Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas Kitty

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!
My card features the adorable "Puss in Boot" image from Lili of the Valley... 
It's colored with Copics, I paper pieced the boot and then I added a bit of sparkle to the trim & tag with the Wink of Stella Pen. The sentiment is from Hero Arts, the papers are from Bo Bunny- the Powder Mountain Collection and I used Pumice Stone DI for the distressing. I used a Recollections punch for the snowflakes, covered them with Glamour Dust and then I added a tiny drop of Baby Blue liquid pearls to the centers.

This is my last card as part of the MAWTT DT. After 2 years I've decided to step down and I wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU to Hazel and the entire team... it's been such an honor to be part of this talented design team! I'll miss you guys but I know I will 'see' you around in blogland! :)

I'm not sure if I will post again before Christmas... so I wanted to wish you all a
VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of your wonderful comments! :o)
Big Hugs, Tammy

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create- Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe- Animal Friends
 Glitter n Sparkle- Glittery, Sparkly Christmas
Just Inspirational Blue & White
Penny's Paper-Crafty- Anything Goes 
Simon Says Stamp- Winter Inspiration
Sparkles Forum- Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum Christmas- It's a Blue Blue Christmas 

Monday, December 15, 2014

New Beginnings

Happy Monday everyone!

It's time for a new challenge at Creatalicious and this month the theme is...
New Beginnings
So think- new baby, new job, new year... and so on!   
I wanted to make a New Year card for my wonderful In-laws! They are huge dog lovers and own two themselves so I thought this adorable Clark image from Paper Pretties would be perfect! It's colored with Copics, the paper is from Bazzill and I used a EK Success punch to round the corners. I used a Tim Holtz stamp and VersaMark ink for the clock bg and I cut the numbers out with the Tim Holtz Typeset die. I punched the stars out of a heavy gold cs, added Dimensional Magic and sprinkled them with Glamour dust while they were still wet... they turned out so sparkly and I love the 3D effect!

This month we have two fabulous sponsors... Stamp and Create and Di Digi Stamps so make sure you stop by the challenge blog for the prize details and to see the gorgeous creations by the other team members! AND we are also having a DT Call- it ends on the 31st of Dec. so if you are interested you can find all the details here!

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Digistamps 4 JoyCelebrate something New
Inkspirational- Anything goes with Gold
One Stitch At A TimeAnything Goes + Glitter
Sister Act- Anything Goes
Southern Girls(C10) Celebrations
Speedy Fox and FriendsRound those Corners 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

CAS Gift Card Holders

Good morning everyone! 
I wanted to pop in today and share a couple of CAS gift card holders that I made 
for my nieces!

To create the gift card holder part I used my Mini Folder Die from Lifestyle Crafts. The adorable little bear & bunny are from LOTV and the holly in the corner is from Stampabilities. I used Copics for the coloring and MFT Stitched circles dies to cut everything out. The backgrounds were embossed with the CB Snowflake folder and I used a Recollections punch for the snowflakes and finished them off with a small white pearl. 
Here's a picture of the very simple inside:
The notebook page die is included in the set- perfect for a short Christmas message and the Heart Stings die is from Penny Black.
These were so fun and easy to make and I love how they turned out... I'm sure my nieces will love them too! :)

Well, that's all for now... thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Challenges I would like to enter:
ABC Christmas- Y is for Your Family
Crafting for all Seasons- Anything Christmas but a card
Crafty Little Fairies- Holly and/or Ivy
Cuttin and Stamping- Christmas
Fantasy Stampers– CAS Christmas 
Holly Jolly Christmas- Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon- So Flaky! 
PDE Linky Party- Pick a theme: I chose a 3D project & Fun folds
Penny Black and More- Special Occasions
Try It On Tuesday- Winter Whites
Tuesday Throwdown- Family Christmas 

Friday, December 5, 2014

It's all about... Variety!

Happy Friday everyone! 

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is... V for Variety
So we would like to see at least 3 different types of embellishments or 3 different designer papers, or both! 
My card features the sweet Sarah image from Wee Stamps, isn't it adorable?!! It's colored with Copics, I added a bit of shading with Prisma pencils and the sentiment is a $1 stamp from Michaels. I cut the fishtail flag & stitched circles with MFT dies and all 3 designer papers are from MME- the Lost & Found Christmas collection. You can't see it very well in the photo- but I added sparkle to all of the light turquoise trim with the Clear Wink of Stella pen and it's very shimmery IRL! The button, twine & gems are all from my stash.

I hope you can join us and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog for
more inspiration!

