Monday, December 31, 2012

Forever Friends challenge # 52 Ruth's Birthday

I cannot believe my second grandchild is entering her teen years!  Over at Forever Friends, the challenge this fortnight is sponsored by OPC Studio & Delicious Dooodles.  I chose this particular image form DD for my grand daughter.  She loves horses so am hoping she will like this card.  I used scraps from other projects.  The center flower is from some winnings I received several years ago.  The numbers are from old set of Cuttlebug dies that I thought I need to dust off and use.  lol  It is new for me to use digi stamps.  I had tried a couple years ago and just never got the hang of coloring them without streaking.  I am now learning more and trying different techniques.  The ribbon is also a newer one that I bought from Michael's when they had it on sale before Christmas.  As you can see, I sewed and inked the edges. And since this is a girly card....I got to use lots of flowers and stickles!  lol  I hope to see lots of you over to Forever Friends for this challenge!  Thanks for stopping by and hugs to all.  God bless you all in 2013!


The Sweet Stop- sketch

Wags n Whiskers- anything goes

Delicious Doodles- out with the old

Crafty Mess- sparkle and bling

Drunken Stampers- all that glitters

Fairy Tale challenge- pimp it up

Pause Dream Enjoy-anything goes

QKR- let it shine

Stamping for the Weekend- anything goes

Delightful - anything goes

Froggie Birthday card for AI challenge

Nothing like a Banjo slinging frog to wish you a Happy Birthday!  This cute little image is from Eureka Stamps which is one of our sponsors for this challenge.  Limited Runs and QKR are also sponsoring our challenge for "Celebrations/Anything Goes" over at Artistic Inspirations.  

I colored this little guy with colored pencils because I am still learning the fine ability of coloring digis with copics.....and not learning none too fast mind you.  lol  I mounted him on an "Action Wobble" so he also dances as he strums along. The sentiment stamp is from Jusr Right stamps.  I inked the edges and sewed as you can see.  The little music note punches and guitar charm finish it off......I hope.  lol  I have a grandson that likes frogs so am hoping he will like this little dancing fellow if he happens to end up in the grandson's mail box. 

Thank you so much for stopping by.  May God bless you all in 2013!  hugs


Crafty Ribbons- blue and green

Dutch Dare- celebrations

Paper Play- out with the old, in with the new ribbon and charm are very old stash, digi stamp  and coloring with just pencils are both new to me.  

Pixie Dust Studios- celebrations

Divas by Design-anything goes

The Paper Shelter- anything goes

Card Crafters Circle- anything goes

Monday, December 17, 2012

Tag challenge for Artistic Inspirations

The challenge this fortnight from Artistic Inspirations is to make a tag or book mark.  We have three wonderful sponsors this time.....QKR, Eureka, and Gingerloft.  I chose to use this tag from Gingerloft.  I think it was a great finish to the front of my book.
This album was made for a swap I am hosting.  We each were to make a mini Christmas album.  We then drew names and Justy will receive mine.  I sure hope she likes what I have made.   The papers are just some odds and ends I had laying around in anticipation of being used.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid.  The Merry Christmas sentiment is cut and stamped from Whimsy.

There are two tags that pull out of the front.
The second and third pages are created with really no photos places.  The fireplace is cut from a Magnolia ticket die.  The wreath spray and tree are made from punches.  The little stocking are fuzzy little buttons.  I think they are so cute!  The little lamp on the mantle is from a Cricut cartridge my niece owns.  Thanks Tauna for cutting it out for me.

The lamp pulls out from behind the fireplace for a tag to put photos on.  The little fold out strip comes out of the pocket.  both sides are covered in pps so hopefully will give Justy plenty of space for pictures.
The 4th and 5th pages are again hidden photo areas.  The sentiments are rubons that I found buried in my stash.  The little charm and Santa stickers were also found in this buried treasure box.  lol  The lacie border is another Magnolia die.

