Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sky's the Limit...

Oh darn, isn't he cute?
Who doesn't like koalas?
Its "freebie time" at the Gingerloft Challenge - so come and create with this super cute koala that we have for you..He's FREE!
The Creative Details:
Image: Gingerloft Designs
Colors: copic markers in sand, sepia, cream, grey
Embellishments: wooden buttons, ribbon, bakers twine
Tools - Circle punches

The Challenges:
Catered Crop - "B" (wood buttons)
C.R.A.F.T. - animals
Crafty Sentiment - for a child
Crafts and Me - emboss
Craft Your Day Away - for a Child
Creative Belli - animals
Creative Craft Challenge - animal antics
Cute Card Thursday - animal magic
Daisy Doodles - One for the boys
Divas by design - buttons and/or bows
Di's Digi Designs - animal friends
Inky Impressions - anything goes
Karen's Doodles - something for kids
Pixie Dust - embossing
Ribbon Carousel - anything goes
Send a Smile for Kids - for a boy
Sentimental Sundays - for kids (plus a sentiment)
Scrapbook Sisters - circle - 2 buttons
Shopping our stash - "b" - buttons
Simon Says - anything goes
Poodles Parlour - anything goes
Secret Crafter - cute and fluffy
Totally papercrafts - anything goes
That Craft Place - one for the boys

Reach for the Sky,
Stay Warm Harted,

umbrella ants

Umbrella ants welcome spring at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.
The theme is "Spring Bling." So, get out the glitter and gems.
Out fabulous sponsors this week are:
Doodle Pantry (choice of 3 fab digis) & 7 Kids College Fund ($25 certificate)
The Creative Details:
Image: Doodle Pantry - umbrella ants
Colors:Copic Markers in tender pink, toner grey, sepia, leaf green,
willow, powder blue, crockery blue
Embellishments:Liquid glass, stickles, ribbon, black pearls, gems
Technique: Paper piecing

The Challenges:
Art Impressions - rain or shine
Crafts 4 Eternity - spring
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Crazy for Challenges - paper piecing
Creative Card Crew - ribbon
Cute Card Thursday - animal magic
Delightful Challenge - paper piecing
Delicious Doodles - bingo (gems. ribbon,punch)
Divas By Design - bow
Inky Impressions - anything goes
Just Keep on Crafting - anything goes
Lily Pad - rainy day
PaperCraft Star - anything goes
Poodles Parlour - anything goes
Ribbon Carousel - anything goes
Sassy Cheryl - April showers
Simon Says - anything goes
Stamp and Create - spring
The Paper Players - tic tac toe
Tuesday Throwdown - use sparkle
Totally Papercrafts - anything goes

Stay Dry and Stay Warm Harted,

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Just happy...

Layers (and lots of them) is the challenge at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.
I have oodles of layers on this one. Give it a try.
We have great prizes this week from our sponsors:
Karen's Doodles (supplied cute digi for this card) 
and Marianne Designs!
The Creative Details:
Image: Karen's Doodles ("beat the heat")
Colors: Copic Markers in blush, toner grey, leaf green, lilac, powder blue, crockery blue
Embellishments: gems, liquid glass, doily, flowers, flourishes, ribbon

The Challenges:
Card Mad Fairy - April showers
Clearly Inspired - spring
Crafty Sentiment - use a digi
Crafty Sentiment Monthly - spring creations
Craft Your Passion - die cuts and punch
Delicious Doodles - layers
Digi Designs - animal friends
Digi Doodles - spring showers
Get Hippity with Ippity - april showers
Fairy Fun Friday - flowers
Forever Friends - think pink
Freshly Brewed - tie it up
Lexi's Creations - punches or dies
Mad for Markers - April showers
Paper Play - animal antics
Karen's Doodle - something spring
Pollycraft - cute critter
Ribbon Carousel - get colorful
Robyn's Fetish - pastel colors
Sassy Studio - flowers and flourishes
Scrappers Delight - April showers
Scrap Creations - April showers
Shopping our stash (april showers/used doilies)
Through the Craftroom Door - fav technique (layering and copics)

Stay Warm Harted,

Sparkle & Shine

Yes, it's all about the "sparkle & shine" at Pile it On this week!
Our fabulous sponsor for this week is Some Odd Girl.
The Creative Details:
Image: Some Odd Girl
Colors: Copic Markers in crimson, blush, tender pink, sand, sepia, lilac
Embellishments: Gem borders, buttons, rhinestones, glitter, glitter paper
Tools: diecuts (Nestibilities)

The Challenges:
A & T - Sparkle and Shine
Crafty Emma - button it
Crafty Sentiments - use a digi
Crafts 4 Eternity - something new (buttons)
Craft Your Passion - die cuts and punches
Creative Stamp Friends - bingo (button, dots, flowers)
Creative Belli - children
Fussy and Fancy - dies and punches
Incy Wincy - digis only
Just Some Lines - give a gift of flowers
Lexi creations - punches or dies
Ooh la la - bold and bright
Paper pretties - Create a girl's card
Stampin for the Weekend - sparkle and shine
Shelly's - anything goes
Try it on Tuesday - spots and dots
Whimsy Inspiration - punch or dies

Stay Warm Harted,

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Bloom brightly

It is time for anything goes at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.
With spring upon us I had to make this pretty watering can with a pull out note.
Our sponsors this week are iCopic ($15 certificate) and Bugaboo (7 digis)
So get creative and have some fun with us!
The Creative Details:
Template for 3-D project: Creations by AR
Sentiment: Great Impressions
Embellishments: pink ribbon, green satin ribbon, gems, flowers, stickles

The Challenges:
Aud Sentiments - anything in spring colors
Bunny Zoe - ribbon or twine
Can You Digi It - Secret Garden
Celebrate the Occasion - just because/pink
Crafty Creations - flower power
Craft Your Passion - shaped card
Crafty Sentiment - spring with pastels
Cute Card Thursday - spring flowers
DYSU - glitter/bling
Everybody Art - spring
I Brake for Challenges - anything but a card
Karen's Doodles - spring
Oozak - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - connect to water
Scrap Creations - spring
Scrapbook Sisters - anything goes
Scrappy Frogs - shaped card
Simon Says - April showers bring May flowers
That Craft Place - anything but square
Totally Gorjuss - bling
Wags and Whiskers - anything goes

Stay Warm Harted,


A new challenge at Gingerloft Designs
Black, white and a dash of red!
Winner will receive 3 digis of their choice from Gingerloft.
The Creative Details
Image - Gingerloft Designs
Colors; copic Markers in Crimson red and strong red,cool shadow
Embellishments: howdy brads, buttons, twine bow

The Challenges:
Bunny Zoe's ribbon or twine
Crafter's Companion - 4-legged animals
Crafts and me - embellies with dimension
Crafty Anns - its a man thing
Crafty Catz - use an animal
Creative Bellie - children
Crop Stop - buttons and bows
LadyBug Crafts - different shapes on card
Our Creative Corner - boys and their toys
Paper Pretties - 3 or mote layers
Paper Shelter - buttons and bows
Really Reasonable Ribbon - black & white plus one color
Sassy Cheryl - anything goes
Secret Crafter - men
Shopping our Stash - masculine
Scrapbook Sisters - anything goes
Sparkles Forum - men
Use it Tuesday - anything goes (twine is hoarded item)

Stay Warm Harted,

Monday, April 9, 2012

English Bluebells...

Aren't these Bluebells from Doodle Pantry lovely?
Don't forget the Doodle Pantry challenge - just for entering
(with a Doodle Pantry image) you get a free digi sheet!
The Creative Details:
Image: Doodle Pantry (English Bluebells)
Colors: Copic Markers in cool shadow, powder blue, lilac, blush, leaf green
Embellishments: champagne pearls, butterfly, paper roses, lace, gems

The Challenges:
Catch the Bug - anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - flowers
Chocolate,Coffee and Cards - pearls and lace
C.R.A.F.T. - Easter or spring
Crafty Creations - signs of spring
Crafty Emma - swirls and pearls
Cupcake Craft Challenge  - spring
Flutterby Wednesdays - butterfly
Gem of a Challenge - aquamarine
Great Impressions - lots of flowers
Kaboodles Doodles - new life (flowers)
Karens's Doodles - spring
One Stitch at a Time - use a digi
Oozak - anything goes
Paper Pretties - layers
Pink Elephant -
Prairie Fairy Friday - anything goes
Sassy Studio - 2 patterned papers and embellishments
Scrappy Frog - shaped card
Sugar Creek Hollow - floral (vintage or shabby chic)

Enjoy the Spring!
Stay Warm Harted, 

Sunday, April 8, 2012

April Showers

At the Pile it On Challenge the theme starting April 8 is --Anything with an "S."
So, here is an example of April "Showers."
And, our fab sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp!!
The Creative Details:
Image: Sassy Cheryl's
Colors: Copic Markers in tea rose, toner grey,tender pink, powder blue, leaf green
Embellishments: Flowers (Martha Stewart), ribbon, pearls, liquid glass

The Challenges:
Anything Goes - anything goes
Catch the Bug - anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. - Easter/Spring
Cutie Pie - favorite cute stamp
Digi Doodles - use something new (flowers)
Divas by Design - anything goes
Fashionista - for the girls
Great Impressions - lots of flowers
4 Crafty Chicks - flowers
Inky Impressions - April showers
Little Miss Muffet -spring pastels
Lil Red Wagon - April showers
Oldie but a Goodie  - April showers (oldie - paper)
One Stitch at a time - use a digi
Oozak - anything goes
Paper Pretties - flowers
Paper Craft Star - anything goes
Paper Take Weekly - anything goes
Pollycraft - water
Sassy Cheryl - soft pastels
Southern Girls - include a quote
Sparkles Forum - spring
Totally Papercrafts - bingo (pink, glitter, pearls)

Stay Warm Harted,

Daffodil Day

Its a "photo inspiration" (see below) this week at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.
And, a great opportunity to win a prize from our great sponsor:
Birdie Brown!! (super cute digis)
The Creative Details:
Image - Heartfelt Creations
Colors: Copic Markers in buttercup, napoli yellow, leaf green, willow, blush
Embellishments - ribbon, gems,mounting foam

The Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps - Spring or Easter
Anything Goes - anything goes
Catch the Bug - anything goes
C.R.A.F.T - Easter/Spring
Crafty Creations - spring green
Crazy Challenge - Spring
Fresh Brewed - tie it up
4 Crafty Chicks - flowers
Paper Take Weekly - anything goes
Robin's Fetish - anything goes
Ribbon Carousel - spring
Simon Says- use your fav tool (scissors)
Stamp & Create - Spring
Sparkle Forum - Spring
Whimsy Inspiration - ribbon

Happy Spring,
Stay Warm Harted,

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A birthday hat...

What's more fun than a cute birthday hat from Doodle Pantry.
It's part of their new release this month and includes all sort of
birthday related things. So let's party. 
Creative Details
Image - Doodle Pantry (birthday set)
Colors: Copic Markers, Paper piecing
Embellishments: handmade banner, gems, ribbon

The Challenges:
Alota Rubber Stamps - birthday
Anything Goes - anything goes
Celebrate the Occasion - child's birthday
My Sheri  - birthday
One Stitch at a Time - something new (hat image)
Poodles Parlour - spots and dots
2 Sisters - birthday fun
Simon Says - use your fav tool (scissors)

Put on Your Party Hat.
Stay Warm Harted,

Sunday, April 1, 2012

A bluejay...

Spring - it presents many lovely images including birds.
I love this realistic bluejay -  and  - I just had to watercolor him. 
This image is new from Doodle Pantry this month.
Plus, it comes with some fabulous sentiments.
 There is a 25% off coupon good April 1 - 3.  Plus some ":free with purchase" offers.
The Creative Details:
Image and Sentiment: Doodle Pantry
Colors: watercolors/copic marker for outlining image
Embellishments: pearls, flowers, ferns, mounting foam
Tools: die cut frame (Cricut)

The Challenges:
Catch the Bug - spring
CardMad Fairy - die cuts or punches
Crafty Blogger Network - bird-day
Crafting When we Can - things with wings
Cupcake Craftroom - things with wings
Creative Card Crew - spring
Delicious Doodles - textures
Divas By Design - stamp something
Inky Impressions - flowers
Little Darlings - outside
My Mum's Craft Shop - Stamp it
Paper and Such - spring
Pattie's Creations - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Stamp, Scrap, Doodle - spring
That Craft Place - spring
Throwback Thursday - use a cricut (used "frames")
Try it On Tuesday - spring

Stay Warm Harted,

In the meadow

"Pastels" is the theme this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!
We have a fabulous sponsor this week too!!
Whoopsi Daisy - winner gets choice of four digi sheets! (They are super cute!)

The Creative Details:
Image: A Day for Daisies
Colors: Copic Markers
Die Cut card shape
Green chiffon roses
Antique lace
Stickles glitter
Mounting Foam
Metallic brads

The Challenges:
Crafts 4 Eternity - 3 (purple brads)
Daisy Doodle - spring 
Digital Tuesday - fav color (lilac)
Ditzy Crafty Mess - anything goes
Divas By Design - stamp something
Jellypark - weather
Little Darlings - outside
Little Red wagon - up in the clouds
Pink Elephant - butterflies
Ribbon Carousel - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Whimsy Inspiration - no patterned paper

Stay Warm Harted,

Mini Recipe Book

At Gingerloft our challenge is anything but a card!
I made a little cookbook - great for a hostess gift.
Love the little Gingerloft chef on the front!
Creative Details:
Image: Gingerloft Designs
Colors: Copic Markers in apricot, leaf green, willow, sand, sepia, toner grey, blush
Embellishments: rhinestone brads, gingham ribbon
Techniques: Paper piecing, fussy cutting, foam mounting
Tools: decorative corner rounder

The Challenges:
Cheerful  Stamp Pad - anything goes
Crafty Catz - use a digi
Creative Craft Challenge - anything but a card
Fairy Tales - anything goes
My Mum's Craft Shop - stamp it
Phindy's Place - ribbon
Poodles Parlour - dots
Ribbon Carousel - anything goes
Shopping our Stash - dots
Simon Says - anything goes

Get Cookin'
Stay Warm Harted,