Friday, December 19, 2014


Mice - Today's challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity is Chocolate! How exciting is that!

I had a lot of help making these. My 5, 4 and 1 year old grandsons were the mice makers.

The ingredients are: Maraschino cherries with stems (for the tails,) Sliced Almonds (for the ears,) and Chocolate kisses (for the faces,) Then melted chocolate for the "glue."

We made a big mess, but the boys loved doing it. I started out doing this with the 2 older boys and the baby keep coming up to me and saying me. I thought he wanted some of the chocolate kisses, so I keep giving them to him, but he was not eating them. Then I tried giving him a cherry, but that still did not make him happy. 

Then it hit me, He wanted to make them too! He was so adorable dipping the cherries in the chocolate.

Here is the nicer looking ones that we made.

While they are not so pretty, they boys had a wonderful time and they are very tasty too!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

For You

For You - Time for the last challenge of 2014 at Creative Card Crew.  We will be running this challenge for 3 weeks so that we can have some time with our families while we celebrate the birth of our LORD. 

Our challenge is everyone's favorite- Anything Goes!!

My designer paper is Bo Bunny's Woodland Winter Collection.

We are sponsored by A Day For Daisies and they let us use some of their images to play with. This one is Fashion Present.

I colored her with Copics and distress inked the edges with Iced Spruce.

My border die is MB and I added some gemstones to the center of some of the snowflakes.

Here are a few larger SB snowflakes, again with gemstones.

My sentiment is SU and I used some SNS embossing powder on it.

Deconstructing Jen #179 Sketch
Inky Chicks #44 Winter Wonderland
Simon Says Stamp Blog Bling
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog sentiment + Bingo, Die cut - Digi - Bling
Sister Act Card Challenge #87 Anything Goes
Chocolate Coffee Cards #80 Christmas

Monday, December 15, 2014

Winter Beauty

Winter Beauty - This is our last challenge at Seems a Little Sketchy. Sop, sop. I was one of the first designers so I really wanted to keep it going. 

Enough pouting, on to my card.

Here is our final sketch.

My papers are The Paper Studio's Old World Winter, cut with a SB Grand.

My image is Winter Beauty by Stamping Dragon Designs. I loved coloring this image with my Copics. I added some Stickles to the berries and some Prills for the flower centers.

The little pine branches are PTI stamped with Pine Bough distress ink and then I used 3 tiny red pearls for the berries.

Crafty Boots Challenges Christmas
HJC Challenge anything goes
Pinspirational Challenges #130 Photo Inspired
The Paper Shelter #185 Celebration
Crafty Creations Challenges #278 Dies
Fab N Funky Challenges #241 Christmas
Creative Knockouts #67 Tis the Season
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #259 Christmas

Friday, December 12, 2014

Pine Branch

Pine Branch - It is Christmas challenge time at Crafts 4 Eternity.  For my card, I did not use any designer paper. I was letting my grandchildren play with my distress inks and this one was my model. I think it looks like the glow of Christmas lights!!!

My pine branch and pine cone dies are Elisabeth Crafts. I added some red gemstones and some clear sequins.

My sentiment is PTI. 

I hope you enjoyed seeing my Christmas card and that you will hop on over to the Crafts 4 Eternity blog and see what my team mates did.

52 CCT - Any Previous Challenge - October Recipe - One layer card
Open-Minded Crafting Fun #25 Unusual Christmas - Multi-colored background
Pile It On Challenge #49 Christmas
Cupcake Inspirations #289 Cupcake inspired
Corrosive Challenges by Janet #214 Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Challenge #279 Photo Inspired
Love to Create Challenge #145 Non traditional Christmas colors
Crafty Boots Challenges Christmas

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Ice Skating

Ice Skating - Time for a new challenge at Gruffies and Guests. This month we are looking for Blue and Silver creations using a House Mouse, Hopper or Gruffie image.

I used this adore ice skating image, which I colored with Copics. I added a bit of Tumbles Glass and Squeezed Lemonade distress ink on the edges.

I added this sparkly silver ribbon and bow, with a button

I cut my trees using some mirror paper.

Love to Create Challenge #144 Shaped card
House mouse-Challenge #184 Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday #134 buttons and bows
Simon Says Stamp Blog Christmas
4 Crafty Chicks #223 Animals
Moving Along with the Times Christmas Climate

This card made the top 3 at Moving Along with the Times. Yike!

Friday, December 5, 2014


Angel - time for a new challenge at Alphabet Challenge Blog. We are up to V and V is for variety.
3 or more papers or embellishments. I went with 3 designer papers.

I colored this image ages ago and I don't remember who made the image. She is really a cute angel. I colored her with Copics and used the Spicia pen to add some sparkle.

My papers are The Paper Studio's Old World Winter, edged with gold acrylic paint. I added some gemstones.

Christmas Card Challenges #53 Anything Goes
Tuesday Morning Sketches #278 Sketch
Pinspirational Challenges #129 Photo Inspired
Simon Says Stamp Blog Christmas
Crafting for all Seasons #91 Tis the Season
Divas by Design Challenge Festive
Cute Card Thursday #350 Angels
Sister Act Card Challenge #86 Anything Goes


Village - Hello friends. I have a new project for you. I made this supper cute village scene for my design team project for Crafts 4 Eternity. Our challenge this week is Winter Wonderland. 

For my little winter village, I use the die that is in the Tinsel and Tags market kit. I love this little house die. The always turn out so cute. I used the stamps with a variety of  distress inks. Then folded them and added some "ice" Stickles. So fun.

I also used different colors of card stock for the houses. It is surprising how different the inks look on kraft verses white. The kit also had these dies that you can layer up, but I just folded them up to make some scenery for my village.

My grandchild loved seeing this. 

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my fun little village and hope to have you play along with us at Crafts 4 Eternity.

Crazy 4 Challenges #264 Squares - Each house is a little square with a roof.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Party Bird

Party Bird - Time for a new challenge at Creative Card Crew. This fortnight we are looking for birthday cards with a sentiment.

We have 2 great sponsors, Delicious Doodles and Marianne Designs. My image is Delicious Doodles. I colored it with Copics. 

My Designer Paper is Bo Bunny's Lemonade Stand. Sentiment is PTI. I used a die to cut it and some gemstones and feathers. The card is also cut with a SB die.

Love to Create Challenge #144 Shaped card
Paper Take Weekly #84 Anything Goes

Monday, December 1, 2014

Candy Cane Snowman

Candy Cane Snowman - Time for a new sketch at Seems a Little Sketchy!!!

Here is our sketch. I hope you join us. Our challenge runs for 2 weeks and we even have our next sketch posted, just for you!

My image is Snowman, Candy and Holly by Crafty Sentiments, who is one of our sponsors. Our other sponsor is The Robin's Nest. 

My DP is Fancy Pants, Merry Little Christmas paper pad. The image is colored with Copics and I added some chunky glitter for the snow.

My papers were inked with distress ink. I don't remember which color I used.

Creative Knockouts #65 Glitter
Moving Along With the Times Song inspired. Frosty the Snowman
Jingle Belles Rock food or drink
Simply Create Too #75 Snow
My Time to Craft Challenge #269 Snowman
Just us girls Challenge #269 Anything Goes
ABC-Challenge Y for Yuletide
Emerald Faeries #62 Christmas red and green

This card made the top 5 at ABC-Challenge.

Friday, November 28, 2014


Reflections - I am away and having a wonderful time in Orlando, Florida with my grandchildren at Universal Studios. The days have been action packed,  I am exhausted, but wouldn't change a thing!

Through the magic of working ahead and the scheduling my post, all I have to do is tell you about my card.

At Crafts 4 Eternity, our challenge is to have 3 buttons, 3 brads, and 3 gemstones. I was really stumped on this one, then it hit me. 9 of something!

My stamps are PTI for my sentiment.

I used some mirror paper and the only problem with it, is that I could not get a photo of it without having my reflection in it. Do you see my camera? 

I used a SB to make 9 snowflakes and used 3 square  brads, 3 buttons and 3 gemstones in the center of each snowflake.

4 Crafty Chicks #222 die cuts
Southern Girls Challenge #100 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog #120 December Sentiment
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #256 Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #85 Anything Goes
Christmas Blog Challenge dies and punches
Fussy and Fancy Challenge #128 Happy Holidays

Friday, November 21, 2014


Unicorn - It is my double team week again. 2 teams and 2 fun challenges. Can you make 1 project for both challenge blogs also?

Crafts 4 Eternity is Furry Friends. Any furry animal. This challenge is sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs. The prize is 4 digi images.

Alphabet Challenge Blog is a bit more diffecult, U for unicorn. I remembered that I had this fun unicorn image by A Day for Daisies. 

I colored this image with Copics, then placed it inside a recessed card front. I like this style card, but I rarely do it. 

My designer paper is Bo Bunny's Lemonade Stand. My sentiment is PTI and it was punched with SU punches. The die cut word is also PTI. I finished off my card with some gemstones that are scattered around the frame.

ABC-Challenge X for extra special
Cupcake Inspirations #286 Cupcake Inspired
Corrosive Challenges by Janet #212 Girly
Just Inspirational Challenges Frame it
Paper Take Weekly #82 Girly
Clear it Out Challenge Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #183 For a Child
Fab N Funky Challenges #237 Birthday

This card made Sweet 6 at Cupcake Inspirations.
It also make the top 3 at Corrosive Challenges by Janet.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tepee Dreams

Tepee Dreams - Our new challenge at The Sweet Pea Stampers is Thanksgiving. What a fun challenge! After tis one we will be taking a break, so that we can get all of our Christmas preparations done.

My image is Thanksgiving by Regan Kubecek. I colored her with Copics. I really love how the sky line turned out.

My papers are Authentique's Something for all Seasons.

My banner is Stamps for life, stamped with Fired Brick distress ink.

Tuesday Morning Sketches #276 sketch
Open-Minded Crafting Fun #23 Birds
Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog #46 Thanksgiving
Craft Your Passion Challenges #240 Pumpkins or turkeys
Card Mania Challenges #60 digi
Shopping Our Stash #178 Thankful
Pinspirational Challenges #128 photo inspired

Woo Hoo! This card was picked as a favorite by Erin at Open-minded Crafting Fun