Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

It's time for another challenge at Creative Craft Challenges2.  The challenge is Special Occasion - NOT a Birthday.  And we have a fablous sponsor this challenge.  And that would be Bugaboo Stamps.  I decided on Thanksgiving for my special occasion and used AKV Thanksgiving - Turkey from Bugaboo.

Cardstock - CS is SU Early Expresso and DP is Authentique Thankful Collection
Image - Bugaboo
Die Cuts - Spellbinder Deckled Rectangles and MFT Fishtail Banner Stax
Punches - SU Oval and Scallop Oval Punch
Distress Ink - Antique Linen
Buttons - Basic Grey

C5, C7, E21. E23, E25, E27, R22,
R24, Y28, YG91, YG93, YG95
I am entering this card in these challenges:
Avadares Challenges - #4 - Thankfulness
Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge - #91 - Fall Colours
2 Sisters Challenge - #115 - Halloween or Fall Colours
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge - #143 - Fall Themed Items
Paper Playtime Challenge - #87 - Anything Goes
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner Challenge - #34 - Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge - #30 - Distress Your Card
Now head on over to the Creative Craft Challenges blog and see what the rest of the DT have to show you.  And don't forget to play along with us in the Special Occasion - NOT a Birthday challenge.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Spring Beauty

It is Friday and time for a new challenge at Stamping With the Dragon.  The challenge this week is Anything but a Card.  I decided to make a tag using Spring Beauty from Stamping Dragon Designs

Most of the tag is colored with distress inks.  I used a few Copics on her face and hair.  First I sponged distress ink on the tag.  Then I colored my image with copic markers.  Next I sponged distress inks around my image.  It came out darker then my tag, but I used different paper for my image then what the tag is made of.  I cut it out with Spellbinders Nestabilities Label Nine.  I layered it on the same, but I sponged Antique Linen distress ink on it.

The flower is cut out with MFT Layered Rose on paper that I used Antique Linen and Victorian Velvet distress ink to color it with.  The leaves are made with a punch from The Punch Bunch and was colored with Iced Spruce distress ink.  Here is a closeup of the flower.

The little butterflies are from the SU stamp set Papillon Potpourri and they are punched out with the coordinating punch.  I also used the distress inks to color them and then set pearls from my stash in the center.  Here is a closeup of the image.

I also used a swirl of pearls from my stash and lace from my stash.  The lace I colored with Victorian Velvet and Milled Lavender distress ink.

Distress Ink - Antique Linen, Iced Spruce, Milled Lavender, Victorian Velvet

Copic Markers - E00, E01, E11, G12, V01, V05, Y23, Y26

I plan to enter this project in these challenges:

Challenges 4 Everybody - #5 - Anything Goes

Anything Goes Challenge - #78 - Make Your Own Embellishments

Oozak Challenge - #7 - Die Cuts

Charisma Cardz Challenge - #42 - Don't Be Square

Paper Play Challenge - Week 43 - Butterflies and Bees

Southern Girls Challenge - #56 - Animal Crackers

The Stamping Dragon Design DT have some amazing projects for you.  So head on over to the Stamping With the Dragon Challenge and have a look.  Have a great weekend everyone.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Use Ribbon or Twine

Good morning everyone.  It's Thursday and time for another challenge at Paper Crafting Journey.  Today's challenge is to use ribbon or twine on your project and it is being sponsored by The Paper Shelter.  For my card I am using the Adorable Miss Hall.  She still looks feminine in masculine duds.

I started out with Stampin Up Early Expresso cardstock and layered it with designer paper from My Mind's Eye.  My image is cut out with Spellbinder's Oval die cut and layered with the Beaded Oval die cut.  I used Cappuccino Baker's Twine from The Twinery and buttons from Basic Grey.  The flower is from Petaloo and the pearls are from my stash.
Skin - E000, E00, E01, R24
Hair - E31, E33, YR21, YR23
Clothes - E31, E33, E42, E43, E44,
YR0000, YR00, YR01, YR02
Grounding - W1, W3, W5
I am entering this card in these challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - Week 177 - Autumn Colors
One Stop Craft Challenge - #201 - Anything Goes
One Stitch At a Time Challenge - #136 - Use a Digi
Cards Galore Challenge - Anything Goes

Divas By Design Challenge - #58 - Use Some Orange

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - #99 - Ribbon and/or Buttons

Stamp n Doodle Challenge - Show Us Your Ribbon and Twine!!!

Use It Tuesday Challenge - #42 - Use Orange (Hoarded supplies are twine, buttons, and pearls)
Now go on over to The Paper Crafting Journey Challenge blog and check out what the other DT have to show you.  They have some amazing projects.  And don't forget to enter the challenge, you could be the lucky winner of a fab prize from our sponsor The Paper Shelter.

Monday, October 22, 2012

A Birthday Just Your Style

This is my second post today.  I have been trying to catch up on some cards that I need to make and stay up with my DT duties as well.  This is a birthday card for my daughter-in-law.  I used a cute stamp from Stamping Bella.  This is Uptown Girl Posh Has a Present.

Cardstock - All CS and DP is from Bazzill
Stamp - Stamping Bella including sentiment
Embossing Folder - Cuddlebug Large Dots
Punches - Corner punch and an edge punch both by Martha Stewart Crafts
Feathers and Flowers - Paper Studio Spare Parts
Ribbon - Stampin' Up
Pearls - from my stash

Skin - E00, E01, E11, R24
Hair - E31, E33, YR21, YR23
Dress/Shoes - R24, R27, R29
Gifts - BG01, BG05, E42, E43, R24, R27. YG06

I plan to enter this card in these challenges:

Perfect Sentiment Challenge - PSC53A - Happy Birthday/Happy Anniversary

CMC Copic Challenge - #54 - A Touch of Red

Lollipop Crafts Challenge - #92 - Happy Birthday

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge - #112 - Dry Embossing

 Fussy and Fancy Challenge - #74 - Anything Goes

Totally Gorjuss Challenge - #154 - Bling It On!

The Squirrel and The Fox Challenge - #29 - Use Ribbon

By The Cute and Girly Challenge - Birthdays

Desert Islands Crafts Challenge - #40 - Use 3 "P" items (I used Pop something up; Punches; Pearls)

Natalie and Amy's Challenge - #2 - Birthday Bling

Thanks for dropping by my little blog and all comments are greatly appreciated.  Have a blessed day everyone.

Trick or Treat!

Today I am the Guest Designer for Tammy's Scrapin' Corner Challenge. The theme is Trick or Treat and I used Pumpkin Marci from La La Land Crafts as my little Trick or Treater.  Isn't she just the cutest?  Tammy's DT has some really fabulous projects to show you, so head on over to Tammy's Scrapin' Corner and have a look and don't forget to enter.

Cardstock - CS is Bazzill and DP is My Mind's Eye and other from my stash
Stamp - La La Land Crafts
Die Cuts - MFT Die-namics Rounded Banner Stax and Memory Box Creepy Web
Punches - Circle and Scallop Circle, Martha Stewart Spider Web Edge
Stickers - Bat and Spider are from Michael's
From My Stash - Flowers, Brads, and Ribbon

Skin: E000, E00, E01, R20
Hair: E50, YR31, E31, E33
Clothes: C2, C3, C5, E84, YG91, YG93,
YR02, YR04, YR09, YR65, YR68
Sucker - Vo4, V05, Black Spica Pen
Pumpkin - YR65, YR68, N5
Grounding - W1, W3, W5
I plan to enter this card in these challenges:

Scrapalicious Challenge - Halloween

Little Miss Muffet Challenge - #46 - Halloween Colors

Card Crafters Circle Challenge - #45 - Halloween

Crafty Catz Challenge - #155 - Halloween

2 Sisters Challenge - #114 - Cute N Creepy

Craftymess Challenge - #20 - Halloween

Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Halloween

Come and Get It Challenge - Halloween

Pile It On Challenge - #43 - Holiday, Any Holiday

Sentimental Sundays Challenge - #125 - Halloween

Thanks for dropping by and have a great week.

Friday, October 19, 2012

It's a Pink Christmas!

It's Friday and that means it is time for another challenge at Stamping with the Dragon.  This week the theme is One Colour Colouring - Pink Christmas.  The winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to Di's Digi Designs.  I used Christmas Elf from the Stamping Dragon Designs store.  I thought she looked so cute all colored up in pink, even her hair.  I also used Stickles Stardust on her hat and dress to give it some shine.

All the papers are Bazzill in various shades of pink.  The sentiment is from Stamping Up Teeny Tiny Wishes.  I used these SU punches, Word Window and Modern Label with my sentiment.  Sizzix die cuts were used  for the trees and Spellbinder Oval and Scallop Oval used with my image.  I used a Sizzix embossing folder on the background piece and on the trees.  The folder looks like falling snow.  Then I used Liquid Pearls on the snow dots on the trees and also I made some drops around the image.  The ribbon/lace is from Michael's.  And the little white flowers are from my stash.
Skin - E000, E00, E01, R20, B23
Hair - RV000, RV00, RV02
Clothes - C00, G43, G46, R81, R83, R85, RV000, RV19
I plan to enter this card in these challenges:
Stamp and Create Challenge - Winter Wonderland

Whimsy Inspirations Challenge - #52 - All Things Sparkly

Forever Friends Challenge - Bingo (I used Ribbon, Pink, Gems)

Crimbo Crackers Challenge - #26 - Pink Christmas

Fashionista Challenge - #8 - Anything Goes

Ooh La La Challenge - #92 - Christmas Sentiment

Tammy's Scrapin' Corner Challenge - #32 - Anything Goes

Totally Stampalicious Challenge - Christmas Card

Bearly Mine Challenge - #57 - Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday Challenge - #239 - Got Glitter!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.  And don't forget to go by Stamping With The Dragon Challenge blog and enter the Pink Christmas  challenge.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Creative Craft Challenges Blogaversary

Creative Craft Challenges 2 is having their 3rd Blogaversary.  And in honor of this special birthday, the theme for the new challenge is "THREE".  Just create a project with the number three or three of something. Just be sure to tell us what your interpretation is.  The DT from Team B has some really great projects using the challenge theme.

Since this is a special challenge there are a lot of great prizes to win.
Lill of the Valley

Gift Voucher
Stamping Dragon Designs
4 images from their store
Gift Voucher to their store
Robyn's Fetish
5 Digi stamps from the store
Now those are some great prizes.  So hop on over to Creative Craft Challenges 2 and see what the DT have to show you.  And don't forget to enter in the blogsversary challenge "THREE".

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Getting Misty Over Our Sketch at Twisted Tuesday Challenges

It's time for another fun challenge at Twisted Tuesday.  Todays challenge is a sketch challenge, but the TWIST is to add Glimmer Mist or Sprays.  I had a hard time getting my sparkly Glimmer Mist to show in my photo, but that is what all the tiny white dots are.  Here is a picture of the sketch you will need to use.

This is a Halloween card for my granddaughter.  And here is a close up of the cute little image by Wee Stamps.  This is Hazel.

Cardstock - CS is Bazzill and DP is by The Paper Loft and some scraps from last year.
Stamps - Image is Wee Stamps for Whimsy Stamps and sentiment is Great Impressions Stamps
Die Cuts - MFT Fishtail Banner Stax
Ribbon, Flower, Gems, and Cat and Spider stickers are all from my stash. 
Skin - E000, E00, E01, R20
Hair - E30, E31, E33
Clothes - C3, C5, V22, V25, YR02, YR04, 0.3 Black Multi-Liner,
and Melon Spica Pen
Dragon - R00, YG91, YG93, YG95
Broom - E51, E53, V22, V25, Y32, Y35, YR04, Gold Spica Pen
Grounding - W1, W3

I plan to enter this card in these challenges:

DRS Designs Challenge - #46 - Witches

Polka Doodles Challenge - Week 41 - Halloween

Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge - #19 - Something Spooky

Allsorts Challenge - Week 176 - Too Cute To Spook!

