Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Merry Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, I am behind in my holiday card making. Today I pulled out a darling set from Lawn Fawn--Party Animal. I created a mask, so I could create the evening sky using Distress Inks. I add some small gold stars and one large star to represent the North Star. I used scrap papers to make the little banner. The reindeer is colored with Spectrum Noir pencils. I've been watching lots of videos on how to use these pencils, and I am now starting to get the hang of them. To finish the card off, I stamped Merry Christmas (Paper Smooches). I'm entering this card in the challenges listed below. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Thanksgiving!

Craftin' Desert Divas-Christmas

FMS 214

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Naughty or Nice?

My second card tonight features a very naughty kitty climbing the Christmas tree. (This image reminds me of my very own Catapult who destroyed our Christmas tree her 1st Christmas.  We couldn't keep her out!). The image is from Newton's Nooks Designs. I am entering this card in the following challenges:


I finally had a free weekend, so I made a couple holiday cards. This card features a darling penguin (Purple Onions) that I colored with Spectrum Noir colored pencils. I used Fancy Flip Cut Ups from The Cat's Pajamas. I just love these colors together--thanks YNS for putting them together!

Challenges for this card:

My Time to Craft Challenge #309--Let It Snow!

CIC337--Crafty Sentiments

This week at Cupcake Inspirations we have a fun theme challenge--Bears. We have a fabulous sponsor--Crafty Sentiments. I used their adorable digi image-Couples. One lucky participant will win 3 images of choice. Be sure to pull out your bear stamps and join in the fun!

Digi Image:  Couples by Crafty Sentiments
All papers and embellishments: Stampin' Up
Markers:  Spectrum Noir

Sunday, November 15, 2015

CIC336--Deedee's Digis

It's time for another fun challenge at Cupcake Inspirations. This week we have a color challenge--ballet, butter, and coral.  We have a great sponsor--Deedee's Digis who is generously providing a $15 gift certificate to their store for one lucky participant. 

For my card, I chose Deedee's Stockings Pal. These are such darling stockings with the cutest critters. I, of course, selected to use the kitty stocking.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

CIC335--A Day for Daisies

Welcome to this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.  This week is a theme challenge--Tags!  We have a spectacular sponsor, A Day for Daisies, who has a $12 Gift Certificate to give to one lucky winner!  I used the darling image--A Little Birdie Told Me.  Be sure to link up at Cupcake Inspirations for your chance to win, and while you are there be sure to check out all the amazing projects by the DT Sweeties!  Until next time, happy crafting!

Image:  A Day for Daisies--A Little Birdie Told Me
Sentiment:  Newton's Nooks Designs
Paper and Brad:  Echo Park
Markers:  Spectrum Noir
Lace:  The Ribbon Resource
Dies--The Cat's Pajamas--Framed Up
         Paper Smooches--Toppers Dies
Twine--Lawn Fawn

Double Click Challenge--Furry Friend Challenge
A Day for Daisies Challenge 134--Use Texture
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #129--Tag You're It
My Sheri Crafts #169--Tag You're It
Brown Sugar Challenge #171--Tag You're It

Sunday, November 1, 2015

CIC334--Dilly Beans

Welcome to this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.  We have a wonderful sponsor, Dilly Beans Stamps, who will providing one lucky winner 3 digi images.  Megan Suarez, the Dilly Beans artist, creates some really fun, funky, and totally fun images.  This card features A Monster and a Bat.  Our challenge this week is to use Rose, White, and Navy.  Since I am way behind on my Halloween cards, I decided to to use these fun colors to make a non-traditional Halloween card. I just love how it turned out!  Now it's your turn!  Be sure to link up at Cupcake Inspirations (and check out the other DT Sweeties' cards)!  Until next time, happy crafting!  Debbie

Image:  Dilly Beans--A Monster and a Bat
Sentiment:  Newton's Nook Designs--Boo Crew
Paper:  Studio G--Blue 6x6 Paper Pad
Dies:  My Favorite Things--Die-namics File Folder Edges
Button:  Bluemental Buttons (from JoAnn's)
Ink:  Distress Inks
Markers:  Spectrum Noir


A Gem of a Challenge:  Too Cute Too Spook

Sunday, October 25, 2015

CIC333--Drawn with Character

Welcome to this week's new Cupcake Inspirations.  We have a fabulous sponsor, Drawn with Character, who will be giving a lucky winner the choice of 3 images! Our theme this week is all about STARS!  I just love the inspiration photo this week with all the orange and black, so I opted to use them too!  I made a shaker card filled with stars and sequins!  I just love how this turned out!  
Until next time, happy crafting!

