Monday, July 25, 2016

Always Anything Goes at Craft Your Passion! This week we feature Little Blue Buttons!

What a fun time I had coloring up this little cutie from Little Blue Buttons called Miss Lilly on a Bike.  This is for our Anything Goes Challenge at Craft Your Passion. 
I took a 6.25" square card blank and "chopped" out a part of the front-I wanted the picket fence to stand out in the design.  Covered the front with a spring-like yellow floral paper and mounted the image.  I love the combination of blues and yellows!!  Stuck down 2 sections of fence die cuts, mounted some small Gypsophila flowers from Wild Orchard, and stamped it for a friendship card.  I used some yellow embossed cardstock for the whole back panel and stamped an additional sentiment on the inside.  I can never get enough friendship cards made to send off!  Thanks for looking and we hope to see your creation on the website!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Devil Cait Designs sponsors this week at Crafting When We Can AND a DT call

 This week at Crafting When We Can, we were given the challenge of using squares.  We are sponsored by the clever Devil Cait Designs on Etsy.  She's a very stylized artist and you need to go check her out!
Using one of my favorite "loopy" dies, I decided to make my card Spring-like with plaids.  I even used a square scalloped for the Image of Daisy, turned on its side.  Adding the paper flowers from print and solid paper, with sprigs of branches, it really makes it cheery!
Be sure and check out the Crafting When you Can website because we are having a DT call.  Ang has always got great Sponsors for us and we are a very friendly group!  So put forth your creation!  The best to all of you!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Always Anything Goes at Craft Your Passion-Welcome SLS Lines as our sponsor

 What a joy it was to color this beautiful image called Nature Fairy from SLS Lines for our Always Anything Goes Challenge at Craft Your Passion!!!!
These fairies are so popular with everyone now--this one is SO delicate and detailed.  Loved working with her!!  The prize for the winner in this Challenge is 3 single images from the sponsor's store.
I matted the image using a textured printed green-almost like a wallpaper!  I used some floral die-cuts, some fern branches, some small accent flowers from Petallu and one of the gorgeous twisted flowers with lots of glitter also from Petallu.  I added another filigree butterfly in cream for even more depth.  On the inside, I matter it with a distressed pink design paper with a corner accent.  Then stamped it with a sentiment about friendship.
I hope you will join us in our weekly challenge-we'd love to see your creations!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Odd Ball Art is sponsoring Crafting When We Can--Also DT CALL!!!

 It's time for our Bi-weekly challenge at Crafting When You Can and this time we are sponsored by Odd Ball Art!  And addition to the Challenge, we are having a DT CALL!!  We would love for you to join us-we have a lot of fun and have great sponsors.
This Challenge is all about following a theme--BASED ON A FILM.  I'm using this adorable girl with a unicorn horn on her head from Odd Ball Art.  I decided to color it in RAINBOW colors with the Film being the Wizard of Oz...the song Somewhere over the Rainbow floating in my head.  I gave her Ombre hair in lavender and gray.  Used chevron paper for the background.  In the inside, I used a woodgrain paper with a friendship verse stamped on it.   And here's the information about the DT call:
It's that time again when we're looking for some new people to join our team! Do not worry about having any DT experience as this is not necessary.  We are looking for someone who can commit to the requirements and enjoy being part of our team. 

If you are interested in being part of our DT please read this post through to check what is required, what benefits you receive and how to apply!


  • Make a creation every fortnight in line with our challenge calendar and themes.  The majority of the time you will receive an image from the challenge sponsor, and are required to use these. 

  • You are required to upload your creation onto the DT facebook page by the Friday before the challenge goes live on the Sunday. Therefore you will need to have a facebook account.  

  • On your blog or website you are required to do a post about each CWWC Challenge.  A minimum in the post will include a good, clear photograph of your DT creation, details of the challenge for that fortnight, and name and website link of our challenge sponsor. The post must go live on the challenge Sunday, it can be set for whatever time is best for your time zone. 

  • Comment on participant's entries for every challenge.  You will be assigned two numbers, and will have to comment on all entries ending in those two numbers.  You may be required to comment on additional entries when DT members are on holiday, etc.  
  • The Winner and Top 3 for each challenge is chosen by the CWWC Design Team, this is on a rota basis.  When it is your turn to choose a Winner and Top 3, you need to choose only those who abide by our challenge rules.  Then do a post on the DT facebook page with your choices. 


  • You will gain DT experience with a fun and friendly team! We don't like hassle here, so everything is as nice and easy as it can be. 

  • The majority of our sponsors are generous and offer free images for the Design Team to work with.  Any image you receive as part of you term on the Design Team is yours to keep, as long as you abide by the CWWC terms and conditions, and the sponsor's angel policy. 

How to apply?  E-mail Ang at craftingwhenwecan(at)hotmail(dot)com with the following:

  • A little bit about yourself.  Please include a bit about your crafting style.  
  • A link to your blog (or wherever you post your creations).  
  • You are welcome to send photos of your creations, please no more than 3. This is not a requirement as we can view your creations on your blog. 

You have until 31st July 2016 to apply.  

Successful applicants will be notified shortly after this date.  
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Monday, June 13, 2016

Always Anything Goes with Craft Your Passion

 This week we are so thankful to be sponsored at Craft Your Passion by Imagine That! Digis by Kris! 
This creative site has so many image sets to peak your interest-please check it out!  This challenge I'm using is called Bloom Where You Are Planted and it comes with both a black and white image and sentiments and pre-colored image and sentiments.  I chose to use a Thank you stamp from my stash but there were very cute ones included in with the set.  I love the look of the pastel plaids and found a great polka-dot to go with the colors.  I accented the card with enamel dots, fishtail strip and a loopy die cuts to show off the boots.
On the inside, I did a complimentary plaid with a blue label die cut for personalizing the card.
Please come on over to CYP and put your project into the challenge-we can't wait to see it!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Crafting When We Can is being sponsored by Sasayaki Glitter!

Love Love Love to shop so this adorable image from Sasayaki Glitter called Shopping Girl Meg is a perfect fit for me!  Following the sketch from Crafting When We Can,I was able to use the Purse paper I've had in my stash waiting for the perfect card~ Used a mini black polka dot paper for mats and accented the corners for some BLING with faceted jewels.  Was so glad most of this paper was double-sided-takes the guess work out of the plan.  I finished it off in the inside liner with some more black and white designer paper.
We hope you join us at the CWWC Challenge with your wonderful entry!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Julia Spiri is having an Anything Goes Challenge--Bridal is the "Twist"

Once again, I get to participate in  Julia Spiri's bi-monthly Challenge as the May Guest Designer and I'm so thrilled!  Although her challenges are Anything Goes, there's usually a Twist and this time around, we are showcasing her Bridal digitals that have been released recently.  They can be found at her Etsy store here--I chose to use Wedding Day.  Isn't she elegant??!!
On the 6" card, I used a cream satin heavy cardstock design paper that says "Tying the Knot".  Then a floral paper behind a kraft matted Bride.  I colored her in Copics and used Clear Wink of Stella for the veil and the gown itself.  Unfortunately the picture didn't pick up the shimmer of this great product.  I used a Frantage in the background that has bits of gold and white chunks-love it!  This heavy lace is so elegant for this special card and I used paper roses and rope pearls as an accent in the corner.  On the inside, it is finished off with a light design paper and a sentiment from my stash.

Be sure to come visit us over at the Challenge and get your entry in to be eligible for some prizes.  And Thanks to all the Julia Spiri Gals that have welcomed me with open arms!  I've had a ball!
I'd like to enter the following Challenges with this card: