Monday, February 28, 2011

Outlawz Birthday Card Challenge ~ February 28

Happy Monday!!!!  It's time for the weekly Outlawz Birthday Card Challenge.  Your card this week should include a circle and string or ribbon.  Please come and join us we'd love to have you.  :)   My Pink Cat Studio image was colored with Copics.  I used a MS border punch, as well as Spellbinders' circle dies.  I made my ribbon into a flower, and it's the first time I've ever done this so hopefully it'll get a bit better with time.  ;)   Thanks so much for stopping by.  :)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

House of Gilli ~ Challenge #1

Hello ~ Today I present my Gilli creation for the very first challenge at House of Gilli!!! To play along  you follow a recipe challenge chosen by Suzanne Dean:
-Use some form of Sparkle
-Use 3 Patterned Papers
-Use at least 2 dies and/or punches
-You do not have to use a Gilli for this project
BUT IF you use a Gilli you get 2 chances okay ;)
(your entries must follow this recipe to be qualified)
This Challenge will END on Feb. 27th

Post your card or other project over at  House of Gilli where you will also find all the details of the contest including some wonderful prizes!!!

For my very first Gilli Challenge I used the lovely Waitress Gilli which you can purchase at Stamping Scrapping

I colored Gilli with Copic markers and also airbrushed the flowers to coordinate with Gilli.  I used the Spellbinders Beaded Circle found here.  The sparkle is hard to see in my picture but I used Stardust Stickles on Gilli's shirt and shoes, as well as, Crystal Stickles on the outline of the beaded circle.  Come to think of it, a lot of sparkle isn't showing up because I also used MS glitter on the polka dots in the circle punch.

This Gilli card will most likely be a Mother's Day card, and I'll put a gift certificate inside for a tea shop.  Some Waitress Gilli ideas:  Cards containing gift cards for restaurants, coffee, gift tags for baked goods or other delicious gifts, note to a friend asking to meet up for coffee, lunch or dinner.  I can think of many more, but I'd love you to post your ideas too!  Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you over at the House of Gilli!

I'm entering Waitress Gilli in the following challenges:
Copic Creations ~ Challenge #44, Warm Colors
Catered Crop ~ Follow the Recipe 6 ~ Used in recipe:  apron on image, ribbon, Diamond Glaze, border punch and die cut, and mixing patterns

Monday, February 21, 2011

Outlawz Birthday Card Challenge ~ February 21

Happy Monday Everyone ~ It's time for the birthday challenge over at Outlawz!!!!  The theme for this week is "anything winter" and I'm hoping it represents a farewell to winter.  ;)   We had a taste of Spring last week which fooled me into thinking we'd have no more cold weather.  My birthday card features an image from Pink Cat Studio and is colored with Copics.  The snowman got a coating of Diamond Glaze on his hat and the frogs some Star Dust Stickles on their little stocking caps.  The snowman and background got a sprinkling of MS glitter, and the snowflake punch-outs are by MS.

Please stop by House of Gilli  to enter the challenge using the recipe you'll find over there........... and be sure to stop back here on Wednesday as I'll have a Gilli project for the challenge.  :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Gilli Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the GILLI OPEN HOUSE blog hop!  The celebration starts right now with the Gilli Design Team and the Stamping Scrapping Design Team bringing a load of inspiration with all things Gilli!!!  Come and join us at the party to discover how versatile Gilli Stamps can be and see how you can make Gilli your own!  Just check out each project ..... each Gilli seems to have its own personality!!!  But wait there is more!!!  You can be one of the 2 winners that will be randomly selected! 

How can you participate and be eligible?  Check it out....

Keep in touch by becoming a follower on House of Gilli Blog.

Post a comment on each participant's blog.

Post a comment on the very first challenge post at House of Gilli which will start tomorrow February 14.

Comments will be open until February 14 at ll:50 pm EST

Let the fun begin!

Sunday,  February 13
House of Gilli Blog
Ann (you're here)

Monday, February 14
House of Gilli Blog
1st Gilli Blog Challenge - Hosted by Suzanne J. Dean

Florist Gilli is all set for Valentine's Day with her pink and red hearts; isn't she sweet?!  I've colored the image with Copics, and I've added some Diamond Glaze to her shoes, as well as, Diamond Stickles to her basket.  The complete line of Gilli Stamps can be found at Stamping Scrapping.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and be sure to stop by Becca's blog next, to see what lovely Gilli she's made for you.   Happy Valentine's Day!  :)

Party at Outlawz!!!

We have extra prizes for challenges this week over at Outlawz!  Today begins the Birthday Challenge which is to design a Western theme card; that also has a birthday sentiment on the front.  I found a cute cowgirl card to use for this challenge, and she's a digi image from Pink Cat Studio.  As usual I colored the image with Copics on Cryogen paper.  I added Diamond glaze to the balloon and Star Dust stickles to the hat band.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great Monday!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Gilli Blog Hop on February 13!!!

I'm very excited to be a member of the design team for the Gilli Stamp, created by the talented artist Anary!  I get the chance to work with some very talented crafters, and I'm so looking forward to getting started.  To celebrate we will be having a Blog Hop at House of Gilli on February 13!!  The Gilli Design Team and Stamping Scrapping Design Team will be bringing you inspiring projects and there will be a prize for the winner of the blog hop!  So stop by the House of Gilli to join in the fun! 

The first Gilli Challenge will begin on February 14 and House of Gilli will feature a project by DT leader Suzanne Dean!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Outlawz Birthday Card Challenge ~ February 7

Happy Monday to Everyone!!!   Over at Outlawz we have a fun, whimsical challenge for you this week; it's to design a birthday card with a butterfly, fairy or angel.  All cards submitted for the challenge should also have some sort of birthday greeting on the outside of the card.  See my Outlawz poster on sidebar for information regarding our first Outlawz party!!  Stop by, check it out, and join us.  :) 

I've used Pixie Pearl digi image from Pixie Dust Studio, and colored her with the following Copic colors:  C9,7,5,3; G28,24,21,20; BV08,04,00; V09,06,04,01 and E01,00,000.  Star Dust Stickles were used on the wings, Diamond Glaze on the shoes and eyes.  Paper is from Kaisercraft's Lilac Ave.  Thanks for stopping by.  :)