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Sunday, October 30, 2011

IT'S A SKETCH CHALLENGE AT WHOOPSI DAISY:)

This week at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE we have an AMAZING sketch by our fabulous DT member Sande - thanks so much for a great sketch Sande!!  Here is the sketch


I can't wait to see your creations using this great sketch!  Hope you will head on over to WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE and come play along with us.  You have until 12 noon EST on Sunday, November 6.  If you have a chance, I'm sure all the Daisy Divas DT would love a visit to their personal blogs.

Remember, it is not necessary to use a WHOOPSI DAISY image to play in our challenge, however, we would LOVE to see you use one!  Linnie has her FANTASTIC Buy One Sheet, Get One Sheet Free SALE (that's 8 images for 1 low price!!) going on NOW at WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP, so you will want to go check that out:)


For my card today, I have chosen this gorgeous image from WHOOPSI DAISY sheet #300.  I colored her with Copics, Atyou Spicas and Fiskars Glitter gel pens.  I cut her using Nesties.  Papers are from Bazzill, Coredinations and Cloud 9 Designs.  Ribbon from Offray and Michael's, flowers from Recollections, bling from Prima and border punch used is Martha Stewart.  Stickles added to fairy wings and sentiment says "Have a Fabulous Day" and is from Unity.

Additional challenges entered:

COME AND GET IT CHALLENGE - anything goes
DREAM VALLEY CHALLENGES - anything goes
GINGERLOFT - BINGO (bottom row - flowers, glitter, ribbon)
KENNY K - glitter and bling
SCRAPPY FROGS - something that flies
THE CRAFTY PAD - friendship
THE SQUIRREL AND THE FOX - flowers or hats (both)
DESIGNED 2 DELIGHT - Pumpkins
HIDING IN MY CRAFT ROOM - anything goes

Saturday, October 29, 2011

REMINDER - HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE AT JUST SOME LINES

Hey everyone! I'm here with your mid-challenge reminder for JUST SOME LINES BLOG:) Our challenge this time around is HALLOWEEN! You can get to your challenge by clicking the Challenge Badge on the left sidebar on the JUST SOME LINES BLOG, or by clicking HERE. We sure hope you will come play along, we have so many awesome entries already, but we want to see more:)


For my reminder inspiration, I decided to use an image that would not be a "typical" Halloween image and make a card with it. Earlier in the week, I took a traditional Halloween image and used non-traditional colors, so I reversed that this time:)

I chose Emo Amber and Alek sitting and colored them with Copics. I added Halloween colors using papers from Bazzill, Coredinations, Cloud 9 Design and Bo Bunny. Spiders in webs are Recollections, sentiment from Northwoods rubber stamp and cut with Lifestyle Crafts die. Image and backing cut with Nesties. Flowers and bling from Prima. Image can be found at JUST SOME LINES SHOP.

Don't forget to come play in our challenge - ends at 11:59pm on Fri., Nov. 4.



Thursday, October 27, 2011

TIME FOR OUR WEEKLY SHOWCASE AT DIGITAL DELIGHTS:)

It's SHOWCASE THURSDAY at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG and you are gonna to be amazed as always by the GORGEOUS DT cards. If you have a chance, please go visit their individual blogs and leave them some love.

Come visit the DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP and check out all the NEW images and templates as well as take advantage of the BIG SALE we've got going on!

Remember, there's also a NEW CHALLENGE and DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES, so I hope you will check it out:)

We also would LOVE for you to come play in our DIGI MONTH CHALLENGE on our Group Sites - PCP and SNR and TCC (THE CRAFTER'S CAFE). Our challenges last until the end of the month of October and you can win 2 DIGITAL DELIGHTS images of choice if you are chosen as the winner. We will have a winner on each of the group sites.

Btw, Wendy has offered an EXCLUSIVE FREEBIE when we reach 100 followers over at DIGITAL DELIGHTS GROUP at THE CRAFTER'S CAFE , so go on and join and invite your friends too!!

You can join our current DIGI MONTH CHALLENGES/Groups by clicking the following links:


Hope to see you there:)




For today's card, I decided on something a little different - it's a "peek-a-boo" type card - my bookmark peeks out from the center image.  I am really excited how this turned out:)  All DP is from Echo Park and all CS is from Bazzill.  I chose DIGITAL DELIGHTS images Aliana witch and Franky topper as well as DIGITAL DELIGHTS circular "Boo to You" sentiment and "Witching you..." sentiment.  I colored my images with Copics and Fiskars glitter gel pens.  I used Nesties to cut the circle and Lifestyle Crafts die for Sentiment.  Franky topper is cut with scissors.  I daubed Ranger Distress Ink over the sentiment, using die cut as a guide.  Spider on web is from Recollections.

Hope you like it!

Additional Challenges entered:

FAB N' FUNKY spooky for Halloween
FRESH BREWED - pumpkins

MY MUM'S CRAFT SHOP - Spooktacular
THE PAPER SHELTER - anything goes

PENNY'S PAPER CRAFTY- Halloween
SCRAPBOOK SISTERS - anything goes
THE SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS - Halloween
DIE CUTTIN' DIVAS - die cuts and Halloween colors
JEN'S DIGI STAMPS - polka dots
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY - sketch

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

NON-TRADITIONAL COLORS HALLOWEEN AT JUST SOME LINES

Hello everyone and Happy Wednesday! Today it's my turn to post on JUST SOME LINES BLOG and I have a fun creation to share:) I used "Little Witch 1" image from JUST SOME LINES' SHOP and I decided that since I have made so many "traditional" colors Halloween cards, this time, I was going to think "outside the box." So, I chose, pink, brown, purple, yellow and a small hint of blue and green to create my card.


I found this super cute sentiment from C.C. Designs rubber stamp set and cut out with Lifestyle Crafts die. I colored my JUST SOME LINES image with Copics and Atyou Spicas, cut with Nesties and daubed with Memento rich cocoa ink. Crystal bling and pearl and stars pick are from Prima, DP is from JillieBean Designs and Imaginisce and papers from Bazzill. Sure hope you like it!

Also, just a reminder, you have until Friday, Nov. 4 to play along in our Halloween challenge - click HERE to get to the challenge:) Hugs and happy day!!

Additional Challenges entered:


INKY IMPRESSIONS - anything goes
MY MUM'S CRAFT SHOP - Spooktacular
PAPER PRETTIES - embellish
THE PAPER SHELTER - anything goes
PENNY'S PAPER CRAFTY- Halloween
SCRAPBOOK SISTERS - anything goes
THE SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS - Halloween
THE PAPER VARIETY - Halloween
PARTY TIME TUESDAYS - anything goes
KRAFTIN' KIMMIE - sketch

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

SPOOKY, SCARY HALLOWEEN AT THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE!

It's a NEW CHALLENGE today over at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE CHALLENGE and this week it's SPOOKY, SCARY HALLOWEEN!!  Now I must admit, I don't know how spooky or scary my card is, but I loved creating it and think it came out pretty cute!

You have until Monday, Nov. 7 to enter our challenge.  You are not required to use an image from THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE, but you will be entered into the drawing 2x for each entry you submit using an image from THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE.  You will also receive 2 entries per layout/scrapbook page.  Overall limit of 2 projects per person please:)


I used this awesome image from THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE called "Halloween Journal."  I just love this image and had such fun coloring it with Copics and Atyou Spicas.  I cut it out using Nestie as I did for the star border circle.  Decorations are from Recollections.  I chose papers from Papertrey Ink and Bo Bunny.  Orange pieces embossed with Cuttlebug bats folder.  Sentiment is cut out with Lifestyle Crafts die and is a C.C. Designs rubber stamp.  Hope you like it:)

I have entered the following challenges:

CARDS FOR MEN - animals
CRAFTY BOOTS - Halloween
CRAFTY CARDMAKERS - cute with a dark twist
DAISY DOODLES - Halloween
HOOKED ON CRAFTS - something spooky
PAPER CREATIONS INK - Halloween theme
PAPER PRETTIES - black, orange, purple, green
POLLYCRAFT - spooky goings on
THERE SHE GOES - Halloween
SKETCH SATURDAY - sketch

FAIRY WISHES AT WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE:)

Happy Tuesday - trying this again!  Had this post completely done and when I went to publish it, got "blogger link broken" warning and lost half of the post - argh!!  Still doing my "catch up" work after exhausting weekend - and a bit of a lazy day today plus older son's last league game of fall season (a 2-2 tie) - not quite as exciting as yesterday's excitement but still nice to watch both teams play well.

We have a NEW CHALLENGE over at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE and it is FAIRY MAGIC!  Have you visited WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP recently?  If not, you should definitely click on right over there and see Linnie's AMAZING collection of images including lots of fantastic fairy images!  While you do not need an image from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP, we'd sure love to see one!

You have until 12pm EST on Sunday, Oct. 29 to enter our challenge by linking up at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE.  Sure hope you will come play along:)

For my card today, I chose these 2 cuties from WHOOPSI DAISY sheet 30, colored them with Copics and Atyou Spicas and cut out by hand, then added Stickles for the wings.  Papers are from Papertrey Ink and Crate Paper (DP), Cuttlebug embossing folder used on yellow panel.  Sentiment from C.C. Designs cut out with EK Success border punch and flower border made with Martha Stewart punch.  Flower from Prima, ribbon from my stash.  Hope you like it and that you will come play along!

Additional Challenges entered:

CUDDLY BUDDLY - card for best friend
FROSTED DESIGNS - a fancy trim
TOTALLY PAPERCRAFTS - layer upon layer
SWEET STOP SKETCHES - sketch plus pink
SEND A SMILE 4 KIDS - for the girls
BIRD IS THE WORD - together
CORROSIVE things that fly
LOLLIPOP CRAFTS - embellish it (at least 3 embellies - ribbon, flower, embossing, border punch, tag, Stickles)
PAN PASTEL - glitter and glitz
PILE IT ON -be happy
SCRAPPY FROGS - something that flies
THE SQUIRREL AND THE FOX - one for the girls
KAREN'S DOODLES - emboss it

Monday, October 24, 2011

Better Late than Never!! NEW CHALLENGE AT SEW MANY CARDS - IT'S A SKETCH

Hey everyone!  Wow, lots of catching up to do today.  Was gone most of the weekend watching my boys play in a soccer tournament.  There were a lot of special things about this particular tournament:

1.  last one of fall season
2.  the bigger of our two club tournaments, meaning our soccer club puts on the whole tournament
3.  my hubby (boys' dad) is on the board for the tournament
4.  BOTH boys' teams won!!

