Crafty Awesomeness Challenge September 2017

Wahoooo…. September is here, and for a lot of you that means SCHOOL!!!!  And that also means peace … at least for some people lol.  It’s also the start of the end of summer… unless you live in Texas ..in which case.. ya’all got another 2 months to go haha.

I am sure by now most all of you are well aware of the  last few days in South Texas.. our thoughts are with ya’all if you live there, have friends, or family there…or have headed that way to help out.  The response has been amazing and we have  a lot of  these families in our locality now in shelters.

I have to say.. Texas really does step up to the plate  in times of need.  We  had so many people here from Katrina in need of a fresh start, and now North Texas has done it again for our Southern neighbors caught up in Hurricane Harvey.  It’s a reminder of how bloody awesome this country can be when the chips are down.

This month we have a mix of images by our sponsor… Rick St Dennis. His images are quirky and fun and a touch… DARK… for those of you who like  to take a little walk on the darkside now and then..MUHAHAHAHA.


Check out these fun projects by the DT team, and mine is running late.. yup again.  But it’s almost finished so should be posted this weekend.  I got a bit over adventurous on this one… but I love how it’s going.   Great projects again ladies !!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So  we had a lot of fab entries again last month… and the winner  of the Kitty Bee Designs digi….chosen randomly.. by random.org  IS ……

 

Congrats Shuly,  please email me to claim your prize. And of course a big Thank you to KBD for sponsoring us last month.  🙂

So.. let’s get cracking, looking forward to seeing lots of fab new projects again for September.

 

Rules:

  • Max 3 entries per person
  • No limit on how many challenges you enter project in
  • Must be a colored piece featuring some kind of image, rubber, clear, digital stamps.. hand drawn..whatever. Does NOT have to be a card.
  • No artist restrictions.. but we’d love it if you were using a sponsor image
  • Please watermark your images before linking, but if you choose not to… that is your choice.
  • Project must have been made/posted on your blog within the last 7 days prior to the start date of the challenge.
  • If you do not have a blog, you can still enter… but please do not post  your projects anywhere that requires registration to view, or comment.
  • Most importantly..you must have FUN while you craft…totally unenforcible rule… but heh.
  • **UPDATED – Winners must claim by the 15th of the month.  These posts are shared  on the blog, facebook, google+ and twitter feeds.  Please make sure you are subscribed to at least one of these so you don’t miss your chance to claim.
  • No porn, violence etc … do I really even have to say that ??
  • All submissions will require approval before going live,  if I am awake and at home… that won’t take long usually.  But please be patient as I do have some important family issues going on right now.

 

 

Well last month sure was a fun month full of awesome projects, you ladies & gents really strutted your stuff in style. So many gorgeous projects again… thank you everyone.  It would have been almost impossible to have picked a winner  if I had to do it myself.

 

 

 

 

This month we are sponsored by Kitty Bee Designs who are offering the following prize:

PRIZE: 1 (non-colored) digi to a random winner.

….and the DT team have these fun projects to share with you.  The team were given two images to  play with… so I picked these two cuties, and the ladies did a fab job.  Thank you ladies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Last month we had so many great entries, and I  am  happy to announce that random.org picked  this project as the winner for the Kit & Clowder Gift Certificate…

Congrats AJ,  please email me to claim your prize.  For anyone unfamiliar with Kit & Clowder  online coloring classes… be sure to drop by the Facebook Group too and check out all of the fab work by the Clowdies.

And now let’s get cracking on some fab August projects…

Rules:

  • Max 3 entries per person
  • No limit on how many challenges you enter project in
  • Must be a colored piece featuring some kind of image, rubber, clear, digital stamps.. hand drawn..whatever. Does NOT have to be a card.
  • No artist restrictions.. but we’d love it if you were using a sponsor image
  • Please watermark your images before linking, but if you choose not to… that is your choice.
  • Project must have been made/posted on your blog within the last 7 days prior to the start date of the challenge.
  • If you do not have a blog, you can still enter… but please do not post  your projects anywhere that requires registration to view, or comment.
  • Most importantly..you must have FUN while you craft…totally unenforcible rule… but heh.
  • **UPDATED – Winners must claim by the 15th of the month.  These posts are shared  on the blog, facebook, google+ and twitter feeds.  Please make sure you are subscribed to at least one of these so you don’t miss your chance to claim.
  • No porn, violence etc … do I really even have to say that ??
  • All submissions will require approval before going live,  if I am awake and at home… that won’t take long usually.  But please be patient as I do have some important family issues going on right now.

Power Poppy “PURE PRAIRIE BOUQUET” matted art

I was lucky enough to get a copy of this digital stamp “Pure Prairie Bouquet” to play with from the New Releases over at Power Poppy.  It’s a gorgeous bouquet assortment  of flowers and for those of you who like to  work in authentic colors, Marcella even kindly supplied a guide  showing what all of the plants are (see below).  A quick scout around google images revealed all of these gorgeous flowers and foliage in their glory, now the hard part… picking the right color for those that come in multiple varieties LOL

I decided to start with the ones that only appeared to have one color ..and then worked my way through the rest one by one, picking the color choices I thought worked best in the overall project.

As usual my  pen selection was Chameleon and Zig Kurecolor, but this time my addon was a few pens from my Zig Memory System Collection… not the Ranger Distress pens  which I often use in collaboration.

So.. here it is… it’s in a simple black photo mat and will be joining the other pieces in my
“Abandoned Art” bucket to be dropped and hopefully bring a smile to some random stranger one day….if one of my friends doesn’t claim it after seeing it in my blog/facebook etc.

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Supplies

Challenges entered:

 

I will be compensated for purchases made through affiliate links on this page

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Power Poppy New Release Digital Stamp “Pure Prairie Bouquet”

Check out the latest in the Instant Garden Series of Digital Stamps over at Power Poppy…Pure Prairie Bouquet.  A gorgeous mix of floral and wildlife, sure to bring a smile to anyone’s day.  If you love the Power Poppy Stamps too, you should grab this one for your collection.  I know it’s definitely going on my wish list  🙂

A bouquet of flowers with 3 friendship sentiments complete this beautiful new stamp by Power Poppy.

Be sure to check out all of the gorgeous projects  made with this new stamp while you are there for inspiration and color palette ideas.

Also..if you haven’t entered yet, Our Crafty Awesomeness Challenge for August is sponsored by Power Poppy, so you have a chance to win Power Poppy stamps here on the blog too. We have up for grabs two prizes this month:

  • Power Poppy Super Pack: 5 digis of choice to one winner chosen by the CraftingCircle DT team
  • Power Poppy Mini Pack: 3 digis of choice – winner to be picked by a random generator

so get your entries in…. you still have plenty of time 🙂
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Friday Freebie quick round up…

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8×8 Tomboy Soccer Star Mini Kit by Carol Smith

“a mini kit for the girls who love football has the tomboy teen sat on the bench with her soccer ball spinning on her finger, co-ordinating tags for the placement of your choice say happy birthday and soccer star also a blank tag for the greeting of your choice. Kit contains main topper, decoupage elements, insert plate, and gift tag,”

 

Bugaboostamps

Scrapper’s Delights Progressive Chellenge

Faery Ink

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BloobelStamps – Flower

 

 

 

 

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KennyK Newsletter Freebie

and be sure to join the Club KennyK Challenge and grab your Surfer Dude freebie too

 

 

 

 

For more Freebies check out the digi artists  here

 

I will be compensated for purchases made through affiliate links on this page

Scrapper’s Delights Friday Freebie DT Project

We have another fab Friday Freebie over on the Scrapper’s Delights Facebook Group.  I had fun with this one….  at first I was thinking  of doing a joke about “I think I see Halloween coming” because at first glance,  it made me think of kids at Halloween and it looked like the bee was looking into the distance… but I decided to hang up my humorous self for this challenge and chose to do a “normal” card instead.Bee_dayScreappers_wmd
I left it open sentiment wise… so it  could be used for a birthday, anniversary, housewarming etc.

Supplies use:

Base Card Yellow 5×5 Card  with Darice Floral Embossing folder.
Ribbon  sheer yellow ribbon from Dollar Tree
Pearls  Michaels bargain  pack
Happy Sentiment Die cut  on black card with wink of Stella over
Image  Scrapper’s Delights Friday Freebie colored with chameleon pens and CraZart Pencils.  Wink of Stella highlights on Bee wings.
Die cut Stitched Circle using Gina Marie Circular stitched die

 

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Join in the fun over at Scrapper’s Delights Freebie Friday Challenge on Facebook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:

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chocolatecoffeecards No. 108 Circle & Squares

pattiescreationschallenge No. 121

reasonableribbon.blogspot RRR139

 

 

Bugaboostamps Freebie Friday: Easter Egg Basket & Bee Bear

There are two Bugaboostamps Freebies currently.. be sure to grab yours.  A cute Bee Bear on the main site and an Easter basket on the Bugaboo Blog….perfect for your Easter cards. Don’t forget to check out the daily deal and the Easter Sale going on and  of course.. review your stamps and enter the Bugaboo Challenges.

 

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Bee Bear – Sitting ( store )

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Easter Egg Basket ( Blog )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LissyBee Stamps February 2016 Giveaway

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Want to win a set of these gorgeous stamps?

One lucky winner will get their hands on one set of six beautiful, crystal clear stamps from the Lissy Bee Stamps, Bee My Friend, collection.

Also grab your copy of the Elisabeth Bell Creative eBook contains a free digital stamp, a bonus free digital stamp and a simple drawing tutorial (which you can also use as a digi’) to help bless your creative finesse.

One of the Benefits of Chalk n Cheese

In English… a husband with ZERO interest in crafting haha

..is that he NEVER, ever looks at my blog  and I don’t HAVE to confess to my shopping splurges… I do anyway, we have that kind of relationship ….and I am disgustingly honest *rolleyes.

This week I’ve been having a bit of a splurge… mostly online.  I added a few new affiliates, which I only add if I am interested in trying, or have already tried.   These links are affiliate or sponsor  links… for those of you who like to know before clicking.  The Affiliate links pay commission on sales generated, NOT per click..so you can safely click if you are interested in the products…without feeling you are being led into clicking to generate money….  and the sponsor links are just recognition of our sponsors who provide prizes for some of our Monthly card challenges.  

I grabbed some new folder and a die  that was on sale from one of the new affiliates, Elizabeth Craft Designs …. and some really cool looking paper.  I thought I would try the sampler packs first.

I got some iridescent shimmer sheetz and some velvet paper, can’t wait to try these out in some projects.

The die I picked up is really cool..it’s Merry Christmas in Spanish… I got that one  for my step-daughter and her husband’s card.  Her husband is Spanish  and I know he will appreciate the gesture 🙂

 

 

I also hopped over to this new affiliate, Loralie Designs and even though I don’t sew…. not even remotely LOL… I actually bought some of her fabric.  I want it for an experimental project and this is perfect for what I need.  There are some really cool fabric designs.. I know if this works out for the project I have in mind, I’ll be back for some more.  It was very hard picking  a design to test this out with…   but I was trying to be good LOL.

I won’t show you what I bought… just yet….. that will be revealed in a later project post if it works.  If it doesn’t I’ll send the rest of the fabric to grandma.. who makes the most awesome quilts  🙂

..oh we’re not done yet

I am also hooking myself up with some Chameleon pens .. now all the girls on the message board know, I am much more into digital coloring and do not own anything fancier than a crayola washable marker that I borrow off my kid for wet brush projects lol.   But when I saw these….I was impressed and intrigued enough to want to give these a shot.  Yup…. that will be in another tutorial/ project/product review post later.

..which leads me nicely into my other purchases.. digi stamps.. yeah MsWipz been a bad, bad girl again lol.

Anyone who is on the message board will tell you I am a KennyK stalker.. lol  I love my KennyK stamps and I am probably on their site more than they are looking for new ones to get.

And we have another sponsor, Bugaboo stamps that I have bought  a few here and there from….  well I did have a few … till this morning haha… I picked up 18 new stamps from Bugaboo.

So I have a tonne of digital and Chameleon coloring to get done too .. expect to see those in upcoming card making challenges, projects and tutorials 🙂

I have a couple more new products to play with and share… but those will save for another post :)..and we didn’t even get to my Michaels and Joann haul from Mondays shopping spree. I picked up some cool new stuff to use with the lil  guy..unlike his daddy.. the lil man  loves crafting….and will tell you so LOL

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Ok.. now I am off to play with my son.. who scored a bigger haul on Monday that I did.   He got his first halloween outfit that he chose himself, with the help of Batman’s sidekick Robin..who apparently moonlights at Party City. We will be  Bumblebee the transformer..and yes I did have to walk around the rest of the strip mall with him like this..including Joann’s .. it was  fun !   The joys of being 3 and a half and not caring about what people think LOL Everyone was  awwing over him specially when they realized that “little girl” in a transformer costume… is a little boy with long hair in a ponytail.

…his first real board game ..which he clearly announced… “I CHEAT”.. lol..and he did.  Gotta love the honesty of toddlers haha.

He also got his first proper percussion set..which I am sure the neighbors will learn to love .. and a new funko pop vinyl bobble head figure.. we got Deadpool this time.  And mommy managed to squirrel away a couple of sets of the new super hero smasher twin packs… if he forgets about them, I will add them to his Christmas stash.

Once he is in bed Mommy will get cracking on some crafting challenge  pieces and get caught up with all the fun stuff like laundry and dishes.