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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Anyone for Anya? Shaped Card Challenge

This weeks Anyone for Anya? challenged is to make a shaped card. I must admit I was in a state of panic when I saw that is what I needed to produce! I did enjoy this challenge in the end and I am happy with the result!


Card Specs
Stamp/Image: CC Designs 'Flower Power' Digi Set
Colouring: Copics and Spicas
Card Stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Playful Posies Short Stack
Inks: Printer
Die Cuts: Martha Cricut Lacy Labels Cartridge and Spellbinder scalloped circle
Embellishments: Prima Flowers, Bella Brad, Misc Rub-On, Kaiser pearls, Misc lace 3D and KindyGlitz

Please check out Anyone for Anya? for the other DT members fabulous designs.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday Sketch Challenge - 4th Challenge

It is Friday Sketch Challenge time...yeah! A fortnight seems to take forever to come around!! This week our Sketch is brought to you by Tracey.

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Spesch Designer Stamps MushroomFae Digi
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Bazzill and Plain
Patterned Paper: Misc from my scraps bucket
Inks: Printer and Vivid Taupe
Die Cuts: Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, Spellbinders Rectangle, Carl Corner punch, Die-namics Doiley Duo and Sizzix Ida Lou's Flower Box Alphabet Set
Embellishments: Kaiser Gems, Prima Flowers, MM Staple, 3D Crystal Lacquer and KindyGlitz

I am entering this in the following challenges
Card Makin Mamas Challenge # 32 - Cut it Out!
PaperCrafting Journey Challenge # 22 - Use a digi
Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge # 58 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz Challenge # 43 - Anything Goes

Please check out Friday Sketch Challenge for the other DT members fabulous designs and enter this fortnight's fun!

Happy Crafting

Sam xx

PS - Thanks to my BFF Suze for making me screw up my circles. Oh and here is the sketch
Sunday, October 23, 2011

Anyone for Anya? Sketch Challenge

This week's Anyone for Anya? Challenge is a sketch challenge. I love sketches and I use them around 99% percent of the time when I am paper crafting. This week I made the following card and now I am now in wonder why I haven't used this set before. I have had it for years and it is one for the Greeting Farm sets I owned.

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: The Greeting Farm Forest Friends
Colouring: Copics and Spicas
Card Stock: Bazzill and Plain
Patterned Paper: DCWV The Green Stack
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Saddle Brown and Versafine Onyx Black
Die Cuts: NIL
Embellishments: DCWV The Green Stack Chipboard Box and Misc Bradz from my Stash.

I am entering this in the following challenges
Design 2 Delight Challenge - Cute Critters
4 Crafty Chicks challenge # 60 - Marker it Up!
Shelly's Images Challenge - Anything Goes

Please check out Anyone for Anya? for the other DT members fabulous designs.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

PS - Here is the sketch!
Sunday, October 16, 2011

Anyone for Anya? Monochromatic Challenge

This week's Anyone for Anya? Challenge is Monochromatic. I never use to be big on doing cards all in shades of one colour but now I love it!


Card Specs
Stamp/Image: The Greeting Farm Flutter Anya and Bizzy Bec's
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Bazzill and Plain
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Dots & Stripes Metropolitan Collection
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Printer and Versa Color Mint
Die Cuts: Spellbinders classic and scalloped cirlces and BossKuts Leaf Flourish
Embellishments: Prima flowers, Kaiser Gems, 3D Crystal Lacquer and KindyGlitz

I am entering this in the following challenges
The Crafty Pad Challenge # 143 - Monochromatic
Digi Designs Challenge Blog - Girlie Creations
Secret Crafter Challenge # 156 - White and one other colour



Please check out Anyone for Anya? for the other DT members fabulous designs.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Friday, October 14, 2011

Friday Sketch Challenge - 3rd Challenge

It is Friday Sketch Challenge time...yeah! This fortnight we have such a versatile sketch by Sammi so I decided to use one of my Spesch Designer Stamps I hadn't used as yet!

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Spesch Designer Stamps Bonnie Rockstar Digi Stamp and unknown clear stamps.
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Misc Plain
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Happy Go Lucky DP
Inks: Printer and Vivid Garnet Mini
Die Cuts: Carl 1" Punch, Creative Memories 1 1/4" - 1 1/2" punch, Spellbinders scalloped Rectangle and Die-namics Jumbo Scallop
Embellishments: Misc Buttons, DMC Cotton, Kaiser Pearls and KindyGlitz

I am entering this in the following challenges
Little Miss Muffet Challenge # 20 - Girlie Girl
Anything Goes Challenge # 51 - Die cuts/Punches or both
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge # 55 - Use Designer Papers
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge # 53 - Anything Goes

Please check out Friday Sketch Challenge for the other DT members fabulous designs and enter this fortnight's fun!

Happy Crafting

Sam xx

PS - Thanks to my BFF Suze for making me screw up my circles. Oh and here is the sketch

Monday, October 10, 2011

Mad For Markers Favourite Copic Colour Combo Challenge

This is a challenge I have to enter!! The Mad for Marker Favourite Copic Colour Combo and my favorite combo is anything with pink....I sure you would of guessed this by now!!


Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Spesch Designer Stamps Bonnie Clear Stamp
Colouring: Copics (Fav colour combo RV11, R81, R83, R85)
Card Stock: Bazzill, Bazzill Bling and Plain
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose Hazel DP
Inks: Momento Tuxedo Black
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Scalloped Rectangle Fiskars Border Punch and Flourish (brand tba as I can not find it on my desk and I can't remember off the top of my head!!)
Embellishments: Crochet flower, Misc Brad, Misc lace, paper doiley, Prima Pearl butterfly, Bazzill Rub-Ons and KindyGlitz

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Sunday, October 9, 2011

Anyone for Anya? Colour Challenge

This weeks Anyone for Anya? Challenge is a Colour Challenge. I loved this challenge as it forced me to use colours I not have normally used and I decided to make a male card which is not one of my strong points! Despite all this I am very happy with the end outcome and I am now busting for a male birthday to come along so I can use it!!


Card Specs
Stamp/Image: The Greeting Farm Logan
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Bazzill and Plain
Patterned Paper: Kaszazz
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Versafine Onyx Black
Die Cuts: Die-namics First Place Award Ribbon
Embellishments: Misc grosgrain ribbon, Finishing Touch Ideas Rub-Ons, Misc buttons and Kaszazz Cut Outs.

I am entering this in the following challenges
Southern Girls Challenge # 29 - Boys or Men
Divas by Design Challenge # 12- Button Up
Paper Take Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft your passion Challenge # 78 - Anything Goes (plus ribbons)
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge # 53 - Anything Goes

Please check out Anyone for Anya? for the other DT members fabulous designs.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

PS - Here is the pic for you to use for your colour inspiration.
Saturday, October 8, 2011

Spesch Designer Stamps - Halloween Release Day

Boo...I have a birthday on Halloween for you!

It's relase day at Spesch Designer Stamps with the latest range of digi stamps. This month they are Halloween themed just in time for you to make some spooky stuff!

This one is definitely too cute to spook...Witch

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Spesch Designer Stamps Witchredone Digi Stamps and Hampton Art Birds & Branches flipflops set
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Plain and Bazzill
Patterned Paper: CraftyKids Misc and Design House Digital 'Halloween Collection' by Jen Allyson
Inks: Printer and Vivid 'Cobblestone'
Die Cuts: Cricut Happy Hauntings Cartridge, Spellbinder classic circle and Martha Stewart border punch
Embellishments: Kaiser Gems 3D KindyGlitz

I am entering this in the following challenges
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - Fall or Halloween
AUD Sentiments Challenge # 38- Birthday
Rainbow Lady's Challenge # 173- In the Misty Moon
My Craft Spot Challenge # 28 - Too Cute to Spook
Just Add Ink Challenge # 88 - Just add a die cut (the spooky branches, the bat, fence and moon are die cuts)
Crafty Calendar Challenge - A spooky Birthday

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 TODAY.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Friday, October 7, 2011

Spesch Designer Stamps - Halloween Preview 3

It's the last preview day at Spesch Designer Stamps with the eery Halloween images that are released tomorrow!

