May Crafty Awesomeness Challenge

Well  this year is zooming past… it’s May already and  what a month April was. I’m afraid I am a bit tied up with some personal business, but  hoping to get back in the swing of things really soon.

The ladies have been busy playing with some fun images by this months sponsor, Rick St Dennis MFT. Rick is well known for his fabulous, fun and dare I say not so “cute” style of images.  If you haven’t run across him yet, you should check them out.  If you like something a little different and are bored of unicorns and fairies..or just want something a bit but more on the dark side, he most definitely has those too.

This months prize is 2 digi of choice (no sets, sheets, or pdf coloringbooks) for 1 prize winner

So here we are,  this months DT projects .. minus one that is running behind *cough sorry lol.. I promise it’s coming.

Merrie J



I love the variety of images again this month.. Thanks ladies  đź™‚

Ok.. so last month we had a bunch of awesome entries in the Challenge sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps.. Thank you Jodie  đź™‚  and  the winner is ….


Congratulations Jacki D, Please contact me by May 15th to claim your prize  đź™‚  Don’t forget there is also Bugaboo stamps challenge that also runs monthly from the 15th of each month her eon the blog, we’d love to have you Bugaboo fans join us for that one too.


  • 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 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.

CAAB May Freebie “Daddy and Me” card

The minute I saw this image I knew exactly what I needed to do.  This image reminds me sooo much of my son in law and granddaughter… it just had to be a  vintage style soft card for my stepdaughter.

Don’t get me wrong, she loves the grungy, goth and steam punk stuff just as much as I do….. but I just felt this one needed to be more subtle.  It would be great for a Mother’s Day or Birthday Card….it would also be a great card for grandparents 🙂

It’s colored in a very sketchy, soft manner using  Zig Kurecolor, Chameleon and some distress inks and a dry brush technique.


  • Background was stamped and dry inked using a variety of stamps and Tim Holtz distress ink pads and SN Markers
  • Image is  printed on 110lb card and colored  with Zig Kurecolor and distress inks, and a touch of Marvy detailer for the hair and additional sketchy lines.
  • Butterflies are Playdoh.. yes I did indeed say PLAYDOH lol….   molded in silicon molds then  colored with SN alcohol Markers.
  • Cream Ribbon is from my stash, I pulled a few threads to gather it up a bit into a ruffle on the garland and added two Recollections pearl heart brads and a rose from my stash.



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Challenges Entered:

pattiescreationschallenge No. 122


reasonableribbon.blogspot No. 140

craftrocketchallenges No. 15

craftycreationschallenges No.315

2craftygirlschallenges No. 19

craftingwithanattitude No 15

dianamlarson.blogspot No 180

movingalongwiththetimes no. 20



Cricut Mystery Box May 2016


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New Shaker Card Giveaway – ends May 11th

Ok ladies.. it’s time for another shaker card giveaway.

Here’s your chance to pickup a 10 pack of 3 inch round, 1/4 inch high shaker card windows and a bonus pack of balls…. yes balls.  You will need those to try out the fab Shaker Window Game Cards I have posted in the past.  These Game cards are great for adults and kids alike…

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card_challenge_LaundryThere are a bunch of older posts on the blog for anyone who wants  more details and examples using these shaker window search results

All you have to do  to be in with a chance to snag a 10 pack of windows and the balls…is ….

1) Live in the US ( shipping costs ..sorry ) …. and ….

2) Leave a comment describing what project you plan to do with these if you are picked as the lucky one to snag them…. let’s share some fun ideas and inspirations 🙂

Giveaway ends May 11, 2016  .. one name will be selected randomly with the nifty widget and their name will be posted on the blog May 12th and they will have 48 hours to claim it.

Winner will also be contacted at the email they provided when please be sure to use the same one when claiming and use an email account you check regularly.  If you sign up with a bogus email… you won’t be able to verify you are the rightful winner… so just be warned LOL.

It is not unheard of for people to claim other peoples prizes…

Bugaboostamps Mother’s Day humor, freebie & deals

Over at Bugaboostamps the current deal of the day is  “Stella Calendar Months – May”

Now I don’t know about you, but i have a lot of friends who would really appreciate this one LOL.  Mothers day is approaching fast here in the US… May 8th for any of you who had forgotten!


She’s on sale for only a dollar..yup $1, but only for another 22 hours… so grab her quick !


While you are there, don’t forget that the new releases every Tuesday are half price too.. here’s a sneak peek at some of the images.

..and as always.. there is the Freebie Friday, which currently is  ….”Tea Time- Tea cup”

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