March 30, 2011

Simon Says Stamp Challenge...Domi's Fab Sketch + Penny Black...Je Taime!


Hey stampin' friends! Time for another great challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Challenge! I am so glad to be back this week and able to share a DT card with you! Domi has designed a fabulous sketch for us to use...I really love this sketch and I know yo will too!  So, I  hope you can join us! The Simon Says Stamp Challenge DT are featuring Penny Black stamps this week! If you would like to share you Penny Black creations with us we would love to see them but it is not a requirement!

Heidi has very generously offered up a $50 gift voucher to the Simon Says Superstore for the prize again this week! Just think of all the gorgeous crafty supplies you can get with $50 and the Superstore is just chalked full of fab supplies!!!!

So, for my card I used one absolutely adorable image from the Mimi in Paris Transparent stamp set! The Memento ink didn't give a clean, crisp impression with the Transparent stamps, not sure why but I wanted a really crisp image, so, I stamped Mimi with VersaFine Black Onyx ink on Copic X-press it paper and then embossed the image with clear embossing powder, then I coloured Mimi with my Copic Markers. I love the shine that the clear embossing powder adds to the image too! It is a neat technique to use to get a dark black impression with the detail ink and still use your Copics. I made my card with My Mind's Eye Tickled Pink paper and gems and some Annalee Prima Flowers! I stamped a sentiment from a My Favorite Things Stamp set called Meet me at the Cafe, on a tag cut with a Nestibilites tag and inked with Spun Sugar Distress ink

Here is the inside...pretty simple! I stamped the Eiffel tower image with Versafine Black Onyx ink and embossed with clear embossing powder again! The sentiment is from the My Favorite Things More Essential Sentiments set!

Well, thanks so much for stopping by and having a wee look-see at my Simon Says Stamp challenge DT card! Please stop by the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog and see all the gorgeous and inspirational cards made by the super talented DT and then please join the challenge!

Have a stampin' great day!


March 28, 2011

My Favorite Things...WSC Challenge # 12...Butterfly Kisses!


Hey crafty friends! Just a really quick post tonight to share the card I made for the MFT WSC #12! I was so disappointed that I wasn't unable to make a card with last week's sketch cuz I was soooooooo sick... I thought I was going to be able to make every MFT WSC challenge too...such a bummer! Well, I wasn't going to miss this week's challenge, that was for sure, so I pulled out my new paper Echo Park, For the Record paper that I got at Simon Says Stamp Superstore, and got to work! I used this sweet PI girlie called Butterfly Kisses! I coloured the wee girl with my Copics and paper pieced her body suit and wings with the EP paper. 
I cut some QuicKutz cork material with  my MFT Butterflies Die-namics set and the little wee butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch....I loooovvvve cork butterflies! I also use my MFT Flower Trio Die-namics set and Perfect Petal Die-namics and added a BasicGrey button with some of this great twine that I picked up at the Bella Boutique. The cotton twill tape is also from MFT!
Here is the inside....the sentiment comes form the PI set called Something Special Just for You!

Well, thanks so much for stopping by and havin' a wee peek at my card!

Happy Stampin'!


March 27, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and CPS-Card Sketches # 211!

Hey! Hope everyone is having a great weekend! I am finally feeling better and back to my old self, so much so, that I even did a little krafty shopping yesterday at the Bella Boutique and picked up some of the new BG Hello Luscious paper that I was just dying to get my hands on!!! I also made this card today!

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is sponsoring the sketch challenge this week at CPS-Card Sketches. I thought the simplicity of the sketch would make for a good "boy" card and I don't do boy cards very well, so, the sketch really helped to keep me from adding ribbon and flowers,lol! I did manage to get some black bling on there though,smile! The paper is American Crafts and so is the cardstock. I coloured up Danny with my Copics and left the image in the die and inked with Pumice Stone Distress ink. 

Since the card design is so simple I stamped the sentiment that comes with Richie with VersiFine Black Onyx ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder to add a little shine and interest to the card.

Well, thanks so much for stopping by and having a wee peek at may card! I hope you will be able to play along with the CPS challenge this week! Remember there is Krafty rubbah up for grabs!!!

Have a krafty week, friends!!!!


March 24, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps & Cute Card Thursday # 157... Cloud 9!!

Hey Krafty friends! well, I have been quite sick with a terrible, nasty, dreadful stomach flu! First, my son, Kieran, had it and then it hit me with a vengeance!!! I am slowly starting to come around, so it was so nice to finally feel well enough to get up out of bed and make a card for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge! This week Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is sponsoring CCT and they have a fab sketch this week! So, I hope you can join the challenge as they have Krafty rubber up for what are you waiting for!? Let's get KRAFTY! 

I have been dying to ink up this sweet image of Brigitte having a bubble bath from the Moonlight Whispers, Everyday Girls March Release! I coloured Brigitte up with my Copics to coordinate with my fave BasicGrey Hopscotch 6x6 papers. I also used my Splotch stamp from Frog's Whiskers Ink around the edges of the image with Desert Sand Memento ink. I searched my stash for some flowers that would match and I found these Prima Sugared flowers and thought they were pretty and sparkly! I added lost of Stickles to the bubbles in the bath and some sparkly ribbon too.  I also stamped some stitching with my Kelly Panacci Stitching Stamps and distressed the kraft circle mat with my Tim Holtz Tonic paper Distressing Tool. The sentiment actually comes with Judy from the 50's Inspired Release. Oh, and I should say that I flipped the gorgeous sketch to fit the image!

Here is the inside...can't seem to make a card without finishing the inside, even if it is just a little bit. The sentiment is from my fave set Kimmie's Everyday Sentiment set...this set it sooooooo worth has all the perfect sentiments that you will ever need or want!

Well, thanks so much for stopping by and having a wee peek at my card for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge that Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is sponsoring this week! Please swing by the CCT blog and take a look at the fab sketch and gorgeous DT cards and I hope you can join us!

Happy Stampin'!

March 20, 2011

Magnolia Down Under Challenge Candy Winner is......!

Sorry I'm late posting the winner I came down with a bad stomach bug yesterday and wasn't able to get on the computer. 
But without further ado....
the winner of my MDUC candy is........

Congrats! Please e-mail me your addie Kristin and I will send you your goodies! 


March 19, 2011

BasicGrey Challenges # 40 and Magnolia Down Under Challenges # 88...Celebrate!

Good morning stampers! Time for another fun challenge over at BasicGrey Challenges and Magnolia Down Under Challenges! Thanks so much for joining us for the MDUC 2nd Birthday Bash Blog Hop and thanks for joining us at BG Challenges too. So many beautiful creations! WOW! 

Well, I have have combined by card today and we have 2 fab challenges for you! At MDUC Jane has designed a gorgeous sketch and at BasicGrey Challenges, we would like to see you use a recycled item on your card or creation. Remember at BG Challenges you must use at least one item of BasicGrey product on you creation and please state in your post what you have used that is from the BasicGrey Range!  At MDUC we need to see a Magnolia product on your creation but it doesn't have to be Tilda or Edwin it can be any Magnolia stamp and or die. I really hope you can join us for both of these fabulous challenges!

For my card today, I used BG Kioshi 6x6 paper pad and I use a clothing tag off a pair of new Capri pants that I bought Hannah. The colours in the tag led me to use this gorgeous Kioshi them!! I used the tag as the rectangle on the sketch but repositioned it a bit so that you could still read what it says. I also used some Prima flowers and a roses and large rose is from WOC. I used this sweet Will you be my Valentine Tilda. Tilda was stamped on Copic Xpress it blending cardstock with Memento ink and I coloured her with my Copics and then I cut her out leaving a small white border and pop-dotted her on the card. The sentiment is a QuicKutz rub-on on a tag that I cut with a QuicKutz die.  I added some cotton lace trim, ribbon form my stash and a few pearls. 

At BasicGrey challenges we have a fabulous prize again offered up by our wonderful sponsor Simon Says Stamp Superstore, a whopping $25.00 gift voucher to the Superstore...whoo hoo....lots of crafty goodies to be had there!!!!
Here is the inside...quite simple. I cut the sentiment panel with a My Favorite Things Die-namic Textile rectangle stamps and die set and the sentiment is from my new More Essential Sentiments set

Well thanks so much for stopping by and having a wee peek at my BasicGrey Challenges and Magnolia Down Under Challenges DT card!  Please swing by and visit the DT members and see all the gorgeous creations they have made to inspire you! I really hope you get some crafty time and can join us!


Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge # 70...Big Buttons...Imagination...!

Hey Krafty friends! I hope you are ready for another fun challenge this week at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge! Sweet, Krafty Girl, Krista is the hostess with mostest this week and she is asking to see BIG BUTTONS as the main embellishment on your creation...well, actually they don't have to be big, any size button will do just fine, smile! Krista has used the ever so sweet Becky Broadsword on her fab card this week! If you join the challenge and use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp on your card then you will be entered into the random draw to win a Becky Broadsword stamp of your very own! So get out those buttons BIG or small and have some Krafty fun!!!

For my card this week I used some of my favourite Scenic Route paper and teamed it up with one of the fabulous new quotes from Krafty Quotes # 2 set from the new March release! I love this inspirational and up-lifting...sorry, I couldn't resist,lol! I stamped it with Tim Holtz Distress embossing ink on kraft cardstock and then used American Crafts Zing White embossing that stuff!!!! I just love the look of a crisp, clean, white sentiment, don't you? It is so hard to get a good impression with white ink, trust me, I have tried them all, and I think the AC Zing White embossing powder yields the best results. I used my new My Favorite Things Fly a Kite Die-namics with die with this sentiment...prefect together. I also used some Blossom Twinery Twine for the tail of the kite and added little wee buttons.  The large button is from my BasicGrey stash. I used my Die-namics grass die too and then another sentiment from Kimmie's Everyday Sentiment set!

Well, thanks so much for stopping by and having a wee peek at my Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge DT card! Please stop by the KKS Challenge blog and see all the gorgeous cards the Krafty Girls have created to inspire you then get out those buttons big or small and join us for some krafty fun!

Happy stampin'!


March 16, 2011

Simon Says Stamp Challenge...Birthday Challenge...Happy B-day!!


Good morning stampin' friends! Time for another fun challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Challenges! I can't believe how many entries we had for our "Anything Goes" challenge last week! That was absolutely incredible...not sure if we got over 1000 or not but pretty darn close!!!!! Thank you all so much for sharing your beautiful creations with us! Hopefully you can join us again this week! The challenge is another easypeasy one....Happy Birthday....and we can always use another birthday card or two in our card box, now can't we!? 

We have another fabulous 50 dollar gift voucher for the Simon Says Stamp Superstore up for grabs this week! Just think of all the goodies you can get with 50 dollars...whoo hooo!!!!!! All you have to do is join the challenge to be entered into the random draw!

So for my card this week I followed the fabulous sketch that they have at Friday Sketchers # 145 and then I inked up one of the stamps from my new The Greeting Farm Miss Anya Lounge stamp set, that I got from...guess where...yuppers, Simon Says Stamps Superstore, he, he ,he!!! My daughter, Hannah, was wearing her cute black Uggs the other day and this Miss Anya reminds me of I though I would inked her up! I stamped her on my new Copic Xpress It blending cardstock with Memento ink Tuxedo Black ink and coloured her with my Copics. I'm still getting use to this paper as I have been using Neenah for a while now but I think I like it! I just need a little more practice with it! It is very slick...kind of like the Prism Simply Smooth paper that I used before I switched to Neenah. Not sure I am happy with how her hair turned out but you know what they say.... practice makes perfect,smile! I cut the image out with my Oval Nesties and inked with Spun Sugar Distess ink. 

I used BasicGrey Olivia 6x6 papers and American Crafts cardstock and the velvet ric rac is also by American Crafts. I used a BG Olivia Canvas tag and added a rub-on "smile" that I had in my stash to the centre of it. I added some beautiful Prima flowers with BG painted brads and I stamp a sentiment from a My Favorite Things sentiment set on a QuicKutz tag. to finish it off I sprinkled a few gems here and there. 

Here is the inside...I used a sentiment from a new More Essential Sentiment set from My Favorite Things. I also added some more Prima flowers and more bling. 

Well, thanks so much for stopping by and having a wee peek at my Simon Says Stamp Birthday challenge card! I really hope you can join us! Please stop by the challenge blog and see all the gorgeous creations the DT have to inspire you too, then join us!


MDUC Birthday Blog Hop and my Blog Candy!!!!!

I have a little blog candy giveaway going on!! 
It will close March 19th!!!
Please click here to enter my MDUC Birthday Blog Hop Candy!!!

Good Luck!!!

***This post is staying at the top for the time of my blog candy! 
Please scroll down to see my latest post!***

March 15, 2011

My Favorite Things...WSC Challenge # 10...A Best Friend...!

Just a quick post this morning to share the card I made for the My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch # 10 challenge! I just got this sweet A La Mode stamp called Wishing You Luck! I knew that I just had to have her as I am of Irish descent. My Dad is from Newry, Co. Down N. Ireland. I colored the sweet A La mode cailin (colleen) up with my Copics and gave her dark hair just like me. I am told that I look Irish quite often...mostly by those folks who know what an Irish cailin looks like,smile! I also thought I would add some cotton lace trim as I thought it gave the feel of a warm and cozy Erin cable knit sweater! 

I stamped one of the sentiments from the Wishing You Luck set on watercolour paper in Sepia ink an inked with Old Paper Distress ink. 
Here is the inside...Very simple. I stamped the A La Mode girl again in Sepia ink and I cut watercolour paper with MFT Die-namics Polka Dot Greetings Stamp and Die set and stamped one of the sentiments for this set. 

well, thanks so much for popping by today to have a wee peek at my card for the MFTWSC10 challenge!

Hope you have a stampin' great day!


March 13, 2011

Kraftin Kimmie Stamps MARCH 2011 Release Krafty Hop....Precious gift!


**Pleases scroll down or click here to enter my Blog Candy in my MDUC Blog Hop post!**
Good Luck!!!!

Good morning krafty friends! So, today is the BIG day!! The day we have been waiting for!! Today Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is releasing their MARCH 2011 stamps! Whoo hoo!!!! 

As you've seen over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, Annie Rodrigue has created stamps jut for YOUR!!! Whether you love coffee, love bubble baths, love to bake or love to read...we've got a stamp just for YOU! Our Everyday Girls include Angie, Agnes, Brigitte, Caroline, Diana and Lucy! Each one comes with a bonus accessory stamp and TWO coordinating sentiments.

Well, Shiver me timbers!!! Steven Leary has created an amazing collection of cute little PIRATES!! These little swashbucklers are perfect for all those kids cards and invitations, plus Halloween scrapbook pages.... because who doesn't love to dressed up like a pirate? We have Barnacle Brad, Becky Broadsword, Cannonball Cameron, Cap'n Charlie and one Eyed Willie. So Stinkin' CUTE!

We also have a brand new set of Krafty Quotes for you! These stamps are larger in size than your average sentiment stamps and are perfect as the focal point of you scrappy cards and as an addition to your scrapbook layouts! This month's set includes quotes from Mother Teresa, L.M. Montgomery, Bette Midler and Lauren Bacall!

Again we've got "Gimme Kimmie's Kits" for those of you who just HAVE to have them all! We've grouped each line of stamps together and called them "Gimme Kimmie's Kits"! Now you just have to click once to pick up a Gimme Kimmie's Kit AND it's at a discounted price. What could be better!?

You will get to see most of the new images while you sit back and enjoy our Krafty HOP! You'll see all the Krafty Girls as well as some very special Krafty Guests along the way! If you want to start from the beginning, just head over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge blog! If you have arrived here from Carole's gorgeous blog, Mother's Little Helper, then you are in the right spot! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave comments at each and every stop because some lucky stampers will win packages of stamps from the new release!!! And when you're done hoppin', be sure to head over to the Kraftin Kimmie shop, because ALL the new images are NOW available!

So for my card today I am featuring the gorgeous and glowing, Caroline! I made this card for my dear friend and colleague, who is expecting her first child, a baby girl...YAY! I love this image and I knew I had to do a shabby chic card with Caroline. I coloured Caroline with my Copics and cut her out with my Oval Nestie using the "out of the box" technique. I then inked with Shabby Shutters Distress ink. I used my new gorgeous Prima Annalee 6x6 paper pad and my new Beaded Oval Nesties that I got at Simon Says Stamp Superstore. I painted all the edges of the paper with Distress Crackle paint in Picket Fence. I also distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz Distressing tool. I added Prima Annalee flowers, lace trim, twill tape and a crape paper ruffle. the sentiment is one of two that comes with Caroline as well as an accessory stamp. I added lots of pearls and love that I can add them around the Beaded Oval Nestie too and for a final little touch I added a little Melissa Frances rub-on

Here in the inside of my card! This sentiment is from Kimmie's Everyday sentiment set and I used my Beaded Oval Nestie it!!!!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by and having a wee peek at my card! I hope you can join the blog hop... remember there is gorgeous rubbah up for get hopping and get commenting and then swing by the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop to get your order, smile! The next stop on the Krafty Hop is the oh so sweet and talented, Angie!!!!

Happy hoppin'!


March 12, 2011

Magnolia Down Under Challenge and 2nd BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP and BLOG CANDY...TWOS Theme...Celebration!

Hey! I am back with my card for the Magnolia Down Under Challenge and this week we are having a very special Birthday Blog Hop Party to celebrate MDUC's 2nd Birthday! I really hope you can join us! You have all week to join the challenge as the challenge will end March 19th. You also have all week to hop from blog to blog! Please leave comments on each and every blog as you hop as some of the DT have candy on their blogs and you must comment on every blog to be eligible for the candy the DT is offering up on their blogs! We also have prizes for this week's challenge from our wonderful sponsors are.... All That Scraps, Michelle's Scrapbooking, Quixotic Paperie, Tickled Pink Stamps!!!!!

The challenge this week is TWOS....this means you can use, TWO images, TWO patterned papers, TWO flowers, TWO buttons or any of these items or any other items in groups or combos of TWO. Just think TWO!!!!! 

So if you have arrived from the very sweet and super Talented Tanja then you are in the right spot! If not then you may want to start at the beginning of the hop at the MDUC blog. Congrats if you have hopped all the way are near the end of the hop now just hop back to the MDUC blog to finish of the hop!!!!

For my card I have used TWO sweet Tilda's from the You're So Special is a Mini that came in my Magnolia kit and I love that it helps to create a little birthday celebration scene. I have coloured both Tildas with my Copics. I have also used TWO patterned papers, TWO colours of cardstock, TWO ribbons and I have grouped my Prima flowers and Pearls in groups of TWO!!!! I even used TWO Melissa Frances rub-ons for the sentiments.

Here is the inside of my card!!!! Pretty simple!

