Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Belles 'n Whistles Tania

Hello!  I hope you've had a great day.  I needed to make a card for my LSS using this Belles 'n Whistles image, Tania Baking, so I decided to use this sketch over at the Belles 'n Whistles Challenge Blog so I could enter my card in their challenge.  Isn't she a cutie patootie?  Reminds me of my daughter when she was little and had long blonde hair.




I colored my image with my Prismacolor pencils and gamsol and distressed the edges of the papers with ink.  I do not do distressing, so this is not something you'll see on my blog very often.  But I thought the soft colors on this card just needed a little something extra, so I decided to distress.  Now, I know, it's very subtle, but that's a big move for me lol!  I added some sheer ribbon and a bow and punched out some flowers and branches.  I used some pearls in my flowers.  For the ticket sentiment, I used Whimsey Sentiments Collection and my Tim Holtz die cut.  I used Gossamer papers by Memory Box.  I love these papers.  The colors are so soft and muted.



I also want to share some news about a sale Kerry is having over at Ladybug Crafts Ink.  If you use the code CB2010 you can save 15% off your total order.  Now, how's that for a great sale?  This offer is good through the end of November, so make sure you scoot over and check out her fantastic selection of stamps.   

Thanks for stopping by!

I'm entering my card in these challenges:

Belles 'n Whistles  -  Sketch
Crazy4Challenges C4C56  -  Bling
Creative Card Crew  -  Bloomin Marvelous
Creative Cottage Challenge #24  -  Bling It On
Incy Wincy Challenge #61  -  Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon Challenge #48  -  Make Your Own Embellishments
One Stitch at a Time #32  -  Anything Goes
Paper Romance #17  -  Handmade Flowers
Sisterhood of Crafters  -  Embellish It
The Shabby Tea Room Week #29  -  Pearls and Pastels
Your Next Stamp Challenge #26  -  Grow Your Own (Flowers)

Stamps:  Belles 'n Whistles - Tania Baking; Whimsey Sentiments Collection - sentiment
Paper:  Memory Box - Gossamer
Other:  Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Sizzix Tim Holtz Ticket Strip die cut, flower punches, MS punch, stickles, glaze pen, ribbon, pearls

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Totally Ladybug Tuesday - Sketch

That's right . . . it's Totally Ladybug Tuesday and the Ladybug Crafts Ink DT is having another challenge among ourselves.  Lisa chose the challenge this week and she decided on a sketch.



I chose to use Puppy Surprise Ruby for my challenge this week.  I colored my image with my Prismacolor pencils and gamsol.  I glittered Ruby's wings and necklace because after all, what's a fairy without some glitter?  Isn't this just the cutest image with that little puppy peeking out of the box?  This image would also be great for a Christmas card. 

Want to see what the other Lovely Ladybugs created with this sketch?  Be sure to check out their blogs:

                              Kerry
                              Lisa
                              Gaelle
                              Hayley
                              Mary J
                              Michele
                              Pinky
                              Sue
                              Tams

Be sure to come back and join us on October 5th.  We're having a Blog Hop to celebrate the release of some new Ladybug Crafts Ink stamps.  All I can say is the new stamps are A - D - O - R - A - B - L - E so you don't want to miss the Blog Hop.  There's also a prize to be won!  Please grab our Blog Hop banner and display it on your blog.  You'll need to have our banner displayed in order to be eligible for the prize.



Thanks for stopping by!

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
Alota Rubber Stamps Challenge #43  -  DIY Flower
Anything Goes Challenge Week #17  -  Cute
CES Challenge #5  -  Animal Antics
Ellephantastic Challenge #13  -  So Charming
Incy Wincy Challenge #61  -  Anything Goes
Let's Ink It Up Challenge #3  -  Favorite Stamp with a Charm
ODBDSLC31  -  Wing It
Paper Sundaes Challenge #37  -  Things with Wings
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturday  -  Stitching
Wild Orchid Challenge #6  -  Ribbons and Bows

Stamp:  Ladybug Crafts Ink Puppy Surprise Ruby
Paper:  October Afternoon
Other:  Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, glitter, glaze pen, Nestabilities, lace, ribbon, charm, punch, flowers

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Just Cute Bears - Swirls & Bling

Over at Just Cute Bears the challenge for this week is "Swirls and Bling".  I'm using a Penny Black image called "Aiming to Please".  With all the gifts he's carrying, someone is going to be very pleased, indeed!


I colored my image with my Prismacolor pencils and gamsol and added some Stardust stickles to the package and the tree on the shopping bag.  I added a little glitter under the bear's feet to look like snow.  My background cardstock is embossed with snowflakes and swirls and I've added little pearls to the centers of the snowflakes. I used my Nestabilities to cut out and mat my image, and added some pretty red flowers, leaves, and pearl "bling" to the flowers.  I used PTI's Mixed Messages for the sentiment and tied it onto my ribbon with a little piece of floss.



Thank you for stopping by.  Be sure to check out the Just Cute Bears Challenge for more inspiration from the  DT.

Stamp:  Penny Black Aiming To Please
Paper:  Bazzill
Other:  Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, embossing folder, Nestabilities, flowers, pearls, glitter, leaf punch, tag punch, floss, ribbon

Friday, September 24, 2010

Enjoy the Moment

I thought I'd make another Christmas card.  This cute little mouse is from Penny Black and the stamp is "Let it Snow".  I love Penny Black images because they're so cute.  Well, OK, I love just about every stamp I ever meet LOL!  My image is an older PB, but have you seen the new Christmas and Halloween PBs?  Oooh, they're adorable.  I used some of last year's BoBunny christmas papers on my card.  I love this paper and really wish I had stacked up on huge amounts of it.  I usually hoard my papers, but not this one.  I used it a lot last year.  I love that shade of aqua with red -- so pretty!


I used my Prismacolor pencils and gamsol to color my image.  I added glaze for the icy patch and some glitter and stickles for the snow.  A little piece of ribbon and a button tied with floss and that was pretty much all it needed.  My sentiment is from my  PTI Mixed Messages set.  Wow, I really do use that set a lot.  I should probably look around for a new set of tiny sentiments.  If anyone has a great set of itty-bitty sentiments you love, let me know where to look so I can check them out.

I want to thank my new followers that have signed up and thank all of you for stopping by!

Stamp:  Penny Black Let It Snow; PTI Mixed Messages
Paper:  BoBunny, Marco's, Bazzill
Other:  Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, paper glaze, glitter, stickles, ribbon, button, floss, Nestabilities

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Beary Big Hugs

I checked out the Belles 'n Whistles challenge this week and saw that it was clean and simple.  Well, I've been wanting to do an all-white card as I think they look so pretty.  So I decided to make an all-white card using one of my new stamps.


I'm using Beary Big Hugs on this card.  Doesn't she look so precious giving her teddy bear a big ole hug?  I colored her with my prismacolor pencils and gamsol.  In order to give my card some texture, I embossed the background and used a Martha Stewart punch on the edges of the cardstock.  I used foam tape between my layers to give it some dimension.  I added a white ribbon and bow and my card was done.  No flowers, no glitter, no pearls, no charm -- hmm, I guess that's why they call it clean and simple lol.  Thanks for stopping by!


I'd like to enter my card in these challenges:
A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge #122  -  Anything Goes
Anything Goes Week 17  -  Cute
Belles 'n Whistles Challenge  -  Clean and Simple
Caardvarks  -  Clean and Simple
Crafty Pad Challenge #89  -  Embossing
Incy Wincy Challenge #60   -  All White
My Time To Craft Challenge #107  -  Kids at Play
ODBDSLC30  -  White and Bright
Papertake Weekly Challenge  -  Animal Magic
Pollycraft Challenge #62  -  Cute and Cuddly
Stamp with Fun Challenge #77  -  Stuffed Animals
Sew Many Challenges SMC#27  -  Embossing

Stamp:  Belles n Whistles Beary Big Hugs
Other:  Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, embossing folder, MS punch, ribbon

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Totally Ladybug Tuesday - Pink Plus One

