Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Outlawz Creative Freebie Challenge

Alas, all good things must come to an end sooner or later. This is the last Outlawz Creative Freebie Challenge. Anne and Sandi have so generously given away their free digi images for quite some time. Both ladies are very involved in so many activities and time has become an issue! The both of them will still be around on the web and you will see them regularly at the Outlawz and Through the Craftroom Door Magazine.

Here is their websites if you would like to visit!
Anne -
Sandi -

Here are both of my cards-- the first one using the freebie image from Anne. I used Copic markers to color.

This card is using the freebie image from Sandi. I used Copic markers on this image also.

Thanks, Sandi and Anne for all you have done for the Creative Freebie Challenge at the Outlawz!!
I will miss playing along..............


New Sketch Challenge at the Outlawz - November 27

There's a new sketch challenge at the Outlawz today!
 Our sponsor is the Paper Shelter and it provided images to us to use this month and will give a prize to our November winner!
First the sketch!!

Here is my card!

I colored the image with my Copic markers and cut some flowers out with a Spellbinders die. The circle cut and the scalloped cut is also from Spellbinders Nestabilities dies. The Christmas paper is from my stash.

I sure would love it if you would stop by the Sketch Challenge and play along!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Crafty and Calm

The Stamping Chef has a November challenge through it's facebook fan page. Tamara from TSC (The Stamping Chef) generously gave us an image to use to make a creation of our choice. I made a card using the image which I colored in with my Copic Markers. And I attached some pink twine, an orange button and in the upper right corner, I added some more twine, three stick pins and some pink paper flowers. Hope you will visit the Challenge and see what other creations the other ladies came up with!

Here's my card!

Other challenges I am entering!
Through the Craft Room Door Challenges - Anything Goes
Outlawz Monday Greeting Card Challenge - Anything Goes

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  if you are celebrating it, for everyone else,  


Monday, November 25, 2013

Through the Purple Haze Challenges #20

Another new challenge at Through the Purple Haze Challenges!

Through The Purple  Haze Challenges

This week we have two sponsors, Encino Stamps and MMCS.  My Mum's Craft Shop will give a prize of  £10 coupon and Encino Stamps will have prizes for the Top 3.

The Design Team B all used images from Encino Stamps and we were also to use something old from our stash. My image is Gerlinde the tortoise and my "something old" is the red buttons I put in the four corners. I don't use buttons very often, don't know why, they really add a lot to a card!

My papers are from my stash and so are the buttons. I colored my image with Copic Markers.
Turtle: YG03,YG67, YG00, YG02
Red Bow: R39, R46, R43
Hearts on Shell: R43
Eyes: E34
Background: RV0000

I am taking an online background class from Marie Gamber. It is called Creative Backgrounds with Marie and it can be found at Color Me Creative. I used one of her techniques for my background that is very subltle. If you want to add more pizazz to your colored images, her background class is simply a must!!!  Here's a closeup view! 

I'm also putting my card in these challenges!
Color Me Creative - Anything Goes
Outlawz Alcohol Markers Challenge - Universal Children's Day

Have a great week!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Simply Betty November Fan Page

For this November Facebook Fan Page Challenge, we were offered our choice of two images to help celebrate Thanksgiving.  There is Pilgrim Corinne and Little Indian Betty.  I chose Little Indian Betty and the theme for using this image was to include feathers.
So without further ado, here is my Little Indian Betty card. I colored her with copic markers and incorporated a couple of feathers. The background papers are from my ever-growing stash of paper pads.

My card!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Snowman and Bird -Gerda Steiner Challenge #5

Challenge #5 for the Gerda Steiner Designs Challenge. If you sign up for Gerda's monthly NEWSLETTER, you will have the opportunity to get a free digital image. And they are so cute!! So far, I have gotten really cute ones that you can use over and over.

This month's freebie image is a snowman with a little bird sitting on his nose. Below you will see my card that I made for this challenge.

I chose non-traditional Christmas colors in pink tones! Here is my card!

 I colored my image with copic markers and for the snowy effect, I used Aleene's Glitter Snow (available through Amazon).

I am entering my card in these challenges:
Gerda Steiner Designs Challenge - image provided
4Kraftygirls Challenge - Anything Goes
Stampavie and More - Christmas
The Crafty Bloggers Network - Christmas

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Outlawz Sketch Challenge November 20-26

There's a new Sketch Challenge over at the Outlawz Challenges!

Our sponsor for the month of November is The Paper Shelter! They will give a prize to our November winner!

This is the sketch for this week!

And here is my card using Funny Cornucopia from The Paper Shelter.

I used background papers from my stash and some brads in the corners, also from my stash. for my image, I used my Copic Markers to color in the image.

Hope you will find some time to go over to the Outlawz and check out the challenges!! There's something for everybody!

