Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Play Date Cafe #159

It's time for another color challenge at The Play Date Cafe. This week it's everybody's favorite - a color splash. And our splash of color this week is Maroon. So you project should include black, white and a splash of maroon. Perfect for your holiday projects. I hope you can join us this week. I can't wait to see what you create!!

My card uses a sweet Christmas girl from a stamp set by Artistic Outpost called Frosty Friends. The papers are Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black from Stampin' Up. The ink is Tuxedo Black by Memento and Cherry Cobbler by Stampin' Up. The dies are Nestabilities. I stamped her once in Cherry Cobbler and cut out her sleeves and hat. The rhinestones are Queen & Co. 

Our lucky winner this week will get an awesome prize from the PDCC Prize Vault and trust me - it is filled with some major crafty goodness. I hope you will be able to join us and I can't wait to see what you create!!

Since this card fits the theme of this week Cupcake Craft Challenge I'm going to enter it there. 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

December 1 Blog Candy Post - Better Late Than Never!!

Hi everybody!! I'm finally getting my November blog candy post ready. I almost ran out of time, but there are a few days left in November!! Starting December 1 some of my crafty blog friends and I will have a holiday surprise for you. So, be sure to check back here on Saturday, December 1 to see what we have in store and scroll to the bottom of the post to find out the lucky winner of my blog candy!!! But, of course be sure to check out my Thursday Play Date Cafe post too :)

Remember to win you must be a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post by Midnight EST November 30 - easy peasy!

What's in the candy?
Daisy the Chihuahua by Douglas Cuddle Toy
2 Stampin Up wood block stamps - Be My Valentine & Thank You Kindly
3 Stampin Up Clear Stamp Sets -  Filled with Love, Tag Alongs, Plane & Simple
1 Gina K Stamp Set - Masculine Tags
(note: some stamps have been lightly used)

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Merry Christmas Snowflake Seal

I made this card for the current Cupcake Craft Challenge - to use Paper Pleating. I made the rosette with the Tim Holtz Rosette Die. The papers are Holly Jolly Christmas by Echo Park. The stamps are from Technique Tuesday - Merry Christmas Snowflake Seal stamp set. The kraft paper is Tim Holtz Kraft Core and the ink is Tuxedo Black - Memento. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Have a Sweet Christmas

I made this tag for the current Lawnscaping Challenge - to make a tag. This tag uses paper from Lawn Fawn Fa La La and the stamps are all from Sweet Christmas. I colored with Copics. The twine Peppermint Hemp Cord from Lawn Fawn. Thanks for taking a look!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Celebrate the Season

I made this card for A Blog Named Hero challenge. The challenge is to take an old card and make a new version of it. I made a card with the Car with Tree stamp last year for a 90 Minute Flickr Scramble and I decided to remake it. This time I embossed the snowflakes and added bling to the centers. I also added glitter paper on the bottom and changed the sentiment to Celebrate the Season. The stamps I used were all Hero Arts - Holiday Sayings, Car with Tree, & Stunning Snowflakes. Thanks for taking a look!

 My original card.

My new card. 

Joyful Holiday - Cupcake Craft Challenge

I made this card for the current Cupcake Craft Challenge. It's a sketch challenge this week. I haven't been able to play there for a while so I was glad to get some time this weekend to make a new Christmas card using this fun sketch. The papers and card stock stickers are all Crate Paper - Snow Day. The Tree sticker is EAD Designs. Thanks for taking a look!

Here's the cool sketch.
Here's my card.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge

I made this card for the current Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge. This week it's a sketch challenge. I used the Swanky Snowdudes stamp set. The papers and the trim are Crate Paper - Peppermint. I colored the images with Prismacolor Pencils and blended with Gamsol. Thanks for taking a look!

The Play Date Cafe #158

Welcome to this week's color challenge from The Play Date Cafe. Our beautiful colors are Rose, Eucalyptus, & Slate. Since next week is Thanksgiving in the USA, we are making this a 2 week challenge so you will have some extra time to play!! The stamps I used are from Papertrey Ink - Think Big Favorites #20 and Snowflake Flurries. The inks I used were Wild Wasabi, Regal Rose and Basic Gray from Stampin' Up. The card stock is Whisper White and Basic Gray and the ribbon is Basic Gray - all from Stampin' Up.

This week our sponsor is Scor-pal. They are offering an awesome prize for this week's winner. I hope you can join us for our two week challenge. I can't wait to see what amazing creations everyone comes up with. Happy Thanksgiving!!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Play Date Cafe #157

It's time for a new color challenge at The Play Date Cafe! I love purples and I think this week includes the most shades of purple I've ever seen in a PDC Challenge!! This weeks colors are Plum, Fuchsia, and Wisteria. I don't have a lot of patterned paper in these colors, so I went to my stash of Stampin' Up colors and ended up using Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant and Rich Razzleberry. I also used a texture plate from PTI on the white card stock. Then, I did something I rarely do, I pulled out the Cricut. I made this cute butterfly that I got from a cartridge called A Walk in My Garden. It was so big, I just left off the sentiment so I could use it for almost any occasion. I really hope you are as excited about these colors as I am and that you will join us this week. I can't wait to see what you come up with using these fun and different colors!

Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp.

Simon Says Stamp

Monday, November 5, 2012


I don't have a new card to show you today, but I wanted to share a card I made that was in the August issue of Cricut Magazine. I rarely use my Cricut, but it's the only way I could get an RV!! Thanks for taking a look!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

November Blog Candy Winnner!

Hi Everybody! Sorry I'm 2 days late with this month's winner, but I haven't had a minute to think about anything this week! But, without any further ado, the winner of this month's candy is Sus. So, Sus please send me your mailing address so I can get this in the mail to you ASAP.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Play Date Cafe #156

Welcome to this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge. Our colors Cinnamon, Squash, Vanilla, and Sage. These are perfect Autumn and Thanksgiving colors. Our sponsor this week is DRS Designs and they generously provided the entire design team with their stamps. They have a really big selection of really cute stamps. I used a stamp called Country Window. I paper pieced the wall and window scene with Cosmo Cricket - S'more Love papers and I colored the little butterfly with Copics. I hope you can join us this week I can't wait to see what you come up with using these rich colors.