Saturday, January 24, 2015

Wishes of a Happy Birthday

Happy Saturday everyone!

 I have a very bright birthday card to share with you today :o) 
This adorable image is from Wild Rose Studio... it's stamped with Memento black ink, colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps. The background is embossed with the Lifestyle Crafts Chain folder and I used a EK Sucsess punch for the corners. The DP is from Simple Stories and the flowers were created with Elizabeth Crafts- Bunch of Flowers 2 dies... added a few crystal gems and there you have it!  

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Cut it Up- Die Cuts + Embossing
Cute Card Thursday- Colorful
Dies R UsDie cuts + Embossing
Dream it UpJanuary - Birthday Wishes
Little Claire's- Bright and beautiful
Penny Black and More– Stencils, Masks & Embossing Folders
Perfectly RusticsAnimals
Scrapbook Stamp SocietyAnything goes + Option: Happy Birthday
Scrapy Land- Spots and dots + dies in store (Elizabeth Crafts Flower die 2)
Sweet Stampin- Cute and Cuddly

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Bugaboo Stamps Birthday Celebration

Good morning everyone!

Bugaboo Stamps is celebrating their 5th Birthday and since I LOVE Bugaboo stamps I wanted to join in! So, I have two cards to share with you today...

My first card features the super fun Gus Birthday-Old Fart image and the sentiment is included! It's colored with Copics and all three paper are from MME. I used Vintage Photo ink for the distressing and a MFT die for the button. The gems and twine are from my stash. 
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Cardz 4 Guyz- Anything Goes
Catch the Bug- Saturday Birthday Bingo- I used (Bling, Stripes & Button)
Crafty Sentiments Designs- For A Man
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- (C10) Anything Goes

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My second card features the adorable Clown Around image! It's colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. I used MFT dies for the Pierced Ovals, Stitched Circle and the buttons. The paper is from Recollections and the star charm & twine are from my stash.  
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge- Birthday Card for a Boy
Catch the Bug- Sunday's Birthday Sketch
Loves Rubber Stamps- The letter B- (Buttons, Birthday, Bugaboo image & Bow Tie)
Send a Smile 4 Kids- Anything Goes 4 Kids

Well, that's all from me today... Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

You've Got Mail

Good morning everyone!
It's time for a new challenge at Creatalicious and this month the theme is...
WINTER
We have two fabulous sponsors this month Bizzy Becs and StampArt Design. My card features an adorable image from StampArt Desgin and the sentiment "You've Got Mail" is included! It's colored with Copis and I cut the Pierced Ovals & fishtail flag out with MFT dies. The postage stamps/sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps and the paper is from Paper Pizazz. I used the CB snowflake folder for the embossing and a $1 punch for the snowflakes... added my sequins and Voila, it's done!

For more inspiration be sure to stop by the challenge blog to see the rest of the DT
 Winter 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:
Crafty CreationsBrrrrr Blues
Digistamps 4 Joy- Bingo (die, free & favorite thing- Copics) 
Eureka Stamps- Baby it's cold outside
Great Impressions- Snow Friends
Little Red Wagon- Frosty
PDE Linky Party- Blue & White
{Pin}spirationalSnowflake photo inspiration
Stamps & Fun = CreativityWinter

Friday, January 9, 2015

My first Door Hanger

Happy Friday everyone! 

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is... X for X-periment! We would like you to try a new technique or use materials you've never used before. Well, I've never altered a door hanger before or have I ever used card making materials on wood so I thought I would give it a try :)

I started with a couple coats of cream acrylic paint, after that dried I added a thin layer of One Step Crackle glaze. I applied some texture paste through the Tim Holtz Burlap stencil, after that dried, I sponged the entire hanger with Vintage Photo DI. I wanted a little shine and sparkle so I sprayed it with Krylon Clear gloss and while that was still wet, I added a touch of glamour dust.    
Here's a closer look at the crackle effect, texture paste and some of the sparkle. 
I stamped one of my favorite poems/verses "Footprints In The Sand" (stamp is from Inkadinkado) with Memento Rich Cocoa and attached it to a Romantic Rectangle nestie. I used the Rose Creations nesties for the flowers, added a coat of Krylon clear gloss and glamour dust to them also. The butterflies were cut with my new Tim Holtz dies and embossed with Shabby White Frantage. The gems, wooden house & hand dyed seam binding are all from my stash... and there you have it- my first altered door hanger!

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

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
All Crafts- (Dec/JanAnything but a Card
C.R.A.F.T.Not A Card
Crafty Ribbons- Let's Get Sentimental
Fashionable Stamping- Turn Up the Heat
Ooh La La CreationsWords to Inspire
Penny Black and More– Stencils, Masks & Embossing Folders (I used a Tim Holtz Stencil)
Rhedd's Creative SpiritAltered Art / Mixed Media only
Scrapy Land- Anything goes + dies in store (Rose Creations & Romantic Rectangle)
Simon Say Stamp- Something New (new technique & new dies)
 Simon Says Stamp Monday- Old and New (combination of old & new dies/new technique)

Monday, January 5, 2015

Love you cards...

Happy Monday everyone- I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I have a quick post today to show you a couple of 'Love You' cards... 

My first card features the adorable Kidz Boy- Roses image from Bugaboo Stamps... 
and my second card features a sweet little bear image from StampArt Design
Both images are colored with Copics and all of the papers are from Kaisercraft- the Sweet Pea Collection. I used a couple of my new dies- La-La Land Heart banner die and MFT Pierced Oval dies... Oh how I love new dies!! :o)

Well, that's it for now- short and sweet... enjoy your day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Challenges I would like to enter:
A Gem of a Challenge- Something new 
Catch the Bug- Anything Goes
Cards in EnvyBanners
Country View- Use something new to you
Dies R UsDie cuts & Anything Goes with a Twist- use something NEW!
Send a Smile 4 Kids- Valentine or Love cards 4 kids
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Old and New (old papers & new dies)
The Crafting Cafe- Lots Of Layers

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!

Good morning everyone! 
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you all a very Happy & Healthy 2015!!

Today is the start of a new challenge at House of Cards and this month we would
like you to...

Use glitter and/or be inspired by this photo- 
glittered (blues)

For my creation I made a Fun & Cute style of card featuring an image from Dearie Dolls Stamps. Isn't this stamp adorable?! It looks like they're having so much fun! :)
 It's colored with Copics, I added a bit of shading with Prisma pencils and I used MFT stitched circle dies to cut it out. The sentiment is from Hero Arts and the bg is embossed with a Paper Studio folder. I used QuicKuts dies for the stars and a MB die for the tiny champagne glass. I added Dimensional Magic & Glamour Dust to the smaller stars for a 3D effect and then added some sparkle to the confetti & streamers with the Wink of Stella Pen and there you have it!

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

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Digistamps 4 JoyAdd Glitter
DoubleClick Skittles- Something New (New Year)
Just Inspirational New Year
Little Red Wagon- Happy New Year
Monday MorningNew Somethings
Papertake Weekly- Pick a favorite challenge from this year- (Oh How Cute challenge) 
PDE Linky Party- Celebrations
Simon Says Stamp- Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps Food and/or Drinks
Top Tip Tuesday- Make Your Own (3D Stars with Dimensional magic & Glamour Dust)

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!

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)