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Monday, January 25, 2016

Cozy Holiday Wishes with a New Challenge at Get Creative

First, I would like to let you know that I have had to step-down from all of my Design Team Posts as my eye issues have gotten worse. I have Ocular Myasthenia Gravis and I was in the ER last weekend due to issues and the pressure and pain are still there. It has been hard to do my projects, remark on posts even with having increased my font size to 150 percent but it still hurts to read and craft. It was with a heavy heart I needed to make the decision to step down at this time.

With that being said, here is my last and final post for Get Creative and I want to welcome to the new challenge at Get Creative!!! This is a Challenge Blog with this week's challenge theme - fantasy with the fabulous sponsor Nikki Burnette.


I fell in love with her mermaid stamp, Edeline and the whole time as I was coloring her and I couldn't decide what she should be card-wise. But after a consultation with the Stickles Fairy and a beautiful coordinating piece of paper from my stash, yes, you guessed it - she became a Christmas card!!!!



RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • card measures 5.5 x 7 inches using Recollections cardstock
  • background is from my stash
  • Edeline is colored with Copic R20, Prisma Markers, Prisma Colored Pencils, Whisper Markers, gel pen accents and of course Stickles
  • fussy cut part of my image and chalked a background on the remainder 
  • sentiment, "Sending Cozy Holiday Wishes your way " had been from Create with TLC  Winter Club 2015 was chalked around the edges 
  • lace beading trim from my stash with Darice satin edged organza ribbon and bow
  • sentiment, "The Magic of Christmas never ends and it's greatest of gifts are family and friends" had been from Create with TLC  Winter Club 2015 was chalked around the edges and mounted on scraps matching the front of card

I thank you for stopping by and visiting today. Don't forget to showcase your project on Get Creative Challenges and enter in the Challenge!!!!! I can't wait to see your creations! 

I appreciate and love reading your comments . . is your comment the next one I read??? 

Much love, hugs, and friendship
Lynne 

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Celebrate Life Midway Reminder for Quirky Crafts Challenge

It's not too late to enter your project at  Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog. I'm here with my midway project as a gentle reminder that the theme is "Celebrate" where you need to have the word "Celebrate" somewhere on you card or project. 

With this all being said, I can't wait to show you my DT project with this cute little bear cross-stitching. Ok, those who know me really well, know that I want to break out in song with Kool and the Gang but first let me share with you my card!!! 

For my project, I chose to use Digi Blessings at Stitchy Bear Sewing Mends the Soul. With my love of the "needle-arts" this became the purrfect image for me to use for my card.


RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • card measures 5.5 x 7 inches with Recollections card stock and scraps for background 
  • white scraps added as a border using Martha Stewart Eyelet Border Punch
  • image was colored using Copic R20, Prisma Colored Pencils, Whispers Markers,  and gel pen accents 
  • ribbon is from my stash which was wrapped around the background and then tied into a bow
  • word "Celebrate" was faux stitched on the little sampler the bear is doing
  • sentiment, "Happy Birthday! Congratulations on being born" had been from Create with TLC chalked around the edges 
  • "Made for You" silver heart charm is from Miriam's Crafting Supplies
  • heart buttons on the side are from my stash of buttons
  • Queen & Co. pearls were used for the pin heads
  • cupcake paper with EK cupcake border punch was used on the inside of my card with of course Stickles accents
  • sentiment, "If you lick the FROSTING off a cupcake, it becomes a MUFFIN And muffins are healthy! Celebrate today with a cupcake!" had been from Create with TLC was chalked around the edges, Stickle dots in the corners and mounted on a dark pink

I thank you for stopping by and visiting today. Don't forget to visit and enter your project at Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog I can't wait to see your creations!

. . . and you just knew that I had to post this - ready, set, sing and follow the bouncing cupcakes:

I appreciate and love reading your comments - is your comment the next one I read??? If you have any questions, you can contact me at hercraftiness@gmail.com.


Much love, hugs, and friendship

Rag Doll Made with Love Valentine for New Challenge at 613 Avenue Create

Welcome!!!!! It's a new challenge at 613 Avenue Create  where it's always anything goes with and optional twist: Today, January 17th, is the First Lady Michelle Obama's birthday! When the Design Team Leaders hear Michelle Obama, they think of style and elegance. Thus the optional twist is to create a stylish and elegant card or creation.  

The fabulous sponsors are:
winner receives three (3) images 
or one digital set of choice

Beccy's Place Digital Designs by Beccy Muir
My paper obsession began with scrapbooking in the later 1990's and has since evolved into card-making and digital drawing. There were a few years of decorative painting, teddy bear making and silk ribbon embroidery mixed in there too. I still dabble in each of those crafts (and many others) from time to time but I generally gravitate toward paper, which I find versatile and forgivinging.

I started "doodling" little designs for cards back in 2009, which is when I started  my blog and began sharing my images with other Cardies. From there I progressed to my very own online store selling digital drawings for cards and other paper craft projects. Some of my images have now been made into rubber stamps by the wonderful http://www.beccysplace.blogspot.com/ at Sparkle N Sprinkle. These days you can usually find me "hanging out over on my blog, www.beccysplace.blogspot.com

For my project, I fell in love with Beccy's Place, Rag Doll with Love, and just knew I wanted to make a Valentine's Day card for Lily. But the question, was how to make her "stylish and elegant". After a few choice words and several creative chats with Miss Kimberly Pate, we came up with as being Lily (who is 4 years old) loves glitter and of course is very stylish - what 4 year old doesn't love glitter and is stylish along with some bling - really now?? I had the Stickle Fairy come work her magic on my card along with pearls down the front of her dress and a button flower for her hat - rag doll "be styling"!!!!



RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • size A2 card with Recollections pink cardstock with scraps for the background where the hearts on the crown paper had Stickles added
  • Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Border punch with scraps added to the side - now, isn't that just stylish?
  • Ragdoll was colored using Copic R20, Prisma Colored Pencils, Whispers Markers, gel pen and Stickles accents 
  • Queen & Co. white pearls added as the buttons on front of dress
  • button from my stash adorns her hat and of course more Stickles was added to the center
  • JoLee heart sticker on the bottom right corner
  • Darice & Co. Conversation Heart Puff Sticker
  • sentiment, "I love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck" had been from Create with TLC January/February 2015 Club was chalked around the edges mounted a Valentine paper scrap  

I thank you for stopping by and visiting today. Don't forget to visit and enter your project at 613 Avenue CreateI can't wait to see your creations!

I appreciate and love reading your comments - is your comment the next one I read??? If you have any questions, you can contact me at hercraftiness@gmail.com.


Much love, hugs, and friendship

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

I Believe in the Magic of Kindness with a New Challenge at Create and Inspire

It's a new challenge at Create and Inspire - Are you ready to "create" with us??? The fabulous sponsor for this challenge is Lacy Sunshine.

My daughter has always loved unicorns and now her daughter, Lily, loves unicorns!!! When I saw Lacy Sunshine's Rory Christmas Unicorn, I just knew it was the image I wanted to create with!!!


RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • size A2 card using Recollection card stock with scraps for background
  • background of Rory Christmas Unicorn was colored using chalks to coordinate with background paper
  • Rory Christmas Unicorn was colored using Chalks, Copic R20, Prisma Colored Pencils, Whisper Markers with gel pen accents and of course Stickles accents and chalked around the edges
  • snowflake puff stickers were added with a rhinestone in the center
  • sentiment, "I believe in the Magic of Kindness" is from Create with TLC Winter Club punched with 2.5-inch Fiskars Circle punch and chalked around the edges mounted on matching paper to the front


  • Now, it's your turn to create for the challenge - I can't wait to see your creative inspirations!!!!

I thank you for stopping by and visiting today.  I appreciate and love reading your comments . . is your comment the next one I read??? If you have any questions or need to contact me, I can be reached at hercraftiness@gmail.com

Much love, hugs, and friendship
Lynne

Friday, January 8, 2016

Cocoa Mug Pals with Candy Cane "Chaser" Stirrer with 2 Creative Chicks Challenge

WHOOPIE!!!!! I'm one of the newest members of 2 Creative Chicks. Here is my very first Design Team Project using Treasure Box Designs Mug Pals Christmas and Winter that not only holds hot cocoa with a peppermint candy cane chaser (aka stirrer) but also works great as a gift card holder!!!!



. . . there is also a Santa version which I just want to share with you also:


RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • used Treasure Box Designs Mug Pals Christmas and Winter cut using Make the Cut
  • Recollections card stock with scraps for the cut images and then chalked around the edges
  • of course, I had to add blush and eyelashes along with that white dot in their eyes
  • the snowman has a glittery snowflake sticker in center of the snowflake
  • did I mention that I used STICKLES on the Snowman's hat to add some "glittery" snow???
I thank you for stopping by and visiting today. Don't forget to visit and enter your project at

Challenge #1
Starts January 1, 2016
Ends January 31, 2016
click here to link up!

I appreciate and love reading your comments - is your comment the next one I read??? If you have any questions, you can contact me at hercraftiness@gmail.com.


Much love, hugs, and friendship

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

New Beginnings - New Baby - New Challenge with Creative Moments

WHOOPIE!!!!! I'm one of the newest members of Creative Moments. Here is my very first Design Team Project with the theme "New Beginnings"!!! Well, it is a New Year, my first Design Team post which is a new beginning, my divorce is final which is another new beginning, and I will be changing my name which is another new beginning for me. Ok, don't get too excited as it's nothing that drastic; but I will be returning to my maiden name!!!!! See, lots of new beginnings.

The fabulous sponsor for this challenge is:


With this all being said, I can't wait to show you my DT project with the theme being that of "New Beginnings"! To me, one of the most important new beginnings is a new baby!!!!



For my project, I chose to use Unicorn Balloon as what's not to like about unicorns and for a new little one if it were a little girl, it's purrfect!!!!

RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • size A2 card with Recollections card stock with scraps for background 
  • Unicorn Balloon was colored using Copic R20, Prisma Colored Pencils, Whispers Markers, gel pen accents and of course STICKLES!!!!
  • Darice 1/8-inch ribbon tied in bow with baby buggy charm from Miriam's Crafting Supplies
  • sentiment, "May the Laughter and Cries of your New Little One be Music to Your Ears", is from Create with TLC chalked around the edges
  • sentiment, "CONGRATULATIONS! It's a Mini You" had been from Create with TLC chalked around the edges mounted on scraps with scraps matching the front using Martha Stewart Eyelet Border Punch with Stickles accents 

I thank you for stopping by and visiting today. Don't forget to visit and enter your project at Creative Moments I can't wait to see your creations using the theme, New Beginnings!

I appreciate and love reading your comments - is your comment the next one I read??? If you have any questions, you can contact me at hercraftiness@gmail.com.


Much love, hugs, and friendship

Monday, January 4, 2016

Celebrate with New Challenge at Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog

WHOOPIE!!!!! I'm one of the newest members of Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog. Here is my very first post and granted it is late due to my having Shingles which affected my eyes and caused blurred vision.

With this all being said, I can't wait to show you my DT project with the theme being that of "CELEBRATE"! Ok, those who know me really well, know that I want to break out in song with Kool and the Gang but first let me share with you my card which of course is one of my favorite to create with - Alice in Wonderland!!! 

For my project, I chose to use Crafty Girls Creations at Stitchy Bear Wonderland Cake. I fell in love with this image and what's not to love with the Cheshire Cat with his grin donning the Mad Hatter's Hat!!!! Did I mention that I have a birthday this month and I sure would love a cake "in this style"!!!!


RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • card measures 5.5 x 7 inches with Recollections card stock with Recollections Black and White Stack for background 
  • Wonderland Cake was colored using Copic R20, Prisma Colored Pencils, Whispers Markers,  and gel pen accents and I outlined the image (gee, I don't know whether I like outlining or not but sometimes it just screams, "I need it!"
  • film strip was cut using EK Film Strip border punch using black Recollection Card Stock
  • ribbon is from my stash which was wrapped around the background and then tied into a bow
  • word "Celebrate" was cut using the built-in alphabet on my Cricut E-2 and red Recollection card stock
  • sentiment, "It's your birthday! Time to par-tee!!!" had been from Create with TLC chalked around the edges mounted on a red scrap and then matching background paper from the front 

I thank you for stopping by and visiting today. Don't forget to visit and enter your project at Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog . I can't wait to see your creations!

. . . and you just knew that I had to post this - ready, set, sing and follow the bouncing cake:

I appreciate and love reading your comments - is your comment the next one I read??? If you have any questions, you can contact me at hercraftiness@gmail.com.


Much love, hugs, and friendship

Sunday, January 3, 2016

"Just Peeking In . . . " with a New Challenge at 613 Avenue Create

It's a new challenge at 613 Avenue Create  where it's always anything goes with and optional twist: CAS (Clean and Simple) card or project.

The fabulous sponsors for this challenge are:

Eureka Stamps


the winner receives three (3) digital images




the winner receives one (1) bundle of choice


the winner receives three (3) digital images

For my project, I chose to use The Stamping Boutique Alice in Wonderland Keyhole Design and followed the twist - Clean and Simple


RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • size A2 card with Recollections Christmas Stack and used DCWV The Frosted Spruce Stack for background - thought this made a purrfect door!!
  • Keyhole was colored using Copic R20, Prisma Colored Pencils, and Whispers Markers, gel pen accents 
  • Metal Embellishment was cut into pieces for the door hinges from Miriam's Crafting Supplies
  • sentiment, "Just Peeking in to see what you're up to" had been a previous freebie from Create with TLC chalked around the edges mounted on a black scrap and then matching background paper from the front 

I thank you for stopping by and visiting today. Don't forget to visit and enter your project at 613 Avenue CreateI can't wait to see your creations!

I appreciate and love reading your comments - is your comment the next one I read??? If you have any questions, you can contact me at hercraftiness@gmail.com.


Much love, hugs, and friendship

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year with My First Christmas Card for 2016 with New Challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge Blog

Happy New Year to Bloggie World and all of my favorite peeps!!!

It's a new month along with a New Year which means a new challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge Blog!!!!!!! Here's a challenge blog you are going to want to enter as she offers a once a month challenge the first of every month AND you can enter as many times you would want as long as you use a patterned paper!!!!!!! 

For my Design Team Project, it was a bit late as I had Shingles in various places including my eyes with blurring eyesight - not the most conducive to coloring images but I have completed and used Create with TLC Christmas Wreath and Bird Vintage which was from Create with TLC Winter Club.


RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • Size A2 card using red Recollection cardstock with The Paper Studio Deck the Halls with chalk for the background
  • image was colored with Whisper Strokes and Prisma Colored Pencils and chalked around the edges after fussy cutting
  • Stickles berries along with Stickle accents on bow and wreath
  • Queen & Co red mini pearls for Holly Berries
  • plaid ribbon wrapped around the background and tied in a bow
  • silver JOY charm is from Miriam's Crafting Supplies
  • sentiment, "Love to make your memories bright, Peace to make your heart at rest Joy to make your holidays happy and wonderfully blessed", is from Create with TLC Winter Club is chalked around the edges and mounted on coordinating scraps with matching paper from the front and using Martha Stewart Holly Corner Punch with berries 

Thank you for stopping and visiting today and hope you come back again!!!


I appreciate and love reading your comments . . is your comment the next one I read??? If you have any questions or need to contact me, I can be reached at hercraftiness@gmail.com

Much love, hugs, and friendship
Lynne 

this was entered in the following challenges:

You Put the "ZING" in Amazing with a New Challenge at Creative Ladybirds

Happy New Year to Bloggie World and all of my favorite peeps!!!!

It's a new month along with a New Year which means it's a new challenge at Creative Ladybirds Creations  where it's always "anything goes" with SLS Lines as our fabulous sponsor.

For my Design Team Project, it was a bit late as I had Shingles in various places including my eyes with blurring eyesight - not the most conducive to coloring images but I have completed and used SLS Lines Flapper with but of course - pearls, metallic ribbon, feather, charm AND you guessed it - STICKLES and it was turned in only a day late!!!!


RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • size A2 card using Recollections Black and White Stack Cardstock with Graphic 45 as background
  • Flapper was colored using Copic R20 for the flesh, Whisper Markers, Prisma Colored Pencils, gel pen and of course Stickles was used to color her dress, hat, and shoes
  • Darice Red Organza Satin satin edged ribbon wrapped around the background and tied in a bow
  • "Made for You" heart-shaped silver charm from Miriam's Crafting Supplies
  • sentiment, "You put the "zing" in amazing" was from Create with TLC  Winter Club with rounded corners and was chalked around the edges 
  • Queen and Co. red pearls and a feather in her hat finish the front of my card
  • sentiment, "You look marvelous darling" was from Create with TLC  and was chalked around the edges and mounted on matching paper from the front - this sentiment reminds me of Billy Crystal with how he would roll this off of his lips

I can't wait to see your creations this month at  Creative Ladybirds Creations  where it's always "anything goes" !!!

I thank you for stopping by today and hope you take a moment to leave me some bloggie love as I love to read your thoughts and appreciate each and everyone!!!                                                        
                                                     
Much love, hugs, and friendship
Lynne 

this was entered in the following challenges: