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Friday, December 24, 2010

Changes at Phindy's Friday Challenges


As we mentioned last week, we have some changes to tell you about at Phindy's Friday Challenges. We have decided to open up the challenge to all cards, not just those that use Phindy's Place images. However, we still love to see your cards that use Phindy's fabulous images and so those of you who use a Phindy image will get two entries into the random drawing for the prize - just follow the instructions to link your entry twice. The first open challenge will run for a two weeks, to give the hard-working DT some well-earned time off over the holidays and will close on  January 7, 2011.

As ever, there will be a great prize of $8 to spend at the Phindy's Place web store, chosen by Random.org and the DT's Pick of the Week wins a 20% off voucher for the Phindy's Place store. Don't forget that once a month we will choose an overall winner from the weekly winners and they will be offered a Guest position on the DT - and of course a free image from Phindy's Place to use for that week's challenge!

We are challenging you to make a Thank You card with scraps as an optional extra theme.  Since this challenge runs for two weeks, this is a perfect opportunity to make the cards you will need to acknowledge all the gifts you are going to receive for Christmas (craft supplies - maybe).  Don't forget that there are lots of wonderful images in Phindy's store that are perfect for any type of card, including a Thank You card.

After the drain on my finances with the postage for my Christmas cards I am still on an austerity kick so this is another clean and simple card.  The embellishments are really calling me though so I don't expect this will last long.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

The Crafty Pad - Anything Goes
CES Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafty Ann's - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge  - K is for Keep it Simple

Image:  A Helping Hand (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
Card Stock:  White (Staples)
Papers:  Stripe, Squares and Swirl (Provo Craft), Branch (Memories Forever), Gingham (Can't Remember)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Chalk (Mungyo), Corner Rounder Punch (Marvy Uchida), Buttons (Dress it Up)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sassy Snowmen


I haven't had an opportunity to play in Sassy Cheryl's challenges lately but knew I wanted to get back there soon so I carved out some time to create this funky card for the Snowmen challenge that is running this week.  Cheryl draws the best snowmen and I think this little group is so festive and they make me smile.  I am calling this card funky because of the papers.  They certainly are non-traditional Christmas colours and are from the Krafty Christmas collection from Cuddlebeez.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Sassy Cheryl's - Snowmen
A Spoonfull of Sugar  - Christmas Cards

Image:  Box Top Snowmen (Sassy Cheryl)
Sentiment: Create with TLC
Card Stock:  Kraft (My Stash), Turquoise (Recollections)
Papers:  Krafty Christmas (A Cuddlebeez Christmas)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Card Candy (Craftwork Cards), Deckle Scissors (Fiskars), Snowflake Punches (Martha Stewart), Gems (Michaels)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Not a Christmas Card


Today is Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow challenge blog and we were asked to create a card using one of the digi stamps from the winter collection that had not been used before.  I know with that flower my card may not look particularly wintery but I have decided that I am tired of winter already (I know it doesn't even arrive until next week but enough with the cold miserable weather already) so I am being a rebel and adding a little spring to the card.  I also happen to be tired of making Christmas cards and I never though I would say that.

I tried something new and cut this gorgeous bluebird, which can be found in the Sugar Creek Hollow Shoppe, so that some of the tail feathers were hanging over the edge of the Nestie.  I have seen it before and always wondered how it was done so I found a tutorial and it turned out to be very easy.  The bird was coloured with pencil crayons.  The sentiment is a freebie from Create with TLC and I have sponged the edges of both the image and sentiment with Weathered Wood and Old Paper distress ink.  The flower was made with a couple of punches and curled around a skewer.  The branches were cut from the Cindy Loo cartridge and my Cricut.  They were then glittered, although it is hard to see in the photo it is still on my desk.  I did some punched strips with my Martha Stewart Double Loops edge punch and added a few gems to finish everything off.

Image:  Eastern Bluebird (Sugar Creek Hollow)
Sentiment:  (Create with TLC)
Card Stock:  Blue & Black (Recollections), Peach Multi (DCWV)
Paper:  Linen Paper (Victoria & Albert Museum)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Weathered Wood & Old Paper Distress Ink (Ranger), Gems (Michaels), Double Loops Edge Punch (Martha Stewart), Label 1 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Cindy Loo Cartridge (Cricut), Onyx Glitter (Martha Stewart)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Miss You


Today the challenge at Phindy's Friday Challenge is to create a card or other papercrafting project with animals so we are calling it All Creatures Great and Small.  You must use a Phindy image on your project but there are lots of animals in her store if you don't have anything suitable.

The Christmas Eve challenge will be our last challenge for 2010 and will run for two weeks.  Make sure you come back to check it out because we are going to have some exciting changes to announce that day. 

I sent my husband to the post office with my Christmas cards a couple of days ago and he called when he got back to his office to inform me that he had to stand and add more postage to each card.  Needless to say, he did not sound happy.  As it turns out they weren't too heavy but they were too thick because of all the embellishments so they were considered large envelopes and as a result they cost $1.34 CDN each to mail.  As a result, I have vowed to try and make at least some of my cards in a more clean and simple style and this is one of them.

Image: What's Up With You (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment: Computer Generated (My Design)
Card Stock:  White (Staples), Red (Recollections)
Paper:  Ladybug (Page Maps), Stripe (Sandylion Sticker Designs)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor) with OMS (Taltine), Chalk (Craf-T Products)
Tools & Embellishments:  Card Candy (Craftwork Cards), Circle Punches (EK Paper Shapers)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Party Mouse


This is our last challenge for December at Delightful Challenges so we want to see your New Year cards.  By the time we come back on January 6th with our first challenge of 2011 perhaps this little mouse will be over his hangover.

