Friday, September 4, 2015

Back to School

Good morning everyone!
 It's time for a new challenge at Fussy and Fancy!

This week it's my turn to host the challenge and I chose the theme...
Back to School!
We have two sponsors this time... Sweet Lilac and Fresh Brewed Designs. My card features the adorable Squeaker's Ride image from Fresh Brewed Designs! I think this image is so cute and it was fun to work with! I immediately thought of my nieces when I saw this image... I have six nieces and three of them are College Bound!!

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

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Dies R Us- Back to School
If You Give a Crafter A Cookie- School themed Photo Inspiration
Lacy Sunshine- Back To School
Moving along with the Times- Cute Animal
Papertake Weekly- Anything Goes
Oddball Art Stamps- Back to School
Simon Says StampMake It Colorful
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Trio of Colors (brown, green & gold)
Sisterhood of CraftersSchool Time

Supplies Used:
Image: Squeaker's Ride- Fresh Brewed Designs
Sentiment: computer generated & Teresa Collins
Papers: My Mind's Eye, Notebook paper- Doodlebug
 Dies: tabs- QuicKutz, glasses- Taylored Expressions, flowers- Peony Spellbinder
Other: Copics, Wink of Stella Pen, sequins, pearls, Walnut Stain Distress Ink

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Stitching...

Good morning everyone! 

Today is the start of a new challenge at House of Cards and this month we want to see Stitching on your creations... either real or faux
For my DT card I used the adorable Sleepy Riley image from Riley and Company... he's stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa, colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Paper Smooches. I used MFT dies for the Pierced Fishtail Flags & Stitched Circle frame and a Poppy Stamp die for the stitched buttons. The papers are from Bazzill & MME and to finish it up I added some cream colored twine. 

We'd love you to play along 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 day!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Animal Friends- (C10) Forest Animals
Cards in EnvyCute & Cuddly
Crafty Catz- Golden Oldie (I've had this stamp since 2012)
Crafty Friends- use a sentiment
One Stitch At A Time- Anything Goes with 4 Legged Friends

Thursday, August 27, 2015

For You

Hello everyone! 

Just popping in today to share a Shabby Chic style of card! :o)
It features a sweet image from Lili of the Valley... 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 and both DP are from MME. The stitched button was cut with a Poppy stamps die and I used a Lawn Fawn die for the X-stitching along the top, middle and bottom of the card- if you look real hard you'll see the faux stitching! :) To finish it up I added some hand dyed seam binding, MS punched butterflies and a few amber colored gems.

Well, I think that's it for today... thanks so much for stopping by!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafting By Designs- Things With Wings 
Crafty Ribbons- Butterflies/Birds + Ribbon 
Cutie PieCute and Girly
Papertake WeeklyTake your pick: Technique- Distressing/Vintage, Product- button
Penny Black and More- Summer Flowers
Ruby's RainbowDie Cuts and Punches
Sassy Studio Designs- How Does Your Garden Grow
Simon Says Stamp- Anything Goes
Southern Girls- (C10Flower Power
Stamping Sensations- Anything Goes with a Stamp & Die

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Boys Rule!

Happy Saturday everyone!

Today I'm here to share my second post as the Guest Designer over at 
The current challenge is... Boys Rule and my card is for the Midway Motivation post and it features the adorable Sk8r Boy from Stamping Bella! 
I decided to make a Back to School- Boys Rule themed card! My image is stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics and the sentiments are from Paper Smooches. The papers are from American Crafts & My Mind's Eye. I used an EK Success punch to create the notebook edge and Shabby Shutters ink for the distressing... the green twine and button are from my stash.

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

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks- Distressing
Brown Sugar- Buttons & Bows
Chocolate, Coffee & CardsUse a Sentiment
Cute Card Thursday- Back To School
Kitty Bee DesignsSchool
Sassy Studio Designs- For The Boys
Simon Says Stamp- Back To School

Friday, August 21, 2015

NO Designer Paper!

