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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

TIME FOR NEW CANDY!!

Here it is - Mr. Linky can be found at the BOTTOM OF MY BLOG - link there to play along.  Good luck!!:)

NEW CHALLENGE AT THE PIXIE COTTAGE–ANYTHING GOES AND/OR SKETCH!

Now it’s time to introduce our NEW CHALLENGE at THE PIXIE COTTAGE! This week we are doing ANYTHING GOES and/or SKETCH. I chose Digital Image “I'm Not Ready” by Sandra Hammer from MICHELLE'S SCRAPBOOKING and MORE for my image. I love this adorable image and it’s sentiment and it was such fun to color with my Copics!  Image is cut with Sizzix dies.  I followed this week’s sketch by our amazing DT coordinator KATIE TATE.  I picked Heidi Grace DP and Darice CS plus dies from Taylored Expressions.   I added ribbon from Michaels and flowers from Prima.  I sure hope you like it!

You have until Tuesday, March 6 at 11:59pm CST to come play along in our challenge at THE PIXIE COTTAGE. While we’d LOVE to see you use an image from MICHELLE'S SCRAPBOOKING and MORE, it is not required to play in our challenge. Can’t wait to see your creations!!


Additional Challenges entered:
CARDS AND MORE – glisten and sparkle
CREATIVE CARD CREW – humor
DEEP OCEAN CHALLENGE – spring
PARTYTIME TUESDAYS – anything goes
SASSY CHERYL'S – spots and dots
TOP TIP TUESDAY – stitches (on ribbon)
CRAFTY BLOGGER'S NETWORK – spring time
KAREN'S DOODLES – pastel colors plus Easter
LOVE TO CREATE CHALLENGE – stitching (on ribbon)
MY CRAFT SPOT – make is laugh

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

CANDY WINNERS!!

Here are the winners of my most recent candy:

YOU PAY THE SHIPPING CANDY #151 SHARON

BONUS # 1 WINNER
#57 ABUSYBEE

BONUS #2 WINNER
#175 CRAFTY AMY 

Please e-mail me at danmoose@aol.com with your mailing address.  I will confirm and then e-mail once I send your goodies.  Sometimes it takes a little while for me to send and other times I can send quickly, just depends on where life takes me.  Please be patient.  Thanks and thanks for playing!!

If you did not win, more candy will arrive soon, so stay tuned....

WHOOPSI DAISY SPOTS AND DOTS CHALLENGE

Hey everyone!  Back in town after a lovely wedding weekend away.  So wonderful to see so many family members and to see hubby’s nephew (my kids’ oldest cousin and first to get married).  We were actually back in town since late Sunday, but had to get kids ready to go back to school plus unpacking, etc.  Yesterday morning was a bit frantic because my refrigerator/freezer appeared to stop working which naturally threw me into a bit of a panic.  Thankfully, it was just an outlet/fixture gone bad and once I plugged it in to a different one, it worked fine.  PHEW!

So, before I get to our NEW CHALLENGE over at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE, I want you to know that I will be drawing my BLOG CANDY today, so stay tuned…..

We have a NEW CHALLENGE over at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE and this week we are looking for SPOTS & DOTS on your creations.  I went completely SPOT & DOT crazy on my card by including dots on my DPs, image, embossed frame and ribbonSmile

You have until Sunday, March 4 at noon EST to enter your creation.  Please remember to use your image from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP or from DAISY and FRIENDS CD which you can purchase at JOANNA SHEEN'S SHOP.  Projects not using WHOOPSI DAISY images will NOT be considered for prize or Top 3.


My image this week comes from Sheet 177 which can be found at WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP.  All of the images on the sheet are FABULOUS – it was hard to choose, but I went with this sweet Daisy because of the polka dotted bows in her hair and back of dress.  I colored most of the image with Copics and Atyou Spicas for the flowers.  I added JudiKins glaze on the flowers to make them pop out a bit more.  I paper pieced her dress using paper from Heidi Grace DP.  I also used some Basic Grey DP and CS from Darice and Core-dinations.  Ribbon is from Michaels and flowers from Prima.  Image and backing cut with nesties, backing embossed with Sizzix folder.  Scallops done with MFT die.  Sentiment from Whimsy Stamps and cut with Verve die.  I sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Additional challenges:
CRAFT YOUR PASSION – paper piecing
CRAFTY BLOGGER'S NETWORK – spring time
DAISY DOODLES – color your world (no black or brown)
NETTIES G'S DIGITAL GEMS CHALLENGE – anything goes
PAPER PLAYTIME – pets plus sentiment
PAPER PRETTIES – rainbow
SQUIGGLEFLY – spring is in the air plus ribbon
CRAZY CHALLENGE – anything goes
CUTIE PIE CHALLENGE – flowers
STAMPAVIE AND MORE – sketch

Saturday, February 25, 2012

LACE AND PEARLS AT DI’S DIGI DESIGNS CHALLENGE

Hello and happy Saturday to all!!  Hope you are having a glorious weekend so far.   I am out of town for a wedding of my hubby’s middle brother’s oldest son (my kids oldest cousin), so it’s pretty exciting – he’s the first kid from the cousins’ generation to get married.

Anyway, we have a NEW CHALLENGE this week at DI'S DIGI DESIGNS CHALLENGE and our theme is LACE and PEARLS, which lucky me, is PERFECT for a wedding cardSmile  You have until Friday, March 9 at 11:59pm EST to enter our challenge and we can’t wait to see all your fabulous creations.  We would sure love to see you use an image from DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS, but you are not required to use one for entry into our challenge.  If you do use an image from DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS, you will have a chance to win 2 images of choice from DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS in addition to a chance at the sponsor prize – a $10 voucher to JOANNA SHEEN'S SHOP!!

I have used DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS image WITH THIS RING for my card today.  The image is absolutely perfect for the card I wanted to make.  I colored the image with Copics and Atyou Spicas, cut with Nesties and then rounded the corners with EK Success punch.  DP is from First Edition and I embossed the bottom piece with Sizzix folder and created a frame out of the square piece using a Cheery Lynn die.  I added a sentiment from a Dee Gruenig rubber stamp set which I cut with Whimsy Stamps die, lace is from Hobby Lobby and bling/pearls are from K and Co.  Hope you like it and will come play along in our challenge at DI'S DIGI DESIGNS CHALLENGE!

Additional Challenges entered:
ATCS AND CARDS WITH ATTITUDE – anything/bling
PATTIE'S CREATIONS CHALLENGE – vintage plus digi image
CHARISMA CARDZ – love is in the air
DRS DESIGNS – use a tag
JUST INSPIRATIONAL CHALLENGES – anything goes (using top inspiration photo)
LITTLE MISS MUFFET – fancy/lace
MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES – lots of layers (6)
WILLOW SKETCHIE – anything goes
REPEAT IMPRESSIONS – sketch
DIVAS BY DESIGN – bling

Thursday, February 23, 2012

TIME FOR THURSDAY SHOWCASE AT DIGITAL DELIGHTS:)

Where does the week go?!? Cannot believe it’s Thursday already, but that means the weekend is almost here – yay! It also means that it’s time for Showcase Thursday at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG!!   You can find all the images, sentiments and even some of the digi papers used by the DT girls at DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP . If you get a chance, you will definitely want to check out ALL the DT creations at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG. As always, the DT gals have created AMAZING works for your inspiration.

We also have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES, so hope you will come play alongSmile

For my creation today, I have used the following items that can be found at DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOPSnuffles and Cuddle Bunny plus my sentiment “and they lived Hoppily ever after…”  Images are colored with Copics.  I have used Nesties for all die shapes and applied Staz-on for a distressed look.  Pearls and bling from Prima, ribbon from Michael’s, flowers from JoAnn.  Papers are Doodlebug Designs, KI Memories, Bazzill and Darice.  I sure hope you like it!!

Additional Challenges:
COOKING IT UP WITH KATIE – 3 favorite things (flowers, bling, coloring with Copics)
DIVAS BY DESIGN – bling
PAPER PRETTIES – use die cuts
THE PAPER SHELTER – add a sentiment
PENNY'S PAPER-CRAFTY CHALLENGES – anything goes
SIMON SAYS STAMPS – 3 different papers
THE SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS – use a digi
TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS – all creatures great and small
CREATIVE CRAFT CHALLENGES – Valentine’s
PINK GEM CHALLENGE – sketch

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

SPECIAL PRICED IMAGE AT SEW MANY CARDS

Just a quick reminder that our 1/2 image at SEW MANY CARDS SHOP this month is “Duncan holding letter.”  If you want to pick up this cutie at 1/2 off, you have until the end of February to get it at this amazing price.

Here is a card I created to showcase our 1/2 off image at SEW MANY CARDS SHOP.  I colored Duncan a tad darker than I usually do and I think he looks adorable in a little deeper yellow/orange color.  All coloring done with Copics and he is cut with Nesties.  Papers are from Core-dinations, DP from K and Co. and First Edition.  Flower from Prima, ribbon from SU, sentiment from Pink by Design and cut with Nestie.  Scalloped edge done with MFT die.  Hope you like it and will go pick it up at 1/2 off priceSmile

Additional Challenges:
CREATIVE CARD CREW – masculine
SCRAP CREATIONS – critter
LADYBUG'S CRAFTS INK – spring is in the air
I COPIC CHALLENGES – animals
SQUIGGLEFLY – bright, sunny and yellow
PAPER PRETTIES – spring
CUTIE PIE CHALLENGE – cute plus flowers
PAN PASTEL UK – animal
PAPER PAL ARTS – sketch

KABOODLE DOODLES FOOD/DRINK CHALLENGE

We have a NEW CHALLENGE going on for you at KABOODLE DOODLES this week and it is to GET COOKING!  That’s right, show us food or drinks – can be on the image, papers, embellies, whatever, as long as it has something to do with food!  We are sponsored this week by DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS – yay!!

You have until Sunday, February 26 in the evening EST to enter our challenge.  You can use any images you like – no product restrictions.  Can’t wait to see what you create.


I have used this adorable image from DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS – “Cherry Cake.”  I have colored it with Copics and cut with Nesties.  Sentiment and die for sentiment from Whimsy Stamps.  Papers from Core-dinations, SU and KI Memories DP.  Sure hope you like it!

Additional challenges:
DEEP OCEAN CHALLENGE – pink and brown
SCRAP CREATIONS – critter
SASSY CHERYL'S –no embossing
CHEERFUL STAMP PAD – Birthday
CRAFTY BOOTS CHALLENGE – food, glorious food
I COPIC CHALLENGES – animals
INCY WINCY DESIGNS – birthday
KAREN'S DOODLES – celebrate
THERE SHE GOES – animals
CORROSIVE – another dimension (image is top of 6 layers)
SKETCHES BY CARLY – sketch

RECIPE CHALLEGE AT SEW MANY CARDS

It’s time for a NEW CHALLENGE at SEW MANY CARDS and this week we have a RECIPE CHALLENGE – 2 DESIGNER PAPERS and 4 OR MORE GEMS.  Can’t wait to see what you create!

Our challenge runs until Sunday, February 26 at 10pm CST.  You are not required to use an image from SEW MANY CARDS SHOP, but we’d LOVE to see one!

For my creation, I chose BUCKET OF FLOWERS from SEW MANY CARDS SHOP new February releases.  I LOVE this wonderful image and had such fun coloring it with my Copics.  I cut with Nesties and daubed with Memento ink.  Sentiment from Northwoods, cut with Nesties.  Gems from my stash.  Cuttlebug folder used for embossed triangle, all paper from Darice and DP from K and Co.  Hope you like and will come play along!!

Additional challenges:
CRAFTY SENTIMENTS – 2 different/designer papers
USE IT TUESDAY – birthday and use hoarded supplies (gems and DP)
INCY WINCY DESIGNS – birthday
MY GRAFICO – flowers
KENNY K'S CHALLENGE – emboss it
ONE STITCH AT A TIME – use a digi
PAPER SUNDAES – birthday
ROBYN'S FETISH – pretty in pink
STAMPIN SISTERS IN CHRIST – image is flower/contains flowers
WILLOW SKETCHIE CHALLENGE – sketch

STITCHING CHALLENGE AT THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE

Hello!  Just want to remind everyone that our CURRENT CHALLENGE at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE CHALLENGE is to use STITCHING somewhere on your creation.  You can use real stitching, faux stitching or anything that has stitching.  I was very fortunate to find this awesome stitched DP from Recollections because although I have tried, I am terrible at trying to use machine stitching on my cards!  I guess it would help if I could actually use my sewing machine, but I digress…

To join our challenge, simply link your STITCHED creation at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE CHALLENGE by Monday, February 27.  While we would LOVE to see you use an image from THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE, it is not required to join our challenge.  However, if you do use an image from THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE or submit a layout, you will get 2 chances to win for each entry for purposes of our random.org drawing for the winner.

I have used Valentine Background image from THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE for this creation.  As mentioned, DP from Recollections, CS from Bazzill and Taylored Expressions.  Sentiment is from My Craft Spot and it cut with Nesties, which I trimmed off the edge on one side.  Nesties used for all other cuts.  Buttons from Doodlebug Designs.  Hope you will come play along – can’t wait to see what you createSmile

Additional challenges entered:
CREATIVE CRAFT CHALLENGES – Valentine’s Day
SASSY CHERYL'S –no embossing
CARDS FOR MEN – masculine Valentine
HOOKED ON CRAFT CHALLENGE – hearts
MY GRAFICO – flowers (buttons)
POLLYCRAFT CHALLENGE – ribbons and buttons
SCRAPPER'S DELIGHT – love
THERE SHE GOES – animals
BIRD IS THE WORD – heart
CATERED CROP – red

BUTTONS AND BOWS AND/OR SKETCH AT THE PIXIE COTTAGE!!

Before I start my catching up of posting today, I just want to thank everyone for  all their thoughts and prayers.  The power of prayer can be so amazing and I know all your prayers for CB and my friend will be heard, so thank you so much.  Also, thanks so much for supporting me personally.  Even though I have never met most of you in person, I consider you my dear friends and your love and support has been amazing, so thank you for that!!

Now it’s time to introduce our NEW CHALLENGE at THE PIXIE COTTAGE! This week we are doing BUTTONS AND BOWS and/or SKETCH.    I chose Baby Maisy by Di Carubia from MICHELLE'S SCRAPBOOKING and MORE for my image.  I love this little sweetheart and her teddy bear.  I colored the image with Copics after stamping with Memento ink.  The sentiment can also be found at MICHELLE'S SCRAPBOOKING and MORE.  I used a doily die from Cheery Lynn Designs, buttons from Basic Grey, papers from Bazzill and Core-dinations and DP from DCWV.   I sure hope you like it!!

You have until Tuesday, February 28th at 11:59pm CST to come play along in our challenge at THE PIXIE COTTAGE. While we’d LOVE to see you use an image from MICHELLE'S SCRAPBOOKING and MORE, it is not required to play in our challenge. Can’t wait to see your creations!!

Additional Challenges entered:
CELEBRATE THE OCCASION – thinking of you
CRAZY AMIGO CHALLNEGE – use a tag
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY – get krafty (use kraft)
CHEERY LYNN DESIGNS – frame it (using Cheery Lynn die)
CREATIVE MONDAYS – anything goes
LOLLIPOP CRAFTS – anything goes
NETTIES G'S DIGITAL GEMS CHALLENGE – anything goes
PAPER CREATIONS INK – use favorite technique (coloring with Copics) to show your style
STAMP WITH FUN – shapes
CRAZY CHALLENGE – die cut/punch

Monday, February 20, 2012

ALL APOLOGIES AND UPDATES

Hello all my lovely friends and followers in blogland.  As you may have noticed, I have not posted since Weds., which is very rare for me.  I wound up taking a wee self-imposed "mental health" break.  I will be catching up on some posting over the rest of the week, but just at this time, wanted to ask for your prayers, and LOTS of them.

First, my 9 year old son and I got to visit CB today - we were hoping to go late last week, but I came down with an illness, which is a sinus infection, but at the time I was not sure if it was a cold, flu or what was going on.  CB is looking good and feeling decent even with having to do chemo once a week, but he definitely has a long fight on his hands - he will do chemo for 3 years - so I would LOVE if you could keep your prayers coming for him and his family!

The next thing, I found out about on Fri. and it has pretty much wiped me out mentally.  I don't know if you remember, but back in Dec., a dear friend of mine found out she had a rare form of women's cancer. She had surgery and when they went in to do a follow up, they did not find clear margins, which means there was still cancer, but they thought they could monitor it and treat it with drugs and not have to do chemo or other treatments.  Unfortunately, she started having some other issues last weekend and had to go back into the hospital.  They found metastasizing cancer in her lungs that has spread to her brain and bone.  This came as a complete shock and the prognosis is not so good.  This person is about 20 years older than me and is a great friend, confidant and mentor - someone who has gotten me through a lot of tough times over the past 6 years.  She started chemo on Fri. and I am praying for a miracle for her, I hope you will include her in your prayers as well.

Thanks so much and sorry for the somber tone of this post, but I just needed to share this information with you.  THANKS for listening.  Hugs!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hi everyone, it's almost the end of Wednesday for me, I hope you all had a WONDERFUL Wednesday!!  My day was busy but largely uneventful, which is not necessarily a bad thing.  Anyway, just want to share my creation with you.  I am using FAIRY HELLO FRIEND which you can find at JUST SOME LINES SHOP.  I have colored her with Copics.  Used some oranges, which I don't use too often - they match this great Basic Grey DP and also I like how they came together with the pinks and the reds on the image.  Found the perfect sentiment from My Craft Spot clear stamps.  Finished off the card with ribbon from Taylored Expressions Kit Club, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.  CS is Core-dinations, image and backing cut with Nesties, hearts and sentiment with Lifestyle Craft dies and scalloped edge with MFT die.  Sure hope you like it!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

SKETCH CHALLENGE AT WHOOPSI DAISY!!

Hey everyone and welcome to another fun challenge at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE and this week it’s a sketch by our super talented DT member Sande!  Thanks SandeSmile
Remember, you must use an image from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP to come play in our challenges.  Linnie has another FABULOUS FREEBIE for us this week – you can pick it up at WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP as well as take advantage of the AWESOME buy one sheet, get one sheet free SALE going on now at the shop.   You don’t want to miss out on this AMAZING SALE!!  Additionally, Linnie’s NEW CD of Daisy and all her friends is available for purchase at JOANNA SHEEN'S SHOP and it is WONDERFUL, so I hope you will check it outSmile

You have until 12pm EST on Sunday, Febraury 19 to come play in our challenge at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE.  I do hope you will join in the fun.
 As you can see, I’m still in Valentine’s mode (at least for 1 more dayWinking smile).  I have chosen some lovely Echo Park DP – love this line – for my creation and combined I it with Bazzill and Core-dinations CS, Petaloo flowers and SU ribbon.  Ovals cut with Nesties as is sentiment, which is clear stamp from My Craft Spot.  Image from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP sheet #331 and is colored with Copics.  Hope you like it.


Additional Challenges entered:
CATERED CROP – hearts
CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS PAINT – hearts
GETTING CRICKY CHALLENGE – anniversary, wedding, engagement
GINGERLOFT – love is in the air
OPUS GLUEI – warm fuzzies
PAN PASTEL UK – love/romance
ALLSORTS CHALLENGE – free and easy
CRAFTY CALENDAR – love and marriage
CRAFTY EMMA – 3 or more layers (7)
LITTLE CLAIRE'S DESIGNS – romance

WE’RE HOPPING AT SEW MANY CARDS!!

Hello everyone and welcome to our hop for SEW MANY CARDS CHALLENGE.   I hope you are enjoying the hop so far.  You are at AUDREY’S BLOG right now.  You should have arrived from MARI'S BLOG.  If you have not come from there, please go back to SEW MANY CARDS CHALLENGE  blog and start at the beginning.  Please remember to leave a comment at every stop along the way for the chance of winning each DT member’s image that they used.  There will also be a grand prize of ALL THE NEW RELEASES plus 3 images of choice from the store – wow!!

Our hop this week is featuring our NEW FEBRAURY images available at SEW MANY CARDS STORE.  They are all super cute!  Plus, you will see creations by some of the DT at SEW MANY CHALLENGES using our FEBRUARY SPECIAL – Duncan holding a letter – it’s so adorable!!

We also have a NEW CHALLENGE for you to join and it is to use BUTTONS on your creation.  My creation features SEW MANY CARDS STORE image “Kiera Holding Heart.”  I have colored her with Copics and cut using Nesties.  I chose Coredinations and Bazzill CS as well as DP from Taylored Expressions January Club kit and My Mind’s Eye.   Scalloped circle behind image and circle above it are cut with Nesties, heart cut with Taylored Expressions die and flower behind cut with Lifestyle Crafts die.  Organdy ribbon from my stash, buttons from Bag O’ Buttons and Doodlebug Designs.  Hope you like it!

Your next stop on the hop is GEORGIA'S BLOG.  HAVE FUN!!

Additional challenges entered:
CATERED CROP – hearts
KENNY K'S CHALLENGE – at least 3 red hearts
ONE STITCH AT A TIME – anything goes
ROBYN'S FETISH – square cards
SCRAPPY FROGS – die cuts
THAT CRAFT PLACE – love is all around
THE CRAFTY PAD – the letter B (buttons, blue)
THE SQUIRREL AND THE FOX – Valentine’s Day
2 SISTERS CHALLENGE – include hearts
SKETCH SATURDAY – sketch

Saturday, February 11, 2012

ON WITH THE SNOW AT DI’S DIGI DESIGNS!

Hello everyone and Happy Saturday!  It’s been a very busy week here, much busier than usual, so I haven’t been able to post as much this past week, but am hoping to make up for that this coming week.  I’m starting off with the first of 3 posts for today to announce our NEW CHALLENGE at DI'S DIGI DESIGNS and this week our challenge is ALL ABOUT SNOW, so you just need to make something about snow – snowmen, snowflakes, or even just plain snow!  SNOW us what you got LOL.

Remember you don’t have to use an image from DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS to play along, but if you do, you could win 2 images from DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS in addition to a chance to win the sponsor prize.  Entries are due by 11:59pm EST on Friday, February 24.

For my creation today, I have chosen DI'S DIGI DOWNLOADS image “Snowman Surprise.”  I love this cutie image and had so much fun coloring it!  I chose to color with Copics, cut with Nesties and then add Liquid Pearl for the snow and Stickles for the trim on girl’s coat and hat and the poms of both hats.  I added Snowflakes from Wild Orchid Crafts, snowflake eyelets from Eyelet Outlet and pearls from my stash.  Papers are Core-dinations and Bazzill CS, Pebbles and Taylored Expressions DP.  Sentiments are from Technique Tuesday clear stamp set and cut with Lifestyle Crafts die.  Ribbon from Offray.  Hope you like itSmile


Additional Challenges entered:
365 CARDS – use latest trend in fashion as inspiration (lots o’ bling)
DELICIOUS DOODLES – all loved up
FROSTED DESIGNS – love
FAIRY TALE CHALLENGE – love, love, love
PATTIE'S CREATIONS – Valentine/love
PHINDY'S PLACE CHALLENGE – round and round
THE STAMP MAN – texture
SWEET N SASSY DIGIS – digi and hats
DO YOU STACK UP – love
MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES – cute critters
EAT, SLEEP, STAMP – sketch

Thursday, February 9, 2012

SHOWCASE THURSDAY AT DIGITAL DELIGHTS!!

Good morning everyone! Well, it’s Thursday, and you know what that means – the weekend is almost hereSmile It also means that it’s time for showcase Thursday over at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG!! If you have a chance to visit the blog, you will be wowed by the FABULOUS DT projects posted not only today, but each and every week. As always, I’m sure the DT gals would love a visit to their personal blogs.

Make sure you check out DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP – Wendy aka Louby Loo has been hard at work and has LOADS of WONDERFUL NEW IMAGES for us and there was just an awesome new release, last week! Also, we have another great SALE going on, so don’t miss that!!

Finally, we have a NEW CHALLENGE over at DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES with an AMAZING sponsor prize, so we hope you will come play along.
 

For my creation today, I chose 2 images from the DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP - Bugs of Love Bunny Set, Tree of Love.   The Bugs of Love set also comes with the sentiment I used, which is cut using Memory Box die.  I put Bugs in front of Tree of Love using GIMP.  Everything is colored with Copics.  Cuts on image and backing paper done with Nesties.  Pearl flower brads are from Pebbles, Inc.  Bling from Prima and My Mind’s Eye (on sentiment tag). ribbon from Pebbles, papers from Doodlebug Designs and Core-dinations.  Had a lot of fun with this one, sure hope you like it!!

Additional Challenges entered:
CRAFTING FOR ALL SEASONS – love is in the air
CRAFTS AND ME CHALLENGES – new image  (both these images were just released)
CRAFTY CREATIONS CHALLENGES – swirly whirly
BELLI CHALLENGE – Valentine’s/hearts
DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY – with love
DIVAS BY DESIGN – love is in the air
FAB 'N FUNKY – love is in the air
LITTLE DARLINGS – favorite embellies (flowers)
MY MUM'S CRAFT SHOP – love is in the air
THE PAPER SHELTER – Valentine
JUST US GIRLS CHALLENGE – sketch

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

RED and/or SKETCH CHALLENGE AT THE PIXIE COTTAGE!

Good morning everyone!  Well, we FINALLY have some more snow here (less than 1/2 inch) after record high temperatures the past couple weeks.  I am not a huge fan of snow, however, I like to have 1 GOOD snow so the kids can sled and play outside in it for a day or 2 and then it can go away til next year LOL!!

We have a NEW CHALLENGE this week at THE PIXIE COTTAGE and this week we want to see RED and/or SKETCH.   You have until 11:59pm CST on February 14 (Valentine’sSmile) to enter our challenge.  Although we’d LOVE to see you use an image or rubber stamp from MICHELLE'S SCRAPBOOKING and MORE, it is not required to play in our challenge.

For my creation today, I have used the adorable rubber stamp  Fairy Molly by Eileen Gutierrez which can be found at MICHELLE'S SCRAPBOOKING and MORE.  I have colored her with Copics and added Stickles for her wings.  She is cut with Nesties and flanked by flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and sentiments from My Craft Spot.  Papers are Doodlebug Designs DP and Core-dinations CS.  I sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Additional challenges entered:
365 CARDS – use those markers
CLEAR IT OUT – Valentine’s plus pink and red  scraps (sentiment stamped and cut from red scrap, base and pink layer of card were actually originally cut for a different card)
CRAFT ROOM CHALLENGE – cute and cuddly
CRAFTY SENTIMENTS – let’s get girly
CREATIVE CARD CREW – fantasy creatures
DEEP OCEAN CHALLENGE – love you
EVERYBODY ART CHALLENGE – love
SCRAP CREATIONS – red Valentine’s
LADYBUG'S CRAFTS INK – loves me loves me not
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY – anything goes
PARTYTIME TUESDAYS – Valentine’s
SASSY CHERYL'S – be my Valentine

Monday, February 6, 2012

FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL PLUS COLOR CHALLENGE AT THERE’S MAGIC IN THE AIR!

Happy Monday everyone and welcome to a NEW CHALLENGE at THERE'S MAGIC IN THE AIR.   Our new challenge this week is to make a card FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL, but there’s a color twist and that is colors must be PINK, WHITE plus ONE (but not red).  Let’s see what you got – come join us by Sunday, February 19 in the evening EST at THERE'S MAGIC IN THE AIR for the chance to win 2 images from PAPER CUPCAKES SHOP!!

Remember, that it is not necessary for you to use an image from PAPER CUPCAKES SHOP to come play along with us, however, if you do, you will have 2 chances for each entry in our random.org winner’s drawing.  Also, if you visit THERE'S MAGIC IN THE AIR between today (Monday, Feb. 6) and Weds., Feb. 8 at 6pm EST, you can click on the image the DT used for our creations this week “Enjoy the Moment,” you can download it FREE!!  So, what are you waiting for, hurry on over and pick it up!


I colored PAPER CUPCAKES SHOP image “Enjoy the Moment” with Copics and cut using Nesties.  My added color is orange and I chose papers from K and Co., Bazzill and Coredinations.  My sentiment is from My Craft Spot.  I added buttons from Bag o’ Buttons and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I hope you like it and will come play along.

Additional Challenges entered:

CRAFTY BOOTS- Valentine’s
BUNNY ZOE'S CRAFTS – photo inspire
CREATIVE STAMP FRIENDS – Valentine’s
DAISY DOODLES CREATIVE CHALLENGES – Valentine’s
HOOKED ON CRAFT CHALLENGES – hearts
ICOPIC LOVER CHALLENGE – hearts
KAREN'S DOODLES – cute and cuddly
LEXI'S CREATIONS – love
LOLLIPOP CRAFTS – Valentine’s Day
MY CRAFT SPOT – Valentine’s
NETTIE G.'S – 2 sets of 2 (2 flowers, 2 buttons)
OOH LA LA CREATIONS – be my Valentine

Sunday, February 5, 2012

WHOOPSI DAISY’S CUTE and CUDDLY CHALLENGE!

Hey I am back again tonight – woo hoo.  Just watching the very end of the Super Bowl, which after most of the game being boring, it has been pretty exciting in this last quarter of play.   I love sports, so I actually don’t hugely care who wins this game, just like to see a good game!! 

Anyway, we’ve got a NEW CHALLENGE at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE this week and it’s CUTE and CUDDLY.   Remember, you MUST use an image from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP in order to win or be chosen Top 3 for our challenge.  If you don’t have any images from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP, no worries, there’s a FREEBIE for you at WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP and there’s also a BUY ONE SHEET, GET ONE FREE sale going on, so you will want to take advantage of this great deal!!

For my creation this week, I chose this ADORABLE cute and cuddly little sweetie from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP Sheet #242.   I colored it with Copics and cut with Sizzix die.  Papers behind are from K and Co.  The CS is core-dinations, purple piece embossed with Sizzix EF.  Pearls are from Prima, ribbon from Taylored Expressions.  Hope you like it and will come play along!!

Additional Challenges entered:
INKY IMPRESSIONS – pearls/bling
SIMON SAYS STAMP – animal antics
PAN PASTEL UK – Happy Birthday
PAPER SUNDAES – clean and simple
ROBYN'S FETISH CHALLENGE – 2 patterned papers, 1 die cut item (image), 1 “bling” embellie (pearls), 1 ribbon
SCRAPPY FROGS – die cuts
THE CRAFTY PAD – fresh spring colors
THE HYBRID CHICK – use ribbon
DRUNKEN STAMPERS – use something new (DP from K and Co.)
STAMP, SCRAP and DOODLE – die cuts or punch
SUNDAYS with CRISSY – happy birthday
DRS DESIGNS – birthday
MY TIME MADE EASY – sketch

JUST SOME LINES “IT’S A DOG’S LIFE” CHALLENGE REMINDER

Hey everyone!  Wow, no posts since Thursday – very unlike me.  I have been fighting a cold since Weds. or Thurs. night (seriously can’t remember), but I am feeling better now.  After a lot of sleep, Echinacea, Zinc over the past few days, I am feeling much better.  It probably doesn’t hurt that the weather has been unseasonably warm and it’s been nice and sunny out.

Anyway, want to let you know about our CURRENT CHALLENGE going on at JUST SOME LINES BLOG and it is “It’s a Dog’s Life,” which means, you guessed it, you need to have a dog in your creation.  You have until Fri., February 10 at 11:59pm EST to enter.  For my creation, I have chosen YUMMY BONE from JUST SOME LINES SHOP.  I love this sweet image and I have chosen to color it with Copics and My Mind’s Eye papers as well as Core-dinations CS.  Ribbon is from Michael’s, sentiment is from MFT clear stamps, cut with Nesties and bling from Doodlebug Designs.  I sure hope you like it, I really had fun coloring the image!

Other challenges entered:
DUDE TIME DOODLES – masculine and red
DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY – for the boys
CARD CUPIDS – something inspirational for a child
THE HYBRID CHICK – use ribbon
ALL SORTS – free and easy
BUGABOO'S CATCH THE BUG CHALLENGE – anything goes
STAMP, SCRAP and DOODLE – die cuts or punch
SPARKLES FORUM – new crafty goodies (DP)
SUNDAYS with CRISSY – happy birthday
CRAFTY RIBBONS – for men or boys
CRAFT US CRAZY – anything goes
WILLOW SKETCHIE – sketch

WHITE ON WHITE CHALLENGE AT THE CARD CRAFTER’S CIRCLE

Well, another card that’s a wee bit late but better late than never!  I have to tell you that when I first heard of White On White challenges, I though ugh!  But, it has become one of my very favorite challenges – I just LOVE how gorgeous a colored image looks against a white background, and so I am super thrilled that our challenge this week at CARD CRAFTER'S CIRCLE is white on white.  I’m also excited to be sponsored by one of my favorite digital stamp companies WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP!!

I used an image from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP on my creation – she’s from sheet.  I colored her with Copics and added a wee bit of Fiskars glitter gel pens to her dots on the trim of her dress and petticoat pants.  Lace from stash, vellum cut with Sizzix die and embossed with Sizzix EF.  Pearls and bling from Prima, sentiment from My Craft Spot and cut with Verve die.  Thin white paper from Marcos embossed with Sizzix EF.  Image cut with scissors.


INKY IMPRESSIONS – pearls/bling
THE PAPER SHELTER – love is in the air
PENNY'S PAPER CRAFTY – love is in the air
COME AND GET IT CHALLENGES – love
DREAM VALLEY CHALLENGES – Valentine
CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS PAINT – love
GINGERLOFT – love is in the air
KENNY K. KRAFTY GIRLZ – show us love
ONE STITCH AT A TIME – with love
SENTIMENTAL SUNDAYS – feel the love plus sentiment
MY SHERI CRAFTS – love is in the air
A LOTA RUBBER STAMPS – love and no red
SKIPPING STONES DESIGN – sketch

Thursday, February 2, 2012

HAPPY THURSDAY NEW RELEASE AT DIGITAL DELIGHTS!

Where does the week go?!?  Cannot believe it’s Thursday already, but that means the weekend is almost here – yay!  It also means that it’s time for Showcase Thursday at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG and we have NEW RELEASES to share with you today and you are going to LOVE THEM!!  You can find them all at DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP .  If you get a chance, you will definitely want to check out ALL the DT creations at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG.  As always, the DT gals have created AMAZING works for your inspiration.

We also have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES, so hope you will come play alongSmile


For my creation today, I have used the following items from the NEW RELEASE that can be found at DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP – Praying girl, bedtime window from Bedtime Prayer Set,  sentiment from Bedtime sentiment set and DP from Sweetheart digi paper set.  I colored my DIGITAL DELIGHTS image with Copics and Fiskars glitter gel pens and cut with Nestie.  Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, buttons from Bag O’ Buttons, ribbon from Offray.  CS from Bazzill, border die from Memory Box.  Hope you like it!

Additional Challenges entered:
TUESDAY MORNING SKETCHES – sketch
DIVAS BY DESIGN – anything goes
FAB 'N FUNKY – use a digi
LITTLE DARLINGS – polka dots
PAPER PRETTIES – ribbon or twine
STARS AND STAMPS – die cut/punch
CRAFTY SENTIMENTS – punches or dies
DEEP OCEAN CHALLENGE – love you
DIE CUTTIN' DIVAS – die cut plus anything goes
SCRAP CREATIONS – red, pink, white

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

NEW CANDY TODAY, FEBRAURY 1, 2012

As promised, I have NEW CANDY today.  Rules are above and Mr. Linky is waiting for you at the bottom of my blog.   Please read about the shipping for this set of CANDY - winner will pay shipping due to weight of items.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Have a great day!!

BIRTHDAY SURPRISE CREATION AT JUST SOME LINES

Hey everyone!  Today I am showing off one of the NEWEST images from JUST SOME LINES SHOP and that is EMO JESSI and GIFT and what an ADORABLE image it is! I have colored it with all Copics, made the grass with a technique I read about on Lime Tart Blog. I chose papers from Bazzill and Coredinations for this cutie and DP from Pebbles, Inc. Decided to go with a color scheme which strayed from my typical color choices and I am loving how it turned out. I added some ribbon from my stash, buttons from Bag o' Buttons and sentiment from Whimsy stamps. All shape cuts done with Nesties except triangles which I did with Lifestyle Crafts dies. Hope you like it!!



Remember, we have our IT'S A DOG'S LIFE CHALLENGE going on right now, so we hope you will come enter that. JUST SOME LINES SHOP has loads of dog images, including this one!!

Also, don't forget about our DT CALL, we'd love to have you apply for our fun team:)

CAS and/or SKETCH CHALLENGE AT THE PIXIE COTTAGE

Good Wednesday morning and happy February 1st!  Wow, how is it February already?!?  Crazy!  Today is the Science Fair at my younger kids’ elementary school, so I am driving them in, which means a little more time for the computer this morningSmile

Anyway, NEW CHALLENGE today at THE PIXIE COTTAGE and our choice this week is CLEAN and SIMPLE and/or sketch.  Now, for those who follow my blog, you know that I am not a CLEAN and SIMPLE crafter for the most part – I usually tend to opt for MORE embellies instead of less or none, but I LOVE a good challenge, and so I used the sketch and kept my card CAS (side note I don’t care for the term “Clean and Simple,” simple seems so pejorative to me, would much rather call it “Clean and Classy.”  But I digress…


I have chosen Smiles and his Cupcake by Alisa Ramirez as my image for today.  You can find this cutie at MICHELLE'S SCRAPBOOKING and MORE.  While we’d love to see an image from The Pixie Cottage Collection at MICHELLE'S SCRAPBOOKING and MORE, it is not required to play in our challenge.  Challenge entries accepted until 11:59pm CST on Tuesday, February 7.  Can’t wait to see what you createSmile

I colored Smiles and his Cupcake by Alisa Ramirez with Copics.  Used 2 of my new colors for the cupcake (V22, V28), which I combined with V20 and V25 (from last year’s new sketch release).  I used Bazzill and Core-dinations CS, Pebbles DP and Taylored Expressions metallic CS.  Image, backing and sentiment tag cut with Nesties.  Sentiment from Verve and ribbon is organdy from JoAnn.

Challenges entered:

CREATIVE BELLI CHALLENGE – hearts/Valentines
LIL RED WAGON – Valentine’s/love
PAPER PRETTIES – ribbon or twine
THE PAPER SHELTER – love is in the air
PENNY'S PAPER CRAFTY – love is in the air
RUBY'S RAINBOW – sparkle
SIMON SAYS STAMP – animal antics
TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS – love and hearts
ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE – to the one I love