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Sunday, February 7, 2016

BLESSED


Hello everyone!  We have a new challenge for you at 

CRAFTING WHEN WE CAN

The challenge is to "Add Hearts" and sponsored by 

Sami Stamps


I had been struggling on how to create this card and then one night this layered white on white card came into my head.  Usually when I get an inspiration for a card I have to make it right then and there or I forget.  I told my sister that and she said that's why you write it down...duh!  I had to laugh but she was right.  Since it was so late at night and I had to get some sleep I wrote it down.  Low and behold I forgot all about it the next day.  Then I got to my desk to turn on my computer and saw my drawing.  OK Beck you were totally RIGHT!  So hard to say that.  Hope you're having a chuckle about this since I didn't tell you when we talked.

Anyway, so I made the card and originally had some flowers on the drawing but I didn't have the color I wanted in the size I wanted.  Isn't that always the problem...you never have enough crafting stock and need to buy more.  So I changed my plan and used some pearls and the butterfly.  I just love butterflies.

I hope you have enjoyed my little story and my card.  Now pop over to CWWC and check out all the other lovely creations.  

Here is a side-note too...I am a nanny for a couple of girls that made some lovely cards.  They are Annie and Nina.  They wanted to enter challenges like I do and hope to win some stuff.  If you can please drop down and leave them some comments.  They would really love it.

Hope you have a fantastic day!

Card Recipe

Image - Rosegirl from Sami Stamps
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique
Papers - Core 'dinations, Ken Oliver, Tim Holtz
Pearls - Want 2 Scrap
Hearts - From my stock...they were from my sister
Embossing folder - Spellbinders
Dies used:
Butterfly - Elizabeth Crafts
Blessed - Paper Smooches
Shapes - Darice

Challenges Entered

Addicted to Stamps #119 - Anything goes
Marker POP #87 - Anything goes
Inky Chicks #62 - Love (letters) and/or hearts
Scrapy Land #35 - Anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday - Have a heart
Word Art Wednesday #219 - Always anything goes
Mod Squad - Hearts and flowers
Stamping Sensations February - Anything goes
Sweet Stamps February - Anything goes
Work it Wednesday February - Use something new (Image)

Saturday, February 6, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRAYLAN

Hi all!  Hope you are all having a fabulous day.  I just got to go out with friends for a nice meal.  We had a great time.

One of the things we do at our church is called Visiting Teaching.  The women get assigned other women to visit at least once a month and make sure all is well then give them a spiritual lesson.  I have been blessed to become very good friends with the ladies that I teach.  

I usually make these women a card for their birthdays.  I made a card for one of the ladies and her son told me he wanted one too.  I set a reminder for when his birthday was coming and this is the card I made for him.  I hope he enjoys it.

Card Recipe

Image - Cool Kid by KennyK
Coloring mediums - Copic markers & Glastique
Sketch - Die Cuttin Divas
Papers - World Win, generic & some scrap ones
Die - Sizzix
Brads - Queen & Co
Sentiment - Desert Diva
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Embossing folder - We R Memory Keepers

Challenges Entered

Die Cuttin Divas #251 - Sketch
Addicted to Stamps #119 - Anything goes
Marker POP #87 - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #219 - Always anything goes
NordSalten Hobby Club #136 - Hooray for you! (birthday)
Card Mania #77 - Add some red
DL Art February - Anything goes
Scrappy Land #35 - Anything goes

Hope you all have a blessed day!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY



Hi, my name is Annie and I am 11 years old.   I made this Valentine's Day card with my nanny, Robin, I hope you enjoy this card as much as I do ! :) !

Card Recipe

Image - Hearts-n-Roses by Beary Wishes
Coloring mediums - Prismacolor markers, Stichles
Die - Spellbinders
Flowers - Stash
Papers - Bazzill and generic
Shaker hearts - Princess Glitter Tubes

Challenges Entered:

Addicted to Stamps #119 - AG with a stamp
The Ribbon Girl - Love
Fairy Tale #136 - St. Valentine's Day
Inky Chicks #62 - Love and/or hearts
Double D - Pretty pink hearts
Mod Squad - Hearts and flowers
Simon Says Wednesday - Have a Heart
Word Art Wednesday #219 - Always anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. #348 - Love/Valentine's/Anniversary
Hanna and Friends #240 - Die cuts
Sweet Stampin' - Valentine
Dies R Us #42 - Love

A VALENTINE CARD


Hi my name is Nina and I am 9 years old.  My nanny Robin helped me make this card.  I had a lot of fun.  I hope you like it.  It's for my mom and dad.  I liked the little hearts in the shaker and the Stickles we used.  I would love to hear a comment from you and Robin said I could even enter some challenges.  Thanks for viewing my card.

Nina
Card Recipe

Image - Flowerheat from Opal Manor
Coloring mediums - Prismacolor markers, Stickles
Ribbon - Martha Stewart
Die - Stampin' Up
Papers - Bazzill and generic
Shaker hearts - Princess Glitter Tubes
Red hearts - Recollections

Challenges Entered:

Addicted to Stamps #119 - Anything goes with a stamp
The Ribbon Girl - Love
Fairy Tale #136 - St. Valentine's Day
Inky Chicks #62 - Love and/or hearts
Double D - Pretty pink hearts
Mod Squad - Hearts and flowers
Simon Says Wednesday - Have a heart
Word Art Wednesday #219 - Always anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. #348 - Love/Valentines/Anniversary
Hanna and Friends #240 - Die cuts
Sweet Stampin' - Valentine
Dies R Us #42 - Love

Monday, February 1, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JACINTAZEA


Hi all!  I have a new card to share with you that was requested by a little 7 year old girl.  One of my best friends daughters.  She asked for three things to be in her card.  First, it must be a pop up.  Second, it had to be blue.  Third, it had to have a butterfly pop up when you opened it.  I think I hit all major requirements.


When I cut the inside, I was off a bit and the butterfly is off to the side.  I don't think she will care though.  She is such a sweet little girl.  She even has her birthday cards from me saved.  After she carries them around for a week, she puts them in her special box.  It's just adorable! And so is she don't you think.



I hope you enjoyed the card and come back to see me again soon.  Her little brother requested a card too so I will be back soon with that one.  Have a fabulous day!

Card Recipe
Images - Flutterby from Art by Miran and Rose Butterfly from Sandi Samples
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique, Stickles by Ranger & white gel pen
Papers - World Win & Bazzill
Ribbon - Sierlint Dekorationband
Embossing folder - Darice
Die - Stampin' Up
Sentiments - Stampendous
Punch - EK Success
Pearls - Michael's
Flowers - Petaloo
Butterfly stickers - Nicole Crafts

Challenges Entered

Addicted to Stamps #119 - Anything goes
Marker Pop #87 - Anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #218 - Always anything goes
Aud Sentiments #147 - Anything goes
Crafty Ribbons #142 - Anything goes
Hannah and Friends #240 - Die cuts
NordSalten #132 - Hooray for you
Stempelsonne #159 - Anything goes
Work it Wednesday February - Something new (used some new Copic markers)
Stamping Sensations January - Use a die

HEARTS A PLENTY


Here we are with another fabulous challenge at

LOVE TO SCRAP

The challenge is "Have A Heart"

We are sponsored by

Prize: 3 single digital images

Prize: $25 gift certificate

Prize: 3 images

I received this image from Lemon Shortbread.  She is called "Heart of Roses".  When I saw the image I knew I had to do a shaker card.  I had the perfect little hearts to go inside it too.  I have had these so long I don't even know where I got them.  

After I colored her and fussy cut the image, I decided the card needed to be CAS.  I have never left this much white space on a card before and it is only one layer.  I took the picture on a red background and it kind of looks like the card is red but it's entirely a white card.

I am a nanny for some kids on a job I took recently.  There are five kids but only three young ones.  The two younger girls are 11 and 9.  They like crafts too so I showed them the card and they just begged me to make a card with them too.  Since I'm only there for about three hours a day it has taken quite a while for them to finish their cards.  They are just about done.  I was hoping to add their cards to this post but we have one more day of crafting to finish them.  I will put their cards up when they are done.