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is...
N for NO Designer Paper!

I have two cards to share with you today! :) They were created with Tim Holtz Distress Inks, the Smooshing Technique and stencils.

For my first card I used Crushed Olive, Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks and the Tim Holtz Latticework stencil. I stamped the Starburst Flower image (Hero Arts) with Black Onyx ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.
For my second card I used Squeezed Lemonade, Dried Marigold and Spiced Marmalade Distress inks and Heidi Swapp Doily Flower Stencil. The I stamped the swirls with white ink and embossed them with clear embossing powder, the butterfly was cut with a Marianne die and the entire card was spritzed with glimmer mist.
Well, there you have it... two cards without any designer papers! :) Both of these cards were so fun to make and I really like how they turned out!

I hope you can join us and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog for
more inspiration!
Also, we are looking for some new design team members. If you would like to join our friendly team please click HERE!

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
A Vintage JourneyThings with Wings
Artistic InspirationsAnything Goes
CAS-ual Chic- August - Pretty Patterns
Crafting with an AttitudeAnything Goes 
Crafty Sentiment Designs- Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky- Things With Wings
Inspiration Destination- Always Anything Goes
Try It On TuesdaySending You Flowers (flower stamp on #1, flower stencil on #2)
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Citrus with a Twist (I used
Twisted Citron & Squeezed Lemonade Distress inks on my cards)  

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Life is a beach

Happy Saturday everyone!

It's time for a new challenge at Creatalicious and this month the theme is...
Summer Fun at the Beach
We have two sponsors this time... Bunny Zoe's Craft and The Paper Shelter- my card features the fun Summer Attitude image from The Paper Shelter! She's colored with Copics and the Sentiment is from Art Impressions. The doily was cut with a Docrafts die and I used a Momenta die for the shells & sea Horse. The flower was created with the Peony Spellbinder die and the center was made out of crafter's Clay and a mold. The bg paper is from Recollections and I used Walnut Stain ink for the distressing. To finish it up... I added some Glossy Accents and Rock Candy distress glitter to the piece of burlap~ I think it looks a bit like sparkly sand! :) 

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

Thanks so much for stopping by~ your comments always make my day!

Challenges I would like to enter:
A Gem of a Challenge- One for the girls 
Addicted to Stamps and More- (C10) Make Your Mark
Cards und More- Summer Fun
Clear It Out- Theme: Brown- Stash: Brown/Kraft embellishments 
Crafter's Cafe- The Great Outdoors
Daring Cardmakers- Touchy Feely (use lot of texture)
Morgan's Art World- Beachy Keen/Summertime 
QKR StampedeDay at the Beach
Sassy Studio Designs- Monochromatic
Suzy Bee's Bloomin'Anything goes with a twist: monochrome
 

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Lots of Layers...

Good morning everyone! 

I'm thrilled to share my card with you today because I will be joining the fabulous ladies over at Fantasy Stampers as their Guest Designer for the month of August! A big thank you to Jan and the entire DT for having me on board this month!

The current challenge is... Lots of Layers and my card is for the Midway Motivation post... it features a sweet image from Lili of the Valley and a yummy Kraft and Green Apple color combo! I love these colors together! :)  
I stamped my image onto watercolor paper with StazOn Jet Black ink and then I watecolored it with Derwent Inktense Pencils. I created the polka-dot background with the MFT Swiss Dots stencil and some green apple ink, the stitched rectangle frame, stitched circles & pierced rectangles are all from MFT. The sentiment is from Hero Arts and the ticket is from Whimsy Stamps... added a few bright green gems and there you have it!

 Now pop on over to Fantasy Stampers and enter your 'Lots of Layers' cards!

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

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards- Frame it
Crafting for all SeasonsBright and Beautiful 
 Crafty Gals Corner- Let's Celebrate~ Birthday
Fab 'n' Funky- No  Patterned Paper
Incy Wincy Designs- Frame It
STAMPlorations- August - Stamps & Watercolor
Try It On TuesdayUse Stencils (MFT- Swiss Dots Stencil)
Wags 'n Whiskers- Frame it Out

Friday, August 7, 2015

Lazy Summer Days

Happy Friday everyone!

It's time for a new challenge at Fussy and Fancy and the theme this time is...
Lazy Summer Days and our fabulous sponsor is Magnolia-licious!

For my DT card I used a sweet mini Magnolia stamp- Tilda with Cherry Ice... Isn't she adorable?! She's colored with Copics and cut out with a MFT die. The flowers were created with Joy Craft & Spellbinder dies and I added a generous amount of Perfect Pearls Mist to them...   
here's a closer look of the image and the shimmer on the flowers. 
This is my first Magnolia Tilda card. I've always been a little intimidated to color one up, but I did it and I'm happy with the way it turned out... I just might have to buy a regular size Tilda stamp now! :) 

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 beautiful creations!

Thanks so much for stopping by... I'll be back tomorrow! 

Challenges I would like to enter:
 Addicted to Stamps- Anything Goes
CAS-ual Chic- August~ Pretty Patterns (floral paper and doily pattern)
Creative MomentsAnything Goes/Summer Fun
DoubleClick Skittles- Use Food
Marvelous MagnoliaAnything Goes
Penny Black and MoreAugust~ Summer flowers
Ruby's RainbowSomething for a Little Girl
Sister Act CardAlways Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations- August~ Anything goes with a stamp and die
Stempelsonnen- (C10Anything Goes

Other supplies:
Papers: CS- Desert Coral and Peach, DP-MME & Kaiser Craft
Sentiment: Penny Black
Dies: Cherry (Spellbinder), Vintage Notes Doily (Docrafts), Stitched dies (MFT)
Vintage Photo Distress ink, peach pearls

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Let's Chill

Good morning everyone!

Today is the start of a new challenge at House of Cards and this month we would like you to create a card using Metallic elements!
For today's project I decided to make my first ever shaker card! :) It features three images from the Swanky Snowdudes stamp set by Paper Smooches and the "Let's Chill" sentiment is included in the set! The images were colored with Copics, fussy cut out and then I added some sparkle to the grey areas with the Wink of Stella pen. The red background was embossed with the CB Snowflake folder and the snowflakes were stamped using a Hero Arts stamp and Tsukineko metallic silver ink. I cut the metallic silver frame with a MFT die and the shaker portion is filled with punched snowflakes, sequins, silver glitter and metallic silver lined seed beads.
Well, there you have it~ my first shaker card and my first Christmas card for 2015!

I hope you can join us this month 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:
ABC Christmas ChallengeO for Off the Edge
CHNC extra for AugustAnything Christmas
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long- Anything Goes
Holly Jolly Christmas- Inspired by a Christmas Carol- Let it Snow
 Simon Says Stamp- Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland- Christmas Carols/Songs- Let it Snow

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Love and Happiness

Hello everyone and Happy Tuesday!

I wanted to pop in today and share the card that I made for my sister to congratulate her on her new home! She loves anything vintage/shabby chic so this is what I 
came up with...
The sweet little house is from Handmade Harbour and it's colored with Copics. The fabulous sentiment is from Create with TLC and the postage stamp is from Whimsy Stamps. I used a Tim Holtz die for the key, a Spellbinder die for the corner and Joy Craft dies for the flowers. I distressed all the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink and to finish it up I added some Rock Candy Distress Stickles & pearls to the flowers and then sprayed the entire card with Tsukineko Frost Sheer Shimmer Spritz.

This card was so fun to make and it's so sparkly IRL and the best part is my sister absolutely loved it! :o)

Well, I think that's it for today... thanks so much for stopping by!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create- Anything Goes with optional twist:Shabby Chic
Brown Sugar- Anything Goes
Craft Your PassionAlways Anything Goes
Creative MomentsBingo (die cut, image & flowers)
Fan-Tastic TuesdayAnything Goes with a twist: Make It Feminine
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door- Always Anything Goes

Friday, July 24, 2015

Smile

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is... L for Lavender!
For my DT card I chose an adorable image from LOTV... it's stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics and Prisma pencils. The background is embossed with a Darice folder and I used a EK Success punch for the corners. I used a Little Yellow Bicycle die for the word 'smile' and nesties for the flowers... added a few gems and it's done!

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

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

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday- Pets
Dream Valley- (C10) Embossing, wet or dry
Fab 'n' Funky- No patterned paper
Little Miss MuffetAnything Goes
Love to ScrapAnything Goes
One Crazy Stamper- Anything goes (2nd entry)
Stamping Sensations- Feature a Creature (2nd entry)
Top Tip Tuesday- Bingo (gems, sentiment & flowers)

Monday, July 20, 2015

Hubby's Anniversary Card!

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

I wanted to pop in real quick today and share the Anniversary card that I made for my sweet hubby... we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary a few weeks ago and this was the card that I gave to him! :o)
It features an adorable image from LOTV... it's stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics and I added a bit of shading with Prisma pencils. I used MFT dies for the stitched circles, stitched rounded rectangles and numbers. The flowers were created with a Joy Craft die and a small flower punch... added a few tiny pearls and Voila- it's done!

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
613 Avenue Create-Anything Goes with option- Moon and/or Stars
ABC- (C10) N is for Number
Artistic Inspirations- Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart- Always Anything Goes
Get CreativeStars
Inkspirational- Kraft 
One Crazy Stamper- Anything goes
Stamping Sensations- Feature a Creature
The CorrosiveTo "Die" For

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A is 4 Awesome

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new challenge at Creatalicious and this month the theme is...
more than ONE fold.
We have two fabulous sponsors this month- Simon Says Stamp and Crafty Sentiments. I decided to make a circle easel card featuring Herbie from Crafty Sentiments... he's colored with Copics, fussy cut out and then I added a pair of orange glasses using a Taylored Expressions die... I love his glasses! :)
The background is embossed with a Paper Studio folder, I used MFT dies for the Pierced Fishtail Flags and Stitched Circles. The 'awesome' die is from Simon Says Stamp- originally (Pawsome) and I used a Sizzix die & MFT die the rest of the sentiment. The flowers were created with a Joy Craft die & small flower punch... added some liquid pearls to the center of the flowers and there you have it!

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

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

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Card Mania- (July) Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore- Stamp or Digi Anywhere
Crafty Time- Punches or Dies
Digistamps 4 Joy- Anything Goes
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet- Pick Three + Kraft CS (Sentiment, Orange & Punch)
Paper Shelter- Use Some Circles
Papertake Weekly- Don't Be A Square
Polkadoodles- Add Some Embossing
Simon Says Stamp- Get in Shape

Friday, July 10, 2015

Beach Fun

Good morning everyone!

I'm super excited to be posting today... because it's my first card as a new member of the Fussy and Fancy Design Team!! I feel so honored to be part of such a talented team, thank you! :o)

Today is the start of a new challenge and the theme is... Beach Fun and our fabulous sponsor is Sherri Baldy Designs
My card features one of the adorable 'Messy Bessy' images... she colored with Copics and the sentiment is computer generated. The papers are from Recollections, MME & Kaiser crafts. The flowers were cut with a Spellbinder die, I used a QuicKutz die for the palm tree and a Momenta die for the sea shell. I covered a clear button with some matching DP, added a bit of sparkle to her hair & floatie with the Wink of Stella pen... the hand dyed seam binding and pearls are from my stash.

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

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Addicted to Stamps and More- Make Your Mark
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards1 Button & 1 Bow
Crafty Catz- Smmertime
Creative Knockouts- (C8) Summer Fun
Cute Card Thursday- Ladies Only
Inky Impressions- 2 or More Die Cuts
My Besties- Always Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday- Summer Fun

Friday, July 3, 2015

Patriotic Puppy

Happy Friday everyone! 

I wanted to pop in today and share a Patriotic card with you! :o)
This adorable little pup is from Eureka Stamps... he's colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Stampendous. The background is embossed with a Paper Studio folder and the Skyline Border die is from MFT... added a few punched stars and there you have it!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of my US friends I hope you have a safe and Happy 4th of July weekend!!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments- Animals + sentiment
C.R.A.F.T.- Embossing
Cards in Envy- Red, White & Blue
Cardz 4 Guyz- Something Starting with B (blue, bandanna & buildings)
Craftin Desert Divas- Red, White & Blue- 4th of July
Crafty Creations- Red, White and/or Blue
Eureka Stamps-  Red, White & Blue
One Stitch At A Time- Anything Goes with Red White & Blue
Sassy Studio Designs- Red White & Blue
Tuesday Throwdown- It's In The Stars

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Have a Sweet Birthday

Good morning everyone! 

Today starts a new challenge at House of Cards and this month we have a fabulous photo inspiration for you to work with... 

You can use a food image, the colors or both! 
fresh cut color
For my DT card I chose the fabulous Berry Layer Cake image from Handmade Harbour... it's colored with Copics and the sentiment is computer generated. 
The background is embossed with the Darice Damask folder and I use a Joy Craft die for the flowers... added a few pearls and Voila- it's done!

 We'd love you to play along 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 day!

Challenges I would like to enter:
613 Avenue CreateAnything Goes with option- Use a pearl and/or a rose
Die Cuttin' Divas- Anything Goes
Digi ChoosdayUse Some Embossing
Make My Monday- Sweet Summer Treats

Friday, June 26, 2015

Birthday Wishes

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is... J for Jewels
A super easy theme for everyone! :)
My card features the beautiful 'Aurora' Spring Butterfly image from The East Wind! She's colored with Copics and cut out with a MFT Stitched Circle die. I used VersaMark ink and Inkadinkado Sketchy Flourishes stamp set to create the background, the sentiment is from Stampabilities. I used MFT dies for the Fishtail Flags and Butterflies... added some light green gems and there you have it!

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:
Clear It OutTheme: Your Style (bright & bold coloring) Stash: Fav craft product (my die cuts)
Crafting for all SeasonsCute and Summery
Crafting from the HeartAlways Anything Goes
Creative Fingers- Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy- Anything Goes with optional twist "Spring"
Dream Valley- (C10Girly
Kitty Bee Designs- Birthday
Simon Says Stamp- Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze- Use Bright Colors

Friday, June 19, 2015

Round UP

Good morning everyone and happy Friday!

I wanted to pop in today and share the card that I made for my dad for Father's Day!
I used my new Yee Haa! stamp from Lili of the Valley! Oh, I love this image...
I know my dad will too!
It's stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa, colored with Copics and the paper is from Graphic 45. The bingo card is from Teresa Collins and I stamp a sentiment from The Cat's Pajamas inside, the 'Round UP' stamp is from Stampabilities and the 'dad' letters were cut with MFT dies. The edges have been distressed with Walnut Stain ink and to finish it up I added some punched stars and twine.

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Cardz 4 Guyz- Father's Day
Crafts 4 EternityDads
Crafty Cardmakers- (C15) For a Man/Boy
Get Creative- For the Boys / Father's Day
Loves Rubber Stamps- Masculine
Make it Monday with Kraft OutletMasculine + Kraft CS
MAWTT- Inspired By A Song: Happy Trails to You- Dale Evans & Roy Rogers
One Crazy Stamper- Anything Goes
Our Creative Corner- What Makes You Smile: My dad, my dogs & this image!
Simon Says Stamp- Use Your Favorites- (fav. technique- distressing/ fav. product- distress inks)