Wednesday, September 28, 2011

ABC Christmas - T is for ...

Hello all! This is Delphine here:-)! Thank you so much for joining Miria's Shaped Card challenge, we had a great time visiting you! Please scroll down to the post below to see if you are one of our lucky winners! Now the letter this week is...

 T for Tiny!
We would like you to make a set of 4 Tiny cards or 4 Tags!
We have a fabulous sponsor, our very own Lacey from Stamp and Create! And check out the prize... Yes, a $25 gift certificate! How fab is that?!

Here is my set of cards!

Now it's your turn!  We can't wait to see what you come up with!

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

High Hopes Dinner Sets

Hello friends out in blog land! High Hopes Divas Tanya and Karen have put together some wonderful dinner settings, one for Thanksgiving and one for any winter occasion . Be sure you check out the High Hopes Blog to see their wonderful creations!

In the meantime, in the spirit of Thanksgiving and Winter, here are two old creations using some of my favourite High Hopes Stamps.

Don't forget about the current High Hopes Challenge: Home for the Holidays

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Stamp and Create Select Whiff of Joy

At Stamp and Create, this week's product spotlight is on a few Select Whiff of Joy images. You can find the list over at Stamp and Create.

I made this card which would be perfect to give to a teacher as a "Thank You"

I used WOJ Hitting the Books and is colored with Copic Markers. The paper is Basic Grey Oxford. The ribbon is May Arts Silk Ivory Ribbon. The Brads are from the American Craft Neutral pack.

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

High Hopes Blog Hop

Welcome to the High Hopes New Release Blog Hop. If you are following the blog hop, you should have just visited Alex's Blog. If this is your first stop, you can start the blog hop HERE at the High Hopes Blog.  

I made a small wreath to show off one of the new stamps. The wreath is 9 1/2 inches wide. To make the wreath I cut 6" by 1/2" Stripes of paper, curled them with the edge of some scissors, and attached them to a foam wreath with hot glue. I punched snowflakes using various Martha Stewart Punches and Snowflake Nestabilites dies (Snowflake 1,2 &3), covered them with Stars Dust Stickles, attached a round clear Rhinestone in the center and then attached them to the wreath with hot glue.

The sentiment is embossed in Gold to match the candle holder.
I made the falling snowflakes background using a big snowflake Background Stamp and silver embossing power. To protect the image from dust, I covered the entire image with clear cardstock.

Here are some close ups.

The sentiment is from a past High Hopes Release

All of the snow flakes are covered in Star Dust Stickles. There is a clear Rhinestone Brad in the center.

 The snowflakes are a mix punched out with various Martha Stewart Punches and Snowflake Nestabilities.

Your next and final stop is the wonderful Lacey. Thanks for visiting! I can't wait to read your comments. The stamps go on sale Today....Thursday!

The blog hop will run through Saturday September 24 night at midnight EST. However, the "Home for the Holidays" challenge still be open for 2 weeks.


High Hopes Sneak Peak Day 2

Welcome back for High Hopes New Release Sneak Peak Day 2!

I really had fun creating this card. ...I have fun making all my creations, but I am really chuffed by this one. I love the's the Night Before Christmas Story. I had to use it because the little mouse is not stirring...much. He's tucked up in bed waiting for Father Christmas.

Tomorrow is the big release day and start of the blog hop!

There is still time to help spread the news and enter for a chance to win some of the new releases!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

High Hopes Home For the Holidays

Today's post is a fun one! It's a High Hopes Challenge AAAAAAND it's a Sneak Peak at the new release going on sale this Thursday September 22!

This weeks Challenge is Home for the Holidays!
My Sneak Peak and challenge inspiration might look a little familiar......

The image used for the blog hop banner was coloured by me! I was so excited when I saw the banner. I might even print it out and frame it for my craft room!

Supplies Used:
Snowman with Stars with Christmas Joy Sentiment by High Hopes
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: SU Real Red, Always Artichoke, White X-Press It Blending Card
Paper: Authentique: Wonder
Accessories: May Arts Red Gingham Ribbon, Sizzix Holly with Berries Die, Crystal Effects (on Holly and Ivy), Star Buttons from Michaels Arts and Crafts, Silver Stickles(On Snowman's Stars' Buttons), Silver Cording (on Buttons)

Be sure to check the other High Hopes Divas' Blogs for more sneak peaks! Come back tomorrow for another sneak peak. Finally, set aside some time for the Blog Hop on Thursday!

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Two Card Monday!

I've got two cards to show you today. Both are featuring Bows created with the Bow Easy, this weeks product spotlight at Stamp and Create.

This next card is for this weeks Magical Monday Challenge.

As we are now at the time of year when the nights are drawing in and the weather is getting colder our next challenge has a theme of 'CHRISTMAS IN SEPTEMBER'. We are kindly being sponsored by Crafty Ribbons for this challenge.

I Also made this card with the new Wild Rose Studio Fergus Wishing and sentiment from Christmas Circles. The paper is Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather. I also used the CC Cutter Teardrop Lace Die, Flower spacers #2, and Red May Arts Silk Ribbon tied with the Bow Easy.

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, September 16, 2011

High Hopes Release NEXT WEEK!

Hello Paper Crafting Friends!
I am excited to tell you that there is going to be a High Hopes Release NEXT WEEK! There is blog candy to help spread the news!

Be sure to check out the High Hopes Challenge Blog on Tuesday September 20 to see the first full size sneak peaks!


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

ABC Christmas S is for .....

Time for another ABC Christmas Challenge! This weeks challenge is to make a Shaped card and include one of these Swirls, Spots or Stripes.


The lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp are offering one lucky entrant A $15 voucher to spend in her store 

Karen's doodles has a fantastic selection of designs, Digital and Rubber stamps Our winner will receive 3 digis from Karen's doodles of their choice. 

I created a Shaped card and used Swirls, Stripes, AND Spots!

I designed and then cut out my card using Sure Cuts A Lot and my Cricut Machine.
The Paper is from American Crafts, the Swirls is from a Tim Holtz Sizzix Die. I used my build a brad tool to create the spotted brad. I used some glitter paint I got from Michaels for the shimmer. It looks A TON better in real life!

Thanks for visiting!

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Stamp and Create Emerald Faeries

Over at Stamp and Create, this week's Product Spotlight is: Emerald Faeries
25% off this through Sunday.

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

High Hopes Challenge!

Happy Tuesday Blog Land! I have some exciting news to share. I have been asked to be a guest on the High Hopes Diva Design Team for September, October and November.

My best friend from University introduced me to Stampin' Up and stamping almost 4 years ago. Through the wonders of the internet and wurfing (my new word for surfing the internet), I discovered High Hopes Stamps. My first purchases were from the Noah's Ark collection!

The very first few challenges I ever participated in were High Hopes. Countless challenges (and a ton more money spent) here I am a Guest Diva! Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

Challenge # 117 is Back to School

I used Mushroom Mouse. It's one of the High Hopes MelJen Stamps, which are on being featured in the first new High Hopes Monthly Special. All of the MelJen Designs will be on sale for the Month of September!

I made a modified Zig Zag card. Here is the Zig Zag card Tutorial by Kristine.  I guess technically my card is a Zig card!

My Little Mouse is reading one of his Astrophysics books!

Supplies Used:
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, PTI Vintage Touch Ink
Cardstock: SU Crushed Curry
Paper: October Afternoon Rocket Age, Basic Grey Oxford
Accessories: MFT Grass Die, SU Corduroy Brads, PTI Star Dies, Yellow and Diamond Stickles, SU Oval and Scallop Oval Punches

Be sure to check out the High Hopes Blog and the other Diva's Blogs!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Stamp and Create September Challenge

Over at Stamp and Create!
Don't forget that today is the last day of the Laborday sale.
10% off everything in the store when you use discount code
laborday (all one word-all lowercase).
Thank you to everyone who played along with the Critters Challenge!
The random winner of the $25 Gift Certificate is...
Please email me at to claim your prize.
Now it's time for a new challenge.
With School heading back, it's a good time for a Back to School Challenge!!
Let's see your school themed cards or a card for a teacher or student returning to school.

One random participant will win a $25 Gift Certificate to Stamp and Create!

Magical Mondays Anything Goes Challenge

Now onto this weeks challenge which is ANYTHING GOES and for this challenge we are being sponsored by Delicious Doodles who are offering
Four digi images of the winners choice
Delicious Doodles is a relatively young company with myself, Teri, as the Sole Trader. I have doodled and sketched all of my life, but only started selling my images in the Autumn of 2009.
I design and hand/mouse-draw all of the images that are sold in the Delicious Doodles Shop. Some are cutsie animals, some are sketched flowers, there are a few men's images, some fantasy items and also some 'darker' images featuring Vampires, skulls and Gothic stuff, something for everyone!
Delicious Doodles also has its own Challenges on blogger and a shop blog page featuring inspiration from the Design Team.
And now you can find my images at HYPERLINK "" Sweet Pea Stamps as Rubber Stamps too!
I hope you enjoy using your Delicious Doodles images!
Teri xx
They have kindly donated some images for the DT to have a play with and here is what they have come up with.
Please remember in order to enter our challenge you must use a MAGICAL IMAGE on your creation.

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Labor Day Sale!

I have been working hard on my cards using the latest release from Wild Rose Studio. Pickles is just so adorable! This image is called  Pickles Skating. The sentiment is also a new Wild Rose Studio set called Christmas Circles. You can get them both, as well as all of the other new Pickles images at Stamp and Create.  Continue reading below the picture for all the details on the Labor Day Sale!

Stamp and Create is having a sale!
To honor the Labor Day Weekend, how about a little sale?!
10% off everything at Stamp and Create
when you use discount code laborday (all lowercase - all one word) at check out.
The sale runs from Friday - Monday.
Lacey is out of town on Friday so orders will ship out on Tuesday after the postal holiday.
Also, I have a few new releases...
(and restocks of last year's Halloween designs)...
I have a shipment of Whiff of Joy on their way.
They will be available for pre-order soon.
Including the new Princess Collection...
Make sure to check back on Monday for the new Monthly Challenge.
In the mean time, Happy Stamping and Shopping!