Thursday, December 26, 2013

Zany Christmas at ABC Christmas Challenge

"Z" is for Zany at ABC Christmas Challenge!  We want to see your funny / humorous Christmas projects you have created.  Our sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo Stamps, how fitting!  The winner will receive 7 digis of their choice, woo hoo!



For my card I used Stella by Bugaboo Stamps. I just love her attitude and thought this sentiment stamp by Stampendous was quite fitting!  

The papers are from my stash, as well as the purple snowflake and tinsel ribbon.  I added glossy accents to Stella's glasses and shoes.



Friday, December 20, 2013

Red & Green Challenge Time!

Time for a new challenge at Digi Haven!  Our theme is Red & Green and our sponsor for this challenge is My Grafico!  The winner will receive one whole stamp set of choice!


For my card I used the baubles from the Christmas Digital Stamp collection by My Grafico.  I changed the color of the image on my computer the used my ornament die cut to cut it out....thought I would stay with the bauble theme thru and thru!

Now it's your turn to create something red & green then head over to Digi Haven and link it up for a chance to win our fab prize!  Remember, you must use a digi in your creation!



My Grafico is not just for digital stamps. Please check their site for ALL your digital crafting needs.  In addition ... EVERY day is a SALE day with lots of new promotions!  Find Freebies, Promotions, New Products, Clip-art, Printables, Digital Stamps, Cutting Files and lots of Inspiration!  Sign-up for updates so you don't miss out on some of their Spectacular Deals!




Sunday, December 15, 2013

2014 Wishes at Creatalicious

It's time for a new challenge at Creatalicious!  Our theme for this challenge is 2014 Wishes!

Our sponsor for this challenge is KreativeTiger and the winner will receive a 50€ coupon for any purchase at their store!



I wanted to focus on the sentiment for my card.  The papers are from my stash and the sentiment is by Paper Smooches.



Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Y is for You Make It!

It's challenge time at ABC Christmas Challenge! Our theme for this challenge is YOU make it!  We are looking for homemade embellishments that you have created!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Stamp Fairy, the winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to their store!

Okay ... ever have an idea that looks great in your mind but when it comes to creating it just doesn't translate?!  With that being said, I give you permission to laugh at my, well ... poinsettia is what I was aiming for!



At least the image is adorable!  I chose Jake Poinsettia to work with, isn't he cute!  The, ahem, poinsetta that I made came from pop can tabs and a whole lot of glue from my glue gun.  Seriously, it makes me laugh every time I look at it!

After my embellishment experience, I look forward to your creations!  Make sure you check out the creations from our Design Team, they are amazing!

Stamp Fairy officially launched on November 5th 2010.  Gerda Burghardt, artist and owner, creates cute and whimsical digital images for the young and old, inspired by her life, love and 4 cute cats.  You will find adorable teddies bears, young boys and girls, fuzzy little bunnies and whimsical critters.  

Please visit the store and browse StampFairy’s wonderful images.  We hope StampFairy’s images inspire YOUR creativity.


There is also a 50% sale on this month so grab a bargain while they're half price!



Friday, December 6, 2013

Christmas time at Digi Haven

As my son reported to me this morning, only 19 more days until Christmas, yikes!  Hopefully this challenge at Digi Haven will get you going on some Christmas cards!

Our theme for this challenge is Christmas and our fun and fab sponsor is Bugaboo!  The winner will receive 7 digis of their choice!


I chose to work with AKV Nativity Donkey by Bugaboo.  I colored this cute little donkey with my copic markers, added a holly jolly paperclip and the sentiment is computer generated.  This was such an fast and easy card to make, perfect recipe for mass volume ... I better get crafting!

For all the details on how to enter, skip on over to Digi Haven and while you're there, check out the fab creations from our Design Team.

Bugaboo is full of Deals, Freebies, Challenges, Sales, 
Rewards and new Images .... don't miss out!  
Visit Bugaboo today!
Don't forget to stop by the Bugaboo Challenge Blog to say hello and join in a challenge or two.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Christmas Stockings at Christmas Cards all year 'Round

December already!? Well, no denying it so let's get on with December's Challenge at CCAY!  Our theme for December is Christmas Stockings.



For my card I used the adorable digi stamp set by From the Heart but unfortunately I don't see it in their shop anymore.  The papaers are from the Merry & Bright Collection by Carta Bella, I love their colors!

I used my copic markers to add some color to the image then some stickles to the stocking and glossy accents to the candy canes.  The stocking embellie is from my stash and thought it quite appropriate for this theme!


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Out of the BoX Challenge

Out of the BoX you say ... not sure what that means?!  Well, at ABC Christmas Challenge, we want to see your "non-square" creations.  Yup, that means NO square cards!

We have two fab sponsors for this challenge, Shape EZ by Tammy Louise and Zlatoena's Design!


I decided to make a gift tag by using Pedestal  Tag 1 by Shape EZ and I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the tag.  The digi is Skating Bunny by Zaltoena's Design.  I used my copy markers to color it up and glossy accents for some dimension.  I then added some Christmas sayings, bling and ribbon to the tag.


http://handmadebytlc-tips.blogspot.ca/
Prize offered to 1 lucky winner is : 2 Shape EZ templates of winner's choice.
Shape EZ is a product originating from the desire to be different.  The templates were inspired by one unforgettable template and has become an opportunity to share specialty shaped cards with everyone.   Every template is offered in 300 dpi in SVG,JPEG,PNG and PDF files so no matter your preference, they are perfect for everyone.  No cutter needed, instructions included and are only limited by your imagination.  



2 Digi images of winner's choice.

A little bit about Zlatoena: My mom and I used to make handmade cards and that`s how everything started. I'm last year graphic design student and I have always had to passion to draw and doodle and one day someone came with the idea for digi stamps and .. 3 years since then.. I am creating digital stamps and.. The Cats Pajamas Rubber stamps are producing my designs into real stamps.. and I am as happy as can be.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Anything Goes at CFM!

Oh, this is gonna be fun!  The theme for this challenge at Cards for Men is Anything Goes - man style of course!  Yup, we want to see your creations for the man in your life ... partner, brother, son, grandfather, nephew ...

We have an incredibly fun sponsor for this challenge, their images are perfectly fun and funny for male cards - Dr. Digi's House of Stamps and the winner will win a fab prize!


For my card I chose Duncan Disorderly, please disregard his bracelet, I really blew that one!  OMG, I just realized I wanted to add an embellie at the end of the banner ... I am losing my mind!! The sentiment is from the Card Chatter collection by Close to my Heart.



Make sure you check out the rest of the creations from our Design Team, I guarantee you'll love them!



DR Digi's House of Stamps is a site that aims to bring you digi stamps
with a sense of humour. We're not your average
Digi site, you wont find flowers and teddy bears.  Well you might.. 
but it'll be holding a bloody big chainsaw!
Friday, November 22, 2013

Thanks or Thanksgiving Challenge

It's time for another challenge at Digi Haven!  Our theme is Thanks or Thanksgiving and our sponsor is Beccy's Place!  The winner will receive 3 digi images of choice!



The image I chose for my card is Haunted Birdhouse by Beccy.  I stayed with "fall" colors, browns and oranges then added some burlap, button, string and pennants.  I also used an embossing folder that looks like wood for the background.



Beccy Muir is a very talented artist who's adding lots of gorgeous new images to her STORE all the time .. you will also want to take a moment to visit Beccy's Place Blog where you will also find monthly challenges, a long index of free digi images and a variety of detailed card folding tutorials and instructions.
Friday, November 15, 2013

Christmas Time Challenge at Creatalicious

It's time for our November Challenge at Creatalicious!  Our theme is Winter Time!

Our sponsor for this challenge is StampFairy and the winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to their store!


For my card I used a freebie from StampFairy.  I colored the image with my copic markers then added some rhinestones and stickles.  I also added some stitching around the edges cause I thought the card needed a little sumthin'.

Make sure to check out the fab creations from our Design Team, you won't be disappointed!



Stamp Fairy officially launched on November 5th 2010. Gerda Burghardt, artist and owner, creates cute and whimsical digital images for the young and old, inspired by her life, love and 4 cute cats. You will find adorable teddies bears, young boys and girls, fuzzy little bunnies and whimsical critters. Stamp Fairy has new releases along with a free image in every new set published weekly on Fridays. Please visit the store and browse StampFairy’s wonderful images. We hope StampFairy’s images inspire YOUR creativity.

Challenges:
Crafting for all Seasons - Stitching
Just Inspirational Challenge - Stitching
Paper Makeup Stamps - Stitching
Ooh La La Challenge - Stitching
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Winter Wishes at ABC Christmas Challenge

Time for our "W" Challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge!  Our "W" theme is Winter Wishes.  We have two sponsors for this challenge, Stamp & Create and Saturated Canary!


I chose to work with Snow Blower by Saturated Canary.  I colored the image with my Copic Markers then added some glossy accents and stickles.  The paper and ribbon is from my craft stash.



An awesome prize of: 




Stamp and Create is an on-line store based in the US. We ship worldwide with reasonable shipping prices.
We specialize in Rubber Stamps and Scrapbook supplies. Some of the companies we carry are: Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps, High Hopes Rubber Stamps, Whiff of Joy, The Greeting Farm, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, Stampavie, Whimsy Stamps, Emerald Faeries, Basic Grey, My Mind's Eye, Echo Park, Ribbon, Charms, embellishments, dies, and more!

And 


1st Prize is 2 Digi images from her lovely Etsy Shop.
Saturated Canary

Hello!  My name is Krista Smith.
After opening up my digi shop in the beginning of September 2011, I've been busy filling orders and drawing new designs:).  I am really thrilled and very humbled that people are so receptive to my designs and seem to enjoy coloring them a lot!  I am so inspired by these amazing colorists!!  I have met so many wonderful, talented ladies through this business and look forward to building new friendships, too!   My personal blog,Saturated Canary, is filled with bits of my family life, artwork, and a slight obsession with fashion;). I also run a new challenge/ inspiration blog, Saturated Canary Challenge with my amazing design team.  I'd love to meet you and be inspired by your own creations!  Do stop by and say hello!:)

Saturated Canary LLC

Challenges:

Cards and More - Baby it's cold outside
Deep Ocean Challenges - Winter
C is for Challenge - Winter is coming
Through the Purple Haze - Winter Scene

Monday, November 11, 2013

Merry Christmas at Cards for Men

Time for a new challenge at Cards for Men!  It's Merry Christmas time and our sponsor for this challenge is Scribbled Kidz.    The winner will receive 3 digis of their choice!


This cute image is Stolen Kiss by Scribbled Kidz.  When I saw this image it make me think of my boys and how I would always catch them underneath the mistletoe.  The background paper is from the Winter Fun collection by Carta Bella and the bingo card is called Handmade Holiday by Simple Stories.

 Note:  the image comes with a ball beside the boys feet, I removed it for this card.






Scribbled Kidz is all about fun images largely inspired by my family and what they might get up to. They are all hand drawn originals scanned in at 300dpi and saved as jpegs.   If you have any suggestions or special requests please let us know.Please pop along and see what we have to offer.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Fall

It's challenge time over at Digi Haven!  Our theme for this challenge is "Fall" as in Autumn not as in trip and fall!  Our sponsor for this challenge is Floppy Latte and the winner will receive a $6 gift certificate to their store!


This is the first time I have used my pinwheel die and have to say I quite like it!  The paper is Harvest Lane by Simple Stories and the Peace sentiment is from Floppe Latte.  I think next time I will use different papers to show a bit more contract between the background and pinwheel.

Our talented design team has rocked this challenge, make sure you check them out and leave them some love!  Thanks for stopping by!




Grab a cuppa and head on over to Floppy Latte's!  
Floppy Latte's Digital Designs is a Digital Stamp/Paper/Die Cut shop.  You will find all types of digital stamps, various papers and great digital die cut files for your cutting machines
We at Floppy Latte's would love to hear from you.  Simply email us at admin@floppylattedesigns with your comments, questions, ideas, or just to say "Hi!"  or swing over to Glitterbabe's Blog to see what's going on there!   
Friday, November 1, 2013

Winter Wonderland Challenge

Well, it feels like it could be getting close to a Winter Wonderland in our neck of the woods ... I'm hoping the snow will lay off for at least a month!  Don't get me wrong, I love the snow but not too early!

It's time for our monthly challenge at Christmas Cards All Year 'Round and yes, our theme is Winter Wonderland!  Time to show us your creations of winter themes!

Our sponsor for this challenge is our own Cindy Groh!  She has donated a fabulous prize for the winner of this challenge, check it out at the end of this post!



This is a LOTV image and is a pre-colored die-cut that I've had for a couple of years already.  They are fantastic to use, especially if you are making multiple cards in a short amount of time.  The red background paper is embossed with my Snow Sledding Winter Words embossing folder by Cuttlebug and the green polkadot paper is from my stash.  I added some red & white baker's twine, along with a sentiment by LOTV.

Prize graciously donated by Cindy:


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

V is for Vixen

We're on the letter V at ABC Christmas Challenge!  Vixen is one of Santa's reindeers and we are looking for creations that use a reindeer image.

We have two sponsors for this challenge, Sweet Stamp Store and QKR Stampede.  Since we have two sponsors, we will have 2 winners! 



I decided to work with a silhouette digi, Ropin Santa by QKR Stampede.  I printed the image on kraft paper then distressed the edges with black ink. I used some wooden snowflakes and inked them in black as well, to keep up with the theme!  The papers are from the Believe Collection by Bazzill and the sentiment is by Paper Smooches.



Prize - a $10.00 Gift Certificate for Sweet Stamp Store
SweetStamps.com manufactures artistic rubber stamps on cling cushion for use with acrylic blocks. We carry a variety of stamping and paper crafting goodies like our own Shades dye inks, metal embossing plates, embossing folders, cutting & embossing dies (Cheery Lynn, Marianne, Joy! and Nellie's), fine detail embossing powders, specialty cardstock and vellum along with supplies for parchment crafting. 



5 Digital Images of the Winner's Choice

Do you have a sense of humor? Are you looking for a cute stamp? Then, we are the company for you! QKR Stampede is the somewhat cute somewhat quirky rubber and digital stamp company. We Showcase the artwork of Ken Herrod, who had a unique, somewhat quirky style with lots of humor and character. You are sure to get a chuckle out of our stamps! We have been offering our unique stamps and supplies to the craft industry for over 15 years. At QKR Stampede our images are available as unmounted, natural red rubber stamps OR as digital stamps! If QKR Stampede Stamps aren't exactly what you are looking for, Don't miss out on the sister companies: Eureka Stamps,  Biblical Impressions Rubber Stamps, or the newest addition; Alluring Impressions

Monday, October 28, 2013

Way to Go!

It' challenge time at Cards for Men! Our theme for this challenge is "Way to Go!" You have until November 10th to show us your creations of encouragement, cheers to you and of course way to go!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Paper Pretties and they have graciously donated 6 digis of the winner's choice!



This adorable image and sentiment is "Skywalker" by Paper Pretties.  I printed the sentiment on the colored paper then used my fishtail banners by MFT to cut it out.  I pulled out my Stampin Up punches for the circles then added a button and bakers twine.  The papers are from the Party Animals collection by Kaiser Craft and think they work perfectly with this fun image!

Challenges:
Less is More -  String or Twine
Simply Create Too - Bingo (B: Squares, I: Green, N: Punch or Die Cut, G: Stamp, O: Button)


Pretties is an online crafting store, and home to Zac, Lily, Sophia and Cooper - the cutest kid stamps around! (At least we think so). We have many exclusive stamp lines, from elegant to whimsical, sweet to clever; there is something for every stamper in our Pretties' Boutique.

Along with our full line of high quality clear stamps, we also have a large selection of digital images.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Orange & Black Challenge at Digi Haven



Halloween is coming up, are you ready?!  We are at Digi Haven and we want to see you use orange and black in your creation!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Broken Box and they have graciously providing the winner of this challenge 3 digis of their choice!






For my Halloween card I chose to work with the Halloween Graphics Set by Broken Box.  The set is pre colored so I found some digi halloween paper and used MS Word to create this card.

Now check out the fab creations from our talented Design Team, you won't be disappointed!

broken box stock

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Under the Tree

Under the Tree is the challenge theme at ABC Christmas Challenge!  We want to see your creations of things you would find under your Christmas tree.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo Stamps and the winner will receive 7 digis of their choice! 

I used my Copic markers to color the image in similar colors as the paper.  I added some glossy accents to the hat, tag and his nose.  The papers are from the Wassail Collection, Merry Happy by Basicgrey.  I used a holly embossing folder to emboss the paper behind the image and my fishtale banner dies by MFT and the ribbon is from my stash.








 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Wedding Day Challenge at Creatalicious

It's time for a new monthly challenge at Creatalicious!  This month we want to see your Wedding Day creations!

This Challenge is sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs and the winner will receive 4 digis of their choice!


For my card I used Mr. & Mrs. Owl by Delicious Doodles.  I colored them up with my Copic markers and added glossy accents to their eyes, collars and feet.  I used an embossing folder to emboss the white heart and placed it on top of the red doily.  I also added some white rose buds and rhinestones.  The sentiment is by TLC Creations.
Time to start creating ... for some inspiration, make sure to check out the fab creations by our Design Team!
Monday, October 14, 2013

Halloween at Cards for Men!

Time to get your Trick or Treat on at Cards for Men!  Our theme for this challenge is Halloween and our spooky sponsor is The Paper Shelter!



For my card I chose to work with Nevermore.  This is a color digi and I teamed it up with some Halloween papers from my stash.  I also added some ribbon and a button by Martha Stewart.


If you are looking for fun, cute and lovely digi stamps for your paper-crafting or web design projects, The Paper Shelter is your one-stop boutique! This growing catalog of high-quality digi stamps with many different kind of options offers a multitude of themes such as everyday items, holidays, special occasions, children, adorable characters and creatures. Stamps are available in standard black and white line art, as well as in pre-colored format.Images are wonderful for coloring and make perfect additions to greeting cards and scrapbook albums.