Saturday, December 31, 2011

A New Digital Artist !!

While I was recently leaving comments on another bloggers site, I came across these sweet images by Mary Ellen and couldn't resist adding a few to my ever growing collection.  This card features "Happy Birthday Cupcake Girl" and is available at Mary Ellen's Dearie Dolls here.

The image was printed on Copic Xpress It paper with my Epson printer, colored with Copics, and cut out with Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Circles.  All of the layers were also cut with the Grand Scalloped Circle to make a circular easel card.  The dp is from Bo Bunny's Ad Lib collection, the sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps Birthday Letter Seals collection, and the ribbon is from my stash.

If you love this little cutie check out Mary Ellen's site and stayed tuned to my blog as I have a few more images to color and show off.
I am entering this card into the following:
Card Crafters Circle - #3 Anything Goes
Clearly Inspired - #42 Birthday
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - #53 Happy Birthday
Bearly Mine Challenges - #26 Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps Blog - #47 Celebrate
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - #19 Fancy Folds/Shaped Cards
Cooking it Up With Katie - #86 Anything Goes

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year and all the best to you and yours in 2012!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

PJ Time!!

Welcome to the next challenge at The Paper Shelter, and this week Team B's theme is Tie a Bow.  The image I have chosen to work with is "Let's Go To Sleep" available here, and I have colored it with Copics.  The image was cut and embossed with Spellbinders Reverse Wonky Rectangles, then layered on dp from a Recollections paper pad.  The edge of the green cardstock was punched/embossed with a Martha Stewart border punch, the snowflake dies are all from Spellbinders, and the ribbon is chalk white seam binding.


The very talented and generous Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter are offering you a fabulous prize of  $20 to spend on whatever your like in their webshop if you use one of their gorgeous images in the challenge.


 They have such fabulous things to offer you -  digi stamps, papers and accessories and all at such wonderful value.  If you do not use one of their images, you can still enter the challenge to win 3 of their images of your own choice.  So pop on over to The Paper Shelter challenge blog and enter to win.

Shopping Our Stash - #32 Tie It Up
Cooking It Up With Katie - #56 Anything Goes
Freshly Brewed Designs - #76 Christmas
My Mums Craft Shop Challenges - #37 Anything Goes
The Pixie Cottage - #101 Someone Special

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Dreaming!

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas surrounded by family and friends!!

It's time again, to show you my card for One Crazy Stamper's Winter/Christmas theme challenge this month.  The image is from Whimsy Stamps Crissy Armstrong's stamp collection, and is called "Christmas Dreaming".  It was stamped with Versa Fine Onyx Black ink onto watercolor paper, then painted with Distress Ink re-inkers and a Pentel Aquash Water brush.  The wings were covered with clear glue and Glitter Ritz Cool Highlight micro fine glitter.  After fussy cutting the image, I popped it up with EK Success 3D Foam dots, and adhered it to the embossed piece of cardstock.  MME's Lime Twist twine was wrapped around this layer, and two tags with a handwritten message finish the card front.
You still have a few days to enter the One Crazy Stamper December challenge to win a great prize - check it out here.

Lawnscaping - #24 Texture
There She Goes - TSG136 Thank You/Gratitude
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges - #5 Christmas Images and Colours
Hiding in My Craft Room - #26 Use it or Lose it
Crafts for Eternity - #51 Embossing

Monday, December 26, 2011

Safari Time at Cuddly Buddly!!

Cuddly Buddly has just released new digital images from Lily Boo Designs, all with a safari theme.  The Safari Sign, Giraffe, and Safari Lily images were colored with Copics, fussy cut and adhered to a stair step folded card.  The grass die is from Magnolia, clouds are a Memory Box die, and the sentiment is an oldie from my stash.
The Crafty Pad - #152 Anything but Christmas
Marks Finest Papers - #87 Anything Goes
The travel journal was created by embossing cardstock with the Tim Holtz postcard folder and then layering the Safari Lily Sitting Pretty and Safari Luggage images, both also colored with Copics, on top of the embosed image.  All of the images are available at Cuddly Buddly.

Ooh-la-la Creations Challenges - #95 Anything But a Card
Wee Memories - #80 Anything Goes

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Snow Much Fun!!

Merry Christmas Eve to you all, and I hope that you are all snuggled up waiting for Santa's visit, and that the milk and cookies are waiting for the jolly old fellow!!!  This months theme at Sundays with Crissy is an easy one - Anything Goes!!
I love working with digital images, so when Crissy Armstrong designed her December releases at Whimsy Stamps, I knew right away that I wanted to create a winter scene using as many of the images as possible.  I merged Snowman Santa, Snowman Top O' the Morning and Snowman Skating ( which also got flipped ) to make my card. 

The card was colored with Copics, then flocking, liquid applique, and Smooch Pearlized Top Coat was added for dimension.  The mitten die and matching sentiment stamp are also available at Whimsy Stamps.  The border punch is a Martha Stewart one from my collection ( and someday I will organize all of them and write the name of each right on the punch LOL!!! ).

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and all the Best in the New Year!!

I am entering this card into the following:
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Cold and Frosty
Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge - Winter Fun for Kids
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - #113 Santa's Hat
Stampin For The Weekend - #23 Anything Goes

Friday, December 23, 2011

Is this the Last?

I only have two more Christmas cards to show you, so here's my second to last with the very last card posted tomorrow.  Once again I found this image already colored, flocked and glittered, so all I had to do was make it into a card.  The image is Snowy Hug Tilda with snowman from Magnolia and was colored with Copics, then cut out with a Spellbinders die.  Dp is from my stash, the star punch is a All Over the page from Martha Stewart, and the sentiment was stamped and embossed with gold.


I am entering this card into the following:
Belli Challenge - #133 Merry Christmas
Divas by Design Challenge - #17 Merry Christmas
Charisma Cardz - #50 Anything Goes

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Noel

Only four more sleeps until the Jolly Old Man arrives, and hopefully the end of making Christmas cards for this season.  I found this image in my pile of already colored images ( and I know it was colored last year - sigh ), so it was time to make it into a card.  The image and the black velvet frame around it were cut with Spellbinders Label 14, and to add more texture I ran the velvet though the cuttlebug in an embossing folder - unfortunately the embossing did not photograph well.  The dp is from last year's Harmonie line entitled "Rudolf", and the ribbon, rhinestones and sentiment are all from my collection.
Crafting for All Seasons - #16 Christmas
Divas By Design - #17 Merry Christmas
Little Darlings Challenges - #13 Christmas
Scrapbook Sisters - #66 Anything Goes

TPS Blog Hop Winner

Thank you to everyone who took the time to check out The Paper Shelter's 1st Birthday Celebration Blog Hop, and for leaving me such beautiful comments about my card.  As part of the celebration each design team member used Random Org to choose a winner from our blog comments, and that winner will receive one free digital image from TPS - and the winner for my blog is........
#20 Marjorie of Foxy Cards
Congratulations Marjorie - to claim your prize please go the The Paper Shelter Challenge website and click on the email elf on the left hand side, to contact the store.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Santa's On His Way!!!

It's Tuesday which means it's time for me to post my next creation for One Crazy Stamper - and the theme for this months challenge is Winter/Christmas.  One Crazy Stamper recently added the wonderful line of Impression Obsession stamps to their great selection of stamps, and I love these stamps, so for my card I choose to feature "Santa's Bridge".

The image was stamped on watercolor paper with Versa Fine Black Onyx ink, then colored with Distress Inks refills and an aqua brush.  When I teach painting with distress inks I have always used a palette I made up, with all 36 colors of distress inks listed and a sheet of acrylic, but now you can purchase Tim Holtz's Palette, and it has a hinged lid ( really great to use and store your drops of ink, and the bonus is your cats can't walk through the inks anymore!!! ).
The beautiful dp is from Bo Bunny's Father Christmas 6 x 6 collection, holly die is from Memory Box, and the felt accents were in my stash. You have until the end of the month to enter the OCS challenge to win a great prize.  All items in red are available at OCS, or shop at their online store.
I am entering this card into the following:
Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C117 It's Santa
Mark's Finest Papers - #86 Make a Christmas Card
Card Makin' Mamas - #35 Christmas
Always Something Creative - #20 Merry Christmas
Christmas Crafting - #6 Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Joanna Sheen Challenge - #1 Christmas Wishes

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Snowman Glitter!

I saw this stamp at the lss this past spring and immediately knew that it would be perfect for the glitter technique, plus it was on sale!!!  The image was stamped with Staz On ink on the front of a sheet of acrylic, then using Art Institiute Dries Clear Glue and many colors of Glitter Ritz on the reverse side of the stamped image, you get a beautiful stained glass look when the glue dries.  The white background was embossed with the Walrus & Carpenter folder from Couture Creations.
Craft Your Days Away - #35 Snowman
Drunken Stampers - #80 Glittery Holiday
One Stop Craft Challenge - #162 Christmas Sparkle
Glitter Geeks - #28 Anything Goes

Saturday, December 17, 2011

More Cute Penguins!!!

Crissy Armstrong, who designs for Whimsy Stamps as well as other companies, is an amazing artist who draws adorable images including penguins!!  This sweetie is a new digital image available at Whimsy Stamps called "Snowman and Penguins".  I choose to color the image with the earth tones from Copics, and added flocking and Polar White Flower Soft for dimension.  The beautiful dp is from my favorite this year, My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Christmas 6 x 6 pad, pearls were made with a Viva Decor Pearl Pen and the ribbon is from my stash.
Little Claires Designs - #16 Family Christmas
Mark's Finest Papers - #86 Make a Christmas Card
Card Makin Mamas - #35 Christmas
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - #5 Christmas with a Bow
Forever Friends Challenge Blog - #12 It's All Christmas
The Outlawz Challenge - CPC121611 Celebration

Friday, December 16, 2011

Guest Designer for Local Scrapbook Store!


Last week my "Not a Pickle" card won in the Playing in Paradise challenge, sponsored by Scrapbookers Paradise, a local company with four stores in Alberta and an online store.  Along with my prize, I was also asked to be the guest designer for this weeks challenge, soooo.......


The theme for this weeks challenge is Buttons which I love to include on my cards.  The image is "Mia's Ornament" from CC Designs Sweet November Stamps colored with Copics, then the large ornament was covered with the Cool Highlight Glitter Ritz with White glitter as accents.  The pine bough die is from Marianne Designs, while the swirls are either a Memory Box die or another Marianne die.
Here's a closer look at the ornament -

Check out the Playing in Paradise challenge to see all of the lovely projects by the members of the design team.
I am entering this card into the following:
4 Crafty Chicks - #68 Christmas Card
Art Impressions Stamps - #44 Buttons
Crop Stop - #50 Unique and Non-traditional Christmas
Paper Crafting Journey - Christmas
Paper Play Challenges - #50 Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge - "Y" is for Yipeee!! Christmas is almost here!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Herd it on the Rooftop!!!

I'm not sure if a group of reindeer are called a herd or not, but here's my interpretation of three of Santa's special friends getting ready for the big day, and my card for this month's challenge at One Crazy Stamper's theme of Winter/Christmas.

Your Next Stamp has adorable images and this is Happy as a Reindeer, stamped and masked on Copic Xpress It paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored with Copics.  The colored image and the red mat were both torn and inked, then mounted on designer paper from Fancy Pants Saint Nick collection.  The reindeers harnesses and the red stripes were all highlighted with the Chrome Silver Pearl Pen from Viva Decor, and textured snow was added with White Liquid Applique.
Crafty Card Makers - #58 Use It Three Times
Pollycraft Challenge Blog - #120 Christmas Fun
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges - #5 Christmas Images and Colours

Monday, December 12, 2011

You Gotta Have Friends

Another cutie from Sugar Nellies - "Furry Friends" colored with Copics attached to the front of a window card.  The seam binding was airbrushed with Copics to match the color scheme, and the gorgeous snowflake is from Marianne Designs dies.  The sentiment was embossed with silver.
Cupcake Craft Challenges - #172 Don't Look at the Light
Outlawz Challenges - Dec 12 - Let it Snow
Paper Sundaes - #99 Anything Christmas

Sunday, December 11, 2011

More Glitter!!

Better late than never - here's my post for Dream Valley Challenges new challenge today - "Christmas" - and this challenge runs until January 7th and there are so awesome prizes, so check it out here.

The image was stamped with Walnut Stain Distress ink, then the entire image was washed with Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, and Vintage Photo distress inks.  Scor-tape was adhered to the entire image, and a strip of 1/4" Scor-tape was used to mask off the area where the brown glitter was used.  Cool highlight glitter from Glitter Ritz was burnished over the image, then the mask was removed and the brown glitter was burnished on. 

Friday, December 9, 2011

It's My Last Pickle!

This is my last Pickle the Penguin stamp, I only purchased four this year from the images that were available.  Hopefully Wild Rose Studios will keep on making more of these cuties!!


"Pickle with Sledge" is off to deliver all of his gifts to the special people in his life.  The image was colored with Copic colors choosen to match the gorgeous dp paper from Bo Bunny's Snowfall collection.  All of the edges were inked with brown, as well as the Memory Box Frostyville border and the sentiment which is an oldie from MSE.  The snowflake stickers are from Jolee's and the ribbon is from my stash. 

Clearly Inspired - #41 Christmas
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - #112 Anything Goes
Fairy Fun Fridays - #67 Beat the Blues
Patties Creations Challenge - #34 Christmas
Stampin for the Weekend - #22 Christmas
Sarah Hurley Challenges - #55 Christmas
Sassy Studio Designs - #102 Christmas
Penny's Challenges - #68 Merry Christmas

Thursday, December 8, 2011

It's Not a Pickle!!

I still have one more card featuring Pickle the Penguin, but that's for tomorrow's post - today is for another sweet penguin image - this is "Warm Winter Wishes" from Sugar Nellie - love it!!!

The image was colored with Copics, and the dp is from Die Cuts With a View Winter Wonder stack.  Ribbon is from my stash, the snowflakes are Jolee's, and I used Flower Soft Polar White for the trim on the hat.  For the first time I am entering this card into the Sugar Nellie challenge, which this week is a wonderful sketch.
The Sugar Bowl - #73 Cathy's Sketch
Delightful Sketches - Blue Xmas
 Creative Belli Challenge - #132 Winter & Christmas
Ruby's Rainbow - #18 Monochrome

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Happy 1st Birthday to The Paper Shelter!!!

Good morning fellow crafters and welcome to The Paper Shelter Blog Hop.  Our hop is a very exciting one for all of us, as it is in celebration of our 1st Birthday!!!  If you have landed here from Debs then you're heading in the right direction - if not then you'll want to head on back to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to begin as you'll not want to miss out on this one!  Our Design Team have worked very hard and are showcasing the gorgeous images available from The Paper Shelter website, and each blog on the hop is offering one lucky commenter a digi of their choice as well as the main prize, details of which are on The Paper Shelter Challenge blog.

My card uses the pre-colored image "Balloon Ride" which I merged with paper and the sweet treats image from the Pattiserie accessorises set.  I printed out the Balloon Ride image twice, then fussy cut one of the images and popped it up over the original.  On the balloon and sweet treats I used Diamond Glaze and Viva Decors Brown Pearl Pen to add dimension to the fruit and chocolate chips and icing ( see below ).


From here you will need to hop on over to Tracey M's blog, or if you just stumbled across my blog, or gotten lost along the way, go back to the start of the list of design team members participating in the hop at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.  Don't forget to leave your comment for a chance of winning your choice of one of the fab digis available in store.  Hop!  Hop!  Hop! 
Good luck,. and we hope you're enjoying all of the wonderful inspirations from the Design Team.


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Wish Upon a Star


Another cute penguin card, and you guessed it, it's another Pickle - this time it's Pickle with Present from Wild Rose Studio - love these little cuties!!
I love the look of an easel card, and it's been awhile since I made one, and the round easel cards are a favorite.  The image was colored with Copics, white flock was added to the fur trim, and Flower Soft Polar White makes his pom pom trim complete.  All of the dp is from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas 6 x 6 paper pad.  Every shape was cut with a Spellbinder die, except for the Canadian Doily from Cherry Lynn Designs, and the star punch. 
I am entering this card into the following:
Kaboodle Doodles - #96 Colors of Christmas
Make My Monday - #27 Seasonal + Add some Glitter
Ooh La La Creations Challenges - #94 Lots of Sparkle
Simon Says Stamps - Anything Goes
Bah-Humbug Christmas Challenge - #47 Cute Christmas Critters
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - #111 Colours of Xmas with option of Sparkle

Monday, December 5, 2011

From Our Igloo to Yours!

As promised yesterday, here's my second penguin card, and this one features "Pickle on Igloo" colored with Copics.  Polar white flower soft highlights the snow on the ground, and white flocking was added to this cutie's hat trim.  The igloo was colored and then covered with Diamond Glaze, and tiny silver stars were added with a Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen to the sky.  The dp paper is from last year's SEI Kris Kringle 6 x 6 paper pad.
I am entering this card into the following:
Crazy Challenges - #96 Anything Goes
Bah-Humbug Christmas - #47 Cute Christmas Critters
Totally Papercrafts - #95 Let It Snow

Sunday, December 4, 2011

A Penguin Christmas

One of my all time favorite images is anything to do with penguins, so when I saw the adorable Pickle stamps from Wild Rose Studio, I just had to add some to my collection!   This is the first of four cards that I've been working on, so expect to see a few more penguins popping up on my blog in the next few days. 

Here's "Pickle with Tippie" wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!  The image was stamped with Memento ink on Copic Xpress It paper, then colored with Copics.  The dp is from my favorite 6 x 6 paper pad this year, My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas.  Although you can't really see it in this photo, there are champagne bubbles floating out of the glass.
I am entering this card into the following:
Addicted to Stamps Challenge - #18 Christmas card
Come and Get it Challenges - Anything Christmas
Gingerloft Challenge - GL30 Christmas & Winter
Lets Ink It Up - #18 Christmas Projects


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Jolly & Glittery Little Santa

Wow, where did the year go?  Hard to believe that today is the first day of the last month of the year, and that Christmas is only 24 more sleeps away ( when the kids were small we counted down the sleeps until Santa arrived ).  Since it's the first of the month it's time for the next challenge at One Crazy Stamper and the theme is Winter/Christmas.
For this card I decided to use a technique that involves lots, and lots of messy glitter - it was time to get the animals all glittery for the upcoming season anyway!!  I stamped Jolly Little Santa from Whimsy Stamps on the front of a sheet of acrylic with Staz On Jet black ink.  Then working on the back side of the stamped image I put Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear adhesive on all of the parts of the image that I wanted to be either red, black, green or gold.  After applying the glue I sprinkled the selected color of Glitter Ritz on to the glue and shook off the access ( if you are going to try this technique run a used dryer sheet over both sides of the acrylic, it prevents some of the static ).  Once all of the glue dries I then applied Flower Soft Polar White Diamond range to the front of the card to make the fur trim ( use the same adhesive ).  Dp paper from Fancy Pants Saint Nick collection is on the inside of the card, and Whimsy Stamps Holiday Wishlist, stamped on kraft paper, and colored with Prismacolor pencils finishes the inside.  Ribbon and sentiment are from my stash.
I am entering this card into the following:
City Crafter - #85 Santa Claus is Coming

Exciting News - Happy 1st Birthday TPS!!!

The Paper Shelter is turning 1 on December 7th, and to celebrate we have a big blog hop planned, with prizes to be won, and lots of wonderful projects by both design teams for your inspiration.  Be sure to check it out on Wednesday, December 7th, here.
 

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Anything Goes Challenge at TPS

If you're looking for the One Crazy Stamper and Kraftin Kimmie blog hop, please scroll down to the next post.


Team B's challenge this week at the The Paper Shelter is everyone's favorite - Anything Goes!!  I love the versatility of digi stamps, the ability to resize and merge images are endless, and this card is the result of that.  I merged A Victorian Morticia  and Cookies for Santa to create a wonderful Christmas Eve scene.  The image was colored with Copics, cut and matted with Spellbinders Grand Label One dies, and placed on dp from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas collection.

As always our Sponsors are the very talented and generous Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter, and they are offering you a fabulous prize of  $20 to spend on whatever your like in their webshop if you use one of their gorgeous images:-

 They have such fabulous things to offer you -  digi stamps, papers and accessories and all at such brilliant value.  If you haven't used one of their images you can still enter the challenge to win 3 of their images of your own choice.

I am entering this card into the following:
Digi Stamps 4 joy - #33 Merry Xmas
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - Christmas
Craft Your Passion Challenge - #86 Tis the Season
Crafty Boots Challenges - Anything Goes

My First Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to One Crazy Krafty HOP!!  Today Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps is combining forces with One Crazy Stamper to bring you an incredible blog hop filled with lots of krafty goodness!!
Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps is an online Canadian stamp company with whimsical stamps from several different artists, catering to cardmakers and scrapbookers with lots of different styles!  If you like to colour….you’ll love our images!!!  Check us out at our krafty SHOP
One Crazy Stamper is a fantastic Canadian crafting store with an online site as well as a brick and mortar store located in Bolton, Ontario!  They carry all kinds of paper, embellishments, Copic markers and SO much more!!  Check them out here!
 
Our blog hop today features both Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps and crafting goodies from One Crazy Stamper with projects created by design team members from both teams!!  Be sure to hop around from blog to blog and leave a comment at each stop, because some lucky random commenter's are going to win some krafty goodies!!! 


Welcome to my blog, if you've arrived here from Diana's blog you're in the right place, or if you've lost your way start back at Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge blog here.
My card features one of three images and five sentiments available as a set entitled "Canine Capers 2", designed by Emilie Goulet, one of the fabulous artists that designs for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on to Copic Xpress It paper, and colored with Copics.  The background was air brushed with Copics.  The designer papers are from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found 2 Sunshine 6 x 6 pad, and the sentiment was stamped with Versa Fine Onyz Black ink on seam binding, then antiqued with Tea Dye Distress ink.

**Please make sure to hop through the entire list of participants since we will be giving away some super cute Kraftin Kimmie Stamps to random commenters on the DT member's blogs!  And be sure to become a follower of the OCS blog, we will be posting winners of the blog hop candy on the OCS blog,  Dec 4th!


  Your next stop on the hop is Angie.
Have a great day hoping!!

I am entering this card into the following:
Divas by Design Challenge - #16 Anything Goes
Fab n Funky Challenge - #101 Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters - #62 Anything Goes

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Winter Vacation Anyone?

For my last post for this months Food/Drink challenge at One Crazy Stamper, I stamped the hilarious Art Impressions Girlfriends image - just imagine yourself on a beautiful white beach in a tropical location gossiping with your gal pals - wouldn't that be lovely!!!

The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Xpress It paper, colored with Copics and fussy cut, then mounted on to two papers from Fancy Pants Beach Babe paper collection that was available this past summer.  I used a Versamark pad and a light tan embossing powder to imitate the sand.
Today is the last day to enter this months challenge at OCS, and the winners will be announced tomorrow.  Thursday will be the start of December's challenge, so keep checking the One Crazy Stamper blog to see the theme.
Don't forget that tomorrow is also an extra special day for the design team at One Crazy Stamper, our first blog hop with Kraftin' Kimmie, so make sure to join us here, and leave comments on each blog to win randomly chosen prizes.
I am entering this card into the following:
Creative Craft Challenges - Free For All
Party Time Tuesdays - #44 Anything Goes
I Did It Creations - #83 Eat, Drink & Be Merry

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Snow is Glistening

Time for the next Dream Valley Challenge, and I get to choose the top three for this one!!!  The theme this fortnight is SPARKLE, so get out your glitter, bling and all things sparkley and enter to win the challenge.  My card this time was created with nothing but masks, glitter and flocking -


I started this card with a white card base with a piece of Scor-tape layered on top.  The snowy hill and the moon are masks that I created from the leftover backing paper from the scor-tape, and the snowman is part of Tim Holtz idea-ology Seasonal mask set.  Using two blue. silver and white Glitter Ritz the background was created using the burnished velvet technique.  After removing the snowman mask, flocking was used to give a different texture to it.

Challenges I am entering this card into:
Paper Sundaes - #97 Winter Wonderland
The Hybrid Chick - #7Make it Sparkle
Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C115 - Snow
Totally Gorjuss - #108 Sparkle
Phindy's Place Challenge - #83 A Sprinkling of Snow


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Non-traditional Christmas Colors

It's my turn for this month's challenge at Sundays with Crissy, and I have used "Little Artist", one of Crissy's newest digital images available from Whimsy Stamps.  This little sweetheart has been busy painting the decorations on the trees.  The challenge this month is to make a Christmas card with non-traditional colors, and I had just purchased the Saint Nick collection of papers from Fancy Pants, which has wonderful prints using yellow, so here's my take on the non-traditional.  The image was colored with Copics, fussy cut and mounted onto the dp.  Since you are not suppose to use any green or red on your card, I used Pink Smooch to color any red on the dp.  The snowflake corner die is from Memory Box, and the snowflake is a Spellbinders die.  Check out the challenge and enter to win five digital images from Crissy here.
Entering this card into the following:
4 Crafty Chicks - Snowflakes
Charisma Cardz - Snowflakes

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Fudge!

Here's a sweet little bear celebrating the coming winter season.  The image is Fudge - Do I Look Good on This available from Cuddly Buddly which I colored with Copics.  The image was mounted onto a letterpress background created with the Snowflakes Impressabilities.  The snowflake was cut with a Spellbinders snowflake die, and the border punch is from EK Success.
Challenges for this card:
City Crafter - #84 A Pink Christmas
Creative Card Crew - Monochromatic

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Christmas Cookies!!

Wow, time is really flying by, just over a month until the BIG DAY!!  Usually by now I have dozens of cookies and squares waiting to be eaten over the holidays, but I haven't even started baking yet!  Hopefully this card will inspire me to get busy!!


My card this week features "Bronte & Louis" from Stamping Bella, and okay it's not really a Christmas image, but somewhere in the world there are sure to be little boys celebrating the holiday in balmy weather.  Just imagine this young boy eating his shortbread cookie with lots of sprinkles, while his faithful companion tries to steal a bite!!  The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Copic Xpress It paper and colored with Copic Sketch MarkersSilver Smooch accents the dog collar, the button on the boys shorts, and the veins on the snowflakes.  Image was cut with Spellbinders Label 5 die, matted and mounted onto dp from Bo Bunny's Blitzen collection.  The decorative edge was cut with Tim Holtz Snowflake on the Edge Die and additional snowflakes were cut with older Spellbinder dies.  To complete the card, sprinkles of red and green Stickles were applied.

 I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Anything Goes Challenge - #54 A Real Sweetie
Send A Smile 4 Kids - Happy Holiday Wishes for Kids

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Paper Shelter Snowflake Challenge

This weeks challenge theme at The Paper Shelter is "Snowflakes".

                                

If you enter the challenge and you have used a Paper Shelter image, and you are randomly selected in the drawing, you could win a $20.00 gift certificate to spend in The Paper Shelter shop.  If your creation is randomly selected, but you did not use a Paper Shelter image, you could still win your choice of one digi image from The Paper Shelter shop.  Isn't that great!?  That means that everyone can play!


Here's my vision of a beautiful winter day using two digital images from The Paper Shelter merged to make one stunning card.  The images are Winter Tree and Snowman and are colored with Copics.  The dp is from Basic Grey's Figgy collection, and the die is Frostyville Border from Memory Box.  The sentiment was embossed with silver to add dimension.
I am entering this card into the following:
Fab n Funky Challenges - #99 Baby, It's Cold Outside
I Brake for Challenges - IBFCC#14 Four Seasons
Crafters Companion Challenge - #18 Let It Snow
Digital Tuesday Challenge - #137 Christmas Time

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

We Love Santa!!


It's Tuesday, so it's my turn to create a project for One Crazy Stamper!  It's the most wonderful time of the year when children dream of Santa, and this adorable image says it all.  The image is "Christmas Tots with Santa" from Art Impressions, stamped on Copic Xpress It paper and colored with Copic Sketch Markers.  The dp is from Bo Bunny Father Christmas 6 x 6 pad, and to highlight the sentiment that is part of the paper, I used Diamond Glaze from Judikins
 to give it dimension.  All of the highlighted items are available at One Crazy Stamper.

You still have two weeks to enter this months One Crazy Stamper challenge of Food/Drink, so get creating for your chance to win a fabulous prize!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Snowy Friends


Let it snow, let it snow, we are getting snow!!  The newest member of the zoo is having a ball playing in this wonderful white stuff - we don't have enough yet, just a skiff, but Nova is loving it!!  Too bad though, because then she comes into the house ready to rumble and the cats are getting the brunt of it - oh well, at least they know enough to jump up where she can't yet reach.

                              

I recently won a challenge and the prize was a gift certificate for Joanna Sheen's store in the UK, so of course I had to purchase a couple of the gorgeous Giordano Studio stamps - this is "Friends" which I colored with Copics.  The grapevine wreath is a die from Memory Box and the dp is My Minds Eye Lost & Found Christmas.  The sentiment from Waltzingmouse was cut with a Spellbinders die.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Cards for Men - #23 It's Nearly Christmas
Forever Friends Challenge Blog - Christmas is Coming
Penny Black and More at Allsorts - All Creatures Great and Small
Challenge Up Your Life - #56 Friendship

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Merry Penguin

Time for another challenge over at Dream Valley challenges and for this fortnight the theme is Stitching, with the chance to win a prize from One Stop Crafts.

 I love penguins, so last year when this cutie was available from Stampavie, I had to have it!  It was stamped on Xpress It with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored with Copics, then cut and layered onto 2 sizes of Labels 15 Spellbinders die shapes.  The fur trim and pompom on the hat were flocked, and Flower Soft Polar White was sprinkled on the ground. 

I am entering this card into the following:
Fun With Shapes and More - Use something 3 times
Incy Wincy Designs - #119 Stitching

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Great Tidings


I finally have time to play and design my own cards, so with Christmas right around the corner you'll be seeing a lot of holiday themed cards on my blog.  This card features one of the newer Kraftin' Kimmie images by artist Annie Rodrigue entitled " Elysia Angel".  She was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Xpress It paper, and colored with Copics.  After fussy cutting the image, I mounted it on to a Spellbinders Parisan motif die cut from a gorgeous gold paper, then popped up the die and image, using My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas designer paper as the background.  The ribbon and poinsettia embellishment are from a big box craft store, and the sentiment was borrowed from a good friends collection of stamps.

I am entering this card into the following:
2 Sisters Challenge - #65 Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - #106 Christmas Traditions
Top Tip Tuesday - #59 Anything Christmas
Make My Monday - #23 Christmas - Vintage/Traditional

Friday, November 11, 2011

Double Trouble Snow Buddies

   

There's nobody like snow buddies, I know - okay that's all the words that I know for that song, so it time to announce this week's theme for Cuddly Buddly's Digital challenge blog and it's Double Trouble ( two little people on one card ).   This card features Frosty Snowgirl and Frosty Snowboy from Cuddly Buddly, colored with my Copics of course!!  Added details include Flower Soft Polar White, liquid applique, snowflake punches, a Martha Stewart border punch, pearls and scraps of paper left over from last years Christmas cards.

I am entering this card into the following:
Delightful Sketches - Snowflakes
Top Tip Tuesday - #59 Anything Christmas
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges - #46 Anything Goes With a Digi

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Sweetie Pie!!


It's my time to highlight a project for One Crazy Stamper, and in keeping with this month's challenge theme of Food/Drink, my card this week features the beautiful "Gwendolyn Lulu" from Stamping Bella, which was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Copic X-press It paper, then colored with Copic Sketch Markers.  The image was cut, embossed, and matted with Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles Large.  The dp is from My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Happy Go Lucky collection, and all edges were inked with a Memento Lilac Posies dew drop.  Flowers are from Prima, and the pearls were made with Viva Decor Magenta Pearl Pen.

Enter your project into the One Crazy Stamper's November challenge of Food or Drink, for your chance to win a fabulous prize package of Whimsy stamps.

I am entering this card into the following:
Heart Song Inspirations - #23 Anything Goes
Card Making Mamas - #32 Cut it Out
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - #107 Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - #62 Die Cuts
Charisma Cardz - #44 Cutesy
Moving Along with the Times - #133 Food & Drink

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Christmas Fun

Time for the next Paper Shelter challenge which is to create a project with Christmas Fun as the theme. 


The image I choose to work with is "Holy Night", which I colored with Copic Markers, and then highlighted the clock and berries with Diamond Glaze, and added flocking on Santa's hat.  The finished image was cut with Spellbinders Label 11, the decorative strip of green cardstock was punched with one of Martha Stewart's designs, and the sentiment was from a Justrite Christmas sentiment set.  Dp is from Basic Grey's Figgy collection, ribbon and rhinestones were pulled from my stash.


        
If you enter the challenge and you used a Paper Shelter image, and you are randomly selected in the drawing, you could win a $20.00 gift certificate to spend in The Paper Shelter shop.  If your creation is randomly selected, but you did not use a Paper Shelter image, you could still win your choice of one digi image from The Paper Shelter shop.  Isn't that great!?  That means that everyone can play!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

It's a Food & Drink Challenge!!

The challenge for this month at One Crazy Stamper is to create a project with a Food and Drink theme.  One of the newest lines of stamps that OCS is now carrying is Humprey's Corner Collection from Crafters Companion, and when I saw this sweet little image I had to have it. 


This is the 'Friends Forever' stamp set available here, colored with Copic Sketch Markers, die cut with Spellbinders Label 22, and mounted onto a gate fold card which features My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Happy Go Lucky paper.  The gate fold is held closed with a large button from my stash.
Challenges I am entering this card into:
Stamp with Fun - #135 Buttons
There's Magic in the Air - Trick or Treat or Something Sweet
The Crafty Pad - #145 Friendship
Send a Smile for Kids Challenge - For the Girls

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Japanese Wishes

                        
Our challenge this time at Dream Valley Challenges is a great one - "Anything Goes".
Join the dt in showing off your project, and enter to win a great prize.
I recently opened my home to International students studying English at the University of Calgary, and have welcomed two young ladies from Japan.  So when I was leaving comments on a blog recently, I saw this cutie and knew that I had to find the source. 
This is Yuki from Sister Stamps,  just one of the designs available, colored with Copics, mounted on two Spellbinders Fleur de lis pendants, and popped up on paper from the Bo Bunny Blitzen collection.  The sentiment is from Whimsy stamps.
I am entering this card into the following:
Christmas Inspirations - #35 Die Cuts or Punches
Come and Get It Challenges - Anything Goes
I Did It Creations - #79 Oriental Ladies
Bah Humbug Christmas - #43 Die Cuts