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

Monday, September 24, 2018

Pumpkin Spice

Good morning everyone, I hope you had a nice weekend!

I'm here today to share a card that I made with my new 'Fall-ing For You' stamp set from Newton's Nook! :)
To start- I cut the orange panel with an Avery Elle stitched die and then embossed it with the Cuttlebug Argyle folder. Next I used the same embossing folder and Spiced Marmalade ink to created a 'stamped embossed background'. Once dry I stamped the fun sentiment and coffee cup with VersaFine ink and heat embossed them with clear powder. The coffee cup was colored with Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed Distress inks and the gold background was stamped using images out of the same stamp set and VersaMark ink. 

Well that's all for now, thanks so much for stopping by!
Tammy 

Challenges I would like to enter:
Cards in Envy- Feels Like Fall
Crafty Cardmakers- Autumn Colors
Crafty Friends- Autumn Colors
Creative Artiste- Anything Mixed Media Goes
Dragonfly Journeys- Fall Festival of Colors
Inky Paws- Fabulous Fall
Make My Monday- Autumn/Fall Colors
Mix It Up- Anything Goes + Layering
My Time to Craft- Food & Drink

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Witch Wanda

Good morning everyone!

I'm back with another VERY bright Halloween card and it features the adorable 'Witch Wanda' stamp from Impression Obsession... isn't she a cutie?!!
It's stamped onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper in VersaFine black ink and colored with a combination of Zig and MozArt Brush pens. I used an Avery Elle die for the large stitched rectangle, MFT dies for the pierced fishtail flag & stitched circle and TH dies for the double stitched rectangle, tiny bats and sentiment. The papers are from Doodlebug design and to finish it up I added Dandelion Yellow Nuvo Crystal Drops. 

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafter's Castle- Anything Goes + option: Fall/Halloween
Create and Inspire- Anything Goes + option of inspired by a song: Eagles-Witchy Woman
Happy Little Stampers- Always Anything Goes with Dies
heARTful Stamping- Anything goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies- Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations- I Spy... something beginning with B- Bats, Boots, Boo & Bright colors
Sweet Stampers- Bright Colours
Through the Purple Haze- Bright Colors

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Ahhhhh... AUTUMN!

Good morning everyone!

A new challenge starts today over at Cardz 4 Galz and the theme is...
Thoughts of Fall!
My card features some gorgeous papers from Graphic 45- the 'Children's Hour' collection. I love the main image, it looks like a watercolor panting! I used Lawn Fawn dies to cut the stitched leaves and MFT dies for the circles and tiny fishtail flags. All of the edges were distressed and to finish it up- I removed the center of an old decorative brad and added a small piece of DP and then placed it near the leaves. 

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:
Aud Sentiments- Fall + a Sentiment
City Crafter- Fall Colors
Crafty Gals Corner- 3 or more Layers
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper- Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Dream Valley- (C10) Girlie 
Mix It Up- Anything Goes + Layering
Scrap From Your Heart- Autumn Colours 
Words 2 Crafty By- When it gets Crisp in the Fall
As You Like It- Favourite Girl Or Boy (&why) Girl- I love to work with girly papers & images and I find it harder to make boy cards.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Bugaboo Halloween Cards

Good morning everyone!

I've been working on Halloween cards to give to my local Ronald McDonald House so I thought I would pop in and share a few :)
They feature adorable images from Bugaboo Stamps and are colored with Copics. All of the papers are from Doodlebug Design, the stamped sentiments are from Taylored Expressions and I used a QuicKutz die for the 'BOO' die cut below. I used Avery Elle dies for the stitched rectangles, a TH die for the tiny bats and a MS punch for the larger bats. The stitched circles, fishtail flag and corners were cut with MFT dies. 
And there you have it... a few not-so-scary Halloween cards!

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Addicted to Stamps and More (C10)- Holidays
Catch The Bug- Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle- Anything Goes + option: Fall / Halloween
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper- Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
SheepSki Designs- For the Kidz
Shopping Our Stash- Crazy For Coloring
Try It On Tuesday- Childhood (cards will be donated to children)
Stella Says Sketch- Sketch #614 (1st card)

Thursday, August 30, 2018

A Girly Crocodile...

Good morning everyone!

Today starts a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz and this time we would like to see your Beautiful Backgrounds... so no designer paper allowed!
For my DT card I created two backgrounds :) For the pink rectangle I used MFT Make Your Mark background stamp & VersaMark ink and for the circle I used Twisted Citron and Tim Holtz Burlap stencil. I used Simon Says Stamp dies for the adorable crocodile & hearts and the 'smile' sentiment was cut with a Little Yellow Bicycle die. 

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:
Crafty Friends- Animals / Birds
Creates and Makes- Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage- No Pattern Paper
Inkspirational- Word Prompt: Snap (snapping crocodile)
Papercraft- Animals
Simon Says Wednesday- Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff-  Lots of Color
Watercooler Wednesday- (C8) Anything Goes

Monday, August 27, 2018

You Rock!


Good morning everyone... I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

I wanted to pop in real quick today and share a card that I made featuring a cute image from Bugaboo Stamps!
It's colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp. I used QuicKuts dies for the stars, a Sizzix die for the Dotted rectangle and the paper is from my stash.

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Allsorts- Music
Catch The Bug- Color Challenge (use greens & blues)
Crazy 4 Challenges- Masculine Cards (not for little boys)
Double D- Moon or Stars
Sasayaki Glitter- Male Project
The Crafty Addicts- Anything Goes/Boys and Men

Monday, August 20, 2018

Stitched Butterflies...

Good morning everyone!

Today I'm sharing a couple of cards that I made with my new Simon Says Stamp Stitching Butterflies dies... I love the beautiful stitching on these dies! :)

 The backgrounds were created using Kaisercraft Bubbly stencil and Distress inks. I used Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers on this card... 
and on my second card I used Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks. The sentiments were cut with Simon Says Stamp dies, I used a Sizzix die for the Dotted rectangle and Avery Elle dies for the Wonky stitched rectangles. 
I love how colorful these cards turned out and my favorite is the first one because I love to work with lime green and teal!

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Creative Artiste- Anything Mixed Media Goes
Cut it Up- Your Favorite color (lime green and teal) 
Cute Card Thursday- Spots & Dots
Happy Little Stampers- Always Anything Goes with Dies
Happy Little Stampers- Mixed Media + Words
Mix it Up- Anything Goes
TIME OUT- Be Bright (bright colors)

Thursday, August 16, 2018

You're udderly fantastic!

Good morning everyone!

A new challenge starts today over at Cardz 4 Galz and the theme is...
Dies and/or Punches!
My card features a cute cow image from Pickled Potpourri... it's colored with Copics and the sentiment was computer generated. I used a Sizzix dies for the dotted rectangle, Avery Elle dies for the stitched rectangles and MFT dies for the pierced fishtail flag, pierced rectangle and stitched circle. I embossed the background with a Darice folder and the flower was created with a EK Success punch.

 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:
Always Fun- Going Around in Circles
Back To Basics- Use a Digital Image
Crafty CalendarDots and/or Stripes
Crafty Sentiment Designs- Animals
Dream Valley- (C10) Animals 
Paper Shelter- Punches and Dies
Scrapy Land- Anything Goes + Dies (I used Avery Elle & Sizzix)
SheepSki Designs- Your Favourite Things (cute images, bright colors and stitched dies)
Sunny Day Crafting- Always add an Animal

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Garden Hedgehog...

Good morning everyone! 

Today I have a very girly birthday card to share with you...
It features a cute little hedgehog from the 'Garden Critters' stamp set from Penny Black! It's colored with Copics, the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp and the tiny bow background paper is from Crate Paper. I used a poppy Stamp die for the stitched flower, a Avery Elle die for the stitched rectangle and a MFT die for the corners.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
Create With TLC- August Anything Goes
Dragonfly Journeys- Flower Power
Penny Black and More- I Spy... something beginning with B- (Birthday, Blooms, Bright & Bows: tiny bow paper
Penny Black Saturday- Anything Goes + optional: On The Move
Scrapy Land- Anything Goes ( I used Avery Elle & Poppy Stamp dies)
That's Crafty!- Animal Magic
Watercooler Wednesday- (C8) All About Occasions

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Gratitude...

Good morning everyone!

 It's time for a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz and this week it's Wendy's turn to host the challenge and she has given us a wonderful sketch to work with! 
For my DT card I chose a stamp from My Sentiments Exactly and all of flowers were cut with the fabulous Stitched Blooms dies from My Favorite Things! 
I used MFT Make Your Mark background stamp & VersaMark ink for the panel that the sentiment is stamped on. The white background was embossed with a Lifestyle Crafts folder and MFT dies were used for the stitched rectangles.

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:
613 Avenue Create- Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Create your own Designer Paper
A2Z Scrapbooking- Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments- The Girls + A Sentiment
Back To Basics- Use Embossing Folder
Southern GirlsFlower Power
Die Cuttin' Divas- Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday- (C8) Anything Feminine
WordArt Wednesdays- Anything Goes 

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

A Christmas Deer

Hello everyone!

I'm popping in today to share a quick Christmas card with you... 
The background was created with a piece of sheet music DP, the Tim Holtz 'Festive' stencil and Peeled Paint, Fired Brick and Walnut Stains Distress Inks. The cute little Retro Deer is from Simon Says Stamp and I used a Hot Off the Press die for the doily, this time I placed double sided tape on the back so the little pieces wouldn't fall out :) 

Well, 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- Just for Fun
Creative Craft Cottage- The most Wonderful time of the Year
Fab 'n' FunkyChristmas
Moo-Mania & MoreSheet Music
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge- Anything Christmas Goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge- Anything Christmas Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Christmas in July