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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Tweet-mas

I  just want to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year.



Happy Crafting
Sam xx


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Is it Aloha or Owl-oha?

This week at  The Squirrel and the Fox  the challenge is Summer and Winter as it one of these season in many parts of the world.
Well in my part of the world it is (suppose to) be summer although we haven't had too many of our Aussie hot days yet.
I should also mention our fab sponsor is Pink Cat Studio which I looooove soooo much so here is my summer card with Hula-owl!


Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Pink Cat Studio 'Hula Owl'
Colouring: Copic
Card Stock: Plain and Bazzill
Patterned Paper: DCWV 'Citrus Stack'
 Inks: Printer
 Die Cuts: Spellbinders Classic Circles
 Embellishments: Kaiser Gems,  Misc Rub-Ons, Misc thongs and KindyGlitz

Now go check out the other DT's amazing creations at The Squirrel and the Fox

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
  
Sunday, November 17, 2013

Violet to support Hodgkin's Lymphoma

It's a very special challenge at  The Squirrel and the Fox  this week as the challenge is 'Violet'.  Violet in support of Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

My heart and thoughts are with the kids and families that are fighting this terrible disease.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Make It Crafty.  I have used 'Melody' to give those Hodgkin's Lymphoma fighters some Hope!


Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Make It Crafty 'Melody'
Colouring: Copic
Card Stock: Plain, Kraft and Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Kaiser Craft 'Lilac Avenue'
 Inks: Printer
 Die Cuts:Nil
 Embellishments: Kaiser Gems,  Prima flowers and Tim Holtz 'Adage Tickets'

I am going to enter this into the following challenges
MarkerPOP Challenge # 34 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenge # 6 - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge # 71 - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge # 193 - Anything Goes
Make It Monday # 166 - Always Anything Goes


Now go check out the other DT's amazing creations at The Squirrel and the Fox
Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Monday, November 11, 2013

Sparkle and Shine

This week I have been required to make my first card for the spooky season as this week's challenge at Creative Creations Challenges is 'Sparkle and Shine'
I am sooo excited as our sponsor this week is Saturated Canary and  we can never have tooo many Saturated Canary digital Images....I think I have to go buy more now!!

I have used 'Bubbles for my card.

Here are a couple of extra pics so you can see the sparkle and shine!



Card Specs
Stamp/Image:  Saturated Canary 'Bubbles' and Lili of the Valley 'Everyday Grungy Messages'
Colouring: Copic
Card Stock: Plain, Kraft and Bazzil
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye the sweetest thing 'Honey'
 Inks: Printer: Printer and Versafine Tuxedo black
 Die Cuts: Joy Craft Vintage Flourishes 'Swirly Corner' and Magnolia 'Heart Swirl'
Embellishments:  Misc flowers, Kaiser pearls, 3D Crystal Lacquer, MM Staplers, Misc lace and  KindyGlitz.

I am going to enter this in the following challenges
MarkerPOP Challenge # 34 - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime Challenge # 23 - Sparkle
Charisma Cardz Challenge # 44 - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts Challenge # 192 - Use Glitter
Wild Orchid Challenge # 89 - Ribbons and Lace


Now go check out the other DT's amazing creations at Creative Creations Challenges

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Animal Antics

This week at The Squirrel and the Fox the challenge is 'Animal Antics' so get all those cute little animals out of hiding to roam
 
Our sponsor is Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and there is a fab prize of 3 digis.
 
 
 Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Paper Smooches 'Party Posse'
Colouring: Copic
Card Stock: Plain and Bazzil
Patterned Paper: Misc Scrap
 Inks: Printer: Memento 'Tuxedo Black' and Versafine 'Onyx Black'
 Die Cuts: Spellbinders classic circle
Embellishments:  KindyGlitz, Misc flowers and Kaiser Gems

I am going to enter this in the following challenges
TBA
Now go check out the other DT's amazing creations at The Squirrel and the Fox
 
Happy Crafting
Sam xx



 
 
Sunday, October 20, 2013

Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

This week at The Squirrel and the Fox the challenge is 'Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness' and our sponsor this week is Delicious Doodles.  Check out The Squirrel and The Fox Challenge Blog to find out what great prize there is!

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: A Day For Daisies 'Pearls In My Hair'
Colouring: Copic
Card Stock: Plain and Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Unsure manufacture 'Sweet Memories'  (This was a freebie with a magazine)
 Inks: Printer
 Die Cuts: Lea'bilities 'Fram Curve'
 Embellishments: Kaiser pearls, Misc ribbon, DCWV Rub-On Quote Stack and kindyglitz.

Now go check out the other DT's amazing creations at The Squirrel and the Fox
Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Monday, October 14, 2013

Broomstick Bella flies again!

This week I have been required to make my first card for the spooky season as this week's challenge at Creative Creations Challenges is 'Halloween'

Not only is it the first Halloween card from me for the season but it is also the first time I have used an image from The Stamping Chef.

So without further ado let me introduce 'Broomstick Bella'


Card Specs
Stamp/Image:  The Stamping Chef 'Broomstick Bella' and Die-namics 'Spider Web' set
Colouring: Copic
Card Stock: Plain and Bazzil
Patterned Paper: doodlebug designs 'haunted manor'
 Inks: Printer: Printer, Versafine Tuxedo black and Brilliance Starlight Silver
 Die Cuts: Spellbinders 'classic circle, dienamics 'Spider-web', Martha Stewart 'Jack-o-lantern' and border punch
Embellishments:  KindyGlitz and spica pens

I am going to enter this in the following challenges
TBA
Now go check out the other DT's amazing creations at Creative Creations Challenges

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Things with Wings

This week at The Squirrel and the Fox the challenge is 'Things with Wings' and our sponsor is Hobbybook digital stamps.

This is the first time I have use their images so I have created my card using 'Cute Fairy' whick I picked up as a freebie from the Hobbybook blog.


Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Hobbybook Digital Stamps 'Cute fairy'
Colouring: Copic
Card Stock: Plain and Bazzill
Patterned Paper:Echo Park 'Sweet Day' Patterned Papers and Misc scraps
 Inks: Printer
 Die Cuts: Spellbinders classic and scalloped circles
 Embellishments: Misc paper flowers, Misc Rub-Ons , Kaiser Gems, washi tape and kindyglitz.


Now go check out the other DT's amazing creations at The Squirrel and the Fox

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

 
Monday, September 30, 2013

Sketch challenge at CCC!


This fortnight at  Creative Creations Challenges I am tagging along with Team A's Challenge and it is a sketch challenge.

This Challenge is sponsored by Kenny K...who doesn't like Kenny K ?......NO ONE haha everyone loves Kenny K.

I'm sooo excited as I got to use the lovely Vanity for my creation.

 


Here is the sketch for you to try although I have rotated it 90 degrees anti clockwise

Card Specs
Stamp/Image:  KennyK 'Vanity'
Colouring: Copic
Card Stock: Plain and Bazzil
Patterned Paper: Bo Nummy 'Sweet Tooth Coolection'
 Inks: Printer: Printer
 Die Cuts: Nil
Embellishments:  KindyGlitz, Misc flowers and Kaiser Gems

I am going to enter this in the following challenges
ABC Challenge  # 47 - 3 or more Patterned Papers

Now go check out the other DT's amazing creations at Creative Creations Challenges
Happy Crafting
Sam xx



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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Happy Birthday to you!

This week at The Squirrel and the Fox the challenge is 'Happy Birthday'.

This week our sponsor is 'Sweet & Sassy' Stamps so be sure to enter for your chance to a great 'Sweet & Sassy' prize


Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Whipper Snapper 'Burger King' and Misc Birthday Stamp
Colouring: Copic
Card Stock: Plain and Bazzill
Patterned Paper: DCWV 'The Generation Tech' Stack
 Inks: Memento 'Tuxedo Black' and Versafine 'Onyx Black'
 Die Cuts: SU punches
 Embellishments:  Kaiser Gems

I am going to enter this in the following challenges
Totally Papercrafts Challenge # 185 - Happy Birthday Baby
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge # 51 - Male Cards
4 Krafty Girlz Challenge # 2 - Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge # 48 - Anything Goes
Five Simple Things/Inspire me Friday - Always Anything Goes

Now go check out the other DT's amazing creations at The Squirrel and the Fox
Happy Crafting
Sam xx


Monday, September 16, 2013

Creative Creations Challenges


Well I  have some exciting news......drum roll please......
This is my first card as a Creative Creations Challenges Design Team Member!

Well I am excited as they have some awesome sponsors with the first one I get to work with being
Lacy Sunshine Stamps.  OMG you need to chek out these images as the are soooo cute.

I have used 'Eleanor - Antheia Flower Goddess'


Our theme is 'The Bottom of the Garden' and it has an inspiration pic too


Card Specs
Stamp/Image:  Lacy Sunshine Stamps 'Eleanor - Antheia Flower Goddess' and Papertrey Ink 'tag-its #2'
Colouring: Copic
Card Stock: Plain, Bazzill and Misc
Patterned Paper: DCWV
 Inks: Printer, Versafine 'Onyx Black' and Versacolour 'Heliotrope'
 Die Cuts:Die-versions 'Beautiful Bird Cages', Lea'abilities 'Corner Flowers', Memory Box 'Wrought Iron Fence' and Taylored Expressions 'Curly Swirlies
Embellishments:  KindyGlitz, Crochet flowers and misc flower steam

I am going to enter this in the following challenges
Lacy Sunshine Challenge # 17 - Anything Goes
The ABC Challenge - V is for Very Cute

Now go check out the other DT's amazing creations at Creative Creations Challenges

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
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Sunday, September 8, 2013

It's Raining Men! Hallelujah!

This fortnight at The Squirrel and the Fox it's raining men! Hellelujah!  Haha So whip out those Male cards for us.

Our awesome sponsor this week is Kenny K Digi downloads and the price will be 5 free Kenny K downloads...I wish I could enter!

Here is my card using a Kenny K digi called a Need for Speed.  I made this some time ago for a guy at work 60th birthday.  He is the fleet manager for the company I work for so it had to feature a fast car!

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Kenny K digi downloads 'Need for Speed'
Colouring: Copic
Card Stock: Plain, Bazzill and Gitter
Patterned Paper: DCWV 'the celebration' Stack
 Inks: Printer and Versafine 'Onyx Black'
 Die Cuts: Tim Holts 'Gadget Gears', Spellbinders, 'Eyelet Squares' and Sizzix 'Ida Lou's Flower Box' (for the numbers)
 Embellishments:  KindyGlitz

I am going to enter this in the following challenges
Bearly-Mine Challenge # 102 - Anything Goes
Five Simple things Challenge Inspire me Friday # 119 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenge # 36 - Significant Birthday or Occasion
Sister Act Card Challenge #23 - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge  - U is for Unlimited

Now go check out the other DT's amazing creations at The Squirrel and the Fox
Happy Crafting
Sam xx

 
Sunday, August 25, 2013

It's Spring at The Squirrel and The Fox

At The Squirrel and the Fox this fortnight the challenge is Spring or Autumn. 

Well, I went with Spring as I am soo longing for to the pretty colours of blooming flower and hearing the birds sing again....it feels like we have had winter forever this year!

This time our sponsor is Delicious Doodles and  the price will be 4 free Delicious Doodle Images.


My card is smaller than standard size this time round.

Card Specs
Stamp/Image:Delicious Doodles 'Fuscia and Hummingbird' and Wild Rose Studio 'Circle Greetings'
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Plain and Bazzill
Patterned Paper: NIL
 Inks: Printer and Colorbox 'Maroon'
 Die Cuts:  Carl Circle punch
 Embellishments:  Kaiser pearls and KindyGlitz

I am going to enter this in the following challenges
Delicious Doodles Challenge # 50 - Birds of a feather
2 Sisters Challenge # 158 - Square cards


Now go check out the other DT's amazing creations at The Squirrel and the Fox
Happy Crafting
Sam xx

 
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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Whimsical with Make It Crafty

This fortnight at The Squirrel and the Fox it is Whimsical time and our fab sponsor is Make It Crafty.

So to make my card this week I used not one but two MIC digital Stamps - 'Whimsical Flowers' and Fluttering Sapphire'.  And I should say it took me hours to colour!



Copic Colours Used
Greens - YG01, YG06, YG17, YG23, YG67
Purples - BV000, BV00, BV11, BV13, BV31
Yellows - Y02, Y13, Y15, Y38
Reds - R22, R35, R46
Browns- E00, E11, E33, E43, E31, E74, E50, E44, E47, E79
Blacks & Greys - W1, W3, C0, C8, 100
Outlining - B00

Card Specs
Stamp/Image:  MIC digital Stamps - 'Whimsical Flowers' and Fluttering Sapphire'.
Colouring: Copic
Card Stock: Plain and Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Nil
 Inks: Printer and Versafine 'Onyx Black'
 Die Cuts: Martha Stewart border punch
 Embellishments:  Misc ribbon, kaiser pearls and KindyGlitz

I didn't get a chance to enter this into any challenges although I did use this one as my entry into the Make It Crafty DT call.  Wish me luck please!

Now go check out the other DT's amazing creations at The Squirrel and the Fox
Happy Crafting
Sam xx

 

Sunday, July 28, 2013

I'd like to be under the sea.....

 ....in an octopus' garden in the shade.

This fortnight at The Squirrel and the Fox we have a Nautical/Seal Life Challenge.

Our sponsor this week is Oak Pond Creations and the card I have made is using one of their fabulous  images.
The lucky winner will get 3 free digi stamps of their choice from OPC


Card Specs
Stamp/Image: OPC 'Anchor Under Water' Digi and CC Designs 'Beach Logos'
Colouring: Copic
Card Stock: Plain and Bazzill
Patterned Paper: DCWV 'All About Boys' Stack
 Inks: Printer and Versafine 'Onyx Black'
 Die Cuts:Picot Edge Circles and Carl Circle punch
 Embellishments:  Dew Drops and KindyGlitz

I am going to enter this in the following challenges
Creative Creations Challenge # 15 - Anything Goes

Now go check out the other DT's amazing creations at The Squirrel and the Fox
Happy Crafting
Sam xx

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Something Spooled with The Squirrel and The Fox

Well I made this card for my Best Friend's birthday some time ago.  It gave me the chance to use a stamp set I have had for a loooong while but never used and it was appropriate for The Squirrel and the Fox 'Something Spooled' Challenge

I do have to note that not only did my cotton and ribbon tape measure come from a spool but I put the cotton on one in my design. 

Also this fortnight we at The Squirrel and the Fox  are sponsored by Robyn's Fetish.


Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Die-namics 'Sew Nifty' Stamps set
Colouring: NIL
Card Stock: Kraft and Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Misc Scraps
 Inks: Versafine 'Onyx Black'
 Die Cuts: Die-namics 'Sew Nifty' Die set and Spellbinder Picot Edge Circles
 Embellishments:  Typo Ribbon, Misc buttons, Kaiser flower, Kaiser pearl border, Misc fabric and DMC Cotton

Now go check out the other DT's amazing creations at The Squirrel and the Fox

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

 
Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Tiddly Inks Design Team Call

I got sooo very excited when I saw that Tiddly Inks was having a Design Team call.  It couldn't of happened at a better time for me to try out; with a couple of the DTs I was in winding down.  So today I made the following card for my submission....wish me luck as I sooooo want to be a part of this DT!  

Being a DT member would just compliment my Tiddly Inks membership perfectly too!


Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Tiddly Inks 'Celebrate Joyfully - Emma' Digital Image and A Muse Artstamps 'Happy Birthday'
Colouring: Copics 
Card Stock: Plain and Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Echo Park 'For the Record 2'
 Inks: Printer and Versafine 'Onyz Black'
 Die Cuts: Spellbinders Classic and  Floral Ovals,  Marthe Stewart border punch, Die-namics label quartet and Carl corner punch
 Embellishments:  Misc ribbon, Kaiser pearls, Misc flowers, Liquid pearls,  KindyGlitz and 3D Crystal Lacquer

Copics Used
Hair - E50, E53, E55, E57, E59
Skin - E000, E000, E01, E11, YR01, R20
Dress - R00, R20, R22, R24 C2, YR20, YR18
Boots - C3, C5, C6, 100
Flower - Y15, YR21, YR15, YR14
Grass - YG13, YG23, YG67
Shadows, Outlines - BV0000, C1, B00

I am going to enter this in the following challenges
365 Cards Challenge/Day  #185 - Overlapping Elements
Fashionista Challenge # 17 - Birthday or Wedding
Paperminutes Challenge # 277 - Anything Goes
C is for Challenge # 1 - Flowers
Stamp & Fun = Creativity Challenge # 159 - Sketch below


Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Sunday, July 7, 2013

And a Cherry On Top


It's an Anything Goes Challenge at No Matter Which Challenge this month and sadly it is our final challenge.  I have really enjoyed being a part of this fab Team and crafting with some awesome ladies.  Good luck girls and Thank-you Suzanne for letting me be part of it!

Our Sponsor is 

 SweetStamps.com manufactures artistic rubber stamps on cling cushion for use with acrylic blocks. We carry a variety of stamping and paper crafting goodies like our own Shades dye inks, metal embossing plates, embossing folders, cutting & embossing dies (Cheery Lynn, Marianne, Joy! and Nellie's), fine detail embossing powders, specialty cardstock and vellum along with supplies for parchment crafting.

The prize is...
$10 Gift Certificate to Sweet Stamps store




Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Lili of the Valley Cherry On Top','Recipe Sentiments' and CC Designs "Birthday Logos"
Colouring: Copics 
Card Stock: Plain and Bazzill
Patterned Paper:My Mind's Eye 'Collectable'
 Inks: Memento 'Tuxedo Black' and Versafine 'Onyz Black'
 Die Cuts: Circle punch and slot punch
 Embellishments:  Misc ribbon Kaiser pearls, KindyGlitz and 3D Crystal Lacquer

I am going to enter this in the following challenges
LOTV Monthly Challenge # July - Pretty In Pink
Crafting for all Seasons Challenge # 55 - Make it Girly
Divas by Design Challenge # - Cute
Bearly-Mine Challenge #  93 - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge # 14 - Anything Goes 

 
Please check out No Matter Which Challenge for the other DT members fabulous designs, they are definitely worth the look once again!

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Christmas in July with The Squirrel and The Fox

Wow the last couple of weeks have flown by and it is time for another The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge.

The fortnight it is 'Christmas In July' and our sponsor is The Paper Shelter.  I will have to get back to you on what the prize is!

So without further Ado I will present to you my card using a The Paper Shelter Image called 'There's a Penguin in my Cocoa'
Here is the complete image coloured as I cropped it a little for my card!

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: The Paper Shelter 'There's a Penguin in my Cocoa' and CC Designs 'Christmas Logos'
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Plain and Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Raspberry Road Designs 'Christmas Collection'
 Inks: Printer and Vivid Minis in 'Brick', 'Olive' and 'Taupe
 Die Cuts: Spellbinders Scalloped and Classic Circles
 Embellishments:  Washi tape, Misc paper Doily, Kindyglitz and Kaiser pearls


Now go check out the other DT's amazing creations at The Squirrel and the Fox
Happy Crafting
Sam xx

 
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