This was one of my favourites so I decided to do something a little different; before you check it out please meet Steampunk

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Spesch Designer Stamps Steampunk Digi Stamps
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Plain
Patterned Paper: NIL
Inks: Printer
Die Cuts: Cricut Happy Hauntings Cartridge
Embellishments: Misc Die Cut frame , Prima flowers, Kaiser pearls, 3D Crystal Lacquer, Liquid Pearls, Misc pink cord and Bella Charms

I am entering this in the following challenges
Scrapalicious USA challenge - Hang It Up!
Pixie Dust Studio Challenge # 94 - Anything but a Card

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 from Tomorrow.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Thursday, October 6, 2011

Spesch Designer Stamps - Halloween Preview 2

Today is preview number 2 at Spesch Designer Stamps of the new Halloween stamps to be released this Friday....spooktacular


Welcome this one with a big cat's meow....Cat Girl

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Spesch Designer Stamps CatGirl Digi Stamps
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Plain
Patterned Paper: Debbie Mumm Halloween PP
Inks: Printer
Die Cuts: Cricut Happy Hauntings Cartridge
Embellishments: 3D KindyGlitz

I am entering this in the following challenges
Charisma Cardz Challenge # 40 - Black and Orange
Crafty Ribbon Challenge # 3 - Halloween Projects
Pixie Dust Studio Challenge # 94 - Anything but a Card
Crafts and Me Challenge # 55 - Use a digi

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 from Friday 8th.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

Here is a little close up of the top of my treat bag
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Spesch Designer Stamps - Halloween Preview 1

It's preview time again at Spesch Designer Stamps. This month's previews and release (scheduled for the 8th) are in support of Halloween.....oooo spooky

Today we are going to get the bloodsuckers out of the way with the introduction to Vamp Girl.
Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Spesch Designer Stamps VampGirl Digi Stamps and Tiddlyinks Coffin Digi
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Bazzill and Plain
Patterned Paper: Kaiser Allsorts PP
Inks: Printer
Die Cuts: Cricut Happy Hauntings Cartridge
Embellishments:Misc Alphabet stickers, American Traditional Designs 3D Motion Stickers, Doodlebug Paper Frills and lots of 3D KindyGlitz

I am entering this in the following challenges
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge # 69 - Halloween
The Pink Elephant challenge # 119 - Trick or Treat
Come and Get it Challenge - Halloween
I did it Creations Challenge - Halloween
Lollipop Crafts Challenge # 51 - Halloween

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 from Friday 8th.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Sunday, October 2, 2011

Anyone for Anya? Halloween Challenge

This week's Anyone for Anya? Challenge is Halloween...ooooohh spooooky! Here is my card...
Card Specs
Stamp/Image: The Greeting Farm Penny Mouse Digi
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Bazzill and Plain
Patterned Paper: Design House Digital 'Halloween Collection' by Jen Allyson
Inks: Printer Only
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Labels 14, Martha Stewart Border punch and Cricut 'Happy Hauntings' Cartridge
Embellishments: Kaiser gems and KindyGlitz

I am entering this in the following challenges
The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge # 154 - Halloween
Moving Along with the Times Challenge # 118 - Spooky Goings on
Art Impressions Stamp Challenge # 34 - Halloween
Cute Card Thursday Challenge # 184 - Animal Crackers

Please check out Anyone for Anya? for the other DT members fabulous designs.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx