Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Gifts of Love

Good morning everyone!

Today is the start of a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas and this month we want to see Christmas Critters
My card features the cute Deer Duo image from Bugaboo Stamps and it's colored with Copics. The paper is from Pink & Main- the Frosty collection and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp. I used a Sizzix die for the dotted rectangle, a Tim Holtz die for the double stitched rectangle, a MFT die for the stitched rounded rectangle and the bow was cut with Spellbinders die.

 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 cards! 
Take care and stay safe... Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Cardz 4 Galz- Cute Animals
Christmas Crafts All Year Round- Snow Buddies or Anything Christmas
Fezziwigs Festive Frolics- Anythings Goes
Merry Little ChristmasAnything Goes
The Holly and Ivy- Anything Christmas Goes

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

You Make Me Smile...

Good morning everyone... I hope you are doing well.

I have a fun and colorful card to share with you today!
It features a cute cat image from Vera Lane Studio and it's colored with Copics, the sentiment is from MFT. I created a watercolor wash background with Lindy's Magicals- this time I used Hibiscus Rose and Mango Mania... I love working with these Magicals! Once dry- I mixed a tiny amount of the Mango Mania powder with modeling paste and applied it through TCW Mini Circle stencil. I cut the rectangle out with a Penny Black die and used MFT dies for the scallop border and hearts. 

That's all for now... thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog today :)
Take care and stay healthy.
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
Allsorts- Anything In The Animal Kingdom
Arty Divas- Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe- Animals
Dragonfly Dreams- Feminine
Pearly Sparkles- For the Ladies / Girls
Show us your Pussycats- Anything goes + cat

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Art grows your spirt. Art is your story. Art is a way of living.

Good morning everyone!

I have another Art Journal Page to share with you... my second one this month! I'm really enjoying making these pages and can't wait to make another one! 

To start- I added clear gesso to some old dictionary pages, let them dry and then stamped my circles using Simon Says Stamp Scribble Flowers set and a miscellaneous circle stamp set. I then painted all images with Mowed Lawn, Stormy Sky and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide inks.
 For the background- I lightly smooshed Stormy Sky DOI onto a piece of mixed media paper. Once dry- I added my grass using a Simon Says Stamp stencil & Mowed Lawn DOI. I used a Carabella Studio stamp for the background circles, a Bo Bunny stamp for the flower stems and Dina Wakley Collage words for the sentiments:
I added splatters with a white Posca pen and more DO inks and there you have it!

Thanks so much for stopping by- I really appreciate it :)
Take care and stay healthy!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
A Place To Start- March: Unconventional materials (I used an old dictionary)
Always Fun- Flowers
Crafty Gals CornerFlowers
Mix It Up- Anything Goes + optional smooshing 
Paper Minute- Painting / Artwork
Unicorn- Flower Power
We Love 2 Create- Always Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Easter Bunnies

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new challenge at Sparkles Monthly and this time we want to see your Easter Cards! I've been working on cards to add to my donation box so I have a couple of them to share with you today :)
They feature sweet Easter Bunnies from my new Gerda Steiner Designs stamp set! They are stamped in Black Licorice ink, colored with with Copics and the sentiment is computer generated.  
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!

That's it for now... thanks so much for stopping by- I'll see you soon.
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
All Fun- Anything Goes
Alphabet- Y is for: something for Youngsters
As You Like It- Favorite Spring or Easter (Easter- I love working with cute bunnies and gorgeous papers)
Ching-chou Kuik Digital Stamps- Easter or Floral
Inkspirational- Animals - Real or Magical
Sweet Stampers- Easter or Spring
Gerda Steiner- March: Share your Designs
Supplies used:
Dies: My Favorite Things office supplies, fishtail flags & stitched rounded rectangles 
Simon Says Stamp- stitched rectangle & Whimsy Stamps- zig zag rectangles
Papers: Echo Park Hello Easter collection & Doodlebug Design floral
sequins & white Posca pen 

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

luck of the Irish

Good morning everyone! 

Today I have a March Art Journal/Calendar page to share with you! 

While browsing images on my PrintMaster program I came across this adorable Leprechaun! It's a pre-colored image and when I printed it out it was very light, so I darkened it up with Copic markers- I wanted to make sure he 'pops' off the page! :)
I used several new items to create the background: Lindy's Magicals- Pineapple Paradise & Luscious lime, Sizzix Alphabet dies, Gina K. Designs Glitz Glitter Gel and a Prima Marketing stamp for the vines. The quote/sentiment is computer generated, I used a couple of small rubber stamps along with several stencils and Oxide Inks colors.

And here's a close up of the Leprechaun... what a cutie! 
Well, that's all for now... thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog today!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Artsystamper- Green, Green, It's Green They Say
Crafty Cardmakers- Green
Cutie Pie- Gorgeous Greens
Double D- It's all about the Green and/or St. Patrick's Day
Simon Says Stamp Monday- A Bit O' Green
The Paper Funday- Anything Goes/ Optional St. Patrick's Day

Sunday, March 1, 2020

home for the holidays

Good morning everyone!

Today is the start of a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas and this month we want to see Anything But a Card.
I decided to make a couple tags- AND they were so quick and easy to make because the papers and puffy stickers are from an old Simon Says Stamp Card kit! I'm not a puffy sticker kind of gal but these were perfect for tags! I used a Tim Holtz die for the tags, the little trees were cut with a Cuttlebug die and the twine & seam binding are from my stash.

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

I'm currently visiting my parents in Arizona :) so I will catch up with you all soon!

Thanks so much for stopping by- Tammy

Challenges I would like to enter:
12 Months of Christmas- Anything Goes with Opt. twist: Ice, Ice, Baby
Dies R Us- Tag, You're It
Jingle Belles- Stuck on You

Thursday, February 20, 2020

i love you...

Good morning everyone! 

I wanted to share another Love/Valentine's Day card with you that I didn't get a chance to post last week :)
It features one of the images out of my new 'so loved' stamp set from Penny Black... Isn't that cat adorable?! It's Colored with Copics and I used a piece of Washi tape for the sentiment. The papers are from Echo Park, I used My Favorite Things dies for the small stitched rectangle & hearts and a Pink & Main die for the large stitched rectangle.

That's it for now- Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Cutie Pie- Cute and Cuddly Animals
Dream Valley- (C10) Hand-Colored Image
Get Creative- Use Hearts 
Little Red Wagon- Have a Heart
Make My Monday- Critters
Penny Black and More- Animals, birds and butterflies
Penny Black Saturday- Anything Goes w/the option 'Love is in the Air'

Saturday, February 15, 2020

thank you very much...

Good morning everyone and happy Saturday!

It's time for a new challenge at Sparkles Monthly and this time we want to see your Thank You cards!

I decided to make a couple of cards and they feature the adorable 'Napoleon' stamp from Whipper Snapper! 
They are stamped in Black Licorice ink, colored with with Copics and the sentiment is 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!

Enjoy your weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
Alphabet Challenge- W for Anything You Wish
Crafty Catz- Anything Goes with optional twist Critters
Creatalicious- Anything Goes with optional Embossing (1st card)
Happy Little Stampers- Always Anything Goes with Dies
Lavinia World- Anything Goes Using Rubber Or Clear Stamps
Stamping Sensations- Feminine

Other supplies used:
Simon Say Stamp- stitched rectangle die, Avery Elle- wonky stitched rectangle dies
My Favorite Things- stitched circle die, Spellbinders- scallop circle die
Taylored Expressions Burlap embossing folder
Doodlebug Design & Recollections papers
white Posa Pen, sequins & distress tool