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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

LOTS OF LAYERS CHALLENGE AT INKY IMPRESSIONS

Happy Wednesday and Happy Halloween to everyone!   Hope you are having a great week.  My week took a wee hectic turn yesterday as 2 of my 4 kids came home with lice again!  This time it was much worse, although I had found out about a different treatment in between this bout and the last one and it seems to have worked much better and quicker.  So, fingers crossed, no more lice this school year!

Anyway, we have a NEW CHALLENGE for you this week at INKY IMPRESSIONS CHALLENGE and it is LOTS OF LAYERS, minimum of 3.   You do not need to use an image from INKY IMPRESSIONS to play along, but if you do, you will get 2 entries instead of 1 for purposes of random.org drawing for the winner.
Our winner this time will receive a $10 gift certificate to INKY IMPRESSIONS!! What a great prize!

For my creation this week, I have chosen INKY IMPRESSIONS image “MarLeigha's Ornament Dance.”   Since Halloween is almost over (with today being Halloween), I decided to do a Christmas creation.  I have colored my stamped image with Copics and Sakura glaze pen then cut out with scissors.  DP is from Kaisercraft and CS from Bazzill.  I added Prima pearls and lace from Hobby Lobby, tree die cut is Cottage Cutz and inner circle cut with Lifestyle Crafts die.  Sure hope you like it and that you will come play along at INKY IMPRESSIONS CHALLENGE!!


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

HAPPY NEWS, NEW CHALLENGE AND BAD WEATHER

Before I get to my happy news, I just want to send out thoughts, prayers and well wishes to those on the east coast of the US who are being hit heavily by Tropical Storm Sandy.  We have very high winds and snow/freezing rain here, but nothing like what those on the east coast are experiencing.  Take care and stay safe!

Now, onto my HAPPY NEWS!!  I have been selected to be GDT at one of my very favorite companies, CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS – Woot!!  We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you today over at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS BLOG and it is STARS – so we want to see projects with stars.  You have until 9pm GMT on Monday, November 5 to come play along.  You do not need to use CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS image/stamp, but we’d sure love to see one if you have one!

For my creation today, I have used “Funtime” digi from the Manga collection at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS.  I love this line of images and this one is just so sweet.  I colored her with Copics and Sakura glitter pen and cut out with Lifestyle Crafts die.  I used CS from Bazzill and my stash and DP is Basic Grey.  I added star bling from Darice and my stash as well as star brads above and below the image from Making Memories.  I embossed my CS with stars folder from Cuttlebug.  Sentiment is from Inky Antics and cut with MFT die.  Hope you like it and will come play along at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS CHALLENGE!!

Additional Challenges:


DIGI MAKEOVER CHALLENGE – lots of layers (7) plus digi
HOUSE OF GILLI – embossing (dry)
FASHIONISTA CHALLENGE – anything goes
LOVE TO CREATE – lots of layers (7)
PAPER PRETTIES MONDAY – bling
TOTALLY STAMPALICIOUS – anything goes
DREAM VALLEY CHALLENGES – glitter and bling
ROBYN'S FETISH – use an embossing folder
CRAZY 4 CHALLENGES – sketch
HOT SHOT CRAFTS – bling

Sunday, October 28, 2012

NEW CHALLENGE AT PIXIE DUST STUDIO

I am presently exhausted after another weekend of both boys playing in a soccer tournament, and although this one was in town, it was not on our home fields, so there was a great deal of driving involved and driving makes me so tired!!  Not to mention the fact that most of the past 2 days was spent at soccer fields.   The good news though is that we don’t have tournaments again until March 2013!!

Anyway, our current challenge for PIXIE DUST STUDIO CHALLENGE is SHOW US SOME CANDY – so we want you to create projects that include candy – can be your image, papers, embellies, as long as you include candy.  You have until Weds., October 31 (Halloween – spookyWinking smile) at 11:59pm EST to come join us. You are not required to use an image from PIXIE DUST STUDIO SHOP, but we’d sure LOVE to see one!!

Hope you will come join us on our PIXIE DUST STUDIO FACEBOOK GROUP, always lots of fun chatter going on there and FREEBIES and other fun stuff to see!!
For this week’s challenge, I chose PIXIE DUST STUDIO SHOP image “P is for Pixie Claus."  Have you checked out all the Christmas images in the PIXIE DUST STUDIO SHOP?  They are all fabulous, so head on over and check them, as well as all the other images in the shop, out!!  Anyway, have colored my image with Copics, Sakura gel and glaze pens, and Liquid Pearls.  Image and background cut with Nesties, lace from Hobby Lobby, flowers from Petaloo, bling from My Mind’s Eye, sentiment from a clear stamp set in my stash and cut with Taylored Expressions die.  CS is Bazzill and DP is from Kaisercraft.  Hope you like it and you will come join us!!

Additional Challenges:
CHRISTMAS CARD CHALLENGES – Christmas and pop it up
DREAM VALLEY CHALLENGES – glitter and bling
ECLECTIC ELLAPU – 1 image, 2 DP and 3 embellies of same kind (flowers and bling)
ONE STITCH AT A TIME – make one for Christmas
THE CRAFTY PAD – Christmas is coming
52 CHRISTMAS CARD THROWDOWN – Christmas and die cuts
SWEET STAMPIN CHALLENGE – something to eat
BROWN SUGAR – anything goes
CARD MAKIN MAMAS – anything goes
THE CRAFTS MEOW – sketch

Thursday, October 25, 2012

LITTLE MISS MUFFET HAS NEW RUBBER STAMP RELEASES!!

Make sure you visit LITTLE MISS MUFFET BLOG today as we have a SHOWCASE of our NEW RUBBER RELEASES.  There are some BRAND NEW images as well as some that are now retired digis.  I hope you will head on over and check out the amazing work by the DT. If you have time, you’ll want to visit the DT gals individual blogs, you will be happy you did!!

Remember, you still have til Tuesday, October 30 to come play in our HALLOWEEN COLORS challenge on LITTLE MISS MUFFET BLOG – 1 entry and follow theme if you don’t use an image from LITTLE MISS MUFFET SHOP, but if you use an image from LITTLE MISS MUFFET SHOP, you can enter unlimited times and your theme is anything goes!  Either way, we hope you will join us.

Finally, come join us on LITTLE MISS MUFFET FACEBOOK GROUP – there’s lots of fun chatter over there, plus Barbara has promised a FREEBIE when we reach 200 followers – yay!!



For my creation today, I have chosen LITTLE MISS MUFFET SHOP’s BRAND NEW RUBBER STAMP “Clover Butterfly Wishes.”  What a gorgeous stamp, I just love the image!  I have colored it with Copics and Sakura glaze pen.  I have added papers from Cosmo Cricket and CS from Taylored Expressions.  I have added a tag, precut from Taylored Expressions, with sentiment also from Taylored Expressions, sparkly brad from We R Memory Keepers and bling from Darice.  I have cut image and frame with Nesties.  Sure hope you like it.

Additional Challenges:

CRAFTS AND ME – fantasy creatures
I HEART 2 STAMP – sketch
SIMON SAYS STAMP – Autumn leaves
STARS AND STAMPS – friendship
CREATIVE CRAFT CHALLENGES – THREE – 3 bling, 3 DPs
ABC CHALLENGES – new to you – just got this stamp
CRAFT YOUR PASSION – fairies and fantasy
EUREKA STAMPS – things with wings
PAPER PRETTIES – fall inspiration

HALLOWEEN AT MILKCOFFEE CHALLENGE

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at MILKCOFFEE CHALLENGE and this week it is HALLOWEEN – so anything that relates to Halloween will be great for this challenge.  We can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

Make sure you check out MILKCOFFEE SHOP for all the latest images!   You do not need to use an image from MILKCOFFEE SHOP to play along, but we’d sure LOVE to see one!! You have until Weds., November 7 at 8pm EST to join us.
Hope you will also visit our MILKCOFFEE BLOG and check out all the fabulous work of our showcase DT!!

For today’s creation I used MILKCOFFEE SHOP image “Madeline and Puppy.”  I chose a non-Halloween specific image and colored it with what have become part of the traditional Halloween colors – purples and greens – and then adorned it with Halloween papers and accessories.   Papers are from Cloud 9 Design, Bo Bunny and My Mind’s Eye (DP) and Taylored Expressions and Coredinations (CS).  Ribbon is from Taylored Expressions, spider web embossed with Sizzix folder, stickers are from Jolee’s Boutique and sentiment from K. Andrew Designs is cut with Sizzix die.  Hope you like it and will come play along at MILKCOFFEE CHALLENGE!

Additional Challenges:
GRAPHICAT – sketch
BELLI CHALLENGE – Halloween
FRESH BREWED DESIGNS – sweet not spooky Halloween
THE PAPER SHELTER – Halloween
SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS – Halloween
STAMP-N-DOODLE – ribbon/twine
EVERYBODY ART CHALLENGE – purple/orange
SCRAP CREATIONS – Halloween
LEJ DESIGNS – trick or treat
PARTYTIME TUESDAYS – trick o treat

THURSDAY SHOWCASE AT DIGITAL DELIGHTS

We have a new SHOWCASE THURSDAY for you this week at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG and I decided to go with another Halloween theme this week as Halloween is next week and then I will be moving on to other themes and holidays.   I hope you will stop by the DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG and see all the amazing DT gals’ creations. If you have time, I’m sure they’d love a visit to their individual blogs.

Also, a NEW CHALLENGE starts today at DELIGHTGUL CHALLENGES, so I hope you will check that out and play along!!


My DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP image are “Witch Kiddles” – isn’t she a cutie?!?   I have colored her with Copics and Sakura glaze pen and cut with Amuse die.  Sentiment is from DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP “ghoulish sentiments” set, it cut with Lifestyle Crafts die and daubed with Memento ink.  Square piece, which is My Mind’s Eye DP is cut with Lifestyle Crafts die, ribbon is from Michaels, witch hat and brew stickers from Jolee’s Boutique, CS is Bazzill, witch hat paper from Cloud 9 Design and pumpkin DP from DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP “Simply Fall” digital paper pack.

I sure hope you like it and make sure you check out all the fun stuff going on at DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP and DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG!

Additional Challenges:
CRAFTING FOR ALL SEASONS – spooky
CRAFTY CREATIONS – Holiday spooks
CREATIVE BELLI CHALLENGE – Halloween
DIVAS BY DESIGN – orange
MY MUM'S CRAFT SHOP – spooky
PAPERCRAFT STAR – witches
THE PAPER SHELTER – Halloween
SEEMS A LITTLE SKETCHY – sketch
PENNY'S PAPER-CRAFTY CHALLENGES – ribbon and/or buttons
SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS – Halloween

Thursday, October 18, 2012

HALLOWEEN COLORS CHALLENGE AT LITTLE MISS MUFFET

Well, my main computer with all my digis has returned, which is great news, except that Best Buy/Geek Squad could not replicate the issue we were having (even though computer was there for a week and a half), so we are worried it’s going to happen again.  Fingers crossed that it doesn’t!

Today I want to introduce our NEW CHALLENGE at LITTLE MISS MUFFET BLOG and it is HALLOWEEN COLORS (black, oranges, purples, greens) and you have til Tuesday, October 30 to come play at LITTLE MISS MUFFET BLOG – 1 entry and follow theme if you don’t use an image from LITTLE MISS MUFFET SHOP, but if you use an image from LITTLE MISS MUFFET SHOP, you can enter unlimited times and your theme is anything goes!  So either way, we hope you will join us.   I hope you will head on over and check out the amazing work by the DT as well.  If you have time, you’ll want to visit the DT gals individual blogs, you will be happy you did!!

Also, we’d love for you to join us on LITTLE MISS MUFFET FACEBOOK GROUP – there’s lots of fun chatter over there, plus Barbara has promised a FREEBIE when we reach 200 followers – yay!!

For my creation today, I am using “Trick-or-Kitty-Candy” image from LITTLE MISS MUFFET SHOP.   I love this adorable image and had such fun coloring it with Copics, Fiskars and Sakura glitter pens.    I cut it out using MFT die.  I also used MFT die for the larger plain edged circle.  Base of card and purple layer are cut with Nesties.  Tags cut with MFT die and used Doodlebug twine, sentiment from Our Craft Lounge.  Spider web stickers from Recollections and pumpkin stickers from Jolee’s Boutique.  Spider web ribbon from Michael’s, DP is Cloud 9 Design.  Sure hope you like it and that you will come play along with our challenge!!


Additional Challenges:
DIE CUTTIN DIVAS – use a pumpkin plus die cut
DIGITAL TUESDAY – warm and fuzzy plus digi image
RIBBON CAROUSEL – Halloween spirit plus spooled item
SASSY CHERYL – orange and black
SHOPPING OUR STASH – trick or treat
CRITTER SKETCH – favorite part of Fall (Halloween)
EUREKA STAMPS – spooky and/or Halloween
LOVE TO CREATE – trick or treat or something sweet
THERE’S MAGIC IN THE AIR – orange and purple
INCY WINCY – sketch

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

ANYTHING BUT A CARD AT INKY IMPRESSIONS

Hey everyone!  It’s time for a NEW CHALLENGE at INKY IMPRESSIONS CHALLENGE BLOG and this week we want to see ANYTHING BUT A CARD.  Remember, you don’t have to use an INKY IMPRESSIONS STAMPS product on your creation, but we’d sure love to see one.  Our AWESOME prize this time is $10 gift certificate to INKY IMPRESSIONS STAMPS!

For my creation today, I have used INKY IMPRESSIONS STAMPS “Princess LiLi” and I have made a corner bookmark.  I have colored the stamped image with Copics and Fiskars glitter pen, added bling from Darice, ribbon from Offray, a Martha Stewart border punch and a doily die from Cottage Cutz.  Papers are Coredinations and SU and DP is First Edition.  Sentiment, which is cut with Nestie is from MFT and is a quote from Mason Cooley (couldn’t fit whole sentiment on any dies I had) – I thought it was perfect for Halloween!


I sure hope you will come play along.  Also, don’t forget, you still have time to play along with our blog hop, so make sure you check that out – it begins at the INKY IMPRESSIONS INSPIRATION BLOG.

Additional Challenges:


A & T EMERALD FAERIES – anything goes
BEARLY MINE – anything goes
CRAFTY SENTIMENTS – bows or ribbon
FOREVER FRIENDS – Halloween or Autumn
HOOKED ON CRAFTS – Halloween
LEXI’S CREATIONS – Halloween
CUTIE PIE CHALLENGE – cute and Halloween
THERE SHE GOES – fall/Halloween
VICTORINE ORIGINALS – Halloween
ANYTHING BUT A CARD – fall or Halloween, no cards

Monday, October 15, 2012

INKY IMPRESSIONS OCTOBER BLOG HOP!

Welcome to our hop from INKY IMPRESSIONS STAMPS.    Hope you are well on this fine October day.   Our fall is almost here in Ohio, but we keep getting teased by higher temps like the 70s here over the weekend.  Anyway, we have a BLOG HOP for you this week – just hop along to all our DT members who are playing along and leave comments all along the way.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the prize will be Lili's Awareness Ribbon and a sampling of Inky embellishments.  Comments must be left by 5 pm (EST) October 23.  Winner will be announced on October 24 at the challenge blog.

The hop begins at Inky Impressions' Inspirational Blog, so if you didn’t come from there, please go back and start over.
Audrey----> YOU ARE HERE  After you leave my blog, you will follow along to the rest of the gals in the following order:
Babette
Carrie
Judith
Karen
Kerry
Margreet
Nanette
Tonya
Vicky
Your final stop will stop is the Inky Impressions' Challenge Blog

For my card this week, I have used “Lili’s Prayer” stamp, which can be found at INKY IMPRESSIONS STAMPS.  I have colored her with Copics and Atyou Spicas, all in pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, and have cut with Lifestyle Crafts dies.  Ribbon is from MFT, sentiment from Impression Obession rubber stamp and cut with Nestie, DP from Authentique and K and Co., CS from Core-dinations and Bazzill.  Pearls are from INKY IMPRESSIONS STAMPS.  Hope you like it and enjoy the hop!

Additional Challenges:
ECLECTIC ELLAPU – anything goes
KENNY K’S – think pink
SWEET STOP – sketch
DELICIOUS DOODLES – monochrome
JELLYPARK CHALLENGES – pink it up
C.R.A.F.T. – monochromatic
MY HEART PIECES – monochromatic
SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS – get well
WORD ART WEDNESDAY – uplifting sentiment
2 SISTERS – anything goes

Saturday, October 13, 2012

TOO CUTE TO SPOOK AT DI’S DIGI DESIGNS

Hello and happy Saturday!  Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.  It is supposed to be warm again here – in the 70s after about a week or so of 50s and 30s in the mornings.  Right now it’s quite cold though as we head off to my younger son’s soccer game.

