Monday, September 30, 2013

Challenge #12 Through the Purple Haze Challenges-Halloween

Oh, what a great challenge we have for you this week at Through the Purple Haze Challenges!

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The theme is Halloween and the sponsor is Simply Betty Stamps. The prize for this week's winner will be three digi images that the Design Team used.


Betty let the Design Team pick an image from her store to work with and I picked Punkin Carvin Alex.
Here is my card!
A closeup of my image! The spider web is glittery. I wish it showed up better!
Papers from my ever-expanding stash!
Image is Punkin Carvin Alex from Simply Betty Stamps
Trick or Treat Ribbon - from a ribbon swap
Spider Web and Happy Halloween - chipboard die cuts from K and Company
Bats - bat punch
Copic markers used:
Skin: E000, E01, E11, R02
Hair: C0, C5, C7, C9, C3
Pumpkin: YR16, R05, YR23
Clothes: FY1, YG63
Background: O (Colorless Blender), YR00
Floor: W3, W5
Hope you will click HERE and go see what other things the Design Team B came up with this week for the challenge.

Here are some challenges I am entering with my Punkin Carvin Alex card:

Created With Love Challenges - Halloween
Show It Off Sunday - Anything Goes
Make It Monday- Comment
Sister Act Card Challenge - Card
Gem of a Challenge - Use Black

Have a fantastic week!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Desdemona from the Stamping Chef - TSC Recipes

Tamara from The Stamping Chef gave us 24 hours to request this lovely digi image called Desdemona. I got her all colored up in shades of pink and I really like how glam she looks! Not a very traditional Halloween card, that is for sure, but I wanted to steer away from the oranges and blacks!

I like how she turned out. Hope you like her too! I added her to the photos at TSC Recipes!

Desdemona from The Stamping Chef as the focal image
Copic markers
Spellbinders Labels 9
Cheery Lynn English Tea Party Die
Sentiment from Close to My Heart Stamps
Spellbinders Bubble Labels Die
Dotted paper from my stash
Pink gemstones from my stash
Other challenges I am entering:
Top Tip Tuesday - use a shape
A Gem of A Challenge - Pink, Pink, Pink and Gems
Have a great weekend!

Noah the Cowboy

Sherry T. happened to drop by the Outlawz and mention that there was a freebie if we wanted it. So I checked it out and it was the cutest little digi image called Noah the Cowboy!  If you want this freebie you will need to visit Sherry T's collection.  I am entering my card in her challenge, Noah the Cowboy Challenge.  Hope you will visit her lovely blog and enter a creation of your own using  Noah.

 Here is my card! Hope you like it!

I colored Noah with copic markers, used some patterned papers from my stash, and embellished with some felt leaf cut-outs that I found when looking in my bin of odds and ends.

I'm also entering this card in:
Created With Love Challenges - Use Yellow, Brown, Orange
Through the Craftroom Door Challenge - Anything Goes

Finally, it's Friday! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Franken Betty

I had a really good time making my Franken Betty card. The image is from Simply Betty Stamps that we got for a discount.  For a limited time, it was $1 in the STORE. There is also a challenge running with this image and so my card will be entered into The Simply Betty Facebook Fan Page Challenge. The theme is Stitch It or Wrap It.  I stitched around my sentiment (also from Simply Betty Stamps) with a dark red/black twine. I used copic markers to color in my image and some paper scraps to layer onto the brown patterned paper.
I added  a couple of metal embellies to finish it off. Here's my finished card!

Here are some other challenges I am going to enter with my card:

Just Inspirational Challenges -Use a metal embellishment
Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge- Happy Fall
Love to Create Challenge - Color Inspiration

Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

This is me!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm so excited! Betty from Simply Betty Stamps just sent me my own personal digi image of myself and colored it in and I think she is fantastic!!!

Here I am!!!!  She sure made me look good!!!!!! I love it!

 Thanks Betty!!

Outlawz Sketch Challenge September 25 - October 1

A new sketch at the Outlawz Sketch Challenge! This challenge runs through October 1st.

Our sponsor is Lady Bug Stampers and she will be giving away a prize for the September winner.

