“Art is not so much expressing oneself, as it is discovering oneself.” - Anawanitia

Sunday, October 31, 2010


Hello Friends! It's time again for the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #85 , and oh what a fun challenge we have for you!   This week's challenge is called "Hide and Seek!"   For this challenge you will create a card where the sentiment/words are hidden at first glance.  I'm thinking tags, pull-out card, T-slide card...hidden messages!  Don’t forget to STAMP! Afterall, we don’t call this STAMPtacular Sunday for nothing! 
You will have from now until midnight (EST) November 6th, 2010 to complete this challenge.
This week's fabulous prizes are donated by:
PRIZE: Winner’s choice of FIVE Digital Products!

Our Very Own...Dee

Here is my card for this challenge.  Both the image & digi designer paper is from ROBYN’S FETISH

Give a little pull on the chimney & pee-a-boo!  There's my message!

Here is a closer view of the flowers & grass below the window. 
I gave the flowers in the long flower planter a 3-D look
& I found a teeny weeny flower pot punch to go with my teeny weeny handmade flowers!
Although you can't really tell from this picture, the image is encased in acetate - to make it look like a real window.  I used my scallop border punch & more foam dots for the roof.

What a fun project this was!  I hope you will join us for this fun & fab theme at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.  I know that I, along with my DT Sisters can't wait to see what you create!

Card Recipe:
Tutorial for this T-slide card can be found HERE
Stamps & Digi Designer Paper is available at Robyn's Fetish
Image was printed on X-press It! Blending Card & coloured with Copics.
Paper:  Stampin' Up! Old Olive, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie
Ink:  Stampin' Up! Old Olive, So Saffron, Pumpkin PieTools:  Scallop border punch; Martha Stewart Icicle border pumch; Flower pot & small daisy punches; Tim Holtz embossing folder.

I've entered this card in the following challenges:
One Stop Craft Challenge #104: Anything Goes
Digi Doodles Shop's Best #31: Anything Goes
A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge #127: Let's Get Punchy
Creative Card Crew Challenge: Let's Punch It!
Crafty Card Makers Challenge: Digital Plus - I printed the image on vellem, then cut out the curtains to create "sheer window panels"; The flower box was printed & coloured twice, then stacked with foam squares for a 3-D effect.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #74

Happy Thursday, Friends!
Come join me for the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #74: "Monotone"

For this challange, create your card or project using monotone colors only.

This week's challenge is sponsored by:

PRIZE: The winner can choose 5 products from their shop. These may be EITHER 5 digital stamps OR 4 digital stamps
and 1 paper set.

Here is my DT card using "Katie Kitty" and "Coney Island Summer" digital paper, both available at Robyn's Fetish Digital Designs

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Katie Kitty from Robyn's Fetish Digital Designs; Sentiments from Raindrop Echo Designs
Paper: Coney Island Summer digital paper from Robyn's Fetish Digital Designs: Stampin' Up! Always Artichoke, Old Olive
Tools: Oval & Scalloped oval Nesties, Paper punch by Martha Stewart.
Embellishments: Ribbon, Pearls

A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge #127 - Let's Get Punchy I used Oval & Scalloped Oval Nesties, and a Martha Stewart Punch
Creative Card Crew - Let's Punch It!
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Birthdays
Digi Doodles Challenge #31: Anything Goes!

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Happy Sunday, Friends!
Come join me for more fun at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #82 

Create a card or project that uses only the colors seen here! Orange, Lime Green, White/Cream and Plum Purple. As an added bonus & in celebration of Halloween, feel free to add the color BLACK too! YOU DO NOT HAVE TO CREATE A HALLOWEEN CARD OR PROJECT TO ENTER THIS CHALLENGE! …Oh, and don’t forget to STAMP! Afterall, we don’t call this STAMPtacular Sunday for nothing!
One lucky winner will receive this fabulous prize donated by
This is my take on this week's color challenge
 Here's an inside of my card, it's a pop-up!

 Ooooh spooky!
 Here is a closer view of the haunted house background...

I do hope you'll join our challenge this week - my DT Sisters & I can't wait to see your creations!

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Halloween stamps by Sugar Nellie, Haunted Fence from Magnolia, Haunted House by Stampin' Up!, Ghost Stamp was a bargain buy at the Dollar Store.
Images were stamped on X-press it Card Blending Card & coloured with Copics
Ink:  Stampin' Up! More Mustard, Dusty Durango, Elegant Eggplant, and Versamark
Paper:  Halloween Paper is from my stash (sorry, I can't remember who it's from)
Tools:  Martha Stewart Spider Web. Drippy Goo & branch punches, Oval Nesties,
Embellishments:  Black embossing powder, ZVA white roses, Prima orange roses, Halloween stickers by Recollections (from Michael's), Sparkle N Sprinkle Orange Surprise

I've entered this card in the following challenges:

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Spooky Treats

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #73:  "Spooky!"
This week's challenge is to create a Halloween themed card or project.

Our "Spooky" challenge is sponsored by
One lucky winner will receive a £10 gift voucher to the store.

Here is my spooky DT treat....

Project Recipe:
Paper: Stampin' Up! Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Verry Vanilla, Whisper White, Basic Black,.
Ink: Stampin' Up! Old Olive, Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry
Tools: Sizzix Top Note, Circle punches, Heart punch

Can you believe Halloween is next weekend?!   I am looking forward to taking my granddaughters trick-or-treating this year.  It will be so much fun to dress them up, to see their expressions & reactions to the costumes of other trick-or-treaters, and of course, their excitement at receiving all the yummy treats.  Gosh, it seems like not too long ago I was taking their mother out on Halloween!  My how time flies!  Where has all the time gone? Sigh! 

Please join us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - show us your "spooky" creations!

Monday, October 18, 2010

No Cards Allowed!

Welcome back, Friends!  Please join me this week for Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #81 - "No Cards Allowed" 
This week we have two lovely sponsors:

Our very own DT Sister, Leonie, who has provided this prize for our lucky winner:
- AND -
PRIZE: FOUR digis of winner's choice

Here is my project for this week...
What's INSIDE the bag?  Doh!  Note "thingys" (not cards so I guess that's OK?!)
I have been (im)patiently awaiting this challege so that I could share this purse gift set with you, which I actually made during the summer!  The "designer" paper for this little purse & note "thingys" was hand stamped by Moi.  I love to hand stamp my own designer paper for a unique, custom look... and it's soooo easy! 

I found the pattern for this cute purse HERE 

Project Materials
Stamps:  Prima Clear Stamps - Jacquard, All Night Media Carte Postale, (I'm not sure who the Butterfly is from.)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Adirondack Lake Mist, Versamark
Paper:  Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip, off white cardstock, linen paper
Tools:  Spellbinders Fancy labels, Oval Punches, Cuttlebug Bubble embossing folder
Embellishments:  Pearl ribbon slide, Copper and Clear embossing powders, ZVA Creative pearls, Ribbon

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Pucker up!

It's time for the
C.R.A.F.T.  Challenge #72

This week, Eiglas has created a lovely colour pallette for you to incorporate into your card or project.

Feel free to use these papers, also provided by Eiglas...

This week's challenge is sponsored by
The lucky winner will receive this adorable digi stamp from Sam Doodles
Here is my DT card for this week

How cute is this little kissy girl?  This stamp was one of the goodies from a stampin' sister - a fellow blogger & card maker.  Thanks again, Cheri!

Card Recipe
Stamp: "Kissy" by Mo Manning
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, image colored with COPICS
Paper: Cardstock Couture, Magnolia paper; X-press It blending stock was used for the image.
Tools: Oval & Scalloped Oval Nesties, Tag Punch, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, Stampin' Up! Sizzlit Small leaves
Embellishments: Gardenias, White Roses (I sponged ink onto the roses to match the colour scheme), brads, white satin ribbon, Stickles Stardust

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Eskimo Delight

Can you believe that Christmas is less than three months away? 

I've been toiling away for the past month making Christmas cards and gifts, and here is my newest Christmas creation using "Eskimo Delight" available at Di's Digi Downloads

A little something to hang on the Christmas tree....
This is the back of the ornament
 Surprise!  It's not just an ornament, but a card too!

Isn't that just the cutest Eskimo couple ever?  And how about that adorable Penguin?!  Di has been on a roll with her Christmas digi's & I am having so much fun creating with her new digi images.  Check out all of Di's Digi Downloads HERE.  New images are added regularly, so visit often - oh, and you get INSTANT DOWNLOAD! Woo hoo!

*** Hurry!  You only have until October 17th to join in! ***

I have entered this project in the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday: "Create your own" - I used a small & large snowflake punch to create the border & embellishments.