Monday, September 26, 2011

TPS Lil Haunts Review

Last year we had some really great digi creations come from Tickled Pink Stamps but a little late for Kellie to have made up into rubber.  Well now she has RUBBER for those of you who like to get inky!!  Check out all the other cards on her blog for a review of the images and to check out what the lovely design team made up.  I personally just love this line!

This image is Lil Haunts Witch Lylah and she's even on sale right now!!  Be sure to grab up your favorites as these are available for a limited time only. 

I got this idea from Splitcoast Stampers but didn't actually use the tutorial because I was at a crop and went by memory so you should be able to find the tutorial there.  

Challenges for my project:
Card Makin Mama's - Punchy (My 2nd entry)
Paper Sundaes - Anything Goes - (Won top 5)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Dies and/or Punches
Crazy 4 Challenges - Halloween or Fall
Pile It On - #39 Fancy Folds - (Won top 3)

Enjoy your week all!!

Paper:  Authentique "Glowing"
Embellishments:  Martha Stewart test tubes, skull toothpicks and candy, Wild Orchid Flowers, misc gems and misc ribbon.
Punches:  Tim Holtz branch tree and MS fence punch
Copics:  YR18, 15, 14, 00
100, C9, 5, 7, 3, 1, 00
E53, 51, 50

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Graphicat Grand Opening Blog Hop


It's finally here!!  Congratulations Cheri!!  The first official day of your new online store!  And WOW you should see the amazing product Cheri, Graphicat Stamps, has for your shopping pleasure!! 

Did you come from Yvonne's blog?  GREAT!  If not tho and you'd like to get in on a chance to win some goodies you could start at the beginning at Graphicat Creations.  Cheri is giving away 3 free digi's at EACH stop along the hop and a $25 gift certificate for the grand prize!

This is one of the Graphicat Stamps Halloween sentiments so I thought I'd add a mirror in a frame created by my Silhouette.  I've paired this sentiment up with an image from Tickled Pink Stamps as Cheri will be carrying these on her site soon as well.  YAY!!  So nice to have a Canadian supplier for these and the only Canadian supplier too.

Now off to check out some more of what Graphicat Stamps has to offer so you next hop is over to Gloria!!

ME --- You are here
Gloria - Next stop and she ROCKS!

If you'd like to place an order Cheri is offering FREE SHIPPING for the first week!!  If you get a chance, check out her website.  It's sooooo easy to get around in an has some new features that I haven't seen on any online stores yet.  Woo hoo!!

Stamps:  Graphicat Designs sentiment and TPS "Lil Haunts Vampire Lilith"
Embellishments:  Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and pearls, ripped rag and misc chain.
Punches:  Martha Stewart blood border punch, Quickutz flourishes and Silhouette mirror
Copics: 100, W7, 5, 3, 1
YR16, 14, 12 and E14

Saturday, September 17, 2011

MDUC #114


Well here we are again for another MDUC challenge and I almost freakin forgot to post it!  Had my card done early in the week, took pictures but just forgot to write the post.  HOLI COW REALLY?!!  Remembered an hour before - and I really wonder how.  AND I was making a card!!  ha ha ha!!  Phew occupied or what?!  I am soooo laughing at myself right now!

SO this week at MDUC we were asked to use this photo for inspiration, which is so pretty.  Immediately my mind went to Kaisercrafts "Chanteuse Collection" filled with greens, pinks and browns. 

I wanted to do more then just a card and who wouldn't want a gift on their birthday anyway?  So I made this cute little box filled with Hershey Kisses.  It's made so you can fit Dove chocolates inside but I went to 3 different stores and couldn't find any!!  Pout pout!  I found this tutorial done by Katie from Clearly iStamp and instead of using the biggest nesties, I used my Silhouette.  Way easier for me!!

Instead of using a button as Katie had in the tutorial, I made a handle instead.  The sentiment is from Magnolia and the butterfly is a Maya Road chipboard butterfly that I distressed in green ink and then added Crackle Accents. 

I wanted to try something a little different and went with the center step card (tutorial here) but  just added an inch to make it wider.  I had fun with this one!!

Ok so since I'm a little behind today I won't be adding any details but please don't hesitate to ask if you'd like some information.

Today I'm going to enter my card into the following:
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Card Makin' Mama's - Let's Get Punchy
Addicted to Stamps - Anything But a Card - my chocolate box
Top Tip Tuesday - Birthday Time
Enjoy your weekend all!!  Hugs!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


We have such a great sketch by Chelsea at CLP Challenges again that I've actually used it twice this month!  Thanks to Lili of the Valley some lucky winner will receive £10 gift voucher!!  Ooooh wish I could enter.  LOL!!

The image is called Christmas Dance.  Isn't she cute?!! You should check out the other cards created by not only the DT of CLP but the DT of Lili of the Valley as well.  There's a whole lot of amazing inspiration over there!

I'm going to enter this card into Pile it on  for their "Layers" challenge.  I can't make a card without them!!  Enjoy your week!!

Stamps:  Lili of the Valley "Christmas Dance" and "Dreamy Days" sentiments
Paper: My Mind's Eye
Embellishments:  Wild Orchid Crafts lace and flowers, corrugated cardboard and white paint, misc rose ribbon, Prima pearl bouquet and Stickles glitter.
Punches: Lacey Circles Spellbinders and Crown Circles
Copics:  E44, 43, 42, 41
BG 13, 11, 10, 0000
C3, 1, 00

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Lil Christmas Lad Scrooge Damon Preview Day 3

Well it's day 3 of the gorgeous line of Tickled Pink Christmas images available September 12th and aren't you glad these images are coming out early?  What a great idea!! 

I had so much fun with this card and image.  Isn't he handsome?!!  I used a lot of Liquid Applique and was hoping for a chilly effect.  hee hee  I love my Silhouette lamp post and added crackle for a vintage effect.  I also used the new Christmas paper from Graphic 45 called Christmas Emporium collection.

You must go and check out the other samples at Tickled Pink Stamps.

Also, if you'd like to check out the new challenge at Tickled Pink Stamps challenge blog this week it's all about using chipboard.  I've used some Maya snowflake chipboard and covered them with a nice blue and distressed the edges with brown, popped a little button on top and voila!  Easy embellie!!

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Pile it On: B is for Brads, Buttons, Bows, etc.
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All Year Round: Old stash - anything more then a year old.  Well I bet no one thought of this but my Copics are more then 1yr old.  LOL!!  But so are my Maya chipboard snowflakes, buttons and fence punch.  The fence post is actually a Martha Stewart halloween punch but I cut off the wings of the bats.

Stamps: Lil Vintage Christmas Damon from TPS
Paper: Graphic 45 "Christmas Emporium" Collection
Embellishments:  Liquid Applique, Maya Road snowflake chipboard, misc ribbon, word tiles, corrugated cardboard and buttons.
Punches:  Silhouette lamp post
Copics: B99, 97, 95, 93
100, W9, 7, 5, 3, 1

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Lil Christmas Ivy Preview Day 2

Isn't Ivy just the daintiest lil thing?  I just love her eyelashes!!  Oh and I'm back with some more rolled flowers.  I told you!!  I paired up this little sweetie with papers from My Mind's Eye "I Believe" and threw in some flowers from Wild Orchid.  

Rubber stamps are available September 12th and digi week runs from the 15th - 21st but 14th-20th if you're in North America.  If you'd like to see more of Christina please go to Tickled Pink Stamps.  Stay tuned for more previews!! 

Stamps: Lil Vintage Christmas Ivy and LOTV sentiment
Paper:  My Minds Eye "I Believe"
Embellishments:  Zva pearls, Wild Orchid Flowers & lace, misc doily and white Flower Soft.
Punches:  Marianne Designs flower die
Copics:  BG23, 13, 11, 10
E43, 42, 41,
R39, 29, 24

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Lil Christmas Christina Preview Day 1

Welcome to day 1 of previews for Tickled Pink Stamps "Lil Christmas"  collection.  The first one is gorgeous Christina!!!  I just LUV her dress and think it would just feel so darn good to wear it.  I can't really tell you the last time I looked that good wrapping a present.  LOL!  Oh ya wait!!  ... ya, never.

I made my card using the new Bo Bunny paper "Father Christmas" collection, which I am sooo thrilled with and also just bought a Marianne Designs rolled flower die.  I can't stop making flowers with it so excuse me if you see them on my cards for awhile.  LOL!  The only crummy thing is they are very big to mail.  Darnit!

Rubber stamps are available September 12th and digi week runs from the 15th - 21st but 14th-20th if you're in North America.  If you'd like to see more of Christina please go to Tickled Pink Stamps.  Stay tuned for more previews!!

Stamps: Lil Vintage Christmas Ivy
Paper:  Bo Bunny "Father Christmas Collection"
Embellishments:  Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, charm, ribbon, lace and metal embellishments, Michael's Recollections pearls and gold Stickles
Punches:  Marianne Designs flower die
Copics:  R39, E19, 15, 13, 11
E44, 43, 42, 41
E50, 51
E11, 00, 000
G94, 82, 40

Saturday, September 3, 2011

MDUC #112


It's time for another challenge from Magnolia Down Under and this week we are asking you to frame it.  I just happen to have some acetate brackets from Bo Bunny, that I never ever used.  SEE?!  Hoarding isn't THAT bad.  LOL!

I'm not sure how clear you can see it but I did paint the edges with white and then added some glitter and propped up Tilda into this cute frame.

I bought some new flowers from Gurlee Girl and thought they would make the perfect addition.  I just love them! I also used this month's sketch from CLP as Chelsea's outdone herself again with a gorgeous sketch!

Hoping you can all join us at MDUC's challenge this week and don't forget to check out the amazing projects again.  I am surrounded by amazing talent over there!  WOW!

I'd like to enter this card into Copic Creations who has a challenge going on with Pretty in Pink.  You just have to show off your pink Copic skills. 
Enjoy your weekend!

Stamps:  Magnolia "Tilda with Big Ribbon"
Paper:  Kaisercraft "Chanteuse Collection"
Embellishments:  Prima Flowers "Songbird Vine & Miniature Pink Lily's" bought from Gurlee Girl, Pink Paislee wood shape butterfly, misc doily, glitter, Wild Orchid Crafts lace, Bo Bunny Chunky charms bracket, white acrylic paint and Zva pearls.
Punches: Spellbinders nestie's
Copics:  RV25, 23, 21, 02, 00
G63, 61, 40
E44, 43, 42, 41, 40
E11, 00, 000