Monday, February 28, 2011

Make a Wish

Good Day! As the weather seems to be having difficulty co-operating with me (it snowed yesterday and was rainy and wet today), I have decided to take matters into my own hands and I have created a little bit of spring.  

This card uses FairyDust Tilda which I have masked to have her sitting in front of the Dandylion. I have coloured the image with Copics after which I have given all of the fairydust and dandylion seeds a dose of stickles to make them sparkle. I finished of the image by using a blender and some tumbled glass distress ink to add some colour to the sky.

The Designer papers for this card are from the Memory Box Jubilee collection and the floral embellishments are all from Prima.

I hope that I have warmed you all with this little touch of spring. Be sure to pop back tomorrow for the next ABC Christmas challenge.

This card will be entered into the following challenges;

StampFairy Challenge - Anything but a Card

Good morning, it's Monday again and that means it is time for another StampFairy challenge. We have a little twist for you this week.  This time around we don't want you to make a card. Don't worry, it's not too hard we just want you to make anything but a card this week.

I have fallen for the totally adorable Chubby Angel bear.

I have opted to use another of these stamps to embellish a simple wooden frame that I picked up at Michael's for a dollar. All I did was paint the frame with acrylic paint and glue some paper to the front. The words sweet baby were added using rub on transfers and I punched a few stars to counter balance my image.

I will be entering this into the challenge over at Paper Playtime for their Digi Monday where the theme this week is anything goes.
I hope that you will join us. Be sure to stop by the StampFairy challenge blog to see the fantastic projects that were created by the rest of the DT. Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

How Does Your Garden Grow?

I wanted to play along with the Totally Tilda challenge where the theme is "How Does Your Garden Grow". I had been trying to decide  how I would interpret this when my new Magnolia Window stamp arrived in the mail. It felt like I had been waiting forever for this to arrive so of course I had to play with it this weekend.

While colouring this image, I felt that it was starting to get too bright. I almost scrapped the whole thing to start over but decided to have a go at toning it down by adding in some browns and greys to the bright colours. I am glad that I did, I like the end result and think that it has a bit of a weathered, aged feel to it. When I was finished colouring, I distressed the edges of my image using some Distress Inks in Antique Linen, Tea Dye and Vintage Photo.

For my card, I have used the sketch below from Friday sketchers to plan my layout. The gorgeous papers are from the Basic Grey Curio Collection, I have distressed all the edges with an brown ink pad before assembling my card. For embellishment, I have used some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts which I have distressed with a light touch of an ink pad and spritzed with Glimmer mist for some shine. 

I love easel cards and I was really inspired by all of the gorgeous twisted easel cards that I have been seeing on your blogs as of late so I decided to give it a go.

The base of the card has been kept simple as I still want to be able to close it. I have created a little tag for the sentiment using the Magnolia doohickey tag die and some stamps which I believe are from Hero Arts.

I hope that you have enjoyed your visit today. Happy Crafting, I hope you will visit again soon.

This card will also be entered into the following challenges:

Monday, February 21, 2011

Let's Celebrate Birthdays

Good morning, I hope that you are all rested after a wonderful weekend. I had a chance to spend some extra time playing in my craft room this weekend and wanted to share with you a Birthday card today. I had coloured up this adorable image of Balloon Tilda the other week as I tried to practise my folds and creases, as you can see it is getting better but there is still lots of room for improvement.

Here is what she looks like now. I had been trying to find the perfect papers for this image. Last week while on a shopping stop I picked up some of the new Memory Box papers, these are from the Brioche line. They are gorgeous and so bright and cheerful. I immediately thought of Birthday cards when I saw the cover sheet on this package.  This is perfect because this month's Magnolia challenge over on the All that Scraps Blog is "Lets Celebrate Birthdays". I have worked with a square base as that is what the challenge at 7 Kids College Fund is calling for.  I think that I may have gone a little overboard with the flowers but they are so cheerful and they really pick up the colours of the papers. This is one card that will not be going in the mail.

Well, weekend is over. It is off to work for me today. Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you have a great day!

StampFairy Challenge # 11 - Colour Throwdown

Woohoo, it is the Monday of a long weekend (Family Day) which means that I don't have to go to work. Later today I be doing some extra crafting but first I have a new StampFairy Challenge to share with you.

Our challenge this week is a Color Throwdown and we have some great fun colours for you.  We want to see what you create using the colors 

Red, White and Turquoise 

I also want to remind you that you must  use a StampFairy image on your project to be eligible to win. There is a wonderful selection of images in the store and if you have not yet tried using a StampFairy image, there are also some great freebies available there too.


As these happen to be the signature colours that I have given to George in all of my cards, I have opted to make another Christmas card. I have followed the great sketch over on the Hanna and Friends challenge to make another shaker card.

I have used papers from Bo Bunny, MME and Cosmo Cricket to create my card with lots of pattern. I have kept the embellishment simple so as not to overwhelm, only a simple stamped sentiment across the top accented with two small snowflakes.

I hope that you will join us this week. Be sure to stop by the StampFairy Challenge blog and see the other gorgeous creations that the DT have created.

This card will be entered into the following challenges:

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

D is for Double Trouble

Good Morning, it is time for another ABC Christmas Challenge.

My teamie Delphine has chosen the theme D is for Double trouble.
For this challenge we have a little recipe for you to follow, to be eligible for a prize you must use
a digital image, 2 papers and at least 2 embellishments

We are lucky to be sponsored this week by Digital Delights who have offered up a $10.00 gift certificate to one lucky winner this week.

For my card, I have opted to work with this adorable image from Prarie Fairy called Gilly's Caroling which I have coloured using Copics.  I have kept my card simple this week. The papers that I chose are from MME and I have opted to use some Prima flowers and some bling as my embellishments.

I hope that you will join along this week with your own Double Trouble creations. We had some lovely entries to our Clean and Simple challenge and we really enjoyed stopping by your blogs for a peek. Speaking of peeks, be sure to pop over to the ABC Christmas Challenge where you can get a peek of the gorgeous Double Trouble creations from my teamies. 

I will be entering this card into the challenge at Christmas Cards all Year Round where the challenge is to use pink or red on your Christmas Card.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Cute Wee Stamps

I have just come across a new digi stamp company called Wee Stamps who have some adorably sweet images. Right now this adorable image is available for free, be sure to pop over to Sylvia's blog for details.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Hearts full of Love

Good morning, I hope that you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day.

I had been wanting a reason to use this adorable image from the Paper Shelter and the current challenge of hearts over on the Basic Grey Challenge blog proved to be just that reason. After colouring the image with my Copics, I used my Nesties to cut it out and using the sketch from Friday Sketchers, I went to work on my card. I have chosen to omit the circle behind the image as I would have needed a bigger card to fit it all in.
All of the paper is from Basic Grey, a wonderful collection that was just perfect for Valentine's Day. I built a little embellishment for my card using a chipboard heart painted in distress crackle paint and brushed with distress inks, several Prima flowers and some shiny heart stickers from the dollar store.

I am so glad that you stopped by today, I hope that you will come back again tomorrow for the start of the next ABC Christmas Challenge.

I will also be entering this card into the following challenges:

StampFairy Challenge #10 - Bunny Love

Good Morning, I hope that you all had a great weekend.  I spent the weekend with my sister and her family in snow country and this is how I spent the day yesterday.

It is Monday now and today is the start of another StampFairy Challenge. This week our theme for you is Mostly White. You may use a bit of one other colour but we want to see lots of white paper and embellishments on your entries.

For my card this week, I have chosen to use Clementine. She is just the sweetest little bunny and with her big heart, she is just perfect for Valentine's Day. You can find her in the store here. I have coloured her with copics and given the heart a generous dose of sparkle by way of stickles.
To keep with the white theme, I have used my cuttlebug folders to create some embossed designer papers. My only embellishment for this card is the one large white Gardenia flower.

Here is just a preview of some of the great new stamps that you can find in the store. Be sure to pop over and have a peek around.

Now it is your turn have some fun and show us all of your white creations.  Don't forget to stop by the StampFairy challenge blog to see the rest of the inspiration created by the DT.

I hope that your sweeties treat you all to a wonderful Valentine's Day. Thank you for stopping by.

This card will also be entered into the following challenges:

Saturday, February 12, 2011

You Make My Heart Race

There is a great challenge over on the Kenny K Krafty Girlz blog, a photo inspired colour combo. I was inspired by Angela's card to use  Honey Sparks to make a card. This hottie in red is just perfect for Valentine's Day.

To make my card, I have used some Basic Grey papers along with some cardstock that I stamped and embossed using a crackled background stamp which can be purchased here. For embellishment, I have inked some chipboard stars and a heart and then added stickles to make them sparkle and stand out a bit.

Now that I have coloured my first Kenny K image, I will be going back for more. This was really a lot of fun. Thanks for stopping by. I hope that you will have a great weekend and come back soon.

I will also be entering this card into the following challenges.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Holiday Greetings - CAS Midway Reminder

Just wanted to remind you still have another week to enter the C is for Clean and Simple challenge over on the  ABC Christmas Challenge Blog. Some of the Design team have made some new cards to inspire you, be sure to stop by and take a look.

For my card, I have chosen to work with Al Loves Winter from our sponsor StampFairy.

This cute little guy colours up so quickly making him perfect for our clean and simple challenge. I have followed the great sketch that Helen designed for this challenge. The papers that I used are from MME and I have added only a sheer ribbon and a mini snowflake ornament for embellishment.

If you have not already done so, I hope that you will play along with us this week, I look forward to seeing your creations.

This card will be entered into the following challenges:

Sunday, February 6, 2011

StampFairy Challenge #9

Good morning, I hope that you have all had a wonderful weekend. It's Monday and that means that it is time for another StampFairy Challenge. With Valentine's Day coming up fast, our challenge this week is to use Lace and a heart on your project.
(twist - for a second chance to win a Special image - NO RED or PINK in your projects.)
For my card this week I have chosen to work with cocoa George and the matching sentiment that Gerda created as part of the set. Both images can be found here in the store. I have coloured George with Copics and accented the image with little snowflake hearts. I have accented my card with a lacy heart shaped doily and some sparkly peel off snowflakes.

Be sure to pop by the challenge blog and see all the gorgeous creations that the DT have created to inspire you. I hope that you will join us this week, I look forward to seeing your creations.

This card will be entered into the following challenges;

Simon Says Stamp - Love is in the Air
City Crafter - All you need is love
7 Kids College Fund - I Heart You
Stamp Something - February Digi Day

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Hello Tilda

I know that it is early but all this snow has me craving spring so I decided to pull out my un-inked, Hello Tilda stamp and colour her up with my Copics to use on my card for the Friday Sketchers challenge.

I have used papers from MemoryBox for my card, I love the colours from this line but I cannot remember the name. The flowers that I have used in my little arrangement come from Magnolia and Wild Orchid crafts.When I was finished arranging the flowers I felt that the card still needed something, I think the butterflies are the perfect touch. I will keep this card on my desk to remind me of the warmer weather that is sure to come.

I will also be entering this card into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - Anything with flowers
Anything Goes - Butterflies

C is for Clean and Simple

Hello there,  it's Wednesday and that means it's time for another challenge over on the ABC Christmas Challenge Blog. This week it is Helen's turn to host and the theme that has been chosen is C is for Clean and Simple. Here is the great sketch that Helen has created for you to follow.
For my card this week, clean and simple has taken on a whole new meaning.  While tidying up my craft desk I came across this great Motivet image that I had coloured a while back but not gotten around to adding to a card. As it had already been cut to a circle I decided that it would be perfect for this sketch. The Basic Grey papers were also remnants that were on my desk from a previous crafting session.. I have accented using only a punched snowflake, a button and a few little bling rhinestones.  Can't get more simple than that and my desk was cleaner too :)

This week we have two wonderful prizes up for grabs.

Simon Says Stamp - $15 shopping Voucher


3 digi images of winners choice.

I hope that you will join us in our challenge. I look forward to seeing all of your clean and simple cards.
I will be entering this card into the following challenges