Tuesday, August 30, 2011

SOS Challenge #15 - Sassy, Snarky & LOL

OK so I was a little out of my comfort zone with the latest challenge #15 over at Shopping our Stash which is:  SASSY, SNARKY & LOL.  Don't get me wrong I LOVE these type of cards but I just didn't have any images or couldn't thing of anything to fit the bill with this one.  Thankfully Carla came to my rescue and sent me this image by Art Impressions called "Madge".
I coloured her with copics and then went searching on the computer for a fun sentiment and found "Therapy has taught me that it's all YOUR fault" from this site on Etsy.  I thought it would be perfect for an I'm sorry card (in a snarky way) so that's what's on the inside.
Hhhhmmmmm now who could I give it to without them taking it the wrong way :)  I'll have to hold on to it for the right occasion!  I can't wait to see what you create for us over at SOS, I think I definitely need some more tips on these types of cards LOL!!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Paper Sundaes Challenge #84 - Celebrating Magnolia!

It's time for Paper Sundaes Challenge #84 and it's another challenge which I absolutely love!  We are celebrating our Maggies this week.....Magnolia Stamps that is!!  Did you know that our fabulous sponsor Stamp & Create is now carrying Magnolia stamps in their store?  You can check them all out HERE.
To help celebrate all of our Sundae Girls are using Magnolia stamps on their creations this week.  I used this sweet Magnolia stamp "Tilda with Big Ribbon".
I coloured her with copics and then cut out and arranged my card using Bo Bunny Papers.  I added this Princess sticker which I've had in my collection for awhile and some prima flowers.  I also distressed a paper doily with Tim Holtz distress ink in Spun Sugar to match.  A super sweet card which I'll most likely hold on to and give to my niece Katelyn at some point.  

I will be entering my card into the following challenges:

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

SOS Challenge #14 Red, Ribbon & Roses

I had so much fun with Challenge #14 over at Shopping our Stash this week.  The theme is Red, Ribbon, Roses (create something with any or all of these items).  I managed to use all 3 but the ribbon is very hard to see (peeking out at the bottom of the image.  I kind of covered it up with everything but it is there LOL!!
I think I had so much fun with this because I LOVE to colour these sweet little Tilda images by Magnolia and who doesn't love RED, RIBBON & ROSES?  The rose I used was from my stash and it was nice to finally use it.  It was a Prima flower I bought a long time ago when I was vacationing with my best friend and family up in Westbank BC.  The paper I used was all from Stampin Up and the sentiment was from a Pure Innocence set that I had on hand.

I hope you'll play along with us at Shopping our Stash this week.   Remember you can use any OR all of the items listed this week.  Have fun!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Christmas Penguin

I've had this cute little gift card made up for a little while now using the image "Penguin Home" digital stamp by The Stamping Boutique.
I coloured the image with copics and then added some texture with my snow marker.  The felt snowflake is one I've had in my stash for a while now & I think it's from Stampin Up.  I love this image but really need to work on my colouring of white images.  If anyone has any pointers on colouring in white would love to hear them!

Ooooh Christmas/Winter will be here before we know it!

Critter Sketch Challenge #79 - It's Sketch Time!

Time for another Critter Sketch Challenge & we have a fabulous sketch to play with this week.  It's a fun one so I hope you'll play along with us:

Our sponsor this month over at Critter Sketch is Jen's Digi Stamps and we got some fabulous images to play with all perfect for back to school.  I chose to use the image "Zak - Reading".  I really wanted to use the image "Teacher with Apple & Chalkboard" to create a back to school card but I wanted to make it for my son so I used the super cute Zak image and then drew the chalkboard in behind the image.  All paper for my card was from a fabulous paper pack called "Grade School" by DCWV.  I printed the back to school sentiment on my computer using the font Schoolhouse.
I added some star buttons from my stash to complete.  I think it turned out just perfectly & I know my son will like it :)  Can't wait to see what you come up with using this fabulous sketch!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Paper Sundaes Challege #83 - Time for a Sundae Bar!!

