June 30, 2019

Winners #27 Rick St. Dennis



With One Hundred seventy-three fabulous critter entries, Ms. Randomizer has selected June's winner of the Rick St. Dennis prize:

#96 Carole J:

with this fun creation:


Congratulations!
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DT Favorites:

Lynn - Tammy #129
Not only is this card cute and fun, but it's also so pretty.  I love the nail polish technique used for the background. 

Lori - Andrea Norris #98
I love the unicorn against the rainbow background, the card is completely magical!


CarolG -  #120 Cheryl E
A bold card and such a wonderful idea to have the pull out critters, each with a handwritten message on the bottom, this would be a very special keepsake.  You have to go and look at this one!


Donna - #101 Donna R
Welcome to the Funny Farm!
Fantastic coloring skills and die cuts, and wonderful scene!
I especially like the brightness and humor!




#165 Teresa (My Little Giraffe)
Beautiful coloring, and that sky is amazing! Notice the closeness of the clouds, and yet the intensity of the blue hue! Fabulous!


Patti J. - #29 Lisa J.
Loved the purple, and I'm totally smitten with the darling hippo dancer! The clear card front is such a fun addition to an adorable card!


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Our WORTH A MENTION category shares projects we thought would be of interest to our players:

Honorable Mentions:

Lynn - Pat #63
What a wonderful card for a graduate!  Cute image and colored to perfection.  Fabulous!


Donna - #143 Julie O.
Love the darling image done with soft colors in contrast with the fabulous black and white background!



Donna - #9 Lisa J
Adorable baby boy gift and keepsake used as wall d├ęcor



CarolG - #4 patacake
I loved the little poem which went perfectly with this little bundle of fur (purr purr)

Donna - #123 Kathy A. - The Grinch
Innovative, fun, detailed and had me laughing


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June 1, 2019

Challenge #27 Sponsored by Rick St. Dennis

Welcome to our 27th Challenge here at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.  Please don't forget to check our rules. Thanks!

       Also, remember that we now have all our Winners and DT favorites posted in a separate post and on the Winners tab at the top of the blog.


     Before we get started, we want to bid Cheryl a fond farewell.  She's leaving the Team and we wish her luck in all her new endeavors.  We also want to introduce you to our two latest DT Members.  We're so excited to have them join us!

Hello!  I’m Patti, and I’m so happy to be here!  


I was introduced to paper crafts 18 years ago.  My first teacher is now my best friend!  I dabbled for a while, then became hopelessly addicted after retirement.  I enjoy submitting items for publication, and have been lucky to have many of my creations published.  I’m known in the creative circles as Patti J., and my blog is Cherish Each Precious Day.

My husband is an amazing guy who indulges my creative time and just spoils me rotten!  We live in rural Missouri and have been married for 46 years. When we travel, he always makes time for me to meet my paper crafting friends in other cities – he’s a keeper!  The ‘boss’ of our home is a little (okay, a little chubby) pound puppy named Sophie.

Our two grown children live with their families on the east and west coasts. We are blessed with 4 grandchildren ranging in age from 1-5.  It’s SO much fun being grandparents!  We also have 4 beautiful grand-doggies that can’t wait to see grandma and pawpaw.

At my age, every day is a gift and I try to “Cherish Each Precious Day.”  My creative style changes daily so be prepared for whatever comes along!  I’m excited to be designing for 2 Crafty Critter Crazies and look forward to making some new crafty friends!

I am Geesje but in Blogland I'm known as Engelchen. 


    I live in the Netherlands.  My greatest hobby is making cards.  I started with 3-D cards and later I found the stitching cards.  Also, I love it to colour the digis.  Now I like to make cards with digis, scraps, and die cuts.  I also like to play with the digis with stitching.  My other hobbies are walking, taking nature photos, and reading books.


    I have my own blog and I love that very much.  I am DT in other challenge blogs as well.  You can find my blog here:

     One additional thing, we are partnering with the Double Trouble Challenge between June 3 and June 16.  https://doubletroublechallenge.blogspot.com/2019/06/challenge-30-stencil-technique-with-2.html  If you've done a project for our challenge, you might be able to enter it over in their challenge also!  They have an additional theme of Stencil or Embossing Folder with an option of "Critter" and making the critter a "Farm Animal."   You'll want to check it out so be sure to visit them between the 3rd and the 16th, then come back and enter that project here, too, if you've featured a critter on it.  :-D

"Stencil/Embossing Techniques"


THING 1: Trouble Maker
says, "My mind has gone blank... don't let your background go there!"

When creating your background, use a stencil technique in your project using spritz, paint, sponge, etc. OR, if you don't have a stencil, use an embossing folder. You can make a stencil using a die or cutting machine. In other words, no design paper for your background.

Have you "herd"? These techniques can create a great scene for Thing 3's Optional Twist.


THING 3: Twisted Sister
Have you "herd" the news? Twisted Sister lives on a farm, Eee-I-Eee-I-Oh. And on this farm she has some cows, Eee-I-Eee-I-Oh.

Sing along with Old McDonald (song) and include a farm critter on your project. Even if your farm critter is not in the song, we can always add another verse!

This is an OPTIONAL TWIST but you will be awarded an additional chance in Double Trouble's random prize draw if you include a "farm critter".


THING 2: Double Dare
If you have included a farm critter you can enter your project into 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #26.

The Critter Crazies say, "All you need is a critter. BTW we define critter as anything with 4 legs, or fins, or wings, whether animal, bird, fish, even insects, and it can be mythical, fictional, imaginary, etc., as long as it's not human."


Suzanne Reynolds


Now, our June Challenge!

 We're sponsored this month by Rick St. Dennis


Prize: 1 digital image
Rick St. Dennis, MFA has been an artist, designer, stage designer, and instructor for over 45 years.  His digital stamp images can be found on  Zibbet or Etsy.   On Facebook, there is the Rick St.Dennis Digi Fans and Friends Group, where you can showcase your cards and other projects using RSD images.

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

CarolG using "Hula Mouse"


Ine using "I need a bigger purse"

 Lisa using "2 Bearii Kawaii"



Vicki using  "2 Bearii Kawaii"

     
You have until 8 p.m. (Pacific time) on June 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.
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!