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Saturday, February 23, 2019

THE OUTLAWZ

Hello My Crafty Friends,
First I want to give a warm welcome to my newest followers.

I want to share a card I made with y'all for a challenge at The Outlawz.
...Products Used...
Digistamp 'Ava' By: Di's Digi Stamps
Marco Raffine Colored Pencils
Darice Embossing Folder 'Mums'
Prima Marketing Distressing Tool - around paper/card
Tim Holtz Distress Oxides 'Worn Lipstick' - around paper/on card
Ranger Ink Blending Tool
Creative Expressions By Sue Wilson Die 'Petite Butterfly'
Tim Holtz Vine Die
Unbranded Frame Die
Flowers and Flatback Gems
E-Z Runner Grand Tape Runner
Tombow Liquid Glue 
Beacon Gem-Tac Glue
White/Pink Cardstock 
Have a great day and thank you for visiting. 
 Happy Crafty Hugs,
Sherry xx

...Challenges Entered...
The Outlawz January Inlinks Challenge - Anything Goes
Send a Smile for Kids - Easter/Spring or Anything Goes Cards Kids Challenge

Friday, February 22, 2019

Colour Crazy Challenge

Hello There Crafty Friends,
I want to let you know about the challenge at...
The theme is always 'Anything Goes'

The wonderful sponsor is 'All Dressed Up Stamps'

...I had fun making this card with the beautiful 'Sight Seeing In Paris'... 
 ...For my card...
I colored the image with colored pencils and used a white gel pen.
Used distress ink around the image, papers and card.
Glued a piece of ribbon across the card with a pearl heart charm on the end.
After taping all the paper in place, I glued the button on.

..Products Used...  
Marco Raffine Colored Pencils
LolliZ 'White' Gel Pen - on the water and sky
Dovecraft Collections 'Sweet Paris' 8"x8" Designer Paper Pack - from a dear friend
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad 'Tea Dye' - used around card/background paper
Ribbon and Pearl Heart Charm - from a dear friend
Button
E-Z Runner Grand Tape Runner
Tombow Liquid Glue
Beacon Gem-Tac Glue
White Cardstock 

I hope you like my card and it gives you some inspiration.  
Thank you for visiting.
Happy Crafty Hugs,
Sherry xx

...Challenges Entered...
Cardz 4 Galz Challenge #90 - Weather (Any Condition)
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #570 - Buttons/Enamel Dots
Creative Moments Challenge #161 - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts Challenge #57 - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
All Dressed Up Stamps FB Challenge - All You Need Is Love

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

CHING-CHOU KUIK INSPIRATION

Hello There My Crafty Friends,
I would like to share a card with you all that I made for an inspiration post at...
Ching-Chou Kuik's Challenge Blog

The Theme is: Valentine’s Day/Love/For Someone Special

...Here it is using the beautiful 'Key Of Love'...
...Products Used...
Digital Image 'Key Of Love' By: Ching-Chou Kuik
Marco Raffine Colored Pencils
KaiserCraft 6.5" 'Kaleidoscope' Paper Pad
Prima Marketing Distressing Tool
Darice 'Doily Frame' Die
Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon
Flatback Pearls
E-Z Runner Grand Tape Runner
Beacon Gem-Tac Glue
Tombow Liquid Glue
White Cardstock

I hope you like my card and it gives you some inspiration.
  
There are many more beautiful images to chose from at...
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/gjzcck
Thank you for visiting.
Happy Crafty Hugs,
Sherry xx

...Challenges Entered...
Crafty Creations Challenge #384 - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #185 - Love is in the Air (Add a Heart)
Scrapy Land Challenge #108 - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday (Polkadoodles) Challenge #8 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart Challenge #237 - Anything Goes

Friday, February 15, 2019

Colour Crazy Challenge

Hello There Crafty Friends,
I want to let you know about the challenge at...
The theme is always 'Anything Goes'

The wonderful sponsor is 'Knitty Kitty Digis'

...I had fun making this card with an image from the 'Balloon Chicken Set'...
 ...For my card...
I colored the image with colored pencils. 
Used distress oxide around the image, papers and card.
Then glued the flowers on.

..Products Used...  
Marco Raffine Colored Pencils
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide 'Faded Jeans' - around image/papers/card
Flowers
E-Z Runner Grand Tape Runner
Beacon Gem-Tac Glue
White/Yellow/Blue Cardstock

I hope you like my card and it gives you some inspiration. 
Thank you for visiting.
Happy Crafty Hugs,
Sherry xx

...Challenges Entered...
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #23 - Must Use a Critter
Classic Design Team Challenge #2 - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge #86 - Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly Challenge #113 - Include an Animal

THE CREATIVE CRAFTERS CHALLENGE #13

Hello There Crafty Friends,
This is my second post today as I want to share something extra for our challenge at...
 The Creative Crafters
 Our theme is always 'Anything Goes'

My 11 yr old granddaughter and I each made a mini album using toilet paper rolls.
Yes you read that right, as that's what I thought at first too, lol. But they are so much fun to make. She and I love to craft together, so this is one more thing on our list of things to do.

We looked at YouTube videos and other sites to get an idea of how they are made. Then came up with our own templates for how to cut the paper and for making the large tags.

...Here's the front of my Toilet Paper Roll Mini Album...
...Here's the inside pages...
...Here's the back...
...Here are some of the tags...
 ...Here's How I Made Mine...
Flatten the toilet paper rolls. 
Then cut paper to fit around the rolls, overlapping a little, even on the ends.
The ends only need a little paper overlap, that part you tuck in and glue down...
It's easier if you cut a short slit on each side of the paper ends that will be tucked in the roll.
The page part needs a little more of a paper overlap, just so that it covers the whole thing.
To cover up the overlap on my pages, I added smaller pieces of papers to make pockets.
You can see the paper overlap on the back but I think it looks fine.
The tags were made by measuring the width and length of the toilet paper rolls...
then cutting a piece of white cardstock the size that will fit inside them.
That was used as a template for all the large tags. 
After cutting the large tags, I cut pieces of the same patterned paper to fit each side.
Note: The next time I will probably make the tags with patterned paper...
although my granddaughter lefts hers white and added distress ink on some and left some for drawing, notes, etc. So that's a good idea too. :)
 I rounded the ends on the bottoms of my tags...but that's not necessary.
Then used the distressing tool around the tags and anything else that I thought needed it, lol.
Next I did the same with the distress ink...on the tags and most everything.
Had my dear hubby punch holes in the tags, then added the hole reinforcement stickers.
I used ribbon lace to bind my book together and on each tag.
The ribbon lace on the tags are tied with twine

...Products Used...
KaiserCraft 6.5" Paper Pad 'Keepsake'
Prima Marketing Distressing Tool - around tags
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad 'Vintage Photo' - around pages/tags
Ranger Ink Blending Tool
Darice Hemp Twine - on all tags and to wrap around button for closing
Darice Tag Dies - for smaller tags
Coffee Stained Vintage Ribbon Lace - this was my mother in law's lace
Different Types Of Dies - you can see on the front and on the pages
Toilet Paper Rolls - 5 of them
Hole Punch - for the large tags
Avery Hole Reinforcements Stickers - on front and back of large tags

Shew, I haven't done this much typing in a long time. I can tell ya that my hands don't like it one bit. But I wanted to let you know how I made my mini album, so it was worth it. :)

If you're interested in seeing my granddaughter's wonderfully created toilet paper roll mini album, please Click Here and be sure to leave a comment for her.
She loves getting comments. :)

I hope you like my mini album and it gives you some inspiration.
Our challenge runs from January 15th to February 8th. 
Come on and join us in the fun!

Thank you for visiting!
Happy Crafty Hugs,
Sherry xx

...Challenges Entered...
Mix It Up Challenge #22 - Anything Goes
The Crafting Challenge - Valentine's Day 
Cardz TV Challenge #83 - Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times Challenge #91 - A Little Shabby Chic
Mini Album Makers February Challenge
A Vintage Journey - Your Hearts Desire Challenge
Creative Artiste Challenge #46 - Anything Mixed Media Goes
A Inky Mess Challenge #27 - Anything Mixed Media Goes
Altered Eclectics Challenge - Always Anything Altered or Mixed Media Goes

THE CREATIVE CRAFTERS CHALLENGE #13

Hi There Crafty Friends,
I want to let you all know that a new challenge starts today at... 
 The Creative Crafters
 Our theme is always 'Anything Goes'

I think 'Molly' is so pretty, just had to make a card with her.
Here's a close up so you can see her glitter better.
...Products Used...
Marco Raffine Colored Pencils
The Paper Studio 4.5"x6.5" 'So-So-Sweet' Paper Pack
Wink Of Stella Glitter Pen 'Clear' - on hair/heart
Prima Marketing Distressing Tool - around sentiment
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide 'Worn Lipstick' - around paper/card/image/sentiment
Ranger Ink Blending Tool
Tim Holtz Vine Die
Unbranded Frame Dies 
Flatback Gems
Flowers
Kokuyo Dotliner Tape Runner
Tombow Liquid Glue
Beacon Gem-Tac Glue
Light Purple/Dark Purple/Green Cardstock

I hope you like my card and it gives you some inspiration.
Our challenge runs from February 15th to March 8th. 
Come on and join us in the fun!

Thank you for visiting!
Happy Crafty Hugs,
Sherry xx

...Challenges Entered...
Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #269 - Always Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge #40 - Include a Heart
Creative Fingers Challenge #157 - Anything Paper Craft Goes
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge - Twist/Say It With Flowers 
Path Of Positivity Challenge #66 - Optional Twist/LOVE

Thursday, February 14, 2019

World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #02

Hello There Crafty Friends,
I have some exciting news I want to share! I was asked to be a DT member for 
Of course I said yes, as I love Julia Spiri's artwork! 
I am so excited and honored that this is my first post!

The theme is "Always Anything Goes"

Our wonderful sponsor is the lovely 'Julia Spiri'

...I love the beautiful 'Spirit Dreamer' and enjoyed making this card...
 ...Products Used... 
Digital Image 'Spirit Dreamer' By: Julia Spiri
Marco Raffine Colored Pencils
KaiserCraft 6.5" 'Fairy Dust' Paper Pad
Tim Holtz Distress Oxides 'Seedless Preserves' - around card/image/papers/butterflies/leaves
Ranger Ink Blending Tool
Unbranded Butterfly Border Die 
Unbranded Vine Die
E-Z Runner Grand Tape Runner
Tombow Liquid Glue 
White/Purple Cardstock 
...Enter our Current Challenge...
https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/
...Our wonderful Sponsor for World Wide...
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JuliaSpiri
...Please support Julia Spiri and visit her Store...
...Come along and join Julia Spiri's Facebook Group...
https://www.facebook.com/groups/stampsbyjuliaspiri/

I hope you like my card and it gives you some inspiration.
Our challenge runs from February 15th to March 12th. 
Come on and join us in the fun!

Thank you for visiting!
Happy Crafty Hugs,
Sherry xx

... Challenges Entered...
Crafty Creations Challenge #384 - Anything Goes 
The Crafty Addicts Challenge #57 - AG/Optional - Valentines Colors
Imagine That Creative Playground Challenge #2 - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #269 - Always Anything Goes
DL.ART February 2019 Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #87 - Anything Goes
The Fairy and Unicorn Challenge - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede Challenge #335 - Anything Goes