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Sunday, March 29, 2015

SNOWY WINTER WISHES


Happy Sunday!  Only a week till Easter and I'm doing a winter card...everyone LOL now.  

We have another fabulous challenge for you at 


The challenge is "What's the Weather"

Our sponsor is once again


 
Spring has just started but we had snow again this week.  I'm so tired of the snow.  I love it but enough already.  I hope that's the last we see of it.  I really want to see some warmer days.  I don't really like the hot ones but I could use some warming up a bit.

Oddball Art has so many adorable images.  The one I have chosen is called "Kitten"  Isn't she so cute trying to catch snowflakes on her tongue!  The image comes with snowflakes around it.  I am so bad at backgrounds.  I truly tried to color in the background and use the snowflakes provided on the image but it did not turn out very pretty so I did a fussy cut.  Here is the digi.

INSTANT DOWNLOAD Digi Stamp Digital Image Cute Big Eye Winter Chibi Girl Kitten & Snowflakes Image No.173 by Lizzy Love

I received a sentiment with this also but forgot until I had put a sentiment on it.  It says:  Let's jump and play catching snowflakes on our tongues all day.  Remember when it was so fun to do that as a kid?  Oh to be young again.

It's your turn now.  Hop on over to CWWC and check out all the other wonderful creations to inspire you then put on your crafting tiara and join us in the challenge.

 Card Recipe:

Image - Kitten #173 from Oddball Art
Coloring mediums - Copics, Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella, Liquid Applique
Die, embossing folder and ribbon - Darice
Snowflakes - Recollections
Papers - My Minds Eye, Bazzill, generic

Challenges entered:


Friday, March 27, 2015

ELSA SINGS FOR TASIA


This is the next card I have made for my friends little ones.  Six year old Tasia asked for an Elsa card.  She really loves the movie "Frozen" and so she asked me to make her a card with Elsa on it.  Fortunately, I have some Elsa images.  She wanted to see her in the dress when she sang "Let it Go".  I changed up a bit and made a "Let it Snow" sentiment.  Can't wait to give it to her.

When I did the fussy cut, I found her arms were too flimsy.  Here's my "Top Tip":  add another piece of card stock glued to the back of a flimsy part of your image.  It gives support and keeps it from breaking.

Card recipe:

Coloring medium - Copic, Wink of Stella, Stickles
Papers - Bazzill, Paper Co., Paper Pizazz
Ribbon - from stash
Die - Sizzix
Snowflake - Recollections
Embossing folder - Darice

Challenges entered:


Thursday, March 26, 2015

A TRUCK FOR TINO



The other day I was bringing some cards to a friend of mine and her children said they wanted cards too.  This card was made for a little two year old boy.  He said he wanted a blue card with a truck on it.  It was so cute because he couldn't say blue or truck properly yet.  Such an adorable little boy he is.  

This is the inside of the card.


Hope you like it.  His sister wanted a card too.  That will be my next post.

Card recipe:

Truck - Our Daily Bread
Coloring medium - Whisper Stroke and Copic markers, Glossy Accents
 Die - Spellbinders
Punch - Martha Stuart
Embossing folder - Darice
Papers - all from stash
Sentiment - My sister's idea

Challenges entered:


Sunday, March 15, 2015

AN "OWL" BOOKMARK


Welcome to another wonderful challenge at 


Our fortnight challenge is "Favorite Activity/Hobby"

We are sponsored by



The image I received is called "Owl".  Isn't she just adorable!  I love the wispy hair and the innocents of her face.  I had this image colored for quite some time but could not decide how to represent my favorite thing(s) to do.  

My sister just bought a stencil of birds that I thought was lovely so I wanted to make a card with bird watching.  I like to do that at her house because she has five parrots that are her children and then bird feeders to keep the birds outside fed.  It's really peaceful doing that, but I can only do that at her house.  If I were to put a bird feeder at my house my dogs would go totally nuts!  I have two Chihuahuas and they can be real yappers when another animal or bird enters our yard.  

