Tuesday, January 31, 2012

SOS Challenge #37 - People who Need People

If you are looking for the Critter Sketch 100 Challenge Blog Hop Celebration please scroll down or click HERE!

If you are here to find out what the weekly challenge over at Shopping our Stash (SOS) is this week, well the theme is "People who need People".  That's right, show us your creations with people (kids, adults...doesn't matter as long as it's a person & not an animal, etc).  We are being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps and there's a great prize up for grabs.

For my card I used The Greeting Farm's Princess Anya and made this super simple card using up scraps from my bin and some rhinestone stars I've had FOREVER!!
Pretty in Pink, right?  I coloured her with copics and outlined her with my spica gitter pens.  Don't you just love her pink eyeliner?  It's a super easy challenge this week so I hope you'll play along with us.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Critter Sketch - 100th Challenge Blog Hop Celebration!!

Can you believe it?  Over at Critter Sketch Challenge Blog we are celebrating our 100th Challenge & we decided to have a super fun blog hop to celebrate.  We have some wonderful sponsors along the way helping us celebrate so you don't want to miss out as we are showcasing some of their images in each of our creations.  If you haven't started at the beginning you need to head over to Justyna's blog to begin.  If you hopped along from Lisa's Blog you are in the right place as I'm the last stop on your hop!!  The blog hop will run for a full week (ending February 5th) so you have plenty of time to play along for your chance to win 3 prizes from our blog hop sponsors.  In order to participate you have to comment on each post along your hop, complete a project using the following sketch & upload it to the Critter Sketch Blog.

Here's the sketch:

For my card I was able to use an image from our sponsor:  

This image is called "Eskimo Kisses".  Isn't it so cute?  
As soon as I saw the image I knew I wanted to make a blue & white card & I had the perfect paper in my scrap bin.   I coloured the image with copics and added tons of glitter to the trim on the jacket.  The snowflake brads, white ribbon, chipboard sentiment & pearls were added to complete it.  

I hope you will celebrate this milestone of our 100th Challenge with us all over at Critter Sketch Challenge blog and also celebrate the fabulous lineup of sponsors we have each month.  Thanks for hopping along to my blog and in case you got lost here is the blog hop list for you:

PS:  Don't forget to enter your creations using our sketch back over at the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog.  You have until February 5th :)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

SOS Challenge #36 - Winter Blues

Oh boy....after the last week of weather we had here in BC I think this week's Shopping Our Stash Challenge #36 has the perfect title "Winter Blues".  I definitely have them and can't wait for spring!!  But seriously our theme is super simple this week:  Shop your stash and pull out items that are BLUE!  You can have other colors, just be sure to use any shade of BLUE as the primary focus.  Easy, right?
I used all scraps from my scrap bin and this is almost the last of my scraps from this Kaisercraft line which I absolutely love and wish I had more of.  I used one of my spellbinder dies that I've had for a few months now and hadn't used yet and centered my sentiment on top of it.  The digi sentiment is from a Gratitude Set I got from Whimsy Stamps.  It's a great set of digi sentiments that I know I'll use often.  I coloured all of my pearls blue to match with my copic markers & used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Stormy Sky to ink around the sentiment and add some colour to my scrap of lace.  The flower is one I had left in a package from Petaloo.  Super simple this week and NO colouring which made me happy only because it was a hectic week and I had no time to colour.  So will you be playing along with our Winter Blues Challenge this week?  I sure hope so as the rest of the design team have some beautiful creations to inspire you!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

SOS Challenge #35 - Across the Border

Ohhhh what a day!  We finally got snow here in beautiful BC today and it was so bad that I got stuck dropping off my son at daycare and couldn't get home.  Luckily it's a friend that watches Ty so I'm having a sleepover tonight as my car is still stuck in a snowbank.  More snow is expected tonight.....YUCK!   Can you tell I'm not a big fan of winter?  Anyways, it is time for our 35th Challenge over at Shopping our Stash (SOS) and we are calling it "Across the Border" which means we would like to pull those border punches out of your stash & use them or create your own border on your card.  For my card this week I pulled out a border & corner punch set from Martha Stewart that I've had FOREVER and finally used it:
I used up some of my Bo Bunny scraps I had leftover from the card I posted yesterday and paired it with this super cute Sugar Nellie image "Luvvie".  I used a sentiment stamp that I picked up from the $1 bin at Michaels last year and added a puffy sticker heart, some prima flowers & pearl brads to complete.  Perfect card for Valentine's Day.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Monday, January 16, 2012

Critter Sketch Challenge #98 - Sketch Time

I love sketch challenges & this week we have a fun sketch for you to play with over at Critter Sketch Challenge Blog.  It's our 98th challenge & I hope you will find time to play along.  Here's the sketch:
I was in a Valentine's Day mood this week so this is what I came up with:
I coloured this super cute Magnolia "Tilda Holding Hearts" image with copics & paired it with some Bo Bunny paper.  I added some red puffy heart stickers covered with glitter & some ribbon from my scrap drawer to complete.  I even used my copic airbrush to airbrush the background behind this sweet image. Unfortunately I used up all my canned air so will have to go pick some more up soon.  

Our sponsor this month over at Critter Sketch is:

Be sure to play along this month for your chance to win some fabulous images from the Robyn's Fetish Store!

Don't forget to join us at the end of the month for our Birthday Blog Hop Celebration:

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

SOS Challenge #34 All that Sparkles, Glitter & Shines

OK, so with everything going on with me lately I CLEARLY do not know what day it is!  I just realized I had scheduled my blog post for the wrong day so here I am revising it and posting it now.  Better late than never, right?

Over at Shopping our Stash Challenge Blog we have a fun challenge for you this week.  Challenge 34:  Show us something that Sparkles, has glitter & shines and/or use a Dilly Beans image on your creation.  Who doesn't love bling?

Here's my card this week using Dilly Bean's image Queen of Hearts:
I coloured the image with copics and then added tons of cotton candy stickles to her dress.  I added even more glitter her crown using my spica glitter pens.  The best use of my stash this week were these puffy, sparkly heart stickers which I have a whole bunch of.  The paper is from a Bo Bunny line (you know I love me some Bo Bunny)!

This image is so perfect for Valentine's Day.  Dilly Beans Stamps is our sponsor this week so be sure to play along for your chance to win 5 digi images from Megan's site!

The rest of the DT has some amazing inspiration for you this week so be sure to check them out here!

Hopefully I''ll remember to post on time next week :)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Welcome Baby! One Crazy Stamper Guest DT Post

This is the second card I made as a January Guest DT Member for One Crazy Stamper!  This was such a fun card to make and the Penny Black "Baby Hammock" image was super easy to colour with my copic markers:
I love the paper line that I chose to use with this card but can't recall the manufacturer because it was all in my scrap pile!  I used my swiss dots cuttlebug embossing folder & my spellbinder circle & circle scallop nesties to cut out the image.  Of course this wouldn't be complete without a bit of sparkle so I added some cotton candy stickles to the little butterfly.  The welcome baby sentiment is a stamp by Whipper Snapper.
This is the first baby card I've made in quite some time & I just fell in love with it.

I will be entering my card into the following challenges:

PS - Don't forget to play along with the challenge over at the One Crazy Stamper Blog!  The theme this month is Red, White & one other colour (your choice).  You can see my previous entry here and if you play along you have a chance to win this stamp set:
Thank you to the OCS team for having me join you this month!  It was so much fun!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

SOS Challenge #33 - Challenge Rewind

This week over at Shopping our Stash Challenge Blog we are having our 33rd Challenge.  It's a challenge rewind meaning you can pick any SOS challenge from the last year and do it again (or use a Meljen's Image - our sponsor this week)!  I chose to use Challenge #26 - Never been inked mostly because I wanted to use this fabulous MFT image that I've had for quite awhile and never used & because I thought it would be perfect for a New Year's card:
I coloured the image with copics and then added some glossy accents to her glass to make is shine.  The paper is from my DCWV Bella paper pad scraps and I stamped my sentiment on a piece of chipboard and added some pearls to complete.  Nice, clean & simple just the way I like it. 

I can't wait to see what challenge you pick to play with from the many we've had this past year!  

Monday, January 2, 2012

Critter Sketch Challenge - Celebrate!

We are having a celebration over at Critter Sketch Challenge Blog this week!  That's right....we want to see your cards or projects that display a celebration.  It can be a birthday, new years project, new baby, marriage or job.  There are so many ways to display a celebration & we can't wait to see what you come up with!  For my card I chose to make a birthday card for my son who turns 12 on January 1st (yep he's a New Year's baby)!

I coloured these super cute Stampendous Monkey's with copics and paired them with ribbon & papers from my scraps bin.  I tell you I'm on a roll using up my scraps lately and that makes me very happy!  I also added two large rhinestone brads to complete it.

Our sponsor this month over at Critter Sketch is Robyn's Fetish so be sure to play along for your chance to win a fabulous prize from them!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

January 2012 Guest Design Team Post - Tilda in Red & White (and a hint of green)

Happy New Year!  I have been waiting for this day to arrive for weeks now so that I could post my very first creation as the January 2012 guest design team member for One Crazy Stamper!!  I was super excited to get picked to be a GDT member for this month.  Once Crazy Stamper is an amazing store that carries many of my favourite items for cardmaking/scrapbooking such as embellishments, spellbinders, copics and some of the many fabulous stamps from lines such as Magnolia, MFT, Stamping Bella, Kraftin Kimmies & so many more!  Not only that they are also a Canadian Company :)

For my card today I've played along with the current challenge over at the One Crazy Stamper Blog for the month of January which is:  Red, White & one other colour.  I chose a hint of green for my one other colour (flower leaves, and the butterflies):
This is the first time I have inked up this Magnolia image and it was so much fun to colour!  The supplies I used on my card are as follows:
Miscellaneous (flower & pearl)
The DP was from my scrap bin & the cardstock was Bazill.

Be sure to check back in the next few weeks for my second GDT spot for One Crazy Stamper!  I hope you will play along with the Red/White & one other colour challenge this month :)