Monday, November 30, 2015

Snowy Deer

The  silhouette store has  some really amazing  silhouette images.  This one with the deer is one of my  favorites.  City Crafter has a snowy image as  their photo inspiration this week.  Fan-Tastic Tuesday has a Winter scene  challenge.
Digitally Sweet Challenges has an "ALL about the Title"  Challenge.  I think the title on this card  says just the right thing with these charming trees. Crafty Gals  has a  Anything Goes challenge. Crafting By Designs has a  Christmas Challenge.  Aud Sentiments has an Anything with a Sentiment Goes Challenge.


I won this sweet image a few weeks ago and  left it on  my desk so I would use it.  I saw the challenge at Tuesday Throwdown and immediately knew it had found its place for today.  I used  the sketch  from Sketch SaturdayPenny's Paper Craft  has a Use something from your stash challenge.  This image has been sitting here for a few weeks waiting for me to get to it. There are a couple anything goes challenges also.  Simon Says WednesdayInspiration Destination, Word Art Wednesday

Light Bulbs

This  card is a little different than  what I usually think of at Christmas.  Black is not a  color that even crosses my mind at Christmas but these  Light Bulbs really pop out against the dark background.  Papertake Weekly has a Take Your Pick challenge.  I chose  to use the color Challenge and the glitter it up technique. Its hard to see but the green bulbs are  glittered and the red one are of foil.  Crafty Sentiments has a Christmas Decoration Challenge.  Through the Craft Room Door has an Anything Goes Challenge ending real  soon.

Saturday, November 21, 2015


My friend, Kate has a birthday in a few days.  Also next month she will graduate from Ga Southern with a degree in music. Congratulations Kate!   So I thought this  simple trio  card would be perfect for her.  I wasn't sure about the colors but  Kate is a very Girlie girl so I knew it needed to be pink. Then a saw the color challenge at Cupcake Inspirations and knew that would work.  The butter soft glittery paper doesn't shine as much in this picture as I had hoped but it really  does  give this card a classy look. Glitter n' Sparkle has a Die cut or punch Challenge.  Pile it on has a Any Holiday or Celebration Challenge.  Since I am celebrating Kate's Birthday and her graduation  I think this should fit right in.  There are several  Anything goes Challenges this will fit into also.  Crafty Gals has a Use Scraps Challenge.  I always love it when I can  use  several pieces of my scrap collection.

613 Avenue Create
Inspiration Destination
Word Art Wednesday
Penny's Paper Challenges

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Sailboat trio

I found myself in need of a  baby  shower card.  I really like the trio cards and thought this  one would work nicely.  It also fits in the Give A Crafter a Cookie  challenge this week. Crafty Sentiments and Through the Craft Room Door both have an Anything Goes Challenge.

Fall pop Dot Card

it is not often that I  make a card with no patterned  paper.   I know I have  tons of papers and like to use them whenever I can.  I did however make this  sweet card with pattern  papers for the  Brown Sugar Challenge.  Crafting from the Heart and Craft On  Your Passion each have Anything Goes Challenges.

Sunday, November 15, 2015


I'm up against the clock once again trying to get this posted in time for  the Simon Says Monday Challenge.  I saw this card in the Silhouette store last year but never  got around to cutting it.  This  year I was determined to get it done.  One thing off my ever growing list of things to do. Cute Card Thursday has a Birds/Animals Challenge.  ABC Christmas Challenges has A  Wild Things Challenge.

Saturday, November 14, 2015


The  Challenge at Pile It On is Leaves.  I really like how this turned out. However, I do wish I had resized it.  Tuesday Throw Down has a Thank You Challenge.  Jo's Scrap Shack has an Anything Goes Challenge.  Little Tangles also has a thankful challenge.

Happy Pumpkin Day

This little guy  is from BugaBoo so I thought he would  work nicely with their  Stella Says Sketch challenge too.  Sugar Pea Design has an Anything Goes  Challenge.  PINspirational Challenges has a Harvest Challenge.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Silver Snowflake

I've used this snowflake a  couple times already this year.  It  cut so well on my  silhouette and I  just like how elegant it looks.  This sketch came from Jo's Scrap Shack.  It isn't  exactly her sketch but its  close enough to get the idea.  I stamped my sentiment on the angle but I used a  baby blue pad and its  kind of hard to see. Fab and  Funky has a CAS challenge.  Inspiration Destination  and Word Art Wednesday both have their usual Anything Goes Challenges.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Give Thanks

This  little guy is  from KadoodleBug Designs.  It is always a challenge for me to put these together.  By the time I 'm done  I have  glue everywhere.  I  still think  my eyes  need s  some work but he looks  pretty  cute anyway. KadoodleBug Designs has an Turkey/Thanksgiving Challenge.  I  turned this into a card instead of  putting him on a card.  Wags N Whiskers has a No Squares Challenge.  Marker Pop also has a  no Square Challenge.  Since I  cut  the small pieces of this in white and  used my markers to color them I cant see why this wouldn't work there too.  Crafty Girls has a Thankful challenge.

Ava's Turkey

This  sketch came  from Sketch Saturday.  I used a  Catch The  Bug image for the Cute Card Thursday Food and Drink Challenge.  Through the Craft Room Door has an Anything Goes Challenge.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


I  fell in love with this  delicate  snowflake when I saw it.  My sister  cut it first and it was  just so pretty I had to use it.  My card is very similar to hers but I used different colors and added a few  silver  gems.  I love the contrast between the  sparkly blue paper and the plaid. Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenges has a Blue and White Theme.  Craftin Desert Divas has a  Make it  Sparkle Challenge. Crafting By Design has an Anything Goes Challenge.

Fairy Garden

I needed a  tag for a friend's birthday.  The theme for her  party is fairies so I decided this tag would be perfect.  I  made it with lots of  pink so it would also work for the In the Pink  magical challenge.  Brown Sugar Challenges and CAS  on Sunday  both have a Tag challenge.  Crafting When We Can has a Pink and Lime Challenge. 3 Girl Jam has an Anything Goes/with Ribbon.  Artistic Inspiration has a Feminine Challenge.

Cute Reindeer

There are  several Christmas Challenges I'm working on today.  We've got  another dreary wet day so I'm  hoping some Christmas Cheer might brighten  my day. ABC Christmas has a V is for Very Cute Challenge. Paper Shelter has a  Layer on Layer Challenge ending soon.  PaperTake Weekly and A Gem of a Challenge both have a  Christmas Critter Challenge.  Crafty Calendar Challenges has a Sparkle  Bling and Embellish  challenge.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Filagree Pumpkins

I was  afraid these  pumpkins might not  cut since they were so delicate but much to my delight they cut perfectly. I want to use them in the Cards TV  Pumpkin Challenge.  I  enjoy doing their challenges but often forget them.  Crafty Gals has an Autumn Challenge.  Wags N' Whiskers has a No Squares challenge. 613 Avenue Create, Craft Your Passion and Crafting From the Heart  all have Anything goes Challenges.

Red Candle Jar

I took a little different direction with  some challenges this time.  I  used my  silhouette and cut this pattern to fit this jar  then used etching crème to put the design on the jar.  I love how it turned out. so Even though it is not a card I  hope to use it in several challenges. City Crafter has a Christmas Challenge closing very soon. Wednesday's Inspiration has a  Sparkle Challenge.  This  scene is very sparkly on the red  background.  Glitter N' Sparkle has a  use some red  Challenge.  This is definitely red.

Turkey pull tab

Craft Creations has a Colorful challenge.  I think this  guy is  quite colorful.  ABC Challenges has an Unlimited Challenge.  I  took that too mean almost the same as  Anything Goes.

Pop Dot Turkey

Its  been a  cold dreary day and I decided to do a  little crafting and see how  much of my  challenge  list I can get done.  I made this set of  turkey cards.  the  first one was all wrong and I had to start over but I finally saw what the problem was.  Paper Take Weekly,  Inspiration Destination and Word Art Wednesday all have an Anything Goes Challenge  about to close.  Fab and Funky has a  Die Cuts and Punches  Challenge.  Simon Says Wednesday has a Thanksgiving Challenge.