DigiHaven Forever Freebie Challenge

Hey Everyone!  Happy Friday!

Today is the first challenge for the DigiHaven Design Team and we are so excited to start creating with you.  Our theme this week is Forever Free. 

Use a forever freebie digital image for your project.   Limited time freebies or Freebies of the Month do not qualify.  If you need some help, make sure you stop by our Free Digi page to find a forever freebie for this challenge. Please be sure to link back to the original artist or website on your blog. We want to give credit where credit is due!

This Challenge ends on Thursday June 14th and the winners will be posted on Sunday June 17th.

Here’s my inaugural card for this new DT.  I am using a freebie from Slikje’s Digital Stamps entitled In the Rain. The sketch was taken from my PageMaps 2 book which I am just loving like you wouldn’t believe! 🙂

DP: Basic Grey (Olivia; Punches (Spellbinders, Stampin’ Up), Flower (Prima), Coloring (Copics);  Pearls (from my stash), Ribbon (SavvynSassy), Stickles (Ranger); Chalk (unknown); Sentiment (Stampendous!)

I hope you like it.  Please stop by the blog and see all the great projects the girls have for you using a variety of freebies! You are going to be so inspired.

Entered into the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday: Water Water Everywhere

Paper Crafting Journey: Hand coloring

Pixie Dust Studio: 3 or More DP’s

Sassy Studio Designs: Use something wet on your project ie stickles, mist, smooch etc

Desert Island Craft Challenge: using from their list, something old (DP), something new (prima flowers), something free (digital image), something blue (water droplets)

Lia Stampz: things with wings

Really Reasonable Ribbon: Flowers and Ribbon

Celebrate the Occasion: thinking of you and a flower

Paper Take Weekly: anything goes

Bunny Zoe Crafts: anything goes

Make It Monday: Anything Goes













Season’s Greetings

Hey there! Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian Friends and Followers!

Today we have a new challenge for you at Lollipop Crafts. We are being sponsored by Little Miss Muffet Stamps and Challenges! 

Our challenge this week is CRITTERS! A great simple challenge and an easy one for everyone to enter!  Here is my card this week.  I’ve been gung ho making Christmas cards for my upcoming craft fairs in November and this is one that I created using a card I saw in Stamp It magazine as inspiration.

You can’t tell from the picture but I used a swirl stamp to Versamark the background of the card base.  The image was sent to me in a swap but it is from Stampin’ Up.  I crumpled it then inked it with some Tim Holtz distress ink before putting it onto the scalloped circle mat which was then paper pierced.  The DP was from my stash and the ribbon is from SavvynSassy.  The WISH metal tag is from Tim Holtz and just a little red bling for the nose! Have a great day everyone and make sure you pop over to the Lollipop blog to catch more great projects from the DT for this week’s challenge and to enter your creations as well.

Happy Grandparent’s Day!

So I was kindly asked to be a guest designer at Creative Craft World challenge blog and I was so excited!  This week’s great challenge is being sponsored by Bugaboo! Love Bugaboo!

Bugaboo has graciously offered a prize of 7 digtial stamps to the winner! Who wouldn’t love that!

This week’s theme is grandparents! I think that this is the first time I have come across this in a challenge so it was really great to make something! I decided to make a card that my son could give to his grandparents.  A big thank you to Paul Ford from Bugaboo for his great tutorial on this tent card.  It was sooo simple, and he also used the same image that I had been given for this challenge.

Here’s what I created

I am really happy with how this turned out!  The paper came to me in a paper swap from Swap-Bot.  I created this card around the paper– I was drawn to it right off of the bat.  The image was colored with my copics  and then chalked for a bit more dimension and the ribbon is SavvynSassy.  I printed out the sentiment and the poem from the internet and the bling was just from my stash! I hope you like it and don’t forget to play along with the challenge this week!

Color Me Green

Good day everyone!  It’s Monday so a new Lollipop Crafts challenge for you this week.  I am hosting and my theme this week is Monochromatic! I love the look of varying shades of the same color.  Mine of course is green. It has to be green.

This week we are being sponsored by Stitchy Bear Designs. 

Really cute images! We’ll have more on them on Thursday for our Sponsor Spotlight.

Here is my card this week.

I colored the image using my copics.  The DP is just some scraps that I had.  I used a bit of a border punch, a flower (to which I added some glitter), a button, some ribbon (Savvy n Sassy) and a ticket that was originally beige and I just inked it green.   I cut the leaf out using my cricut. A little paper piercing and distressing to add some texture and voila!  I hope you  like it

Don’t forget to head over to the blog and enter for your chance to win.  I look forward to seeing what you create.

If Friends Were Flowers

I had thought that I had autoposted this yesterday but looks like I had only saved it as a draft. Yikes

It’s a new challenge at the Crazy Challenge this week, and yay! it’s my turn to host. It’s a monochromatic challenge this week. We’re looking for white and one other color on your projects. You can find all the challenge details listed here on the blog.    We are being sponsored by Di’s Digi Downloads this week.  The lucky winner will win 5 (five) of Di’s great images.Here is my card this week.

The DP was part of a swap that I did.  My c/s is Bazill.  I colored with my copics of course.  The bling is from the $$ store and the sentiment was sent to me as part of a swap for one of the facebook groups I’m in.  I hope you like it and I can’t wait to see your challenge project this week!  The ribbon is savvynsassy (the light pink) and my stash (dark pink) and the button was sent to me in a swap as well.

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



Singing in the Rain

It’s Monday! I’m not that overly excited about the actual day, but I am happy to bring you a new challenge card for Lollipop Crafts this week.  We’re doing a recipe challenge this week…3 stamps, 2 patterned papers and 1 embellishment!  Would love to see what you come up with and make sure you upload it to our challenge blog to win a great prize from this week’s sponsor Meljen’s Designs.

Here is my card for you.

The images are Meljen’s but the sentiment is from Create with TLC.  I used some old paper from my stash.  The ribbon is from SavvynSassy.  Colored of course with my copics!

I’ve entered into the following challenges:

Craft your Passion: anything goes

Cupcake Craft Challenge: Something that begins with C (copic coloring)

Make it Monday: Anything Goes

Stamp with Fun: Lace or Ribbon

Creative Inspirations Challenge: use a digi

Best Friends

Good morning! It’s another great challenge over at The Crazy Challenge this week. It’s all about Friendship…your pet friends, your best friend, you boyfriend, girlfriend, whatever friend you would like to celebrate, we would like to see it. You can check out all the details on the blog here.

Here is my card for this week.

Using a couple of images from our sponsor Digi Doodle Shop, I put together two little girls that are ‘best buds’.  Just like me and my friend Kathy who is going to get this card. 🙂

I used my copics to color the image and then cut out the butterflies using my Stamping cartridge on my cricut.  The DP was sent to me in a swap and I thought it was rather girly and pretty.  The bling is from my stash and the rick rack is from my fave supplier SavvynSassy.  I am loving the tiny alphas these days! hope you enjoy it.~!

Critter Challenge Sketch Blog GDT

Hey guess what! I’m the Guest Designer on the Critter Sketch Challenge blog this week!  Thank you to owner Melanie and her great team for having me.  Our challenge this week is to create a sentiment card…the challenge is being sponsored by Robyn’s Fetish (I love her stamps!)

So this is a great challenge to enter!

This is my card…

I got the idea from the spring issue of Cardmaker magazine.  I really loved the look of the inspiration piece and this challenge was perfect for it.

I stamped the cross first in brown and then the sentiment over top in black.  Then I cut it out using my Spellbinders.  I added a bit of ribbon, and some bling (this is my new thing..using the bling..LOL).  The butterfly came in a swap and it was already embossed but white, so I inked it up to fit with this card and then blinged it.


DP: Basic Grey

Cardstock: unknown

Pearls: Kaisercraft

Ink: Tim Holtz Distress ink in Walnut Stain, Memento Black

Ribbon: Savvy N Sassy

Stamps: Unity Stamp Company

I’ve entered this into the following challenges:

Corrosive Challenge: Distressing

I Did it Creations: Use a punch or die

Do You Stack Up: Anything Goes

Sentimental Sunday: Anything Goes

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: use a frame

Crazy For Challenges: Flowers

Simply Create: flowers

Fussy & Fancy Friday: Embossing (it’s small but it’s there in the butterfly)

Paper Crafting Journey: Anything Goes

Partytime Tuesday: Anything Goes

Dream Valley Challenges: Anything Goes

Paper Play Challenges: Let’s Get Sentimental

AiFactory is In the Kitchen

Hey there..it’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