I'm entering my card in
Through the Craftroom Door Challenges - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - card
Make It Monday - comment

Have a good day!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Stamping Chef Saturday Spotlight Designer

WHOO HOO!!!  I am so honored to be the Saturday Spotlight Designer at The Stamping Chef.  Go HERE to see the blog where I am featured with my card below that I made especially for this Spotlight.    Tamara from The Stamping Chef gave me an image of my choice to use and I chose Dance Recital!

Here is my card!  Thanks Tamara and Jackie for letting me be the Spotlight Designer today!

I used papers, flowers and ribbon from my stash. Hanging from my bow is a ballerina charm that I just got from The Ribbon Girl Company.

The darling image was colored with Copic Markers, Glitter Pens, and Diamond Stickles (on the dress).

Skin: E000, E11, R20
Eyes: B04
Lips: R39
Hair: Y23, FY1, Y28, Y0000
Legs: R0000, Stardust Glitter Pen
Dress: RV52, RV02, Stardust Glitter Pen

Hope you will check out Tamara's store, The Stamping Chef, and her blog.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Creative Freebie Challenge at the Outlawz

Another Creative Freebie Challenge at the Outlawz just about to go down in history. Only a couple more days but I got my two cards made with digi images drawn by Sandi Huggett and Anne Fenton. They are gorgeous images as usual and I hope they know how much we all appreciate their efforts and their generosity.

So without further ado, here are my two cards. The first one is using Anne's image, the Poinsettia teacup.

The second one features Sandi's fire truck image. I put WooWoo on there because that is what my grandson says when he sees a fire truck!

Have a crafty day!


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Outlawz Sketch Challenge November 13-19

Time for a new sketch at the Outlawz Sketch Challenge!  This was a fun sketch to use and I used an image from our sponsor, the Paper Shelter. It is a cute little kitty and mice. The Paper Shelter will give a lovely prize to our November challenge winner.

Before I show you my card I made, here is the sketch.

With a sketch challenge, you use the sketch as an inspiration for your project. You can turn it, you can make a tag, card, scrap page, or anything else, just as long as we can tell the sketch was your inspiration.
Now here is my card!
Hope you will come join the challenge!
Other challenges I am entering:
The Squirrel and the Fox - Animal Antics 
Make It Monday - must comment

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A Challenge over at Paper Moments (Jackie R.)

As mentioned in an earlier post for the Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness blog hop, there is a very special challenge over at Jackie Randolph's blog, Paper Moments. The challenge with a Mr. Linky is at the bottom of Jackie's post.

This challenge is a follow-up to the blog hop and is open until November 16th 11:59 PM EST.

You can still do the blog hop if you missed it. Start out here and keep going. It's fun to see what the ladies did with two images donated by Betty (Simply Betty Stamps) and Tamara  (The Stamping Chef) that were made especially for the PH4Fun blog hop.

For the challenge, here are some details:

Create a card or project - must have an Awareness Ribbon 
in the periwinkle/purple color for PH awareness 
(can be sticker, cutout, etc)

One lucky winner will receive 

Teresa Collins Stampmaker Kit

Here is my card for the challenge using Tamara's "Pucker Up"


Other Challenges I'm entering:

Have a great day!


Monday, November 11, 2013

Happy Birthday, Betty!!!

Welcome to another blog hop. This one should be lots of fun!!

Today, we are celebrating the birthday of  a super lady and superstar named Betty Roberts.

So, Happy Birthday, Betty!

 Betty is the owner of Simply Betty Stamps and I have gotten to know her from her Simply Betty Stamps facebook page. Actually, Betty's birthday was yesterday, the 10th, but we had to make this a surprise blog hop!

So I hope you will hop from blog to blog and see the lovely creations made in honor of Betty's birthday.

Tamara from The Stamping Chef drew the Birthday Betty image and gave them out to everyone that wanted to participate in this fun blog hop!! Thanks so much Tamara. I think Betty is going to have a great time looking at all of these wonderful cards!

If you came from the lovely Katya's blog, you are in the right place. If you just wandered here by chance, you can start the hop from the beginning by going to Corinne's blog. The entire list is below in case you need even more direction.

Here is my card that I made for Betty! Hope she likes it. I'll be putting it in the mail to her on Tuesday since today is Veterans Day and there is no snail mail.

Now, hop on over to the amazing Brandy's blog!!

Here is the entire list if you want to visit each one!

Bonnie Pruss, Cynthia Cole

Irene Sherman

Sian Hillman 

Ruza Rebel 

Katrina Benton 

Jackie Rakoski 

Sam Slater


Roz Wolfe


Sheri Scraps 

Lisa Howell

Wendy Billings 


Jackie Randolph

Tanya Johnson

Vicky Fortier 

Rhonda Miller 

Elisabete Balcavage


Berenice Rendon

Katya Bess

Darcy Schroeder

Brandy Tinney

Emily Shroom

Karen Pimblett

Lucy Gregg

Dianna Sowerbrower

Trish the Dish

Sharette Brown 

Louise Mann

Kay Mowat

Christin Myhre

Robin Bogle

Sharon Brown

Sharman DeLuca 

Melissa Varga

Tanja Charles

Kathy Gillion

Kezzla Brown

Leanne Hanmer =


Ashley Murphy

Celina Matthews

Anita Blake

Patricia Buno

Deanna Fosnaugh

Pam Hicks

Shelley Mimi Bo

Cindye Wile

Jackie Maunder

Christine Garner

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BETTY!!! We love you!!

Through the Purple Haze Challenges #18

It's Monday................!!!! And time for another challenge at Through the Purple Haze Challenges!!

First, our sponsor is Delicious their stamps! They are giving away a 4 digi prize for our winner this week.

Second, our theme this week is "Winter Scenes (optional with Animals or People)".  I used an image from Delicious Doodles called Holly Fairy.

Here is my card. It is mostly white except for the colored image and the peach colored background layer.

I colored with copic markers:
Skin:  E000, E01, R30
Lips: R37
Eyes: B16
Hair: R0000, R000, R01, R21, R11
Holly: G17
Berries: R37
Wings: G0000, G000, G00, RV0000, R000, R00
I used an embossing folder for the second background layer and cut another white layer from some glittery white cardstock with my Cuttlebug using Spellbinders Fancy Ribbon Threader (the ribbon threader part is covered up by my image layer.  Such a versatile die!)  I added some Diamond Stickles (my favorite Stickles) to the background around the image and added 5 satin flowers with gem centers (found these at Walmart in the sewing section).
Hope you will join in on the Challenge this week. We had over 60 entries this last week! How awesome!!
Other challenges I am entering:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes, optional holiday
Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge - must use a stamp
4Krafty Girls - Anything Goes
Lady Anne's Monthly Challenge - More than 1 layer
Have a great week!!

Saturday, November 9, 2013


Welcome to our PHun 4 Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Blog Hop.

We are sharing awareness on Pulmonary Hypertension, why early diagnosis is so important for PH patients! 

I am so honored to be a participant in today's PHun 4 PH Awarness Blog Hop

If you have arrived from Corinne's Blog then you are in the right place. However, if you just arrived why don’t you start at Betty's Blog, so you don’t miss any of the amazing creations.

Here is the card I made using this wonderful butterfly and awareness ribbon image by Betty Roberts of Simply Betty Stamps.


I used Spellbinders Grand Labels 4 for my dies, background papers from my stash, and a brand new ribbon from Ribbon Girl! (Brand new because I just got it a couple of days ago). The periwinkle flower is from my stash also. I colored my image with Copic Markers and paper pieced the zebra pattern onto the wings.


Now, for an important fact about Pulmonary Hypertension..............

DID YOU KNOW?  - PH affects both men and women...but women are 4 times more likely than men to be diagnosed with PH, and they are just as likely to have a delay in diagnosis.

For more information on Pulmonary Hypertension, visit

If you would like this wonderful image from Simply Betty Stamps that I used on my card, all you need to do is email Betty at  and give her the answer to the following question and she will send you the image. Also, if you would like to have the adorable free image that Tamara from The Stamping Chef has made for tomorrow's blog hop, email Tamara at  with the answer to the following question.

The question to answer for your free images is: "How many treatments are FDA approved for children with PH?"

Hint:  You will find the answer to the question on one of the blogs.

Now head over to Katya's Blog to see what she has created.

Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Saturday November 16th at 11:59 PM EST. 

One reminder - be sure to leave comments along the hop for a chance to win PRIZES! 

Winners will be posted on the Papermoments Blog  on Saturday November 23rd.

Challenge Time for even more prizes!!!

More fun ahead.  A challenge will be posted on Sunday 6 pm EST on .

The theme is to have a periwinkle/purple awareness ribbon on your project (it can be a sticker, image, cut file, punch). The challenge will end Saturday, November 16th 11:59 pm EST - winners to be announced on Saturday the 23rd. There are some pretty great giveaway prizes!

We would just love it if you would visit each of the blogs and leave a comment.

Today's Blog Hop Participants

Darcy - (me - you are here)

And you will want to hop on Sunday too with these ladies

Tanja -

Veronica -

Good luck with the challenge and hope you learned something that you perhaps didn't know about Pulmonary Hypertension!

Happy Blogging!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Outlawz Sketch Challenge November 6-12

A new sketch for you at the Outlawz Sketch Challenge. Our lovely sponsor this month of November is the Paper Shelter. The very generous prize is a $20 coupon to use at their online store!

Here is the sketch!

Here is the card I made for the sketch using the Paper Shelter image called Japanese Cute Doll that was given to the Design Team to use!

I used copic markers to color my image. The background paper is from my stash as are the flourish and the brads, and sticker ribbon! I punched a dragonfly twice and glued them together to make a 3 dimensional element and painted some diamond stickles on the body.
Hope you will stop by the CHALLENGE and see what the Design Team has cooked up for you!
Thanks for stopping by!