Archive for April 30, 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 309 – 30th of April – Add a Charm/Use Metal


Our new challenge: C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 309 – 30th of  April – Add a Charm/Use Metal. I was doing some Copic colouring the other day and decided to make a non Christmas/winter stamp into one. I was also playing around with some of my favourite colours. I love the aqua blues, and they look great with pinks, purples, greens, and blues. I coloured Bugaboo’s – Beautiful Fairy in blue tones, for a “cool” winter feel. I then cut her out using Spellbinder’s  - A2 Filigree Delight, and backed it using a similar blue toned paper. To finish my card, I added a sentiment I cut out from paper from my stash, added three snowflakes, and topped the sentiment with a bronze bow charm. I think she makes a beautiful “snow fairy”.


Bugaboo Stamps is one of my all time favorite digi stamp companies. They are sponsoring this challenge, please support them.They post a freebie stamp every Friday, and new works every Tuesday.

Our Challenge runs from April 30th until May 6th.

I entered my card into the following challenges:

Little Red Wagon Challenge # 287 – “B”elieve It! (blue butterfly beauty)

Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge – White with one color (blue)

Papertake Weekly – Take Your Pick (Colour theme White Plus One – blue)

Crafty Boots Challenge – Things with Wings

Scrappy Hands – Blue and White

Catch the Bug – Photo Inspiration (girl dressed in blue holding something)

UPDATE: I won prize from Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Winner of 3 Free Images from Sammie Stamps.


Stampin’ Up Stippled Blossoms

I just received the Stampin’ Up Stippled Blossoms and made up a couple a cards and matching envelopes. I got my design ideas from You Tuber’s Brandys Cards and Illeana29.

For the envelopes, I started by masking off the envelop front so no stamping overage would occur. Using the detailed large rose stamp I inked it and rotated the stamp each time. I finished by stamping a single rose on the front.

Card 1 – I repeated the same large rose stamping over a 4 x 5.25 panel. Next I embossed a white strip and adhered across the front panel. For the sentiment I used a stamp and matching label die by JustRite.

roses 1

Card 2 – I used the two stamp combo to create the flowers and leaves. On a separate piece of card stock, I stamped flowers and leaves, that I then fussy cut out and layered onto the first stamped roses to add dimension. Finally I layered the front panrl with matching card stock and adhered on the card front.

roses 3 roses 2

Challenges I entered:

Card Mania Challenge CMC#67 – flowers

The Artistic Stamper April’s Creative Challenge -Flora & Fauna

Sugar and Betty – Anything Goes or Layers

Simply Papercraft – Anything Goes or Lots of Layers (card 2 design)

Sisterhood of Crafters  -  Monochromatic

Cards in Envy – Pink

UPDATE: Oe of my cards was selected as a “In the Mailbox” at Cards in Envy – Pink

roses 2 badge_spotlightartist pink


C.R.A.F.T. – Challenge 308 – 23rd of April – Make your own Embellishment


This week’s C.R.A.F.T Challenge is to make your own embellishments. I currently am on a kick making Christmas cards as I have 200 to make by December. I chose to make a fancy sentiment card using one of the fabulous sentiments from our Sponsor Sweet ‘n Sassy StampsJesus is the Reason Christmas Sentiments Digital Stamp Set. There are 9 different sentiments – perfect for both the inside, or in this case, outside of your card.

create sassy

Products I used:
Broken China Dstress ink
Sweet n Sassy – Jesus is the Reason Christmas Sentiments
Ribbon and gem button from my stash (my bow is my hand-made embellishment)
Spellbinders – A2 Tranquil Moments Dies & Twisted Metal Tags And Accents Dies

Please join us. The challenge runs from April 23rd to April 29th.

 Please support our Sponsors!

Sweet n Sassy

I entered this card into the following:

Scrapbooker PhD Challenge#22 – Focus On A Sentiment

Southern Girls – Challenge #110 – Get Wordy (include words, sentiments, quotes, journalling)

The Glory of Christmas – Challenge 57 – Use a digi stamp


Challenge 57 at The Glory of Christmas is to Use a digi stamp. I love digi stamps because you can resize to fit almost anything. To start, I coloured my Holly Framed Penguin stamp by Dilly Beans with Copic markers. Next using my SSS – Holiday Frames Die, I cut out the frame and backed it with my image, and also added piece of red card stock behind the word – Christmas. I layered it on some Christmas paper from my stash.

penguin frame


Our challenge runs from April 19 until May 1st. Please join us!

I entered this card into the following challenges:

Suzy Bee’s Bloomin’ Challenge - anything goes /use a die or punch

Chocolate, Coffee, & Cards Challenge – Use a diecut

C.R.A.F.T. – Challenge 307 – 16th of April – Christmas

DTbadgeThis week over at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 307 we are looking for a Christmas themed card. For my card, I used a Digi Stamp called Rudolph n Santa by Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps. I started by printing the image out on 4.25 x 5.5 card stock. Next I coloured the image with Copic markers. I die cut the trees in the background using Impression Obsession (IO) - Fir Tree Border. I layered the image on patterned paper from my stash. I added two of the three trees from IO - Fir Trees and a sticker sentiment and snowflakes from Dollar Tree,


This challenges runs from April 16th until April 22nd. Please join us!

Thank you to our Sponsor Stitchy Bear’s Digi Outlet. Please support our sponsors, without them, we wouldn’t be able to offer our wonderful prizes.

I entered this card into the following challenges:

Holly Jolly Christmas – Trees

Christmas Card Challenge 19 – Travel Theme

UPDATE: I won Christmas Card Challenge 19 – Travel Theme

Weekly Winner