Saturday, February 26, 2011

Purple Flowers

This card is all made from scraps and things in my stash. The embossing is Cuttlebug Dotted Swiss and Sizzex Tiny Flowers.

It fits the following challenges;

Ai Factory AIF#069 - Monochrome.
Creative Cottage - Flowers.
Delightful Sketches - Use your scraps.
If the Shoe Fits - FF#68 - Let your purple shine.
Southern Girls - We want to see Brads, Gems or Dewdrops.
Stamp Challenges - Flowers.
Stampin for the Weekend - Make a card in monochrome.
Stamping Vacation - A Monochromatic Creation using purples.
Tip Top Tuesday - Bling it on - Sparkle on the ribbon and Gems.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Pink Birthday

This was an easy Birthday Card. The cut out cakes are up on popdots. The back ground paper is homemade and stamped words all over. The silver Happy Birthday and hats are stickers.
It fits the following challenges;
Cupcake craft - Cake or Ice cream.
Fun at Fairy Knoll - Birthday card.
If the shoe fits - Happy Birthday.
One Stop Craft - A Birthday card with a cake somewhere on your card.
Ooh-la-la Creations - Pink, Pink, and more Pink.
Our Creative Corner - Create a background ... by stamping it repeatedly.
Pear Tree Designs - One Color.
Prairie Fairy Fridays - Fine print stamped as a background.
Robyns Fetish - Anything goes.
Stamping Vacation - No no Challenge - no flowers.
Tellenplace - Birthday.
Tuesday Throwdown - 3-D - cakes up on popdots.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Valentine flowers

This was a quick and easy layered Valentine. Another one with the fake pressed flower technique. Papers and bling are from my stash. The layer with flowers and sentiment is embossed with Cuttlebug Dotted Swiss.

It fits in the following challenges;
The Crafty Pad - We want to see some hearts.
Crazy 4 Challenges - Use hearts somewhere on your creation.
Kaboodledoodles - hearts and flowers.
Paper Sundae - Flowers and pink.
Sentimental Sundays - Red/ Pink/White.
Stamping Vacation - Occasion Oasis - Valentine's Day.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Pressed Flowers

This was a quick and easy card. The flowers on the oval give the impression of being pressed flowers. You can find a tutorial on this at Split Coast Stampers. We can hope the spring flowers chase all this snow away. The flowers are fake pressed flowers. The oval was cut with a Nestabilities, small ovals set. The oval was embossed with the Cuttlebug Dotted Swiss. The flowers in the oval are from my punches the others are silk flowers. The corners are cut with Sissix.

It fits the following challenges;
Bugaboo Stamps - Anything Goes.
CCEE Stampers - Use an embossing folder.
Delightful Sketches - Get out your punches - punched flowers.
Fab n' Funky - Use texture on your project. - The embossing on the oval.
Stampin' with Stacy - The color scheme.
Stamp-n-doodle - Red, Pink, White and one other color (green).
Unscripted Sketches #92 - The sketch.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


This was an easy card. It is 5 by 5. Made from scraps. The flowers and hearts are cut with the Cricut.
It fits the following challenges;
Friday Sketchers - Sketch.
Frosted designs - Pink, Red and White.
Fun at Fairy Knoll - Hearts.
Fun with Shapes and More - Hearts with heart.
Raise the Bar - Hearts.
Suchins - Use your scraps any theme.
Tuesday Taggers - Hearts and Flowers.

Monday, February 7, 2011


This was reasonably easy. The spirella took a bit of time. The Kokeshi doll and rabbits were cut on the Cricut. The bamboo and kanji have been embossed with Holiday Embossing Powder called (appropriately) "Chinese New Year."
It is for the following challenges;
By the Cute and Girlie - Use red + any other color - Red and black.
Cup Cake Craft Challenge - We would like to see Red.
Moving Along with the Times - To celebrate Chinese New Year the theme is "RED".
Paper Play - Create a card using a stamp - The kanji and the bamboo shoot.
Rainbow Lady - Chinese New Year, Year of the Rabbit.
Sew Many Challenges #42 - Anything Goes.
Stamping Vacation - No, No, Challenge - no tags.
The Stamp Man - Oriental Theme

Friday, February 4, 2011

Hearts and butterflies

This was an easy cards to make. The butterfly border was made with my first Martha Stewart item. The pop up hearts were cut on my Cricut and bling added. The DT are by K and Company. The "Love" digi is by Bee-Crafty and colored with water color pencils.
It fits the following challenges.
Aifactory - Show us your pink and red.
Bee Crafty - Feature hearts and make it romantic.
CCEE Stampers - Use a punch - the butterfly border.
Crafts and Me Challenges - Colour something RED - The love digi.
Creative Cowgirl - Valentine's day or Love card.
Flutterby Wednesday - Anything goes with butterflies - the border punched trim.
Kaboodle Doodles #52 - Make it monochromatic - Reds.
Lexis Creations - Valentine.
Peachy Keen Stamps - Sketch and Use a monochromatic color scheme.
Pile it On - Punch it - Butterfly border punch.
Robyns Fetish #40 - Red

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Easel Valentine

This is an Easel card and Valentine. I had fun making it. The Digi image is from Fairy Knoll. The cardstock on the large hearts is "Gemstones". All the hearts and most of the flowers are cut with the Cricut. Everything else is from my stash.
It fit in the following Challenges.

City Crafter - Create a project the the word "lover" or a heart - hearts.
Corrosive Challenges - "Button it Up" - buttons on the sentiment.
Craft your Passion - Use bling and red hearts.
Crafty Ho's - No Designer paper allowed.
Heather-Bitten by the bug - Make a card with hearts from a cartridge - I used the cartridge "George".
Paper Play Time - Digi image and Anything goes
Paper Sundaes - Valentines.
Simply Create - "Give your heart away!
Stamptacular Sunday - Whateva!