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Friday, May 31, 2013

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge # 40 Fantasy and/or Fairies

Two weeks sure can fly by quickly!  Time for another fun challenge over at CC&CC.  This time you can let your imagination run wild with a super theme of Fantasy and/or Fairies!  That can cover a realm of possibilities!

Our super sponsor is Delicious Doodles.  Their variety of digis is amazing and fit into this category perfectly.  I used this super image called Egyptian Queen.  I had the perfect background paper that was in my stash and was itching to be used.  I added the Ankh from clip art I found on the net.  It, and also my image are colored it with my Copics and metallic gold and silver inks.  On the Ankh I added layers of clear embossing to give it shine (hard to see in pic!)  I also did the same with the die cut frame.  On my Queen I added a whole bunch of tiny rhinestone nail gems for sparkle.  The Egyptian eye is also a piece of clip art and has layers of clear embossing.

What lovely fantasy or fairy image do you have to use in this fun challenge? 
 We would love to see your creation, so join in the fun!

Thursday, May 30, 2013


Exciting news!!! One of my bestest blog buddies, Cheryl, is starting a new challenge blog!  AND, I have been invited to be on the DT, WHOOT WHOOT!!!  Thanx Cheryl, I am honored to be a part of the group!  The blog is called
 A.R.T. Card Challenge (A Random Thursday) 
and will launch on THURSDAY, JUNE 13th!  Challenges will be every Thursday!  Be sure to come and see what all the excitement is all about, and meet a FAB DT that are ready to help inspire you and get your mojo working!

The first theme is going to be 


That's fun and easy!  Please come join us!

Saturday, May 25, 2013


Time for some card making fun.  I love this stamp!  I recently got it at the scrapbook fair I attended and was so anxious to use it!   You could put so many different sentiments with this.  I had this little one that I had never used, and for me it was a perfect fit!

I colored it with my Copic's, added the flower, sentiment, ribbon and bow.

Hope you have a nice weekend!
Entered in the following challenges:
Divas By Design ~ Friendship
 Card Makin Mamas ~ Use A Robber Stamp
 Sister Act Card Challenges ~ Anything Goes
The Squirrel And The Fox ~ Here Come The Girls

Saturday, May 18, 2013


SOOOOO SORRY I am late posting this!  My daughter-in-law was here for a week visiting and I had NO time for crafting and blogging!  We had a super visit!  She had to leave this morning and I miss her already!

Now, back to business!  Our challenge at CC&CC is to use a number on your card.  Our sponsor Robyn's Fetish gave us super images to use, and I chose this cute teapot and matching cups.  I decided to use the step fold and I think it looks pretty good with the images.  I made the paper flowers with my die cut roses die, and the letter and numbers were cut on my Silhouette.  The images werre colored with my Copics, then I added some pretty pink pearls to
set it all off.

 Hope you come join us at CC&CC for this fun challenge!

I just had to add this pic!  We had been out running around and it was soooo hot.  We came back and went for a swim. Then my husband and his daughter absolutely zonked out!!!   Too cute!

Entered in the following challenges:
Basic Grey ~ Inspired By A Song (Tea For Two)
Crafty Callendar Challenge ~ Blooms and Blossoms
  My Sheri Crafts ~ Flower Power
Rouge Redhead Designs ~ May Flowers
Country View Crafts ~ How Does Your Garden Grow
Sandy's Crafty Creations ~ Anything Goes With Flowers
Crafter's Cafe ~ Mom/For a Woman
 Whoopsi Daisy ~ Pretty In Pink

Sunday, May 5, 2013


Happy Sunday all!  I hope you are having a relaxing day with family and loved ones.  Time with them is so special.  This card is for a very special lady who is my Aunt's best friend.  I've gotten to know and love her too.  She recently had a stroke that left her speechless, immobilized and now pneumonia.  The prognosis is not looking too good.  She is in her 80's and trying as hard as she can to get better.  I wanted to do something very special for her to help bring a bit of sunshine her way.  I used die cuts from a new set I got at the craft fair last month.  It's a Creatables set by Marianne Designs and I LOVE it, especially those little corner pieces.  I made a lot of paper roses, added pearls and the sentiment.  The papers are ones I really like and use a lot.  They're from "The French Country Stack" by DCWV.  I did it as an easel card so she could have it open and be able to see it.

I hope that it makes her smile.  God Bless Lois, you are in my prayers!

Entered in the following challenges:
 Opus Gluei ~ Bouquet
The Hybrid Chick ~ Flowers
 Catered Crop ~ Embossing
 ABC Challenges ~ Tic Tac Toe
 Card Mania ~ Flower Power
 Craft Your Passion ~ Floral Delights
 Forever Friends ~ Pastel Colours
 Lady Anne's Challenges ~ Easel Card
 Love To Create ~ For Mom of Special Lady
 Marker Pop ~ May Flowers

Friday, May 3, 2013


WOW!  Where did the past two weeks go to?  Seems like they just flew by and it's time for another challenge!  This time we are honoring one of the most loved and important persons in our lives ~ MOM!  Mother's Day is coming soon and I know there are a lot of you out there making cards for this special day.  So why not hop on over to Chocolate, Coffee & Card Challenges and play along!

Our super sponsor is QKR Stampede and they let us choose from their great images to do our cards.  I chose this cute little guy with his frog.  Too cute!  I colored him with my Copics, used a die cut for his background, also a die cut in the corner for some accent, then added the ribbons, button and sentiment.  It reminds me of my son when he was about four and brought me the same gift!

Happy Mother's Day to all you Moms, Step Moms and any ladies who devote their time to raising a child.  It's one of the hardest and most rewarding jobs there is!

Entered in the following challenges:
 Animal Friends ~ Checked and/or Striped
bastel-traum ~ Mother's Day
Crafting By Design ~ Mother's Day
Inky Impressions ~ Spots/Stripes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge ~ Animals
Stamp N Doodle ~ Mother's Day
Stampin' Royalty ~ Mom
Brown Sugar ~ Mother's Day
DL ART ~ Mother's Day
Broken Box Stock ~ Mother's Day
Cut It Up ~ #18 Die Cut Mother's Day
The Crafters Cafe '~ #16 Mother's or a Female
V's Sweet Ideas ~ Mother's Day