Thursday, January 18, 2018

A Girly Owl card...

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz and this time we would like to see your shaped cards! 

I decided to make a fun owl shaped card using some colorful papers from Doodlebug Designs and a Sizzix die. I also cut a little flower with a Joy Craft die and added it to her ear :) 
And here's a peek of the inside- I kept it very simple using a sentiment from Hero Arts and a few stitched dies from MFT.
Well, that's all for now... thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to see the gorgeous shaped cards by the other team members!
Tammy x


Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
Crafty Animals- Always Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner- Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper- Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Paper Shelter- Shape it Up
World Wide Open Design Team- Always Anything Goes

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Be Jolly

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge AND as always it's Anything Goes as long as you create a Christmas card or project!
My card features the adorable Winter Cat and Puppy image from Bugaboo Stamps... it's colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Paper Smooches. The papers are from Carta Bella and Kaisercraft and I used Avery Elle and MFT dies to cut everything out.

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

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Cards in Envy- Winter Chills
Catch the Bug- Anything Goes
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Anything Christmas Goes
Cute Card Thursday- Anything Goes
Craft Rocket- Winter
Crafter's Cafe- Anything Christmas OR Red, White, and Green
Crafting With An Attitude- Always Anything Goes
The Crazy- Winter Wonderland

Friday, January 5, 2018

Cuppa Cactus

Hello everyone... I'm back with a couple of cards featuring my new 'Cuppa Cactus' stamp set from Newton's Nook! :)

These cute images were colored with Copics and cut with the coordinating dies... On my first card I used some beautiful DP from Crate Paper, the fishtail flag & stitched circle were cut with MFT dies and I used a Avery Elle die for the wonky stitched rectangle.  
And on this card I also used Avery Elle & MFT dies, the flowers were cut with a CB die and I added some orange enamel dots.  
Well, that's it for today- short and sweet... thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Artistic Stampers- Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations- Always Anything Goes
Do-Al (l) Creative- Everything Works
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Something New (stamp set)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday- Something New (stamp set)
Watercooler Wednesday- (C8) Anything Feminine

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

A Smile to my face

Good morning everyone and Happy New Year! 

I wanted to pop in today and share a couple of cards that I created with my new MFT 'Springtime Critters' stamp set! :o) 

All images were colored with Copics and cut with the coordinating dies... on my first card I created a watercolor wash background with Twisted Citron & Peacock Feathers Distress Inks and the sentiment was cut with a Little Yellow Bicycle die.  
For my second card, I used MFT products for everything except the large stitched rectangle die. The stitched scallop rectangle (also new) was stamped with the Make Your Mark background stamp & VersaMark ink and the papers are from Doodlebug Design. 
And there you have it... two fun and colorful cards made with my new MFT Springtime Critters stamp set!

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
Always Fun- Something New (stamp set)
Crafty Friends- For a Girl or Lady (pink card)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper- ATG with Patterned Paper (pink card)
Die Cut DivasDo or Use Something New (stamp set)
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Something New (stamp set) 
Sweet Stampin'- Anything New
The House That Stamps Built- Things with Wings

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Candy Cane Lip Balm Tags

Good morning everyone!

I wanted to pop in one last time before Christmas and share a couple of lip balm gifts that I made for my nieces! :) 
I used the Lip Balm window & frame die from MFT, along with the coordinating Lip Balm pouches to create these cute little gifts. I used a TH die for the tag, the papers are from Pebbles- the Merry Merry collection and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.

Well, that's all for now... thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you all have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Hugs, Tammy

Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafty Friends- Family and Friends
Die Cuttin' Divas- Holiday
Fussy and Fancy- (C10) Christmas
Happy Little Stampers- Always Anything Goes with Dies
Inkspirational- Word Prompt: Gift
Little Red Wagon- Thats a Wrap/Gift, Ribbon or Bow
Paper Minutes- Anything Goes + theme: Presents
Pause Dream EnjoySimple Gifts or Anything Goes 3D
Sisterhood of Crafters- All About Christmas

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Here Comes Santa Claus...

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge AND as always it's Anything Goes as long as you create a Christmas card or project!
 I have a couple of cards to share with you today and they feature papers and ephemera from Pebbles- the Merry Merry collection. I wanted to donate several cards this year and this collection was perfect... the papers are gorgeous and the images are so cute! These are two of my favorite and no coloring or stamping was required! :) I used Avery Elle dies for the large stitched rectangles and MFT dies for the scallop borders and fishtail flag. And there you have it... a couple of quick and cute Christmas cards!

  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 x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Always Fun- Santa
Christmas with the Cuties- Santa Claus is coming to Town
Crafty Cardmakers- (C15Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas- Christmas- optional theme: A Touch of Sparkle
Creative Craft Cottage- Christmas is Coming
Dragonfly Journeys- Here Comes Santa Claus
Let's Craft & Create- Anything Christmas Goes
MAWTT- Inspiration from the poem: A Visit From St Nicholas (I knew in a moment he must be St. Nick)
Winter Wonderland- Anything Christmas Goes 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Holiday Hugs

Good morning everyone!

A new challenge starts today over at Cardz 4 Galz and the theme is...
Show me a snowman
My card features a sweet image from Bugaboo Stamps... it's colored with Copics, the sentiment is from Darcie's and all three papers are from Carta Bella- the Have a Merry Christmas collection.

Well, that's all for now... 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!
Hugs, Tammy

Challenges I would like to enter:
Catch the Bug- Holiday Chaos Day 4- Bingo (traditional Christmas colors, free & Bugaboo image)
Card Mania- Christmas
Cards and More- Snow(men) 
Craftaholics R Us- Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper- Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Do-Al (l) Creative- at the end of the year/Christmas
(Pin)spirational- Holiday Season/snowman inspiration
Stinkin' Inkers- Celebrating The Holidays
Tuesday throwdown- Christmas Scene

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Christmas Troll

Good afternoon everyone... I'm back with another Bugaboo Stamps card! :)
It features the super cute Christmas Troll image and she's colored with Copics. The background was embossed with a TH folder and cut out with a Avery Elle die. The paper is from Pebbles and the sentiment is a new die cut from Simon Says Stamp! 

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

Challenges I want to enter:
Catch the Bug- Holiday Chaos Day 5- Humor me/Make it Funny
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Cut it Up- Christmas song + die (Believe- Josh Groban)
Dies R Us- Christmas carol + dies (Believe- Josh Groban)
Eclectic Ellapu-Christmas
Make My MondayHappy Christmas/Happy Holidays
The Merry Christmas Challenge- Anything Christmas
Watercooler Wednesday- (C8) Feminine Anything Goes

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Bugaboo gift bags...

Good morning everyone!

I wanted to pop in today and share a couple of CAS gift card holders/bags with you...  
I used a Lawn Fawn die to create the bags and the images are from Bugaboo Stamp... I colored them with Copics and the papers are from Doodlebug Design. I added some ric-rac trim to the green one and twine & tiny heart to the blue one and there you have it... two quick and fun gift bags!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Tammy :)
 
Challenges I would like to enter:
Catch the Bug- Holiday Chaos Day 3- Make a gift/gift holder
AuroraWings- Anything But a Card 
Brown Sugar- Anything But A Card
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas- ATG- optional theme: quick and easy
Connie Can Crop- 3D Project or Fancy Folds
C.R.A.F.T- Christmas Present
Mix It Up- Anything Goes + option: Fancy Fold

Monday, December 4, 2017

Holiday Chaos...

Good morning everyone and happy Monday!

The Holiday Chaos has begun over at Catch the Bug Challenge blog and I wanted to play along so I have a couple cards to share with you :)

My first card features the adorable Winter Cat and Puppy image... it's colored with Copics, the sentiment is from Paper Smooches and the papers are from Wild Rose Studio- the Frosted Lace collection. 
    
I would like to enter this card into the Following Challenges:
Catch the Bug- Holiday Chaos Day 1- Merry & Bright
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
Crafty Catz- Anything Goes with optional twist: Let It Snow
Dragonfly Dreams- Non Traditional Christmas
Pile It On- Non-Traditional Holiday Colors

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My second card features the fun Snowman Bird House image... it's also colored with Copics and the papers are from Carta Bella and Kaisercraft. The sentiment is computer generated and I added a couple of metal brads that I had in my stash. 
I would like to enter this card into the Following Challenges:
Catch the Bug- Holiday Chaos Day 2- Sketch
Always Fun- Snowmen
CHNC challenge extra for Nov.- Anything Goes + Christmas
Crafty Calendar- It's Christmas
Dream Valley- Christmas

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

Tammy x

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Celebrate the season

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge AND as always it's Anything Goes as long as you create a Christmas card or project.
My card features a sweet little Polar bear from Bugaboo Stamps and it's colored with Copics. The sentiment & scallop frame die are from Taylored Expressions and I used MFT Make Your Mark background stamp & VersaMark ink for the rounded edge rectangle. The snowflakes were cut with a Echo Park die and I used a Every Elle die for the stitched rectangle.

