Friday, May 30, 2014

Hip Hip Hooray!! (SACC59)


This week All Dressed Up is generously sponsoring our challenge.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/alldressedupstamps

The winner will receive 2 digital images. Wow!!

About All Dressed Up
Hi I am Wendy Burns I live in Nottingham UK with my husband and two children who have been the inspiration behind the characters,  in particular my daughter who has kept me up-to-date with blogging and trends.  I work predominantly within the textile children’s wear market, fashion and interiors. I trained as a textile designer and although my work is digital based, I love to retain that hand drawn /sewn feel which I hope comes across in my artwork.
Digital stamps is a new challenge for me and the opportunity to work with the All Dressed Up Team and has been very exciting, in particular the creative way my characters have been given individual personalities by the designers .
All Dressed Up is a newly launched blog with an enthusiastic team who are passionate about stamping.  The coordinators Marilyn and Tracy along with an amazing design team are also known as The Dressy Girls.
We have a friendly Facebook page, regular blog posts, tutorials, challenges and freebies .The stamps can be purchased from the Etsy shop which is updated on a monthly basis.
We really are friendly bunch and would love to see your creations so please feel free to contact us and visit the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog.

Thank you so much for your support, Wendy!



I created this card for ***I can't tell*** who is going to be a big sister! Hip-hip-hooray!! 

This image is a FREEBIE over on the All Dressed Up blog. They are really so generous and their images are just adorable!! I am having such a good time playing with them.


Closeup of Details
Closeup of Details
I colored up my image with my Copic markers. All the paper is from the Hip Hip Hooray paper pad by American Crafts. The card base is Neenah Desert Storm and the mats are Stampin' Up Coastal Cabana (which match the paper perfectly). I used my Nestabilities circle and scallop dies for the main image and matting, various sized punches for the circles, Stampin' Up punches for the word window and banner, and Martha Stewart punches for the butterflies. The embroidery thread is also Martha Stewart (from a hundred years ago). 


For the inside, I used another image and the same paper and matting. This card measures 5 by 5.25 inches; almost square. :) I also made an envelope but forgot to get a picture of it. Maybe I'll add pictures of that later. 

Thanks for looking! I hope this finds you happy and healthy. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The Sketchy Challenge #74 - Sketch
Totally Gorjuss #237 - Buttons and/or Bows
Left of Center #32 - Girly
Stampin' for the Weekend - For the Girls
Alphabet Challenge - H is for Handmade Embellishments
A Creative Romance - Girly
Time Out #6 - Photo Inspiration
Hanna & Friends #197 - Stamping
Creative Moments #43 - Anything Goes w/ Twine
Scrap-Creations - Celebrations
Eclectic Ellapu: Pink - Spring
The Squirrel and the Fox #70 - Let's Hear it for the Girls
Sparkles #56 - For a Special Lady
Odd Ball Stamps - Girly and Glam
Polkadoodles Challenge #21 - Things w/ Wings
Come and Get It - Lots of Layers
Lacy Sunshine #34 - Dies and/or Punches
Artistic Inspiration #93 - Anything Goes w/ Things w/ Wings
Whoopsi Daisy - Lots of Layers
Fitztown #37 - Celebration
Craft Your Passion #215 - Frame It
Crafting From the Heart #20 - Anything Goes
Digi Sketch - Use a Stamp and/or Sketch
Crafty Boots - Butterflies and/or Bees
A Song in Your HeART #8 - 'Gift of Wings'
Craft Room Challenges - Things w/ Wings
City Crafters #213 - Birthday w/ Banners
Colouring Crazy Challenge #22 - Frills and Fancy

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Last Day of School

It's the last day of school for my two older kids so I thought I would try and make a quick card before the house ceases to be quiet and still until school resumes in August. :) 



This image is by From the Heart stamps and so is the sketch. I colored the image with my Prismacolor pencils. The ovals are punched using the Stampin' Up oval punch and the circles are from my Nestabilities. I'm using scraps from the Simon Says Stamp kit club (no longer available). My card base is SU's Gable Green. The rhinestones are Hero Arts. The inside is blank because this is a note card and I will write in it myself. :)

