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Thursday, September 3, 2015

TWO BRAND NEW CHALLENGES TODAY!! FIRST UP JULIA SPIRI:)

Hello to all my lovely friends and followers.  Today marks the beginning of 2 New Challenges that I am fortunate enough to be part of.  The first up is for the lovely artist Julia Spiri and can be found at Julia Spiri Challenge.   The challenges are every other Thursday.

The theme will always be Anything Goes with a twist, the design team will be following the twist and although we would like you to do the same, it is not essential.

Winners will be announced the following week and the prize must be claimed before the next challenge goes live.  The winner will be chosen at random and there will be a Top 3 will be chosen by the design team.

You can play along with any image but will be limited to 3 entries.  However, if you enter with an image from Julia Spiri Etsy Shop, you can play as much as you wish. You may also enter your project into as many other challenges as you wish.

Our chosen winner will receive 2 images but if the random winner has used a Julia Spiri Etsy Shop image you will get 4 images and a GDT spot for a future challenge!!

Your creation must be new and posted on or after the Thursday the challenge goes live.  Please link to your page rather than your blog as a whole.

All types of paper crafting projects, cards, altered art, up-cycling, ATC's etc. are allowed and encouraged!

We hope you choose to become one of our followers.  We also have a Stamps By Julia Spiri Facebook Fan Group, which has challenges using Julia Spiri Etsy Shop images so if you have used one of Julia's images in this challenge make sure to enter it there too!  This gives you another chance to win image and GDT spots!!


Our challenge theme this time is Anything goes with a twist and the twist is ANYTHING NEW.  This can be a new digi, new pen, new papers, new embellishment, anything you have used that is new.

So, now that you have all the information, come and play along with us!!

My creation today features the image Boy and Girl from Julia Spiri Etsy Shop.  This image is new for me, but I have also used a fold that is new for me - I have never used this particular stair step fold before, but I really like it, so I know you will be seeing it again.


Image is colored with Copics and cut out with Nestie.  I chose lighter shades of the colors this time around and I really love how it turned out!  I added this wonderful sentiment from Papertrey Ink, cut with Nestie, and flowers from Prima.  Buttons are Bag O Buttons and DP is My Mind's Eye.  There is also a small card on the bottom left in case you want to add some personal thoughts in the card.  I sure hope you like it and will come join our new challenge!!  Hugs:)

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

DIGI CHOOSDAY - IN THE PINK CHALLENGE

Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge

Hello and welcome back!!  It's Tuesday, which means time for a New Challenge at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog!  Make sure to check out Polkadoodles Shop - Nikky's images are such fun to color and I love how the sets include papers, sentiments, embellies, etc - so great to be able to do one stop shopping!

As you know, Digi Choosday Challenge Blog features a New Challenge each Tues. and you have 2 weeks to play along, so we have our new challenge beginning today and running until September 15, but you also still have another week to play in last week's 2 Papers (ends September 8), so hope you will come play along with both!

Today's New Challenge is IN THE PINK.  Make sure you read the rules on the right sidebar at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog so that you can play along.  Also, a new DIGI CHOOSDAY DISCOUNT is available for 24 hrs. once the new challenge posts at 8am BST, so make sure you take advantage of that!!  This time it will be 30% SO HURRY to take advantage of the discount for the next 24 hrs.!!


I had lots of fun with many different digital elements this week and of course, I use PINK a lot in my creations already:).  I inadvertently made another card with a detachable bookmark - this time you just remove the brad at the top.  For my image, I used GIMP editing program to combine Amelia Braids digi with Luna digi and Fence digi, which I got from Twiggy and Toots Owl Digital Collection, but it can also be purchased as a single image HERE.  I colored the image with Copics.  I added Digital Papers from Work and Play 3 Digital Collection - the Stars and Birds/Flowers papers are in the Girls Cowboy papers in this collection.  The diamond designer digi paper is from Work and Play 1 Digital Collection under Female DIY papers.  I chose the sentiment, which I think is perfect for the image, from Work and Play 9 Love and Kisses Collection.

Image is cut with Couture Creations die.  I also added flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and Sentiment is cut with Nestie.  Ribbons are from my stash.  Sure hope you like it!!

I also hope you will come play along with us at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog.  Don't forget also to check out all the fabulous DT projects.  

Additionally, there's fun to be had and much inspiration to be gained over at Digi Choosday Facebook Group and Polkadoodles Facebook Group, so hope you will join both places if you haven't already, and if you have, pop by for a visit and come share your Polkadoodles creations!

Enjoy your day!  Many hugs!!

Additional Challenges entered:

Artistic Inspirations- anything goes

Crafting from the Heart - anything goes

Incy Wincy Designs- anything goes

Clear It Out - anything goes - stash item = brads, ribbon, flowers

Doodle Pantry - anything digital goes

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - anything goes

Retarte - anything goes

Shopping Our Stash - put a bird on it (birds on paper on bookmark)

Sweet Stamps - anything goes

Through The Craft Room Door - anything goes


Friday, August 28, 2015

BLOG HOPPING THROUGH THE FREEZE WITH LACY SUNSHINE!!


GOOD MORNING LACIES!!!

It was a lovely day with a gentle breeze making the grass wave, but all of a sudden black clouds and icy wind came out of the north! What could it be but an evil force coming to wreak havoc in the garden? It must be Frostbite, the evil vileness, and why is she freezing the sweet Flower Pot Pretties and Bloomin' Beauties?!? Snow is falling everywhere, and the icy wind blasted open the doors of the green house!  How can we save the Flower Pot Pretties? What can be done to save summer?

We must Hop! With everyone hopping and spreading Sunshine we might have a chance to save the Flower Pot Pretties and Bloomin' Beauties from Frostbite!

Today Color Your World is having another FUN Blog Hop combining the talented Design Team and the talented Creative Team!  Lacy Sunshine's greenhouse containing all the FLOWER POT PRETTIES and BLOOMIN' BEAUTIES has been frozen by a magical snow storm at the end of August.

We have a fantastic grand prize on offer for the lucky winner and lots of digi prizes to giveaway at the end of this hop, so its definitely worth your while hopping along with us all.

Digi Prizes
Each hop stop Creative team Designer and Design Team Designer will pick one commentor from their blog and that lucky person will win a digi of their choice.

Grand Prize
The Grand prize is a thirty dollar gift certificate for digital stamps and papers in the Lacy Sunshine shoppe!!

To have a chance to win, you need to hop to ALL the blogs in the line up and leave comments as you go.  Only those who comment on all the blogs will go forward to a LIVE random drawing held on August 30 and the winners picked out by Heather.

I have used Frozen Birds of Paradise Bloomin' Beauty and decided to go with an aperture display card.  I used a Marianne Designs die to make the opening in the from part of my easel card.  This gorgeous image is colored with Copics, cut out with scissors and then Stickles added.  I also added bling from Prima and snowflakes cut out with Marianne Designs die and then added Prima bling and pearls.  Design paper is Bo Bunny.  Sentiment is from A. Jillian Vance Designs and cut out with Nellie's die.  Sure hope you like it!!  Die cut at the bottom done with Tonic Studios die.


So you don't get lost, start at the beginning

Artist Heather Valentin @ Lacy Sunshine Stamps

Corinne CT

Bonnie DT

Kitty DT

Lisbeth DT

Linda DT

Natasja DT

Vannessa DT

Audrey DT------>YOU ARE HERE!

Cindy CT

Carolyn CT

Sandra CT

Aurora CT

Caroline CT

Lozzy CT

Annie CT

Lisa CT

Denise CT

Irene DT

Many thanks for hopping with us today, don't forget that only those who comment on ALL the hop stops are eligible to win the prizes. Then pop over to our Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog on August 30th to see if you're a winner!

Have a colourful day, from all of us at the Color Your World

Lacy Sunshine Creative & Design teams.


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

2 PAPERS CHALLENGE AT DIGI CHOOSDAY and SOME GOOD NEWS!!

Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge

Hello and welcome back!!  I am so excited to announce that I have been offered a spot on the permanent DT over at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog!  I have continued to do a ton of shopping at Polkadoodles Shop - Nikky's images are such fun to color and I love how the sets include papers, sentiments, embellies, etc - so great to be able to do one stop shopping!

As you know, Digi Choosday Challenge Blog features a New Challenge each Tues. and you have 2 weeks to play along, so we have our new challenge beginning today and running until September 8, but you also still have another week to play in last week's All About The Men  (ends September 1), so hope you will come play along with both!

Today's New Challenge is 2 PAPERS.  Make sure you read the rules on the right sidebar at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog so that you can play along.  Also, a new DIGI CHOOSDAY DISCOUNT is available for 24 hrs. once the new challenge posts at 8am BST, so make sure you take advantage of that!!

For my creation, I chose to make something a little different than my "typical" creations, so I created a bookmark card and used a sentiment rather than an image for the main front panel of my card.   I was also inspired by the fact that my kids start back to school today, so I picked the image and sentiment to encourage them to continue to pursue their goals and dreams.

 I chose 2 Patterned Papers from Twiggy and Toots Owl Digital Download Collection.  I also used one of the digi images - Cupcake on a pile of books - from the same Twiggy and Toots collection, it is also available as a single image HERE.  For the frame on the front, I chose one of the frames found in the Twiggy and Toots Owl Digital Download Collection and combined it with one of the sentiments from the same Twiggy and Toots collection using GIMP editing program.  I changed the color of the sentiment from black to pink to match closer with the papers.  Frame is printed out twice and cut out by hand and then layered on top of each other to create more depth to the card.  Additionally, I added bling from Bo Bunny and pearl flourish from Zva Creative.


The right panel of the card is scored using a Scor-bug tool that makes perforation marks so that the bookmark separates nicely from the card.  I colored the image with Copics, with Stickles added, and cut with Sizzix die, brown tag cut with Little Bs die and ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.


I sure hope you will come play along with us at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog.  Don't forget also to check out all the fabulous DT projects.  

Additionally, there's fun to be had and much inspiration to be gained over at Digi Choosday Facebook Group and Polkadoodles Facebook Group, so hope you will join both places if you haven't already, and if you have, pop by for a visit and come share your Polkadoodles creations!

Enjoy your day!  Many hugs!!

Additional Challenges entered:

Artistic Inspirations - anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Love to Scrap - anything goes
MarkerPOP Challenge - anything goes (using Copics)
Not Just Cards - anything goes
Path of Positivity - opportunity
613 Avenue Create - anything goes
Great Impressions - add a sentiment
Robyn`s Fetish- use a digi

Friday, August 21, 2015

Wedding Challenge at Zuri Artsy Craftsy

Happy Friday everyone!!  I am sadly still fighting with Windows 10 on my desktop computer.  So strange b/c my laptop, which updated from a much earlier version of Windows, seems to respond better once I got a few kinks ironed out.   Anyway, I am super excited to announce that we have a NEW CHALLENGE at ZURI ARTSY CRAFTSY BLOG.   Our theme is Weddings and I sure hope you will follow the link above and come play along with us.

My creation features a New Release - this is Alaia and you can find her at ZURI ARTSY CRAFTSY SHOP.  I think she is stunning!




I created a double drawer box and I will get the link to the website for you soon - excellent instructions and measurements were provided.  I chose Basic Grey papers, sentiment from mY Creative Time that is cut with Nestie and ribbon from my stash for the drawer pullies.  I also added We R Memory Keepers eyelets.  Image is colored with Copics and cut out with scissors.  I used a Nestie for the top heart trim and a die from my stash for the doves on the branch.  I also added a pearl flourish from Zva Creative.  Thanks so much for looking and hope you will play along!!

Hugs:)

For easy access, here are our challenge rules:

We welcome your submissions, but we do have some rules:)

Be a follower of ZURI ARTSY CRAFTSY BLOG
Follow the themed challenge.
Leave a comment that you are participating at the challenge.
Must be a new project.
Must use Zuri digital stamps - you can find them in the shop or there's always a freebie on the blog for you to use.
Your link must point to your entry (the particular POST that shows your project you're joining the challenge with) and NOT your entire blog. Please link back to our (Zuri Artsy Craftsy) blog.
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

ALL ABOUT MEN CHALLENGE AT DIGI CHOOSDAY!

Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge

Hello and welcome back!!  I am thrilled to be continuing as GDT over at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog!  I have continued to do a ton of shopping at Polkadoodles Shop - Nikky's images are such fun to color and I love how the sets include papers, sentiments, embellies, etc - so great to be able to do one stop shopping!

As you know, Digi Choosday Challenge Blog features a New Challenge each Tues. and you have 2 weeks to play along, so we have our new challenge beginning today and running until September 1, but you also still have another week to play in last week's Punches/Die Cuts challenge (ends August 25), so hope you will come play along with both!

Today's New Challenge is ALL ABOUT MEN.  Make sure you read the rules on the right sidebar at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog so that you can play along.  Also, a new DISCOUNT is available for 24 hrs. once the new challenge posts at 8am BST, so make sure you take advantage of that!!

For my creation, I chose Skateboarding, skateboarder digital image which you can find at Polkadoodles Shop.  He is available as a single image, and he is also part of the Work and Play 11 Digital Collection, which is where I got him.  I colored him with Copics and I have to say that I am especially thrilled with how his hair turned out.  I chose E51, E53, E23 and E47 color combo.  I hope you like it too.


I made a double easel type card to showcase this image and I drew in a line to represent an incline that he is skating up then cut out with scissors.  All my design paper is from the boy papers found in Work and Play 11 Digital Collection.  I also included a sentiment from the collection that I printed on one of the papers and then cut out with Nestie.  Helmet and skateboard are SVG files that I cut with my Pazzle from the boy papers and are also part of the Work and Play 11 Digital Collection.  I added 2 buttons from Bag 'O Buttons to finish off my project.

I sure hope you will come play along with us at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog.  Don't forget also to check out all the DT projects.  

Additionally, there's fun to be had and much inspiration to be gained over at Digi Choosday Facebook Group and Polkadoodles Facebook Group, so hope you will join both places if you haven't already, and if you have, pop by for a visit and come share your Polkadoodles creations!

Enjoy your day!  Many hugs!!

Additional Challenges entered:
Artistic Inspirations - anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Love to Scrap - anything goes
Ooh La La Creations - one for the boys
2 Creative Chicks- anything goes
613 Avenue Create - anything goes
Great Impressions - add a sentiment
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
Pile It On - bright colors

Saturday, August 15, 2015

NEW CHALLENGE AT ALL DRESSED UP!!

Hello and happy Saturday!  Not sure how it got to be the 15th of August already, but here we are.  Kids go back to school in 10 days - seems like just yesterday I was counting down the days until they finished for the summer!

I am pleased to announce our New Challenge at ALL DRESSED UP BLOG.  The DT has been on summer vacation for the last month, so it's super exciting to be back with challenges again and can't wait to see what you create!  Our challenges are always ANYTHING GOES with an image from ALL DRESSED UP - you can find a large variety of our images at ALL DRESSED UP ETSY SHOP and they are amazing, so you will want to visit there and pick some up!!!  Wendy has also generously offered some freebies and you can find them HERE - please be respectful of the rules regarding the freebies.

You can see all the Challenge samples made by the DT Team B at ALL DRESSED UP BLOG.  Trust me, you will be inspired by all the beautiful projects.  I also hope you will join us on our ALL DRESSED UP FACEBOOK GROUP page where you can chat about All Dressed Up and join in other fun going on there.  We also have our challenges from the blog being cross posted at the ALL DRESSED UP FACEBOOK GROUP, so take advantage of being able to see all the DT challenge creations there as well, and we'd love to see what you are doing with All Dressed Up images, so feel free to post your latest All Dressed Up projects!!

Closed Card

Open Card


My creation today features Love My Cuddly Toys  digi image from ALL DRESSED UP ETSY SHOP.    I colored this gorgeous image with Copics and cut out with Tattered Lace die.  I found this awesome fold on Pinterest and tutorial on an SU blog - I will get the name here for you soon.  Flowers and butterfly are Petaloo, die cut on bottom left is from my stash and I added Prima pearls and bling.  Papers are Cloud 9 Design.

I sure hope you like it and will come play at ALL DRESSED UP BLOG!!

Ribbon, Lace, Twine (Any or all) Challenge at Di's Digi Designs

Happy Saturday to everyone!   Back to soccer this weekend - younger son has tournament an hr. away all weekend and older son has scrimmages with the HS team that he made.  So, looks to be a busy weekend!

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS and it is Ribbon, Lace, Twine - you can use any one or all!  You have until 11:55pm EST on Friday, August 28 to come join the fun.  Remember, you don’t need to use an image from DI'S DIGI STAMPS to play along, but if you do, you have a chance to win 2 images from DI'S DIGI STAMPS in addition to a chance at the sponsor prize.   You may also use a CandiBean rubber or clear stamp to have an extra chance to win the 2 Di's Digi images.

I hope you will check out DI'S DIGI STAMPS as Di has so many wonderful images, many that would be perfect for our challenge.   You can also check out her CandiBean rubber stamps line - Set 7 has 2 parts to it - Part 1 can be purchased in US and Europe and is rubber, Part 2 are clear stamps and are available in UK only.  Hope you will check them out!

Closed card


Open card


Today my creation uses one of the adorable images from DI’S DIGI STAMPS "Birthday Kitty."  I found this pop up gatefold combo card on Pinterest and tracked down the tutorial on a blog - link coming soon.  Image is colored with Copics and cut out with Nestie as is frame on die.  Buttons are from my stash, lace is KI Memories, sentiment is from Scrappy Mom's, cut with Nestie.  Bling is Prima.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

PUNCHES/DIE CUTS CHALLENGE AT DIGI CHOOSDAY!!

Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge

Hello and welcome back!!  I am thrilled to be continuing as GDT over at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog!  I have been doing a ton of shopping at Polkadoodles Shop - Nikky's images are such fun to color and I love how the sets include papers, sentiments, embellies, etc - so great to be able to do all in one shopping!

As you know, Digi Choosday Challenge Blog features a New Challenge each Tues. and you have 2 weeks to play along, so we have our new challenge beginning today, but you also still have another week to play in last week's Embellish It challenge, so hope you will come play along with both!

Today's New Challenge is DIE CUTS/PUNCHES.  Make sure you read the rules on the right sidebar at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog so that you can play along.  Also, a new DISCOUNT is available for 24 hrs. once the new challenge posts at 8am BST, so make sure you take advantage of that!!

For my creation, I chose Octavia Friendly Hugs digi - I love this image, Octavia is stunning and her little fox friend is so adorable.  I had loads of fun coloring the image with my Copics, I adore all the scenery as well - the log, mushrooms, flowers and grass.  I used most of the papers - both printed and plain janes that can be found in the Octavia Moonfly Big Kahuna Download Bundle.  My card is a type of Z fold, I found a tutorial for a similar card from Pinterest, but altered the measurements to accommodate the image I chose.  I created a band to go around it when it's closed and added a sentiment, also from Octavia Moonfly Big Kahuna Download Bundle, that I printed on some of the pattern paper from the bundle and then cut out with Nestie die cut.  Additionally, I used Nestie die cuts for all of the flowers I have added - all the paper used for the flowers is digi paper from the Octavia Moonfly Big Kahuna Download Bundle.


Here is the card opened.  I also added a pearl and bling to the centers of 2 of the flowers.


Here's a closer view of this gorgeous image.  I hope you like all the colors I have chosen.  I did Octavia's dress with RV10, RV11, R81, RV32, RV34, R85 and R89.   I sure hope you like how it turned out.  Image is cut out with Sue Wilson die.


I sure hope you will come play along with us at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog.  Don't forget also to check out all the DT projects.  

Additionally, there's fun to be had and much inspiration to be gained over at Digi Choosday Facebook Group and Polkadoodles Facebook Group, so hope you will join both places if you haven't already, and if you have, pop by for a visit and come share your Polkadoodles creations!

Enjoy your day!  Many hugs!!

Challenges entered:

Crafting from the Heart - anything goes

Craft Your Passion - anything goes

Crafty Cardmakers - warm summer colors

Cutie Pie Challenge - cute and girly

Not Just Cards - anything goes

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Homegrown summer

Stamp and Create - one for the girls

Use Your Stuff - anything goes with stash items (pearls, bling, die cuts)

2 Creative Chicks - anything goes

Animal Friends Challenge - zoo (must include an animal)

Monday, August 10, 2015

NEW DT - COME DISCOVER STAR STAMPZ!!

Hello everyone!! This post is from the better late than never department:) I am thrilled to have been asked to be DT coordinator at Star Stampz and we have hit the ground running today with the introduction of our new DT, our first blog post over at Star Stampz Blog and the opening of Star Stampz Fan Group on FB! Keep on following us at both these places as we grow and start challenges on Sept. 3 at Star Stampz Blog and we're sure to have lots of fun over at Star Stampz Fan Group on FB as well.

Finally, make sure you check out all of Sarah's wonderful images at Star Stampz Shop on Etsy. You will find so many adorable images there, if you are like me, you will definitely want to buy them all!!

For today's introduction of the DT post, I chose Sakura Cherry Blossom which you can find at Star Stampz Shop on Etsy.  I chose some Cherry Blossom papers that I found in a Dove Craft paper pad and chose to make a fold called a castle fold - I found it on Pinterest.  I will try and find a link to the blog which has the tutorial.  I love the way it turned out and I think it fits this image so well.

This is the front of the card when it is closed.  I made a band out of my DP and cardstock and then added the sentiment on the front with some Wild Orchid flowers.


Here is a close up of the sentiment - in case you can't read it, it's an MFT stamp that say's "Anyone that keeps the Ability to see Beauty, Never Grows Old."  I just love that sentiment!


My image is colored with Copics - I did the hair in sections and I am really pleased how it turned out.  Colors are E51, E53, E23 and E47.  I cut her out with a Nellie's die, borders are done with SU punch.  I added a butterfly from Prima, and pearl flourishes also from Prima.  I sure hope you like it and will come follow us at Star Stampz Blog and Star Stampz Fan Group on FB!!

Hugs:)

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

I am GDT at DIGI CHOOSDAY and we have a NEW CHALLENGE!!

Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge

Happy Day!!  I am so honored to be GDT over at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog!  I have always loved Polkadoodles Shop and now I get to play with their images as GDT at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog, so double yay!!

Digi Choosday Challenge Blog features a New Challenge each Tues. and you have 2 weeks to play along, so we have our new challenge beginning today, but you also still have another week to play in last week's Animal challenge, so hope you will come play along with both!

Today's New Challenge is EMBELLISHMENTS, so go on and show us those embellishments.  Make sure you read the rules on the right sidebar at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog so that you can play along.

For my creation, I chose Eden Blossoms image, which I colored with Copics.  I rather like this hair combo, it is YR31, Y23, YR23 and E35.  I chose digi papers from Paper Heaven 5 from Eden Collection at Polkadoodles.  You can purchase all 10 digital paper sets along with tons of other goodies by buying the Eden Collection Big Kahuna Digital Bundle - it is an awesome deal and you can download it instantly after purchase.  Also found in the Eden Collection Big Kahuna Digital Bundle, are embellies - I used 2 of the butterfly embellies here - and sentiments - I used one of those as well and printed it on the digi paper and then cut out with Nestie.  Image is also cut with Nestie.  Additionally, I added flower from Prima, pearl flourish from Zva Creative and crystal bling from Kaisercraft.  The shape I chose was from a trellis card I found in the Joanna Sheen Gallery and I altered it a little to fit my needs.  I cut my main paper 12 x 8 inches.


I sure hope you like the way this turned out and that you will come play along with us at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog.  Don't forget also to check out all the DT projects.  

Additionally, there's fun to be had and much inspiration to be gained over at Digi Choosday Facebook Group and Polkadoodles Facebook Group, so hope you will join both places if you haven't already, and if you have, pop by for a visit and come share your Polkadoodles creations!

Enjoy your day!  Many hugs!!

Additional Challenges entered:

AuroraWings Challenge - Anything goes with wings

Colouring in Scrapland - Winged things

Not Just Cards - anything goes

The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - anything goes

Creatalicious Challenges - more than 1 fold

Clear It Out - anything goes with stash item anything goes (my stash items are flowers and pearl flourish)

Deep Ocean Challenge - Summer Fun

Doodle Pantry - anything digital goes

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - garden

Sweet Stamps - summer

Monday, August 3, 2015

BACK TO SCHOOL (TRY SOMETHING NEW) CHALLENGE


Happy Monday!  I am thrilled to announce our New Challenge at ONE SWEET CHALLENGE where we showcase the brilliant artists from SWEET PEA STAMPS SHOP.

Our challenge for this month will be BACK TO SCHOOL and we are looking for you to try something new, so it can be a new technique, use a coloring medium that you've never used before, experiment with a new fold or 3D project, etc.

For my Back to School creation, I chose to make a single drawer box easel card.  I have seen these made all the time and have always wanted to make one, but never got around to it before.  There are tons of tutorials online for this box, I looked at a few to make my project.   I used Bazzill cardstock for the main construction of my creation and added DP from Michelle Roos.  Flower is Prima and bling is Zva Creative.  I added this cute sentiment from Your Next Stamp as I think this box makes an excellent birthday card b/c you can put the gift in the drawer!  Sentiment is cut with Frantic Stamper die.


The image I chose for this project is Artist Lemon Shortbread's "On a Mushroom".  I love this image and she was such fun to color with my Copics.  Image is cut out with MFT die.  I sure hope you like the way my easel box card turned out!  Hope you will come play along ONE SWEET CHALLENGE!!

Btw, in our Sweet Pea Stamps Facebook group we have a progressive challenge every two weeks. First, we have a call for projects using any Sweet Pea Stamps image that is available in the store. That theme is “anything goes.” Then those entries will receive a digital image FREE of charge, chosen by our leader and SPS store owner Lynette, for Part Two of the progressive challenge. With that FREE digital image you are asked to make a project and enter it in Part Two.  Random.org will pick the winner of Part Two. That winner will receive another digital image of the winner’s choice from the SPS store. Even if you don’t enter our progressive challenge, we hope you will stop by for inspiration and share your Sweet Pea Stamps art.

The Sweet Pea Stamps Designers blog showcases Sweet Pea goodness every day. Need a little pick me up for your creative mojo, or sometimes to view a video, stop by, like I said, “every day.” You can also find the challenge blogs that Sweet Pea Stamps is sponsoring.  Yet another chance to win more SPS goodness.

Hope you will pay a visit to Sweet Pea Stamps:)

Hugs!!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Inspiration Post for My Whimisical Little World

Hello all and happy Monday!   I am here to share my inspiration piece using "Sympathy" from My Whimsical Little World Digi Shop.  Before I get to that, I just want to remind you that our challenge is still going on at My Whimsical Little World Challenge Blog.  Our theme is Anything Goes and you have til the end of the month to come play along.   While using an image from My Whimsical Little World Digi Shop is not required to play along, it will get you entered into our winner's draw twice instead of once!  Make sure you check out all the great images available at the shop!!

We would also love to see your My Whimsical Little World creations as well as have you play along in our Progressive Freebie challenge, all of which takes place on the My Whimsical Little World Facebook Group.


 As stated above, you can find the image I used today "Sympathy" at My Whimsical Little World Digi Shop.



I am not certain the name of this fold or which blog I got the tutorial from, but I did find it on Pinterest.  It's a fun card to make and I think the appearance of it is awesome, I sure hope you like it!  Image has been colored with Copics and cut out with die from Cheery Lynn Designs.  DP is Kaisercraft,  Sentiment is from a wood block rubber stamp from my stash and cut out with Sizzix dies.  Flowers are from Prima.  I sure hope you like it!!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Hand Colored Image Challenge at Di's Digi Designs challenge

Happy Saturday to everyone!   A relatively laid back week this past week as my kids were with their cousins most of the week and also the boys were at overnight camp for 4 days.  Evenings were much busier however, with lots of family get togethers.  This coming week will be back to "normal" as far as schedules, etc.  I notice I haven't posted here on the blog in a while, please forgive me for that, have been going through a kind of odd time - hoping to be back posting on a daily basis really soon.

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS and it is Hand Color Your image - you can create whatever you like, but you must color your image by hand!  You have until 11:55pm EST on Friday, July 31 to come join the fun.  Remember, you don’t need to use an image from DI'S DIGI STAMPS to play along, but if you do, you have a chance to win 2 images from DI'S DIGI STAMPS in addition to a chance at the sponsor prize.   You may also use a CandiBean rubber or clear stamp to have an extra chance to win the 2 Di's Digi images.

I hope you will check out DI'S DIGI STAMPS as Di has so many wonderful images, many that would be perfect for our challenge.   You can also check out her CandiBean rubber stamps line - Set 7 has 2 parts to it - Part 1 can be purchased in US and Europe and is rubber, Part 2 are clear stamps and are available in UK only.  Hope you will check them out!


Today my creation uses one of the adorable images from DI’S DIGI STAMPS - "Izzy's Kite Time."  I have colored this gorgeous image with Copics and Sharpie paint pen and cut out with die from my stash.  I chose to make a variation on the typical tri-fold - found the template on Pinterest.  I used Basic Grey DP and added flowers from Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts and butterfly from Petaloo.  Sentiment is from Pink By Designs and cut with die from my stash.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!