Sunday, November 27, 2011

TLC Winter Wonderland Hop!

Today is the start of the Winter Wonderland Hop and we hope you can hop along with us! If you just stumbled along to my blog from somewhere in the blog hemisphere you will want to go back to Create With TLC and start from the beginning. We are giving out freebies all along the way from every stop on our hop!
My image is called Snowball Fight Vintage. It is yours for free at the end of my post! I combined it with one of Paulette's sentiments to complete the scene! Isn't it magic when you play in the freshly fallen snow? I love a good snowball fight and making "snow angels".
My image and sentiment were printed on cardstock and then colored with my Copic markers. I love kind of takes me back to those days of my youth...haha! I cut it out using a SB die. I then used red and yellow card stock to then frame the image. The houndstooth paper is from Recollections that was placed over my card base.I used white puff paint to add dimension to the piles of snow and the snowballs. A big red ribbon with bow finishes it off.
The next stop on your hop is Laurence. Have fun!

(the free image has been removed...congrats to all who grabbed it!)

I would like to also enter the following challenges:
Craft Your Day Away - Buttons or Bows
Crazy 4 Challenges #115 - Snow
Dutch Dare #140 - Recipe (use at least 3) ribbon, image & patterned paper

Thursday, November 24, 2011

I'm Dreaming...

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas and this image from Doodle Pantry is helping me to get in the mood! I used one of the images from The 12 Days of Christmas Color plus set. Such a wonderful set! You get 24 images (12 colored and 12 outline) and 24 sentiments! What a wonderful set for $4.50! You will be seeing more of this set as I have a few cards and creations planned to use it with! Go over to Doodle Pantry and check out all of the marvelous images Laurie has for will be happy you did!
My card was placed through my printer to place the wording on it for the background. I used a top from take out food to make the silver circle behind my image and my Expression to make the swirl (from Give A Hoot cartridge). I then paced thin ribbon on both the top and bottom of the card to finish it off! My image is on two layers of foam tape to raise it up.
I would like to also enter the following challenges with my card:
Double Dutch challenge #40 - Recipe
My Mum's Craft Shop - Things with Wings
Shopping Our Stash#27 - Anything Christmas

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Dreams Can Come True!

Here is a card that I did for a special young man on his graduation. I really love how it turned out. I am still experimenting with doing collages but feel I got this one right! What do you think? I used a variety of stamps and papers from my stash (some of them older than I would like to admit ! lol!) for the card to give the feel of adventure...
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Clear it Out - Orange and Brown
Craft Room Challenge - Travel/ Postcards
Creative Craft Challenges - Free For All!
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Monday, November 14, 2011

Lia Stampz Manly challenge!

This week at Lia Stampz our challenge is to make a card or other creation for a man. I don't know about you but the cards for the "opposite sex" are always more difficult for me. I think it's because you can't add all of the cool embellishments that you do on a card for a female.
Anyway...We were given this cool image and sentiments to work with. I thought about my 23 year old son and how he lives for the weekends (what with work and graduate school taking up his week!). I had a lot of fun playing with this image.
Check out what the DT did with this image and then plan on joining in on the challenge!

Critter Sketch Challenge Time

This week we are being sponsored by Digital Delights. I chose to work with an image called Christmas Gifts. My sentiment is from Doodle Pantry. I thought I could use this for birthday gifts. Our challenge this week is monochromatic. Your creation should be all in the same color just different shades of that color. Here is what I created:

Go over to Critter Sketch and check out all of the other creations made by or design team, then try your hand at the challenge!
I would also like to enter the following challenges:
Paper Sundaes - Use a digital image
2 Sisters - #65 Anything Goes
Di's Design Challenge - Ribbons and bows

Friday, November 11, 2011

TLC is having another Hop!

Yup! On Sunday November 27th (my son's 21st birthday!) TLC is going to have a wonderful Winter Wonderland Blog Hop!
You won't want to miss it as there will be goodies and freebies all along the hop! November 27th on your calendar and make sure to come and "Hop" with us!
Here are a couple of cards that I made to "wet your appetite"!

