Saturday, October 31, 2009

Cocoa Anyone?

The challenge this week at Cute Card Thursday is to make a card featuring a cocktail or a drink. I decided to go with this image from Alison at it cocoa? coffee? not sure but it looks yummy! I combined it with the EZ Breezy Kewl Color challenge colors of hunter green, real red and whisper white. It also fits in with the challenge at Cooking it up with Katie which was to make a Christmas themed card with some sparkle and a border.
For the first time, I used one of my border embossing folders...actually, they're more like strips. I think I'm going to like them. I glittered up the little dots on the embossing for my "sparkle" for Katie's challenge.
Image: StretchNBubbles

Nesties: Scalloped Squares
Embossing: Cuttlebug border "frills"
Sentiment: Cardmaker card candy cardswap from Tracy!
Other: pop dots, green glitter glue

Friday, October 30, 2009

Triple Play

This week Frosted Designs, Practical Scrappers and Stuck on You Sketches are teaming up for three challenges and a chance to win some blog candy.
Frosted Designs: Use an Owl on your card
Practical Scrappers: Use three ribbons
Stuck On You Sketches: Sketch
I also used the colors from this week's Color Throwdown which were Elegant Eggplant, Bordering Blue and Rich Razzleberry.
This is another supercute free image from Alison at SketchNBubbles. Hop on over there and get it for yourself and check out all her other cute creations.
I adaped this sketch a bit because I didn't have anything to make the edges that are shown in the sketch so I added some swirly fozz felt.
Image: StretchNBubbles "girl owl"
Copics:110,0 E31,E55,E57
Other: Fozz Felt, Ribbon

A Pink and White Cute Fuzzy Sketch

Here's another free image from StretchNBubbles. This one is called Stretch. Hope on over to Alison's blog and see the awesome selection of free digi images she has available for you. You won't be disappointed. I made this card for these challenges:
Pals Paper Arts: use pink
Colour Create: white card with only the image colored
Pollycraft: Sketch (though I used a square instead of a circle)
Stamp Something: use something cute and fuzzy
Image: StretchNBubbles "stretch" (free digi image)
Copics: RV00, RV11, B21
Embossing: Houndstooth and distressed stripes
Nesties: Scalloped Squares
Sentiment: Studio G $1 stamp
Other: pop dots, pearlescent orchid ink

Danke Bonnie

Here's Bonnie..she is available FREE over at StretchNBubbles. I made this card for these challenges:
Crafty Creations: Make a Thanksgiving or Thank you card
Paperplay Challenge: Make a card using a non-English word
Playdate Cafe: Use the colors dark brown, orange and yellow
Fresh Batch: Sketch
Image: StretchNBubbles Bonnie (FREE digi image)
Copics: E00,E29,E31,E55,E57,YR04,Y08,R00,E93,E95
Embossing: Thank you (with just the "danke" cut out)
Other: Dew Drops, Bazzilpapers Paperflowers

Blog Award

My friend Hollie sent me this super cute blog award:

There are two conditions with this award...1) I have to pass it on to five other people and 2) I have to answer the following questions in just one word!

1. Where is your cell phone? purse

2. Your hair? brown

3. Your mother? fun

4. Your father? sweet

5. Your favorite food? brownies

6. Your dream last night? forgotten

7. Your favorite drink? coffee

8. Your dream/goal? happiness

9. What room are you in? office

10. Your hobby? cardmaking

11. Your fear? germs

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? happy

13. Where were you last night? home

14. Something that you aren't? unhappy

15. Muffins? nope

16. Wish list item? Copics

17. Where did you grow up? Chicago

18. Last thing you did? email

19. What are you wearing? clothes

20. Your TV? off

21. Your Pets? none

22. Friends? fun

23. Your life? happy

24. Your mood? good

25. Missing Someone? no

26. vehicle? van

27. Something your not wearing? hat

28. Your favorite store? craft

29. Your favorite color? purple

30. When was the last time you laughed? today

31. Last time you cried? Tuesday

32. Your best friend? awesome

33. One place that I go to over and over? work

34. Facebook? rarely

35. Favorite place to eat? mexican

I'm passing this award on to these awesome ladies:




