Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Bobblehead Snowman. I got a couple of these cuties from Bugaboo during the 50% off sale - that I think is still running. I went with "regular" DP since I'm on a non-traditional kick right now. A little sewing and ribbon, glaze, and pop dots. The sentiment is Recollections.
This card meets the following challenges:
Monday, November 29, 2010
Now, I have an announcement:
So I hope you will stick with me through my journey with Bugaboo. I know you'll LOVE the stamps as much as I do. Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day....it's freezing here so I hope to get some baking done tonight and get my craft on for a bit too. BTW...saw Harry Potter this weekend - it was da bomb!
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Don't forget the presentation:
I was going to upcycle a cigar tin, but it was way too big, so I made a "matchbook" style card. The staple on the bottom is covered by the bow. I used a much larger cup on the front to coordinate with the magnets.
- There will be random drawings for commenting on each blog listed at Card-Ideas (and don't forget to comment at Card-Ideas too!)
- Visit Card-Ideas for all the prize details
- Contest will close at the end of day Cyber Monday
Thank you SO much for stopping by my blog!
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Now, this week's challenge at The Character Cafe is:
Natural Color and Glitter/Sprakles
First, I'm using one of my favorite images: Froggin' Fredrik
The "kraft" is recycled cardboard from a fat-quarter (pre-packed material) that has great color and texture - so I HAD to save it and put it to good use. The scalloped square is DCWV Glitter Cardstock, the flourish is from the same matstack cut at 1 3/4" from Cindy Loo Cricut cart, sewing, copics, and Ranger Inks. SUPER CAS! I like this one...but I think I'll add glaze to the water ;)
So show us your sparkle at the Challenge Blog and don't forget to check out the rest of the DT for more inspiration (blogs to the right---->>).
Good luck out there if you're participating in any Black Friday activities!!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
So here's another card I made this weekend. I've been into penguins lately and LOVE them for Christmas cards. The image is the freebie this week at Designed2Delight (free for those who played last week), but is available in the shop if you want to play this week (and you'll get next weeks image free). DP is MME Magnolia and the layout is Eat Sleep Stamp #109. I used my Cuttlebug for the snowflakes for the Double Delight challenge, added glaze and Ranger Ink for shading.
OK, hope to get more cleaning done today and make a couple more Christmas gifts...I'll share those soon!
Monday, November 22, 2010
Today is Squigglefly Monday, and that means a new challenge:
THANK YOU/GIVE THANKS
This card meets the following challenges:
Squigglefly right now. This weekend, there was a big release and THREE new artists were introduced. One of the new artists is none other than fellow design team member Marlene! Squigglegly is also welcoming Brian Lock and Suzanne Urban.
Here is another card for this years mail out:
Maisy Dressing Snowman by Diane Carubia, colored with Copics and Prismas. The DP is from Me & My Big Ideas (from 2 years ago I think). The sentiment is Stampin' Up's Small Script, sewing, and a little chalk ink.
This card will be entered in the following challenges:
- Cute Card Thursday - Layout #139
- Delightful Sketches - Baby It's Cold Outside
- Paper Play Challenges - Let It Snow
- Tuesday Taggers - Peace, Joy, Love
************Not A Card****************I found these beanies at Target this weekend for only $1 and thought "what a deal!" So later that night I put my machine to work and embroidered the snowflakes and Beanie's name. She loved it! I'm going to put it in the wash to see (and hope) that it shrinks a bit.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
I'm not on the challenge team this week but I'm still here to show off a lovely TCC image:
Lettering Delights for the digipaper, TCC image colored with Copics and Prismas, sewing, and glaze.
So show off your handmade flowers at The Character Cafe challenge blog!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Here is the card I made for Sarah. I really enjoyed coloring all these cupcakes and I added lots of glaze.
The DP is DCWV Nana's Kids, image is Bugaboo (I got lots of goodies with the 50% off sale they're having), sewing, and Opposites Attract Cricut cart for the sentiment (1" for HBU and 1.5" for the 2).
Can you see the shiny goodness? The layout is Splitcoaststampers SC306. It's a great sketch that I'm thinking of using for some Christmas cards. I have so much to catch up on! I'm also entering this in Cute Card Thursday's Anything Goes challenge #138 and Tuesday Morning Sketches Cupcakes, Cupcakes, Cupcakes challenge #68.
Well, thank you for stopping by and have a great day. Stay warm!
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Anyway, Friday, the Character Cafe put up their latest challenge:
I actually meant to emboss the kraft...heck, I could have embossed his hat too! And the DT has the additional challenge of using neutral colors - which is hard for me since I'm in Christmas mode and the TCC Store has a bunch of new Christmas images.
So this little guy actually has holly on his head, but when I first saw him, I thought "he'd look great with a Santa hat!" The tag is Tags, Bags, Boxes & More cut at 3 3/4", the hat is Joys of the Season cut at 1 3/4" and shaded with chalk inks. I hope to make more tags for this season...just looking at other blogs and all the inspiration makes me want to pretty up my packages this year.
So stop by the Character Cafe Blog and enter your EMBOSSED creation (LOL)!
Monday, November 8, 2010
Lindsay's Stamp Stuff music sheet on top of Little Dreamer. The other DP's are Little Dreamer as well. The digi is Woodland Nymph by Chesney Young colored with Copics and Prismas. Sewing, liquid pearls in the corners, and glaze.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Let me show off the lovely image I worked with this week:
I know Bean is a girl, but when I saw this image, all I could think is that some day soon, this will be her and her Daddy, getting our Christmas Tree.
I want to share a close up of all the detail. I added some glittery goodness to the snow, colored my image with Copics and Prismas, the paper is Lettering Delight, some sewing, and computer generated sentiment.
Now, next on the Hop is the talented Chelsea!
Blog Hop Details:
- Comment on all design team members and leave a comment at the Cafe blog!
- One comment will be chosen at random to win 2 New Release images AND a $5 gift certificate to the store
- One comment from MY BLOG will be chosen at random to receive the image I used above
- Have fun!
Today I'm using a freebie from Pollycraft:
This card meets the following challenges:
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
- Bugaboo - Fall/Autumn Colors
- Cupcake Craft Challenges - #115 Thank you with Autumnal Colors
- Card Positioning Systems - sketch CPS 191
Bugaboo DT CALL: This post also serves as my round 1 application for the current DT call. Here are two more cards for your viewing pleasure :)
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
So I got this great little squirrel from Dustin Pike (he has some of the BEST sales ever!), I colored him up and just had him collecting dust. So last night, I put him to use for a few challenges:
- Doodle Dragon Studios - Anything Goes (must use Dustin Pike image)
- Cards For Men - #22 Anything Goes
- Just Cute Bears (Now accepting all Cute Animals) - #38 sketch
- Paper Sundaes - #42 For the Boys
Just sharing a little pouch I made using an online Zipper Tutorial. This was super easy and took maybe all of 30 minutes to put together....I see a Christmas gift idea!!
So this now holds my precious markers when I color on the road. Yup, I take images and markers along with me everywhere I go. I don't do well sitting idle.
Monday, November 1, 2010
I want to share a card I made last week using the smiling giraffe from Designed2Delight:
I LOVE him! I colored and colored until I got the effect I wanted. I went with a simple layout from Splitcoaststampers SC62. The DP is Cosmo Cricket, and the letters are Mickey Font Cricut cart at 3/4". The sewing is a little hard to see, but I did a zig-zag stitch around the edges.
And just a note, the Double Delight Challenge this week is: EMBOSSING.