Friday, June 23, 2017

i"Heart" you.

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is...
H for Hearts!
My card features the adorable 'You are on my mind' image from Tidly Inks and she is colored with Copics. The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday and the red & teal plaid paper is from Lawn Fawn. I used MFT dies to cut everything out and to finish it up I added a punched corner and sequins. 

That's it for now... short and sweet :) 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:
Addicted to Stamps and More- (C10) Make Your Mark
Aud Sentiments- Bingo (3D item, digi & markers)
Making Memories Crafting- ATG/Bingo Board (die cut, image & bling)
Simon Says Stamp- Patterned Paper
Sisterhood of Crafters- Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts-  Anything Goes - Option of Die Cuts
Tiddly Inks- Make it Rectangle
Words 2 Craft By- Keep Love in your Heart

Thursday, June 22, 2017

a thousand stitches

Good morning everyone!

A new challenge starts today over at Cardz 4 Galz and the theme is Sew and Sew... 
My card features the adorable Sewing Bear from Bugaboo Stamps and it's colored with Copics. The sentiment and needle & thread dies are from Taylored Expressions and I used a TH stencil & walnut stain ink for the tape measure strip down the side. MFT dies were used for the cross stitch and stitched circles, I used a Sizzix die for the dotted rectangle and a Tim Holtz die for the double stitched rectangle.

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

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
Bugaboo Crafty Challenge- Anything using Bugaboo Stamps
C.R.A.F.T.Animals
Cutie Pie- All Creatures Great and Small (2nd entry)
Fairy Tale - Hobby (sewing)
Pammie's Inky PinkiesAlways Anything Goes
Try It On TuesdayLetters, Numbers or both
WordArt Wednesdays- Anything Goes

Friday, June 16, 2017

Happy Father's Day

Good morning everyone!

Today I wanted to pop in and share a fun shaker card that Quinn & Maddie (our fur babies) are going to give to their Daddy for Father's Day! 
It features several adorable images from the Puppy Play stamp set from Mama Elephant... they are colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. I embossed the background with a Darice paw print folder and then cut it out with a Avery Elle die. I used a Sizzix die for the dotted rectangle and a MFT die for the stitched circle frame. To finish it up... I added a small flower and pearl to Maddie's collar! :) 

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:
Always Fun- For a Male or Dad
Craft Rocket- For The Men/Boys
Cutie Pie- Cute + All Creatures Great and Small
Fussy and Fancy- (C10) Pamper Your Pets
heARTful Stamping- Masculine + Stamp
Little Red Wagon- Dogs/Cats
Moving along with the TimesEmbossing Wet and/or Dry
Quick QuotesMasculine Cards or Projects
Simon Says StampEmboss it
Star Stampz- Make It For A Man

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Holiday Magic...

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 C.C. Designs image... it's stamped with MFT Black Licorice ink and colored with Copics, the sentiment is an old $1 stamp from Michaels. I used MFT dies for the stitched circle and pierced fishtail flags, the snowflakes were cut with a CB dies.

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

I hope you have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by!
Tammy x


Challenges I would like to enter:
A Perfect Time to Craft- Always Anything Goes
ABC Christmas- M is for: more than one (snowflakes, sequins & papers)
 Allsorts- Use at least 2 dies
Crafting with Dragonflies- Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas- ATG Christmas/opt. theme: Non-traditional Christmas Colors
Daisy Chain- Monochrome
Jingle Belles- Bundled-Up (3 or more layers)
Sweet Stampin'Monochrome
Winter Wonderland- Add Snowflakes 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Graduation card and some exciting news...

Good morning everyone!

I'm super excited to be posting today... because it's my first card as a new member of the Cardz 4 Galz Design Team! :) I'm so happy and look forward to working with such a friendly and talented team!

A new challenge starts today and the theme is Graduation...
My card features a super sweet image from Bugaboo Stamps... she's colored with Copics
and the sentiments are from Paper Smooches & Teresa Collins. I used MFT dies for the notebook edge, paper clip & clipboard and the background was cut with an Avery Elle Wonky Stitched die.

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the challenge blog to see the gorgeous creations by the other team members!
Tammy x

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Bugaboo Crafty Challenge - Anything Using Bugaboo image
Catch The BugAnything Goes
Craftaholics R Us - Graduation
Create with TLC- Anything Goes
Deep Ocean- Bingo (sentiment, stitching & die cuts)
The Crafty Addicts- Anything Goes- opt. summer colors

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Spring Butterfly...

Good morning everyone and happy Saturday!

Today starts a new challenge at Crafty Friends and this time we would like to see the color PINK on your creations..
Our fantastic sponsor is The East Wind and my card features the beautiful 'Aurora' Spring Butterfly image... she's colored with Copics and I used a white Posca pen on the scallop to give it a little bit of interest. The yellow background was embossed with a Darcie folder, I used a Sizzix die for the dotted rectangle and MFT dies for the stitched & pierced rectangles. 

Also, this is my last post as part of the Crafty Friends design team... I've enjoyed being on this fabulous team for the last year and a half!  I wish you all the very best and I will 'see' you around blogland! :)

 Well, that's all for now... thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a
wonderful weekend!
Tammy x

 Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafting With An Attitude- Always Anything Goes
Crafty Catz- Anything Goes with Summertime
Crafty Girls CreationsAlways Anything Goes
Creates and Makes- Anything Goes with a optional use of Yellow
Little Miss Muffet- Always Anything Goes
Pause, Dream, Enjoy- Anything Goes/Optional: Color It
Penny's Paper-Crafty- Anything Goes
Southern Girls- (C10Anything Goes

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

'Tis the season to be Jolly!

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 very sweet image from Whimsy Stamps... It's colored with Copics and I added Clear Rock Distress Stickles to their hats. The papers are from Carta Bella and the sentiment is also from Whimsy stamps... the gingham ribbon is from my stash.
    
Now head on over to the main challenge blog and check out the gorgeous creations by the other team members!

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


Challenges I would like to enter:
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round- Precipitation
Crafting from the HeartAlways anything goes
Crafty Creations- Always Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner- 2 or More Designer Papers
Crimbo Crackers- Anything Goes Christmas/Festive
Whimsy Stamps- Anything Goes with a twist of flowers
Winter Wonderland- Hats and/or Scarfs

Friday, May 26, 2017

Feathered Friends

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is F for Feathered Friends...
My card features one of the images from a 12 x 12 AdornIt- Art Play Paintables... these are so cute and fun to work with! They are printed on heavy watercolor paper and there are so many different designs to choose from, I bought a couple of sheets! :)
I used Derwent Inktense Pencils & MozArt Brush pens to color it, the yellow rectangle was cut with a Sizzix die and I used a Elizabeth Craft die for the scallop rectangle... to finish it up I added a black twine bow.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafting-With-FriendsAnything Goes
Create with TLC- Anything Goes
Daisy Chain- Anything Goes
Deep Ocean- Our Furry/Feathered Friends
Fairy Tale- Things With Wings
Penny's Paper-Crafty- Anything Goes
Pile It On- Animal(s) and/or Spring Garden
Try It On Tuesday- Feathered Friends

EDIT: If you left a comment on this post and don't see it... 
I apologize- I accidentally hit the 'remove content' button and deleted many of my published comments from this post and blogger won't let me restore them :( 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

a couple of birthday cards...

Good morning everyone!

Today I have a couple of birthday cards to share that I made with images from 

My first card features the sweet Flower Bird image... it's colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Paper Pretties. I used MFT dies for the stitched rectangle, stitched rounded rectangle and the pierced fishtail flags... to finish it up I added some glittery enamel dots from Doodlebug Design.
I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:
Bugaboo Crafty- Anything Using Bugaboo image
Catch the Bug- May Bingo (Sparkle, Stitching, Sentiment)
Crafter's Cafe- Birthday
Paper Creator's CraftsBright and Bold

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My second card features the adorable Ice Cream Dog... it's also colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Mama Elephant. I used Avery Elle dies for the stitched rectangle & stitched circle tag, the corner & heart were cut with MFT dies and the brown twine is from my stash. 
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafting with DragonfliesAnimals
Creative Craft Cottage- Include an Animal
Sparkles Forum- Four or more legs
Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of the comments you leave!
Tammy x

EDIT: If you left a comment on this post and don't see it... 
I apologize- I accidentally hit the 'remove content' button and deleted most of my published comments from this post and blogger won't let me restore them :(

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Meet Ozzie & Harriet...

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 the adorable Ozzie & Harriet penguin couple from Whipper Snapper... it's stamped with MFT Black Licorice ink and colored with Copics. I created the background with the Christmas Story stamp from Penny Black... I inked up the stamp with Peacock Feathers Distress ink, misted it with water and then stamped it onto light teal cardstock. The sentiment is from Kaisercraft and I used MFT dies for the stitched circle and pierced heart. 

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:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter (2nd entry)
CHNC challenge extra for MayAnything Goes + Christmas
Christmas at Sweet Stamping- Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams- Monochrome (2nd entry)
Dream Valley- (C10) Things with Wings
 Fabrika Fantasy- monochrome
Monochrome Magic- Anything Goes
The Crazy- Monochrome (2nd entry)
World Wide Open Design Team- Always Anything Goes

EDIT: If you left a comment on this post and don't see it... 
I apologize- I accidentally hit the 'remove content' button and deleted most of my published comments from this post and blogger won't let me restore them :(

Friday, May 12, 2017

Hydrangea card for Mom

Hello everyone!

I have another card to share that I created with the fabulous Simon Says 
I pretty much followed the same design as this card... but this time I applied texture paste through the Tim Holtz Burlap stencil- once dry I added Peacock Feather DI and some blue shimmer mist. The hydrangea petals were cut and colored with the same inks and then I stamped the petals randomly with the Darkroom Door mesh stamp. I used a Wplus9 stamp for the word mom and a Avery Elle die for the stitched rectangle... to finish it up I added Caribbean Ocean Crystal Drops to the center of the flowers.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for those who are celebrating Mother's Day on Sunday...
I hope you have a wonderful day!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
4 Crafty ChicksCelebrate Women
Artistic Stampers- Floral Fantasy
Cardz 4 GalzAdd Some Texture (texture paste & crystal drops)
Country View CraftsMay: Flower Power
Craftaholics R Us- Spring Colours or Flowers
Creatalicious- Anything Goes + Option: For the Girls / Mother's Day
Creative ArtisteAnything Mixed Media
Die Cuttin' Divas- Mother's Day or Feminine
Dragonfly Dreams- (May) Monochrome
The Crazy- Monochrome

EDIT: If you left a comment on this post and don't see it... 
I apologize- I accidentally hit the 'remove content' button and deleted many of my published comments from this post and blogger won't let me restore them :(

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Shabby Chic Riley...

Good morning everyone and happy Saturday!

Today starts a new challenge at Crafty Friends and this time we would like to see your CUTE creations!  
For my card I decided to use my very old but very loved Riley with Flowers stamp... he's stamped with MFT Black Licorice ink and colored with Copics. I created the flowers with a MFT die and I used a Fiskars punch for the corners. I distressed all of the edges and added some pearls to give it a bit of a Shabby Chic feel :) 

Our wonderful sponsor this time is Di's Digital Stamps...
so make sure you stop by the challenge blog for the prize details and to see the fabulous creations by the other team members!

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
Aud Sentiments- Flowers +A Sentiment 
Crafting With An Attitude- Always Anything Goes
Crafting with DragonfliesLots of Flowers /and or Mother's Day
Crafty CalendarFlowers
Creatalicious- Anything Goes with option- girls/mothers day
DL ART Thankful Thursday- Mother's Day (or a Thank You Card)
House That Stamps BuiltFor a Special Lady
Paper Shelter- Flowers
Quick QuotesMothers or Mother's Days
QKR StampedeFeminine Cards or Anything Goes

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Celebrate the Season

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 cute snowman image from Bugaboo Stamps... it's colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Taylored Expressions. The snowflake paper is from The Paper Studio and I used Walnut Stain ink for the distressing. I sponged Peacock Feathers ink on a wooden heart button, added a little crackle paint and finished it up with some twine.

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

I hope you have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by!
Tammy x

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
CHNC challenge extra for MayAnything Goes + Christmas
Classic DT Open ChallengeAlways Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's ChristmasAnything Christmas Goes/optional theme: Include a Star
Creative Fingers- Anything Goes
Jingle Belles- My True Love Gave To Me (card for loved ones or use hearts)
My Time to Craft- Sequins or Buttons
Simply Papercraft- Anything Goes
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up- Anything goes + option: cute Christmas

Friday, April 28, 2017

Hush Little Bunny

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is D for Decoupage...
For my card I started with the sweet Hush Little Bunny Gorjuss Mini Decoupage. It was on sale at Joann's for $1.49 so I couldn't pass it up! :) I changed it a little by adding a die cut oval frame around the image and distressed the edges. The background was embossed with a CB folder, I used a Hot Off the Press die for the doily and a Tim Holtz die for the stitched rectangle. Punched out a few flowers, added the pearls and sequins and it's done! 

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog for more inspiration! 

Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafty Cardmakers- (C15) Pearls and/or Gems
Crafty Gals Corner-  Anything Goes 
Everybody-Art- Blue and One Other Color (kraft)
Jo's Scrap Shack- Anything Goes
Make My Monday- Embossing Heat or Dry
Pammie's Inky Pinkies- Always Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters- The Letter "B" (blue, bunny, bling & blossoms)
 Simply PapercraftAnything Goes 
Tuesday Throwdown- Embossing

Friday, April 21, 2017

Hydrangea Petals

Good morning everyone and happy Friday!

Today I wanted to share a colorful card that I made using the beautiful Hydrangea Petals die from Simon Says Stamp!
To start- I created a watercolor wash/splatter background with Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Aged Mahogany distress inks. I stamped the corners with a Darkroom Door mesh stamp and I used a Wplus9 stamp for the word mom. I cut several Hydrangea Petals, sponged them with the same distress inks and then added Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal drops to the centers.

This card was so fun to make and I really like how it turned out... I can't wait to make another one using different colors, that way I'll have one for my mom and one for my MIL next month for Mother's day! :) 

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!

I would like to enter the following challenges:
A Perfect Time to Craft- Always Anything Goes
Creative ArtisteAnything Mixed Media
Fab 'n' Funky- In the Garden
Mixed Media World- Anything Mixed Media + Optional- watercolors
Sasayaki Glitter- Color: Yellow
Simon Says Stamp- Showers or Flowers
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Splash It On!
Sisterhood of Crafters- Stamp It (no digis)
The Stinkin' Inkers- Shower of Flowers

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Merry Christmas

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!
This time I decided to make a monochromatic card with a couple of beautiful papers from Wild Rose Studio- the Frosted Lace collection and Paper Smooches stamps. The trees were paper pieced and then cut out with the coordinating die, I added snowflakes with Nuvo Crystal Drops in the center and that's about it... one quick and easy card!  

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

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
ABC Christmas- I is for Informal 
Cards und More- Monochrome
Christmas at Sweet Stamping- Anything Goes
CHNC challenge extra for AprilAnything Goes + Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper- April
Season's Greetings- Anything Goes/Optional- color combo
Through The Craft Room Door- Always Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team- Always Anything Goes

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Got Carrots?

Good morning everyone!

I have one more super cute Easter card to share with you today...
It features a digi stamp from Paper Pretties and the sentiment was included... sadly they are no longer in business :( But I love this image and it always puts a smile on the recipient's face so I decided to work with it again! It's colored with Copics, I used a Sizzix die for the Dotted Rectangle and the background was embossed with a Darice dot folder. I used MFT dies for the Fishtail Flags and the button & scrappers floss are from my stash.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a
Happy Easter!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Cardz 4 Guyz- Animal Antics
Catch the Bug- Bingo: die/punches, sentiment & texture
Crafty Catz- Anything Goes with a optional twist of Animals
Creative CornerFarm Friends
Scrapping4fun- Buttons and Bows
Shopping Our Stash- Use Punches and/or Dies
Stamps & Fun = Creativity- Spring or Easter