Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Happy Birthday - Horse Card

 Today's card is for the:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Fur or Feathers


Created with Doodlebug Designs papers/stickers and a horseshoe charm die I found in my stash.  Peace.

Thursday, May 23, 2024

bee kind

 We finally got some nice weather here on the East coast... it was 85 yesterday!  My daughter brought the grandkids over and we played outside with the water table & kiddie pool, it was so nice to feel like Summer!

Today I have another creation for my guest designer spot at A Colorful Life Designs.  I used the Double Honeycomb stencil on my Gelli plate and I just LOVED the design that came out with this pull!  It was one of my favorites! I used the Visible Image Bee Happy stamp set.  I stamped the pollen & the sentiment directly on the background paper, then stamped the big bee out with embossing ink & sparkly embossing powder - colored her in with markers and glitter on her wings and attached her to the card with foam dimensional tape.  I added a crown charm as a finishing touch.


I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Pink Gem Challenge: Anything Goes

PolkaDoodles: Anything Goes

AllSorts: Anything Goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: Anything Goes

Thanks for looking! Peace.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

i love your beautiful heart

 I have really been having a great time guest designing for A Colorful Life Designs this month!  I was really happy with the stencils that I chose to play with and I'm sure I'll purchase more since they are such great quality and there are so many fun designs!

Today I have a card that I made using the Love Web Stencil, this stencil was the most challenging for me but I ended up absolutely in love with my finished product:


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

PolkaDoodles - Anything Goes

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Anything Goes

Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes

We Love to Create - Anything Mixed Media

Love to Craft - Anything Goes

I used my Gelli Plate to create the background, one of my favorite techniques. Thanks for looking!  Peace.

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Forever chasing the sun

 I have been having a blast doing this guest designer spot for A Colorful Life Designs - this card used the Cloud Edger stencil along with a sentiment from the Chasing the Sun stamp set, paired with Surfer Anya from The Greeting Farm.


I'd like to enter this into:

The Sisterhood of Crafters: All About the Ladies

Thanks!  Peace.

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Daring Soul

One of my best friends is graduating from law school this month, this is the card that I made for her:

I used all patterned papers and die cuts to create this card.  I'd like to enter it into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Use Patterned Paper

Love to Craft: Anything Goes

Pink Gem Challenge:  Anything Goes

PolkaDoodles: Anything Goes

Peace.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

bee happy

 I feel like I'm talking to myself here but I'm the only one who listens anyway!  hee hee

Today I have another card for my guest designer spot at A Colorful Life Designs.  I'd like to enter this into the:

Paper Funday Challenge: Anything Goes/Flower Shoppe


I used the awesome Double Honeycomb Stencil from A Colorful Life Designs with my Gelli plate, along with the gorgeous bee stamp/sentiment from Visible Image.  Finished off with a paper flower.  Peace.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

To my mamacita

 I recently discovered this stamp company called Visible Image and I absolutely love their stamps for mixed media projects, but they also work well for cards!  This one is called Total Chaos.  The sentiment stamps/dies are from Simon Says Stamp.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Use Die Cuts

The Sisterhood of Crafters: All About the Ladies

The Paper Funday Challenge: Anything Goes/Flower Shoppe


My background paper was created with alcohol inks, one of my favorite techniques.  I stamped directly on the background and then added the "mamacita" sentiment/die with some pop-up dots.  Peace.

Monday, May 13, 2024

I Miss You Like...

 I hope all you momma's had a wonderful Mother's Day yesterday! 

Today I have another card that I made for my guest designer spot at

A Colorful Life Designs

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Pink Gem Challenge: Anything Goes

Love to Craft: Anything Goes

Polka Doodles: Anything Goes

I used the Halftone Circle Stencil and the Cloud Etcher Stencil from A Colorful Life Designs and created a rainbow effect.  I added a snarky sticker sentiment to finish it off.  Peace.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Nature is Magical

 It's a rainy and dreary day here in central Massachusetts, I just got back from taking my 3 adorable granddaughters and my daughter to lunch.  I always have so much fun with them.

Today I have another creation for my guest designer spot with

A Colorful Life Designs

I'd like to enter this one into the:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Use Die Cuts


I made an altered mini canvas (3x3) using the Double Honeycomb stencil from A Colorful Life Designs.  I added a polaroid die and a bee that I printed on yellow cardstock and added glitter to his wings.  Sentiment stamp is from Woodware Craft Collection.  Peace.

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Sending You Oceans of Love

 I've been on a mermaid kick lately - today's card is for the:

Sweet November May Challenge - Mermaids

and

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Feminine


This adorable image was a freebie from Sweet November Stamps - I colored her with markers and then used some Lindy's Magicals for the background behind her and the background paper.  Peace.


Monday, May 6, 2024

Oceans of Love

 I hope you all had a fun Cinco de Mayo yesterday!  Today I have a card for the:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Feminine


I made a little ATC coin magnet with this sweet mermaid from The Greeting Farm.  Peace.

Friday, May 3, 2024

Queen Bee

 Happy Friday!  I've had one of those weeks where one thing after another seems to go wrong. I'm glad it's Friday - I'm looking forward to celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a few friends, margaritas, and fajitas on Sunday!  Bring on the weekend!

Today I have another creation for my guest designer spot at A Colorful Life Designs.  I am entering this into the:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:  Feminine 


I used the Double Honeycomb Stencil (which is my FAVORITE!) on a mini canvas (3 inch) using acrylic paints and black permanent ink.  I grabbed some scraps of paper I had from my Gelli Plate and used some alphabet dies to make the "QUEEN BEE" sentiment.  I sponged around the edges of BEE and covered the whole thing with a transparent sealing glue. I used Lindy's Magicals on the crown and finished it off with some gemstone stickers.  I was quite pleased with this one - I had so much fun playing with this stencil and creating several different projects.  I look forward to sharing the rest throughout the month!  Peace.

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

A Colorful Life - Guest Designer Spot!

 I was super excited to be asked to be a guest designer for A Colorful Life Designs for the month of May!  Here's my first card, which I'm also entering into the:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Feminine


I used the Cloud Edger Stencil and the Chasing the Sun stamp set from A Colorful Life Designs combined with this adorable mermaid from The Greeting Farm. I had a great time using these awesome stencils and I can't wait to share the rest of my projects this month!  Peace.

Monday, April 29, 2024

Smile

 Hey it's Monday again!  So time for another challenge at:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Feminine

I'll also enter this into the:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

I love this adorable Fleur Anya retired stamp from The Greeting Farm. I made my background paper by using watercolor paper on my Gelli plate - then I just stamped her directly on the dried paint and spot-colored.  Finished off with a sticker sentiment and sponged the edges of the card.  Peace.

Friday, April 26, 2024

I am fabulous.

 I decided to use the same stamp to create another card for the:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

I love this stamp from The Greeting Farm called Tuesday Premiere. Today she's colored up in a pink theme, which seems to suit her perfectly.  I used some Liquitex Gloss Varnish on white cardstock (similar to resist sprays) and then used some pink inks and sprays to create my background. I stamped Tuesday Premiere directly on this and then spot-colored her with markers and glitter.  Finished off with a sentiment sticker and some pearl stickers.  Peace.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Just a Note

 I love Wednesdays.  My daughter brings the girls over on Wednesdays and we always have so much fun.  Today the big girls (ages 5 and almost-4) made cards - they are just so sweet the way they love to do the stuff that Grammy does.  Raerae is pretty good at it, too!  Lisey is getting there but she IS only 3 so she's still more interested in sticking the stickers on her fingers than the card.  hee hee

Today's card is for the:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

I used one of my favorite stamps from The Greeting Farm, this one is called Tuesday Premiere.  I colored her with markers and Stickles. My background was created using acrylic paints and the Gelli Plate.  I added a sticker sentiment, a musical note chipboard piece covered in Stickles, and some gemstone stickers for bling.  Peace.

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

You're My Universe

 Hey there - are you guys a fan of The Greeting Farm?  I totally am - have been for YEARS!  Their April release was so freaking adorable, my middle granddaughter has a thing for mermaids and I knew I had to get the new one they released this month!  I decided to play along with the blog hop and I was SO excited to see that I actually WON!  I won the entire release, all 3 adorable sets that you can see here.  For today, I used their adorable set called My Universe and made this card for the:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: It's Up in the Air


I stamped the spaceship and fussy-cut, then applied with foam dimensional stickers onto  black cardstock I punched out with an ATC Coin punch, covered in Liquitex Modeling Paste through a stencil (a SUPER cheaper and just-as-good version of the popular "texture paste"). I used white embossing powder for the sentiment and the "smoke".  Used some Distress Oxide Sprays for the background and added some gemstone stickers for sparkle.    Peace.

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Hello

 I'm back today with another card for the:

Altenew April Challenge (and they also happen to be celebrating 10 years!!!)


I'd also like to enter this into the:

A Perfect Time to Craft Challenge: Anything Goes

I really loved this color combo and once I started playing with it, I couldn't stop.  I downloaded some of the free digi images from Altenew and made my background with my Gelli Plate again using acrylic paints.  I colored the image with markers.  I'll be back tomorrow with at least one more!  Thanks for looking! Peace.

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Believe in Yourself

 Happy Saturday!  Blogging just isn't the same as it once was, is it?  I've been using Instagram much more than my blog and I really wish I could figure out a way to enter my creations into challenges using Instagram.  For some reason, my @craftywitchyjenn page won't allow me to copy a link from a specific post.  I can do it from both my personal and business pages, but not my crafty one.  Weird.  If anyone has any tips or ideas, I'd be forever grateful.  Anyway, I am not sure if anyone is even visiting my blog but I'm on a mission to enter as many challenges as I can so I guess I'm stuck with this option for now!

Today's card was made for the 

Altenew April Challenge


and it also fits for my 5th and final entry into the:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Make Your Own Background


I used my Gelli plate to create the background with acrylic paints and I just love how the colors match the Altenew palette so perfectly!!!  My image is a rubber stamp from The Greeting Farm, the burlap texture die is from Altenew and I added some paper flowers, decorative tape, and a sticker sentiment to finish it off. Peace.

Friday, April 19, 2024

Love My Witches

 Today's entry is a two-fer... LOL  This card is suitable for both of the SSS Challenges this week!

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Make Your Own Background

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Stencil It!


My mermaid witch image is a digi stamp from Oddball Art Co.  I used a large sunflower stencil (I believe it's from The Crafter's Workshop) with my Gelli Plate to create the background, added a wooden star covered in Gold Stickles and some sentiment strips.  Thanks for looking!  Peace.

Thursday, April 18, 2024

It's Just a Phase

 Hey there!  I'm back again for my 3rd entry into the:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Make Your Own Background



I used alcohol inks to create this background, then some moon phase dies to create my scene.  I used an ATC Coin punch, sprayed with some Liquitex Gloss Varnish (VERY similar to the "resist spray" that's popular!) to create the resist look.  Finished off with some pearl stickers.  Peace.

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

never give up

 Hello there - I was super excited for this challenge this week because I've been on a huge kick of making my own backgrounds and they let you submit up to FIVE projects for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp and let's face it, most of us have a wish list about a mile long!  LOL  So this is my 2nd entry into the:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Make Your Own Background


My friend Alison is the source of a lot of my inspiration - she got me hooked on the Lindy's Magicals, which is what I used to create this background above.  I have the powders, so I mixed a little powder with some water and used a paint brush to create my background.  I "flicked" the paint brush to get the splatter. The mushrooms are digis from Oddball Art Co., colored with markers. Alison also turned me on to the Gel Plates from Gelli Arts and I'm OBSESSED.  LOL  Stay tuned as I'll probably share one of those creations tomorrow! Peace.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Paint Your World Happy

Happy Tuesday!  Today's creation is for the:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Make Your Own Background


I used an older image from All That Scraps (Aries Zodiac image), colored with markers and Stickles.  Background was created using alcohol inks and blowing them around. Text sentiment is a stamp from Woodware.  Finished off with some butterfly tape, "authentic" wood piece, and gemstone brads.  Peace. 

Friday, April 12, 2024

Friend

 Happy Friday!

I'd like to enter this sweet card into the

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Flowers


My image is a stamp from My Favorite Things, stamped directly onto some DP from Authentique.  Sun and "friend" text are die cuts.  Finished off with some gemstone stickers.

Peace.

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

The Big Picture

 Hello there!  I rarely use this blog anymore because I post everything on my IG @craftywitchyjenn but for some reason IG isn't letting me copy the link for each post in order to enter into challenges.  So here I am!

I'd like to enter this into the 

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Not a Card


I made a mini canvas using Lindy's Magicals and a watercolor brush.  I painted a little wooden camera and attached it with some craft glue.  Added a sticker sentiment and some gemstone stickers.  Thanks for looking!

Peace.