Friday, December 14, 2012

House Mouse Again....

Thought I would take the time and make another House Mouse card. Once I start working with these sweet images there's no stopping, they're that adorable. My camera takes the most horrible pictures ever since my son dropped it. Its about time to get a new one already and hopefully I'll be able to afford one soon. 
So, this here is my first time using twine. I love how it adds that extra special look. The embossing folder that I used is called the Elegance M-Bossabilities Folder and it comes from Spellbinders, I only have 4 embossing folders and this one is my absolute favorite. I inked it up to give it a distressed look but unfortunately it didn't turn out to well. The Cuttlebug Spot is having a "Create a Banner" challenge and I thought it would look really cute if I added a little stocking banner to my card. I cut them out of Metallic paper that I bought from the Dollarama a few years back and added a bit of cotton to make them look like real stockings. I think they look really cute. The ribbon comes from the Crop Stop Store.

I would like to enter my card into the current challenges:

  1. House Mouse Challenge HMFMC134 - Let It Snow 
  2. The Cuttlebug Spot - Create A Banner
  3. Simon Says Stamp - Whats your Favorite? (Embossing Folder)
  4. Anything Goes Challenges - Traditional Colors
  5. Bearly Mine Challenges - Anything Goes
  6. C.R.A.F.T. Challenges - Winter
  7. Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
  8. Christmas At Sweet Stampin - Anything Goes
  9. Crafty Sentiments - Snowflakes
  10. Dutch Dare Challenges - Snowflakes

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Let It Snow...

Hi all, its been a while. I sat down yesterday and tried to come up with a design for a card. I have to say that I'm a little disappointing at how it turned out. When it comes to cards I'm more for the elegant cards rather then the clean and simple. I think the ribbon with the flower looks nice though. House Mouse Challenge Blog is having a Let it Snow challenge so that it why I chose to use a House mouse image for this card. I like their challenges and the little mouse stamps are so adorable. The ribbon comes from the Crop Stop Store and the sentiment comes from Marion82 over at When The Scrap Hits The Fun! The flower comes from Jennifer over at JLJ Designs Crafting Blog . I won a huge blog candy from her a few years back and I've been saving the flowers up till now, I'm sure you all know how it is with having one of those items/embellishments that you just can't allow yourself to use. I added some rhinestones on the house mouse image as berries on the bush and also on the sentiment as the berries on the ivy........does that even make sense? That is a definite tongue twister. Well enough with my jibber jabber, here is my card. 

  I would like to enter the card into the current challenges:
  1. House Mouse Challenge Blog HMFMC134 - Let It Snow
  2. Simon Says Stamp Challenges - What's Your Favorite? (RIBBON)
  3. Pin & Tack Handcrafted Delights - Anything Goes
  4. Christmas At Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
  5. 3 Girl Jam Challenge #8 - Christmas Inspiration
  6. Bearly Mine Challenges - Anything Goes
  7. Diva's By Design - Use Some Red
  8. Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
  9. Totally Gorjuss - Oh No Snow
  10. Stamp And Create Blog - Sparkly Christmas or Winter
  11. Top Tip Tuesday - Christmas

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

My first Christmas Card of the Year

Well I'm kinda off to an early start with Christmas cards. Usually I only make a few to send out but other then that I make a Christmas photo of the kids and send that out instead. Its much cheaper and plus all the relatives get to see an update. I've been busy making shirts for my son and boy oh boy am I enjoying it. The material is so adorable and they look so cute on him.  Its nice to have a break though cause when something goes wrong it can get frustrating.
So anyway the card that I made is my most frequent used style and the one I'm known most for. The background paper comes from online somewhere. I like printing background papers instead of using designer papers. The ribbon comes from the walmart, the punch I used is a Fiskars Sunburst Border Punch and the rhinestones come from one of the local Dollarama's. The plain green sheet is actually a metallic sheet that also comes from the Dollarama.  However, they haven't been carrying it for 2 years now and they haven't gotten it back since. I'm so glad I stacked up on the stuff. So anyways, here is my card...
I would like to enter this card into the current challenges:
  1. Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
  2. Stampin Sisters In Christ - Make A Christmas Card (Last Challenge)
  3. Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Christmas Is Coming
  4. One Stitch At A Time - Fabric, Ribbon or Lace (Ribbon)
  5. Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
  6. Challenge 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
  7. Crafts And Me Challenges - Ribbon or Trim (Ribbon)
  8. Crafty Sentiment Designs - Red White And Green
  9. Delightful Challenges - Red And Green
  10. Creative Inspirations - Traditional Christmas Colors
  11. The Corrosive Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

