Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Happy Mothers Day

Wow posting 2 cards in 2 days.  This doesn't happen often with me but there is a reason.  I won Scrapbook Sisters challenge and I am Guest DT for 3 weeks!! 

The theme for this week is Mothers Day or Special Lady.  For me they are one and the same.  I love this stamp from Fred She Said.  I thought it was perfect for a Mothers day card.  I hope you agree.

The other challenges this card fits are:

Colour Create - Pastels - I love purple & blue which I used on this card.
Delightful Challenge - Pastels & Ribbon - I have both on this card.  I love both of these.
The Paper Variety - Tic Tac Toe - I choose Make a Card, Scallops, Stamped image or saying.
Dutch Dare - Celebrations - Mothers Day is a reason to Celebrate
Do You Stack Up - Sparkles & Bling - I have both on my card with the Ribbon, Flowers and swirls.
Crafty Catz - Pearls & Swirls - I love both of these and put both on this card.
Stamping for the Weekend - Mothers Day - I love pretty flowers for Mothers Day cards.  I love these Pansies.
2 Sisters - Make your own embellishment - I made my ribbon flower on this card.
All Sorts - Special Lady - Who is more special than your Mother?
Craft your Days Away - Mum or Special Lady- Who is more special than your Mother?
One Stitch at a Time - Mothers Day / Babies - I chose Mothers Day.
The Crafty Pad - For the Mums - Mothers Day is a wonderful reason to make a card.
House of Gilli - Ribbon & Pearls - I love both of these!  I have sparkle ribbon and pearls on my card.
Make it Monday - Anything Goes - I love these themes!

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you like my Mothers Day card.  Thanks to everyone who leaves comments.  I love reading them.


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Mad Hatter!

Good Morning.  The weeks these days are flying by.  It is still cold in the Northeast but the snow is melting which is a good sign that Spring is on it's way.

Today we have a really fun Challenge at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.
We are challenging you to make a Fairy Tale card!!!   We also have a great sponsor, Pink Cat Studio's.  They have fun, cute images.  I chose the Mad Hatter to make my card.  I thought he would be fun to color and he was. The other DT's did an amazing job with their images.  You need to check them out.  You can find the list on my sidebar.

The other wonderful challenges this card fits are:

Stampavie & More - Masculine - I think this would be such a fun boy's Birthday party invite.

Ambers Crafts & Stuff - Use Die Cuts - I just got the spellbinders triangle dies and I love them!  They are perfect for this card.

Sisterhood of Crafters - Masculine - When I picked this image I was thinking that I don't do enough "boy" cards.  I think this would be great for a little boy.

Pal's Paperarts - Embossing - I do love my embossing folders.  I think the triangles on this one is perfect for this card.

Pixie - Movie - Well I think this is self explainatory!  Alice in Wonderland!

Stamp Insanity - Punch it out.  I punched the top of the this card with my MS punch

Stamping B - Masculine card - I think this card is cute for a little boy's party

Crafty Purple Frog - Green - I thought Green would looks great with this image.

Cards for Men - Anything Goes - Embossing - I thought embossing on this card was the perfect addition.

Thank you for visiting.  I hope you like my Mad Hatter.  Thanks to everyone who leaves comments.  I love reading them


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Beauty Blooms

Good Morning.

Is it Spring where you live?  It isn't here yet.  We are having below normal temps. Yesterday it snowed all day.   Today it is only suppose to be in the 40's.  I can't wait for warmer weather.

Even though Spring has not arrived yet I am in the Spring cardmaking kind of mood which is good because today's theme for Going Grey with Scrap-Creations is Spring is Sprung!!  Not only do we have a fun theme we have a great sponsor, One Card Crafts!   Check out the great cards made by the other DT's.  They will surely put you in the mood for Spring!  You can find their links on my sidebar.

The other wonderful challenges this card meets are:
Fresh Brewed - Spots & Dots - I have spots on my mushroom
Stampavie & More - Spring/Easter - I choose Spring but I do have bunnies on my card.
Your Next Stamp Challenge - Sparkle - I have glitter on my flowers and on the bunnies tales.

Creative Cottage - Spring - It hasn't been warm enough for anything to grow here yet but it won't be soon before we see everything (including some mushrooms) start showing up
Paper Shelter - Spring -  I can't wait to see all the little animals running around.  We don't see bunnies where I live but we do see everything else.
Scrapbook Sisters - Spring Flowers - I love the soft colored flowers on this card.  I can't wait to plant my own
Crafty Sentiments - Animals - Aren't these bunnies cute?  I love them.
Lili of the Valley - Sketch - I love this sketch and I couldn't wait to play with my new stamps so it all worked out.

Paper Cutz - Your Choice - I love these themes.  My card always fits!
Card Making Mama's - Animals - These bunnies are so cute.  I just love them.
Stamping with the Dragon - Bring on Spring - I agree!!  I would love to bring on spring. 
2 Sisters - Furry Friends - These bunnies are furry friends.

Aly's Sunday - Happy Spring - I love Spring!  I can't wait to see little animals and new growth coming.
Gingerloft - Die Cut / Punches - I love both my Die cuts and punches.  I used the Die cuts on this card.
Let's Ink it Up - Die Cuts / Punches - I don't know what I did without my nesties and punches.  I love using them
Corrosive - Recipe - 3 Papers, 2 Ribbons, 1 Image - I used all 3 on my card to meet the recipe
I Did It - Welcome Spring - I can't wait for spring to get here and I can enjoy it like my bunnies
Lexi's Creations - Ribbon with no Bows or Knots - I have 2 ribbons on my card that fits this challenge.
Stamp with Fun - Spring - Yesterday it snowed here so it is not spring yet but hopefully soon!!
Stamps R Us - Celebrate Spring - I hope to be able to open my windows soon and enjoy all the great weather spring brings!
The Shabby Tea Room - Bingo - This is neat.  You need to look at the rows on a bingo card and use all in one row.  I have Gems, Glitter and Ribbon on my card
Creative Craft Friends - Spring - Soon I hope that I will see all the animals and new growth in the Northeast
Make it Monday - Anything Goes - YEAH I love this theme!
Stamping Scrapping Central - Pastels - I love pastel colors! 

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you like my bunnies.  Thanks to everyone who leaves a comment.  I love reading them.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Happy Tuesday.  It is a nice day here in New England.  I hope it won't be long and I can shut off my heat and open my windows.  We had a few inches of rain late last week which melted alot of the snow which I was beginning to think would never leave.  We still have alot out there but nothing compared to a few weeks ago.

Today we have a really easy challenge at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.  It is Anything Goes!!!  There is no reason for you not to play especially because we have another wonderful sponsor this week, Stampotique!  They have a great range of stamps to choose from.  I thought this little "lady" was so cute!  She was alot of fun to color.  You really need to pop over and check them out.  You can get an idea of the range of stamps by checking out the other DT's wonderful creations.  You can find their links on my sidebar.

The other challenges my card fits are:

Creative Belli - Animals - I know this isn't a normal animal but I think she is an animal with all the fur

Paper Pretties - Ribbon.  I needed to add some white to this card and the ribbon was perfect for it.

Playdate Cafe - Color Challenge - The colors this week are Pink Blue & Orange.  The main colors on my card are Blue and Orange.  I have pink on the flower necklace.

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you like my card.  Thanks to everyone who leaves comments.  I appreciate all of them.


Sunday, March 13, 2011


Good Morning.  I hope everyone had a nice weekend.  One of the things I did was to make this card.  I had this image colored and loved the way it came out.  I knew I had to make a card with it before it got mixed in with other things and ended up getting ruined.  I also wanted to use my new Prima paper.  It is so delicate and pretty.  It is definitely my kind of paper.  I wanted to create a really soft and girly card.  I hope you like how this came out as much as I do.

I would like to add to any followers or visitors today from Japan that my thoughts are with you.  I work for a Japanese company and my boss, his boss and some other friends were in Japan last week.  I work with alot of Japanese here and overseas.  My heart breaks when I see the images on TV.  Mother Nature can be cruel and I am sorry you are going through this.  

The wonderful challenges this card fits are:

Lili of the Valley - Flowers - As you can see there are flowers everywhere on this card.

Little Claires - Flowers - I have flowers on my DP and around my image
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Spring has Sprung - It is wonderful when the snow melts off the swings and you can go out and enjoy the day.
Our Daily Bread - Leather or Pearls - I wanted a really soft feminine card so pearls were necessary IMHO
Our Craft Lounge - Bling - There are pearls, glitter and I added a couple of glitterly sprigs to the flowers.
Fairy Tale - Something for a child or an image of a child - These 2 kids swinging is just so adorable.  I loved coloring this image.
Crafty Ann's - Sketch and/or Spring - I choose Spring.  I think this image of the kids enjoying the swing is a great spring image.
Digi Doodle's Shop Best - Pearls - I love pearls.  I think they are a perfect accent for this card.
Pals Paperarts - Inspiration - The picture for this was flowers and my card has alot of flowers on it.
Pixie - Thank you for Being You - Sending a card to a Friend wishing them a Day full of Happiness is a wonderful way of thanking them for being who they are.
Stamping B's - Bling - I have my pearls, my glitter and my shiny sprigs as my bling
Crafty Sentiments - Just for you - I think wishing someone a day of happiness is a great card to send just for you.
DYSU - Layers - I love layers and I have many on this card between all the CS, DP & Image
Rainbow Ladies - Best Friends - Who else would you share a swing ride with?
The Rubber Cafe - Favorite Die - There are many on this card.  My scallops, circles, rectanges and the one I used to cut out my image.

Southern Girls - Use Flowers - I love my roses.  I would use these on every card if I could.

Fab & Funky - Girly - I knew I wanted to create a soft looking Girly card with this image.  I hope you think I did too
For Fun - Spring - Kids playing outside without their winter coats does say spring where I live.
ABC Challenge - P=Pearls - I love pearls.  I had my pearls out before this card was even put together.
Simon Says - Anything Goes - I love these challenges.  My card always fits.
Cupcake Inspirations - This weeks cupcakes are pink Green and white which is the dominant colors of my card
Aly's Sunday - Anything Goes - These themes are great!!
One Stitch at a Time - Glitter & Gems - I have glitter on the flower that are on the DP.  I have the pearls as my gems
Stamping Sisters in Christ - Use something you treasure - Wow....on this card there is so much.  The image, the flowers and the DP are just some of the few things when I look at this card.
Stamptacular - Great Sketch!  I cut a seperate piece of DP with the corner flowers so for my corners and I had to cut the rectangle because I couldn't fit my image on a circle but I thought this was a great sketch to use.
Catch the Bug - Scallops - I love my circle scallops because when you don't have alot of room you can twist them and still have 2 colors behind your saying or image.
I Did It - Masking - I masked the image to make my clouds on this card.
Ladybug Crafts - Spring Colors - I love the soft colors of this card.  It reminds me Spring is around the corner.

Thank you for visiting today.  I hope you like my card.  Thank you to everyone who leaves a comment.  I appreciate all of them.


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Think Green!

Happy Tuesday!   For me it feels like it should be Wed or Thursday by now.  This means it is going to be a long week.

March means alot of things.  Hopefully it means Spring is around the corner,  Easter is coming and we Irish folk celebrate St. Patty's Day!  It has been years since I have actually celebrated it but still being Irish I do acknowledge it.  The theme this week for Going Grey with Scrap-Creations is Going Green.  You can interpret this any way you want but for me it says Happy St. Patty's Day.  We are lucky enough to have Digital Delights to sponsor us again so I got to use this adorable  little guy for my card.  Do you like my DP?  If you have not noticed Digital Delights is also making DP now!!!  How great is that?   I really liked this one with the shamrocks but they have some other great paper you can download and use!

You should check out the other DT's wonderful cards using the Digital Delights stamps.  They came out great!  You can find their links on my sidebar.
Also, did you know that Going Grey with Scrap-Creations is having a DT call?  Pop over to Kristen's blog and check out the requirements.  I think you will find they are easy and we have alot of fun. 

The other wonderful challenges this card fits are

Penny's - Green - I normally don't use alot of Green on my cards but how can you not with St. Patty's Day

The Paper Variety - Green - Yes it is the time of year where Green is the color!

Stamp Insanity - Texture - I love texture.  I have the dotted swiss ribbon and the embossed strip on this card.
Fussy & Fancy - Embossing or Paper Piecing - I choose embossing.  I love my folders.  I used on of my new sizzix on this one.
Paper Cutz - St. Patty's Day - The day of the year we Irish get to say we love our heritage!!

Card Makin Mama's - Green - I liked how the greens on this card came together.  I don't normally use these colors.

Aly's Sunday Challenge - YEAH!  Anything Goes is the theme!

Digi's with Attitude - Anything Goes - I love these themes!  My card fits perfectly

Alphabet Challenge - R is for Ribbons - I love ribbon!!!  I especially like this polka dot.
Fairy Knoll - Green - I didn't know how this would come out because I don't use Green often but I like how it looks.
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes - Another great theme that I know I fit into!

Craft your Passion -  Anything Goes - I do love this theme!!

Shabby Tea Room - Luck of the Irish - I am Irish and I am always looking for Good Luck!

Crafty Emma - St Patty's Day - The day we Irish love!!!!  I'll need to get some green beer!!

 Stamping with the Dragon - Green, Gold, Yellow, White - Perfect for St Patty's Day.

Paper Playtime - Digi Monday and Anything Goes - My card fits both!

The Crafty Pad - Ribbon - I do love my ribbon!

Thank you for visiting.  I hope you like my St Patty's card.  Thanks to everyone who leaves a comment.  I love reading all of them.