Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Old Timer...

Good morning everyone! 

Just a quick post today to share a very bright masculine card... featuring Gus from Bugaboo Stamps! :) 

I used Copics to color this fun image and the sentiment is computer generated. The papers are from Recollections and I used QuicKutz nesting dies for the circles. I punched the stars out of a heavy yellow cs, added Dimensional Magic and sprinkled them with Glamour dust... I love the 3D effect and what a perfect way to add sparkle to a masculine card!

Well, that's all for now... enjoy your day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug- Bingo (Bugaboo image, texture & 3 Layers)
Chocolate, Coffee & CardsUse a Die Cut
Come and Get ItThings That Start with "B" (Birthday, Balloons, Bling & Boxer shorts
Crafty Cardmakers- (C15) Dots

Crafty Creations- Seeing Spots
Cut it UpFunny Cards
Incy Wincy DesignsFaux Techniques (Faux enamel stars)
Little Red Wagon- Seeing Spots
Love to ScrapAnything Goes
Sisterhood of CraftersMonochromatic
Tuesday Throwdown- Up In the Air

Monday, April 20, 2015

Let's see Pearls @ Sweet Stamps!

Happy Monday everyone!

I'm here today to share another Guest Designer card for Sweet Stamps!

The challenge this week is Pearls
My card features the fabulous Margery image and Old Fashioned Wish sentiment! It's stamped with Memento Black ink and colored with Copics, the papers are from MME & American Crafts. The flower was cut out of an old dictionary using the flowers creations three nesties and I used a MFT die for the flourish. The edges have been distressed with Vintage Photo ink... the lace & pearls are from my stash. 

This card was so fun to make and I really like how it turned out! With the vintage touches- it's going to be a perfect birthday card for my wonderful mother-in-law
next month!

  Well, that's all for now- thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to Sweet Stamps to join the fun!

  I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps- Girly But No Pink
Artbymiran- Anything Goes
Crafty Catz- Its a Girl thing
Lacy Sunshine- Vintage
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- (C10) Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper- Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Open-Minded- recycle something (an old dictionary)
Stempelsonnen- Anything Goes with a hand-colored stamp
Suzy Bee's Bloomin'- Anything goes /use a die or punch 
Vintage Stamping/Flonz Craft- Handmade Flowers

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Growing Old

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new challenge at Creatalicious and this month the theme is...
Embossing... wet or dry! 
This month we have two fabulous sponsors... Bunny Zoe's Craft and Sparkle N Sprinkle- my card features the fun Birthday Friends image and sentiment from Sparkle N Sprinkle! It's colored with Copics and the papers are from MME. The background paper is embossed with Shabby White Frantage and I used Peacock Feathers & Vintage Photo ink for the distressing. I used a MFT die for the Fishtail Flag and a Joy Craft die for the flowers... to finish it up I added teal gems to the center of the flowers. 

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

 That's all for now... enjoy your day and thanks so much for stopping by!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
ABC- (C10) H is for Happy Birthday 
Crafty Sentiment DesignsAnything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore- Make a Card
Fresh Brewed Designs- Birthdays
Incy Wincy DesignsEmbossing (Wet or Dry)
Inspiration Destination- Always Anything Goes
Simon Says MondayIn the Middle (My image is in the middle & the cake is in the middle of the friends)
Sparkle N Sprinkle- Anything goes (I embossed my bg paper with Frantage)
Top Tip Tuesday- 3 of Something (3 flowers & 3 gems)

Monday, April 13, 2015

Pink Creations @ Sweet Stamps!

Happy Monday everyone!

I'm back with my second card as the Guest Designer for Sweet Stamps!! :o)

The challenge this week is PINK!
For my GDT project I decided to do a monochromatic card with hot pink as my matting- although it looks red in the photo :(  Darn camera, I hate when that happens! LOL!
Anyway... it features the adorable Glam Girls- Trish image and Tiny Happy Day sentiment. I colored this little cutie with Copics and paper pieced her hat. The background is embossed with the Darice Damask folder and the papers are from Studio G & The Paper Studio. I used a Joy Craft die and a couple of small punches to created the flowers... added a few tiny pearls and there you have it!

Now hop on over to Sweet Stamps and enter your Pink creations! 

Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by! 

Challenges I would like to enter:
4 Crafty Chicks- Die Cuts
Crafty Catz- 2 or more patterned papers
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- (C10) Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty- Anything Goes
Polkadoodles- Pink & Pretty
Scribble and Scrap- Always Anything Goes 
Sister Act CardAnything Goes
Stamping Sensations- April:  Pretty in Pink

Monday, April 6, 2015

Guest Designer for Sweet Stamps!!

Happy Monday everyone!

 Today is a very exciting day for me! I have been invited to be a Guest Designer for Sweet Stamps for the month of April!! :o)
 I want to thank Kendra and the entire team for this wonderful opportunity- I'm very honored to be working with all of you this month!

I will post a new creation each Monday in April featuring their gorgeous stamps- so make sure you stop by!! :)

The challenge this week is... Flowers
My card features the beautiful Gerbera Daisy Bunch stamp... It's stamped (twice) with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics... I wanted an extra image so I could 'pop' up a few of the daisies. For the background I used Tim Holtz Latticework stencil & Mustard Seed Distress Ink and I embossed the orange panel with the We R Memory Keepers Chain folder. I used a Cuttlebug tag die to cut out the Happy Day sentiment, the hand dyed seam binding and heart button are
from my stash.

 Well, that's all for now- thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to Sweet Stamps to join the fun!

  I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create- Anything Goes
Artistic Stampers- Flora and Fauna
Craft-Dee BowZAnything Goes with a Handmade Bow 
Crazy 4- Daisies
Dragonfly Dreams- Lets See Spring 
Fussy and Fancy- Buttons & Bows
Hiding in my Craft Room- Think Spring
 Monday Morning- Colorful Creations
Simon Say Stamp Monday- A is for... Alcohol markers & April flowers
Simply PapercraftAnything Goes

Saturday, April 4, 2015

You're Old... embrace it :o)

Good morning everyone and Happy Saturday!

Just a quick post today to show you a birthday card that I made for my Dad... it features a fabulous image from Tim Holtz- Vintage Things Blueprint stamp set! 
I stamped the image with Black StazOn ink onto watercolor paper... I used Faded Jeans & Black Soot Distress inks to watercolor it. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches and I used Tim Holtz Postage Stamp die for the base of the card. Added a few black adhesive nail heads and there you have it... a very quick and easy masculine card!

My hubby and I will be spending Easter with family tomorrow, so I can give my Dad his card... I hope he likes it! :)

Have a wonderful Easter and thanks so much for stopping by!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Catch the Bug- Anything Goes
CCEE Stampers- Humour
Crafting Musketeers- It's a man's world
Crafty CatzAnything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner- Humor, Comedy, Funny
DoubleClick SkittlesUse A Punny or Funny Sentiment
Simon Say Stamp- Happy Birthday
Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers(C10) J is for Just Kidding 
One Crazy Stamper- Anything Goes

Friday, April 3, 2015

Beautiful Dancer...

Good morning everyone!

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is... D for Dance/Dancing
My card features a sweet digital image from Wags and Whiskers. I've worked with this image 2 other times so I wanted a completely different look this time. At first I wasn't sure about the olive, kraft & white color combo but now I really like it! :)

The image is colored with Copics and cut out with the Spellbinder's Labels 18 die, the sentiment is from Stampabilities. I created the flowers with the Rose Creations nesties & a small flower punch and then I added a generous amount of sparkle with the Wink of Stella pen. The paper is from Recollections, Crushed Olive and Walnut Stain inks were used for the distressing... to finish it up I added dew drops to the center of the flowers.

For more inspiration be sure to stop by the challenge blog and take a look at the DT beautiful creations!

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

 I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
ABC- (C10) G is for Go Digital
Card Mania- Flowers
Country View Crafts- Use Kraft Card
Creative Card Crew- Handmade Flowers
Jo's Scrap Shack- Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps- Use Your Favorite Embellishments (flowers)
Mod Squad- Tick Tack Toe (Flowers, Dies & Dimension) 
Paper Creator's Crafts- Flowers
StempelsonnenAnything Goes
The Crazy- Floral

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Colorful Butterflies

Good morning everyone! 

Today starts a new challenge at House of Cards and this month we would
like you to... Add a butterfly, use the colors or both.
For my card I chose this fabulous Fairy Fae image from Delicious Doodles... It's colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. The background is embossed with the QuicKutz Swirls folder and I used a MS punch for the butterflies... added a few light blue gems and it's done! :) I love how this card turned out and it was so fun to color! 
Here's a close up of the beautiful image.
I hope you can join us and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog for
more inspiration.

Enjoy your day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafting By Designs- April Anything Goes
Fairytale Stampers- Anything Goes/Things with Wings
Inspiration Destination- Always Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine- Butterfly Kisses and Springtime Wishes
One Stitch At A Time- Anything Goes with Nature
Sisterhood of Crafters"Come Fly With Me"
Top Tip Tuesday- Mellow Yellow
Try It On TuesdayThey who have wings

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Got Carrots?

Good morning everyone!

Just popping in today to share a really fun Easter card with you!
This adorable rabbit and sentiment is from Paper Pretties... It's colored with Copics, I used Walnut Stain ink for the distressing and the papers are from MME. The Chevron die is from MFT and to created the carrot I used a MFT heart die, a woodgrain ef and a MS Branch punch... added a small raffia bow and Voila- it's done!

Well, that's all for now... thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your day!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More- (C10)- Make Your Mark (I used Copics)
Animal Friends- Easter
Artistic InspirationsAnything Goes with a Twist of Easter
Card Mania- Spring
C.R.A.F.T.-Inspired By A Film (Who Framed Roger Rabbit?)
Crafty Gals Corner- Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew- Easter Critters
Deep Ocean- Easter/Spring
MAWTT- In the Wild

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Spring is in the Air...

Happy Saturday everyone!

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

The current challenge is... Spring is in the Air and my card is for the Midway Motivation post and it features a sweet Easter image from Prima Marketing... 
It's stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa, colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Inkadinkado. The flowers were created with the Flowers Creations three nesties, I used a MFT die for the Dainty Lace Border and a Fiskar punch for the corners. The papers are from MME- the Notable collection, Spiced Marmalade & Mustard Seed inks were used for the distressing and to finish it up I added tiny yellow pearls to the center of the flowers.    

Now pop on over to Fantasy Stampers and enter your 'Spring is in the Air' cards!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks so much for stopping by! :o)

 I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Catch the Bug- Bingo (Easter, border & pearls)
Crafty Gals- Hippity Hop: Easter Theme
Creative Craft Cottages- Three of a Kind (3 flowers & pearls)
Die Cut Divas- Spring / Children
DoubleClick Skittles- Use a Bunny, Basket or Easter
Fairy Tale- Flower Power
 Inspiration Destination- Always Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper- Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Scrap & Craft- Flowers
 Simon Says StampSpring Pinterest Inspiration (chicks, basket & eggs)
Whimsy InspirationUse A Die Cut

Sunday, March 15, 2015

A Magical Birthday

Good morning everyone!

Today starts a new challenge at Creatalicious and this month it's 
everyone's favorite... Anything Goes!  
Our fabulous sponsor is The Paper Shelter and my card features the sweet Balloon Ride image! It's colored with Copics and the sentiment is computer generated. The bg is embossed with the CB Seeing Dots folder and the paper is from MME. I used a MFT die for the clouds and cut them out twice- once out of white cs and then layered a piece of pastel green vellum over them... the enamel dots, twine and button are all from my stash.

Now pop on over to the main challenge blog for more inspiration from the
rest of the DT!

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Anya, Oddies, and Others- March: Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday- Celebrate
Inspiration Destination- Always Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon- Cute,Cute,Cute
Mema's- Anything Goes
Polkadoodles- Birthdays
Simon Says StampThings That Fly
Sisterhood of CraftersPhoto/Color Inspiration: 

Suzy Bee's Bloomin'- Anything goes with a twist- spots and/or stripes 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

String Bean Leprechauns

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Today I have a couple of St. Patrick's Day cards to share with you... These little cuties are part of the String Bean Leprechauns bundle from Melondeadz 
that I won!! :)

They are colored with Copics and on this card I printed the image twice so I could pop up the hat, shamrock and shoes with foam tape for more dimension. 
On this card I decided to go with a mint green & gold color combo and I added some distressing- I wanted it to be completely different from my first card...  
AND I merged two images together- just enough so the leprechauns would be
holding hands!

Well, that's all for now... thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Artistic InspirationsAnything Goes with a Twist of Green
Craft Your Passion- Anything Goes
Die Cuttin' Divas- The Luck of the Irish
Get Creative- Green
Melonheadz Friends- Use Green
Open-Minded- Luck (2nd card)
 Pile It On- Green
Sweet 7- (March)- Lucky Gold (2nd card)
Tuesday Throwdown- Good Luck (2nd card)

Supplies: Copics, The Paper Studio & Kaiser Craft Papers, Oval nesties, MFT Fishtail flag die & Dainty Lace border die, Fiskar Daisy punch, EK Success corner pumch, circle punches, $1 sentiments and shamrock punch, Vintage Phoeo DI, hand dyed seam binding and a shamrock button

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Happy Mother's Day

Good morning everyone! 

I'm thrilled to share my card with you today because I will be joining the fabulous ladies over at Fantasy Stampers as their Guest Designer for the month of March! Thank you to Jan and the rest of the DT for letting me join in the 
fun this month! :)

The current challenge is... Mum's the Word (Mother's Day cards) and my card is for the Midway Motivation post and it features a Sweet Lili of the Valley image.
 It's stamped with Memento black ink, I colored her skin with Copics and the rest of the image is watercolored with Tombow markers. I used MFT Stitched Circle dies to cut her out, the sentiment is from Hero Arts and the papers are from MME- the Notable collection. I used a EK Success punch to round the corners, the flowers were created with Elizabeth Crafts dies and a $1 punch... added a few tiny green gems and there you have it!

Now pop on over to Fantasy Stampers and enter your Mother's Day cards!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!

 I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Catch the Bug- Anything Goes
Digi ChoosdayMum's the Word
FHL-Throwback Thursday- ATG: use a retired or old stamp (my stamps is retired)
Just Inspirational  Mother's Day
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty- One for the Girls
Scrap & CraftMothers Day
Scrapy Land- Anything Goes + dies in store (Elizabeth Crafts Flower die 2)
Simon Says Stamp- Special Lady/Girly
The Artistic Stamper- (rubber Stamping) Spring is Coming

Friday, March 6, 2015

Beautiful Babies

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is... B for Beautiful Babies!
For my DT card I chose this adorable baby in bed image from Handmade Harbour... it's colored with Copics and the sentiment is a $1 stamp from Michaels. I used a chain ef for the pale yellow background and a MFT die for the fishtail flag. The papers are from Recollections & Doodle Bug Design and I used punches for the flowers and to round the corners... to finish it up I added my hand dyed seam binding and tiny pink gems.

 For more inspiration be sure to stop by the challenge blog and take a look at the DT beautiful creations!

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
ABC- (C10) E is for Exceptionally Cute
Aud SentimentsBingo (2 papers, flowers & die cut)
Craft for the CraicBingo (flowers, sentiment & image)
Craft-Dee BowZ- Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Crafting from the HeartAlways Anything Goes
Creative Ladybirds- Anything Goes
 Inky Chicks- Flowers 
MarkerPOP- Bright Colors- must use Copics
Perfectly RusticsLittle Boy or Girl
Southern Girls- Get Your Girly On

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Enamel Dots

Good morning everyone! 

Today is the start of a new challenge at House of Cards and this month we would like to see Enamel Dots on your creations! 

I have three cards to show you today and they feature images from C.C. Designs the 'Kisses and Hugs' stamp set. They're stamped with Memento black ink, colored with Copics and I used several Stitched Rounded Rectangle dies from MFT to cut everything out. The sentiment on this card was computer generated...
and the 'Some bunny' sentiment on the next two cards came with the stamp set. The enamel dots are from Recollections, I used a EK Success punch to round the corners and to finish them up I added a couple of punched hearts :)  
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 because Lilian has a fabulous Faux Enamel Dots tutorial to
share with you!

Enjoy your day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafter's Cafe- Lots of Layers
Crafty CatzUse Your Dies/ Punches
Crafty Creations- White Plus One (Yellow & Pink cards)
DRS DesignsAll Ears (include ears)
FHL-Throwback Thursday- ATG: use a retired or old stamp (my stamp set is from 2009)
Meljens DesignsSeeing Spots (Yellow & pink cards)
Penny's Paper-CraftyLots of Layers
Send a Smile 4 Kids- Punches/ Die cuts
Simon Says StampAnything Goes

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Sharp Dressed Rabbit

Hello everyone!

Just a quick post today to show you a very bright spring card! :)  
This adorable little rabbit is from Handmade Harbour... he's colored with Copics and Prisma pencils. The background is embossed with the CB Fleur De Lis folder and the paper is from Cosmo Cricket. The Pierced Ovals dies are from MFT and I used a Impression Obsession die for the tiny tulips... added a small hemp bow and there you have it!

Well, that's all for now... thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your day!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps- Embossing: Dry Heat
Cut it UpExotic Animals- no cats or dogs
DoubleClick SkittlesUse Any Animal
Get CreativeEmbossing
Monday MorningSpring
Ooh La La CreationsAdd Something Green
That Craft Place- Film Inspired: Harvey (Starring James Stewart)
PDE Linky Party- Animals
QKR Stampede– Critters
Send a Smile 4 Kids- punches and/or die cuts
 Simon Says Stamp Monday- No Rules- anything goes
We Do Doobadoo- Spring/Greens