I went and bought a stencil with birds and as I was driving home thought my absolute favorite thing to do (other than coloring and making my cards) is to read and do puzzles.  So I decided to do another tag and make a bookmark.  I can't have too many of those.  I am constantly loosing them.  I added a little puzzle piece to the tag for an embellishment because I love solving puzzles also.

Now hop on over to the CWWC blog and check out all the other creations from my DT sisters.  They are just fabulous!  Then put on your crafting tiara and join us in the challenge.

Card recipe:

Image - Owl from Ppinky Dolls
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents & Stampin' Up Ink
Die - Sizzix
Sentiment - EK Success
Puzzle piece - Crystal Stickers
Ribbon - Sierlint Dekoratonband
Papers - Stash
I'm not sure where the stamp is from as the packaging has been lost

Challenges entered:


Thanks for your visit and have a wonderful day

Sunday, March 1, 2015

COME FLY WITH ME

 Welcome all to another fabulous challenge at 


We are sponsored by


Meljen's Designs

Our challenge is to use "Gray, Pink & Kraft".

We have some family challenges going on right now as well.  My sister first challenged my cousin and me to use sequins.  My cousin is now challenging us to use a stand up die from Elizabeth Crafts.  She gave them to us a while back but I had forgotten as they were in my sister's craft room.  I just love them.  It makes an easel card so easy to do.  I now have no excuse to not make them.

Here is a side view of my card.


The image I chose is called Hot Air Balloon.  It had a little heart on it so I used the heart die from Elizabeth Crafts to go along with it.  I was not going to do a fussy cut but I am really bad at making the background.  I'm going to have to learn that some day.

I do hope you will join us in this challenge and please hop over to the CWWC blog and check out all the wonderful creations that my DT sisters have made.

Card Recipe:

Coloring medium - Copic markers & Wink of Stella
Papers used - ANW Crestwood, Graphic 45, Victoria & Albert, Websters Pages & generic
Dies - Spellbound, Elizabeth Craft & Memory Box 
Embossing folder - Darice
 Ribbon & lace - Stash
Distress Ink - Tim Holtz (on lace)

Challenges entered:


Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful Day!

Friday, February 20, 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TINO


Happy Birthday to a sweet little two year old boy.  My friend Lisa's little Tino just had his 2nd birthday.  He's an adorable boy and brother to my daughter's best friend.

Hope he had a wonderful day.

Card recipe:

Image - Triceratops from Doodle Pantry precolored
Papers - Bazzill and generic
Ribbon - Crafty Ribbons
Die & embossing folder - Darice
Sentiment - Stampin' Up

Challenges entered:

 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

A VALENTINE





Another two weeks have gone by?  Really?  It seems time is going way too fast for me.  I guess I'm just getting old.  So I would like to welcome you to another fabulous challenge at 


The challenge this fortnight is to use stitching.  Our sponsor this time is



The image I was given is called Whimsical Big Eye Girl Clara.  Isn't she just adorable!  My sister Rebecca says she speaks to her.  She just loves these images too.  Clara reminded me a bit of Goth but since I am so bad at black I went with grey and a touch of red.  

Stitches have always been a challenge for me.  I'm very bad at it.  Rebecca to the rescue.  She had just purchased a stitching die.  So of course I raided her stash and got the die.  It works so well.  I am no longer stitching challenged.

My next thing to get through was using the sequins on another project.  My sister challenged our cousin and me to use sequins on two projects.  This is my second one.  I used the sequins to make a shaker card.  This is also a first for me.  I have never made one before.  I think it turned out well.

I hope you will join us in this challenge.  Please head over to the CWWC blog and check out all the other wonderful creations made by my DT sisters.

Card Recipe:

Coloring Medium - Copic & Whisper Stroke Markers, Glossy Accents
Papers & Sequins - Gift from my sister Rebecca
Punches - Marvy (heart), EK Success (sentiment), Martha Stewart (used on inside)
Dies - Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers (new)
Pearls - Queen & Co
Stamps - Stampin' Up Tiny Tags (new)
Ink - Ink It Up
Ribbon - from stash

Challenges entered:


Sunday, February 1, 2015

KEEP ON SHINING


This is my 2nd post for today.  If your looking for the CWWC post please scroll down to my next post.

I have been asked by a friend to make as many birthday cards for her as I can and so this is #2.  Almost everything I have used comes from Simon Says in their April 2014 package.  I won it from one of their challenges.  It is just adorable.  I thought I would make some birthday cards from it.  The only other thing I have used is paper from Bazzill for the base card.

Thanks for visiting me today and have a blessed day!

Challenges entered:


HEARTFELT

Welcome to another fabulous challenge here at
 
CRAFTING WHEN WE CAN
 
Our challenge is to "use your favorite quote/saying"

  We are sponsored this fortnight by

Art by Miran


  I have a friend that has survived breast cancer.  She is a wonderful woman - strong and beautiful!  When we were asked to use a quote or saying, all I could think about was Sheila.  So I could only choose this lovely image called "Heartfelt".  Isn't she just gorgeous!  I love that she is so dignified and full of life....just like Sheila.  I hope she likes the card I made for her. 

Please join us this time around and let us know what your favorite quote or saying is....and go check out our blog with all the wonderful inspiration from the gorgeous women at CWWC.
 
  Recipe:
 
    Image - Heartfelt from Art by Miran 
Coloring Medium - Copic & Whisper Strokes Markers
Glossy Accents & Wink of Stella
Sketch - Tuesday Morning Sketches
 
 
 Paper - Paper Pizazz, Bazzill, generic
Embossing folder - Darice "Ranunculus" (one of my new Christmas ones)
Die - Cottage Cutz "Oval Doily"
Flowers from a candy win
 
 
Challenges entered:
 
Tuesday Morning Sketches #285 - Sketch
Papertake Weekly - Take your pick (product - flowers)
Loves Rubberstamps #136 - Pink and girly
Creative Inspirations #298 - Roses 
  Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #168 - Anything goes
Art by Miran #24 - Anything goes
Simon Says Work it Wednesday - Something new
Scribble and Scrap #37 - Anything goes
Card and Scrap #90 - Use flowers 

Thanks so much for visiting today and I hope your day is fabulous!
 

Saturday, January 31, 2015

A SISTER CHALLENGE


I have a new card for you today that is totally different than the cards I usually make.  My beautiful sister Rebecca (Sydney's Sentiments) has issued a challenge for me and our cousin Candy (Candy Scraps).  Rebecca had a thought to try to use something that she doesn't care for much and that is sequins.  I have never used them either.  She sent some to me and Candy and has asked us to use them in at least two different projects.  

So this is my first one.  We all need birthday cards on hand so I thought to make a birthday card.  I put my focal in the top center then scattered some sequins onto it.  The only ones staged are attached to the sentiment.  It only took a few minutes to make but took forever on the idea.  I used a card from Sarah Moerman at Simon Says Stamp as an inspiration.  Hope you all like it.

Recipe:

Paper - Simon Says, generic
Sentiment - Simon Says, Stampendous
Sequins - Got them from my sister
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
All Simon Says and the sequins are new

Challenges entered:


Sunday, January 18, 2015

A FAIRY BIRTHDAY


Happy Sunday!

Time just keeps flying by.  I can't believe it's been two weeks since my last post.  So much has been going on that I almost didn't get this done on time.

Our challenge this week at Crafting When We Can is to use a sketch


I love using sketches.  It makes decisions so much easier to have it all laid out for you.

Our sponsor is Aurora Wings


She has so many gorgeous images and it seems there is something for everyone no matter what your taste in images is.  I was given this cute little fairy to work with.  The minute I saw her I new she had to have pink hair.  I had trouble deciding on the color for her bloomers but as usual I got help from my wonderful sister Rebecca.  Check out her blog.  She is so talented. 

I hope you like the card I made and please go over to the CWWC blog and check out all the other wonderful creations by the DT.  Don't forget to leave some love.  We all like to see it. 

Hope to see you in the challenge!  Have a "Peachy Keen" day!

Recipe:

Coloring Medium - Copic markers
Papers - Bazzill, We R Memory Keepers, DCWV Packet Full of Posies, Generic
Ribbon - Sierlint Dekorationband
Embossing Folders - Darice
Sentiment made on Word
Extras - Glossy Accents

Challenges entered:


Sunday, January 4, 2015

MY FIRST TAG


HAPPY NEW YEAR

We are back from our break and ready to start the new year out.  So welcome to a brand new challenge at 


Our challenge is to make "Anything but a card" and we are sponsored by 



I've received this beautiful image called "Winter 10".  I thought she was just adorable and so cute in that parka.   

I couldn't decide if she should be pink or blue but I settled on pink.  I used Dazzling Diamonds mixed into the Liquid Applique for sparkle but unfortunately the picture just never seems to grab it. 

This is the first tag I have ever made.  I saw Tim Holtz at a craft show and he made so many gorgeous tags just goofing off with different techniques that I thought I might try some things.  This is the fourth tag for this project.  I didn't care for the first three at all but I didn't save them like Tim does (they just were not worth the space in my craft room). 

I hope you will join us in this challenge and please go to the CWWC blog and check out all the beautiful creations made by my DT sisters.  Don't forget to leave them some love.

 Recipe

Coloring mediums - Copic, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Embossing folder - Darice
Bling - Jolee's & Michael's
Misc. - Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella, Liquid Applique, Stampin' Up Dazzling Diamonds
Ribbon, lace, flowers from candy wins

Challenges entered

 

 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

DT CALL

 
  Crafting When We Can Challenges are looking for around 3 new DT members!  
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, themes.  The majority of the time you will receive an image from the challenge sponsor, and are required to use this. 
  • You are required to upload your creation onto the DT blog by the Friday before the challenge goes live on the Sunday. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
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 18th January 2015 to apply.  
Successful applicants will hopefully be starting on 1st February challenge.

Good Luck!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

WHAT! ANOTHER CHRISTMAS CARD

 
 Today I was doing a blog hop at Really Reasonable Ribbon and I saw so many wonderful creations.  Dana did a card that I thought was just darling and I wanted to do something similar. Here is her card
 It's simple but so very expressive.  Thanks so much Dana for sharing your talent to inspire others.
 
 Recipe
 
Inspiration from Dana at Got Joy Creations
  Paper - The Paper Co., Core'dinations, generic
Ribbons/Twine - Offray, Darice, Hemptique and some scraps I'm not sure of
Embellishments - Reflections & Jolee's Boutique
Embossing folder - Darice Snowflake Swirl
Sentiment - Desert Diva
 
  Challenges entered
Craft Hoarders #21 - Celebrate the season
Crafty Cardmakers #129 - Christmas
Fab 'n' Funky #241 - Christmas
Simon Says Wednesday - Bling it on
Digi Design - Christmas
Crafting by Designs December - All things Christmas
Simon Says Work it Wednesday - Holidays
Stamp and Create December - Christmas
Stampendous December - Holiday happiness
 
Thanks so much for visiting today and have a blessed day!
 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

GOOD NEWS AND WISE MEN


 First the good news.  I was selected to be a guest designer at


 I've done a guest spot before but only on the sites my sister is a DT for.  That had some nepotism involved so I'm glad I was actually picked this time. 

Our challenge is to use something from your home to inspire you.  Well I was having some stressful couple of weeks and not feeling very inspired.  Then the young women at our church put up the Christmas tree.  I saw it the next week.  It was covered in some beautiful decorations but also it is a giving tree.  There are things hung up around it that you can pick and get a gift for a family in need or maybe do a service for one.  There are all kinds of things to pick from.  Each one helps a family in need.


 This made me think of the gifts that were brought to Jesus by the three wise men.  I have had this stamp for years and never used it.  I wanted it to be simple with no embellishing so that the image was the only focus.

I hope you enjoy this card and remember Jesus and all the good He did.  Use His example to guide you in all you do.

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Recipe

Image - Stampendous
Paper - Bazzill,  My Mind's Eye, generic
Sentiment - Create with TLC
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black

Challenges entered: