Sunday, February 27, 2011

a colorful bird

I have created this colorful card for 3 challenges.

The Play Date Cafe #70- lime green, bright blue and orange
Stampin' Sisters for Christ #78-use at least 3 buttons
Midnight Madness # 92

I used black embossing powder for this Inkadinkado bird image and the saying is Stampabilities. I colored it with Copic markers. The paper is Sasafrass Lass and I added green to it with Copic markers. I also colored the buttons and flowers with Copic markers. I added a green leaf punch. Hope everyone is having a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!


I have created this cute little card for a LOT of challenges! Here we go:

CASE study #28
One Stop Craft Challenge #120-Spring Flowers
Stamptacular Sunday #100-You've been Framed!
Stamp Something-Something with Flowers
Oldie but a Goodie #13-Spring is in the Air
Friday Sketchers #143

For the CASE study challenge, you are supposed to take inspiration for a card that they post on their blog. I took inspiration for the way she cut out the little girl. I used Pure Innocence for My Favorite Things. I have had this stamp for a couple of years. I bought it at a little craft shop that I go to about once or twice a year, I meet my sister and we have a fun time shopping for crafts! The papers are Graphic 45. The saying is a Bingo card by Jenni Bowlin. I had the little silver frame that I cut down and I made a little scene using sky paper. I colored the little girl and the flowers with Copic markers. I cut the butterflies using Spellbinders and the Cuttlebug and added pearls. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

a berry happy Tilda

How is your weekend going? My daughter and I went shopping and got our hair done today. This morning I created this card for 3 challenges.

Colour Create Challenge #65 -3 Fruits- I used kiwi, strawberries and bananas.
Basic Grey Challenge #38 -a sketch
ABC Challenge- O is for Ovals

The Basic Grey paper that I have used is nookandpantry. I colored Tilda with Copic markers. The saying is Stampabilities. The cherries are Mary Englebreit and I added a sheer red ribbon. I cut the ovals with Spellbinders and my Cuttlebug. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

a singing frog!

Now to change it up a little bit for a fun card! I have created this card for 6 challenges:

Stamptacular Sunday #99-S.O.S a card for SomeOne Special
Stampin' Sisters in Christ #76 -use green on your card
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #91
Cute Card Thursday #152  -Shiny, Happy Cards!
Penny Black #139-a card for a male
One Stop Craft Challenge #119-a birthday card

The SomeOne Special for the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge is my friend Beth. I used to work with her but we have remained friends. She likes to scrapbook too! She LOVES frogs! I think that his card would be great for a male too for the Penny Black Challenge! The paper is Basic Grey and shiny silver paper that I have embossed with the alegro Cuttlebug embossing folder. I also cut the notes by Quikuts using the Cuttlebug. The border punch is Martha Stewart and the saying is a tag. I colored the cute little froggy with Copic markers and added a bow. Thanks for stopping by!

a red, green and black sympathy card

One of my favorite challenge blog, The Play Date Cafe has teamed up with another challenge blog called CASE study. The colors for the Play Date Cafe Challenge #69  is green, black and red and there is a beautiful card on the CASE Study #27   for inspiration. I chose the layout of the card for inspiration. I decided to make the dreaded but always needed sympathy card. I rubbed red ink on a glossy panel and embossed the image with black embossing powder. The image and the saying is from Verve. I inked the tag with the red ink. I added a leaf die cut that I have had forever and some flowers and a ribbon. The paper is Basic Grey. I am also entering it into the Allsorts #91-Inspired by Nature. The was fun and challenging to combine these great challenges! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 19, 2011


I have a LOT of favorite House Mouse stamps but my very favorite one is this stamp called Dragonfly-ing. I think that it is because I love dragonflies too! I have created this card for 5 challenges.
House Mouse #89-use your favorite House Mouse Stamp
Inspirational Sketch Challenge #102
Crafts and Me-Time to Spread Your Wings
Just Us Girls #72 -Color challenge-Melon, Aqua and Kraft
Truly Scrumptious #51-Swirls and Pearls

I colored this imgage with distress inks. I cut out the image with Label 4 Spellbinders (that I bought today for 40% off). The papers are Bo Bunny and the saying is Invoke Arts. I added pearls and gem swirls. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Fuzzy Wuzzy February Mid Month Reminder

It is time for  the Mid Month Inspiration at The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge for February! We are sponsored by Tickled Pink Stamps and the winner gets their choice of 2 digital stamps or 1 rubber stamp. They have also added the very cute Mollie Mittens with flower, she is just so cute! Create a project or card with the theme Birthday Wishes and don't forget to use some kind of animal on your project! Go check out the other wonderful projects that my fellow design team members have created to inspire you!

I used this cute digital image by Wags n Whiskers called Let's Party Millie and friends-Ellie and Squeak colored with distress inks. The presents are Queen Kat designs that are embossed with black embossing powder and colored with Copic markers. The saying is a label. The papers came from a kit from Queen Kat Designs and it doesn't have the manufacturer's name on them. The birthday hat also came in the kit. The blue and purple panels were run through th birthday Cuttlebug folder. I added a gem to the present and a sheer, blue ribbon. I added stickles for sparkle. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

What's Cooking?

Last post for the night! I have created this card for 3 challenges.

Color Create Challenge #64-Strawberry, Chocolate and Cream
Just Magnolia #93-Mina's Sketch
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge # 98-Lovin' from the Oven

I colored Tilda with Copic markers. The papers are Scenic Route and Karen Foster. I ran the panels through the Clock, Swiss Dots and Scales embossing folders. The oven and rolling pin are stickers from Crafty Secrets. I added red gems and a red polka dot ribbon. Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

Or this birthday card for my daughter?

I made this birthday card this morning too. I might give this to my daughter instead of the other one. She will be 27 and this card might be more appropriate for an older person. I would like it! I am entering it into 4 challenges.

Play Date Cafe #68-neutrals-there is a beautiful photo on their site for inspiration
ABC Challenge- N is for Neutrals
Get Sketchy # 74
Allsorts #90-It's all about the Sentiment

I love bright colors but sometimes I venture away from my comfort zone and create something different! I love the soft colors from the Play Date Cafe this week. The paper is Paper Pizazz. I attached brown lace to a really light blue and the saying is StampinUp. I added a sheer lace bow, pearls and flowers. Thanks for stopping by!

a birthday card for my daughter

My daughter was born on Valentine's Day! I know that she gets tired of hearts for her birthday but here goes! I did make another one that I am going to post next so I might give her that one instead. We are taking her out for supper tonight so we might have a long wait because of Valentine's Day! I have created this for 6 challenges.

Penny Black #38-Pretty in Pink
Just Us Girls # 71-Spotlight Technique
Friday Sketchers #141
Saturday Challenge #121- a Stamped Flower
Cute Card Thursdays #151-Hearts and Flowers
Penny Black at Allsorts February Challenge-Say it with Flowers

The paper that I used is Daisy D's and Melody Ross for GCD. I cut the hearts using my Spellbinder and Cuttlebug. I embossed the white heart with a folder from StampinUp. The saying is a rub on. I used the Spotlight technique on this Penny Black image. This is a fun technique to do! The border punch and leaves for the flowers are Martha Stewart. I added white daisies. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Sending you love...

If you aren't getting tired of  Valentine/red/pink cards, well here is another one! I have created this card for several challenges.

Stamptacular Sunday #97-Hearts gone Wild
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge#90
Magnolia Down Under #82-Love
Oldie but a Goodie #12-  Add a heart
Creative Inspirations #98  Red, pink and white only
A Spoonful of Sugar #138-Let's see some Love

I colored this Magnolia image with Copic markers. I ran the pink panel through the Cuttlebug heart embossing folder and I don't know the manufacturer of the patterned paper. The saying is stickers and I added red raindrops, red punched leaves, pink flowers and heart gems. Thin red ribbon is strung along the 2 corners of the image. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Help for Katie

Jak Heath is sponsoring a fundraiser for a young Mom who has been diagnosed with stomach cancer. All you have to do is buy some digital stamps that were donated by some generous companies. You can read about it at the Help For Katie website. Then you can enter in the Thank You Card Competition using one of the stamps that you purchased! I used the digital image by Doodle Pantry-BunnyFriends with bear. I colored it with Copic markers and sponged brown ink around the image. The saying is a digital image by Doodle Pantry also. The papers are Ella Blue and I added punched leaves and flowers. I used the sketch at Truly Scrumptious #50  and I am entering it in the Stamp Something-February Digi Day. Thanks for stopping by!

Banish the blues with a funny card!

How's it going? Everyone in the US getting ready to watch the Superbowl? We aren't big football fans but I like the commercials and eating snack foods! I am going to make a pizza and hot wings! I have created this card for 4 challenges!

Cute Card Thursday #150 -Banish the Blues
Friday Sketchers #140
A Spoonful of Sugar #137-a photo inspiration-pink, orange and red
Sir Stampalot-February Challenge-All Creatures Great and Small

This House Mouse image always makes me smile! I colored it with Copic Markers. The pink paper is Pebbles, Inc. The corners are old punches that rounds off the corners and punches hearts at the same time! I added sparkly lips and daisies. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Love is...

This is my second card tonight! I have created this card for 4 challenges.

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #89
Basic Grey #36 -All Heart
Penny Black #137-Love is...
ABC Challenge-N is for Nesties

I colored this cute Penny Black doggie with Copic markers. The saying is printed by my computer. The papers are The Paper Studio and Basic Grey-Lemonade. All of the hearts are Spellbinders Nesties cut with my Cuttlebug and I added a dog bone ribbon and brown pearls. Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hope you are having a great weekend! I have created this card for 5 challenges.

Play Date Cafe #67-bright blue, burgundy, pink and purple
Stampin' for the Weekend #3-St. Valentines Day
Just Us Girls # 70 -a sketch
Allsorts #89-It must be Love, Love, Love...
Saturday Challenge #120-Valentine

These colors were kind of hard to put together but I liked the way this card turned out! The stamp that I used is Inkadinkado. I embossed it with red embossing powder. The saying is Queen Kat Design embossed with light pink embossing powder. I ran the blue panel through the heart embossing folder in the Cuttlebug. The punched border is Martha Stewart. I added lace, a flower and pearls. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge #6-Birthday Wishes

It is time for another Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge! The February challenge is  Birthday Wishes. This month's challenge is sponsored by Tickled Pink Stamps. Kellie has donated a prize of 2 digital stamps or 1 rubber stamp. She also generously gave us our pick of some cute images from Tickled Pink Store. Just use any animal on your card, layout or project and check out the fabulous projects that my fellow Design Team members have created!

I used the Mollie Mittens with Flower digital stamp. The great thing about digital stamps is that you can make them any size that you want! I have made this image a little bigger than usual and colored her with Copic markers. The papers are Daisy D's and KI Memories, Love, Elsie. The saying is rubons added to a foam heart. I added flowers, pearls, a ribbon and a purse charm. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Be Mine

Hi there! Is everyone staying safe and dry and out of the blizzard that is hitting a lot of the US? So far we    had rain here, 10 miles north of here they had sleet and snow! I am glad because I am kind of tired of snow! I have created this card for 2 challenges.

House Mouse Monday #88-Hearts
Friday Sketchers #139 

The papers that I used are KI Memories, Love Elsie, Fancy Pants and The Paper Studio. I colored the House Mouse image with Copic markers. I added sheer ribbon, sparkly hearts and flowers and the saying are sticker letters. Thanks for stopping by!