Thursday, August 28, 2014

Stitches...

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new challenge at Moving Along With The Times!
This week it's Hazel's turn to host the challenge and she chose the fabulous theme...
A Stitch in time!
So any type of stitching or anything to do with clocks... or both!
My card features the adorable Rosie with Cake image from Lili of the Valley... it's stamped with Memento Black ink and colored with Copics. The ticket & postage stamp (with matching dies) are from Whimsy Stamps and the paper is from MME. The fun little birthday cake is a die from Cottage Cutz and I used a MFT die for the photo corner. I added my faux stitching with the Bo Bunny Stitches Stamp set, I love this stamp set- it comes with 5 different stitches plus other stamps... perfect for our challenge today! :)

Now head on over to the challenge blog and check out the gorgeous creations by the other team members!

That's it for now... enjoy your day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Artbymiran- Anything Goes
Deep Ocean- Something Sweet
Divas by Design- Happy Birthday
House That Stamps Built- Celebrate Birthday
Little Red Wagon- Girl Power
PDE Linky PartyDies or Punches
StempelsonnenAnything Goes
The Artistic Stamper- (rubber Stamping) Anything Goes
Tuesday ThrowdownAnything Goes
Whoopsi DaisyGirly

Monday, August 25, 2014

Paper Pieced Boot

Happy Monday everyone- I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

I wanted to pop in today and share a Christmas card that I made with this adorable "Puss in Boot" image from Lili of the Valley
I used a combination of Copics and Spectrum noirs to color the image and then paper pieced the boot... the papers are from Echo Park- the Season's Greetings collection. The sentiment is from Hero Arts, I used the CB D'vine Swirl folder for the embossing and Vintage Photo ink for the distressing. I cut the poinsettia out with a Spellbinder die, added some sparkle with the clear Wink of Stella pen and a few red gems and it's done!
Yay! Another Christmas card finished!

That's all for now... thanks so much for stopping by!

Challenges I would like to enter:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown- (C11) Glitter & Bling
CHNC extra for AugustAnything Christmas
 Completely ChristmasAnything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges Animal
Crafty Little Fairies- Cute & Cuddly (entry #2)
Fussy and Fancy- Pets or Favorite Animals
Holly Jolly Christmas- (1,2,3) 1-image, 2-papers & 3 red gems
Lili of the Valley- Christmas is August 
PolkadoodlesGet organized for Christmas
Winter Wonderland- Anything goes

Monday, August 18, 2014

Hello...

Good morning everyone! 

This month over at House of Cards we have a fabulous sketch for you to work with... 
and this week the Fun & Cute team get to show off their creations! 
For my DT card I used one of my favorite Penny Black stamps... I watercolored this little pup with Tombow markers and a waterbrush on watercolor paper. The sentiment was cut with the CB Everyday Greetings die and the papers are from Echo Park. I used a EK Success punch for the paw print & photo corners and a $1 punch for the tiny flowers... added the hot pink gems and it's done!

 For more inspiration be sure to stop by the challenge blog and take a look at the DT wonderful creations!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Bastel-Traum - Animals 
Crafts 4 EternitySomething Old (I purchased my stamp in 2009)
Eclectic EllapuPurple – Anything Goes Using Watercolors
Kreativeinkauf- Anything goes
Send a Smile for KidsAnything Goes 4 Kids
STAMPlorations- Stamps and Die Cuts
The Crazy- Cute Little Animals 
The East WindFor the Kiddies

Friday, August 15, 2014

All Natural...

Happy Friday everyone!  
I'm back with my second card for today- please scroll down to see my DT post for Creatalicious.  

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is... N for Natural! You just need to include something natural on your creation like... raffia, dried flowers, wood, sand, etc. 
My card features the adorable Victorian Goth Girl from Meljen's! She colored with Copics, the sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps and the papers are from American crafts. I distress everything including the wooden heart button & hemp cord with Vintage Photo distress ink. I cut the flowers out with a CB die, scrunched them up a bit and then added a small wooden bead to finish them off.

I'm very happy with the way this card turned out... the deep rich colors remind me of fall... I LOVE fall- it's my favorite season and it will be here soon! :)

Now head on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the DT
fabulous 'Natural' creations! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations- Flower Power
Digistamps 4 Joy- New (new image & wooden heart button)
Incy Wincy Designs- Colour Inspiration
{Pin}spirational- Anything Goes
Sassy Studio Designs- Stack it up/3 or more layers
Simon Says Stamp Monday- scratched up/get grungy
Southern GirlsC10- It's All about Texture
That Craft PlaceAutumn or Steampunk

Bee Happy!!

I'm sure HAPPY today because I have some exciting news to share with you!  I have been asked to join the design team at Creatalicious! Yippee! Thank you very much! I'm really looking forward to working with all of you! :)

A new challenge is posted on the 15th of each month and this month the theme is... 
Up to the SKY!

Our fabulous sponsor is KennyK and my card features the fun Bumblebee image!
This little guy is colored with Copics and the paper is from Recollections. I used the Sizzix/Tim Holtz Typeset die for the 'Bee' letters, the word 'happy' was cut with a Simon Say Stamp die and I used a MFT die for the button. I stamped my faux stitching with a Bo Bunny stamp and to finish it up I added the googly eyes & twine.

For more inspiration be sure to stop by the challenge blog and take a look at the DT wonderful creations!

Thanks so much for stopping by... I have one more post today so I will seen you soon!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Digi ChoosdayStitching Effects
KennyK's- Anything goes/Optional twist- Kids 
Penny's Paper-CraftyAnything goes
Scrappers' Delights- Anything Goes - Optional Die Cuts
Simon Says Stamp Summer
Through The Craft Room Door- Always Anything Goes

Monday, August 11, 2014

For You!

Happy Monday everyone- I hope you had a wonderful weekend! 

Just a quick post today to share a bright, summery card :) 
I finally got a chance to ink up this little cutie... he's part of the "Garden Critter" stamp set
from Penny Black... It's stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. I used the Rose Creations nesties for the flowers and the papers are from Fancy Pants... added my teal gems and Voila- it's done!
  
That's it for today, short and sweet... thanks so much for stopping by!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Craft for the CraicCraft Item You Have Never Used Before (my image & sentiment) 
Craft Your Passion- Bring me some Sunshine-Add Yellow
Crafting for all Seasons- Feature a Creature
Crafty BootsFlowers
Crafty Little Fairies- Cute & Cuddly
Hanna & FriendsAnimal
Mema's- Anything Goes
My Craft Spot- 3D Flowers
Penny Black and More- Anything Goes
Penny Black Saturday- Floral Fantasy
Treasured Times StampsAnything Goes

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Whimsy Stamps Guest Designer!

Good morning everyone!

I'm thrilled to share my card with you today because I was invited to be the Guest Designer for the August challenge at Whimsy Stamps! Thank you ladies! 

The challenge theme this month is... Back To School and my card features the fabulous Little Geek image- illustrated by Marika Collins... 
I colored her with Copics and boy did I have a hard time with her hair! I even did a little shading with Prisma Pencils and I just couldn't get the 'higlights/lowlights' to show up in the photo- but one good thing is that her hair color matches the brad in the center of the flower! LOL! Oh well... I had so much fun making this card and I love how it turned out... it's perfect for my niece who will be starting her freshman year of college soon! 

Well, that's all for now- thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to
Whimsy Stamps to join the Back to School fun!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Artistic InspirationsAnything Goes/ Back to School
Crafter's Cafe- Lots of Layers
Crafting By Designs- Vintage/Shabby Chic
Crafting from the Heart- Always Anything Goes
Come and Get ItIt's All About Dies
Opus Gluei- A Good Read
Papertake WeeklyAnything Goes
Simon Says Stamp MondayIn the family (card for my niece) 
The Kraft Journal- Dictionary Pages + Kraft CS

Other supplies used:
designer papers: MME, Kraft CS
Sentiments: Postage stamp- Whimsy stamps/ other words- Teresa Collins
Dies/Punches: QuicKutz- photo corners & tab, Lifestyle Crafts- notebook paper, Cuttlebug die- flower & small $1 heart punch
Misc: old dictionary & Vintage Photo Distress Ink 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Cute Little Witch

Hello everyone and Happy Saturday!
  
I wanted to pop in today and share a card that I made for OWH. The deadline for Halloween is August 31st and this is one of the cards that I will add to my next box :)
This little Witch is from Meljen's Designs... isn't she a cutie?!!  She's colored with Copics and the sentiment was cut with a QuicKutz die. I created the background with the 4" x 5 1/4" Stampendous Haunting stamp, I love the size of this stamp and all of the spooky words! It's stamped with VersaMark ink and dusted with orange chalk. The corner was cut with a Spellbinder Gold corner die and I used a MS punch for the bats... added my gems and there you have it... a VERY bright and fun Halloween card!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Allsorts- Favorite Things (cute images, bright colors & die cuts)
Chalk N Stock- Anything Goes + chalk
Crafting By Designs- Anything Goes
Crafty CreationsJust for fun- cards that make you smile
Digitally Sweet- Favorite Colors (lime green & orange)
Meljens DesignsColorful Cardstock... No designer paper allowed
Fussy and Fancy- Words
Oddball Art Stamps- Show Us Your Coloring Skills! 
Sisterhood of Crafters- Diecuts/Punches
Simon Says Stamp- Anything goes
Speedy  Fox and FriendsStamp your background
The Sisters of Craft-Anything Goes

Thursday, July 31, 2014

True Love

Good morning everyone!
 It's time for a new challenge at Moving Along With The Times!
This week it's Hazel's turn to host the challenge and she has provided us with a fabulous sketch to work with! 

I made an Anniversary card featuring the adorable Drinky Paws image from Di's 
Digital Stamps!
It's colored with Copics and the sentiment is from My Craft Spot. All four designer papers are from K&Company... I think this is the first time I've used four papers on one card :) The light green pearls are from my stash.

 Our challenge will run for 2 weeks... so plenty of time to play along and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the DT gorgeous creations!

That's all for now... thanks so much for stopping by!

Challenges I would like to enter:
City Crafter- Animal Magic
Cutie PieLove and Marriage
Deep Ocean- Summer Colours
Hanna & FriendsAnimals
Love to Create- Summer Lovin' 
My Heart Pieces- Wedding or Anniversary
PDE Linky Party- 3 or More Patterened Papers

Friday, July 25, 2014

Riley with Flowers

Happy Friday everyone! 
Today I wanted to share a couple of Riley and Company cards that I made... 
The images are stamped with Memento black ink and colored with Copics. The card on the left was embossed with the CB Houndstooth folder, I used a CB die for the flowers and the circle sentiment & ticket are from Whimsy Stamps. On the right... I used the Rose Creations nesties for the flowers and stamped the corners with VersaMark using a Studio G stamp. Vintage Photo ink was used for the distressing, the papers are from K&Company & EK Success and I added pearls to finish them up.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Challenges I would like to enter:
ABC- (C10P is for Pearls
Cards in EnvyHappy Birthday to You Challenge!
Eureka StampsMonochrome
Fab 'n' Funky- Animals
Inky Chicks- Happy Birthday
Mema's- Make it a Duet: 2 colors (browns & cream)
Sassy Studio Designs- It's All the Same...monochromatic projects
StempelsonnenAnything Goes
Through the Purple Haze- Distress those makes!
Tuesday ThrowdownHandmade Flowers

Monday, July 21, 2014

Add a Bow

Good morning everyone!

We have a NEW format over at House of cards... we're now a monthly challenge with style teams posting inspiration weekly! This week the Cute & Fun team get to show off their creations and our challenge theme is... Add a Bow!   
For my DT card I used the fun Bubble Bath Bunny image from Meljen's Designs!  It's colored with Copics, the sentiment is from Stampendous and the papers are from Echo Park.  I used a QuicKuts die for the corner and a MS punch to create the flowers... added my sheer bow and a few dew drops and it's done! 

For more inspiration be sure to stop by the challenge blog and take a look at the DT wonderful creations!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Challenges I would like to enter:
A Gem of a Challenge- Spots AND Stripes
Catch the Bug- Bingo (Circles, Stripes & use red, white or blue)
Crafting from the Heart- Always Anything Goes
Creative CornerLove of Ribbon
Fairy Tale- Use a Digital Stamp Image
Inkspirational- Splash
Lacy Sunshine- Flowers
MarkerPOP- (C10) Blues using Copids
Scrapbooker PhD(C10) Go Digital + Optional Animal
Simon Says StampSpots and Dots

Friday, July 18, 2014

Sprinkled with Fairy Dust

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is... L for Lace
My card features an adorable image from Nellie Snellen... It's stamped with Memento Black ink and colored with Copics. The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps and the background paper is from Recollection. For my "Lace" I added a doily and used my new MFT Dainty Lace Border die. I used Peacock Feathers Distress ink for the distressing and to finish it up I added fairy dust (Glamour dust) to her wings and the flower petals! :)

Our challenge will run for 2 weeks... so I hope you can play along and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the DT fabulous creations!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
A & T Emerald Faeries- Hip Hip Hooray ~ Birthday
Crafter's Cafe- Birthday
Creatalicious- Monochrome
Fussy and Fancy- It's all about Girls
Left of Center- Monochrome  
MilkCoffeeBirthday 
Scrappers' Delights- Anything goes/Cute and Girly
Sisterhood of CraftersBirthday
STAMPlorationsStamps & Glitter
Tok Bobok- Monochrome

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Birthday Mice

Good morning everyone! 

I wanted to pop in today and share a Birthday card that I made... 
My card features an image from the Penny Black "Critter Party" stamp set... I've had this stamp set for ages and never got around to inking up this adorable image... now, I'm happy I did because it was so fun to work with! :)

It's stamped with Memento Black ink and colored with Copics, the ticket/die cut is from Whimsy Stamps and the papers are from Simple Stories. I used a MFT die for the button, a Penny Black die for the Heart Stings and EK Success punch for the photo corners. Vintage Photo ink was used for the distressing and the hand dyed seam binding and doily are from my stash.

Well, that's it for today- thanks so much for stopping by... I'll see you Friday!

Challenges I would like to enter:
A Gem of a Challenge- Any Animal
Craft-Dee BowZAnything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Fan-Tastic TuesdayAnything Goes
Great ImpressionsAnimal Friends
Just Inspirational– Shabby Chic
My Sheri CraftsFood, Food and more Food
Penny Black and More- Dies and Punches (#2 entry)
Penny Black Saturday- Buttons and Bows
The Paper Nest DollsAlways Anything Goes
We Do Doobadoo- Spotty and Dotty

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

FABULOUS...

Good morning everyone!

Just a quick post today to show you a card that I made with my new Art Impressions
"Beach Babes" stamp set. Michaels is now carrying a few of the Ai stamps... which is awesome because you can use a 40% off coupon! :)
This fun image is stamped with Memento Black ink and colored with Copics, the sentiment is included in the set. The papers are from Sandy Lion & Recollections and the circle in the corner was cut with QuicKutz dies. I used an EK Success punch to round the corners and a Fiskars punch for the daisies... added a few light teal sequins and it's done!
  
That's it for today... thanks so much for stopping by!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug- Anything Goes
Color Me CreativeFriends
Come and Get ItCool Things for Summer
Di's Digis DesignsSummer Fun
Penny Black and More– Dies and Punches
Penny's Paper-Crafty- Anything Goes
Pile It On- Add some flowers
The CrazyMy Summer Vacation

Friday, July 4, 2014

Flying by...

Good morning everyone!

