Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Crafty Pad Challenge

I was asked to be a guest designer for the current challenge at The Crafty Pad which is being sponsored by Stitchy & I Did It Boutique this week! I was able to choose from 4 different images from Robyn's Fetish and I chose this darling little bird.The prize is from Robyn's store and will be five digital images or five digital paper sets of your choice!
The challenge this week is to use sewing...real or faux. I decided to use faux quite by accident! I had forgotten what the requirement was to be when I created my card, I sent it in to my "boss lady" Jeanette, then realized I hadn't done the sewing...Uh oh! No problem really... I just used a Copic marker and "sewed" around a part of my card, took more pics and sent it back along its' merry way! If only real life could be that easy! lol! But I digress... Back to the challenge.
Go over and check out all the wonderful creations the very talented designers from The Crafty Pad have to show you. They are indeed a very amazing , talented group and I feel honored to be included with them this week! Have a wonderful week!
I am also entering this into the following challenges :
Stamp Something - Stamp something with some pink
Secret Crafter - Anything that Flies
Digi Doodle Shop - Anything Goes
Paper Players - Anything Goes

I Did It Charming!

The challenge this week at the I Did It Challenge blog is all about using charms. Please use a charm somewhere on your creation! My card today uses this sweet birdie image from one of the talented artists who are connected with Stitchy Bear and I Did It Creations Crafting Creations. This week's artist is Card Mad Fairy and can be found here. I did my card using the sketch from this week's
challenge at Crazy 4 Challenges. I did take a little liberty with the sketch by turning the background around and using a different shape for the middle area...but that's what is so good about sketch challenges...They are sketches and you are able to jump off from their starting point and make it your own! My card stock and designer paper is from DCWV. I colored using Copic markers and Sharpie markers . My ribbon from my stash. The charm is from Michael's and the flower from a company called Trico.
Go on over to the IDIC blog and check out what all of our designers have created for you... Jump right into the challenge and let us see how "charming" you can be! Have a great day everyone!
I am also entering this into the following challenges:
One Stop Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - Sketch challenge
Wee Memories - Free For All

Thursday, October 28, 2010

D2D weekly challenge

This week the image by Faith is this darling bear scarecrow. I fell instantly in love with him! It took me a while to figure out how to use him on a card though...This is my third attempt and I think I finally got it right! Go on over to Designed 2 Delight and check out the challenge yourself! I am also entering this into Double Delight where the twist is to use this image with twine... Have a great day everyone!

AiF Halloween Challenge!

This week the challenge at AiFactory is an easy one...Halloween! Show us what you've got! Here is my card using 2 different images from the AiFactory store. Go over and check out all the cool images (here) that come with this set,and get busy spooking and creating! Enter this week's challenge for a chance to win them all and a shot at being a Guest DT member in November! You have until Wednesday November 3rd, at 11:59EST to upload a card or project and then a winner will be drawn randomly. If you use an AIF image, you get double entries in to win. Make sure you check out the freebies here (there's even a haunted house perfect for this challenge). Join us in our challenge and check out what all of the DT have created for your viewing pleasure! have a great day!
I am also entering this into the following:
Crazy 4 Challenges - Halloween Theme
Simon Says - Stamp and Show something Spooky
Oh La La challenge - Scary stuff
Tip Top Tuesday - Anything Goes

Sunday, October 24, 2010

IDIC # 25

The challenge this week at I Did It Challenge Blog is an easy one! Anything Goes! The design team were allowed to pick an image from Didgi Doodles. I chose this little cutie named Katey. I decided to make a tag with her. I cut out my tag from gray card stock using my Cricut. I then used Some chalk inks to stamp all over the tag with a stamp set called Travel World from TPC Studio. My princess circle was a freebie (sorry don't remember where...). I colored Katey using my Copic markers. The arrows on the tag are made out of vinyl from the cover of an old school binder(I try to think green!). I cut them out using my Cricut and Accent Essentials cartridge. Ribbon is Miss Elizabeth's. Go on over to the IDIC blog and check out what the other DT have done for your viewing enjoyment and give the challenge a whirl! Have a great Sunday everyone! My grand daughter is in a cheerleading competition later today (and she's only 8!).

Friday, October 22, 2010

AiF Blog Hop for Autumn!

Hi there! Welcome to the first stop on the AIF new release blog hop. This weekend the Design Team will be showcasing some brand new images that will be available in the store on October 25th!

If get lost on your way, head on back to the AiFactory Challenge blog to get started. It has all the information that you need for the blog hop and you don’t want to miss out on anything!

As you are hopping along, make sure that you stop and leave a comment on each DT member’s blog that you visit! At the end of the hop, 3 random winners are going to be picked to win some great prizes. The winner’s will be drawn from the blog’s of 3 DT members, but no one knows which ones! So the more comments you leave, the better chance of winning you have. What are the prizes?? Well 1st prize is a $10 Gift Certificate to the AiFactory store so that you can choose any images that you want!

2nd prize wins 4 digis of your choice from all the ones showcased this weekend and 3rd prize wins 3 digis of choice!

