The Wine

We are at the halfway point in our Pile it On challenge of Orange/Black/Purple.  In case you forgot, we are being sponsored by Ike’s Art this month.

For this week’s card I went with a bit of a fun Halloween card using the colors.  The image is from Miss Kate Cuttables and I flattened it in my cricut explore and then cut it out.  The sentiment was a free one that I got online from  They have sooo many free images that you can use, it’s crazy!


I added a bit of glossy accents and some wink of stella, just to give it some sparkle and shine.  I also thought it would be fun with some enamel dots.  The DP is just from my stash.  I hope you think it’s fun and don’t forget to play along with us!

Entered into these challenges:

As You Like It: CAS or Fun & Fancy (and why) – I always struggle with CAS cards as I like to add lots of layers and bits and bobs..this is a bit on the simpler side and still (I think) a fun card without all the frills and bits.

Brown Sugar Challenges: October

Sisterhood of Scrappers: Cute Spook

Crafty Creations: Anything Goes

Paper shelter: Paper shelter: Digital Image

Crafty Addicts: Anything goes with an optional Spooky

City Crafter Challenge: Halloween

Digi Chooseday Crafty Challenge: Anything Goes

Try It On Tuesday: Halloween

A birthday wish: Use it Tuesday Challenge #30

Yay! Tuesday!  We have a brand new challenge for you on the Use It Tuesday blog!  It’s so fun and yet hard at the same time…the fun part…USE YOUR SCRAPS…the hard part….NARROWING IT DOWN!  This was really hard for me, so I asked the girls on the DT to help me out by picking a color of scraps to work with because I just have so many…their choice was PURPLE!

And Voila!  Here is my purple card for you!

So I haven’t the foggiest clue where any of that purple DP came from.  It has been in my stash box for so long, it’s not even funny!  The image came from my image box, again, it has been sitting in there forever and was probably part of some swap that I did.  I cut the butterflies out using an old Cuttlebug diecut that I forgot I even had.  I am not even sure I’ve ever used it!  The fibres are from CTMH and I think I bought them when I first started scrapbooking several years ago.  It was my first foray into ribbon…now I’m just a ribbon whore and it has become out of control!  The sentiment is an old rub on that I found in a box.  It’s part of a bunch of birthday rub ons and I’m hoping to create more cards with them.  Bling is from my stash as are the border punch and Spellbinder.  I hope you like this one and make sure you stop by the blog and enter this week’s challenge.  Everyone has some kind of scraps.  Your card doesn’t even have to be fancy…some white space and a few pieces of patterned paper and you are done! Challenge yourself to scrap a certain color like I did, or just close your eyes and pick a piece of paper out and create around it..I’ve been known to do that too.

Entered into these challenges:

cupcake craft challenges: fairytales ( she reminds me of Tinkerbell from Peter Pan)

Paper Playtime: punches and a sentiment

whoopsie daisy challenge: things with wings

Challenges for Everybody: anything goes

the Squirrel and Fox: celebrate the occasion

Spring Fling Challenge

Happy Monday all! Welcome to a new challenge for Lollipop Crafts this week.  We’re being sponsored by Kitty Bee Designs which I will tell you more about on Wednesday when the blog has their sponsor spotlight.  In the meantime, our challenge this week is to create a spring themed card.  This is a pretty easy challenge and everyone should enter to win!

Here’s my card for this week…


Everything is from my stash.  Gotta use that stuff up!  The butterflies were cut using the Stamping Cartridge.  The image is a Stampin’ Up one and was sent to me in a swap ages ago.  Finally got a chance to use it.  For a change, I just colored it with some colored pencils instead of the usual copics.  I added a bit of stickle around the one butterfly for a little glitz.  I hope you enjoy it and don’t forget to stop by the blog to see the rest of the DT inspiration and to enter this week’s challenge.



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!


Lollipop Sponsor Spotlight

happy Thursday all!  I know I haven’t posted for a bit.  I’ve been busy trying to get stuff made for my craft fairs this year–I am doing 4 all in the month of November.  So I have been busy but I have some projects to share with you later 🙂

Today is the Sponsor Spotlight over on Lollipop Crafts!  This week we are sponsored by Di’s Digi Downloads

Our challenge this week is to use brads and/or eyelets on your project.  Pretty simple so everyone can enter and we have a great prize.  Everything you need to know can be found on the blog here.

Here’s what I have for you this week:

the DP is from a paper surprise pack I got from Hot Off The Press eons ago and have had forever.  I chalked the image after copic coloring and then did a little paper piercing on the scalloped circle.   It’s a little hard to see in the picture but the butterfly and the centers of the flowers all have stickles on them. A little of the baker’s twine from Whisker Graphics and a little charm and bling to finish it off.  I hope you enjoy.

Sponsored By….


Robyn’s Fetish…….this week at Lollipop Crafts Robyn is offering one lucky winner  5 digital images or 4 digital images and one digital paper set of your choice. What a great prize! It’s the sponsor spotlight today on the blog so you can find out all about Robyn and her great images as well as see some new inspiration pieces from the Design Team.

Here is the one that I created using a sketch that Gloria had put up back in April for the CanadianScrapSwapChat monthly card challenge.  This month we had to pick a previous sketch and use it for a new piece.

All the paper are just scraps from my stash (I can’t believe that I have so many, even after I did a scrap swap!)  The ribbon is from my stash. I used one of my MS border punches.  The stitching is fake using some old rub-ons that I found that I have had FOREVER!  I colored Robyn’s image using my Copics.   The THANKYOU is an old rub on as well.  This is just a really simple card.  It’s hard to tell from the picture but the orange border isn’t glued down all the way so that it kinda sticks up a bit for a bit of dimension.

Enjoy and you still have time to enter this week’s recipe challenge at LC! You can find out more here.

I’ve entered this in the following challenges:

FabnFunky Challenges: Stitching

Ruby’s Rainbow: Stitching

City Crafter Challenge: Scrap Happy (use scraps..)

Shopping Our Stash: Our Weakest Link (that thing you just have to buy..for me RIBBON! I have soooooooooooooooooo much ribbon it’s crazy).

Try it on Tuesday: Anything Goes

Tuesday Throwdown: Non-stamped sentiment



Lollipop Crafts Sponsor Spotlight

Today we are spotlighting Sassy Cheryl’s who is our sponsor for this month’s anything goes challenge! Make sure you check out her site and all those awesome digis.   A big thank you for sponsoring this month!

I hope that you will stop by the Lollipop blog to see some more DT inspiration and to find out more details on our challenge this month.

Here’s my spotlight card this week…

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

Meet Little Miss Muffet Designs

Here’s what founder Barbara has to say about her new store:

“Little Miss Muffet Designs is the newest digital stamp source on the web created by Barbara from Forgotten Scraps .  This little shoppe was inspired by a house full of Little Miss Muffets and arachnophobes alike. It was opened with a bit of luck and loads of encouragement from friends and
fellow bloggers around the world.  Challenges and inspiration can be found
on my personal blog at Forgotten Scraps and the 2nd challenge opened this week!  Digital stamps, handmade cards & crafts and more can be found in the store… and who know what I’ll add
along the way.  I hope you join me in this new endeavor so come on over and
join as a Follower and watch it grow!”

To begin the celebration, the Lollipop girls were asked to create a card to help Barb celebrate her new store.  I love love love her little monsters digis and so I was very excited to use this one called Monster Love.

The DP is from an old Hot off the Press birthday pack that I had and it just has some great celebration papers in it! I love the purple and yellow combo together with the splash of green!  I colored of course with my Copics and then cut it out in a circle and added it to a scallop that I cut out with my cricut.  The buttons are from my stash!

Make sure you check out Barb’s store and get yourself some of these adorable monsters (she also has freebies!) and don’t forget to play in her challenges as well!

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’