Cutest Critters

I loved this week’s challenge for the Lollipop Challenge Blog…it’s a Critter Challenge…we want to see your cutest little critter! Our sponsor this week is Meljen’s  Design’s who will be giving 4 images to the winner! I love love her stuff as you well know! So make sure you get in on the challenge this week.  Head over to our challenge blog for all the deets and to check out the fabulous DT inspiration pieces we have!

Here is my cute critter for you this week

I mean really?? How cute is this! I colored the image with my copics and added a bit of chalking.  I used my nesties to help frame it and my mini alphas for the sentiment.  The DP is from my stash and the little pill bottle is cut from my cricut…Enjoy!

entered into the following challenges:

Stamp Something: Use a digi

Paper Sundaes: Stripes

Charizma Cards: 4 Legged Friends

Meljen Designs: Ur such an Animal

Dutch Dare: Who’s Who in the Zoo

The Paper Variety: Green

Sassy Studios: Green

Digis with Attitude: Anything Goes

Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes

ECP: Green

AiFactory is In the Kitchen

Hey’s challenge day at AIF and this week it’s all about the kitchen…we would like to see your food creations entered into our challenge here on the blog.  You will have until 11:59 EST on Wednesday Feb 23rd to upload..and don’t forget about the freebies you can find in our store here…if you use our images you get an extra ballot to win the challenge

This week we’re playing with this cute kitchen set

Here’s what I whipped up

I hope you like it. The DP is Kaiser and the ribbon is from SavvynSassy.  The alphas are Glitz.  Enjoy.

I’ve entered into the following challenges:

Digi Doodle: Anything goes

Dutch Dare: Sparkle, Bling Glitter

Lothian Crafts: Pastel Colors

Charizma Cards: Spring has sprung..nice springy colors

Sassy Studios: Use a Punch

Stamp it Crazy: Free for All



Lots of Love

That is our theme for this week’s challenge on the Crazy Challenge.  I’m sure many of you are still doing Valentines so this is a perfect challenge for you.  You can find the deets here.

Now I loved those Vintage Valentine tags that I was doing and posted about yesterday, that I decided to incorporate one into a card for this challenge.  The valentine part is the same as the rest in that it is cut with the cricut, heat embossed with a script stamp altho it’s hard to see on this one, and then the cliparts are distressed and given that vintage feel.  The embellies are just lots of little bits from my stash.  I adhered it to a simple Kraft cardstock and then I added some glimmer mist to the bast to vintage it up a bit.  I also added some bling and ribbon to the base as well. Enjoy and don’t forget to enter our challenge by clicking the link above.  You have a chance to win some fun images from Hobbismo!

This card is entered into the following challenges:

Stamping Vacation: Romantic

CRAFT Challenge: in the roll of a die

Stamping Vacation: Pick 3 I have heart, lace and the word love

ECP: Love

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Hearts (my stamp is a background script stamp on the heart)

Crafty Cardmakers: hearts

Kaboodle Doodles: Ribbon

Incy Wincy Designs: Love

Wild Orchid: Love is

Whoopsie Daisy: Give us your heart


Vintage Valentine

Hi everyone!  It’s a new Tag challenge over at Challenge Masters, and this month it’s all about the love, romance and Valentine’s Day.  I had to make some tags for the Kinderstampo Tag Swap and so I thought that I would incorporate both challenges into this…

I am really loving how these turned out.  I love the vintage look but am not the best at re-creating it.  However, once I got started, I couldn’t stop and ended up making 12 of them…here are just a couple of samples.

For these, I just cut the heart shape out using my Cricut.  I then heat embossed it with an  old french script writing background stamp that I had..after that it was glimmer mist time.  I printed off some vintage sheet music from the internet, which I then distressed and ink with Tim Holtz inks for that vintage feel.  The cliparts are from the internet as well.  Just some free site I found by googling.  The rest are just bits and bobs that I had lying around in my stash, pearls, bling,  little fabric flowers, flowers that I bought from the wedding section at Walmart and then just inked and glimmer misted to give a vintage feel to.  I really love how they turned out!  If you decide to make some, please enter my challenge at Challenge Masters so that I can see them!  Click here to sign up to the free forum…

I entered these into the following challenges…

Aly’s Sunday Challenge: Bling bling…( it’s not overly flashy but it’s a quiet flashy..LOL)

Crafty Ho’s : Love

Crafty Pad: Love is in the Air

Creative Cowgirls: Love is in the Air

Gingerloft: the color red

I did it Creations: Love is in the Air

Sentimental Sundays: Valentines Day & Sentiment (my second one has a sentiment)

Allsorts: Love Love Love

Crafty Calendar Challenge: Love

Crafty Emma: Red & Romance

Ellephantastic: Love & Distressed

Little Claire’s Challenge: Anything Goes

Really Reasonable Ribbon: Pink, Red, White & Ribbon

Secret Crafter: Valentine

Card Makin Mamas: Valentine

Prairie Fairy: For a Sweetheart

Mami Doodles: The Magic of Love

Raise the Bar: Hearts

Simply Create: Give your Heart Away

Stampin for the Weekend: Valentine’s Day

Tellen’s Place: Hearts

Crafty Purple Frog: Valentine’s Day/Love

Delightful Challenges: Come fly with me (things that have wings) my cupids do 😉

Do You Stack Up: Red Hot

Guylou’s Inimitablitiy: I heart you

Moving along with the Times: Red

paper crafting journey: love is in the air

Penny’s Paper Craft: Hearts Aflutter

Flourishes: Valentines

Oldie but a goodie: No digis & mystical beings (cupids aren’t real are they???)

Papertake Weekly: Anything goes & flowers

If the Shoe Fits: Get your Pink on

challenge up your life: script in the background

AIF: red/pink



Tis the Season

Hey there! Sorry I’m posting the AIF challenge late today.  I had to work last nite and by the time I was done and putting up the post on the challenge blog I was totally knackered!  On to this week’s challenge!

The theme this week is Holiday/Christmas!  I know a lot of you are still full tilt making holiday cards so this is the perfect challenge!  All projects need to be uploaded to the challenge blog by 11:59 EST on Wednesday December 15th to be entered to win this week’s images!  If you are uploading from an online gallery please use AIF060 so we can find your card.  As always, you don’t have to use one of our images to win, but we would love it if you did, and you also get double entries.  So make sure you check out the store for some great digi’s to choose from and some freebies as well

There’s also an added bonus this week…we have another new set in the store called Holiday Celebrations and you can win it free! All you have to do is enter this week’s challenge and post a little something on your blog about the new set with a link back to our store

This is what the Holiday Celebrations set looks like

How cute is that!  So make sure you enter to win…there will be a random winner at the end of the challenge.

Now onto my card….The DT is working with the Holiday Bird digital set this week and mine is called Holiday Bird in Wreath.  A lovely little image

So this is mine:

I used to DP that was sent to me in a Christmas swap.  The image was colored with my Copics and then inked.  I added some stickles for sparkle.  The red c/s is embossed with the CB Christmas ornaments folder.  I added some glittery alphas and a snowflake and star button with just a bit of twine to finish it off.  I hope you enjoy the card.

I’ve entered it into the following challenges

Creative Belli Blog: Christmas Embellies/Paper

Freshly Brewed Challenge: Sparkle & Shine

Challenge Up Your Life: Christmas/Advent

Stampin Royalty: winter holidays

Marks Finest Papers: red & green

Delicious Doodles: use a digi

Card Makin Mamas: Anything Goes

The Paper Players: Christmas

The Crafty Pad: anything goes

Craft Your Passion: anything goes

Daisy Doodles: Festive Colors

Fairy Knoll: Glitter

Crafty Ho’s : any religious holiday

Iris’ Spot: Holidays/Winter

2 Sisters: Sparkly Christmas

Short O Mania: Christmas

Spoonful of Sugar: christmas

Creative Card Crew: anything goes

The Secret Crafter: Christmas

The Stampman: Any 3 Colors & Christmas

Little Red Wagon: use a diecut

Let’s Craft & Create: Christmas

Penny’s Challenges: Christmas

Creative Cowgirl’s Challenge: Anything Goes

The Cuttlebug Spot: Christmas




It’s beginning to look a lot like WINTER

It’s a wintery challenge at AIF this week as well as the introduction of the new DT!  I am very excited to be working with some old friends and new faces!  It’s one of our biggest teams yet so lots of great inspiration for you each week.  We also have a fantastic guest designer as well so you don’t want to miss it!

This week it’s all about the cold and winter!  We want to see those snowy, icy, cool cards and projects.  You have until 11:59EST on Wednesday December 8th to enter on the challenge blog. Don’t forget if you are uploading from an online gallery use AIF059 as a code so we can leave you the love 🙂  While you’re there, check out the store and some of our freebies as well.  Every time you use one of our images you get a double entry to win!

Here is my card for this week using the Alicia Skater digi.  There is also the Ivan as well and both are up for grabs as a prize this week.

For something different, I decided to cut out the shape using my A Child’s Year cricut cartridge.  The DP was sent to me in a Christmas swap along with the pink/blue ribbon and the blue grosgrain polka dot was from my stash.  I added a couple buttons and bows and some $$ store alphas which I went over with some blue stickles.  I cut out the image using my spellbinders and then chalked it and added some more stickles for some glittery fun.  The snow flakes were a die cut which I then added some pink glitter to.  The image was colored with my Copics of course.  I hope you like it.

I’ve entered this card into the following challenges:

My Grafico: anything goes

Fairy Fun Fridays: buttons and bows

Mark’s Finest Papers: add a bow

Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog: buttons and bows

Crafts and Me Challenges: snowflakes

Hodge Podge Shop: anything goes

Creative Cottage Challenge: untraditional Christmas colors

Paper Cutz Challenge: anything goes

One Stitch at A Time: Bling it up (mine is with glitter)

Stampavie and More: snow

2 Sisters Challenge blog: non traditional christmas colors

Karber Weekly Challenge: Sparkle

Little Paper Shop: Let’s Get Funky

There’s Magic in the Air: Anything Goes

Woodware USA: Anything Goes

Ohh La La Creations: Christmas Song (Let it Snow)

Creative Belli Blog: R embellies (ribbon, red

Paper Playtime: Christmas Carol inspired (Let it Snow)

Stamp it Crazy: Christmas