Thursday, July 31, 2014

True Love

Good morning everyone!
 It's time for a new challenge at Moving Along With The Times!
This week it's Hazel's turn to host the challenge and she has provided us with a fabulous sketch to work with! 

I made an Anniversary card featuring the adorable Drinky Paws image from Di's 
Digital Stamps!
It's colored with Copics and the sentiment is from My Craft Spot. All four designer papers are from K&Company... I think this is the first time I've used four DP on one card :) The light green pearls are from my stash.

 Our challenge will run for 2 weeks... so plenty of time to play along and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the DT gorgeous creations!

That's all for now... thanks so much for stopping by!

Challenges I would like to enter:
City Crafter- Animal Magic
Cutie PieLove and Marriage
Deep Ocean- Summer Colours
Hanna & FriendsAnimals
Love to Create- Summer Lovin' 
My Heart Pieces- Wedding or Anniversary
PDE Linky Party- 3 or More Patterened Papers

Friday, July 25, 2014

Riley with Flowers

Happy Friday everyone! 
Today I wanted to share a couple of Riley and Company cards that I made... 
The images are stamped with Memento black ink and colored with Copics. The card on the left was embossed with the CB Houndstooth folder, I used a CB die for the flowers and the circle sentiment & ticket are from Whimsy Stamps. On the right... I used the Rose Creations nesties for the flowers and stamped the corners with VersaMark using a Studio G stamp. Vintage Photo ink was used for the distressing, the papers are from K&Company & EK Success and I added pearls to finish them up.

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
ABC- (C10P is for Pearls
Cards in EnvyHappy Birthday to You Challenge!
Eureka StampsMonochrome
Fab 'n' Funky- Animals
Inky Chicks- Happy Birthday
Mema's- Make it a Duet: 2 colors (browns & cream)
Sassy Studio Designs- It's All the Same...monochromatic projects
StempelsonnenAnything Goes
Through the Purple Haze- Distress those makes!
Tuesday ThrowdownHandmade Flowers

Monday, July 21, 2014

Add a Bow

Good morning everyone!

We have a NEW format over at House of cards... we're now a monthly challenge with style teams posting inspiration weekly! This week the Cute & Fun team get to show off their creations and our challenge theme is... Add a Bow!   
For my DT card I used the fun Bubble Bath Bunny image from Meljen's Designs!  It's colored with Copics, the sentiment is from Stampendous and the papers are from Echo Park.  I used a QuicKuts die for the corner and a MS punch to create the flowers... added my sheer bow and a few dew drops and it's done! 

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

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
A Gem of a Challenge- Spots AND Stripes
Catch the Bug- Bingo (Circles, Stripes & use red, white or blue)
Crafting from the Heart- Always Anything Goes
Creative CornerLove of Ribbon
Fairy Tale- Use a Digital Stamp Image
Inkspirational- Splash
Lacy Sunshine- Flowers
MarkerPOP- (C10) Blues using Copids
Scrapbooker PhD(C10) Go Digital + Optional Animal
Simon Says StampSpots and Dots

Friday, July 18, 2014

Sprinkled with Fairy Dust

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is... L for Lace
My card features an adorable image from Nellie Snellen... It's stamped with Memento Black ink and colored with Copics. The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps and the background paper is from Recollection. For my "Lace" I added a doily and used my new MFT Dainty Lace Border die. I used Peacock Feathers Distress ink for the distressing and to finish it up I added fairy dust (Glamour dust) to her wings and the flower petals! :)

Our challenge will run for 2 weeks... so I hope you can play along and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the DT fabulous creations!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
A & T Emerald Faeries- Hip Hip Hooray ~ Birthday
Crafter's Cafe- Birthday
Creatalicious- Monochrome
Fussy and Fancy- It's all about Girls
Left of Center- Monochrome  
MilkCoffeeBirthday 
Scrappers' Delights- Anything goes/Cute and Girly
Sisterhood of CraftersBirthday
STAMPlorationsStamps & Glitter
Tok Bobok- Monochrome

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Birthday Mice

Good morning everyone! 

I wanted to pop in today and share a Birthday card that I made... 
My card features an image from the Penny Black "Critter Party" stamp set... I've had this stamp set for ages and never got around to inking up this adorable image... now, I'm happy I did because it was so fun to work with! :)

It's stamped with Memento Black ink and colored with Copics, the ticket/die cut is from Whimsy Stamps and the papers are from Simple Stories. I used a MFT die for the button, a Penny Black die for the Heart Stings and EK Success punch for the photo corners. Vintage Photo ink was used for the distressing and the hand dyed seam binding and doily are from my stash.

Well, that's it for today- thanks so much for stopping by... I'll see you Friday!

Challenges I would like to enter:
A Gem of a Challenge- Any Animal
Craft-Dee BowZAnything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Fan-Tastic TuesdayAnything Goes
Great ImpressionsAnimal Friends
Just Inspirational– Shabby Chic
My Sheri CraftsFood, Food and more Food
Penny Black and More- Dies and Punches (#2 entry)
Penny Black Saturday- Buttons and Bows
The Paper Nest DollsAlways Anything Goes
We Do Doobadoo- Spotty and Dotty

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

FABULOUS...

Good morning everyone!

Just a quick post today to show you a card that I made with my new Art Impressions
"Beach Babes" stamp set. Michaels is now carrying a few of the Ai stamps... which is awesome because you can use a 40% off coupon! :)
This fun image is stamped with Memento Black ink and colored with Copics, the sentiment is included in the set. The papers are from Sandy Lion & Recollections and the circle in the corner was cut with QuicKutz dies. I used an EK Success punch to round the corners and a Fiskars punch for the daisies... added a few light teal sequins and it's done!
  
That's it for today... thanks so much for stopping by!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Catch The Bug- Anything Goes
Color Me CreativeFriends
Come and Get ItCool Things for Summer
Di's Digis DesignsSummer Fun
Penny Black and More– Dies and Punches
Penny's Paper-Crafty- Anything Goes
Pile It On- Add some flowers
The CrazyMy Summer Vacation

Friday, July 4, 2014

Flying by...

Good morning everyone!

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is K for Kites!
My card features an adorable image by Doodle Dragon Studios... It's colored with Copics and I printed an extra kite so I could pop it up with foam tape... I also lightly sponged in a few clouds. The sentiment is computer generated and the papers are from American Crafts & Jillibean Soup. The fishtail flag was cut with a MFT die and for the corner I used a QuicKuts die. I paper pierced around the oval and to finish it up I added a gingham bow.

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

 Thanks so much for stopping by today and to all of my US friends...
Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July!!

Challenges I would like to enter:
CCEE Stampers- Red, White and Blue
Crafty CreationsThings with wings
Fresh Brewed Designs- In the Sky 
Party Time Tuesdays- Red White & Blue
Shopping Our Stash- Red White & Blue
The Crafter's Cafe- Red, White & Blue

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Challenge + My blog hop winner!

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new challenge at Moving Along With The Times!
This week it's Janice's turn to host the challenge and she chose the fabulous theme...
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!
My card features the fun Dottie Celebrate image from Bugaboo Stamps! It's colored with Copics, the paper is from KI Memories and the sentiment is from Studio g. I used Crushed Olive ink for the distressing and the paper flowers and dew drops are from my stash.

I hope you can join us and be sure to stop by the challenge blog and check out the gorgeous inspiration from the DT and to see the awesome prize that's up for grabs this week!

Challenges I would like to enter:
4 Krafty GirlzAnything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More- Make Your Mark (Copics/distress ink)
Bearly Mine- Let's go digital
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper– Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Sisters of Craft- Anything Goes
Southern Girls- Spin me Around- all things round (circles in dp & dew drop)
The Corrosive- Color me Happy/fav. coloring medium (Copics)

NOW... it's time to announce my candy winner from the MAWTT Birthday blog hop... thanks to everyone who participated in the hop and for all the wonderful comments
I received!

The lucky winner is #17- Alicia @ Golden Goddess Designs! Congratulations Alicia! Please email me at tamarndt@aol.com with your address so I can pop your goodies in the mail!

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

Thursday, June 26, 2014

MAWTT Birthday Blog Hop!

Good Morning everyone! 
It's Moving Along With The Times 5th Birthday!! WooHoo! So, to celebrate we are having a Birthday Blog Hop!  

If you've arrived from the blog of the talented Laurie then you are in the right place... if not, pop on over to MAWTT because you don't want to miss anything along the way! 

Today's challenge is of course a Birthday theme challenge but you can also go with Buttons and Buntings... make sure to use a least one of these on 
your creation.

For my card I used the super sweet Birthday Girl image from Bugaboo Stamps... just one of our many sponsor... Rick St DennisOh La La Creations, Aurora WingsSir StampalotLacey SunshineHobby HouseScrappers DelightThe Stamping Chef and The Paper Nest Dolls are also offering fabulous prizes!! :) 

My image is colored with Copics, the sentiment is Hero Arts and the papers are from Cosmo Cricket & Recollections. I used my new Penny Black Heart String die and the flower buttons are from my stash.  
 
Along with all of the awesome sponsor prizes, I have a little Birthday Candy up for grabs too! 
It includes:
La-La Land Crafts- Angel Marci Rubber Stamp
My Mind's Eye- My Girl paper pad (24 Sheets)
yellow, pink & green hand-dyed seam binding (a generous yard in each color)  

To be eligible for the Prizes you must:
 Visit all the blogs and collect a letter from each... (my letter is... T) then email Hazel at didosdesigns@yahoo.com with the word you have made with Blog Hop Word in the Subject Line. You must send the word to us to be in with a chance of winning!!

I will announce my candy winner on the 03 July-  when a new MAWTT challenge startsso make sure you leave a comment!

Now it's time to hop on over to Susan's blog to see what wonderful creation she has in store for you!

Have fun hopping and thanks so much for stopping by!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Catch the Bug- Bingo- Squares (my dp has faux stitched squares) Hot Pink and 3+layers 
Craft Your PassionBold, Beautiful, Bright Colors
Creatalicious- Happy Birthday!
Cutie PieCute Girls

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Celebrate with Us!!

We are having a BIG Birthday Celebration!!
Please join us on the 26th of June!! :)  

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Beside the Seaside

Good morning everyone!
It's time for a new challenge at Moving Along With The Times!
This week it's Claire's turn to host the challenge and she chose the fabulous theme...
I do like to be Beside the Seaside...
For my DT card I used an adorable stamp from Riley and Company... It's stamped with Memento Black ink and colored with Copics.  The sentiment is computer generated, the papers are from The Paper Studio and BasicGrey. I cut the palm tree with a QuicKutz die, I used a CB die for the fish and the corner was cut with a Spellbinder Gold corner die... I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink for the distressing.

That's all for now... thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the challenge blog to see the gorgeous creations by the other team members!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Cards in EnvyFun in the Sun
Catch The BugSummertime
Craft Room- Sun Sand & Surf
Crafter's Cafe- Distress It
Doodle Pantry- Make it Manly
Fan-Tastic TuesdaySummer At The Beach
Fantasy Stampers– For The Boys
Ladybug Crafts- Something for the boys and/or use your dies
Melonheadz FriendsSummer Fun
Opus Gluei- Animals
Sentimental Sundays- Animals

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Yellow Anniversary Bugs

Good afternoon everyone!

I have a very bright, summery Anniversary card to share with you... it's for my
wonderful In-laws! 
This adorable image is from Wee Stamps... it's stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics and I added a bit of shading with Prisma pencils. The sentiment is from Hero Arts and the circle sentiment is from Jaded Blossom. The paper is from Cosmo Cricket, I embossed the bg with the CB Mesh folder and distressed with Mustard Seed Distress Ink. To finish it up I added sequins and paper flowers covered with Stardust Stickles.

After coloring this image I wasn't sure if I liked the yellow bugs, I almost tossed it in the trash... Oh, I'm so glad I didn't because I really like the way this card turned out! :)

That's all for now... thanks so much for stopping by!

Challenges I would like to enter:
7 Kids College Fund- Anything goes w/opt. embossing
Addicted to Stamps- Outdoors
Bunny Zoe's CraftsLayers
Crafty Creations- Tic Tac Toe (flowers, embossing & die cut)
Creative MomentsAnything goes/monochromatic
Digistamps 4 Joy- Flowers
Dragonfly Dreams- Things with Wings
Path of PositivityHappiness
Penny's Paper-Crafty- Anything Goes
Ruby's Rainbow- Flora & Fauna
 Whimsy Inspiration- Tic-Tac-Toe (summer, die cut & sentiment) 

Friday, June 6, 2014

Inspiration Board

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today it's my turn to choose the theme. We are up to the letter I so I chose... I for Inspiration Board. You can interpret the inspiration board anyway you want :)  Wedding, flowers, cake, colors... etc! 
I love this Yellow & Grey color combo, so I have two cards to share with you today!
 
On my first card I used two Penny Black images and a sentiment from the "Homemade" stamp set... isn't that little mouse adorable?!
Materials: Copics, Prisma pencils, Papers- Studio g & Fancy Pants,  MS Crafter's Clay & MS Garden Mold (flower), Mustard Seed Distress Ink and hand dyed seam binding
Challenges for this card:
7 Kids College FundAnything goes
Crafty Little Fairies- (June) Spots and Stripes
Penny's Paper-CraftyBears or Mice
Shopping Our Stash- Critters
Stempelsonnen- (C10) Fresh Fruit
The Cupboard TrilogyUse Yellow
Word Art Wednesday- Anything Goes

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My second card features a beautiful digital image from Tiddly Inks!
Materials: Copics, sentiment- C.C. Designs, Fiskars corner punch, MS Crafter's Clay & MS Garden Mold (flower), Stardust Stickles and a handmade paper fan flower

Challenges for this card:
TIME OUT- Summer with optional twist flowers
Little Red Wagon- Food for Thought
The Crafting CafeLove and Marriage
Tiddly InksPastels

Our challenge will run for 2 weeks... so plenty of time to play along and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the DT gorgeous creations!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, June 5, 2014

For Daddy!

Good morning everyone!

 It's time for a new challenge at Moving Along With The Times and this week we would like to see your Father's Day creations! 
I decided to make a card that Quinn & Maddie (our fur babies) can give to their Daddy for Father's Day!  It features a super sweet pre-colored image from Lili of the Valley! I love this image... the little dog looks a bit like our Quinn! :)
The sentiment is from Hero Arts, the papers are from American Crafts and BasicGrey. I used a EK Success punch for the paw print and the red gems are from my stash.

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

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Animal Friends- (C10) Hobby (bike riding)
Aud Sentiments- Any Sentiment for a Guy
Cardz 4 Guyz- Father's Day/The Man In Your Life
C.R.A.F.T- Father's Day/Male
Fab 'n' Funky- Father's Day/Special man
Incy Wincy DesignsSomething for the Men in Your Life
Lili of the Valley- (June) Male or Sporty
One Stitch At A Time- Boy'ish'
Simon Says Stamp - Father's Day/Masculine
 The Crafter's Cafe- Masculine

Monday, June 2, 2014

HOC Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the House of Cards end of the term Blog Hop! If you've arrived here from Emily's blog then you are in the right place.  If not, pop on over to the House of Cards challenge blog because you don't want to miss anything along the way! We've got some fabulous sponsors that are providing prizes, so make sure to leave comments at each stop for a chance to win!
This hop will run from June 2nd until June 15th and ANY CARD STYLE is welcome and we have a beautiful photo inspiration for you to work with! 
I made two cards for our hop... both cards feature images from Stitchy Bear Stamps and all of my gorgeous printable papers are from Eclectic Anthology...Just two of our sponsors!  Inspired By Stamping, Paper Sweeties and STAMPlorations are also offering wonderful prizes!! :o)
On my first card I used the sweet Daisy image and 3 papers from the
Sublime Lime collection...
Other Materials: Copics, Prisma pencils, Hero Arts- Sentiment, MFT- Fishtail flags, CB- Flower die, EK Success corner punch & yellow brad
and on my second card I used the fun Roots image and my paper is from the same Sublime Lime collection.
Other Materials: Copics, Prisma pencils, Spellbinders Inspire Celebration die (sentiment), MS Crafter's Clay & MS Garden Mold (butterflies), Mustard Seed Distress Ink & Rock Candy Distress Stickles

Now... hop on over to Vannessa's blog! AND don't forget to link up a project after completing the hop for an extra chance to win a mystery prize from one of our sponsors!

Have fun hopping and thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Kylee's Birthday Card

Hello everyone and Happy Wednesday!

I'm back with a quick post to share a birthday card that I made for one of my nieces... she turns 11 in a couple of days!    
This little cutie is an image that I won from Bugaboo Stamps during their birthday bash... isn't it adorable?! Perfect for my niece's birthday card! :) She's colored with Copics, the ticket/die cut is from Whimsy Stamps and I cut the numbers out with the Sizzix/Tim Holtz Typeset die. The papers are from American Crafts, Making Memories & Recollections... added 3 tiny punched hearts and it's done!

That's it for today... thanks so much for stopping by!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Come and Get ItLots of Layers
Crafting from the Heart- Always Anything Goes
Digi ChoosdaySpots & Stripes

Digistamps 4 Joy- Girly/Feminine 
Lexi's CreationsHappy Birthday
Simon Says Stamp- Anything goes
Stampin' for the Weekend- For the Girls 
Stella Says Sketch- Sketch #210
The Squirrel & The Fox- Let's hear it for the Girls
Through The Craft Room Door- Always Anything Goes

Saturday, May 24, 2014

OWH Memorial Day Blog Hop 2014

Hello and welcome to my blog... I'm so happy to be one of the stops on the 
Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop!

The theme this year is to make a red, white & blue card based on a OWH sketch. I love to work with red, white & blue, so I have two cards to share with you today! :o)
On my first card I used OWH Sketch #134 and the Love- Bike Ride image from 
Bugaboo Stamps.
Materials: Copics, Pebbles Americana-paper, Spellbinders Inspire Celebration die (sentiment), MFT heart die, CB Mesh EF, EK Success corner punch, Glossy Accents & gems  
On my second card I used OWH Sketch #153 and another image from Bugaboo Stamps. Isn't this Beach Ball Crab adorable?!
Materials: Copics, Sentiment- computer generated, Pebbles Americana- paper, QuicKutz Palm tree die, $1 sea shell punch, CB Tiny Bubbles EF, Sequins & Glossy Accents 

That's it for now... click on the banner at the top of this post to continue to hop. Have a happy & safe Memorial Day weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Art Impressions Stamps- OWH Cards
DelightfulRed, white and blue
OWH ODBD- (May) Embossing
Sassy Studio Designs- Color it Patriotic