Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Funny Bunny

It's that time of the week again, Fab N Funky time! It's an easy challenge this week, so easy I almost forgot it! That's why I only have a little embossing on my card, as I was 3/4 through before I remembered! Much cursing and swearing later, I like my card but am resolved to pay more attention in future...
Oh, if you haven't figured it out, the challenge is:


Go embossing mad, dry, wet, we're not picky! Be sure to check out the Fab N funky blog to see the other DT's work and to check out what's new. (I get to pick a top 3 next week, that will be interesting!) Also check out our sponsors this week, PolkaDoodles and Letraset. Woo!

I grabbed this cute bunny stamp (Cat's Pajamas) recently, I was at Scrapping Great Deals in London, ON. The stamps hadn't even hit the floor yet, but I had to grab them, this bunny wrecks me. I will be buying more for sure!

Sketch - Mojo Monday
Colours - CR84Fun
Farm Animals - Paper and Such Design
Linky Party - Make It Monday
Paper Piecing - The Pink Elephant
Birthstones - Shabby Tearoom (blue zircon)

Monday, August 29, 2011

Vintage Wings

Note to self - Sunday night is not a good time to write posts. For future reference, Sunday morning would be a much better bet. Besides, I've heard this blog thingy can schedule posts, must try that sometime...

Hee hee, ok, one of these days I'll get my posts up on time, really! This week's challenge at Craft Your Passion is a great sketch:

We also have a great sponsor, Delicious Doodles. So many images, so little time! Let's see what you can do with the sketch, and be sure to see what the rest of the DT have done with it!

G is for... - Cards for Men (green)
Anythings Goes - Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge
Travel - Simon Says Stamp
Wings - Hooked on Crafts

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Grumpy Gus

The Challenge at Craft Your Passion this week is sarcastic/funny, and no sooner had I finished a card starring Stella I got a request for a funny 50th. Back to Bugaboo, picked up a few images and got to work. Stella and Gus totally crack me up and I hope the recipient of this card will crack a smile too!
Kind of a cool, blustery day here, we're getting the very fringes of hurricane Irene. A good day to stay inside and make some more cards! I have 2 more commissions to do, so you'll be seeing those shortly. Crossing my fingers for all of you closer to Irene's path, hopefully she'll go easy on you!

Boys and their toys - 2 Sisters Challenge Blog (OK, he's a big boy!)
For the men - Challenge Up Your Life
Hot Colours - Crafty Calender Challenge
Male themed - Crazy 4 Challenges
Boys/men - Do You Stack Up?

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Pretty in Pink

Hi all, happy Wednesday! Hope you've been having a good week. Mine's been a bit rough, and it's been tough to get the mojo working, but I think I've got it going.
This week's challenge at Fab N Funky is:


I like these challenges, I find it far easier than trying to mix colours up. However, I was a bit stuck this time as all the images from The Stamping Boutique (our sponsor) were so wonderful, I couldn't imagine doing them in one colour. I ended up picking this gorgeous carousel horse and I think it turned out great! It had to be pink as a co-worker recently cleaned out the last of my girly cards and I thought I'd better replenish!

Of course, if you need more inspiration, be sure to check out the DT's work, fabby as usual!

Sketch - Critter Sketch
Happy Birthday - A Spoonful of Sugar
Cute and Girly - Digital Tuesday (digital stamp)
Here come the girls - My Time To Craft
Use Dies - Papertake Weekly (used my new Nestie, the banner, yea!)
Fairytale - Stamps + Fun = Creativity (This horse looks like he's straight from a fairytale to me!)
Girlie - The Corrosive Challenge

Monday, August 22, 2011

They said what?

The challenge this week at Craft Your Passion is:

They said What?

A super fun challenge of course, cause we got to pick an awesome Bugaboo stamp. Gus and Stella never fail to crack me up, and if you haven't seen them, you should head over there now! You should also check out the DT's work, it's side splittingly funny!

So let's see your silliest, snarkiest, craziest cards!

Blue, brown + one other - Paper Pretties
Anything Goes - Stamps R Us
Clean and Simple - Creative Inspirations Paint (looks yummy, check out the store!)
Sundae Bar - Paper Sundaes (green, buttons)
Sketch - Card Patterns (well, that was where I started anyways!)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A stitch in Time

That's the theme this week at Fab N Funky -


A pretty easy one, you can fake it with a pen or go whole hog with a sewing machine, it's all good with us! Make sure and check out what the rest of the DT have been up too (fabby as usual) and our sponsor, Pink Petticoat.

I used this cute typewriter image from Pink Petticoat, isn't it sweet? I also used lots of stitching on my card, once I get the machine out and set up I tend to use it more. Just love the look of stitching on my cards!

Back to School - Amber's Crafts and stuff (Not quite the original intention, but it does look rather schoolish!)
Back to School - Little Red Wagon
Back to School - Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges (Hmm, sensing a theme going here!)
Stitching - Rudy's Rainbow
Thread - The Paper Variety
Weakest Link - Shopping Our Stash (sigh...paper...sigh...more paper!)
Anything Goes - Try It On Tuesday
Vintage Plus Red - 365 Cards

Monday, August 15, 2011

Ack...anything but a card!

A little late tonight, we've only just made it back from the wilds to civilization and the internet. Cleaned off the worst of the dirt, washed a few loads of laundry and got the kids to bed so now I better get this post going!

The challenge this week at Craft Your Passion is:

ABC (Anything but a Card)

Those of you who know me know this is probably my least loved challenge - but I am determined to overcome this handicap. I wanted to do something practical - so I went with a bookmark. I'm forever losing bookmarks, so I should probably make more!

Be sure to check out what the rest of the DT is up to this week and our awesome sponsor - the Pixie Cottage - isn't this kitty adorable?

Pink, green and coffee - Die Cut Dreams
Linky Party - Make it Monday
Anything Goes - Paper Playtime
Anything but a card - Allsorts

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Christmas in August?

So Christmas in August doesn't have quite the same ring that Christmas in July has, but we still need to make Christmas cards right? This makes 2 cards done, leaving me with only 37...38...? left to go!

Despite all this, that is the challenge this week at Fab N Funky! We have a wonderful sponsor this week, Fred She Said, check out the cute (pre-coloured!) robins on my card. I've made quite a few 'bright and busy' cards so it was nice to sit back and make a nice simple one.

Challenges to come tomorrow, DH wants the computer and I need to go to bed!

Edited to add - So tomorrow turned into the next day, ha ha. Trying to pack for a week away for 4, and I can't find oldest son's bathing suit. Urg. It's going to be a bit quiet around here, I have my 2 DT posts scheduled, but we'll be without internet for a few days. Will be back at full strength next week for sure!

Sketch - CPS
Embossing - the Crazy Challenge
Merry Christmas - Aud Sentiments Challenge
Clean and Simple - Cute Card Thursday
Emboss It - Do You Stack Up
Birds - Little Red Wagon

New stuff!

2 posts today, be sure to scroll down to see what's doing at Fab N Funky this week!

Whoo boy, I had just barely finished my last post and the dog started barking - new goodies to play with! And I managed to squeeze just about all of them on this card - new Copic colours, Basic Grey Life of the Party paper pack, Your Next Stamps and a Whimsey stamp and die. (Duh, I almost threw out the plastic guide - I didn't know what it was!) Sigh - now I just have to pay off the credit card so I can order more goodies!

A few challenges:
Sketch - Mojo Monday (flipped)
Happy Birthday - A Spoon Full of Sugar
Birthday - Anything Goes Challenges
Birthday - Tuesday Throwdown
Sew Mad - Cupcake Craft
Colouring Fur - Icopic Lover
Carnivals, Parades and Parties - The Kraft Journal

Monday, August 8, 2011

Dealer's Choice

It's a brand new week here at Craft Your Passion and we have a brand new challenge for you - actually a choice of challenges:

Under the Sea or Favourite Holiday

I'm still in summer mode, so I went for a fun fishy card starring this cute mermaid from our sponsor, Simply Betty Stamps. Simply Betty is offering the whole line up of mermaids as a prize this week, awesome huh?
I was playing around, trying to mix some busy patterns - I think it came out OK, what do you think? Definitely busier than my usual! Getting better at matching the Copic colours to my papers, I've got another 30 markers coming tonight, that should help!

