What Was I thinking??

Oh do we have a wickedly fun challenge for you today at Use It Tuesday.  It’s a little thing we call What Was I Thinking??? There are so many ways to interpret this challenge….was it some designer paper that looking back looks so ugly you can’t believe you paid money for it, is it an embellishment that you have no idea how to use, or maybe it was a wacky hairstyle or clothing from when you were a teenager…anyway you look at it, we want to know about it.

For me, it’s all about the flocking!  I had bought a bunch of this in different colors and yet when I used it, it looked really clunky and ugly and didn’t seem quite right.  Then after a little research on You Tube, I realized that I was doing it totally wrong.  Not even close!  Now, I see how fun it is!

I created this card to mail out for a group that I belong to.  We do cards for obscure holidays and mine is Yellow Pig Day 🙂  There are not a lot of embellishments because it has to be mailed out.

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The DP is just some little pieces I had left over.  A tad of ribbon and a little border punch.  I hope you like it and I hope you stop by the blog to see the other great projects and to enter this week’s challenge.

***REMEMBER: All of our challenges call for you to use your hoarded supplies! A challenge requirement is to tell us in your post what you used!***

Happy Crafting!

Busy Little Camper

So I joined a new site which I am just loving.. http://www.swapbot.com This is a great site for doing different kinds of swaps and not just cards..there’s everything on there. So I’ve joined in on a few card ones so I’ve made some Easter/spring cards to show you..but first…some challenge blog updates

Lollipop Crafts is featuring our sponsor Just Some Lines who’s offering a $15 Gift Card for this week’s anything but a square/rectangle challenge which is hosted by moi. You can get all the deets here...

Sarah Hurley has a new challenge this week and WOW! are the DT inspiration pieces ever gorgeous..the theme this week is MUM’s the word…so projects for your mom (It’s the UK mother’s day this weekend). You can find the details here

AiFactory has a new challenge this week…it’s Bright as Day so all your fun bright colored projects can be entered this week.  Check it out here


Now on to my cards…

the theme for the swap was to create a card with yellow as the primary color.  I love how this turned out..using inspiration from one of my magazines this month.  The DP is Basic Grey’s Nook and Pantry Lemon Meringue Pie…The Hello Kitty die was a Christmas present from a swap that I did and the stamp is from my stash.  The buttons are as well.  I did ink around the edges using some marigold ink but you can’t see it in the picture.  The ribbon is from my stash.

Entered Into These Challenges:

Crafts and Me: Yellow

Woodware USA: Clean and Simple

Creative Card Crew: for a child

CES Challenges: Die Cuts

Totally Papercrafts: Cute and Cuddly

Sentimental Sundays: Cute & Cuddly with a sentiment

Pile it On: Cutie Patootie

Gingerloft: Die cuts or punches

Stamping Vacation: Animals with Arms

Just a simple Easter card using some scraps and an image that was sent to me from the Image and Card swap group.  I added some chalking and also some flocking for the eggs on this one. Colored with the copics and some ribbon & bling from my stash

Entered into these Challenges:

Phindy’s Place: All about Animals

Crafty Creations: Bunnies

Let’s Create: Easter

Creative Craft World: Easter

Spoon Full of Sugar: Easter

Sweet Stamps: Easter

The Paper Variety: Create your own 1,2.3 (1 image, 2 DP, 3 embellies (bling, ribbon, flocking)

Mami Doodles: Spring

Polkadoodles: Spring

Tellen’s Place: Texture


Flutterby, Butterfly

Oh wow! I am so sorry, I forgot to post my challenge yesterday for Lollipop Crafts and we have such a good one!  Robyn’s Fetish is graciously sponsoring this week’s butterfly challenge!  I’m sure you’ve seen her images all over blog land and she has such cute ones too!  We would love to see butterflies on your project!  It can be the main focus or a cute embellishment as in the case of my card!  Make sure you stop by the challenge blog for all the details and to win some great images from Robyn!

Here’s my DT card this week:

I colored my image using copics of course.  Cut out with my shaped nestiblity.  I added some flocking for the grass and a few brads for some added dimension.  The butterflies are just ones that I picked up at the dollar store ages ago and not used yet.  The paper was sent to me as part of a paper swap on http://www.swap-bot.com (if you like to do swaps, check it out!)  I hope you enjoy it and make sure you stop by the Lollipop challenge blog for all the deets on this week’s challenge and also to see all the great creations by the DT this week! FABULOUS!

Shaping up at the Crazy Challenge

It’s a new challenge over at CCH and this week it’s all about the shaped cards!  We would like to see some fun and unique shapes, anything that isn’t your typical square/rectangle traditional.  Our sponsor this week is the Digi Doodle Shop and they have some fabulous images, some of which we got to play with.  Here’s my card for this week

The shape was cut out using one of my cricut cartridges ( A Child’s Year I believe, very versatile).  I punched the butterflies using one of my cuttlebug dies and added a few bits of bling to liven them up.  The image was colored with my copics and the DP was just from my stash.  I have been introduced to flocking! I picked some up on sale at my LSS and love it, so the bunny’s ears and her eggs are flock! Way cool!  I hope you like it and be sure to stop by the challenge blog and enter this week’s challenge!

Entered into the following challenges:

The Crafty Pad: use a digi

I Did It Creations: Welcome Spring

Aly’s Sunday Challenge: Happy Spring

Creative Inspirations Paint: Easter

A Gem of a Challenge: Anything but a square

Card Makin’ Mamas: Animals

Papertake Weekly: Three of something (I have three little rosebuds)

Mami Doodles: Celebrate Spring