Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Michelle Perkett Challenge #51 - Autumn Leaves!


Wow, Tuesday already, and that means, another awesome challenge at Michelle Perkett Studio.  The challenge is to create a card for Fall, using all the gorgeous colors you see this time of year, and of course, one of Michelle's beautiful digital images, and one lucky person will win one digital image of their choice! 

This is one of Michelle's newest releases, and she is called "Lorelei Autumn Fairy", and you can get this image and many more Here at her etsy store.
The designer paper is from the Cappella Paper Pad by Basic Grey.  I used a Martha Stewart border punch, on the background card stock for the image, and a Cuttlebug corner die for the corners. Three gorgeous mini roses from Prima, and pearls from Crafts.

I hope you will join our challenge, have a great week everyone!
Other challenges:
Sketch Saturday - Challenge #126 Sketch.
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - #10 Anything Goes!
All Sorts - Challenge #75 Spots and Stripes.
Our Creative Corner - Color Challenge, use Certainly Celery, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, White.
Cooking It Up With Katie - Challenge #34 Double Up on Glittery Letters!

Marilyn

Saturday, October 23, 2010

FULL MOON FEVER BLOG HOP WITH MICHELLE PERKETT STUDIO!

Don't you just love blog hops, I know I do!  You get to see so much creativity, and get so many great ideas, and no matter how many times I blog hop, it amazes me how much talent is really out there.

This blog hop is sponsored by the ever talented Michelle Perkett (aka) Michelle Perkett Studio.  The theme is Halloween, which we celebrate in my part of the world, or you could write about a holiday tradition you love to celebrate this time of the year in your country.  Of course, living in Canada we also celebrate Thanksgiving, and as much as I love all the food and being with friends and family members for Thanksgiving, my favourite time of the year and holiday is Halloween.  I call it a holiday, but it really isn't.  I think we should start a petition to make Halloween a national or world wide holiday, don't you?

So, before I show you my creation, I just want to go over the order for the blog hop.  You start HERE, at Michelle's personal blog.  If you just hopped here from Lee's blog, then you are on the right track.  The next stop along the way is Pauline's blog. 


I decided to make a Halloween ornament, and I used the "Candy Corn Witch" image.  The ornament is made with an old CD.  I covered it with paper from the Eerie Paper Pad by Basic Grey.  I colored her with copics, and then cut her out.  She was originally sitting on a broom, but I decided to make the broom, so I would get a 3D effect.  I made the background paper behind the witch.  I used a star stamp, with clear ink and embossing powder.  Then I rolled some oranges and red inks all over the paper, that way you get to see the stars.  I really like how it turned out.  It gives you the impression that she is flying in the sky.  Then I just added some lace around the edge, and some ribbon and a bow.

I really love the spooky side of halloween, the creepier the better.  When my kids were younger and going out for halloween, they always went for the scary costumes.  I was so happy!  I think one year though, my daughter went out as a "Genie", I think I cried the whole time I made her costume....lol.  Thank god that was only one year!  We all got into the halloween spirit, I dressed up, we decorated the house, and even dressed up our 100 pound doberman, who seemed to think that was normal for a dog!  So as much as I love the Candy Corn Witch, I had to do something "spooky" for me!


This is the "flip" side of the CD.  Michelle created this new halloween image, and its called "Haunted Tree", and I love it!  I used the same homemade background paper, and added a sentiment.  The moon and bats are all part of the Haunted Tree image.

I hope you are enjoying the hop so far, I am sure you are seeing so many wonderful and gorgeous creations along the way, and I hope you left everyone some Halloween Love!

Have a safe and "Spooktacular" halloween, and may your treat bags be full of loot!

Marilyn

Friday, October 22, 2010

Stamp Something - Sponsored by Sassy Studios


It's a digi challenge at Stamp Something this week, and it's sponsored by SSD.  This is one of the gorgeous images you can find at Lindsays Store

I paper pieced the bathtub, and used the same designer paper for the card.  It's by Basic Grey and it's from the Sugar Rush paper pad.  I used the Baby Blue stickles for the bubbles, and diamond glaze for the water.  I made the flowers with paper from My Minds Eye - Summer Papers.  The lace border punch is from Martha Stewart.  The gorgeous corner punch was a great find at the dollar store!  The sentiment is a freebie from Create With TLC.

I hope you will enter the challenge this week at Stamp Something, who knows you might be the winner of some gorgeous Sassy images.

Marilyn

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Michelle Perkett Challenge #50 - Halloween Witches Brew!


This is "Happy Halloween Witch" by Michelle Perkett.  One of her many gorgeous digital images for halloween, and perfect for this weeks challenge!  You can find all her images at Michelle's Etsy Store.  You can check out all the DT's cards on the Michelle Perkett Challenge Blog.  Don't forget to enter, you must use one of Michelle's images.

The designer paper is from the Basic Grey Eerie Paper pad.  I used the Martha Stewart Drippy Goo edger punch, and her black glitter.  The creatures were cut out using the Mini Monster cartridge by cricut.  I made the rolled rose with the same background card stock, and just edged it with white ink.

Other challenges I am entering:

A Spoonful of Sugar - Challenge #126 "Boo".
Tuesday Throwdown - Challenge #22 Anything Goes!
Paper Playtime - Challenge #21 Pumpkins or Spiderwebs.
Pollycraft Monday - Purple Green and One Other Color.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!

Marilyn

Monday, October 18, 2010

Stamps R Us - Sponsored by Sassy Studio


This week we are sponsoring Stamps R Us, and the challenge was a sketch.  I used the adorable "Stamper"  from Sassy Studio Designs
I distressed the image with a Tim Holtz distress pad, and then used scissors around the edges.  The pink card stock was embossed with the Dominos embossing folder from Cuttlebug.  The flowers are Prima mini roses.  The sentiment is a freebie from Create With TLC.
So hop on over to Stamps R Us, and join the challenge, you could win some Sassy images from SSD.
Thanks for stopping by.

Marilyn

Saturday, October 16, 2010

2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs!

SSD is sponsoring another challenge this week at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog, and the theme is Halloween!  You can find some amazing halloween images at the  SSD store, and don't forget you could win some of Lindsay's amazing digital images! 


This is one of the October released halloween stamps, and she is called "Frankenstein Zombie".  I've never seen a zombie look so sassy before! 

The designer paper is from Basic Grey, it's last years Eerie Paper Pad.  The fence, spider and spider web were cut with the Mini Monster cartridge from Cricut.  I added some MS glitter to the web and spider. The house is a digital image from Tiddlyinks.  I used an old stamp I had for the pumpkin, and I don't remember who made it.  The ghost was just cut from some paper, which had halloween elements on it.

I am also entering this card in the following challenges:

Bee Crafty - Challenge #40 Halloween.
Scrap Creations - Make it 3D.
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Challenge #21 Halloween.
Stamp Something - Halloween Something!
Creative Cottage - Challenge #25 Halloween.
Crafts and Me - Challenge #15 Halloween.
Glitterbabe - Challenge #16 Halloween.
MAWTT - Challenge #68 Halloween.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a great week-end!

Marilyn

Paper Take Weekly - Three of a Kind!



For this weeks challenge with Papertake Weekly,  you had to use 3 of something.  My 3 of something is the flowers.  I cut the flowers out with the Wild Card cartridge from Cricut, in 3 different sizes.  Then I twisted the pedals, and then glued the flowers together, and added a green gem.  This is a "Gate Fold" card, and it is kept closed with the ribbon. 
The designer paper is from Martha Stewart, and the scalloped edges on the brown card base, was cut using the Corner Optic Dot punch by Martha Stewart.


This is the inside of the card.  I used the digital image from Michelle Perkett, and it is called the  "Birthday Flower Cupcake".  Michelle Perkett makes some amazing fairies and mermaid image, just to name  a few types of digitals she draws.  You can buy Michelles images at her etsy store.
I used the round and scalloped Spellbinder dies to mount the image on.  Again, I cut a circle then punched it out with the corner punch by MS.  The corner swirls are Cuttlebug dies.

Other challenges:

Charisma Card - Challenge #41 More Than One Fold.
ABC Challenge - F is for Flowers.
OSAAT - Challenge #34 Digi Stamps.

Now, for some exciting news, Michelle Perkett is having a "Full Moon Fever" blog hop next week-end, with some amazing prizes!  You can find all the information on Michelle Perkett's blog.  Hope we will see you there!


Well, thanks for taking the time to stop by, have a great week-end!

Marilyn

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Dare To Be Sassy Thursday - Shape Challenge, Use Circles!

Woo Hoo!  Time for another great challenge at SSD.  Get out those punches, dies etc.. use circles galore on your cards or projects.  Don't forget to use a Sassy Studio image.  If your haven't got one  yet, head over to the SSD store, there are many gorgeous sassy image to chose from!  You can find all the information about this weeks challenge on the SSD Challenge Blog.


I used the "Ghost" digital image, that was one of Lindsay's new October 1st releases.  What a great image to work with.

I certainly have plenty of circles going on here.  Obviously the card itself, the circles on the designer paper, and I used the Martha Stewart Optic Dot corner punch, to create the design on the outside of the background papers, I think they kind of look like "eyes'.  The flowers I made with tissue paper and Spellbind round die.  This is my new favourite flower, as you can tell by my previous posts...lol.  The sentiment is a stamp from C.C. Design.  I just added some black glitter to the letters.  I usually go for the scary on halloween, but even though she is a ghost, she is still sexy, so I made the card a bit on the "girly" side.  So out of character for me!

Other challenges I am entering are:

Lexi Creations - Challenge #24 Spooky!
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Challenge #112 Scary Creature.

So thanks for stopping by, I hope you have fun with our challenge, and I look forward to checking out your entries!

Marilyn

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Michelle Perkett Challenge #49 - Flower Parade!


For our challenge this week at Michelle Perkett Designs we would like to see handmade flowers, of all kinds!  This is the lovely "Guinevere", and you can get her, and many more fantastic digital images at Michelle's Etsy Store.  Don't forget to link your entry on Michelle's Blog, where you will have a chance to win one digital stamp of your choice.

I made my flowers with tissue paper, and cut out 8 layers using the smallest round scalloped Spellbinder die, and for the smaller flowers I used the smallest round Spellbinder die.  I used blue and green stamping ink to color them, and then attached a brad in the center.  The image was distressed using "weathered Wood" distress ink, and then distressed around the edges using scissors.  I also used the Martha Stewart lace border punch, and one of the Love's In The Air embossing folder by Cuttlebug.  I used the Sakura Glitter  pen on the image, and some green gems on the corners.

Other challenges I am entering:

Creative Cottage - Challenge #24 Bling It On!
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #133 Make Your Own Embellishments.
Stamp Something - Something Punchy!
The TownScrapper - Friday Challenge Distressing.
Glitterbabe - Challenge #15 Anything Goes.
Craftalicious - Challenge #10 Anything Goes.
Crazy4Challenge - Challenge C4C58 Birthday!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful week!

Marilyn

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Flutterby Wednesday Challenge #125 - Open Theme!


This is "Forest Fairy" by the artist Michelle Perkett, and you can find this gorgeous image and many more at her Etsy Store.  The theme this week at Flutterby Wednesday is open, as long as you use either a butterfly, fairy or angel.

I kept the card pretty simple, I wanted the image to shine!  The lace, ribbon and gorgeous corner punch are all from the dollarstore.  I used the Optic Dot border and corner punch on the peachy/pink card stock, and I used the same card stock to make the rolled rosebud.  I used the Sakura glitter pen to apply glitter to her wings and various parts of her dress.

Other challenges I am entering are:
PollyCraft - Challenge #64 Anything Goes!
Magical Monday - Challenge #6 Back To Nature.
Karber Monthly Challenge - Challenge #2 Fantasy.
Digital Tuesday - Challenge #79 Ribbon, Buttons and or Bling!

I hope you are having a great week-end, and Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends!  Thanks for stopping by.

Marilyn

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Michelle Perkett Challenge #48 - Hip Not To Be Square!

Hi, it's Tuesday, and time for another fabulous challenge hosted by Michelle Perkett's DT's.  This week, the theme is to make a shaped card, other than a "rectangle or square".  Of course, you must use one of the gorgeous images created by Michelle Perkett.  You can find lots and lots of Michelle's digital images at her Etsy Store


I made a Scalloped Easel card, using the "Fire Stamp", she is part of the "Four Elements Series".  I guess this is kind of an octagon shape.  I found this shape on my Winter Wonderland cartridge by Cricut.  I just cut out the size I wanted and then traced it onto card stock, and make it into a card.  The Fire stamp is distressed with the Linen distress pad, and then the edges were roughened up with some old scissors.  All the cardstock was distressed with the same ink.

The designer paper is from Martha Stewart, and the brown is the reverse side.  How I got my brown lace, is by using a Martha Stewart Corner punch.  I cut a 5 3/4 inch circle, and then punched around it with the corner punch, only I didn't use the sides to the punch.  I'd seen this done on a few blogs and thought I would give it a try.  I really love it, and it's pretty simple to do.  The brown lace was embossed with the Kassie's Brocade Embossing Folder by Cuttlebug.


I used tissue paper to make the flowers.  I cut 8 layers of tissue paper with the smallest round scalloped Spellbinders die cut.  Then I dabbed on some green for the centers, and then used a burgundy/pink chalke ink, for the rest of the flower, and held it all together with a brown brad. 

It's hard to see in the picture, but all the gems and dew drops were colored with copics, and then heat set.  This way they match the color used on the flowers in the image.  The sentiment is a freebie from Ginger's House, another great place to find some free word art!  I used a Sakura glitter pen, on the hair, the swirls, and the tassels on her clothes.  Here is a close up of the image.


I hope you will join our challenge this week, and don't forget to link it to Michelle Perkett's challenge BLOG, and maybe you will be the lucky winner of one of Michelle's beautiful digital images!  Good Luck!

I am also entering the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #132 Tic Toc (time Inspired).
Glitter Babe - Challenge #14 Embossing.
Paper Sundaes - Challenge #38 Something From Your Stash!
Stamptacular Sunday - Challenge #79 Layer It On!  Atleast 5 layers or more.
Moving Along With The Times - Challenge #66 Fairies and Fantasy!
Saturday Challenge - Challenge #103 Easel Card.
ABC - E is for Easel.

Marilyn

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Snowman Christmas Ornament!

Hi everyone, hope you are having a great week-end!  I was browsing threw some blogs and came across this fabulous tutorial using a toilet paper roll, to make an ornament, imagine that!  If you are interested you can find the tutorial here.


Isn't it adorable, and hard to believe it's a toilet paper roll!  I used an image from Michelle Perkett's etsy store, and it's called "Snowman With Heart".  The image comes with a lovely sentiment, which reads, "Give the gift of your heart to those you love, today and everyday!", but unfortunately, it didn't fit on the ornament.  Here is a picture of the reverse side.



I just got the Winter Wonderland Cricut cartridge, which I used, to make this multi-layered snowflake, and then added a large gem for the center.  Here is a close up of the snowflake's layers.



There is so much you could do with this ornament.  I don't have much christmas supplies at the moment, so I was limited with what I could use, but I intend on making more of them.  I hope you will give it a try!

Don't forget Michelle Perkett is currently running a challenge on her blog, and the theme is Girly with Bling!  I hope you will join us this week, and maybe you will be the lucky winner of one of Michelle's gorgeous digital stamps!

I am also entering this ornament in the following challenges:
Charisma Card - Challenge #39 Christmas Crafting.
Totally Paper Crafts - Challenge #36 The Great Outdoors!

Thanks for stopping by, would love to hear your comments!

Marilyn

Friday, October 1, 2010

Sassy Studio's - Spooky October 1st Release!!

Hi, everyone!  It's the first of the month, and time for another SSD release, and Lindsay didn't let us down, she has created some Sassy Halloween images.  So lets get right to it.


This is the Sassy "Mummy" image.  If you have been checking out the DT blogs, in the last few days you might have seen some sneak peaks!  Yesterday I gave you a sneak peak of the "Bride of Frankenstein".
You can buy all the new releases at the Sassy Studio Designs store, and they are just in time for Halloween!

Of course, we are having a challenge and some blog candy to give away, so head on over to the SSD Blog to get all the information, and maybe you will be the winner!

I am also entering the following challenges:
One Stitch At A Time - challenge #32 Anything Goes!
Stamp Something - Something to Celebrate!
The Town Scrapper - Friday Challenge, Halloween.
Cute and Girly - October Challenge Spooky!

Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to visit the other DT blogs, I am sure they have some wonderful projects to show you, and hope you participate in our challenge!

Marilyn