Do you know what day it is?  It's TLT - Totally Ladybug Tuesday and the Ladybug Crafts Ink DT had a challenge among ourselves.  Kerry, Head Ladybug, chose the challenge for us this week and she chose "pink plus one".  Yes, other than our image, we were only allowed pink plus one other color.  Now I love pink, especially on my cards, so I was really happy when I heard what the challenge was this week.  But after I had my image done and was getting ready to make my card, I had a heck of a time using pink and only one other color.  I guess that's why they call it a "challenge" - huh?  Anyway, here's my card


I used Bathtub Nikki and colored that gorgeous girl and her sweet little dog, Buttercup, with my prismacolor pencils and gamsol.  I added lots of glitter to the soapsuds.  Looks like even Buttercup is going to be smelling pretty by the time Nikki gets done!  I used my Nestabilities to cut out the image and mats.  I used a Martha Stewart around-the-page punch on my pink bazzill paper.  I made my flower from a little piece of fabric and added a couple of buttons and floss, and added some pearls to the corners.  My handmade flower actually matches my cardstock much better IRL than it does in this picture.



Want to see what the other Lovely Ladybugs created?  Be sure you check out their blogs to see all their pretty pink projects.  Wow, try saying that real fast 3 times!

                                                               Kerry
                                                               Lisa
                                                               Gaelle                
                                                               Hayley
                                                               Mary J
                                                               Michele
                                                               Pinky
                                                               Sue
                                                              Tams

Now, if you played in the Ladybug Crafts Ink 1st Blog Hop, you'll want to scoot over to  Kerry's blog to see if you were one of the lucky winners.  Good luck and thanks for stopping by!



I'm entering my card in these challenges:
Alota Rubber Stamps  -  DIY Flower Challenge 43
Aly's Sunday Sketch ASC25  -  Sparkle & Glitter
Ellephantastic Challenge 12  -  Handmade Flower
For Fun Challenges  Glitter, Glitter, Glitter
Glitterbabe's Challenge 12  -  Anything Goes
Keep It Simple  -  Bling It
Scrappy Frogs Challenge  -  Flower Power


Stamps:  Ladybug Crafts Ink Bathtub Nikki, Sentiment (My Favorite Things)
Paper:  Bazzill
Other:  Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, Nestabilities, MS punch, glitter, fabric, buttons, floss, pearls

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Just Cute Bears

This week over at Just Cute Bears the challenge is "Punch It".  This is my first project as a member of their Design Team.  For my card, I chose Butterfly Bear from Stampavie.


I colored my sweet little bear and butterfly with prismacolor pencils and gamsol.  I added some glaze to his eyes and nose and sprinkled Glamour Dust on the butterfly.  I used my EK Success paw print punch for my border.  I love my paw print punch.  My friend Dolly is the one who showed me this punch when it came into our LSS (Simply Scrapbooks) and of course I had to buy it.  Dolly shows me lots of things that I end up buying.  I think Dolly is a bad influence on me, don't you?  (You know I'm kidding, Dolly!)  I used Martha Stewart punches for my butterfly and leaves.  My flowers are by Prima and my sentiment is by Hero Arts.



For more inspiration, check out the fantastic cards the other DT members have created over at the Just Cute Bears Challenge.  Thanks for stopping by!

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
Allsorts Week 70  -  At Least 3 Punches
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 101  -  Anything Goes
The Sweet Stop Challenge SSS74  -  Sketch with a Spin (Mustard Yellow and Deep Red)
Totally Gorjuss Challenge 48  -  Wild Thing

Stamps:  Stampavie Butterfly Bear, Hero Arts (sentiment)
Paper:  Cosmo Cricket, Bazzill
Other:  Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Nestabilities, glaze pen, Glamour Dust, Prima flowers, paw print punch, leaf punch, butterfly punch

Friday, September 17, 2010

Two Cute Bunnies

Aren't these bunnies just the cutest?  This is a Stampavie stamp by Penny Johnson.  I've had this image inked for months and finally found the time to color it today.  I decided to enter Stampavie's current challenge, which is a sketch.  I love playing along in sketch challenges.  I sometimes have a hard time coming up with a layout that I like, so sketch challenges make it much easier for me.


I colored my image with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol, and added liquid applique to their little bunny tales.  I stitched my papers together and added some punched flowers and leaves.  My flowers looked rather plain so I added some pearls to the centers to give them a little sparkle.  I punched my tag with a Martha Stewart punch and stamped it with PTI Mixed Messages.  I'm using SEI's Chick A Doo papers.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
Gingersnap Creations Spicy Supply Challenge GC70  -  Punches
Ooh La La Creations Challenge 62  -  Stripes
Pixie Dust Studio Challenge 40  -  Fur or Feathers
Stampavie SAV Challenge 32  -  A Sketch by Marga
Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge 56  -  Stitching
Stampin' Royalty Challenge 37  -  Stitching Madness
Wild Flower Patch Wednesday WFWC32  -  Stripes

Stamps:  Stampavie Two Cute Rabbits
Paper:  SEI Chick A Doo
Other:  Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, glaze pen, liquid applique, flower punches, branch punch, tag punch, pearls  

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ladybug Crafts Ink Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Ladybug Crafts Ink first ever Blog Hop!  You should have arrived at my blog from Kerry's blog.  If not, please go back and start at Kerry's blog.   

This Blog Hop is to celebrate the first projects made by the new Design Team over at Ladybug Crafts Ink.  We were all given the challenge of using the Nikki Mermaid image in any way we chose.  I haven't seen the other DT cards so I'm just as excited as you to see what they have come up with.

Here's my card


I stamped Nikki Mermaid on watercolor paper and used Distress Inks to color her.  I added some glitter because all mermaids need a little sparkle!  I also gave her some pearl earrings and added some more pearls to my card.  I tied on a ribbon and added a little sand dollar charm to finish my card.

OK, I know you're waiting to find out more about our Blog Hop.  There are 3 prizes to be won.  Each prize will be a stamp from the Ladybug Crafts Ink collection.  So ..... what do you have to do to win?  It's simple .....

1)  Hopefully you will already have the Blog Hop Banner on your side bar to promote our hop.  If not, go to the top of this page and grab it now!  You must display our banner in order to be eligible to win.

2)  You must visit each of the DT blogs and leave a comment on each of their blogs.

3)  At the end of the hop, leave a comment on Kerry's blog.

4)  There is a ladybug hidden somewhere on one of the DT blogs.  Email Lisa at lisa.coe@btinternet.com and tell her where you found the ladybug.  *** The ladybug is in the picture of one of the DT cards***

Winners will be chosen at random from 3 of the DT blogs.  The Blog Hop starts today, September 14th, and ends at midnight (UK time), on Sunday, September 19th.  The winners will be announced on Kerry's blog on Tuesday, September 21st.  Good luck and have fun!

Your next stop on the hop is Gaelle's blog.

Thanks for stopping by!


I'm entering my card in these challenges:
Aly's ASC25  -  Sparkle & Glitter
Craft Your Days Away Challenge 3  - Girly and Glitter
Crafty Calendar Challenge 12  -  Blue
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #39  -  Whateva
Gingerloft Challenge #1  -  Anything Goes
My Time to Craft Challenge #106  -  Jewelled
Our Daily Bread Design Challenge 29  -  Sparkle
Paper Sundaes Challenge 35  -  Minimum of 3 Different Types of Embellishments (ribbon, pearls, charm)
Stamp It Crazy Challenge #5  -  Girly Girl Card

Stamp:  Ladybug Crafts Ink - Nikki Mermaid
Paper:  My Mind's Eye (Surf's Up), Bazzill
Other:  Distress Inks, edge punch, Nestabilities, pearls, glitter, ribbon, charm

A Friend Touches Your Heart

I love this sentiment.  I've had it for ages and it's one of my favorites.  And it's so true, isn't it?  Friends truly do touch your heart.  I think that's why I love this sentiment so much. 



Denami Designs Rubber Stamps is having a color challenge and I wanted to enter.  Unfortunately, my Denami stamps are for special occasions -- like Christmas and Halloween.  Since their color challenge is white, black and magenta, I didn't think my Denami stamps would work very well.  So I decided to use this sentiment and make it the focal point of my card.  

