Saturday, July 31, 2010

SOG like Tilda to me!

I just love these Some Odd Girl (SOG) images. They are so cute & addicting. SOG images are to me what Tilda is to others (& to me too, since I love coloring Magnolia stamped images as well)!!!
I couldn't wait to see what the next challenge was at SOG & here it is .......'So Punny'.
Here we have Snow Fight Kody. I was just dying to make another Christmassy card and was fortunate to come up with a funny little saying to match the image with Christmas.

The sketch is from CSAYL & I added my own little HOMEMADE 'flowery snowball' in the top left corner out of the wired ribbon you see on the bottom right hand corner of the picture. This homemade flower allows me to enter the Craftalicious challenge

I had JUST bought this fabriccy type paper (label says "100% cotton paper made in India") at the local craft store (okay not so local, being 1.5 hrs away) and was chomping at the bit to use it, so when I saw the color challenge over at  Pixie Dust Studio Challenge (navy-grey/silver- white/ivory), I knew this paper would be perfect. And the cotton paper allows me to enter the Crafty Catz Challenge.

I made the sentiment on my puter & while it is a 'pun' of sorts it makes me smile so am attempting this at Sentimental Sundays challenge of 'it's all fun & games'. Hey it is fun with snowballs involved!!!! lol

You can see my paper tearing attempt, as well, in this last photo. This is for the challenge over at Bah-Humbug.

Other Challenges for my card:
Stamp with fun- card for a boy/man
Stamp Something- Christmas in July
Our Creative Corner- Christmas in July
Stamptacular Sundays- Christmas in July
Cupcake inspiration photo: (below)

Hope you all have a great rest of the wknd & thank for stopping by today!!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Fairy Fun Friday DT- 3D !!!

This week at Fairy Fun Friday we are asking you to put on your 3D glasses & create something magical.
My contribution is  Baby  Emily from the Prairie Fairy Design store.

I have made a card & matching carriage (or as my DT members like to call it ......a pram!?!?!?).
I saw someone make one somewhere along in my blog travels & simply had to follow the directions found here. My measurements were sooooooooooo off, but luckily my little present in the carriage hides ALL the mistakes I made.
I have since given this to a girlfriend of mine who recently had a baby girl!

Put on your thinking caps & come join me & the rest of the DT at Fairy Fun Fridays this week!

Challenges for my card-
Friends Having Fun- card sketch
Simon Says Stamp- going dotty
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge- recipe 1 ribbon, 2 DP, 3 embellies
Dutch Dare Challenge- anything goes
All Sorts- for a child/baby
Simple Doodles- get out of the box

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Fussy & Fancy DT Tribute with Pink & Black

It's Fussy & Fancy time & the theme is Pink & Black.
We are usually here on Friday's but today is Thursday..............what the ?!?!!

We are one day early this week at Fussy & Fancy due to a joint effort with the Groovy Gurlz from StampInsanity for a very special cause.

Beth of StampInsanity has created a new set of stamps called "Katie for a Cure" in honor of her cousin. Read below for details....

"Katie for a Cure is a very special set I designed to honor my cousin Kate, who earlier this year, at age 33, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Kate is the picture of health and vitality, and her spirit is magical. She has two very young children, and is in the prime of her life – which makes her diagnosis all the more distressing. As only Katie can, she is fighting this disease with the strength and grace of a pure champion. Her story is sadly not unique, but this is my Katie, and I had to do something. It is tragic, but I am sure that my family is not the only one to have this disease repeatedly rearing its head at us. It is my hope that together we will raise a donation that we can all be proud of. And if nothing else, Kate will get a smile from all the beautiful cards that you share with us. Thank you all in advance for your donations and your creations!"

This set is exclusively available at the StampInsanity Store & will retail for $10.00.
This is strictly a fundraising effort & all proceeds will go to the Susan B Komen Foundation & American Cancer Society.
At the above site you will also find a PayPal "donation" button for those who do not wish to purchase the set but still aid with fundraising efforts.

StampInsanity is also our sponsor this week and  is donating a set of digis to the winner of this challenge.
So don't forget to hop over to the StampInsanity Blog as well to give those Groovy Gurlz some love.

Here is my creation with the beautifully designed set!
REMEMBER - Pink & Black is Fussy & Fancy Challenge for the next 2 weeks......
.....half the DT presents this week & the other half of the DT presents next week!

It is my first triangle Easle card that I have yet to Per-Fect! haha
I popped up Katies' glasses and now that I look at it more closely, she looks like a pilot! LOL.
Hey I tried my best-est!
I also paper pieced her shirt! Cool hey. Love piecing with digis!

Please join us at Fussy & Fancy for the next two weeks................
Love to see you there!

Challenges for my card:
Lexi's Creations- paper piecing
Dutch Dare Challenge- anything goes
StampInsanity- pink & black for a cure

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tilda in Blue!


I have not posted a card in a few days due to a case of "beautiful weather" (pics below) what prompted me to do a card like this, perhaps the pics below, perhaps the fact that I am now officially addicted to Tilda (you were so right Trisha)!! 

Ms. Sugar at Die Cut Dreams is having a Tilda in Blue Challenge, so perhaps that was motivation in & of itself! I tried to make her look vintagy for the Just Magnolia Challenge, but me & vintage don't go well together! I done tried my best!!

I tea bagged my doily & some of the papers, I recycled the flowers from an arrangement I had sitting at home, I used a bit of blue raffia ribbon on the lower left corner, a sailors hook embellishement & seashell buttons from the dollar store, misc papers, stitching & a ribbon accent from SU Hodge Podge Hardware. The sentiment is a freebie from a challenge blog a while back!
I used the Friday Sketchers sketch.

Other Challenges-
The Crazy Challenge - birthdays- inside is a birthday sentiment
OSAAT- white, black & 1 other (blue)

As for the beautiful weather...........well we went & spent the day at my brother's cabin. Merik (pictured here) loved the fresh air & we put him in the water once.

Reade on the other hand......would NOT leave the water, he was hanging off me or my nephew, jumping off the dock, taken on a tube ride (last pic) with my nephews and Hannah & by the end of the day he wasn't taking NO help from NO ONE! Of course Hannah was her usual fishy self!

Tune in tomorrow when Fussy & Fancy Friday's goes LIVE on THURSDAY......why?
Come back & find out!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Crafty Cardmakers- RECIPE CHALLENGE

For the next two weeks we have got a yummy recipe for you to follow -It's Joy's recipe &  if followed correctly you will make a fantasticly scrummy creation!

1 part- YELLOW or ORANGE
1 part FISH or ANIMAL

To make this recipe even more satisfying .......we are being sponsored by Gurlee Girl who is offering up a $20.00 voucher for their store.

Looking for my card?
Keep looking...............

......................ok STOP...............

I am not participating this week, however will have a card for the Crafty Carmakers Spolight Challenge which starts next week--


Are you still a bit confused about the Crafty Cardmakers new layout.....I'll explain it again...........

Regular Challenge- RECIPE- starts July 26 to Aug 9
- is a sponsored challenge for the above prize
-1 winner & a top 3 are chosen
Spotlight Challenge- PUNCHES starts Aug. 2 to Aug. 16
- is just for fun & sometimes has a prize associated with it

**Make a creation for the recipe challenge-enter it into the first week's linky**
**Make a creation for the spotlight challenge- enter it into the second week's linky**
**Make a creation for the spotlight following the recipe- enter it into both week's linky's**

Hope everyone has a great start to their week. Thanks for stopping by today.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Creative Inspirations DT- ANYTHING GOES!!!!

YUP, you heard right.............ANYTHING GOES at Creative Inspirations!!

For this fortnight you have the chance to enter ANYTHING & EVERYTHING into this challenge!
We are being sponsored by Whimsy Stamps & they are offering up a $15.00 gift certificate for their store.

Whimsy let us play with some of their new images, so you can see what you may want to choose with your winnings!!!  

The image I used is from Crissy's Digi line & is called "Love Me Anyway"

I distressed the heck out of my card to make it look like the cat got a hold of it, before she tipped over the flower pot. lol
I made the sentiment on my computer as I feel like one can never have enough "I'm sorry"  type cards.
I popped up the flower in the bottom corner for a little 3D effect.
This image was sooooo super fun to color !!!!!

Please stop by the Creative Inspirations Challenge blog & check out what the rest of the girlz have given you for inspiration for the next two weeks............................
Anything goes, remember...........................
Can't wait to see you there .

Challenges for my card
Whoopsi Daisy- hot, hot colors
Shabby Tea Room- photo inspiration (see below)
Creative Cottage- touchy feely (my flowers & stitching)
Daring Cardmakers- lots of layers
Stamp Something- something flowery

Saturday, July 24, 2010


What the heck?
WOJ is having a DT call with their current sketch challenge & they are looking for a 'few good women' to fill the slots!
I have been waiting for a chance to become part of yet another great team,
& this card is my attempt to do so.
 I present you with 'Willow with strawberry basket' that is available at the Whiff of Joy Stamps store.
She is part of the Summer 2009 collection & a friend of mine was kind enough to stamp her off for me.

I was so super happy to be able to crack open my Basic Grey Lemonade paper pack for this project!
I have been known to use embellies gallore on my projects and to some I have become the "Embellie Queen", so hopefully I have not over done my little Willow.
The pink lace is from Really Reasonable Ribbon & the tag sentiment is from The Cutting Cafe.

Challenges for my card:
Whiff of Joy- sketch & DT
Crafty Catz- summertime
Basic Grey- stitching
Stamptacular Sundays- ice cream, ice cream (Neopolitan)

New Challenge arrives Aug 7!!!

With the sad announcement of The Magical Crafts Challenge Blog closing down, brings the happy rousings of a new challenge blog's beginnings! Some of the same girls, just a different place to play!
The Craft Your Days Away Challenge blog will be having their very first fortnightly challenge on Aug. 7 & this is indeed a celebration therefore they are offering up some great candy! Head over there to take a look for your self!
Three great prizes for three lucky winners.

Prize #1

Prize #2

 Prize #3

You have until Aug 6 to get in on this amazing candy celebration!  

Help in spreading the word of this new challenge!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Fairy Fun Friday DT- Lace it up!

This week at Fairy Fun Friday we are asking you to lace up your cards.
Big lace, small lace, pink lace , blue lace, thin lace, thick lace, tie it up, let it loose...........whatever you gots. Get it out & come along to lace things up!!!

I am using the image Pretty Gillian from Prairie Fairy Designs. She's sooooooooooooooo PURDY!!

This tag sentiment is from The Cutting Cafe. I won a challenge they were sponsoring & got to chose some great stuff from their store! These little tags are so versatile and fun!
Fits perfectly with my SU tag punch.

Buttefly & flowers are misc. And the the decorative pin is from CTMH.
Pink lace in the center of the card is from Really Reasonable Ribbon store.

I colored my Gillian with watercolor pencils, blending stumps & baby oil. I added a bit if bling to her dress and stickles to the flower in the corner. A few pearls in the corners & she's all set !!
It's nice to do a girly girl card!

So come check out the Fairy Fun Friday challenge for a chance to win some of these great digis!!
Also, don't forget to give all the Fairy DT ladies some L-O-V-E (find them on my left sidebar or at the FFF challenge blog) !!!!!

Challenges for my card:
Digital Tuesdays-happy birthday
The Crafty Pad- photo inspiration
Cupcake inspiration- see below photo
OSAAT- use a digi
Pollycraft Monday- happy birthday
Really Reasonable Ribbon- photo inspirations (ruffles & lace)


Don't forget to also check out the Fussy & Fancy Girlz who have come up with more great creations today for the current challenge of 'Stitches, Scallops & Sparkle'......which you have 7 more days to get in on!!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Candy Winna!!!!


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That's JENNIE from EarthyScrap ~~~~ WOOHOO!!!
Congrats girl. Pls e-mail me with your mailing address so I can send your good out to ya!!


Thanks for all who played and became followers, I sure hope you stick around for the next batch o' candy!!!

Striking back..........with a Tilda card

~~"Oh where, o where has my mojo-ey gone, o where, o where could it be"~~

It's been WAY too long since posting a card, but the weather has been so nice that I seemed to have misplaced my MOJO, but alas, I would not see of it anymore. I am striking back with a Tilda Card.

I started it last night at 9 pm & completed it at 11 pm, whilst hubby & I chinwagged (visited), as we have not seen each other a whole heck-of-a-lot in the past few days, He's been very busy, as have I with trying to keep all my kids occupied. As for what we've been up to, your just gonna have to stick around til the end of the post.

I can honestly say that Tilda images scared me. Yet after doing 2 half decent efforts lately, I can now honestly say they are fun to do!
I m entering my card into Magnolia Down Under Challenge where you are to pick a seasonal card. I obviously chose winter/Christmas. Although you can't see it that well, she is holding a mistletoe.....I used my cutting knife to cut it out. I used the sketch from MOJO Monday (since mine WUZ missing afterall) get me started.

I am also entering my card into Christmas Stampin' All Year Long (bling it up- not very much bling, but still some), Stamping Vacation (a very vintage Christmas [use a paper doily] )  , Magical Crafts Challenge (Christmas In July- LAST CHALLENGE), Aud Sentiments (Chose a Christmas sentiment), Papertake Weekly (Cutie Patootie-anything goes)  & Creative Cottage (touchy feely- ribbon is very soft & I stitched some edges). I seemed to have missed all the Christmas in July challenges what with my mojo gone missing & all!! LOL
Anywho, as for what we've been up to. The pic below is NOT what we did, rather these were handpicked by my hubby's 79 yr old father. He is a real go-getter, always in his shop fixing one thing or another, or out in the fields riding his quad & picking blueberries!! YUMMY YUM YUM!

Took me two days to wash them all!
As for the kids & I . I did some long put off laundry piles & we got to the local swimming pool a couple times. What used to be a 'hop in the car & go event' is now an 'Olympic Sport'. [ get the swimmer, bring a diaper, bring a change of clothes for the kids, put on sunscreen, don't forget the babies hat, what about the lifejackets & swimming aids, shoes on, in the van & off we go.........oops forgot the kids!! LOL]

Supposed to rain here for the next couple days, so hopefully I can get some cards done!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Time for Candy!


(scroll down for deets)

This candy will remain on top until July 20 !
Scroll down for most recent posts

Time to celebrate....................what you ask?
reaching 100 followers (thanks Vix)

Woo HOO!!

included in this candy: 6 momento black ink stamped Magnolia (Tilda) images (all the same), 6X6 mini album, 8 pcs chipboard shapes, 15 punched out butterflies (SU punch), 4 yds of 1.5" green & orange organza wired ribbon, 10 yrds of 5/8" orange satin ribbon, 2 large sunflowers, 'fabulous' word in bling, pkg of 6 charms (mother-&-child-hugs-&-kisses), 6 colors craft chord-suede appearance, pkg of 6 blending stumps (for coloring with baby oil & watercolor pencils), misc. white flowers, & 20 pcs 6X6 DP (oranges & greens & yellows).

What must you do in order to get in on this candy?
#1. post my candy on your blog (new post or sidebar) with a link back to my site
#2. leave me a comment here that you have done #1. & include what your favorite color is to craft with (what color do u find you use the most often)
#3. NOT NECESSARY- but would appreciate for you to become a follower.


Mr. will be in charge of picking the winner, so pls don't be upset at upset at the Mr.


If I reach 150 followers by the 20th, I;ll throw in 5 momento ink stamped images of
Fancy Romantic Tilda (pictured below).
I just got this in the mail today from Simon Says Stamp for winning a challenge!
I'd love to share her with you!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight - Easles!

The girlz are baaaaack!

I say "the girlz" because the other half of the DT who did not do a cration last week, for the photo inspiration, are contributing this week with the Crafty Cardmakers very first spotlight challenge! These will run alongside our regular fortnightly challenge HERE but they are a challenge in their own right and also run for a fortnight.

"On the spotlight challenge we will look at a style of card, technique or product with the team making various wonderful samples which should give you loads of ideas. They are just for fun, no pressure challenges so no Top 5 but we will offer candy from time to time.

You will notice that the team also do the challenge from last week (which is still open for another week which you will find HERE) It is so that we all get a chance to play it but you may choose to also do that in which case pop your entry in both or you may just play the spotlight challenge, its no different than combining challenges :)"

Let me break it down for ya----
Make a card for the photo inspiration- add it to linky in first week
Make an easle card- add it to linky in spotlight (second) week
Make an easle card based on photo inspiration- add it to BOTH linkies

For our first spotlight we are looking at EASEL CARDS so we would like to see your easel cards. If you've never made one before there is a good clear tutorial over at Dewdrop Craftz you will find here. Perhaps you're feeling more adventurous so have a peek at the heart shaped easel tutorial here. Once you understand how they work then you'll see by the examples you can make any shape you like :)

NOT ALWAYS BUT THIS TIME YES................................
Our Lady Vix is offering a little candy for this challenge which includes some wild orchid flowers, prima wildflowers, sticky gems and stamped images.

Please pop by the Crafty Cardmakers Challenge to see the gorgeous creations made by our FAB DT !!

Happy Monday everyone!  

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Just some fun stuffs................

I've delayed putting these things  out on my blog to share, so for that I 'slap my hands' & apologize!!

From me standing in the corner, I present you with.........................

1st Award- From Dora (Mwah thanks my dear)

For this award I am to tell you 6 truths & 1 lie...........or the other way around......umm.....
..............we'll go with the first!

Pick out the lie & leave a comment if you think your right:

1. I was married once before my current hubby
2. My favorite color is brown
3. After having my first child I decided I wanted to have a total of 5
4. I once worked at HOOTERS
5. I weigh 175 lbs
6. When I was young I grew up on a farm with chickens & grain
7. My favorite snack is CHIPS

I pass this on to the following 6 people:
LORI @ Just Ducky
TRISHA @ T-Bears Touch
TRACEY @ Crafty Corner
SUE @ Arty's
DIVINITY @ Scrap N Patch


2nd Award from Margreet
(Another big Mwah going out to you girlfriend)

I pass this on to these special blogging buddies:
VIX @ Vixykins

3rd Award from Cheryl (my Creative Inspirations team-mate)- given to me EONS ago!! So Sorry Cheryl!! Mwah, mwah, big cyber hugs to ya!!!

I pass this award onto all my Fussy & Fancy GALZ!!
Come & get it, chickies!!!!


Did u get a load of this!!!! Challenge was White plus one! I used my chocolate Tilda !!!


Stay tuned for more magnificent card creations.............!!!
Woot woot!

Friday, July 16, 2010

First Fussy & Fancy then Fairy Fun Friday DT cards

Now that's alot of F's!!!!

Fussy & Fancy DT card

THEME- scallops, stitching & sparkle
 IMAGE- "DarkAngel"
PRIZE- 5 images from Stitchy Stamps

Oh boy did I have fun making this card. Embelly, embelly, embelly.......

That wing charm is a recent purchase from Micheals (set of 5 diff charms) on the SALE rack! LOVE IT!
Ring rungs, silver chord (both with & without balls), corner hay like accents & background newpaper (which is actually a fabric material) all came in a mini-embelly pack from the dollar store (Gosh I love that place!)
Ribbon bow is from that bulk ribbon pack  I bought when I first started scrapbooking.
Sentiment is from a CTMH set called (appropriately enuf)- "Be Yourself"
Silver doily was a spontaneous purchase eons ago.
Blue flower-dollar store, mini whites-WalMart
NEW- Martha Stewart Leaf Punch
Misc. DP
AND wow look at all my hand stitching- LOL- NOT!!!

Daughter's reaction- "That's a scary card" (out of the mouths of babes)
Hubby's reaction- "I just love the look of that card!" (TY Honey--mwah!)

Please come check out the rest of the Fussy & Fancy team for some inspiration & just to play around for a chance to win some great digis!!!!

Also check out the Stitchy Stamp Store.............they have cute & cuddly images as well as dark & gothic images...............a little something for everyone!

Challenges for my card:
Flutterby Wednesdays- must have 3 layers & a fairy, angel, or butterfly
Stamp Insanity- Radical Ribbon & Rockin Rhinestones
Stamp Something-digital image
Lexi's Creations- real or faux stitching
Incy Wincy-distress it
The Stamp Man- anything goes


Fairy Fun Friday DT card
THEME- For the boys
PRIZE- Prairie Fairy Images

I whipped this up whilst at my friends' place the other night. Her paper, her ribbon, her buttons, her stamp ("Birthday wishes") & ya, her sewing machine......
MY BRADS (lol)

Hey give me some credit, I DID bring the image!!

Fly on over to the Fairy Fun Friday challenge this week for some more great inspiration from the Prairie Fairy Design Team & join in the fun for a chance to win your very own PF images!!!

Challenges for my card:
Paper Sundaes- lots of layers
Donna's Den- it's a man's world

Thanks for stopping by & have a great wknd!!!!
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