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Aud Sentiments- Holiday Bingo: (die cut, digi & bling)
Crafting By Designs- All things Christmas
Clear It OutTheme: Circles  Stash: Use Glitter/ Something Sparkly (Wink of Stella pen & gems)
CCC Digi Creations- Digi + Christmas
Kitty Bee DesignsUnusual Colored Christmas
Meljens Designs- Holiday
Mema's- Celebrate the Holidays or Cold Winter Days
Natalie and Amy's- Cute & Cuddly Christmas
Papertake Weekly- Anything Goes
Simon Says- Christmas/Holiday
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Holiday Cards
Tuesday Throwdown- Bling It On (Wink of Stella pen & gems)

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Christmas Climate

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new challenge at Moving Along With The Times!
This week it's Red's turn to host the challenge and she would like to see our creations that reflect our Christmas Climate!

I live in Colorado and we usually have a ton of snow... so I thought I would use this adorable image from Deep Red Stamps again! :)
It's stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa, colored with Copics and cut out with a MFT Stitched Circle die, I also used a few dies from the MFT Blueprints 9 set to create the tag. I stamped the snowflake background with a Hero Arts stamp & VersaMark ink, the sentiment is a $1 stamp from Michaels.
The little trees were cut with a CB die and the paper is from MME. I used Vintage Photo Distress ink for the distressing... the hand dyed seam binding, wooden heart button and twine are all from my stash.

Now head on over to the main challenge blog and check out the fabulous 'Christmas Climate' creations by the other team members!

Thanks so much for stopping by... I'll see you tomorrow!

I'd like to enter this tag card into the following challenges:
Animal Friends- Animal Everything goes with an animal 
Artistic Stampers- must use rubber stamp/Anything Goes
Christmas Card #53- Anything Goes
Crafty CardmakersDistress It
Fantasy Stampers– Cute Christmas
Fashionable Stamping- Winter Wonderland
Just Inspirational Snowflakes
Love to Create- (C10Get In Shape (Add Shapes or Shaped Project)
Love to ScrapShape Shift - shaped project - no square or rectangle
 One Crazy Stamper- Anything Goes

Monday, December 1, 2014

HOC Blog Hop!

Happy Monday everyone!

We've come to the end of our third term at House of Cards and we are saying a fond farewell to some of our DT members and feel so grateful to those staying on. To say goodbye and thank you, we're celebrating with a blog hop! 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!
You should have arrived here from Pat's blog. If you haven't and you would like to hop with us, please make sure you start there and continue through the whole thing for the most chances to win! Speaking of winning, we have some amazing sponsors!

Here are all of our fabulous sponsors, and our team will be using a variety of products
from these companies!

Daydream Designs
Prize: $20 to their digital store

Prize: Gift Card to the online store.

Prize: $50 gift voucher to the shop.

Prize: Prize Package with 5 Stamps
Prize: $20 gift voucher to the shop.
Prize: $10 gift voucher to the shop.

I took advantage of the gorgeous Coffee Bean papers from Eclectic Anthology so I have three cards to share with you! :o) On this card I used 2 papers- one for the poinsettia and one for the panel on the right, My Winterville image is from Stitchy Bear Stamps- creator Lil Diva, Isn't it beautiful! I added Icicle Stickles to the roof tops and shaded the image a bit with a Prisma pencil. 
   Other Supplies: Sweet Stamps-Classy Deer, Spellbinder dies-poinsettia & corner, We R Memory Keepers-Chain ef, Paper Smooches- Joy, gems, Walnut Distress ink 
On this card I used the colors: brown, cream and turquoise for my inspiration and the striped paper is also part of the Coffee bean collection.
Other Supplies: Lawn Fawn- image & sentiment, MFT dies- stitched circle, tree & heart, CB die-snowflakes, Heidi Swapp Confetti stencil, texture paste, burlap, glitter, sequins
For my final card I used one more paper from the Coffee bean collection and one of their free Christmas tags!
Other Supplies: Bo Bunny- Circle date sentiment, Whimsy Stamps- ticket sentiment, Do Crafts-Vintage Notes doily die,
Walnut Distress ink & twine
Well, that's all from me today! Now it's time to hop on over to Vannessa's blog! AND don't forget to link up a project 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!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Christmas Pocket Card withTag

Good morning everyone!

I wanted to pop in today and share a pocket card and tag with you! :)    
I used the adorable Snowman Country Cute image from Crissy's Digi's- available at Whimsy Stamps. It's colored with Copics, cut out with a MFT Stitched Circle die and then I added a touch of Picket Fence Distress Stickles. To create the pocket and tag I used several dies out of the MFT Blueprints 9 set... I LOVE this set, it's so fun to work with!  

