Monday, March 29, 2010

Another Grandson card

Here is one more birthday card for one of the many grandsons having a birthday soon. I got the sketch from Papertake Weekly .

Thanks for stopping by.
God Bless.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Puddles of Love

Jan gave us such a fun challenge this week for Sohpisti-cat! Her theme is "Raining cats and dogs." My first thought was stormy weather but when my team mates seemed to be going more with the animal theme, I decided I might too. After searching thru all my stamps I chose rain in the end. I just got this stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie and couldn't wait to use her. The patterned papers are from my stash from years ago. I have a cupboard that I put a lot of my older papers in several years ago thinking the grandkids might use it some day. I do not think I have even opened that cupboard in at least three years so you know this is some old old paper. lol You cannot tell but I added glaze to the water drops and then added a few of my own drops to the stamped image and the flowers. It doesn't really show up too good in the photo but stands right out in person.

The sketch is from Friday Sketchers this week.

Pile it on has a challenge for animals. I think my little duckies are cute and make my card qualify for this challenge.

The Pixie Cottage has the challenge to use circles.

Spring seems to be a common challenge this week so I am entering this card in a few. Nothing like good old rain in the spring! So for spring I am entering it in the following:
By the Cute and Girly
Charisma Cardz
and Colour Create that also has a challenge for pastels.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Love your comments when you leave them! Hugs and God bless you!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Sophisti-cat challenge 27

At Sophisti-cat this week, Tracy has given us a fun challenge! It is a recipe challenge for Mint green, lavender, one other color plus flowers. I chose my papers and then searched for a sketch first and then a couple other challenges to help get my mojo going. I decided on the wonderful sketch from Truly Scrumptious along with the optional challenge for doing something quilt like. I drew stitches on the background of the image like it was hand quilted. At All That Scraps this week was to make an easel card, which is one of my favorites to make. Paper Sundaes has a challenge for paper piecing this week. I think this card would qualify because the eggs in her cart were all hand cut and along with the flower added to the cart. Pollycraft's challenge this week is "Sparkle". Well, you know how much I love my stickles! lol
Flowers is the challenge this week at the Creative Cottage . Easter is the challenge at A Spoon Full of Sugar. A splash of green is what Simon Says is challenging us to use. At Pixie Dust Studio the challenge was to use 3 of something. So, on the front of the card I used three roses. When you open it , there are 3 flower groupings.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Please come join us at Sophisti-cat and see what wonderful prizes you may win each week.

God Bless!

Lexi's Lil' Lillie

Isn't this just the sweetest little "eggster" you have seen!!!! She is just one of many digital stamps available at Lexi's Doodles.

Challenge 10 is Easter at Lexi's this week. If you play along and would like, we have extended our DT call another week. So, get those creative juices flowing and join us. If you are chosen to be on the DT, you will receive this image along with all her other wonderful images.

I cannot remember where I got the sketch from so cannot enter it there! lol I can enter it in several others tho so.............

One Stop Craft has a "shiney" challenge while Pollycraft has a "sparkly" one.

Secret Crafter's challenge is for a "spring" creation and I love Digi, Stamping for the Weekend, and Susie's Sassy Designs all have set "Easter" for their challenge. "Egg egg egg" is the challenge at Paperminutes this time.

Crafty Creations has "spots and dots" while Creative Card Crew is just "going dotty".

Fab n Funky challenges us with "new" so used my new digi stamp from Lexi's and bought some new ribbon to go along with it.

My time to Craft requires lace as their challenge so I even used my new MS punch to make the lacey border.

Please come over to Lexi's and play along with us!

One lucky winner will recieve this rubber stamp... along with a Lexi's Doodle's Digi Image of your choice.

Thank you for stopping by my blog.
Hugs and prayers for you all.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Come play with Us!!!

