Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Snow Day

Hi Guys!
Well I didn't think I'd get chance to play with the freebie Mo put up in her shop yesterday but I had an hour or so and grabbed it. Whenever Mo puts a freebie up the next thing you know there's a thousand cards in Blogland  with that image and if you don't get yours up fast you'll never want to see it again. lol

Papers: My Minds Eye
Image: Mo Manning
Button: Sew Sweet
Ribbon: From stash
brad: from stash

Kaboodle Doodles - "Bundle Up for Winter"
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Stamp with Fun - Stitching (real/faux)
Divas by Design -  anything goes
Fab 'n' Funky -Anything goes
My Mum's Craft shop -  Keeping warm
Paper Shelter Challenge -  anything goes

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Bunny Zoe Sale

Hi All!
Just a little quickie post to let you know that Bunny Zoe's is having a 25% off sale on all Magnolia stamps.
You can check it out here.
Happy Shopping!

Monday, November 28, 2011

True Love Always

Hi All!
Well isn't this is a strange card! lol.
 Not sure what happened but that white space is glaring at me like halogen  headlights. Eek! Turn em off! 
See, this is what comes of working on a card in the last half hour before bedtime. You think all is well and go to bed. The next day you wake up and glance over at the table, stop short and what the.....what was I thinking? lol
 Oh well, its not that bad really just different.
It's an anniversary card for a friend so I hope she likes different. If she doesn't it will give her a chance to practice polite.:-D

Image: Marianne D
Colors: Lyra Rembrant and Prismacolors
Papers: My Minds Eye
Ribbon: From stash

Cupcake Craft - "Let's get Krafty"
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs -  Use Kraft Card Stock
Sweet Stampin -  Punches and Dies

I hope you all have an awesome day!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Irma and Vieno

Hi Guys!
Is anyone buried in snow yet?
None here in NC, its balmy and warm. But I thought I'd "play winter" with today's card which I made for Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge. there's several options with this week's themes so head over to the challenge blog to check it out.

Image: Mo Manning
Colors: Prismacolor Pencils
Paper: from stash
Sentiment: Whimsy

Partytime Tuesdays -  Snow Us What You've Got
Sassy Cheryl's  Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash - Winter
Kaboodle Doodles - "Baby It`s Cold Outside"
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Stitching

Have a great weekend!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Expecting A Package?

Hi Everyone!
So this is a little different for me. I've never used one of these pillow boxes before but its kinda cool.
A friend of mine had a little "surprise" and I wanted to cheer her up. I thought this Kraftin Kimmie stamp was funny and sweet at the same time.
Oh! And by the way...just a little fyi, I know there's several of you out there practicing your awesome coloring on kraft skills and I don't want you to get frustrated in the process. I want you to know that there's all kinds of kraft cardstock on the market. If you try one brand/type and have little success, don't automatically assume its your coloring skills. Its most likely the paper. Seriously. I mean that.
This pillow box  looks right and feels right and is almost perfect but is a bit too smooth to get many layers of pencil lead down.  Now, If I had started  practicing my coloring skills with this I would be frustrated. I guess the thing to realize is that people use kraft for many ,many purposes and so there's different kinds of  kraft used for different things.  You need to scout around and find one that's right for you and your project.

For instance, this pillow box came from an online store called the "Kraft Outlet". They do all kinds of Kraft. Boxes, tags, reems etc .If you buy their brown Kraft cardstock its actually  kraft colored cardstock. Perfect for card bases but not for coloring. If you want kraft for coloring you would need to buy their "lunchbag kraft". Just a tip.
Someday I think I'll do a side by side comparison of all the kraft on the market and which ones are best for coloring. That could be fun. In the meantime its just trial and error. 

Pillow box: The Kraft Outlet
Colors: Prismacolors and Lyra Rembrants, paper piecing
Ribbon and gems: from stash
Card candy

Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Stamps R Us -  Bling It On
Gingerloft -Lace, Fabric or Felt
Let`s Ink It Up - Show us your Favourite Technique (crafting with Kraft)
Paper Sundaes - Beautiful Bows
Scrappy Frogs -  Use Kraft Card Stock
The Ribbon Girls - Pink and White
2 Sisters -Let it sparkle
Rogue Redhead Designs  Dress down only one designer paper

Thanks for coming by!

Friday, November 18, 2011

In The Nursery

Hi Guys!
Today I have a card I made just for fun. When I was making the fuzzies for my flocking card a few posts back (Foxy Lady) I made a little too much white so I decided to use the white fluff on this little girl's muff. The rest of the image had already been colored in so it worked out quite perfectly. :-)
As you can see, I also challenged myself to a card with no sewing and no matting. I almost succeeded but couldn't resist a little border around the image.
If you want to see a few ladies who really rock this technique check out Alina, Sandra and Renata.

Image: ADFD
Papers: from stash
Kraft cardstock: Kraft Outlet
Corner flourish: Sizzex

A few challenges:
ADFD: Flocking
4 Crafty Chicks - Paper Piecing
Crafts and Me - simple

Have a great weekend and thanks so much for stopping by to visit!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Winter Friend

Hi All!
This week's challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil is "Winter".
I thought I'd cover a cheapy chipboard notebook I bought at a discount shop.
I'm not sure what I'll use it for, knowing me I'll probably look at it for a couple of months and give it away. :-)
My layout is just a free- form kind of patchwork. Pretty simple. Not much explaining to do here. 

Image: Mo Manning
Colors: Lyras and Prismacolors
Ribbon: form stash
Web Ribbon: Sew Sweet
metal flower: gift
button sticker: K&Co. (I think)
Adhesive Pearls: Recollections

Everybody-Art-Challenge -  Little Present
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge - Anything goes with a Digi 
Karens Doodles - Anything BUT a Card
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Pollycraft - Friends/Friendship
There She Goes - Recipe: A Snowflake AND a Bird  and at Least 1 (one) Kind of Ribbon or a Button.
Whoopsi Daisy   The Colours of Winter
Dream Valley Challenges - Stitching 
Scrappy Frogs - 3W - (2nd week) Use Kraft Card Stock (ends 5th Dec)
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Challenge Up Your Life - Friendship

Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Heard You've been draggin...

Hi there everyone!
So here's my Bunny Zoe card for this month's challenge
Although the challenge this month is Christmas themed, (Anything Xmas with/Pearls) you don't have to do Xmas , as you can see I didn't. (I don't celebrate Christmas). So I just used the and/or Pearl option.
Seems everyone is our congregation is sick right now, can't make get well cards fast enough. I fell in love with this Wild Rose Dragon (though I think she looks dinosaur-like). Look at that face.
Isn't it enough to make you feel better?

Colors: Lyras and Prismacolors, distress ink
Papers: My Minds Eye
Sentiment label: Spellbinder's
Ribbon: From Stash
Poppy sticker button: K&Co (I think)
Lace webbing: Bunny Zoe
Metal corners: Wild Orchid Crafts

Addicted to Stamps Pearls and Lace
Dream Valley Challenges -  Stitching 
Gingerloft - Lace, Fabric or Felt
Let`s Ink It Up - Show us your Favourite Technique 
Penny Black and More  All Creatures Great and Small 
Scrappy Frogs - Use Kraft Card Stock
2 Sisters -  Anything Goes
One Stop Craft - Ribbons and Lace 

I hope you all have a great week!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Foxy Lady

Hi Folks!
So this is a little funny. I was checking A Day For Daisies challenge a few days ago to see what the new theme was. It was "Flocking". I thought, cool. Birds. I like birds.No, flocking as in fuzzies. Noooo! Don't make me do this! I always swore I would not stoop to buying fuzzies in a bottle. Well you'll be glad to know ( I think) that I didn't. I just asked my hubby for some belly button lint.
ROFL. Ok, I didn't do that either. :-)
After politely declining to make a card this week after viewing the challenge, "Sorry. No flocking. Can't do it." Tracy sent me a link on how to make flocking. Thats right. How to make fuzzies. Like I said, our hubbies have it all worked out. (Hey I'm running low on black, can you wear your star wars shirt today?) But no, they want you to get a cheese grater and shred paper to make fuzzies.
Seriously! People think us crafters will do anything!
Well I used the sharp edge of a scissor blade with much the same results.
My daughter was like, "Oooh cool you're making fuzzies!" Yup, Moms are the smartest things evah!

Paper: October Afternoon
Digi: ADFD
Colors: Prismacolors and Lyras
Ruffle: from stash
Little buttons: Home Sew

So have a good look at the tail. Pretty rustic, huh? Like a well loved teddy bear with its fur all nappy. lol
It makes me laugh just looking at it, so thanks Tracy, I needed that!

I am using this card as my project for The Catered Crop this fortnight, which by the way, isn't this fortnight at all, its the last challenge til the new year. Yup. We all are having a break! So nows your chance to play along! And know what else is  ironic,  guess whose card we're casing? Tracy's!! Ding Ding Ding!
See below, she does gorgeous work!!

And here it is:
Papers: Kraft, chipboard
                                                 Colors: kraft, black, white, red, and green
                                   Images: birds, winter scene, hollies and berries, swirls, Christmas
                                                                Ink: pencils, distress ink
                               Tools: embossing folder, die cuts, circle punch, lace and/or scallop edges 
                                                 Miscellaneous: ribbon, pearls, fishtail tags
                                    Techniques: layers and layers, dry embossing, distressing

ADFD: Flocking
2 Sisters -  Anything Goes
Drunken Stampers -  Up in the Air (balloons)
Marks Finest Papers - Your favourite technique (coloring on kraft)
Crafty Catz -- use a digital image
Fashionista Friday - try something new (flocking)
Poodles Parlour -  when I grow up
Lily Pad -  Color Inspiration*

I'll see you all tomorrow with a new Bunny Zoe challenge!

Ooops! Sorry I meant to schedule this for Sunday, but clicked publish instead of post options. Well forget what you've seen til tomorrow!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Snow Day

Hi Guys!
I'm back. Did you miss me? :-D
Todays card features the artwork of Chrissy Armstrong for Wags and Whiskers.
I like the detail of the image and the innocence of the two buddies.

My recipe:
Papers: K&Co and MME
Border Punch: Martha Stewart

C.R.A.F.T. - - Cute
Charisma Cardz - Cutesy Project 
Delightful Challenges - - Snowflakes
Sassy Studio Designs - - Kid`s Cards
Colour Create - Color Inspiration* Turquoise, Deep Pink and Ivory

* my computer is throwing me fits so if you don't hear from me it probably means my computer is smashed to bits and kicked out the back door. :-)
I hope you all have an awesome weekend!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Something Is Missing...

Hi Guys!
I hope you're all doing well. :-)
Today's card was made for this week's challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil:
Fancy Fold
I haven't made an easel card in a while and I guess I felt a little cramped. (big image again). The paper was so perfect I hated to lose sight of any of it so kept the design pretty CAS.
Thought it made a good masculine "Miss you" card.

Image: Mo Manning
Colors: Lyras and Prismacolors
Paper: My Minds Eye (Away We Go)
Sentiment: Printed on computer and handwritten
Brads: Basic Grey


Bearly Mine - One for the boys
Craft Room Challenge - (Must display shop logo to be in draw) - For A Man 
Craft-Room online shop
Digital Tuesday - Anything Goes
ColourQ - #110 Color Challenge*
Bows 'n Berries - CAS 
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes PLUS Brown
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations - Stitching
Stamps R Us -  Masculine

Hugs All,

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