June Renee


Thanks Hollie!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

WOW! Big Surprise Today

I checked my email very early this morning and was totally SURPRISED to find an email from Alison congratulating me on winning the first Playdate Cafe Challenge! WHAT??? REALLY? So I hopped over there and to my total shock and amazement, I was the winner this week. Check out the new button on my sidebar. This is the card:

This is just one of MANY super sweet images created by Elizabeth at Softpencil. Click here to check out her Etsy store.
If you haven't checked out the Playdate Cafe challenge, go on over and take a look. It's sponsored by Julie of Julie's Open Window. Besides the winner button, you could also win a top 4 button and other cardmaking/crafting supplies. WOO HOO! This week the challenge is a color one: dark brown, orange and yellow. You can do whatever you want with these colors so have fun! Thanks to everyone at the Playdate Cafe for choosing my card!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Stretch N Bubbles

Have you been over to see Alison's creations at StretchNBubbles yet? If not, you might want to go check it out. She has some of the cutest digi images available FOR FREE. Yes, that's right..FREE. If you aren't sure you like digi images, this would be a perfect way to try them out without any risk. All you have to do is let Alison know you used it. Easy-peasy. And I guarantee you will find something adorable over there. Here's a card I made with an image available right now:

I'm posting this card at the ABC challenge which is G for green this week and as an entry over at the Cuttlebug Challenge which is to use purple, green and black and of course, some embossing.
Hope you'll go check out StretchNBubbles. You have nothing to lose and a whole lot of cute digi images to gain!

Color Dare #40

Welcome to another Color Dare! This week the colors are: Pumpkin Pie, Almost Amethyst and Soft Suede. As always, if you don't have these exact colors, use what you have that is close. Please be sure to link up your creation to the Color Dare blog to be in the running to be chosen as a guest DT member!
I won this image from 2 Red Bananas. He's called "Skater Jack". I wanted to do something different with this card because I felt like I was using embossing on EVERYTHING so this time, I didn't use any. It's pretty plain but I think the image is so cute it still makes for a nice card (at least I hope so anyway!) AND it's a rare boy-themed card. No embossing, no ribbon....that means I can use it for the Die Cuts R Us challenge this week which is to make a boy-themed card. And that bow in the it's not ribbon, it's a very boyish twine so I am using this for the Creative Belli Blog challenge which is to use twine or raffia on your card.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A Colorful Furry Celebration

This card is a combination of these challenges:
One Stop Craft Challenge: Make a celebration card
All Sorts: Make a card using a furry friend
Pile it On: Use the colors blue, green and yellow
Mojo Monday: sketch
Papertake Weekly:Use either spots or stripes or both
Image: Dustin Pike "cupcake monkey"
Copics: Y11,E31,B21,YG09,110,R29,E57
Sentiment: $1 bin at Michael's
Embossing: Happy Birthday and Traffic Jam
Other: royal blue ink, pop dots, ribbon

Snowman Heart

I just love this image from Dustin Pike. He's part of the Tree Festival "Thank You" set. Click here to see how to get him and 29 other Dustin Pike images just for sending 6 cards to Dustin for a good cause. He needs the cards by November 1st so you have to act quickly.
I used this guy along with this weeks SPCC Color Combo which was Ruby Red, Bravo Burgundy and Creamy Caramel. I also used this week's CPS Sketch and the recipie from 2 Red Bananas which was to use a square on your card (I hope a rectangle is okay), the color red and three buttons. I won the buttons from Janet at the Corrosive Challenge. Thanks Janet! This is also for the Frosted Designs challenge which was to use something 3D or use pop dots...I used pop dots on the snowman and my buttons are my 3D item.
Image: Dustin Pike

Copics: YR04,E57,R29,110,B24,B21
Embossing: Snow Dots
Ink: Memento "Lady Bug"
Other: Scallop oval nesties, ribbon, pop dots

Monday, October 26, 2009

Bonnie Witch

This is a new FREE image from Alison at Stretch N Bubbles called Bonnie Witch. I colored her with my Copics using the colors for this week's Cuttlebug Challenge which was to use the colors purple, green and black and since it's the Cuttlebug challenge, you have to use some embossing on your card. I sort of followed the sketch from this week's Whimsy Stamp Challenge though Bonnie is a rectangle and if I had followed the sketch exactly, she would have been a circle. Also this week, the Kaboodle Doodle challenge is to make a spooky Halloween card. Okay, okay I know Bonnie sure isn't spooky but I added those spiders in the corner and they are SCARY! :)
Image: StretchNBubbles "bonnie witch"

Copics: E00,R00,E31,Y21,E93,E95,110,YG06,V17
Embossing: Houndstooth and Swiss Dots

Sunday, October 25, 2009

A Corrosive Shoe Dare

This card is for these challenges:
The Corrosive Challenge: Make a shaped card
Dare U to Digistamp: Make a shaped card and use a digi image
If the Shoe Fits: Use the colors blue, white and silver
Image: Softpencil "Bunny and me"

Copics: B000,B24,E31,V04,BG10,C1, Y21,E00,R00,E95,E93
Other: pop dots, silver cord, snowflakes embossing folder

Playdate Cafe Challenge #1

Check out the new challenge blog, the Playdate Cafe. Their challenge this week is to use the colors dark brown, black, dark grey and rust. I used this week's sketch from Mojo Monday which I rotated.
Card Details:
Image: Softpencil "We Made a Snowman"
Copics: 110,E08, E57,RV14,C1, C5
Embossing: Snow Dots and Swiss Dots
Sentiment: SU (2001)
Other: brown ribbon, pop dots, Memento "Tuxedo Black" ink

Friday, October 23, 2009

Just a Peachy, Whimsy Paperbloom

This is kind of a different card. I made it using my Wild Card Cartridge on my Cricut. I used these challenges:
Paperblooms: make a circle card
Whimsy Stamp Challenge: use embossing
Just Buggin: Make a card using a Cricut diecut
Peachykeen Stamps: use pink and brown, a stamped image, glitter and a ribbon
Card Details:
Image: Stamps and Smiles (I won it!)
Embossing: Snow Dots
Copics:RV11 RV00
Nesties: Circles
Die Cut: Wild Card 5.5" doily card cut on blackout
Ink: Memento "tuxedo black" and SU white from Samantha (thanks Samantha!)
Other: frosted lace stickles(snow) and cotton candy (hat)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Cardmaker Fall Crop- Day #2

There are several more challenges today on Cardmaker's Fall Crop. My challenge today was to make a tall card. Here's my example:
Please come on over to Cardmaker, join the site, and participate in this fun Fall Crop. I'll be posting my cards for today's other challenges as I complete them.

One of the other challenges today is a color challenge to make a card using brown, yellow, orange and red. I used the sketch from CPS Cardsketches.
Card details for the "birdie" card:
Image: pink Petticoat
Copics: E57,E55,Y21,G24,E31,E08
Embossing: Swiss dots
Ink: Tim Holz "antique linen"
Other: ribbon from stash

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fall Crop at Cardmaker Cardswap-Day #1

Today is the first day of the Fall Crop at Cardmaker Cardswap. For those of you who don't know, Cardswap is a super fun message board comprised of super talented ULTRA nice ladies. We all invite you to play along in this week's crop. Two challenges were posted today and several more will be posted through Friday. There are also games to play to get to know everyone better. Believe me, you will not regret joining in the fun at Cardswap.
Today's challenge was posted by my friend Margaret and it's called Tiny Treasures. The idea is to make a little treat holder using the diaper fold technique. I hope you go check out the site and join in the challenges. I'll be posting a challenge tomorrow as will several other ladies. In case you get lost when you click over there, scroll down the topics till you find "Fall Crop" click on that for all the games and challenges. Hope to see you there!
Here's what I made for the Tiny Treasures challenge:

SPCC #19 Winner

OH MY GOSH! Samantha at SP Color Combo chose my tea bag holder as the winner of the SPCC #19 challenge! I have a new button on my blog to showcase the honor. Thanks Samantha!

Color Dare #39

Hope you've been playing along with the Color Dare. We appreciate your participation and look forward to your creations each week. This week, the colors are: Tempting Turquois, Crushed Curry and Perfect Plum. As always, if you don't have these exact colors, use what you have that is close.
Check out the rest of the DT's blogs for more inspiration and be sure to link your creation on the Color Dare blog to be in the running for a guest DT spot.
Card Recipie:
Image: Pink Petticoat "little friends"
Embossing: Bloom Dots

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A Spoonful of Rusty Crushed Artichokes

WHAT?? Okay, that title was a stretch but this card is for this week's Spoonful of Sugar sketch challenge and the SPCC Color Combo Challenge which is really rust, crushed curry and always artichoke. I used ANOTHER free image from Alison at StretchNBubbles. This one is called Frog Prince. If you haven't visited her site to see her amazing FREE digi stamps, you are really missing out. I'm telling you, it's like Christmas everytime I visit her site. So thank you Alison!
Image: Stretch N Bubbles "Frog Prince"
Copics: Y15, G02, G07
Sentiment: Hero Arts "Thinking of You"
Other: Memento "bamboo leaves" ink and ribbon from my stash

Bananas for a Digital Tuesday Curtain Call

Yes, this card is for three challenges:
Digital Tuesday Challenge: Use a digital image and include something with wings
Curtain Call: Use the colors pumpkin pie, old olive, very vanilla and kraft
2 Red Bananas: sketch
Image: Pollycraft "Joyous" available as a digi for a limited time
Copics: E00,R00,E31,E33,E43,E55,R93,R95
Stamp: Stampabilities "thanks 02"
Ink: Memento "bamboo leaves" and brown pigment ink
Nesties: Scalloped rectangles
Other: Butterflies from my friend Gaye (thanks Gaye!)

Trick or Treat!

Lots of challenges having to do with Halloween this week so I combined as many as I could in this one project.
Color Chef: use the colors black, orange, purple and green
Secret Crafter: dig deep-use an old or not often used stamp
Ann's Creative Nook: use the colors green, purple, orange and black
One Stop Craft Challenge: Halloween
Pile It On: Halloween
Tuesday Taggers: Halloween
Corrosive Challenge: Halloween or just use black and orange
Cupcake Craft Challenge: something scary
Cuttlebug Challenge: Make a treat holder
I used my Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge to cut the template for this bag. I also used my circle Nesties and my scalloped circle Nesties. The stamp is an old SU one from about 2001 and is stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Back to it!

I had a fantastic weekend! My friend Chris came to visit from Chicago and we had the BEST time. You'll never guess what Chris gave me for my early birthday and Christmas present. A GYPSY! I could NOT believe it. I'm so excited!
Now it's time for me to get back to crafting. I feel so out of it, having not been logged on all weekend. I'm slowly catching up on all the awesome creations my blog friends have made over the weekend. You've all been very busy! In the meantime, I'm posting a picture of a gift tag I made for a swap at Cardmaker Cardswap. This swap was hosted by my friend Margaret. I made 14 of these and can't wait to see the tags I'm going to get back.
The image is from Dustin Pike and I colored it with my Copics. The snowflake is a punch I got on clearance last year at Michael's and the To From is from an old SU set. I also stickled the snowflake in case you can't see that in the picture.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Pals #12

