Monday, February 27, 2017

"Go Green" Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers

Okay, my favorite challenge of the year, "Go Green" in honor of St. Patrick's Day.
Come join us for this fun challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.  We would love to see lots of green and/or a St. Patrick's Day creation.


I decided to go with what I love - a traditional St. Patrick's Day card.
The sentiment and shamrock are from Endless Creations.  The stitched squares are from MFT.  I added a little claddagh charm to finish off the card.
I hope that you will join us for this fun challenge.
Until next time.....

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

:) Pam

Monday, January 30, 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge - Love Love Love

Happy Monday!  Time for another fun challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.  Our theme this week is Love, Love, Love.  I made this card for my hubby for Valentine's Day.

 This sweet stamp is Sharing a Secret by Dreamerland Crafts.  I love their stamps.  You will see a lot more of them in the coming weeks.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.  I colored these cuties with Copics and used the Lawn Fawn Picture Frame Die to mount them.  This is one that is so much cuter in person.  It just did not photograph well.

I hope that you will join in our challenge.
Have a wonderful week!
:) Pam

Monday, January 16, 2017

Crafty Cardmakers First Challenge of 2017 - New Beginnings

Happy New Year!  Welcome 2017.  
Crafty Cardmakers is back in the New Year with a lot of new and exciting Challenges for you.  This week's challenge is New Beginnings.  Please interpret it as you will, just please make it clear what is "new".  Looking forward to seeing all your beautiful creations.

Here is my design for this challenge:
 Isn't this pup delightful?  He is "I'm so Cute" from Penny Black.  I used copics to color him.  This smile stamp is from Honey Bee Stamps.  I cut it out with my Brother Scan and Cut 2.  To add interest and texture, I embossed the card base and added twine.  The sentiment was computer generated.  

I am very pleased how this turned out.  I am going to give this card to my daughter for her birthday.  She has a new pup coming to her home next week.  A little Golden Doodle.  I think this stamp could pass for a Doodle and I love the sentiment.

I am entering the following challenges:
Penny Black and more Challenge - Anything Goes
Penny Black and Friends Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes

Have a beautiful week!
:) Pam

Monday, December 12, 2016

Crafty Cardmakers, Christmas with a Twist Challenge

Super fun challenge this week at Crafty Cardmakers and a couple of great prizes too!  Hope you can join us. We want to see your non traditional Christmas projects.  Anything quirky and unusual, not typically thought of as Christmas.  You can also play along with a traditional project, but we hope to be inspired by your unique designs.

I have chosen this adorable stamp by Mo Manning - Bee Fairy.  I have never seen a Christmas bee, have you?  I believe she is all decked out to spread some Christmas cheer!


This was a fun challenge which really required a little "outside the box" thinking - not my specialty I'm afraid.  But that's what challenges are for, to get those creative juices flowing.  

This card was donated to the Caring Hearts Card Drive.  Hope it will bring a smile to the receiver.  I will be posting the rest of the cards, that I donated in another post.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge #270 - Anything Goes

That is all for now.  Merry Christmas to all!
:) Pam

Monday, November 28, 2016

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge - Anything But A Card

I love the Challenge this week at Crafty Cardmakers - Anything But A Card.
I chose to do a candle.  Stamping on candles is just too much fun and quite addictive.


I used Ornamental Pine by Stampin Up and kept the design very simple.

All it takes is a candle, tissue paper and wax paper to create a fun candle.
There are several tutorials on You Tube.  Basically, you stamp your design on the tissue paper, color if necessary, cut around the design, place it on the candle, wrap with wax paper and use a heat gun and melt the design to the candle.  It takes a little practice to use the right amount of heat, but what the heck, just go for it.  They make great gifts and are so pretty.

Have a happy week!
:) Pam

Monday, November 14, 2016

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge - Embossing

Happy Monday!  The Challenge this week at Crafty Cardmakers is embossing.  It can be wet or dry.
I happen to love embossing.  It just adds so much pretty to any card.

For this challenge I used a Snowflake embossing folder by Darice.


I embossed white cardstock then added color with 3 different colors of Distress Ink pads.
The tree is from Stampin Up, Lovely as a Tree.  I added Wink of Stella to the tree and a little bow at the top.  A few sequins, a nice sentiment by Just Rite Designs and this card is finished.

This card will be donated to the Caring Hearts Card Drive as well as the one below.  I was hoping to make 50 cards this year, but I will be happy to get to 25.  I am just not a fast card maker. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!


Have a great week!  Hope you will take part in our challenge.
:) Pam

Monday, October 31, 2016

Crafty Cardmakers Explosion of Color Challenge

This weeks challenge is Explosion of Color.  Lots of color, if you please.


This little mermaid is by Conie Fong and is colored with copics.  I also used copics for the background.  The seashells were hand picked at the beach by my granddaughter and me.  This card was for her 12th birthday.

Please come join our challenge.  We would love to have you!
Have a wonderful week.
:) Pam