I used my embossing folder to give the white background some texture.  I used my Nestabilities to cut out my sentiment layers.  I added some ribbon and a bow.  Then I punched out my flowers and added a little pearl to the center.  Easy peasy, huh?  Since this was such a simple card, I decided to dress up the inside of it, too.


Thanks for stopping by!

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #29  -  Clean and Simple
Denami Design Color Challenge #4  -  White, Black, and Magenta
Lexi's Creations Challenge #22  -  Flower Power
Paper Romance Challenge #15  -  Clean and Simple
Pixie Dust Studio Challenge #39  -  In Between The Newsprint
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #47  -  Flower
Totally Papercrafts Challenge #33  -  Let's Go Dotty

Stamp:  Verses Rubber Stamp
Paper:  Bazzill
Other:  Nestabilities, embossing folder, ribbon, flower punches, pearl
 

Monday, September 13, 2010

Just a Reminder

I just wanted to remind everyone that our Ladybug Crafts Ink Blog Hop starts tomorrow at 9:00 am.  Don't miss it as there will be chances to win stamps.  Be sure you start the blog hop on Kerry's blog.  And also make sure you have our Blog Hop Banner posted on your blog.  You can grab our banner above.  See you in the morning!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

A Kitty For Sue

I made this card for Sue, one of the lovely team members on the Ladybug Crafts Ink DT.  Sue is trying to help raise money for Ovarian Cancer Research.  Since the wristbands, ribbons, etc. for ovarian cancer are teal, Sue is asking for teal cards.  Sue also has some blog candy that some lucky person can win just for sending her a teal card.  Be sure to check out the scoop on Sue's blog and send her a card if you can.

I used "Mavis Has A Daisy" by Stamping Bella.  I colored Mavis with my Prismacolor pencils and gamsol.    I decided to paper piece her dress and the flower on her head.  I really like paper piecing and I'm not sure why I don't do it more often.  Anyway, I thought this pattern paper by My Mind's Eye would make a much cuter dress than my colored pencils.



I used my pawprint punch by EK Success to punch a strip of teal paper and then ran my piece of white cardstock through my embossing folder to give it some texture.  I added some pearls to the corners of the card and used pearls for my flower centers.



Mary, one of the other lovely team members on our DT always finishes the inside of her cards and let me tell you, the inside is as beautiful as the front of her cards.  It's always a treat to see how she's decorated the inside.  Anyway, I decided to finish the inside of this card.  Not as lovely as Mary's, but I like it.




Thanks for stopping by!

I'm entering my card in these challenges:

A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 120  -  Animal Crackers
Crafty Catz Challenge 49  -  Paper Piecing
Creative Belli Blog Challenge #99  -  Old Stamps
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #39  -  Whateva
Gingerloft Challenge 1  -  Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts Challenge #33  -  Let's Go Dotty


Stamp:  Stamping Bella - Mavis Has A Daisy
Paper:  My Mind's Eye (Surf's Up), Bazzill
Other:  Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, glaze pen, pawprint punch, embossing folder, pearls, nestabilities

Friday, September 10, 2010

Pretty in Purple

This is a card I made for my LSS, Simply Scrapbooks.  The stamps I used are Lady Tilda and Wedding Rose Arch, both by Magnolia.  I watercolored my image using Distress Inks and used some of my favorite Basic Grey paper.  It's a large image so it didn't leave much room for other embellishments.  I added a piece of ribbon and some pretty pearls.  I also added some glitter to her dress and the flowers on the wedding arch.  Thanks for stopping by!




I'm entering my card in these challenges:

Alota Rubber Stamps Challenge #42  -  It's A Fairy Tale
Cowgirl Up Sunday Challenge  -  Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away Challenge #3  -  Girly 'n' Glitter
Crafty Emma's Store Challenge #2  -  Floral Frenzy
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #39  -  Whateva
Gingerloft Challenge #1  -  Anything Goes
My Time to Craft Challenge #106  -  Jewelled
Stamp with Fun Challenge #75  -  Wedding
Your Next Stamp Challenge #24  -  Anything Goes

Stamps:  Magnolia Lady Tilda and Wedding Rose Arch
Papers:  Basic Grey (Kioshi), Bazzill, watercolor
Other:  Distress Inks, glue pen and glitter, ribbon, pearls

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Ladybug Crafts Ink Blog Hop

I have some exciting news to share with you.  The Design Team at Ladybug Crafts Ink is having a blog hop to celebrate their first ever DT projects.  You won't want to miss it!

The blog hop will start on September 14th and there are prizes to be won along the hop.  We would love it if you would display our blog hop banner on your blog (as either a post or in your sidebar), as only those displaying the banner will be eligible to win a prize.

So be sure to join us for our fun blog hop where you'll get to check out the DT blogs and their lovely projects, and also have a chance at winning a prize.  See you on September 14th for lots of fun! 

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sweet Thing

This sweet little girl with the ice cream cone is Sweet Kiki La Rue by CC Designs.    I used my Prismacolor pencils and gamsol to color Sweet Kiki.




I think this is the first time I've used lace on one of my cards and I really like it.  I decided to use the lace to make a matching embellishment.  I just sewed a stitch along the edge of a piece of the lace, gathered it into a circle, glued a little Prima flower in the middle, and it was done.  Just don't tell my hubby that I know how to use a needle and thread lol!  I made my own stick pins using some beads that I've had forever.  I used my Martha Stewart punches for the scallop border and the heart, which you can barely see since I covered most of it with flowers and stick pins.



The greenery and little butterfly were also punched with Martha Stewart punches.  Hmm, can you tell that Martha seems to get a lot of my money?  And, that is not a good thing!  I added some stickles to the ice cream and used the glaze pen on her eyes.  I put some tiny little pearls on her dress, shoes, and the butterfly.  Wow, were those little pearls hard to hold onto.  I added some larger pearls to the corners and  my card was done.



 Thanks for stopping by!

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
Alice in Wonderland Chapter 29   -  Shine and Sparkle
All That Scraps Weekly Wednesday Challenge  -  Lace
Alphabet Challenge Blog  -  S for Scallops
Cowgirl Up Sunday Challenge  -  Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away Challenge #3  -  Girly 'n' Glitter
Craft Your Passion Challenge #22  -  Recipe
Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight Challenge  -  Glitter & Sparkle
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 128  -  Material Girl
Die Cut Dreams Challenge #64  - Pearls & Lace
Fab 'n Funky Challenge 38  -  Living in a Material World
Fairy Fun Friday Challenges Week 34  -  Pearls & Lace
Gingerloft Challenge #1  -  Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations Challenge #22  -  Flower Power
One Stitch At A Time Challenge #29  -  Blooms, Butterflies, Bling
Papertake Weekly Challenge  -  Just The One (Butterfly)
Simon Says Challenge  -  Pearls and Lace
Stamp Something Weekly Challenge  -  Something Cute
The Craft Den Anything Goes Challenge Week 14  -  Say it with Flowers
WhoopsiDaisy September Challenge  -  Pile on the Flowers
Wild Orchid Challenge 5  -  Pearls & Pins

Stamps:  CC Designs Sweet Kiki La Rue
Paper:  October Afternoon Fly A Kite, Bazzill
Other:  Prismacolors, Gamsol, cotton lace, Prima flowers, MS punches, stick pens, beads, pearls, glaze pen, stickles

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Peek A Boo . . .

. . . I see you.  Doesn't it look like these little bunnies are playing a game of peek-a-boo?  This is a Penny Black stamp that I've had for several months.  I decided it was time to get some ink on this little cutie!  I have so many stamps that have never seen ink but yet I keep buying more.  Why is that?     




I colored my image using Distress inks and my watercolor brushes.  I added some grass to the image with a Prismacolor pencil.    I stitched my cardstock layers together and added some ribbon and a little butterfly charm.  I recently bought a Joy Crafts flower diecut at a stamping convention so I used that to make my flowers.  I used my Martha Stewart punches for the white around my flowers and also for the little birthday tag.  These little buttons have been in my stash forever and so has my pattern paper.  The paper is by SEI and it's from their Chick A Doo line.  I used PTI Mixed Messages for my sentiment.  I really like that set of sentiments.  It seems to have a little something for every occasion and when I need something small, I always seem to reach for that set.   






Thanks for stopping by!

I'm entering my cards in these challenges:

A Crafty Little Place Challenge 54  -  Anything Goes
ABC Challenge  -  C is for Charms
Creative Cottage Challenge 22  -  Celebrations
Fab 'n Funky Challenge 38  -  Living in a Material World
MelJen's Designs Challenge 23  -  Stripes
My Sheri Crafts Challenge 21 Labor Day  -  Anything
Our Daily Bready Designs ODBDSLC28  -  Forgotten Embellishments (Buttons)
Paper Play Challenges Week 35  -  In Stitches
Paper Playtime Challenge 14  -  Old MacDonald Had A Farm E I E I O
Paper Romance PRC14  -  Furry Friends
Penny Black at Allsorts September Challenge  -  Punch Away
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 37  -  Happy Birthday
Pollycraft Challenge 59  -  Add A Little Nature
Sketch and Stash Challenge 43  -  My Stash (new Joy Crafts flower diecut)
Speedy The Cat's Friends Challenge 19  -  Use 5 of something (5 flowers)
Stamp Something Challenge  -  Something Cute
Stampin B's Challenge 74  -  Use a Charm
Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge 54  -  Metal
Totally Papercrafts Challenge 32   -  Charming
Your Next Stamp Challenge 24  -  Anything Goes


Stamp:  Penny Black Peek-A-Bunny, PTI Mixed Messages
Paper:  SEI, watercolor
Other:  Distress inks, ribbon, charm, Joy Crafts diecut, MS punches, buttons

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Shop Till You Drop

Looks like this little lady is celebrating by going shopping.  And she must have plenty of money to spend because she has lots of bags on her arm.  This image is a Lili of the Valley  image (Born To Shop).  I wanted to get this card finished in time to enter it into the Lili of the Valley challenge but life got in the way and I missed the cutoff for their challenge.   



I used my distress inks to color my image and added glitter to her dress and hairbow.  I put glaze on her sunglasses but I don't think it really shows in the picture.  I used a Martha Stewart butterfly punch and added some pearls.


I also added a pearl in the larger flower for some bling and tied on a sweet little sentiment from the  Papertrey Ink Mixed Messages stamp set.  I punched out my sentiment using a Martha Stewart punch.  I love the size of these little tags.



Thank you for stopping by!

I'm entering my card in these challenges:

A Crafty Little Place Challenge #54  -  Anything Goes
Alice in Wonderland Chapter 28  -  Little Girl Theme
Aly's Sunday Sketch  -  Pretty in Pink
Challenge Up Your Life #26  -  Celebrations
Clearly Inspired Challenge #16  -  Cute and Fuzzy
Cowgirl's Sunday Challenge  -  Flowers
Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight Challenge  -  Glitter & Sparkle
Creative Cottage Challenge #22  -  Celebrations
Crafty Pad Challenge 86  -  Simply Pearls
Cuttlebug Challenge Be Inspired #99  -  My Pink Stamper
Just Cute Bears Challenge 32  Embossing
Magical Monday Challenge #3  -  Flowers
One Stitch At A Time Challenge 28  -  Girlie
Our Daily Bread Design ODBDSLC27  -  Texture It
Papertake Weekly Challenge  -  Just The One (Butterfly)
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 37  -  Happy Birthday
Stamp and Create Challenge #4  -  Flowers
Teddy Stampers Challenge #18  -  Sketch
Whoopsi Daisy September Challenge  -  Pile on the Flowers


Stamps:  Lili of the Valley Born To Shop, PTI Mixed Messages
Paper:  Bazzill, watercolor
Other:  Distress Inks, embossing folders, paper glaze, glitter, Nestabilities, Martha Stewart punches, pearls, flowers