Thursday, January 17, 2019

Hugs...

Good morning everyone!

Today starts a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz and this time we would like to see a dimensional element on your card. 

To start- I stamped a piece of peach colored kraft cardstock with My Favorite Things Make Your Mark background stamp and VersaMark ink. I love this assorted kraft colored paper pack from Hobby Lobby because a few of the colors are so light you can really see all of the tiny fibers in them like you do in my card! 
 Anyway... All MFT images were stamped with black licorice ink, colored with Copics and then cut out with the coordinating dies. I stamped the flower twice so I could pop-up the center portion with foam tape along with the butterflies and I cut the Simon Says Stamp sentiment three times so I could layer it. You can see the dimension better in the picture below and the rest of the supplies used for this card are listed at the bottom of this post :)  
Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to see the gorgeous creations by the other team members!

Challenges I would like to enter:
a2z Scrapbooking- Anything Goes
Artistic Stampers- Anything Goes
CuteNCrafty- Anything Goes
Digistamps4Joy- Anything Goes with Option 4 Seasons (Spring)
Fashionable Stamping- Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers- Always Anything Goes with Dies
Pammie's Inky Pinkies- Anything Goes
Southern Girls- (C10) Anything Goes
The Happy Craft- Always Anything Goes

Supplies used:
MFT- Doodle Blooms & Spring Time Critters stamp & die sets, Make Your Mark background stamp
Peek-a-boo window die, Sun die & Pinstripes paper
Simon Says Stamp- Stitched rectangle & Painted 'hugs' sentiment die
VersaMark ink, MFT black licorice hybrid ink, Copics & foam tape

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Go Wild!

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new challenge at Back to Basics and Beyond and this time we want to see your shaped cards :)

I have a couple of birthday cards to share with you today and they feature my new 'Lift me Up' stamp set from Reverse Confetti... it's such a fun stamp set and I think the giraffes are so cute! The images are stamped with MFT Black Licorice ink, colored with Copics and cut with the coordinating dies. 
On my round girly card I used My Favorite Things stitched & pierced circle dies and Lawn Fawn grassy border die. The papers are from Doodlebug Design and Darice.
And on my tag card I used My Favorite Things stitched & circle dies, a fishtail flag die and Blueprints 9 dies to create the tag. The circle was embossed with a mesh folder and the adorable paper is from Doodlebug Design. 
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:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
Dragonfly Journeys- Shiny & New (new stamp set)
Pile It On- Land Animals
Try It On Tuesday- Something Old... Something New (new stamp set)
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Use Something New (new stamp set)
Watercooler Wednesday- (C8) Occasions

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Cocktails Anyone?

Good morning everyone!

A new challenge starts today over at Cardz 4 Galz and the theme is New Year- New Stash...so we would like you to use your new crafting goodies!

I have two cards to share with you today and they feature a couple of my new stamp sets... Cocktails Blueprints by Tim Holtz and Spirited by My Favorite Things! 
The backgrounds were created with Tim Holtz Distress and Oxide inks and the water droplets stamp from Deep Red Stamps. The images were stamped twice so I could watercolor the second image, cut it out and apply it directly over the image on the inky background. Both panels were cut out with a Avery Elle wonky stitch die.
 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 :)

Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafting By Designs- Anything Goes
Dragonfly Journeys- Shinny & New (new stamp sets)
Little Red Wagon- Hey, Newbie! (new stamp sets)
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Party Time
Simon Says Wednesday- Something New (new stamp sets)
Double D- On the Menu/Photo inspiration: 

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year!

Good morning everyone and Happy New Year!

I have a card I wanted to share with you that I made for my wonderful In-laws! It features beautiful papers from Graphic 45 Children's Hour collection. 
I added Faded Jeans distress ink to the edges, cut the '2019' with a Tim Holtz die, used a EK Success punch for the corners and to finish it up I added sequins. I love the month of January in this collection with all of the different shades blues and I love how fast and easy this card came together! :) 

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
A Gem of a Challenge- Anything Goes 
Always Fun- Something New: New Year
Fussy and Fancy- Christmas/New Year
My Time to Craft- Something New: New Year
The Creative Crafters- Anything Goes 
Through The Craft Room Door- Always Anything Goes

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Reindeer Games...

Good morning everyone!

I wanted to pop in today and share my last Christmas card of the year... I made several cards similar to this one for all of my dog-loving family members and friends! :)
It features a sweet puppy image from Bugaboo Stamps and the papers are from Carta Bella. I used My Favorite Things dies for the rounded stitch rectangle, pierced fishtail flags and pierced rectangle. The floral background panel was cut with an Avery Elle stitched die and to finish it up I added some red sequins.

And since I won't post again until after Christmas I wanted to show you the little gift card holders/bags that I made for my nieces!
I cut the bags out of kraft cardstock using a Lawn Fawn die... the papers, ephemera and mini tags are from Pebbles- the Merry Merry collection. The 'joy' die cut is from MFT, the confetti/sequins and twine are from my stash and there you have it... three quick and easy gift bags!

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter (my card & deer gift box)
Die Cuttin' Divas- Happy Holidays
Dragonfly Journeys- Handmade Holiday Magic
Little Red Wagon- All things Christmas
Merry Little ChristmasAnything Goes
Mod SquadChristmas/Winter + use a die
Moving along with the TimesAnything But A Card (gift boxes)
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Stitch it Up (my card)
Use Your Stuff- Christmas/Holidays

Thanks so much for stopping by and for the comments you leave!

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!
Hugs, Tammy

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

A Festive Resist...

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 Resist Technique! What a fun challenge and there are so many possibilities! 
For my card- I applied Tim Holtz 'Crazing' Collage Medium through the Tim Holtz Festive stencil using a palette knife. Once dry I sponged Mermaid Lagoon Oxide ink over the entire panel and then flicked some water on it. Then I remove some of the ink from the embossed areas with a baby wipe so you see the crackle effect better! I cut the sentiment and dotted rectangle out of white glitter cardstock and to finish it up I added sequins.

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:
A Inky Mess- Anything mixed media goes
Cards in Envy- The Spirit of Christmas 
Creatalicious- Anything Goes + Option: Stencil
Creative Artiste- Anything Mixed Media Goes
Happy Little Stampers- Always Anything Goes with Dies
Mix It Up- Anything Goes + optional twist of No Stamping
Shopping Our Stash- Tis The Season
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Warm Winter Wishes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday- Christmas

Supplies used:
Dies: double Stitched rectangle & sentiment-Tim Holtz, dotted rectangle- Sizzix
Tim Holtz- Crazing Collage Medium & Festive stencil
Misc: Cuttlebug, baby wipes, sequins & Matte Multi Medium

Thursday, December 6, 2018

There's snow-one else like you!

Good morning everyone!

 Today starts a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz and this time the theme is... 
Non-Traditional Christmas Colors! One of my favorite themes! :)
 My card features the adorable Frozen Fellowship stamp from Newton's Nook! It's colored with Copics and the sentiment was stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with white powder. I used a Lawn Fawn die for the Zig Zag rectangle, a Sizzix/Tim Holtz die for the double stitched rectangle, a MFT die for the small stitched rectangle and to finish it up I added highlights/detailing with a white Posca pen.

I hope you can join us and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog for more inspiration. 

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
ABC Christmas- Y for Your Favorite Thing: non-traditional Christmas colors and I used Z for Zero embellishments
Cute N' Crafty ChristmasAnything Christmas
Cute Card Thursday- Anything Goes
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday- Snowflakes, Snowmen or Winter
Happy Little Stampers Christmas- Anything Goes + option: Snow
Scrapy Land- Always Anything Goes with Die Brand SL sells (Sizzix/Tim Holtz & Lawn Fawn)
Sisterhood of Crafters- Use Stitched Dies
Stinkin' Inkers- Winter Wonderland
The Crafty Addicts- Anything Goes/Christmas

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

A Christmas Kaleidoscope

Good morning everyone!

Today starts a new challenge at Back to Basics and Beyond and the theme is...
Stamping and Coloring on Vellum.
I've never tried this technique before so this card was really fun to make :)
To start... I stamped the gorgeous Simon Says Stamp Kaleidoscope background stamp with VersaMark ink onto a piece of vellum and then heat embossed it with Simon Says Stamp gold ultrafine detailing powder. Then I flipped it over and colored a few areas with Copic Markers. Next I cut it out with a stitch rectangle die, added several tiny dots of Multi Medium Matte to the back, layered it on top of a piece of white cardstock so the embossing and coloring would pop! To finish it up I added a beautiful scripted die cut sentiment from My Favorite Things.

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:
613 Avenue Create- Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Christmas/Winter
Crafting By Designs- Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas- ATG - optional theme: Make Your Own Background
Sparkles Forum Christmas- Embossing - Heat or Dry
The Holly and Ivy Christmas- Anything Christmas Goes
Watercooler Wednesday(C8) All about Holidays

Monday, November 26, 2018

i'm Nuts About Christmas...

Good morning everyone!

 I have a fun card to share with you today that I created with some of my new crafting goodies that I won :) Thank you Vicki!
It features several cute images from the 'Nutty or Nice' stamp set from Lawn Fawn... all of the images were stamped with SSS Intense Black ink, colored with Copics and then I fussy cut them out. I used Avery Elle dies for the stitched rectangle and snowbanks. For the background I blended some Mermaid Lagoon Oxide ink onto mixed media paper and then flicked some water on it to create a snowy affect... to finish it up I added some crystal gems and a little detailing with a white Posca pen. 

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Aud Sentiments-Christmas or Winter Sentiment
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas- ATG- optional theme: Make Your Own Background
International Art & Soul- Funny Christmas
Papercraft Business- Anything Goes + option: Christmas Animals
Penny Black and More- Make Someone Smile
Stamping Sensations- Get Ready for Christmas
Sweet Stampers - Christmas

Thursday, November 22, 2018

A Fall Thank You...

Good morning everyone and Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate today... I hope you have a wonderful time with family and friends!

A new challenge starts today over at Cardz 4 Galz and the theme is Flutter By.
My card features the beautiful Flower Butterfly Vase from Bugaboo Stamps... it's colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. I used Cuttlebug & My Favorite Things dies to create the flowers and the burlap is from my stash. The background paper is from Bo Bunny and all of the edges were distressed. 

I hope you can join us and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog for more inspiration. 

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
A2Z Scrapbooking- Give Thanks
Always Fun- Thank You
Crafty Gals Corner- Fall Colors
Cuttlebug Mania Thanks or Thankful
Die Cuttin' Divas- Thanksgiving or Thanks
Dragonfly Journeys- Thanks & Giving
Pennys Paper-Crafty- Anything Goes

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

New Design Team :)

Good morning everyone!

I'm excited to be posting today... because it's my first card as a new member of the Back to Basics and Beyond Design team :) I'm looking forward to working with such a friendly team and being part of this fun challenge blog! A new challenge/technique will be posted every other Wednesday and this time we would like to see your Easel Cards!

My card features a cute image from Bugaboo stamp, it's colored with Copics and the sentiment is from My Sentiments Exactly. The papers are from Carta Bella- the Have A Merry Christmas collection, I cut the poinsettias with a Elizabeth Craft die and the pearls are from my stash...
and here's a close up of the image!
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 Easel Cards!

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Addicted to Stamps and More- (C10Holiday
Crafty Catz- ATG W/Opitional getting ready for Christmas
Creative Craft Cottage- Christmas is Coming
Cutie Pie- Winter Layers
Daring Cardmakers- Winter Flowers & Foliage
Make My Monday- Winter Foilage
Simply Create Too- More than One Fold

Monday, November 12, 2018

A smiling Scarecrow...

Happy Monday everyone!

Today I have a very colorful and fun Thanksgiving card to share with you!
It features a cute Scarecrow image from Bugaboo Stamps, it's colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp. I used Lawn Fawn dies for the stitched leaves and Zig Zag rectangle. I used MFT dies for the stitched flowers and fishtail flag. The papers are from Bo Bunny- the Apple Cider collection and all of the edges were distressed.

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Brown Sugar- Thankful
Crafty Friends- 2 or More Patterned Papers
Dragonfly Journeys- Thanks & Giving
Eclectic Ellapu- Thanksgiving
Scrapy Land- Anything Goes + dies they carry in store
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Thanks/Thanksgiving
Simon Says Wednesday- Thanks/Thanksgiving
Inkspirational- Photo Inspiration

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Lots of Pumpkins...

Good morning everyone!

Today starts a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz and this time we would like to see Pumpkins on your cards!  

My card features beautiful papers from Graphic 45 Children's Hour collection... this time I used papers from the months of October and November. All of the edges were distressed and to finish it up I added some orange twine and a gem.
Here's a peek of the inside- I stamped the Hero Arts sentiment on cream cardstock, added a strip of DP from the same collection and then cut the rectangle out using a stitched die from Avery Elle. 
 
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 creations!

Challenges I would like to enter:
A2Z Scrapbooking- Give Thanks
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper- Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Frilly and Funkie- (C10) Harvest of Gratitude/Vintage or Shabby Chic
Fussy and Fancy- Giving Thanks
International Art & Soul- Autumn Colors
Pearly Sparkles- Autumnal Colours
Through the purple hazeAnything Fall 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween!

Good morning everyone and Happy Halloween!

 I'm popping in today to share another monster card :o) I created it using the same 'Distress Resist Spray & Stencil' technique that I used in these cards
This time I used The Crafter's Workshop brick wall stencil, Peeled Paint and Brushed Corduroy Distress inks to create the resist background. I used Tim Holtz dies for the monster & sentiment and the bats were cut with a Paper Smooches die. I used Peeled Paint DI and a Darkroom Door mesh stamp for the monster and the green panel was embossed with Taylored Expressions Burlap folder.

  That's all for now... thanks so much for stopping by and for all the comments you leave!

Challenges I would like to enter:
A Inky Mess- Anything Mixed Media Goes
Papercraft Challenges- Inspired By A Song: Monster Mash by Bobby Picket
Shopping Our Stash- Witching Hour (witchy or halloweeny)
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Take Flight (my bats)
Simon Says Wednesday- Anything Goes

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Hocus Pocus

Good morning everyone!

A new challenge starts today over at Cardz 4 Galz and the theme is Let's go Digital... so you need to use a digital image or papers on your project! :) 
My card features a cute little witch from Meljen's Designs... unfortunately her digital images are no longer available to purchase. It's colored with Copics, the sentiment is from Crafty Secrets and all of the edges were distressed. The lime green background was created with the Stampendous Haunting stamp and VersaMark ink and the orange panel was embossed with a Darice folder. I used Tim Holtz dies for the tiny bats, Simon Says Stamp dies for the stitched rectangles and to finish it up I added some purple gems.

I hope you can join us and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog for more inspiration. 

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Colouring in Scrapland- Anything Goes/Optional Halloween
Crafty Gals Corner- Halloween colors
Creative Craft Cottage- Pretty Pinks or Halloween
Die Cuttin' Divas- Halloween + dies
Moving along with the Times- Halloween
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Halloween/Spooky
Simon Says Wednesday- Halloween/Spooky
The Crafty Addicts- Anything Goes/Optional Spook it Up
Try It On Tuesday- Trick or Treat... it's Halloween

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Queen of Snark!

Good morning everyone!

I was so excited to have been crowned the 'Queen of Snark' for my Monsters cards... so the wonderful ladies over at the Sisterhood Of Snarky Stampers challenge blog have invited me to be their guest designer! Thank you! 
The challenge for the the next two weeks is- S is for Skulls...
My card features a cute little Goth Girl from Meljen's Designs (no longer available) and it's colored with Copics. The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions and the fun skull paper is from Doodlebug Design. I created a 'stamped embossed background' with a Darice folder and Black Soot distress ink. I used Nellie's Choice dies for the ovals, a Simon Says Stamp die for the stitched rectangle and to finish it up I added some lime green enamel dots.

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers to join the fun!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafting By Designs- Boo Scare Me
Digi Doodle Studios- Pink for Breast Cancer OR Halloween
Dragonfly Journeys- Happy Halloween
Sparkles Forum- Use only 2 colours - Black & Green
That's Crafty!- Spookalicious

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Yummy Candy Corn!

Good morning everyone!

A new challenge starts today over at Cardz 4 Galz and the theme is... Fancy Folds!
I decided to make a little gift bag and gate fold card and they feature my new Candy Corn stamp set from Newton's Nook! Don't you just love that fun sentiment?!! The candy corns are stamped in MFT Black Licorice ink, colored with Copics and the papers are from Doodlebug Design. I used a Lawn Fawn die for the goodie bag and then created a clear circle window so you could see the yummy candy corns inside :)

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:
Addicted to Stamps and More(C10Holidays
Brown Sugar- Fall/Halloween
Crafty Gals Corner- Fancy Folds 
Die Cuttin' Divas- 3D Projects
Dragonfly Journeys- Happy Halloween
Happy Little Stampers- Always Anything Goes with Dies
Simon Says Wednesday- Anything But a Card
Use Your Stuff- Autumn/Halloween

Other supplies used:
Newton's Nook- Coordinating Candy Corn dies
MFT- circle dies and heart die, Avery Elle- Stitched rectangle die
black sheer ribbon, acetate & yellow Nuvo Crystal Drops

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Quick and Easy Fall Cards...

Good morning everyone!

I wanted to pop in today and share a couple of Fall/Thanksgiving cards...  
They feature images (Journaling Cards) and papers from Echo Park and the sentiment stickers are from Simple Stories. I used Avery Elle dies for the stitched rectangles, MFT dies for the pierced rectangles & fishtail flag and Lawn Fawn dies for the stitched leaves. All of the edges were distressed and the twine is from my stash. And there you have it... a couple of quick and cute fall cards that I'm going to donate to my local Ronald McDonald House! 

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
Animal Friends- Autumn / Halloween
Cardz 4 Guyz- Autumn/ Fall Leaves
Die Cut Diva- Autumn and Halloween
Dies R Us- ATG + dies carried in the store
Moving along with the TimesAutumn/Fall
Papercraft Business Challenge- Anything Goes + option of Halloween / Fall
Sisterhood of Crafters- Fall is in the Air
Sunny Day Crafting- Always add an Animal
Tuesday Throwdown- For A Cause (I will donate these cards to a Ronald McDonald House
Unicorn- Autumn or Halloween

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Meet Wicked and Trouble :)

Good morning everyone!

A new challenge starts today over at Cardz 4 Galz and the theme is What's New? So we would like to see your newest technique or recent purchase.

I have two Halloween cards to share with you today... they feature my new Tim Holtz Silly Monsters and Halloween Word dies and on my first card I finally gave the 'Distress Resist Spray & Stencil' technique a try. I used TH Lattice Work stencil, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed Distress inks and followed this tutorial... she gives great step-by-step instructions on all of her beautiful cards and backgrounds! 
 On my second card I used TH Distress Collage medium- Crazing for the first time and Kaisercraft Bubbly stencil, along with the same distress ink colors as above.   
The monsters were created using a watercolor smooshing technique with a piece of mixed media paper and Spiced Marmalade ink. Once dry- I cut the monsters out and then stamped them randomly with the Water Droplet background stamp from Deep Red Stamps.
And there you have it- a couple of fun Halloween cards using a new technique and lots of new crafty supplies!

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

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Back To Basics- Inky Backgrounds
Creative Artiste- Anything Mixed Media Goes (2nd Entry)
Happy Little Stampers-  Mixed Media- Make it Messy
Happy Little Stampers-  Always Anything Goes with Dies
Shopping Our Stash- Use a Smooshing Technique (on the monsters)
Simon Says Wednesday- Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday- Slap It On- get messy with ink, paints, textures and papers
Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers- (C10) M is for Monsters
Supplies used:
Tim Holtz- Silly Monsters, Halloween Words, stitched rectangles & bats dies
Avery Elle- wonky stitched die, MFT- fishtail flag & corner die
Tim Holtz Distress Resist Spray & Distress Collage medium- Crazing
Tim Holtz- Lattice Work stencil, Kaisercraft- Bubbly stencil
Strathmore Mixed Media paper 
Sequins & small black gems