Friday, February 5, 2016

Hogs & Kisses

Happy Friday everyone!

I wanted to pop in today to share a couple of peach colored Valentine's Day cards with you! :)
They feature a cute little Hog from The Greeting Farm... they are colored with Copics and the sentiment is computer generated. I used MFT dies for the Pierced Fishtail Flags, Pierced Hearts & Stitched Circles. The papers are from MME, Teresa Collins & Chatter Box.

Well, there you have it... two fun and quick Valentine's Day cards! Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
4 Crafty Chicks- Love
Brown Sugar- Valentine, Love
Cards in Envy- Love/Valentine's
Craft Rocket- Valentine/Love
Crafting Musketeers- Monochrome
Crafty Creations- Hearts
Creative CornerHappy Valentine's Day/Love
Creative Moments- ATG- optional twist Romance/Love
Fab 'n' Funky- All Creatures Great and Small
Simon Says Stamp- Have A Heart

Friday, January 29, 2016

A Monochromatic Birthday

Happy Friday everyone!

 Today starts a new challenge at Fussy and Fancy and the theme is Monochromatic and since it's one of my favorite themes I thought I would join team A this week!
Our fabulous sponsor is The Paper Shelter and my card features the sweet Happy Birthday to me image! It's colored with Copics, the ticket/die is from Whimsy Stamps and I used a Little Yellow Bicycle die for the word 'smile'. I used a Poppy Stamps die for the stitched buttons, the paper is from Recollections and the bg was embossed with the CB Mesh folder. I've added a touch of Walnut Stain Distress ink to all of the edges and to finish it up I added my brads.

For more inspiration be sure to stop by the challenge blog to see the rest of the DT Monochromatic creations!

That's all for now, thanks so much for stopping by... I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Die Cuttin' Divas- Cake or Cupcake Inspired
CCEE StampersCake (Bonus for Chocolate cake)
Crafty Catz- Kids
Little Red Wagon- They Say It's Your Birthday
Mod SquadMasculine Birthday
QKR Stampede- One For The Kids
Ruby's RainbowAnimal Magic
Sassy Studio DesignsMonochromatic

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Hello... Cool Cat

Happy Wednesday everyone!

I have another Newton's Nook card to share with you! This adorable cat is from the 'Newton's Summer Vacation' stamp set...
It's stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics and I've used a Simon Says Stamp die for the 'hello' sentiment. The stitched circles were cut with MFT dies and I used a Joy Crafts die for the sun rays. I used my new Avery Elle's dies for the scallop border & wavy bottom border and a Darice EF for the paw print background...
to finish it up I added a little punched crab! :)

 Thanks so much for stopping by... your comments always make my day!
I'll see you soon!
Tammy x

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
City Crafter- For The Love of Pets
Crafty CardmakersPunches and/or Dies
Crafty Gals Corner- Anything Goes
Cutie Pie- Krafty Cuties
Hannah & Friends- Die Cuts
Ike's World- What's The Weather
{Pin}spirational- Sunshine Photo Inspiration
Simon Says Stamp- Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday- Use Something New (my Avery Elle dies)
Stamping Sensations- Anything Goes with a Die (2nd entry)

Friday, January 22, 2016

Bee mine... Post-it Note Holders

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is... X for Xtra Fold!

For my DT project I decided to make a couple of Post-it Note Holders!

They feature a cute little bee image from Stampendous... they are stamped with Memento black ink and colored with Copics. I used a Lawn Fawn sentiment, the papers are from Dooodlebug Design and the enamel dots are from my stash.
...here's a side view- they have a magnetic closure :)
I've never made any of these before and didn't realize how fun and easy they were to make... I can't wait to make a few more!! 

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

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Aud Sentiments- Anything Goes
Crafting With An AttitudeAnything Goes
Crafting-With-Friends- Anything Goes
Creative FingersAnything Goes
Fairy Tale- New technique, but no cards (making my 1st post-it note holders)
Little Miss MuffetAnything Goes
Not Just CardsAlways Anything Goes
Simon Says StampCreate With Critters
Whimsy InspirationWith Love

Friday, January 15, 2016

Make a Fashion Statement!

Hello everyone! I'm back with my second post for the day... 
please scroll down to see my Creatalicious cards! :) 

Today starts a new challenge at Fussy and Fancy and this time it's Tone's turn to host the challenge and she chose the fabulous theme...
Fashion!
I made a 5x7 card featuring the beautiful Audrey Loves her Makeup stamp from Stamping Bella! She's stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with Copic and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp. The Skyline border & photo corner dies are from MFT and I used Joy Crafts dies to create the flowers. The papers are from MME, the edges have been distressed with Walnut Stain Distress ink and to finish it up I added the pearls.

  Our sponsor is Sweet Lilac so make sure you stop by the challenge blog for the prize details and to see the gorgeous creations by the other team members!

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

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
7 Kids College Fund- Anything Goes
Artistic Stampers- Anything Goes
CCEE StampersHats
Penny Black and More- One for the Girls
Sassy Studio DesignsShabby Chic
Southern Girls(C10) One For The Girls
 Stamping Sensations- Anything Goes with a Die

Flurries of Snowflakes

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new challenge at Creatalicious and today's theme is...
Snowflakes!

For my DT project I decided to make a couple of shaker cards using my new Simon Says Stamp January Card Kit! What a fun kit, I love the colors and all of the fabulous snowflake items in the kit... perfect for our theme! :)
I stamped the backgrounds with the 'Cute Snowflakes' stamp set in VersaMark ink and then dusted them with a touch of chalk. I used MFT dies for the stitched circle frames & pierced fishtail flags... added my little Polar Pals stickers and white glitter sprinkles and there you have it!    

Our sponsor is Happy Little Stampers and Kylie is offering a fabulous prize for one lucky winner, so make sure you link up your 'Snowflake' creations HERE!

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
A Snowflakes PromiseAnything Goes + Winter or Christmas Theme
Clear It OutTheme: Winter/Stash: Snowflake
Craftin Desert Divas- Let It Snow
Crafty BootsSomething Old, Something New (old-dies, new-card kit)
Fan-Tastic TuesdayAnything Goes with a twist: Warm & Cosy
Get CreativeSomething New (card kit)
Melonheadz FriendsSnow/Snowflakes
Ruby's Rainbow- Show Us Something New (new card kit)
Sisterhood of CraftersSomething Old, Something New (old-dies, new-card kit)

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Enjoy your day!

Good morning everyone... I hope your 2016 is off to a good start! :o) 

Today I have a super cute card to share with you featuring my new 'Newton's Summer Vacation' stamp set by Newton's Nook!  
It's stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics and fussy cut out. The background was embossed with the CB Tiny Bubbles folder and I used a CB die for the fish. The papers are from Doodlebug Design, the Squiggle border and Jumbo Fishtail Banner dies are from MFT and to finish it up I added a little Glossy Accents to his snorkel mask :)  

Well, that's it for today... thanks so much for stopping by~ I always look forward to your visits and wonderful comments!
Tammy x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
7 Kids College Fund- Anything Goes
Amusing- Something New (stamp set)
Artistic Stampers- Anything Goes 
Come and Get ItSomething New (stamp set)
Crafty Boots- Something Old, Something New (new- stamp set/old-dies)
Dies R Us- Something New (stamp set)
Paper Shelter- Punches and/or Dies 
Simon Says Stamp- Something New (stamp set)
Simon Says Stamp MondaySomething New (stamp set)
Word Art Wednesdays- Anything Goes 

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!

Good morning everyone! 
I hope you had a very Merry Christmas! Ours was wonderful! :) 

Well, today I wanted to pop in and share a 'New Year' pocket tag card with you!
It features my new Stampendous House Mouse- Martini Mice stamp, isn't it adorable?! It's stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics and cut out with a MFT Stitched Circle die and then I added some sparkle to the martini glass with the clear Wink of Stella Pen. To create the pocket and tag I used several dies out of the MFT Blueprints 9 set.
I cut the 'happy' out with a Simon Says Stamp die, I used MFT dies for the numbers and a MB die for the tiny champagne glass. The sentiment is from Studio g and to finish it up I added the ribbon and sequins.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a 
Happy New Year!
Hugs, Tammy  

Challenges I would like to enter:
Allsorts- Anything but Christmas
Crafty Sentiment DesignsHappy New Year
Little Red Wagon- Happy New Year!
Make My Monday- New Year or Calendar
Mod SquadOne Die Cut
Simon Says StampParty!
Stampavie and MoreSomething New (my stamp & new year)
The CrazyCelebrations

Monday, December 21, 2015

Gifts of LOVE

Good morning everyone and Happy Monday!

I wanted to pop in one last time before Christmas and share these cute little gift card holders/bags that I made for my nieces!! 

I made them using several items out of the Simon Says Stamp December card kit!! Oh what a fun kit... it included an adorable stamp set, beautiful papers, self adhesive sequins and so much more! :)
I cut the gift bags out of Kraft CS using a Sizzix Bigz die and then I stamped snowflakes all over them with VersaMark ink and a Inkadinkado stamp. The images were stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics and fussy cut out, the tags were cut with a Cuttlebug die.
For this gift bag I just used some of the Pinkfresh Studio Puffs Stickers and papers that were included in the kit... it can't get any easier than that! 

Well, that's all for today... thanks so much for stopping by and for all of the wonderful comments you leave... they truly make my day! :)

I hope you have a very
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Hugs, Tammy

Challenges I would like to enter:
Artistic Stampers- Christmas
Craft-Dee BowZ- Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Crafting for all Seasons- Christmas - Anything But A Card
Just Add Ink- Gift Card Holders
My Time to Craft- Last minute Christmas makes
Penny Black and More- Anything Christmas (2nd entry)
Simon Says Stamp- Die Crazy
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Winter Wonderland
Stamping Sensations- Anything Goes with a stamp & ribbon

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

A Merry Little Christmas

Good morning everyone! 

It's time for a new challenge at Creatalicious and this month the theme is...
Something OLD and Something NEW
We have two wonderful sponsors... Sparkle N Sprinkle and Art by Miran. My card features my new Suzie Snowflakes image from Art by Miran, isn't she adorable?! She's colored with Copics and cut out with an old MFT stitched oval die, the Christmas trees (Hero Arts) and Snowflakes (Sizzix) are also older dies. I used some new Authentique paper from the Tiddings collection and a very old Studio G sentiment... to finish it up I added a few tiny cream pearls and some Glamour dust! 

For more inspiration be sure to stop by the challenge blog to see the rest of the DT fabulous creations!

That's all for now, thanks so much for stopping by...
your comments always make my day! 
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Artbymiran- Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers- (C15) Snow
Cut it UpBrr, Winter
Die Cut Diva- Christmas Anything Goes
Dies R Us- Winter (Use snowflakes)
Fan- Tastic Tuesday- Anything Goes + Make it Sparkle
Glitter n Sparkle- Traditional or Non-Traditional Colors
Great Impressions- December Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- Anything Goes
The Glory of Christmas- Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown- Anything Goes

Friday, December 11, 2015

A Vintage Christmas

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is... V for Vintage!
My card features a sweet little snowman from Deep Red Stamps... it's stamped with Rich Cocoa Memento ink and colored with Copics and then I added a bit of Shabby White Frantage. The Santa image is from Crafty Secrets, the post card is from Teresa Collins and postage stamp is from Whimsy Stamps... all stamped with Rich Cocoa ink. The lamp post was cut with a Tim Holtz die out of chipboard, painted with acrylic paint and then stamped with a Kaisercraft Music Sheet stamp. The snowflake paper is from Bazzill, I cut the snowflakes out of a Sizzix die and I used Walnut Stain DI for all of the distressing.

Now head on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the DT fabulous 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:
A Vintage JourneyVintage Christmas
Die Cut Divas- Warm and Cozy
DoubleClick Skittles- Use a Snowman
Dragons Lair Designs- Vintage Christmas
Fab 'n' Funky- Snowflakes
Frilly and Funkie- (C10) 'Tis the Season
Penny Black and More- Anything Christmas
Scrap & Craft- Anything Christmas
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Holly Jolly Stamping
Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday- Holiday Christmas cards

Monday, December 7, 2015

Bugaboo Christmas Chaos cards

Good morning everyone and Happy Monday!

