15 Jan 2011

One Stop Crafts Challenge #114 and Stamping Vacation

Hi all this is always a difficult topic for me even though I have more male siblings and relatives than female but I enjoyed making this card which is for one of my brothers whose birthday is at the end of this month.
Our sponsor this week is 

"Hi my name is Stitchy and I am Co-Owner of Stitchy Bear Stamps...we started this store April 1st, No Fooling haha..I live in upstate New York with my husband and two TEENAGE adults haha, I do say that loosely as they think they run the show here, NOT...
I been creating stamps for a little less than a year now and I am totally addicted to the craft..I started about 4 years ago making digital scraps and I knew there was much more out there, so a friend of mine introduced me to digital stamps...and the rest they say is history...I look forward to seeing all the beautiful creations come through...good luck everyone..stitchy xoxox"
The winner will receive the following
Here is my DT card using an image from Stitchy Bear.
I have coloured the image with Copics but kept it pastel, I used Bearlymine Papers, added ribbon, card candy and sentiment.

My next DT card is for this months 
Use an Animal that has Eyebrows
Although I am a big time animal lover I have never actually stopped to think about eyebrows on animals I always look at their eyes.  However when I got my set of stamps from The Stamps Of Life and saw Cookie it looks as if he has eyebrows so I just had to use him for my card. 
I have coloured him with Copics and mounted him onto brown card the check papers is Bearlymine I then mounted that also onto brown card.  I added a ribbon and some heart pearls, I have kept this one quite simple, as I have done for some of the cards that I have been making and that I will be showing soon.
Here is a close up of Cookie. 
Well I do hope that you have enjoyed your visit and that you like my cards I do hope that you will come join us at both 
we so look forward to seeing you.

Love Blog Award

I have received this award from fellow blogging buddy Sally at Sallybitz
Thank you Sally for passing this award onto me.
Here are the conditions for the award

You have been TAGGED & want to participate?

Create a post where you post the 'LOVE BLOG' image.
You should also blog the person link that gave you the award and inform her/him that you accept the award.

You can then choose 3 - 5 favourite blogs which you also link in your post, then each blogger will inform you that they have been tagged.

Dear bloggers:
The aim of this action is that we bring unknown, good blogs to light, so I would ask you not to blog fellow bloggers that already have 3,000 followers.
Gosh this is the part that I find difficult and that is choosing who to pass this onto as I love you all but as I have to follow the rules I have chosen the following


14 Jan 2011

Crafty Ann's Challenge #32 and Stamp Fairy Friday Release

Hi all today we have a new challenge at Crafty Ann's the theme is
#32 Ring in the new but don't ring out the old! 
Use something new and something old on your project. This could be something you got for Christmas or a new idea you got when blog hopping, and some stash or technique you've had for ages.
Here is my DT card
I have used a pink card base, the papers are both from Crafty Ann's Digi shop, I also did some faux stitching around the tartan papers.  The image is a rubber stamp that I won at the Pixie cottage and is the Hannah series of stamps, I have coloured it with Copics.  I have used my new SU butterfly and Boho flower stamps and the new matching punches, I added some pink ribbon.
I do hope you will come join our challenge we would love to see you there.
Today we have a new release at The Stamp Fairy it is Donny Honey Bear and don't forget to pop over and pick up the Friday freebie.
I have coloured Donny with Copics, I used a white scalloped card base, I have used black mirri card and a yellow patterned paper from Bearlymine, I cut Donny and the yellow mount with my circle cutter, I added a couple of yellow butterflies and yellow pearls, the sentiment is computer generated and mounted onto card. 
 Here is a closer look at Donny Honey Bear
I am also entering this into the following challenges:
I hope you have enjoyed looking at my cards and don't forget that our challenge is still open the theme is 
Layers and Buttons

13 Jan 2011

Meljen New Releases

Hi all today I have two cards to show you using three of today's Meljen New Releases
My first card shows two of the new images, the Simple Butterfly and the Swirly Pot of Flowers.
I used my graphics programme to insert the butterfly with the pot of flowers I printed an extra butterfly and decoupaged it, I coloured both with Copics then mounted on SU Choc Chip card I used Bearlymine papers, flowers, gems and added a trio of MS punched butterflies, I also added two ribbons.
My next card shows the new image Springtime Candle, again coloured with Copics, I used Bearlymine papers, silk glittered flowers and a lilac ribbon which I pleated. 
All new images are exclusively available from Whimsy Stamps so if you would like to have a browse of these and some more new releases then just click HERE.
Thank you so much for visiting I hope you have enjoyed looking at my cards.
Hugs to all

Winner of Sir Stampalot Blog Hop-Stamp Set

Hi all the winner of the stamp set shown on my blog for the Sir Stampalot Blog Hop was
Please e-mail brenda@ibas.co.uk with your full address so the prize can be sent to you.

Colourful Card

Hi all I have managed to make this card for the following challenges:
For my card I have used a white card base topped with Bearlymine papers, I added ribbon and flowers the image I have coloured with Copics cut out twice and decoupaged with silicone glue. The image is a Stamp Fairy Image available HERE
Thank you for visiting my blog I hope you have enjoyed viewing my craft projects and please feel free to come back at any time.

11 Jan 2011

Digital Tuesday Challenge #93 and SV Mono Challenge

Hi all today we have a new challenge for you to try out and this week Michelle P has chosen the theme 
This has brought me out of my comfort zone as I have never done a white card before, I love looking at what others have done and boy they always look superb so I was a bit nervous trying it for myself, I was itching to add some pink ribbon etc, lol..

