Tuesday, November 29, 2011

SOS Challenge #28 - Use a Digi or Sentiment OR Recycle Something

This week over at Shopping our Stash (SOS) we have a fairly simple challenge for you!  For Challenge 28 we are asking you to use a digi image or sentiment or RECYCLE something for your creation.  We are being sponsored once again by Bugaboo Stamps & they have the super cutest images which we were lucky enough to get to use.  As soon as I saw the image "Make it Snappy - Merry Christmoose" I knew I wanted it so I could make a Christmas card for my 5 year old nephew Mason.  Ever since he was born he has had this little blue moose and will not go to bed unless he has blue moose with him.  This image totally reminded me of him:
I coloured the image with copics and then used some of my Making Memories paper scraps from previous cards.  I even used some Studio G sparkle writers that I got last Christmas and never used for the sparkly ornaments.  Because this card is for a 5 year old I didn't embellish it and kept it fairly simple.  I know he'll love it because it will remind him his blue moose :)

I hope you play along with us this week!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Critter Sketch Challenge #92 - Digital Delights Week

It's Digital Delights Week over at Critter Sketch this week and we would like you to show us your creations using any Digital Delights image or digital paper for our 92nd challenge.  For my card this week I used a digital image from this Window Background Set:
I paired it with some BG paper and used liquid applique on the snow.  The ribbon is also a scrap piece I had on hand.

I hope you will play along with us this week and show us your creations using a digital stamp or digi paper from Digital Delights.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Paper Sundaes Challenge #97 - Winter Wonderland

It's Sunday which means time for another Paper Sundaes Challenge.  For Challenge #97 the theme is "Winter Wonderland" so we would like to see your winter themed cards!  Our sponsor for the week is Michelle's Scrapbooking & More so if you play along you have a chance to win a gift certificate from their store!  So here's my card this week:
For my winter themed card I decided I wanted to use softer colours.  I coloured my MFT Pure Innocence image "Flurry of Love" with copics and then cut out and mounted on some bazill cardstock.  I used my Sizzix Snowflake embossing folder to emboss the background panel and then used my MFT die-namic scallop border for the bottom.  I added some ribbon and a little punched snowflake.  The sentiment which I thought fit perfectly is from a Kraftin Kimmies sentiment sent.  I even coloured my white pearls to match with my copics.  The snow was done using white liquid applique.  Love that stuff!

I'm a little sad today as this is my last card as DT member for Paper Sundaes :(  I have been with them since and the beginning and after 97 challenges I needed to take a break so decided to step down.  I've had so much fun with all the fabulous girls on the team and want to thank Shana & Christine for having me on the team.  They truly are wonderful DT leaders and it was a pleasure to be a part of their team for so long!
Thank you ladies!

I will be entering my card into the following challenges:

Crazy 4 Challenges C4C115 - Make a Card or Project with Snow on it.
Party Time Tuesdays PTT #43 - Snow us What you Got

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

SOS Christmas Countdown Challenge

Over at Shopping our Stash (SOS) this week we are having a Christmas Countdown Challenge!  I personally am not counting down and in no way want to know how many days left until Christmas or I'll go into full panic mode (yes this means you Karen....I don't want to know)!!  However, over at SOS we
would love to see any of your Christmas creations this week and don't forget to use your stash!  Just think, if you do you will have plenty of room for more supplies in time for Christmas.  For my card this week I pulled an image from my stash that I had coloured when I first got my copics years ago.  It is by Whipper Snapper called "A Snowman's Best Friend".
I paired it with some scraps I had left over (believe it's from a Making Memories line) and kept it simple by only adding a sentiment from a Kraftin Kimmies sentiment set that I really need to use more!  There are tons of sentiments in the set and I think I've only ever used two!

Can't wait to see what kind of Christmas creation you will show us over at Shopping our Stash this week.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Paper Sundaes Challenge - Beautiful Bows!

Happy Sundae!  Our challenge this week over at Paper Sundaes is Beautiful Bows!  That's right show us your beautiful bows this week and I personally would love to know how you do your bows.  Do you use the bow easy?  That's what I used on my project this week.  I decided to make a little gift card set for a friend for Christmas:
I have had this little box that I've been wanting to alter for a while so I covered it with some yummy papers from my DCVW paper pad "Bella Armoire".  I love the elegance of this paper, it so pretty.  I covered the box and added some gemstones and lace around the top and used some beautiful silk ribbon and tied a bow with my bow easy.  I used my scallop square nesties to cut out some glitter cardstock and added the "for you" sentiment from a retired set by Hero Arts Clear Design "Letter Y".  For the notecards I used the same sentiment and added some ribbon, flowers & black glitter brads.  I'll be making more cards for this set but this week was kind of crazy for me as my son has been back and forth to the doctors as we thought he had broken his foot but turns out that he only broke his toe which is definitely better than the whole foot.  Now I have to spend the next few weeks trying to get him to take it easy on it.  WISH ME LUCK BECAUSE I'M SURE GOING TO NEED IT!  

We're being sponsored by Simon Says Stamp this week so be sure to play along and show us your beautiful bows for a chance to win a gift certificate to their store!  

My project will be entered into the following challenge:

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

SOS Challenge #26 - Never been Inked and/or Neutrals

It's time for Shopping our Stash Challenge #26 and our theme this week is:  Never Been Inked and/or Neutral colours.  Never been inked should be super easy since we all have stamps that haven't seen ink, don't we :)  I was going to go neutral but this cute little image #177 Snowman from our sponsor this week Dilly Bean Stamps just needed a little pop of colour!
I decided to make a cute little tag that I can add to my Christmas Baking tins!  I have a feeling I will be making a bunch more of these this year.  I coloured the image with copics and then used my nesties to cut out the circle and the scallop circle background.  I added some glossy accents to the buttons and added some of my Polar White Flower Soft since I've had since last Christmas and think I've only used once before.  It was nice to put it to good use and it looks so soft and fluffy!!  Be sure to check out the rest of the fabulous DT creations using Dilly Bean images & play along in our Never Been Inked and/or Neutral Challenge as I'm always looking forward to new inspiration your creations provide each week.

I'll be entering this tag into the following challenge:
Bows & Berries Challenge #14 - Tags

Monday, November 14, 2011

Critter Sketch Challenge - Monochrome

Over at the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog our current challenge is to create something monochrome (using different shades of one colour).  I'm still fighting a cold and felt horrible for the past little while so I made sure I kept my card nice and simple with very little colouring.  I was even able to use up some scraps from my scrap bin and made this small card that will be able to hold a gift card:

I used different shades of blue on my card and even coloured my pearls with copics to match & dyed my canvas ribbon with Tim Holtz Distress ink.  Quick and simple and I love all the blue!  I hope you will play along with us this week in our monochrome challenge!  Our sponsor for the month of November is Digital Delights by Louby Loo and you have a chance to win 5 digital images if you play along.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Paper Sundaes Challenge #95 - Use a Digi

Paper Sundaes Challenge #95 this week is super easy so I hope you'll play along!!  All you have to do this week to enter our challenge is to use a digital image or element on your creation.  Super easy right?  We are being sponsored by Pink Cat Studio this week and our DT was lucky enough to be able to use our choice of digi this week.  I chose this super cute image "Friendly Snowman".  Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE anything to do with Snowmen :)
This image was so much fun to colour with my copics & I paired it with this fabulous paper I've been hoarding from Making Memories.  I decided to fold the red & green paper below the image for some texture and added a few buttons (some to hide some inky stamping errors....shhhhhh!!).  I even popped the image square up with 3 layers of pop-up dots to add some dimension and the sentiment was from an old SU set.  I have a feeling I'll be making a few more of these to add to my Christmas card collection.  

I will be entering my card into the following challenges:

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

SOS Challenge #25 - Use Rub-ons, Chipboard or Stickers

I've been having a rough week so I'm keeping this post short and sweet for now!  I'm fighting a cold and feel absolutely horrible!  My son has been sharing his cold with me AGAIN :)

For our challenge #25 over at SOS (Shopping our Stash) we're asking you to dig into your supplies and make us something using stickers, rub-ons or Chipboard.  I don't have many stickers since it's something I don't use a lot of but I had some Stampin Up Christmas sentiments so I used one of those on my card.

I also used a felt snowflake and rhinestone brad from my stash and did some paper piercing on my green strip of paper.  The background was stamped with watermark ink for a subtle effect.  This was a simple card that I'll easily be able to re-create if I leave all my Christmas cards to the last minute again.  I hope you will dig deep into your stash this week and show us how you use your stickers, rub-ons or chipboard!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Paper Sundaes Challenge #94 - Let's see those Rectangular Creations!

Ooooh we are getting closer to our 100th challenge over at Paper Sundaes.  My how time flies when you are having fun!  This week for Challenge #94 - Let's see Some Rectangular Creations.  We have another fabulous sponsor this week (and one of my favourites) Tickled Pink Stamps!  Our DT was lucky enough to play with some of their images & I chose to use Party Pinkette Coraline:

I coloured her with copics and added some sparkle to her shoes & headband with my spica glitter pens.  The DP I used was from Imaginisce Birthday Bash Collection and the chipboard embellishments I added were from the same line.  Isn't she adorable?  I'll definitely be using her again along with my other favourite  Lil Pinkette Coraline which is also perfect for those birthday cards!

You can play along with the Tickled Pink Challenge's here.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

SOS Challenge #24 - Sports or Western Theme

Wow, this week was a tough one for me for the Challenge #24 over at Shopping our Stash (SOS) Challenge Blog!  You would think that with having a son I would have more sport or western themed items in my stash but no......so I stretched a little bit and chose fishing as my sport and used this super adorable Hanglar Stanglar image I got from a friend ages ago.
I was able to use up some paper from my scrap stash & some little star buttons I've had kicking around for quite some time.  This image reminds me so much of my son when he's fishing at our family cabin!  Except usually he has a bucket full of fish, starfish, crabs whatever he can scrounge up :)

I hope you'll join us this week over at SOS!!  Can't wait to see how creative you are with our Western/Sports theme this week.