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