Bugaboo Stamps is celebrating their 3rd Annual Christmas Chaos and I wanted play along so I created a couple of cards... 

My first card features the adorable Snowman Patches image... He's colored with Copics and the sentiment was cut with a Little B die. I used a CB die for the snowflakes, the paper is from The Paper Studio and I used Walnut Stain ink for the distressing.   
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: 
Catch the Bug- Christmas Chaos day 2- a Sketch
52 Christmas Card Throwdown- pick a previous challenge  (July 2015-Snowman)
Crafty Calendar- Let it snow
Crafty Catz- Let It Snow
Crafty FriendsChristmas
Morgans Art World- Non Traditional Christmas Colors
Scribble Designs- Non-Traditional colors
Simon Says StampLet It Snow

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My Second card feature the sweet Candy Cane Bear image... It's colored with Copics and I added a bit of detailing with a white gel pen. I used MFT dies for the stitched frame & circle, a CB die for the snowflakes and the sentiment was computer generated.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Catch the Bug- Christmas Chaos day 3- Color Photo Inspiration
Dies R Us- Christmas
Jingle Belles- Anything Christmas
My Time to Craft- Christmas animals
The Crafter's Cafe- Use Die Cuts and/or Punches

Well, that's it for today... thanks so much for stopping by~ I always look forward to your visits and wonderful comments!
Tammy x

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

HOC Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the House of Cards end of the term Blog Hop! 
If you've arrived here from Sue's blog then you are in the right place. If not, pop on over to the House of Cards challenge blog because you don't want to miss anything along the way! We have some fabulous sponsors that are providing prizes, so make sure to leave a comment at each stop for a chance to win!

This hop will run from December 1st through December 15th and any card style is welcome and we've got a gorgeous photo inspiration for you to work with!
Here are all of our sponsors and our team will be using a variety of products
from these companies!

Prize: Digital Stamps Prize Package

Prize: Prize Package

Prize: Gift Card to Store store

Prize:Any three products of your choice!


All of my creations feature the beautiful 'Stencil in the Holidays' digi stamp set from MHKDesigns! AND I changed the black & white images/sentiments to fit my designs :)

On this card and tag I used the pink, gold and creams colors in the photo for my inspiration... I used the pine cones, poinsettia and sentiment from the set. The background was embossed with the CB snowflake folder and I used a spellbinder die for the poinsettia. I added Walnut Stain Distress ink to all the edges and the pale pink sequins, gold ribbon and gem are from my stash.  

AND here's a second card using just cream and gold... I added a touch of VersaMark ink and gold Perfect Pearls to the embossed panel... it's so sparkly IRL!   
Also, this is my last post as part of the HOC DT... After 2 1/2 years I've decided to step down and I wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU to Mynn and the entire team... it's been wonderful working with such a talented team of stampers and I wish you all the very best!

Now... hop on over to Toni's blog AND don't forget to link up a card after completing the hop for an extra chance to win a mystery prize from one of our sponsors!

Have fun hopping and thanks so much for stopping by!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Fairy Tale- Christmas without Red/Green
Quirky Crafts- Anything Christmas

Friday, November 27, 2015

A Christmas Story...

Good morning everyone!

Today starts a new challenge at Fussy and Fancy and this time it's Annie's turn to host the challenge and she chose the fabulous theme...
Words!
So, she would like to see your wonderful sentiments, a favorite poem or maybe a funny phrase on your creation... so many possibilities!   
I knew immediately what stamp I wanted to use for our challenge... my new 'Christmas Story' background stamp from Penny Black! I love this stamp and think it's perfect for our challenge with all of the different Christmas words on it! :) It's stamped with VersaMark ink onto kraft cardstock and then dusted with a touch of brown chalk. The sentiment was cut with Little B dies and the adorable snowman was cut with a Sizzix die. The papers are from The Paper Studio and Jillibean Soups, both with words on them! I used a Poppy Stamp die for the tiny buttons and to finish it up I added a small punched heart and a raffia bow.

  Our sponsor is Live and Love Crafts so make sure you stop by the challenge blog for the prize details and to see the gorgeous creations by the other team members!

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

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
Chalk N Stock- Anything Goes+ chalk (I used chalk on my background panel)
Crafting By DesignsGet Ready For Christmas
Fantasy Stampers- Traditional Christmas
Fresh Brewed Designs- Build Me A Snowman
Penny Black and More- Anything Christmas (3rd entry)
Penny Black Saturday- Dies and Punches
Simon Says Stamp- Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday- Holiday Christmas cards
Twofers- Music (I used Christmas music note paper on snowman)

Sunday, November 22, 2015

A Christmas Kiss

Good afternoon everyone!

I wanted to pop in today to share a Christmas card with you! It features the adorable 'Mooshie Steals a Kiss' image from High Hopes stamps that I won for playing along in the challenge over at One Crazy Stamper!! :) 
It's stamped with Memento Black ink and colored with a combination of Copics & Spectrum Noir markers and then I added a touch of Walnut Stain Distress ink to the edges. The sentiment is from Kaisercraft and the paper is from DejaView- the Retro Hip Christmas collection... I love this color of green! I cut the snowflakes out of vellum using a CB die and I used a Poppy Stamp die for the stitched button. To finish it up I added a small punched heart, sequins and twine.

That's all for now, thanks so much for stopping by...
your comments always make my day!
Tammy x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
ABC Christmas- W is for Wild Thing
Animal Friends- Hat, scarves or gloves (2nd entry)
Aud Sentiments- Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Christmas Card- Anything Goes
Inky Impressions- Our Furry Friends 
One Crazy Stamper- Christmas/Winter
Penny Black and More- Anything Christmas (2nd entry)
Quirky Crafts- Anything Christmas
Simon Says StampChristmas
Through the Purple Haze- (C10) Baby it's cold outside but hot inside

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Thankful for you...

Hello everyone!

 I wanted to share a Thanksgiving/Fall card with you today! It features a sweet House Mouse image from Stampendous called Fall Float...
I stamp the image onto Canson Mix Media paper in Versafine Black ink, embossed it with clear embossing powder and then watercolored it with my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors. The background is embossed with a Lifestyle Crafts folder and the plaid paper is from K&Company. I used a EK Success punch for the corners, the ticket is from Whimsy Stamps and to finish it up I added the twine and button. 

That's it for today, thanks so much for stopping by~ I always look forward to your visits and wonderful comments!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug- Give Thanks
Classy Cards 'n Such- Thankful
House Mouse and Friends- Anything Goes + Plaid
Incy Wincy Designs- Critters- Large and Small
Shopping Our Stash- (C13) Thanks (Thank You or Thanksgiving)
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Thanks/Thanksgiving
Just Us Girls- Watercoloring

Sunday, November 15, 2015

A Victorian Christmas

Happy Sunday everyone, I hope you are enjoying your weekend!

It's time for a new challenge at Creatalicious and this month the theme is...
Merry Christmas!
For this challenge we have two wonderful sponsors... Stamp and Create and Lacy Sunshine~ my card features the gorgeous Victorian Winter Emily image from Lacy Sunshine! She's colored with Copics and I added a touch of Walnut Stain Distress ink around all of the edges. The sentiment is from Kaisercraft and the papers are from MME. I used a Spellbinder die for the poinsettia, added a bit of sparkle with some Rock Candy Distress Stickles and to finish it up I added a pearl and some hand dyed seam binding. 

 For more inspiration be sure to stop by the challenge blog to see the rest of the DT 'Merry Christmas' creations!

That's all for now, thanks so much for stopping by...
your comments always make my day! 
Tammy x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
4 Crafty ChicksRibbon
Aud Sentiments- Bingo + Sentiment (pattern paper, flower & die cut)
Color Your World with Lacy Sunshine- Anything Goes
Crafty Catz- Girls Only
Lacy Sunshine- Tic, Tac, Toe (digi, ribbon & pattern paper)
Scrap & Craft- Shabby Chic or Vintage
Sweet Stampin- Wrap up Warm
Southern Girls- (C10Twine Tape or Ribbon