Thursday, December 18, 2014

12 Days of Christmas

Oh my gosh, it's been 5 months since I've posted anything!  We recently moved so all my goodies have been packed away and I have just recenlty had a chance to dig everything out and wow did I miss creating!

Since I ran out of time last year and didn't send one card, I decided to keep my cards CAS so I wouldn't get so overwhelmed.






These cards were made from the 12 Days of Christmas stamp set by Penny Black.  I adore this stamp set and really love how these cards turned out!



Challenges:

Christmas Card Challenge - CAS
DREAM it up - Quick and Easy

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Numbers Challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge

Another fab challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge .... the theme is N for Numbers!  Show us numbers somewhere in your creation to be in the running for a wonderful prize from our sponsor All Dressed Up!  The winner will receive 2 digis of their choice!

With this challenge come some sad news, this will be my last challenge as part of this amazing Design Team.  I have enjoyed the ride and have met some amazingly talented ladies along the way.  I will miss them all!



This adorable image is A Star is Born by All Dressed Up, isn't it the cutest!  I had very little supplies to finish this card as 99% is packed just waiting for moving day but I scrounged around and found some twine and a bell, woo hoo!

Now it's your turn to show us the Numbers!  Have Fun!


Hi I am Wendy Burns I live in Nottingham UK with my husband and two children who have been the inspiration behind the characters, in particular my daughter who has kept me up-to-date with blogging and trends. I work predominantly within the textile children’s wear market, fashion and interiors.
I trained as a textile designer and although my work is digital based, I love to retain that hand drawn /sewn feel which I hope comes across in my artwork.
Digital stamps is a new challenge for me and the opportunity to work with the All Dressed Up Team and has been very exciting, in particular the creative way my characters have been given individual personalities by the designers .
All Dressed Up is a newly launched blog with an enthusiastic team who are passionate about stamping.  The coordinators Marilyn and Tracy along with an amazing design team are also known as The Dressy Girls.
We have a friendly Facebook page, regular blog posts, tutorials, challenges and freebies. The stamps can be purchased from the Etsy shop which is updated on a monthly basis. We really are friendly bunch and would love to see your creations so please feel free to contact us and visit the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog.

Friday, June 27, 2014

It's 5:00 somewhere!

Yup, it's 5:00 somewhere all right ... words to live by if you ask me!

It's time for another challenge at Digi Haven!  Our theme is "Life's a Beach" and our FAB sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo Stamps and the amazing Jodi will give the winner 7 digis of their choice!



Like  I said, words to live by so I've made this into a fridge magnet where I can see it every day!  The image is Stella Summer Block - 5 o'clock ... who doesn't love Stella!

Thanks for stopping in and make sure you check out the amazing 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.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

M is for Mail ... that is our theme at ABC Christmas Challenge!

Our sponsor for this challenge is the one and onlyTammy Louise with her Shape EZ templates.  The lucky winner will receive 2 templates of their choice!




This image is Winter Post by From The Heart Digital Stamps.    I added some stitching and stickles and had a bit of an accident with my glitter and glue ... yikes!

 Now it's your turn to show us what you can create!



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.  

Friday, June 13, 2014

Picnic Time at Digi Haven

Weather permitting ... it's Picnic Time at Digi Haven!  Our challenge will run for 2 weeks so start working on your picnic themed creations!!

Our sponsor for this challenge is MyGrafico and the winner will receive a Digital Image set of their choice!


Here is my first attempt at a pop-up box.  I have to admit, I cheated by using my Silhouette to do the cutting for me!  It has been a long time since I've been able to play with new projects / designs and am tickled with how it turned out.

The images, picnic basket, watermelon and drinking glass were from the Picnic Bear digi set by MyGrafico.  

Make sure to check out the fun creations by our amazing Design Team!



Wednesday, June 11, 2014

L for Little Gifts at ABC Christmas Challenge

"L for little gifts" 
is the theme for our new challenge at 
ABC Christmas Challenge!

You can use a stamp with a gift or you create little gifts/presents for someone.

Our challenge is sponsored by Freckled Fawn
 The winner will receive a $15 gift card to use at their store.



I created my card using this pre-colored image, Winter Fairy, by Lili of the Valley.   I added some glitter stickles to the image to match the beautiful sparkle snowflake paper and found this cute twinkle tag in my stash.




Challenges:

Christmas Card Challenge - Color challenge
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Christmas Angels
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Christmas Fairies

Friday, May 30, 2014

Pots and Pots of Flower Pots

Time for another awesome challenge at Digi Haven!  Our theme is Flowers and Pots and our fab sponsor for this challenge is Lacy Sunshine Stamps where the winner will receive 3 digis of their choice!


I chose to work with Cherry Flower Pot for my card.  I used some crackle glossy accents on the cherry blossoms and think I should have added plain ol' glossy accents throughout the image. 

Make sure you check out the amazingly creative creations from our Design Team then it's your turn to start creating!


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

K is for Kiss at ABC Christmas Challenge!


It's time for a new challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge and we are already on the letter "K".  K for what you ask ... KISS is what we want!

Show us your creations with a kiss sentiment or an image of "kissing"!

Our sponsor for this challenge is the fab Kenny K and the winner will receive 3 digis of their choice!


This image and sentiment is Candy Cane Kisses by My Favorite Things. After coloring the image with my copic markers, I added some Lace Stickles and glossy accents.  Our Design Team has come up with some fab creations, make sure you check them out!


 

Digi and rubber stamps from KennyK are a fun and edgy way to add the perfect dose of attitude and style to all of your creations! The creator, the artist, the man: Kenny K is a NYC-born professional illustrator who has brought his funky-but-slick, urban-influenced look to the cardmaking and papercrafts world. His signature style can be seen throughout his various collections of sexy pin-up babes, sweet 'n sassy girls, cool rockin' dudes, kid’s stuff, retro characters and more at KennyKDownloads.com.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Spring Time at Digi Haven

You know, the scheduler function for posts really is a wonderful tool, if you fully prepare you submission before it's published ...

Anyway, it's challenge time at Digi Haven and our theme is Spring.  Our fab sponsor is Beccy's Place and the winner will receive 3 digis of their choice!


This image is a freebie from Beccy called Cherry Branch.  I I love this image and I love cherries!  Perfect introduction to Spring I figure!


Make sure to pop on over to see the fab creations from our Design Team, you won't be disappointed!

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. 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Jolly Ol' Elf

The letter J at ABC Christmas Challenge means "Jolly Ol' Elf"  time.  For this challenge we want to see your "helper" elf creations or the one and only Jolly Ol' Elf himself, Santa.  Our sponsor for this challenge is Wild Orchid Crafts and  one lucky winner will receive a £10 gift voucher!


For my creation, I used Inner Elf by Whimsie Doodles.  What's a jolly ol' elf without elf shoes?!  I kept the color scheme simple and bright with a touch of stickles and glossy accents.  Finished the card off with a nice big orange ribbon, pink button and a Christmas tree charm.

Now it's your turn to show us your Elf side!  Make sure to drop by ABC Christmas Challenge and take a look at the fab creations from our Design Team then get your Elf on!





Friday, May 2, 2014

Bears, Bears and more Bears

Have you figured out our theme at Digi Haven yet?!  Okay ... show us your Bears!  We have a fab sponsor for this challenge, StampArt Design by Kathryne and the winner will receive 5 digis of their choice!!



I love this digi, Little Bear this is a hug by Kathryne.  Colored him up with my copic markers, added my fave, glossy accents, some stitching, twine and a button to finish it off.  The papers are from the Carefree collection by Authentique.

Now it's your turn to "Bear" all but first, make sure you stop by and visit our Design Team to check out their "Beary" fab creations!


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Ice Ice Baby

Vanilla Ice I'm not but Ice is what we want!  That's the theme or our new challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge!  Show us your ice rinks, ice cubes, ice skating ... you get the idea.

Our fab sponsor for this challenge is Meljen's Designs and the will provide the winner with 4 digis of their choice!!



I wanted to do something outside the ice box (I crack myself up) and decided on this image by Meljen's Shaken Not Stirred.  I colored the image with my Copic markers, added glossy accents to the tasty drink and crackle accents to the ICE cube.  I decided gems were in order and to finish it off, stickles for some glam and tinsel ribbon w/bells.


The Cheers and inside sentiments are from the Happy Hour set by Stampin' Up!  Now it's your turn to start ice-ing up!
 
Challenges:
Weekly Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes
 Crimbo Crackers - Jingle Bells



Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical rubber and digital images inspired by her kids and family. Meljen's Designs has a new challenge every Thursday, and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog. Please visit the adorable line of Meljen's Designs stamps at our store HERE to browse all of Melissa's lovely designs! You can also see Melissa's exclusive rubber stamps at her corner of Whimsy Stamps, too!  Don't forget to join Meljen's Designs on Facebook HERE to take advantage of special sales and promotions that are just for her facebook fans!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Thumbs up

It's challenge time at Digi Haven and along with a new challenge comes a new theme ... Black, White and 1 other color is the name of the game!

Our fab sponsor for this challenge is Kenny K and the winner will receive 3 digi's of their choice!


Instead of a card I decided to make a gift tag with Thumbs Up Kid by Kenny K.  As you can see, my one color is blue, can't go wrong with boys and blue.  I added some glossy accents here and there, added some bakers twine and a digi ticket I picked up along the way.

Remember to check out the fab creations from our design team then start linking up for a chance to win!




Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Home for Christmas

It's challenge time at ABC Christmas Challenge and our theme is "H for Home" .. home decorations, home for the holidays, decorated homes ... show us your interpretation!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Stamp and Create and lovely Lacey has donated a $20 gift certificate to be spent at her store!


I've had this image, Hearts Truck, by Scribbles Designs for some time and for some reason have never played with it.  When our theme came up I knew I was going to finally use it!  The sentiment is also by Scribbles Designs.

I used my copic markers and added some glossy accents to various parts of the image.  I punched the sentiment out with my tag punch, added some jute and a flag to finish it off.  The paper is Christmas Wooden Nickels by Echo Park.





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!

Challenges:

Completely Christmas - Anything Goes

Friday, April 4, 2014

Easter with a twist at Digi Haven

It's challenge time at Digi Haven and we're getting ready for Easter!  We want to see your Easter creations and here's the twist ... you must include the color brown in your creation!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Di's Digital Designs and the winner will receive 3 digis of their choice!


I have had this image for years and have never used it ... why I have no idea cause it cracks me up!  This image is Bunny Break by Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet.  I colored it up with  my copic markers and added some glossy accents along the way.  The sentiment is from the Easter sentiment collection by Whimsie Doodles.

Now it's your turn to get your Easter and and don't forget to add some brown!

Di's Digital Downloads have something for everyone.  They even have a wonderful Gallery for enjoyment and inspiration.  If you want a chance to win something from the store, join in on one of their challenges on their Challenge Blog.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

G is for Glitter at ABC Christmas Challenge!

What girl doesn't like to play with glitter?!  Well, this challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge gives you the opportunity to get glitterty...get out your embossing powder, stickles, glitter and start creating.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Kenny K and the winner will receive 3 digis of their choice!



I had fun with Drama Queen by Kenny K and to me, it screams glitter!  I colored her up with my copic markers then added blue glitter to her pants and ping glitter to her top.  I added lace stickles to the trim of her jacket and didn't let it dry before I added pink glitter to her top so the lace stickles also have pink glitter, darn...

Now it's your turn to get down and messy!






 Digi and rubber stamps from KennyK are a fun and edgy way to add the perfect dose of attitude and style to all of your creations! The creator, the artist, the man: Kenny K is a NYC-born professional illustrator who has brought his funky-but-slick, urban-influenced look to the cardmaking and papercrafts world. His signature style can be seen throughout his various collections of sexy pin-up babes, sweet 'n sassy girls, cool rockin' dudes, kid’s stuff, retro characters and more at KennyKDownloads.com.



Friday, March 21, 2014

Easter Challenge at Creatalicious!

Time for a new monthly challenge at Creatalicious Challenges!  Our theme for this challenge is Easter!  Our fab sponsor for this challenge is Scrappiness Designs and the winner will receive a $7 coupon to be used at their store!




