Saturday, December 31, 2011

penguin love

Happy New Year's Eve!

Hope you have something fun and happy to do tonight!  I am spending time with my lovely family!  Nothing better than that!

I made this adorable penguin card in getting ready for the new year!

Isn't he cute!  This image is from Whimsie Doodles. The snowflakes are spellbinders dies that have been decorated with viva decor in silver.


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Ch#17 at Crafting for all Seasons "Fairies"

Crafting for all Seasons is having a new challenge today with the theme of Fairies.  We have some lovely projects to inspire you today.

We have two sponsors for this challenge: 

Whoopsi Daisy with the prize of 2 sheets (8 images)

The Stamping Boutique with the prize of 3 digital images or 1 digital paper pack of winner's choice

Here are my DT cards:

A Whoopsi Daisy image

"Cynthia on birthday cake" by the stamping boutique image

Join us at Crafting for all Seasons for our fairies challenge!

Monday, December 26, 2011

The Scrapbooking Queen is having another challenge!

This month the Scrapbooking Queen is having an "Anything Goes" challenge!  There will be plenty of prizes to win and a lot of fun to be had.

Here are my DT cards for this challenge:

I used this wonderful image from Pink Cat Studio called Hot Cocoa Owl.  I created one card with a Christmas theme and then the other card with a Snowy January theme.

Make sure you head over to the Queen's blog to link up your project today!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Winter Wishes challenge at One Stop Craft Challenge

Merry Christmas Eve Everyone!  Tomorrow is Christmas Day and I can't believe it is almost here!  I hope you all have a wonderful and relaxing holiday!

Today at One Stop Craft Challenge we are starting a new challenge called "winter wishes"!  The prize for this challenge is a $10 gift certificate from Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps.

Here is my DT card for this challenge:

This card gave me fits.  LOL  I redid this card over three times to get it right.  Sometimes they finish easy and sometimes not.  

Recipe:  image - meljen's designs (cozy winter owl)
Liquid Applique - white
Inkadinkado - flocking powder white
cream lace
copic markers

Please head over to One Stop Craft Challenge and enter your card!


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Having fun...

Today I am posting a card that I made using no digital images.  Something I don't normally do.  LOL  Why I don't do this more often I don't know.  I just started playing around with different things and this is what came of it.

Sizzix Accordian fold flower set
Sizzix vine#2
Martha Stewart - pine branch punch
K&company papers - very merry
Silhouette flourish
Distress Inks - pine needles
The Greeting Farm Sentiment

Monday, December 19, 2011

The Greeting Farm Customer Holiday Blog Hop

Hello Hoppers! Welcome to my blog and the 3rd Annual TGF Customer Holiday Blog Hop!

Two Grand Prizes will be drawn for the participant's creations and a random hopper will ALSO win the ENTIRE upcoming January Release!   That's 6 sets in all- a HUGE prize...and the only way to win is by participating in the blog hop!

For my project today I made two holiday stockings to decorate the little tree in my kitchen.  :) I am entering my project into the HOLIDAY category.

I had to make a two stockings one for a girl and one for a boy!  

Now head back over to the TGF blog to continue onto the next stop along the customer blog hop!  Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great holiday!

Girl image - TGF retired
Boy image - TGF Oh boy! Ian
Stockings, HOHOHO tag, Joy tag- Cricut Cartridge "Very Merry Tags"
Flourishes - Silhouette
Viva Decor pens - Red and Green
TH Distress Ink - Antique Linen
Liquid Applique Stitching
Red pearls and Green crystals
Red and GreenTwine

Paper Playtime Challenge - say it with sentiment

Good Monday Morning Everyone!  Today at Paper Playtime is the "Say it with Sentiments" Challenge!  This challenge is scheduled for the 3rd Monday each Month and I was lucky enough to have been asked to be a Guest Designer for this challenge by Janis herself the owner of Paper Playtime!  Thank you so much for the chance to be part of your wonderful team this month Janis!

My GDT card for this challenge:

Paper - K & Company "very merry"

I wanted to create a very clean and simple card for this challenge so the sentiment really stood out.  The little girls top is paper pieced and the rest of her is colored with copic markers.  Just one little button with twine for an embellishment.

Thank you for stopping by and please head over to Paper Playtime to join in on the "say it with sentiment" challenge.


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Hambo Hoedown - Corners

No cracks about my card.  LOL

Today I am making a card for the hoedown challenge at Hambo.  This challenge is to dress up the corners on your card.

Here is my card for this challenge:

The image is from Hambo and is called the plumber.  Too funny.  I love the humor of the hambo images.  Remember, no cracks. I thought this would be a perfect card for my sister's birthday!

This card won best in show at the Hambo Hoedown.  Here is the winning post.

Hambo image - Plumber
squares - Lifestyle crafts
Flowers - MS hydrangea punch
Flourish - sizzix flourish die
Corners - sizzix corner die


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Snowflake Tag

It is really cold here today so of course I had to make a snowflake project.  LOL  Over at The Greeting Farm they are having a TAG challenge so I thought this would be a great project to make.

Using a My Guy Ian "special autumn" image, a silhouette snowflake flourish and a snowflake tag made using Cricut cartridge "very merry tags".  I made this chilly tag.  :)


Crafting for all Seasons Ch#16 - Christmas Projects

At Crafting for all Season, we are having a new challenge and the theme is Christmas.

We have two wonderful sponsors for this challenge:
You can see more of Tracey Malnofski's design's here at
 PRIZE: 3 digital images or 1 digital paper pack of winner's choice

You can see more of Melissa Jenkins's Designs here at
PRIZE: Four digital images of winner's choice

Here is my DT card for this challenge:
using "snow star ornament" from Meljen's Designs

Head over to Crafting for all Seasons and enter into the challenge today.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Traditional Christmas Colors challlenge at One Stop Craft

At One Stop Craft Challenge we are having another challenge and the theme of this challenge is "Traditional Christmas Colors.

This card got picked as a favorite for the week on Splitcoast Stampers!

My DT card for this challenge is:

I used a Robyn's Fetish image of a Christmas Bell our sponsor for this challenge.  I really love this image and they way that it came out. I also used Lifestyle craft dies for the frame around the bell and for the berry plant die cut.  The tag is from MFT.  The sentiment is from The Greeting Farm.

Have a great weekend and head over to OSCC and enter your own card.

pollycraft - Christmas fun
CES - traditional Christmas
squiggle stamps - let's celebrate
card makin mamas - Christmas
clearly istamp - Christmas
Crafty catz - anything goes
inspire me fridays - anything goes
Our Craft Lounge - C&S Christmas
paper cutz - jingle bells
2sisters - Christmas

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Teacher Bookmark

I have been working on teacher presents again and wanted to post my fun idea for a great teacher present.  Ok most teachers will tell they get flowers or candy from their students.  Well I wanted to send in something a little different.  So I have created a special Christmas bookmark for the teachers.  Tell me what you think....

I wanted to make something with an inspirational message for the teachers.  Something they might use and enjoy. So hence the idea of a bookmark.

Image - Tiddly Inks "School Girl"
Tim Holtz - Adage tickets
K&Company paper "Very Merry"

Charisma Cardz - no cards
colour create - red, white and green
crafty ribbon - challlenge #8
cute card thursday - anything goes
meljen's designs - green
PCJ - Christmas

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

soft colors

Today, I am posting a card using soft colors.  Blues and Greens.  I love the idea of using non traditional colors on Christmas cards.  It gives the card a sweet feel.

I went to my rubber stamp stash, that I haven't used in a while a pulled out this lovely image from The Greeting Farm.  These images always color up so nicely.

I just love all of the Miss Anya sets.  They are my favorites from The Greeting Farm.  I added some heated Liquid Applique to the fur on her ear muffs, coat lining, and hand warmer.  Too cute.

Love it.  Have a great day!

Monday fun day challenge - TGF
hooked on craft challenge - winter wonderland
incy wincy designs - non traditional colors
pollycraft - Christmas fun
bearly mine - non traditional colors
TSB - non traditional colors

Monday, December 5, 2011

Blog Candy Winner

Congratulations A.J. your my blog candy winner!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow Dawn I love the digi you used and such a pretty crard.AJ!

A.J. please contact me with you email address.  :)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Here we come a caroling Blog Hop

The Scrapbooking Queen is hosting a blog hop from December 2nd to December 4th pst!  Come on in and sing with us!  It is the time of year to go caroling!  We all created a card(s) using a wonderful Christmas carol as inspiration.  We also added the music that inspired the card we made!  You might find some prizes along the way.

I am giving away some candy to one lucky commenter on my post.  To win the candy just become a follower and comment on this post! I will announce the winner on December 5th.  So make sure to stop back then!

The candy I am giving away is digital images from Bugaboo!!!

My song for this caroling blog hop is Frosty the Snowman!
I used a wonderful image from Meljen's Designs called "Caroling Snowmen".

Image: Meljen's Designs - Caroling Snowmen
Ek success border punch - trees
MS snowflake punch
Liquid Applique - white
Viva pearl pen - yellow

This card won TOP 5 over at Meljen's Designs!  Here is the winning post!

aud sentiments -any winter holiday sentiment
meljen's designs - ch#87

Hop along to the next blog on the inlinkz list: