Thursday, August 29, 2013

Relax and Take It Easy - Digital Delights

Happy Thursday everyone! I hope if it was back to school week for you that it went smoothly, the card here today is just for you ;)
I used the super sweet Relax Barnaby for my Digital Delights card and he is for all of you who need a vacation now that Summer is over! LOL

Partytime Tuesdays - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
Cutie Pie - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Simon Say Stamp - Anything Goes (5 entries only)
2 Sisters - Square Card
Ladybug Crafts - Something Floral
Little Claires - Summer Holiday (3 entries only)
The Perfect Sentiment - Summer or School
Get Inky - Bugs
Little Red Wagon - Pretty Polka Dots
Nutcrafters - Spots and/or Stripes
Cuttlebug Mania - Die Cuts
Die Cuttin Divas - Just Because (and a die cut)

Card Recipe:
Image - Relax Barnaby
Sentiment - Feel Better Sentiment Set
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Farmhouse by Crate Paper (cherry) and Hometown Summer by Pink Paislee (green dot)
Die Cuts - Ticket by Sizzix, Leaves by Memory Box, Flowers by MFT and FRame by Nellie
Rhinestones - Unknown
Roses - Wild Orchid Crafts

So if you have time for a little relaxation time then please take it, you earned it!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Inky Impressions Challenge - Animals

It's time for a new challenge at Inky Impressions and this week we want to see your cards featuring animals!
Lia Stampz - Summer (2 entry only)
Crafts Too Challenge You - Beach Colors
Little Claires - Summer Holiday (3 entries only)
Come and Get It - Go On a Holiday
LEJ Designs - Holidays or Travel
Creative Corner - Cute Critters
Crazy 4 Challenges - Animals
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Animal Cards for Kids
2 Sisters - Square Card
Our Creative Corner - Words Words Words

Card Recipe:
Image - Beach Kitty
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper and Sentiment - Creative Imaginations
Chair and Umbrellas - Jolees
Die Cut - Teardrop Circles

Now who could resist this cutie? She was fun to color and I think I could do with a moment where she is :)
Now it is over to you to go and create an animal card and come back and share with us, you could be our winner.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

A True Friend - Magnolia-Licious Challenge - Clean and Simple

It's time for a new challenge at Magnolia-Licious and we are looking for Clean and Simple (CAS) cards for this challenge. Yes I know how much you love to add all those fabulous embellishments to your Maggie cards but this time we need the "less is more" look. Now to most CAS artists my card may have too much on it but in my world this is as simple as it gets!

Just For Fun - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Color Me Creative - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Amusing Challenges - Anything Goes (2 entries no digi)
Great Impressions - Square Card (3 entries only)
2 Sisters - Square Card
Country View Crafts - Quotes and Sayings (this one is by Heather Pryor)
Our Creative Corner - Words, Words, Words
Eureka Stamps - Be Sentimental
Whimsy Inspires - Clean and Simple
Love to Scrap - Bingo! (Ribbon, Sentiment, Flowers (on the paper))(2 entries only)
613 Avenue Create - Make Your Own Challenge (Image, Die Cut, Liquid Pearls, Flowers (on the paper), Ribbon)
The Ribbon Girls - Magnolia Only Girly
Crafty Sentiments - Girly
Happy Campers - Use a Stamp (3 entries only)
Totally Gorjuss - Bows
Craft DeeBowz - Handmade Bow
Card Mania - Ribbon

Card Recipe:
Image - Gucci Tilda
Medium - Copic Markers
Sentiment - Bo Bunny
Paper - SEI
Die - Nellies Frames
Ribbon - Unknown
Studs - Unknown
Bow - Papermania
Pearls - Liquid Pearls

Now who wouldn't want Gucci Tilda as a friend, she is stylish and fun all at the same time!
As well as our challenges at Magnolia-Licious have you been checking out our "W"ednesdays? Each week we have super cards featuring Wee Stamps and Wild Rose Studios and they are so wonderful, you must come back and take a look.
Now it's over to you, go and make a CAS card for us and come back and share, you could be our winner!


Saturday, August 24, 2013

Pirates! - Pink Gem - Anything With a B.....

It's a while since I made a card for Pink Gem and their Gem of a Challenge with my short break from blogging and the fact that we spilt the team from 2 to 3 and I have missed coloring up those super sweet images!
I got to choose the challenge for this week and I went with "Anything with a B....", you could choose Boys, Buttons, Blue, Butterflies, Brads or Black (like I did), anything as long as it starts with a "B"!

Going Grey - Girly (2 entries only)
Paper Pretties - Girly
Simply Create Too - For a Child
Crafty Catz - Stitching (1 entry only)
613 Avenue Create - Stitching
Cutie Pie - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes (4 entries only)
Sister Act - Anything Goes
365 Cards Word Wednesday - Adventure
Pennys - Dies/Punches

Card Recipe:
Image - Pirate Chloe
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Countryside Villa by The Paper Studio
Sentiments - The Paper Studio
Die Cuts - Oval and Scalloped Rectangle by Spellbinders
Embossing Folder - Spellbinders
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Brads - Making Memories
Embossing Enamel - Shabby Taupe by Stampendous

I love this sweet image of Chloe, she still looks super girly even when dressed up as a pirate!
I hope you will join in with us at Gem of a Challenge, it is a super easy challenge and we would love to see you over there :)

Friday, August 23, 2013

Together Is A Wonderful Place to Be - Invitation Tilda

Wow what a week it has been here, so busy that I seem to meet myself coming back in the opposite direction! Running back and forth to school for marching band practice, getting school clothes, haircuts, and hopefully today we will get a last trip in with a visit to the Dallas World Aquarium
But somehow I managed to fit in a little extra card using the super sweet Invitation Tilda, I can't believe I hadn't inked her up before.
I thought she looked like she could be writing a letter to a very special someone and so that is the theme I went with.

Magnolia Down Under - Inspiration photo (white flowers, soft colors and little shabby chic style)
The Shabby Tearoom - Material Girl (Blue, Green, White, Fabric and Flowers)
Love to Scrap - Bingo! (Lace, Sentiment, Embossing)(2 entries only)
Happy Campers - Use a Stamp (3 entries only)
Lovely Hanglar and Sweet Magnolia - Punches/Dies
Pennys - Dies/Punches
Addicted to Stamps - Shabby Chic/Vintage
Crafty Creations - Shabby Chic
Flutterby Wednesday - Emboss (heat or dry)(and butterfly or fairy)
Fab N Funky - Stick It! (sentiment is a sticker)
Marvelous Magnolia - Lots of Lovely Layers
Little Red Wagon - Layers

Card Recipe:
Image -Invitation Tilda
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - The Linen Closet by DCWV
Glitter Cardstock - The Paper Company
Sentiment - 3 Bugs in a Rug
Die Cuts - Lacy Circle by Spellbinders and Floral Vine by Memory Box
Lace Fabric - Joanns
Rose Trim - Hobby Lobby
Trim - May Arts
Flower - Prima
Butterflies - Recollections
Pearls - Recollections
Embossing Enamel - Shabby Blue by Stampendous

The base of the card was covered with some gorgeous lace fabric that I have had for a while, I bought it when it was on sale and 1 yard goes a long way!
I added a little embossing enamel around the edge of the image and all the edges of the card base to add a little shabby style to the card, I love the effect it gives.
Anyway be back tomorrow for a Pink Gem card and I hope if you have last minute Back to School stuff to do that your weekend goes well :)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

It's Your Special Day - Digital Delights

Ooh have I got a treat for you today? Take time to grab a "slice" of my card for Digital Delights, it sure is a yummy one!
I really love this image, a perfect cake for lots of occasions and so much fun to bling it up with glitter and liquid pearls.

Great Impressions - Square Card (3 entries only)
Color Me Creative - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - Birthday (5 entries only)
Digi Darla - Birthday
Robyns Fetish - Put a Frame Around It
Created With Love - Something Sweet (10 combined challenges max)
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Image of Food
Cheery Lynn Designs - Doilies
Oldie But a Goodie - Embossing (the old items are the die and the image)

Card Recipe:
Image - Tiered Cake
Sentiment - Birthday Sentiment Set
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - K and Co (Pink Gingham) and The Paper Studio (Pearl)
Die Cut - English Tea Party by Cheery Lynn Designs
Flowers and Leaves - Crafty City
Lace and Rose Trim - Hobby Lobby
Glitter Dots - Recollections
Liquid Pearls - Ranger
Glitter - Glamour Dust

It has been the month of birthdays here, both sons had them last week and it is hubby's on Saturday so cake has been on the menu a lot at the Tate household recently.
I hope you enjoyed a slice of this virtual cake and are all ready for school to start soon, ours is on Monday and then I get to take a well deserved break :)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Star Player - Inky Impressions Challenge - Make it Masculine

It's time for a new challenge at Inky Impressions and this week we want to see your Masculine cards.

Make It Monday - Always Anything Goes
Cutie Pie - Anything Goes
Craft Desert Divas - Anything Goes
Auds Sentiments - Anything But a Birthday Card
Crafts 4 Eternity - Summer Sun (3 entries only)
Crafty Cardmakers - Fun in The Sun (15 combined challenges max)
Come and Get It - Things with Wings
613 Avenue Create - Stitching
That Craft Place - Stitching (10 challenges max, 3 entries only)
Crafty Sentiments - Colorful (1 entry only)

Card Recipe:
Image - Soccer Owl
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Heidi Grace
Sentiment - Carolees Creations
Shirt, Grass, Ball and Boots - Jolees

Now this little seems to be enjoying his last few days before school goes back playing outside! I know this Summer has flown by, school starts on Monday and that is when my break starts .
I hope you like this and be sure to see the other card I posted today for "W"ednesday at Magnolia-Licious!

You and Me - "W"ednesday with Emily and Cat! - Wild Rose Studios

It's "W"ednesday and that means more fabulous Wee Stamps and Wild Rose Studios cards for you to see at Magnolia-Licious!
This week I went with the adorable Emily and her Cat and although she sold out first time around she is on her way back soon, she just has to travel all the way from the UK and it takes a little longer.
But while you are waiting for her to arrive have you seen the new Surprise Packages that Diana has on offer right now? There are 3 choices of surprises (some even include dies!) and although it will be a surprise I know you will love them!

Just For Fun - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Creative Corner - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Cutie Pie - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Auds Sentiments - Anything But a Birthday Card
Going Grey - Girly (2 entries only)
Word Play - Childhood
Allsorts - Use Your New Stash (stamp is new to me)
Craft Room Challenge - Something New (the stamp)
Pumpkin Spice - Colored Image
Stampin For The Weekend - Butterflies (1 entry only)
Come and Get It - Wings (2 entries only)
Card Crafters Circle - Winged Things
C is For Challenge - Animals (1 entry only)
The Crazy Challenge - Animals
There She Goes - Fur Friends
Robyns Fetish - Put a Frame Around It
Papertake Weekly - Flower Power
Craft Your Passion - Summer Flowers
Creative Moments of Craft - Color Inspiration (photo with soft pink, blues)

Card Recipe:
Image - Emily and Cat by Wild Rose Studios
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper and Sentiment - Momenta
Butterfly Die - Simon Says Stamp
Banner Die - Little Miss Muffet
Other Dies - Oval and Beaded Oval by Spellbinders
Cherry Blossom - Sticko
Tiny Flowers - Jolees by You Petunia

Oh my goodness how cute is this scene? Just adorable and an absolute dream to color, I love them so much!
So now you have seen my card be sure to drop by Magnolia-Licious to see the other wonderful cards from Team B and while you are there be sure to enter our Lace Challenge, you still have a few days left to get your entries in.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Inky Impressions Inspiration - Wishing Well Birthday

Today is my turn to share an extra inspiration card at the Inky Impressions Inspiration blog. There are lots of extra cards and projects over there and it seems not many people know about it and I'd love you to take a look and leave a little love for the designers over there.
I went with a Birthday card today, everyone needs extra Birthday cards don't they?

Crafting By Design - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Our Creative Corner - Words, Words, Words (text paper)
Pumpkin Spice - Colored Image
Totally Gorjuss - Dies and Punches
Card Crafters Circle - Winged Things
Come and Get It - Wings (2 entries only)
Desert Island Crafters - Pick at least 3 (Blue, Butterfly, Birthday)
One Crazy Stamper - Birthday (5 entries only)
Kitty Bee - Birthday (10 combined challenges max)

Card Recipe:
Image - Wishing Well
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper and Sentiment - Fancy Pants
Pearls - Inky Impressions
Border Punch - Fiskars
Circle Die - Lacy Circle by Spellbinders
Butterfly Punch - Martha Stewart

This cute image could be used for so many different occasions but "Birthday Wishes" from a wishing well seemed a very nice idea.
Hope you liked it.

The Paper Nest Dolls - Shaped Cards

It's the start of a new week and for me a new team! I have been making cards with the super cute Paper Nest Dolls for a while and so it is wonderful to be a part of the team.
The new challenge is "Shaped Cards" and you can see all the fabulous samples at the Paper Nest Dolls Challenge!
I thought I'd squeeze in another Summer card and Boogie Boy Owen was the perfect guy for the job!

Crafting By Design - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Color Me Creative - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Auds Sentiments - Anything But a Birthday Card
Glitter N Sparkle - Anything But a Square
Crafter Cafe - At the Beach
Digi Haven - The Sea
Crafts 4 Eternity - Summer Sun (3 entries only)
Heck of a Challenge - Summer Holidays
Pumpkin Spice - Colored Image

Card Recipe:
Image - Boogie Boy Owen
Medium - Copic Markers
Sentiments - The Paper Studio
Paper - Fly a Kite and Away We Go by My Minds Eye
Die Cut (for base) - Lifestyle Crafts
Brads - The Paper Studio
Palm Tree - Provo Craft
Embossing Powder (as sand) - Mix'd Media in Honey by Color Box

This is the fabulous prize for the winner!

I used a large Lifestyle Crafts die to make the card base, I hardly ever make non square cards so this was a challenge for me. I added some Honey colored embossing powder to the area around Owens feet to look like sand, but I used glue instead of embossing ink and let it air dry instead of using the heat gun (it would have melted the crystals and that wasn't the look I was looking for) and I think it worked out really well.
I hope you liked this and will give a shaped card a go soon and come back and share at the Paper Nest Dolls Challenge!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

When Life Gives You Lemons - PIO #33 - No Designer Paper

It's Sunday so that means a new challenge over at Pile It On and this time we want to see NO DESIGNER PAPER on your creations! Please don't go running and screaming for the hills, you have plenty of options to create a great card, you could stamp or paint your background, use sprays or mists, use embossing folders, ribbons, stickers, just NO DESIGNER PAPER!
We have a new sponsor this week and it is Oak Pond Creations

Can You Digi It - Lift Me Up (Encouraging sentiment)
Crafty Sentiments - Punches/Dies (1 entry only)
Cuttlebug Mania - Embossing
Top Tip Tuesday - Embossing
Patties Creations - Embossing
Joanna Sheen - Embossing (heat or dry)
Gingerloft - Bright Sunshine Yellow
Belli - Glitter (the glittered cardstock)
The Paper Shelter - Ribbon
Pennys - Ribbon
Alphabet Challenge - Decoupage
Hiding in My Craft Room - Stitching
One Stop Crafts - Add Stripes
Pumpkin Spice - Colored Image
Auds Sentiments - Anything But a Birthday Card
Crafting By Design - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
Creative Corner - Anything Goes (3 entries only)

Card Recipe:
Image - When Life Gives You Lemons
Sentiment - Doodle Pantry
Medium - Copic Markers
Ruffled Ribbon - Offray
Trim - Hobby Lobby
Die Cut - Lacey Oval by Spellbinders
Embossing Folder - The Paper Studio

I love how the glitter in the cardstock really sets off the embossing, I didn't miss the patterned paper at all!
Now it's over to you to create and then enter the challenge at Pile It On

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Sending Buckets of Love

Happy Saturday everyone!
I am trying to get back in the swing of things with lots of new stuff for you to see and today I have a Summery "Just Because" card that I made a few weeks ago.
We took a short break/long weekend and got two days at the beach a few weeks ago and this takes me back to the warm ocean breeze (well wind) on my face and my toes in the sand.
It has been a super busy week for me with two birthdays, running to and from school for both High Schoolers who have "before school starts stuff" with Band and PSAT team and I could do with a walk on the sand but it's not coming any time soon so this card will have to make do.

Stamp With Fun - Summer
Ribbon Carousel - Summertime Fun (and spooled item)
Fab N Funky - Looks Like Summer
Crafts 4 Eternity - Summer Sun (3 entries only)
Creative Moments - Sea/Seashore
Parade Your Crafts - Down By The Sea (2 entries only)
Without Words - By The Seaside (CAS style)
Whoopsi Daisy - Stitching (real or faux)
Lil Red Wagon - Use a Sun
Perfect Sentiment - The Great Outdoors
Crafter Cafe - At the Beach
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Stamps + Fun = Creativity - Anything Goes
Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting By Design - Anything Goes

Card Recipe:
Image - Sea Turtle Beach by From The Heart
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Nostalgia by My Minds Eye
Wooden Sun - Lara's Crafts
Trim - Multicraft Imports

A very simple card for me, just a little layering for dimension, a few layers of torn sand, a little inking and that was about it.
Anyway. I'm sending Buckets of Love to all of you and be sure to drop back tomorrow for a card for the new challenge at Pile It On!


Friday, August 16, 2013

Scor-Pal Meets Viva Las Vegas Stamps

Today I get to share my project with the fabulous Scor-Pal and Viva Las Vegas Stamps

I loved the stamps I chose and right away had an idea for a cute way to use them.

Project Recipe:
Stamps - Plate 1116
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Mementa
Die Cuts - Spellbinders
Brads - Unknown
Scoring Tool - Scor-Pal
Mat - Scor-Mat
Adhesive - Scor-Tape

For each drawer start with a piece of cardstock measuring 8 1/2" by 7". Score at 1" and 2", turn a 1/4 turn and repeat and repeat until all 4 sides are scored as in the photo.

Cut away the 3 squares on each corner as shown in the photo. Snip the remaining square to the score line to form a flap so you can create the corner.

A big tip is to cut the flap to make an angle as shown in the photo to make the corner easier to form and to make a crisper corner.

Add Scor-Tape as shown to the inside sides.

Turn over and add Scor-Tape to the flaps on the outside.

Form the drawer on the scored lines and use the Scor-Tool to create crisp edges from the inside out.

Each drawer is designed to fit the doll on the stamp plate.

To join the drawers a sleeve needs to made for each drawer. By creating each drawer individually means this project can be adapted to create as many drawers as you like. The sleeves are created from a piece of cardstock measuring 12" by 3". On the 12" side score at 2". 3" 7 1/2" and 8 1/2".

Check for a clean fit around the drawer and then create the sleeve using Scor-Tape to adhere. The drawer should fit snuggly in the sleeve. Add Scor-Tape on the outside to attach the drawers together.

The completed drawers before decoration.

Decorate the outside of the drawers with coordinating paper.

To create stability I made a top and base from a die cut piece with chipboard underneath it for strength. Attach to the top and bottom of the drawers with Scor-Tape.

I added a mirror backed with a decorative die to make the drawers into a pretty little girls dresser.

To make sure the mirror stayed in place I created a stand from chipboard covered in coordinating paper that was attached to the mirror and the dresser.

The drawers open to store the stamps, the paper dolls and clothes.

I stamped and colored 5 dolls and stamped and cut the clothes from coordinating paper. I plan on completely paper piecing the outfits at a later time.

This is a great project to give to any girl that loves fashion and needs something to do on an inside afternoon. The top drawer has room for a pair of scissors and a stamp pad so more dolls and clothes can be made when the fancy takes her.
I hope you liked this and make sure you looked at all the fabulous projects this week.

Challenges for this project:
Amusing Challenges - Paper Piecing
Crafting By Design - Anything Goes
Inklings and Yarns - Anything Goes
Lady Annes - Anything Goes