Tuesday, May 23, 2017

a couple of birthday cards...

Good morning everyone!

Today I have a couple of birthday cards to share that I made with images from 

My first card features the sweet Flower Bird image... it's colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Paper Pretties. I used MFT dies for the stitched rectangle, stitched rounded rectangle and the pierced fishtail flags... to finish it up I added some glittery enamel dots from Doodlebug Design.
I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:
Bugaboo Crafty- Anything Using Bugaboo image
Catch the Bug- May Bingo (Sparkle, Stitching, Sentiment)
Crafter's Cafe- Birthday
Paper Creator's CraftsBright and Bold

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My second card features the adorable Ice Cream Dog... it's also colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Mama Elephant. I used Avery Elle dies for the stitched rectangle & stitched circle tag, the corner & heart were cut with MFT dies and the brown twine is from my stash. 
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafting with DragonfliesAnimals
Creative Craft Cottage- Include an Animal
Sparkles Forum- Four or more legs
Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of the comments you leave!
Tammy x

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Meet Ozzie & Harriet...

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge AND as always it's Anything Goes as long as you create a Christmas card or project!
My card features the adorable Ozzie & Harriet penguin couple from Whipper Snapper... it's stamped with MFT Black Licorice ink and colored with Copics. I created the background with the Christmas Story stamp from Penny Black... I inked up the stamp with Peacock Feathers Distress ink, misted it with water and then stamped it onto light teal cardstock. The sentiment is from Kaisercraft and I used MFT dies for the stitched circle and pierced heart. 

I hope you can join us and don't forget to stop by the challenge blog to see the gorgeous creations by the other team members!

Enjoy your day and thanks so much for stopping by!
Tammy x

I would like to enter the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter (2nd entry)
CHNC challenge extra for MayAnything Goes + Christmas
Christmas at Sweet Stamping- Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams- Monochrome (2nd entry)
Dream Valley- (C10) Things with Wings
 Fabrika Fantasy- monochrome
Monochrome Magic- Anything Goes
The Crazy- Monochrome (2nd entry)
World Wide Open Design Team- Always Anything Goes

Friday, May 12, 2017

Hydrangea card for Mom

Hello everyone!

I have another card to share that I created with the fabulous Simon Says 
I pretty much followed the same design as this card... but this time I applied texture paste through the Tim Holtz Burlap stencil- once dry I added Peacock Feather DI and some blue shimmer mist. The hydrangea petals were cut and colored with the same inks and then I stamped the petals randomly with the Darkroom Door mesh stamp. I used a Wplus9 stamp for the word mom and a Avery Elle die for the stitched rectangle... to finish it up I added Caribbean Ocean Crystal Drops to the center of the flowers.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for those who are celebrating Mother's Day on Sunday...
I hope you have a wonderful day!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
4 Crafty ChicksCelebrate Women
Artistic Stampers- Floral Fantasy
Cardz 4 GalzAdd Some Texture (texture paste & crystal drops)
Country View CraftsMay: Flower Power
Craftaholics R Us- Spring Colours or Flowers
Creatalicious- Anything Goes + Option: For the Girls / Mother's Day
Creative ArtisteAnything Mixed Media
Die Cuttin' Divas- Mother's Day or Feminine
Dragonfly Dreams- (May) Monochrome
The Crazy- Monochrome

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Shabby Chic Riley...

Good morning everyone and happy Saturday!

Today starts a new challenge at Crafty Friends and this time we would like to see your CUTE creations!  
For my card I decided to use my very old but very loved Riley with Flowers stamp... he's stamped with MFT Black Licorice ink and colored with Copics. I created the flowers with a MFT die and I used a Fiskars punch for the corners. I distressed all of the edges and added some pearls to give it a bit of a Shabby Chic feel :) 

Our wonderful sponsor this time is Di's Digital Stamps...
so make sure you stop by the challenge blog for the prize details and to see the fabulous creations by the other team members!

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
Aud Sentiments- Flowers +A Sentiment 
Crafting With An Attitude- Always Anything Goes
Crafting with DragonfliesLots of Flowers /and or Mother's Day
Crafty CalendarFlowers
Creatalicious- Anything Goes with option- girls/mothers day
DL ART Thankful Thursday- Mother's Day (or a Thank You Card)
House That Stamps BuiltFor a Special Lady
Paper Shelter- Flowers
Quick QuotesMothers or Mother's Days
QKR StampedeFeminine Cards or Anything Goes

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Celebrate the Season

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge AND as always it's Anything Goes as long as you create a Christmas card or project!
My card features a cute snowman image from Bugaboo Stamps... it's colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Taylored Expressions. The snowflake paper is from The Paper Studio and I used Walnut Stain ink for the distressing. I sponged Peacock Feathers ink on a wooden heart button, added a little crackle paint and finished it up with some twine.

Now head on over to the main challenge blog and check out the beautiful creations by the other team members!

I hope you have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by!
Tammy x

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
CHNC challenge extra for MayAnything Goes + Christmas
Classic DT Open ChallengeAlways Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's ChristmasAnything Christmas Goes/optional theme: Include a Star
Creative Fingers- Anything Goes
Jingle Belles- My True Love Gave To Me (card for loved ones or use hearts)
My Time to Craft- Sequins or Buttons
Simply Papercraft- Anything Goes
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up- Anything goes + option: cute Christmas

Friday, April 28, 2017

Hush Little Bunny

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is D for Decoupage...
For my card I started with the sweet Hush Little Bunny Gorjuss Mini Decoupage. It was on sale at Joann's for $1.49 so I couldn't pass it up! :) I changed it a little by adding a die cut oval frame around the image and distressed the edges. The background was embossed with a CB folder, I used a Hot Off the Press die for the doily and a Tim Holtz die for the stitched rectangle. Punched out a few flowers, added the pearls and sequins and it's done! 

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog for more inspiration! 

Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafty Cardmakers- (C15) Pearls and/or Gems
Crafty Gals Corner-  Anything Goes 
Everybody-Art- Blue and One Other Color (kraft)
Jo's Scrap Shack- Anything Goes
Make My Monday- Embossing Heat or Dry
Pammie's Inky Pinkies- Always Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters- The Letter "B" (blue, bunny, bling & blossoms)
 Simply PapercraftAnything Goes 
Tuesday Throwdown- Embossing

Friday, April 21, 2017

Hydrangea Petals

Good morning everyone and happy Friday!

Today I wanted to share a colorful card that I made using the beautiful Hydrangea Petals die from Simon Says Stamp!
To start- I created a watercolor wash/splatter background with Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Aged Mahogany distress inks. I stamped the corners with a Darkroom Door mesh stamp and I used a Wplus9 stamp for the word mom. I cut several Hydrangea Petals, sponged them with the same distress inks and then added Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal drops to the centers.

This card was so fun to make and I really like how it turned out... I can't wait to make another one using different colors, that way I'll have one for my mom and one for my MIL next month for Mother's day! :) 

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!

I would like to enter the following challenges:
A Perfect Time to Craft- Always Anything Goes
Creative ArtisteAnything Mixed Media
Fab 'n' Funky- In the Garden
Mixed Media World- Anything Mixed Media + Optional- watercolors
Sasayaki Glitter- Color: Yellow
Simon Says Stamp- Showers or Flowers
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Splash It On!
Sisterhood of Crafters- Stamp It (no digis)
The Stinkin' Inkers- Shower of Flowers

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Merry Christmas

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge AND as always it's Anything Goes as long as you create a Christmas card or project!
This time I decided to make a monochromatic card with a couple of beautiful papers from Wild Rose Studio- the Frosted Lace collection and Paper Smooches stamps. The trees were paper pieced and then cut out with the coordinating die, I added snowflakes with Nuvo Crystal Drops in the center and that's about it... one quick and easy card!  

Now head on over to the main challenge blog and check out the beautiful creations by the other team members!

Enjoy your day and thanks so much for stopping by!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
ABC Christmas- I is for Informal 
Cards und More- Monochrome
Christmas at Sweet Stamping- Anything Goes
CHNC challenge extra for AprilAnything Goes + Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper- April
Season's Greetings- Anything Goes/Optional- color combo
Through The Craft Room Door- Always Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team- Always Anything Goes

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Got Carrots?

Good morning everyone!

I have one more super cute Easter card to share with you today...
It features a digi stamp from Paper Pretties and the sentiment was included... sadly they are no longer in business :( But I love this image and it always puts a smile on the recipient's face so I decided to work with it again! It's colored with Copics, I used a Sizzix die for the Dotted Rectangle and the background was embossed with a Darice dot folder. I used MFT dies for the Fishtail Flags and the button & scrappers floss are from my stash.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a
Happy Easter!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Cardz 4 Guyz- Animal Antics
Catch the Bug- Bingo: die/punches, sentiment & texture
Crafty Catz- Anything Goes with a optional twist of Animals
Creative CornerFarm Friends
Scrapping4fun- Buttons and Bows
Shopping Our Stash- Use Punches and/or Dies
Stamps & Fun = Creativity- Spring or Easter

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Happy Easter

Good morning everyone!

I wanted to pop in today and share the Easter card that I made for my 
wonderful In-laws!
 I was searching the internet for a vintage type Easter image and came across this coloring book website... Isn't that bunny adorable?! It's colored with Copics and the sentiment is computer generated. I used a Sizzix die for the Dotted Rectangle and a Tim Holtz die for the double stitched rectangle. MFT dies were used to create the flowers and I added Walnut Stain ink to the edges to give it a vintage feel.
It's on it's way to Arizona right now, I hope they like it! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by... I'll see you soon!
Tammy x

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create- ATG w/Optional Twist: Spring has Sprung
Animal Friends- (C10) Spring/Easter
Come and Get It- In the Garden 
Cutie Pie- Bunnies and Chicks
Dragonfly Journeys- Eggs
Eclectic EllapuShabby Chic or Vintage
International Art & Soul- Distressing
Sweet StampersAnimals

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Playing Hockey

Good morning everyone and happy Saturday!

Today starts a new challenge at Crafty Friends and this time we would like to see Animals or Birds on your creations...
Our wonderful sponsor is Toadstool Printables...
 and my card features the fun Mouse Playing Hockey pencil drawing... I lightened the image a little before printing it out and then colored it with a couple of teal & gray Copic markers. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp and the rectangles were cut with Avery Elle stitched dies. The papers are from Lawn fawn and to finish it up I added black nailheads.

Now head on over to the main challenge blog for more inspiration.

Thanks so much for stopping by... I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
Aud Sentiments- Birthday Sentiment or #7
Crafty Gals Corner- 3 or More Layers
Creative Knockouts- (C8) Outside Fun
Dream Valley- Our 4-legged friends
Fairy Tale- Cards with Animals
Paper Shelter- Digital
Simon Says StampHappy Birthday

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Celebrate

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge AND as always it's Anything Goes as long as you create a Christmas card or project!
My card features the adorable 'Snowball Sam' image from A Day For Daisies... it's colored with Copics, I cut the sentiment with a Tim Holtz die and the snowflake paper is from Wild Rose Studio- the Frosted Lace collection. I used a Sizzix die for the Dotted Rectangle, a Tim Holtz die for the double stitched rectangle and to finish it up I added Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal drops.

Now head on over to the main challenge blog and check out the beautiful creations by the other team members!

I hope you have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by!
Tammy x

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations- Always Anything Goes
CHNC challenge extra for AprilAnything Goes + Christmas
Christmas at Sweet Stamping- Anything Goes
Classic DT Open ChallengeAlways Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers Christmas- Anything Goes/option- emboss 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- Always Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations- April- Anything Goes

Friday, March 31, 2017

Happy Easter

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is... B for Bunnies!

For my DT project I decided to make a couple of Easter cards featuring the adorable Bunny Blooms stamp from High Hope Stamps! They are stamped with MFT Black Licorice ink, colored with Copics and I used my new MFT Stitched Scalloped Edge die on both cards...  
 And here's my second card... just in different colors :o) 
Now head on over to the main challenge blog and check out the fabulous creations by the other team members!

Have a nice weekend and thanks so much for stopping by...
your comments always make my day!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Cards und More- Easter Cards
City Crafter- In Bloom
Crafty CreationsAlways Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs- Happy Easter
Crafting With Friends- Anything Goes
Dream Factory- Bambi: anything concerning the forest
Hannah & Friends- Life Is Colourful
Little Miss Muffet- Always Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon- Something that Hops
Simon Says Stamp- Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze- Springtime

Monday, March 27, 2017

Friends make life a little Sweeter

Good morning everyone... I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

I wanted to pop in real quick today and share a card that I made featuring the adorable Sketchy Girls image from Bugaboo Stamps
These little cuties were colored with Copics and the Sentiment is from Simon Say Stamp. I embossed the background with a Sizzix flower folder, the papers are from MME and all of the edges were distressed.

A very short and sweet post from me today :)
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Aud Sentiments- Any Sentiment Except For Birthday
Bugaboo Crafty Challenge- ATG with a Bugaboo image
Come and Get ItSpring Time
Crafty Calendar- Mum's Day/Special Female
Dare 2B Artzy(March) Lots of Layers
Jo's Scrap Shack- Anything Goes
The Corrosive- Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays- Anything Goes

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Holiday Cheer

Good morning everyone!

We have a new challenge starting today over at Holly & Ivy AND as always it's Anything Goes as long as you create a Christmas card or project! :)
My DT card features a cute little reindeer from C.C. Designs... it's stamped with Memento Black Ink, colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Paper Smooches. The pine cone paper is from BoBunny, I used a Avery Elle die for the stitched rectangle and a MB die for the glass... to finish it up I added some Nuvo Crystal drops.

I hope you can join us and don't forget to stop by the challenge blog to see the gorgeous creations by the other team members!

Enjoy your day and thanks so much for stopping by!
Tammy x

I would like to enter the following challenges:
CHNC challenge extra for March- Anything Goes + Christmas
Crafting from the Heart- Always Anything Goes
Crafty CreationsAlways Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Jingle Belles- Bling! On The Holidays- I used Nuvo Crystal Drops
Lemon Shortbread- Always Anything Goes
Making Memories Crafting- Add Some Layers (2nd entry)
Pile It OnHumor/Puns
 Shopping Our Stash- Forest Friends

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Scribble Flowers

Good morning everyone!

Today I have a couple of cards to share using the fabulous Scribble Flowers stamp set from Simon Says Stamp!

For my first card I stamped the flowers on colored cardstock, used the coordinating dies to cut them out and then added a little bit of shading with Prisma Pencils...  
and on my second card- I cut the flowers out of different patterned papers, distressed them with Vintage Photo ink and then added some detailing with a couple of the smaller stamps included in the set.
The stitched border die is from Avery Elle, the sentiments are also from Simon Says Stamp and to finish them up I added some Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal drops.

I love how these cards turned out and I can't decide which one is my favorite either :)

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of the comments you leave!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Cards in Envy- Keep It Simple
City Crafter- Spring is Around the Corner
Crafts and Me- Springtime
Crafty CreationsAlways Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers- Anything Goes + Dies
Inky ChicksFlowers - stamped or as embellishment 
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Handmade Flowers
Stamping Sensations- Close to Nature

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Easter Chicks

Good morning everyone and happy Saturday!

Today starts a new challenge at Crafty Friends and this time we would like you to create a card for a Child!
Our wonderful sponsor is Pink Gem Designs...
and my card features the adorable Easter Chicks image... I printed the image out twice, fussy cut the eggs, popped them up with foam tape and then I added a generous amount of Wink of Stella to them. The chicks and flowers were colored with Copics, the papers are from The Paper Studio and the peach flower ribbon is from my stash.

Now head on over to the main challenge blog for more inspiration.

Thanks so much for stopping by... I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Tammy x

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More- (C10) Make Your Mark
Aud Sentiments- Easter or Spring Sentiment
Catch the Bug- Birds, Bees or Butterfles
C.R.A.F.T.- Easter/Spring
Crafty Creations- Always Anything Goes
Scrap and Craft- Celebrations
Southern Girls- Pop It Up With Foam
Sweet Stampers- Easter or Spring

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Our First Challenge :)

Good morning everyone!

I'm super excited to be posting today... because it's my first post for the new Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge! Our challenge starts today and a new challenge will be posted every other Tuesday AND it's Always Anything Goes as long as it's a Christmas project! :)
I'm so happy to be part of this new challenge blog and look forward to working with the rest of the Design Team! 
For my first card I used an adorable stamp that I received from my sweet blogging friend Gundi! This is just one of the images in the stamp set... isn't he cute?! It's stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics and the papers are from MME- the Lost and Found Christmas Collection. I used a Avery Elle Die for the stitched rectangle and a Little B die for the sentiment. To finish it up I added a button with twine and sequins.

I hope you can join in our very first challenge and don't forget to stop by the challenge blog to see the gorgeous creations by the other team members!

Enjoy your day and thanks so much for stopping by!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
CHNC challenge extra for March - Anything Goes + Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas- Anything Goes/Optional theme: Vintage  
Creates and MakesAnything Goes with a twist: Vintage
Making Memories Crafting- Add some Layers
Pammie's Inky Pinkies- Anything Goes
Penny Black and More- Anything Goes
The Crazy ChallengeWe Love Animals
Unicorn- Go Green