Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Much love...

Good morning everyone...

I wanted to pop in today and share the birthday card that I made for one of my nieces who loves dogs! 
It features one of my all time favorite stamps from LOTV! It's stamped with MFT Black Licorice ink, colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Taylored Expressions. I used a Sizzix die for the dotted rectangle and MFT dies for the flowers, circles, tab and paperclip.

Well that's all for now, thanks so much for stopping by!
Tammy :)

Challenges I would like to enter:
613 Avenue Create- Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Mainly Blue
As You Like It- Favorite Pink or Blue: Blue, it's one of my favorite colors and I love to work with it!
Create and Inspire- Anything Goes w/optional springtime
Papercraft- flowers
Penny Black and More- Anything Goes
Retro Rubber- (C10) Beautiful Flowers (I've had this rubber stamp since 2014)
Stamps & Fun = Creativity- Animal
The Crafter's Cafe- All creatures great and small
The Crafty AddictsAnything Goes

Thursday, May 10, 2018

All Dressed up

Hello everyone...

A new challenge starts today over at Cardz 4 Galz and the theme is...
All Dressed Up!
My card features a pre-colored digi stamp from The Paper Shelter... I think this image is sooo cute and she made the perfect Mother's day card for my mom! The blue floral background was created with a piece of embossed cardstock and Faded Jeans Distress ink. The flowers & circles were cut with MFT dies, the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp and to finish it up I added some pearls.

I hope you can join us and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the teams beautiful creations!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of the comments you leave!
Hugs, Tammy

Challenges I would like to enter:
Aud SentimentsCute + A Sentiment
Crafter's Castle- ATG/Optional twist: a favorite technique (making handmade flowers)
Crafty Creations- Always Anything Goes
Di's Digis Designs- For Mom or Special Lady
Die Cut Divas- Flowers
Dies R Us- Flowers
Dragonfly Dreams- Here Come the Girls
Pammie's Inky Pinkies- Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter- Round it Up! (round flower centers, circle behind the image & pearls)

Monday, May 7, 2018

Collage card for mom

Good morning everyone!

Today I wanted to share a collage type of card with you... It's my first attempt and I'm pretty happy with it but next time I think I'll use Tim Holtz Collage Medium products because I didn't get the results I wanted with Mod Podge and crackle paint. 
Anyway... the background was created with several Tim Holtz Pocket cards, the flowers and butterfly are from a Tim Holtz Ephemera package. Everything was distress with Walnut stain DI and the sentiment was cut out of gold painted cardstock with MFT dies. The tag was cut with a Tim Holtz die and to finish it up I added a twine bow.

Thanks so much for stopping by... I'll see you soon!

Challenges I would like to enter:
4 Crafty Chicks- Women Celebration
A Inky Mess- Anything mixed media goes
Always Fun- For a Female/Mom
Crafty Calendar- Things with Wings
Crafty Catz- Anything Goes with option twist: flowers
Creative Artiste- Anything Mixed Media Goes
Watercooler Wednesday- (C8) Feminine
We Love 2 Create- Always Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Smile Crocodile :)

Good morning everyone!

I have a really fun card to share with you today and it features my new Croc die from Simon Says Stamp! Isn't it cute?! I donate many of my cards to a local charity so when I saw this die I knew I had to have it! I made several cards and this one is my favorite... I think it will put a huge smile on a child's face :)
To create the background I used Tim Holtz Thatched stencil and Twisted Citron DI and then stamped the 'crocodile' word using a Hero Arts stamp. I cut the double stitched rectangle with a Tim Holtz die, I used a Avery Elle die for the postage stamp and a Little Yellow Bicycle die for the 'smile' sentiment... to finish it up I added some tiny googly eyes. 

That's all for now... thanks so much for stopping by and for all the comments you leave!
Hugs, Tammy

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
Animal Friends- Stitching
My Time to Craft- Inspired By A Movie (Crocodile Dundee)
Penny's Paper-Crafty- Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday- Animal Magic
Try It On Tuesday- Stencils, die cuts or both
Tuesday Throwdown- Critter Crazy

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Showered with Love

Good morning everyone!

A new challenge starts today over at Cardz 4 Galz and the theme is...
April Showers!
My card features the cute Umbrella Teddy from Bugaboo Stamp... it's colored with Copics, the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp along with the tiny heart die. I used MFT dies for the stitched rounded rectangle, stitched circles and flowers, all three papers are from Pebbles.

Now head on over to the main challenge blog and check out the beautiful cards by the other team members!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of the comments you leave!
Tammy :)

Challenges I would like to enter:
Card Mania- Spring
Catch the Bug- Bingo: Sentiment, Player's Choice & Stitching
Crafty Gals Corner- Anything Goes
Cut it Up- Bugs and Critters + dies
Di's Digis Designs- Include an animal
Love to Scrap- April Showers bring May Flowers
Simon Says Wednesday- Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays- Anything Goes

Monday, April 23, 2018

Hello Yellow Flowers...

Good afternoon everyone! 

I wanted to pop in today and share another mixed media card with you :)
I created a watercolor wash background with Fossilized Amber Oxide ink, once dry I stenciled Mustard Seed Distress ink through the Tim Holtz Burlap stencil and then stamped some text using a Stampendous stamp. I then spritzed it with a mixture of Perfect Pearls and water... I love the reaction of Fossilized Amber Oxide ink and Perfect pearls... it turned a beautiful, shimmery pastel peach color! The Hydrangea Petals and Hello sentiment were cut with Simon Says Stamp dies and to finish it up I added some sequins. 

Well that's all for now, thanks so much for stopping by!
Tammy :)

Challenges I would like to enter:
A2Z Scrapbooking-Flower Power
Crafty Friends- Flowers
Craft Rocket- Flowers
Dragonfly Journeys- April Showers Bring May Flowers
Make My Monday- In the Garden
Simon Says Wednesday- Sparkle and Shine 
Southern Girls- (C10) Fairies, Fantasy and/or Flowers

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Hello...

Hello everyone!

Today I have another card to share that I created using Distress Oxide Inks...
For the background- I sponged Cracked Pistachio and Fossilized Amber Oxide inks onto mixed media paper. Next, I misted the TH lace stencil with water and then 'stamped' it on the inked paper, after a few minutes I removed the stencil and let the paper air dry. I used the same Oxide inks to watercolor the Hero Arts butterflies and then cut them out with a coordinating die. The sentiment was cut with a Simon Says Stamp die and I used a Avery Elle die for the stitched rectangle. 

I love how this card turned out... I will definitely use this this technique again :)
Enjoy your day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Challenges I would like to enter:
A Inky Mess- Anything mixed media goes
Creative Artiste- Anything mixed media goes (2nd entry)
Get Creative- No Pattern Paper
Happy Little Stampers- Always Anything Goes with Dies
Mix it up- Anything Goes + optional twist of Bleaching
Sunny Day Crafting- Bugs and Insects
Try It On TuesdayNature's Beauty

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Party Time

Good morning everyone!

A new challenge starts today over at Cardz 4 Galz and the theme is...
Black, White + 1 bright color.
My card features a cute little dog from Bugaboo Stamps... it's colored with Copics and the graphic greetings sentiment is from Taylored Expressions. The flowers were cut with MFT dies, the papers are from American Crafts and to finish it up I added some pearls.

I hope you can join us and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the teams beautiful creations!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of the comments you leave!
Hugs, Tammy

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
Aud Sentiments- Happy Birthday
Catch the Bug- Anything Goes
Crafter's CastleAnything Goes Optional twist dimension
Crafty Creations- Always Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper- Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations- Include an Animal
Cutie Pie- Delightful Digis
Fab 'n' Funky- Cute Critters
Sweet Stampers- Too Cute

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Funky Tulips

Good afternoon everyone!

I wanted to pop in today and share a couple of cards featuring my new Tulips stamp from Lindsay Ostrom/Impression Obsession! I love this stamp and it was so fun to color! 

On this card I created the background with Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide ink, spritzed it with water and then added some dark coral dots with Simon Says Stamp falling snow stencil...  
and on my second card, I created the background with Cracked Pistachio Oxide ink, spritzed with Perfect Pearls and a blue shimmer mist. Once dry, I stamped the corners with a mesh stamp from Darkroom Door. The die cut sentiment and stamped sentiment are both from Simon Says Stamp. 
That's all for now, thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Tammy :)

Challenges I would like to enter:
4 Crafty Chicks- Flowers
Craftaholics R Us- Birthday Cards
Creative Artiste- Anything Mixed Media Goes
Penny Black and More- Black and white + one (first card B&W+ coral)
Shopping Our Stash- Black, White + 1 other color (first card B&W + coral)
Watercooler Wednesday- (C8) Feminine
We Love 2 Create- Always Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes

Other Supplies:
MFT Black Licorice ink, Copics & Prisma Pencils
Strathmore Mixed Media paper
Avery Elle Wonky Stitched die
Sequins

Monday, April 2, 2018

Love You...

Good morning everyone! 

Aurora Wings is celebrating their 4th Anniversary and for this challenge they want to see any of their adorable Sprites images on your cards! 
I wanted to play along so I printed out this gorgeous Bluebell Sprite! She's colored with Copics using one of my favorite color combos... teal and lime green and then I added a bit of shading with Prisma pencils. The double stitched rectangles were cut with Sizzix/Tim Holtz dies and I used a poppy Stamp die for the stitched flower. 

Well, that's all for now... thanks so much for stopping by and for all the comments you leave!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Aurora Wings- Sprite Delight V
Artistic Inspirations- Anything Goes
Daring Cardmakers- Do Something Digi (my image)
Dies R Us- Anything Goes + Dies
Digistamps 4 JoyAnything Goes + optional Bright Colors
Incy Wincy Designs- Nature and all it's Beauty
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- Always Anything Goes

Thursday, March 29, 2018

make a Wish

Good morning everyone!

Today starts a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz and this time we would like to see buttons and/or bows on your cards!
I decided to make a girly 'dog lover' card and it features a cute image from QKR Stampede. It's colored with Copics and the ticket sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps. The stitched buttons were cut with Poppy Stamps dies, I used a Sizzix die for the dotted rectangle and a Tim Holtz die for the double stitched rectangle. The papers are from Doodlebug Designs and the flower button & twine are from my stash. 

Now head on over to the main challenge blog and check out the beautiful cards by the other team members!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of the comments you leave!
Tammy :)

Challenges I would like to enter:
Colouring in Scrapland- Anything Goes + hand colored image
Crafting By Designs- Pink + one other color
Crafty Creations- Always Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner- Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs- Anything Goes
QKR Stampede- Anything Goes

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

a lot of carrots...

Good morning everyone! 

I have another Easter card to share with you... 
It features a sweet image from Penny black... it's stamped with black licorice ink and colored with Copics. The sentiment is from Paper Pretties and the papers are from Echo Park. I used MFT dies for the corners & stitched circle and the background was cut with a Avery Elle die. 

Thanks so much for stopping by... I'll see you Thursday.
Tammy :)

Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafty Cardmakers- Bunnies, Chicks or Eggs
Happy Little Stampers- Always Anything Goes with Dies
Make My Monday- Easter Fun
Penny Black Saturday- Anything Goes + optional: Easter or Chocolate Brown
Scribbles Designs- Bunny Hop
Sweet Stampin- Easter
The Library- Inspired by the book- Watership Down 

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Hoppy Easter

Good morning everyone!

I wanted to pop in real quick today and share a couple of Easter cards...

They feature one of my favorite Easter images from Bugaboo Stamp! They are colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Paper Smooches. 
The papers are from Echo Park, the little bunny was cut with a Poppy Stamps die and I used MFT & Avery Elle dies for everything else. 
And there you have it... two fun and colorful Easter cards. Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of the comments you leave!
Tammy :)

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
A Gem of a Challenge- Easter Time
C.R.A.F.T.- Spring/Easter
Cutie Pie- Spring Cuties
Dragonfly Journeys- Bunnies, Chicks & Ducks, Oh My!
Hannah & Friends- Easter / Spring
Shopping Our Stash- (C13) Here Comes Peter Cottontail

Thursday, March 15, 2018

a day at the beach...

Good morning everyone!

Today starts a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz and this time we would like to see
your beach or nautical creations. I have two beach themed cards to share with you... a vintage one and a very bright one! :)

On my vintage card I used the gorgeous 'Children's Hour' collection from Graphic 45... this time I used papers from the month of July.
And on my second card I used a fun image from Bugaboo Stamps...  
This little beach frog was colored with Copics and the papers are from Doodlebug Design. I used a Little Yellow Bicycle die for the 'smile' sentiment and a Momenta die for the sea shells.

 Now head on over to the main challenge blog and check out the beautiful cards by the other team members!

I'm heading to Arizona tomorrow afternoon with my sister and niece, we are finally going to see my parents new house! :)  So, If I don't stop by your blog today I will catch up with you next week! Thanks so much for stopping by.
Tammy x

Challenges for card #1
Creative Craft Cottage- make it Feminine 
Deep Ocean- Vintage / Shabby Chic
Dream Valley- Vintage
Pause Dream Enjoy- Anything Goes
Unicorn- Make It Girly

Challenges for card #2
Catch the BugNatures Wonders- All Creatures Big and Small
Crafty Gals Corner- Make it Green
Penny's Paper-Crafty- Anything Goes
Watercooler WednesdayAll About Occasions

Monday, March 12, 2018

Playing with Paper...

Happy Monday Everyone!

I wanted to pop in today and share a couple of cards that I made with my new Graphic 45 'Children's Hour' paper pad! You get 2 double-sided sheets of cardstock with different patterns on each side for each month of the year! 

Here are the two cards that I made with the March papers...
I made the St. Patrick's Day card for my wonderful In-laws and the second card will be added to the box of cards that I will donate to my favorite charity.  
These cards were sooo fun to make! I love all of the images and beautiful colors and no stamping or coloring was involved! Some days it's just fun to play with paper and boy, do I have a lot! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of the comments you leave.
I'll see you soon!
Tammy x

Challenges for card #1
Crafty Calendar- Add a Tag or Make One
Simply Create Too- Use Green

Challenges for card #2
Brown Sugar- Spring or Easter
Craft Rocket- Something New (New Paper Pad)
Do-Al (l) Kreatives- Spring/Easter
My Time to Craft- Easter/Spring
Simon Says Stamp MondayEaster/ Spring
Watercooler Wednesday- Anything Feminine Goes 

Other supplies:
 Cuttlebug Argyle embossing folder, MFT shamrock die, Sizzix dotted rectangle die, TH distressing tool and twine

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Christmas Trees for Sale

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge AND as always it's Anything Goes as long as you create a Christmas card or project!
My card features a sweet snowman image from QKR Stampede... it's colored with Copics and I added a little twine bow to the tree. The papers are from BoBunny and Wild Rose Studio and to finish it up I added some small cream pearls.

Now head on over to the main challenge blog and check out the beautiful cards by the other team members.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of the comments you leave!
Hugs, Tammy 

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'- Anything goes
Crafter's Castle- (C10) Anything Goes+ optional: Favorite Technique (coloring with Copics)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas- ATG Christmas W/optional theme: Vintage or Shabby Chic
HLS Christmas- Anything Goes w/optional twist- Reindeer
Pammie's Inky Pinkies- Always Anything Goes
QKR Stampede- Anything Goes
The Corrosive- Always Anything Goes

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Furry Friends

Good morning everyone!

A new challenge starts today over at Cardz 4 Galz and the theme is...
Furry Friends... one of my favorite themes! 
My card features the adorable 'Looking Chic' image from Penny Johnson... it's stamped with MFT Black Licorice ink, colored with Copics and I added a bit of shading with Prisma pencils. The circle sentiment is from Hero Arts and I created the flowers with MFT dies. 

I hope you can join us and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the teams beautiful creations!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of the comments you leave!
Tammy :)

Challenges I would like to enter:
Artistic Inspirations- Anything Goes W/optional use flowers
Aud Sentiments- Anything Goes + Sentiment 
Color Inspiration Monday- Anything Goes with Hand-Colored images
Crafty Cardmakers- (C15) Flora Delight
Creatalicious- Anything Goes + Option: Girly
Cute Card Thursday- Anything Goes
Deep Ocean- Cute and Cuddly
Pammie's Inky Pinkies- Always Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty- Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday- Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door- Always Anything Goes

Saturday, February 24, 2018

just for you...

Hello everyone! 

Before all of the February challenges end I wanted to share this 'love' card with you... 
It features a cute image from Stamping Bella... it's stamped with MFT Black Licorice ink and colored with Copics. I used a CottageCutz die for the eyelet circle, Cuttlebug dies for the flowers and the papers are from Kaisercraft & Chatterbox... to finish it up I added a few peach pearls. 

Well that's all for now, thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!
Tammy :)

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Ching-chou Kuik Digital Stamps- All you need is Love
Creative Craft Cottage- Love is all Around
Happy Little Stampers- Always Anything Goes with Dies 
My Time to Craft- Monochromatic
Penny Black and More- Love/Hearts and/or Flowers
Rubber Dance- Color theme and/OR use Hearts (I have hearts) 
Stamping Sensations- Anything with Flowers
Star Stampz- Make It Girly

Monday, February 19, 2018

Birthday Cat...

Happy Monday everyone!

Today I'm popping in with a fun and bright birthday card! 
It features a sweet image from the "Bubbly' stamp set from Penny Black... it's colored with Copics, the sentiment is from Paper Smooches and all four papers are from Doodlebug Design. I used a CottageCutz die for the eyelet circle, a Sizzix die for the dotted rectangle and MFT dies for the fishtail flags. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week!
Tammy :)  

Challenges I would like to enter:
Aud Sentiments- For a Friend
Fashionable Stamping- One for the Girls
Penny Black Saturday- Anything Goes/Optional- Use some scraps
One Crazy Stamper- Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp- Die Cut
Southern Girls- 3 or more Patterned Papers
Watercooler Wednesday- (C8) All about the Occations

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Love Potion

Good morning everyone!

Today starts a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz and this time we would like to see Rubber or Acrylic Stamping on your cards... NO digis!
My card features an adorable image from C.C. Designs... it's stamped with MFT Black Licorice ink, colored with Copics and the heart paper is from The Paper Studio. I used a CottageCutz die for the eyelet circles, MFT dies for the pierced heart & rectangle and a Avery Elle Die for the large stitched rectangle. 
  
I hope you can join us and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the teams beautiful creations!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of the comments you leave!
Tammy :)

Challenges I would like to enter:
Brown Sugar-  February - Valentine's Day
Crafty Cardmakers- (C15) Love and Romance
Crafty Gals Corner- Add a Heart
Cut it Up- Layers of Love
Cutie Pie- Valentines or Mums 
Simon Says Stamp- Die Cut
Sweet Stampers- Things with Wings