Monday, January 16, 2017

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge-Challenge #232-"New New New!!"

Happy Monday dear crafty friends!

I sure hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend!  We celebrated our youngest son's birthday...our family birthday parade begins...we are birthday heavy at the beginning of the year!!

We are at the midway point in our current House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge...AND...we're welcoming back our fabulous Mousey Sister America after her long absence...America is still settling in the process of moving BUT she's here with us now and we sure are glad to have her back!!!!  America has chosen "New" as her theme for this challenge...of course you have the option of "Anything Goes"...SO...there's no excuse for not joining in the Mousey Fun!!  We have two fabulous House Mouse stamps as prizes and also we'd love for you to consider joining us as a guest Designer for two months...so let's get busy!!!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
this is a "new" stamp for me...I've had it for a while but it's never been inked up so for me it's new...
the ruler embellishment and ruler ribbon are also new as well as the lace...
DP is imaginisce...
 this darling little stamp is "Measuring Up" HMCP30...
coloured with my copics...
matted on cheesecloth...
 "happy Birthday" is Hero Arts...
 the inside...

Another card to add to my stash for all the up coming birthdays that I have!  Now come on over and join us...we'd really love to see what you have to inspire us with!

All materials are listed above.

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!

Mousey Hugs,





Sunday, January 15, 2017

Midway Reminder at Simply Magnolia-"Something Old-Something New"

Happy Sunday dear blogging friends!

Well we're half way through the first month of our New Year AND you know what that means...YES...we're half way through our first challenge of the year at Simply Magnolia!  Our theme for this first challenge is "Something Old/Something New"...SUPER easy right??!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
so I inked up one of my new Tildas that I got just before Christmas...
using papers and scraps from my stash I made a simple 6x6 card...
added a touch of new lace that I got right after Christmas...
"find joy every day" is Hero Arts...
I left the inside blank so this can be an emergency card to be completed when needed...
 this little darling is "Sitting Cozy Tilda" from the Aspen Holiday 2016 collection...
coloured with my copics...

And that is my "Something Old/Something New" card!! 

All materials are listed above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Magnolia-licious-Challenge #1 "Anything Goes"
Live and Love Crafts-Challenge #54 LLC Smorgasbord-I'm using I) Becky's Sketch

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!





Sunday, January 8, 2017

Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge #142-"Anyting Goes"

Happy Sunday dear crafty friends!!

And how was everyone's first week of 2017!

I'm trying to get back into routine...not always easy after all the hula-baloo of Christmas!

Well today at Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia we begin our first challenge of the new year...it's a SUPER easy one...everyone's favourite "Anything Goes"!!  We are so excited to welcome Wild Orchid Crafts as our sponsor!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I decided to make a side twist easel card...
using one of my favourite Go Kreate dies...
DP is Maja Design from I Wish...
and flowers of course are all from Wild Orchid Crafts...
this little darling is "Ice Skate Tilda" from the Aspen Holiday 2016 collection...
coloured with my copics...
dusted with Chunky White Frantage...
surrounded by snowflake circle die by Joy Craft...
 "Happy Birthday" is Hero Arts...
stamped on Maja Design DP...
cut out with Magnolia tag doo-hickey...
 the inside...
"it's time to Celebrate" is also Hero Arts...
lace is also from Wild Orchid Crafts...
snowflake made using one of my favourite Crealies flowers dies...
 the back with tag tucked into a pocket...
 "have a fabulous birthday" is also Hero Arts...

And that is my first birthday card of 2017...this one going to my newest DIL as she has a winter BD!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Magnolia-licious Challenge #1-"Anything Goes"
Magnolia Forever Challenge #49-"Celebrate"
Paradise of Magnolia-Challenge #51 "Anything Goes"
Crafting With Friends-Challenge #34 "Anything Goes"
Creative Fingers-Challenge #122 "Anything Goes"
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog-Challenge #93 "Anything Goes"
Noor Design Challenge Blog-January 2017 Challenge #26-"Anything Goes"
613 Avenue Create-Challenge #193 "Anything Goes w/Optional Twist-Totally Technical
World Wide Design Team Open Challenge-December 15th 2016 Challenge #17 "Anything Goes"

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!



Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Midweek Magnolias Challenge #155-"New Crafty Stash" & Blog Hop Candy Winner!!

Well here we are in the middle of the first week of January!

With the New Year we usually celebrate all things new and that's exactly what we're going to do at Midweek Magnolias for the next two weeks!!  We want to see you use your "new crafty stash"!!  Our sponsor is as always the wonderful Magnolia Sweden!

The winner of my "candy" from the blog hop will be named at the end of this post!!!


