Sunday, August 29, 2010

It's a Cowgirl Blog Hop!

It's a blog hop at Cowgirl-Up Designs. Here's my card for today's hop:

I used a beautiful new image from Cowgirl Up Designs. Don't you just love it? I know I do. I printed it and colored it twice. I cut out the second image and popped up some of the flowers on the card.

You'll want to know some of the information about the blog hop as there are PRIZES! Crafty Ribbons is our Sponsor for the challenge win.

The picture above is the a picture of the ribbons that the winner will win. You may use this pic to post on your blog post. Their link is Crafty Ribbons.

The winner of the challenge will receive the Flower Ribbons plus 3 images from CJ and the Winners Badge to display on their blog.

The "Top 3" will each receive 2 images from CJ and the "Top 3" Winners badge to display on their blogs.

During the hop there will be candy to win as well. To win the candy you "must hop" along the list in order, look for the letter to spell out the sentence. Leave a comment on each blog beginning at our challenge blog and ending with an ending comment at our challenge blog. Once they collect all of the letters to spell out the sentence they must e-mail their answer to we will be picking the candy winner by a number generator.

My letter for the hop is I. Now, if you came from here Elke's blog, you are on the right track and your next stop is Jovita.

Have tons of fun and thanks for hopping along with us. Janet

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Fairy Fun Fridays

I just love images by the Prairie Fairy, don't you? I'm using this christmas image, and yes, I do realize that the colors aren't particularly Christmas-y, but I'm really liking what I'm seeing out there. Lots bloggers are making cards that don't necessarily fit the traditional look of holiday cards, and I'm loving them.

So--on to the card. The challenge can be found here. We are challenged to used punches.

Here's the card:

I used spellbinders dies to cut out the scalloped circle and the labels 10 die to cut out the two centre pieces. I used my flourishes Tim Holtz die to cut out the two flourishes I put on the card. I pressed them into my glue pad and then sprinkled glitter on them. (I love glitz!) I colored the image with copics, and added some sparkle to the image by using stickles on the fur pieces. The flower is made by using the flower punch (SU). I punched it three times, and cut the middle and top layer a bit smaller. I used a dollar store brad in the centre of it.

I hope all those punches meet the criteria. I'm also entering it in the Stamp Something Challenge and in the Friday Sketchers Challenge #116.

Thanks for looking, and for all your comments. I really love reading them. Janet

Mo Manning Challenge

I have always loved the images created by Mo Manning...I finally got up the courage to color one and create a card.

Here it is:

I used two cuttlebug folders to add texture to the two top layers of pink. I added a sparkly flourish to the front as well. I also used some lustre rub on the cuttlebugged pieces.

Hope you like it.


Happy Mousey Birthday

I'm on a roll, it seems! I've made another card for a challenge. This one is over at Paperworks Co., in particular, their Sketch 47.

Here's my card:

It's a birthday card, as you can tell. I love this mousey cake image. It's just so darn cute! I colored it with copics, and added some sparkle. I used some DP that was in my stash (trying to use up scraps) and some ribbon I believe I got at Michael's. I also used my Spellbinders Fancy Labels die to cut out the spot for the sentiment. The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse stamps--that set is made to specifically coordinate with the fancy labels die. Cool, eh?

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Paperworks Co sketch #47

KAH-Wink-E-Dink Digi Challenge

Tilda in Red

I joined the Tilda challenge this week. We were challenged to create a card featuring Tilda, but it had to be red. I created two cards, as I was experimenting with skin colors. One Tilda has caucasian-type skin, while the second Tilda has a darker skin tone.

I had a friend tell me that she would really like to get some cards where the image has darker skin (as she does). Well--that opened my eyes. I've never really noticed, til then, that most images are colored with a lighter skin tone. So, I've been experimenting. I still haven't got the tone I want, but I'm getting there.

Here's Tilda in Red #1:

Here is Tilda in Red #2:

I colored her using my copic markers, and used the martha stewart punch for the edges. I also used a Hero Arts background stamp for the second layer--stamped in versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder. I also used some pearls from the dollar store, but I colored them with my copics so they matched the card.

Hope you like them! I've entered them in the following challenge:

Challenge 31 Tilda in Red

Monday, August 23, 2010

TOP #3!!!!!

I was chosen as one of the TOP 3 over at Prairie Fairy Fun Fridays! Woohoo! I'm so excited....what an honor. Check out the blinkie on the right side of my blog.

Pop on over there and try out a challenge yourself. I see there is a big announcement today about a blog hop, party, prizes and new releases! Who could ask for anything more?!

Thanks Roberta, for the honor!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenge

It's a great day at the Cowgirl Stamp'en Challenge blog!

It's challenge day today and the theme is Summertime Feeling. Have you got the summertime feeling? I know I have. It's very hot today...supposed to at least 30C so it's definitely still summer here in Manitoba.

Here's the card I made for today's challenge:

I used one of the Cowgirl images called Watering Can, which can be found here. I colored it with my copics, and used cardstock to help create the stamp as the focal point. I finished it off with some ribbon I got at Michael's.

Our sponsor this week is:

The Character Cafe specializes in digital stamps offering a variety of designs with card making in mind, but images could be used for much more given the versatility of digital stamps. The Cafe is an angel company geared towards crafters of all kinds, allowing use for small business as well as personal. The owners, Kendra and Kelly hope to provide a wide variety of unique characters suitable for many uses. Being crafters/consumers themselves, they strive to have customer service and quality second to none and look forward to serving you for years to come. From The Café, happy crafting!

The prize is a $10.00 Gift Certificate.

The Top 3 will also get one of CJ's gorgeous images and the Top 3 badge for their blog!!

Why don't you come along and join in the fun? Pop over to the challenge blog and check out all the details, and visit the DT's cards--there's sure to be gorgeous cards for you to drool over.

Friday, August 20, 2010

News from Cowgirl Up

Just a little reminder, there's going to be a blog hop at Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenge on August 29th!!

You wont want to miss it as there are some fab prizes from CJ and our sponsor, CJ Holifield is having a release of some gorgeous new digi stamps and we're celebrating with a fab blog hop and challenge, some awesome candy and some amazing prizes too!!!!!!!!!!

The winner will receive 4 of CJs images AND a gorgeous stash of ribbons from our sponsor 'Crafty Ribbons'.

The Top 3 will also win 2 of CJs fabby images and of course the winner and top 3 will get the badge for their blogs too! And there's a sale, everyone can have a treat as there will be 25% off all CJs new releases in the shop, Cowgirl Up Designs.

Then on September 12th, Cowgirl's 'Coming home' campaign starts, we'll be asking you to make a Christmas card (or you can make more than one) for a soldier to send home to his family. There'll be some great prizes from our sponsors, Cowgirl Up, Whiff of Joy and Whimsy Stamps so put the date in your diary and don't miss out on a chance to help someone have a happy Christmas and to win a great prize too.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Just Magnolia Challenge Week 68

I've been coloring up Magnolia images for a while now and I just love them. This is the card I made for the current challenge at the Just Magnolia blog:

I used my Copics again to color the image. I used prima flowers which I colored with glimmer mist. I also used some Prima lace as an embellishment.

That's me for today!


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Blog Candy Alert!

Check out the blog candy over here! It's great!

Friday Sketchers #115

Here is a card that I colored while I was at the lake. It was a great day for coloring, since it was 40C outside, and there was no way I was braving that kind of weather. So, while we watched a movie, I colored this image.

I think the image is a Hanglar Stanglar. I got the image in a swap on SCS and I just love it. I followed the sketch very closely. I used a corner punch to add a bit of embellishment to the background paper. I didn't want to add anything more, since it would take away from the image. I hope you like it.


Monday, August 16, 2010

Waltzingmouse August Blog Waltz

Welcome to the Waltzingmouse August Blog Waltz! I am happy to be a part of the group again this month. Whew....I almost didn't make it! But I'm really happy to have got a project completed and posted.

If you haven't heard of Waltzingmouse Stamps be sure to visit Claire's Store and her blog. She4's got some great stamps and what I really like about them is that some of her stamps are nestie friendly! Since I'm a nestie's freak, that works great for me! Now onto my project.

I got this stamp set a few weeks ago, but hadn't inked it up yet, so this was the perfect opportunity. It's called Rescue Remedies and I just love the whole idea of it. We're off to visit my mother in law next week and I have plans on making her some cookies, so the gift bag will be for her.

I'm not sure where I got the gift bags from, but I had one left so I thought it would go really well with the Jillibean paper that caught my eye tonight. It's called Chopped Parsley--isn't that cute?! I used my nesties to cut out the tag, and stamped it with SU chocolate chip ink and then clear embossed it.

I topped the bag off with some ribbon. I used what I had in my stash, and layered the rick rack on top of the brown satin ribbon.

That's the project for this month. Have a great time on the waltz. I'm sure there are lots of beautiful creations to see. Don't forget that Claire also has hidden some icons throughout the waltz. You'll want to read about that, as their is a prize tied to it. Check out the rules here. You'll need to sign up for her forum, but it's easy.


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Prairie Fairy Fun Friday Challenge Week 32

Here is my card that I've created for this week's challenge:

I colored the image with my Copic markers and added some jewels for embellishments. I just love the fall colors in this card. I also used my Labels 10 die from Spellbinders to cut out the image. I also used a sketch to create this card, but I can't remember where I got it from. Once I find it. I'll post about it too.

I hope you like it.


Check out Just Ducky!

You've got to pop over to Just Ducky and enter her blog candy.

While you're there, check out Lori's creations.......wowee! Her work is gorgeous!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

It's Challenge time for the Cowgirls.

It's challenge time again over at Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenge. Check out the challenge here on sunday.

This week is to use the inspiration picture in your challenge and to use Buttons and Ribbon on your card as well.

Here's the inspiration picture:

Polycraft is our sponsor. They will be giving away a $10.00 Gift Voucher to the Winner. The lucky winner will also get the Winners Badge.

Top 3 will each receive 1 image of choice from CJ and the Top 3 Winners Badge.

Here's my card:

I used the Belair image available here.

I colored it with my copics and added shine to it using glossy accents. I just love shiny cars! I chose the colors because they matched the inspiration picture--but I also love red, so it was an easy choice!

I hope you play along with us.


Back from the lake.

And I loved every minute of it. It was way too hot for me (40C a couple of those days), but we had a great time. We hiked one morning, fought all the mosquitoes, and made it back and had a dip in the lake. Can you say heaven! Ahhhhhhhh

We were at Brereton Lake in the Whiteshell. Lots of rocks. Tons of beauty. I highly recommend it.

Here's a pick of me at Inverness Falls:

I'm going to be scrapping all day on saturday, so I'll have some new work to post on sunday. I'm really looking forward to scrapping with the girls. Lots of laughs, and tons of fun.


And the winner is........

Nicole Brenna!

My son pulled number 38 out of the hat, and it corresponds to Nicole's comment. Congratulations Nicole.

Nicole, please send me an email with your address and I'll pop the goodies in the mail to you.


Friday, August 6, 2010

Cowgirl's Sunday Stampen' Challenge

I'm posting two days early, since I'll be away at the lake, with no internet on sunday. It's the Sunday Challenge, and this week it's a sketch. Our terrific sponsor is:

Here's the sketch:

Check out the Challenge blog here: Cowgirl's Sunday Stampen' Challenge. The winner will receive some awesome prizes, and the honor to use the Badge of Honor on his/her blog. Follow the links to the challenge blog for all the details.

That's the card I made. I used this image from Cowgirl U--Isn't she cute? I just love her attitude. She's called Tricia. I colored her with my copics, and added some butterflies I punched out using my Martha Stewart punch. I used some dp from basic Grey.

I hope you'll join all of us in the sketch challenge. Be sure to check out the work of the rest of the design team. They're awesome!

Don't forget to enter my BLOG CANDY!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Blog Candy

I'm going to the lake for a few days, and since I won't be posting. I'm leaving this blog candy for you all.

Here's what the lucky winner will receive:

5 Copic Marks--E33, E35, E57, B02, 100
Karen Foster Designs tags
Snag'em stamps hot chocolate
Clear stamps Queen for a day
Rebecca Sower Designs Nostalgiques Stickers
Valentine tags
JoAnn Craft Essentials Embellishment Kit
Prima Clear Stamp
Craft Lounge School Stamp set
Cloud 9 Chipboard stickers
Cuttlebug Clockworks folder
2 chipboard albums--star and heart shapes
10 Hanglar Stanglar images

How do you win this loot?

1. Become a follower and comment. You'll get one entry.
2. Post my candy pic and link it back to my blog, on your blog. Tell me you did
so, with a link to your post and you'll get one entry.

I'll make the draw on August 13--the lucky day! Good luck, everyone.


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Copic Markers in Canada

Here's a heads up for those of us in Canada who love Copic markers. My local LSS will be opening her online store on September 1, and her markers will be selling for $5.99 CDN!

Keep your eyes peeled here, as I'll make the big announcement on Sept 1--including a link to her store.

You really can't beat that price.