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Friday, 20 April 2012

Sponged Flowers

Here is my newest card which I made for 4 challenges:

1) Just Us Girls Challenge # 132 (  This was a technique challenge and required one to sponge a layer.  I found it quite a challenging technique to do but I think the final result was pretty good.

2) The Going Grey with Scrap Creations ( The theme for this week was "April Showers" and of course what do April showers bring but May flowers.

3) The Fab 'N Funky Challenge # 117 ( The theme was lace and pearls.  I have been looking for a place to use that daisy lace and this seemed like the perfect opportunity.  I also used pearls in the centre of the flowers and also in the top left corner.

4) The Sweet Stamping Challenge (  with a theme of Girly but no Pink. 

Thank You Girl

I can't believe I have finally got 20 followers.  I guess it doesn't seem like much to those of you who have hundreds or thousands, but I feel like at least what I am doing is getting seen by some people.

Anyway, here is a card I am presenting for two challenges:

1) The Card Makin' Mamas Challenge ( which was to "Get Girlie"
2) The Stamptacular Challenge # 159 ( This was a "Freebie" or Anything Goes Challenge

Thursday, 19 April 2012

The Musical

This is a new card that isn't for Christmas.  This is the last card that I made for one of my church's choral scholars.  I am entering this card into two challenges:

1) The One Stop Craft Challenge # 178 (  The theme for this challenge was to use three circles
2) The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge # 154 ( This challenge allowed you to use any previous sketch so I chose to use sketch # 80.  Here is a copy of the sketch

And here is my card

It's All About the Presents

This is a card I am entering in the Speedy the Fox and Friends Challenge # 103 ( The theme for this challenge is "rainbows" and it can be either an actual rainbow or the colours of the rainbow.  I chose to go with the colours of the rainbow.  The quilled presents on this card are in all the colours of the rainbow.  I'm sorry that the colours don't show up really well in the photo.  I took the photo at night, so it didn't photograph as well as I would like.

Merry Christmas Flowers

This is a card I made for the ABC "N is for Neutral" ( Challenge .  This was a fun card to make because of the multiple stamping of the sentiment in different attitudes. 

Square Wreath

As you are about to see, I have been on a bit of a Christmas kick this week.  So here is the second of a few posts of Christmas cards made for challenges.

This card was made for Cute Card Thursday Challenge # 213 (  the theme is Metallica.  The metallic elements on this card are the papers used for the wreath and the quilled bells as well as the stickers.  Actually, it's a whole lot of Metallica (LOL)

Beaded Snowflake

His is a card I made for the Moving Along with the Times Challenge # 145. (  The theme this week was Christmas and as I have said before, it it never too early to start on Christmas.  This is a card I made to give to my niece (I really hope she doesn't read this blog!!).  I love the tiny clothespin with the string of beads hanging from it. I play with beads all the time to make jewellery, so it is fun to add them to my cards, too.  Plus, thanks to my friend Betty for the loan of the snowflake embossing folder.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Happy Anniversary

I made this card for  a few different challenges.  I love doing cards with Butterflies, I think they are such beautiful creatures and there are so many different options available.

1) Going Grey with Scrap Creations Challenge # 109 ( The theme this week is spring and I always think that butterflies are the epitome of spring.
2) The PolkaDoodles Week 15 Challenge ( theme was "Pretty in Pink"
3) Cute Card Thursday Challenge # 212 ( This challenge also had a spring theme
4) The Pink Elephant Challenge # 144 ( This was a colour inspiration using a photo and here is the photo

And here is the photo of my card:

A Trip to France

I made this card for the Moving along with the Times Challenge # 144 ( ). The theme for this week was Shabby Chic/Vintage.  I chose to go with the Vintage theme.  I was really lucky to find this sticker and overlay set with the images from France.  So then I chose to quill an Eiffel Tower.  I hope you like it.

The Sky's the Limit

this is the card I made for the other male choral scholar at my church.  It also fits for the Colour Create Challenge # 94 ( The colours for this challenge were blue, yellow and white (in case you couldn't figure that out LOL).

Kelsey's Roses

Hi everyone,  I made this card for my niece Kelsey to give to her best friend for her wedding.  The roses are made using a technique I was taught by a local quiller that uses a variety of templates to make the shapes necessary to make the roses.  I don't make them very often because they are very time consuming.  However, for this special card I thought they were warranted.

The card is also being used for The Shabby Tea Rooms Challenge # 110 (  The theme this week was Beautiful Roses and the colours were pink, neutrals and aqua.  I think the green of my leaves is slightly more green than aqua but I hope you will accept it.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Sailing Away

I made this card for two challenges.  They are:

1)The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge # 181 ( challenge was to make a Man's card.
2) Our Creative Corner "Boys and their Toys" Challenge (  In my opinion all "boys" love toys and the bigger the better.  A sailboat seems to fit that idea.

Beaded Robins

Here is the card I made for the Totally Papercrafts Challenge # 112 (  I made this as a Christmas card (I love doing Christmas cards all year long so I don't have to make so many when I am busy with other things) but it could be used as a general card.  I just realized that I could have added Santa Hats onto the Robins but I didn't think about it.  I hope you like it.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

All Dressed Up

Here is the newest card that I have made.  It meets the criteria for several challenges:
1) Crafts and Me Challenge # 79 ( The challenge this week is to use a 3D element.  On my card the flower is 3D.  Actually, it is soooo 3D that my sister wondered how you would get the card in an envelope!
2) The Paper and Such CAS challenge (
3) The Totally Papercrafts Challenge # 111 ( This was a "bingo" challenge.  I used one of the diagonal lines which was the three colours: blue, lilac and pink.
4) Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge # 127 ( This was also a CAS challenge
5) The Just Us Girls Challenge # 131 ( This was a sketch challenge and here is what the sketch looked like

And here is my card

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Checkered Heart

Here is a card I made for the April challenge at Stamp School ( The challenge was a photo inspiration with the following colours: pink, green and white.  I added black because I think it made the card stand out more.

By the way, Stamp School is looking for people to enter their challenges, so go check it out!

I created the checkered background by weaving quilling paper. I cut out a heart shape opening on a square of card stock and layered the woven paper behind the opening.  Then I made the spiral roses and cut the leaves by hand.  For the stems I used think floral wire that is covered with green tape.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

For God So Loved the World

I made this card to give to my Minister for Easter.  How convenient that I had a few Easter themed challenges to create a card for, also (LOL).  All three of these challenges were Easter challenges.  In case you can't read the sentiment it says "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16  The colour is not really clear in the picture but it is a black and white card with only a few tiny hits of colour.

1) The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge # 180 (
2) The Crafty Cardmakers Challenge # 65 (
3) Card Makin' Mamas Easter Challenge (

Sweets for the Sweet

Here is a card I made for multiple challenges.  I die cut the circles for the lollipop and then glued them together into the spiral shape.  I stamped the word "Sweets" using a masking technique to cover the other part of the stamp that said "Tweet" (not so appropriate for the image).  Here are the challenges this card is being used for:

1) Cute Card Thursday Challenge # 211 ( The theme for this challenge was "Candy"
2) Sweet Stampin' Challenge ( The theme this week was to use die-cuts and/or doodles.  I am not a good doodler, so I just stuck with the die-cuts
3) One Stop Craft Challenge # 177 ( ). The theme was Pastels and die-cuts.
4) The Allsorts Challenge # 149 ( The theme was a Colour Bingo.  I stuck with the top line of the bingo which was "Green", "Ribbon/Lace", and "Pink".
5) The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge # 153 ( challenge this week was to use any previous sketch.  I used the sketch from challenge # 81.

Holly Noel

Today I am presenting the card I made for the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge # 5 ( The challenge this week was to use your favorite colour combination.  I don't know that I actually have just ONE favorite colour combo but one combo I do love to use is pink and green.  I used a holly stamp and individually colored the berries and the holly.  I drew the letters using a technique I developed that I call the negative reverse.  Then I used rain dots for the dots on the letters.  I hope you like it.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Negative Flowers

I made this card for two challenges.  I really enjoyed making this card because it was interesting to make the flowers negative.  It made it much more challenging to punch out the flower shapes.  I also like the fact that the embossing, the patterned paper, and the flowers mirror each others

1) Fab 'N Funky Challenges # 115 ( ). Their theme for the week is embossing.
2) The Papertake Weekly Challenge # 63 ( This was an "Anything Goes" challenge

Into the Spider's Lair

I made this card for two challenges.I made this card for my sister to give to a friend who loves spiders (such a weird thing to love, she has earrings and decorations and who knows what else, very strange but I am happy to indulge her

1)  Paper and Such Challenge ( The challenge this week was to made a card and a matching envelope.  Funny, I always used to make matching envelopes but I haven't done so lately.  So, it was really fun to make an envelope to match.
2) Simon Says Stamp Challenge ( The challenge for this week was to use your favorite tool.  Well, I don't suppose I have to tell anyone who knows anything about me that my favorite to is A QUILLING TOOL.  So, I quilled the little spiders.

The Welcome Gate

Here is my card for the Crafts and Me Challenge # 78 ( ). The theme for this challenge was Butterflies and Bows.  It is a pretty simple card, but sometimes it is nice to make a CAS card.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Why Did the Easter Egg Hide?

I made this card for a whole BUNCH of challenges.  I was really having fun figuring out a way to combine them all.  Quite a few are for Easter but then there were those other ones to work in.  LOL

Here are the various challenges for which this card fits the theme:
1) The Sweet Stamping Challenge (  The theme was Easter and there was also an optional sketch which I chose NOT to use
2) Charisma Cardz Challenge # 12 (  The theme was Easter
3) Cute Card Thursday Challenge # 210 ( The theme was Happy Easter
4) Delightful Challenges (  The theme was Easter
5) Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge # 125 (  The challenge was to use a digital image.  I actually used 2 digital images.  The first was the Easter Egg which was from DigiThis.  The second was the chick in the egg and it came from Beyond the Fringe.
6) Totally Papercrafts Challenge # 110 ( The theme was Easter.
7) The Allsorts Challenge # 148 ( The theme was a photo inspiration and I used the Easter Eggs in the photo for my inspiration.
8) The One Stop Craft Challenge # 176 ( ). The theme was Easter.
9) The Our Creative Corner Challenge ( This was a colour and inspiration challenge.  The colour theme was "How Green is Your Spring" and in the photo there was a selection of candies.  All the candies made me think of Easter Eggs and so that was my inspiration.
10) The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge # 179 ( The challenge was to make a shaped card.
11) The Digital Tuesday Challenge # 154 (  The theme is Easter.

Spring Birds

I made this card for 2 different challenges.  They are:

1) The Come and Get it Challenge (
The theme was spring.

2) The Truly Scrumptious Challenge # 77 ( The challenge was to use lace.

The panel with the birds is actually an amazing sticker that I found and couldn't resist.  And then I found the quotation and everything just fit together.  In case you can't read the sentiment it says:

It's nearly here! It's coming fast! The Robins will appear at last
Oh wondrous joy! I too shall sing! And join in nature's "Song for Spring" 


Torn Flowers

I made this card for this weeks Shabby Tearoom Challenge # 108 ( The theme was homemade flowers.  The flowers for this card were made by tearing handmade paper into each individual petal.  To assist in the shape of the petals I painted a small amount of water using a template which allowed the paper to be torn easily.  The I brushed the edge of each petal with glue and dipped it into glitter.  I apologize that the colours don't show up well in this picture.  The actual card was yellow and blue.


Here is my card for The Pink Elephant # 142 ( ). The challenge this week is to make a clean and simple card. Personally, I think the chocolates look good enough to eat.

Monday, 2 April 2012

Flowers in the Round

I made this card for the Digital Tuesday Challenge # 153 ( The theme for this week was to use your favorite colours.  I love both the colours purple and blue.  So here is my card using primarily these two colours.  I paper pieced the stamped flowers.  For the frame I used 3 layers or punched flowers.

Sew Much Fabric, Sew Little Time

I made this card for my sister to give to a friend of her's who sews all the time.  It is also my card for the Cupcake Craft Challenge # 186 (  The theme was "The Sewing Box" and you were supposed to use something that would be seen in a sewing box. I really enjoyed making the little quilled strawberry pin cushion and also fabricating the spools of thread.  The buttons were just plain wooden buttons that I used ink to colour.

Moving Santa

I made this card for the Stamping Sisters in Christ Challenge # 133 ( The theme this week was to make an interactive card with some sort of motion.

Now, I know this is a Christmas Card but it is never to early to get working on your Christmas crafts (tee hee hee).  Actually, I participate in a few Christmas challenge blogs just so I can do that.  So here is my moving santa card.  The arms and legs are on a slider so that they move up and down.

By the way, I have a question for those of you who come to my blog regularly.  Do you want me to put more details into how I made my cards?  I am more than happy to do that, but I kind of figure most of you are regular card crafters and can probably figure it out for yourselves.  But if I get a few replies that want more detail, then I will start adding more details.

Soft Bouquet

This is the card I made for the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge # 157 (  The theme this week is "Playing with Pastels" and all the colours had to be pastel.

I made this image by inking my stamp and stamping it a few times before I stamped the actual image.  That way I  got it too look really soft, which was exactly the look I was going for.

Wedding Rings

Here is my card for the Speedy the Fox and Friends Challenge # 101 (  The challenge this week was to create a square card.

I love this little couple on the square card.  It was a LOT of fun getting the wedding rings to stay the way I wanted them to.  But I think the result was worth all the trouble.  I hope you think so too.


This card is being submitted for the  challenges Colour Create Challenge Blog # 93  (  The colours for this week are Deep Purple, Bright Green, and Creams.  I love making quilled ballerinas. I have several friends whose daughters have taken ballet, so I have had lots of opportunities to make ballerinas.  I hope you like this little girl. 

Happy Baathday to Ewe

Well, I am on a roll here so I am going to be posting a few different cards in the next day or so.

I am also delighted to say that I won an "Honourable Mention" for my entry to the Shabby Tearoom Challenge - the post called "Butterflies, Butterflies, Butterflies" is the card I won for.

So, this card is only for one challenge.  It is the Moving Along with the Times Challenge ( for Challenge # 142 and the theme is "Cute and Cuddly"  Well, I can't think of anything cuter that a little lamb, so here is my card.