Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Christmas Bears...

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 cute Polar bears from MFT and the sentiment is from Paper Smooches. For the background I tinted some embossing paste with a touch of Peacock Feathers DI, then spread it through the Falling Snow Stencil from Simon Says Stamp. I used an Avery Elle die for the wonky stitches and MFT dies for the stitched circle & fishtail flags.

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

I hope you have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by!
Tammy x

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter (2nd entry)
A Gem of a Challenge- Christmas in July
Di's Digis Designs- Christmas in July
Make My Monday- Monochromatic
Making Memories Crafting- ATG/Anything but square
Monochrome Magic- Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies- Always anything goes

Friday, July 21, 2017

Udderly Fantastic!

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is...
J for Joke- so we would like to see a funny image or sentiment on your card :) 
My card features a super cute cow image from Pickled Potpourri... it's colored with Copics and the sentiment was computer generated. I used Sizzix dies for the dotted rectangles, a Tim Holtz die for the double stitched rectangle and MFT dies for the fishtail flag, pierced rectangle and flowers.

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

 Have a nice weekend and thanks so much for stopping by...
your comments always make my day!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
Cards in Envy- Baby Blue or Pretty Pink
Colouring in Scrapland- Smiles
Creates and Makes- Anything Goes with a optional: Create a Sentiment
Cute Card ThursdaySummer Colors
Emerald City CraftsAnything Goes
Morgan's Art World- Anything Goes
Pause Dream EnjoyDown On the Farm
The Crafty Addicts- Anything Goes/Something Humorous
WordArt Wednesdays- Anything Goes

Thursday, July 20, 2017

'Twas the Night Before Christmas...

Good morning everyone!

Today starts a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz and this time we would like to see
your Christmas or Winter creations! 
My card features a sweet little bear from Meljen's designs... unfortunately her digital images are no longer available to purchase :(  It's colored with Copics and the sentiment is computer generated. I used MFT dies for the hearts & squiggly border and the papers are from the Authentique & MME. 

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

Thanks so much for stopping by... I'll see you tomorrow :)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T.- Christmas
Cardz TV Christmas in July- Anything Goes
CHNC challenge extra for July- Anything Goes + Christmas
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'- Anything Goes for Christmas
Crafty Gals Corner- Christmas in July
Creative Moments- Anything Goes/Optional twist- Christmas in July
Die Cut Divas- Christmas in July (2nd entry)
HLS Christmas- Anything Goes w/optional twist- die cuts
Little Red Wagon- Christmas in July

Friday, July 14, 2017

With Love x

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!

I wanted to pop in real quick today and share a couple of girly cards... 
They feature the fabulous Jasmine Phone stamp and a sentiment from LOTV... they are colored with Copics and the papers are from The Paper Studio & Pebbles. 
Well, that's it for today- short and sweet... thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Cards und More- Girls Just Want To Have Fun
City Crafter- Two Colors Only
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper- Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Create with TLC- Anything Goes
Cutie Pie- Here Comes the Girls
Paper Minutes- Women/women

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Spirit of Christmas

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 used a paper distresser and Walnut Satin ink on the edges, the poinsettia was cut with a Spellbinders die and I used a Sizzix die for the dotted rectangle. To finish it up I added a punch corner, pearls and a doily.

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

 Thanks so much for stopping by... your comments always make my day!
I'll see you soon!

Challenges I would like to enter:
613 Avenue Create- Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Monochrome
ABC Christmas- New vintage papers, Old- poinsettia die 
Creative Craft Cottage  Christmas in July
Deep Ocean- Christmas in July
Die Cut DivasChristmas in July
Dragonfly Journeys- Christmas in July
Mix It UpAnything Goes + optional twist of distressing
My Time to Craft- Christmas in July
Unicorn- Christmas in July

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Thank You

Good morning everyone!

Today starts a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz and this time we would like to see BUTTERFLIES on your creations!

I decided to make a couple of cards and they feature butterflies from Hero Arts and a die cut sentiment from Spellbinders. I used distress inks to watercolor the butterflies and the backgrounds were created with embossing folders and the same colors of distress ink. 

For this card- I applied Twisted Citron DI randomly to one side of Darice Multi-sized dots folder, misted it with water, put a piece of Canson Mix Media paper in the folder, closed it and then ran it through my Cuttlebug machine. Once dry, I stamped the corners with Peacock Feathers & a mesh stamp from Darkroom Door...
and on this card- I applied Brushed Corduroy & Walnut Stain ink to a Darice Brick Wall folder and then followed the same steps as I did on the card above.   
I love the way these backgrounds turned out especially the brick wall one! AND the distress ink & embossing folder technique was so easy to do... I can't wait to try other embossing folders! :)

Well, that's all for now... thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to see the gorgeous creations by the other team members!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
4 Crafty Chicks- Stamping-No Digi's
A2Z Scrapbooking- anything Goes
CAS Watercolour- Butterfly
Classic DT Open Challenge- Always Anything Goes
Country View Crafts- July: Things with Wings
Crafting By Designs- Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers- Watercolour Optional twist- blue
Through the Purple Haze- Spots and/or Stripes (first card)

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Christmas Snowman

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 snowman from Dilly Beans Stamps and the fabulous Graphic Greetings from Taylored Expressions. I used MFT dies for the stitched & pierced rectangles and the paper is from Carta Bella- the Christmas Delivery Collection.

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

I hope you have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by!
Tammy x

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
CHNC challenge extra for JuneAnything Goes + Christmas
Christmas at Sweet Stamping- Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ- Always anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper- Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Hiding in my Craft Room- Any Holiday
Inky Chicks- Christmas
Sparkles Forum Christmas- Non Traditional Colours
The Merry Christmas Challenge- Anything Goes + option of Snowmen

Friday, June 23, 2017

i"Heart" you.

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is...
H for Hearts!
My card features the adorable 'You are on my mind' image from Tidly Inks and she is colored with Copics. The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday and the red & teal plaid paper is from Lawn Fawn. I used MFT dies to cut everything out and to finish it up I added a punched corner and sequins. 

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Addicted to Stamps and More- (C10) Make Your Mark
Aud Sentiments- Bingo (3D item, digi & markers)
Making Memories Crafting- ATG/Bingo Board (die cut, image & bling)
Simon Says Stamp- Patterned Paper
Sisterhood of Crafters- Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts-  Anything Goes - Option of Die Cuts
Tiddly Inks- Make it Rectangle
Words 2 Craft By- Keep Love in your Heart

Thursday, June 22, 2017

a thousand stitches

Good morning everyone!

A new challenge starts today over at Cardz 4 Galz and the theme is Sew and Sew... 
My card features the adorable Sewing Bear from Bugaboo Stamps and it's colored with Copics. The sentiment and needle & thread dies are from Taylored Expressions and I used a TH stencil & walnut stain ink for the tape measure strip down the side. MFT dies were used for the cross stitch and stitched circles, I used a Sizzix die for the dotted rectangle and a Tim Holtz die for the double stitched rectangle.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by... I'll see you tomorrow :)

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
Bugaboo Crafty Challenge- Anything using Bugaboo Stamps
C.R.A.F.T.Animals
Cutie Pie- All Creatures Great and Small (2nd entry)
Fairy Tale - Hobby (sewing)
Pammie's Inky PinkiesAlways Anything Goes
Try It On TuesdayLetters, Numbers or both
WordArt Wednesdays- Anything Goes

Friday, June 16, 2017

Happy Father's Day

Good morning everyone!

Today I wanted to pop in and share a fun shaker card that Quinn & Maddie (our fur babies) are going to give to their Daddy for Father's Day! 
It features several adorable images from the Puppy Play stamp set from Mama Elephant... they are colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. I embossed the background with a Darice paw print folder and then cut it out with a Avery Elle die. I used a Sizzix die for the dotted rectangle and a MFT die for the stitched circle frame. To finish it up... I added a small flower and pearl to Maddie's collar! :) 

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:
Always Fun- For a Male or Dad
Craft Rocket- For The Men/Boys
Cutie Pie- Cute + All Creatures Great and Small
Fussy and Fancy- (C10) Pamper Your Pets
heARTful Stamping- Masculine + Stamp
Little Red Wagon- Dogs/Cats
Moving along with the TimesEmbossing Wet and/or Dry
Quick QuotesMasculine Cards or Projects
Simon Says StampEmboss it
Star Stampz- Make It For A Man

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Holiday Magic...

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 sweet C.C. Designs image... it's stamped with MFT Black Licorice ink and colored with Copics, the sentiment is an old $1 stamp from Michaels. I used MFT dies for the stitched circle and pierced fishtail flags, the snowflakes were cut with a CB dies.

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

I hope you have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by!
Tammy x


Challenges I would like to enter:
A Perfect Time to Craft- Always Anything Goes
ABC Christmas- M is for: more than one (snowflakes, sequins & papers)
 Allsorts- Use at least 2 dies
Crafting with Dragonflies- Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas- ATG Christmas/opt. theme: Non-traditional Christmas Colors
Daisy Chain- Monochrome
Jingle Belles- Bundled-Up (3 or more layers)
Sweet Stampin'Monochrome
Winter Wonderland- Add Snowflakes 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Graduation card and some exciting news...

Good morning everyone!

I'm super excited to be posting today... because it's my first card as a new member of the Cardz 4 Galz Design Team! :) I'm so happy and look forward to working with such a friendly and talented team!

A new challenge starts today and the theme is Graduation...
My card features a super sweet image from Bugaboo Stamps... she's colored with Copics
and the sentiments are from Paper Smooches & Teresa Collins. I used MFT dies for the notebook edge, paper clip & clipboard and the background was cut with an Avery Elle Wonky Stitched die.

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

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Bugaboo Crafty Challenge - Anything Using Bugaboo image
Catch The BugAnything Goes
Craftaholics R Us - Graduation
Create with TLC- Anything Goes
Deep Ocean- Bingo (sentiment, stitching & die cuts)
The Crafty Addicts- Anything Goes- opt. summer colors

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Spring Butterfly...

Good morning everyone and happy Saturday!

Today starts a new challenge at Crafty Friends and this time we would like to see the color PINK on your creations..
Our fantastic sponsor is The East Wind and my card features the beautiful 'Aurora' Spring Butterfly image... she's colored with Copics and I used a white Posca pen on the scallop to give it a little bit of interest. The yellow background was embossed with a Darcie folder, I used a Sizzix die for the dotted rectangle and MFT dies for the stitched & pierced rectangles. 

Also, this is my last post as part of the Crafty Friends design team... I've enjoyed being on this fabulous team for the last year and a half!  I wish you all the very best and I will 'see' you around blogland! :)

 Well, that's all for now... thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a
wonderful weekend!
Tammy x

 Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafting With An Attitude- Always Anything Goes
Crafty Catz- Anything Goes with Summertime
Crafty Girls CreationsAlways Anything Goes
Creates and Makes- Anything Goes with a optional use of Yellow
Little Miss Muffet- Always Anything Goes
Pause, Dream, Enjoy- Anything Goes/Optional: Color It
Penny's Paper-Crafty- Anything Goes
Southern Girls- (C10Anything Goes

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

'Tis the season to be Jolly!

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 very sweet image from Whimsy Stamps... It's colored with Copics and I added Clear Rock Distress Stickles to their hats. The papers are from Carta Bella and the sentiment is also from Whimsy stamps... the gingham ribbon is from my stash.
    
Now head on over to the main challenge blog and check out the gorgeous creations 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:
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round- Precipitation
Crafting from the HeartAlways anything goes
Crafty Creations- Always Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner- 2 or More Designer Papers
Crimbo Crackers- Anything Goes Christmas/Festive
Whimsy Stamps- Anything Goes with a twist of flowers
Winter Wonderland- Hats and/or Scarfs

Friday, May 26, 2017

Feathered Friends

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is F for Feathered Friends...
My card features one of the images from a 12 x 12 AdornIt- Art Play Paintables... these are so cute and fun to work with! They are printed on heavy watercolor paper and there are so many different designs to choose from, I bought a couple of sheets! :)
I used Derwent Inktense Pencils & MozArt Brush pens to color it, the yellow rectangle was cut with a Sizzix die and I used a Elizabeth Craft die for the scallop rectangle... to finish it up I added a black twine bow.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafting-With-FriendsAnything Goes
Create with TLC- Anything Goes
Daisy Chain- Anything Goes
Deep Ocean- Our Furry/Feathered Friends
Fairy Tale- Things With Wings
Penny's Paper-Crafty- Anything Goes
Pile It On- Animal(s) and/or Spring Garden
Try It On Tuesday- Feathered Friends

EDIT: If you left a comment on this post and don't see it... 
I apologize- I accidentally hit the 'remove content' button and deleted many of my published comments from this post and blogger won't let me restore them :( 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

a couple of birthday cards...

Good morning everyone!

Today I have a couple of birthday cards to share that I made with images from 

My first card features the sweet Flower Bird image... it's colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Paper Pretties. I used MFT dies for the stitched rectangle, stitched rounded rectangle and the pierced fishtail flags... to finish it up I added some glittery enamel dots from Doodlebug Design.
I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:
Bugaboo Crafty- Anything Using Bugaboo image
Catch the Bug- May Bingo (Sparkle, Stitching, Sentiment)
Crafter's Cafe- Birthday
Paper Creator's CraftsBright and Bold

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My second card features the adorable Ice Cream Dog... it's also colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Mama Elephant. I used Avery Elle dies for the stitched rectangle & stitched circle tag, the corner & heart were cut with MFT dies and the brown twine is from my stash. 
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafting with DragonfliesAnimals
Creative Craft Cottage- Include an Animal
Sparkles Forum- Four or more legs
Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of the comments you leave!
Tammy x

EDIT: If you left a comment on this post and don't see it... 
I apologize- I accidentally hit the 'remove content' button and deleted most of my published comments from this post and blogger won't let me restore them :(

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Meet Ozzie & Harriet...

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 Ozzie & Harriet penguin couple from Whipper Snapper... it's stamped with MFT Black Licorice ink and colored with Copics. I created the background with the Christmas Story stamp from Penny Black... I inked up the stamp with Peacock Feathers Distress ink, misted it with water and then stamped it onto light teal cardstock. The sentiment is from Kaisercraft and I used MFT dies for the stitched circle and pierced heart. 

I hope you can join us and don't forget to stop by the challenge blog to see the gorgeous creations by the other team members!

Enjoy your day and thanks so much for stopping by!
Tammy x

I would like to enter the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter (2nd entry)
CHNC challenge extra for MayAnything Goes + Christmas
Christmas at Sweet Stamping- Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams- Monochrome (2nd entry)
Dream Valley- (C10) Things with Wings
 Fabrika Fantasy- monochrome
Monochrome Magic- Anything Goes
The Crazy- Monochrome (2nd entry)
World Wide Open Design Team- Always Anything Goes

EDIT: If you left a comment on this post and don't see it... 
I apologize- I accidentally hit the 'remove content' button and deleted most of my published comments from this post and blogger won't let me restore them :(

Friday, May 12, 2017

Hydrangea card for Mom

Hello everyone!

I have another card to share that I created with the fabulous Simon Says 
I pretty much followed the same design as this card... but this time I applied texture paste through the Tim Holtz Burlap stencil- once dry I added Peacock Feather DI and some blue shimmer mist. The hydrangea petals were cut and colored with the same inks and then I stamped the petals randomly with the Darkroom Door mesh stamp. I used a Wplus9 stamp for the word mom and a Avery Elle die for the stitched rectangle... to finish it up I added Caribbean Ocean Crystal Drops to the center of the flowers.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for those who are celebrating Mother's Day on Sunday...
I hope you have a wonderful day!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
4 Crafty ChicksCelebrate Women
Artistic Stampers- Floral Fantasy
Cardz 4 GalzAdd Some Texture (texture paste & crystal drops)
Country View CraftsMay: Flower Power
Craftaholics R Us- Spring Colours or Flowers
Creatalicious- Anything Goes + Option: For the Girls / Mother's Day
Creative ArtisteAnything Mixed Media
Die Cuttin' Divas- Mother's Day or Feminine
Dragonfly Dreams- (May) Monochrome
The Crazy- Monochrome

EDIT: If you left a comment on this post and don't see it... 
I apologize- I accidentally hit the 'remove content' button and deleted many of my published comments from this post and blogger won't let me restore them :(