Friday, 22 July 2011

Happy Birthday to You!

The other day we took my sister to her friend's house. Her mom is the one who got our family into card making and she still borrows us some of her supplies. While we were there she gave me a page of digis and this cool grass to use on a card! This cute donkey was my favourite. It is a Meljens image. I used blue paper to look like sky. I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Iris' Spot Challenge 21 - Use your favourite (or most used) stamp
Kona Kid Krafter's - Anything Goes (my 3rd and final entry)
Stitchy Bear Kids - Anything Goes (my 3rd and final entry)
The Latte Lounge July Kids Challenge - Dreaming of a Summer Day

O Christmas Tree

One last Christmas in July mini challenge at Catch the Bug and it is Anything Goes. My daughter coloured this image awhile back, so this card is a combined effort! The polka dot Christmas tree is from The Crafty Nomad - they sure have some nice Christmas digis and sentiments. My sentiment is from SU. I am also entering this card in another Anything Goes challenge at Craft Us Crazy. Thanks for looking and have a great weekend : )

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Winter William

Meet Winter William. He is a freebie I picked up at Pink Gem Designs. The sentiment is yet another one from The Crafty Nomad (also a freebie). I tried to give William rosy cheeks since he has been out making snowballs in the cold winter weather! I am entering my card in the daily Christmas Challenge at Catch the Bug, which is Snow Business. I am also entering my card in the following challenges:

CES Challenges - Christmas
Sew Many Challenges - Glitter
Stamp Something - Christmas in July somethings

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Christmas Sketch Challenge

I love a good sketch challenge! This one is part of the daily Christmas in July festivities at Catch the Bug. I used this cute Polly Penguin digi from the DigiStamp Boutique.  I am entering it in the Glitter challenge at Sew Many Challenge since I used some glitter for the snow and the ornament. We sure like using buttons on our cards at our much so that they are now all over the living room - thanks to one of my twin 4 year old monkeys!!!! I will also enter my card at :

CES Challenges - Christmas
Stamp Something - Christmas in July Somethings
The Crafty Pad - Christmas in July
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Getting Cute

I could probably find more challenges but I need to finish this post and get on with my day : )

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

10th Anniversary Card

Our tenth anniversary is this Thursday. Looking forward to our date night : ) In the meantime, I took a break from making Christmas card and chose this great digi I got from one of my most favourite sites - Melonheadz to make my hubby a card. Nikki is super kind and offers soooo many freebies. I did purchase her Nativity set cause I just love her images. I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes (If they get to 1000 entries there will be an additional prize!)
Totally Stampalicious - Buttons and Bows
Meljens Challenge Blog - Buttons and Bows

Santa's Little Helper

I am trying to enter all the daily challenge's at Catch The Bug's Christmas in July. Today's challenge was to use the freebie provided. Isn't she something? I couldn't decide which sentiment to use - but finally decided on this one I got from The Crafty Nomad. I found a ton of challenges this week so am entering this card in a few others. Here they are:

Stamp Something - Christmas in July somethings
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Sew Many Challenges - Glitter
CES Challenges #45 - Christmas

Monday, 18 July 2011

Holy Family

A while back I decided to try out my "new" (bought secondhand) Holy Family SU stamp set and then I thought maybe it is a good idea to get a head start on Christmas cards and then I realized that all card makers do that and now Catch the Bug is having a CHRISTMAS IN JULY bloghop and daily challenges, so......I decided to use this one for the non traditional colours challenge. Besides Catch the Bug I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday Challenge #173 - Going Round in Circles
Stamp Something - Christmas in July somethings
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft Challenge 151 - Wish Upon a Star

Fun in the Sun #2

Here is my card for the "Fun in the Sun" challenge at Messy's Mini Missions and "Dreaming of a Sunny Day" challenge at The Latte Lounge. I love to eat ice cream on a hot summer day so I used an ice cream digi. I used these flower embellisments and flower paper cause I help my mom and grandma water flowers in their gardens. Stay cool cause it is super hot here!
: ) P.K.

Fun in the Sun #1

As soon as Messy's Mini Missions posted their July challenge "Fun in the Sun" I got to work on this card. I definitely think flip flops go with summer fun. I've been wearing mine all summer - riding bikes, at the lake, at the beach, by the pool. I am also entering my card in the July challenge at the Latte Lounge "Dreaming of a Sunny Day". Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of your summer.
: ) Miss E.

Friday, 8 July 2011


Yet another Bugaboo image! My daughters have been making a lot of summer-ish cards so I thought I would join them. I chose a lot of bright summer colours and got to use my new copic markers ; ) Finished this one just in time to enter it as my 3rd entry at Catch the Bug Anything Goes this week.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Happy Birthday Clown

I've been using a lot of my BUGABOO images lately. That site has such cute stuff! I sure like this clown I got as a freebie. FYI they offer a new freebie every Friday. I am entering my card in the following challenges: Catch the Bug Anything Goes (2nd entry), Sketch Saturday Week 162 and Sentimental Sundays Anything Goes with a sentiment.

Sunday, 3 July 2011


I often look to other blogs for design inspiration and found an interesting sketch on Meljens Designs Blog that I had to try. Of course as soon as I start card making, my 2 daughters want to join me. So I suggested we make the exact same card....which makes things a lot easier. One of them agreed, however, we both used different colours and papers. We used an image I bought from Bugaboo a while back (you can get it HERE) that I thought would go perfectly with a freebie of Meljen's. I am entering my card in the following 2 challenges:  Catch the Bug - Anything Goes and Meljen's Design Challenge #65.

Friday, 1 July 2011

Have a beautiful summer

I made this card Thursday. It was my first day of summer vacation. I am done Kindergarden and I am going to go to grade 1 soon. My mom got me a new picture of a fairy. I used different kinds of paper which I chose all by myself. My card has a person sitting on a blanket at the beach. I am going to enter it in the following challenges: 

Iris's Spot Challenge 20 - Layers
The June Kid's Challenge at the Latte Lounge - Dreaming  of a Sunny Day

P. K.