Saturday, January 20, 2018

Challenge #1 Reminder & Inspiration

Hi everyone!!!  Just a reminder that you still have time to enter Crafter's Castle January challenge!!!


Below you will find some beautiful inspiration from our creative design team and I hope you visit their blogs and YouTube channels to see what they have to inspire you.












We are looking forward to seeing your creative entries in the challenge!


Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!


Inspirational Shadowbox

This is my "INSPIRATION" card for Crafter's Castle first monthly challenge!!!


Challenges start the first Saturday of each month and go through the end of the month.

This month's sponsor is MHK Designs and the digital image set I used to make this sweet little shadowbox is Butterfly Wisdom 



I printed out the butterflies, colored them with Ohuhu colored pencils, and fussy cut them out.  I also printed the verse from the same digital stamp set and put it inside the shadow box that I made with a Sizzix shadow box stamp & die set by Lynda Kanase.  I put two of the butterfies inside the shadowbox and one outside to add more dimension.  I used CTMH Clear Shimmer Brush on the box to add some sparkle, as well as sparkly adhesive trim along the bottom.

You can also watch my video share HERE on my YouTube channel.

And don't forget to check out Crafter's Castle NEW monthly challenges HERE!!!

Please visit the rest of Crafter's Castle Design Team for more inspiration!




Thanks for stopping by and...


HAPPY CRAFTING!!!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Crafter's Castle Challenge #1 - Anything Goes

Welcome to
Crafter's Castle Challenge #1
Anything goes

PLEASE READ THE CHALLENGE RULES TO GET FAMILIAR WITH HOW OUR CHALLENGES WORK
(see tabs above)

We are so excited to start having challenges here on Crafter's Castle 
and look forward to seeing everyone's entries!!!

Our first challenge theme is ANYTHING GOES.  What does this mean?  That means your creation can be a card, scrapbook layout, mixed media, something altered, 3D, or whatever your heart desires, as long as it is newly created by you (no back linking).

Our gracious sponsor this month is
The winner will get their choice of ONE digital stamp set or digital paper pack from MHK Designs so visit the store and get your wish list started in case you are the winner!!!

Here are our talented design team's creations....
Please visist their blogs for more inspiration.

Jeanie Ellis




Priya Satish




Now it's YOUR turn....let's see YOUR creations!


Friday, January 5, 2018

Easy Shadowbox Card with MHK Designs

This is my "INSPIRATION" card for Crafter's Castle first monthly challenge!!!


Challenges start the first Saturday of each month and go through the end of the month.

This month's sponsor is MHK Designs and the digital image set I used to make this sweet card is "Friendship" 


I printed out the image and colored it with Ohuhu colored pencils.  The card is made from digital paper pack "Worn & Weathered PINK" from MHK Designs.  I added a sweet little butterfly I die cut with my Cuttlebug and added a few Bitty Sparklers gems from CTMH.  And then I added some Petaloo flowers that I inked with "Picked Raspberry" Distress ink, and pink & white gingham ribbon.

To see my video tutorial on how to make a shadowbox card like this CLICK HERE 


And don't forget to check out Crafter's Castle NEW monthly challenges HERE!!!

And here are some other challenges...
4 Crafty Chicks - #384 Dies and Punches
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - #449 Box or Bag

Cute Card Thursday - #511 Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times - #62 Flowers
Crafty Gals Corner - #156 Anything Goes
Cuttlebug Mania - Flowers
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - #357 Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!


Monday, January 1, 2018

Easel Card with MHK Designs January Release

I'm loving the new MHK Designs January Release digital image set... "Framed Favorites" 


The second I saw this I knew what I wanted to do!
What I made is an easel card... but not to give as a card ....I have put this on my desk because I love the saying and think it is something I need to read often.



I flipped the image to create a frame for the saying.  I used Ohuhu colored pencils to color the flowers and added pearls to the center of each flower.  I used a rectangle stitched die to cut out the front of the card, and printed extra flowers to cut out to embellish the bottom of the card.


This set has so many beautiful possibilities and positive uplifting messages.  To see more inspiration visit MHK Designs Blog and also check out the challenge while you're there.

Now for the challenges I'm entering...
Use Your Stuff - Anything Goes
Hiding In My Craft Room - #333 Freestyle
Colour Crazy Challenge - #51 Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - #29
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog - #74
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - Christmas Blog Candy


Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Christmas Shadowbox Card

I am hooked on this shadowbox card fold and decided to use it to make a few of these Christmas cards.  I love the stamp and die set from Paper Sweeties, it is the Holly Days bundle (stamps and dies) but they no longer sell it I'm sad to say....but I know they have other sets that are just as sweet.


I used my Cuttlebug.  The opening was cut with Sizzix Scallop Circle Dies. The snowman and snowflakes are all from that Paper Sweeties Holly Days Bundle set.  I used colored pencils and glitter gel pens and then added some pretty gems.  I used Liquid Glass from Close To My Heart to give his "carrot" nose some shine and dimension.  The snowflake patterened cardstock is from an old Recollections pack I had got from Michaels a couple years ago.

To see my tutorial on how to make the shadowbox card just CLICK HERE (oops....that isn't suppose to be public until January 6th....oh well...LOL)

I can't forget the challenges!!!
613 Avenue Create - #204 AG/OPT Christmas/Winter
A Vintage Journey - Winter Wonderland
Die Cut Diva's - Winter Time
Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - December
Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - December
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies
Happy Little Stampers - Christmas Challenge
Paper Sweeties - #62 December
Cuttlebug Mania - It's Christmastime
Die Cuttin' Diva's - Challenge #348 Holiday


Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Masculine Montana Shaker Card

Masculine cards are something I struggle with.  It's not the making of them I have a problem with, it's coming up with an idea that I like.



I made this one for my brother-in-law, and like my husband, he is an outdoorsy country boy.  I love moose and knew he would too so this was pefect.  Since we actually have Winter where we live I decided to make it a snowy shaker card to go along with the snow that is in this pre-colored digital image from DeeDee's Digis (no longer in business sorry).  The front of the card was embossed with a woodgrain look and inked with "Gathered Twigs" Distress Ink.  I added a die cut tree to the front and some Stickles to represent snow.

I actually found some good Challenges too...
A Gem Of A Challenge - #208 Animals In The Snow
613 Avenue Create - #204 AG/OPT Christmas/Winter
A Vintage Journey - Winter Wonderland
Fussy & Fancy - #201 Blue & Brown/Beige Winter
Moving Along With The Times - #59 Christmas Animals
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges #201 Winter Weather
Crafty Gals Corner - #151 Anything Goes
Die Cut Diva's - Winter Time
Crafty Cardmakers - #201 Animal Magic

Thanks for stopping by and...
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!