Thursday, October 8, 2015

Monochromatic or Color at As You Like It

Welcome back to another installment of "As You Like It" where you can showcase your "favorite" in each challenge every 2 weeks....

This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using
your Favorite either : Monochrome or Color (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

The sponsor of this challenge is

As you can probably guess, my favorite is fact, I believe I am addicted to color! :P I am an avid crocheter as well as a card maker and when I start an afghan, I am so excited to see it once ALL the colors are incorporated! SO FUN!

I hope you can find some time to come over and visit us at the As You Like It challenge blog and play along! We'd love to see whether you are a MONOCHROMATIC or COLOR person :) Cheers!

4 CC #267 {masking}

Hello there!! This week at 4 Crafty Chicks, miss Tina is our hostess-with-the-mostess and she's looking for some projects using the MASKING technique. I punched a circle out of a piece of printer paper the same size as my white card front and sponged some orange and yellow ink on it to create a sun....I wanted a deep POP of color against the black trees and I think I got it!! I really like this and how it is the focal point of the card.

Be sure to hop on over to the 4 Crafty Chicks blog HERE and see what the rest of the DT have come up for you - then link up your masking creation for us to see! Can't wait to see them all - happy crafting!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Java Time at Merry Monday!

 Welcome back to my blog to see what I've been up to....working full time has put a bit of a damper on my card making but I'm hoping to get the yard all cleaned up and "winterized" soon so that on my days off, I can thoroughly enjoy some craft cave time with candles and yep, COFFEE!! :)

That is my challenge to you this week over at Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge - "coffee themed Christmas cards!"


My card was created using the Perfect Blend set from Stampin' Up! and some wonderful Christmas papers which I distressed :) Love the plaid coffee cozy - reminds me of red flannel :)

Come on over to the Merry Monday blog HERE and check out what the rest of the Merry Makers have created for my challenge this week - you will definitely NOT be disappointed! I am so ecstatic to have all this coffee stamp enabling coming my direction :) Happy crafting and CHEERS!!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

4 CC #266 {Washi Tape}

Happy "4 Crafty Chicks" Thursday everyone! Miss Leanne is our hostess this week and she's looking for projects with WASHI TAPE! Something I don't use enough of....I had a lot of fun making this easy peesy creation - something I need to do more of:

The 4 of us Chicks would like to welcome Emily to the hen house for the month of October!! So glad to have you with us, Emily! Hop on over to the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge blog for more info and to link up your creation with WASHI TAPE!! Happy crafting!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

"sweet or savory" at as you like it

For the next 2 weeks, the challenge over at As You Like It challenge blog is "Sweet or Savory." You also have to tell us WHY your favorite is what it is. Here's a bit about the sponsor:

The sponsor of this challenge is

As you can see from the card I made this week, my favorite is SWEET. I really do like savory foods also, but if push came to shove and I HAD to choose one or the other to only have, I think I'd have sweet to satisfy my sweet tooth :)

Cupcake and sentiment dies are both from Your Next Stamp. So fun!! Be sure to come on over to the As You Like It blog and see what my super talented design team mates have created for you! AMAZING creations this week!! Cheers! a

4 CC #265 {sparkle & shine}

Happy "4 Crafty Chicks" Thursday!! It is my turn to play hostess and this week's challenge is a theme:

4 CC #265 {sparkle & shine}

So that means we want to see sparkly papers, glitter, gems, bling, shiny ribbons, or embossing etc. Anything you would consider sparkly and shiny - we wanna see it!!

I used some shiny silver SU! paper, embossed it with an ornaments embossing folder then added some gems randomly for added sparkle. The JOY sentiment is cut out of sookwang paper with blue glitter sprinkled on the top fun!! I hope you enjoy this challenge as much as I did!

Hop on over to the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge blog HERE to see what the rest of the Chicks have created for you - there is some serious "shine" happenin' over there! Might need your shades ;) CHEERS!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

going in circles at 4 crafty chicks

Happy "4 Crafty Chicks" Thursday everyone! The leaves are changing colors, the temperatures are falling, the air is crisp and fresh here in central Alberta, CANADA. Fall is here. I love the colors! I am hoping to get in a few more back yard firepit sessions before it's too cold or that snow stuff comes...maybe this weekend!

This week over at 4 Crafty Chicks, our hostess-with-the-mostess is miss Tamie and she wants to see CIRCLES on our projects this week. Please remember, it can be a 3D craft, card, scrapbook layout, etc. 

4 CC #264 - CIRCLES

For my card this week, I used an older Your Next Stamp sketch and one of their gorgeous sentiment stamps:

 Sketch Challenge 8 - Your Next Stamp:

I hope you get some time to come play with us Chicks in the henhouse this week - dig out those circles and let's see whatchya got!! Happy crafting!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

shaker fun at merry monday

Hello everyone! So sorry that I'm late with my Merry Monday post this week....I have 2 days off (yesterday and today) and everything has been needing my attention LOL...lots going on right now! This week, our hostess extraordinaire is miss Kathy and she's issuing the following:


I decided to get out some sequins and make a shaker card for this challenge - I had fun :) 

Please hop on over to the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge blog to see what the rest of the Merry Makers created for you, highlighting their sentiments! Then, link up YOURS so we can come visit YOU :) Happy crafting!! xoxoxo

Thursday, September 10, 2015

4 CC #263 and ayli #62

Happy Thursday! Today I am combining 2 DT challenges into one card. That doesn't happen very often but this week, it all worked out :)

The challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks is "BIRTHDAY" as it is Tina's turn to play hostess and her birthday falls in this week! Happy Birthday friend! For my card, I am using some new to me Your Next Stamp dies (the balloon and the Happy Birthday)

And the challenge at As You Like It is to "USE  YOUR FAVORITE DIE" and tell why it's your favorite. I used my stitched rectangle die from 'Lil Inker Designs...I use my rectangle dies A LOT...almost every card. They are extremely versatile and make a crisp, defined outline on any layer or image panel :)

Here's a bit of info on our sponsor for this challenge at As You Like It:

Be sure to hop on over to each of the blogs and play along - we'd love to have you!! Each design team has creations that will knock your socks off - so be sure to pop in ;) Cheers!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

4 CC #262 {fall}

Happy "4 Crafty Chicks" Thursday! The mornings are cooler, fresh and crisp and the air has that "feel" to it - yep, you know what I'm talking about. FALL....AUTUMN....all things pumpkin! lol....I am a pumpkin spice EVERYTHING kinda girl and I love I was ecstatic to see that Leanne chose this theme for our challenge this week:

4 CC #262 {FALL}

My card is a total Stampin' Up! creation using three different stamp sets: Hardwood for the background wood panel, Wondrous Wreath and Hand-Penned Holidays. I had a lot of fun making this card and I hope you enjoy it as well...oh, and while you're out and about - grab a pumpkin spice latte and think of ME! :)

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Little Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - September Challenge
Retro Rubber - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Come on over to the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge blog HERE and link up a fall creation for us to enjoy!! We can't wait to see what you come up with - cheers and happy crafting!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Gardening Fun at As You Like It

The challenge at As You Like It for the next 2 weeks is "Your Favorite Layout" and need to let us know why you like the one you use most....Here is a bit about our sponsor for this challenge:

The sponsor of this challenge is

Sweet and Sassy Stamps

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

I have a couple "go-to" layouts that I use but I really love this one where it's VERY clean and simple with the main image panel as the main focal point. I decided to use black card stock and no designer paper so that I would get the POP of black coming out from her glasses. I feel that the image is what your eyes go to first and it is a WOW factor statement that is achieved....

This funny gardening girl is from Doctor Digi House of Stamps and they are SO FUN to color up!! Be sure to hop on over to the As You Like It challenge blog and show us YOUR style. Check out all the amazing work by my super-talented teammies while you are there - they blew this one out of the water!! CHEERS!

4 CC #261 Funky Hair

Happy Thursday everyone :)

Can you believe that school starts on Monday for our area?! No, I can't either - and it's a bit weird this year ... I only have one going back. Kim is in her 11th year and it's a full one. Summer holidays sure seem to fly by blink and they are over. Maybe I will still get to the lake on a nice warm afternoon and stick my feet in the water and read a book....that would be sweet :)

It is my turn to be challenge hostess over at 4 Crafty Chicks this week. I decided to go a bit "FUNKY" and throw out the following challenge:

4 CC #261 Unusually Colored Hair

For my card, I colored up an image from Lacy Sunshine and made it using bright designer papers and gumdrops....for my SK8R letters, I used the Cute Alpha Set and Cute Alpha set Die from Your Next Stamp:

Come on over to the challenge blog HERE and see what the rest of the girls have got for you to drool over - there are some pretty funky cards :) Cheers!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Merry Monday #169

For the next 2 weeks over at Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge blog, miss Debbie is hosting the "color" challenge:

It's the middle of August - do you have some Christmas cards stashed away yet?! NO? Well, now is better than never to get started on them....

You might have seen this cutie patootie penguin on a pre-colored digi card I made a while ago. I decided to print him out in black and color him with copics. I just love this image - it's so FUN!! :) 

Come on over and check out the blog - so much inspiration for you and no better time than now to get a jump start on those will help eliminate that rushed feeling near the holidays! Cheers!!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Eureka!! AYLI #60

Welcome back to my blog :) The challenge for the next 2 weeks over at As You Like It is "favorite embellishments" - any guesses to what mine are?!? :)

The sponsor of this challenge is

Crafty Sentiment Designs

Crafty Sentiments Designs is an online based family company owned and run by Suzette.  The images are cute, fun and make any cards and projects look amazing. Suzette and Justyna are the main artists.  All images are exclusive to Crafty Sentiments Designs and there are lots of digital stamps available, sentiments, rubber stamps, crafting CDs, exclusive Crafty Sentiments Designs dies and much more at You can also find us on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

You probably have it figured out by now - yes, my favorite embellies are adhesive pearls or gumdrops...anyone who knows my crafting style knows I love to put them on just about everything LOL...they are fun, add texture and come in various sizes - they also have sparkle, some have patterns etc. etc. 

Thanks so much for stopping in again - be sure to hop on over to the As You Like It challenge blog HERE and see what the rest of the super talented DT has made for you - such a variety of embellishments!! Cheers!

4 cc #259 {nautical}


Happy 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday!

4 CC #259 {Nautical}

For our challenge this week, Tina is looking for anything NAUTICAL! I don't have a lot of nautical stamps in my stash, so I decided to do the colors of the popular theme and used a Paper Smooches sentiment:

I am loving the CAS design of this card and it took me less than 10 mins from start to finish :) Gotta luv that! Please click HERE to hop on over to the 4 Crafty Chicks blog to see what the rest of the Chicks have in store for you ... then link up YOUR nautical creation for us so we can come visit YOU! Happy crafting!!