Saturday, April 30, 2011

For The Birds!

This week at Card Ideas the challenge is to make a Winter/Christmas bird card/project with a bird somewhere on your project. I did one better and used a whole flock! lol!

I used an old watch case that my son's Relic watch came in for my case. I covered the top with scrap designer paper from Pizazz and added some Tim Holtz tape around the outer edges to give it a nice finish. Then I colored the image, "For the Birds Snowman" with my Copics and used some puff paint for the flocking on his coat. This I then cut out and placed on the front of the case. I used my label maker to print out the name of the game.
I also added the same paper to the inside bottom of the case to give it a more finished look.(Had to make it look like it belonged with the top!)
Game Pieces:
For my game pieces I just enlarged that image of the bird in the snowman's gloved hand a whole bunch of times. These I colored with my Copics doing two of each color for a color matching game. Then I cut these out using an SU punch and then placed on circle cut with my Cricut. I then laminated them in my Laminator and cut them out!

Phew...! Sounds like a lot of work but it was pure fun! I love when the old brain cells start to "kick in" and your creativity is there again!

Thanks for giving me this fun chance to design for your challenge Faith! I had a blast and the bonus? I have one gift down for Christmas and only 267 more to go! haha!
I am entering this into the following challenges:
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Use your favorite Christmas image
Paper Cutz- Anything Goes
AiFactory - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Use diecuts and/or punches
Pixie Dust Studio - Let's Play (Memory anyone?)

Guest Designer Here!

This week I was asked to be a guest designer for Faith at Card Ideas . I was given her newest Designed 2 Delight image, Flutterby Fairy for her progressive challenge to use. If you go to her Card Ideas site you will see my pic and a little bio info! I was very honored to be chosen for this spot. Thank you Faith! Here is the card that I have done for the challenge:

Go and check out the other wonderful cards that are there for your inspiration and then thry your hand at the challenge!
I have also done a challenge for her Saturday challenge over at Card Ideas. I will show you later tonight or perhaps tomorrow morning as I don't see it up on the Card Ideas site yet..
I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything Goes
Fashionista Friday (If the Shoe Fits) - Anything with Wings
Fussy and Fancy - Springtime
Just add Ink - Just add a flower

Thursday, April 28, 2011


Over at Flashback Friday they have a challenge that I thought I might try. Their challenge this week (ending tomorrow...) is to show your first card from your blog that incorporated stitching...real or faux!

So here is mine! I was a demonstrator for Stampin' Up at the time so of course used their stamps.This was entered onto my blog November 13th, 2007! I do love the colors that I used and I used a white gel pen for the faux stitching after I pierced the paper. Thanks for looking! Leave me some lovin'

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

D2D Weekly Addiction!

Yup! It is time to get another "hit" of my weekly addiction! The images at Designed 2 Delight are just like an addiction to me! I need to get my "weekly fill"! lol! This week Faith mailed out this cute image along with several sentiments for her progressive challenge.It is entitled, "Bullfrogs and Butterflies". I is so gosh darn cute! Thanks for this sweet image Faith! I am entering this into her challenge at Delightful Inspiration and the reward you ask? The reward is her next image for her challenge absolutely free! How's that for a reward? She sure is my enabler! lol!
I have colored this with Copics and Promarkers. I printed it off twice and then cut out the bullfrog and one butterfly and popped them up with pop dots to give this a little more of a 3D effect. Some scraps from my ever growing scrap pile were used. I think the polka dotted paper is from Quick Quotes.
I am also entering this into the following:
Scrap Creations - Flowers
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Nettie G's - Bugs and Plants
Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes

Monday, April 25, 2011

Critter Sketch Monday!

This week at Critter Sketch for our Challenge #62, we have Dustin Pike as our sponsor!
I have been a follower of his creativity for a few years. He is one creative fellow! I feel honored to be able to showcase one of his images here today!
We have a sketch for you to follow created by our very own talented Crystal.
My card is done using papers from Quick Quotes and the plaid paper is a piece of digital paper from Doodle Pantry. Copic markers were used to color the image. My sentiment is from TLC. I used my nestibilities to cut out the shapes for my image and sentiment. I used an SU punch to punch out the small circles on the right hand side of the card.I even got out the sewing machine and sewed around the image!
Let's see what you can create! Check out all of the other wonderful creations that we have to inspire you at Critter Sketch and then join in!
I am also entering this into the following:
Card Cupids - Use Punches
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - There's a Man in My Life
Doodle Dragon - Use colors in His Blog Header
Sentimental Sundays - Use lots of punches & a sentiment

Happileigh Christmas Challenge!

This week at Happileigh Scrappin' we have a Christmas challenge for you. Do you realize that Christmas is eight months to the day from today?! What a better time to get a head start on those Christmas cards?!
I used this adorable snowman image from Leigh and colored with Copics. My paper is a scrap piece of paper from last year's cards. Solid red card stock and a red ribbon (which I recycled from a gift...!) complete the card. The sentiment is from TLC. Go over to Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge Blog and check out all of the creations done by the DT and then join in the fun!
I am also entering this into the following:
Creative Inspirations Challenge - Digi day (use a digital image)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

1-2-3 Challenge

Happy Easter everyone! Hope you're all having a nice Holiday weekend! This week at I Did It Creations we have a new challenge for you! We have a recipe: 1 image, 2 papers and 3 embellishments. What fun! Our lovely sponsor this week is Sylvies stamps. I chose to work with Oriental Lady 1 for my creation. I used my Cricut and the Pagoda cartridge to cut out my embellishments which I layered and colored. I also used 2 different digital papers from Toucan Scraps. This image was colored using my Copics. I used a glitter pen for highlights on the dragonflies, etc. Why not go over to IDIC and check out the wonderful creations the DT have created for you and then give the challenge a go!
I am also entering into the following challenges:
Digi's with Attitude - Asian theme
Card Mad Fairys - 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments
Outlawz Copic/Promarker challenge - use Copics

Friday, April 22, 2011

Two for TLC

I got around to making a few cards today using different "stuff" I got from TLC. My first card has a sentiment from there and the little pig I down loaded from Elizabeth Dulemba. She is a very talent illustrator for childrens' books.You can find her site at: When I found this little pig, she reminded me of Wilbur from Charlotte's Web. This sentiment from Paulette was a perfect match for that fabulous pig! I made this for my niece's birthday. She turned 12...Where has the time gone? It really does speed up as you get older...Yuck! My second card was done using this precious little baby that was on TLC some time ago. It is titled,"ready for Bed Vintage~digitized by TLC". I uploaded it and knew that I would have to make something with it! I couldn't resist! I don't have anyone to give it to now, but I am sure I will need it in the future... I used my Scor-Pal to do the lines around the edge of the white cardstock. I would like to enter the following challenges with one or both of my cards:
Crafty Catz- children's card. (both)
Card Makin' Mamas- Spring color cards (my 2nd one looks very pastel and "springlike" to me
Bloggers Challenge- Ribbons & lace (my first card was done with a MS punch that looks like lace)
Delicious Doodles - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Friday - Anything Goes

Monday, April 18, 2011

Wedding Challenge

This week the UK is readying itself for the event of the year, the Royal Wedding on April 29th celebrating the marriage of Prince William & Kate Middleton. They even have a special Bank Holiday in it's honor!

In honor of this occasion, Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge blog is challenging you! We want to see lots of wedding cards, but with a twist. The Royal Family are renowned for their Crown Jewels so we would like to see you add some jewels to your card. The card can be in any colors but it needs to have some bling on it to make it suitable for Royalty!
I have use this new digital image from Leigh made especially in honor of Kate & William.

I colored the image using both Prisma and Copic markers. I went online and googled clip art for the horse and buggy. (gotta love Google!)I also got the crown off of a clip art site. I used paper from my stash for the design paper and then added some "jewels" for the bling. The rhinestones are from the $1.00 spot at Michael's.
Go and check out our challenge at Happileigh Scrappin'. Check out all of the wonderful creations by our DT made to inspire you! Have a great Monday all!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Ladybug, Ladybug, 1,2,3!

This cute image, "Ladybug Balancing Act" is from Designed 2 Delight's progressive challenge. This is the third week of the challenge. You can check out the info on the progressive challenge on the Delightful Inspiration blog. I also used a sentiment from Create with TLC that I thought was perfect for this image! Click on the photo to get a closer look at the sentiment. Great challenge Faith! I look forward to your images every week!
I am also entering this into the following:
Creative Cowgirls Challenge - Spring time/Easter
My Grafico - Anything Goes

IDIC Easter Challenge

This week at I Did It Creations we are being sponsored by Robyn's Fetish. I used this cute image called kid bunny. I colored with Copic markers and some glitter pens. My paper (striped) is from Target's $1 spot. I used my Cricut to cut out the backing for the sentiment which is a stamp from Joann's.I also have inked the edges of both the white background and the sentiment background.
Go on over to IDIC and check out all of the wonderful creations the talented design team have done and then give the challenge a try!
I am also entering this into the following challenges:
Craft Your Days Away - Easter
Easy Craft Projects - Easter
Shannon's Sentiments Storefront - Easter
Daring Cardmakers Spring Fling - Easter
Digi's With Attitude - Spring has Sprung
Sentimental Sundays - Celebrate Spring/Easter

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Challenge Cards

My first card is for a color challenge at CDAC using an image from Doodle Pantry which was a freebie with the challenge. I did a tri-fold card(I think that's what it's called...). The card opens in the middle. I used dp from my scraps to cover the card stock. The image is colored with Copics and I added Stickles to the brim. Flowers were added with some leaves for the 3D effect.Then the image was mounted on yellow cardstock that I edge punched with a EK Success punch. I like how it turned out! It has a "summer" feel about it! lol!

My next card is my entry for the progressive challenge over at Delightful Inspiration using a sweet digital image by Faith of Designed 2 Delight. She has delighted me again! Such a sweet image! Thank you Faith! I also want to thank her for this progressive challenge which gives me the chance to get these wonderful images free just for participating week to week!

My card was colored with Copics and Prismacolor markers.I added stickles to the centers of the flowers. I used ribbon to place on the card, purple cardstock behind the image and a corner punch for the image. I used the same yellow cardstock as above for the base of this card.
Have a great Friday and leave me some lovin' !
I am entering one or both of these cards into the following challenges:
Delightful Inspiration - progressive challenge
AiFactory - Party Animal- my 2nd card with the mice!
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes (and a sentiment) My 1st card
Little Miss Muffet Challenge - Glitter and Shine (both cards have glitter glue )
Pals Paper Arts - Use flowers ( added to 1st card)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Happileigh Sketch Challenge

This week Stef got to choose our challenge at Happileigh Scrappin' and she went with this very neat sketch! Thanks Stef! My card is done using images from 3 different digital stamp sets. What fun to mix and match! I used a pre-colored image for both the girl and the row of butterflies. The other butterflies I chose to color myself. I embossed my background paper using my Cuttlebug. Two pieces of chipboard are used to anchor my butterflies on the right side. I lightly chalked their edges using a chalk ink from Studio g. All of this was then placed on a plain white card that I cut from card stock.
Go on over to Happileigh Scrappin' and see what my Happi Sisters have created for you.
I have entered this also into the following:
Little Claire's Designs - Anything Spring
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - embossing
If The Shoe Fits... - Spring Is In The Air

Challenge#60 at Critter Sketch!

This week at Critter Sketch Challenge blog we have a sketch challenge for you! This sketch was drawn by our own very talented Colleen! Thank you Colleen...I had fun with this sketch. My background paper is a yummy shimmery paper from Coordinations. My green card stock is from AC Moore. I used my Cricut and Accents Essentials cartridge to cut out the center frame for my image. I also cut a matching embellishment for the bottom left corner. My image is by The Stamping Boutique and colored with Copics. The rick rack is felt from Offray and the rhinestone butterflies are from Studio 18.
I hope you "hop" on over to Critter Sketch Challenge blog and check out all of the great projects done by the DT and try your hand at our sketch!
I have also entered this into the following:
Creative Cowgirls - Spring time or Rainy days
Creative Inspirations - Easter
Card Creations & More - Anything Spring
Little Claire's Designs -Celebrations for Spring

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Doodle Pantry 5th of Month Challenge

Another month has gone by already and it is time for another challenge at Doodle Pantry! This challenge on the 5th of each month is to be done with a Doodle Pantry image. That is the only stipulation. I used a sweet image called Apple Snack. I embossed the image with the "Tiny Mosaic" Cuttlebug folder after it was colored with my Copic markers.I used kraft paper for the background on an A2 card. I also embossed the top half of the kraft paper with the "Branches" folder. I added twine and a button to the bottom for the final touch. I really am a CAS kind of person and like to let the images take center stage.
I would like to add this card to the following challenges:
Doodle Pantry#11 - Use a Doodle Pantry image
Our Daily Bread - No Ribbon
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Clean and Simple
The Stamp Man Challenge - Embossing

Weekly Challenge at IDIC

This weeks challenge is being sponsored by JLJ Designs.
The challenge theme this week is Sing A Song - a card based on a song at I Did It Creations.
To enter the challenge please go to the Challenge blog for all the details.
My card is made using two different images from the Inchies set. I used brighter colors of card stock for a summer beach feeling. My song is an oldie but a goodie...
"Summertime...and the living is easy... Fish are jumpin' and the cotton is high..." For some reason this song makes me thing about the lazy days of summer and where better to spend your lazy days then at the beach?! lol! I colored the images with those good old Copic markers and added a scrap piece of DP behind the boat for the effect of the setting sun.A EK Success border punch was used for the bottom of the card, the sentiment was hand printed, and then I was finished!
Go on over to IDIC and sing along with our DT.Check out all that they have created for you then jump right in and join the challenge!

Friday, April 8, 2011

DT call at Critter Sketch Challenge!

My term is almost up for Critter Sketch Challenge blog. It is so hard to believe. I have had a blast on the design team! I am applying for a second term by using this cute digital image from Robyn's Fetish for my "application". The sentiment on the image is from TLC and I used my
word" program to place it on top of the watering can. My image was colored using my beloved Copic markers. I love those markers! The card stock is from a pack I bought at Big Lots. The designer paper is from Sandyland. I used a corner punch for the image and then a chalk pad to distress around the edges.
Here is the info on the DT call from the Critter Sketch blog:

That's right, The Critter Sketch Challenge Blog is looking to add 5-6 girls to our team. The application process is very simple!

1. Create a post on your blog announcing that we are having a DT call and backlink to our blog.
2. Place the badge on your blog
3. Create a project and post it on your blog and then link it to the InLinkz at the bottom of this post. There is a specific image we would like for you to use so please be sure to email myself or Melanie to get that image!
4. That's it. You only have until April 15th to get this created and linked up so work quickly and show us your talent!

The term will last from May 2nd to September 26th
We will TRY to have the DT picked and you notified by April 18th that way you have enough time to get familiar with the team and get your first project started!
Questions/Comments please shoot myself or Melanie an email and we will get back to you ASAP!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Flowers for you...

This week Faith sent us out this cute image with sentiments (Spotty Dotty watering can). It is free this week if you want to go over to Delightful Inspirations and grab it to play along with her progressive challenge as this is the first week of the month. Make something with this image and enter her challenge. Next week you will automatically be sent the next image and so on for the month as long as you continue to play.
I colored the image with my Copics. I used some twine and wrapped it around the card. My blue and green card stock is from A.C. Moore. Easy peasy...1,2,3 and I was finished and now have a lovely card to send to a friend!
I am also entering into the following:
Card Ideas - Spots and dots!
Clear It Out Tuesdays - Going Floral
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes + (optional) something new {my image and twine}

Monday, April 4, 2011

Happileigh Shape Challenge

This image was originally up for about 1 hour last Monday but I had to reschedule it to post today due to technical difficulties at the Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge blog. So...Direct from LAS VEGAS I bring to you...

This week at Happileigh Scrappin' challenge blog I got to choose the challenge! I was thrilled and chose to challenge you to make a shaped card...any shape EXcept for a square or a rectangle! I used this Turtle from the Another Birthday set which can be found under her Critters section of the store.
Go and check out what all of my other Happi Sisters have created for your inspiration at Happileigh Scrappin' and then try your hand at the challenge. Think "out of the box" and have fun!
I am also entering this into the following challenges:
Digis with Attitude - Anything Goes #20
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Ellephantastic - Anything but a square or Rectangle
Make it Colorful - Color with Bright Colors
Mark's Finest Papers - Spotlight an Animal ( I am hoping that my card counts as it is all turtle...!)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

IDIC Anything Goes Challenge!

Another week and another challenge for you from I Did It Creations. This week is our "Anything Goes" challenge! We are sponsored this week by Glitterbabe Designs and got to work with a few of her uber cute images! I was given this image of Lilies and loved inking it up! I used my Copics to color and some chalk ink to ink up the edges after I distressed them. My designer paper is from Prima, my solid from SU. I used some cool tape from Tim Holtz to run along the bottom part of the image.
Go on over and check out all of the wonderful creations our DT have done for you and then give the challenge a "go"!
This card has also been entered into the following challenges:
Allsorts - Bloomin' Blossoms
Crafty Calendar Challenge - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Little Claire's Designs - Spring

Saturday, April 2, 2011

CHNC Christmas Foliage Challenge

This week I am a guest designer for Hazels challenge over at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge. I got to work with this sweet image from Robyn's Fetish. I colored with my Copics and added a rub on greeting. What fun! The image was a dream to color and that ribbon is too cute! Why not go over to Hazel's and check out the challenge?
I would also like to enter this into the following:
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Less is More # 9 - A Touch of Red

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