It’s a new challenge day at Red Carpet Studio and I am hosting this week~  My Challenge is based on a movie that I love


In this 1964 beloved musical, pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison) is so sure of his abilities that he takes it upon himself to transform a Cockney working-class girl into someone who can pass for a cultured member of high society. His subject turns out to be the lovely Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn), who agrees to speech lessons to improve her job prospects. Higgins and Eliza clash, then form an unlikely bond — one that is threatened by an aristocratic suitor (Jeremy Brett).

I still have a lot of product left from the American Crafts Dear Lizzy Neapolitan set that I won a long time ago.  I thought that it would be a great set to use for this challenge.  It has all kinds of fun embellishments and paper.  I also really love the colors.  I used a sketch that I found on Pinterest.  It’s from Scrap Paper Scissors!  A great little sketch!


Make sure you stop by the blog and check out the awesome project that the rest of DT has created for you, and to enter to win a great prize from Linnie Blooms 

Tea for Two

It’s a new Poodles Parlour challenge this week and our theme is Tea Party…so anything that you would find at a tea party, mugs, teapots, cakes, sweets etc.  Our own Jacqui is sponsoring this week and all the details can be found on the blog.  Don’t forget to leave some love for the other DT members as well!

Here’s my card this week:

Just using some scraps to put this one together.  I cut the teapot using my cricut and the sentiment is printed out using the computer.  I added some bling and stickles for a little sparkle.  Happy Crafting!

I’ve entered into the following challenges:

By the Cute and Girly: Bright and Bold

Creatalicious Challenges: Anything Goes

Delightful Challenges: Girly Girl

Moving Along with the Times: Sparkle

Ruby’s Rainbow: For the Girls



A Handmade Challenge on Sarah Hurley

It’s a new challenge at Sarah Hurley this week.  Thanks to all of our participants for last week’s summer challenge.  Great job to everyone and the winners are posted on the blog.  This week, Ria has given us the challenge of adding handmade flowers to our projects.  A great challenge to be sure.

I have used the DP and image from Sarah’s new Oz collection which can be found here.  This collection is adorable!  I printed out the clip art version of Glinda rather than doing my own coloring this time.   I cut her out and added some stickles to her wings for a bit of sparkle.  I made my flowers using ribbon rather than paper for this challenge.  I really liked how they turned out and I just added a little pearl to the centre of each one.  I used my new MS punch that I picked up yesterday to add a bit of border to my card.  The sentiment came as part of a swap.  Enjoy and I look forward to seeing your projects this week.

I’ve entered into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations: Dress Up

Fresh Brewed Challenges: Put a little song in your heart (Somewhere over the Rainbow)

The Paper Shelter: Punches and Dies

Scrapalicious: Smile

Crazy Amigo Challenge: Pink

Use it Tuesday: unused punches, dies, cutouts (my new punch)

Cheerful Stamp Pad: things with wings

Paper Sundaes: Girly Girl

Card Making Mamas: Card With/For a child

Craft Your Passion: its magical

Lollipop Crafts: Inspired by a Song (somewhere over the rainbow)

Wee Memories: Free for All

Lovely Lady

Welcome to Monday! It’s challenge day at The Crazy Challenge and this week, we’re looking for all the lovely ladies out there!  I must be on a vintage kick, which for me is surprising, because I never really thought of myself as the vintage type..anyway, here is my card.

The image is downloaded from the internet (I really wish I had a stash of vintage images from a book or something). The music sheet is left over from a Tim Holtz Christmas was printed out onto vellum and then inked and distressed to give it a vintagy feel.  The bling, pearl strand, ribbons and flowers are all from my stash.

Make sure you stop by the Crazy Challenge Blog to check out all the details on this week’s challenge.  We’re being sponsored by Hobbismo and there is a great prize to be won!

I’ve entered into the following challenges:

Aly’s Sunday Challenge: Anything Goes

Allsorts: Card for a Teenager (I’d like to think that there is a teenager out there somewhere that would like this card..LOL )

Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes with something Old…well this whole card is pretty much old stuff

Little Claire’s Designs: flowers

One Stop Craft Challenge: Black/White & 1 other color : mine is red

Simply Create: flower power

Shelley’s Images Blog: 3 layers

Bows & Berries: Anything Goes

A LOVE-ly Color Challenge

Hey everyone! Aif has a lovely challenge this week.  We’re looking to see all your great pink & red combo creations!  Perfect for those Valentine’s day creations you’ve been whipping up in a frenzy!

Our image this week is this gorgeous Wuv you Ella set!

Here is my card this week!

I really like how this one turned out!  Everything you see is from my stash so I couldn’t even begin to tell you where it all came from…LOL

Make sure you check out the challenge blog to upload your cards/projects by Wednesday Feb 9th!  We’re also having a DT call so you don’t want to miss that..the challenge blog has all the deets for you!

I’ve entered this into the following challenges:

The Rubber Cafe: Glitter and Shine

One Crazy Stamper: Pink

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Whateva

Simply Create: Give your heart away

CraftyCatz: Flowers

Mami Doodles: The Magic of Love

Penny’s Paper Crafty: hearts aflutter

Paper Sundaes: Valentine

Craft Your Days Away: Love

Sisterhood of Crafters: anything goes

My Time to Craft: Flourishes (mine’s done with some bling…)

It’s Anything Goes at AIF

Our challenge this week is one of those popular Anything Goes so I hope you will join us!  It’s going to run for 2 weeks so you will have until 11:59 EST on the  26th of January to enter on our challenge blog.  Here is the card I created using the Ballerina set (we had the option of two images), just an every day kinda card.  I like those ones!

The DP is from my scraps and I did a bit of paper piecing for her skirt.  I decided not to use the copics this time and instead just colored with my waterpen and my inks.  I found the little flower charm in a little box and I love the little flower brads.  A little bling and voila!tle bling and voila!


(this card is entered into the following challenges:

4 crafty chicks: show us some metal (my charm)

Kaboodle Doodles: use a digi image

Tip Top Tuesday: anything goes

Stamp Something: anything goes

Ooh La La: Bling it on

Craft Your Days Away: Anything Goes

Stamping Vacation: No Tags

Creative Inspiration: Something New (new digi)

I am a little behind in my ACAD’s as I’ve been trying to get ready for our Cuba trip on Saturday which will put me even further behind.  I have a few done that I will upload later today and the rest will have to catch up when I get back!


For the Bride

Hello everyone! I hope that you’ve all had a fabulous Christmas! Mine was great, moreso because my parents were here from Kamloops to spend Christmas with the family for the first time in 15 years!  It was a whirlwind few days but we were all so happy to have them here!

Well it’s the last challenge for 2010 at AiFactory.  We’ve got a lovely digital set up for grabs this week.  It’s called Ella the flower girl and I just love it!

This week’s theme is ELEGANCE.  So however you want to interpret that into your card.  It could be an elegant wedding card, or birthday card, or thinking of you.

I did a bridal shower card myself.  With my own 5th anniversary next week, I was remembering way back when I was excited to be a new bride and celebrating my wedding.  The excitement of my bridal shower only a few weeks before and how my DH and I have celebrated every anniversary since then with a trip to Cuba! (We leave on the 15th on Jan 😉 )

I found this envelope from a B&W swap that I did on a yahoo group ages ago and so I wanted to start using it.  Thus my card is mainly black and white with just a bit of color. (forgive my thumb..the card front is cut in half so it doesn’t sit properly like a normal card)

The black paper on the inside of the card is actually floral embossed altho it’s hard to tell.  I used some stickles on her dress for some glimmer and some $$ store pearls.  The flowers came from the stash swap and I added some stickles to the brad.  I distressed the edges of the DP and added a bit of ink here and there on some edges.  I cut the image out using my Spellbinders.  I also added a border punch to imitate some lacy edging..

I hope you will join in our challenge this week.  You have until 11:59EST on Wednesday January 5 to upload your card using the link on the challenge blog!  If you are uploading from an online gallery please us AIF061 so we can find your card.  Also if you upload your card to our online community gallery, you can win a $10 GC to our store!  Speaking of our store, we have some great images that you can use for this challenge in there as well as some freebies so make sure you check it out!


I wish you all the best for 2011 and I hope you will continue to enjoy my cards and projects.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:

Incy Wincy Designs: Distressing

The Crazy Challenge: Punch it

Crafty Emma: Anything Goes

Digital Tuesday: Anything Goes

Bunny Zoe: Sparkle and Shine

Studio 313: Sparkle and Bling

StampFairy: Let’s Celebrate (I hope this qualifies as it’s celebrating a bride to be)

My Time to Craft: Brand Spanking New (how about a new bride??? )

SimonSaysStamp: Time to Celebrate

Creative Challenges: Anything Goes

The Corrosive Challenge: Bring on the Bling

Gingerloft: Distressing

Aly’s Sunday Sketch: Anything Goes

Allsorts: Anything Goes

Sweet Paper Treats: Anything Goes

Crafty Ann’s: Anything Goes

For Fun Challenges: Anything Goes

Aud Sentiments: Anything Goes

Craft Your Days Away: Anything Goes

Sew Many Challenges: Anything Goes

Delicious Doodles: Purple Reigns

One Stitch at a Time: Anything Goes

Creative Friday: Anything Goes

Beary Sweet Challenges: Pearls or Gems

Crazy Catz: Your Choice

Crafts and Me: Anything Goes

Totally Gorjuss: For someone Special (my old roommate Heather)

Tip Top Tuesday: Get Embellishing





It’s an AiFactory Challenge

Hey everyone! AiFactory is starting the fall term with a new Design Team and a new Challenge.  In case you didn’t know, I am the new DT lead for AiFactory and am extremely chuffed about it. 🙂  So this week our theme is back to school!  We got to use these really cute images

So here is the card that I made

The DP was from a stack pack that I had bought eons ago, and the ribbon from a swap.  I cut the apple and the crayons out using my cricut A Child’s Year cartridge!  Basic colorings with the copics.  I hope you like it and I hope you will play along at AiFactory as well.  Just pop over to the challenge blog and upload your entry using the linky. You have until Wednesday September 15 12:00EST to get in to win this week’s images.  If you use some AiF images awesome but you don’t have to ..but make sure you check out the freebie section!  You also don’t want to miss checking out the awesome creations by our DT








I look forward to seeing your entries.  Happy scrapping everyone!

I’ve entered this card into the following challenges:

Creative Card Crew: Back to School

Meljens: Back to School

The Pink Elephant: Back to School

Fussy and Fancy: Back to School

Incy Wincy Designs: Celebrate (what mom doesn’t celebrate BTS!)

365 Cards: Tools and Techniques: my fave tool is my cricut and technique for dimension is popdots!

Tuesday Throwdown: Celebrating Fall

Crafty Bee’s: Anything goes!

Rockin and a Rollin with AiFactory

Amazing how Thursdays just creep up on you isn’t it, but it’s a good thing because that means it’s only one more day until the weekend!  This week’s challenge is Shape it Up..we want to see a card or project that isn’t in the traditional square/rectangle shape.  Hearts, circles, stars, birdhouses..whatever you can come up with, we want to see it.  The DT is featuring this cute little set called Future Rock Star! Love her!  As always with the challenge, we would love for you to use an AiFactory image but if you dont’ have any, so not a problem.  Check out our freebie section and pick one up.  You have to upload your project to the AiFactory Blog by Wednesday June 30 10:30pm EST to be eligible to win this set and a chance to be a guest designer with us.  If you are uploading to an online gallery make sure that you label your card/project with AiF#41 so we can find it easily.

Here is my card this week…I chose to do a circle shape.  I cut it out with my Wild Card Cartridge at 5.5″.  It’s kind of hard to tell but I printed out the stars, colored them with my copics and then added a few layers of UTEE to make them a little thicker and to stand out a bit more.  I printed the sentiment on the computer using one of the 100’s of fonts that I found for free on the internet. Using my Cuttlebug and Nestabilities, I cut her out, colored with Copics and then inked her up.  I just fed the ribbon through the scallop holes.  I hope you like the card and I hope that you will participate in this week’s challenge.  I can’t wait to see what you do!

Image: AiFactory, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Wild Card Cricut Cartridge,Nestablities, UTEE, Copic Markers, BG patterned paper, Stash Ribbon, internet font for sentiment

Don’t forget to stop by the other DT blogs for some awesome inspiration this week!





and Guest Designer Melanie


Also, don’t forget to stop by the Kiki-Art blog and check out my monthly post this week for a fun altered project!
This week, you’ll find this card entered into the following challenges:
Lexi’s Creations: something old (paper, ribbon, UTEE)
Practical Scrappers: flowers (in the PP)
The ABC Challenge: x is for X-tra dimension (my UTEE stars)
Crafty Creations Challenges: shine (let’s hear it for UTEE stars)
Totally Gorjuss: Sugar and Spice (what could be more than a girly rocker??)
Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Ramblings: ribbon border (see that green thing around the edge 😉 )
Meljen’s Designs: Fiber, Ribbon, Lace
Bee Crafty: Pink and Girly
Treehouse Stamps: Color challenge
Sentimental Sundays: Your favorite Sentiment (I love birthday sentiments, beyond the basic Happy Birthday!)
PaperCutzChallenge: Circles, stars or squares (2 outta 3 aint bad;) )
KAH-Wink-E-Dink: Anything Goes

New Cards

I had to make some cards for a swap in my Just Cards and my Crazy Card Makers groups on Yahoo. 

The theme for the first one was fantasy, so some kind of fantasy creature..I chose a dragon digital that I had found and colored it with my copics.  I also used some of my older K & Company paper that I have had forever (I’m trying to use up old stock)


Next theme was just a spring card, remember, I’m still learning how to use my Copics.  I didn’t at the time have the right color for faces but I tried the best I could.


and finally the theme was  an ‘X’ I chose ‘xoxoxo’