Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Its Christmas in July at Tuesday Throwdown! Come join us this week as we get a head start on those Christmas Cards.We have an awesome give away this week from CSN stores, $50 toward lighting!! My image is and old stamp that just says carolers. The image was watercolored and cut out . The punched border is MS stars and I used the punched out pieces to fasten all over the background. So I say use your imaginations could be stars or could be snowflakes. :) They have a little gold stickes on them to them some shimmer. I use a scalloped oval nestie and a label#10 for the sentiment. The ribbon is a burgandy velvet with the gold writing. Its a bit of a stretch but I reused the punched out parts from the border so entering in the Funky Friday Challenge.
Also fits Challenges:
Polka Doodles: Colored image/Christmas
Miami Doodle:Anything goes
Funky Friday: Reuse, Recycle
Stamptacular:Christmas in July
Creative Inspirations: Anything goes
Sunday with Chrissy: Christmas in July
Tuesday Taggers: Christmas in July

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Raise The Bar Challenge/Ripped, torn,distressed,broken

This Card is made for Raising the Bar Challenge with My Minds Eye and SU papers. I used the MS hydrangea punch for the edge, tore it out and added little centers with some stickles.The creme was run thru a dotted swiss folder and all of the papers edges were aged with chalk. The WM stamp is mounted on the lavender with a couple little flower brads and then foam dotted on the purple which was embossed. The green and white were punched out with a fiskers and the seam binding was dyed to match and made into a bow. The purple edge and borders were faux stitched.A flourish, flower and leaves were used to finish it up.

Crafty Angels: Shabby Chic

Daring Cardmakers: Layers
Lots to do: Shapes
Our Daily Bread Design:Distress it

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

S2G Challenge/Water, Waves or Wetness

I made this very fast card for for my grandson. His birthday is on Sat. and I just decided to do the card yesterday morn before work. Hopefully it will bring a smile.I textured blue with swirls and mounted the HB inside of the card instead of the outside. Pretty straight forward I used a Dee Dees Digi wateredcolored. Then used nesties # 1,10, notched cornerand matted them. Used a MS loop punch, star punch and a hole punch.Also fits challenges:
Prarie Fairy Designs: One for the boys
Delightful Challenges: Its so Simple
Crafty Anns:Sir Cliff Richards song Life a Beach
Daring Cardmakers: Something Sea related
Allsorts: Summer Days
The Crazy Challenge: Boys will be boys
Wee Memories: Summer Fun

PIXIE COTTAGE CHALLENGE Sketch and or Double up

Stop by and join us for the PIXIE COTTAGE CHALLENGE # 28. The double up challenge this week is quite simple. Two images, and a sentiment will count as one. I tweeked the sketch a bit and l have use a flower called greeting by artish. After watercoloring I added some orange stickles to the center for some sparkle and three dots on each side of the navy blue mat. I used the # nestie to cut out the flower and mat and a scalloped oval nestie for the sentiment and shadow. The green flourishes we cut out on the cricket for me by my SIL and stickles added to them. The buttons are so pretty if you could see them in person they are a dark matt navy blue but have the most beautiful sheen to them and they are from my button box. The three ribbon strips are some hand dyed seam binding and its all mounted on the wonderful creme paper with the orange diagonals that I made. I used some orange chalk to shade all around the edges.
Also fit challenges:
Just Us Girls
: Green, orange, creme and Navy
Crazy 4 Challenges
: Buttons
Our Daily Bread Designs
: A colored image
Polka Doodle
: Stamp your own background DP
Character Cafe: 8.5x4 rectangle

