Sunday, January 29, 2012

All about the bling...

Diamonds and Pearls
That is the challenge theme this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.
Our fabulous sponsor is Scappers Delight (they have some really cool things!)

The Creative Details:
Image: Scrappers Delight
Colors: Copic Markers in sand, brown, flesh
Embellishments: Gem borders, crystal flowers, satin ribbon,
 Nestibilities die cut, pearls
Techniques: Paper piecing

The Challenges:
Crafty Boots - song inspiration (diamonds are a girl's best friend)
Cute Card Thursday - gems
Cutie Pie - fav song (diamonds are a girl's best friend)
Digi Doodle Challenge - anything goes
Do You Stack Up - ribbon
Mark's Finest Papers - 4 layers
Moving Along With the Times - flowers
My Mum's craft Shop - flowers
One Stitch at a Time - use a digi
Papercraft Star - victoriana
Paper Crafting Journey - flowers
Paper Take Weekly - happy highlights
Simon Says - anything goes
Whimsy Inspiration - pearls or bling

Stay Warm Harted,

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Because cookies are good...


Bake some cookies "just because" they are good!
The theme this week at Pile it On is "just because."
 And, our fabulous sponsor this week  is
Stamp n' Doodle - they have a great variety of
images for you to try. 
The Creative Details:
Image: Stamp n Doodle
Colors: Copic Markers in cool shadow,
powder blue, crimson, flesh, sand
Embellishments: brads, ribbon, measuring spoons
Tool: Cricut frame
The Challenges:
Card Makin Mamas - something old (measuring spoons)
Heart Song - ribbon
Just Some Lines - a dog's life
Mami Doodles - for a loved one
Pixie Dust Studio - include an animal
Pollycraft - feel warm (cookies)
Simon Says - anything goes
Stamp n' Doodle - include an animal
The Stamp Man - embellish it
Shelly's - use text on front
Sweet and Sassy - desserts
Sweet Stampin - use an animal
Tuesday Throwdown - use a charm

Eat cookies.
Stay Warm Harted,

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Valentine tree...

You just have to "Love"...
Valentine's Day and all the cute cards!

Creative Details:
Image: Tiddly Inks
Sentiment: Inky Antics
Colors: Copic Markers in sand, sepia, tender pink, begonia, baby skin pink, cool grey
Embellies: brad, sheer ribbon, glitter, die cut

Alota - hearts
Anything goes - to the one I love
Corrosive Challenge - I heart you
Cupcake Craft - all you need is love
Crafty Creations - hearts
Creative Inspiration Paint - pink
Heart Song - ribbon
Hippity with Ippity - hearts
Paper Pretties - valentine
Paper Take Weekly - happy highlights
Pink Elephant - color photo
Poodles Parlor - valentine
Really Reasonable Ribbon - valentine + ribbon
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - have a heart
There She Goes - love is in the air
Wags and Whiskers - love

Stay Warm Harted,

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Embrace the Snow

Gingerloft's challenge is Snow!
You - know - the pretty white stuff.
I wanted to think a little more toward spring so I used spring colors
instead of the traditional blue.
Don't forget to enter the Gingerloft Challenge!
The Creative Details:
Image: Gingerloft
Coloring: Copic Markers in cool shadow, powder blue, sand, cream, willow
Embellishments: Beaded snowflakes, snow texture, ribbon, glitter, pearls,
Tools: Scalloped and oval punches

The Challenges:
Color Create - pink and green
Creative Stamp friends - winter
Cupcake Craft - born in the winter
Delicious Doodles - winter wonderland
DRS Designs - snowman
Fussy and Fancy - snow
Ladybug - bows
House of Gilli - winter
House that Stamps Built - scene with snow
My Craft Spot - snow much fun
Paper Pretties - glitter
Shelly's - anything goes

Embrace the Seasons
Stay Warm Harted,

B-Day Bash

Hip Hip Hooray - We are seeing Spots!
 That's the Theme at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.
 Spots - Dots - Polka Dots!!
Check the challenge out for the fab prize package - lots of cool goodies!
The Creative Details:
Image: Sassy Cheryl's
Coloring - Copic Markers in tea rose, tender pink, spring green, willow, flesh, sand
Embellishment: birthday stickler, flourishes, pink gems, ribbon
Tools: corner punch, border punch, die cut (Nestibilities)

