Nerd Games - Spring 2022

Thanks! Monkey is helping get the party started :rofl:

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Popping in to wish @storerboughtcreation a happy birthday!
Planning a bit of a crafty weekend, hopefully I will get some stuff done. I’m a bit low on mojo.

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:sparkles: there’s some crafty mojo for you! May you be inspired this weekend!

Thanks for the birthday wishes!

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Came here to say Happy, happy, happy Birthday to our fanastic Captain, too! Hope you have a great day and even better year! Thank you for all you do, Jamie!

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Thank you! I had a fantastic day. My hubby took me to our favorite coffee shop, we discovered a place called Recraft Greenville where I bought all this yarn for $16 (it sells for $2 per pound!), then to see my parents, sister, and nieces for dinner and cake. We just got home. :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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Also your friendly reminder that the April Battle is due tonight by midnight! :smiley:

@roler
Ahhh, such ADORABLE felt works!!! You do so many amazing things, looking forward to a lot of bedazzling crafty bits! :smiley: And that tissue box art is… chef’s kiss

@storerboughtcreation
OMG the GNOME!!! <3 And I remain in complete awe of you ability to turn out crocheted blankets at lightning speed!

@megwell
Oooh, I’d never heard of ATCoins, those are great!

@gozer
LOVING those dice! I’ve always wanted to make some (I think I even have wooden cubes) but never have taken the plunge. That embroidery is gorgeous! And your art is beautiful (as always!).

@lovelymiss
That mushroom dish looks delicious! And banana bread! Now I wanna bake! And the miniatures… swoon I love mini things, and those look great! That junk journal is amazing. I love how other people’s look, but I can never get them to turn out right for me. But I’ll keep trying!

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Prompt: April Battle - King
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Dragon Blood Drop Squeezy
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: Dragon Blood Drop Squeezy! Dragons are certainly the KING of the monsters!
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Prompt: April “Though she be but little, she is fierce”
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Chicken Blood Drop Squeezy
Project Link: Chicken Pattern
Brief Description: Chicken Blood Drop Squeezy! He’s small, but definitely fierce, because birds are DINOSAURS!!!
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Prompt: Free Range 1
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Owl Blood Drop Squeezy
Project Link: Owl Pattern
Brief Description: Owl Blood drop squeezy
Project Photo(s): (see above)

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I did manage to get some crafting time today, along with some quality time with my daughter. Didn’t complete anything today, but made some progress.
Getting in the battle prompt before April disappears, hopefully I will have some non-food entries soon.
Prompt: April Battle - King
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Challah Key
Project Link:
Brief Description:
There is a tradition among certain Jewish communities to bake a Challah shaped like a key on the first Friday after Passover. I learned this from a foodies FB group I belong to, as key shaped breads started popping up there right before the weekend. I did some reading to find out more about it.
Most say the Challah symbolizes the key to prosperity. Some bake an actual key into the Challah.
This reminded me of another tradition, that also involves placing an object inside a baked good - the king cake, in honor of Epiphany.
So, inspired by the many variations the group posted this year and in previous years, we baked one for our Friday dinner. It’s a bit wonky, but tasted really yummy with butter.
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Prompt: April Battle- Fool

Team: Bits and Bobs

Project Name: Easy Discloth (one more time!)

Project Link: (will post soon…)

Brief Description: I worked on this while my students were taking their first round of state testing. I chose “Fool” because the testing seems foolish this year (yes, we know they fell behind because of the pandemic…) and fools in a King’s court often wore multi colored outfits, and this is made with multi colored yarn (aqua, teal, green).

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MAY PROMPTS ARE POSTED!

@tanath Ah, this makes me want to make bread! I’m not very good at it, but it’s fun… And that looks deliciously browned and perfect!

@craftADDchick That reminds me that I started a dishcloth eons ago I really should finish! Love those colors!

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Prompt: May Battle - Forwards
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Easter Match Game
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: My family always does silly games for Easter. I made a match game that featured creepy Easter bunny pictures. Each right match won a $1. It was a hit! It’s two sided. Both sides looked the same with the number flaps, just different matches. I chose Forwards because the numbers went in order.

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Prompt: May - Taco Cat
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Hand pies
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: I made these apple hand pies with ingredients from our CSA. They’re kind of beige colored, and have lots of layers of ingredients!

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Prompt: May - Step Not on Pets
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Minis
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: More minis for my cat house.

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Prompt: May - Never odd or even
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Minis
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: Another set of minis!

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Prompt: May - Borrow or Rob
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Journal cards
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: I tried out some new supplies by making a bunch of cards. I’ll be sharing them and giving some away as part of various junk journal projects. I also used paint brushes - borrowing them from my art supply stash.

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Prompt: May - Stressed Desserts
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Apple Crumble
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: Another tasty treat to use our CSA apples.

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Prompt: April - “All that glitters is not gold.”
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: More journal cards
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: Some more cards - it’s not showing up the greatest in the photos, but there is shiny embossing and shimmer mist on a few of them.

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Those apple hand pies made me start drooling. They look delicious! I love all the minis you’ve been making!

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Prompt: May - Never Odd or Even
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: Mischievous Mandrake 1
Project Link: Mischievous Mandrakes
Brief Description: This has several different elements. The interior frame, machine sewing, hand sewing, and painting.
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Prompt: May - Borrow or Rob
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: Mischievous Mandrake 2
Project Link: Mischievous Mandrakes
Brief Description: I made these Mandrakes for a swap and were given away. Here is the second one hanging out with his brother. More pics of them hanging out by the pond in the link.
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@LovelyMiss Your food project are drool-worthy, as always! I love apples and apple desserts! The minis are great, that cat house is going to be fantastic! And I love the aesthetic of those cards.

@gozer The mandrakes are incredible!

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Prompt: April - Curse Fate
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: Loch Ness wallet
Project Link: Loch Ness Wallet & Bigfoot Fail
Brief Description: This project was frustrating because I messed up on it the first go around. You can see the first attempt at a Bigfoot one in the post.
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Prompt: May - Backwards
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: Loch Ness pot holder
Project Link: Loch Ness Pot Holder
Brief Description: This was also for the Crypto swap and I chose backwards because I think the Loch Ness is a prehistoric creature still alive today!
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Prompt: “And look upon myself and curse my fate” (April)
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: Affirmation ATC 1
Project Link: "You Are Enough" ATCs -- Inspired-along Challenge 2022 Entry
Brief Description: The placement of the affirmation on this one is a little wonky, which I’m trying not to be frustrated by.
Project Photo(s): It’s the righthand card.
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Prompt: Taco Cat (May)
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: Affirmation ATC 2
Project Link: "You Are Enough" ATCs -- Inspired-along Challenge 2022 Entry
Brief Description: This card has lots of layers.
Project Photo(s): Lefthand card of the photo above.

Prompt: Never odd or even (May)
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: Affirmation ATC 3
Project Link: "You Are Enough" ATCs -- Inspired-along Challenge 2022 Entry
Brief Description: This card has multiple parts.
Project Photo(s): Lefthand card.
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Prompt: Borrow or rob (May)
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: Affirmation ATC 4
Project Link: "You Are Enough" ATCs -- Inspired-along Challenge 2022 Entry
Brief Description: I borrowed the prompts from the Art Journaling Craftalong to make a totally different craft.
Project Photo(s): Righthand card in the photo above.

Prompt: “A rose by any other name” (April)
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: Songbird ATC
Project Link: N/A (for now)
Brief Description: This card has pink light red on it.
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Prompt: “All that glitters is not gold” (April)
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: Create ATC
Project Link: N/A (for now)
Brief Description: This card uses metallic paint.
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Prompt: Zap 1
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: Junk journal page
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: I quickly documented a poetry workshop I went to.
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Prompt: March - Double, double toil and trouble
Team: :yarn:
Project Name: Sheep
Project Link: Bobbly wobbly sheepy sheep
Brief Description: There are little bubbles (or bobbles) on this sheep.
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Prompt: May - Taco Cat
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: Felt Mandrakes
Project Link: Cutie Felt Mandrakes
Brief Description: This is for the Mandrake on the left. He is more beige than the other one.
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Prompt: May - Stressed Dessert
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: Felt Mandrakes
Project Link: Cutie Felt Mandrakes
Brief Description: The darker Mandrake was the first one I made. I thought he was so sweet, I made him a friend. The falling leaf was a mess-up, but I thought it was so cute, I left it.
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I’m glad you left the falling leaf. It gives the mandrake so much character :hearts:

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The mandrakes and the sheep are so cute !!!

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