Sunday, September 28, 2014

Weather/Change Of Season

Seems it that time already for another challenge with Lacy Sunshine Stamps.  The theme for this challenge is Weather/Change Of Season.  So you can use any image that depicts weather, and that could be falling leaves, blowing wind, umbrellas etc…  I chose to use the cute image “Snowflakes Quality Control”.  There are a lot of gorgeous images in the Lacy Sunshine shop that would be perfect for this challenge.  You can find them all here.

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So here’s my card and I chose to use reds and blues and get a head start on Christmas cards.  I have a few now, but many more to go!  I used Copics to color the image and then I layered it on red card stock.  The designer paper is from the Winter Park paper pad by Echo Park.  Other supplies used are; Snowflake die by Magnolia, Flowers by Prima, branch punch by McGill, Spellbinder die, Die-namics Crochet border die and Crafts ribbon.  I used liquid applique on the dress to give it a puffy and dimensional look. 

I hope you’ll join our challenge this week and don’t forget to pop over the the challenge blog and see all the other gorgeous cards by the design team!  Have a wonderful day!

Challenges;

ABC Christmas Challenge – S For Something Festive.

Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge – #196 Make It Colorful.

Hiding In My Craft Room Challenge – #167 Any Holiday.

Completely Christmas Challenge – #31 Anything Goes.

Winter Wonderland Challenge – Layer It Up!

Simon Says Stamp Challenge – Anything Goes.

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge – #48 Anything Goes With A Twist Of Red.

Incy Wincy Designs Challenge – Anything Goes.

Crafting From The Heart Challenge – #38 Anything Goes.

Moving Along With The Times Challenge – 3-2-1 Recipe (colors red, blue, white).

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Elven Princess

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This beautiful image is a digital stamp by Aurora Wings and it’s called ‘Elven Princess’.  I love her images and they are always a joy to color.  I spent a wonderful afternoon lost in thought while coloring this image with Copics.  I was asked by a neighbour to create this card for her Mother who will be 80 next month.  Her favourite colors are purple and pink. Other supplies used are; Summertime paper pad, Simon Says Stamp card stock, heart and large number dies, Memory Box butterfly die and Celebrate It Sheer ribbon.

Challenges:

Creative Moments Challenge – #52 Anything Goes and 3 layers.

Inky Impressions Challenge – #178 Anything Goes.

Stampavie Challenge – #221 Birthdays.

The Sisterhood Of Crafters Challenge – Lots Of Layers.

Simon Says Stamp Challenge – Anything Goes.

Brown Sugar Challenge – #113 Anything Goes.

Crafty Catz Challenge – #248 Happy Birthday.

Simply Create Too Challenge – #71 It’s A Special Occasion.

Sister Act Card Challenge – #76 Anything Goes.

Sketch Saturday Challenge – Sketch #329.

Treasured Times Rubber Stamps Challenge – #25 Anything Goes.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Nimbleknees Gherkin Creepmas Elf!

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I love love love this image by Rick St. Dennis!  If you know me then you know I love the quirky, out of the box images.  Don’t get me wrong I love the cute and sweet images too, but they don’t compare to this Creepmas Elf!  If I received a Christmas card with this type of image I would be over the top thrilled and excited….lol.  As usually this image was colored using Copics and then layered on red and green card stock.  The designer paper is from the Mint Twist paper pad by Kaiser Craft.  The border punch, by Martha Stewart,  is suppose to represent snowflakes, but to me they look like flowers.  Corner dies by Cuttlebug.  The sentiment was a freebie from Create With TLC.  Ribbon and gems by Crafts.  Thanks for stopping by and having a look!

Challenges:

Sketch Saturday Challenge – Sketch #328.

Cute Card Thursday Challenge – #340 Dies and Punches.

As You Like It Challenge – Favourite Digi Stamp and Why.

Ruby's Rainbow Challenges – #88 Anything Goes.

Penny's Paper Craft Challenge – #196 Spots and Stripes.

Fab 'N' Funky Challenges – #230 Christmas.

Crafting By Design Challenge – Get Ready For Christmas.

ABC Christmas Challenge – S For Something Festive.

Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge – Ribbons or Lace.

Crafty Sentiments Challenge – Christmas In September.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Cave Kids!

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Love the new rubber stamps from Kraftin’ Kimmie!  This batch is called “Caved Kids” and they are designed by Cheryl Grant.  Kind of a ‘Fred Flintstone’ look!  I made this card using the sketch for this weeks challenge with Kraftin’ Kimmie.  I colored the image with Copics and used the round Spellbinder dies for the layering.  The designer paper I’ve had for ages and no longer remember who it’s made by…sorry!  The sentiment and dinosaur are part of the rubber stamp set.  Thanks for dropping by!

Challenges:

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge – #248 Let’s Get Sketchy!

Addicted To Stamps Challenge – #87 Man or Boy!

Oh La La Creations Challenge – #165 Birthday Boy!

Creative Card Crew Challenge – #71 Twine.

Inky Chicks Challenge – #38 Anything Goes.

Papertake Weekly Challenge – Oh How Cute!

Through The Craft Room Door – Anything Goes.

Digi Choosday Challenge – Week 38 Buttons.

Simon Says Stamp Challenge – Anything Goes.

The Stamping Chef Challenge – #48 Anything Goes.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Zephyr McBroom

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If you haven’t become a member of the Kit and Clowder ning group and Facebook page, then you are missing out on some fun games, challenges and best of all ‘Freebies” from some of the best artists around!  This one, and a freebie, is by RIck St. Dennis and it’s called ‘Zephyr McBroom’.  This was a big challenge for me to color and I have to say took me the better part of the afternoon, but it was so worth it!  I used Copics to color the image.  Other supplies I used are Simon Says Stamps Mini Tags, Kraftin’ Kimmie sentiment, Die-namics Flower die, McGill branch punch, Memory Box Spider Web border, Crafts ribbon and gems and ‘Eerie Paper Pad by Basic Grey.  Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges:

Sparkle and Glitter Challenge – Anything Goes.

Incy Wincy Designs Challenge – Anything Goes.

Crafting From The Heart Challenge – #37 Anything Goes.

One Stitch At A Time Challenge – #220 Anything Goes With A Flower.

613 Avenue Create – #90 Create Own Challenge. (image, sentiment, solid color paper, flowers, paper punch).

Treasured Times Challenge – #24 Anything Goes.

My Time To Craft Challenge – #259 Fantasy.

Sister Act Card Challenge – #75 Anything Goes.

Alphabet Challenge – P For Pretty Petals.

Crafty Girls Challenge – #27 Anything Goes.

Simon Says Stamp Challenge – Tag It.

Glorious Pink Bubble Gum!

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When I saw this rubber stamp at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps I knew I just had to have her!  It reminds me of my younger days…lol.  Do you remember those old bubblegum machines and being able to blow huge bubbles and hoping they don’t break and spread all over your face and in your hair?  I certainly do!  I colored the image with Copics and used the Wonky dies by Spellbinders to layer the image.  Other supplies used are, border punch by Martha Stewart, number dies by Simon Says Stamps, ribbon (orange, green, beige) by Crafts and leftover designer paper from previous projects.

Challenges:

Clear It Out Challenge – Crazy For Polka Dots.

Crafting By Designs Challenge –  Childhood Memories.

Fab 'N' Funky Challenge – #229 Show Us A Number.

Creative Moments Challenge – #51 Anything Goes Option Fall Colors.

As You Like It Challenge – Favorite Rubber Stamp and Why!

Crafty Catz Challenge – #247 Pretty Woman.

My Sheri Crafts Challenge – #142 Birthday Celebrations.

Sweet Stampin' Challenge – Ribbons and Bows.

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge – #47 Anything Goes use Spots or Dots.

Come And Get It Challenge – Use 3 Of Something. (designer paper)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Happy Birthday Fairy!

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Kit and Clowder had a big party this past week-end to celebrate reaching 4000+ members.  There was a lot of games and freebies.  This was one of the freebies from Sugar Nellie.  She is so cute!  One of the challenges was a ‘color palette’.  I picked three of the colors and they are yellow, purple and blue.  I colored the image with Copics and then added stardust on the wings.  I also used purple liquid pearls on the cupcake icing.  Other supplies used are; Martha Stewart border punch and butterfly punch, Simon Says Stamps ‘Happy’ die and sentiment, Crafts Ribbon and pearls.  The designer paper is called “Itsy Bitsy” by K&Company.  I’ve had this paper pad for years!  Thanks for coming by!

Challenges:

Sketch Saturday – Sketch #327.

That Craft Place Challenge – Sentimental.

Crafting From The Heart Challenge – #36 Anything Goes.

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge – #123 Ribbon/Lace and Pearls.

Love To Scrap Challenge – #38 Anything Goes.

Make My Monday – Tea and/or Cake.

My Craft Creations Challenge – Anything Goes.

Through The Craft Room Door – Anything Goes.

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge – #213 Butterflies and Bows.

Seize The Birthday Challenge – Sweet Treats!

It’s Your day!

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This is “Matilda Boo – back to school” by Lacy Sunshine Stamps. Another cutie by Heather Valentin.   I colored the image with Copics and then layered her on white and blue card stock cut using the round Spellbinder dies.  I used a border punch by Martha Stewart and a branch punch by McGill, which just happens to be one of my favourites!  The tag is also a die by Spellbinders.  The doily is a Cheery Lynn die.  Flowers by Petal Lu and ribbon by Crafts.  The designer paper is from the Summertime paper pad.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Challenges:

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge – #81 Card For A Child.

Glitter N Sparkle Challenge – #102 Use A Punch.

Cuttlebug Mania – Anything Die Cut.

Going Grey With Scrap Creations – Favourite Embellishments.  (Flowers)

Top Tip Tuesday Challenge – Kids.

Use Your Stuff Challenge – #153 Back To School!

Fan-tastic Tuesday Challenge – #53 Anything Goes With Shades of Blue.

Fairytale Stamper – #44 Favourite Punch. (branch)

Pile It On Challenge – #37 Flowers and/or Feathers.

613 Avenue Create Challenge – #89 Anything Goes.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Fairy Dreams!

I hope you’ve been enjoying your weekend so far!   It’s been a bit chilly here but that’s my type of weather!  It’s hard to believe that it’s time for another fortnight challenge with Lacy Sunshine Stamps.  The theme for this challenge is “Fairy Dreams”.  All you have to do is use any winged image.  This challenge is being sponsored by Petal Lu Flowers.  You can find out all the details by visiting the Lacy Sunshine challenge blog.  Hope to see you there and good luck!

I got to work with this darling image called “Margo Petal Bay”.

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I colored the image with Copics and used the oval Spellbinder die to layer the image.  Other supplies used are; Pebbles – Special Delivery paper pad, Cuttlebug corner dies, Simon Says Stamps – Birthday Messages, Craft ribbon, Doodlebug brads and button and Liquid Pearls – White Opal.

Challenges:

Crafty Boots Challenges – Sweet 16.

Fan-tastic Tuesday – #52 Anything Goes Twist Add Button/Buttons.

Crafting By Designs – Pretty In Pink.

Fab N Funky Challenges – #228 Cute As A Button.

In The Pink Challenge – #52 Buttons and Bows.

Cute Card Thursday – #338 Too Cute!

A Creative Romance – #44 Anything Goes.

Brown Sugar Challenges – #111 Celebrations.

Sister Act Card Challenge – #74 Anything Goes.

Allsorts Challenge – Week 276 Sugar and Spice.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Swan Girl!

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The designer of PPINKYDOLLS digital stamps, Chrishanthi was celebrating her birthday and offered this image as a freebie to everyone in her Facebook group.  I love her style of drawing and her facial expressions!  I decided to make a card congratulating new parents.  I colored the image with Copics and layered it on card stock cut using a Spellbinder die.  Other supplies used are a Heart Border punch by Martha Stewart, Memory Box butterfly die, Prima mini roses and Crafts ribbon and pearls. 

Challenges:

Creative Corner Challenges – Cutsie Animals.

Ppinkydolls Challenges – #2 Anything Goes and Flowers.

City Crafters – #228 Butterflies.

Diva's By Design ChallengeAnything Goes.

Through The Craft Room Door Challenge – Anything Goes.

Incy Wincy Designs Challenges – All Things Girly!

The Crazy Challenge – #179 Three OF A Kind.

613 Avenue Create – #88 Anything Goes/Create Own Color Combo (purple,yellow,white).

Addicted To Stamps Challenge – #112 Make your Mark!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Luna

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This sweet digital image from Polkadoodles is called “Luna”.  This was a freebie on Facebook so that you could participate in the coloring competition with Kit And Clowder.  Unfortunately I got busy and missed the deadline!  She was lots of fun to color and makes a cute birthday card for a little girl!  The supplies I used are; border punch by Martha Stewart, heart die and tag dies by Simon Says Stamp, butterfly die by Memory Box and flower by Petaloo.  The ribbon is by Crafts and designer paper is left overs from other projects.

Challenges:

Polkadoodles Challenges – Week 36 Tag You’re It.

Crafty Sentiments Challenges – Spots and/or Stripes.

Papertake Weekly Challenges – Repeat Repeat (2 tags).

Through The Craft Room Door – Anything Goes.

Crafting From The Heart – #35 Anything Goes.

One Stitch At A Time Challenge – #219 Anything Goes With A Die.

Diva's By Design Challenge – Tags!

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge – #80 Child’s Birthday.

Digi Sketch Challenges – A Girl Thing or Sketch or Both.

Incy Wincy Design Challenges – All Things Girly!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Colors Of Autumn!

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Today I made a card using the beautiful colors of Autumn and a digital image from Art By Miran.  I won this image when I entered the Artbymiran Facebook challenge.  She’s called “Autumns Memoirs”.  The image was colored with Copics and layered on card stock.  I used the Martha Stewart branch punch to make the side leaf panel and the small flower punch for the blossoms and then added liquid pearls in the centers.  I didn’t want to add ‘summer’ flowers because this card is all about autumn and its beauty.  For the corners I used Cuttlebug dies.  When it was all done I thought it would make a great card for Thanksgiving.  Fall (Autumn) is my favourite season because of the colors and because it’s not super hot.  I hate the heat and humidity!   I hope my card inspires you to go out and enjoy the wonderful beauty of the fall!

Challenges:

Art By Miran Challenge – #14 Anything Goes.

Hiding In My Craft Room Challenge – #164 Think Fall.

Come And Get It Challenge – Autumn In The Garden.

Glitter N Sparkle Challenge – #101 Use A Digi.

Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge – #45 Anything Goes.

Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge – #192 Digital.

Delicious Doodles Challenge – #100 Colors Of Autumn.

As You Like It Challenge – Favourite Season and Why.

Party Time Tuesday Challenge – #187 Anything Goes.

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge#102 Autumn Colors and Ribbon/Trim.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Thank You!

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This was a digital freebie offered from The Stamping Chef, when her Facebook page reached 1000 followers!  Of course the stamp is called ‘1000X Thanks’.  The stamp was colored with Copics and layered on pink and brown card stock.  The designer paper is from the Botanical Tea paper pad by Graphic 45.  Flowers are by Petaloo and they are from the Wild Blossoms package.  Lace and ribbon by Crafts.

Challenges:

The Stamping Chef – #45 Anything Goes.

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Challenge – Sketch #26.

Brown Sugar Challenges – #110 Use Some Lace.

A Creative Romance – #43 A Touch Of Kraft.

Sister Act Card Challenge – #73 Anything Goes.

Allsorts Challenge – Week 275 Pretty In Pink.

Aud Sentiments Challenge – #114 Any Sentiment other than Birthday.

Crafting By Designs – Anything Goes.

Cards Galore Encore Challenge – #9 Make A Card.

The Sister;s Of Craft – September Anything Goes.

Gorgeous Butterfly!

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I love this gorgeous image by PPINKYDOLL Digital Stamps and it’s called ‘Butterfly”.  She has a lot of amazing images and what I love the most are the facial expressions on the stamps!  I think this image could be used for Valentines day and even Christmas just by switching out the colors and the papers.  I used Copics to color the stamp and then used the Spellbinders oval and scalloped oval dies for layering.  I added some faux stitching around the image.  The flowers and the borders were made with a couple of Martha Stewart punches.  The designer paper is from “Summertime’ paper pad.  The sentiment is a stamp from Simon Says Stamps.

Challenges:

Ppinkydolls Challenge – #1 Anything Goes.

Digi Makeover Challenge – #156 Anything Goes.

Through The Purple Haze – #57 Anything Goes.

Inky Chicks – #37 Stitching Real/Faux.

4 Crafty Chicks – #210 Sewing Real/Faux.

Krafty Girlz Challenge – #26 Anything Goes.

Penny's Paper Crafty – #193 Anything Goes.

Fan-tastic Tuesday – #51 Anything Goes.

Clear It Out Challenge – Anything Goes.  (Old designer paper)

Crafty Sentiments – Anything Goes.

Through The Craft Room Door – Anything Goes.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Birthday Fishes!

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Just got this cute rubber stamp called “Marina” from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps.  I love the play on words with the sentiment.  The sentiment is part of another stamp set from KKS.  The stamp comes with small starfish and bubbles.  I colored the image with Copics and used ‘stardust’ stickles on the tail.  I used dimensional glue to make the bubbles.  I also used chalk for the background.  The designer paper is from the ‘Summertime’ paper pad.  Other supplies used are a Martha Stewart border punch, Spellbinder round dies and Crafts gems and ribbon.

Challenges:

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges – #245 Ships Ahoy/Water Themed.

Fairytale Stampers – #43 Everything Goes.

Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge – #100 Show Us Some Sass.

Pile It On – #35 Punch It Out.

Crafting When We Can – #77 Borrow A Sketch. (I used a sketch from Sketch ‘N’ Stash)

Sketch 'N' Stash – Sketch #146.

The Cutie Pie Challenge – #77 Two’s Company.

Crafting From The Heart – #34 Anything Goes.

My Craft Creations – Anything Goes.

The Pink Elephant Challenge – #265 Anything Goes.

Simon Says Stamp – Stamp no Digi’s!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Guest Designing For Lexi’s Creations!

This week I am lucky to be the Guest Design Team member for Lexi's Creations and the challenge is “Sparkle and Shine”.  I was fortunate to be given  “Elaina” to use on my card.  The image is from Fairy Dust Crafts

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Wow, I can’t believe how well the glitter shows up in this picture!  That never happens for me….lol!  I colored the image with Copics and used a Gold metallic gel pen for the dust and then added lots of ‘stardust’ stickles to give the sparkle and shine.  Then I used pink and turquoise chalk blended to make a background.  I used a corner punch to round off the edges of the card and the layers under the card.  Lots of dies used on this card.  The heart die is by Simon Says Stamps, the doily is a Cheery Lynn die, the butterfly is my brand new die by Memory Box and the corner dies are by Cuttlebug.  They are one of the first dies I bought.  Had them for years!!  I also added pink gems on the doily, just for a bit more shine!  The designer papers are leftovers from previous cards. 

So glad you stopped by and don’t forget to check out all the other DT cards, you won’t be disappointed!

Challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks – #209 Something Old and Something New.

Simon Says Stamp – Anything Goes.

The Crafter's CafĂ© – #79 Use Your Punches and Dies.

Paper Pretties – #325 Birthdays.

Diva's By Design – Happy Birthday.

Inky Chicks#36 Fairies or Angels.

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenges – #44 Anything Goes.

Crafting At The Weekend – #5 Anything Goes.

My Heart Pieces Digital Challenges – Use A Digi Stamp.

Come And Get It Challenges – Things With Wings.