Monday, January 31, 2011

Catch The Bug Challenge – Create An ATC (Artist Trading Card)

Well, this was certainly a challenge for me, as I have never made an ATC card.  An ATC card has to be 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches, which is pretty small.  I really liked creating this ATC.  It took no time, I got to use up my scraps, and it’s a nice little keepsake!

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The longest part about making this ATC was the coloring!  I colored this gorgeous little Bugaboo Stamp with Copics.  The red card stock was embossed with the Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder.  The sentiment is from Kraftin’ Kimmie.  So, that’s all it took to make the ATC, pretty awesome!

Other Challenges:

Pollycraft Monday – Challenge #78 Baby It’s Cold Outside!

One Stop Craft Challenge – Week 116 ATC’s Anything Goes

Karber Weekly Challenge – Challenge #23 Use Something Old (everything on my ATC is old)

Paper Playtime – Challenge #36 Digi Monday Anything Goes!

Thanks for coming by, and have a great week!

Marilyn

Sunday, January 30, 2011

GREAT NEWS!

I have wonderful news to share.  I have been asked to become a DT member with CS Designs.  Chris Stern is the artist of CSD, and what a great honour it is for me to work with Chris, and her amazing digital designs.

At her store you will find Cute and Whimsical, to Art Expressions, and Asian, and a bit more.  Here are a couple of cards I made using Lulu, and Chloe And The Mushroom.  They are just gorgeous little gals!

               Lulu          Chloe and The Mushroom

For news and updates by Chris Stern visit her Doodle Pieces Blog.  She also has posted her projects using her art, and they are stunning!  You can also join our group on the Crafters Digital Art Center site (CDAC).

So, I hope you will check out CS Designs, I promise you, you will not be disappointed!  We have lots of ideas and plans, so be sure to check back soon, and see what we have in store for you.

Marilyn

So Sweet Cupcakes

                  So Sweet Cupcakes

This “sweet” little image is a freebie from Michelle Perkett Studios.  She is sponsoring the Embellishments Challenge at CDAC, and it’s running till February 9th.  The embellishment requirements were to use Hearts, Glitter, and Rhinestones.  There is still plenty of time if you want to participate in this challenge.

So this image is a combination of coloring and paper piecing.  I colored the red hearts and the cupcake topper, but then I added pink glitter to the cupcake.  The plate and wrapper were paper pieced.

I cut out a heart shaped card with the Cricut Wildcard cartridge.  For the lace around the edges, I used a Martha Stewart punch.  To do this, I punched a straight line, and then cut right to the lace edge, and then glued it under the designer paper.  Then I just added the hearts and rhinestones, then finished it off with a bow.

Other Challenges:

Craft Your Days Away – Challenge #12 LOVE

Mark's Finest Papers – Challenge #40 Valentine Cards

Aud Sentiments – Challenge #20 Use Sentiment With Love Theme

Thanks for stopping!

Marilyn

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Spotlight Saturday at Michelle Perkett Studio

                                  Rosie (2)                         

This adorable image called “Rosie”, is this weeks Saturday Spotlight, at Michelle Perkett Studio.  You can find her at Michelle’s Etsy Store, for 20% off until next Friday at midnight (PST).  While you are there have a look at all the lovely digital images, you won’t be able to leave with just one!  MPS is also sponsoring the Embellishment Challenge at CDAC.  It runs from January 27th until February 9th, and there’s also a freebie to enter the challenge with.  I hope you will check it out!

I decided to use up some scrap card stock and make a tag.  I also used the card stock to make the paper beads.  The image is colored with Copics, and I used yellow stickles for the flowers.

                                  Rosie

I also decided to give the tag multiple layers, and used Cuttlebug embossing folders to add texture.  The ribbon is also small amounts of left overs from various spools of ribbon.

Other Challenges:

Raise The Bar – Challenge #51 Color Combo Purple, Yellow and Blue

Totally Gorjuss – Challenge #65 As You Like It

Thanks for stopping by!

Marilyn

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Catch The Bug Challenge–Show Us Your Winter Whites!

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This is another adorable image from Bugaboo Stamps, called Jesse Bear.  I just love the way he is wearing his hat!

The white frame is a Spellbinders Die, and it has embossed ducks on it, it’s hard to see them in the picture.  The image was colored with copics, and layered on baby blue card stock.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  This will make a cute birthday card for a little guy.

Other Challenges:

Hodge Podge – Challenge #7 White on White

Double Dutch – Challenge #60 White Wishes

Fab'n Funky – Challenge #57 Delight In Your Digi

Simon Says Stamps – Animal Antics!

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!

Marilyn

Sassy Cheryl’s Challenge–What’s Love Got To Do With It!

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For the Sassy Cheryl’s challenge this week, I used the “Big Bear Hugs” image for a Valentine’s card.

The designer paper and the textured paper are from my growing pile of leftover card stock.  I colored the image with Copics, and then rounded the corners with a corner punch.  The hearts are from the Cuttlebug Romance embossing folder, which I cut out and then layered on red and black card stock.  The sentiment is a freebie from Create With TLC.

Other Challenges:

Digital Tuesday – Challenge #95 A Sketch

Scrap-Creations – White Black and Red

Cooking It Up With Katie – Challenge #46 Sketch Me A Textured Punch

Pile It On – Challenge #4 Love Is In The Air

Lexi's Creations – Challenge #32 Valentine’s

Thanks for poppin’ in!

Marilyn

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Michelle Perkett Challenge – All That Bling!

                  Art Deco Friends

It’s Tuesday, and time for another Michelle Perkett Studio Challenge, and the theme is Bling.  To enter the challenge just use one of Michelle’s delightful images, and add lots of bling to your card or project.  You can find all Michelle’s images at her Etsy Store.  Then link up your entry on the MPS Challenge Blog, and you could be the winner of one image of your choice at MPS.

This image is called “Art Deco Friends”, and it’s a new release.  I used the Spellbinders Beaded circles to layer the image, and added purple gems around the beaded circle.  I made the flower with cut out hearts.  I found the tutorial for the flower, on Top Tip Tuesday.  The designer paper is by Martha Stewart, and I used the Cuttlebug Romance embossing folder on the purple card stock.

Other Challenges:

2 Sisters – Challenge #23 Sketch

Saturday Challenge – Challenge #118 It’s A Couple Thing

PollyCraft Monday – Challenge #77 Black, White and 1 Color

Top Tip Tuesday – Challenge #19 Fabulous Flowers

Have a great week everyone, and good luck!

Marilyn

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sketch Saturday–Week 139

                  Lulu

This is the incurable shop-a-holic faerie “Lulu” from CS Designs.  According to her bio on CSD she has a flair for accessorizing!!

So, by now you can tell I have a pink theme going on, I just threw the blue dots in for a splash of color. 

The image was cut with the Spellbinders oval and scalloped dies.  I believe the designer paper is by Imaginisce.  I used a dollar store heart punch for the corners of the DP.  The white lace is also a great find at the DS.  The pink ribbon flower was made by “yours truly”.  The border punch is by Martha Stewart.   The sentiment is a freebie from Create With TLC.

Challenges:

CES – Challenge #20 Angels and Fairies

Totally Paper Crafts – Challenge #50 Add A Heart

Creative Belli – Challenge #109 The Letter “P”

Have a wonderful Sunday, and thanks for taking time out of  your day to stop by.

Marilyn

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Cute Card Thursday Challenge #148–Recipe 1- 2 - 3

                  Chloe and The Mushroom

I’ve just discovered the amazing and lovely images by CS Designs, and used this cutie “Chloe And The Mushroom” for the recipe challenge at Cute Card Thursday.  My recipe is 1 image, 2 brads and 3 designer papers.

My image is colored with copics, and layered on Bazzill card stock.  The designer papers are by Basic Grey.  The orange DP’S are from the Marrakech Paper Pad, and the green DP is Sugar Rush.  The brads are from Doodlebug, and the sentiment is a Kraftin Kimmie stamp.

Other Challenges:

PaperPlay – Week 3 Back To Black

Totally Gorjuss – Challenge #64 Hot! Hot! Hot!

Stamp Something – Cute Something!

Cooking It Up With Katie – Challenge #45 Make It Cute, Use Some Green and add Brads.

You can check out all the CS Designs Here.  Have a great week-end, and thanks for poppin in!

Marilyn

Art Deco “Lady Butterfly Birthday” Image by Michelle Perkett Studio

                   Lady Butterfly Birthday

If you are a lover of Michelle Perkett’s digital images, you are going to love her new theme “Deco Art”, and this is one of the first ones released.  This awesome lady is called “Lady Butterfly Birthday”.  You can find her and more at Michelle’s Etsy Store.

I colored the image with copics, and then used a Spellbinders die to cut the shape.  The designer paper is from the Cappella Paper Pad by Basic Grey.  The mini roses are from Prima.  I picked up the lace doilies at the dollar store.  The pearls are by Crafts.

Challenges:

Friday Sketchers – Challenge #138 A Sketch

Raise The Bar – Challenge #50 N.E.W. (Nestie/Embellishment/White)

                                                         Sleepy Time Fairy 

This digital image “Sleepytime Fairy” by Michelle Perkett Studio is on sale for 20% off starting today until midnight next Friday, January 28th.  You can purchase her at Michelle’s Etsy Store.

Have a wonderful week-end, and thanks for stopping by!

Marilyn

Friday, January 21, 2011

Catch The Bug Friday Mini Challenge – Anything Goes

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Well, it’s last mini challenge with Bugaboo Stamps and the theme is Anything Goes, and I used “Stella and Gus” it’s the “One Person To Annoy” digital stamp.  They are just so hilarious, they make me chuckle every time I look at them!! 
I cut the shape of the card with the Cricut Wildcard cartridge, and inked the edges with Tim Holtz distress ink.  I used vellum and the Spellbinders beaded round die, and then dry embossed the circles, and then colored them with a white pencil crayon.  I wanted the white to really show threw.  Then I cut another beaded circle in blue and taped it to the back of the vellum one.  The pink lacy circle was cut with a Martha Stewart corner punch.  The mini roses are made by Prima.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC, and I love it with this image.  Then for a little bling, I added some pink pearls around the card.
Other Challenges:
Pollycraft MondayChallenge #76 Pastel Colors
Stamptacular Sunday – Challenge #94 Anything But A Square Card
Paper Sundaes – Challenge #52 Use Your favourite Challenge (I used #48 Anything But A Square Card)
Creative Cottage – Shaped Card
Do You Stack Up – Challenge #3 Think Pink
Paper Playtime – Challenge #34 Use The Word “Love”
Lexi's Creations – Challenge #31 Say It With Love
Papertake Weekly – Ribbon and Pearls
Thanks for coming by, and have a wonderful week-end!
Marilyn

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Catch the Bug Thursday Mini Challenge–Birthday!

       Girl Bear

So, I’m back today with Bugaboo Stamps mini challenge for Thursday, and it’s all about birthdays!  I used their cute little “Girl Bear”, isn’t she “beary” sweet!

I colored her with my trustee Copies, and used the Spellbinder oval and scalloped dies to cut and layer the image.  The designer paper is from Imaginisce, and I used the dot Cuttlebug embossing folder on the green card stock.  The lace effect is a Martha Stewart border punch, and the ribbon is by Offray. 

Other Challenges:

Incy Wincy – Challenge #77 Bears

Digi Doodle – Challenge #43 Anything Goes

Fab N Funky – Challenge #56 Animal Magic

Penny's Paper Craft – Challenge #45 Anything Goes

Delightful Sketches – Lets Celebrate

Truly Scrumptious – Challenge #49 Color Combo, Brown Pink and Green

Tomorrow’s the last day for the mini challenges at Bugaboo Stamps, I hope you will come back and check it out.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Marilyn

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sassy Cheryl’s Challenge #46 Buttons and Bows

                  Double Kissed

Don’t you just love this image by Sassy Cheryl’s Stamps!!  It speaks volumes of how we feel sometimes (wink wink).  This delightful image is called Double Kissed”, and how appropriate.

So, as usual I colored the image with Copics, and then cut it out with the Spellbinders Beaded Circles die.  I embossed the circles with Tim Holtz “Spun Sugar” distress ink.  Both the hearts and border were cut with a EK Success border punch.  The designer paper is by Imaginisce.  The pink/red hearts were cut out with a Cricut cartridge, and the ribbon and heart button are from my stash.

Other Challenges:

Sketch Saturday – Week #138 Sketch

Simon Says – Bingo Challenge (line Punch/Die, Embossing, Ribbon)

Top Tip Tuesday – Challenge #18 All Sentimental

Have a great day!

Marilyn

Catch The Bug Wednesday Mini Challenge–Sketch

                  Becca

 

So, for today’s mini challenge at Bugaboo Stamps, I used another of the little girl images, and this one is called “Becca”.  I decided to use it for a 1st birthday card.  I made the sentiment using PSE.

I colored her with copics.  The designer paper is some I’ve aged for a while, so I don’t remember who makes it.  I stamped the balloons, then colored them with copics, and then added some paper glaze to give them depth and make them shine.  The flower border I picked up at Wal-Mart, it’s self-adhesive.

Thanks for stopping by, and hope to see you tomorrow for Thursday’s mini challenge at Bugaboo Stamps.

Marilyn

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Catch The Bug Tuesday Mini Challenge–Bling!

This is the second mini challenges with Bugaboo Stamps to celebrate their 1st birthday.  The theme is bling, and we were given this cute little “Clown” image to play with.

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So, I decided to keep it simple, and let the image take center stage.  I used vellum to make a sleeve for the card, then I stamped and embossed it with silver embossing powder to make it sparkly.  To finish it off I wrapped it with purple ribbon tied with a bow.  I used the Sakura puff pens to add dimension on the flowers, which unfortunately you can’t see in the pictures.  To give it more bling I added purple gems in the corners.

Well, there you have it, hope you will come back tomorrow to see the Wednesday mini challenge with Bugaboo Stamps.

Marilyn

Michelle Perkett Challenge #63–Sketch!

             Emma The Amore Fairy

It’s Tuesday, and time for another fun challenge at the Michelle Perkett challenge blog.  This week we have a lovely sketch for  you to play with.  Just remember to use an MPS image and you could win one digital image of your choice.  You can find all Michelle’s gorgeous stamps at  her Etsy Store.

This stamp is called Emma The Amore Fairy”.  I colored her with copics, and used the Sakura glitter pen on her wings.  The frame was made with a Martha Stewart border punch, and the corner punch is by EK Success.   The mini rose is from Prima Roses.  Sentiment from Kraftin’ Kimmie.

Other Challenges:
CES – Challenge #19 No Designer Paper.
A Spoon Full of Sugar – Challenge #135 Blue and Green.
Crafty Catz Weekly – Challenge #65 Thank You.

Have a great week, and good luck with the challenge!

Marilyn

Monday, January 17, 2011

What A Cutie Patootie!

                Emma

This was originally going to be my entry for the Tuesday mini challenge at Bugaboo Stamps, but I just happened to notice they are giving  you an image to do the challenge with, so I decided to post it anyway, because she is such a cutie!

This adorable image is called “Emma”.  I just love the expression on her face.  I colored her with copics, and then layered the image multiple times using the Spellbinder round and scalloped dies.  The designer paper is by Autumn Leaves.  I used the Swirls embossing folder by Cuttlebug on the green card stock.  The sentiment I created using PSE.  To “bling” it up, I add pink pearls, and green gems around the image, and pink glitter on her sleeve and heart.  I also gave her pink pearls for ear-rings.

Other Challenges:
Sunday Sketch – Challenge #45 Sketch
Pile It OnChallenge #3 Anything Goes
Digi Doodles Shops Best – Challenge #142 Color Combo Pink and Green
Crafty Creations Challenge – New Beginnings
Karber Weekly – Challenge #21 Ribbon
Oh La La Creations – Challenge #71 Bling It On

I hope you are enjoying your week so far, thanks for popping in!

Marilyn

Catch The Bug Monday Challenge–Blue and White

                  Sewing Sunbonnets

Bugaboo Stamps is celebrating their 1st birthday, and they are having 5 mini challenges this week.  Monday’s challenge is to create a card/project using the colors blue and white.  They have all kinds of prizes, and an amazing blog hop, I hope you will check it out!

This gorgeous little girl image was a Friday freebie over at Bugaboo Stamps, and she is part of the “Sewing Sunbonnets” set, and this one is called Sewing Sunbonnets Thread.

I used Copics to color her, and layered her on blue then white cardstock.  I used a Martha Stewart border punch for the white lace.  The sentiment is a rubber stamp I’ve had for ages, and I thought it was a perfect match for this little sewer.  The designer paper is from BoBunny.

Other Challenges:
Paper PlayWeek 2 Cutie Patootie
 
Have a great week, hope you come back tomorrow for Bugaboo’s Tuesday Challenge!

Marilyn

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Bugaboo Stamps Birthday Challenge!

                  Stella Bugaboo Stamps

Bugaboo Stamps is celebrating their 1st Birthday today, and their challenge is to create a birthday card.  I’m a new kid on the block as far as Bugaboo Stamps go, and I have to say it was “love at first sight”!   This stamp is called Stella Aged To Perfection”, and I think she is just a hoot!  I am making this card for a wonderful lady who will be 95 years young this month, and I think she will get a kick out of Stella.

I colored the image with Copics, but paper pieced her hat and balloon.  The designer paper is from Kaiser Craft and it’s called Blushed.  The lace is done with a Martha Stewart border punch.  The sentiment comes with the digital image.  I used the Romance Embossing folder from Cuttlebug.  I also added some glaze to her glasses to make them shine and give them some depth (hard to see in the picture).

Other Challenges:
The Shabby tea Room – Week #44 Sketch This!
The Creative Cottage – Challenge Something New (Digital Image and DP)
Totally Paper Crafts – Challenge #49 Happy Birthday!
Polly Craft Monday – Challenge #75 New Things (Digital Image and DP)
Incy Wincy – Challenge #76 Go Dotty!
Cooking It Up With Katie – Challenge #44 Embossed and Pink

Have a great week-end, and thanks for taking time to stop by!

Marilyn

MOONROSE FAIRY

This gorgeous image is called “Moonrose Fairy”, from Michelle Perkett Studios.  You can purchase her at Michelle’s Etsy Store, for 20% off this week, until midnight, January 21st PST time.

                   Moonrose Fairy

As usual, she is colored with copics.  I distressed the edges of the images, then added distress ink by Tim Holtz.  The color is “Peeled Paint”.  The glitter is Crystal Clear Stickles, and a Sakura Glitter pen.  I love this designer paper by K&Company, the pink is the reversed side.  The rosebuds I made with the scraps of DP, and just added some green seed beads for the centers.  The lace effect is a Martha Stewart Border punch.

Challenges:
Simon Says Challenges – It’s Sketch Time!
Stamp Something – Anything Goes!
Do You Stack Up - Challenge #2 Distress It!
Paper Crafting Journey – Challenge #1 Lets Get Digital!
Digi Doodle Shops Best – Challenge #42 Pink and Green

Have a wonderful week-end, thanks for poppin by!

Marilyn

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Catch The Bug–Let’s Emboss It!

                  Megan Catch The Bug

 

Isn’t she just the sweetest little thing!  This was a freebie on Paper Craft Planet, and I believe she is called Page (not sure).  The challenge on Catch The Bug was to emboss somewhere on your card.  I used the Romance embossing folder by Cuttlebug for the panels, and the Birthday embossing folder for the center panel which is a sparkly white vellum.  The image is colored with copics, and cut out and layered with the Spellbinder oval and scalloped dies.  The tag is also a Spellbinder die.  The sentiment is from C.C. Designs.  The flower is handmade, and I added white seed beads for the center.  The ribbon is by Offray.

Other Challenges:

Top Tip Tuesday – Challenge #17 Anything Goes

Digital Tuesday – Challenge #93 All White (except for image)

Stamptacular Sunday – Challenge #93 Sketch

Pile It On – Challenge #2  It’s All About The Cute Children

Craft Your Days Away – Challenge #11 Anything Goes

I hope you are all having a great week.  Thanks for stopping by!

Marilyn

Michelle Perkett Fairy Tale Challenge #62

                  Enchanted Love

 

The challenge this week is to create a card using one of Michelle Perkett’s “Fairy” images.  I created a Valentines Day card using her gorgeous “Enchanted Love” stamp.  You can find all of Michelle’s digital images at her Etsy Store.  To play along with this weeks challenge, you must use an MPS image, and link your post to the MPS Challenge Blog, and you might be the lucky winner of one image of your choice from Michelle Perkett Studio!

Other Challenges:

Sketch Saturday – Challenge #137 Sketch

One Stitch At A Time – Challenge # 44 Love and Valentine

Scrap-Creations – Love Is In The Air

Sentimental Sunday – Challenge #37 Anything With Wings (Plus Sentiment)

Karber Weekly – Challenge #20 Pearls

Card Recipe:

Basic Grey Designer Paper, Copics, Cuttlebug Embossing Folders, Spellbinder Dies, Crafts Pearls and Gems, Fiskars Border Punch, Bazzil Cardstock.

Have a great week everyone, and thanks for popping by!

Marilyn

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Sassy Cheryl’s Challenge #44–Use The Color Blue

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The challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl’s is to use the color blue, along with one of her gorgeous images.  This one was a freebie on Paper Craft Planet.  I just love it!

So, as usual I colored the image with my copics.  Then layered the image on card stock.  The designer paper is from BoBunny.  I cut out the cute skates with the Cricut Winter Wonderland cartridge, and the snowflakes with a Martha Stewart snowflake punch.  The blue panel was embossed with the Snowflake folder from Cuttlebug.  I also added some baby blue Stickles to the sweater and scarf, and yellow stickles for the star on the scarf.  The sentiment is from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps.  The buttons and ribbon are from my stash.

Other Challenges:

Cute Card Thursday – Challenge #146 Out With The Old (Everything on the card is old stash).

Do You Stack Up – Challenge #1 Cute As A Button!

So Many Cards – Challenge #37 Flagging.

Stamp Something – Challenge Use A Digi!

Create4fun – Week 2 Sketch.

Have a great week-end, and thanks for stopping!

Marilyn

Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #27–Card and Matching 3D Gift!

                        Wishing Star Angel and Windmill  

                                                 Wishing Star Angel

For the Fussy and Fancy challenge I made a birthday card for the celebration, and a paper windmill for the 3D matching gift.  The image “Wishing Star Angel” is from Michelle Perkett Studio.  This image is also our Saturday spotlight on the Michelle Perkett Challenge Blog this week.  You can purchase her at Michelle’s Etsy Store, and she is having a fabulous 50% off sale on all her images starting January 7th at midnight PST until January 9th midnight PST.

I colored the image with copics, and then layered her on yellow cardstock.  I used the Martha Stewart corner and border punch on the pink layer of cardstock to frame the image.  the designer paper is from K&Company – Wild Raspberry paper pad.  I embossed the yellow card stock with the Moroccan Screen embossing folder from Cuttlebug, then just ripped the edges.  The bow is made from the yellow card stock, and the designer paper. Then  I used yellow and crystal stickles on the stars.  I decided to use bright spring colors, because I was tired of the typical greens reds and blues for this time of year.  The windmill is made with the same pink cardstock and punches.  The brad in the center of the windmill, I made with my trusty brad maker.

Other Challenges:

Scrap-Creations – It’s a Sketch!

Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes and Lace!

Pile It On – Challenge #1 Brand Spankin New! (Paper, Image, Lace are all new)

Crafts and Me – Challenge #21 Paper Tearing!

Thanks for poppin in, have a great week-end!

Marilyn

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Catch The Bug Challenge–Anything Goes!

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I love the “Stella” images at Catch the Bug store.  This one was a freebie and she is called “Stella and So Many Candles” with the sentiment to go with it.  I sure know how she feels, I got a birthday coming up, and there will definitely be too many candles to blow out!!

The layout for the card is a Sketch challenge at  Create4fun challenge blog.  I colored the image with copics, and used the Spellbinder round and scalloped dies to cut and layer the image.  The border punch is from Martha Stewart.  I used frosty pink stickles on the present, and clear stickles on the candles and her hat.  I also used liquid applique on the frosting and then added some clear glitter.  The flowers were made from the matching cardstock (leftovers).  I also made a gift bookmark to go with the card.  The tassel is made from embroidery thread.  The ribbon and brads are leftover stash.

Other Challenges:
Top Tip Tuesday – Challenge #16 Metal Mickey
Stamp Something – Something With Glitter
Catch The Bug – Challenge Anything Goes
By The Cute and Girly – January Challenge Bling It On
Karber Weekly – Challenge #19 use Flowers
Simon Says Stamp Challenge – Time To Party/Celebrate
Crazy 4 Challenge – C4C68 Celebrate Something

Well, that’s my last post for today.  Thanks for coming by and checking them out.  Have a great week.

Marilyn

Critter Challenge #46 Sketch

                   Whimsical Girl Snowman

The digital stamp is from Bee Crafty, and its called “Whimsical Girl and Snowman”.  I colored her with copics, and then used the Spellbinders rectangle and scalloped dies to cut out and layer the image.  The red cardstock was embossed with the large dot Cuttlebug embossing folder.   Then I used the black Sakura glaze pen on the buttons of both the girl’s coat and the snowman.  I added white flock on the trim of the coat, hat and boots.  The large snowflakes were cut with the Martha Stewart punch.  Gems, buttons and ribbon are from my stash.  The sentiment is from Kraftin’ Kimmie stamps.  The designer paper is from BoBunny’s Midnight Frost paper pad.

Other Challenges:
All Sorts – Challenge #84 Thank You.
C.R.A.F.T. – Challenge #83 Thank You
Saturday Challenge – Buttons and Bows #115
Tuesday Throwdown – Challenge #30 Embossing
Phindy's Place - Challenge #36 Thank You

Have a great week, and thanks for taking the time to stop by!
Marilyn

Michelle Perkett Challenge #61–Anything Goes!

It’s time for our first challenge of 2011!  Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to relax, so we thought we would give you an easy theme for this week, which is “Anything Goes”.  So, the only rule this week is to use an MPS image and create anything  your heart desires!  The winner will be awarded an  image of their choice from Michelle’s Etsy Store.  Don’t forget to link up your post to the MPS Blog.


                    Magical Alchemy


I used “Magical Alchemy”, to create this New Years card.  This is one of my favourite older images of Michelle’s.  I couldn’t wait to color him up!  I colored him with copics, and used my new Spellbinders Octagon dies.  I used Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy distress ink around the image.  Then I added some glitter to his hat, feather, and swirls coming from his hands with a Sakura glitter pen (hard to see in the picture).  the sentiment is mine, I created it with PSE.  I also made the buckle for the ribbon with the small octagon die.  Ribbon, pearls and designer paper are from my stash.

Other Challenges:
Sew Many CardsChallenge #38 New Things.
Paper Sundaes – Challenge #50 Something New.
Crazy Challenge - All Things New #48.

Have a great week everyone!  Good luck with the challenge.

Marilyn