Monday, March 26, 2012

Some bunny special...

This is the darling Easter card I made for my daughter. She is away in college 
and this is our first Easter apart. The rabbit is from the March release
 at Doodle Pantry. Be sure to check out Doodle Pantry on
April 1 for many more new releases! 
The Creative Details:
Sentiment: Amuse Art Stamps
Embellishments: ribbon, gems, foam mounted eggs
Tools: Die cut oval

The Challenges:
Anything Goes - Get ready for Easter
2 Sisters - spring
Crafts and Me - Spring 
Crafty Ann's - Easter
Crafty Boots - Easter
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
Cutie Pie Challenge - think pink with bunny
Daisy Doodles - spring
Delightful Challenge - Easter Treats
Dream Valley - Easter
Kaboodle Doodles - circles and squares
Lexi's Creations - Easter
My Sheri Crafts - Easter
Pixie Cottage - Easter or spring
The Crafty Pad - some bunny loves you

Stay Warm Harted,

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Serving up birthday greetings..

Love this little waiter - ready for some one's birthday.
The theme this week at Pile it On is masculine cards.
Our fabulous sponsor (that also graciously provided the image) is Dude Time Doodles.
Serving up the Creative Details:
Image: Dude Time 
Colors: Copic Markers in toner grey, powder blue, crimson
Embellishments: black  pearls, black brads, ribbon

Serving up the Challenges:
By the Cute and Girly - in the kitchen
Cards for Men - cheeky chaps
Crafts4 Eternity - in the kitchen
Crafty Purple Frog - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
Digi Doodle -people
Love to Create -  anything goes
My Mums Craft Shop - use a digi
One Stitch at a Time - anything goes
Paper Playtime - for the guys + a sentiment
Pattie's Creations - anything goes
Pollycraft - check it out
Scrapbook Sisters - anything goes
Stampin' for the Weekend - anything goes
Sweet Stampin - anything goes

Stay Warm Harted,


A fun challenge this week at Stamptacular Sunday
Show us blue, bling & butterflies for a chance to win a fabulous prize from our sponsor
 Saturated Canary  (two free digis of your choice)
Fluttering by with the Creative Details:
Image: Judikins
Colors: Copic Markers in powder blue, robin's egg blue, crockery blue
Embellishments: blue rhinestones, clear rhinestones,
 sheer ribbon, stickles, pearlized wire, foam mounting

Fluttering by with the Challenges:
Art Impressions - monochromatic
Crafts and Me - light and airy - spring
Craftroom Challenge - bling and sparkle
Crafty Catz - spring
Creative Stamp Friends - spring
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
Fairy Fun Fridays - spring fling
Flutterby Wednesdays - anything goes with a butterfly
Guylou's - monochromatic
Incy Wincy - things with wings
Our Craft Lounge - spring things
Paper Play - spring Colors
Pixie Cottage Easter or Spring
My Grafico - Easter or spring
Shopping our Stash - buttons or bows
Simply Create Too - spring
Stamp + Fun = creativity - spring
Stampin' With the Dragon - things with wings
Sweet Stampin - anything goes
2 Sisters - spring

Stay Warm Harted,

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Strawberry ants

The silly ants have found the strawberries!
Another cute Doodle Pantry image released just in time for Spring.
Make sure to check out the Doodle Pantry blog - there is a link to the most
adorable FREE blog badges - check mine out at the very bottom of my blog.
The Creative Details:
Image: Doodle Pantry (strawberry ants)
Colors: Copic Markers in crimson red, strong red, buttercup yellow, 
cool grey, putty, leaf green & willow
Embellishments: resin strawberries, dotted red ribbon, daisy lace, border cut edge

Alota Stamps = center stair step
Allsorts - 3 in a row
Bearly Mine - dots
CardMad Fairy - add a sentiment
Crafty Pad - a perfect pair
Craft Us Crazy - something sweet
Hooked on Crafts - more than one fold
Kaboodles Doodles - how cute is that
Love to Create - anything goes
Milk Coffee - anything goes
My Craft Spot - scallops
PaperTake Weekly - bingo (punch, free, ribbon)
Poodles Parlour - anything goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - spring and ribbon
Sassy Cheryl - thinking spring
2 Sisters - spots n' dots
Tuesday Throwdown - spring cleaning (used white trim)
365 Days - use 3 different trims

Stay Warm Harted,

Sunday, March 18, 2012

A happy spring..

For this week's Stamptacular Sunday Challenge you will create a card/project with buttons! We’ll enter your name into the drawing once for every button you include on your creation! Be sure to let us know exactly how many buttons you’ve used in your post so we are sure not to miss any.
Our very cool sponsors this week for prizes are Marianne Designs and Bugaboo!!

The Creative Details:
Image: Bugaboo
Colors: Copic Markers in cool shadow, toner grey, tender pink
Embellishments:butterfly, ribbon, button, gems
Tools: border punch, leaf punch
Techniques - paper piecing

The Challenges:
Allsorts - 3 in a row
Card Makin Mamas- buttons
Crafty Ann's - spring
Daisy Doodles - ribbon
DYSU - fav colors (pink)
Digital Tuesday - think Spring
Cheerful Stamp Pad - windy and rainy
Crafts and me - circles
Crafty Purple frog - pink and girly
LadyBug crafts - anything goes
One Stitch at a Time - girly
Penny's Challenge - 3-2-1 recipe
Poodles Parlour - anything goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - ribbon and spring
Scrapalicious - special cut (fussy cut)
Simply Create Too - spring
Stamp and Create - paper piecing
Totally Gorjuss - spring

Stay Warm Harted,
and keep creating!

Vintage bird-day....

Its time for birthdays at the...
Gingerloft Challenge!
See what you can create and a chance to win some free digis too!
The Creative Details:
Image: Gingerloft Designs
Sentiment: Deadbeat Designs
Colors: Copic Markers in blush, migonette, raspberry, lilac, leaf green, willow
Embellishments - chipboard birdcage, lilac pearl swirls, glitter, butterfly, ribbon

The Challenges:
Birthday Sundaes - animal + birthday
Bunny Zoe - shabby chic and vintage
CMC Copic Challenge - anything goes
Craft Room Challenge - shabby vintage
Crafty Ribbons - birthday
Creative Card Crew - vintage
Cute Card Thursday - birthday
Frosted Designs - things with wings
Prairie Fairy Friday - distress
Stampin with the Dragon - things with wings
Stampman - vintage
Sugar Creek Hollow - layers (vintage)
Squiggle Stamps - a birthday

Stay Warm Harted,

Friday, March 16, 2012

Simple Says it Best.

Just adore this flower that (look carefully) is really butterflies.
How cool is that! And even cooler, I am the guest designer today
at Get Hippity with Ippity. You can get this gorgeous set there.
The Creative Details
Image: Unity Stamps (The Simple Things set)
Colors: Various inks (Marvy Matchables)
Embellishments: Shimmer ribbon, pearls, gems, border punch

The Challenges:
Crafty Ann's - spring
Crafty Blogger Network - floral
Crazy 4 Challenges - spring
Crafty Sentiments - things with wings (the flower is really butterflies)
Delicious Doodles - wonder of life
DYSU - fav colors (pinks/purples)
Let's Ink it Up - flowers
Our Craft Lounge - pretty petals
PaperTake Weekly - one for the girls
Phindy's - spring
Scrap Creations - pearls and ribbons
Shellys Images - anything goes
Totally Stampalicious - flowers

Stay Warm Harted,

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Life is sweet...

..when Spring comes around. Love this darling bird from Doodle Pantry.
Reminds me of spring and the fresh air.
Don't forget to check out the Doodle Pantry Challenge and the free digi set.
The Creative Details:
Image: Doodle Pantry
Colors: Copic Markers in cool shadow, robin's egg blue, leaf green, flesh, orange
Embellishments: Pearls, chip board flowers, satin ribbon, glitter
Tools: scalloped punch, die cut

The Challenges:
Allsorts - say it with flowers
Crafts and Me - things with wings
Crafty Blogger Network - flowers
Crafty Calendar - spring clean (paper & ribbon)
Crafty Sentiments - things with wings
Cupcake Craft - going dotty
Daisy Doodle -ribbon
Digi Makeover - critter
Digital tuesday - think spring
 I Brake for Challenges - Easter
Just Some Lines - spring clean (paper & ribbon)
Our Creative Corner - tic/tac/toe (blue,glitter,ribbon)
2 Sisters - spring colors
Scrap Creations - ribbon and pearls
Scrappy Frogs - seeing dots
Sweet Stampin - layers
Totally Papercrafts - my fav things

Stay Warm Harted,

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Flower girl

Spring is approaching and here is the cutest flower girl
Our challenge this week at Stamptacular Sunday is a sketch. 
Give it a try (flip it if yous wish) and you could win a prize from our sponsor this week -- Meljens Designs!!

The Creative Details
Image: Meljens (tutu girl)
Colors: Leaf  green, willow, buttercup, napoli yellow. lilac, flesh
Embellishments:paper roses, punched leaves, pearls, glitter

The Challenges:
Allsorts - say it with flowers
Crafty Boots - glitter
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Daisy Doodles - no brown or black
Divas By design - favorite things
JellyPark Friends - fav technique (layering)
Kaboodle Doodles - think flowers
Lothian Crafts - 2 main colors
One Stitch at a Time - use a digi
My Mum's Craft Shop - spring colors
Paper Take Weekly - anything goes
Paper Shelter - anything goes
Pink Elephant - 3 or more layers
Pollycraft - spring has sprung
Simon Says - mothers day or special girl
Shopping Our Stash - emboss or Meljens
Stamping for All Seasons - green and yellow
Sweet Stampin- layers
2 Sisters - spring colors
Totally Stamplicious - spring
Tuesday Throwdown - new life
Whimsy Inspiration - no sentiment

Stay Warm Harted,


Get lucky this week at Pile it On
Its St. Patricks Day!
Our fabulous sponsor is Simon Says!
The Creative Details:
Image: Meljens
Colors: Copic Markers in leaf green, willow, sand, pale pink, grey
Embellishments; Buttons, stickles gold glitter, gems
Tools border punch, border punch, die cut, corner cuts

The Challenges:
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Delightful Challenge - St Patrick's Day
Divas By Design - favorite things
DYSU - go green
Love to Create - monochromatic
Made Especially for You - St Patrick's Day
My Grafico - St Patrick's Day
Make it Monday - anything goes
Paper Craft Star - St Patrick's Day
Paper Pretties - going green
Paper Take Weekly - anything goes
Phindy's -Green
Pink Elephant - 3 or more layers
Pixie Dust - Show your Irish
Scrap Creations - St Patricks
Simply Create Too - I'm so lucky
Southern Girls Challenge - show us a secret (pot of gold)
Sweet Stamps - monochromatic
The Craft Garden - photo inspiration
Totally Gorjuss - buttons

Have a lucky week.
Stay Warm Harted, Elizabeth

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Found You..

Love this darling "Sherlock Holmes" from Doodle Pantry.
And, don't forget the Doodle Pantry Challenge - all you have to do is use a
Doodle Pantry image and you get a
 fabulous free digi set (its just perfect for Easter!).
The Creative Details:
Image: Doodle Pantry
Papers - digital Doodle Pantry
Embellishments - ribbon, black pearls and wooden button
The Challenges:
Clearly I Stamp - anything goes
Crafts for Eternity -All digi
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Crafty Catz - punches and dies
Critter Sketch - button
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes
Paper Play - something old (wooden button)/something new (image)
Paper Take - anything goes
Pixie Dust Studios = buttons
Simon Says - anything
Stamp + Fun = Creativity - one bow

Stay Warm Harted,

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Bee-utiful day

Its spring - the bees are buzzing again!
This card is made with the Key Ingredients materials from Taylored Expression.
The Creative Details: 
Image: Taylored Expressions
Papers : My Minds Eye (Lost & Found)
Colors: Copic Markers in sand, brown, leaf green willow, napoli yellow, honey
Embellishments: Flag. black pearls, ribbon
Tools: Scalloped and circle punch

The Challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - busy bugs
Allsorts - winged
Divas by Design - spots or stripes
DYSU - things with wings
Fashionable Stamping - make it for a child
Guylous - things with wings
Sweet Stampin - nature, bugs, bees
Sparkles Forum - things with wings
Shellys Images - dots
Taylored Expression - Key Ingredients - a note

Stay Warm Harted,

The world is canvas...

Here's fun challenge at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week
Use text - four or more words
Our fabulous sponsor this week is 
The Creative Details:
Image/Sentiment - Rain Drop Echo Designs
Embellishments - flowers, black pearls, ribbon, white pearl strands
Tools: leaf punch

The Challenges:
Card Makin Mamas - green
Crafty Blogger - spring time
Cupcake Crafter - spring bouquet
Delightful Challenge - spring colors
Little Darlings - pearls
Mema's - 2 colors
Paper Players - spring
Pixie Cottage - anythting goes
Ribbon Carousel - anything goes
Sassy Studios - lots of green
Sentimental Sunday - sentiment of encouragement
Shopping Our Stash - sentiment (plus pearl runner - 6 mos old)
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Stamps and Fun = Creativity - non fun
Squigglefly - spring time plus ribbon
Wags and Whiskers - spring

Stay Warm Harted,

A Japanese Spring...

At the GingerLoft Challenge - its all about "Spring."
I love this image and love the idea of a Japanese Spring.
The Creative Details:
Image: Gingerloft
Colors:Copic Markers in baby pink, tender pink, cool grey
Embellishments: die cute, roses, glitter, pearls
The Challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - perfect pastels
CCEE - spring scene
Crafty Blogger - springtime
Crazy challenge - anything go
Cute Card thursday - signs of spring
Delightful challenge - spring colors
House that Stamps Built - spring/pastels
Ladybug Crafts - pink and girly
Little Red Wagon - vintage item
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - non cute
Simon Says - anything goes

Stay Warm Harted,

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Mini Owl Tote

Oh I love this mini owl tote!
It's part of the new releases from Doodle Pantry this month.
There is also a bunny, ladybug and easter egg.
You can fill them up with candy for Easter - or - they are small
enough for a cute place setting. Love it!
The Creative Details
Image/Template - Doodle Pantry
Embellishments - gems, pop dots
Tools & Techniques: punch  and paper piecing
  Inks: Marvy Ink  in ochre

The Challenges:
Allsorts - its your choice
Crafty Catz - something "B" brown, bling
Craft Your Passion - paper piecing
Crazy Challenge -anything goes
Divas By Design - spots or stripes
DYSU - anything with wings
Gem of a Challenge - sketch
My Time to Craft - circle circus
Pink Elephant - sketch
Pixie Cottage - anything goes
Sew Many Cards -lets punch
Sassy Cheryls - spots and dots
Scrap Creations - pop it
Simon Says - anything goes
That Craft Place - anything goes
There's Magic in the Air - critters
4 Crafty Chicks - anything but a card
2 Sisters - anything goes
Whimsy Inspiration - paper piecing

Stay Warm Harted,