Friday, October 31, 2014

Cindy's Birthday

Monday is  Cindy's Birthday!   She  loves  all things  pink  and  butterflies.  I made this card for her.
Paper Creator's Crafts has a Pink  or Blue w/buttons Challenge  but I totally  misread it to say Pink and Blue. But I see  other  colors in some of the  other entries as well so I hope this still works. Word Art Wednesday has an Anything Goes Challenge.  Delightful Sketches has a  Swirls and curls challenge.

Puppy Tag Card

Good Morning!  I wanted to  knock  out a few more of these  Halloween Challenges before I start on something else.  This was really  quick and easy and I love how it turned out.  I will use it for the following challenges.

Cut It Up -- Tags
Clear It Out --Orange
Paper Make up--Pumpkins
Wednesdays Inspiration-Orange Black and Purple
Chocolate Coffee Cards- Halloween
Brown Sugar- Anything Goes
Creative Fingers- Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create-Anything Goes/Optional bags tags and Boxes

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween Brats

I almost missed the challenge at Your Next Stamp~  I am sorry to admit I don't have any YNS  stamps but that will change real soon (especially if I'm lucky enough to  win).  I did  however  find these  cute little brat kids at  Bug a Boo and  just had to use them with this sketch.  They  just seemed to fit.  Tuesday Throw Down has a Costumes Challenge.  These  gals are all in their costumes.  Crafting By Design and Pinspirational Challenges both have a Halloween themed  Challenge.


Today I decided to cut this card from the Silhouette Online Store for my Dad.  I don't send him cards often enough.  I was afraid this might not  cut out as well since I had to really  down size it a lot.  But  after  layering it I think he looks  pretty well.  This picture was  taken while the glue is still a little tacky so it doesn't quite look as  good as it should.  The challenge at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards is One for the Boys.  Penny's  Paper Challenge and Through the Craft Room Door both  have Anything Goes.

GO Gamecocks!

I made several of these  for Christmas  Gifts this year.  I really  like how they look with the tiny  tea light battery candles in them. Some of them I painted the stems in garnet paint to give them a different look.  I am using this for the CAS vellum challenge.  Creative Fingers and Creative Cutting both have an Anything Goes Challenge.  Sweet Stampin is anything but a card.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Trick or treat

I saw this  easel card  in the Silhouette Online  Store and  decided to add this  spooky pumpkin to it for the Meljen Designs Trick or Treat Challenge. After finishing it I wish I had made the letters  orange instead.  maybe next time! Glittern'' Sparkle and Artistic Inspirations both have a Halloween  Challenge.  The Challenge at Craft On Your Passion and Crafty Sentiments  is trick or treat.  Love to Creates Challenge is more than one Fold. 

Puppy in Wheel Barrow

I needed a break from all the amazing fall colors.  So I appreciate the In the Pink Challenges.  it is a pleasant way to take a break from the color  scheme you've been working on.  All I've  done lately  has been  oranges and Purples for  Halloween and then of course  orange and browns for fall.  Delightful Sketches also has a Use  3 Challenge.  City Crafter has  a striped challenge.  And since I used my Spectrum Markers to colors this image and I added the flower embellishments Imight as well use it in the Spectrum Noir Challenges too.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Christmas Platypus

This  darling little guy was Meljen Designs weekend  mini challenge Freebie.  I almost forgot about him and am so glad I remembered him this evening.  He is so cute.  Crafting By Design  and Sweet and Sassy  both  have Christmas Challenge.

Incantation 2

ok  tonight I am trying something different. The challenge at Just Add Ink is to ink your clear blocks and  use them for the background. So I wanted something wicked for the background on this card.  it  does look a bit spooky don't u think?  I  also printed this image from Paper Shelter last week and has her  laying her waiting to find a home. She  fits nicely in the Paper Shelter Halloween Challenge.  I used the polka  paper and the pearls required for the  Penny's Paper Challenge. The sketch came from Sketch Saturday


I took this Picture really close trying to get my  stamped sentiment to show up better  but it  didn't work out too well. I want to  enter this card into the Fan-Tastic Tuesday anything goes/flowers challenge and the Crafty Sentiments  add a  sentiment challenge.  I stamped it in Yellow to match the card and that makes it had to see  but it does say Smiles.

Winter Home

The challenge at CASology  is Home.  What a  perfect  little winter scene with this home.  City Crafter's Challenge is A Piece of Sky.  Pile It On is  create a scene. And Brown Sugar Challenges is Anything Goes.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Pumpkin Boy

Still in a  rush to beat he deadline at  SugarPea Designs. I thought I had already posted this but when I looked I hadn't. The  Digi Design Challenge is Halloween.  This  little guy has  found the perfect pumpkin to carve.


For the From the Heart Weekly Sketch challenge I   chose to use sketch  71.  This  didn't  work out for me as well as it did the last time I tried it but that's ok too.  Its still a  very cute image. This  image is also From the Heart's Progressive Monthly  challenge image as well. I usually try to do  two separate cards but I am really pushed for time this week. 

Squigglefly Witch Again

Here she is again!  I  just love this  darling little witch.  She is from Squigglefly and I have  used her so many times this Halloween.  She  is just too cute.  Tonight I decided to do the Bingo Challenge at Craft on Your Passion.  I used a  digi,  Buttons and  gems to make my bingo.  Tuesday Throwdown also has a  Halloween color Challenge.  Crafty Girls has an Anything Goes Challenge I seem to have missed.  ABC Challenges has a  Vibrant  Color Challenge.  I think the white background makes her  colors all the more vibrant.  Glittern Sparkle also has a Halloween Challenge.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Ghost box

I saw this  cute  box at Of the Heart several weeks ago and wanted to make  but hadn't  made  time yet.  Tonight I  persevered and got it done.  Then I decided to make 2.  The second one   was much easier  because I already had the pieces  sized and ready to cut.  I made  mine  much different from the original one  but I really like how it turned out. I  will  use it for the Clear it Out- Halloween (black and orange)challenge.  Cute Card Thursday has a Trick or Treat Challenge. Bugaboo has a  Color Challenge. Milk Coffee Challenges and A Gem of A Challenge  both have a Halloween  theme.

Little Clown

I always look  forward to the challenges at  Cupcake Inspirations.  This week it is circus.  I wasn't sure what I was  going to do til I saw this cute little  guy from Precious Moments.  Then I  was  trying to think of an idea and I saw this sketch at It Seems a  Bit Sketchy and it  seemed to fit in the theme at Seize the Birthday which is  Washi Tape. Pile it On's Challenge is Cheerful or  Uplifting Message.  How much more cheerful can you get then to wish someone a Special Birthday!  Word Art Wednesday has an Anything Goes Challenge.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Fall Leaf Swag

The challenge at Curtain call is a  picture of a burlap banner in fall colors hung from twine.  I didn't have burlap so I chose the fall  colors in these leaves and used  twine and ribbon to tie them together and add a tiny  sign announcing fall.  Its not  quite the same but as  close as I  could get tonight.  After looking at the inspiration photos I  see that not all used  burlap and  some  had no banners  so maybe this will work.  Cuttlebug Mania has a leaves challenge. Since I used my cuddlebug to cut the leaves for this swag I will also enter it there.

Pumpkin treat Bags 2

I was  gently  reminded that I forgot my tag so here  is the new entry for the Trendy Twine Treats challenge.

Pumpkin Treat bags

The unthinkable has happened!  I have  run  completely out of  Orange Card Stock!  And Boy is this the wrong time of the year to do that. I'm off to Hobby Lobby soon to get more.  So I made these  cute bags out of some spotted orange paper I had. I think the spots gave  the bag a  whimsical look.  I used trendy twine to tie the bag closed and to make it  fit in the Trendy Twine Treats  Challenge I was  gently reminded that I forgot the tag so I had to take another picture. I am giving these treat  bags to the Williams children tonight so I added their names to each one to stop the children from  arguing over who gets which one.   That  should qualify these  cute bags for the Crafting When We Can name it challenge.  Wednesday's Inspiration Challenge is also Halloween.  Cute Card Thursday's Challenge is also Trick Or Treat!

Fall Mouse

Mark's Finest Paper Challenge is torn layers.  This is not a technique I use often but it worked ok with this one.  Love to Create has an Anything Goes/Fall Challenge. Cuddlebug Mania has a  Leaf Challenge. I used my cuddlebug to cut the shiny leaves from foil paper.   Simon Says Wednesday Challenge is Kraft paper.

Witch's Broom

I stamped this last year and never got around to using it so its been  hiding in my Halloween Stash all this time.  I decided it was perfect for the Sketch Saturday Drawing this week. Marker Pop's challenge this week is Halloween as well.  Tuesday Throw Down  is also Halloween Colors.  Papertake Weekly is  Black , orange and--- .  Repeat Impressions has a Leftovers Challenge so this  definitely  should fit there.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


 A few days ago my sister  made this  cute card. I didn't get a chance to cut mine when she did  so I had to catch up. I want to use this card in the 613 Avenue Create  Anything Goes/candy treats Challenge.  Through the Craft Room Door's Challenge is anything goes.

