Sunday, January 31, 2010

Summer in Winter

I just love Tilda!!! I can't wait to use each and every stamp I have! lol This is the debut for this stamp which qualifies her for the challenges from both Alphabet and Doodle Palace where their challenges are to use something new!

In the opposite direction comes the challenge from Raise the Bar where we were to use something old....out of your stash. The white eyelet paper is some of the first paper I bought when I started scrapbooking over 5 years ago. The center rose is also something so old out of my stash that I forgot I even had them. lol

With all the cold and snow, I thought I wanted a little warm and pink! This goes along with the "Summer in Winter" challenge from Dutch Dare.

The awesome sketch I used came from Lili of the Valley

PaperPlay has a color recipe for their challenge this,green and white. Another recipe I followed this week was found at the Pink Elephant. Their scrumptious recipe was for polka dots, a bow and pink.

At Cute Card Thursday the challenge was "Blooming Gorgeous". You needed to somehow use flowers on your creations.

Flutter By Wednesday's challenge was to use either an angel, fairy or butterfly and I think Tilda's are the sweetest little fairies out there.

Paper piecing was the challenge at Totally Gorjuss this week. I stamped Tilda several times and layered her.

And the last challenge I am entering her in is GLITTER from Lucy's As you can see, I love stickles! lol

Thanks again to all the wonderful DTs for all their hard work not only having the challenges but for all their wonderful creations they make each week to inspire us!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Lee surrounded by lots of UG!

Well here is the ugliest card I think I have ever made in my long career of three months! lol When I got this adorable Bildy stamp I couldn't wait to use her. Little did I know that I would surround her in so much ugly! I guess we all have at least one that doesn't turn out nearly as cute as we first planned. Actually, none of mine do but this one surpasses not coming close!!! At first I was not going to even post her but then decided if this is a blog to keep track of my card making, then little Miss "Lee" needs to be here too.

I am even entering her in a challenge.....sorry Sweet Shop but you should have to have one ugly card some time so I will jump in and take the pressure off anyone who thought they would fill this place.

Any blogs out there for the ugliest card challenges???? I have the grand champion here! lol

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Kellie's yummy candy!!!

Who wouldn't want to win this awesome candy being offered by Kellie at Blog of a Craft-a-holic Waffler!!! I know I sure would love these darling little stamps. Aren't they just the cutest!!! Well, if you want to decrease my chances of winning.....head on over and see what you need to do! lol Best of luck to everyone of us!

Precious Purple Tilda

Here is a precious little Tilda stamp that I just love. I am entering her in two challenges this week. The first is over at Magnolia Stamp Lovers. I used their sketch for this card. The other is the color challenge from Sew Many Cards. I will say this was the hardest challenge I think I have done so far because purple is just not one of the colors I use much. But I still had fun! I even made a few more roses and am having fun with them. Thanks for challenges!!! I

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Get well Dragon card

I made this little get well card for a special young man. Andrew is a young man that has faced medical problems since birth and now has underwent yet another surgery. When I read about him and how his mother thought getting cards might help lift his spirits, I thought it would be fun to see how many cards from around the world we could get to this inspirational young man. So, to Andrew, here is one from Idaho, USA! If you would like to join in and help bless him, please read more about Andrew here. Andrew, I am wishing all God's best for your life!

I am entering it in two challenges before I get it mailed off. The first was the sketch from Sketch Saturday.

And the other challenge is found at Raise the Bar where we were to use something that was given to us. The patterned paper was given to me by my niece and the ink I used to edge the papers was given to me by my Mother.

This was a fun challenge to do. Thanks ladies for working so hard so we can all have fun playing together!

Heart Easel Valentine

First I would like to say thanks to my good buddy for giving me the link to this wonderful tutorial on making a easel card out of a heart! I decided to give it a try and also enter the challenge there to. If you want to see some awesome cards and a fun challenge for Hearts and Romance just head over to Crafty Cardmakers and check out challenge 13.

I am excited about the challenge at Allsorts this week because it is for hearts and flowers. This is the first time I tried to make roses like this. I think they turned out fairly well for a beginner. I know a little practice would help! Also, over at My Time to Craft, their challenge is "Elegant Rose". Again I hope my little creations qualify for this challenge as well.

Over at A Spoon Full of Sugar, the challenge is "Freestyle" so hope this one qualifies!

I am also entering this card in the Crafty Catz challenge 16 where their theme is also Love. And to go along with this theme is the challenge 83 from Creative Belli Blog which requires hearts.

I thank all the DTs from every blog for being so inspirational and challenging us as well!!!!

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Pampered kitty

I made this card mainly for the challenge at S2G Challenges They have a fun blog hop going on about indulging and pampering yourself. I made this card to fulfill the final steps of winning some awesome prizes! lol

I use the sketch from the Crafty Pad It a fun sketch to work with.