The Challenges:
Card Mad Fairy - ribbons and bows
Color Create - pink and green
Crazy Challenge - tic/tac/toe
Crazy 4 Challenges - child's birthday
Creative Belli - frame it
Daisy Doodles - anything goes plus a digi
Do You Stack Up - patterned papers
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - die cuts
Marks Finest Papers - birthday card
My Time to Craft - favorite embellie (gems)
Paper Play - ribbon
Pink Elephant - favorite color (pink)
Pixie Dust - dots
Sassy Cheryl - bright and cheerful
Send a Smile 4 Kids - anything goes
Stamps R Us - card for kids
Stampin with the Dragon - anything goes

Hip Hip Hooray 
Stay Warm Harted,

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Ants in Love...

Ants love candy - makes sense they would be carting away
this conversation heart candy for Valentines Day.
And, of course, these ants are from Doodle Pantry!

Creative Details for Valentine Ants:
Coloring: Copic Markers in cool grey. blush, tender pink, leaf green, willow, sand
Embellishments: fringe ribbon, glitter, heart stickers, satin ribbon, 
sand from Mudd Puddles, gems

  The Challenges:
Aud Sentiments - must have "love" on card
Crafty Purple Frog - anything goes
Crafty Ribbons - red and black
Craft Us Crazy - valentine/love
Digital Tuesday - Romance
Do You Stack Up - patterned papers
Little Red Wagon - 2 different ribbon (bow and fringe ribbon)
Paper Play - ribbon
Really Reasonable Ribbon - valentine + ribbon
Ruby's Rainbow - red and black
Scrapbook Sisters - valentine
Squirrel and Fox - critters
There's Magic in the Air - from the heart

Buy some conversation hearts.
Keep them away from ants.
Stay Warm Harted,

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Let the Weight Fly Off

Oh Gosh - it's January!!
We are supposed to lose weight?
Why then  am I still eating Christmas candies and cookies?

 You gotta love this ambitious bird trying to lose weight.
Of course - its from Doodle Pantry and it's complimentary if you participate in the
Doodle Pantry Challenge (using one of their images). It comes with multiple sayings too!

The Creative Details:
Colors: Copic Markers in napoli yellow, buttercup yellow,
cool shadow, blush, apricot, leaf green
Embellishments: grosgrain ribbon, gems, glitter
Tools: Border punch

Crafty Sentiments - anything goes
Crafting When We Can -New Year's resolution (lose that weight!)
Daisy Doodle - anything goes plus a digi
Inky Impressions - shaped card
 Mark's Finest Papers - border punch
My Time to Craft - favorite embellies (gems)
My Mum's Craft Shop - fav color combo (blue/yellow)
 Sassy Cheryls- bright and cheery
Sentimental Sundays - ribbon and sentiment
Sparkles Forum - new craft goodies (ribbon)

Stay Warm Harted,

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Happy Everything

Pile it On - Fuzzy Friends Challenge
Yes - that's all you need for this week's challenge.
This week we are sponsored by Di's Digis (so cute!)

The Creative Details:
Image: Di's Digis
Colors: Copic Markers in blush, sand, sepia, crockery blue, toner grey, tender pink
Embellishments/Tools: Border punch, antique lace, ribbon, pearls, embossed paper

The Challenges
Alphabet Challenge - Y for you can choose
Anything Goes Challenge - anything goes
Cutie Pie - ribbons and lace
Cute Card Thursday - have a laugh
Crazy Challenge - lace and pearls
Digital Tuesday - Punch it out
For Fun Challenge - anything goes
Hooked on Craft Challenge - something new (image)
Fairy Tale - something new
Little Darlings - favorite color (green)
Phindy's Place - tic/tac/toe (emboss, pearls, lace)
Dream Valley - anything goes
Sentimental Sunday - sentiment and ribbon
Simon Says Stamp - spots or stripes
Speedy the Cat (Mark's Finest Papers) - border punch
Stamping for the Weekend - out with the old (lace)

Make today a Happy Everything!
Stay Warm Harted,

Warm My Heart

At Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week it's all about texture.
Use at least 2 types of texture on your card.
 I have used a lace overlay, dry embossing, pearls, glitter & a gem border.
Our fabulous sponsor this week is BUGABOO Stamps!

The Creative Details
Image - My Favorite Things (heartfelt)
Colors: Copic Markers in strong red, tender pink, blush, cool shadow
Embellishments: gemstone border, pearls, glitter
Tools/Techniques: heart border punch, dotted swiss embossing

The Challenges:
Anything goes challenge - anything goes
Card Cupid - Valentine
Crafty Catz - use something new (heart punch)
Crafty Pad - sparkle
Heart Song - border punch
Inky Impressions - red, pink and white
Let's Ink it Up - anything goes
Just Tracy's - love is in the air
My Mums Craft Shop - here come the girls
Paper Take Weekly - Die Cute Special
Pink elephant - hearts
Pixie Dust - hearts
Scrap Creations - glitter
Send a Smile 4 Kids - kids valentine
Some Odd Girl - bling it up
Stampin with the Dragon - frames
Stamp Man - red
Sweet Stamps - hearts
Sweet Stamping - glitter
Tuesday Throwdown - baby it's cold outside

Keep Creating.
Stay Warm Harted,

Monday, January 9, 2012


Too Cute - Everyone needs a Hug!
This is another new release from Doodle Pantry this month.
It would also make an adorable Valentine card!
Check out the other cute images released this month!

The Creative Details:
Image and Sentiments: Doodle Pantry
Colors: Copic Markers in tender pink, willow
Embellishments/Tools: Scalloped punch, gems, ribbon, stickles
The Challenges:
Catch the Bug - anything goes
Clearly Inspired - Valentines
Crafty Cardmakers - no florals
Cupcake Inspiration - anything goes
Creative Craft - resolution (hug more)
Dream Valley - anything goes
Fairy Tales - something new
If the Shoe Fits Scrap it - use up your supplies
Lexi's - anything goes
Lollipop - anything new (image)
Ribbon reel - pink polka dots
Shellys - out with old/ in with the new
Southern Girls - sparkles
Stamps R Us - something new (image)
Sweet Stampin - spots and dots

Give someone a hug.
Stay Warm Harted,

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Oh What Fun!

Fun indeed!
This week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge we are having
fun with a sketch as our theme!
And, once again we have a fabulous sponsor:
Meljens - four free digis to the winner!

The Creative Details:
Image: A Day for Daisies
Sentiment: A Muse Art Stamps
Colors: Copic Markers in lilac, cool blue, tender pink, tea rose
Embellishments: Pearl stickpin, paper roses, pearls, gems, stickles glitter
Tools: Scalloped Circle punch

The Challenges:
A Day for Daisies - pretty pastels
Challenge Up Your Life - bingo
The Crazy Challenge - party
Crafty Emma - anything goes
Cupcake Craftroom - anything goes
Freshed Brewed - anything new
Gem of a Challenge - photo inspiration
IC Sketches - any sketch goes
Ladybug - use new stash (markers)
Mums Craft Shop challenge - something new (image)
Paper Cutz - any color
Paper Shelter - anything goes
Pink Elephant - anything goes
Pixie Cottage - monochromatic
Pixie Dust Studio - monochromatic
Stamps R Us - what you got for Christmas
Simply Create Too - layers
Simon Says - something new
Truly Madly Crafting - anything goes
Whimsy Inspiration - new (image and new dress)

Have Some Fun!
Stay warm harted,

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Just Say Cheese!

I can't believe I ate ALL that!

I love this quirky mouse from Doodle Pantry.
Check out the other fun images released this month - they are all FUN.
And, Doodle Pantry is a sponsor this week for the One Stop Craft Challenge
Check out their fun bingo - themed challenge!

The Creative Details for Quirky Mouse:
Images & Sentiment: Doodle Pantry
Embellishments: buttons, colored gems, punch, die cut
Cheese Paper: Doodle Pantry

The Challenges for Quirky Mouse:
Cute Card Thursday - something new (newly released image)
Card makin Mamas - something new (new image)
Catch the Bug - anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - anything new (image)
Delicious Doodles - something new (image)
Fresh Brewed - anything new (new image)
Inky Impressions - anything goes
Paper Shelter - anything goes
Poodles Parlour - buttons
Pollycraft - punch it
Scrap Creations - something old (buttons)/something new (image)
Simon Says Stamp - something new (image)
Tuesday Throwdown - something shiny (gems)
Alota Rubber Stamps - start with a, b, or c (cheese)

Just Say Cheese,
Stay Warm Harted.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Beat the winter blues

Think summer - think the beach.
Beat the mid-winter blues.
That is the theme at Sunday with Crissy where I am guest designer this month.
This adorable image is one of Crissy's  - all her images are just fabulous!
You must check them out!

The Creative Details:
Image: Warm Winter Wishes (available at Whimsy Stamps)
Colors: Copic Markers in tender pink, black, powder blue, tonal grey, green
Embellishments: lace, ribbon, stickles, rhinestones, silver snowflakes
Tools: border punch, Nestibilities die cuts

The Challenges:
Crafting When We Can - friends
Crafts and Me - anything goes
Creative Belli - snowflakes (silver snowflakes)
Creative Card Crew -snow
Cupcake Craftroom - anything goes
Do You stack Up - let it snow
Incy Wincy - anything goes
Fresh Brewed - anything new (image)
Heart Song - anything goes
My Craft Spot - winter
Pink Elephant - anything goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - sparkle and ribbon
Stamps and Fun = Creativity - snow
Simon Says - something new (image)
Tuesday Throwdown - something shiny (rhinestones)
Truly Madly Crafting - anything goes

Think warm sand. Think beach.
Stay Warm Harted,

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Brave the winter winds

This week at Pile It On our theme is "Anything Goes"
And, we are welcoming a new and expanded team of
Pile it On "sweet design team members" to start off the new year!
Our fabulous sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp!

The Creative Details
Image: Mo Manning Digital Pencil
Sentiment: River City
Colors: Copic Markers in cool shadow, powder blue, antwerp blue, sand, cream, flesh
Embellishments: satin ribbon, paper roses, glitter snowflake, pearls & gems, lace, doily
Tools: Die Cuts by Nestibilities, border punch

The Challenges:
Anything Goes Challenge - color of blue and one more
Bearly Mine - anything goes
Bronte and Bella - favorite
Crafts and Me - anything goes
Creative Inspiration Paint - something new (pearl flourishes)
Crimbo Crackers - snowflakes
Digi Doodle - anything goes
Emerald Faerie Garden - floursihes and swirls
GingerLoft - winter
Lady Bug Crafts - bingo (ribbon, flower, punch)
My Mums Craft Shop - anything goes
One Stop Craft Challenge - winter wishes
Pollycraft - punch it
Really Reasonable Ribbon - sparkle and ribbon
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - anything goes
Secret Crafter - anything goes
Squirrel and the Fox - something new (pearl flourishes)
Sparkles Forum - anything but Christmas
Speedy the Cat - use a snowflake
Stamping with the Dragon - let it snow
Stamping for the Weekend - let it Snow
2 Sisters - winter colors
Top Tip Tuesday- anything goes
Victorine - Punches

Stay Warm Harted,

A cup of warm wishes and marshmallows..

At Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week it is all about the "doily."
I haven't used a doily on a card in a long time so
I had to get my thinking cap on for this one. And be sure to check out the cute dog.

The Creative Details
Image: A Day For Daisies
Colors: Copic Markers in leaf green, willow, mallow, sand,
cool grey, pale blackberry, lilac, sepia
Embellishments: paper doily, ribbon, pearls,
 paper rose, snowflake brad, tinsel glitter

The Challenges:
Charisma Challenge - anything goes
Crafts and Me - anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks -something new (image)
My Mum's Craft Shop - anything goes
Paper Sundaes - something old (doily) - something new (digi)
Pixie Cottage - someone special
Shopping our Stash - tie it on (used ribbon)
Sparkles Forum -  anything goes but not Christmas
Tip Top Tuesday - anything goes

Warm up with some cocoa and...
Don't forget the marshmallows!
Stay Warm Harted,