Saturday, December 31, 2011

Critter Sketch Challenge - Design Team Call

We are looking for a few new design team members over at Critter Sketch Challenge Blog:

Please email Melanie at
if you are interested in joining our team.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

SOS Challenge #32 - Tie it Up!

For Shopping our Stash Challenge #32 we are asking you to "Tie it Up".  We want to pull ribbon, rick rack, or twine from your stash and use it on your project.  Another option if you want to play along is just use an image from our sponsor this week Bugaboo Stamps!  I managed to use two ribbons from my stash for my project paired with this fabulous image from Bugaboo called " Make it Snappy - Happy Birthday".  I coloured the image with copics and paired it with paper from Imaginisce's Birthday Bash Collection:
I love this fun image & can see me using this over & over again for birthday cards.  I hope you'll have time to play along with us during the holidays & hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with family & friends. I know I sure did!  

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

SOS Challenge #31 - Soft as a Snowflake!

For Shopping our Stash (SOS) Challenge #31 we've called it "Soft as a Snowflake".  We would love to see:

you dig out the Flower Soft, felt, snowflake stamps, papers, bubble stickers, puffy embellishments, flocking, fun flock, fabric flowers, long as it has something "soft" on it and/or an element of snow (snowmen, snowflakes, snowy scenes) - it works! OR use a Day for Daisies image!

The best thing about our challenges is that there are plenty of options to play along.  I used an an image from our Sponsor "A Day for Daisies" called Christmas Pixie 2.   I coloured her with copics and then added some polar white flower soft to her scarf & boots and added a felt snowflake which I airbrushed with my copics to match.  
The snowflake was a SU one that I've had in my stash for ages.  I actually have plenty more in white, red & blue!  I'm glad I'm finally making a dent in my polar white flower soft.  I've had it since last year and managed to use it on a few cards this holiday season!

I hope you'll play along with us this week but know that with the holidays some things are more important than crafting time.  I hope you all have a fabulous Christmas with your family & friends!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

SOS Challenge #30 - Tag it Krafty

I was happy to start working on this weeks challenge over at Shopping our Stash!  Challenge 30 is called "Tag it Krafty":

"use  kraft cardstock somewhere on your project OR incorporate a tag element on your project, or make a tag of any kind! OR use a Dilly Beans image!"

I was glad to add another tag to my Christmas Stash & was able to use up tons of scrap kraft cardstock and basic grey paper to do it.  I even inked up some canvas ribbon (which I have alot of) to match:

I even used this cute little Dilly Beans (our sponsor for this week) #177 Snowman Image which I coloured with copics.  You may have noticed this is the second time I've used this image...he's just so darn cute & I love anything that has to do with snowmen!  I hope you'll play along with us this week!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Critter Sketch Challenge #94 - A Sketch

I love sketch challenges & that's exactly what we have for you for Critter Sketch Challenge #93:
I used the sketch created by our own Melanie and made this card using an image by Whipper Snapper Designs called "Potted Kitty".  I coloured the image with copics and embossed the two panels behind the image with my cuttlebug embossing folder.  I added a prima flower, rhinestone & ribbon to top it off.  
I was going to use some images from our sponsor this month:

but things have been so hectic around here that I totally forgot and then thought if I did email I may not get them in time.  Their images are so adorable that I actually purchased three to use in a later challenge.  I picked a couple from this super cute teddy line Barry Birthday and another called Molly Fairy!  I hope you'll join us again this week for your chance to win our monthly prize from Stamp Fairy!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

SOS Challenge #29 - Light and/or White

These past few weeks have been so crazy that I haven't had much time to do anything crafty until this past weekend!  For SOS Challenge #29 we are asking you to create something:

Light and/or white or Meljens - use something from your stash that represents light- candle, fireplace, stars, Christmas lights, or decorate a candle, make a lantern, etc,  or make a project that is mostly white OR Use a Meljens Image

I decided that I would like to make a mostly white project and made this little gift box.  The box is actually a wooden box that I picked up from a garage sale and I painted it white with my Making Memories scrapbook paint.  It was so old and dried up that I had to add some water and mix it up so I could use it :)
I pulled out a few of my cuttlebug embossing folders that are neglected way too often and embossed some white cardstock and sprayed with some Pearl Shimmer Mist.  It's hard to tell from the photo but it really shimmers:
I added some tulle that has a hint of gold in it that I stole from my friends stash (don't worry she said I could).  I had this awesome wooden snowflake that I painted white ages ago so I decided to glue it up with my essential glue pad & added tons of glitter.  It is so much prettier in real life!  I think I will use it to hold some note cards or gift cards for Christmas this year.

Now our challenge this week over at SOS (Shopping our Stash) has lots of options so I expect to see you playing along.  I look forward to your creations each week for tons of inspiration!  We also have a fabulous sponsor this week:  Meljen's Designs & they have the cutest images and some really great Christmas ones for all your projects too!

I'm entering my gift box into the following challenges:

Craft Your Passion Challenge #87 - Anything Goes & Glitter
The Pink Elephant TPE128 - Snowflakes & Sparkle
Dream Valley #21 - Sparkle
Charisma Cardz Challenge #47 - Seeing Spots (I'm hoping my embossed spots count)