Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Winter Fun

Add a little sparkle to your card and you can play along in our challenge at House of Gilli. Here I've inked up Gilli skater and colored her with Copics:
I've added Star Dust Stickles to her skirt and used a glitter paper as a background for some sparkle.  I haven't skated in many years, unless you count skating down the driveway when we have ice and/or snow or sliding across the kitchen floor.  
It's getting a bit late in the season, and I haven't yet bought any cards....I'm thinking of making them.  Do you think it's a wacky idea at this point?  I still may do it...I'm allowing myself until Friday to have them completed.  I'm a bit of a procrastinator so as long as they're mailed by Saturday, it's all good.  Hoping to see lots of creations with  **sparkle**.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Holiday Tag

You still have time to enter House of Gilli's Anything Goes Challenge.  Take some time out of your busy, crazy schedule...relax and create.  I made a little gift tag; just by cutting some shapes.  You don't even need any fancy cutting machine; back to basics. :) 
I used mini Fairy Gilli stamp; made her wings a little bigger, and covered the paper with a shimmery, gold tulle.  The rest of Fairy Gilli is colored with copics and some extra sparkle added with Stickles.  Pop on by to join us!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Party Time!

Hi ~ Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it!  I'm going to attempt grocery shopping tomorrow~eeeekkk~think I should have done it a couple of days ago.  We have a fun and relaxing challenge going on for you over at House of Gilli ~ Use a Die Cut.  I used a Spellbinder die for my little party Gilli.
I happened to have a stamp that resembled the pattern on the dp and I used this on the background.  I paper-pieced Gilli's shirt and the balloons.  As usual Gilli is colored with Copics.
Come on over and join the challenge!   I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations Crafts ~ Anything Goes
Forever Friends Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Make it Monday ~ Anything Goes
Paper Playtime ~ Anything Goes
Penny Black at All Sorts ~ Any die

Monday, October 22, 2012

Let's Get Embossing

     If you pop on by to House of Gilli you can add an embossing project to our current challenge.  The embossing can be wet, dry or both; your favorite.  :)  We love to have lots of participants ~ the more the merrier.  I inked up Lady Gilli for my card:
I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Oozak ~ Die Cuts
Critter Challenge Blog ~ Embossing
Make it Monday ~ Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody ~ Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint ~ Anything Goes

Friday, October 12, 2012

House of Gilli ~ Anything Goes!

     Come on over and play at House of Gilli ~ it's the best kind of challenge,  Anything Goes!  I inked up mini Nurse Gilli and dressed up some mini tissues.  I thought it would be nice for a little care package ~ ready to give out during the cold and allergy season.
     I think little Nurse Gilli is cute and is sure to cheer up anyone.

     So hop on over and join us at H.O.G....can't wait to see all the beautiful projects.
     I'm entering my project in the following challenge:
DL.ART ~ Anything Goes
Crafts and Me ~ Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty ~ Anything but a Card
Simon Says Stamp ~ Dies and/or Punches
Crafty Sentiments ~ Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays ~ Anything but a Card
Oozak ~ Die-Cuts
CMC ~ Bright, Fun Colors


Friday, September 28, 2012

House of Gilli ~ Challenge 42

     Here's a cheerful little card for our current challenge at House of Gilli.  For this challenge you must add two sets of your favorite embellies to your card.  There's no way I can choose my favorites for this, but I added two different ribbons and two crystals to my card.  Here's my card for the challenge:

I've used Cheer Gilli and colored the stamped image with Copics.  I outlined her skirt and pom-poms with Star Dust Jelly Roll pen.
The sentiment *awesome* is also a stamp by the creator of Gilli stamps, anaRy.  If you'd like to order a Gilli stamp, you may do so at:  Hope to see you over at H.O.G.!!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Through the Craftroom Door ~ Challenge 35

     We have the talented Michelle Perkett as our sponsor this week over at Through the Craftroom Door.  I've made a card with MP's lovely digi image Eva the Glam Mermaid.

