Wednesday, March 30, 2011

My Friend Kitty

Hello peeps!  It's Wednesday so that means it's time to share a new Simply Sassy card with you.



I used My Friend Kitty today.  Isn't she just the cutest?  I love her smile and chubby cheeks.  I colored her with my copics and colored pencils and used a glaze pen on her buttons.  I added some ribbon and a little cat charm and finished it off with some flowers.  My papers are My Mind's Eye.  I just love their latest papers and seem to be using them a lot lately ... hope you're not sick of them yet LOL!


If you would like to check out My Friend Kitty and all her sassy friends, you can find them at Funky Kits.  Don't forget we're having a Simply Sassy Blog Hop that starts on Friday, April 1, so be sure to stop by.


Thank you for stopping by today.  I do appreciate it and I love reading your kind comments.

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
Amber's Crafts and Stuff Challenge 3  -  April Flowers
Creative Belli Challenge  -  Think Seamstress
Your Next Stamp Challenge 39  -  Stitching

Stamp:  Sugar Nellie Simply Sassy - My Friend Kitty
Paper:  My Mind's Eye; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, EK Success paw print border punch, ribbon, charm, flowers, buttons, Glaze pen

Amber Ink - Get Sketchy

Good morning to all of you.  It's Wednesday so that means we're halfway to the weekend ... yeah!  This week Amber Ink is the sponsor over at the  Get Sketchy Challenge Blog.



I used Amber Ink's Wee Bee Pollinating and Bee Mine Saying for my card today.  I colored the image with copics and colored pencils and added a little touch of StarDust stickles to the small bee's wings and the heart.  This was such a fun and easy card to make.  You can find all the Amber Ink images here.   I'm entering my card in the  Get Sketchy challenge this week and I hope you find some time to play along with us.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Digi Images:  Amber Ink Wee Bee Pollinating and Bee Mine Saying
Paper:  American Crafts; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, StarDust Stickles, Martha Stewart border punch

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Ladybugs are Making Flowers

Good morning to all of you.  Since it's Tuesday that means we have a new challenge for you over on the Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog.  This week our lovely March guest designer, Amanda, chose the theme and she asked that we make our own flowers


I used Shopping Nikki and colored her with copics and colored pencils.  I used a metallic pen on her jacket buttons and belt buckle, and  paper-pieced her shopping bags  I used a Fiskars border punch and added some ribbon.  I made my flowers with my EK Success flower punches and added a pearl inside each one. 



Be sure to stop by the Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog to see what the super-talented DT created this week.  I hope you find time to make your own flowers and play along in our challenge this week.  Remember, you can find Shopping Nikki and all the other fantastic Ladybug Crafts Ink stamps here.

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.  I hope you can stop by again tomorrow as I'll have another card to share with you.

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge  -  Paper Piecing
2 Sisters Challenge 32  -  Make Your Own Embellishments

Stamp:  LCI - Shopping Nikki
Paper:  My Mind's Eye; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, metallic pen, EK Success flower punches, Fiskars border punch, ribbon, pearls

Monday, March 28, 2011

Friends Fur-ever

Good morning friends.  I hope you had a fantastic weekend.  Mine was pretty quiet but I have lots of DT cards due this week so that kept me pretty busy.  After having a couple of really nice, warm days last week, our temperatures dropped again and it was really cold this weekend.  Perfect weather for working on cards, right?

Since it's Monday that means there's a new challenge over at the Pollycraft Challenge Blog.  Their challenge this week is friends.  Sadly, this is my last week as a guest designer with Pollycraft.  It has been so much fun designing with their adorable images and Paula, the owner, is a dream to work with.  So I just want to thank Paula and her amazing DT for letting me play along with them this month.  So, here's the card I made for this challenge:



I used Spring Things - Blossoming Friendship and colored with copics and colored pencils.  I added StarDust stickles to the flowers in the trees.  I used some Glossy Accents on the dog's eyes and nose, and the bird's beak and feet.  I love these bright cheery papers from Echo Park.  They make me think of spring ... which I hope will soon be here!



Please be sure to drop by the Pollycraft Challenge Blog to see what the talented DT girls have created this week.  I hope you find some time to play along in their challenge.

Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit.

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
Card Makin' Mamas Challenge 17  -  Animals
CES Challenge 29  -  Die Cut Crazy
Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge 52  -  Ribbon & Bows
Pixie Cottage Challenge 62  -  Sketch and/or Sparkle
Sentimental Sundays Challenge 48  -  Cute & Cuddly
Southern Girls Challenge  -  Add an Animal
Totally Papercrafts Challenge 59  -  Cuddly & Cute
Your Next Stamp Challenge 38  -  Make it Sparkle

Stamp:  Pollycraft - Spring Things - Blossoming Friendship; Inky Antics (sentiment)
Paper:  Echo Park; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Glossy Accents, StarDust Stickles, ribbon, button, MFT cloud die, EK Success punch, Nestabilities

 

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Amber Ink - Etsy Inspired

Good morning to all of you.  Did you know that Amber Ink is the sponsor over at the Etsy Inspired Challenge this week?  This week we're heading over to Fresh Metal Jewelry for our inspiration.  Stop by and check them out because they have some gorgeous designs.


This  beautiful piece was the inspiration for my card.


And here's my card.  OK, I know sometimes my mind works in strange ways.  Who else would look at that lovely necklace and be inspired to make a card with a turtle lol!  Anyway, I used  Curious Turtle  and colored her using my copics and colored pencils.  I added some Stardust stickles to the hearts.  I used some ribbon and added some flowers.  I hope you can play along in their challenge this week.

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

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
Crafts and Me Challenge  -  Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew  -  No Stamps
Delightful Challenges  -  Delightful Pastels & Ribbon
Do You Stack Up #12  -   Shine On
Little Claire's Challenge 3  -  Pink and Green
Pattie's Creations Challenge 18  -  Flowers

Image:  Amber Ink - Curious Turtle with heart shell
Paper:  DCWV
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, Stardust Stickles, Glossy Accents, Fiskars punch, ribbon, flowers

Friday, March 25, 2011

Simply Sassy News


I hope you can join the Simply Sassy Design Team for some fun and inspiration. 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

I'm Sorry ...

Hello friends.  Today is Thursday so that means we have a new challenge over at the Meljen's Designs Challenges and Inspiration Blog.



I used Makeup Brush on my card and colored it with copics and colored pencils.  I stitched all my papers and used my nestabilities to cut out my image.  I applied some Angel Wings Shimmerz to the powder in the compact to give it just a hint of sparkle.  Then I added lots of StarDust stickles to the brush handle and the compact.  I used more of my MME Stella and Rose paper (I absolutely love these new papers) and added a few matching buttons.  I added a little bow and tied on a tag that I punched out with my Martha Stewart tag punch.


I finished the inside of my card with Nail Polish, which was also colored with copics and colored pencils.  I added some StarDust Stickles to the nail polish and added Glossy Accents to the brush handle.  My sentiment is computer-generated.  I used a Fiskars punch for the border.


Here's the latest Meljen's Designs release.  You can find these cute images and all the Meljen's Designs over at Whimsy Stamps.  Please be sure to stop by the Meljen's Designs Challenges and Inspiration Blog to see what the other super-talented DT have created this week.  I hope you have time to play along in our challenge this week.


Thank you so much for stopping by.

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
Crafts and Me Challenge 27  -  Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge 111  -  In Stitches
Crafty Pad Challenge 113  -  Use a Digi
Creative Card Crew  -  No Stamps
Digital Tuesday Challenge 103  -  Button Up
My Partners in Crafting Crime Challenge 23  -  3 or more Buttons
Totally Gorjuss Challenge 72  -  Button It

Stamp:  Meljen's Designs - Makeup Brush, Nail Polish
Paper:  My Mind's Eye - Stella and Rose; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Prismacolor and Caran d'Ache colored pencils, Gamsol, Angel Wings Shimmerz, StarDust stickles, Glossy Accents, Nestabilities, MS tag punch, ribon, floss, buttons

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Luv a Latte

Hello friends!  I hope you're having a fun week so far.  Only a couple more days till the weekend ... yeah!  We've been having some beautiful weather here.  Our weather report keeps calling for rain but so far we've been extremely lucky and most of it has missed us.  I am so ready for spring, how about you?  



I have a new card to share with you today.  I used Sugar Nellie's Simply Sassy Luv a Latte today and colored her using my copics and colored pencils.  No glitter or stickles on this one, can you believe it?  I've stitched my papers and added some lace, butterflies and a heart doily.  I stippled my doily with distress inks to tone down the bright white color.  I also added a little distress ink to my butterflies, along with a little pearl on each one.  I made a lace rosette and topped it with a couple of buttons.  I've cut out my sassy girl and popped her up on dimensionals.  You can find my cutie pie and all her sassy friends over at Funky Kits


Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit.

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
ABC Challenge  -  Q is for Quilting/Sewing

Anything Goes Challenge  -  Make Your Own Embellishments
Clear it Out Challenge 2  -  Buttons
Crafty Creations #111  -  In Stitches
Creative Craft Challenges  -  Lacey Lovelies
Lollipop Crafts Challenge 31  -  Butterflies
My Time To Craft Challenge 133  -  Ladies Day
Paper Cutz Challenge 83  -  Your Choice
Papertake Weekly Challenge  -  It's a Mom Thing/Nice & Girlie
Totally Gorjuss Challenge 72  -  Button It
Totally Papercrafts Challenge 58  -  Add Buttons

Stamp:  Sugar Nellie Simply Sassy - Luv a Latte
Paper:  Basic Grey Marjolaine; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, lace, doily, MS butterfly punch, pearls, buttons, distress ink

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

You Set My Heart A Flutter

       Please scroll down to view my earlier LCI post

Hello friends and thanks for stopping by.  Today I get to share my very first Amber Ink project with you. 


I used "You set my heart a flutter" and colored it using my copics and colored pencils.  I added some Glamour Dust to the heart and butterfly, and added a bit of ribbon to finish it off.  This image was so easy and fun to color.  I can see using this image for Valentine's Day, an anniversary card, or to make a card for that "special" someone in your life.  


Be sure to stop by the blogs of the other torch bearers to check out their amazing work:
          Amy
          Jana
          Mandi
          Tammy

You can find my image and all the other adorable Amber Ink images here.  Thank you so much for stopping by today.

I'd like to enter my card in these challenges:
Incy Wincy Challenge 86  -  Embossing
Paper Sundaes Challenge 61  -  Embossing
Sentimental Sundays Challenge 47  -  Let's Get Sentimental
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge 103  -  Are You Talking To Me?

 Stamp:  Amber Ink - You Set My Heart A Flutter
Paper:  Bazzill
Other:  Copics, colored pencils, gamsol, nestabilities, Glamour Dust, embossing folder, Martha Stewart punch, ribbon

Totally Ladybug Tuesday Challenge #20

Hi everyone!  Today is Tuesday so that means it's time for another Totally Ladybug Tuesday Challenge.  Our lovely Gaelle selected the challenge this week and she is asking that we go monochromatic.  I really struggled with trying to create something using only one color family, so this was not an easy challenge for me.  But in the end, I think Nikki looks rather lovely, if I do say so myself lol!  


I used Winestool Nikki on my card.  I colored her with copics and colored pencils.  I used lots of Glamour Dust to make her dress and matching shoes sparkle.  I guess I thought she needed lots of glitter so she didn't look too drab with the beige/brown color combo.  I also added some sparkle to her glass.  I used my MS punch for the branches and my flowers were made using EK Success punhes.  I added some pearls to finish my card. 


Be sure to stop by the Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog to check out the amazing work by the DT, and I hope you find time to play along in our challenge.  You can find all the wonderful LCI stamps, felt, ribbon, buttons, and more over in the shop

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
Charisma Cardz Challenge 11  -  To 'Die' For
Cupcake Craft Challenge 134  -  Monochromatic
Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge 51  -  Anything Goes
Let's Ink It Up Challenge 11  -  Diecuts/Punches
My Sheri Crfts Challenge 49  -  Monochromatic

Stamp:  Ladybug Crafts Ink - Winestool Nikki
Paper:  Bo Bunny Double Dots; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, colored pencils, gamsol, Glamour Dust, MS branch punch, EK Success flower punches, Fiskars border punch, pearls

Monday, March 21, 2011

I'm Carrying a Torch!

    (Please scroll down to see my Pollycraft post)



Hello everyone.  I have some exciting news to share with you.  I was asked to carry the torch for Amber Ink this month.  The awesome Cheryl (She Stamps by Cheryl) passed her torch on to me.  A huge thank you to Cheryl for giving me this fantastic opportunity!  Be sure to stop by Cheryl's blog as she always has such beautiful designs to share.  

I'm carrying the torch along with some fabulous girls:
          Amy
          Jana
          Mandi
          Tammy

Amber Ink has a fantastic selection of digi stamps, clear stamps, and also digi papers.  I've been having so much fun playing with them, so do stop by the shop to check them out.  Also, please stop by the Amber Inklings Blog and meet the other Torch Bearers that I'm running with this month.

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.  I hope you find time to drop by tomorrow as I'll have my first AmberInk project to share.

Pollycraft Challenge #85

Hello friends.  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  We had some fantastic weather over the weekend but unfortunately, that's suppose to come to an end.  According to our local weather report, we're now looking at rain for the next few days ... instead of working on cards I guess I'd better start building an ark lol!  Anway, since I don't think you stopped by for a weather report, I'll move on to my card.

Today is Monday so that means there's another fantastic challenge over at the Pollycraft Challenge Blog.  The theme this week is Swirls and Pearls and I thought the beautiful  Clover Dancing with Dragonflies would be perfect for this theme. 


I colored my image with copics and colored pencils and added some Glamour Dust to her wings, the dragonfly, and some of the flowers.  I used my embossing folder to make the swirls on my cardstock and cut out my image with my nestabilities.  I added ribbon and a bow, some pearls, and a little red flower to finish my card.


Please be sure to stop by the Pollycraft Challenge Blog to see all the beautiful work by their DT.  I hope you find the time to play along in the challenge this week.  You can find Clover Dancing with Butterflies and all the other beautiful Pollycraft images over in the Pollycraft Shop.
 
Thank you so much for stopping by.

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
Anything Goes Challenge  -  Die Cuts
Charisma Cardz Challenge 11  -  To "Die" For
Crafty Pad Challenge 113  -  Use a digi
Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge 51  -  Anything Goes
Do You Stack Up DYSU#11  -  Add a Bow
Little Miss Muffet Challenge 5  -  Brads, gems, or pearls
Paper Sundaes Challenge 61  - Embossing
Your Next Stamp Challenge 38  -  Make it Sparkle

Stamp:  Pollycraft - Lilibean Fairies Clover Dancing with Dragonflies
Paper:  Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Glamour Dust, Nestabilities, ribbon, pearls, flower, embossing folder

Saturday, March 19, 2011

A Spring Wedding

Hello peeps.  I hope you're having a fabulous weekend!  I have a wedding card to share with you today. 



I used Magnolia's Bride and Bridesmaid and Romantic Sunset stamps.  I colored the images with my distress inks.  I cut out the bride and bridesmaid and popped them up on dimensionals.  I used glitter on the bride, bridesmaid, butterflies, flowers, and shells.  I added some ribbon and a bow and placed some pearls in the corners.  I kept my card simple so that the focus was on the image rather than a lot of embellishments.


Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
Alota Challenge 55  -  St Patrick's Day
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge  -  Going Green
Creatalicious Challenge 20  - Two Colors
Creative Card Crew  -  Green
Delightful Challenges  -  Delightful Green Challenge
Do You Stack Up DYSU#11  -  Add a Bow
Dream Valley Challenge 2  -  New Beginnings
Fab 'n Funky Challenge 64  -  All Things Green
Guylou's Inimitability Challenge  -  I See Dots
Paper Cutz Challenge 83  -  Your Choice
Pixie Cottage Challenge 61  -  Sketch and/or Green

Stamps:  Magnolia - Bride & Bridesmaid; Romantic Sunset
Paper:  American Crafts - Letterbox; Bazzill
Other:  Distress inks, glitter, ribbon, pearls

Thursday, March 17, 2011

A Little Love

Happy Thursday to all of you.  Since it's Thursday, that means we have a new challenge for you over on the Meljen's Designs Challenges and Inspiration Blog.  Our challenge this week is to use dots.  Now, how easy is that?


I decided to use Little Love Duck today.  I love the heart in his mouth and his big old boots ... he's so cute.  I used copics and colored pencils and added StarDust stickles to the heart and Glossy Accents to his beak.  I cut out Little Love Duck and popped him up on some cardstock that I embossed with my Swiss Dots embossing folder.  My heart border was made with my Martha Stewart punch.  I used one of the yo-yo flowers I made for my tutorial here.  My layout is a sketch from The Sweet Stop.


Here's the latest release from Meljen's Designs.  You can find all the Meljen's Designs images over at Whimsy Stamps.  Be sure to stop by the Meljen's Designs Challenges and Inspiration Blog to check out the fantastic cards made by the talented DT.  I hope you find the time to play along in our challenge this week.


I'm entering my card in these challenges:
Alota Ruber Stamps Challenge 55  -  St Patrick's Day
ABC Challenge  Q is for Quotes
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 41  -  Fabric
Creative Cottage Challenge 35  -  Spring Has Sprung
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Challenge  -  Spring Has Sprung
The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge  -  Sketch

Thank you so much for stopping by today. 

Stamps:  Meljen's Designs - Little Love Duck; Hero Arts (sentiment)
Paper:  We R Memory Keepers; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, StarDust stickles, Glossy Accents, Swiss Dots embossing folder, Martha Stewart border punch, yo-yo flower

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Bedtime Snuggles

Hello friends and happy Wednesday!  I have a new Simply Sassy card to share with you today.


This is Bedtime Snuggles, one of Sugar Nellie's newer Simply Sassy images.  Isn't she gorgeous?  I love her beautiful hair and those bunny slippers are just the cutest.  She was so much fun to color.  I used copics and colored pencils.  I added a touch of Glamour Dust to the heart on her hairbow.  I used my MFT die for the flowers and added a little pearl to each one.  I added some ribbon, a bow and a little charm with the moon and a star.  I always see the most beautiful flourishes on everyone's cards.  I had a really hard time trying to figure out how to use these flourishes but I guess they look OK.  Maybe practice makes perfect?  Thank you, Dolly, for loaning me your flourishes die.


I don't normally use a lot of orange in my cards.  But when I saw these new MME Stella and Rose papers at my LSS, Simply Scrapbooks, I fell in love with them ... and I bought quite a few of them.  So, you will probably be seeing more orange cards on my blog.  But hey, at least I'm not hoarding this paper lol!

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
Alphabet Challenge  -  Stripes
Anything Goes  -  Diecuts Challenge
Daring Cardmakers  -  Home Baked
Little Claire's Challenge 2  -  Flowers
Our Creative Corner  -  Fabulous Fabric
Papertake Weekly  -  Triple Tastic

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.

Stamp:  Sugar Nellie Simply Sassy - Bedtime Snuggles (can be purchased at Funky Kits)
Paper:  MME Stella and Rose; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, MFT scallop border die, MFT rolled flower die, Quickcutz flourishes die, Glamour Dust, pearls, ribbon, Glossy Accents, fleece, charm

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Totally Ladybug Challenge #19

Happy Tuesday to all of you.  Yes, it's Tuesday so that means we have a brand new challenge for you over at Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog.  It was the lovely Michele's turn to pick our challenge this week and she chose white on white


I used BFF Phoebe for my card.  Isn't she cute with all the curly hair?  And she has the sweetest smile.  Anyway, I colored her with copics and colored pencils.  I added a little Glamour Dust and cut her and my frame with the Blossom nestabilities.  My background is embossed and I've added pearls in each corner and a pearl in each flower.  Very simple and clean.


Please be sure you stop by the Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog and check out all the beautiful work by the amazing DT.  I hope you find time to play along in our challenge this week.  You can find BFF Phoebe and all the other LCI stamps here.


Thank you for stopping by today.

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
Daring Cardmakers  -  Home Baked
Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge 50  -  Pearls
Fab 'n Funky Challenge 63  -  Make it Girly
Secret Crafter Challenge 125  -  Flowers for Mum
Let's Ink It Up Challenge 10  -  Embossing
Little Claire's Challenge 2  -  Flowers
One Stitch at a Time Challenge 53  -  Glitter & Gems
One Stop Craft Challenge  -  Clean and Simple
ODBDSLC52 Anniversary Challenge  -  Leather or Pearls
Paper Sundaes Challenge 60  - Keep it Simple

Stamp:  LCI - BFF Phoebe
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Nestabilities, Swiss Dots embossing Folder, Martha Stewart branch and tag punches, EK Success flower punches, pearls, Glamour Dust

Monday, March 14, 2011

Pollycraft Monday

Hello peeps!  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  It was cold and very windy here but at least the sun was shining!  I had such a nice and relaxing weekend.  I spent the day Friday with a stamping friend and and we just talked and stamped.  Then we went out to a nice restaurant for lunch.  Then on Saturday my monthly painting group met and we had a carry-in for lunch.  So we talked and painted ... and ate.  Hmm, sounds like a weekend full of talking and eating, doesn't it?  Anyway, it was a nice weekend.

So, it's Monday ... and that means it's time for a new challenge over at the Pollycraft Challenge Blog.  The theme this week is teens.


I used Jerry Kisses - Drummer on my card.  Isn't he too cute?  Makes me think of my 5 year-old grandson.  Hubby and I bought him a drum set and he loves to play them.  Of course, we are smart grandparents ... we sent the drumset home with him to his house lol!  I'm sure our daughter really appreciates that.  Anyway, you can find him (the image, not my grandson) in the Pollycraft Shop


I used my copics and colored pencils to color him and his drums.   I used some Rock Candy Stickles on the star on his drums.  I wrapped some cappuccino twine around my card and tied it off with a button.  Since it's a card for a boy I didn't want to add a lot of embellishments.  Paula carries a whole line of Jerry Kisses images that are perfect for male  cards so you may want to stop by her shop and check them all out.  Be sure to stop by the Pollycraft Challenge Blog to check out the fabulous projects by the talented DT.  I hope you find time to play along in the challenge this week. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
CES Challenge 27  -  Men Only 
Crafty Pad Challenge 112  - Buttons
Incy Wincy Challenge 85  -  For the Boys
Little Miss Muffet Challenge 4  -  DP
Ooh La La Creations Challenge 75  -  It's a Man Thing
Simon Says Stamp  -  Anything Goes

Stamp:  Pollycraft - Jerry Kisses Drummer
Paper:  MME Stella and Rose; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Sakura Jelly Roll metallic pen, The Twinery twine - cappuccino, Clear Rock Candy Stickles, buttons

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Meljen's Designs Challenge 49

Happy Sunday to all of you.  I hope you've been enjoying your weekend.  We have a new challenge for you over at the Meljen's Designs Challenges and Inspiration Blog.  With St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, the theme for our challenge this week is green.


I used Little Shamrocks on my card and colored them with copics and colored pencils.  I used my Fiskars border punch and my nestabilities.  I added some ribbon and a bow and my card was finished.  Here are all the images in Meljen's Designs latest release and you can find them at Whimsy Stamps.

Be sure to stop by the Meljen's Designs Challenges and Inspiration Blog to see what the amazing Design Team has come up with for the green challenge.  I hope you find some time to play along in our challenge this week.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
Allsorts Week 94  -  Luck o the Irish
Card Makin Mamas  -  Something Green
Delicious Doodles Challenge 16  -  Use Green for St Patrick's Day
ECP Challenge 33  -  Color Green
My Sheri Crafts Challenge 48  -  St Patrick's Day
Pattie's Creations Challenge 17  -  Go Green
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge 48  -  Going for the Green
Scrappy Frogs  -  Good Luck
Sew Many Challenges 46  -  St Patrick's Day
Sisterhood of Crafters  -  St Patrick's Day

Stamp:  Meljen's Designs - Little Shamrocks
Paper:  Reminisce Celtic Harp; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Fiskars punch, Nestabilities, ribbon

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Simply Fabulous Darling

Hello friends.  I hope you've had a wonderful week.  Only one more day till the weekend ... yeah!  I have a couple of things to share with you today.  I have a new card to share and I also have a tutorial ... yes, a real tutorial Well, I never ever thought I'd be doing a tutorial.



I used Sugar Nellie's Simply Sassy Fabulous Darling on my card.  Isn't she gorgeous?  I colored her with copics and colored pencils.  I used Glamour Dust on her hairbow, earrings, and shoes.  Don't you just love those shoes?  What I wouldn't have given to have had a pair of those shoes back in the day (no, I'm not saying how many years ago that would have been)!  My butterflies are courtesy of Martha Stewart's punch and I added a little pearl to each one.  I also used Martha's lace heart border punch.  I stitched my papers and distressed them with Antique Linen ink.  The lace is from my stash.  The lovely yo-yo flower was made by me.  OK, I know, pick yourself up off the floor!


So, what and where is my tutorial, you ask?  Well my tutorial gives you instructions and pictures so you can make your own yo-yo flowers.  That's the name of this type of flower ... or at least it's the name I've always heard used for these flowers.  You can find my tutorial here.  And you can find all the Sugar Nellie stamps at Funky Kits.  



And here are some other yo-yo flowers I made.  As you can see, you can make them any color and size that you like.  And they're super easy to make so be sure to check out my tutorial

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
Allsorts Week 93  -  Card for Teenager
Clearly Inspired Challenge 23  -  Color Challenge
Cooking it up with Katie #52  -  Punch me Something Sweet & Sassy
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 41  -  Fabric
Crazy Challenge 57  -  Lovely Ladies
Delightful Challenges  -  Delightful Butterflies
Do You Stack Up DYSU#10  -  Layers
Ellephantastic Challenge 24  -  Cute with a Butterfly
Fab 'n Funky Challenge 63  -  Make it Girly
Incy Wincy Challenge 84  -  Pastel Colors
Little Claire's Challenge 2  -  Flowers
Little Miss Muffet Challenge 4  -  Designer Paper
Sentimental Sundays Challenge 45  -  Pearls and Lace
Simon Says Stamp  -  Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge  -  Use Flowers
The Stamping Boutique Challenge 1  -  Texture, Sparkle, Buttons

Stamp:  Sugar Nellie Simply Sassy - Fabulous Darling
Paper:  Melissa Frances
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Nestabilities, Antique Linen ink pad, Martha Stewart punches, Glamour Dust, pearls, lace, fabric, buttons
   

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Simply Delicious

Hello friends.  I hope you're having a fantastic day.  I have a new Sugar Nellie Simply Sassy card to share with you today.




This is Delicious, from the latest Simply Sassy release.  Isn't she pretty?  I love her chef's hat and those pretty tights she's wearing with the little hearts.  I colored Delicious with copics and colored pencils.  I added some Glamour Dust to sparkle things up a big.  And I used some Glossy Accents on the buttonson her jacket.  I added some candy dots in the corners.  My layout is Lillian's sketch from The Sugar Bowl.  You can find Delicious and all her Sassy friends over at Funky Kits.  If you would like to see some beautiful cards featuring Delicious and all the Sassy girls, check out the Simply Sassy DT Blog.




I want to thank you for stopping by.  Please stop by tomorrow as I have another card to share with you.

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
Fab 'n Funky Challenge 63  -  Make It Girly
Fussy and Fancy  -  Embossing and/or Paper Piecing
Let's Ink It Up Challenge 10  -  Show us your Embossing
Wild Orchid Challenge 18  -  Anything Goes
The Sugar Bowl Challenge 54  -  Lillian's Sketch

Stamp:  Sugar Nellie Simply Sassy - Delicious
Paper:  Doodlebug Designs; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Glamour Dust, Glossy Accents, Martha Stewart border punch, Pebbles candy dots, Swiss Dots embossing folder

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Totally Ladybug Tuesday Challenge 18

Hello friends.  Today is Tuesday so you know what that means ... yes, a new challenge over at the Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog.  Our lovely Sue selected the challenge this week and she asked us to create something using spring colors.



I decided to use Roadster Nikki.  I love this Nikki image.  Doesn't she look like she's having a blast zipping around in her cute little car?  I colored her with copics and colored pencils.  I added some Glossy Accents to the headlights and some stickles to the heart exhaust.  I used my EK Success punches for my flowers and added a little pearl in each one. 



Now, be sure you head over to the Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog to check out the amazing work by the DT.  And if you enter in the challenge, you'll have a shot at winning the prize.  You can find all the Ladybug Crafts Ink stamps here.  And Kerry is now stocking gorgeous ribbons and beautiful wool felts too, so be sure to check them out.

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you find some time to stop by tomorrow as I'll have another card to share with you.


I'm entering my card in these challenges:
Crazy Challenge 57  -  Lovely Ladies 
Cupcake Craft Challenge 132  -  Pink Polka Dots
You Stack Up DYSU #9  -  Just Green It
Incy Wincy Challenge 84  -  Pastel Colors
Paper Sundaes Challenge 59  -  Stripes
The Sweet Stop SSS98  -  Sketch

Stamp:  LCI - Roadster Nikki
Paper:  Imaginisce; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, Glossy Accents, StarDust stickles, MS punches, EK Success flower punches, pearls, ribbon

Monday, March 7, 2011

Pollycraft Challenge and Blog Hop Winners

Happy Monday to all of you!  I hope you had a fantastic weekend! 

I have a couple of things to share today.  But since you're all probably anxious to find out the winners of the Pollycraft Blog Hop, we'll start off with that first.  I used random.org to pick my 2 winners and the winning numbers are:

          #8   Angelwhispers         

                     and

          #19   Joey

So, Angelwhispers and Joey, you have won this digi from Pollycraft.  Please email Paula at Paula@pollycraft.co.uk and she will send your digi to you.  I want to thank all of you for joining in the blog hop and leaving such sweet comments.



Pollycraft also has a challenge every Monday and you can find all the details over at the Pollycraft Challenge Blog.  Their challenge this week is ... Fly me to the Moon.



I used Moon Fairy on my card.  Isn't she adorable?  I used copics and colored pencils to color my image and I added Glamour Dust to her wings.  I also used a little of the Glamour Dust on the moon.  I used my Martha Stewart border punch and added some ribbon and a bow.  My stars are from Michaels and they were already glittered ... perfect!  A few pearls finished off my card.


Be sure to stop by the Pollycraft Challenge Blog to see the beautiful work by their amazing DT.  I hope you find some time to play along in the challenge this week.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I'll have a new card tomorrow so I hope you can find time to stop by again.

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
Crafty Pad Challenge 111  -  Use a Ribbon
Crafty Purple Frog  -  Fly Away With Us
Friday's Sketchers Sketch #144 
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge 5  -  Things With Wings
Tellen's Place  -  Embellish, Embellish, Embellish
Terrifically Thrilling Thursday  -  Lots of Layers

Stamp:  Pollycraft -  Moon Fairy
Paper:  Memory Box - Enchanted; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, Nestabilities, Glamour Dust, Martha Stewart punch, ribbon, pearls, glittery stars