Saturday, July 30, 2011

Dance with IDIC!

This week at I Did It Creations we are honoring the "dance". Your creation must have something that has to do with dancing. "Let's Dance" is sponsored this week by Sylvie's Stamps and we all got to choose from some wonderful images to work with! I love what all of the Design Team have done with this challenge and I know you will too! We give a freebie with most challenges.
Just choose an image that the DT has used for the LET'S DANCE challenge and send your request to
with Challenge Freebie Request in the subject line. Also
with the name of the image requested and the name of the DT member. Go and check out the challenge and give it a try!
My image and roses were colored using Copic markers. I used punches for my butterfly and leaves. Paper from my scrap pile (so not sure by who).
I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:
One Stop Craft Challenge - Vintage
Totally Papercrafts - Bling It Up
Digi Doodles - Anything Goes
Sew Many Cards - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Get Your Bling On

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

D2d Snowman

I went a little bit crazy with this card for the progressive challenge over at Delightful Inspiration (Designed 2 Delight) this week! I wanted to try some different I did! I used my Cuttlebug and an embossing folder for my green background. I then distressed it with chalk ink and punched the edge with a paper punch. I also cut out some trees from my Winter Woodland cartridge with my Expression. This was all layered or popped up with foam tape to my yellow background paper! I kinda like how it turned out :D
The image is colored with both Prisma and Copic markers.
I would like to also enter it into the following challenges:
Delightful Inspiration Designer's challenge - Christmas theme (no red/green)
Craft Your Passion - Christmas in July
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Paper creations Ink - Christmas in July
Pollycraft Monday - Christmas in July

Monday, July 25, 2011

Happi Monday Once Again!

This week at Happileigh Scrappin' we are challenging you to try your hand at a shaped card. No true squares or rectangles today! I used this wonderful image called "For you Bear on Present" for my card! I colored with both Prisma and Copic markers. I added a ribbon to the top where the card is joined front to back...and it's finished! I chose to use the uncolored digi but you can also purchase one that is already colored for you! Another birthday card for my reserve pile! I love to have those cards ready for work, family , etc. You never know when you might need one! lol!
Go on over to HLSC and check out all of the wonderful creations by my Happi Sisters! Join in the fun! Come on...what are waiting for?
I would also like to enter the following challenges:
Crafts 4 Eternity - Shaped Cards
Paper Cutz - Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge - Birthday
Lexi's Creations - Shaped Card

Critter Monday!

Hi everyone! Another Monday and another sketch challenge for you from Critter Sketch Challenge Blog!

This week our sketch is from our own April. Such a great sketch April! I had fun doing my creation with this sketch! My image is a Tilda stamp which can be found at our Sponsors shop; Stamp & Create.
Here is what I did with the sketch...
Go on over to Critter Sketch and check out what my DT "sisters" have done and then join in the fun! I can't wait to see what you create!
I am also entering this into the following challenges:
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
Magnolia Lovers - Summer Colors
2 Sisters - Anything Goes

Sunday, July 24, 2011

IDIC Weekly challenge

This week our challenge to you is to create a bookmark. We used images by Robyn's Fetish for our creations and I love both of the images here! I love them so much that I couldn't decide which one to use so I used both of them! haha! Two bookmarks for you to check out!

My first one is done with a great ewe image and I thought the little word bubble was perfect for it as I know once I start reading...I am in another world and probably wouldn't hear my kids either!

My second was done with Robyn's popular birdie image and I think she is perfect to rest inside the pages of my book...Until I can open it up once again!
We give a freebie with most challenges.
Just choose an image that the DT has used for the bookmark challenge and send your request to
with Challenge Freebie Request in the subject line.
Just let her know the name of the image requested and also the name of the DT member.

Check out our challenge and all of the great creations over at IDIC! Have a great Sunday everyone!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

TLC Contest

Paulette over at Create with TLC is having a contest. There are two different images that you may use and then make a creation with your own caption. I went the silly route with this image of a crab...

The inside reads...
Hope your birthday is filled with bushels of fun...
and no crabs!

I would like to enter this into the following:
Two Sisters - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Under the Sea
Crafty Emma - Humor/Funny

Friday, July 22, 2011

Fishing Around...

Hi everyone! I had this sweet freebie from Lia Stamps and thought I would make a card for my brother who is an avid fisherman. I colored the image with my Copic markers and placed it on black card stock after punching the corners with a SU ticket corner punch. My background is from tow different pieces of paper. The blue paper is from Pizazz. The golden color is a solid piece from SU that I ran through my Cuttlebug with one of Tim Holtz's folders. This one looks like a sunburst so I thought it would be perfect! My fish on the raffia line were a favor from a friends' retirement party.
All in all...I really like how this turned out and I hope my brother does too.
I would like to enter this into the following:
Fairy Tale Challenge - Summer, sun, sunshine!
Floweret - Vacation
Inspire Me Friday - Always Anything Goes
The Stamp Man Challenge - Anything by Tim Holtz (his embossing folder)
Stamp Something - embellishment

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Peacock Songs

I have two cards to share with you today. Two cards both using a peacock image! The first card is for the progressive challenge at Delightful Inspiration. This was the image given if you participated in the progressive challenge with Faith. I used my Copic markers to color the image.

My next card is a digital image from Doodle Pantry and was given free for entering the challenge there (that is still going check it out!). I colored again with my Copics. This time I used one of my Copics to color my embroidery floss to make my own Baker's twine. It was pretty easy and now I have matching twine!

I would like to enter these into the following:
Delightful Inspiration (D2D) - progressive challenge using Peacock Beauty
My Time To Craft - Citrus Colors (both...the paper I used for the background even came from a DCWV matstack called "Citrus" !)
Paper & Stuff - Inspiration colors ( my first card)
Doodle Pantry - Stock the Pantry challenge

Monday, July 18, 2011

Happi Monday!

This week at Happileigh Scrappin' our challenge is to make your own embellishments! I made rather big embellishments using my Cricut Die Cut machine and my Doodlecharms cartridge. The watermelons were made to place behind this cute image of Tatters eating his watermelon! I love how it turned out. This card can be used for a variety of occasions just by stamping the sentiment on the inside. A perfect summer card to have on hand! Go on over to HLSC and check out the great creations by the DT and try your hand at the challenge. It will be fun!
I am also entering this into the following challenges:
Opus Gluei - Beat the Heat
Pile It On - Life's a Picnic
Fussy & Fancy - Summer
Polka Doodles - Long Hot Summer

Sunday, July 17, 2011

IDIC Weekly Challenge Is Here!

This week at I Did It Creations we challenge you to use an animal in your creation. Our sponsor is JLJ Designs and I was given this image of a deer in the forest. My husband is a hunter and I know that nothing makes him happier then seeing deer in the forest!
Go over to IDIC and check out the challenge then give it a try! While you are there you can check out all of the awesome "eye candy" that our DT have done with this image and other images!
Have a great Sunday!
I am entering this into the following:
Simon Says - Anything Goes
My Creative Moments - Wild Animals

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Designed 2 Delight!

This week at D2D we were given an image of strawberries to play with. I made a card that will be able to be used for almost any occasion just by adding a sentiment to the inside! My papers are from Paper Pizazz and Queen & Co. I used a die cut to make my butterfly which I then colored with my Copic markers along with coloring the image with the same markers. I printed the image twice and then cut out one of the strawberries which I "popped" up on the first layer. My image was cut out using a Sissix die.
I would like to enter this into the following:
Designed 2 Delight progressive challenge
Craft Room - Butterflies
Digital Tuesday - Use 1 or more Dies
Papertake Weekly - Use hot colors

Monday, July 11, 2011

Critter Sketch Time!

This week at Critter Sketch Challenge blog we are sponsored by Stamp & Create. Here is the sketch we have for you to work with...

...created by our talented Melanie! I took a little liberty with the sketch and stretched it a bit but I know you can still see the original sketch there!

My stamp was bought at a garage sale at my LSS and doesn't have a manufacturer on it so I don't know whose it is. Sorry... I also bought the clock chipboard there and then painted and distressed it. I added my own "homemade" hands to it. The gears were made using Accent Essentials cartridge for my Cricut. (I am really trying to use my Cricut more...) The papers are from Queen & Co. I used my handy dandy Copic markers to color the image.
This will be for my son as a birthday card! He is 23 today! Where have the years gone???
Go on over to Critter Sketch and see what is waiting there for your will be glad you did!
Also entering this into:
OSAAT - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays - Inky Fingers (plus sentiment)
Allsorts - Free & Easy July

Happi Morning All!

The challenge this morning (and all week long) at Happileigh Scrappin' challenge blog is "Critters". We want to see your critters on your creations! Bears, cats, lions, ants, birds, get the idea! Any critter is allowed! Here is what I did...

I made a Post It holder! I found a cool tutorial at Splitcoast Stampers and knew I had to try it. My blue background paper was cut with my Cricut using the Cindy Loo cartridge. I colored my image (Chubby Kitty Butterfly) using Copic markers. My black paper is a glitter paper by DCWV. Check out my close up for that glitter action!

Then check out all of the wonderful creations at HLSC and try your hand at our challenge.
I would like to enter this into the following:
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away - Fancy Folds
Mark's Fancy Papers - Die Cut as a Background Mat
Card Mad Fairys - Use an Animal

Sunday, July 10, 2011

DP2 Challenge

Digital Pencil 2's challenge #90 this week is "Vintage"- use lace and distressing. I love this image of Mumu dancing with her granddaughter and thought it would be the perfect image for this challenge!
I used Copic markers to color and Tim Holtz distress inks to distress the edges. I faux sewed around the edges of my papers and image.My papers are from Queen and Co. My doily was from a corner "junk" store in my neighborhood! I distressed the edges with the distressing ink and folded the doily for my fan . Flowers and leaves were made using a MS punch. My rosebud is from Michaels.The sentiment is from TLC creations.
I am also interested in a guest spot on Mo's DT for August...I am keeping my fingers crossed...

IDIC Flower Challenge

This week we are sponsored by GlitterBabe and I was given a great silhouette image to work with. I copied it 3 times in my Photo Shop program and then printed it out on card stock. To this I then used two different colors of ink with a solid stamp block to make my background. A simple sentiment stamp was added to the bottom corner...card done! I love how simple yet elegant this looks! Go and check out the other DT creations at I Did It Creations and try your hand at the challenge!
I am also entering the following challenges:
Joyful Stamper...Inspire Me Fridays - Always Anything Goes
Simply Create - Silhouettes
OSAAT - Anything Goes
Digi's With Attitude - Anything Goes

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Two for Me!

I made both of these cards for me...I never seem to have a lot of "down" time but today was the day! My first card is done with an image from Faith over at D2D. This was a freebie for the first of the month in her monthly progressive challenge.
The second card is from Mo Manning and is a freebie over on Facebook for a challenge that she has going on there. The dress and sweet little Trudy were the given images. The sentiment is from TLC Creations...I love Paulette's sentiments! I like how the card turned out and was able to get it into the challenge on time...!
I would like to enter one or the other (or both) into the following:
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Crazy Amigos - Lazy Days (flip flop card)
Scrap Creations - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - More then 2 word sentiment (both)
Getting Cricky - Summertime fun! (both)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Doodle Pantry Image Challenge

On the 5th of every month Laurie over at Doodle Pantry has a challenge. The only requirement is to use a Doodle Pantry image (not a sentiment only).In return; you will receive another image set from Laurie! I love the image that I have used entitled Snapdragon. I can remember my grandmothers' garden with all of her beautiful snapdragons. When I colored this image I was transported back to those days of my youth spent in her garden...Wonderful memories! I have colored the image with Copic markers. My background (from the bottom up) is stamped, paper pieced and green mesh fabric over the top section. My flower was made using a scalloped SU punch. The sentiment is from TLC. I cut out both the sentiment and the image using Spellbinder dies.
I am entering this into the following:
Doodle Pantry (DC#14)- Use a Doodle Pantry image
Creative Craft - Beautiful Blossoms
Party Time Tuesday - A Square card

New Card with Mo!

I used the cute image entitled "Chickies" by Mo Manning to make this card. A Spellbinder die was used to shape my image, and the yellow background which is from an old greeting card. I used a dotted swiss Cuttlebug folder on the blue base paper. The flowers are from many different sources. My yellow flower I made using my scallop punch. The green flowers are from Maya Road which I painted and distressed. The other flowers are from Michaels. I used a punch for my leaves. I really love how this card came all together! I colored with my Copic markers. A die was used for my butterfly.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Digi Design House - Make your own Flowers
Hooked on Crafts - Show Us Your Flowers
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happi Monday to All!

This week over at Happileigh Scrappin' our challenge is to use a frame in your creation. Any way you want to just make sure there is a frame...Here is what I did...

My cute image is Jenny (already colored). I used a clear acetate panel with the definition of Unique printed on it. I placed this behind my frame, with paper behind it. Then I added all of the other items. All in all; I really like how it turned out!
Check out all of the wonderful creations at Happileigh Scrappin' and see how you can "get framed"!
I am also entering this into the following:
Charisma Cards - Favorite flavor of Ice Cream (Pistachio...yum!)
Digi Doodle Shop - Anything Goes

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy Holiday!

This week at IDIC our challenge is: Patriotic! Let us see your red, white and blue! We got to work with some sweet images from Beary Dust Stamps and I used this cutie! My background paper is actually left over from Valentines day! I loved how it looked with my colored image so had to use it. I colored with Copic and Promarker markers. I used a chalk ink to distress the edges of my sentiment. The ribbon was a scrap piece (Love when that works out for you!). I used photoshop to place the border around my image and placed everything on a blue card base that I made. Go on over to IDIC and check out the goodies that our DT have for your viewing pleasure and then try your hand at the challenge. Happy 4th of July to all of my American followers and Happy Canada Day for my Canadian followers...

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