Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Winter Nellie

Here's my card for the Sugar Nellie Challenge this month. The theme is snowflakes.  I hope I've created that feel with my card.

This is my last log post until after Christmas.  I wish you all a wonderful holiday season.  See you soon!

I'm entering this card into these challenges:

Sugar Bowl Challenge
Simon Says Stamp
Creative Belli Blog
Aly's Sunday Sketch
One Stitch at a Time
Papertake weekly Challenge
Gingersnap Creations
Stampfairy Challenge

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Fantasy Card

This is a Mo Manning image called Hanging the Star.  When I saw it I felt that it fit with the challenge at Mo's Challenge blog where the theme is fairy or fantasy.  I'm choosing fantasy because I think that the baby is wishing upon a star. 

I used copic makers (surprise!  LOL). I added lots of bling to it bling.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:

Bronte and Bella Challenge Blog (Mo Manning)
Paperworks Co
Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club
Sundays with Chrissy
Digital Tuesday Challenge
Digi's with Attitude
Stampin for the Weekend
A Spoonful of Sugar

Upcoming Blog Candy

I've just noticed that I have almost 100 followers!  Wow!  When I hit that magic number I'll have some yummy blog candy.  By that time, it should be my 1 year blogaversary, so I'll celebrate both events. Who loves Magnolia stamps?  There just might be one in the candy selection.


Monday, December 20, 2010

Krafty Nurse

I used the image that I chose when I won Top 3 over at Fairy Fun Fridays this week. I was so excited to win, and I knew I had to use the image to enter the next challenge.

This image is called Gilly Nurse.  The challenge this week is to use kraft paper in my card and if you didn't have any kraft paper on hand,use whatever you have that is closest to it. Well, I couldn't find any kraft paper, so I used one that I thought was closest.

Copics were used to color Gilly and I used glossy accents for her glasses again.  I embossed one of the background papers with the Paisley cuttlebug embossing folder. 

I'm entering her into these challenges:

Fairy Fun Fridays
Sketch Saturday
Creative Card Crew
Die Cut Dreams
Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Card Makin' Mama's
Crafty Catz

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Black with a Splash of Yellow

I'm using the last of my favorite black, shiny paper today.  I'm really going to have to get more. I've exhausted the supply in town here, so I'm going to have to go online.  I really love it.

I also finally pulled out a Tilda image. I haven't used one of those in quite a while.  It was good to get her out and give her some color.  I'm playing with a color challenge, that requires you to use black and white mainly, with a splash of yellow.

Here's what I did:

I used my copics, of course. I added some bling using the yellow spica marker as well, on her bow.  I used some circle and scalloped lacey circle dies from Spellbinders to set up the Tilda image.  I added some ribbon and flowers for embellishment. The largest flower is a white Prima flower that I sprayed with Lemon Glimmer Mist. It turned out nicely, don't you think?

This card is also an easel card. Check this view out:

I'm entering this card into these challenges:

Play Date Cafe
Totally Tilda
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge MMSC83


Check it out. There are three prizes....woohoo. This is from the new challenge blog called Do It With Digi's.  It looks like tons of fun and all  the fun starts in January.

Here's one of the goodies that's up for grabs.  You can see the others by visiting the blog here

Creative Cowgirls Blog Hop

Today is the Christmas Blog Hop over at Creative Cowgirl's Challenge Blog.  We're being sponsored by the Prairie Fairy (I just LOVE, Love, Love her work!).   The hop starts here, so be sure to hop along as I know there are gorgeous creations for you to see.

Here's my card:

Of course I used a Prairie Fairy image. Here name is Gilly's Carolling....totally love her attitude!  I used my copics on her and added some glitter to the trim of her coat. I also added some Glossy Accents to her glasses to give them some shine.  I used some spellbinders dies to cut out the background shapes for the image and then embellished with some silver rope.  I used a corner punch for additional embellishment. Lastly, I used flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts to finish off the card.

Be sure to make a comment at every stop on the hop and one on the challenge blog. There are prizes!  Also, if you join along with our Winter/Christmas challenge, please add this badge to your post:

It will enter you in for some CANDY!  YAY!  Nothing better than candy, right?  Here's the first stop on the hop......Ang.

Enjoy the hop!


Cupcake Craft Challenges
Allsorts Challenge Blog
Bunny Zoe's Crafts
CES Challenges
The Pink Elephant
Stamp with Fun
Stampin' for the Weekend
Paper Sundaes
Studio 313
One Stitch at a Time

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Top 3 Award

I was awarded Top 3 over at the Prairie Fairy Fun Friday Challenge! Woohoo!  I'm just so excited!  Thanks for the honor, Prairie Fairy!

The Prairie Fairy has some awesome blog definitely want to become a follower and enter to win. It's awesome!  She's moved back to blogger and is celebrating.

The next challenge at the Fairy Fun Fridays is all about Kraft paper.  Sounds interesting....I'm off to create.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Party Frills Round two

I'm so excited that I made it into round two of the competition over at Sugar Nellie's!  I was honored to be chosen as one of the 12 finalists chosen to move on to round two.  For round two, we can make any card that we like; any style, any color, anything goes.

I've used the Party Frills stamp since the other requirement is to use a stamp from the Simply Sassy line.  Her she is:

I colored her up with my copics. I added some stickles to her frills for some bling. Every girl's gotta have some bling!  I punched out the butterfly using a Martha Stewart punch and added some glitter to it and popped it up on the bench.  I added more bling with the rhinestones on each of the corners of the card. 

Now you'll notice that the card is on it's end. The reason for this that I wanted as much  of the background to show as possible, so turning it on it's end made all the difference. If you look closely, you'll see that the background is woven. I used the basket weave technique to create it. I chose some Prima Fairy paper and cut it into 1/4 inch strips.  Then I wove them all together to create the background. I love the fact that it adds alot of depth to the card. 

Here's a close up of the basket weave:

When I was in Michael's this weekend, I saw this papier mache book and my creativity radar went off full blast! I just knew I had to have it and turn my card into a gift set. I decided to make a matching treasure box for my card. I painted it with acrylic paint, and covered it with pink and green cardstock as well as matching Prima Fairy paper. I cut out the image and the background with spellbinders label dies. I added a Prima butterfly to the front--don't you love those fancy butterflies? I also added some timy roses to the top of the image that I got from Wild Orchid Crafts. The metal corners are from the Dollar Store.

Here's the treasure box:

I hope you like it. Let me know what you think of the set and the basket weave in particular. I'd love to hear from you.

Have a great weekend.


I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Sugar Nellie Round Two
Alphabet Challenge
StampFairy Challenge
Craft Your Days Away
CES Challenges
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenges

Sunday, December 12, 2010

A Crazy Cat Christmas!

I'm on a roll today, in terms of card making. I had one creativity meltdown this afternoon, where what I wanted to do just wasn't working--but I recovered.  I'm sure I'm not the only one who has those's tough. 

I used a Prairie Fairy image found here.  I believe his name is Roocat.  Isn't he just too cute?!  I love the expression on his face.

I colored him with these copics:  E30, E33, R83, YG93, YG97, R27, C3, B26 and B12.  I smeared stickles on the paper that I embossed with the star cuttlebug folder.  I also used stickles on the tree ornaments. The stars were cut out using the spellbinders star die and the cuttlebug star die from glitter paper.  I used liquid applique on the cat's hat and furry slippers.  The patterned paper is from a 6x6 pad of Bo Bunny Christmas paper.

You might want to pop over to see the Prairie Fairy here--she's got blog candy. She's also moved back to her old blog.  It's amazing candy. 
I'm entering him into these challenges:

Fairy Fun Friday Star Challenge
Stampin with the Dragon Challenge 16
Simon Says Stamp
Shirley 2 Girls
Stampin' B's
Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club
Friday Sketchers #132

Now for something a little different.

It's a summer card today.  It's very cold here in Brandon.....-31C this morning and the forecast says tons of snow this week, up to 30cm!  I'm so not looking forward to that.

I thought that a little summer would be nice, so here it is:

I used a Mo Manning image called End of Summer.  It's such a nice image, don't you think?  I used some Prima paper for this card...the colors just really caught my attention.  I added some bling to the girl's shirt with stickles, and some rhinestones to teh scalloped circle I cut out with my spellbinders die.  I colored her up with copics Y11, Y15, E000, E02, E00, E33, E35, R81, R83, R85, YG0, YG05, YG97, and YG93.

I hope you like her.

Mo Manning's Dream Team DT Call
The ABC Challenge  J is for...
Cute Card Thursday Floral Frenzy
Alphabet Challenge G
Some Odd Girl
Flutter By Wednesday

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

White on White

This one is all about texture.  Since it is white on white, with only color on the image, texture is an absolute necessity.

I used various cuttlebug folders to create the texture.  I used my spellbinders die to cut out the image and I popped it up with pop dots.  I colored the image with copics.  The stamp is from Sugar Nellie and is called Party Frills.  She can be found here.

Hope you like her.  I'm entering her in these challenges:

Sugar Nellie Competition Round One
One Stitch at a Time
Moving Along with the Times
Craft Your Days Away

Sunday, December 5, 2010

There's Candy!

The Prairie Fairy has moved back to her old blog.  Check it out, along with the candy.  Also--new images were released today. Wowee!

Creative Cowgirls Sunday Challenge

Happy Sunday morning to everyone. It's a winter wonderland here in Manitoba--we've had tons of snow, so everywhere you look has a Christmas feel. We've got our lights up--I really love lights in the holidays.

Today is the new challenge for the Creative Cowgirls Challenge blog.

Here is the card I made for this week's challenge:

This image is from Tellen's Place, who is our sponsor for this week. You can buy Tellen's images here.

I colored her up with my copics, and I used some copper metal to create the butterflies. I used my martha Stewart punch for those. I used a corner punch in the corners and a spellbinders die for the image and background.

Now for this challenge, Tellen is offering the winner a $10 gift certificate and an image of choice for each of the Top 3.  Isn't that fabulous!    The theme is Anything Goes--so get creating!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Red and Green

Here's another Sugar Nellie image called Little Bear. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it and knew how appropriate it would be for Christmas cards in Manitoba.

I stamped him with momento ink and colored it with my copics. I used some Martha Stewart chunky glitter on the snow at the bottom. I used my cuttlebug snowflake folder for the background and cut out the image with my oval spellbinders. I free hand cut out the red background for the image.

I used flowers and leaves from Wild Orchid Crafts. I colored the pearls red and green with my copic markers as well. I used an EK punch on the inside bottom panel.

I hope you like it.

It's an easel card and here's another couple of views of it:

I'm entering this card in these challenges:

Play Date Cafe
Stamp Something
Paper Romance
Ink Impressions
Elephantastic Challenges

So Sassy

I had my scoring board out and decided to try my hand at a plain and simple card, using scoring lines.

I scored the card every 1/4 of an inch, leaving a strip at the bottom for the sentiment. I added some rhinestones for bling--gotta have bling! My image is from Sugar Nellie and she is called Party Frills. She is a Simply Sassy stamp. I colored her with my copics, cut her out and popped her up on the card. You can get all those Simply Sassy stamps and more at Funky Kits.

Now, you need to check out Sugar Nellie stamps. Apart from having some wonderful stamps, they are also a Scottish company. So close to my heart as that's where my Mom and grandparents are from. I spent a lot of time in Scotland. It's a beautiful country and I'm happy to have found some Scottish stamps. Just wait til you see my Hamish in a kilt!

I'm entering her in the following challenges:

Sugar Nellie Competition Round One
Craft Your Days Away
I Did It Creations
A Crafty Little Place Challenge #66