This week we are sponsored by our own Digital Delights with a $10 gift certificate for the store as the prize.


Don't forget, you do not need to use a Digital Delights image on your card or other paper craft project but if you, follow the instructions and enter twice.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Raise the Bar  - Silver, No Ribbon, One DP, Wording
CES Challenges - Anything but a Christmas Card
Stamp Something - Use a Digi

Images: Party Pippin & Happy New Year Sentiment (Digital Delights by Louby Loo)
Card Stock: White, Black & Red (Recollections)
Paper: Black & White Dot (Recollections)
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor & Koh-I-Noor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments: Card Candy (Craftwork Cards), Ric Rac (My Stash), Party Texture Plate (Fiskars), Cuttlebug, Confetti (Handcut from scraps)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Red & White Christmas


Today our challenge to you at Sugar Creek Hollow is to create a red and white card or other paper project.  This is a great challenge if you have some last minute cards to make.  If you enter your project you could win a digi of your choice from the Sugar Creek Hollow Shoppe.  Please make sure you check the work of the other designers as they will have lots of inspiration for you.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges.

Dutch Dare - Christmas
Cooking It Up With Kate - Layer Me A Red Christmas
Little Red Wagon - Use a die cut
Penny's Paper Craty - Christmas
Stampavie & More - Christmas
A Spoonfull of Sugar - Christmas

Image:  Flourishes Red Sleigh & Believe Sentiment (Sugar Creek Hollow)
Card Stock:  White (Staples), Red (Recollections)
Paper:  Summertime Designs
Tools & Embellishments:  Red Ink (Color Box), Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger), Oval & Scalloped Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Ribbons (Fabricland), Pearl Stickers (Kaiser Scrapbook), Cindy Loo Cartridge (Cricut)

Friday, December 10, 2010

It's Winter


The challenge this week at Phindy's Friday Challenge Blog is to create a winter card using a Phindy image.  The weather here in southern Ontario Canada is very wintery so this is an appropriate card right now.  One community about 1 1/2 hours away received close to 50 inches of snow in a 48 hour period at the beginning of the week.  We got 4 inches but another town about halfway between didn't get a flake - go figure.  I will be using this as one of my Christmas cards so there is a holiday message inside.

Make sure you enter your card by Thursday night for a chance to win an $8 voucher to Phindy's store.  In addition the design team will pick a card of the week and the creator will receive a 20% off voucher and have a chance at becoming a Guest Designer.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Crazy Challenge - Christmas
Lexis Creations - Blue & Silver
Paper Playtime - Snowflakes
Stamptacular Sunday - Blue Christmas
2 Sisters Challenge - Sparkly Christmas
The Secret Crafter - Christmas
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges  - Christmas
Stampavie & More - Christmas

Image:  Back to Nature (Phindy's Place
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
Card Stock:  White (Staples), Blue (Recollections)
Papers:  Provo Craft
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) and OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Chalk (Craf-T Products), Snowflake Punch Around the Page Set (Martha Stewart), Stardust Stickles (Ranger), Snowflake Gem (Michaels), Large Snowflake (A gift from Tracy Vinson, owner of Sugar Creek Hollow)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sweet Princess


The challenge at Delightful Challenges this week is to create a paper craft project with embossing.  In my case I have chosen dry embossing.  This little cutie is actually called Madison the Bride but with a four year-old granddaughter, princesses are a big thing so she is now a princess and this is a girlie card.

You are not required to use an image from Digital Delights but if you do use one make sure you enter your project twice.  There will be a random winner who will win a $20 store gift certificate from our sponsor this week, Simon Says Stamp.

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In addition to the random winner, the design team will choose the top three cards and the number one pick will be given an opportunity to be a guest designer.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Woodware USA - Birthday
The Crafty Pad - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes

Image: Madison the Bride (Digital Delights by Louby Loo)
Sentiment: Computer Generated (My Design)
Card Stock: White (Staples), Pink and Lavender (Recollections)
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments: Punch Around the Page Set & Frond Punch (Martha Stewart), Circle Punches (EK Paper Shapers), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Pearl Stickers (Recollections), Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

December Sketch at Sugar Creek Hollow

This week at Sugar Creek Hollow, we have a wonderful sketch to challenge you with. I love this sketch because you can make a card that can be dressed up and fancy or even clean and simple.  If you are like me and have a pile of holiday cards yet to make, this sketch will be very helpful when I have to go into mass production mode. 


In the meantime, I have used this very special stamp set called Baby Jesus from the Sugar Creek Hollow store to make my take on the sketch.


I changed the colour of Baby Jesus from black & white to sepia and cut him out using my classic oval Nestabilities die and sponged some Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the edges.  I then cut two more ovals to frame him.  The sentiment scroll was hand cut and then added to a Nestabilities tag.  I added lots of pearls to the frame and a couple to the tag.  The gorgeous linen paper at the top is some that I picked up in England and the bottom is card stock that I embossed and sponged with Vintage Photo Distress ink.  I added two rows of lace back to back with a piece of copper satin ribbon.

You must check out the variations to this sketch that my design team mates have created.  This talented group of ladies has created some inspiring works of art.  Then we would love to see you enter your sketch card in our challenge.  One winner will receive a digi of their choice from the store.


I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Stamp Insanity - Lace
Artful Inkables - Punches and/or Die Cuts
My Time to Craft - Vintage

Image:  Baby Jesus & Scroll (Sugar Creek Hollow)
Card Stock:  Recollections
Paper:  Victoria & Albert Museum
Tools & Embellishments:  Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger), Lace (My Stash), Satin Ribbon (Fabricland), Pearl Stickers (Recollections), Classic Oval, Petite Scalloped Oval & Fancy Tag Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Under the Weather

I think I should be sending this card to myself. I have been suffering from a pinched nerve for over a week and it is getting old already. I can only sit for short periods of time and have a really numb lower leg so walking feels odd. I have lots of meds and an appointment for physiotherapy so hopefully by this time next week, I will be feeling much better. I have so much to do with Christmas coming and don't have time to be sick.


Today our challenge to you at Phindy's Friday Challenge Blog is to create a card using one of Phindy's freebies.  If you don't have one check out the discussion area at her group on Paper Craft Planet.   When I was looking through my Phindy images, I was sure that this had been a freebie but since I don't mark them as such I may be wrong but we'll just pretend that it was.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

A Crafty Little Place - Anything Goes
I Did It Creations - Surprise Me
Sweet Stampin - Buttons & Bows

Image:  Rainy Day Friend (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
Card Stock:  White (Staples), Brown (Recollections)
Papers:  Milton & Co.
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Brown Ink (Martha Stewart), Buttons (My Stash), Cord (Jewelry Essentials), Circle Punches (EK Paper Shapers)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

New Beginnings


This week the challenge at Delightful Challenges is all about new beginnings so we want you to create a card or other paper crafting project about things that are new such as, babies, homes, jobs, hobbies, friends and relationships.

This week our challenge is sponsored by Crafty Emma's Store.


The prize being offered is this wonderful stamp.


I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

I Did It Creations - Surprise Me
A Crafty Little Place - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes

Image: Little Dumpling & Stork (Digital Delights by Louby Loo)
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Card Stock: Yellow & Pink (Recollections)
Papers: Mini Flowers and Millifiore (Sandylion Sticker Designs)
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor and Koh-I-Noor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments: Heart Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Flower Punch (EK Paper Shapers), Chalk (Mungyo), Classic Oval Small Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug, Pearl Stickers (Recollections),

Friday, November 26, 2010

Something Metal


The challenge this week at Phindy's Friday Challenge Blog is to create a card with metal on it.  It could include a charm, brads or eyelets or anything else that is metal that you can come up with.  Your card must include a Phindy image but there are so many wonderful images in her store, you shouldn't have a problem finding one that you can create with.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Freshly Brewed - Winter/Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge - X is for Xmas
Crafty Creations - Christmas
Creative Cottage - Untraditional Christmas
Simon Says Stamp - Let it Snow
Inktegrity - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday - Let it Snow with Digi
Incy Wincy - Blue & White
Pollycraft - Blue

Image: Let's Play (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Card Stock: White (Staples), Blue (Recollections)
Papers: Snowflake (My Stash), Silver Waffle Paper (Stampin Up)
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments: Chalk (Mungyo), Labels 1 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Charm (Arton Bead Supply), Ribbon (Michaels), Glitter Snowflake & Snowflake Gem & Mini Gems (Michaels)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Flower Power


The challenge this week at Delightful Challenges is called Flower Power so we want to see your paper crafting project with lots of flowers.  Our sponsor this week is our own Digital Delights.  While you don't have to use one of the Digital Delights digi images, if you do make sure you follow the instructions and enter it twice.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Artful Inkables - Die Cuts and Punches
A Spoonfull of Sugar - Anything Goes

Image: Gnome and Toadstool (Digital Delights)
Sentiment: Create with TLC
Card Stock: White (Staples), Purple & Green (Recollections)
Paper: Floral (Basic Grey)
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor and Koh-I-Noor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments: Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Flower Punch (EK Paper Shapers), Chalk (Mungyo), Labels 1 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug, Flower Beads (My Stash), Ribbon (Michaels), Pearl Stickers (Recollections)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Holiday Cards at WhoopsiDaisy


The challenge this week at WhoopsiDaisy is to make Holiday Cards.  I decided to use this sweet image of two little ones fast asleep in front of the fireplace.  I can't help but wondering if they are standing guard to get a glimpse of Santa or if he has come and gone and they are tuckered out from the activities and excitement of the day.

I decided to make this card in traditional colours and while I didn't put a sentiment on the outside, there is a Christmas greeting on the inside.  I have made so many cards for the holidays lately but I still need to take an inventory so I know just how many more I have to do.  It is hard to believe how soon Christmas will be upon  us.

Make sure you check out the work of the other designers and enter your card for a chance to win some digis from WhoopsiDaisy.  You don't have to use an image from WhoopsiDaisy to enter the challenge but do check out the fabulous images in the store because they are so sweet and I bet you find some that you will just have to have.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

The Crafty Pad - Red & Green
Our Daily Bread Designs - Holiday Cards
Digi Doodle Shops Best - Anything Goes
Hodge Podge Shop - Anything Goes
Pals Paper Arts - Ribbon or Fabric

Image:  Sleeping Children from Sheet 146 (WhoopsiDaisy)
Card Stock:  White (Staples), Greens (Recollections)
Papers:  Red & Green Striped (Provo Craft), Red with Snowflakes (My Stash)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Ribbon (Fabricland), Branch Punch (Martha Stewart), Gems (Michaels)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Victorian Sleigh Ride

This week the challenge on Sensational Saturdays at Sugar Creek Hollow is to use a winter stamp.  This Season's Greetings sentiment from Sugar Creek Hollow made me think Victorian Christmas and since I hadn't used it before I really wanted to work with it.

After I had finished this card, we were given the opportunity to use a very special new image called Baby Jesus with a lovely sentiment scroll to go with it.  Regrettably I didn't have time to make a card with these fantastic images but most of the other designers did use Baby Jesus on their cards so have a look at their work and be prepared to be blown away.  These two new images are available today in the Sugar Creek Hollow store.

Now a bit about my card - I found the vintage postcard online and inked the edges of it and the edges of the stamp with Vintage Photo distress ink.  The light standard has been coloured with Prismacolor pencil crayons.  The Poinsettia was made from two different sized Creatables dies from Marianne Designs using my Cuttlebug.  The embossed veins were brushed with gold and copper ink from Martha Stewart and then I added some large copper seed beads leftover from the days when I was decorating bathing suits for my daughter to wear in her synchronized swimming competitions.  A bit of crocheted lace, some pearl stickers and some pleated satin ribbon finished it off.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Dig Doodle Shops Best - Anything Goes
Pals Paper Arts - Ribbon or Fabric
Hodge Podge Shop - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - H is for Holidays
Flourishes - Christmas

Image:  Season's Greeting (Sugar Creek Hollow)
Card Stock:  Cream (Wassau)
Paper:  Vintage Tee (Basic Grey)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Ribbon (Kate's Paperie), Lace (Dollarama), Small & Large Poinsettia Dies (Marianne Designs), Cuttlebug, Seed Beads (My Stash), Vintage Postacard (Oops, I can't find the source now), Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger)

Friday, November 19, 2010

A New Sketch for Phindy's Place


Our challenge to you this week at Phindy's Friday Challenge Blog is to take one of your Phindy images and create a card based on this sketch.  Every week there is a randomly chosen winner along with one card chosen by the design team as card of the week.  The creator of that card is in the running for a chance to be a Guest Designer.


If the baby's sleeper didn't have ruffles it could have been a boy and then these two little cuties would have looked like my grandchildren.  The only difference is that my little guy won't sit long enough for his sister to tell him a story (she is just learning to read).  If they are in that close proximity they are usually poking at one another and then giggling like crazy.  Thankfully he does sit calmly when he is read to at night before bed.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Stampin Royalty  - Patterned Paper
Little Paper Shop - Die Cuts
Stamp with Fun - Square (the card itself)

Image:  Big Sister at Work (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment:  My Design
Card Stock:  White (Staples), Pink (Recollections), Green (My Stash)
Papers:  Striped (Provo Craft), Green (My Stash), Blue Dot (My Stash)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Chalk (Mungyo), Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts), Cotton Candy & Stardust Stickles (Ranger), Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Card Candy (Craftwork Cards), Petite Scalloped Circle Die (Spellbinders), Cricut, Circle Punches (EK Paper Shapers)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Baby It's Cold Outside


This week the challenge at Delightful Challenges is called Baby It's Cold Outside, so we want you make paper craft projects with a WINTER theme.  I think snowflakes are pretty indicative of winter so that is why Jingles the Snowman has snowflakes falling around him.  If you live in certain parts of Canada and the US, you have already got many of these nasty flakes on the ground.

This week our challenge is sponsored by our own Wendy Hall, who is providing a $10 gift certificates to the Digital Delights by Louby Loo store for one winner chosen at random.


In addition three cards will be chosen as top picks for the week with the creator of the top card being given an opportunity to serve as a guest designer at Digital Delights.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Flourishes - Christmas
Pollycraft - Glittery Christmas
Wild Orchid- Blue Christmas
The Crafty Pad - Christmas Sparkle
2 Sisters - Christmas
Mark's Finest Papers - Snowflake
Sweet Stampin - Snowflakes
Stamp Something - Use a Digi

Image: Jingles the Snowman (Digital Delights by Louby Lou)
Card Stock: White (Staples), Blue (Recollections)
Papers: Snowflake (My Design), Blue Snow (Sandylion Sticker Designs)
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor and Koh-I-Noor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments: Chalk (Mungyo), Aspen Snowflake Edge Punch & Arctic Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart), Turquoise & Stardust Stickles (Ranger), Silver Cord (My Stash), Snowflake Charm (Arton Bead Supply), Ribbon (Michaels)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Anytime Easel Card


The challenge this week at WhoopsiDaisy Challenges is to make Anytime Easel cards.  I love making easel cards because of all the fancy fold cards they are one of the easiest.  If you haven't made one just Google a tutorial and loads of them will pop up.  You might have to put a little note with the card to let people know how to display it because it appears that they have no idea, which surprises me because it looks pretty obvious to me.

I love all the sweet images from the WhoopsiDaisy digi shop so it didn't take long to find something that would suit this birthday card.  I hope you will check out the wonderful work of the other design team members and then show us your creations.  Each week a random winner will receive 2 sheets of digis and the creators of the top three picks will receive a badge to proudly display on their blogs.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Sassy Studio Designs - Anything Goes
Freshly Brewed - Two or More Patterned Papers
The Sisterhood of Crafters  - Birthday Cards
My Time to Craft - Rhapsody of Roses

Image:  Girl at Wishing Well from Sheet 29 (WhoopsiDaisy)
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
Card Stock:  Cream (Wassau), Green (Bazzill)
Papers:  Pink, Pink Floral and Cream Floral (Sandylion Sticker Designs)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Chalk (Mungyo), Ribbon (Kate's Paperie), Pearl Sprays and Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts), Pearl Stickers (Recollections)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Colour Challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow

Welcome to Sensational Saturdays at Sugar Creek Hollow.  This week we have a colour challenge for you over at the challenge blog and we want you to use these colours in a shabby chic card. 


The colours don't have names but have been interpreted as Light Blue, Kraft, Chocolate and Light Pink.  Make sure you check the work of the other design team members and then show us your interpretation of this colour challenge.  One winner will be chosen to receive a free digi stamp from the Sugar Creek Hollow store.

I had already decided I wanted to use this image from Sugar Creek Hollow called Christ is Born so this is really a Christmas card in non-traditional colours but I am sure at least one of my friends will appreciate that I have gone out of the box.


I have cut the image using my Label 1 Nestabilities die and then I used the same die in the next two sizes to cut a mottled blue piece and a kraft piece.  The kraft piece has been embossed and then sponged with Pearlescent Orchid ink and the same ink was applied to a paper flower that I picked up at a flower and craft wholesale supply house when I was in England on vacation.  The branches have been cut using my Cricut and Make the Cut software.  I have done a bit of distressing, added some crochet lace, a loopy bow and a button with a gem along with three more gems in the corner to finish it off.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

AI Factory - Die Cuts or Punches
Paper Play - Ribbons, Lace & Flowers
Sassy Studio Designs - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - H is for Holidays
Caardvarks - Holiday Card with Die Cuts

Image:  Christ is Born (Sugar Creek Hollow)
Card Stock:  Pink (Bazzill), Krat (Recollections)
Paper:  Mottled blue and Background Paper (DCWV)
Tools & Embellishments:  Button (Dollar Store), Gems (Michaels), Ribbon (Fabricland), Lace (Dollar Store), Chalk (Mungyo), Branches (.svg file cut with MTC software and Cricut), Flower (Excelsior Wholesale), Pearlescent Orchid Ink (Tsukineko), Victoria Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Christmas is Coming


OK, so I am not telling you anything you don't already know but Christmas is only 43 days away.  I don't know about you but I still have quite a few cards to make and of course all my shopping as well as getting the house decorated.  Oh my, where will I find the time.  Much to my husband's dismay, I don't think I will be doing any cookie baking this year so that should help.  He still hasn't finished all of last year's cookies that I froze and my waistline doesn't need them so once the old ones (which are still good, by the way) are gone, I will consider making a single batch of something really ordinary from time to time.  I bet he complains when he only has oatmeal raisin and not the variety I usually do.

To help all of you with the Christmas card part, our challenge to you this week at Phindy's Place is called Christmas is Coming.  We want you to take a Phindy image (that is a must), make one of your fabulous creations and share it with us at Phindy's Friday Challege Blog.  There will be one random winner as well as one card that is picked by the design team for a chance to become a guest designer.  I decided to go pretty simple with this card so I can get it in an envelope.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

A Crafty Little Place - Red, White & Green
Craft Your Passion - Two of Anything (two flowers & two papers)
Wild Orchid Challenges - Classic Christmas
Bee Crafty - Christmas
ABC Challenge  - H is for Holiday Cards
Scrapbook Sisters - Christmas Colours

Image:  It's All Downhill From Here (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
Card Stock:  White (Staples), Green (Bazzill)
Papers:  Green Stripe (Bo Bunny Press), Bird (Memory Box)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Chalk (Mungyo), Eyelets (Making Memories, Poinsettias (Crafty Emma's)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Glitter Fairy


This week the challenge at Delightful Challenges is called Glitter it Up.  It is a bit difficult to see but I have gone a bit over the top with the glitter - the flowers, her halo, her wand, the butterfly and the paper edges are all glittered.

Our challenge this week is generously sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.  Make a paper craft project with lots of glitter and enter for a chance to be the random winner or one of the top three picks.  If you use an image by Digital Delights by Louby Loo, make sure you follow the instructions and enter it twice.  And don't forget to check the work of the other designers because they are fabulous.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Anything Goes - Embossing
Flourishes - Glitter
Crafty Cardmakers - Dry Embossing
Crazy Challenge - Things with Wings
Fairy Fun Fridays  - Make Your Own Flowers

Image: Fairy (Digital Delights by Louby Loo)
Card Stock: Pale Lime (Bazzill), Lime Sparkle (My Stash), Blue (Recollections)
Papers: Lime Polka Dot (My Stash), Blue (Provo Craft), White Out (We R Memory Keepers)
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor and Koh-I-Noor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments: Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart), Stardust, Silver & Turquoise Stickles (Ranger), Charm (Arton Bead Supply), Seed Beads (My Stash), Chalk (Mungyo), Labels 4 Nestabilities (Spellbimders), Dots Texture Plate (Fiskars), Cuttlebug, Gems (Michaels)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Fall Shorts


I used to work with a fellow who started wearing his shorts in May and would not give them up until late November no matter what the weather was like.  When I saw the challenge to make fall cards at Sassy Cheryl's, I decided this image would make a great card and then the sentiment popped into my so I just had to make it.  I haven't seen my former co-worker in a couple of years but I bet if I sent the card to him, he would get a chuckle out of it.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Sassy Cheryl's - Think Fall
Creative Inspirations Paint - Leaves
Crafty Emma's - Autumn
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays - Fall
Digi Doodle Shops Best - Fall/Autumn

Image:  Butterfly Bunny (Sassy Cheryl's)
Sentiment:  My Design
Card Stock:  Bazzill
Papers:  Sprouting Seeds Studio
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Chalk (Mungyo), Card Candy (Craftwork Cards), Leaves (Sprouting Seeds Studio)

News From Digital Delights

There is lots happening this week at Digital Delights by Louby Loo.  On Wednesday, there will be two new mini releases.  Here is a sneak peak at both of them.  One set is called Gingerbread Holiday and the other is Musical Angels.  Both are absolutely perfect for making your holiday cards so check the store on Wednesday and pick them up.



Also, Thursday is digi day at the Digital Delights by Louby Loo group at SNR and this freebie stamp will be available there for one day only.  After midnight Friday it will be available for purchase in the store.  We hope you will join us, pick up your stamp and enter a card in the digi day challenge.  One overall winner will receive a $10 store gift certificate.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

WhoopsiDaisy Blog Hop Winner

Thanks to everyone who visited my blog and left comments during the WhoopsiDaisy blog hop last week.  The random generator has chosen the winner of the sheet of digis that included the stamp I used on my card for the blog hop.

Congratulations to:


Please contact me by email at cwcardcreations@rogers.com and I will arrange to send your prize to you.

Christmas for WhoopsiDaisy


This week at WhoopsiDaisy Challenge Blog we are challenging you to show us Christmas cards.  My card doesn't have classical Christmas colours because I decided to pick up the colour of the berries on the paper, which was a rusty red but I still think it will be well received by the person I send it to.  These sweet images from WhoopsiDaisy lend themselves beautifully to vintage styles so that is the direction I have taken.  Please check out the work of my talented team mates and be prepared to be inspired.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges.

All Sorts - Christmas
Crazy 4 Challenges  - Square Cards
No Time to Stamp  - Tags
Totally Papercrafts - Tags
Charisma Cardz - Christmas

Image:  Girl with Basket from Sheet 109 (WhoopsiDaisy)
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
Card Stock:  Buff (Recollections), Gold (Bazzill), Gold Metallic (DCWV)
Paper:  Holly (Provo Craft)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor) and OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Stardust Stickles (Ranger), Doily (Wilton), Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger), Tag (.svg cut file from Bird's Cards), Victoria Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Chalk (Mungyo), Holly Branch (Joys of the Season Cartridge & Cricut), Copper Beads (My Stash), Ribbon (Fabricland)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

November Sketch for Sugar Creek Hollow & Fun Blog Hop


This week we have a sketch challenge for you over at Sugar Creek Hollow.  While I have followed the sketch, I have chosen to make a square card.  I have heard that it is more expensive to mail a square card in the US but not here in Canada.  We are fortunate because our restrictions are based on weight, size and thickness although the base price is higher than in the US.


I was fortunate to receive the lovely crinkly ribbon from the owner of Sugar Creek Hollow (she sells gorgeous colours in her store) and I was so happy that I could use it for this card.  I also changed the colour of the image to match the background paper.  I think I am going to have include some tools for taking my photos that will help with the colour on my Christmas wish list because that gem in the middle is an iridescent turquoise but the way my light caught it you would think it is almost royal blue.  While these may not be traditional Christmas colours, I have included a Christmas message inside and am sending it to one of my friends.

There are lots of fabulous Christmas and Winter sentiments and images available now at Sugar Creek Hollow along with some freebies so hop over, pick something up and enter your creation at the challenge blog.  And while we are talking about hopping, we are going to have a little blog hop today - no contests, no prizes, just an fun opportunity to have a look at the wonderful creations by the rest of the design team and pick up some inspiration.


I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Paper Play Challenges - Circles
Stamp Insanity - Punches
Creative Cottage - Embossing
Creative Card Crew - Punches
Everybody Art Challenge - Non-traditional Christmas

Image:  Winter Wonderland II (Sugar Creek Hollow)
Card Stock:  White (Staples), Aqua (My Stash)
Paper:  Summertime Designs
Tools & Embellishments:  Chalk (Mungyo), Pearl Stickers (Recollections), Turquoise Stickles (Ranger), Snowflake Gem (Michaels), Snowflake Corner Punch (Martha Stewart), Snowflake Punch (Marvy Uchida), Crinkly Ribbon (Sugar Creek Hollow), Snow flake Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)

Friday, November 5, 2010

A Recipe for Phindy


Today we have a simple recipe challenge for you at Phindy's Friday Challenge Blog called 3-2-1.  The best part of this recipe is that you get to decide what you will use for each ingredient.  For my card, I used three brads, two ribbons and one patterned paper.  I also made a really simple card this week because I didn't think this image needed a pile of embellishments.

Don't forget you must use a Phindy image on your project but Phindy is always adding wonderful new images to the store so you should be able to find one or even more that you like.  Make sure you check the work of the other ladies on the design team because they will inspire you.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Dutch Dare  - Clean & Simple
Creative Cottage - Embossing
Freshly Brewed - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - For Boys/Men
Craft Your Passion  - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes  - For Boys/Men

Image:  Little Squirt (Phindy's Place)
Card Stock:  Red (Wassau), Blue (Recollections)
Paper:  We R Memory Keepers
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Dots Texture Plate (Fiskars), Cuttlebug), Chalk (Mungyo), Ribbon (Michaels), Card Candy (Craftwork Cards)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Christmas Morning


It is Thursday and we have another challenge for you at Delightful Challenges.  This week we would like to see stitching on your card - real or faux.  I have to admit that I had the card all glued down and then realized I hadn't done any stitching (first the hearing, then the memory and now the eyesight - lol) so this time I have gone with faux stitching.  I must admit I like the look of my hand stitching but this was certainly less time consuming.   I decided to create a simpler card this time and give it a bit of a country look so the faux stitching tied right in.  This cute little guy is one of the new release stamps for November.  Check out the store for more new stamps.

Our lovely sponsor this week is our very own Digital Delights by Louby Lou with all 3 DVD collections filled with digital stamps for all occasions (prize value $34.99).  You don't have to use one of the Digital Delights images to win this prize but if you do, please follow the instructions to enter your project twice.


I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Freshly Brewed - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion  - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations - Anything Goes
Gingerloft - Buttons
The Crafty Pad - Stitching, Real or Faux
One Stitch at a Time - Christmas
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays - Buttons
Bee Crafty - Christmas
Marks Finest Papers - Holiday Cards

Images:  Christmas Morning Pippin, Tis the Season Sentiment (Digital Delights by Louby Loo)
Card Stock:  Tan (Recollections), Green (Bazzill)
Papers:  Tree (Sandylion Sticker Designs), Polka Dot (Summertime Designs), Red (Provo Craft)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor) with OMS (Taltine)Tools & Embellishments:  Chalk (Mungyo), Buttons (My Stash), Embroidery Floss (My Stash), Faux Stitching

Sunday, October 31, 2010

WhoopsiDaisy Blog Hop & Challenge

Edited to add:  This blog hop will last for one week.

I'd like to welcome you to the first ever WhoopsiDaisy blog hop!  We've decided to hold a blog hop to celebrate our return to weekly challenges! Hopefully you have started the hop at Net's blog but if you haven't, take a virtual hop over there to begin.

There is a letter on each blog which forms a phrase common to us all!  Please make a note of each letter and the phrase.  Your last stop will be the WhoospiDaisy blog.  Please leave a comment there, but not the phrase!  Linnie will pick a winner and they will then email her the phase and win their choice of 4 sheets of digis.  There is also a draw on each blog and the winner will receive the digi used on that blog.  Make sure you leave a comment here with your contact information so we can reach you if you are a winner.

Here is the order of the blog hop:

Net
Natalyia
Sande
Angie
Cec (You Are Here)
Rleen
Audrey
Linnie
Emma & Susan
Wanda
Bonnie
Heike
Betty
WhoopsiDaisy Challenge Blog

I guess by now you have realized my letter is E so take a look at my card for this week, check out the challenge information below, leave a comment and then head over to visit Rleen to get your next letter.  

Now, on to the challenge for this week and we want to see cards with sparkle.  There is a lot more sparkle to this card than the photo is showing.  Each flower is glittered, there are those pretty pink gems and the two crystal headed pins that seem to be blending in at the top.


I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Cowgirls Sunday - Bling
The Paper Players - Anything Goes
Our Daily Bread - Sparkle or Dies or Texture
Stamp Something - Pink
Totally Papercrafts - Bling
ABC Challenge - G is for Glitter
Paper Pretties - Square Cards

Image:  Digi Sheet 109 (WhoopsiDaisy)
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Card Stock: My Stash
Paper:  Stripe (Sandylion Sticker Designs), Floral (Wild Rose Studio)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Chalk (Mungyo), Corner Punch (Fiskars), Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts), Stardust Stickles (Ranger), Gems (Michaels), Heart Pin (Maya Road), Crystal Pins (Excelsior Wholesale)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Lovely Lace

Wow, it is Saturday finally.  I thought this day would never come because I had my grandchildren here all week.  A four year old and a 19 month old sure can keep you moving but now they have gone home and I can get some rest and do some crafting.  I think they have given me a cold and when I told my granddaughter that she had given me a present I didn't really want she informed me that the only way she wouldn't be able to give it to me was to stay away from me but then she wouldn't be able to give me kisses and hugs - lol.


Our challenge this week at Sugar Creek Hollow was to make a card using one of the fall or winter release images  and lace.  I love this village scene tag with its great sentiment.  Check out the Sugar Creek Hollow blog where you will see some gorgeous creations by the rest of the design team and then hop over to the shoppe and pick up some wonderful stamps.  While you are shopping, don't forget to grab one of the freebie sentiments and why don't you share your creation with us at the blog.  You could win one of the wonderful Sugar Creek Hollow images.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Incy Wincy Designs  - Lace and Pearls
Digi Doodle Shops Best - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - G is for Glitter
Paper Pretties - Square Cards
Stampavie and More - Christmas
Papertake Weekly - Sparkly & Bright
Craft Your Passion - Add Glitter (Sparkle)
The Crafty Pad - Christmas
I Did It Creations - Anything Goes

Image:  Christmas Tag (Sugar Creek Hollow)
Card Stock:  Recollections
Paper:  Teal (My Stash), Music (Online)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Ribbon (Michaels), Stardust Stickles (Ranger), Pearl Stickers (Recollections), Lace (Wild Orchid Crafts), Chalk (Mungyo)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

All About Circles


Today our challenge to you ate Delightful Challenges is called Round & Round - Use Lots of Circles.  I think I have accomplished that with the big circle, circles on the ribbon, circles on the paper and the round dew drops that are masquerading as bubbles.  My husband asked me what this card could be used for with that sentiment and I think it would make a great card for someone starting a new chapter in their life - new job, next school level, etc.

You don't have to use an image by Digital Delights on your papercrafting project but if you do, make sure you follow the instructions and enter it twice.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

I Did It Creations - Anything Goes
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Use a Digi
Meljens Designs - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog - Anything Goes

Image: Mermaid-1 and Under the Sea Background (Digital Delights by Louby Loo)
Sentiment: Make a Splash Sentiment (Digital Delights by Louby Loo)
Card Stock:  Pale Aqua (Bazzill), Dark Blue (Recollections)
Papers: Polka Dot & Stripe (Cuddlebeez), Sand (Daisy Doodles)
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor and Koh-I-Noor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments: Ribbon (Michaels), Fish Charm (Arton Bead Supply), Glaze Gel Pen (Sakura), Dew Drops (Papermania), Mini Shells (Michaels), Cricut

New Mini Release from Digital Delights


Today Digital Delights from Louby Lou has a mini release called A Child is Born, just in time for Christmas.  This is a set containing all the stamps shown.  Hop over to the store to purchase your set and take the time to go to the blog and check the fabulous samples that the Digital Delights design team have created using these wonderful stamps. 

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Missy Christmas Tree

This week we are having a party at Phindy's group on Paper Craft Planet to celebrate reaching 1000 followers. The first party activity was a Cardathon hosted by me on Sunday afternoon. All the ladies that came online made a simple little easel card and this is the sample that I created for them.


It isn't too late to join the party, just pop over to Paper Craft Planet, become a follower and get involved.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

The Crafty Pad - Christmas
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
All Sorts - Spots & Stripes
Marks Finest Papers - Die Cuts or a Punch

Image: Missy Christmas Tree (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Card Stock: Green (Wassau), Red (Recollections)
Papers: Stripe (Sandylion Sticker Designs), Red Dot (Recollections), White (Staples)
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments: Aspen Snowflake Edge Punch (Martha Stewart), Chalk (Mungyo), Buttons (My Stash)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Phindy is Having a Party

Last week Phindy's Place on Paper Craft Planet reached 1000 followers.  To celebrate, Phindy and her design team have put together a party - a fabulous week of fun activities with lots of challenges and lots of prizes.  If you aren't already a follower, why don't you pop over and become one, then check the list of activities and join us for the party. 

The first activity is a Cardathon from 1:30 - 2:30 pm EST and it isn't too late to get ready to join me since I am hosting that activity.  You can check all the details in the discussion area.  There are also some freebies available in the discussion area.

Don't forget that we also have a favourite colour challenge going at the Phindy's FridayChallenge Blog.  We should would love to see your gorgeous creations featuring a Phindy image.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

A Cardinal for Sugar Creek Hollow

Today we have been challenged to make a card using one of two images from Sugar Creek Hollow, this gorgeous cardinal or a primitive sheep.  I chose the cardinal because there are often cardinals in the trees in my neighbourhood during the winter months and winter is fast approaching (it was snowing just north of my home yesterday).  Both images are available at the Sugar Creek Hollow Shoppe.


Hop over to the Sugar Creek Hollow Blog and check the work of the talented members of the design team.  They are so inspiring.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Charisma Cardz - Vintage
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - So Long as it Flies
Stamp Something  - Use a Digi
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time - Embellish It

Image:  Cardinal (Sugar Creek Hollow)
Sentiment:  Create with TLC
Card Stock:  Recollections
Paper:  Background (DCWV), Text (Computer Generated)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Chalk (Mungyo), Sheer Ribbon (Arton Beads), Labels 4 Dies (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug, Button (My Stash), Feathers (My Stash), Drywall Mesh (Hardware Store), Pearl Stickers (Recollections), Gum Arabic, Antique Copper Pearl Ex (Jacquard)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Favourite Colours

Edited to add: In order to allow people to play along with all the fun activities that Phindy and the design team are hosting in the Phindy group at Paper Craft Planet, this challenge will run for two weeks so you have until midnight GMT, Thursday, November 4th to submit up to three entries.


This week our challenge to you at Phindy's Place Challenge Blog is to use one of your Phindy images and create a card in your favourite colour.  I have cheated a bit because I don't really have a favourite colour (I like so many) but I am a big fan of pairs of colours and purple and yellow is one combination that I really like.  I decided to follow this sketch from Sunday Sketch and Stamp and my only deviation is the addition of the sentiment.


I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Sunday Sketch and Stamp - Sketch
ABC Challenge - F is for Flowers
Wild Orchid - Pastels

Image:  Feel Better Soon (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment:  Create with TLC
Card Stock:  Purples (Recollections), Green (My Stash)
Papers:  Yellow (Provo Craft), Floral (Wild Rose Studio)
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Chalk (Mungyo), Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts), Frond Punch and Daisy Edge Punch (Martha Stewart), Pearl Stickers (Recollections), Glear Glaze Pen (Sakura)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Christmas at Delightful Challenges

Today we have a new challenge for you at Delightful Challenges called "It is beginning to look like Christmas" and it is perfect for this time of year.  I don't know anyone who doesn't want to get a head start on their Christmas cards even though Halloween hasn't even passed by yet.  I think I am now up to 10 cards so that only leaves 30 or so to go.  I am now debating whether I will save these cards for very special people and just not send any more or to mass produce a bunch for the rest - hmmm.


I am going to issue a disclaimer for this card because I am not happy with the colouring (my apologies to Wendy).  I work with pencil crayons blending them with odorless mineral spirits and for some reason the computer ink is smearing so I had to spray this with a workable fixative and now it looks grainy.  The red on her dress didn't come out as brightly as it usually does even though it will never look as crisp and bright as it would if it were coloured with Copics.  Note to husband -my birthday and Christmas are coming and Copics would make a lovely gift - lol.  It does look better in real life but you aren't here to see that.

Please show us your Christmas paper crafting project and if it features an image from Digital Delights by Louby Loo, follow the instructions and enter it twice for an extra chance to win the prize package.  Check out the work of the other members of the design team and you will see that we have some brand new designers to show their work this week.

This week Wendy is offering all three DVD collections as a prize (value $34.99). Wow, what a great prize, so lets see lots of entries.


I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Cinema Saturday - Something Hand Cut or Die Cut
Christmas Stampin' - Photo Inspiration
Artful Inkables - Embossing & Flowers

Image: Christmas Bonnie (Digital Delights by Louby Loo)
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Card Stock:  Red (Recollections), Green (Wassau)
Papers: Stripe & Spotted (Sandylion Sticker Designs)
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor and Koh-I-Noor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments: Snowflake Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Cricut, Double Loop Punch Around the Page Set (Martha Stewart), Beads (My Stash), Holly, Yellow & Stardust Stickles (Ranger), Marianne Creatables Poinsettias (Marianne Designs), Circle Punches (Marvy Uchida), Chalk (Mungyo)

Something New from Digital Delights


Digital Delights is pleased to introduce a new line called Delightful Piecings, which are cut files for some of the most popular digital stamps.  These files can be used with a variety of cutting machines or even cut by hand.  All files come with the following formats - ai,eps,dxf, gsd,mtc,pdf,scal,svg and wpc.

Pop over to Digital Delights and check out the wonderful samples made by the design team and then head over to the store to pick some up.