Friday, April 11, 2014

Happy Easter

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!
It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is... E for Easter
My card features another Penny Black image from the "Garden Critters" stamp set.  I stamped this adorable little rabbit with Memento Black ink, colored it with Copics and the sentiment is from Stampendous.  I used a MFT die for the buttons and the papers are from Echo Park & American Crafts. To created the carrot I used a MFT heart die, woodgrain ef and the MS Branch punch... added a small hemp bow and there you have it!

Make sure you pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the DT
Easter creations!

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Animal Friends- (C10Spring/Easter
Artistic InspirationsAnything Goes/Easter Animal
Card Mania- Easter
Cards in EnvyEaster (A2 card)
Chocolate, Coffee & CardsUse Stripes
Sassy Studio Designs- Make it Creative...make your own embellishments
Simon Says StampHappy Easter/Sweet Treats

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Happy Spring

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 perfect theme for this 
time of year...
Easter or Spring!
For my DT card I chose an adorable Penny Black image from the "Garden Critters" stamp set! It's stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with a combination of Spectrum Noirs & Copics and the sentiment is from from C.C. Designs. The papers are from BoBunny, Doodlebug Design and The Paper Studio. The image is framed with the Lacey Circle Spellbinder die and the fishtail flags were cut with MFT dies. I used a MS punch for the butterflies, added the gems and it's done! 

Now head on over to the main challenge blog to see the gorgeous creations by the other team members and check out the fabulous prize up for grabs this week too!

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Bearly MineSpring
Bunny Zoe's CraftsMonochrome
Crafter's Cafe- Spring
Crafting for all SeasonsDies and Punches
Crafting Musketeers- Monochrome
Creative Card Crew- Spring
Cutie Pie- Cute with Dies & Punches
Digistamps 4 JoyAdd wings
Incy Wincy DesignsRecipe (3 butterflies, 2fishtail flags & 1 image)
Papertake WeeklySpring Has Sprung
Whoopsi Daisy- Things with Wings

Monday, April 7, 2014

Wee Bunny Hugs

Good morning everyone! 
Today is the start of a new challenge at House of Cards and this time we have a fabulous sketch for you to work with...
AND for the next two weeks you can make either a Fun/Cute Style card (like mine) or a Shabby/Vintage Style card or BOTH! :) 
For my DT card I chose this sweet Wee Bunny image from Wee Stamps!  It's stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. The papers are from Echo Park and the word "Hugs" was cut with a Tim Holtz die. I used MFT dies for the the Rolled Scalloped Flowers and the Fancy Flourish... added a couple of large pearls and there you have it!

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 have a wonderful Monday!

Challenges I would like to enter:
7 Kids College Fund- Anything goes
A Creative RomanceSpring Flowers
Jellypark- Mother's Day
One Crazy Stamper- Anything Goes (#2 entry)
Open-Minded- Animal Antics 
One Stitch At A Time- Flowers
Penny Black and More- Blossoms and Blooms
PolkadoodleC10 Animal Magic
Simply Create TooEaster or Use Bunnies
The Squirrel & The Fox- All creatures great & Small

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Un"FROG"ettable

Hello everyone and Happy Thursday!
I have a very bright circle card to share with you today! 
This adorable little frog is a stamp that I won from DRS Designs a couple of weeks ago... isn't it cute?!!
and since I won two rubber stamps from their store, I went ahead and chose a fun sentiment to match! :) This is the inside of the card. 
My image is stamped with Memento Black ink and colored with a combination of Spectrum Noirs & Copics. The scallop & circles were cut with QuicKutz nesting dies, I used Sizzix dies for the rick-rack & leaves and the papers are from Echo Park & American Crafts. My flowers were created with the Carnation nesties, I added Rock Candy Distress Stickles to all of the flowers- including the stamped ones... the hand dyed seam binding, button and gems are all from my stash and there you have it!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Craft Room- Humour
Craft Your PassionShaped cards/Anything but Square
Hobbybook DesignerTwo or more die cuts
Kaboodle Doodles- Spring is Coming
Lacy Sunshine- Add Flowers
Pile It On- Floral Fantasy
Top Tip TuesdayCute
The CrazyBling It Up
One Crazy Stamper- Anything Goes
Paper ShelterButtons
Scribbles Designs- Toad-ally Unfrogettable!
Use Your StuffDie-Cuts + Stash

Monday, March 31, 2014

Thanks a Latte!

Good morning everyone!  
It's time for a new challenge at House of Cards and since it's the 5th Monday of the month we have a photo inspiration for you to work with and any card making style goes!
Here's my Fun & Cute style card...
This fabulous Coffee Time image is from Bugaboo Stamps and the sentiments is included! It's colored with Copics and I used a Spellbinders Peony die to cut out the sentiment.  The papers are from Studio g, The Paper Studio and Jillibean. I used a QuicKutz die for the photo corners and to finish it up... I punch a bunch of small circles... It needed more green, so that's what I came up with! lol! 

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

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Cute InkC10Anything Goes
Crafty Catz- Anything Goes
Get Inky!Circles
My Craft Spot- Thank You Cards and gifts
One Stitch At A Time- Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap- Always Anything Goes
The Paper Nest DollsAnything Goes

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Sketch Time...

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 us to CASE one of her very first cards and use it as a SKETCH. This is the card...

and here's my interpretation of the sketch... which I loved! 
My card features an adorable Penny Black image from the "Garden Critters" stamp set! It's stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. The paper is from American Crafts and I used a QuicKutz die for the corner. Added a few pearls, paper pierced the scallops and it's done!

I'd like to enter the (tea cup) card into the following challenges:
2 Cute InkC10- Easter/Use a Bunny
Cards in EnvyAnything Goes with an A2 card
Creative Card Crew- Animals
Delightful- Out like a lamb (add a critter) 
Digi ChoosdayAnimals
HobbycutzGirly but no Pink
Paper Pretties WednesdayPaper Piercing
Penny Black and More- So Sweet (sweet image/animal) entry #3 
Sisterhood of CraftersAnimal

Also, we thought it would be fun for each DT member to post one of their very first cards. So I decided to re-post my very first Penny Black card...
I think my cards & blogging have improved a bit over the years!  Nowadays, if an image needs coloring I use my markers AND most important... I take better pictures of my cards!  Oh, how we Live and Learn! LOL :)

 Well, that's it for today... thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the challenge blog to see the fabulous creations by the other team members!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Sweet Little Fairy

Happy Monday everyone!
Just a quick post today to show you a birthday card that I made with this adorable 
Flutterby Fairy image by Meljen's Designs!
This little cutie is colored with Copcis and the sentiments are from Whimsy Stamps & Hero Arts. The background is embossed with the Darice Damask folder and the papers are from MME. Vintage Photo Distress ink was used for the distressing, the flowers were created with the Fiskars Spring Daisy punch... added a few gems and there you have it!

That's it for today, short and sweet... thanks so much for stopping by!

Challenges I would like to enter: 
A Gem of a Challenge- Mothers day/Female Birthday/Special Lady
Charisma CardzC10 Birthday Girls
Craft Your PassionMother's Day/For the Ladies
Digi Haven– Things with Wings
Eclectic Ellapu- Pink Team: Wings
Feeling CraftyDigi and Bling
Hiding in my Craft Room- Lets get Digital!
Kitty Bee DesignsThings with wings
Meljens Designs- Girls just wanna have fun!
Through the Purple HazeC10 BINGO (flowers, image & punch)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Happy Birthday... Old Timer

Good morning everyone!
  
Today I wanted to share with you a birthday card that I made for my Dad!
This dapper fella is from Bugaboo Stamps... It's colored with Copics and the sentiments are computer generated. I stamped the bingo card (Teresa Collins) and the clock (Tim Holtz) with VersaMark and dusted them with chalk. The background is embossed with the CB Houndstooth folder, the papers are from Studio g and I cut the button (MFT die) out of corrugated kraft cardstock.  I used Vintage Photo Distress ink for the distressing, added the brad to the center of the clock and there you have it!

I can't wait to give this card to my dad, I think he's going to love it! :)

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Aurora WingsAnything Goes
Card Mania- Something New (new digi & new clock stamp)
Catch The Bug- Bingo (Bugaboo image, green & texture)
Craft Your Passion- Go Green
Digistamps 4 Joy- Vintage
Kaboodle Doodles- Using Green
Pile It On- For a Guy
Ruby's RainbowHappy Birthday
The Corrosive- Go Green
The Male RoomVintage
The Shabby Tea Room- Anything goes
Tuesday ThrowdownTic Tac Toe (button, digi image & embossing)

Friday, March 14, 2014

Country Flowers

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is... C for Country Flowers
My card features an adorable Penny Black image from the "Garden Critters" stamp set! It's stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.  To create the sunflowers I used the CB Spring flowers die and the fence was cut with the MB Country Fence die.  I use a MS punch for the tiny butterflies and a EK Success die for the corners. The papers are from Doodlebug Design & The Paper Studio and for the distressing I used Vintage Photo distress ink.

I've been on a yellow kick lately... my last few cards have included some shade of yellow! I think it's one of my favorite colors to work with and I love how bright and happy this card turned out!  Maybe spring is just around the corner!! :)

Well, that's it for today... 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:
Animal Friends- Mouse
Crafting from the HeartAnything Goes/Fav Colours 
Created With LoveThink Spring
DL ART Thankful Thursday- Uplifting sentiment with at least 5 words
My Craft SpotCute Critters
Penny Black and More- So Sweet (sweet image) entry #2
Savvy Handmade CardsSpring Flowers
Simon Says Stamp Monday- D is for Distress
Simply Create TooAnimals
Use Your StuffAnimals
WordArt WednesdaysAnything goes

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Gift Box & Note Pad

Good morning everyone!

 It's time for a new challenge at Moving Along With The Times!
This week it's Karina's turn to host and she has challenged us to... 
Make a Box and Decorate it
I decided to make a little gift box (thanks for the link Sue!) and alter a note pad! :) The fun flower image is from Bugaboo Stamps and I used Copics for the coloring.  I cropped around the center flower and printed it several times and in different sizes so I could decorate the box.  The papers are from Studio g and the notebook border punch is from EK Success. I use a CB die & Sizzix die for the letters and a Tim Holtz die for the number 4... added the Good & Plenty candies and there you have it!

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

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Altered Eclectics- Anything Goes (notebook) 
All CraftsAnything but a Card
 Bastel-TraumGifts and Boxes
Crafter's Cafe- Flowers
Everybody-ArtNotebook
Incy Wincy DesignsBlack & White + One other Colour
Make it Monday- Always Anything Goes

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Get Well Soon

Happy Saturday everyone!

I wanted to pop in today and share a card that I made for a friend of mine... She's been a little under the weather and she is a huge dog lover... so I know this will put a smile on her face for sure! :)
This adorable Woof You image is from Lili of the Valley... it's stamped with Memento Black ink and colored with Copics. The sentiment was cut with the CB Everyday Greetings die and I used a MFT die for the flowers. The papers are from Echo Park- the Dots & Stripes collection and I used a touch of teal ink for the distressing. To finish it up I added some hand dyed seam binding and pearls. 

That's it for today... Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of 
the weekend!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Bearly Mine- One for the Girls
C.R.A.F.T.Mother's Day/Female
Card and ScrapUse Dies
Crafts 4 Eternity RecipeSpots & Stripes (the dp in the center has stripes)
Crafty Sentiments- Spots or dots
Fantasy Stampers- Spring Colours + stamped image
Hanna & Friends- Favorite Stamp
Hobbybook Designer Make it Girly!
Lili of the Valley- Crafty Bingo: top line- ribbon, pearls & flowers
Left of Center Creative- Die Cuts
Natalie and Amy'sFlowers
Penny Black and More- So Sweet (sweet image)
Scrapping4funFlowers

Monday, March 3, 2014

Buttons and a Bee Bear!

Good morning everyone! 
Today is the start of a new challenge at House of Cards and this time we have a super easy theme... Buttons!!

 Just add a button or several to your creation~ it can be any kind of buttons... stamped buttons, paper buttons or actual buttons!  AND for the next two weeks you can make either a Fun/Cute Style card (like mine) or a Shabby/Vintage Style card or BOTH! :)
My card features the adorable Bee Bear image from Bugaboo Stamps! This little cutie is colored with Copics and the sentiment & bee hive is from Darcie Heater. The papers are from Echo Park and Recollections. The hexagon die is from Clearly Besotted and I used a MS punch for the scalloped border... added my buttons 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.

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

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Catch The Bug- Anything Goes
DRS Designs- Button Up!
Get Inky- Buttons, Buttons Everywhere
Make it Monday- Always Anything Goes
Melonheadz FriendsBright Colors
One Stitch At A Time- Anything Goes
Pile It On- Sweet/Soft or Bold/Bright
Stella Says Sketch- Sketch #204 
The East Wind- Use a Digi
The Paper Nest DollsAnything Goes

Thursday, February 27, 2014

hi there

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 a really fun theme... she would like us to use 4 items beginning with the letter L on your card or project!

My 4 items are... Lili of the Valley image, Letters, Lines and Little Girl :) 
I stamped this sweet "Blossom" image with Memento Black ink and colored her Copics. The papers are from Cosmo Cricket, Lost & Found and Fancy Pants.  I used a MFT die for the fishtail flag, a QuicKutz die for the corner and the sentiment was cut with the CB Everyday Greetings die. I used a MB die for the Tiny Bow, added a yellow pearl 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 fabulous creations by the other team members!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments- Any Sentiment for a Girl
Card Mania- Use a Sentiment
Deep Ocean- Just for a Girl
Lili of the Valley- Name That Tune: Little Blossom by Dolly Parton
Little Red Wagon- Spring
Make it Monday- Always Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps- Favorite Colors (I love any shade of teal and yellow)

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Birthday Boy

 Good morning everyone!  
Today I wanted to share with you a birthday card that Quinn and Maddie (our fur babies) gave their daddy for his birthday! :)

This adorable image is from Wild Rose Studio... it's stamped with Memento black ink and colored with Copics. The "happy" was cut with a Simon Say Stamp die and the birthday sentiment is from Penny Black.  I used a MFT die for the buttons, a QuicKutz die for the corners and the papers are from Recollections & Doodlebug design.

Well, that's all for today- short and sweet! Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for
stopping by!

Challenges I would like to enter:
7 Kids College Fund- Anything goes
A Little Bit CraftyMan Up
Artistic InspirationsAnything Goes/Masculine
Color Me CreativeAnything Goes
Die Cuttin' Divas- Love Your Pet
Digistamps 4 Joy- Dies or punches
Divas by Design- Rubber Stamps Only
Eureka StampsAnimal Friends
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Happy & Bright (must be square)
Make it Monday- Always Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap- (C15) Always Anything Goes. 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Always and Forever

Good morning everyone and Happy Valentine's Day!

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is... A for Always and Forever!  
So any LOVE creation will do...  Anniversary, Valentines, Weddings- it's up to you!
I decided to make a Anniversary card with an adorable image from Wee Stamps!  It's stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics, the circle sentiment is from Jaded Blossom and the postage stamp/die cut is from Whimsy stamps.  I used a Fiskars punch for the corners and all three papers are from Teresa Collins- You are my Happy collection. The edges have been distressed with Vintage Photo distress ink and to finish it up I added some hand dyed seam binding and there you have it!

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

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
7 Kids College FundAnything goes
City Crafter- Love Bug- Use the word Love (my dp)
Crafting By Designs- Anything for Love
Creative MomentsAnything goes/Love
Divas by Design- With Love
Fan-Tastic TuesdayRomance (must be square)
Paper Crafting Journey- Love is in the Air
Stampotique DesignersPerfect Pairs (2 sentiments, 2 punched corners & 2 bugs)
The Artistic Stamper- Use Distress

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Mermaid Fantasy

Good morning everyone! 

Today starts a new challenge at Moving Along with The Times.
 This week it's Vicky's turn to host the challenge and she chose the fabulous theme...
Fantasy
My card features an image from Delicious Doodles, her name is Marina... isn't she beautiful?!! She's colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. The paper is from Sandy Lion and the flourish was cut with a MFT die... added a few gems and it's done!

  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! :)

Challenges I would like to enter:
4 Krafty Girlz- Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More- (C10)- Make your Mark 
Charisma Cardz- (C10)- Inspired by a Movie (Splash)
Craft Your Passion- a challenge from the past year (#174- All at Sea)
Lacy SunshineUse a Sentiment
Make it Monday- Always Anything Goes
StempelsonnenFantasy
Through The Craft Room Door- Always Anything Goes