Sunday, May 29, 2011

Fabulous Florals

Time for a new challenge at Kenny K's Krafty Girlz. Theme is Fabulous Florals - use anything flowery on your project.

Kenny is offering the winner 5 digi's of the winner's choice.
My card is featuring a very perky cheerleader from Kenny K Downloads. She is coloured with Copics, no other mediums involved - except that I used Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils for the little bits of grass.

The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps - it's a new set of film strip sentiments and you can also get a cool matching die to cut them out!
The swirls are cut out with Marianne's die and embossed with black sparkly embossing powder. The papers are from Basic Grey Olivia pad and I made the flowers myself from twill ribbon.
Pink lace is by Fancy Pants.
Thank you so much for visiting and happy crafting to you all!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Say Something

The challenge at Stamp Something  is Say Something this week - we would like you to use a sentiment on your card. Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp.
I am using an image from LOTV on my card and the sentiment stamp is from Whimsy Stamps.
 The image is coloured with Copic Markers and glitzed up with Stardust pens and Stickles.
 The flowers are all bits and bobs I dug up from my stash.
 Here's a close-up of the sentiment stamp - it's from Love Letter Seals set. I used a frame stamp from Joanna Sheen underneath.
Thank you for visiting and happy crafting!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

OMG, I'm so behind - finally my candy winner

Hi all and sorry for my long absence - am now finally back and trying to get into the flow again. :)

I am VERY late announcing the candy winner Stamp Something hop but better late than never ... right?? lol

So, the winner of two rubber stamps of her choice from Make It Crafty and 10 sheets of my favorite colouring paper Make It Colour is:

Congratulations and I will contact you shortly!

Hugs to everybody - I have started to colour so will have something to show on Friday! :)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Whimsy Stamps May Rubber Release Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Whimsy Stamps May new rubber release BLOG HOP!

We have 18 fabulous new Whimsy Stamps plus 2 new wonderful dies to show you today! These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites. We also have our wonderful special guests joining us for this hop - Beate Johns, Deb Routledge, Jacque Beddingfield, Deb Mitchell and Elaine Hughes.

The Whimsy Stamps DT have been sneak peeking these fabulous stamps for the past 5 days, so if you missed them be sure to hop on over to the Whimsy Inspirations Blog for some more inspiration!

Here is a full list of the wonderful new rubber stamps and dies being released today:

5 stamps from Crissy Armstrong
Baby of Mine ~ Mystic ~ Thunder Lizzy ~ Wee Snippet ~ Wee Snippet & Mystic

4 stamps from Meljen's Designs
Birthday Cake Mouse ~ Birthday Cup Mouse ~ Gruffy Little Gnome ~ Happy Little Gnome

4 stamps from Kenny K
Devastatia ~ Hockey Girl ~ Queens Cutie ~ Super Mom

5 stamps/sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
Celebration Pennants ~ Film Strip Sentiments ~ Magical Mini Letter Seals ~ Street Art BG ~ Welcome Baby Sentiments

2 dies/sets from Raindrop Echo Designs
Film Strip Die ~ Welcome Baby Die Set

If you would like to participate in the hop and you didn't arrive here from Elaine Hughes's blog, please CLICK HERE to return to the beginning of the hop at Lori’s blog.

The hop starts today (Wednesday May 18th at noon EST) and ends on Wednesday May 25th at noon EST.

For this hop we have 6 different prize draws! We have not one but TWO grand prize draws, so two lucky hoppers will win a large selection of new release stamps. Grand Prize 1 will be for those who help us advertise the hop, and Grand Prize 2 will be for those who hop along with us. We also have 4 mini candy stops throughout the hop where you can enter to win a new release stamp! I'm not going to tell you where they are, so if you haven't found them you'll just have go back to the beginning and start hopping! *wink*

For my blog hop creation I used Wee Snippet by Crissy Armstrong.

The image is coloured with Prismacolor pencils on kraft card.
The papers are from Crate Paper Portrait pad. The filigree  corners and swirls are all laser cut chipboard painted with off-white acrylic paint
So now it's time for you to continue the hop by hopping on over to Erin Bailey's blog.

Finally, here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:

Thank you so much for hopping with us today and I hope you enjoy the new release!

Anita Be Stampin' - SIO - #21 Pearls & Lace
A Spoonful Of Sugar - 1E - #152 Anything Goes
Claudia & Co - 2W, 1E - #82 Girls Birthday Card
Clear It Out! - 2W - Projects using Colouring Mediums
Creative Craft Challenges - 2W, 3E - 2nd W - Distressed/Vintage
Paper Take Weekly - Something Floral or Use Molly Bloom image
Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenges - SIO - #43 May Flowers
Stamping Vacation - M - Start With Any Yellow Flower
Crafts and Me - #35 Anything goes, Optional Kraft
Paper Pretties - SIO -PPC154 Flowers
Stampavie and More - JFF - #142 Summer
Truly Scrumptious - 2W - #57 Anything Goes 


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A little sneak from Whimsy Stamps... :)

This is a pre-scheduled post - I am away for most of May due to family issues.

