Thursday, January 19, 2017

4 CC #334 {Coffee}

Hello there! Happy "4 Crafty Chicks" Thursday to you all!

I am so excited for this challenge - it's one of my all-time favorite things....and miss Tamie is our challenge hostess...she picked a good one...

4 CC #334 {COFFEE}


I won a couple challenges a while back and Bugaboo Stamps images were my prize - well...this beauty was in my cart in a matter of seconds LOL....LOVE it! Here's a close up:


Paper: Whisper White, Xpress It Copic Paper, Bermuda Bay and Perfectly Plaid (Lawn Fawn)
Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps 
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx (sentiment)
Extras: Copic Markers, Stitched dies all from Craftin Desert Divas, foam squares and color dots

Hop on over to the 4 CC blog and link up your coffee-themed project...we'd love to have you! Be sure to check out what my amazingly talented Chick-friends have made for you as well....happy crafting! Cheers!


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Love Struck!

 Happy Wednesday!

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and we are gettin' all mushy and lovey over at the Craftin' Desert Divas blog and Facebook page...so I thought I'd join in and share a card with you all:


Craftin Desert Divas products used:












Here's another close-up of my image - colored with my favorite coloring medium,  Copic Markers:



I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean - Anything New (new digi, dies and new love)
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes/Romance
Tuesday Throwdown - Favorite Medium (Copic Markers)
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping in today - be sure to hop on over to the CDD shop on January 20th as we JUST started revealing an amazing new release yesterday! Happy shopping!! 

Monday, January 16, 2017

Merry Monday #231 {Reindeer}

Happy "Merry Monday" everyone! 

It seems like central Alberta just "may" be out of the deep freeze for a while...one can only hope! Boy, we've had some doozie weather the past month and I am sure welcoming the warmer temperatures and some sunshine, that's for sure...

Have you been over to the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge blog yet? Colleen has issued an awesome theme this week - check it out:



I knew right away which image I wanted to color up for her challenge:


Isn't he just the cutest reindeer you've ever seen!?!? And the set has 3 of these super cute sweethearts - with awesome sentiments! :) Here's a close up:


Stamps: Reindeer Games - C.C. Designs
Paper: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Extras: Copic Markers, Stitched Rectangle Die (Lil' Inker Designs), Gumdrops (YNS)

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Country View Challenges - Anything Goes
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
Pink and Main - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping in today. Do not forget to check out the rest of my uber talented teamies' fantastic creations at Merry Monday and come play along - we'd love to have you! 


Looking for more Christmas inspiration?  Come visit our Pinterest page:  Merry Monday Design Team Christmas Card Creations



Saturday, January 14, 2017

no one's "butter" than YOU!

Happy Saturday! 

We are finally coming out of the nasty deep-freeze we were in last week - I will take it. The thermometer says about -5C as opposed to -27C! Time to get outside and enjoy the warmer temps!

One good thing about the colder weather was that I hunkered down with some stamping goodies and had some fun in my craft cave....I received my newest stamp and die set from Denise at The Project Bin and oh my goodness, I almost squealed! It's soooo cute! I cannot wait to send this card to my nieces and nephew - cuz they will get a real kick out of it! This set is called "Just Poppin'" :) 


I stamped the popcorn container with Cherry Cobbler and the popcorn with Momento Black. I colored the popcorn with my Copic Markers Y21 and Y23 then used the matching dies to cut everything out. Very CAS but has definite WOW factor! I will be using this set A LOT in the future :)

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You can find this and other great stamp sets/dies HERE.


Thanks for stopping in today and for more wonderful inspiration, check out The Project Bin BLOG and for some great shopping, The Project Bin SHOP. Cheers!!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

AYLI #96 - favorite hair color

As You Like It Challenge

Welcome back to our first challenge of 2017 with As You Like It - the design team has had a nice break to enjoy the holidays and we are back in full swing. 


This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your favourite hair colour combo (in whatever colouring medium you use...)

You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.


The sponsor of this challenge is




Prize is 3 images of winners choice.

The Paper Nest Dolls Blog


For my favorite hair combination, I colored up this cute image, Some Bunny Loves You, with my Copic markers E50, E31 and E25. I enjoy this brownish/blonde combination because you can make gorgeous highlights and do some neat shading with these colors....


Here's a close up of my image:


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes
Crafty Challenges - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes

Thank you so much, Paper Nest Dolls, for sponsoring our challenge! It was so fun coloring her and bringing her to life! Be sure to hop on over to the As You Like It challenge blog HERE and link up your images showing us your favorite hair combination! Happy crafting! xoxoxo


4 CC #333 - color challenge

Happy "4 Crafty Chicks" Thursday!

This week, our challenge hostess is miss Nance and she's looking for a very unique color combo (at least I found it unique LOL) She's looking for projects using Navy, Coral and Gold.

4 CC #333 - Navy, Coral & Gold


I started with a white base (oh, yes, I added white in here too - hope that was ok, Nance!) and added my layers of navy and Calypso Coral. The sentiment is from a set from The Project Bin called Wise Women. I embossed it with gold embossing powder and popped it up with foam squares on a Navy top note die layer. Added some flowers and pearls and wa-laaa! Done! I was thinking I was going to have major difficulty with this combination, but I really loved how it turned out. Thank you, Nance!


Come on over to the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge blog and give this combination a go! We'd love to see what you come up with...happy crafting!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Snowball Bunny

Happy Wednesday everyone! 

The January "mood board" in the CDD Facebook Group is chalk-full of purples, pinks and snow :) So I figured I would use that as my starting point and combine all of that with a super cute digi stamp called Snow Bunny.


Isn't she just the sweetest thing?!? Here's a close up:


Images were colored with my Copic Markers and here is a list of all CDD products used:






Crazy Stitched Frame Dies





I hope you have enjoyed my card - please hop on over and check out the Crafting Desert Divas blog daily for lots more inspiration, the Face Book page to connect with other stamp loving fans and go to the shop for lots of fun shopping! Cheers! 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Digi Choosday Week #2 {Winter Wishes}


It's time for Digi Choosday at Polkadoodles

Every Tuesday is Digi Choosday and this means you can visit the blog to get a special discount code that is only available for 24 hours. Each week, it is an ANYTHING GOES challenge with an optional "twist" and this week, it is "Winter Wishes."



 For my card this week, I printed the pre-colored images and papers from the Winnie Winterland Big Kahuna Download collection and cut it out with a stitched square die, then simply popped it up.  I kept it very CAS as this little coffee stand/winter scene had enough cuteness all on it's own! Here's a close up:


The Polkadoodles downloads are easy, fun and extremely versatile! You literally get hundreds of images, embellies, papers, sentiments etc that you can make OODLES of projects with! Come check them out and play along with us this week! There are many collections to choose from and just for you today you can grab the discount code here.



I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:


A Snowflake's Promise - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Cutie Pie Challenge - Winter Warmers

 I hope you will come play along with us at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog

Don't forget to check out what my super-talented teammies have created just for you with their amazing DT projects....

Why not join our Polkadoodles groups on Facebook to keep up with all the news and releases?


Monday, January 9, 2017

Merry Monday #230 {Noel}

Happy "Merry Monday!"

This week, our wonderful Marcia is looking for cards with the word NOEL on them. 



At our stamp club Christmas party, Diane had us make this super neat "Twist and Pop Up" card:



Click HERE for the link to the video on You Tube if you  are interested. You could put pictures in yours, do a lot more decorating or leave it CAS as I did - the choice is yours!

All products were Stampin' Up! in the making of this card :) 

Please be sure to pop on over to see what the rest of the Merry Makers have in store for you! We'd love to see what you create using "NOEL." Cheers!




Saturday, January 7, 2017

"The Best by Far is You..."

Happy Saturday everyone!

Today I am showcasing a pretty pastel card featuring a new stamp/die set from The Project Bin!


In My Heart is a new stamp/die set recently released by The Project Bin. Perfect for Valentine's Day, Anniversary or everyday "love" cards - check it out:

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This set is so versatile and has endless combinations you can use with the stamps/dies! 

Be sure to hop on over to The Project Bin for yours today! Cheers!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

4 CC #332 {Using up the Scraps!} and Guest DT Call!


Happy "4 Crafty Chicks" Thursday!

As we start our new year at 4 Crafty Chicks, we are looking for 3 Guest Designers (one each for February, March and April) to come and join us in the hen house! Wanna come play with us? Be sure to add GDT behind your name when you link up your project over at the challenge blog. 

Now, onto Leanne's challenge this week....

4 CC #332 {Using up the Scraps}

For my card, I found all of my papers in my scrap bin....I kept it very clean and simple as I made my cute image from Bugaboo Stamps a bit larger than I normally do....


STAMPS: Kidz Reindeer by Bugaboo Stamps and Holly Jolly Sentiments by CC Designs
INK: Versafine Black Onyx 
PAPER: Crumb Cake, Real Red and Xpress It! Copic Paper
OTHER: Copic Markers, wooden snowflake, gems, Fancy Frame dies from Craftin' Desert Divas, glossy accents (added to the light bulbs)


Thanks again for stopping in - be sure to hop on over to the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge BLOG and link up your project for us - and don't forget, if you'd like to come hang out with us in the hen house for either February, March or April - add GDT behind your name when you link up! CHEERS!



Tuesday, January 3, 2017

DigiChoosday Week #1 {Thank You!}


It's time for Digi Choosday at Polkadoodles

Every Tuesday is Digi Choosday and this means you can visit the blog to get a special discount code that is only available for 24 hours. Each week, it is an ANYTHING GOES challenge with an optional "twist" and this week, it is "Thank You."



 For my card this week, I printed the pre-colored images from the Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Download Collection and cut this sweet girl out with a stitched rectangle die and popped it up.  I added the word art sentiment and a few sequins and wa-laaa! Here's a close up:


The Polkadoodles downloads are easy, fun and extremely versatile! You literally get hundreds of images, embellies, papers, sentiments etc that you can make OODLES of projects with! Come check them out and play along with us this week! There are many collections to choose from and just for you today you can grab the discount code here.



I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
 I hope you will come play along with us at Digi Choosday Challenge Blog

Don't forget to check out what my super-talented teammies have created just for you with their amazing DT projects....

Why not join our Polkadoodles groups on Facebook to keep up with all the news and releases?


Monday, January 2, 2017

Merry Monday #229 {Angels}


We are back in full swing over at Merry Monday and the challenge this week is being brought to you by none other than our wonderful Sue:


If you haven't heard of Merry Monday, click HERE to read all about our challenges. We have a Christmas card challenge every week so that we are left with a nice stack of pretty cards just in time for the holidays :) 

For my card I colored up this sweet angel from C.C. Designs:


STAMPS: Angels and Holly Jolly Sentiments from C.C. Designs
INK: Momento Black
PAPER: Whisper White, Pacific Point, XPress It! Copic Paper, Christmas DSP
ACCESSORIES: Copic Markers, Stitched Rectangle Dies, sequins and snowflakes, foam squares, glitter and flag dies

Thank you for stopping in today! Have a wonderful Monday! Cheers xoxoxo




Winter Wishes


Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a fun and safe New Year's Eve celebration and are ready to kick start 2017 with a crafty bang! 

I am so excited to be kicking off my design team position with Craftin' Desert Divas Digital Stamp Team - sharing a card I made using the super cute Ice Bear:


I printed him out on Neenah Solar White and colored him up with my Copic Markers then used the following CDD goodies to create the card:

Santa's Helpers Stamp Set (for the sentiment)













Thank you so much for stopping in today! Cheers!

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