Monday, June 27, 2011

Seeing Red with Craft Your Passion

Well here it is, my last week as a guest DT for Craft Your Passion.  A big thank you to CYP for having me. It has been a great honor and I have enjoyed every minute of it.  This week, another great challenge for you.  We are SEEING RED!  We would love to see it with your projects as well, so make sure that somewhere on there, it can be in your DP, an embellishment, some coloring in an image, there is some RED! Make sure you stop by the blog for all the details and prize information!

Here is my card for this week.  I loved this image from CocoDingo because I've had this Cinco De Mayo paper in my stash forever that I could finally use.  I added a little bit of jupe and a bit of ribbon and that's it for this one.  The stamped sentiment was from an old stamp I found in my stash.  The image was colored with my copics. I just wanted to keep it really simple!


I have entered this card into the following challenges:

Catered Crop: follow the recipe on the site (I used red, yellow, green,orange; dimensionals & digital stamp)

The Crafty Pad: Bold & Bright (or pastels)


Scrappy Frogs: Something Red


Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog: Something Old (the stamp & the DP) with something new (the leather ribbon)


Dutch Dare: Clean and Simple

Little Miss Muffet Challenges: Reds, Oranges, Yellows


Inspire Me Fridays: Anything goes


Digi's With Attitude: Anything Goes

Scrapbook Sisters: Anything Goes

Papercrafting Journey: Anything Goes (and blog hop)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Handmade Challenge on Sarah Hurley

It's a new challenge at Sarah Hurley this week.  Thanks to all of our participants for last week's summer challenge.  Great job to everyone and the winners are posted on the blog.  This week, Ria has given us the challenge of adding handmade flowers to our projects.  A great challenge to be sure.



I have used the DP and image from Sarah's new Oz collection which can be found here.  This collection is adorable!  I printed out the clip art version of Glinda rather than doing my own coloring this time.   I cut her out and added some stickles to her wings for a bit of sparkle.  I made my flowers using ribbon rather than paper for this challenge.  I really liked how they turned out and I just added a little pearl to the centre of each one.  I used my new MS punch that I picked up yesterday to add a bit of border to my card.  The sentiment came as part of a swap.  Enjoy and I look forward to seeing your projects this week.

I've entered into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations: Dress Up

Fresh Brewed Challenges: Put a little song in your heart (Somewhere over the Rainbow)

The Paper Shelter: Punches and Dies

Scrapalicious: Smile

Crazy Amigo Challenge: Pink

Use it Tuesday: unused punches, dies, cutouts (my new punch)

Cheerful Stamp Pad: things with wings

Paper Sundaes: Girly Girl

Card Making Mamas: Card With/For a child

Craft Your Passion: its magical

Lollipop Crafts: Inspired by a Song (somewhere over the rainbow)

Wee Memories: Free for All

Monday, June 13, 2011

It's Magical

Hi everyone! I hope you had a great weekend!  It's Monday so I have another challenge for you as the Guest Designer over at Craft Your PassionThis week the theme is 'It's Magical'.  So we would like to see your creations of magical things, fairies, dragons, cupids, angels, anything that has a magical aspect to it!  All of the challenge details, including the link for your project and prize information can be found here.

For my card, I was given an image from CocoDingo.


The image is colored with Copics and I added a bit of stickles to the wings for some texture and sparkle.  the DP is from my stash and I added a bit of paper punching to it.  The rikrak is SavvynSassy.  The jute is from the $$ store and the button I received as part of a swap.  I finished the sentiment with some tiny type letters.  I hope you like this and don't forget to enter your own card/project into the CYP challenge.

I've entered this into the following challenges:

Catered Crop: I used Copics, Paper Piercing, digital stamp, color (blue brown & green)

Come & Get it Color Challenge: Green, Brown & Blue

Here Come the Boys: Myth & Magic

Sentimental Sundays: Father's Day or Masculine

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Dad's or Grads

Crazy For Challenges: Masculine

Little Claires: Cards for Men

Secret Crafter: a Male Card

Fussy and Fancy: Man Cards

Mami Doodles: Card for a Man/Boy

Wags N Whiskers: One for the boys

CES challenge: Inspired by a Movie (The Guitar starring Saffron Burrows(2008)

Craft Us Crazy: Father's Day or Masculine

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wanna be on the SWEET Lollipop Crafts Team???

Look What just got posted on the Lollipop Crafts Blog!

Everyone at Lollipop Crafts trusts that your summer is going well!!! Remember, the current challenge runs through the month of June. Be sure to play along for a chance to win or be featured as the top 3 creations.

