Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Stamp Fairy Challenge #3

Whoops, little late putting this up! That's what being on vacation will do to you I guess. In fact, I was so lazy, I didn't even hunt around to see what other challenges were running! The challenge this week at Stamp Fairy is easy -


This could be a birthday, wedding, New Year's, etc. Have fun and let's see what you can do!
A couple of firsts here for me - I've never made a New Year's card before and I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it yet. Do people give out New Year's cards?
Another first is the easel card - my girlfriend made me a cute one for Christmas, so I copied the design and couldn't be amazed at how easy it is. More of these in the future for sure!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Woo Hoo!

Just a quick yea me for me. (yeah, I'm not modest or anything!) I'm in the Spotlight at There She Goes stamps today! Go here to check it out. I love There She Goes Stamps - so much fun and funny too!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Stamp Fairy Challenge #2

It's getting awfully close to Christmas, so this week's challenge is super easy:

Anything goes!

I wasn't all out of holiday mojo yet, so I whipped up another Christmas card using a sweet Nelly stamp from Stamp Fairy. I don't have any girls, so pretty and girly cards are rare around here! It was nice to make a card with a friend's little girl in mind.

One of my goals over the holidays is to make a lightbox - it's too darn cold to take pictures outside anymore, and this photos just doesn't do the colours justice.

I'm entering a few challenges:
For kids - Cute Card Thursday
Scallops - Fun with Shapes
Christmas - Stampin for the Weekend
Die cuts - Stuck on U Sketches
Anything Goes - Allsorts
Colours - JUGS (totally didn't think I'd like pale blue, green and white, but it rocks!)
Sketch - Create 4 Fun

Friday, December 17, 2010

Stamp Fairy new release!

Aw, isn't this little kitty cute? His name is Kasi and he's the newest release at Stamp Fairy. He's actually a very busy kitty chasing a ball of string, but that didn't go with a Christmas card, so I gave him a Santa hat instead. (Perhaps he looks so perplexed because he's looking for his string? Hee hee!)
I coloured him with Copics (I apologize, I'm very, very new at this!) and added some Stickles to his hat and the border for fun. I'm on a bit of a Stickles kick right now.

If you want to grab Kasi, go here to see the whole Friday release. (I'm going to need Kasi and the mousehole)
PS - there's a Kasi freebie, too YEA!

Colours - Color Q
Sketch - CPS
Sparkle - Stamping with the Dragon
Non traditional Christmas - Cupcake craft
Bling - Stamping Royalty
Use 3 DP - The Crazy Challenge

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Simple, snowy fun at Fab N Funky

More Christmas fun this week with Fab N Funky - maybe something to do with the fact that Christmas is just around the corner! This week's challenge is:

Quick and Easy Christmas

So let's see your last minute cards! Mine looks a bit complicated, but really, it's not. I tore strips of paper, embossed them and stuck them down. I added this cute image from Stampavie and a label and done. Don't you love it when a card comes out just the way you planned it?

PS - this weeks great sponsor is Stitchy Bear (I was bad and forgot to print some digis off!) so play along for your chance to win. And don't forget to check out the rest of the DT's great work. And it's the last challenge of the year - we'll be taking a break over the holidays, so I hope you all have a Merry Christmas!

Sketch - Sweet Sunday
colours - EAD Designs (cool vinyl wall art and sticker, check them out)
sparkle - Stamping Royalty, Stamping with the Dragon
ribbon - Frosted Designs
Christmas, winter - Pink elephant, Cuttlebug Spot, Dutch Dare, Pear Tree, Pollycraft, Cupcake Challenges, Daring Cardmakers, Allsorts

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Stamp Fairy DT

Yea! I made the DT for Stamp Fairy! I'm just loving their cute digi stamps and now I get to play with them all the time!
I'm very excited and honoured to be a part of the team, and I can't wait to start playing along.

Check out the other Stamp Fairy DT too:

Carissa Harper
Celine Lauvie
Deanne Kay
Dora Agius
Jane Carroll
Jessica Wilson
Jo Davies
Lisa Haines
Lisa Vaughan
Lorraine Lowe
Melissa Craig
Patricia O'Hagan
Ria Von San
Samantha Podda
Tracey Vincent
Jackie Randolph

I hope to have my first official DT card up soon, so be on the lookout! Duh, guess I should tell you where to go! Head here for the brand new Stamp Fairy Challenge site - the first challenge is up!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas is coming

Yes, all you tardy shoppers (me included) Christmas isn't far away now. I don't know about you Brits, but here in Canada we can get a Christmas countdown ornament - it tells you how long until Christmas, right to the second. I don't know about you, but my boys are already excited enough, I don't think they need a second by second countdown! (they're 5 and 8 and they put the tree up and decorated, even dragging the boxes up from the basement)
So it's rather fitting that the Fab N Funky challenge this week is Christmas is for Kids. I used this cute image from Softpencil, glammed it up and made a fun banner.
There's a whole bunch of wintry, Christmas challenges this week, so here goes:
Christmas Colours - Stamp Something
Sketch - Jugs
Glitter - Frosted Designs
Blue - Cute Card Thursday
Turquoise - Daring Cardmakers
winter/Christmas - Lollipop, Dutch Dare, the Crazy Challenge, Pear Tree
Trees - Raise the Bar
lights - Allsorts

Almost forgot - I made the top 3 at the Crazy challenge last week, woo hoo!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Stamp Fairy DT Fun

Hi everyone, I know, 2 posts in one week, it's been a while. November and December are just so darn busy! If you're looking for the Fab N Funky bloghop, scroll down or click here.
I made this card because Stamp Fairy is having a DT call. I just love these bears, and so I thought I'd give it a try.
This one took me a few tries though. The first bear I mucked up by putting Stickles on dark blue snowflakes and they bled all over the place. They I coloured him with my brand new Copic markers. Hmm, interesting, it's obvious I'm going to need a lot of practice there! Third time's a charm I guess.
Due to the repeated attempts, I missed a bunch of challenges, but I think I've managed to squeak a couple:
Colours - Color Q
Feathers or Fur - Pile It On
Anything goes - the Crazy Challenge

And of course, the important DT call, here at Stamp Fairy. They've asked for 3 cards, so here's a couple of my fave's, this weeks birthday card for Fab N Funky and my first card using rolled flowers, it's just so pretty.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Happy Birthday Fab N Funky!!!

Wow, it's a big birthday here in blog land, Fab N Funky is turning one! And to celebrate the big day, we're hosting a blog hop with a ton of prizes, yipee! All the DT have created wonderful birthday cards to celebrate and we all get to give away goodies, how much fun is that?

I made a super sparkly, glittery winter birthday card, featuring a beautiful pre-coloured image from Fred She Said. Honestly, it doesn't get any easier than that, print and stick! And lucky me, I get to give away a prize from Fred She Said, a $25.00 gift voucher!! (See my close-up photo for the over abundance of glittery goodness!) To win, all you have to do is leave me a comment!


Now, if you haven't been to Fab N Funky yet, you might want to pop over there to start the hop, because you have to collect letters for a chance to win a prize on the challenge blog. I'm going to make things easy for you, your letter is:


As you hop around and check out the DT's awesome cards, collect the letters and leave comments on each blog for lots of chances to win!
You should have come here from Andrea's blog, but in case you're lost, here's a list of the links:

Fab N Funky
Fab N Funky

So, leave me a comment and then head on over to Lindsey's blog here to see what she has in store for you! Have fun and enjoy all the DT's great work!

Have a Great Birthday Fab N Funky!!

PS - I think that may be a record for the most exclamation points used in one blog post!

A few challenges I'm entering:
Sketch - CPS
Anything goes - Crazy Challenge
Chipboard - Pollycraft
Way to relax - Drunken Stampers
Cards for kids - There She Goes
Birthdays - Moxie fab World (thought since this is a special birthday, I'd enter!)