I hope you will join us in the challenge this fortnight and don't forget to stop by the DT and give them some love. 

Card Recipe

Image - Heart of Roses from Lemon Shortbread
Coloring mediums - Copic, Whisper Strokes & Stampin' Up markers, Glastique 
and Stickles by Ranger
Paper - Core 'dinations
Pearls - Queen & Co
Ribbon - Martha Stewart
Flowers - Petaloo
Punch - EK Sucess
Shaker hearts - Princess Glitter Tubes
Sentiment - done on Word

Challenges Entered

Tuesday Throwdown #278 - Anything goes
Addicted to Stamps and More #178 - Holiday 
Marker POP #87 - Anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #218 - Always anything goes
Aud Sentiments #147 - Anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. #348 - Love/Valentines/Anniversary
Crafty Ribbons #142 - Fabulous flowers
Addicted to Stamps #119 - Anything goes
The Ribbon Girl - Love

Sunday, January 24, 2016

ANOTHER BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION


Hi all!  I hope your year is going well.  We have a new challenge over at 

CRAFTING WHEN WE CAN

  Our challenge is "Celebrating Any Occasion".  I decided I would do another birthday card.  I can't seem to have enough of these.  

Our sponsor for this challenge is 

Art by Miran

She has so many beautiful images.  This one is called "Valentina".  I thought she looked very elegant and just had to have her.  I am going to have to work on doing pleats though.  I just couldn't get it right so I opted for this way to color her.

This paper is from Ken Oliver.  I got to meet him last May and just love his products.  My sister jokes that he is my secret boyfriend.  Hers is Tim Holtz.  Since she made that comment on her last post I just had to make my card with his papers.  I do love them and his Color Burst.  I have so much fun playing with them and designing my own backgrounds.

Please join us in this challenge and pop over to the CWWC challenge blog and check out all the other fabulous creations made to inspire you.

Card Recipe

Image - Valentina from Art by Miran
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique, Stickles by Ranger, White gel pen
Dies - Sizzix, Cottage Cutz, Frantic Stamper
Papers - Ken Oliver, Tim Holtz Metallic, World Win, Generic
Corner - Tim Holtz
Butterfly - Inky Impressions
Pearls - Queen & Co
Embossing folder - We R Memory Keepers

Challenges Entered

Incy Wincy - Tic Tac Toe (embossing, sentiment, pearls)
Deep Ocean #120 - Something new (embossing folder)
Our Daily Bread - Something new, something old (embossing folder, butterfly)
Word Art Wednesday #218 - Always anything goes
Hanna and Friends #240 - Die cuts
Crafty Calendar January - Something new (embossing folder)
Stamping Sensations January - Use a die
Sweet Stamps January - Anything goes

Monday, January 18, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELIZABETH



Welcome to another wonderful challenge at 
 
LOVE TO SCRAP
 
We have everyone's favorite theme "Anything Goes" and our sponsors are
 
Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet
Prize: $10 gift certificate


Limited Runs Stamps
Prize: 3 images of choice


Prize: Image of choice up to $15 value
 
The image I picked out comes from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  I picked Daisies and it comes with some wonderful sentiments as well.  I chose not to use one of them only because I picked this for my niece.  She, along with her husband and baby daughter, moved to Ohio this year near my sister and I.  It's really nice having her here and I so love having a baby around again.  Aren't they just such a cute family!

 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELIZABETH GRACE!
 
Pop on over to the LTSCB and check out all the amazing creations made to inspire you.  I do hope you will join us in the challenge this fortnight too.
 
Card Recipe
 
Image - Daisies from Sparkle N Sprinkle
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique, Stickles
Papers - Bazzill, Core 'dinations, generic
Embossing folder - Memory Keepers (Christmas gift from my wonderful sister Rebecca)
Pearls - Want 2 Scrap
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Sentiment - Create with TLC
Dragonflies - Sweet Stamps
Enamel powders - Shamrock Dreams, Girls Night Out, Black from Sweet Stamps
 
Challenges Entered
 
Fairy Tale #134 - Everything goes
Our Daily Bread #269 - Something new (embossing folder), something old (pearls)
Addicted to Stamps #176 - Anything goes
Creative Inspiration #342 - Floral 
 Word Art Wednesday #217 - Always anything goes
In The Pink #85 - Anything goes
Time Out #47 - Birthday
Sweet Stampin' - Things with wings
Stempelsonne #158 - Always anything goes
Crafty Calender January - Something new
  Sweet Stamps January - Anything goes
 

Sunday, January 10, 2016

SHOWING OFF SOME NEW STUFF


Another year has come and gone.  We are starting a new challenge over here at 


With a new year we thought we should use something new.  I know we all got some crafty goodies for Christmas so let's see them.  Our sponsor for this challenge is Oddball Art.


This cute little girl is called "Peanut".  I just love the panda hoodie she is wearing.  I thought it was adorable.  I'm showing off some new paper and heart drops from October Afternoon.  They came in a candy win.  The new ombre ribbon I got from a recent challenge win where I received a whole bunch of ribbon from Crafty Ribbons.  

A few years ago I lost my mom.  January 9 is her birthday and she would have been 75 years old.  I want to wish her a happy birthday and let her know I am thinking of her.  You never quite get passed the loss of your mom.  I think of her always but know that she is so much happier now.  She was paralyzed for almost 30 years.  I hope she is dancing today.



My sister and I made this collage for her memorial service.  I miss her very much.

I do hope you will join in the challenge this fortnight and check out all the other wonderful creations made to inspire you at CWWC

Card Recipe

Image - Peanut by Oddball Art
Coloring medium - Copic markers, White gel pen
Papers - October Afternoon, Bazzill, generic
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Heart drops - October Afternoon
Sentiment - Create by TLC
Embossing folder - Darice
Dies - Darice, Spellbinders

Challenges Entered


Monday, January 4, 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR


Welcome to the first challenge of the year with 

LOVE TO SCRAP CHALLENGE BLOG

With a new year here at last it seems only fitting to have the challenge be "New Beginnings".  Most people make resolutions to start something new...I know I have.  No matter what you have decided to start anew (new year, new baby, new home) you can create something to remind you.  I have resolved to have a happy year and so I decided that my mystic should give me that as my future.  That's why I chose to get "Mystic Mabel" as my image for this challenge.  I think she fits it so well.

Here are the wonderful sponsors we have for this challenge

Julia Spiri Digital Stamps
Prize: 2 images of choice


Bugaboo Digi Stamps
Prize: 7 images of choice


Prize: 2 images of choice

Please stop over at LTSCB and check out all the wonderful creations the DT have made to inspire you.  Hope your year is absolutely amazing!

Card Recipe

Image - Mystic Mabel from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps
Coloring mediums - Copic Markers, Glastique, American Crafts Metallic Marker gold, Gelly Roll Glitter Pen
Papers - Bazzill, Ken Oliver and generic
Embossing folder - Darice
Die - Sizzix 
Stars - Darice colored with Copic markers
Sentiment - done on Word
Tulle is spare from my niece's wedding

Challenges Entered

Deep Ocean #119 - Anything goes
Mod Squad - One die cut
Word Art Wednesday #216 - Always anything goes
Allsorts #344 - What's new
Sweet Stampin' - Something new
Simon Says Monday - Something new
Crafty Calender January - Something new
Stamping Sensations January - Use a die
Sweet Stamps January - Anything goes

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

DT CALL

CRAFTING WHEN WE CAN
is having a DT call.  Here is the info.  If you would like to join us please follow the instructions below.  Hope to see you in the line up.  

DT CALL!

   
A new year and we're looking for some new people to join our team!

So if you are interested in being part of our DT please read this post through to check what is required, what benefits you receive and how to apply!
Requirements:
  • Make a creation every fortnight in line with our challenge calendar and themes.  The majority of the time you will receive an image from the challenge sponsor, and are required to use these. 
  • You are required to upload your creation onto the DT facebook page by the Friday before the challenge goes live on the Sunday. Therefore you will need to have a facebook account.  
  • On your blog or website you are required to do a post about each CWWC Challenge.  A minimum in the post will include a good, clear photograph of your DT creation, details of the challenge for that fortnight, and name and website link of our challenge sponsor. The post must go live on the challenge Sunday, it can be set for whatever time is best for your time zone. 
  • Comment on participant's entries for every challenge.  You will be assigned two numbers, and will have to comment on all entries ending in those two numbers.  You may be required to comment on additional entries when DT members are on holiday, etc.  
  • The Winner and Top 3 for each challenge is chosen by the CWWC Design Team, this is on a rota basis.  When it is your turn to choose a Winner and Top 3, you need to choose only those who abide by our challenge rules.  Then do a post on the DT blog with your choices. 
Benefits:
  • You will gain DT experience with a fun and friendly team! We don't like hassle here, so everything is nice and easy. 
  • The majority of our sponsors are generous and offer free images for the Design Team to work with.  Any image you receive as part of you term on the Design Team is yours to keep, as long as you abide by the CWWC terms and conditions and the sponsor's angel policy. 
How to apply? 
E-mail Ang at craftingwhenwecan(at)hotmail(dot)com with the following:
  • A little bit about yourself.  Please include a bit about your crafting style.  
  • A link to your blog (or wherever you post your creations). 
  • You are welcome to send photos of your creations, please no more than 3. 
You have until 31st January 2016 to apply.  
Successful applicants will be notified shortly after this date. 

Good Luck!

Hugs, Ang x

Monday, December 21, 2015

A SNOW FAMILY


Welcome to another fabulous challenge at LOVE TO SCRAP!
Our challenge is an all time favorite "Anything Goes"

Our three sponsors are


Prize: $10 gift certificate


Prize: 3 images of choice to winner


Prize: $12 gift certificate (equal to 3 images of choice) 


This image was so easy to pick out.  I just thought it was so adorable!  I love the sentiment that comes with it too.  It's something that I truly believe in.  Families are forever.  My family means everything to me.  I have two beautiful daughters that have grown into beautiful women.  I don't see them as much as I would like to though.  My baby is in college far away and my oldest went to college in North Carolina and decided she loved it there and stayed.

I get to spend Christmas with most of my family but my oldest can't make it this year.  She will be sorely missed.  

I hope you all have a most wonderful Christmas!  Thanks for visiting and don't forget to check out the rest of the DT at LTSCB.

Card Recipe:

Image & Sentiment - Snow Family by Stitchy Bear
Coloring mediums - Copic, Glastique, Liquid Applique, 
Stampin' Up Diamond Glitter
Paper - Core 'dinations, generic
Embossing Folder - Darice
Die - Darice
Pearls - Queen & Co.
Flower - Petaloo

Challenges Entered:

Marker Pop #84 - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #214 - Always anything goes
Winter Wonderland - Christmas bingo (snowman, flowers, pearls)
Digi Design - Christmas
Sweet Stampin' - Merry Christmas
Card Mania #75 - Christmas
Emerald Faeries December #74 - Merry Christmas
Work it Wednesday December - Holiday Card
Through the Purple Haze December - Christmas
Whimsy Stamps December #89 - Winter
Crafty Cardmakers #154 - Snow

Monday, December 7, 2015

THE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS


Welcome to another wonderful challenge here at 
Our challenge is

IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS!
Create a Christmas project

We have 3 SPONSORS


Prize: 3 images to winner


Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge.
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is
owned by Robyn Weinrib. 
Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award 3 digital stamps of the winner’s choice to the winner of this challenge.

Prize: $10 Gift Certificate to winner
If it fits, enter your project in their challenge: http://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/


Prize: 1 image to winner

Doesn't that sound fabulous!  I was blessed with "Christmas Scene" from Robyn's Fetish.  I just love the story of Jesus' birth.  I get filled with such joy at this time of year with everyone getting into the spirit of Christmas.  It's definitely the best time of the year.

I hope you are inspired to join us in the challenge at LTSCB and check out all the fabulous creations from the DT. 

Thanks for visiting my blog and have a very Merry Christmas!

Card Recipe

Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique, Stickles
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Papers - Core 'dinations, generic
Distress Ink - Antique Linen by Ranger
Metal Brads - Stash
Sentiment - Did it on Word

Challenges Entered