Dragonfly Dreams – April

YIKES! It has barely registered that we are already into April. Where the heck did March go???? As such, I am a bit behind with this post ! Our new challenge is up at Dragonfly Dreams and this month we are looking for your spring and/or Easter projects!

Our sponsor this month is SheepSki Designs!

For my card today, I am using the image Strawberry Season

It is a perfect image for spring….the gardens will soon be starting to grow and fresh strawberries are so yummy!

I kept my card fairly simple so that I could highlight the image. I colored first in copics and then cut it out with my circle die. I then added a bit of Wink of Stella to the flowers and the strawberries.

My paper is just some Doodlebug Designs in dots and checks….I love these for backgrounds! I punched out a little heart for my tags and then the sentiment was from my stash. To finish it off, I added a few tiny bling from my stash to give it that little sparkle!

The rest of the DT have some great projects for you to check out on the blog!

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Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone, or for you Star Wars fans, Revenge of the Fifth!  I hope you managed to get crafty over the weekend for iNSD2020.  I played along in an online crop for one of my favorite stores and local scrapping community of Scrap Shotz!  It was supposed to be our spring crop at the community centre but given the circumstances…….Lots of great challenges and we still have until the 9th to get the projects in and win some prizes!!!  I will be sharing some of those later this week.

On to our Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge for you!  Here is this week’s sketch!

A great one and easy to incorporate into your own interpretation.  I am still working on some cards for a few charities associated with my husband’s company and so I took advantage of My Favorite Things free downloads they had last month and got some health care images.  I used one and a sentiment from them to do this card up

I colored the image with my copics.  The background is some old We R Memory Keepers Antique Chic.  I paired it with just some simple gold sequins from my stash.

I really hope you will play along with us this week and don’t forget to stop by the blogand see what the rest of the DT has created for you!

Happy Crafting everyone!

 

Thanks for Being You

Welcome to my blog amidst all this isolation.  Expect to see a lot more from me.   I’ve been actually scrapping a lot during this quarantine, however, it’s mostly cards to send out to anyone that wants one!  Everyone needs a pick me up sometimes and a little happy mail can make a big difference to people.  I’ve sent out almost 100 cards in the last 3 weeks and I’m happy to do it.

I’ve had a few people ask me to send cards to their family members or friends that are nurses..so I’ve made some like this one.  Goodness knows they deserve it and they have my utmost respect and gratitude for all they do!

 

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I also made this card with the Festive Friday Challenge in mind. They have an Inspo List and you need to pick 3 items off the list for your project.

I chose the red, medical imagery and appreciation sentiment.   I really like how this turned out.  The DP is from my stash and Doodlebug, the enamel dots are PinkFresh.  The image is just from the internet and the sentiment strip is Jillybean Soup.

I challenge you to send a card to a friend or loved one this week.  With most of us under quarantine, it’s a thoughtful gesture and you never know how much it could brighten someone’s day.

Also entered into these challenges:

 

As You Like It: Animals or People

Aud Sentiments:Anything Goes + a Sentiment

 

 

Thanks

I have been making a lot of thank you cards over the last few days.  LOL

We have a new challenge at Use it Tuesday this week.   It’s all about being thankful.  Create a project that demonstrates being thankful.  Don’t forget to use parts of your stash and let us know what you use.

Here’s what I have for you today.

My DP is from Basic Grey (Eva).  The flowers & bird are from a swap I had years ago.  They were wood and I then inked them and misted them with some Smooch.  The sentiment is a rub on from Kaiser craft (stash) and the ribbon and pearls are from my stash as well.

Make sure you stop by the blog and check out the other great projects the team has for you.

BIG NEWS: WE ARE HAVING A DT CALL.  ALL THE INFORMATION IS ON THE BLOG SO CHECK IT OUT

Entered into these challenges:

Paper Pretties: Thank you

The Paper Girls: thank you

Challenges 4 Everybody: thanksgiving/thankful/thank you

Sentimental Sundays: Thankful/Thanks (must use a sentiment)

Sending Many Thanks

Hello everyone!

First off I just wanted to let you know I had a really successful craft fair over the weekend.  I made about $200 for the day which surpassed last year so I am thrilled.  I am excited to see what happens at the upcoming fair and am working on a few things to add to my table.

