Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Being A Big Brother

It's time for another new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!  This week our sponsor is http://www.mygrafico.com/digital-stamps/cat_95.html

and our challenge theme is "Real Life Heroes.  I've used our sponsor's images "Super Hero #3" and "Spotlight" for my card:

The images are colored with Spectrum Noir markers and I've cut out the Hero and mounted him with foam dots.  The sentiment is one I read online and typed up.  The blue paper is some I've had in my stash for years and years.  It looked like the perfect match for the images and I didn't feel like it needed any more embellishments for a little boy.  I've made this for one of my little Zebra Buddies who is going to be a big brother soon.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Seeing Spots!

This week at Tuesday Throwdown our sponsor is
 https://www.etsy.com/shop/SasayakiGlitter       and our theme is a sketch

Here's my version of it, using our sponsors image "Party Chooks"

I've colored the chicks with Spectrum Noir markers and the hats with glitter Gel Pens.

Thanks for checking in and be sure to check out all the beautiful work the rest of the team has created over at Tuesday Throwdown!

I've entered this card here:

L'il Patch of Crafty Friends - # 76 anything goes

Monday, February 19, 2018

Bullseye Valentine

I finally got my last Valentine done for this year, and then failed to get it posted!  Here's my Bullseye the Horse Valentine...

and I made him a wobbler!

Inside I used the writing feature for my sentiment:

The card base is from Cricut's "French Manor" and I added a scallop frame cut from "Gypsy Wanderings", a basic heart shape from the Design Space shapes and of course, Bullseye from "Toy Story".  This really came out cute and I had a lot of fun with him, especially after I added the googly eyes! 

Thanks for stopping by!  

I've entered this card here:

Bitten By The Bug 2 - licensed characters
Creative Craft Cottage -  #104 Love is all around
Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends - #76 anything goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge - #120 valentines or mums

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Sticky Note Cover

Hi!  I'd like to share a new project with you.  I bought several of the sticky note pads at Michaels a year or two ago and they've been in my project drawer all that time!  I needed a little gift and decided it's high time to fix one of these.  
This is a different pad than I used in this particular projects, but it's the same style.  I started by trimming the cardboard backing as close to the pads as I could.
My first try I used a piece of a recycled cereal box but once I covered it and lined the inside, it was too thick and stiff.  So this time I just used two layers of cardstock and lined the inside with a patterned paper.

The lady I'm giving this to likes seashells.  I looked and looked for the right paper in my stash and finally found some that a friend had given me.  I cut a seashell from Cricut's Mermaid Party and added that to the corner.  A small strip of white velcro finished it off.  I have some tiny, real seashells that I kind of wanted to add to the flap, but decided that would be too thick and make it less handy to keep in her purse.  I'm pretty satisfied with the end result...I hope she will be, too!  I think I'll try some more of these. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

"Confetti" Birthday Card

It's Tuesday, so you know what that means...another fun challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!  This week we are sponsored by 

and our theme is "Confetti".  

I love these sweet ladies that our sponsor let me work with.  This image set is called "Birthday Friends"and I've used their pre-colored image for my card.

My background paper is an OLD piece from my scrap stash and has confetti and birthday hats on it.  I've also glued tiny little seed beads to look like they're blowing confetti out of their party horns.  You can't really see it in the pictures, but I also used a gold gel glitter pen over the candle flames to add a little shimmer.

I used my Sew Crafty Mini to sew the image onto a Cricut scalloped frame. I've welded a square onto the frame to make it a solid mat cut, then I've used some pop dots to add a little dimension.

The sentiment is also part of the image set from our sponsor.

Super cute image set!  Thank you "Sparkle & Sprinkle" for the images and for your sponsorship!

Come on over and check out the rest of the team's images and join the fun!

I've entered this card here:

Cardz TV - #33 anything goes
Crafting From The Heart - #193 anything goes

Monday, February 5, 2018

Two More Valentines

I have a couple more valentines to share today. The first one is from Cricut's Intricate Cut Quotes and inside I used the writing feature.

This one is a simple scalloped heart card base with the Valentine Bear from Teddy Bear Parade

 Again, I used the writing feature on the inside.

One more to make and I'm done!

Word Collage Valentine

This card base and envelope are from Cricut's Valentine's Day cartridge.  I added a scalloped square, also a Cricut cut with the Valentine Day from Word Collage cut in red vinyl.  

The really small words in the word collage didn't come out well for me in the vinyl, so I didn't use the whole cut.  But I still achieved the look I was going for.

I've entered this card here:

Crafting With Dragonflies - Love/Romantic
Aud Sentiments- Valentine
Country View Challenges -Anything but cute
Whoopsie Daisy - Anything goes with option of Valentine
Creatalicious challenges - Anything goes; optional love/anniversary/thinking of you
Bitten By The Bug 2 - Valentine's Anything goes