Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Ready for some caroling?

Wouldn't this be fun to sing with this trio of snowmen?  I bet they are really cool! :o)  This week at Tuesday Morning Sketches we have an awesome sponsor, MelJen's and this fun sketch..that i've decided to use for most of my sketches this week!

For this card i am using Caroling Snowmen from MelJen's:
Here is Tuesday Morning awesome sketch made by Theresa!
Tuesday Morning Sketches sponsor this week is MelJen's:
Copics used:
snowmen- YR000, 00, R14, 20, C1, CB
pink- R81, 83, 85
aqua- BG10, 11, 13
red- R14, 37
holly- Yg03, R37
star- Y11, 21
nose/buttons- E59

City Crafter- 3 + 1 papers 

I'll hold your place- Bookmark

This week at {Pin}spirational challenges we have a photo with cupcakes and what looks like a sports theme..but as always..you can interpret the challenge photo based on color too..shape..etc...pretty open.

Based on the challenge photo, i decided to make a corner bookmark using Back to School Billy from Pink Cat Studio :
Here is the {Pin}spirational photo:
Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, R14, 20
hair- E34, 37
hat/crayon/lunchbox- YG03, 17
shirt/apple/lunchbox- R14, 37
shoes- E37
pants- E81, 33
book- BG1, 13
yellow- star/book/crayon- Y21

{Pin}spirational challenge sponsor this week is Pink Cat Studio:

Crafty Sentiments- Seeing Stars
Tuesday Throwdown- Team Spirit..i am going with the baseball cap
Party Time Tuesdays- Anything Goes

Swinging by with a "Thank you"

Twist of Faith challenge theme for you this week is:

Harvest Time/Thanksgiving

Your card creation should depict a Harvest .... be it in celebration of Thanksgiving (particularly for our northern hemisphere friends!) or perhaps a country/farm creation .... something that reminds us that our bountiful tables and bellies are filled by others who work the land!  Remember our 'twist of faith' your creation should also include a scripture, or quote or an uplifiting sentiment that suits this week's theme.

"I thank God for you whenever I think of you.
I always have joy whenever I pray for you." 
                           Philippians 1:3-4 NLV

the above scripture is a share, or for inspiration.  Please use any scripture that offers a message fitting of our theme...

Here is my card for this week using Raggedy Girl Swing  from Stamp Art Design:
 Twist of Faith's sponsor this week is:
  StampArt Design by Kathryne! The random prize winner will receive their choice of 4 images from the SADK collection available at Whimsy Stamps ... wonderful! Twist of Faith challenges is thrilled to have  StampArt Design by Kathryne as a sponsor because we love the images and sentiments!
Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, R14,20
hair- E97, 99, 07
jumper- B24, 26, 28, CB
shirt- E81, 3, 33
swing- E33, 34, 37, 29
rope- E41, 43
flowers, leaves- YR12, 04, YG03

Can you digi it?- Giving thanks
Celebrate the Occasion- Fall
Cards and More- Herbst/Halloween

Monday, October 29, 2012

It's your last chance

Every month Digital Delights offers a Monthly special..and i just love the image this month and was able to make a complete card for the Digital Delights blog.  Just so you know the special ends this week Thursday..so if you want this special now is the time to get it at these prices!

Here is the info from the Digital Delights store: (Link to the images)

Our bargains are introduced each Friday and are available at special pricing for one month, thereafter they will be available at normal retail price in the store.
We would love to see your "Build a card" creation.
Send your completed creation to loubyloocreations@sbcglobal.net
Here is what i did with this grouping of images from this month, girl image name is Post Girl Pat:
Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00 R14, 20
hair- YR21, 23
hat/dress- R81, 83, 85
red- R35, 37, 39
skates/belt- C1, 5, 7
wreath- YG03, R83, 85
shading on mailbox- R35, 37, 39 (the mailbox was printed on red paper and cut out and then shaded)
Liquid applique on fur and heat activated, Memory box Frosty border die

Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT- I need a P (things starting with the letter P) (Pink dress, post box, image name Pat.)
Die Cuttin Divas- Anything goes- used Memory Box Frosty Border 
Fashionista Challenge- Anything goes

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Christmas Nativity Ornament

My third week at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge blog and i wanted to make something really special for this challenge and i hope i inspire you to make something like this.

