Sunday, May 29, 2016

New Release Sunday - Digistamps4Joy

Today is New Release Sunday at Digistamps4Joy Challenge Blog.  Jen and Margy have created some lovely new images for us to play with.
Here are our new digistamp releases 
Note: The artists' name is in brackets. Click on the category link to take you directly to the shop. 

Patchwork Pat (Jen) (Teens & Divas)
Patchwork Pat (coloured) (Jen) (Coloured digis)
Tattoo cutie 2 (Jen) (Cute girls)
Tattoo cutie 2 (coloured) (Jen) (Coloured digis)
Thumbs up (Jen) (Teens & Divas)
Thumbs up (coloured) (Jen)  (Coloured digis)
Tinka in the Tower (Jen) (Teens & Divas)
Tinka in the Tower (coloured) (Jen) (Coloured digis)
Misteri Graduate (Jen) (Teens & Divas)
Hunky-dory (Margy) (Boys & their toys)

I chose Tinka in the Tower for my DT card.
Card Supplies:
A2 Card Base
Cuttlebug Folder for background - Tiny Mosaic
I colored all around the mosaics with a Cool Gray 4 Promarker
Image - Tinka in the Tower by JenLee.
Image colored with Promarkers
Vine and bird are Cricut Access files.

Thank you for visiting with us today.  I'll be looking for your beautiful creations on the blog.

God Bless You!!! Peggy

Challenges for this card:
Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine - 2W, F, E3, (no pre-colored images(May 28) Anything Goes  (W1 of 2)
Let's Color Saturday Linky Party  M(1st Sat) E and C unlimited  (Must include hand colored image) Anything goes with something colored
Sweet Stampin W, 2E  Embossing
A Beautiful Mess - M(last Friday of M), 3E - No. 3 - Anything Goes
Craft for the Craic - M, 5E (First Friday of the month) - May - A Step Back in Time (vintage, historic)
Fussy and Fancy - 2W - No.164 - (W2 of 2) - Dies and/or Punches
Jo's Scrap Shack - W, 3E  - No.140 - Anything Goes
Kitty Bee Designs - 2W,2E,C10 No.72  (W2 of 2)  -  Fairytale / Fantasy

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Mod Squad Challenge - Use It Or Lose It

Today is my day to host the Mod Squad Challenge along with Kathy Krug.  We have 2 lovely sponsors, KatScrappiness and Sparkle n Sprinkle,  along with 2 great prizes.  So you will want to enter.  You may enter as many as 3 times.

Our theme this week is "Use It Or Lose It".  By this we want you to use something that you have had for a year or more and haven't used.  I bought a Minc machine last year and I admit I haven't used it but maybe once.  I couldn't decide if I liked it that much.  So I decided I would use it for my card.
Card Details:
6.5" square card base
Background is a foiled background using the Minc and mint green foil.
Image and Sentiment- Church Sympathy from Sparkle N Shine. This image is pre-colored. 
Butterflies - Martha Stewart Butterfly punches
Ribbon for bow

I made another card using the black and white image which I colored with Promarkers.  
Thank you for joining me today.  I hope you will venture over to the Mod Squad Challenge and enter your lovely creations.


God Bless You!!! Peggy

Challenges for this card:
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - 2W, 3E, F, digi or real stamping - (Week 2) Anything Goes
Our Crafty Corner - M, 1st Monday, E3 - (May) Always Anything Goes

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Masculine Card #2

This is my second card using the AG die cuts "For The Boys" and the amazing Cuttlebug Folders "For Him".  These two items make masculine cards easy.  This one is a birthday card using the Herringbone  and Stars embossing folders.


Thank you for visiting today.  I hope to see you again tomorrow.

God Bless You!!! Peggy

Monday, May 23, 2016

Masculine Card #1

I know we all have a  hard time with masculine cards so I bought some things to help with this type card.  Months ago I purchased some Anna Griffin die cut called "For The Boys".  I had never used them.  That's how I struggle with guy cards.  Recently I bought a set of Cuttlebug Embossing Folder for him.  I really liked the embossing folders so they got me to thinking about combining the two products.  So I set to work making some cards which I'm going to show you over the next few days.  The first is a card I made for my grandson, Jacob, to give his Dad for Father's Day.
Notice the background embossing and the label at the top have Dad on them.  Craig used to build houses so I thought these embellishments were fitting for him.  I hope he and Jacob like it.

Thank you for visiting today.  Please come back tomorrow for Masculine Card #2.

God Bless You!!! Peggy 

Challenges for this card:
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 2W (1st & 3rd Sun) E3 #34 Always Anything Goes  (W2 of 2)
Di's Digis Designs 2W, 3E,SIO  For The Boys (W1 of 2
My Time to Craft 2W  #321 Paper Piecing (W1 of 2)
Fussy and Fancy - 2W - No.164 - (W1 of 2) - Dies and/or Punches

Sunday, May 22, 2016

New 613 Avenue Create Challenge

Design Team A is responsible for the inspiration for the new 613 Avenue Create Challenge this week.  Sponsors are SLS Lines and SMS Digistamps.   The theme is Anything Goes with an optional twist "Create Your Own Challenge" by making 3 choices from the list on the challenge blog.  I chose one of the SLS Lines digital images for my card.


 Card Details:
A2 Card Base
Background Paper - Kraft paper
Image - Dahlia Flowers Bouquet
Image colored with Prismacolor Pencils - This technique is called negative coloring.  I found a tutorial on Beccy's Place. Mine is not nearly as good as hers but it was fun trying it.  Give it a try.

Thank you for visiting today.  I hope you have a blessed week.  I hope to your beautiful work on the 613 Avenue Creative Challenge.


God Bless You!!! Peggy

Challenges for this Card:
A Gem of a Challenge  2W  Flowers (W2 of 2)
Hiding in my Craft Room W,1E #251 Feminine
Let's Color Saturday Linky Party  M(1st Sat) E and C unlimited  (Must include hand colored image) Anything goes with something colored
Brown Sugar – W, E2 - No. 199 - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - W, 3E  - Clean and Simple
Simply Papercraft - 2WE3 - No. 29 (W1 of 2) - Anything Goes

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Still Playing With My HSN Purchase

Like I said the other day, I've been playing with my HSN Craft Day purchases.  This card features one of the dies from AG Fretworks 2 Dies.

Card Supplies:
5X7" card base
Blue and cream die cuts are from the AG Fretworks 2 Dies.  I love how the cream colored one works as a pot for the flowers.

Thank you for visiting with me today.  God Bless You!!!!  Peggy

Challenges for this card:
Cuttlebug Mania W3E -  May Flowers (Week 2)
Lemon Shortbread 2W, E3, no digital projects Always Anything Goes (Week 2)
Retarte 2W, E3 - #77 - Anything Goes (Week 1)
Tuesday Throwdown W- #294 -  Embossing
Artistic Inspirations - 2W, E3 - (Week 2) Anything Goes  / Die Cut
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3, F - Always Anything Goes

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Christmas Card-Week #19

This is my card for week #19 at the FaceBook Group, Only Christmas Cards/Projects.   I love this card.


Card Supplies:
5X7 Card Base
AG Christmas Cuttlebug Folder
Anna Griffin Fretworks 2 Cutting Die
Poinsettias from my stash
Ribbon
Sentiment from AG Christmas Card Kit

Thank you for visiting with me today.  Are you getting ahead on your Christmas cards?


God Bless You!!!!  Peggy

Challenges for this card:
Artistic Inspirations - 2W, E3 - (Week 2) Anything Goes  / Die Cut
Craft-Dee BowZ - M, E3, project must have bow - (May) Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3, F - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - 1st & 3rd Monday, 5E - (Week 1) Texture

Monday, May 16, 2016

Pretty Roses-Print Then Cut

I hope you all have had a beautiful weekend.  We had two gorgeous days, a bit chilly in the mornings but warmed up during the day.  I got quite a bit of crafting done.  Just have to take pictures.  This card I made last week.


Card Supplies:
5X7 card base
Border background - from Anna's Elegant Embellishments 2
Gold Scrolls - from AG gold embellishments on HSN
Flowers - 2 print then cut designs from Design Space.  I sized and printed 2 of each, then used foam adhesives to put them together for dimension.  The only thing I would do differently next time is emboss the background paper.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I appreciate your support.