There I go, babbling again…  Anyway, we have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS and it is TOO CUTE TO SPOOK.  We are looking for cute Halloween creations – no spooky, creepy or scary stuff.  You have until 11:59pm EST on Friday, Oct. 26 to come join the fun.  Remember, you don’t need to use an image from DI’S DIGI DOWNLOADS to play along, but if you do, you have a chance to win 2 images from DI’S DIGI DOWNLOADS in addition to a chance at the sponsor prize.

For my cutie Halloween card, I have used “Lil Witches Brew” from DI’S DIGI DOWNLOADS.    I colored the image with Copics and Sakura pens.  All dies used are from MFT, I added stitching around the image with Sakura pen.  Witch hat and witches brew stickers are Jolee’s Boutique, sentiment is from Pink By Design and Prima bling below.  Papers are SU and Bazzzill and DP from Echo Park.  Sparkly paper from Marco’s Paper is embossed with bat embossing folder from Sizzix.  Ribbon is from Offray.  Hope you like it and will come play at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS!!

Additional Challenges:
CARD MAKIN MAMAS – Halloween
AUD SENTIMENTS – use a Halloween sentiment
DRS DESIGNS – witches
HANNA AND FRIENDS – sketch
SHELLY'S IMAGES – Tic Tac Toe (ribbon, embossing, digi)
CLEAR IT OUT – use purple, orange and black plus old stuff (ribbon, embossing folder, bling)
DIE CUTTIN DIVAS – fall colors plus die cuts
RIBBON CAROUSEL – spooled item plus Halloween spirit
SHOPPING OUR STASH – Tic Tac Toe (ribbon, embossing, sparkle)
EUREKA STAMPS – trick or treat

TRYING A NEW FOLD FOR DIGI DARLA’S CHALLENGE

Hey everyone!  Gonna try and make this brief, although I seem to be unable to talk or write lately without going on for hours!  (Wow, my computer has very limited battery life when I unplug it from the wall.)

What do you think of my new blog background?  I thought it was time to get something a little more fall like in terms of colors and theme. 

Anyhow, as usual, I am always discovering and trying to work with different images and new folds and techniques, so the current challenge at DIGI DARLA'S CHALLENGE is to use a fancy fold and I thought I would try a new one.  I saw a creation on Tracy MacDonald’s blog using this fold and it was so adorable, I knew I had to try it.  She calls it a sliding tag card and there is also a Splitcoast tutorial on it, although I have not seen that one.

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I used “Lil Lady Wizard” image from DIGI DARL DESIGNS and I have colored her with Copics and Sakura glaze pen and cut with MFT die.  Papers are Bazzill and MFT CS, DP from Basic Grey, Papertrey Ink and Cloud 9 Design.  Ribbon, buttons and flower from my stash.  Eyelet is from We R Memory Keepers.  I added faux stitching using Sakura pen.  Sentiment is from Pink By Design and cut with Lifestyle Crafts die.  Sure hope you like it.

Btw, Digi Darla also has DIGI DARLA STAMP CLUB which offers its members awesome images every week and a whole community forum to discuss tutorials, how to use digis, etc., so you will definitely want to check that out!!

Additional Challenges:
CARD MAKIN MAMAS – Halloween
POLKA DOODLES – Halloween
POODLES PARLOUR – Halloween
STAMPING WITH THE DRAGON – Halloween
4 CRAFTY CHICKS – tag your it
SHELLY'S IMAGES – Tic Tac Toe (digi, free, color orange)
MY MUM’S CRAFT SHOP – ticket
PAPER PRETTIES – Halloween
TUESDAY ALCHEMY – anything goes

Thursday, October 11, 2012

FULL OF FANTASY AT PIXIE DUST STUDIO

Well, I am a wee bit late this week posting our new challenge for PIXIE DUST STUDIO CHALLENGE, but here I am and our challenge is FULL OF FANTASY – so we want you to show us those mermaids, fairies, unicorns, etc.   You have until Weds., October 17 at 8pm EST to come join us. You are not required to use an image from PIXIE DUST STUDIO SHOP, but we’d sure LOVE to see one!!

Hope you will come join us on our PIXIE DUST STUDIO FACEBOOK GROUP, always lots of fun chatter going on there and FREEBIES and other fun stuff to see!!

For this week’s challenge, I chose PIXIE DUST STUDIO SHOP image “Cupid’s wings.”  I love this sweet image and have had such fun coloring her with Copics and Sakura glaze pens.  I added dots and bling from Prima, a sentiment from MFT cut with Nestie, image cut with Nesties as well.   I added some mesh-y ribbon and banner cut with MFT die.  DP from SU and papers from Bazzill.  Hope you like it and will come join our challenge!!

Additional Challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. – monochromatic
HAPPY CAMPERS – use a tag
MY HEART PIECES – monochromatic
PAPER CRAFTING JOURNEY – add some bling
STARS AND STAMPS THROWDOWN – anniversary/love
THE PERFECT SENTIMENT – sentiment on front birthday or anniversary
WHIMSY INSPIRATION – sparkly
THE SWEETEST THING – sketch

NEW RELEASES AT LITTLE MISS MUFFET!!

So today on LITTLE MISS MUFFET BLOG we have a SHOWCASE of our NEW RELEASES.  I hope you will head on over and check out the amazing work by the DT.   If you have time, you’ll want to visit the DT gals individual blogs, you will be happy you did!!

Remember, you still have til Tuesday, October 16 to come play in our SIMPLICITY challenge on LITTLE MISS MUFFET BLOG – 1 entry and follow theme if you don’t use an image from LITTLE MISS MUFFET SHOP, but if you use an image from LITTLE MISS MUFFET SHOP, you can enter unlimited times and your theme is anything goes! So either way, we hope you will join us.

Finally, come join us on LITTLE MISS MUFFET FACEBOOK GROUP – there’s lots of fun chatter over there, plus Barbara has promised a FREEBIE when we reach 200 followers – yay!!

For my creation today, I have chosen LITTLE MISS MUFFET SHOP’s BRAND NEW image “Celeste Amberglow Fairy Special.”  I colored her with Copics and Fiskars gel pens and cut with Nesties.  I have used K and Co. DP, Bazzill CS, Darice gems, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and sentiment from MFT cut with Nestie.  My embossing folder is from Cuttlebug.   I sure hope you like it!!

Additional Challenges:
ART IMPRESSIONS – child’s birthday
CRAFT US CRAZY – children or fall
HAPPY CAMPERS – use a tag
PAPER CRAFTING JOURNEY – add some bling
PAPER PLAY – simply cute
CRAFTING FOR ALL SEASONS – costumes/dress up
FLUTTERBY WEDNESDAY – fairy plus craft
SIMON SAYS STAMP – die cuts/punches
SKETCH AND STASH – sketch

THURSDAY SHOWCASE AT DIGITAL DELIGHTS

We have a new SHOWCASE THURSDAY for you this week at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG and I decided to go with Halloween theme this week.   I hope you will stop by the DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG and see all the amazing DT gals’ creations. If you have time, I’m sure they’d love a visit to their individual blogs.

Also, a NEW CHALLENGE starts today at DELIGHTGUL CHALLENGES, so I hope you will check that out and play along!!

My DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP images are “Wizard Ted, Frakenpop and Pumpkin Vase.”  I have masked the images into a scene using GIMP and colored all of them with Copics and then cut out with scissors.  Papers are DP from my stash and Bazzill CS.  Spider web cut with new MFT die.  Sentiment cut with Nesties.  Little bugs are from Jolee’s Boutique and ribbon is Offray.  I sure hope you like it and make sure you check out all the fun stuff going on at DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP and DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG!

Additional challenges:
AUD SENTIMENTS – Halloween Sentiment
SOUTHERN GIRLS – ribbon
CRAFTING FOR ALL SEASONS – costumes/dress up
CRAFTS AND ME – anything goes
PAPER PRETTIES – Halloween
RUBY’S RAINBOW – cute and cuddly
STAMPAVIE AND MORE – Halloween
ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE – animals
CLEAR IT OUT – use orange, purple black plus old supplies (papers and spiders)
SCRAP CREATIONS – pumpkins

SWEET TREATS WITH MILKCOFFEE CHALLENGE:)

Hello and hope your week is going great.  I for one have had a pretty frustrating week – one of those weeks where it seems like everything that could go wrong went wrong.  I’m so glad it’s the weekend starting tomorrow.   We have a new challenge going on at MILKCOFFEE CHALLENGE and it is SWEET TREATS.  So, show us those sweet treats – candy, cookies, donuts, etc.  Sweet treats can be your whole image, part of your image, your embellies, your papers, just as long as we see some treats that are sweet!!

My image of “Lisbeth loves macarons” can be found in MILKCOFFEE SHOP along with all of the other fabulous images designed by the talented owners of MILKCOFFEE SHOP.  I have colored it with Copics and added Sakura glaze and Staedler pens to make chips in some of the cookies.  Image cut with Nestie as is sentiment from Elzybell’s clear stamps.  Ribbon from my stash, papers from Bazzill and DP from SU, flower and pearls from Prima.   Hope you like it and will come play along at MILKCOFFEE CHALLENGE!

Additional challenges:
CRAFT US CRAZY – children or fall
DL ART – anything goes
HAPPY CAMPERS – use a tag
PAPER PLAY – simply cute
DIVAS BY DESIGN – anything goes
WHIMSY INSPIRATION – sparkly
CRAFTY SENTIMENTS – anything goes
FLOURISHES – yummy treat

Monday, October 8, 2012

TUTORIAL TO SHARE AT INKY IMPRESSIONS INSPIRATION BLOG

Hi everyone!  Well, my week/weekend remained “interesting” – not necessarily in a good way LOL.  On Friday, my main computer started acting up – shutting down automatically for no apparent reason.  By Saturday, we couldn’t even keep the computer on for 5 minutes at a time, so it is now at the “dr.” aka Best Buy.  So, I haven’t been on as much because my hubby and I are now sharing my laptop, plus all files are on the main computer so I am scrambling to try and re-find things or having to find other ways around stuff.  Hoping to have main computer back by end of week, but will depend on what the problem is and how long it takes to fix it.

To add to my "amusing” life’s happenings, our driveway is being redone and they started today.  In the morning, my husband swore that they were only doing the tear up of the sidewalks today and that I didn’t have to move my vehicle to the street, so I left it in the garage.  Then in early afternoon, when I went to go to the grocery, I realized there was no more driveway behind my van!  So, an hr. and a half later, after the poor guys had to construct a makeshift driveway out of the concrete scraps they had removed from the driveway, I got out to go to the grocery.  So, another crazy day in my life (which is actually usually pretty mundane and ordinary!!)

Well, that brings me to my inspiration for today, which you can find at INKY IMPRESSIONS INSPIRATION BLOG.  I have made my own designer paper using tissue paper and a few other supplies.  Hope you will visit the blog to find out how I made this.

Additional Challenges:
COME AND GET IT CHALLENGES – 3 from list (purple, ribbon, gems)
QUIRKY CRAFTS – special moments
SENTIMENTAL SUNDAYS – sentiment and anything goes
THAT CRAFT PLACE – make your own background
A GEM OF A CHALLENGE – for the girls
SEND A SMILE FOR KIDS – die cuts for kids
CATCH THE BUG – anything goes
ALPHABET CHALLENGE – r for repurpose – used tissue paper to create designer paper/background
GUYLOU'S INIMITABILITY – use a fancy die cut
CHARISMA CARDZ – bling

Thursday, October 4, 2012

MILKCOFFEE SHOWCASE GOES MONOCHROMATIC

Hello, it’s me back again!  I want to share my most recent MILKCOFFEE creation which I made for this week’s MILKCOFFEE BLOG showcase.  I chose this sweet little dance from MILKCOFFEE and I decided to use the greyscale technique I have seen used a lot recently in Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine as well as other.  I thought it would go well with our showcase theme of Monochromatic.  I colored image with Copics, cut with Nesties.  Sentiment is from Stamps Happen and cut with Lifestyle Crafts die, ribbon from my stash, Breast Cancer Awareness bling from Darice, flourish from Zva Creative, papers from Bazzill and DP from my stash.

PENNY'S PAPER-CRAFTY CHALLENGES - die cuts/punches
STARS AND STAMPS – thinking of you
A & T DIGITAL DESIGNS CHALLENGE  - flowers
PAPER PRETTIES – flowers
CELEBRATE THE OCCASION – Breast Cancer Awareness
FLOURISHES TIMELESS TUESDAY – think Pink
LADYBUG CRAFTS INK  – BINGO (die cuts, pink ribbon, swirls)
CRAFT YOUR PASSION – pink and Breast Cancer Awareness related
CUPCAKE CRAFT – pink
FETCH A SKETCH – sketch plus pink

SIMPLIFY AT LITTLE MISS MUFFET CHALLENGE!

Before I introduce our NEW CHALLENGE at LITTLE MISS MUFFET, I want to apologize for being a bit late with some posts this week.  As I mentioned last week, my youngest daughter was sent home from school Friday morning with lice.  Well, little did I know that washing once with the shampoo, coming out the bugs and some nits, washing EVERYTHING and steam cleaning the carpets would not be enough to get rid of the lice!  First thing Monday morning, I got another call from the school – more lice!  So, over the course of Monday and Tuesday morning, the better part of my days was spent doing repeated lice treatment and picking out nits, I was literally NIT PICKING!  LOL  Anyway, totally changed the course of my week – grocery shopping, errands, crafting, sleeping, etc.  Thankfully, she was back for a full day of school yesterday and hopefully good to go for the rest of the school year because I do not ever want to go through this again.

So, e have a NEW CHALLENGE for you this week at LITTLE MISS MUFFET and our challenge this time it is SIMPLICITY– we want to see 1 layer cards, minimal embellishments, etc.   You will have until Tuesday, October 16 to come enter your projects. Please remember, if you do not use a LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS image, you get 1 entry and must follow our theme of SIMPLICITY.   However, if you play along with an image from LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS,
you get as many entries as you want AND the theme is anything goes!!

Reminder, we have a FACEBOOK FAN PAGE and we sure hope you will join us – just click the link to go there – FACEBOOK - Barbara has promised a FREEBIE when we reach 200 followers, so tell your friends too!!

For my project this week, I have chosen LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS rubber stamp “Vanilla.”  She is one of the spice dolls and is super cute holding her stuffed bunny.  I tried something new this week – coloring on kraft paper and I am please with the results.  I used Copics, Atyou Spica and Liquid Pearls on my image and added a sentiment from Gina K. Designs.  I embossed my image layer with a Cuttlebug folder then mounted on SU paper.  Sure hope you like it and will come join us!

Additional Challenges:
DIVAS BY DESIGN – texture
FAB 'N FUNKY – no patterned paper
MY MUM'S CRAFT SHOP – love
STARS AND STAMPS – thinking of you
ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE – animals
TUESDAY THROWDOWN – cute and cuddly
EUREKA STAMPS – friendship
FOREVER FRIENDS – anything goes
LOVE TO CREATE  - thinking of you
MAKE IT MONDAY WITH KRAFT OUTLET – kraft paper and “quick as a bunny”

MAKE IT FOR A MALE AT INKY IMPRESSIONS!

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you this week at INKY IMPRESSIONS CHALLENGE and it is MAKE IT FOR A MALE.  So, we are looking for those masculine creations.  If you are like me, there always seems to be a shortage of masculine creations in my stash, so I always relish an opportunity to create some.   You do not need to use an image from INKY IMPRESSIONS to play along, but if you do, you will get 2 entries instead of 1 for purposes of random.org drawing for the winner.

Our winner this time will receive a $10 gift certificate to INKY IMPRESSIONS!!  What a great prize!

For my creation this week, I have chosen INKY IMPRESSIONS “Christopher the Elf.”  He’s so precious!  INKY IMPRESSIONS has such wonderful, deeply etched rubber it makes it a breeze to get a beautifully stamped image every time!  I have colored this image with Copics and Fiskars glitter pens, added Stickles and Liquid Pearls.  Image and frame cut with Lifestyle Crafts dies, DP and CS are from SU.  Sentiment, also cut with Lifestyle Crafts die, is from INKY IMPRESSIONS as are pearls and fabulous present charm that I have set on Offray ribbon and added pearl pin from my stash.  Stitched ribbon is also from my stash.   Sure hope you like it and will come play along!

Additional Challenges:


CRAFTS AND ME – sentiment
JUST KEEP ON CREATING – Christmas
PENNY'S PAPER-CRAFTY CHALLENGES - die cuts/punches
SIMON SAYS STAMPS – glimmer/sparkle
HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE – Christmas plus glitter and bling
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY – anything goes plus optional celebrate
CRAFTY BLOGGERS NETWORK – anything goes
CREATED WITH LOVE – Christmas
FASHIONISTA CHALLENGE – Christmas
ADDICTED TO STAMPS – sketch plus stamp