So if you like sketches, this is a great one! Be sure to enter! Sandra, Margaret, Pat, and I have done inspiration cards for you and you will find my card directly below the sketch. (Trina and Cindy are off this week)

My card is 5.5 by 5.5 inches
"Cat O'Lantern" digi by Meljen Designs
"Happy Halloween" Stamp by Stamp Francisco
Paper Trimmer and Corner Rounder Punch
Octogon Strips Die Set by Spellbinders (I trimmed off the ends to fit my card)
Drippy Goo punch by Martha Stewart for the borders
Plaid Paper and other papers from my stash
Sticker from my stash
Copic markers:
Kitty: C5, C3, R30
Pumpkin Y38, YR68, YR82, G14, W5, W7
Background 0, YR0000, YR01
I'm also entering my card in these challenges:
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girls - Anything Goes
Hope to see you at the Outlawz and that you have a BOO-tiful day!!!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Through the Purple Haze Challenges #11 Inspired by a Film, Book, Cartoon, Song

Another challenge at Through the Purple Haze Challenges!


This week the theme is "Inspired by a Film, Book, Cartoon or Song" and our sponsor is Sassy Studio Designs. This week's top winner will get four Sassy Studio Designs digis. How awesome is that?


Each member of the Design Team got to choose a digital image to make a creation with. I chose Sassy Tinker ---have always loved Tinker Bell so I knew she was the one!!!! And of course, she is from the Peter Pan movie that Disney put out many years ago. And remains a fan favorite.

Ingredients for my 5 by 7 inch card:

Sassy Tinker digital image by Sassy Studio Designs
Copic markers used:

Skin  E000, E01, R20
Lips  R22
Eyes B05
Hair   FY1, Y11
Dress   G03, G05, W3
Wings BG000, BG10

Cuttlebug cutting machine
Spellbinders Nestabilities Circle Die
Patterned Paper from my stash
Glittery silver holiday ribbon from my stash
Flower flourish from my stash
"Wish" clear stamp by Fiskars "Make A Wish" Quotes
Colorbox silver pigment ink
Silver embossing powder
Heat Tool
Bluish-green cardstock
Spellbinders Curved Matting Basics A to cut out the "Wish"
Silver sharpie pen to trace around the inside of the die
Stickles to go over the wings and the background design
Martha Stewart Butterfly punch

Hope you go to the Challenge and see what the other Design Team gals have made for you to be inspired.   (Teaser:  Fifty Shades of Grey..........., Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, and others, oh, my!)
Other challenges I am entering:

Have a super week!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

King of the Pond for TSC Recipes Facebook Challenge

There's a TSC (The Stamping Chef) Recipes Facebook Challenge going on until tomorrow. Tamara generously gave us King of the Pond to make a project with. He is the most adorable little duck that thinks he is a king (thus the jeweled crown). So I made my card and used  a sketch from Sketch Saturday as my inspiration.  I colored with copic markers and used some background papers from my ever-growing stash of papers. I added a charm from a Jolee's set and a gold shiny ribbon!

Here's the sketch!

Here's my card:

Here are the challenges I am entering:

Sketch Saturday

TSC Recipes Facebook Fan Challenge

Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge-Wings

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge - Wings

Have a great Sunday!!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Gerda's Tom the Turtle

Gerda Steiner Designs has a monthly newsletter that includes a free digi image from her designs. This month is the cutest image ever called Tom the Turtle! I colored Tom with copic markers and added the image onto some layers of papers from my stash and finished the card off with some washi tape and some flowers.

I'm entering my card in the challenge at Gerda Steiner Designs. Hope you will check out her website and store!

I'm also entering my card in the Through the Craftroom Door Challenge - Anything Goes.

Thanks for visiting!

Creative Freebie Challenge at the Outlawz

Can't believe the time is almost up for the current Creative Freebie Challenge and a new one will be starting. I always say I'm going to get my two cards done right away and well.......something happens to prevent that from taking place.  But I got my two cards done with the digital images that Anne Fenton and Sandi Huggett so generously gave us to play with.   Thanks ladies......I really enjoy seeing what the other entries look like when we all use the same images.

My first card is "Gone Fishin"  and features an image called BB Fishing by Anne Fenton. I used copic markers to color in and got some more practice on my backgrounds for the online class that I am signed up for that Marie Gamber teaches. I am loving to do these backgrounds. I had some fishing background paper that I layered on to some other paper from my stash and found the perfect dragonfly sticker from my stash to put up in the corner.

Here's my first card!

My second card is a card I made as a wedding card using Sandi Huggett's digi image Wedding Car. I used copics to color in the image and a dark blue Spica Atyou marker to go over the car to make it have a metallic shiny look. The sentiment at the top is from a set by Gina K Designs and the Best Wishes is from Azadi Earles Company.
If you have time, go check out the other cards entered into the Outlawz Creative Freebie Challenge.
Hope you enjoyed the cards and thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Outlawz Sketch Challenge September 18-24

It's time for a new sketch at the Outlawz Sketch Challenge.  This is our sketch for inspiration for this week's challenge. Soooo, first, I was thinking.....hmmmm.....nuts and bolts....manly card.....and then I did a complete turnaround and decided to make a card utterly feminine as you can see below the sketch card. But first, I want to mention that our sponsor all month at the Sketch Challenge has been Lady Bug Stampers. She is giving away a nice prize for the September winner so please drop by the Outlawz and enter the sketch challenge. This sketch runs until the 24th.

Here is my card using the sketch.
All papers are from my stash.
I use the Cryogen White Iridescent paper for my paper than I stamp on!
Available from the Paper Temptress
Copic markers for my image
Lace, ribbon sticker, brads, and pearls are all from my stash.
Here's a closeup of the lace and brads
Hope you will stop by the Sketch Challenge and see what other wonderful creations the Design Team has come up with!!
I'm also entering this card in the Created With Love Challenges
Have a wonderful day!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Through the Purple Haze Challenges #10 - Bling it Up!!

Exciting news! I'm a member of the Design Team for Through the Purple Haze Challenges and we just hit a milestone of 100 members.......which means Anita will be giving away this blog candy to some lucky winner! Could it be you? Charlie is going to draw a name so you may want to go over to the Challenge right away and check and see who the lucky winner is.

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And this is Monday so that means it is time for another Challenge at Through the Purple Haze Challenges.  Our sponsor is My Mums Craft Shop and they will be giving away  a £10 voucher for the winner. All you need to do is make a creation (doesn't have to be a card--just something handmade by you) and use our theme of Bling!  A lot of bling.... a little bling.....just so long as we can see that there is some bling!!  You can use any image or no image.....just Bling It!!  The design team members will be voting for our favorite entries, so good could be the lucky winner of the prize from My Mums Craft Shop.


For my Bling it Up! card, I used an image from Meljen Designs, one of my newest favorite companies that makes digi images.  My image is Miss Fancy Cat. I just found out there is also a Mister Fancy Cat, so I'm going shopping for him very soon.

Here's my card

I colored my image with copic markers: R81, R83, R85, RV00, and RV0000.
Other items used:
Hot pink cardstock, patterned paper, fancy ribbon, two pink brads, three clear rhinestones, and Diamond Stickles for some extra shine! I don't know if you can see it, but I have some teeny tiny rhinestones on the cat-eye glasses!
Spellbinders Die Lattice Rectangle
Hope you will stop by the Challenge and see what the other Design Team members have blinged up for you!!
I'm also entering my card in a few other challenges
Have a great week!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Autumn Mouse in Boots by Meljen Designs

I love it when I discover a new online digital image store.  The images at Meljen Designs are so cute and wonderful you must go there and take a look!!

I really love images that have mice, cats, and dogs and so I bought one of each! And I also picked up a freebie that was being offered!

My mouse image is called Autumn Boots Mouse and I colored it with copic markers and also used copic markers with the help of some colorless blender to make a background around my image.

Here's a list of the markers I used:
Mouse   E30, E55, R30
Scarf     R89, Y38, W0
Boots    YG91, W3
Leaves   YR15, YG95
Floor       E35, YR24
Background  YR20, YR30, 0

I found some fall-like patterned paper from my stash to use as my background layer. For my die, I used Spellbinders Labels 16 and used  a swirly embossing folder by Darice. I punched a few maple leaves and added a few brads and a ribbon and I was done!

I thought I might enter my card in theses challenges!

The Corrosive Challenge - All About Fall

Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes

Created With Love Challenge - Tic Tac Toe (I did Embossing, Ribbon, Brads)

Just Inspirational Monthly Challenge - Animals

Have a great day!

Outlawz Sketch Challenge September 11-17

Lately when I am making my cards, I am using more earthy colors and this card I made for the Outlawz Sketch Challenge this week is no exception.

Our sponsor this month is Lady Bug Stampers and she will be giving away a lovely prize for this month's challenge winner.

Now, here is the sketch!

And here is my card! It is very Clean and Simple! I used Spellbinders dies and my buck silhouette punch is from EK Success!

Hope you will visit the Outlawz and take part in one of the challenges there!

Have a great day!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Through the Purple Haze Challenges #9

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Time for another challenge at the Through the Purple Haze Challenges! This week is a double challenge for Team A and Team B. is a sketch challenge! I love sketch challenges! It is like getting an assignment and completing it!! Hahaha

Team A will make their cards using Stitchy Bear images.

Prize from Stitchy Bear is 10 dollars of digis from artists used in the challenge!

 and Team B will make their cards using Penny Black images.

Prize from Penny Black is a stamp set!

As I am on Team B, my card is made with a Penny Black image. But first, I will show you the rather daunting sketch that we had to deal with! At first, it WAS a little daunting, but then when you start looking at it, it just comes together! Here is the sketch!

I turned the sketch on it's side and made my card using a Penny Black image from Mimi's Playground set.  I colored Mimi with copic markers:

Skin: E51,E00, R11
Hair: Y21,YR21, Y28
Dress:  BV00, BV01, BV02
Ribbon on Hat Y17
Grass  G40, W3
Background: G0000, V12, Colorless Blender (I am taking a class at CMC Classroom with Marie Gamber on Backgrounds--- Here  is the link to the Classroom)

Here is my card:

I also used Spellbinders dies and added some flowers, gems,  and ribbon to make up all the elements of the sketch!
Hope you will join the challenge at Through the Purple Haze Challenges!!
I am also entering my card in the Make It Monday Challenge


Friday, September 6, 2013

Halloween Time at the Outlawz Creative Freebie Challenge

When you see my two cards that I made for the Outlawz Creative Freebie Challenge, you will see why I say it is Halloween Time! Both Anne and Sandi gave us Halloween digital images for our freebie challenge.

My first card is a Halloween card that I have used Anne Fenton's digital image as the focal point. I colored the image with copic markers:
Shoes and floor:  N0, N1, N3, N5
Tights and sweater: V09, V06
Costume: YR07, YR09, YG17
Moon: Y19, R05 for the moon
Skin  E51, E11 and E34 for the hair

I added a sticker in the upper left corner and stamped the Happy Halloween with a stamp from PrintWorks. The decorated papers are from my stash.

My second card is with a cute little Halloween teddy from Sandi Huggett. I colored the image with my copic markers:
Bear E43, E34, E93
Pumpkins YR09, YR07, R05, YG17
Costume C9
Stardust Glitter Pen on the skeleton
The paper is from my stash
Once again I must thank Sandi and Anne for these wonderful digis they so generously give out to us twice a month to get creative with!!
Happy Haunting!


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Outlawz Sketch Challenge September 4-10

I can't believe it is September already!  However, that is one of my favorite months of the year.....leaf colors are starting to change and the temperatures are near perfect! I love September!!

And I just loved the sketch for this week at the Outlawz Sketch Challenge! Here is the sketch and below that is my card! I think it is a fabulous sketch and so many ways you could go with it!

This month's sponsor is Lady Bug Stampers!

I used four stamps from the same set! Unfortunately (embarrassed!) I don't have the company name as it was a clear set and I didn't keep the outer wrapper! Boohoo---I now keep all my wrappers for reference but who knew I would be blogging and need that info!!!
My dies are spellbinders from the Nestability sets Long Classic Rectangles and Scalloped Classic Rectangles! The sentiment is stamped on a die from the Curved Matting Basics A, also from Spellbinders! My flower is actually one from a old silk bouquet that I clipped off the stem and mounted with a large Glue Dot!

Hope you will visit the Outlawz this week and if you don't play the Sketch Challenge, there are several others to take part in! Monday Greeting Card Challenge, Tuesday Color Challenge, Saturday Paper Ala Mode Challenge, Sunday Clean & Simple Challenge, Thursday Twisted Thursday Challenge, Creative Freebie Challenge (two week challenge), and Friday Alcohol Markers! There is sure to be one that suits your fancy! Great sponsors with great prizes!

Have a great day!

