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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FFF: Watercolor Paint Attempt #1

This is my very first attempt on water coloring and boy, I’m pretty amazed with the turnout!! As you’re reading this I’m already on my second attempt with the water color paint! On top of the paint I also used some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to add a pearl effect.  Unfortunately the glimmer cannot really be seen in the photos.  I really tried!!

I’ve used the sentiment from The Greeting Farm Lucky Bunnies set.  The Ribbon Banner Die is from My Favorite Things, Scalloped Rectangles is from Spellbinders and lastly the design papers are from My Mind’s Eye. Oh! And gems are from Want 2 Scrap!

I found that stamping the sentiment wasn’t good enough after water coloring and misting, so I used clear embossing powder to make the sentiment pop! Really darkens the black ink making it stand out.

Hope you enjoyed this card as much as I did!

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Stampavie and More DT: Lots of Flowers

This week at Stampavie and More our challenge for you is LOTS OF FLOWERS! It can be on your paper, embellishments or hand made flowers, as long as you have flowers its good!

For my card I have used the image from Stacey Yacula Rosie which I purchased from Purple Onion Designs.  Super adorable right!?

Make sure you link up for a chance to win!

Stacey Yacula Rosie

Stacey Yacula Rosie

Stacey Yacula Rosie

Challenges:
Sketch Saturday

A Blog named Hero – Flowers
Totally Paper Crafts – Cutie!
IDIC – Animals or Birds
Simon Says – Stamps

Deep Ocean – Love is in the Air

CCC – Keep it Simple

Inky Chicks – Animal

Stampavie and More DT: Angels

This week is my first week as part of the DT at Stampavie and More.  Was super excited when I got the news.  As the holiday season is fast approaching I’m almost making a card a week minimum to keep up with the christmas card demand I have. I just received my stash of dies from My Favorite Things in the mail and I was uber excited to use a few myself for this card!

Remember to link up for a chance to win a fabulous prize from Stampavie and More!

The fabulous image I’m using is from none other Magnolia.  I’ve added Stickles to her wings.  The font stamp and all the dies I’ve used is from My Favorite Things (exception of the circle die and the petite scallop edge at the bottom – Spellbinders). The Paper I’ve used are from My Mind’s Eye 6×6 pad (Christmas Wish Pad)

Magnolia Stamps

Magnolia Stamps

Magnolia Stamps

This is my first time using a Magnolia image, now I know why she is so popular!

Challenges:
Friday Sketch Challenge
Creatalicious – Christmas Time
Bunny Zoe’s – Shabby Chic
Challenges 4 Everybody
Craft Room Challenge – Vintage Christmas
IDIC – Christmas Cards
Gem of a Challenge – Winter Wonderland
Ribbon Girl – Christmas Challenge
Pile it On – P is for Pink
V’s Sweet Ideas – Holiday Theme
Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes
Bearly Mine – Christmas Sentiment
Party Time Tuesdays – Christmas
Loves Rubber Stamps – Anything Goes
Stamp and Create – Anything Goes
Jellypark – Christmas
OSAAT – Digi
Pink Elephant – Winter

Anyone for Anya DT: Sketch

This week at Anyone for Anya or challenge brings you a sketch to work with! When I’m working with sketches I really like putting my own spin to it.  Think outside the box right? But I still have the jist of the sketch in my card!

I’ve used the stamp set Furever Friends from The Greeting Farm.  The banner and background die is from My Favorite Things.  I’ve also used Labels Eighteen from Spellbinders for my main image.

Furever Friends from The Greeting Farm

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Challenges:

Bunny Zoe’s – Shabby Chic

Craft Room Challenge – Vintage Christmas
Bearly Mine – Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday – Anything Goes
Simon Says – Anything Goes
Jellypark – Christmas
Cute Card Thursday – Anything Goes
My Heart Pieces – Red, Green and Blue!
Creative Knock Out – BIng0 – Sentiment, Stamp, Die
Challenges 4 Everybody
2 Sisters – Anything Goes
Gem of a Challenge – Winter Wonderland
Ribbon Girl – Christmas Challenge
Pile it On – P is for “Purr” (kitty – get it?)
Creatilicious – Christmas Time
V’s Sweet Ideas – Holiday Theme
By Lori Designs – Paper

Anyone for Anya DT: Sweet Treats

This week at Anyone for Anya our theme is Sweet Treats! Interpret it any way you like 🙂 For my project I’ve used the image from The Greeting Farm Cafe Ian. My sweet treat is his cafe! This is actually a card that I’m making for my boss as a Christmas card this year. This year I’m trying really hard to make as many as possible and that’s the great thing of being on a DT. Two birds with ones stone right?? LOL

I’ve actually made this card cased from another card that I made earlier this week here for Creative Card Crew.

I just absolutely loved the MME dp and the colors just matched beautifully. I especially love the photo frame and the “instagrammed” stamp.

The Greeting Farm Cafe Ian TGF

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Challenges:
Fab and Funky – Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps – Anything Goes
Lawnscaping Challenges – Dots
FFF – Cut it Out
Christmas Stampin – Stripes
My Heart Pieces – Red, Green, whatever color
OSAAT – Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss – 3 Pattern Papers
2 Sisters Challenge – Uncommon Christmas
Creatalicious – Christmas Time
Natalie and Amy – For the boys

Creative Card Crew: Pearls (..another Goodbye)

Those who have kept up with me will know I’ve recently stepped down as a DT member with the Crazy Challenge blog. Reasons are the same for my decision to also step down from Creative Card Crew as well. I keep on seeing wonderful entries and then I see my own…I really want to start focusing on making better cards. The more isn’t exactly the better. I’m hoping that I can spend more time on the remaining DTs that I’m still on and also spend more time with my adorable new nephew!

I cannot say how much of a wonderful time it was being on the Creative Card Crew, I’m really gonna miss the girls there. I wish them all the best and you bet I’ll be submitting my card to their challenges for the wonderful sponsors they have over there!

For my last challenge I’ve used the image from Jelly Park Penguin with Woolly Hat. And our sponsor this week is the Scrapping Center

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Make sure you link up for a chance to win a fabulous prize!

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Challenges:

Loves Rubber Stamps – Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper Crafts – Layers
Whimsy Stamps – Anything Goes
Simon Says – Clean and Simple
Sentimental Sundays – Warm and Cozy
Charisma Cardz – Anything Goes
Creative Knock Outs – Punchy
Cute Card Thursday – Animal Antics
Squirrel and Fox – Animal Antics
Deep Ocean – Winter