Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Wolf Country

Good morning everyone!

Today I wanted to share a birthday card that I made for my Dad! 
It features a gorgeous wolf image from Eureka Stamps and a Vintage Cowboy map from Create with TLC. I colored the image lightly with Copcis and used Walnut Stain ink for the distressing. The wooden chevron arrows were painted with gold metallic paint, crackle paint and then I added distress ink to them also. I found a charm in my stash that had a flower in the center so I removed it and altered the charm...  
I punched the word wolf out of an old dictionary, distressed it and then added Dimensional Magic for a 3D effect... it looks so cool IRL!
Well, there you have it... a very masculine card. It was so fun to make and the best part is that my dad loved it!!

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

Challenges I would like enter:
Cardz 4 GuyzWood in Design (I used wooden chevron arrows)
Dream Valley- (C10) All Creatures Great and Small
Incy Wincy DesignsInspired by a Song/book/movie (Dances with Wolves)
Let's Craft & Create- Card for a Man
Simon Says Stamp- Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp MondayShow us your Metal (metal charm & Metallic gold paint)
Stampaive and More- Button and/or Charm
Tuesday ThrowdownAnything Goes

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Hugs...

Good morning everyone! 

I wanted to pop in today and share another card that I created using my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors... 
It features a sweet image from Hero Arts... it's stamped onto watercolor paper in Versafine Black ink, heat embossed and then watercolored, I used the coordinating die to cut it out. For the background... I used the textured side of TH distress watercolor cardstock, masked around the edges and then went to town creating a watercolor wash :) The sentiment was cut with a Lawn Fawn die and the sequins & twine are from my stash. I had so much fun making this card and really love how it turned out... it's so colorful!

Well, that's it for today... thanks so much for stopping by~ I always look forward to your visits and wonderful comments!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
A2Z Scrapbooking- Watercoloring + use at least one Hero Art Product
Amusing- Use a Word Die
Animal Friends- Birds
Come and Get It- Things With Wings
Critters and Creatures- (April) Always Anything Goes with a Critter/Creature
Cutie Pie- (April) Cute + Woodland Friends
Fab 'n' FunkyWinged Things
Happy Little Stampers- Mixed Media + Wings
Kitty Bee Designs- Living Things with Wings
Mod SquadWater, Water Everywhere (I watercolored my background and image)
One Stitch At A Time- Anything Goes with Wings

Friday, April 15, 2016

Celebrate with Style!

Hello everyone! I'm back with my second post for the day... 
please scroll down to see my Creatalicious card! :)

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is...D for Dots
My card features the fun Pogoin' Dragon image from High Hope Stamps! He's stamped with Memento Black ink and colored with Copics, the sentiments are from Hero Arts. The background was embossed with the Darice Multi-sized dots folder and the polka dot paper is from Darice too. I used MFT dies for the Pierced Fishtail Flags, Pierced Rectangles and Stitched Circles, the gears were cut with a Tim Holtz die.

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

That's all for now, thanks so much for stopping by...
your comments always make my day!
Tammy x

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
Cards und More- Fantasy
Craft Rocket- Favourite Colour Combo (shades of greens & teal)
DRS Designs2+2+2 (2 circles, 2 gears & 2 banner/sentiments)
 Inky ImpressionsAll About The Boys 
Inspiration Destination- Always Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper- Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Simon Says Stamp- Let's Do The Polka (2nd entry)
Tuesday Throwdown- Use your die cuts

Sweet little Baby

Good morning everyone!

Today starts a new challenge at Creatalicious and this time we want to see your Baby cards...
I decided to make a peach & mint colored baby card and it features an adorable Baby Fairy image from Sweet November... it's stamped with Memento Black ink and colored with Copics. The polka dot paper is from MME, the background panel was embossed with the Darice Damask folder and then lightly sanded, the sentiment is from Studio g. I used a EK punch for the corners and a MS punch for the vellum butterflies. I couldn't get a very good picture of this card because in real life the baby's peach onesie matches the light peach distressed cardstock perfectly!

Our fabulous sponsor is Simon Says Stamp so make sure you stop by the challenge blog for the prize details and for more inspiration from the DT!

Thanks so much for stopping by...
I’ll be back shortly with my second post for the day! :)

Challenges I would like to enter:
Aud Sentiments- Anything Goes
Cardz 4 GalzUse An Embossing Folder
DoubleClick SkittlesWelcome Baby
Fantasy Stampers- New Baby 
Inky ChicksBaby Cards
Sassy Studio DesignsPastel Colours
Simon Says StampLet's Do The Polka

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Cute as a Bug

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 Carrie Caterpillar image. It's colored with Copics and the sentiment is computer generated. The paper is from The Paper Studio, I used a MFT die to create the flowers and a Avery Elle die for the Wavy Dotted border.

For more inspiration be sure to stop by the challenge blog to see the rest of the DT fabulous creations!

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
A Beautiful Mess- Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Cards in Envy- Flowers and/or Fantasy
Crafty Creations- For the Kids
Creative Corner- Flower Power
Creative Knockouts- (C8) Border Time (I used wavy dotted border die)
DRS Designs- To Die For
Jo's Scrap ShackAnything Goes

Friday, April 8, 2016

My Friend...

Good morning everyone! 

It's time for a new challenge at Fussy and Fancy and this week it's Beth's turn to host the challenge and she would like to see Pink and Green creations! 
My DT card features a very sweet image from Deep Red Stamps... Isn't she a cutie?! She's stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. The paper is from The Paper Studio and I used Avery Elle's Wonky Stitches dies to cut everything out. I created the heart-circle embellishment using punches and the sequins are from my stash. 

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

Thanks so much for stopping by... I'll see you tomorrow! :)

 I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafting By Designs- You Are Beautiful (create something you would love to recieve)
Creative Card Crew- Die Cut
Brown SugarAnything Goes
In The Pink- Dies and/or punches + Pink
Little Miss Muffet- Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper- Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party- Anything Goes
Simply PapercraftAnything Goes
Sparkles Forum- Make it Girlie
Stamping Sensations- One for the Girls

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Watercolored Flowers...

Good morning everyone and happy Saturday!

Just a quick post from me today to share a very bright spring card!
It features a beautiful image from Lili of the Valley... it's stamped onto watercolor paper in Versafine Black ink, embossed with clear embossing powder and then watercolored with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors... I love these watercolors! The paper is from Sandylion and I used a MS punch for the butterflies. I used Squeezed Lemonade ink for the distressing and to color the seam binding.

Well, that's it for today... thanks so much for stopping by~ I always look forward to your visits and wonderful comments!
Tammy x

 I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Beautiful MessAnything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More(C10) Make Your Mark
Cardz 4 GalzSpringtime
Chocolate, Coffee & CardsSpring Is In The Air
Creative CornerUse Embossing Powder (I embossed my image)
Little Red Wagon- For The Love of Water
Mod SquadUse Water (water in the vase + watercolors)
Really Reasonable RibbonFlowers with ribbon or trim

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Easter Peeps!

Good afternoon everyone!

I wanted to pop in today and share a couple of shaker cards that I made for my nieces! They feature items out of the Simon Says Stamp March card kit! :) 
This kit was so fun to work with... I love the super cute Peep stamp set, dies and papers... I used the MFT Blueprints 15 set and Stitched Circle frames to cut everything out. On my first card I cut the bunny and heart out of fun foam.
On my second card I cut the bunny and heart out of some bright green felt. I love the way these cards turned out, I can't wait to give them to my nieces tomorrow along with their Peep candies! 

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Girls- Die Cuts
Brown Sugar- Easter
Crafting-With-Friends- Anything Goes
Crafty Catz- Stitching: Real or Faux (I used stitched dies)
Emerald Creek Dares- Easter Parade
Little Red Wagon- Happy Easter/Spring
QKR Stampede- Easter Cards
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Food or Drink
The Crafter's Cafe- Easter

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Easter Bunnies...

Good morning everyone!

I wanted to pop in today and share a Easter card with you featuring the adorable Tulip Bunny image from Bugaboo Stamps... 
It's colored with Copics and the sentiment is from My Craft Spot. The bunny was cut with a Poppy Stamps die, I used a Joy Crafts die for the flowers and a MFT die for the dotted strip down the side. The fun paper is from Echo Park and I used Walnut Stain ink for the distressing.

 Well, that's it for now- short and sweet... enjoy your day and thanks so much for stopping by! I'll see you soon! 

Challenges I would like to enter:
Allsorts- Easter
Cardz 4 GalzCute & Cuddly
Catch The Bug- Bingo: (3 layers, die cut & sentiment)
Choux Choux Paper Art- Easter/Spring
Crafty Cardmakers- (C15) Easter
Cut it UpHappy Easter + include a die and bunny
 Dragonfly Journeys- Hippity Hoppity
Great Impressions- MARCH - Bunny Hop!
Make My Monday- Something Fluffy
Stamping Sensations- Flower Power (2nd entry)

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Little Easter Girl...

Happy Saturday everyone!

Today I'm here to share my second post as the Guest Designer over at 

The current challenge is... Easter Parade and my card is for the Midway Motivation post and it features a sweet image from Prima Marketing... 
I stamped and heat embossed my image onto watercolor paper and then watercolored it with my Kuretake Gansai Tambi paints. I cut the flowers out of felt using an Xcut die, the frame was cut with a Paper Smooches die and the dotted border at the Top was cut with a Avery Elle die. 

 Now head on over to Fantasy Stampers and enter your 'Easter Parade' cards!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks so much for stopping by... your comments always make my day! :)

 I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative Fingers- Anything Goes
Deep Ocean- Easter
Inky Chicks- Happy Easter
Jo's Scrap Shack- Happy Easter
Sweet Stampin- Easter
Whimsy Stamps- Spring Colors or Easter

Friday, March 18, 2016

Beautiful Butterflies

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!

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

I have two cards to share with you today-  they feature butterflies from a Hero Arts/Sizzix stamp & die set, I used Distress Inks to watercolor them, MFT Stitched & pierced dies and a Simon Say Stamp die for the hello sentiment. 
For the background on my first card, I applied texture paste through the Tim Holtz Burlap stencil and then added a touch of distress ink & shimmer mist. 
On my second card I stamped the background with VersaMark ink and Inkadinkado's Sketchy Flourishes stamp onto Kraft cs and then brushed on gold Perfect Pearls, I used the We R Memory Keepers Chain folder for the embossing. 
Well, that's it for today... I hope you can join us and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the teams beautiful creations!

Thanks so much for stopping by... I'll be back tomorrow!

Challenges I would like to enter:
A2Z Scrapbooking Linky Party- Embossing + use at least one Hero Art Product
Artistic Stampers- Springtime
Cards in EnvyButterflies
Daring Cardmakers- Hand-Krafted Creations
Fashionable Stamping- Butterflies
Morgan's Art World- Anything with Wings
Penny Black and More- March: Feature a Creature 
STAMPlorationsStamps and Textures
Try It On TuesdayNature

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

top o' the mornin' to ya

Good morning everyone!

Today starts a new challenge at Creatalicious and this time we want to see your St. Patrick's Day cards or use Green...
For my card I used a fun coloring page image that I found while surfing the web...
this handsome chap is colored with Copics and the sentiment is computer generated. The papers are from Die Cut with a View and The Paper Studio. I used a MFT die for the four-leaf clover, rounded one of the corners and distressed all of the edges and there you have it... a very bright lime green St. Patrick's day card! :)

Our sponsor is Di's Digi Stamps so make sure you stop by the challenge blog for the prize details and for more inspiration from the DT!

Thanks so much for stopping by... your comments always make my day!
I'll see you soon!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Brown SugarGreen and Gold
City CrafterMake It Green
Clear It Out- ATG/Stash: DP older than 1 year (my shamrock paper is over a year old)
Craft for the CraicThe Luck of the Irish
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper- AGT with Patterned Paper
Dragonfly Journeys- Go Green
Get CreativeSt. Patrick's Day
Pile it On- green plus 2 other colors (yellow gold & tan)
Sweet Stampin- Boys to Men

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Hog Wild


Good morning all and happy Saturday! 

Today starts a new challenge at Crafty Friends and the theme is... 
Anything Goes, everyone's favorite!
We have three fabulous sponsors this time... Sherri Baldy Designs, Sparkle N Sprinkle and KennyK Stamps...
            KennyK-Stamps-BADGE-IRockWITH-yellow

My card features the absolutely adorable Hog Heaven image from Sparkle N Sprinkle!! It's colored with Copics, fussy cut out and the sentiments were computer generated. The wonky panel was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder, I created the flowers with Joy Crafts dies & a tiny paper punch... everything else was cut out with MFT Blueprints 15 set. 

 Now head on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the DT
beautiful creations!

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

I like to enter this card into the following challenges:
ABC- (C10) C is for Cute
Catch the Bug- Bright & Cheery
Crafty Time- Birthday
DRS Designs- Cut it out- Fussy Cutting
Little Miss Muffet- Anything Goes
My Time to Craft- Flowers
Sassy Studio Designs Shades Of Green
Simon Says Stamp- A Bit of Green (2nd entry)
Simply PapercraftAnything Goes

Friday, March 11, 2016

My Lil Hoot

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new challenge at Fussy and Fancy
This week it's Anne's turn to host the challenge and she wants to see...
Things With Wings!
For my DT card I used an adorable stamp and coordinating die from Hero Arts... it's stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics and I added a bit of shading with Prisma pencils. The papers are from Doodlebug Design & Studio G, the twine is from my stash and MFT dies were used to cut everything out.

Our sponsor is Sweet Lilac so make sure you stop by the challenge blog for the prize details and to see the gorgeous creations by the other team members!

 Thanks so much for stopping by... I'll see you tomorrow with another card :o)

Challenges I would like to enter:
4 Crafty Chicks- 7 Layers
Craft RocketFeathers &/or Fur
Crafty Cardmakers(C15Green
Critters and Creatures- ATG with a Critter/Creature
Double D- Feeling Green
Incy Wincy DesignsShades of Green
Mod SquadIt Is Easy Being Green
Penny Black and More- March - Feature a Creature
Simon Says StampA Bit of Green
Sisterhood of CraftersUse Dies and/or Punches

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Saturday everyone!

I'm thrilled to share my card with you today because I will be joining the wonderful ladies over at Fantasy Stampers as their Guest Designer for the month of March! A big thank you to Jan and the entire DT for having me on board this month!
The current challenge is... Moms/Mums Rule and my card is for the Midway Motivation post and it features a Leere Aldrich image from Stampavie...
It's stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Inkadinkado. The papers are from Recollections & The Paper Studio, the flowers were created with Spellbinder dies and I used Peacock Feathers and Walnut Stain ink for the distressing.

Now pop on over to Fantasy Stampers to join the fun!
Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Allsorts- International Women's Day
Cardz 4 Galz- Woman or Women
Crafting With An Attitude- Always Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies- girly cards 
Crafty Calendar- Mother's Day/special female
Creative Fingers- Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday- Mother's Day
One Crazy Stamper- Anything Goes

Friday, February 26, 2016

So Jelly...

Happy Friday everyone!

I have a quick post today to share a bright and colorful card featuring... Lawn Fawn's So Jelly stamp set! :) 
The background was created with a simple heat emboss resist and watercolor wash... I love these colors together! The extra jellyfish and starfish were also watercolored, cut out with the coordinating dies and then popped up with foam tape... added some twine and crystal sequins to finish it up.

 Well that's it for today, short and sweet... thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Tammy x  

Challenges I would like to enter:
7 Kids College Fund- Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More- (C10Make Your Mark
Daring Cardmakers- Simply Ir-resistable (use a resist technique)
Crafting-With-FriendsAnything Goes
Penny Black and More- ATG with a stamp & die
Simon Says Stamp- Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations- Anything Goes

Friday, February 19, 2016

i love you...

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is... Z for Zoo Animals!
My card features an adorable Giraffe from The Paper Shelter... Isn't he a cutie?!! He's colored with Copics, fussy cut out and popped onto a small rectangle that was embossed with the Sizzix dots folder, I used a Lawn Fawn die for the sentiment. The other dies used are Avery Elle Wonky Stitches, SSS Mini outline hearts, MFT Pierced Hearts & Rectangles dies and there you have it... a very bright and fun card! 

Now head on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the DT
'Zoo Animal' creations!

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

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments- Cute + Sentiment
Creative Knockouts- (C8) Stitching real or faux
Cutie PieCute + Love
Make My Monday- Use the Word Love
Paper Creator's Crafts- It must be love
Through the Purple Haze- Share Some Love
The Paper Shelter- Make it Digital

Monday, February 15, 2016

Wacky Guy

Good morning everyone and Happy Monday!

Today starts a new challenge at Creatalicious and the theme is... 
Favorite color combo!

 I had a hard time choosing a favorite color combo... I have SO many! :) But I think lime green & blue is at the top of my list! 
Our fabulous sponsor is... KennyK Stamps and my card features the fun Wacky Guy image! He's colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. The bg is embossed with the CB Spots & Dots folder and the paper is from The Paper studio.

Now head on over to the main challenge blog for more inspiration from the DT using KennyK's images!

Well, that's it for today... thanks so much for stopping by~ I always look forward to your visits and wonderful comments!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
ABC-(C10)B is for: blue, bow tie, buttons & big smile
Brown SugarFavorite Color Combo
Crafting from the HeartAlways Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies- Anything goes- cards only
Inkspirational- word prompt: POP (I popped my image and sentiment up with foam tape)
Love to ScrapAnything Goes
Scrappers DelightsAlways Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum- Something for the Males
Stamps & Fun = CreativityDots (enamel dots & dots embossing folder
Suzy Bee's Bloomin'- Anything Goes with a twist- Sentimental