Thursday, January 30, 2014

Round Valentine

This Valentine card is going into the 7 Kids Challenge Anything Goes with a Valentine.  I used lots of Glossy Accents with die cuts, punches and ribbon, embossing with my cuttlebug.  The sentiment is a combination of 2 stamps from my old stash.  I thought is scalloped circle from Spellbinders would be perfect for a Valentine's card, just look at all those mini hearts I got to pop out of it.  The larger hearts are from a Martha Stewart punch, embossed & glossed

Birds for Bree

The name of this digi is Birds for Bree from A Day For Daisies, another of my favorite newly found digi Co.  She will be entered into the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog which is Anything goes with Twine or Sting, I chose to use my hemp twine, I've had it for  years with still lots left.

I've also entered this card into the Through the Purple Haze Challenge since it qualifies with their theme a digi and a die.

Monarch Butterfly

Emily Monarch Butterfly is her name and she is a digital from Lacy Sunshine stamps, the latest of my very favorite digis Co. (another addiction)  I'll be entering her into :

Through Through The Purple Haze Challenge, theme is a digi and a die, as well on the: Simon Says Stamp Blog, requesting we use something new.  I have a couple of my new dies on here as well as some flowers and leaves from my old punches that seem to last.  She is colored with my Copics, Glossy Accents (can't create without it), glitter & a few gems.

Under the Umbrella

This little cutie trying to stay dry is Umbrella Lili a digital from Inky Impressions.  I used Copics to color her, raindrops in the background is a stamp from Designs By Rynn, 3 of my new dies from MFT Die-Namics, little grass, picket fence & the trim on top.  The little birds are also from MFT just not as new, a spellbinders die cut for my ovals, embossed with cuttlebug, glitter, gems, Glossy Accents.  I hope I got it all in.

Challenges she'll be traveling to are:

Inky Impressions Challenge - Monochromatic

 613 Avenue Create - Anything goes w/optional twist gift set

Crafting For All Seasons - For the Girls

Craftitude - Anything goes or I see fluff

The Ribbon Girl Challenge Blog - Anything goes

Simon Says Stamp Blog - Something New

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Lots of Layers

 I did this card today to enter into DP2's challenge, Lot's of Layers, I've lost count of the many layers I have on here but I did have fun.  This cute little guy's name is Paddy, he is from Mo's Digital Pencil and too adorable to resist.  This is not my favorite card I ever made but Paddy does make me smile and with all the hours I put into this I thought I'd take a chance & enter.  I even layered the inside.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Just a Birthday Card

This was a fun card to make, I'm entering it into the SAS4Kids challenge.  I'll be changing the happy birthday sentiment after just re reading the guidelines for sending my cards.

The little girl & gift box are from Bugaboo, I stamped the box with a little flower from my stash, butterflies are from a Martha Stewart punch and the circles are from Spellbinders, puff paint & a few gems are the icing with a little glitter.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Lets Go Shopping

When I saw this digital image at A Day For Daisies I just couldn't resist that sweet little look on her face, not to mention the hat. The theme this week at  CAGI Challenge is:  Let's Go Shopping, well it is obvious this little charmer must like hats since she is wearing such a pretty one.  Of course we had to add more to her collection.

Suplies used:  The back ground shop is from a collection in my stash, the hat cube is called the Hat Cube, the sentiment is for Ann-ticipations, all colored with Copics onto a stepper card, couple of gems, some glossy accents with a couple of  dragon flies punched out.

I hope you'll come join in the challenge to have some fun and you may even win a prize.

Challenges entered:
A Day For Daisies

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Eleanor The Artst

Meet Eleanor the Artist painting a portrait of Pickles.

I decided to enter this card into the The Lacy Sunshine Blog Challenge .  And the Siomon's Monday Blog, the theme there is "A", well here is the artist Eleanor doing her thing - ART.

Supplies: Free layering Paper from Jack Heath's blog, very pretty too, the digi is from Lacy Sunshine my favorite digital stamps at this point, colored with Copics, a couple of butterflies form MFT dies, sentiments are from my long time stash and of course my faves Glossey Accents with a touch of glitter ribbor and a few gems/pearls.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Dandi Lion Flower Pot

I am so in love with these darling character digis from Lacy Sunshine A Crafter's Candy Shop I can't stop coloring them.  I was only introduced to them a little more than a month ago, I still have so many to play with and they keep coming up with new ones.  This one is named Dandi Lion Flower Pot, colored with my Copics, Glossy Accents on her bow, eyes pot and dandelions with a touch of Crystal Glitter Ritz, a few pearls, ribbon, the little bobbles on the pot are Robin's Nest (eye candy?), gems,  a Martha Stewart punch for the bottom edge with flowers punched using a Carl punch.

I'm entering this card into the:
 Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog, Challenge #25- Bingo.

Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge - Anything Goes for Kids

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Food, Glorious Food

 The theme for the challenge this week is Food, Glorious Food, I've chosen the JJ Housework-Cook digi from the many Bugaboo Digis, who are sponsoring this week's challenge.  I hope you'll join in the challenge at CAGI, you can visit the blogs of the other members of the design team for some inspiration and share your talent with us.

Supplies used:  Copics, MFT dies, Glossy Accents, Cuttlebug embossing folders, a touch of glitter plus a few gems.

Embossed Valentine card

This Valentine's Day card is going into a few challenges since it fits into a few themes, I embossed white cs with Cuttlebug folder, punched 3 hearts plus a butterfly from Martha Stewart punches, layered red paper from of my paper stacks then layered again to white cs, a few flowers, leaves, pearls, gems, ribbon, glitter and a lot of Glossy Accents.

To be entered into these challenges:
7 Kids Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Emboss It
The Stamping Boutique - Valentines

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Butterflies or Dragonflies


I hope everyone made it safely through the storms that have been going on out there.  Here in BC we're just grey, soggy & windy, nothing compared to what the east is facing with the ice & snow.

This week the challenge at CAGI is Butterflies or Dragonflies.  I chose this cute digital image from the many at Fitztown in their Crafts selection, they are the sponsor for this week's challenge at CAGI.  I hope you'll join us in this week's challenge, the design team members have some very creative examples to inspire you and stop by their blogs for even more inspiration from these talented ladies.

Supplies used:  Digital image from Fitztown,  a Martha Stewart punch for the butterflies, glittery paper from First Edition Paper, some Glossy Accents, glitter & gems, Big Kick for embossing.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

LS - Rory with Love Letters


I completed this card yesterday & she is so fun to play with, she is one of the new Lacy Sunshine digital stamps.  I'm entering her in the challenge over at  Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog.

It's amazing I got her finished at all as I first layered the background on the card upside down, no big deal I would just gently cut around the white, layer it to another card, now I have the opening on the proper side but I had wanted the darker color on top.  At this point I just went with the flow thinking this is how it should be.

Supplies used:  Colored with copics, Martha Stewart punch for the butterflies, die cut from MFT, some Glossy Accents, glitter & gems.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

LSC #24 Willow

 This is Willow a Lacy Sunshine digital I thought she was so adorable I just had to have her come live with me.  I'm entering her into the Lacy Sunshine Challenge #24.  They have just come out with even more new stamps, this may become another of my addictions as these big eyed characters just grab at my heart.  I used a couple of oval dies coloring the back one, embossed the cardstock, added some leaves, flowers, a butterfly, glitter, gems, then inked the edges.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Something New CAGI Challenge

 Hello and Happy New Year, hoping everyone survived another Jolly Season.  Now it's time for a new challenge at the CAGI challenge blog, the theme for this week is Something New, I'm hoping you'll come and join us and be inspired by the other design team members who are very talented.  This week our sponsor is The Stamping Boutique.  I Picked the Birthday Car to use as my image as this little bug has always been my favorite car though I've never owned one but so fun to color.  Looking forward to seeing what you come up with and wishing you all good luck in the challenge.

Supplies used:  Birthday Car from The Stamping Boutique,  Copic markers, Glossy Accents, butterflies Martha Stewart punch, die cuts from MFT, Embossed with my Cuttlebug, a few gems & a little glitter.

Butterflies in a Snow Glow

This cute Snow Globe with Butterflies is a Bugaboo digital, they have a wonderful selection  to choose from.  I'm entering this card into the Catch The Bug Challenge Blog. 
 The glass part of the globe is covered with Glossy Accents, the lower part I did with Distress Crackle, all coloring is done with Copics.  The background is watercolor paper I've sprayed with various Dylusion inks and Perfect pearls, frame created with Spellbinders die, using a Martha Stewart punch for the outside butterflies.

Friday, January 3, 2014


I'm entering this cute little dress in the Stamping Boutique Challenge, the requirement is to use 3 designer papers.  These are my own design papers, (hope this counts) the purple and green piece was done with acrylics on my gel plate, the pale pink was also done with my gel plate on acetate, the butterflies are punched from various watercolor paper I sprayed with a variety of Dylusion inks and Perfect Pearls.  The dress is Vintage Dress from The Stamping Boutique online store.

Lil Frolic with Friends

This is a freebie darling from Lacy Sunshine Craft Emporium called Eleanor and Dorothy, This is my first time entering one of their challenges which you can find here.  I recently found these little characters and fell in love with them, they are too fun to color and embellish.

I'll also enter this card at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge as the theme is Something New, this being my new digi.  This store carries just about everything so of course I do lots of shopping there as well.

Supplies used:  This image is from Lacy Sunshine, colored with Copic Markers,  butterflies from Martha Stewart punch, cut grass Die-Namics MFT,  Crystal Glitter Ritz, Glossy Accents, oval die is from spellbinders,     embossed with Cuttlebug.

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