Saturday, August 31, 2019

August Challenge #20 & July Winner!

Welcome to Crafter's Castle August Challenge!!!
This challenge is open Internationally!

This month's sponsor is Little Blue Button Stamps and they are offering a $10 Gift Code to their store!

As always our challenges are ANYTHING GOES
but we like to throw in an OPTION to challenge you and 
this month's OPTION is Any Occasion!
This is an OPTION for fun and not a requirement.

Please review the CHALLENGE RULES (see tab above)

And now it's time to announce July's WINNER of the $25 Gift Code from Beebeecraft
And the winner is...

Please contact Janie at
to claim your prize!!!

And here is a badge for you to proudly display

And the fabulous TOP 3 
in numerical order

#26 Liliane Carvalho

#67 Linda Mc Enery

#83 Plony


I hope you proudly display your TOP 3 badge

If you need some inspiration you will find it here....

Janie (video)

Now it's YOUR turn to inspire US with your entries....

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Gone Fishin - Flip & Fold Card

Looking for Crafter's Castle Challenge?

I purchased this Gone Fishin digital kit from Taylormadecards4u a few months ago to make this card for my husband for Father's Day....and I loved it so much I had to make one for our son for his birthday!

To see this Flip & Fold card opened up so you can get the whole effect as well as a tutorial
CLICK HERE to wach my video.

I would have tried to add several pictures of each stage of the card but  you wouldn't get the whole effect and you would want to see the tutorial anyway :) 

This is the Gone Fishin digital kit
It is the PERFECT digital / printable kit for creating anything and everything for the guy in your life!

Now I just need to find some challenges to enter!
And talking about challenges....don't forget to enter YOUR creations in Crafter's Castle Challenge!

Thanks for stopping by and...

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Sweet & Easy Card

If you are looking for

Last year I received a wonderful pack of papers/cardstock from Paper Temptress and fell in love.  I only made one video using them because I thought she had gone out of business and didn't see a reason to "tempt" people to get something that was no longer available.  But recently I discovered that Paper Temptress DIDN'T close the store!  So  you will be seeing more from me using her products.

Here is my recent card using Amethyst Mica/Metallic cardstock.  It is really sturdy and I knew it would be perfect for using with my We R Memory Keepers Next Level embossing folders.  (I will have review on my YouTube channel in the near future on these embossing folders and it may not be what you don't miss it).  I wish you could see the subtle Mica/Metallic sheen of this cardstock but I couldn't get it to show up in the picture.  Same with the beautiful Silver Laser Lustre cardstock I used for the butterflies and the Best Wishes.  The cardstock cuts beautifully with my dies and I am planning a video in the near future to share that, and maybe in the video you will be able to see the beautiful shimmer better.  I love how the elegance of the cardstock makes it easy to make a beautiful card.

I hope you visit Paper Temptress to all the wonderful papers/cardstock and other products she has!

Thanks for stopping by and....

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Floating Card - A Clear background Illusion

This month Crafter's Castle Challenge is sponsored by
and I found the cutest digital image there called
I have been wanting to do a "Floating Card" for a couple years and just  never got around to it until now.

What is a floating card you ask?  It is a card that appears to have a freestanding front and/or images floating in mid-air.  This illusion is created by using something like acetate, PVC sheets, or what some people call "clear cardstock".

CLICK HERE to watch my video and see how it's done :) 

Scroll down to find links to the rest of the design team to see their wonderful creations as well as links to Crafter's Castle Challenge and Little Blue Button Stamps.

I invite you to visit Crafter’s Castle Blog and enter this month’s Challenge at This month’s prize is a $10 Gift Code to Little Blue Button Stamps
Please visit this month’s sponsor, Little Blue Button Stamps
Here are links to Crafter’s Castle Design Team YouTube channels or blog posts where you will find more creativity and inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by and....