Thursday, March 31, 2011

D2D Challenge

I love the image that Faith sent to us for her progressive challenge this week! It's called Ladybug Bloom. I colored with my Copics and added some Stickles to the flower. Papers are just pieces from my scraps (I believe they are from Quick Quotes). A sentiment stamp and a little bit of pretty fiber and "voila" ...all finished! I think I could use this card for a lot of different things, birthday, thinking of you, feel better, etc. so I haven't stamped the inside of it but will wait until I use it. Go on over to Delightful Inspirations and check out the challenge! A new one starts tomorrow!
I am also entering this into the following:
Kaboodles Doodles - Spring has Sprung
Amber's Crafts and Stuff - April Flowers

Monday, March 28, 2011

Critter Sketch Monday...Challenge #58

This week at the Critter Sketch Challenge blog we have a sketch for you to follow. You are allowed to flip it or turn it but the bones of the original sketch should still be visible.The only other criteria is that you must use buttons too! I used this sweet image by Soft Pencil for my card. I colored it with my Copics. Papers are really from my scrap pile...I am not sure who they were from anymore, sorry. The buttons and ribbon are from Michael's.
Go on over to the Critter Sketch challenge blog and check out all of the wonderful inspiration by our design team and then give the challenge a try!
I am entering this also into the following challenges:
Totally Gorjuss #73 - Spring has Sprung
Wee Memories - Anything Goes
Fairy Fun Friday - Oh So Spring!
Mami Doodles - Celebrate Spring
Creative Cowgirls - Spring/Easter

Sunday, March 27, 2011

IDIC Challenge Think Pink (and Purple!)

This week we are sponsored by Stitchy Stamps. Stitchy has a digi stamp for everything in her shop. She also has beautiful digital papers for your use.
Our challenge this week at IDIC was created by fellow team member Michele. Thank you Michele for inspiring us with this fun challenge!

I did this yummy easel card using a little bit of everything! The papers are from the Melody collection by Prima. My flowers are from Trico. All of the chipboard is from DCWV. The image I used is called Egg Hunt and can be found here. I colored the image using my Copics.
Go on over and check out the challenge at IDIC. You may choose any image from the DT to use for the challenge so you are already a winner! If you do the challenge using an image from our sponsor you may be the lucky winner of a $5.00 gift certificate to use in their shops! Happy Sunday and while you are visiting IDIC make sure you check out the rest of the DT's wonderful creations.
I am also entering this into the following:
Wee Memories - Anything Goes

Thursday, March 24, 2011

One For Me!

I did this sweet image for myself! I found this image and about 6 others from the same artist while surfing the net. It is a Sarah Kay stamp.Isn't she sweet?
I had a lot of fun trying to do different colors from my normal ones... I colored with my Copics. The flower was made with a die cut. I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz - Birthday for a Teen
Hanna and Friends - Spring
Southern Girls Challenge - add an animal...(I am hoping my little chicks count, or my bird in the cage)
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
Everybody Art Challenge - Birthday

Monday, March 21, 2011

D2D is Going "Buggy"!

This week we were given this cute image form Faith at Delightful Inspirations to work with! The jar came with one bug in it and 2 more along with it! I added a few more bugs to the jar to make it even "buggier"! My striped designer paper is from Quick Quotes. My sentiment also came with it. For the inside sentiment (which is also Faith's) I added a shamrock image from her with another bug! I colored the shamrocks like Irises and am pleased how it looks! I love this progressive challenge! I really enjoy creating with the images. Why not go on over and check out the challenge? If you didn't play last week and receive the image free; you may purchase it in her shop and join in the fun!

Happi Days are here Again!

Hi everyone! This week at Happileigh Scrappin' we want you to think of Easter colors! The challenge is brought to you by our Happi sister Chris and it is to use soft pastel blues, greens, pinks, and yellows. Thanks for the great challenge Chris!
My card uses the sweet Kasey in Dotted Swiss image. I colored her dress using watercolor pencils from Stampin' Up. I used Copics to color the rest of her. My flowers at the base of the image are made with a die cut out of the same designer paper as my background.The stems are stickers. I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the green paper behind my image.The yellow card stock behind that I faux stitched. The sentiment was a freebie from somewhere in "digiland" (sorry I don't remember from where...). My flowers in the left hand top corner are from a company called Trico and bought at my corner "junk"/ "treasure" store! Ribbon from Michael's. Phew! It sure does take a lot of stuff to make a card...! lol...
I am also entering this into the following challenges:
Creative Inspiration - Easter
Fairy Tale Challenge Blog - Green and pink

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring Challenge # 49 at IDIC

This week our challenge at I Did It Creations is to do a creation inspired by "Spring time". Our sponsor Lexi's Creations and we had the fun of choosing one of her images to work with! There were so many to choose from but I finally settled on Max the Golfer. I never have enough cards done that are masculine and I think all men (and boys)start dreaming about golfing once that snow starts melting!
I colored with my Copics and added a stamp that I found in the dollar bin at Michael's last year. Two different solid card stocks and one designer paper that I have inked around the edges with chalk ink were used. A homemade flower and I was finished!
Go on over to IDIC and check out all of the lovely creations by our talented DT and then give a try at the challenge! Just for entering you may request any image used by the DT for your own by emailing Jeanette at: What fun! Please mention which DT used the image you are requesting. Easy Peasy! Have a great week! Leave me some lovin' !
I am also entering this into the following challenges:
Stampin with the Dragon - Bring on Spring
Wags and Whiskers - Spring Creations
Stampavie and more - Spring/Easter
Creative Cottage - Spring Has Sprung
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Spring
One Stitch at a Time - One for the Boys

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

D2D Angel Caroline !

This is the sweet image from Faith at Designed 2 Delight this week with her progressive challenge. I colored her with my Copic markers.The dp is from the dollar spot at Target(their Valentine's papers).I made a rolled rose for an added embellishment along with the flowers that came as extras with the Caroline Angel image. Two ribbons and a bow were added to the bottom part to finish the card. I hope you like it...Leave me some lovin' !
I am also entering this into the following challenges:
Amber's Crafts & Things - Anything Goes
Creative Cottage - Spring Has Sprung
Lexi's Creations - Flowers

Monday, March 14, 2011

Happi Challenge #14 !

This week over at Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge blog we have a new challenge for you. This week our challenge was created by our dt member Barb. She has a recipe for you to follow:
1 solid card stock
2 designer papers
3 embellishments

You may use more embellishments if desired but must have at least 3!
What a fun challenge! I decided to use this sweet Tatters Valentine image to show how it doesn't just have to be used for Valentine's Day! I used a pink cardstock for my background for the image and also punched out a tag using the SU tag punch. I colored my image with my beloved Copic markers and stamped my tag with a retired stamp from SU. I added a few designer papers...(one for covering my card base and one along the right side of the card. I added a ribbon to the tag with a staple and then added one cute charm that I found in a packet at Ollie's for $.99! My flowers were made with a new set of dies I bought from Joyful Crafts at my LSS.
This challenge was a lot of fun as it really made me think about my project and actually giving it some forethought instead of just "free lancing" like I usually do! Go on over to Happileigh Scrappin' and check out all of the creations then give it a try!
I am also entering this into the following challenges:
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Inspiration - Use an Animal
Crafty Calendar - Spring ( I think all of the pretty pink flowers remind me of spring flowers...)

Critter Challenge #56

The challenge for this week....challenge #56 at the Critter Sketch Challenge blog is monochromatic....using the color green (you can also use white where needed). This is to celebrate St. Patty's Day which is on the 17th.
Our sponsor this month is: Softpencil. Softpencil will be offering the winner a 10.00 gift voucher to be used in her store!!! So be sure to play along with us all month long for more chances to win the prize!!!

They have some amazing images so why don't you go check them out?
My card today was done with one of their images called "Ladybug and Flower". I tried to do an all monochromatic card but just couldn't stop myself from coloring the ladybug red...!

I hope you will hop on over to our challenge blog and check out all of the lovely creations waiting for you to view and then try your hand at the challenge. You just might win that $10.00 gift certificate from Softpencil! Good Luck!
I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
Card Cupids - Anything Green
Creative Cowgirls - Monochromatic
Sentimental Sundays - Green & a sentiment
ecp challenges - green
Penny Black challenges - Green (for the month of March)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

IDIC "Masking" Challenge!

That's right we are having a technique challenge at I Did It Creations this week!
Let's give 'Masking' a try. It is a little different if you use a digi but it can be done without too much trouble. If you are using a traditional stamp you are almost
unlimited with what you can do using this fabulous technique. If you hop over to our challenge blog, there are two links on how to mask done by two of our team members, Cindy and Gurkiss. Thank you girls! Here is what I came up with using a cute digital image from Robyn's shop called Five Little Froggies. I used a rubber stamp behind the digital. I printed off the frogs image and then the fun began! I printed off another copy of the frogs image the exact same size as the first one.

Then I cut out the extra frogs image on the scrap card stock and covered the first frogs image on the full sheet of card stock. I then stamped the tree onto the card stock and covered image. When I took away the covered image and revealed the bottom image; voila! It took me a few attempts to do it but I do like how it turned out.
Check out all of the wonderful creations done by our design team and then give the technique a try. Remember that you can get a free image to play with for this challenge too! Just email Jeanette at: with challenge freebie request in subject line. Please include the DT member's name who used the image.
Have a great Sunday everyone!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Happileigh DT Call Out!

Heads up everyone! Leigh over at Happileigh Scrappin' has a call out to add two more members to our DT. Go on over and check it out! Her images are darling and she is super to work with! You get all of the images that she designs for free and the responsibilities on the DT's part are not overwhelming! Check it out and see if you would like to be part of our team. I would love working with you!
This cute little guy is one of Leigh's images and I loved coloring him! He comes already colored or uncolored. With the colored image it is pretty darn easy to throw a card together for someone you love!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Two more for D2D!

My first card was done for a challenge at Crafters Digital Art Center.The cupcake was a freebie from D2D just for the challenge there. You needed to use the image with at least 2 different papers like stripes,dots,and plaids, etc. I like how it turned out. The little box next to it was done with the freebie from D2D's progressive challenge this week. I thought it could hold little candies to go along with the birthday card for my daughter who will be another year older this Friday! All papers on this card are from Quick Quotes. My images were colored with Copic markers.

Designed 2 Delight has a DT call right now for 2 more crafters to join their design team.I thought I would do an easel card for their call out.You need to do a card that is new and send it to D2D for their call. I love this cute little bear and thought it would make a great birthday card for my brother who loves to fish! I colored with Copic markers. All patterned papers are from Quick quotes. My vellum sentiment is also from Quick Quotes.The orange card stock is from Michael's as are the small brads.

I am also entering the following challenges:
Creative Belli Blog - Animals (second card)
Creative Craft World - Card for a male ( my second one)
Fresh Brewed Blog - 3 or more patterned papers(both cards)
Leave me some lovin' and let me know what you think! Have a great Thursday everyone!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Happileigh is Seeing Purple!

This week our challenge at Happileigh Scrappin' was chosen by one of our design team members. Mandy chose to use the color purple for her challenge. You are to use purple as your main color.Shades of purple, lilac, get the idea! Purple is to be the dominant color. Let's not disappoint Mandy! I used this cute image called "It's Perfect". Isn't it the cutest? It brings back lots of memories from my youth...! I colored with my Copic markers and used dp from Cricut. This paper is from the first year Cricut cam out and you could buy the pads of paper for the 6" x 12" pads. I never did use it all! The ribbon is from Michael's. Go on over to Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge Blog and check out the challenge, the inspiration from the DT, and the prize too!
I am also entering this into the following challenges:
Annabelle Stamps blog - say it with love
Digis with Attitude - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Use something Digital (my image)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

D2D Birdie in Boots!

I love the image this week from Faith's progressive Challenge at Delightful Inspiration! This little bird is free this week to all who grab him! Make a creation using it and enter the challenge at Delightful Inspiration to receive next weeks' image free! Thanks for this beauty Faith! I colored with my Copic markers, used some designer paper, made a flower, edged with a MS border punch, added some felt rick-rack, stamped a sentiment... and it is done! (oh...I also flipped the image before I printed it...)
There is a DT call over at Delightful Inspiration as Faith is looking for 2 more designers...will it be you? I think I just might try...
I am also entering into the following challenges:
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Anything Goes
Gingerloft - Flowers
The Outlawz - color challenge

IDIC meets TSB!

It’s time for Challenge #45 over at I Did It Creations! If you use one of the current sponsor's images you may win a $5.00 shopping coupon from that sponsor. We give a freebie with every challenge. Just choose an image that the DT used and send your request to with challenge freebie request in subject line. Please include the DT member's name who used the image.
This week we are introducing a brand new sponsor to IDIC.
A big warm welcome to the Stamping Boutique

The Stamping Boutique can be found here.
We have used a sketch for this talent designed by our very own Jennie! Please use this sketch as a base for your creation. It can be flipped or turned but please let us be able to see the basic sketch. Thanks!

Here is what I have created using the TSB image Irish AJ:

So come on over and check out our challenge and have some fun along the way!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Another Day in Paradise!

I did this card for the challenge at Doodle Pantry that is on the 5th of each month. I love working with Laurie's images and this one was super fun to color! I used my Copics and stamped the flower onto yellow card stock and colored the center. Pretty easy... Just for entering this challenge and using a Doodle Pantry image, Laurie will send me another one of her beautiful images to play with! This is a definite win-win situation! Thanks for looking! Leave me some lovin' ! Have a super weekend everyone...
I am also entering this into the following additional challenges:
Basic Grey - Wings
Little Claire's Designs - Flowers
Digis with Attitude - Anything Goes

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Bunches of Flowers!

I thought I would share a couple of cards that I made this week. The first one I did as a thank you for a friend at work who gave me the buttons. The second one is for the challenge this week at Delightful Inspiration. Faith sent those who did last weeks' progressive challenge this cute image of daffodils. I paper pieced the pot and the flowers for this one!(The papers are from Quick Quotes for everything except the checkered maroon paper.) What fun! Thanks for the challenge Faith!
I am also entering into the following challenges:
Everybody Art Challenge # 131 - Spring
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes (and optional something old) my buttons!
Crazy Challenge - Here Comes Spring!
Incy Wincy Designs- Spring is in the Air!

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