Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tilda and Friends ATC Challenge / Black, White and Grey

Hi and welcome to another weekly challenge over at the Tilda and Friends ATC Challenge. This week you will be creating an ACT with only Black, White and Grey. Here we have our sweet little angel Melinda, who has found one of those wonderful clouds with a silver lining.


Image Whiff Of Joy Guardian Angel Collection "Musing Melinda" By Elisabeth Bell.

Medium Derwent Coloursoft Pencils in black and greys, Gamsol and blending Stumps

Paper Doddlebug black sugar coated floral paper and embossed foil paper for the cloud.

Tools Cuttlebug, embossing folder, Scissors and glaxay glitter pen

Enjoy and Happy Crafting !!!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Friday Sketchers Challenge #62

This week Jacque is hosting a sketch over at Friday Sketchers. The prize is some very cool goodies from Shimmerz. Here is Jacque's sketch.

Here is my card from this weeks sketch.

Materials Distress Inks, WOJ Image, QK Revolution and Dies, Websters Pages printed paper.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!!!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

I Won Some New Candy

I have had a most wonderful weekend. I decided to join in on the Whiff Of Joy Blog Hop today to celebrate their one year birthday and ended up at Papercraft Planet where I got the chat with both Elisabeth Bell and Alison Acton. What a real pleasure to meet with two such beautiful and talented artists. During the chat we were set some challenges by both artists for a chance to win some new stamps. I won over at Alison's chat it is one of the new Christmas WOJ releases featuring Henry Mouse. He is just so adorable here is what I will get.

It was truly Christmas in July, thank you to Katherina, Whiff of joy and the Talented blog hop team, to Alison Acton and Elisabeth Bell for such a fun treat.
I sure can't wait to get him and start creating!

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!!!

Whiff Of Joy "Fall Stamp Set"

If you have not already heard Whiff of Joy is doing another release of their beautiful stamps. This is the Fall 2009 release please stop by their blog for a sneak peak.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Good News for Tickers !!!

Well today brought good news for our little doxie girl Tickers. The vet examined her and said she is doing terrific and she even lost a pound during her confinement. This is wonderful news and we only have one and a half pounds left to loose. Her back is in good condition again and she is pain free. We are so thankful for the girls speedy recovery now we can start slowly taking her for walks and getting her back into her normal routines. Thank you to all the well wishers for your thoughts and prayers for the sweet girl.

Hugs XXX Tickers &

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Whiff of Joy Challenge #40 Donalda's Sketch

This week over at the Whiff Of Joy Donalda has created a wonderful sketch for us to create from.

Here is the card I made from her sketch:


Image Whiff of Joy

Medium Distress Ink Water coloring

Paper Parchment, Water color & Prima " First Blush Collection "

Embellishments Prima flowers & kaiser pearls

Tools MS punches & ek sucess punches

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!!!

1 Card - 2 Challenges

I have not played in the House~Mouse or Mojo Monday Challenges for so long, so I thought I would throw a little something together and play this week. I was able to do one card for both challenges.The Sketch is from Mojo Monday and the White on White theme is from House~Mouse. Here is the sketch:

Here is my card:


Image House~Mouse

Medium Distress Ink water coloring

Paper Bazzill, Goergia Pacific, Water color and Neenah

Embellishments Flowers, leaves and ribbon from personal stash, Pebbles candy dots.

Tools QK Revolution, Spellbinders, Cuttlebug and embossing plates.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Sugar Bowl / Challenge 15 Gayle's Sketch

This week at The Sugar Bowl Gayle has created an awesome sketch and the challenge is to include buttons and bows. Here is Gayle's sketch.

Here is my version of her sketch with buttons and ribbons included.

This is the my second try at water coloring with distress inks. I am really beginning to like this technique and how these images turn out.

Image Sugar Nellie

Medium Distress Inks

Paper Watercolor, Bazzill and Basic Grey

Tools Punches and edge distresser

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!!!

Tilda and Friends ATC Challenge / The Beach

Well I must say this challenge is my favorite, because I love the Beach. This week over at Tilda and Friends we were asked to make an ATC about the Beach. Here is sweet Emma the Mermaid basking in the summer sun on her shell by the sea shore. I want to say a great big thank you to Caz and all you fine ladies at Tilda and Friends for the wonderful month I spent being your guest designer.


Image "Emma the Mermaid" from Fred She Said...

Medium Copic Markers & Stickles

Paper Bazzill

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge / Swirls

Well as promised I have gotten my act together and created a card. This is for the Spoonful of Sugar challenge. They wanted us to do swirls so here is my swirly doodled card.


Image Magnolia

medium Distress ink coloring

Paper Watercolor, Bazzill and Memory Box

Tools QK Revolution, Spellbinders & Floral Punches

Embellishments Flower Soft and buttons

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Sorry about being MIA

Hello everyone,

I have been very busy with starting a new job and then we have also had a problem with one of our little dogs and this has taken up all of my extra time. She is a doxie and as such is prone to having back issues and last week she jumped off the couch and bulged a disc in her mid back. We were very blessed that it did not require emergency surgery at the time. The vet did inform us though it is not a matter of if she will need surgery for the protrusion, but when. The cost of this is in the range from $2,500.00 to $4,500.00, depending on the severity and location of the burst disc. I am just sick over the whole situation I have the money, but then I worry about her quality of life after surgery, due to the chance that she could be crippled even by the surgery or in chronic pain for the rest of her life. I just keep praying that this will resolve and we can have her healthy and happy again. Right now the little dear is asleep in her kennel and it will be her home for the next month.

We go back to the vet on the 24th of this month for a follow up and to discuss what to do next. So far everything is looking very good and she has not had anymore problems and does not seem to be in any pain, so we are at the wait and see stage. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. I know to some this would seem silly to be so concerned about the dog, but she has been with me through some really tough times and is a part of the family, she is like one of the kids.

I hope to get some card crafting done this week and post some new goodies and try to relax. I am so sorry for not replying to those of you who have left comments, but I hope things will become more relaxed so I can. Hugs to you all!!!

Thank you and Happy Crafting!!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tilda and Friends ATC Challenge / 123 Recipe

I love recipe challenges and this week at Tilda and Friends ATC Challenge we are doing a 123 recipe. That is you use 1 - Character, 2 - Patterned Papers and 3 - embellishments. Here is my cute little character for this week. So now I can't wait to see what you create with the above recipe.


Image Snag 'Em Acrylic Stamps: Foxy

Medium Derwent Coloursoft pencils, OMS and blending stumps

Paper Twitterpated PP collection from imagenesence & Bazzill Card Stock

Embelishment Candy Dots by Pebbles INC.

Tools Fiskars threading water punch, QK revolution and flourish Die, EK Success mini flower punch, spellbinder circle die.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Next Level Issue #7 / 3 demenisional

The Challenge for this week at The Next Level is to get demenisional. The effect is to get your image to POP up off the card.

I used my new magnolia stamped images sent to me by very good blog friend Tracey they were colored in with Pencils and blended with gamsol. The papers are from the Primsa "Sasha" collection and Bazzill, the candy dots are from pebbles and the sentiment is from WOJ.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Tilda and Friends ATC Challenge / No People

The challeneg set for this week at Tilda and Friends is to create a Non-People ATC. For this I dug out a cute little stamp from "Bugawumps". He sure is cute in his own little gallaxy.


Image Bugawumps

Paper GP 110# card stock

Medium Rainbow ink pad

Techniques Masking and Brayering

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

The Next Level - Buttons and Bows

Good Morning! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Mine was fabulous. My Sister and Brother in law came to visit this weekend and brought my 4 month old little Niece. She is just such a precious little doll, but now on to the challenge. This week we are challenging you to use your own card design and incorporate Buttons and Bows into it. Here is my design for this week at The Next Level


Image Tilda Magnolia Stamp

Medium Copic Markers

Paper Basic Grey "Urban Prarie Collection"

Embellishments Beads, Crystal, Ribbon & Buttons from personal stash

Tools Sewing Machine, assorted punches, Die Cuts and QK Revolution.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!!!