Thanks for looking! Hope this finds you happy and healthy.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
From the Heart: May Stamp - Whimsy Garden
i {heart} sketches #68 - Sketch w/ Sentiment Twist
Twisted Tuesday #77 - Sunshine w/ Playful twist
Crafty Little Fairies: May - In the Garden
Just B Creative Crazy: May - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday - Anything Goes
Card Makin' Mamas #87 - Over the Rainbow
Eclectic Ellapu: Pink - Spring
Creative Fingers #37 - Anything Goes
Left of Center #32 - Girly
Catered Crop - Garden Party
Lacy Sunshine - Dies and/or Punches
Scribble and Scrap #19 - Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff #137 - Bling
Crafting From the Heart #20 - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion #215 - Frame It
Fantastic Tuesday #37 - Anything Goes
Digi Stamps 4 Joy #93 - Girly
WordArt Wednesday #134 - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions #161 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls #19 - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks #196 - Anything Goes

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

We salute you.

Before I get to my post, I would just like to thank all those men and women (and their families) out there who are, have, or will be fighting for the country I love so much. Thank you for all that you do.

We had a calm and quiet weekend which hasn't been the norm around here lately. I spent the weekend with my kids and hubby, and a little with my in-laws. :) My kids had to go to school on Monday as a 'bad weather' makeup day, so we celebrated on Sunday with a cookout. Anyhoo, I didn't really get to make much but I had the idea in my head for these cards and wanted to make them anyway.

My two All-American girls!!

There are two special men in my life that are in the Armed Forces and I made a card for each. They obviously won't have it for Memorial Day but might get it by Fourth of July. :)



I stamped my MFT Pure Innocence Soldier Boy (retired) with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored him with my Copics. I used white gel pen for the buttons. The papers are Authentique's "Pride" collection. The card base is Stampin' Up's Not Quite Navy (retired) and the mats are Neenah Desert Storm. The buttons are from my stash (have had them forever but think they are from the Michael's dollar bins, back when they were a dollar) and I added my unknown twine.


On the inside, I added more of the same paper and a sentiment (in Versafine Black Onyx) from the same set.

Thanks for looking! I hope this finds you happy and healthy.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Digi Sketch - Use a Stamp and/or Sketch
Cardz 4 Guyz - 1, 2, and 3 (1 image, 2 papers, and 3 buttons)
CMC Copic Challenge #93 - Father's Day/Boy's Stuff
Di's Digi Designs - Make It Masculine
Anyone for Anya: May - Favorite Stamp (any MFT stamp is a favorite.)
Art by Miran #6 - Anything Goes
Red Carpet Studio #70 - 'Saving Private Ryan'
Love to Scrap #30 - Anything Goes w/ Stamping
Fitztown #36 - Thank You
Creative Moments #43 - Anything Goes w/ Twine
Sassy Studios #230 - Red, White, and Blue
Delightful Challenges - Red, White, and Blue
Brown Sugar #95 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #37 - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too #62 - Father's Day
Hiding in My Scrap Room #150 - Let's Hear it for the Boy
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge #30 - One for the Boys
The Corrosive Challenge #200 - Anything Goes
A Random Fan #9 - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time #214 - Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap #19 - Anything Goes
Come and Get It - Lots of Layers
Robyn's Fetish #213 - 3 Buttons
My Sheri Crafts #134 - Masculine
Whoopsi Daisy - Lots of Layers
Eureka #91 - Masculine or Grungy
Crafting From the Heart #20 - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion #215 - Frame It
Fitztown #37 - Celebration

Sunday, May 25, 2014

WWDD? (PIO21)

This week let me introduce you to Add a Little Dazzle. If you haven't been to see them yet, you're missing out. :) Wish I had known about them long ago.

They are sponsoring our 'ADD METAL' challenge this week over at the 
Pile It On Challenge Blog.




I got several gorgeous colors of metal sheets to play with but what really caught my attention was the fact that they were all silver on the back side. (So, it seems, no matter what color you get, the chances are the back is silver. Like two sheets in one!) I cut out the tie three times with my Cricut and the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge. I glued them all together, creating a thicker version of my tie. I embossed my metal sheet first, with my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder. Then, carefully, I molded my metal around my tie template. I added some popdots (of my own making) to add some depth. The sentiment is from a Winnie & Walter set called 'Leave it to Dad' and is heat embossed with silver Stampin' Up embossing powder.


On the inside, I used SU's Teeny Tiny Wishes (Happy Father's Day) and another sentiment from the Winnie & Walter set as above. Both are embossed, again, the same as above. My kids will sign the card with white gel pen or white crayon. They are really into that right now. :)

Thanks for looking! I hope this finds you happy and healthy.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Pile It On #21 - Metal
Dazzling Diva Challenge #26 - Father's Day
Fantastic Tuesday #36 - One for the Guys
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Challenge - Celebrations
My Craft Spot #138 - Graduate or Celebrate
Love to Scrap #30 - Anything Goes
Craft Hoarders Anonymous #8 - Metal or Glass
A Song in Your Heart #7 - 'Let's Hear it for the Boy'
Paper Crafting Journey - For a Man
Stamping Sensations: May - Anything Goes w/ Stamping
Just Keep on Creating: May - Anything Goes
Hiding in my Craft Room # 150 - Let's Hear it for the Boy!
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge #30 - One for the Boys
Simply Create Too #62 - Father's Day
Crafty Catz #232 - Embossing
Alphabet Challenge - H is for Handmade Embellishments
Glitter N Sparkle #86 - Add Some Metal
My Sheri Crafts #13 - Masculine

A Beary Fairy Princess (CIC262)

Come join us at Cupcake Inspirations for our new challenge!

Just Some Lines is sponsoring our challenge this week.

They are offering FOUR images to our randomly chosen winner. Wow!


Thank you so much, Just Some Lines!

This week our challenge is to use the colors Lavender, White.

American Buttercream Frosting by Glorious Treats
Here's my interpretation...a birthday card for a sweet five year old. :)  


This image is called 'Butterfly Bear' and it lends itself to this challenge just perfectly. :) So stinkin' cute. I colored her up with my Prismacolor pencils. The cardstock used is Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay, Almost Amethyst, and Elegant Eggplant. I used my Nestabilities oval and scalloped oval sets. The Elegant Eggplant is embossed with my Cuttlebug 'Harlequin' folder. The sentiment is from SU's Warm Words set and stamped in Elegant Eggplant. I attached the crystals using my iRock setter. I haven't added anything in the inside because that will be my five year old's job.  


Thanks for looking! I hope this finds you happy and healthy.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges #236 - Sketch
Just Inspirational - Birthdays
Deep Ocean #78 - Things with Wings
Sweet Stamps #170 - Anything Goes
PaperTake Weekly - 'Oh So Cute'
Eureka Stamps #90 - Birthdays
Cards in Envy - Winged Things
Crafting From the Heart #19 - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #92 - Anything Goes w/ Punches and/or Dies
Aurora Wings #3 - Butterflies
Dream Valley #82 - Things w/ Wings 
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Anything Goes
The Squirrel and the Fox #70 - 'Let's Hear It for the Girls'
Craftitude #65 - Use a Die
One Crazy Stamper: May - Anything Goes w/ an Embellishment
Just Keep on Creating: May - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody #41 - Anything Goes
Anyone for Anya: May - Favorite Stamp (Favorite BEAR stamp)
Crafting for all Seasons #77 - Things w/ Wings
All Sorts #260 - Happy Birthday
Open-Minded Crafting #11 - Fairy Tale/Fantasy
Left of Center #32 - Girly
The Sweet Pea Stampers - Things with Wings
A Creative Romance - Girly
Brown Sugar #95 - Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe #64 - Girly
Creative Corner Challenges - Cute Critters
Polkadoodles Challenge #21 - Things w/ Wings
Sentimental Sunday #208 - Things w/ Wings
Artistic Impression #93 - Anything Goes w/ Things w/ Wings

Friday, May 23, 2014

Eureka!! (SACC58)


This week Eureka Stamps is generously sponsoring our challenge.


Thank you so much for your support!



I got to play with 'Dragon Blowing Candles'. He's perfect for a birthday card (Stay tuned...I have a "girl" version coming). I colored him up using my Prismacolor pencils. I used white gel pen to accent the spots and nails on my dragon. The card base is So Saffron and Pacific Blue is for the mats. The chevron scrap is from DCWV's Sunday Afternoon collection. The balloons in Versamark are from the SU set, Birthday Whimsy. (I wish I had added more balloons...might have to go back and try to do that.)


On the inside, I used up my scraps and added more balloons with So Saffron ink. The sentiment is from the same set and is stamped in Versafine Black Onyx ink. 


This card measures 5.5 by 5.5 inches square. 

Thanks for looking! I hope this finds you happy and healthy. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Eureka Stamps #90 - Birthdays
Seems a Little Sketchy #65 - Sketch
Sarah Hurley 365 #92 - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody #41 - Anything Goes
Just Keep on Creating: May - Anything Goes
Anyone for Anya: May - Favorite Stamp (Today, this is it. :))
Lacy Sunshine #33 - Anything Goes
The Crafting Cafe: May - Creatures
A Song in Your HeART #7 - 'Let's Hear it for the Boy'
Digi Stamps 4 Joy #92 - Anything Goes
Creatalicious #63 - Frame It
Crafty Girls #18 - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - For a Special Man
Wags N Whiskers #129 - One for the Boys
Art by Miran #6 - Anything Goes
Craftitude #65 - Use a Die
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Anything Goes
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge #29 - CAS
One Stitch at a Time #213 - Keep It Simple
Ditzie Digi Designs #4 - Anything Goes
Glitter N Sparkle #85 - For a Man
Crafting From the Heart #19 - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #92 - Anything Goes w/ Punches or Dies
PaperTake Weekly - 'Oh So Cute'
Fantastic Tuesday #36 - One for the Boys
Just Inspirational - Birthdays
As You Like It - Favorite Color Combo (Blue and yellow have always been a favorite b/c they are so versatile!)

Sunday, May 18, 2014

I will go down with this ship... (CIC261)

Before I get into our new challenge over at Cupcake Inspirations, I feel the need to explain my title. Have you ever had an idea in your head and just couldn't get it out as a card? This is one of those projects for me. I knew what I wanted to create and I just couldn't get it to come together. So after the FOURTH attempt, I decided that this was it. Ready or not, I was putting it out there and stickin' by it. :)

This week are sponsored by Meljen's Designs


They are offering our randomly drawn winner FOUR images! Wow.

Thank you, Meljen!

Our challenge for you this week is NAUTICAL.

Nautical Cupcake Wrappers from Styling the Moment
Here's my take...

I got to play with Lots O Love Octopus, and it's he a cutie? :) I colored him up with my Prismacolor pencils and fussy cut him out. (This is card number 4; 3rd colored image used; 2 time fussy cut.) I stickled the hearts with Christmas Red Stickles. My designer paper is Fancy Pants' Down By the Shore collection. I love it but still I had a hard time picking out which papers went with my vision. I've had this paper FOREVER, and I am desperately trying to work through my "collection" of papers. The circles are all cut using my Nestabilities Small and Large Circle dies. The card base and all mats are Neenah Desert Storm cardstock.



Thanks for looking! I hope this finds you happy and healthy. :) 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Stampin' Stylin' Inkspiration: May - Sketch
Addicted to CAS #38 - Off the Edge
The Pink Elephant #250 - Nautical

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Just a little something...

I threw together for a friend's birthday. I don't get to see her much but as it's a BIG birthday (40, but I won't tell Kristy!), I couldn't resist making her a special card.


All the papers are from the Simon Says Stamp Kit from March 2014 (no longer available). I colored my Stamping Bella 'Uptown Girl Paisley has a Prezzie' with my Copic markers. I'm realizing it's time to get a wider variety of colors. :) The sentiment is from one of my favorites, Printworks' Small Tag Lines.



I completed the card with a matching envelope. And used sparkly letters just for the occasion. :)

Thanks for looking! I hope this finds you happy and healthy.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The Challenge #6 - Sketch (see below)
Fitztown #35 - Feminine
{PIN}spirational #107 - Photo Inspiration
Tiddly Inks #133 - Head in the Clouds (I think she looks dreamy. :))
Loves Rubberstamps #103 - Girly, Glittery, Glam
Sparkles #56 - For a Special Lady
Creatalicious #63 - Frame It
Odd Ball Stamps - Girly and Glam
Card Makin' Mamas #87 - Over the Rainbow
Artbymiran #6 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #36 - Anything Goes w/ Girly
Delicious Doodles #88 - Moody (a giving mood)
Hobby Book - For a Special Lady
Fairies Challenge #26 - Ladies
Anyone for Anya: May - Favorite Stamp
MilkCoffee - For a Special Lady
Simon Says Stamp (Monday) - "M" (For a MARVELOUS friend, Copic MARKERS)
The Stamping Chef #29 - Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesday #132 - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #158 - Girly Girl
Just Inspirational - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart #18 - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - For a Special Lady
Lacy Sunshine #33 - Anything Goes
Inkspirational #56 - Photo Inspiration
Just Keep on Creating: May - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations: May - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: May - Anything Goes

Friday, May 16, 2014

You're Outta This World! (SACC57)


This week Deasy Designs is generously sponsoring our challenge.