I am not too sure who will be the recipient of this card but I did have fun creating it. Thanks for looking and especially big thanks if you leave a comment!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Little Bildy Valentine card

I got so excited when I received an email about this new blog challenge at Bildy Blog . For this challenge we were to use the colors Turquoise, Pink and Chocolate!! I just love my new little Bildmalarna stamp. I really enjoyed working these three colors into my card.

I used the sketch from Truly Scrumptious I thought it was the perfect sketch for this card.

I loved the challenge at Simon Says and Creative Card Crew this punch it. So I dug out my new border punch that I got at Christmas time to do my borders.

And for the Creative Belli blog challenge you needed to use hearts from yout stash. I had bought these little metal tags a couple years ago and when rumaging thru things looking for hearts, I thought it would be just right.

This week at Crafty Creations they challenged us to make a Valentine or Love card.

So, this is another Valentine card that I need to decide who it goes to since I already made two girly ones and only have two grand daughters! lol I am sure I can find somewhere to use the extra one.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Little Annie Apple girl

I found the funnest little challenge I think! It is over at "This is My Story" for their Teapot Tuesday challenge. My card is all about a little apple picker named Annie who has just gathered her apples and is taking them in to make applesauce. As you can see she is in great thought about her apple picking and how she can rid herself of that one bad apple that seems to keep knocking her on her fanny! lol Don't know what I am talking about? Well, visit Annie and some other apple pickers at

In the process of making this card I looked for more inspiration and found the challenge at Charisma cards had the perfect color scheme. color pink brown cream and toffee

Over at Creative Inspirations they challenged me to use something that has been added to my stash since the New Year. So I jumped right on this and used new paper from Making Memories....."Love Notes".

Now no challenge can be complete without a sketch. So, after a fun search I decided on the one from Sketch Saturday! What a fun sketch to do!

I also came across the challenge at Nutshells that this card qualifies for!!! I was quite excited. Their challenge was to use pink and brown.

At AiFactory, the challenge was to use lace or lace look punches. I used my Fiskars punch to add a lacey effect.

This card also qualifies for the challenge at Cupcake Crafts. Their challenge was "Girly" and I think little Annie is pretty girly little girl!

I had a lot of fun with all these challenges and am now off to find a few more for my next card! Thanks to everyone for making such fun challenges that I never have time for housework and am happy about that!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Valentine card

I decided that I need to get started on my Valentine cards if I want to get them finished in time! I create so slowly that it may take until Valentine Day 2011 before I get them all done for the grandchildren. lol Anyway, this one is for one of my granddaughters, maybe. (who knows what I will actually do with it by the time V-day rolls around! lol) I have entered it in six challenges this week. The sketch is from Papertake weekly. I love their sketches!

Then on Cute Card Thursday the challenge was "New". I used my new papers I just bought from our lss on Saturday. It is "Love Notes" from Making Memories.
I am also entering it in Fussy and Fancy Fridays. Their challenge was also "new" so my new paper "Love Notes" from Making Memories is what I used.
I entered an new "challenge to me". I came across Creative Belli blog and their challenge was glitter or rhinestones! Well I certainly used Stickles on this card so thought I would enter their awesome challenge too!

And then one of my favorite things to do just happened to be the challenge on Just Us Girls! I love to add sewing on most all my scrapping items. My machine is always set up and ready to go!!!

And the last challenge I did it for was ABC challenge. This week the letter "L" for layering was the challenge. I layered papers and flowers.

I really enjoyed doing this card but time to move on as I have one more g-daughter and 9 grandsons to go!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Valentine card

I made this card from the Mojo Monday challenge sketch.

I am also entering it in Roses on Paper challenge. This week it was to use your favorite medium.. Mine would have to be a combination of my pearl chalks and copics. I love the glimmer the pearl chalks add.

And last but by no means least, I entered her in the very first challenge on Fussy and Fancy. Thier challenge was "New". I used my new stamp from Magnolia as well as one of the new charms I just got last week. I even used their colors but not sure why they look so light here. Her hair is not white on bottom and the pinks are a lot brighter....not washed out like they look here.

I thank all you bloggers that offer such fun challenges!!! I am having fun playing along with you!

Playing in the Sugar bowl

This is a little card I made for the awesome sketch from the Sugar Bowl. The challenge was the sketch as well as "something new". I used the little green flowers I recently won from a private challenge I was in. I really enjoyed using this little Sugar Nellie stamp. Thanks ladies for the awesome challenge as well as the many awesome creations by the DT to inspire us. They were all so wonderful!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Papertake weekly Challenge

I had so much fun with this challenge but way out of my comfort zone. Not too sure I like the colors and all the black. I love the sketch this week at Papertake. They have some of the most awesome sketches and great DT creations to inspire you!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Cute Card Thursday challenge

I am going to get back into the swing of making cards hopefully and do more challenges. This one is for
I figure with Valentines Day, Easter and a whole book full of birthdays coming up, I can make lots of cards!!!!

The challenge at Cute Card Thursday was a fun sketch to do. Did give me a little bit of a challenge trying to find papers the kind of went together. Now off for the next one!