29 May, 2011

A New Challenge At Pile It On

This week at Pile It On we want you to use sprinkles on your card or project. Cupcakes, Ice Cream, Cookies are just a few ideas. Our Sponsor this week is Squigglefly and you can find some great images there.
For my card today I used a Squiggglefly image and colored it with my Copics and then printed the top of the sundae and layered them up with Dimensionals and added some sprinl=kles and used some Crystal Effects on the cherry.  The papers are some from a pad I bought 4 years ago, believe it or not. I am trying to use up all the great things I have on hand. I'm running out of room to put new stuff. The paper for the card base and the flowers and butterfly are from a DCWV  Shimmerz Stack I bought at Michaels the other day.

 And how bought those flowers and that butterfly. Those SVG Files came from La La Studios and you will be seeing a lot more flowers made from these and other files. Must check them out.

For the Sketch for this card I used this weeks Challenge Sketch at Stamp, Scrap And Doodle.
I will also be entering this in the following Challenges:
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle: Sketch
2 Sisters: Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog: Things With Wings
 Creations By Gill M: Green, Pink and Flowers
Elephantastic: Birthday Party
One Stop Craft Challenge: Buttons and Bows
Send A Smile For Kids: Sweet Treets
Word Play Weekend #4: Scallops
Bloggers Challenge: Something that Shimmers
Cardmaking Mamas: Use Your Scraps
Crafty Catz: Pink and Green
Delicious Doodles: Lovely Lace
Fussy And Fancy: Recipe- 3 papers, 2 embellishments and 1 ribbon
Guylou's Inimitability Digi Stamps: Green Pink and white
Inspire Me Fridays: Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts: Pink and Girlie
Crafty Sentiments: Special Occasions
Digi Doodles Shops Best: Anything Goes
Hanna & Friends: lace and pearls
Paper Crafting Journey: Anything Goes/ Your Favorite Thing
Paper Play Challenges: Blossoms and Blooms
Southern Girls Challenge Blog: Lace and Pearls
Crafting For All Seasons: Anything Goes
Crafts and Me: Pearls and Gems
Divas By Design;One For The Girls
Paper Pretties: Birthdays
The Paper Shelter: Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Buttons
Truley Scrumptious:Anything Goes

28 May, 2011

A New Challenge At Bugaboo

This week we are so happy that the sponsor for our Bugaboo Challenge is Flower Soft. How fun is this stuff to play with. And if you join us for our Bright Bold Colors and Flower Soft Challenge this week you have a chance to win some too. Play along this week with Bright colors and if you have Flower Soft break it out and you can qualify for even more special prizes! Flower Soft has provided us with 5 extra sets of the new release to award to our entrants this week. So in addition to our normal prizes 5 more winners will be chosen who use Flower Soft on their project.For all the details head on over to the Challenge Blog and while you are there check out all the great examples the Design Team has to share with you.

For my card I used two of the  Bugaboo Garden Cats Images, and colored those with my Copics and then added the Flower Soft (Meadow & Peony Pink) to parts of the image and around the outter edge of the card.
And here is a close-up
Gotta Love those cats.

I used the Sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday for this card.

 I hope you all come and play with us this week and Have A Great Weekend.

27 May, 2011

Friday Freebie At Bugaboo.

Today is Friday so that means another Freebie at Bugaboo. Are you ready for Summer? Well after the spring we have been having I am. And this little cutie that Jodie created is the perfect image to brighten someones day. You can find this in the New Shop Here and if you want to see some really great examples by the Design Team , head over to the Challenge Blog to check them out.

For my card today I used some K & Co. papers. A flower I made using a Cut File by La.La. Studios and some flower flourishes I picked up at Michales the other day. How fun is this?
 I love the flower. I cut it from some shimmer card stock that came in a pad of multi colors at Michaels. I colored the image with my Copics and the pink on the Flamingo is off because I shot this indoors.
Don't forget to stock up on images while you are at the Store because the all month 50% off sale is almost over.
You all have a great day and a fantastic long weekend.