Di's Digi Designs Challenge - Too Cute To Spook Halloween Creations

My Sheri Crafts Challenge - #96 - Halloween

Dream Valley Challenges - #43 - Halloween

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - #185 - Boo-tacular!
Craft Your Passion Challenge - #132 - Which Witch is Which?

Thanks for dropping by and have a blessed day.  Now get on over to Twisted Tuesday Challenges and get in on the fun.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

My First Easel Card

Well as you guys all know, I have a hard time getting out of my box when it comes to making cards.  So, here is my first easel card.  And though the card was not hard to make it just didn't turn out quite like I thought it would.  Anyway, I hope everyone is having a great weekend.  I know I am.  This is Crafting Lizzie from Whimsy Doodles.  Isn't she just the cutest.  She has her tape glider and everything.  Ready for a crop nite.

Cardstock - CS is SU Baja Breeze and the DP is by American Crafts
Image - Whimsy Doodles
Die Cuts - MFT Plentiful Petals and Just the Ticket; Spellbinder Large Labels; and La La Land Crafts Large Flourish
Embossing Folder - The Paper Studio
From my stash - Ribbon, Gems, DP used for Flourish and Flower

Skin - E000, E00, E01, R20
Hair - R02, E08, E18
Clothes - B91, B93, B95, Y21, Y23
Craft Gear - C3, C5, E40, E43, E44, E97,R02,
R21, RV55, RV66 and Silver Spica Pen
Grounding - W1, W3, W5

I plan to enter this card in these challenges:

Fussy and Fancy Challenge - #73 - Easel Card

Shopping Our Stash Challenge - #72 - Tic Tac Toe (I used Embossing, Flower, and Yellow)

My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge - #79 - Tickets

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Die Cuts and/or Punches

Paper Play Challenge - Week 41 - Simply Cute

Crafty Catz Challenge - #154 - Easel Card

A Gem of a Challenge - #57 - Flowers

2 Sisters Challenge - #113 - Anything Goes

Eclectic Ellapu Challenge - #1 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for dropping by and have a blessed day everyone.

Friday, October 12, 2012

The Theme is Halloween at Stamping Dragon Designs

Halloween will be here soon and that is our theme this week at Stamping Dragon Designs Challenge.  Just create a Halloween project and enter the challenge and you could be a winner.   The sponser this week is Di's Digi Designs and the prize is a $10 gift voucher to her store.

I had so much fun creating this card.  I thought this would be a good card for my grandson.  I used Sam the Vamp Framed from the Stamping Dragon Designs store.  I colored him up with Copics and I used Pebbles Pearlescent Chalks on the background.  Then I used a corner rounder punch on the corners.  The cardstock is Authentique, The Enchanted Collection.  My sentiment is from TLC Creations and it is cut out with Spellbinders Deckled Rectangle. Chalks were used for the background.  I then used Sheer Shimmer Spritz on the frame and image.  It doesn't really show up too well in the photo.  The only embellishments I used were two orange gems from Studio G, a pumpkin sticker with bobble eyes from K & Company, and  a bat sticker with bobble eyes from Michael's Recollection.

Frame - N1, V04, Y06, Y08, Y35, Y38, YG23, YG25, YR04, YR68
Skin - C00
Hair - N4, N7
Clothes - C5, C7, V000, V04, V06
Cane - E57, E59
I plan to enter this card in these challeges:
The Poodle Parlour Challenge - Halloween

No Matter Which Challenges - #3 - Halloween or Halloween Colors

One Stitch at a Time Challenge - #134 - Boo

Scrapper's Delight Challenge - Halloween

Color Q Challenge - #158 - Color Combo

Hooked on Craft Challenge - #25 - Halloween

Divas by Design Challenge - #56 - Anything Goes

Paper Pretties Challenge - PWC227 - Halloween

Aud Sentiments Challenge - #65 - Halloween

Glad you all could drop by.  Now get on over to the Stamping Dragon Designs Challenge blog and enter for your chance to win a great prize.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Add Some Bling at Paper Crafting Journey

Is everyone having a good week?  The weather here has been wonderful.  Feeling a little more like fall now.  There is a new challenge going on today over at Paper Crafting Journey.  The challenge theme is 'Add Some Bling'.   I have used an image from A Day For Daisies.  This is Braid In My Hair.  I thought this was a cool stamp and I used it to make a vintage/shabby chic card.  I'm also giving it to my sister for her birthday.
Here is a close up of the image.

Cardstock - CS is SU Early Expresso and the DP is the Nature Garden Collection by Prima
Stamps - Image is A Day for Daisies and sentiment is from Spellbinders
Die Cuts - Spellbinder Oval and Beaded Oval; Marianna D Creatables Leaf
Embossing Folder - Couture Creations
Punches - SU Oval and Scallop Oval
Flowers and Feathers - Prima
Pearls - from my stash
Skin - E000, E00, E01, R20
Hair - YR20, YR24, YR31
Birds - B000, BG34
Dress - BG70, BG72

I plan to enter this card in these challenges:

Marker POP Challenge - #8 - Oldie but a Goodie (The skin coloring markers E00, E01) are among my oldest)

Stampin' For The Weekend Challenge - #18 - Feeling Floral

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge - #181 - Photo Inspiration

Pile It On Challenge - #41 - Vintage or Shabby Chic

Sentimental Sunday Challenge - #123 - Anything Goes

The Crafty Pad Challenge - #191 - Vintage

Thanks for dropping by and have a blessed day.  Now don't forget to drop by Paper Crafting Journey Challenge blog to join in the fun and check out the other DT's creations.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Falling Leaves

I hope everyone had a good weekend.  We are having some beautiful weather here today.  It would be a good day to rake some leaves or play in them.  The only thing is they haven't fallen yet.  So I made a card about fall leaves instead.  This little cutie is Lili Playing in the Leaves by Inky Impressions.  I used a sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.
Here is a close up of the stamp Lili.

Cardstock - CS is Bazzill and DP is Bo-Bunny
Stamp - Inky Impressions
Die Cuts - Spellbinder Square and Square Scallop; MFT Fishtail Banner Stax
Punch - Martha Stewart Leaf
Distress Inks - Barn Door, Bundled Sage, and Wild Honey
Sky - Craf-T Chalk
Skin - E00, E01, E02, R20, R22, G14
Hair- E33, E35, YR20
Headband - Y15, Y19, YR16, YR18
Clothes - B32, B34, E35, E37, Y15, Y19, YR16, YR18, W1, W3,
and Silver Spica pen
Grass - YG93, YG95, YG97
Leaves - E31, E33, R20, R22, Y19, Y23, YG91, YG93, YG95,
YR04, YR09, YR20, YR21, YR24
I am entering this card in these challenges:
CMC Copic Challenge - #53 - Bright, Fun Colors
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge - #76 - Indian Summer
Crafty Creations Challenge - #190 - Colors of Fall
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - #96 - Die Cuts and Punches
Do You Stack Up? Challenge - #92 - Warm Colours
Outlawz Challenges - Twisted Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes-Twist is Fall
Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge - R#92 - Lots of Leaves
Crafty Catz Challenge - #153 - Autumn
Allsorts Challenge - Week 175 - Autumn Leaves and Trees
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - #184 - Photo Inspiration
Cupcake Craft Challenge - #213 - Autumn
Kaboodle Doodle Challenge - #140 - Autumn Leaves Falling/Fall Colors
Love To Create Challenge - #36 - Fall Fun - Autumn Colors
The Pink Elephant Challenge - TPE169 - Photo Inspiration
Thank you so much for stopping by and have a blessed day.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Sketch Challenge With Animal Theme at Stamping Dragon Designs

It's Friday and that means it's time for another Stamping Dragon Designs Challenge.  This week is a Sketch Challenge and the Theme is AnimalsStamping Dragon Designs is the sponsor this week and the winner will get 4 free images.  Here's a picture of the sketch:
I used Stamping Dragon Designs Shy Ellie Elephant and surrounded her with pink.  So, I called her Pretty in Pink.  The cardstock is Bazzill and the designer paper is by Memory Box.  I cut her out with Spellbinders Oval die cut and she is colored with Copic markers.  The flower is cut out with MFT Layered Rose die cut and the leaves are cut out with Sizzix Branch w/Leaves #2.  The punches I used are the Stamping Up Scallop Edge punch and the Word Window punch.  The ribbon is also SU.  The rhinestones are from my stash.
Ellie Elephant - E25, E71, E74, W1, W3, W5
Grounding - E31, E33, E35, E37
Background - RV000
I plan to enter this card in these challenges:
Anything Goes Challenge - #77 - Animals
Cupcake Craft Challenge - #212 - Think Pink
Dream Valley Challenge - #42 - Go Pink
Thanks for dropping by and have a blessed day.  And don't forget to play in the Sketch/Animal challenge at Stamping Dragon Designs.  Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Rock, Paper, Scissors at Twisted Tuesday

Good Tuesday morning!  Today, is my first time to show you a card as a new design team member for Twisted Tuesday Challenge.  Today's challenge is Rock, Paper, Scissors.  You will need to use some patterned paper and hand cutting with scissors or decorative cutting with scissors.  The  TWIST ~ The 'rock' part of our challenge...use diamond glaze, diamond stickles, diamond embossing powder, clear rhinestones, etc.  Anything that sparkles like a diamond.

I have used a cute little image from Pretty Little Stamps.  This is Kisses Cammy.  I cut her out and popped her on the hearts.  My cardstock is Bazzill and the designer paper is First Edition 6x6 pad Boho Chic.  I just love this paper pad.  The heart die cuts are Stamping Up as is the ribbon.  The corner bow die cut is by Memory Box and I used paper from my stash for it.  The flowers are by Prima.  I do not know where I got the sentiment, but I have punched it out with SU's Oval punch and layered it on the Oval Scallop punch.  I used Diamond Stickles on her headband, dress tie, little hearts in her hand and on the sentiment.  The rhinestone on the bow is from my stash.

Skin: E000, E00, E01, R20
Hair: E21, E23, E25
Dress - BG70, BG72, BG75
Flower - Y23, YR02, YR04

I plan to enter this card in these challenges:

Do You Stack Up? Challenge - #91 - Scallops

A Gem of a Challenge - #56 - For the Girls

Totally Gorjuss Challenge - #151 - Punch and Die

The Crafty Pad Challenge - #190 - Floral

2 Sisters Challenge - #111 - Favorite Stamps

The Cutie Pie Challenge - #28 - Use a Digi

Thanks for dropping by, I really love it when you do.  And don't forget to enter the challenge over at Twisted Tuesday.  Hope to see you there.

Fantasy Challenge at Creative Craft Challenges

Good morning friends.  Creative Craft Challenges has a new challenge up today.  The challenge is Fantasy.  As one of the new design team members, I have a new card for you today.  This is Fairy Serenity from The Stamping Boutique.  Isn't she so pretty and dainty?  

My recipe:
Cardstock - CS is SU and the DP is Authentique Essentials Collection
Stamp - The Stamping Boutique and the sentiment is TLC Creations
Die Cuts - Spellbinder Circle and Large Scallop Circle; La La Land Crafts Feligree Corner; and Sizzix Branch w/Leaves
Punch - SU Curly Label
Flowers - Prima
Ribbon - SU
Glitter - Stickles Diamonds
Rhinestones - from my stash

Skin - E000, E00
Hair - YR20, YR21, YR24
Dress - R24, R27, R29, R39
Wings - B41, R39
Birds - Clear Spica Pen
Stars - Gold Spica Pen

I am entering this card in these challenges:

Fab 'n'Funky Challenge - #140 - Starts With F (Flowers, stamp was a Fairy, Feligree Corner)

Challenges 4 Everybody - #4 - Anything Goes

 Forever Friends Challenge - #46 - Anything Goes

Lollipop Crafts Challenge - #91 - Something Old, Something New (My old is the flowers, they have been in my stash for a while now; my new is the image and the DP)

Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Sparkle and Shine

Don't forget to hop on over to Creative Craft Challenges to join in on the fun.  Thanks for dropping by and I hope to see you there.