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Completed Challenges 2013

Here I will post info and photo's of past entries.

Here's a little Happy New Year's Card I made using a Delicious Doodle Freebie Image Happy New Year and Sassy Studio Image Martini Pinup.
Last card for 2013

 Here is a Little Christmas card I made this week from a Delicious Doodles digi Poinsettia 2

Lacy Sunshine Challenge #23 Celebration's
I just love Lacy Sunshine Digi's. They are a lot of fun to work with and so easy to color. I never have trouble making something with them. I used the Flurry Digi to make this gift bag. Who wouldn't love getting a present in this bag. I used lots of glittery stuff like stick on gems, glittery puffy paint, Glittery snowflakes and glittery ribbon. Its doesn't show up real well in the photos tho. The tissue paper is clear with snowflakes all over it.
I just loved this digi by Delicious Doodles so much I had to try a 2nd Gift Bag with it. So here it is.

Bag Front

Mistletoe Kisses Gift Bag
I just love this image by Delicious Doodles, I had to make it up right away. You just can't go wrong in coloring it. Here I've colored it with colored pencils and I think it looks awesome.I added Crystal puffy paint to the fur on her hood & cuffs. I think I'll make another with a different color scheme

Gift Bag

Delicious Doodles digi Poinsettia Fairy


Here is another little corner bookmark made with the same digi from Lacy Sunshine Elenore Santa's Helper that I used in a bookmark last week. That little bookmark can be seen here. Both use the same digi but are very different. It's kinda hard to see but there are gems on each snowflake and Glitter on the fur of her hat, shoes and skirt. I just love the Lacy Sunshine digi's.
Here is a little Corner Bookmark I made for a Christmas Show I am doing the end of the month.
I used a Lacy Sunshine Digi Very easy project to make.


Season's Greeting

This little shaped Easel Christmas Card was creating using:
1-Deliciouse Doodles image Christina
2-Red Glitter Card Blank by Recolections
3-Striped paper by Studio 18 Mary & Co
4-Sentiment by The Paper Studio
5-Red paper for matting sentiment from my stash

Peace on Earth

This is an 8 X 8 Christmas Card I created using a Delicious Doodles image. For this card I combined my love of Digi's and Zentangle drawing. I tangled the Wolf part of the Digi and added more wings to the fairy part of the digi.

Card Front

Closeup of Fairy Wings with Brads

Closeup of Wolf

Closeup of Side Panel

Closeup of Top Panel with Brads

  This is an 8X8 in Christmas card.


Season's Greeting

This little shaped Easel Christmas Card was creating using:
1-Deliciouse Doodles image Christina
2-Red Glitter Card Blank by Recolections
3-Striped paper by Studio 18 Mary & Co
4-Sentiment by The Paper Studio
5-Red paper for matting sentiment from my stash

Peace on Earth

This is an 8 X 8 Christmas Card I created using a Delicious Doodles image. For this card I combined my love of Digi's and Zentangle drawing. I tangled the Wolf part of the Digi and added more wings to the fairy part of the digi.

Card Front

Closeup of Fairy Wings with Brads

Closeup of Wolf

Closeup of Side Panel

Closeup of Top Panel with Brads

Under The Sea
For this challenge I chose to make a gift bag

Completed Bag

Closeup of Pearl

Closeup of Pearls Hair Adornment

Next 2 are Closeups of shells

 Closeup of Pearl & Sequin Clipon

Closeup of Waves Stick on embellishment

Supplies used:

1-Blank white gift bag
2-Lacy Sunshine Digi-Pearl Sea Kissed Mermaid
3-Colored with colored pencils
4-Therm-o-web tape
5-Laser Cut Shells by Li'l Davies Designs
6-Sticky Gems by Studio g
7-Wave Demensional Stickers by Jolee's
8-Pink Pearl & Sequin Clip on Fashion accessory by Krafty Productions Inc.
9-Felt Die Cut by Crafters Square
10-Green net bow I made from a Avocado Bag
11-Water paper from my stash


Happy Birthday

For this 8X8 in. Birthday Card I chose to use a Celtic Fairy by Delicious Doodles.

