Tuesday, December 23, 2014

BUSY BAKING SEASON CREATIONS

Hello my crafty friends,
Here are a couple of pictues of some of my baking creations. Sorry no glue or glitter here. LOL Cupcake mode has stuck again. First up Christmas Wreaths.  Those of you who follow me know I rarely use bows in my crafts. Why you ask? Just take a look at these bows on the cupcakes. LOL.  I used twizzlers cherry string licorice. The only good thing about the one's that didn't make it to the cupcake were eaten. LOL.I used Duncan Hines yellow cake mix and covered with vanilla icing.  Then I used coconut flakes that I colored green with food coloring for the edges of the cupcake.
 What would be Christmas without some Rudolph cupcakes? The icing is Hershey caramel chocolate. The eyes are hard candy that I found at Walmart. I used pretzels for the antlers and M&M's red mint flavored chocolate for his nose.  It was Duncan Hines Devil Food Chocolate cake mix.


Last Challenge for A Song in your HeArt

Hello my crafty friends,
The A Song is closing December 24th. This is my last project for the DT.  My son's birthday is in December and this Piano card worked perfect to fit the song .  It has a gift card and folds flat to fit in an A2 envelop for mailing.  The card is from Casual Whimsy.  I used the Silhouette Cameo to cut it and print the sentiment. I want to thank you all for following me on this creative journey and leaving your lovely comments.   Wishing you and your families a wonderful holiday season and Happy New Year. Have a happy crafty day.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A 3D layered Shadow box

Hello my crafty friends,
The holidays are upon us. and the various DT's are taking time off to be with their families and friends. I want to thank all of you who have left me your comments and have followed me on this creative journey. I've enjoyed your company and I look forward to new creative year ahead with all of you.  Have a wonderful holiday and a New Year full of good health, happiness and many happy crafty days.
And for my project. It is from the Silhouette Store by Lori Whitmore. I used glitter paper on the background for the stars to add some sparkle.   See you next year.
I entered this card in the following challenges: 
Decorate to Celebrate: http://decoratetocelebrate.blogspot.com/
Always Something Creative: http://www.allwayssomethingcreative.blogspot.com/
Animal Friends Challenge: animals are in the bkgrnd. http://animalfriendschallenge.blogspot.de/
Crafts Galore Encore: http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
Doodle Pantry: http://doodlepantryblog.blogspot.com/search/label/DPDC
Elisabeth Bells World: http://elisabethbellsworldchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
Imaginations Crafts: http://imagination-craftschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
Lady Bug Crafts: http://ladybugcrafts.blogspot.com/
Christmas Cards All Year: http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.com/
Lost Coaster Review: http://lost-coasters-review.blogspot.com/
Paradise of Stamps: http://mariannedesigndivas.blogspot.com/






















Friday, December 12, 2014

Warm Holiday Wishes

Hello my crafty friends,
Here is my last project for the year for the DT over at Decorate to Celebrate. Be sure to stop by and see what creative and wonderful idea's and inspiration the team has for your holidays. This cute box card pattern is from Casual Whimsy. I hope eveyone is having a wonderful holiday season. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments. Follow me  and let me know you were here so I can follow you too, Have a Happy Crafty Day.




Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Holiday Rushing

Hello my crafty friends,
I'm rushing around like a crazy person trying to get my holiday cards done and I need to get back on track with my DT challenges. This one is for A Song in your HeArt.  The image is from Imagine That digistamp
This one will be going to my DIL who now has 7 cats. LOL.  This is a popup card from the Silhouette Store. I used stickles diamonds to add some bling to the cup and hats. Spectrum Noir markers to color the rest. I hope your all enjoying your holiday season. Off to bake more cookies due tomorrow. LOL Rush, Rush  Rush.  Have a happy crafty day. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments promise you I will read them with my next post. Have a happy crafty day.





Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Santa's Coming to Town

Hello my crafty friends,
I can't believe how fast the time is going. I have so many plans to get projects done and send out the holiday cards. I have 3 Christmas parties this week and another one next week.  Enough of my babble. Here is my card this week for the challenge over at PinSpirational challenges.   Be sure to stop by and see what the talented DT has for your Holiday inspiration.  The image is from Patties Creations. The cardinal is from the Silhouette store. I used Spectrum Noir markers to color the image and print and cut the image and card with the Silhouette Cameo.  Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments. I may be busy, but I look forward to reading your comments. Have a happy crafty day.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Snow Angel Bear

Hello my crafty friends,
Here is my card for the challenge over at Artistic Inspirations Challenges . Be sure to stop by and see what the talented DT has for your winter inspiration. I used Silhouette Cameo to print and cut the card. I created the background with the Scrapbook Max program.  For the sparkle I used Stickles Diamonds. I like using that because it doesn't matter what color you want to add some bling.  As you can see the color on the flower comes out gold and the scarf white come out like diamonds.  Thanks for stopping by today an leaving your comments. Keep warm in those northern places and have a happy crafty day.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

FROZEN box card

Hello my crafty friends,
Today's box card is for my 3 year old grandson who loves the movie Frozen.  For his birthday he picked Olaf the snowman from the Build A Bear store. I got the free images online. I printed and cut the card on the Silhouette Cameo. For Christmas I'm sending this to my grandson with gift cards that fit inside the card which also folds flat for mailing. Thanks for stopping by today and leaving your comments. Have a happy crafty day.

I entered this in the followoing challenges: 

Catered Crop: http://cateredcrop.com/
Stamping with the Dragon: http://stampingwithdragon.blogspot.com/


















Friday, December 5, 2014

A Creative Need Challenge

Hello my crafty friends,
The weather is getting colder and  some of you have already seen the snow. The image of the girl catching the snowflake is from A Creative Need.  I'm excited to be part of this talented DT.  Be sure to stop by and see the wonderful images available and inspirational projects from the DT.  I used Spectrum Noir markers to color the image.  For bling I used StampinUp crystals on the flowers and snowflakes.  On the base of the card I used Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder. I used the Silhouette Cameo to print and cut the image and digital background.  The digital background was created in the Scrapbook Max program.  Follow me  as I share what I learn on this creative journey. Thanks for stopping by today and leaving your comments. I love hearing from you. Have a happy crafty day.
I entered this card in the following challenges: 












Thursday, December 4, 2014

3D Shadow Box Card

Hello my crafty friends,
I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.  Here is a 3D shadow box card.  The card patteren is from SnapDragon Snippits and the image is from Imagine That .  This is for the challenge over at Give a Crafter a Cookie. Be sure to stop by and see what the talented DT has for your holiday inspiration.  I used the Cuttlebug Swirls embossing folder on the outside and inside snow slopes. I used silver glitter paper (from Michaels) for the frame. I used blue glitter paper for the background behind the sentiment. Unfortunately, it doesn't show well in this picture. I took the picture in front of the window to show the background.  This would be good with a tea light behind it. I will have to see if I can find any and take another picture of the card at night. I used the Silhouette Cameo to print and cut the  sentiment SD#69286 the image and card. And I used Sookwang tape to adhere the card together.  Off to finish some more holiday cards. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your kind words. I love hearing from you. Have a happy crafty day.
I entered this in the following challenges:
Catered Crop: http://cateredcrop.com/


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Holiday Treat Box Reindeer

Hello my crafty friends,
Here is a treat box for candy or cookies  for Santa and his reindeer or a cute gift box. This file is from My Scrap Chick. I'm sure I'll be making a few more of these in different characters. Follow me as I share what I learn along this creative journey. For more inspiration be sure to stop by Decorate to Celebrate and see what our very talented DT has for your holiday decorations.  Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments. I always love hearing from you.  Have a happy crafty day.

I entered this is the following challenges: 
The Crafting Cafe: http://thecraftingcafe.blogspot.ca/ 
Avenue 613: http://avenue613.blogspot.ca/













A Christmas Story

Hello my crafty friends,
Here is my card for the challenge over at A Song in your HeArt. Be sure to stop by and see what our talented DT has for your holiday inspiration. I used Spectrum Noir markers to color the image and Stickles Diamonds on the book and star on the tree. The image is from Inky Impressions Rubberstamps. The window and tree are from the Silhouette store. I used Cuttlebug Cobblestone embossing folder for the background. Thanks for stopping by today and leaving your comments. I love hearing from you.  Happy Holidays.
I entered this card in the following challenges: 










Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Let the holidays begin!

Hello my crafty friends,
Are you ready for Thanksgiving this week? I'm busy and trying to get my posts done for my challenges and my computer is just not cooperating with me uggh.  Well it seems to be working now so lets get to today's challenge. This is for the the challenge over at Artistic Inspirations be sure to stop by and see what the talented DT has for you holiday inspiration. Join in the challenge to win some free images from our sponser Squigglefly. Here is my easel card using their cute kitten and mouse image. I used the Silhouette Cameo to print and cut the image and card.  For the base card I used the Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder. The wreath, fireplace and tree were also done with the Silhouette.  I used Spectrum Noir markers to color the cat and mouse and I used Stickles Diamonds on the brim of the cat's hat. Thanks for stopping by today and leaving your comments. I'm hoping to post a couple more projects this week.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Have a happy crafty day.
I entered this is the following challenges:
Animal Challenges:  http://animalfriendschallenge.blogspot.de/
2 Cute Ink challenges:  http://2cuteinkchallenges.blogspot.com/















Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thankful for my friend's sense of humor.

Hello my crafty friends,
I am getting so busy getting ready for Thanksgiving I forgot to send a card to a friend of mine. Thankfully, she has a good sense of humor. I know what she'll get me for Christmas this year. A calendar with the date marked so I won't forget next year. LOL.   I thought this image says it all. LOL  The image is from  Beccy' s Place and for the challenge over at Give a Crafter a Cookie Be sure to stop by and see what the talented DT has for your inspiration. I used the Silhouette Cameo to print the sentiment, card and cut it. Yes I did use my Spectrum Noir markers and it seems like the one's I need to use are dry. No worry though I have refills.   I just need to set some time aside to refill them. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments. I love hearing from you. Follow me as I have a few more 3D projects I'm working on for you. Have a happy crafty day.
I entered this card in the following challenges:
Through the Craftroom Door: http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.com/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Gobble, Gobble

Hello my crafty friends,
Here is my project for Decorate to Celebrate challenge, where the challenges are for 3D projects. Be sure to stop by and see what our talented DT has for your holiday inspiration. With Thanksgiving coming soon I made these Gobbler's treat boxes. They would also make good place settings by adding a name on the front or they can be used as napkin holders. This is from the Silhouette Store ID #51405. They are having their Thanksgiving items on sale for 25% off.  Thanks for stopping by today and leaving your comments. I look forward to hearing from you. Have a happy crafty day.

I enter this in the following challenges:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Let the Winter holidays begin

Hello my crafty friends,
Baby it's cold outside. LOL Winter is moving in just in time for the holiday season projects to begin. Here is a snowglobe I created for the challenge at A Song in your HeArt. Be sure to stop by and see what the DT has for your winter inspiration.  The image is from Fresh Brewed.  I used Cuttlebug embossing snowflake folder as a background  and used Memento sky blue ink to add a touch of color.  I also used Tim Holtz tea dye ink around the edges of the base pieces of the globe and sentiment shape.  The image and the sentiment are on pop dots for depth. Of course I used Spectrum Noir markers to color the image and the Silhouette Cameo to print and cut the project.  Thanks for stopping by today and leaving your comments. I'm always happy to hear from you. Stay tuned for more 3D projects coming soon. Keep warm and have a happy crafty day.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Happy Fall Y'all

Hello my crafty friends,
The leaves are turning colors and weather is getting chilly. Today's card is for the challenge over at Pinspirational Challenges. Be sure to stop by and see what the talented DT has for your winter inspiration projects. The image is from Fred She Said. I had a little dog that love to jump in the leaves. Seems she always did after I had it racked into a big pile and then I'd have to start all over again. LOL.  I used the Silhouette Cameo to print and cut the base card, sentiment and image.  I used Memento sky blue ink for the sky and Spectrum Noir markers on the rest of the image.  Thanks for stopping by today and leaving your comments. I have a few more projects coming up due before Thanksgiving. So stay tuned and follow along as I get my DT challenges posted. Have a happy crafty day.



Monday, November 10, 2014

Humorus Holiday Card.

Hello my crafty friends,
The holidays are coming fast.  The image for this card is from Bugaboo Stamps for the challenge over at Artistic Inspirations. Be sure to stop by and see what the talented DT has for inspiration for the star of the holidays. I used the Silhouette Cameo to print and cut the images.  The calender is from the Silhouette store.  I used Spectrum Noir markers to color and Stickles Diamonds to bling up the crown. I have more Thanksgiving projects coming soon. Follow me along on this creative journey and let me know you stopped by so I can come visit you too.  Thanks for leaving your comments. I love hearing from you. Have a happy crafty day.

Friday, November 7, 2014

First Thanksgiving Project.

Hello my crafty friends,
I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween.  Before we know it, It will be Thanksgiving. I'm pleased that I have my first Thanksgiving project for you.  It is a box card that will fold and go into an envelop for mailing.  And it will make a nice display on a desktop.  I made this for the challenge over at Decorate to Celebrate where all the challenges are for 3D projects.  Be sure to stop by and see what the very talented DT has for your inspiration.  I'm please with the way this box card turned out. It makes me think where I was a year ago  and how far I have come on this creative journey.  Thank you so much for your comments. They are what inspire me to continue with my creations.  I can't promise yet, but I'm hoping to have a series of Christmas cards and projects coming soon. So please follow me as we start this holiday season. Have a happy crafty day.



I entered this into the following challenges:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Thinking of You.

Hello my crafty friends,
Here is a non holiday card. LOL. As the holiday season starts I do think of my friends and family that live far away. It's nice to let them know your thinking of them if you don't talk to them very often.  This card is for the challenge over at Give a Crafter a Cookie. Join us and enter the challenge which is inspired by images of cookies. This card actually reminds me of the times my mom and I would have a cup of tea and cookies. She is now gone one year and I still miss her.  The images I used are from Robyn's Fetish. I used Spectrum Noir markers and Stickles diamonds. For those of you who follow me must of been wondering if I lost them because its been so long since I posted about them. LOL.   I also embossed the base of the card with Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder. The sentiment is a stamp from Stampin up tiny sentiments.  The flower above the sentiments is from my stash. Thanks for stopping by today and leaving your comments. I love hearing from you. Stay tuned and follow me as the holiday train will be leaving the station soon.
I entered this card in the following challenges:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Last Halloween project this year. I promise.

Hello my crafty friends,
I had to make an addition to the PURPLE WITCH TREAT HAT. A skeleton arm of course. LOL. I also made one more with the traditional orange trimmings.  Okay, I know I said I may have one more Halloween project in me.  This image is from the Silhouette Store. And it just says Whew! we made it to Halloween.  I used the cuttlebug embossing folder Bubbles for the cauldron and the Cuttlebug Swirls embossing folder for the base of the card. I used the Silhouette to print and cut the sentiment and skeleton.  Have I told you how much I love my Silhouette Cameo lately? I will have some Thanksgiving projects coming soon. Actually, I have one that is ready but it is for a challenge that is not due until Nov. 11th.   I'm already thinking I've got to get those Christmas projects going too.  Follow me as we start down the Holiday count down to Christmas.  Thanks for your comments. I love hearing from you  Have a happy and safe Halloween.


I entered this card in the following challenges:
Hiding in my Craft Room: http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I thought I was done with Halloween. Not!!!!

Hello my crafty friends,
I thought I was done with Halloween projects. Not!!! I had seen this witch treat hat box from the Silhouette Store.  DH is going to work tomorrow so I will have him bring a couple of these in for his co workers.  These were fast and easy to make.  I may do one more Halloween card. Stay tuned to see if I have one more Halloween project in me. LOL.  Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments. I look forward to hearing from you. Have a happy crafty day.

I entered this project in the following challenges:
Hiding in my Craft Room: http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

All caught up on my Halloween projects.

Hello my crafty friends,
I'm finally caught up with my Halloween obligations and I made it before Halloween.. LOL.  This treat box is from the Silhouette Store Design ID #67093 . I used the Silhouette to print and cut the cute images from Melonheadz Doodles. This is for the challenge over at A Song in your HeArt. Be sure to stop by and see what the talented DT has for your last minute Halloween inspiration. I used Spectrum Noir markers to color the images and then added them in the various places on the box. I took 2 pictures of the box one empty and the other with candy.  Thanks for stopping by today and leaving your kind comments.  Have a happy crafty day.
I entered this project in the following projects:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Oops, posted too early.

Hello my crafty friends,
I just realized that the post for today at Decorate to Celebrate was due today. But lucky you if you are a follower of my blog, you got to see it early.  And if you missed it here is the link. Halloween K cups
I didn't want you to come by and not see anything new.  It seems to me that I have been working on Halloween projects forever. LOL.  But I did make a 3D project for Thanksgiving. If you would like to follow me, you will see it soon.  I had made these Halloween projects for friends. So enjoy. the skeleton was my first Halloween project, below you will see I revamped it a bit with some red for the background. I think it makes him look scarier. LOL The witches boot and skull is from the Silhouette store. the coffin is from My Scrap Chick. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments. I love hearing from you. Have a happy crafty day.


Monday, October 27, 2014

Bad Hair Day

Hello my crafty friends,
Almost done with my Halloween projects. I have one more to go. Maybe two. So stay tuned.   This card is for the challenge over at Art. The image is from Odd Ball Images. I used Cuttlebug haunted house embossing folder on the base card. I used Spectrum Noir markers to color the zombie and used Stickles Diamonds to add some bling.  I used the Silhouette Cameo to print and cut the image, the bat and sentiment. Be sure to stop by and see what the talented DT at Art has for your inspiration. Thanks for stopping by today and leaving your kind comments. Have a happy crafty day.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A sweet Halloween card

Hello my crafty friends,
I have my challenge for October 23 done early this time.  I'm still catching up and I hope to have all my Halloween projects done before Halloween gets here.
the digital image is from A Day for Daisies. I used the Silhouette Camep to print and cut the image.  I sentiment is from Stampin Up Teeny Tiny Wishes, I used memento tuxedo black ink. The fall frame is from Scrapbook Max collection of clipart. I used Spectrum Noir markers to color the image.  This card is for the challenge over at Give a Crafter a Cookie. Be sure to stop by and see what the talented DT has for your last minute Halloween inspiration and join us for the challenge. Thanks for stopping by today and have a crafty happy day.
 
I entered this card in the following challenges:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, October 20, 2014

One of those days!

Hello my crafty friends,
Have you ever had one of those days? LOL I'm still on the fast track trying to catch up before Halloween gets here. LOL. todays image is from Just Inked. I used Spectrum Noir markers to color the image. I cut and printed the card and image with the Silhouette Cameo. The card base is from the Silhouette store. I put the image on pop dots to add depth. I like the shadow it cast behind her legs.  This card is for the challenge over at Art. Be sure to stop by and see what our talented DT has for your Halloween inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments. I love hearing from you. Have a happy crafty day.
I entered this card in the following challenges:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Happy Halloween Card

Hello my crafty friends,
Here is my card for the challenge over at Artistic Inspirations. Sorry this post is a bit late. It is actually due today, so not that late. LOL Please be sure to stop by and see what the talented DT has for your inspiration.  The image for the challenge is from Robyn's Fetish the pumpkin boarder.  The challenge is to create a background scene. Staying with the Halloween theme I'm on lately here is my card.  I used the Silhouette Cameo to print and cut the image. I sized the pumpkins to graduate down to smaller sizes creating a 3 pumpkin boarder. The background tree is from the silhouette store and I used the cuttlebug swirls embossing folder for the moon. It may be hard to see but I also used the Darice Tree Trunk embossing folder on the tree.  The bat, bird and sentiment were also cut on the Silhouette.

Cattitude

Hello my crafty friends,
Any of you who own a cat can could most likely relate to this image and sentiment. LOL.  The image is from Beccys Place. I used the Silhouette Cameo to print and cut the sentiment and I used Spectrum Noir markers to color.  I hadn't used much sparkle lately, so I added it to the fish.  I used Tim Holtz tea dye distress ink around the edges of the sentiment and image. I put the sentiment on pop dots. This is for the challenge for A Song in your HeArt Stop by and see what the DT has for your inspiration.  Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments. I love reading them. Have a happy crafty day.









Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Inspirational Card

Hello my crafty friends,
It seems I have alot of catching up to do with my projects. The image for this card is from QKR . This is for the challenge over at Pinspirational Challenges.. Be sure to stop by and see the wonderful creations from the DT.  Enter for a chance to win some free digital images from our sponsor.  I used the Cuttlebug embossing pumpkin folder for the base card and I print and cut the image and sentiment with the Silhouette Cameo. Have I said how much I love my Silhouette cameo lately. LOL. Thanks for stopping by today as I catch up with more challenges. Please leave your comments, I love hearing from you.
I entered this card in the following challenges:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Halloween K Cups

Hello my crafty friends,
I've been away for the past week, but have to get back on track with my projects. This is for the challenge over at Decorate to Celebrate be sure to stop by and see what our talented DT has for your inspiration.   Everyone seems to have the Kcup machines. With Halloween around the corner I thought these Kcup holders were a cute idea for co workers, etc.  I didn't have the Duncan Donuts pumpkin Kcups at the time I made these, but that would be a good choice for these Halloween or Thanksgiving theme Kcups. Be sure to follow me so you don't miss more 3D projects coming soon. Thanks for stopping  by and leaving your comments. I love hearing from you. Have a happy crafty day.

 
 
I entered this into the following challenges:
Designs by Lisa Somerville: http://www.lisasomerville.com/