Monday, May 25, 2020

Joining the Coffee Lovers Summer Blog Hop

“The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice 
for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.”

– Jeff Miller

This weekend has been busy.  I worked out (on-line), cleaned the house, took the dogs for long walks, visited my dad, and had a social distanced coffee date with a girl friend.  Earlier during the week I saw the Coffee Lover's Summer Blog Hop and knew I had to find time to make a card to join in.

I paper pieced the cute coffee cut from Graciellie Design Coffee Lover's digital stamp set. 



Thank you for stopping by my blog!  Stay safe and healthy!

Cheryl


Challenges:

Sunday, May 17, 2020

You Are My Sunshine

Hello!  The weather here in Wisconsin is pretty cold and dreary today so I thought it would be the perfect day to share a happy card.

I love sunflowers.  They always seem to make me smile.  When I saw the Summer Sunflowers digital stamp set at Graciellie Designs Shop, I had to buy it.  This is my first card using the set but I know I'll use it many more times.



For my card, I colored the sunflower with  Copic markers and fussy cut it out.  The sentiment also came from the digital stamp kit.  I found a clear plastic bracket when I was cleaning out my craft room a couple of weeks ago so I colored it with my Copics to coordinate with the designer paper I had picked out.  The card doesn't have has many layers as I usually use, but I like how it came out.


I hope you have a fabulous, sunny day.  Stay safe!

Cheryl


Challenges:
A Bit More Time to Craft (M, P1/15, E3) #116 - Always Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft (M, P1) Always Anything Goes      
Classic Design  Challenge (M, P1, ) Always Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore (M, P1, E3) Always Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper (M, P1) May - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Creatalicious Challenges (2W, P15/last day of the M) #187 - Anything Goes with optional Pink & Purple
Digi Doodle Studios Challenge Blog (M, P1, E3, use hand coloured image) #27 - Flower Power
Papercraft Business Challenge (M, P1, E3, any papercraft) #29 - Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters (M, P15, E3) #28 - Always Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge  2W, 3E  - #10 - Anything Goes (W2 of 2)
Allsorts  W,3E  - #571/2 - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge 2W, 3E, - #135 - Flowers (W2 of 2)
Simply Create Too - M - No. 159 May -  USE FLOWERS
Aud Sentiments Challenge 2W,E5  Must include a sentiment #251 Anything Goes + A Sentiment (W1 of 2)
Moving along with the Times M, 3E #118 May –Flowers
Color Throwdown W, #593 - Color Challenge*
Dare 2B Artzy Challenges - M, 1st Sunday, E3 - (May) In the Garden
The Library Challenge - 2W, must be inspired by chosen book's cover, title, or story -  My Naughty Little Sister* (W2 of 2)

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Christmas Teddy

Hello!  I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.  The weather here was rainy and cold so I was able to spend some time in my craft room.

I have a couple of Christmas cards to share today.  This cute little bear was fun to color.  I purchased him from LOTV Digi Shop on Etsy the last time there was a sale. 






Thank you for stopping by.

Have a great day and stay safe!



Challenges:

Crafty Sentiment Designs W, 1E, SIO - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Challenge -W,E2, - #19 - Anything Goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - 2W, C15, E3 - #71 - Anything Christmas Goes  (week 2)
613 Avenue Create - M (1st Sunday), 8E, Any Craft Accepted (check for recognition each week, top DT choices, winners, and crafter's voting by on-line community) - (May) Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies (M, P1, E5, must have a critter) #38 - Anything Goes with a Critter
Crafty Animals (M P1, must have animals) Always Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper (M, P1) May - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Happy Little Stampers Christmas (M, P5) May - Anything Goes + option : Ornaments
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog (M, P1, E5, Must Be Christmas) #22 - Anything Goes
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up (M, P1, E3, Christmas cards) #65 - Anything Goes + option: Deck the Paws
A Gem of a Challenge  2W, 3E  - #10 - Anything Goes (W1 of 2)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas W, must be Christmas - #489 - Anything Christmas Goes - optional theme: Include Tree/Trees
Colour Crazy Challenge - W, 2E  - Wk 18 (W1 of 2)  and Wk 17 (W2 of 2) -   ANYTHING COLORING GOES
Winter Wonderland - M, 3E, May  - YOUR FAVORITE COLOR COMBINATION    (Closes End of Month) 
Fezziwigs Festive Frolics, 2W, E3, #10 must be Christmas/Anything Festive (W1 of 2)

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!   I made this card for my mother in-law, Pat.

This beautiful peony is from Just Inklined and the sentiment is from Graciellie Design Happy Mother's Day digital stamp bundle.











·        Challenges:
       All Fun Challenges 2W (2nd & 4th Sun), E3, C2 - Anything Goes  (W1 of 2)
·        Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 2W (1st & 3rd Sun) E3 Always Anything Goes
·        The Corrosive Challenges - M, 3E - Always Anything Goes
·        A Bit More Time to Craft (M, P1/15, E3) #115 - Always Anything Goes
·        A Perfect Time To Craft (M, P1) Always Anything Goes
·        Classic Design  Challenge (M, P1, ) Always Anything Goes
·        Crafts Galore Encore (M, P1, E3) Always Anything Goes
·        Creatalicious Challenges (2W, P15/last day of the M) #186 - Anything Goes with optional Add Sparkle
·        Creative Sketchy Girls (M, P20) #47 – Flowers
·        Digi Doodle Studios Challenge Blog (M, P1, E3, use hand coloured image) #27 - Flower Power
·        A Gem of a Challenge  2W, 3E  - #10 - Anything Goes (W1 of 2)
·        Crafty Friends Challenge 2W, 3E, - #135 - Flowers (W1 of 2)
·        Digi Choosday Challenge -W,E2, - #18 - Anything Goes

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