Happy Birthday Dave!

Wow, it’s been a month since I’ve posted anything! I’m so sorry I’ve been away, but holidays, man. It sucked the life out of me. Hope everyone else had a well rested year end!

For the first card of the year I’ve made a Birthday Card for my significant other’s friend Dave.

For the longest time I’ve had a bunch of Pure Innocence stamps that are just sooo darn cute, never had a chance to use it since I’ve always been on Design Teams and using sponsor images. This time was different! Fun!

Especially also because MFT is now hosting their own challenge blog!! So for the first time I’m entering my card in their challenges. You bet there will be many more to come! This is the sketch I’ve used for my card!

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And here is my card using the PI Policeman Stamps. I’ve also used the By the Numbers die set. The “Celebrate” sentiment is also for MFT, it was a bonus stamp set I got for spending over $60 so unfortunately it did not come with any packaging. The background embossing folder is a very old set I had from Provocraft.

By the Numbers, MFT, PI Policeman, Pure Innocence

By the Numbers, MFT, PI Policeman, Pure Innocence

Challenges:
MFT Sketch
Clear it Out – Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps – Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday – Stamps
Diva’s Design – Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper Craft – Anything Goes
Chocolate Coffee Cards – No Circles
Allsorts – New And Cute
V’s Sweet Ideas – Something New (Stamps)

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Love to Create DT: Birthday/Celebrations

1010791_651565898222967_167425510_nThis week at Love to Create our challenge for you is BIRTHDAYS or CELEBRATIONS!

Our wonderful sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps and I am using the image Teddy Balloons for my creation!

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For our birthday challenge there will also be  two more $10 gift certificates to be won!

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Sami Stamps

Make sure you link up for a chance to win!

Bugaboo Teddy Balloons

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Challenges:

Papertake Weekly – Sketch #86

PDE – Friendship Cards

Squirrel and the Fox – Embellishments

Color Throwdown

Sentiment Sundays – Birthday Lady

Pile it On – Ribbon (Tulle)
Challenges 4 Everybody
MIM

Milk Coffee DT Call

Milk Coffee Stamps is having a DT call and when I found out, I was jumping for joy and whipped out one of the favorite digi’s I have on my computer 🙂 I used the digi Annabelle. Isn’t she adorable!? The theme for the challenge was paper piecing so I used the same polka dot pattern paper for her dress and balloons. I honestly have to admit paper piecing is NOT my forte, I normally avoid it at all costs. But for the sake of this DT call it’s gotta be done! I gotta say I really love how it turned out and who knows, I might actually make a second one with another fab digi in my stash!

FINGERS CROSSED!

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Milk Coffee Annabelle

Milk Coffee Annabelle

Milk Coffee Annabelle

Challenges:
Milk Coffee – DT Call / Paper Piecing
Friday Sketch
Simon Says Wednesday – Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody – Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes
Pollycraft Challenge – Birthday Girls
Squirrel and the Fox – Birthday
Fab n Funky – Ribbon
Penny’s Paper Crafts – Anything Goes

Love to Create DT: Inspired by Candy

This week at Love to Create our theme is Inspired by Candy! Each of the DT members chose a Candy photo of their choice and I selected the following photo I found on Pinterest!

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I guess in reality it’s more of a Orange / Turquoise colour…I was a little colour blind when making the card so mine turned out a little more pink. Oops! Back to the challenge! Our awesome sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps and I’m using image Brat Cupcake Wagon for my card!

Make sure you link up for a chance to win 7 digi images of your choice! SWEET!

I’ve used a fabulous sketch from Papertake Weekly

Bugaboo Cupcake Wagon

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Challenges:
Papertake Weekly – Sketch #31
Stamp and Create – Birthday
Simon Says Wednesday – Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody – Anything Goes
Pollycraft Challenge – Birthday Girls

The Crazy Challenge DT: Sketch!

This week at the Crazy Challenge we have a sketch for you! Our sponsor this week is CC Designs and I’ve used the beautiful digi Evie.

Remember to use our sketch to create a project!

And of course, remember to link up for a chance to win a fabulous prize from CC Designs!

CC Designs and I've used the beautiful digi Evie

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I used the die from My Favorite Things Border Vine, Spellbinders Revers Wonky Rectangles, Hero Arts Birthday Messages

Challenges:

Simon Says Wednesday – Anything Goes

Bunny Zoe – Something Blue
Crafty Catz – Birthday
Squirrel and the Fox – Birthday
Gem of a Challenge – Use Black
Challenges 4 Everybody – Anything Goes
Pollycraft Challenge – Birthday Girls

Love to Creat DT: Color Inspired – Wings and Willow

This week at Love to Create our challenge for you is to use Fall colours!! Easy Peezy right? We have two awesome sponsors this week and for this post I am using When Pigs Fly from Wings and Willow.  To check out my card from our second sponsor QKR Stampede click here.  Remember to link up with us for a chance to win a $15 voucher to the store! Here’s my take on the colour inspired challenge with a sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 🙂

When Pigs Fly from Wings and Willow

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I’ve used Spellbinders Label Twenty Nine, My Mind’s EyeLife Stories Kraft Pad

Challenges:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Stamp and Create – Birthdays
Simon Says – Stamptembr


Top Tip Tuesday – Get in Shape
Charisma Cards – Color Combo (Red and Brown)
Squirrel and the Fox – Birthday
Challenges 4 Everybody
Chocolate Coffee Cards – Anything Goes
Pile it On – Warm Colors
Crafty Card Makers – Winged Things
Clear it Out – Boys/Die Cuts

Happy Birthday Bond!

It’s been a while since I made a custom made birthday card for my friend. I mean yeah I made cards and have them to friends…but this was personally made. You see, my friend Bond loves soccer, if you or your significant other knows anything about Fifa, this guy has bought and played faithfully all the Fifa games on Playstation. Yes…I’ve known him and his wife for over 10 years…X number of Fifa games and 2x the amount of wifey complaints 😀

So can you guess which team is his favorite? It’s pretty easy so I’m not even going to say!

For this card I faithfully used my favorite stamp in the world The Greeting Farm, Soccer Ian digi. I thought I was going to have problems with his hair, but It actually quite like how it turned out!

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Challenges:
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards – Buttons and Bows
Delightful Inspiration – Sketch
Simon Says – Numbers
Deep Ocean – For a Boy
PDE – Boys
V’s Sweet Ideas – Masculine
Digital Tuesday – Buttons
DTT – Blue and Brown
Simon Says – Anything Goes
Pin and Tack – Anything Goes
Pretty Little Ribbon – Birthday

Red, Pink and Bling

One of my girlfriend’s birthday is coming up and she’s a dressy girl. So what better stamp set to use than The Greeting Farm’s Miss Anya Dressy? Gorgeous! I’ve had this set for over a while and haven’t had the chance to use it. So here it is! I’ve embossed the background with a flower embossing folder, I’ve had it for a while so I have no clue what the name of it is! The sketch I’ve used is from Papertake Weekly:

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Products Used:
The Greeting Farm – Miss Anya Dressy
Spellbinders – Fleur de Lis Squares
Copics

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Challenges:
PDE – Use a Hat
Crazy Challenge – Pink and Gems
Dilly Bean – Pink and Red
Simon Says – Stamp you love..
Crazy 4 Challenges – Texture
FFF – Flowers
Digital Tuesdays – Birthdays
Bunny Zoe – Flower
Digital Stamp 4 Joy – Birthday
Bearly Mine – Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant – Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly – Sketch
Simon Says – Anything Goes

FFF/DTT

It’s been a few weeks since I participated in the challenges over at Splendid Stamping and thought its a perfect day to whip out the good ol TGF stamps!

Ive used Nahla from the Roll Call WS Collection #1 and paper pieces her overalls and the bow on her pigtails.

I used the sketch from Double Take Tuesday:

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There is one thing different Ive used and its the black ink. I recently switched over (trial stage) to Stewart Superior Noir Black Palette and so far so good! I still find that Versafine gives a better crisp black line for the stamped image. But after all the coloring you don’t really notice it as much. I know tons of my fellow crafters use Memento Dye ink and recommends it. I guess I’m just picky with my black crispy lines 🙂 I find that the Memento Ink doesn’t give a nice image for my TGF stamps. However, on fine lined images like Magnolia you can’t tell the difference at all. I did a product comparison post a while back if you would like to see the difference between Memento and Versafine (here).

I’ve used following products:
Spellbinders – Classic Postage Stamp, Fancy Flourish, Fancy Framed Tags Two (some new things I recently added to my collection!)
My Mind’s Eye – Lost and Found Two: Blush 6×6 Paper Pad
TGF – Roll Call Kit Collection #1
Copics – Hair: E79, E77, E74, E71 / Shirt: R27, R24

Challenges:
DTT – Sketch
FFF – Message Me
Whimsy Stamps – Fancy Edges
Lori Designs – Pink
Squirrel and the Fox – Something New
Totally Stampalicious – Favorite Sketch
The Crazy CHallenge – Party Time
MIM
Creative Card Crew – Girly
Simon Says Stamp Challenge – Paper Piecing
Craft Us Crazy – Color Red
Gem of a Challenge – Holiday
Top Tip Tuesday – Layers
Fab n Funky – Favorite Colors (Red and Pink)