Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A Bouquet for You

This was the first week for the Progressive Freebie Challenge at "Imagine That Challenge Blog".  Check it out by going here. Here's how it works in Kris's words:

To receive the next challenge image FREE, just use this image in your creation and link up using our linky at the end of the post.  I also ask that you please link to this challenge blog in your post (those of you who have blogs)  That's it!   All who enter using this image will receive the next challenge image FREE!! Those who come in after this initial challenge will still be able to enter if they buy the challenge image in our store and enter.  So as long as you keep playing in each challenge, you will keep receiving free digis! 

 So I played along.


Stuff I Used:
Image- Flower Bouquet by Kris at Imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot
Colored with Copics
W1, W3, W5, B00, B02, Y21, Y26, E34, R20, R22, YG03, YG06, YG67, V12, V15, V17
DP-DCWV Stack 5
Faux stitching-Gelly Roll White gel pen & American Crafts Bronze gel pen

I popped up the image and circle on homemade pink foam squares.  Layout is from Split Coast Stampers Wed. card sketch # 425.

I enjoyed playing along with the challenge.  This was one of the first flower images I've colored that I can remember.
Thanks for looking and please comment.

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Effie says "Thank You"

I can't believe I won at {Pin}spirational Challenges this past week.  It was my first week playing.  See the newest challenge here.  Here's my card from last week.

I won 3 digis from Fresh Brewed Designs. Click to go to their site.  Thank you Fresh Brewed Designs and {Pin}spirational Challenge Team 2.
Now off to start on this week's challenge.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Steampunk Josey

Thought I'd play along this past week at Sassy Studio Designs "Dare to be Sassy Thursday #165" See it here. I love their images and challenges. The challenge was to use stitching (faux or real).


I chose to use faux stitching.  I was going to use real since I just got a We R Memory Keepers "Sew Easy Kit", but changed my mind.

Stuff I Did Use:
Image-Steampunk Josephine by Sassy Studio Designs
Colored with Copics
Skin-E11, E13, E15
Leatherboots & Goggles- E31, E33, E34, B00, B02
Clothes-R32, R35, R37, B91, B95, B97
Hair-E37, E29, E57, E49
Buttons-Gelly Roll Gold gel pen
DP- DCWV Stack 8
Faux stitching-Gelly Roll White gel pen and Bic Mark•it Deep Sea Blue Ultra Fine
Popped up the vertical band on foam dots and the image up more.

I didn't know what type of card to make it, so I just left it as a general card.

One of the things I like better than making cards, is seeing your comments.  So please comment and follow me.

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Getting Ready for St Patrick

Put away the reds and pinks, and get out the greens (and oranges).  It's time for a St Patrick's Day card.  I found this month's challenge at Some Odd Girl Blog.  See it here.  And thought I'd play.  It's a sketch challenge.

So I got the "Flag Wavin Mae" digi from their store. and came up with this card.


Stuff I Used:
Image-Flag Wavin Mae digital by Some Odd Girl
Colored with Copics
Skin-E11, E13, E15
Skirt-YR02, YR04, YR07
Top-G02, G05
Hair-YR02, R24, E08
Flags-YR04, YR07, G02, G05, C1
Buttons / Flag tops-Gelly Roll Gel Pen -Gold
DP-Provocraft "Good Luck"
Border Punch- MS Checkerboard
Faux Stitching-Gelly Roll Gel Pen White and American Crafts Gel Pen Green
Shamrock-Creatology Foam Glitter sticker

I popped up the image on homemade green foam squares and the sentiment up more on green foam squares.

I enjoyed playing along and like all the Some Odd Girl images.
I've heard that if you leave me a comment, the "Luck of the Irish" will be with you.  

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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Birthday Wish from Effie

I found a great challenge site and decided to play this week. The site is {Pin}spirational Challenges.  Check it out here.  This past week's challenge was this pic.

The first thing I thought was "Katy Parry". Then I thought "Effie Trinket" from "the Hunger Games".  And I just happened to have the "Effie" Digi from Sassy Studio Designs   So this is what I came up with.


Stuff I Used:
Image- Effie Trinket Sassy (2) digi by Sassy Studio Designs
Colored with Copics
Skin-E11, E13
Dress-BG001, BG05, YG03
Hair-B00, BG01, BG05
Flower-YG00, YG03, BG05
DP-DCWV Stack 8
Cardstock- Recollections
Ribbon-Offray Spool O' Ribbon 1/4" Process Blue
DMC Embroidery floss
Simplicity Button Bucket-Lime
Paper flower-Bright Blue
Faux stitching- Le Pen Lt Blue
Sentiment-Computer generated

I popped up the image and the sentiment on homemade light green foam squares.
Flowers and buttons were attached with homemade glue dots.

I'm also entering my card into the challenge at Paper Crafting Journey.  Have a look here.  
The theme for this challenge is - Bingo!

You can pick any 3 in a row and use it to dazzle us with your wonderful creations.

My 3 elements are: Sentiment, Buttons, Flowers. 

I enjoyed playing along with these challenges, but love getting comments even more.

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Saturday, February 23, 2013


Time again for this week's Hambo Hoedown entry.  This week's challenge (here) was to use a Hambo stamp ( I used  "Frogboy" that I got free for playing along last week) and add "warts or bumps".

close up of "warts"

  I wanted to do something different, so I mad the background by using Scribbles 3D paint.  I randomly daubed the paint onto the Dark green paper.  I think it looks like little warts.

Bottle of warts

Stuff I Used:
Image- "Frog Boy" digital image by Hambo Stamps
Colored with Copics
Pad-YG63, YG67
Skin-E11, E13, E15
Frog Suit-YG03, YG06, E31, E34
Cardstock-"Recollections" Kraft, Dk green, Bright green, Cream
Faux stitching- Olive Green Le Pen
Warts on frog suit-Glossy Accents
Sentiment- Computer generated

I popped up the sentiment and image on lt. green foam dots.

Thanx for stopping by my pad (blog).  Now hop on over to the Hambo Hoedown and get in on the fun.  But not before leaving me a comment. 

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

A Sassy Win

Wow, I won at Sassy Studio Designs "Dare to be Sassy Thursday #164" this past week.   Check out their newest challenge this week here.  

The inside reads "enjoy your new wheels"

They have a few challenges going on right now.  Stop by and play along.  Lots of fun.
They had a 2 day blog hop last weekend with the DT and if you commented on the posts, you had a chance to win the digi that was used.  I won 2!

Thanx for looking.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Candy Hearts

The challenge at " A Day for Daisies" blog was to use a ADFD image and Pink Polka Dots.  See it here.  I used the "Candy Hearts" Freebie. This was close to a "Clean and Simple" card.

Stuff I used:
Image- A Day for Daisies "Candy Hearts"
Colored with Copics
YR00, YR02, Y11, Y15, RV23, RV34, B00, B02, B91, G02, G05, C1
DP- Bo Bunny Pink Punch Dots
Pink paper- Recollections
Faux stitching- Bic Mark•it Ultra fine point Pink Flamingo

I popped up the image on homemade foam squares.
Rounded the bottom corners with Fiskars corner punch.

I am also entering the card in the ABC Challenges "ABC17" All Stitched Up challenge.

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Monday, February 18, 2013

Roller Girl

Red, Pink and White.  But not a Valentine.  Sassy Studio Designs' "Dare to be Sassy Thursdays #164" this week was to use "Pink,Red and White". See it  here    This is what I came up with.

and here's the inside.

Stuff I used:
Image- Sassy Studio Designs Roller Sassy
Colored with Copics
Skin- E31, E33, E34, E20
Hair- Y21, Y26, YR26
Shorts- YG05, YG06, R35
Top- RV23, RV34, R35, R37
Socks-YG05, YG06, RV23, RV34, R35, R37, B91
Skates- C1, B91, R35, R37, RV23, RV34  
DP- Best of K&Company paper pack
Cardstock- Recollections
Stampin' Up 1 3/4" circle punch
Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circle Small
Ribbon from stash
Pentel white gel pen-White dots on scalloped circle
Le Pen Red- Faux stitching 
Sentiments (inside and out)- Computer generated
Typestyle-Pea Ellie Bellie from here

I popped the Roller Sassy image up on homemade red foam squares.
And the sentiment up more on homemade pink foam squares.

I'm also entering the card in the ABC Challenges "ABC17- All Stitched Up". See it here.
This is the first time I have submitted a card in more than one challenge at once.

Thanx for looking and I read all your comments, so please do.

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Can you hear me now?

Welcome, welcome, welcome. (Effie Trinket- the Hunger Games)
Time for another entry in the Hambo Hoedown. Check it out here.  This week's challenge was to make a CAS (Clean and Simple) card using a Hambo stamp.  I used the Microphone digi I got free for playing along last week.  This challenge was harder for me, because I like to fill up the front.  But I tried my best.  In fact I made 2 cards.  They are somewhat similar. Let me know which one you like better.

Card 1

Card 2

Stuff I used:
Image- "Microphone" digital image by Hambo Stamps
Colored with Copics
card1- R35, R37
card 2- YR02, YR04, YR07
both cards- C1, C3, C5, C7

Sentiments (and stitching on card 1) created on the computer
Not much else being it is pretty simple.
I popped the microphone up on foam squares

Did you go to the Hambo Hoedown to see which one I submitted?  Hope I made the right choice.
Thanx for looking, follow and comment.

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Blowing you Kisses

I played along with the Squigglefly Challenge #6 (SFC0613) this week. You can find it here.  The challenge was to use "Pink and Black".  I remembered I had some pink and black paper in a Christmas pack.  Perfect!    Most of the strips came from one sheet. The main striped background was a different sheet.

Stuff I used:
Image- Squigglefly Digi "I'll blow you a kiss"
Colored with Copics
Dress- RV04, RV06, RV19
Skin- E11, E13, E15, R20
Hair- C3, C5, C7, C9
DP- DCWV The Christmas Stack
Pink & Black brads
Paper flowers

I popped the image up on homemade foam squares. The flowers/brads were attached with homemade adhesive dots.  I enjoyed taking part in the challenge.  I think this was the second Squigglefly challenge I've played along with.  Can't wait for the next one.

Thanx for looking and please let me know what you think.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Another Card for Sis's Birthday

I made another card for my Sister's birthday today.  This one is a little more colorful than the first one (here). This is what happens when Mom asks, "Did you make me a card for your Sister?". So I made this one last night at 7 PM. Layout is loosely based on Split Coast Stampers Wed card sketch #413.


Stuff I used:
Image- Pigcupcakes digital image by Bugaboo
Colored with Copics
RV23, RV34, BV02, BV04, B02,B05, R29
Cardstock- Recollections
DP- DCWV Stack 5
Faux stitching- Le Pen Amethyst 
Sentiment- Computer generated

Happy Birthday again Sis!  

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Thank You x 3

Wow! I can't believe I won "Best in Show" at the Hambo Hoedown this past week.  I love their challenges.  Last week's challenge was to use a Hambo stamp image ( I got the "Bailey Rocks free since I played along the previous week) and "add some metal".  My submission post is here.   I thought I'd go a little different and make my card a "Double Dutch fold" card that I learned about at Split Coast Stampers. See it here

Thanks again to everyone.  Now it's off to start on this week's challenge.  Check it out here and play along.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Sister's Birthday

Here's the card I made for my Sister's Birthday on February 13th.  I thought I'd try making a card using black and white (and grays).  The digital image was free from Birdie Brown. Here is her site.  They have a challenge going on now. Check it out here.  The layout is based on Splitcoast Stampers Wed card sketch #422 (Here).  I popped the image up and the screen and bow tie were popped up more.


Stuff I Used:
Image- Retro TV digital stamp by Birdie Brown
Colored with Copics
C1, C3, C5, C7, W1
DP-DCWV the Glitter Mat Stack
Silver paper- M by Staples
Faux stitching- Dk Grey Le Pen

Happy Birthday Wendy.  Thanx for looking and I love comments.

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Wild Thang

I played along again this week at the Hambo Hoedown.  See the challenge here. I love their challenges.  If you play along and follow the rules, you receive the following week's digi for free.  This week's digi was "Bailey Rocks".  You also had to add metal to the card.  I used 2 metal hearts that I colored with Copics to match the paper.  I also used copper foil paper. I made a Double Dutch fold card. I popped Bailey up. And his arm and guitar up again.  I created the sentiment on the computer.

Here's the card partially open.

Stuff I used:
Image- Bailey Rocks digital stamp by Hambo Stamps
Colored with Copics
Bailey: E11, E13, E15, E18
Guitar: YR02, YR04, YR07
Coat: RV13, RV06
Hearts: YR07, RV06
Silver Gel pen- American Crafts
DP- DCWV Glitter Mat Stack
Copper Foil paper-Recollections
Pink paper, Base cardstock- Recollections
Metals Hearts- Momenta

I hope you like it and please comment.

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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Hambo's 100th

This week was Hambo Hoedown's 100th challenge.  Check it out here.  I got the "Snow Heart" digital image free since I played along last week and followed the requirements.  I love their challenges.  This week's challenge was a card sketch.

This is what I came up with.

A side view of the card showing the layers.

Here's what I used to make it:
Digital image & sentiment- Snow Heart digital image by Hambo Stamps
Colored with Copics
V04, V06, BG23, YG06, R35, R37, R39, RV23, E00, E11, E13, E43, E47, E49, B00, G000
Solid cardstock- Recollections
Patterned paper- DCWV Stack 8
Edge punch- EK Success "Bubbles"
Fiskars 1/2" Heart punch
Faux stitching- burgundy Le Pen

I added the heart shape behind the image and cut out around it and the image as one. Mounted it on a piece of  pink cardstock.  I added faux burgundy stitching  around the heart.  I also cut another colored copy of the image out and popped it up on homemade foam squares. Then cut a third colored copy of the head, arms and heart out again and popped it up on more homemade foam squares.  The sentiment shape has the heart added and then cut out around. I mounted it on another piece of burgundy cardstock and cut around it.  It is mounted on a double layer of homemade foam squares.

I hope you like it and please comment.

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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Pretty in Pink

I played along at the Marker POP challenge this week.  Check it out here.  The theme was "Pretty in Pink".  This was my first time playing.  It was a lot of fun. Layout is from Splitcoast Stampers Wed. Card Sketch #411.

Stuff I used:
Pink background cardstocks- Recollections
Patterned papers- DCWV Stack 8
Vertical strip- pink holographic film
Image- "Twilight Sparkle" Mazyartfreebie stamp
Colored with Copics
Dress, Boots, Book-RV00, RV23, RV29
Skin-YR00, E11, E13
Hair-E31, E34, E23
Rhinestone stickers-Recollections
Hand cut heart with edge inking- Scrappy Cat "Strawberry Spritzer"

Thanx for looking and please comment.

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