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)

Monday, June 15, 2015

Growing UP is optional

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new challenge at Creatalicious and this month the theme is...
Ribbon and Pearls
For this challenge we have two fabulous sponsors... Di's Digi Stamps and Dr. Digi's- my card features the fun Wired for Sound image from Dr. Digi's! She's colored with Copics, the sentiment is computer generated and the papers are from MME. The flowers were created with a Joy Craft die and a small flower punch... to finish it up I added some hand dyed seam binding and tiny pearls.

Now pop on over to the main challenge blog for more inspiration from the
rest of the DT!

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

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Artistic InspirationsAnything Goes or Twist of Layers
Catch The Bug- Travel
Chocolate, Coffee & CardsUse Pearls
Crafty TimeGirls, Girls, Girls
DoubleClick Skittles- Summer Fun
Inspiration Destination- Always Anything Goes
Love to ScrapAnything Goes
Ooh La La CreationsHere Comes Summer
Scrapbooker PhD- (C10) Summer Fun 
The Stamping Boutique- Summer Fun

Friday, June 12, 2015

Love Bugs

Hello everyone and Happy Friday!

I needed a couple of anniversary cards... so I thought I would pop in today and share them with you! They feature the adorable Cutie Bug in Love image from Fresh Brewed Designs! I love this image... look at their huge eyes!

Both cards are colored with Copics, cut out with MFT Stitched Circle dies and I used a Little Yellow Bicycle die for the word 'love' and MFT dies for the 'bug' letters. 
On my first card I stamped the background with white ink using the Inkadinkado Sketchy Flourishes stamp set and then embossed it with clear EP. I used a MFT die for the Open Scallop and a Joy Craft die for the flowers.
On this card I used MFT dies for the flowers & Fishtail flag, the paper is from Fancy Pants and the background was embossed with a Sizzix flower folder. 

Well, that's all for now... thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!
I'll see you soon! 

Challenges I would like to enter:
Die Cut Divas- June Bug
Ladybug Crafts- Use Your Dies
Little Miss MuffetLet's Get Stitched (faux stitched circles) 
Penny's Paper-Crafty- Use Your Favorite Embellishment (die cut flowers)
Sisterhood of Crafters- Goin' Buggy
Scribbles Designs- B is for... (Bugs)

Monday, June 8, 2015

A Par-fect Birthday!

Good morning everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

I wanted to pop in today and share a birthday card with you... 
my Stepfather loves to golf so I made this for him! :)
It features the fun Golfing Guy from Bugaboo Stamps... he's colored with Copics, the sentiment is computer generated and the paper is from Pebbles. For the background I used the Burlap stencil from Tim Holtz and sponged on some Faded Jeans DI, for the dots I used the Swiss Dots stencil from MFT and sponged it with VersaMark ink and then embossed them with silver embossing powder. I cut the button out with a MFT die and embossed it with 2 coats of  the same silver EP. I used a MFT die for the Fishtail Flag, a EK Sucsess punch for the corners and the edges have been distressed with Faded Jeans ink... to finish it up I added a little shimmer to the golf clubs with the Wink of Stella pen.  

Well, 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- Something Blue 
Art Impressions Stamps- For The Fellas
Aud Sentiments- Bingo (die cut, embossing, 3D item)
Catch the Bug- Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity- Birthday
DoubleClick Skittles- Father's Day or Man Project
Inky Impressions- Make It For A Man
Little Claire's- Outdoors
Love to Scrap- Male Call! (Father's Day or Masculine Project)
Pile It On- For/Featuring a Father/Man
QKR Stampede– Golfing
Simon Says Stamp- Make It Masculine
Sparkle N Sprinkle- Anything Goes (I used silver embossing powder

Monday, June 1, 2015

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 June 1st through June 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 Ruza's blog. Make sure you leave a comment at each person's blog along the way because the prizes are hidden and we'll be doing random drawings from the blogs where they are hiding! :)  After you're done, make a creation to share with us for another chance to win!! AND speaking of winning... 

here are all of our fabulous sponsors... our team will be using a variety of products from these companies!

Deedee's Digis
Prize: Gift Card to the online store
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Eclectic Anthology
Prize: $50 gift voucher to the shop.

Great Impressions
Prize: Prize Package



Inspired By Stamping
Prize: Gift Card to Store
Inspired by Stamping

Stitchy Bear
Prize: $10 gift voucher to the shop.



My first card features the beautiful Blossom image from Stitchy Bear... it's colored with Copics and I added a generous amount of Tsukineko Frost Shimmer Spray to the entire card! Boy, do I love this stuff! I know it's hard to see in the photo but this card is so shimmery IRL! :)
Other Supplies: Hero Arts-sentiment, Paper Studio- paper, Hot Off the Press- Oval Doily die, small pearls &, MS-Butterfly punch
 
On my second card I used the fabulous Cup of Joy image from DeeDee's Digis and the sentiment is included... along with 5 other sentiments!! I used a combination of Copics & Spectrum Noir markers to color this image. 
Other Supplies: MFT- Stitched circles & Fishtail flag dies, Spellbinder- flowers die, MS- Butterfly punch, Wink of Stella clear Pen, Recollections & MME- papers
Well, that's all from me today! Now it's time to hop on over to Toni'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!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Wishing You a Beautiful Day

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is...
H for Hats and/or Handbags!
I decided to make a 5 X 7 card featuring the fabulous- Audrey Loves her Makeup stamp from Stamping Bella! She's stamped with Memento Black ink and colored with a combination of Copics & Spectrum Noir markers. The sentiment is from Penny Black, the papers are from MME and Me & My BIG ideas. The Oval Doily was cut from a Hot Off The Press Die and I used MFT dies for the corner and flowers... to finish off the flowers I added a small punched circle, a punched flower and a tiny pink gem.

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 like to enter this card into the following challenges:
7 Kids College Fund- Anything Goes
Clear It Out- Girls/Stash: Die Cuts, Punches
Creative Knockouts- (C8) Tic Tac Toe (Flowers, sentiment & dies/punches)
DRS Designs- Easy As 1-2-3 (1-image, 2-papers & 3 flowers)
One Crazy Stamper- Anything Goes
Open- Minded- Inspired by a Song (Pretty Women- Roy Orbison)
Penny Black and More- Dies & Punches
Simon Says Stamp- Anything Goes

Saturday, May 23, 2015

OWH Finishing Strong Blog Hop

Happy Memorial day weekend everyone!

Welcome to my stop on the Operation Write Home Finishing Strong Blog Hop!
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Operation Write Home, a charity that has supported heroes with handmade cards since 2007, will be closing later this year. 
All cards need to be sent in by August 1st, so I’m helping to get the word out!

The theme for today's hop is to make a red, white & blue card based on a OWH SketchI have two cards to share with you- both featuring images from 
On my first card I used OWH Sketch #232 and the fun Rock Star Boy image.
Materials: Copics, Pebbles Americana-paper, Paper Smooches- sentiment, EK Success- music note & corner punches, Recollections- star punch & Glossy Accents 
On my second card I used OWH Sketch #241 and the sweet Flower Bird image.
Supplies: Copics, MFT- sentiment, Recollections- paper, heart punch & sm. circle punch, Sizzix- flower EF, Joy Crafts- flower die

I wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU to Sandy, the OWH board and all of the volunteers for your years of hard work and dedication to OWH!
I feel so proud to have been a part of this wonderful organization!! :o)

 Have a happy & safe Memorial Day weekend and have fun hopping!

  Click on the banner at the top of this post to continue to hop.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Friends are the Essence of Life

Happy Wednesday everyone!

I thought I would pop in today and share a fun, bright card with you!
This adorable little dragon is an image from Bugaboo Stamps and the sentiment is included! He's colored with Copics and the paper is from Recollections. I used Nellie's Multi frame dies for the squares and a MFT die for the stitched circle. A Joy Craft die was used to create the flowers... added some green enamel dots and a tiny punched heart and there you have it! 

Thanks so much for stopping by... I'm participating in the OWH Memorial Day Blog Hop, so I'll  see you Saturday! :o)

Challenges I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug- Bingo (Green item, 3D object & Sentiment)
Craft Your Passion- Always Anything Goes
Die Cuttin' Divas- Water a Flower Day
Incy Wincy Designs- Exotic Animals
Kreativeinkauf- (C10) Ladybugs
Make My Monday- Things with Wings
One Sweet- Things with Wings
Simon Says Stamp Monday- X, Y, Z (Y for Yellow)
The Sisters of Craft- Anything Goes
WordArt WednesdaysAnythings Goes

Friday, May 15, 2015

Buzzin' by...

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new challenge at Creatalicious and this month the theme is...
Butterflies
My card features the adorable Bitsy Bug Rosa image from A Day for Daisies and the sentiment is from Penny Black. She's colored with Copics and then I added some sparkle to the wings with the Wink of Stella Pen. I used Nellie's Multi Frames dies for the squares & ovals and the papers are from MME- Heirloom Collection. I used a EK Success punch for the corners and a MS punch for the butterflies... added a few pearls and it's done! 

This month we have two fabulous sponsors... Stamp and Create and Wild Orchid Crafts so make sure you stop by the challenge blog for the prize details and to see the other 'Butterfly' 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:
Craft for the CraicWings
Crafter's Cafe- Feminine
Creative CornerSpring Is In The Air
Crafting with an AttitudeAnything Goes/Spring Fever
Cutie PieLayers
Dream Valley- (C10) Things with Wings
Graph'It Colour- Anything Square
Mema's- Anything Goes
Polkadoodles- Things with Wings
Whoopsi DaisyThings with Wings

Monday, May 11, 2015

Birthday Girl

Happy Monday everyone!

Today I wanted to share a birthday card that I made for one of my nieces!
It features an image from Dilly Bean Stamps... Isn't it beautiful?! And what a perfect image for my niece's birthday! It's colored with Copics and I added a touch of sparkle with the Wink of Stella Pen. For the background I used Tim Holtz Latticework stencil and Peeled Paint distress ink, the sentiment is from Paper Smooches. I used a MFT die for the corner and I cut the flowers out of some Simple Stories polka-dot DP with a Joy Craft die... added a small punched flower and gem to the center of the flowers and there you have it!

Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Challenges I would like to enter:
613 Avenue Create- Anything Goes/Let's Celebrate
Come and Get It- Got Flowers?
Crafting from the Heart- Anything Goes
Crafty Time- Anything New
Deep Ocean- Flowers
Di's Digis Designs- Load on those flowers
Hiding in my Craft Room- Super Scrap Saturday- I used scraps for my flowers
Scrappers Delights- Always anything goes
Scribble and Scrap- Anything Goes

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Breakfast in Bed for Mom

Good morning everyone! 

I'm popping in today to share a vintage style card that I made with a sweet image from my PrintMaster Platinum DVD...  
It was originally a B&W image that I changed to a sepia tone and then I added a touch of color with a yellow Spectrum Noir marker. I used Spellbinder dies and a couple of small punches to create the flowers and the papers are from MME. The edges have been distressed with Walnut Stain ink and I added a bit of shimmer to the colored portions with the Wink of Stella pen. To finish it up I added a punched heart and some tiny yellow pearls to the center of the flowers.

I think this image is sooo cute- I love that little guy serving his mother breakfast in bed AND look in the left hand corner... he walked by a spider! Yikes! lol!

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Craftin Desert Divas- Mother's Day
Get CreativeFor the Ladies or Mother's Day
Incy Wincy DesignsMOM's the word
Little Claire's- April - use kraft card
Little Red Wagon- Distress It!
Lunagirl Moonbeams- Mother
Make it Monday with Kraft OutletMother's Day + Kraft CS
Open-Minded- Shabby chic
Pile It On- Mother's Day/For a Lady
Perfectly Rustics- Use 3 of something (3 flower & 3 pearls)

Friday, May 1, 2015

Best Friends Forever!

Happy Friday everyone!  
I'm back with my second post for today! :)

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is... 
F for Friendship/Friends!
For my DT card I chose this adorable BFF Mermaids image from Michelle Perkett and the sentiment is included! It's colored with Copics and I used Vintage Photo ink for the distressing. I used a Momenta die for the shells & Sea Horse and the corner was cut with a Spellbinder die. The paper is from MME and I used Darice Damask folder for the embossing... added a few gems and there you have it!

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 and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

 I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafting with an AttitudeFreestyle/Fantasy
Crafty Gals Corner- Stripes and/or Polka Dots
Cute Card Thursday - Use A Sentiment
DoubleClick Skittles-For a Mom or a Girl 
Inspiration Destination- Always Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps- Use at least 2 dies
Simply PapercraftAnything Goes or Lots of Layers
Top Tip Tuesday- Duo: mermaids & sea shells
Whimsy InspirationColor an Image

Hello Bokeh!

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 the Bokeh Effect
To start... I added Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint and Peacock Feathers distress inks to a craft mat- sprayed it with water and then "smooshed" my watercolor paper through the puddles... I let that dry completely. Next, I made a very easy stencil... I just cut different sizes of circles out of acetate using circle nesties :o) Then I went to town sponging through my stencil in different shades of blue/teal inks! The sentiment was cut from a Cuttlebug die, I used a MFT die for the stitched circle and a Spellbinder die for the dragonfly and there you have it- my first attempt at the Bokeh Effect!

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... I have one more post scheduled for today, so I will see you soon! :)

Challenges I would like to enter:
Addicted to Stamps and More- (C10) Make Your Mark
Aud Sentiments- Things With Wings + a Sentiment
Crafting by Designs- Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty- Anything But Square
Perfectly Rustics- New Technique (Bokeh Effect)
Shopping Our Stash- Opposite Day (make something that's opposite of your usual style)
Simon Says Stamp- Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Anything Goes
Stamps and StencilsAnything Goes

Monday, April 27, 2015

Spring has Sprung!

Happy Monday everyone!

Today I'm sharing my last post as the Guest Designer over at Sweet Stamps. I've had such a wonderful time designing with their stamps! Thanks again for having me on board this month!

The challenge this week is... Anything But a Card
I decided to make a garden/spring gift bag- it's filled with seed packets, gardening gloves and pruning shears and it featuring the adorable Spring Sprung Buggie set! It's stamped with Memento Black ink and colored with Copics, the papers are from Recollections & American Crafts. The gift bag was created with the WRMK gift bag punch board and I used Spellbinders Carnation nesties for the flower. A MFT die was used for the fishtail flag and I covered a mini clothespin with one of the papers... added several sequins and the gingham ribbon and Voila- it's done!

 Now hop on over to Sweet Stamps and enter your ABaC creations! 

Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug- Garden/Flower Photo inspiration
Come and Get It- Spring is in the Air
C.R.A.F.T.- Make Your Own Embellishment
Craft Your PassionAlways Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas- In the Garden
Kreativeinkauf- Spring in the Garden
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- (C10) Anything Goes
Not Just CardsAlways Anything Goes
One Sweet- Spring Has Sprung

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Old Timer...

Good morning everyone! 

Just a quick post today to share a very bright masculine card... featuring Gus from Bugaboo Stamps! :) 

I used Copics & Spectrum Noir markers to color this fun image and the sentiment is computer generated. The papers are from Recollections and I used QuicKutz nesting dies for the circles. I punched the stars out of a heavy yellow cs, added Dimensional Magic and sprinkled them with Glamour dust... I love the 3D effect and what a perfect way to add sparkle to a masculine card!

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug- Bingo (Bugaboo image, texture & 3 Layers)
Chocolate, Coffee & CardsUse a Die Cut
Come and Get ItThings That Start with "B" (Birthday, Balloons, Bling & Boxer shorts
Crafty Cardmakers- (C15) Dots

Crafty Creations- Seeing Spots
Cut it UpFunny Cards
Incy Wincy DesignsFaux Techniques (Faux enamel stars)
Little Red Wagon- Seeing Spots
Love to ScrapAnything Goes
Sisterhood of CraftersMonochromatic
Tuesday Throwdown- Up In the Air