Let It Snow

I almost missed the Repeat Impressions winter challenge this week.  So I really had to rush.  I'm sitting here in 85 degree weather and its hard to even think about winter.  I decided to combine both the Winter Challenge and the What If Wednesday Sketch.


I've never tried this spotlighting technique. So when I  saw it was the challenge at Wednesday's Inspiration I thought I'd give it a  try.  I used one of  The Paper Shelter's Images so that I could get their Mystical creature challenge done as  well. Digi Digitals also has a mystical creature challenge.  Eureka Stamps also has a purple and orange challenge.  Wags N' Whispers has a Stripes Challenge.

Monday, October 20, 2014


I saw this  cute airplane slider card  several months ago and wanted to make it but never got around to it. Today I  saw  that the challenge at City Crafter was  Go somewhere so that was the encouragement I needed to make this card.  I like the way it moves and seems to fly right off the card.  Scribble and Scrap has an Anything Goes Challenge.


I'm finally getting into the  Halloween frame of mind.  So  I chose to do Bats for the Wings Challenge at Papertake Weekly instead of butterflies and  fairies and other things.  A Gem of a Challenge also has a Create a Scene Challenge.  Creative Fingers  Challenge is always Anything Goes. Artistic Inspiration's Challenge is  Halloween.  Dream Valley  also has a Halloween challenge.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Ghost with Candy

I fell  in love with this little  ghost so had to come up with a way to use him.  he is a print and cut from the Silhouette Store.  I offset him   printed and glued him down. very simple.  The challenge at FAN tastic Tuesday is Anything Goes with a yellow twist.  CASology's challenge is  candy.  This really is CAS in my book.

Wiggly Halloween

This   card came from the Silhouette On Line  Store.  When I first saw it I was a little worried about how it might  cut.  Sometimes I have trouble with fine lines.  It really cut  pretty well. Some of the spider legs are a  bit ragged  but as  a whole it did much better than I  first thought it might.  I will use this card for the Die Cutting Divas Orange  purple and one other color challenge.  Simon Says Wednesday has  a Coordinating Colors Challenge.  Sweet Stampin has a Halloween Challenge.   Glitter n  Sparkle has an Orange Challenge.


I had a very busy weekend.  Got a few things off my list that needed  doing but  its a long list.  I did  sit down long enough to cut this CAS card for the Craft your Passion Hope Challenge.  Tuesday Throw down also has an Awareness Challenge.

Saturday, October 18, 2014


This little  ghost shaped card came from Silhouette Online Store.  He is very simple but oh so cute.  I will use him in  the  Eureka Stamps shaped card challenge.  Crafty  Sentiments Challenge is anything  starting with a G.  My Craft Spot's challenge is Too  Cute to Spook
This  little gal is from Squigglefly images and is just too cute. I an using her in their pumkins challenge this week. The  sketch came from It Seems A Little Sketchy because it seemed to  fit in the Artistic Inspirations create your own background  challenge.  Love to Create's Challenge is  Black,Lime and/or orange.  Paper Makeup's Challenge is Use Black.  Creative Card Crew's Challenge is Black Card Stock.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Pink Daisy

I am  always in need of just any occasion  cards.  usually  I go for pretty rather than  cute when it comes to just saying  Hi!  So I made  a dozen of these in different colors so that it will match whomever it is I might send them to.  Also  this one  will fit nicely in the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge this week.  I used a cream colored card for the base then added the pink and gold.  Penny's Paper Challenge is Anything Goes. CAS on  Sunday's Challenge is Emboss It.  Crafty Creations Challenge is  Thinking of You.

Elephant easel card

Here is the  little  elephant in the pumpkin patch again!  he is from Bug a Boo and is just so cute.  I am entering him in the Catch  the Bug   Fall monthly challenge.  Through the Craft Room  door has an Anything Goes  Challenge.  Pinspirational Challenges has  a  Fall theme.

Halloween Chickies

These cute little chickies are  from Denami and I just love them!  Today I thought they would be prefect in the Stella Says  Sketch Challenge.  Crafting from the Heart's challenge is Anything Goes

Thursday, October 16, 2014


I saw these  shoes and  this  quote and  knew right away this would be perfect for my friend Jaimey who cant deny she has a thing for shoes.  She has more  shoes than anything else she owns.  This  sketch came from Sketch Saturday with a  little  modification which I hope they will accept.  Creative  Fingers  Challenge is  anything  goes with buttons.  Sweet Stampin's Challenge is  for a  friend.  Im definitely making this to encourage a friend to jump those hurdles she is facing right now.
Glitter n Sparkles Challenge is  Black and White.  613 Avenue Create is always and Anything Goes challenge

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Pink daisy

I'm a little  tired of  all the fall colors and just not ready for Halloween so I decided the In the Pink Challenge was calling my name.  It is an extra  fold. This  little swing card with the  tiny  circles should  definitely work.  Meljens Designs Challenge this week is Use Bling.  There  are lots of  tiny  pink  gems in the flower  centers.  Creatalicious Challenges has a flower Power  challenge.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Candy Corn Box

Brown Sugar Challenges is  to use Triangles.  I used triangles to create these tasty looking candy corns to  decorate my  box. Mark's Finest Papers challenge is  extras  Folds.  This  box  has several extra  folds that  normal cards don't.  Craftin Desert Divas  and  3  Girl Jam both have a Halloween Challenge.

Cup cake shaped card

SVG cutting Files has a birthday Challenge this month.  I wasn't  real sure what to do so I decided to take the cupcake trio bag set and turn it into a  cupcake shaped card instead.  And  Since  I have several men birthdays in the coming months I decided to do blue instead of my usual  pink or  yellow.  Seize the Birthday also has an Anything Birthday Goes challenge. 

Little Miss Professional

This image is  from The Paper Shelter and  will be entered into  their weekly challenge.  I used the  sketch at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations.


A friend's mother is in the hospital so I wanted to send him a card to let him  know I am thinking of  him in this  troubled time.  I really  use this pelican for men cards a lot.  It also fits the Repeat Impressions Sketch for this month and the challenge at Penny's Challenges is Polka Dots.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Halloween Mouse

I printed this little mouse a  few  days ago and  just got around to  using him.  he is  PNC file from the Silhouette Online Store.  This  color  scheme and  sketch both came from Peachy Keen and is their challenge for the week.  I didn't mean to wait til the last minute to get it done but that's the way it happens a lot at my house.  Creative  Finger's Challenge is anything goes  with a  button.

Sunday, October 12, 2014


This  Pelican at From the Heart Digitals is one of my  favorite for man cards.  I never know what to do for a man so this is my go to image.  I've  used him so many times.  This  sketch is also from I {heart} sketches and is their weekly challenge. The twist was Washi Tape. I have several  rolls but seldom use it so it  encourage me to use  it.   If you enter you receive a $1 discount on  another image of your choice.  It is a nice reward for  making  a card for their challenges.

Kate's Wedding

My friend Kate is getting married in a couple weeks. Today while I had some time on my hands I made  another  Wedding Wishes Box  card.  I really like these little  boxes that fold  to card size but  there is a lot of cutting involved.  I will also use this card in the Clear It Out wedding and rings  challenge. Word  Art Wednesday has an Anything Goes Challenge. Pile It On has a  2 or more Die Cuts Challenge.

Bat trio

The challenge at Fan-tastic Tuesday is  anything goes with Wings.  Well since it is  getting close to Halloween I  decided to skip out on the butterflies and birds and  do Bats.  I added  three little  black buttons to make it  work for the Tuesday Throwdown button it  up  challenge.

Nial Polish

I saw this  pretty splatter  paper today while I was at Michael's  shopping! I  immediately remembered that someone had a splatter challenge and knew that I had the perfect paper for it.  So I came  home and looked to see  who had  that challenge.  it was CAS ology. well then I noticed   Meljen's weekend challenge  was this little  nail polish bottle and thought it would make a perfect match!   Crafty Sentiments has an Anything Goes Challenge.

Elephant in Pumpkin Patch

I love this little  elephant from BugaBoo Stamps.  I forget his  name but I have used him several times this fall and  will probably com back to him again after  Halloween for more Fall cards.  The challenge at Craft Your Passion is add some fabric.  I really don't  use a lot of fabric so I had to make  do with a  piece of satinique that I found  that  seemed  to fit in with my  color scheme.  The challenge at  Love to Create is Dies and Sparkle.  I used  my Spellbinder  dies to cut the pumpkin shapes and a  glitter paper to get some sparkle  going.  Also the sketch I used came from SugarPea Designs.  {Pin} spirational's Challenge and Through the CraftRoom Door both  have  Anything Goes  Challenges.


this   cute little thank  you card is from the silhouette on line store.  It  cut  pretty well and I like the pumpkins on the  top.  Artistic Inspiration and Cuttlebug mania both have Thank you Challenges.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Squigglefly Wreath

The  challenge at  Squigglefly is  Leave me be.   I decided this  wreath of fall leaves would be perfect.  I then added them to the  rocker card  that I found in the  Silhouette online  store.  Its  rather plain and simple but I like how it came out.  Marker Pop  has an Anything Goes Challenge.  City Crafter's challenge is leaves. Crafty Creations Challenge is  Orange.  Wags N Whispers and Jellypark and Friends Challenge is Autumn   colors.