Our sponsor this week is 
Here is my DT card
I have used a 6x6 white base card which I embossed with lines from my Hougie Board, the image is from the Stamping Bazaar which I have coloured with promarkers, the flowers I received from my blogging buddy Cheryl, I used large white pearls for their centres.
I hope you like my card and maybe it has inspired you to come join us at Digital Tuesday this week.
My next DT card is for our Monochromatic challenge at Stamping Vacation the colour this month is
Once again I have used Cookie the dog from a clear stamp set that is available from our Monthly sponsor
I have used Copics this time to colour the image, the papers are a mixture I also used SU Choc Chip card stock and SU Choc Chip grosgrain ribbon, I added some card candy and punched butterflies, the tiny tag is also from the set of stamps.
I hope you have enjoyed viewing my cards and maybe you would like to give these challenges a try we would love to see you at both Digital Tuesday and Stamping Vacation.

We are so pleased to have the STAMPS of LIFE as our sponsor this month! Stamping Vacation's Design Team is looking forward to showcasing the images Stephanie has so generously given us to work with.
On February 1st we will have a drawing for a $25.00 gift certficate to spend at the Stamps of Life!

We also are offering a $20.00 gift certficate when we reach 300 Followers! The winner will be chosen from the Followers. 


10 Jan 2011

Stamp Fairy Challenge #5 plus New Release

Hi all hope you have all had a wonderful weekend and ready for a new challenge at 
Our theme this week is LAYERS AND BUTTONS
If you use a StampFairy Image from the Shop we will award  three winners their choice of images from the store:
 1st place - 3 images,  2nd place - 2 images  and 3rd place - 1 image
Here is my card

The image I chose to use is called Betty Perfect Day and can be found HERE
I have coloured her with Copics, I used my graphics programme to insert the computer generated sentiment.  The papers I have used are Basic Grey the base and K&Co, I added heart shaped buttons, flowers,gems and a couple of tabs with gems.
I am also entering this into the following challenges
Don't forget to use a Stamp fairy Image and if you haven't got one there are freebies available HERE to use at Stamp Fairy.Com. so please come join our Layers and buttons challenge.

By popular request Gerda has released a new set of images today called Lenny Ladybug you will find them HERE if you would like to go have browse
Here is a preview to whet your appetite.

Stamping Vacation Embellish It Challenge

Hi all today our new monthly Embellishment Challenge starts and this time we would like to see you use anything Animal Related on your card/project.
To give you some idea I have used ribbon with doggies on but you could use brads in the shape of a bone or paw prints, but it doesn't have to be dogs it could be any animal.
For my card I have used a stamped image from our January monthly sponsor The Stamps of Life, I chose this set because I fell in love with this gorgeous little dog, but in the set there are sentiments and a cake, parcel and hat lots of things to make some great cards for a browse of the range just click HERE.
I coloured the image with promarkers then mounted onto brown card, the papers are a mix from my stash, I added some flowers, gems and the doggy ribbon.
I am also entering this into the following challenges
Hope that you will come join us for this fabulous challenge at Stamping Vacation.

9 Jan 2011


Hi all today I have a card to show you that I have for made for the following challenges
I found my Morehead Stamp Set while looking through my stash for something else and as I hadn't used them for a couple of years thought I would get this little beauty out and ink her up.
I inked her with SU Choc Chip ink and coloured her with Copics, the little hearts are also in the set, I stamped it using Crimson Brilliance ink, I added gems in between the hearts. I cut both the image and pink pearlescent card using my circle cutter. 
The papers are Bearlymine and have all been mounted onto the same pearlescent card as the base and image.
I added some lace, flowers and MS punched butterflies, the 'blossom' sentiment is yet another little stamp from the set, finally I added some bronze stickles to the flowers and stamped the sentiment from Cuddly Buddly then punched it out with one of my circle punches.
Unfortunately I can no longer find these sets of stamps which I originally bought from Funky Kits some years ago.
Edited: I have found a link to a site that sells these gorgeous sets of clear stamps if you are interested click HERE

Before I go I would like to say that I managed to visit most of my blogging buddies last night/early hours of the morning, and I am blown away by the talent, creativity, inspiration and beauty I saw.
I get so emotional when I see such wonderful work from all you lovelies, I tend to leave comments that have come from my heart and not my head therefore sometimes it seems as if I am being OTT but I am not it is just the emotion taking over I'm afraid.
Anyway I hope you like my card hugs to all see you later.

Love Lenny

Hi all I made this card below after watching a brilliant tutorial by Suzanne Dean 'Colouring Fur with Copics'.  I really enjoyed it and wanted to have ago so I printed out this image of Lenny who is available from 
There is a brand new Copics colouring challenge over at Suzanne Deans HERE and the sponsor is 
Stamp Fairy. I entered my card as I am quite pleased with the finished product.
I am also entering this into this weeks Stamp Something Challenge - Use a Digi 
My papers are Papermania Capsule collection, I used pink card to mount the papers on, I found some pink metallic stretchy twine and wrapped it around then tied a knot. I coloured Lenny with Copics and mounted him onto brown card.  I decided to use my brand new heart stamp from SU which I have punched out using the SU heart punch, I added some flowers, pink heart gems and little dragonfly.
Here is a closer look at Lenny 
Well that is it for me tonight I am about to embark on a journey of happiness by visiting my blogging buddies
Hugs to all.


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