Sunday, September 23, 2018

Reasons to Celebrate

Had fun in my craft room this weekend making a bunch of cards. [And I mean a bunch. Going to take a while to get them all posted.] The first, for the Simon Says Monday Challenge is to make some kind of packaging. When organizing my desk [or I should say when trying to find my desk top, heh heh] I found an extra set of cute elf digis I'd printed off a while ago and also a plastic box that once held some sort of craft supplies. Together, they make an adorable gift box. The sentiment is computer generated [something I created just for these cute little elves, which are called, "Funny Elves" from Maria Mendel Illustrations. You can find them here- at] I was just gifted a set a circle dies from a friend so it was quick and easy to make all these circles. Love it. [I will add treats to this box, but not until just before I use it. Otherwise, well... the treats might disappear.]
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge-It's a Wrap                                   (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #404 Anything Goes  (
Christmas Crafts All Year Round- Anything BUT a Card            (
Happy Little Stamper- Christmas-Anything Goes (Tree)           (
Happy Little Stamper- Anything Goes with Dies                          (

This adorable digi image, named "Bug Book Sitter" was last weeks Friday Freebie at Bugaboo Stamps. I had fun making this card for Bugaboos Stella Says Sketch Challenge and also Power Poppy Hit the Books challenge. Found the free book page that I used for the background here [because what little girl doesn't love reading stories about fairies?] The pile of books and inside sentiment are both freebies from [the books come precolored. I just added a bit more shading with Spectrum Noir markers and highlights with white gel pen.]
I also printed off an extra copy of the book and legs, colored and fussy-cut them, then mounted them with thick foam tape so that they pop up a bit. The extra photo shows that effect... but really doesn't do it justice. The little cutie really looks like she is perched on the pile of books. 
Entered into: 
Bugaboo Stamp- Stella Says Sketch Challenge #615      (
Word Art Wed Challenge- #352-3531 Anything Goes    (
Power Poppy- Hit the Books  (

I don't usually use sequins on my cards, mainly because they never want to stay put. So I was happy to learn that one of my newest purchases, a set of Nuvo Crystal Drops, seems to attach them securely. Was fun to create this card to enter into a few challenges that require sequins or bling, plus I was able to use some wonderful creations that a friend sent to me in a recent card candy swap at the wecraftcards Forum.  Was so fun to craft a card that holds a few of her gems on the front and also inside of the card. The inside sentiment is a freebie from
Entered into: 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Bling It On           (
CAS-ual Fridays- #207 Use Those Sequins                   (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge               (
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #207          (


  1. Super cute way to wrap a box! All your projects are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your wonderful makes with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! Maura

  2. Looks so fun and festive. Perfect for a Birthday card!! Thanks for joining us for the Bling It On challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  3. Super set of makes!!
    Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Weekly Christmas Challenge!
    DT for CHNC
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  4. Wow, beautiful cards and that treat box is so cute! Thanks for playing along with our sequin challenge at CAS-ual Fridays.

  5. Wonderful cards. Great coloring on the Bug Book Sitter. Thanks for joining Stella Says Sketch Challenge, Lisa Lynn DT.

  6. You certainly did make a bunch of cards! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge

  7. Great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

    Helen x

  8. Super cutesy cards, Love each of them.
    Thankyou for joining us at Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies Challenge this month, we look forward to see more from you in the future too. All the best.
    Seemaa DT

  9. Sweet!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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