Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Silent Night...

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge AND as always it's Anything Goes as long as you create a Christmas card or project!
My card features a couple of gorgeous vintage papers from Kaisercraft- the Frosted collection. I distressed the edges with Faded Jeans DI ink and then stamped music notes on the poinsettia and the corners of the background paper. To finish it up I added some hand dyed seam binding and a couple of gems.

That's it for today... thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog for more inspiration! 
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
C.R.A.F.T.- Christmas &amp
Card Mania- Shabby Chic or Rustic
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'- Anything Goes for Christmas
CHNC challenge extra for Sep.- Anything Goes + Christmas
Little Red Wagon- Distress It!
Monochrome MagicAnything Monochrome Goes + option to add Pearls or Gems 
Moving along with the Times- No Images (Sentiment as Focal Point)
The House That Stamps Built- Tic/Tac/Toe (ribbon, monochromatic & no image)
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Friday, September 15, 2017

Ahoy, Matey!

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is...
N for Nautical
For my DT card I used a cute pirate image from Bugaboo Stamps... it's colored with Copics and the sentiment is computer generated. The background was embossed with the CB tiny bubbles folder and the anchor paper is from MME. I used Momenta dies for the ship's wheel and anchor. 

Now head on over to the main challenge blog for more inspiration.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Tammy x

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Classic Design Team Open- Always Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas- Masculine/Men/Boys
Fairy Tale- For Men Only
Jo's Scrap ShackAnything Goes
Let's Craft & Create- Anything Goes + option of Child's Play
Paper Shelter- Embossing of any Kind
Sisterhood of Crafters- What Makes You Say "Oh Boy"
Sweet Stampers- Lots of Layers
Whimsie Doodles- Anything Goes + Option: Let's Dress Up

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Precious...

Good morning everyone!

A new challenge starts today over at Cardz 4 Galz and the theme is...
Welcome Little Baby!
My card features a sweet image from LOTV! It's colored with Copics, the sentiment is an old $1 stamp from Michaels and the paper is from BasicGrey. I used a Elizabeth Craft Designs die for the dotted scallop rectangle and MFT dies for the onesie and stitched dies.

I hope you can join us and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to check out the rest of the teams beautiful creations!

Thanks for stopping by... I'll see you tomorrow :)
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter 
A Perfect Time To Craft- Always Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies- Card for Special Occasion
Crafty Calendar- Kids/Babies
Crafty Creations- Always Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs- Dies and/or Punches
Scrapy Land- Anything Goes w/ die that Scrapy Land sells (Elizabeth Craft Designs Scallop Rectangles)

Thursday, September 7, 2017

God made us sisters...

Hello everyone... 

I wanted to pop in real quick today and share the birthday card that I made for my sister!
It features the adorable Sketchy Girls image from Bugaboo Stamps! It's colored with Copics, the sentiment is computer generated and the colorful heart paper is from MFT. I used a Avery Elle die for the scalloped border, a CB die for the flower, a MFT die for the fishtail flag and to finish it up I added a few pearls. 

This card was so fun to make and I love how it turned out and...
my sister loved it too!! :o)

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of the comments you leave!
Tammy x

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments- Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Bugaboo Crafty- Anything using Bugaboo Stamps
Catch the Bug- Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts- (C8) Something To Say
Dies R Us- Die Cut handmade flowers
Emerald City Crafts- Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday-  Feminine- anything goes
WordArt Wednesdays- Anything Goes

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

My Coolest Friend

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge AND as always it's Anything Goes as long as you create a Christmas card or project!
My card features an adorable little snowman from Bugaboo Stamps... it's colored with Copics, the sentiment is from Paper Smooches and the fabulous papers are from Doodlebug Design- the Polar Pal collection. I used a Sizzix die for the dotted rectangle, a CB die for the snowflake and MFT dies the pierced rectangle and fishtail flags. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog for more inspiration... I'll see you soon.
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Addicted to Stamps- Christmas
Bugaboo Crafty Challenge- Anything using Bugaboo Stamps
Catch the Bug- Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas- Anything Christmas Goes - optional theme: Use some Sparkle
CHNC extra- Always Anything Christmas Goes
Day Dreamer- Always Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown- Punches and/or Dies

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Get Well Soon

Good morning everyone!