Lexi's Creations is having a DESIGN TEAM CALL......
If you would like to be considered for DT postition on a fast growing Creative Blog, please submit your entry for this challenge as usual on MrLinky at Lexi's blog , but you MUST also include the letters 'DT' with your name so that we know you would like to be considered.
The DT Call will run for the two week's of the birthday challenge ending on Saturday 20th March.
If you are chosen for the position you will get every one of Lexi's images immediately!!!
(Thats over £60 worth of digi images :D)
We aim to announce the successful applicants along with the winner of this Challenge on Monday 22nd March.


Monday, March 15, 2010

Wedding card for Justin

When I chose this challenge for Sophisti-cat this week, I was blossoms and flowers......sunshine.... Then I received an invitation to my nephew's wedding. So my spring creation turned into a wedding one. lol This is my first attempt at a wedding card and my first tent card.

At Fab 'n' Funky they have a "wedding" challenge! Thanks "Buddy" for pointing this out to me!

I will enter the challenge of "celebration" over at Creative Card Crew. Cute Card Thursday also has the "celebration" as their them for this weeks challenge.

At Paper Cutz , Secret Crafter and Ooh-la-la all have the challenge of "anything goes".

Pile It On has the challenge for using Pastels.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Please go to Sophisti-cat and see the creations the other very talented DT members created to help inspire you.

May God bless you all!
hugs, Diana

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Grandson's Birthday card

I get so challenged when it comes to making cards for the opposite gender! lol I guess that is one reason God has blessed me with nine grandsons which a good share of them will be celebrating their birthdays soon. You will probably get tired of seeing birthday cards for boys when you come visit!

I made this cute little cowbear (Cuddly Buddly) for one of the little men. I am entering it in several challenges too.

My Time to Craft has a challenge for "kids".

Pollycraft's challenge is to distress somehow on you creation. I am new to distressing and have not really done it all that much so this was a fin challenge.

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday and Creative Card Crew both have the challenge this time is for "celebration" and I am sure we will celebrate this birthday! lol

Practical Scrappers challenge was to use inks and chalks. I colored the image with chalks and you can see the ink I smeared all over everything!

Inspirational Card Sketches is where I got the inspiration to start this card from their sketch this week! I did rotate it and moved the the embellishment to a different side.

The Crazy Challenge is a new one for me this time. They are challenging us to use three of something. I chose to use three charms.....pistol, handcuffs and the little star hanging on the cuffs.

Allsorts challenge is to make something for men or boys.

One Stop Craft Challenge is "Sew Simple" and I wanted to enter this card to let you know that I really did mean to sew it all crooked and uneven! lol

Thank you for stopping by. I have asked God to bless each one who does! Now off to start yet another male birthday card! Yikes!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

My first DT card for Lexi!

This is my first DT card for Lexi at Lexi's Creations! I just love her image of the little bear on top of "piles of love"! Thanks again Lexi for giving me this honor of being on your DT.

This week's challenge is being sponsored by the wonderful Sew Many Cards
The winner will get to choose 5 little cutie images to take home with them
Just click on the Sew Many Cards blinkie to see what they have to offer!
Also a clear stamp of 'Hippy Scruffles'

I am entering it in a few other challenges.

Gingersnap also has a challenge for birthday cards this month.

At Stamp Something and at Simon Says you are to make something girly. With all the pink and hearts and flowers, I think this one is pretty girly. lol

The challenge from Dutch Dare this time is a gate card. This is the first time I made a tri fold card like this and hope it qualifies for this challenge.

"Celebrations" is the challenge from Creative Card Crew this week and birthday was in the list of things to celebrate!

At Stamp, Scrap and Doodle the challenge was an "open" challenge.

Prairie Fairy Fridays had a great challenge to use green on you creation. The challenge at Quixotic goes along well with this one as it is to use leaves.

Flower Power is the challenge at Cupcake Craft and Crafty Calendar this week.

One Stop Craft challenge is "sew simple".

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. May God richly bless you.

Ladybug Ladybug

Here is my card this week for our great challenge by Lisa at Sophisti-cat. Lisa challenged us to use bling and flourishes!!! When I got my new Tilda stamps Friday, I new I had to use this cute little ladybug! I just love Magnolia stamps. I thought she would look great all blinged up with a few flourishes! lol

I am entering her in a few challenges.

Tellen's Place also challenged us to "bling it out".

Frosted Designs challenged us to do our favorite technique and right now mine is making easel cards. Love using Stickles on everything too! lol

At Squigglefly this week the challenge is for "Fun Borders". I just bought this M.S. border punch and thougth it would be a perfect fun border all blinged up with stickles.

At Cupcake Craft they challenged us to use circles! With her little spots and dots, I think I have a few circles here.

Saturday Spotlight challenge is for friendship! I think a card letting someone know you like them is a great way to show your friend how much you do think of them.

At Paper Play we are to make a card for "just because". I thought this one would be great to send to someone just because I like them. lol

Papertake Weekly has the challenge "Buttons, Bows, Brads and Bling". I used plenty of bling, a couple bows and a couple brads (centers of flowers).

At Simon Says and Stamp Something we are challenged to make "something girly". I think my little ladybug is quite girly even tho it is not in pinks.

Lily of the Valley has a challenge for an easel card! They are one of my favorite type cards to make!

Thank you for stopping by! Please hurry over to Sophisti-cat and join in all the fun!

God bless each and everyone!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Another DT Privilege!!!!

I was overwhelmed with surprise when Lisa and the wonderful ladies at Sophisti-cat chose me to join their awesome team and am ever so greatful to them!!! And now I am just as excited because I have been invited to become part of the wonderful DT from Lexi's Challenge blog!!! I want to thank Lexi and my fellow team mates for allowing me this great opportunity! This week the challenge is "Anything Goes" so if you have not joined us yet, please head there now!!!
My first card will appear with the beginning of the new challenge that starts on March 8th!

I hope to see everyone playing with us at both these great challenges! Now off to start my next card.

Have a blessed day!

Monday, March 1, 2010

A Little Oriental

At Sophisti-cat this week our dear Tasha challenged us with "Oriental". I really enjoyed this challenge as it was a complete challenge!!! lol I have never made anything oriental nor do I own anything oriental. This sounded like a prime excuse to go to my lss! Well, apparently oriental is not a huge seller around here. They had very little in this area and what they did have did not really appeal to me. I did buy the cherry blossom stickers from their oriental section and then moved on. I bought some non oriental papers and came home. I then searched the internet until I found a simple clip art of this little girl and used it for a pattern to paper piece her. About the only thing I could really think of as oriental were the little umbrellas for drinks ( Iknow htey are not really oriental but this is my blog and my story! hehehe). Well, I did have fun finding them without going to a place where they serve drinks where they may have just given me ONE upon request. No, I wanted to purchase it so went shopping! And I indeed found them for sale........a box of 144!!! Since I only needed a half of one, I do have a few extras in case I ever want to make oriental cards again! lol I do thank Tasha for this fun challenge. I love challenges and tho my card did not turn out to my liking, it was a lot of fun making it.

I am entering it in a few challenges this week. Delightful Sketches is the layout. In fact. it was their sketch that gave me the idea for the little umbrella.

And Corrosive this week has the challenge for "Asian". So here is my Asian umbrella card!

I thought I would join in and use a recipe from Cooking it up With Katie! The recipe is: girly, 2 patterned papers, and paper piecing.

Craft Creations had a fun challenge to....."Cut it our and Pop it up". Well she is cut our in several pieces and then I adhered her with pop tape.

At Cute Card Thursday, we were required to use ribbon for their challenge!

I did really enjoy this challenge. Actually took my mind off my shingles for a while!!! Please hurry over to Sophisti-cat Challenge Blog and join us this week. The Dt cards are so inspiring and I know you will have fun doing this challenge also!
hugs and God bless!