Happy 4th

Today I'm up at Simply Create Too you can go here to check my card out  http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.com/  The theme this week is use the color's in your country's flag.  I used one of the new Prima Dolls and paper pieced her clothes using DP from Authentique's Pride line.  Perfect for a 4th of July card.  Memory Box die Precious Stars, Poppystamps die, Small Tilda Swirl, Ribbon May Arts, Washi tape Bella Blvd, bling stash, Stickles diamond and turquoise.

Copics used:  E50, E51, Ell, E93, Y21, YR21, YR24. I am also entering this card in a few challenges this week as follows:

http://www.sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.com/  Anything Goes
http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.com/ - Challenge #23 - Anything Goes
http://www.craftdoormagazine.com/ - Challenge June 25-July2 - Anything Goes
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/ - Challenge - Girl Power
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.com/ - Theme: Paper Piecing, Stash: Scrap paper
http://7kidschallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - Challenge #76 - Red, White and Blue

Have a crafty day!  Barb


I'm Guest Designer for the month of June over at Tuesday Throwdown and this weeks Sponsor is The Stamping Chef.  The Theme is Glitz and Glimmer.  Here is my card with a digi called Fishy Bulb.

Details for this card are:  DP Echo Park Paradise Beach, DCWV glitter cardstock, Memory Box dies Loopy Rings and Valencia Border, heidi Swapp trimmings, Prima junkyard findings, twine Doodlebug, bling Kaisercraft, pearls and word sticker stash, stickles: yellow and orange.

Copics used:  C1, C3, B0000, B00, B12, BG10, YG11, Y11, Y15, Y26, Y28, YR15, YR18.
Have a crafty day!  Barb

Paris or Bust!!

It's Monday so that means its another Greeting Card challenge over at the Outlawz.  This weeks theme is Summer vacation.  Well that's an easy one for me cause were going to Paris for 3 days in July and the rest of 2 weeks on a Viking River Cruise through southern France!  Can't wait!!  The image I used is Penny Black's Love Paris stamp, DP is Carta Bella Paris Girl, used some cut outs from paper for top, 2 punches, and the actual card is a Sizzix card creator called ornate #3.  Added a little bling and twine and of course colored with Copics. I am entering this card in a few other challenges this week as follows:

http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/  Challenge #145 - Anything Goes
http://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.com/  Challenge - Anything Goes with a twist:  Show Your Season
http://craftyribbonschallenge.blogspot.com/  Challenge #49 - Flowers Galore
http://thatcraftplaceblog.blogspot.com/  Challenge - Flowers

Copics used:  C1, C3, B0000, B02, B04, R81, R83, R85, R24, R27, R29, YG25, YG61, YG95, YG97.
Have a crafty day!  Barb

Get Better Soon!

It's time once again for a challenge over at 613 Avenue Create.  This week we have a new sponsor to us Lacy Sunshine.  Here's the link to her shop  http://lacysunshine.weebly.com/new-digis.html  go check it out!!  This week's theme is create a 4x4 fat page with heavy embellishments.  The digi I chose is called Elenor&Pickles Feel Better Soon.  Aren't they cute?  So I made a little scene and did lots of fussy cutting.  Sentiment is from Unity and DP is from Kaisercraft In The Attic paper collection.  Added a few tiny buttons, bling and pearls.  I'm also entering this card in a few other challenges this week.  Lacy Sunshine has her own bi-weekly challenge.  It's an anything goes challenge and there's a free digi she will send you if you use it for entering her challenge.  So why not play along in both challenges this week.

http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.com/  Challenge # 11- Always anything goes.
http://stamp-n-doodle.blogspot.com/  Challenge- 19 June- Use your favorite embellishments- bling

http://inkyimpressionschallenges.blogspot.com/  Challenge #113 - Anything Goes
http://www.sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.com/  Challenge #12 - Anything Goes

Copics used:  N2, C1, C3, B00, B02, B05, R24, R27, R29, R85, YG03, YG05, YG67, YG95, YG97, Y11, Y15, Y17, Y21, Y26, Y28, YR21, YR24, E08, E11, E19, E31, E33, E35, E43, E44, E47, E50, E51, E71, E74, E77, E84, E89, E93.  Have a crafty day!  Barb

Do I Dazzle You?

