Thursday, August 29, 2013

Krafty Kate

Hi Everyone, Here is a card I made this evening, using a image from Saturated Canary. Been practicing my coloring, with my Promarkers, and I'm really happy with the way she has turned out. I love the image. the background behind her is dots of colors that were used to color her outfit and the mat with the banners she's sitting on. I think it is a way cool technique, and will try it again in the future.
Thanks for looking

I will enter this into the following challenges
Saturated Canary: Coloring technique challenge dotted background
Try Stamping on Tuesday : Sketch
Delightful Challenges: Die Cuts, punches Used die cut for around Kate, and punches for banner
Lil Red Wagon: Polka Dots, Paper and around image

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Monochromatic Christmas Challenge

This week at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges, Paige is our hostess, and she has decided on a monochromatic color challenge, for which I have decided to use Always Artichoke as my color. I have used the tree from the retired set from Stampin Up called Christmas Lodge, the sentiment is from the More Merry Messages set. I used ink on my embossing folder and then ran through the big shot, to get the background, then stamped the tree, and added sentiment and seam binding ribbon. A simple but effective card. Thanks for looking

Sunday, August 25, 2013


Travel is the theme this week at Come and Get It, I don't really have much in the way of travel stamps from places, so my thought with this card is , being on vacation near the ocean where you would see the lighthouses, as where I live we don't have any of them. I have used the Stampin Up set Uncharted Territory to make the card, I have water colored it with water color crayons, on watercolor paper. The background was done using  The Open Sea Set, and then I used twine to tie it all together.  Thanks for looking

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Tag It for Crafting for All Seasons

This is the tag I have made for the latest challenge at Crafting for All Seasons. I have used the stamp set Simply Sketched from Stampin Up along with the free hand butterflies from our sponsor A Day for Daisies.
The flower was color with inks and aqua brush using Calypso Coral and Crisp Cantaloupe, the leaves were done using Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive. the sponging around the flower is Pear Pizzazz, and Soft Sky. The butterflies were printed on retired paper from Stampin up. then colored with a sponge, then spritzed with vanilla smooch spritz. they are really sparkly, but the picture doesn't do them justice. Thanks for looking

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Winter Sports

Hi Everyone, well it's Holly Jolly's newest challenge set by Judy this week, and she has asked us to do something with Winter Sports in mind, I thought of skiing or skating, but then came across this little fella from our Sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps, and just thought wouldn't he make a snow much fun card. So that's what I decided on. He is called  AKV- Winter Snowshoe. I have used my Promarkers to color him and the papers are from an old SEI pack called Winter Song, then the embellishments are the retired die from Stampin Up winter frost, and the color dots are the soft sky from Stampin up. I sponged the sky with this color too, and then used glitter for the snow, and used silver glitter paper for the snowflake. The greeting is from the Snow Much Fun set from Stampin Up as well. Now go on over to the blog and make a winter sports card and be in the running for some great stamps from Bugaboo.
Thanks for looking

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Winged Things

This week at Come and Get It, Julie is our hostess and she has chosen Winged things as our theme. We are sponsored by Bugaboo again this week. I am using  Summer Butterfly Bear-Watermelon for my project.
I have used the new paper from Stampin up called mosaic madness along with new color Strawberry Slush and paired it with Daffodil Delight, and Basic Black. The flowers were some that were in my stash given to me by a friend at Christmas. I colored them with a spritzer filled  rubbing alcohol and Daffodil ink. I then colored the pearls with my permanent black marker. The greeting is from the Petite Pairs set from Stampin Up. Thanks for looking

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Catch the Bug Bingo Challenge

Catch the Bug Bingo challenge for August. The blog  had been closed for a couple of weeks for the DT to have a holiday, and also for Jodie too. Anyway they are back and the first challenge is the Bingo, great bingo card, and easy to make a card from. I am using Stella Christmas- Santa Called which is a quirky character and she's got gumption. Anyway for the Bingo I used the far right column Starts with D ( Die-Cuts), No Designer Paper, and Bugaboo Image. Thanks for looking
I will also enter this into the following challenges
Delicious Doodles: Christmas in August
Jingle Belles: Die Cut or Punch, Red or Green, dry or heat embossing.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Tag it for Crafting for all Seasons.

Over at Crafting for all Seasons this week we have a new challenge for you called TAG IT, I have made a tag, which included the freehand butterfly by a Day for Daisies, which is a digital image, which I printed on designer paper, and cut out, I've used the flower from the Simply Sketched set from Stampin Up a hostess set, so you have to have a party to earn it, It comes with another plant type image, and a bird image on grass, and some sayings too a perfect set. Anyway I used Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, and Old Olive to color the image and I spritzed the butterflies, with some color and some vanilla smooch spritz so they are sparkly, but you can't see it in the picture. Thanks for looking

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Glitter for Holly Jolly


This week at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge, Julie is our hostess for the challenge and she has chosen the theme Glitter Galore, so she wants to see lots of glitter on our creations. For my card I have chosen to us the red glitter paper along with this lover paper from Stampin up for the focal image it as you can see the silver isn't silver anymore, which is because I coloured it using a mister filled with PoolParty ink along with  rubbing alcohol. I cut the die with the snow flurry die then Mounted it on Whisper White, which was cut to 5 by 3.75 inches, then mounted it onto a piece of Real Red cut to 5.25 by 4 which was mounted on to a card base of Pool Party. The greeting was stamped with Real Red, and is from the More Merry Messages set. 
Thanks for looking, go check out the rest of the Design Team's cards and play along.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Shell's Sketch Challenge

Shell's Sketch 8-11-2013

This week at Come and Get It we have a sketch made by Shell, Great Sketch to work with, I used Spice Cake Designer paper by Stampin Up, Gorgeous isn't it, you can download it from MDS still. I used Soft Suede card stock to make the scalloped edge then added Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon, The flower was made using Triple Treat Flower (retired) stamping it in More Mustard, Pool Party and Soft Suede, then punching out the bits I wanted out of each color. The sentiment is from a Word For You set, and then added a brad, which I don't remember when it came out but it is from Stampin Up as well. 
Thanks for looking
have a great Sunday
I will enter this into the following challenges.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Crafting For All Seasons- Something HIdden Challenge

Here is my card for the Something Hidden Challenge at Crafting for All Seasons. I found the instruction for the card on Splitcoast Stampers, it is called a triple slider card. I have used the Nursery Nest Designer paper, and the Stamp sets, Aviary (retired) and Create a Cupcake for the greeting and sentiment. The top picture shows it closed, then as you pull it open you get two other panels with the greetings on the. it was a fun card to make. Thanks for looking
I will enter this into the following challenges.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Meighan's Sketch Challenge

Meighan Sketch 08/06/2013

Hi Everyone, well this time around at Holly Jolly Meighan has given us a sketch to work with. It's a fairly simple sketch and I love the way it came out. I have used Serene Snowflakes (retired) from Stampin Up, but a favorite set of mine still. which I have stamped using Real Red, Early Espresso, and Primrose Petals. a different combination for sure. The paper for the flags is from the retired Christmas paper from last year called Candlelight Christmas. the ribbon is also retired Satin in Early Espresso, the sentiment is from the Petite Pairs set, and the rhinestones from my stash. Thanks for looking. 
I will enter this into the following challenges.
Hobby House-  Christmas

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Color Challenge for Come and Get It

Meighan 8-4-13-001

For this challenge, I have used the Tea for Two Designer paper along with the Oh Hello Stamp Set from Stampin up. The flower was stamped out and fussy cut, the oval was stamped off first before using the oval stamp with Pear Pizzazz, and the greeting was colored with markers before stamping, I added three Island Indigo brads to finish off the card, the So Saffron piece was stamped with So Saffron ink to give it a tone on tone look. Thanks for looking
I will enter into the following challenges
Lori design challenge- designer paper