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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

So Much Fun!

Mornin' crafty friends!

I love making cards! To me, it's so much fun, especially when they turn out well.

And I have a 3-D card to share this morning that I'm pretty happy with.
I've seen a few of these around the internet and here's my version.

Entering in these challenges:

613 Ave, Create - #199 AG/Monochrome
CraftingWith Friends - #48 AAG
Crafty Catz - #380 AAG/Party Time
Crafty Creations - #346 AAG
Crafty Sentiments -  AG
Creative Craft Cottage- #92 AG
Dies R Us - #77 Use Senti as Focus
Fab n Funky - #360 Use Patterned Paper*
Jo's Scrap Shack - #198 AAG
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #1730 AAG
Penny's - #338 AAG
QKR Stampede - #253 AG/ Up,Up and Away*

* I made my own patterned paper by using the tarnished foil technique;
By using a brick embossing folder on silver mirror paper, gold and copper embossing powders and black stays on ink.
* Kinda reminds me of the Nutty Professor and his flying car.





That's it for now.
Many thanks to the challengers above for lettin' me play along, you're awesome.
Blessings!
Pam D




Tuesday, July 18, 2017

A Peek a Boo Card!

Evening crafty friends!

I've got a peek a boo card to share tonight that I got from Paper Wishes.
Or should I say I got the template and paper from Paper Wishes.
Warning! It's rather a difficult one.
I'm the copy cat queen and can usually look at something and figure it out.
This one, not so much.
It's taken me 2 days to figure it out and put it together.
But overall, it came out pretty nice. (Thank you Lord!)

Entering in these challenges:

Allsorts - #242 Lavender n Lace
Art Impressions - #212 Bling, Glitter or Glossy
Brown Sugar - #259 Color Combo/Plums n Yellows
CraftyCats - #379 AG
Glitter n Sparkle - #248 AG
Inky Chicks - #86 Use a Senti Instead of an Image
Jo's Scrap Shack - #197 AAG
My Time to Craft - #350 In The Garden
Pammie's InkyPinkies - #1929 AAG
Tuesday Throwdown - #352 Tic Tac Toe

Inky Chicks: Senti is in the inside of the card (scroll down)
Tuesday Throwdown: Flower, Sparkle, Embossing

The glitter paper in the middle (by Dazzles) is actually holographic purple which changes color as you move it. The black flowers are also Dazzles which gives it a raised, embossed feel and look.
Flowers are by K n Company.





I've seen a few different peek a boo cards, but I like this one the best because of the opening aperture, which is also what made it a royal pain!




I had to reinforce the opening aperture flaps with thicker paper so they wouldn't tear from opening them..


And I had to make the flaps a little wider because the points kept getting caught in the center window. Worked like a charm!


Hope you enjoyed takin' a peek.
Thanks for stoppin' by and to all the challengers above for lettin' me play along.
You're awesome!
Blessings!
Pam D

Monday, July 17, 2017

A Shadow Box

Hey blogger friends!

I have a shadow box to share this morning.
I got the template from one of my cleaning clients who's an avid cardmaker and this is what I came up with.

Entering in these challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - #359 Summer Celebrations
A Gem of a Challenge - #198 Animals
Crafty Sentiments - Sea, Sun, Beach and Sand
Fab n Funky - #359 Shaped Cards
Jo's Scrap Shack - #197 AAG
Penny's - #337 AAG
Polkadoodles - #28/29 AAG
QKR Stampede - #252 By The Seaside (WON Top 5!)
Word Art Wednesday - #290/291 AAG





That's it for me.
Thanks to the challengers above for lettin' me play along.
Blessings!
Pam D

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Christmas in July!

Hi blogger friends!

I've got a Christmas card to share today, with soooo many challenges out there for Christmas in July, I decided to make one!

I've been wanting to make one with the stair case die, so here's my version!

