Monday, September 30, 2013

Alien Party

Alien Party - It is time for another challenge at Seems a Little Sketchy.  This fortnight we are sponsored by My Grafico.

Here is our sketch. I turned it for my card. The party hats are the "flowers" in the sketch.

I used this alien/monster images from My Grafico. I used my Copics to add some shading to these pre-colored images. This set came with lots images. There were little swirls and even several more aliens/monsters. 

I added googly eyes to the aliens/monsters. This card is for my grandson Devyn for his birthday. He really liked it!

My DP is Kaiser Craft, Jungle Bug Collection. I love the bright colors in this collection.

I finished this card off with a sentiment for Studio G and some hemp cord. The sentiment was cut with a SU punch that was punched twice, using an extension so that I could cut it off deeper in the punch. I then rounded off the ends.

Simon Says Stamp Blog Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog #90 For a Child
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #200 Birthday with sentiment
Sister Act Card Challenge #26 anything Goes
Card Makin Mamas #74 kids
Challenges 4 Everybody #30 Anything Goes

Friday, September 27, 2013


Advent - It is time for an Anything Goes challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity. 

I have made 2 Advent Calendars for my grandchildren who live in California. It was a very quick and easy project to do.

The boxes are Karen Foster Designs. My DP is MME Winter Wonderland. I inked all the papers with Old Paper distress ink. I used MME coordinating button  embellishment pact for the embellishments.

I have 2 (another on the way) grandchildren in California, so I made 2. I have another one of these boxes, so you can expect that I will get that one done for the new baby soon, so stay tuned! 

Challenges 4 Everybody #29 Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Challenge #218 dots and stripes
Craft Your Passion Challenges #181 No colored in images
Stamp with Fun #225 Decoration
Card Mania Challenges #30 Button
Shopping Our Stash #120 Kids
Bearly Mine-Challenges #105 Anything Goes
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge Buttons

Friday, September 20, 2013


Pirate - I made this card for my grandson, Jace. I just turned 4 and lived very far away from me. :(

Jace is into Jake and the Neverland Pirates, so I made this pirate themed card for him.

Our challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity is Cute Kids. We want to see cards/projects for children.

The bottom border is done with SB dies.

My pirate was cut using my Cricut and the Paper Doll dress-up cartridge.  My face is Peachy Keen Stamps.

I rarely do the inside of the card, but my sentiment on the front makes more sense when you see the inside.

ABC-Challenge V for very cute
Challenges 4 Everybody #29 Anything Goes
Cutie Pie Challenge #53 for the boys
Clear it out challenge Masculine and punches/Dies

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Purple Power

Purple Power - My team is up the this fortnights challenge at The Sweet Pea Stampers. Our challenge is Purple Power. We have 2 winners, each  could win a rubber stamp of their choice from Lynn at Sweet Pea Stamps.

One of the stamps can be won by using any image. To win the second prize, you must use a Sweet Pea image. The images are all so beautiful, so come on and show us your Sweet Peas!

 I used digi Bess by Elaine Cox. Also available in rubber. Also in sheet 15 Fairy portraits.

I colored Bess with Copics. The image was so lovely that I didn't want to cover up anything with glitter.

I made my flowers using the Posy SB die and Concord Grape distress ink. I used a pearl for the center of each flower.

My butterflies are made with a MS punch. I punched it with dark and light purple card stock. I then cut the light purple butterflies apart and bent their wing upward, gluing them over the darker purple. I added some tiny pearls for the bodies.

My sentiment is SU, as is the punch.

Emerald Faeries #47 Magical Creatures
Flutterby Wednesdays #253 anything goes with a butterfly or fairy
Seize the Birthday #24 Birthday - Monochromatic

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Carolers - We have a new challenge for you at Creative Card Crew. Our challenge for this fortnight is a nice, easy one. Christmas!!!! Christmas is such a beautiful time of year. So we are looking forward to seeing all of your amazing work.

Our sponsor for this challenge is the Scrapping Center. You would not believe their range of products!

I started my card with this fun weaving. I used double sided designer paper by K and Company. This blog is Peppermint Twist. I highlighted each fold with a frosted pearl. 

My image is SU. It is a discontinued set. I stamped it in glue then burnished in a fine red glitter. I added in a few more frosted pearls.

My sentiment is also SU. I hand cut the banner.

Chocolate Coffee Cards #48 Anything Goes

Monday, September 16, 2013

Jessica Rabbit

Jessica Rabbit - It is time for a new sketch at Seems a Little Sketchy. This is my fabulous card!! I love this image. She is really fun!

Just look at out fun sketch. Would you believe that I made this one. Tess usually does our sketches, but she is moving from her flooded house, so I got to do the honors. What do you think?

Here is a close up of my image. Jessica Rabbit, is by our sponsor Sassy Studio Designs. She is a full length image, but I cut off her legs with my SB die. I colored Jessica with Copics and added lots of tiny black rhinestones. Did you notice the gemstone earring?

My DPs are Recollections and DCWV Twinkle Glint stack. You can't see the sparkle in the papers in the photo, but it is really pretty in real life.

My sentiment is SU, as is the punches used to punch it. I heat embossed the sentiment mat.

I finished off the card with 3 pearls. I hope you will join our challenge and use my sketch at Seems a Little Sketchy. We still don't get a lot of entries, so you have a good chance to win!

Cute Card Thursday #286 Square
Sister Act Card Challenge #24 Anything Goes
Chocolate Coffee Cards #48 Anything Goes
Color-Me-Classroom #77 Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody #29 Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenges by Janet #183 image of a female

Friday, September 13, 2013


Tears - It is Friday and time for a new challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity and Alphabet Challenge Blog
Our Challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity is sponsored by Floppe Latte Designs. Our challenge is to use a recycled element on your project. Do you see it on mine?

My image is Not my Day by Saturated Canary. Our challenge at Alphabet Challenge Blog is paper piecing. I colored her and the shadows on my Recollections Designer paper, with Copics. I paper pieced all of the blue except her hair ties. I even paper pieced her tear. 

I have had problems mastering ethnic skin, but I am pleased with the way this one came out. She is such a sweet image. I loved doing her hair.

I added lots of Frantage to the image and papers after inking them with Broken China and Worn Lipstick distress inks.

Did you find my recycled item. The above photo is what I started with and I turned it into the wrought iron fence below. I opened the can with scissors, then used a SB die to cut it. I used my Copics to turn it black.

I finished off the  card with some flowers, ribbon (tied using my Bow Easy,) and a stick pin. I made this stick pin for the stick pin swap that I did on CDAC. I even made the little charm on it. It is shrink art by Darice.

C Inspirations #231 sketch
Pile it on Challenge #36 Tic Tac Toe - top across - Patterned paper/metal/for a child
Challenges 4 Everybody #28 anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog #16 dies/punches
Crafty Boots Challenges Summer
Top Tip Tuesday #109 Paper Piecing
Simon Says Stamp Blog Emboss it - Frantage
Saturated Canary Challenge #52 Shabby Chic

Monday, September 9, 2013


Fore! - My sweet little Devyn is turning 4. The theme for his birthday par-tee is golf. This is the invitations made by me.

My DP is from All Through the Year by ATD. The invitition announcement/sentiment was written by my daughter, Lindsay, and computer generated. The flagpole was cut using my Cricut and the Everyday Paper Doll cartridge. 

All papers were inked with Vintage Photo, then run through my my Zutter Distrezz it All machine.

Deconstructing Jenn #116 Sketch
Bearly Mine-Challenges #102 Anything Goes
Paper Take Weekly Anything Goes
Belli Challenge #177 Number
Crafting for all Seasons #60 For a Child
Creative Knockouts #1 masculine
Seize the Birthday #23 Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #23 Anything Goes

Friday, September 6, 2013


Step-Sisters - We start a new challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity today. Our new challenge, sponsored by Stamping All Day, is to use the colors in the below color board.

Aren't they beautiful colors? I loved working with them.

My image is Anistasia and Drizella by A Day For Daisies. They are Cinderella's step-sisters. It was fun to dress them so over the top. I colored this pair with Copics, then added Flower Soft to the fluffs in their head pieces.  I gave them both gemstones on their rings and one of them has a gemstone brooch on her cape and the other one has a gemstone on her waist piece. 

My DP is Recollections. Everything was inked with Tumbled Glass or Seedless preserves distress inks. I used a SB die to cut the image and scalloped mat.  I finished my card off with 6 frosted pearls.

Sketchy Colors - sketch
ABC-Challenge U for unlimited-anything goes
Cupcake Inspirations #225 Cupcake Inspired
Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog #16 dies/punches
Paper Take Weekly anything goes
C Inspirations #230 favorite color combo

Tuesday, September 3, 2013


Ivy - Here is a card for Creative Card Crew's challenge "Things with Wings." We are sponsored by Delicious Doodles. Teri is not only a great artist, but she is really sweet as well. Check out her art work. I have chosen a beautiful fairy to color, but she also has some dark images. If that is your style, you really should check them out. Her HORRORscope is really creative.

This stunning image is Ivy Fairy. I colored her with Copics and added Stickles to her wings.

My Dies are exclusive to Heartfelt Creations. Aren't they gorgeous? The green is actually a window frame. I just turned it on its side and only showed the top and right side of it.

The black scroll is for their lamp post set. I love the scrolls in this set. 

My DP is Kaiser Craft Chapter one. I love turquoises in this pad.

The dots are part of the paper pad and I added Peridot gemstones.

My sentiment, ink, and punch are all SU.

Dutch Dare-Card Challenges #232 Birthday
Cute Card Thursday #284 Wings
Seize the Birthday #23 Anything Goes Birthday
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog #88 Any Sentiments
Fairytale-Challenge Blog #75 Something round - the pattern on the trim, Something Old - SU Punch, Gemstone - On the trim circles
Stampin for the Weekend #39 Colors of Summer
Sketch Saturday #274 Sketch - 2 of my team mates also used this sketch!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Basket of Apples

Basket of Apples - We have a new sketch up for you at Seems a Little Sketchy and we have 2 sponsors for this one. That means 2 chances for you to win! Who are our sponsors, you ask? None other that The Robin's Nest and Robyn's Fetish.

Here is our fabulous sketch. A bit different and so great to use.

My image is Apples in a Basket, by Robyn's Fetish. I colored it with Copics. The image was cut with a SB, then inked in the die with Vintage Photo distress ink. All my papers (DP is Primas, Madeline) were inked with the Vintage Photo distress ink.

My sentiment and it's punch is SU. I stamped it on the script paper.

I finished off my card with 3 tiny pearls.

Simon Says Stamp Blog Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog #88 Any Sentiments
Sister Act Card Challenge #22 Anything Goes
Simply Create Too #45 Vintage