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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Paper Piecing at Whoopsi Daisy

This month we are challenging you to do some paper piecing at the Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Blog.  I think this little lady is so elegant and yet so sweet.  I found some freebie velvet digital paper when I was surfing around months ago and while it may be difficult to see in the photo, that is what I used for her coat and hat.

I don't have a sentiment on the front but I have put a Christmas sentiment on the inside.

Wishing you
the Merriest Christmas
and the
Happiest New Year!


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

Charisma Cardz  - Christmas Crafting
Creative Inspirations - Christmas in September
Your Next Stamp - Make Your Own Flowers
Little Red Wagon - Make Your Own Embellishments
Creative Card Crew  - Flowers

Image:  Digi Sheet 93 (Whoopsi Daisy)
Card Stock:  Cream (Local Printer), Buff (My Stash)
Papers:  Red Velvet for piecing (Digital freebie but I am sorry, I don't remember where I got it), Damask (Miss Cutie Pie)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Chalk (Mungyo), Corner Punch (Fiskars), Pearl Stickers (Dollarama). Red Flowers (Michaels), Cream Flowers (Bridal Supply Store), Rose (I made), Bronze Ink (Martha Stewart), Pearl Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), Ribbon (Recycled from a Christmas Gift), Lace (My Mother's Stash), "Fur" (Handmade)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Lili All Dressed Up

I am back from vacation but am suffering from exhaustion thanks to jet lag and the change in time so this will be a short post.

We have a colour challenge for you this week at Delightful Challenges and want you to use purple, green and black on your paper crafting project.  I think Lili looks perfectly lovely in her purple outfit with that pretty green purse on her arm. 

You don't have to use an image from Digital Delights on your project but remember, you get two entries if you do.  There are lots of wonderful images to choose from so pop over to the store and make a purchase.


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

Tuesday Throwdown - Punches
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes

Image: Dress-up Lili (Digital Delights by Louby Loo)
Card Stock: Green (Bazzill), Purple & Black (Recollections)
Papers: Both (D. Maddon - online)
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor & Koh-I-Noor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments: Chalk (Mungyo), Daisy Edge Punch (Martha Stewart), Ribbon (Fabricland), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Pearl Stickers (Recollections)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Harvest Time

Today at Sugar Creek Hollow we were all asked to create a card using this Lord of the Harvest tag.  Make sure you take a look at all the other creations using this tag - you will be amazed and inspired.

I loved making this vintage card and even added the crow, which is another Sugar Creek Hollow digi.  There are so many digis at the Sugar Creek Hollow shop, including sentiments, that can be combined to make wonderful projects.

Image: Lord of the Harvest Vintage Tag and Curly Crow (Sugar Creek Hollow)
Card Stock: Orange (Bazzill), Burnt Orange (Recollections)
Paper: My Stash
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments: Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger), Chalk (Mungyo), Vintage Fruit Crate Label, incl. Butterfly (Vintage Holiday Crafts), Ric Rac (Fabricland), Edge Punch (Martha Stewart), Petite Scalloped Circle Nestabilities for flower (Spellbinders), Black Wire (Artistic Wire), Orange Cord (Really Reasonable Ribbon)

Friday, September 24, 2010

A Phindy Thank You Card

Today the challenge for you at Phindy's Place is to make a thank you card.  You certainly can't have too many of those on hand so this should be easy for you.

You must use one of Phindy's images but since there are so many that would be suitable for this type of card, that should not be a problem.


Image: Happy Mail (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Card Stock: White (Staples), Purple & Yellow (Recollections)
Papers: Tulip (Sandylion Sticker Designs), Yellow Spotted (My Stash)
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors and Koh-I-Noor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments: Chalk (Mungyo), Buttons (My Stash), Flower Punches (EK Paper Shapers)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sparkle, Sparkle

The challenge this week at Delightful Challenges is to make it sparkle.  I love this little mouse skiing down the sparkly hills with the snow falling.  I know there is a way of making your glitter show in your photos but when I went to the camera supply store and they told me it would cost $60 for the special filter and mounting pieces I would need, I decided you would have to believe me that there is lots of sparkle on this card.  I haven't added a sentiment on the front but I intend to use this as a Christmas card.


Image: Skiing Pippin (Digital Delights by Louby Loo)
Card Stock: Blue (Bazzill), White (Staples)
Papers: Snowflake (Sandylion Sticker Designs), Green Natural (My Stash)
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor & Koh-I-Noor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments: Stardust Stickles (Ranger), Embossing Stencils (Fiskars), Snowflake Punches (Marvy Uchida)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Tiffany Lamp

This week at Sugar Creek Hollow, our DT Coordinator asked us to create a card using one of the Sugar Creek Hollow digis with the colours, black, riding hood red and vanilla.  I loved this tiffany lamp when I saw it and knew it would be perfect in this colour scheme.  Check out the blog to see what all the other ladies made with this colour scheme.


Image: Vintage Lamp (Sugar Creek Hollow)
Card Stock: Cream (Staples), Black (Recollections)
Papers: Both (Summertime Designs)
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments: Chalk (Mungyo), Labels 4 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Deco Fan Edge Punch (Martha Stewart), Flower (Dollarama), Pearl Stickers (Dollarama), Button (My MIL's Stash). Flourishes (Unknown .svg file cut with MTC software and Cricut), Ribbon (My Stash)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Pumpkins

The challenge this week at Delightful Challenges is to create a paper project with pumpkins on it.  Since we still haven't reached Halloween yet, I decided to combine the pumpkins with another of the wonderful spooky images from Digital Delights.  Oh heck, he's too cute to be spooky so I added a spider with a web.  I know the photo isn't showing it but the web is actually sparkly because I used a gel pen with a silver sparkle to make it.


Image: Dracula Ridley, Pumpkins, Sentiment (Digital Delights by Louby Lou)
Card Stock: Orange (Bazzill), Black (Recollections)
Papers: All (Summertime Designs)
Couring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor & Koh-I-Noor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments: Chalk (Mungyo), Card Candy (Craftwork Cards), Clear Star Gel Pen (Sakura)
Special Techniques: Spider (Sugar Creek Hollow)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sugar Creek Sketch

Today, I used one of the wonderful images at Sugar Creek Hollow and followed a sketch set by our Design Team Coordinator.  I did rotate the sketch but I don't think she will mind.  While I made this into a birthday card, I really think this image would make a lovely sympathy card if the right papers were selected and that is such a bonus because it can be so difficult to make sympathy cards.

Hop on over to the Sugar Creek Hollow blog and check the wonderful takes on this sketch by the rest of the team.  You will be inspired.


Image:  Victorian Freebie (Sugar Creek Hollow)
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
Card Stock:  Cream (Staples), Green (Recollections)
Papers:  All (Basic Grey)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Chalk (Mungyo), Flowers (Bridal Supply Store), Ribbon (Fabricland)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Going Green

The challenge this week at Phindy's Place is called Going Green.  We want you to either recycle something for your card or to use the colour green.


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

Fab 'n' Funky - What'eva
Lexi's Creations - Flower Power
Ooh La La Creations  - Stripes
Crafty Emma's - Floral Frenzy

Image:  Patience (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
Card Stock: White (Staples), Green (Recollections)
Papers: Striped (Recollections), Florals (My Stash), Gingham (Recollections)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil  Crayons (Prismacolor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Daisy Edge Punch & Frond Punch (Martha Stewart), Fancy Tags (Spellbinders), Chalk (Mungyo), Pearl Stickers (Recollections), Flowers (Bridal Supply Store)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Just Because Snowman

This is going to be a short post because I am packing for our trip tomorrow but I am so excited to show you a little card that I made yesterday afternoon that wasn't done to meet a design team commitment but just because I wanted to do it. 

I love Sassy Cheryl's images and used to be able to participate every week at her challenge blog but lately with all my design teams I have not been able to play and was really missing it.  Today I get to play - woo hoo!

I apologize for the photo but it is dull and dreary here and I don't have time to play with it.  Besides I need to charge the battery in the camera so it can go with us.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Sassy Cheryl's - Let it Snow
Fab 'n' Funky - What'eva
Simon Says Stamp - Holidays (Christmas)
Pollycraft  - Christmas (no red or green)
Christmas Card Challenge - Clean and Simple Christmas Cards
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays - Christmas

Image:  700 Follower Freebie for PCP Group
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
Card Stock:  Staples
Papers:  Snowflake (My Stash), Turquoise (Sandylion Sticker Designs)
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments:  Snowflake Punches (Marvy Uchida), Circle Punches (EK Paper Shapers), Chalk (Mungyo), Stardust Stickles (Ranger), Deckle Scissors (Fiskars)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Ribbons Galore

Our challenge to you this week at Delightful Challenges is to use ribbons, ribbons and more ribbons with the photo below for the colour scheme.


The design team was provided with absolutely gorgeous ribbon to use on our creations by this week's sponsor, Really Reasonable Ribbon, and all the ribbon was so much fun to work with.  The yellow ruffled frame is actually ribbon with a ruffle on each side and it has a wee bit of stretch to it so it made it easy to go around corners.

Remember, while you don't have to use an image from Digital Delights by Louby Loo, you get two entries in the draw for the prize package if you do use one.


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

Bee Crafty - Anything Goes
Mark's Finest Papers - Use 5 of Something (5 different ribbons)
Pile it On - Layers

Image: Penny and Bear (Digital Delights by Louby Loo)
Card Stock: (Recollections)
Papers:  Pre-Embossed (Curry's Art Store), Orange (Sandylion Sticker Designs), Yellow Mini Floral (Bo Bunny Press)
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor & Koh-I-Noor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments: Ribbons & Ric Rac (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Chalk (Mungyo), Corner Rounder Punch (Marvy Uchida), Buttons (Dress it Up)

Monday, September 6, 2010

First Day of School

We are off to England on Friday for a vacation and to visit dear friends.  Now while this is a good thing, the bad thing is that when I am gone I am going to miss my granddaughter's very first ever day of school.  She is entering Junior Kindergarten and after the staggered entry they have set up, she will be going on a school bus so I made this card for her and will leave it with her Mommy to give to her.  Traveling on a huge school bus will be quite an adventure for a very petite 4 year-old and I can't wait to hear how she does.


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

Ooh La La Creations - Stripes
The Pink Elephant - Back to School
Bee Crafty - Anything Goes
All Sorts - New Beginnings
Fussy and Fancy - Back to School
Stamp Something - Something Cute
Meljens Designs - Stripes
Pixie Dust Studio - Back to School
Creative Card Crew - Back to School

Image: School Bus (Digital Delights by Louby Loo)
Sentiment: (Create with TLC)
Card Stock: Red (Local Printer)
Papers: Stripe (Sandylion Sticker Designs), Dot (My Design), Yellow (Provo Craft)
Colouring Medium: Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor & Koh-I-Noor) with OMS (Taltine)
Tools & Embellishments: Chalk (Mungyo), Yellow Gems (Michaels), Crayon Buttons (Dress it Up), Numbers (Microsoft Clip Art), Corner Rounder Punch (Marvy Uchida), Swiss Dot Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Sugar Creek Hollow Fall Launch

We are just a few weeks away to the official start of fall.  To celebrate, we are kicking off the season today at Sugar Creek Hollow with some fantastic Fall Digis and a Brand New Design Team (of which I am proud to say I am a member). 

Here is a card that I made using one of the sentiment digis.


Come take a look at the rest of the team.  They have some great cards to show you using the latest digis.  Then, make sure to visit the store to purchase any of these great digis.  We even have some Vintage gift ideas you can purchase.


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

Simon Says Stamp & Show - Layers (Vintage)
Artful INKables - Distressing
All That Scraps - Lace
Creatalicious  - Vintage
Fab 'n' Funky - Material (Lace)
The Wild Flower Patch - Fall Colors
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Vintage

Image:  Henry David Thoreau Quote Set (Sugar Creek Hollow), Lady Card (Vintage Holiday Crafts)
Card Stock:  Recollections (Michaels)
Paper:  Cuttlebeez
Tools & Embellishments:  Sissix Flourish Die cut with Cuttlebug, Chalk (Mungyo), Flower Punches (EK Paper Shapers), Brad (Making Memories), Lace (My Stash), Sheer Ribbon (Fabricland)

    Friday, September 3, 2010

    Fall at Sugar Creek Hollow

    September 4th is the launch of the fall digis at Sugar Creek Hollow and the introduction of wonderful creations by the new design team.  Make sure you come to our blog hop and visit everyone's blog so you can be truly inspired.

    I'm Contented

    This wonderful image from Phindy's Place is called Contentment and it describes my state of mind right now.  The challenge this week at Phindy's Place Challenge Blog is to make a card using one of Phindy's images and do some paper piecing.  When I finished my card, I was quite contented with the result.

    By the way, if you don't have a Phindy image and want to enter this challenge, this is a great time to go shopping for one because Phindy is having an End of Summer Sale.  Check out the store for all the details and start shopping.  I can't wait to see your wonderful paper-pieced card.


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

    Cowgirl Up Sunday Challenge - Flower Power
    A Craft Little Place - Anything Goes
    Anything Goes Challenge - Say it with Flowers
    Cupcake Craft - Go Digital
    The Paper Players - Anything Goes
    Crafty Emma's - Anything Goes
    My Sheri Crafts - Babies

    Image:  Contentment (Phindy's Place)
    Sentiment:  Computer Generated (My Design )
    Card Stock:  White (Staples), Coloured (Recollections)
    Paper:  Gingham (American Traditional),  Florals (Sweet Treat Designs)
    Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor) with OMS (Taltine)
    Tools & Embellishments:  Pearl Stickers (Recollections), Chalk (Mungyo), Brads (Making Memories), Flower Punches (EK Paper Shapers & Marvy Uchida), Circle Punch (EK Paper Shapers), Petite Scalloped Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

    Wednesday, September 1, 2010

    Halloween Fun at Digital Delights

    Today is new release day at Digital Delights by Louby Loo and it is all about Halloween.  Not only are the new images about Halloween with lots of ghosts, witches and other spooky creatures but that is our challenge to you this week at Delightful Challenges - make a Halloween project.

    This challenge is generously sponsored by Pink Hedgehog Papercrafts so you will want to show us your card, scrapbook layout, altered item or whatever paper craft you can dream up.  While you don't have to use an image by Digital Delights in your creation, there are so many wonderful ones to choose from we hope you will.  If you do use a Digital Delights image, make sure you enter it twice.


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

    A Crafty Little Place - Anything Goes
    Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything Goes

    Images:  Ghost in the Cauldron, Haunted House, Sentiment (Digital Delights by Louby Loo)
    Card Stock:  Purple Recollections, Orange (Bazzill)
    Papers:  Orange (Sandylion Sticker Designs), Purple (Sweet Treat Designs)
    Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor & Koh-I-Noor) with OMS (Taltine)
    Tools & Embellishments:  Card Candy (Craftwork Cards), Chalk (Mungyo), Cricut

    Lots of Flowers & New DT

    I am pleased to announce that I have accepted an invitation to be on the design team for Whoopsi Daisy. Now if you haven't seen these images before, be prepared to fall in love with them because they are the sweetest digis.  The best part is that they come in sheets with four images for a very good price.

    Our challenge to you this month at Whoopsi Daisy is to create a card and pile on the flowers.  I tried something a bit eclectic with this card and after it was finished, I realized I am not particularly happy with the funky floral background paper but I like the rest of the card - live and learn :) 


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

    Cowgirl Up Designs - Flower Power
    Stampin' for the Weekend  - Anything Goes
    Alphabet Challenge - R is for Roses

    Image:  Sheet 52 (Whoopsi Daisy)
    Card Stock:  Recollections
    Paper:  Provo Craft
    Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolor & Koh-I-Noor) with OMS (Taltine)
    Tools & Embellishments:  Eyelet Lace orner & Edge Punches, Doily Lace Edge Punch & Frond Punch (Martha Stewart), Ribbon (Michaels), Flowers (Bridal Supply Store), Pearl Stickers (Recollections), Chalk (Mungyo)