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May 31, 2016

Lady Bird

Hello!  I have an inspiration project for the Crafty Sentiments Designs challenge blog for you today.  The theme is use pearls or gems.  Those are two of my favorite things!  I used the image Lady Bird and Butterfly.  Here in the US, we call them lady bugs, but I love lady bird so much more!


Isn't she just the sweetest?  You can find Lady Bird and Butterfly in the shop.  She is a digital image and so it is always fun to use the out of the box technique.  I love the Silhouette Cameo for that job.  That machine makes it so easy!  I felt that a red, black and white color combo was a great choice for this image.  I wanted to add some lady birds, so I left a border on the side so I could doodle a few trails and add my lady bird stickers.  You can't tell in the photo, but the black mat is a glitter card stock.  I couldn't get it to show in the picture.

Three digital stamps of your choice are on offer as a prize, so pull out those pearls and gems and get to work.  You don't have to use a Crafty Sentiments Designs stamp, but if you have some, we would love to see them!

Card measures 5" x 5"
Spellbinders Lacy Squares dies
Stampin' Up! Doily
American Crafts Buttons
Dill lady bug button
EK Success Sticko lady bug stickers
Recollections adhesive lace
Recollections pearls
Recollections flowers




May 29, 2016

Lust

Hello!  It is my turn to share a little inspiration on the MoonFlower blog.  This month the design team was given the image Lust to work with.  It is amazing how different they all look!  If you have time, be sure to pop over and scroll through the posts.


This is my version of Lust.  I went with all red tones even for her hair.  I love that color combo and need to write it down for use in the future!  I used the Copic colors E19, E08, and E18.  She was cut out using the Silhouette Cameo.  The scattered petals were colored using a gold Wink of Stella pen.

If you want to stay up to date on all of the MoonFlower news and announcements, you should subscribe to the newsletter on the website.  Each newsletter contains an exclusive freebie.  You can also join us in the MoonFlower Facebook group.  There you can get some amazing inspiration from other MoonFlower fans.

I hope you will come join us!

Art By Miran has an Anything Goes challenge.  Lust is going to visit that challenge.

Chocolate, Coffee and Cards has a bingo challenge.  Lust has embossing, pattern paper, and pearls and want to share them in that challenge.


Creative Fingers has an anything goes challenge.  Lust is going to play along in that challenge.

Star Stampz has a hand colored image challenge.  Lust loves her Copic colors and is going to play in that challenge.

Card measures 5.5" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Luscious Labels One
The Paper Studio gemstone flowers
The Paper Studio vintage buttons
Martha Stewart glass microbeads
Buttons Galore buttons
Recollections pearls
Ribbon and flower from stash



May 26, 2016

Chillin' Out

It's Thursday so that means it is time for another Creative Knockouts challenge.  This week the theme is anything goes!  I  know how you love them so I expect to see tons of wonderful projects this week.


For my project I used Chillin' Out Maizy from Digital Delights.  I knew I had the perfect paper for this image and luckily I was able to find it!  And it didn't take me all day either!  She was colored with Copic markers and cut out using the Silhouette Cameo.  The die is also a Silhouette cut file from the design store.

Digital Delights is our wonderful sponsor this week.  You can click the badge below to pop over to the shop and have a look at all of the adorable digital stamps on offer.


Prize of a $5 gift certificate

Won't you come play with us?

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Silhouette cut file Nested Scallop Fancy Ovals by Sarah Hurley
The Paper Studio gemstones
Darice ice cream charm
Flowers, ribbon and lace from my stash



May 25, 2016

A Little Sketchy

For our challenge in the Crafty Gals Corner this week, we have a theme of anything goes.  We always have so many wonderful entries when we have an anything goes challenge!


I used A Little Sketchy - Girl Birthday from Bugaboo Stamps for my card.  I thought she was such a cutie!  And she comes with the sentiment in the speech bubbles and blank speech bubbles as well.  I colored her with Copics and used the Silhouette Cameo to cut her out.  The ribbon actually came from some pajama packaging.  I do love my ribbon, no matter where it comes from!  I used a Copic Spica pen on the heart and the star.  They have such wonderful sparkle to them!

We have two wonderfully generous sponsors this week.  You can find the links below to each shop by clicking the badges.


Prize of 7 digital images

and


Prize of a $12 gift certificate

I hope you will play along!  I know you want to!

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Spellbinders Lacy Squares dies
My Mind's Eye Kate & Co chipboard and buttons
Mark Richards crystal sticker
Flower and ribbon from my stash



May 18, 2016

May Flowers

Hello, everyone!  It is Wednesday so that means it is time for a new challenge at the Crafty Gals Corner.  If April means rain, then we know what May means!  It means flowers!  That's our new challenge for you this week...flowers!


