Category Archives: Challenges

Wicked Washi with Prickley Pear

Hey Everyone! It is not my usual Prickley Pear day, true. But, we have recently introduced some new theme posts on Tuesday over at the Prickley Pear blog and since I have something created for that theme, I thought I’d stick it here on my blog too.

Tracie came up with this weeks’ cool theme, to use washi tape in your creation. I decided to call it Wicked Washi. Now, I actually do not have much washi tape in my craft room. But, since I’m a curious sort and always down for a good theme, I decided to give it a go.

Oh. My. Someone needs to tell me where there is a washi sale RIGHT NOW!! I need it ALL!!

If you are looking for a quick and easy option, washi is for you I was surprised at how quickly this card came together (plus two other bases that I haven’t finished with yet). It’s fun, colorful…what’s not to love?

Here, I’ve used the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Butterfly die. These are great dies! It’s a solid die, so it doesn’t bend or warp. It’s the perfect size for a card and it easily cut through the two rows of cardstock – even those finicky corners!

The sentiment comes from Scalloped Circle & Ovals 4 – Floral, which is quickly becoming my new favorite stamp set. I needed a little decoration and the options in this set weren’t quite right for the space I had, so I found that adorable flower in the Hot Air Balloon stamp set.

Check out these fabulous sets and much more in the Prickley Pear store. And, don’t forget to follow us over at the Facebook page for more great inspiration!

Dueling Darlings – May

I adore the 15th of the month. It’s so exciting! That’s because it’s the day I get to see what my fellow Divas did with their kit…and I get to find out what those cheeky Dazzlers worked with. Yes, I called them cheeky! Why?? No clue. Seemed like something I’d call a duel opponent (say it with a slight Antonio Banderas Zorro accent and you’ll see what I mean).

But back to the point. Today is post day. This month, my card kit came from Judy. Judy sent a great floral theme kit, based on the theme “April Showers Bring May Flowers”.

I used the Sarah Kay image and colored her up with pencils. This is unusual for me, but I’m quite happy with how it turned out. I was going to use one of the sentiments, but it wouldn’t quite fit (too big, too long, etc), so I bypassed it this time. Guess I could have thought out the layout better, but I like how this turned out! I believe all these papers came from the Crate Paper, Maggie Homes “Bloom” paper pad.

Sketch credit to very old Mojo Sketch (possibly).

Now, I’m off to visit my friends cards. See you in June!

TCCCB – Birthdays!

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 Birthdays. How many birthday cards do you send in a year? Well, get a start on your stash and play with our challenge!!

We do have three sponsors this May 15th challenge, but the one that I get to play with is Mari Digis. Masculine image options are often a challenge, so I was excited to find this Dr. Spock in the gallery. So happy with how this one turned out!!

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 #463

Welcome back with another challenge at Sketch Saturday!

Today’s sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps, one of my favorite digi artists and a fellow Canadian! There is a fantastic variety of quality digital images on this site, so go on and check them out.

So, here is our sketch for the week:

I decided to work with Kidz – Ice Cream. I thought this would make a great birthday card image and since I have a little girl, that’s exactly what I did with it. Her next birthday isn’t for quite awhile, but we’ve got pretty much a million birthday parties to attend now that she’s in school, so this will get used up quickly, I’m sure.

As you can see, I twisted the sketch a bit (I’m a rebel that way). I meant to turn it for this image, but placed my “bits” in the same corners – so, I guess you can say that I stretched the sketch instead. I think you can still tell that I used the sketch, so we’ll call that okay.

Like me, feel free to rotate the sketch for your creation. Just as long as we can tell you were inspired by our Sketch! Get your fabulous creation linked up prior to the deadline on Friday (check the challenge page for the time in your zone) and be entered for a chance to win a prize from Bugaboo Stamps.

I’ll see you in two weeks with another Sketch Saturday challenge. Don’t forget, they play every week.

TCCCB – Feminine

Hello, welcome to the May 1st 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 Feminine. A perfect excuse to get your cards done for Mother’s Day.

The sponsor I’m working with this challenge is Eureka Stamps and I found this pretty Tulip and Pansie Frame for my creation this challenge. I love this colorful paper I got at Christmas and the lace was the perfect feminine embellishment for this card.

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!

Craft Your Stash! April

Hey everyone! I am officially two days late with my Crafty Your Stash post. My card was actually completed, but I didn’t have time to get a photo done and then things just got…busy!! But, I’m here now, so let’s get at it.

Kelly chose our challenge this month and she chose superheros as our theme. Whether an image, paper, the word, etc…just make it super!!

This Super Moose stamp from Riley and Company has long been a favorite of mine and I recently splurged and bought it…just in time!!! It was the perfect choice for this card.

I’ve paired it with a Riley and Company sentiment, which pretty much reflects how I feel some days.

Alright, happy to have this card posted before the end of April and in a few days, I”ll know the May challenge too! See you next month.

Sketch Saturday #461

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!

Today we are posting sketch number #461. But, the challenge is to use any previous sketch from #215 to #460.  The archives can be found on the blog on this page. There are so many great sketches to choose!

I decided to work with sketch #248. Our sponsor this week is Lemon Shortbread, who has pretty much the most adorable stamps ever. I might be saying that because I found this Rainy Days Girl with Umbrella in the inventory and umbrellas tend to make my heart sing…as does this adorable card!

Thanks for stopping by. 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!