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
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 

Monday, April 8, 2019

Distressed Masculine card...

Hello everyone and Happy Monday!

I wanted to pop in today and share the birthday card that I made for my Dad...
I used a couple of vintage lighthouse printables from Create with TLC and paired them with Tim Holtz Ephemera pieces, the sentiment is also from Tim Holtz. I used Momenta dies for the ship's wheel and anchor. I added some Tim Holtz Distress Collage medium to the main image for a slight crackle effect and all of the edges were distressed with Walnut Stain ink.

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
A Inky Mess- Anything mixed media goes
A Vintage Journey- Create in a Neutral Tone
Crafty Friends- Happy Birthday
Craft Rocket- For Men/Boys
Creative Artiste- Anything Mixed Media Goes
Moving along with the Times- For A Man

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

1-2-3 Challenge @ Back to Basics and Beyond

Good morning everyone!

Today starts a new challenge at Back to Basics and Beyond and this time we have a recipe for you to follow... 1 image - 2 colors - 3 gems, pearls or jewels.  
My card features a cute image from Bugaboo Stamps and I wanted to use pink and white for my 2 colors so I kept the Copic coloring to a minimum and this image is perfect for that! The sentiment is from Penny Black and the fun rabbit paper is from Echo Park. I used My Favorite Things Blueprints 15 and Office Supplies dies to cut everything out... to finish it up I added 3 tiny pink gems. 

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:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
Country View- Easter and/or Spring
Creations in Pink- Anything Goes in Mainly Pink
Cuttlebug Mania- Easter Bunny (I used my Cuttlebug to cut my dies)
Ike's World- D for Die Cuts/ Anything Goes
Paper Shelter- Easter
Sweet Stampers- Easter or Spring
The Crafty AddictsAnything Goes/Optional Pink

Thursday, March 28, 2019

In the Garden...

Good morning everyone!

A new challenge starts today over at Cardz 4 Galz and the theme is Flora or Fauna... so we would like to see Flowers and/or Animals on your cards.  
For my DT card I made a 5x5 spring card and I used the beautiful Garden Square digi stamp from QKR Stampede. It's colored with Copics and I added a bit of shading with Prisma Pencils. I didn't add a sentiment to the front because I didn't want to cover up any of the image so now I have a blank card ready for any occasions! :)

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:
a2z Scrapbooking- Color it In
Creative Craft Cottage- Spring Fever
Kitty Bee's Aloha- in the Garden
QKR Stampede- Always Anything Goes
Sasayaki Glitter- Flowers

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Happy Birthday Shaker Card

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new challenge at Back to Basics and Beyond and this time we want to see your Shaker Cards :)
For my card I used my new My Favorite Things Happy Birthday circle frame die along with a circle shaker pouch. The cute little frog is from My Favorite Things and it's colored with Copics. I used a Tim Holtz die for the stitched rectangle, a Lawn Fawn die for the zig zag rectangle and My Favorite Things dies for the fishtail flag and corner. 

That's it for now... 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:
Crafty Calendar- For A Child
Cuttlebug Mania- Use a Frog (I used my Cuttlebug to cut my dies)
Incy Wincy Designs- For the Men and the Boys
Make My Monday- Going Round in Circles
Mod Squad- One or more metal dies/no digital
Pammie's Inky Pinkies-  Anything Goes
Penny Black and More- Anything Goes with Option of Circles
Simon Says Wednesday- Cute

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Happy Easter

Good morning everyone!

A new challenge starts today over at Cardz 4 Galz and the theme is March Hares or Rabbits... 
My card features a very cute image from Stamping Bella... it's stamped with Black licorice ink, colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Stampendous. I used a Simon Says Stamp die for the stitched rectangle and My Favorite Things dies for the pierced rectangle and fishtail flags, to finish it up I added some green gems. 

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 and for all of the comments you leave!
Tammy :) 

Challenges I would like to enter:
Addicted to Stamps and More (C10) Make your Mark (Copics)
Cute N Crafty- Anything Goes
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday- Spring or Green
Imagine That Creative PlaygroundAnything Goes
Sweet Stampers- Easter or Spring
Unicorn- Spring
Through The Craft Room Door- Always Anything Goes

Monday, March 11, 2019

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Hello everyone and happy Monday!

Today I have a St. Patrick's Day card to share...
It features a cute little hedgie from Bugaboo Stamps, it's colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. I used My Favorite Things dies for the shamrock, stitched circle and pierced rectangle. The papers are from The Paper Studio and to finish it up I added some lime green gems. 

Well, that's it for now- thanks so much for stopping by... I'll see you soon :)

Challenges I would to enter:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
Always Fun- Shades of Green
Crafty Cardmakers- Make it Green
Cute Card Thursday- Anything Goes
Dragonfly Journeys- Green Goodness
Dies R Us- For the Men/Boys
Let's Craft & Create- Anything Goes + option Green Things
Southern Girls- (C10) Flora or Fauna
Sparkles Forum- Include an Animal
Stella Says Sketch- Sketch #705


Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Bingo @ Back to Basics and Beyond...

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new challenge at Back to Basics and Beyond and this time we are playing BINGO!
I went with a diagonal row: Pink - Flower - Buttons...
and my card features the adorable Hog Heaven image from Sparkle N Sprinkle! It's colored with Copics, fussy cut out and the sentiment was computer generated. I used My Favorite Things dies for the stitched flowers, hearts, fishtail flag and corner. The buttons were cut with Poppy Stamps dies and the papers are from MFT and American Crafts.

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:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
Artistic Inspirations-  Anything Goes
Colouring in Scrapland- Anything Goes optional Critters
Dream Valley- 4 Legged Friends
My Time to Craft- Pink & Girly
Pearly SparklesMake it Girly
Watercooler Wednesday- (C8) Feminine anything goes

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Sweet Little Baby

Good morning everyone!

A new challenge starts today over at Cardz 4 Galz and the theme is- Oh! Pretty Baby...
I used the sweet and fun 'Big Bear' stamp set from Reverse Confetti again :) but this time the bear is holding a little wagon with a baby bear in it... Oh I love this stamp set! The images are colored with Copics and I paper pieced the scarfs and heart. The sentiment is from Studio g and the kraft circle was embossed with the Taylored Expressions Burlap folder. I used a Avery Elle die for the stitched rectangle, My Favorite Things dies for the stitched circles, pierced rectangle and flowers, the pearls are 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 to check out the rest of the teams creations!

Challenges I would like to enter:
613 Avenue Create- Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Critter
C.R.A.F.T.- Mother's Day/Female
Papercraft- All The Critters
Simon Says Wednesday- Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday- (C8) All about the Occasions
As you like it- Layers: one or many & why- layers for me because I like pattern paper and I struggle with one- layer cards 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

GDT for Crafting by Design!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

I'm very excited to be posting today as the Guest Designer for Crafting by Design!

The challenge is 'Silhouettes' and I have a couple of cards to share with you...
These came together very quick because I had the backgrounds done already! When playing with watercolors or Distress inks to create a background I usually make several at a time, put them in a folder and then they are ready to use for another card! :)

For the card on the left- I used the 'Salt Technique' with watercolors and coarse sea salt, I stamped the Hero Arts Starburst image in VersaFine Onyx ink and heat embossed with clear powder. The green background was created using Mowed Lawn Oxide DI and Rangers Old School Number stencil. The Agapanthus is from Stampendous and the sentiments are from Tim Holtz.

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to Crafting by Designs to join the fun... I'll see you tomorrow.


Challenges I would like to enter:
Do-Al(l) Kreatives- Mixed Media
International Art & Soul- Shades of Any Color (green card)
Love to Scrap- Anything Goes option twist- Monochrome
Through The Craft Room Door- Always Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday- Powder Your ... I used clear embossing powder
We Love 2 Create- Always Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

You make me a Happy Camper

Good morning everyone!

Today starts a new challenge at Back to Basics and Beyond and this time we would like you to create a Pop-Up Box card... if you've never made this type of card before (like me) don't worry there are several templates/tutorials online! :)

I stamped the camper (Sunny Studios Stamps) in black licorice ink and colored it with Copics, the sentiment is computer generated. The papers are from Doodlebug Designs, I used Lawn Fawn dies for the grass & trees and a Joy Crafts die for the sun.   
Here's a close up of the little camper...
and here's another view- ready to fit inside a A2 size envelope. I attached punched butterflies to tiny strips of acetate and added some small punched flowers. 
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 gorgeous pop-up box cards!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Challenges I would like enter:
2 Sisters On The Blog- More than one fold
Addicted to Stamps- Anything but a Square
Crafty Sentiment Designs- Spring Is Springing
Crafter's Cafe- (C11) Fancy Folds or Embossing
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Things with Wheels (camper)
The Creative Crafters- Anything Goes

Friday, February 15, 2019

you make my heart smile

Good morning everyone!

I wanted to pop in today and share the card that I gave my husband yesterday for Valentine's Day! :) I used the adorable 'Big Bear' stamp set from Reverse Confetti again and this time the bear is holding the dog's leash... so cute! To create the background I used Hero Arts Soft Granite Shadow ink and My Favorite Things Make Your Mark background stamp. The sentiment on the front of the card is from My Favorite Things along with the heart dies. 
Here's a peek of the inside... I stamped the bear in the same Hero Arts ink, the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp and I used a Avery Elle die for the stitched rectangles. 
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for stopping by...
your comments always make my day!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Aud Sentiments- Love Or Valentine Sentiment 
Crafty Gals Corner- Add a Heart
Cutie Pie- One for the Boys
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday- Dies/Punches or Hearts
Southern Girls- (C10)Animal Antics 
The Male Room- Love Your Men
a2z Scrapbooking- Mood Board
a2z scrapbooking February challenge

Thursday, February 14, 2019

you are my sunshine

Good morning everyone and Happy Valentine's Day!

A new challenge starts today over at Cardz 4 Galz and the theme is Weather Conditions. So we would like to see rain, snow, sun, clouds or maybe wind... so many possibilities!
My card features a sweet image from the 'Buddy and Duck' stamp set from Penny Black... it's colored with Copics and fussy cut out. I used a My Favorite Things stencil and Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink to create the sun rays and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp. I used a Taylored Expressions die for the stitched clouds, Lawn Fawn die for the grass and a Avery Elle die for the stitched rectangle. 

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- I'll see you tomorrow! :) 

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
Crafty Creations- Always Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday- Wings
Penny Black and More- Anything Goes with the option of tags
Penny Black Saturday- Anything Goes with the option of flowers
Scrapy Land- Always Anything Goes + Scrappy Land die (I used Avery Elle & Lawn Fawn)
Shopping Our Stash- Make Your Mark (use markers) 
Stamping Sensations- All Things Bright & BEAUtiful

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Mimi's Love

Good morning everyone!

I'm popping in today to share a couple of Valentine's Day cards and they feature adorable images from the 'Mimi's Love' stamp set from Penny Black! They are stamped with Black licorice ink, colored with Copics and I added a little shading with Prisma pencils. 

On my first card I used a Sizzix die for the dotted rectangle, a Tim Holtz die for the stitched rectangle and a Simon Says Stamp die for the sentiment. The paper is from Echo Park and all of the edges were distressed.
On my second card I used a Spellbinders Stamp for the line border, a My Craft Spot stamp for the sentiment and finished it up with sequins. I made several cards similar to this one so I kept the design very CAS... perfect for mailing out to my family members! :) 
Thanks so much for stopping by... I'll see you soon!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Always Fun- Love/Valentines
Artistic Stampers- Heart it + rubber stamp
Crafty Cardmakers- Love, Love, Love
Creatalicious- Anything Goes + Option: Love/Hearts
Cute N Crafty- Valentine's Day /Love
 Dream Valley- (C10) Love and Kisses
Penny Black and More- Anything Goes with the option of tags
Penny Black Saturday- Anything Goes with the option of flowers
Pile It On- Pretty in Pink (my 1st card)
Use Your Stuff- Hearts Pink and/or Red

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

you're beary special to me

Good morning everyone!

Today starts a new challenge at Back to Basics and Beyond and the theme this time is Paper Piecing

I decided to make a masculine 'love' card with my new Big Bear stamp and die set from Reverse Confetti... what a fun stamp set to play with and I love how the bear hands are cut so he can hold items! :) 
The images are colored with Copics and I paper pieced the scarfs, letter and two hearts. The background was created with Cracked Pistachio Oxide ink and Simon Says Stamp Grid stencil. I used My Favorite Things dies for the pierced fishtail flags & stitched circle, Simon Says Stamp dies for the hearts and a Avery Elle die for the stitched rectangle.

 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 paper pieced creations!

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
613 Avenue Create- Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Critter
Artistic Stampers- Heart it + rubber stamp
Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps- Valentines/Love/Someone Special
Creatalicious- Anything Goes + Option: Love / Hearts
Little Red Wagon- Hello, Sweetie! (sweet image)
Papercraft- Something New (stamp set)
Unicorn- Include a Heart

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Punny Valentines

Good morning everyone!

Today starts a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz and this time we would like to see Red, Pink or White Hearts on your cards.

I want to donate several Valentine's Day cards this year so when I saw the cute 'Hello Sweetheart' collection from Echo Park I thought it was perfect! 
The papers are so colorful and I think the images (journaling cards) are so fun and I love how quick and easy these cards came together. I made 12 cards, all with different images and I still have a ton of paper left over for future cards! :)
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 to check out the rest of the teams creations!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Cute Card Thursday- Valentines
Cute N Crafty- Theme: Red (my first card)
Die Cuttin' Divas- Anything Goes
Dragonfly Journeys- I Heart You
My Time to Craft- All You Need Is Love
Scrapy Land- Always Anything Goes + Scrappy Land die (I used Avery Elle & Penny Black)
Paper Minutes- Valentine's Day
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Love is in the Air
Southern Girls- Love Is In The Air
Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers- (C10) V is for Valentine

Dies used:
Simon Says Stamp- tiny heart & stitched rectangles 
My Favorite Things- fishtail flags, pierced hearts & stitched scallop rectangle
Avery Elle- wonky stitch rectangle & postage stamp die
Penny Black- heart strings & Little Yellow Bicycle- love sentiment