Saturday, October 28, 2017

A Gem of a Challenge #206 Ribbons and Pearls

It's time for another challenge at A Gem of A Challenge and this time we want you to use "Ribbons and Pearls" on your card

It is the perfect challenge for making a beautiful, elegant card, a sweet and cute card, any fancy card you like!
And with all the fabulous designs from Janet in the store you know you want to make one!

Card Recipe:
Image - Henrietta in a Tutu
Paper - Farmers Market by Recollections
Medium - Copic Markers
Frame Die - Sizzix
Flower Ribbon - Michaels
Pearls - The Paper Studio
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment - Unknown
Brads - The Paper Studio

I hope you like my card, be sure to visit our A Gem of A Challenge to see the other fabulous design team samples and then get creating, make a gorgeous card and enter your own creation!
Good luck, you could be our winner!


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Halloween Skeleton Frame Wreath

Not papercrafting today but crafting none the less!
I love to decorate for the all the seasons and Holidays but haven't made a Halloween wreath before, only a Fall One (which I will share later).
I decided to do a little looking on the net and found THIS FABULOUS FRAME WREATH and just knew I needed to make one for myself.
Now being a crafter I already had a lot of things around to use, it was the black frame that started me looking to create something with it, but I needed the skeleton.

Project Recipe:
Frame - Already had
Skeleton - $9.98 at Walmart
Silver Pumpkin - 98 cents at Walmart
Witches Hat, Halloween Sign, Creepy Cloth and Tinsel - $1 each at Dollar Tree
Spiders - Michaels (50 cents)
Lights - $4.99 at Walmart
Ribbon - Clearance at Walmart last year $1
Total - About $22!

I wired the skeleton to the frame with florist wire
I loved the Witches hat and hot glued it to the skeleton, makes him/her creepy cute I think!

The sign was just $1 and I simply took of the ribbon hanger and used two nails to attach it to the frame.

The bow was the hardest part for me, I'm not good at tying/creating bows and even after watching a ton of You Tube videos I still couldn't get it perfect but with wired ribbon you can hide a lot of imperfections and so I was happy in the end.

I loved this silver glittery pumpkin and at 98 cents it was a bargain! I just hot glued it to the skeletons hand

I added a string of battery operated Christmas lights to brighten it a little, I like that the bulbs have little clips that attach easily to the ribbon

It "glows" at night!

I had a lot of fun making this and just wanted to share with you all!


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Pile It On #135 - Fantasy or Spiders/Cobwebs

I haven't joined in with the pile It On Challenge in more than a year as I was cutting down on my crafting as I wasn't really having fun anymore.
But this week I had a little extra time and decided to join in as the challenge was such a fun one!
They are sponsored by Sasayaki Glitter and you could win a digi stamp from them if you are chosen as the winner!

Card Recipe:
Image - Skeleton Josh by Pink Gem Designs
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Dead and Breakfast by Recollections
Oval Die - Sizzix
Ribbon - Michaels
Brad - The Paper Studio
Diamond Wrap trim - Dollar Tree

I really enjoyed coloring him and I hope you like him too!
Be sure to drop by pile It On Challenge, find more challenges to add and join in the fun!


Alphabet Challenge - P is for Pumpkin
Crafty Gals - Spooktacular
Double D - Fright Night/Mood Board
The House That Stamps Built - Tic Tac Toe (Pumpkin/Patterned Paper/Metallic)
Pause Dream Enjoy - Halloween
Sunny Day Crafting - O is for Oval
Cardz For Guys - Halloween
Crafty Sentiments - Halloween

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Scor-Pal More than One Score Challenge - Treat Holders

It's the ninth challenge of 2017 at More Than One Score at Scor-Pal
For this challenge we want to see your projects featuring "Treat Holders"
With Halloween coming up you shouldn't need any better excuse to create a fabulous treat holder!
I actually made a box for some yummy brownies that my daughter Georgia made, a treat for anyone!
We have a ton of inspiration on our Projects on the Scor-Pal website and also on our Pinterest Board

Project Recipe:
Scoring Tool - Scor-Pal
Adhesive - Scor-Tape
Paper - Happy Fall by Craft Smith (at Michaels)
Ribbon - Hobby Lobby
Brownies - Handmade by Georgia (my daughter)

I hope that tempted you to create a treat holder of your own and enter with us at More Than One Score at Scor-Pal, there is a $20 gift certificate to the store for the random winner (if we get 10 entries or more) and that could be yours!


Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Craftaholics R Us - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Colors of Autumn
Pause Dream Enjoy - Fall Colors