01 May 2016

MARSHMALLOWS IN MY COCOA {Christmas Blog Hop with CREATE WITH TLC}

 {You are the Marshmallows in my Cocoa}

To kick start the 2016 Christmas creativity in each and every one of my bloggy friends, we are hosting a blog hop starting here at Creating Christmas Treasures with TLC and ending at Paulette's personal blog at Create with TLC.

Every one of the Design Team Members for Create with TLC is hosting a spot on this train ride (blog hop). Each member us sharing a creation they did using at least one if not more of Paulette's elements from years past and the image and/or sentiment they use is available for free download on their site only. So be sure to hop on this lovely festive train ride with us.

Desire (THIS IS ME)

I used this cute pre coloured MY BESTIES girl, all dressed in beautiful traditional colours,
which you can purchase here. 
I have used the fun Marshallow Sentiment from Paulette which you can download here (see below). I have also used the beautiful MERRY CHRISTMAS sentiment image from Paulette.

  The brads and design papers are from my stash. The  flowers have been created with flower punches.  The crochet flower centers has once again been made for me by a special friend. The green folded corners have been created with scallop square punches. I have also used some green stickles for a touch of sparkle around the sentiments and on the flowers.


 Just right click on the sentiment below and save it to your computer:

I would love to enter this into the following challenges:

Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG + Optional Mothers Day
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - ATG
613 Avenue Create - ATG + Optional nautical beach theme
My Besties Deautschland - ATG + Option Birthday
My Besties Aussie Challenge - Handmade Flowers
My Besties Spanish - ATG + Optional Sketch
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Deep Ocean - Dots and/or Stripes
Crafty Gals Corners - ATG
Creative Craft Cottage - Feminine
Love to Scrap - ATG
Artistic Inspirations - ATG
A Beautiful Mess - ATG
Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge - ATG with Christmas
Hiding in my Craft Room - Freestyle
Just Us Girls - Make your favourite fold or shaped card (center step card designs are definitely my favourite)
The Outlawz Paper Ala Mode - ATG
The Outlawz May InLinkz
Tuesday Throwdown - ATG
Fresh Brewed Designs - ATG
Fab n Funky - Bright Christmas
Come and Get It - Make your own embellishments (made the flowers myself)
Jades Sparkling Butterflies - Add a Sentiment
Eclectic Ellapu - ATG
A Bit More Time to Craft - ATG
Crafts Galore Encore - ATG
The Crafters Cafe - Feminine
Christmas Card Challenge - Anything Christmas
The Glory of Christmas - Stamp or Digi
    Thank you for hopping along and your inspirational love you leave behind.


    Crafty Hugs


    23 April 2016

    SHINE with Bestie {Guest Designer over at Scrapbook Stamp Society)

     {Its Your Day to Shine}

    It was such an honour to have won a Guest Designer spot over at
    Scrapbook Stamp Society with a Besties card made for their challenge blog.
    Thank you so much for having me.
    This is a girly Birthday Card using a super cute MY BESTIES image
    which you can purchase here

      The brads and design papers are from my stash. The  flowers have been created with flower punches.  The crochet flower centers has once again been made for me by a special friend.  The heart embellishments are also from my stash.  The sentiment is from CREATE WITH TLC.  I have used dry chalks to chalk around the image and on the sentiment.


    I would love to enter this into the following challenges:

    Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG + Optional Flowers
    613 Avenue Create - ATG + Twist Recyle (the crochet flowers have been made with recycled cotton)
    My Besties Deautschland - ATG + Option Birthday
    Sweet Stampin - Pink and girly
    Crafty Sentiments Designs - ATG (1/1)
    Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
    Deep Ocean - Dots and/or Stripes
    Aud Sentiments - ATG
    Brown Sugar - ATG
    Stampavie and More - Buttons and/or charms (heart buttons)
    Glitter n Sparkle - ATG
    Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Make it Girly)
    The Crafty Addicts - ATG + Girly
    Crafting for All Seasons - Tic Tac Toe (flowers, image, girly)
    Crafty Gals Corners - Cute as a Button (2 heart buttons)
    Seize the Birthday - ATG
    Path of Positivity - Grace (Grace for me is also elegance and my little girl here is very elegantly dressed from the tip of her head to the tip of her toes) see quote below and this is how I see Grace/Elegance in a women:
    QKR Stampede - A Colour Challenge

    Creative Craft Cottage - Feminine
    Eureka Stamps - buttons and/or bows
    Love to Scrap - ATG
    Crafty Boots - Use a Sentiment
    Artistic Inspirations - ATG + Option flag colours
    A Beautiful Mess - ATG
    Fussy and Fancy - Female Birthdays
    Cupcake Inspirations


      Thank you for stopping by and your inspirational love you leave behind.


      Crafty Hugs


      18 April 2016

      SHINE {with an Art by Mi Ran image}

      {SHINE ...}

      Hope all of you are keeping well and having loads of creative fun. 

      I am here with a card made with another gorgeous Art by Mi Ran image called SOPHIA.
      She is just pure beauty.
      Do yourself a favour and hop over to Mi Ran's Etsy shop and check out her
      awesome digi creations, here.  And also visit Art by Mi Ran's SHOWCASE BLOG  to marvel over the showcase design team's stunning creations.
      You can purchase SOPHIA here.

      The image has been coloured with Copics and the clouds created with dry chalks. The sentiment is from Paulette {Create with TLC} . The design papers, buttons and brads are from my stash. The flourishes have been stamped with Chiswick Acrylic Stamps. The flowers have been created with punches and handmade crochet flowers.


      I would like to venture over to the following challenges with this:

      Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG + Optional Flowers
      613 Avenue Create - ATG + Twist Upcycle item (the wool for the crochet flowers are very old)
      Brown Sugar - ATG
      The Outlawz Monday Greetings - Let there be Sky
      The Outlawz April Linky Party
      Craft Rocket Challenge - Favourite Colour Combo (pink and brown)
      Fresh Brewed Designs - Flowers
      Crafty Boots - Use a Sentiment
      DigiStamps4Joy - ATG + Twist Add a Butterfly
      The Crazy Challenge - Spring is here
      Everybody Art Challenge - Birthday
      Lets Colour Linky Party
      Alphabet Challenge - D is for Dots
      Creative Corner - Spring Flowers
      Creative Fingers - ATG
      Fussy and Fancy - Green and Pink
      Aud Sentiments - ATG
      Cre8tive Hands - ATG
      Moving Along with the Times - Spring Flowers
      Seize the BirthDay - Anything birthday + Floral option
      Crafting for all Seasons - Tic Tac Toe (Girly, Digital Stamp, Flowers)
      Crafty Gals Corner - Die Cuts and/or Punches
      The Paper Shelter - Flowers Everywhere
      The Crafty Addicts - ATG + Girly Option
      Deep Ocean - Spring is in the Air
      Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
      A Bit more Time to Craft - ATG
      One Stitch at a Time - Anything with Wings
      Eclectic Ellapu - Spring Flowers
      Crafting Musketeers - Spring
      The Corrosive Challenge - Girls Ladies
      Classic Design Team Open Challenge - ATG
      Cupcake Inspirations

      Come and Get It - Things with Wings
      Scrappy Hands - Spring
      Aurora Wings - Say it with Flowers (1/1)
      Crafting from the Heart - ATG
      Art by Mi Ran Facebook Challenge - ATG with ABM image


      Thanks so much for taking the time to pop in here, its always appreciated so much.



      09 April 2016

      THE MAGIC OF YOU {Cre8tive Hands Blog Hop}

      {CELEBRATING THE MAGIC OF YOU}

      Hello!  You have just come across a totally magical blog hop that Cre8tive Hands is having with the help of Paulette from Create With TLC!  You should have arrived here from Sharla’s blog.  If not please head to the main Cre8tive Hands Challenge blog to find out where to start!  

      The theme of this hop is Fairy Tale Dreams.  There will be a winner at every stop PLUS, we will have one GRAND PRIZE winner who will get all of the new releases AND all of the sentiments Create With TLC has created for these adorable new images!  

      All you need to do to be in it to win is comment at each stop making sure they know you are hopping and not just leaving a comment from a challenge blog!

      Here is what I created for the blog hop using this adorable image from Cre8tive Hands
      which I have coloured with Copics and used dry chalks to create the clouds around her.  The two folded corners have been created with a scallop square punch.  The flower embellishments have been created with a flower and circle punch and the crochet flowers have been made for me by a very dear friend.  The design papers and brads are from my stash.
      The sentiment is also CREATE WITH TLC.  

