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September 30, 2015

Queen of Crazy Hair

This week's challenge at the Crafty Gals Corner is Things with Wings/Mythical Creatures.  I love mythical creatures and what better sponsor to work with for this challenge than Faery Ink!

This is Gabbie Queen of Crazy Hair.  I colored her with Copic markers.  I thought she needed to have a fun color for her crazy hair. =)  She has Wink of Stella clear glitter on the insets of her wings, because all fairies should sparkle!  I added Wink of Stella gold glitter to her pendant and her crown.

Come play in our challenge for a chance to win 3 digital images from Faery Ink.  Click the badge below to hop over to the shop.  You won't stop drooling for days!!

Mod Squad Challenge blog has a things with wings challenge.  Gabbie is going to go show off her sparkly wings there.

Digi Choosday has a Something New challenge and since the crown charm is new, Gabbie is going to go play in that challenge.

Craftin Desert Divas have a things with wings linky party.  Gabbie is going to flit over there and join the party.

Crafty Cardmakers have a make it sparkle challenge.  So Gabbie is going to take her pearls and sparkly wings and show them off in the challenge.

Sassy Studio Designs has a make it fly challenge.  Gabbie is going to fly on over there and play in the challenge.

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Spellbinders Tear Drop Circles dies
Recollections Natural Threads Metal Icons
Wink of Stella in clear and gold
Dress It Up buttons (purple) 
My Mind's Eye Kate & Co button (teal)
Pearls and flower from my stash

September 28, 2015

A Little Voodoo

Today I have a project for you using a new MoonFlower Digital Stamps image called Voodoo Priestess.  She is such a great image for so many things!  You can obviously use her for Halloween, but how about a friend that is having difficulties.  You could use the sentiment, "Just stick to it!"

She is colored with Copic markers.  I went with a black, red, gray combo because I thought it was fitting for a Voodoo Priestess!  The background and frame are Silhouette cut files that are available in the shop.  The background is misted with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist so it has great shimmer, but it is so hard to capture in a picture.  I also used Wink of Stella in gold to color all of the pieces of jewelry and a gold Spica pen to color the candle flames.

You can find all of Andreia's wonderful stamps in the MoonFlower Digtial Stamps shop.  If you join the MoonFlower Digital Stamps group on Facebook, you can find a code for 20% off your purchase this month.  Speaking of the group, we have a monthly challenge running and you can win a digital stamp prize!  Andreia has been known to do a flash giveaway now and then as well.

In addition to winning a free stamp, you can sign up for the newsletter and receive a stamp every month.  Pop over to the website and enter your email address in the form at the bottom of the page.  You will receive a confirmation email, so be sure to confirm to complete the sign up process.  Once you do, you will be able to receive this month's freebie, In the Meadows.  Here is a little preview.  She is gorgeous!

Hope to see you join us in the group so we can see your lovely projects.

Whimsy Stamps has an anything goes or Halloween challenge so the Voodoo Priestess is going to go stick her pins into that challenge.

Artistic Inspirations has an anything goes with a twist of black challenge, so the Voodoo Priestess is going to take her doll and play in that challenge.

MarkerPOP has a Halloween challenge, so the Voodoo Priestess is going to POP in over there and play in the challenge.

Card measures 5.5" 5.5"
Silhouette Card Halloween Cemetery Scene by Samantha Walker
Silhouette Gothic Frame by Jamie Koay
Recollections Flowers
Pearls and ribbon from my stash

September 23, 2015

Got to Sparkle!

Our new challenge at Crafty Gals Corner is Sparkle and Glitter.  We want to see your most sparkly glitter and gems!

One big problem with sparkle is it is SO hard to photograph!  The other big problem with sparkle is that you find it on your face for days!!  I used BBKakes Flower Boy from Stitchy Bear's Digital Outlet and colored him with Copics.  I used a Wink of Stella clear pen to add some glitter to the flowers.  The small glitter heart is a button that I glittered myself.  Just dab your button on a glue pad and glitter away.  The polka dot paper is actually a glitter paper as well.  If you click on the picture you might be able to see it.  Love this kind of glitter!  It is trapped and stays where it is supposed to!  I pulled the legs off of some glitter brads and glued them in the corners.  That way I didn't have to hide the legs on the inside. =)

We have two wonderful sponsors this week.  You can click on the badges to visit the shops and have a look around.

Stamp and Create

with a prize of a $20 gift certificate


Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet

with a prize of a $10 gift certificate

What are you waiting for?!  Break out that glitter and get to work!!

Inky Impressions has a dots and stripes challenge, so this little boy is going to pop over and rock his dots and stripes!

Mod Squad Challenge Blog has a Sprinkle Your Sparkle challenge.  Flower Boy is going to go show off his glitter with the Mod Squad.

The Crafty Addicts have a spots and stripes challenge.  Flower boy is going to show off his spots and stripes at their challenge.

Shopping Our Stash has a Show Us Your Smile challenge.  Flower Boy is going to join all of the smiling projects at the challenge.

Card measures 4.25 ' x 5.5"
Spellbinders Classic Ovals Small
Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals Small
Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals Large
American Crafts Mini Glitter Brads Primaries
Crate Paper Trims - Toybox Collection
Lush by My Mind's Eye button
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
Dress It Up Grandma's Grab Bag Button (large glitter heart)
small heart button and ric rac from my stash

September 17, 2015

Happy Fall!

It is the time of year when the air starts to get a little cooler and I couldn't be happier!  Living in the Florida panhandle makes for some very rough summers!  The humidity can be oppressive.  Fall means the humidity here drops and the temps get a tad cooler.  We were actually able to have our windows open for TWO WHOLE DAYS!  The humidity and temperatures went up yesterday, but that's okay.  Fall is definitely on the way.  Our challenge at Creative Knockouts this week is Happy Fall, Y'all.  We want to see some gorgeous fall makes this week!

I love the colors of fall so I pulled them all out to make my card.  I used Beautiful Song For You from our sponsor, Sami Stamps.  The stamp is colored with Copics of course.  I used a Silhouette cut file for the branch and leaves.  I used a few buttons and ribbon to finish off the card.  Got to have ribbons and buttons!!

Sami Stamps is our fabulous sponsor and you could win a $12 gift certificate for the shop!  Click the badge below to be magically transported to a land with adorable digital stamps!

I can't wait to see all of the fabulous fall colors!

Creative Card Crew have a fall challenge this week, so she is going to sing her song over there.

Dream Valley Challenges has a fall challenge going on so she is going to show her fall colors at that challenge.

Our Crafty Corner has an autumn color challenge, and she is going to visit to see the fall colors.

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
LifeStyle Crafts Nesting Scalloped Circle dies
The Paper Studio button (orange)
ribbon and buttons from my stash

September 16, 2015

Winter Wishes?

Hello everyone!  Honestly, I am not wishing for winter yet.  I am not a fan of winter.  While I think snow is pretty, I can live without all of the headaches it brings.  I am currently living in the Florida panhandle and we actually get a bit chilly in winter, but we don't get snow.  I can live with that. =)  Our challenge this week is Anything Goes at the Crafty Gals Corner.  A challenge that is always a lot of fun and has so many gorgeous entries.

I used Winter Snow Muff Shoujo from Lemon Shortbread for my project.  I colored her with Copic markers and cut her out with my Silhouette Cameo.  Now this little lady is definitely ready for some snow!  I combined some Spellbinders dies to create the snowflake behind her.  The paper is from Nit Wit Collections and is part of their Winter Wishes collection.  I made the small snowflakes by crumpling a piece of tinfoil and flattening it again.  Then I used a sheet of adhesive to attach a piece of card stock weight vellum to the top.  I punched snowflakes out of the sheet and then used them as embellishments.  If you click the picture you should be able to see the texture the tin foil gives.

We have two wonderful sponsors for the challenge this week.  Just click the badges below to pop over to the shops.

Lemon Shortbread

Prize of 3 digital stamps


Paper Nest Dolls

Prize of $20 gift certificate

I am excited to see all of your gorgeous projects in this week's anything goes challenge!

Try It on Tuesday has a metal challenge.  This girl is going to go show off her metal snowflake at that challenge.

Addicted to Stamps has a Make your Mark challenge so this girl is going to take her snow muff and show off her Copic colors.

Card measures 5.5" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Curved Squares dies
Spellbinders Create-a-Flake four dies
Basic Grey button (blue)
Maya Road Frosty Snow Crystal charm
Stampin' Up! Ribbon Cotton
EK Success snowflake punch
Ribbon, button (white), and pearls from my stash

September 15, 2015

Butterfly Wings

Wow!  Where does the time go?!  It is time for another MoonFlower Designs project for me.  This one was inspired by a recent Make it Crafty challenge to enlarge and crop an image and make it the main focus of the card.  I didn't have time to play in the challenge, but I wanted to give it a try.

I thought Ashlee Butterfly Wings was a great image to use for this type of card.  I enlarged her and cropped just a little of the image for a panel for the front of the card.  Then I cropped her just a bit less and printed again to make the base of my card.  I kept the image on the base black and white and colored the image on the panel using Copics.  If you click the image, you can just see the layers.  I embossed a frame around the edge and kept the card CAS.  I used craft foam to pop up the panel to keep it stable.  I am pretty pleased with the way it turned out since I rarely do CAS cards.

You should join us in the MoonFlower group on Facebook.  It is a great place to get some amazing inspiration and sneak peeks of stamps to come.  Andreia has even been known to do a flash giveaway from time to time.  We even have a monthly challenge for a chance to win MoonFlower stamps.  There is a fan page freebie in the files section too, so be sure to check it out.

You can also get a freebie by signing up for the newsletter.  Each month Andreia draws a freebie exclusively for the newsletter.  It doesn't go into the shop until the next freebie comes out.  You can sign up by popping over to the website and entering your email address in the form at the bottom of the page.  Once you submit your email address, be sure to confirm your subscription using the link in the email you receive.  If you don't get the confirmation email, be sure to check your spam folder.  After confirmation, you will receive a link to the current freebie.  It's that easy and then each month on the 15th, you will receive the next gorgeous freebie!  Here is a sneak peek of the next one!

I can tell you that you definitely want to sign up for the email right now!!  You won't be disappointed!

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope to see you join us in the group and the challenge.

Artistic Inspirations has an Anything Goes challenge with a twist of magic.  Ashlee is going to think her thoughts over at that challenge.

Card Mania has a pastels challenge so Ashlee is going to show off her pastels in that challenge.

Crafting with Dragonflies has a Something Magical challenge so Ashlee is going to visit all of the magical creatures in that challenge.

Crafty Friends have a letter "b" challenge.  Ashlee decided since her butterfly wings and her banner begin with "b" she would like to play in the challenge.

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Stampin' Up! Best of Greetings stamp set
Stampin' Up! Banner Framelits dies
The Paper Studio ribbon
Martha Stewart Score Board

September 9, 2015


Hello everyone!  It is time for the next challenge at the Crafty Gals Corner.  This week you get to play Bingo!  Well...I guess it is more like tic tac toe, but you get the idea!  Your project must contain three objects in a line diagonally, horizontally or vertically from the chart below.

This week we are being sponsored by Nikki Burnette.  For my project, I used Telsa.  She is such a fabulous image.  I colored her with Copics.  I actually have two Bingo lines completed with this project: 2+ Layers, Hand Colored Digi, Punches/Die Cuts and Flowers, Buttons, Punches/Die Cuts.   I struggled getting this put together.  For every embellishment I added, I knocked two off!  I was certainly having a fat-fingered moment!  I think it must have been extra humid, because it was taking forever for the glue to dry.  I am not the most patient person and hate using liquid glue, but I have struggled with my glue dots since moving to Florida.  They never seem to hold the embellishments long.  The background and the frame were both cut using my Silhouette Cameo.  The background is a cut file that you can find in the shop here and the frame I made myself.  I welded some gear cut files I found in the shop (here and here) onto a square cut.  I am so happy with the way it turned out.

You can pop over to Nikki's shop and look at all of the wonderful images she has available.  Just click the badge below.

You have a chance to win three digital images from the shop.  It will be hard to narrow it down to three.  I guarantee it!

Come play along!  I can't wait to see what you create for Bingo.

Fan-Tastic Tuesday has an anything goes with the twist of feminine.  Telsa is feeling fabulously feminine and is going to visit the challenge.

Crafty Cardmakers has a flower embellishment challenge, and Telsa is going to show off her flowers in the garden.

Our Crafty Corner has a color inspiration challenge.  Telsa is going to go play in the challenge.

Through the Craft Room Door has an Anything Goes challenge.  Telsa is going to go knock on the door and visit.

Card Measures 5" x 5"
Silhouette Gears & Cogs Overlay by Lizzie Mayne
Silhouette 3 Gears by Lori Whitlock
Silhouette 6 Gears by Lisa Norris
The Paper Studio Micro Roses - Browns
The Paper Studio Antique Buttons
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mini Gears
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Timepieces
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Sprocket Gears
Maya Road Vintage Heart Box key
Chain, crocheted lace, flowers from my stash

September 6, 2015

Anchors Aweigh!

Last week I participated in a fundraiser event called Coloring for Clean Water.  It was to raise funds and awareness of the Ethiopian clean water crisis.  For as little as $3 you can receive a great gift for your donation.  There are 5 digital stamps that were donated by 5 wonderful artists.  A donation of $12 or more will get you all five!  There is a little bit of time left to make your donation and receive these wonderful stamps.  Click the image below to pop over to the donation website.

I have a terrible time making up my mind so I went for it and got all five stamps.  I have used one of them to participate in the coloring competition in the Paper Crafting Support Group on Facebook that hosted the event.

This image is by Julia Spiri.  I only just found this artist and I am hooked!  She has some of the cutest stamps with some wonderful details.  You can find the stamps in her Etsy Shop.  She has also started her brand new challenge blog and I am entering my project in that challenge as well.  The theme is Anything Goes with the twist of something new.  Well...the stamp is new and so is the anchor charm that I used.

I colored the image using Copics.  I colored her starfish earrings using Copic Spica in gold.  I kind of wish I had made it just a smidge bigger, but I think she still turned out okay.  Some of those tiny details had me wishing for a magnifying glass and steadier hands!  I cut her out using my Silhouette Cameo and popped her up on the dies.  You can't tell from the picture, but she really stands out against the navy blue oval.

613 Avenue Create have an anything goes with the twist of creating your own challenge using the chart below.  This little girl and her duck are going to go visit the neighborhood.  My items are image, die cut, solid color paper, buttons and stitching, and ribbon.

Left of Center has a challenge to use mainly red.  This little girl thinks she looks good with all of her red and is going to go play over there.

Time Out Challenges has a Make Your Mark theme.  Since this little girl was colored with Copics, she is going to take some time out over there.

Thanks for stopping by!

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Classic Ovals Small dies
Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals Large Dies
Recollections frosted gems
Stampin' Up! Rose Red ribbon
Basic Grey buttons (red & blue)
Blue Moon Beads anchor charm
Button (white) from my stash

September 5, 2015

It's an Illusion!

Hello everyone!  It is time for another challenge at the Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends.  As always it is anything goes and we have three wonderful sponsors for this challenge.

I had the amazing Blue Sea Illusion from Ching-Chou Kuik to work with.  I think these images are gorgeous, but I have not colored one until now!  They are so intimidating!  I colored her in all blue-green tones with Copics and cut her out using the Silhouette Cameo.  The large blue gem on her forehead started out yellow, but I used a Copic marker to change the color.  I decided on an easel card.  Until recently, I had never made an easel card.  This is my  second one.  They are so easy!  Here is a close up of the bottom part of the easel.  They are a little more difficult to take pictures of.

I had a lot of fun making this project!  Our sponsors for this challenge are:

Ching-Chou Kuik

Prize of 1 image

Flat Friends Boutique

Prize of 5 images


Fresh Brewed Designs

Prize of 3 images

I can't wait to see all of your gorgeous makes!  Good luck to you all!

Allsorts Challenge has a lots of layer challenge.  This lady is going to show off her layers at the challenge.

Crafting With Dragonflies has and under the sea challenge, so she will swim by and say hi!

Bloggers Challenge is to use circles or  ovals this week, so she is going to show off her ovals over there.

Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge has a fancy and feminine challenge.  This lady is feeling fancy and feminine and would like to play in the challenge.

Card measures 5" x 5" when closed
Spellbinders Floral Ovals dies
Silhouette Cameo
Making Memories Tag Curler
The Paper Studio button and sheer ribbon
Recollections flower and pearls
Bead Gallery butterfly bead
Cousin glass bead
Colorbök metal flower
Studio 18 rhinestone
Melted pony beads and wide ribbon from my stash

September 3, 2015

Exciting News and a Little Flower Power

Hello everyone!  I know this post isn't at my usual time and that's because I was selected for the Creative Knockouts Challenge design team!  This post is my first for the team and I am super excited to be working with these wonderful ladies!  So without further ado...

The theme this week is Flower Power and we are being sponsored by Lacy Sunshine.  I used Adele City Girl and colored her with Copics.  I piled on the flowers and the Eiffel Tower is a Silhouette Design Store cut file.

So, again, our sponsor is Lacy Sunshine (click the badge to pop over to the shop).  You have the chance to win 3 digital stamps!

I hope to see all of your gorgeous flowers over on the challenge!

Inspiration Destination has an Anything Goes challenge so Adele is going to take her book and read for a while at the challenge.

Digi Choosday has an In the Pink challenge and Adele just loves her pink.  She is going to go visit and sip some coffee.

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Squares
Silhouette Cameo Eiffel Tower cut file by Loni Stevens
Lush by My Mind's Eye rhinestones
Recollections mulberry flowers
Favorite Findings buttons
Ribbon, pearls, and roses from my stash

September 2, 2015

Hay There!

Another new week...another new challenge!  This theme has one of my favorite elements in it...embossing!!  So let's see your embossed projects.  We have some great prizes up for grabs from our wonderful sponsors.

This week I used Hay Ride from Dee Dee's Digis.  I colored the stamp with Copics,  All of the papers on my card are also included with the digital stamp!  You also get a colored image and 5 sentiments!   And all for $2.50!! How cool is that?!  I wanted to use the leaf paper for one of the hills, but of course it was blue.  So I printed the other two papers.  As I was digging through my scrap stash for a paper for the sky, it hit me!!  Why not use the blue paper?!  So I printed it out and used a cloud embossing folder.  The maple leaves were cut using my Silhouette Cameo.  It was a fun little scene to create.

Our sponsors for this challenge are:

Beccy's Place

Prize of 3 single digital images or 1 digital set.


Dee Dee's Digis

Prize of $15 for the shop

I hope you will join us this week for our challenge!

Shopping Our Stash has a Put a Bird On It challenge this week.  This little crow is going to take a hay ride over there and play in the challenge.

The Paper Shelter has an embossing challenge, so these embossed clouds are going to scud over there and play along.

Crafting for All Seasons has a Tic Tac Toe challenge.  My line is Patterned Paper, Digi image, and faux stitching (the hills are a stitched die and the leaves in the sky).  So my hay wagon is going to roll over and play in that challenge.

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Darice Clouds embossing folder
A Muse Studio Landscape Dies
Silhouette Maple Leaf cutting file
Raffia from my stash