Saturday, October 26, 2013

HIMCR - Use a Critter! #121

Hi, all my crafty friends and family!!!

Here it is the 4th Saturday of the month and do you know what that means?  It means it's time for another Hiding In My Craft Room challenge and since it's the 4th Saturday of the month, it means the challenge it a "Mix It Up" challenge . . . so this time we challenge you to use a Critter!  This can be a stamped image, a digi image, a cut out image, a die cut image . . . even a photo of your favorite "critter".  FUN, don't you think???  

And this month, our most generous leader is giving away the following "Wildlife" Cricut cartridge"

I have to admit, I struggled with this challenge . . . mostly because I don't have many cuddly (in fact, I don't have any) critter images.  So I decided to use a spider for my project . . . actually, I did three (3) projects that I decided I would share all three (3) of them with you this week.  How's that for some inspiration?

My first project is a Halloween tag I did for a "just because" gift for a friend.  I cut the spider at my LSS using their AccuCut machine., did a little distressing, added some Snug Hug ribbon & cheesecloth, and some Dew Drops in orange and here's what I came up with:

Since my daughter is going to a Halloween party this weekend, I decided to get a headstart and do a Halloween layout.  So for my 2nd project, I once again used a spider (cut on my Cameo) along with some flowers cut on my Big Shot, added some ribbon and cheesecloth, and a little black drawing ing and here's what I came up with:

 Here's a closeup of the flower cluster with the spider:

And for my 3rd project, I thought I would share a pin I made for a pin swap I was in...I actually did 3 different pins because we had to send in sets of three (3) for each person and I was in both groups, so I had to do 14 sets.  Long story short, because of problems with my local PO, I ended up having to redo this pin three (3) times . . . that makes for a LOT of pins.  But I am really happy with the way they turned out.  And for those who wonder how to adhere or fasten your beads to you pin, I used E6000 adhesive . . . it is the BEST for this type of project.  Here's how it turned out:

 Here's a closeup of one of my pins in a project I did a couple of weeks ago.  
Click HERE if you would like to see the whole project.

Thanks so much for stopping by today . . . I hope to see you and your "Critter" projects up on HIMCR this week!!!

Oh, one more thing, if you are interested in winning a $20 gift certificate to VLVS (Viva Las Vegas Stamps) from ME, click HERE for more info (will be at the end of my October "VLVS Guest Designer-Halloween Tag" post).

Till the next time I'm up in the night.  Kathy

**Challenge(s) entered:
**NOTE:  As with most challenges, you need to have a separate post for each project (or one blog post=one entry) . . . .  So instead of creating several different posts, I am entering this post just ONCE per each challenge and putting which project I would like considered.

Always Something Creative - Halloween or Autumn (with most challenges, you need to have a separate blog post for each project entered.  So instead of creating several blog posts, I am choosing to enter just ONE project for this challenge -- the Happy Halloween tag with the spider -- Though I may change my mind after I ponder that a bit more. lol :))
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges - Bugs or Little Critters (I use tags as cards so I'm entering my Happy Halloween tag)
Crafty Boots - Halloween (tag)
Crafty 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - Happy Halloween (entering the tag)
Heck of a Challenge - Autumn Colors (tag or layout, doesn't matter)
Feeling Crafty Challenge - Autumn or Autumn Colors (entering LAYOUT)
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes (tag or layout, doesn't matter)
Sweet Stamps - Tags
Use it Tuesday - Creatures (diecut spider(s) for almost 3 years)
4 Crafty Girlz - Anything goes (am entering just the tag for this challenge)



These are just fabulous projects. I really love your tag! I am a big fan of layers and textures and yours is just great!
Thanks for joining us at Use It Tuesday this week.
Tammy DT


I love also this entry! Thanks for being such inspired by Use it tuesday !!!


I love your projects. I love the stick pin. Ii'm just learning how to make them so the suggestion on how you put them together was great Thanks for the io.

Barbara Godden

All three are fabulous, the tag is fabulous and so many textures. great stickpin I have some and never uses them, thanks for the ideas.

Judith Culham Elsdon

brilliant project- thank you for entering the Crafty Girls Challenge - good luck x

Dee's Craft Room

Two fab Halloween projects and your pin is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.



So pretty cute! What a lovely tag. Thank you for playing along with us at SweetStamps and we hope to See you again.


A wonderful layout. The Autumn colours, papers and spider are fabulous.

Thank you for joining in with the Feeling Crafty Challenge and good luck x

Monica Edwards

Love your HAlloween tag - great job. Thanks for joining us at Sweetstamps I am sure I will see you next week right?!!


Fabulous projects! the Halloween tag is gorgeous :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

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