Friday, 26 February 2016

Fussy and Fancy Challenge #158

Hello again,
I'm back...this time to let you know about the new challenge starting today at

where our very talented team mate Judy has come up with a wonderful game of BINGO.
I must say...I had such fun doing this one and even managed to do a Full House
This is a first for me but honestly the choices are so easy it came together
quickly so thank you Judy for a great challenge.

We are sponsored by the amazing 

I chose to create an Easter card using an image cut from a piece of Pion paper.

Frame made using MS Embroidered Floral punch around the page
Sentiment is a Rubbernecker Stamp, punched using a StampinUp punch
then sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer mist Dazzling Diamonds. 
I'd forgotten how much I love this stuff.  Sprayed a little on the background paper as well.
A pair of SB Oval frames, embossed and sponged with TH Tattered Rose distressed ink
Square is cut using SB Victorian Medallion Three
Ribbon, lace and pearls from my stash
Also added a pair of pearls to the top corner of the cutout
My choice was to add some twine.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for being here today. Hope you get a chance to play along with us..OH
and if you manage a Full House on your creation Judy has a special prize for you.
Check out the blog here.

Ice Skating Santa...

Hi everyone, Happy Friday.
Today starts a new challenge at

where the theme selected by our team mate Moni is

 "Must Have A Sentiment"

This week we are fortunate enough to be sponsored by  

who are offering to the lucky winner a $15 Gift Certificate to spend in their store.
Since I am fortunate enough to be on the DT for this wonderful company
I chose an image from my collection called Ice Skating Santa  available here.

Coloured with Copics.
 Sentiment from an old Clear Design stamp set 
and embossed with Tsukinek Silver embossing powder
DP LOTV Frosty Christmas Paper Pad
Pulled out almost all my tree dies for this one

I would like to enter the following challenges:

 Thank you for stopping by today.
I do hope you get a chance to play along with us this week.
I'll be back in a few with my post for Fussy and Fancy.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Christmas #293

Hi everyone,

I hope you're having a good week. As I schedule this post we are expecting a severe winter storm tomorrow. Just when the grape hyacinth were poking their heads up in the garden
...mother nature is so being tricked this year with all the warm weather we've had. 

Today starts a new challenge at Fab'n'Funky and this being the last Wednesday of the month, 
the theme is Christmas, hosted by our lovely Ginny.

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps, who generously supplied
us with our choice of digi for the challenge.

I chose to colour Christmas Trio blocks, available here.

Not sure what this design is called...perhaps a Z-fold.  I cut a 12 x 12 inch piece of cardstock
into 5 x 12, scored at 4, and 8 in.  Paper and ribbon is from my stash.  Colored with Copics
Christmas Tag from LOTV

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you get a chance to play along with us this week.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

A little travelin...

Hi everyone,
I hope you had a good weekend.
It was a fun one for me as I celebrated a BIG birthday and because of it everyone
seemed to think it was time to "spoil" me...and they did it in style.
I am so grateful to my wonderful family and friends.

Now, it's time for a new challenge at

Our theme this time is "Make it Digital" and I've coloured with copics
 a darling image from the shop called Where're We Goin.? available here.

I went very CAS this time and am so happy with the outcome.

A few details:
I used a StampinUp Stamp to create the background in Real Red, Almost Navy and Tempting Turquoise.
Sentiment created in Word and image coloured with Copics, fussy cut and attached with pop dots.

As always there is a wonderful prize for the winner, especially if you use a TPS image.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today,

Friday, 12 February 2016

Have a Heart at Winter Wonderland

Hi everyone,
Today starts a new challenge at Winter Wonderland where the theme chosen
by our team mate Carol is "Have A Heart"
For the month of February only, you don't need to make a Christmas card
if you don't want to.

One of our sponsors this week is Little Claire who generously supplied us with our
choice of digi this week.

 We are also fortunate to have the amazing Crafters Companion
with us this week as well.

I've used Swirly Whirlie Cats available here.

Coloured with Copics
Martha Stewart punch used for the hearts
Sentiment is a Just-Rite Stamp
Ribbon from my stash

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge #148 - Use a Love Sentiment
CCEE Stampers - Heart Animals
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #143 - Animals

Thanks for stopping by today.  Check the blog to see the lovely
inspiration from my team won't be disappointed.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

The Space Race is on Fab'n'Funky

Hi everyone,
Wednesday is here and that means a new challenge at

Our host this week is the fabulous Wends who has chosen the theme
 "The Space Race"
I think the release of the new Star Wars movie 
had a bit to do with her selection and what a fun one it is.

Our wonderful sponsor this week is

I chose to colour with copics "Yoda Honey" from Sassy Studio Designs

I must say...I loved making this card.  It was for my SIL's birthday and was it a hit!
The family had binge-watched the whole Star Wars series
before heading to see the new release and "Yoda"was fresh on their minds.
Not mine so much mind you...I had to use Google to remember he was
in kind of a bog and from there chose my papers and die cuts.

The inside of the card read "look as good, you will not"

I started by tearing some kraft paper, then some adhesive backed cork  and
finally a scrap of  embossed old gold paper. 
 Added TH vintage photo to the edges.
Trees and Branches are MB Dies
Cheesecloth is used to resemble his tufts of white hair
DP and twine from my stash
Yellow Stickles added to his light saber?

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

A special card....

Hi everyone,
Today I'd like to share with you a card I created for a very special lady and her family
in honour of Chinese New Year 2016 - the Year of The Monkey

Mirror card cut using Spellbinders Victorian Medallion Three die
Pop dots used for dimension
Gold rhinestone strip from Michaels
Bow from my stash

 I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - Y for You Choose

Thanks for stopping by today.
Gong Xi Fa Chai

Monday, 8 February 2016

All You Need is Love...

Hi everyone,
Happy Monday ...I hope you had a fabulous weekend.
I'm popping by today to show my card for 
which starts today with the theme of "All you need is Love"

I've coloured with copics an image from one of our sponsors
Paper Nest Dolls and she is called "Love Strung"

We are fortunate enough to have the wonderful 
as a sponsor this week as well.

Hearts  cut from a QuicKutz die
Tags: Die-Namics
Sentiment created in Word
Heart brads from my stash

I would like to enter the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge #162 - Love is in the Air

Thanks for stopping by.  If you get a chance, pop by the challenge blog and see
the wonderful creations made by my team mates.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Fancy at TPS Challenge #234

Hi everyone,
Hope all is well with you and yours. 
I'm so excited today as I just found out my twin Sister is coming to visit this spring. 
I haven't seen her for over a year and a half and miss her so much....
and now I can't wait for spring.

Today starts a new challenge at The Paper Shelter and the theme is Fancy.  
We would like to see lots of detail on your creations.

I've used a sweet image called "Melody" available here.

For some reason I gravitate to red, black and white in February......
could it be because of Valentines?

Shape is a Go-Kreate die
Sentiment is LOTV Everyday Grunge messages
MB Musciality Collage die
La-La Land heart treble clef
Button from my stash
Coloured with Copics:
Face: E11, E21, E000, R20, R11
Red: R46, R24, R22, R20
Grey: W9, W7, W5
Red dots coloured with Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink
Wink of Stella Gold on the guitar as well as Glossy Accents

As always there is a wonderful prize for the winner this week, 
especially if you use a TPS image on your creation.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope to see you in the challenge.