Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Kaleidoscope Shrink Plastic Earrings...

Good morning everyone!

Today starts a new challenge at Back to Basics and Beyond and this time we would like you to create a card or project with Shrink Plastic

I've only used shrink plastic one other time so I wasn't sure what I was going to do but after looking online I decided to make a pair of fun earrings! I cut a couple of circles out of the plastic, punched a small hole in each for the jump ring and then stamped them with the awesome Kaleidoscope background stamp from Simon Says Stamp. 
I also made a card with the same background stamp... the painted 'thanks' die is from Simon Says Stamp and the Fishtail banner is from My Favorite Things. 
Here's a close up of the earrings... I haven't  made any jewelry in such a long time and felt a bit rusty especially with the wire wrapping but I think overall they turned out pretty cute! 

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the teams beautiful creations!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Altered Eclectics- Anything Goes (just my earrings)
Crafty Catz- Anything goes with opitional twist: Female
Love to Craft- Anything Goes
Moving along with the Times- Black and White Only
Penny Black and More- Feminine with Anything Goes option (2nd entry)
Polkadoodles- (C10) Anything Goes 

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Cheers

Hello everyone! 

A new challenge starts today at Cardz 4 Galz and this time we have a recipe for you to follow: 1 focal point, 1 sentiment, 2 patterned papers and 3 embellishments. 
I made a birthday card and it features a fabulous image from Bugaboo Stamps and it's colored with Copics. I used Pink and Main dies for the stitched rounded rectangles and Cuttlebug dies for the asterisk flowers. All of the edges were distressed and to finish it up I added some sequins.

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:
Always Fun- Female or Mom
Aud Sentiments- Feminine Plus a sentiment
Catch the Bug- May Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T.Birthday
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned PaperAnything Goes with Patterned Paper
Crafty Cardmakers- 3-2-1 (3- asterisk flowers, 2 patterned papers & 1- image)
Moo-Mania & More- Just One Word
Pile It On- (May) Beverage

Monday, May 6, 2019

You're Beautiful...

Good morning everyone and happy Monday!

I wanted to pop in today to share the Mother's Day card that I made for my mom! 
It features a beautiful butterfly from Tim Holtz, Distress Oxide inks and sprays, a few stencils and other items... I've listed all of the supplies below :) I had so much fun making this card and I love how it turned out! The butterfly and label sentiments just 'pop' against the colorful background... I know my mom is going to love it too!

Well, that's it for now- Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment... they always make my day. I'll see you soon!

Challenges I would like to enter:
A Inky Mess- Anything mixed media goes
C.R.A.F.T.- Distress Your Project 
Crafty Calendar- Distress It
Creative Artiste- Anything Mixed Media Goes
Mix It Up- Anything Goes + optional twist Mixed Media
More Mixed Media- Anything Goes/Optional Pink
Penny Black and MoreFeminine with Anything Goes option
Stamping SensationsIn an English Country Garden
Try It On Tuesday- Things with Wings
We Love 2 Create- Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes

Supplies used:
Stamps- Tim Holtz butterfly, Mama Elephant sentiments and Simon Says Stamp Scribble Flowers (background circles)
Stencils- Tim Holtz burlap & American Crafts circles 
Distress Oxide inks & sprays- Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry & Abandoned Coral
Dies- Avery Elle stitched rectangle, My Favorite Things letter dies and coordinating butterfly die
Other- Strathmore Mixed Media paper, Nuvo Glimmer Paste, VersaFine Black ink and clear embossing powder 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Just for you mom...

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new challenge at Back to Basics and Beyond and this time we want to see your Gate Fold Cards.

For my card I use a very old and loved rubber stamp from Lili of the Valley :) It's stamped with MFT black licorice ink and colored with Copics. I added some dots around the scallop with a white Posca pen and the paper is from Making Memories. 
Here's a peak of the inside- I used a Avery Elle die for the stitched rectangle and the sentiments are from Hero Arts.
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 and for all of the comments you leave!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
A Gem of a Challenge- Anything Goes
Allsorts- Mothers Day/Feminine
Dare 2B Artzy- Animals
Di's Digis Designs- Spring Flowers
Papercraft- For Women/Girls
Retro Rubber- Anything Goes (my stamp is 6 years old)
Watercooler Wednesday- (C8) Feminine: anything goes

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Surprise!

Good morning everyone!

A new challenge starts today at Cardz 4 Galz and this time we would like to see Ribbon or Lace on your cards...
For my DT card I decided to make a 5x7 birthday card for my sweet Mother-in-law! It features gorgeous papers and cardstock stickers from the 'Party' collection kit from Authentique. I created the flowers with Simon Says Stamps Hydrangea Petals Dies and My Favorite Things circle dies. I added Antique Linen distress ink to all of the edges and the cream lace is from my stash. 

Well that's it for today... 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:
Aud Sentiments- Use Happy Birthday Sentiment
C.R.A.F.T.- Distress Your Project
Crafty Creations- Always Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper- Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
CuteNCrafty- Anythings Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies- Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday- Anything Goes
Unicorn- Spots and/or Stripes

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Somebunny Loves You

Hello everyone, Happy Saturday!

I wanted to pop in today and share a Easter card with you...
It features the adorable Tulip Bunny image from Bugaboo Stamps... it's colored with Copics and the sentiment is computer generated. I used My Favorite Things dies for the stitched flowers, pierced rectangle and fishtail flag. I used a Lawn Fawn die for the Zig Zag rectangle, a Sizzix/Tim Holtz die for the double stitched rectangle and a Simon Says Stamp die for the stitched square. The little bunny in the corner was cut with a Poppy Stamps die and the heart paper is from My Favorite Things. 

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Allsorts- Blossoms/Butterflies/Bugs
Catch the Bug- Bingo (down the middle) sentiment, players choice: Bugaboo image & stitching (stitched dies) 
Crafty Catz- Anything Goes w/optional twist: All Creatures Great and Small
Crafty Gals Corner- Easter
My Time to Craft- Spring Flowers
Polkadoodles- Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday- Spring Mood Board (brown bunny inspiration)
The Crafter's Cafe- Easter and/or Floral
The Dream Factory- The Bunny School/Easter

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Colorful Scribble Flowers

Good morning everyone!

Today starts a new challenge at Back to Basics and Beyond and this time we would like you to create a card/project using a spray
For the base of my card- I laid my Tim Holtz Latticework stencil over a piece of mixed media paper and sprayed it with Tim Holtz Resist Spray. Once dry I sprayed it with Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade sprays. For the flowers- I sponged Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade and Peeled Paint Distress inks onto scraps of mixed media paper, stamped the fabulous Scribble Flowers from Simon Says stamp and cut them out with the coordinating dies. The sentiments are from Mama Elephant, stamped with VersaFine ink and heat embossed. I had so much fun making this card and I really like how colorful it turned out... it's going to be perfect for one of my nieces!

 Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the teams beautiful 'Spray' creations!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Creative Artiste- Anything Mixed Media Goes
Mod Squad- Use a Stencil
Penny Black and More- Springtime 
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Beautiful Blooms
Stamping Sensations- April Showers bring May Flowers
Try It On TuesdaySpringtime 
We Love 2 Create- Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes

Thursday, April 11, 2019

You're the best!

Good morning everyone!

A new challenge starts today over at Cardz 4 Galz and the theme is Pretty Papers so we would like you to use 2 or more pattern papers. 
My card features a cute Riley image... it's stamped with black licorice ink onto cream cardstock and colored with Copics. I used 4 different pattern papers from My Minds Eye and the sentiment is from Wplus9. I used a Simon Says Stamp die for the large stitched rectangle and My Favorite Things dies for the flowers, stitched circle and fishtail flag. To finish it up I added gold sequins and twine with a tiny punched heart.

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 creations.

 Thanks so much for stopping by... your comments always make my day!
Tammy :)

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
Addicted to Stamps- Lots of Layers (stamps or papers)
Addicted to Stamps and More- (C10Anything Goes
Creative Moments- Anything Goes optional Spring/Easter
Daisy Chain- Make it Feminine
Fabrika Fantasy- Flowers
Penny Black and More- Springtime
Through The Craft Room DoorAlways Anything Goes