Friday, February 28, 2020

Rudolph Day Challenge

Hello crafty friends, I sure hope you are staying warm where ever you are and that the winds aren't blowing to hard. We were pretty warm for this time of year, but a cold front came in last night along with high winds. The dogs don't like the high winds. lol Me either!

Anyway, wanted to play along in the Rudolph Day challenge but needed a quick and easy card to make since I fell on Sunday, smacking my nose into the concrete paver, jamming my toe and breaking a rib. Yes, again! I tripped over a chunk of grass that had grown up between the paver's because I had my slippers on and they are to big for my feet, so I shuffle with them on to keep them on. Yes, they are going in the trash and I will get a pair that isn't so sloppy on my feet. Anyway, I was looking through Pinterest when this  dear deer card caught my eye. I thought it was so stinkin' cute and funny, so I had to CAS it. I didn't use a pom pom like the original card, but instead used homemade enamel dots. Q&CAS for sure! So I made 10 of them to go into the Christmas card stash. As you can see, there isn't much to it. lol 

I am a little behind again on commenting, but I am working on it and should be by soon if I haven't already been. Thank you for stopping by a spell and visiting with me! Your comments always brighten my day and I appreciate you all so much. 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:
Maymay Made It-Fond Noel
   Stampin' Up-Wonderland
   Homemade enamel dots
   Google eyes

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Snowman Shadow Box

Hello crafty friends, I have another project to share with you all. This was a weird Christmas for me, I wasn't ready for Christmas before we left to go to VA. I wasn't even in the mood for Christmas for some odd reason. So didn't finish up Christmas until I was back home just before New Year's Eve. So that mean's presents weren't delivered until January and February! This was the last one to get delivered, so I can share it now. I sure hope this Christmas I am on my game better!  Edited to say I realized I used all scrap pieces of vinyl so I'm off to play at the Snippet's Playground!

It is a little gift of an 8 x 8 shadow box of a cute/odd word snowman. I did like how it turned out although it drove me nuts weeding it. Not going to lie, had to start over a few times with the body of the snowman because I weeded the wrong things! lol But I persevered and got it made. Using my Cricut machine, Design Space and vinyl, this little guy came together.  My friend liked it and I'm happy.

Thanks for stopping by once again and visiting with me for a spell. I so appreciate you all! I also want to thank everyone for all their wonderful comments on my watercolor cards from yesterday! You guys sure make a person feel really good! So thank you for that! 

Crafty hugs, 

Card Recipe:

Design Space
faux snow-thing I got it at Hobby Lobby
8 x 8 shadow box from AC Moore - So going to miss them when they close!
Cloud paper from my stash, not sure how it is by
Black, Orange and Brown vinyl from Expressions Vinyl I think, or Amazon 

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Twofer Challenge

Hello crafty friends, three times posting-unheard of anymore with me, yet here I am. Wanting to play in the Twofer Challenge. I have to say this one stumped me and I went in different directions a few times before I ended up here. I have learned I am not a watercolourer! I keep trying, but get less than stellar results. I need to take a trip and have Bonnie or Loll teach me because I'm terrible at it. I know it, so I can say it. I keep trying though. These two watercolour cards are ok, not great, but ok. Ok enough that I didn't throw them out. If you haven't guessed, the prompt was "Fruit". I went with apples as you can see. Using apples as a border and stacked in a tin. This one took me out of my comfort zone for sure but most of the twofer challenges do cause I don't think well on demand. lol On my first card, I tried to make my tin container look rusty. Didn't quite achieve that, but will take it. Anyway, this is as good as it gets with me and watercolouring. 

Thanks for taking the time from your busy schedule and visiting with me a spell. I sure appreciate you all very much. If I haven't been by to comment, please know I will be by soon. 

Crafty Hugs, 

Card Recipe:
Paper Tre Ink - Vintage Picnic for my images and the "wish you well" sentiment 
Strathmore Mixed Media Paper - Thanks Loll for tipping me off on this paper
Neat & Tangled - sentiment on second card, not sure of the name of the stamp set-need to look that up! It has pretty "sectional" leaves.
Zig Real Brush Pens - Deep Red, Brown, Green Gray
Arteza Real Brush Pens - they don't have colors or numbers on them, but used a red, green, blue.
Versa Fine black ink

Monday, February 17, 2020

CAS Christmas Card Challenge

Hello my crafty friends, I'm back with another post. Shocking I know! I said yesterday that I wanted to play along with a couple of challenges, so today I'm back with my card for the CAS Christmas Card Challenge. Since these dogs keep me hopping, this is a Q&CAS (per Darnell) card. The prompt at CAS Christmas is to use the word "JOY". So here it is:

Can't get much CAS than this! lol Thanks for stopping by and visiting a spell with me once again. I know everyone is busy so it means a lot that you stop by. Plus I know I can be sporadic with my own commenting at your blogs. If I haven't been by, I will be soon! As always my supplies will be listed below in the recipe section. And that's all folks! A super short post for chatty me!

Crafty hugs, 

Card Recipe:

JOY sentiment - Big & Bold Christmas from (NBUS)
Embossing powder - Wow Metallic Gold Rich Super Fine (NBUS)
Snowflake from my stash, it might be SU but not sure - a friend let me die cut some
Gem from my stash as well and I have no clue from where
Score Buddy for dry embossing

Sunday, February 16, 2020

CAS Watercolour Card Challenge

Hello my crafty friends, I hope this Sunday finds you all well. I had a little time so wanted to make a couple cards for some challenges. So will start with the CAS Watercolour Challenge and their prompt is black and red. One can never go wrong with the color combo of black and red in my own humble opinion-not in cards or clothing. It is a classic, elegant and sexy (in a classy way) color combo to me. Well I didn't have a clue as to what I wanted to do since Valentine's Day is over. I know black and red isn't just for Valentine's but the old brain just wasn't thinking! I don't think well on demand anyway. lol But this is what I came up with. Simple and CAS, nothing special. I didn't add a sentiment because I don't know if I will use this card for a birthday card, anniversary card or a Valentine card. Hard to say what it will be used for! But when I decide I will place a banner across the flower stems with a sentiment. I used Brusho's in Rose Red, I was a little disappointed in it as I was hoping some other flecks of color would have been in it, but there wasn't. It's a beautiful red or pink shade, I just thought, like a lot of other Brusho's, it would have has other flecks of color. Oh well, I still love the results. The light pink flower was made from the paper that I used to soak up what was left of the Rose Red on my mat. I hope it is ok that there is pink on the card too. I will be back another day to enter another challenge. 

As always the full recipe of supplies will be listed down below. I thank you for taking time out of your busy day and visiting with me a spell. I am behind in commenting once again, but hope to be by your blog very soon. 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

flower die-Simon Says
rose red Brusho
Martha Steward lace punch
Bristol Mixed Media paper
black card base
cheap white card stock from who knows where