Friday, January 7, 2011

Fabulous Friday Freebie...last post!!!



This week will be the last week for my Fabulous Friday Freebies! Thank you to all who have participated in the last couple years, it's been a fun run!!! PLEASE stay tuned in to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog because there will be more prizes given away over there instead!!!!!

The lucky winner of last week's Ranger Artist Trading Cards is..... SUZI

Congratulations Suzi!!!! Please email me with your snail mail address so I can get Simon to send you your goodies!!!

Thank you again to all who have participated! I hope you will still check out my blog and Simon Says Stamp blog and stay in touch!!!!! Chris

Thursday, January 6, 2011

computer issues...

Hello everyone! Just wanted to let you know that I am without a computer, so I may or may not get to my blog, email or challenges for a few days. I HATE being without but thankfully I can check my blog at work, Facebook & email on my phone, but that's about it! I won't be able to upload any new cards I've made, which sucks, BUT I do have a bunch of posts scheduled ready to go, so please stop by anyway!!! Hopefully it will get fixed SOON and life can get back to normal!!!

Karen's Doodles Oldies but Goodies

This week, I am using CAMPING BEAR for the first time! I loved this image when I first saw it, but never got around to using it! OOPS!!! It is a rather large card (8.5 x 11 CS folded in half) because I printed the image quite big. I'm not sure I'd want to do it any smaller though, as there are so many little details! Might be hard to colour!!! Anyway, I coloured it using Copics and chalks. I used a JOURNEY tag from Tim Holtz (available at Simon Says Stamp) and a sentiment also from Simon Says Stamp. The marshmallows are a 3D paint that I was trying for the first time....not so sure I like it for something so small, but it would work great for snow!! I added some crystal lacquer to the beer can too!

This card is for Karen's Doodles Oldies But Goodies post over on the Challenge blog! It is a great resource for those forgotten images that are AMAZING!!! So, go ahead, dig out yours and have some fun!!! Be sure to check out the challenge this week HERE, and enter your project to win some great prizes!!!!

•1st Place - 3 Digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles and Card of the Week Blinkie, awarded to the best entry
•2nd Place - 2 Digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles
•3rd Place - 1 Digi stamp of your choice from Karen's Doodles

Also, check out the Doodle Diva Gallery and enter your card there to win more images!!!!

Good luck and have fun!!!


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Simon Says Stamp - New Beginnings


This week at Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog, our challenge for you is NEW BEGINNINGS! It can be anything: new baby, new home, new year, engagement, new puppy, new kitty, new shoes, etc. Celebrate something NEW!!! I used an image and sentiment from a Lili of the Valley set called Occasions. I watercoloured (I know, I totally stepped out of my comfort zone) and I'm not overly thrilled with the results but I guess if I kept at it, I would get better at watercolouring! Maybe that will be my new years goal!!! You can purchase Lili of the Valley stamps at Simon Says Stamp Superstore.

So, head to the challenge blog to see the rest of the DTs NEW creations for you!!! Remember, you can win a $50 SPREE (two of these!!!) EVERY week if you join us!!!!



Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Whheeeee!!! I LOVE being on holidays!!!

That means I get to participate in challenges more than normal!!!! SO, today I have TWO for you, for a few different challenges!
This first card is for the challenge over at BEE CRAFTY - to celebrate the New Year, using a digi. I used this cute mouse from Phindy's Place. I coloured it all with Copics, then added crystal lacquer to the entire martini glass. It was still wet when I took this picture but it will dry clear! I used some Yo Yo Yellow CS and some DP from my scrap bin.

This second card is for the challenge over at Kenny K's Krafty Girlz challenge blog....use HEARTS! Kenny K just released a bunch of new LOVE images so this is to celebrate the new release!! I have used Uptown Angel. I used a new paper pack from Martha Stewart that I just got today and some heart rhinestones I've had in my stash for awhile. The sentiment is from a Verve Stamps set that I've had for a really long time too! This card is 9x4.
Because my paper pack is new, I am going to enter this in the Paper Sundaes challenge too.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment! This year, I am going to try REALLY HARD to visit everyone who leaves me a comment......that is my goal!!!! So, leave me a comment so I can swing by your blog too!!!! Wish me luck!!!!



This weeks new freebie digi from Designed2Delight is called Cupcake & Roses. I decided to go with a new colour combo that I quite like - purple and yellow, and make an easel card too! I printed off 2 extra roses so I could pop them up. The sentiment is from a cupcake set from Hero Arts that I bought at Simon Says Stamp.

I am also entering this into the PAPER SUNDAES challenge which is to use something new! There are all sorts of "new" on this card: new button, new ribbon, new digi image and new stickles!!! Wheeee!!!!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a GREAT week!!!


Monday, January 3, 2011

Karen's Doodles Challenge - Glitter

Hi everyone!! This month, I am the hostess of the challenges over at Karen's Doodles Challenge blog, so all the challenges are my ideas - so if you hate em, you can blame me!! LOL Nahh, seriously, they are good ones!!! NOW that you know that, HEAD OVER there to join us this week ok??

So our first challenge is GLITTER!!!! Get out that glitter and get sprinkling!!!! I used one of Karen's newest images, called EMMA VALENTINE - isn't she gorgeous??? I coloured her with Copics, and then added a TON of Ice Stickles (crystal) to her heart! The CS is Pretty in Pink (SU) and the DP is from my scrap bin.

If you head to the challenge blog, you can see the rest of the glittery creations and see the GREAT prizes you can win!!!

1st Place - 3 Digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles and Card of the Week Blinkie, awarded to the best entry
•2nd Place - 2 Digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles
•3rd Place - 1 Digi stamp of your choice from Karen's Doodles

Thanks for stopping by! Have a GREAT week!!!!


Incy Wincy Designs - Make an ATC

ATCs have been around for a very long time, so Incy Wincy Designs Challenge blog thought we'd make it into a challenge. I know they are popular and they are quite fun to make!! I used this template to make 10 then I will swap out 9 of them with my friends.
<--courtesy of Mirkwood Designs
This is the challenge at Incy Wincy Designs, so I hope you will come join us!!! There is a fun twist involved, so head on over there to check it out!!!!
I used a bird image from Aspire to Thrive Children's Charity and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp exclusive set. The CS is Only Orange (SU) and the yellow is actually white paper spritzed with Yellow Daisy Glimmer mist. The ribbon is from my stash.
Head on over to see the fun activity this week and the rest of the DTs ATC creations!!!
Have a great week!!!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Corrosive Challenge Blog - purple & yellow

This week, the challenge at The Corrosive Challenge blog is to use Purple & Yellow. At first I was like, EWWWW, but actually they are kinda pretty together!! I used Toby the Spring Fairy from a new digi stamp store I just discovered (OMG, CUTE!!!!!) called The Stamp Fairy - go check em out, she has some really cute images!!!! RIGHT up my alley!!!!!

The sentiment and rhinestones are from Simon Says Stamp and the paper is all from SU.

Head on over to the challenge blog and check out the rest of the DT samples for some inspiration! ALSO, we have a new sponsor this month - one of my faves...KENNY K!!!! Soooooo, enter to win some great prizes from Kenny K!!!!


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