Sunday, December 30, 2012

Let's Skate

This week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge it is all about using doilies.
They really can make your project so feminine and add texture too.
Our fab sponsor this week is Meljen's Designs - they have adorable images!!
 The Creative Details:
Image by Diane Carubia at Squigglefly
Colors: Copic Markers
Embellishments: doily, sparkle snowflakes, gems, rickrack
Tools: embossing pad, die cut

The Challenges
ATCs and Cards with Attitude - anything goes/celebrate
Catch the Bug - Christmas or winter
Crafts and Me - winter
Crafty Mess - sparkle and bling
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes
Digital Tuesday - layers
Inky Impressions - sparkle
Milk Coffee - winter holiday
Paper Make-up - anything goes with a digi
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - anything goes
Simon Says - anything goes
Stamp - n - Doodle - anything goes
Shopping our Stash - winter but not Christmas (stash - doily)
Sweet and Sassy - favorite colors
Tuesday Alchemy - anything goes

Stay Warm Harted,
Elizabeth

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Joy

The challenge this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge
is embossing dry or heat - your choice!! For my project I used a
snowflake embossing pad to highlight this cute holly fairy.
Check us out this week and we have a fabulous prize as usual.
The Creative Details
Image: Mo Manning
Colors; Copics in robins egg, leaf green, holly, sand, cashmere, milky white
Embellishments:sheer and satin ribbons, pearls, glittler, snowflakes, gems,
Tools; Snowflake embossing pad, leaf punch

The Challenges
Atcs and Cards with Atttitude - anything goes
Aud Sentiments - any sentiment
Bronte and Bella - favorite Mo card
Card Mania - snowflakes
Crafty Sentiment - glitter
Crafts 4 Eternity - Merry Christmas
Craft Us Crazy - Christmas
Christmas Sweet Stampin  - anything goes
Creative Inspiration Paint - inspired by Christmas
Cupcake Craftroom - Christmas
Digital Tuesday - layers
Digi Designs - Christmas
Fab n' Funky - ribbon or lace
Great Impressions- Anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu - anything goes
Eureka Stamps - Christmas spirit
House of Gilli - add sparkle
Incy Wincy - holly or mistletoe
Inky Impressions - sparkle
LadyBug Crafts - anything goes at Christmas
Lady Anne's/vickie's Challenges - anything goes
Milk Coffee Challenge - Christmas or winter holiday
Paper Playtime - winter fun
Penny's Paper Crafty - Christmas
Really Reasonable Ribbon - anything goes plus ribbon
Simon Says Stamp - Merry Christmas
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - anything goes

Stay Warm Harted
Happy Holidays
Elizabeth

Monday, December 17, 2012

Fairy Merry Christmas

This week at Squigglefly our challenge is to "tell me something."  Use a sentiment.
There are lots of sentiments at the Squigglefly but this particular digital set comes with this cute "fairy merry Christmas" saying. Its part of our the new collection of releases at Squigglefly this month. 
The Creative Details:
Image: Fawn Palmer at Squigglefly
Colors: Copics in leaf green strong red, sand, vanilla pink
Embellishments: santa hat, glitter, snowflake, gems
Tools: punches/Technique - paper piecing

The Challenges:
A & T/ Emerald Faeries - Christmas
Bearly Mine - anything goes
Crafting for all Seasons - red, green and sparkle
Crafty Hazelnut - anything for Christmas
Bunny Zoe - celebrate
Divas by Design - use some red
Dream Valley - Christmas
Kaboodle Doodle - happy holiday
Perfect Sentiment - Christmas with a sentiment
Paper Pretties - Christmas
Paper Make-up - that's a wrap
Pixie Dust - traditional Christmas colors
Songbird - merry Christmas
Squirrel and the Fox - Christmas

Stay Warm Harted,
Elizabeth

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Quirky Snow Girl

The Pile it On Challenge is still on for this month - just have to "pile on" the embellishments. We hope to see your project soon! And, the prize is a great gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp!!