A few challenges - I've been loving Feline Playful, finding tons of different challenges all in one spot.
Sketch - Sassy Lil' Sketches (flipped, but mostly the same!)
Anything goes with a digi - KB cute Monday
Banners, bunting & glitter - Magical Monday (no glitter, but I've got sparkle!)
Projects with water - Paper Playtime (can't have a mermaid without water!)
Summer - Creative Inspirations
Colour your own embellies, friendship - Color Me Creative Copic challenge
Hot colours - Crafty Calender Challenge
Water It - Crafty Emma's (gotta play along with this one at least once!)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


(The inside)

I love being able to send handmade cards to all my friends, so this week's challenge at Fab N Funky was great - Friendship. We want to see all things 'friendly' in your artwork, so get crafty and start submitting! Check out the DT's awesome cards and don't forget our awesome sponsor, Robyn's Digital Fetish!

I really struggled with this card, I had no idea where to go. This is the 4th incarnation - I tried 2 different paper packs and 3 different stamps sets before I hit on this combo. Strangely enough, it turned out to be quite a mish mash, I have CTMH, Stampin' Up and Creative Memories on there! Best of all, it turned into quite a fun little card, aren't these owls the cutest?

Challenges (will try and add more tomorrow, I'm falling asleep as I type!)
Sketch - Pollycraft
Colours - Colour Q
Free and Easy - Allsorts
Things with wings - Little Claire's (must check out the shop, they have cute stuff!)
Friends are Heaven sent - Stamptacular Sunday
Celebrations - Lollipop Crafts
Cute and Cuddly - Hooked on Crafts
Buttons and Bows - Scrap-Creations
USe 2 hoarded Items - Use it Tuesday (sadly, both the owl stamp and punch have been languishing in my giant pile of stuff!)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Flying Frog

Just a card for fun tonight - I saw an interesting Challenge at Penny Black and wanted to play. The challenge was to use your Penny Black stamps in your background. Hmm, most of my Penny images are 'focal' images. So I stared at my sets for awhile and then decided to play. I used this cute froggy set and used the flies in the background. It kind of looks like they're fleeing the frog!

Another interesting challenge was too make a tent card - turned out to be ridiculously easy and I love the effect. However, I still think this card needs something - any ideas?

Penny Black/ground - Penny Black Saturday Challenge
Paws for thought - Stampin for the Weekend
Fave Animals - Simply Create
Red/aqua - Our creative Corner
Circles - Frosted Designs
Tent card - Crazy 4 Challenges
Linky Party - Make It Monday
Kraft - The Spotted Chick
Happy Birthday - Stamps R Us
Something Clear - Crafty Pad
Tent card - Crafty Sprouts (thanks for pointing this challenge out to me!)

The Big Reveal

Woo, I've been sitting on a big secret for a month now - today I finally get to tell you I've been selected as a DT member for Craft Your Passion!

It's been a nice break with only 1 DT spot for July, but I'm very happy to be back to up to full strength and super excited to be working with a new team. To start us off, Jenn was pretty easy with us and gave us a challenge of:

Anything Goes!

We have two great sponsors this week - JLJ Designs and Doodle Pantry. I was very lucky to be given this super cute image from Doodle Pantry, I just love how these ants are floating away! Be sure to check out our sponsors, and of course the rest of the DT's awesome work. I will be getting their links up ASAP, that's next after this post!

A few challenges:
The Sun is Out - The Crazy Challenge
Clouds and Skies - Paper Sundaes
Summer, sun and sunshine - Fairy Tale
Digi image, summer - Paper Playtime
Summer Fun - Critter Sketch
Recipe - Catered Crop (colours - red, blue, green, kraft, theme - hello/just because)
Buttons, blooms and Bananas - Shopping our Stash (no bananas here!)
Summer is here - Divas by Design

And just to those of you who think that ants might not be summery enough - I live Canada, we only get ants in the summer, and for me, the whole ants/picnic/summer thing is stuck in my head!