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Thursday, November 29, 2012

NEW THURSDAY SHOWCASE AT DIGITAL DELIGHTS!

Wow, busy day on my blog today!  Stay tuned too, still have some more posts coming later.  Anyway we have a new SHOWCASE THURSDAY for you this week at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG and I am so excited to share my creation with you today.  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 is “Peeking Ginger Baby” and I have colored this cutie with Copics and cut her using Nesties.  I added a sentiment from the Magical Winter Sentiments set, which is also available in DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP.  I cut sentiment with Nestie and daubed with Memento ink.  I added Petaloo flowers, lace from Hobby Lobby, bling from Zva Creative, DP from K and Co. and CS from American Crafts.  Hope you like it!!


Additional Challenges:

SWEET STOP – sketch
COPIC MARKER EUROPE – Copics and Christmas card
CRAFTING FOR ALL SEASONS – flowers
DIVAS BY DESIGN – glitter or sparkle
ELKE KAART EEN FEESTJE – non traditional colors Christmas
HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS – use blue and pink
ABC CHALLENGES – anything goes
DIGI MAKEOVER CHALLENGE – digi and Christmas
EUREKA STAMPS –holiday fun
FOREVER FRIENDS – Glitter and sparkle


TAG OR GIFT CHALLENGE AT LITTLE MISS MUFFET

NEW CHALLENGE for you this week at LITTLE MISS MUFFET and our challenge this time it is TAG OR GIFT!   You will have until Tuesday, December 11 at 11:59pm CST 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 TAG OR GIFT.  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 image Mitten and have made a Christmas ornament.  For the image, I have colored with Copics and added Flower Soft for the trim on the stocking.  I affixed the image to the ornament with some hardware, a brad and ribbon.  Ornament is a clear plastic ornament from Michaels that I have covered with Cloud 9 Designs torn scraps, daubed with Memento Ink and then glued on with Mod Podge.  I added some ribbon to hang ornament from Taylored Expressions.  Sentiment is from Taylored Expressions, cut with Nestie and daubed with Memento ink.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!


4 CRAFTY CHICKS – ornaments
CRAFTY RIBBONS – at least 2 ribbons
SASSY STUDIO DESIGNS – Christmas anything but a card
CREATIVE MOMENTS – anything goes
DECORATE TO CELEBRATE- holiday party
THE PAPER SHELTER – Christmas
SIMON SAYS STAMP – anything goes
STAMPAVIE AND MORE – anything but square
WHIMSY INSPIRATION – traditional Christmas colors
CRAZY AMIGO CHALLENGE – gifts


NEW RELEASES AT CRAFTY SENTIMENTS!!


Exciting news – our NEW RELEASES are being showcased at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS INSPIRATION BLOG – there was one yesterday and one more tomorrow, so make sure you head on over and check out the amazing samples the DT have created using the new stamps!   Added BONUS, once the CRAFTY SENTIMENTS INSPIRATION BLOG reaches 130 followers, we are giving away a MYSTERY PRIZE, so hope you will become a follower and give yourself a chance to win!


For my creation today, I have used the new release “New Year Party” rubber stamp from CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS.  As you can see, this stamp also makes a great birthday card!  I have colored her with Copics and cut out with Lifestyle Crafts die, also used Lifestyle Crafts die for frame.  Papers are from American Crafts, SU and DP from Pebbles.  I added sentiment from A. Jillian Vance Designs cut with MFT die and added brad from Bo Bunny.  Trim is from The Ribbon Carousel and flower bling from Darice.  Sure hope you like it and will go check out the rest of the New Releases at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS INSPIRATION BLOG!!


Additional Challenges:

CRAFTS AND ME – ribbon or trim
CREATIVE MOMENTS – anything goes
FAB N FUNKY – birthday and 3 of something (DP and cardstock)
PAPER PRETTIES WEDNESDAY – girly cards
SIMON SAYS STAMP – anything goes
LEJ DESIGNS – favorite technique (coloring with Copics)
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY – free for all
PARTY TIME TUESDAYS – anything goes
TUESDAY THROWDOWN – lots of layers (9)
SKETCH SATURDAY – sketch


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

PASTEL OR VINTAGE CHRISTMAS AT INKY IMPRESSIONS AND DT CALL STILL GOING!

Before I get to today’s challenge, I want to remind you all that Inky Impressions is having a Design Team call. We are looking for a few enthusiastic, friendly, and talented stampers to help promote our products and to provide inspiration to the stamping community.
This call is open to everyone! If you have applied for any of our previous Design Team calls, please feel free to re-apply! You are not required to use Inky Impressions stamps for your submissions, but it’s a plus if you do.
To apply please send the following information to inkydt@hotmail.com
· Name
· Country
· Blog address
· 2 samples of your best work (these do not have to be new)
The deadline for entries is December 3, 5 p.m. (Est.)
Please check out the INKY IMPRESSIONS CHALLENGE BLOG for additional details.

It’s Wednesday and that means we have a NEW CHALLENGE for you  at INKY IMPRESSIONS CHALLENGE and it is PASTEL or VINTAGE CHRISTMAS.  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. You have until Tuesday, December 4 to come play along.

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

For my creation this week, I have chosen INKY IMPRESSIONS “Maddie the Elf” and chose to do a vintage card.   I love this sweet image and colored it with Copics ad Sakura glaze and added some Stickles for the trim on her top and pom on her hat.  Image and frame cut with Nesties, sentiment from Taylored Expressions is cut with Nestie.  Pearls are from I Want 2 Scrap, papers from American Crafts and DP from Cloud 9 Design.  I used an embossing folder that came with my Papercrafts magazine for the snowflakes border at the top.  Hope you like it!


AUD SENTIMENTS – BINGO – use word “Merry”, bling, die cut
COPIC MARKER EUROPE – Copics and Christmas card
CRIMBO CRACKERS – Christmas anything goes
DIVAS BY DESIGN – glitter or sparkle
FOR FUN CHALLENGES – Christmas sparkle
PAPER PRETTIES WEDNESDAY – girly
THE PAPER SHELTER – Christmas
SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS – embossing
SCRAP CREATIONS – Merry Christmas
SUNDAY SKETCH AND STAMP – sketch

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

NEW CHALLENGE AT CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS–RED, WHITE & GREEN

Hello everyone –  sorry I haven’t been around for a couple days – the Thanksgiving Holiday really put me back a bit.  But, here I am now and it’s time for our NEW CHALLENGE at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS.    Our challenge this week is to use RED, WHITE AND GREEN in your creations.  With Christmas right around the corner, this should be no trouble at all:)

Our winner's prize this time is
3 digi images
What an awesome prize!  Remember, you can use any products you like on your challenge submissions, but if you use a stamp or digi image from CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS your entry will be counted twice for purposes of our random.org winner's draw.  You have until Monday, December 3 at 9pm GMT to join in the fun.

Hope you will check out the CRAFTY SENTIMENTS INSPIRATION BLOG.  We are going to have some NEW RELEASES starting Weds., November 28 and we are also offering a mystery prize when we reach 130 followers over there, so make sure you join us and tell your friends!

Before I present my creation, I want to tell you that CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS FACEBOOK PAGE has a CHALLENGE and a chance to win a 10 voucher!!  So, hope you will go check that out!!

For my creation today, I have used CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS stamp “Vinca Christmas Goodies.”  What a fun stamp to color!  I have colored her with Copics and added Flower Soft on her hat and Stickles on her dress.  She is cut using Nesties.  I chose SU DP and Bazzill CS.  I used 2 SU punches for the squares/scalloped squares and a Taylored Expressions die for the pinwheel which is affixed with a brad from my stash.  Sentiment is from my stash and is cut with Taylored Expressions die.  Hope you like it and will come play along!

Additional Challenges:


AUD SENTIMENTS – BINGO – use word “Merry”, bling, die cut
CRIMBO CRACKERS – Christmas anything goes
WHIMSY INSPIRATION – traditional Christmas colors
365 CARDS – wintery and patterned paper
FLOURISHES – gold or silver
SCRAP CREATIONS – Merry Christmas
THE SWEETEST THING – sketch
TUESDAY ALCHEMY – anything goes
CREATIVE STAMP FRIENDS – Christmas
EUREKA STAMPS – holiday fun

Saturday, November 24, 2012

THANK YOU/GIVE THANKS CHALLENGE AT DI’S DIGI DESIGNS

Hello everyone!  Did you all survive shopping today?  I only went after 6pm and the stores were pretty slow by then.  Anyway, we have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS and it is THANK YOU/GIVE THANKS, so any creations which express Thanks will do!  You have until 11:59pm EST on Friday, December 7 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 – a $10 to CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS SHOP!

For my card today, I chose this adorable image “Izzy’s Owl” from DI’S DIGI DOWNLOADS.  I had so much fun coloring it with my Copics and cutting out with scissors.  I mounted image on Taylored Expressions die.  Papers are SU, Bazzill and American Crafts and DP is Crate Paper.  Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, sentiment from Taylored Expressions, cut out with Nestie and added Basic Grey button.  Sure hope you like it and will come join along!

Additional Challenges:
BROWN SUGAR – anything goes
CARD CRAFTER’S CIRCLE – giving thanks
GUYLOU'S INIMITABILITY – thanks for everything
POLKA DOODLES – any die will do
RAISE THE BAR – thank you/thankful/gratitude
HANNA AND FRIENDS – animals
MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES – let’s get dotty
CRAFTING FOR ALL SEASONS – thank yous
DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY – giving thanks
STAMP + FUN = CREATIVITY – sketch

Thursday, November 22, 2012

HAPPY THANKSGIVING WITH MELONHEADZ ILLUSTRATIONS AND DT CALL!!

Another Thanksgiving card to share with you and a FABULOUS new opportunity!  Have you heard of MELONHEADZ ILLUSTRATIONS?!?  MELONHEADZ ILLUSTRATIONS features amazing bundles of images from Illustrator/Owner Nikki and are available in black and white or color versions.  There are also FREEBIES available on the blog often, including today, so go check those out as well!

Anyway, we are having a DT call for the very first DT of MELONHEADZ ILLUSTRATIONS!  If you are interested, please send an e-mail to me, Audrey at danmoose@aol.com with a link to your blog and why you’d like to be on the DT.  Feel free to post this call on your own blog and any forums you belong to including Facebook.  Hope you will consider joining us.

Today I have created a card using images from the Thanksgiving Bundle that you can find at MELONHEADZ ILLUSTRATIONS.  You can purchase the color versions at MELONHEADZ Etsy shop or e-mail Nikki to purchase the black and white versions.  I got the black and white version of the bundle and merged the girl Indian, girl Pilgrim and turkey images to create this little Thanksgiving scene.  I cut it out with Lifestyle Crafts die and added papers from SU and SEI as well as American Crafts CS, pearls from Prima, sentiment from Pink By Design that is cut with Nesties.  I sure hope you like it and will come apply to be on the DT!!


Additional Challenges:
SHOPPING OUR STASH – leaf or leaves (DP)
TWISTED TUESDAY – Thanksgiving and include food
USE IT TUESDAY – Be thankful and hoard supplies DP and pearls
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – anything goes
LADY ANNES CARD CHALLENGE – anything goes
CREATED WITH LOVE – fall
DAISY DOODLES – Thanksgiving plus digi
PAPER MAKEUP DIGI CHALLENGE – food
LOLLIPOP CRAFTS – Thankful/gratitude
2 SISTERS – sketch

HAPPY THANKSGIVING WITH THE DIGI GARDEN!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all of you who celebrate.  Here in the US it has typically been a day of food and family, but it is starting to turn into another day of shopping bargains!  Many of the stores here that traditionally were closed for the holiday are open this year for part of today or open late tonight and stay open all night! 

Anyway, I have a couple of cards to showcase today.  First is my project featuring “Emily’s Harvest” from THE DIGI GARDEN SHOP.  If you haven’t checked out THE DIGI GARDEN SHOP, you are definitely going to want to check it out because there are TONS of adorable images there and they are so much fun to color!!
 
I have colored Emily with Copics and cut out using Nesties.  I added papers from SU and American Crafts, pearls from Zva Creative, flower from Prima.  Sentiment is from Pink By Design and is cut with Taylored Expressions die.  Sure hope you like itSmile

Additional Challenges:
SWEET STOP – sketch
CRAFT ROOM CHALLENGE – punches/die cuts
DIE CUTTIN DIVAS – Thanksgiving plus die cuts
OLDIE BUT GOODIE CHALLENGE – anything but Christmas, items at least 6 mos. old – DP, die cuts and sentiment
THROUGH THE CRAFT ROOM DOOR  – anything goes
TWISTED TUESDAY – Thanksgiving and include food
CARD MANIA – pearls and swirls
CREATED WITH LOVE – fall
PAPER MAKEUP DIGI CHALLENGE – food
EUREKA STAMPS – for the kids

NEW RELEASES AT LITTLE MISS MUFFET!

Hey everyone!  I hope you will check out LITTLE MISS MUFFET BLOG today as we have a SHOWCASE of our NEW RELEASES. There are some FABULOUS new images now available in red rubber which include some wonderful new Pollycraft stamps!   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, November 27 to come play in our TEXTILES 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.

We have an OUT OF TOWN Promotion going on til November 26 as our fabulous owner is out of town for Thanksgiving Holiday.

-As Digi orders will be slightly delayed, all digi orders will receive a new unrevealed, winter themed digi image

- Rubber and Diecut orders will be shipped out on 27th November, and will receive a free sentiment stamp. Choose from Royal Decree or Sugar & Spice Sentiment. Please e-mail Barbara with your choice of free stamp at the time of ordering

-This offer applies to any order placed between 15 and 26 November, Central Time.
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 today’s creation, I have chosen “Swings N Slides Happy Mail” stamp from LITTLE MISS MUFFET SHOP.   I absolutely love this sweet image and have colored it with Copics, cut with Nellie’s die and added a couple different colors of Stickles.  I chose papers from My Mind’s Eye and Bazzill, used an Sizzix embossing folder on top and bottom, added a button and brad from Basic Grey, included sentiment from Taylored Expressions cut with TE die.  Sure hope you like it!
 Audrey - Swings N Slides Happy Mail

Additional Challenges:
SCRAP CREATIONS – winter
OUR DAILY BREAD DESIGNS – winter holiday (Christmas)
TOP TIP TUESDAY – kids or teens
SKETCH SATURDAY – sketch
ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS – anything goes
CRAFTY CARDMAKERS – more than 1 punch/die cut
HOUSE OF GILLI – die cuts
INCY WINCY – square cards
THE PAPER GIRLS – Christmas/winter
TOTALLY STAMPALICIOUS – Christmas with nontraditional colors

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

THANKSGIVING, THANKFUL, THANK YOUS CHALLENGE AT MILKCOFFEE

We have a NEW CHALLENGE going on at MILKCOFFEE CHALLENGE and it is THANKSGIVING, THANKFUL OR THANK YOU, so any or all of those themes will be appropriate for you to play along.  You have until Weds., December 5 at 8pm EST to come join us. You don’t have to use an image from MILKCOFFEE SHOP, but we’d sure love to see one.

For my card today, I have chosen MILKCOFFEE SHOP image “Soya the Fruit” and I have made it an eggplant!  Did you know eggplant is a fruit?!?  Yes it is, it is a type of berry.  Anyhow, image colored with Copics and cut with Nesties, distressed with Tim Holtz distress ink.  Ribbon is SU, DP is SU and SEI, buttons from Basic Grey.  Sentiment from Pink by Design and cut with Taylored Expressions die.  I sure hope you like it and will come play along!!
 

Additional Challenges:
ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE – stitching (on DP)
SHOPPING OUR STASH – leaf or leaves
TOP TIP TUESDAY – kids/teens
TUESDAY THROWDOWN – thankful for you
TWIST OF FAITH CARD CHALLENGE – inspirational sentiment and child
TWISTED TUESDAY – Thanksgiving, thank you plus food (image wearing eggplant)
THERE SHE GOES – sketch
CREATED WITH LOVE – fall
CREATIVE STAMP FRIENDS – favorite colors (purple)
DAISY DOODLES – Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

THANKS CHALLENGE AT CRAFTY SENTIMENTS

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you today over at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS BLOG and it is THANKS – so anything that has to do with Thanks – Thank yous, Thanksgiving, etc.   You have until 9pm GMT on Monday, November 26 to join in the fun.  You do not need to use CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS image/stamp, but if you do, you will get 2 entries in our winner’s draw plus, if you want to be a GDT next year for about 2 months, add GDT after your creation made with a CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS image.

Prize this week is this wonderful Rubber stamp from CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS
woo hoo, what an awesome prize!
Make sure you check out the CRAFTY SENTIMENTS BLOG for great inspiration from the DT gals.


For my creation today, I have used Lilly with Flowers digi stamp from CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS.   I have colored her with Copics and cut using Nesties.  I added papers from Bazzill and SU and DP from SEI.  Ribbon is from my stash and flowers are Prima.  I used a sentiment from Pink By Design that I cut with Nesties.  I sure hope you like it and will come play along!!


DIE CUTTIN DIVAS – Thanksgiving
FLOURISHES – card or project that makes me happy (love this sweet image and the sentiment I found)
LOVES RUBBER STAMPS – use a ribbon
RIBBON CAROUSEL – giving thanks and spooled item
SWEET STAMPS – thank you
TOP TIP TUESDAY – kids or teens
SQUIGGLEFLY - thankful
TWIST OF FAITH CARD CHALLENGE – inspirational saying and child
USE IT TUESDAY – be thankful plus hoarded supplies (DP, ribbon and flowers)
HANNA AND FRIENDS – sketch

Monday, November 19, 2012

JEN'S DIGIS POST - BELLA ON A CLOUD


Hello everyone!!  Today I am sharing my newest creation using the image Bella on a Cloud, which is one of the awesome fairy images you can find at JEN'S DIGIS SHOP.  New images are being added all the time, so make sure you keep checking back to find more great images!!

For my creation, I colored Bella with my trusty Copics and added some sparkle with Sakura glitter pen.  I cut her out with Nestie.  I added a border made with MS punch, organdy ribbon, buttons from Basic Grey and my stash, flowers from Petaloo, DP from My Mind's Eye and Bazzill CS.  I used a sentiment from Taylored Expressions which is cut out with a Memory Box die.  I sure hope you like it and that you will check out all the fabulous creations by the DT on the JEN'S DIGIS BLOG and in the shop.


Additional Challenges:

A & T EMERALD FAERIES – sketch
CRAFTY CARDMAKERS – more than 1 die cut/punch
HOUSE OF GILLI – die cuts
INCY WINCY – square cards
THE PAPER GIRLS – Christmas/winter
MY GRAFICO – anything goes
CATERED CROP – lace
CORROSIVE CHALLENGES – flutter by (wings)
DREAM VALLEY – anything goes
GLITTER AND SPARKLE – lots of layers (6)


Sunday, November 18, 2012

FINAL DAY OF PIXIE DUST STUDIO “OH SNAP” HOP

It is now the final day of the Three Day Pixie Dust "Oh, Snap!" Blog Hop.   You are now at AUDREY’S Blog, if you arrived here from Christine's blog, then you're in the right place!   If not, go back and start at the beginning at the Pixie Dust Studio Blog

Participating Pixies have one more new project to share with you today!  One blog has been chosen as the "Mystery Blog". Only Pixie knows which one it is! One random comment will be chosen from that blog and the lucky hopper will receive one Pixie Dust image. There will also be a Grand Prize today.  If you comment on all of today's projects and answer the question on Pixie Kathy's blog you could be the random winner of THREE Pixie Dust images!  If you didn't get a chance to take part in the Friday or Saturday Hop, there's still time.  All comments for the Three Day Hop will close at noon CST on Monday.  Good luck and happy hopping!

Here is my project using PIXIE DUST STUDIO SHOP image “I am Holiday.”  I think she is so precious with her little gingerbread friend.  I have colored the image with Copics and Sakura pens and added Liquid Pearls.  I used DP from Basic Grey and CS from American Crafts.  All shapes cut with Nesties, ribbon from The Ribbon Carousel, sentiment from Taylored Expressions and pearl flowers from my stash.  Sure hope you like it and will enjoy the last day of hopping!

Your next stop will be visit Myriam's Blog – enjoy!!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

PIXIE DUST STUDIO “OH SNAP” HOP DAY 2!

Welcome to Day 2 of the Three Day Pixie Dust "Oh, Snap!" Blog Hop.   You are now at AUDREY’S Blog, if you arrived here from Christine's blog, then you're in the right place!   If not, go back and start at the beginning at the Pixie Dust Studio Blog.  

Participating Pixies have a new project to share with you today!  One blog has been chosen as the "Mystery Blog".  Only Pixie knows which one it is!  One random comment will be chosen from that blog and the lucky hopper will receive one Pixie Dust image. There will also be a Grand Prize today.  If you comment on all of today's projects and answer the question on Pixie Kathy's blog you could be the random winner of THREE Pixie Dust images! If you didn't get a chance to take part in yesterday's Hop, there's still time.   Be sure to come back tomorrow for the final day of the Hop to see all of the new images, amazing projects, and more chances to WIN!

Comments for all three days will close on Monday at noon CST.

Here is my project, today’s creation features PIXIE DUST STUDIO SHOP image “Ginger Helpers.”  These little cookies are too cute and it was great fun coloring them with my Copics and Atyou Spicas.  I cut them out with Nesties.  Papers are Bo Bunny DP and Bazzill and CTMH CS.  I used a sentiment from Taylored Expressions that I cut with Nestie, ribbon from The Ribbon Carousel and bling from Queen and Co.  I sure hope you like it and have fun hopping!!

Now it's time to visit Myriam's blog.  Have a great time on the hop and see you tomorrow!!

Additional challenges:
CRITTER SKETCH – sketch
ATCS & CARDS WITH ATTITUDE  - Autumn/winter anything goes
AVADARES – Christmas/Hanukkah
CRAFT PUNKED – anything goes
JELLYPARK CHALLENGES – food related
STAMPING WITH THE DRAGON – so cute
4 CRAFTY CHICKS – winter
PAPER CRAFTING JOURNEY – anything goes
CRAFTS AND ME – Christmas and nontraditional colors
DIVAS BY DESIGN – anything goes

Friday, November 16, 2012

HOP ALONG WITH OUR NEW “OH SNAP” RELEASE AT PIXIE DUST STUDIO NOV. 16-18!


Welcome to Day One of the Three Day Pixie Dust "Oh, Snap!" Blog Hop.   You are now at Audrey’s Blog.  If you arrived here from Christine's blog, then you're in the right place!  If not, go back and start at the beginning at the Pixie Dust Studio Blog.    Participating Pixies, which include me, will present a new project today, Saturday, and Sunday.  Each day Pixie will select a "Mystery Blog".  One comment will be randomly chosen from that blog, and the lucky hopper will win one digi.  In addition, there will be a Grand Prize each day of the Hop! THREE Pixie Dust images will be won by a random commenter who comments on all participating blogs and answers the question on Pixie Dust Studio Blog.   Be sure to come back each day of the Hop to see all of the new images, amazing projects, and more chances to WIN! Comments for all three days will close on Monday, November 19 at noon CST.

These are all the images being released!

My project for today uses PIXIE DUST STUDIO SHOP image “Pixie's Gingerbread Friends."   I have colored this adorable image with Copics and Sakura Souffle pens and cut out with Nestie.  CS is American Crafts and DP is from my massive stash of holiday themed papers.  I used a Sizzix embossing folder and Taylored Expressions die on pink paper.  Sentiment is from Taylored Expressions and cut out with Nesties.


Now it's time to visit Myriam's blog.  Have a great time on the hop and see you tomorrow!!

Additional Challenges entered:
CRAFT US CRAZY – favorite holiday theme (Christmas)
HAPPY CAMPERS – use bright colors
S J PAPERCRAFTS – Christmas
JUST KEEP ON CREATING – Christmas
PAPER PRETTIES WEDNESDAY – buttons
WHIMSY INSPIRATION – traditional Christmas colors
LEJ DESIGNS – season’s greetings
THROUGH THE CRAFT ROOM DOOR  - anything goes
TUESDAY ALCHEMY – anything goes
THE SWEETEST THING – sketch

Thursday, November 15, 2012

THANKSGIVING OR THANK YOUS CHALLENGE AT PIXIE DUST STUDIO!

Hello again!  Busy day here on the blog!   I want to tell you about our current challenge for PIXIE DUST STUDIO CHALLENGE and it is THANKSGIVING OR THANK YOU.   You have until Weds., November 21 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 “L’il Miss Gnomish.”  She is adorable, isn’t she?  I colored her with Copics and cut with Nestie then daubed with Memento ink.  Papers are from Bella Blvd. and Bazzill.  Sentiment is from my stash and cut out with Nestie.  Bling is from Prima and pearls from My Mind’s Eye.  Hope you like it and come play along!!

Additional Challenges:


AUD SENTIMENTS – use a sentiment with “thanks”
CCEE STAMPERS – fall/Thanksgiving
DL ART THANKFUL THURSDAY – Thanksgiving
WILLOW SKETCHIE CHALLENGE – favorite coloring medium (Copics)

DIGITAL DELIGHTS THURSDAY SHOWCASE!

We have a new SHOWCASE THURSDAY for you this week at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG and I am so excited to share my creation with you today.  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 is called “Snow Buddy” and it is one of the current Bargain or Freebie images available at DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP, so if you want to get it for its bargain price, make sure you pick it up before the end of this month!

I colored “Snow Buddy” with Copics and added Stickles and Liquid Pearls.  I cut him out with Lifestyle Crafts die and frame is cut with Nesties.  Sentiment, from Snow Sentiments Set from DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP is cut with Nestie and daubed with Memento ink.  Papers are Bazzill and Echo Park DP and trim is from Webster’s Pages.  Sure hope you like it!!

INKY IMPRESSIONS NEW DIGI RELEASE HOLIDAY BLOG HOP!

Hello everyone!  Hope you have arrived here from Inky Impressions Inspirational Blog, where our hop started.  If so, I hope you are enjoying the hop so far, even though I am only the 2nd stop, so you have not gone too far yet, but I know there’s lots of fun ahead of you!!  If you have not started at the Inky Impressions Inspirational Blog, you’ll want to go back and start at the beginning.

I am Audrey E and you are HERE at my blog.  You will be hopping around to our DT gals and in most cases seeing our new digi releases showcasing our newest winter/holiday images.  Please remember to leave comments on ALL the blogs for a chance to win 2 DIGI Images from INKY IMPRESSIONS!  Wow, what an awesome prize.

For my creation, I have used INKY IMPRESSIONS digi “Sledding Ducky & Raccoon.”  I love this fun image and colored it with Copics and Sakura pens and added Stickles for pom pom on the ducky’s hat.  DP is from my stash and CS is Bazzill.  I used a sentiment from A. Jillian Vance Designs that is cut with Taylored Expression die.  I added pearls from Prima.  Sure hope you like it and enjoy the rest of the hop!

Your next stop is:
Babette
Carrie
Ceal
Dilyana
Domi
Judith
Karen G
Kerry
Margreet
Nanette
Tanya J.
Tonya H
Vicky
Inky Impressions Challenge Blog

Enjoy and remember to leave comments all along the way!

TEXTILES CHALLENGE AT LITTLE MISS MUFFET!

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you this week at LITTLE MISS MUFFET and our challenge this time it is TEXTILES, so we are looking for lace, ribbon, any sort of fabric, quilting, etc.  Can’t wait to see what you come up with!  You will have until Tuesday, November 27 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 TEXTILES.  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 “Celeste Amberglow Flowerpot.”  I love this sweet image and I had a great time coloring her with my Copics.  I went with a nontraditional color scheme for me, which was really fun and I really like how she turned outSmile  I cut her out with Nesties and backing piece is cut with Lifestyle Crafts die.  Sentiment is from My Craft Spot and cut with Lifestyle Crafts die.  I used mesh ribbon and lace with velvet running through the middle from my stash as well as embroidary floss and buttons from my stash.  Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  DP from Bella Blvd. and CS from Bazzill.  I sure hope you like it and will come play along!

Additional Challenges:
CRAFTING FOR ALL SEASONS – thank you
DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY – GIVING THANKS
LITTLE RED WAGON – texture
PAPER PRETTIES WEDNESDAY – buttons
SIMON SAYS STAMPS – Thanksgiving/thank you
SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS – thankful
STARS AND STAMPS – thank you
SCRAP CREATIONS – give thanks
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY – flower power
JACKSON’S DIGITAL EXPRESSIONS – sketch

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

INKY IMPRESSIONS–GIVE THANKS CHALLENGE

Happy Wednesday everyone!  We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you this week at INKY IMPRESSIONS CHALLENGE and it is GIVE THANKS.   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.   You have until Tuesday, November 20 to come play along.

STAY TUNED as well because tomorrow, November 15, begins our NEW DIGI RELEASE Blog Hop where you will have a chance to win so awesome INKY prizes!  Hop starts on the INKY IMPRESSIONS INSPIRATION BLOG, so make sure you check it out.

Our winner for the GIVE THANKS challenge  will receive a $10 gift certificate to INKY IMPRESSIONS!! What a great prize!

For my creation this week, I have chosen INKY IMPRESSIONS “Angelica’s Daydream.”  I have colored her with Copics and drew in a brick wall that she is sitting on.  I cut image and frame with Taylored Expressions dies and used papers from Bazzill and Basic Grey DP.  Sentiment is from Whipper Snapper, cut with Nestie and organdy ribbon used.  Hope you like it and will come play along!!

Additional Challenges:
ABC CHALLENGES – sketch
INCY WINCY DESIGNS – girl thanks
LEXI'S CREATIONS – thanks/Thanksgiving
LOLLIPOP CRAFTS – thankful/gratitude
AMUSING CHALLENGES – no digi and thank you
PILE IT ON – let’s be thankful
SCRAPPY FROGS – give thanks
ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE – stitching (real or faux)
SCRAP CREATIONS – give thanks
SHOPPING OUR STASH – thank you/Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

TIME FOR CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE AT CRAFTY SENTIMENTS!

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Yesterday had so much going on that I feel like today should be Thursday – yikes!

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you today over at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS BLOG and it is CHRISTMAS – so show us Christmas and come play alongSmile   You have until 9pm GMT on Monday, November 19 to join in the fun.  You do not need to use CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS image/stamp, but we’d sure love to see one if you have one!  Prize is a 3 digi images from CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS
woo hoo, what an awesome prize! Make sure you check out the CRAFTY SENTIMENTS BLOG for great inspiration from the DT gals.

For my creation today, I have used Santa’s Helper rubber stamp from CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS.   She is such a cutie and I had so much fun coloring her with my Copics and Sakura pens.  I cut her out with Lifestyle Crafts die, added papers from Bazzill , CMTH and Wild Rose Studio DP.  Sentiments are from A. Jillian Vance Designs, stamped on tickets cut with Memory Box die, twine from Doodlebug and eyelets from my stash added/  Snowflake stikers are Jolee’s Boutique and glittery ribbon is from my stash.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Closer view of tags

Additional Challenges:


CRAFTY BLOGGERS NETWORK – Christmas Anything goes
CRAFTY CARDMAKERS – more than 1 punch or die cut
EUREKA STAMPS – scripture or inspiration saying
PRETTY LITTLE RIBBON – die cuts/punches
SONGBIRD CHALLENGE – “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend (sparkle and bling)
THERE'S MAGIC IN THE AIR W/ PAPER CUPCAKES- pretty in pink
ADDICTED TO STAMPS – tags
CHRISTMAS CHALLENGES – sketch
PENNY BLACK AND MORE – any die will do/no digis
ROBYN'S FETISH – anything goes

Monday, November 12, 2012

PASTEL COLORS AT WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE

Hello everyone and Happy Monday!  It is raining cats and dogs here and the temperatures are dropping and it is my grocery day – which I am so not looking forward to!  But, we do have a FUN, NEW CHALLENGE over at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE this week and it is PASTEL COLORS.  Those who follow my blog regularly know that I am not a huge fan of pastel colors, largely because I don’t think I am very good at creating with them – they are outside my comfort zone – but, you also know I am always up for a good challenge!

You have until noon on Sunday, November 18 at 12pm EST to come join our WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE.  Remember, if you use a WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP image, you can do an anything goes creation.  Otherwise, you can use any image you’d like, but you must follow our theme of PASTELS.  Either way, we hope you will join us!

For today’s card, I used this beauty from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP sheet 376.  I have colored her with Copics and Stickles and cut out with Lifestyle Crafts dies.  I have added lace/bling/pearls from Prima, bling from My Mind’s Eye.  Papers are CS from Bazzill and DP from My Mind’s Eye and Kaisercraft.  Sentiment is from A. Jillian Vance Designs and is cut with Nestie.  Hope you like it!

Additional challenges:


BUNNY ZOE’S CRAFTS – winter
CRAFTY CARDMAKERS – more than 1 punch or die cut
MY GRAFICO – anything goes
SONGBIRD CHALLENGE – “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend (sparkle and bling)
STAMP AND CREATE – lace
TAKE A WORD – pink
THERE SHE GOES – let it snow
THERE'S MAGIC IN THE AIR W/ PAPER CUPCAKES- pretty in pink
TOTALLY STAMPALICIOUS – bling
CATERED CROP – lace

JEN’S DIGIS FIRST DT CARD

Today is my first post as DT for newly re-opened JEN'S DIGIS.  I hope you have checked out JEN’S DIGIS and if you haven’t, I strongly suggest you do – Jen has some great images with more being released all the time and they are super fun to color and create with!

Don’t forget, we are also still having an OPEN DT Call, so if you are interested in working with JEN’S DIGIS, head on over to the blog and check that out!

For my creation today, I have used one of the Thanksgiving images – it is not on display in the shop yet, but can be purchased by e-mailing Jen or Tanya at jensdigis@yahoo.com.  I have colored the image with Copics and cut with Lifestyle Crafts dies.  I added faux stitching to 1/2 circle using Staedler pen.  Papers and ribbon are SU, except orange piece which is Bo Bunny.  Sentiment from Taylored Expressions is cut with Memory Box die and 1/2 circles cut with MFT die and cut in 1/2.  Sure hope you like it and will come check out JEN’S DIGIS.

Challenges entered:


FOREVER FRIENDS – use ribbon or twine
HOUSE OF GILLI – celebrations
LEXI'S CREATIONS – thanks/Thanksgiving
MAKE IT MONDAY WITH KRAFT OUTLET – kraft CS and turkey time
PAPER PLAYTIME – Autumn colors
PAPER PRETTIES MONDAY – thank you
PRETTY LITTLE RIBBON – die cuts/punches
THE PAPER GIRLS – thank you
MY TIME MADE EASY – sketch
GREAT IMPRESSIONS – Seasonal Holiday

Saturday, November 10, 2012

FABULOUS FALL COLORS CHALLENGE AT PIXIE DUST STUDIO

Hope you are having a happy Friday (although I guess it’s technically Saturday since it’s after midnight).  I hate to keep bringing up sad things on the blog, but I can’t always escape real life, and often it is more liberating to discuss things happening and possibly getting me down.  Tonight was the viewing for 2 of the 3 girls killed in the car accident last Saturday night and the first time my son saw his teammate – brother of one of the girls.  It was very sad and emotional and I am somewhat “fried” right now in terms of emotion, but tomorrow is a new day and I am just thankful for each day and moment I get to spend with my family and those close to me.

So, I want to tell you about our current challenge for PIXIE DUST STUDIO CHALLENGE and it is FABULOUS FALL COLORS.   We are looking for creations with deep yellows, oranges, reds, browns, etc., basically any color you associate with Fall.  You have until Weds., November 14 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 “Tristan."  He is a very handsome image and I enjoyed coloring him with my Copics.  He is cut out using MFT dies.  Sentiment from My Craft Spot is cut with Nestie and bling from My Mind’s Eye added to card.  CS is Bazzill and CTMH, button, ribbon and DP are from my stash.  Hope you like it and will come join us!

Additional Challenges:
CRAFTY CREATIONS – no flowers
DUDE TIME DOODLES – masculine and fall colors
L'IL RED WAGON – coloring
PENNY'S PAPER-CRAFTY CHALLENGES – lots of layers (7)
CARDS AND MORE – Fall/Halloween
 SCRAP CREATIONS – do it digi
CARDS FOR MEN – masculine and anything goes
LOVE TO CREATE – shades of Autumn
PAPER PLAYTIME – Autumn Colors
UNSCRIPTED SKETCHES – sketch

Friday, November 9, 2012

DAY 2 CRAFTY SENTIMENTS NEW RELEASE PREVIEWS

Exciting news – our NEW RELEASE previews continue today at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS INSPIRATION BLOG and will go through tomorrow, Saturday, November 10.  You will definitely want to check them out – they are of course, AWESOME and the DT gals have done some amazing work to showcase these new stamps.

We are giving a LUCKY WINNER the chance to win 3 of the NEW RELEASES – stop by the CRAFTY SENTIMENTS INSPIRATION BLOG for each day of previews, so 3 days ending November 10, and make sure you leave a comment each day AND are a follower of the blog.  That will give you a chance to be chosen our winner!
 
For my creation today, I have used the upcoming release “I Love Apple” rubber stamp from CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS.    I have colored this cutie with Copics and fussy cut him out.  I used DP from DCWV and my stash as well as Bazzill CS.  Sentiment is from My Craft Spot and it cut with Nestie and added button from my stash.  Ribbon is also from my stash and flower is from Prima.  I sure hope you like it!!

Remember to keep checking the CRAFTY SENTIMENTS INSPIRATION BLOG today and tomorrow to see the other new release previews.   Finally, our POPPIES challenge at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS BLOG is going on til Monday, November 12 at 9pm GMT, so we hope you will come play along!

Additional Challenges:
MOJO MONDAY – sketch
PENNY’S PAPER CRAFTY – lots of layers (10)
CAN YOU DIGI IT – favorite animal (bunny)

Thursday, November 8, 2012

THURSDAY SHOWCASE AT DIGITAL DELIGHTS!!

We have a new SHOWCASE THURSDAY for you this week at DIGITAL DELIGHTS BLOG and I am so excited to share my creation with you today.   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 “Postgirl Pat.”  This is one of my new favorite images as she is just adorable and I love the skates!  I have colored her with Copics and Sakura glaze pen and cut out using Nellie’s die then daubed with Memento ink.  I found this awesome DP from Bo Bunny and added CS from CTMH, confetti snowflakes from Michael’s and ribbon from JoAnn.  Sentiment can be found in DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP “A touch of Christmas” sentiment set.  I cut it out with Nestie and daubed with Brilliance ink.  Sure hope you like it!!


Additional Challenges:
CRAFTY CREATIONS – no flowers
DIVAS BY DESIGN – cute
FOR FUN CHALLENGES – Brrr, it’s cold
JINGLE BELLES – sketch
JUST KEEP ON CREATING – Christmas
STAMP-N-DOODLE – use a digi
CREATIVE CRAFT CHALLENGE – special occasion, not birthday
DEEP OCEAN CHALLENGE – sporty and outdoors
HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE – 3-2-1 (3 embellies, 2 patterned papers, 1 image) and Christmas
SWEET STAMPS – Christmas


NEW RELEASES PREVIEW FOR CRAFTY SENTIMENTS!!

Exciting news – our NEW RELEASE previews start today at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS INSPIRATION BLOG and will continue through Saturday, November 10.  You will definitely want to check them out – they are of course, AWESOME and the DT gals have done some amazing work to showcase these new stamps.

We are giving a LUCKY WINNER the chance to win 3 of the NEW RELEASES – stop by the CRAFTY SENTIMENTS INSPIRATION BLOG for each day of previews, so the next 3 days, and make sure you leave a comment each day AND are a follower of the blog.  That will give you a chance to be chosen our winner!
 
For my creation today, I have used the upcoming release “Autumn Leaves” rubber stamp from CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS.    I have colored this cutie with Copics and added Flower Soft for his fluffy tummy.   I cut out stamped image with MFT die.  Papers are Bazzill CS and DCWV DP.  Sentiment from My Craft Spot is cut with Memory Box die.  Ribbon is organdy from my stash and button is also from my stash – I added bakers twine from Taylored Expressions to button.  Gems are My Mind’s Eye.

Make sure you come back tomorrow for my next preview and remember to also keep checking the CRAFTY SENTIMENTS INSPIRATION BLOG.   Finally, remember our POPPIES challenge at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS BLOG is going on til Monday, November 12 at 9pm GMT.

Additional Challenges:


CARDS BY LADY ANNE/STAMP CHALLENGES – anything goes
CRAFTING FOR ALL SEASONS – falling leaves
DIVAS BY DESIGN – cute
MY MUM'S CRAFT SHOP – sentiments
STAMPAVIE AND MORE – Autumn
LOVES RUBBER STAMPS – anything goes
RIBBON CAROUSEL – spooled item and fall spirit
TUESDAY THROWDOWN – Autumn leaves
ABC CHALLENGE – Tic Tac Toe (diagonal from top left – (ribbon, fall theme, leaves)
THE SWEET STOP – sketch

NEW DIGI RELEASES AT LITTLE MISS MUFFET!

Ah, here I am again!  Want to tell you to make sure you visit LITTLE MISS MUFFET BLOG today as we have a SHOWCASE of our NEW DIGI RELEASES. There are some FABULOUS new images including a whole new series called THE VAN FAMILY, which I know you are going to love!!  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, November 13 to come play in our FIREWORKS INSPIRED 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!!

 Audrey - The Van Family (bro 2, sis3)

For my creation today, I have chosen LITTLE MISS MUFFET SHOP’s Van Family Brother 2, Sister 3 and pets cat and bird.  I merged them together using PNG files and GIMP – I think they look so sweet together.  I colored everything with Copics and Sakura pens then cut with Lifestyle Crafts die and frame cut with Nestie.  Lace is from my stash, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, sentiment from Northwoods cut with Whimsy die, pearls from My Mind’s Eye.   I used CS from Bazzill and DP from my stash.  Sure hope you like it and will check out all the NEW RELEASES at LITTLE MISS MUFFET SHOP!

Additional Challenges:


DIVAS BY DESIGN – cute
SKETCH SATURDAY – sketch
MY MUM’S CRAFT SHOP – sentiment
RUBY’S RAINBOW – birds
BEARLY MINE – anything goes
SCRAP CREATIONS – do it digi
RIBBON CAROUSEL – spooled item and fall theme
HAPPY CAMPERS – use bright colors
MY HEART PIECES – anything cute
PAPER CRAFTING JOURNEY – anything goes
DESERT ISLAND CRAFTERS – sentiment, patterned paper, brown/sepia colors

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

MORE THAN 1 FOLD CHALLENGE AT MILKCOFFEE!

It has been a very tiring week and it’s only Wednesday!  Actually I have been pretty productive this week but also very contemplative amid a local tragedy that happened over the weekend.  3 high school girls from the community right next to ours were killed in a car accident this past Saturday night.  One of the girls was the sister of one of my older son’s soccer teammates.   It has been a tough week.  I don’t typically like to bring people down when they come visit my blog, but since this is something happening here and has affected me, I just wanted to share.

On to happy thoughts though…  We have a NEW CHALLENGE  going on at MILKCOFFEE CHALLENGE and it is MORE THAN 1 FOLD, so we want to see those FANCY FOLDS!!  You have until Weds., November 21 at 8pm EST to come join us.  You don’t have to use an image from MILKCOFFEE SHOP, but we’d sure love to see one.

Closed card
 

Open

My image of “Lisbeth – Autumn Taste” 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 cut with Nesties, then daubed with Memento ink.   I have tried this fold that I have always been intrigued by, but never took a chance at before.  I think it’s called “twisting easel” or something and it was really quite easy to make!  I added papers  from Bazzill and DP from my stash.  Bling and pearls from My Mind’s Eye, lace from JoAnn, flower from Prima, sentiment from Verve and cut with A. Jillian Vance Designs die.  Hope you like it and will come play along at MILKCOFFEE CHALLENGE!

Additional Challenges:


CREATIVE MOMENTS – more than 1 fold
CREATIVE BELLI CHALLENGE – harvest/fruit
LEJ DESIGNS – die cuts/punches
TUESDAY THROWDOWN – Autumn leaves
CARD CUPIDS – happy Fall y’all
HECK OF A CHALLENGE – 50 shades of Autumn
LIA STAMPZ – Autumn colors
MAD FOR MARKERS – Y and YRs (used YRs on her hair, dress, and shies, Ys and YRs on leaves)
ONE CRAZY STAMPER – anything goes
THE CUPBOARD TRILOGY - Autumn

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

NEW CHALLENGE AT CRAFTY SENTIMENTS!

Good morning all.    Hope you are having a wonderful start to your day!   Don’t understand how we gained an hour and I am still tired…

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you today over at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS BLOG and it is POPPIES – so show us poppies on your creationSmile.   You have until 9pm GMT on Monday, November 12 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!  Prize is a 10 voucher to CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS – woo hoo, what an awesome prize!  Make sure you check out the CRAFTY SENTIMENTS BLOG for great inspiration from the DT gals.

Exciting news – our NEW RELEASE is coming at you starting with sneak peeks at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS INSPIRATION BLOG on November 8, so make sure you look out for those.

For my creation today, I have used Eating Strawberries rubber stamp from CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS.  I have colored this beauty with Copics and Sakura pen, added paper from Basic Grey (found this perfect paper for Poppies challenge – colored in middle of flowers with Copics), added lace from JoAnn and ribbon from my stash.  Flowers are from Petaloo and image cut with Lifestyle Crafts die.  Sentiment is from My Craft Spot and cut with Verve die.  CS is CTMH.  Hope you like it and will come play along!

Additional Challenges:


ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE – anything goes
BEARLY MINE DESIGNS – anything goes
CLEAR IT OUT – anything goes plus stash item = red (ribbon, flowers, paper)
LEJ DESIGNS – die cuts or punches
LOVES RUBBER STAMPS – anything goes
PAPER PRETTIES MONDAY – more than 2 circles
SQUIGGLEFLY – ribbons and bows
STAMP AND CREATE – lace
THE PINK ELEPHANT MONDAY CARD CHALLENGE – favorite coloring medium (Copics)
THE CRAFTS MEOW – sketch