Now I have been trying to clean out my very large existing stash BUT who can resist a little shopping for ourselves tucked in with all the goodies that we choose for our friends and loved ones at Christmas!!  I didn't receive my newest Maggies until about a week and a half before Christmas and only had time to work with one or two images SO I'm considering that part of my newest stash...then at the end of last week I received two of my on line orders filled with lots of yummy embellishments!!!  Merry (late) Christmas to me and a Happy New Year...lol!!!  And then my copics have been acting up...becoming gummy so I had to rush out and search stores that stock them and hope that I could get the ones that I wanted in time to colour this up!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I finished the card that I didn't get done that was to go with my blog hop project...stuffed/filled/loaded envelope...
DP is Maja Design from the Vintage Frost Basics and Home for the Holidays 6x6 paper pads...
card base was cut using Go Kreate #360020...
 I just love this sweet Tilda..."Tilda with Little Rudolph" from the Aspen Holiday 2016 collection...
coloured with my (new) copics...
dusted with Chunky White Frantage...
framed with cheesecloth (new)...which I had a hard time finding...all my usual haunts were out of it...
then I framed this with a strand of my (new) pink pearls...
 these sweet reindeer are also from the Aspen Holiday 2016 collection...
I added tiny rhinestones for their eyes...
added a cheesecloth bow topped with rhinestone circle...
 larger oval matt is framed with ruffled ribbon...which came just in time amongst one of my new orders...
 inside...

And that is my card!  Now I hope that you will check out the gorgeous makes that my talented teamies have to show you over at Midweek Magnolias then come on and join us in our first challenge of the New Year!!!

All materials are listed linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
All About Magnolia-Challenge #19 "Anything Goes"
Magnolia-licious-"Anything Goes"
Paradise of Magnolia-Challenge #51 "Anything Goes"
Craft Heaven Shop-International Blog-Challenge #16 "Winter Blues"
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog-Challenge #93 "Anything Goes"
Noor Design Challenge Blog-January 2017 Challenge #26-"Anything Goes"
Sweet Stampin' Christmas-December Challenge-"Inspired by a Song"-mine is Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
World Wide Design Team Open Challenge-15th December Challenge #17 "Anything Goes"

And now for the Random winner (chosen from comments from followers & Google + followers) of my Blog Hop Candy:
#1-Emma
#2-Julie P
#3-Celine
#4-Jane
#5-Margie
#6-Sol
#7-Karin
#8-Suzi
#9-Donna
#10-Laura
#11-Letty
#12-Annie
#13-Karen
#14-Kirsty-Anne
#15-Patsy
#16-Jirawadee
#17-Sharon

And the winner is:


#6...That's you Sol!! 

Please e-mail me at brovoldbeth@gmail.com...please provide me with your full name and address and I will get your package out to you!!

Thank you to everyone for your wonderful comments!

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!









Sunday, January 1, 2017

I'm a Guest Designer at My Besties International Challenge Blog!!

Happy New Year dear blogging friends!!

I hope that everyone enjoyed their holidays and were able to spend some time with family and loved ones!

For my Midweek Magnolias BLOG HOP post please go HERE...you still have some time for your chance at prizes from our Midweek Magnolias main blog and on some of the DT's blogs including mine!!

I was SO EXCITED to be asked to be a Guest Designer at My Besties International Challenge Blog...it's been fun working again with these sweet and gorgeous images...it's been a while since I had a play with them!!

My Besties International Challenge Blog is celebrating their fourth birthday!!  The theme is always "Anything Goes" BUT I think you can gues what their optional theme is...lol...YES...it's "Birthday"!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I made a cup cake in honour of MBICB's birthday...
and a basket for it to fit in...
DP is "Craft n Craftin'"
and then a tag featuring this darling Bestie...
 this is "Sweet Cakes"...
coloured with my copics...
framed with white ruffle ribbon and a strand of different sized pearls...
added a brown shabby seam binding/pink chiffon ribbon then decorated with flowers...
I added a tag cut from the DP paper that I used and pink chiffon ribbon. to the top...
 closer...
 top view...

the cupcake...

the basket...

Wow that was fun!!  Thank you Heather and The Besties DT for having me...I really enjoyed working with this sweet image!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge-January 1st 2017 Challenge #10 "Anything Goes"
613 Avenue Create-Challenge #193 "Anything Goes w/Optional Twist Totally Technical"-I LOVE making 3D projects

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!





Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Midweek Magnolias Challenge #154 "Anything Goes AND a BLOG HOP!!!"

Good Wednesday morning dear blogging friends!!

Well we're getting down to the wire here with Christmas being only a few days away now...SO...we at Midweek Magnolias would LOVE for you to join us in our "Blog Hop"!!! 

Our theme is SUPER easy..."Anything Goes" AND you have chances to win not just on our main blog BUT along the way you may find some of my team mates offering up some "candy" of their own!!

