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 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!

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.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Halloween Challenge at Digi Haven

It's Halloween Challenge time at Digi Haven!  I LOVE Halloween and am already planning out my decorations, I just wish my youngest would hurry up and plan his costume.  It was so much easier when they were younger and you just dressed them up in what you wanted them to be!

Okay, on to our challenge ... our sponsor for this challenge is Dilly Beans and Megan has graciously offered to provide the winner with 3 digis of their choice!

This image is Teeghan's Spider Frame 2 by Dilly Beans and I have fun working with this image, there are so many possibilities!  I colored her up with my copic markers then added glossy accents to the bow, spiker and her eyes.  I also added some purple rhinestones over a few of the black dots ... I'm thinking I should have used a brighter color.  The black and green/black dotted ribbon is from my stash, as well as Mr. Skeleton face!  It's kinda hard to see but I stamped "eek" on the bottom of the card and used silver embossing powder ... black just didn't show up very well.

For some wild inspiration, make sure to check out the Digi Haven's Design Team creations, you won't be disappointed!

Dilly Beans is a Silly Dilly Digi Store!! 
After you visit the store, don't forget to visit the
You can also see Dilly Bean's artist/designer Megan Suarez on her YouTube channel and purchase some of her beautiful creations at her MyCreativeBliss Etsy Store.

Dilly Beans - Halloween
Card Makin Mamas - Trick or Treat
Crafty Catz - Halloween

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Transparent Challenge at ABC Christmas Challenges!

It's time to put your creativity to the test at ABC Christmas Challenge!  For this challenge we want you to incorporate some kind of transparency film in your project.

Our sponsor for this challenge is StampFairy and the winner will receive $10 to spend in the StampFairy store!

For my shaker card, I used Mimi Frame.  I colored Mimi with my copic markers then attached a piece of transparency film to the back. I used foam tape on the back, added some red, green & gold beads along with mica chips by Stampin Up!  The paper is from the North Pole collection by Doodlebug Designs.

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 Stamp Fairy’s wonderful images.  We hope Stamp Fairy’s images inspire YOUR creativity.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Time to get ready for Christmas at CCAY!

Frightening to think Christmas is only 84 days away!  In order to get you "ready" our theme over at Christmas Cards All Year 'Round this month is "Getting ready for Christmas!"  We would like to see anything associated with the preparations for Christmas ... baking, decorating, tree trimming, etc.

This challenge is two-fold.  The first challenge is to create one card and for those of you who are ambitious, we have a second challenge where we want you to create a set of 5 cards.  Make sure you check out CCAY Challenge Blog for more details!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Platypus Creek Stamping & Craft and they have graciously donated cling mount stamps for the winner of each challenge!

I used the image Boughs for the Wreath by Mo Manning.  I colored it up with my Copic markers to match the papers from the First Edition Nordic Christmas collection.

Platypus Creek Stamping and Craft is the Australian distributor for The Artful Stamper, The Stamp Barn and Sunshine Designs.  We also have a small range of our own designs produced here in Australia.   As well as rubber stamps we carry a good range of accessories which we are constantly adding to.