Here is my mid-challenge post ---an adorable snow girl surrounded by festive Christmas trees and fun. 
She is from the "quirky" snowman set from Doodle Pantry - check her out now because they have a great sale going on this month!
The Creative Details:
Image: Doodle Pantry
Colors: Copic Markers
Embellishments: glitter trees, ribbon, gems, glitter
Tool; scalloped border punch

The Challenges:
Allsorts - a christmas tree
Crafts 4 Eternity - blingtastic
Crafty Calendar - white Christmas
Can You Digi it - inspiration photo/winter
Craft us Crazy - looking like winter or Christmas
Eclectic Ellapu - anything goes
Fairy Tale - a Christmas tree
Great Impressions - anything goes
Little Miss Muffet - Christmas related
Jingle Belles - winter holiday
QKR Stampede - snowmen
Natalie and Amy - winter wishes
Send a Smile to Kids - winter fun
Sparkles Christmas - buttons or bows
Winter Wonderland - use a Christmas tree

Stay Warm Harted,
Elizabeth

Tis the Season

This week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge we simply want you to make a Christmas card. I decided to create a different card and used a tee-pee template to create this fun card.
We have two fabulous sponsors this week - Marker Pro with a $15 gift certificate
and Bugaboo with 7 free digis!! 
The Creative Details:
Image: Gingerloft Designs
Colors:Copic Markers in crimson, cool shadow and willow
Embellishments; textured snow, ribbon, gems, holly stickers, glitter
Tool:punches

The Challenges:
ATCs and Cards with Attitude - anything goes
Crafty Calendar - White Christmas
Crafting for all Seasons - red, green and sparkle
Catch the Bug - bingo
Come and Get It - Christmas
Crafts for eternity - bling tastic
CRAFT - winter
Dream Valley - Christmas
Forever Friends - Christmas card
Eureka Stamps - sparkle and shine
Lexi's Creations - snow
Love to Create - anything goes
Paper Make-up Stamps - sparkle
Perfect Sentiments - Christmas and sentiment
Simon Says Stamp - favorite tool (scalloped punch)
Stamp n' Doodle - something unusual
Really Reasonable Ribbon - anything goes plus ribbon
Tuesday Alchemy - anything goes

Stay Warm Harted,
Happy Holiday,
Elizabeth

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Howdy Snowman

I get many sweet gifts during the holidays from my students.
 Making thank you cards for the boys has always been a bit of a challenge - then I got this fabulous cowboy snowman from Doodle Pantry and my problem has been solved!.
The Creative Details:
Image - Doodle Pantry (check out the Dec. sale!!)
Colors: Copic markers; in cool shadow, powder blue, strong red, olive, sand
Embellishments: liquid pearls, glitter, gems, snowflake sticker
Tools: corner punch

The Challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - snowflake
Creative Craft Challenge - humorous
Guylou's - snow happy
Here Come the Boys - anything goes
Lexi's Creations - snow
Mema's- anything
Penny's Paper Crafty - new (image)
QKR - snowmen
Raise the Bar - let it snow
Red Carpet - snowman
Stampin for the Weekend - let it snow
Speedy and Friends - snow
Victorine - nontraditional Christmas

Stay Warm Harted
Happy Holidays,
Elizabeth

Monday, December 10, 2012

Holiday Candle Glow

I love this candle image and I think it makes a perfect Christmas card!
Creative Details:
Image: Stamps by Judith
Sentiment: Simon Says
Colors: Copic Markers
Embellishments: Jeweled brads, sheer ribbon,. glitter
Tools: Corner punch

The Challenges:
Aud Sentiments - anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes
Crafty Boots - Christmas
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas
Craft Us Crazy - Christmas
Crazy 4 Challenges - a favorite holiday stamp                     
Hiding in My Craftroom - superscraps
Eureka Stamps - sparkle and shine
Kaboodle Doodles - red
Love to Create- anything goes
Forever Friends - Christmas cards
Make it Monday - anything goes
Paper Pretties - red, green and whatever
Ribbon Girls - Christmas
Speedy and Friends - red and green
Sweet Stampin - dies and punches
Totally Stampalicious - anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy - use up your stash (ribbon)

Stay Warm Harted,
Elizabeth

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Gingerbread Man

If there's a gingerbread man around you know it must be Christmas.
I love this little cute gingerbread man from Gingerloft Designs.
And, our theme this week from the Gingerloft Challenge is Christmas.
The Creative Details
Image: Gingerloft Designs
Colors: Copic Markers sand, sepia, dull ivory, crimson
Embellishments: burlap, gems, buttons, flower, ribbon, stickles, liquid pearls
Tools: Leaf punch
Die: scalloped circle

The Challenges
Belli Challenge - something sweet
Cupcake Craftroom - Christmas
Crafty Bloggers - anything goes
Craft Us Crazy - Christmas
Critter Sketch - Christmas
Daisy Doodle - anything goes
Delightful Challenge - Christmas
Dream Valley - Christmas
LadyBug Crafts - Christmas
Love to Create - holiday cheer
My Craft Spot - merry Christmas
PaperMake-up - tic/tac/toe
Paper Pretties - Christmas inspired
PaperPlay - Christmas
Paper Playtime - Christmas colors
Paper Pretties - ribbon
Pattie's Creations - Christmas card
Robyn's Fetish - Christmas Cards
Shelly's - Christmas
Sweet n' Sassy - Christmas
Stamping Boutique - holiday cards
Whimsy Inspiration - festive

Stay Warm Harted,
Elizabeth

Dry Erase Board

Our theme this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge is "anything but a card."
This is a dry erase board that I made from an acrylic board by Clear Scraps. I stamped it with blue ink from Staz-on, added liquid pearls, glitter, a bow and flowers. I also frosted the edges with a soft pink ink from Stat On.  I printed the name on paper and attached to back. I have made a group of these dry erase boards for special friends of my college -age daughter. When giving as a gift, I include a clear acrylic stand that I found at the Container Store and also a dry erase pen.

Let's see what special project you can come up with this week - our sponsor is Marianne Designs!
The Creative Details:
Image - flourish stamp by Heart Felt Creations
Acrylic Board - Clear Scraps
Embellishments: Ribbon, liquid pearls, glitter, flowers, gems
Ink: Staz-on

The Challenges:
Crafty Bloggers - anything goes
Color Q - color inspiration
Daisy Doodle - anything goes
House of Gilli -anything goes
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - blue and white
Papertake Weekly - anything/a gift for Christmas
Penny's Paper Crafty - anything goes
PINspirational - photo inspiration
Raise the Bar - blue and white
Scrap Creations - anything but a card
Stamping with the Dragon - anything goes
Tuesday Alchemy - anything but a card

Stay Warm Harted,
Elizabeth

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Herbs of Life

I love this saying and the fabulous rosemary image from Doodle Pantry.
It's such a great card to send to a friend any time of the year.
The digi set comes with three different sentiments and two versions of rosemary plants.
Be sure to catch the Doodle Pantry Blog Hop December 8 - 9 for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Doodle Pantry store.
The Creative Details:
Image: Doodle Pantry
Sentiment: Doodle Pantry
Colors: Copic Markers in cool shadow, leaf green, willow
Embellishments. black pearls
Tools: Punches

The Challenges:
Avadares - use a digi
Crafty Bloggers - anything goes
Crafty Boots - anything goes
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - clean and simple
Kaboodle Doodles - use a circle
Make it Monday - anything
One Stitch at a Time - anything goes
Papertake weekly - anything goes
Stamp Your Life - anything goes
Stella Says Sketch - sketch
Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes

Stay Warm Harted,
Elizabeth

Monday, December 3, 2012

Bringing home the tree

Squigglefly has the cutest holiday digis! I think this one is just too adorable. 
Our challenge this week at Squigglefly is Winter Wonderland 
and I hope you can join us and use a Squigglefly image too!
The Creative Details:
Image: Fawn Palmer - from Squigglefly
Colors: Copics in cool shadow, napoli yellow, leaf green, willow, manganese blue
Embellishments: gems, silver and white snowflakes, ribbon.
Tools: punches and corner punch