(the image is from Bugaboo and the sentiment from TLC)

And one more for good measure!!

I would like to enter one or more of my cards into the following challenges:
Inspire Me Fridays #32 - Always Anything Goes (all 3 cards)
Totally PaperCrafts - Victorian (my last card)
Crafty Creations #143 - Kraft , white, and one other color (my second card with the chocolate!)


Isn't this the sweetest image? This scarecrow comes in a set called Scarecrow Birdie from Doodle Pantry. It comes with several images and two digital papers. I have used the colored image of the scarecrow and then used up some paper scraps that I had from my last projects. My Cuttlebug was used to emboss the kraft paper with Swiss dots. I used my Nestabilities dies to cut out the image and the frame behind him. Everything was inked along the edges. I added a ribbon and I was finished! I left the inside blank so I could use it as a note card.A corner punch from SU was used to indent the corners of my kraft and orange papers.
Don't forget to enter the DPDC18 challenge right now thru Nov. 24, and for those of you who enter, you will receive a great set for free. Wishbone Ants!!
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Cardmadfairy - Add Texture
Crafty Catz - Use a digital image
Fabulous Fridays - Use embossing

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Doodle Pantry Challenge #18

Another challenge at Doodle Pantry is starting today! This month Laurie is giving away a wonderful set called "Wishbone Ants" to all participants. You must use a Doodle Pantry image (not only a sentiment) to enter. The challenge runs through November 24th so you have plenty of time to get those creations in! Here is a card that I did with this uber cute set...I used the colored version of the image and also used one of the digital papers that comes with the set.

Check out the challenge and get ready to have some fun with these ants! I can't wait to see what you create!
P.S. The Doodle Pantry blog hop starts today for the 12 Days of Christmas. Just click on my badge to the right of this post and check it out! Such wonderful images!!! You are sure to want them!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

CDAC Progressive Challenge...Round 6!

I hope everyone had fun with our challenge at CDAC for the last 2 weeks. Today starts another wonderful challenge round with some wonderfully talented artist images for you to use! The theme is "Winter Wonders" and will run from November 1st through November 14th.
I created my card using an image by Daisy Doodles. I love the simplicity of the image for it gave me a lot of leeway with how to present it! I colored the image with my Copic markers and used some metal titles that I found in my "holiday stash" for the sentiment. My card base is a square and I used red card stock to cover it. I then used a scrap of red polka dotted paper to place behind the image.My image was printed on card stock and then I used a Spellbinder die to cut it and the mat behind it out. My green strip is actually a wide ribbon. Pearl "stick ons" finished it off. I hope you like it. This is my first Christmas card for the year!
Check out the challenge and make sure you enter to get the images for the next challenge. If you are new to the challenge; you may "buy in" for a nominal fee.Then enter at least two creations done with the images to be assured that you will receive all of the next rounds' images for free!
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Clear It Out - Your Fav Holiday ( Christmas)
Make It Monday #61- Anything Goes

Doodle Pantry Release Day!

Today is the new release day at Doodle Pantry! Make sure to get over there and check out all of the wonderful new images Laurie has for you to "drool" over!
I chose to work with a cute set called Thanksgiving Sheep for my creation. Aren't they adorable?! I also used a sentiment that comes with the set and some yummy designer digital paper that is with it too! I used the outlined images of the sheep and colored them with my Copic markers. Gotta love those Copics!
To see all the new releases, be sure to stop by the Doodle Pantry blog and check them out.

You'll want to stop back by on Nov. 5th for our DPDC 18 Challenge, remember you'll get a free set just for entering. I have it from good authority that the free set will be Wishbone Ants. This is a darling set and I know you will want to own it! The Doodle Pantry DT will also have a special treat for everyone on the 5th as well, so make sure to come by the Doodle Pantry blog first.

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