Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Not Just Black and White ~ Little Red Wagon Challenge #476

Hey there.  Welcome back to a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  This week our hostess is Imke and her challenge is entitled NOT JUST BLACK AND WHITE ~ she wants to see your projects using black, white and one other colour.  A fun challenge.

Once again in keeping with the season (I still need more cards and can not believe Christmas is less than 2 weeks away), I used black, white and red to create this Christmas card.  Stamp is from Kraftin' Kimmie called Merry and Bright Birdies.  Sentiment is also from Kraftin' Kimmie's Holly Jolly Ornaments set stamped with Kraftin' Kimmie Ruby Red ink.  Patterned paper is Carta Bella Christmas Delivery.  Gems from my stash.


Your turn...you know what to do.  Head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out the amazing inspiration and link up a black, white plus one project of your own. 

Thanks for dropping by.  See you next week for the last challenge of the year for Little Red Wagon.  Have a great day!!



Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Purrs and Wags ~ Little Red Wagon Challenge #475

Today at


we begin a new challenge with Kate as our hostess.  Her theme is PURRS AND WAGS ~ she wants to see your makes using house pets such as dogs, cats, mice, bunnies....whatever animals you would have in a house.  

Keeping in the spirit of the season, my card uses a stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie called Santa Paws.  I chose to use the girl with the puppy even though I myself am more of a cat person.  I coloured her up in my Copics in very traditional colours.  Patterned paper is from Lawn Fawn Knit Picky.  All the rest is from my stash.


Now it's your turn.  Head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out the amazing inspiration from the other girlfriends and link up a project using a house pet.  Looking forward to seeing your makes.

Have a great day!



Wednesday, November 21, 2018

No Cards Allowed ~ Little Red Wagon Challenge #473

Hi there.  Today at 


our hostess is Jan and her challenge is NO CARDS ALLOWED ~ so, for this week, we have a no card policy.  That means you can showcase anything else in paper crafting such as a scrapbook page, a pocket page or an altered item.  But that's not all ~ you can also showcase any other craft or do-it-yourself project that you do, for example, knitting or furniture upholstering.

Now I only wish I could have knitted super fast and showcased the throw I have been working on for the past two years....LOL! Or the wreath I am supposed to be making for the door this Christmas.  But alas, I resorted back to my ever faithful paper crafting and made a couple of tags for presents (and I know how much Jan appreciates tags....hee!hee!)

I came across the window tag idea while watching tag videos on YouTube.  I used a window die from Memory Box.  I cut out one and then traced it to make a solid piece for the back and cut that one out by hand.  The images are from Kraftin' Kimmie's  Holiday Village coloured with my Copics.  I added lots of snow with my UniBall signo white pen.  I added an acetate layer for the window, a sentiment and a ribbon.  




As always, head on over to Little Red Wagon and check out the inspiration from the other girlfriends.  Link up something other than a card to show us.  I'm sure you have lots of ideas.

Thanks for dropping in.  Have a great day!!



Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Remember When ~ Little Red Wagon Challenge #472

Good day, peeps!!  Today at


It's my turn to hostess and my theme is REMEMBER WHEN ~ but that''s just my way of saying remember when you bought something for your crafting stash and never used it.  You know as crafters we all do this for sure.  My big thing to collect is stamp sets.  So I picked out one and used it on this card.

I used none other than Kraftin' Kimmie (now there's a surprise).  This set is Holly Jolly Ornaments stamped with Kraftin Kimmie inks in Mermaid Melody, Lovely Lagoon, Raspberry Rose and Granite Grey.  Boughs were die cut using a retired Your Next Stamp branch.  Sparkly gems are also from my stash of embellishments.


So head on over to Little Red Wagon, check out the inspiration from the other girlfriends and link up a project using something in your stash you have never used.  I am looking forward to seeing them all.

Have a great Wednesday!!



Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Just A Sentiment ~ Little Red Wagon Challenge #471

****This is my second post of the day.  If you are here for the krafty sneak peek and weren't sent directly to the post please click HERE or scroll down****

Welcome to a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  Our hostess today is Imke and she's saying JUST A SENTIMENT ~ she wants to see your makes featuring a sentiment front and centre.

And this was a challenge for me ~ not that I don't have some amazing sentiments but it is unusual for me to make them the focus as I am so used to colouring an image for that.  Thanks, Imke, for getting me out of my comfort zone.  After all, that's what challenges are supposed to do.  Here's what I came up with ~

I took a sentiment from the Shake It Up set from Kraftin' Kimmie and embossed it on multi media paper in clear embossing powder (Next time I think I would use white as it would stand out better.) I then took two colours of Kraftin' Kimmie hybrid ink, Ruby Red and Enchanting Emerald, and inked them in stripes onto the paper.  I mounted this onto white card stock cut out with a Lawn Fawn Stitched rectangle die.  Flower and leaf die cuts are Your Next Stamp and Spellbinders.  Twine and dots from my stash. 



Head on over to Little Red Wagon and check out some inspiration from the other girlfriends.  They are a super talented bunch.  Leave them some love on their blogs and come back and link up a SENTIMENT project of your own so we can leave you some love (ie. a comment on your blog ~ everyone likes to see some of those).

Thanks for coming by.  Enjoy the rest of your day!



Thanks Snow Much ~ Special Sneak Peek for Kraftin' Kimmie

Good morning.  I am super excited to be sharing a sneak peek of a new product that will be available Saturday at Kraftin' Kimmie.


and


Here's what Miss Kimmie herself had to say about the new products:


We are doing something a little special today!
I have a few of our Krafty Kard Kit peeps helping us to
LAUNCH our brand NEW PRODUCT!!!
If you've had a good eye, you may have seen some peekies on the Krafty Friends facebook page this weekend from our Krafty Retreat!!! I know some of you already spotted them!
We are adding KRAFTY STENCILS to our line of KKS products!!! And they are AMAZING! You can combine them with our Krafty Kolours Inks...with texture pastes, modeling paste, glitter paste...and make so many fun backgrounds and patterned papers!!
And speaking of INKS......we are also bringing you THREE brand NEW Krafty Kolours INKS this month!!!
We have two fabulous colours for winter....
BUBBLY BLUE and GRANITE GREY
PLUS a fabulous new kolour for your no-lines colouring techniques!!!
It's called TOTALLY TAUPE!
And you'll get to see ALL of our new goodies in action over the next few days of November Krafty Peeks and they'll all be released at our LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday, November 10th at 1pm EST in the Krafty Friends group!
For now, hop around and check out some samples from our Krafty Kustomers!!

For my card I stamped one of the images from Super Cool Snow Pals with the new Granite Grey ink and coloured her up with my Copics.  I also used the new Sparkling Snowflakes stencil with Bo Bunny Glitter Paste in Sugar.  Sentiment is stamped with Kraftin' Kimmie Ruby Red and is part of the stamp set.  Patterned paper is Lawn Fawn Rainbow Christmas and enamel dots are Doodlebug.


Check out the list below of all of the krafty kustomers using the new products.


Thanks for dropping by and have a great day.



Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Regal and Royal ~ Little Red Wagon Challenge #470

Hello all!  Welcome back to my blog and to the start of a new challenge at 


This week our hostess is Kate and her theme is REGAL AND ROYAL ~  she wants to see our makes with kings and queens, princes and princesses, castles, etc.  Anything royal will do.

Now this finished project I am about to show you was not how it started out.  It was going to be a birthday card for my grand daughter using the princess from the retired Kraftin' Kimmie set called Believe in Fairy Tales.  But I had a really rough day at work and remembered I had this very sarcastic sentiment from C.C. Designs so I put it to good use :)  Patterned paper is Echo Park Imagine That. Flowers are Your Next Stamp Groovy Flower die. Sequins from my stash.


Your turn ~ head to Little Red Wagon, check out the inspiration there and link up a royal project of your own.  It will be great to see what you make.

Have a great Wednesday!!! (and even though I am not into it at all....Happy Halloween.)


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Damsel in Distress ~ Little Red Wagon Challenge #469

Hello all!  It's challenge time again at 


Our hostess this week is Brenda and sh'[e saying "DAMSEL IN DISTRESS" meaning she wants to see distressing on our makes.  This could be distress ink or distressed edges or both ~ it's up to you.

This is my make.  It is a customer order for a husband who like antique cars.  I found the image of the 1957 Chevy on a colouring page, printed it and coloured it with my Copics.  Patterned paper is Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice.  Edges of all paper were distressed with my distressing tool.  I enjoy doing that on masculine cards as it gives them an edgier look.  Sentiment is High Hopes embossed with white.

Head on over to Little Red Wagon and link up a distressed project of your own.  Can't wait to see.

Have a good day!