Sunday, January 29, 2012

Diamonds or Pearls Challenge at Stamptacular Sunday!

For this weeks challenge you will create a card or project that includes either diamond like rhinestones or pearls! Tell us whether you prefer diamonds or pearls in your post and we’ll enter your name into our drawing TWICE!
You will have from now until midnight (EST) February 4th, 2012 to comp

lete this challenge and post a DIRECT LINK to your submission into our InLinkz in order to be entered into the drawing for this week's fabulous prizes donated by:

PRIZES:
1st Place - 3 Digis
2nd Place - 2 Digis
3rd Place - 1 Digi

This is my second attempt with this image. I was having problems getting the shading right on the wings so this time I just added a bit if grey then outlined the grey with my clear glitter spica pen. I loved the simplicity of it so I carried it on with the rest of the image.

I have never made a card like this (vintage-like) because I had no idea where to start. After admiring so many vintage style cards I thought I would start out small with lots of distressing - on the doily, paper and flower (although I think I could have done more distressing around the image itself, next time!).

All and all, I'm happy with the result and I hope you are too!
Now it's your turn to show us your diamonds or pearls. Personally, I favor diamonds but then again, I wouldn't turn down pearls if they were offered instead!

Supplies: Paper - Blush by My Mind's Eye, Antique Linen and Victorian Velvet distressed ink by Tim Holtz, paper flower, metal heart charm from Walmart, pearls from the Dollar Store, Memo Pin by Tim Holtz, spica pens, Copic markers, Crackle Accents, Glossy Accents, pink organdy ribbon, off-white lace.

Challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - You're a Gem
Cupcake Craft Challenges - All you need is Love
Charisma Cardz Challenges - Pretty in Pink
Craft Us Crazy - Full of Love
PaperPlay Challenges - Lovely Lace

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

If you AXE me ... Blog Hop

It's time for our first Blog Hop of 2012!
Dude Time Doodles is sponsoring a Blog Hop to introduce you to
the new images that have created - woop woop!

If you’ve arrived here from Anne, you’re on the right track. Although, there really is no wrong route, just keep hopping until you’ve seen all the wonderful creations from the FAB Dude/Dudette Design Team.
Make sure you leave some love cause one of us is the MYSTERY HOSTESS! That’s right, one lucky person will win one of the new images just for commenting!

Axel Lumberjack is here and if you axe him, you're older than wood! I struggled and struggled with sentiments for Axel and it was making it difficult for me to decide on the card layout. The sentiment came to me while eating Frosted Flakes with my son this morning, go figure. Guess I needed a sugar fix!


Now it's off to CG's place so you can admire her work and remember to leave her some love!

Here is our Blog Hop List, just in case you get lost along the way!

Challenges:

Celebrate the Occasion - Masculine Birthday

The ABC Challenge - "H" is for Happy Birthday

Birthday Sundaes - Birthday Card

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Seeing Spots at Stamptacular Sunday!

he theme for this week's challenge over at Stamptacular Sunday is “Seeing SPOTS!” Yuppers, we wanna see spots and polka dots!

You will have from now until midnight (EST) January 28th, 2012 to complete this challenge and post a DIRECT LINK to your submission into our InLinkz in order to be entered into the drawing for this week's fabulous prize donated by our very own Winnie!

Last weekend I attended a class at our local craft store, Creative Accents, where we made some feminine projects, and one of them included this cool little purse. I increased the size from 6x6 to 8x8 so I could fit a bit more goodies inside!

I used spellbinders to create the top portion of the purse as well as to create a peek-a-boo window. Note to self, make sure you center the scallops!

I was having a problem with cardstock ripping along the folds so I tried some lightweight scrapbook paper. Next time I have to make sure to use heavier paper on the flap 'cause it's quite flimsy and will probably rip easily if it's opened too much.

The smaller size, 6x6 is the perfect size for a gift card and this 8x8 size holds chocolates quite nicely!

Supplies: Paper & heart sticker from Creative Memories, Flourish by Die-namics, Lacey Circle Spellbinder Nestabilities, self-adhesive pearls, velcro fastener, transparency film for window, ribbon from my stash.

Challenges:

Alphabet Challenge - "Y"ou can choose (Anything Goes, "P" for Purse)

The Poodles Parlour - Valentines or Love

Raise the Bar - Circles
Charisma Cardz Challenges - Clean and Simple

Crafty Purple Frog - Anything Goes

Pixie Dust Studio - Going Dotty

Craft Your Passions - In the Bag/Box

Thursday, January 19, 2012

"Love" Challenge at Aud Sentiments

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, our challenge this week is to use the word "Love" somewhere on your creation.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Mami Doodles.
We are also very lucky to have another sentiment from Create with TLC. Remember if you use this sentiment for the challenge be sure to enter your name with Mr. Linky twice for the drawing! Just right click the image to save it. You have until January 31st to enter.