God Bless You!!! Peggy

Challenges for this card:
A Bit More Time to Craft  (2W,  P1/15, E3) #19 -  Always Anything Goes
Card and Scrap (2W, P1/15, Winners P13/28)  #118 - Flowers
Crafter's Cafe (2W, P1/15, E3, F) #148/May - Feminine + DT Call
Crafty Enjoyments (M, P5, E3) #7/May - Lots of Flowers
Petal Lu (M, P15, E3) #14/May - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 2W (1st & 3rd Sun) E3 #34 Always Anything Goes  (W1 of 2)

Sunday, May 15, 2016

DS4J Mid-Month May Challenge - Add A Ribbon

The 15th of the month marks the mid-point for the DS4J Challenge.  It is always Anything Goes.  This month we have a twist of "Add A Ribbon". I used ribbon on my card a little differently than a bow. I used it to run down the center of my card and place the digistamp on.

Card Supplies:
5X7 Card Base
Card embossed with a Cuttlebug Folder
Anna Griffin Die 
Image - Tulip Basket by Margaret Kieser, our leader at DS4J
Image colored with Promarkers
Pebbles chalk to shade around image.
Plaid Ribbon

Thank you for visiting today.  I hope you will visit our challenge blog.  There is also a new release of digis there today as well.

God Bless You!!!! Peggy

Challenges for this card:
A Gem of a Challenge 2W  Flowers (W1 of 2)
Crafty Friends Challenge 2W, 3E, 31 In the garden (W2 of 2)
Crafty Catz - W, 3E – #324 - Dies and Punches

Friday, May 13, 2016

Featuring Some of My HSN Craft Day "Stuff"

I'm sure a lot of you know about HSN's 24 hour Craft Day on May 4th.  Well, I couldn't help myself, I bought some of Anna Griffin's products.  I was just playing with my new toys and this card is the result.


Card Supplies:
5X7 Card Base 
Card Layer - Anna Griffin Metallic card layer embossed with one of the Cuttlebug Spring Folders
Image - I printed this off the internet.
Orchid  Colored Embellishements- cut from the AG Fretworks 2 Dies.

Thank you for visiting with me today.  

God Bless You!!!  Peggy 

Challenges for this card:
Craft Rocket Challenges 2W,3E #15 Flower Power (W1 of 2) 
Crafty Girls Creations 2W,3E Always Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers 2W #106 Anything Goes (W2 of 2
Through the Purple Haze 2W, E3, C10 #101 Anything Goes (W2 of 2
Crafting for all Seasons - 2W, 3E - #125 Add A Some Embossing (Week 1 of 2 )Crafting for all 
Seasons - 2W, 3E - #125 Add A Some Embossing (Week 1 of 2 )


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Tatoo Cutie - Digistamps4Joy

My card to day features another of Digistamps4Joy's JenLee's cute girls, Tatoo Cutie. I find that coloring is a soothing activity, unless I get all frustrated about what colors to use.  I enjoyed coloring this one.


Card supplies:
5x6.5" card base
Image - Tatoo Cutie by JenLee of Digistamps4Joy
Image colored with Promarkers
Background paper is from my stash.  Don't have the name of it but it is Reflections.
Frame - Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge.
Roses
Ribbon
Rhinestones

Thanks for visiting with me today.  I always look forward to your comments.

God Bless You!!! Peggy

Challenges for this card:
I love Promarkers -2W - Must use Promarkers - #308 Lace and/or Ribbon  (Week 2 of 2)
Inky Impressions -M, E1, C10  #284 Die-Cuts & Flowers (Week 1 of 4)
Simon Says Stamp - W, 5E - Flowers
Clear It Out 2W, 3E, Must use stash item - Challenge Theme:  Stash: TBA (week 1)
Lemon Shortbread 2W, E3, no digital projects Always Anything Goes (Week 1) 
Retarte 2W, E3 - #76 - Anything Goes (Week 2
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes

Monday, May 9, 2016

Christmas Card Week #18

This is my card for week #17 at the FaceBook Group, Only Christmas Cards/Projects.  



This is another card made with Anna Griffin embellishments.  I bought the embellishments to supplement my card kit.  I like how this turned out.

Thank you for visiting with me today.  I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day.  I know I did.  I am so blessed to have my son and daughter.  I just wish I could see my son more.  Virginia is a pretty long way to get to see him as much as I would like.

God Bless You!!! Peggy

Challenges for this card:
Jo's Scrap Shack - W, 3E  - No.137 - Anything Goes
Morgan's Art World - 2W, E3, - No 9 - (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - 2WE3 - No. 27 (W1 of 2) - Anything Goe