 

On to this week’s challenge at Lollipop Crafts.  In honor of the US Thanksgiving taking place this month, the challenge will actually run for 3 weeks.  There is no sponsor and so it is just for fun but everyone who enters has a chance to win the top 3 blog badge! Our theme is gratitude or we give thanks.  Anything that shows gratitude in some form.

Here is my card this week.  The paper is from SEI which I have had for a couple of years now.  I created a card set for my craft fair and had some left over paper which I used for this card.  The brads and ribbon are from my stash.  I found this great chipboard resist rose which I think was from Heidi Swapp (goodness knows how long I’ve had it) and all I did was ink it to match the paper.  The stamp is from Stampin’ Up’s petite pairs set and the brads from my stash.

 

I hope you like it and make sure you stop by the blog and enter this month’s challenge.

 

entered into these challenges:

Amusing Challenges: Thank you

One Stitch at a Time: giving thanks

Scrappy Frogs: Give Thanks

Sweet Stampin: Anything goes (and a DT call)

Card Making Mama’s: Thanksgiving/Thank you

 

 

 

 

Treeful Thanks

I have a card for you today that I am just loving.  It is our new challenge at DigiHaven and our theme is Fall Trees or Leaves.

It will run for two weeks, ending on November 15th.  If you visit the blog there are lots of links for free digi images to choose from.  Remember the image you choose needs to be free for the length of the challenge!

here is my card

The image I chose can be found here.  The paper is MME (I believe it is the All Spice line). Just another one of those 6×6 paper packs I seem to hoard…. I cut it out with my Spellbinders and then inked it with some Tim Holtz Distress ink (I want to say Broken China).    I kept the embellishments pretty simple using just some divine twine and a button.  The sentiment (which I cut out using a couple stampin up punches) is from Stampin Up (Kindess Matters).  I hope you like it and I hope you will stop by the blog to check out the other great projects from the DT this week and to play along.  We love seeing your creations!

Entered into these challenges:

Natalie & Amy: fave color combo (I love brown and blue together!)

Crafting for all seasons: falling leaves (I hope this qualifies…I think all the leaves already fell off and were raked up from my tree  🙂 )

Nutcrafters: Ribbon or Twine

Dutch Dare Card challenge: Thankful

Paper Crafting Journey: ribbon or twine

Sassy Design Studios: Season of Thanks

Simply Create: always anything goes

 

 

 

Thanks a Bunch

Well here it is…day 2 of my A Card a Day challenge or as it will be referred to from now on ACAD.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE how this one turned out.  I’m not posting the inspiration piece this time but I did come very close to what it is.  If you have the book, take a look.

I decided, and this was a hard one for me, to crack open my Basic Grey 6×6 pack..Eva.  I have about 10 BG packs, none of which have been opened yet and I’ve had them for ages.  I just loved the colors of this one.  The brad is AC adn the ribbon from my stash.  The sentiment is Stampin Up.  The rubon across the top is from my stash as well which I just added to a punched piece of scrap cardstock.  I don’t know what the sticker flower diecut is.  I found it in a basket and decided to build this card around that.  I hope you like it.  All the edges are inked with Memento Rich Cocoa.

I’ve entered this card into the following challenges:

One Stitch at a Time: Anything Goes

Aly’s Sunday Sketch: Anything Goes

Card Making Mamas: Anything Goes

Southern Girls Challenge: Anything Goes

Aud Sentiments: Anything Goes

Craft Your Days Away: Punch it out

CES Challenge: Anything Goes

Whoopsie Daisy: Free and Easy

Cooking it up With Katie:  Favorite Technique (scraplifting and also inking) Ribbons and Brads

IDIC: Favorite Technique (scraplifting and inking)

Creative Craft Challenge: Anything Goes

 

 

Been Busy

I’ve been working on making gift tags and gift card holders for the craft fair.  Once I have them done, I’ll post them.  They’re turning out quite well I think.  Thanks to Lisa from CdnScrapSwapChat for the idea of the gift card holders..she rocks!!

Here are some more cards that I have made for the craft fair.  I can’t believe that I have almost 500 cards made!! Holy hannah!! Now I just have to sell them!!LOL

 

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