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.

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
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

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Thank You card for DS4J New Release Sunday

Hi everyone, I hope your weekend is awesome.  Today would have been my 57th anniversary.  My husband passed 7 years ago on March 5, 2010.  He went to heaven exactly 1 month after our 50th. He was the love of my life and still is.  I think Donna & I are going to the movies to see "A Dog's Purpose." to celebrate.  You may think that's not much of a celebration but she always does something with me on our anniversary so I won't have to be alone.  I love my children so much.  

My card today is for the Digistamps4Joy new release Sunday.  There are quite a few cute digis being released today.  I hope you will go the shop and look at all of them.  Then come join the DS4J Challenge.  The theme this month is Anything Goes -with a twist of Red for Valentine's Day.  
Card Supplies:
5X7 card base
Background Paper - KandCo. Botanicals paper stack
Image - part of Thank Sentiments by MP of DS4J
Colored with Prismacolor colored pencils.
Butterflies were fussy cut from a sheet of paper from the same paper stack as above.

Thank you for stopping in.  I would love to hear from you.

God Bless You!!! Peggy

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Valentine Card for Nursing Home Crafts

I got pretty good news from the surgeon yesterday.  First of all he explained in detail how my by-pass surgery was performed.  Then he explained how one of the by-passes can fail.  He said he felt like my heart was getting sufficient blood so there is nothing to do at this time.  I do have a 50 - 60% blockage in another artery and if it gets worse then they will stent it later.  Thank you to all those who prayed for me.  God is good.

Today I have been working on some card kits for the local NHC nursing home.  They have craft day every month and sometimes we make cards.  I've cut all the pieces for the cards and am going to make individual packs for each card.  I've put together one so they will have an example to go by..
Card Supplies:
4X5.5" card base embossed with Anna Griffin "Paisley Dance" embossing folder
The embellishments are designs from the Cricut Design Space Access.  I flattened the sentiment, then print and cut it.

I hope the residents will like this Valentine.  They always appreciate anything you do for them.  

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope the rest of your week is wonderful.

God Bless You!!! Peggy
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