My creation that I am showing you today uses this cute pilgrim girl image. I have made place cards with her. How perfect for our Thanksgiving day table!Your next stop on the hop is Rhonda's blog. Check out all of the other DT members creations! Have fun and don't forget to leave comments along the way!

I am also entering this into the following challenges:
Craftalicious - Anything goes
Stamp Something - Use a digi
Challenge Up Your Life - Autumn
Crazy 4 Challenges - Fall/Autumn
Stampin for the Weekend - Halloween/Fall
Baby Buds Designs - Fall

Thursday, October 21, 2010

AiF challenge# 53...Are you blue?

It's all about blue and brown this week at AiFactory Challenge blog.You are to use those colors with your challenge card, or creation. We were given this cute image to use.This image would be great for a masculine or a feminine card.Here is what I did...Papers are from my stash, ribbon is Miss Elizabeth's. Colored with Copic markers, spellbinder die for the image layer, and stamp from Michael's $1 bin. Why not head over to the AiF challenge blog; check out my fellow DT members creation, and enter! Have a super Thursday everyone! Leave me some lovin'

Monday, October 18, 2010

D2D Challenge

The challenge this week at Designed to Delight is an easy one.It's all about breast cancer awareness.October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Many of us have been affected by this disease in one way or another... I have lost one good friend and had another one go through all the horrors that breast cancer has to offer. I am thankful that my friend Gail is a survivor and I love her dearly.Never a day goes by that I don't think about my friend Sue who wasn't as lucky...This card was done with an image that Faith has up in her store here. I received it for free for being in her progressive challenge. Why not go over to Designed to Delight and check out the wonderful set she has for sale for Breast Cancer Awareness Week? I also did this card to enter in D2D's sister challenge; Double Delight. At Double Delight the challenge is to think pink. Have a great week everyone and hug your mothers, sisters, daughters, and girlfriends...

Sunday, October 17, 2010

IDIC Challenge #25

The challenge at I Did It Challenge blog this week is entitled, "The Girl of My Dreams". We got to choose from some really cute images from Beary Dust.So many cute girl images that it was really difficult to just choose one...but I finally picked Tracey. I think she is just adorable! I used a new technique from Splitcoast Stampers that had me using my Score Pal to dry emboss the lines on my yellow card stock. A pretty neat technique! My sentiment and little floral stamps are from SU and my card stock from Michael's. I used Copic markers to color her and a few rhinestones to complete the look. Go over and check out all the neat creations the DT have created for you, and try out the challenge! Have a great week everyone!
I am also entering this into :
Craftalicious - Anything goes
Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge - "These are my Peeps"
Just Inspirational - Anything Goes

Thursday, October 14, 2010

D2D challenge and Double Delight too!

The challenge this week at Designed 2 Delight is this sweet flower image from Faith. I used green and blue for the challenge at Double Delight. The sentiment (I believe) is also from Designed 2 Delight. The back ground paper is Basic Grey. The card stock from A.C. Moore. My flowers are from Trico and I colored my image with Copic markers. Whew! I think I got this challenge in just under the wire!
I am also entering this into the ABC Challenge Blog - F is for flowers

AiFactory Challenge #52... Embossing!

The challenge at AiFactory this week is all about animals. I guess birds fall into that category as we were given some cool clip art to use this week for our creations.Clip art is cool cause the coloring is all done for you! I have chosen to make a bookmark "tag" with two of the different owls in this group of clip art.I used a premade tag from Office Depot and distressed it a bit with Tim Holz distressing inks. I added three images and then some rhinestones and a sentiment from the $1 bin atMichael's. Easy Peasy...all done! Go on over to the AiFactory Challenge blog and check out what all of the DT members have created for you and then try the challenge! You may be the next winner of some cute images by Mia!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Love Ewe!

I love this little lamb! How can you not smile at this cutie! This image is by Robyn over at Robyn's Fetish. She can be found with a few other artists by clicking on the Stitchy Bear & I Did It Crafting Boutique logo on my right side of my blog.I used a sizzix die cut for the green flourishes and my spellbinder die for the shape around the lamb and the green paper.I colored with Copics and used a glitter gel pen in the white part of the lamb (hard to see in the pic but really cool IRL). My background papers are all oldies from my HUGE stash! I am also entering this into the following challenges:
Crafts4Eternity - all that glitters
Cute Card Thursday - Make it Your Own
Craftalicious Challenges - Anything Goes
Create For Fun - Use a digital image
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Use a song as the inspiration ( Mares Eat Oats, and Does eat oats,and little Lambs eat ivy...)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

New Releases at AiFactory!

Today is the day for new releases from Designs by Mia at AiFactory. The DT had the fun of working with some of the images earlier so that we could show you today.Here is my image:

Isn't she the sweetest little fairy in the pumpkin patch?! The leaves that I used as an embellishment are from another new release also. I used my Copic and Prisma markers to color my image. Papers are from A.C. Moore. My Spellbinder die was used for cutting out the shape around my image. The flowers are from a company called Trico that I found at a little junk store near my home.I used a glitter pen to do her wings and around her hair bow, etc.The charm (love) was bought in a packet from Michael's. All of the DT have been getting new creations ready for you to check out. So go to their blogs (listed on my right side bar)and see what "goodies" they have created. After you are finished with that; go check out the store at AiFactory.
I am also entering my creation into the following challenges:
Incy Wincy - Sparkle and Glitter
Glitterbabe's Challenge - anything goes w/ glitter
Inky Impressions - Anything goes
Freshly Brewed Challenges - Anything goes + "girly"
Paper Sundaes - A change of seasons
Fab & Funky - use a digi
Ellephantastic Challenges - anything goes
No Time to Stamp - Back to Nature(she is in a pumpkin patch!)
Bah! Humbug! - Cuties

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Clearly Delightful Blog Challenge#10

I thought I would like to color up a cute little sheep image from Laurie at Doodle Pantry this week. I love her artwork! I am a little biased as I was a member of her first Design Team but none the less...she is one of my favorite artists! She rocks!!! Right now there is a challenge on her site to use ribbon along with one of her images to make your creation. I did a card to give to my Hubby whose initials are...are you ready for this!? EWE! I kid you not! lol funny I know but yup those are his initials! It works out well for me and this sentiment though! I am entering this into the monthly challenge at Clearly Delightful Blog Challenge.

AiF Challenge #51 Embossing Showdown! us what you've got! This week the challenge at AiFactory is all about embossing. You need to emboss on your creation...either dry or heat! That's up to you! I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder to dry emboss my background for this wonderful image from AiFactory.If you don't have any AiFactory images why not check out the store? We do have some freebies that you can try out too!While it is not a requirement to use AIF images for your card, we would love it if you do and you get double entry points to win! I think you will love all the cute images that are to be found in Mia's store! This embossing challenge will close on the 13th so check it out on the AiF blog and while you are there; check out all of the DT members wonderful creations that they have done just for you!!!
We still have our monthly challenge going on too, so go check it out. The winner from the monthly challenge will win all of the October 10th releases! That is a huge prize! You have until October 13th to link up with us for the monthly challenge found here.
I am also entering this into the following challenges:
Pixie Cottage - sketch and/or embossing
SSDS - Anything Goes
PollyCraft - Anything Goes
Fab and Funky - Use a digi image

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

AiF monthly Challenge

That's right! AiFactory now has a monthly challenge right along with their weekly challenge! You have the chance to enter their monthly challenge at your leisure...on your weekly cutoff cause you have two whole weeks to enter! Time to think about that perfect creation before you start creating it! So... what are you waiting for? Go on over and check it out here.
Here are the rules!
Submit ANY project using ANY AiFactory Digital stamp. To get you started you can receive a Free Stamp to download and use , this stamp is Free till this challenge lasts.( That's right...get the cute stamp that I used to do my card for absolutely free! Go and check out the details here)
Use a FREE digital stamp and you get entered ONCE in the draw
Use any other Digital stamp from Store you get entered Twice (customer appreciation :) )
Entries are open till 13th OCT.
The Winner will receive Full collection of Our OCT 10 Release

Sunday, October 3, 2010

D2D Apple Delight!

The challenge from Faith at Designed 2 Delight this week is to use this cute apple image (the 2 apples together).This image is free for the first challenge of the month so if you don't have it; go and grab it before it is placed in her shop for sale! This is a progressive challenge and you will receive the next weeks' image free if you enter a creation using the current weeks' image. I have re-sized and flipped the image to incorporate it on my card. I have used a Martha Stewart punch to punch out some music sheet paper from Paper Studio for my border. I also added a green ribbon behind the border punch to "bring it up a notch"! My sentiment is an actual stamp from Hero Arts. I used Prisma color markers to color my image.Pop dots were added to the apples on the bottom to give some dimension. My card stock is actually from a company that makes checks! The black paper behind the sentiment is from A.C Moore. I am also entering this at Double Delight where the challenge is to "punch it up" by using a border punch on your card.

Spooky! And then some... ( IDIC #24)

This week's challenge at I Did It Challenge blog is sponsored by Hope Jacare Doodles.This artist can be found at Stitchy Bear & I Did It Creations Crafting Boutique.You have two weeks for this challenge! There will be an awesome prize package too!(I don't even know what it is it must be good! lol!) We used a cute jack o lantern as our main image and then it was "all about Halloween"! I made this stair step card to help showcase the image. I colored with my Copic markers and a white gel pen. I cut out the tree, fence, cat, bats and other pumpkin from my Paper Dolls cartridge using my Cricut machine. I love it when it can be used for my card making!The ribbon I used is from Michael's. The card stock for my base is from my scrap pile. It was double sided so it worked perfectly for my stair steps!
Go on over to I Did It Challenge blog and check out all the wonderful creations the DT have for you, read the rules for the challenge, and get busy! I hope to be commenting on your wonderful creation soon! Have a blessed day everyone!
I am also entering this in the following challenges:
Baby Bud Designs -Fall/Halloween
The Crafty Pad - Spooky
Cowgirl Up Designs- Anything Goes
Ellephantastic Challenges - Black and Orange
If The Shoe Fits - Orange
Digi Doodle - 3D
By The Cute and Girly - Spooky
One Stitch at a Time - Spooky Halloween

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