12 Crafty Challenges part 2

Whew!  What a busy November and now December!  Here is the next five challenges in the 12 craft challenges hosted by the group Scrapbook Friends & More Crafts found on facebook.

Challenge 6:  Realistic painting of an animal.  I chose to do a White Raven.Image

 

Challenge 7:  Glass painting in a holiday theme.  I chose to paint a frosted jar which I will use as a candle holder.

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Challenge 8: Organic Wreath:  I used a woven reed base with ornamental grasses that were fluffy and looked like a foxes tail then added feathers from various birds like Raven, Swan, Duck, turkey vulture, pheasant and blue jay.

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Challenge 9 Cardmaking  Make 3 fancy cards.  I had to be holiday themed, 1 a thinking of you card and the other one was birthday themed. 

For the holiday themed card I constructed a Tri-fold shutter card.

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For the Birthday Card I did a pop out card

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For the Thinking of You card I did an Accordion Fold Tag Card which I had the tag looking like a suitcase.

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I am so proud of myself for making it this far! We only have 3 more challenges and from nearly a 180 crafters only 35 are left!  I must say that I will definitely have to participate in another 12 challenges if they ever have another one as it really pushed me to think outside my box!  I so far have only spent five dollars in total over these challenges so far.  Most everything has been from my stash!  Just goes to show how much I love arts and crafts! 

As usual thank for looking and any comments and suggestions are welcome!

 

Kathleen ❤

Open the Happy! Part 1

After a truly rough week all the way around I was soo delighted last week to receive my box from FreeSpirit Cigar Box Swappers! It literally brought tears to my eyes and joy to my heart!

Elizabeth Collazo was my happy mail angel! Now everytime I am feeling down and sad and even a smidgeon of negativity I replay the videos below to remind myself of how lucky and grateful I am. So without further adieu let’s open the happy!!