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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Freebie Paper & Recycled Sign

Today I've paired up some free designer paper I received in the most recent issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine with a glittery circle die cut from the back of a Student Driver car window sign.  Nothing like some reflective material for some Christmas sparkle! (My friend picked up a bunch of them at a flea market and was kind enough to share them with me.  She thought it might look good on a card and I agree.))
(The stamp is CTMH)
I think I'll make a few more of these.  It's time.
Allsorts Challenge Week 386 - Sparkle and Shine 
Crafting by Design Challenge - Get Ready for Christmas
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Technique Embossing (I gave the paper a good sanding to make the embossing stamd out.) 

Playing cards this afternoon.  Gotta run.


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #317 with Conie Fong Art

Simply Add a Border to a card and you can enter it in this week's Tuesday Throwdown Challenge.  
We have a new sponsor this week, Conie Fong Art and Design.  Tuesday Throwdown's Team B was given a few digi images and they are adorable.  
I used Feeling Fabulous for this card:
with a striped fabric border under the image 
and at the bottom of the card.
  You really need to head on over to the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge Blog to see what my teammates created with

 I'm sure you'll want to give some of the 

I am entering this card in a these fun challenges:
Through the Purple Haze Challenge #111 - Favorite Color Combination (Browns and Reds)
Crafty Catz Challenge #343 - Anything Goes + optional twist: embossing
Crafting with Friends Challenge #30 - Anything Goes 
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge week 24 - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Favorite Colour Combo (Browns and Reds)
Love to Scrap Challenge #88 - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge #335 - Always Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart Challenge #133 - Always Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations Challenge #166 - Anything Goes


Monday, October 24, 2016

Mojo Halloween

Two Mojo Monday posts before noon.  
That's a record for me.
(Perhaps this could be attributed to the caffeine in four cups of tea!)
I'm working with table scraps and Bugaboo images. 
After this week, I won't be using this Halloween color scheme. 
I took a few liberties with the Mojo Sketch for this card, but you can still see all the elements and the basic layout.
  I'm really liking the black Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist on Halloween cards.  It's soon time to move on to the next Color Inspiration: Spray Ink/Misting Sprays lesson at Course Craft

Cards in Envy Challenge - Purple and Green
One Stitch at a Time Challenge #273 - Anything Goes with Halloween Colors

 Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by.

Early Morning Mojo

This morning I was awake
 the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #471 post appeared online!
 That's way too early for me to be awake and working on a card!
(Bugaboo digi; CTMH stamp and embellishments; Spellbinders die cut; Darice EF)

 I'm probably sleep crafting!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

There's nothing cute about being cold!

Yesterday it was downright freezing at my grandson's soccer game! (Do they call them games or matches?  We are soccer challenged.  I tried to find a Soccer for Dummies book, so we could read up on the sport, but couldn't.)
It was 47 degrees; the wind was blowing right in our faces; if you stood up, the chair blew away; and it was lightly raining!
After about 10 minutes of that torture, I headed to the car and watched from there!

Seems like the perfect time to post this card using the Gerda Steiner Designs digital stamp, Cold Hedgehog.  Cold or not, this little fellow is so darn cute!

Gerda Steiner Designs October Challenge - using cold hedgehog  
The Ribbon Girls Challenge - use any image 
Crazy Catz Challenge #343 - Anything Goes w/ twist: embossing 
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #151 - Orange you glad it's Autumn, with ribbon or trim 

Right now, it seems there are spider webs on all the chair legs in my living room.  I can see them from the dining room where I do my crafting.  Those little guys are pretty safe until I get around to some Thanksgiving cleaning.  Although, now that I think about it, you really only see the webs when the sun hits them.  I serve dinner at 6pm.  No sun then!  
While looking through my Imagine That! Digi Stamps folder, I came across this stamp that I had never used.  
I made up this card, just for fun
 (and to add to the IT FB gallery).  
Now, who do I send it to?
Come and Get It Challenge - Make Um Laugh
Crazy 4 Challenges #359 - Bees and/or bugs
As You Like It Challenge - Old Stash or New?  (Everything on this card is old stash!  It's a combination of a scavenger hunt, finding Easter eggs and opening Christmas presents everytime I make a card!  What fun!)


Saturday, October 22, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

Bugaboo Halloween Fun

A few weeks ago I won a few Bugaboo digi stamps, and selected some fun Halloween images.  The cards will be tucked away until next fall, when they will be mailed to Send a Smile 4 Kids.    In the meantime, I thought you might enjoy these cute Bugaboo digis as much as I do.

Sentiment stamp is CTMH.

Challenges being entered are:
Catch the Bug Challenge - October Bingo (using the middle column: Bling, Distress, and Halloween Theme
As You Like It Challenge - Do you prefer old stash or new?  I really like to use old stash items, especially paper.  Then when I find something new and irresistable, I don't feel nearly as guilty buying it.