 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 x

Challenges I would like to enter:
A Gem of a Challenge- Animals in the Snow
Addicted to Stamps- Monochrome
Come and Get It- Animals 
Crafting with Dragonflies- Christmas Card in Non-Traditional Colors 
Crafty Cardmakers- (C15) Animal Magic
Cutie Pie- Bear Hugs
Fairy Tale- Christmastime animals
Moving along with the Times- Christmas Animals

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Cupcake

Good morning everyone!

A new challenge starts today over at Cardz 4 Galz and the theme is...
Cupcakes!
My card features a cute Cupcake image from Bugaboo Stamps... it's colored with Copics and the sentiment is computer generated. The paper is from The Paper Studio and I distressed all of the edges with Walnut Stain ink to give it a vintage feel :)

Now head on over to the challenge blog and check out all of the beautiful creations by the other team members!

 Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate today...
I hope you have a wonderful day!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Christmas Card Challenges- Anything Christmas
Crafting By Designs- Get Ready for Christmas
Paper Shelter- Christmas Card
Simon Says Stamp- Food and/or Drink
Sweet Stampers- Christmas
The Crazy- Anything Goes
The Merry Christmas ChallengeAnything Christmas
Watercooler Wednesday- (C8) Christmas

Monday, November 20, 2017

GDT for The Paper Girls :)

Good morning everyone and happy Monday!

I'm very excited to be posting today as the Guest Designer for The Paper Girls challenge blog! Thank you ladies!

The challenge is 'GOLD' and I have two cards to share with you...

On this card I used the 'Maple Thanks' stamp set from Neat & Tangled and embossed the leaves with ultra fine gold embossing power and colored them with Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade & Aged Mahogany distress inks. The sentiment was cut with a Lawn Fawn die out of Tim Holtz Gold adhesive glitter paper... 
and on my second card I used the 'Sunflower Bunch' stamp from Spellbinders and the sentiment is from the 'Maple Thanks' stamp set that I used on my first card. I colored this image with a combination of Zig and MozArt Brush pens and then added a few sequins. I used the same gold embossing powder on this card, it's just not showing up as well... but IRL it's just as shimmery! :) 
Well, that's all for now- thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to visit The Paper Girls challenge blog for all the details and to link up your 'Gold' creation!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Addicted to Stamps- Use more than one Stamp (I used 2 rubber stamps on my second card)
Dragonfly Journeys- Glamorous Gold 
Fussy and Fancy- (C10)-Thanks
Glitter n Sparkle- Thanks/Thanksgiving
International Art & Soul- Autumn Colors
Penny Black and More- Flower Power (sunflower card)
QKR Stampede- Give Thanks or Anything Goes
The Rubber Buggy- Thank You/Blessed/Thanksgiving/Grateful

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Red-Nosed Reindeer

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge AND as always it's Anything Goes as long as you create a Christmas card or project!
For my card I used the super cute Retro Reindeer die from Simon Says Stamp, a die cut sentiment from Tim Holtz and papers from The Christmas Delivery Collection by Carta Bella. And there you have it... a very quick and easy Christmas card and no stamping or coloring was involved! 

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog for more inspiration.
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
Animal Friends- Christmas + animal
CHNC challenge extra for Nov.- Anything Goes + Christmas
Crafty Friends- Christmas
Craft Rocket- Christmas Is Coming
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas- ATG- optional theme: Reindeer
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper- Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Do-Al(l) Kreatives- Christmas

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Good morning everyone!

A new challenge starts today over at Cardz 4 Galz and the theme is...
Thank You or Thanksgiving!
My card features the adorable Friendly Scarecrow image from Northwoods Rubber Stamps... it's stamped with MFT Black Licorice ink and colored with Copics. The papers are from Echo Park & Pebbles and I distressed the edges. I used Lawn Fawn dies for the leaves and MFT dies for the fishtail flag and stitched circles... to finish it up I added some twine.   

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:
Addicted to Stamps and More- (C10) Make Your Mark
Crafty Calendar- Autumn Colors
Double D- Feeling 'Fallish'
Little Red Wagon- Harvest Time
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Thanks/Thanksgiving
 Sparkles- Autumn Colors
Stinkin' Inkers- Thankful
Sunny Day Crafting- S is for Scarecrow

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Skating Polar Bear...

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge AND as always it's Anything Goes as long as you create a Christmas card or project!
My card features a cute polar bear from My Favorite Things and it's colored with Copics. I stamped the snowflakes in Tsukineko metallic silver ink and the teal panel was stamped using the 'Christmas Story' stamp from Penny Black and VersaMark ink. I used a MFT die for the tree, a Avery Elle die for the circle and a Elizabeth Craft Designs die for the dotted scallop rectangle... to finish it up I added a few sparkly sequins :)

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog for more inspiration.
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Allsorts- Christmas Creatures
Crafty CreationsAlways Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Jingle Belles- Not A Creature Was Stirring
Simon Says Stamp Monday- All Creatures Great and Small
Sweet Stampin'- Bears
Through The Craft Room Door- Always Anything Goes

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Favorite Flower...

Good morning everyone!

A new challenge starts today over at Cardz 4 Galz and the theme is...
Favorite flower and Why

I chose daisies as my favorite flower and I especially like Gerbera Daisies because they come in many different vibrant colors, such as yellow, orange and red!
My super bright card features the adorable Daisy Kidz image from Bugaboo Stamps... she's colored with Copics, the sentiment is from Taylored Expressions and all of the edges were distressed. I used a Avery Elle die for the scallop border, Joy Craft dies for the flowers and MFT dies for the tab, stitched circles and rectangle.

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 x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Artistic Inspirations- Anything Goes
Catch The Bug- Bingo (distress, players choice & dies)
Crafty CreationsAlways Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner- Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage- Use a Sentiment
Happy Little Stampers- Always Anything Goes with Dies
Little Miss MuffetAlways Anything Goes
Pause Dream Enjoy- Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp- Anything Goes

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Merry & Bright

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge AND as always it's Anything Goes as long as you create a Christmas card or project!
My card features a cute little fella from Lia Stampz... he's colored with Copics and the sentiment was included with the image. The trees were cut with a Cuttlebug die and the papers are from Doodlebug Design- the Polar Pal collection, to finish it up I added a couple of blue enamel dots and twine.  

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog for more inspiration.
Tammy x

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create- Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Masculine Card
ABC Christmas- V for Vibrant (vibrant colors)
CHNC challenge extra for Oct.- Anything Goes + Christmas
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'- Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas- ATG- optional theme: Stripes
Dream Valley- (C10) One for the Boys
Pammie's Inky Pinkies- Always Anything Goes
Simply Create Too- Favorite Color Combo (Blues & Greens)
Sparkles- Christmas is for kids

Friday, October 13, 2017

Guest Designer for Sami Stamps!

Good morning everyone!

I'm so thrilled to share my card with you today because I have been invited to be a Guest Designer for Sami Stamps! Thank you ladies! 
The current challenge is to use Brown or Kraft Paper and my card features the adorable Witch Hoot image! It's colored with Copics, I used MFT dies for the fishtail flags and Paper Smooches dies for the sentiment & spiders. The edges were distressed with Walnut Stain ink and to finish it up I added orange twine and a black nailhead.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks to much for stopping by...
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
Animal Friends- Autumn/Halloween
Cardz 4 Guyz- Boo - Halloween or Autumn
Frilly and Funkie- 'Tis near Halloween 
Love to Scrap- Frightfully Fun
Simon Says Stamp- World Card Making Day
Try It On Tuesday- It's Halloween Time
Color Throwdown- (orange, kraft & black)

too cute to Spook

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is...
P for Pumpkins
My card features a couple of cute images and sentiment from Taylored Expressions- Critters in Costume stamp set... isn't that dog adorable?! The papers are from Doodlebug Design and the tiny little bats were cut with a Tim Holtz die.

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... I have one more post scheduled for today, so I will see
you soon! :)

Challenges I would like to enter:
Classic DT Open Challenge-  Always Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner- Make it Spooktacular 
Cuttlebug Mania- Hello Sweet Pumpkin
Fairy Tale- Pumpkin
Lost Coast Design- 31 Days of Halloween + rubber stamp
Pause Dream Enjoy- Halloween
QKR Stampede- Pumpkins or Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp- World Card Making Day