Sunday, November 28, 2010

IDIC # 31 Surprise Me!

The challenge this week at I Did It Challenge Blog is an open challenge...Surprise Me! Pretty easy with a wide range of possibilities!
We were able to choose an image by Lil Diva who is our sponsor for this challenge.You can find here images at our store. I chose this sweet nativity scene. I thought it would make a nice gift if I colored and framed it...So that's what I did! Colored with Copics and framed with a frame from one of my favorite stores...Dollar Tree! Where else to go for the finishing touches to a gift? lol!
Go on over and check out all of the wonderful samples our DT has done for you at IDIC and try your hand at the challenge!
I am entering this into the following:
One Stop Craft Challenge - Christmas Cuties
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - Christmas
Crafty Sentiments -Christmas

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Designed 2 Delight meets The Digi Shack!

I made this cute little hot cocoa pack holder using the free image from Faith at Designed 2 Delight for this weeks' progressive challenge. This is the last one for the month of November. Next week she will offer a new digital image to all! I happened upon the Blog Hop this morning at Designed 2 Delight and this cocoa pack holder was one of the thrifty gifts they showed. I loved it and just knew I would have to use it! I teamed up my cup of cocoa with a sentiment from D2D for the tag. I next made a card to go with this using an image from one of my old design teams...The Digi Shack. Toni was giving away this sweet Mrs. Claus image over at CDAC for their sketch challenge this month.
I am also entering this into the following:
Bee Crafty - Something hidden (I have a cocoa pack inside my holder card)
Elephantastic Challenge
- Red & Green
Our Creative Corner - Make a Tag
Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog- Buttons and Bows

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Friendship Challenge at AiF!

What a perfect challenge for Thanksgiving! I am very thankful for my friends as they are the people who are always there for you and the ones that will tell you the truth (no matter how much you don't want to hear it)! We were given this sweet dog and cat image to work with and also the sentiment (which is a freebie!!). I used papers from Rusty Pickles that had nursery rhymes on it! I have used my Nestabilities die to cut out the image and the kraft paper that I mounted it on. Copics to color and ribbons from my stash! Go over to AiFactory Challenge blog and check out all the great samples that the DT have created for you and then give it a try! You have one week to post your creation; so after that Black Friday shopping...relax with crafting!
Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it!
Fab and Funky - Go With the Flow
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Animals
Inktegrity Challenge blog - Anything Goes

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

CDAC challenge

Crafters Digital Art Center had some digital images offered by Nana Vic's up for free. The cutest little images to do "quickie" things with.I took 2 of those images and an image from D2d and combined them all together in my Microsoft Word program to make this Christmas morning scene. Faith's image (D2D) is the one big package in the center with the teddy bear on top. The other images are from Nan Vics' digital images.(the tree and the 3 gifts piled together...I reversed the gifts to make it look different on the other side of the big image.)Anyway...I loved that I was able to merge these all together to make a scene! I colored with Copics, stickles and glitter pens. I used a button with embroidery floss for the sentiment in the upper right hand corner. My package under the tree on the lower left hand side is actually a package tag that I bought last year after xmas on clearance!I have entered this into the following challenges:
Spoonful of Sugar - Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations - Traditional Christmas Colors
Crafty Pad Challenge Blog - Red and Green

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

D2D Penguin and Snowflakes!

This week Faith at Designed 2 Delight gave us this darling penguin as our image to work with. Over at Double Delight our challenge is to use snowflakes with this image.I loved this challenge! My background paper is embossed with snowflakes then I added snowflakes confetti and 2 snowflakes that came with xmas decorations for packaging. I colored with Copic markers and glitter pens. I also added a little puff paint for the snow. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

IDIC #30 Wings

The theme this week at I Did it Creations challenge blog is wings.That's right we want so see wings somewhere on your creations... butterflies, birds, fairies, bugs... anything!
We are sponsored by the very talented Eiglas and you can view and purchase their images at the Stitchy Bear Craft boutique (here).
My card was done to give a more "vintage" feel to it... I distressed my kraft paper after I ran it through my Cuttlebug using an embossing folder. I used a ticket punch from SU for the top corners and also added some ribbon along one side. (My kraft paper is from an ordinary grocery store bag!)This was then laid over two different papers which were both in my scrap pile(I do try to use it all!). I then placed my image over the kraft paper. Isn't she so pretty? I love that she looks young and hip! lol!( I think those are UGG boots she's wearing!) She is colored with Copic markers and glitter pens. The words that I then placed around her were from a stash of stickers that I have had forever... I hope you like my final creation as I had a lot of fun creating it!
Go on over to IDIC and check out the challenge and all of the wonderful creations by our Design Team. You could be our next winner!
I am entering this into the following challenges:
Digi Doodle - Anything Goes
Hodge Podge Shop - Anything Goes
Fresh Brewed Designs - Show Off your Style

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Just For Fun!

A couple of cards done to challenge myself for a change. The first one is done the old fashion way with rubber stamps. I used a Riley stamp that I bought for my son the hockey player. I added a couple of trees that I did using a Stampabilities stamp(which I masked). I did mask but then ended up cutting and mounting on pop dots anyway! lol! My background papers are both from Die Cuts With A View.A little glitter glue and coloring with my Copics and this card was done!
The second card was done using a new image that was a freebie over at CDAC by Digi Drawn. Such a cute little house! I used a stamp, of a small reindeer from another stamp co. to make a scene with the digital. Can't you just picture that little reindeer wondering if there is any room for him inside that cool looking house?!I colored with my Copics and then used puff fabric paint to make the snow on the house. Too cool! Let me know what you think ok?
I am entering the following challenges:
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays - no flowers(they both are a fit)
Stampin for the Weekend - Winter ( they both fit the bill)

Friday, November 19, 2010

AiFactory Glitter Challenge

The challenge this week is all about the Glitz! Let's see your creation glimmer and shine! We were given this darling ice cream cone to work with. At my house ice cream doesn't last very long! Good thing my guys couldn't eat the image! lol!
Go over and check out what all of the other DT have done at the AiFactory Challenge Blog and then get busy! If you don't have an image from AiFactory that's alright but you will get 2 chances to win our challenge if you use an image from our store. If you don't have any go here and check out our freebies!If you would like to be considered for our next DT just put (DT) after your name when entering our challenge! Easy Peasy! Have fun! I can't wait to see what wonderful creations you share with us! Have a wonderful weekend everyone. I need to try and do some shopping for Christmas presents...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Double Delight !

Isn't this the sweetest little angel?! This week at Designed 2 Delight Faith's image for following her progressive challenge was this sweet image called Kaela. I just love her! Kayla came without a mouth and looks darling without one but I really felt I needed to give her one for this card. Don't ask me why...maybe because I am such a! Anyway... The challenge at Double Delight is "Sparkle". I sure did do that! I also made a Christmas card with nontraditional colors unless you live in Key West, Florida! Here is my creation:(If you click on the photo it will become larger to view)

Let me know what you think and leave me some lovin'

Monday, November 15, 2010

Little Dream!

Just a quick post to show off one of Laurie's digital images over at Doodle Pantry. I needed to make a baby card for one of the girls I work with and thought of this image right away! Isn't it sweet? Papers are from Quick Quotes and the flower was punched out of MM paper. I stamped with a $1 stamp from Michael's on the flower and added a cool looking brad from MM also. The sentiment is one of the sentiments that came with the sheep image. I think she will love it!
I am entering this into the following challenges:
Paper Sundaes - Pick your toppings: punch, ribbon, blue, embossing{pick at least 2}
AiFactory - die cut or punch
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

Sunday, November 14, 2010

IDIC Traditional Christmas Challenge

The challenge this week at I Did It Challenge blog is to do traditional colors on your Christmas creation. I always thought of blue and silver as traditional colors for Christmas right along with red and green. So... I "stepped out on a limb" and decided to use blue and silver for my card! The angel is really a fairy entitled "Fairy Queen" from Robyn's Fetish.Isn't she pretty? I thought she looked like a Christmas Angel so that's why I chose her to work with! I colored her with my Copic and Promarkers.I also used two different glitter pens for her wings and dress. I used a sheet of foam which came with all of that wonderful glitter already on it for her background.The blue card base was put through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss dot folder. I computer generated the sentiment.
Go on over to the I Did It Challenge blog and check out all of the other DT members creations that are there for you to enjoy. Why not give the challenge a try?
I am also entering this into the following challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge - Christmas
Bee Crafty - Christmas and digi image
Crazy4Challenges (C4C63) - Christmas
Ellephantastic Challenges- Butterflies or Christmas themed
Secret Crafter - Sparkle & Shine
Stamp Something - Use a digi image
Delightful Challenges - Glitter it Up!
ABC Challenge - H is for Holiday
One Stitch at a Time - Your favorite color

Friday, November 12, 2010

Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #1

I love the images that Laurie creates over at Doodle Pantry! She has a challenge on the 5th of each month that runs for two weeks.You will receive a new image for participating and have a chance at a $20.00 gift certificate for more beautiful things! This month the challenge only has one stipulation...use a Doodle Pantry image! That's it! And I still almost didn't make it in time for the challenge! My mind has been all over the place lately! I found out I have a leaky aortic valve and I think it went to my head! I think everything is leaking now! LOL! Anyway...on to my creation. I chose her darling ants to use this time around. They are so darn cute! I colored with Copic markers, used a small old SU stamp for the sentiment and a new Sissix folder for embossing my kraft paper (really a piece of an old gift bag!)I then used a Tim Holtz distress ink over the embossed raised sections. So leave me some lovin and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

D2D and Double D Challenge!

This week Faith from Designed 2 Delight has a free image for all to play with. The challenge over at Double Delight is "Clean and Simple (CAS). My card doesn't get any simpler then this! Thanks for the wonderful image Faith! This will be the card I send my Sis for Thanksgiving!

AiF challenge and DT Call!

The challenge at AiFactory this week is to use die cuts or punches on your creation. I used a Martha Stewart edge punch around the border of my image. I also used a Martha Stewart punch for the butterfly. The flowers were done using punches from Stampin' Up. My Swiss dot cuttlebug folder was used on the kraft paper background. a few brads, Copic markers and chalk inks were all I needed to complete my card! Go on over to the AiF Challenge blog, check out all of the wonderful creation by the DT and try your hand at the challenge. You have a chance to win some great images!While you are over there check out our DT call too! Yup, it's that time again...We are looking for a few talented people to fill some vacancies. Are you the one we are looking for? Check it out and maybe I will have the honor to work with you in the near future! If you are interested in the DT call be sure to put "DT" after your name when you enter our challenge this time around,or contact Tammy at if you are interested! Leave me some lovin!
I am also entering my card into the following challenges:
Fab n Funky - Circles ( I have a circle hiding on the right side of my card,my edge punch has tons of circles, and I used the dotted swiss folder)
Inktegrity - Ribbons and Flowers
Paper Pretties - Embossing
Anything Goes - Emboss it!
Craft Your Passion - Double it!( I used 2 flowers, 2 birds, 2 brads)
The Crazy Challenge - Things with Wings
Lexi's Creations - Anything Goes
Fairy tale Challenge blog - Everything Goes!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

IDIC Holiday Mix Up Challenge

The challenge this week at I Did It Challenge Blog is called "Holiday Mix Up". Your challenge is to make a card with an image using non traditional colors for the image. For example... Use Christmas colors (red, white, and green) for an Easter card. Or like in my case; use red, white, and blue (Independence Day...4th of July) for a Christmas card! Here are a few other examples of traditional colors:

Here is what I created:

Check out what the other members of the DT at I Did It Creations Blog have created for you and then join in the fun!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Garden Party Challenge!

This week the challenge at AiFactory is to create something suitable for a garden! Include bugs, birds, flowers or whatever you would find in your garden! I used some super cute clip art to make my card. No coloring here, just instant gratification! I printed off the images from the set called Garden Birds & Bugs which can be found here.I printed off the sheet in different sizes so I could make the flower layered. A brad in the middle and rolling up the edges of each layer made a cute flower. A little bit of felt rick rack and some green paper are all it took to finish off the card along with a stamped sentiment (SU). Go on over to our challenge blog and check out all of the other creations waiting for you by our wonderful, talented DT! Then get dirty (in the garden!) and join our challenge! Happy Thursday everyone! Leave me some lovin'

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

D2D Giraffe Love!

This week Faith from Designed 2 Delight gave this sweet image to all who participate in her challenge last week! Actually; she gave two images and this was the one I chose to create with. Thank you Faith for your wonderful creations! The challenge over at Double Delight is to use embossing on your card. I used my embossed piece of paper as my frame for the image. I used pop dots to bring the embossed piece up on the card and frame the image. I like how it turned out. How about you?
I am entering this into the following:
Digital Tuesdays - I've Been Framed!

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