Friday, November 23, 2012

What I've been busy Sewing...

I mentioned in a post yesterday that I've been busy sewing. Today I'm here to show you one of those things. My mom asked me to make her a couple pairs of Robeez. They are pretty easy to make providing you have a good machine that can sew leather very well. And the thinner the leather the easier it is too. I've made a few pairs and the one I'm showing you today is the latest pair I made. The picture on top is supposed to be 2 cherries. Robeez make good christmas presents for babies and young toddlers depending on their age.

I would like to enter this project into the current challenges: (if sewn projects are allowed though)
  1. Tuesday Alchemy - Anything But A Card
  2. Paper Pretties Monday Challenge - Anything But A Card
  3. Nutcrackers Challenge #31 - A Christmas Present
  4. Craftin Desert Divas - Anything Goes
  5. Pin And Tack - Anything Goes

Thursday, November 22, 2012

3rd Post Today

When I sat down to make a card yesterday, I ended up making 2. The second one is a birthday card for a boy. I'm not very good at making Masculine cards cause they are always too plain for my liking. Simon Says Stamp has a new challenge themed Dawny's Sketch. I absolutely love it and just had to try it out. The image is from a stamp set that I won in a blog candy, not sure what its called though. The circle sentiment is from Kates-Krafty-Korner. She has a wonderful selection of Free Sentiment so head on over there and check them out and don't forget to leave her some love.  There are 2 ribbons one on top of the other. The top one is another one of those beautiful sheer ribbons from the Crop Stop Store. The silvery-blue paper on the bottom was in a paper pack that I won in a blog candy a little over a year ago and yesterday I decide that I had to open it come what may. It adds a beautiful look to this card.

I would like to enter this card into the current challenges:
  1. Simon Says Stamp - Dawny's Sketch
  2. Stampin Sisters In Christ - Card For A Child
  3.  Oldie But A Goodie Challenges - Anything But Christmas
  4. Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Stitching
  5. Top Tip Tuesday Challenges - Kids/Teens
  6.  Dream Valley Challenges  - Anything Goes
  7. Eureka Stamps - For The Kids
  8. Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Hip To Be Square
  9.  Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
  10. Send A Smile For Kids - Anything Goes 4 Kids
  11. Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - Birthday and Three - 3 bear stickers and 3 rhinestones
  12. One Stitch At A Time Challenges - Use A Digi (Sentiment)
  13. Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
  14. Paper Play Time - Anything Goes
  15. Crafty Ribbons Challenge - 2 Ribbons (both are blue and on top of one another)  
  16. Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Textiles (Ribbon)


Hi there fellow bloggers. Its been a while since I posted my last card so I decided to sit down today and make a few. I've been busy sewing the past couple of weeks so I haven't had much time on my hands to do anything else. I found a couple challenges across blog land that I just had to take time and enter. One of them was definitely new to me. Feather's. I've honestly never put any feathers on any LO's or Cards so I decided I had to try it. I love how it turned out.  I bought the sheer ribbon online from the Crop Stop store a little over 1/2 a year ago. Up till now I was thinking that I had to keep it cause its so beautiful but now I decided that it would look so beautiful on cards, so glad I used it. I thought their ribbons had wonderful prices and I look forward to buying from them in the future. The punch is one of my favorites in my stash and its a Limited Edition Fiskars Border Punch. The embossing folder I used is called the Elegance M-Bossabilities Folder and the stamp along the bottom of the page is from a set that Kim over at "Its All About Crafting" sent me after I was one of the lucky winners of her wonderful blog candy, "Thanks Kim". The sentiment is a freebie from over that the Word Art Challenge Blog.
Here is my card...

I would  like to enter this card into the current challenges:
  1. Word Art Wednesdays - Anything Goes
  2. The Cuttlebug Spot - Feathers
  3. One Stitch At A Time - Use A Digi (Sentiment)
  4. Crafts and Me Challenges - Circles (Pearls and Rhinestones)
  5. ABC Challenges - B is for Butterfly
  6. Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
  7. Oldie But A Goodie Challenges - Anything But Christmas
  8. Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
  9. Paper Play Time - Anything Goes
  10. Dream Valley Challenges  - Anything Goes

And before I go I have to let you guys know about a wonderful giveaway that is happening now in blog land. Damaris is having a wonderful "25 Day's Of Christmas" giveaway over at her blog. The giveaway ends Dec 14 so you might want to hurry on over there and check it out. Click on either the blog name above or the picture below to take you there. Best of luck to everyone.

I Got Happy Mail

I won a couple of candy a while back and boy was I excited when they showed up in our mail. First, I was the winner of Camilla's October Blog candy on Nov 1 and I love the wonderful assortment of goodies she sent me. Thanks Camilla.

The second candy that arrived in the mail for me was from the wonderful Jacque over at Jacque's Joie de Vivre. She sent the most beautiful selection of Flowers and sheer ribbon. I've seen quite a few flower types since I started making cards using the Magnolia stamps but none have been as beautiful as these. Love them Jacque. Thank so much. 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

The day that some of you have been waiting for is here. The winner has been chosen and but this time I did it a little differently. Candy over at Candy's Craft Corner chooses her winners by video and I thought it would be a wonderful thing to try. I'm sorry about the poor quality but my camera is old and so far I haven't been able to afford a new one and plus its always hard to get a good picture if your videoing a computer screen.So anyway enough with my chatter, lets get on with it. 

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Please email me with your info at realcanadiangurl(at)gmail(dot)com and I'll get your package in the mail for you asap. 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Candy Anyone???


I recently moved into a trailer and I went through all my scraproom and collected all the stuff that I have had for sometime and never got to use it. Most of it is from blog candy that I won in the past and I thought what a better way to pass it on then to offer it as a blog candy. Here is a picture of the stuff. I'll be adding some stamped images as well that I forgot to add to the lot. 
 I've stuffed it all into this huge envelope ready to ship out once the winner will be picked in about 2 months.

This candy is open to Canadian and US residents only, I'm sorry but due to the shipping costs I can't ship internationally. Here are the rules to entering the candy. 
1. You don't have to be a follower... only follow me if you like my creations
2. Please add a pic to your sidebar OR add it to a post on your blog to get the word out. Much appreciated.
3. Please leave a comment in case the Blue Froggy disappears. This is my first time using it so I'm not sure if it will work. 
4. No candy only blogs and you much have a blog to enter. 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Blog Candy Ends Soon....

Only 3 more days left to enter my candy. Click the link HERE to take you there. Ends Oct 31

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Busy Making Cards

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I used another one of Pamela's Sketches to make yet another card. 
 It took me a while to decide what I would do and I like how it turned out. I used my Spellbinders M-Bossabilities folder - Elegance to emboss the circles that I punched out with a Fiskars Medium Round N' Round Squeeze Punch. The Thank you stamp is from the Fiskars set called Grateful Simple Stick. I just love that set. Here is my card
I would like to enter this card into the current challenges:
  1. Pamela's World Of Scrap  - WCMD Sketch Challenge #2
  2. Crafts And Me Challenges - Anything Goes
  3. Challenge 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
  4. Diva's By Design - Anything Goes
  5. Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
  6. Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes with a Sentiment
  7. Come And Get It Challenges - Pick 3 (Gems, Circles, Black)
  8. Pixie Dust Studio Challenges - Anything Goes
  9. UnstampaBelles Challenge - Recycle (Scraps of paper used to punch the circles)
  10. Simon Says Stamp Challenges - Punches (Fiskars Round N' Round Squeeze Punch)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

I'm On A Roll Lately...

Its so much fun to put up posts but I have to admit... it is time consuming. That's probably the main reason why I don't do it every day. Having 2 kids and finding the time during the day to do it is pretty hard. 
Anyway, so I sat down yesterday and made another card to enter into some wonderful challenges I found. Pamela over at Pamela's World of Scrap made 5 sketches that we could choose from to make a card and enter it into her great challenge. I love all of her sketches but the one I chose definitely stood out from all the rest. Here it is.
The Cuttlebug Spot is having a "What's On Your Desk Tuesday" Challenge. So I collected a bunch of supplies that were lying around on my desk and I made a card out of them.
I also found a great challenge over at J&C Creations. They are having a friendship challenge and I couldn't resist when I saw it. I decided that I had to make a card for a friend that is getting married and I don't want us to grow apart but remain close friends. I know that we might not see each other as much as we used too but that shouldn't come between us. Here is the card I made

I'm entering this card into the current challenges
  1. Pamela's World of Scrap - WCMD Sketch Challenge - Sketch #5
  2. J&C Creations - Celebrate Friendship
  3. Divas By Design Challenge 56 - Anything Goes
  4. Joyful Stamper - Inspire Me Fridays Anything Goes
  5. The Cuttlebug Spot - What's On Your Desk Tuesday
  6. Challenge 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
  7. Crafts And Me Challenges - Anything Goes
  8. Craft Your Passion Challenges - Hip To Be Square

Craftin Desert Diva's 500 Follower Giveaway

Hey there everyone have you seen the latest wonderful giveaway over at Craftin Desert Diva's. They are trying to reach 500 Followers and when they do a random chosen follower will be getting a $100 Joann's Gift Card. How fabulous is that!!! Head on over there now. You don't want to miss out on this one.
Craftin Desert Divas

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Happy World Card Making Day

I'm know I'm a little late with this but Happy World Card Making Day to all of my wonderful followers. I've spent the day making cards on and off and I have to say that I am having a blast. 

Out of all the cards I made I like this one the best so that is why I'm posting it. I think it turned out rather great and all the extra bling adds a special touch. I won the Mulberry roses and the Decorative Pin in a blog candy a while back, Love them both. I attached the Thank You sentiment with some Zots, Clear Adhesive dots that you can find at Joan's Gardens. I plan to enter this card into a challenge over at Joan's Gardens and I would so love it if my followers went over there and voted for me. Voting starts in about 7 hours from now. Thanks Guys. Here is my card

I would like to enter this card into the current challenges:
  1. Joan's Gardens - World Card Making Day Challenge 
  2. Simon Says Stamp Challengs  - World Card Making Day Challenge
  3. KinderStamp - World Card Making Day
  4. Divas By Design - Use Some Textures (Embossing, Ribbon, Bling, Flowers)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Time to Celebrate A Wedding

One of my best friends is getting married in just about 1 and a half weeks and I decided that I had to make her a special wedding card. And of course what a better way to do it then by using one of the sweet Magnolia stamp. I love those stamps and so does my friend. Since its not a strong suet of mine to make an all white card I decided to use one other color with it and I chose Red. I love how the card turned out and I sure hope she did too. I wish the two of them a very happy and wonderful marriage together. 
Here is my card...
I would like to enter the card into the current challenges:
  1. Word Art Wednesday - LOVE
  2. DL.ART Thankful Thursday Linky Party - Anything Goes
  3. The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog - Use A Digi (Sentiment)
  4. BasicGrey Challenges - Ribbon and Lace
  5. Totally Tilda Challenges - Bingo (Gems, Punches, Flowers)
  6. Simon Says Stamp - Glimmer And Sparkle 
  7. Cute Card Thursday - Lotsa Ribbon
  8. Charisma Cardz - BaBa Bling
  9. Paper Pretties PWC226 - Flowers
  10. Paper MakeUp Stamps - Sketch (Digi - Sentiment)
  11. Whimsy Inspires - Anything Goes
  12. Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - No Pattern Papers
  13. Paper Play Challenges - Shine On
  14. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges - Punches
  15. Joyful Stamper - Anything Goes
  16. Divas By Design - Use Textures (Ribbon, Lace, Flowers, Embossing, Gems)\
  17. A and T Emerald Faeries Challenges - Flowers 

And now before I go I want to share with you that Donna over at Bearly Mine Crafts is having the most wonderful giveaway I've ever seen. Head on over there and check it out on how you can enter. The giveaway ends Nov 30. Here is a pic of what she is offering and plus she has candy for her UK only followers too. You don't want to miss out.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Emboidery Work

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Embroidering. Another one of my hobbies. It takes a huge amount of time to make a baby quilt but I love it. This here is one I made with a German verse on it. It takes about 24 hours to embroider a pattern depending on what size it is. Nana over at My Crafting Channel is having a Fabric Challenge and I'm going to enter this quilt. The theme is Red white and one other color. Well that other color appears to be Green. Here is my quilt. Thanks for all your lovely comments. I really appreciate every single one of them.
I want to enter this quilt into the current challenges:
  1. My Crafting Channel - Red and White
  2. Inspire Me Friday's #77 - Anything Goes
  3. DL.ART - 1000 Post Linky Party

Before I go I have a quick giveaway to tell you all about. Scrap Friends is having a wonderful giveaway. There will be 3 lucky winners. Head on over there now and check it out. Ends October 3, so hurry on over there now. Here is a picture of one of the prize...

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Another Card...

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Got another card for you guys. I should defiantly post like this more often. Posting a card takes quite some time but I like it. This one is another card I made for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Put a stamp on it. 
Both the sentiment and the flower stamp I used on this card are Stampin' Up stamps. I like how it turned out. Clean and simple. 
I'm entering this card into the current challenges:
  1. Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Put a stamp on it
  2. Ladybug Crafts Challenge 1 - Anything Goes
  3. Everyday Is an Occasion - Linked up on Sundays
  4. Inspire Me Fridays 75 - Anything Goes
  5. Stampin Sisters In Christ - Bright Colors
  6. Stamp And Create - Anything Goes

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Slowly getting back on track...

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I'm back........ I haven't had much time to craft lately since I moved a little over a week and a half ago and I'm still trying to get my sewing room/craft room organized. It'll get there eventually but it could take some time cause I'm organizing drawers, shelves and everything else that needs to be.
The main reason for this post is I just found out that its Blog Hop time over at "Simon Says Stamp Blog" and boy are they ever celebrating with HUGE prizes. All the DT members have wonderful projects to share and trust me, this one is one you won't want to miss. 
Diana over at DL.Art is having a linky party. Head on over and check it out as well. Such a great place to meet new crafters. 
Here is a card...
 I would like to enter this card into the current:
  1. Simon Says Stamp Blog Hop Challenge - Put A Stamp On It
  2. DL.ART - Anything Goes Linky Party
  3. No Matter Which Challenges - Punches (Fiskars Sunburst)
  4. Ladybug Crafts #1- Anything Goes
  5. My Mum's Craft Shop Challenges - Anything Goes
  6. Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
  7. Papelitos Stamps - Anything Goes
  8. Tuesday Alchemy - Anything Goes

Monday, August 27, 2012

Children's Holiday Challenge

Simon Says Stamp Challenges is having this wonderful challenge for kids. My cousin, Tamara, was so excited that she said I just had to enter this beautiful card that she made. Her imagination runs wild once we let her go in the craft room. She is 13 years old. Here is her beautiful card. 
Entering this card in the current challenge:
  1. Simon Says Stamp Challenges - Anything Goes
  2. Send A Smile For Kids - Anything Goes for Kids

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Finally Found Some Time To Craft....

Boy has it been a busy past couple of weeks. From garden work to taking care of the kids, cooking and cleaning and plus with the thought of moving on my mind its hard to get in some crafting. Well today I finally found the time. I've made a couple of cards in the past where I used pastel colors and I just love the turnout every time. Cropstop's current challenge is all about kites this week and I just had to enter. As soon as I saw the word kites I thought of a cool idea and I thought I would give it a go and see if it would work out and I'm quite happy to say that it did.  I added bling and ribbon to add some nice touches. All in all it isn't the best card I have ever made but its nice anyways. 
DL.Art is having a blog hop to celebrate Diana's birthday so I figured it would be neat to make this a birthday card to enter into that challenge as well. Hope you have a wonderful Birthday Diana. Hugs.
I would like to enter this card into the current challenges:
  1. CropStop Challenges - Kites
  2. Simon Says Stamp Challenges - Bingo (Ribbon/Free/Blooms)
  3.  DL.Art - Birthday Card
  4. Challenge Up Your Life - Anything Goes
  5. Divas By Design - For A Female
  6. Inky Impressions - Ribbon
  7. Wags 'n Whiskers - Birthday
  8. Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
  9. Simply Create too - Anything Goes
  10. 2 Sisters Challenges - Anything Goes
  11. Our Creative Corner - Nature
  12. UnstampeBelles Challenges - Paper Flowers
  13. Tip Top Tuesday Challenges - Focus On The Ribbon

Sunday, July 1, 2012

***Handmade Bags - By Me***

Its sure has been  long time since I've put up a post. I have here something special to show you all today. I know I've never mentioned anything of the sort but I LOVE sewing. I do it for a living and I enjoy every moment of it.
A couple of weeks ago I sat down and tried making a cute little going away bag. I succeeded and I loved the results so much that I made 3 more. They are easy to make and it takes me from 8:30am to about 3:00pm to make one and that also includes taking care of my kids at the same time. I had a friend of mine embroider the horse and horse shoes onto the bag with her Embroidery machine. Boy those machines are awesome, sure wish I could afford one. 
I found this wonderful Fabric Challenge over at My Crafting Channel. I've been looking for a fabric challenge for a long time now with no success and finally I found one. Boy was I happy. I can finally enter my bag into a challenge and that was super news.
Another wonderful challenge that I discovered was one of Diana's challenges over at DL.ART. Her challenge was to post a favorite project from the moth of June. Well this is definitely one of them. Thank Diana for the wonderful challenge
So anyways, enough with my chatter. Here s the bag...

 ***Right Angle***
***Left Angel***
***Top Flap***
***Left Pocket***
 ***Front Pocket***

I would like to enter this bag into the current challenge
  1. My Crafty Challenge - Use Fabric
  2. DL.ART - Favorite piece for the month of June

Monday, May 28, 2012

Lets Play Sports

This is my attempt at making a card using a Magnolia sports image. Magnolia-licious Highlites is having a sports challenge and I though I would give it a try. I won this wonderful Tilda Tennis stamp a couple of weeks ago from Stamp And Create and I finally got the chance to ink it up. I used copics to color the image; although its a little dark I still like how the hair turned out. This is the third image I've ever colored using copics and as you can see I still need a lot of practice on which colors to blend. The ribbon comes from Crafty Ribbons, I won it in their weekly Friday Freebie draw about 2 weeks ago. Their ribbon and buttons are simply lovely and I do suggest that you check them out.  I used the Fiskars Jester border punch to make the sun in the corner, I think it adds a nice touch. Now, on to my card. I'm not one for long posts cause I'm extremely terrible at that.

I would like to enter this card into the current challenges:
  1. Magnolia-licious Highlites - Its All About Sports
  2. Moving Along With The Times - No Birthdays
  3. Delightful Sketches Challenges - 5 or more Flowers
  4. Crop Stop - Doily
  5. DL.ART - Anything Goes
  6. Ooh La La Creations Challenges - Make It Girly
  7. Pile It On Challenges - 2 or More Folds
  8. Stampin' Sisters In Christ - Do something your afraid of (Using real doily's)
  9. Cutie Stampers - Stitching
  10. Penny Challenges - Anything Goes
  11. Aud Sentiments - Any Sentiment
  12. Crafts And Me - Flowers