Thursday, December 31, 2009
I hope your holidays were just wonderful. It's hard to believe it New Years Eve already. We are going to celebrate quietly with some of our friends for dinner. Too old to party hardy anymore...LOL!!
It's time again for the Colour Create Challenge.
This weeks challenge is hosted by the lovely Sharon and she has chosen a fresh and zingy combo...."LEMON and LIME".
Here is a little inspiration to get you going.
The extra option this week is "FLOWERS".
I hope you will have time to play along with us.
The adorable images I have used on my card are "Silly Goose".... image and sentiment.... "Daisy Garden Border" and "Katie's Bouquet" from "High Hopes".
The colours haven't quite come out the way they look in RL...maybe its time for a new camera!!
I embossed the images with black and painted them with Tombows and the white on the flower petals and the goose is H2o's icicle. I cut out some of the flowers and the goose and layered them and also used some of them for the corners. The dp is from Darcies. I also used some stickles on the little yellow flowers. The dots on the background is a stubby stamp..Dots...by Stamps by Judith.
I hope you like it. Be sure to stop by the Colour Create blog as the DT have created some fabulous cards to inspire you too.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I wish you all a very "Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!!"
*all products used on my card are from
The Rubber Room and online store.
Friday, December 18, 2009
It's time again for the Wags N' Whiskers Challenge. This weeks challenge is hosted by our lovely Diva Lacey and she has chosen "Dies and Punches". A fun challenge this week leading us into the holiday break. I'm sure you are all very busy with the hustle and bustle of Christmas just 1 week away.
The beautiful image I am using on my card is "With Love".
I embossed the image with black and painted it with Tombows. The mailbox was painted with Gelly Roll metallic silver. I used a MS flower punch and an Ek Success border punch for the borders. I added a few flat backed pearls and I finally remembered to add a charm.
I hope you will have a chance to play along with us this week and be sure to stop by the Wags N Whiskers blog to see the Diva's gorgeous creations.
Have a fabulous day and Thanks so much for stopping by.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Good morning everyone:
I hope your week is going well and all your Christmas gifts bought, wrapped and you are all prepared........probably not if you are anything like me!!...lol. I am running in circles as we are having our Christmas dinner this Sunday. Work schedules have gotten in the way this year so we are celebrating just a little early. Lots left to do, barely enough time to do my challenge posts so please forgive me if I haven't been by your blogs.
The Colour Create Challenge is hosted by the lovely Dena and she has chosen "Burgandy, Pink and Ivory". The extra option is "Roses". Here is a little inspiration to get you going. Our sponsor this week is....
"Simon Says Stamp"
I am doing something a little different for this challenge, some embroidery and ribbon roses.
This is a pattern that was taught in a class at "The Rubber Room" by an amazing teacher and friend, Marten. He also does the most amazing embroidered framed pictures.
The first step is to attach the pattern to the card stock and pierce all the holes. After the embroidery was done I pierced more holes to make the ribbon roses. The roses are very easy to do. I have a link here if you want to give them a try.
I used a corner embossing punch for the corners and the dp is Basic Grey. The sentiment is a sticker that I coloured with my Identa pens.
I hope you like it....Be sure to stop by the Colour Create blog and see the gorgeous creations the Design Team have come up with to inspire you.
Have a wonderful week and Thanks so much for stopping by...
Friday, December 11, 2009
Well.... are you ready for the Wags N' Whiskers Blog Hop!!
Today is release day for Wags N' Whiskers 2nd release. There are 8 gorgeous images created by their fabulous artist Crissy Armstrong.
If you have arrived here from Chris's blog you are going in the right direction. If you would like to start at the beginning of the hop you need to go to the Wags N' Whiskers blog.
Make sure to leave comments during the Hop because there will be prizes!! Four blogs will be hosting candy...but you won't know which one...so leave a comment on all of them as 4 lucky bloggers will win their choice of 2 stamps from the new release.
The beautiful image I have used on my card is "Thinking of You".
I embossed the image with black and painted it with Tombows. The border and squares are cut with my Fleur de Lis spellbinder dies. The papers are from a Basic Grey paper pack. I also added some flat backed white pearls.
You will be able to purchase the new stamps at 12 pm GMT and 7 am EST today.
The blog hop will remain open all weekend and will close on Monday 12pm GMT/7amEST. The winners will be posted after the Blog Hop closes.
Your next stop on the hop is the Wags n' Whiskers blog and don't forget to comment on your favorite design.
Have a fabulous day...Thanks for stopping by
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Good morning....are you ready for another Wags N' Whiskers sneak peek??
The gorgeous new images are drawn by the talented artist Crissy Armstrong. Everyone of them are just the cutest and will be on sale tomorrow Friday Dec. 11th at 12pm GMT/7 am EST here.
Tomorrow is our new release blog hop so be sure to stop by and join in the fun, there are some great prizes too!!
The image I have chosen today for my card is "Ryan's Chocolate Trouble". Isn't he just a typical boy with all that chocolate on his face!!
I embossed the image with black and painted it with Tombows. I used my EK Success corner punch for the corner pieces. I added Glossy Accents to the chocolates. I used some copper sisal ribbon and added some flat backed pearls and a heart charm. The papers are from a DCWV paper pack.
I hope you like it...
Be sure to stop by the Diva's links....there are some beautiful creations to be seen!! While your there be sure to make a comment as there is some candy hiding out on some of Diva's blogs.
Thanks so much for stopping by....
Have a fabulous day and I'll see you all again tomorrow for "The Hop"!!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Good morning everyone.....
I am so excited to show you a sneak peek of the "New Release" from Wags N Whiskers stamps. The new images by the amazingly talented Crissy Armstrong are just gorgeous and I'm sure you will agree after you see them!! The images will be for sale on Friday as well as a Blog Hop with some fabulous prizes to be won.
For my sneak peek I have chosen "Bubble Fun".
I embossed the image with black and painted it with Tombows. I used siam white H2o's for her stockings. I added some Stickles to her collar and cuffs. The bubbles were coated with Glossy Accents. I used my scallop scissors for the white, embossed it with a CB folder and sponged some Versa fine rose ink on it. The flowers were punched with my MS hydrangea punch and I added some flat back pearls for the centers. I sewed without thread around the edges of the card, it was so much faster than piercing it by hand, besides I would never ever have gotten the holes in a straight line...lol!! The paper is from DCWV paper pack.
I hope you like it....
Be sure to check out the Wags N Whiskers blog for all the information for Friday's Blog Hop, which I am sure you will not want to miss!!
There may be some hidden candy too so be sure to leave a comment as you check out the beautiful creations the Diva's have designed.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you all again tomorrow for sneak peek #2.
Have a fabulous day....
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Good morning everyone...
Well it's Sunday and time for the High Hopes Challenge. This weeks challenge is brought to us by sweet Amy L and she has chosen...."A Tall Card" The image I am using this week is "Dapper Dan" and "Snowin and Blowin" sentiment.
We are expecting a snowin' and blowin' snowstorm in the next day or two here in my neck of the woods....so my card fits in with that challenge too!! lol!!
I embossed the image with black and painted it with Tombows. I used a pigment ink gel pen for the doodles. The frame was made with my nesties, the icicles were done with my MS icicle border punch and I made the snowfkakes with my MS and EK Success punches. The paper is from Graphic 45.
Be sure to stop by the High Hopes blog and check out the awesome creations the Diva's have come up with to inspire you this week.
I hope you will have time to play along with us and be sure to use a High Hopes image on your card to be entered in for a chance to win a fabulous HH's stamp.
This is our last challenge before Christmas.......we will be up and running again in the 2010!!
Have a wonderful day and Thanks so much for stopping by....
*all High Hopes stamps are available at The Rubber Room an online store.
Friday, December 4, 2009
It's my double post day, I'll try to keep them short and sweet!!
This week at the Wags N Whiskers Challenge #5 the theme is "Distressing". I don't do too much distressing on my cards, but I gave it my best shot!!
The fabulous image I am using this week is "Super Ryan".
I embossed the image with black and painted it with Tombows. Ryan's cape is painted with icicle H2O's. I used my nesties for the stars and the frame. The white cs was embossed with a CB embossing folder and I distressed it with Versa Magic...Wheat. The DP is from a DCWV paper stack.
You must use a Wags N' Whiskers image on your card to be eligible for your chance to win this weeks fab prize.
Be sure to stop by the WnW's blog as the Diva's have some gorgeous creations to share with you.
I hope you will have time to play along with us this week, I look forward to seeing what you come up with!!
This weeks challenge over at the Motivet Blog is a fabulous sketch.
There are 12 new images in the Motivet release and everyone of them is just "the cutest". If you haven't seen them yet, get yourself over to the Motivet Shop and take a look.
The adorable image I am using this week is "Birthday Morris" from the new release.
I embossed the image with black and painted it with Tombows. I used a Gelly Roll metallic silver pen on the icing dots. The frame was made with my nesties and the bg is embossed with a CB folder. I stamped the sentiment onto shrink film with Stazon black and heated it to shrink it. The border is a MS punch.
Be sure to stop by Motivet blog as the DT have some fabulous cards to inspire you.
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Good morning everyone
I hope you are all having a great week. It's time for the Colour Create Challenge. This weeks challenge is hosted by the lovely Deanne and she has chosen "Lavender/Purple, Aqua, Black and White".
Here is a little inspiration to get you started.
This weeks challenge is sponsored by "Michelle's Scrapbooking".
The image I have chosen for my card this week is "She Who Wishes", "Icon Border" and the sentiment "Merry and Wild" all by the amazingly talented artist....Suzy Toronto. I absolutely love her work!!
I embossed the images with black and painted them with Tombows. I also added some stickles. The frame was cut with my nesties and I embossed all the white pieces with a CB snowflake embossing folder. The white dots are done with my pigment ink pen. I added a few pearls too.
Don't ya just love the sentiment?? Just perfect for this Wacky Women...eh!!
Be sure to stop by the Colour Create Challenge Blog as my teamies have some gorgeous creations to share with you!!
Have a fabulous day and Thanks so much for stopping by.....
*all products are from The Rubber Room
and on-line store.