Thursday 31 January 2013

SPRINGTIME!!!! at Card Crafter's Circle

Are any of you ready for springtime???? Sometimes I dream about it and then wake up to -35 C and a half a foot of snow????? You know it's gonna be a bad day! hehehehe  Well, I do love winter, but up here in the Yukon I usually start dreaming about Spring this time of year, so this weeks challenge at the Card Crafter's Circle is just perfect!
For my card I've chosen to use this adorable bumble bee called Honeypot Larry from Digital Delights and I printed it out, cut out each piece and glued them together.  I've been educated that it's for a digital cutting machine......oh well. It was an experience! LOL

I must say that it's far to tedious for me to do again....I'll just get one of their amazingly cute digis instead! But, I must say that I like how it turned out with it's cute honey pot!  I've also glittered the wings, which is hard to see in the picture.  sorry.  Then I added some great papers from K& Company, created a nice blue cloud with my spellbinders die and a sun that I added some ric rac to with tiny brads.  A bit of ribbon and the flowers are from my collection with matching tiny brads for the centres.  Then finally, I've added this wonderful sentiment from Sara at Folded Paper and Printed Pixels. 
Are you dreaming about Spring? We'd love to see your creations! Pop over to the Card Crafter's Circle for some more great inspirations and challenge details!
Thanks for dropping by!

Something New and Fun!

Hello again, I'd love to share with you the rest of my projects that I created for Cindy Coutt's Season of Love online card class!  It was a wonderful experience for me and if you are looking for some great inspiration and teaching I encourage you to pop over to see Cindy and the new class that she is offering!
 For this masculine card I've used just black and white.  The image is form Marianne Designs, paper from Make it Special Crafts with a touch of black tied ribbon.  For the inside, I used a sentiment from Simon Says.
 For this next project, I must say this was a challenge for me! But I love how it turned out! I have never made a treat box before, and my family thinks I should make more.  I think they just want the treats! LOL I used a tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers and tweaked it to suit me.  I used a piece of K & Company paper that's been scalloped with my picture rounder punch and the flower is also stamped on and cut out from the same paper.  Then I added a glittery gem sticker for the centre of the flower and some ribbon from my stash to tie it together!
Thank you very much for stopping by! I pray you have a great creative day!

Tuesday 29 January 2013

Humble Anneke - Love You More

Hi! I'd love to share with you a card that I've made with the wonderful sketch that Faith at Delightful Inspiration {from the heart} is challenging us with.

For my card I've use Faith's new little girl Humble Anneke, coloured her with pencil crayons and popped her up atop some girly layers.  I added a touch of lace to act as a divider and a crocheted flower and button with a bling flourish to finish it off.  Oh, and the sweet sentiment comes in the set with her!!!
Oh and one little difference to this picture that I've taken....can you see it?...I've learned to use photo shop to add a watermark! This watermark Faith has so generously made for each of her design team. I just love it!  Anyhow....another "something new" for me.
Well, if you like sketches, this one is great to work with! Would love for you to join us! If you'd love a new wonderful digi to work with to, pop over to the From the Heart Stamps shop and get one!  The challenge runs until Sunday! Check out the Delightful Inspiration {form the heart} for all the details and some inspiration!

Monday 28 January 2013

For Being You!

Today I have a card to share with you that I've made at the Cindy Coutt's Season of Love card class.  It's a thank you card and I'll be sharing this over at Sentimental Sundays thank you challenge.    I've missed playing in their challenges and I'm glad I've been able to this time!
For my card, I've created a background with a Hero Arts stamp.  Then I added a great ribbon from Stampin' Up and this flower from Heidi Grace which I coloured the inside with my yellow prisma pencil crayon.  Then I added my sentiment from Whimsy Stamps and two small flowers from my collection.  When I was done this I did a bit with the inside.  The inside sentiment is from Tina Wenke and the flower and bottom flourish is from Heidi Grace.  I added a touch of yellow to all the flower centers.

Thank you so much for dropping by! I love to share with you my creations! Have a wonderful day!

Loveth at All TImes

Hello Friends, today I'd like to share with you some Love!  It's the Valentine blog hop from Delightful Inspiration From the Heart.  We'd love for you to join us!
For my card I've used this sweet image Smiling Owls found HERE at From the Heart Stamps. I've coloured them up with pencil crayons and layered them over some corrigated cardboard and papers from my stash.  With a touch of ribbon and rhinestones and the sentiment that comes with the image it's finished.
One must remember that friends are some of the most wonderful gifts we have.  For me, my very best friend here on earth is my husband.  The man who loves me for me.  We don't do Valentine's Day in our home, but on the 11th of February is the anniversary of the day my husband asked me to marry him.  That's our special LOVE day.  Plus I do my very best to make sure I give tons of lovin' to all my children, family and friends.
Have you hugged someone today?

Thursday 24 January 2013

Tiffany in the Daffodils

Hello! Today starts another wonderful challenge at Card Crafter's Circle! This time is Yellow and Green.  Yellow and green make me think of spring and daffodils.  Now in the stores they are bringing out the forced bulbs and making me think of growing things again.  Although I still have about 3 more months till spring is here in the Yukon.
Anyhoo, back to my card.   I have used the delighful Tiffany in victorian gown by our sponsor Milk Coffee.   They are offering 3 images to the winner and one image for each of the top 3!!!

For my card, I've added a row of daffodil bunches I found at The Bird's Cards -free. and then used this wonderful sentiment by Hannelie at Desert Diva found free HERE!  With a bit of lace and ribbon with a couple rhinestones, it make me want to go for a walk among some flowers!  Oh, and a closer look at this lovely lady. Come join us at the Card Crafter's Circle for some fun! Have a great day!

Hmmm Natural Soap Giveaway!

Today I'd love to share this giveaway with you.  It's wonderful homemade natural soap and who wouldn't want to win some of these!  Just pop over to Jacinda's at Growing Home to read more about it and to enter for a chance to win.

Tuesday 22 January 2013

Sew Sorry - Forgive Me

Hi, I've got more cards to share with you!  I've been really enjoying this class!
 This is my apology card that I've made.  I went with the sewing theme she had and since I didn't have a sewing machine stamp, I used a digi from Free Vintage Digital Stamps.  I made my own spools, since I don't have a stamp for them either.  I kinda like how they turned out though.  Then with a couple of buttons, lace and a spare gold clothes pin, it all came together.  Oh, the paper is from K & Company.
For the inside, I used a swatch of the same paper as the front, and a once again used a digi for the pin cushion.  That's from Clear Dollar Stamps.  Then, I wrote out the sentiments by hand, not great handwriting, but you get the idea.
I think it's so important to apologize when you've wronged someone.  The Bible says that "For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you." Matthew 6:14
"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. " 1 John 1:2
May the Lord Jesus Christ be our example, to offer forgiveness readily to those who seek it and to humble ourselves and ask for it when it is needed.

I would like to share this card with the ladies at Word Art Wednesdays.

Set of Fun Cards for a Child

Hello! Just some card to share with you that I've made as part of Cindy Coutt's Card Class. 

 I've used a clear stamp by Studio g to frame the cards.  Then for this fellow I used a penguin from Simon Says Stamps along with the sentiment from the same set.
 This lovely lady is from Kaiser Craft. Sentiment from Stampin' Up.
 These sweet butterflies are an Inkadinkado stamp.  The sentiment is Stampin' Up.
This sweet hugging pair are from Susie's Zoo, and the sentiment is Stampin' Up.
Just some fun cards for the kids to give away to friends.
Have a wonderful day!

Monday 21 January 2013

Cupcakes Made With Love!

Hi Friends! Do you love cup cakes? I do and I loved creating with this image from From the Heart Stamps.  It's for their progressive freebie challenge that you can find HERE! Do pop over and join in the fun!
For my card, I used the cupcake image on the table cloth along with the made with love sentiment from the same set found HERE!  I die cut it with a Spellbinder's die and then inked the edges and adde more faux stitches around the bottom.  It's layered over some lovely papers by K & Company along with some coloured string I wrapped around the main panel and tied the sentiment on with it.  The sentiment tags are popped up on foam dots to so they stay put. :)  So with some golden rhinestones, it's done.
My husband said it reminded him of orange cake and made him hungry. LOL
Have a wonderful day!

Who Loves Happy Mail? and a Winner!

Well, another week has begun and I would like to share with you a card that I've created for From the Heart Stamps sketch challenge found at Faith's blog Delightful Inspiration.  It's a wonderful sketch and I invite you to play along.  Every entry gets a $1 gift for entering and a chance at the prize to spend in the From the Heart Stamps store.  So, here is the wonderful sketch!
For my card, I've used the wonderful new release image by From the Heart Stamps - Happy Mail.  I've layered this with an inked doily and some wonderful papers from Theresa Collin's Sweet Afternoon collection.  Plus a crocheted flower and button and some ribbon attached with tiny gold brads.
Thank you for dropping by and if you love sketches this one if fun to play with!

I also have a winner to announce from last week's sketch challenge! For the prize of a free From the Heart Stamps image the winner is...
Jacilynn Dashwood 

Have a great week!

Saturday 19 January 2013

Sweet Little One and Blanket

I just love to make things for brand new little people! Today I have a card and crocheted blanket to share with you.  For my card, I've used an image from From the Heart Stamps called Bedtime for Bear. I've coloured it up with pencil crayons and watercolour markers.  I layered it over a lovely doily and papers from my stash.  The ripple ribbon is from Stampin' Up and the border is created with my Fiscars punch.  The I added some rhinestones for a bit of sparkle.
Now, what little baby doesn't need a soft blanket to snuggle with?  So I've crocheted this one to go with the card.
I love this pattern, because it's quite heavy and yet with the holes gives nice airflow on a warm day.
So since I don't know any baby girls being born soon, I'll be tucking this duo away for now.
Thank you for dropping by! Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday 17 January 2013

Stuffed with Lovely Layers!

Do you love layers? I do! This week at the Card Crafter's Circle, the challenge is all about layers and we'd love to see yours!
For my card, I've used an image from our wonderful sponsor Stamp Art By Kathryne.

I coloured her up and set her atop some lovely layers of patterned paper from Recollections.  I added some faux stitching, rhinestones and a touch of inking.  In the inside, I've used a sentiment from Kathryne's Grab a Hug Sentiment set.

Thanks so much for dropping by! Do pop over to the Card Crafter's Circle for tons more inspiration!
Have a wonderful day!

More from my Cindy Coutt's Card Class!

Hello everyone! I have a few more cards that I'd like to share with you that I've been doing as part of Cindy Coutt's online card class Season of Love! If you'd like to join in, just pop over HERE and sign up.  Tell her I sent you!  So here they are with their corresponding inside below them.

Thanks for popping by! Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday 15 January 2013

From the Heart Stamps Sketch Challenge!

Designed 2 Delight has now become From the Heart Stamps and to celebrate there is going to be lots of fun!  To start with, Faith is holding a sketch challenge as follows.
This is such a great sketch I wanted to play along!
For my card I have used this wonderful image - Kitten Flowerpot from this months new releases.  Do check out the wonderful new From the Heart Stamps Store and see lots of wonderful new releases and older treasures!
The papers from my card are from Theresa Collins - Sweet Afternoon collection and I've added an inked doily, a crocheted flower with button and crochet thread, and some deep yellow rhinestones.

The crafters that link up will ALL receive a $1 voucher to use in the store as a discount, or to save up to get a free stamp. One random winner will receive $5 Gift Certificate to the store. Linky will close Sunday at 10PM eastern.

Join the Challenge go Delightful Inspiration from the Heart  -HERE!

Plus to add to this wonderful fun, I will be giving away one of Faith's wonderful images to one of you who comment on this post between now and the challenge closing time. I would love it if you could also visit and like From the Heart Stamps on Facebook HERE!  So if you do comment, can you please leave a way for me to contact you.  Thank you!

PS. do scroll down to see the wonderful NEW Scribbles Designs News!

Scribbles Designs Challenges! and Prizes!

Hello everyone! I have an announcement to make!  I am a design team member of the new Scribbles Designs team.  My friend Sandy from Scribbles by Sandy has launched a new challenge blog to share her wonderful art in!  You can find it HERE!
Our first challenge for you is ANYTHING GOES with Sandy's images! We'd love to see which one  of Sandy's images you use.  I've made these cards to share some inspiration with you.  Plus just to add some fun there are prizes for joining us for not only the challenge, but also I encourage you to pop by each of the designers blog and comment.  Each designer will be picking a comment from the comments left on their blogs for a free image from Scribbles Designs.  YEAH!  So, there are 7 freebies up for grabs, PLUS a randomly drawn winner that will win 3 digis!
 This image uses Sunflowers 1 and can be found HERE!
For this card I used Sunflowers 2 and it can be found HERE!

I want to invite you to come poke around the Scribbles Designs Store buy an image to play with and also to pop over to the Scribbles Designs Challenge blog and join in the fun!  Become a follower so you don't miss a thing!
Have a great day!

Sunday 13 January 2013

Hi There!

Hi there! I have a new card to share with you that I've made using a From the Heart digital stamp.  It can be found HERE! The sentiment is from Hello Sentiments and can be found HERE!
If some of you were wondering, the company I design for called Designed 2 Delight is making some changes and is now From the Heart Stamps.  The Designed 2 Delight store is still open, but the new images will only be added to the new store, so click on the links above and check it all out!  When the Grand Opening comes, I'll be sure to share it will all of you!

In all the winter around me, I wanted a touch of colour and summer.  I've coloured up the image with markers (Lady bugs and beak) and pencil crayons.  The papers are from Recollections and K & Company.  I've added a touch of distressing, ribbon and some buttons to.
Just a little something bright and cheerful!  I pray you're having a wonderful day! Thanks for dropping by!

Saturday 12 January 2013

Scribbles Designs - come check it out!

Hi Everyone! Some exciting news to share with you! Some of you may have noticed a new little button under my design teams on the right sidebar.  Well.........My friend Sandy from Scribbles by Sandy has opened up a new challenge blog to showcase her wonderful images!!!! She's still having a design team call until the 15th so if you'd like a chance at this, pop over HERE and sign up! I am delighted to say that I have been chosen to be on her team as well and look forward to sharing some of my creations using her images with you.  Go HERE to Scribbles Designs to see some of the great images up for sale!

So...........Pop on over to the new Scribbles Designs challenge blog and check it out!

The very first challenge and Grand Opening is officially on the 15th, so do come join us for that....there will be prizes!!!! and lots of inspiration to boot! See you there!