April 15, 2018

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Mid-April Post

Ine and her dogs:
Last September (2017) our lovely dog Amigo died.  He was almost 14 years old and a very good and kind dog. We miss him every day.
This is one of the last photos with my friend J.
As of October 2017, we have a new little puppy in our home and hearts. Her name is Sky.
 Sky is 5 months old now and is a really naughty girl sometimes.

We hope she will be with us for a very long time. We enjoy having her around.

Bye, Ine (and a paw from Sky)


April 1, 2018

Challenge #13 Sponsored by Linda Simpson Designs

Welcome to our 13th Challenge here at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.  Woohoo!  We've been around for an entire year now and plan to keep going strong!  Please don't forget to check our rules. Thanks!

       OK, let's get right to what you all want to know - our winner of the prize offered by 
Limited Runs for our March, 2018 challenge is:

with this fab card

Congratulations!  Please email us at 2craftycrittercrazies(at)gmail(dot)com so that we can arrange to get your prize to you.


We've also chosen these as our
DT Favorites:

CarolG  #73 KT FitKitty

I liked the detailed spontaneous and arty look of all the materials, and that fabulous kitty!

NanaConnie - #145 Sue Kment

Aside from loving the purple, I adore the hedgie in the image
and the simple design which lets the image do all the talking.  :-D

Nancy's delightful bunny is surrounded by hand-made flowers, beautiful bows, sweet layers and shapes, and colored oh-so-delicately! You made my heart happy, Nancy!


I love the little mice and the coloring with matching papers.



Loved everything about this card!
Lovely background die, and stitched, blue clouds
Darling elephants, beautifully colored, cut, and popped for dimension and movement.

Cheryl - #59 Amelia B
 
I love the colour tones, the simple, playful bunnies, and the femininity and dimension on this card. 


Teresa - #38 Carol Gill

This whimsical design is like something straight out of Lewis Caroll’s Alice in Wonderland.


Lori - #48 Julie T

I love this card for two reasons, first is because it reminds me of my daughter and her parakeet Lucky.   She used to take him out in the yard and talk to him. The other reason is I love the added flowers and ladybugs; I adore ladybugs so this card spoke to my heart and soul!! Love it!


Favorites Ladies, please take this badge and add it to your blog.  

    
Now, the April Challenge!

 We're sponsored this month by Linda Simpson Designs and here's a little bit about them.

My name is Linda Simpson and I am based in the UK. I have been crafting for over 20 years and been on the design team of many UK and US companies in the past.
In 2017 I decided to design my own bespoke designer papers and ephemera and was overwhelmed with the response at these papers.  They have proved really popular.  I then decided to branch out into designing my own stencils. 
When I was approached by Nana Connie, who is a very good friend, to sponsor this challenge blog I, of course, had to say yes!
I wish you all good luck in the challenge and am delighted with the projects that the design team have created using my papers and ephemera.

Here is the link to the website.  http://www.lindasimpsondesigns.com

Linda also did a project as a Guest Designer 
using "So Cute Ephemera"
and we're excited to share it with you.




     Here's a little more inspiration from our team to encourage you.  





Donna using "Les Beaux Oiseaux Bird Ephemera" Birds on Branch


NanaConnie using "So Heavenly"




Encaustic (wax) Paintings with Collage



     
You have until 8 p.m. (Pacific time) on April 25 to enter your project.

        If you have any problems with the Inlinkz, please leave us a comment or send an email and let us know.




March 15, 2018

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Mid-March Post

For this month's challenge, click HERE.

Karen Seifert and Fluff
 About 10 years ago, this long-hair white cat started showing up on our back patio. We gave him food and water, and he would allow me to cut the tangles out of his matted fur. We found out who he belonged to, so I went to visit.
I told the lady we loved him and would like to adopt. She asked if I had children. I said no. She said she had opened a daycare in her home several months ago, and he didn't like kids. So that's why he was hangin' with us.
We got him caught up on his vaccinations, and I named him Fluff (my husband wanted to call him Harry)

Two years ago he was diagnosed with diabetes. He was losing weight, drinking a lot of water, and had an insatiable appetite. Every morning, and every evening I give him 4 units of insulin. He just lies there and lets me stick him, but then he trots to the kitchen for his reward of Fancy Feast.

He is doing exceptionally well, and we are grateful for great veterinary care.

Fluff also enjoys Craft Time!

March 1, 2018

Challenge #12 Sponsored by Limited Runs

Welcome to our 12th Challenge here at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.  Please do not forget to check our rules. Thanks!


       OK, let's get right to what you all want to know - our winner of the prize offered by SHEEPSKI DESIGNS for our February, 2018 challenge is:



with this fab project.

Congratulations!  Please email us at 2craftycrittercrazies(at)gmail(dot)com so that we can arrange to get your prize to you.
  
We've made some changes starting this month and 
from now on our challenges will close on the 25th of the month.
We'll be choosing DT Favorite projects (!!)
from the monthly entries each month
and closing earlier will give the DT time to make 
their selections.

We were crunched for time this month but still managed to choose these 
DT Favorites:

Lori - 15 Aussie Annie
I love all the hearts used on this card,
the paper, the dies,.  It just screams love!!



CarolG - 86. ~Create.365 ~ Kathy K
I like the simple design, colour, contrast, and
the movement created with the shape of the 3 panels and
the super stencilled background
(not to mention those cheeky frogs)!

NanaConnie - #137 Dreja
I love that this is such a CAS design but looks much more
 complicated with the brush stroke background
and everything stamped on top of it.



Donna - #136 Nick
The smarmy expression and body language
in Nick's frog made me laugh!
Fabulous monochromatic design with so
many textures in those froggy papers.



Ine - # 126 Anet
I love the elephant and the hearts
and other things on the card to make it complete.
Great job!



Karen - #168 Larissa
The mice are adorable, and beautifully colored;
bright and cheery card



Cheryl - #151 Christi C.
 I love the simplicity of this one and the inky background.


Favorites Ladies, please take this badge and add it to your blog.  


Now, the March Challenge!

     We're sponsored this month by Limited Runs.  They have some of the cutest digital stamps anywhere.  :-D



Limited Runs Digital Stamps


     Here's a little inspiration from our team to encourage you.

First, our Guest Designer, Hazel of Hazel's Happy House, using "Puppy Love"

  
We thought you might like to see
 the inspiration for her card.  
This is Lily.  Isn't she precious?


CarolG using "dragon1 " 



     
You have until 8 p.m. (Pacific time) on March 25 to enter your project.

     If you have any problems with the Inlinkz, please leave us a comment or send an email and let us know.



February 15, 2018

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Mid-February Post

If you're looking for our challenge, click HERE.

Be sure to see the freebie digi in this post.

Hello Friends,

This month I would like to introduce you to our family dog, Samson. We got Samson when he was just seven weeks old. Last month (January 6) he turned two, but he is still quite the puppy inside that big, clumsy body.
Samson went to puppy classes when he was still quite young and that helped us to deal with our energetic, super playful puppy.
And then he grew and grew and grew.

 Here is Samson's puppy graduation picture and a digi I did of him, which you can have.



These are two of my favorite photos of Samson. The last one shows off his goofy, but lovable personality.

I would love to hear about your pets in the comments, especially your dogs. Thanks for stopping by for the mid-month post at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.

Hugs & smiles,
Teresa