Sunday 29 April 2012

Tickled Pink Stamps sponsors The Corrosive Challenge and Crafting When We Can

This week at Tickled Pink Stamps we are sponsoring TWO challenges - The Corrosive Challenge where the theme is "The man, the myth, the legend - Tim Holtz" (use at least one TH product on your creation) and Crafting When We Can where they have a fabulous sketch for us to play along with. I .. erm.... forgot the sketch but if you squint, turn your head sideways, close your left eye and stare for about 15mins you would almost think I had used it.... :P

When I think of Tim Holtz it's always a tag that springs to mind. I've used my 'Tims Tags', distress ink and a Tim Holtz sentiment. 

My fabulous image is Lil Victorian Steampunk Lad Luca and he's been coloured up with copic markers. 

One Stop Craft - Recipe 1 Image, 2 Papers, 3 Embellishments 
Polka Doodles -  Shabby Chic / Vintage 
Stamp Man -   Shabby Chic / Distressed 
Wags 'n Whiskers - Distressing 
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything goes 
Copic Marker Europe -  Monochromatic
Crafting for all Seasons - Anything but a card
Inky Impressions - Anything goes


Saturday 28 April 2012

Color Me Creative - Celebrations

Happy Saturday!!! The new challenge has just started over on the Color Me Creative Classroom and this time our theme is CELEBRATIONS.

Color Images that CELEBRATE something....birthdays, anniversaries, graduation, showers, weddings, long as your projects CELEBRATE some special event!

We want to see you use YOUR COPICS, ProMarkers, other alcohol markers or Colored Pencils!!

My sweet image is from Pixie Cottage Stamps and is called Happy Birthday Boy

The winner of this challenge will win digi stamps from The Pixie Cottage and when you play along the entire month (just 2 cards), you are also entered into the monthly drawing for the shopping spree at Oozak, so you have 2 chances to win!! 

Challenges - 
Craft Your Days Away -  Just for Children
Send a Smile for Kids - For the Boys
Crafty Ann's - Stitching
Crafty Catz -  Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy -  Punches / Dies
Glitter Geeks - Stitches
Inspire Me Fridays – Always Anything Goes
Phindy’s Place - Clean & Simple


Friday 27 April 2012

La-La Land Crafts - New Release Showcase

Good morning!

Each Monday and Friday the La-La Land Crafts design team aims to bring you a new and inspirational theme to follow and this week we have something VERY SPECIAL for you!!

Last Monday saw the release of 14 NEW STAMPS from our April Release and it's Team Friday's turn to showcase these amazing images.

On my card I've used Kimono Marci, Fence and Hollyhocks Set


I've coloured it us using Copic Markers - 
Skin - E000, E00, E01, E11, R20
Hair - 100, C1
Kimono, hairbands - E07, E08, E09, E19. C1, C3, C5
Umbrella - BG11, BG13
Slippers - C1, C3 C5
Fence - E31, E33, E35, E37
Ground - C1, C3, C5, C7

My design papers are Bo Bunny Serenity and to embellish I've simply used some white flat-back pearls.

Of course we have some amazing PRIZES for you! 

- Comment on EACH Blog from participating Guests and Design Team Members (links are attached below for your convenience) for a chance to WIN THREE STAMPS of your choice from our store! *we will pick two winners from your comments on different blogs.

- Make a qualifying* purchase in the La-La Land Crafts Store at any time between April 23rd and May 1st. All orders will be entered into the drawing and one of the orders will be refunded, making it FREE!
*rubber stamps only, digis excluded

In addition, we have a Limited Time Bundled PACKAGE!! You can purchase ALL 14 stamps stamps in this release with savings of over 20%!!
Click HERE to go shopping!

Here is  a recap of the amazing stamps we released on Monday, which are available RIGHT NOW!! 

And here is the full list of participants to help you along your way

Tuesday 24 April 2012

DT Quixotic Paperie - Post-it Note Holder

Howdy Bloggers! I have a cute little post-it note holder to share  today I found the tutorial for this over on Splitcoast Stampers and it's such an easy tutorial to follow. 

To make this I used
Papers - My Mind's Eye
Cardstock - The Paper Mill
Butterfly Sentiment - Whimsy Stamps
Satin Ribbon (two x 5" lengths)

The base is a 7" x 4" piece of card, scored @ 3.25" from each end and leaving a .05" spine in the middle. 

The carstock matts are 3" x 3.75" and the patterned paper adhered to them is 2.75" x 3.5". You need 3 of each - 1 for the outside front and 2 for inside. The ribbon is adhered to the card inside before I add the matts on top of it. 

I stamped the sentiment onto cryogen card with black momento ink, hand cut it out and adhered it with 3D foam. To finish it off I added 2 pink pearls on either side of the sentiment. 

I also used the current sketch from our MONTHLY SKETCH CHALLENGE when creating my post-it note holder. You can find the sketch and details HERE

Bunny Zoe's Crafts -  Ribbon or Twine
Love to Create - Anything Goes 
Make it Monday - Anything Goes 

Have a great day

Monday 23 April 2012

DT Whiff of Joy - New Release Sneak Peek

Today I have a preview of the new Whiff of Joy stamps to share. This beautiful collection of sympathy stamps, designed by Elizabeth Bell, will be available from the Whiff of Joy store on April 28th. 

You can see more previews from the collection on our Facebook group

Paper - Bo Bunny Serenity
Cardstock - Bazzil & The Paper Mill
Doily - Art n Hobby
Ribbon, pearls & pearl brad - Whiff of Joy
Sweet Tags Die - Whiff of Joy
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts

One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Card Makin' Mamas - Make it Girlie
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - Something New (New stamps and papers)
Fussy and Fancy - Punches / Die

Sunday 22 April 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie April Release HOP!!

Do YOU know what day it is??? It’s Krafty RELEASE DAY at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!! There are SO many incredible new stamps to SEE this month, so let’s get started! 

You should have arrived here from Krista's blog

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of AMAZING new stamps from all our artists! We’ve got something for everyone!! Lulu is back from Cheryl Alger.....we know how much you love her!! So we have a new set called PLAYTIME LULU! We also have TWO fantastic sets of adorable BUGGIES from Emilie Goulet called BUG BUDDIES 1 AND BUG BUDDIES 2!!! And of course we have an amazing new set of six WIZARD OF OZ inspired stamps from Annie Rodrigue! AND a fabulous OZ SENTIMENTS set to match!!!! Eeeeeeee!!!

You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our APRIL Krafty Hop! If you want to start from the beginning, just head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge Blog! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because some lucky stampers will win packages of these incredible stamps from the new release!! And when you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie shop, because ALL the new images are NOW available! 

And of course, as always, we have our Gimme Kimmies Kits available for those of you who ‘need it all’!! The stamps are grouped together by artist and are available at a discount, but only for a limited time!!

Next stop on the hop is Cheryl's blog!
Happy Hopping

Saturday 21 April 2012

Make it Crafty Inspiration DT - Fairy Dahlia

This is my 2nd post today. If you are looking for my Kraftin' Kimmie sketch challenge and new release project keep scrolling down or CLICK HERE. 

I have the very great honour to be on new Make it Crafty Inspiration Blog design team and today I am sharing a card I made featuring Fairy Dahlia, and Fairy Chair from the fabulous Fairy Garden elements collection. 

I merged both images together using which is a free photo editing program and is perfect for working with digital images. You can download it from HERE

I’ve coloured her up with copic markers -
Skin -E00, E01, E11 & R20 for her cheeks
Hair – E93, E95, E97 and E19 (dark shadows)
Dress – BG70, BG72, Bg75
Wings – BG0000, BG10
Flowers – RV55, RV63, RV66. G21, G24
Chair/Pebbles – C1 through C9
Dirt – E31, E33, E35

The papers I’ve used are Basic Grey Plumeria and I’ve stitched them down onto Bazzil cardstock. I mounted my image onto 3D foam dots for dimension. The embellishments I've added are :

Flowers – Prima Lilliput Roses
Feathers – ‘borrowed’ from my daughters craft box
Pins – Local drapery
Bare Dragonfly Chippie – Make it Crafty

You can check out the rest of the beautiful fairies in the store right HERE.

Challenges - 
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge -  – Something New (new papers)
Inspire Me Fridays – Always Anything Goes
Phindy’s Place - Stitches and Squares
Wags 'n Whiskers -  Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Things with Wings
Fashionista Challenge - Anything Goes for Girls

Thanks for dropping in today. 
Be sure to check out the Make it Crafty Store blog to see the wonderful posts my teamies have added. 


Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Sneak Peeks Day Three & Challenge

Hi everyone! Are we all LOVING the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps April releases thus far?!?! Today we kick off our new challenge, which is a fantastic sketch by Melanie, and I have the privilege of being HOSTESS for this challenge. That means the winner of the challenge will win the stamp I have featured on my card. As I have used 2 stamps the winner gets the choice of which one they prefer!! YAY!!

