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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Mamma Mouse Serving Pie with a New Challenge at the Address of 613 Avenue Create

Welcome!!!!! It's a new challenge at the address of 613 Avenue Create where it's always anything goes with an optional twist for this challenge: Create Your Own Challenge:

Create Your Own Challenge

our fabulous sponsors are:






winner receives 3 digital images

Ppinky Dolls

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at Etsy

by Chrishanthi

for my project, I chose to use Toadstool Printables Mamma Mouse with Pie as a Calendar Girl for the month of August- isn't she adorable and can't you just visualize a County Fair with the smell of Mamma Mouse's award winning pie with the crowds going wild and all of the sounds of a fair in the background???


RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • Recollection white card stock using Cricut Elegant Edges Cartridge creating a page for my calendar measuring 6.75 inches
  • background paper is DCWV The Carnival Stack
  • Mamma Mouse was colored using Prisma Markers and fussy cut around with edges with gel pen accents with a visit from the Stickles Fairy - MEMO to self: make sure Stickles is totally dry before scanning my project - OH WHAT A MESS!!!


  • ribbon was made using Cricut Expressions built-in cartridge with gel pen accents, Stickles Fairy and scrap ribbon
  • mini calendars can be found on the internet and then printed with the month cut using Cricut Expressions built-in cartridge and of course Stickles 


  • sentiment, "How to get through Life: Forget about Diets" had been from Create with TLC recent club with rounded corners and chalked around the edges with a pie ceramic button from my stash

I thank you for stopping by and visiting today. Don't forget to visit and enter your project at 613 Avenue CreateI can't wait to see your creations!


I appreciate and love reading your comments . . is your comment the next one I read??? If you have any questions or need to contact me, I can be reached at hercraftiness@gmail.com

Much love, hugs, and friendship
Lynne

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

What I've Learned from Alice along with a New Challenge at Create and Inspire


. . . . I'm back!!!! My creative mojo is back along with my eyesight which means I'm back to creating with Create and Inspire - It's a new challenge and are you ready to "create" with us??? There are no sponsors for this challenge as it is a "Just for Fun" BUT, I am offering a little something for one lucky person just for commenting . . . .

since there are no sponsors, I have had an image I have wanted to create with for some time from Ppinky Dolls - Alice. You know my infatuation with Alice in Wonderland and I love coloring with the images from Ppinky as the images have some pre-shading which enhances your coloring of her images!!






isn't she just adorable and sweet???

RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • size A2 card using Recollection cardstock and Recollection Gingham Collection for background
  • ribbon is from stash which was wrapped around background with an added bow
  • Alice was colored using Whisper Strokes Markers with gel pen accents and of course Stickles Fairy just had to add her sparkle on Alice's apron and the March Hare's collar
  • sentiment, "Learned from Alice . . . . " is from Create with TLC Go Ask Alice a Digi Image and Word Art Set which has rounded corners and chalked around the edges
  • sentiment, "If I had a World of my own everything would be Nonsense " is from Create with TLC recent club with 3 rounded corners, chalked around the edges mounted on matching paper to the front


  • Now, it's your turn to create for the challenge - I can't wait to see your creative inspirations!!!! Oh, I almost forgot the little goody I will be offering to one lucky recipient for commenting on my blog a 100 percent linen tea towel with Mr. Whiskers Tea Party from Urban Threads embroidered on it. How easy peasy is that - just leave me some love . . . .



I thank you for stopping by and visiting today.  I appreciate and love reading your comments . . is your comment the next one I read??? If you have any questions or need to contact me, I can be reached at hercraftiness@gmail.com

Much love, hugs, and friendship
Lynne

Monday, July 25, 2016

There's a New Challenge Blog in Town . . . .


There's a new Challenge Blog in Town  . . . Yes, you have guessed right, Paulette from Create with TLC and {Doing Life} are starting up a new venture in the form of  MONTHLY CHALLENGE where absolutely Anything Goes as long as your creation has a CREATE WITH TLC element on it.

Paulette posts regular freebies on her website and you can collect some of them here.

Also visit Create with TLC's Store here and have a look at the wonderful and versatile
Wordart and Image Sets available.

How to Play
  • Enter your Paper Projects (maximum 3 entries per person, each from a separate blog post) in Mr Linky below.
  • The Monthly Winner will receive a Create with TLC set and our Winners Badge. 
  • Three Top Picks will also be chosen and can display our Top 3 badge with pride. 
  • Please remember to link your POST and not your blog to the Link tool below.
  • Also, you must create a link on your blog back to this challenge post!

Unfortunately there has to be a few Rules

  • Become a Follower of Create with TLC's blog and Doing Life's blog via Google Friend Connect.
  • You can use any image for the challenges
  • New challenges will be posted on the FIRST of every month at 8am (CAT/ GMT+2) 
  • Your entry must be new. No backlinking to previous posts
  • Please link back to this blog {Doing Life} (http://desiref.blogspot.co.za/)
  • All themes are Anything Goes, but there has to be CREATE with TLC element on your creation
  • Use Inlinkz to link directly to your PROJECT only, please don't link to your entire blog
  • You may combine this challenge with other challenges
  • You may enter a total of 3 entries
  • A special request ... this is a 'family-friendly' site, please respect this and only enter projects that are child-friendly, and not satanic, demonic, gory, or dark! If we feel your entry does not respect this, we will delete your entry.
Here is a card created with one of Create with TLC's wonderful word art elements as sentiment:

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Belly Dancing Done the Senior Way with a New Challenge at Creative Moments

It's a new challenge at Creative Moments  where it's always anything goes and this challenge has no optional twist - let the creative juices start flowing!

Our fabulous sponsors are: 
my friends and I take a Senior Dance Class and I can only imagine if we were doing belly dancing - granted my belly has a mind of it's own and dances where and when it wants to but with this vision in mind, I decided to play along using Moon Flower Digi Stamps Gigi Belly Dancer in honor of my Senior Dance Class friends and to make Gigi really shake her booty - she's on an Action Wobble (no, it wasn't your eyes going crazy)!!!!



RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • tutorial found at Splitcoasters on making an Easel Card
  • card base is Recollections card stock and background DCWV Royal Garden Stack
  • Gigi was colored using Prisma, Whisper Strokes and Spectrum Noir Markers, and gel pen accents 
  • Gigi was fussy cut around the edges and an Action Wobble behind her to attach to my base 
  • of course, The Stickles Fairy had to pay a visit and decorate her veils and jewels
  • tiny gold coins were added to her waist to jingle as she shakes it!!! 

  • sentiments included were from Create with TLC  and her recent club one of which was a special request to Paulette to accompany my card; "If life gives you hips . . . Belly Dance", and "Embrace the BELLY and enjoy the jiggle DANCE!" both of which have rounded corners and chalked around the edges 
  • strand of pearls and one extra coin complete my card on the lower sentiment

We have sew much fun at our class and I think I should give this card to our instructor, Yvonne to thank her for making exercising fun and putting up with my shenanigans!!!

I thank you for stopping by and visiting today. I can't wait to see your creativity when you enter your project!!!!

I appreciate and love reading your comments - is your comment the next one I read??? If you have any questions, you can contact me at hercraftiness@gmail.com.


Much love, hugs, and friendship

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Create with TLC Vintage Travel Blog Hop - This Stop Chicago!!!


Welcome to Vintage Vacation Create with TLC Blog Hop with a different Create with TLC freebie image with every step along the way!!! It's vacation time - what are your plans for vacation????? As for myself, my boyfriend has a cabin in Pymatuning, PA where we take the boat and go fishing on the lake.

If you have arrived from Lisa Lynn, then you are in the right place - if not, here is the complete list of my Create with TLC teamies and friends:
Lisa Lynn (previous destination)
Lynne (current destination)
Rhonda Sue (your next travel destination)
Edwina
Faith
Jen
Patti
Shelly

The image that is available for you on my blog is Vintage Travel Chicago Sketch. Just right click on the image and save the file for your own personal used


I've never flown nor have I ever been to Chicago but these fun facts I do know:
  • "windy city"
  • the first ferris wheel made it's debut here
  • Lincoln Park Zoo is one of only 3 major zoos that has free admission
  • Wrigley Field
  • is the first free cultural center in the US
  • home to the largest Tiffany glass dome
  • Frank Sinatra introduced "My Kind of Town (Chicago is)"



RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • Easel card following the tutorial at Splitcoasters using Recollection Cardstock and travel paper received in a swap
  • image was colored using Prisma Colored Pencils and chalked around the edges with gel pen accents
  • of course the Stickles Fairy had to pay a visit on the word Chicago and the "wind"
  • plane and suitcase were cut using Cricut Heritage Cartridge and puff-dotted onto the background
  • plane has rhinestone gems for the windows and gel pen accents
  • suitcase has a blue background and of course I got a bit crazy when I made a tiny tiny luggage tag 


  • Queen and Co. black buttons for her dress along with silver on the sentiment
  • sentiment, "Globetrotting . . . " is the freebie that is being offered from Create with TLC on your destination adventure which was mounted on blue paper was chalked around the edges with the arrows colored using gel pen

Your next stop on our hop is Rhonda Sue

Now, you know that I can't let a reference to a song go unnoticed without having a sing-a-long - just follow ole blue eyes!!!! 

Thank you for stopping and visiting today and hope you come back again!!!


I thank you for stopping by and visiting today.  I appreciate and love reading your comments . . is your comment the next one I read??? If you have any questions or need to contact me, I can be reached at hercraftiness@gmail.com

Much love, hugs, and friendship
Lynne

It's the Bewitching Hour with a New Challenge at the Address of 613 Avenue Create

Welcome!!!!! It's a new challenge at 613 Avenue Create where it's always anything goes with an optional twist: Color Challenge:


our fabulous sponsor is:

for my project, I wanted to play with Tracey as I thought she was quite beautiful and she had kitties - now, how purrfect is that?? I also played with the twist for this challenge using only the colors black, white, and grey (ok, you caught me - I did used a flesh for the skin along with a little blush!!!): 



RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • Recollection card stock size A2 card (4.25 x 5.5 inch) with Recollection Black and White Paper Stack used for the background 
  • image was colored using Prisma Markers and Prisma Colored Pencils fussy cut around the edges
  • the Stickles fairy paid a visit of course using the irridescent on the wings for both Tracey and her kitties, black trim on the tips of her wings, paper for the kitties
  • don't you just love the butterfly wing ribbon used to wrap around the background and then tied into a bow
  • Miriam's Crafting Supplies fairy in star was attached to the bow
  • one of my very most favorite friendship sentiment from Create with TLC was used "Just peeking in to see what you're up to" with Queen & Co. Black Pearls
  • inside sentiment was from a recent club from Create with TLC, "Leave room in your garden for FAIRIES to dance!" which was mounted on black card stock and then on matching background as the front

I thank you for stopping by and visiting today. Don't forget to visit and enter your project at 613 Avenue CreateI can't wait to see your creations!


I appreciate and love reading your comments . . is your comment the next one I read??? If you have any questions or need to contact me, I can be reached at hercraftiness@gmail.com

Much love, hugs, and friendship
Lynne

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Call 1-800-Grandma!!!

What happens when you have one rambunctious new puppy, Indy . . .


Lily playing outside in a brand new sundress with Indy  . . . 


you guessed it a hole in the new dress and a call to grandma - can you fix this????

and grandma did with a bit of magic from a Unicorn: 




RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
and I can't wait to give her her dress back minus the hole!!!

I appreciate and love reading your comments - is your comment the next one I read??? If you have any questions, you can contact me at hercraftiness@gmail.com.


Much love, hugs, and friendship

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

A Spot of Tea with Birthday Wishes for Rosie and a New Challenge at Creative Moments

It's a new challenge at Creative Moments  where it's always anything goes but with this challenge, the optional twist ribbons and bows!!! 

Our fabulous sponsors are: 
my wonderful dear friend, Rosie, has a birthday later this month and I fell in love with Robyn's Fetish English Tea Cup and thought this would make the purrfect card for my friend !!!


RECIPE and SUPPLIES:
  • size A2 Card using Recollection cardstock along with Recollection cardstock for the background
  • Martha Stewart Eyelet Border Punch with white cardstock on the bottom with a pretty little floral ribbon wrapped around the border and then tied into a bow
  • teacup was colored using Spectrum Nor Markers, along with a visit from the Stickles Fairy to add accents to the roses accents 
  • teacup was fussy cut around the edges
  • sentiment, "It's your birthday! time to par-tea" is from Create with TLC Today is Your Day Digi Image and Word Art Set
  • sentiment, I am wishing a Happy Birthday to a person I am happy to know" had been from a previous Create with TLC recent club which was chalked around the edges

Happy Birthday my dear friend, Rosie!!!

I thank you for stopping by and visiting today. I can't wait to see your creativity when you enter your project!!!!

I appreciate and love reading your comments - is your comment the next one I read??? If you have any questions, you can contact me at hercraftiness@gmail.com.


Much love, hugs, and friendship