Friday, September 30, 2011

Blue Tilda Notebook

I would like to share this project that I have made with triple purpose...Yay I do love to multi-task:0)
I have made this for the Magnolia-licious Blog Hop project in the hopes to win a mini album....which look awesome! Each lady along the hop has decorated their album and they are just way COOL! I don't own many mini's but this could be a great start...worth a shot! For my project I have gone off to look for some inspiration; and what better place than TOMIC challenge...yup I have used their sketch and the picture is just so elegant and cool that I have opted for more fancy papers and very cool blues:0) Now my last purpose for this project; is for a gift. My son picked out a note pad for his teacher and I have decided to glam it up some. So here it is, It is quite small something like 4x6. I am really happy on how it has turned out.
 Here is a closeup of Tilda with Pencils; I have given her golden hair since Mrs. Johnson has blond hair. I thought it was a nice touch:0) She is colored with Copics and then given the Shimmerz effect on her dress.
 Last here is a peek at the inside where I will have my son write a quick note to give to his teacher. I really hope she likes it and uses it!
Thanks for stopping by :0)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Pumpkin Moodie

Hello Ladies! Tuesday again...really...again! Wow time does fly. Well Tuesdays are extra special because they mean a new challenge up at Top Tip Tuesday. And this week it is to use two or more ribbons(lace, twine and fabric all count too) so this should be a real easy one and I really hope to see you ladies join on the fun. Heike has done a fab tutorial on ruffled ribbon border. You can check it out HERE! Okay so before I go on with my card; I want to warn you; it is ribbon galore and I really did spend some time doing it. So I hope you can see what I have done. I will call it ribbon weaving...cuz it is woven like a basket would be. I have kept the card very simple because the ribbon is quite beautiful on its own.
Here is a closer look at my image "Moody in the Pumpkin Patch" from Paper Makeup Stamps. Okay so I am really loving this image with all those pumpkins and her cute coat and that oh so warm scarf...just loving it! And for a limited time you can snatch her up for the lowest price I have ever seen for rubbah....she is only $1.50....can you believe that?
Here is a look of the inside panels. I have also made a matching tube filled with candies and adorned with the same ribbon and paper as in the card.
And last a closer look at the tube. The button on the top of the tube and on the card front are a gift from a blog friend Maria; thanks for the crafting goodies and your super adorable tag...saludos amiga:0)
Thanks a bunch for stopping by :0)

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Heart Song Inspirations -  Ribbon and/or Tag
My Craft Spot -Ribbon
Paper Creations Ink - Buttons or Bows
Paper Pretties -Fall Inspired
Woodware USA - Fall/Autumn
Dream Valley Challenges -  Buttons
Just Some Lines  Fall(Autumn) Colours

Friday, September 23, 2011

Solo para TI!

Today I would like to share a card that has been on my desk for the last couple of weeks. My sister in law asked me to make a card for her; she chose the paper and image and the rest was up to me. I had been so busy with work that I hadn't had time to make this post so I will make it Short.
Here is a closer view of the image: Sweet Love by Belles 'n Whistles. I got this stamp on my shopping spree of when I won on Simon Says Challenge. Glad that I finally got the chance to use it! I colored it with Copics...I lost track of the colors I used...they were so many! I cut my image out and gave it a scalloped border using my nesties...ah just love them!
I love making these collages on Picasa! You can take a peek at the inside of the card.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday - SKETCH* #173
CCEE Stampers -Add a bird
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft shop - boys and girls
Simon Says Stamp - dies or punches
Stampavie and More - #152 Love
Anything Goes Challenge - Anything Goes
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by I hope you like my creation:0) Oh and remember that there is still time to enter this weeks challenge over at TOP TIP TUESDAY: 1 for the Kids!


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cowboy Cutie!

TUESDAY again? Man this past week has flown by! Where do my days go? Anywho Tuesdays are always a good day because that means a new challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday! This week we would like to challenge you to make 1 for the kids. We were so fortunate to have a pick at  Karen's Doodles images and I fell in love with this little cowboy! Oh just look at him; he is such a cutie. If you know me at all you will know that I have a major weakspot for cowboys...and this one has melted my heart! You can find Rootin Tootin Cowboy at KD!
Now this card is a bit special because it has a gift incorporated into it. There is a tutorial available at TTT for a card with a tear off bookmark done by Elaine. I have taken this idea and taken it in a different direction. I have made the last panel also a tear off but instead of making it into a bookmark I have added a double sided panel of stickers. Here you can see the card all opened up; I tried using up as many of my scraps as possible hence the panel with the frame it is scraps from my image.
Here is a better view of the folds and where the stickers are positioned.  I just hope that when this boy gets the card he doesn't go about putting the stickers on the card!
I hope that you have a chance to visit TTT the ladies have done some amazing creations and we have a few guest designers too. Also if you take part in the challenge you will be in for a chance at a prize from our sponsors Sew Sweet(new) and Karen's doodles.

For this card I would like to enter in the following challenges:
Pink ink Sketch #6 -Kylie's Sketch
The Crazy Challenge - Men Only (does a cutie boy count?)
Stamp with Fun - Anything Goes
Card Cupids - Anything Goes 
Paper Sundaes -  Felt
Fairy Fun Fridays - masculine
Crafty Ribbons  - Anything Goes
Truly Scrumptious - #65 decorate the inside
Have an awesome day!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Apples Just for YOU!

Today I would like to share this card because it is my goal to use all of the stamps that I have won. I had actually thought about making a goal of not buying any stamps until I had used all of the ones that I have already...but decided against it fast! I am trying to use more of my stamps and at least show that the ones that I win; I do use! So I am on a mission!
Here is a closeup of Apple of my eye available from Funky Kits. She is oh so sweet and I really like her as the traditional bring a teacher an apple...well how about a bag full? I have colored her with my copics and am really loving the blond hair green eyes look!
Here is a closer view of the tag and pins. I have doodled on all of my pieces because they seemed  to be missing something. I think it really did the trick and hope to try it again with a thicker pen:0)
I have followed the sketch from the Sugar Bowl; and think that I must use this one again!

I would  like to enter into the following challenges:
Sugar Bowl - sketch
Card Cupids - Anything Goes
Crafty PadDiamonds
Fashionable Stamping Challenges -Tags
Stamptacular Sunday - Just Saying
The Squirrel & the Fox - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful day!


Friday, September 16, 2011

Such a stylish Witch!

 Today I would like to share this card that I made; oh just look at this super cute image! This Witch is heading out for the night and just got her hair done so she is feeling FAB! I really like how this card turned out; all of my DP is from Fancy Pants Oct 31 pack. I just really like how it is very Halloween yet with lots of color and style! Just look at those witch hats:0)
Here is a closeup of Witch Fairy you can find here HERE for $4.00 while supplies last. And the digi price has been lowered to $2! Yup you read right that is such a good price! Oh and to top things off it comes with an awesome Happy Halloween sentiment. So hurry on over and snatch this cutie up! Just in time for Halloween too! I have used the digi version but plan on getting the stamp also; I do love me the rubba!
 I will be back with my list of challenges I will be entering this card in!

Pink Ink Sketch- Sketch
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Things With Wings
Papercraft Star - #62 anything goes
Paper Shelter Challenge -  #31 fairies/elves
Digital Tuesday - #128 Celebrate The Season
Paper Take Weekly - Things With Wings
Tuesday Throwdown -#66 Pearls
Do You Stack Up? - Silver 
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes

    Be Yourself

    Tis Friday; and that means time for a FREEBIE over at Paper Makeup Stamps and it is a good one I tell you!

    Here is my card:
    It came together quite quickly. Things just kinda fell into place...always nice! I have followed the sketch over at Sketch Saturday ; it is almost always my first stop for a sketch. I also followed the colors for the current challenge over at Little Darlings: Brown and Red. 

    On the picture here on the bottom you can get a better look at those folds in the ribbon and take a nice peek to the inside of my card. 
    Okay so I had been looking for a nice swirl stamp to add around by images and just to add that extra something. So I have found it! It is actually Swirly Tree from PMS; oh I just love the swirls, so so pretty for sure you will be seeing more of it!

    Thursday, September 15, 2011

    Chocolate Box Tilda

    Today I would like to share something that I made as a thank you gift. It is a little triangle box filled with Hershey kisses. This little box came together quite quickly; since I had the inspiration from of my favorite challenges. The colors were chosen from TOMIC Challenge # 15 ~ Chocolate and brown & cream
    using a cooking image. With my coloring I tried doing the high contrast to join the icopic challenge.

     Here is bit of a side view of the box; I used acrylic paint with my clear stamps to make the thank you design on both of the side panels. I really enjoyed doing this; it is part of the Make It Monday #32: Stamping with Acrylic Paint will def do it again! Papers are from PTI including my stamping paper:0)
    Here is a closeup of the image and you can also see my flower bunch; just added a bunch of different ones from my stash; oh and I had to add a wooden button! I love this Tilda; she is just way too cute with that wooden spoon!

    I would also like to join in the following challenges:

  • Simon Says Stamp -film inspired (Chocolat)

  • Anything Goes Challenge - Vintage/Shabby Chic

  • Bearly Mine - Button it up

  • Stamp Something: Something to say goodbye (Anything goes) ~The Final Challenge~

  • Oh and before I go I would like to share that I have won some fabulous candy from Elaine's Blog; thanks hun you are oh so generous...and I am oh so happy! You can read about it HERE

    Hope you have an awesome day; and thanks for stopping by!

    Thursday, September 8, 2011

    Purple Easel BOX

    Okay so I am totally addicted to making these little boxes. They are so easy and fun to make I just cant stop; I have made 4 now; one for my son to paint on, one left to finish off later, and this is the second one shown on my blog. For the tutorial follow THIS link; it will take you to Top Tip Tuesday.  I have used cheap watercolor paper for my base and I really like it. My image is Melissa Fairy from Paper Makeup Stamps; ain't she a cutie? And she is on sale! I would highly recommend visiting this web store and checking out all of the super cute stamps; they are so affordable and such good quality you just can't pass up! Oh and our release was yesterday so if you do the hop you can collect a discount phrase that will give you 15% off your entire order. How can you beat that!?! Discount on top or really great prices! Oh and shipping is so reasonable; I am truly happy that I found PMS and so fortunate to be on the DT!

    Okay so back to my card/project; I made this for the Makeover Challenge which is Back to School; you  have a week to enter so check it out HERE.
     Here is a bit of a side view of the box; as you can see I have used up scraps from my PTI paper. I have kept it fairly simple only adding a bit of embellishments here and there; but I feel they get the job done. I have added two buttons I have been hording! They are so sparkly and pretty in real life.
     I have made these 3 corner bookmarks to go into the box; this project is more like for a college student going back to school or even as a gift for a teacher.

     Before I go I would like to remind you this week we are celebrating Top Tip Tuesday turning ONE; so there is a whole lot of prizes to be won(about £200 worth)! So check out the blog for more details and ways to win! You don't want to miss this one! The challenge is......Easel or Box Easel Card ; you have until Monday to submit an entry.
    I would like to enter this project in the following challenges:
    Cooking It Up With Katie - # 74 purple, bow, sentiment
    Crafts and Me - #51 buttons and bows
    Divas by Design -#10 back to school
    Flutterby Wednesdays - #170 anything goes
    Ruby's Rainbow -  #11 3 DP, 2 buttons/brads, 1 flower
    Simon Says Stamp - multi fold cards
    Clear It Out! - Back to School
    The Stamping Boutique -#14 Back to School

    Wednesday, September 7, 2011

    Baby Shelby; PMS Blog HOP

    You should have hopped from Tangii's Blog blog; if not you can start the hop at PMS Blog.

    Here is my card for today; I am using Shelby Silhouette. I am so glad that this release had baby/kids in it. My sister is pregnant and we just found out that it might be a girl, also my cousin just had his first baby; and yup it was a girl. So this card will be going to Samuel and Natalie; Congrats you guys! You can find Shelby at the PMS Shop after the release party today!

     I have done a double stamping technique; which is simply to stamp off the image then stamp with the left over ink onto the cardstock. I like how it is see through, much softer. I also have given the silhouette a nice coat of shimmerz, I like how this second picture really captures how shiny it really is. I have added stickers like crazy and just about anything that might fit....again I couldn't just stop.....I even added a flower that my grandma made me; I truly hope they can cherish this card for a long time:0)
     Well, I won't keep you any longer; your next stop is Lisa K. Oh and before i forget your letter for the discount phrase is: A

    Really hope to see you at the party tonight it start at 6pm PT. Remember to bring a friend so that you both can win some rubba! It will be fun; I promise:0)For more details please visit the PMS BLOG

    Tuesday, September 6, 2011

    The Art of Living

    Today I will be sharing my creation to meet two of my DT obligations. First of all it is Tuesday which means it is a new challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday; which is......Easel or Box Easel Card. Plus this week we are celebrating TTT turning ONE; so there is a whole lot of prizes to be won(about £200 worth)!
    Today is also the last day of Sneak Peeks for Paper Makeup Stamps and tomorrow is the HOP and Release!  I really enjoyed making this creation and you can see an easy to follow tutorial HERE on how to make this box.

    This word art is from PMS and I truly like it, Love the meaning and the bold ART word and even that little swirl...oh so cute! I have made it my focal point and feels that it gives that WOW effect on it's own. 
     Here is a straight on view of the card portion of this Box.
    My Tip for this week is: Use your imperfect stamping to make a flower; here I have used one that I stamped and it smeared. So I simply inked up the edges and added a pearl in the center. Goes perfectly!
    The pin I made myself and that big button easel stopper is actually an old earring:0) and it sits o top of a black velvet flower.

    I would like to enter this project in the following challenges:
    Bunny Zoe's Crafts - (August) Easel Card
    Craft Your Passion - Flowers
    Incy Wincy Designs - Make Your Own Flowers
    House of Gilli - Easel Card with Flowers


    Sunday, September 4, 2011

    Baby Boris Sneak Peek

    Day 2 of the Paper Makeup Stamps sneaks....It is Baby Day and I get to share this cute little monster! I am following the sketch from Paper Sundaes and have decided to keep it very simple and just did a bunch of stitching. I love the sentiment that I have used it is an older one and it says "A child enters your life and fills a place in your heart you never knew was empty" LOVE it! It is a bit hard to see since I have stamped it directly on my DP but I have tried to make it stand out more by adding distressed ink right under it. Tried is the key word! I think it gives it a grungy feel to it; not sure I like it too much especially with how crisp my image is colored.
     Here is a closeup of Baby Boris he will be available for sale on the 7th at our release party. I have colored him with my Copics and have tried to keep more white space; and I do like how he looks.

    Before I go  here are a few details you need to know about our release....
    All of the sneak  peek stamps will be released on September 7th;  stamps go live on the website at 9pm EST that is when the party starts!
    Be sure to register early for the forum to make sure you get approved before the party. And if you bring a friend you can win extra prizes.
    If you've registered and haven't been approved yet, shoot Katie an email at Hope to see you there!
    I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
    Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
    Rainbow Lady's - Lets Emboss it
    Fab 'n' Funky -  #88 embossing

    Friday, September 2, 2011

    On the Sassy Header!

    Heya! Well just wanted to share the news on my image being chosen to be on the header of the Simply Sassy Blog; you can see it HERE. Yikes I am just so happy:0)

    No card today since I have been really lazy and just didn't have time to do a card to share; hope to have some time to craft this weekend:0)

    Oh today is Freebie Friday over at PMS. I really like the one for today and oh just wish I would have gotten a card done.... Oh and one last reminder; PMS sneaks will begin tomorrow and go through the 6th then on the 7th is the HOP and Party when the stamps will go up for grabs!

    Take care my ladies!