Monday, July 19, 2010

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge/Paper Piercing

We are doing paper piercing over at Tuesday Throwdown so come and join us. Whimsey Stamps is our sponsor this week and has given the team some fun digis to use so stop by and see the GREAT creations. The punched strip and top of pocket is the MS scallop loops. I use the cuttlebug folders for the white and purple strips at the top then attached together with brads. The scalloped rounds are SU as is the sentiment. The watercolored image is called Maya making wishes. I used stickles on her wings. The lace is an old piece from my stash. The strip at the top, the rounds and across the bottom are paper pieced. The pocket also has a tag.If you click on the pic and enlarge you can see the piercing better.
This also fit challenges:
Playdate Cafe: Purple, lavender& Lime
CAStastic: Use a image, piercing, embossing,lace
Rainbo Lady: Lavender & lace
Stamp Something: Use a digi
Fussy & Fancy: Stitches, Scallops and sparkle
Frosted Design: Border punches
The Treehouse: Pocket Card
MY Time to Craft: Check it out
Papertake Weekly:Cutie Patootie
Paper Jewels: Fancy Borders

Crafty Creations Challenge

Well it is hotter than blue blazes here in the Mohave Desert!! Too hot to sleep so Ive been creating. It has been as high as 128 degrees since Thursday. My house is hot, I'm hot ,all the critters are hot everthing is hot!! So now that Ive vented about this heat I guess I feel better. :) My card was made using Crafty Creations Sketch this week. Although you have to look hard to see it the print is stitched on. I used one of the Tildas that my teamie Cheryl at Pixie Cottage sent me. My papers are SU. I used a flowers nestie to cut out the frame for Tilda to sit on. Stitched it with the navy blue. I ran some vellum thru the dotted swiss folder and mounted it behind the frame. The frame is foam dotted up to create the seat for Tilda. My punch is a MS loop that my friend Martha sent me. By the way it has been on my wish list for a while so I was so quite excited when I got a box of treasures from Martha and there it was. She is a super friend!! I love to make flowers and used a daisy punch for these. The sentiment was made with SU punches.
It also fits challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts
: Summer Days
Your Next Stamp: Flowers
Lots to do:
Wild Orchid: Say it with Flowers
Paper Playtime: Flower Power

This card is for Donna's Den of Crafts: Its a mans world. I recycled the metal tops off nut cans run thru the cuttlebug folder to make my diamond plate. My image is a retired PSX stamp. I used the orange and black because they are Harley colors. The reversed nestie created a great sprocket. I used washers and wire on the long strip and stitched in orange in black.The HB was attached with a star brad.This card will go to one of my husbands biker buddies.It also fits challenges:
Stampavie and More: Anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: Vibrant colors
Theme Thursday: Something round
Paper Romance: Stitching it up
Party Time Tuesdays: Anything Goes Birthday
Sentimental Sundays:For Men
The Stamp Man:Anything Goes

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Wednesday means it Pixie Cottage Challenge time.Today it is the sketch and/or triple play. That means three of anything. Be sure and stop by cuz we have a wonderful blog candy giveaway and Tanya did a great tutorial on making your own charms!! At the end of the month we will have lots of awesome new stamps you will want to see for sure. The team has some fab cards today so take a peak and then join us. I used the the Pixie Cottage stamp Down on the Farm by Tina Akonom. A fun stamp that was perfect to make my three summery sunflowers and a few leaves to go with! The image is watercolored and then mounted on a piece run thru the cuttlebug folder and mounted on the orange. I stitched several irregular rounds on the sunny yellow to make a fun frame for the image. The MS daisy punch made a great strip to finish the sketch. I zizzaged down the center and then sewed on three buttons to finish the triple play.
This also fits the following challenges:
Play Date Cafe: A inspirational pic
Crafty Calender: Summer
Easy Craft: Summer
Craftalicious: Cute
Crafty Pad: Orange & Yellow + holes
My Partner in Crime: Summertime
Lexi's Creations: Stitching
The Crazy Challenge: Its Hip to be square
Cooking It Up with Katie: A sketch, yellow & stitching
Your Next Stamp: Flower Power
Wild Orchid: Say it with Flowers

