Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Artful delight guest

I can't tell you how lucky I was to have won last month at Artful Delight!!  
what amazing kits they have for both card making and scrapbooking.  It took me forever to decide which one to go with... there was one thing that swayed me to the card kit... the stamps from Paper Smooches and the ones from Lawn fawn that did it... I have always wanted to try out their stamps and yep I am hooked.. lol

here are the cards that I have made so far with the kit... and I haven't even made a dent!!

the above one I posted on Sunday but still had to show case it again!!
I used the lawn fawn stamps
and the one below was with the paper smooches... so cute!!
here you can see the gold embossing I did with the stamps
the gold CAS one below I made for my boss's boss who lost her mother in law last week.
It still has the fall feel to it but yet simple and elegant with some paper piecing of the flower
I hope that you get a chance to check out Art Delight and see their amazing kits 
maybe pick one or two up!  You know they are on my wish list ;)

Challenges that inspired me for the above cards

leaf card with paper smooches
paper smooches sparkes - photo inspiration
crafty catz - spots and stripes
all sorts challenge - treemendous
dancing in pajamas - anti embellishements
brown sugar - autumn

CAS card for my boss's boss
amusing challenge - atg
613 avenue - paper piecing 
docerela creations - atg
wags and whiskers - paper piecing
my sheri crafts - a little bit of comfort

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Corny? Yes with lawn fawn

Hey everyone..
I am so lucky... I won at Artful delight and in the kit this month they had Lawn fawn stamps
I have always wanted to give them a try... yeah me... or should I say boo me... now I want more because they are just too darn cute!! 

this card is the happy feast stamp set and I used the below photo as inspiration or pinspiration!  lol
there is a challenge going on a lawnscaping that I would love to enter... you never know I just might be the lucky one to get some more stamps with out causing total havoc on my craft budget!

you can see from the below photo that it is all one layer... 
and I also played around with some masking
some challenges that also inspired me...
Addicted to CAS - one layer
Sweet stampin challenge - wood, trees or leaves
and of course laswnscaping challenge - pintrest inpired
here is a photo
Lovely CAS card

Monday, October 28, 2013

Lmcb-journal, journal, journal

Hey everyone..
we have a new challenge at Lasting memories!!

Journal, Journal, Journal

and my inspiration for you...
I would love to be able to tell you exactly where the paper is from but... It all came from my stash - sometimes with the kit I get I I have scrap in the kit but I have lost the name - boo
anyhoo... the LO is about me when I was younger and my dad would lie on the floor - I would stand on his hands and he would lift me up... wow... in my eyes he was the strongest man in the world -I tell you though... I must have had good balance!!  Cheerleader in the making!
and some close ups

Challenges that also inspired me:
child's play - Risk (yep,... that to me was risky)
crafty girls -atg
craftin boutique - atg
sweet sketch - not sure if you allow layouts??

Sunday, October 27, 2013

PIO - Embellishment crazy

Hey everyone...
Pile it on has another great challenge for you this week!!
and it is so easy!!  

Embellishment Crazy! 

Use at least 2 different embellishments

Sponsored by: Freckled Fawn

Prize: $20 gift card to

We were given some super cute embellishments to play around with but my fav was the wood die cuts and the sequins - can you believe it with this big crazy of sequins I didn't have any!! 
here is my inspiration card for you...

My newest stamp set is from lawn fawn and I had to give it a try!!
I love paper piecing and I always for get how easy it is
The design of the card I really can't take credit for as I found it on pinterest 
(see below for the link)
also I am huge on the doodling of lines lately... I do believe most of my cards lately have it on them!  you can always tell when I made a card depending on the new idea or tool 
 I think I might not be the only out there like that -teehee

Inspired by the following challenges:

wags and whiskers - paper piecing
sweet stampin -leaves
catch the bug - photo challenge
quirky crafts - favourite things
the house that stamps built - paper piecing
card a day - thanksgiving (american)

Thursday, October 24, 2013

SKdigi happy Halloween

Good morning everyone 
(Sorry this didn't post earlier- thanks Sonia)
SKdigi has another great sketch for you to try out!!!
Here is my inspiration for you.  
 I have a question for you all though.... Bow or no bow??

i used my cricut to cut out the sentiment frame and used embossing 
stickles on the goo... and an old fiskar rubbing plate for the hair with pencil crayons \
oh and my matha steward goo punch

Hope you all have a great day!!
challenges that inspired me
cardz tv - ghosts and goblins
simon monday - spooky
scrappy moms stamps - creepy crafts
crafty creations - halloween characters 
simon says - halloween
designed to colour - tie it up
ribbon carousel - halloween (i am sure you prefer ribbon - lol)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Your next stamp challenge

Hey everyone...
So I don't have too many people to give Halloween cards to but I so love making them!!!
here is one that I made for a couple of challenges..

the sketch  and photo that inspired me.. from your next stamp
and the inside is blank so i can write anything i want :)

and the challenges that inspired me:

your next stamp - sketch and photo
dancing in pajamas - anti embellishments (only two)
cardz tv - ghost and gobin party
digi designs challenge - colours of halloween
stamp and create - halloween

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Trick or treat

Good afternoon everyone...
i was busy playing around in my craft room and this image was just calling me for a couple of challenges!

I believe that the image is Saturated Canary... but if not someone please correct me - a friend gave me the stamp and it looks like her images but not 100% ... too cute
and the challenges that called my name:
saturated canary - seasons 
get inky - buttons on a halloween card
totally gorjuss - string
digidesigns - colours of halloween
designed to colour - tie it up 
stamp and create - october challenge 
cupcake inspirations - challenge 233
copic marker europe - classic halloween
papercraft star - photo inspiration
addicted to stamps and more - make your mark
papertake weekly - happy halloween hues
crafty sentiments - halloween

Lmcb - grandparents

hey everyone,
lasting memories has another great challenge this week. 
easy peezie... can be old pictures, newer pics, a thought, a memory... anything !
here is my inspiration for you.  I used my Artbooking Cartridge to create the overlay
here are some close ups...
We'd love to hear a favourite memory if you have one to share as well. Leave us a comment. One lucky person will receive a package in the mail full of scrappy goodness! You have to play along AND leave us a comment telling us of a memory you share with your grandparents. One of mine is when I was little and up at the cottage and my papa would always sneak candy to me when my parents weren't looking. 

challenges that inspired me:
natalie and amy - shabby chic
live & love crafts - use pink
craft my life - october challenge 
unstampabells - stitching 
4Krafty girls - atg 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wedding card for Chris and Sally

Hey everyone!!
I made this card for my cousin Chris and his fiancee's wedding... I hope they like it !

all products are close to my heart! except for the cuttle bug embossing

and the inside - this was the first time that i tried to do a bling swirl on my own!!  what do you think?  little yes but it is always in baby steps - lol
items used - for always paper pack, perfect fit frames, artiste, sparkles flourishes, sparkles clear, clear embossing powder, and the black ribbon was from my stash!
all can be purchased from me here or take a look at the many different products that ctmh offers! 

challenges that inspired me:
cuttlebug mania - black and white
shopping our stash - oldest ribbon
dancing in pajamas - its all about the papers
digistamps4 joy - embossing
creatalicious - wedding day 
top tip tuesday - black and white with a splash (mine is the silver... not sure if it counts)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

With age...

hey everyone... 
I made this card with some left over... still using up the hexagons from a couple of scrapbook pages ago!!

i love my new artbooking cartridge!!
the stamp is from Saturated canary
challenges that inspired me:
digitally sweet - favorite colours (yep...loving this combo!)
dancing in pajamas - its all about the paper
the kraft journal - something new (my artbooking cart! love it!)

