Sunday, December 26, 2010

Magical Mondays-Thank You

Happy Monday everyone! I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and Boxing Day! With all of those Christmas presents, I have a number of Thank You cards to write! Magical Mondays current challenge is Thank You! I love this Sweet Pea image, Lisa Victoria's Dragon Hug.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Sweet Pea Lisa Victoria Dragon Hug
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Peach Parfait, Copic Markers
Cardstock: SU Peach Parfait
Paper: SU In Colour Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Maya Arts Silk Ribbon, SU Scallop and medium Oval punches, Wild Orchid Craft flowers, Brads and flowers spacers from Hobby House UK, Charm from Stamp and Create, Basic Grey Pearls.

Thanks for visiting! I hope you get a chance to participate in this weeks Magical Mondays Challenge!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

ABC Keep It Simple

Is it time to panic yet? There is so much still to do before Christmas day! At least this weeks ABC challenge is simple! K is for Keep it Simple.

Supplies Used:
Papertrey Ink: Take Three Winter stamp set
Sizzix Flourish folder
SU Real Red Grosgrain ribbon, Real Red Ink

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Winter Wonderland and Blog Candy Winner

I recently stumbled across a line of stamps and digital images called Cuddly Buddly! I wanted to buy a ton of their stamps, but with Christmas right around the corner, I decided to settle for buying some digital images instead. I am okay doing this since my latest favourite paper (Xpress Blending Card by Copic) to use for colouring with my copics can go through my printer and not jam it up! I see more digital images being downloaded in my future!

It has been a while since I have made a card to enter into some challenge blogs.  This cutie is being entered into four! It's final destination will be to my brother as his Christmas card!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Cuddly Buddly Digi Stamp-I'm Dreaming, Sentiment from Whimsey Stamps
Paper: Bo Bunny
Cardstock: SU Night of Navy, Bravo Burgandy
Accessories: Maya Arts Maroon Ribbon, SU Tinsel thread, SU Nestabilities big snowflake, Martha Stewart Small Snowflakes, Tim Holtz Snow flake border, Silver Stickles, Whimsey Stamps Ticket Die, PTI Die (Under Big snowflake) The Hobby House pearl brads.

Blog Candy Winner

Blog Candy Winner: theCook

Félicitations d'avoir été choisi au hasard le gagnant!
(Congratulations on being randomly selected the winner!)

Please email Lacey at to claim your prize of three stamps of your choice! (Please note she is very busy with the holidays, so be patient if she doesnt respond immediately)

Be sure to check out my dear friend Vicky's Blog for the current stamp and create blog candy give away!

Thanks for visiting. I love reading your comments.


Monday, December 13, 2010


Lacey, the owner of my favourite place to shop, Stamp and Create is being a perfect elf and helping spread tons of holiday cheer. She is giving her design team members the opportunity to give away some Blog Candy this Holiday Season! This week it's my turn! To enter, just leave your name on the blue inlinz frog below. You are welcome to spread the word! If you dont have a blog, leave your email in the comment section so I can contact you if you win! Or, become a follower if you are not one already!

 Three stamps of your choice from Stamp and Create!

There will be no more Stamp and Create product spotlights for the rest of the year. Intead, all Christmas stamps will be on sale! Time to stock up on images you need to make next years cards!

I dont have any new cards to show you, but here are two of my favourites from the past to spotlight Christmas stamps you can find at Stamp and Create!

Thanks for Visiting!

Enter to win three stamps of your choice from Stamp and Create here:

Magical Monday Fairytale Christmas

When I first saw this CC Designs Swiss Pixie "Heidi with Ornament" I just had to have her!  She is perfect for this weeks Magical Mondays Fairytale Christmas Theme.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: CC Designs Swiss Pixie Heidi with Ornament
Stamp Paper: X-Press it Blending card from Copic
Card Stock: SU Bravo Burgandy, Ballet Blue, Elegant Eggplant, Handsome Hunter
Paper: Basic Grey Fruit Cake (from a few years back)
Accessories: Basic Grey Large Ornament Sizzix Die, EK Success Small ornament punch, Basic Grey Holly Sizzlet. May Arts Ribbon, Beaded Circle Nestabilities, Circle Nestabilities, SU Tag Sizzlet, SU Oval Punch, Silver Stickles.

Thanks for Visiting! I love reading your comments!

Critter Sketch Challenge #44 No Patterned Paper

Happy Monday eveyone! I hope everyone is over filled with holiday spirit what ever  holiday you celebrate. I have a real cutie to show you today. The Critter Sketch Challenge Blog challenge #44 is no patterned paper. Our current sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps. They carry a wide range of images from cutesy stuff to ladies with attitude.

I used some amazing silver Shimmer Sheetz from Elizabeth Craft Designs. They do a great job of embossing with cuttlebug folders, embosssing plates and probably anything you use to emboss! I used three different sizzix folders on my card. I used the Martha Stewart deep edge snowflake punch for the snowflake piece.

Supplies used
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Stamp Paper: X-Press It Blending Card from Copic
Cardstock: SU Real Red, Neehah Solar White
Accessories: Sizzix Basic Grey Embossing Folders, Oval and Scallop Oval Nestabilities, SU Oval and Scallop Oval Punches, Red Satin Center/ Reversible Ribbon

Sadly, this is my last post as a member of the Critter Sketch Challenge Team. I have decided to step down and let someone else get the opportunity to be a member of a fantastic group of designers! Melanie is a wonderful Deign Team Leader and April has been a fantastic "assistant"! The Critter Sketch Challenge Blog Design Team opened many doors for me leading me to be a design team member of three other amazing blogs!

Lacey, the owner of my favourite place to shop, Stamp and Create is giving her store blog design team members the opportunity to give away some Blog Candy this Holiday Season! This week it's my turn! I am offering a random winner three stamps of their choice from Stamp and Create!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

ABC J is for...Jewels

eckkkkk, I thought I had scheduled this post for this past week, it should have posted On Wednesday December 8.

This week on the ABC Challenge Blog we are featuring the letter J. J, for Jewels is being brought to you by one of our regular sponsors, Simon Says Stamp. I decided to make a tag this week.

Supplies used:
Stamps: Background snowflakes - Tim Holtz Grunge Snowflakes, Whimsey Stamps Holiday Ticket Sentiment
Accessories: Martha Stewart Snowflake Punches, Nestabilities Snowflake, PTI Mat Stack 2, Scallop Oval Punch,Silver Embossing Powder, SU Rhinestone Brads, Frosted Lace Stickles.

I hope you get a chance to participate this week!
Thanks for visiting.


Monday, December 6, 2010

Stamp and Create-Wild Rose Studio

It's beginning to look a lot like the case of my house, it smells like Christmas. Mince Pies are a staple and here is a small batch I made fresh out of the oven!  I had to fight off the gannets to get a picture of actual pies instead of an empty tray! Some of them were damaged in the ambush!

The product spotlight this week at Stamp and Create is Wild Rose Studio. WRS has some really cute images that include fairies, dragons and my favourite, Milton the Bear. Here is Milton the Bear with Poinsettia. I used paper from the The Girls' Paperie Tinsel and Twig line, Christmas Carol Stripe and Holly Berry Floral. The Poinsettias are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I cut red felt using the medium scallop die both from Papertrey Ink. The sentiment was a freebie from a UK Paper Crafting Magazine.

During the Month of December, members of the Stamp and Create Design Team will be giving away blog candy. Be sure to check out Jeanette's blog this week to enter a chance to win some candy this week.

Thanks for visiting!