Saturday, February 16, 2019

A Gem of A Challenge- Anything Goes

Today starts another challenge at A Gem of A Challenge.
The theme for us is to use pastel colors, but for everyone else it is Anything Goes.
I think it's perfect timing to start thinking about Easter, don't you!? Here is the first Easter card I made this year.
I used this adorable image called Bunny Painting. Isn't it just the cutest! This one will be going to my daughter and her family in Texas.
Polkadoodles sells Pink Gem images now so it's just so much easier for everyone to shop. :)
Come play along with us! We love to see all your wonderful creations!
Hugs, and happy crafting!
Sandy.

Sizzix- Thinlets- Tim Holtz- Alterations
Polkadoodles- Winnie Pretty Perfect ( Paper Pack)
Stampendous- Easter Blessings (Stamp)
Memento- Tuxedo Black
Copics

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- C# 99- A- Anything Goes

Today starts another challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!
The sponsor this challenge is The Paper Shelter. The prize is three images! :)
We were all given the image, I am a Pandacorn Deal with it. It came both colored, and not colored form. I don't have a colored printer so I colored this one.
With Valentines Day so close, I wanted to make a Valentine card using this adorable image. My granddaughters love unicorns!
Do come out to participate!
Hugs, and happy crafting!
Sandy .

The Paper Studio- TinyPink Hearts
Spellbinders- Standard Circles- Large, abd Classic Scalloped Hearts
Polkadoodles- Fanciful Circles
Marianne- COL1306
Craft Smart- Happy Valentines Day (Stamp)
Memento- Tuxedo Black
Stampabilities- Bright Pink
Faber Castell Colored Pencils, and Copics

Pink Gems- #236- Anything Goes

Hey there,
It feels so good to be back to crafting again! A Gem of A Challenge started the next challenge. The theme is always "Anything Goes", and runs for two weeks.We were asked to add a heart to our projects.
With Valentine's Day coming up I wanted to get a card ready to send! :)
This adorable image is called, Valentine mice. Which is available at the Polkadoodle store, which is way to cool!
Do come out and join us!
Hugs, and happy crafting!
Sandy.

Dutch Doobadoo Shaped Art- The Mushroom Shape
Impression Obsession- DIE096-D (Grass)
Craft Smart- Happy Valentines Day (Stamp)
Memento- Tuxedo Black
Heart Punch, Copics, and Lyra Rembrandt Colored Pencils

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Pink Gems Challenge- #235

This is my first post back from a long break for Christmas at A Gem of A Challenge.
We were asked to make anything winter/birthday, but the challenge is always Anything Goes.
One of my daughter in laws birthday is this month so I thought this was a perfect time for me to make a birthday card for her.
There are great prizes to be won, so I hope you come and participate.
Hope to see you there!
Hugs, and happy crafting!
Sandy.

Dutch Doobadoo Shaped Art
Impression Obsession-Skates, Deer, and Evergreen Trees
Marianne Design- Mitten and Snow Hat
JustRite Cling- Always & Forever Medallion Labels
Memento- Tuxedo Black
Tim Holtz- Faded Jeans, and Frayed Burlap
Copics, and Lyra Rembrandt Colored Pencils

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends C#97- A

Happy New Year!
Today is my first blog post in the new year. We started a new challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. The sponsor is: Imagine That digistamp
I was given a big pack to work with called Flamingo Beach. I mean look at all the stuff it comes with. :)
I had bought Hide Tides stamp set from Stampin Up quite awhile back and thought it would be perfect to use for a scene with the flamingo. I also used Studio R that came with an assortment of stamps and used the little sailboat with it. The stitched clouds came from Jaded Blossom.
I colored the flamingo with Copics and Faber Castell colored pencils. They seem to have brighter more vibrant colors in those pencils.
Come join us, there is a great prize to be won! :)
Hugs, and happy crafting!
Sandy.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Pink Gems Challenge- #233- Anything Goes

Merry Christmas!!!!! :)
This will be my last post before Christmas so I wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! Anyone out traveling, I pray for safe travels!
Today starts a new challenge at A Gem of A Challenge!
It is always "Anything Goes", but we were asked on the dt to make anything but a card.
I decided to make Christmas tags. We have gift bags under the tree with our gifts in each one so I thought it would be great to put a tag with our names on them to set on top of each bag. My youngest daughter liked the idea so much that she made two tags for me also so that I have a tag for both of my gift bags under the tree as well. :) The scalloped shape at the bottom of each tag, I used a Dutch Doobadoo Shaped Art and just used a piece to form the scallop. I colored each one with my Copics.
Here are the images I used: Snowman Pom Pom, Snowman Lantern, Cocktail Chilly, and Snow Friends.
Shopping is made more easy now with Polkadoodles selling some of Pink Gem images now. :)
There are great prizes to be won, so I hope you come and participate.
Hope to see you there!
Hugs, and happy crafting!
Sandy.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Christmas

Today at A Gem of A Challenge it's all about Christmas! :)    
(For us on the dt that is)! The challenge is always "Anything Goes", but we have themes each challenge for us on the dt. It makes it more fun that way! :)
This adorable little cutie is called Emma Christmas shopping. Isn't she wonderful!
Did you know that you can now get Pink Gems designs over at the Polkadoodles store? It makes it so convenient to be able to purchase some of your favorite images from Polkadoodles, to Pink Gems just in one shop now! :)
I have been thoroughly enjoying seeing all your wonderful makes at A Gem of a Challenge!  If you haven't already, come join in on the fun! :)
Hugs, and happy crafting!
Sandy.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge
Creative Fingers Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge



Spellbinders- Majestic Labels Twenty Five
Martha Stewart- Arctic Snowflake
Impression Obsession- Evergreen Trees
Puffy 3-D Paint- White
Copics, and Lyra Rembrandt Colored Pencils

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- C#95- A- Anything Goes

Today starts a new challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.
The challenge runs for two weeks. It's always "Anything Goes"!
Our sponsor this challenge is: Peppercus Design. The prize is 3 digis.
I decided to make two Christmas cards! This delightful image is called Mugs Penguin.
This adorable image is called Penguin with a Tree.
I had a lot of fun coloring these penguins up and putting them on cards. :)
Come on over and join in on the challenge. I enjoy seeing all the wonderful creations everyone comes up with!
Hugs, and happy crafting!
Sandy.

Mugs Penguin 
Spellbinders- Small Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles, and Standard Circles
The Paper Studio- Classic Snowflakes- Blue, and White W/Baby Blue Polka Dots
JustRite Cling- Deck The Halls
Verve Stamps-Tags
Martha Stewart- Arctic Snowflakes
Memento- Tuxedo Black
Dutch Doobadoo- (The shape of the card)
Copics, and Pom Poms

Penguin with a Tree
Impression Obsession- DIE079-U
Yvonne Creations- Snowy Tree
Counture Creations- Tied Together
Marianne Collectables- DIE/Stamp Christmas
Momento- London Fog, and Tuxedo Black
Copics