Saturday, July 31, 2010

Digital Delights Blog Hop Winner

Thank you to all of you who played in the Digital Delights blogiversary blog hop at Delightful Challenges, which closed last night.  I hope you had lots of fun.

Welcome to those of you who became followers of my blog, .   I don't always post every day because that darn thing called life tends to get in the way of crafting sometimes but I hope you will find inspiration in my cards when I do post.

Thanks to my husband, who was my personal Random Generator and made the draw for me,  the winner of Briley with Balloons from Digital Delights by Louby Loo is .......


Congratulations April.  I will email Briley to you and I hope you have fun using her and will make a creation with her and enter in one of our challenges at Delightful Challenges. 

Friday, July 30, 2010

Digital Delights Freebie Friday

It is Friday again and that means a freebie at Digital Delights and this week it is sooooo cute.  With school starting in a month, you will want to hurry over to Digital Delights and pick this up while you can.  Since my little granddaughter starts Junior Kindergarten in September, I can't wait to use this to make her a "first day of school" card, especially since I am going to be in the UK on vacation that day and am going to miss all the excitement.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Patty in Purple

The challenge at Phindy's Place is to create a project with stitching (real or faux).  I have so much on my plate right now that I didn't think I would be able to participate this week but I quickly designed a little card yesterday and took pieces of it with me when I went to Toronto that could be stitched by hand while I visited my Niece and her family.  In the past, I have tried to use my sewing machine with no success and I really don't want to damage it as I do some sewing for my granddaughter so I pierced all the holes and used embroidery floss to create the stitching.  The card feels thrown together and is not my favourite but I did like the stitching and will take a little more time and make another card soon with hand stitching on it.

I think someone should point my husband in the direction of this post so he can see that I am trying to save money and not always spending on craft supplies.  How you ask - well the flowers started out life as white with pink polka dots and I painted them rather than buying new ones.  I call it going green or re-purposing and that's my story and I am sticking to it.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Phindy's Place - Stitching
My Time to Craft - Check it Out

Image:  Petticoat Patty (Phindy's Place)
Card Stock:  White (Staples), Purple (Recollections)
Papers:  Green Check, Purple with White Flowers & Light Purple (Making Memories), Large Purple Check (Provo Craft)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor & Koh-i-Noor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Chalk (Mungyo), Brads (American Crafts), Pearl Stickers (Recollections), Branches (.svg file cut using Make the Cut and Cricut), Flowers (Prima), Purple Paint (Deco Art), Floss (My Stash), Lavender Stickles (Ranger)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Fisherman

Today our challenge at Delightful Challenges is the opposite of the one for last week.  Now we want you to use two (2) designer papers and three (3) embellishments to create a card using a Great Outdoors theme. I love to embellish so even three embellishments is hard for me but I managed.  My little charm is actually some clipart from Microsoft that I printed three times on card stock, cut out and glued together with two facing one way and the other one facing the opposite way so if it flips around, there is still a fish.

I created the sentiment on the computer but the text for it came from a cross stitch pattern that I made for my late Father-in-Law almost 35 years ago.  The picture hung in his rec room until just recently when the house was sold so he obviously liked it despite the sarcastic words.


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

Cowgirl's Sunday Challenge - Anything Goes
Mami Doodles  - Anything Goes

SSDS - Digital
Crafty Catz  - Summertime
Daring Cardmakers - Layer it Up
Lily-Boo Too - Summer
Crafty Creations - Summer Lovin
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Summer Days

Image: Casey Goes Fishing (Digital Delights by Louby Loo)
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Card Stock: All (Recollections)
Papers: Stripe Paper (Sandylion Sticker Designs), Polka Dot (My Stash)
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor) with OMS (Taltine), Chalk (Craf-T Products)
Tools & Embellishments: Card Candy (Craftwork Cards), Ink (Martha Stewart), Floss (My Stash), Charm (Clip Art), Shaplies (Penny Duncan Creations) cut with MTC software and Cricut, Circle Punches (EK Paper Shapers)

Chill Out

Our challenge to you this week at Isabella's Sketchbook is to create a project using cool blues and greens.  I picked these terrific papers but when it came time to colour my flowers, I decided I couldn't do them justice in blue so I picked the deep pink in the background paper and decided to run with that.  You don't see the deep pink - well look very closely at the little tiny squares that run across the paper just above the bow -  I know it is a stretch!

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

Cowgirl's Sunday Challenge - Anything Goes
Mami Doodles  - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Something Flowery
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
SSDS - Digital

Image:  Flower Song (Isabella's Sketchbook)
Card Stock:  Recollections (Michaels)
Paper: All (Sandylion Sticker Designs)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Pearl Stickers (Recollections), Grograin Ribbon (Michaels), Chalk (Mungyo), Petite Scallop Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), MTC software with Cricut

Digital Delights Blogiversary Blog Hop

What a fun day today is!  Digital Delights is having a Blogiversary and to celebrate they are having two blog hop image hunts from now until Friday night at midnight.  One hop is at Digital Delights and my blog is one of the stops on the other hop at Delightful Challenges.  If you came here from Anita's blog, then you are on the right track for the Delightful Challenges hop.  If you didn't come here from Anita's blog, you should go back to Delightful Challenges and check the hop order.  I will remind you a little later in this post where you are going next so read on.

Your goal is to look for an image at each stop along the way and the image that you will hunt on my blog is Briley with Balloons! She is too cute to miss on my blog - or is she??


After you've found Briley become a follower of my blog, if you aren't already, and make a comment telling me where you think she is hiding - please refer to her by name in your comment and be specific about her location.  Comments will not appear on the blog post so your answer won't be viewed by everyone else - they will just have to figure it out themselves :)  All correct answers will be entered into a draw to receive Briley.  Check back here on Saturday, July 31st to see if you are the winner.

In addition, there will be a wonderful grand prize offered at the Digital Delights store from all the comments left at Digital Delights and Delightful Challenges.  Make sure you become a Digital Delights follower before you leave your comment there.  The grand prize will also be announced on Saturday, July 31st.


Now it is time head to your next stop on the hop, which is Dianne's blog.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

Create 4 Fun - Flowers
Mami Doodles - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Something Flowery
Craftalicious - Birthdays
Cowgirl's Sunday Challenge  - Anything Goes

Image:  Briley with Balloons (Digital Delight by Louby Loo)
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
Card Stock:  Recollections (Michaels)
Paper:  Recollections (Michaels)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Daisy Corner Punch & Daisy Edge Punch (Martha Stewart), Circle Punches (EK Paper Shapers), Flower Punches (EK Paper Shapers), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Ink (Color Box), Red Pearl Stickers (Kaiser), Make the Cut with Cricut

Friday, July 23, 2010

Beehive Yourself

What a fun name for this cute image from Daisy Doodles that I thought would work on this birthday card I have made for you today.  I think it would be appropriate for a teenage boy or the party animal in your family.

By the way, have you created anything yet for the challenge at Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges?  If not, why don't you make a wedding card and share it with us.  You still have 9 days to enter and while you don't have to use one of Daisy's stamps, your name will be entered twice if you do use one of her great digital stamps.


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

Paper Playtime - Flower Power
Wild Orchid Challenge - Say it with Flowers
One Stitch at a Time - Use a Digital Image
Just Inspirational - Use a Digital Image
Digital Tuesday - Happy Birthday
Fab 'n' Funky - Reuse or Recycle (Mesh Drywall Tape scrap)
s2g Challenges - Orange

Image:  Beehive Yourself (Daisy Doodles)
Sentiment:  Round Sentiment (My design)
Card Stock:  Recollections (Michaels)
Paper:  Yellow (Provo Craft), Dotted (My Stash)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayone (Prismacolor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools and Embellishments:  Gold Flower (Prima), Sunflower (Dollarama), Bee Button (Dress it Up), Chalk (Mungyo), Vintage Photo Distressing Ink (Ranger), Drywall Tape (Home Depot), Butter Pecan Paint (Folk Art)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Make it Simple

Our challenge to you this week at Delightful Challenges is to make it simple.  You can't use any designer/patterned paper or any embellishments.  While I love to embellish, there are times when I like to create something simple but usually I add at least one embellishment, often ribbon.  I found this challenge tough but she is such a little cutie, she would look good all dolled up or very simple.  By the way, the embossed panel at the back is not gray but is silver card stock and no matter how hard I tried I could not get it to look shiny in the photo so will have to trust me.


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

Stamp Something - Something Digital
One Stitch at a Time - Digital
Stampavie & More - Anything Goes
Mami Doodles - Anything Goes
Our Daily Bread - Color It

Image:  Angel Bonnie (Digital Delights by Louby Loo)
Sentiment:  (Aussie Scraps)
Card Stock:  Pink, Blue and Silver (Recollections)
Coluring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor and Koh-i-Noor) with OMS (Taltine). Copic Marker E00
Tools & Embellishments:  Star Punch & Corner Rounder Punch (Marvy Uchida), Scallop Corner Punch (EK Paper Shapers), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Star Texture Plate (Fiskars), Chalk (Mungyo), Styrofoan, Star Dust Stickles (Ranger)

Got the Blues

This week the challenge over at Phindy's Friday Challenge Blog is "Got the Blues" and I knew this cute little fairy would be perfect for the challenge.


I found this sketch at The Sweet Stop and decided to use it for my layout.  I think I got it fairly well given that my card is a different shape.  Now blue flowers aren't something I have in my stash and I couldn't find a patterned card stock that blended with my papers in order to make my own so I dug out some purple flowers and painted them.  I think they turned out pretty well and now I know that if I am ever stuck I can alter flowers to match.  Reminds me a bit of dyeing satin shoes back in the day :)


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Phindy's Friday Challenge - Got the Blues
The Sweet Stop - Sketch with a spin (must have a tag)
Wild Orchid Challenges  - Say it with Flowers
Stamp Something - Something Digital
One Stitch at a Time - Digital
Stampavie and More - Anything Goes
Mami Doodles - Anything Goes
Our Daily Bread - A Coloured Image

Image:  Mushroom Top Fairy (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
Card Stock:  Recollections (Michaels)
Paper:  All (My Stash)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Border Punch & Tag Punch (Martha Stewart), Eyelet (Making Memories), Ink (Color Box), Flowers (Wal Mart & Bridal Supply Store), Blue Paint (Accent), Pearlizing Medium (Americana), Grosgrain Ribbon (Michaels), Satin Ribbon (Offray), Star Dust Sickles (Ranger)

Tea for Three

Our challenge to you this week at Isabella's Sketchbook Challenge is to "cut it out" and use 3D, paper tole or decoupage on your project.  You must use a digital stamp from Isabella's Sketchbook on your project.  If you don't have one (or want a few new ones), Isabella is having a sale today.  For today only, Wednesday, July 21st all digital stamps at Isabella's store are only $2.00 each.

I tried something new this time and created my own tea bag holder card.  I am a little unhappy with the inside because it didn't need to be quite as deep as I made it but I will try it again.  Each one of the cups has been popped up a little higher than the one above it with foam dots, which is where the 3D aspect of my card can be found.



I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

K L Stampin 'n' Scrappin - Ribbon
Frosted Designs  - Border Punches

Image:  Cup Stack (Isabella's Sketchbook)
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
Card Stock:  Recollections (Michaels)
Paper:  Mini Florals (D. Maddon online), Check and Spotted Papers (My Stash)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Pearl Stickers (Recollections), Grosgrain Ribbon (Fabricland), Deco Fan Punch (Martha Stewart), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Chalk (Mungyo, Corners cut with Cricut and Make the Cut

Monday, July 19, 2010

Christmas in July

I had so many great plans for today but the dryer died last night so after I went to the Passport office to renew our passports, I started to search for a new dryer.  Since the washer is the same age, I am buying a new one of those too.  I think I found what I want but I almost choked at the price.  It is going to cost over $2000 for the pair and I still have to add taxes, delivery and installation.  I remember when my husband and I got our first home in 1976, we paid that amount for a washer, dryer, stove, refrigerator and huge chest freezer and that included all the added charges.

Once I got back though, I did manage to quickly make a card for a few challenges.  Lots of blogs are asking for Christmas cards and I can't think of a better excuse to get another card done in advance.  Now I think I only have 45 left to do.  At this rate, a few people may not get a card this Christmas.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Sassy Cheryl's - Christmas in July
2 Sisters Challenge - Christmas in July
Fresh Brewed Designs - Christmas in July
Cute Card Thursday - Get a Head Start
Fab 'n' Funky - Christmas in July
Pixie Dust Studio - Forest Green & Cranberry

Image:  Gift Bearer (Sassy Cheryl's)
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
Card Stock:  White (Staples), Green & Cranberry (Michaels)
Paper:  Stripe (Provo Craft), Dotted (Sandylion Sticker Designs)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor & Koh-i-Noor) and OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Labels 4 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Circle Punches (EK Paper Shapers), Chalk (Mungyo), Glitter (Stampendous), Buttons (Dress it Up)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Here Comes the Bride

Our challenge to you this week at Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges is to make a wedding themed project.   Daisy has a wonderful new wedding set called Simple Elegance in her store and you could win it if you enter and your name is drawn.


You must use a digital stamp in your project and while you are not required to use an image from Daisy Doodles, if you do your name will be entered twice.  If you don't have a suitable Daisy Doodles image, hop over to the store because there are also some beautiful floral stamps that would be perfect for a wedding card.


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

For Fun Challenges - Color Your Own Image
Flutter By Wednesdays - Layers + Butterfly
Stampavie & More - Anything Goes

Image:  Wedding Cake & Sentiment from Simple Elegance (Daisy's Digi Doodles)
Card Stock:  Fairy Dark Pink (Color Mates)
Paper:  Pink (Melissa Frances), Brown Floral (Sandylion Sticker Designs)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor & Koh-I-Noor) and OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Labels 1 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Chalk (Mungyo), Pearl Stickers (Recollections), Flowers (Bridal Supply Store), Corner Punch, Butterfly Punch and Frond Punch (Martha Stewart), Cotton Candy Stickles (Ranger), White Organza Ribbon (Bead Store), Beads (My Stash), Heart Pins (Maya Road)

Friday, July 16, 2010

Freebie Friday

Hi there.  Just a quick post to remind you that it is Freebie Friday at from Digital Delights by Louby Loo and this fun piggy topper  is now available at her store.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Relaxing at the Beach

There seems to be a pattern to my cards all of a sudden and I am a bit worried because it seems that I have developed a sand fetish.  This week the challenge at Delightful Challenges is to create a card or other project with a beach theme using the photo below for inspiration.  Of course when doesn't the beach have sand so I got my trusty sandpaper out of the cupboard and got started.



We hope you will enter this week because Digital Delights by Louby Loo is sponsoring and the prize is a $10 gift certificate for the store.


Now for the card.  While the photo has lots of turquoise and yellow in it, I thought some pink was needed for this little cutie.  I wanted to give her a relaxing adult beverage but she is way too young.  Just imagine her sitting on the beach waiting for some cool guy to try to pick her up - or maybe she is too young for that too.


I plan to enter this card in the following challenges:

2 Sisters Challenge - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts  - Summer Days
Little Red Wagon - Use a Tree
Stampavie and More - Anything Goes

Image:  Beach Bonnie (Digital Delights by Louby Loo)
Sentiment:  Create with TLC
Card Stock:  My Stash
Papers:  Sandpaper (Home Depot), Yellow (Provo Craft), Light Blue Dotty (Memories Forever), Background (My Stash)
Tools & Embellishments:  Chalk (Mungyo),  Shells (Michaels), Wire (Artistic Wire), Doodlecharms Cartridge (Cricut), Mini Gem (Michaels), Flower Button (Dress it Up), Wave, Large Zigzag and Sunset Scissors (Fiskars)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor & Koh-I-Noor) and OMS (Taltine)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Flowers from Isabella

You can find the most wonderful floral digital stamps at Isabella's Sketchbook and I decided to use this one for the challenge this week at Isabella's Challenge, which is all about using your punches.  You have a week to make something with an image from Isabella's Sketchbook and enter it to win two digis from her store along with a badge to display on your blog to show that you won.


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Digi Doodle Shops Best - Texture
Dutch Dare - Flowers
Marks Finest Papers - Punch It
K L Stampin n Scrappin - Dry Embossing
Bee Crafty - Dimension

Image:  Evening Flower (Isabella's Sketchbook)
Card Stock:  Recollections (Michaels)
Paper:  Parchment (Pergamano), Floral (Basic Grey), Checked (Anna Griffin)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Corner Punch (Fiskars), Edge Punch (Martha Stewart), Swirls Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Lace (My Stash), Ribbon (Fabricland), Pearl Stickers (Dollarama)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Daisy Doodles Treasure Hunt

Hello me hearties, this is Cabin Gal Cec de Bois and you found my stop on a treasure hunt with Daisy Doodles.  If you follow the treasure map, you could win this brand new stamp set and a $5 gift certificate to the Daisy Doodles store


I have made a card to show you what can be done with the different elements from this stamp set.  You will find the card details below the treasure hunt information.


If you didn't start the treasure hunt at the beginning, you need to go to Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges, pick up your treasure map and the first piece of the puzzle.  Then follow the map leaving a comment and picking up a puzzle piece at each stop.  The pieces of the puzzle make a card so don't miss any stops because your goal is to determine what image is on the puzzle card and who made it.  When you get to the end, which is the Daisy Doodles store, then you will get your final instructions.  You don't want to have to walk the plank, do you?

If you came here from visiting Mary (a.k.a Boatswain Mary Read), then you are on the right track.


As you can see by the map, your next spot is at Sailing Master Law de Leon's blog (Lawren).  You have until 8 pm EST, Saturday, July 17th to collect all the pieces of the puzzle, get to the end and follow the instructions.  The winner will be announced Monday on the challenge blog.  So Mateys, leave your comment, grab your puzzle piece and off you go.


Image:  Ahoy Set (Daisy Doodles)
Sentiment:  Computer Generated (My Design)
Card Stock:  Grey (Recollections), Gold (DCWV)
Paper:  Blue (Provo Craft), Grey (Cuttlebeez - Online), Sandpaper (Home Depot)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Wave and Deckle Scissors (Fiskars), Shells (Michaels), Wooden Skewer (My kitchen drawer), Pirate Ship (Clip Art - Online)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Tropical Cool

I am on the run this weekend but wanted to do a quick post to show you a cool little card I made yesterday with one of the images from Daisy Doodles store


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

2 Sisters Challenge - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Punches
Ooh-la-la Creations - Simply Summer
Polka Doodle - Summer Theme
Easy Craft Projects - Summer
My Partner in Crafting Crime - Summer Time

Image:  Tropicana (Daisy Doodles)
Sentiment:  (Create with TLC)
Card Stock:  Recollections (Michaels), Blue & Yellow Sponged (DCWV)
Paper:  All (Provo Craft)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor & Koh-I-Noor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Chalk (Mungyo), Ribbon (Michaels), Pearl Sticker (Recollections), Flower Punches (EK Paper Shapers), Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Circle Punch (EK Paper Shapers), Cricut

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Red, White & Blue Love

The challenge at Phindy's Place Challenge Blog is to make a card with one of her images using red, white and blue.  I love this fellow because he looks like one of the most debonair mailmen I have ever seen so I thought I would use him in the card I am going to enter.


Image:  Love Letter (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment:  Create with TLC
Card stock:  Recollections (Michaels)
Paper:  Blue (Cuttlebeez - online), White with Red Polka Dots (Recollections - Michaels),  Red with Large Dots (my stash)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor) with OMS (Taltime)
Tools & Embellishments:  Chalk (Mungyo), Ribbon (Michaels), Gems (Michaels), Large Heart Punch and Heart Edge Punch (Martha Stewart), Floss (my stash), Eyelet (Making Memories)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Little Stinker

I have lots of great stuff to share with you today.  First, our first weekly challenge starts today at Delightful Challenges and we are asking you to create a Summertime card or other paper crafting project using the colours shown in the inspiration photo below.   You won't want to miss all the fabulous projects the rest of the Design Team has made for you.  Also, pop over to the Digital Delights by Louby Loo store and pick up one of the wonderful stamps and create something for this challenge.


Second, it is new release day and the card I have made features one of the new release images called Lili the Skunk.  Now, I don't tell people this very often but one of my middle names is Lili and it is spelled exactly this way.  I sure hope the creator, Wendy didn't name this little stinker after me.


You will notice that I couldn't decide which colour to use so when I saw all those colours in my ribbon stash, I just decided to use them all.  By the way, when you enter a card in this challenge, there is a wonderful prize package being supplied by our sponsor and you will find all the details on the challenge blog.


Third, it is digi day at SNR and Digital Delights by Louby Loo is hosting today.  Wendy has a great little freebie for you at her SNR Group along with a challenge so pop over, pick up your freebie and make a card for the challenge. 

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

Fresh Brewed Designs  - Summertime
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles - Celebrate Summer
Ooh-la-la Creations - Simply Summer
By the Cute and Girly - Warm Summer Days
Quirky Crafts - Ribbons
Craftalicious - Cute

Image:  Lili the Skunk (Digital Delights by Louby Loo)
Sentiment:  Skunk Sentiment Set (Digital Delights by Louby Loo)
Paper:  Kioshi (Basic Grey)
Card Stock:  Recollections (Michaels)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor & Koh-I-Noor)
Tools & Embellishments:  Ribbons (Michaels), Card Candy (Craftwork Cards), Gems (Michaels), Flower Punch (EK Paper Shapers), Nestabilities Petite Scalloped Circle Small (Spellbinders)

Daisy Doodles Treasure Hunt

I just wanted to let you know that Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges is having a Treasure Hunt next Tuesday, July 13th.


You are not going to want to miss this special blog hop for a chance to win a brand new stamp set and a $5 Gift Certificate to the Daisy Doodles store.  Hop over to the challenge blog to see the stamp set and then mark the date in your calendar so you can come back to the challenge blog next Tuesday and join in all the fun.

Anything Goes at Isabella's Sketchbook

Linda, The Funkie Junkie, is setting the challenges at Isabella's Sketchbook Challenge this month and for the first challenge she is taking pity on everyone after their July 4th activities and making the challenge an open one.  So dig out your favourite Isabella image or pick one up from the Isabella's Sketchbook store and make whatever kind of card you wish to share with us.  You could win 2 of Isabella's fabulous images and a winner's badge to display on your blog.


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

2 Sisters Challenge - Anything Goes
Magical Crafts Fortnightly Challenge - Flower Power
Quirky Crafts - Ribbons
Prairie Fairy Designs - Anything Goes
Ooh-la-la Creations Challenges - Simply Summer
Marks Finest Papers - Use a Die Cut
Lexi's Creations - Layers
The Shabby Tea Room - Embossing

Image:  Basket of Twigs (Isabella's Sketchbook)
Colouring Medium:  Prismacolor pencil crayons
Paper:  My stash
Card Stock:  Recollections (Michaels)
Embellishments:  Ribbon (Kate's Paperie), Card Candy (Craftwork Cards)
Tools:  Corner Punch, Edge Punch & Branch Punch (Martha Stewart),  Flower Punches (EK Paper Shapers), Nestabilities Labels 4 (Spellbinders), Basket Weave Texture Plate (Fiskars), Cuttlebug (Provo Craft)
Other:  Chalk (Mungyo), Ink (Color Box)

Monday, July 5, 2010

Peachy Keen

I am a big fan of Sassy Cheryl's stamps and thought I would play in her colour challenge this week and I think this card fits the bill.

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

Sassy Cheryl's - Colour Challenge - Peach, Light Blue & Kraft
2 Sisters Challenge - Anything Goes
Magical Crafts Fortnightly Challenge - Flower Power
Quirky Crafts - Ribbon
Prairie Fairy Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Ice Cream & Cakes
Simon Says Stamp - Check It Out

The image from Sassy Cheryl's is called Load of Cakes and has been coloured with Prismacolor pencil crayons.  The blue dot paper and the peach gingham paper are from American Traditional designs and the little floral paper is from  my stash.  The card stock is Recollections (Michaels).  Other supplies used:  Chalk (Mungyo). Flower Punch (EK Paper Shapers), Frond Punch and Tag Punch (Martha Stewart), Safety Pin (Dollarama), Buttons (Dress It Up), Card Candy (Craftwork Cards), Ribbon (Michaels) and Swiss Dot Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug).

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Purple Elegance

Welcome to another challenge at Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges.  This week we want you to create a card or other project using a recipe; 1 digital image, 1 ribbon, 2 patterned papers and 3 brads.  You have two weeks to enter your fabulous creation for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate from our wonderful sponsor.


 

We were asked to incorporate an image from Digi Doodle Shop on our card and I chose this one called Vintage Dress 6.  It is one of a series of vintage dresses in the shop.  I decided to make this monochromatic card when I found the floral paper in my stash.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Prairie Fairy - Anything Goes
Quirky Crafts - Ribbon
Bunny Zoes Crafts - Nice & Girly
2 Sisters Challenge - Anything Goes

The floral paper is from Anna Griffin and the scratched paper is from a Provo Craft Scrap Pack.  The card stock is Recollections (Michaels).  Other supplies used:  Chalk (Mungyo), Card Candy Backless Brads (Craftwork Cards), Lace Corner Punch and Frond Punch (Martha Stewart), Organza Ribbon (Little Bead Shop in Toronto Garment District), Flowers (Bridal Supply Store) and Starry Night Stickles (Ranger).

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Winner of Isabella's Blog Hop

Thank you to everyone who participated in the first blog hop at Isabella's Sketchbook and left such lovely comments about my card.  I just received an email advising me that one of the winners has come from my blog and that is ----(drum roll please)----  Rose Petal.

Congratulations!  Please pop over to Isabella's Store, choose your image and then send an email with your choice to Isabella at isabellassketchbook@gmail.com and she will send your digital stamp to you.  Make sure you put Blog Hop Winner in the subject line.

I hope all of you will pick up an Isabella image and make something for the current challenge, which is Anything Goes.  You still have until Tuesday night to complete your project so I hope you will play because you could win two more of Isabella's wonderful digital stamps and an "I Won" badge to display on your blog.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Freebie Friday & A Sale


Good Morning and who doesn't love a freebie.  Well it is the first Friday of the month so that means that there will be a freebie from Digital Delights by Louby Loo for her groups on Paper Craft PlanetSNR Card Universe and Simply Scrapping.  The freebie is located in the discussion section and here is a peak at this month's little cutie.  Catch this freebie while you can because after a month the stamp will only be available in the store.  If you aren't already a follower, make sure that you become one so you don't miss out on any of our upcoming events.



And who doesn't love a sale too.  To celebrate the July 4th holiday, Digital Delights by Louby Lou is offering everyone 30% off all her digital stamps from today until Monday, July 5th at midnight.  Head on over to her  store and pick up some of the great digital images, accessories and sentiments.



 Use code SHT100701202255 at checkout to get your discount!!
 

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Exciting News

I have really exciting news to share with you today.  There are big changes at Digital Delights by Louby Loo.   They have grown and now there are two design teams.  First, the Digital Delights design team will inspire you weekly with samples and projects using the monthly new releases.

Secondly, the challenge blog has gone weekly and has been renamed  Delightful Challenges and I am pleased to share with you that I have accepted an invitation to be on the Delightful Challenges design team..


 

I have known about this for a couple of weeks but had to keep it to myself until today and you don't know how hard that was.  Starting next Thursday, July 8th you will want to check out Delightful Challenges for a brand new weekly challenge with wonderful sponsors. 

The other members of my team are listed on my sidebar.  Why don't you stop by their blogs, see what wonderful creations they make and leave them a little love at the same time?  Don't forget to come back here and see what I will have to show you.