Thursday, March 27, 2014

With All My Heart

Hi all, I have a card that I want to share with you. It's one that I made awhile back and have been meaning to post it, but just haven't gotten it done. Well tonight is the night. I made this card for my hubby for Valentine's Day and I just love how it turned out.
The word art is from Nana Vic's...isn't it fabulous? It comes in a set so you get more than just this one. The dp that is red with black hearts is from Jennifer Scraps Valentine's Day Paper that I got as a freebie. And the Hugs and kisses dp was a freebie from Create with TLC. I made the black and red flowers with scraps I had and added a little red flower in the middle of the white one and added stickles to it (unfortunately the stickles kind of glooped out and I ended up with more on it than I wanted.) and added a small black pearl in the center. The white pearl swirls were from my stash and I punched out the corner hearts with a corner punch (sorry no name on it to share with you). And then a took my red glitter pen and outlined the heart in the middle of the flourishes. I also added some little red button hearts that I had given to me, to the pearl swirls.

Thanks for popping in...hugs ~ Charlene

Challenges Entered:

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Easter Wishes

Hi all, it's time for another mid challenge posting for Digistamps4Joy. Our challenge this fortnight was chosen by my wonderful teamie Annie and she has chosen Vintage. Now I don't know about all of you, but Vintage is a real challenge for me lol. I love the look of vintage cards but didn't think I actually had the knack for them. But, I think I might have actually done it for this one. 

I chose to use the image The Empty Cross for an Easter card that I wanted to make for my parents. And this is what I came up with. 
The sentiment in the oval is from by John Bratton
The sentiment on the bottom is from Papercraft Memories and says

When Jesus rose to new life,
     He brought us a promise...
     a promise to be with us always.
     And you can be sure that
     He is watching over you this Easter...
     Just as He has always taken care of those he loves.

     Have A Blessed Easter
So now it's your turn to show us what you got. Just head on over to our Challenge Blog and check out the rules and what fabulous prizes we have to win. And while you're there, check out the fab creations that my teammates have come up with, you'll be glad you did. 

Thanks for popping in ~ Charlene

Supplies Used: 
CS: Bazzil
DP: From my stash
Flowers: From my from friends (thanks Tee and Lady Anne)
Pearl strings: From my stash (thanks mom)
Small Butterfly punch: EK Success
Large Butterfly Die: Memory Box Isabella Butterfly and Pippi Butterfly
Oval: Nestibilities Floral Ovals
Square: Labels One Small
Corner Die: Memory Box Medera Corner
Vine Die: Memory Box Savannah Border
Image colored with: Crayola Pencil Crayons, oms and gold felt pen
Paper for sentiment in oval: Vellum

Challenges Entered: 

Great Impressions Challenge: March - Spring Celebrations(Easter)
That Craft Place Challenge: Flowers and/or Mother's Day (Flowers) 
Sentimental Sundays: Challenge #199- Flowers Springtime (Flowers)
ColourQ: Challenge #234 
Creative Moments: Challenge #39- Anything Goes; Twist: Things with wings (my 2 butterflies)
Hobbybrook Designer Challenge: Time For Spring Challenge  
DCC326: Things With Wings
The Paper Shelter: Challenge #151- Spring Delights
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Animals
Whimsy Stamps: Challenge #69 - Easter, Bunny's, Chicks, etc.
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #125- Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday: Challenge #28- Anything Goes
TTCRD: March 25-31 Challenge - Anything Goes

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Have a "Blooming Good" Day

Oh man, have you ever had one of those days? You know the one's where the day seems to be going by so slowly and then bam! Time speeds up into hyper drive. That seems to be what happened to me today. Got onto my computer tonight after dinner and started catching up with emails and downloading cards onto my facebook page and the next thing you know it's after 11 and I haven't gotten my posting done for Digistamps4Joy's New Release Sunday.

Margy has come up with some totally adorable images for this Sunday's Release and us lucky DT members were given 2 of them! We could make a card with one or both of them. Well my inspiration seems to have taken a walk about (I would love to go to Australia so I figure that my inspiration just went there without me) so I only managed to do one. I chose to make a card with the image "New Home" and omg it is just the sweetest thing. I started out with a sketch from Stampin Royalty
Then chose my color scheme from this weeks Tuesday Color Challenge at The Outlawz, picked by Ursula
And this is what I came up with
Now is that just not the sweetest little mouse peaking out from that ol' boot? I used up some dp from my stash (bits and pieces), Close to Cocoa cs from SU and Close to Cocoa ink to distress my image and sentiment. I colored the image with my Crayola pencil crayons and oms and added the flower and gem swirls (bought at my local dollar store). The edge punch is from Martha Stewart (sorry I don't know the name because I got it second hand) and I used another Martha Stewart border punch to make the leaves (just cut them off the stem). Added a bit of green Recollections stickles to the leaves and it was done :D

I hope that you will head on over to our Challenge Blog and check out the rest of the new releases and the fabulous creations that my team mates have made to inspire you.

