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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Mad For Markers Sketch Challenge

I am a sucker for sketches so when I saw that Mad for Markers had a sketch challenge up for this fortnight I had to work on it!!

Here is the sketch, of course I had to be different and rotated the design 90 degrees for my card.
Here is the card I made for my BFF's daughter who is having her party today!
Card Specs
Stamp/Image: The Greeting Farm Wild Sprouts Collection Maria
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: First Edition Paper Spring Feast Pad
Inks: Printer
Die Cuts: Spellbinders scalloped and classic oval, Martha Stewart boarder punch, Sizzix Ida Lou's Flower box and Marianne Creatable swirl
Embellishments: Prima flowers, Kaiser Gems and 3D KindyGlitz

I am entering this into the following challenges in addition to the Mad for Markers one!!
- Miami Doodles Challenge # 31 - Flowers
- Sew Many Cards Challenge # 62 - Anything Goes
- Stampin with the Dragon Challenge - A recipe: Three, Three, One
- 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge # 48 - Bling

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

PS - This is my second post today!

Cupcake Inspirations # 121 - DT Work

This week for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge # 121 I have gone (almost) completely digital with the card I made. The sponsor this week is LJL Designs and they have a great range of digital papers, images and elements to allow you to create anything!

Here is the Cake for inspiration

And here is my card using LJL Designs Pretty Tough Digital Scrapbooking Kit

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: NIL
Colouring: NIL
Card Stock: Misc Plain
Patterned Paper: LJL Designs Pretty Tough Digital Scrapbooking Kit
Inks: Printer
Die Cuts: LJL Designs Pretty Tough Digital Scrapbooking Kit
Embellishments: LJL Designs Pretty Tough Digital Scrapbooking Kit, Kaiser Gems, raffia and KindyGlitz

I am entering this into the following challenges
Papercraft Star Challenge # 55 - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters Challenge # 45 - Happy Birthday
Party Time Tuesday Challenge # 26 - Anything Goes

Remember to check out the other Sweeties' creations at Cupcake Inspirations.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Princess and the Frog - SDT

This week I am going to show you another one of Spesch Designer Stamps' older images as next week there is a couple of releases from Spesch's fab designers that I recommend you check out!

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Spesch Designer Stamps 'Princess and the frog' digi and Hero Arts Birthday Wishes set
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: DCWV Blossoms and Butterflies and Glitter stack
Inks: Printer and VersaColor Sky Blue
Die Cuts: Spellbinders scalloped abd classic circle, Die-namics Framed Greeting Die, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch and Sullavins Labels punch
Embellishments: Misc Lace, Kaiser Gems and KindyGlitz

I am entering this into the following challenges
- Top Tip Tuesday Challenge # 44 - Make It Girlie
- Crafty Cardmakers Challenge # 50 - Flutterbies
- Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge # 38 - Anything Goes
- Stamps R Us Challenge - Happy Birthday
- Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge - Anything Goes

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Sunday, July 24, 2011

Cupcake Inspirations # 120 - DT Work

This weeks sponsor for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge # 120 is Paper Pretties so one lucky person will win a stamp set from Paper Pretties! Gee I wish I could be in the running to win it!!

This week to silence the whining of my daughter I made a magnet for her out of my favourite Paper Pretties image. She loved it and I am sure I know will be asked to make more for her to play with!


Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Paper Pretties PURRRRtyGirl digi
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Misc Plain
Patterned Paper: NIL
Inks: Printer
Die Cuts: Nil
Embellishments: Liquid Pearls and KindyGlitz

I am entering this into the following challenges
Paper Cutz Challenge # 101 - Anything Goes
Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge# 13 - Paws for thought
Crafting for all Seasons Challenge # 5 - Furry Friends
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge # -82 - Animal Magic
Die cut Dreams Challenge #94 - Animal Antics

Remember to check out the other Sweeties' creations at Cupcake Inspirations.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Kei with Butterfly Balloon - SDT Work

This week I want to show one of the Spesch Designer Stamps older images that I fell in love with as soon as I saw her so I made this card for the Mad for Markers Pink and Yellow Challenge.


Also I want to tell you that Spesch Designer Stamps is sponsoring Digital Tuesday Challenge this week with a Skecth Challenge; so remember to check it out. And I must start working on it myself!!

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Spesch Designer Stamps 'Kei with Butterfly Balloon' digi and Hero Arts Tags and Tickets Clear set
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose Gertie papers
Inks: Printer and Versafine Onyx Black
Die Cuts: Nil
Embellishments: Misc Ribbon, Prima flowers, Kaiser Gems, Kaiser Pearls and KindyGlitz

I am entering this into the following challenges in addition to the Mad for Markers one!
- Birthday Sundaes Challenge # 18 - Anything Goes
- One Stitch At A Time Challenge # 71 - Flowers
- Allways Something Creative Challenge # 10 - Yellow and another colour

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Sunday, July 17, 2011

Cupcake Inspirations # 119 - DT Work

This weeks sponsor for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge # 119 is Anita Be Stampin so one lucky person will win a $15 Gift Certificate to the Anita Be Stampin Store! There are soooo many cute images to choose from!

Here is my card for this week

And this week's delicious inspiration cupcakes

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Hero Arts Magical Castle and Prince Charming Sets
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Misc Plain
Patterned Paper: Misc Cloud paper
Inks: Printer and Versafine Onyx Black
Die Cuts: Nil
Embellishments: Kaiser Pearls and Gems, Doodlebug paper frills, Liquid Pearls and KindyGlitz

I am entering this into the following challenges
Totally PaperCrafts Challenge # 75 - Girlie Girl
By The Cute and Girly July Challenge - Things with Wings
Copic Creations Challenge # 54 - Pastel Colors
PaperPlay Challenge # 28- Things with Wings
Little Claire's Designs Challenge # 11 - Things with wings
The Emerald Faerie Garden Challenge # 5 - All things Nice (Girlie)


Remember to check out the other Sweeties' creations at Cupcake Inspirations.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Princess With Cake - SDT Work

After last weeks Spesch Designer Stamps fabulous new release last week I though I would remind you of some of their older images. This one is one of my favourites and I love creating with it!

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Spesch Designer Stamps Digital 'Princess with Cake ' and A Muse Artstamp Happy Birthday stamps
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Bazzill and plain
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose Hazel papers
Inks: Printer and Versafine Onyx Black
Die Cuts: Spellbinders scalloped and classic ovals
Embellishments: Misc flowers, dressmaking pearls, Kaiser Gems and KindyGlitz

I am entering this into these challenges
- iCopic Challenge # 38 - Birthdays
- Creative Craft Challenge - Pretty Blossoms
- Cupcake Craft Challenge - Favourite # 61 Going Girly
- Come and Get it Challenges - Light Blue, Light Pink, Light Green
- Lollipop Crafts Challenge - Anything Goes
- Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Challenge - Recipe (2 DP and 2 Embellishments)
- Digital Tuesday Challenge # 119 - Spellbound (1 or more spellbinders)

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Sunday, July 10, 2011

Cupcake Inspirations # 118 - DT Work

This weeks sponsor for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge # 118 is Chi Chi Memories. They have sooo many super cute images it was hard to choose which one to make my card with!! One lucky person will win the Water Fun Stamp set by Chi Chi Memories!

Here is my card for this week

And this week's inspiration cupcakes

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Chi Chi Memories Digi Happy Carnival Candace Clown 1 and A Muse Artstamps Happy Birthday
Colouring: Computer with a little Copic highlights
Card Stock: Misc Plain and Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Kaiser Party Animals Paper Pad
Inks: Printer and Versafine Onyx Black
Die Cuts: Sullivans Label punch and Cuttlebug stars
Embellishments: DMC Cotton, Misc Gems and KindyGlitz

I am entering this into the following challenges
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge # 57 - Happy Birthday
Bearly-Mine Challenge # 14 - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion # 65 - Anything Goes

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

Friday, July 8, 2011

Spesch Designer Stamps - Release Day!

Yeah...it is finally here! Today is Release Day for Spesch Designer Stamps' latest digi range and they are fab. So now I can show you the last two stamps in the release.

Introducing 'Lemonade Girl'
Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Spesch Designer Stamps 'Lemonade Girl' and Stampendous Friendly Messages Set Colouring: The computer with a little Copic highlights
Card Stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: DCVW Citrus Stack and Glitter Stack
Inks: Printer and Printer and Versafine Onyx Black
Die Cuts: Spellbinders scalloped circle and Magnolia Swirl Doohickey
Embellishments: Kaiser Gems and KindyGlitz

I am entering this card into these challenges
- Aud Sentiments Challenge # -32 Sentiment with at least two words
- Digital Tuesday Challenge # 118 - Bling it up
- Craft your Passion Challenge # 65 - Anything Goes


And also here is the very cute 'Mushroom Fae'

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Spesch Designer Stamps 'Mushroom Fae' and Hero Arts Sweet Wishes
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose Gertie Papers
Inks: Printer and Vivid Red
Die Cuts: Spellbinders scalloped circle, classic circle, Martha Stewart Butterfly and Magnolia Heart Swirl Doohickey
Embellishments: Kaiser Gems, 3D crystal lacquer and KindyGlitz

I am entering this into these challenges
- Flutter By Wednesday's Challenge # 161 - Open with Butterfly (or fairy, etc)
- Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge # 66 - Butterflies
- Stampavie and More Challenge # 146 - More than 3 layers

Remember to check out the Spesch blog here for the other Design Team's fabulous cards and you can buy these digis at the Spesch Designer Stamps store.

Happy Release Day
Sam xx
Thursday, July 7, 2011

Spesch Designer Stamps - Preview 4

This is the last preview before tomorrow's Spesch Designer Stamps new release and I do have to admit this is my favourite! Say hi to fun and sassy 'Beachball Girl'

Tomorrow there will be more stamps designed by Jessica so make sure you call back either here or at the Spesch Designer Stamps blog to check out the rest!!

Also remember to check out the Spesch blog here for the other Design Team's fabulous cards.

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Spesch Designer Stamps 'Beachball Girl' and Autumn Leaves 'Golden Memories' clear stamps
Colouring: shhh....(I did it on the computer!!) With a little Copic highlights
Card Stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Kaiser Craft Bubblegum Hills Collection
Inks: Printer and ColorBox Chalk Ice Blue and Versafine Onyx Black
Die Cuts: Spellbinders scalloped rectangle and Cricut 'Life's a Beach' cartridge
Embellishments: JoAnn Hawaiian Flip Flop s, Me & My Big Idea Stickers and KindyGlitz

I am entering this into these challenges
- Fantabulous Cricut Challenge # 67 - Pool Time
- Cricut Cardz Challenge # 82 - Summer Apparel or Accessory
- The Crazy Challenge # 74 - On the Beach
- Party Time Tuesdays Challenge # 23 - Square Card
- Going Grey with Scrap Creations Challenge - Summer
- Getting Cricky Challenge - Summer-time fun (Rebecca "Crafting Misfit" sent me!!)


Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Spesch Designer Stamps - Preview 3

Today is the 3rd day of Preview fun for Spesch Designer Stamp. Meet 'Lollypop Girl'; another one of Jessica's super designs for release on the 8th.


Remember to check out the Spesch blog here for the other Design Team's fabulous cards.

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Spesch Designer Stamps 'Lollypop Girl'
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose ' Hazel' papers
Inks: Printer
Die Cuts: Spellbinders circle and scalloped circle
Embellishments: Kaiser gems, Misc buttons from my stash, Doodlebug Paper frills and KindyGlitz

I am entering this into these challenges
- Party Time Tuesdays Challenge # 23 - Square Card
- My Creative Time: Throwback Thursday Challenge # - Sketch
- Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge # 65 - Anything Goes
- One Stitch At A Time Challenge # 69 - Use a Digi

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

PS - Remember to call by tomorrow for Preview 4!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Spesch Designer Stamps - Preview 2

Today is the 2nd Preview for Spesch Designer Stamp's new release; due out on the 8th July. So without further ado let me introduce one of my favourites...... 'Mushroom Flower'


Remember to check out the Spesch blog here for the other Design Team's fabulous cards.

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Spesch Designer Stamps ''Mushroom Flower'
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket Earth Love Mini Deck
Inks: Printer
Die Cuts: NIL (abnormal for me not to use a die-cut!!!)
Embellishments:Kaiser gems, Misc Ribbon from my stash and KindyGlitz

I am entering this into these challenges
- Craft Your Passion Challenge # 65 - Anything Goes
- One Stitch At A Time Challenge # 69 - Use a Digi
- Sentimental Sundays Challenge # 62 - Anything Goes with a Sentiment
- The Paper Shelter Challenge # 20 - Anything Goes
- Digi's with Attitude Challenge # 32 - Anything Goes

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

PS - Remember to call by tomorrow for Preview 3!
Monday, July 4, 2011

Spesch Designer Stamps - Preview 1

Spesch Designer Stamps are having Previews of the new release right up until the release date of the 8th July. Well I'm excited, not only are these new images by the new designer Jessica fabulous but it is officially my first Design Team work for Spesch!

Here is the first Preview of these gorgeous images; check out the Spesch blog here for the other Design Teams fabulous card......now introducing 'Strawberry Girl'.

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Spesch Designer Stamps 'Strawberry Girl'
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Girl
Inks: Printer and Versafine Onyx Black
Die Cuts: Die-namics Decorative Doily Duo, Crafts Concepts Budding Vine Embossing folder and Quickuts corner
Embellishments: Prima Flowers, Kaiser gems, DMC cotton, dress-maker pins, 3D Crystal lacquer, JLJ Designs Pretty Tough Element (leaves) and KindyGlitz

I am entering this into these challenges
- Card and Scrap Challenge # 12 - Punches/Dies
- Divas by Design Challenge # 5 - Diecuts and punches
- My Mum's Craft Shop challenge # 12 - Something Old and Something new (the old is my DMC cotton from 10 years ago when cross-stitch was my thing and the image is definitely new!!)
- Stamp Something Challenge - July Digi Day
- Charisma Cardz Challenge # 26 - Ice-cream colours (Yum Strawberry!!)
- The Paper Shelter Challenge # 20 - Anything Goes
- Digi's with Attitude Challenge # 32 - Anything Goes


Happy Crafting
Sam xx

PS - Remember to call by tomorrow for Preview 2!



Saturday, July 2, 2011

Pretty Miko

Today I made this card for a girl at work to give to her niece and I wanted something to enter into the Anyone for Anya? Sketch Challenge. This also gave me the chance to play with some new goodies!! YEAH

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: The Greeting Farm Wild Sprouts Collection - Mika used
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: DCWV Bubblegum Hills Collection
Inks: Momento Tuxedo Black
Die Cuts: Magnolia Doily Flowers, Die-namics Upsy Daisy, Sizzix Ida Lou's Flower Box alphabet, Martha Stewart border punch and Spellbinders Ovals, Scalloped Ovals
Embellishments: Prima Pearls. 3D Crystal Lacquer and KindyGlitz

Here is the sketch provided by Anyone for Anya?

I am entering this into these other challenges
- Crafts and Me Challenge # 41 - Birthdays
- Divas by Design Challenge # 5 - Die cuts and Punches
- There She Goes Challenge # 13 - A Challenge to Die for (use 3 or more dies or punches)

Happy Crafting
Sam xx