Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge #8 DT Card

It is time for another Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge! For the Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge #8 April Challenge we a beautiful photo for inspiration for your card or project. Here it is:



We are sponsored by Tickled Pink Stamps.They are offering a fabulous prize to the winner! Kellie also generously provided images for the design team to use. Here is my interpretation of this photo.

I have used a digital image from Tickled Pink Stamps called Lil Fox Sir Rupert Foxalot. You can also get this image in rubber. I colored Sir Rupert with distress inks. I did use Copic markers for the reds in the chair, bow and hatband. I ran the green and orange panels through the Cuttlebug folders and I rubbed brown ink over the orange panels. I also distressed the edges of the saying by sponging brown in around it. The saying is by Tim Holtz. I also used distress inks to color the yellow flowers. I added brown leave and yellow raindrops for the centers. I also added a sheer green bow and a butterfly charm. I used the sketch from the Midnight Madness Sketch #97 so I am entering this card into that challenge.

Go check out The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge and check out the other projects of our very talented design team. We have a new design team member, we want to welcome the very talented Ann to the Fuzzy Wuzzies! All you have to do is use our photo for inspiration for your card or project and use an animal on your card or project and join in the fun!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

a Mothers Day card

Good evening! Hope everyone is having a great weekend! I have created this card for 6 challenges.

Allsorts #96-For a special lady
Stampin' for the Weekend-Mother's day
Sir Stampalot #144-ribbon, rhinestones and flowers
Oldie but a goodie #15-color challenge blue, pink and brown
Stamp Something-Spring Something
Cute Card Thursday #157-a sketch by Deb

This stamp is Inkadinkado and I have had it for about a year and it is colored with Copic markers. The saying is a digital stamp. The papers are Die Cut with a View and The Paper Studio. I added gems, ribbons and flowers. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Make a wish...

Good evening, it is Friday! My high school friends and I meet once a month so that is where I was tonight. We always have a good time together! I created this card earlier and just now getting time to post it. I have created this card for 3 challenges.

Midnight Madness #96
Play Date Cafe #74-purple, blue and white
Flutterby Wednesday # 147

This is a digital stamp from One Stamp at a Time. I colored it with Copic  markers and added glitter to the wings and butterfly. The two small fairies are Queen Kat Designs embossed with black embossing powder. The papers are Creative Imaginations and Anna Griffen. The saying is Recollections embossed with black also. There are pop dots behind the little fairies and the flowers are K&Co. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

New Arrival

I really don't make baby cards very often, which I should! These challenges motivated me to do so!

Oldie But A Goodie #14-For Baby
Just Us Girls #76-Color Challenge-2 shades of blue, yellow and pink
2 Sisters #31-Furry Friends
Spoonful of Sugar #143-Sketch by Sonja

The papers are Paper Pizazz, The Paper Studio, SEI and Frances Meyer. The lamb is by Sandylion. It came in a package of acrylic stamps with several other animals that I have had for about a year. The saying is Stampabilities. I added a ribbon and pearls. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

sweet little bunnies

Last post for the night! I have created this card while watching college basketball, March Madness! The team from Indiana-Butler-is going back to the sweet 16! My nephew goes to college there and he was at the game playing in the pep band. I have created this card for 4 challenges.

Midnight Madness #95
Colour Create #66-green and brown
Penny Black #143-Spring has Sprung
Stamp Something-Something Sweet

I colored this sweet image by Penny Black with Copic markers. The saying is a sticker by Colorbok.I sponged brown ink around the image.  All of the patterned papers are K&Co. I added flowers and leaf punches. Thanks for stopping by!

Find the Joy in the Little Things

I am back already! I created this card this morning for 2 challenges

House Mouse Challenge #91-Welcome Spring
Friday Sketchers #146

I got to bring out this fun Spring House Mouse stamp! I coloried it with Copic markers. The saying is stampin up. The papers are K&Co. I ran the ping panel through the  flower Cuttlebug folder. I added glitter to the raindrops, punched leaves and flowers. Thanks for stopping by!

One Stop Craft Challenge Guest DT card

I have some great news! First I was invited to be a guest designer for the One Stop Craft Challenge Blog #123-Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend and then Shelley invited me to be on the Design Team! It will last for 6 months, I am so excited! Here is my card that I have made for this challenge:

The flapper girl is Queen Kat Designs and the saying is Hero Arts. I embossed the image with black embossing powder and colored it with Copic markers. The paper is Recollections and silver Prism paper. I added a lot of gems! I also added swirls, flowers and punches by Martha Stewart. I am also enter this in the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #102-a sketch and Cute Card Thursday #156-music and dance. Check out the One Stop Challenge Blog and the other talented design team members and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Hot air balloon

It is Friday! This has been a long week, I think adjusting to the time change here, we had to Spring Forward!  I have created this card for 4 challenges.
The Play Date Cafe #73-mustard, burgundy and lilac                                                                                         
The Papercrafting Journey #6  -Up in the Air
ABC Challenge- Q is for Quote
Case Study #31

Here is the card for inspiration at the Case Study by Julee Tillman.
Here is my card:

The patterned paper is Recollections. The balloon stamp is Verve and the saying is Stampscapes, Inc. I cut the bottom of the card with decorative sissors and I cut the balloon with my Spellbinders label with the Cuttlebug. I inked the sides with red ink. I added a sheer ribbon on a ribbon ring and added 2 star pins. I am trying to like this card but I am getting used to making cute cards with a lot of bling! One of those might be coming up! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge Mid Month Reminder

It is time for The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge #7 Mid Month Reminder! For Challenge #7, you are to use this fabulous sketch by our very talented Ingrid, along with an animal on your card or project.

Our generous sponsor this month is Lili of the Valley. You can win a gift voucher for their shop.! Here is my card:

I decided to make a fun  card using a digital image by Michelle Perkett called Cal, The California Surfer Cow. He is colored with Copic markers. I used a technique called Iris Folding for my wave. I had done this in a class but had to refresh my memory and print a pattern from the internet. I used various patterned papers and the patterned paper behind the cow is Making Memories. The saying on the sign is Verve. The kraft paper is stamped with a StampinUp background stamp to look like sand. I added 2 flowers and punches by Martha Stewart. Go check out some of the other cards by my other talented DT members and you have until the end of the month to enter this fun challenge! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Wishing you Sunny Days...

I was going to go to bed and then I had an idea for a card so I got up and made it, now it is almost midnight! Oh, well, it is Sunday tomorrow so I don't have to get up early to go to work! I have created this card for 3 challenges

Magnolia Down Under #87-2nd Birthday Blog Hop-use 2 of something
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #94
Play Date Cafe #72-orange, bright blue and pink

For the Magnolia Down Under Blog Hop, you are supposed to use 2's for their 2nd Birthday. I used 2 patterned papers from Sandylion and KI Memories, 2 seahorses and 2 fish from StampinUp. The saying is Verve. I colored Tilda with Copic markers and added glitter to her wings and bathing suit. I added bling and bubbles. Thanks for stopping by, now I am going to bed!

May your troubles be less...

I love Irish Blessings. This is the only stamp that I have with an Irish Blessing on it and I need to get some more! I have created this card for 5 challenges

Just Us Girls #75  -use the Acrylic Smash Technique
ABC Challenge-P is for Pearls
Case Study #30
Stamp Something-Something Cream and Green
Allsorts #94-Luck O the Irish

Here is the card for inspiration by Julee Tilman.

Here is my card.



I tried a new technique called the Acrylic Smash Technique. You can read about how to do it here. The stamp is My Sentiments Exactly. The paper is Basic Grey. The border punch is Martha Stewart. I added a ribbon, pearls and shamrocks. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

a Spring card

I AM wishing that it was Spring! It has been a dreary, rainy weekend. Here is a spring flower to cheer myself up! I have created this card for 7
 challenges

Stampin' Sisters in Christ #79-a stamped flower
Stamptacular Sunday #101-You Lucky Duck
Stampin' for the Weekend #5-Springtime
Creative Inspirations #101-In the Garden
Flutterby Wednesday #144-use a butterfly, angel or fairy
Truly Scrumptious #52-a sketch
Cute Card Thursday #154-Signs of Spring

This image is StampinUp as well as the saying. I colored the image with Copic markers. The paper is Paper Pizazz. I ran the pink panels through the Cuttlebug Lace embossing folder. I added butterflies and gems. Thanks for stopping by!

You Lift My Spirits


Hope that everyone is having a great weekend! I have created this card for 2 challenges.

House Mouse #90-multi-fold card
Just Us Girls #74-sketch challenge



I just love this House Mouse image! Now don't tell me that you can look at it and not smile! I have made the Just Us Girls sketch into a gatefold card. The paper is Adorn It. The images are Stampabilities and I colored it with Copic markers. I added a polka dotted bow and ran the front blue panel through the Star Cuttlebug folder. I was thinking that I should have decorated the inside blue panels but I want the focus to be on the mouse. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

The Journey is the Reward

I have created another card on this rainy, cold day in Indiana. I have created this card for 2 challenges.

Case Study #29
Basic Grey #39-Wings
Here is the beautiful card by Julee Tilman for inspiration at the Case Study Challenge blog.

Here is my take on this card.
The paper that I have used are Making Memories and Basic Grey-Orange Cream. I cut the labels and the peacock with the Cuttlebug using Spellbinder folders. The saying and flowers on the fan are rubons by Creative Imaginations. I added a button to the middle of the fan. Thanks for stopping by!

Hello to Glamorous You!

Hope that everyone is having a great weekend! It is rainy and gloomy here:( Just perfect for making cards! I have created this card for 5 challenges.

One Stop Craft Challenge #121-Colour Challenge-black, white and one other color
The Play Date Cafe #71-Color Splash-black, white and one other color
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #93
Allsorts #93-a card for a teenager
A Spoonful of Sugar #141-Tags-make a tag or use a tag on your card                               



I have used black and white with a little red for the 2 color challenges.I have created this card with 2 stamps that I have won! The background stamp is by Pixie Collage Stamps and the girl and kitty are by Papermania. The saying is Hero Arts. I colored the girl and kitty with Copic markers. I stamped them twice and cut one and placed it on the on the other. I added red and white ribbon, sparkly gems. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge #7 DT Card

It is time for the March Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge! For this #7 Challenge we are sponsored by the wonderful stamp company Lili of the Valley. The winner gets a gift voucher! To enter the challenge, just use an animal on your card or project and our very talented Ingrid has provided us with this fun sketch to use.





For my card, I have used a Lili of the Valley stamp. Isn't she cute! I colored her with distressed inks. I have just started using them so "bear" with me while I try to get better at using them! The saying is by Hero Arts. The paper is My Minds Eye. I added  punched leaves,lace, ribbon, pearls and flowers by K&CO. Go check out what beautiful creations that my fellow design team members have come up with this month and join in the fun, you have a whole month!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

a Spring card

I hope that everyone is doing well tonite! I have created this card for 4 challenges:

Sir Stampalot March Challenge-Spring is in the Air-use green, pink and yellow
Penny Black at Allsorts March Challenge-Welcome Spring
Penny Black #140 -Pearls and Lace
Cute Card Thursday #153-a sketch by Christine

I colored this cute Penny Black stamp with Copic markers. The papers are The Paper Studio and My Minds Eye. The saying is a seasonal slab by Postmodern Design. I added a lace bow and pearls by Basic Grey and 2 flower brads. Thanks for stopping by!