Monday, October 14, 2013

Cool Yule with MFT and basic grey

Hey everyone 
I am starting to get my Christmas card started and I found a bunch of challenges that fired me up!!
Here is my card....
I used paper from basic grey that has been in my stash for ever!!!  Lol. More like since 2010 since that is the date on the paper.  I also used MFT "cool Yule". The tag and snowflakes were cut out with the artbooking cartridge.   Seriously I don't think I used any other carts at all!!

Here are some close ups...
The bling and ribbon from my stash
The merry Christmas banner at the bottom is an old CTMH stamp
I paper pieced the bear, ice, scarf, and ice cube.   Added stickles to the cube and snowflake stamps to the scarf and used an old embossing rub on thing for the snow flake background 

I hope you little my little card,  here are the challenges that inspired me: 

Crafting musketeers - Christmas in October 
card-a-day - christmas animals
fairy tale challenge - bingo (almost everything)
cutie pie challenge - tagtastic
quirky crafts challenge - favorite things (my cricut)
stamping sensations - all creatures great and small
scrapbooker phd - winer with cricut and pop
there she goes stamps - be prepared
simon says - stamp
cute care thursday - neutual colours
My favorite things - sketch 

Lmcb - black background

hey everyone... wanted to say Happy thanksgiving!!! plus lasting memories has another great challenge going on this week and i hope you are able to join us!!
"Black Background"
and here is my inspiration for you...

of course i used my "new" ARTBOOKING cartridge... which I so love!!
and can you see the stickles on my spider!!
some challenges that inspired me:
parade your crafts - halloween
my crative moments - word play saturday
Lexi's creations - halloween
all sorts challenge blog - use your abc's 
crafty catz - halloween
all that stickles - halloween linky party
hiding in my craft room - super scraps saturday 
scrapmuch - colours

Sunday, October 13, 2013

PIO #41 - Humor me

Good morning everyone...
Pile it on has another great challenge for you this week..


Our great sponsor is Hambo Stamps who is offering up a great prize of 5 digis!!
the stamps are adorable

Right now Hambo Stamps is also having their 'annual "HOGtoberfest" sale (one of only 2 big discount sales of the year)!  so you must go and check them out!

and here is my card!!
ok... so Hambo hoedown has a challenge going on to use velum... that was very difficult for me... i only have a couple of velum sentiments and none of which would go with my images... i took my hole punch and started to punch... i think the velum bubbles turned out pretty good!

the card actually looks so much nicer in person... i think i need to start working on my photography skills
I used liquid pearls, my copics, Hambo stamps, cuttle bug, blue and pink gel pens

challenges that also inspired me:
(ps... it took me three hours to complete this card!  took a while to find challenges that really inspired me this week)
hambo hoedown - vellum
bunny zoe's crafts - something blue
card mania - pastel colours
marker pop - copics
case this sketch - sketch

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Blog hop winners

Thanks to all who hope along our FALL blog hop, and today is the day to announce the winners.

Ardilla's  is giving away  Little Scarecrow and the winner is Maryann
Angeline's  is giving away Grateful Mouse and the winner is Vicki F
Jenn  is giving away and the winner is Aussie Annie
Kimberly  is giving away happy ghost and the winner is Andreja - please contact me 
Rose  is giving away Happy Spider and Spider Web and the winner is JANICE
Sharla  is giving away choice of image used on project, winner is LAURA
Shell  is giving away Silly Monster and the winner is Chrissyxx
Valerie: Excited Ghost, the winner is Vicky F (

and the winners of the 2 FALL mini kits from SKdigis are
Chitra Nair and Sandy please contact Sonia with your e-mail and she will reply with the files.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Baby card

My cousin had a baby girl the other day.  Super excited to meet her
Here is the card I made for her..

I used all close to my heart stamps and a cricut cut monkey that was given to me in a swap.. 
isn't she the cutest monkey you ever did see!
challenges that inspired me..
wags n whiskers - pink (breast cancer awareness)
cut it up - think pink
retro sketch - sketch