Wednesday, August 3, 2022

AYLI Challenge #239 - Favorite African or Australian Wild Animal


It's time for another As You Like It Challenge.  This fortnight our challenge theme is to share your favorite.  Be sure to tell us why it's your favorite for a chance to win.

This week our sponsor is:

I had to chose the lion as my favorite African wild animal. It's really the mama lions I admire so, they take such fiercely good care of their cubs. 

This image of the Cowardly Lion is from Moʻs Digital Pencil and was just begging to be colored up with Copic markers.

We would love for you to head back to the AYLI blog to link up your creation.  While you are there, check out the prize that's up for grabs and take a look at the gorgeous creations the DT made for you to see!  

Thanks for stopping by!  


CRAFT Challenge #647 - Summer

 We have a new challenge over on the CRAFT Challenge blog!  We would love for you to join us in creating a summer themed project

Our Sponsor this week is -

Iʻve used an image from my collection of digis from Tiddly Inks called Beach Boy.  What better way to spend a summer day, especially with all the hot weather recently.

We hope to see your summer creations over on the CRAFT Challenge blog.  If you need some inspiration, take a look at the wonderful creations the Design Team have created.

Thanks so much for dropping in!


Little Red Wagon - Make it with Circles

Gosh, those calendar pages are flying right off just like in the old time cartoons! I have a new challenge for you this week, Iʻm asking that you "Make It With Circles". All this means is your card must have some sort of prominent circles involved. As you can see, I made a circle card with a circle frame and sentiment and there are circles on the circular inter tube.  Easy peasy, right?

I used one of my all time favorite From the Heart Stamps images.  I love all the Birdbrains, but this little gal just steals my heart!  The sentiment is a retired stamp from The Catʻs Pajamas, the die cut waves are from Frantic Stamper, the cloud stencil is from My Favorite Things and the circle card and frame are from the Silhouette Design Shop.  All the blues are distress ink of some shade.

Why don't you give our challenge a go this week and head on over to Little Red Wagon and link up. While you're there, be sure to check out the wonderful projects the other Girlfriends have created.


Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Little Red Wagon #664 - Stitching Sensations!


Stitching Senstaions! is the theme chosen by Janice for the new Challenge over at  Little Red Wagon challenge.  Simple, she just wants to see some kind of stitching on your project.  It can be real stitching, faux stitching, doodled stitching, you get the idea.

As you can see, I have die cut stitching, stamped stitching and real stitching on this card.  I was so happy to be able to use a very, very old steel rule die from Sizzix.  Iʻm thinking this may be one of very few times I have used this die (actually surprised it made the destash cut last year).  The stitching stamps are a discontinued set I got earlier this year called Pocket Full of Love from Honeybee Stamps.  The real stitching is on the patch.  Too bad the gift card doesnʻt co-ordinate a bit better, but Iʻm sure it will be appreciated.

Why don't you give our challenge a go this week.  Stop by Little Red Wagon and link up your stitched project. While you're there, be sure to check out the wonderful creations the Girlfriends have created.


Monday, July 25, 2022

Gnaughty or Gnice?

Appropriately enough, I am typing this post on Leon Day (Noel spelled backwards).  This is a day when one of out local radio stations celebrates the fact we are half way to Christmas.  They play carols, give gifts and enjoy other such merriment.  You may want to celebrate by hopping on over to the TCP store to pick up on some items to get you started on your holiday card making. 




Now, here are a couple of cards I hope will inspire you to get more of those Christmas cards cooking!


Diamond Fold Fancy Christmas card


My first card was created using the beautiful Fancy Christmas Digistamps and an oldie but goodie Cutable, Diamond Fold. There is a great assembly video here.  I used a Silhouette to print and cut the card and wreath. You will have to excuse the paper clips used to hold the card closed, I just couldnʻt get it to cooperate for pictures.


Closed Diamond Fold Card


The wreath and birds were colored with Copic Markers:

YG 61 63, 67

R 17,24,27

Y 35


Diamond Fold open


Nuvo Bright Gold Crystal Drops were added to the dots on the wreath. A few sequins were added for some shine. The sentiment is from a discontinued TCP stamp set. It was heat embossed and hand cut into a tiny fishtail label.


Gnome Peeking card


My second card features a favorite, Gnome Peeking Digistamps, Every Day Tags Cutting Files and Lowercase Puffy Alphabet Cutable. I started this card by enlarging the sentiment and again using the Silhouette to print and cut in 2 sizes glued for a layered effect. I love the way it turned out. The “or” sentiment tag was also print and cut using the Puffy letters and Tombstone shaped tag. I stacked several of the tags together and glued them for some dimension and threaded a gold bow through the loop.

The gnomes and their signs were printed and cut, then colored with Copic Markers:

R 17, 24, 27

YG 61, 63, 67

C 00, 1, 3, 5, 7

E 11, 21, 30, 31, 33

Y 23, 24, 26


Gnome Peeking card


The Gnaughty and Gnice signs were popped up and glued into place on front of the gnomes. The images were placed as shown in the picture. A few sequins were added for some shine.

Here is a rundown of the products I have had the pleasure of using -






Wednesday, July 20, 2022

CRAFT Challenge #646 - Shaped Card

Believe it's or not, another week has passed and it is time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us this week in creating a shaped card.

Our Sponsors this week are -

All Dressed Up 


The Cutting Cafe

I used a Silhouette Cameo to cut the shell shaped card for my cut little beach babe.  The image was provided by our sponsor, All Dressed up and can be found here.

I do hope you will pop into the CRAFT Challenge blog and take a look at all the lovelies the DT has created.  We would love to have you join us this week for a chance to win prizes from our sponsors.

Thanks for looking.  Hope you are doing well and staying cool despite the heat wave.


Little Red Wagon # 663 - Time for Ice Cream

Doni has a great challenge for us over at  Little Red Wagon challenge.  You are going to want to check it out and I personally am going to do as she says and find "Time for Ice Cream".

I love ice cream and have several well loved stamps that celebrate it, but Frantic Stamper just released this fun die set, Push Up and Rocket Set (FRA-DIE-10677) and stamp set, Ice Cream (FRA-CL-137).  I thought it was perfect for Doniʻs challenge and I get to share new stuff with you!

I colored the Rocket Pop by masking off the white area and blending distress oxide ink in Blue Ribbon and Candied Apple.  Once it was colored, I splashed a little water on it to give the frosty look.  I cut out the stars (Cascading Stars) and placed them on a white background.  The sentiment from Ice Cream (FRA-CL-137) was stamped and the Rocket Pop was popped up as shone.  A few more stars were added, also popped up and there ya go.

We love it when you join us at Little Red Wagon and love it even more when you leave a little love for the Girlfriends.


AYLI Challenge #239 - Favorite African or Australian Wild Animal

  It's time for another As You Like It Challenge .  This fortnight our challenge theme is to share your favorite.  Be sure to tell us w...

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