For my submission, I chose to work with an image from the Mr. Mouse in Love collection. To brighten things up a little, I decided to color Mr. Mouse red and added the metal heart and a couple of red rhinestones to add a bit of bling.

Supplies: Digi by Mami Doodles, Papers from the Yours Truly Collection by Echo Park, heart charm, red rhinestones, pink stickles, glossy accents, silver trim, charcoal Distress Ink by Tim Holtz, inside sentiment by Hero Arts.

Challenges:

Crafty Cardmakers - No Floral Embellishments

There's Magic In The Air - From the Heart

Paper Creations Ink - Love/Romance

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Inspiration Challange at Dude Time Doodles

Ready for another Dude Time Doodles challenge?!?!

It's Inspiration time and have we got a good one for you!

Be sure to follow the few simple rules listed over at Dude Time Doodles and link your creation using Mr. Linky by January 24th for your chance to win:

2 digi images from Pattie's Creations!

Pete Plumber found his way onto my card for this challenge. Don't you just love his crack!!
For my submission I chose the step card, brads and twine. This is my first attempt at the step card and have to admit I struggled with it. I love the effect but getting it there was hair-pulling!

Supplies: metal brads, black twine, paper from Basic Grey Oliver Collection, sentiment from Stamping Bella.

Challenges:

Monday, January 16, 2012

Boys and their Toys Challenge

It`s time for Cards for Men Challenge#2 'Boys and their Toys`. You will have until January 29th to link up your creation!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Hope Jacare. The winner of this challenge will win 3 Digi Stamps!

"I'm a SAHM with three young children. I trained in Textile Design at the Glasgw School of Art and I love all things handmade, but especially papercrafts. I love to doodle ... and my doodles are available to purchase as digital images through Stitchy Bear Stamps"

For my challenge submission, I used Rafe Robot. I matched copic markers to this fun paper by Cosmo Cricket. I added some cogs punched out in brown cardstock and thought the robot sentiments were perfect for this image! Make sure to check out the fun creations by the amazing CFM Design Team!

Supplies: Sentiments by High Hopes Rubber Stamps, Cog punch by SU, Paper by Cosmo Cricket, Scallop Ribbon, Copic Markers.

Challenges:

Eat, Sleep, Stamp - Sketch

Incy Wincy Designs - Bold & Bright

Stamps R Us - Just Kidding Around

Sentimental Sundays - Ribbon

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Texture Challenge at Stamptacular Sunday

This week's challenge is a…
“TEXTURE Please!”

For this weeks challenge you will create a card or project that has at least two different textures on it! There are so many choices to choose from! What will you choose? Please be sure to let us know where you used all your different textures in your post!
You will have from now until midnight (EST) January 21st, 2012 to complete this challenge and post a DIRECT LINK to your submission into our InLinkz in order to be entered into the drawing for this week's fabulous prize donated by:

PRIZE: Winner’s Choice of 7 Digis!

This Bugaboo image is AKV Ninja 1. I had fun working with this image, so many possibilities! I created this gift card holder for my nephew. In keeping with the Texture Theme, I used a QuicKutz embossing folder along with Grungeboard by Tim Holtz.

Supplies: Paper by Creative Imaginations, Rings embossing folder by QuicKutz, Shapes & Dots Grungeboard by Tim Holtz, Charcoal Distress Ink, Black Ribbon, Black & White Bakers Twine, Spellbinder Nestabilities, Copic Markers

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Freebie Challenge at Dude Time Doodles

It's freebie time at Dude Time Doodles!

Not only do you get to download "Count Vladimir" for FREE you will also have a chance to become our Guest Designer for a month.

All you have to do is create a card or project using "Count Vladimir", then skip on over to Dude Time Doodles for all the details on how to enter. While you're there, check out the Dude/Dudette Design Team for their creations.

Supplies: Glossy Accents, black and purple ribbon, paper flowers, black rhinestones, gumdrop pearls, Copic markers.

Challenges:

Here Come The Boys - Sketch

My Time to Craft - XOXO Hugs & Kisses (hee hee)

SweetStamps - Hearts

There's Magic in the Air - From the Heart

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sketch Challenge at Stamptacular Sunday

It's challenge time over at Stamptacular Sunday! You will have until January 14th to flip, twist, and work the Sketch and post a DIRECT LINK to your submission into our InLinkz in order to be entered into the drawing for this week's fabulous prize donated by:
Meljen's Designs

The winner will receive 4 digis of their choice!

For this challenge I used Cozy Winter Mailbox by Meljen's.