I created this postcard using some of the fab elements from the Lovely Easter kit by Scrappiness Designs. The sentiment was an image that I found on-line and thought it fit this card perfectly.

These kits are fun and easy to use and great way to make a quick card when time is of the essence!

Things with Wings Challenge at Digi Haven

Time for a new challenge at Digi Haven!  Our theme for this challenge is Things with Wings and our fab sponsor is Whoopsi Daisy Digis.  The winner will receive one sheet of digi images from our sponsor!


I thought this beautiful image by Whoopsi Daisy would work well for a thank you card.  I colored her up with my copic markers, the papers are from the Go Green Collection by DCWV and the sentiment is a stamp by Paper Smooches.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Family and Friends at ABC Christmas Challenge

There is nothing more important than Family and Friends and that is our theme for this challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge.  Your creations must have a personalized sentiment (ie For my sister, etc.) or name (ie Sarah).

Our sponsor for this challenge is Sweet Stamp Store and they have graciously donated a $10 gift certificate to be used at their store!



I love this Mo Manning image!  When I saw this image it made me think of my son so I decided to make this card for him.

There are so many wonderful creations from our Design Team, make sure you stop by for your dose of inspiration!


 
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 (Our very own SweetCuts Dies, Cheery Lynn, Marianne, Joy! and Nellie's), fine detail embossing powders, specialty cardstock and vellum along with supplies for parchment crafting. 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Green Challenge at Digi Haven!

It's time for another challenge at Digi Haven!  Our theme for this challenge is Green, Green, Green....so that means we want you to use 3 different shades of green, green, green.

Our sponsor is Beccy's Place and the winner will receive 3 digs of their choice!




I fell in love with this image by Beccy, Pears and Mistletoe.  After I had coloured the image with my copic markers I wasn't sure what background paper to use until I searched through my stash and found this grey and white polka dot paper .. how perfect is that!  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamps.

Now it's your turn, make sure to drop by Digi Haven first for some fab inspiration from our talented Design Team!


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 techniques, projects and card folding tutorials and instructions. 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Enclosure challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge!


Time for the letter "E"!  Our challenge theme at ABC Christmas Challenge is "E for Enclosure" - anything you would enclose a gift in!

Our fab sponsor for this challenge is Zlatoena's Designs and they are graciously offering the winner 2 digis of their choice!





I chose to create a gift card holder, they are always popular gifts these days.  The image is Sweet Sheep by Zlatoena.  These holders are so versatile and quick and easy to make for any occasion!  

Make sure to stop by ABC Christmas Challenge for some incredible inspiration from our very talented Design Team, you won't be disappointed!



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.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Bookmarks at Digi Haven

Welcome back for a new challenge at Digi Haven!  We are looking for creative bookmarks using a digi image!  Our sponsor for this challenge is Melonheadz and the lucky winner will receive one sheet of images of their choice!!!



This bookmark is from the Monthly Bookmark collection by Melonheadz.  There are so many fun images in this collection it was hard to choose!  Make sure you check out the rest of the collection that our fab design team has played with over at Digi Haven and while you're there, make sure to link up your creation!




Melonheadz Illustrations are fun!  There's something for everyone at Melonheadz.  Check out their STORE, and don't forget to stop by their BLOGS for lots of fun ideas, friendships and challenges.  Melonheadz also has a Facebook Page so you can see all the new updates on your news feed!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

D is for Die Cuts at ABC Christmas Challenge!

It's time for another challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge!  Our theme is D for Diecuts!

We have a fun and fab sponsor, QRK Stampede and the winner will receive 5 digis of their choice, how cool is that?!


This cute caroling angel is from QRK Stampede and can be found here.  I used my round Spellbinder Nestabilities to create the black circle in the back and my poinsettia die for the little corner embellie.  The papers are from the Believe collection by Heidi Swapp and the sketch is from Sketchy Colors.

Need some inspiration before you get started?  Make sure you visit ABC Christmas Challenge to see what our amazing Design Team has created for you!




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.

Challenges:

Flourishes - Polka Dots
Sketchy Colors - Sketch