Friday, November 30, 2012

Gnome for the Holidays

We have a new artist, Elizabeta Kushner, at Squigglefly and she has some very fun images that will be available on December 1 (this is a little sneak peek) I just adore gnomes - and this one is adorable. Check out more of  her images on Squigglefly and as a special note she gives all her profits to a charity in her native Croatia.
The Creative Details:
Image: Gnome by Elizabeta Kushner at Squigglefly
Colors: Copics in olive, willow, skin white, sand, toner grey and crimson 
Embellishments: ribbon, pearls, mini beads, wooden diecut, white liquid pearls
Techniques:Paper piecing

The Challenges:
ATCs and Cards with Attitude - anything goes
Aud Sentiments - bingo
Christmas Card Challenge - paper piecing
Crimbo Crackers - holiday/Christmas
Crafty Sentiments - red, white and green
Fussy and Fancy - I Love Christmas
Gem of a Challenge - paper piecing
Kaboodle Doodle - stripes or polka dots
Lady Anne's Challenges - anything goes
One Stitch at a Time - fabric, ribbon or lace
Paper Pretties - anything goes
PaperPlay Challenges- green, pink, cream
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes

Stay Warm Harted,

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Last Pumpkin

The Leaves and Pumpkins are now making way for the winter snow. So, this time at the
Gingerloft Challenge we have as our theme "Leaves."
I decided to pair my leaves with my last pumpkin of the season.
The Creative Details for Last Pumpkin of the Season:
Image: Gingerloft Designs
Colors: Copics in orange, apricot, leaf green, willow, sand
Embellishments: Acorn stickers, ribbon, brads, leaf stickers
Tools; circle punch, border punch

The Challenges:
Celebrate the Occasion - use a pumpkin
Crafts and Me - circles
Created with Love - fall
Heck of a Challenge - Autumn shades
Fat Pages/Cards with Attitude - autumn or winter
Incy Wincy - hip to be square
Pattie's Creations - harvest time
Shopping our Stash - leafing it up (leaf stickers)
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - fall
Whoopsi Daisy - die  cuts and punches

Stay Warm Harted,

Special Friend

Anything but a Christmas card is the challenge this week at the Pile it On Challenge.
Our fabulous sponsor this week is Flonz Stamps --
 they have lots of wonderful vintage images of all types.
The Creative Details:
Image: Flonz Stamps
Colors: Copics in sand, powder blue, flesh
Inks: Marvy Matchables (for sponging technique)
Embellishment: fringe, ribbon, gems, liquid pearls

The Challenges:
Allsorts - bring on some bling
BrownSugar - anything goes
Craft Your Passion  - use scraps
Crafty Ribbons - use at least 2 ribbons
Craft Punked - friends
Loves Rubber Stamps - fun with ribbon
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - anything goes
Stamp n Doodle - anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - thankful for you

Stay Warm Harted,

Get Cozy

Get Cozy and make a winter scene at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. 
For this week's challenge you will create a card/project with a WINTER SCENE!  You can use a single stamp that is a winter scene BUT…if you create a winter scene all on your own your name will be entered into our drawing THREE times!  Please let us know in your post if the scene you created was an original by you or if it was a stamped image!  Our prize this week is from Saturated Canary!
The Creative Details:
Image: Heartfelt Creations
Colors: Copics in willow, crimson, sand, powder blue, grey
Embellishments: holly sticker, snowman button, moose button
Texture: snow texture, fairy dust, mica chips, liquid pearls

The Challenges:
Bearly Mine - snowflakes
Challenge Up Your Life - first snow
Crafty Ann's - animals
Creatalicious - winter
Fat Pages/Cards with Attitude - autumn or winter
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - winter
Lady Bug Crafts - snowflakes
Oozak - winter vibes
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - anything goes
Stampin for the Weekend - add some texture
The Paper Girls - Christmas or winter
2 Sisters - winter Wonderland
Totally Gorjuss - don't be square

