Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Rosie

This sweet little pup is called Rosie from Fred She Said.  Created the papers in GIMP and cut out all the pieces except for the corners with my Cameo.  Corners were cut out with a Whimsy die.  This is for the Cards For Hospitalized Kids Charity.

Challenges
Simon Says Monday - Little Critters
Simon Says Wednesday - Furry Friends
Double D Challenge - Flowers Galore
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge 1721 - ATG
Crafty Friends Challenge 58 - Colors (Used Green,Yellow)

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Cute little fox

Created this card for the Cards For Hospitalized Kids Charity using a sweet fox image
 and patterned papers from this combo pack by AMBIllustrations on Etsy.  

Cut out the frame, stripe paper and talk bubble with my Cameo. 
Fussy cut the flowers from a scrap of patterned paper from the fox card
 I made last week.  Added the flowers to the frame and bottom right corner.

Challenges
Simon Says Monday - Little Critters
Double D Challenge - Flowers Galore
Crafty Friends Challenge 58 - Colors (Used Pink, Green, Yellow)


Monday, May 22, 2017

Nautical Snoopy Card


 I have been looking for Peanuts or Snoopy stamps with a nautical theme.  Haven't been able to find any.  But I got lucky at our local outlet store.  While looking through the books section, I found a Snoopy coloring book with the perfect nautical image in it.  Scanned the image into my computer, colored the image in Gimp.  Then opened all the pieces including the By The Sea Papers (Designs by dani from Snap Click Supply) in Silhouette Studio.  Printed them and cut out with my Cameo.  This is for the teenage boys at the children's charity.

Challenges

Friday, May 19, 2017

AMB Fox

This sweet little fox and the fun pattern papers are from AMB Illustrations on Etsy.  I cropped one of the foxes from the paper and used it as my main image.  Then I printed and cut out all the pieces with my Silhouette Cameo.  Embossed the frame with a Cuttlebug embossing folder to give it some texture.  Fussy cut some flowers from the left over scraps of the back ground paper and glued them on the corners.  This is for the little girls at the Cards For Hospitalized Kids Charity.

Challenges
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Challenge 57 - ATG
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge - Add Flowers
Tuesday Throwdown - Challenge 343 - Texture
Hiding In My Craft Room Challenge 300 - Super Scraps Saturday
Double D Challenge - Flowers Galore
Flowers are on the fox, background paper, embossing on frame and fussy cut corners

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Card from scraps (second post today)

Created this card with card stock scraps left over from the card I made last Saturday.  Cut out ovals with Cottage Cutz stitched dies.  The white background oval was cut out with a Spellbinders die (see below) that I folded and cut in half.  Placed on each side of the card.  Flowers were cut out of scraps with my Cameo.



Challenges
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Challenge 57 - ATG
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge - Add Flowers
Tuesday Throwdown - Challenge 343 - Texture
Pammies Inkie Pinkies Challenge 1720 - ATG
Hiding In My Craft Room Challenge 300 - Super Scraps Saturday

Safari flip/swing card



I created this flip swing card for the boys at the Cards For Hospitalized Kids Charity.  I was the lucky winner last month at Beccy's Place and selected this wonderful set called Safari from Beccy's store. Also used some patterned paper from Granny Enchanted.  Cut out the pieces with my Silhouette Cameo using a cut file I found at the Silhouette store.

Challenges
Beccy's Place - May Challenge

Beccy's Place Safari Set

Granny Enchanted Paper Pack

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

By The Sea Card

I am working on another package of cards for the children's charity and have lots of cards for the girls in the box, but very few cards for the boys.  I selected a nautical theme for some cards which I thought would work well for the older boys.  This kit is called By The Sea.  Bought it last week at the One Buck Wednesday Sale at Snap Click Supply.  Used the red stripe frame, the banner and the lighthouse from the elements pack and the map paper from the paper pack.  Traced and cut out all the pieces with my Silhouette Cameo.


Challenges


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day - Second Card Today

This lovely flower image is a free download from  Beccy's Place.  I machine stitched some patterned paper scraps to a card base, then attached the framed flower image to the base.  Added a tag with the saying Happy Mother's Day.

Challenges
Beccy's Place - May Challenge
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Challenge 57 - ATG
Come And Get It Challenge - Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day


This lovely flower image and pink dot paper are a free download from  Beccy's Place.  I used the same frame cut file as the card I made a few days ago, but turned the card. Cut out all the pieces with my Silhouette Cameo.  Attached the flower layer to the card base and the frame on top of the flower layer.  Added a tag with the saying Happy Mother's Day.

Challenges
Beccy's Place - May Challenge
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Challenge 57 - ATG
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - It's A Frame Up
Come And Get It Challenge - Happy Mother's Day
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 407 - See Photo Below

Saturday, May 13, 2017

For the kids



I used a darling precolored owl image from Polkadoodles called Twiggy And Toots.  Both the owl and flower images are from Design Sheet 1.  Created the polka dot and solid pink papers in GIMP. Then cut out all the pieces with my Silhouette Cameo.  This is for the children's charity.

Challenges
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Challenge 57 - ATG
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Going Dotty
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - It's A Frame Up
Creative Knockouts - Challenge 193 - Favorite Embellishment (Flowers)
Sketch Saturday Challenge - Sketch 463 turned sideways -see picture below

Friday, May 12, 2017

Just Pawsing


Another card for the children's charity that I made with the Love My Dog Digi Set by Laurie Furnell.  Available on Etsy.   Created the polka dot paper in Gimp.  Used a frame I bought at the Silhouette store and filled it with the polka dot paper.  Created a card base using the frame, printed all the pieces and cut everything out with my Cameo.

Challenges
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Challenge 57 - ATG
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Going Dotty
Simon Says Monday Challenge - It's A Frame Up
Create With TLC Challenge 10 - ATG
Creative Knockouts - Challenge 193 - Favorite Embellishment (Flowers)

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Princess

Here's another card for the children's charity that I made with the Love My Dog Digi Set by Laurie Furnell.  Available on Etsy.   Created the polka dot paper in Gimp.  Used a frame I bought at the Silhouette store and filled it with the polka dot paper.  Created a card base using the frame, printed all the pieces and cut everything out with my Cameo.

Challenges
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Challenge 57 - ATG

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Just For You


I used a pretty flower image from Beccy's Place as the main focal point of my card. Created the fancy shaped card base with a frame cut file that I bought from the Silhouette store. Cut out all the pieces with my Cameo.  Attached the flower layer to the card base and the frame on top of the flower layer.

Challenges
Beccy's Place - May Challenge
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Challenge 57 - ATG
Pammies Inky Pinkies Challenge 1719 - ATG

Monday, May 8, 2017

Deer Trio


This is a case of a card by careleneanne that I found on Splitcoast Stampers.  I used a Darice tree embossing folder and a cut file from the Silhouette store to cut out the deer trio.  Finished off with a tiny red bow.

Challenges
ABC Christmas Challenge - K is for Keep It Simple

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Easel Style Card

Here's another card for the children's charity that I made with the Love My Dog Digi Set by Laurie Furnell.  Available on Etsy.   The easel style card base is a cut file I found at My Scrap Chic which I altered to fit this image.  Cut out all the pieces with my Cameo.

Challenges
Incy Wincy Designs - Clean and simple

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Pink Puppy


This cute pup is from a new digital kit I bought on Etsy called "Love My Dog" by Laurie Furnell.   The digi image comes precolored so my card went together fairly quickly.  Made the background papers in GIMP and cut out all the pieces with my Cameo.  This is for the Cards For Hospitalized Kids Charity.



Friday, May 5, 2017

Winter trees card 3

Since I make so many holiday cards for the charities, I need to start early in order to complete them by the end of November.  This lovely precolored pine tree image is by Fred She Said.  Cut out the image and frame with Spellbinders dies.  Snowflakes were cut out with a Memory Box die.  Added rhinestones to the center of the snowflakes.

Challenges
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - The Great Outdoors
ABC Christmas Challenge - K is for Keep It Simple
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Clean And Simple
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Precipitation

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Winter trees card 2

Since I make so many holiday cards for the charities, I need to start early in order to complete them by the end of November.  This lovely precolored pine tree image is by Fred She Said.  Cut out the image and scalloped rectangle background with Spellbinders dies.  Snowflakes were cut out with a EK Success punch.  Finished off the snowflakes with gemstones in the centers.

Challenges
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - The Great Outdoors
ABC Christmas Challenge - K is for Keep It Simple
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Clean And Simple
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Precipitation

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Winter trees card 1

Since I make so many holiday cards for the charities, I need to start early in order to complete them by the end of November.  This lovely precolored pine tree image is by Fred She Said.  Created the curved edge frame and card base using Spellbinders dies.  Photo corners were cut out with a Whimsy die.

Challenges
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - The Great Outdoors
ABC Christmas Challenge - K is for Keep It Simple

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Stanley Bear Birthday Card





I found this darling little bear at Beccy's Place.  The file is called Birthday Stanley and it's under the free downloads tab.  I cut out all the pieces with my Cameo using a shadow box cut file I bought from the Silhouette store.


Challenges

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Happy Birthday

This little cutie is called Winnie Sugar Sprinkles from Polkadoodles.  I used the Winnie image and flower paper from the Springtime Design Sheet 2.  Cut out the flower paper with a MFT stitched die. Cut out the saying and pink layer with EK Success punches.

Challenges

Ahoy There




I found this sweet little nautical bear at the Silhouette store.  Added the Ahoy There saying and cut it out with a MFT Blueprints stitched die.  This is for the little boys at the Cards For Hospitalized Kids Charity.

Challenges
Simon Says Stamp - Wed Challenge ATG
City Crafter's Challenge - Case 4 - Week 359 - Used the layout

Saturday, April 29, 2017

December 25th



I need a lot of holiday cards for the various charities, so I plan to make several each month.  Hope to get them all done by the end of November.  I found this fun cut file at the Silhouette store.  Used my Cameo to cut out everything.  This will be going in the holiday box for the children's charity.

Challenges
Simon Says Stamp - Monday - We've Got Your Number
Brown Sugar Challenge 248 - No Image Just A Sentiment
C.R.A.F.T Challenge 413 - Inspired By A Book
The book is called December by Eve Bunting


4th of July



I am working on another box of cards for the Cards For Hospitalized Kids Charity which will be mailed in June.  They are asking for holiday cards, so I thought I would make some for 4th Of July.  This fun subway image is a free download from Crafting Chicks.  Printed the image, then cut out all the pieces with my Silhouette Cameo.

Challenges
Simon Says Stamp - Monday - We've Got Your Number
Brown Sugar Challenge 248 - No Image Just A Sentiment
C.R.A.F.T Challenge 413 - Inspired By A Book
***Inspired by the book called Independence Day by Richard Ford***
Simon Says Stamp - Wed Challenge ATG

Friday, April 28, 2017

Thinking of you

Made this one for the Card Care Connection Charity.  I used a pretty Fred She Said flower digi and created matching papers in GIMP.  Cut out the background layers with MFT stitched dies, saying with Cottage Cutz stitched circles and the image and background layers with Spellbinders rectangle and scalloped rectangle dies.  Border was cut out with my Cameo.

Challenges
Simon Says Stamp - Wed Challenge ATG

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Head start on the holidays

I always send a big box of holiday cards to the children's charity so I am starting a little early so I can get them all done by the end of November.  That will give the charity time to distribute them to the hospitals.  This was a quick and easy card. Printed the image, cut it out with a rotary paper trimmer, then added some snowflakes I cut out with my Silhouette Cameo. I love the smile on the snowman's face and hope the kids will smile when they see him too.

Challenges
Come And Get It Challenge - Circles
Simon Says Stamp - Wed Challenge ATG

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Wild Blooms


Cut out the flowers from white textured card stock using the Wild Blooms die from Memory Box.  Attached some green card stock to the back of the white layer, then attached to card base.  This is for the Card Care Connection Charity.

Challenges
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Showers and or flowers
Brown Sugar Challenge 247 - Use a die cut

Friday, April 21, 2017

Lovely Iris


I created this CAS style card for the Card Care Connection Charity.  Inked Penny Black #2663K Single Iris with ultramarine and green ink cubes then stamped onto GP card stock.  Cut out image and background layers.  Attached to card base and added a green ribbon.

Challenges
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Showers and or flowers
Penny Black And More - April Challenge Theme Spring

Thursday, April 20, 2017

House Mouse Spring Showers



Used this cute little mousie from the House Mouse Triple CD set.  Created the dot paper in GIMP. Also used a svg cut file called Oblong Frames from Lettering Delights to create my card base and top layer and cut out the pieces with my Cameo.

Challenges
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge - Embellish it
(Embellishments are the ribbon and polka dot frame)
Simon Says Stamp - Showers and or flowers

Whoo thinks your special


I was the lucky winner of a challenge from Polkadoodles and selected this darling owl image and frame set as one of my prizes.   She is from the Twiggy and Toots design sheet.  Created the wood grain and flower patterned papers in GIMP using overlays from Melstampz.  Cut out the pieces with my Cameo.  Added a few punched flowers and leaves to the corners of the frame.

Challenges

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Hope Your Day Is Doggone Great



I was the lucky winner of the last Polkadoodle's challenge and selected this darling pup as my prize. 
 (The pup and paw print are from the Horace And Boo Design Sheet One at the Polkadoodle's store.) 
I created the paw print paper in Silhouette Studio DE and cut out the pieces with my Cameo. 
  This will be going in the next box to the Cards For Hospitalized Kids Charity.


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Pomeranian Easel Card


Here's a easel style card I made for the children's charity.  I used a sweet Pomeranian image from the Dog Tales Too Set by Beccy's Place.  Also used a cut file for the easel card base that I bought at the Silhouette store. Cut out the pieces with my Silhouette Cameo.  White corners were cut out with a EK Success corner punch.

Challenges
Beccy's Place - April Challenge
Pile It On Challenge 129 - Interactive cards
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 473 - More than one fold
C.R.A.F.T Challenge 411 - White plus one other color 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Springtime

This cute pup is called Flower Puppy.  Found him at the Bugaboo Digi Stamp Store.  Colored the image and created the papers in GIMP.  Cut out stripe layer with a MFT stitched rectangle die.  Tag, frame and image were cut out with my Cameo. Corners were punched with EK Success corner punch.  Mounted the image to the card base with pop dots.

Challenges
Pammies Inkie Pinkies Challenge 1716 - ATG
Bugaboo Crafty Challenge 4 - Use a Bugaboo image
QKR Stampede Challenge 239 - Flowers or ATG
Catch The Bug Challenge - Bingo - Middle Row
Sentiment - Tag, Players Choice - Bugaboo image, Stitching - Used a stitched die

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Spring Color Inspiration