Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Girl Fishing Silhouette

Cut It Up has a  black and white challenge this week.  I've been wanting to cut this for a while now but haven't been brave enough.  Sometimes these intricate  cuts  don't come  out as  sharp as I think they should.  Dream Valley and Crafting from the Heart both  have Anything Goes Challenges.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Baby Boy

Amee has a baby boy due any day  now.  The  white opaque ribbon on the card is very hard to see but it is there.  I used the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches and  I  also want to use it for the Creative Card Crew  One for a Child Challenge.  Die  Cutting Divas  also has a Picture Challenge that is lots of blues.  Craftin Desert Divas has a  blue and white linky party  going on.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Squigglefly Valentines

I started these a  couple days ago and just got around to posting it.  Seems I've had so little time to actually finish what I start.  The challenge at  Squigglefly this week is Anything Goes. Through the Craft Room Door has an Anything Goes Challenge as well.   Clear It Out has a  Pink Challenge.  Crafty Sentiments has a girly challenge.  Crafty Gals Corner has a hearts challenge.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Snow Much Fun

The sketch at  Stella Says Sketch was  fun for me today!  Sometimes things  just snap and go together they way they should.   Di's  Digitals also has a winter challenge.  Pin spirational Challenges has a Snowflake challenge.   the challenge at Chocolate, Coffee Cards is No  Circles.  I used an oval instead.

Carolina Wine Glass

Before  Christmas I made  30 of these wine glass candle   holders.  Some I gave away as  gifts others I sold.  I really enjoyed making them and  just love how they  look.  Not all had  Carolina on them.  I made whatever  people wanted.  Now is my chance to use this in the Crafting When We  Can anything but a card Challenge. Also the Fan-Tastic Tuesday Recycled challenge. Since I made a candle holder out of my  wine  glass.

Beach Chair

On this  cold, gloomy wet day I wish I were sitting in this beach chair  just relaxing and   enjoying life.  We've had  such gloomy weather lately  I  needed a break from snowmen and cold weather. I originally  wanted to use  this in the Sketch Saturday Challenge but I was a few minutes late finishing it. Oh well!  It was  fun and  took my mind off the real weather outside.   So instead I think I will use it fore the 613 Avenue Creates Technique Challenge.  I received  new Chameleon markers for Christmas and I wanted to try  them out and see how well their shading  technique  works.  Artistic  Inspirations has an Anything Goes with a  twist of something new Challenge.  Through the Craft Room Door and Crafting from the Heart both have Anything Goes Challenges.

Thursday, January 15, 2015


Today  my friend  Gloria needed a little  pick me up so I made her this simple card.  Its messages says Faith does not make things easy it makes them possible.  Sometimes we all need to be reminded of this.  I decided to use  Yellow  so it was  bright and cheerful.   I want to use it for the Sweet Stampin Girly but no pink  challenge.   There are several  Anything Goes Challenges I might as well add this too!   Inspiration Destination     Penny's Paper Craft Challenge     Word Art Wednesday
Scribble and Scrap  SugarPea Designs

Wednesday, January 14, 2015


I apparently have this thing for snowmen!  This one is  just too cute!  He is from Meljen Design and I want to use him in their Winter Color Challenge.  Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge is Winter Fun.  What's  more fun than building a snowman on a  cold  winter day?  CupCake Inspirations Challenges is Snow Friends!  Eureka Stamps Challenge is Baby It's Cold Outside. Glitter N Sparkle has a Pink Challenge. Love to Create has a  Snowflake Challenge. 

Elf Candy Box

I know  Christmas is long gone but I had so many projects I wanted to do and  never got around to them that I can doing a few of them now.  This  little guy didn't  turn out  quite as  cute as Ihad hoped but I so like him. This  candy box has become one of my favorites  because it  goes together so well and can be used for various kinds of candy.  I had nuggets  laid  out for this one but someone decided they needed a  snack instead.  I  am  entering this into the SVG Cutting Files  Anything Christmas Challenge.  Also the  Creative Fingers anything goes challenge.  Dream  Valley also has a  Christmas  Challenge.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Spring Medley

I've had this hidden  in my "extra" stack since last  Spring ! That's way too long but  today I decided to use it in the Sketch Saturday  challenge.  The square image just seemed to fit. It can be a  warm reminder that  no matter how  cold it is outside right now  Spring will  be here soon!  Catch the Bug has an Anything Goes Challenge.  I usually try to use one of their  images but I am a bit  pushed for time this time so I'm  going to make this work.  Crafty Sentiments has a  New Beginnings Challenge.  I always think I of Spring as  a new beginning to life, a fresh start after the dreary  winter days. There are  several other anything  goes Challenges

Inspiration Destination
Papertake Weekly
Penny's Paper  Challenge

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Winter Wishes

I love this bright  and cheerful  little cardinal.  he  certainly  brings a  bright  spot to the otherwise dreary day  I am  having.  It is  bitterly cold outside and I am  enjoying staying inside where it is  warm.  Curtain Call has a  Winter Wonder  challenge.  There are several  anything goes challenges I am  going to enter this card in.

Creative Fingers
Glitter n Sparkle
Crafting From the Heart
Love to Create

Snowman Shaker Card

I saw this a card similar to this a few weeks ago on the From the Heart site.  My sister and I are  both experiencing freezing  cold temperatures and  decided today was a good day to play with snowmen inside.  I really like  how this card  turned out.  My sequins are a little bigger than they  needed to be but they will work. I added embossed snowflakes to the side to give  it a  bit of pop and micro bead  glitter to the big snowflake.  ABC ChallengesCreative Fingers and Crafty Gals all have   Anything Goes Challenges.  Sweet 7 Designs has a Winter Challenge.  Paper Shelter has a  Winter Blues Challenge.  Crafty Creations has a BRRRR  the blues challenge.  Sweet Stampin also has a New Challenge.  I am using the new Chameleon markers I  for Christmas. They  work real well for shading and  blending colors.  Its been a  while since I had time to enter challenges at all so I am trying to get back into the swing of things.