A new challenge starts today over at Cardz 4 Galz and the theme is...
Get 'Krafty'! So we would like to see your creations using kraft paper!
My card features a sweet little bear from Woodware... it's stamped with Black Licorice ink and colored with Copics. Along with Kraft cardstock I also used Doodlebug Design- Kraft in Color DP for the polka dot flowers. I cut the flowers, small stitched circles & pierced heart with MFT dies and I used used Avery Elle dies for the wonky stitched rectangles.

 Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the challenge blog to see the gorgeous 'Krafty' creations by the other team members!
Tammy x

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
As You Like ItFur Or Feathers: Definitely fur, I love dogs and cats, they are so cute and cuddly and they are part of the family :)
  Cute Card Thursday- Too Cute!  
Simon Says StampAnything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters- Anything Goes
Star Stampz- 2 Or More Die Cuts
Try It On TuesdayStitch It
Watercooler Wednesday- (C8) Anything Goes

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

LOVE, JOY & PEACE

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge AND as always it's Anything Goes as long as you create a Christmas card or project!
I decided to make a monochromatic card featuring an adorable image from LOTV! It's colored with Copics, the sentiment and papers are from Kaisercraft- the 'Home For Christmas' collection. I used MFT dies for the heart, stitched border & stitched circle and a Marianne Designs die for the Christmas tree.
With the different shades of brown and no bling, I think this Christmas card will be perfect for one of the guys in my family! :)

I hope you can join us and don't forget to stop by the challenge blog for more inspiration.

Thanks so much for stopping by... your comments always make my day!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
Allsorts- Forest Friends
C.R.A.F.T.- Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper- Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Dragonfly Dreams- (August) Animals
Dream Valley- (C10Christmas Animals 
Monochrome MagicAnything Monochrome Goes + option of
Christmas
Moving along with the Times- Things beginning with the letter B: brown & bunny  
The Paper Girls- Monochromatic 

Friday, August 18, 2017

Wishing you a happy day!

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is... L for Lace!
My card features a gorgeous image from Sami Stamps... it's colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Sweet Stamps. I used Simon Says Stamp Hydrangea Petals Die to create the flowers and the pearls & lace are from my stash. 

Well, that's it for today- short and sweet... thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Tammy x

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create- Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Shabby Chic
Deep Ocean- Shabby Chic/Vintage
Ooh La La Creations- Flowers
Sami Stamps- Bright Colors
SheepSki Designs- Flower Power
Simply Create TooFlowers
Star Stampz- Ribbon, Lace, Twine and /or cord

Thursday, August 17, 2017

i adore you

Good morning everyone!

A new challenge starts today over at Cardz 4 Galz and the theme is...
Cats or Kittens!
My card features a beautiful image from ADFD... it's colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Paper Smooches. I used MFT dies for the stitched rounded rectangles and a Avery Elle die for the scalloped border. The daisy was created with a Xcut die and the paper is from Lawn Fawn, to finish it up I added some sequins. 

Now head on over to the main challenge blog and check out the gorgeous creations by the other team members!

Thanks so much for stopping by... I'll see you tomorrow :)

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
4 Crafty Chicks- Sequins
As you like it- Favorite embellishment and why: I love sequins- They add a bit of sparkle without the bulk and they come in so many different colors!
Crafty CreationsAlways Anything Goes
Ching-chou Kuik Digital Stamps - Four Legged Friends
Shopping Our Stash- Chillaxin' and Relaxin'
Simon Says Stamp- Add a Sentiment
The Crafty Addicts- Anything Goes/with the option of Girly
Use Your Stuff- For The Love of Children

Friday, August 11, 2017

go hog wild!

Good morning everyone and happy Friday!

I wanted to pop in today and share a card with you featuring one of the images from the Hog Heaven digi stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle... isn't that little hog adorable?! AND it looks like he's having so much fun! LOL! 
 It's colored with Copics, the sentiment is computer generated and the papers are from Lawn Fawn. I used a Sizzix die for the dotted rectangle, a Tim Holtz die for the double stitched rectangle and MFT dies for the fishtail flags & stitched circle.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Tammy x

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper- Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Creative Moments- Anything Goes/Optional Twist- make it funny
Die Cuttin' Divas- Bye Bye Summer
Dies R Us- Summertime Fun
Let's Craft & Create- Hey Dude! 
Paper Craft Happy- Anything Goes with an Animal
Paper Minutes- Summer
Pause Dream Enjoy- Beach/Ocean
Simon Says Stamp- For a Child
The Crafty Addicts- Anything Goes

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Be Jolly

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge AND as always it's Anything Goes as long as you create a Christmas card or project!
I decided to make a shaker card using an awesome rectangle shaker pouch from MFT! The pouch fits perfectly inside their rectangle peek-a-boo window die and makes shaker cards so easy to create! The little snowman and 'Be Jolly' sentiment is from Paper Smooches and the die cut sentiment is from Tim Holtz. The background was embossed with a CB snowflake folder and I used MFT dies for the corner and fishtail flags.

   That's it for today... thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog for more inspiration! 
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
CHNC challenge extra for August- Anything Goes + Christmas
Come and Get It- Time to Die (use dies)
Crafty Friends- Christmas in July
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas- Anything Christmas/Option 3 of Something
If You Give A Crafter A Cookie- Christmas Cookie photo inspiration
Happy Little Stampers- Always Anything Goes with Dies
Merry Monday's Christmas- Anything Christmas
Tuesday Throwdown- Interactive Card

Thursday, August 3, 2017

A Magical Day

Good morning everyone!

A new challenge starts today over at Cardz 4 Galz and the theme is Pretty Pastels 
For my card I used my new 'Dreamer' stamp set from Taylored Expressions...
I think these unicorns are so cute!! They are colored with Copics and cut out with the coordinating dies. I used a Avery Elle die for the stitched rectangle and MFT dies for the stitched scalloped border and stitched sun.

Now head on over to the main challenge blog and check out the gorgeous pastel creations by the other team members!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all of the comments you leave!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Artistic Stampers- Anything Goes
Day Dreamer- Always Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet- Always Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon- Favorite Product (Stitched die cuts)
 MAWTT- Things that Fly 
Glitter n Sparkle- Things with Wings
One Crazy Stamper- My Favorite Things (cute images & stitched dies)
Star Stampz- Hand Colored Image
Unicorn- August - Mythical and Magical

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Christmas Bears...

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge AND as always it's Anything Goes as long as you create a Christmas card or project!
My card features a couple of cute Polar bears from MFT and the sentiment is from Paper Smooches. For the background I tinted some embossing paste with a touch of Peacock Feathers DI, then spread it through the Falling Snow Stencil from Simon Says Stamp. I used an Avery Elle die for the wonky stitches and MFT dies for the stitched circle & fishtail flags.

 Now head on over to the main challenge blog and check out the beautiful creations by the other team members!

I hope you have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by!
Tammy x

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter (2nd entry)
A Gem of a Challenge- Christmas in July
City Crafter- Something that begins with S (snow, scarfs & stitching)
Crafts Galore EncoreAlways Anything Goes
Di's Digis Designs- Christmas in July
Love to Craft- Anything Goes
Make My Monday- Monochromatic
Making Memories Crafting- ATG/Anything but square
Monochrome Magic- Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies- Always anything goes
{PIN}spirational- Photo Inspiration:

Friday, July 21, 2017

Udderly Fantastic!

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!

It's Alphabet Challenge time and today's letter is...
J for Joke- so we would like to see a funny image or sentiment on your card :) 
My card features a super cute cow image from Pickled Potpourri... it's colored with Copics and the sentiment was computer generated. I used Sizzix dies for the dotted rectangles, a Tim Holtz die for the double stitched rectangle and MFT dies for the fishtail flag, pierced rectangle and flowers.

I hope you can join us and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog for
more inspiration!

 Have a nice weekend and thanks so much for stopping by...
your comments always make my day!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies- Anything Goes with a Critter
Cards in Envy- Baby Blue or Pretty Pink
Colouring in Scrapland- Smiles
Creates and Makes- Anything Goes with a optional: Create a Sentiment
Cute Card ThursdaySummer Colors
Emerald City CraftsAnything Goes
Morgan's Art World- Anything Goes
Pause Dream EnjoyDown On the Farm
The Crafty Addicts- Anything Goes/Something Humorous
WordArt Wednesdays- Anything Goes

Thursday, July 20, 2017

'Twas the Night Before Christmas...

Good morning everyone!

Today starts a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz and this time we would like to see
your Christmas or Winter creations! 
My card features a sweet little bear from Meljen's designs... unfortunately her digital images are no longer available to purchase :(  It's colored with Copics and the sentiment is computer generated. I used MFT dies for the hearts & squiggly border and the papers are from the Authentique & MME. 

Now head on over to the main challenge blog and check out the gorgeous creations by the other team members!

Thanks so much for stopping by... I'll see you tomorrow :)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T.- Christmas
Cardz TV Christmas in July- Anything Goes
CHNC challenge extra for July- Anything Goes + Christmas
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'- Anything Goes for Christmas
Crafty Gals Corner- Christmas in July
Creative Moments- Anything Goes/Optional twist- Christmas in July
Die Cut Divas- Christmas in July (2nd entry)
HLS Christmas- Anything Goes w/optional twist- die cuts
Little Red Wagon- Christmas in July

Friday, July 14, 2017

With Love x

Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!

I wanted to pop in real quick today and share a couple of girly cards... 
They feature the fabulous Jasmine Phone stamp and a sentiment from LOTV... they are colored with Copics and the papers are from The Paper Studio & Pebbles. 
Well, that's it for today- short and sweet... thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
Cards und More- Girls Just Want To Have Fun
City Crafter- Two Colors Only
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper- Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Create with TLC- Anything Goes
Cutie Pie- Here Comes the Girls
Paper Minutes- Women/women

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Spirit of Christmas

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge AND as always it's Anything Goes as long as you create a Christmas card or project!
My card features a couple of gorgeous vintage papers from Kaisercraft- the Frosted collection. I used a paper distresser and Walnut Satin ink on the edges, the poinsettia was cut with a Spellbinders die and I used a Sizzix die for the dotted rectangle. To finish it up I added a punch corner, pearls and a doily.

Now head on over to the main challenge blog and check out the beautiful creations by the other team members!

 Thanks so much for stopping by... your comments always make my day!
I'll see you soon!

Challenges I would like to enter:
613 Avenue Create- Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Monochrome
ABC Christmas- New vintage papers, Old- poinsettia die 
Creative Craft Cottage  Christmas in July
Deep Ocean- Christmas in July
Die Cut DivasChristmas in July
Dragonfly Journeys- Christmas in July
Mix It UpAnything Goes + optional twist of distressing
My Time to Craft- Christmas in July
Unicorn- Christmas in July

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Thank You

Good morning everyone!

Today starts a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz and this time we would like to see BUTTERFLIES on your creations!

I decided to make a couple of cards and they feature butterflies from Hero Arts and a die cut sentiment from Spellbinders. I used distress inks to watercolor the butterflies and the backgrounds were created with embossing folders and the same colors of distress ink. 

For this card- I applied Twisted Citron DI randomly to one side of Darice Multi-sized dots folder, misted it with water, put a piece of Canson Mix Media paper in the folder, closed it and then ran it through my Cuttlebug machine. Once dry, I stamped the corners with Peacock Feathers & a mesh stamp from Darkroom Door...
and on this card- I applied Brushed Corduroy & Walnut Stain ink to a Darice Brick Wall folder and then followed the same steps as I did on the card above.   
I love the way these backgrounds turned out especially the brick wall one! AND the distress ink & embossing folder technique was so easy to do... I can't wait to try other embossing folders! :)

Well, that's all for now... thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to pop on over to the main challenge blog to see the gorgeous creations by the other team members!
Tammy x

Challenges I would like to enter:
4 Crafty Chicks- Stamping-No Digi's
A2Z Scrapbooking- anything Goes
CAS Watercolour- Butterfly
Classic DT Open Challenge- Always Anything Goes
Country View Crafts- July: Things with Wings
Crafting By Designs- Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers- Watercolour Optional twist- blue
Through the Purple Haze- Spots and/or Stripes (first card)

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Christmas Snowman

Good morning everyone!

It's time for a new Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge AND as always it's Anything Goes as long as you create a Christmas card or project!
My card features a cute little snowman from Dilly Beans Stamps and the fabulous Graphic Greetings from Taylored Expressions. I used MFT dies for the stitched & pierced rectangles and the paper is from Carta Bella- the Christmas Delivery Collection.

Now head on over to the main challenge blog and check out the beautiful creations by the other team members!

I hope you have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by!
Tammy x

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
CHNC challenge extra for JuneAnything Goes + Christmas
Christmas at Sweet Stamping- Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ- Always anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper- Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Hiding in my Craft Room- Any Holiday
Inky Chicks- Christmas
Sparkles Forum Christmas- Non Traditional Colours
The Merry Christmas Challenge- Anything Goes + option of Snowmen