Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Cupcake

Good morning everyone!

A new challenge starts today over at Cardz 4 Galz and the theme is...
Cupcakes!
My card features a cute Cupcake image from Bugaboo Stamps... it's colored with Copics and the sentiment is computer generated. The paper is from The Paper Studio and I distressed all of the edges with Walnut Stain ink to give it a vintage feel :)

Now head on over to the challenge blog and check out all of the beautiful creations by the other team members!

 Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate today...
I hope you have a wonderful day!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Christmas Card Challenges- Anything Christmas
Crafting By Designs- Get Ready for Christmas
Simon Says Stamp- Food and/or Drink
Sweet Stampers- Christmas
Watercooler Wednesday- (C8) Christmas

Monday, November 20, 2017

GDT for The Paper Girls :)

Good morning everyone and happy Monday!

I'm very excited to be posting today as the Guest Designer for The Paper Girls challenge blog! Thank you ladies!

The challenge is 'GOLD' and I have two cards to share with you...

On this card I used the 'Maple Thanks' stamp set from Neat & Tangled and embossed the leaves with ultra fine gold embossing power and colored them with Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade & Aged Mahogany distress inks. The sentiment was cut with a Lawn Fawn die out of Tim Holtz Gold adhesive glitter paper... 
and on my second card I used the 'Sunflower Bunch' stamp from Spellbinders and the sentiment is from the 'Maple Thanks' stamp set that I used on my first card. I colored this image with a combination of Zig and MozArt Brush pens and then added a few sequins. I used the same gold embossing powder on this card, it's just not showing up as well... but IRL it's just as shimmery! :) 
Well, that's all for now- thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to visit The Paper Girls challenge blog for all the details and to link up your 'Gold' creation!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Addicted to Stamps- Use more than one Stamp (I used 2 rubber stamps on my second card)
Dragonfly Journeys- Glamorous Gold 
Fussy and Fancy- (C10)-Thanks
Glitter n Sparkle- Thanks/Thanksgiving
International Art & Soul- Autumn Colors
Penny Black and More- Flower Power (sunflower card)
QKR Stampede- Give Thanks or Anything Goes
The Rubber Buggy- Thank You/Blessed/Thanksgiving/Grateful

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Red-Nosed Reindeer

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge AND as always it's Anything Goes as long as you create a Christmas card or project!
For my card I used the super cute Retro Reindeer die from Simon Says Stamp, a die cut sentiment from Tim Holtz and papers from The Christmas Delivery Collection by Carta Bella. And there you have it... a very quick and easy Christmas card and no stamping or coloring was involved! 

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog for more inspiration.
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
Animal Friends- Christmas + animal
CHNC challenge extra for Nov.- Anything Goes + Christmas
Crafty Friends- Christmas
Craft Rocket- Christmas Is Coming
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas- ATG- optional theme: Reindeer
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper- Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Do-Al(l) Kreatives- Christmas

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Good morning everyone!

A new challenge starts today over at Cardz 4 Galz and the theme is...
Thank You or Thanksgiving!
My card features the adorable Friendly Scarecrow image from Northwoods Rubber Stamps... it's stamped with MFT Black Licorice ink and colored with Copics. The papers are from Echo Park & Pebbles and I distressed the edges. I used Lawn Fawn dies for the leaves and MFT dies for the fishtail flag and stitched circles... to finish it up I added some twine.   

I hope you can join us and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the teams beautiful creations!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of the comments you leave!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Addicted to Stamps and More- (C10) Make Your Mark
Crafty Calendar- Autumn Colors
Double D- Feeling 'Fallish'
Little Red Wagon- Harvest Time
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Thanks/Thanksgiving
 Sparkles- Autumn Colors
Stinkin' Inkers- Thankful
Sunny Day Crafting- S is for Scarecrow

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Skating Polar Bear...

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge AND as always it's Anything Goes as long as you create a Christmas card or project!
My card features a cute polar bear from My Favorite Things and it's colored with Copics. I stamped the snowflakes in Tsukineko metallic silver ink and the teal panel was stamped using the 'Christmas Story' stamp from Penny Black and VersaMark ink. I used a MFT die for the tree, a Avery Elle die for the circle and a Elizabeth Craft Designs die for the dotted scallop rectangle... to finish it up I added a few sparkly sequins :)

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog for more inspiration.
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Allsorts- Christmas Creatures
Crafty CreationsAlways Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Jingle Belles- Not A Creature Was Stirring
Simon Says Stamp Monday- All Creatures Great and Small
Sweet Stampin'- Bears
Through The Craft Room Door- Always Anything Goes

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Favorite Flower...

Good morning everyone!

A new challenge starts today over at Cardz 4 Galz and the theme is...
Favorite flower and Why

I chose daisies as my favorite flower and I especially like Gerbera Daisies because they come in many different vibrant colors, such as yellow, orange and red!
My super bright card features the adorable Daisy Kidz image from Bugaboo Stamps... she's colored with Copics, the sentiment is from Taylored Expressions and all of the edges were distressed. I used a Avery Elle die for the scallop border, Joy Craft dies for the flowers and MFT dies for the tab, stitched circles and rectangle.

Now head on over to the main challenge blog and check out the beautiful cards by the other team members!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of the comments you leave!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Artistic Inspirations- Anything Goes
Catch The Bug- Bingo (distress, players choice & dies)
Crafty CreationsAlways Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner- Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage- Use a Sentiment
Happy Little Stampers- Always Anything Goes with Dies
Little Miss MuffetAlways Anything Goes
Pause Dream Enjoy- Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp- Anything Goes

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Merry & Bright

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge AND as always it's Anything Goes as long as you create a Christmas card or project!
My card features a cute little fella from Lia Stampz... he's colored with Copics and the sentiment was included with the image. The trees were cut with a Cuttlebug die and the papers are from Doodlebug Design- the Polar Pal collection, to finish it up I added a couple of blue enamel dots and twine.  

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog for more inspiration.
Tammy x

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create- Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Masculine Card
ABC Christmas- V for Vibrant (vibrant colors)
CHNC challenge extra for Oct.- Anything Goes + Christmas
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'- Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas- ATG- optional theme: Stripes
Dream Valley- (C10) One for the Boys
Pammie's Inky Pinkies- Always Anything Goes
Simply Create Too- Favorite Color Combo (Blues & Greens)
Sparkles- Christmas is for kids

Friday, October 13, 2017

Guest Designer for Sami Stamps!

Good morning everyone!

I'm so thrilled to share my card with you today because I have been invited to be a Guest Designer for Sami Stamps! Thank you ladies! 
The current challenge is to use Brown or Kraft Paper and my card features the adorable Witch Hoot image! It's colored with Copics, I used MFT dies for the fishtail flags and Paper Smooches dies for the sentiment & spiders. The edges were distressed with Walnut Stain ink and to finish it up I added orange twine and a black nailhead.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks to much for stopping by...
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
Animal Friends- Autumn/Halloween
Cardz 4 Guyz- Boo - Halloween or Autumn
Frilly and Funkie- 'Tis near Halloween 
Love to Scrap- Frightfully Fun
Simon Says Stamp- World Card Making Day
Try It On Tuesday- It's Halloween Time
Color Throwdown- (orange, kraft & black)

too cute to Spook

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is...
P for Pumpkins
My card features a couple of cute images and sentiment from Taylored Expressions- Critters in Costume stamp set... isn't that dog adorable?! The papers are from Doodlebug Design and the tiny little bats were cut with a Tim Holtz die.

I hope you can join us and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog for
more inspiration.

Thanks so much for stopping by... I have one more post scheduled for today, so I will see
you soon! :)

Challenges I would like to enter:
Classic DT Open Challenge-  Always Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner- Make it Spooktacular 
Cuttlebug Mania- Hello Sweet Pumpkin
Fairy Tale- Pumpkin
Lost Coast Design- 31 Days of Halloween + rubber stamp
Pause Dream Enjoy- Halloween
QKR Stampede- Pumpkins or Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp- World Card Making Day

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Green Gardens...

Good morning everyone!

Today starts a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz and this time we would like to see
your Monochromatic creations! I love to make monochromatic cards so I have two cards to share with you and they feature the fabulous Scribble Flowers stamp & die set from Simon Says Stamp!

I created the background on this card very similar to this card... but this time I used Twisted Citron, Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint distress inks. The Scribble Flowers were cut out of scraps of designer papers and then distressed with Peeled Paint.   
To create the background on my second card I used the awesome MFT Make Your Mark background stamp and VersaMark ink, I love this stamp! :) I used both the stamps & dies, along with different shades of green dp to create the the flowers, the sentiment is also from Simon Says Stamp.  

Well, that's it for today... I hope you can join us and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the teams beautiful monochromatic creations!

Thanks so much for stopping by... I'll see you tomorrow with two more cards! :)

Challenges I would like to enter:
As You Like It- Ribbons Or Flowers (flowers: because I have many flower dies)
Crafty Creations- Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper- Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Creatalicious- Anything Goes + Option: Make Your own Background
Little Red Wagon- Leftovers (scraps of designer papers)
Simon Says Stamp- World Card Making Day

Thursday, October 5, 2017

A Halloween card without any black... oh my!

Hello everyone! 

I wanted to pop in today and share a Halloween card with you and it's a little non-traditional because I didn't use any black! 
To start- I created a watercolor wash background with Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold and Spiced Marmalade distress inks. Once dry, I stamp the flourishes (Studio g) and Vintage Note (Stampendous) randomly in Spiced Marmalade ink. I coated the moon with crackle paint to give it some extra texture and shine :) And to create the Halloween scene... I used a Paper Smooches die for the bats, a MFT die for the skyline border and a Tim Holtz die for the spooky little tree.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of the comments you leave!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Cardz 4 Guyz- Architecture
Country View Crafts'- Mixed Media with Autumnal Hues
Delicious Doodles- Halloween (scary or cute)
Craftaholics R Us- Halloween
Crafty Gals Corner- Add a Bat
 DL ART Thankful ThursdayHalloween or a Thank You Card
Double DFright Night
More Mixed Media- Anything Goes/optional Orange
Simon Says Stamp Monday- A walk on the Dark Side 
Sisterhood of Crafters- Use Your Dies (2nd entry)

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Snow Family

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge AND as always it's Anything Goes as long as you create a Christmas card or project!
My card features the adorable Snow Family digi from Dilly Beans Stamps... it's colored with Copics and the plaid papers are from Carta Bella- the Christmas Delivery Collection. I used a Hot Off the Press die for the doily and the sentiment is from Kaisercraft.

That's it for now... short and sweet :) Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog for more inspiration.
Tammy x

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
CHNC challenge extra for Oct.- Anything Goes + Christmas
Crafting By Designs- Let's get ready for Christmas
Crafting from the Heart- Always Anything Goes 
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas- ATG- optional theme: Black & White with One Other Color
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper- Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Day Dreamer- Always Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door- Always Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland- Anything Christmas Goes

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Sending you a smile...

Good morning everyone!

Today starts a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz and this time we would like to see
Dragonflies on your creations! 
My card features a cute little dragonfly from SLS Lines... it's colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Taylored Expressions. I used MFT dies for the stitched rectangles and fishtail flag. I cut the flowers out of vellum using the Hydrangea Petals die from Simon Says Stamp and to finish them up I added glittery enamel dots to the centers.

 Now head on over to the main challenge blog and check out the beautiful cards by the other team members!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of the comments you leave!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Addicted to Stamps and More- (C10) Anything Goes
Allsorts- Things with Wings
Creative Moments- Always Anything Goes
Moo-Mania & More- In The Air
Simon Says Stamp- Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters- Use Your Dies
Stamps & Fun = Creativity- Homemade Flowers 
Use Your Stuff- Old and New (new digi stamp/ old stitched dies and enamel dots)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Silent Night...

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge AND as always it's Anything Goes as long as you create a Christmas card or project!
My card features a couple of gorgeous vintage papers from Kaisercraft- the Frosted collection. I distressed the edges with Faded Jeans DI ink and then stamped music notes on the poinsettia and the corners of the background paper. To finish it up I added some hand dyed seam binding and a couple of gems.

That's it for today... thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog for more inspiration! 
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
C.R.A.F.T.- Christmas
Card Mania- Shabby Chic or Rustic
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'- Anything Goes for Christmas
CHNC challenge extra for Sep.- Anything Goes + Christmas
Little Red Wagon- Distress It!
Monochrome MagicAnything Monochrome Goes + option to add Pearls or Gems 
Moving along with the Times- No Images (Sentiment as Focal Point)
The House That Stamps Built- Tic/Tac/Toe (ribbon, monochromatic & no image)
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Friday, September 15, 2017

Ahoy, Matey!

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is...
N for Nautical
For my DT card I used a cute pirate image from Bugaboo Stamps... it's colored with Copics and the sentiment is computer generated. The background was embossed with the CB tiny bubbles folder and the anchor paper is from MME. I used Momenta dies for the ship's wheel and anchor. 

Now head on over to the main challenge blog for more inspiration.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Tammy x

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Classic Design Team Open- Always Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas- Masculine/Men/Boys
Fairy Tale- For Men Only
Jo's Scrap ShackAnything Goes
Let's Craft & Create- Anything Goes + option of Child's Play
Paper Shelter- Embossing of any Kind
Sisterhood of Crafters- What Makes You Say "Oh Boy"
Sweet Stampers- Lots of Layers
Whimsie Doodles- Anything Goes + Option: Let's Dress Up

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Precious...

Good morning everyone!

A new challenge starts today over at Cardz 4 Galz and the theme is...
Welcome Little Baby!
My card features a sweet image from LOTV! It's colored with Copics, the sentiment is an old $1 stamp from Michaels and the paper is from BasicGrey. I used a Elizabeth Craft Designs die for the dotted scallop rectangle and MFT dies for the onesie and stitched dies.

I hope you can join us and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the teams beautiful creations!

Thanks for stopping by... I'll see you tomorrow :)
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter 
A Perfect Time To Craft- Always Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies- Card for Special Occasion
Crafty Calendar- Kids/Babies
Crafty Creations- Always Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs- Dies and/or Punches
Scrapy Land- Anything Goes w/ die that Scrapy Land sells (Elizabeth Craft Designs Scallop Rectangles)

Thursday, September 7, 2017

God made us sisters...

Hello everyone... 

I wanted to pop in real quick today and share the birthday card that I made for my sister!
It features the adorable Sketchy Girls image from Bugaboo Stamps! It's colored with Copics, the sentiment is computer generated and the colorful heart paper is from MFT. I used a Avery Elle die for the scalloped border, a CB die for the flower, a MFT die for the fishtail flag and to finish it up I added a few pearls. 

This card was so fun to make and I love how it turned out and...
my sister loved it too!! :o)

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of the comments you leave!
Tammy x

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments- Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Bugaboo Crafty- Anything using Bugaboo Stamps
Catch the Bug- Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts- (C8) Something To Say
Dies R Us- Die Cut handmade flowers
Emerald City Crafts- Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday-  Feminine- anything goes
WordArt Wednesdays- Anything Goes

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

My Coolest Friend

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge AND as always it's Anything Goes as long as you create a Christmas card or project!
My card features an adorable little snowman from Bugaboo Stamps... it's colored with Copics, the sentiment is from Paper Smooches and the fabulous papers are from Doodlebug Design- the Polar Pal collection. I used a Sizzix die for the dotted rectangle, a CB die for the snowflake and MFT dies the pierced rectangle and fishtail flags. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog for more inspiration... I'll see you soon.
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Addicted to Stamps- Christmas
Bugaboo Crafty Challenge- Anything using Bugaboo Stamps
Catch the Bug- Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas- Anything Christmas Goes - optional theme: Use some Sparkle
CHNC extra- Always Anything Christmas Goes
Day Dreamer- Always Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown- Punches and/or Dies

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Get Well Soon

Good morning everyone!

A new challenge starts today over at Cardz 4 Galz and the theme is...
Get 'Krafty'! So we would like to see your creations using kraft paper!
My card features a sweet little bear from Woodware... it's stamped with Black Licorice ink and colored with Copics. Along with Kraft cardstock I also used Doodlebug Design- Kraft in Color DP for the polka dot flowers. I cut the flowers, small stitched circles & pierced heart with MFT dies and I used used Avery Elle dies for the wonky stitched rectangles.

 Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the challenge blog to see the gorgeous 'Krafty' creations by the other team members!
Tammy x

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
As You Like ItFur Or Feathers: Definitely fur, I love dogs and cats, they are so cute and cuddly and they are part of the family :)
  Cute Card Thursday- Too Cute!  
Simon Says StampAnything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters- Anything Goes
Star Stampz- 2 Or More Die Cuts
Try It On TuesdayStitch It
Watercooler Wednesday- (C8) Anything Goes