Image:  Drawn with Character--Witch Cat Halloween
Embossing Paste:  Dreamweavers Embossing Paste
Ink:  Distress Ink
Markers: Spectrum Noir
Ribbon:  May Arts--3/8 inch Satin w/ Knotted Edge
Sequins:  Various venders


A Gem of a Challenge #156--Too Cute to Spook
Allsorts Challenge #334--Orange/Purple/Black all or any Two
Crafty Calendar Challenge--Halloween

Inkspirational Challenge #94 Cute Halloween 

The Outlawz Challenge Halloween
Sweet Stampin' Challenge Halloween

TIME OUT Challenge #42

4 Crafty Chicks #269 Halloween 
Chocolate, Coffee, & Cards Challenge #102--Halloween
Hiding in My Craft Room Challenge #222 Any Holiday

Sunday, October 11, 2015

CIC331--Your Next Stamp

Here's a quick post for this week's Cupcake Inspirations' challenge--Forest Friends.  We have Your Next Stamp as our generous sponsor.  For my card, I opted to use a friend from the rainforest. I adore this little toucan image from Jungle Critters!  I so hope you will be inspired to join this week!  You could win a $20 gift certificate from Your Next Stamp!  Until next week, hope you have a great day!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

CIC330--Scribbles Designs

Welcome to some fun colors this week at Cupcake Inspirations.  We have a super fun sponsor--Scribbles Designs--who is offering a randomly chosen winner a $10 gift certificate!  I decided to play with my Spectrum Noir pencils.  I am still struggling with them, so I am not completely happy with my coloring on this darling image!  I decided to add the sentiment in honor of my two kitties who have been enjoying the cooler weather by sprinting through the house!  For inspiration, be sure to check out the DT Sweeties' projects at Cupcake Inspirations!  Looking forward to see your work!  Debbie

Friday, October 2, 2015

Perk Up--Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Here's my 5th card for the Fall Coffee Lover's Bloghop.  For this card, I pulled out an older gel-a-tin's --Coffee Break and Gourmet Rubber Stamps' The Quiet Moments.  I colored each element with Spectrum Noir markers. I wanted to give them a glazed look, so I added Crackle Accents.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Wild For Coffee--Coffee Lovers Bloghop #4

I'm back with my 4th card for the Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop!  This card features two fun stamp sets from Your Next Stamp:  Thanks a Latte and Jungle Critters. I don't own nearly enough stamps sets from Your Next Stamps, but I decided to try my hand of combining two of them with an autumn theme.  Not too easy when the tropic climate doesn't equate autumn.  Therefore I decided on some autumn colors.  I prefer iced or frozen coffee drinks, so this little monkey is enjoying an iced coffee while standing on a palm tree.  

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Card #3

I am trying to squeeze in some more cards between work and my reading endorsement night classes.  This one features My Favorite Things' Die-namics LLD Coffee Cup and Verve Coffee Word Die. I really wish I had had this paper in a more pumpkinish color as well as the ribbon.  (If only I could win a lottery, so my craft wish list could be fulfilled!)  Thanks for stopping by!  


Sunday, September 27, 2015

CIC329--Oddball Art

This week at Cupcake Inspirations, we are sponsored by Oddball Art. Our theme is Magical!  Hope you will check out the other DT Sweeties at Cupcake Inspirations and link up for a chance to win 3 digi images from Oddball Art!  ~Debbie

For this card I printed the image and colored her with Spectrum Noir markers.  I die cut and distressed the images.  For the wings, I used a shiny gel pen. I then cut the pattern paper and adhered. I used a punch for the decorative edges and added the ribbon. I added a dragonfly brad and added some Stickles for extra shine. I added the doily and adhered all the layers.  For the final touch I made a bow and adhered. 

Paper:  DCWV
Image:  Oddball Art
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Die:  Sizzix
Markers:  Spectrum Noir
Distress Ink:  Tim Holtz