The folding tag pulls out on the left side while the right side has a fold out album when you untie the ribbon.
The last pages are quite simple.  The two little snowman stickers were again from stash.  I made the stripped pockets and then added the photo frames on top.   Justy can easily slide a photo under the ribbons if she wants. 

Each side has three tags.  Each tag has a double punched snowflake added to both sides.  Then the snowflakes are coated with stickles for an extra shine.

I have inked all the edges and added stickles where I deemed fit.  I enjoyed making this little album and I sure hope Justy enjoys using it. Please come join the fun this fortnight at Artistic Inspirations!

 Thanks to all the ladies that participated in this swap.  And thanks to everyone who took time to view it.  Hugs to all and may God bless us all.

Challenges I am entering:

Anything But a Card celebrating the light /Christmas

Come and Get It- Christmas

Dream Valley- Christmas 

Joanna Sheen- Christmas 

Pan Paste- Christmas

Crafty Hazelnut's- Christmas 

Crafty Mess-Vintage Christmas 

Digi Designs Saturdays- Christmas but not a card 

One Stop Craft- distressed Christmas 

Let's Create -anything but a card

The Cupcake Craft Room- Christmas

Really Reasonable Ribbons- anything goes with ribbon

Monday, December 10, 2012

My First DT card for Forever Friends!

Yes, I am now on the DT for Forever Friends.....the home of these darling bears!  I have a few of these little bears and I love them.  I am really excited about being on DTs again and hope all works out that I can fulfill my obligations.  I used scrap papers once again for this card.  I also used my new Whimsy die for the sentiment.  The tiny candy canes throughout the flowers are some that I have had for years.  They show up much better in person than in the picture.  I inked around the edges, sewed and then stickled.  I had a lot of fun creating this card for Forever Friends and I hope everyone will join us this fortnight.  Our challenge this time is to make a Christmas Card!  I know you probably are hustling to get some finished so take a few minutes to play along with us!  Our sponsors for this challenge are
WINNER PRIZE - Bugaboo Stamps
F/F FAVOURITE - Cupids Clear Stamps 

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Hope to see everyone play along with us this fortnight!  Hugs and God bless.


NMWC- Christmas

Robyn's Fetish- Christmas

The Ribbon Girl-Christmas

Little Claire's -Christmas

One Stop Craft C-Christmas Friends

Stamp Your Life- anything goes

Dilly Beans- traditional colors for Christmas

Stempelsonnen-anything goes with a stamped image

Dream Valley-Christmas

Monday, December 3, 2012

My First DT card for Artistic Inspirations!!!

I feel so blessed this past couple weeks!  I have been chosen to be on two design teams!  The first is for Artistic Inspirations.  It is a weekly challenge but there are two teams so I just need to make a card for every other challenge. I am hoping I can make a card every two weeks without stressing too much.  lol  This time the challenge is Ribbon and Lace.
 Our sponsors are :
Paints Daily
I used the vintage garden clock from The Dragon's Lair.  I thought it would make a nice "Thinking of You" card because anytime is a great time to think of someone.  lol  I lightly shaded it with copic markers and then inked everything with Chestnut Roan ink by Color Box.  All the papers other than the card base are scraps from some other cards I have made the past couple weeks. I used my handy dandy Tim Holtz distressing tool to rough the edges before inking.  I sewed the edges and then added a little stickles to highlight things.  Since I really do not have a stash of a lot of lace and since I have vowed to not buy too much unless I really need it, then I opted to use a MS punch for my lace.  The "Miss You " sentiment is cut from a die from Whimsy and the other sentiment die is from Magnolia.  I added the glittered pearls for added accent and decided I better stop before I have it way too gaudy.  lol  Anyway, please come over and join us in this awesome challenge!!!  ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS! 

Thank you all for stopping by.  Hugs and God bless you!

Challenges I am entering:

Shelly's Images- OH scraps!

Divas By Design-glitter and sparkle

Fresh Brewed-across the miles

Corrosive- anything goes

Joanna Sheen-anything but Christmas

The Crafty Pad- sewing

Sugar Creek Hollow-distress

Totally Gorgeous-anything goes