Whimsy Stamps May rubber release is ALMOST here and I have a tiny little sneak to share with you!
This grumpy gnome is by Meljens and will be available tomorrow in rubber at Whimsy Stamps.
The papers are from MME and I desperately tried to keep embellishing to minimum, lol. The sentiment id from Pebbles The Cat digi set.
Thanks for looking and happy crafting!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Whimsy Stamps May Rubber Release sneakie....

This is a pre-scheduled post - I am away with my family for the best part of May.

Here is my first little preview of Whimsy Stamps May rubber release.

The card is using an image from Kenny K called Queens Cutie.
 The papers are from Old-Fashioned Nursery pack (my new find!), all heavily embossed with 3 different embossing powders, lol
 The filigree border, corner and swirls are all laser cut chipboard painted with off-white acrylic paint and the heavy scattering of pearls is made with Viva Pearl Pen in Salmon.
And just to remind you - today is a day for a new challenge at Kenny K's Krafty Girlz - well worth checking out!

Thank you so much for looking and happy crafting!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Stamp Something is 3 years old - and we're HOPPING!

And not only are we hopping this week at Stamp Something - every single designer has a candy on their blog, so woo-hooo!

If you came here from Alex's blog you're right on track, if not - you might want to go to Stamp Something and start from the beginning not to miss all the sweet stuff and lovely creations on offer!

My candy is from Make It Crafty - Zoe is generously offering TWO rubber stamps of your choice and 10 sheets of my favorite colouring card Make It Colour! If you've been curious about all my rambling about that stuff, you better enter your name to mr Linky at the end of my post! :)
My card features Pippy Bug Catcher whom I cheerfully coloured up with Prismacolor pencils.
 The sentiments I mucked together myself in Gimp.
 The papers are from Echo Park For The Record 6x6 pad and those cool wings are from laser cut chipboard set.
Thank you so much for hopping with us - it's time now to move on to Ellie's blog and feat your eyes on her fab work!

And don't forget to leave a comment and enter your name into my candy draw! :)

Crafty Creations - #118 Anything Goes
Creative Belli - 2W -  #117 Anything starting with S - stamens
Creative Card Crew - May Flowers
Divas by Design - 2W, 2E - 2nd W - Anything goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty - 2W - #53 Anything Goes
Daring Cardmakers - C5 - Bugs
Digi's With Attitude! - SIO - 2nd week - make us laugh with your sentiment.
Craft Us Crazy - 2W, 3E – Use your favourite embellishments and/or something new (laser cut chipboard and new flowers)
Cute Card Thursday - C5 - Distressing
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - 2E – Winged things
Paper Play - 2E – Celebrating summer 
Rainbow Lady's - 2E – Let’s feel it (use texture).
Creative Craft Challenges - 2W, 3E - Distressed/Vintage
Crazy Challenge - 2E - Anything Goes
Card Cupids - Flowers
Dream Valley Challenges - 2W, 3E - Flowers
Pile It On - Funny sentiment or image
Cupcake Inspirations - Inspiration Photo



Wednesday, May 11, 2011

New stamps are coming to town!

This is a scheduled post - I will be traveling most of the May due to family issues.
Many of you know Angie and her mindblowing colouring and beautiful cards - well, she has now decided to have a new venture and will have her own shop Love2Stamp with a totally new exclusive line of stamps called Little Darlings.

The big opening will be on May 16th but she has decided to give you little teasers. :)

Unfortunately I'm too busy to join another DT (I can SEE you rolling your eyes!!!) but I couldn't really pass on playing with these cute images altogether so I managed to make a little teaser to give a taste of things to come. :)
You can keep yourself up to date on Little Darlings Challenge Blog.
The image is coloured with Prismacolor and Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils. The circular sentiments are from Whimsy Stamps.
Thank you for visiting and happy crafting!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

It's dots and kids at Make It Colourful

This is a scheduled post - I will be traveling most of the May due to family issues.

Hey, it's time for kiddie challenge at Make It Colourful again - and the challenge is DOTS. Doesn't matter how they are created as long as the project has some. Oh, and a coloured image too.

The sponsor for this challenge is Little Miss Muffet stamps and it's real great cuz I now have images I wanna play with after kids picked them out, mwahahahaaaa.

Let me introduce you to the young design team and their work.


4  years old. Loves soccer, rugby, crafting, puzzles and generally knocking things over. Will not eat much else except fish fingers, ketchup, chips, toast. Oh, and cookies. Especially the homemade kind.

He used Anise for his card and coloured him with Crayola pencils. Had a free run of my stash, only got his fingers slapped when he reached for Copics. Apart for some little help with cutting he did everything totally on his own.