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is K for Kites!
My card features an adorable image by Doodle Dragon Studios... It's colored with Copics and I printed an extra kite so I could pop it up with foam tape... I also lightly sponged in a few clouds. The sentiment is computer generated and the papers are from American Crafts & Jillibean Soup. The fishtail flag was cut with a MFT die and for the corner I used a QuicKuts die. I paper pierced around the oval and to finish it up I added a gingham bow.

For more inspiration be sure to stop by the challenge blog and take a look at the DT fabulous creations!

 Thanks so much for stopping by today and to all of my US friends...
Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July!!

Challenges I would like to enter:
CCEE Stampers- Red, White and Blue
Crafty CreationsThings with wings
Fresh Brewed Designs- In the Sky 
Party Time Tuesdays- Red White & Blue
Shopping Our Stash- Red White & Blue
The Crafter's Cafe- Red, White & Blue

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Challenge + My blog hop winner!

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new challenge at Moving Along With The Times!
This week it's Janice's turn to host the challenge and she chose the fabulous theme...
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!
My card features the fun Dottie Celebrate image from Bugaboo Stamps! It's colored with Copics, the paper is from KI Memories and the sentiment is from Studio g. I used Crushed Olive ink for the distressing and the paper flowers and dew drops are from my stash.

I hope you can join us and be sure to stop by the challenge blog and check out the gorgeous inspiration from the DT and to see the awesome prize that's up for grabs this week!

Challenges I would like to enter:
4 Krafty GirlzAnything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More- Make Your Mark (Copics/distress ink)
Bearly Mine- Let's go digital
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper– Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Sisters of Craft- Anything Goes
Southern Girls- Spin me Around- all things round (circles in dp & dew drop)
The Corrosive- Color me Happy/fav. coloring medium (Copics)

NOW... it's time to announce my candy winner from the MAWTT Birthday blog hop... thanks to everyone who participated in the hop and for all the wonderful comments
I received!

The lucky winner is #17- Alicia @ Golden Goddess Designs! Congratulations Alicia! Please email me at tamarndt@aol.com with your address so I can pop your goodies in the mail!

 Thanks so much for stopping by... I will see you tomorrow! :)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

MAWTT Birthday Blog Hop!

Good Morning everyone! 
It's Moving Along With The Times 5th Birthday!! WooHoo! So, to celebrate we are having a Birthday Blog Hop!  

If you've arrived from the blog of the talented Laurie then you are in the right place... if not, pop on over to MAWTT because you don't want to miss anything along the way! 

Today's challenge is of course a Birthday theme challenge but you can also go with Buttons and Buntings... make sure to use a least one of these on 
your creation.

For my card I used the super sweet Birthday Girl image from Bugaboo Stamps... just one of our many sponsor... Rick St DennisOh La La Creations, Aurora WingsSir StampalotLacey SunshineHobby HouseScrappers DelightThe Stamping Chef and The Paper Nest Dolls are also offering fabulous prizes!! :) 

My image is colored with Copics, the sentiment is Hero Arts and the papers are from Cosmo Cricket & Recollections. I used my new Penny Black Heart String die and the flower buttons are from my stash.  
 
Along with all of the awesome sponsor prizes, I have a little Birthday Candy up for grabs too! 
It includes:
La-La Land Crafts- Angel Marci Rubber Stamp
My Mind's Eye- My Girl paper pad (24 Sheets)
yellow, pink & green hand-dyed seam binding (a generous yard in each color)  

To be eligible for the Prizes you must:
 Visit all the blogs and collect a letter from each... (my letter is... T) then email Hazel at didosdesigns@yahoo.com with the word you have made with Blog Hop Word in the Subject Line. You must send the word to us to be in with a chance of winning!!

I will announce my candy winner on the 03 July-  when a new MAWTT challenge startsso make sure you leave a comment!

Now it's time to hop on over to Susan's blog to see what wonderful creation she has in store for you!

Have fun hopping and thanks so much for stopping by!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Catch the Bug- Bingo- Squares (my dp has faux stitched squares) Hot Pink and 3+layers 
Craft Your PassionBold, Beautiful, Bright Colors
Creatalicious- Happy Birthday!
Cutie PieCute Girls