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Monday, January 31, 2022

Happy Birthday to Y*u Card

  It's the last day of January. Glad to see January come to an end. Looking foward to Spring. I'm tired of the cold weather. 

 It's my grand daughter's birthday. Wasn't for sure what type of birthday card to make her this year. Wanted something cute and simple. I was on Pinterest one night and came across a cute free digital image of a kitty. 

My grand daughter loves her cats, especially her little kitten Samson. So I decided that I would use it for her card this year.


  I uploaded the image into Design Space and added the Happy Birthday to You. Colored the kitty yellow like Samson using alcohol markers.

 I'm sure she will laugh when she notices the word Y*U. It sure got me tickled. 

I sponged the grass and sky with S.U. Certainly Celery and Bashful Blue. The cloud is from a border die from the Dollar Tree. 

Cardstock used - Blue base- Core-dinations called Scuba Diver. Also used white and black. You can find the cute kitty image at iheartcraftythings


A couple of weeks ago my grand daughter and I decided to make some chocolate peanut butter balls. We had a good time making them. When mixing it up we couldn't figure out why the mixture was so dry. We had forgot to add the butter. So funny!  They turned out pretty good and I thought that I would share the recipe with you all.


Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls


-Ingredients needed-

1 cup Peanut butter

4 tbs softened butter

1-1/3 cup powdered sugar

tsp vanilla

1 tbs coconut oil

1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips


In large bowl first add powdered sugar, then add peanut butter, softened butter and vanilla

Mix and place in refrigerator for at least an hour. 

Scoop mixture and form little balls and place on wax paper.

Put chocolate chips in microwave safe bowl and add coconut oil.

Microwave 30 seconds at a time until melted. Dip peanut butter ball into chocolate using a fork or toothpick. Place back on wax paper until chocolate is set and enjoy. 



Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed seeing my card and hope you can make it back again. Have yourself a wonderful day!


  Challenges Entered-

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends -#174 Always Anything Goes

Try It On Tuesday - Add A Quote

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 3 Anything Goes Colouring Challenge

Patties Creations - #190 Anything Goes

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - #580 Anything Goes- optional twist flowers

As You Like It Challenge - Favorite coloring Medium and Why- My favorite medium is Alcohol Markers. Took me for what seems like forever to finally purchase them and then felt intimidated to use them. I'm still not that great at using them.  But it's my favorite thing to use. 


Saturday, January 15, 2022

Winter bird card

  Hello crafter's, Any of you sick of cold weather yet? I can't stand being cold. I think they are calling for snow for Sunday. Hopefully we won't get much. They are also saying it will be really cold for the rest of the month. That it won't be getting above the 20s.

I do have an extra little heater that I keep in my craftroom. So I keep toasty warm in there. 

I was needing a card and decided that I would use a bird stamp from Polkadoodles.

I had bought this stamp a couple of years ago and had never used it. So I knew that it was time to give it a try.

I had been a little nervous to try and color it because I really have no idea how to color feathers on a bird. But it turned out ok I guess.

Used alcohol markers to color it and used a sponge to color in a little blue sky using Bashful Blue from S.U. Also sponged a little bit of Summer Sun in the corner for a little sunshine.  Used a white gel pen to color the snow on the trees.

The sentiment is from a stamp from Stampabilities. 

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a great day!  Stay safe and stay crafty my friends.


Challenges entered-

Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes- Weeks #525-526

Polkadoodles - Week 2 Anything Goes

Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 1 Anything Goes

The Paper Shelter - #494 Colour It

We Love Stamping -January Anything stamped with option of wings

Tic Tac Toe Challenge - #144 Sentiment- CAS - Animal

Friday, January 7, 2022

Happy 'Bird' day Chickie Card

  Hello, Happy New Year to you all, This is my first post for the new year. My first card share is one that I have created for my niece Amy for her birthday. This Image from Bugaboo Stamps is sooo cute, Just makes me smile. Used alcohol markers to color it. Unfortunately the ink on the balloons ran out of the lines a little.  Ugh! 


This is a digital image,Thought a stitched rectangle die would look cute. I also used a dot embossing folder and added a yellow ribbon.

Put the sentiment on the inside. 

The sentiment is also from Bugaboo. I'm not for sure, but I think that you can no longer purchase from Bugaboo. Really sad because they had so many great images. 

That's it for me today.  Really appreciate you all stopping by and the comments that you leave.

 Hope we all have a wonderful, healthy, happy new year with lots of crafting. God bless!

 Challenges entered-

Double D Challenges- Party Balloons

Cut It Up Challenges -#242 Birthday

Creative Knockouts -#434 Celebrations

Jans Digi Stamps - January - Always Anything Goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #173 Always Anything Goes