Ribbon and bows are on his card mainly because his sister wanted some on hers. Bloodshed and misery ensued.

And the dots were created with black sticky-back pearls. A full bloody sheet of them!

our next designer is ORLA THE MESSY
A very girly girl, so much so that I'm doubting my maternity once in a while. Loves anything she can scribble on a coffee table in the family room. Favorite foods include broccoli, boiled cabbage, smoked salmon and houmous. Yup, she's totally a toddler from a twilight zone...

And judging from that pout will be making her first moves towards modeling career fairly soon.

Orla picked out and coloured Cocoa. Her idea of making dots was draining my bling drawer from pearl strips and sticking a big round flower on Cocoa's dress. And picking some dotty ribbon.
And please note that just by looking at the colour scheme you can easily tell who's kids have been crafting, lol

Thanks for visiting and come on, let your kids to roam with your stash a while :)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Stamp Something has a digi day

This is a pre-scheduled post - I am away traveling for most of the May attending to family issues.

Yay - I love me digis and it's always a delight when Stamp Something has a Stamp Something With Digi week.

I was given this cool tiger image from Digi Doodles - doesn't he look realistic!?
The colouring is done with Prismacolor pencils and OMS. The sentiment stamp is from Whimsy Stamps Mini Letter Seals set.
And of course there's some Divine Twine and cute ribbon involved! lol
Thank you so much for visiting and happy crafting!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Sundays With Crissy - Flowers

This is a pre-cheduled post - I am away traveling for most of the May attending to family issues.

Crissy draws the cutest animals, seriously! Just lookie at that bashful lion!

There's a new challenge at Sundays With Crissy this month - Flowers. Now how easy is that!!!
For my card I am using a brand new image called Courageous Carl. And it's NOT prismacolor pencils on kraft. It's Derwent Inktense pencils on kraft, lol. Just felt like experimenting.

That little tag is a stamp from Make It Crafty, it's really small and perfect for hanging from bows or positioning in embellishment clusters.
The paper is from Cosmo Cricket Material Girl pad and all these ribbons are from Fancy Pants.
Clear It Out! - 2W - Ribbon/Trim
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday  - A Card using Something older than 6mths and something newer than 6mths (new image, papers from last year)
Get Hippity with Ippity - M, 1E, SIO - Flowers
Pollycraft - SIO - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - 2W - use a Digi.
Dream Valley Challenges - 2W, 3E - Flowers

Thank you so much for visiting and happy crafting!

Monday, May 2, 2011

I am soothing myself..

...with some soft cooling colours. I do love my brights but once in a while a girl has got to take the sunglasses off while crafting, lol

Anyways, isn't that a CUTE image!! She is called Blowing Kisses and she's from Elisabeth Bell line of SCACD stamps.
 Those papers are a new find - well, for me anyway! It's my first time trying out Memory Box papers and they work so well together. Beautiful, balanced pad. Oh, it's called Minuet, almost forgot to tell you that, lol. I am now VERY tempted to get some of the other pads of theirs as well!
Since the card had quite sharp defined layers I wanted to soften it a bit and that glorious Prima lace was just perfect for it.  I went a bit wrong with pearls - in theory I was trying to make swirls but I placed the pearls too far apart and it now looks like a random scattering, lol
 Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft - Something beginning with C - Copics
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Stamp with Fun - Lace or Ribbon
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - cards ony - Hearts
Crafty Pad - SIO - Pearls and Swirls
Let's Ink It Up - 2W, 5E, no digis allowed -  Embellish it
Sweet Stampin - 2E, must Stamp - Try Something New
Stampavie and More - JFF - #139 pearls 

I hope you will have a marvelous week and some really fun hours of crafting!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Kenny K - Fathers Day

There's New release at Kenny K Downloads and new challenge at  Kenny K-s Krafty Girlz - the theme is Fathers Day. And the new release is full of my favorites - cool dude images from Kenny. He can sure do fun guy stamps.

Sponsors Crafty Ribbons is offering an absolutely yummy prize
as well as Kenny offering 5 digi's of the winner's choice!

Guest Designer is Marcea. Her work is famously fabulous so do check it out!

And now to my card :) I grabbed that fun image called very appropriately Remote Control.
I whipped both sentiments up in Gimp - once again no art there but I'll stick them to end of the post in case you'll have a need of them.
Copic Colours are:
Top: G21/20, BG93/99/00
Hair: E49/29/37/35/33
Pants: B99/45/34/32
Mouth R39/37/14, N7
Click before saving. Warning - totally non-professional job!

 Creative Inspirations - 2W - use a Digi
AiFactory - 1E, SIO - Challenge #078: Anything goes
Amber's Crafts and Stuff - 1E - #7 use a digi

Thank you so much for looking and happy crafting!

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