impressions has a  black,white and one other color challenge. I think this  quick  card should fit  perfectly.  Love to Create and  GlitternSparkle both have anything  goes challenges so I will also use it there.

Hexagon Honey Bear

I am so ready for  Spring!   I've  put away all my  winter  stamping materials and am moving on toward Spring and Summer.  Bees and  Honey is more of a summer thing but I saw this  cute card and wanted to make it.  I just love the little bear in his bee costume.  This bee is from Paper Shelter.  They have some really great images.  This month's challenge is anything goes so Im entering this  card there.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Shamrock Hamlet

The monthly digital at From the Heart is this  cute little pig named Hamlet holding a shamrock.  I thought he would  be real cute for St. Patty;s day which s just around the corner.  Now I've got my monthly challenge done  but want to do the butterfly one as well.  That may be something for later this  evening because it is very nice outside and I really want to go out and soak up a few of those warm sun rays and see what I can  do to maybe get a jump on  spring!

Friday, March 7, 2014


I'm  having a real hard time getting back into the swing of things this year.  Seems it was just Christmas a few days ago and I still have no time.  But I'm really going to try hard next week to get back into all these  challenges I've been missing.  Today was a perfect rainy wet and  cold day to stay inside so that made it easier to stay in the craft room and pay.  I made this  card using the I {heart} sketches design.  I wasn't real sure I liked how it was  coming out  but after I completed it I really  think it is  a nice masculine type card which I find hard to make anyway.