Challenges, Friendship cards, Love messages ~ cards

Sweet Cupcake.

I think, with this card, I decided to distance myself from my comfort zone of  “PINK” and venture into very unknown territories namely loud dashing colors !! I have made a deliberate effort at using this loud pattern paper here becoz the sketch is one where one can really show off the pattern. Like I always say, clean and simple is what I enjoy the most. Ofcourse the experience was a real fun one.

Right from the time I was in school and when most of us gals used to exchange cards or tiny gifts, (sometimes even fancy erasers 🙂 I’ve  really never believed in waiting for one particular day to express my love and affection for my husband, best friend, sister or neighbour etc. We can leave a small mark of love with so many gestures, each day of the year. Hence I do not make specific Valentines card but affection, intimate and love cards, with short and crisp messages. Afterall who has the time to read paragraphs and essays !! (including my own husband 😦   )  Two lines to say exactly what I am feeling and when I am feeling it.

 The cupcake is stamped while the sentiment is digi stamp embellished with two brads and completed with a ribbon. Voila !!

Before you move on to viewing the card, I’d like to thank all of you’ll who visit me and leave so much love behind in form of your lovely heartfelt comments. Thank you so much for all the encouragement.

And here’s the card :

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The sketch comes from :

  • Allsorts – It’s all about the sentiment
  • Crafty Calendar (M, 1E) – Love
  • Crafty Emma – Cute & Cuddly
  • ECP Challenges 2W – Love
  • Little Claire’s (M) Anything Goes
  • One Stop Craft – Love is in the air
  • Stamp, Scrap & Doodle (2W) – Love is in the air
  • Totally Gorjuss – Love
  • Wee memories – Life/Living, Funny or Love themes
  • Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days Challenge – (2W, 2E, SIO) – romance
  • Card Makin’ Mamas – (2W, 2E) – valentine
  • Crafty Ann’s – (2W, SIO) – love is all around
  • Crafty Catz – (1E) – Valentine’s/Love
  • Polkadoodle – (C10) – that’s amore
  • Sew Many Cards – (SIO) – Valentine
  • Simply Create – (2W) – bold & bright
  • Stamp Something – something for your Valentine
  • Stampin For The Weekend – (2W, 1E) – Valentine’s Day
  • Stampin With The Dragon – (2W) – anything goes
  • Totally Papercrafts – clean & simple
  • C.R.A.F.T. – Valentine’s
  • Crafty Purple Frog – (2W, SIO) – Valentine’s Day/romance
  • Crafty Sentiments – (1E, SIO) – Valentine’s/Love
  • Create with Connie & Mary – (2E) – COLOUR (red, pink, blue, green – see below)
  • Do You Stack Up? – (3E, SIO) – ribbon
  • Paper Crafting Journey – (2W, 1E) – love is in the air
  • Paper Romance – (SIO) – clean & simple Valentine card
  • Pixie Dust Studio – (SIO) – be my Valentine
  • Rainbow Lady’s – it’s all about love
  • Creative Card Crew – for a loved one
  • Scrapbook Sisters – my Valentine
  • The Paper Variety – (1E) – cupcakes
  • Tiffany Doodles – (2W) – Valentine’s
  • A Spoonful Of Sugar – (1E) – show some love
  • Bearly Mine – (2W, 1E, SIR) – for men & boys
  • Digital Tuesday – (must use digi) – from the heart/Valentines
  • Everybody-Art-Challenge – Valentine
  • Karen’s Doodles Netherlands – (1E, SIO) – Valentine
  • Tiddly Inks – (SIR) – love is in the air
  • Top Tip Tuesday – (3E) – frame it
  • Sukkersott
  • Challenges, Friendship cards, Love messages ~ cards

    Red & Pink Love !

    This card was inspired mainly from the sketches. It has many to all the elements I use in card making except the button ! Stripes and Polka dots. Large flower, 2 small fabric flowers and three gems flowers. Can you find wheres another hidden pink flower ?  Hope its not too obvious 🙂 The heart is a darling pink fabric heart. A tag claiming the all-too-often heard “Love You”  This suits the valentines theme becoz of the obvious reds & pinks, the heart  and the sentiment ofcourse. However I feel, it can be gifted to anyone we have feelings for not necessarily only the girl/guy love thingy 🙂 Oh and both the stamps are digi stamps.

