Sunday, October 31, 2010

Creative Inspirations#46

Hello everyone! It's time again for another challenge over at Creative Inspirations and this week Suzi has chosen the theme of Glitter, Glamour, Girlie! This should be an easy one for you so I bet we see a lot of entries. This weeks winner will receive a prize from our monthly sponsor Fantastic Ribbons and a new sponsor to Creative Inspirations, Paper Cupcakes, is offering up two digi images to the winner. What a fantastic prize this week! Now, on to my card...

This beauty here is Tilda blowing bubbles from the fairytale collection. I've been meaning to use her for some time, but she's quite a large stamp and has had me a little stumped. Luckily, this weeks Just Magnolia sketch was perfect for this image!
When I first pulled her out I was thinking Girlie so Pink of course came to mind and this is sooo not pink, lol! I decided to do things a little differently this time around and actually pick out my papers B4 I colored her up...this really saved me a lot of headache...I love to color so I tend to get carried away with it! Anyway, I fell in love with that blue/green paper and this was born.

Here's a close-up. Idk if you can tell, but I've actually stamped her off on some sparkly paper (DCWV pearl shimmer cardstock) so she shines all over...think you can see it best in the upper right hand corner of this pic. This paper was a little difficult to color dark brown didn't blend as well as I'd like in some parts, but I'll keep working on it. I think as long as you stay away from dark colors and don't use too many layers it will be fine and not not nearly as expensive as the cryogen paper that some use.

The flowers are wild orchid which I colored to match. So glad I decided to buy some white ones with my last purchase, that was a very good decision. Well, I think that about does it. Hope you've enjoyed my card today. Make sure to stop by and see what the rest of the DT have come up with. I look forward to seeing your creations! Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!
Just Magnolia: Sketch
Papertake Weekly: Sparkly & Bright
The ABC Challenge: G is for Glitter

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Southern Girls #4

Hello everyone! It's time again for another challenge over at Southern Girls. This week we have a theme and we want to see some Glittery creations! You may have noticed I LOVE my stickles, so this one was tons of fun for me!
This weeks sponsors are Karen Rogers(stampin' up demo) for AUS/NZ and a $10 gift voucher from Shirley's 2 Girls for Int.
On to my card...

I'm feeling a little Christmasy lately...probably cause I'm getting ready to go visit my fam back in MN and the Holiday's are sneaking up on us. I got a bit a of a late start on this card, but lucky for me this little lady was all colored up already so just just had to figure out what i was gonna do for everything else. BELIEVE ME, that is no small task for me. This one did come together relatively quickly, but it took FOR E-V-E-R for the stickles to dry! Thus, I was up til almost 4am this morning working one it! On a happy note I did get to use up some scraps...YAY!!
My card follows the current sketch at MDUC...I wasn't sure about it at first, but really enjoyed it in the end. I got the turn-page flower idea from a card I saw on my teamie Michelle's blog. Her card is gorgeous, you should go check it out(here)!
A close-up of Tilda. Sorry, I don't remember what colors I used for her. She is sitting on a cupcake doily.

Different views of the flowers...

Clear bobbly things from Hobby Lobby
Well, I think that about does it. If I've missed anything and you've got a question please feel free to ask and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. Don't forget to stop by and see what the rest of the DT have made for you! I look forward to seeing your creations!
Have a great day!
Fancy Pants Holly Jolly Papers
Wild Orchid Flowers
Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint
Icicle Stickles
Snowflake buttons(I cut off the protruding hole in the back)
Glimmer mist(EVERYWHERE!!)
MDUC: Sketch

Monday, October 18, 2010

Lexi's Creations#25

Happy Monday Everyone! It's time for another challenge at Lexi's. This week, in celebration of Lexi's Creations upcoming birthday, we want to see your birthday themed cards, projects, etc.
In honour of this special event Fairy Dust Crafts will be sponsoring three prizes:
1st. 2 Fairy Dust rubber stamps
2nd. 3 digi's
3rd. 2 digi's
How fantastic is that! I'm sure you know somone with a birthday coming up!
Here's what I've come up with...

I used one of Lexi's new Aliens called obo. These aliens are just perfect for little boys and I've got three of them so they sure will come in handy! My card follows a sketch from Friday Sketchers and the papers are some really old 3bugs in a rug...I think. This seems a little boring to me so I may add some stickles,idk, one son said I couldn't put sparkle on a boy card the other said I could...what do you think?

Well, I guess that's about it. Make sure you check out what the rest of the DT has come up with. Thanks for stopping by!

Have a great day!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Bizzy Bec's New Store Blog

Bizzy Becs has a new store blog and their challenges are now open worldwide. They are celebrating this change with a DT call and a little candy give away too. So, if you wanna find out more and have a chance at wining this...

Stop by the new blog and check out all the deets!

Creative Inspirations #45

Hello Everyone! It's time again for another challenge at Creative Inspirations. This week we have a theme of Halloween/Fall.
This weeks sponsors:
First we have are very own DT member Jenni she’s giving away 5 digi images to the lucky winner:Here’s bit about our Jenni: Cardmadfairy's Digital Stamps I have loved drawing since I was a child but then during the years when I was working full time and my 3 kids were growing up I hardly put pen or pencil to paper, until quite recently when I was given a set of drawing pencils for Christmas and I rediscovered my almost forgotten love! I decided to draw some images that I could use on my cards and so Cardmadfairy's Creations was born. I mostly enjoy drawing people but will happily try other things too and am definitely always open to new ideas and suggestions.
We also have “Some Odd Girl “ sponsoring us this week too. May I first introduce myself to you: My name is Kim Sonksen and I am the Events Coordinator for the Digital Stamp Manufacturer SOME ODD GIRL. The company is owned by Kristy Dalman, who designs all the images on the site.SOME ODD GIRL currently releases new images at least once a month and offers exclusive monthly freebies on their main site and during their Digi Days on SNR Card Universe and Paper Craft Planet.and they are offering the winner 3 Digi images of your choice from her store
Now, Here's what I came up with...

This adorable image is a Sugar Nellie digi. I got this cutie a while back cause I really wanted to enter a contest over there, but my life just keeps getting in the way...I"ll be so happy when sports are over in a few shorts weeks! Anyway, if you like it you can find it here. I"m also following there really complicated(lots of layers) sketch for their current challenge...wish me luck!! There's supposed to be a sentiment on the left, but I'm gonna put mine on the right when I decide what I'm using it for.
Here's a close up. She is of course colored with copics and i did my first multi-color feather-blending there with the orange and brown...don't think it turned out too bad. I kept the stickles light cause I really just wanted to accent her a bit. The flower is prima and I cute the leaves with my circut in the same patterned paper that's on the bottom.
Sugar Bowl:Sketch
Stampin for the Weekend: Halloween/Fall
Bunny Zoe: Autumn Love

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Commissioned Wedding Card

My first commissioned card! I was soooo afraid it was going to be a let down! I wanted to call and ask her so many questions, do any of you feel that way? I felt though that I needed to be able to figure it out for myself if I'm going try and make a habit of this.
So, here is what I came up with...

I got this adorable LOTV stamp from my dear friend Loz. Thanks again Loz, you are such a sweetheart! Anyway, I didn't have much to go on for this card just that it was to be a traditional wedding and the couple had brown hair. EEEEkkkk! Where to begin!!! I scoured my papers...there are many...then I remembered this stack(g.c.d. Ella Blue) that may be perfect!! I saw this particular paper and fell in love!! However, IMP they're weren't any other papers in the stack that REALLY went with it so I had to work something out! Luckily I had some pewter cardstock that was perfect and I could just layer the one DP, YAY!
Here's a little closer look at the couple. He is colored in copics w:7,5,3,1 then all over that with C1. W was a might too brown and C was just a bit too gray I found this combo perfect!! I out lined her dress in v91 and the flowers were colored with v99,95,93,&91. I used Frosted lace stickles on the back of her dress and around the flowers. I could've blinged it out a bit more, but I liked this one a bit understated...I think it's a nice simply elegant card.
Well that's it for now. I've got more in the works and DT posts coming up in the coming days so check back soon.
Thanks for stopping by! Happy crafting!
Have a great day!
Delightful Challenges: Metal Mania
Paper Sundaes: Change of Season/ Life
Papertake Weekly: Three of Something(used DP 3 times, pearls)
S.S.Stamp & Show: Metal

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Southern Girls #3

It's not my turn for a card this week, but I wanted to let you know about the challenge over at Southern Girls. This weeks challenge is to use 4 layers of patterned paper on your creation.

In some exciting news, we are on the hunt for a GUEST DESIGNER for Challenge # 5 on the 4th November. If you are interested in the position all you have to do is upload your layout, card or OTP project in the usual way (INT after your name if you aren't from Australia or New Zealand) and leave us a comment in the comments section letting us know you are interested

This weeks sponsors are Scrap Box NZ and Meljens(found at whimsy stamps) for Int. Happy crafting, I look forward to seeing your creations!

Have a great day!


Monday, October 4, 2010

Lexi's Creations #24

Good morning everyone! It's time for another challenge over at Lexi's! This week we want to see some SPOOKY creations! Lexi's has some fab new Halloween images that the DT is showcasing for you today and you can find them all here. This week our Sponsor is the fabulous Joanna Sheen The winner will receive a £10 Voucher to spend in her Online Craft Shop.
Here's what I came up with...

Unfortunately I could not get a very good pic of this, but it does say Happy at the top and you can see it much better in person. Think I'll be fining a better photo to put in there, but this is the only one I had on hand. I used Lexi's new Pumpkin Bear image...isn't he a cutie! Her other images are just as fabulous, so please be sure to check them out! Well, that's it for me, stop by Lexi's and see what the rest of the DT has to show you. Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!
Allsorts: Travel/ Holiday
Craftalicious: Harvest Festival/ Autumn
Crazy 4 Challenges: Orange, Green, Yellow, Brown, Black

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Creative Inspirations #44

Hello Everyone! It's time again for another challenge at Creative Inspirations.
This weeks sponsors are:
Due to being in October are regular sponsor Fantastic Ribbons are here giving away to the lucky winner:A Mixed Bag of Christmas Pudding Buttons in Red & Green.
We also have Ellephantastic sponsoring us this week too and the lovely Heather is offering the winner 4 Digi images from her store.You will be spoilt for choice so go take a peek!Heather also runs a challenge blog here.So why not go take a look and join in.

We would like to thank both our sponsors this week for their kind generosity.
This week we have a theme, we would like to see some get well cards. Here's mine..

This is my first get well card and the first time I've used this adorable image(compliments of Loz!). No sketches or anything this time around, I did it all by my lonesome...haven't done that in a while, lol. I originally had some other papers in mind, but they were kind of dark and I thought to myself shouldn't this cheer someone up? So, I searched out and found some brighter colors and it's growing on me. Well, that's it for me today!
Thanks for stopping by and make sure to check out what the rest of the DT has come up with. I look forward to seeing your creations!
Have a great day!