Sunday, August 29, 2010

Pile It On - Farewell to Summer

It's time for another challenge at Pile It On and this week's theme is "Farewell to Summer..." and we'd like to see your 'Goodbye' and 'Missing You' cards and projects.
We have a fabulous sponsor, Digi Doodles Shop, who provided the team with images to help us complete our projects.
As it is Pile It On I found a few more challenges for my card:

Color Throwdown - Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, So Saffron and Pear Pizazz
For Fun - Ribbon
Crafty Creations - 3 papers, 2 ribbons and a charm
Going Grey - Ribbon, Flowers and Brads
Midnight Madness - Sketch (I turned it)
Digi Doodle Shop - Distressing
Dutch Dare - Vintage Summer
Bunny Zoes - Vintage
Papercutz - Metal Embellishment (charm)
Pennys - Pink and Green
Oh Alice - Little Girls
One Stitch At A Time - Girlie
Allsorts - In Garden or Park
Crazy 4 Challenges - Lattice
One Stop Crafts - How Sentimental
Bee Crafty - Anything Goes
Speedy the Cat's Friends - Friendship card

Card Recipe:
Image - Daisy Girl by Digi Doodles Shop
Paper - Basic Grey Lemonade
Medium - Copic Markers
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Flowers - Prima
Brads - Spare Parts
Sentiment - Inka Dinka Doo

I just love this image, so wistful and innocent, kind of sad, yet endearing at the same time.
As Summer draws to a close and Fall gets closer we'd love to see your creations at Pile It On so please come along and join us, you could be this weeks winner!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Digital Delights - Back To School with Mr Bookworm

Time for more fabulous cards from the Digital Delights Team!
All of them have created some super cards using images designed by Wendy Hall for Digital Delights.


Stamp Something - Digital Something
Frosted Designs - Back To School
Lil Red Wagon - Back to School
Paper Pretties - Back to School
ABC Design - Back to School
Crafty Ho's - Photo Inspiration (I did Back to School with it)
Paper Cutz - Anything Goes
Annabelle Stamps - Say It With A Bow
Cupcake Crafts - Blue and Green
Whoopsi Daisy - Blue and Green
Raise The Bar - Sketch
Paper Make Up - Image in a Circle and 4 of the same Embellishment
One Stitch at a Time - Say it With Shapes
Papertake - 3,2,1 (I used 3 papers, 2 shapes and 1 image)
Fab and Funky - 3 papers, 2 embellishemnts (mine are buttons and ribbon) and 1 image

Card Recipe:
Image - Bookworm
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Glitter and Glitz by KI Memories
Ribbon - American Crafts
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Die Cut - Spellbinders
Sentiment - Doodlebug Designs

I just love this guy and I think I should of added a "Hitting The Books" sentiment but you know what they say about hindsight! LOL
I hope you like him too and please take a moment to see what my Digital Delights Sisters have been up to as well!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Pixie Cottage Challenge #33 - Back 2 School

It's another Once Upon A Wednesday at The Pixie Cottage and we have another fabulous sketch from Pam.
Sadly Pam has had some health issues that have forced her to step down from creating cards for us but she has a lasting legacy here as she created many wonderful sketches and we will continue using them to honor her time with us.

The challenge along with the sketch this week is a great one, "Back To School".
If your children haven't already gone back then they will be super soon and it's the perfect time to celebrate the upcoming school year.

You don't have to use a Pixie Cottage Stamp to enter but if you do have why not try out!
Remember you can use the sketch, the theme or both and can combine our challenge with any others you like!


Twisted Thursday - Back to School and Yellow
Frosted Designs - Back To School
Character Cafe - Glaze
Paper Cutz - Anything Goes
Stampin For The Weekend - Anything Goes
Stamp Insanity - Button Up Buttercup
Ellephantastic - Male Project
Stempeltraeume - Card for a Man (mine is for a boy)
Let's Ink It Up - Anything Goes plus Yellow
One Stitch at a Time - Say it With Shapes
Crafty Ho's - Photo Inspiration (I did Back to School with it)

Card Recipe:
Image - Udderly Adorable Boy by Alisa Ramirez
Paper - DCWV
Medium - Copic Markers
Die Cuts - Spellbinders
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Acrylic Letters - Recollections
Buttons - Stash
Sentiment - Printed

I think this little guy really is "adoraBULL" and I added Glossy Accents to his hat to make him super awesome!
I hope all your little ones (and bigger ones too) have got over the 1st Day "Gitters" and are back to enjoying learning and being with their friends.
Be sure to use a little of that time you have on your hands (yeah right Mom's?) and come and show us your creations.

Cooking It Up #26 - Little Darling with Pixie Dust

It's time for a new Cooking It Up With Katie challenge and this week we are sponsored by Pixie Dust Studios who gave us such cute images to work with!

The recipe this week is:


Now I know I have a girl on the card but I used the "Boy" part of the recipe to help me choose the colors and style of the DP and I hope it works.


Belli - Round and Metal
Paper Romance - Metal Embellishment
The Shabby Tea Room - A Little Bit of Metal
Auds Sentiments - Anything Goes
Digi Doodles Shop - Anything Goes
Flutterby Wednesdays - Open (with an Angel, Fairy or Butterfly)
Craft Your Days Away - With Wings
Cute Card Thursday - Sketch
Pixie Dust - Polka Dots
Clearly Inspired - Cute and Fuzzy (the image is cute and the felt accents are fuzzy)
Res Q - "Some Me Time" (use favorite things, mine are my Copic's, border punches and Basic Grey paper :))
Stamp Something - Digital Something
Stampin B's - Circle, Flower and Die Cut
Totally Stampalicious - At least 2 textures (I used felt, metal and acrylic)

Card Recipe:
Image - Pixie Dust
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Basic Grey Max and Whiskers
Sentiment - K&Co
Border Punch - Fiskars Apron Lace
Felt Accents - Colorbok
Die Cut - Quickutz

I just love this little image, she looks to me like a Girl Scout Brownie Fairy!
The brown and blue tones to me are very relaxing and the Max and Whiskers papers are just wonderful!
I hope to see you joining in at Cooking It Up With Katie with your creations!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Back to School with Pink Gem

It's that time of year again, the children go back to school on Monday and the house is full of backpacks, binders and school supplies.
So I thought it only fitting to bring out a school theme stamp for a card!


Gem of a Challenge - Sketch
Kah Wink E Dink - Back To School
Frosted Designs - Back To School
Stampin Royalty - School Days
Delightful Challenges - Back to School (with Primary Colors)
Theme Thursday - Children
Charisma - Die Cuts
One Stitch At A Time - Pack a Punch
Character Cafe - Glaze
Incy Wincy - Yellow
Lexi's - Yellow and Orange
Gingersnaps - Yellow, Orange and Red

Card Recipe:
Image - School Girl Chloe by Pink Gem Designs
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - DCWV
Border Punch - Fiskars Apron Lace
Sentiment - Doodlebug
Brads - Spare Parts
Corners - KI Memories
Die Cut - Spellbinders

I added Glossy Accents to her apple and her shoes as I can remember always having a shiny new pair of shoes to start school with (no sneakers/tennis shoes/converse in those days! LOL)
I hope you like her and that all the little ones, and not so little ones have a wonderful transition back to school from the long Summer break.

Friday, August 20, 2010

A Just Because Card - A Hug Is Worth A 1000 Words

For some reason I seemed to have a little crafting time on my hands this week and so I got the chance to make a couple of extra cards.
I love using the Hannah stamps from The Pixie Cottage and this one of Hannah on the stepping stones is such a lovely one.


Crafty Creations - Butterflies
Creative Inspirations - Sketch
A Crafty Little Place - Blue, Pink and Green
Charisma - Die Cuts
Crafty Catz - Buttons and Butterflies
Character Cafe - Glaze
Mad For Markers - Use Pink Copic's
ECP - Girly
Your Next Stamp - Bold, Bright Summery Colors
Alphabet Challenge - Q is for Quotes

Card Recipe:
Image - Hannah With Stepping Stones
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Cosmo Cricket DeLovely
Butterfly Punch - Martha Stewart
Sentiment - KI Memories

I added Glossy Accents to her boots and the water to give a little more impression of the splashy fun I feel sure she's having!
I hope you liked this one and be sure to come back tomorrow for a cute Back to School creation.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Digital Delights - Thinking of You

It's time for another showcase of cards over at Digital Delights!
The team have a glorious selection for you this week so be sure to drop by and show them some love.

Challenges for this card:

Dare U2 Digi - Blooms and Charms
Fab N Funky - Flower Power
Fussy and Fancy - Sketch
Stamp Something - Fairytale
Craftalicious - Pearls and Swirls
Crafts and Me - Petals and Pearls
The Crafty Pad - Glitz and Glitter
Sentimental Sundays - Ribbon or Lace (plus a sentiment)
Bee Crafty - Ribbons and Bows
If The Shoe Fits - Die Cuts
Creative Card Crew - Sparkle and Shine
My Time To Craft - Glitter and Glitz
City Crafter - Isn't She Lovely
Penny's - Pink and Green
Lollipop Ladies - Pink Cupcake Inspiration

Card Recipe:
Image - Madison the Bride
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Glitz and Glitter KI Memories
Sentiment - Hero Arts
Flowers - Prima and Colorbok
Pearls - Queen and Co

I know that Madison is really a bride but I love to make more of an image than it was originally designed for and in Pink I think she looks the perfect Princess!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Pixie Cottage Challenge #20 - Anything But A Card - Guest Sketch

It's time for another Once Upon A Wednesday at The Pixie Cottage and another sketch from our fabulous Special Guest Sketcher Jay Jay!

Along with the sketch we have the added challenge of making "Anything But A Card"
You don't have to use a Pixie Cottage Stamp to enter but if you do have why not try out!
Remember you can use the sketch, the theme or both and can combine our challenge with any others you like!

Challenges for this project:

Pixie Dust - Pretty in Pink
Paper Romance - Pink and Bling
Frosted Designs - Pick 5. Punches, Ribbon, Pink, Flowers, Buttons
Thrilling Thursday - Recipe: Ribbon, Bling and Embossing
Stamptacular Sunday - Buttons and Bows
Wee Memories - Buttons, Brads and Bling (any of them)
Digi Doodle Shop - Flowers
One Stitch At A Time - Pack A Punch
Alphabet Challenge - P is for Punches
Tanda Stamps - Beautiful Borders
Sew Many Challenges - Stitching
Pollycraft - In Stitches
Practical Scrappers - Stitching
Little Paper Shop - Sewing
Alys - Get Dotty
Wild Flower Patch - Polka Dots
Stempeltraeume - Packaging (a box)
Gingersnaps - Go 3D
Simon Says Stamp - Make a Gift
The Pink Elephant - Ribbon and Sparkles
Everybody Art - In The Garden

Image - Pumpkin Fairy Hannah by Sandra Hammer
Paper - Glitz and Glitter KI Memories
Medium - Copic Markers
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Flower Punch - EK Success
Chipboard Corners - Colorbok
Ribbon - Hobby Lobby
Scoring Tool (for box) - Martha Stewart Score Board

I love how this turned out and it was nice to make something other than a card for a change.
We'd all love to see you playing over at The Pixie Cottage so grab your supplies and get creating!

Cooking It Up #25 - King of The Beach

It's time for another recipe challenge at my Cooking It Up With Katie challenge blog and this week we are sponsored by the awesome Simply Betty Stamps!
They have a fabulous prize of ALL 6 of their NEW RELEASE IMAGES!

We have a great recipe and it is:

Tie some String or Twine
Add some Water (in the technique, image or theme)
Finish with a Punch

Other challenges for this card:

Friday Sketchers - Sketch
Stempel Magie - Birthday (I actually gave this to my son for his 13th birthday which was Sunday)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Random Amusing - Blue and Green
Tuesday Taggers - Sea, Water or Boats
Paper Pretties - Summer

Card Recipe:
Image - Christian by Simply Betty
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Poppy Seeds by K&Co
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
String - Stash
Sentiment - K&Co

I just love what a Cool Dude Christian is :)
My son loved this card for his birthday and as he turned 13 I think he'll try and use Christian as a model to what he wants to look like!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Digital Delights - Have a Magical Birthday!

It's time for another showcase of cards over at Digital Delights!
The team have a glorious selection for you this week so be sure to drop by and show them some love.

My card features a real cutie and I found a few challenges that worked for him too.

Truly Scrumptcious - Sketch (and golden oldie option)
I Did It - Cute
Stamp Something - Photo Inspiration
Your Next Stamp - Birthdays
Crafty Cardmakers - Birthdays
Allsorts - Primary Colors
Crafty Ho's - Primary Colors
Stamping With The Dragon - Yellow, Blue and Green
Whoopsi Daisy - Blue and Green
Crazy 4 Challenges - Cupcakes
Donna's Den - Something Sweet
Stamping Vacation - Pick 3, I picked "something with blue on it", "Patterned paper with yellow", "Image with a hand on it"
Alphabet Challenge - O is for Oval
One Stitch At A Time - Mystical
By The Cute and Girly - Animal Antics
Ooh La La - Spots and Dots

Card Recipe:
Image - Augustus the Dragon
Paper - K&Co Citronella
Medium - Copic Markers
Glitter - Stickles
Sentiment - Printed

I hope you like him as much as I do and I really hope you'll drop by Digital Delights to see the other creations.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Pixie Cottage Challenge #31 - Fancy Fold

It's time for another new sketch from Pam at The Pixie Cottage and a new technique challenge to go along with it!

This is a fairly simple sketch as we'd like you to also make the card with a "Fancy Fold"! This can be an easel card, a gatefold, a z- fold, anything other than the regular one fold card. Of course you can just do the sketch but it wouldn't be a challenge without a little thinking would it! LOL
You don't have to use a Pixie Cottage Stamp to enter but if you do have why not try out!
Remember you can use the sketch, the theme or both and can combine our challenge with any others you like!

Digi Doodle Shop - Use Your Favorite Stamp
Craft Your Days Away - Favorite Thing
Sentiment Sundays - Anything Goes
Drunken Stampers - Masking
Pixie Dust - Buttons
Crafty Catz - Buttons and Bows
Curtain Call - Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Early Expresso, Very Vanilla
Cupcake Inspirations - Brown and Orange/Peach cupcakes
Creative Stamp Friends - Friends
Our Creative Corner - Embossing
Penny's - Anything Goes
Rosie Dees = More Than One Fold
Anything Goes - Folds
Crazy Challenge - Forest Friends/Back to Nature

Card Recipe:
Image - Apple Hannah by Sandra Hammer and Orchid Park by ALota Rubber Stamps
Paper - K&Co
Medium - Copic Markers
Flowers - Prima
Border Punch - Martha Stewart and Fiskars

This is the card open.

There is a panel on the back for the message.

Here is a close up of the image. I masked the two images together and love how well they work together.
We'd love to see you over at The Pixie Cottage!

Prairie Kids 2nd Card - Fall Blessings

It's time for my second card from the new clear stamp set by Wendy Hall called Prairie Kids.

Card Recipe:
Image: Prairie Kids by Clear Dollar Stamps and Digital Delights
Paper: Bo Bunny
Medium : Copic Markers
Flowers - Martha Stewart

I think this will get you in the mood for some cooler days, certainly anything is better than the 100's we've been having LOL