As you can imagine, it was a great weekend, but with hubby at the tournament sites pretty much all weekend, I was carting the boys and typically a couple teammates of theirs all weekend and got very little sleep and NO blogging time!

Anyway, want to tell you all about our current challenge at SEW MANY CHALLENGES which is a sketch.
You have until 10pm EST on Thursday, Oct. 27 to enter our challenge - just follow the sketch!!  While we'd love to see you using an image from SEW MANY CARDS, it is not required to play in our challenges.  Additionally, there is a $1 special image at
SEW MANY CARDS for everyone, so go check that out!!

I went with a Halloween card again this week since we are fast approaching the holiday here in US.  I chose the SEW MANY CARDS image "Porter as Dracula" from the PJ Pals collection for Stryder's Fund.  If you haven't heard about this awesome charity, you'll definitely want to check it out at SEW MANY CARDS.

I colored the image with Copics, Atyou Spicas, Fiskars glitter pens and liquid pearl for the clouds.  Image and backing paper cut with Lifestyle Crafts dies, ribbon from my stash, sentiment from Hero Arts clear, cut with Nesties.  Crystalized bling from Prima, papers from Papertrey Ink and Cuttlebug folder used, DP from Doodlebug Designs.  Hope you like it and will come play along:)

Additional Challenges entered:

CHARISMA CARDZ - dry embossing
DIGI DOODLE SHOP'S BEST - purple and green
DIVA'S BY DESIGN - something spooky
ALPHABET CHALLENGE - soon to be spooky (S)
CARD MAKIN' MAMAS - Halloween
IF THE SHOE FITS.... - Halloween
JELLYPARK - costumes
CRAFTY BOOTS - Halloween
CRAFY CARDMAKERS - cute with a dark twist
CREATIVE STAMP FRIENDS - Halloween
DAISY DOODLES - Halloween

Thursday, October 20, 2011

DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOWCASE THURSDAY - CORAL THE WITCH

It's SHOWCASE THURSDAY at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG and you are gonna to be amazed as always by the GORGEOUS DT cards.  If you have a chance, please go visit their individual blogs and leave them some love.

Come visit the  DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP and check out all the NEW images and templates as well as take advantage of the BIG SALE we've got going on!

Remember, there's also a NEW CHALLENGE and DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES, so I hope you will check it out:)

We also would LOVE for you to come play in our DIGI MONTH CHALLENGE on our Group Sites - PCP and SNR and TCC (THE CRAFTER'S CAFE).   Our challenges last until the end of October and you can win 2 DIGITAL DELIGHTS images of choice if you are chosen as the winner. We will have a winner on each of the group sites.

Btw, Wendy has offered an EXCLUSIVE FREEBIE when we reach 100 followers over at DIGITAL DELIGHTS GROUP at THE CRAFTER'S CAFE , so go on and join and invite your friends too!!

You can join our current DIGI MONTH CHALLENGES/Groups by clicking the following links:


Hope to see you there:)

For my card, I chose Coral the Witch and the Circular Trick or Treat sentiment from DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP and colored with Copics and Fiskars Gel glitter pens, then cut with Grand Calibur nesties.  CS from Papertrey Ink and DP from Cloud 9 Design.  Buttons from Bag O Buttons.  Hope you like it:)

Other challenges entered:

4 CRAFTY CHICKS - marker it up (color)
CCEE STAMPERS - fall/Autumn
PAPER PLAY - use black
SHELLY'S IMAGES - anything goes
DIVA'S BY DESIGN - something spooky
FRESH BREWED DESIGNS - black, orange, purple
I BRAKE FOR CHALLENGES - Halloween
INKY IMPRESSIONS - Halloween
SCRAPBOOK SISTERS - circles

Monday, October 17, 2011

ANYTHING GOES AT WHOOPSI DAISY THIS WEEK!!

It's time for a NEW CHALLENGE at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE and this week it's ANYTHING GOES, so a nice and easy one for everybody to play along.

You have until Sunday, Oct. 23 at 12 noon EST to enter our challenge at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE, so come on and join us!  It is not required for you to use a WHOOPSI DAISY image in your creation, but we'd sure LOVE to see one!!  Linnie has added some AMAZING new sheets to WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP and we still have the BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE on all sheets through next weekend, so take advantage of this awesome sale!  Plus, there's a new FREEBIE for you to enjoy, so hurry on over to WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP and check it out:)


For my creation today, I decided to make a belated birthday card since I seem to miss everyone's birthdays lately!  I colored my WHOOPSI DAISY image with Copics and Fiskars glitter gel pen and cut out with Nesties.  DP is all from Bo Bunny and cardstock is Bazzill and Papertrey ink.   I used a Martha Stewart border punch on the pink triangle piece and pearls are from Queen Kat Designs.  Sentiment is Hero Arts clear stamp and cut with Nesties.  Hope you like it and will join the challenge:)

Additional challenges entered:

KB CUTE - anything goes
POLLYCRAFT - girls, girls, girls
WOODWARE USA - anything goes
STAMPTACULAR SUNDAY - you choose (anything goes)
THE SQUIRREL AND THE FOX - one for the girls
BY THE CUTE AND GIRLY - anything goes
HOBBYSTUGGU - 3 of same embellie (pink pearls and purple pearls)
SEND A SMILE 4 KIDS - for the girls

Well, it's been a few days, but THERE'S MAGIC IN THE AIR!!!

Hey everyone!  Between internet connection issues, my younger son having a soccer tournament all weekend and my hubby suprising me with a night out on Saturday, I haven't done much blogging since Thurs. - eek!  I miss all my blogging and crafty friends when I'm not online much, so I hope everyone is doing awesome:)

We have a NEW CHALLENGE this week at THERE'S MAGIC IN THE AIR with PAPER CUPCAKES this week and it is a HALLOWEEN COLOR challenge and so we want to see HALLOWEEN plus ORANGE, BLACK and GREEN.  Thanks to DT member Ildiko Cseh for coming up with this fun challenge!!

We also have a FREEBIE available this week and that is the image "Aye Aye" that all the DT have used for their creations this week.  Go on and pick it up at THERE'S MAGIC IN THE AIR.

You have until Sunday, Oct. 23 to enter our challenge.  Although you are not required to use an image from PAPER CUPCAKES SHOP to play along, we'd sure LOVE to see one!  Plus, using a PAPER CUPCAKES SHOP image gets you 2 entries in our random.org drawing for the winner.  Nina has added some amazing NEW IMAGES to the PAPER CUPCAKES SHOP, so hope you will go check them out!!


For my card, I used "Aye Aye" image, this week's FREEBIE, and colored with Copics then cut with Nesties.  I chose papers from Kaisercraft, Cloud 9 Design and Papertrey Ink for solid colors.  I used a Cuttlebug folder "bats" on orange piece, added Prima's new crystal bling and ribbon from Offray.  Sentiment is a Hero Arts clear stamp and is cut with Memory Box die.  I hope you like it and will come play along:)

Additional challenges:

CARD CUPIDS - color orange
CORROSIVE CHALLENGE - flying things
DREAM VALLEY - Halloween
GINGERLOFT - Halloween or fall
HERE COME THE BOYS - masculine and Halloween
PAPER SUNDAES - Halloween or fall 
QUIRKY CRAFTS - spooky/Halloween

Thursday, October 13, 2011

CHRISTMAS HOPPING WITH JUST SOME LINES!!

Hello and welcome to Audrey's Blog - you should have arrived from Lola's blog.  If you have not arrived from there, please go back to JUST SOME LINES BLOG and start at the beginning.  Hope you have enjoyed the hop.  I hope you have enjoyed our hop so far.  You have one more stop after me.  Remember to leave me a comment to have a chance at winning one of the WONDERFUL prizes we are giving away - Just Some Lines images and mystery prizes.

I am sharing "From Our Home to Yours Warm/Cold" this morning.  This is a very cool image because of the shape and in my opinion, it lead itself quite nicely to some sort of tag.  So, I went with a free standing pop up card.  First you can see it closed and then


Open!  I used papers from Bazzill, SU and CTMH for the base and tags then added some DP from Jillibean soup, a flower from Prima and buttons from Bazzill.  I colored my JUST SOME LINES image with Copics, Atyou Spicas and Fiskars glitter gel pens and then added Stickles, a snowflake brad and ribbon from my stash.

Hope you like it.  Your last stop will be Tina's blog.   After that, hope you will head on over to JUST SOME LINES SHOP and go shopping:)

IT'S SHOWCASE THURSDAY AT DIGITAL DELIGHTS!!

Good Thursday to all!  Kids are off school tomorrow, so I am scrambling to finish a bunch of things today since for some reason, I get nothing done with the kids being home hmmm.... LOL

It's THURSDAY SHOWCASE over at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG today and I am showcasing one of my very favorite Halloween images - Audra the Witch (any name similarties are coincidence I'm sure;) LOL).  Anyway, I put Audra atop the Pumpkin Set from the Fall Accessories and added a sentiment from Halloween Sentiments set 2.  All images and sentiment can be found at DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP, so go check it out!!  There's also TONS of new stuff you won't want to miss.


I colored my DIGITAL DELIGHTS images with Copics and Atyou Spicas, then cut using Nesties.  Frame also made using Nesties.  Sentiment cut with Nesties and then daubed with Memento ink.  DPs are from My Mind's Eye, Kaisercraft and Fancy Pants.  Base of card is CTMH, flower is Prima and ribbon is from Michaels.  I used a Martha Stewart border punch on the purple polka dot paper.  Thanks so much for stopping by - I hope you like it:)

Remember, there is a NEW CHALLENGE today as well at DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES, so I hope you will check that out and come play along:) 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

JUST SOME LINES SNEAK PEEK OF CHRISTMAS IMAGES

Well, are you ready for some.... CHRISTMAS?!? Christmas images to be exact.   I am giving you a little SNEAK PEEK the day before our CHRISTMAS RELEASE BLOG HOP  - mark your calendars, it starts tomorrow, Thurs., Oct. 13 at JUST SOME LINES BLOG.


Jehanne has come out with 13 NEW and WONDERFUL Christmas images that will be featured on our blog hop which begins Thursday, Oct. 13. Today, I am giving a little sneak of 1 of the images called "From Our House to Yours Neighbors." I absolutely LOVE this image and I know you will too!

I colored the image with Copics, Atyou Spicas and my new Fiskars glitter gel pens, which are very awesome. I added Stickles, Liquid Pearl and smooch for snow and ice. I cut out using Nestie. Papers are Bazzill and CTMH and I used a Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder. Sentiment and die used with it are both from Memory Box, ribbon is SU, bling is My Mind's Eye and DP is from GPC. Hope you like it, and make sure you come back tomorrow so you can see the rest of the images:).

Additional Challenges entered:

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE - FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL CHALLENGE

Happy Tuesday everyone!!  Today the younger of my 2 boys turns 9 and it is a BUSY day!!  I'm really excited because we have a NEW CHALLENGE over at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE CHALLENGE and it is to create something "FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL."  We'd love to hear the stories of who inspired you to make your project. 

You have 2 weeks to play along with our challenge at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE CHALLENGE, so that means until Monday, Oct. 24.  Hope you will come join us!!

You are not required to use an image from THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE, but we'd sure LOVE to see one!!  Plus, you get 2 entries for each entry using a STAMPING BOUTIQUE image as well as 2 entries if you enter a page layout.   Also, Tracey has some FABULOUS NEW RELEASES in the shop, so make sure you go check those out:)

If you want to hang out and chat, come join one or more of our fun groups at THE CRAFTER'S CAFE and be part of this fun forum for crafters!

For my card today, I chose this amazing THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE image.  I colored her with Copics and cut out with Nesties.  Background die cut with Marianne Crafts die.  Jilliebean Designs provided button flower, used cuttlebug folder for purple layer.  Bling from Recollections.  Sentiment is clear stamp and cut out with Memory Box die.  Hope you like it and will come play along!! 

Additional challenges entered:

CRAFTY CARDMAKERS - anything goes
HOUSE OF GILLI - pick 3 colors (purple, green, white)

Monday, October 10, 2011

THERE'S MAGIC IN THE AIR WITH PAPER CUPCAKES - SCRIPTURE CHALLENGE

Hello everyone and welcome to a new challenge at THERE'S MAGIC IN THE AIR.  This week our challenge is chosen by DT member Sony and she has chosen to USE SCRIPTURE.  I love using Scripture in my creations, although I feel I don't do it very often, so need to use it more:)  I am really pleased how it came out here!

I colored my image from PAPER CUPCAKES SHOP with Copics.  I cut out using Lifestyle Crafts dies and used papers from DCWV.   The sentiment is from Verve clear stamps, stamped on Vellum with Staz-On and cut with Nesties.  Lace is from MFT, flower from Prima and crystal bling from Prima.  Base papers from Bazzill and CTMH.


I hope you will come join us.  You have until Sunday, Oct. 16 to enter our challenge at THERE'S MAGIC IN THE AIR.   While we would love to see an image from PAPER CUPCAKES SHOP, it is not necessary to play in our challenge, however, if you use a PAPER CUPCAKES image, you will get 2 entries instead of 1 for purposes of our random.org drawing for the winner.

Additonal challenges entered:

SCRAPPY FROGS - fruits
SENTIMENTAL SUNDAYS - sentiment plus anything goes
STAMPIN SISTERS IN CHRIST - anything goes
DESIGNED 2 DELIGHT - leaf/fallen leaves
SEND A SMILE 4 KIDS - fall/Autumn colors
STAMP, SCRAP AND DOODLE - things that are
round
BLOGGER'S CHALLENGE - falling for you
CUDDLY BUDDLY - check it out (gingham, plaid, checks)
JUST ADD INK - add a die cut
MAMI DOODLES - "Mother Nature"
STAMPING WITH THE DRAGON - fall colors

Sunday, October 9, 2011

ONE STITCH AT A TIME - ANYTHING GOES!!

We have a NEW CHALLENGE over at ONE STITCH AT A TIME and our challenge this week is ANYTHING GOES!  You have until Saturday, Oct. 15 to enter, so go ahead and come join us!

Our Sponsors this week are
and
So 2 fantastic prizes for you this week !

While you do not have to use an image from STITCHY BEAR STAMPS SHOP to play along in our challenge, you DO need to use one to be chosen for our Top 3.  If you do use a  STITCHY BEAR STAMPS SHOP image, please put a "3" after your name so you don't miss out on being selected for the Top 3.


I have used this image "Teddy n' Me" from STITCHY BEAR STAMPS SHOP for my card this week, colored it with Copics and cute with dies from Lifestyle Crafts then distressed with Memento ink.  Buttons are white buttons from a pack of bulk buttons I purchased at Michael's and then I sprayed them with Glimmer Mist and Smooch and used some alcohol ink to make them blue and shiny.  Ribbons and lace from my stash.  Papers are from 6 X 6 packs, but not sure manufacturer.  Base paper from CTMH.  Sentiment from Creative Vision and stamped in Memento ink and cut with Nestie.  Thanks so much for looking and hope you play along:)

Additional Challenges entered:
I DID IT CREATIONS - anything goes
DREAM VALLEY - monochrome
STAMPTACULAR SUNDAY - so distressing
THE CRAFTY PAD - vintage
ALLSORTS - feature a bear
COPIC COLOR CHALLENGE - vintage coloring
OUR DAILY BREAD DESIGNS - make you own embellies (made buttons by spraying white buttons with mist and then adding alcohol ink)
MIDNIGHT MADNESS - sketch
JUST ADD INK - add a die cut

NEW CHALLENGE - WE'RE GOING GIRLY AT DI'S DIGI DESIGNS

A NEW CHALLENGE is going on at DI'S DIGI DESIGNS CHALLENGE and this time we're GOING GIRLY!!  So, show us your girly stuff - images, papers, colors, etc.  You have until midnight EST on Friday, Oct. 21 to join along at DI'S DIGI DESIGNS CHALLENGE.

You do not need to use an image from DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS to enter our challenge or to be eligible for the sponsor prize, however, if you do use an image from DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS, you will be added to an additional drawing to win 2 images from Di's Shop (creations using previous Freebies will not be eligible for the extra prize)


For my card, I chose this adorable image from DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS.  I colored it with Copics and cut with Nesties.  Added American Crafts buttons and pick from Prima.  Sentiment is from clear stamps.  Papers are Bazzill, Authentique and My Mind's Eye.  Ribbon from SU and Bazzill textured and bling CS finishes it off.  Hope you like it and will come play along:)

Additional challenges entered:

DREAM VALLEY - monochrome
PAPER SUNDAES - fav. color combo (monochrome pink with some brown)
SENTIMENTAL SUNDAYS - sentiment plus anything goes
MY SHERI CRAFTS - think pink
ONE STOP CRAFT CHALLENGE - anything goes
THE SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY - anything goes plus sparkle
JELLYPARK CHALLENGES - pink and ribbon

SEW MANY CARDS COLORS CHALLENGE

A bit late announcing this challenge, but better late than never, right?!?  So we have a NEW CHALLENGE over at SEW MANY CHALLENGES and it is a COLOR CHALLENGE.  The colors we want to see are BURNT ORANGE, YELLOW and BROWN.  I hope you will come play along!!

You do not have to use an image from SEW MANY CARDS SHOP, but we'd sure LOVE to see one!!  There's some great NEW IMAGES for October, so we hope you'll head over to the shop and check them out.

For my card, I have chosen this image of Cammi the Caterpillar sitting on mushrooms.  I had such fun coloring this awesome image - I loved adding dimension to the flowers and mushrooms.  I colored with Copics and cut with Nesties.  Sentiment is from Technique Tuesday.  Papers are from Echo Park, Crate Paper and My Mind's Eye.  CS from CTMH and Bazzill.  Sentiment cut with Nesties tag and Basic Grey brad added.  Bling from My Mind's Eye.  Hope you like it:)


Additional challenges entered:

PAN PASTEL - Autumn COLORS
EASY CRAFT PROJECTS - Autumn/thank you
SEND A SMILE 4 KIDS - fall/Autumn colors
STAMPIN' FOR THE WEEKEND - Autumn colors

We also have a $1 bargain image for you this week - remember to go pick it up for this special price this week at SEW MANY CARDS SHOP.  I have colored Duncan the Duck with awareness ribbon to help recognize National Breast Cancer Awareness month.  I used Copics, Flower soft and Stickles and then cut with Nesties.  Flowers cut with Nesties as well.  Papers from CTMH and Kaisercraft.  Bling from My Mind's Eye and Recollections.

Also entered:
CUPCAKE INSPIRATIONS - photo inspiration
PILE IT ON - just because
MY SHERI CRAFTS - think pink
STAMP, SCRAP AND DOODLE - things that are round
THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT - sketch
IF THE SHOE FITS... - girl's rock
JELLYPARK CHALLENGES - pink and ribbon

IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME AT WHOOPSI DAISY!!

Well, lots of posting today as I catch up on about 3 days worth of posts.  Finally moving forward - new toilet, working on cleaning various rooms and just a bunch of organizing that has been neglected for weeks due to busy life with my 4 kids and our "5th child," who is my former babysitter, and lives with us since end of June.

So, we have a NEW CHALLENGE over at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE and our challenge this time is CHRISTMAS!  I love Christmas, so of course, creating a Christmas card was great fun.  Our challenge goes until Sunday, Oct. 16 at 12 noon EST, so go on and get linked up at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE.

You are not required to use an image from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP, but we'd LOVE to see one!!  Linnie has her FABULOUS BUY ONE SHEET, GET ONE SHEET FREE offer going for a limited time, so get yourself on over to  WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP and take advantage of this great deal:)

 

For todays creation, I used the current FREEBIE over at  WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP and another past FREEBIE and put them together using GIMP.  I colored everything with Copics and Atyou Spicas and added some Stickles.  Flower is 2 different flowers from Prima and button from Bag o' Buttons, pearls from Prima and bling from Recollections.  Papers are from My Mind's Eye, and GPC, solids from Bazzill, SU, and CTMH.  I used a bunch of Nesties and then sentiment cut with Lifestyle Crafts die.  Sentiment from Hero Arts.  Hope you like it and will come play along:)

Additional Challenges entered:

CHRISTMAS INSPIRATIONS - Christmas and flowers or birds
KRAFTIN' KIMMIE - sparkle and shine
LITTLE CLAIRE'S - Christmas
ONE STOP CRAFT CHALLENGE - anything goes
THE SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY - anything goes plus sparkle
TOTALLY GORJUSS - ooh-la-la
BAH HUMBUG - Christmas plus glitter and glitz
FLOWERET - Christmas
PAPERWORKS CO. - photo inspire
RAISE THE BAR - furry friends

Thursday, October 6, 2011

NEW CHRISTMAS RELEASES AT DIGITAL DELIGHTS!!!

Good morning - wow, a couple days since my last post.  Life has been CRAZY!!  Most of the issues have revolved around the same stupid toilet that we had issues with about a month ago, but it is also destroying the ceiling in the room below and dripping all over the carpet in that room which of course is where the main computer, printer, router and modem live.  Plus it is bringing a damp, moldy smell to the carpet, which now I need to have cleaned - uck!!

Ok, no more toilet stories for now and onto to fun and happy things, such as NEW RELEASES at DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP - woo hoo!  I am so excited for today's releases, Wendy (aka Louby Loo) has once again WOWED us with her adorable creations. 

Please make sure to go check out all the new releases at DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP as well as the projects the DT have made with them at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG.  If you have a chance, I'm sure the DT girls would love a visit to their personal blogs as well:)

Don't forget, we also have a NEW CHALLENGE going at DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES and I hope you will check that out too!!


I have used North Pole Eddie the Elf plus 3 different digi papers - you can find everything at DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP.   I colored the image with Copics and Atyou Spicas and then added Stickles for the snow and ball on light pole plus Flower Soft for the brim of Eddie's hat.   Snowflakes also cut with Nesties and ribbon is from SU.  I hope you like it!

Monday, October 3, 2011

THERE'S MAGIC IN THE AIR AT PAPER CUPCAKES - GO GREEN

Happy Monday to all!!  Hope everyone's week is starting off great:)  We have a NEW CHALLENGE this week at THERE'S MAGIC IN THE AIR and our challenge this week is GO GREEN!  You can interpret this anyway you'd like - use something green, something about recycling, use recycled/repurposed materials - it's open to tons of different interpretations:)

For my card, I chose "Hello Sunshine" from PAPER CUPCAKES SHOP.  I colored the image with Copics and then cut with Lifestyle Craft dies as I did with backing paper.  I chose papers from The Angel Co. and CTMH as well as My Mind's Eye DP.  I added flowers and gems/pearls from Prima, stitched ribbon from my stash and a sentiment that I computer generated and then cut with Nesties.  I also embossed the green layer with a Cuttlebug folder.  Hope you like it:)

I hope you will come play along at THERE'S MAGIC IN THE AIR.  You have until Sunday evening on Oct. 9.  Remember, it is not required to use an image from PAPER CUPCAKES SHOP, but if you do, you'll get 2 entries instead of 1 for purposes of our random.org drawing for the winner.

Additional challenges entered:

CRAFTY ANN'S around the world (the Earth:))
PILE IT ON - do it for fun (fun flowers and had fun coloring this:))

Sunday, October 2, 2011

WHOOPSI DAISY - SHOW US LACE AND PEARLS

Almost off to bed, but just wanted to let you know about our NEW CHALLENGE going on at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE.  Our challenge this week is LACE and PEARLS.  I love using both these embellies on my card, so woo hoo, what a great challenge!!  You have until 12 noon EST on Sunday, Oct. 9 to come play along:)

Remember anyone is eligible to enter our challenges, you are not required to use an image from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP, but if you have one, we'd LOVE to see it!!  Also, Linnie has some FABULOUS NEW SHEETS in the shop that you are definitely going to want to purchase!

For my card today, I used this adorable WHOOPSI DAISY image, which I colored with Copics and cut out with Nesites.  DPs from Echo Park and My Mind's Eye.  Lace from JoAnn, pearls from Recollections, sentiment from Whimsy rubber stamps, cut out with Nesties.  Hope you like it and will come play along:)

Additional challenges entered:

ALY'S SUNDAY CHALLENGE - bows (2 bows on the image)
AUD SENTIMENTS - happy birthday
DO YOU STACK UP - swirls
PAPERMINUTES - sketch
CUDDLY BUDDLY - babies/kids
PAPER SUNDAES - lots of layers (7)
CRAFTER'S COMPANION MONTHLY - pink and green
CREATALICIOUS - anything goes
EMERALD GARDEN FAERIES - punches or dies
365 CARDS - lovely layers (7 layers)
CRAFTY EMMAS - totally gorjuss/pretty girls
MARK'S FINEST PAPERS - polka dots

YAY, I am on the DT at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE!!

I am so thrilled to be working with Tracey (owner/creator/artist), Christy (TSB coordinator and shop manager), April (TSB challenge team coordinator) and the REST OF THE AMAZING TEAM at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE.  I have been a HUGE fan of TSB since I started getting into digital stamping and I am just so excited to be working with all of Tracey's STUPENDOUS images!!

Another reason I LOVE THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE is because one of Tracey's image lines is "Audrey" and that's my name!!  As someone who can never find their name on a key chain, mug or magnet when I go to gift shops, it's nice to see images with my name (even though it has no relation to me specifically).  But, as always, I digress....
 
I have used the image "A.J. and Audrey."  I love this sweet image and had a great time coloring it - I adore all the details of Tracey's images, makes coloring them so much fun!!   I used my Copics and added Stickles for the ice cream.  The brad flower is from K and Co. and the sentiment is a clear stamp from my stash and is cut with Nesties.  Image cut with Lifestyle Crafts die and frame done with Nesites.  Basic Grey DP, and textured SU CS used.   Shiny domes are from my stash.  Hope you like it!!



Don't forget to check out our CHANGING SEASONS CHALLENGE over at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE CHALLENGE BLOG.  Hope you will come play along:)

Additional challenges entered:
SPARKLES FORUM - something that sparkles
JELLYPARK - Design Seeds palette - wish brights
BIRD IS THE WORD - you and me
PAPERCRAFTING JOURNEY - die cuts/punches

ONE STITCH AT A TIME - USE A DIGI!!

Its Sunday again :O) So its time for another fantabulous challenge here at One Stitch At A Time!!  The  creators have been having another busy week filling the store with more gorgeous digi goodness. Why not pop over there to see whats been happening at STITCHY BEAR STAMPS SHOP!  Also, why not sign up for the Stitchy newsletter for all the latest news and offers..
To start us off Claire from Hope Jacare Doodles has created this gorgeous digi image

The digi image can be yours FREE ... All you have to do is spend $3 instore and its yours :O)
Hurry - this offer expires midnight
Sunday October 2nd EST

For this weeks challenge We are asking you to 'Use a Digi'
Thats it !! A nice easy challenge for you all :O)
Be it Digi images of even Digi papers the choice is yours.
You don't need to use a STITCHY BEAR SHOP image to play in our challenge, however,
To be chosen for Top 3 you must use a StitchyBear Digital Stamps product. If you do use a SBDS digi please put #3 after your name when you enter. That way you won't miss a chance for Top 3 spot.
Our fantabulous sponsor this week is

With a £10 gift certificate to spend in store !!

For my creation this week, I am using digi papers from PANDA BEAR DESIGHNS and image "Ruffles" from STITCHY BEAR.  All digital elements can be found at STITCHY BEAR STAMPS SHOP.  Image is colored with Copics, and cut with Nellies dies.  I used a Martha Stewart border punch on yellow CMTH paper - other CS also from CTMH.  Sentiment from MFT Pure Innocence line, and cut with Nesties as is scallop circle.  Prima gems and ribbon from my stash round out the creation.  Hope you like it and will come play along with our challenge.   You have until Saturday, Oct. 8.  Can't wait to see what you create:)

DO YOU STACK UP - swirls

Saturday, October 1, 2011

IT'S MIDWEEK REMINDER FOR JUST SOME LINES FALL COLORS CHALLENGE!

Hey everyone, I'm here to remind you we're half way through our FALL COLORS challenge over at JUST SOME LINES BLOG!!   You have until Fri., Oct. 7, 11:59pm EST to get those entries in. There's already so many fabulous creations and we'd love to see MORE!!


You can get to the challenge by clicking the challenge badge on the left sidebar of the JUST SOME LINES BLOG or by clicking HERE, whatever is easiest for you:) Remember, JUST SOME LINES images are not required to play along, but if you use one, you will get an additional entry into our random.org drawing for the winner!! Prize is $12 voucher to JUST SOME LINES SHOP - wow, what an AWESOME prize!!


I would like to share my card for the challenge using "Ladybird Cupcake" which can be found HERE - such a cool image. I colored it using Copic fall colors and cut wtih Nesties die. All DP is from DCWV, sentiment is from Our Craft Lounge clear stamp and cut with Cheery Lynn die. Gems are from Recollections. I sure hope you like it and will come join our challenge!!


Additional challenges entered:

MELJEN'S - circle and square in same creation
PAPERCRAFTING JOURNEY - die cuts/punches
WILLOW SKETCHIE - sketch
CRAFTS 4 ETERNITY - anything goes
CRAFTY CATZ - things with wings
OUR CRAFT LOUNGE - Autumn foliage