Sunday, September 14, 2014

Candy Bingo

For a challenge at Gecko Galz you needed to create something using the 4 Bingo cards they provided free.

I wanted to do something with my grandsons so I create a Candy Bingo. I cut a paper bag in 1/2 and put the bingo cards around the bag and then ran 2 of each one out and then bought a bag of fall M&Ms. I called out the numbers and Tyler helped Riley find the numbers and put the M&Ms on the card. Once they got a bingo they could eat the M&Ms. They seemed to really enjoy the game, but wouldn't you if you got some M&Ms to eat.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

New card sketch challenge

This year is flying by so quickly and it is already time for the September card challenge at Stick it Down blog

Here is the sketch:


my take on the sketch


Why not come over and give the sketch a try, who knows you could be the guest DT for the next month.

Monday, September 1, 2014

New recipe & card challenge for Kitchen Keepsakes

I can't believe September is here already, where has the summer gone. It is time for new challenges at Kitchen Keepsake. I hope you will stop over and see all the challenges.

My card challenge is to use embossing powder on your card. I used an embossing folder and then cut out the Christmas trees, added the embossing powder and I wanted to make sure some of the green of the trees showed through. I hope you will give this a try.


The recipe challenge this month is to make your own background paper. I made mine using a shape that I made from the hot glue gun. Once the glue is dry you pick it up and use it on anything you like and you will always have a shape to continue to use time and time again. You can be so creative with this technique.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Christmas Card Challenge

This week's challenge at Christmas Card Challenge blog was to use an image for inspiration. I picked the colors of blue and pink. I made the flowers from left over pink cardstock, the blue swirls was a RAK I received from Suzanne at Kitchen Keepsake and made by Cloud 9, the blue paper was from the Me and my Big Ideas's Papier Cartonne Special and the ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon. If you have never used ribbon from them you really should try some, it is really awesome quality.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Gold Christmas card

The challenge this week at Christmas card challenge was to use embossing, wet or dry. I picked dry and used one of my Cuttlebug embossing folders. Sorry about the photo but gold doesn't photo well.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Some projects from the weekend

I have so much fun playing this weekend.

I used the Madeline collection by Prima to cut out the square using Spellbinders Fleur DeLis Squares die. I used two dies to cut out the center. I laid the biggest one down on the paper and then picked the next size down to lay in the middle of the big die. I fussy cut the top of the card and the flowers from the paper I used to cut out the square. I used Memory Box die to cut out Merry Christmas.


The box that I made was a juice box that I recycled into this beautiful box that I will fill with my cards and give as a Christmas gift.

I opened the box up and covered with paper. Once that was dry, I cut out the doilies and butterflies with my Cheery Lynn dies, the flowers were made using my Spellbinder flower dies. I glued the doilies to the box and then went over the box with Mod Podge to make sure it stayed down. I inked the edges of the flowers and layered them, between the layers I added some lace and fabric that I sprayed with some brown mist. To finish it off I added vines using a Cheery Lynn die and added pearls and some little handmade flowers for fillers. The small filler flowers were made using very small beads that were glued onto florist wire. The closure is something that I have had for several years and not sure who the manufacturer was.


I used Graphic 45s French Country and Farm Fresh by Paper Studio for the papers. I used Cherry Lynn Enchanted Forest die for the borders on the photo and along the left hand side. I used Martha Steward punch between the 2 pieces of paper and for the flowers I used Cherry Lynn Sunflower die to cut out the flowers, just placing the die over the flowers on the French Country paper. The flower package are real ones from flowers just too old to plant.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Christmas Card Challenge

The challenge this week at Christmas Card Challenges was a color scheme.

I used one of my dies to cut out the flower and then backed it with the green. Added the lace at the bottom and also backed that with the green paper.

Thanks for looking.