Tuesday, July 31

Rainin' Cats and Dogs!

Well, it's not really, but it is wet and foggy here! How about where you are?
Here's a card I just finished.

Welcome to the Pack
FREE digi by Starry Night Studios
~Digi Haven-it's a dog's and cat's world FREEBIE digi
~Sweet Sunday Sketch-sketch inspiration #163
~Cupcake Crafts-great outdoors
~Daisy Doodles-outdoors
~Kraft Journal-use any sketch and kraft paper
~Top Tip Tuesday-focus on the ribbon
(tip-sometimes a little piece of ribbon makes all the difference in a card!)
~Crafty Ribbon-opening ceremony-ribbon

Speaking of cats and dogs, here are our pets.





Can you believe it, tomorrow is Wednesday already! Wow!

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

It just hap{pin}s to be THAT TIME!

Yup, THAT TIME is the time for a new {PIN}spirational Challenge!

Here's the pic for this week.
. . . and here's my card.

~Party Time Tuesdays-anything goes
~Crafty Sentiments-numbers
~Crazy Amigo-dies/punches
~Card Crafter's Circle-CAS
~The Stamping Boutique-anything goes

Check out the blog for more details and join in on the fun!!

 Here's a notebook I did today as well.
~Come and Get It-anything but a card
~Incy Wincy-anything but a card
~Pause Dream Enjoy-favorite hobby
~Cupcake Inspiration-photo inspiration
~Digi Darla-wings
~Make My Monday-color inspiration
~Basic Grey-wings (used Kioshi paper)
~Shopping Our Stash-What was I thinking?
I bought those white puffy American Thickers because EVERYONE was getting them and using them! I've had them for about 2 years and finally took them out today. I colored over the bird with a Copic and then covered it with Stickles. I think it turned out OK!
Better than what it looked like before!

OK, back to the craft room! Check in later!
(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !


This is my last challenge card for TUESDAY ALCHEMY. I have really enjoyed my month there! Thanks Corrinne!

This week's challenge is ICE CREAM!
Here's mine using a digi from the sponsor this week, When the Scrap Hits the Fun .

~IDIC-summer fun (what's more fun than eating ICE CREAM!!)
~Oldie But Goodie-photo inspiration (old supply is the ice cream button)
~Frosted Designs-one word
~Polka Doodles-summer
~Crazy 4 Challenges-hot summer nights
~Scrapbooking Queen-summer and food
~Sassy Cheryl's-pretty paper

Don't forget to drop over and check out what the design team has created! And play along!
Have a totally terrific Tuesday!

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Monday, July 30

Happy Happy Happy

This is my card for The Stamping Boutique DT call out now. I was so excited when I saw this because I love Tracey's digis!

Happy Birthday to You
~Lia Stampz-birthday
~Kaboodle Doodle-birthday
~Paper Pretties-2 or more designer papers
~Sweet N Sassy-flag or banner
~Kenny K's-banners or bunting

Here's to a wickedly wonderful week!!!

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Gettin' Groovy on a Monday Mornin'!

This week's challenge at LOVE TO CREATE is "add a tag to your creation".
The sponsor is Fresh Brewed Designs. I used one of their images.

Groovy Far Out Gal
~Color Throwdown

~Digi Doodle Shop-stripes
~DYSU-for a friend
~Paper Playtime-anything goes
~Tammy's Scrappin' Corner-anything goes
~Critter Sketch-anything goes
~Squigglefly-speak to me (add sentiment on front of card)
~Scrapscene-WIP Monday
~Crafty Ribbon- Day 3 buttons

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Sunday, July 29

I'm Quirky!

Hey!!! I'm a guest DT at Quirky Crafts Challenge this week! How cool!
The challenge this week is QUIRKY CUPCAKES!

I had to look up QUIRKY to make sure I was on the right track with these cards. One definition is "something that's strange, not normal but cool", another says "surprising, odd, different in a good way". I think I'm OK with these cards! They are definitely quirky! But soooo cute!

One of the sponsors is Paper Pretties. I used one of their images.

~Shopping Our Stash-something new but not yet used (Amy Tangerine Thickers)
~Use it Tuesday-uncut paper-Amy Tangerine sheet(Hoarded supply is glass beads)
~Divas by Design-birthday
~My Mum's Craft Shop-birthday girl
~Paper Pretties-birthday
~Crafts 4 Eternity-birthday
~Stampin' Sisters in Christ-Matthew 27:51 torn paper

Another sponsor is Limited Runs.

Celebrate Christmas One Cupcake at a Time
~Holly Jolly Christmas-non-traditional colors
~Crafty Catz-all that glitters
~2 Sisters-Christmas
~Secret Crafters-bright and cheerful
~Sweet Stampin'-Christmas
~Hiding in My Craft Room-Christmas
~Squiggles and Giggles-stash attack(buttons-tree and snowflakes)
~One Stitch at a Time-use a digi

Have a sweet Sunday!

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !


for you!

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Friday, July 27

Rainbows and Butterflies

The theme for the challenge this week at CHOCOLATE, COFFEE AND CARDS is rainbows and butterflies. I used an image from the sponsor, My Heart Pieces.

Have Passport Will Travel
~City Crafter-Bon Voyage
~Stamping Boutique-paper piecing (suitcase)
~Simon Says-anything goes
~Joyful Stamper-inspire me Friday
~Poodles Parlour-anything goes

The other ladies on the team have created beautiful cards. Go check them out and join in on the challenge this week!

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Merry Memories

This week at CHRISTMAS STAMPIN' ALL YEAR LONG, the challenge is a lovely photo!

Here's my card using an image from the sponsor Meljen's Designs.

Merry Memories
~Meljen's-anything goes (must be a Meljen digi)
~Addicted to Stamps-Christmas
~OLLCB-1 image, 2 designer papers, 3 embellsihments (ribbon, Stickles, rubons)
~Stamp N Doodle-Christmas
~Celebrate the Occasion-at least 3 stars (one on gingerbread's neck and some on top of trees on patterned paper)
~Pixie Dust Studios-Christmas

Check out the blog and see what the other ladies created.Beautriful work!

It's gonna be a great day! It's only 9:30 and I have clothes washed and on the line! Bed linen to go out next! Coffee is good! A new "Stampin' Up" catalogue to ENJOY! Getting groceries, do some shopping! And more than likely a BBQ tonight! Awwwwwww, the lovely days of SUMMER!

Oh, and here's a cake I made yesterday for hubby. Homemade icing! YUM! I sprinkled broken Crispy Crunch bar on the top.

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Thursday, July 26

Looking Out to SEA!

~DP2-in the doghouse
*explanation for WATER challenges.
This is a little sailor who is looking out at the ocean! You can't see it, but he's looking at it!
~Cute Card Thursday-distressing
~Fresh Brewed-photo inspiration
~Totally Papercrafts-photo inspiration
(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Wednesday, July 25

Never Never Never Give Up!

~Squigglefly-paper piercing
~Shabby Tea Room-photo inspiration
~Craft-Room Challenge-buttons and bows
~Papertake Weekly-make own embellishment (flower)
~Little Red Wagon-chevrons
~Word Art Wednesday- "Never, never, never give up." ~Winston Churchill
(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Heart to Heart!

This week's challenge at PENNY'S PAPER CRAFTY CHALLENGE is Wedding or Anniversary.

My card was made using a digi from the sponsor, Stamping Dragon Designs.

Heart to Heart
Hand in Hand
~Southern Girls-fantasy
~Crafty Catz-monochromatic
~Di's Digi Designs-mystical creature
~Sweet Stampin'-monochromatic
~Deep Ocean-fantasy world
~Stampin' Sisters in Christ-Matthew 11:30 CAS
~Inky Impressions-dies or punches

Check out the creations by the other DT and have a go at the challenge!!
Have fun!

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Tuesday, July 24

Hi, again!

Just a Note to Say Hi
FREE digi by Sliekje
~Sentimental Sundays-wings plus sketch
~Paper and Such-stitch it (faux)
~Digi Haven-fairies (must be a freebie)
~Crazy 4 Challenges-stitching (faux)
~Crafty Pad-interactive (butterflies wings move)

Hope you're having a beautiful sunny day! We are! BBQ is on the menu tonite! YUM!

There's Something Hap{PIN}in' Here!

That "something" is a NEW CHALLENGE at my {PIN}spirational Challenge blog!
The photo this week is beautiful!

. . . and here's my card I made. I used an image provided by the sponsor this week,

To Wonderful You
From Thankful Me
~IDIC-kraft paper
~Dream Valley-summer
~Kraft Journal-make me smile
~Use Your Stuff-kraft paper (hoarded supply is Chatterbox paper.I've had it for YEARS!)
~Digi Darla-wheels
~LEJ Designs-bling

Please go check out the blog and the challenge and join us for the challenge. The design team and I would LOVE to see your creation!

A Kewpie Little Christmas

Here's my GDT card for TUESDAY ALCHEMY. The challenge this week is VERY VINTAGE. I don't think I've ever made a vintage card and I'm not sure this one qualifies as vintage. But I used an old Christmas postcard image,lace and crocheted flower and I distressed the edges.
Vintage? Yeah, it looks like it anyway! hehe!

Kewpie's Playing Santa Claus . . .
~Unstampabelles-celebrations and NO STAMPS
~Totally Gorjuss-leaves
~Crafty Boots-babies
~Cutie Pie-Christmas
~Lexi's Creations-Christmas
~Party Time Tuesdays-Christmas

Here's to a terrific Tuesday!

Monday, July 23

I've Got a Lovely Bunch of . . .

Thanks a Bunch
~Corrosive Challenge-cheeky,saucy,sassy (nothing cheekier than a monkey, hehe!)
~Kaboodle Doodle-what's in?-pennants
~Ribbon Reel-buttons and ribbon
~Lollipop Ladies-bananas and leaves
~Craft Your Days Away-shades of grey and another color (yellow)
~Cheerful Stamp Pad-give me five (hands and feet)

Hope you are having a marvelous Monday.

Goin' All Spotty,Mate!

The challenge this week at LOVE TO CREATE is "Spots and Dots"! The sponsor is Meljen's Designs. I chose Pirate Johnny! He's cool!!

Ahoy Mate!
~Simply Create Too-use something twice (two triangle corners)
~Make It Monday-anything goes
~Tammy's Scrappin' Corner-BINGO (charm, free space, stickers-lettering)
~Scrapscene-WIP Monday
~Crazy Challenge-by the sea

Go check out the spotted and dotted creations of the other DT members! Join us for the challenge as well! See you there!


Sunday, July 22

smile :o)

Source: imgfave.com via Delmy on Pinterest

Tag, You're It!

The challenge at PILE IT ON this week is TAGS! Fun stuff!
Here's mine.

Happy Birthday
You Rock
~CCEE-2 border punches
~Aud Sentiments-sentiment on tag
~Card Makin' Mamas-1 image, 2 designer papers, 3 embellishmens (ribbon, brad, distressing ink)
~Hiding In My Craft Room-5 layers or more (there are 5 layers including the paper piecing)
~LEJ Designs-anything goes

Check out the tags that the other DT made. Join in on the fun,too!

Saturday, July 21

You are the CHAMP!

Since the Olympics are about to start, many blogs are challenging us to make sports-related cards. So, that's what I decided to do today!

digi by Whoopsi Daisy
~Craft Punked-olympics
~Friday Mashup-summer
~Polka Doodle-recycle (I used a piece of cardboard to stamp the hexagons on the background paper)
~City Crafters-hexagons

Here's Lexi, looking out the window at the passing cars.This is one of her fav pastimes.

It's a gorgeous day here!!! For sure it's almost 30 degrees. Hubby went out and bought rain gear for work. Hopefully that he doesn't have to use it yet for a WHILE!!!! (fingers crossed)

Have a super Saturday!!

Friday, July 20

Chocolate! Yum!

A Gal's Best Pal

 Closeup of the chocolate.Doesn't it look real!
digi by Cleah Valero
sentiment digi by Raindrop Echo
~Crafty Pad-paper piecing (girl's top)
~Craft Your Passion-kraft paper and ribbon
~Shabby Tea Room-photo inspiration,ribbon and stitching
~Twisted Tuesday-chocolate and glitter
~Paper Pretties-bling it on
~Phindy's Place-button it
~Crafting When We Can-1 image,2 ribbons,3 buttons

My sweet Lexi!!! Sweeter than chocolate! Hehe!

Catch you all tomorrow! Have a great Friday evening. We're going out for something to eat and then going to the new Batman movie.

Things are "sketchy" at CSAYL

At Christmas Stampin All Year Long, it's choose a sketch from anywhere and create a Christmas card. I chose one of mine! Hehe!

Here it is:

. . . and here's my card.

Christmas Kisses
digi by Limited Runs, the sponsor this week.
~Clear It Out-Christmas (red heart)
~Scrap Creations-Christmas
~Totally Gorjuss-Christmas
~Joyful Stamper-Inspire Me Fridays
~Sweet N Sassy-Christmas
~Stamping with the Dragon-Christmas
~Card Crafter's Circle-for a child
~Splendiferous Creations-diecuts (heart and snowflake)

Check out the great cards that the other DTs have created and join in on the fun! Not much longer now and you'll be needing those Christmas cards! So get going on them NOW if you haven't already!

Have a FAB Friday!

Thursday, July 19

Fun All Year Round!

Fun in the Sun
digi by Pollycraft
~Crafty Calendar-fun in the sun,shine (used Glossy Accent on sunglasses, eyes, and drink glass)
~Opus Gluei-suntan
~Daisy Doodles-bring on the sun
~Squigglyfly-ribbon, brad,diecut (circle on tag) and image
~CYDI-day at the beach
~Aud Sentiment-sentiment on a tag
~Digi Stamps 4 Joy-what's your weather
~Inky Impressions-photo inspiration

Merry Little Christmas
~Here Come the Boys-tag on card
~Cards for Men-Christmas
~Creative Belli-Christmas
~Charisma Cardz-favorite animal (dog)
~Shelly's Images-anything goes
~Jingle Belles-red or green (not both)
~Crafty Hazelnut-star
~Crop Stop-photo corner

Soooooo nice!

The challenge this time around at  My Heart Pieces is USE SQUARES or CIRCLES on your creation! Be sure to check out the lovely work by the design team!

Here's mine. I used the beautiful stamp Ankhi .

You're So Nice
What Would I Do Without You
~Stamptacular Sunday-wings (butterflies ) and bling( gold Stickles for earrings)
~Platypus Creek-things with wings
~One Stitch at a Time-anything goes
~Top Tip Tuesday-all about circles
~Perfect Sentiments-anything goes
~Stampin' Royalty-anything goes
~Word Art Wednesday-uplifting/encouraging words
~Digi Doodle-anything goes

Wednesday, July 18

Whew Wednesday!

Phew, I've made a few cards today, but some are for my design teams so can't show ya yet. But I have 2 projects that I can show.

All Star
~Kenny K's-get sporty
~Crafty Sentiments-blue/orange
~Dude Time Doodles-anything goes (for male)
~My Mum's Craft Shop-cats or dogs
~Milk Coffee-sports

To: From: TAG
~Fab N Funkie-make own flower

Well, that's all from me today! Whew!

Link Up!

I'm gonna start a new thing on my blog. When I come across a great blog link, I'm gonna share it with you!!

~How to stain ribbon,paper with tea or coffee
~Creating a cloudy background
~Cute Ice Cream album and DELICIOUS Ice Cream Sandwich cake.YUM!
~Sweet Cork Mushroom card holders
~Multi-fold card instructions

I Scream for Ice Cream!

Do you? Hehe!

Here's a card I made today.
I  <3 You 4EVR!

~The Stamping Boutique-texting terminology
~Fresh Brewed-food or drink
~Papercraft Star-ice cream
~Crazy 4 Challenges-sketch 145
~Secret Crafters-food or drink
~Stamp N Doodle-summer holiday

Hmmmm . . . I think I'll go make another card. But first I must eat the yummy sandwich hubby made for me for my lunch! He makes a sandwich in the evenings for himself to take to work and makes one for me as well, for my lunch. Now isn't that the sweetest!

A little "sketchy" for ya!

This week at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges, it's a SKETCH!
Go check out the cards created by the other team members and make plans to enter!!

The sponsors are:
Prize - $10

Prize -$5 voucher to use in store
Here's my card based on the sketch. I used a digi from The Digi Garden.

Your Special Day
~Bearly Mine-girly birthday card
~Papertake Weekly-all things girly
~Sassy Cheryl's-fancy border
~Tuesday Throwdown-use something clear (Glossy Accent on balloons)
~Divas by Design-anything goes
~The Paper Shelter-anything goes

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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