I used Flower Hat from Sami Stamps for my project this week.  I wanted to try something a little different, so I colored the flower using two colors.  I really like the way it turned out!  The image is colored with Copic markers and was cut out using the Silhouette Cameo.  I still had the scrap of paper that I used on my project the other day and realized it matched the colors perfectly!  Got to love it when that happens.  No scrambling to find the perfect piece of paper to use.

We have three awesome and generous sponsors for you this week.  Click the badge and be magically transported to the shop through the power of the internet!

Prize to be determined

and 


Prize of a $12 gift certificate

and


Prize of a $10 gift certificate

I hope to see lots of flowers blooming in our challenge!

Sami Stamps has a challenge of anything goes with a Sami Stamps image.  This little kitty is going to wear his best flower hat to that challenge.

Glitter 'N' Sparkle has a ribbons or lace challenge.  This little kitty is going to don his flower hat and play in that challenge.

The House that Stamps Built has a lovely photo inspiration challenge.  This little kitty loves flowers and is going to play in that challenge.
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Crafting for All Seasons has an add some embossing challenge.  This little kitty would like to wear his flower hat and play in that challenge.

Incy Wincy has an add texture challenge.  This little kitty is going to wear his flower hat and feel the texture in that challenge.

Card measures 5.5: x 4.25"
Spellbinders Gold Labels 4
The Paper Studio gemstone flowers
Simplicity Lace
Sizzix Flowers embossing folder
Michaels $1 bin pearls
Flowers from my stash



May 17, 2016

Fairy Sweet

Hello!  It is time for a new challenge at the Crafty Sentiments challenge blog.  Our challenge this week is something with wings.


I chose to use the stamp Isobel - Flower Fairy for my project.  Isn't that just the sweetest face?  She is colored with Copic markers.  I used a die from Paper Smooches Dots and Dashes set to create the border around the image.  I have had the background paper forever and was so excited when I found it in my scrap box.  I always color first and look for paper later.  Sometimes it is really hard to find something that matches.  Luckily, not this time!  The lace I have used on this card is from Finland. Last October we went to visit our son who is currently living there.  We found an amazing craft store with tons of this beautiful lace.  I have been hoarding it since then, but finally brought myself to use a piece of it.

You have a chance to win some lovely Crafty Sentiments prizes, so I hope you will all come play along.

Cuttlebug Mania has a May Flowers challenge.  Isobel loves flowers and is going to visit that challenge.

Dream Valley Challenges has a ribbon, lace, and pearls challenge.  Isobel is going to go look at all of the pretty ribbon, lace and pearls in that challenge.

The Ribbon Girl has an any image with ribbon challenge.  Isobel is going to look at all of the pretty ribbon in that challenge.

Hiding in My Craft Room has a scraps challenge.  Isobel wants to see all of the scraps everyone used in that challenge.

Aud Sentiments has an anything goes with a sentiment challenge.  Isobel would like to read all of the sweet sentiments in that challenge.

Card measures 5.5" x 5.5"
Paper Smooches Dots and Dashes dies
Dress It Up buttons (peach)
Buttons Galore buttons (purple)
Bead Gallery butterfly bead
Recollections pearls
Recollections Sophia Doily heart
Stampin' Up! Express Yourself stamp set
Stampin' Up! Bitty Banners Framelits
Ribbon, doily, and flowers from stash




May 14, 2016

A Rose By Any Other Name

is Ashlee Rose!  Hello MoonFlower fans!  It is my turn to post a bit of MoonFlower inspiration both on the blog and here.  I chose Ashlee Rose for my project this time around.  I believe she is still the newsletter freebie.  If you sign up and confirm your subscription, you will receive her as a gift.


I colored Ashlee Rose with Copic markers and cut her out using the Silhouette.  She has a bit of clear Wink of Stella on her wings.  All fairy wings should sparkle, right?!

I tried a few new things with this project.  I made the rolled roses by crocheting some embroidery floss into the strip that I rolled into the rose.  I think it gives a fun shabby chic look.  I crocheted the leaves as well.  =)  I also pulled a couple of the threads in the satin ribbon to cause it to gather. I then sealed the ends with a lighter and put it on my card.  I think it adds some great dimension.

Did you know that MoonFlower Digi Stamps has a Facebook fan group?!  We do!  We share inspiration, sneak peeks and our love of MoonFlower stamps.  There is a current coloring challenge happening and we would love to see you play along if you are on Facebook!  Pop in and say "hi".

You can find all of the MoonFlower stamps on Etsy now.  The old site is gone so if you had it bookmarked, pop over and bookmark the new site.  Andreia has a great discount in the shop right now.  She is making it so easy to add to your collection.

I hope you will come share your MoonFlower projects with us.

A Gem of a Challenge has the theme of flowers this week.  Ashlee Rose is going to look at all of the beautiful flowers in that challenge.

Chocolate, Coffee and Cards has a Just Us Girls challenge.  Ashlee Rose is going to go visit all of the ladies in that challenge.

Craft Rocket has a flower power challenge.  Ashlee Rose loves flowers and is going to visit the challenge.

Lemon Shortbread has an anything goes challenge.  Ashlee Rose is going to go visit that challenge and play along.

Art by Miran has an anything goes challenge.  Ashlee Rose is up for anything and is going to visit that challenge.

Card measures 5.5" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Gold Labels Four
The Paper Studio lace
Basic Grey buttons
Michaels dollar bin enamel dots
Queen & Co pearls
Ribbon from my stash



May 12, 2016

Doilies Everywhere!

Hello!  It is time for the next challenge at Creative Knockouts.  The theme this week is Doily Delight.  I have had packages of doilies for ages and this gave me an excuse to dig them out and put them on a project.


I may have gone doily delirious on this card!  I used Gardenia Secret Love Blooming Treasure from our sponsor Lacy Sunshine.  I used two paper doilies as a background for the image.  The square doily was purchased from Stampin' Up! ages ago!

Lacy Sunshine is our sponsor and you have the chance to win three images.  So dig out your packages of doilies and get to work!  You can click on the badge below to start making your wishlist.


I can't wait to see your doily delirium!

The Paper Shelter has a Lace It Up challenge.  This little lady is going to go look at all of the fancy lace in that challenge.

Simon Says Stamp has a flowers challenge.  This little lady is going to show off her gardenias in that challenge.

Eureka Stamps has an April Showers Bring May Flowers challenge.  This little lady is going to water her gardenias in that challenge.

Come and Get It has a card for a woman challenge.  This little lady is going to look at all of the frilly and feminine cards in that challenge.

Little Miss Muffet has an anything goes challenge.  This little lady is going to tend to her gardenias in that challenge.

Card measures 5.5" x 5.5"
Live & Love Crafts lace
Basic Grey buttons
Stampin' Up! doily
Stampin' Up! Sizzlits Large Paper Doily die
Recollections pearls
Jeweled button, ribbon, and flower from my stash



May 11, 2016

Spots, Dots, and Stripes! Oh My!

Hello everyone!  This week at the Crafty Gals Corner, our challenge for you is Dots and/or Stripes.  I love dots and stripes together, so I chose to use them both!


I used this adorable image called Fruity Babies Watermelon from our sponsor Scrapper's Delights.  She was colored with Copic markers.  I have gone pretty fussy and fancy lately, so I decided to keep this card a little simpler.  All of the "enamel dots" are melted pony beads.  They smell bad when melting, but they sure are an easy way to add to that scrap stash!

Scrapper's Delight is our sole sponsor and you have a chance to win 3 digital images by linking your dots and/or stripes project to this challenge.  You can click the badge below to check out all of the wonderful images on offer.


I hope you will come play with us.

The Crazy Challenge has a three or more layers challenge.  This little girl is going to go eat some watermelon in that challenge.

Inspiration Destination has an anything goes challenge.  This little girl is going to share her watermelon in that challenge.

Artistic Inspirations has an anything goes with a die cut challenge.  This little girl is going to take some watermelon to that challenge.

Glitter 'N' Sparkle has a One for the Ladies challenge.  This little girl is going to have a chat with all the ladies in that challenge.

613 Avenue Create has an anything goes challenge.  This little girl is looking forward to eating some watermelon in that challenge.

Craftin' Desert Divas has a food linky party.  This little girl is going to share her watermelon in that challenge.

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Labels 4
Spellbinders Gold Labels 4
Favorite Findings button
flower and ribbon from my stash


May 8, 2016

Spring Flowers

You know what they say...April showers bring May flowers!  This month at the Corrosive Challenge, our theme is Spring.  We want to see your projects that make us think of spring!


I used I Love My Puppy from All Dressed Up for my project.  I loved the patterned flowers in this image!  It was colored with Copic Markers and cut out using the Silhouette Cameo.

We have two amazing and generous sponsors for this challenge.  You can pop over to each shop and take a look around by clicking on the badges below.


Prize of 1 digital image for each top pick

and 


Prize of 3 images to the winner

I can't wait to see your spring projects.

Crafty Catz has a Females (Girls) Only challenge.  This little girl and her pup are going to visit with all of the other ladies in that challenge.

