TCCCB – Creatures Great & Small

Hello, welcome to the mid-month challenge with The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog!

Twice a month we roll out fantastic challenges for your to play along with and we work with great sponsors so you get to see art from a wide variety of talented artists.

Our challenge this fortnight is All Creatures Great and Small. I’m sure most of us crafters have some ridiculously cute creatures in our inventory of stamps…or maybe you don’t go for cute and love ferocious and fierce? That’s cool too!

The sponsor I’m working with this challenge is Wink Wink Ink, which I found for the first time a few months ago and think they have THE most adorable images! Today’s image is Luv Bugs.

So, come on and play in this great challenge! You can link up your entry over at The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog from now through the end of the month. Come and check us out!


Sketch Saturday #513

Hello Everyone! Welcome to a new sketch challenge over at Sketch Saturday. Every Saturday a new sketch is posted and you have until Friday the following week to enter for a chance to win a prize from their terrific sponsors. We hope you’ll come play with us!

Here is sketch challenge #513:

The sponsor this week is Sasayaki Glitter (one of my favs!) and the image this week is Mouse and Hedgehog.

I hope you come and play along with us! One lucky challenge entrant will win a prize from our sponsor (and then maybe you’ll own this adorable stamp too!). Head on over to the Sketch Saturday blog to link up your new creation using the sketch. Good luck!

Card Kit #10

The LAST one!!

In my craft room? Of course not.

Of 2017….YES! Now, I can start my 2018 kits…which started arriving last week.

This last kit is from Terry. I had so, SO much fun with her kit. I colored up three images and got to work creating cards. By the time I was done, I didn’t want to set this very unique paper aside! I had to color up two more images to keep playing!! Totally in love.

This beautiful cupcake shoe…love!

And, another one.

Then these super adorable heels! Love the black and white with bright shows. And, the black trim on the bottom was very fun to play with!

And this lovely dress stamp!

And finally, one more. I mean, how can you not love these colors??

Thank you Terry!! So. much. fun.

TCCCB – Step Fold or Gate Fold Card

Hello, welcome to the May 1st challenge with The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog!

Yes, I know, it’s not May 1st….I’m a little late! But, there’s still time to play along.

Our challenge this fortnight is Step Fold or Gatefold Card.

For this challenge, I’m working with Scrap N Dipity and I found this beautiful Cheery Sunflower to use. Check out my horizontal gate fold.

And, I even decorated the inside!

Come on and play in this great challenge! You can link up your entry over at The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog from now through the middle of the month. Come and check us out!

Card Kit #9

Here we go, card kits again!

This beautiful kit came from Tracie. Beautiful papers, bright embellishments. Such fun to color!

Here’s my second card with her kit.

And, one more. This card actually uses an image from Lynne’s kit, but all the paper and embellishments were from Tracie.

Thank you, Tracie, for a wonderful traditional Christmas kit!

Card Kit #8

Can you believe my last card kit post was back in February?? I was on such a roll!

But, I am back rolling away and have actually – gasp! – finished my 2017 kits and just need to get them all posted! Today, tomorrow, the next day and that will be DONE for the 2017 kits….good thing because the 2018 kits have started arriving.

Today’s kit is from Cheryl. She always sends very thoughtful kits, with plenty of embellishments! I had fun playing with the variety of images she sent.

Are these daisies or dandelions? I don’t know, but I like them!

I can’t resist Penny Black!

This card annoyed me just a little. I had a business trip a week ago and decided to try packing my already colored card kits. I was working on assembling my kits, and my lack of proper craft space made things a little crooked! It’s only slight, but I know it’s there!! I was tempted to chuck it, but I just LOVED this adorable image!!! So, I guess I’ll have to be happy with it slightly off. 😦

These adorable doodlebug pop up leaves were included in the kit. I loved the colors in this DSP too, so paired it off with the Bermuda Bay paper (which also matches that one leave) to create this fun card.

Thank you Cheryl! What a fun kit!

Challenge Your Stash – Mar/Apr

Oh my, my! I  have been so behind with my challenges in this amazing group on SplitCoast Stampers. Every month we have a new challenge theme, using existing “stuff” from your craft room.

I actually picked the March theme, which ironically was “do something for YOU” and couldn’t even find time to get to it! Story of my life!

But, the last week or so, I have been finding some coloring time and was working on catching up on that ridiculous kit inventory I have stashed away in my craft room. I found this beautiful Greeting Farm kit, which is one of my favorite stamp companies. Plus, it was paired with bright happy paper! So, I decided to use it for my Challenge Your Stash March challenge. After all, getting to these wonderful kits has long been on my crafting “wish” list.

The other great thing about this card kit is that it allowed me to pull out my new Prickley Pear Stamp set (Zipper Dies), which I’ve been dying to use…still haven’t used the actual zipper dies, but the matching stamp set is a start.

And, the April theme was April Showers, which happened to also work with one of the card kits in my box! So, here she is.

And, Claire was playing in the craft room too and just happened to be using the same theme. She often takes some of my extra images for her creations, and this was an extra from my Mystery Image swap. She is getting very good at putting little details on her card, and playing with color. Don’t you love the rain she added?

Challenges appear to be a great way to get working on these kits, so hopefully I’ll find more ways to use them.

Thanks for stopping by!