      Now, head on over to Lisa’s blog to see what she has created for your viewing pleasures!


      Here are the stops:
      Start HERE at the Main Cre8tive Hands Challenge Blog and move on from there:

      This is the blog hop order 


        

      I would love to enter my little card creation into the following challenges:

      Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG + Optional Easter
      613 Avenue Create - ATG + Use neutral colours
      Crafty Friends - For a Child
      Creative Moments - ATG + Spring has Sprung
      QKR Stampede - Spring has Sprung
      Creative Craft Cottage - Add some sparkle (stickles on butterflies)
      DigiStamps4Joy - ATG + Twist Add a Butterfly
      Scrapping4Fun - ATG
      Sparkles Forum Challenge - Make it Girly
      Little Red Wagon - Celebrate
      The Crafty Addicts - ATG  or spring time
      Brown Sugar - ATG
      Cardz 4 Galz - Spring time
      Creative Fingers - ATG
      The Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Anything with Wings
      The Outlawz April Linky
      Crafting for All Seasons - Use Dies/Punches (used punches for the pinwheels and corners)
      Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
      A Beautiful Mess - ATG
      Your Scrapbook Place - ATG
      A Bit More Time to Craft - ATG
      Dragon's Lair - ATG
      Jade's Sparkling Butterflies - ATG
      Petal Lu - ATG
      Pearly Sparkles - ATG
      Lets Colour Linky Party - ATG that is coloured

      Chocolate Coffee and Cards - Spring is in the Air
      Jos Scrap Shack - ATC
      Patties Creations - Easter or Spring
      Robyns Fetish IDIC - Add a Sentiment
      In the Pink - Dies and/or punches (punches for flowers and folded corners)
      Cupcake Inspirations - Patterns
        Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will have fun hopping along with us.


        Crafty Hugs


        03 April 2016

        FUN SHINEY DAY with a Bestie

        {HAVE A FUN-SHINEY DAY}

        Just another Card using this adorable little girl and boy from MY BESTIES which you can purchase here

          The brads and design papers are from my stash. The pinwheels have been created with scallop square and circle punches (see tutorial below).  The folded corners at the top has also been created with a scallop square punch. The sentiment is also CREATE WITH TLC.  I have used dry chalks to chalk around the image.

        ... and here is the tutorial for the pinwheels (I have made single pinwheels for my cards and the tutorial is for a double pinwheel.  Used a 2" scallop square punch, but you can really use any size scallop square punch:





        I would love to enter my little card creation into the following challenges:

        Creative Moments - ATG + Inspired by a Song  (You Are My Sunshine – Gene Autry)
        My Sheri Crafts - Thinking of you
        DigiStamps4Joy - ATG + Twist Add add a Butterfly
        Scrapping4Fun - ATG
        The Crafty Addicts - ATG  and/or spring time
        613 Avenue Create - ATG + Whiter shades than pale
        My Besties 3D and More - ATG
        My Besties UK - ATG and/or Pink
        My Besties International - ATG + Optional Circles (little circles in center of pinwheels)
        Brown Sugar - ATG
        Fresh Brewed Designs - Something Yellow
        Eureka Stamps - Spring is in the air
        Cardz 4 Galz - Spring time
        One Stitch at a Time - Distressing
        Crafty Calendar - ATG (1/1)
        Creative Fingers - ATG
        4 Crafty Chicks - ATG
        Cre8tive Hands - ATG
        The Outlawz Twisted Thursday - ATG
        The Outlawz April Linky
        Crafting by Designs - ATG
        Crafting for All Seasons - Use Dies/Punches (used punches for the pinwheels and corners)
        Crafty Sentiment Designs - ATG (1/1)
        Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
        A Beautiful Mess - ATG
        Your Scrapbook Place - ATG
        A Bit More Time to Craft - ATG
        Dragon's Lair - ATG
        Jade's Sparkling Butterflies - ATG
        Julia Spiri - ATG
        Petal Lu - ATG
        Pearly Sparkles - ATG
        Scrap n' Dipity - ATG (1/1)



        The Sisters of Craft - aATG
        Thank you for stopping by and your inspirational love you leave behind.


        Crafty Hugs