Tuesday, February 28, 2012

SOS Challenge #41 - My Best Friend

Happy Tuesday!!  Today marks the 41st Challenge over at Shopping our Stash (SOS) Challenge Blog!  This week's challenge is a very easy one so you have no excuses for not playing along with us!!  We would like to see your creations which include a sentiment or have a Bugaboo image used.  I managed to use both a Bugaboo Stamps image called "Best Friends" and paired it with this super cute sentiment "if friends were flowers I'd pick you twice".
I used a pink card base that I picked up ages ago from the dollar store so that I'd be able to throw a card together quickly.  (PS I have many more in various colours - why haven't I used them sooner?)
I coloured the image with copics and then paired with this fabulous paper (I think it's Echo Park) that Carla sent me awhile back.  I also had a lonely pink flower in my stash which worked perfectly on my card.  Super cute & super easy to throw together quickly.

Hope to see you playing along with us this week.  If you don't have a Bugaboo image you can pick them up over at the Bugaboo Store (check out the deal of the day) or you could just use a sentiment as that will work for the challenge too :)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Critter Sketch Challenge #104 - Photo Inspiration Challenge

So did you watch the Academy Awards Show last night?  I wasn't going to because it's so incredibly boring normally.  This time however Brad Pitt & George Clooney were up for awards so I just had to watch, you know?  Even if I hadn't seen any of the movies nominated it was still fun to see all the stars and the red carpet fashion!!

So on to more important things......it's Monday which means time for another Critter Sketch Challenge!  Challenge #104 is a photo inspiration challenge and we have this cool photo courtesy of http://design-seeds.com/index.php/home/entry/swimmingly-bright:

These aren't colours I normally use so it was a fun challenge for me!  I chose to use the colours to inspire me starting with the only orange paper I think I have in my paper stash.  Both DP designs are by Bo Bunny.  I paired it with this super cute "Surfer Ian" image from The Greeting Farm which is available from our monthly sponsor "Stamp & Create":
I coloured the image with copics and think I managed to capture all of the colours except for the light grey!  I printed the "HELLO" sentiment off from my computer and added a couple of orange brads to complete.  A cute boy's card I think!!  I hope you will play along with us this week over at Critter Sketch Challenge Blog :)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

SOS Challenge #40 - Photo Inspiration Challenge

I love photo inspiration challenges and that's just what we have in store for you this week over at Shopping our Stash Challenge Blog for our 40th Challenge.  I love them because I love how everyone can take a look at a photo and come up with completely different ways that it inspires them.  Here's the photo inspiration:
And here's my card inspired mostly by the fabulous colours in this photo!

I love the yellow and green and that's what I based my card on (though there are hints of pink, purple & brown as well).  I used one of the very first stamps I ever bought from Sugar Nellie "Daisy" which also happens to be one of my favourites too!  I coloured her with copics and since I don't often use yellow and green that much I'm considering it my stash for this week.

I also tried a new technique for me which is copic colouring using the palette transferring technique.  I LOVE this technique because I can do my shading so much better so I'll be practicing this way more.  I kept my card very CAS and only added a hint of cotton candy stickles to Daisy's ring of flowers in her hair.    Super cute, right?  I can't wait to see how our photo inspires  you this week!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

SOS Challenge #39 - Metal Mania!

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!  This week over at Shopping our Stash (SOS) we are celebrating Metal Mania!  For our 39th challenge we are asking you to dig deep into your stash and put those great metal items to use on your creations!  You can use brads, clips, snaps, eyelets or any other metal item you can think of.  You should see what amazing cards the DT came up with this week!  Here's my card using this super cute digi image from our sponsor Dilly Bean Stamps called "Potted Daisies".
I used some metal brads for the centre of each daisy (ran out of pink so had to use up some yellow too) and a metal sentiment from Making Memories which I've had since I started cardmaking many years ago.  The image was coloured with copics and paired with this super fun cute paper by Echo Park that my wonderful DT Leader Carla sent me.  Thanks Carla, loved using this bright, fun coloured paper!

Can't wait to see how you use your metal items this week over at SOS!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Critter Sketch Challenge #102 - Party Animal

It's time for another Critter Sketch Challenge & #102 is another fabulous sketch:
Here's my take on the sketch:

I used this super cute digi image "Buddy's Balloon" available from our monthly sponsor Stamp & Create.  I coloured the image with copics and then paired it with some fabulous leftover scrap paper from Imaginisce (not sure of the line name).  Even the chipboard sentiment was from a set by Imaginisce that matched the paper line.  I thought it fit this image perfectly!  This was a super easy, fun sketch to follow and we hope to see you playing along with us again this week :)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

SOS Challenge #38 - Valentines Creations

Over at Shopping our Stash Challenge Blog it's our 38th Challenge and being that it's February we are asking to see your Valentines Creations:  something with a heart, lace or even just use a Meljen's image and you can play along!   I managed to make a Valentines Day card using a heart which was also a Meljen Design's Image called Stitched Swirls Heart.
I coloured the image with copics and cut out and paired with some scraps from my paper bin which I believe are from a Bo Bunny line.  The pearls are also the last of black ones in my stash.  Wow, I just realized I've been making ALOT of pink cards lately!  Hmmm maybe next week I'll make something with a different colour combo for a change :)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Critter Sketch Challenge #101 - Photo Inspiration Challenge

So did you have fun playing along with us for our 100th Challenge & Blog Hop over at Critter Sketch Challenge Blog last week?   I can't believe we've hit our 101th Challenge!  This week we are having a photo inspiration challenge and this is the fabulous photo to inspire you:
Here's my creation for this week:
This month we are being sponsored by Stamp & Create and I used this super cute Stamping Bella image called Mismatch Ketto available from their store.  This is one of my most favourite of the Ketto images!!  I coloured the image with copics and then cut out using my spellbinder nestabilities.   I used some paper from my scrap bin and some leftover flowers I had.  I added some stickles for some sparkle and some pearls to complete.  I love all this purple!!  Hope to see you joining us for this weeks challenge.