Thursday, November 28, 2013

4 CCC #170 {Christmas}

Welcome back to 4 Crafty Chicks Thursday!!

 It is my turn to play hostess this week and I am issuing "CHRISTMAS" as our challenge!! Yep, gotta get crackin' on those cards and gifts - so let's see what ya come up with!!

I used this cute digital image from Birdie Brown called Snowmen Family and you can find it HERE! She is closing down her Etsy shop at the end of his month, so be sure to get 'em while you can!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Crafty Calendar Challenge - All Things Christmas
Stampin' for the Weekend - Feeling Festive
Designed to Color - Christmas/Winter
Charisma Cardz - Christmas
Fresh Brewed - Christmas/Let it Snow
Stampin' Royalty - Winter

Thank you very much for popping in today and checking out what I've had on the sure to slip on over to the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge BLOG to find all the gorgeous Christmas creations the other Chicks created for you!! CHEERS!

Monday, November 25, 2013

{PIN}spirational and Twisted Tuesday 2-in-1

This week I am combining 2 challenges into one card - it doesn't happen very often that we can combine 2 different design team requirements into one card so I was tickled when I realized this week I could!

The inspirational photo this week at {PIN}spirational Challenges is:

...and our sponsors this week are Eureka Stamps


 I chose my image from Eureka Stamps - called Scarecrow and Sunflowers:

The challenge at Twisted Tuesday Challenges is "Autumn Thankfulness"

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Use Autumn/Fall as your inspiration and also make it a creation of gratitude -  This can be your sentiment, to whom you're mailing it (if a card), who you make the scrap page about, etc.

Our sponsor this month is none other than the wonderful Bugaboo Stamps:

And without further adieu, here is my card combining both challenges this week


 Thank you so much for stopping in today - be sure to head over to both blogs this morning and check out all the wonderful goodies all the other ladies have created for you - then link up your creation for us to leave you some crafty lovin!! Cheers!

TPE #227 {Thanksgiving}

Happy Monday folks...Mondays are awesome as it starts off a brand new week with a brand new challenge from The Pink Elephant!!



I printed off another super cute Lacy Sunshine digi called "Maddie as the Scarecrow" and colored her with Copics and layered her on lots of yummy Autumn colors from my Harvest Delight 6 x 6 paper pad from Recollections:

Thanks so much for stopping in today - be sure to check out what the rest of the TPE Design Team gals have created for you HERE. Happy crafting :)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Anything Goes & Guest Designer at Lacy Sunshine!!

 Happy Sunday! Welcome back to my blog. I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far....I know I am! I am so excited to tell you that I was chosen to be the Guest Designer this week at Lacy Sunshine Stamps!! I "accidentally" came across their stamps while surfing blogs one afternoon and I was addicted! These images are sooo cute and fun to color...

The image I chose for this week's challenge of Anything Goes with a Winter Wonderland theme, is North Pole Eleanor and Pickles...isn't that little froggie just so adorable?! :)

I used last week's Deconstructed Sketch as my layout:


Thank you so much ladies for choosing me to be a Guest Designer with you and your wonderfully talented design team!!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Color Me Creative - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge - All Things Christmas
Crafty Creations - Christmas or American Thanksgiving
Designed to Color - Christmas/Winter
Flourishes - Winter Scene
Fresh Brewed - Let it Snow or Christmas
One Crazy Stamper - November Christmas Challenge
Paper Playtime - Sparkle
Ribbon Carousel - Holidays/Celebrations
Paper Shelter - Christmas is Coming
There she Goes - Winter Fun
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Pearls

Please hop on over to the challenge blog HERE for more details on how you could earn some of these super-dooper cute images FREE, just by playing along in weekly challenges! Ciao!!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

TTS #4 and i {heart} sketches #43

Happy Saturday!! If you are looking for my Sweet Stampin' post, please scroll down ;)

Last night I started coloring up this super fun image from From the Heart Stamps while cyber chatting with my good PEEPS, Leanne and Tamie

I started out with this gorgeous color challenge from 'Tis the Season....


I then needed a sketch and decided this one was *perfect* from i {heart} sketches:

 Here is my card using both of these jump-off point challenges:

The added challenge at 'Tis the Season was to add twine and I did that on my flag piece....the sentiment was cut out of cherry cobbler using my new Paper Smooches wise dies :)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Merry Monday Challenges - Trees w/ bling (I am counting the pearls and the shiny star lol)
Charisma Cardz - Christmas
One Crazy Stamper - November Christmas Challenge
Crafty Calendar Challenges - All Things Christmas
Creative Card Crew - Pearls
Paper Shelter - Christmas is Coming
Ribbon Carousel - Holidays and Celebrations
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Designed to Color - Christmas/Winter
Stampin' for the Weekend - Feeling Festive

 Thank you so much for poppin' in today!! I am off to finish clearing the snow out of our yard and get some much needed housework started! I will hopefully be back either tonight or tomorrow with another for-fun project!! CHEERS!

Sweet Stampin' Turns 4!!

Happy Saturday folks! Not sure about all the rest of you folks living in central/northern Alberta, but I am already *sick* of snow - we have approx 2 feet of the white stuff (more in some spots) and it's only November 22nd! ACK! We have another 5-6 months of winter to go yet and if this is a sign of how our winter is gonna play out, then I am a bit scared LOL!

Sweet Stampin' is celebrating a birthday today - yep, they turn the big FOUR! So, our challenge this week is "Cause for Celebration!" Happy Birthday Abi and Fiona!! :)

Our sponsors this week are as follows:
 Monthly: The Ribbon Girl - £10 voucher

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Weekly: Bunny Zoe - £10 voucher

 Crafters Companion - £10 Voucher

Wild Orchid Crafts - £10 Voucher

And we have an extra prize, just for those of you with a U.S. shipping address, take a look at this fabulous collection of goodies:

PLEASE, please if you are a U.S. participant could you put U.S. after your name when you enter or we won't know to put you in the draw for that one. Good luck everyone!!

For my card, I inked up a Bugaboo Scarlette that I've had in my stash - I love the sentiment...allows us to enjoy those yummy calorie-free "goodies" right?! *wink*

Please be sure to hop on over to the Sweet Stampin' blog HERE and come celebrate with us! Our Design Team made some "outta-this-world" projects to share with you! Cheers!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

4 CCC #169 {Anything Goes}

Miss Tamie is our hostess-with-the-mostess this week and this week it's a free-for-all!! Yep, you got it....

4 CCC #169 {Anything Goes!}

I decided I wanted to keep with the Christmas theme and work on getting my cards done in time for the holidays :)

I dug out my Holiday Sparkles from The Alley Way Stamps and got busy with some bright, cheery inks :) The sentiment is also a TAWS set called Christmas Magic. I added a snowflake with twine and a few gems - walaa!! Done.....

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Creative Knockouts - Snowflakes
 One Crazy Stamper - November Christmas challenge
Crafty Calendar Challenge - All Things Christmas
Christmas Card Challenges - Bling

 Please be sure to hop on over to the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge blog to see what other wonderful creations the rest of the CHICKS created for your viewing pleasure. Ciao PEEPS!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

i {heart} sketches and Anything Goes at Kraftin' Kimmie!

Happy Tuesday! I am so thankful to be back home and in my craft room this afternoon! The drive into school this morning was NOT FUN...and it's still snowing and the wind has picked up. There are tow-advisory warnings out for our major highways and night schools are cancelling classes for tonight. Great day to stay in and get inky.....

Kraftin' Kimmie has issued an ANYTHING GOES challenge using one of her stamps so I decided to use this image that my daughter colored up a few days ago. I added the blue outline and ground color (and after this post went live and I was re-reading it, I realize I should have made it SNOW on the ground, not dirt...oh well - there's just no snow there yet ;) YEESH!! Sorry!) but she did the rest - I think I might be fighting her for my copic markers here shortly ;)

I went in search of a sketch to use for my card and came across this PERFECT one over at i {heart} sketches:

And here is the complete card:

On my way home this morning, I stopped at the mailbox (and trudged through knee-deep snow to get there) and I was so giddy to find a goodie package from Lil' Inker Designs - and I promptly used my new stitched squares dies on my image!! Love these!!

 I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sassy Cheryl's Digi Stamps - Winter/Cold Weather
Creative Card Crew - Pearls

Thanks for stopping in today - I am off to get some housework done and then need to venture out again to pick up my daughter from her swim club - unless they cancel swimming today ;)

Monday, November 18, 2013

{Glitter It Up!} at Lacy Sunshine

The challenge this week over at Lacy Sunshine Stamps is "Glitter It Up!" How can a girl not create something for THAT challenge?!  LOL...I played in last week's challenge, so I got this cute little image for free to use this week:

And here is "Little Peanut" (as in peanut brittle) all colored up:

I used Clean and Simple Stamping's sketch for this cutie:

And here is the complete card:

For my sentiment, I used "I Like You" by Reverse Confetti....I figured it was *perfect* for this challenge!

I would also like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Feminine
Creative Knockouts - Make it Sparkle!

Be sure to head over to the Lacy Sunshine challenge blog to see all the incredible projects made by their super-talented Design Team!! I am off to challenge our extremely wintery roads so I can get some groceries and pick up my kids from school...take care PEEPS!!

TPE #226 You're A Hoot!

Happy Monday! I am not sure about where you are, but over the weekend, central Alberta was delivered over one foot of snow! The town nearest us was recorded at receiving 26 cm's....Yep, yesterday was spent snow-blowing the yard/driveways out, shoveling and then sippin' on hot chocolate/baileys for the rest of the day! Not to mention a nice, hot bath before bed...I think we have our yearly quota already and it's only November 18th! Yikes! Here are a few pics for you:


 Enough of that cold, white you ready for a new challenge over at The Pink Elephant?

This week, we want to see BROWN, ORANGE and CREAM on your project! I knew right away that I wanted to color up this cutie-patootie, "Owl-ive the Owl" from byLORi Designs....

I took my layout inspiration from this awesome sketch from Clean & Simple Stamping:

Here is my card - hope you enjoy her as much as I did creating her! She literally was "a hoot" to make :) Thanks, Lori, for *such* cute images!!

Please hop on over to the TPE challenge blog to see what the rest of the girls created for you this week - you will NOT be disappointed! See you soon for another {PIN}spirational Challenge!! CHEERS!