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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Barbara: Easter/Spring Hop


I hear the geese returning and today I saw a robin. There are even a few crocus flowers peeking through the snow! SPRING must be coming...I hope!! Our next challenge for The Creative Cowgirls is Easter/ Spring. We are having a FABULOUS SPRING/EASTER HOP ALONG . Our challenge is to create a paper craft with the theme of Spring or Easter! The WINNER of our HOP will be awarded a spot as a Guest Designer for our April 17th and June 1st challenges
You can begin HERE at the Cowgirl's Home page. (The posse has made so many wonderful paper craft projects, you will be inspired :)
Our Hop is being sponsored by none other than Crafty Ribbons.

The winner will be gifted with a collection of these gorgeous ribbons:

The WINNER will also receive 3 images of their choice from CHI CHI MEMORIES.


The directions for this fun hop and the Hop Order can be found HERE

 This is the card that I designed. There are two pictures so that you could see this Twisted Easel Card from a different angle. It really is an easy card to make, If you google Twisted Easel Card, there are several wonderful tutorials to follow.

Image: Chi Chi Memories gave all the posse members several cute images to choose from. I chose this darling bunny.
PP:American Craft
Ribbon: JoAnn Fabrics
Pom Pom: Michael's
Colored with: Copic Markers
Gelly Roll pens: used on "Happy Easter"
Stickles: used on her barrette.
Borders cut with a long Sizzix Die

I hope that you have enjoyed visiting this blog. Perhaps I have inspired you to create a Spring or Easter card or paper craft. When complete, you can click HERE to enter the Creative Cowgirl Challenge. Don't forget to hop over to the Cowgirl's blog and visit the rest of the posse. Please feel free to leave a comment and/or follow this blog.
Happy Spring!!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
crafts and me challenges: Anything Goes
creative cottage challenge: Spring Has Sprung
fab n funky challenges: More than one fold
paper pretties blog: Spring is in the air
stamping vacation: Spring
delightful sketches: Pastels and Ribbons
digi doodle shops best: Ribbons and Bows
dutchdare-card challenges: Celebrations
catered crop: Spring
quirky crafts: Twisted Easel Card

Barbara: Mother's Day

Challenge #114 We were so excited to have over 200 gorgeous entries for our last challenge at The Crafty Pad. We all must be lovin digi images:) We hope you will enjoy this challenge equally as well. The challenge this week is:
"Mother's Day."
It is not too early to think about Mom and how you will share what she means to you. Several of you will be making many Mother's Day cards for women who have or had an important part in your life. So let's begin!!
I had so much fun designing this card: I call it a "Screen Door Card."

I took several pictures so that you could see both the outside and inside.
Image: Debbie @ The Crafty Pad -I cut apart this image and placed the boy outside the screen door
DP: Michael's
Screen Door: Buffalo Stamps and Stuff had this die specifically made for them. I purchased a package that included the door frames and screens. ( If you decide to order from Sharon @ Buffalo Stamps, please tell her Barbara sent you!)
Tim Holtz's white crackle paint used on the door frame, then sponged with ranger ink
Paper Piecing: Mom's pillow
Colored: Copic Markers
Sentiment: Free digital stamp, sorry I do not remember who did this stamp
Gelly Roll Pen used on Mom's slippers 
Glitter: Mom's fur on her robe

Our sponsor this week is:
The winner of our weekly challenge will choose 3 digis of their choice from Crafty Sentiments.

I hope you have enjoyed visiting my blog and that I have inspired you to create a card or paper craft for someone special in your life. When you have your project complete, you can click HERE to enter our Crafty Pad Challenge. Please feel free to leave a comment and/or follow this blog.
Happy Spring!!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
gingerloft challenge: Die Cut-Screen Door
all sorts challenge: For a Special Lady
ces challenges: Die Cuts-screen door
totally gorjuss: Spring has sprung
suchins: Anything Goes
paper take weekly: It's a Mom's Thing
ambers crafts and stuff: Use a die cut - screen door
fairytale-challenge blog: Pink and green
the shabby tea room: Color Inspiration
do you stack up: Shine on - Mom's robe, inside the card :)

Friday, March 25, 2011

My Fairy Name:Meadow Goblinwitch

Did you ever dream of being a fairy when you were young? I am sure most of us wanted to fly, to see and do everything and to be beautiful like all faries are!! Then we could just blink and disappear when it was time to do homework or chores.

My fairy name is: Meadow Goblinwitch

She brings riches and wealth.She lives in fields where wild flowers and poppies grow.She can only be seen in the enchanted moment between sleep and waking.She wears a skirt made of red petals and has gentle green wings like a butterfly. I am so happy that I found this site- a Fairy Name Translator. If you want to know your fairy name and characteristics, please click HERE

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Barbara: Using a Digital Image

We would like to thank everyone who participated in our last challenge at The Crafty Pad. We received so many beautiful paper crafts with buttons.  Who knew that buttons were so popular and versatile? I will never look at buttons the same way again!! Maggie posted  a wonderful tutorial this week on working with shrink plastic. This is one you won't want to miss!
We hope that you will enjoy our current challenge: "Use a Digi." This can be a digital image or sentiment or both. Easy Peasy...Right?

Our sponsor this week is once again, the lovely JOANNA SHEEN

and the prize is a generous £10 voucher to spend in her online store. Joanna has so much to choose from and free postage too, which is always a bonus, lol. You can check out her online shop HERE

For our DT card, we were given this adorable digi stamp by Debbie @ the crafty pad stamp designs.  I chose a CAS design because the image is so darling, I didn't want to distract from it.

 inside verse
Image-the crafty pad stamp designs
DP: From my forgotten treasures of DP!!
Ribbon: Michael's
Image; TLC
Colored: Copic Markers

I hope you enjoyed viewing this card and that you are inspired to use a digital stamp to create your paper craft project. When you have completed your paper craft, you can click HERE to enter your project into this week's challenge. Please feel free to leave a comment and/or follow this blog.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Catered Crop:  PP:stripes with mini print, pearls, spring
robyns fetish challenge blog: Spring
bunny zoes crafts: Pearls
paper playtime: Challenge 1: Purple and Green
crafty anns challenge blog: Spring
stamping with dragon: Spring
wags n whiskers rubber stamps: Spring
do you stack up: Add a Bow
shellys images blog: Show us what you've got
creative cottage challenge: Spring has Spring
scrapbook sisters : Spring Flowers
sugar creek hollow: Anything Goes
sweet stamps blog: Think Spring
ambers crafts and stuff: Stashbuster & Anything Goes
etsy inspired: I was inspired by this long bifold wallet:

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Barbara: Butterfly

I made the Top 3 at Gingerloft Challenges!!!!! I was asked to be a GD for their next challenge. This is the card that I submitted:

I had so much fun using the pearl paints that I purchased awhile ago but forgot about them. By mixing and shading, I think that the butterfly and the flower almost look real :) The card fold is called a frame fold. This is the first time I have used this technique. I wanted something simple to frame the image. Thanks to Splitcoast tutorials, you can find their tutorial HERE.
CS,DP,Ribbon,and Bling: Michael's
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
delightful sketches: Butterfly
paper-craftingjourney: Things with Wings
crafty anns challenge blog.: Spring
simply create challenges: Monochromatic

Barbara: WISHES

We want to thank all the wonderful crafters who entered challenge #111,add a ribbon, last week at The Crafty Pad. We had an amazing number of entries and of course so many beautiful paper crafts!! You can check out our winners HERE.
This week our challenge #112, is to add a button/buttons to your craft project.

I decided to make a step card in order to highlight the adorable image from The Crafty Pad. I chose a muted green card stock and a coordinating floral DP. Your might be able to see that I paper pieced the well and the roof covering the well. I also popped up the roof to add dimension. I cut out extra flowers, curled them then added brown pearl centers. The sentiment is computer generated. I colored white buttons with copic markers to make them the orange color then backed them with another flower. You might be able to see some of the dimension on this card in the second picture.
Recipe: CS, DP- Michael's
Image: Debbie at The Crafty Pad
Background Shape: Nestabilities
Sponging: CTMH stamp pad ink
Gold framing:
Buttons: vintage

Our sponsor this week is:
Our fabulous prize for one winner will be:
 A Fancy Fancy Folds and Motion Paper Crafts CD (Value $17.95) and a one year on-line subscription to the Technique Junkie Newsletter.

!## I won a Technique Junkie CD in a challenge several months ago. It is just awesome and so inspirational

I hope that you have enjoyed visiting my blog. Perhaps you are inspired to create a step card, use one of The Crafty Pad images, or add a button(s) to your craft project. Please feel free to leave a comment and/or follow this blog.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
card makin mamas: Green Challenge
fairytale-challenge blog: Something with a kinder image
floweret stamplar: Birthday for a child (monthly blog challenge)
catered crop: Ifollowed the recipe: spring colors, copic markers,, step card, pearls, flowers :-)
sentimental sundays: Green + a sentiment

Barbara: Monochrome card

We would like to thank everyone who entered The Creative Cowgirl Challenge: Hawaii,the beach, or tropical. Unfortunately, our Mr. Linky was not working up to par. I want to thank those of you who entered in the comment section. We did look at your lovely craft projects.
This week, Mr. Linky is fixed!! Our theme is : Create a Monochromatic paper project/ card.

Some design team members were given this beautiful Lilly stamp, from Delicious Doodles, to use. I love flowers, especially lilies so I was excited to begin.

I decided to make this a simple card so I didn't detract from the image. I colored the flower with Copic markers and highlighted it with Prisma pencils. I sponged around the image with stamp pad ink.

DP,  CS, Ribbon, Bling: Michael's
Stamp Pad Ink: CTMH
Charm: from my FT (Forgotten Treasures!)

Our sponsor this week is:
The winner this week will receive:3 images from Delicious Doodles.
Each of the top 3 picks will receive 1 image.

Delicious Doodles has now started their own challenge spot. Follow either of these links to check out their challenges:

I hope that you have enjoyed viewing my card and that I have inspired you to join our challenge this week. When you have completed your paper craft you can enter it by clicking: HERE.  Have a wonderful week.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
design dollies: Pink with a splash of yellow
incy wincy designs: Pastel Colors
k b challenges: Use the color pink
desert island crafts challenge: inspired by nature, hand colored flower, 2 PP, No sentiment on front of card, distressing
ladybugs crafts ink challenge blog: Spring Colors

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Barbara: Seam Binding ribbon

We want to thank all who entered our 110th challenge at The Crafty Pad: Something Yummy for your tummy"!!! Again we had so many awesome entries. Please click   HERE  to see who was the lucky winner.

On to our next challenge: 111: A very simple one: "Use A Ribbon" on your project.  The DT was fortunate to receive ribbons from our sponsor this week: Crafty Ribbons to use on our cards. This seam binding ribbon is unique. You can use it as an ordinary ribbon or if you wet it, squish it together and let it has a totally different look. You can see this on my card this week.

Since my ribbon was green, it made me think of (and dream of) summer. I chose to use Debbie's new cat image with the sentiment: Lazy Days of Summer. I designed a simple tent card using a Spellbinder Nestability to cut out the center of the tent and a smaller one for the border. I cut out, glittered, and popped up one of the butterflies in the background to give it some dimension. I added the beads to carry out the green theme.

Card Design: Tent card...Splitcoast Stampers Tutorial HERE
Image:the crafty pad stamp designs
Ribbon:crafty ribbons
DP: from my precious stash!!
Coloring: Copic Markers
Charm: My design
Glitter: Martha Stewart

We are fortunate to be sponsored this week by Crafty Ribbons.

 This card was made by the Crafty Ribbons DT. I shows how versatile the seam binding ribbon is.
Thank you for stopping to view my blog. I hope that I inspired you to try a new technique, card design, image, or a new way to think of ribbons.  If you are ready to enter our current challenge, just click HERE.
Please feel free to leave a comment and/or follow this blog. Have a wonderful week and may you always find time for something that makes you happy. Stay warm...we are expecting another 10 inches of snow!!! Hurry Spring......

I am entering this card into the following Challenges:
kb challenges: Anything Goes-use a digi
woodware usa: Anything Goes
paper take weekly: Anything Goes
top tip tuesday: Use your favorite- one favorite, I have so many..using ribbon is one of my top embellishments and this seam binding ribbon is awesome!
alys sunday challenge: anything goes
bling it on challenges: Anything Goes + add a charm
card cupids: Anything Goes
do you stack up: Use the color green on your card