    So lets see it :

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    Okay so lets see where does this card qualify.

    Sketches :

      

    Monday Lunchtime sketch.

    Totally Gorjuss

    Card Positioning systems

    Unscripted Sketches

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  • Sukkersott
  • Wild Orchid Challenge
  • Top Tip Tuesday: Anything Girlie
  • Catch the bug
  • http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/new-challenge-for-catch-bug.html
  • Bunny Zoe’s Crafts (2nd MON) – Love is in the air
  • Craft Your Passion – Anything Goes
  • Crafty Cardmakers – Hearts
  • Crazy Challenge (2E) – Lots of Love
  • Cupcake Craft – Seeing red
  • Incy Wincy Designs – Love
  • Happily Scrappin – Picture inspiration
  • Kaboodle Doodles (1E) – Ribbon
  • Ooh La La Creations (2W) – For someone special
  • Paper Playtime – Use Cupid or hearts
  • Pink Elephant (2W) – be my valentine
  • Scrap it with a Song – My life would suck without you
  • Stamp with Fun – Love
  • Stamping Scrapping Central (2W) – Valentines
  • Stamps R Us (2W, 2E) – Love/Valentines
  • Woodware USA (1E) – Ribbon and/or bows
  • Aly’s Sunday Challenge (2W) – Bling Bling
  • Crafty Hos’ – Love
  • Crafty Pad (SIO) – Love is in the air
  • Creative Cowgirls (2W, 2E) – Love is in the air
  • Creative Inspirations Paint (1E) – Hearts
  • Gingerloft (2W) – The colour Red
  • I Did It Creations – Love is in the air
  • One Stitch At A Time – Use a Digi
  • 2 Sisters – The World is your oyster -optional Valentines
  • Allsorts – Love Love Love
  • Catch The Bug (3E, SIO) – Anything Goes
  • Crafty Calendar (M, 1E) – Love
  • Crafty Emma – Red & Romance
  • Crazy 4 Challenges (JFF) – Valentines
  • ECP Challenges 2W – Love
  •  Little Claire’s  (M) Anything Goes 
  • Really Reasonable Ribbon – (2W) RIBBON and Pink, Red & White
  • Stamp, Scrap & Doodle (2W) – Spots and Stripes
  • Digi’s With Attitude! – pink/white or red/white
  • Do it With Digis – (2W, 2E, SIO)- romance
  • Fabulous Friday – pink, red, white only
  • Mami Doodles – (2W, SIO, JFF) – magic of love
  • Off the Wall Craftiness – (3E, SIO) – pink, white, red
  • Polkadoodle – (C10) – with hearts
  • Raise The Bar – hearts
  • Sew Many Cards – (SIO) – anything goes
  • Simply Create – (2W) – give your heart away
  • Stamp Something – use a digi
  • Stampin For The Weekend – (2W, 1E) – Valentine’s Day
  • Tellen’s Place – (1E, SIO) – hearts
  • The Stamping Bazaar – (SIR) – anything goes
  • Totally Papercrafts – friendship
  • Crafty Purple Frog – (2W, SIO) – Valentine’s Day/romance
  • Digi Doodle Shop’s Best – (SIO) – Valentine’s
  • Do You Stack Up? – (3E, SIO) – red hot
  • Guylou’s Inimitability – (2W, SIO) – red
  • Digi Doodle Shop’s Best – (SIO) – Valentine’s
  • Sassy Studio Designs – (SIO) – love is in the air (use hearts)
  • Paper Play – Stamp It Out
  • Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes + Flowers
  • Craft us Crazy – Anything Goes
  • Stamping with the Dragon – Anything Goes
  • Sisterhood of Crafters – In love with valentines
  • Challenges, Easel Card, Friendship cards, Love messages ~ cards, Shaped Cards

    Sweetie & Style.

    Hi there peeps ! How have you’ll been ?

    So anyways, I am back from my temporary hibernation. And what a lovely weekend so far ! So constructive and creative. Last night, I felt like a factory !! I churned out a good “FIVE” cards. Nearly four out of them are basically female themed. Lots of pinks, reds and blues … plenty of glitter and glamour too.

    The first card in this glamour series is “Your a real sweetie” Ideal for girls or guys to pop this over  to one of their friends !! I feel I have given this card a very flirty feel, with the image, sentiment and the loud dash of colors !

    Again, this is my second attempt at the easel card. And I think, I am getting the hang of it. I tried a few variations like using the border punch and letting the two large flowers on either side of the sentiment act as a back up to the actual “stopper”.

    One thing I learnt from this card is if you use thick embossed paper for any of the nesties, then you can actually get a embossed inner circle/oval shape in addition to the oval cut as well. Notice the gorgeous red oval embossed paper in close up, that texture is just awesome. Both pattern papers used in this card are handmade papers.

    Lots of glamour, glitter and color here. Hope you like it.

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    This card enters several challenges.

         

  • Sukkersott
  • Wild Orchid Challenge
  • catch the bug challenge
  • Top Tip Tuesday: Anything Girlie
  • little Claires ~ Anything goes
  • Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge – (3E) – photo inspiration (see above)
  • Alphabet Challenge – (1E, JFF) – “O” is for orange
  • Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days Challenge – (2W, 2E, SIO) – romance
  • Card Makin’ Mamas – (2W, 2E) – valentine
  • Crafty Ann’s – (2W, SIO) – love is all around
  • Crafty Catz – (1E) – Valentine’s/Love
  • Paper Cutz – ladybugs, bees or butterflies
  • Mami Doodles – (2W, SIO, JFF) – flower card
  • Off the Wall Craftiness – (3E, SIO) – picture inspiration (see below)
  • Stamp Something – something for your Valentine
  • Stampin For The Weekend – (2W, 1E) – Valentine’s Day
  • Stampin With The Dragon – (2W) – anything goes
  • Winter Wonderland – (1E/craft type) – to the one I love
  • AiFactory – (1E, SIO) – Valentine’s Day/Love
  • C.R.A.F.T. – Valentine’s
  • Crafty Purple Frog – (2W, SIO) – Valentine’s Day/romance
  • Crafty Sentiments – (1E, SIO) – Valentine’s/Love
  • Delightful Challenges – (SIO) – get punchy/use punches or die cuts
  • Do You Stack Up? – (3E, SIO) – ribbon
  • Dutch Dare Card Challenge – (2E) – love is in the air / red, white, pink
  • Paper Romance – (SIO) – clean & simple Valentine card
  • Pixie Dust Studio – (SIO) – be my Valentine
  • Rainbow Lady’s – it’s all about love
  • Sassy Studio Designs – (SIO) – pink, red, white
  • Some Odd Girl – (2W, SIO) – scallops galore
  • Stamp-N-Doodle – (SIO) – red and/or pink, white plus 1 other colour
  • Creative Card Crew – for a loved one
  • Fab ‘n’ Funky – tempting texture/use texture
  • Paper Pretties – inspired by Valentine’s Day colours but doesn’t have to be V-Day card
  • Scrapbook Sisters – my Valentine
  • Tiffany Doodles – (2W) – Valentine’s
  • Claudia & Co – (1E) – COLOUR (pink, blue, brown)
  • Tiddly Inks – (SIR) – love is in the air
  • Digital Tuesday – (must use digi) – from the heart/Valentines
  • Everybody-Art-Challenge – Valentine
  • Bunny Zoe’s Crafts (2nd MON) – Love is in the air
  • Craft Your Passion – Anything Goes
  • Crazy Challenge (2E) – Lots of Love
  • Critter Sketch – Critters
  • Cupcake Craft – Seeing red
  • Incy Wincy Designs – Love
  • Kaboodle Doodles (1E) – Ribbon
  • Ooh La La Creations (2W) – For someone special
  • Pink Elephant (2W) – be my valentine
  • Simon Says Stamp and Show… – Some Embossing
  • Stamp with Fun – Love
  • Stamping Scrapping Central (2W) – Valentines
  • Stamps R Us (2W, 2E) – Love/Valentines
  • Crafty Hos’ – Love
  • Crafty Pad (SIO) – Love is in the air
  • Creative Cowgirls (2W, 2E) – Love is in the air
  • Really Reasonable Ribbon – (2W) RIBBON and Pink, Red & White
  • Paper Play – Stamp It Out
  • Paper Playtime– Anything Goes
  • Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes + Flowers
  • Craft us Crazy – Anything Goes
  • Stamping with the Dragon – Anything Goes
  • Anything Goes Challenge – Butterflies
  • Digi Stamps4Joy – Flowers
  • Sweet Stampin’ Challenge – Spring Flowers
  • Sisterhood of Crafters – In love with valentines
  • A Spoonful Of Sugar –  show some love
  • Now that I am done with linking these super fantastic challenges.  I guess I realize this list has really gone a whole lot looooong !! I think, I was lucky enough to make a card with a romantic feel to it  and coincidently, alot of challenges are asking for valentines or love based cards !! Wooopie  for me 🙂

    Friendship cards, Love messages ~ cards

    Hold that Key. . . .

    Holly Molly !! Did I enjoy this card or what !!!! I completly felt ‘ myself ‘  with this card.  Made it I would want it for me !   I wanted something colorful, something flowery, and something which showed the dozens of fabric hearts that sleep in my craft studio 🙂

    This is a typically girlie girlie card. Lots of pink strips and polka dot pinks against a blue card base.  Now that the desk is feeling alittle organized, I can easily fetch the punches, scallops, and corner punches so I have been using them in almost all the cards. This ribbon is one of my favorites.  All the pink fabric hearts are different designs but the flower buttons are all similar. They rest on a square velet dark pink handmade paper which is square punched. The sentiment is a digital stamp which has a metallic key hanging underneath.

    I just so love this card.  It is ideal for framing as well as I will show in another post.

    The gorgeous sketch comes from :Inkspirations sketch
      
     Taddddaaaa…………..  and here’s the card :
    http://www.doodlebuddies.wordpress.com

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    Here’s the list of the other challenges, this card enters :
  • Bunny Zoe’s Crafts (2nd MON) – Love is in the air
  • CD Sunday (JFF) -Love is in the air
  • Cheerful Stamp Pad – Be my valentine
  • Corrosive Challenges  (2E) – Button it up
  • Creative Cowgirls (2W, 2E) – Love is in the air
  • Creative Inspirations Paint (1E) – Love
  • Craft Your Days Away (2W) – Love
  • Crafty Emma – Bold & Bright
  • Crafty Catz – (1E) – flowers
  • Crafty Purple Frog – (2W, SIO) – distressing
  • Charisma Cardz – (3E) – Valentine/love
  • Creative Belli (2nd week) – anything beginning with “P”
  • Do You Stack Up? – (3E, SIO) – patterned paper
  • Delightful Challenges – (SIO) – include a heart on your project
  • Delicious Doodles – spots or stripes
  • Dutch Dare Card Challenge – (2E) – 3 patterned papers, 3 flowers, 3 sparkly things, 1 ribbon
  • Fairy Fun Fridays  (2W, SIO) – for a sweetheart
  • Fab ‘n’ Funky – use a digi
  • Fairy Knoll – (2E) – flowers
  • Mami Doodles – (2W, SIO) – magic of love
  • Simply Create – (2W) – give your heart away
  • Meljens Designs – (SIO) – create something with hearts
  • Marks Finest Papers – Valentine Card
  • Rubber Cafe – (SIO) – sparkle & glitter
  • Sisterhood of Crafters(2 weeks) – anything goes
  • Stampavie and More – love
  •  Totally Gorjuss – As you like it
  • Stamp, Scrap & Doodle (2W) – get punchy
  • Sassy Studio Designs – (SIO) – 3 embellishments, 2 patterned papers, 1 ribbon
  • Some Odd Girl – (2W, SIO) – scallops galore
  • Stampin’ B’s – song as your inspiration: A woman’s heart: Chris de burgh. (u guessed it ~ Major fan of CDB 🙂
  • The Outlawz – Prisma & Other Mediums – (no Copics) – love
  • Paper Sundaes (3E) – Valentines
  • Penny’s Paper-Crafty (2nd week) – anything goes
  • Lexis Creations – Valentine
  • Aud Sentiments – Love theme
  • Stamping Vacation – Occasions Oasis (Valentines)
  • Really Reasonable Ribbon – pink, red and white.
  • Creatalicious -Love and Ribbon
  • PIO – Punch it!
  • Karber Weekly – something old
  • A Spoonfull of Sugar – Photo inspiration.
  • Whoopsie Daisy – anyshape but square
  • city crafter ~ all you need is love
  • PaperPlay – Layer it Up
  • scrap creations ~ friendship
  • Tuesday Taggers ~ feel the lurve
  • KB Cute monday – Use Hearts
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    I’ll wait to know how you felt about this card. 🙂

    Friendship cards, Inspirational card

    Swirls & a good friend.

    Hello Ladies, Hope you had a pleasent weekend. Me ? Yeah, it was pleasently creative. My mojo continues in full swing, gladly 🙂

    Amazingly again, last night was fruitful enough to keep me churning out another 6 cards, that is, till the wee hours of the morning ! Yes, Feel like I am on top of the world. Its been that good. This weekend, I had this urge not only to create cards for the challenges but also to experiment with different designs and textures. You’ll see the results in the following posts.

    This first card is really special to me. I think I would rate it a good 7/10 !! And that itself speaks volumes coz I really am, very critical about all my own projects. Nothing is really ever good enough for me, including my own handwritting. Thank God laptops and keyboards  🙂

    Like I always say, the simplistic designs are always the most attractive ones. This card is ideal for both genders although It does sport a large flower. Amazingly this card carries 4 differnt handmade papers. I have tried to take close up pics of the flower to get you to see the textures.  Remember, I told you about how I managed to open that new stack of handmade paper bought atleast a year or so before ?? Well, all this is spilling out from there.

    The ivory paper is embossed with swirls, the Flower itself has two different, thick paper diecut with a button in the center, a tag with a friendly message and two butterflies. How simple can it get ?? This simple 🙂  The card, itself, is in very pale ivory, white, and green tones, except for a little dash of red.

    This is a general card which you could present for valentines or an all-year-round-card for any friend/collegue/classmate/neighbour.

    http://www.doodlebuddies.wordpress.com

     

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    The sketch for this card comes from :

     Waltzingmouse Sketch.                      Get Sketchy 72 

     

    Other challenges this card qualifies for are :

  • Totally Gorjuss – As you like it
  • MyTimeToCraftChallenge  Emboss
  • Crazy4Challenges Shabby Chic element
  • SSDS Challenge  Punch
  • Crafty Catz – (1E) – flowers
  • Fairy Knoll – (2E) – flowers
  • Digi Doodle Shop’s Best –  swirls
  • Crafty Sentiments – (1E) – your favourite things”( tags, layering, embossing and using buttons/brads : they are all my favorites)
  • Colour Create – (2W, 1E) – COLOUR: lemon, green, white. Optional: charms
  • Do You Stack Up? – (3E) – patterned paper
  • Paper Play – (2E) – layer it up (the flower is 3 layered)
  • Sassy Studio Designs – (SIO) – 3 embellishments, 2 patterned papers, 1 ribbon
  • Southern Girls – ( 1E) – dry embossing
  • Penny’s Paper-Crafty (2nd week) – anything goes
  • Cooking It Up With Katie – use a sketch from another current challenge, add texture, use a punch
  • Sisterhood of Crafters (2 weeks) – anything goes
  • Anything Goes (2 weeks) – Butterflies
  • Everybody-Art-Challenge – “my favourite thing”( tags, layering, embossing and using buttons/brads : they are all my favorites)
  • My Time To Craft – embossing
  • Top Tip Tuesday – fabulous flowers
  • One Stitch At A Time – Pic color or Lucky
  • Paper Minutes – Flowers
  • Paper Variety – friendship
  • Wild Orchid – Let’s Get Sentimental
  • Craft Your Passion – 2 designer papers
  • Crafty Card Makers – Flowers
  • Stamptacular Sunday (must stamp) – Whateva’!
  • Crafty Emma – Bold & Bright 
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    Well, thats it. See you in a bit with the next project/card.

    Challenges, Friendship cards, Inspirational card, Love messages ~ cards, Mother, Teacher Cards

    Truly Amazing !

    Somewhere last year, the owl’s were leading a riot. Everyone “WAS” crazy about them ! Me ? I still am crazy about them ! They are just so adorable. Perched up on a branch looking down sheepishly at the rest of us, having thoughts and opinions about the whole world ! No wonder so many disney productions portray them as the “Wisdom birds”.

    There is another sketch challenge at  krista-kris-challenges: with a similar sketch as my previous sketch from :  Priscilla styles.

    Since I loved this entire triangular division look, so much, I decided to make another one in similar design with different images and embellishments.

    The pattern papers are new from my “guilt trip” shopping spree. The flowers are also from a new buy. The tiny green flower is diecut with a button over it. There are four glittering brads to go with it.

    Imagine, what mom doesnt have her heart all melted up when she receives a card like this ??

    Truly amazing !! I like it 🙂

    www.doodlebuddies.wordpress.com

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    This card enters the following sketches :

    http://krista-kris-challenges.blogspot.com/2011/01/sketch-challenge-62.html

    Belli Challenge    P for pink.
    Crafty Creations  birds, polka dots green
    http://cookingitupwithkatie.blogspot.com/    cute,green,brads
    Color Throwdown  green, beige pink
    http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/    animal magic
    http://forfunchallenges.blogspot.com/         glitter needed
    Fresh Brewed           love or valentines theme
    My Grafico                   anything goes
    Penny’s Challenges             anything goes
    http://stampinroyalty.blogspot.com/  with wings
    Southern Girls                     totally loved up
    The Pixie Cottage               sketch or who do you love ?
    http://thelollipopladies.blogspot.com/            inspiration from candy pic !
    Truly Scrumptious     brow, pink, green
    AiFactory                         anything goes
    Cute Card Thursday           1,2,3   (1 button, 2 patterned paper, 3 styrofoam flower centers !)
    Aud Sentiments Challenges    sentiment with love theme
    http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/                 anything goes
    Glitterbabes             anything with sparkle and pink.
    Pixie Dust                   buttons
    Simon Says Stamp          bingo post  (Button, flower, glitter)
    AiFactory                         anything goes
    If the shoe fits…             friendship
    Aud Sentiments Challenges    sentiment with love theme
    Paper Cutz                  anything goes
    Stamp Something                     Cute something
    Basic Grey     flower power
    High Hopes challenge        anything goes
    BBTB2                     bird or armadillo
    EAD Color             green, pink, brown
    http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/01/challenge-124-spots-and-dots.html spots / dots
    Inspirational card, Something inbetween

    Make Your Happiness !

    This next card is something I made purely from experimentation.  Have had this stamp for so long. The image is so versatile. You can use it for male oriented cards, for the elderly , for formal cards like in the office, sympathy cards. It is only limited by our own imagination.

    This card is inspired by the challenge over at Little Red Wagon  : to made a single layer card. Instead of using water paints or acrylics which I would generally, I opted for sponging pigments. I wanted to keep it as simple and clean so I have not overwhelmed the image or the background.

     A very inspirational sentiment. ” Make your own happiness ” which again can be interpreted into several thoughts.

    I came up with a couple :

    Today is precious, Make your own happiness today.

    Dont wait for anyone to make it happen, make your own happiness.

    Find happiness everywhere in everything …

    and ofcourse I’m sure there are many more….. If you do come up with any, please enlighten me too.

    www.doodlebuddies.wordpress.com

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    This card enters just a couple of challenges listed below :

    http://www.stampinmoments.com/  stamping emboss resist
    http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/  clear as mud
    All Sorts       Boy/male card
    Paper Cutz                  anything goes
    AiFactory                         anything goes
    Little Red Wagon      one layer wonder
    My Grafico                anything goes
    Penny’s Challenges  anything goes.
     Design Dollies   handdrawn: doodle, drawing, or faux something