Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Peek-a-Boo Cards

Hello everyone!
A quick post from me today to share a couple of fun cards.

The first card features a cute flower image from Simon Says Stamp 'Happy Days' stamp set and the adorable little dragon is from C.C. Designs. 
I used a MFT Peek-a-Boo die for the stitched window and a Avery Elle die for the Wonky Stitches. I created a shaker element for the dragon card with my new Fuse Tool! OMGosh I LOVE this tool! Now shaker cards are so easy to make! :)

Well, that's it for today- short and sweet... thanks so much for stopping by and for all of your wonderful comments! I'll see you soon!
Tammy x

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Artistic Stamper- Anything goes (2nd entry)
Crafting from the HeartAlways Anything Goes
Crafts and Me- Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs- Anything Goes
Fantasy Crafters- Anything Fantasy Goes (my dragon card)
Paper Creator's Crafts- Keep It Simple
Penny Black and More-  Anything Goes with a Stamp
Through The Craft Room Door- Always Anything Goes

Saturday, August 20, 2016

A Day at the Beach

Happy Saturday everyone!

Today I'm here to share my second post as the Guest Designer over at 

The current challenge is... At the Beach and my card is for the Midway Motivation post and it features a sweet image from Newton's Nook...
It's stamped with Memento Black ink and colored with Copics. The blue panel was cut with a Avery Elle's Frame die and I used MFT dies for the Stitched Circle frame & Pierced Fishtail flag. The sandcastle was cut with a Impression Obsession die, I used a Momenta die for the boat wheel and a Sizzix die for the palm tree inside the shaker element! :) 

Now pop on over to Fantasy Stampers to join the fun!

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
A Gem of a ChallengeSummer Fun
Aud Sentiments- For A Man + A Sentiment
Crafty Calendar- (August)- Summer Fun
Creative Moments- Always Anything Goes
Little Red WagonSurf's Up/Tropical
Mod Squad- The Die's The Thing
Simon Says StampMake For The Border (stitched border around my scene)

Thursday, August 11, 2016

School Girl

Good morning everyone! 

I have a very sweet 'Back to School' card to share with you today. My mom's friend requested a card for her granddaughter who heads off to college in a few weeks and this is what I came up with... 
It features the adorable School Girl image from Tiddly Inks and a super fun sentiment from TLC! She colored with Copics and I used Walnut Stain ink for the distressing. The flower was cut out of an old dictionary using a Spellbinder die, I used a EK punch for the corners and I used MFT dies for the notebook edge, paper clip and clipboard.

I loved making this card... I think it's perfect for a college student :)

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

I would like to enter the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create- Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More- (C10Anything Goes
Create with TLC- Anything Goes
Cutie Pie- Cute + Work, Rest or Play- I think you do all of that in college :)
MAWTT- Back to School
Open- Minded- Back to School/Reading
Paper Shelter- Punches & Dies
Simply Create TooBack To School

Saturday, August 6, 2016

My Little Princess...

Good morning everyone! 

I'm thrilled to share my card with you today because I will be joining the fabulous ladies over at Fantasy Stampers once again as their Guest Designer for the month of August! 

The current challenge is Peaches and Cream and my card is for the Midway Motivation post and it features a couple of adorable images from the 'Meoples Once Upon' stamp set from C.C. Designs.
These little cuties are stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics and the sentiment is computer generated. The rectangles and tiny clouds were cut with Avery Elle dies and I used MFT dies for the tree, stitched circle and pierced fishtail flag... added a few punched flowers and pearls and it's done!

Well, that's all for now- thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to Fantasy Stampers to join the fun!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Aud Sentiments- For A Child + A Sentiment
Artistic Stamper- Anything goes
Creative Artiste- August - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks- Use 5 or more Flowers
QKR Stampede- Things With Wings (my dragon)
Simon Says Stamp MondayCelebrate (2nd entry)
Southern Girls(C10) Anything Goes
Scrapy LandAnything Goes + Scrapy Land Die: (I used Avery Elle Frame Dies)

Friday, August 5, 2016

LOVE...

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is... L for LOVE
For my DT project I made an anniversary card for my wonderful In-Laws! It features the very sweet Bunnies in Love image from Lili of Valley... it's stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics and the circle sentiment is from Jaded Blossom. I used MFT dies for the stitched circle & pierced ovals, the flowers were created with Joy Crafts dies and I used a Sizzix folder for the embossed background. I cut the 'love' sentiment with a Little Yellow Bicycle die and then covered it with glitter.

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

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafty BootsUse a Stamp
Crafty Gals Corner -Birthdays/Celebrations (Anniversary Celebration)
Critters and CreaturesAlways Anything Goes with a Critter/Creature
Let's Craft and Create- Wedding/ Wedding Anniversary
Simon Says Stamp MondayCelebrate (Anniversary Celebration)
The Crafty AddictsAnything Goes/Emboss It!!
Tuesday Throwdown- Tic Tac Toe (die cut, markers & embossing)
Unicorn- August - Animal Kingdom

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Let it Snow

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 using some of your favorite embellishments
Our fabulous sponsor is A Day for Daisies...
 
And my card features the adorable 'Snowball Sam' image... he's colored with Copics, I used Avery Elle's dies for the Wonky Stitches and I used a Little B die for the 'let is snow' sentiment. The other sentiment & plaid paper are from Doodlebug Design, I used a Echo Park die for the Heart Doily and a Cuttlebug die for the snowflakes. To finish it up I added some of my favorite embellishments... pearls and enamel dots :)

 Now head on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the DT
fabulous creations!

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

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Challenge Up Your LifeChristmas in July
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'- Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner- Anything Goes
Jingle Belles- We 3 Kings: use 3 of something (3 snowflake & three enamel dots)

Little Miss Muffet- Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon- Christmas In July
Simon Says StampAnything Goes
Simply PapercraftAnything Goes
Southern Girls- (C10) Anything Goes

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Chilly Bunny

Good morning everyone! 

I have a Christmas card to share with you today... it features the sweet 'Chilly Bunny' image that I won from Sami Stamps a couple of weeks ago! Isn't it adorable?! 
It's colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. I used a MFT die for the corner, a Echo Park die for the Heart Doily and Vintage Photo ink for the distressing. The papers are from the Authentique 'Tidings' collection that I purchased on line, it looked like it was a mix of kraft colored designer papers but when it arrived the papers were more peachy!! Oh well, I worked with them and I like how my card turned out... peach and all! :) 

 Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of your wonderful comments.
I'll see you soon... Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
A Gem of a Challenge- Animals
Brown Sugar- Christmas in July
CHNC challenge extra for July- Anything Goes + Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas- Use a Sentiment 
Dream Valley- (C10) Christmas in July
Kitty Bee Designs- Christmas in July
Sami Stamps- Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthy- Christmas in July
Whoopsi DaisyChristmas in July + digi image
Winter Wonderland- Use Dies/Punches and/or Add a Charm

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Colorful flowers

Good morning everyone!

I wanted to pop in today and share a few cards that I made out of the Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit! The kit includes the beautiful 'Look for the Miracles' stamp set, very colorful papers from Bo Bunny, enamel dots, a fabulous 'dream' die cut and so much more :)

For the card on the left- I stamped the flowers in VersaMark ink, heat embossed with white powder, colored with Distress inks and then fussy cut them out. For the card on the right- I just stamped right onto a piece of beautiful designer paper included in the kit.  
Challenges I would like to enter:
Artistic Stampers- July- All things bright and beautiful + rubber stamp
Cards und More- Embossing
Digi ChoosdayFlowers
Scribbles Designs- How does your garden grow
Simon Says Stamp- Work it Wednesday- Wafer Thin dies or stencils (2nd entry)
WordArt Wednesday- Anything Goes

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This card was so quick and easy to make because I used one of the Colorable Card Fronts, also included in the kit... It's colored it with Copics using some of my favorites colors- yellow, green and teal. 
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Cardz 4 Galz- No Patterned Paper
 Make My Monday- Sentiment
Paper Minutes- Make Me Happy
Pile It On- Use Your Favorite Colors

Well, that's all for now... thanks so much for stopping by!
Tammy x

Other supplies used:
MFT- Stitched Rectanges, Stitched Circles & Stitched Frames dies
Avery Elle's- Wonky Stitches dies
sequins & Wink of Stella Pen

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

More Christmas in July Cards

Good morning everyone! 
I'm back with a couple more Bugaboo Stamps 'Christmas in July' cards...

My first card features the absolutely adorable Candy Cane Charlie... he's colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Kaisercraft. I used a Little Yellow Bicycle die for the word 'smile' and MFT dies for everything else.  
I would like to enter this card into the Following Challenges:
Catch The BugChristmas is July Day 4- Bingo: I used- stripes, texture & snowflakes
CHNC challenge extra for July- Anything Goes + Christmas
Cards in Envy- Stripes
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round- July Anything Goes
Cut it Up- Anything Goes
Deep Ocean- Christmas in July
Ike's World- Christmas in July
Inky Chicks- Christmas in Summer

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My second card features the fun DeDe Christmas Drink... she's also colored with Copics and the sentiment is computer generated. I used a MFT die for the scalloped border, a Memory Box die for the martini glass and Walnut Stain ink for the distressing.  
I would like to enter this card into the Following Challenges:
Catch The Bug- Christmas is July Day 5- Make it Funny + scallops, bling and layers
Winter Wonderland- Christmas tree + make it cute
Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers- (C10B is for Booze

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

Monday, July 11, 2016

Christmas in July

Happy Monday everyone! 

Bugaboo Stamps is celebrating their sixth annual 'Christmas in July' event so I thought I would get a head start on my Christmas cards this year and join in!

My first card features the adorable Snowman Winter image and it't colored with Copics. The sentiment and designer papers are from from Doodlebug Design, the Polar Pals collection. I used MFT dies for Pierced Ovals and Corner.
I would like to enter this card into the Following Challenges:
Catch The Bug- Christmas is July Day 1- Use Snowmen or Snowflakes
ABC Christmas- N is for No Rules 
Christmas Card Challenges- Snowman
CHNC challenge extra for July- Anything Goes + Christmas
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For my second card I used the sweet Snowman Patches image, also colored with Copics. I created the background with the fabulous Christmas Story stamp from Penny Black- it's stamped with VersaMark ink onto kraft cardstock and then dusted with chalk. Walnut Stain ink was used for the distressing and I used a Every Elle die for the Scalloped Border.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Catch The Bug- Christmas in July Day 2- Sketch

A Gem of a Challenge- Let's Get Krafty (use Kraft CS)
Come and Get ItMake your own background
Dragonfly Journeys- July Jingle Bells

Well, that's all for today... Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of the wonderful comments you leave :) 
Tammy x

Friday, July 8, 2016

Welcome to the Jungle...

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is... J for Jungle Animals
For my card I used the adorable Zoo Crew stamp set from Paper Smooches... the images were stamped with Memento Black ink and colored with Copics. For the background I used VersaMark ink and one of the leaves out of the set, the sentiment is from Paper Smooches also. I used MFT dies for the Stitched Circles & Fishtail Flags and the flowers were created with Elizabeth Crafts dies... added a few crystal gems and it's done!

Now head on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the DT
Jungle Animals creations.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of the wonderful comments you leave.
Tammy x
  
Challenges I would like to enter:
Aud Sentiments- For A Girl + A Sentiment
Creative Knockouts- (C8) Animal Antics
DL.Art- July Linky ATG
Dragons Lair DesignsIt's a ZOO out there
Inspiration Destination- Always Anything Goes
Morgan's Art World- Animals
Penny Black and More- Anything Goes with a Stamp (2nd entry)
Scrapy Land- Anything Goes + Scrapy Land Die: I used a Elizabeth Craft Die
The Crafty AddictsAnything Goes/ Say It With Flowers
Tuesday Throwdown- Exotic Animals

Monday, July 4, 2016

Patriotic Chickadees

Good morning everyone and Happy 4th of July! 

I wanted to pop in real quick and share a couple of cards that I made with the adorable Chickadees stamp set From Technique Tuesday... OMGosh I think these chicks are sooo cute! They are stamped with Memento Black ink and colored with Copics. 

I made my first card for my wonderful In-Laws... 
I went with a Patriotic theme and used all four Chickadees, the sentiments and flag are from Stampendous. I added punched stars to the vellum flowers and the red lace is from my stash.
...this card is the card that I made for my sweet hubby, our anniversary was last week :)
The fun Alphabet Flatbacks are from Doodlebug Design and I used MFT dies for the Stitched Rounded Rectangles.  
Well, that's all for now... thanks so much for stopping by!
Tammy x

I would like to enter my Patriotic Chickadees card into these challenges:
Amusing- Red, White, Blue 
Dragonfly Journeys- A Star is Born!
Fantasy Stampers- Wish Upon a Star 
Glitter n Sparkle- Red, White and Blue
Jo's Scrap Shack- Red, White & Blue
Melonheadz Friends- Red, White and Blue
Penny Black and More- Anything Goes with a Stamp
Simon Says Stamp- Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday- Red, White and/or Blue
The Paper Girls- Be Patriotic

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Hugs

Good morning everyone and happy Saturday!

Today starts a new challenge at Crafty Friends and this time we would like to see your Pink, White and Green creations! 
We have three fabulous sponsors... Bugaboo Stamps, Star Stampz and Sheep Ski Designs...
              my card features the adorable Girl Teddy Hug image from Bugaboo stamps... what a little cutie! She's colored with Copics and the sentiment was cut with a Lawn Fawn die. The papers are from Echo Park and Recollections and I used MFT dies for the Stitched rectangles and flowers. 

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

That's all for now, thanks so much for stopping by... I'll see you soon!











I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Allsorts- Gingham Style
Catch the Bug- Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee & CardsGirls of Summer
Crafting-With-FriendsAnything Goes
Crafty Calendar- Punches and/or Dies
Creative Corner- Cute and Cuddly

Friday, July 1, 2016

The Cat's Meow...

Happy Friday everyone!

It's time for a new challenge at Fussy and Fancy and this time it's Sheryl's turn to host the challenge and she chose the fabulous theme...
Lace and Flowers
For my card I used the super cute Cat Icon dies from Paper Smooches and the sentiment was cut with a CB die... so NO stamping at all on this card! The papers are from Kaiser Craft, I created the flowers with paper punches, the pearls, twine and lace are all from my stash.  

This will also be my last post as a design team member for Fussy and Fancy as I have decided to step down from the team. It's been a wonderful year working alongside such a talented team, thank you ladies!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of your wonderful comments... 
I'll see you tomorrow!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafty CardmakersShabby Chic
Creative Knockouts- (C8) Flowers
Morgan's Art World- Use Patterned Paper
Polkadoodles- Add a Ribbon or a Twine
Stamps & Fun = CreativityLace & Pearls
SUYP- Furrything Goes
Simon Says Stamp- Work it Wednesday- Wafer Thin dies or stencils

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

You're Pretty Fantastic

Happy Wednesday everyone!

  I'm so thrilled to share my card with you today because I have been invited to be a Guest Designer for this week's challenge at Crafting by Design! Thank you ladies!

The challenge this week is to use 3 Designer Papers and my card features an image from Deep Red Stamps... 
This little cutie is stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamps. The 3 designer papers are My Minds Eye and I used MFT dies for the flowers & scalloped border... added a few teal gems and it's done!

Well, that's all for now- thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to Crafting by Designs to join the fun!

Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafty CreationsAnything Goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs- Kids
Creative MomentsAlways Anything Goes/optional twist of Summer
Dragonfly Dreams- Say It With Flowers
Inspiration Destination- Always Anything Goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps- Wonderful Wednesday- Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread- Always Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp MondayPatterned Papers
The Corrosive- Lots of Layers
WordArt WednesdaysFamily Friendly/Anything Goes

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Smile and be happy...

Good afternoon everyone!

I wanted to pop in today and share a couple of quick cards that I made with the Simon Says Stamps May Card kit!  
What a super fun kit... for these two cards I used the 'Happy Days' stamp set, sequins and the word stickers by Pinkfresh Studio. I did a simple watercolor wash for the background and I used Avery Elle's Wonky Stitches dies to cut everything out. The images were stamped onto watercolor paper, heat embossed and then watercolored with my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors, I also added a little more color to the sentiments.  

These cards were so easy to make and I love how bright they turned out... they are perfect for the local charity that I donate to!

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
As You Like It- Favorite die and Why (I love the fun stitching on my Wonky stitched dies and they layer so well)
Colouring in Scrapland1, 2, 3 (1-sentiment, 2-images & 3-sequins)
Craft Your PassionAlways Anything Goes
Crafting from the HeartAlways Anything Goes
Cutie PieCute + Water (cute images + water for watercoloring)
Dream Valley- (C10Summer Colours
QKR StampedeQuilting/Stitching - real or faux
Simon Says Stamp- Work it Wednesday- Sunshine- 2nd entry
Sweet Stamps- Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door- Always Anything Goes