Monday, January 31, 2011

Blog Candy Winner plus 2 others!

The winner of my new 5 stamps is Regena from Butterflies & Flowers
I am also giving away 2 other stamps as bonus candy and they go to:
1. Debra from Twisted Monkey Scraps
2. Detje fromDetjes' creaplek

Congratulations! 

Please send your addresses to me via my email.  Plus put in title of email  Candy Winners.
Thanks so much! 
I will be posting another candy give a way with many spring items in acouple of weeks!  Aren't we tired of winter already!

Guest Designer over at Iris' Challenge Blog

Here is a cute little card that I made for the first of Iris's challenges.  I am a guest designer over there for several upcoming challenges.  Wink Wink Ink is the sponsor for this round.  I just couldn't pass up the opportunity .to use Melanie's cute valentine tree as well as twin Maltese digital images.  I was a designer over at Wink Wink Ink last summer and haven't had the opportunity  to play with some of Melanie's adorable digi's lately.  Why not hop over to Wink Wink Ink and check out her wide variety of off the top wonderful digi's.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Blog Candy 5 new stamps

For this round of blog candy, I have 2 Magnolia stamps, a Cornish Heritage house stamp, Elizabeth Bell Chickadee, and a Sugar Nellie stamp Nellie and Foal.  This blog candy will run through January.  All you have to do is leave a comment and if you aren't already a follower become one!  I will probably add several other candies throughout the month for extras too!  Good Luck!

This post will stay close to the top of my blog.... for newer posts please scroll down!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #88


 For my sketch card for this week, I have used a cute little stamp from the Adorables Collection over at Sugar Nellie.  I just fell in  love with this adorable little girl.  She was colored with copics & glittered with dazzling diamonds from SU.  M y card stocks are from the Valentine Collection at K&Company.  I Added a jewelry dangle complete with heart charms and a locket that really opens.  My hearts were cut out of bazzill cardstocks with my cricut and then crystal lacquer was added to deepen the color.
This weeks sketch...it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Remember to click on the sneak peek button on the side bar for the following weeks sketch each Friday.
"YOUR CHOICE"
Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)
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Our MMSC87 Gold Star Award goes to...

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Our MMSC87 Weekly Bonus Winner is...

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*Our MMSC88 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....

http://www.thebearyscrap.com

The Beary Scrap is an online scrapbooking boutique carrying a little bit of everything for all types of paper crafters at 20% off retail pricing every day! Our stock includes gorgeous papers and embellishments by top manufacturers like Graphic 45, Bo Bunny, My Mind's Eye, and Echo Park. We carry gorgeous German Glass Glitter, Copic markers and Magnolia stamps as well as custom made mulberry papers and unique tear bear patterns. You are sure to find something "beary sweet" for your next project. Come visit our design team blog for loads of fun inspiration and twice-monthly challenges!


Thank you so much Susan for your fabulous prize!!

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**Our January Monthly sponsor is....

http://www.lindystampgang.com/
Click HERE to see the Fantastic Prizes.

Challenges that I am entering:

AI Factory - Anything Goes
Digi Doodles Shop - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
Woodware USA - Anything Goes
Penny's - Anything Goes
Paper Cutz - Anything Goes
Wee Memories - Anything Goes (max 2 entries)
Fairytale Challenge - Flowers
Simply Create - Use Your Punches
Aud's Sentiments - Love Theme
Craft Your Days Away - Love
Bunny Zoes - Love Is In The Air
Lexi's Creations - Valentines
Moving Along With The Times - Sketch and Flowers
Stamp Something - Something Cute
The Crafty Pad - Something Girly
Craft Your Passion - Use 2 Patterned Papers

Creative Card Crew Colors of Your Country & Digital Delights!

 The sponsor for this week's challenge is Digital Delights! Wendy has soooo many adorable images. I have used her heart ladybug stamp. It is soooo cute and was so much fun to color with my copics. I added lots of buttons, bows and flowers along with crystals that go around my spellbinders background.



Inside I added a coordinating ladybug image to my cute Valentine.
My cardstocks are by K&Company and Bazzill.

Challenges that I am entering:
AI Factory - Anything Goes
Digi Doodles Shop - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
Woodware USA - Anything Goes
Penny's - Anything Goes
Paper Cutz - Anything Goes
Wee Memories - Anything Goes (max 2 entries)
Fairytale Challenge - Flowers
Aud's Sentiments - Love Theme
Craft Your Days Away - Love
Bunny Zoes - Love Is In The Air
Lexi's Creations - Valentines
Moving Along With The Times - Flowers
Stamp Something - Something Cute
The Crafty Pad - Something Girly
Craft Your Passion - Use 2 Patterned Papers
Digital Delights - Celebration  :  Love



Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Pixie Cottage Challenge 53 Sketch and or Love Theme


For Wednesday's Pixie Cottage Challenge I made a card using a
adorable Valentine image called Puppy Love by Eileen Gutierrez. 
I colored & shaded  my image with my copics.  My flowers are by Prima and my lovely Valentine chipboard date as well as my cardstocks are by K&company
       Why not join us for this weeks challenge at  The Pixie Cottage!
As always we have 2 parts to the challenge and you can choose either or both to play along with.
We have a fabulous sketch and our theme this week is "Who Do You Love?" which is perfect for your upcoming Valentines Day cards!



As always you can use the sketch or the optional technique or both!
The randomly picked winner will win two stamps of their choice from the Pixie Cottage Collection. The winner and the Top 3 favorites will be announced on the Friday after the challenge ends. 
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Craft Your Days Away - Anything Goes
AI Factory - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Anything Goes
Meljen's - Square or Round Card
Paperplay - Cutie Patootie
Totally Gorjuss - Cuddly
Oldie But A Goodie - Bright and Cheerful
2 Sisters - Flowers
Fairytale Challenge - Flowers
Creative Inspirations Paint - Bling
Phindy's Place - Valentines/For a Loved One
Tuesday Throwdown - Valentine
Wags N Whiskers - With Love
Secret Crafter - With Love
Paper Playtime - Use the Word Love on Your Project
Winter Wonderland - Paws For Thought
Speedy The Cats Friends - Use A Heart
ECP - Use Old Stash (my rhinestones and glittered floral brads)
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Heavy Metal (used brads)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #87


 Wow it is already that time of week again to post for Midnight Madness!  For my card this week, I used a Priscillastyles image called "be mine kitty".  My papers are by KC & company and bazzill..  What a fun image!  My kitty was shaded with my copics.  My trims and bling were from my stash.
This weeks sketch...it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Remember to click on the sneak peek button on the side bar for the following weeks sketch each Friday.
"YOUR CHOICE"
Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)
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Our MMSC86 Gold Star Award goes to...

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Our MMSC86 Weekly Bonus Winner is...

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*Our MMSC weekly Bonus sponsor is.....

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**Our January Monthly sponsor is....
http://www.lindystampgang.com/
Click HERE to see the Fantastic Prizes.

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I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Craft Your Days Away - Anything Goes
AI Factory - Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Anything Goes
Meljen's - Square or Round Card
Paperplay - Cutie Patootie
Stampin B's - Use A Die Cut
Digi's by Phooka - Anything Goes
Dutch Dare - Stitching (Real or Faux)
Raise The Bar - Oh To Be A Kid Again
2 Sisters - Flowers

Fairytale Challenge - Flowers
Crafty Purple Frogs - Use Something New (New Priscillastyles image and the valentine dp)
Wild Orchid - Let's Get Sentimental
Creative Cottage - Something New
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Heart Theme
Fuzzy Wuzzy - Anything Goes (with an Animal image)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Creative Card Crew Challenge More Than One Fold!

DeniseCCMore than one fold Fetish image
 "Puppy Paws"
"Kitty Play"

For my Creative Card Crew card for this week, I used our sponsors images from Robyns Fetish.  On the outside I used Puppy paws and then Kitty play inside of my gate fold card.  My card stocks are by My Minds Eye and Bazzill.  My images were colored and shaded with copics.

For this week's challenge  at the Creative Card Crew we would love to see more than one fold on your cards!  Our sponsor this week is the fantastic Robyn's Fetish
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is
is owned by Robyn Weinrib.  Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

The prize is:
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to offer the winner of this challenge 5 digital stamps
or 4 digital stamps and 1 digital paper set of their choice.
Why not get out those supplies and join us this week for the challenge. 
I would love to stop by and see your creations!

Challenges I am entering:
Creative Cottage - Something New
Dutch Dare - New Beginnings
Simon Says Stamp - New Beginnings
AI Factory - New Beginnings
Ellephantastic - New Beginnings
Cupcake Crafts - Something New
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Something New and Ribbon (new bone brads and new stamp!)
Fab N Funky - Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
Secret Crafter - Tons of Texture 
Fuzzy Wuzzy - Anything Goes (with an Animal image)
Crafty Emma's - All Creatures Great and Small

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #86



For my Midnight Madness design card this week, I used cardstocks from MindsEye and Bazzill.  I colored my sparkly flower with Moonglow's Starburst Stains, Edelweiss Moss Green from our sponsor Lindy's Stamp Gang.  I didn't have any red gemstones so I colored clear ones with my red copic marker.  My image was colored and shaded with my copics too.

This weeks sketch...it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Remember to click on the sneak peek button on the side bar for the following weeks sketch each Friday.
"YOUR CHOICE"
Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)
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Our MMSC85 Gold Star Award goes to...
 46. Jackie Scott 
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Our MMSC85 Remarkables Awards go to...
 2. karin van eijk 

  Congratulations!!
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 The MMSC85 Weekly Bonus Winner is...
 27. Laila   
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*Our MMSC86 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....
https://doodlepantry.com/
I am simply thrilled and so thankful to be able to sponsor The Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge!  Doodle Pantry has a wide variety of whimsical characters as well as realistic scenery, floral images, scriptures and a small selection of digitally pre-colored images.  My digital doodles have a special place in my life, and I enjoy the opportunity to share them with everyone at affordable prices. Laurie
Thank you so much for your wonderful prize Laurie.
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**Our January Monthly sponsor is....
http://www.lindystampgang.com/
Click HERE to see the Fantastic Prizes.
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Why not get those supplies out and join us this week!  I would love to see your artwork!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Creative Cottage - Something New
Dutch Dare - New Beginnings
Simon Says Stamp - New Beginnings
AI Factory - New Beginnings
Ellephantastic - New Beginnings
Cupcake Crafts - Something New
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Something New and Ribbon (new ribbon and new stamp!)
Fab N Funky - Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
2 Sisters - Getting Girly
Secret Crafter - Tons of Texture
Crafty Emma's - All Creatures Great and Small

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Pixie Cottage Sketch #51 and or use punches!



  For my first Pixie Cottage Card for the New Year I am using this adorable Bunny With Roses by Di Carubia Stamp.
I just love the versatility of this stamp from Valentine's to Easter and all of those birthdays and other celebrations too!  My papers were bazzill solids and others from my stash.  My oval spellbinders were used to punch out my frame.  My copics were used for coloring and shading of my image as well as coloring of my flowers.

Why not get out those supplies and follow the sketch or technique and show us your card or project!

To start off the New Year we have a super sketch and wonderful technique challenge!
First we have this super sketch from Adrina for you all:



And in addition to the sketch we have the optional challenge of the "Use Punches" theme on your project. Nearly all card makers use Punches so there is no reason to not join in this week!
As always you can use the sketch or the optional technique or both!
The randomly picked winner will win two stamps of their choice from the Pixie Cottage Collection. The winner and the Top 3 favorites will be announced on the Friday after the challenge ends.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Auds Sentiments - Anything Goes
Fairy Knoll - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Victorine Stamps - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Anything Goes
Frosted Designs - Use a Sentiment
Robyns Fetish - Favorite Technique
Craft Your Days Away - Punch It Out

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #85

For my first design card of the year I decided to make a valentine.  My cute little image was colored with copics and layered with punches from MS.  Papers are by Bazzill and my stash.  
As I kept revisiting my card throughout the week, I found myself wanting to add a sentiment or word.  I finally settled for the word love and had to add a couple more heart rhinestones.  Doesn't everyone like bling?
This weeks sketch...it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Remember to click on the sneak peek button on the side bar for the following weeks sketch each Friday.
"YOUR CHOICE"
Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)
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*Our MMSC weekly Bonus sponsor is.....
http://www.craftbrulee.co.uk/
 At the Craftbrulee website you will find a lot of the things you can use to create wonderful projects - The store is new so it will take a while to fully stock with all the wonderful goodies that you will need to create -they will be stocking handmade items and rubber stamps, kits as well as finished projects and cards. If you do not see what you are looking for or would like place an order please get in touch with Jennifer. Please check back often because new stock will be added daily.
Thank you Jennifer for your wonderful Weekly Prize
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**Our January Monthly sponsor is....
http://www.lindystampgang.com/
Lindy's Stamp Gang is a home-based family business. Created by Lindy Plakinger in 1995 to have an outlet for all the fabulous cartoons running around in her mind. Lindy's Stamp Gang has grown to encompass so much more! In late 1998 she created the first sprays to color your stamping and scrapbooking world.  These products have grown to encompass hundreds of colors, have inspired similar spray products and have become her signature with their deep rich color and generous shimmer!   Sadly, Lindy is no longer with us, but Lindy's Stamp Gang will continue as was her hope and dream. Her husband and daughter took things over and hope to keep her creativity alive through her products.

Lindy lived every day to its fullest and we will always remember her smile, infectious laughter, spunk, sparkle and creativity! So enjoy her products that all contain a little of that laughter and sparkle!

Thank you so much for this AWESOME PRIZE Tracey



I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Alys Sunday Challenge - Anything Goes
Card Makin' Mama's - Anything Goes
Crazy4Challenges - Celebrate Something
  Dutch Dare - New Beginnings - New Romance/Love
Ellephantastic - 'New Beginnings'   New Romance/Love
 Lets Create - "Just a Note"  - Love
Simon Says Stamp - Time to Party/ Celebrate 
 Stamp Something - Glitter

Creative Card Crew Challenge New Beginnings and sponsor by Simon Says!

For my design card for Creative Card Crew & the new year, I made a floral valentine.  I have had this ribbon trim for some time and really wanted to use it.  My flowers are by Prima and my papers are by bazzill and my stash.  I colored my cute image with copics.  I think that I love these Hanglar/Stanglar images because they remind me of my sisters Lizzie Hi doll collection from the 80's!
This week's challenge from The Creative Card Crew is New Beginnings.  Please visit our Sponsor Simon Says for loads of wonderful supplies for your card making creations!
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge #99 - Flowers
Alys Sunday Challenge - Anything Goes
Card Makin' Mama's - Anything Goes
Crazy4Challenges - Celebrate Something
Dutch Dare - New Beginnings
Ellephantastic - 'New Beginnings'
Lets Create - 'Just a Note"  Love Struck 
Simon Says Stamp - Celebrate
Stamp Something - Glitter

Monday, January 3, 2011

The New Midnight Madness Design Team for 2011

Wow I am so proud to be part of the newly formed Senior MMDT.
It is hard to believe that I have been part of this wonderful group of designers since the beginning!
The following designers have been selected for 2011
CHARLOTTE (Senior DT)
DARSIE (Senior DT)
DENISE (Senior DT) Me!
GUNN  (Senior DT)
LINDA (Senior DT)
PHYLLIS (Voting coordinator)
PRISCILLA (Blog owner)
We have also selected the following gals
to be part of the new design team
for a 3 month term.
I am looking forward to getting to know
each of these wonderful designers.
BONNIE
JEN (Sponsoring Coordinator)