Kitty Bee Designs has a Girly challenge.  This little girl is going to take a walk with her pup and visit that challenge.

Love to Scrap! has a Make It Girly challenge.  This little girl is going to go play in that challenge.

The Paper Girls have an All About the Girls challenge.  This little girl is going to take her pup and play in that challenge.

Crafty Cardmakers has a Pearls or Gems challenge.  This little girl and her pup are going to look at all of the bling in that challenge.

All Dressed Up has an anything goes with an All Dressed Up image.  This little girl and her pup are going to hang out with all of the other All Dressed up images in that challenge.

Card measures 5.5" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Luscious Labels One
The Ribbon Girl paw print ribbon
Brides table confetti flowers
Buttons Galore buttons
Dress It Up Pudgy Pals button
American Crafts pearls
FloralCraft pearl corsage pins
Michaels dollar bin enamel dots



May 4, 2016

Mother's Love

Hello Crafty Gal friends!  We have a new challenge up for you today at the Crafty Gals Corner and the theme is Celebrate Mom.  Mother's Day is almost upon us in the US and that means lots of cards and flowers.


For my project I used String of Love Faery from Faery Ink.  I fell in love with this image when Amanda first showed it off in her group.  It was challenging coloring all of those folds, but I am really happy with how it came out.  She was colored with Copics and cut out using the Silhouette Cameo.  She has a touch of clear Wink of Stella on her wings because all faery wings should sparkle!  I loved the paper from Michele R Designs that I used on a recent project so much, that I used again on this one.  The In the Garden collection is so beautiful and feminine.

We have two wonderful sponsors this week.  You can click each badge to pop over and shop to your heart's content.


Prize of 3 digital images

and 


Prize of 3 digital images for one winner
Prize of 1 digital image each for two winners
(YES!! 3 WINNERS!!)

I hope you will play along with us even if Mother's Day isn't coming up for you.  That just means you will be ahead for when you do celebrate Mother's Day. =)

The Pencil Case has an R = red and pink challenge.  String of Love Faery is going to spread some love in that challenge.

Jo's Scrap Shack has a Mother's Day challenge.  String of Love Faery is going to celebrate mom in that challenge.

Addicted to Stamps has a make your mark challenge.  String of Love Faery is going to look at all of the gorgeous colored projects in that challenge.

Double D has a Mother's Day/Birthday challenge using the tile board below.  String of Love Faery is going to give mom some love in that challenge.


The Paper Shelter has a love is in the air challenge.  String of Love Faery is going to feel the love in that challenge.

MarkerPop has a Mother's Day challenge with an image colored with Copics or Shinhan markers.  String of Love Faery is going to spread a little love in that challenge.

Card measures 5.5" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Floral Ovals die
Stampin' Up! Well Scripted stamp set
Stampin' Up! tag punch
Dress It Up button
Recollections flowers (white)
Recollections pearls (on tag)
Michaels dollar bin pearls
Clip, ribbon, and flowers from my stash



May 3, 2016

Everything Is Coming Up Roses

I have some exciting news!  I was asked to be a guest designer for Crafty Sentiments!  To say I was honored was putting it mildly!  I was amazed; floored; flabbergasted; and of course I said yes!  I am excited to have a chance to work with the adorable stamps on offer at the Crafty Sentiments store.  Without further ado, here is my first project for the team!


This is Isobel -Rose Fairy and she is a new release and will be available as a rubber stamp in the shop on Saturday.  I have had this paper for ages and thought it would be a lovely color combo for Isobel.  I am working hard to pare down my many, many scraps and am always happy to use up a large piece like this one (as well as the blue mat!).  She is colored with Copic markers and has a touch of clear Wink of Stella on her wings.

The challenge this week is anything goes, so it is really easy to play along.  You don't have to use a Crafty Sentiments stamp, but we are always happy to see them if you have one.  You get three chances in the main draw as well.  I hope you will play along with us.

The Craftin' Desert Divas have an in the garden linky party.  Isobel is going to go plant a rose in that challenge.

Crafting When We Can has an add flowers challenge.  Isobel loves flowers and is going to visit that challenge.

Pile It On has a garden creatures challenge.  Isobel is going to visit with the rest of the garden creatures in that challenge.

The Ribbon Girl has a card challenge using ribbon (of course!).  So Isobel is going to go look at tall of the gorgeous ribbon in that challenge.

Deep Ocean has a flowers everywhere challenge.  Isobel is going to tend to the flowers in that challenge.

Card measures 5.5" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Elegant Ovals dies
American Crafts Ribbon
Maya Road Vintage Trinkets Butterfly Pin
Buttons Galore Buttons
Freckeld Fawn enamel dots
Charm, heart pin and flower from my stash