Entering in these challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - #198 Animals
Aud Sentiment - #184 Christmas/July
Catch the Bug - #7-3 Make it Sparkle
Crafting With Friends - #47 AAG
Creative Craft Cottage - #91 Christmas/July
Creative Moments - #122 AGG/Christmas/July
Cut It Up - #126 Christmas/July
Hiding in My Craftroom - #309 Christmas/July
Jo's Scrap Shack - #197 AAG
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #1728 AAG
Penny's - #337 AAG
Polkadoodles - #28-29 AG
Tuesday Morning Sketches - #411 Christmas/July
Word Art Wednesday - #290-291 AAG




                 The kitties were fun to color!





Thanks for stoppin' by and to all the challengers for lettin' me play along.
Blessings!
Pam D

Thursday, July 13, 2017

My 1st Monochromatic!

Mornin' blogger peeps!

I've got my first monochromatic card to share today.

Entering in these challenges:

613 Ave Create - #199 AG/Monochrome
Crafty Gals Corner - #131 Do It For The Dudes
Creative Fingers - #134 AAG
Hiding In My Craftroom - #308 Super Scrap Saturday
Jo's Scrap Shack - #196 AAG
Pammie's InkyPinkies - #1728 AAG
Penny's - #337 AAG
QKR Stampede - #251 AG
The Paper Shelter - #302 Punches and/or Dies
Tuesday Throwdown - #351 One Layer
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Where in the World
Word Art Wednesday - #290-291 AAG

I used Tim Holtz globe die.  The two towers I got off ebay.
After distressing the edges with ink, I used a lighter and actually burnt the edges to give it an even more distressed look.  I also tore the paper in a few places to give it an old map look.





That's it for now.
Thanks to all the challengers above for lettin' me play along.
Blessings!
Pam D

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

One more for the 4th...

Hey blogger friends!

I've got one more 4th of July card to share tonight.

Entering in these challenges:

Brown Sugar - #257
Crafting With Friends - #47 AAG
Crafty Creations - #344 AAG
Creative Fingers - #134 AAG
Cut It Up - #125 Patriotic/Red White n Blue
Dies R Us - #76 Layers
Glitter n Sparkle - #247 Red White n Blue
Hiding in My Craftroom - #308 Super Scrap Saturday
Jo's Scrap Shack - #196 AAG
Pammies Inky Pinkies - #1728 AAG
QKR Stampede - #251 AG
Polkadoodles - #26-27 AAG
Word Art Wednesday - #290-291 AAG





That's all for now.
Thanks for stoppin' by and to all the challengers above for lettin' me play along.
Blessings!
Pam D

Friday, July 7, 2017

Buttons n Bows

Afternoon blogger world!

I've gotta card today using Cuttlebug's buttons border and Swirls folders and Spellbinders scalloped oval.

Entering in these challenges:

Brown Sugar - #257 AG
C.R.A.F.T. - #423 Sketch
Crafting With Friends - #47 AAG
Crafty Creations - #344 AAG
Crafty Gals Corner - #130 AAG (WINNER!)
Crafty Sentiments - AG
Creative Fingers - #134 AAG
Dies R Us - #76 Layers
Jo's Scrap Shack - #196 AAG
Pammies Inky Pinkies - #1727 AAG
Polkadoodles - #26-27 AAG
QKR Stampede - #251 AG
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Buttons
Word Art Wednesday - #290-291 AAG

I do not know what's up with my camera or why it picks up these bizarre colors. That background paper is white, not yellow or cream, so weird!





That's it for now!
Thanks for stoppin' by and to all the challengers above for lettin' me play along.
Blessings!
Pam D

Friday, June 30, 2017

A Lot a Bling!

Evening Blogger friends!
I've got a 4th of July card to share tonight with a lot a bling!

Entering in these challenges:

C.R.A.F.T. - #422 Use Ribbon n Sparkle
Crafting With Friends - #46 AAG
Crafty Gals Corner - #129 AG
Crafty Sentiment  - AG
Creative Fingers - #133 AAG
Glitter n Sparkle - #245 AG
Hiding In My Craftroom - #306 Any Holiday
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - # AAG
Tuesday Throwdown - #349 Creative Borders
Word Art Wednesday - #288-289 AAG

All the dies are from Spellbinders Elegant Labels 4.






That's it for now.
Thanks for stoppin' by and to all the challengers above for lettin' me play along.
Blessings!
Pam D

Thursday, June 29, 2017

So Excited!!

Hey blogger peeps!

I'm so excited!  I won 1st place in the Top 3 at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge a couple a weeks ago and what goes along with that is, I was invited to be a Guest Designer for this weeks challenge.
How fun is that!

The theme for this challenge,  #422 is:  Use Ribbon and Sparkle.

We were given an image to work with by one of the sponsors, Digital Delights and here's what I came up with for my project: This is Flurry the Snowman.

Entering in these challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - #357 AG
Aud Sentiment - #183 For a Child
Brown Sugar - #255 AG
Crafting with Friends - #46 AAG
Crafty Creations - #344 AAG
Crafty Gals Corner - #129 AG
Crafty Sentiments -  AG
Creative Fingers - #133 AAG
Fab n Funky - #357 Christmas
Glitter n Sparkle - #245 AG
Hiding in My Craft Room - #306 Any Holiday (WINNER!!)
Inky Chicks - #85 Christmas
My Time to Craft - #349 Christmas in July
Pammie's Inky Pinkies  - #1726 AAG
Polkadoodles - #24/25 AAG
QKR Stampede - # Christmas in July (WON Top 5!)
Word Art Wednesday - #288/289 AAG


The paper I used is a Christmas pak from Hot Off The Press. It's really more vibrant than this, I don't know why my camera's not pickin' it up very well.




That's it for today, thanks for takin' a peek and to the challengers above for lettin' me play along.
Blessings!
Pam D

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Love Sassy Studio!

Hey blogger friends!

I've got an image from Sassy Studio to share today! Isn't she cute!
Too bad they're not in business anymore, loved their digis.

Entering in these challenges:

Allsorts - #421 Flower Power
Crafting with Friends - #46 AAG
Crafty Sentiments - AG
Crafty Creations - #344 AAG
Creative Craft Cottage - #90 No Patterned Paper
Creative Fingers - #133 AAG
Glitter n Sparkle - #245 AG
Pammies Inky Pinkies - #1726AAG
Polkadoodles - #24/25 AAG
Tuesday Throwdown - #349 Creative Borders





That's it for now!
Thanks to the challengers above for lettin' me play along.
Blessings!
Pam D

Friday, June 16, 2017

Tarnished Foil Technique!

Evening everyone!

I've gotta Father's Day Card to share with a technique that I've been wanting to do for a while.

Entering in these challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - #355 Summer Fun Activities
Allsorts - #42 Two Dies or more
Aloha Fridays - #97 For the Guys
Art Impression - Let's Distress
Aud Sentiment - #182 Bingo + a senti *
Brown Sugar - #255 AG
Crafting With Friends - #45 AAG
Crafty Sentiments - Summer
Creative Fingers - #132 AAG
Creative Moments - #120 AAG/Flag Day
Dies R Us - #75 Celebrations
Hiding in My Craftroom - #304 Super Scraps Saturday
Jo's Scrap Shack - #192 AAG
Tuesday Throwdown - #347 For the Men
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Use Your Imagination
Word Art Wednesday - #286-287

*Aud Sentiment - Patterned Paper, Embossing, Die Cut

It's called the tarnished foil technique. I first saw it on pinterest, then went to youtube to see if they had a "how to" and here is my version.
You can go here to see the tutorial:  Tarnished Foil Technique

It's really pretty easy, it takes an embossed pc of silver mirror paper, (I used cuttlebugs hexagons) black staz on ink, embossing ink and a couple of embossing powders, (gold and copper) and that's it, but the result is stunning. It really does look tarnished.

I think I was a little heavy handed with the embossing powders and staz on ink, it's not suppose to look that stark, more blended and muted. Oh well, next time.





That's all for tonight.
Thanks to all the challengers above for lettin' me play along.
Blessings!
Pam D