Monday 25 March 2013

May your dragons be few Challenge #55 @ TSC


Hello friends!

This week's challenge at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner is #55 Anything Goes But A Card.
My anything is a gift bag. 
I chose an image from our sponsor MelJen Design. This digi  is called Chinese Dragon.
Yaaaaaa! My first dragon image to share! That only took over a year. Must mean fairies are soon to follow. I love fantasy and thought the majority of my creations would have dragon and fairy images on them. What can I say...I get distracted easily because there are so many great digi images out there. I love digis! I've been eyeing my wood mounted stamps this week and wondered if most of them will ever see ink again. I think 75% of them have never been inked! Sad, sad, sad.
Okay back to the gift bag...I used that wonderful Graphic 45 paper called Bird Song. The tag reads, May your dreams come true and your dragons be few. How awesome is that? That sentiment is from a retired SU set. Had it for years and it finally got some love!

I'm writing this up on Sunday night and it's already an hour and a half past my 11:00 bedtime. Those grandbabies like to wake up early! They are such a joy, and so full of energy.If I want to keep up with them I should be in bed by ten! Day 4 with them, and everything is going amazingly well.The kids are thriving and I'm only slightly sleep deprived. My daughter called me from Indo this morning and I told her how great the kids have been. She told me she had been praying for that. I said thank you, I think we all have...and please don't stop!
Thanks for stopping by,hope you'll join the challenge this week. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's anything but a card creations. It's a great opportunity to think outside of the box.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
 Artistic Inspirations #34Fantasy
Digi Sketch Challenge Fairy Tale or Fantasy
Make It Monday Anything goes
613 Avenue Create Anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody #16 Anything goes
Crafty Emblies Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #72 Anything goes 
Craft Us Crazy #39 Anything but a card
One Crazy Stamper March Anything goes(2nd entry)
TTCRD Anything goes 
The Shabby Tea Room #159 Lovely Layers

Spots: Neon hot pink pen

Monday 18 March 2013

Empty Tomb Challenge # 54 @TSC

Hello friends! It`s time for a new challenge at Tammy`s Scrapin`Corner.
This week`s sponsor is Eureka! Stamps.
And this week`s challenge is #54 Easter.
I've chosen two images from Eureka...Empty tomb, and a scripture from Luke 24:5-6
 "Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; He is risen!"
Yes, Hallelujah! Christ is risen!
This is the first image I've colored that didn't have eyes. I was delighted with how it turned out. I had no idea what I was doing when I colored the sunrise, and just "winged" it.
When sharing this card with my husband, I told him to pick it up and look on the inside too! He said, "why? Is it the inside of the tomb?" I said," No! Then it would be empty!
I have no idea what the die cut is that I used on the inside. I upcycled it from a paper order I got in the mail,it was part of the label. I love it though so if you know what it is let me know.
Hope you'll join us this week and link up your Easter creations.

The next two weeks should be very interesting and busy for me and hubby. We're going to be looking after two of the grandchildren for fourteen days while my daughter,Nerissa and her husband visit Indonesia.
Lord, give me strength!
Thanks for visiting...Hope your Monday is awesome.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Oozak blog Anything goes
Mad for Markers March Challenge 
One Crazy Stamper March (2nd entry)
My Sheri Crafts #106 Easter
Challenges 4 Everybody Anything goes
 ABC Challenges J is Just as you like
Simply Create Too Easter/bunnies
TTCRD Anything goes 
The Paper Shelter #103 Easter
Art Impressions Blog #103 Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday #260 Anything goes
Avadares #9 Easter or Spring
Sweet Stampin' Easter 
Tuesday Alchemy #52 Anything goes
Make It Monday #132
Digi Haven Easter 
Sentimental Sundays #146 Anything goes
Craftin Desert Diva's Linky Party Easter Eggstravangaza


Monday 11 March 2013

There be shamrocks on the card Challenge #53@TSC

Hello friends! Today I'm sharing the card I made for the newest challenge #53, at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner.
Our theme this week is- Add A Shamrock- Our sponsors are SK Digis, and Milk Coffee.
I've chosen a Milk Coffee image to use called Madeline with retro outfit.
I had a lot of fun coloring her hair!
I was going for the "simple and clean" look for this card so I decided on mostly white papers. I kept thinking Just KISS it!(Keep It Simple Sweetie)but after adding all the St. Patrick's Day embellishments I'm not quite sure I achieved that. I don't know what happened with my background dots but it simply didn't turn out how I expected it would. What do you do when things don't turn out the way you had hoped? Add Stickles of course!

Hope you'll join us this week at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner. I can't wait to see your Shamrock creations.
Have an amazing Monday! Hugs!

Skin: E000,E00,E11
Pants: G12,G14,G16
Spica pens for shimmery accents, Diamond glaze on her glasses, and stickles on her boots.
Boots BG000,BG10
Background: BV000,BV00,BV01,0 and stardust stickles

Monday 4 March 2013

Pirate Turtle Challenge#52 @TSC

Avast me hearties! I'm here to share the card I made for Challenge #52-Red and Green plus a Ribbon for Tammy's Scrapin' Corner. Our Sponsor this week is QKR Stampede. I used their fabulous digi called Pirate Turtle.

I had so many ideas for this project but a 6x6 card just wasn't a big enough canvas for what I had envisioned. I did manage to add as much detail as I could though. The beach/waves border was something I made years ago for a scrapbooking page that never got made. It was a 12" border that I cut it in half to fit on the card. The little map was cut from a sheet of 7 Gypsies paper. I crumpled it up and burnt the edges. I chose the other papers from a Glitz Joyeux Noel 6x6 paper pack. That's a very versatile pack of paper. I added tiny shells and "beach sand" to the glass bottle. The pirate themed buttons were perfect except for the color of the pirate ship. It was originally blue but I used acrylic paint to transform it. I heat embossed the papers and port hole with UTEE to give it a watery look.
The sentiment is from Kraftin Kimmie's Pirate Sayings.

This was such a fun image to color and I was thrilled with how amphibian looking the turtle's skin colored up.
Hope you join us for another great week at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner. Looking forward to seeing your creations. If you'd like the chance to be a guest designer just add GDT after your name.  Thanks for visiting matey...Argggh!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Craft Us Crazy Anything goes #38
613 Avenue Create Anything goes Tic Tac Toe
My Time To Craft #211 Embossing
Paper Crafting Journey Bingo(die cut/punches,embossing,buttons)
Cute Card Thursday Something old
C.R.A.F.T Challenge embossing #196
TTCRD Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Anything goes
Divas by Design Anything goes 
Party Time Tuesdays #109 Anything goes
My Crafty Spot Pop It Up #88
Inky Impressions Splash of Red
One Crazy Stamper Anything goes
Love To Create Pick 2(die cuts/ribbon)#55
Simply Create Too Mostly Green
Inspire Me Fridays #98 Anything goes
Catch The Bug Anything goes

Hat and belt:R43,R46,R59
Buckle: C1,C3,C5