Friday, January 29, 2016

ADFD Challenge # 140: Photo Inspiration - All My Love

Hello there!  Happy Friday!  It's getting closer to Valentine's Day.  So this challenge over on the ADFD blog is perfect.  Just use the following photo to inspire you :-)
 
And this is what I came up with :-)

 
Recipe:
ADFD image - Mailing Love
watercolor pencils
water blending pen
Heidi Swapp - Serendipity Stack - heart book paper
white lace
white heart button - Oriental Trading Co
Red Love ribbon
Sew Easy floss - hot tamale, bubble gum
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at ADFD.
 
Cindy---
 

CC#309: Kids

Hello there!  It's time for another great challenge over on the Crafty Catz blog.  Our theme is Kids.  And our wonderful sponsor is Crafty Sentiments. 


Recipe:
Crafty Sentiments digi - Harriet
watercolor pencils
Glossy Accents -lollypop
DCWV - Summer Dreams matstack - all patterned papers
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - Circle @ 4", heart @ 1 1/4"
Kraft button
red jute twine
Heidi Swapp - sentiment stamps

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at Crafty Catz this week.

Cindy---

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Sparkles Christmas Challenge #60: A Vintage Christmas Tag

Hello there!  I've decided to enter the Sparkles Christmas Challenge.  I had fun creating a vintage tag for this challenge.  I got some stamps from October Afternoon in the Stamp Santa sack in 2014 and I needed to use them :-)  Perfect excuse to pull them out!!!  Love them.
Recipe:
October Afternoon -Make It Merry stamp set
watercolor pencils
Diamond Ice Stickles
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - tag @ 4", circle @1", '25' @ 3/4
Impression Obsession - All I Want for Christmas - sentiment stamp
pop dots
Michael's trims

Thanks for stopping by today. 

Cindy---

Friday, January 22, 2016

ADFD: Jan Showcase- Cozy Day

Hello there!  It's time for more great images from ADFD.  This week we are showcasing some sweet images.  To see them all pop over to the ADFD blog. 

I thought these two kids reading a book in this comfy chair was super cute.  I used a stencil and texture paste + Color Shine spray to create the background.  So much fun.


Recipe:
ADFD digi image- Best Friends  (this image is half price right now so it's a good time to grab it :-)
watercolor pencils
Quatrefoil stencil
Deco Art Dimensional Effects - texture paste
Heidi Swapp - Color Shine -  Teal
Cuttlebug embossing folder - typeset
3 Girl Jam - crinkle ribbon - yellow
orange button
white DMC floss
pop dots
Glossy Accents - to attach button

Thanks for stopping by today. 

Cindy---

CIU#88: Love is in the Air

Hello there!  It's time for another great challenge on the Cut It Up blog.  Our theme is Love is in the Air.  Please include a heart and a die cut on your project.  And our sponsor is One Happy Cut

I decided to do a card with lot of hearts.  A heart mash up so to speak...LOL!  I was just playing and I love how it came out.  The gold glitter paper looks a bit darker in this pic than in real life.  It was a rainy day when I was photographing this one.  Not sure if that was the problem or it's just me.  Probably the latter....LOL!  Anyway, it's way cuter in person!!

Recipe:
DCWV - gold glitter paper
Heidi Swapp - Sept Skies stack - pink papers
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - hearts @ 2 1/2, 1, 3/4, 1/2
My Mind's Eye - Lime Twist - Charmed twine
DMC white floss
white lace trim
pink button
pop dots
Cuttlebug embossing folder - quatrefoil
Glossy Accents - to attach the button

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at Cut It Up.

Cindy---

CC#308: Girl's Just Want to Have Fun

Hello there!  Happy Friday.  Am I the only one with that song running through my head now??  LOL!  I'm probably dating myself with that comment for sure :-)  A new challenge is starting over on the Crafty Catz blog today.  Our theme is Girl's Just Want to Have Fun.  Our fabulous sponsor for this challenge is Stamping Boutique.

  Recipe:
Stamping Boutique image - Kylah
watercolor pencils
The Paper Studio - Kirby Teesdale Studio stack - floral print paper
DCWV - Honey Chic stack - purple print paper
white lace trim
purple ric rack trim
purple bling
pop dot
Itty Bitty stamps - Unity Stamp Co - Ellie's Wish set

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at Crafty Catz this week.

Cindy---

Friday, January 15, 2016

ADFD# 139: Add Stitching

Hello there!  Happy Friday!  This week really flew by for me.  Today is the beginning of a new challenge over on the A Day for Daisies blog.  Our theme is Add Stitching.  I decided to pull out my sewing machine for this one.  So fun!  I need to stitch on my cards more often.  It's not perfect, but I like it :-)    Isn't this a cute image? 
Recipe:
ADFD image - To Grammy's House
watercolor pencils
Diamond Ice Stickles
The Paper Studio - N Pole Productions stack - all patterned papers
Singer sewing machine, straight stitch and zig-zag
white button
red jute twine

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at ADFD. 

Cindy---

I'm entering this card into the following:
 Digi Choosday - Cool blues

CC#307: Word Art

Hello there!  Happy Friday.  It's time once again for another fabulous challenge over on the Crafty Catz blog.  Our theme this week is Word Art.  So, make the words the center of attention on your project.  Our wonderful sponsor is Bugaboo Digi Stamps

Recipe:
Bugaboo Digi Stamp - Chase Your Dreams
watercolor pencils
Diamond Ice Stickles (butterflies wings)
Elegant Edges Cricut cart - burst @ 5 1/4" using oblong feature, burst @ 3 1/4" (square)
DCWV - blue glitter paper
The Paper Studio - N Pole Productions stack - blue dot paper
white vellum
white DMC floss

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at Crafty Catz this week.

Cindy---

I'm entering this card into the following challenge:
 Bugaboo Digi Stamps - January Bingo - Bow, Blue and sentiment
 City Crafter #294:  Butterfly my Butterfly
 The Paper Shelter #231:  Shades of Blue

Friday, January 8, 2016

CC#306: Flowers - ADFD

Hello there!  We are back on the Crafty Catz blog with a new challenge today.  Our theme is flowers.  They can be paper or digital.  Our wonderful sponsor is A Day For Daisies :-) 

I picked this ADFD image.  Isn't she the cutest with her buttoned up dress and shoes, from back in the day???  LOL!  Love her!

Recipe:
ADFD image - Picked Flowers
watercolor pencils
Heidi Swapp stack - Sept Skies - all patterned papers
Heidi Swapp sentiment stamp
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - oval @ 4 1/2"
black bling

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come join this fun challenge over on the Crafty Catz blog.

Cindy---

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
 The Crafter's CafĂ© #140:  Square cards
 Wed Creative Inspirations # 342:  Florals
 Creative Knockouts #123:  Anything Goes

ADFD - Jan Club Kit

Hello there!  It's time for more inspiration from the A Day For Daisies DT.  Pop on over to the blog for more fabulous creations with these cute penguins. 

Recipe:
ADFD image - Penguin Maiden
watercolor pencils
Frosted Lace Stickles (apron)
Craftsmith - Flutter Bloom stack - all patterned papers
Impression Obsession - Jill stamp set - sentiment
button from my stash
Sew Easy floss- coral reef

Thanks for stopping by today.  Our Anything Goes challenge still has another week -- so come play along with us.  If you need some new images go here :-)

Cindy---

Cut It Up # 87: New Beginnings - Decorate a paper bag

Hello there!  We are back on the Cut It Up blog after our short Christmas break.  Our new theme is:  New Beginnings - Decorate a Paper Bag.  Our wonderful sponsor is  As Cute as a Button.

I decided to create a paper bag mini album.  I got the idea from Maymay Made It Crafts.  This is still a work-in-progress.  I got the basic mini book, the mats for each page, and the tags with tabs that go into each pocket (open end of the bag), and the cover done so far.  I'll post a follow up post soon with all the pages and pictures done.  My daughter decided to switch from soccer to softball this past fall so that is what my new beginning is all about.



Recipe:
Red Celebrate It paper bags (Michael's) I used 5 but you could use more. 
Recollections single sheets - red /white dot, red wave, red stripe
The Paper Studio single sheets - black chevron, black stripes
From My Kitchen Cricut cart - tabs @ 2 1/2"
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - circle @ 3/4" (on the tabs sticking out on the side)  These are attached to cards that you can put pictures on and hid in the pockets.
Father's Day Cricut cart - ball/bat welded in CCR
red jute twine

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us at Cut It Up.

Cindy---

Friday, January 1, 2016

ADFD: Jan Club Kit - Challenge #138 AG

Hello there!  Happy New Year!!  There is a new challenge starting today over on the A Day For Daisies blog.  Our theme is:  Anything Goes.  It doesn't get any easier than that, right?!  :-)   How cute are these two?!!
Recipe:
ADFD digi image - Penguin buds
watercolor pencils
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart - oval @ 3 1/2", blast @ 3 1/2"
DCWV - Melon Twist stack - blue dot paper
Sew Easy floss
Heidi Swapp - sentiment stamp
Tim Holtz distressing tool

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you have a happy, healthy New Year :-)

Crafty hugs!
Cindy---

Crafty Time- January: Make It Sparkle

Hello there!  Happy New Year!  It's time for another great challenge on the Crafty Time blog.  Our theme this month is:  Make It Sparkle.  I love making things sparkle :-)  LOL!  Our sponsor is Morgan's Art World

Recipe:
Morgan's Art World - digi - Winter
watercolor pencils
Diamond Ice Stickles
Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart- circle @ 2 1/2", star @ 1"
Sew Easy glitter floss - grasshopper
white button
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
pop dot
Glossy Accents
TPC Studio - Greetings stamp set

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come play along with us this month at Crafty Time :-)

Cindy---