Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The best of everything

My BFF, Gail, amazed me once again for Christmas, with a fabulous box of crafting supplies (along with a few other items), so I felt the need to create a special thank you card just for her, and my creation is almost totally my "something new" -- the Candi-bean stamp as the main image (isn't that hedgehog adorable!!), the doilies, the bg papers, washi tape, flowers, enamel dots, die cuts for the foliage and love sentiment, and the bow to top it off, were all in my special package!   I know -- it would have been simpler for me to state what she DIDN'T send me - hahaha.   Thanks so much, Gail, and hope you enjoy this card, as much as I enjoyed putting it together for you.
I would please like to enter this into the following challenges:

Art by MiRan - AG
Brown Sugar - AG
Catch the Bug - AG
Ching-Chou Kuik - use something new
Come and Get It - anything new
Crafty Gals Corner - use something new
Crafty Sentiments Designs -AG
Cute Card Thursday - what's new
In the Pink - AG
Love to Scrap - AG
Penny's Paper Crafty - AG
Scrapbook Stamp Society - AG
Send a Smile 4 Kids - val/love cards 4 kids
The Paper Nest Dolls - AG

Monday, January 9, 2017

Smile for your birthday

We went to brunch last week and the cashier (who's always friendly and sweet) let slip that her birthday was in ten days, so I thought it a nice touch to create a birthday card to give her our next trip over, so this cute My Besties is what I chose to color up.  She's been done is prismas, drywall tape behind gives it some texture, a couple layered doilies for that lacy touch, enamel dots and the cute cupcake embellishment (both are my "something new" that I got for a Christmas gift), washi glitter tape, then daisy ribbon atop that, my sentiment die cut and cheery birthday background paper completes it.  Happy Birthday to Kiara, the recipient of this card - and, by the way, she loved it!
I would please like to enter this in the following:

Art by MiRan - AG
Brown Sugar - AG
Ching-Chou Kuik - use something new
Come and Get It - anything new
Crafty Gals Corner - something new
Crafty Sentiments Designs - something new
Creative Craft Cottage - ribbon
Cute Card Thursday - what's new
Di's Digi Designs - celebrations
In The Pink - AG
Love to Scrap - AG
My Besties Aussie - celebrate
My Besties Color It, Create It, Show It Off - AG
My Besties Dutch - AG
My Besties French - AG
My Besties Germany - AG
My Besties International - AG
Penny's Paper Crafty - AG
Scrapbook Stamp Society - AG

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Love you lots

This sweet little miss is Ava from the Bugaboo digital store, and since it's approaching valentine's day, I figured it was time to pull out the heart/love papers.  Of course, this could also be used as a general card, for any time of year.  I've colored with prismas, attached washi tape on the upper corner, tucked a heart doily behind my image and other than the background paper, voila, this card is complete and ready to send out.
I would please like to enter the following challenges:

Catch the Bug - AG
Little Miss Muffet - AG
Send a Smile 4 Kids - valentine/love cards 4 kids

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Anyone for coffee?

This digital is my "something new", as it's a recent purchase from Gerda Steiner Designs -- isn't he adorable, and would work for a general card, as well as for a valentine, seeing as his mug has hearts on it.  I kept the design simple with just framing black around it, then tucking a doily behind and layering heart background papers.
I would please like to enter these challenges:

Crafty Friends - AG
Crafty Sentiments Designs - something new
Cute Card Thursday - what's new
Gerda Steiner Designs - share your design
In The Pink - AG
Penny's Paper Crafty - AG

Monday, January 2, 2017

Little black dress

Happy New Year to all . . . my BFF was conversing with me about drinking, which inspired me to make this card for her.   It kind of ties in with the new year celebrations, enjoyed by many.   This image comes from Sassy Studios and fit right in -- I went with the famous "little black dress", which I felt had to sparkle, and the red stilettos.  The champagne glasses and olives at each bottom corner are brads that I found in my stash, so they were perfectly coordinated - don't ya just love when that happens!   A few gems added, along with a large doily and my card is ready to mail off.    I used background papers from a newly purchased paper pad.
I would please like to enter into these challenges:

Allsorts - something new
Brown Sugar - AG
Catch the Bug - make us laugh
Crafty Friends - AG
Crafty Gals Corner - AG
Cute Card Thursday - AG
Love To Scrap - AG
Scrapbook Stamp Society - AG

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Snow princess

This is a Lacy Sunshine digital that I recently purchased, so wanted to color it up while still in the winter season.  You'll have to click on the card to get a closer view to take in the silvery glitz and glimmer (from the snowflakes, gems around the image, and the edge of the ribbon), which really brings attention to the card that the camera just can't seem to pick up.  I've also added diamond stickles to her snowflakes, as well as her transparent panels.
Wishing everyone a safe and happy New Year!
I would please like to enter this into the following challenges:

Allsorts - something new
Brown Sugar - AG
Crafty Friends - AG
Crafty Gals Corner - AG
Cute Card Thursday - AG
Lacy Sunshine - AG

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Enjoying the great outdoors

This is an image from Di's Digi Designs that I happened to catch on sale - isn't it adorable?  I love how both she and the penguin have muffs!   I've colored with prismas and added some glitter, along with pearl pen on the falling snow.    I tore a couple layers of white textured cardstock for the snowbanks along the bottom and used die cuts for the deer and trees.    Some matching foam snowflakes completes my creation.
Hope everyone is enjoying a most happy and blessed Christmas today!!
I would please like to enter the following:

Art by MiRan - AG
Brown Sugar - Christmas
Crafty Gals Corner - AG
Cute Card Thursday - AG
Di's Digi Designs - happy holidays
Penny's Paper Crafty - AG