TGF October GD #2!

This is my 2nd week as a GD over at The Greeting Farm! It actually saddens me that October is almost over šŸ˜¦ I don’t want to leave the farm!!

So this week I’m using Holiday Anya 4!Ā 

I’m a huge fan of Holiday cards so the Holiday Anyas are my absolute fave!….who am I kidding, I love them ALL

Here’s the link to the TGF Blog with my creation!

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GD, Holiday Anya 4, MME, Spellbinders, TGF, The Greeting Farm

GD, Holiday Anya 4, MME, Spellbinders, TGF, The Greeting Farm

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TGF October GD!

Well first off…OMG OMG OMG OMG!! Insert <Jump for Joy!>

That was exactly what happened when I got the email for Joni to be the October GD for The Greeting Farm!!

It’s mind blowing because as you all know, I’m a HUGE fan of the farm!!

This is such an amazing opportunity and I can’t wait to show you what else I’ve got up my sleeves!

Here’s the link to the TGF Blog with my creation!

AndĀ here’s my make with the new release Dollie with Gifts! Such a gorgeous stamp set!

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TGF, The Greeting Farm, Dollie with Gifts, MME, Spellbinders

TGF, The Greeting Farm, Dollie with Gifts, MME, Spellbinders

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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. Ā Unfortunately the glimmer cannot really be seen in the photos. Ā I really tried!!

I’ve used the sentiment from The Greeting FarmĀ Lucky BunniesĀ set. Ā TheĀ Ribbon Banner DieĀ is from My Favorite Things,Ā Scalloped RectanglesĀ 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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Love to Create DT: Color Inspired – QKR Stampede

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 usingĀ Party CowĀ fromĀ QKR Stampede. Ā To check out my card from our second sponsor Wings and WillowĀ click here. Ā Remember to link up with us for a chance to winĀ a 5 digital images from the store! Here’s my take on the colour inspired challenge with a sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday šŸ™‚

Party Cow from QKR Stampede

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I’ve used Spellbinders Labels Eighteen andĀ The Greeting Farm Fence and Delicate Words Die.

Challenges:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Simon Says – Stamptembr (TGF Fence Die)
Top Tip Tuesday – Get in Shape
Charisma Cards – Color Combo (Red and Brown)
Challenges 4 Everybody
Chocolate Coffee Cards – Anything Goes
Pile it On – Warm Colors
Clear it Out – Boys/Die Cuts

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 šŸ™‚ 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)

FFF/DTT with Sitting Lovely and Giveaway Reminder!

One more week left to win a $15 voucher to my store! Remember to check out my postĀ hereĀ if you haven’t already done so šŸ™‚

It’s been a week or two since I last submitted an entry over at Splendid Stamping. This week’s theme for FFF is Birthday and DTT is color theme of red, teal and green. Beautiful colors šŸ™‚

I’ve used the stamp set Sitting Cute (available in my online store!) and the birthday sentiment is from Penny Blacks’ Birthday Critter set.

The sketch I used is from Sweet Sketch Wednesdays:

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And here is my card:

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Challenges:
DTT
FFF
Sketch Wednesday
Digital Tuesdays – Layers
Fab and Funky – Ribbon
Delightful Challenges – Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey – Anything Goes
Paper Play
MIM
Ribbon Carousel
Stamping for the Weekend – Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy – Celebrate
Pink Elephant – Anything Goes

Holiday Bookmark

This week over at Farm Fresh Friday the challenge is “Anything but a Card” and I’ve made a bookmark using the Holiday Anya image. The bookmark itself is created using my Cricut “Ashlyn’s Alphabet”.

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Challenges:
FFF – Anything but a Card
Stamping Sensations – Traditional Christmas
Daring Cardmakers – Smile Please
Papertake Weekly – Flower Power
LEJ – Seasons Greetings
Penny’s Paper Crafty Challenge – Anything Goes
YNS – Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy – Holiday Theme
My Mums Craft Shop – Winter Wonderland
<a href=" Creatalicious – Winter”>Creatalicious – Winter

Embossed Bunny

Here’s my take on stamping with no ink. Well. Embossing ink does not count as “ink” for this challenge. I really need to remind myself that I cannot emboss properly with texture paper because I got flecks all over the place. Now I have a freckled bunny šŸ˜¦

Products Used:
The Greeting Farm – Lucky Bunnies
Spellbinders – Labels Twenty Three, Classic Triple Scallop

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Challenges:
Double Take Tuesday
Simon Says Stamp Show – Stamp without Ink
Tip Top Tuesday – Hearts
One Stitch at a Time – Thanks
Stampin for the Weekend – All Stitched Up
Ribbon Carousel – Fall
Party Time Tuesday – Thanksgiving
All Sorts – Young at Heart
ATC – Sentiment
Tuesday Throwdown – Thanks
Simon Says – Thanks
Delightful Challenges – Thank You
House of Gili – Die Cuts

Pink Christmas

Finally used my Holiday Anya stamp! I’ve seen it used on other blogs and have been itching to use it myself!

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Challenges:
Delightful Challenges – Let it Snow
There She Goes – Let it Snow
Bearly Mine – Pink Christmas
Ribbon Girl – Sparkle
My Heart Pieces – Anything Cute
Southern Girls – Christmas Theme
Tuesday Alchemy – Anything Goes
Anyone for Anya – Inspiration Picture
Sparkles Christmas – Contemporary Colors
J & C – Floral