Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Little Red Wagon Challenge #304 ~ A Colour Challenge

Good Morning.  Glad you could make it for a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  I am the hostess this week and I have a colour challenge for you: PINK, TURQUOISE AND GREEN.  You can add neutrals or even a bit of another colour as long as these three are the focus.

I coloured up Mini Birthday Fhiona from Your Next Stamp with coloured pencils on a tag added to the card.  I used some Cuttlebug Embossing folders to give the colours some depth.  A few faux flowers and voila, a cute birthday card.


Please take some time to visit all of the other girlfriend's blogs to see what they have made and leave them some love.  Then head back over to Little Red Wagon and link up a project of your own using PINK, TURQUOISE AND GREEN.  I will be visiting you all this week.

Have a GREAT day!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:



Friday, August 21, 2015

For My Bestie ~PDE Linky Party


Good morning!  Glad you could take a few minutes to come visit me at my little corner of the crafting world.  Today starts a new challenge at PDE Linky Party.  Our theme for this week, as you can see, is BESTIES cards.

I used a stamp from Stamping Bella's Uptown Girls Collection called Uptown Girls Pattie and Dottie Friends Forever and coloured it up with my Copic markers.  The sentiment is included with the stamp. Patterned paper is from MME Breeze. Flowers and enamel dots are dollar store finds.  A great way to say Happy Birthday to your Bestie.



and a close up of the image:



Won't you join us at PDE Linky Party this week and make up something for your bestie?  Can't wait to see.

Enjoy your Friday and your weekend.



Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Little Red Wagon Challenge #303 ~ Pick Up the Pieces

Good Morning!  Is it HOT where you live?  It sure has been hot here the last week or so.  We don't have air conditioning in the apartment so it has not been pleasant.  Glad we have fans and the apartment pool to use to cool off.  I hope you are enjoying the last few weeks of Summer vacation.

It is Wednesday and time for a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Our hostess this week is Carolyn and she wants us to PICK UP THE PIECES.  Let's see some paper piecing on your project.

I used an image from Your Next Stamp called Fairy Fhiona, coloured her with my Copic markers and paper pieced the dress.  Her wings are shining with Wink of Stella Clear.  Sentiment is Michaels $1.50 bin.The paper is Jillybean Soup Coconut Lime Soup. A Martha Stewart Butterfly punch and Your Next Stamp gumdrops in olive round out the embellishments.


A close up of the paper piecing:


Head on over to Little Red Wagon to check out what the other girlfriends have paper pieced and link up a project of your own.

Have a great day, my friends!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Your Next Stamp Sketch and Colour Challenge #20
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday



Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Little Red Wagon Challenge #302 ~ Vellum

Good day!  Welcome to a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Today we also have another new girlfriend with her first challenge.  It is Mandy's turn to hostess and she wants us to use VELLUM on our projects.

I was totally inspired from the girlfriend's who used vellum for their shaker cards last challenge that I created a vellum window containing snow The camera really did not pick it up so well but the snow falls on both the inside and outside of the window.  This is my first holiday card so one down....a lot to go!!  I used dies from Memory Box, Your Next Stamp and Marianne Designs to create this window and sentiments.  All the paper was from my stash along with the ribbon and bling.

Outside of card:


Inside of window:


Inside sentiment:


A close up of the window
(you can see the crystal snow here slightly):


I hope you can join us at Little Red Wagon this week for our VELLUM challenge.  Visit the page, and all the links for the other girlfriends, get inspired and link up a project of your own.  Can't wait to see what you create.

Have a WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY!!!!!



Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Little Red Wagon Challenge #301 ~ Shake It Up!

Good Morning!!  Thanks for dropping in to join me for another Wednesday challenge at Little Red Wagon.  This week our hostess is one of our new girlfriends, Donna, and her challenge for us is to SHAKE IT UP! She wants you to try a shaker card.  They are very popular at the moment so if you have never tried one now is the time.  There are lots of tutorials and inspiration on YouTube and Pinterest if you want to know how to make one.

I used bright, fun paper from Echo Park and teamed it up with a mini stamp and die set called Mini Yippee Fiona by Your Next Stamp.  She was coloured with my Copics.  I added some thick twine and a button to finish off this card. It was fun and the shaker part gives it some interest and dimension.



A close up of the mini stamp:


So, check out what the other girlfriends have created at Little Red Wagon and link up your shaker cards.  Can't wait to see what you create.

Have a GREAT day!



Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Little Red Wagon Challenge #300 ~ Up, Up and Away

Hey there.  Yep, another Wednesday and another new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Our hostess this week is one of our brand new team members Brenda.  She has called her first challenge with us "UP, UP AND AWAY" and is looking for anything that flies.  There are lots of possibilities ~ birds, balloons, airplanes, gliders, and my least favourite, insects.

I bought this hummingbird stamp set (now retired) from Your Next Stamp quite a while ago but have never used it.  Since it falls into the flying category I pulled it out and used it for my project today. But I don't have a card to show you today because I returned to my roots and used these stamps to make filler cards for my project life scrapbook album.  I have garden pictures I plan to add to the mats.




Won't you join me and the other girlfriends, visit each of our blogs for inspiration and link your project at our "UP, UP AND AWAY" challenge?

Thanks for dropping by.  Hope to "see" you soon.



Monday, July 27, 2015

PDE Linky Party ~ Sweet Treats

Hello there.  This post is just a few days late... :)  It was supposed to be up and going by Friday but life kinda got in the way, both good and bad.  The good....it was the weekend and I got to relax a bit and catch up on long overdue chores and cooking, and the best part, got to "hangout" (we use Google Hangouts as found that one best for the devices we have) with my son, daughter-in-law and my three grandchildren for the first time since my new grandson was born July 11th.  They are all well and growing so fast.  It was an extremely special time for me. The bad....let's just say it involved a lot of cleaning up after some work was done in our apartment and leave it at that.  But seen as how I am a total perfectionist it had to be done right away and with my job left no time for crafting.  I am SOOOOOO not organised and working ahead on my design team projects so it fell through the cracks.  It's ready to be revealed now.


There is some news I want to share.  I have once again joined the PDE Linky Party design team.  We are up and running again with weekly challenges so please check it out and join us.  I will be posting once a month for them....and on time from now on!

So our theme this week is SWEET TREATS.  I used this "sweet" image from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps called Lola Lollipop coloured with my Copic markers, paired with some papers from Echo Park's I Love Sunshine pad and a few things from my stash for embellishments.  Voila, a blank card able to be used for many different occasions.


Won't you join us and create something "sweet" of your own this week?  Can not wait to see.

I would also like to enter this card into the Krafty Friends' Summer Stampin' Party.



Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Little Red Wagon Challenge #299 ~ Thickers and/or Stickers

Good Morning.  It seems like Wednesday is rolling around faster and faster and it also seems like Wednesday is the only day I am posting here at all anymore.  Maybe, just maybe, I will try to change that soon.  ;) My only excuse at the moment is I started a full time job at the beginning of June and have had trouble adjusting to the new schedule and getting everything I need and want done.  Hopefully it is coming along and falling into place with a new normal.

It is the beginning of a new challenge at Little Red Wagon today and our hostess is Jan.  She wants us to use THICKERS AND/OR STICKERS on our projects.  Huh???  Well, I do know what stickers are but also know they were either a) given away or b) buried deep in my stash.  And, as for thickers, I kinda knew what they were but also knew I didn't own any (By the way, thickers are a brand of thick letters in case you were wondering.) Needless to say, this was quite a true challenge for me.

Remember the masking tape technique that I used HERE?  I used it again with my Tim Holtz mini distress inks and made a rainbow for the front of my card.  I then dug deep into my wagon of supplies and came up with some black Creative Memories letter stickers and used them for the sentiment.  Added some flower embellishments in matching colours and created a simple thank you card to use anytime.


Thanks for dropping in.  Come on over to Little Red Wagon this week and check out all the inspiration from the girlfriends and come back to link up your THICKERS AND/OR STICKERS project.

Until next time, keep crafting!