Friday, November 28, 2014


Reflections - I am away and having a wonderful time in Orlando, Florida with my grandchildren at Universal Studios. The days have been action packed,  I am exhausted, but wouldn't change a thing!

Through the magic of working ahead and the scheduling my post, all I have to do is tell you about my card.

At Crafts 4 Eternity, our challenge is to have 3 buttons, 3 brads, and 3 gemstones. I was really stumped on this one, then it hit me. 9 of something!

My stamps are PTI for my sentiment.

I used some mirror paper and the only problem with it, is that I could not get a photo of it without having my reflection in it. Do you see my camera? 

I used a SB to make 9 snowflakes and used 3 square  brads, 3 buttons and 3 gemstones in the center of each snowflake.

4 Crafty Chicks #222 die cuts
Southern Girls Challenge #100 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog #120 December Sentiment
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #256 Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #85 Anything Goes
Christmas Blog Challenge dies and punches
Fussy and Fancy Challenge #128 Happy Holidays

Friday, November 21, 2014


Unicorn - It is my double team week again. 2 teams and 2 fun challenges. Can you make 1 project for both challenge blogs also?

Crafts 4 Eternity is Furry Friends. Any furry animal. This challenge is sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs. The prize is 4 digi images.

Alphabet Challenge Blog is a bit more diffecult, U for unicorn. I remembered that I had this fun unicorn image by A Day for Daisies. 

I colored this image with Copics, then placed it inside a recessed card front. I like this style card, but I rarely do it. 

My designer paper is Bo Bunny's Lemonade Stand. My sentiment is PTI and it was punched with SU punches. The die cut word is also PTI. I finished off my card with some gemstones that are scattered around the frame.

ABC-Challenge X for extra special
Cupcake Inspirations #286 Cupcake Inspired
Corrosive Challenges by Janet #212 Girly
Just Inspirational Challenges Frame it
Paper Take Weekly #82 Girly
Clear it Out Challenge Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #183 For a Child
Fab N Funky Challenges #237 Birthday

This card made Sweet 6 at Cupcake Inspirations.
It also make the top 3 at Corrosive Challenges by Janet.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tepee Dreams

Tepee Dreams - Our new challenge at The Sweet Pea Stampers is Thanksgiving. What a fun challenge! After tis one we will be taking a break, so that we can get all of our Christmas preparations done.

My image is Thanksgiving by Regan Kubecek. I colored her with Copics. I really love how the sky line turned out.

My papers are Authentique's Something for all Seasons.

My banner is Stamps for life, stamped with Fired Brick distress ink.

Tuesday Morning Sketches #276 sketch
Open-Minded Crafting Fun #23 Birds
Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog #46 Thanksgiving
Craft Your Passion Challenges #240 Pumpkins or turkeys
Card Mania Challenges #60 digi
Shopping Our Stash #178 Thankful
Pinspirational Challenges #128 photo inspired

Woo Hoo! This card was picked as a favorite by Erin at Open-minded Crafting Fun

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Snowy Scene

Snowy Scene - Today starts our stripe challenge at Creative Card Crew. Stripes are so fun to use, so we hope that you will join us. Our challenges run for 2 weeks, so you have lots of time to enter.

My designer paper is Fancy Pants, Merry Little Christmas paper pad.

My image is one of our sponsors, QKR Stampede. They have some really great images and I hope you check them out.

I colored it with Copics, in one of my favorite styles of coloring night scenes. Color in a medium tone and add shadows with a W5 and when you fill in the sky with the BV and add some white details and the scene takes a life of its own. This time I did add some chunky glitter for some extra sparkle.

I added some SB snowflakes with the fine glitter on top.

The pine cones and sentiment is Paper Trey Ink stamps and dies.

Sketch and Stash Challenge #151 Sketch
Jingle Belles Rock Great Outdoors
Fussy and Fancy Challenge #127 2 of a Kind (snowflakes)
Love to Create Challenge #142 Christmas
Card Mania Challenges #60 Digi
Clear it Out Challenge Anything Goes

Monday, November 17, 2014

Let it Shine!

Let it Shine - Time for a new sketch challenge at Seems a Little Sketchy. This challenge is sponsored by Delicious Doodles.

Here is our sketch for this fortnight.

This image is Christmas Lantern by our sponsor, Delicious Doodles. I colored it with Copics and I resisted the Stickles on this one. The image is so pretty, that I wanted it to stand alone and let it's own "light" shine.

My papers are Old World Winter by The Paper Studio. I inked the edges with Walnut Stain distress inks.

My sentiment is Paper, Trey, Ink. 

I used some holly leaves, a stick pin and some ribbon that I colored with my Copics.

Top Tip Tuesday #133 3 or more DP
Crafty Creations Challenges #276 3 layers, 2 designer papers, 1 image
Divas By Design Challenge Photo Inspiration
Cute Card Thursday #347 Red and Green
Chocolate Coffee Cards #78 Favorite Holiday
Daring Card Makers Candle Light

Friday, November 14, 2014

Teal Sky

Teal Sky - It is Friday and time for another new challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity!! We have a fun one... Bright Colors!!!! I love this challenge!!!

We are sponsored by Stamping All Day and the prize is 3 downloads. Pull out those bright colors and come join us!

I played with distress inks for this one. I used Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers with a mask.

The pterodactyl is SU and I colored him with Copics, then fussy cut him out.

The "tree" is actually a flower stamp, that is stamped partially off the paper. I think it very much looks like a tree in shadow.

The Pink Elephant Challenge #276 CAS
Stamps Fun-Creativity #224 CAS
Love to Create Challenge #141 Anything Goes
Paper Take Weekly #81 2 or 4 leggs
Fusion Card Challenge Use sketch or photo inspired. I used both!
Moving Along with the Times Kindness
Sister Act Card Challenge #83 Anything goes

Friday, November 7, 2014

Vintage Christmas

Vintage Christmas - It is my duo day. 1 card, 2 design teams. This one is Ribbons or lace at Crafts 4 Eternity and T for traditional Christmas at Alphabet Challenge Blog

My image is SU, a Christmas Carol. I stamped it in glue and then rubbed a very fine glitter over it. 

My designer paper is Farmhouse, I Wich I Could Turn the Clock Back paper pad.

All papers were inked with Antique Linen and Tea Dye distress inks.

My pearls are brads and then I used some poinsettia with Prills in the centers.

Crafty Calendar Challenge November Christmas
Shopping Our Stash #176 Leaves - Holly leaves
Sketch and Stash Challenge #150 Sketch
Clear it Out Challenge Winter and metal (brads)

Thursday, November 6, 2014


Peaceful - It is time for a new challenge at The Sweet Pea Stampers!! This fortnight we are making sympathy projects. 

My DP are Teresa Collins, Stationery Noted pad

I used this beautiful Sweet Pea image, that is by Katerina Koukiotis, called Easter Blessing. I love when you can take an image designed to be for an occasion and make it for another occasion. Isn't this sweet angel just beautiful? I love the serenity on her face.

I colored her with Copics and added some Stickles to the clouds, her wings and flowers in her hair. She is available in digi at Sweet Pea Stamps.

I tied the ribbon with my Bow Easy and then added a stick pin from a swap that participated in.

My finishing touch was 3 red pearls.

C Inspirations #288 Stripes

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Vintage Christmas

Vintage Christmas - Today we have a new challenge at Creative Card Crew. Our challenge is Christmas Joy. Everyone seems to be making Christmas Cards now, so we hope that you will join us and show us your Joy of the Christmas Season.

We are Sponsored by Imagine That! and they have a set of this Elegant Ornaments. I think they are really beautiful and they have sentiments to go with them. I love this sentiment, so I selected the wise men ornament to go with it.

The image is so pretty that all I did was ink the edges with Antique Linen and Old Paper distress ink. I dressed it up a bit with ribbon and peridot gemstones. My designer Paper is Farm Houses, Norland paper pad with Old Paper distress ink. 

Crafty Calendar Challenge Christmas
Feeling-Sketchy Sketch
Sketchy Colors #232 Green Beige Brown

Monday, November 3, 2014


Gobble - For my dt card for Seems a Little Sketchy, I made a tri-shutter card. It has been a long time since I have made on and it was a lot of fun to do some "paper engineering."

Here is our sketch for this fortnight.

Above is the card closed and here it is open. 

My image is Tom Turkey by Robyn's Fetish. I colored him with Copics. Do you like the little scene I made for him?

I surrounded him with some feathers

My designer paper is Teresa Collins Vintage Finds. I inked the edges with Pumice Stone distress ink. The little scrolly things are HC.

I used my pearl pen to make the black pearls.

My sentiment is Studio G.

Simon Says Stamp Blog Anything Goes

Saturday, November 1, 2014


Cranberries - It is time for a new challenge at Gruffies and Guests. Like always, it is anything goes with House Mouse, Hopper or Gruffies images with the option of Christmas.

There are lots of adorable Christmas images to choose from. Don't you just love these adorable mice? I puts me in the mood to put up our tree.

I colored the image with Copics and added some Stickles on the ribbon and tree.

The banners are stamps and distress inks. 

The Paper Shelter #180 Christmas
Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes
Fab N Funky Challenges #235 Christmas
Divas By Design Challenge Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times Winter