It's time for Tuesday Throwdown.  I'm guest designer for the month of June.  The sponsor this week is The Paper Shelter.  Here's the link:  http://www.thepapershelter.com/  Go check it out!  My digi is called Cirque. This weeks theme is Fantasy.  You have all week to play so come join in on the fun!  I am also entering this card in a few other challenges this week as follows:

Through The Craftroom Door June 18-24 - Challenge- Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew Challenge #38 - Metal
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #74 - I'm seeing Dots and Ribbon

Details for this card are digi Cirque The Paper Shelter, Sentiment Pink by Design, DP Graphic 45 Le Cirque, Core'dinations Tillie Dot spotted cardstock, Sizzix die Stars #2, Sizzix framelits message frames, 7 Gypsies metal page edge scallop, bling TPC studio, ribbon stash, stickles: yellow, Turquoise, diamond, TH distress ink mustard seed, metal swirls stash.

Copics used:  E11, E31, E35, E50, E51, E93, Y19, Y23, Y38, YR20, R85, BG01, BG02, BG05, C7, C9.
Have a crafty day!  Barb

Aloha Blooms

It's Monday so It's time once again for the weekly Greeting Card challenge over at The Outlawz.  The theme this week is Celebrate Summer so I chose this digi from A Day For Daisies called Aloha Blooms.  There are a whole series of these digis.  I just love them.  Here's the link  http://adayfordaisies.com/stamps/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&keyword=Aloha+blooms&x=16&y=12  Go check it out!  So why don't you come play along as well.  It's free to join The Outlawz.  I am entering this card in a few other challenges as well:

Make it Monday Challenge #144 - Anything Goes
Marker Pop Challenge #25 - Summer Fun
Digi Haven Challenge - Anything Goes with a digi
A Creative Romance Challenge - Anything Goes

Details for this card are digi A Day For Daisies Aloha Blooms, Sentiment Kraftin Kimmie Mandy, Prickly Pear clear stamp Hibiscus and matching die, DP Kaisercraft Tropicana, Spellbinders Labels Eight, Prima flower, Bitty Pearls CTMH, jute stash, bling Recollections, brad Tim Holtz.

Copics used:  E11, E33, E35, E37, E50, E51, E93, C3, B0000, R12, R14, R22, R32.
Have a crafty day!  Barb

French Clown

Happy Father's Day!  It's Sunday and it's time for another challenge over at 613 Avenue Create.  I'm up again this week, both teams playing this week with a digi from our sponsor RSD French Clown.  Here's the link:  http://rickstdennis.blogspot.com/  It's an anything goes challenge with a twist theme Someone Special for a male!  So why don't you play along! I'm also entering this card in a few other challenges this week as follows:

Papertake weekly Challenge - Hello Boys
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge #103 - Masculine
Crafts and Me Challenge #137 - Vintage
Inky Impressions Challenge #112 - Father's Day/For A Guy
Crafting by Designs Challenge - Anything Goes w/twist:  Father's Day Male card
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #48 - Anything Goes with Ribbon

Details for this card are digi RSD French Clown, DP Graphic 45 Le Cirque, Tim Holtz Alterations die Brackets, Spellbinders Nesties Labels Four, TH Tiny Attacher, brads American Tag Co.ribbon stash, twine Doodlebug Bumblebee, Tim Holtz distress ink black soot.

Copics used:  C1, C3, N3, N4, N6, E11, E50, E51, E93, Y17, Y19, Y21, YR14, YR16, YR18, B04, G16.  Have a crafty day!  Barb

Penny Black Birthday Card

Happy Flag Day!  Today is my DH's  Daughter's birthday.  So this one's for her.  I just got a new bunch of Penny Black stamp sets and I love this one!  Always need Birthday stamps.  Also I want to showcase this paper I got from CTMH.  It was a special from May sorry this is late in showing!!  But anyway I love this paper called Dream Pop!  I paper pieced it to show the different designs and color and added some stickles and Flower Soft and of course colored with Copics.  Hope she likes it!  I am also entering this card in a few challenges this week as follows:

Sister Act Card Challenge Challenge #11 - Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door - Challenge June 11- June 17 - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #131 - 1 image, 2 patterned papers, 3 embellishments

Details for this card are:  Stamps A Little Bird and Sentimental Penny Black, Beautiful Shelf The Craft's Meow, DP CTMH Dream Pop,Trinkets Shapes, Bitty Pearls CTMH, Sparklets Kaisercraft, twine The Stringery, bling Recollections, Brads CTMH, Flower Soft Peony Pink, Stickles: Fruit Punch, Diamond, Tim Holtz Distress marker worn lipstick, MS Doily Lace punch.

Copics Used:  E11, E35, E31, E50, E51, E93, Y21, Y35, YR21, YR07, RV17, RV21, RV32, RV34, RV55, RV66.  Have a crafty day!  Barb

Henry Farmer

I'm Guest designer for the month of June over at Tuesday Throwdown and today's challenge theme is You're The Man so I made a Father's Day card.  This image really does remind me of my father who passed away a year ago because he used to restore Farmall tractors as a hobby and owned a few of them. Our Sponsor this week is Whiff Of Joy.  Here's the link:  http://www.whiffofjoy.ch/index.php?language=en&cat=c96_digitale-stempel--neu-digitale-stempel.html&cPath=96&  Go check it out!!  I'm also entering this card in a few challenges this week as follows:

Simon Says Stamps - Simon says...Masculine/Father's Day
Creative Belli Blog Challenge #171 - Father's Day
Stampndoodle Challenge - Father's Day
Crazy4Challenges Challenge #189 - Father's Day
Pile It On Challenge #23 - For or From A Father
Craft Your Passion Challenge # 166 - Father's Day/Masculine

Details for this card are Digi Henry Farmer Whiff Of Joy, DP October Afternoon Farm Girl, Simple Stories Snap Color Vibe, twine The Stringery, Spellbinders Standard Circles Lg.

Copic used:  C1, C3, C5, E93, R83, E31, E33, E35, R24, R27, R29, B91, B93, B95.

Have a crafty day!  Barb

Stars and Stripes

It's Monday so It's time for the Monday Greeting Card Challenge over at The Outlawz.  This week's theme is use Stars and Stripes.  For my card I chose to use BoBunny Anthem collection paper with cardstock and image by Tim Holtz.  Twine The Twinery the way I wrapped the twine is an idea from their blog.  Punch MS, corner punch Marvy, metal star BoBunny, stickers Tim Holtz.  Easy to put together and no coloring on this one!  It's free to join The Outlawz so come play along.  You can win prizes as well.  I am entering this car in a few challenges this week as follows:

The Craft Place Challenge - Independence Day
Tip Top Tuesday Challenge #102 - Numbers
Clear it out Tuesday - Theme: Male card- Stash: Use Metal
Make It Monday Challenge #143 - Anything Goes
Squigglefly Challenge #23 - Wrap It Up
Craftin Desert Diva's Challenge #8 - Red, White & Blue

Have A Crafty Day!  Barb

The Happy Couple

It's Sunday so it's a new challenge over at 613 Avenue Create!  Our wonderful sponsor is new to us but not new called The Paper Shelter here:  http://www.thepapershelter.com/  Check it out!  They have great digis!! I chose to use The Happy Couple.  The theme this week at 613 Avenue Create is always Anything Goes with an optional theme Congratulations.  So come join in on the fun.  I am entering this card in a few challenges this week as follows:

Challenges4everybody challenge #22 - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #10 - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions Challenge #111 - Birthdays or Anniversary
Marker Pop Challenge #24 - Loving You

Details for this card are:  Digi The Happy Couple The Paper Shelter, DP Love You Madly Glitz Design, flower and bling Prima, ribbon stash.

Copics used:  N0, N2, C1, C3, C5, BV20, E23, E27, E35, E50, E51, E93, Y21, YR21, YR24, YG03, YG17, R00, R81, R83, R85.  Have a crafty day!  Barb

French Country Frame

Thought I would finally post my first project using Graphic 45 French Country paper!  It's a bare frame I found at Goodwill for a buck.  I painted it black and everything else came from my stash.  I have it on a shelf above my cabinets in the kitchen.  I just love these papers.  I am entering this project in a few challenges this week as well.

Make It Monday Challenge #142 - Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door Challenge June 4- June 10 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafts And Me - Something Old

Have a crafty Day!  Barb

Jennie The Scarecrow

I am Guest Designer over at Tuesday Throwdown for the month of June.  This weeks Sponsor is Robyn's Fetish  http://robynsfetish.com/  and the theme at Tuesday Throwdown is embossing.  The digi I am using is called Jennie the Scarecrow.  Details for this card are:  DP Graphic 45 Happy Hauntings, embossing folders Cuttlebug and Tim Holtz wood, Tim Holtz on the fence die, waxy flaxy CTMH, Tim Holtz branch tree die, distress inks black soot and vintage photo.

Copics used:  E30, E33, E35, E37, E93, C1, C3, Y11, Y15, Y17, YR20, Yr21, YR23, YR24, YR27, YR31, YG31, YR11, YG03, YG17, R81, R85, R35, R59.
Have a crafty day!  Barb

Use Gold and Silver

I was invited to join the greeting card challenge team at The Outlawz so I said yes!  Everyday these is a new challenge and today's is the Greeting Card challenge.  The theme is Couples Wedding and Anniversary use gold or silver on your card.  Here is my submission using Graphic 45 LeRomantique paper Sentiment Hereo Arts, ribbon and key stash, butterfly Petaloo, pearls Zva.  The Outlawz is free to join if you'd like to enter. Have a crafty day!  Barb