This card is made with sketch #12 from Pals Paper Arts. I used another free image from Alison at Stretch N Bubbles.
Card Details:
Image: Stretch N Bubbles "coffee with cream"
Copics: E31,E57,E04
Sentiment: Hero Arts "friendship alphabet"
Embossing: Quick Kutz "small polka dots"
Other: brown pigment ink, scalloped circles nestie

Cookin' it up with Smiles

This week's challenge at Stamps N Smiles is a sketch which I used for this card. I also combined it with the Cooking It Up With Katie challenge which was a recipie challenge: put something cooked on the front, use buttons and have something on the inside. As you can see there is a bow on the bottom which is my favorite embellishment so I can use this for the Paper Play Challenge which was to use your fave embellie.
And I stamped the cupcakes on the inside-sorry for the bad pic-
Card Details:
Stamp: $ bin from Michael's
Copics: R00,E55,R29
Other: Ribbon and buttons from stash

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Flying to a Colorful October Christmas

This card is a combination of several challenges:
ABC Challenge: F is for flying (include anything that flies on your card- mine is a fairy)
Creative Inspirations: Christmas in October
Color Throwdown: Use the colors Baja Breeze, Dark brown or Black, and Sahara sand
Diedrich Dare: sketch
Card Details:
Image: Pollycraft "Precious"
Copics: E00,E31,E55,E57,R00,E93,E95,B21,B34,BG10
Ink: Pearlescent Sky Blue
Sentiment: SU!
Embossing: Swiss Dots, Snow Dots
Other: Dew drops, pop dots

A Gift Card Swap

I made these cute little gift card holders for a swap at Cardmaker hosted by my friend Jane. I used the tutorial found here. I adapted it a bit since I didn't have the thing Dawn uses to make the top of the purse. I think they turned out pretty cute. The flower in the top corner I made with my Cricut. I hope that counts for this week's Die Cuts R Us challenge which was to make your own embellishment. Using my Celebrations cartridge, I cut the bow for the present at 2 inches and 2.5 inches and put one of Jane's dew drops in the middle to make it look like a flower. I'm also entering this in this week's Just Buggin challenge which was to make something other than a card.
Paper: American Crafts and Bazzill
Stamp: Just Rite Stamp Set with Curlz font
Nesties: Scalloped Circles
Die Cuts: Celebrations cartridge "bow" cut at 2" and 2.5"
Other: Ribbon and dew drops

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Monochromatic Snowman

A couple of challenges have the theme of doing something Monochromatic this week. I hope I did this correctly. Not sure if the fact that I have white on my card throws off the whole monochrome thing or what. This is for these challenges:
Corrosive Challenge: sketch
The Cuttlebug Spot: Monochrome and embossing
Paperblooms: Monochrome
Crafty Creations: Use the color blue
Card Details:
Image: Dustin Pike "snow bird"
Copics: B29,B21, B000, 110
Embossing: snow dots, swiss dots
Other: ribbon, snowflake punch

Tea Time

This week's challenge at Cardmaker is to make a tea bag holder. I followed the instructions found here.
I used the colors from this week's SPCC Color challenge which were green galore, almost amethyst, cocoa and teal. I used a new free image from Stretch N Bubbles for the front of the card. There is another cup image available along with this one, the other one has whipped topping. :)
Card Details:
Image: Stretch N Bubbles "coffee cup"
Copics: BG75,V17,YG06,E57
Embossing: Swiss Dots, You Words
Other: Ribbon, bow easy and pop dots

A Tall Card

I had this post all ready to post on Thursday, complete with card details and somehow...not sure how...I deleted it. YES it asked me if I was sure I wanted to delete it and for some reason I clicked yes. I thought I was deleting a different post...GRRR So here is my new posting, with a lot fewer details because I no longer know what those details are! I do know that I did this card for several challenges:
CPS Challenge: sketch
CCEE: Tall card
Secret Crafter: Autumn colors
Curtain Call: Dusty Durango, Ruby Red, Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Moss
Image: Pink Petticoat

Color Dare #38

Great colors this week at the Color Dare! Are you ready for these ones: Crushed Curry, Taken with Teal, Melon Mambo and Basic Grey.
Check out the rest of the DT's creations on their blogs (listed on my sidebar) for even more inspiration. Be sure to play along and link your creation to be in the running for a guest DT spot!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Mix of Old and New

I pulled out an old SU Halloween stamp set to make this card. It was one of the first ones I bought back in 2003 or 2004 (I'm guessing) That's where the spider comes from. The web and the "trick or treat" comes from a new stamp set I got as blogcandy. I also used a little digi image of a mouse for this card. Here are the challenges that I used to help me make this card:
2 Red Bananas: use the colors purple, orange and black
Digital Tuesday Challenge: use a digi image and make a Halloween card
Spoonful of Sugar: Used their sketch
Papertake Weekly: a spooky Halloween card (spiders..EEK!)
Tuesday Taggers: use the digi mouse image
Just Buggin': Use a die cut that starts with the letter B ("bag" for my card)
It's frustrating to use this purple. I love the color but for some reason it photographs as a much more "blue" purple. Trust me, it's a very dark purple. :)
Card Recipie:
Images: web and trick or treat: Inkadinkadoo "halloween", Spider: SU!, Mouse: Delicious Doodles
Copics: R00,C5,V17,RV00,100
Die Cuts: Doodlecharms "bag" cut at 1"
Embossing folder: Swiss Dots
Other: pop dots, candycorn stickers

Mojo Dave

Here's Dave again. He's a free image over at Pollycraft. Follow the link and check out the sidebar on the right for a list of all the freebies. I combined Dave with this week's Mojo Monday sketch and the colors from Rosie and Dee's challenge which were coffee and cream with a cherry on top. It also works for the Cupcake Craft challenge which was to use a button and some stitching. My fake button has some fake stitching on it...that's my kind of sewing. :)
Card Recipie:
Images: Pollycraft "dave" and "buttons"
Copics: E31, E 55, E57, R29
Ink: Tim Holtz distress ink "Antique Linen"
Embossing: Cuttlebug "snow dots" and "swiss dots"
Other: pop dots and brown ribbon from stash

Monday, October 12, 2009


That's the name of this image from Pollycraft. It's available in digi format until October 26th. I made this card using the sketch from Aly's Sunday Challenge which is also the featured challenge for Pile it On. I used the colors from Pollycraft's challenge which were tangerine, turquois and chocolate. I also added some punched snowflakes for the Whimsy Stamp Challenge which was to use punches or die cuts.
Card Recipie:
Image: Pollycraft "Joyous"
Copics: BG02, BG10, BG72, E00, R00, E93,E95,E31,E55
Embossing Folder: Snow Dots
Nesties: Scalloped Squares
Other: snowflake punch, frosted lace stickles, brown ribbon

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Another Bonnie Card

I just love this new image from Alison at Stretch N Bubbles named Bonnie. You can pick it up for free at Alison's blog. I colored this Bonnie for this week's Dare U 2 Digistamp. The challenge this week is a color challenge...use black, white, yellow and orange along with a digital image. I thought this was a good Halloween color combo and Bonnie could be a girl in a retro Halloween costume so I used it for the Allsorts challenge which is to make a Halloween card. Also this week at the Stampin B's, the challenge is to make a gatefold card with a flower. The flower I used was a RAK from my friend Tracy at Cardmaker. The dewdrop in the middle of the flower is from my friend Jane at Cardmaker.
Card Recipie:
Image:Stretch N Bubbles "bonnie"
Copics:Y08,YR04,Y21,E31,E00, R00,E95, E93
Other: Flower from Tracy, dew drops from Jane

I was Featured!

I was scrolling through my comments today and got a big surprise. Samantha over at Scrapmaster's Paradise featured one of my color combo cards as one of her favorites. I'm totally honored! I have a new blinkie on my sidebar to show off my new honor. :) Here's the card that made the "favorites":
The color combo was to make a Christmas card with the colors Pixie Pink, Very Vanilla and Close to Cocoa. Never would have thought of that color combo for Christmas but I think it's a good one!
Thanks Samantha!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

A Dancing Lion

This is a free digi image from Dawn over at Lost in Paper Scraps. I think I say this about everything but...isn't he adorable?? I colored him with my Copics and pop dotted him on some scalloped circles that I cut with my Nesties. I used the colors from this week's SPCC Color Challenge which were Soft Suede, Not Quite Navy and Dusty Durango.
Card Recipie:
Image: Dawn "Dancing Lion"
Copics: B21, B24, E31, E33, E37,E55, E57,Y21 and 110
Sentiment: Hero Arts "Thinking of You"
Paper: Paper Pizazz "blue/brown dots"
Other: Scalloped Circles Nesties, pop dots, brown pigment ink

A Charming Bonnie Birthday Card

This is a new image from Alison at Stretch N Bubbles. Her name is Bonnie. Isn't she adorable? She's also FREE over at Alison's blog so go check her out. I made this card using the sketch from Our Creative Corner ( I rotated it ) and the theme from the One Stop Craft Challenge which was to make a birthday card. I also added a charm for this week's Cute Card Thursday challenge and I used brown for this week's Stamp Something Challenge.
Card Recipie
Image: Sketch N Bubbles "Bonnie"
Copics: E00,E55,E57,E33,E31,RV19,R00, YG06, YG09, E93,YG03,E95
Embossing: Bloom Dots
Sentiment: Stampabilities "Happy Birthday"
Other: brown pigment ink, pop dots and charm (from Lora!)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

A Colourful Snowman

Not really the snowman, but the card itself is an unusual color combination for a Christmas card, don't you think? These are the colors from this week's Colour Create Challenge which was to use red, black, white and yellow. I also used the sketch from Wednesday's Stamps and Smiles Challenge.
Card Details:
Image: Dustin Pike "Snow Broom"
Copics: YR 04, Y21, 110, R29, E43, C5, C1
Ink: Memento "lady bug" and "tuxedo black"
Embossing: Cuttlebug "snowflakes"
Other: popdots and snowflake punch

Trick or Treat

This is my final card for this week's Stamps and Smiles challenge week. Today's challenge was also a sketch. I used the colors from this week's Pals Paper Arts challenge which was to use Perfect Plum, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie. Since these seemed like good Halloween colors, I'm also using this card for the 2 Red Bananas challenge this week and Spoonful of Sugar challenge which were both to make a Halloween card.
For some reason, the very dark purple color I used is photographing blue. Not sure why that is but believe me, it is purple.
Card Details:
Die Cuts: Doodlecharms pumpkin 3/4 inch blackout
Stamp: SU
Ink: Memento "tuxedo black"

Monochromatic Giraffe

Here's another freebie image. This one is from Stretch N Bubbles. I'm using this week's Paper Blooms challenge which was to make a monochromatic card. Check out how Alison at Stretch N Bubbles colored her giraffe. It's amazing. I'd like to use the excuse that mine doesn't look that good because I was limited in my colors but really, I'm just not that good with my Copics...yet! :) This card uses Tuesday's Stamps and Smiles sketch.
Card Details:
Image: Stretch and Bubbles "giraffe"
Copics: B000, B21 and B34
Other:ribbon and blue ink

Dave the Reindeer

That's what this guy's name is. Isn't he adorable? He's from Pollycraft and he's a freebie! Check out the sidebar for all the freebies. "Dave" is week #7. I used the sketch from this week's Shirley's 2 Girls Challenge and you also had to add something metal to your card for this week's twist. I used the colors from Monday's Stamps and Smiles challenge which was to use Ruby Red, Old Olive, Creamy Caramel and Chocolate Chip.
Image: Pollycraft "Dave"
Copics: E31,E37,E43,RV00 and R29
Ink: Tim Holz distress ink "Antique Linen"

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Hoppy Wishes

That's the name of this digital stamp set from the Pink Petticoat. It fits in perfectly with this week's Dietrich Dare which is an inspiration challenge based on some super cute froggie cupcakes! I used the sketch from this week's Creative Inspirations.
Card Details:
Image: Pink Petticoat "hoppy wishes"
Embossing: Quick Kutz "retro squares" and Cuttlebug "hearts"
Copics: RV00, YG03,B21
Die Cuts:Cricut Doodlecharms heart cut at 1 inch
Sentiment: Stampendous "Flower chat"
Ink: Memento "bamboo leaves"

Kaboodle Throwdown

I combined the Kaboodle Doodle challenge, which was a sketch, with the Color Throwdown this week which was to use the colors kraft, olive, dark brown and dark yellow. Those are very Autumn-y colors so I also used this card for the Tuesday Taggers challenge.
Card Recipie:
Image: Dustin Pike "birdbath"
Copics: YG03,G24,YR04,110,Y00,Y08,C1, Y11,E37,E31,B000 and E43
Sentiment: Stampendous "flower chat"
Other: Brown pigment ink, pop dots
Embossing: swiss dots
Nesties: Scalloped ovals

Color Dare #37

This week's Color Dare is a fun one. The colors are: Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie, Creamy Caramel and Always Artichoke.
I used an image from Dustin Pike called "Sleepy Bear" and colored it with my Copics. Then I cut it out and pop dotted it onto the card. I also used my Swiss Dots embossing folder and the Scalloped Squares Nestabilities.
Hope you'll join in the Color Dare this week. If you don't have the SU colors listed above, use what you have that is close. Be sure to link your entry on the Color Dare blog for your chance to be chosen as a guest designer. Also, be sure to check out the blogs of the rest of the DT for some awesome inspiration.

A Mojo Curtain Call

The colors from this week's Curtain Call are Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Lavender Lace, Tempting Turquois and Whisper White. I combined those colors with this week's Mojo Monday sketch.
Card Recipie:
Image: Pink Petticoat "little friends"
Embossing: QuickKutz "retro squares" and Cuttlebug "swiss dots"
Copics: E31,110,G24,BG02,V17,Y11 and E43
Other: Dew Drops, ribbon from stash

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Peachykeen Snowball

I got this image from's a freebie called Cherry Kisses Snowball (f0llow the link and check out the sidebar for a list of all the freebies offered by Pollycraft). I used the sketch from Papertake Weekly and the recipie from Peachykeen Stamps Challenge which was to use blue and purple, three snowflakes, a stamped image (my snowflakes are my stamped image) and a greeting. I'm also using it for the Die Cuts R Us Challenge which is to color the main image. I colored my image with Copics.
Card Recipie:
Digital Image: Pollycraft Cherry Kisses "Snowball" freebie
Stamped Image: SU snowflakes and sentiment
Copics: E00,E02,V04,B000,B21,B34,Y21,E31, E37 and C1
Ink: Dew Drop "pearlescent sky blue"
Other: Ribbon from stash and popdots for sentiment box

Jazzy Inspirations #20

The colors for this week's Jazzy Inspirations are: black, white and purple.
Card Recipie:
Image: Sketching Stamper "flower vase" freebie
Copics: V17, 110
Embossing: Swiss Dots
Other: Ribbon from stash

Monday, October 5, 2009

For the Birds

That's the theme of this week's challenge at Cardmaker Cardswap. Make a card with a bird as the focus. I used this image from Dawn Moore called "standing bird" it's a freebie. I combined this challenge with the Cupcake Craft challenge which was to make a thank you card, the Color Chef challenge which was to use the colors black, white, bright pink and orange and I used the CCEE challenge theme which was to make a round card.
Card Recipie:
Image: Dawn Moore "standing bird"
Card shape: Wildcard cartridge "doiley"
Nestabilities: scallop circles
Sentiment: Flowerchat
Ink: Memento "tuxedo black"
Embossing: swiss dots
Other: pop dots and ribbon