Card Front

 Celtic Fairy Closeup

 Closeup of Heart Shaped gems

 Closeup of Sentiment

 Closeup of gems across bottom

 Closeup of gems across top

Supplies used:
1-Delicious Doodles Digi Celtic Fsiry
2-Blank White Card
3-Glittery Pink Floral Paper by K&Company, LLC
4-Stick on gems by Studio g
5-Crystal Stick on gems by Miss Elizabeth
6-Chipboard Sentiment by Quick Cards
7-Pop It Shapes by Ranger
8-Bright Green card stock by ANW/Crestwood, Inc
9-Therm-O-Web Tape
10-Heart Shaped Stick on gems from my Stash

Fairy Christmas

These are not your normal colors I use for a Christmas card but I wanted to do something different and I think they work .

Card Front

Closeup of Holly Fairy

 Closeup of Turquoise Chipboard Die cut and Wings

Closeup of Yellow Paper Flowers & Loop Flower with Pearls

Closeup of Chipboard Sentiment

Supplies used:
1-Deliciocious Doodle Digi Holly Fairy
2-Blank Dark Purple Card blank by DavidTutura
3-Elegant Loop Flower with Pearles by Offray
4-Paper Flowers by studiog
5-Demensional Snowflake Stickers by La Petites
6-Paper Flowers by
7-Turquoise Glittery Diecut Chipboard by Studio112
8-Christmas ssentiment Chipboard by Cardmaking & Papercrafting
9-Purple Glitter Paper by Colorbok
10-Colored with Color Pencils

I have had this Digi for awhile now and wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with it. It is so different from what I normally use but I really liked it. I guess I was just waiting for the right project.
Completed Card
Digi Closeup
Flower Cluster in Top Left corner

Top Right Corner
 Bottom Right corner
Supplies used:
1-Black Eyed Susie Digi by Lacy Sunshine
2-Die Cut Memo Pad by Colorbok
3-Blank Card by DavidTutera
4-Paper Flowers by Prima Marketing & Prima Fleurs
5-Sparkly Brads by Ki
6-Stick on Beads by Cloud 9 Designs
7-Therm-o-web Tape
8-Glittery Chipboard Florish by Studio 112
9-Colored with colored pencils

With back to school I've been in a phase of making little corner bookmarks.  I just love them and they  are so easy to make, not a lot of paper needed-can use scraps. For this one I printed out the Digi twice and colored the butterfly's from the second one so I could put them over the first butterfly's and fold their wings to make them look 3 dimensional-they even fold flat when book is closed.

Supplies Used:
1-Delicious Doodles Digi Daisey's & Butterflies
2-Ribbon by OffrayGreen Glittery Chipboard by Studio112
3-Green Gems by Studiog
4-Sm Geen Bow by The Flying Trapeze
5- Papers by The paper Studio Textured Cardstock Brights
6-Puffy Paint
7-Pop Dots
8-Term o Web double sided tape

Here's a Gift Bag I made for the Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog #15 Girls, Girls, Girls.
Supplies Used:
1-Lacy Sunshine Digi Wishes Granted
2-Everything else was from my stash.

Here's a little Christmas Box I created for the Lacy Sunshine Challenge #15 Girls, Girls, Girls.
This little box stands about 7 inches tall and would be perfect for a teacher present at Christmas time.

Supplies Used:
1-Lacy Sunshine Digi Lil Bows Tin Soldier
2-Everything else was from my stash

This week I started on my Christmas stuff. So I made a little Christmas Goody Box. I measures 8 inches long by 2 1/4 inches on each side. Perfect for gift cards, goodies and jewelry. Any girl would love to get a gift in this little box.

Supplies Used:
1-Green Card from my stash
2-White plastic string veggie bag
3-Green patterned paper by Quick Cards Cosy Christmas Collection
4-Handmade Art Dimensional Stickers by Grand Adhesions
5-Red Velvet Bow by Good Old Values
6-Lacy Sunshine Digi Holly Victorian Ragamuffin
Well Christmas is my favorite Holiday so I've created a 8X8 Christmas Card from a Digi I won as a prize in a Card Challenge.

For this card I used:
1-8X8 Card Blank by Crafty Bob's
2-Digi image JJ Christmas Cheer by Bugaboo Stamps
3-Glitter Tape by Studio g
4-Oil Pastels by Sanford
5-Adhesive Pearls by Recollections
6-Clip eez byCrafty Fun ( Green Sequin Thingys )
7- Christmas Joy Paper Collection Papers by Holly Hobbie for Cardmaking & Papercraft

This Digi just screamed warm winter wishes. I decided to make a Hot Coco Sleeve Gift Card. This would be good for anyone you just want to give a little something to. Like a teacher, babysitter or fellow worker.

Supplies used:
1-Small tag by Hot Off The Press
2-Stickers by Family Dollar
3-Red bow by Good Old Values
4-Red Plaid paper by Paper Pizazz
5-Green Card from my Stash
6-Red tulle material from my stash

How Dose Your Garden Grow

For this card I did a combination of Black, red, white, green and gray.
 The theme was summertime. I used the same digi that I used in the previous card (black on Black Challenge) except this time I added some color, and changed the theme. I also made it a gift bag instead of a card. Again I extended the wings out. Used stick on gems for a little bling on the flowers. Summer Time means flowers & butterfly's for me. Two of my favorite things.

Supplies used:
1-Fae Digi by Delicious Doodles
2-Everything else from my stash
This little card I made awhile back but never used it for anything but I really like it and it fits for some of these summer challenges. It's just such a happy card and combines 2 of my loves flowers and butterflies.

This is an 8X8 Christmas Card.

Supplies used:
1- a white card blank by Crafty Bob's Card Blanks & Envelopes
2-Red paper and spotted paper by My Minds Eye-Wnowed in Winter Papers
3-3 metal white snowflakes from my stash
4-Free Digital snowman/Candle stamp by Eurka Stamps  from Lady Ann's Christmas Progressive Challenge
5-Snowman/candle colored with colored pencils

This time I made an Christmas 8X8 Easel Card in a monotone of purple and silver.

Supplies used:
1-Polka Dot paper from my stash
2-Purple card by Paper Pizazz
3-Sticker and other elements by Future Publishing
4-Silver Snowflakes by Santa's Workbench
5-Self Adhesive gems by Studio g
6-Silver Die by DavidTutera
7-Digi by Lacy Sunshine
8-Pearls from my stash

I'm kinda in a rush this morning but wanted to get this posted. I made this little card for a friends birthday and haven't entered her in anything yet so here goes. I will post more info later.


For this weeks Challenge I've created another gift bag. This time I used:
1- a plain brown gift bag
Orange paper from my stash-punched the edge with my Martha Stewart Punch around the page Pansy punch
2-Green die made from paper in my stash-punched around it with my Martha Stewart Circle Edge Punch
3-Lacay Sunshine digi-Stardust Satyress-colored with color pencils & I used Oil pastels around edge
4-Therm-o-web super tape
5-My Moments Pink & Orange Daisy's by creative co-op
6-Pink & Orange fancy ribbon from my stash
7-Orange ribbon by Fray Spool o Ribbon
8-Pink scallopped paper from my stash
9-Birthday Wishes Chipboard by Wild Rose Studio LTD

Some friends and I get together every summer to celebrate all of our birthdays together at one time. This year we will be going to Meyers Garden in Grand Rapids Michigan. I just got 12 new Lacy Sunshine Digi Stamps by Heather Valentine and couldn't wait to use them so I made gift bags for all my friends with them. This is one of them.
Hollywood Starlet Gift Bag

Supplies used:

1-Lacy Sunshine Digi Hollywood Starlet by Heather Valentine
2-Self Stick Gems by Darcie
3-Glue on Gems from my stash
4-Papers from my stash
5-Red polka Dot paper by Raspberry Road Designs-Summer Goodness
6-Bows, Rosette(made by me) and everything else from my stash