Witchy Woman

I got my card for the Simply Betty Facebook Fan Challenge done a little bit early this time. Usually I get my entry in with only a couple of days to spare but I love the Halloween theme for this challenge. Betty gave us the Witch Mercedes image with instructions to use Halloween colors. To me, Halloween colors are purples, orange, black, and green (as long as it ghouly green). So those are the colors I used. Here is my witchy card with the recipe below. Another fun thing about these facebook fan challenges is that we get to vote for our favorite cards!! So much fun to do that!!

Background papers from my stash
Image: Mercedes by Simply Betty Stamps
Sentiment: You're so Witchin! by Simply Betty Stamps
Purple Ribbon from my stash
Purple printed Washi tape and spider stickers from my stash
Dies: Spellbinders Classic Long Rectangles, Scalloped threader (not sure of the name as I picked it up at a used scrapbook materials sale)
Copic markers:
Skin E000, E01
Hair FV2, YR68, Lavender Spica Pen
Eyes  E33
Lips V15
Dress YG91, YG25
Hat C5, C3
Shoes, Belt C9
Broom C3
Floor E31
I'm also entering this card in the A DIE FOR A SKETCH CHALLENGE
Enjoy your day!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Through the Purple Haze Challenges #8 Delicious Doodles and Dies


Hi Crafty Peeps:

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

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 This week, we want to see how you use your Dies.   Delicious Doodles is our sponsor this week and is giving a nice prize for the winner! Four (4!) digis!!

My card below features a cute image named Woodland Friends by our sponsor, Delicious Doodles. I colored the image with copic markers. Recipe below:

Papers from my stash
Image from Delicious Doodles
Dies: Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Motifs
Leaves-Joy!Crafts Vintage Flourishes
Layers: Spellbinders Labels 8
Copic Colors (except where noted otherwise):
Skin:E000, E01, E13, R21(cheeks and lips)
Eyes: B24 
Hair: E23, Y28, Y21, YR21
Wings: E0000 and Diamond Stickles 
Squirrel: E33, Black Bic Mark-it Ultra Fine Point for the lines on the tail
Bird and Butterflies: B06, B24, B23, B60 Blue Spica Pen, YR18, YR68
I used a Paper Studio Mesh Texture embossing folder to dry emboss the larger of the two layers for my image and then sponged some yellow and brown inks over the raised areas!
I made a second card using Just Purrfect from Delicious Doodles and am entering this card in the Sketch Saturday Challenge.
Image from Delicious Doodles
Sentiment from Make An Impression Stamps 
Dies: Image--Spellbinders Curved Matting Basics A (two layers)
Sentiment--Spellbinders Labels 14 (two layers)
Border--Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Accents
Gems from my stash
Copic Colors:
Skin: E000, E01, E13, R20
Eyes: B91, B95
Lips and Nails: R85
Cat's Eyes: YG25, G07
Hair: E07, E15, E18, E19, E49
Dress R24
Kitty: Y23, Y26
Hope you will have a visit over at Through the Purple Haze Challenges and if you haven't already, follow the challenge blog!
Anita is giving away a whole lot of blog candy when we get 100 followers!
Details up above on my right sidebar!
I happen to know that the Design Team has put together some lovely cards, so be sure and visit each one's blog and leave a little love!!
Have a great week!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Kingfisher in the Rushes

I thought I might branch out a little bit and find some new card challenges to enter. I'm so happy I found the Just Inspirational Challenges. They give you an inspiration and ask that you use an image from this week's sponsor when making your creation.    Delicious Doodles is the sponsor and when I saw the colors of the inspiration photo, I immediately knew I wanted to use the Kingfisher image from Delicious Doodles. To me, it seemed to be a masculine theme and the Kingfisher in the Rushes makes a perfect card for a male.

This is the inspiration. We can use the inspiration any way we want to: colors, shape, theme, image. I chose the sepia color scheme.

Here is my card and the recipe is below it:

Digi Image Kingfisher in the Rushes from Delicious Doodles
Coordinating paper from my stash
Spellbinders Oval Dies Nestabilities
Copic colors used:
Cattails E37
Dragonflies E35
Leaves E34
Bird, E31, E30, E49 (beak)
Inner oval background E40
Outer oval background E43
Used a speckle stamp with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Frayed Burlap
Sentiment-Gina K Designs

I am also entering this card in the
Gem of a Challenge - Use 2 backing papers

Hope you are enjoying your long weekend if you live in the US!