Supplies: Digi - Cozy Winter Mailbox by Meljen's, Paper - Winter Park by Lori Whitlock, Copic Markers, 25 Days of Christmas Cardstock Tags by Little Yellow Bicycle, Liquid Applique, Diamond Glitter by SU, Buttons, Bakers Twine, Stickles, Winter Reflections Accent Pack by Creative Memories.
Challenges:

Catered Crop - Buttons

Bird is the Word - Wonder

Sentimental Sundays - Snow, Blue and/or Glitter

Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge - Thinking of You

That Craft Place - Buttons & Bows

Hiding in my Craft Room - Color Challenge

Thursday, January 5, 2012

"Use Your Scraps" Challenge

It's time to ring in the New Year with Aud Sentiments first challenge of 2012! This challenge is sponsored by Floppy Latte Designs. We are also very lucky to have another sentiment from Create with TLC. Remember if you use this sentiment for the challenge be sure to enter your name with Mr. Linky twice for the drawing! Just right click the image to save it. You have until January 17th to enter. When I see the word crown, I think of princess which in turn makes me think of pink! So I looked through my huge collection of patterned paper, that for some reason keeps growing because I'm afraid to use them and found the perfect match! I rummaged around in my ribbon-ends bin and found the perfect pink and orange combo. I used colored scraps for the layers and added the princess charm and message bottle. Now it's your turn to create something with all those scraps laying around your craft room. Check out the amazing creations our design team has for you, some of them will blow you away!

Supplies: Sentiment by Create with TLC, paper from the Freestyle collection by Teresa Collins, spiced marmalade distress ink, rhinestones, princess charm, message bottle, colored beads, pink and orange ribbon, Fancy Flourish die by Die-namics.

Challenges:

Ribbon Carousel Challenge - Anything Goes

Tuesday Throwdown - Use something shiny

Cupcake Craftroom - Anything Goes

The Emerald Faerie Garden - Flourishes / Swirls

Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings - Sparkle & Ribbon

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Anything Goes at Dude Time Doodles

Yup, you heard right, it's challenge time over at Dude Time Doodles. To start the New Year off in Dude Time fashion, our first 2012 challenge is Anything Goes.

Be sure to follow the few simple rules listed over at Dude Time Doodles and link your creation with Mr. Linky by January 10th for your chance to win a Dude Time image of your choice!

This is the time that we all about our New Year Resolutions. This year, Armchair Arnie has one of his own! The sentiment is from Create with TLC and when I saw it, it made me think of many of images from DTD but Arnie was my fave choice!

My son was quite disgusted that his armchair was yellow but hey, my New Years Resolution is to start using those Copic marker colors that sit in the cup looking sad as I grab the usual faves!

Now, it's your turn...show us what you got! Make sure to check out the fab creations from our crazy design team!

Supplies: Copic markers, brown buttons, string, papers from the Life of the Party collection by BasicGrey.

Challenges:

Sketch Saturday

Cute Card Thursday - Happy New Year

Party Time Tuesdays - Something New (New Year Resolution is something new!)

Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes

Creative Craft Challenges - What's your resolution

Monday, January 2, 2012

Time to "Recycle" at Cards for Men

It`s time for Cards for Men`s first challenge of 2012! Our first challenge of the year is `Recycling`. You will have until January 15th to link up your creation!

Our sponsor for this challenge is One Stop Card Crafts. The winner of this challenge will win a £10 gift voucher

!

At One Stop Card Crafts we have a big range of ever changing discount card making and cardmaking craft supplies.

We are always adding to our range of craft supplies which are ideal for making handmade greeting cards, do-it-yourself invitations scrapbook pages, altered items and much more.

Our card making craft supplies include free UK postage* and our popular discount scheme and quick service means our customers keep coming back for more.
Our prices are very competitive and this makes us an ideal place to buy your cardmaking supplies online.

For my submission, I used Birthday Beer by Designed 2 Delight. I used a piece of an old paper bag and applied distress ink and a bottle cap from my fave drink, Sasparilla by Woody`s.

Make sure you check out the recycled projects from our Design Team, they will amaze you!

Supplies: Copic Markers, Liquid Applique, Glossy Accents, Frayed Burlap Distress Ink, Paper by Close to my Heart, Wonky Rectangle and Ribbon Banner Spellbinder Nestabilities.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Doilies at Stamptacular Sunday

Our theme at Stamptacular Sunday this week is "Doilies Make The World Go Around"

For this weeks challenge you will create a card or a project that has a doily on it somewhere. Can be anywhere as long as we can see it.

You will have from now until midnight (EST) January 7th,2012 to complete this challenge and post a DIRECT LINK to your submission into our InLinkz in order to be entered into the drawing for this week's fabulous prize donated by:

PRIZE: Winner's Choice of FOUR Digis

For my submission I used "Skating Along" by Lili of the Valley.

I used Bahama Blue spritz on the doily and combined glass glitter and dazzling diamonds glitter to use on the fur. And of course, glossy accents on the skates, gloves and leash. I added some felt snowflakes with pink pearls.

Make sure to check out the creative pieces that our talented Design Team has for you! Have fun!

Supplies: Bahama Blue by Fireworks, Silver Crushed Glass Glitter by Stampendous, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter by SU, Heat & Stick Powder by SU, Copic Markers, Felt Snowflakes, Gumdrop Pearls.

Challenges:

2 Sisters Challenge - Winter Colors

Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes