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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Barbara: Creative Cowgirls Post

First of all, I want to thank all the loyal Creative Cowgirl Followers. This is our third challenge and each time we see more crafters submitting their cards and/or paper crafts. We appreciate your time and effort on each project that you create. We have so much to look forward to in 2011 and we hope that you will grow with us.

Our challenge this week at The Creative Cowgirls is Something New. That means that your project should include something new! Now that should be easy for most of us. I hope all of you received at least one new crafting supply, a gift card so that you can purchase something special, or that you treated yourself to something new to inspire your creativity. I was fortunate to receive a new set of acrylic stamps from CTMH and a large gift card for Michael's :)

This adorable image is from our sponsor: Pollycraft. Isn't he a cutie!! My inspiration: My son in law has a birthday in January, so this was a given. I decorated a gift bag for his birthday gift. He does not look like this at all. I hope he thinks this image is cute too.

 My something new is the image from Pollycraft. I merged two free digital images to complete the ticket. I also distressed the edges of the DP.
Image: Pollycraft
Sentiment; Create with TLC
DP: all from my stash
Embellishments: twine also from my stash, buttons: vintage
Coloring: Copic Markers, distressing on the ticket
Technique used: paper piecing on the image
Paper punch: Martha Stewart

Our sponsor this week is

The winner of our challenge will receive a  voucher towards the Polly Craft store and a Creative Cowgirl Winner Badge.
The Top 3 will receive a Creative Cowgirl Badge for your blog.

I hope you enjoyed visiting this blog and my project. Please consider making a card or any paper craft to submit to the challenge at The creative cowgirls challenge. Feel free to leave a comment and/or follow this blog.
Happy New Year to all of you :)

I am entering this project into the following challenges:
sketch and stash challenge following is the sketch that I used on this gift bag.

incy wincy designs: distressing
woodware usa-clearstamps: Anything goes
digital tuesday challenge: Anything goes
scrapbook sisters: It's a Man's World
crafty sentiments: Anything goes
digi doodle shops best: Anything goes
delicious doodles challenge: Include PURPLE in the challenge
marks finest papers: Something New


  1. very very cute! love the guy!

  2. Very nice! Happy New Year! I have become a follower.

  3. What a fabulous gift bag, I do like the image. Happy new Year. I am now a follower.
    Kevin xx

  4. A fabulous bag love the fun image.I am over from Feline Playful. I am now following

  5. Super gift bag for your son in law's birthday! Im sure he will enjoy the cute image just as much as you!

    Thanks for playing along with us on our purple challenge over at Delicious Doodles!

    Keryn :)

  6. Very cute project! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  7. wow what a fabby gift bag,great image,papers and colours,your SIL will love it:)

    Thank you for joining us at sketch and stash


  8. Hi, i found you via Feline Playful, im followiing and will have a good look round your blog. I look forward to you visiting my blog!
    Happy crafting xx

  9. Hi Barbara
    Thanks for paying me a visit:) It's only now I'm getting around to reading all my lovely comments via the Feline Playful links. It's a lovely way to gather inspiration and ofcourse, new blogging buddies.
    Love your card, nice work with merging the images for the ticket oo, it worked a treat
    Anne x

  10. Hiya Barbara!

    Fabulous project hun!, brilliant image and I love your take on the sketch :o)

    Thank you for joining us at Sketch and Stash and good luck!!

    Hugs Vicky xx

  11. Wow! What great designs you have here! I found your blog through the event at Feline Playful and have become a follower : )

    Happy crafting in 2011!

  12. What a fabulous bag!!!!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

  13. What a funny male image. So cute! Thanks for playing in the WoodwareUSA challenge this week. Good luck!

    Kerry WoodwareUSA DT

  14. Thank you for entering your lovely card in our 16th Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge. Julie and Karen x

  15. I am a new follower and friend via Feline Playful. Great blog! My number is 69, so I am looking forward to the 9th and all the comments and new followers on my blog too. If you want to visit sooner, the address is: Happy stamping!

  16. I love him, I know someone just like him this is a perfect image for his birthday, I'm off to Pollycraft right now.Thanks

  17. This is just a darling gift bag!!! So cute and that image is wonderful. Super cute.

  18. Great card, that lil guy is so cute! Happy New Year!

    Christine aka blankiefinder (#71 @ FP)

  19. very cute card!
    I love the image.
    I become a follower

  20. Just popped over from FP, am SO pleased to have found your blog. Lovely cards and so many beauties to see! Is the 'guy' image still available?

  21. Love the colors! Very nice for a man! It is hard to make a nice masculine project!

  22. Hi,
    Just popping over from Feline Playful....Love your gift bag and the image made me smile,I'm sure your Son-in-law will love it...See you again soon...
    Mandy xx

  23. Beautiful card, lovely and cute image!

    Just popping over from Feline Playful and became your follower!
    Please visit my blog;-))m

  24. Brilliant project hun!
    Thank you for playing the Delicious Doodles Challenge, good luck and have a Happy New Year!
    Teri x

  25. I came over from FP and have become a follower. Love your blog and your creations, they are great!

    Happy Crafting in 2011!

  26. Lovely cards! It was a pleasure to "walk" through your blog!

    Happy New Year and a toast to a creative 2011!

    Liefs, Renata

  27. You really have a fab blog i have become a follower so i wont miss anything.
    Shell xx

  28. Great project!! I've made a mental note to check out your challenge blog!!
    Happy crafting from your new Feline friend,

  29. Great projects. I like the way you combined the two items to make the ticket. I'm over from Feline Playful, and have become a follower, too. Hugs, dj

  30. Lovely card and fabulous blog. Arrived here from feline playful, leave a comment and become a member.

  31. Love how you spruced up the gift bag! Cute image too! I'm visiting you via Feline Playful and am a follower. Cant wait to visit again!


  32. Love your blog. Found it on Feline Playful. I am now a follower. Hug Anita

  33. Glad you shared your creation with Scrapbook Sister's card challenge this week. Happy New Year,Julie.x

  34. I think your bag is wonderful and I bet he will get a kick outta your image.

  35. I have this same image and you've done a lovely job with him. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

    Your Feline Playful friend, Shelley

  36. Hi there great project! I found you through Feline Playful and I am a new follower. I look forward to your inspiration.

  37. This guy's a hoot. Great card & design. Love it!

  38. Barbara, love the bling on the blog,but most of all I love that you are sporting the "21 day challenge" button. Thank you!!!

  39. This is very cool :)

    Greetings from Australia :)

  40. Adorable! I love the "b" in birthday and it fits that image so well.

  41. Super craftastic! Nicely done.

  42. oh, that is very cute!!
    Stopped by as your blog is listed in Feline Playful!

  43. Darling card and love the great sentiment. Your Son-in-law will be sure to love it!