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Thursday, December 27, 2012

ANY CELEBRATION WILL DO CHALLENGE AT PIXIE DUST STUDIO!!

We have a NEW CHALLENGE over at PIXIE DUST STUDIO CHALLENGE and it is ANY CELEBRATION WILL DO!!  You have until Weds., January 2nd 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 “Pixie Ginger and Friends.”  I have colored her with Copics and Sakura pens and used a die from L’il Inker Designs to cut her out.  I embossed the green panel with a Sizzix EF.  All CS is Gina K. and DP is Doodlebug Designs and Bo Bunny.  Flower dies are Sizzix and pearl and bling from my stash.   Sentiment is from Jaded Blossom and cut with Lifestyle Crafts die.  Hope you like it and will come play along!!

Additional Challenges:


MY HEART PIECES – anything goes
CARDS BY LADY ANNE/STAMP CHALLENGE – anything goes
CREATIVE MOMENTS – embossing
HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT – 2 shades of blue
THE PAPER SHELTER – anything goes
SIMON SAYS STAMP – anything goes
DIE CUTTIN DIVAS – more holiday spirit
DIGITAL TUESDAY – layers 8 plus digi
PAPERMINUTES – happy new year
THROUGH THE CRAFT ROOM DOOR - anything goes

ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE AT LITTLE MISS MUFFET!!

We have NEW CHALLENGE for you this week at LITTLE MISS MUFFET and our challenge is ANYTHING GOES!  You will have until Tuesday, January 8 at 11:59pm CST to come enter your projects.

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 Bandit Boy Gavin in winter.  I have colored him with Copics and Sakura pens and added Stickles for the snow.  I fussy cut out the image.  Papers are American Crafts, Gina K. Designs and DP is Bo Bunny.  I added embellies from Jolee’s Boutique (snowflake) and Martha Stewart Crafts (hat and gloves).  Sparkly ribbon is from The Ribbon Carousel, faux stitching done with Sakura pen and sentiment from Taylored Expressions and cut with MFT die.  Hope you like it and will come play along!!

Additional Challenges:


AUD SENTIMENTS – any sentiment will do
CHARISMA CARDZ – anything goes
CRAFTY RIBBONS – blue and green
A DIE FOR A SKETCH – sketch plus die
TUESDAY ALCHEMY – anything goes
PAPER CRAFTING JOURNEY – anything goes
CRAFTS AND ME – winter wonderland
LITTLE RED WAGON – box or square on project
PAPERCRAFT STAR – snow
SHOPPING OUR STASH – winter theme not Christmas

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

MORE CHRISTMAS JOY–WITH MELONHEADZ THIS TIME:)

It’s another Christmas card to share today and this one is using an image from MELONHEADZ ILLUSTRATIONS.  If you haven’t checked out MELONHEADZ ILLUSTRATIONS yet, you definitely should, it 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, so go check those out as well!

Additionally, we are looking for a couple more DT members 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 social media you are involved in – Facebook, PaperCraft Planet, etc.
 Christmas Angel
So, finally I get to my card!  As I said, the image is from MELONHEADZ ILLUSTRATIONS and I believe it was a previous freebie.  I have colored her with Copics and Sakura pens and fussy cut the image.  Snowflake EF from Sizzix and papers from Kaisercraft and Basic Grey, CS is Bazzill.  Flower sticker from K and Co., Nestie used behind image and sentiment from Verve Stamps is cut with Amuse die.  Sketch was old sketch from THE SWEETEST THING.  Hope you like it and Merry Christmas once again from me to all of you in bloglandSmile

Additional Challenges:

CRAZY AMIGO CHALLENGE – Merry Christmas
DIGITAL TUESDAY – digi and layers (7)
TOP TIP TUESDAY – anything Christmas goes
TUESDAY ALCHEMY – anything goes
FASHIONISTA CHALLENGE – winter
HOOKED ON CRAFT – Christmas
CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS PAINT – Merry Christmas
GINGERLOFT – Christmas/winter
PLATYPUS CREEK DIGITALS – anything Christmas goes
QUIRKY CRAFTS – last minute Christmas

PEACE ON EARTH WITH RIBBON CHALLENGE AT DIGI DARLA’S!

Well, I am not tired, although I know I will be regretting staying up late in several hrs. when the kids get up and want to open presents.  Oh well…  I want to share NEW CHALLENGE at DIGI DARLA'S CHALLENGE this week and it is Peace on Earth with ribbon.  I sure hope you will come join us – you don’t have to use a DIGI DARLA’S DESIGNS image to play along, but if you do, you get 2 entries per creation, just add DDD after your name.   Challenge ends on Dec. 29 at 9pm EST. 
 

For my creation, I chose DIGI DARLA’S image “Snowflake Fairy.” I love this beautiful image and had great fun coloring her with my Copics and Sakura glaze pens.  I cut it out with Lifestyle Crafts die and added Nestie cut piece behind.  I chose Bo Bunny papers, and glorious new ribbon from Inky Impressions.  Snowflakes are Martha Stewart.   I added a sentiment from My Craft Spot cut with MFT die. Hope you like it and will come play along at DIGI DARLA'S CHALLENGE !

Additional Challenges:

STARS AND STAMPS – sketch
DIGI MAKEOVER CHALLENGE – anything goes with digi
FASHIONISTA CHALLENGE – winter
HOUSE OF GILLI – sparkle
STAMP AND CREATE – sparkly Christmas
THERE SHE GOES – last minute Christmas
ADDICTED TO STAMPS – Blue Christmas/winter
GINGERLOFT – Christmas/winter
GLITTER N SPARKLE - Christmas/New year’s or use digi
JOANNA SHEEN – with love at Christmas

NEW CHALLENGE AT WHOOPSI DAISY–CELEBRATE!!

Hello everyone!  As you can imagine, life has been quite busy and now it’s officially Christmas here in USA, although it is just past midnight, so no kids up and no opening presents for at least about 6 hrs.  I want to wish everyone a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a safe, healthy and happy New Year!  I wish I could go to all your blogs individually and spread some Christmas cheer, but that’s not going to happen, so I will wish it collectively hereSmile

We have NEW CHALLENGE over at WHOOPSI DAISY CHALLENGE this week and it is CELEBRATE.   Our challenge this time is 2 weeks to give the DT some time off for the holidays, so you have until noon on Sunday, January 6 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 CELEBRATE. Either way, we hope you will join us!

Make sure you visit the WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP this week as Linnie has a SPECTACULAR SALE going on and you won’t want to miss it!!
 
For today’s card, I used this beauty from WHOOPSI DAISY SHOP Sheet 412.  I think she is so sweet.  I went with papers from Gina K and Bo Bunny DP, some fabulous new ribbon from Inky Impressions, and of course, colored with my trusty Copics and added some Sakura glaze pen.  Image cut with Lifestyle Crafts die, MFT die used for scallop border, Lifestyle Crafts die used to cut sentiment from Lizzie Anne Designs.  I also used my corner rounder punch.  Sure hope you like it and will come join our challenge!!

Additional Challenges:

DECONSTRUCTED SKETCH – sketch
BUNNY ZOE’S CRAFT – celebration
DIGI MAKEOVER CHALLENGE – anything goes with digi
ARTISTIC INSPIRATION – anything goes
ECLECTIC ELLAPU – anything goes
GREAT IMPRESSIONS – anything goes
ONE STITCH AT A TIME – use a digi
CATCH THE BUG – use a border
HIDING IN MY CRAFT ROOM - anything but Christmas
AVADARES – anything goes with digi

Saturday, December 22, 2012

CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE AT DI’S DIGI DESIGNS!!

Hope everyone is having a great start to the weekend. I am a little bit late with today’s post as it was a busy morning and also I spent a lot of time coloring today since I had some free time this afternoon and I haven’t done much coloring over the past week.  Anyway,  we have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS and it is CHRISTMAS – so we want to see anything related to Christmas!

You have until 11:59pm EST on Friday, January 4 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 – $10 voucher to The Ribbon Carousel!
 

For my card today, I chose this adorable image “ANYA’S STAR” from DI’S DIGI DOWNLOADS.   I love this image and had such fun coloring it with my Copics and Sakura pens.  I have cut it with my new die from L’il Inkers Designs.  I added lace from Webster’s Pages, a die from Sizzix on my papers from Bazzill, DP from Cloud 9 Designs and my stash.  Stickers are from Jolee’s Boutique, sentiment from Taylored Expressions and cut with Nestie.  Hope you like it!

Additional Challenges:
DEEP OCEAN CHALLENGE – Santa Claus is coming to town
DIE CUTTIN DIVAS – die cut plus more holiday spirit
DIGITAL TUESDAY – digi element plus layers (9)
DAISY DOODLES – digi and birthday or Christmas
CRAFTY HAZELNUT'S CHRISTMAS – anything Christmas goes
SWEET STAMPIN CHALLENGE – 2 of something (2 poinsettia stickers, 2 DP)
CARD CRAFTERS CIRCLE – Christmas
CARD MAKIN MAMAS – it’s the holidays
THE SWEETEST THING – sketch
JUST ADD INK – just add Christmas

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

GLITTER CHALLENGE AT CRAFTY SENTIMENTS!!


Hello! Yay, it’s time for our NEW CHALLENGE at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS. Our challenge this week is to use GLITTER in your creations. I know I had tons of fun adding lots of glitter this week!
Our winner's prize this time is this awesome CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS rubber stamp “Opening Presents.” What a fabulous prize – perfect for many occasions!


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 31 at 9pm GMT to join in the fun. Yes, that’s right, our challenge is 2 weeks this time to give the DT gals some extra time to get ready for the holidays. We will back with our new challenge on January 1, 2013.

Hope you will check out the CRAFTY SENTIMENTS INSPIRATION BLOG. We have lots of fun posts and tutorials over there, plus Freebies from time to time and contests.

We also have the CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS FACEBOOK PAGE which I hope you will go check out!

For my creation today, I have used CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS stamp “Winter Wishes.” It is one of my new stamps – I just got a big order of CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS goodies last week:)  I had so much fun coloring her with Copics and adding tons of Stickles. I have also included a glittery snowflake from my stash, bling from Darice and sparkly ribbon from The Ribbon Carousel. Sentiment is from Our Craft Lounge and cut with Nestie. DP is from Basic Grey and CS is Bazzill and American Crafts. I sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Sketch is previous Christmas Challenges sketch.

Additional Challenges:


ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE – Traditional Christmas colors
A & T EMERALD FAERIES – Christmas
CELEBRATE THE OCCASION – Christmas
CRAZY AMIGO CHALLENGE – friendship
DEEP OCEAN CHALLENGE – Santa Claus is coming to town
DIE CUTTIN DIVAS – die cut plus more holiday spirit
LADYBUGS CRAFTS INK – anything goes
LOVES RUBBER STAMPS – Merry Christmas
OUR DAILY BREAD DESIGNS – snow or snowflakes
CARD MANIA – snowflakes

Monday, December 17, 2012

HOLIDAY CHEER WITH EMBOSSING CHALLENGE AT DIGI DARLAS!

Happy Monday morning everyone!   Before I get to the challenge announcement, I just want to take a few minutes to comment and reflect on the Newton, Conn. tragedy.   I do not live in Connecticut and I do not personally know anyone who was directly involved in this senseless killing spree, however, I have been affected very deeply by this horrid incident.  I am not sure if it hit so close to home because I have young, elementary age school children, because I have spent many, many years volunteering at the elementary or what, but I have been in great despair over the events that occurred on Fri.  I want to send my heartfelt prayers and sympathy to anyone who lost someone and to those whose lives were taken by such a ruthless and senseless act, words cannot express the sadness I feel.  I am hoping that any happiness that comes with the holidays can be salvaged for those grieving over these horrible losses.  God Bless us everyone!


Ok, now onto HAPPT NEWS!  We have a NEW CHALLENGE at DIGI DARLA'S CHALLENGE this week and it is HOLIDAY CHEER WITH EMBOSSING.  The embossing can be wet or dry or both.  I sure hope you will come join us – you don’t have to use a DIGI DARLA’S DESIGNS image to play along, but if you do, you get 2 entries per creation, just add DDD after your name.


For my creation, I chose DIGI DARLA’S image “Christmas Bells.”  I love this beautiful image and had great fun coloring it with my Copics and Sakura glaze pen.  I cut it out with Sizzix die.  This card is pretty much the closest I get to CAS, and I am super happy with how it turned outSmile  I used 2 different Sizzix EFs – snowflakes on the sides and holly vines in middle.  I added a sentiment from My Craft Spot cut with Nestie and flower from K and Co.  CS is American Crafts and SU.   Hope you like it and will come play along at DIGI DARLA'S CHALLENGE !

Additional Challenges:


CARD MANIA – snowflakes (on both outer embossed pieces)
A & T SKETCH CHALLENGE – anything goes
EUREKA STAMPS – Christmas spirit
FOREVER FRIENDS – Christmas cards
HOOKED ON CRAFT – Christmas
INCY WINCY – holly or mistletoe
MARKER POP – deep, dark colors with markers
LOVE TO CREATE – winter fun
PAPER PRETTIES MONDAY – Christmas
SQUIGGLEFLY – anything goes with a sentiment

Saturday, December 15, 2012

WE’RE HOPPING IN CELEBRATION AT INKY IMPRESSIONS!!

Hello everyone and happy Saturday!  Hope your week was amazing and that your weekend has started off well.   This week we are celebrating at INKY IMPRESSIONS with a HOP!   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 seeing our different interpretations for our CELEBRATION theme hop.  Make sure you comment on each and every blog for a chance to win 2 DIGI Images from INKY IMPRESSIONS! Wow, what an awesome prize.

For my creation, I have used INKY IMPRESSIONS stamp Angelica's Sled, which I colored with Copics and Sakura pen, cut out with scissors and then decorated with Stickles.  I chose this awesome celebratory sentiment from Verve clear stamps and cut with A. Jillian Vance Designs die and added Martha Stewart pearls.  Lace and bling are Prima, papers are K and Co. DP, CS from American Crafts.  Also used There She Goes die for scalloped circle and Sizzix EF.  I used a sketch from Kimbee’s Creations blog.  Sure hope you like itSmile


Your next stop is:
Carrie
Dilyana
Fabiola
Judith
Karen
Kerry
Margreet
Nanette
Tanya J
Tonya
Vicky
and your last stop is: INKY IMPRESSIONS CHALLENGE

Wishing you an awesome rest of the hop!

Additional Challenges:
CARD MAKIN’ MAMAS  - happy holidays
CRAFTS 4 ETERNITY – blingtastic
FROSTED DESIGNS – 8th day of Christmas 8 brands/products (Prima, American Crafts, Sizzix, Martha Stewart, Inky Impressions, K and Co., Verve, There She Goes)
GUYLOU'S INIMITABILITY – let it snow
PAUSE, DREAM, ENJOY – snow
QKR STAMPEDE – snow fun
RAISE THE BAR – let is snow
AUD SENTIMENTS – anything goes with seasonal sentiment
C.R.A.F.T. CHALLENGES – winter
HAPPY CAMPERS – winter’s here

Thursday, December 13, 2012

CHRISTMAS USING TRADITIONAL COLORS CHALLENGE AT PIXIE DUST STUDIO

We have a NEW CHALLENGE over at PIXIE DUST STUDIO CHALLENGE and it is CHRISTMAS USING TRADITIONAL COLORS – reds, greens, white, small amounts of gold and silver!  You have until Weds., December 19 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 “Pixie Jinglebells.”  I just love this image, she’s adorable!  I have colored everything with Copics and Sakura pens and cut with Sizzix dies.  I added velvety flowers from Petaloo, ribbon from The Ribbon Carousel, papers from Bo Bunny and American Crafts, scalloped trim done with SU punch.  Sentiment from My Craft Spot cut with Lifestyle Crafts die.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Additional Challenges:

NEW CHALLENGE–CHRISTMAS–AT LITTLE MISS MUFFET

We have NEW CHALLENGE for you this week at LITTLE MISS MUFFET and our challenge is CHRISTMAS  ! You will have until Tuesday, December 25 (Christmas day!) 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 CHRISTMAS.  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 images “Winter Winds” from the Seasonal Sisters set and Christmas Tree from the Holiday Set.   I have combined them using GIMP and colored with Copics, Sakura glaze pen and added Liquid Applique on coat trim.  Image cut with Sizzix die and frame cut with paper trimmer and corner punch.  Flowers from Petaloo, grosgrain ribbon from Taylored Expressions, ruffle ribbon from The Ribbon Carousel.  Paper is Carta Bella, bling from Darice, pearls from my stash.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!


Additional Challenges:
PAPERCRAFT STAR – Christmas tree
LITTLE RED WAGON – pink Christmas
RUBY’S RAINBOW – Christmas with nontraditional colors
CUPCAKE CRAFT – Merry Christmas
SKETCHY COLORS – sketch

THE PAPER SHELTER – 2 of anything (2 images, 2 DP, 2 ribbon, 2 flowers)
CELEBRATE THE OCCASION – Christmas and use a punch (corner rounder punch)
CREATIVE CARD CREW – include a star
RIBBON CAROUSEL – spooled item and holiday spirit
CUTIE PIE CHALLENGE – cute Christmas

NEW THURSDAY SHOWCASE AT DIGITAL DELIGHTS!

Hey everyone!   I’m actually up past 11pm on a weeknight and it’s not summer or winter break – woot!  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.   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!!

Elf Surprise and sentiment from Dream Sentiment Set by Audrey E.
My DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP image is “Elf Surprise” from last week’s new releases and I have colored it with Copics, added Liquid Applique for trim on elf’s hat and cut out with scissors.  Sentiment, which is cut with Sizzix die, is from Dream Sentiments Set also available at  DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP.   I chose papers from JillieBean Soup, cut scalloped border with MFT die and added ribbon and bow from my stash.  Sure hope you like it!

Additional Challenges:
CRAFTY CREATIONS – wise words
DIVAS BY DESIGN – use some red
PENNY’S PAPER CRAFTY – something new (image and die cut)
ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE – traditional Christmas colors
PARTY TIME TUESDAYS – kid’s Christmas
TOP TIP TUESDAY – Christmas
DIGI MAKEOVER CHALLENGE – digi plus sparkle
FOREVER FRIENDS – Christmas cards
HOOKED ON CRAFT – Christmas
UNSCRIPTED SKETCHES – sketch

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

NEW CREATION USING JEN'S DIGI STAMPS:)

Hey everyone!  I am away for a couple days while my husband is attending a work seminar.  It is the first time in what seems like months, although is probably only a few weeks, that I've been able to "relax."  I made a bunch of cards before I left and I want to share some of them with you over the coming days.


My first creation is using "Cottan and Candy as Santa" from JEN'S DIGIS Christmas collection.  I have colored them with Copics, using a slightly muted take on traditional Christmas colors and then added Stickles for the fur trim on their hats and Candy's dress.  I added a flower from Petaloo, lace from Webster's Pages and bling from Darice.  The papers I used are from K and Co. and American Crafts CS.  Sentiment is from Jaded Blossom clear stamps.  Circle is cut wit Nestie.  Sure hope you like it and hope it provides some inspiration:)


Additional Challenges:

SWEET STOP – sketch
CHRISTMAS AT SWEET STAMPIN – Christmas anything goes
FRESH BREWED DESIGNS – Christmas
PAPER SHELTER CHALLENGE – 2 of something (2 DP, 2 die cuts)
PENNY’S PAPER CRAFTY – something new – lace and flower
RUBY’S RAINBOW – Christmas non-traditional colors
STAMPAVIE AND MORE – Christmas
THE PERFECT SENTIMENT – sentiment on front plus Christmas
A & T EMERALD FAERIES – Christmas
DEEP OCEAN CHALLENGE – Christmas


USE YOUR OLD STUFF CHALLENGE AT INKY IMPRESSIONS!

Hey everyone!!  Busy morning here and then I can relax for a wee bitSmile  Hope everyone is doing great.  Temperatures have steadily dropped here, but it is December and I do live in Ohio, so I am largely ok with it!

So this week we have a NEW CHALLENGE for you at INKY IMPRESSIONS CHALLENGE and it is USE YOUR OLD STUFF – make sure you let us know what you used.  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 18 to come play along.

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

You’ll definitely want to make a stop at INKY IMPRESSIONS INSPIRATION BLOG and check out all the fun projects being presented there.  Also, our last BLOG HOP of 2012 will begin there on Saturday, December 15, and you will want to come hop along for the chance at some free INKY IMPRESSIONS images!

For my creation this week, I have chosen INKY IMPRESSIONSWINTER FASHION MARLEE” – I had originally colored her with my Copics last week for my tutorial on adding a brick wall.  I cut her out with Nesties and made a Chrismtas tag.  I used Nesties for all the layers from the same set – even for the sentiment.  I used DP from Carta Bella from last year, a very old Basic Grey button with twine and charm from Inky Impressions affixed.  Both my sparkly flower from Petaloo and the blingy flower from Darice that’s in the middle have been part of my stash for ages and sentiment is from an old Papertrey Ink set.  Ribbon on top from The Ribbon Carousel.  Hope you like it and will come play along!!

Additional challenges:


A & T EMERALD FAERIES – Christmas
CRAFT ROOM CHALLENGE – make a tag
DEEP OCEAN CHALLENGE – Christmas
DIE CUTTIN DIVAS – holiday spirit plus die cuts
SWEET STAMPS – sparkle and bling
USE IT TUESDAY – all about Christmas/Hanukkah plus old stuff (see above)
CRAFTY BOOTS CHALLENGE – Christmas

CHRISTMAS AT SWEET STAMPIN – anything Christmas goes
CRAFTING FOR ALL SEASONS – red, green plus glitter/sparkle
DRAGON'S DREAM TAG IT ON – tag, rubber stamp and Christmas

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

SNOWFLAKES CHALLENGE AT CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS!

Hello! Yay, it’s time for our NEW CHALLENGE at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS. Our challenge this week is to use SNOWFLAKES in your creations.  So, just show us some snowflakes – could be on your papers, your embellies, image, whatever as long as we see snowflakes!


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 17 at 9pm GMT to join in the fun.

Hope you will check out the CRAFTY SENTIMENTS INSPIRATION BLOG.  We have lots of fun posts and tutorials over there,  plus Freebies from time to time and contests.


We also have the CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS FACEBOOK PAGE which I hope you will go check out!


For my creation today, I have used CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS stamp “Jasmin Winter Skates.”  I love this image and she was such a joy to color with my Copics and Sakura glaze pen, plus I added Stickle for the pom on her hat.  I cut her out with Lifestyle Crafts die, which I also used one for the circles behind her.  I used Sizzix dies for the snowflakes in the bottom right corner and added a sticker from my stash.  Snowflakes are also from my stash.  DP is from Echo Park, CS from American Crafts.  Sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and cut with MFT die.  Hope you like it and will come join our challenge!!

Additional Challenges:
SKETCH N STASH -  sketch

BEARLY MINE – anything goes
CARDS AND MORE – pearls
FLOURISHES – nontraditional festive colors
LEJ DESIGNS – use a sentiment
LOVES RUBBER STAMPS – let it snow
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY – snow white
ABC CHALLENGES – let it snow
EUREKA STAMPS – sparkle and shine
LEXI’S CREATIONS – snow

Monday, December 10, 2012

SNOW FUN WITH BLING CHALLENGE AT DIGI DARLAS!

Happy Monday morning everyone!  We have a NEW CHALLENGE at DIGI DARLA'S CHALLENGE this week and it is Snow Fun with Bling – so something with snow, snowflakes, etc. and bling is what we are looking for.   I hope you will come join us – you don’t have to use a DIGI DARLA’S DESIGNS image to play along, but if you do, you get 2 entries per creation, just add DDD after your name.

For my creation, I chose DIGI DARLA’S DESIGNS image “Snowman with Tree.”  I love this cute image and had such fun coloring it with Copics and Sakura glaze pens.  I added CS from American Crafts, used a Sizzix embossing folder, DP that came free with my Simply Papercrafts magazine and flower from K and Co.  Image cut with Lifestyle Crafts die and daubed with Memento ink.  Sentiment from Papertrey Ink is stamped with Brilliance ink and cut with Flourishes die.  Sure hope you like it and will come join us!!

Additional Challenges:
I HEART 2 STAMP  – sketch
CHRISTMAS CARD CHALLENGES – Christmas and die cuts
ECLECTIC ELLAPU – jolly and bright
NO MATTER WHICH CHALLENGE – Christmas
ROBYN’S FETISH – Christmas cards
THE HYBRID CHICK – holiday
JUST US GIRLS CHALLENGE – embossing
LITTLE CLAIRE'S DESIGNS – Christmas

THE CRAZY CHALLENGE - Christmas time
THERE’S MAGIC IN THE AIR – snowman or anything Christmas

Saturday, December 8, 2012

CHRISTMAS BUT NO CARDS CHALLENGE AT DI’S DIGI DOWNLOADS

Hope everyone is having a great start to the weekend.  I did a lot of organizational type stuff tonight, so I’m feeling pretty productiveSmile  We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS and it is CHRISTMAS – ANYTHING BUT A CARD – so we want to see all those homemade gifts, ornaments, etc.   You have until 11:59pm EST on Friday, December 21 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 – 4 digi images of choice from ROBYN’S FETISH!

For my card today, I chose this adorable image “Izzy’s Christmas Nut Surprise” from DI’S DIGI DOWNLOADS.  I had so much fun coloring this amazing image.  I colored it with Copics, Sakura glaze pens, Stickles and added Aleene’s snow glue for the snow.  I cut it out with Sizzix die.  I used a plastic bag from the wedding section of Michael’s and cut paper from Basic Grey and added scallops with Martha Stewart punch for the back and base of bag.  I put in candy canes and use ribbon from Taylored Expressions to tie it up.  Sure hope you like it and will come join us!

Additional Challenges:
AVADARES – anything with a digi
CARD CRAFTER’S CIRCLE – December celebrations
DILLY BEANS – traditional Christmas colors
EMERGENCY CRAFTERS – deck the halls
FAIRY TALE CHALLENGE – oh Christmas tree
FUSSY AND FANCY – I  love Christmas
JINGLE BELLES – anything Christmas goes
QKR STAMPEDE – holiday cheer
STAMPIN FOR THE WEEKEND  - let it snow
SWEET N SASSY DIGI CHALLENGE – Christmas plus digi

Thursday, December 6, 2012

SPARKLE AND SNOWFLAKES CHALLENGE AT PIXIE DUST STUDIO

Hello again! Busy day here on the blog! I want to tell you about our NEW CHALLENGE for PIXIE DUST STUDIO CHALLENGE and it is SPARKLE AND SNOWFLAKES!  You have until Weds., December 12 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 “Fall Pixie.”  She is so pretty and I have such fun coloring her with my Copics and Sakura glaze pens then cutting out with Sizzix die.  Papers and snowflake strip are Basic Grey and CS is American Crafts.  Sentiment is from My Craft Spot and cut out with Sizzix die.  Snowflake stickers are from Jolee’s Boutique.  Hope you like it and will come play along!!

NEW DT AND NEW CHALLENGE AT DIGI DARLA’S!

Hello again everyone!  I am a few days late with my EXCITING news, but better late than never, right?!?  I am a NEW DT Member for DIGI DARLA'S DESIGNS and we have a NEW CHALLENGE over at DIGI DARLA'S CHALLENGE this week and it is Child’s Christmas Card.  I hope you will come join us – you don’t have to use a DIGI DARLA’S DESIGNS image to play along, but if you do, you get 2 entries per creation, just add DDD after your name.

For my creation, I chose DIGI DARLA’S DESIGNS image “Girl Angel Flute,” which I have colored with Copics and Sakura glaze pens and cut with Taylored Expressions dies.  DP is from Kaisercraft and CS from Bazzill.  I added a sentiment from My Craft Spot, cut with Nestie and pearls from Prima, plus ribbon from my stash.  I sure hope you like it and will come play along at DIGI DARLA'S CHALLENGE!! 



FRESH BREWED DESIGNS – Christmas
PENNY'S PAPER-CRAFTY CHALLENGES – anything goes
WHIMSY INSPIRATION – festive
DEEP OCEAN CHALLENGE – Christmas
DIE CUTTIN DIVAS – holiday spirit plus die cuts
LEJ DESIGNS – countdown to Christmas
RIBBON CAROUSEL – holiday spirit plus spooled item
ABC CHALLENGES – holiday cards with bling

HOLIDAY DECORATION CHALLENGE AT MILKCOFFEE!


We have a NEW CHALLENGE going on at MILKCOFFEE CHALLENGE and it is HOLIDAY DECORATION – it can be for any holiday as long as it is a decoration and not a card. You have until Weds., December 19 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 creation, I have chosen to make an ornament and have used MILKCOFFEE SHOP image “Lily and Cat Christmas,” which I have colored with Copics and cut out with scissors.  Ornament is from Michael’s, DP from K and Co., flowers from Petaloo, sentiment from Verve and cut with Nesties and snowflake sticker from Jolee’s Boutique.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Additional Challenges:


CHRISTMAS SWEET STAMPIN – anything Christmas goes
CRAFTING FOR ALL SEASONS – flowers
CRAFTS AND ME – optional Christmas ornament
DECORATE TO CELEBRATE – holiday party decoration
PAPER PRETTIES WEDNESDAY – Christmas inspired
STAMPAVIE AND MORE – anything but square
FLOURISHES TIMELESS TUESDAY – altered Christmas (anything but card)
SCRAP CREATIONS – anything but a card
PAPERMINUTES – home decoration
TUESDAY ALCHEMY – anything but a card

NEW RELEASES AT DIGITAL DELIGHTS!!

Well, it’s shaping up to be a busy day on my blog today! Stay tuned too, still have some more posts coming later.    We have a NEW RELEASES 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.   You will additionally want to check out the DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP because all the NEW RELEASES are available for purchase and trust me, you WILL want themSmile

Also, a NEW CHALLENGE starts today at DELIGHTGUL CHALLENGES, so I hope you will check that out and play along!!
Baby Snow, Snow Sentiments set and Candy Cane Sign Post by Audrey E.

My DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP new release used today is “Baby Snow” and I have combined him with the candy cane sign post and sentiments from the Snow sentiments set, which are also available from DIGITAL DELIGHTS SHOP.  I have colored my images with Copics and Sakura glaze pens and cut out with scissors and mounted on Nestie cut piece.  Papers are My Mind’s Eye and American Crafts, prima pearls and holly from Petaloo.  Sure hope you like it!!

Additional Challenges:


CRAFTY CREATIONS – winter scene
DIVAS BY DESIGN – snow
FOR FUN CHALLENGES – snowman
THE PERFECT SENTIMENT – sentiment on front and snow
WHIMSY INSPIRATION – festive
CAN YOU DIGI IT – baby it’s cold outside plus inspiration photos
LADYBUG CRAFTS INK – sparklicious
OLDIE BUT A GOODIE – let it snow plus pearls and DP are from last Christmas
SHOPPING OUR STASH – snow/winter theme
CHRISTMAS CARD CHALLENGES – sketch

NEW GIRLY RELEASES AT LITTLE MISS MUFFET!!

Hey everyone!  Sorry for my lack of posts so far this week – life has been busier than usual and may continue that way until the new year, but my hope is to be able to post every day until the end of year – we’ll see…

Anyway, we have a NEW RELEASE for you this week at LITTLE MISS MUFFET and it is full of fantastic GIRLY images – some are rubber stamps and some are digis – all of them are ROCKIN’!!  I sure hope you will go visit LITTLE MISS MUFFET and check out all the stunning DT creations using the new releases.

Just a reminder that our challenge of TAG OR GIFT is still going until Tuesday, December 11 at 11:59pm CST so 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!!

Finally, 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 Sonny Honeycloud For You – thought this makes a great holiday creation and found great sentiment from My Craft Spot to go with this awesome image.  I have colored Sonny with Copics and cut out with Nestie and then added faux stitching with my Staedler pen.  Papers are from K and Co., and American Crafts, lace from Webster’s Pages and bling from Prima.  Sure hope you like it!

Additional Challenges:


SKETCH SATURDAY – sketch
FAB N FUNKY – non-traditional Christmas
FRESH BREWED DESIGNS – Christmas
PAPER PRETTIES WEDNESDAY – Christmas inspired
RUBY'S RAINBOW – Christmas with nontraditional colors
PENNY'S PAPER-CRAFTY CHALLENGES – anything goes
SIMON SAYS STAMPS – snowflakes (DP)
DIE CUTTIN DIVAS – holiday spirit plus die cuts
JACKSON’S DIGITAL EXPRESSIONS – inks and such
LEJ DESIGNS – countdown to Christmas

Monday, December 3, 2012

SHORT TUTORIAL AND MORE TOMORROW


Hi everyone!  I am here with my Inkettes DT inspiration post that you can also find on INKY IMPRESSIONS INSPIRATION BLOG.  I hope you all had a fabulous weekend.  My day started with a couple dr. trips for my oldest daughter, so I am running a bit behind, and I am exhausted, so this is going to be very short and sweet.  I have some EXCITING NEWS and more projects to share, but my brain is moving so slow now everything else is going to need to wait for tomorrow.

Anyway, I LOVE my Copics, but I am definitely not very artistic beyond being able to stay with in the lines when I color.  However, in the course of coloring a huge variety of stamped images, I realized that sometimes an image needs some sort of scenery added to it and I don't have many chair or coach type stamps.  So, I started experimenting with my Copics and have created several different types of scenes by adding walls, grass, sidewalk or dirt ground.

Today, I have chosen to work with INKY IMPRESSIONS SHOP image "Winter Fashion Marlee."  I colored her with my Copics as usual.   For her fur trim, I used one of the lightest blues and my Copic blender.

Now, she looks fine and I could have used her as is, but I decided she looks like she is sitting on something and today, it's a brick wall.  So, I started with my darkest color N6 in this case, and made the top of the wall.


Next, I added N4 and N2 to finish out the wall.  I always start darkest and go lighter since the part she would be sitting on would be the darkest.  I do added shadows where her legs are for reflection.


Finally, I take the broad end of my Copic blender and I make "bricks" and voila, there she is, sitting on a wall, ready to be added to any of your projects.  Hope you like it!!