Monday, March 27, 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge-Spring Into Spring

We start a new challenge today at Crafty Cardmakers.  The theme is Spring into Spring.  It is my pleasure to host this challenge.  Spring is my favorite time of year.  It's the time of year flowers and all of nature take on new life and fill the world with beauty.  It's also the time we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.  I hope you will join our challenge and show us your beautiful Spring projects.

My card is a simple card made with Craft Artist 2 Professional software.  I learned about this software from one of FB friends, Carla Brooke.  I pop-dotted some of the flowers and banner with foam adhesives for dimension.  


I appreciate your visit today.  I'll be looking for your entries in our Spring into Spring Challenge.

God Bless You !!  Peggy

Challenges for this card:
Come and Get It W3E Spring Time
Dragons Lair Designs - M, E1 – March - Anything Goes with an option of Spring Flowers
Fussy and Fancy - 2W - No.183 - (W2 of 2) - Springtime
Simply Papercraft - M, last Fri - Anything Goes

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Dreaming Tree Paper Sculptures

I can't wait to show you what I've been working on this week. When I first saw these on FB, I knew this was an svg bundle I would buy and make.  This is a Paper Sculpture Bundle by Dreaming Tree.  This is one of the prettiest items I've seen made by them.
You can buy the whole set (bundle) for $6.99.  I thoroughly enjoyed working on these.  You can upload the svg files to your Cricut Explore(or whatever cutting machine you have that uses svgs) and cut them out.  Leo of Dreaming Tree has videos of how to assemble them.

Here they are hanging on my dining area wall.  

Thank you for dropping by today.  I hope you have a great weekend.  Don't forget to worship at the church of your choice.


God Bless You!!! Peggy

Challenges for this project:
Brown Sugar – W, E2 - No. 243 - Anything Goes
Crafting-With-Friends 2W, 3E - (W2 of 2) Anything Goes
Creative Fingers -  2W , 3E, No totally digital projects - No.126 - (W2 of 2) Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - 2W - No.183 - (W2 of 2) - Springtime
Jo's Scrap Shack - W, 3E  - No.181 - Anything Goes
Making Memories Crafting M, 3E No.3 - Add Some Layers

Monday, March 20, 2017

Playing Around With Print Then Cut

I've been testing the Print Then Cut feature in Cricut Design Space. If you don't like cutting all the layers of an image, you can flatten it, print it on your printer and cut it on your Explore machine.  I LOVE this feature.  For these cards I was thinking Spring.  I searched in Design Space for flower and found a generous amount of flowers I could use for printing then cutting.  They cut like a dream.

I took the images, added some backgrounds & labels and put them on some Hot Buy cards from Michaels.  I think these cards would be good for our next Craft Day at the Nursing Home where I volunteer.  Tell me your opinion.

Thank you for visiting with me today.  May you have a blessed Monday.  

God Bless You!!!! Peggy 

Sunday, March 19, 2017

DS4J New Release Sunday

Every two weeks Digistamps4Joy has a new digistamp release. Today is Team B's time to create with the new release.  I chose two of the images for my card.

Card Supplies:
5X7 Card Base
Images - Ribbon Corner (drawn by Margaret Kierser) and Flower Bowl (drawn by JenLee)
Colored with Prismacolor Colored Pencils and Copics
Butterfly is a Print then Cut image from Cricut Design Space
Happy Birthday label

Thank you for the opportunity to share my projects with you. I appreciate you visiting today.  I hope you have a blessed Sunday.  

My grandson, Jacob is staying with me today while his parents go away for a day for their anniversary.  Happy Anniversary, Donna and Craig.

God Bless you all !!!  Peggy

Challenges for this card:
Scrappers Delights  M, First Saturday of the M March-  Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - 2W, 1E, - (W1 of 2) - A for Anything With Wings
Colour Crazy Challenge - 2W,2E  - No.11 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers -  2W , 3E, No totally digital projects - No.126 - (W1 of 2) Anything Goes
Dragons Lair Designs - M, E1 – March - Anything Goes with an option of Spring Flowers

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Mid-Month Post - Digistamps4joy Challenge

Today is mid-month post for Digistamps4Joy challenge.  The theme for March is Use some Washi-tape/bunting.  There are some beautiful projects made by the Design Team.  Be sure to check them out here.  I chose Parfait Patty for my card.  She can be found in the shop.  This is actually the first time I used washi-tape.

Card Supplies:
4.25X5.5" Card Base made from Recollections Spring Decorate It Paper Pack
Image - Parfait Patty drawn by JenLee.
Image colored with Promarkers
Martha Stewart corner punch
Washi-tape
Ribbon
Chalk

I hope to see some of your creations on our challenge page.  Thanks for visiting with me today.  I always love your comments.

God Bless You!!!  Peggy

Challenges for this card:
Artistic Inspirations - 2W, E3, F - Always Anything Goes
Color Inspiration Monday - W, hand colored images (a weekly Top 3, a monthly 
prize) - Always Anything Goes with hand-colored image
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3, F - Always Anything Goes
Cutie Pie Challenge - M, 2nd Monday, must be cute -  Cute + Dies and Digis

Monday, March 13, 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge - For A Special Woman/Girl-Mother's Day

A new challenge starts today at Crafty Cardmakers.   Our theme is "For A Special Woman/Girl or Mother's Day".  My mom is not living so I rarely make a Mother's Day card.  I chose instead to make a Thank You card for my daughter, Donna.  Donna is a daughter like every mother should have.  She calls me almost every day and when I need her she's always right here.  Thank you, Donna, for being you.  I love you.



Card Supplies:
5X7 card base
Gold overlay was made using the new Anna Griffin Edge Dies. This was the only thing I bought during the HSN Craft Day on March 8.  
Flower embellishment of your choosing.
AG sentiment
Ribbon - I found these hand tied bows at a fabric/pottery store in Galax while visiting my son & daughter-in-law last week.  I'll tell you about that visit later.

Thank you for visiting with me today.  I hope you will travel over to the Creative Cardmakers' Challenge and show us your beautiful creations.


God Bless You!!! Peggy



Challenges for this card:
Dare 2B Artzy Challenges M, 1st Sunday, E3 - (March) Lots of Layers
Dragonfly Dreams - M, Winner + Top Picks – (March) Girly + Die cut/punch
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 2W (1st & 3rd Sun) E3 Always Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges - M, 2nd Sunday, 3E #3 Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girls - 2W, Winner(s) - must use ribbon, must be a card – Any Card with 
Ribbon   (W2 of 2)
Crafty Calendar M,1E  March - Mum's Day/Special Female

Monday, February 27, 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge-Go Green

A new challenge starts today at Crafty Cardmakers.  The theme is Go Green.  We want to see a lot of green on your projects, use up some of your stash, or even make a St. Patrick's Day card.  Let's see your creations.  I decided to make my first Christmas card of 2017.


This card is a Make It Now project from Cricut Design Space.  It is called "Christmas Bow Card and Envelope".  The images are from Anna Griffin's Christmas Cards and Embellishments cartridge.  There is actually a ribbon and bow to cut out but I thought a real ribbon and bow looked better.

Thank you for visiting today.  I hope to see your beautiful creations in our challenge.


God Bless You !!!  Peggy

Challenges for this card:
Christmas Card Challenges - 2W runs for 11 days, must be Christmas/Winter, THEME IS OPTIONAL-
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 2W (1st & 3rd Sun) E3 Always Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas W,must be Christmas  #318 Anything Christmas Goes - optional theme: Recycle/ Upcycle
Hiding in my Craft Room W,1E  #290 - Any Holiday