     Our challenge is Anything Goes ~ so get those cards and projects in here! I printed the image onto watercolor paper and colored with TH Distress Markers, watercolor pencils and Copics.  Oh yes, and I added a tiny bit of some Twinkling H2O's.
     Also while you're over entering our challenge, be sure to check out Through the Craftroom Door Magazine.  Here's a little info on the magazine:
Available on line is: Through The Craft Room Door Magazine. It is full of paper craft ideas, tutorials, cards and interviews with persons such as Gina K and Diana Crick (inventor of Scor-Pal). The latest issue has several tutorials including how to cut out your digital images using the Cameo, creating glittery lace background, product reviews and a whole lot more including video tutorial. Subscribers receive 6 bi-monthly issues, plus an additional holiday issue. The price per issue is $2.56, but get this - each issue has FREE DIGI'S. Currently there are 13 digi's at the magazines "subscribers only area" for a short time period and with each new issue new ones will be added. Whatcha waiting for? It's a win, win! 
I'm entering my card in the following challenges:

House of Gilli ~ Challenge 41

Come join our challenge at House of Gilli by making a card with more than one fold.  I've created a card using a double fold card ~ card dimensions 5" x 6".  Shown below is the outside of the card; the beautiful paper is Enchanted by Authentique, given to me by my friend anaRy.  :)
Inside the card is the lovely Girly Gilli all dressed up and ready to go out for Halloween.  I've colored Gillie with Copics and used Distress ink around the image.  

Here's a close up of Gilli.  So are you ready to come and join us this week?!  Look forward to seeing all the creative folds for your cards.  :)
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Friday, August 31, 2012

Happy Friday

     Have anything fun and exciting planned for the weekend?  Here in the states it's a long holiday weekend; one that traditionally marks the end of summer vacation and start of the school year.  Since autumn is right around the corner,  I felt like squeezing in one more summer card.  I've chosen to make a card using the digi image Violet by Hannah Lynn and available at Crafts and Me.  There's an Anything Goes Challenge at Through the Craftroom Door and one of the prizes is 3 digis from Crafts and Me!
     I've colored the image using Copics, and brushed some Star Dust Stickles on the sheer part of her outfit and her fins.  Stop by and join our challenge and check out the online magazine Through the Craftroom Door!

The Monthly sponsor at TTCRD is Ippity by AJ Designs. The monthly winner will be a random drawing from all the creations entered for the month of August.

$14.50 Gift Certificate

We have two fabulous sponsors for this week!

3 Digi's


3 Digi's

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Get Cozy!

I can't believe it's already late August; the summer has really flown by.  This will be me in the cooler weather:
This is Cozy Gilli a stamp by anaRy!  Over at House of Gilli the challenge is to design a card with your favorite color combo.  I can't choose favorite colors because I love variety too much.  I do love the look of black with any color so that is what I've done for this challenge.  Stop by have a look and join us!!!
I've paper-pieced Gilli's outfit and then shaded it with Copics, and I've colored the remainder with Copics as well.  Isn't she cute ~ she's one of my favorites!  Thanks for stopping by.
I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Made Especially for You ~ Paper Piecing
Make it Monday ~ Always Anything Goes
Paper Playtime ~ Polka Dots & Sentiment

Friday, August 17, 2012

Get Ready for School!!!

     Through the Craftroom Door's challenge is to create a back-to-school card or project.  I've used an image from our sponsor Bugaboo:
     I printed the digi image onto watercolor paper and colored with Distress Markers and Twinkling H2O's.  I'm hoping you join our challenge; you'll have the chance of winning:  7 digis from Bugaboo, or a $10 gift card to Floppy Latte, or a $14.50 gift certificate from our monthly sponsor Ippity from AJ's Design!  Just hop on over to TTCRD to join the fun.  Also be sure to check out the online magazine Through the Craftroom Door for lots of inspiring craft ideas. :)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

House of Gilli: Challenge 39

     The Challenge over at House of Gilli is to add a sentiment to your card.  I've used one of the cute little butterfly stamps from Gilli Rubber Stamps for my cards:
      The butterflies were embossed with Recollections powder and then some Stardust Stickles were added:
       The little butterflies would be cute and sweet with a variety of sentiments; I just happen to need some thank you cards right now.
        Should you like to order some Gilli stamps, you may do so at  Be sure to come and join us for the challenge!  Thanks for stopping by.  :)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Through the Craftroom Door

     There's a new challenge up at TTCRD; use white with two other colors (natural hair and skin colors are okay and don't count toward your two colors).   Hop on over and check it out here.....our terrific sponsors: 

Ippity -AJ's Designs
$14.50 Gift Certificate

Dude Time Doodles
Prizes: $10.00 Gift Certificate
     Have you gotten the chance to have a look at Through the Craftroom Door Magazine?  A craft magazine with numerous tutorials and crafting ideas.  I had a little tutorial in the spring edition; this fun treasure chest:
     In the magazine I listed the steps taken to make this little chest; starting with a plain paper mache box.
     The magazine comes with free digi images and the current issue has 7 free digis!  Also in the current issue is a tutorial on how to cut digi images with your Cameo ~  I need to study this tutorial because this will be really handy.
     Hope to see you over at TTCRD Challenge and you check out the magazine!  Thanks for stopping by.  :)  I've added instructions with steps to making this treasure box here.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Happy Day!

I have a card to share with you and this little Tiddlyinks digi image looks like she's wishing everyone a happy day doesn't she?!  
The image is called Wryn Fairy and I've colored her with Copics, and added stickles to her wings.
The dp is Echo Park/Summer Days, and to add a little more sparkle to the card, I added Stickles to the ice cream cone paper, as well as, adding a tiny bit of shading with a Micron pen.
Have a great day; thanks for stopping by.  :)

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Oozak ~ Bright Colors
The Crafty Bloggers ~ Anything Goes
Great Impressions Stamps ~ Show us your Best Coloring
The Hybrid Chick Card Caravan ~ Ice Cream
Inspire Me Fridays ~ Anything Goes

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Back to School with Gilli

     There's still a month left of summer vacation in my neck of the woods, but some of you may be getting started back soon or already in school.  To get everyone excited about the school year we're having a back to school theme over at House of Gilli.  I inked up Balloon Gilli for the occasion:
     I colored Gilli with Copics and made little block balloons for the back-to-school theme using the computer program paint.  After adding the lettering using picmonkey, I colored the blocks using copics and added a little sparkle to them using gel glitter pens over the letters.
You can use Gilli stamps as/is or add little details to the stamps.  Here, I've added a few details to her dress.  If you'd like to order a Gilli stamp you may do so at:   I hope you join us for our fun challenge!  :)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Under the Sea

     Our newest challenge at Through the Craftroom Door Challenge Blog is to make a project inspired by life under the sea.  I have colored Ava Mermaid with Copics; a digi image by our generous sponsor Bugaboo Stamps.

     We have two fabulous prizes for this challenge:  a $12 gc to A Day for Daisies and 7 free digis from Bugaboo Stamps.  So hurry on over to enter the challenge here!
     Have you looked at the exciting magazine Through the Craftroom Door?....filled with craft ideas and tutorials?!  If you subscribe to the magazine, you will also receive free digis!  Last issue had 6 free digis!!!  :)
     Here's a little info on my TTCRD project; I did some experimenting with this challenge.
     I used sheets of plastic and Copic refills to create an ocean look.  First I worked with the blues and dropped a few different colors onto the plastic and then let the ink flow from side to side.  This can get messy so make sure you have some newspaper or something to catch the overflow of ink.  After this dried,  I dropped some greens and oranges to create the ocean floor.  To give the floor some definition I took a paper towel and dabbed it here and there over the green and orange inks.  After allowing this to dry, I took a mini-mister filled with rubbing alcohol and gave it a little spritz.  While the inks were still wet, I sprinkled a little Diamond Dust:
     The little fish were created by painting strips of paper with Silks Acrylic Glaze in Emperor's Gold and Ginger Peach.  When dry I punched out the fish shape with a MS punch, then painted the stripes with Blue Flame and added Star Dust Stickles.  The borders were made using Copic ink in the same shades I used on the plastic.  When dry I punched using MS border, then added a coating of Silks Acrylic Glaze Ice.  It's hard to photograph but in real life there's a lot of shimmer on the project:
     I used Diamond Glaze to adhere everything in this project.  Hope you liked this and thanks for stopping by!
I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
CMC ~ Navy Blue/Dark Blue
Great Impressions ~ Your Best Coloring
That Craft Place ~ Anything Goes
Inky Impressions ~ The Great Outdoors
Paper Pretties ~ Try a New Technique
The Joyful Stamper ~ Anything Goes

Monday, July 9, 2012

Vacation with Gilli

Hop on over to House of Gilli and enter a card or project with the theme: Vacation.  Wouldn't you love to be the winner of a Gilli Goodie Bag?!  Enter using a Gilli stamp and you will be entered twice for a chance at winning the Gilli prize!  I've used mini Jeans Gilli for my vacation themed card.  If you'd like to place an order for a Gilli stamp you can do so at:
I've colored my stamped Gilli with Copics and added some Star Dust Stickles to her shoes.  I drew the beachball using the computer program Paint and then cut it out and colored with Copics.  It then got a coating of Diamond Glaze.  So hurry on over to H.O.G. and enter our fun challenge.  Thanks for stopping by today!  :)

Christmas in July!

A cool theme for the Through the Craftroom Door Challenge!  
Before I tell you more about the challenge, I want to mention the fabulous online magazine Through the Craftroom Door.  The following is  a write-up by Colleen Holmes, owner of the magazine:

     "Are you familiar with Through The Craftroom Door magazine? It is an online paper craft bi-monthly magazine with a special holiday issue. The current issue has 75 wonderful pages with 6 free digi's. Other words you pay $2.57 for 6 digi's by Mayzy Art and Anne Fenton and the magazine is free! You cannot beat the price!! . Let me tell you it is full of tutorials, cards, layouts and even an article by Suzanne Dean on how to photograph your projects to make them look picture perfect! 
     The magazine is looking for submissions from crafter's like you!  Do you have a cool technique you would like to share? Or show off your pretty cards and layout, craft room pictures? How about storage/organizational tips, or your own special trick to makes something easier? We love questions and product reviews! Why do you love a product or one you feel is a waste of money?  Submit them to Through The Craft Room Door Magazine and have them published. The submission guidelines are right here!  Each time you submit a project you will be enter into a random drawing to win a $25.00 gift certificate to Oozak.Com or a store of your choice."

There's also a fun challenge blog for the magazine with fun prizes!  So hurry and get your entries in for the theme Christmas in July.   You will have the opportunity to win a prize from:

Our wonderful sponsor this challenge is:  Paper Temptress

$25.00 Gift Certificate

How wonderful is that!  I've colored an image from Stamp Fairy for this challenge using Copics. I added Diamond Glaze to the lights and Santa's nose, and Flower Soft to the hat:
Look forward to seeing your creation over at TTCRD Challenge Blog!!!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Red, White & Blue!

     Come join our challenge over at House of Gilli ~* using red, white and blue on your card*!  I've inked up and colored Cowgirl Gilli for the occasion:
     Post your red, white and blue card over at H.O.G. and you'll have a chance at winning a Gilli goodie surprise!  
          I've colored Gilli with Copics and added Stardust Stickles to her shirt.  Thanks for stopping by today.  :)

Monday, June 18, 2012

Summer Lovin'

     Do you know the Summer Lovin' song from *Grease*?!  That's the theme for our TTCRD project and you can find all the details here.
     Bugaboo is our sponsor for this challenge; winner gets 7 digi images from Bugaboo.  My card is made with Bugaboo digi *Jack and Diane* and to be honest instead of the Summer Lovin' song; playing over and over in my head was John Mellencamp's know "Little ditty about Jack and Diane, two American kids growin' up in the heartland.....oh yeah life goes on...."   Anyway, they're a cute little couple aren't they?!  I've colored the couple with Copics and the sand got a little sprinkling of Diamond Dust.  Hope you join us for this fun challenge; can't wait to see your idea for the song.  :)  Thanks for stopping by.