Wednesday, November 30, 2011

You Make My Life Sweet

Happy Wednesday!  All of you wonderful visitors certainly make my life sweeter.


This beautiful girl is called Domestic Goddess.  She's one of the latest Simply Sassy releases over at Funky Kits.  She's out of stock right now but I'm sure she'll be back in the shop shortly.  I used my Distress Inks to color this sweetie.  Wish I looked this cute when I was cooking ... bet my hubby also wishes I looked this cute when I was cooking lol!  I added some flowers with tiny pearls and some twill ribbon.  That twill ribbon is some I've had forever and bought it on clearance for super cheap.  The sentiment I picked up for 50 cents at a garage sale held by my LSS and I knew I'd be able to use it someday.  I love a bargain and I especially love when I actually use them instead of shoving them on a shelf and forgetting about them :) 


Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Hugs, Anita

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
Card Makin Mamas Challenge 34  -  Sentiments
Crafty Boots Challenge  -  Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge  -  Anything Goes
Simon Says Challenge  -  Anything Goes
The Ribbon Reel Challenge 16  -  Anything Goes
Victorine Originals Challenge 22  -  Ribbon

Stamp:  Sugar Nellie Simply Sassy - Domestic Goddess
Paper:  Melissa Frances - Kitschy Kitchen; Bazzill
Other:  Distress Inks, doily, EK Success flower punches, pearls, Martha Stewart twill tape, Inky Antics stamp (sentiment)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Celebrate

Hello friends. I'm sorry I haven't been around for a couple of days.  A nasty bug came to visit me and I didn't think it was ever going to leave.  I finally shoved it out the door last night and now I'm feeling much better.  So I'll be around to catch up on all your blogs soon.


Please meet Cinderella, one of the latest Simply Sassy images released by Sugar Nellie.  I just love this stamp as I think she's so pretty.  OK, I know I say that about all of them, don't I lol?  She's colored with distress inks.  I've used Glamour Dust on her tiara and the bows on her shoes.  I added some flowers and some glittered hearts to finish my card. 


My sweet teamie Mary J is featured in our Simply Sassy Tuesday Spotlight today so be sure to stop by and check out all her gorgeous work. 

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Hugs, Anita

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
Crafty Boots Challenge  -  Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenge  -  Free For All
Ooh La La Creations Challenge 94  -  Lots of Sparkle
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge  -  Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday Challenge 44  -  Anything Goes
Sassy Cheryl's Show Me #52 

Stamp:  Sugar Nellie - Cinderella (available at Funky Kits)
Paper:  My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Market Street and Madison Avenue; Bazzill
Other:  Distress Inks, Glamour Dust, Martha Stewart lace heart punch, MFT flower die, Spellbinders heart die, pearls

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Furry Friends

Hello friends.  I hope you've been having a fabulous weekend!  I have a new card to share today.


This cute little image is by Sugar Nellie and it's called Furry Friends.  I've had this stamp for a while now and just got around to inking it up.  I colored with Distress Inks and added lots of Glamour Dust to the fur on her hat and mittens, and the snowflakes.



Thank you for stopping by.

I would like to enter my card in this challenge:
Aud Sentiments Challenge 42  -  Any Winter Holiday Sentiment
Bunny Zoe's Challenge 18  -  Anything Christmas with Pearls
Card Makin' Mamas Challenge 34  -  Sentiments
Charisma Cardz Challenge 46  -  Snowflakes
Crafty Calendar November Challenge  -  Winter Wardrobe
Creative Inspirations Challenge 139  -  Winter Colours
Delicious Doodles Challenge 7  -  Hairy Legs
Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge 84  -  Animals
Glitter Fairies Challenge 4  -  Non-Traditional Christmas
Ooh La La Creations Challenge 93  -  Bingo (ribbon, diecut, sparkle)
Papercraft Star Challenge 72  -  anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge  -  Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge  -  Christmas Crackers
Penny Black and More at Allsorts November Challenge  -  All Creatures Great and Small
Ribbon Carousel RCC30  -  Holiday Hoopla
Sassy Cheryl's Challenge 91  -  Anything Goes
Stampin for the Weekend Challenge 21  -  Friends
Stamps R Us Challenge  -  Bling It On
The Craft Garden November Challenge  -  Christmas with a twist
The Poodles Parlour Challenge  -  Christmas
The Sugar Bowl Challenge 72  -  Gayle's Sketch + ice & snow
Totally Papercrafts Challenge 94  -  Christmas
Truly Scrumptious Challenge 70  -  Christmas with pearls or vintage


Stamp:  Sugar Nellie - Furry Friends; PTI - Signature Christmas (sentiment)
Paper:  Fancy pants - Traditions Falling Snow
Other:  Distress Inks, Glamour Dust, pearl, floss, ribbon, MFT snowflake die, Whimsy Stamps Ornament die, MS snowflake trim punch

Friday, November 25, 2011

Blog Candy Winner

Good evening friends.  I want to thank all of you for entering my blog candy.  I wish I could send each and everyone of you a token of my appreciation.  I want to welcome my new followers and I hope that you will continue to visit me.

So, the lucky winner of the blog candy is

                                Jennifer Scull

Congratulations Jennifer!  Please send me your mailing address so I can get your candy in the mail.  My email address is in the right sidebar.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

A StampFairy Winter

Happy Friday friends.  If you're in the States, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday.  All I can say is I ate way too many desserts :)  OK, since it's Friday that means we have a new release over at StampFairy.  


This adorable little girl is Molly and she's a new image from the Molly Winter 2 collection.  I colored this cutie with distress inks and added some Glamour Dust on the snowman and the snow.  My snowflakes have plenty of Glamour Dust and I added some pearls to their centers.  I used Glamour Dust around the edge of my sentiment tag and added a little button tied with floss. 


Here's the entire Molly Winter 2 collection.  Please stop by the StampFairy Blog to see the amazing work by the rest of the DT.  And remember there's still time to enter the StampFairy Challenge and you can find all the details here.



Thank you so much for stopping by!

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge 65  -  Snowflakes
ABC Challenge  -  D is for Dazzle
Aud Sentiments Challenge 42  -  Any Winter Holiday Sentiment
Charisma Cardz Challenge 46  -  Snowflakes
Crafty Calendar November Challenge  -  Winter Wardrobe
Digital Tuesday Challenge 138  -  Sparkle and Shine
Hooked on Crafts challenge 12  -  Something Punched
Just Some Lines Challenge  -  Tic Tac Toe (punch/die, digi, glitter)
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge  -  Anything Goes
Paper Creations Ink Challenge 13  -  Christmas Time

Stamp:  StampFairy - Molly Winter 2 collection; MFT - Merry & Bright (sentiment)
Paper:  Jillibean Christmas Eve Chowder; Bazzill; Marco's
Other:  Distress inks, Glamour Dust, pearls, button, floss, MFT snowflake die

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thinking of You

Hello and happy Wednesday.  I have a little Simply Sassy image to share today.


I have used Cinders on my card today.  Wish I looked that good when I was cleaning house, don't you lol?  I colored her with distress inks and added some lace and ribbon, a handmade flower, and a little heart-shaped button.  A very clean and simple card.  You can find Cinders and the other adorable Simply Sassy images over at Funky Kits


Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
Creative Craft Challenge  -  Free For All
Inky Impressions Challenge 34  -  Make Your Own Embellishment (I made the flower)
Sassy Cheryl's Show Me #51  -  Show Me Thursday

Stamp:  Sugar Nellie Simply Sassy - Cinders
Paper:  MME Lost & Found - Sunshine; MME Stella & Rose - Hattie; Bazzill
Other:  Distress Inks, lace, ribbon, button

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Whimsy Inspiration

Good morning to all of you.  My blogging buddy and teammate Maria Therese has me hooked on making Christmas tags to attach to my packages this year.  I have made a few with colored images but then decided to make some using Whimsy's sentiments.  These were so easy to make and took very little time.  I think they'll really dress up the packages this year.


I used Christmas SentimentsSeason's Greetings Sentiments, and Warm Winter Wishes Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs over at Whimsy Stamps.



After I printed off my digi sentiments I cut them out with Nestabilities.  Using Bazzill cardstock, I cut out the matting to place behind my sentiment and then adhered both of these to a pretty doily.



I cut an even larger Nestabilities circle from Bazzill and adhered it behind the doily.  This made the tag sturdier and this is where I will write the recipient's name.



I punched a whole at the top and added some ribbon so I can tie on the tag.  On the front of the tag, I used a glue pen all around the edges of the sentiments and added Glamour Dust.  Then I decorated them with various punches, flowers, and pearls. 

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

I would like to enter my tags in this challenge:
2 Sisters Challenge 66  -  Let it Sparkle
Bows and Berries Challenge 14  -  Tags
Bunny Zoe's Challenge 18  -  Christmas with Pearls
Crafts 4 Eternity R 46  -  Embellishment Bingo (snowflakes/bling/doily)
Crafty Ribbons Challenge 6  -  Anything But a Card
Crimbo Crackers Challenge 2  -  Make it Sparkle
Ribbon Carousel Challenge RCC30  -  Holiday Hoopla
Squiggle Stamps Challenge  -  Anything But a Card
Sweet Stamps Challange 42  -  Tags
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 75  -  Lots of Circles

Stamps:  Raindrop Echo Designs by Whimsy Stamps
Paper:  Bazzill
Other:  Doilies, Nestabiities, Glamour Dust, ribbon, flower, MS leaf punch, MS snowflake punch, MS hollyberry punch, MS peppermint candy punch, pearls

Monday, November 21, 2011

Simply Sassy Blog Hop Winner

** Scroll down for my Pollycraft post **

I want to thank everyone that came hopping along on the Simply Sassy Blog Hop over the weekend.

The winner of the beautiful Tease Me stamp is Kathy who said:

"Such a fresh and fun image, perfect for a teen or hairdresser. Love the soft color palette you've used. Stunning card."

Congratulations Kathy!  Please email me with your mailing address (my email is in the right sidebar).
Hugs, Anita

Christmas Fun

Happy Monday friends.  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Since it's Monday that means we have a new challenge for you over at the Pollycraft Challenge Blog.  Our theme for the new challenge is Christmas Fun.


I have used this adorable new Swings and Slides image for my card.  Isn't he just the cutest?  As soon as I saw him I thought of my little grandson so of course I had to color him!  I used Distress Inks to color this sweetie and then added Glossy Accents to the reindeer nose.  The bow on the package has Glamour Dust Ultra Fine Glitter paint and I also used this paint on the snowflakes.  Some twine and a little ornament sentiment finished my card.







Now I've already told you that our theme is Christmas Fun but I also want to tell you that we have 4 prizes up for grabs for this challenge!  Why so many prizes?  Because it's a super special 4-week challenge!  So if you've still got Christmas cards and projects to complete, play along in our challenge for a chance to win one of the fabulous prizes being offered.  Our  Christmas Fun challenge is being sponsored by Rainbow StudiosBunny Zoe's CraftsThe Ribbon Girls, and Crafty Emma's Store.  


Stop by the Pollycraft Challenge Blog to get all the challenge details and while you're over there be sure to check out the amazing work by my teamies!  

Thank you for stopping by.

I would like to enter my card in this challenge:
Anything Goes Challenge 54  -  A Real Sweetie
Crafty Catz Challenge 109  -  Snowflakes
Crafty Emma's Challenge 62  -  Snowflakes
Cupcake Craftroom November Challenge  -  Sweet Christmas
Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge 83  -  Colour Combo of Red & Green
Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge  -  Die Cuts
Here Come The Boys Challenge 15  -  Red/White/Green Colour Combo
Hooked on Crafts Challenge 12  -  Something Punched
Winter Wonderland Challenge  -  Awww What a Cutie

Stamp:  Pollycraft - Swings and Slides
Paper:  Jillibean Soup - Christmas Eve Chowder; Coredinations
Other:  Distress Inks, Glossy Accents, Glamour Dust Ultra Fine Paint, twine, Whimsy Stamps Ornament Die, PTI sentiment, MFT snowflake die

Saturday, November 19, 2011

A Simply Sassy Blog Hop!

Hello friends and welcome to the Simply Sassy blog hop!  We are celebrating the release of Set 11 of the gorgeous Simply Sassy stamps, and for this launch weekend the whole set is on sale for the price of 5 stamps!  One of the 7 stamps, Season's Greetings, is a limited edition stamp and will only come with Set 11 during this launch weekend.  So if you want the limited edition stamp, you must buy the set this weekend.  This stamp will not be sold as an individual stamp.

You should have arrived here from Kathrin's blog and I'm sure you enjoyed her beautiful work.  If you get lost along the way, hop over to the Simply Sassy Blog to see who's next on the hop.  The hop ends Monday, November 21, at 12:00 noon UK time (that's 7:00 am est here in the States).


I used Tease Me for my card.  Isn't she beautiful ... so sweet and sassy!  I colored this cutie with distress inks.  I've used lots of goodies on this card and since I know you're anxious to hop along, you can check my recipe below if you want more details on the embellishments.


So, would you like a chance to win a fabulous stamp from Funky Kits?  Well, of course you would!  Each of the DT will be giving away the stamp that was used to make their blog hop card.  Well, actually, we won't give you our dirty used stamps - you'll get a pretty new one lol!  So be sure to leave me a comment for a chance to win this gorgeous Tease Me stamp.  I will post the winner's name on Tuesday so be sure to check back to see if you were the lucky winner.


Now you want to head over to Elaine's blog to check out her gorgeous work.  And don't forget to leave comments all along the way.  All of these new Simply Sassy stamps are available over at Funky Kits

Thank you for stopping by and good luck!

Stamp:  Sugar Nellie Simply Sassy - Tease Me
Paper:  Fancy Pants - Wishful Thinking; Bazzill; Marco's
Other:  Distress Inks, cheesecloth, lace, Sew Sweet seam binding, Martha Stewart doily lace border punch, EK Success leaf punch, WOC flowers, pearls, Whimsy - Friendship Tickets Sentiments  

It's Time for Fall Colors

Hello friends.  Are you ready for the weekend?  Well, we have a new challenge for you over at Di's DigiDesigns Challenge Blog and I hope you can play along.


Our challenge is to use fall colors.  I have colored this adorable image, Hitching a Ride, with copics and colored pencils.  I used some Glossy Accents on his nose and a black glaze pen on his buttons.

Please be sure to stop by Di's DigiDesigns Challenge Blog to see the amazing work by the rest of the DT.  This challenge is being sponsored by Joanna Sheen.  Stop by the challenge blog for all the details.


I would like to enter my card in these challenges:

City Crafter Challenge Week 83  -  Four Legged Friends
Cutie Pie Challenge 5  -  Bears
Jen's Digi Stamps Challenge 8  -  Autumn/Fall
Paper Sundaes Challenge 95  -  Digital Images

Thank you for stopping by.

Stamp:  Di's DigiDownloads - Hitching a Ride
Paper:  We R Memory Keepers - Autumn Splendor; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran D'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, Glossy Accents, Black Glaze pen, wood flower pot button, ribbon, twine

Friday, November 18, 2011

Here Comes Santa

Happy Friday!  We have a new release for you over on the StampFairy Blog.


This little cutie is Tommy and he's one of the new images in the Tommy - Here Comes Santa collection.  He's colored with copics and colored pencils and I've added some Glamour Dust.  I've also added a bow with a button to finish my card.

Here's a picture of the new collection and they're available over in the shop now.  Please be sure to stop by the StampFairy Blog to check out the gorgeous work by the rest of the DT.  Don't forget there's still plenty of time to play along in our StampFairy Challenge

Thank you for stopping by.

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
Crimbo Crackers Challenge 2  -  Make it Sparkle
Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge 83  -  Colour Combo of Red & Green
Incy Wincy challenge  -  Tic Tac Toe (red, Christmas sentiment, ribbon)
Ooh La La Creations Challenge 93  -  Bingo (ribbon, diecut, sparkle)
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge 4  -  Buttons & Bows
Winter Wonderland Challenge  -  What a Cutie

Stamp:  StampFairy - Tommy Here Comes Santa
Paper:  Jillibean Soup - Christmas Eve Chowder; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, EK Success border punch, Nestabilities, Glamour Dust, ribbon, button, floss  

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A Simply Sassy Sneak Peak

  (Please scroll down for my Divas by Design post)

Hello friends.  The Sugar Nellie Simply Sassy set 11 will be released this Saturday in a blog hop, but I have a little sneak peak to share with you today!


This little cutie is called Book Club  -- isn't she adorable?  I colored this sweet girl with distress inks.  I added a seam binding bow with a little apple button and then some punched flowers with pearls.  My grandson started kindergarten this year and he loves his teacher (and school, thank goodness).  So I thought this sweet image would make a perfect card for his teacher.  My daughter can include a gift card for his teacher's favorite little shop or restaurant and my grandson can give it to her for Christmas.


The Simply Sassy set 11 will be available Saturday over at Funky Kits.  If you want to see more sneak peaks this week stop by the Simply Sassy DT Blog.  And don't forget to mark your calendars for our blog hop this Saturday, November 19.  You'll want to start here for the hop.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge 65  -  Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge 41  -  Thank You or Thanksgiving
Corrosive Challenge 137  -  Give Thanks
Creative Card Crew Challenge  -  Thankful
Dutch Dare Challenge DDCC138  -  Punch Time
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge  -  Be Thankful
Hooked On Crafts Challenge 12  -  Somethng Punched
My Sheri Crafts Challenge 73  -  Be Thankful
Party Time Challenge 42  -  Sketch and/or Thank You
Sentimental Sundays Challenge 81  -  Thanksgiving/Thank You
Simon Says Stamp  -  Thanksgiving/Thanks
Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle Saturday  -  Thank You
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge 138  -  Punch It
Through the Craftroom Door Challenge14  -  Giving Thanks
Victorine Originals Challenge 71  -  Thanks/Thanksgiving

Stamp:  Sugar Nellie Simply Sassy - Book Club
Paper:  American Crafts; October Afternoon; Bazzill
Other:  Distress Inks, EK Success border and flower punches, seam binding, button, black glaze pen, pearls

Divas by Design Challenge

Happy Wednesday to all of you.  We have a new challenge over on the Divas by Design Challenge Blog and our latest challenge is to create something monochromatic.


I have used Polar Bear by Digi Gardens and colored him using Distress Inks.  My snowflake corner is a Memory Box die and the snowflakes are from a My Favorite Things die.  I added a couple of gems and then applied lots of Glamour Dust to make this cutie sparkle.


Our Divas by Design challenge is being sponsored by The Digi Garden.  Be sure to stop by the challenge blog to see the beautiful work by the rest of the DT.  I hope you can play along in our new challenge.

Thank you for stopping by.

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
City Crafter Challenge Week 83  -  Four Legged Friend
Craft Your Passion Challenge 54  -  Let It Snow
Critter Sketch Challenge 91  -  Monochrome
Cutie Pie Challenge 5  -  Bears
Delightful Challenges  -  Snowflakes
Dutch Dare Challenge DDCC138  -  Punch Time
Glitter Fairies Challenge 4  -  Non-Traditional Christmas
Heart Song Inspirations Challenge 25  -  Gold or Glitter
I Did It Creations Challenge 81  -  Everybody Loves Teddy
Mami Doodles Challenge 37  -  Christmas
Ooh La La Creations Challenge 93  -  Bingo  (ribbon, diecut, sparkle)
Sweet Stamps Challenge 41  -  Non-Traditional Christmas Colors
The Craft Garden November Challenge  -  Christmas with no red or green

Stamp:  The Digi Garden  -  Polar Bear; sentiment - PTI Signature Christmas
Paper:  Little Yellow Bicycle Club - Winter Twig; Bazzill
Other:  Distress Inks, Glamour Dust, Glossy Accents, MFT snowflake die, Memory Box snowflake corner die, gems

Monday, November 14, 2011

Friends Fur-ever

Happy Monday!  We have a new challenge for you over on the Pollycraft Challenge Blog.  Our lovely Joey has chosen the theme of Friends, Friendship this week.  


I have used Swinging Friends from the Swings and Slides Collection.  I love this sweet image.  I've colored this cutie and her kitty with copics and colored pencils and then stippled in some clouds.  A bow with a button and some pearls were the only embellishments I added.


I hope you play along in our challenge this week.  We're being sponsored by Quixotic Paperie.  Stop by their shop and check out their fabulous selection of stamping goodies.  Also be sure to stop by the Pollycraft Challenge Blog to see all the gorgeous work by the rest of the DT.

Thank you for stopping by.

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
Alota Rubber Stamps Challenge 70  -  Recipe
Charisma Cardz Challenge 44  -  Cutesy
CRAFT Challenge 128  -  Cute
Crazy Challenge 93  -  Recipe
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge 46  -  Anything Goes with a Digi
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge 31  -  Sugar and Spice
Ooh La La Creations Challenge 93  -  Bingo (pearls, ribbon, buttons)
Paper Sundaes Challenge 95  -  Digital Images
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Challenge 9  -  Buttons and Bows
The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge 5  -  Summer

Stamp:  Pollycraft - Swings and Slides Collection - Swinging Friends
Paper:  Pebbles - Floral Lane; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, seam binding, button, floss, pearls

Friday, November 11, 2011

StampFairy Christmas Scenes

Happy Friday friends.  We have a new release over at StampFairy.  Gerda has created some adorable little Christmas scenes.


I have used Lenny Christmas Scenes and colored it with copics and colored pencils.  I applied Glossy Accents to their cute noses.  I used crackle paint on the lightpost and fence and added some sparkle with Glamour Dust.  Do you see that cute sentiment on my card?  That's a freebie from Gerda - how sweet is that?

Here's a picture of the new release and you can find all these cuties over in the shop.  Be sure to stop by the StampFairy Blog to check out the gorgeous work by the rest of the DT. 



Thank you so much for stopping by.

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge 33  -  Cold & Frosty
Catch the Bug Challenge  -  Anything Goes
CRAFT Challenge 128  -  Cute
Creative Inspirations Paint Challenge  -  Anything Goes
Do You Stack Up Challenge 45  -  Inspired by a Song (We Wish You a Merry Christmas)
Dutch Dare Challenge DDCC128  -  Punch Time
Paper Creations Ink Challenge 12  -  Holiday Wishes For Kids
Simply Create Challenge 56  -  Love You Bear-ly Much
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge 80  -  Fall or Winter Theme


Stamp:  StampFairy - Lenny Christmas Scene
Paper:  Graphic 45 - Christmas Past Collection; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, Glamour Dust, MS fence punch, Nestabilities, Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint, Memory Box Die, Glamour Dust Ultra Fine Glitter Paint, ribbon, Glossy Accents

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

All Wrapped Up

Hello friends.  I have managed to get one more Christmas card completed. 


I used Sugar Nellie's Simply Sassy All Wrapped Up and colored her with copics and colored pencils.  I added distress crackle paint and Glamour Dust to the tree and snowflake corner.  I used Glamour Dust Ultra Fine Glitter Paint on the package bows to give them a little sparkle too.  I added a seam binding bow and attached a little sentiment tag with a pearl.  You can find this sweet Christmas image and lots of other adorable images over at Funky Kits


Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
Card Makin Mamas challenge 32  -  Cut It Out
Cupcake Craftroom November Challenge  -  Sweet Christmas
Delightful Challenge  -  A Very Sparkly Christmas
Mami doodles Challenge 37  -  Christmas
Papertake Weekly Challenge  -  First Christmas
Party Time Tuesday Challenge 41  -  Bling It On

Stamp:  Sugar Nellie Simply Sassy - All Wrapped Up
Paper:  Graphic 45 - Christmas Past Collection, Jillibean Soup - Christmas Eve Chowder, Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, Glamour Dust, seam binding, Glamour Dust Ultra Fine Glitter Paint, Fiskars border punch, Memory Box Die - Snowflake Corner, Tim Holtz Die - Tiny Tabs and Tags, Sizzix Die - Christmas Tree, pearl, Tim Holtz Distress Crackle paint

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Merry Christmas

Hello everyone.  I hope you had a terrific day.  I have a little Christmas card to show you today.


This card was really quick and easy ... as you can see, there's no coloring!  Now I love to color images but sometimes it's nice to make a card just using a lovely sentiment as the focal point.  I used Christmas Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs over at the Whimsy shop.  I cut my sentiment out with my Nestabilities and then added some lace, ribbon, a bow and a little flower.  Easy peasy.

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope to see you tomorrow.

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
Crafty Ribbons Challenge 5  -  Bingo  (punch/die, flowers, ribbon)
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge 22  -  Use a Digi
Secret Crafter Challenge 159  -  Flowers, ribbon, lace
Sweet n Sassy SNSDC27  -  Christmas/Holiday Theme


Stamp:  Whimsy's Raindrop Echo Designs - Christmas Sentiments
Paper:  Making Memories - Twinkle; Bazzill
Other:  Nestabilities, lace, ribbon, flower

Monday, November 7, 2011

It's Time For A Sketch

Happy Monday to all of you.  We have a new challenge over on the Pollycraft Challenge Blog.  Our lovely Cazza has provided a sketch for us to follow this week.


I've used this adorable Lil Kitty image from the Swings and Slides collection.  She's colored with copics and colored pencils with a touch of Glossy Accents on her tiny kitty nose.  I've added some sparkle to her hair bows and then used some ribbon and buttons to finish my card.  Please be sure to stop by the Pollycraft Challenge Blog to see what my amazing teamies came up with this week.


I hope you play along with our sketch this week.  We're being sponsored by Pollycraft and the winner gets 10 digis of their choice!  Paula is also having a fabulous sale so stop by the shop and check it out.



Thank you for stopping by.

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
Alota Rubber Stamps Challenge 70  -  Recipe
Basic Grey Challenge 56  -  Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge 83  -  Anything Goes plus brown
Crafty Boots Challenge  -  Young at Heart
Heart Song Inspirations Challenge 23  -  Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  -  Buttons

Stamp:  Pollycraft Swings and Slides - Lil Kitty
Paper:  Basic Grey - Max & Whiskers; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, Glossy Accents, Glamour Dust Ultra Fine Glitter paint, ribbon, buttons, twine

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Ribbons and Bows

Hello friends.  We have a new challenge today over at Di's DigiDesigns Challenge Blog.  Our challenge is to use ribbons and bows on your project.


I used Gardening Rascal on my card today.  Isn't he adorable?  I colored him with copics and colored pencils and used Glossy Accents on his nose and the water sprinkles.  There's Glamour Dust Ultra Fine Glitter Paint on the flower center and Liquid Applique on his tail.  I stitched all my papers and then added some ribbon and a little flower to finish my card.  


We're being sponsored by Crafts-4-You and I hope you play along in our new challenge.  Please stop by Di's DigiDesigns Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the amazing dt have created for this challenge. 


Thank you for stopping by.

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge 64  -  Ribbon
Crafty Catz Challenge 107  -  Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Challenge 118  -  Dots & Stripes
Jens Digi Stamps Challenge  -  Polka Dots
Squiggle Stamps Challenge  -  Go Dotty
Totally Papercrafts Challenge 91  -  Stitch It

Stamp:  Di's DigiDownloads - Gardening Rascal
Paper:  My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose - Mabel; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, ribbon, Liquid Applique, Glossy Accents, Glamour Dust Ultra Fine Glitter paint, flower