Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Holiday Cheer

Good morning everyone!

We have a new challenge starting today over at Holly & Ivy AND as always it's Anything Goes as long as you create a Christmas card or project! :)
My DT card features a cute little reindeer from C.C. Designs... it's stamped with Memento Black Ink, colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Paper Smooches. The pine cone paper is from BoBunny, I used a Avery Elle die for the stitched rectangle and a MB die for the glass... to finish it up I added some Nuvo Crystal drops.

I hope you can join us and don't forget to stop by the challenge blog to see the gorgeous creations by the other team members!

Enjoy your day and thanks so much for stopping by!
Tammy x

I would like to enter the following challenges:
CHNC challenge extra for March- Anything Goes + Christmas
Crafting from the Heart- Always Anything Goes
Crafty CreationsAlways Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Jingle Belles- Bling! On The Holidays- I used Nuvo Crystal Drops
Lemon Shortbread- Always Anything Goes
Making Memories Crafting- Add Some Layers (2nd entry)
Pile It OnHumor/Puns
 Shopping Our Stash- Forest Friends

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Scribble Flowers

Good morning everyone!

Today I have a couple of cards to share using the fabulous Scribble Flowers stamp set from Simon Says Stamp!

For my first card I stamped the flowers on colored cardstock, used the coordinating dies to cut them out and then added a little bit of shading with Prisma Pencils...  
and on my second card- I cut the flowers out of different patterned papers, distressed them with Vintage Photo ink and then added some detailing with a couple of the smaller stamps included in the set.
The stitched border die is from Avery Elle, the sentiments are also from Simon Says Stamp and to finish them up I added some Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal drops.

I love how these cards turned out and I can't decide which one is my favorite either :)

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Cards in Envy- Keep It Simple
City Crafter- Spring is Around the Corner
Crafts and Me- Springtime
Crafty CreationsAlways Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers- Anything Goes + Dies
Inky ChicksFlowers - stamped or as embellishment 
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Handmade Flowers
Stamping Sensations- Close to Nature

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Easter Chicks

Good morning everyone and happy Saturday!

Today starts a new challenge at Crafty Friends and this time we would like you to create a card for a Child!
Our wonderful sponsor is Pink Gem Designs...
and my card features the adorable Easter Chicks image... I printed the image out twice, fussy cut the eggs, popped them up with foam tape and then I added a generous amount of Wink of Stella to them. The chicks and flowers were colored with Copics, the papers are from The Paper Studio and the peach flower ribbon is from my stash.

Now head on over to the main challenge blog for more inspiration.

Thanks so much for stopping by... I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Tammy x

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More- (C10) Make Your Mark
Aud Sentiments- Easter or Spring Sentiment
Catch the Bug- Birds, Bees or Butterfles
C.R.A.F.T.- Easter/Spring
Crafty Creations- Always Anything Goes
Scrap and Craft- Celebrations
Southern Girls- Pop It Up With Foam
Sweet Stampers- Easter or Spring

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Our First Challenge :)

Good morning everyone!

I'm super excited to be posting today... because it's my first post for the new Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge! Our challenge starts today and a new challenge will be posted every other Tuesday AND it's Always Anything Goes as long as it's a Christmas project! :)
I'm so happy to be part of this new challenge blog and look forward to working with the rest of the Design Team! 
For my first card I used an adorable stamp that I received from my sweet blogging friend Gundi! This is just one of the images in the stamp set... isn't he cute?! It's stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics and the papers are from MME- the Lost and Found Christmas Collection. I used a Avery Elle Die for the stitched rectangle and a Little B die for the sentiment. To finish it up I added a button with twine and sequins.

I hope you can join in our very first challenge and don't forget to stop by the challenge blog to see the gorgeous creations by the other team members!

Enjoy your day and thanks so much for stopping by!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
CHNC challenge extra for March - Anything Goes + Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas- Anything Goes/Optional theme: Vintage  
Creates and MakesAnything Goes with a twist: Vintage
Making Memories Crafting- Add some Layers
Pammie's Inky Pinkies- Anything Goes
Penny Black and More- Anything Goes
The Crazy ChallengeWe Love Animals
Unicorn- Go Green

Friday, March 3, 2017

Thanks a Latte!

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is...
Z for Zero Embellishments.

I have two cards to share with you today and they feature the fabulous Coffee Words image from Bugaboo stamps. I used a Sizzix die for the Dotted Rectangle, a Tim Holtz die for the double stitched rectangle and a Paper Smooches die for the coffee mug...   
and here's another card in black, cream and kraft cardstock.
 
These were so easy to make and I really like how they turned out because I have such a hard time with CAS cards.

 Well, that's it for now- thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog for more inspiration.
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Bugaboo Crafty Challenge- Anything using Bugaboo Stamps
Classic DT Open ChallengeAlways Anything Goes 
Craft Rocket- No Patterned Paper
Crafty Girls Creations- Always Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday- Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap ShackAnything Goes
Sweet Stampers- Add a Sentiment (2nd entry)
The Crafty AddictsAnything Goes/CAS
WordArt Wednesdays- Anything Goes 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Smiling Puppy

Good morning everyone!

I'm popping in today to share a quick card with you featuring one of my favorite 
LOTV Stamps... 
I stamped this little pup onto watercolor paper in Versafine Black ink, embossed it with clear embossing powder and then I used Derwent Inktense Pencils and a waterbrush to color it. The sentiment was cut out twice using a Little Yellow Bicycle die and that's about it...
one quick but cute card! :)

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

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafting By Designs- It's Almost Spring
Crafting from the Heart-  Always Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers- Watercolor + Optional twist- dies
Pammie's Inky Pinkies- Anything Goes
Penny Black and More- use your favorite stamp
Stamping Sensations- February - Animal Magic
Sweet Stampin- Flowers

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

I love you

Good morning everyone and Happy Valentine's Day!

I wanted to pop in real quick today and share the Valentine's Day card that I made for my sweet hubby! :)
AND since I love this adorable image from Bugaboo Stamps I decided to color it up again using peach colors this time. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp, I used a Sizzix die for the Dotted Rectangle, a Tim Holtz die for the double stitched rectangle and a MFT die for the pierced heart.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Addicted to StampsLove
Aud Sentiments- Valentine Or Love Sentiment
Come and Get ItLove is in the Air
Cutie Pie- Simply Love
 Pammie's Inky Pinkies- Anything Goes
The Corrosive- Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze- Valentine/Love

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Colorful Birthday Clown

Good morning everyone and happy Saturday! 

Today starts a new challenge at Crafty Friends and the theme is... 
Anything Goes, everyone's favorite!
We have two fabulous sponsors- Sheep Ski Designs and A Day For Daisies...
 
my card features the adorable Sir Carl Clown image... He's colored with Copics and the Sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp. I used a Sizzix die for the Dotted Rectangle and everything else was cut with MFT dies. I think this image is so cute and it could be for a little boy or girl, next time I color it I'm going to use girly colors! :)

I hope you can join us and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog for
more inspiration.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Tammy x

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Day for Daisies - Anything Goes
Craft for the CraicSomething with 2 on it (2 fishtail flags & 2 flowers)
Crafty Catz- Anything Goes with a twist: Use 3 Designer Papers
Simply PapercraftAnything Goes
Simon Says Stamp- Cute
Southern Girls- (C10) 3 or More Pattern Papers
Sweet Stampers- Add a Sentiment
Sweet StampinMasculine

Monday, February 6, 2017

Puppy Love...

Happy Monday everyone!

I'm back with a couple more Valentine's Day cards that I made for my nieces :) They feature the adorable Hearts Pup image from Bugaboo Stamps, they are colored with Copics and the sentiment is cut with a Little Yellow Bicycle die. 

For this card I used Avery Elle dies for the stitched rectangles and a MFT die for the 
pierced heart... 

and on my second card I used a Paper Smooches die for the frame and a Tim Holtz die for the double stitched rectangle.
And there you have it... two fun and quick Valentine's Day cards!

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Bugaboo Crafty Challenge- Anything using Bugaboo Stamps
Catch The BugAnything Goes
Come and Get It-  Valentine's Day Cards
Die Cut Divas- February - Use Red or Pink
Dragonfly Journeys- Love is in the Air!
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends- Always Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp- Color of Love (2nd entry) 
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Young at Heart 

Friday, February 3, 2017

Be My Valentine

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is... X for X Marks the Spot... so we want to see spots and dots on your projects.
My card features this adorable Bobblehead Kid from Bugaboo Stamps... she's colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Inkadinkado. The pink polka dot paper is from Simple Stories and I cut it out with my new Tim Holtz Stitched Rectangle die... I love the double stitching on these dies! :) I used a Sizzix die for the Dotted Rectangle, a MFT die for the Pierced Heart and to finish it up I added three pink enamel dots.

That's all for now- thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to
the main challenge blog for more inspiration.
Tammy x

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers- (C15) Love, Love, Love
Creative Corner- Perfectly Pink
Cute Card Thursday- Be My Valentine
Die Cut Divas- Febuary- Use Red or Pink
In The Pink- With Love + with lots of pink
Inkspirational- Polka Dots 
Making Memories Crafting- Valentine (use red or other color associated with Valentine)
Penny's Paper-Crafty- Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp- Color of Love

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Cupid Cat

Good morning everyone!
  
 Today I have a super fun Valentine's Day card to share with you... 
It features an image from C.C. Designs... isn't that cat adorable?!
It's stamp with Memento Black ink and colored with Copics. I used a Echo Park die for the Heart Doily and MFT dies for the stitched rounded rectangle, fishtail flag and pierced hearts. All of the edges have been distressed and I decided not to add a sentiment to the front of the card because I think the dp says it all! :)

Well, that's it for today- short and sweet... thanks so much for stopping by!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafting from the Heart- Always Anything Goes
Dream Valley- All about Love
Let's Craft & Create- Things with Wings
Lost Coast Designs-  Anything Goes + Rubber Stamp
Pammie's Inky Pinkies- Always Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp- Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Spread Your Wings
The Crazy- Black is Back/Use Black in your project

Thursday, January 19, 2017

More Bugaboo Birthday Bash Cards!

Good morning everyone! 
I'm back with a couple more Bugaboo Stamps Birthday Bash cards :)

My first card features the cute Beach Ball Crab... it's colored with Copics and the sentiment is computer generated. I used the CB Tiny Bubbles folder and TE Burlap folder for the embossing. The peach & purple panels were cut with my new Sizzix dotted rectangle dies, I used MFT dies for the fishtail flag & stitched circle and the shells were cut with a Momenta die... added a few pearls to finish it up. 
I would like to enter this card into the Following Challenges:
Crafting with an attitude- Anything goes (2nd entry)
Crafty CreationsAlways Anything Goes
Create with TLC- Anything Goes
Dream Valley- (C10) Something New (Sizzix dies)
Penny's Paper-Crafty- Anything Goes

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My second card features the adorable Summer Pup... he's also colored with Copics and the sentiments are from Paper Smooches & Whimsy Stamps. The sun glasses were cut with a Taylored Expressions die and I used Avery Elle & MFT dies for the stitched rectangles... added a few enamal dots to finish it up.
I would like to enter this card into the Following Challenges:
Catch the Bug- Day 6- Birthday Bash: Make a card for a Kiddo
Bugaboo Crafty Challenge- Anything using Bugaboo Stamps
Inspiration Destination- Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays- Anything Goes
Star Stampz- Birthdays

Thanks so much for stopping by... your comments always make my day!
Tammy x

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Bugaboo Birthday Bash!

Good morning everyone!

Bugaboo Stamps is celebrating their 7th Annual Birthday Bash and I wanted to play along so I created a couple of cards... 

My first card features the adorable Beach Monkey image, it's colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Paper Smooches. I used a Avery Elle die for the stitched rectangle and MFT dies for the stitched circle & fishtail flag. The papers are from Lawn Fawn & Simple Stories and to finish it up I added a couple of teal enamel dots.  
I would like to enter this card into the Following Challenges:
Catch the Bug- Day 2- Birthday Bash: Sketch

Ooh La La Creations- For a Man or Boy 
Pammie's Inky Pinkies- Anything Goes
The Crafty AddictsAnything goes/Monochromatic
Tuesday Throwdown- Your Favorite Medium (Copic Markers)

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My second card features a fun Seahorse... I printed it three times, colored them with Copics and the sentiment is from Paper Smooches. I created a watercolor wash background with Twisted Citron & Peacock Feathers Distress Inks, once dry I sponged more Peacock Feathers ink through the Heidi Swap Confetti stencil. The panel was cut out with a Avery Elle Wonky stitch die and to finish it up I added Nuvo Crystal Drops.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Catch the Bug- Day 4  Birthday Bash: Bingo
(I used: Birthday Theme, Bugaboo image & No Designer paper)

Challenge Up Your Life- Selfmade Background
Happy Little Stampers- Watercolor + Optional twist- Stencil
The Mixed Media Card- Mixed Media Cards (C7) Change + optional element: water

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

Tammy x

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Birthday Friends

Hello everyone! I'm back with my second post for the day... 
please scroll down to see my DT card for Crafty Friends :)

Today I'm sharing my last post as the Guest Designer over at Great Impressions Stamps... I've had such a wonderful time designing with their stamps! Thanks again ladies for having me on board this month!
For my card I used the absolutely adorable Birthday Friends stamp... it's stamped with Memento black ink, colored with Copics and I added a bit of shading with Prisma pencils. The blue panel was cut with my new Sizzix dotted rectangle die, I used MFT dies for the fishtail flag & pierced rectangle and a Avery Ellie die for the pierced border... to finish it up I added White Nuvo Crystal Drops. 

 Well, that's all for now- thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to Great Impressions... they have a fabulous color challenge going on!

Hugs, Tammy  
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Cards und More- Party Animals
Cardz 4 Guyz- Happy Birthday
Crafty Calendar- Something New (my stamp and sizzix die) *2nd entry
Die Cut DivasJanuary - NO Sentiment + dies
Little Miss Muffet- Always Anything Goes
Penny Black and More- Anything Goes (2nd entry)
SSS Work it Wednesday- Something New (my stamp and sizzix die)
The Crazy- Three of a Kind (3-animals, 3-balloons & 3-crystal drops)

A bottle of bubbly

Good morning everyone and happy Saturday!

Today starts a new challenge at Crafty Friends and the theme is... 
New Beginnings!
Our wonderful sponsor is Crafty Sentiments...  

and my card features the adorable Stanley Happy Days image. It's colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. I used MFT dies for the stitched rounded rectangle, stitched circle and fishtail flag. I used a Memory Box die for the tiny champagne glasses and the paper is from Kaisercraft... to finish it up I added Nuvo Crystal Drops.

I hope you can join us and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog for
more inspiration.

Thanks so much for stopping by... I have one more post scheduled for today, so I will see
you soon!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Aud Sentiments- Anything Goes + Sentiment
Crafting with an attitude- Anything goes
Crafty Calendar- Something New (New Year and my Digi stamp)
Crafty Sentiment Designs- Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts(C8Celebrations
Penny's Paper-Crafty- Anything Goes
Stampaive and More- Something New (New Year & New Digi Stamp)

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Love is in the Air

Good morning everyone!

I'm back with my second card as the Guest Designer for Great Impressions Stamps! :o)
 I decided to make a Valentine card featuring the adorable Lovable Owl stamp and the Love is in the Air sentiment... It's stamped with Memento black ink onto cream cardstock and colored with Copics. The papers are from Echo Park- Blowing Kisses collection and I used a Avery Elle die for the dotted scalloped border. All of the edges were distressed and to finish it up I added some sequins. 

  Well, that's all for now- thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to Great Impressions... they have a fabulous color challenge going on!

Hugs, Tammy 
 
Challenges I would like to enter:
CCEE Stampers- Bird Day
Cute Card Thursday- What's New (new stamps & papers)
Little Red Wagon- Something new (new stamps & papers)
Moving along with the Times-  Something In The Air
Penny Black and More- Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp- Something New (new stamps & papers)
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Start Afresh (new stamps & papers)

Friday, January 6, 2017

Love You

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is...V for Violet!
For my DT card I used another image out of the Calendar Critters set from Taylored Expressions. It's colored with Copics, I used a Avery Elle die for the stitched rectangle and a Taylored Expressions die for the stitched scalloped frame. I cut the sentiment with a Little Yellow Bicycle die and a Avery Elle die. 

This card was very fun and easy to make but hard to photograph!! I'm not sure what happened, I took several photos and each time the dog looks a bit out-of-focus and everything else looks fine. Oh well... he's still a little cutie anyway! :)

I hope you can join us and don't forget to head on over to the main challenge blog for
more inspiration.

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafting-With-FriendsAnything Goes
Crafty CreationsAlways Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap ShackAnything Goes
Lemon ShortbreadAlways Anything Goes 
Love to ScrapAnything Goes
Mod Squad- Anything but Christmas
Scrapy Land- Anything Goes + Scrappy Land Die: I used Taylored Expressions & Avery Ellie dies
World Wide Open Design Team- Always Anything Goes (2nd entry)

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Guest Designer for Great Impressions Stamps!

Good morning everyone and Happy New Year!! 

 Today is a very exciting day for me... I have been invited to be a Guest Designer for Great Impressions Stamps for the month of January! :o) I want to thank Ruza and the entire team for this wonderful opportunity- I'm very honored to be working with all of you!

I will be posting three times this month featuring their adorable stamps... so make sure
you stop by! 
A new challenge starts today and it's a fabulous color challenge.
For my card I used the fun Smiling Whale and Floating by sentiment!
It's stamped with Memento Black Ink and colored with Copics. I use MFT dies for the flowers and Poppy Stamps dies for the stitched buttons. The paper is from Doodlebug Design and to finish it up I added Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and don't forget to pop on over to Great Impressions stamps to join the fun!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
AllsortsSomething New (my stamp)
Artistic Stamper- Anything goes
Catch the Bug- Make us Laugh
C.R.A.F.T.- Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe- Monochromatic
Cute Card Thursday- Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination- Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp- Anything goes

Monday, December 19, 2016

Quick and Easy Gift Bags

Good morning everyone and Happy Monday!

I wanted to pop in today and share a couple of gift bags that I made for my nieces! I used the adorable 'Merry and Bright' stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and Doodlebug Design 'Here Comes Santa Claus' papers... all from the December Card Kit
I used a Sizzix Bigz die for the gift bags and a Lawn Fawn die for the stitched circle tags. I stamped a little present on the tags, stamped and paper pieced the Christmas tree and stamped the 'Christmas Wishes' Sentiment. For the bag on the right- I used a sentiment and small image from the Doodlebug papers, punched out a few snowflakes and then added blue gems to both of them and there you have it... two quick and fun gift bags! :)  

 I'm not sure if I will post again before Christmas... so I wanted to wish you all a
VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of your wonderful comments! :o)
Big Hugs, Tammy

Challenges I would like to enter:
A Gem of a ChallengeAnything Christmas Goes
C.R.A.F.T.Christmas
Crafty Calendar- Christmas Time
Melonheadz Friends- Time for Christmas
Pile It On- Any Holiday/Celebration
Sweet Stampin'- Christmas Tree