Saturday, April 25, 2015

If It looks Like a Duck...Polka Dots

I just fell in love with the current The Friday Mashup with the red and white polka dotted umbrella. So here's my ducky card (There She Goes stamps and Paper Smooches (umbrella))!  Thanks for stopping by!  Debbie

Just Add Ink #260

Create a project using "Umbrellas & Polka Dots".

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Christmas Cat

I wanted to play with the 52 {Christmas} Cards challenge because...well, requires using a cat image!  I pulled out my Newton Christmas images!  This naughty kitty is from Newton's Holiday Mischief! How fun to make a Christmas card in April! 

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
52 {Christmas} Cards-April Theme Challenge
Tuesday Morning Sketches #296

One of a Kind Zebra

This card is featuring a very unique zebra who is showing off his colors!  I used several Paper Smooches' stamp sets to create this card: zebra--Zoo Crew, flower--Spring Fling, cloud--Spectrum, and sentiment-Word Salad. The fun arrow paper clip is from Freckled Fawn, and the paper is DIY-Simple Stories.

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #112--Animal Antics

Dragons Lair Designs Challenge - Add an Animal

Saturday, April 18, 2015

CIC308--The Stamping Boutique

It's a new week and time for a new challenge at Cupcake Inspirations.  This week is a color theme--grape, amethyst, and pistachioOur wonderful sponsor is The Stamping Boutique.  I used their beautiful Flower Cart.

This was a simple card to make. I cut the background rectangles and punched each corner with Fiskars' Heritage corner punch.I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers, added some Gelly Roll--Clear Star to the flowers for a bit of shimmer.  Last I added some liquid pearls.  I added a touch of ribbon and lace. I stamped the sentiment-Paper Smooches--Scripty Sayings. 

Try Stampin' on Tuesday--Challenge #214

Hi--Water Colored Elephant

 I recently purchased this darling Ellie elephant set from Avery Elle. I checked out Avery Elle's challenge blog and decided to join the fun. To make the watercolor background I added water color paints to a large acrylic block then stamped on a scrap of paper. Then I took a clean block and tap it on the scrap paper and added it to the water color paper.  I continued this with both blue and green. I used Avery Elle's Round Diamonds Elle-ments to die cut the small background. Then I used the same technique with the elephant and balloon. I fussy cut them and adhere them. I assembled the different pieces. Then I added some fun sequins around the balloon. Thanks for stopping by! Debbie


Challenge 23

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sunny Bunny--TCP

Today's card features a beloved rabbit from The Cat's Pajamas. I adore those long ears!  Today he's hanging out at the beach. I paper-pieced the umbrella then shaded the rest with Spectrum Noir markers. I added the button with the intention of it looking like a beach ball, but, alas, it doesn't. Fortunately it works well with the dotted paper!  I used Spellbinders Nestabilities as well as a fab die from The Cat's Pajamas (Topper's CutUps). As a final touch, I added a pair of sunglasses (Paper Smooches-Giddy Gumdrops).

Spring Blog Hop
Spring Blog Hop--TCP

Saturday, April 11, 2015

CIC305 Comic Book Challenge-My Grafico

I just love Super Hero images, and this week our wonderful sponsor, My Grafico, has some super fun ones!  I used Super Kids Stamps 01.

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Sponsor Prize: Clipart set and digital paper set

 I so hope you will join us this week's Comic Book Challenge at Cupcake Inspirations. Visit us at this link to see more inspirational projects and to link up your project. 

To make my project I used DCWV paper for the backgrounds. I die cut the stitched tag and the cityscape from scrapes (Paper Smooches' dies). I used Spectrum Noir markers for the My Grafico image. I finished by stamping the sentiment (Paper Smooches).


  Cardz 4 Guyz--Challenge # 65 Super Hero

 Fan-Tastic Tuesday--April Challenge #80--Anything Goes with a Twist--Use a Die or a Punch

Get Creative Challenge #12--Include a Tag

House of Cards Color Challenge

Congrats You're 10

 I can't believe I made a card without using any stamps!  Instead I used lots of dies. The banner dies are from Spellbinder. The numbers and Congratulations are from Paper Smooches. The balloon & Happy Birthday confetti were picked up at Walmart in their birthday section. The fun foil papers are from DCWV. 
(Sorry about the picture.  I am struggling with all the shimmer.)

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Create a "Congrats themed project with a Shaker element

Make A Shaker #288

Friday, April 10, 2015

Waddle I Do Without You?

I was going through my stamps today and came across this darling set from There She Goes. I just love the little duck and sentiment. Unfortunately TSG went out of business in 2013. I die cut two tags (Paper Smooches). Stamped and colored the little scene (Spectrum Noir markers). I added some die cut clouds (Sweet 'n Sassy).  I cut & assembled the background papers. Then I used some 3D Tape to the tags. I finished it off with some ribbon, button and twine before stamping the sentiment. 


TPE 293--Pastel Colors
Challenge 129 Tag

Heart Raccoon

Today's card features an adorable raccoon from Newton's Nook Designs' Sweetheart Tails. The background was embossed in gold with lots of different hearts from several NND sets. I then watercolored the background, stitched on a layer of vellum, and added some gold twine and gold sequins. I colored the raccoon with Spectrum Noir markers and shaded the heart with a gold marker.


Stampotique--SDC190: Stitches
Everybody Art Challenges--319--Sequins

Inky Paws Challenge #19 - Watercolor

Thursday, April 9, 2015

You're the Gratest

Here's a super fun card using YNS Sketch and Color challenge.  I used Lawn Fawn's Best Puns stamp set. I added 3D Foam Squares to the cheese and grater. The die cuts are from Paper Smooches.

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #241 Die Cuts

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #139--CAS

YNSSketch-11    YNS Color Challenge 11

Monday, April 6, 2015

Golden Anchors

I recently won some amazing products by DCWV. Don't you just love those golden anchors?  The papers (except from the red & blue) are from The Gilded Stack. The sketch is DCWV's April Sketch Challenge. I used Paper Smooches' Wicked Nauticool. I love all the gold. Unfortunately, I'm not so great at photographing shiny cards.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Enjoy Your Day-PS

I have so many fun DCWV papers, so I pulled some out. This card features the Modern Meadow Stack. The colors and patterns are so lovely!  The stamps I used are from Paper Smooches--Flap Happy and Botanicals 1.

CIC304--Freckled Fawn

 Happy April! 
It's time for another fun color challenge at Cupcake Inspirations--grass, berry, and cream!
We are sponsored this week by

Freckled Fawn is generously providing a prize of $15 
to our randomly chosen winner.

Here's this week's cupcake inspiration photo.
Remember this is a color challenge, so bunnies aren't necessary.

Be sure to check out the other Sweeties projects as well as link up your own project at Cupcake Inspirations!

I water colored some paper then added Glimmer Mist--Key Lime Pie--to add a bit of shimmer.  I die cut the banner (The Cat's Pajamas). Then I embossed the cute bunny (Newton's Nook Designs) with white embossing powder on vellum. I adhered the vellum, water colored paper, and photo frame (hand cut). I mounted all of this on green paper (scraps). I then mounted the background mats (again scraps). I used a bit of washi tape behind the banner. I added the darling arrow (Freckled Fawn) and some flower sequins and a button with twine. Last I added the sentiment (Newton's Nook Designs) and last sequin.

Create a project using "Easter Critters".
Inky Paws Challenge #19 - Watercolor

Double Click Punny Challenge

Fantasy Stampers Challenge #33

Amusing Challenge – Anything Goes

MY SHERI CRAFTS CHALLENGE #154 - Nat'l Humor Month