Friday, January 20, 2017

FFC #172 Always anything Goes


Hello sweet friends!
Welcome to another Fun~day Friday Challenge!! 

 This week's Challenge:
"Always Anything Goes"


Our Sponsor this week is:
The Cutting Cafe
  The winner will win 3 digital stamps or cut files of their choice from the Cutting Cafe Store!

 So make sure to play along this week~


    Starts: Friday, Jan. 20th   12:00AM

Ends:   Friday, Jan. 27th    6:00PM
(Eastern time)

Now let's see what the FFC Design Team has created for this Challenge:

TEAM B


Joyce 


AJ 




 





What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,
using the linky tool below.

2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge

3. THREE entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.

5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random wins (optional from sponsors prizes)
Any random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until Jan. 20th by 6:00PM (eastern) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of Jan. 23rd.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!
Until next time, enjoy life's blessings~
Thanks for stopping by!



Monday, January 16, 2017

Winners FFC #170 announced~

Hi there friends...
We have the Top 3's and winners from Fun~day Friday
challenge #170! Are you one of them lucky ones???

Our TOP 3 winners from  FFC #170
 "Always Anything Goes":


  •                  #41 -- Cicci with the pen
  •                  #71-- Lisa F.
  •                  #79-- Mattie M.


 And now our winner of the 4 digital images from Bugaboo's online store:

Bugaboo Stamps

 #78 Victoria R.


And now our winner of 4 digital stamps from the LBBS online Shop:
Little Blue Button Stamps


#63 Christine Miller



All Winners & Top 3's Please email me at:
FFCprizes at gmail dot com!
You will have 2 weeks to claim your prizes!

  
Well my friends that is all I have for today. I hope you have a great day! Thanks for stopping by and until next time.... Enjoy life's blessings~

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Winter Blues Dies R Us Mid-Month Challenge #65








Hello sweet friends! 
Welcome to a new challenge at Dies R US!! Our theme for this challenge is "Winter Blues" so think of winter, frosty cold days, snow, blue tones and anything that you would relate to winter! Here is my project for today!



I decided to make this cute winter "park" scene where all the animals and snowmen play! This is a standard A2 sized card. I cut out this beautiful Cheery Lynn- Cathedral Lace Doily out of some Neena solar white cardstock and adhered it to a piece of "ice blue twist" from Lawn Fawn's "Let's Bokeh in the snow" paper pad. This was my starting point to which I would start building up my scene. I stamped the cute squirrel, fox, cardinal, winter trees and holly and berries from the Lawn Fawn- Joy to the woods stamps and colored them in using my zig watercolor markers. I used the Lawn Fawn-Joy to the woods Dies to cut out my images and set them aside.  Next I die cut the icicles from a MFT die and added them to the front of the cathedral lace doily. Then I took the winter trees from the "Joy to the woods" set and added a little bit of weathered wood distress ink to make the tree look more realistic. Then I added some crackle glaze to the trees and once dried, I adhered them down where I wanted them to continue building my scene. I love how these turned out because the crackle glaze gives the illusion of "frozen ice" running down the trees. The bench is a die from La La Land Crafts  that was cut out on some paper that I had in my stash. This was the next die that was nestled onto my card scene. I decided to cut a few more icicles and adhered some down along the bottom of the bench to once again give the look of frozen ice that had once been fresh fallen snow that melted and froze when this park reached freezing temps! I also added some smaller icicles to some of the branches along the trees. Next I die cut the Mr. & Mrs. Snowmen which is from Spellbinders and cut out their hat and scarf with some paper from MME. I colored in the hat on the Mrs. and then I placed them both in place where I wanted them. I cut some snow drifts from a MFT die and put them in place. I have one behind the bench and the other in the front. The only thing left to do now was place the little critters into the scene. I knew I wanted the cardinal to be on the tree branch looking down at the bench at his park friends. The sweet little squirrel and fox decided they wanted to be on the bench to help their little feet from freezing in that snow!  To finish off the card, I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set, added a clear sequin to the Mrs. snowman's hat and the holly and berries to the Mr. snowman's hat and added some clear texture gems & clear sequins scattered around. I then adhered this card panel to my white card base. All of the product that I used that are highlighted in links, can be found in the Dies R Us store HERE

Here is a closer look at the trees that actually look like they have frozen ice on them............(sorry I didn't have great lighting, it was dark & gloomy out)


Well that is all I have for you today my friends. I appreciate you for taking time out of your day to visit me and see what I am up to. Please don't forget to stop by the Dies R US challenge blog to see what the rest of my design team sisters have created for you today. And make sure to link up your own project too! And for more inspiration, check out the Dies R US Inspiration blog . You will find yourself browsing for awhile. There are so many gorgeous projects that will surely inspire you and get your creative mojo flowing. Thanks again for stopping by!


Until next time, Enjoy life's blessings~

Friday, January 13, 2017

FFC #171 Always anything goes and a new sponsor!!


Hello sweet friends!
Welcome to another Fun~day Friday Challenge!!
Today I am super excited to announce a new sponsor to FFC!
Today we welcome Oddball Art! Please take a minute to go check out their online store and browse! They have some of the cutest digital stamps!!!

 This week's Challenge:

"Always Anything Goes"


Our Sponsor this week
  The winner will win 3 digital stamps
 of their choice!

 So make sure to play along this week~


    Starts: Friday, January 13th 12:00AM

   Ends: Friday, January 20th   6:00PM
(Eastern time)

Now let's see what the FFC Design Team has created for this Challenge:

Team A


Margaret 

What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,
using the linky tool below.

2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge

3. THREE entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.

5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random wins (optional from sponsors prizes)
Any random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until Jan. 20th by 6:00PM (eastern) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of Jan. 23rd.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!
Until next time, enjoy life's blessings~
Thanks for stopping by!



Friday, January 6, 2017

FFC #170 "Anything Goes"


Hello sweet friends!
Welcome to another Fun~day Friday Challenge!!
Happy New Year!!
I hope all of you had a relaxing holiday season and I hope that 2017 is off to a great start for you. I have some very exciting news to share with you. Are you paying attention? You are going to love this news, promise! For 2017, we have been renewed for another year with almost all of our sponsors!!! AND we have gained 6 (Yes 6!!) new sponsors too! AND there is more....... Our challenges are now officially ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES!! That's right! Every week, every challenge, always anything goes!!! Are ya doing the happy dance!?! :)
Occasionally, we may add a sketch or color challenge in there for additional inspiration but it will still be anything goes! So would you like to know who our sponsors are this year?? Have a look!

Our Current sponsors for 2017
A Day for Daisies
Bugaboo Stamps
The Cutting Cafe
Di's Digis Stamps
Kenny K Stamps
Lawn Fawn
Limited Runs Digital Stamps

Our NEW sponsors for 2017

Quite a line up this year huh? Trust me, we are as thrilled as you are right about now!! Lots in store this year too! There will be more giveaways, more guest designer spots & more!  So let's move right on to our First challenge of the year!

 This week's Challenge:
"Always Anything Goes"


Our Sponsors this week are:
Bugaboo Stamps
  The winner will win 4 digital images of their choice from the Bugaboo Store!


AND
Little Blue Button Stamps
The winner will win 4 digital images of their choice from the LBBS online shop!

 So make sure to play along this week~

    Starts: Friday, January 6th   12:00AM

   Ends:  Friday, January 13th    6:00PM
(This blog and the challenges are on eastern standard time, USA)

Now let's see what the designers have created for you!

TEAM B

What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,
using the linky tool below.

2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge

3. THREE entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.

5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random wins (optional from sponsors prizes)
Any random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until Jan. 13th by 6:00PM (eastern) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of Jan. 16th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!
Until next time, enjoy life's blessings~
Thanks for stopping by!



Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year with Dies R Us!! And an Anything Goes Challenge to kick it off!!








Hello sweet friends! Welcome to 2017!
Welcome to our 1st challenge at Dies R US in this new year! Wow, still cannot believe that another year has gone and here we are starting a brand new one! I do hope that 2017 brings each of you more kindness, love, financial wealth, stability and lots of good health! And of course, lots of crafting!!! So, this is my very first project in the new year and I am super excited that it is with Dies R Us! Ok let's get to it because I'm excited to share with you what I created! Our challenge theme is Anything Goes using Dies! So with that being said, here it is!



I know that the holidays are all behind us now but I couldn't resist making a Holiday card! At least I have one done and on my way to a good start for the end of this year! Maybe if I do a holiday card a month, I will have a nice selection for next holiday season by the time it gets here and I won't have to stress about getting my cards completed. :) And yes I do have "2016" on my watermark because when I created it, it was still 2016! :)  So how about this snowman! Isn't he just so cute?

I used the "Build a snowman die set", by Cheery Lynn Designs to create this adorable little guy! I knew that I wanted him to be in some snowy hills so I hand tore some cardstock to create my snow hills and then just tucked him behind the first snow hill. Even die cut the broom in this die set and stuck it in the snow next to him! So my card is a standard A2 card size on some Bazzill cardstock base. My background layer is a piece of paper from Sizzix that I had in my stash from ages ago but it had little dots that resembled snow falling and I liked that for my background layer. At the top of the card front, I used the "Icicles" die from Precious Marieke, cut out of some DCWV glitter paper. I really love this die! It truly makes my snowy scene look very cold and icy all of a sudden!


My sentiment and the little snowflakes around it are from a MCT stamp set called, "Holiday Tags". But do you see the cute little frame around my sentiment? Well, I actually used some "corners" to build that cute frame. I used the "Heart & Loop" corner dies from Frantic Stamper! Really neat huh? I absolutely love these corner dies and they are so elegant. I just love how I was able to frame the sentiment and give it a classy look.  All of the dies that I used for this card can be found in the Dies R Us store HERE~

So to finish off the card, I added in some wood veneer trees and a little bit of white ink around the edges of them to give the look of fresh fallen snow. The papers that I used for this card are all from DCWV and Bazzill, with the exception of that one paper in the background which is from Sizzix.

I am adding this card to the following challenges:
Paper Sweeties- January Challenge


Well that is all I have for you today my friends. What a great way to start off the new year! Always nice to see things a bit "frosty" in the month of January! :) I hope you will play along in our very first challenge of the new year! Please link up!

I appreciate you for taking time out of your day to visit me and see what I am up to. Please don't forget to stop by the Dies R US challenge blog to see what the rest of my design team sisters have created for you today. And make sure to link up your own project too! And for more inspiration, check out the Dies R US Inspiration blog . There are so many gorgeous projects that will surely inspire you and get you creating! Thanks again for stopping by and Happy New Year again!


Until next time, Enjoy life's blessings~