Thursday, October 31, 2013

Feels like Christmas =)

So this week I took SK Digi's sketch challenge and turned it into a beautiful Christmas card.  Yes I know it is still technically October, but I am trying something new this year and offering handmade Christmas cards in my shop =)

I love the look of kraft paper - it gives this card that old feel.

You can find this weeks challenge here.

I love the embossed edges and the snow on the tree - it'll be here before we know it!

I used the following on this card:
SKDigi's White Christmas #4 digi stamp
Copic Markers
DCWV The Crafty Christmas Stack
Tim Holtz barn door & mowed lawn Distress Ink
Recollections cardstock
Sentiment is from Paper Smooches
Darice embossing folders
Snow-Tex Glittering Snow

I have entered my card in SKDigi's Sketch #25 Challenge

Happy Harvest

With the end of Halloween drawing closer, I decided to move on to some table decor items I want to use for Thanksgiving this year.

I used Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon's Happy Pumpkin treat bag and turned it into a candle holder.  

I embossed the vellum with a swirl design and and lightly brushed it with Perfect Pearls.

I used:
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbon Happy Pumpkin Treat Bag
Happy Harvest by doodlebug design, inc.
Rustic Garden by TPC Studio
Recollections cardstock
Colorbox Chalk
Perfect Pearls

I have entered my candle holder in Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Autumn Harvest Challenge

Monday, October 28, 2013

Ok... one more Halloween card =)

Ok... so I thought I was done with Halloween, but I'm still in the spirit.  So today I created this cute shaped card using a file from KaDoodle Bug Designs.

Spider and the Hat by KaDoodle Bug Designs
Recollections cardstock
doodlebug designs halloween parade cardstock
White Gelly Roll pen
Purple Ribbon
Googlie eye
Orange Peel Stickles
Black Soot Distress Stickles ( thought his legs needed a little something)
Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink
foam tape

This card has been entered in the following challenges:
Lia Stampz Challenge 51 Spooky Bingo (I chose Shaped card, purple and players choice and shaped card, glitter and ribbon)
All that Stickles Distress Stickles Linky Party
Paper Playtime Challenge # 22 - Googlie Eyes
KaDoodle Bug's Weekly Challenge - Halloween

Friday, October 25, 2013


Another cute Halloween card today.  I am loving all the Halloween projects I've been making recently - can't imagine what my Christmas collection is going to look like =)

For this project I used:
SKDigi's Cauldron digi
SK's current sketch (found below)
Copic Markers
DCWV spooky time stack
Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink
Glossy Accents
Firefly stickles
Studio G ribbon
Recollections cardstock

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
SKDigi's Sketch Challenge #24
All that Stickles Halloween Linky Party

You can get SKDigi's current sketch challenge here:

Add sentiment and embellishments
of your choice
Download .svg file HERE
and cut the papers in no time.

Halloween Candle

I always like to try new crafty projects and this one has been on my list for a while.  I love taking an image and putting it on a candle - everyone loves candles and what better way to spruce them up than with beautiful images. Christmas candles are going to amazing this year! (I can't wait lol)

For this creation I used:
Lil-Spook from Little Miss Muffet Stamps
Copic markers
Studio G bat stamp
Flameless candle

This project is entered in Little Miss Muffet's Challenge #72 - Spooktacular

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Happy Halloween

Here's a cute card for today =)  Still in the Halloween spirit although the weather certainly feels like winter!

For this cutie, I used:
Scaredy Cat file from Designs on Cloud 9
DCWV the Spooky Time stack
Recollections cardstock
CraftSmart sentiment stamp
Sticky Trims
White/Black Gelly Roll pen
Firefly, Gunmetal, Orange Peel, and Purple Stickles

I have entered this card in All That Stickles Linky Party - Halloween

Coffin Treat Box

Here is a cute little treat box I made for KaDoodle Bug's weekly challenge.

For this project I used:
Boo Ghost from KaDoodle Bug Designs
Spider webs from Spider and the Hat (KaDoodle Bug Designs)
Coffin treat box from the Silhouette store
Recollections cardstock
Purple, Firefly and Orange Peel Stickles
Foam tape

This project has been entered in All That Stickles Linky Party - Halloween

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Halloween on my!

I was not planning on another Halloween card, but then KaDoodle Bug Designs releases this adorable freebie and how could I resist??

For this cutie I used:
KBD's Spider and the Hat (Free for a short time here)
Recollections Cardstock
Halloween Ribbon
Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink
Sentiment from Pink Hippo
Firefly and Frosted Lace Stickles
foam tape

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
All That Stickles Halloween Linky Party
2 Creative Chicks Challenge #7 Halloween

Awareness card

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and one that hits close to home. My grandmother was a Breast Cancer Survivor, having battled it twice. Everyone should do their part at all times of the year to ensure they are cancer free.  For this special month, I created this card.

I used the following on this card:
Digi-stamp is from Trina Clark @ Digi-Scrap Kits
Copic Markers (RV02, 04, 06, 10, 13, 21; R32, 35, 37, 81, 83, 85; 0; W1, 3, 5)
Metal Word Band by Tim Holtz
Me & My Big Ideas cardstock
Recollections cardstock
Pink Ribbon
Pink Liquid Pearls
Studio 112 Adhesive gems

This card has been entered into Red Carpet Studio's Challenge #55

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

One more Halloween card =)

Here's another Halloween card for today =)  I'm loving this new stack from Recollections (Midnight Magic).  When I saw the sketch challenge from SK Digis, I thought it would be fun to give it a try.  Here's my take on the sketch challenge.

 They are just too cute!  I Love this digi and it just seems perfect for this card.

For this card I used:
SK Digi's Sketch
Sk Digi's Monster 2 Head
DCWV spooky time stack
Recollections Midnight Magic stack
Recollections card stock
Tim Holtz Black Soot distress ink
Copic V12, 15, 17; YG03, 17, 25
Purple Stickles

Purple/White twine

This card has been entered in the following challenges:
SK Digi's Sketch #23 Challenge
All that  Stickles Halloween Linky Party
2 Creative Chicks Challenge #7 Halloween

Christmas card

With Christmas right around the corner, I thought I would get a head start on my Christmas cards.  And what better cutie to use then Miss Claudia from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  I went with traditional Christmas colors which is rare for me since I LOVE blue/silver/white.  But I'm very happy with this card.

I used the Chomas Creations pen holder to doodle the snowflake corner and border around the image.

For this cute card I used the following:

Little Miss Muffet Digi Claudia Loves Christmas
DCWV Heirloom Christmas stack
Recollections cardstock
Chomas Creations Pen Holder
Green Ink Pen
Copic Markers R81, 83, 85; E11, 21, 33, 51; R35, 37, 39; G24, 28 BG99
Xmas Red, Green, Silver and Frosted Lace Stickles
Snowflake embossing folder
Recollections gem sticker
Snowflake corner from the Silhouette Store

I have entered this card in the following:
Little Miss Muffet Challenge 71 - It's a Doodle

Monday, October 14, 2013

Halloween card

As Halloween rapidly approaches, I'm having a blast making Halloween cards.
Here's my little creation for today.  Sketch was inspired by Mojo Monday's sketch challenge.

Aren't they cute?

And of course I did not have an orange button, so what better way to make it orange than to add Orange stickles? =)

Recipe for this card:

Stacked Pumpkin Digi Stamp from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs
DCWV the Spooky Time paper stack
Recollections Midnight Magic paper stack
Recollections Cardstock
Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink
Halloween Sticky Trims
Purple, Orange and Black ribbon
White button
Orange Peel Stickles
Green Stickles
Copics Y38, YR16, 68; YG 03, 17, 25; E35, 37, 39

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge 315
Paper Playtime Challenge 21 - Ribbons and Buttons
Little Scraps of Heaven Designs Great Pumpkin Challenge
All that Stickles Halloween Linky Party

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Cool crisp days means Halloween is near!

Halloween is not too far off so I thought I would get more into the spirit with this adorable card.  Coloring digis is so relaxing and since I am nursing an ulcer, it's turning out to be a huge plus in my book =)

Today I'm sharing this cutie from SK Digi's.  Such a cute image to work with!

SK Digi - Ghost Spooked
Copics C1, 3, 5 7; G21, 24, 28, 07, 14; YG03; C0, 1; N1; 0; R81
Recollections cardstock
DCWV The spooky time stack
Sticky Trims
Scraptastical Kreations flower file
foam tape
Tim Holtz Distress tool
Sentiment from Pink Hippo

I have entered my card in the following challenges:


2 Creative Chicks Challenge 7 Halloween