Thursday, December 7, 2017

Christmas Pooch - All Dressed Up

Today is the blog release day for four brand new digi stamps from All Dressed Up and each is cuter than the last.  I was given Christmas Pooch to showcase for the launch.  For this image, I flipped the mistletoe sideways from it's original position and then was good to go.  I never quite know what to do with animal fur so I went back to the tried and true dotty shading and in the cartoon world, I suppose it looks like fur.
Be sure to zip on over to the challenge blog and check out what the rest of the team did with the pretty images.
The theme at the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog  is always Anything Goes with the only rule to enter being you use an All Dressed Up image.  If you don't have any, they can be can either be purchased at the All Dressed Up Etsy Shop or downloading one of several cute freebies offered on the blog.
Join us for some fun and wonderful creations at the Facebook Fan PageFacebook Challenge (there is a theme for this one) and there's also a Pinterest page to view some more gorgeousness.
Thanks for stopping by and have a good week!

Fur - E44, E43, E42, E41, N4
Mistletoe - YG99, YG95
Antlers - E57, E55, E53
Sweater - YG17, YG13, YG11
Scarf - YR24, YR23, YR21 and then I added some Clear Wink of Stella
Stamp - All Dressed Up Christmas Pooch
Sentiment - Mama Elephant Jingle Greetings

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Simplicity - Crafty Sentiments Designs

Hi there and welcome to a new challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs and the theme is Anything Goes which is easy peasy, right?
For my card, I used the Simplicity rubber stamp and for a change, used white cardstock as my base.
The image is coloured with Copics and I added a wee tag from the Papertrey Ink Tiny Tag set.  That set and it's corresponding sentiments was one of the best investments ever and I use it time and time again.
Thanks for stopping by and see you in a couple days.
Hair - E57, E55, E53, E42, E5
Grass & leaves - YG17, YG13, YG11; VG97, VG95, VG93, VG91
Skin - E13, E11, E00, E000, R20
Dress - BG13, BG11, BG10
Belt & Bow - N2, Y38, Y35, Y32
Boots - E37, E35, E33
Balloon - RV95, RV93, RV91, RV000
Flowers - R85, R83, R81
Image - Simplicity
Sentiment - Penny Black Sprinkles & Smiles
Tag & Sentiment - Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags die,   Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags sentiment
Little Miss Muffet - #177 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - #186 Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - #57 Anything Goes
Love to Craft - #17 Anything Goes
Colour Crazy - #48 Anything Goes

Friday, December 1, 2017

Squidgy Tags - Stampingbella

 I have been busy making tags but these are not for Christmas but I thought maybe a birthday or any gift.  I always get a charge out of these funny Squidgy Kids from Stampingbella and we all know a wee one who has these little tantrums or shall we say, moments when they 'asserts themselves'.  Most of them do it or try to... they have to test the waters, so to speak.
For this little box, I used the instructions and pattern from Sandie's Tag Box tutorial on Stampingbella.  I made a couple of small changes but it's a great tutorial and she even has the file for Silhouette users.
I made six tags and used the small image from Screamy Suidgy, Grumpy Squidgy, and The Squidgy Who Couldn't.  I used bits of sentiments from those sets plus the 'I Simply Cannot' is from The Chicks Who Couldn't Even.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good week.
Hair - E57, E55, E42, E53, E51; and E47, E44, E42, E40
Dresses & Biws - R89, R85, R83, R81, R00; and B45, B41, B00
Skin - E13, E11, E00, E00
Stamps & Sentiments - Stampingbella  Screamy SuidgyGrumpy Squidgy, and The Squidgy Who Couldn'tThe Chicks Who Couldn't Even
Dies - Simon Says Stamp Stitched Dress Up Tags
Bellarific Friday - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - #177 Anything Goes
Tag You're It - #78
4 Crafty Chicks - #379 Anything Goes

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Shaker Tags - Gerda Steiner Designs

First off, apologies for the 'squeezed in' pics but the photo box I use is very small which is why the edges show.  I did need them to stand up because the glare from the acetate puts all sorts of shine where it shouldn't be.  The colours on the top photo are more true than the lower one but that's what the angle change did.  Not sure why the reindeer colour looks so dark because they are much lighter.

I enjoyed making these but they were so fiddly with creating and cutting all the die layers but in the end, I'm happy enough with them and they will make a nice tie on for gifts.
Thanks for stopping by and have a good week!
Reindeer - E37, E35, E33, E31
Antlers - E55, E53, E51
Hoof - C10, C7, C3
Nose Glow - R20, R00, R000
Image - Gerda Steiner Designs Reindeer & a Tree
Sentiments - The Deck the Halls is from the Reindeer & a Tree set, the others from Paper Smooches
Dies - Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle Tags
Misc - Glossy Accents for the eyes, Stampin Up Microbeads
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes for Christmas
Crafting by Designs - December Anything Goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes + Christmas
A Snowflakes Promise - #46 Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Animals in the Snow

Friday, November 24, 2017

Petunia Gets a Piggyback - Stampingbella

Today's card uses a Stampingbella image called Petunia Gets a Piggy Back.  I've had this stamp for ages and I love the whimsical nature of it.  Bellarific Friday has a colour inspiration for their challenge this week so thought I'd give it a go.

I usually have difficulties with colour themes and did with this one too but I am happy with the end result.  These themes do get me out of my comfort zone which is good but I wobble back and forth so much when choosing paper and colours that I usually spend an unreasonable amount of time doing it.  After I finished colouring the image, I sponged in Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass distress ink and a cardstock cloud template which I found on the internet a long time ago.
I am actually doing a fairly decent job of wading through my stockpile of Bellas.  I have so many and decided I would try to do one per week so they could all see some ink.  (new ones should be coming out soon now!).
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Dress - BV17, BV13, BV11, BV00
Hair - E59, E57, E55, E53, E51
Skin - E13, E11, E00, E000, R20
Piggy - E97, RV42, E95, E93, E01, E00; C7, C6, C3
Grass - YG17, YG13, YG11; YG63, YG61
Stamp & Image - Petunia Gets a Piggy Back
Dies -  MFT Flower & Leaf Trio
Paper - Bo Bunny
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #70 Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - #176 Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - #103 Anything Goes
Love to Craft - #16 Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - Must Use an Image
Crafting with an Attitude - #33 Anything Goes
Bellarific Friday - Colour Inspiration

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Snowman & Friends - Crafty Sentiments Designs

Hi there and I hope all is well with you.  Here we are with November almost gone.  Summer is over, fall is nearly over and winter is coming soon and then brrrr...
Today marks a new challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs and the theme is Baby It's Cold Outside so anything to do with the chilly weather will work.
Details and rules and rules for the challenge can be found on the Challenge Blog and the generous prizes for the winners are:
3 images if the winner used a Crafty Sentiments Designs image; 1 image only for a winner who has not used a Crafty Sentiments Designs image; 1 image for our crafty sentiments favourite.
For the card, I used the Isobel - Snowman & Friends which can be found at the Crafty Sentiments Designs shop.  These images are so cute so go have a peek , you won't be disappointed!  Be sure to pop by the challenge blog as well to check out what the talented ladies on the DT have created.
Thanks for stopping by and have a good week!
Snowman - C3, C1, C0, C00
Nose - E99, E97, E95
Hat - C10, C8, C7, C5, C3
Scarf - B99, B97, B95
Leaves - YG17, YG13, YG11
Berries - R39, R37, R35, R32
Birds - B45, B41, B00, R20
Dies - Cheery Lynn French Pastry, Lawn Fawn Mini Snowflakes
Misc - Stickles, Shabby White Frantage

Friday, November 17, 2017

Fairy Garden House - Stampingbella

Almost the weekend again and yay for that but where is the time going?  It's going to be Christmas soon, then a new year rolling over... whew!  I think the older you get, the faster time flies.
Today's card is one I've always thought I should have on hand and I finally got around to doing one.  It is for someone moving to a new home and it's funny, I've given cards like this in the past but I always bought it, simply because I didn't have one in my card box.
I used Stampingbella's Fairy Garden House and kept it quite simple with just the image, sentiment, a little Frantage and some enamel dots.  I did add some clear Wink of Stella to the flowers.
Have you ever tried Ranger's Liquid Platinum embossing powder?  Wowsa, this stuff is a fabulous colour.  I know my sentiment looks gold but it really is more of a platinum colour and I love it.  Gold seems so bright sometimes but this is my new favourite colour because it's one of those 'just right' shades.  Then my old standby and anyone who knows me knows how much I like the Stampendous Frantage.. I love it but not too much though, just little bits for accent.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
House - E44, E43, E41, E40
Door & Shingles - E37, E35, E33, E31
Chimney - C5, E07, E04
Windows - Y23, Y00, Y000
Flowers - R89, R85, R83, R81, R00
Leaves - YG17, YG13, YG11
Grass - YG67, YG63, YG61
Image & Sentiment - Stampingbella's Fairy Garden House
Misc - Shabby Pink Frantage, Clear Wink of Stella, Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder
Alphabet Challenge - R is for Roses
Colour Crazy - #46 Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - #141 Anything Goes
Jo's Scrapshack - #215 Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - #46 Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - #52 Anything Goes

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Christmas Hair Do - All Dressed Up

I hope you are keeping well and just in case you haven't seen it or been reminded enough, my gosh... Christmas is coming quick!  I'm nearly done my shopping but need to pick up a couple more gift cards and then I am done!
Today marks a new challenge at All Dressed Up Challenge Blog and my choice of digis to use is Christmas Hair Do.  Loved this sweet image as soon as I saw it and couldn't wait to add it to a card. The theme at the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog  is always Anything Goes with the only rule to enter being you use an All Dressed Up image.  If you don't have any, they can be can either be purchased at the All Dressed Up Etsy Shop or downloading one of several cute freebies offered on the blog.
Join us for some fun and wonderful creations at the Facebook Fan PageFacebook Challenge (there is a theme for this one) and there's also a Pinterest page to view some more gorgeousness.
Thanks for stopping by and have a good week!
Hair - E49, E47, E44, E41.  When finished, I stroked Y32 over it to give it a bit more blonde
Antlers -E27, E25, E21
Sweater - BG15, BG13, BG11
Scarf - V17, V15, V11
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20
Image - All Dressed Up Christmas Hair Do
Sentiment - Mama Elephant Jingle Greeting
Dies - Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border
Paper -KaiserCraft - Christmas Wishes
Misc - Stickles, charm from my stash
ABC Christmas - X Marks the Spot; White
Creative Fingers - #141 Anything Goes

Friday, November 10, 2017

Petunia & Penny - Stampingbella

Hi and I hope you are well and all is fine.  I'm afraid it's very close to officially winter here but I've been hoping it's not so.  We got a huge dump of snow the day after Hallowe'en and yesterday was so cold!  I don't like it when it begins this early because it means 5 months of winter and I'm good if winter is only a month... I wish!
Anyway, my card today is Stampingbella's Petunia & Penny Take a Break and I must say, I have always favoured these little pigs.  There's a sketch for this week's Bellarific Friday and I love doing sketches because all the thinking is done for me but for the first time in ages, I made what in my opinion was the ugliest card ever!  I used purple as my main colour and everything that could go wrong did and I just wasn't happy with it so I started over and I am much happier with this one.
Here's the sketch:
Okay, I'm off... I think I'm going to do some baking today, some nice sweet little squares and get a head start on the Christmas baking.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Petunia & Penny - RV42, E95, E93, E01, E00;  C7, C5, C3
Grass & Leaves - YG17, YG13, YG11; YG97, YG95, YG93
Flowers R85, R83, R81
Stamp & Sentiment - Stampingbella's Petunia & Penny Take a Break
Dies - Marianne Craftables Circle & Flower Stitch, Sue Wilson Camelia Open Petals, the tag is a cheap die I purchased off Ebay and there is no name brand on it
Art Impressions - Tag It
Bellarific Friday - Sketch
Crafting With an Attitude - #33 Anything Goes
Hannah & Friends - Animals
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - #8 Anything Goes but must feature a critter
Card Mania - #98 Anything Goes

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Magic Wand - All Dressed Up

New images at All Dressed Up!! There's four new All Dressed Up images for November and they are cute, cute, cute!  For my card, I am given the Magic Wand image to use.  I made the card to give to someone very special for her birthday and I'm hoping she'll like it.
Pop over to check the new images at the Etsy store.  I'm sure you won't be disappointed because they are fabulous!  Also drop by the Challenge Blog to see the pretty projects the design team has created.  
There are two All Dressed Up challenges running right now, the Blog Challenge (ending on the 14th) and the Facebook Challenge  (ends on the last day of the month).
Also, be sure to pop by both challenges to see what the rest of the team have been creating.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great week!
Skin - E13,E11, E00, E000, R20
Hair - E47, E44, E43, E42, E40
Dress & Bows - B95, B91
Wings - B00, YR00, YR21
Stars - YR23, YR21, YR20
Image -  All Dressed Up's  Magic Wand
Sentiment - Penny Black's Sprinkles & Smiles
Dies - My Favorite Things Stitched Edges, My Favorite Things Lucky Stars
Paper - Pion Designs Easter Greetings
Misc - Stickles, enamel dots
Fab n' Funky - Gorgeous Ginham
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - #103 Anything Goes
Love to Craft - #16 November Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - 11-7-17 Anything Goes