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

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Dragonfly Girl...

Good morning everyone and happy Saturday!

Today starts a new challenge at Crafty Friends and the theme is...
Sparkle!
We have two wonderful sponsors- Small and Round and Art by Miran...
 
my card features the beautiful Dragonfly image from Small and Round! She's colored with Copics and I added some sparkle to the image with the Wink of Stella pen. I cut the dragonfly out with a Spellbinder die, embossed it with WOW Ultra Shimmer embossing powder and 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 and enjoy your weekend!
Tammy x

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Artbymiran- Anything Goes
Colour Crazy- Anything Goes
Crafty Catz- Anything Goes
Southern Girls- Anything Goes
WordArt WednesdaysAnything Goes
 World Wide Open Design Team- Always Anything Goes 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Graphic Greetings Christmas...

Good morning everyone!

I have a couple of Christmas cards to share today using some stamps from Taylored Expressions. They feature the fabulous Graphic Greetings stamp and I combined them with two of the stamps from the Calendar Critters set... I love this stamp set, all of the images are so cute! :)

For this card I stamped the Graphic Greeting with VersMark ink onto kraft cs, the snowflakes were cut with a Echo Park die and the paper is from Carta Bella...
And on my second card I stamped the greeting in Onyx Black Versafine ink, the papers are from Doodlebug Design and I used a MS punch for the holly.
The little critters were colored with Copics, I use Avery Elle's Stitched Rectangles & MFT Pierced rectangles to cut everything out.

Thanks so much for stopping by... I'll be back Saturday!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Always Use Rubber- Festival
Artistic Stampers- Christmas
CHNC challenge extra for December- Anything Goes + Christmas
Come and Get It- Christmas 
Fashionable Stamping- Anything Goes
My Time to CraftChristmas Animals
Sweet Stampers- Anything Goes
Scrapy Land- Anything Goes + Scrappy Land Die: (I used Avery Elle Finished frame dies)
Tuesday Throwdown- Anything Goes

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Snow Happy

Good morning everyone!

I'm back with a couple more Christmas projects :)
My tag features a sweet little penguin from Taylored Expressions, the Stitched Circle tag die is from Lawn Fawn, the snowflakes were cut with a Cuttlebug die and the striped paper is from Carta Bella. On my card I used an adorable image from Bugaboo Stamps, the scalloped frame die is from Taylored Expressions and the sentiment was cut with a Little B die... the ribbon, ric-rac, scrappers floss and sequins are from my stash.  

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Addicted to Stamps- Christmas + a Stamp
Cardz 4 Guyz- Christmas Animals (tag)
Catch the Bug- Holiday Chaos Day 3- Gift tag with red & white stripes
Catch the Bug- Holiday Chaos Day 4- Clean as snow- NO designer paper
Chouxchoux Paper Art- Visions of Sugar Plums 
Christmas Cards All Year Round- December - Anything Christmas/Holiday
Crafty Cardmakers- (C15) Anything but a card (my tag)
Holly Jolly Christmas- Create a Christmas Card or an ABaC
Scrapy Land- Anything Goes + Scrappy Land Die: I used Taylored Expressions Frame In Frame die

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

You're such a dear

Hello everyone... I hope your week is off to a good start!

I have a quick and easy, non-traditional Christmas card to share with you today...
It features the adorable 'Snowman Couple' from Bugaboo Stamps... it's colored with Copics and the papers are from Doodlebug Design. I used a Every Elle die for the Scalloped Border and a MFT die for the heart.

 Well, that's it for now- short and sweet... enjoy your day and thanks so much for stopping by! I'll see you tomorrow :)
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
ABC- (C10) U is for Unconventional (no red or green Christmas cards)
Catch the Bug- Holiday Chaos Day 2- Get Sketchy!

Christmas with the Cuties- Anything Cute & Christmassy
 CHNC challenge extra for December- Anything Goes + Christmas
Love to ScrapWinter Wonderland
Make My Monday- Show Me a Snowman
Melonheadz FriendsWinter Is Here 
Pile It On- Use two patterned papers
The Paper GirlsSnowmen

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Let it Snow...

Good morning everyone!
 I have a couple of Christmas cards to share today... 

The card on the left features a sweet little reindeer from Taylored Expressions, he's colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Your Next Stamp. AND for the card on the right I used the adorable 'Winter Sparrows' stamp & die set from Lawn Fawn. The sparrows were stamped onto watercolor paper, heat embossed and then watercolored with Kuretake Gansai 
Tambi watercolors.
The backgrounds were created with Avery Elle's 'Let it Snow' stamp set. I stamped the trees with Soft Granite ink onto light gray cardstock, the tiny snowflake were stamped with VersaMark ink and embossed with WOW Ultra Shimmer embossing glitter... and there you have it, two cute Christmas cards ready for mailing!

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
A Snowflakes PromiseAnything Goes with optional theme: Winter
Animal Friends- Anythings goes + animal
CHNC challenge extra for December- Anything Goes + Christmas
Christmas with the Cuties- Anything Cute & Christmassy
Cutie PieCute + No Designer Papers
Crafty Boots- See the Wood for the Trees
Dream Valley- (C10) Winter Animals
One Crazy Stamper- Always Friends (card on the right)
Simon Says StampAnything Goes
SSS Work it Wednesday- Use Dies

Other Supplies used:
Avery Elle's- Stitched Rectangles & Dotted Border dies
MFT- Pierced Fishtail Flag & mini banner dies
Cuttlebug- snowflakes dies

Friday, November 25, 2016

Christmas Trees for Sale

Good morning everyone!

A new challenge starts today on the Alphabet Challenge Blog and the letter is...
 T for Trees!

My card features a sweet snowman image from QKR Stampede... It's printed on cream cardstock and colored with a combination of Copics & Spectrum Noir markers. I used Avery Elle dies for the stitched rectangles and the trees were cut with a Cottage Cutz die. The sentiment is from Kaisercraft and the paper is from Deja Views- Retro Hip Christmas collection. I added a touch of Walnut DI ink to the edges and the button, twine & sequins are from my stash. 

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

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

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafting By Designs- Get Ready For Christmas
Inky Chicks- Winter Wonderland
Moving along with the Times- Anything Goes With Christmas
Open-MindedChristmas/Hanukkah
Shopping Our Stash(C13) Warm & Fuzzy (Anything that keeps you warm)
Simon Says StampChristmas to Die For
Sparkles Forum- Christmas is Coming
Sweet Stampers- Christmas

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Happy 21st Birthday!

Good morning everyone and happy Saturday!

Today starts a new challenge at Crafty Friends and the theme is...
Blossoms!
We have two wonderful sponsors- Toadstool Printables and Sami Stamps...
    
my card features the beautiful 'Blossoms Girl' image from Sami Stamps. One of my nieces turned 21 yesterday and this is the card I made for her! :)
It's colored with Copics and the fabulous sentiment is from TLC. I used a CB die for the flowers, a MFT die for the scalloped corner and the background was embossed with the Darice Flower Frenzy folder... to finish it up I added a few teal gems.

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 enjoy your weekend!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Craft for the CraicUse 2 Colors
Create with TLC- Anything Goes
CropStop Linky Party- Anything Goes (I used the Darice Flower Frenzy Folder)
Little Red Wagon- Emboss
Sami Stamps- Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin'- Happy Birthday
WordArt Wednesdays- Anything Goes 
World Wide Open Design Team- Always Anything Goes 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

A Note of Thanks

Happy Saturday everyone!

I have one more card to share using the super sweet 'Fall Friends' stamp set from My Favorite Things... I love this stamp set! :)
The images were colored with Copics and cut out with the coordinating dies. I used My Favorite Things dies for the Stitched Rectangle Frame & Pierced Fishtail Flag and the background was embossed with the Taylored Expressions Burlap folder. 

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

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Allsorts- Feature a Creature
Aud Sentiments- Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Crafting By Designs- Fall colors
Crafty Girls CreationsAlways Anything Goes
Double DHarvest Blessing/Give Thanks
DRS Designs- Nature's Bounty!
Great Impressions- Anything Goes
Shopping Our StashGobble 'til you Wobble (Thanksgiving or Thank You project)
Simon Says StampThanks/Thanksgiving

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Fall Friends

Good morning everyone!

 Just popping in to share a couple of cards I created using the absolutely adorable Fall Friends stamp & die set from My Favorite Things! All of the images were stamped with Memento Black Ink and colored with Copics... 
For my first card I used MFT dies for the stitched rectangles, stitched circle, cornstalk, fishtail flag and corner...
and on this card I used a MFT Peek-a-Boo Wonky Window die and a Avery Elle die for the stitched rectangle.... and there you have it, a couple of cute fall cards! They were so fun to make, I can't wait to make another one! :)

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Artistic Stampers- Autumnal
Crafty Calendar- Autumn Colors
Dies R UsThankful for Nature
Dragonfly Dreams- Autumnal Colors
Little Red Wagon- Happy Fall Y'All
One Crazy Stamper- Fall/Winter Fun
Scribbles Designs- Fabulous Fall
Simon Says StampThinking of You
The Corrosive- Autumn/Fall

Friday, October 28, 2016

Little Pumpkin...

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is R for Recipe! So we want you to use a least three of the ingredients from the board below.  
On my card I used- sentiment, stamp and embossing... and it features the adorable October Fairy image from Lili of the Valley! It's stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Taylored Expressions. The background is embossed with the CB Argyle folder and the cute pumpkin paper is from Doodlebug Designs. I used Lawn Fawn dies for the Stitched Leaves and the twine, button and sequins are all from my stash.

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!

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Aud SentimentsCute + A Sentiment
Cards und More- Halloween
Deep Ocean- Halloween
Fab 'n' Funky- Halloween
Hannah & Friends- Halloween/Autumn
Inky Chicks- Too Cute To Spook
Mod Squad- Halloween Fun
QKR Stampede- Halloween
Sisterhood of Crafters- Pumpkins or Color Orange
Sparkles Forum- Spell on you

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Thanks...

Good morning everyone and happy Saturday! 

 It's time for another challenge at Crafty Friends and our theme is everyone's favorite... 
 Anything Goes
Our wonderful sponsor is Pickled Potpourri...
and my cards feature the beautiful Natures Greetings Butterfly image. The butterflies are colored with Copics and the sentiment is cut with Lawn Fawn's Scripty Thanks die. On my first card I used MFT dies for the Fishtail Flags & Stitched Rounded Rectangle and the background was embossed with a Brick Wall folder. On my second card I stamped the background with VersaMark ink and one of the sentiments out of the 'Apple of my Pie' stamp set from Simon Say Stamp and added a few sequins.  

 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 enjoy your weekend!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafty Girls CreationsAlways Anything Goes
Cardz 4 GalzUse At Least One Die
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends-  Always Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet- Always Anything Goes
Sweet StampinFavorite Color Combo (lime green and teal)
Through the Purple Haze- (C10) Favorite Color Combo (lime green and teal)

Monday, October 17, 2016

Nutty Over You...

Good afternoon everyone!

Today I'm sharing a couple of cards that I made with the Simon Says Stamp October Card Kit! What a fabulous kit, perfect for fall cards! I LOVE everything included in the kit and the 'Nutty Over You' stamp set is so fun to work with! :)

On my first card I used the larger squirrel and a sentiment from the stamp set along with a couple of the papers and the cute acorn embellishments...
And on this card I used several stamps from the set to create an autumn wreath, I also used one of the sentiments and another piece of DP from Lawn Fawn.

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

Challenges I would like to enter:
Cutie Pie- Cute + 5 of a Kind (my first card has 5 acorns)
InkspirationalUse 5 Stamps (my second card)
Let's Craft and Create- Halloween/Autumn/Fall
One Crazy Stamper- Fall/Winter Fun
Penny Black and More- Autumn
SSS Work it Wednesday- use the colors- red, orange, yellow and/or brown
Stamping Sensations- Autumn
Stamps & Fun = CreativityAutumn/Halloween
The Crafty AddictsAutumn Colors 
Use Your Stuff- Mixing up the stamps (I used several stamps to create my wreath on card #2

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Eek! Spiders!

Good morning everyone! 

A quick post from me today to share another Halloween card... 
It features an awesome creepy-crawly image from A Day For Daisies! AND it's their freebie this month! :) The black widows are colored with Copics and then I added a small orange gemstone to represent their spots. The background paper is from Teresa Collins and the sentiment was cut with Tim Holtz Typeset die. The cheesecloth, button and twine are all from my stash.
   
Well, that's it for today... thanks so much for stopping by!
Tammy x

 I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Day for Daisies- October - Anything Halloween-y
AuroraWings- Black & Orange + One color (white)
Crafty Boots- Halloween
Left of Center Creative- Halloween
Melonheadz- green, black, purple and/or Halloween
Simply Create TooBlack + One Other Color (Orange)
Try It On TuesdayScary and Spooky
Use Your StuffOrange, Black + 1 Neutral (white)
Tuesday Throwdown- Halloween Inspiration (Halloween theme and the black & orange colors)