The Challenges:
Barely Mine - blue and silver
Cute Card Thursday - snowflakes
Cupboard Trilogy - Frosty winter
Crafty calendar - white Christmas
Craft Your Passion - snow
Divas By Design - glitter and sparkle
Eureka Stamps - winter
Hiding in My Craftroom - blue and white
LadyBug Crafts - Christmas or winter
Lexi's Creations - Christmas
Love to Create - holiday cheer
Natalie and Amy - Christmas
Oldie But A Goodie - let it snow (oldie is the snowflake stickers)
One Stop Craft - Christmas for the boys
Pause, Dream Enjoy - forgotten stash (snowflakes)
Pixie Dust Studio - winter holiday
QKR - Its looking like Christmas
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Songbird Challenges - shades of blue
Squirrel and the Fox - summer or winter
Stamping Sensations - treemendous
2 Sisters - Christmas Sparkle
Victorine Stamps - blue and white

Stay Warm Harted,
Elizabeth

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Time for the Holidays

Pile it On has a fun and easy challenge lasting the whole month of December. 
Just pile on the embellishments!
Super easy -- and our fabulous prize is a gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp.
The Creative Details:
Image: Elisabeth Bell
Colors: Copics in tender pink, sand, flesh, leaf green, spring green, sepia
Embellishments: glitter, pearls, ribbon, package stickers

The Challenges:
Challenges for Everybody - anything goes
Color Q - color inspiration
CMC Copic Challenge - nontraditional holiday colors
Corrosive Challenge - anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Christmas Chaos
Crafty Hazelnut - make it girlie
Elphine House - non traditional colors
Fussy and Fancy - I love Christmas
Guylou's - Christmas with non traditional colors
Jingle Belles - anything holiday
Lexi's Creations - Christmas
Love to Create - non-traditional Christmas colors
Tuesday Throwdown - lots of layers
Ribbon Girls - Christmas projects
Simon says Stamp - anything goes
Wags n Whiskers - Christmas
Partytime Tuesdays - anything goes
Dream Valley - non traditional Christmas
2 Sisters - Christmas Sparkle

Stay Warm Harted,
Elizabeth

Red and White

We have a beautiful red and white photo inspiration as our challenge this week
at Stamptacular Sunday (see photo below).
And, our prize is a $25 gift certificate to Paper Temptress.


The Creative Details:
Image: Inky Antics
Colors: Copics in strong red and lipstick red
Inks; pine boughs in lettuce green
Embellishments; fairy dust glitter, gems, flowers, ribbon, liquid pearls
Tools: Spellbinders die cut

The Challenges:
Corrosive Challenge - anything goes
Cards Galore - Christmas
Crafty Sentiments - red, white, green
Crafting for All Seasons - use flowers
Crafty Ann's - bird or animal
Crafts and Me - ribbon twine
Delightful Challenges - festively floral
House of Gilli - die cut
My Sheri Crafts - tis the season
Oozak - anything goes plus red
Pixie Dust Studio - winter holiday
Robyn's Fetish - tic tac toe
Tuesday Throwdown - layers
Sparkles Forum - buttons or bows

Stay Warm Harted,
Elizabeth

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Holiday Jar of Sweets

Love the new set of bottles and jars from the December Doodle Pantry release. There are four jars and bottles and they come with sentiments and lids, or stoppers. I filled mine up with some peppermints (also from Doodle Pantry). I like the idea of filling the jars and bottles up with items throughout the year like jelly beans for Easter or some shamrocks for St. Patrick's Day. We don't have a challenge this month but we have a great set of digis free (vintage ornaments) with purchase December 1 - 8. Plus everything is 35% off through December 24 (Wow that is huge!! - check it out)
The Creative Details:
Image: Doodle Pantry (jars and bottles/peppermint)
Sentiment: Doodle Pantry (peppermint)
Colors: Copics in cool shadow and strong red
Embellishments: dotted ribbon, pearls, glitter, bakers twine

The Challenges:
ATCs and Cards with Attitude - anything goes
By the Cute and Girly - red, white and blue
Catch the Bug - anything goes
Challenges for Everybody - anything goes
Corrosive Challenge - anything goes
Crafty Boots - anything goes
Crafts and Me - ribbon or twine
Eclectic Ellapu - sparkle
Jackson's Digitals - color challenge
Lady Anne's Challenges - anything goes
Natalie and Amy - Christmas
Oozak - anything goes plus red
Paper Makeup - Christmas/holiday
Paper Pretties - anything goes
Partytime Tuesdays - anything goes
Playdate Cafe - color inspiration
Stamp Your Life - anything goes
The Crafty Pad - add some glitter
Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
Tuesday Alchemy - anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy - use a digi

Stay Warm Harted,
Elizabeth

Friday, November 30, 2012

Gnome for the Holidays

We have a new artist, Elizabeta Kushner, at Squigglefly and she has some very fun images that will be available on December 1 (this is a little sneak peek) I just adore gnomes - and this one is adorable. Check out more of  her images on Squigglefly and as a special note she gives all her profits to a charity in her native Croatia.
The Creative Details:
Image: Gnome by Elizabeta Kushner at Squigglefly
Colors: Copics in olive, willow, skin white, sand, toner grey and crimson 
Embellishments: ribbon, pearls, mini beads, wooden diecut, white liquid pearls
Techniques:Paper piecing

The Challenges:
ATCs and Cards with Attitude - anything goes
Aud Sentiments - bingo
Christmas Card Challenge - paper piecing
Crimbo Crackers - holiday/Christmas
Crafty Sentiments - red, white and green
Fussy and Fancy - I Love Christmas
Gem of a Challenge - paper piecing
Kaboodle Doodle - stripes or polka dots
Lady Anne's Challenges - anything goes
One Stitch at a Time - fabric, ribbon or lace
Paper Pretties - anything goes
PaperPlay Challenges- green, pink, cream
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes

Stay Warm Harted,
Elizabeth

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Last Pumpkin

The Leaves and Pumpkins are now making way for the winter snow. So, this time at the
Gingerloft Challenge we have as our theme "Leaves."
I decided to pair my leaves with my last pumpkin of the season.
The Creative Details for Last Pumpkin of the Season:
Image: Gingerloft Designs
Colors: Copics in orange, apricot, leaf green, willow, sand
Embellishments: Acorn stickers, ribbon, brads, leaf stickers
Tools; circle punch, border punch

The Challenges:
Celebrate the Occasion - use a pumpkin
Crafts and Me - circles
Created with Love - fall
Heck of a Challenge - Autumn shades
Fat Pages/Cards with Attitude - autumn or winter
Incy Wincy - hip to be square
Pattie's Creations - harvest time
Shopping our Stash - leafing it up (leaf stickers)
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - fall
Whoopsi Daisy - die  cuts and punches

Stay Warm Harted,
Elizabeth

Special Friend

Anything but a Christmas card is the challenge this week at the Pile it On Challenge.
Our fabulous sponsor this week is Flonz Stamps --
 they have lots of wonderful vintage images of all types.
The Creative Details:
Image: Flonz Stamps
Colors: Copics in sand, powder blue, flesh
Inks: Marvy Matchables (for sponging technique)
Embellishment: fringe, ribbon, gems, liquid pearls

The Challenges:
Allsorts - bring on some bling
BrownSugar - anything goes
Craft Your Passion  - use scraps
Crafty Ribbons - use at least 2 ribbons
Craft Punked - friends
Loves Rubber Stamps - fun with ribbon
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - anything goes
Stamp n Doodle - anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - thankful for you

Stay Warm Harted,
Elizabeth

Get Cozy

Get Cozy and make a winter scene at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. 
For this week's challenge you will create a card/project with a WINTER SCENE!  You can use a single stamp that is a winter scene BUT…if you create a winter scene all on your own your name will be entered into our drawing THREE times!  Please let us know in your post if the scene you created was an original by you or if it was a stamped image!  Our prize this week is from Saturated Canary!
The Creative Details:
Image: Heartfelt Creations
Colors: Copics in willow, crimson, sand, powder blue, grey
Embellishments: holly sticker, snowman button, moose button
Texture: snow texture, fairy dust, mica chips, liquid pearls

The Challenges:
Bearly Mine - snowflakes
Challenge Up Your Life - first snow
Crafty Ann's - animals
Creatalicious - winter
Fat Pages/Cards with Attitude - autumn or winter
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - winter
Lady Bug Crafts - snowflakes
Oozak - winter vibes
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - anything goes
Stampin for the Weekend - add some texture
The Paper Girls - Christmas or winter
2 Sisters - winter Wonderland
Totally Gorjuss - don't be square

Stay Warm Harted,
Elizabeth

Monday, November 19, 2012

Family Traditions

At Squigglefly the theme is "Giving Thanks."
Join us with your Squigglefly images for this fun challenge. Don't forget Squigglefly has thousands of digi images and fun sentiments too!
The Creative Details:
Image: Fawn Palmer - at Squigglefly Stamps
Colors: Copics in orange, apricot, toner grey, black, willow, flesh
Embellishments: felt turkey, cornstalks, twine, ribbon

The Challenges:
Creative Moments - anything goes
Creative Inspirations Paint - Thanksgiving
Cupcake Inspirations - see photo
Daisy Doodle - Thanksgiving
Digital Tuesday - Thanksgiving
Divas By Design - anything goes
Di's Digis - fall colors
Frosted Designs- photo inspiration
Just us Girls - color inspiration
Lexi's Creations - thanks or Thanksgiving
Loves Rubber Stamps - Thanksgiving
Oldie But a Goodie - anything but Christmas (oldie - felt turkey)
Partytime Tuesday - Thanksgiving
Pixie Dust Studios - Thanksgiving
Sisterhood of Crafters - Thanksgiving
Simon Says Stamp - Thanksgiving
Speedy and Friends - pop it up
Tuesday Throwdown - Thanksgiving
Word Art Wednesday - anything

Stay Warm Harted,
Elizabeth

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Lost Reindeer?

This is a favorite image of mine. 
I love it - Rudolph lost - say it isn't so.
The Creative Details
Image: Jackson's Digital Expressions
Colors: Copics in sepia, mustard, crimson, grey
Embellishments: ribbon, glitter, gems

The Challenges:
Cards for Men - anything goes
Crafty Catz - let's sparkle
Crafty Pad - Christmas
Crafty Sentiment - Christmas
DL Art - anything goes
LEJ Designs - seasons greetings
Little Claires - Christmas
One Stitch at a Time - use a digi
Paper Creators - Christmas
Sparkles Forum - Christmas is coming
Squirrel and the Fox - anything goes
Sweet and Sassy - shaped card/not square
Through the Craftroom Door - anything
Victorine - anything Christmas
Whimsy Inspirations - traditional Christmas Colors

Stay Warm Harted,
Elizabeth

Holiday Cheer

At the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge we have a fun recipe theme this week.
 Ribbon or twine, pearls or gems, and dies or punches! 
 Oh…and don’t forget to STAMP!     
Our wonderful sponsors this week are Wild Orchid Crafts and Bugaboo Stamps
The Creative Details:
Image: Stamping Bella
Colors: Copics in sand, sepia, milky white, leaf green, powder blue
Embellishments: ribbon, pearls, poinsettia stickers, glitter
Tools;:corner cutter, border punch

The Challenges:
Great Impressions - holidays
Color Me Creative - all about kids
Crafty Ann's - tic, tac, toe
Crafty Pad - Christmas
Craftroom Challenge - die cuts
Crafty Bloggers Network - Christmas
Crafty Sentiments - Christmas
Creative Moments - anything goes
Desert Island - check list (1, 2, 9, 19)
Divas By Design - anything goes
Lady Anne's - use a stamp
LEJ Designs - seasons greetings
Penny's Paper Crafty - anything goes
Perfect Sentiment - holiday sentiment and use your scraps
Squirrel and the Fox - anything goes
Simply Create Too - Use your stash
Stampin with the Dragon - so cute

Stay Warm Harted,
Elizabeth

Monday, November 12, 2012

Little Reindeer

Oh How I adore this baby reindeer from Doodle Pantry.
He comes in a fabulous digi set with cute sentiments!
Had to add the cute snowflake and some glitter dust too!
The Creative Details
Image: Doodle Pantry
Embellishments: gems, snowflakes, ribbon, liquid pearls,fairy dust
Tools: Punches

The Challenges:
Allsorts - young at heart
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - winter
Catch the Bug - things with tails
Christmas Stampin All Year Long - anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's - Christmas card for boy or man
Crafty Bloggers - Christmas
Dream Valley - anything goes
Forever Friends - ribbon or twine
Hiding in my Craftroom - use scraps
Joanna Sheen - cold and frosty
Lady Anne - anything goes
One Stop Craft Challenge - anything goes
Ribbon Girls - add sparkle plus ribbon
Robyn's Fetish - anything goes
2 Sisters - fav. Christmas stamp
Sweet Stampin - anything goes
The Pink Elephant - punches and dies
There She Goes - let it snow
Totally Stamplicious - some bling

Stay Warm Harted,
Elizabeth

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Giving Thanks

Let's be Thankful. 
That is the theme this week at the Pile it On Challenge.
Our fabulous sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp!!!
The Creative Details
Image: Penny Black
Colors: Copics in apricot, sand, willow, coral, lavendar
Embellishments: gems, glitter, velvet ribbon
Tools: Die cut

The Challenges:
Aud Sentiments- give thanks
Creative Belli - harvest/fruit
ATCs and Cards with Attitude - add a sentiment
Di's Digis - fall colors
DL ARt - Thanksgiving
Eureka Stamps - thanksgiving
Incy Wincy - giving thanks
Lady Anne - anything goes
LEJ - die cuts or punches
Paper Playtime - autumn colors
Pause, Dream , Enjoy - food or beverages
Penny Black - any die
Ribbon Carousel - give thanks/fall
Scrappy Frogs - give thanks
Sentimental Sunday - thanks or Thanksgiving
WordArt - give thanks

Stay Warm Harted,
Elizabeth

Apple Tilda

It's all about Tilda this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.
And, of course, our fabulous sponsors are --
Whimsy Stamps!!
Bunny Zoe Crafts!!
The Creative Details:
Image: Magnolia (apple Tilda)
Colors: leaf green, willow, vanilla pink, fruit punch, strong red, tan, sepia
Embellishments: resin apple, lace, gems, glitter

The Challenges:
Allsorts - young at heart
Bearly Mine - anything  goes
Crafts and Me - red
Crafty Creations - no flowers
CMC Copic Challenge - a child
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Divas by Design - cute
Kaboodle Doodle - anything goes
One Stop Craft Challenge - anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - food
My Heart Pieces - anything cute
Sweet Stampin - anything goes

Stay Warm Harted,
Elizabeth

Whispering Tree

The challenge at Gingerloft  is "add a touch of gold."
This could mean you color something gold. add some gold ribbon or use gold paper. 
The winner will receive their choice of digital images from Gingerloft Designs.
The Creative Details:
Image and Sentiment: Gingerloft Designs
Colors: Alcohol Inks used on the background paper
Embellishments: gold ribbon, glitter photo corner

The Challenges:
ABC - 3 in a row
Crafty Creations - no flowers
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes
Do You Stack Up - trees
Lady Anne - sentiment and anything goes
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - fall
Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes

Stay Warm Harted,
Elizabeth

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Raccoon Santa

Love this silly little raccoon from Doodle Pantry
 as he celebrates in his own Santa Hat. He comes in an adorable digi set with cute sentiments too!
The Creative Details:
Image: Doodle Pantry
Embellishments: ribbon, pearls, stickles, flowers, gems
Tools: die cut frame

The Challenges:
Can You Digi It - fav animal
Catch the Bug - anything goes
Clear it Out - use a red stash item (flowers)
Clearly I Stamp - critters
Crafts and Me - reds
Craft Us Crazy - fav. holiday colors
Divas By design - cute
Forever Friends - anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes
My heart Pieces - anything cute
Penny's paper Crafty - lots of layers
Platypus Creek Digis - red and white
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Christmas plus ribbon
Send a Smile 4 Kids - happy holidays
Stamp n' Doodle - use a digi
Southern Girls - Christmas
Whimsy Inspiration - traditional Christmas colors

Stay Warm Harted,
Elizabeth

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Poinsettia Pretty

I love Poinsettias - in any of their gorgeous colors!
Here is a new Poinsettia release from Doodle Pantry with fabulous sentiments too. I love all the detail on this image and cut the edges of some of the petals to pull them up for more dimension.
Don't forget Doodle Pantry has a gift digital set with purchase this part of this month.
The Creative Details
Image and Sentiment - Doodle Pantry
Colors: Copics in cheery pink, tender pink, shadow pink, leaf green , willow
Embellishments: glitter liner, black liquid pearls, pearls, ribbon
Tools; Die cut overlay

The Challenges
Avadares - Christmas
Cards by Lady Anne - use a sentiment
Christmas Stampin All Year Long - Christmas
Crafty Ann's - Christmas
Crafty Pad - anything goes
Crafty Bloggers - Christmas
Dream Valley - glitter and bling
Great Impressions - holidays
PaperTake Weekly - anything goes
Oh la la - Christmas
Natalie and Amy - fav. colors
Really Reasonable Ribbon - winter holiday and ribbon
Ribbon Girls - sparkle
Scrap Creations - digi creations
Sweet stamps - Christmas
Whoopsi Daisy - Christmas

Stay Warm Harted,
Elizabeth

Monday, November 5, 2012

Holiday Angel

Our challenge this week at Squigglefly (home to over 2,000 digis) is "Ribbon or Bows."
I used this beautiful image from Inger Harding to create this inspiration card.
The Creative Details:
Image. Candle Angel by Inger Harding at Squigglefly
Colors; Copics in shadow pink, pale lavender, lilac, cool shadow, opal, skin white, cashmere
Embellishment: ribbon, stickles glitter, buttons

The Challenges:
Card and Scrap - make a Christmas card
Christmas Stampin All Year Long -anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - color challenge
Crafty Ribbons - Christmas
Crafty Ann's  - Christmas
Desert Island - vintage, ribbon, sentiment
Divas by Design - Holiday festive
Hiding in my Craftroom - fav.colors
Hooked on Crafts - no red or green Christmas
Inky Impressions- lots of layers
Mema's- anything goes/winter theme
My Heart Pieces - use ribbon
Make it Monday - anything goes plus a comment
Nutcrafters - ribbon or twine
One Stitch at a Time - anything goes
Perfect Sentiment - Pink Christmas
Really Reasonable Ribbon - ribbon and winter holiday
2 Sisters - pastel Christmas
Sentimental Sunday - dimension
Sparkles Forum - contemporary colors
Sweet Stampin - glitter
There's Magic in the Air - pink
Totally Gorjuss - anything goes with a button
Whoopsi Daisy - Christmas
Wordart Wednesday - anything goes/uplifting

Stay Warm Harted,
Elizabeth

Sunday, November 4, 2012

So thankful

Its a sketch Challenge this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.
Our sponsor this week with a great prize is Marianne Designs. are


The Creative Details:
Image: Sassy Cheryl
Colors: Copics in tahitian blue, powder blue, sand, apricot, flesh, pink vanilla
Embellishments: pearls, glitter, fringe ribbon

The Challenges:
Anything Goes Challenge - anything goes
ATCs and Cards with Attitude - add a sentiment
Catch the Bug - anything goes
CMC Copic Challenge - touch of orange
Crafty Pad - anything goes
Cupcake Craft Challenges - pumpkin or a witch
Digi Makeover - layers
Jackson's Digitials - anything goes
Great Impressions - holidays
QKR Stampede - giving thanks
Inky Impressions -layers
LEJ Designs - anything goes
Love to Create - layers
Raise the Bar - anything goes
Stampin Sisters in Christ - thankfullness
Tammy's Scrappin Corner - anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes
Paper Play - thanks
Party Time Tuesday - anything goes
Sassy Studio - thankful
Unique Crafters - sugar and spice

Stay Warm Harted,
Elizabeth