Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Challenge #141 'FANCY FOLDS' with CGCC and team Crafty Belles

Hello, hello, hello!!!   So glad to have you come and visit my blog in the blog-a-sphere.  This weeks challenge is FANCY FOLDS.  So what in the heck does that mean?  Well as an example, an easel card would be considered a fancy fold.  But first, let me tell you about our absolutely fabulous sponsor(s) for this weeks challenge.

The Paper Nest Dolls

$20 Dollar Gift Certificate

Lia Stampz

2 images the DT has used

Sparkle n Sprinkle

$15 gift certificate

Wow, 3 incredible sponsors.  Please go and give them some love.  Without sponsors  there would not be a Crafty Gals Corner Challenges.  We LOVE our sponsors!!!

I wanted to do a center step card for my fancy fold.  So off to Splitcoast Stampers.  This is a wonderful resource for anything related to card making.  Go check them out.  So this week I have an image called Stella Dear Santa by Sparkle N Sprinkle.   I like traditional Christmas cards but they are NOT my style.  I like a Christmas card that will make you laugh!  So here is my creation...

This is the front on view.

Here is the side view to show you the fancy folds.

That's it for this week.  Now the Crafty Belles Team is off next week so we will see you again on October 4, 2017.  October 5 is my DD birthday and I usually make something for her.  So expect a couple of posts over at Have Colors, Be Happy!  This is my other blog.  Please come on over and see what the heck I am up to now!

Bright Blessings and Happy Fall

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Challenge #139 Favorite Colors with the Crafty Belles

Welcome to my blog.  So happy your found your way here.  This weeks challenge is Favorite Colors.  But I have a problem, I really don't have a favorite color.  I LOVE all colors and the brighter the better.  So for this weeks challenge I have used bright and shiny colors in my creations.  But first lets see who our fabulous sponsor(s) are.


I am a very big fan of Beccys Place.  Her images are beautiful and some very humorous.  Stop on over and share some love.

Now for my creation, I have used a Beccys Place image called Disco Fever.  This is such a fun image and is useful for many occasions.  But I used the image for a set of birthday cards.  So here it is...

4 birthday cards

better look

two more


Even the back is decorated!

This is what I have been up to lately.  I do really like the way the set turned out.  You can never have enough birthday cards.  Now Scrappy Gals has next weeks challenge and then my team the Crafty Belles will be back.  So for now, Bright Blessings and have your best week ever!  Jana

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Challenge #137 Punches and/or Dies by the Crafty Belles

Hello everyone!  First I want to say that I was in the zone of totality for the full solar eclipse.  What an amazing event.  I watched it all standing outside of my house with a welding helmet on.  When the sun hit totality, I was crying like a baby.  I will never forget that moment.

So for this week we have a great and fun challenge.  You have to use Punches and/or dies.  Would you believe that until just recently I didn't have a manual die cutting machine.  Well, Tuesday Morning got some more of my money.  They had a Grand Calibre on sale and I snatched one up.  I have been collecting dies ever since.  First though, lets see who our sponsor(s) is for this weeks fun challenge...

Prize:  3 Digital Images

Now on to my creation.  My image is Calavera Rose.  She is absolutely gorgeous!  So many possibilities with this image.  I used a set of dies from Spellbinders called Splendid Circles.

Yes another Tuesday Morning find!

Here are the dies in a close-up shot.

So here is what I came up with.  The card turned out so pretty I may not put any captions on it.  It is a 4.25 by 5.50 card with the fold on top.  Here is my creation...

The front of my card.  I Love the pink paper.

The inside of the card.

Here is a close-up of Calavera Rose.

I had so much fun this week.  Now the Crafty Belles will be back in two weeks with another fun and fabulous challenge.  See you soon.  Bright blessings, Jana