Here's a better look at the tag:
I cut the sentiment out of Paper Smooches 'Christmas Words' dies and I used a recollections punch for the snowflakes... added the hand dyed seam binding and a few turquoise sequins and there you have it!

 I won't post again until next week- so I wanted to wish all of my US friends a
Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs, Tammy

Challenges I would like to enter:
Clear It OutWinter Wishes/Stash: Use a Snowflake
Craft Your Passion- Baby It's Cold Outside
Cuttlebug Mania- Make Something with a Snowflake and a Sentiment
Die Cuttin' Divas- Shaped Cards
Dies R Us- Christmas
Inkspirational- Christmas/Optional Twist no Red or Green
Monday Morning- Anything Christmas or Winter
Natalie and Amy's- 'Stitch It!' (I used stitched dies)
Scrapy Land- Add Texture + Paper Smooches Die
Try It On Tuesday- Christmas is Coming

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Autumn Leaves

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...
Autumn Leaves
I decided to use my adorable Wheat Riley image again, I love this little moose! :) He's stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics and I added a bit of shading with Prisma pencils. For the sentiment I painted some chipboard letters and then covered them with Rock Candy Distress Stickles, the papers are from Bo Bunny- the Apple Cider collection. The fence was cut with a MB die, I used a MFT die for the Cornstalk and a QuicKutz die for the large leaves in the corner... punched some tiny leaves, added a touch of Vintage Photo Distress ink... and it's done!

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

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

 I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
City CrafterUse One Word Sentiment
Crafty Sentiment Designs- 2 or more papers
Eclectic Ellapu- Leaves and Foliage
Everybody-Art- Circle on the Card
Love to ScrapSay It In Color- Sentiment must be in color other than Black & White
 One Crazy Stamper- Anything Goes
Stempelsonnene- Everything Goes
The CrazyYour Favorite Technique (coloring with copics)

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Hot Cocoa Just for You...

Good morning everyone!
It's time for a new challenge at Creatalicious and this month the theme is...
Chocolate Flavor
So, it can be anything Chocolate related or you can just use Chocolate colors!
 
I decided to make a Hot Chocolate Holder using a template from the Cutting Cafe... and the sentiments were included!! I printed the template onto green cardstock, cut it out and then stamped snowflakes all over with VersaMark ink. The adorable little "Cocoa" image is from Paper Pretties and it's colored with Copics.

Here's a picture of the inside: 
Other supplies: paper-Recollections, corner punch-EK Success, Snowflakes-CB die, $1 heart punch, ribbon, twine & sequins are all from my stash.

Our wonderful sponsor this month is Scrappiness Designs 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 enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Aud Sentiments- Put the sentiment on the tag
Christmas Stampin' All Year LongAnything Goes
Clear It OutAnything Goes/Stash: Use 3 of The Same Thing (3 sequins)
C.R.A.F.T.Christmas
Crafting Musketeers- Anything But a Card
Crafts 4 EternityBright Colors
Crafty Little FairiesNot a Square
Inky ImpressionsAnimals
Nutcrafters- Anything but a card
Paper ShelterSnowflakes
Papertake Weekly2 or 4 legs
Try It On Tuesday- Hand Made (gifts, decorations)

Monday, November 10, 2014

Snowflake Dancer

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

I wanted to pop in today and share a Christmas card with you... I won this Snowflake Dancer last week from Wee Stamps! Isn't she adorable?!! I was one of the lucky winners who received all three of Sylvia's new stamps! Thank you Sylvia! 
I printed out this little cutie and colored her with Copics, I then added a bit of sparkle to her hair with the clear Wink of Stella pen- and this time you can actually see some of the shimmer in the photo!! :) The background was embossed with the CB Snowflake folder and spritzed with Perfect Pearls Mist. I cut the snowflakes out with a Sizzix die, covered them with Dry Rock Candy Distress glitter and I also used Rock Candy Distress Stickles on her scarf, trim and shoes. The bingo card is from Teresa Collins, stamped with VersaMark ink and dusted with chalk, the sentiment is a $1 stamp from Michaels... added several gems and there you have it!

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Addicted to Stamps- Bling Bling
Christmas Cards All Year Round- No Patterned Paper 
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long- Anything Goes
Completely ChristmasAnything goes: twist- lets see some Blue
Craft Your PassionSomething beginning with B (Blue, Bling & Bingo Card)
Dragonfly Dreams- Let's Be Girly and Use a Die Cut or Punch
Inkspirational- Shine
Jellypark FriendsFestive
The Corrosive- Girly
Through the Purple Haze- (C10) -Punch or Die

Friday, November 7, 2014

Traditional Christmas

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is... T for Traditional Christmas
I decided to make a tent topper card with Traditional Christmas colors and it features a sweet little snowman from Darcie Heater. It's stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics and cut out with a MFT Stitched Circle die. The Sentiment is from Hero Arts, I used $1 punches for the heart & snowflakes and both papers are from my stash. The Country Landscape die is from Memory Box and the button die is from MFT... added the gems and
it's done!

I hope you can join us and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog for
more inspiration!

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

I like to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Creative RomanceWinter Warmers
Card Mania- Dies
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'Snowflakes
Creative Card Crew- Christmas Joy
Dream Valley- Christmas
Jingle Belles- The Great Outdoors
Little Red Wagon- Home Is Where Your Heart Is- I have 2 houses and a heart :)
Penny Black and More- Anything goes
Use Your StuffSnow
Winter WonderlandFrosty the Snowman

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Make it Sparkle...

Good morning everyone!
 It's time for a new challenge at Moving Along With The Times!

This week it's Sue's turn to host the challenge and she chose the fabulous theme...
Sparkle and/or Shine!
I decided to create a tag card with the MFT Blueprints 9 dies and it features an adorable image from Birdie Brown. It's colored with Copics, cut out with a MFT Stitch Circle die and the sentiment is from Jaded Blossom. I used a $1 swirl stamp & VersaMark to create the background and the little strip of dp is from my stash. The heart was made out of MS Crafter's Clay and a mold, I painted it yellow and then covered it with Glamour dust... added the hand dyed seam binding & gems and there you have it!

 Be sure to stop by the challenge blog to check out the gorgeous inspiration from the DT AND this week there's a prize up for grabs for one lucky winner! 

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
CCC Digi Creations- Digi/tags 
Craft Your PassionBright & Sparkly
Crafty Sentiment - Make It Sparkle

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations- Make it Sparkle!
Fab 'n' Funky- 3 embellishments (ribbon, gems and clay heart)
Fitztown- Anniversary/Love
Love to ScrapBling it On! 
MilkCoffeeHand Color Image
The Sailing Pineapple- Make a Tag
Tuesday Throwdown- Shaped Cards

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Holiday Magic

Happy Saturday everyone!

Today is the start of a new challenge at House of Cards and this month we have a wonderful sketch for you to follow... 
and since I'm on the Cute & Fun team I thought this adorable image from Deep Red Stamps would be perfect! :) 
It's stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics and cut out with a MFT Stitched Circle die. The sentiment is a $1 stamp from Michaels, the papers are from Pebbels- The American Collection and I used a MFT die for the photo corners. I cut the snowflakes out with a CB die, added some Glamour dust and a silver sequin to finish them off.

I hope you can join us and be sure to stop by the challenge blog... Mynn has a fabulous 'Faux Quilting' tutorial to show you!

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend! 

Challenges I would like to enter:
Delicious DoodlesBaby, It's Cold Outside
DoubleClick Skittles- polka dots
Fab 'n' Funky- Christmas
Fan-Tastic Tuesday- Anything Goes with a twist-Monochrome
Jingle Belles- Not a Creature was stirring...
One Crazy Stamper- Anything Goes
Paper Shelter- Is it too early for Christmas?
QKR Stampede– 3 of a Kind (3 snowflakes & 3 gems)
Send a Smile 4 Kids- Happy Holidays 4 Kids!
Simon Says Stamp- Anything goes

Monday, October 27, 2014

Trick or Treat

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

I wanted to pop in today and share one last Halloween card with you...
It features an adorable image from the Penny Black "Halloween Critters" stamp set- It's stamped with Memento Black ink and colored with Copics. The sentiment was included in the stamp set, the papers are from Teresa Collins- the Haunted Hallows collection and Vintage Photo DI was used for the distressing. The stars were made out of MS Crafter's Clay and a mold, painted them black and then covered them with black glitter... added the gems
and it's done!

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
A Gem of a Challenge- Trick or Treat (HALLOWEEN)
Catch the Bug- Color Challenge (black, orange & grey)
Crafts 4 EternityHalloween
Cute Card Thursday- Trick or Treat
Fantasy Stampers– Something Spooky
Glitter n Sparkle- Halloween
Hanna & FriendsHalloween
Meljen's DesignsTrick or Treat
One Crazy Stamper- Halloween/ Christmas
Open-MindedHalloween or Dressing Up
PpinkydollsAnything Goes or Halloween
Penny Black SaturdayHalloween or Halloween Colours
Stella Says Sketch- Sketch #217
TimbroScrapMania- Halloween is Coming