Here is the challenge:
This week’s challenge is going to be so much fun!  We can’t wait to see what you create!
This week's challenge is a…
“Not Just An ORDINARY Card!”
For this weeks challenge you will create a card that is out of the ordinary and not traditional!  No FLAT cards allowed!  This week's card should pop-up, stand up, turn into a box, slide, twist, etc...!  
You will have from now until midnight (EST) November 3rd, 2012 to complete this challenge and post a DIRECT LINK  on your blog post in order to be entered into the drawing for this week's fabulous prize donated by:
PRIZE:  Winner’s Choice of 3 Digis!  

Here is my project using Christmas Nativity from Jellypark:
I used two spellbinders dies (ovals int he back) and two Memory box dies (doily buckle and floral wreath)  I also made a pleated medallion behind the image by punching a large MS eyelet border punch and making an accordion fold.  I added a Tim Holtz Christmas charm.

Please join us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge Blog to see the amazing DT creations!

Our Sponsor at Stamptacular, Birdie Brown:
Challenges 4 Everybody- Anything Goes 
Fussy and Fancy- Anything Goes

Friday, October 26, 2012

A Day at the Races

Well, not quite what you thought, right?  Not black and white checkered flag...but a pretty card with a sparkly dress and lots of glitz?  I guess more like "My Fair Lady" races...but for Christmas...oh what a twist i've made. 

At any rate this week at Card Crafter's Circle...it's "A Day at the Races"

Will you show us horses in the winner's circle? The champagne and canapes? Or the Ladies and the Fashions on the Field? 

This is what i have created using a beautiful image from Saturated Canary called, Nevaeh
I have also used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches:

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, R14, 20
hair- Y11, 21, YR23
band-YR21, 23
bodice/tights- R35, 37, 39
eyes- YG03
skirt- C1, red stickles
Gelly Roll pen- stardust
Joining us at Card Crafter's Circle for the challenge this week is another fabulous sponsor ... the super cute Di's Digi Downloads, who offers one winner a $10 store credit (that works out to be abou 4 images, or you can use the credit off a larger purchase).   Do visit Di's Digi Downoads shop, because there are so many wonderful images to see!  

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Gingerbread Hugs

Nothing could be better than a gingerbread hug..right?  I can just imagine the smell..mmmm!  Well, this week from me to you..i have made a yummy card with a CUTE image called, Ginger Baby  with Gingerbread Hugs sentiment from Digital Delights.  This image is from this month's new release..and if ever you want to see any of them i always have the links posted to the left of this post...along with the "special of the week/month".

Here is my card:
For this card i used a Cricut cartridge and a Spellbinders die.  I must admit my Copic browns are not behaving and blending as they should be. :(

Copics used:
Ginger baby- R35, 20, E33, 34, 37, 49
tag- R35, Rv11, E37

Please join me at our Digital Delights Designer blog and then pop over to our challenge for this week at the Digital Delights Challenge Blog where you can win great prizes each week!


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Something Sweet is in store..

This week at Tuesday Morning Sketches we have this super great sketch to use..in fact i like it so well, i am using it several other cards this week..in fact one more will be posted today on my blog...

I so love gingerbread men..well i like to eat them..and i LOVE molasses cookies..  This cute image, i used on my card, is from our sponsor, Stamp Fairy, this week and it is from the  Gingerbread babies hoola hoop set and the sentiment is from Digital Delights! PS there is a freebie at the link too.

The Tuesday Morning sketch made by our own Melissa:

Copics used:
E33, 34, 37, R35, C3 and some stickles...i'll tell you what...these Copic browns are the hardest thing to color with because they always seem to "glob" up...and not blend well..

Tuesday Morning Sketches sponsor this week is the Stamp Fairy:

5 Little Pumpkins sitting on a gate

Do you know this song?  My granddaughter LOVES it...and i've taped her singing it too. :)  The song goes...The first one says, "Oh, my it's getting Late...the second one says, "There are witches in the air"...and that's where my song ends and i share my card...(well there is more to the song though)

This week at {Pin}inspirational challenges, we have a picture with pumpkins and corn stalks..and lots of autumn colors...  I have used the sponsor's image which is one of 3 crows..i highlighted it with a bit of gray to give the shadow of the crows features.  I've also added an adorable Saturated Canary image with the crow.  The crow called, "Three flying birds" can be found here and the SC image called Elphie can be found here.

Here is the {Pin}spirational challenge photo:

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, R14, 20
hair- W3, 5, 7, V01, 04
clothing- W3, 5, 7, V01, 04, YG01, 03, YR12
broom- E44, 49, E33, Y11, 21, YR23

{Pin}spirational challenge sponsor this week is Cardmadfairy's Card Creations:

The theme for you this week at Twist of Faith is:

Your card creation should show ANIMALS...   Remember our 'twist of faith' your creation should also include a scripture, or quote or an uplifiting sentiment that suits this week's theme.

"You are to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you."    Genesis 6:19

the above scripture is a share, or for inspiration.  Please use any scripture that offers a message fitting of our theme...

This is my card using Twist of Faith sponsor this week is Bugaboo I used the image called, Edward Elephant, sign it from Bugaboo.
I also cut the "note paper off of the bottom of this image to make him "fit" in the ark.
The sketch i used is from Tuesday Morning Sketches:
Copics used:
Elephant- R14, 20, E02, W3, 5, 7
bird- Y11, 21, YR23
beak- YR12, 07

Twist of Faith Sponsor this is Bugaboo:

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Cookies for Santa

This is week 3 of being on the Design Team at Stamptacular Sunday..sooo many fun challenges that i've done so far and so many more to come.

Do you remember (if you follow my blog) how i made an Annie card for another challenge..and i needed a head from one image and the body from a different one..so that i could make Annie without glassses?  Well, this tag is made with the body and head that i didn't use on the Annie card.  These images are so cute and come from Whimsie Doodles.

The challenge at Stamptacular Sunday is ..."NO RULES", Create anything your heart desires..

Just to let you know that "no rules" isn't always that easy...i've watched those reality designer shows and "freedom" seems to not help them..it's when they mess up the most. :)  For challenges it can be different if, you just enter "anything", but i am making this a personal challenge and tried to make it "great" and give you something to think about making yourself.  Oh and don't forget, you can use any image and get the same affect.

Here is my project/tag using Shy Fairy and Cookie Fairy from Whimsie Doodles:
 The sponsor this week at Stamptacular Sunday is..hold the phone..TWO sponsors...
Marker Pop(formerly ICopic)- ($15 gift certificate) and Bugaboo (Winner's choice of 7 digis)
Our Sponsors


How i made my project/tag:
I used  the heart spellbinders and cut the inside of it out and made it into a frame.  Then i cut out a circle and embossed it using the "Merry Christmas" words.  I pop dotted the heart frame on top of the embossed kraft circle.  I made my own sentiment tag using a freebie tag from the internet. Added ribbon and baker's twine (the twine is to use to tie onto a bag of cookies)  The image is from Whimsie Doodles, but as i said earlier in this post it is two different images put together to make one...just by changing the heads by cutting them off.

Copics used:
skin YR000, 00 R14, 20
hair-E97, 08, 09
wings- BG10
bands- BG11, 13
dress-R14, 37, C0, 1, 3
shoes- R14
cookie- E31, 33

Friday, October 19, 2012

Trick or Treat!

It's a Treat, it's a Treat..really to use these stamps from KPM Doodles..so, so cute!!!  And anyone that follows me, knows..i am all about CUTE!

This week at Card Crafter's Circle..it's all about Halloween..and i've got two treats for you..i've made two cards...is that a treat?

Here is my card using from KPM Doodles image called Trick or Treat Kids  :
 Copics used on the Trick or Treat card:
skin- YR000, 00, R14, 20
belly- YR12, 07
dragon outfit- YG01, 03
pants/horns- YG06, 17
bag- V1, 04
eyes/teeth- Y11, 21

 My second card to help out my team mate, Jennifer while she is away, using a KPM Doodles image. i've added a wobbler behind this image so he wobbles too!

Copics used:
owl body- YG01, 03
wings- YG06, 17
dotted front- V01, 04, YG06, 17
feet/beak- YR12, 07
eyes- Y11

Our sponsor at Card Crafter's Circle is, KPM Doodles!

Both of these sketches are from Tuesday Morning Sketches designed by Laura!

Hooked on Crafts- Halloween
Lexi's Creations- Halloween
Love to Create- Halloween

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Woodland Wishes

Can you tell i am enjoying myself using the images from Digital Delights.. I so am..every week...i just smile!  I know my daughter would really like this card..she is all about anything woodland!

This week i am using Red Riding Hood with the sentiment "Woodland Wishes":

The paper on this card is one of my favorites, it is from Basic Grey and call Aspen Frost.

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, R14, 20
hair/shoes -E25,29
mushrooms/basket- E000, 41, 43
bow/napkin- R35, 37, 39
coat- E81, YG25, 95, 99

This week i am using the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches designed by Laura!

Tammy's Scrapin Corner- Anything goes
Fashionista Challenge- Anything goes
PaperPlay Challenge- Wooden it be nice

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Favorites or Favourites

This week at Twist of Faith our challenge is:

We, at Twist of Faith challenges, would love to see your card creation made from YOUR FAVOURITES ...colours, techniques, images, embellishments, scriptures/quotes, use your favourite everything!   Remember our 'Twist of Faith' your creation should also include a scripture, or quote or an uplifiting sentiment that suits this week's theme.

"Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.

Point out anything in me that offends you,
and lead me along the path of everlasting life." 
                           Psalms 139:23-24 NLT

The above scripture is a share, with you. Please use any scripture that offers a message fitting of our theme... particularly if it is your favourite!
Here is my card using Christmas Train and Tag set from Designed 2 Delight: (made using an action wobbler...so the train wobbles)
Twist of Faith's sponsor this week:

We are thrilled that D2D are joining our sponsor family here at Twist of Faith.  It really is a delight to create with Faith's beautiful images! Not only that, but we have THREE prizes to offer!  There will be THREE prizes of $5 vouchers to the Designed 2 Delight store...

Addicted to Stamp- Animal Friends
Paper Pretties- Sentiment main focus
OLLCB: Challenge- Christmas sentiment

Something for you Tilda

I think you can tell that i'm hooked on Magnolia's Tilda..i've made several cards using a Tilda stamp.
This week at Tuesday Morning Sketches challenges our sponsor is Stamping Scrapping..and i frequent this store ALOT!  The owner has super speedy shipping and is a very nice person!

For my card i have used Something for you Tilda from the Sweet Christmas Dreams '11 collection:

Tuesday Morning Sketches sponsor this week is Stamping Scrapping...sure wish i could be the winner!

The sketch this week from Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge and is designed by Laura:

 Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, R14, 20
hair-E71, 74, 79
dress- R81, 83, 85, CB
bows- R85, 89
fur- E0000, 34, 25

Totally Stampalicious- Christmas
Magnolia Stamp Lovers- Dies 
Fashionista Challenge- Anything Goes

Sending all my Love

Every week at {Pin}spirational challenges we have a photo for inspiration that is found on Pinterest, from the photo we can create anything we want, it can be based on the color/images/season...pretty much anything...so with that in mind and the photo featured below my card you can see what i created...but WAIT...there is always a BONUS for creating at {Pin}spirational challenges and that's the prizes our sponsors give away...every week!!!

Here is my card using this week's sponsor Digi Garden's images called "Emily as a Fairy" and "Fuzzy Buzzy Bee" :
Here is the {Pin}spirational photo...

 Copics used:
 skin- YR000, 00, R14, 20
girl's hair/boy's pants- Y11, 21, YR23
dress/ shirt- B24, 26 (dots Y21)
socks/strips white- C1, CB
girl's shoes/hat-C5, 7, CB
bow/waistband- R35, 37, 39
Extreme Glitter paint

{Pin}spirational's sponsor this week is Digi Garden!

The sketch i used is from Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge this week and is designed by Laura:

Songbird Challenge- Build me up Buttercup (Yellow)
MyGrafico challenge- Anything goes
Make it Monday- Anything goes

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Candy Corn Monster...BoO

This week’s challenge at Stamptacular Sunday is going to be so much fun!  Can’t wait to see what you create!
This week's challenge is a…

For this weeks challenge you can create a card or project that is a little on the creepy side!  You can interpret this any way you want! Oh…and don’t forget to stamp!  After all, we don’t call this STAMPtacular for nothing!  

The prize is from Marianne Design!  The prize is a surprise!!

Here is my card for this challenge:
Copics used are:
skin- YR000, 00, R14, 20
hair- YR23
orange- YR12, 07, 23
gray/white- W1, 3, 5 CB

Sketch used is from The Sweetest Thing #168: (which will be expired by the time this goes live)

Tiddly Inks challenge- Fall
Allsorts-Too Cute to Spook
Challenge up your life- Autumn/Halloween

Friday, October 12, 2012

Black and White and one color..plus a bonus card!

This week at Card Crafter's Circle our challenge is super fun and it is:


 I made two cards this week one for me and one for my friend DT member, Jennifer, while she is away visiting family.
The first card i made is for Jennifer and i used "Chloe the Sheep" from Digi Garden:
The shoes were cut from a Cricut cart called Kate's ABCs...i reduced the size of the sheep and flipped one.

The next card i made as my DT card and i used "Tulip the Cow" from Digi Garden:
I also used a digi "crop" from Digi My World and a Spellbinders frame die.

We at Card Crafter's Circle are so happy to have The Digi Garden joining us again with sponsorship for you! We so love their cute images. The winner's prize purse is their choice of 6 Digi Garden images! Yummy! Do pop into their shop and see the latest designs....

Crafty Ann's- Black and White and one color
Anything Goes- Animals
C.R.A.F.T. challenge- Monochromatic..((bootie/shoe card)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Slip sliding away..with Slippy from Digital Delights!

A new release from Digital Delights..well it was released last week, but it's still new!  Don't you just love him?  I want to just pinch his cheeks, ever so gently.  This is a must have for any penguin fan!

Here is my card using Teacup Slippy and Christmas Sentiment from Digital Delights:
 Please join me at our Digital Delights Designer blog and then pop over to our challenge for this week at the Digital Delights Challenge Blog where you can win great prizes each week!

To make this card i used 3 different Spellbinders and a Memory Box die.  No special sketch this time, i just layered the dies with foam dots and then added the sentiment and flourish.  I colored my image using copics.

Copics used:
cheeks- R14, 20
penguin- C1, 3, 5, 7, YR000
hat- R35, 37 39, 89
beak- YR12, 07
scarf- R20, 22, 24
teacup- BG10, 11, 13, NO
Gelly Roll- Stardust

Crafts and me challenges- Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp- Dies or Punches (Spellbinders/Memory Box)
Ruby's Rainbow- Cute and Cuddly
PaperPlay- Simply Cute