Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Off the Edge

Good Evening, I am running a little behind with my card today. 
Over on the ABC Christmas Challenge Blog we have kicked of a new challenge.
The theme this time around is.
O - Off the edge

For my card I have selected one of my favorite snowflakes from Hero Arts and chosen to run it off the edges of the card. The image was stamped with Distress Inks and embossed with holographic embossing powder to give it a ton of holiday sparkle.
Because the image looked a little out of place on its own, I have hand drawn a border around the edge using Distress Markers to ground it. A simple sentiment and a few gems finished it all off.

I hope that you will join us with your own wonderful creations.
We have been generously sponsored for this challenge by

One lucky Random winner will win 7 Digi images for their choice

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

N for Not A Card

Good Morning, I hope that you are all having a wonderful summer. It is hard to believe that we are already half way through the year, Christmas will be here before you know it.
Over on the ABC Christmas Challenge Blog we have a new challenge starting today.
This time around our theme is
N for Not a Card

 I opted to make a little tag for this challenge. I have stamped and embossed the snowflake background before inking with Distress inks. Then I layered on some torn paper snowbanks and the Tim Holts diecut reindeer which was embellished with some tinsel and a little gem.
A simple post card transfer and some ribbon with a little charm finish it all off.
I hope that you will join in on the fun, we have been generously sponsored by Wendy at
All Dressed Up.
Winner will receive two free digis of their choice
from Wendy’s Etsy shop

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

It's a Happy Holiday

Good Morning, I am hear to tell you about the new theme that we have  over on the
This time our challenge is:
H for Happy Holiday/Christmas!

(Use a sentiment with the word Happy)

I decided to have a go at a card with a somewhat vintage feel to it.  This is one of the Tim Holtz Christmas Blueprints that he introduced last year and I have coloured it up using Distress inks. Just a touch of platinum stickles around the edge and a few little copper gears finish it off.

The sponsor for the H challenge is our very own Lacey 
and her store Stamp and Create

with an awesome prize of 

I hope that you will join us with your own Happy Holiday creations.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

F for Frosty

Good evening, I am running a little late today as the internet was not working properly last night so I could not schedule a post in advance.
Today over on the ABC Christmas Challenge we have a new theme that started today.
F for Frosty
I always think that Icy/Frosty themes are a perfect excuse to get inky and just play.  I've pulled out some of my favorite snowy themed stamps and I've done just that.
The card base is one that I picked up at a local stamp shop.  I've stamped the main background with a large stamp from Hero Arts before embossing and inking with Distress inks. The larger snowflake is also Hero Arts and it has been trimmed with a touch of stickles and a fancy gem from my stash to add a bit of icy sparkle.  
We have been generously sponsored by
Prize - a $10.00 Gift Certificate for Sweet Stamp Store manufactures artistic rubber stamps on cling cushion for use with acrylic blocks. We carry a variety of stamping and paper crafting goodies like our own Shades dye inks, metal embossing plates, embossing folders, cutting & embossing dies (Our very own SweetCuts Dies, Cheery Lynn, Marianne, Joy! and Nellie's), fine detail embossing powders, specialty cardstock and vellum along with supplies for parchment crafting. 
I hope that you will join in the fun. Can't wait to see what you created.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

C for Colourful Christmas

Good Morning.  I hope you are all staying warm and having a great week. I am back today to share my card for the ABC Christmas Challenge. The theme this time is
C for Colourful
This cutie from Kraftin' Kimmie stamps was begging to be used for this challenge. I love colouring her up, the brighter the better. I have paper pieced the gift wrap for that cheery package that she is standing on and matched the image with some Basic Grey papers from my stash.
We have generously been sponsored for this challenge by

Who are offering one lucky participant 4 Images of the winners choice.

Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa
Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical rubber and digital images inspired by her kids and family. Meljen's Designs has a new challenge every Thursday, and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog. Please visit the adorable line of Meljen's Designs stamps at our store HERE to browse all of Melissa's lovely designs! You can also see Melissa's exclusive rubber stamps at her corner of Whimsy Stamps, too!  Don't forget to join Meljen's Designs on Facebook HERE to take advantage of special sales and promotions that are just for her facebook fans!
Be sure to stop by our challenge blog to see the rest of the DT inspiration cards and then I hope that you will join us with your own bright and happy cards.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Snow Hearts for You!

Hi All! Today marks the start of a new Stamp and Create with Magnolia Challenge and this time our theme is HeartsTilda has been out playing in the snow that Mother Nature saw fit to deliver us the other day and she has come up with a Snowheart to share with you.
I have played around with my Distress Ink pens and a water brush, a medium that I have not used often. After a couple of attempts I have even managed to create something that  I felt comfortable putting on a card.
Once my image dried, I added some Stickles, Perfect Pearls and Liquid Applique to add some dimensional detail. The papers are some oldies but some goodies that I found in my stash. I now have a card that is ready to pop in the mail.
I hope that you will join us for the challenge, Lacey is kindly offering one lucky participant a chance to win 1 free Magnolia Stamp of their choice. Be sure to stop by the challenge blog to see what the rest of the DT has created to inspire you.


Friday, January 2, 2015

New Beginnings

Hello, I hope that you have all had a wonderful holiday season and that you have managed to stay healthy given all of the nasty bugs that have been going around.

 Today marks the start of another great challenge over on the Stamp and Create withMagnolia blog. Our theme this week is
Banners, Bunting, Flags

This card features Delivery from Heaven, a sweet image that was perfect for a new beginning and it will also be perfect the next time that there is a new baby girl to welcome.  The papers are a combination of Basic Grey and My Mind Eye that worked perfectly together and they have been accented with a generous dose of Stickles and some Wild Orchid flowers.

 I hope that you will join us with your own creations.

Stamp and Create carries a wide range of Magnolia stamps at some of the lowest prices!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Y for Your Family

Good Morning, I can't believe that we are only a few weeks away now from Christmas.  How is your shopping coming along.?  If you are still working franticly to finish off a few last minute Christmas cards then you will need to pop on over to the ABC Christmas Challenge where we are starting with a new theme today.
Y for Your Family
The challenge is to make a card for a specific member of your family.
I have coloured up this little Magnolia sweetie to match a card base that I assembled with some of the scraps that were on my desk. The papers are bold and busy so I have added only a dimensional poinsettia sticker to embellish and a simple sentiment indicating who the card is for finished it all off.
I hope that you will join us for the challenge.
We are generously sponsored for this time around by Fred She Said who are offering a $10 gift voucher for one lucky participant.
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Very Merry Christmas

Good evening, we are getting close to that magical time of the year and we have another great theme for you over on the ABC Christmas Challenge Blog.
This fortnight our theme is
V for Very Merry Christmas
I was having some play time with my Tim Holtz products the other week and this Santa image was one of the end results.  I liked it so I have matted it all up and added a few embellishments and a
Very Merry sentiment to create a vintage card. I think that I may have to go back and hit the poinsettia with with some distress ink and a dauber to age it a bit, it just seems a little too new.
I hope that you will stop by and join us for the challenge.
We are being sponsored this challenge by:
 who have offered up a $10.00 Gift Certificate for the Sweet Stamp Store
Remember, you MUST use the words "Very Merry Christmas to qualify for the challenge.
If you don't have one our teammate Samantha has created some for you and they are available on the main challenge blog.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Good Morning, I am back today to tell you about the wonderful new challenge theme that we have for you over on the ABC Christmas Challenge blog. The theme this time around is
S for Something Festive
We are joined by a new sponsor for this challenge.
Freckled Fawn has generously provided a $15 gift card for one lucky participant.
Freckled Fawn also generously provided some of our Design Team with some wonderful embellishments to use for this challenge.
When I first saw the embellishments that had been provided I wondered how I would create a festive Christmas Card, none of the embellishments were typically seasonal.
For my image I opted to colour up this sweet image from LOTV as I felt that it would go with the washi tape and I picked colours for my image from the cute little arrows. The row of bling and the rub on numbers were additional elements from our sponsor.
When my card was finished I realized that you don't need traditional seasonal embellishments for a Christmas Card after all.