Thanks for visiting ~ Charlene

Challenges Entered:

The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge:  March 18, 2014
Challenges 4 Everybody: Challenge #39 - Anything Goes
Come and Get It Challenges: Easter/ Spring (Spring)
Hobby Cutz Challenges: Challenge #40 - Girly But No Pink
Lacy Sunshine Challenge: Challenge #29- Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time: Challenge #205- For the Woman in your Life
Scribble and Scrap: Challenge #14- Always Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays: Challenge #199 - Flowery Springtime

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Digistamps4Joy New Release

It's time for our New Releases again at Digistamps4Joy and again Margy has outdone herself with these new images. The image that I chose to play with this time is called Daffodil. Now where I live in British Columbia, there is an area called Bradner that calls itself the "self proclaimed Daffodil Capital of Canada". Whether it is the daffodil capital of Canada is anyone's guess, but we do have a heck of a lot of daffodil's here...over 400 different varieties. But, I'm getting off track here, as usual lol. So here's what I came up with...
The dp is a freebie digital paper that I got from Dana's Inspirations. The teal and yellow cs is from SU and the sentiment is from Bird's Cards. The corners are done with my ticket punch from SU and the butterfly die is from Memory Box. The flowers, ribbon and leaves are from my stash and the vine is called Savannah Border. I colored the image with my crayola pencils crayons and oms. The edge punch is by Martha Stewart (not sure of the name of the punch as I got it second hand).

I hope that you will head on over to our Challenge Blog and check out the other wonderful images that Margy has drawn up to tantalize your imagination. And while you're there check out the fab creations that my team mates have come up with...and maybe check out our current challenge. 

Thanks for dropping by ~ Charlene

Challenges Entered:
The East Wind Challenge Blog: 2nd Challenge - Spring  
Challenges 4 Everybody: Challenge #39- Anything Goes
Laurelcraft-Dragonfly Dreams: Challenge #3-Up in the air
Lacy Sunshine Challenge: Challenge #29 - Anything Goes
That Craft Place Challenge: Flowers and/or Mother's Day(Flowers)

Friday, March 14, 2014

A Birthday Wish for Dad

Hi all, today starts a new challenge at Crafty Catz and Digistamps4Joy is the sponsor... and guess what...I'm the GD for it! The theme for the challenge is "Boys and their toys" and Margy has just come out with the perfect image for this challenge. The image is called Dad's Austin.
See what I mean? Perfect for a boys and their toys theme. I colored the image with my crayola pencil crayons and oms, fussy cut it out and then attached it to some olive colored cs from SU that had been dry embossed with a Happy Birthday folder from Cuttlebug. I used an older sketch from Filipino Scrapbookers for my layout.
I hope that you will join us over at Crafty Catz and take part in this great challenge.

Thanks for looking ~ Charlene

Supplies used:

CS - SU Olive
DP - From my stash
Embossing folder: Happy Birthday by Cuttlebug
Rhinestones: From my stash
Corner Punch by Martha Stewart (sorry don't know the name)
Die Cut around Sentiment: By Spellbinders
Circle Die Cute: By Spellbinders

Challenges Entered:

Designs By Lisa Somerville: Bloggers Challenge - Happy Birthday
Craft for the Craic: March Challenge - Something that includes Green
Craftitude: Challenge #60 - Anything Goes/Add a little Green
Delicious Doodles: Challenge #79 - Mainly Green for St. Patrick's Day
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: Challenge #109 - Birthdays
Patty's Creations: Challenge #70 - Green for St. Patrick's Day

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Birthday Wishes

Hi all, it’s time again for our half point reminder for our challenge over at Digistamps4Joy. Now if you would like to go and get yourself a drink and get comfy, that’s fine, but I don’t think this post will be long enough to warrant it…of course this is me so I could be wrong lol. 

The challenge this fortnight is to create a birthday card or project. Now since I missed out on making something with the Freebie from last Friday, I figured this challenge would work perfectly for it. I started out with the idea of making a nice card for my sister in law for her birthday, but that idea kinda went south as I started picking papers and layouts, etc. so it is now a card for a male.  The image I used is called LakeMalawi and it is such a pretty image that I hope I did it justice.

I masked the land part of the image so that I could sponge the sky with my SU ink pads. The rest of the image I colored with my Crayola Pencil crayons and oms. The layout is one that I found at Repeat Impressions.

So now it’s your turn. Pop on over to our challenge blog and check out what the rest of my team mates have come up with to inspire you. And then we hope to be able to come to your blogs and check out the wonderful creations you have chosen to share with us. You can find our rules and the list of prizes also on our Challenge Blog.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Charlene

Supplies Used:

Image: Lake Malawi by Digistamps4Joy
Sentiment: Nana Vic’s
CS: Bazzil
DP: Paperhouse Productions – Seascape
Ink for sponging: SU Bashful Blue and Brocade Blue
Ribbon: SU(unfortunately there is no color given on it) and thinner ribbon from Offray.
Memory Box Whimsy Circle
Charm from my stash

Challenges Entered:

Crafts Galore Encore: March Challenge - Use a Stamp or Digital Stamp 
Crafts And Me: Challenge #146 - Anything Goes 
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper: March Challenge - Anything Goes 
DPDC 44: Anything Goes 
Flat Friends Challenge: Challenge #18 - Cards 4 Men 
Just For Fun Challenge Blog: March Challenge - Anything Goes 
Lady Bug Crafts: March Challenge - Anything Goes 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Freebie Friday at Digistamps4Joy

Hi all, it's the first Friday of the month and you know what that's Freebie Friday at Digistamps4Joy and has Margy every got a fabulous image for you. Unfortunately I didn't have time to make a card this time, but I just had to show you what she is offering because you really don't want to miss this one.
The image is called Lake Malawi and you can get it for free all weekend long at the Digistamps4Joy Store. Now how fabulous is that? You do have to sign up at the store, but don't worry, that's free too! So what are you waiting for? And while you're looking around, why don't you pop by our Challenge Blog to see the fab creations that my team mates have come up with?

Thanks for popping by ~ Charlene