Thank you so much for your support!


The team got to play with Space Adventure and I have the perfect need for these images! My girls have tons of birthday parties in the next few weeks, and I know that I will be getting some great use from this set. :) Here's the first card I've created...(forgive me, I'm feeling a bit rusty after not crafting for three weeks. :))


I used the Simon Says Stamp May Card Kit Club for May because it went perfectly with the Deasy digis. I colored up all my images with my Prismacolor pencils and fussy cut them out. That's it. :) 


On the inside, I used the leftover scraps and added my sentiment. I will have the girls write in white crayon or pen for the greeting. They'll love that. 

Thanks for looking! I hope this finds you happy and healthy. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Stampavie and More #211 - Boys
Aud Sentiments #106 - For a Child 
A Creative Romance - One for the Boys
Craftin' Desert Divas #31 - Puns!
A Song in Your He(ART) #7 - 'Let's Hear It For The Boy'
Wags N Whiskers #129 - One for the Boys
Digi Stamps 4 Joy #92 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #18 - Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap #18 - Anything Goes
Dream Valley #81 - Anything Goes
Ditzie Digi Design #3 - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: May - Anything Goes
Just Inspirational - Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesday #132 - Anything Goes

Sunday, May 11, 2014

What is the fox still saying? (CIC260)

Come join us at Cupcake Inspirations for our new challenge!

The Sweet Stamp Shop is sponsoring our challenge this week.

They are offering $10 gift certificate to our randomly chosen winner. Wow!


Thank you so much, Sweet Stamp Shop!

This week our challenge is to use the colors Apricot, Pistachio, and Espresso.



I stamped my image from the 'Foxy' set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored him up with my Prismacolor pencils. That's about it. I don't have any apricot paper and very few coloring mediums either so I had to make do. :) This is a small card, about 2.5 by 3.5 inches or so.

(My girls are STILL loving the song 'What does the fox say?' and I while I'm away I left this for them to open. They each got one, hence 'What is the fox STILL saying?')

Thanks for looking! I hope this finds you happy and healthy.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Je suis à Paris! (CIC259)

Come join us at Cupcake Inspirations for our new challenge! 

My Creative Classroon is offering our randomly drawn winner a prize.

Our lucky winner will receive a free seat to either
"Color Inspirations: Twinkling H2O's" with Jeri Parks
OR
"Clean and Simple Card Workshop" with Jeri Parks.



Wow!! Merci, My Creative Classroom.

This week our challenge is to go PARISIAN.

As luck would have it, I am currently making my way to Paris!! :) For reals, y'all.


I know this card may not come across as Parisian but below you can see my inspiration. Plus, I have no Parisian stamps or supplies readily available. :)

Original found here
I started with the Rain or Shine stamp and sentiment set from Unity Stamp Company. I colored two of the images up with my Prismacolor pencils and fussy cut the umbrella out of one. I popped it up it create some depth. This is going to my husband while I'm away; there's a little love on the inside. :)


Thanks for looking! I hope this finds you happy and healthy.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Dream Valley #81 - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody #41 - Anything Goes
Just Keep on Creating: May - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Ditzie Digi Design #3 - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations: May - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: May - Anything Goes
Red Carpet Studios #69 - "Something Borrowed" (Sneaking around and stealing kisses)
Casology #93 - Electric (What's more electrifying than love?)

Friday, May 2, 2014

You're Amazing. (SACC55)


This week Scrapbook Stamp Society is generously sponsoring our challenge.


Thank you so much for your support!


Very simple card this week. :) I used Stampin' Up's Night of Navy (It's become one of my favorites!) and white cardstock. I embossed my My Favorite Things sentiment with SU Sterling Silver embossing powder. The Lil Inker star die was a surprise from my sweet friend, Emily (check her out on my side bar), and I cut them out of vellum. I added sequins where my glue was a little thick.

Thanks for looking! I hope this finds you happy and healthy. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: