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World Card Making Day!

So this is the first time in a long time where I am able to participate in World Card Making Day!  I am going to be surfing around blog land trying to find challenges to do!

Kraftin Kimmie Stamps has a weekly challenge to help celebrate…it’s holidays! Create a card for any holiday and bonus if you use their sketch of the month (which I did of course!)



So I decided to do a Halloween card!


Zelda the Zombie!

I have a lot of Halloween supplies but don’t do near enough layouts or cards with them!  I used the KKS stamp Zelda Zombie for mine…the paper and embellishments I don’t know the manufacturer for as I just have bits and bobs in my folder!  The die cut is Taylored Expressions though!  It’s a fun little die and this is the first time I’ve used it!  Crazy!

I colored with my copics of course!  I’m still learning coloring so pardon the not so smooth look!  LOL

I hope you like it and I hope you are playing along with challenges today!

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My Pumpkin

Sunday!  The start of another week.  We’ve been busy over here, as I am getting ready for my craft fairs coming up next month.

Have you stopped by the Red Carpet Studio blog today?  You will see we have a new challenge up!

Our theme this week is drawing inspiration from The Haunted Mansion!

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We are wanting to see your Hallowe’en themed projects this week.  Here is a layout I created about my little munchkin in his very first Hallowe’en costume.  I loved this costume.  I thought it was just adorable on him.




Most of this was created from just bits and bobs out of my stash.  I don’t make a lot of Hallowe’en projects so I tend to have a lot of left over paper.  The jack o’lanterns are just some dollar store stickers I had and the pumpkin in the corner is made from my cuttlebug die.  Some thickers finish it off.  Thanks so much for stopping by and don’t forget to drop by the blog.


Halloween Treats!


Hi there!

It’s a new challenge day at Lollipop Crafts!  My team is hosting the new challenge and we are highlighting Halloween treats–projects that are not cards…you should check out the blog because the team have some great projects to share this week.

So my son is in preschool this year for the first time and I am so excited because I get to make all kinds of fun things for his class.  Case in point are these cute little sour cream boxes that I learned about at last month’s Stampin Up workshop.  They are ubereasy to make and it took me about 20 mins to do all 12 for his class.  I just used some random papers from my halloween stash and then a bit of cord and whatever halloween stamps I had on hand.  Inside each container is a Tootsie Roll (the fun thick ones for Halloween 🙂 )

I hope you like them and please stop by our blog and join in the challenge this week.


Entered into these challenges:

Amusing Challenges: anything goes

Challenges for Everybody: anything goes

QuirkyCrafts: Anything but a card with autumn colors

Scrappy Frogs: Halloween/Fall

Squirrel and Fox: use a ribbon

2 Sisters: Halloween or Fall colors

Crafty Mess challenge: halloween

My time to craft: halloween

One Stop Craft: halloween

Poodles Parlour: anything goes

totally Papercrafts: spooky halloween

Going Grey with Scrap Creations: halloween

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Can you believe it is only a week until Hallowe’en!  I have a fun card for you today for the Digital Delights inspiration post.  Every Thursday we have some fun inspiration pieces for you using a variety of images from the Digtial Delights store.  Here is my card using the Spooky Pumpkin.  It is available in either black & white or colored.

I paired it with the Ghoulish Sentiments set as well.


I just used some scrap pieces of Hallowe’en paper for this card.  I got the ribbon in a swap awhile a go.  The bling is from my stash and the image was colored with Copics.  I added some Ranger ink around the edges.  I hope you like it and don’t forget to visit the blog to see the rest of the great projects this week.

Entered into these challenges:

Crafty Creations Challenge: halloween spooks

Belli Challenge: Halloween

My Mum’s Craft shop: Halloween

paper Shelter: halloween

Scrapalicious: halloweenie

Sisterhood of Scrappers: halloween

Digital Tuesday: Halloween/Spooky

Party Time Tuesday: Trick or Treat

Tuesday Throwdown: Halloween

Forever Friends: Halloween/Autumn

Hooked on Craft Challenges: Halloween

Love to Create: Pumpkins

Tammy’s Scrapin Corner: Trick or Treat

Come and Get it Challenges: Halloween





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Hello everyone! Welcome to today’s installment of the Digihaven challenge.  We have a fun new Halloween challenge for you.

For this challenge you need to use any halloween image that is a) free and b) is free for the duration of the challenge which in this case is ending November 1st.  You can find all the details under the challenge tab on the blog!

Here is the fun card I created for you this week.

I just thought these spiders were so cute and you can find them here~  The DP are just some scraps that I had from other Halloween projects and I cut out the spiders with my spellbinders and then inked them with the Tim Holtz Seedless Preserves ink.  The DP I inked with some Rusty Hinge.  The letters are from my stash as is the little star.  I hope you like it and don’t forget to stop by the blog and check out the other inspiration pieces for you this week and to enter this fun new challenge.

I am off to the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival for Friday and Saturday for 2 days of fun cropping and I will have all the great details and maybe even some pictures on Sunday! See you then!

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Frosty Snowman

If you happened by the DigiHaven blog,  you will see that we have a new challenge for you.  It’s all about Pumpkins!  The DT have created some great projects for you this week using free pumpkin digis!

Here’s your challenge information for this week:

October 5th: This challenge is to use a FREE digi image that fits a “Pumpkin” theme.  If you have any questions on the challenge rules, please click the “how to play”  button on the blog. If you need help finding a free digital image, please click on the “free digis” button or click on our Design Team’s links to the FREE images they’ve used.  This challenge will end on October 18th.  Winners will be posted on this page on October 21st. 

Here’s the card I have for you this week.


The digital image just reminded me of October here in Calgary.  We often have snow about now (we just had some a couple of days ago) and especially not uncommon to see it at Halloween.  So I thought it was appropriate.  It was already colored so I didn’t have to worry about that.  You can find my image here.  It also comes uncolored.

The DP is from MME and is called All Spice.  I am going to be using it for a few upcoming projects so you’ll be seeing a lot of it.  The ribbon is from American Crafts.  I had a whole bunch of it that I bought with lots of different patterns by season.  Lots of fun.  The pumpkins I have had for a really long time.  I got quite a few of them in a swap years ago and have never yet used them.  I ran my top note die through my embossing folder to give a bit of texture.

Entered into the following challenges:

Craft Us Crazy: Halloween or anything goes

Cute Card Thursday: lots of ribbon

Sarah Hurley: Autumn

Simply Create: anything goes

Crafty Creations: Colors of Fall

Waste Not Wednesday: always using something neglected or un-used

Barely Mine Challenges: Halloween

Party Time Tuesday: Frightfully Scary

Ribbon Carousel: Halloween (must use a spooled item as well)

Crafty Bloggers: Anything goes


Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!





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Happy Fall-A Robyn’s Fetish spotlight

I am a few days behind in this post. Have you stopped by the Lollipop Crafts blog this week?  We are in week 2 of our Robyn’s Fetish spotlight.  As well we have a great current challenge where we want to see you use punches and diet cuts on your projects!  You can find all the details and where to link up here.
So I wanted to share with you a couple of cards that I created for this week’s spotlight.  I basically used all my old stash of  papers and embellishments that I have been hoarding for years…LOL

This one was fun to put together.  I broke out my autumn embossing folder, a maple leaf punch I’ve had forever and some basic grey scraps for this fun fall card.

entered into these challenges:

Crazy 4 Challenges: leaves

DL. ART thankful thursday challenge: leaves and bling

Little Scrap Pieces: ribbon or twine

Broken Box Stock: fall foliage colors

Clearly Inspired Challenge: Fall into Fall

Crafty Ann’s: inspired by a film title (Jeepers Creepers: although my scarecrow is a lot friendlier 🙂 )

Emergency Crafters: Autumn Leaves

Milk Coffee Challenges: Welcome Fall

and this fun Halloween card just using some scraps…I dug out my spiderweb embossing folder for this one as well.  The sentiment I just printed off of the internet and the ribbon is American Crafts

Entered into these challenges:

Craft us Crazy: halloween

City Crafter Challenge: an early Boo

creative Craft Challenges: anything