Sunday, April 28, 2013

Whimsy Guest DT

Hey, I'm back for another kick at the can for the Whimsey guest DT spot.  I would really, really, really love to be a guest DT and it's late and I can't come up with anything more eloquent than that!  Here's my card using a sweet Wee stamps mermaid.  Not sure how well it shows up, but the bubbles have a glossy layer of liquid glass on them, it look really good IRL!



Challenges
Whimsy guest DT spot - Whimsy Inspirations
F for Fantasy - Alphabet Challenge Blog
Die Cuts/Punches - Stampin' for the Weekend
Something Fishy - Delicious Doodles
Anything Goes - Eclectic Ellapu
Celebrations - CMC Copic Group
Fantasy - C.R.A.F.T Challenge


Spring flowers

Whew, two really quick posts tonight as I have to get ready for tomorrow and get myself to bed.  Our phone and internet went down this morning at 8:00am and didn't come back until almost 7:00pm.  Gah, you don't realize how much you use it till it's gone!
This card is for the Cat's Pajamas 'flower' challenge.  Obviously a big challenge for me as it's taken almost a month to come up with something!  I had to use my first and still fave bunny though - love him!



Challenges:
Flowers - The Cat's Pajamas
Think Spring - Scrappy Frogs
Bunnies - Brown Sugar (How apt, my fave animal!)
Perfect papers - Crafts 4 Eternity (I have 4)
Flowers - Docerela Stamps
Birthdays With Bling - Polkadoodles (not sure if you can see it, all the flowers have bling as well as the pink bling)
Use Flowers - The Hybrid Chick

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Helpful bear

Yikes, sorry to be so late with this post - hubby joined Ancestry.com and between him and the kids on Minecraft, I haven't been near the computer.  I think I'm going to have to do some serious bribing to keep my place!
Anyway late as it is, here's my card for the ABC Challenge midweek reminder - Holiday Helpers.  This cute little bear is 'helping' to decorate the tree, and looks suspiciously like my boys when they try and decorate our place.


And now for something completely different...  Just a silly pic to make you smile -  my oldest boy goofing around with our dog.  He makes me shake my head everytime!


Challenges:
Sketch - the Sweetest Thing
Markers - Addicted to Stamps and More
Kraft - Christmas at Sweet Stampin'
Anything Goes - Crafting By Designs
Anything Goes - Penny's Paper Crafty
Anything Goes - Simon Says Stamp

Monday, April 22, 2013

The elephant in the room...

OMG, I have been eyeballing Whipper Snapper stamps for so long, and I finally got around to ordering some.  Why oh why did I wait so long?  I love, love, love them, especially this elephant with his teeny balloon!  I used some fun Bobunny Surprise paper, twine (and yes, I know I used twine exactly the same way on my last card but it was perfect for this one!) and a CTMH sentiment.  FYI - the inside of the card reads "wondering what happened!"


Challenges:
Sketch - Sketch Saturday
Furry Friends - The Squirrel and the Fox (Are elephants furry?)
Anything Goes - Challenges 4 Everybody 
For the boys - Crafty Catz 
Call of the Wild - Created With Love
Cut It Out (dies/punches) - Love to Scrap!
Linky Party - Make It Monday






Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Holiday helpers

Hey, it's a new week and a new challenge at ABC Christmas, and our challenge this week is Holiday Helpers.  The first thing that popped into my mind was elves, but I didn't have any elves, so here's a cute pup 'helping' by laying the table for Christmas dinner!  OK, it's a stretch but he's cute anyway!



EDITED TO ADD - I just realized that I'd listed a few challenges, but not linked up to them, duh!  Anyone else ever do that?

Challenges:
Sketch - Sketchbook Saturday
Tag It - Sparkles Christmas Challenge
Animal Antics - Sisterhood of Crafters
Anything Goes - Addicted to Stamps and More

Monday, April 15, 2013

A little stinker

I was sorting through my rather ridiculous stash of stamps the other day and realized that I have 4 different skunk stamps.  And I've been eyeballing this sweet set from There She Goes.  Is that too many skunks?  And here I thought I had a bunny addiction!
This skunk is from Your Next Stamp my sister got me for Christmas, but the sentiment is from another set I just bought with a skunk on.  Silly me, I threw out the package and now I have no idea what company it is!  The paper is MME Lime Twist I've been hoarding, and the skunk is 3D paper pieced.


   
Inside
Challenges:
Sketch - Retro Sketches
Punches/die cuts - Card Mania
Fave Colour Combo - Bunny Zoe's Crafts (bright!)
Adorable Animals - Craft Your Passion
Cute and Cuddly - Cupcake Craft
Cut It Out (dies/punches) - Love to Scrap
Paper Piecing - The Pink Elephant (my image is coloured and pieced together, not sure if that counts?)
Happy Birthday - Dream Valley

 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

New babies

I have hit the point in my life when I very much enjoy spending time with a baby and then very much enjoy giving it back to it's parents!  My boys are a little older now and I'm not missing the whole diapers-sleepless nights-crying thing.  However, it's still fun to make baby cards, like this one for a co-worker who's waiting for his first baby to arrive.  This stamp from Whipper Snapper is just adorable, and I used the Echo Park Sweet Day paper again cause it had both pink and blue in it.



Challenges:
Sketch - I (heart) Sketches
Pastels - One Stop Craft
Pastels - Sweet Stampin'
Projects with (a) Character - Sarah Hurley
Anything Goes - Challenges 4 Everybody


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

In the Garden

Hi all,  I'm back again with a stamp you may have seen recently - I won a GDT spot at High Hopes and this stamp fit the garden challenge perfectly so here it is again!  Because it's such a large stamp, I kept my card simple, using some scrap paper from my bin and a tiny little thank you tag.


Challenges:
Showers and Flowers - Ribbon Carousel
Animals + Flowers - Twisted Tuesdays
Easter/Spring - Creative Creations
Cats + dogs - Cupcake Craft Challenges
Spring is in the Air - Pretty Little Ribbon Shop


Monday, April 8, 2013

Girly Girl

Hi all, it's a new challenge at Oozak, and a bit of a doozy for me.  Pearls, lace and ribbon!  So lovely and feminine, so not really my style, so the real challenge is to do it my way.  I picked up some lace doilies at a yard sale to use, and then I used some sweet Echo park paper and my Copics of course to make this clean but girly card.
Please excuse the blue on her hand, I was a bit sloppy when I inked the background and I didn't have time to colour her over!


Other Challenges:
Sketch - Sketchy Friday
Spring Colours - Pink Elephant
Girls - Stamp & Fun = Creativity
Coloured Hair - Songbird Challenge Blog
Anything Goes - Marker Pop
Recipe - Love to Scrap! (1 image, 2 pattern papers, 3 or more layers)

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Cluck cluck

Oh how I love me some chickens.  Not the real, smelly, noisy kind but the cute paper crafting kind!  Mind you, the neighbour two houses over has a few real ones that don't seem to be too bad, but I'm pretty sure they don't have balloons!
Using the last of my batch of Penny Black stamps, and I've already started making of list of more...good thing it's my birthday as I will get a little cash to spend!


Challenges:
Sketch - Sketchbook Saturday
Happy Birthday - Dream Valley
Animals - That Craft Place
Animals - Simply Create Too
Spring Colour Recipe - Crafts 4 Eternity (love these springy candy colours!)
Anything Goes - 2 Sisters

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

G is for...

Hey all, it's another week and another new challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge.  This week, the challenge is G is for Guys or Girls.  I decided to use one of may fave gals, Stella from Bugaboo for my card.  She never fails to crack me up. 
I'm having problems with my printer though, whenever I print on good paper the ink just sits on top and then flakes off.  (Stella's legs are a bit hairy looking due to the flaky ink!)  Not sure how to fix this, other than a new printer.  If anyone has any tips, please pass them along!


Challenges:
Sketch - Merry Monday
Anything Goes with Kraft - Papertake Weekly
Joke or Silly sentiment - 365 Cards
Humour - Crafty Cardmakers
April Fools Day - Created With Love