Thursday, April 17, 2014

To Someone Special - Digital Delights - Easter Floppet

It's another Thursday and time for another card featuring Wendy's gorgeous images from Digital Delights!
I'm sad to say that this is my LAST Easter card this year, I could make tons more but with Easter being on Sunday I don't think I need to.
This one uses one of last years Easter images, Easter Floppet, and she is just as cute as she was back then!

Challenges:
Craft For The Craic - Spring or Easter (5 entries only)
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Easter/Spring
Loves Rubber Stamps - Easter/Spring
Alphabet Challenge - E is For Easter
Cuttin and Stampin - Easter
Delicious Doodles - Easter (1 entry only)
Digi Makeover - Easter
Digitally Sweet - Easter
Di's Digis - Easter
DL Art - Easter (3 entries only)
Dream Valley - Easter
Eclectic Ellapu - Easter
Eureka Stamps - Happy Easter
Hanna and Friends - Easter
Hobbybook Designer - Easter
Inky Impressions - Easter
Jellypark - Happy Easter
Jo's Scrap Shack - Easter
Little Red Wagon - Easter
Melonheadz - Easter
Milk Coffee - Easter (3 entries only)
Oldie but a Goodie - Easter (old items are paper and image)
Papertake Weekly - Easter
Pumpkin Spice - Easter
QKR Stampede - Easter
Stampavie and More - Easter
That Craft Place - Easter (1 entry only)
Crazy 4 Challenges - Get Your Egg On
Craft Your Passion - Bunnies, Chicks or Eggs
Fantastic Tuesday - Pastels
Corrosive - Pretty Pastels (3 entries only)
Hobbycutz - Bingo! (Die Cut, Stamp, Flower)(3 entries only)
One Stitch at a Time - Use a Digi
Digi Choosday - Use 2 Papers
Party Time Tuesday - Die Cut
Fab N Funky - Flower Power
Simon Says Stamp - Animal Antics
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Ditzie Digi - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Color Me Creative - Anything Goes (3 entries only)



Card Recipe:
Image - Easter Floppet
Sentiment - Spring Sentiments
Paper - Nana's Nursery Baby Girl by DCWV
Medium - Copic Markers
Pearls - The Paper Studio
Fence Punch - Spooky Fence by Martha Stewart (bats trimmed off)
Grass Die - Cheery Lynn Designs
Egg and Bow Punches - The Punch Bunch
Border Punch - Doily by Martha Stewart






I hope you liked my little card and be sure to drop by the Digital Delights blog to see some other fabulous cards from my teammates.

Katie

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Always and Forever - Magnolia-Licious Challenge - Flowers

It is the turn of Team B to share their cards for Flowers Challenge at Magnolia-Licious. I decided to use the adorable Prima Ballerina Tilda and added the quintessential Spring Flower, the cherry blossom!
This image is my favorite from the Little Moscow collection and I have used her a few times.
Did you see that the latest Animal of the Year Collection is up and available for Pre-Order? I can't wait for them to come in, just so cute!

Challenges:
Crafty Bloggers - Die Cuts or Embossing (3 entries only)
Hobbycutz - Bingo! (Die Cut, Stamp, Flower)(3 entries only)
Sweet Stampin - Flowers
Allsorts - Spring Blossoms
Stamp and Create - Spring Flowers
Lovely Hanglar and Sweet Magnolia - Spring
Ooh La La - Spring
Crazy Challenge - Spring is Here
Corrosive - Pretty Pastels (3 entries only)
Fashionista (No Nose) - Pretty Pastels
Crafty Boots - Sparkle
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Ditzie Digi - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Crafty Hands Devon - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes (no digi)(5 entries only)



Card Recipe:
Image - Prima Ballerina Tilda
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Kaitlin by Recollections
Sentiment - Blossom Phrases by K and Co
Flowers - Cherry Blossoms by Sticko
Die Cut Frame - Sizzix
Label Die - Spellbinders
Pearls - The Paper Studio
Liquid Pearls - Ranger
Pearl Brads - The Eyelet Outlet







I went a little crazy with the Liquid Pearls, all around Tilda and even in her hair but I thought she deserved some blinging up!
You still have almost a week left to join in the challenge at Magnolia-Licious and we can't wait to see your creations!

Katie

Monday, April 14, 2014

You Make Me Smile - Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Anything Goes

We are with another challenge at The Paper Nest Dolls and as always it is Anything Goes!
Now today's card is certainly how Spring feels in Texas, one day hot the next rain and very often days that are both hot and rainy!

Challenges:
Digi Galore - Flowers Galore (10 combined challenges max)
Flat Friends - Add a Sentiment (1 entry only)
Add a Little Dazzle - Easter/Spring
Moving Along with the Times - Easter/Spring (3 entries only)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Suzy Bees - Anything Goes
Color Me Creative - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Crafty Hands Devon - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes (3 entries only)



Card Recipe:
Image - Rainy Day Friends
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper and Umbrella - Sunshowers by Heidi Grace
Sentiment - Paper Sweeties
Border Punch - Fiskars
Ribbon - Hobby Lobby




Now this is such an adorable image, I think they may be sisters, more than just friends, and I hope you like it too!
If you have rain or snow or just plain weather it doesn't matter, when it is Anything Goes at The Paper Nest Dolls you can share your card with us!

Katie

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Pile It On #15 - Tulle or Mesh - Inky Impressions

Another Sunday is here and that means a new challenge at Pile It On! This week our challenge to use "Tulle or Mesh" and we are sponsored by Inky Impressions

Challenges:
Crafty Bloggers - Die Cuts or Embossing (3 entries only)
Fairies - Shabby or Vintage
Little Miss Muffet - Distressed
The Stamping Boutique - Distress It
Clear It Out - Faux Stitching (stashed item is the stamp)
As You Like It - Favorite Stitching (faux as I am rubbish with the machine on paper)
Crafty Ribbons - Flower Power
Penny's - Flower Power
Scrapper's Delights - Flowers
Fairy Tale - Butterflies
The Craft Garden - Pick 3 (Ink, Floral Paper, Ribbon)
Hobbybook Designers - 2 or More Die Cuts
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Girly
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Crafty Hands Devon - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes (no digi)(5 entries only)
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes (square)(2 entries only)




Card Recipe:
Image - Cutie Pie Angelica Rubber Stamp
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Chilled Cucumber Soup by Jillibean Soup
Sentiment - Cloud 9
Doily Die - Lifestyle Crafts
Flowers and Butterflies - Prima
Leaf Die - Elizabeth Craft
Tulle and Ribbon - Hobby Lobby
Glitter - Distress Glitter in Shabby Shutters





This little cutie was fun to color and I hope you like her too.
Now it's your turn to create and share with us over at Pile It On!

Katie

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Bunny Chloe - A Gem of A Challenge - Spring is in the Air

It's time for another challenge at A Gem of A Challenge and our theme this time is "Spring is in the Air". As Easter is on April 20th I thought I could sneak in yet another cute Easter card!
This time I used the super cute Bunny Chloe!

Challenges:
Craftin Desert Divas - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Cute (3 entries only)
Stempelsonne - Happy Easter (3 entries only)
Going Grey - Easter (2 entries only)
Milk Coffee - Easter (3 entries only)
Cute Card Thursday - Easter
Hanna and Friends - Easter
Bloggers Challenge - Easter
Crafts 4 Eternity - Easter
Alphabet Challenge - E is For Easter
DL Art - Easter (3 entries only)
Moving Along with the Times - Easter/Spring (3 entries only)
Craft For The Craic - Spring or Easter (5 entries only)
Add a Little Dazzle - Easter/Spring
Always Something Creative - Easter
Cut It Up - Easter (and die cuts)
Kreative Inkauf - Easter Bunny
CCEE Stampers - Bunny or Eggs
Oddball Stamps - Use a Digi
Doodle Pantry - Use a Digi




Card Recipe:
Image - Bunny Chloe
Sentiment - Doodlebug Designs Easter
Paper and Border - Nana's Nursery Baby Girl by DCWV
Medium - Copic Markers
Circle Dies - Lifestyle Crafts
Doily Die - English Tea Party by Cheery Lynn Designs
Spotted Brads and Pearls - The Paper Studio





This image was perfect for some layering, I really love this technique to give some lift and dimension to an image, and I went with traditional Easter pastel colors and I just love how cute she looks!
I hope that I have inspired you to get Springy and join in with us at A Gem of A Challenge, we especially would love to see your creations using the adorable images Janet has created and be sure to grab the adorable Easter Bunny Freebie and play along with it!

Katie

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Pink Gem Guest at CRAFT - Christmas

Pink Gem Designs are sponsoring the new challenge over at CRAFT today and I got to play along as a guest designer.
The challenge is "Christmas" and it was fun to turn back to the colder days now that we are into the sunny Spring days here in Texas.

Challenges:
Craftin Desert Divas - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes (square)(2 entries only)
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes (Christmas)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Seeing Red (a little or a lot)
Christmas Fun - Anything Goes (Christmas)
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - Christmas Link Up
Cutie Pie - Cute with Dies/Punches




Card Recipe:
Image - Chloe with Sledge
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Dovecraft Back to Basics Vintage Christmas
Sentiment - Hobby Lobby
Chipboard Border - Recollections
Circle Die - Lifestyle Crafts
Paint and Glitter - Martha Stewart
Glitter Dots - Twinkle Goosebumps by Queen and Co








Chloe is all dressed up ready for the cold days and I added some puffy paint and glitter for some sparkle and dimension (and it always is fun to play with different mediums). I hope that you can join in at CRAFT and make a Christmas Card, you could be the Pink Gem Designs winner!

Katie

Digital Delights - Easter Kiddles

Happy Thursday Everyone!
April has already been and will continue to be a very busy month but I still found time for yet another Easter card (I have told you time and again how much I love making them!) and this time I used the absolutely adorable Easter Kiddles from Digital Delights!

Challenges:
Top Tip Tuesday - Cute (3 entries only)
Cutie Pie - Cute with Dies/Punches
Alphabet Challenge - D is for Die Cuts
Cut It Up - Easter (and Die Cut)(1 entry only)
Stempelsonne - Happy Easter (3 entries only)
My Craft Spot - Happy Easter (1 entry only)
Simon Says Stamp - Happy Easter (5 entries only)
Simply Create Too - Easter or Bunnies (3 entries only)
Crafty Boots - Easter
Sweet Stampin - Easter
Lexi's - Easter (2 entries only)
Going Grey - Easter (2 entries only)
Crafting with Dragonflies - Easter (1 entry only)
Crafty Sentiments - Easter (1 entry only)
Craft For The Craic - Spring or Easter (5 entries only)
Sunflower Field Designs - Easter or Spring (3 entries only)
Get Inky - Spring/Easter (2 entries only)
Digi Choosday - Ovals
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Craftin Desert Divas - Anything Goes




Card Recipe:
Image - Easter Kiddles
Sentiment - Easter Sentiments Set
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - The Spring Fling Set by DCWV
Dies - Oval and Opulent Ovals by Spellbinders
Vellum Border - Martha Stewart
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Bows - Offray
Rhinestones - The Paper Studio






I colored and cut a couple of layers of this image and popped up an extra head for a little extra dimension. The papers are so soft and gentle and while different from the usual Spring colors I thought they were perfect for this cute image.
I hope you liked my little card and be sure to drop by the Digital Delights blog to see some other fabulous cards from my teammates.

Katie

Monday, April 7, 2014

Happy Birthday with Rite of Spring by Aurora Wings

In the last Facebook Fan Page Challenge from Aurora Wings I won a Top 3 spot and got to choose an image as a prize and so I just had to play again!
Now I not happy with my coloring at all on this, it took me ages and I just didn't do the gorgeous image justice at all. But we all need to learn when doing something new and I promise the next one will be better :)
I gave her a Shabby Chic style with some inking and a touch of lace.

Challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks - Color an Image
Crafty Ribbons - Ribbon
Glitter N Sparkle - Lace and Pearls
Pile It On - Feminine
Simon Says Stamp - Happy Birthday
Ladybugs Crafts Ink - Happy Birthday
Aurora Wings FB Challenge - Happy Birthday
Aurora Wings Challenge - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (5 entries only)
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
Divas by Design - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/Signs of Spring





Card Recipe:
Image - Rite of Spring by Arurora Wings
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Park Bench by Fancy Pants
Sentiment - My Sentiments Exactly
Doily Die - Lifestyle Crafts
Border Punch - Daisy by Martha Stewart
Crimping Tool - Fiskars
Ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon
Lace - Hobby Lobby
Pearl Brads - The Eyelet Outlet





These images are so complex to color, maybe I would do better having a try with my pencils again next time.
So there we go, I hope you like her.

Katie

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Happy Easter with Easter Poppy!

OK, here goes with another Easter card, I did warn you that I love making these, and today features the brand new Easter Poppy from Pink Gem Designs.
I gave her a Shabby Chic style with inking, trim, fabric and burlap, it was a lot of fun to make.

Challenges:
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (5 entries only)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Craftin Desert Divas - Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Things with Wings (3 entries only)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes/Easter Colors
Simply Create Too - Easter or Bunnies (3 entries only)
Auds Sentiments - Easter or Spring Sentiment (5 entries only)
Lexi's - Easter (2 entries only)
Craft For The Craic - Spring or Easter (5 entries only)
City Crafter - Spring or Easter
Going Grey - Spring 2 (entries only)
Milk Coffee - Spring (3 entries only)
Digi Choosday - Flower Power (2 entries only)
Just Add Ink - Just Add Layers
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Add Wings
The House That Stamps Built - Things with Wings
Alphabet Challenge - D is for Die Cuts
Top Tip Tuesday - Cute (3 entries only)
Craftitude - Corrugated Cardboard
Crafters Cafe - Kraft and Corrugated Cardboard
Crafty Hands - Shabby Chic (3 entries only)
4 Crafty Chicks - Color an Image
Fantastic Tuesday - Patterned Paper (and square) (2 entries only)




Card Recipe:
Image - Easter Poppy
Medium - Copic Markers
Corrugated Cardstock - DCWV
Green Plaid Paper - The Delightful Stack by DCWV
Other Paper - Scraps
Sentiment - Bo Bunny
Burlap Flower - Hobby Lobby
Fabric Butterfly - Recollections
Trim - May Arts
Ribbon - Hobby Lobby
Button - Unknown
Twine - Crop Stop
Doily Die - Lifestyle Crafts






I used the colorless blender on Poppy's sweater to give it a little fuzzy look and added a touch of ink to the mats to give a little shabby chic feel to it.
I hope you enjoyed this and be sure play in our "Ribbon and Lace" challenge at A Gem of A Challenge you have until Friday to get your entries in!

Katie

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Prince Delightful Digital Delights - New Releases

I know I say it each month but I really can't believe how quickly this year is going by and we are again at NEW RELEASE time at Digital Delights!
I got to use the adorable Prince Delightful and I think he would be perfect on a birthday invitation or a scrapbook page as well as a card.

Challenges:
Little Red Wagon - Masculine
Fab N Funky - Once Upon a Time (Fairytale/Fantasy)
Fantastic Tuesday - Patterned Paper (and square) (2 entries only)
Divas by Design - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (5 entries only)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Craftin Desert Divas - Anything Goes



Card Recipe:
Image - Prince Delightful
Sentiment - Happily Ever After Sentiment Set
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - The Natural Stack by DCWV
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Brads - The Paper Studio
Bowtie - Papermania






I hope you liked my little card and be sure to drop by the Digital Delights blog to see some other fabulous cards from my teammates.

Katie