Thursday, December 10, 2009

Where Oh Where Are You, Spring?

I know Christmas is not here yet, but Flourishes had a challenge for spring-time colors/flowers. They are releasing some gorgeous flower stamps tomorrow night - can't wait!

Blog Candy from Kellie

Head over to Kellie Winnell's Magnolia Down Under Blog to enter this candy.

Well tis the month of giving. And Lisbet feels the same ways as I do because when I asked her if she minded that I offered a personalised stamp as a candy she didn’t mind at all. A big thank you to Lisbet, she has been amazing to work with and check out her store HERE….

So you will be able to pick any stamp you see below, but of course only the ONE and it will be persoanlised to your liking, eg Name, Blog, Email…. Within reason…


I know, it will be VERY hard for the winner to pick just the ONE stamp…. But you can find more HERE… in my store…

What do you have to do to win? I have a couple of rules that I would really liked to be followed, as if they are not followed your link will be removed to make it fair for the people that have taken the time to do what is requested.

  • Either do a blog post or link this candy in your candy bar, OR both. If you do both it will double your chances as I am asking all that do both, to pop their name in Mr Linky Twice!
  • If you do a blog post could you please pop a direct link into Mr Linky to the blog post in question. And if you popped it in your sidebar, please leave a direct link to your over all blog.
  • In your blog post about the candy please leave a link back to this here post to share with everyone else.

That is all, you are welcome to become a follower but it really it not a requirement at all.

This candy will close on the morning of Saturday 19th of December 2009 and will be announced in my blog post for the next Magnolia Down Under Challenge on the Sunday 20th of December 2009.

Good Luck….

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Swing Batter,Batter- BLING!

This is my first card for the Motivet Stamps challenge. Since Dexter is playing baseball, I tried not to go to frilly, but ...there is still quite a bit of bling going on. I made the flowers with newspaper and tissue paper that had been Glimmer Misted and cut with my nestabilities. I used the Martha Steward Crown punch, and added tiny little 2mm Sworovski crystals to each of the tips. I added some pearls that I colored with copics and finally a mixture of brown grosgrain ribbon and rafia. I think the colors and textures kept all of these embellishments from turning out too girly.

Monday, December 7, 2009

I made this little card this afternoon using a stamp that I won from the Greeting Farm and a sketch from Creative Inspirations. She just looks so prissy and cute!

Clean and Simple Christmas

I don't usually make CAS cards (my sister was laughing cause this was the first card in ages that I've made that I haven't distressed and layered to death! But I used this really cute image from Louby Lou to play the CAS challenge at Flourishes.

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

We had just a tiny bit of snow here on Saturday morning- nothing that accumulated, but enough to remind you that Christmas is almost here. My image is from Sassy Studio Designs. I colored it with my copics, and added lots of stickles and Martha Stewart snow glitter. I think I have decided this gives a better snow effect than the white Flower Soft. I punched the icicle border out of silver glitter paper, and used a wonderful piece of antique metallic gold lace on my border.

This is a very sparkly card that I made for the following challenges:
Sassy Studio Designs: inspired by icy picture
The Fresh Batch: sketch
Pink Elephant: Your favorite Christmas colors
Digital Tuesday: Christmas Sparkle
Cupcake Crafts - Sing a Christmas Carol (White Christmas)
Whimsy- Die Cuts (Martha Stewart icicle punch)
Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential - Christmas flowers
Stampin for the Weekend- red, green, gold
Crafty Creations- lace and distressing
Crafty Catz- Red, green, silver

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Mermaids in December!

We interrupt this Christmas season to bring you thoughts of warm weather and tropical days! I needed a little break from all of the Christmas cards, so when I saw a challenge issued from Charisma Cardz, Dreaming of Summertime, I thought this was a great chance for something different. The colors from Copic Colour Challenge fit in perfect for this tropical theme as well (Chrome Orange, Cerise and Yellow Green). I used the bonus sketch from Michelle Perkett Designs, and this is also her image, Tropical Rhapsody. I used a Martha Stewart branch punch to create my seaweed. My button embellishment started off as clear craft buttons, but I colored them with my copics.

This card is also for the following challenges:
LaLa Land- buttons
Cuttlebug Challenges- sparkle
By the Cute and Girly - Let's go to the Movies (Splash)

I am still sitting here writing this wearing a thick cashmere sweater, but at least I can pretend it is warm and sunny out!