Monday, September 1, 2014

2 Cute Ink Anything Goes Challenge

I can hardly believe it's September already.  The last few days of summer have been very warm here but the nights have a crispness to them so fall is just around the corner.
It's time for a new challenge at 2 Cute Ink Challenge Blog and the theme for this one is Anything Goes.  As soon as I saw the Best Fins image, I thought it would make a perfect baby card so pink it is and it must be a girl!  It's been awhile since I've had a baby shower to attend but it never hurts to be ready... well, I'm ready if it's a girl.
Be sure to head on over the the 2 Cute Ink Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the design team has come up with, check out the 2 Cute Ink Shop and then go take a peek at the Facebook Fan Page.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great September!
Supplies:
Image:  2 Cute Ink  Best Fins
Sentiment:  Computer generated
Misc:  Memory Box Loopy Rings, Pearls from myt stash
Paper:  First Edition Love Letters
Challenges:
 Scrappy Land -
Crafting at the Weekend - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes

Monday, August 18, 2014

Pirate Cat - 2 Cute Ink

 It's time for a new release at 2 Cute Ink and this time it is Pirate Animals.  They are some of the cutest little peg-legged and hooked hands you'll ever see.  Each of the design team was given a different pirate to work with and mine is the cat.
This week's challenge which has a theme of 'Red, Orange, Blue' so as long as your project follows the challenge theme and rules, the party is on!
Be sure to head on over the the 2 Cute Ink Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the design team has come up with and then check out the 2 Cute Ink Shop.  Now go get another cuppa coffee or tea and take a peek at the Facebook Fan Page.
Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies:
Image - 2 Cute Ink Pirate Cat
Sentiments - There She Goes Shiver Me Timbers
Paper - So sorry, forgot to write that down and because my memory is so short, I can't recall what it is
Dies - Taylored Expressions banner Stack 3

Friday, August 15, 2014

Jayden Loves to Journal

I love all the Stamping Bella images but my favourites are the Uptown Girls.  This is Jayden Loves to Journal and I liked this thoughtful little cutie from the first time I saw her.  I purchased this stamp at The Paper Trail and thought it was time to get some ink on it.  I don't see it in the shop right now but all you have to do is ask Chelsea and she will order it.
I always like to check out Bloggabella and saw this week's challenge is the perfect sketch for this image.  I did have to flip it so I could get the image and sentiment on the same paper but I think it turned out ok except now when I look at it, her cup is at an angle on the table... should have straightened it better but still, it's ok and I am happy with it.
  sketch-16---Aug-15 copy 2 
Supplies:
Image & Sentiment: Stamping Bella's Jayden Loves to Journal 
Paper:  Bo Bunny Double Dot
Challenges:
In the Pink - Anything Goes as long as it's pink!
Stamping Bella - Sketch
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Spots & Dots

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Gifts Galore!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are doing well and trying to get some crafting in during the summer.   Summer is speeding by, isn't it... another couple weeks and school will be starting.
We have a new challenge over at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and this month the theme is Gifts Galore.
Our sponsor is All Dressed Up and the image I was given to use is the cute All Dressed Up for Christmas. 
I am lucky enough to be on both the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and the All Dressed Up teams so it was a win-win for me.
Make sure you head on over to Christmas at Sweet Stampin', check out what the rest of my teamies created with these images and then get busy making your creation to enter into the fun.  The only rule to enter the challenge is that you follow the theme and with Christmas coming and us getting into holiday card mode, it's an easy challenge to enter.
Supplies:
Colouring medium - Copic markers
Image - All Dressed Up's All Dressed Up for Christmas
Dies- Memory Box Fancy Blossoms
Paper - My Mind's Eye All is Bright
Misc - Frantage, pearls from the stash, Stardust Stickles
Challenges:
Fan-tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Spots & Dots
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps - Things with Wings

Monday, August 4, 2014

Country Horses - 2 Cute Ink

 Well, what fun this is going to be!  I was asked to join the 2 Cute Ink design team and of course I said 'yes' right away so thank you Heidi, Sandy and the rest of the girls for having me.  I'm looking forward to work with these little cuties.
2 Cute Ink is having a new release this week and each of us was given a different Country Horse image to use and here's mine, which is called Country Horses 1. Pretty sure it's a girl horse (the ribbon, cool shoes and glitter) and she's available in the 2 Cute Ink shop.  Perfect image for this week's challenge which has a theme of 'Animals' so as long as your project follows the challenge theme and rules, the party is on!
Be sure to head on over the the 2 Cute Ink Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the design team has come up with and then check out the 2 Cute Ink Shop.  Now go get another cuppa coffee or tea and take a peek at the Facebook Fan Page.
Thanks for stopping by!
Copics:
Horse - E15, E13, E11, E01; Mane - E29, E25, E21; Muzzle, Star - E35, E33, E31
Hat - YR14, YR24, YR23, YR21
Supplies:
Image - 2 Cute Ink Horses 1
Sentiment - Computer generated
Paper - My Mind's Eye Breeze
Dies - Lil' Inker Stitched Sun
Misc - Shabby White Frantage, Star Dust Stickles from The Paper Trail

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Night, Night Little One

It is launch time at All Dressed Up and we have four new images plus a digi paper bundle for you for this month.  These are perfect for a new baby or even a sweet child's card.  I love this release and plan to use each and every single image at some point.  For my card today, I used the super cute & sweet  Night, Night Little One image.

Here's a display of the new images and paper:
A Star Is Born                                                                          Future Little Crafter 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/197813472/a-star-is-born?ref=shop_home_active_3 
 
Be sure to head on over to All Dressed up blog to check out the rest of the team's creations, and maybe enter the challenge while you are there but remember,  in addition to following the theme, you have to use an All Dressed Up image.



Don't forget to stop by our Facebook Group to keep up to date with all the latest All Dressed Up news, and chat to fellow crafters plus we have a Pinterest Brag Board where you can find lots of inspiration. 
Copics:
Bunny - V01, V000, V0000
Flower - V99, V93, V91
Supplies:
Sentiment - Kaiser Kraft  Baby Girl wood flourish FL501 which I covered with Shabby Pink Frantage
Paper - Michele Roos Vintage Fall digi paper
Embellies - Frantage and Pearls from The Paper Trail, Stampin' Up ribbon, charm from my stash
Challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/optional twist Friendship Day
Come & Get It - Use a Die 
Sweet Stampin' - Bingo (Mine is the right row down pearls, punches, charm)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Use patterned paper
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes 
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Fab n' Funky - Take a Walk on the Wildside

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Little Autumn Girl

It is time for a new challenge time at All Dressed Up and the theme for this one is 'Anything But a Square'.
For my card, I used  All Dressed Up Little Autumn Girl 1  and paired it up with those fabulous Maja Design papers.  I won a gift certificate to the Funky Junkie Boutique (don't you just love that name?) awhile back and part of it went to purchase a 6x6 pad of the Vintage Summer Basics.  I need more of that paper... love, love, love it!
Be sure to head on over to All Dressed up blog to check out the rest of the team's creations, and maybe enter the challenge while you are there but remember,  in addition to following the theme, you have to use an All Dressed Up image.




Don't forget to stop by our Facebook Group to keep up to date with all the latest All Dressed Up news, and chat to fellow crafters plus we have a Pinterest Brag Board where you can find lots of inspiration.  I'll be back tomorrow for the new release at All Dressed Up.  I can't tell you what they are yet but I will say they are cute, cute, cute!
Copics:
Skin - E04, E21, E11, E00, E000, R20
Hair - E59, E57, E53, E50
Supplies:
Sentiment - Create With TLC's Just Be Happy and Papertreyink's Tiny Tags and corresponding die (my teamie Christine used this on a card and I thought it was just the cutest!)
Dies - Papertreyink's Tiny Tags and corresponding die (my teamie Christine used this on a card and I thought it was just the cutest!) and Memory Box Fancy Blossoms
Embellies - Stickles, Frantage and Pearls from The Paper Trail
Challenges:
ABC - Q is for Quote
Allsorts - Favourite Things (mine is Frantage and Maja Design papers)
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girl - Anything But a Square

Saturday, July 26, 2014

For a Friend

A friend of ours recently lost his beloved dog when she ran out onto the road and hit a car.  He was heartbroken because that dog was his best friend so I thought I should make him a card to let him know we were thinking of him.
The image is Mo Manning's Retriever and this digi could not have been more perfect if I'd asked Mo to make it for me especially for this card.  The card doesn't need much.. the saying is one I found on the internet and I simply added a red gem to match the paper. Then a little Frantage and it was done.
Now I know this card has no product from The Paper Trail but Chelsea has started a brand new challenge blog so head on over and check it out.  The theme is as easy as it gets... it's Anything Goes and you have a chance to win a gift cert from her shop.
Thanks for stopping by!
Challenges:
Bearly Mine - Let's Go Digital
Fab n' Funky - Walk on the Wild Side
Less is More - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
The Paper Trail - Anything Goes

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

LOTV - On the Garden Wall


 Today's card is one I made for a guest design spot at Crafting by Designs.  I was so excited when Doris asked if I would like to join them and jumped at the chance... YES! so thank you ladies for having me.

 This week's challenge theme is 'Hats' so I was on the hunt for something suitable and I came across a sweet Lili of the Valley stamp I have called On the Garden Wall.  I thought this little gal's big hat would be a good fit for the theme so here we are.
Can you believe it?  There's not a single bit of Frantage on here... not a bit!  The image is so sweet and I wanted to keep the design simple so all I did was add some Stardust Stickles to her hat and flowers and then some glossy accents to his glasses.  I was so happy to find the perfect shade of purple for the enamel dots and that little piece of ribbon was from my stash.
Be sure to head on over to Crafting by Designs to see what the talented gals on the team have created and then pop on over to their Facebook page to check out the wonderful inspiration there.  Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies:
Stamp - Lili of the Valley On the Garden Wall
Embellishments - Doodlebug Sprinkles, Stardust Stickles, Glossy Accents
Copics - Bricks C5, C4, C2, C0, R20; Hat YR14, YR24, YR23, YR21, YR20; Dress BV11, BV00, BV000, BV0000
Challenges:
Penny's Challenges - Anything Goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Cards Galore Encore - Use a stamp or digi

Senior-ita Gloria and a DT Call!

Some exciting news to pass along to you.  The Paper Trail is starting a brand new challenge blog (and also having a DT call.  The first challenge begins on July 25th and has an easy-peasy challenge theme of Anything Goes so come on... this is going to be fun!  The Paper Trail also maintains a Facebook page where there's always something happening.  I always say, 'if she doesn't have it, she can get it'.  There's a huge sale going on until the 27th... 35% off plus you get free shipping on orders over $75.
This is Gloria.  Gloria is one of Stamping Bella's Senior-ita gals and I love them!  You can find her here at The Paper Trail.  These are great stamps... crisp, clean images and the sentiments are always included.  Another thing I like about the Stamping Bella images is the size.  These aren't tiny stamps... no, they aren't!  My cards are 6" x 6" so you can see they fill it up.  I didn't add it but this stamp also has a weigh scale... I guess Gloria is eating her cake but there's no calories in it so hence... no need for the scale!
I found the sketch on Stamping Bella's site but was too late to enter my card but I thought it was a great layout and I used it anyway.
I was given the Spellbinder's Floral Ovals for Christmas last year so I paired it with the Petite Ovals Large and set the image inside.  I'm not really liking this card... it seems so drab and frumpy and not at all what I intended it to be because Gloria is fun and one of those great gals with purple hair.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Supplies:
Image & Sentiment - Stamping Bella's Senior-ita Gloria
Dies - Spellbinder's Floral Ovals and Petite Ovals Large
Paper - Basic Grey Plumeria
Emebllishments - Shabby White Frantage, MME enamel dots, Stardust Stickles
Copics - Slip BG13, BG11, BG10; Gown R24, R22, R20, YR24, YR21; Skin E11, E00, E000, R20; Hair C7, C5, C3, C00 BV11
Challenges:
The Ribbon Girl - Turquoise or Aqua
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Use a digi rubber stamp
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes