Thursday, October 13, 2011

Hope Butterfly

This weeks freebie at Delightful Inspiration is 'Hope Butterfly'.
I printed out a few of the images from the set that I rec'd
on Friday of last week.
Now that I am looking at the set, I used every one of them, even the 'hope'.
The border I printed twice, rotating it once!
The Flower I printed three times but only used two of them.
And the final creation with ribbon and the top wings cut with a craft knife.
 Thanks for coming by!
AND a big thanks to Faith for the Delightful HOPE BUTTERFLY set.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Daisy Doodles Challenge

Columbus Day
Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian friends
welcome to the Daisy Doodles challenge #44
the challenge is to use an image of a boat or shore or just relaxing
I used the sailboat and reduced a few of them, colored with my prismas to
keep it simple and mailable the sun is an image from the Daisy Doodles collection, also.
Thanks for coming by!

the sentiment is from Stampin'Up..just one of thirty in the set that has been retired.
and, of course, the images are from the  Daisy Doodles store.

One Stop Craft - anything Goes
Casual Fridays - CAS and use a sentiment
Inspire Me Friday - As always--anything goes
Just Add Ink - Die Cut
Mami Doodles - Mother Nature --the sun and sea

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Patches the ghost

Here comes Faith and she does not disappoint with this week's freebie...Patches the ghost.
Today, if you did not get him for free you can purchase at Delighftful Inspiration's digi store.
I created a banner with my newest Spellbinders set and just hand wrote 'spooky' on there.
 Popped up the pumpkins and added some hand made swirly gigs to add some pizzazz.
Sprayed some glimmer mists on the swirlys and on the card for some shimmer.
Thanks for coming by!

STAMPS: D2D's Patches the ghost
PAPER: Pumpkin Pie, white, black, Colorbok's Cloud Nine Design Harvest Holiday2
INK: Eggplant, Tattered Angels glimmer mist, Memories Mist-Margarita
TOOLS: Cuttlebug for the spellbinders, small crochet hook to wind the paper for the swirly gigs
INCIDENTALS: Painty Pen for 'spooky', white chalk on the black banner

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Under the Mushroom

If you want to play the challenge at Ellephantastic there is a recipe to follow...
three embellishments...brads, flowers, buttons, etc
two and purple
one image...this one is "Under the mushroom Roger"
You can pick your own image, but if you use one of the Ellephantastic images you have  
an extra chance to win a prize.
Thanks for coming by!

Just one more announcement about Simon Says Stamps challenge...
 to win the big prize shopping spree to the store.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

D2D's Autumn Mums

Delightful Inspiration's Autumn Mums is a beautiful set of images
that I received for free for playing the progressive challenge.
Each week that I play and upload my card to D2D I receive another freebie.
check it out you, too, could be a winner every week of a stunning or cute, 
or just plain wonderful image or set.
I picked out the paper, both designs are on one sheet, and then chose the prismacolors
that would match the papers.
The Autumn colors obviously for the Autumn Mums.
Added some silver floss and the only silver button in my collection that was even close to
the best size for that spot.
Thanks for coming by!
There's a huge anything goes at Simon Says Stamps

have to get back here and add another challenge at D2D..the Saturday challenge is looking for creations that use at least two die cuts...perfect...I have exactly two here.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Canada's Thanksgiving

On October 10 Canada will celebrate their  
is challenging all crafters to make a card using fall colors or thanks or fall colors using pick.
Have you seen the new, updated, gorgeous look at DDCCB?
Jules did a fab job of re-doing the Daisy's blog and it looks so fresh and vibrant.
This was a fun and quick card since the leaf was colored weeks ago 
in anticipation of this fall challenge.
I used the Japanese screw punch to make the two holes,  then thread the twine through and tie on the leaf.
I used two different kraft papers and a leaf border punch.
This card, not counting the coloring of the leaf, took about five minutes, not
exactly my usual card!!!
Thanks for coming by!

alys sunday challenge - add a bow
one stitch at a time challenge- favorites ( My favorite Kraft paper)
sentimental sundays - Out of the comfort zone
Paper Sundaes - anything Goes
The squirrel and the fox - anything Goes
Digi doodle shops best - Autumn colors

supplies: white Craft Ink from SU, Pumpkin Pie 
Kraft papers, border punch from EK Success
cotton twine....natural; Japanese screw punch
Daisy doodles leaf from the 'leaves' set

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Happiness Blooms

Delightful Inspirations challenge is due by just a bit!!!
Wasn't going to be able to get it done and then some time this evening opened up 
but then I had two phone calls to make, two that I was waiting to receive,and just got off the 
phone with one of my daughters........
and here I am.
 The freebie this week is "Happiness Blooms".
With time being what it is, I just outlined the flower, leaves, and stem then took some OMS and just did some small circles to the outlines and this is what came of it!! I like it...simple...easy...DONE!!!
Hope you like it, too!
Thanks for coming by!!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

School time

Delightful Inspirations Saturday challenge is all about school time.
Maisie Belle here got all printed up but not onto a card a couple of weeks ago. 
Now is her time to shine.
Maisie is all set for school...can you tell?
There are pencils, and a paint brush, a ruler, and even a pair of scissors.
All in her two pockets...and she's got her composition folder and spiral
notebook in her hands.
and a little peek at the inside.....
Thanks for coming by!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Get Well Soon

Aud Sentiments is having Daisy Doodles as a sponsor this challenge.
The theme is Get Well Wishes.
Daisy's Bloomin' Potty is a great image for a get well card.
Over at Jen's SFYTT comes the inspiration for the sketch.
Thanks for coming by!

Supplies: paper is SU's Orchid Opulence and Old Olive, the patterned papers are scraps; the sentiment is from Bow Bear- an old retired set from SU, too. Tim Holtz flowerette die

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A sketch, an image

Add a couple of sunflowers and pumpkins and what have you got?
My newest card Kraft Journal challenged us to use a sketch and I
 chose the newest one from Fetch-a-sketch using the Freebie from
And I couldn't stop there because Feline Playful had some great challenges listed there, too!
Digital Tuesday - include a digital element - #128 Celebrate The Season (Any Season)
Shopping Our Stash -  Vintage or Distressed or Shabby Chic
Happileigh Scrappin  -  Anything about Autumn /Fall
House of Gilli -  Embossing

Thanks for coming by!

some basic supplies- kraft paper, image from D2D, sketch from Fetch-a-sketch, Su paper, white paper,
some assorted buttons, spellbinders die
a new way to color the edge of the die cut before it's embossed..
Stampin Up embossing folder - lattice. My distressing tool and Black soot distressing ink pad.

Monday, September 12, 2011


Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge Blog has for a theme this week---
Raise it up!!!! emboss something and attach it to a card/creation.
Be sure to use a it an image or sentiment.
I paper pieced the apple from School Time..
Used two different dry embossing folders,
and a sentiment stamped directly to the paper.
Thanks for coming by!!!
Challenge Up Your Life #52 - paper piecing
Digi designs - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft - Food and drink

Digi Doodles Shop's Best - Circles
Card Makin' Mamas - digital
Clearly I Stamp - patterned paper
The Crafting MisfitAnything Goes

Stamp Something - Anything Goes

Supplies: October afternoon dp, kraft cs, scraps of red and green, even the argyle piece was sitting around unused; SU sentiment; EFolders from Tim Holtz and Cuttlebug

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Falloween kitty

I regretfully admit that I did not play with my digital freebie last week at 
Delightful Inspirations. School Maisie Belle was printed and given a
sentiment but never made the front of a card, but stay tuned, she will get her due.
 (It's been a bit sad around my house for the past week.
God has given us strength to forge ahead and healing has begun for us all.)
With this being the first digital freebie this month it's all mine with out playing last week.
PLUS...I won name that puppy..go see him HERE.
He was a fb contest...I named him Puppy Magic
and WON!!!!!
back to the kitty.........
 I paper pieced using orange mulberry paper. Cut it out not too close to some of the edges.
Wet the edges with an aqua painter and 'shredded' a bit of the edges to look 'furry'.
Then I cut the tail out, the face I cut out of the same paper as the tail and made sure to cut inside the lines for some of that 'fur' to hang out around the kitty like...right?
Debating about sending this over to the Kraft Journal.
There is kraft paper all right, but the theme is 'something grand' in honor of
Grandparent's Day. No grand parents for me, but I definitely could
send this one off to a grand child as a 'grand' gesture.
Thanks for coming by!

the mesh is from Club Scrap, the sentiment is a partial from Festive Favorites at Stampin Up.
distressed stripes er from cuttlebug. papers are bits of this and bits of that.

Saturday, September 3, 2011


Belle is just one  new image at Ellephantastic.
To see her colored by her creator/artist click on Helen's blog.
I made a bookmark for one of the grand daughter's now that she is the big reader!
Belle goes on this card and slides right off when needed to be used.
Belle is totally paper coloring on this bookmark.
I even cut out the pink hairband!
The theme for the September Ellephantastic challenge is 
"Here Come the Girls"!
Want to play to win some Elle prizes?
The sketch is from I heart 2 stamp by Jen del Muro (August's sketch).
Thanks for coming by!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

August SFYTT

Jen's sketch challenges run for one month and start on the first Saturday of each month.
She has different crafter's to highlight their work.
the last day for this one is tomorrow.
the entries are all so wonderful.
Thanks for coming by!

Supplies include DCWV Animal Cracker paper stack, Soft Suede ink and paper, with just a touch of kraft in the sentiment circle. the owl stamp and punch from SU and a bit of green and white polka dot ribbon. The border punch from MS, and of course, those cute giggly googlie eyes

Monday, August 29, 2011

Mandelas are here again

Daisy Doodles newest challenge is now open.
It's called New Moon and it's anything goes.
Get your card/project done and make sure it has a digi image and get it posted on the challenge blog.
I just printed three of the mandelas, one larger than the other two.
Sprayed them with some mist..obviously, one green and the other purple.
Used the two small ones to make a rosette
Had to get the Kraft Journal in on this challenge, it wasn't hard since kraft paper is just one of
my favorites.
Added some purple glitter glue to the flowers along the edge, alternating total coverage with just a minimal amount.
The cotton crochet I found at a Hospice thrift store in Mount Dora.
Thanks for coming by!

Catered crop - recipe- layered digi images and rubber stamped
Opus-gluei - Roses or rosettes
Scrappy Frog -  Time for some bling

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Kraft Outlet

Want to win this prize package at The Kraft Journal?
For a list of goodies and more information for you to have a chance at winning this 
great candy bag check out Kraft Journal.
The Kraft Outlet has an amazing store full of 'krafty' items,
amd the challenge blog has tons of stuff going on so often
with chances of winning goodies from the store.
This one is so easy, just spread the word about the Kraft Journal and Kraft Outlet 
and your odds
of winning are increased.
Thanks for coming by and listening to my latest AD.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Every Flower

Delightful Inspiration inspired me this week to do some resisting.
A 'sorta' emboss resist.
I used Crystal effects on the flowers and leaves, let it dry, and then 
brayered some rubber bands over the colored 'embossed' image
using some glitter mist and angel mist.
I only own two bottles and used them both!!
Thank you, Faith, for a great image to play with and use some fabulous techniques.
I got to use my brand new Tim Holtz die for the folded flowers.
Delightful Inspiration also has a Saturday challenge and this week is anything goes
so will submit this one to that challenge.
Thanks for coming by!

P.S. Made this card this morning before an appointment that I had at 1PM.
Gave it to Annie ( the appt person) for her to give to someone else.
she was flabbergasted and said that she had someone very important to send it to.
Can't go into the details, but she was very moved and it was more than a coincidence
that we had an appt today.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Free Week at Daisy Doodles

Tableau Tuesday is up right now at Daisy Doodles.
Our September Designer of the month is Stephanie from Crafty Teacher.
You can see her card and Sammibug's over at the challenge blog.
My mojo  has left the building or maybe it's just some procrastination on my part.
 Getting the blogs posted and the card made was not on my 
list of things that needed top priority last week or this past weekend...sooooo
I had to think of something quick and easy.
I have several images in my folder so I flipped through it and found the 
daisy, ribbon, butterfly and printed dp from Daisy doodles collections.
The pre-colored images are from some card kits that you can find in Daisy's store.
Just look under categories near the bottom on the left and you will see
Card Kits. the bg paper is from card kit 3 and the images are from Card Kit 0ne.
The Kraft Journal's challenge this week is "Movies, Songs, or Books".
I added a three layer kraft paper die with 'Hugs' on it.
The song by Elton John, "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" has butterflies in the lyrics.
Better get crackin...time's a passin' and the deadline is approaching quickly.
Thanks for coming by!


Sugar Creek Hollow - Buttons and Bows, vintage, shabby chic or primitive inspired creations
Crazy 4 challenges - BINGO--- flowers, die cut, button
Alphabet challenge - 'O' is for only three embellishments
Cardmadfairy - Buttons
Crafty Ann's - Scallops or fancy borders
Digi's with Attitude -  Anything Goes

Monday, August 22, 2011

Crafter's Cafe Blog candy

Check out how to win this awesome candy including COPICS at the Crafter’s CafĂ© blog.    If you enter after seeing my post, please let them know I sent you and leave me a comment letting me know too.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Cheryl's Meljen's Blog Candy

My friend Cheryl is giving away some Meljen's images...your choice of four...WOW!!!!
Head on over to She Stamps blog for details and your chance to win some awesome images.
Her contest runs til August 23rd...that's just ten days from today!!!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Stitched Pumpkin by D2D

Faith at Delightful Inspiration created the cutest stitched pumpkins, one with a mouse and one without.
I colored the non-mouse one.
check out the D2Dblog to see the entire set that comes with a border image, also.
I made sure to add some kraft card stock for the card's base to qualify for the 
Kraft Journal 'Anything Goes' challenge.
made my own patterned paper with Distressed Inks and some leaf stamps.
Got out an old stapler to staple the frame to the under layers and staple the ribbons under the button.
Thanks for coming by!

 Stamps used:  D2D, and Fall Whimsy from Stampin Up

Monday, August 15, 2011

Postcard Challenge

Just grab a digi, a postcard and make something...
a card...
a frame....
an album....
I got the post card from the Daisy Doodles Store and scored and folded and roughed it up a bit...
OK... a lot more than it needed, let's say.
The palm tree is also a DD creation that you can find in the store.
It just so happens that The Kraft Journal is having a challenge...Anything Goes.
So you know where this card is going?
Thanks for coming by!

One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
Challenge Up Your Life - No patterned paper
Crafty Emma 49 - Mix And Match
Just Some Lines - Embossing

Supplies: Distressed Stripe ef, cardboard, SU bird punch, Sizzix Vine die,
Daisy Doodles digis, bling, spellbinders die, SU distressing tool.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mouse cupcakes

Hit three challenge blogs for this card with the wee mouse and her sweet treat.
She is the free image for the beginning of August, so if you 
don't have her, quick head on over to Delightful Inspiration.
while you are there check out the Saturday challenge...BLING!
Then for the Kraft Journal's "Carnival, Parades, Parties" challenge I added a piece of embossed 
kraft paper that I 'blinged' up with some Stickles.
The card base is a piece of Core-dinations...actually all the paper except the kraft is from the same piece of Core-dination paper. I even used it to paper piece the cupcake liner, then distressed it between the lines
with an old emery board.
OO,OOO her sweet wee face is...kraft paper, too!!!!
Used my Prismacolor pencils to color her ears and give her a bit of blush on her cheeks.
I love to see when crafters mix up the border punches, so I tried it for myself.
The sentiment came with the D2D set which also included a party guy mouse and another sentiment.
The 'core' paper is fab for the embossing folders, just a wee bit 'bleeds' out and if you want more of the 
'color' from behind just use an emery board or your distressing tool of choice.
Thanks for coming by!!!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Thinking of You

It's free week at Daisy Doodles and that means Tableau Tuesday!!
There's a new guest designer, Stephanie.
You can head on over to the challenge blog or just click HERE to see Stephanie's blog.
The boat from the Summer Fun set was printed out on a textured paper and sitting
in a file folder just waiting to be colored and die cut and put on the front
of a card.
thanks for coming by!!!

Make It Monday - anything Goes
Squigglefly - button blowout
Card Cupids - buttons and or bows
Kenny K Crafty girlz  - Anything goes, sunny, bright, cheerful

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