Thursday, April 20, 2017

Conie Fong "Peony Delight"

Conie Fong Art and Designs had a new digi release this week and I couldn't resist getting these beauties. They were called "Peony Delight" and "Peonies in a Jar."  I especially liked Peony Delight and decided to see if I could apply some of my Kit and Clowder coloring lessons to it.  I colored the image with Copics, then tried to create a background for it.  I went a little overboard on my color dimension and the background became a distraction from the image.  I started digging through my paper for a pack of Gradient colors I had purchased a while back.  I cut what I thought was the perfect background and made a 5X6.5" card.  I added sequins and a bow.  I hope you like it.
Thank you for visiting with me today.  I love hearing from you.

God Bless You!!! Peggy

Challenges for this card:
Crafty Creations - 2W, 2E - #338 Always Anything Goes (Week 2 of 2)
Creative Moments - 2W, 3E - #116 - Anything Goes/Optional Twist of Spring (Week 1 of 2)
Inspiration Destination - W, F - Always Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - W, 5E - Showers or Flowers

Sunday, April 16, 2017

DS4J New Release Sunday 04-16-2017q

Digistamps4Joy is releasing some fun new digis and re-releasing some of JenLee's images.  You've got to check them out in the store.  I chose one of Jen's re-releases.  It's a pre-colored image called "Country Bride." I tried to keep my card to match the image.
See if you think I did.
Card Supplies:
A2 Card Base
Background Paper - from my stash.  I thought the little birds gave it a country feel.
Image: Country Bride by Jen Lee
Image is pre-colored.

Thank you for your visit today.  I appreicate it with all my heart.

God Bless You and Happy Easter!!! Peggy

Challenges for this card:
Dragons Lair Designs - M, E1 – April - Anything Goes with an option of Wedding Day
Morgan's Art World Open Challenge - 2W, E3, any image - No 7 - (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - M, last Fri - Anything Goes
Moving along with the Times 2W,3E #43 Birds & Feathers (W1 of 2)

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Digistamps4Joy Mid-month Challenge Post

Today is the 15th of April, time for Team B's posting some inspiration for the Digistamps4Joy Challenge.  Our theme this month is Anything Goes with a twist of "Inspired By A Song".  I tried to think of a popular song I could represent but then decided on a song that has meant so much to me all my Christian life.  It's an old hymn that tells of the "Amazing Grace" of God.  Where would we be without that Grace extended to us at Calvary.  Easter always re-emphasizes how much God loves us. Thank you, Father, for your wonderful grace and love toward us.  Thank you, Jesus, for dying on the cross that we might be saved.  Thank you, also, for rising from the dead that we can spend eternity with you.

Here is my card:

Card Supplies:
A2 card base
Background paper is gold foil and DCWV Violet Leaf
Image: Freesian Booklet from Digistamps4Joy 
Image colored with Copics.
Ribbon

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you will join in our Inspired by a Song challenge.

God Bless You and I hope you have a wonderful Easter!!  Peggy

Challenges for this card:
Brown Sugar – W, E2 - No. 246 - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - 2W,2E  - No.15 - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - W, 3E  - No.184 - Anything Goes
Kitty Bee Designs - 2W,2E,C10 No.92  Easter (W2 of 2) 
Polkadoodles - W, C10 – No.15 - Anything Goes




    Monday, April 10, 2017

    Crafty Cardmakers Challenge-Something With Wings

    The Crafty Cardmakers Challenge that starts today is all about wings.  Please make a project and add something with wings.  My entry is from the Kit and Clowder March Pencil Class.  This months classes, both pencil and marker, have birds as the focal image.  I tried the marker class but did not like the way it was going so decided to try pencils.  I'm not completely happy with it but here it is.
     I colored him with Prismacolor pencils.  I hope you will join in our challenge.  Let's get those butterflies, bees, birds, beetles,etc. humming.  

    Thank you for your visit today.  God Bless You!!! Peggy

    Challenges for this image:
    Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine - M, F, E3, (no pre-colored imagesAlways Anything Goes
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 2W (1st & 3rd Sun) E3 Always Anything Goes (W2 of 2)
    Crafty Friends Challenge 2W, 3E, Animals or Birds (W1 of 2)
    Brown Sugar – W, E2 - No. 245 - Anything Goes
    Colour Crazy Challenge - 2W,2E  - No.14 - Anything Goes

    Sunday, April 2, 2017

    DS4J New Release Sunday-04-01

    Digistamps4Joy has a new release today.  They have new releases twice a month.  The design team has created some lovely cards.  Be sure to check them out.  I chose "Buster" for my card.  He's a sweet, happy little dog.

    The background is a page from My Memories Suite software.  I have never tried to do a background with it but I like how it turned out. I colored Buster with Promarkers.  I hope you will visit Digistamps4Joy and see all the lovely inspiration from the design team. Be sure to visit the store to see all the new releases. 

    God Bless You !!! Peggy

    Challenges for this card:
    Crafty Animals (M P1, must have animals) April -  Anything Goes
    Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations (2W, P1/15, E3) #70 - Include an Animal
    Petal Lu (P1/15, E3) #35 - Yellow Flowers
    A Gem of a Challenge  2W Furry Friends  (Week 1 of 2)
    Just Add Ink – W, - No.353 - Just Add Critters

    Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    Sunflower Birthday Card

    You can never have too many  birthday cards so I always try to keep some on hand.  This one I used Cricut Design Space to create. 


    Card Supplies:
    5X7 Card Base
    Background - Butterfly background from an Anna Griffin cartridge
    Flowers - layered flowers.  This image is also from a digital cartridge by Anna Griffin, "Vintage Flowers".  You can print then cut this image with Cricut Design Studio.
    Sentiment - 

    Thank you for visiting with me today.  I hope you have a special week.

    God Bless You !!!  Peggy 

    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


    Sunday, February 26, 2017

    Coloring To Relax???????

    I'm sure you all have heard of Alyce Keagan from Kit and Clowder on Facebook.  Alyce is a super talented colourist and teaches coloring classes through Kit and Clowder.  You should look at some of these classes. I decided to purchase the February Pencil Class.  I thought it might be easier than with markers.  HA.  It took me 3 days to color this picture and I still don't like it.  I sent it to Alyce for her feedback but haven't heard from her.  She is really good to provide help with the projects she teaches.

    Maybe you can be my critics.  What do you see in this picture that needs help.

    Thank you for you visit today.


    God Bless You !!! Peggy

    Thursday, February 23, 2017

    Watercolor Floral Card by Kim Byers

    I don't know how many of you use Cricut Design Space Make It Now Projects for a quick card or in need of some inspiration.  There are some really pretty projects in the MIN section.  Here is one I decided to make.  It is called Watercolor Floral Card and it was designed by Kim Byers.  It features Print then Cut watercolor flowers and a scalloped card.  It was easy to make and I will send it to someone.

    Thank you for visiting with me today.  Love all your sweet remarks.  If you can tell me something you would like to see on my blog, I will try to see what I can do.

    God Bless You!!! Peggy

    Challenges for this card:
    Crafting from the Heart - W, E3, F - Always Anything Goes
    UnstampaBelles - M, 1st Monday, 4E, NO STAMPS allowed (rubber nor digi) - Anything Goes
    Dragonfly Dreams - M, Winner + Top Picks – (Feb 5) Hearts and Flowers

    Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    Butterfly Hydrangea by Margaret Kieser

    I do hope 2017 is going to turn around and be a good year.  So far, not so good.  First of all I was in the hospital in January.  Last week my sister and her husband came to visit from SC.  He took Max out for a walk and fell flat on his face and knocked himself out.  He was taken to the hospital by ambulance.  He had a concussion and a slight brain bleed.  He had to stay 3 days.  They are back home now and he is doing well.  Max sent him a get well card today.

    With the temperatures being Springlike it put me in the mood to work with this beautiful image Margaret Kieser of Digistamps4Joy gave her design team a few weeks ago.  With everything that's happened I have not had a chance to make a card with it yet.  Thank you, Margy, for this lovely image.  It can be found in her shop.


    Card Supplies:
    5X7 card base
    Image - Butterfly Hydrangea by Margaret Kieser
    Image colored with Copics
    The frame is a negative cut of a label I used on something else.
    Ribbon

    Thank you for visiting with me today.  I hope I can get back in the swing of things.  Hope to see you back soon.

    God Bless You!!! Peggy



    Challenges for this card:
    Digi Choosday Challenge -W,E2, - #8 - Anything Goes
    Ike's World 2W, 1E - #82 Anything Goes with a twist: Nature
    Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
    Unicorn Challenge M, 1st Tuesday of M, E3, No fully digital projects February - Butterflies and/or Hearts
    Artistic Inspirations - 2W, E3, F - Always Anything Goes

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    DS4J Mid-month Challenge - Red For Valentine's Day

    Today is mid-month post for Digistamps4Joy challenge.  The theme for February is Red For Valentine's Day.  There are some beautiful projects made by the Design Team.  Be sure to check them out here.  The image on my card is actually one of the new releases at the DS4J shop.


    Card Supplies:
    6X6.25 Square Card Base
    Image - Head Shots - Hat & Beads by JenLee
    Colored with Copics
    Beads & Earrings - covered with Liquid Pearls
    Frame - the negative of a label I cut awhile back embossed with a Cut'n'Boss embossing folder
    Flowers
    Ribbon
    Jewel Flourishes

    Thank you for stopping by.  I hope to see your creations on the challenge blog.


    God Bless You!!! Peggy

    Challenges for this card:
    Brown Sugar – W, E2 - No. 237 - Rhinestones and/or Ribbon
    Colour Crazy Challenge - 2W,2E  - No.6 - Anything Goes
    Crafting-With-Friends 2W, 3E - (W2 of 2) Anything Goes
    Jo's Scrap Shack - W, 3E  - No.175 - Anything Goes
    Morgan's Art World - 2W, E3, - No 3 - (W1 of 2) - Add Flowers

    Monday, February 13, 2017

    Crafty Cardmakers Challenge - Add Some Texture

    We start a new challenge today at Crafty Cardmakers.  The theme for the next two weeks is Add Some Texture to your project.  This can be a lot of fun.  If you have some texture paste or multi-media products, let's see your creations.  Or you can do as I did, add texture by embossing.
    The layout for this card is in Cricut Design Space Access.  This is one of my favorite card layouts.  I used an AG Cuttlebug folder on both the frame and the layer behind it.  I tried to line them up on the embossing folder so that the design carried over to the frame.  I added some multi-layered flowers and foil accented flourishes.  It's ready for a sentiment.  This card can be used for all kind of occasions.  

    Thanks for stopping by today.  I appreciate your visits and comments.  I hope to see your lovely creations over at Crafty Cardmakers Challenge.

    God Bless You !!! Peggy

    Challenges for this card;
    Crafting with Dragonflies 2W,1E,  Cards only One for the Girls (Week 1of 2)
    Crafty Friends Challenge 2W, 3E, Anything Goes (Week 1 of 2
    Scrappers Delights  M, First Saturday of the M  February -  Anything Goes 
    Morgan's Art World - 2W, E3, - No 3 - (W1 of 2) - Add Flowers
    Polkadoodles - W, C10 – No.6 - Anything Goes