Thursday, January 29, 2015

Bugaboo Brats Bugs

Hi all.... I created this card using this adorable image from Bugaboo Stamps called Bugaboo Brats Bugs. 
 

 I started with a dark blue card base and added a piece of pink pindot patterned paper backed in white card stock.  I punched a piece of white cardstock using an eyelet lace border punch.  I added a piece of pink pindot paper backed in dark blue card stock to it. I also added a piece of white ribbon with a small knot at the top .  I colored the image using Spectrum Noir pens and backed it in dark blue and white card stock.  I added 3 snowflake pearls under the image.

I am entering this card into the following challenges....

Without Words: Dreaming of Spring

Crafts Galore Encore Challenge: Anything Goes

Penny's Paper Crafty: Anything Goes

Simon Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes

In The Pink: Pink and Pearlie

Love To Create: Ribbon, Pearls and Favorite Valentine Colors

Sister Act Card Challenge: Anything Goes

Spectrum Noir: Anything Goes

Kit and Clowder: Anything Goes

 
Image
Bugaboo Stamps Bugaboo Brats Bug Digital Stamp
 
Paper
Nicole Crafts Dark Blue Card Stock
Recollections Pink Pindot Patterned Paper
White Card Stock
 
Embellishments
Darice 3/8" White Ribbon
Queen & Co Snowflake Pearls
 
Tools
Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Border Punch
 
Coloring Tools
Spectrum Noir Pens
DR3, IG6, TB9, PP5, FS3, PP1, PP3, GB8, GB10, BT2, DG2, CG1
 


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Teddy Bear Love

Hi all.... well, we had another snow day here in Maine.  But it finally has stopped and it looks like my kids might actually make it back to school tomorrow.  But I was happy to have another day with them home and I even spent a little time being crafty and made this birthday card.
 
The sketch I used is from the current "take your pick" challenge at Papertake Weekly.  I ended up rotating the sketch so that the text would be on the side instead of the bottom.
 
 
To create my card I started with a 5 x 5 card base.  I added a piece of blue plaid patterned paper backed in white card stock. I cut a piece of red and white star patterned paper mimicking the shape on the sketch and layered that onto the blue plaid.  I embossed a small rectangle of lightning blue card stock using a dot embossing folder, backed it in white card stock and added it to the bottom of the red and white star paper. I punched a piece of white card stock using an eyelet lace border punch, added a piece of red ribbon to it and placed it going down the card. The image I used is Teddy Bear Love from Belles n Whistles. I colored it using Spectrum Noir pens and backed it in red and white card stock.  I decided to place the image at an angle on the card so that more of the shape of the paper behind would show.  I layered a white paper flower onto a blue paper flower and added a red goosebump to the center. I added the flower to the bottom corner of the image.  I stamped the sentiment "happy birthday" directly onto the blue plaid paper at the top corner of the card and added 3 red goosebumps under the sentiment.  I also added 3 more red goosebumps at an angle to the top corner of the image.
 

 
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
 
 
Make My Monday: Bright and Cheery Colors
 
The Paper Shelter: Layers and Lots of Them
 
Craft Horders Anonymous: Choose Your Challenge - Markers, Ribbon, Punching, Stamping, Embossing, Bling and Flowers
 
 
Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes
 
 
Penny's Paper Crafty: Anything Goes
 
Crafty Catz: Oh My Teddies
 
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes
 
The Pink Elephant: Anything Goes
 
My Creative Moments: Anything Goes
 
Sweet Stampin: Cute and Cuddly
 
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge: Anything Goes with a Twist.....Add Layers
 
Crazy 4 Challenges: Make a Card with Opposites on it  (warm color - red and cool color - blue)
 
 
Spectrum Noir: Anything Goes
 
Kit and Clowder: Anything Goes
 
 
 
Image
Belles n Whistles Teddy Bear Love Rubber Stamp
 
Sentiment
Stampendous Birthday Wish Rubber Stamp Set
 
Papers
Coredinations Red Card Stock
The Paper Studio The Basics Paper Pad - Blue Plaid Patterned Paper
Red Star Patterned Paper
Coredinations Blue Lightening Card Stock
White Card Stock
 
Embellishments
Studio G White Paper Flower
Studio G Blue Paper Flower
Queen & Co Red Twinkle Goosebumps
Darice Basic Expressions Red 3/8" Ribbon
 
Tools
Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Border Punch
Cuttlebug
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Dots
 
Coloring Tools
Spectrum Noir Pens
PP1, FS2, DR3, GB8, TB3 

 


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Snowy Hug Tilda

I used Snowy Hug Tilda from Magnolia Stamps to create this easel card. I love snowmen this image has to be one of my most favorite snowman images. 
 

For the front of my card I started with a pink 5x5 card base.  I added a piece of pink and white dot patterned card stock that I backed in white card stock.  I colored the image using Spectrum Noir pens and backed it in pink and white card stock.  My fence is Magnolia Lovely Fence Doohickey Die cut out of white card stock. I just love the little hearts that run along the tops of the fence posts.  I decided to add the fence at an angle to the bottom front of the card.  Then I punched 2 snowflakes from white card stock and 2 smaller snowflakes from pink card stock.  I layered the snowflakes, added a pink gem to the center of each and added one to the upper corner of the image and the other just above the fence on the opposite side of the image. I also added 2 pink gems to the snowman for buttons.
 
For the inside of my card I again started with a pink card base. I added a smaller piece of pink and white dot patterned card stock backed in white card stock to the bottom half of the inside.  I stamped the sentiment on white card stock and backed it in pink and white card stock. I punched another snowflake out of white card stock and a smaller snowflake from pink card stock.  I layered them and added a pink gem to the center and added it to the corner of my sentiment.  I added 3 more pink gems to the bottom corner of the inside of my card.  I added diamond stickles to the snowflakes and to the snow on the snowman's broom.
 
 
I am entering this card into the following challenges.....
 
Papertake Weekly: Take Your Pick - Technique Theme - Easel Card
 
Magnolia-licious Challenge: Winter Fun with Doohickey Dies
 
Loves Rubber Stamps: Pink and Girly
 
Crafting Musketeers: Hats or Valentines (winter hats on both Tilda and the snowman)
 
 
 
The Glory of Christmas: Spots and/or Stripes
 
Eureka Stamps: Hearts (on the tops of the fence posts)
 
 
Shabby Tea Room: Forecast Freezin!
 
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes
 
Dream Factory: Ice Age
 
Totally Tilda and Friends: Easel, Stepper or Joy Fold Card
 
The Pink Elephant: Anything Goes
 
My Creative Moments: Anything Goes
 
Suzy Bees Bloomin' Challenge: Anything Goes with a Twist....Add Layers
 
Sentimental Sundays: Anything Goes
 
The Ribbon Girl: January Magnolia Only challenge - Seeing Spots
 
Pile It On: Hearts and/or Flowers (hearts on the fence posts)
 
Simply Magnolia: Anything Goes
 
Completely Christmas: Anything Goes with a Twist.... Christmas Card for a Child
 
Winter Wonderland: Only 1 Designer Paper
 
Daring Card Makers: You Can Leave Your Hat On  (winter hats on both Tilda and snowman)
 
 
Wags N Whiskers: Hearts (hearts on top of the fence posts)
 
 
 
Open Minded Crafting Fun: Movie Inspiration (taken from The Santa Clause 3 when the girl in the snow globe hugs the snowman and the snowman turns pink)
 
Creatalicious: Winter
 
Paradise of Magnolia:  2 or More Characters
 
Time for Magnolia: Let It Snow
 
 
Spectrum Noir: Anything Goes
 
 
Image
Magnolia Stamps Snowy Hugs Tilda Rubber Stamp
 
Sentiment
Studio G Merry Little Christmas Rubber Stamp
 
Paper
The Paper Company Pink Card Stock
American Crafts Pink and White Dot Patterned Card Stock
White Card Stock
 
Embellishments
Diamond Stickles
Darice Light Pink Gems
 
Tools
Magnolia Lovely Fence Doohickey Die
Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch
Martha Stewart Snowflake Corner Punch
 
Coloring Tools
Spectrum Noir Pens
PP1, PP3, IG2, FS2, GB8, GB10, OR1, EB2
 
 
 
 


Ice Fishing Penguin

Hi all..... Hope everyone is having a safe and warm day.  We are in the middle of a blizzard here in Maine.  We are expected to get at least 2 feet of snow before this is done.  YUCK!! I am so ready for summer!! But a snow day is a perfect excuse to spend some time being crafty. So I spent the morning with my kiddos and then snuck off for a couple hours and made a couple cards. 
 
A view out my kitchen door earlier today.


 
Anyway enough about the storm and a little about my card....
 
In my church we have a lot of guys who love to fish.  So this freebie image from Deedee's Digis was the perfect image to create a card for one of them.  I started with a dark blue card base and added a piece of blue patterned paper backed in white card stock.  I colored the image using Spectrum Noir pens and backed it in dark blue and white card stock.  The sentiment is also part of the freebie from Deedee's Digis.  I also backed that in dark blue and white card stock.  I punched four snowflakes from white card stock and added them to my card.  I added diamond stickles to the ice on the image and the snowflakes.


I am entering this card into the following challenges.....

Deedee's Digi of the Month Challenge: Ice Fishing

Dream Factory: Ice Age

Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes

Shabby Tea Room: Forecast Freezin!

My Creative Moments: Anything Goes

Spectrum Noir: Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge: Anything Goes

Kit and Clowder: Anything Goes

Corrosive Challenge: Winter Blues

 
Image & Sentiment
Deedee's Digis Ice Fishing Penguin Digital Freebie
 
Paper
The Paper Studio The Basics Patterned Paper Pad - Blue
White Card Stock
Recollections Cape Cod Card Stock Pack - Dark Blue
 
Embellishments
Diamond Stickles
 
Tools
Martha Stewart Snowflake Corner Punch
 
Coloring Tools
Spectrum Noir Pens
EB2, GB10, OR1, IG6, TB3
 
 


Monday, January 26, 2015

Linda's New Year Giveaway

Hi all.... hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  No card from me today but I do want to share with you about this giveaway......  Linda Levoir is giving away this group of 12 rubber stamps......



So what do you have to do for a chance to win this amazing and generous giveaway? Well... check out Linda's blog to find out more.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Edward Elephant Flower

Hi all..... today is the last day for the Bugaboo Stamps Birthday Bash over at Catch The Bug Challenges.  Today's challenge is a recipe challenge..... pick your favorite circus treat (of the 5 listed) and use the recipe attached to the treat.  So what is my favorite circus treat? Well... COTTON CANDY of course! So since I chose cotton candy my recipe was.... USE FLOCK AND THE 
COLORS PINK AND YELLOW. 

To create my card I used the following sketch from the current challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack. I flipped it to as I thought that for my card the sentiment would work much better on the opposite side of the image than what the sketch was set up for.

I started with a light pink card base and added a piece of yellow and white dotted paper. I punched a piece of white card stock using an eyelet lace border punch and added it to a strip of light pink card stock then added a piece of white ribbon across the center of it. I added this to the bottom of my card. I layered a yellow paper daisy onto a white paper daisy, added a pink goosebump  to the center and added it to the ribbon.  I colored my image using Spectrum Noir pens.  I backed the sentiment and the image with light pink card stock.  To added white flocking to each of the white dots on the background paper.


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Catch The Bug: Birthday Bash Day 7 - Recipe Challenge - Cotton Candy:use flock, pink and yellow

Winter Wonderland: Only 1 Designer Paper

Jo's Scrap Shack: Sketch

Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes

Penny's Paper Crafty: Anything Goes

Kit and Clowder: Anything Goes

Spectrum Noir: Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge: Anything Goes



Image
Bugaboo Stamps Edward Elephant Flower Digital Stamp

Sentiment
Stampendous Birthday Wish Rubber Stamp Set

Paper
American Crafts Yellow Dots Card Stock
The paper Company Light Pink Card Stock
White Card Stock

Embellishments
Inkadinkado White Flocking
Prima White Paper Daisy
Studio G yellow Paper Daisy
Darice Basic Expressions White Ribbon
Queen & Co Pink Goosebump 

Tools
Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Border Punch

Coloring Tools
Spectrum Noir Pens
OR1, IG1, IG2, PP1, PP3, DG2, CT1, CT2