My Favourite Things Candy Time!!!
I also have a bit of candy to give away today too!!!  It has been so long since I have had any Candy and I want to thank all of my blogging frineds who visit me on a regular basis and do something special for the MDUC Birthday Bash!!! Most of it I have just gathered up from my stash and have been saving for a chance to do a little giveaway! My sweet friend, Helen, owner of my Local Scrapbooking Store Crop Circles in Peterborough has also donated some items, Crop Circles is now selling Magnolia stamps...whoo hoo!!!! Check it out here! Thanks so much, Helen for you kind donation!

The Candy includes many of my favourite things: Marianne Designs Flower Creatable Die, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Snow White, 6x6 BasicGrey Kioshi paper pad, BG Kioshi Brads and BG Bling It flower, QuicKutz ticket die, Twinery Twine 3 pack of Maraschino, Pink Sorbet and Cappuccino 15 yards each colour, Stickles, ColorBox Cat eye Chestnut roan ink, American Crafts ribbon. Helen from Crop Circles has generously donated a Bag of Blooms from Irene's Garden Flowers and they are gorgeous flowers, Fabulous Northern Lights Embossing Powder and a Sakura Stardust pen.

So, to be elegible for my candy please....
1. Hop from blog to blog and Leave comments on each and every MDUC blog along the hop!
2. Then come back here after you have done ALL the commenting and leave your name in the inlinks    below.
3. If you would also like to follow me that would be fab but not a requirement!
4. If you would like to post my candy in your sidebar to help spread the word that would be fabulous but not a requirement.

The Candy will be a random draw and will close on Saturday March 19th when the MDUC blog hop ends! Good Luck!!!!

Well, thanks so much for stopping by and having a wee peek at my card and enduring this very long post! Enjoy the blog hop and best of luck with the Candy Giveaway!!!!


Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge # 69....Anything Goes and Krafty Peeks...Love Story!

Hey Krafty gals! YAY!!! It is the weekend...whoo hoo!!!! That means some well deserved krafty time for me! What a long week at work and the weather is such a bummer. I can't wait for some sunshine! Well, thank goodness we have the new Kraftin' Kimme Stamps March releases to cheer us up! We also have another fun new challenge for you this week at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps challenge blog. This week Kimmie has set the GOES!!!! If you join us for the KKS challenge and you use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp then you will be entered into the random draw for your pick of either Brigitte or Cap'in Charlie as featured on Kimmie's super duper cute cards for this week's challenge. So there is no excuse not to join us for some krafty fun! The Krafty Girls and Guests are also featuring more of the fabulous new stamps that will be available in the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop tomorrow, Sunday, March, 13th and don't forget tomorrow is Krafty Blog Hop day!!!!

Aren't the Everyday Girls from the new Annie Rodrigue Moonlight Whispers collection fabulous?! So,  for my card today, I am featuring sweet Lucy and she is doing one of my favourite things to do! Yup, if I'm not stamping and gettin' krafty I am curled up with a good book! Lucy is reading a love story but I prefer crime/forensic type mysteries...reading Port Mortuary by Patricia Cornwell at the mo. So, back to my card....I coloured Lucy with my Copics and cut the image with out with my Nesties that I think looks like an open book. I used the "out of the box" technique and then inked with Broken China Distress ink.  I used BG Sugar Rush 6x6 papers, the small open scalloped border is cut with my Die-namcis die. and I added some Prima flowers and American Crafts ribbon. I rubbed a Melissa Frances heart rub-on onto a Tim Holtz ticket and secured it with a BG Jovial Decorative clip.   

Here is the inside...I stamped one of the two sentiments that comes with Lucy and she also comes with a book accessory stamp.

Well, I hope you can join us this week for the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps challenge. Please swing by the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps challenge blog and check out all the fabulous cards by the Krafty Girls and Krafty Guests!  Stop by again tomorrow for the Krafty Hop and remember the all the new March release stamps will be in the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps shop tomorrow March 13th!

Happy Stampin'!



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