I'm entering this gift bag in:
Catch The Bug Challenge Going To The Chapel
613 Ave Create #23 Anything Goes/Twist Celebrations
Lacy Sunshine #10 Anything Goes

Hippy Chick Gift Bag-Blossom Lineart

Supplies Used-
1-Beaded Fringe by Style-a-bility
2-Flowers by My Moments
3-Swirl Stickers by Jolee's by You
4-Paper from my Stash
5-Your Special Day Sticker by Ellen HOPKINS
6-Purple Curly Bow by Viola
7-Patterned paper by Kate Knight-Spring Fling
8-Washi Tape by Studio g
9-Purple netting was from a vegetable bag
10-Lacy Sunshine Blossom Lineart Digi Stamp by Heather Valentine

I am entering this gift bag in:
Lacy Sunshine Anything Goes # 10
613 Ave Create Anything Goes /Optional Twist Celebrations 
Just Us Girls Technique Challenge #192 Use Washi Tape
Allsorts Week 210 In the Garden Challenge

Eleanor Bookworm Gift bag

Supplies used:
1-Lets Party Demensional Sticker by Miss Elizabeth
2-Beaded Fringe by Style-a-bility
3-Yellow Flower Accents by Darcie
4-Red Polka-Dot paper by Raspberry Road Designs-Summer Goodness

I am entering this little bag in:
Lacy Sunshine Anything Goes Challenge #10
613 Ave Create Anything Goes/Optional Twist #23 Celebrations

Country View Crafts' Challenge
Challenge #3-May 2013
The challenge theme is "How does your Garden Grow"
I've done a gift bag 
Catch The Bug Challenge-Stella Says Sketch Challenge #137
Supplies used
1-Bugaboo Digi Stamp Block-Hummingbird
2-Sentiment by sweet Sentiments/Cardmaking &Papercraft
3-Floral Paper by The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady/Cardmaking & Papercraft
4-Purple Dotted Paper by Docrafts/Papercraft Essentials
5-Orange Texture Heatwave by Provo Craft
6-Lavender Canvas Texture by coredinations Foundations
7-Therm-o-web Supertape
8-Martha Stewart Edge Punch

This is my first try at an Explosion Box. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be.  I don't know what took me so long to try one. I will diffidently be making another. I made this one for a graduation gift. It has places for the graduate to put 8 little pictures, places to write memories, an envelope for money or gift card or memorabilia. Can't wait to give it to her next week at her party.
Supplies I used are:
1-Papers by Paper Blizard, cCore'dinations Foundations, Cloud 9 Designs,
2-Decorative Punch Outs by Cloud 9 Designs
4-Embellishments by K&Company,Cloude 9 Designs, Jolee's Boutique,
5-Self Adhesive Gems by Studio g
6-Envelope template by Mirkwood Designs

This is a little mixed media card for Whimsical Designs for there "Mix It Up" Challenge and the Allsorts Week 207 True Blue Challenge.
Supplies used:
1-Medium Blue Blank Card Base by JoAnn Craft Essentials
2-Foam Mounting Dots by Miss Elizabeth's
3-Mounting Tape by Miss Elizabeth's
4-Double sided Therm-o-web Supertape
5-Metallic Craft Ribbon by Woolworth Co.
6-Glitter Foam Self Adhesive Stickers by Foam Craft
7-Self Adhesive Faux Pearls by Recollections
8-Paper Doily by Crafts U Print
9-Demensional Flower Sticker by Punch Studio
10-Oil Pastel Colors by Sanford
11-Light Blue Canvas Textured Card by core' dinations Foundations
12-Patterned Paper by Kate Knight

5/21/13-Anything Goes #20 Optional Sketch #5 by Kathi Silvia
I've chosen to make a Black & White Congrats Card
Supplies used are:
1-Blank White Textured Card Blank by DCWV
2-Black Textured Cardstock from my Stash
3-White Paper Doily by Wilton
4-Black & White Chipboard Embellishments by Me&My BIG ideas
5-Black & White Velvet Dimensional Embellishments
6-Self Adhesive Gems by Studio g
7-Congrats! Sentiment from my Stash

4/22/13-My entry for Challenge #16 Anything Goes/Color Twist
Supplies used:
Cardstock by Coredinations Foundations-Canvas Texture
Patterned paper Spring Jubilee by Pinkpaislee
Chipboard by Studio 112
Chipboard by Me & My Biug Ideas
Word Embellishment by Hot Off The Press-Soft Nostalgia

I made this gift bag from a brown paper lunch sack. Every year a group of us ladies get together and go out of town for a couple of day and we celebrate everyone's birthday all on the same day. We usually plan some activities and exchange gifts. I usually make my cards and gift bags and sometimes the gifts also. So this little brown bag gift bag is one of them for this year. One bag down 5 to go.
1-Supplies used Pop It Shapes A1/4" thick dots by Ranger
2-Crystal Sticker Gems by Mark Richards
3-Decorative Felt Die Cut Felt Shapes by Crafters Square
4-Paper by Hot Off thwe Press-Soft Nostalgia
5-Paper Bow & Paper Ribon by Kraftyhands-Easy Bow-Chic Boutique
6-Sentiment by i-press
7-Pink Flamingo is a used Car air freshener from my car
8-Floral String is a used Air Freshener String that hung on the mirror in my car
9-Bag is a brown lunch sack

I am entering this in :

More Photo's Below
Happily Ever After-Supplies Used
1-Digi Stamp Olivia & Oscar Oter by Lacy Sunshine
2-Sentiment-stamped with Studio g/Acid Free-Pigment Ink
3-Miss Elizabeths Mounting Tape
4-Martha Stewart Gel Adhesive
5-Flower, Leaves & Stems Foam Glitter Stickers by Foam Craft
6-Rose Colored Card Base by DavidTutera Celebrate 5.5 X 5.5
7-Self Adhesive Green Gems by Studio g
8-From my stash-Double sided tape, stripe paper, bright green paper, bright green brads
Another Photo Below
I will be entering this card in the following Challenges
Lacy Sunshine Challenge #8 Anything But a Square
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes-Challenge # 19 Create a Shape Card/Create a Scrap Page

 5/3/13-Crafting for All Seasons Challenge Blog-Challenge 51 Monochromatic
The flower is cut out and mounted with pop dots to  make it 3 dimensional.

4/18/13-Challenge #42 Clean & Simple. I used A Sketch by Kathi Silva. I used a free Digital Download (akvPrincess) from this weeks sponsor Bugaboo Stamps, patterned paper by Kate Knight and papers and elements from my craft stash to create a gift bag.

Yea my entry for 613 Avenue Create Challenge #18-Anything Goes Optional Gift Packaging Theme was chosen to be in the Top Three.
Challenge #18-Anything Goes Optional Gift Packaging Theme.

Whimsical Designs
Creative Card Crew Challenge
Challenge #35 Bling-For this card I made a wedding card for my daughters wedding this summer.
I used-
Red Shiny Ribbon-Tye Sheen by Ribbons (Montreal) Limited
Therm-O-Web Supertape
White Card is Textured Snowball by Provo Craft
Black Sparkly Card-Black Tie by Core Denations
Silver Glitter Stickers by Cloud 9 Design
Diamond Sticky Gems by Studio g
1 Color Cup Cupcake Paper Cup by Wilton
Digi Download Couple
Silver Sparkly Heart Buckle & Red Flower Gem  from my Stash
All the Sparkle doesn't show up in the picture very well.

  I would like to enter this card in:
1-Crafty Sentiments Designs Black, White and One Other or Something Fishy
2-Creative Card Crew Challenge 37 Dies/ Punches
3-Crafting For All Seasons Challenge 53 Wedding/Anniversary
4-Card A Day Blog Bride Card

Challenge #34-The theme for this challenge is Handmade Flowers-2 entries-look below 1st for second entry-Flower Cards made from recycled calenders.

My first entry is a large scrapbook photo frame/wall art that I made out of  an old window frame that I found in our garage when we bought our house. I've held onto this window frame for a long time before creating this scrapbook/ photo frame. Every time we made improvements to our house I took photo's of all projects. The frame consists of 8 individual sections. I used photo's of different parts of the house and yard in each section, with a large paper flower which I constructed from paper in my stash of paper and some of the paper that I made. I couldn't find the flowers that I wanted so I made them myself. I had a lot of fun making them and they are all from my imagination. Some may even resemble real flowers.

 Each section has a title:
Section 1-Titled the Little house that grew show's the house and garage as they were when we bought the house. A small 3 bedroom with 1 small bathroom.

Section 2-Titled Construction Phase shows the house during construction of the addition.

Section 3-Titled Bedtime that show's the twins new bedrooms and bathroom that were added upstairs.

 Section 4-Titled Decked Out shows the deck in it's many phases over the years.

Section5-Titled Kitchen Renovation show's the transformation of our kitchen. If you look closely at this section you can see the old one piece sink unit that broke down and we couldn't find parts for. We had to use garden faucets for quit awhile. This sink unit is the whole reason we added onto our house from the basement to the upstairs. It all started with a broken sink.

Section 6-Titled Bathtastic that show's the old bathroom and the renovation's to it.

Section7-Titled Yard Crashers that show's our new lawn.

Section 8-Titled Home Sweet Home that show's the house after all the remodeling.
 My 2nd entry for Challenge #34 Handmade Flower Theme are a group of cards I made from old National Gardening Club Calendars.

Allsorts Challenge
Week 205-Add some Sparkle-For this card I made a wedding card for my daughters wedding this summer.
I used-
Red Shiny Ribbon-Tye Sheen by Ribbons (Montreal) Limited
Therm-O-Web Supertape
White Card is Textured Snowball by Provo Craft
Black Sparkly Card-Black Tie by Core Denations
Silver Glitter Stickers by Cloud 9 Design
Diamond Sticky Gems by Studio g
1 Color Cup Cupcake Paper Cup by Wilton
Digi Download Couple
Silver Sparkly Heart Buckle & Red Flower Gem  from my Stash
All the Sparkle doesn't show up in the picture very well.

4/22/13-I've also entered this little Trinket Box Card in Whimsical Designs "Smell the Flowers" Challenge.
Here is another entry for  Allsorts Challenge Week 203 A Passion for Flowers.
I've created a small easel card which has 4 small pullout drawers created using 4 matchboxes. Each little box can hold a small trinket or goodie, Who wouldn't want to receive one of these. For the envy I just made a small white box just a little larger than the card. It's done with a flower theme because that's what makes me think of Spring.

  Lacy Sunshine Challenge
 4/28/13-Lacy Sunshine Challenge #7-Monochrome
Here is my entry for the Monochrome challenge using the free Digi Stamp Mooning Morris-Bullseye
Supplies used:
Green & White Striped paper by Remember When
Paper Flowers by Prima Marketing Inc.
Saying by heidi Grace
Everything else from my stash

4/18/13-Lacy Sunshine Challenge #6
Here is my entry for The Lacy Sunshine Challenge with the Theme Spring Fever and boy do I have Spring Fever. We still have piles of the white stuff. It's finally starting to warm up and rain today. My twin 16 year old boys were planning on going camping (Opening day of trout season annual trip) in 1 week but you can't even get down the road to the river yet.I used the free Digi by Lacy Sunshine Flowerbed Fred, he is just adorable. He makes me want to go out and take a nap among the flowers.
Supplies used:
Green Card by Core'dinations Foundations-Canvas Texture
Pink Flowered Paper by Kate Knight
Layered Pink Fabric Flowers by Studio 112
Metal Trimmed Dimensional Sticker (Life) by Miss Elizabeth's
Pink Gems by Studio G
Turquoise Gems by Michaels
Lacy Sunshine free Digi Flowerbed Fred


  1. Beautiful card Penny! Love how you've coloured and displayed the image.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge. Good luck.

  2. Thanks Lexie, I had fun doing this little guy Nd am looking forward to do future challenges.

  3. Two great cards Penny! Good luck in the challenge(s) and thanks for joining us:)

    1. Thanks Heather, I'm having alot of fun making the cards.