Monday, October 31, 2011

Challenge #106 Mo’s Digital Pencil

Ragged Angel

The challenge this week at Mo's Digital Pencil is Any Holiday or Celebration.  I used the digital image “Ragged Angel” for a Christmas card.

The image is colored with Copics, and I added some MS fine glitter to her wings, and iridescent glitter for snow around her feet.

I used two embossing folders for the background paper.  One is the snowflake folder by Cuttlebug, and the other is “ribbon/beads” folder by Sizzix.  Once they were embossed I lightly sanded them.

The flowers were made with the Winter Wonderland cartridge by Cricut.  I just added some more MS glitter and metal brads for the centers.

Marilyn

Challenges:

Mo's Digital Pencil – #106 Any Holiday/Celebration.

Saturday Challenge – #158 Spooky or Whimsical.

Pollycraft Monday – Anything Goes.

Lollipop Crafts – #55 Anything Goes.

Paper Playtime – #59 Anything Goes.

Heart Song Inspiration – #22 Emboss/3 or More Layers.

Bah-Humbug – #43 Die Cuts.

Crafts 4 Eternity – #43 Theme Recipe (Magical Mystical).

Crafty Sentiments – No Designer Paper.

Stamps R Us Challenge – Masculine

Our theme for the next two weeks is “Masculine”.  We are being sponsored by The Doodle Pantry.  You can find all the info about the generous prize offered on the Stamps R Us challenge blog.  Good luck!

Digging Ant

We were all lucky enough to work with some of the gorgeous digital image from The Doodle Pantry, and this one is called “Digging Ant”.

I did a spotlighting card, and only colored the part of the image I wanted to shine.  I love this technique, it’s fun and easy to do, and the card goes together very quickly.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

Marilyn

Challenges:

MAWTT – #120 No Girls Allowed.

The Poodles Parlour – Lets Hear It For The Boys!

Come And Get It – Anything Goes.

Creative Card Crew – Fallin’ In Love.

Cards For Men – #22 Animals.

Catch The Bug and Craft Your Passion

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Today Bugaboo Stamps is teaming up with Craft Your Passion Challenges blog, and the theme is a Bingo Card.  Head on over to Craft Your Passion for all the details and the Bingo Card.  Don’t forget Bugaboo Stamps is also sponsoring this challenge, so that gives you more opportunities to win Bugaboo Stamps!

Bobblehead Halloween - Mummy

The Bugaboo image I used for this card is called Bobblehead Halloween – Mummy.  I’ve used the middle horizontal line of the Bingo Card, which was buttons, free and sentiment.  I’ve colored the image with Copics, and used the Wonky Dies by Spellbinders to layer the image.  The designer paper is from the Eerie Paper pad by Basic Grey.    The black goo was made with the MS Goo border punch.  The frog/sentiment is a die cut from the dollar store. 

Hope you have fun tonight trick or treating!

Marilyn'

Challenges:

Divas By Design – #13 Something Spooky!

Fab 'n' Funky – #96 Hubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble.

For Fun Challenges – Halloween Anything Goes.

My Mum's Craft Shop – #29 Spooky Time.

Penny's Paper Craft – #65 Halloween.

Simon Says Stamps – Anything Goes.

Stampin' Royalty – #95 Spooky/Creepy/Halloween.

The Paper Variety – Cute/Spooky.

The Sisterhood Of Crafters – Halloween.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Anything Goes!

Well, it’s sad to say this is my last card as a GDT with the lovely ladies on the Sweet Stampin' Challenge blog.  I’ve had a wonderful month with you, and thanks so very much for being invited to create with you! 

The challenge this week is “Anything Goes”, one of my favourite themes!  I sure hope you’ll play along with us.

Snowman Fall

This lovely digital image was a freebie on Paper Craft Planet last year.  I’ve used it a lot, just because well, its cute, and the sentiment is perfect!  The image is by Digi Kitty.

I’ve colored the image with copics.  The designer paper is Nordic Holiday by Basic Grey.  I’ve used the snowflake embossing folder by Cuttlebug on the red panel.

Thanks for poppin’ in, and have a wonderful week-end!

Marilyn

Challenges:

Make It Monday – Anything Goes.

Simon Says Stamp – Anything Goes.

Charisma Cardz – #43 Anything Goes.

PaperCrafting Journey – #22 Use A Digi.

Digi Doodle Shop's – #80 Anything Goes.

Crimbo Crackers – #1 Anything Goes.

Saturday Challenge At Catch The Bug

This week’s challenge at Catch The Bug is a “Photo Inspiration”.  You can get all the details on the Catch The Bug challenge blog. 

Goofy Ghost - Tombstone

For my card I used the Goofy Ghost – Tombstone image which you can purchase at the Bugaboo Stamps store.  The designer paper is from the Eerie Paper Pad by Basic Grey, and I believe the brads are by Doodlebug.  I colored the image with Copics, then used Peeled Paint distress ink by Tim Holtz around the edges.  The tag is a removable book mark.

Marilyn

Challenges:

The Crafty Pad – Challenge #144 Halloween.

Top Tip Tuesday – Challenge #57 Trick Or Treat.

Sentimental Sundays – Challenge #78 Halloween.

Pollycraft Mondays – Challenge #116 Spooky Goings On!

Party Time Tuesdays – PTT#39 Anything Goes.

Simon Says Stamp – Anything Goes.

The ABC Challenge – B is for BOO.

Stampavie – Challenge #154 Halloween.

Crafting For All Seasons – #12 Halloween.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Holy Cow!

Today’s freebie Friday is a cute little image called “Holy Cow”.  You can grab this at Bugaboo Stamps today. 

Holy Cow

I love this image, so many possibilities.  I paired it with the sentiment “you’re how old” for a birthday card.

The shape of the card was created with the large Spellbinder dies.  I took the biggest and just folded it in half for the base card.  The image is layered on the regular Spellbinder dies.  I colored the image with Copics, and used MS glitter for the wings.  The flowers were made with the MFT daisy dies.  The designer paper is by My Minds Eye, and the ribbon I picked up at Wal-Mart.

I’m glad you took the time to pop in, have a great week-end!

Marilyn

Challenges:

Crafts And Me – #58 Winter Blues.

Little Darlings – #10 Not A Square.

Simon Says Stamp – Anything Goes.

The Paper Shelter – #37 Anything Goes.

Lollipop Crafts – #54 Embellish It!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Bugaboo and Shopping Our Stash

Hi everyone!  This week Bugaboo Stamps is sponsoring Shopping Our Stash challenge blog, and a few of the DT members from Catch The Bug blog are joining them, including me.  The theme is “Halloween/Fall”.  To get get all the information for this challenge by visiting the Shopping Our Stash blog.  Good Luck!

AKV Witch Kitty

I’ve used the cute AKV - Witch Kitty, which you can pick up at the Bugaboo Stamps store.  I colored the image with copics, and then layered the image using the Spellbinder round and scalloped dies.  The designer paper is The Apothecary Emporium by Echo Park.  The sentiment was computer generated.  The cute pumpkin brad is by Doodlebug.

Thanks for stopping by, and hope you’ll join us this week for the challenge.

Marilyn

Challenges:

Fashionista Fridays – FF#94 Spooky Fall.

The Poodle Parlour – Spooky Halloween.

2 Sisters – Challenge #62 Pumpkin Patch.

All Sorts Challenge – Week 126 Halloween.

CMC Copic Challenge – #29 Fun Halloween.

Craft Your Days Away – Challenge #31 Halloween Colors.

Raise The Bar – Challenge #80 Orange and Black.

Stampin' For The Week-End – Challenge #19 Spooky.

New Release Day at Bugaboo Stamps

Today’s new release is called “Faith Block”.  You can find this one and others as part of the new release at the Bugaboo Stamps store. 

Faith Block

I decided instead of taking the coloring route for the roses, I would paper piece the flowers, and add a second layer of part of the rose for dimension.  The background was embossed with a folder by Sizzix.  I used the same designer paper for the butterfly, which was made with the MS Butterfly punch.  I then added some clear rhinestones for the body.  A very simple card but with a touch of elegance.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

Marilyn

Challenges:

Paper Sundaes – Challenge #92 Sundae Bar (Black and Sparkle).

Sparkles Forum – Challenge #23 Remembrance Sunday.

OSAAT – Challenge #85 Emboss It!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

BOOOOOOO…………

I have to say my favourite time of the year (holiday) is Halloween.  I love to see all the kids in there costumes.  I especially love the scary ones, ghosts, goblins and zombies.  The scarier the better, and I have been known to scare a few trick or treater’s in my day!  Anyway, with that in mind our theme for this week at the Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog is Halloween. 

Bugaboo - Ghost

I’ve used an image from Bugaboo Stamps called “Goofy Ghost”.  I computer generated the Boo sentiment as part of the image, and then added some black stickles to the lettering.  There is also black and orange stickles on the bowtie and heart.  The designer paper is by Echo Park called Apothecary Emporium.  The black dripping goo is a border punch by Martha Stewart.  The ribbon and little bat are finds from the Dollar Store, and the twine is by We R Memories.

I hope you’ll join our challenge this week.  Thanks for “flying” by!  Enjoy your week-end.

Marilyn

Challenges:

Hooked On Craft Challenge – #10 Something Spooky!

Creative Stamp Friends – #36 Halloween.

There's Magic In The Air – Halloween Colors.

Magical Monday Challenge – Halloween.

Creative Card Crew – Spooky Fun.

Digital Tuesday – Challenge #133 Happy Halloween.

Papertake Weekly – Spooky Hues.

Catch The Bug Challenge

It’s that time again!  Time for another  challenge over at the Catch The Bug challenge blog.  The theme this week is “Homecoming Dance – School Colors”.  So we’d like to see a card or project using the colors of your school.  I don’t know about you, but I had to go way back and try and remember our school colors.  I think it was right around the time that the horse and buggy became obsolete….lol.  Well, maybe not that long ago.  Anyway as it turns out, my school colors were “Garnet and Gold”.  If you need any more information about the prizes or challenge dance on over to the Catch The Bug blog.

Scarlette - Scarf

The image I used for my card is called  Scarlette – Scarf.  I know it looks more red than garnet, but it was the closest color I had in Copics.  The designer paper is by Martha Stewart.  The image was layered with the oval and scalloped dies by Spellbinders. The tag is also a die by Spellbinders. 

I hope you’ll join our challenge this week!  Have a wonderful week-end.

Marilyn

Challenges:

Make It Monday – Challenge #59 Anything Goes.

Polly Craft Monday – #115 Girls, Girls, Girls!

Top Tip Tuesday – Challenge #56 Layer It Up!

Sweet Stamps Blog – Challenge #37 Lots Of Layers.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Sticky Business!

Sticky

This little guy is called “Sticky” and you can get him at Mo’s Digital Pencil.  The challenge at Mo’s was to use your favourite MDP image and a sentiment.  So I love all of them, but as of today Sticky is my favourite, but of course that changes from day to day. 

I decided to do some paper piecing.  It’s my favourite technique to use on cards.  The only part colored with copics is the face and hands.  I used some pink chalk ink to get those rosy cheeks!  Then I used liquid applique and glitter on the hat trim and pom poms.  I also used some white embroidery thread for the rope belt on his pants.  The embossed corners were done with a Fiskars corner/embossing punch.  The sentiment was computer generated.  I wanted a Christmas themed card for a friends birthday since she celebrates her day just before Christmas.

Sticky Close Up

Thought I’d show a close-up of the little guy.

It’s hard to see by the picture, but I added the boots and cuff a second time using pop dots for a 3D effect.

So thanks for taking the time to pop by.  Have a wonderful week-end.

Marilyn

Challenges:

Mo's Digital Pencil – Challenge #105 Fav Image and Sentiment.

 Southern Girls – #30 Stripes and Polka Dots. (Polka Dots on pants)

Charisma Cardz – Challenge #42 Embossing.

Stampin' B's Design – #133 Use Scoring.

Sweet 'n Sassy – SNSDC25 Let’s Get In Shape.

Crafty Catz Weekly – #104 Happy Birthday plus Sentiment.

OSAAT – #84 Shape Up!

Tuesday Throwdown – Challenge #71 Shaped Card.

Crafty Creations – #140 Christmas Birthday.

Swap Challenge With The Greeting Farm

Hi everyone!  Today Catch The Bug challenge blog DT members are teaming up with The Greeting Farm challenge blog.  The theme is “Case The Card”.  You have a choice of either the sketch, theme, or color combo, and if you are very adventurous you can do them all!  You can find all the details of the challenge on the TGF blog.  Good luck!

Penny Trick or Treat

The DT members we’re all very lucky to work with images from The Greeting Farm.  I chose “Penny Trick or Treat”.  Isn’t she the sweetest little mouse!

I made a twisted easel card, and chose to case the sketch and the color combo which was green, white and black.  The designer papers are from both the Eerie Paper pad by Basic Grey and the Apothecary Emporium by Echo Park.  I used the MS butterfly punch and then glittered it with fine black glitter.  I wanted a spooky butterfly! 

I hope you’ll drop by the TGF blog and join in on the fun!  Hope to see you there!

Marilyn

Challenges:

Paper Sundaes – Challenge #91 Halloween or Fall.

Dream Valley – Challenge #18 Halloween.

Sparkles Forum – Challenge #22 Halloween.

Challenge Up Your Life – Challenge #54 Halloween.

Craft Your Days Away – Challenge #31 Halloween Colors.

One Stop Craft Challenge – #153 Halloween.

I Did It Creations – Challenge #77 If I Could Talk To The Animals.

Sentimental Sundays – Challenge #77 Fancy Folds.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Swap Challenge With Do You Stack Up!

So today the DT members with Catch The Bug are joining the DT members of Do You Stack Up Challenge blog, and the theme for this weeks challenge is “Trees”.  Hop over to the Do You Stack Up blog to get all the details for the challenge, and your chance to win more Bugaboo Stamps.

AKV Earth Day - Hug A Tree

So I’ve used the digital image "AKV Earth Day - Hug A Tree"  for my image.  I colored the image with Copics, then I added some Flower Soft for the leaves.  Sticking with the tree theme, I used designer paper from the Lime Twist paper pad by My Minds Eye.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.

Marilyn

Challenges:

CES Challenges – #58 Forever Autumn.

Fussy and Fancy Challenges – Fall or Halloween.

Stampin' For The Weekend – Colors Of Autumn.

Oldie But Goodie Thursday!

It’s OBG Thursday on the Catch The Bug blog, and I’m using the AKV Anchor Pirate.

Anchor Pirate

This image is perfect for a boy or man’s birthday card, and I was thinking it would make a cute Halloween card too!

The image is colored with Copics, and the designer paper is from the Oliver Paper Pad by Basic Grey.  I got the sentiment from Create With TLC.

Marilyn

Challenges:

Sweet 'n Sassy – SNSDC24 Recipe.

Paper Play Challenges – Week 42 Use Black.

4 Crafty Chicks – Challenge #60 Marker It Up!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

New Release Day!

Today’s new release features “J.J. Snowflake” by Bugaboo Stamps.  Head on over to the store and check out all the wonderful digital images by Jodie.

JJ Snowflake

Isn’t she cute!  Wish I could use a snowflake to cover myself….lol.  The image is colored with Copics.  I used the Midnight Frost designer papers by Bo Bunny.  The flowers and leaf swirls were made with the MFT dies.  Lace border punch by Martha Stewart, and ribbon from the dollar store.

Marilyn

Challenges:

Stamptacular Sunday – Challenge #134 You Choose!

Aud Sentiments – Challenge #39 Any Sentiment/Winter Theme.

Squiggles and Giggles – Christmas Cheer Challenge.

Little Claires Designs – Challenge #14 Christmas.

Crafty Ann's – Challenge #51 Inspired By A Christmas Song. (You’re All I Want For Christmas by Brook Benton)

Fashionista Friday – Challenge #93 Girls Rock!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Nature’s Gifts

We’ve got another wonderful challenge for the next two weeks on the Stamps R Us challenge blog, and it’s “Nature’s Gifts”.  We are being sponsored by Heart Song Designs, who have a prize for one lucky winner!  We were also privileged to work with some of the beautiful digital images by Heart Song.  Good luck everyone!

Snowman Love

This is “Snowman Love” by Heart songs.  It is a pre-colored image but can be purchased as a uncoloured digital.

The designer papers are by My Minds Eye – Winter Papers.  I used the Martha Stewart Snowflakes border punch.

Have a great week and thanks for poppin in!

Marilyn

Challenges:

Crafting When We Can – It’s Christmas Almost!

The Corrosive Challenge – #135 Things That Fly.

Winter Wonderland – Robin Redbreast.

OLLCB – Challenge #91 Let It Snow.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Masculine Theme Challenge

We’ve got another wonderful challenge for you this week on the Sweet Stampin' blog, and the theme is “Masculine”.  I don’t know about you, but I find I never make enough cards for men or boys, so this was a perfect opportunity to get one done!  I hope you’ll play along with us this week.  We look forward to all your lovely creations.  Good Luck!

Kitchen Knight

This image is called “Kitchen Knight” and it’s from Mo’s Digital Pencil.  He sure looks like he is having a ball! 

I colored the image with Copics, and then used the round and scalloped die by Spellbinders to layer the image.  The cute designer paper is by 3 Bugs In A Rug, and it’s called D Is For Dinosaur, a perfect match for the image.  I added a bit of machine stitching in orange for just a bit of detail. 

The star buttons I made myself.  I just cut them out using a Cricut cartridge.  Then I applied some clear ink and Ultra Thick clear embossing powder, and heat set it with a heat gun.  I applied about 5 layers and it gave it the burnt orange color and thickness.  Very simple to do, and a lovely effect.  If you want to give it a crackled look, put it in the freezer for about 1/2 hour.  Once you take it out of the freezer just bend the stars in a few places and the embossing powder will crack giving you the crackled look.

Challenges:

The Sisterhood Of Crafters – Birthday Celebrations.

Crafts And Me – Challenge #56 Orange.

Top Tip Tuesday – Use Designer Paper.

I Did It Creations – Challenge #76 Anything Goes.

OSAAT – Challenge #83 Anything Goes.

Paper Sundaes – Challenge #90 Favourite Color Combos. (Orange and Blue)

Birthday Sundaes – Challenge #30 Fall Colors Birthday Card.

Southern Girls – Challenge #29 Slugs, Snails and Puppydog’s Tails.

Mo's Digital Pencil – Challenge #104 Inspired by A Song. (Puff The Magic Dragon)

Animal Antics!

Woo Hoo it’s Saturday and time for another fun challenge on the Catch The Bug challenge blog!  This week we are looking for animals on your cards/projects, but animals getting into mischief, or having some fun and their is no shortage of amazing images at Bugaboo Stamps that fit the theme. 

Winter Bird - Sled 2

 

Winter Bird - Sled

I’ve used the image Winter Birds – Sled to make a Pendulum Card.  When you move the snowflake back and forth it gives the appearance of the bird sledding down the hill.  Hard to really get the effect in a still picture.

Once I colored the image with Copics and cut it out I added some flower soft to create snow around the sled.  The designer paper is the Midnight Frost Collection by Bo Bunny.  The sentiment is a sticker. 

Challenges:

The Paper Shelter – Challenge #35 We Love Animals.

Sentimental Sundays – Challenge #75 Anything Goes.

Stamp-N-Doodle – Outdoors.

Charisma Cardz – Challenge #41 In Stitches.

C.R.A.F.T. – Challenge #124 Recipe.

Aud Sentiments – Challenge #39 Any Sentiment plus Winter Theme.

My Mums Craft Shop – Challenge #27 Song (Jingle Bells).

Friday, October 14, 2011

Bugaboo Stamps Freebie Friday!

Woo Hoo Friday, and the start to another week-end!  Of course it’s also Freebie Friday with Bugaboo Stamps.  This week Bugaboo Stamps is offering you the image “Witch Peeker”, and it’s perfect for all those Halloween cards and projects. 

Witch Peeker

Isn’t she sweet!!  I’ve used Copics to color the image, then used a glitter pen and stickles for sparkle.  The designer paper is from the Echo Park Apothecary Emporium paper pad.  Ribbon and lace are scraps from other projects.  The mini rose was made with the MFT rolled roses die.

Have a wonderful week-end!

Marilyn

Challenges:

Paper Crafting Journey – Challenge #21 Color Combo (Black, White, Orange)

Crafty Ribbons – Challenge #4 Ribbon and Lace.

Sarah Hurley – Challenge #51 Halloween Horrors.

Sketch N Stash – Challenge #72 Sketch.

Simon Says Stamps – Halloween/Goth.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

In Stitches!

This week we have a great challenge for you on the Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog, and it’s Stitches.  We want to see all those lovely cards/projects with stitching on it.  It can be real or faux stitching. 

JJ Shop For Two

This week I’ve used a lovely image from Bugaboo Stamps, and it’s called “J.J. Shop For Two”.  This image also comes with the sentiment.  I colored most of the image with Copics, but paper pieced the dress.  My designer paper is by K&Company, it’s the Itsy Bitsy Paper Pad.  I used a zig zag stitch to join the designer papers, and on the Wonkey dies by Spellbinders.  The little outfit is a die cut.

I hope you’ll get a chance to play with us this week, and good luck on the challenge.

Marilyn

Challenges:

OSAAT – Challenge #82 Use A Digi.

Paper Sundaes – Challenge #89 Lots of Layers.

Sentimental Sundays – Challenge #75 Sewing or Stitching.

Make It Monday – Challenge #57 Anything Goes.

Anything Goes Challenge – #51 Die Cuts/Punches.

Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes.

Trick Or Treat – Anything But A Card!

This weeks challenge on the Catch The Bug blog is to create a project for Halloween.  No cards this week ladies!  I found a tutorial for making vintage Halloween projects, and I adapted it to fit my needs. 

Bugaboo Wands

I made these two wands using the Bugaboo images “Halloween Brat – Pumpkin, and Goofy Ghost – Moon and Star.

Hween Brat - Pumpkin

This wand uses the Halloween Brat image, which I colored with Copics, and then used Black and Orange stickles for the sparkle.  The designer paper is by Graphic 45.  The border punch is by Martha Stewart.  The little broom and black cat are dies I picked up at the dollar store.

Goofy Ghost Moon and Star

This is the Goofy Ghost image, which I just used C1 Copic to shade the ghost, then a bit of stickles for the heart.  The banner I made myself, and the letters were cut with the my Cricut.  The weird little spider is also a die cut from the dollar store.  The DP is also by Graphic 45.

I hope you’ll join our challenge this week, I look forward to seeing all the scary Halloween projects.  Have fun and good luck!

Marilyn

Challenges:

Come And Get it Challenges – Happy Halloween.

I Did It Creations – Challenge #75 Halloween.

Hooked On Crafts – Challenge #9 Anything But A Card.

KB Cute Monday – Challenge #29 Halloween.

Lollipop Crafts – Challenge #51 Halloween.

The Paper Shelter – Challenge #34 Halloween Party.

Simon Says Stamp – Sparkle and Bling.

Tuesday Throwdown – Challenge #69 Halloween.

Craft Your Passion – Challenge #79 Anything Goes Plus Ribbon.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Freebie Friday!

Hi everyone!  It’s Friday, and time for a wonderful freebie offered by Jodie owner of Bugaboo Stamps.  This week the image is “Kidlet Wizard”, and he is a cutie pie!!

Kidlet Wizard

So, I colored the image with copics, and then used yellow stickles on the stars.  The designer paper is from the Carton Card Stack, that I picked up at Walmart.  I added some stitching using shades of blue then yellow embroidery floss. 

Have a wonderful week-end and thanks for poppin by!

Marilyn

Challenges:

Sketch N Stash – Challenge #71, Sketch and Options.

Crazy 4 Challenges – C4C107 Anything Goes.

Sparkles Forum – Challenge #21 Something That Sparkles.

The Crafty Pad – Challenge #141 One For The Boys.

Crafts And Me – Challenge #55 Use A Digi.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

New Release Tuesday

Happy Hween Cat Silhouette

Jodie the designer and owner of Bugaboo Stamps has created this gorgeous Halloween Silhouette.  It is being released today along with more of her silhouette images.  This one is called “Happy Halloween Cat Silhouette”.  I love love love it!

What a simple card to put together.  It took no time at all.  I’ve used the “Goo” punch by Martha Stewart, and the Spellbinder round and scalloped dies.  The embossing folder is by Cuttlebug.  Plus I get to say no Copics were used in this creation….lol.

I hope you will check out the Bugaboo Stamps store.  Take a cup of coffee with you, because you will be there for a spell!

Marilyn

Challenges:

Crafty Creations – Challenge #137 CAS.

Stampin Royalty – Challenge #91 K.I.S.S.

The Sisterhood Of Crafters – Love That Silhouette.

Truly Scrumptious – Challenge #66 Clean and Simple.

Stampin' B's Design – Challenge #130 Halloween Card.

4 Crafty Chicks – Challenge #57 Anything Goes.

Monday, October 3, 2011

New Challenge At Stamps R Us

Happy Monday, and welcome to our brand new challenge for the next two weeks over at Stamps R Us.  Our challenge theme is the “Fall”.  So it could be Halloween, or just the lovely colors of Fall.  Totally up to you!  Our generous sponsor for this challenge is Robyn's Fetish, and our DT created all their awesome projects using Robyn’s images.  Have fun, and good luck!

Pumpkin Magic

I decided to make a book-mark using the “Pumpkin Magic” digital image.  I was able to use all left over scraps of cardstock to make the book-mark.  The punch is by Martha Stewart, and the layers are the round and scalloped dies by Spellbinders.

Thanks for stopping in!

Marilyn

Challenges:

Little Darlings – Challenge #8 Fall or Halloween.

Crafty Ribbons – Challenge #3 Halloween.

Paper Crafting Journey – Challenge #20 Dies/Punches.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

I’m GD For Sweet Stampin’ Challenges!

Hi, everyone!  I’m so excited that I can finally share the news.  It’s a great honour to be a GD on the Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog for the month of October.  Thank you ladies!

So the challenge for this week is “Lilac and Lace”.  A gorgeous combination!  I’ve used the image “House Work Fairy” by Mo's Digital Pencil.

House Work Fairy

My card stock and designer papers are various shades of Lilac, although they appear darker in this picture.  I had to add a burst of blue for some eye candy.  The image is colored with Copics and then layered using the round Spellbinder dies.  The designer paper is from the Lilac Avenue paper pad by Kaiser Craft.  The corner dies are by Cuttlebug, and the punch is by Martha Stewart.

I hope you’ll join our challenge this week, and we look forward to seeing all your lovely creations!

Marilyn

Challenges:

Scrap-Creations – It’s A Girl Thing.

Bearly-Mine – Challenge #20 # DP/Backing Papers.

The Paper Shelter – Challenge #38 For The Girls.

Flutter By Wednesday – Challenge #173 Open.

Paper Craft Star – Challenge #64 Lace.

Simon Says Stamp – Anything Goes.

Crafty Catz Weekly – Challenge #102 Things With Wings.

Anything Goes Challenge at Catch The Bug

Hi, and happy Saturday, I hope it’s been a good one so far.  This weeks challenge at Catch The Bug is everyone’s favourite, “Anything Goes”.  So have fun, and I look forward to seeing all the wonderful cards/projects that are posted.  Good luck!

WCMDScarletteBadge

Today is also World Card Making Day, and Bugaboo Stamps is offering a free digital image so that you can make a card to celebrate.  We will be having two link ups on the Catch The Bug challenge blog.  One for the “Anything Goes” challenge and one for “World Card Making Day”.  So you now have two changes to win some fabulous Bugaboo Stamps.  Just remember you have to use the freebie for World Card Making Day.  Have fun!

Bobblehead Giraffe

I’ve created a card using the “Bobblehead Giraffe” by Bugaboo stamps.  This card was for my daughters friend who just had a baby, a little girl named Cassandra.  I colored the giraffe with Copics, and then layered the image using the Spellbinder oval and scalloped dies.  The flowers were made with the Tim Holtz tattered Florals dies.  The designer paper is by 3 Bugs In A Rug.

Have a great week-end!

Marilyn

Challenges:

Crafty Sentiments – Banners/Flag.

Party Time Tuesdays – PTT#35 Anything Goes.

Paper Sundaes – Challenge #88 Anything Goes.

Crafts And Me – Challenge #54 Flowers.

Penny's Paper – Challenge #63 Anything Goes.

Whimsical Wednesdays – Anything Goes.

Cute Card Thursday – Challenge #184 Animal Crackers.