Stay Warm Harted,

Monday, November 19, 2012

Family Traditions

At Squigglefly the theme is "Giving Thanks."
Join us with your Squigglefly images for this fun challenge. Don't forget Squigglefly has thousands of digi images and fun sentiments too!
The Creative Details:
Image: Fawn Palmer - at Squigglefly Stamps
Colors: Copics in orange, apricot, toner grey, black, willow, flesh
Embellishments: felt turkey, cornstalks, twine, ribbon

The Challenges:
Creative Moments - anything goes
Creative Inspirations Paint - Thanksgiving
Cupcake Inspirations - see photo
Daisy Doodle - Thanksgiving
Digital Tuesday - Thanksgiving
Divas By Design - anything goes
Di's Digis - fall colors
Frosted Designs- photo inspiration
Just us Girls - color inspiration
Lexi's Creations - thanks or Thanksgiving
Loves Rubber Stamps - Thanksgiving
Oldie But a Goodie - anything but Christmas (oldie - felt turkey)
Partytime Tuesday - Thanksgiving
Pixie Dust Studios - Thanksgiving
Sisterhood of Crafters - Thanksgiving
Simon Says Stamp - Thanksgiving
Speedy and Friends - pop it up
Tuesday Throwdown - Thanksgiving
Word Art Wednesday - anything

Stay Warm Harted,

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Lost Reindeer?

This is a favorite image of mine. 
I love it - Rudolph lost - say it isn't so.
The Creative Details
Image: Jackson's Digital Expressions
Colors: Copics in sepia, mustard, crimson, grey
Embellishments: ribbon, glitter, gems

The Challenges:
Cards for Men - anything goes
Crafty Catz - let's sparkle
Crafty Pad - Christmas
Crafty Sentiment - Christmas
DL Art - anything goes
LEJ Designs - seasons greetings
Little Claires - Christmas
One Stitch at a Time - use a digi
Paper Creators - Christmas
Sparkles Forum - Christmas is coming
Squirrel and the Fox - anything goes
Sweet and Sassy - shaped card/not square
Through the Craftroom Door - anything
Victorine - anything Christmas
Whimsy Inspirations - traditional Christmas Colors

Stay Warm Harted,

Holiday Cheer

At the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge we have a fun recipe theme this week.
 Ribbon or twine, pearls or gems, and dies or punches! 
 Oh…and don’t forget to STAMP!     
Our wonderful sponsors this week are Wild Orchid Crafts and Bugaboo Stamps
The Creative Details:
Image: Stamping Bella
Colors: Copics in sand, sepia, milky white, leaf green, powder blue
Embellishments: ribbon, pearls, poinsettia stickers, glitter
Tools;:corner cutter, border punch

The Challenges:
Great Impressions - holidays
Color Me Creative - all about kids
Crafty Ann's - tic, tac, toe
Crafty Pad - Christmas
Craftroom Challenge - die cuts
Crafty Bloggers Network - Christmas
Crafty Sentiments - Christmas
Creative Moments - anything goes
Desert Island - check list (1, 2, 9, 19)
Divas By Design - anything goes
Lady Anne's - use a stamp
LEJ Designs - seasons greetings
Penny's Paper Crafty - anything goes
Perfect Sentiment - holiday sentiment and use your scraps
Squirrel and the Fox - anything goes
Simply Create Too - Use your stash
Stampin with the Dragon - so cute

Stay Warm Harted,

Monday, November 12, 2012

Little Reindeer

Oh How I adore this baby reindeer from Doodle Pantry.
He comes in a fabulous digi set with cute sentiments!
Had to add the cute snowflake and some glitter dust too!
The Creative Details
Image: Doodle Pantry
Embellishments: gems, snowflakes, ribbon, liquid pearls,fairy dust
Tools: Punches

The Challenges:
Allsorts - young at heart
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - winter
Catch the Bug - things with tails
Christmas Stampin All Year Long - anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's - Christmas card for boy or man
Crafty Bloggers - Christmas
Dream Valley - anything goes
Forever Friends - ribbon or twine
Hiding in my Craftroom - use scraps
Joanna Sheen - cold and frosty
Lady Anne - anything goes
One Stop Craft Challenge - anything goes
Ribbon Girls - add sparkle plus ribbon
Robyn's Fetish - anything goes
2 Sisters - fav. Christmas stamp
Sweet Stampin - anything goes
The Pink Elephant - punches and dies
There She Goes - let it snow
Totally Stamplicious - some bling

Stay Warm Harted,

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Giving Thanks

Let's be Thankful. 
That is the theme this week at the Pile it On Challenge.
Our fabulous sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp!!!
The Creative Details
Image: Penny Black
Colors: Copics in apricot, sand, willow, coral, lavendar
Embellishments: gems, glitter, velvet ribbon
Tools: Die cut

The Challenges:
Aud Sentiments- give thanks
Creative Belli - harvest/fruit
ATCs and Cards with Attitude - add a sentiment
Di's Digis - fall colors
DL ARt - Thanksgiving
Eureka Stamps - thanksgiving
Incy Wincy - giving thanks
Lady Anne - anything goes
LEJ - die cuts or punches
Paper Playtime - autumn colors
Pause, Dream , Enjoy - food or beverages
Penny Black - any die
Ribbon Carousel - give thanks/fall
Scrappy Frogs - give thanks
Sentimental Sunday - thanks or Thanksgiving
WordArt - give thanks

Stay Warm Harted,

Apple Tilda

It's all about Tilda this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.
And, of course, our fabulous sponsors are --
Whimsy Stamps!!
Bunny Zoe Crafts!!
The Creative Details:
Image: Magnolia (apple Tilda)
Colors: leaf green, willow, vanilla pink, fruit punch, strong red, tan, sepia
Embellishments: resin apple, lace, gems, glitter

The Challenges:
Allsorts - young at heart
Bearly Mine - anything  goes
Crafts and Me - red
Crafty Creations - no flowers
CMC Copic Challenge - a child
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Divas by Design - cute
Kaboodle Doodle - anything goes
One Stop Craft Challenge - anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - food
My Heart Pieces - anything cute
Sweet Stampin - anything goes

Stay Warm Harted,

Whispering Tree

The challenge at Gingerloft  is "add a touch of gold."
This could mean you color something gold. add some gold ribbon or use gold paper. 
The winner will receive their choice of digital images from Gingerloft Designs.
The Creative Details:
Image and Sentiment: Gingerloft Designs
Colors: Alcohol Inks used on the background paper
Embellishments: gold ribbon, glitter photo corner

The Challenges:
ABC - 3 in a row
Crafty Creations - no flowers
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes
Do You Stack Up - trees
Lady Anne - sentiment and anything goes
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - fall
Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes

Stay Warm Harted,

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Raccoon Santa

Love this silly little raccoon from Doodle Pantry
 as he celebrates in his own Santa Hat. He comes in an adorable digi set with cute sentiments too!
The Creative Details:
Image: Doodle Pantry
Embellishments: ribbon, pearls, stickles, flowers, gems
Tools: die cut frame

The Challenges:
Can You Digi It - fav animal
Catch the Bug - anything goes
Clear it Out - use a red stash item (flowers)
Clearly I Stamp - critters
Crafts and Me - reds
Craft Us Crazy - fav. holiday colors
Divas By design - cute
Forever Friends - anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes
My heart Pieces - anything cute
Penny's paper Crafty - lots of layers
Platypus Creek Digis - red and white
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Christmas plus ribbon
Send a Smile 4 Kids - happy holidays
Stamp n' Doodle - use a digi
Southern Girls - Christmas
Whimsy Inspiration - traditional Christmas colors

Stay Warm Harted,

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Poinsettia Pretty

I love Poinsettias - in any of their gorgeous colors!
Here is a new Poinsettia release from Doodle Pantry with fabulous sentiments too. I love all the detail on this image and cut the edges of some of the petals to pull them up for more dimension.
Don't forget Doodle Pantry has a gift digital set with purchase this part of this month.
The Creative Details
Image and Sentiment - Doodle Pantry
Colors: Copics in cheery pink, tender pink, shadow pink, leaf green , willow
Embellishments: glitter liner, black liquid pearls, pearls, ribbon
Tools; Die cut overlay

The Challenges
Avadares - Christmas
Cards by Lady Anne - use a sentiment
Christmas Stampin All Year Long - Christmas
Crafty Ann's - Christmas
Crafty Pad - anything goes
Crafty Bloggers - Christmas
Dream Valley - glitter and bling
Great Impressions - holidays
PaperTake Weekly - anything goes
Oh la la - Christmas
Natalie and Amy - fav. colors
Really Reasonable Ribbon - winter holiday and ribbon
Ribbon Girls - sparkle
Scrap Creations - digi creations
Sweet stamps - Christmas
Whoopsi Daisy - Christmas

Stay Warm Harted,

Monday, November 5, 2012

Holiday Angel

Our challenge this week at Squigglefly (home to over 2,000 digis) is "Ribbon or Bows."
I used this beautiful image from Inger Harding to create this inspiration card.
The Creative Details:
Image. Candle Angel by Inger Harding at Squigglefly
Colors; Copics in shadow pink, pale lavender, lilac, cool shadow, opal, skin white, cashmere
Embellishment: ribbon, stickles glitter, buttons

The Challenges:
Card and Scrap - make a Christmas card
Christmas Stampin All Year Long -anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - color challenge
Crafty Ribbons - Christmas
Crafty Ann's  - Christmas
Desert Island - vintage, ribbon, sentiment
Divas by Design - Holiday festive
Hiding in my Craftroom - fav.colors
Hooked on Crafts - no red or green Christmas
Inky Impressions- lots of layers
Mema's- anything goes/winter theme
My Heart Pieces - use ribbon
Make it Monday - anything goes plus a comment
Nutcrafters - ribbon or twine
One Stitch at a Time - anything goes
Perfect Sentiment - Pink Christmas
Really Reasonable Ribbon - ribbon and winter holiday
2 Sisters - pastel Christmas
Sentimental Sunday - dimension
Sparkles Forum - contemporary colors
Sweet Stampin - glitter
There's Magic in the Air - pink
Totally Gorjuss - anything goes with a button
Whoopsi Daisy - Christmas
Wordart Wednesday - anything goes/uplifting

Stay Warm Harted,

Sunday, November 4, 2012

So thankful

Its a sketch Challenge this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.
Our sponsor this week with a great prize is Marianne Designs. are

The Creative Details:
Image: Sassy Cheryl
Colors: Copics in tahitian blue, powder blue, sand, apricot, flesh, pink vanilla
Embellishments: pearls, glitter, fringe ribbon

The Challenges:
Anything Goes Challenge - anything goes
ATCs and Cards with Attitude - add a sentiment
Catch the Bug - anything goes
CMC Copic Challenge - touch of orange
Crafty Pad - anything goes
Cupcake Craft Challenges - pumpkin or a witch
Digi Makeover - layers
Jackson's Digitials - anything goes
Great Impressions - holidays
QKR Stampede - giving thanks
Inky Impressions -layers
LEJ Designs - anything goes
Love to Create - layers
Raise the Bar - anything goes
Stampin Sisters in Christ - thankfullness
Tammy's Scrappin Corner - anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
Paper Play - thanks
Party Time Tuesday - anything goes
Sassy Studio - thankful
Unique Crafters - sugar and spice

Stay Warm Harted,

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Lively Leaves

What is prettier than Fall leaves.
These leaves and the sentiment are from the new release of images at Doodle Pantry.
There is a fabulous free digi with purchase - so check it out!
 I  love my Copics but this time I colored glossy paper with alcohol inks and then printed the digital images of the leaves.
Image: Doodle Pantry
Sentiment: Doodle Pantry
Color: Alcohol inks
Embellishments- glitter liner and gems

The Challenges:
Anything Goes Challenge - anything goes
Card Makin Mamas - anything goes
Challenge Up your Life - pocket  card
Crafts and Me - bling it up
Heck of a Challenge - 50 shades of Autumn
Hiding  in My Craftroom - thankful
My Mum's Craft Shop - bold and bright
Patties Creations - autumn
Wags n Whiskers - fall colors

Stay Warm Harted,