Wednesday, August 24, 2016

AYLI Shaped or Standard?

It's time for another As You Like It Challenge.  This fortnight our challenge theme is shaped or standard card.  Use your favorite and tell us why it's your favorite.

This week our wonderful sponsor is:

Here is my card, using my favorite which is a standard A2 (4.25 x 5.5")  - 

Don't get me wrong, I love the wonderful shaped cards.  I especially love using the Go Kreate dies to make all the lovely shapes.  It's just that it is so much easier and more affordable to send a standard card.  

I can't wait to see your creations and learn whether you like shaped cards or standard cards and how you make your shapes.  Come on now, head back to the AYLI blog to link up your creation to we can learn.  While you are there, check out the prize that's up for grabs and take a look at the gorgeous creations the DT made for you to see!  

Thanks for stopping by, I hope your week is going well!


Stamps: Stamping Bella Uptown girls Chelsea and Lauren Love Sushi  
Sentiment:  LOTV Sentiments
Paper:  Nitwit Collection - Romance and Roses
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black (tag)
Die cuts:  The Cat's Pajamas Heart Rosette CutUp
Accessories:  flower from stash, Darice Twine
Coloring medium: Copic markers

CRAFT Challenge Back to School

It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us this week in making a Back to School creation.

Our Sponsors this week are -


I had the pleasure of using an image from Oddball Art provided by our very generous sponsor.  Here is my bookmark using Bonnie Bookworm -

I hope you take the time to stop in and see the other creations the DT has to share.  I had a peek and they are spectacular!  You are not going to want to miss out so head on over to CRAFT Challenge blog.  We look forward to seeing your Back to School creations.

Thanks for stopping in, the weekend is almost here!


Image:  Oddball Art Bonnie Bookworm
Sentiment:  tailored expressions Makin a List
Paper:  scraps from stash, Hammermill color copy
Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories:  fibers from stash (so happy to use these!)
Coloring medium:  Copic Markers

Mid Week Inspiration From the Heart

Happy Wednesday!  I wanted to share a card I made with a darling image from From the Heart Stamps.  This is Prickles Says Hello -

I really had fun coloring this cutie up with Copic markers and then little flicks using a white Jelly Roll pen.  So fun!

I want to thank everyone for their positive vibes and prayers for Faith and ask that you keep it up!

Thanks for stopping in!



Tuesday, August 23, 2016

LRW #356

If it's Wednesday, that means we have a new challenge over at the Little Red Wagon.  This week Donna wants to see Birthday creations.  I had this jar of markers I wanted to give a family member, so I went with a Happy Birthday Tag.

Here's my tag using Stamping Bella's Especially for YOU Petunia -

For more details see below and for inspiration head on over and check out the Girlfriends creations for this week.  After that link up at the Little Red Wagon, you know you can always use more birthday cards/creations.  

Thanks for stopping in!


Stamps: Stamping Bella Especially for YOU Petunia 
Sentiment:  Reverse Confetti Beautiful Banners
Paper:  Canson watercolor paper, scraps from stash
Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black (sentiment), Archival Ink Jet Black (image)
Accessories:  May Arts Ribbon, eyelet from stash
Coloring medium:  Distress Reinkers

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

CRAFT Challenge #377

It's time for another CRAFT Challenge!  We would love for you to join us in creating a Christmas creation.

Our Sponsor this week is -

Nikki has some seriously beautiful images in her store.  I was fortunate enough to use Dove Snow Winter Fairy Neva -

This image is gorgeous, but it was almost more that my poor little coloring skills could handle.  There is a lot of sparkle that doesn't show in this photo, which is actually pretty nice.  Overall, I am pleased with the way it turned out.

We would love for you to join us this week at CRAFT Challenge.  Head on over an link up for a chance to win 3 Nikki Burnett images of your choice.

Thanks for stopping by!


PS - I would to join in the following challenges
Create with TLC - ATG

Image: Nikki Burnett Dove Snow Winter Fairy Neva 
Sentiment:  Hero Arts
Paper:  cardstock from stash
Ink:  VersaMark
Accessories:  button, glitter, holographic embossing powder, Wink of Stella, Sakura Jelly Roll pen 
Coloring medium: Copic markers

Surf's Up at Little Red Wagon

Hi everyone!  Well, school is starting here and Summer is winding down other places, so I thought it might be fun to do a Surf's Up challenge to usher it out with style.  Now, for this challenge I had in mind, literally surfing or ocean type scenes with mermaid or fishes...but to make it easier lets just go with anything tropical.

Here's my card featuring a Sandra Caldwell image from Babycakes Digis and Designs -

He is called Bearly a Surfer, and I just love him!  Quite honestly I love all of Sandra's designs.  

I'm hoping you'll join us this week at Little Red Wagon.  We are looking forward to seeing what your create!


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Whimsie Doodles

Hi everyone!  I was able to squeeze in a little time in the craft room this weeknd.  I used a darling image from Whimsie Doodles Shell A Bration set which can be found in the This and That category, down toward the bottom of the page.  Stay tuned for more because I can't wait to use the other images.

The supplies used for this card include -
Sentiment- Lawn Fawn
Ink- VersaFine onyx black
Paper- Nitwit Collection Summer Splash, AC cardstock and scraps from stash (green dotted)
Accessories- button and twine from stash, Pretty Pink Posh dew drops, clear embossing powder

I really appreciate you stopping by.  September is just around the corner and the monthly challenges at Whimsie Doodles will be firing up again, so get that mojo flowing.  Have a great week!