Saturday, November 26, 2011

Productive day

I have had a relatively busy day for a Saturday after report cards. Its amazing how good you feel when you have completed everything on your to do list. Its even better when you still find time to create.

Below is a card I have created for the Lili of the Valley Challenge 122 Anything goes. I used my Best Creations glitter Christmas pack paper, some cardstock, Spellbinders labels 16, copics, and of course my Lili of the Valley stamp titled "Little Holly". I couldn't resist creating another card with her as I didn't get my last one done in time to submit. Check out the Lili of the Valley challenge blog at

Basic Grey Challenge Winner-Yay

Woke up this morning to the great news that I have officially won my second blog challenge. I have to say that although my blog has been stagnant the last little while I have really enjoyed entering all the challenges over the last week and sincerely hope I can continue with the motivation to do so now that I have started.

I will be on later to post some of my latest cards and of course enter a few more challenges.


Monday, November 21, 2011

Baby update and another challenge submission

I have officially made it to the third trimester. My little baby girl and soon to be crafter is growing big and strong and already keeping her mom up. I have to say that my favourite part of being pregnant is those times I wake up to my little one kicking. I know that I will miss that once she is born.

My little fur baby, little yorkie-poo, loves sitting on my tummy and bouncing as her little sister kicks her. We are working hard to teacher her the command gentle and will soon be introducing her to a little baby doll to get her ready for the change that will happen in her home.

With a little girl on the way I have been drawn to all things girly and couldn't resist colouring some more of my Penny Black Mimi Stamps. They are way too cute and I couldn't resist.

For this card I kept it simple. The stamp is called Sweet thing by Penny black, the sentiment is from Penny black too.I coloured using my copics and then used opaque white to add highlights. I used Lilybee design's Picket fence design paper, cardstock, and ribbon from my stash.

I am entering this card into One Crazy Stamper's November food and drink challenge found at:

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Whimsy stamps challenge 15 Flower power

In the beginning of October I was the Whimsy Wee stamp winner. Once I got my hands on my prize I couldn't wait to test drive them. Or course life got in the way. I noticed this week on Whimsy Stamps their challenge was the perfect opportunity for me to break out my prizes and put them to good use. The following is the card I managed to create.
I used my Wee Stamp titled Sweet Blossom. There are tons of cute little flowers on the stamp which I thought would really work for this challenge. I Stamped the image with Momento black ink and coloured using my copics.  The sentiment is from Lili of the valley and I used a green chalk ink to change its colour. The ribbon is from my ever growing stash. I fell in love with the design paper  from Basic Grey's Lauderdale line. It really brought the colours together creating a nice sunshine filled card. Lastly I used my Spellbinders labels 16 to cut out my image.

I am entering this card into Whimsy's stamp challenge 15 at

Check it out. I can't wait to make a few more of these.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Creative outlet

This year when it came to report cards I made sure to allow time to unwind with some good old fashion creative time. Last night I decided to get crafty with Art Impressions Snowy tots snowman stamp.

For this card I used Art Impressions Snowy tots snowman stamp in momento ink. I coloured them with my copic markers and layered and mounted them on to some DP paper from last years Bo Bunny Christmas line. The ribbon is from my stash. I added little white pearls to the tops of the snowmen hats to add dimension.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Last post for Tonight

Wow, I really got a lot done. I am glad I had time to share what I have created this weekend as most often than not I just run out of time to blog. I have created one more card to add to my stash. I love to have all kinds of cards on hand. It means I always have one ready to go if the occassion arises and I am not in a creative mood.

For this card I stamped the image from Your Next Stamp titled Pierre from France in momento ink. I coloured him using my copic markers and cut out the image using my spellbinders labels 2 die. I distressed the image using Jumbo Java ink and layered him over DP from Basic Grey's Oxford paper pad. The sentiment is from a Technique Tuesday set I have.

I am entering this cutie into the One Crazy Stamper Challenge found at

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Entry #2 for onecrazystamper's November challenge

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For this card I used lots of cardstock, some design paper from My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Blush 6x6 paper pad,and Spellbinders labels 11. The stamp is a C.C. Design stamp called Latte Kiki which is of course coloured with my copics. I love the Kiki images as they allow lots of room for blending.

I am entering this card into onecrazystamper's November challenge found on their blog at:

For a dear friend

A friend of mine is going through a hard time right now so I decided to make the card above for her to let her know that someone loves her just the way she is. I stamped MFT's Miss you a Latte in momento black ink and then coloured with copics. The sentiment is also from MFT's Flopsey bunny stamp set. The DP is from my Basic Grey's Out of print 6x6 pad and then I added a few rhinestones to complete the card.

I am entering this card into the Onecrazystamper November challenge at:

More Holiday Creations

Once I got started on the Holiday gifts I couldn't stop. What better way to put my creativity to use. I definitely needed it after I spent a whole weekend working on Report Cards.

I made the following card using a stamped image from Lili of the Valley titled Snow Bears.  I love their little critter stamps and this one was so fun to colour I made a few. I used my copic Markers to colour in the image and then added Star dust stickles to the falling snowflakes and ground. I cut it out using a Spellbinders die. The pattern paper is from Basic Grey's Oxford, Jovial, and Nordic Holiday lines

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Lili of the Valley Challenge 120 creature comforts :
Basic Grey Challenge 57 Mix and Match:

Penny Black gold and presents challenge

It has been a while since I posted but I have been a busy beaver. Getting ready for Christmas is my favourite time of the year. I rarely buy presents as I love being creative and making something special for everyone.  Here is a tag that one of my lucky friends will get on their package this year.

I used a manilla tag and coloured it with Tim Holtz new distress ink Festive Berries and Vintage photo. I attached gold snowflakes I punched out using a Martha Stewart punch and a ribbon from my stash. The image is By Penny Black titled Gift of Giving which is coloured with copic markers. I love the Mimi stamps. Its hard to see in the photo but the bows on the presents and the little dots on her scarf have been enhanced with gold Stickles.

I am entering this tag into the Penny Black Saturday challenge week 177 found at