24 May, 2011

New Release Day at Bugaboo

Love Shopping, well today we have a new batch of shopping related images over in the Bugaboo store.
Run and grab up a few or more. Don't forget the 50% off sale runs through the this month.  Head over to the Bugaboo Challenge Blog to see what the Design Team has to share with you today.
For my card today I used JJ Shopping Divi Image.  I colored her with my Copics and used some papers by Crafty Chaos (Love all of these) and check out that flower. I made it using a Cut File by La. La. Studio. this is made with one of the Nested Shapes files. I used the sketch from last weeks Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
 And here is a close up for you. Love JJ and all the other images are just great.
Have a great day everyone.

23 May, 2011

An Alphabet Challenge

This week we are starting an Alphabet Challenge over at CS Designs so I hope you will come and play along. Remember, we will have a new challenge every week over at our Paper Craft Planet Group, and our Simply Scrappin Group and you can find all the details at the Doodle Pieces Blog.

Okay so this week will be the letter A. You can make anything you would like that starts with an A , ATC's, Animal , Apple or ant cards, altered object, alter piece, Art Doll. You get the idea. We would love to See what your "A" Creation is! Our other May challenges are still running so there is time to get your entries in for all 4 weekly challenges! Our challenges for all of may are due on the 30th so you still have time. To win a prize you need to use a CS Design and you can fin them all HERE.

For my piece today I made one of my Art Glass Dolls using one of Chris' images for the face, some hand colored paper and beads and ribbon for the hair. So much fun. I will be making more of these.
 Isn't she pretty?
I hope you all have a great day.

21 May, 2011

A New Challenge At Bugaboo

It is that time of year again, Lots of Celebrations coming up, Graduations are starting this weekend in some schools, Fathers Day is just a couple weeks away, Babies are being born.....on down the line. Lots of reasons to come and make a card or two and join the Challenge this week at Bugaboo. You can find all the details on the Bugaboo Challenge Blog plus take a look at the fantastic projects the Design Team has today.
For my card today I used some really bright papers by K& Co. and colored up Eggbert all bright and shiny too. This would be a good card for all kinds of celebrations. Even for someones niece who is about to get her license.
 You can see the shimmer from the gel pen in this view and the Ranger glossy Glaze on the balloons and shoes. I like shiny things.

I used a sketch by Femke Niessen for this Card today. I found her through Blog Hopping and OMG I love all of her sketches. They are perfect for me. So many layers.  You should check out her BLOG soon. Sketches can be found in the sidebar.

I hope you come and join us and have a great weekend.

20 May, 2011

Friday Freebie time At Bugaboo.

With Fathers Day just around the corner this is the perfect Bugaboo Freebie to make a card for a special guy.  I just love these figures that Jodie does.  Don't forget to stop by the Challenge Blog and see what the Design Team has to share today. Then run over to the Shop and grab a freebie for yourself.
I used K & Co. papers for this card and colored the Image with my Copics.
 I think you can see the glitter better in this shot. I punched out the circles on the right and put scotch tape on the back side and then sprinkled on the glitter. The border is done with double sided tape.
 I used the Color Challenge for Simply Scrappin Crafts
And I used the sketch for Sweet Sketch Wednesday

 I hope You all have a Great Day.

19 May, 2011


Today at CHI CHI MEMORIES we have a new Sketch Challenge.  Here is a really fun sketch for you to work with. You must use a CHI CHI MEMORIES image and you can find them in the SHOP    You will also find some FREEBIES there:) Our challenge runs for 2 weeks, so you will have until Weds., June 1 at 11:59pm EST to enter.
For my card today I used The Rainy Day Girl (A Single Image You can find Here) and the sentiment from  The Spring Is Here Set.  I used some papers by K & Co. and a couple of antique buttons.
I really hope you come and join us for this challenge.
Have a great day everyone.

17 May, 2011

A new Challenge at CS Designs

This week at CS Designs there is a new Sketch Challenge going on and you have until the 31 of May to join in for a chance to win an image.
Here is the Sketch, made by our very own Melissa O.  You can find examples by all the Design Team Members now over at the Simply Scrappin Forum in the Discussion group.

For my card today I used one of the Arty Expressions Images and one of Chris'  sentiments. the image has been spritzed with some Adirondike Color Wash and I used just a tiny bit of Copics to color the lips and eye liner.  I used liquid pearls to set off the square under the sentiment. The papers are digital papers from Crafty Chaos.
 Here is a close-up for you.

I hope you all have a great day.

New Release Day at Bugaboo

Today at Bugaboo we have two New Releases. You can head over to the Bugaboo Blog and see both designs and take a look at what the Design Team has to share today. And then run over to the Store and pick up some images for yourself. Don't forget there is a huge 50% off sale going on all month long.  Oh and if that is not enough Jodie has 2 adorable freebies up to celebrate hitting 800 followers.  Go Grab yours and become a follower too if you are not already.

Okay, for my card today I used an image from the Wedding release.  The image is colored with Copics and the papers are from Crafty Chaos. Love them. I also used the sketch from Sweet Sketch Sunday. I put in a copy below and I will be entering the Challenge this week.

And here is a close up of the beautiful diamond ring. Look at it glitter. I love Sickles.

And here is the Sketch from Sweet Sketch Sunday.

Have a great day everyone!

16 May, 2011

Just For Fun

I just made this adorable card using an image by Lily Chilvers at The Octopode Factory.
Lily has some fantastic images and you should go check them out. I just bought a set of David Bowie images from The Shop and I can't wait to make a card with them.
For this card I used Little Bo Peep and colored her and the lamb with Copics then added some glitter and glaze and some pearls. The papers are digi papers by Crafty Chaos. I love these.
 And here is a close up. The flower is made from a doily cut file that I bought at My Grafico. I cut it with my Cricut then broke down the fibers in the paper and separated the front from the back of the paper.  The button comes from a bag of buttons I picked up at Ross last week.

I will be entering this in theSketch Challenge at Sketchy Colors. Here is the sketch.
Have a Great Day everyone.

15 May, 2011

A Challenge At A Cay For Daisies

There is a wonderful Challenge going on right now over at A Day For Daisies and this is the card I made .
I used one of the New Releases Mucha Style Flowers and colored it with my Copics. These images are so beautiful all by themselves you almost don't need to color them.  I printed this on some of the Core'dinations that I get from JoAnns and the papers are from A Company I Found Yesterdsay called Crafty Chaos Designs. She has some wonderful paper sets.  
Here is the Sketch for this week.
I hope you all have a great Sunday.

14 May, 2011

There's A Fun New Challenge Over At Pile It On

This week at Pile It On the Challenge is " Boys and Girls Come Out To Play"
 Make a Children's Card with a fun and playful theme. It could be anything, an image of a child, children playing, toys
and games. You decide. Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamps and you have a chance to win a gift certificate. Run over to the Pile It On Blog to get all the details.
For my card today I used this adorable stamp by C.C. Designs Darby and Chenille. Chenille would be that cute little catapillar at her feet.
I colored the image with my Copics and added some Stickels to the dress polka dots.
The papers are from Crafty Chaos Designs. She has a wonderful selection of paper packs, a must see.
 And how about a close -up? I love this paper and the image.
The sketch I used for this card is by The Deconstructed Sketch
How fun is this? 

I will be entering this in the following Challenges.
2 Sisters Challenge Blog: How Does Your Garden Grow
Word Play Weekend Challenge: Child
Dareing Cardmakers: Bugs
Fairy Fun Fridays: For the Girls
Floweretstampler Blog:Something about Green And Spring
Sew Many Cards: Anything Goes
Make It Monday: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show: Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges: Flowers
Stamp Something Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Flourishes. Timeless Tuesday: Anything Goes
Everybody Art Challenge: Flowers
Crafty Creations: Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew: Flowers
Divas By Design: Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Crazy Challenges: Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge: Lots of Layers

Have A Great Week Everyone.

A New Challenge At Bugaboo.

Today there is a new Challenge up at Bugaboo and it is a fun one.
Use Stripes and Dots. And wait till you see all the great examples by the Design Team this week at the Bugaboo Challenge Blog. So many great ideas.
For my card today I used another of the AKV Babies images. There are two Freebie baby images in the Store from yesterdays Friday Freebie and a lot more. I made two cards yesterday using the two   Freebie Images
I used Heidie Grace Papers for this, some K& Co. elements and I colored the image with my Copics.
The sketch (see below) is from Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
Here is a close-up of the card. Isn't that image too cute?

How fun is this sketch?

13 May, 2011

Friday Freebie At Bugaboo.

It is that time of the week again. Friday and that means a freebie over at Bugaboo,  But Wait! this week is giving away two Freebies. These are from the new AKV Baby series. I am so lucky to have two family members expecting this year. My daughter, a boy and my niece, a girl, and they are both due at the same time in August.
You really need to run over to the Bugaboo Blog and check out the projects by all the other Design Team Members too. So cute.
For my cards I used some Heidi Grace papers and I colored the images with my Copics.
 So here is the boy card.
 And here is the girl card.
I hope you all have a great day and run and grab your Freebies. I used this week Sketch from Spoonful Of Sugar and will be entering their challenge. HERE

11 May, 2011

New Challenge at CS Designs

It is Wednesday and time for a new Challenge over at CS Designs Groups at Paper Craft Planet and  Simply Scrappin.This one is Easy Peasy anything goes but there is one requirement.

You must have at least one half circle in your creation and the circle must be at least 1.5" You don't have  to stop at one,you can use as many as you wish, but no full circles.
For my card today I used one of Chris' Arty Montage Images   and one of the new Sentiments.
The background paper I used for the Image was made by spraying iridescent mist onto a smooth surface and then smooching the pearl finished paper down in it. Then I colored the image with my Copics.

 From this angle you can see the shimmer much better.

Have a great Day Everyone and please come and join us.

Wacky Wednsday at Bugaboo Groups

Today is the first day of Wacky Wednesday over at the groups at Paper Craft Planet   and the Crafters Digital Art Center .  Starting Today on our groups we will  begin a Bugaboo Wacky Wednesday challenge! We will have challenges every week with yet another way to win free Bugaboo images and maybe a surprise or too! I hope you will join us!

To help kick off this new challenge I made this card using one of the Bugaboo Stella Tidbits Images.
Stella is so great. There is a huge sale going on over at the Store this month to celebrate the new updated Store so, go, grab up a bunch of images. So for my card I used some K&Co. papers and the butterfly is one of the elements that go with the paper but it was a different shade of green to start so I tried coloring this with my Teal Copics and look ,,,in the photo it looks green, not teal. 
 Here is a close up for you.
I hope you will join us at Paper Craft Planet or Crafters Digital Art Center and play along.
Have a great day everyone.

10 May, 2011

New Release Day At Bugaboo.

It is New Release Day At Bugaboo Again and look at what Jodie has for us today. Meet Lily Ladybug.
 Is she cute or what?
I used my Copic to color this and then added glitter to the wings and antenna. These Basic Grey papers are the perfect background for this image.

I used the sketch for May from I (Heart) 2 Stamp for inspiration.
Now head on over to the Bugaboo Blog and see what the Design Team has for you today and then run over to the Store and pick up a bug or two for yourself.
Starting this tomorrow we will be having a special Wacky Wednesday Challenge over at the Paper Craft Planet and Crafters Digital Art Center, Come and join us for a chance to win some images.
Have a good day everyone.

07 May, 2011

There Is A New Challenge Up At Bugaboo

Today is a New Challenge over at Bugaboo and as it is the First Saturday of the month it is an ANYTHING GOES challenge. So come join the fun. You don't have to use a Bugaboo Image but to be elegible for the FIRST PRIZE of 7 free images you do, but we have an adorable Freebie up in the store for you this week.
For my card today I used some wonderful Me and My Memories papers that I have had around forever and a Stella Tidbit image. I colored this with colored pencils today just to try it out, I still favor Copics although I did sit yesterday afternoon and did some Water Colors. That was fun.


I just love Stella and her wit

So head over to the Bugaboo Blog and see what the Design Team has to share with you today.

                                                        Have a Wonderful Day Everyone.