Sunday, June 30, 2013

Teenz Rock!

Good morning! Today starts the next challenge theme at Kenny K's Krafty Krew blog! It's all about the teenz this time because
Teenz Rock!

Team B will be starting off our new fortnightly challenge with some awesome teen cards for inspiration.

We have two sponsors this fortnight!

Kenny K with 5 digis of the winners choice

and Bearly Mine Designs with a £10 Gift Voucher!

I hope to see lots of entries with this fortnightly challenges and if you need inspiration you will find it for sure on the Kenny K blog. The ladies have done a phenomenal job with the Teenz Rock theme!

Friday, June 28, 2013

It's a Sign

Today I am sharing with you my card for Mo's Dream Team. I have used the image, Girl with Sign, which you can find at Mo's Digital Pencil.
The paper is Prima's Almanac. The brackets and the typewriter were cut from the pad. I paper pieced the sign with a computer generated sentiment. I tried for a typewriter look, then added the key stamp from Prima, and popped it up on dimensionals at the top. The flower is also Prima. Can you tell I like Prima? lol
I went to town with some Shabby Pink Frantage, even got some in her hair, oops!

Skin: E000, 00, 11, R20
Hair: E51, 53, 55, 57, 59
Pink: R20, 22,35
Black: C3, 5, 7, 9

Thanks for looking!

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Papertake Weekly (Sketch #55)
Card Crafter's Circle (Happy Birthday)
Fairy Tale (Happy Birthday)
Simon Says Stamps (Anything Goes)
ART Card Challenge (Anything Goes)
Hannah and Friends (Monochrome)
Crafts and Me (Anything Goes)
Pollycraft Challenges (Anything Goes)

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Wee Witch

***Scroll down to see my Kenny K post with the new OMG Release***

Good morning again! I have my last post as a June Guest Designer for MarkerPop! :(  I have really enjoyed being a part of the MarkerPop! family this month. What a fun blog hop we had, right? Everyone did an amazing job and it was so fun reading everyone's lovely comments about Hedgie.

Anyways, on to my card! I have used the cutest witch ever, Hazel, from Wee Stamps. Sylvia Zet is an amazing artist!

I used an older paper pad by Carta Bella: All Hallow's Eve. I got out the amazing Cheery Lynn flourish again and cut out a gate with The Greeting Farm Gate. I cut the gate out twice: once with some off white paper from the pad and another time with black. I stacked them for a shadow effect to help make it pop off the page. I then popped them again with foam tape. It's a super fun die as I can cut it up like I did for this card or leave it whole for a different look. (I am excited to try both dies on some 12x12 layouts I have planned with which to decorate my daughter's room.) The dies are of a size that that makes them very versatile for different projects in my opinion. 
I used Wild Orchid Craft flowers, of course, and some gauze I bought at the 99 cent store to finish it off. 

I am super duper happy with this card. I seem to really like the purple cards I make. Not sure if it's the color or a coincidence, lol. I hope you all like my wee witch card as well and please leave comments if it strikes you, as I love to hear what you all think of my efforts!

Have a fantastic rest of your weekend!

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Kenny K's OMG Release!

Good morning! It is Team A's turn to start off a new challenge. It is everyone's favorite:
Anything Goes!

I hope to see a big turnout for this week. 

Our sponsor is Kenny K Downloads.

The winner will get to choose 5 digis!

I used one of the gorgeous new OMG girls for my bookmark. I thought with her long and lean lines a bookmark would be perfect!
I used a My Mind's Eye paper pad and used the Tattered Florals die to make the flowers. I fluffed them up for the pic and added a little bling to the centers, but they lay nice and flat to fit in between book pages.  

I think this would be a great bookmark for a teen or tween. Maybe it would even get them to read just a tad more...maybe?

Our wonderful Team A has more inspiration using the new OMG girls on the Kenny K blog. I hope you all find the time to join in this week: Anything Goes!!!

In a bit my last post as GDT for MarkerPop! will go live, so please come back and leave me some love, lol.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Thursday, June 20, 2013

MarkerPOP! + SP & Company - Tina Wenke Collection Blog Hop!!!

Hello everyone and welcome to the MarkerPOP! + SP & Company - Tina Wenke Collection Blog Hop!!!

MarkerPOP! is the home of premium markers plus lots more!
SP & Company is the home of cute and fun photopolymer stamps (made in the USA!), die tools, and a color line of buttons, ink and more!

Today we are teaming up to share some amazing projects using some of the awesome new stamps from the Tina Wenke Collection from SP & Company along with some of our favorite coloring tools from
If you are just joining us on the hop, you are going to want to start back at the beginning of the hop list which can be found at the end of this post!

For my card, I chose the the Hedgie with Large Bouquet. He is such a cutie! 
I used some old paper to make the card base and ribbon from my stash. 
I went for a CAS card to emphasize the image. 


We have TWO great prizes up for grabs.  One sponsored by MarkerPOP! and one from SP & Company!

Prize #1 - Sponsored by SP & Company:  1 Stamp Set and 2 Single Stamps of Winner's Choice all from the SP & Company - Tina Wenke Collection

Prize #2 - Sponsored by MarkerPOP!:  $20 Voucher to the Store


Visit the blogs on the hop list below and leave a comment on their Blog Hop post.  TWO winners will be randomly selected from all comments left.  The more you comment on, the better your chances of winning!

Hop will run through Tuesday, June 25th at 11:59pm EST.  Blog Hop winners will be announced Wednesday, June 26th!

Happy Hopping!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Mo's Dream Team Blog Hop of the Month- Paper Piecing

Once a month Mo's Dream Team gets together and creates special projects based on a theme to give a little inspiration! 
This month the theme is Paper Piecing and Mina is our host this time around. So she is starting off the hop!

I must admit I have never paper pieced...ever! But, I have to say now that I've done it, I really like it! I chose to use Tall Cake for my image from Mo's Digital Pencil. I paper pieced her dress using a Jilly Bean paper pad called Blossom Soup. I colored her with my usual Copics and shaded the dress paper, too. 
I used My Mind's Eye paper from the Love Me pad to decorate the card. I added some Wild Orchid flowers and stick pin for the sentiment, threw on some fabulous Frantage and this is what I got!

Your last stop is Kaly and don't forget to leave comments along the way as there is a couple of spot prizes on comments left to be won!!

If you get lost somewhere along the way here is the blog hop order:
Mina, Pops, Jak, Kerttu, Julie, Debby Y,, Heidy, Alice, Vili, Alexandra, Anneke, Danielle (you're here), Kaly

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Double Up

Good morning and Happy Father's Day to all the dads! Today is the start of a new challenge over at the Kenny K bog. We are asking you to double up and use two images on your creation.

Our wonderful sponsors this challenge:

Kenny K

with a rubber stamp!

And Flonz

with a $20 gift certificate!

Team B have some gorgeous and fun creations to inspire you with, so check out the challenge blog and join in the fun!

Friday, June 14, 2013


Hello all! I have my Mo's Dream Team card to share with you today. I have used another adorable and very expressive image called, 'Please' available to download at Mo's Digital Pencil.
I have used Wild Orchid Craft roses, Sweetheart blossoms,and a Cosmos daisy. I used some old paper from My Mind's Eye's Madison Avenue paper pad. I tried my hand at making some fun little pinwheels and tucked them behind the flowers. They are so easy to make; cut a square and make slits from the corners down close to the center and fold over every other corner to meet at the center! No need for a die! I added pearls to the centers for a little extra something. On the background paper I wanted to emphasize the crown, so I pulled back the layer covering it and added some glitter glue to the crown. I love that you can still see the word 'pretty' at the top and 'J'adore' at the bottom of the card. Perfect for a special little girl on a birthday or other special day!

The Copic markers I used are the same usual suspects:
Skirt- E70, 74, E57, E59
Top- R81, 83, 85, E11, Y11, Y15
Ground- W1, 3, 5

Say you like her, "Please"!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafty Catz (Pink)
Creative Corner (Girly Girl)
Daring Cardmakers (Flower Festival)
Digi Haven (Anything Goes)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Kenny K Contest!!

Hello KennyK fans, we've got a brand new collection coming out June 23rd, and we haven't got any names for these girlz we're going to leave it in your hands and let you choose the names.
Now if you want to win one or more of these cuties, then get your thinking caps on and give us your best names you can come up with for them. Each girl has a number underneath them, so what we want you to do is.........
1. Write up a blog post with your name choices for each girl or just one girl as long as you put the number for them i.e.
3. Rachel

2. Copy the poster to your blog post, then go to Kenny K's Krafty Krew and link up your blog post with Inlinkz.
KennyK and Elena will be checking out your blog with your name choices and will choose the ones they think best match the girlz.
If your name/s are chosen, then you will win the girl/girlz for the winning names.
This contest will run until June 21st, and the winners will be announced on the day of release

Sunday, June 9, 2013

A Little Birdie Told Me

Today I am honored to be Guest Designier for June over on the MarkerPop! blog! For my first card this month I am sharing a card I made for a friend's birthday. She loves animals and soft colors.

I used Prima Madeline paper pad and Prima flowers from the Nature Garden collection. The Cherry blossom, Chrysanthemum and Sweetheart blossoms are from Wild Orchid Crafts. 
The gorgeous flourish is a Cheery Lynn flourish that you can find here. I made the tile with the butterfly and dyed the seam binding with Tattered Rose Distress Inks.

I used Copic markers to color my sweet Tiddly Inks image:

The clouds were done using a cloud template I made, Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and a sponge.

As always, thanks for stopping by and I love to read your wonderful comments!

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Allsorts (In the Garden)
Polka Doodles (Birthday card using scraps)
Totally Papercrafts (Dies/Punches)
Sweet Pea (Birds of a Feather)
Charisma Cardz (Tons of Layers)
Creative Moments (Layers)
Inky Impressions (Birthday/Anniversary)
Penny's Paper-Crafty (Birthday)
Papertake Weekly (Anything Goes)

Superhero Dad

Happy Sunday! I have scheduled two posts for today, so be sure to check out my other post later! For now I have a card to share with you for the new challenge over at the Kenny K blog! The theme is 
Father's Day!

Our sponsors this week are Kenny K Downloads
with 5 digis up for grabs


with a lovely prize pack!

I chose to use Superhero and the Father's Day Sentiment digis and make an easel card. 
I used my Silhouette to make the city-scape and I downloaded some comic strips for the background. I colored up the sentiments to match my image. I also glossy accented  "Super Dad" and added some red twine behind.

Copic colors used:
Skin: Eooo, Eoo, E11
Hair: E53, E57, E59
Red: R32, 35, 37, 59
Blue: B32, 34, 37, 39
Yellow/Gold: Y11, Y15, E00, E11, E13

You'll want to check out what the others ladies have come up with over at the Kenny K blog and join in. It's the perfect reason to make your guy a card he'll love!

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Craft Lovin' (Father's Day)
Crazy 4 Challenges (Father's Day)
My Sheri Crafts (Fathers Day)
Sugar Creek Hollow (Father's Day)
The Hobby House (Anything Goes)
Crafts 4 Eternity (For the Boys)
Cut it Up (Father's Day)
Simply Create Too (Father's Day)
Totally Papercrafts (Punches and Dies)
Wags and Whiskers (Father's Day)
Paper Crafting Journey (Masculine)
MilkCofee Challenge (Father's Day)
Simon Says (Father's Day)

Saturday, June 8, 2013

CMC Guest Spot!

Talk about an eventful month! Marker Pop GDT, Mo Manning DT and now a CMC Guest Spot! 

I feel really lucky to have all these opportunities to share my love of crafting with so many people!
 The challenge theme is "Brunettes have more fun..." So get out your brown alcohol markers and get coloring some brown haired images!
I chose the super cutie Baby Fairy Ladybug available at Mo's Digital Pencil.

I used the Butterfly On the Edge Die by Tim Holtz, a Cheery Lynn Picket fence from MarkerPop! and Wild Orchid Flowers. I frantaged almost everything! And, I had to add in the cute mini clothes pins to 'attach' my sentiment to the card.

Skin- E000, E00, E11, R20, R22
Hair- E51, E53, E57, E59
Wings- R22, R32, R34, R35, R37, R59
C3, C5, C7, C9 & white gel pen
Skirt- BV31, C3, C5
Ground- E51, E53, W1, E43 YG03, YG63, YG67

Thank you for stopping by and taking a look at my card!

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafty Ribbons (Circles)
Dutch Dare (Summer's Coming)
Lady Anne's (Anything Goes)
Little Red Wagon (Metal- Ladybugs next to the flowers)
Nutcrafters (Monochrome)
Crazy Amigo Challenge (Ditress Inks, Embossing)
Cerative Card Crew (Dies/Punches)
Deep Ocean (For a Girl)
CLP (Sketch)

Friday, June 7, 2013


Happy weekend! I have a card to share I made for Mo's Dream Team blog using the super sweet Bubbles Girl which can be found at Mo's Digital Pencil!

 I love how carefree and innocent she is. Mo Manning digis are amazing in how they can evoke such powerful feeling and movement in his drawings! This one reminds me to enjoy the everyday and not take life too seriously as we seem to do as we get older. I colored her up with Copic markers and used My Mind's Eye paper.
I thought to continue the bubble idea to my sentiment stamps. Not the exact words I wanted, but they were the best choice ones I had that fit nicely in the circles. 
I used the Sketchy Girls sketch even though the challenge is closed just for a jumping off point. The photo makes the card have a weird hue. It's nicer in person. I need photo taking tips. If anyone has some, please, I need help!

Copic colors used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E51, E53, E57, E59
Clothes: Y11, Y15, E00, E11, E13
BG10, BG11, BG15
Wood: E00, E11, E13, E15, E18
Bubbles: BV31, RV000
Bottle: RV000, R81, R83 W1, W3

Thank you for stopping by and having a look. Sunday I will be sharing card for Kenny K's new challenge, so be sure to stop by!

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Aud Sentiments Challenge (Anything Goes)
Crafty Ribbons (Circles)
Crafting By Design (Summer Fun)
Crafting with Dragonflies (Card for a Girl)
Creative Moments (Lots of Layers)
Digistamps 4 Joy (To be Young Again)
WordArt Wednesdays (Uplifting sentiments- Anything Goes)
Bearly Mine (Dies/Punches)
Creative Card Crew (Punches/Dies)
Papertake Weekly (Anything Goes)
Ribbon Carousel (Fun in the Sun)
ABC Challenge (Anything Goes)
Card and Scrap (Use Flowers)
One Crazy Stamper (Summer Fun)

Sunday, June 2, 2013


Hello Kenny K fans! This weeks new challenge is White on White!
Pretty self-explanatory, but if you'd like to see some inspiration be sure to check out what the lovely Krew  have created here!

There are three fun prizes up for grabs this week, starting off with 5 digis of the winners choice from Kenny K Downloads!

We also have a prize from Loves Rubber Stamps
A stamp up to a $10 value

and we have a Whimsy prize

A mystery Kenny K Stamp for one lucky winner!

Have fun creating!