I love it when the challenge over at Paper Sundaes is the Sundae Bar, allowing us to choose from a variety of toppings for our cards.  The Sundae Bar this week includes:  Buttons, Banners, Twine or the Colour Green.  You must use at least 2 of the toppings to play along!!  For my card I chose two toppings:  Buttons & Green:

I used DP from Basic Grey's Capella line and sponged a piece of chipboard using Tim Holtz Distressing Ink in Bundled Sage & Forest Moss.   I added some buttons from my stash & the sentiment is from an Amy R sentiment set.  I stamped it in Black Memento ink & then used clear embossing powder on top.
Simon Says Stamp is our sponsor this week so be sure to play along for your chance to win a gift certificate to their store!  Happy Sundae!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Happy Birthday with TSB

I recently made this card for my nephew Jordan's Birthday using the balloon image from The Stamping Boutiques Birthday Set:

I coloured the image with copics and used DP from my DCWV "Grade School" Paper Pad.  The Happy Birthday sentiment was taken from the TSB Image "Princess Jennifer Latte - Happy Birthday to Me".
This image is so perfect for birthdays and I know I'll be using it tons more to make up some quick Birthday cards.

You are the Weakest Link - SOS Challenge #13

OMG as soon as I read the title of our next challenge (#13) over at Shopping our Stash (SOS): The Weakest Link all I could think about was that game show that used to be on TV and the mean & nasty host of the show.  Does anyone else remember that?  For our challenge this week we want to see your weakest link meaning:

"Do you have the best intentions of not buying anything new but seem to always "fall" for  a certain company release or item?  Maybe you just have to have the Basic Grey paper pads or new Magnolia stamps, or maybe just can't resist buying  a certain color supplies, or have to have more Wild Orchid Craft flowers ? Whatever it is, please use that and tells us what is your weakest link!"

My weakest link by far is Bo Bunny Paper.....I am always drawn to it & LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!  I always buy multiple sheets & if I could afford to would buy every single line that came out.  But being as we are trying to Shop our Stash I'm TRYING to use up what I have first.  The Design Paper I used for my card is all from the Timepiece collection and if you look back in my blog you will see that I've used it in the past :)

I have much more of this DP so you will see it again!!  I coloured this sweet little image that I received in a swap ages ago which is from the Lily & Billy Sweethearts collection from Pink Cat Studios.  I figured it would make a super cute anniversary card or a card for a newly engaged couple!  I am also newly addicted to liquid applique which I used on the edges of my scallop circle.  I only have white, brown & black but if I can find it in other colours I just may not be able to control myself!!  I hope you will play along with us this week so I can see what your weakest link is too!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Paper Sundaes Challenge #82 - Just Say Hi!

I stayed up way to late and should have done up my post earlier so I apologize beforehand if nothing makes sense & there are tons of spelling errors :)
It's time for another Paper Sundaes Challenge & it's a fun one "Just Say Hi"!  We want to see your creations using this theme for the week and we have the fabulous Pink Cat Studios as our sponsor so you'll want to play along for your chance to win a great prize!  For my card this week I pulled out an older image from the "Lily & Billy Sweethearts" Rubber Stamp set & coloured the image with my Prismacolours!  It has been quite awhile since I used them so it was nice to pull them out again and give my copics a rest.
I used bits and pieces of scrap design paper for my card & the sentiment was typed up on my computer.  I did use my copics to airbrush my flowers to match and even coloured my pearls with them too.  I love that you can do that :)
Anyway's I'm off to bed to get my beauty rest!!  Don't forget there's still time to enter our DT call over at Paper Sundaes.  You can find all the details on how to enter HERE!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Critter Sketch DT Call

Would you like to be a part of our Design Team over at Critter Sketch?  If so, there is a DT call on now and you can check out all of the details on the Critter Sketch Blog!  The term will run from October 3, 2011-January 30, 2012. 

We hope you will apply to be apart of our design team!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

SOS Challenge #12 - Dogs, Digis or Denim

I was so happy to hear that for our 12th Challenge over at Shopping Our Stash (SOS) we can use one or all 3 of the following for our cards:  Dogs, Digis or Denim!!  I had this super cute Whipper Snapper Designs stamp called "Sweet Sniffs of Spring" that I had never inked up before and couldn't wait to use it for this challenge!
I coloured him with copics and used DP from a paper pad I've had for years.  I used some cute little paw print clips to hold the image in place, added some ric rac and a prima flower for my embellishments.  The "Hello" sentiment is from an Amy R sentiment set I have.  It sure is nice to be using papers, embellishments and stamps from my stash instead of rushing out to buy something new to play with.  I hope you will join us and use up some of your stash too :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

I See a Birthday Coming......

It's time for another challenge over at Critter Sketch this week and I have to admit that it was a tough one for me!!  This week the theme for Challenge #77 is Carnival.  Totally fun theme but I literally have no carnival images, paper or anything.  So I put on my thinking cap & poured over all of my images from swaps, stamps I own and found an image of a fortune teller from Stamping Bella called "Predictabella" that I thought might kinda work.  Sometimes they have fortune tellers at carnivals, right?
I coloured the image with copics and then added some glossy accents to the crystal ball.  All paper is from scraps which I've happily been using alot of lately.  I can't wait to see what you come up with for our Carnival theme this week.  

We have a fabulous new sponsor this month:  JEN'S DIGI STAMPS.

I will be entering my card into the following challenges:

Birthday Sundaes Challenge 21- Use a Birthday Sentiment
Craft Your Days Away Challenge 26 - Birthday Celebrations

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Paper Sundaes Challenge #81 - Sketch Time!!

I missed the last few weeks of challenges over at Paper Sundaes so it was nice to get back into my routine!!  I missed my Sunday postings!  I love the sketch that our very own Alica came up with for Paper Sundaes Challenge #81 and couldn't wait to use it.  I especially LOVE that Tickled Pink Stamps is our sponsor this week as they are one of my very favourites at the moment and couldn't wait to play with one of their images!!  Here's the sketch:
Here's my take on it using Tickled Pink's Lil Pinkette's Coraline
Isn't she cute?  I coloured her with my copics and cut her out with nesties.  I had a little cutting accident so that is why the sentiment is higher than it should be from the sketch.  Oh well.....these things happen!!
I added some glitter to the cupcake for some sparkle.  The polka dot DP is by Bo Bunny & the brown Happy Birthday DP is by Imaginisce.  I sure wish I had bought more!!    I hope you'll join us for our sketch challenge this week!!

I will be entering my card into the following challenges:
Stamp Something - Use a Digi
Party Time Tuesdays - It's all about Birthdays

Did you also know that Paper Sundaes is having a Design Team Call?  If you'd love to be a part of this fun, friendly DT check out the details HERE!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

That's What Friends Are For!!

I was definitely a little skeptical with this week's challenge over at Shopping our Stash (SOS).  It's Challenge #11 and we called it "Vellum, Violet & Violins" which according to our fearless leader means:

"uncover your vellum paper, embelishments, or use the color violet or a floral image, or use something music related- think music notes, sheet music backgrounds, song lyrics, etc"

Being as I haven't really used vellum much in the past I was a little freaked out by it.  I originally wanted to emboss it but only had one piece and didn't want to mess it up LOL!  I went with printing part of the song lyrics to Dionne Warwicks "That's what friends are for" song on vellum.

I did find out that apparently you need a special adhesive to use with vellum.  DEFINITELY noted for future vellum projects!!  I used some paper that I had on hand from My Mind's Eye and added some of my flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts & Recollections and some punched out butterflies spritzed with Glimmer Mist.  Definitely a simple card but just perfect for a good friend :)

I hope you will play along with us this week.  REMEMBER.....you don't have to use all three options you can just pick one & play along if you like.  It's that easy!