Saturday, December 26, 2009

Sweet Cupcake Carli

I love making easel cards! So I decided to make one for the Stamptacular Sunday challenge - to make a multi-fold card. I used this really cheerful image, Sweet Cupcake Carli, from Sassy Studio Designs. I colored her with copics and had some great BG cardstock that matched her sweet treat.

Flourishes ATC

I know many people are hooked on ATC's, but this is the first I have ever made one. So, thanks to Flourishes for issuing this challenge! It was nice to be able to make a quick little piece, and would be really sweet to add this on to a card base later. At 2 Red Bananas the challenge this week was for trees.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Inspired by Tim Holtz 12 tags of Christmas

Tim Holtz is an amazing artist and his products are no less amazing. This is the 3rd year he has created the 12 tags of Christmas - not only wonderful eye candy, but very detailed tutorials. After reading through some directions, I pulled out some of my Tim Holtz goodies and came up with this tag. I used a Bazzill chipboard tag base, that I inked up using the distress ink re-inkers. I the stamped snowflakes with Versamark and embossed with the Distress embossing powders. I had some sheets of grungeboard that I ran through the cuttlebug to cut out my frame. I sprayed it with Tattered Angels and rubbed distress stickles over the top. In my flourish cut out, I filled it in with another Distress stickles. I had a cool reproduction playing card that I used for my image and added a piece of Tim Holtz movie strip ribbon over the top. Then I added a little heavy metal and some BG fibers, inked the edges and was done.

Simon Says- tags inspired by Tim Holtz
2sketches4you - sketch
Allsorts- Anything but a Card
Lala - anything but a card
Charisma Cardz - Anyting but Christmas
Whimsy - chipboard
Creative Belli - tag
Totally Gorjuss - tag
Incy Wincy - picture inspiration (I pulled the blue, green and burgandy colors)
Crafty Creations - no rules

Thursday, December 24, 2009


I think Doraline was made for this paper (Twitterpated from CTMH). I love the trees and acorns, just the cutest! The stamp of course is from Motivet, and I used their sketch this week for the card. This is also my entry for Pixie Cottage (button it) and for Crafty Creations (no rules). This is also a card for a friend for the Sukkersott challenge.

Have a very Merry Christmas!

New challenge blog with a hop starting today!

There is a new blog, the ABC Christmas Challenge blog (sister site to ABC challenge )- to help you be prepared for next years' Christmas! And they are holding a blog hop to introduce you to their talented DT and their awesome projects (of course there is candy along the way!) Start at the blog home page, and continue through the DT, collecting a secret letter at each stop. I'm off to hop myself!

Monday, December 21, 2009

And yet another card for today!

Last week, I did not post as many cards as normal, and I think I am trying to make it up in one evening! I have not played Midnight Madness in awhile, and jumped back in with this card. I thought the sketch would work really well with an aperture, which was the challenge at Cute Card Thursday. I will also add it on Simon Says (Christmas), Stamp Something (Holiday Somethings) and Creative Card Crew (Anything goes).

The image is a Pixie Chicks image from Louise Brigden, available at Charmed Cards and Crafts.

Holly the Christmas Friendship Fairy

I love Michelle Perkett's digi designs, and this one is called Holly the Christmas Friendship Fairy. I used the sketch from Michelle's PCP group (if you are not a member, run, don't walk to join!) Michelle is always so generous, and there are great freebies for members of her group, plus it's just such a fun bunch of ladies. I used the color challenge from Colour Create - pink, burgundy, and ivory. I'm also adding this to the list of cards I've entered at Creative Card Crew (Anything Goes) and Simon Says (Christmas).

Happy New Year's Day

This adorable digi stamp was free at The Greeting Farm, and I think he is just the cutest! I used a sketch from TGF (12 days of sketches, Day 2). The calendar is from Flourishes, and for their challenge, I stenciled over the top, using my Copic Airbrush system and an Anna Griffith brass stencil.

This card is also for:
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Cupcake Challenges- A Time for Celebration
Paperplay - New Beginnings
Stampin for the Weekend- calendar
Charisma Cards- Anything but Christmas

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sugar Bowl

The Sugar Bowl is having a great challenge right now with an amazing prize. I used this adorable Sugar Nellie stamp for the sketch challenge. I love the embroidered lace around the circle (I picked up at a fabric store that is going out of business). I think she is sweet as sugar!

Pixie Cottage

I recently won this Pixie Cottage Stamp, and have to say that I love it! It was really fun to color and although it is a large stamp, it produced a very nice, clean image. So, I thought it would be a great pick for the Pixie Cottage Challenge this week (which was this awesome sketch). Green is one of my favorite colors, so I am using it for the challenge at Get Sketchy as well.

This is also for:
Double Dutch: handmade flowers
Creative Card Crew: Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz: Anything but Christmas