An Autumn Thank you -UIT Challenge #41

Happy Tuesday everyone!  It was Thanksgiving over here in Canada on Monday so it was a busy weekend for my family as I had 2 dinners to attend as well as my youngest brother’s wedding on Saturday.  This whole weekend seems like a big party! LOL

For many of us, autumn is well and truly here.  So, we have a great challenge for you at Use it Tuesday this week.  We are falling into fall and would love to see your Fall Creations!  It can be anything that fall inspires you with, the rich colors, the celebrations, the activities….all we ask is that you use your hoarded supplies to create with and let us know what they are when you post.

Here is my card for you today.


I’m sure you recognize the paper from another card I did. This MME paper is great for fall projects, lots of rich colors.  I used some more of the American Crafts pumpkin ribbon.  The leaves were cut out using my little leaf punches and then the pumpkins and gate were from a die cut swap I did ages ago.  The sentiment is from a Stampin up set that has a matching punch.  I’ve used the punch before but not the stamp set so really loving paring the two together.

I just love the autumn feel of this card! 🙂

Please stop by the blog to see the rest of the inspiration the girls have for you this week and to enter our challenge! We can’t wait to see what you create!


Entered into these challenges:

Fashionable Stamping challenges: Shades of Autumn/Fall

Joanna Sheen Challenges: Down in the garden (pumpkins are found there ;))

Scrappy Frogs: Fall/Halloween

CraftyMess Challenge blog: anything goes

My Sheri Crafts: It’s picking time (use pumpkins or apples)





Embellish It

Happy Monday all! It’s a new challenge day at Lollipop Crafts, this week being sponsored by

Inked Treasures!

Our challenge for you this week is to EMBELLISH IT! Use 3 embellishments on your projects.  Easy Peasy..who doesn’t love to embellie!!!

Here is my card for today

For my embellishments I chose ribbon, bling and brads.  I also have a rub on there that says Happy Birthday!  A simple birthday card using some scraps.

Make sure you stop by the Lollipop blog to see the great inspiration my team has for you this week and to play along!


A masculine challenge

over at Lollipop Crafts this week.  I love doing masculine cards, probably because I never seem to get to do them enough.  Our sponsor this week is Digital Delights by Louby LouMake sure you stop by the Challenge blog for all the details and to link up your project this week.


here is my card for you this week.

I colored the image with Copics and the paper was all sent to me as part of a swap of stash on PaperCraftPlanet…love that idea.  I used my MS border punches and also added some brads.  The stars were sent to me in a monthly swap on PCP.  The stamped sentiment was in a rubber stamp swap from Swap-bot… you see a theme here..LOL I do a lot of swaps…anyone else wanna swap with me! LOL

I hope you like it!



It’s Magical

Hi everyone! I hope you had a great weekend!  It’s Monday so I have another challenge for you as the Guest Designer over at Craft Your PassionThis week the theme is ‘It’s Magical’.  So we would like to see your creations of magical things, fairies, dragons, cupids, angels, anything that has a magical aspect to it!  All of the challenge details, including the link for your project and prize information can be found here.

For my card, I was given an image from CocoDingo.

The image is colored with Copics and I added a bit of stickles to the wings for some texture and sparkle.  the DP is from my stash and I added a bit of paper punching to it.  The rikrak is SavvynSassy.  The jute is from the $$ store and the button I received as part of a swap.  I finished the sentiment with some tiny type letters.  I hope you like this and don’t forget to enter your own card/project into the CYP challenge.

I’ve entered this into the following challenges:

Catered Crop: I used Copics, Paper Piercing, digital stamp, color (blue brown & green)

Come & Get it Color Challenge: Green, Brown & Blue

Here Come the Boys: Myth & Magic

Sentimental Sundays: Father’s Day or Masculine

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Dad’s or Grads

Crazy For Challenges: Masculine

Little Claires: Cards for Men

Secret Crafter: a Male Card

Fussy and Fancy: Man Cards

Mami Doodles: Card for a Man/Boy

Wags N Whiskers: One for the boys

CES challenge: Inspired by a Movie (The Guitar starring Saffron Burrows(2008)

Craft Us Crazy: Father’s Day or Masculine



Just add Flowers

That’s our theme this week for the Crazy Challenge! Flowers are everywhere, DP, embellishments, brads, etc so this should be a really easy challenge. Make sure you check out all the details as well as the Design Team inspiration pieces for you this week here.

And here’s my card for this week’s challenge.

I’ve had this image FOREVER so I finally decided to use it. I just colored with my copics, added some DP from my stash and a border I cut out using one of my fun punches. The big flower was from Walmart in the wedding section and I just spritzed it with a little glimmer mist. The smaller ones just from my stash. A few brads and a bit of bling and we are done! I hope you like it.

Entered into the following Challenges:

Corrosive Challenge: Pastel Colors

Crafty Pad: Flowers

I Did It Creations: Anything Goes

Paper Sundaes: Spring Blossoms

Allsorts: Blooming Blossoms

Crafty Calendar Challenge: April Showers Bring May Flowers

Frosted Designs: Bling

Sparkles Challenge: Spring

Creative Stamp Friends: Swirls (My bling in the flowers is a swirl)

Tuesday Throwdown: Florals

Embossing with Sarah Hurley

It’s a new challenge at Sarah Hurley this week, and we are excited because we are lucky enough to be sponsored by Handy Hippo! Handy Hippo is a friendly online craft supplies shop with a great range of rubber stamps and other card making goodies – including plenty of embossing folders and dies for the Cuttlebug. Their website has lots of information on crafting techniques, plus a great selection of free card project ideas to suit crafters of all abilities so please pop over and visit them!
They chose a theme of Embossing this week and have given us some embossing folders as a prize! There will be 3 for the winner and one each for 2nd and 3rd place. You can see them on their website here

Here is my card for this week’s challenge

I used some of Sarah’s digital papers for the balloons (which can be found in the store here.  I embossed the balloons using the Houndstooth Cuttlebug folder and then raised a few of them with pop dots.  I added some thick twine to use as strings and then tied it with the red twine.  A simple sentiment from Sarah’s store and the card is finished.  The edge embossing was done with my Scor-Buddy.  Just a nice touch I think.  I hope you enjoy this card and don’t forget to head over to the challenge blog to play along for that great prize this week from Handy Hippo!


This card is entered into the following challenges:

Amber’s Crafts & Stuff: Anything goes

Freshly Brewed: spots and dots

Cuttlebug Spot: embossing & embellish with twine

The Shabby Tea Room: Birthday (BTW..check out their blog and enter this challenge, they are giving away fabulous prizes!)

Paper Sundaes: Keep it Simple


Thursday Goings on

Well a few things to tell you today…


It’s a new challenge over at AIF.  I don’t have a card for you today…I’ve been really busy this week with work and with Riley that I haven’t had a chance.  I hope to get one done this weekend.  It’s a Valentine’s Day/Love theme so for those of you still making Valentine cards, it’s right up your alley…

Make sure you check out the challenge blog for all the deets and…there’s a freebie there for you as well.


Also head on over to the Lollipop Crafts site and check out the Sponsor Spotlight, which this week is Meljen’s her work and she has a bunch of freebies that you just have to pick up..they are adorable!!!

Here is the card that I created for the spotlight..I just love this guy..remember you saw him a couple of days ago on my tag

I just made this card with some scraps, a border punch and some buttons.  The sentiment is Create with TLC.. colored with copics and some chalk to highlight.


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



Happy Birthday! It’s a Crazy Celebration

We’re celebrating our birthday over on the Crazy Challenge and we want you to join us!  Thank you to everyone who has joined in our challenges for the last year!  We enjoy bringing them to you and hope you will continue to play with us.  This week we have 4 sponsors! So that means you have 4 chances to win some great digi images so make sure you play with us.

Here are the cards that I created to help celebrate this week.

This was created using the cupcake digi image from AiFactory which can be found here. The paper and embellishments are from a birthday pack with Hot Off the Press which I have had forever.  I just love the colors of this!  I added some stickles to the cupcake to give it some fun sparkle and dimension.

I also made this one

The digi image is from The Stamping Boutique.  I colored it with my copics and did some shading with my chalks.  A bit of distressing and some ribbon from my favorite place savvynsassy.  The celebrate stamp is from Stampin Up.

I hope that you will stop by and play with us!


Best Friends

Good Morning everyone! And Happy Thanksgiving to those of you celebrating today!  It’s a new challenge over at AIF today and we have the cutest image to work with.  It’s from the Best Friends Series that is new in the store!

Here it is:

And here is my card for this week. 

I don’t usually do a card this size but I had found a base and thought that it would be fun.  I just added a little bit of friend DP that I had in my stash as well as some ribbon and twine.  The paper flower was one that I had done at a crop last month and had a few of them pre-done ready for projects.  Finished off with a little bling and a little inking around the image which was colored with my copics.  I am still learning how to use those and need a bit more practice.

Don’t forget to enter into the AIF challenge this week with your friendship cards.  That’s this week’s theme.  It can be anything about friendship as you define it…between pets, people, people & pets, sentiments whatever!  So head over to the challenge blog and enter!  You have until 11:59EST on Wednesday December 2 to upload.  If you are doing so from an online gallery please put AIF058 as a tag so we can find your project!  Make sure you also check out our freebie section to find some great images to use!

Today is also the last day to enter for the AIF DT call!  Remember you don’t have to have any previous DT experience..just love working with digital images and have a blog to share your creations with others.  Check out the challenge blog for more details!

I have entered this card into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly: Cut it out use a punch or diecut (my image is die cutted)

Crafty Purple Frog: flowers

Creative Cowgirl Challenge: Anything Goes

Spoonful of Sugar: Anything Goes

Creative Belli Blog: R embellies (I have ribbon)

Fab N Funky Challenges: Go with the Flow

Crazy For Challenges: Circles

Mark’s Finest Papers: Add a Circle

Hodge Podge Challenge: Anything Goes