Now for some exciting news.... Lollipop Crafts is having a DT CALL!! Want to join in the fun each week by designing with us? Love to share your creativity with the world? If you answered YES to any of these, read on below...

1. DT Term 3 will begin in September and run through February 2012. That's a 6 month commitment we ask for. **We will break for a short period during the holiday season.

2. Be a team player. Help out your fellow DTMs when help is needed, correspond with the DTC and DT, etc.

3. You need to be able to participate in our weekly challenges, sponsor spotlights, events we might have. You are required to host atleast one week as well as post on your personal blogs on challenge days.

4. Our challenge blog is not only about making cards (unless specified). Many have talents in other areas of crafting and this is where you will be able to create anything as long as it fits the challenge.

5. Most of all, have fun and create with your heart!

If you can commit yourself to the above terms, then send an email to us at lollipopcrafts@gmail.com with the subject line "DT3 Call" and the following info:
1. Name

2. Blog URL

3. Why would you like to be on the team?

4. What strengths do you have to offer to the team as yourself individually and as a team player?

5. Please include 1-2 creations (old or new).

Please email if you are interested by July 8th. New team will be selected shortly after and more info will be distributed should you accept to be on the team.

We look forward to hearing from you!! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!!

This is a great team to be on, so if you were thinking of joining one, this could be the one!

Monday, June 6, 2011

I'm so excited!

I have been asked to be the guest designer for June at CRAFT YOUR PASSION!. 

I want to thank them for this great opportunity and I am very excited to be joining them this month.


So today is the first Monday of the month and that means that it is an anything goes challenge!  Who doesn't love those!  Create what you want and show it off.  All of the challenge details including prizes can be found here.   So for my first challenge with CYP, I am using a great image from Lauretta.  If you remember about a year or so back, I created a card with the saying 'a true friend tells you about the toilet paper stuck to your shoe'.  I really love this saying and I totally know that my BFF would not only tell me, she would probably try and pick it up herself..LOL  When I saw this image, that saying was the first thing that popped into my mind to put with it.



I used some scraps of the Bo Bunny Gabrielle that I had left over from a layout that I did for Scrapbook Your Heart.  I inked the image with some distress ink and then I colored it with my Copics, followed by some bling action in the form of my stickles and glitter.  The ribbon (Savvy n Sassy) and pearls are from my stash and the toilet paper is well, from my bathroom :) and I attached it with some adhesive.  I hope that you enjoy my card and don't forget to join us at Craft Your Passion with your own creation.  The rest of the design team has created some fantastic inspiration pieces for you so you don't want to miss out on that!

I've entered this card into the following challenges:

The Emerald Faerie GardenChallenge: lots of bling

Paper Sundaes: Let's get Sentimental

Sentimental Sundays: Inspired by a Song (Old Brown Shoe by the Beatles)

Crafty Emma: Clean and Simple

Wee Memories: Anything Goes

Card Makin Mamas: Use your Sraps

Frosted Designs: Celebrating Friends and Friendship

Thursday, June 2, 2011

A sponsored Challenge at Sarah Hurley

ey everyone!

This week on the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog we are lucky enough to be sponsored by GallimaufryUK digi kits. GallimaufryUK is the work of Penni Taylor, a fantastic scrapbook digi designer. She creates beautiful kits fthat are great for  digi and hybrid scrapping with papers, elements, alphabets, word art and so much more. Every kit is truly an inspiration. Please check out her blog and her store for lots of great products and inspiration!

The Design Team was given her Bloomin' Lovely kit to work with and oh wow! The images on this are soooo pretty! Perfect for all your spring and summer layouts, whether you do digital projects or not~!  I don't make digital layouts but I had such fun printing off these elements to use for my cards and layouts. You need to stop by the SH blog to see all the great DT inspiration for you!

Here is the card that I made for the summer themed challenge.  I know my card says Happy Spring, but believe me, here in Calgary Spring and Summer are pretty much the same thing..LOL you don't get a lot of distinction when you have snow up until May!

I printed off the balloon, flowers and grass and then cut them out.  I added a bit of inking to the balloon and some stickles to the flower to add a bit of dimension.  The DP is also from GallimaufryUK.  I added a bit of fibre to accent the grass and the sky and some little letters that were given to me in a swap.  I am looking forward to seeing your entries into this week challenge, it runs until June 12th so you have lots of time to enter!

I've entered into the following challenges:

Creative Craft World: 3 or more flowers

Divas by Design: Florals

Fab & Funky: Whateva (and they are having a DT call too)

Truly Scrumptious: Summery Sparkle

A spoonful of Sugar: Flower Power

Paperminutes: Something in 4's. (I have 4 flowers)

Party Time Tuesday: Anything Goes