Okay so here's how it works...for your chance to win our Magnolia Sweden prize you need to enter out challenge...for a chance to win the fabulous prize from 7 Kids College Fund you need to comment on all of our team projects...AND...check out each of my teamies' blogs for a chance to win their "candy"!

I have four Magnolia stamps and a package of assorted Mini- Magnolia stamps to offer to one winner...you MUST be a follower and leave a comment in order to qualify for my "candy"...also along with the stamps I will add a bag of assorted embellishments including some charms, ribbon, lace etc.!!!

Okay let's get going now!  I can't wait to see what my teamies have to show us...none of us have seen the other's work...we've just had sneak peaks SO we will be in on the FUN along with you!!

Here is the order of our hop...















Beth (that's me)









If you've come here from my wonderful team mate Celine's blog then you're on the right track!!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I have been seeing these "loaded envelopes" and thought that I'd give one a go...
I made a three pocket envelope...
DP is from Maja Design "Home for the Holidays" and "Vintage Frost Basics"
I've added lots of ruffled ribbon, lace/rhinestones, cheesecloth and chiffon ribbon...
this is the envelope "loaded"...
 empty...
 some of the tags...
 I used the "Christmas Tree" and "Santa's Reindeer" die cuts from the Aspen Holidays 2016 collection...
 I used a Tim Holtz tag die for the tags...
 the snowflake die is Joy Craft 6002/2019...
 more tags...
 the top of the envelope...
bow is cheesecloth, pearl strand and pink chiffon ribbon...
I added a snowflake diamante charm and somewhere there are two small pine cone charms...
the snowflake is Crealies CL CF 18...
 love this gorgeous reindeer die cut...
 and last is "Me and My Snowman" from the Aspen Holiday 2016 collection...
coloured with my copics...
dusted with Chunky White Frantage and finished with a frame of white ruffled ribbon and lace/rhinestones...

And that is my first filled/stuffed/loaded envelope!!  It sure was FUN to make but there certainly was a lot of cutting and other work to this!!! 

All materials are listed/linked above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Live and Love Crafts Challenge Blog-Challenge #54 "Smorgasbord"-Sub challenge-Louise's Bingo Board-I have everything but the Doily and Flowers
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog-Challenge #92 "Anything Goes"
Magnolia-licious-"Anything Goes"
Noor Design Challenge Blog-December Challenge "Sparkle"
World Wide Design Team Open Challenge-15th December Challenge #17
613 Avenue Create-Challenge #192 "Anything Goes w/Optional Twist "Holiday Happiness"

Now it's time for you to hop on over to Nikki's blog to check out what is in store for you there!!

Now just to re-cap...we have many prizes along the way...our Magnolia Sweden which you are eligible for when you enter your project and...

 with this wonderful prize...

which you become eligible for when you comment on ALL the blogs!! 

And some prizes along the way for followers who comment on our blogs!!!

In closing I would just like to wish everyone a most wonderful Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year!!!!













Friday, December 16, 2016

Fussy and Fancy Challenge #179-"Angels/Fairies or Winter"

Good Friday morning dear blogging friends!

Well we're almost at the BIG day!!  And are we prepared??!!  It certainly looks a lot like Christmas here with all the snow that came our way Sunday and Monday! 

Today at Fussy and Fancy we begin the last challenge of 2016...this challenge will run for four weeks bringing us into the New Year!!  Our hostess is our talented Jules who has chosen "Angels/Fairies or Winter" as her theme!  We have Lawn Fawn as our wonderful sponsor!

I've been trying to use up stash in my quest to tone down my craft room...it is currently taking up about 1,000 square feet of the finished part of our basement...I've been asked to bring it down to about half that...YIKES!!!  Not sure how I'm going to achieve this??!!

Anyway the point is that I've been wading through stuff I didn't even know that I had!!

Here is what I came up with...
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I found these DARLING decoupage images...I've NEVER done decoupage so thought "YUP...let's do this!"
these darling little Angels fit right into Jules theme...
 this one I made into a little sitting Angel by taking a half circle...forming it into a cone... covering it with lace...then topping with this darling decoupage image...
 I added sparkly ribbon to the back with a tag punched from Maja Design DP and "Merry Christmas" ribbon...
the stamp is Whimsy...
 I cut two tags using a Tim Holtz die and Maja Design DP...
added a scalloped oval matt cut with a Spellbinders die and Maja DP...
added one of my favs...cheesecloth and then the image...
finished with sparkly ribbon and "Merry Christmas" bow and tag...
oh and lovely lace bottom of course...
 the other image...

And those are my "Angel" gift tags!!  Now it's time for you to pay my talented team mates a visit at Fussy and Fancy...then come on and join us...we always LOVE to see what you have to inspire us with!!

All materials are listed/linked above.

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!