 The Krafty girls are previewing an eagerly awaited collection of stamps by the super talented Annie Rodrigue - The Wizard of OZ!! As I previously mentioned, I have used 2 images on my card today - Tin Man and Dorothy.... and just look at sweet little Toto in Dorothy's basket - precious!!! 

The papers I've used are from Prima Marketing and I've stitched them down onto black and white cardstock. I used a doily to represent the circle element in the sketch. Both images have  been trimmed out and mounted on 3D foam dots. For the border I used Martha Stewart's double dot punch. To embellish I've added some tickets and pearl swirls. The sentiment is also from the new collection.

All our new APRIL 2012 stamps will be available on Sunday at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! Bet you can't wait to see what the rest of the Krafty girls have created. You can find the full list HERE

Happy Saturday!!

Friday 20 April 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps April Release Peviews - Day Two

Good morning bloggers! I'm back with more sneak peeks from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!  I hope you enjoyed yesterdays sneak peeks featuring sweet Lulu by the fabulous Chery Alger :D 

Today we are featuring BUG BUDDIES 1 and BUG BUDDIES 2 by Emilie Goulet and you are gonna LOVE them!! 

My super cute BUTTERFLY is from Bug Buddies 1. The set comprises of  THREE fabulous images and FIVE coordinating sentiments.

I just love making circle cards. I cut my out circle and scalloped circle using nestabilities. My papers are from Prima and I've added some ribbon, lace and pearls for embellishment. My image has been coloured with copic markers, then trimmed out and mounted on 3D foam dots. 

If you would like the chance to get your hands on a set of Bug Buddies be sure to leave comments on the Krafty girl blogs as you go. You can find the full list HERE

Have fun!

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - Frame it with a Window

Each Monday and Friday the design teams from La-La Land Crafts aim to bring you a new and inspriational theme and this week our theme is FRAME IT WITH A WINDOW. 

 On my card I am using Marci with Bunny and she's been coloured with copic markers. 
Skin - E00, 00, 11, R20
Hair - E23, 25, 27
Dress/Hairband/Shoes - R21, 43, 46
Bunny - W1, W3

My papers are My Mind's Eye and they've been stitched down onto teal and coral cardstock. I created the frame using Labels 23 nestabilities and cutting out the middle with a craft knife. 

Don't forget to link up to the Customer Gallery and be in with a chance to win our monthly prize.

Wild Orchid Crafts - Spring is in the Air
Papertake Weekly - A Stitch in Time
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Punches and Dies

Have a wonderful weekend

Thursday 19 April 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps April Release Peviews - Day One

It's April preview time and all the Krafty Girls have loads to share with you. Today we are previewing another SUPER sweet set by Cheryl Alger -  PLAYTIME LULU

This super cute set has THREE amazing Lulu images and FOUR sentiment stamps to play with. 

Check out what the rest of the Krafty girls have created. You can find the full list HERE And be sure to leave a comment because one lucky stamper is going to WIN the new PLAYTIME LULU set!!!!!

Thanks for dropping by

Wednesday 18 April 2012

DT Quixotic Paperie - Tell Your Story Mini Album


I have something a little different to share with you today. I LOVE to alter things and I especially love to make mini albums and when I saw the new collections from Prima Marketing I just HAD to use Nature Garden paper pad. It's been so long since I made a mini album, I enjoyed every second of it.

I added loads of extra journalling cards and photo matts and I created 2 paperbag pocket pages which also contain extra space for keepsake items.

The wonderful flowers are also from the Nature Garden range, as are the chipboard die cuts. 

Tags and journalling cards in pockets. 

Paperbag pocket with acetate overlay covering photo matt

Hope it inspires :)

Sunday 15 April 2012

Whiff of Joy Summer Kit Sneak Peek

Today I have the pleasure of giving you a little sneak peek of Whiff of Joy's Summer Stamp Kit which is available to pre-order from today. Can you guess the theme??

I've used the fantastic sketch from Whiff of Joy Challenges when creating my preview card today. You can check out all the details of the challenge HERE

Be sure to pop around to the rest of my teamies blogs to see what they have created today. 

Have a great Sunday!

Saturday 14 April 2012

DT Whiff of Joy & Basic Grey Challenges - Spring Colours

The new challenges this fortnight on Basic Grey Challenges is SPRING COLOURS. 

For my card I used one of the beautiful images from Whiff of Joy Spring 2011 - Spring Leap. The papers are Basic Grey Picadilly and are machine stitched.

I coloured my image using both copic markers and touch twin markers. I was surprise how well they work together :o

The ribbon, pearls and flowers are also from Whiff of Joy

Card Makin' Mamas - Make it Girlie 
 Wags 'n Whiskers -  Anything Goes
CCEE Stampers - Use 3 embellishments
Copic Marker Europe - Skin tones
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Spring colours/pastels
Paper Crafting Journey - 3 or more patterned papers
Little Darlings Challenges - Pastels
Little Red Wagon - Spring colors

Friday 13 April 2012

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - Unusual Hair Colours

Good morning! Each Monday and Friday the design teams from La-La Land Crafts aim to bring you a new and inspirational theme. This week our theme is 


I made my card using Mod Marci - perfect for the theme I think! :) 

To colour her I used Copic Markers -
Skin - E000, 00, 11, R20
Hair - B21, 23, 32
Reds - R00. 21, 22
Yellow - Y00, 13, 15
Boots - C1 through C7
Guitar - E31, 33, 35. Colourless Blender

My papers are My Mind's Eye, Dilly Dally. They've been matted and stitched onto brown and blue cardstock. To embellish I added some Whiff of Joy ribbon, paper flowers, a vintage postcard and a ticket.

Challenges - 
Copic Marker Europe - Skin tones
Delightful Challenges - Stitching (real or faux)
Just Inspirational Challenges - Photo Inspiration
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - April showers bring spring flowers

Thursday 12 April 2012

DT Quixotic Paperie - Mariposa Eyes

Hi everyone!! So, who's had enough already with school holidays??!! Seriously,  Monday can NOT come soon enough. 2 weeks of miserable weather means 2 weeks of bored kiddos stuck indoors - which makes for a  very stressed out momma, lol. Every time I sit down to make something I'm attacked with tea party scenarios or pleading little faces asking to play Moshi Monsters on my laptop!!
Anywhoooooo, today I have a sweet card I made using one of the new SCACD stamps. She is Susana Loves Stamps - Mariposa Eyes and you can buy her in the Eyes of Dreams set of 4 stamps with a bonus stamp or as a single stamp.

My papers are Prima's Meadow Lark and I've matted and stitched them onto pink, white and lilac cardstock. I coloured my image with copic markers and added some star dust stickles to her wings.

The beautiful circle sentiment is from Whimsey's Spring Letter Seals. I've just added a touch of sparkle around the edge.

House of Gilli - Flowers
Paper Pretties - Use Lots of Layers
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Butterflies
The Outlawz - Name Yourself Day (S for Stickles)

Thank you so much for popping in!

Sunday 8 April 2012

Color Me Creative - Spring Pretties

Good evening and Happy Easter Sunday!!

This is my 2nd post today. If you are here looking for my Tickled Pink sponsors Paper Sundaes post then just keep scrolling down or click right HERE.
We are into Week 2 of the new challenge over on Colo{u}r Me Creative.

This challenge will run until April 13th and the theme is 


Pull out any image you wish and color it with some pretty spring color combos however you'd like with your alcohol markers and pencils! Have fun & try something new or just use your favorite technique!!

We want to see you use YOUR COPICS, ProMarkers, other alcohol markers or Colored Pencils!!

You can use the pictures below if you need some inspiration

-Use any image you want BUT MAKE SURE YOU LINK BACK TO THE CMC CHALLENGE in your blog post!!
-Image MUST be colored with Copics, ProMarkers, other alcohol markers or Colored Pencils!
UPLOAD YOUR ENTRIES to the Photo Gallery and TAG them with the word "spring2" so they can be seen easily!
**IF you post your project in your blog MAKE SURE TO LINK BACK TO THE CMC CHALLENGE **
Entries MUST be tagged and uploaded to the photo gallery by April 13th at 7:00 pm EST!


Our Sponsor for this challenge is -
Little Darling Stamps

On my card I've used Pinwheel Love. The background stamp is a SNEAK PEEK of what Little Darlings Rubber Stamps are releasing on April 25th ;)

The prize for this challenge - 
One Winner will receive 2 Stamps from Little Darling Stamps
* and *
1 Pack of Cryogen Cardstock

Other challenges - 
Catch The Bug - April Anything goes
Copic Marker Europe - Skin tones (E000, 00, 01, R20)
ATCs & Cards With Attitude - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays – Always Anything Goes
OOZAK - Anything Goes