Thursday, March 23, 2017

Hoppy Easter


Here's a Easter card I made for the children's charity using a darling image from Bugaboo called Bunny And Chick Topper.  Colored the image with Copic markers.  Cut out all the pieces with my Cameo using a cut file from the Silhouette store.

Challenges I am entering my card in

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Hello Winter

I used a digital kit from Echo Park called Hello Winter to create my card.  Opened all the pieces in Silhouette Studio DE.  Traced the images then cut them out with my Silhouette Cameo.  This is for the children's charity.

I am entering the following challenges:
Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper - March Challenge
Craftyhazelnuts Christmas - March Challenge
Brown Sugar Challenge 242 - ATG
Jo's Scrap Shack - Funday Friday Challenge 180
Winter Wonderland Challenge - For A Child
Sketch Saturday - Sketch 455


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Just flying by

This is for the Cards For Hospitalized Kids Charity.  I found this fun precolored image called Summer Bird Trio at the Bugaboo store.  I used my Silhouette Studio DE software to design and cut out all the pieces with my Cameo using cut files for the border and flowers that I bought at the Silhouette store.

Challenges I am entering:
Simon Says Monday - Hand Made Flowers
Simon Says Wednesday - Bit O' Green
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends 53 - ATG
Pile It On 128 - Humor/Puns (Just flying by saying)
Creative Knockouts 185 - Border Time
Catch The Bug March Challenge - Birds, Bees Or Butterflies
Bugaboo Crafty Challenge 3 - Used THIS image




Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day Side Step Card

Made this for my neighbor using the Stamp of the month at From The Heart.  This is the first time I made a side step style card and it was a lot of fun.  Opened all the pieces in Silhouette Studio DE software and cut out with my Cameo using a cut file from the Silhouette store for the card base.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
From The Heart - Stamp of the month Challenge
Pile It On Challenge 128 - Humor/Puns
Crafty Catz 361 - ATG with a twist of mainly green
Creative Knockouts 184 - Lots of green
Come And Get It Challenge - Things with wings
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends 53 - ATG

Monday, March 13, 2017

You make me smile

This is for the Cards For Hospitalized Kids Charity using papers and elements from the Lori Whitlock kit called Spring Celebration.  Used Silhouette Studio DE software to angle the strip paper, arranged all the layers and cut out all the pieces with my Cameo.

Challenges I am entering
Catch The Bug March Challenge - Birds, Bees Or Butterflies

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Hello There


This is for the little girls at the Cards For Hospitalized Kids Charity made with a fun digi kit by Lori Whitlock called Celebrate Spring that I bought on sale at Snap Click Supply during their One Buck Wednesday Sale.  Used both the paper kit and the elements kit.  Used a cut file from the Silhouette store for the card base and layers.  Cut out all the pieces with my Cameo.

Challenges I am entering
Catch The Bug March Challenge - Birds, Bees Or Butterflies

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Stitched Background - Your Purrfect

Created my background by machine stitching paper scraps to a card base.  Added a fun precolored image that was a free download a few years back from a paper crafting magazine.  Cut out image and saying with Spellbinders dies.  This is for the girls at the Cards For Hospitalized Kids Charity.

Challenges
Simon Says  Monday Challenge - Create Your Own Background

Stitched background - Hey Chickie


Created my background by machine stitching paper scraps to a card base.  Added a fun precolored image from My Scrap Chick.  Cut out image and saying with Spellbinders dies and EK punches. This is for the girls at the Cards For Hospitalized Kids Charity.

Challenges
Simon Says  Monday Challenge - Create Your Own Background

Stitched backgrounds Kitty card




Created my background by machine stitching paper scraps to a card base.  Added a fun precolored image from My Scrap Chick.  Cut out image and saying with Spellbinders dies and EK punches. This is for the girls at the Cards For Hospitalized Kids Charity.

Challenges
Simon Says  Monday Challenge - Create Your Own Background
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - For A Special Lady/Girl

Friday, March 10, 2017

Your So Tweet Doily Card


Here's card number two for today.  It's for the little girls at the Cards For Hospitalized Kids Charity made with a fun digi kit by Lori Whitlock called Celebrate Spring that I bought on sale at Snap Click Supply during their One Buck Wednesday Sale.  Used both the paper kit and the elements kit.  Cut out all the pieces with my Cameo.

Challenges I am entering
Simon Says - For A Special Lady/Girl
Pile It On Challenge 128 - Humor/Puns
Kitty Bee Designs Challenge 90 - Living Things With Wings

Hello Spring

This is for the little girls at the Cards For Hospitalized Kids Charity.  Made it with a fun digi kit by Lori Whitlock called Celebrate Spring that I bought on sale at Snap Click Supply during their One Buck Wednesday Sale.  Used both the paper kit and the elements kit.  Cut out the circles with stitched dies from Cottage Cutz.  All other pieces cut out with my Cameo.

Challenges I am entering

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Your So Tweet



Here's card number two for today.  It's for the little girls at the Cards For Hospitalized Kids Charity made with a fun digi kit by Lori Whitlock called Celebrate Spring that I bought on sale at Snap Click Supply during their One Buck Wednesday Sale.  Used both the paper kit and the elements kit.  Used a cut file from the Silhouette store for the card base and layers.  Cut out all the pieces with my Cameo.

Challenges I am entering
Simon Says - For A Special Lady/Girl

Wishing you a Beeutiful day!



Made this for the little girls at the Cards For Hospitalized Kids Charity made with a fun digi kit by Lori Whitlock called Celebrate Spring that I bought on sale at Snap Click Supply during their One Buck Wednesday Sale.  Used both the paper kit and the elements kit.  Used a cut file from the Silhouette store for the card base and layers.  Cut out all the pieces with my Cameo.

Challenges I am entering
Simon Says - For A Special Lady/Girl

Monday, March 6, 2017

Scene cards



Here's some cards I made for the children's charity using die cuts and pieces I cut out with my Cameo that were left over from another project I am working on.  Background paper created in Gimp.

Challenges
Die Cut Divas - For The Love Of Animals

Hey Dude - Cards for teenage boys

Here's a card I made for the teenage boys at the Cards For Hospitalized Kids Charity.  I found this fun print and cut file at the Silhouette store that I thought the boys would like.  


I created the background paper by filling the page with the car image in my Silhouette Studio DE software, then cutting out all the pieces with my Cameo.

Challenges
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Tag You're It (Hey Dude Banner Tag)

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Eggstra Special

Another card for the children's charity made with a darling bunny image from Beccy's Place.  Created the patterned papers in GIMP, them opened all the pieces in Silhouette Studio DE software.  Cut out all the pieces with my Cameo.

Challenges
Jo's Scrap Shack - Funday Friday 178 - ATG
Die Cut Divas - For The Love Of Animals
Pile It On Challenge 128 - Humor Or Puns

Friday, March 3, 2017

Tag Card - You Rock - For Teenage Boys


The Cards For Hospitalized Kids Charity has requested cards for teenage boys.  I always struggle with making cards for teenagers but I looked through my Silhouette files and gave it a try this afternoon using a rock star theme.

The rock star image is actually a cut file (see below) that I changed in to a printable file.  Used a tag shape to create the card base and top layer, added a border stripe made with patterned papers that came with the Studio DE software, then flipped the image and typed in the saying, printed the pieces and cut them out with my Cameo.  Finished off with a ribbon and tied a bow with jute twine.




Challenges I am entering
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Tag You're It
Jo's Scrap Shack - Funday Friday Challenge 178 - ATG
Come & Get It Challenge - It's In The Mail

You Rock!!!

The Cards For Hospitalized Kids Charity has requested cards for teenage boys.  I struggle with making cards for teenagers, but gave it a try today.  The rock star image is a cut file I found at the Silhouette store.  Changed it to a printable file  Added a border stripe made with patterned papers that came with my Studio DE software.  Typed in the saying, printed the topper and cut it out with my Cameo.



Challenges I am entering
Jo's Scrap Shack - Funday Friday Challenge 178 - ATG
Come & Get It Challenge - It's In The Mail

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Wishing MOO

Found this fun birthday cow image at QKR Stampede.  Colored it with Copic markers.  Paper pieced the hat.  Machine stitched the edges.  Finished off with a tiny twine bow.

Challenges I am entering my card in:

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Just fur you

Another card for the children's charity made with a cute precolored image from the Everyday With Barkley CD by Crafter's Companion.  Designed the matching patterned papers in GIMP.  Created the card pieces in Silhouette Studio DE, printed, then cut out everything with my Cameo and assembled the layers.

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:



Friday, February 24, 2017

Antique Auto Easel Style Birthday Card


Have some birthdays coming up and need several masculine cards.  Found this easel card kit at the Craftsuprint web store.  Opened the files in Silhouette Studio DE, resized to make card smaller, then cut out all the pieces with my Cameo.  

Challenges
Simon Says Stamp - A/G
Brown Sugar Challenge 239 - A/G
QKR Stampede Challenge 232 - A/G
Crafty Catz Challenge 359 - A/G
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends Challenge 52 - A/G
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - A/G



Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hero Arts Flower Card #3

This is for the Card Care Connection Charity.  Stamped the flower image with a oldie but goodie Hero Arts Stamp using markers to color the stamp.   Cut out with Spellbinders dies.  Textured card stock is from Hero Arts.  Lace and pearls from my stash.

Challenges I am entering:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Fantastic Florals
Incy Wincy Challenge - Leather or lace 
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 465 - No patterned paper
QKR Stampede Challenge 231 - A/G - Add bling (pearls)

Hero Arts Flower Card #2

This is for the Card Care Connection Charity.  Stamped the flower image with a oldie but goodie Hero Arts Stamp using markers to color the stamp.  Stamped flowers on background with SU Lovely Lilac ink.   Cut out the image and background layer with Spellbinders dies.  Twine and pearls from my stash.


Challenges I am entering:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Fantastic Florals
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 465 - No patterned paper
QKR Stampede Challenge 231 - A/G - Add bling (pearls)

Monday, February 20, 2017

Hero Arts Flower Card #1


This is for the Card Care Connection Charity.  Stamped the flower image with a oldie but goodie Hero Arts Stamp using markers to color the stamp.   Cut out with Spellbinders dies.  Butterfly was cut out with MS punch.  Added twine and a pearl  Finished off with a lace bow from my stash.


Challenges I am entering:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Fantastic Florals
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 465 - No patterned paper

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Wishing you a magical birthday




This months Cards For A Cause Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers is the Ronald McDonald House in Ohio.  I plan to make several cards to send to them this week.  I thought the kids would like this sweet little fairy girl digi image from Pink Cat Studio.   I designed the card layout and all the pieces in my Silhouette Studio DE software, then cut them out with my Cameo.

Here's a list of the challenges I am entering: 
Pile It On Challenge 127 - Monsters or Fairies
Brown Sugar Challenge 238 - Happy Birthday
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 465 - No patterned paper
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge 110 - Use Your Favorite Things (Silhouette Cameo)

Wishing you a beary happy birthday



This months Cards For A Cause Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers is the Ronald McDonald House in Ohio.  I plan to make several cards to send to them this week.  I thought the kids would like this adorable little Stanley Bear digi image from Beccy's Place.   I designed the card layout and all the pieces in my Silhouette Studio DE software, then cut them out with my Silhouette Cameo.

Here's a list of the challenges I am entering: 
Beccy's Place - Feb Challenge
Brown Sugar Challenge 238 - Happy Birthday
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 465 - No patterned paper
Pinspirational Challenge 184 - See Photo Shown Below


Saturday, February 18, 2017

Easter Bunny

This is for the Cards For Hospitalized Kids Charity.  This sweet little bunny is a free download at Beccy's Place.  I designed the card pieces in Silhouette Studio DE software and cut out all the pieces with my Silhouette Cameo die cutting machine.  Sorry the colors are off in the photo.  It's stormy and overcast today so light isn't good for taking pics.

Challenges I am entering:
Beccy's Place - Feb Challenge (Thanks for sharing the cute bunny image)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Use your favorite tool (Cameo die cutting machine)

Happy Easter

I used my Silhouette Cameo die cutting machine and a cut file from the Silhouette store to make this fun Easter Bunny card.   This is going in the next package to the Cards For Hospitalized Kids Charity.

Challenges I am entering:
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 465 - No patterned paper
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Use your favorite tool (Cameo die cutting machine)

Friday, February 17, 2017

Tropical Santa Shadow Box Card

Suppies used: 
Tropical Santa digi from the Bugaboo store.
 (Colored him using Gimp2 software.)
Cut file number 26664 by Alaa K from the Silhouette store. 

 Opened the image in the Silhouette Studio DE software, resized and placed the Santa image on back layer.  Printed that layer along with the saying.  Then cut out all the pieces with my Silhouette Cameo die cutting machine.  This is going in the holiday box for the children's charity.  I sent 50 cards to them last year so I need to make some each month in order to have the box filled by the holidays.

Challenges I am entering my card in:
Catch The Bug Challenge - Sunshine and smiles
Bugaboo Crafty Challenge 2 - A/G Use a Bugaboo image
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 465 - No patterned paper
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Use your favorite tool (Cameo die cutting machine)
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge 110 - Use your favorite things. (Digi image and Cameo)


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Thinking of you

Created this pyramage style card using a kit from Craftsuprint.
Opened the layers in the Silhouette Studio DE software.  
Traced the pieces, aligned on mat, printed and cut out with my Cameo.

Challenges I am entering my card in:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Use Your Favorite Tool (Cameo)


Sunday, February 5, 2017

Pigwit Valentine's Day Card

  This little cutie is called Hogs And Kisses Pigwit (From The Heart).  I colored the image with patterns and solids using Gimp.  Also created all the pink patterned paper in Gimp.  Cut out all the pieces with my Silhouette Cameo die cutting machine.

Challenges I like to play in:
FTH - Stamp of the month challenge
Catch The Bug Challenge - February A/G
QKR Stampede Challenge 229 - Valentine Card
Creative Corner Challenge - Perfectly Pink

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Hug A Heart Card Drive - Card #5


Here's my 5th card for the little ones at the hug a heart card drive.  I bought this cute precolored  image from the Silhouette store.  Cut out all the layers with my Cameo die cutting machine. The card drive is asking for little or no embellishments so I kept this clean and simple.

I am entering my card in the following challenges
HIMCR Challenge 287 - Red Pink + 1
QKR Stampede Challenge 229 - Valentine Card

Hug A Heart Card Drive - Card #4


 Here's my 4th card for the hug a heart card drive.  I bought this cute precolored froggy image from the Silhouette store.
The card drive is asking for little or no embellishments so I kept this clean and simple.

I am entering my card in the following challenges
HIMCR Challenge 287 - Red Pink + 1
QKR Stampede Challenge 229 - Valentine Card