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Color Throwdown #100

A celebration #100 Color Throwdown.Regal Rose, Celery, Real Red and Baja Breeze.My little rectangles of dps were stitched on, a little stickles on the small flowers and centers and a jewel in the center of each large flower. The white is run thru the cuttlebug and the corners punched. The red is also run thru the cuttlebug with the corners punched round. The aqua is cut and embossed with a scalloped nestie cut down.Each layer is foam dotted up to give some dimension. The edge is punched with the MS arches and pink added to the inside to show thru. The little butterflies were punched and then some ink and stickles put on them. A few leaves were cut with a MS punch and scattered around for more dimension.
Also fit Challenges:
Paper Romance
:Lets get our glitter on
Creative Card Crew: To Die For
Shabby Tea Room: Embossing
Incy Wincy: Punches

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Here it is hump day already and time for our Pixie Cottage Challenge. You can take your choice of using the sketch and/or theme. Today the theme is an aperture card, a window. I used one of the Pixie Girls of the World named Maggie.The plaid dp is Daisypaper lullaby. It was stitched on the outside then a hole cut out with a rectangle nestie. A layer of the white and the BoBunny dotted ocean also was cut out with the nestie, embossed and layered with sponge dots. The blue was run thru the dotted swiss cuttlebug folder and then punched with the MS arches. I attached two buttons and tied with some pearl cotton. The bow is handdyed seam binding. Inside the Maggie was watercolored and cut out with a oval nestie. It needed a little more so I cut a white and dotted ocean with the scalloped oval nestie and framed her then attached all onto the plaid and faux stitched around it. Be sure to stop by and join us this week.
This also fits challenges:
Creative Card Crew
:To die for
Stamptacular Sunday: Aperture Creation
Pocket full of Posies: One for the girls
Prarie Fairy
: Anything Goes
Craftalicious: Cute
Paper Makeup: Window Card
A Lotta Rubber: Inside and out

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Its Tuesday Throwdown today! We want to see mosaics this week and the team has some fabulous examples for you so hop on over to check them out.This is my first time doing a mosaic and it was fun. I used this wonderful dragon stamp from Kim at Sherrod Studio and the stones on the castle are my mosaic pieces. The easel card was made with a dark base then cut lots of irregular pieces from some textured grey cardstock and attached them to the base which I also used for the windows. The door was colored to look like wood and the roof for the towers is also a textured cardstock. Stitched the dp onto the base, attached some looped ribbon and a button for the stop. The dragon was watercolored, cut out and attached. Be sure to stop by and join us this week. Looking forward to seeing all of your creations.This is also for the following challenges:
Tuesday Taggers: Make a scene
Squigglefly: Open
Wee Memories: Free for all

Friday, July 2, 2010

This Card is for Magical Crafts Challenge flowers. The paper is a Webster Pages vintage called your life beautiful. Im very disappointed the colors really didn't show true. The paper is a darker aqua checked with dots in the light squares not light blue and very vintage looking. The trim is a dark rusty orange. The checked paper is machine stitched on. The edge is punched with a MS iron gate. I made the flowers with layers of paper I dyed with different colors of inks and dyes and had brightly colored fingers all day! The leaves and stems are made with mulberry paper. The bow is a hand dyed seam binding. The butterfly is a Sherrod Studio digi set with some stickles on it and also stickles on the black flower centers. The scroll and paper edges are shaded with some orange , aqua and brown chalk.

Also fits these challenges:
Challenge up your Life: Vintage
Sentimental Sundays: Encouragement/support
The Corrosive:Flowers/ lots of flowers
Crafty Cardmakers: Inky fingers
Dutch Dare: A photo inspiration
Simon Says: Check it out
Whoopsi Daisy: Vibrant colors
A Pocket full of Posies: One for the Girls

The Crazy Challenge / Card in a hour

I am doing a first~~ The Crazy Challenge is a card in a hour. My card is a quick last minute Birthday for my nephew. I have never made a card this quick before. I always admire Deb Neerman, she make these fabulous cards in a hour! Mine is very plain but will do the job. The punched edge is a Ms loop, the blue is run thru a cuttlebeg folder and the center is 3 layers cut with a # nestie. The second blue one is pop dotted up. The quick tag cut and fastened on with a button.
This also fits Challenges:
Pixie Dust Studio Pixie: Red, white and blue
Stamp with Fun: Birthday
ColorQ: Red, White blues
Everybody Art: Birthday
AIFactory:Red, White, blue