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Jingle Bells

Hey everyone! I am a day behind for this post.  It’s a new challenge at The Poodles Parlour.  We are being sponsored this week by Glitterbabe Digis! Such cute images!

Here is my card for this week.  I bought these little jingle bells at the $$ store and just had to start using them!

The DP is by MME (The Merry Days of Christmas).  I colored the image with my copics and then cut it out with my nestibilities.  I added some glitter to the wings.  The twine is from Whisker Graphics and then the bell from the $$ store.  I hope you enjoy it!

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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.

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Lollipop Challenge #47 Double Team

So it’s holiday Monday here, but still means new challenge day at Lollipop Crafts. This week is a fun little challenge that my team is hosting.

It’s a double team: 2 stamps/images (sentiments count as 1), 2 patterned/designer paper, 2 of the same embellishments (may use more than 1 type in multiples of 2) and 2 ribbons (same or different).

This week’s sponsor is Meljen’s Designs.  I just love her stuff and the winner gets 4 items of choice.  (She has some great Christmas ones if you are looking to make your Christmas cards soon, like I am).

Here is this week’s card.  I had originally made this as part of a birthday swap that I am doing with CanadianScrapSwapChat but decided I didn’t think it fit the theme that I was assigned very well so I’m making something different.  I think it is still a great simple masculine birthday card and I plan to make some multiples to have on hand.

the stamped image is from a stamp set that I won off of the CK forums.  This is the first time that I have used it.  The sentiment is from a swap as well and the scraps are from my stash.  The ribbon is from the $$ store and the twine from my Whisker Graphics win.  I hope you like it.

I’ve entered into the following challenges:

Cards For Men: G is for GM Series (the name of the stamp set)

Crafty Boots: Anything Goes

Creative Stamp Friends: Card for a Man

Lia Stampz: Birthday

Make it Monday: Birthday Blog Hop

Birthday Sundaes: Birthday

Crafting When we Can: Anything Goes


Guest DT at PaperCrafting Journey

Thank you to Paper Crafting Journey for having me as their Guest Designer again.

This week there is a sketch challenge!  I don’t do a lot of these so it was fun to give it a shot.  Here is this week’s sketch

and my take on it…I needed to work on some Christmas cards so I thought this sketch would make a nice one.

It’s a bit hard to pinpoint all the supplies I used for this card.  I have this big huge box of Christmas stuff and I just throw everything into there. Some of it is it its original packing and others not, so most of this was part of the NOT catagory.  I do know that the sentiment was done using the tiny type alphas and there’s some baker’s twine from Whisker Graphics on there.  The border punch is Martha Stewart and that’s all I got for you! LOL

I hope you will stop by the blog and play along with this week’s sketch and to check out all the great inspiration from the DT!

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New DT debut

Soooo.. I am proud to say that I am one of the new DT members at The Poodles Parlour and this week is my debut.  Our challenge this week is any anything goes. Who doesn’t love that!  Make sure you visit the blog to find out all the challenge details, prizes and to link up your project as well.

I love the card that I did this week.  Jacqui’s images are awesome and so easy to work with.  I decided to make a simple masculine birthday card.

I used scraps of course!  Colored the image with my copics.  The twine is from Whisper Graphics (from my win) and attached with my crop-a-dile. Man I had to blow the dust off of that! I can’t remember the last time I used it.   the little charm I have again had forever.  Like I said, really simple but I love it.




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Taking a PaperCrafting Journey

As their guest DT for August!  I am very excited to be joining the Paper Crafting Journey team for a couple of challenges this month.  This week it is a photo inspiration challenge using this photo from the ceiling at the Bellagio (I have seen this..gorgeous).  All the details and a link to play can be found on their blog here

The sponsor this week is Digital Delights by Louby Lou who is offering 3 images to the winner.  A great prize!

Here is my card for this challenge

I finally broke open my Echo Park Summer days  6×6 paper pack  for this I just love the patterns and colors.  They really do scream summer! I colored the image using my copics, added some ribbon from my stash and  buttons and baker’s twine (from Whisker Graphics).  The thickers were white but I just colored them with my ink pad to fit better for the card.  I hope you like it!

I’ve entered into the following challenges…

Craft Us Crazy: Anything Goes in August

Dutch Dare Challenge: For the kids

Hanna and Friends: Dots or Stripes

Sassy Studio Designs: Use a sentiment on the front

Cooking it Up with Katie: Your New Favorite Old Thing (old ribbon, new EP paper, favorite technique is coloring white thickers to match my projects)

Crafts and Me: Anything Goes

For Fun Challenges: Anything Goes

Kelley’s Kids Challenges: Anything Goes

Paper Variety: Circles

Truly Scrumptious: Buttons and Bows

Really Reasonable Ribbon: Sizzling Summer

Crazy Amigo: Anything Goes

Going Grey with Scrap-Creations: Buttons or Bows

Sweet Stamps Blog: Hot time in the city




Lollipop Crafts Celebration Blog Hop

Hi everyone!

“It’s time for a CELEBRATION!!!  Lollipop Crafts is celebrating their ONE YEAR BLOGAVERSARY and you are sweetly invited to join the fun!
First of all, we are back from summer break with our weekly challenge.  The theme this week is CELEBRATION!  Create a card/project with a celebration theme (ex. birthday, anniversary, wedding, new baby, graduation, etc)  We all have something to celebrate right?  It is the first challenge of the month and that means we are sponsored this week by Meljen’s Designs. 
One lucky random challenge player this week will win a fantastic prize.  Be sure to link your creations with InLinkz on the LC blog for a chance.  Check out the challenge rules too!
Secondly, it wouldn’t be a celebration without some FUN!  Join in on our Anniversary blog hop!  You have until tomorrow (Tuesday at midnight PST) to visit and comment on each DT member’s blog.  Make sure you visit each of us because their are hidden prizes (the DT doesn’t even know who has the prizes).  Winners will be announced on Wednesday.  List of blog hop sponsors can be found on the LC blog and the master blog hop order is there too!
You should have arrived here from Kim’s  blog.  If you hopped here by chance, please head over to Lollipop Crafts and begin your journey there.
Using Meljen’s Bunbun image (this is so adorable) I created this cute little birthday card.  One can never have enough birthday cards in my opinion.

The DP is from Bazill (Grandma’s Feather Bed).  The image is colored with copics with just a hint of paper piecing with the party hat and cupcake.   I also added just a bit of stickles as well.  The ribbon is from my stash and I cut the balloons out using my Celebrations cartridge and then ran them through the cuttlebug with the polkadots folder.  Since my FB win with Whisker Graphics, I’ve been using a lot of their baker’s twine which I incorporated here for the balloon strings.  The sentiment is a stamp set from Hot Off the Press.  I hope you like it!

Now it’s time for you to hop on over to  Zulma’s  blog  to see what she has created for you and don’t forget to leave her some some sugar!!”


I’ve entered this into the following challenges:

Birthday Sundaes: cupcakes & cakes birthday cards (blog hop)

Card Cupids: Birthday

Come and Get it Challenges: Anything Goes

Crafty Ho’s: Anything Goes (Blog Hop)

Stampin Sisters in Christ: Use a creature (great or small)

Ellephantastic: Celebrations

Charizma Cards: 4 legged friends

Craft Us Crazy: Anything goes

Dutch Dare: Birthday

the Paper Shelter: Anything Goes





Whisker Graphics Giveaway

As you know, or maybe you don’t …I won a bunch of baker’s twine from Whisker Graphics and well..they are giving away some more!  this stuff rocks! everyone should have some.  If you want to win, then head on over to their blog and find out how you can win!  Go NOW! Good Luck! Let me know if you win, wait…..I follow their blog and their FB page  (don’t forget to follow their FB page so you don’t miss out on any of the awesome fun & giveaways) so I’ll probably find out that way and leave you some congrats!

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Sarah Hurley Challenge #45 Colouring

It’s a new challenged at the Sarah Hurley Challenge blog today and this week we are being sponsored by

Yay! Robyn has graciously donated

5 digital stamps or 4 digital stamps and 1 digital paper set of their choice.  A very awesome prize to be sure.  Here is my project this week using Robyn’s best friends bunnies

I cut the tag using my cricut and added a punched border, some inking, my baker’s twine (from my Whisker Graphics win on FB) a button flower, paper flowers and some jute.  The image was colored (since this is our theme after all) using my Copics!  I hope you enjoy it and don’t forget to stop by the blog to enter your own colored project to win.

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