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Friday, October 29, 2010

New Challenge Blog Coming Soon !!!



hey... have you heard... There's a new challenge blog starting up...
Ladybug Crafts Ink (Totally Ladybug Tuesday challenge)
Start date is November 2....
Be sure and check out their DT individual blog sites..
They are SUPER CREATIVE ladies...


Creative Inspirations and Charisma Cardz challenges

This week at Charisma Cardz the challenge was (Match Master). We were to create a matching card and something else.. ie, envelope, box, etc. I decided to to make a card and bookmark for my DD because she LOVES to read.. The challenge at Creative Inspirations was to use (Brown, Sage and Cream). This Tilda has become one of my fav's because she just looks sooooo dreamy... hope she likes it...


Cute Card Thursday, Simon Says, Creative Card Crew and 7 Kids challenge

I made a birthday card for a dear friend which I'm entering into these challenges:
Cute Card Thursday 136 (So Transparent), the window is cut out and clear plastic covers it, the cake is actually on the inside of the card,
Simon Says (Punch Em') stars are punched along with the rectangle on the card front..
the Creative Card Crew (Let's Punch It) the stars are punched along with the rectangle
and 7 Kids College Fund #7 (Birthdays!) well the theme of the card...









Thursday, October 28, 2010

House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge

I had this cute stamp from the cricut board (MCPT) and decided to combine it with my house mouse stamp to create a fun Halloween card for my neighbor.. She LOVES haunted houses...
I'm also entering this into the House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge. This week was a Halloween challenge..

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Penny Black Saturday challenge

This week at Penny Black Saturday challenge, the challenge was SPOOKY NIGHTS. I decided to use Halloween Web and Dancing Witch... This card is going to one of my online buddies...
Spooky Halloween All !!

Totally Tilda, Just Magnolia & Friday Sketchers challenge

I'm submitting this birthday card (for my MIL) to the Totally Tilda (Pink & Pearls), Just Magnolia (Think Pink) challenges. And I used the sketch challenge from Friday Sketchers for the layout. Hope she likes it..

Monday, October 25, 2010

Caring Hearts Card Drive, Speedy the Cat Friends, Simon Says & Sketchy Colors challenge

I'm not sure if you've heard about this, there is a holiday card drive going on until November 15 called Caring Hearts Card Drive. This card drive is being organized by Vera of Ling's Design Studio to send cards to elder homes for Thanksgiving & Christmas. The main site is here. In addition Simon Says challenge this week is to create a Thanksgiving card to send to Vera. And the colors this week at Sketchy Colors worked out perfectly. The colors for this week are Black, Orange & Green. Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week was to include a die cut or punch.. I've used a punch for the fall leaves. You know how we all LOVE to create cards.. How about sending to someone who would really appreciate it.. Please consider joining in the effort.. Here is one of the cards I'm sending.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

A Spoon Full of Sugar, Caardvarks, Color Throwdown challenge

Sometimes a card just comes together easily for me.. (few and far between I'll be the first to admit..) This one started with coloring the image.. I just love this Hedgie Halloween stamp.. The colors worked really good with the Halloween Colors challenge from Color Throwdown.. A Spoonful Of Sugar challenge was to use Halloween theme.. and Caardvarks challenge was to decorate inside and out..
then I wanted something unusual in the corners.. so I had the bat pieces left over from last year..
the mat was cut with my cricut..



inside of easel card:

Friday, October 22, 2010

Magnolia Stamp Lovers & Stampin' Royalty challenge

I needed a birthday card for my daughters close friend.. and I just love this tilda with lollipop.. I added glimmer mist on all the colors and even glimmer misted the sheer sparkly ribbon.. then I added some Stickles and even stuck the skittles on with glitter glue.. the pic just does not do the card justice.. It sparkles so much.. I sure hope my DD's friend will love it.. I'm entering this into the Magnolia Stamp Lovers (MSL) challenge this week which just happens to be:
SPARKLING
& into the challenge at Stampin Royalty. this week their challenge is Ribbons..



Penny Black Saturday challenge

I've been wanting to play along with the Penny Black Saturday challenge for some time. I adore all their cute stamps. I've had this snowman (Warm & Cold) in my stash for a while and finally broke him out.. The challenge this week was a sketch and use one of the Penny Black stamps.


Wild Orchid & Cute Card Thursday challenge

I wanted to make a birthday card for my dear friend.. She is also a lover of cupcake stamps. Since the challenge this week at Wild Orchid was use pastels, that set my color scheme. And I used the sketch challenge from Cute Card Thursday.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sketchy Colors, Anything Goes, Creative Inspirations, Totally Tilda Challenges

For this Halloween card I used the sketch from Sketchy Colors challenge, the Black & White color scheme from Anything Goes challenge, Spooky theme from Creative Inspirations challenge and Halloween theme from Totally Tilda, and of course I added a Tilda...

Magnolia-licious, Bunny Zoe's Crafts, Papertake Weekly Challenges

I used the sketch from Papertake Weekly challenge, the Autumn Love theme from Bunny Zoe's Crafts challenge & the Cooking idea from Magnolia-licious Highlites challenge. And of course I included a Tilda and sugar bag...



inside of card includes a not so typical recipe for the Magnolia-licious challenge:

7 Kids College Fund, ABC Challenge, Marks Finest Papers, Charisma Cardz & Just Magnolia Sketch, Totally Tilda Challenges

this week at 7 Kids College Fund the challenge was to use one of the stamps they carry in the store (Inkadinkado's dots flourishes) and use flowers and layers.. At Marks Finest Papers the challenge was to use stitching. At Charisma Cardz the challenge was to go vintage. I used the sketch from Just Magnolia to complete the card.. Totally Tilda challenge was to use Traditional Red & Green Christmas. And this week at ABC Challenge we needed to use flowers. The tilda is one of the stamps I've been saving for Christmas cards...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Happy Birthday Papertake

Papertake is having a B'day...
And turning 3 !!! Congrats..
and they are having a WONDERFUL challenge this week.. pick one of our favorite challenges from the past three years... How Fun !! Go and join em for some fantastic blog birthday candy.
I chose one from way back, Monday October 1, 2007, called Swirly Doodles..
here is my take on the challenge.. I used a swirl pattern paper.

Sketchy Colors Challenge

Sketchy Colors has a new challenge.. Its a sketch by Lena Katrine.
Here is my take on the challenge.. I made a softbackground and used a tilda and SU Tree.


7 Kids College Fund & Color Throwdown Challenges

I made this card for the 7 Kids College Fund (Sketch and Double Up) and Color Throwdown (#113) Challenges... The two stamps from 7 Kids are a Magnolia (of course) and the Double Scroll by Rhonna Farrer. I stamped a very light pattern scroll behind the Magnolia Witch.




Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Magnolia-licious Sketch Project


October 2010 Magnolia-licious Sketch Project

Its time for the new sketch challenge over at Magnolia-licious blog..
here is my entry for the challenge which is a fall theme using paper bags..
I stamped then cut out fall leaves to use as the background out of the paper bags..
hope you like it..


Christmas Has Come Early Challenge

Christmas Has Come Early Challenge @ Anything Goes Challenge blog..
here is my card for the challenge..
I used liquid applique for the 3D snow..

Just Magnolia, A Spoon Full of Sugar, Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenges




hi all..
Just a cute fall card for a special friend.. I'm entering this card in the challenges at Just Magnolia (anything goes), A Spoon Full of Sugar (sparkle & shine) and Bunny Zoe's Crafts (sketch) hope you like it...

Cute Card Thursday & Wild Orchid


hey there.. I created this card for the Cute Card Thursday challenge. This week we were to reference a clock or time.. and for the Wild Orchid challenge which was to have stitching, either real or faux.. I used faux stitiching around the label. I created this easel card for a male friends birthday... the stamp was a digital freebie from the fab Penny Duncan.. Its called PDC Time Passes.. Enjoy