Monday, September 15, 2014

Flower Power

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

It's time for a new challenge at Creatalicious and this month the theme is...
Flower Power!
Our fabulous sponsor is Meljen's Designs and my card features the adorable Little Girl Bear Hugs image!  She's colored with Copics, cut out with a circle nestie and then I added a touch of pink chalk ink around the edges. The sentiment is from C.C. Designs and the papers are from Heidi Grace & The Paper Studio. I sprayed the smaller flowers with Pink Bubble Gum Glimmer Mist and for the larger flowers I used Peacock Feathers Distress ink, paper pierced around the scallop... added the pearls and there you have it!

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

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
613 Avenue Create- Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe- card for a child
Crafting from the Heart- Always Anything Goes
Crafty Little FairiesSparkle and Bling (glimmer mist & pearls)
Love to ScrapAnything Goes
Pile It On- Flowers and/or Feathers
Wags 'n WhiskersFor The Girls
We Do Doobadoo- Something Feminine

Friday, September 12, 2014

Love Birds

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is... P for Pretty Petals
For my DT creation I made an Anniversary card featuring the sweet Bird Swing image from Wee Stamps! It's stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with Spectrum Noirs markers and the sentiment is from Jaded Blossom. I cut my image out with the Labels 17 Nesties then sponged around the edges with Peeled Paint Distress Ink, the paper is from The paper Studio. I hand dyed the seam binding & papers flowers with Spectrum Noir reinkers CG2 & BT4, spritzed them with a little Perfect Pearls Mist... added the teal gems and it's done!

That's all for now... thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the challenge blog to see the beautiful creations by the other team members!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
7 Kids College Fund- Anything goes
Craft-Dee BowZAnything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Little Miss Muffet- Anything goes + Brand image (Wee image)
Love to ScrapLet's Fly Away!
Ppinkydolls- Anything Goes or Add Flowers
QKR Stampede– Things with Wings
Shopping Our Stash- (C13) Use Chicken or any other bird image
STAMPlorationsStamps and Markers
Vintage StampingAnything Goes + must stamp

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Add Texture!

Good morning everyone!

 It's time for a new challenge at Moving Along With The Times and this week it's my turn to host the challenge and I chose the theme...

ADD TEXTURE!

Any type of texture will do- fabric, twine, lace, embossing, texture paste etc...

 And remember you don't have to make a card... your project can be anything at all, as long as you follow the theme! :)

I decided to make a 5 x 7 birthday card for my wonderful Father-in-Law and it features the adorable Fisher Moose image from Meljen's! It's colored with Copic, the sentiment is computer generated and the papers are from Authentique. For the background I used the Burlap stencil from Tim Holtz and some modeling paste, for the circles I used the Confetti stencil from Heidi Swapp, sponged in VersaMark ink and then embossed them with Aged Ivory Frantage. I cut the fish (CB die) and button (MFT die) out of corrugated kraft cardstock, distressed everything with Vintage Photo Distress ink and to finish it up I added a little raffia and a screw brad. Whew! A lot going on with this card but it was so fun to make and the best part is my FIL loved it!

 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... I will see you tomorrow! 


I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Artistic InspirationsAnything Goes and/or Round
Aud Sentiments- For the Men in our live
DoubleClick SkittlesAnimal
Hobbycutz- For the Boys
Jellypark FriendsIt's All About Pets and Animals
Meljens Designs- Laugh out Loud 
One Stitch At A Time- Anything Goes with a Die
Simon Says Stamp- Make your own background
The Corrosive- Let's Hear It for the Boys

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Sweet Little Blossom

Hello everyone!

I wanted to pop in today and share a birthday card that I made with this adorable Blossom image from Lili of the Valley... 
This little cutie is stamped with Memento Black ink and colored with Copics. The sentiment is from TPC Studio and the papers are from MME & Kaiser Craft. I used Marianne dies for the bird & birdhouse, Spellbinder's Labels 18 for the image & sentiment and a EK Success punch for the photo corner. I distressed all the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink... added a doily, a few tiny pearls and there you have it!

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your day! 

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
ABC- (C10)S is for Shabby Chic
A Creative Romance- A touch of Kraft
A Little Bit Crafty- Distress it!!!
Crafter's Cafe- Child's birthday
Crafting Desert Divas- Anything Goes
Just Inspirational – Vintage
Loves Rubber StampsAnything Goes
Simon Says Stamp- Stamp it
The Crafting Cafe- Shades of one

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 beautiful 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... enjoy your 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