Sunday, March 31, 2013

Sentimental Sundays-Shaped Cards

Hello Everyone. Happy Easter to all who celebrate. My kids have already ripped apart their Easter baskets and we are about to get ready for our Egg hunt. It is a day with family as we heading to Grandma's house for dinner.

This week's challenge at Sentimental Sunday is:
Shaped Cards
(plus a sentiment)

Do not forget that Sentimental now! 

This week's Sponsor is:
Bugaboo Stamps
Bugaboo Challenge Blog
Donating: 7 digital images, winner's choice

I decided to try out a new cart I recently got on my Cricut since my machine has been a bit neglected with all of my coloring. 

I used the Something To Celebrate card. I added my own faux stitching. The paper is from my Stash of papers I have from Close to My Heart and sponged the edges. 

Hope everyone enjoys their day and looking forward to seeing all your beautiful creations. 

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday-Anything Goes

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Inky Impressions Inspirational Post

Welcome Inky Fans,

It is Olivia here.  I am showcasing a tag I created for my oldest daughter. She has been nagging me forever to have a sleepover and since I have told her she is know old enough she is super excited. Her sleepover is coming up so I decided to create this tag to put on her sleeping bag.  She actually is very crafty like me so I know will appreciate it.

I cut the tag from my Cricut and then add pink paper from my stash (one of her fav colors)...i think this is DCVW and MME papers combined. The ribbon is from my stash as well. I colored it with my Copics. This adorable image is Lili's Slumber Party. 

Hope to see all your lovely creations in our current challenge, especially an Inky stamp! 

Thanks for stopping by. 


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Crafty Sentiments and Loves Rubberstamps Challenge

Today I was able to do two of my DT challenges in one since they both have the same theme.  The theme for Crafty Sentiments and Loves Rubberstamps is 


Today I used the image, Egg Painting.   The paper is from my stash of K & Company and DCWV.  I used my Spellbinders for the Circle and the Scalloped Circle behind. I then used my MFT Dies, Faux Crochet Border Die and the Rolled Flower die.  I just got some Mulberry paper and I LOOOOOVEEEE the way the flowers come out with that paper. Will have to get more of that. 

Did you know that LOVES RUBBERSTAMPS sells Crafty Sentiments in the USA! 

So I hope to see your beautiful entries into our challenges.

I will be entering this one into the following challenges: 

Monday, March 25, 2013

Simply Steampunk GUEST DT

I am super excited that I was picked to be the GUEST DT for this month over at Simply Steampunk Challenges.  Today is my first post from this monthly stay.  We are re releasing the Original Steampunks line at Simply Betty Stamps

I was fortunate to be able to work with these fantastic images. Today I used Jacob with some great embellishments I received from a great package I won. 

I colored the image with my Copics and add some paper piecing cause I just like the dimension it adds to things. The paper is MME and I got the burlap at AC Moore with some buttons from my stash. 

I will also be entering this one into the following challenges
One Stitch at a time-Anything Goes

Sparkle Creations Card

I love Sketch challenges and for the past few weeks our whole house has been under a horrible cold so I lost my MOJO for awhile but now that I am all better...I am gearing up for some great stuff.

Today I showing a card I recently did with a few challenges in mind.

With all this crazy spring weather (it is suppose to start snowing this afternoon here) I saw this stamp in my collection and decided to use it.  This stamp is called Rainy Day Ruby  by Sparkle Creations stamp. This week they had a sketch challenge.

I recently bought some Prima paper (Sunny Days) and decided to use it up.  I colored the image with my Copics and did some paper piecing since I love that technique (plus it help use up all those scraps).

Copic Recipe

Hair: E33,31,YR21
Skin: E11,E00,E000, R20

The flower is from my Prima flower stash and add a rhinestone in the center.

I will be entering this one into the following challenges.

Sparkle Creations-Sketch Challenge
CMC Copics-Spring Colors
Fashionable Stamping Challenge-Paper Piecing
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards-Bring on Spring
Paper Shelter Challenge-Spring
365 Cards-Word Wednesday-"Sunshine"-used in sentiment 

Loves Rubberstamps Monday Inspirational

Hello Everyone and welcome to my Monday morning post for Loves Rubberstamps. Today I am showcasing some of the amazing images and dies available from My Favorite Things.

This fabulous image is called  All Star.  Now this one is retiring so if you want it make sure you get it while you still can. I used a My Mind's Eye paper pad. The sentiment used in the Mini Doily Set comes with the stamp set. I of course colored the image with my Copics.  I used the weekly sketch over from MFT Sketch Wednesday Challenge.

Copic Recipe:

Blues: BG 10,11,13
Hair: E23,25
Stick: E59
touches of C1 to add some shading to the flag
Skin: E11,00,000

I will also be entering this one into the following challenges

MFT Sketch Challenge
613 Avenue Create-Anything Goes
Send a Smile for Kids-Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin-Lots of Layers
Brown Sugar-Anything Goes

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Inky Impressions-Flowers Challenge

Welcome to another Wednesday Challenge over at Inky Impressions.  Today our challenge is 


 We are super lucky to be sponsored by 

Crafty Ribbons!

I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of Spring and though it is now officially Spring, it is not feeling like it yet. With this is mind, I decide to go with a Spring color palette and use a variety of flowers from my Prima Flower Collection stash.  The paper is MME and I colored the image with my Copics. 

So lets see your FLOWER inspired creations over at Inky Impressions. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

LRS Tuesday Challenge-For the Love of Chocolate

Today at Loves Rubberstamps Challenge, it is time for another weekly challenge. 

The Theme this week is 


and not only is Loves Rubberstamps sponsoring but so it another fantastic sponsorship by

 Meljen's Designs.

 Today I decided to take out another MFT A La Mode Stamp-Dip Me In Chocolate to ink her up and get her set in this card. 
Stamped my image with Memento Ink, Colored with Copics. The paper is MME.  

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Monday, March 18, 2013

LRS Monday Inspirations

Today has been a hectic Monday for me over here so I will have to make this post short and sweet.  It is my turn for the weekly Inspirational post for Loves Rubberstamps.  

Today I am showcasing some of the awesome MFT line of stamps, dies and some Simple Stories paper collection.

This little cutey is called Litle Firecracker from MFT-Pure Innocence Stamps. There is quite a selection of these adorable images available at the store.  I also used the MFT Mini Doily Collection and stamped the sentiments into the middle of it.  The paper is from Simple Stories-Fabulous Selection. I colored the image with my Copics.

I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

Bunny Zoe's-Girly
Crafty Boots-Flowers
Send a Smile for Kids-Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper-Anything Goes

Friday, March 15, 2013

Inky Impressions Monthly Release

It is the 15th of the Month so it is time to showcase the newest release over at Inky Impressions.  Today we are showcasing some adorable new digital images and sentiments. You should have come to me from our lovely Lyndsey blog, I was lucky enough to play with this cutey, Umbrella Lili as well as the Spring digital sentiment set. All of these images are available in the Inky Impressions store as of today.

I colored the image with my Copics and used MME paper set. I also used one of the adorable charm sets, Now hop on along to the Ria blog to see her lovely creation and do not forget to comment along the way.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Just popping in with a card

I was recently able to finish getting this image into a card.  I have had it colored in for awhile but not actually made into a card. I decided to use my MME paper set and some bling and ribbon I have had in stash. Used my Spellbinders to cut out the image and the scalloped circle behind it.  Colored with my Copics and added Stickle for more glitter. 

 This adorable image is from Elphine House Australia and I created it with a few challenges in mind

1) Elphine House-Glitter it Up
2) Cards by Lady Anne-Anything Goes
3)Cute Card Thursday-Anything Goes
4) Flutterby Wednesday-Anything Goes with Winged things
5) Penny's Paper Crafts-Ribbons and DieCuts

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Going Green for St. Patty with Loves Rubberstamps this Week

It is time to Celebrate the GREEN with Loves Rubberstamps Challenge this week. Our theme  for this week is St Patrick's Day or Use Green. We will like to see a lot of green in your project. Beside the generous gift certificate from Loves Rubberstamps we are also being sponsored this week by :

I decided to color up one of my MFT A La Modes, Wishing You Luck,  this morning. I colored the image with my Copics. I decided to take the shamrock from the stamp set and paper piece it onto some patterned paper to cut out and use as an embellishments. I really have minimal St Patty themed paper since I am only honorary Irish on St. Patty's Day.  The bling is from my stash. 

I will also be entering this card into the following challenges: 

Tammy Scrapin Corner-Shamrocks
The Pink Elephant Challenge-St Patty's/Going Green
There She Goes-Shades of Green
Creative Inspirations Paint-Go Green
Glitter/Sparkle-Going Green/St Patty's 
Card Makin Mamas-Going Green

Crafty Sentiments-Hello Spring.

Welcome to another challenge over at Crafty Sentiments. I hope everyone is enjoying the fabulous Easter release going on this week. Are those new images the cutest!

Today our Challenge is "Hello Spring". I have really been enjoying these last few days here with the lovely Spring like weather and can not wait for more spring days. 

I used one of my favorite stamps, Eating Strawberries
I have seen a lot of papers with the aqua, yellow combos and decided to use that for this card.

I colored the image with my Copics, used MME paper, and embellishments from the Recollections items I have in my stash. 
I will be entering this into the following challenges:

Monday, March 11, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps-La La Land Inspiration

Being that it is Monday, it is time for my weekly inspiration for Loves Rubberstamps. 
We are having a bit of a Springy type feel in Jersey with temps getting up to the high 50s though I think winter will be creeping back soon. 

I am so ready for the Spring and the wamer weather and hope it will be sticking around soon. 

In honor of that, I decided to make a summer theme card hoping to bring on some heat. 

Today I used the adorable image, Popsicle Lucy. The paper is from MME and I colored the image with my Copics.  I also used the La La Land Filigree Die for the corners which I cut on my Cuttlebug. The sun is the background is cut from my Cricut.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Challenges 4 Everyone-Anything Goes
Pile It On-Oh Yummy
Stamptacular Sundays-To Die For
That Craft Place-Anything Goes
Clearly Inspired-Die Cuts
Delicious Doodles-Die Cuts
4 Crafty Chicks-Die for Dies

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sentimental Sundays-B for Embellishments

Welcome to another fabulous challenge at Sentimental Sundays. Today our challenge to you is to use Embellishments that start with B and DO NOT FORGET THE SENTIMENT.
Our fantastic sponsor is one of my all-time favorite digital companies, A Day for Daisies. 
Today I am showcasing their image from their BIRDS IN MY HAIR Release. I truly adore this whole line and loved coloring this one up. 

I used paper from MME collection, added butterflies that were cut with my CC Designs die that I cut with my CUTTLEBUG, bling from my stash (I have a bunch of bling from the Recollection Collection at Michaels).  Colored the image with my Copics.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Simply Steampunk Challenge GDT Call

I was super excited to see that a new challenge blog, Simply Steampunk, is having a GDT call so I decided to throw my hat into the ring.  I do so love the Steampunk line offered at Simply Betty Stamps....many of them are so eeriely beautiful to me.

I would love to be on this design team since I love the images and love to color them.  We were asked as part of the call to also create a item with one of the Steampunk Images when entering the GDT call.

Today I chose to do use, Rapunzel, to create this card.

I will also be entering this card into the following challenges:

Graphicat Sketches-based on sketch
Simply Steampunk-distressed
Scrapmaster's Paradise-Amber's Digi Challenge

Oldie but Goodie-Greeting Farm Stamp Fun

I was recently able to get a hold of some retired Greeting Farm stamps that a few bloggy friends decided to destash since they were not being used.  I was soo super excited and stamp one of them up right away.

This beauty is called Savannah and I thought she was perfect to use for some of the current challenges going on.

Colored it up with my copics and used a bunch of scrap paper I had in my stash. Also decided to do some paper piecing on this one. The flowers are from my Prima Flower stash and the sentiment/tag is from My Craft Spot. 

I will be entering this one into the following challenges:

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Inky Impressions-St Patrick or Green

It is time for my teams turn for the Inky Impressions challenge.  Even with the nasty weather here, I got Spring on my mind.  

This week we would love to see a little ST.PATRICK'S DAY OR GREEN.

I used this adorable stamp image: Happy Spring Lili.  I used my Cricut to cut the scallopped circle card.  This is paper that is from my stash so not really sure who it is.  Colored the image with my Copics.

Hair: R 29,27,22, YR07
Dress: G 05,09
Skin: R000, R00, R11
Yellow: Y 19,15
Grass: YG03,06
Bunny: C1,3,

I actually added some eyelets...have not used those in forever! Also Inky Impression is looking for monthly guest designers and is having a facebook special going on at the end of the month.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Going Grey with Scrapcreations-Going Green
Twisted Tuesdays-Spring into Green
Crafty Bloggers Network-Spring or Pastels
Eclectic Ellapu-Make something for a Child
That Craft Place-Anything goes
Hiding in my Craft Room-Green
Simpy Create Too-St Patrick or Mostly Green

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Challenge-ANYTHING GOES

It is another beautiful sunny but chilly day here in Jersey but I can feel Spring coming soon...or maybe it is just hopeful wishing...okay so really it is since they are calling for snow tomorrow. UUGHH. 

It is the first of the month so it is time for everyone's favorite challenge over at 

Today I am chosen to work with some of the newest stamp line that is being carried which is Make It Crafty.  This beautiful image is called, Anastasia. The paper is from MME and the flowers are from my Wild Orchid stash and Recollection stash. I colored the image with my Copics.

I had also decided to work on my different skin tones and really want to add more depth to my coloring so again I am playing around with using a charcoal pencil to add depth. 

My Recipe is:

Skin: E21,23,25
Hair: E 11,13,15
Pink: R 81,81,85
Red: R59,39, 29,27

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:
Paper Playtime-Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy-Two Pattern Papers
One Crazy Stamper-Anything Goes
Created with Love-Anything Goes

Monday, March 4, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps Inspirational Post

Happy Monday.  I have just gotten all the kiddos to school and hope to get a little crafting and cleaning time here. It is my turn for the Loves Rubberstamps Inspirational Post.

So today I decided to step out of my comfort zone and do a NOT COLORED image!!!! 

The die cut and stamp are from the MFT Vertical II Greeting and Die Set. The paper is from the Simple Stories collection, Harvest Lane, and the flower, Ribbon and lace are from my stash. 

Hope you all enjoy this one and I will be back tomorrow with another fabulous challenge starting at Loves Rubberstamps. Be sure to stop by the store....tons of new goods added including COPICS for us coloring lovers.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sentimental Sundays Challenge-Fairies

It is Sunday morning so time to wake up to another fabulous challenge for Sentimental Sundays.

This week's Sponsor is:
cs badge
Donating: 3 digital images, winners choice

This week's challenge is:
Fairies with Wings 
(plus a sentiment)

Friday, March 1, 2013

LOTV Birthday Bash

I am a HUGE Lili of  the valley stamp fan and was super excited to be able to join in on the birthday celebrations. They are having a great contest that ends very soon so I have to rush to get my post up. The prize is

The winning card will be drawn at random ...and because it’s our 9th birthday the prize is 9 stamps of your choice worth over £40.00!
We will also pick our top 3 from all the entries and these cards will be featured on the Ideas to Inspire blog
That’s not all ...the designers of our top 3 cards will be asked to join us for a much sought after guest DT spot!

So I created this lovely card using, Wish Upon a Star.  The Sentiment is from a Stamps of Life Set. I colored the image with my Copics. The papers are from MME and the flowers are from Michaels Recollection Series.

Copic Recipe:

Hair/Stars: YR 23, 21, Y19,15
Skin: E53,51,50,R20
Shoes: R20,R22
Outfit: BG 15,13,11,10

I will also be entering this card into the following challenges:

Lili of the Valley-Birthday Celebrations
Craft US Crazy-Anything Goes
Happy Campers-Use Your Favorite Stamp
Crafty Cardz Challenge-Make a Wish (make a Birthday card for a child)
Paper Crafting Journey-Brad,Ribbon,Flower Bingo line
Inky Chick-Mother's Day or Birthday Day