Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Passionately Artistic

My sweet daughter sent me money to buy myself some crafting goodies and I am so excited to have gotten some of the new Spellbinders. I have used them on my project.

For our challenge today Passionately Artistic's the theme is home decor or gift set

My little sis wanted a banner so this is for her. She came for Easter this past weekend
so this was her little gift.I used the Spellbinder Scalloped pennant die for two of the layers and dotted swiss embossing folder. I made flowers in her favorite color to decorate plus some greenery, buttons, butterflies and bows. I used the MS punch to make the loops for the ribbon to hang them on.

Entering Challenges:
Incy Wincy Designs: Buttons and Bows
Simon Says Stamp and Show: Some buttons
Stamping Scrapping Central: Anything goes
Crafty Calendar: April Showers bring May flowers
Ellephantastic: Anything but square or rectangle
Going Grey with Scrap Creations: Flowers
The Stamping Boutique: Winged things
My Mum's Craft Shop: Flowers


Yippie...It's Wednesday half way thru the work week:) Our challenge here at The Pixie Cottage is The Royal Wedding. Now its really easy... lots of wiggle room Use red, wt & blue, wedding, castle, crown , love and/ or the sketch.

I started with our new castle image by Artish as a background water colored, some stickles to the turret roofs and added some clouds. The wedding couple is also by Artish. I also lightly water colored and added some iridescent stickles. I stamped the white ribbon with a little crown image. The heart layers are made with a MS punch. Punched out the sentiment and foam dotted on.

Entering Challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers: The Royal Wedding
Die Cut Dreams: Wedding
Kaboodle Doodles: Here comes the Bride
Card Cupids: Use punches
A Spoonful of Sugar: A right royal knees up
Stampin' for the Weekend: Wedding
Totally Paper Crafts: Wedding

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. My little sis and niece came for the weekend and that was a real blessing since we only see each other a couple times a year!

Our challenge this week at Tuesday Throwdown is Brads and Eyelets.... Our sponsor is My Grafico and they sent us the great pre colored images. I started a card with all the images in layers and as I looked at them they looked like tags soooo tags to use as a bookmark they became! I also made a card to match.
My Card is layered with white aqua and coral. I used the Grafico leaf image to create the dp and stitched on then added the eyelets. There is a brad in the center of the image. It was layered with the Spellbinder scalloped rectangle. I dyed aqua ribbon to match.

The tag/bookmarkers were all embossed with different folders and then the images matted stitched and added. I put an eyelet in each hole before tying on the aqua and coral ribbons dyed to match. A brad attaches each sentiment cut out with various Spellbinders.

This past month has been difficult and I was thinking there are most likely others who have had difficult days or weeks and just don't say anything so I decided to make all these little tag/bookmarkers to give to some ladies for a little encouraging lift to their day.
Entering Challenges:
Challenge You Life: Bookmarks
Stamping Vacation: Lots of white and something attached with a brad
Make it Monday: Anything goes
House of Gilli: Layers and stitching
Craft your Passion: Show us your Layers
Lexi's Creations: Anything but a card
Creative Inspirations: Use a digi
Stamptacular Sunday: At least 5 layers

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Pixie Cottage Challenge

Wednesday means a new Challenge over at The Pixie Cottage and we are looking for Happy Birthday and/ or the sketch.This is one of the new images by Artish called Tea for Two.The image is watercolored and mounted on the dotted embossed layer then stitched. The floral image is also stitched on.The flower is made of layers of scrunched paper and tulle with some leaves added. Some giant ric rac added across the bottom and the sentiment has some jewels and stickles added to it and foam dotted on. Come and play along with us.

Entering Challenges:
Make it Monday: Anything goes
Card Cupids: Spring/pastel colors
Delicious Doodles: All stitched UP
Totally Paper Crafts: Springtime
Ladybug Crafts Ink: Anything goes
A Spoon Full of Sugar: Celebrate
KB Cute Monday: Birthday
Stamp with Fun: Birthday

Passionately Artistic

We are celebrating Easter here at Passionately Artistic. Stop by to join us. I have used one of the Heart Song Images. I used a SU wheel to stamp the music across the top and edged with a EK Success morrocan punch then stitched and added dots. The bottom was embossed with the paisley folder. The image was watercolored and then cut out with the Spellbinder label # and matted on a blue print attached with buttons. The dyed scrunched ribbon bow and tag finish it off.

Entering Challenges:
Creative Craft: Embossing
My Time to Craft: Easter Wishes
Die Cut Dreams: It's Easter time
Kaboodle Doodles: Thoughts of Spring/Easter
Stamp n Doodle: Easter
The Crafty Pad: Easter
Creative Inspiration: Easter
Dream Valley: Easter
Paper Sundaes: Texture

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


I'm so ready for a new week...and back to normal I hope This week brings a new challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown, its one of my favs Polka Dots. Our Sponsor this week is The Cutting Cafe and they gave us this great set of images to use.Don't you love all those bicycles? I used SU papers layered and stitched. My edge is punched with a MS scalloped dot. This fun set of images is called Let's go for a Ride. I actually had lots more dots but and accident caused me to have to redo some of the card so its a little plainer but its done :) The tree was cut out and all the images were water colored. The bicycle was cut with round Spellbinder and the buttom cut off. The sentiment is attached with a button. Be sure to stop by to see the teams great inspiration and join us.
Entering Challenges:
Craft Your Passion:Youv'e been Spotted
Woodware: Die Cuts & Punches
Cupcake Craft: Lots of layers
The Crazy Challenge: Friendship
Papertake Weekly: Spots & Stripes
Digital Tuesday: Pretty punches

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Three Posts in One

I am Late in getting all my posts up this week. Really I'm not a slacker planned to be home early on Monday to finish up all my cards and posts but didnt work out that way. I had worked long hours prior, drove 15 hrs to Texas with my friend to do her sons wedding cakes last week, my uncle had been very ill and passed away, my aunt came to visit my mom had a stroke and airvaced to Vegas. They flew me back to Vegas after I finished the cakes. Went to see my aunt then drove the two hours home and back to work. Yikes too much life and too little time. All that rambling to say thats the reason they are late but here they are now.

My first card:
TUESDAY THROWDOWN Challenge is Sparkle and Bling and our sponsor is The Greeting Farm. They sent us the fun images to use. Mine is the Spring Fairy which I water colored and popped up the flower stickled flower. She was cut out with the Spellbinder scalloped circle, jewels added and then foam dotted on. The Bo Bunny dp it is matted on is stickled and stitched on. The little flowers and butterfly is also stickled. Two shades of dyed ribbon, stitching and a MS punched border finish it off.

Second card:
THE PIXIE COTTAGE Challenge this week is For Mom or a Special Lady.I have used the lovely lilies by Artish. You will find this and many more stamps plus digis at Michelle's Scrapbooking and More. The lilies were water colored and matted on some Basic Grey that I stitched on. Some dyed ribbon, button and tag finish off the card. The coordinating tag is to tie onto the package.

Third Card:
PASSIONATELY ARTISTIC Challenge is Countdown to Easter. I've used the sweet Heart Song Digi Image Theadore and balloons. Cut out and punched corner rounds. Matted on the blue and then stitched onto the fun Eastery patchwork dp. Big satin bow, buttons and sentiment cut out with the Spellbinder scalloped squares finish this little card.

Entering Challenges:
A Spoonful of Sugar: Animals great and small
Papertake Weekly: Dimension on your Card
The Crazy Challenge: Easter
Die Cut Dreams: Easter Time
DDH Challenge: Stitches
The Pink Elephant: Easter
Woodware: Anything goes
Amber's Crafts and Stuff: My favorite and stitching
The Paper Variety: Flowers

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sketch with Heart Challenge

Heart Song Designs has a new sketch today. Stop by and join us. My card uses one of the new April release images. After embossing I attached the water colored image and then cut a frame with the Spellbinder label # and foam dotted over it. The little matched scalloped border and strawberries finish it.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Passionately Artistic

Today we are Dreaming of Spring so come join in the fun. I have two cards to share today. The first one using my handmade flower textured with a dotted folder and a fluffy center with stickles for some bling. The purple is embossed with a SU folder and stitched onto the aqua. The ribbon is dyed and there are stickle dots all around the aqua border. The sentiment is stamped and the cut with a Spellbinder label #17. Buttoned corners finish it.

My second card using a striped dp stitched onto the white. The scripture is cut out with a Spellbinder label #13 and matted on dk pink. A ribbon and bow added. My layered flowers were cut out of with a Spellbinder flower nestie. The flourish is the one I made on the tutorial. I used the I rock heat tool and cut out after the brads were set.
Entering Challenges:
Allsorts: Blooming blossoms

Our Creative Corner: Handmade paper flower, ribbon and bling
Creative Cowgirls: Spring or Easter
Creative Inspiration: Spring
Stamptacular Sunday:
Buttons, bling and Bloom + Stamp
Karens Doodles: Fancy and feminine
The Crazy Challenge:
Just add flowers
Craft Your Passion:Anything goes
The Stamping Boutique:
Handmade flowers
Scrap Creations: Chose 3...Ribbon, flower, buttons
Clear it Out: Make a flower


For The Pixie Cottage Challenge we are looking for paper piecing! This is a fun technique so if you havent tried it before today is the day. This flower and hummer image is by Artish. You can find it and many more at Michelle's Scrapbooking and More. After stamping the image twice I water colored, adding twinkling H2Os on the hummer for shimmer and cut out the hummer wing, tail and some of the flowers. The are foam dotted on to add some paper pieced dimension. Used the I rock to attach the little studs on the sentiment. A little stitching and a flourish dotted with stickles finish it off.

Entering Challenges:
Crafty Calendar: April showers bring may flowers
Crafty Pad: Flowers
Dream Valley:Things with Wings
There's Magic in the Air: Lets use flower
Our Daily Bread Designs: Birds
My Partner in Craftin: 3 or more layers

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A Spoon Full of Sugar

This is my Guest Design card for A Spoon Full of Sugar today. The challenge is Tons of Texture so stop over and join them. Sure doesnt show to well but this card is loaded. The pennants are embossed with the dotted swiss, the clouds with the swirl, the flowers with dotted swiss and bubbles, the black strip with the daisy and the white beneath the flowers with the diamond folder. The image is foam dotted up, the pennant hanging and the flowers are layer for lots of dimension.This is the newest Pixie Stamp, Hannah at the fence. You'll find it at Michelle's Scrapbooking and More. I think she is very pretty, kinda wistful don't you think??
Entering Challenges:
Papertake Weekly: Anything goes
Stamping Vacation: You name the challenge...texture
I Did it Creations: Anything goes


Hope your week is off to a good start... Our CHALLENGE is spring and our sponsor is Robyn's Fetish. Stop on by and join us. My image is called spring flower, how appropriate for our challenge ya think. The last two weeks have been pretty overloaded with lots of stuff going as is this week. I think my mind is on overload and I can only seem to do these clean card :) Pretty straight forward today. Water colored image cut out with two layers of the Spellbinder die a bow and a little stitching .

Entering Challenges:
Craft Your Passion: Anything goes
Digi Design House: Stitches
Card Cupids: Dots and or Stripes
Paper Sundaes: Spring Blossoms

Monday, April 4, 2011

I Rock Tutorial

Do you have a I Rock?? Its a handy little tool to set studs and jewels with on your cards, plastic, fabric etc. I did a little tutorial using it over at the Passionately Artistic Blog. Check it out Here!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Heart Song Designs Sketch Challenge

Time for a new sketch at Heart Song Inspiration. You do not have to use a HS image to join us. Heart Song has a big variety of digis and just released the latest ones on April 1st. You can find the store Here. If you come by often you will know that I seldom do plain cards. Im usually the more is better kinda gal. Just layers stitched, on the water colored image and a little bow with tag. Be sure to stop by and see all the lovely creations the team has made.

Entering Challenges:
Fairy Tale: Birthday
If the Shoe Fits: Sewing
Stamp Something: Digi Friday

Friday, April 1, 2011


Welcome to our CELEBRATION~~~We are excited to announce that Heart Song Designs is having its first New Release Blog Hop. It will start today April 1st and end midnight April 2nd.
There are 10 new images and 3 sentiments in the release which you can buy individually or save $6.00 and buy the entire release!
All the ladies have some great inspiration. If you will visit each one and leave some love then go back to the Inspiration Blog and let them know you have completed the hop your name will be entered in the drawing. One lucky person will win the entire bundle of releases!!
Come and join in the fun!

You should have arrived here from Karens Blog....

The first one to share with you is a little bookmark I've made with the Pretty Parasol.I stitched a couple layers of My Minds Eye papers, attached the sentiment and a butterfly along with the water colored image. I used some hairy fibers to make a tassle and attached it with a button.

My card is made using the Bird Nest and bee images. I decided to make an easel card to show off this pretty spring image. I was in a purple mood could you tell?? It is water colored and then some stickles added to give some shimmer to the pretty little blossoms. I attached the mini bee and added to stickles to his wings. The punched edges were all made with Martha Stewart punches and stickles added to the butterfly wings and all the lines and intersection dots were with made with the pearls paint. Some dyed ribbon for a bow. The white stip is embossed. Assorted buttons were used to create the stop and lastly I made a paper flower for the bottom.

Now you will want to be sure to hop on over to Shelly's blog to see what wonderful inspiration she has for you ;)

Here is the list in case you get lost along the way.