Saturday, October 9, 2010

Rock the Farm

I made this card using Rock the Farm by The Greeting Farm. I've been wanting to use this paper for a long time now and finally found the right combination. I might even be able to swap out the sentiment for to fit a baby boy theme.

Main Stamp: Rock the Farm (TGF)
Patterned Paper: Baby Farm Animals (TPS)
Dry Embossing: Cuttlebug Embossing Folders Animal Print
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
-hair: C1, C3
-clothes: G40, Y11, 0, B93, B41, YR20, YR21, YR65
-other: C1, C3

Did you know? The Surrey Iron Railway (SIR) was a 4 ft 2 in (1,270 mm) horse drawn narrow gauge railway that linked the former Surrey towns of Wandsworth and Croydon via Mitcham (all now suburbs of south London). It was constructed in the early years of the 19th century having been established by Act of Parliament in 1801, opening on 26 July 1803.
[Surrey Iron Railway,]

Friday, October 8, 2010


I made this card using Sally drawn by the very own Betty from Simply Betty Stamps! This is for the third day of Halloween where the challenge was to use a Sally Rag Doll as the image. I've done the whole web thing before, I know... but this time I wanted to see what it looked like with bows! I also drew the webs on the card to "tie" them all together. ;D

Challenge: Simply Betty - 3rd Day of Halloween
Main Stamp: Sally (SBS)
Patterned Paper: Matilda (CC)
Copic Colors:
T0, T1, T3, T5, T7, YR02

Did you know? A trestle is a rigid frame used as a support, especially referring to a bridge composed of a number of short spans supported by such frames, such as for railroads. However, many wooden roller coasters are built using design details similar to trestle bridges because it is so easy to make the roller coaster very high.
[Trestle,]"On the Third day of Halloween my Ghoul love gave to me...Three Creepy Rags dolls to love and cherish each Halloween!"
Update: I made the top ten at Simply Betty Stamps for this challenge!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fairy Iris

Welcome to the Wags' n Whiskers Release Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Vicky's blog and you're next hop is to visit Carolina for another great project. On this card I used Fairy Iris but all the new fairies will be released later today!

Looking for candy? Of course! There is hidden candy somewhere in the hop so leave a comment at each stop before Sunday night. Good Luck!

Blog Hop: Wags' n Whiskers Release Blog Hop
Main Stamp: Fairy Iris (WnW)
Patterned Paper: Togetherness (CC)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Scalloped Circles
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
-hair: W2, W4, W6, W8
-other: unknown

Did you know? Unlike some other cats, the cheetah is born with its characteristic spots, as well as a downy underlying fur on their necks extending to mid-back, which gives the cub the appearance of the Honey Badger, to scare away potential aggressors.


I decorated the top of this storage box using Lili from Simply Betty Stamps. The box is the perfect size to fix standard size cards to protect them when in transit. The challenge is anything but a card with a Halloween theme... bats, black cats, and skulls... check! However, I used a rainbow color scheme because it's my daughter's "favorite color!"

I got the idea of the envelop from a Whiff of Joy stamp called Charlotte Riding on Pigeon plus Sentiments. I drew it to get the right size and changed the postage stamp to be a little more fitting for Lili. :D Then stamped it with one of the sentiments included in that set.

Challenge: Simply Betty Stamps - Challenge #3
Main Stamp: Lili (SBS)
Patterned Paper: Blackbird (MME)
Copic Colors:
W0, W1, W3, RV02, BV13, V06, B05, BG05, G07, YG25, Y35, YR14, R24

Did you know? A rainbow is an optical and meteorological phenomenon that causes a spectrum of light to appear in the sky when the Sun shines onto droplets of moisture in the Earth's atmosphere. A rainbow does not actually exist at a particular location in the sky. Rather the reflecting light is visible in the opposite direction of the Sun with respect to the observer, and the interior is always slightly brighter than the exterior.

Josie in Hat

I made this card using Josie in Hat from The Stamping Bazaar designed by Marina Neira. Don't miss out on a chance to win this little cutie and check out The Stamping Bazaar blog for details! Josie in Hat won't be available until later this week.

The button flower I made is a cute design I saw at Christy's blog Where They'll Go. She made a simply fabulous card with three of these and I had to make one myself!

Main Stamp: Josie in Hat (TSB)
Patterned Paper: unknown scraps
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Four
Copic Colors:
-cat: W1, W3, W5, R21
-hat: YR20, YR21, YR23, E55, B32, B34
-other: YR61, YR65, YR68, G20, G21, G24

Did you know? Liquid helium below its lambda point begins to exhibit very unusual characteristics, in a state called helium II. One of these characteristics happens when a surface extends past the level of helium II, the helium II moves along the surface, against the force of gravity. Helium II will escape from a vessel that is not sealed by creeping along the sides until it reaches a warmer region where it evaporates.

Fairy Rosalie

I made this card using the new Fairy Rosalie from Wags'n Whiskers which will be released tomorrow! Check out the Wags'n Whisker's blog for more great samples using with the sneak peeks. On this fairy I was trying for an earth-tone but it appears more Christmas-y than intended. But just as well since I need them!

Challenge: Wags'n Whiskers - Sneak Peek
Main Stamp: Fairy Rosalie (WnW)
Patterned Paper: TC Blossomwood (K&C)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eleven, Sizzix Branch w/ Leave and Snow Flower, Layered
Copic Colors:
-skin/eyes: E000, E00, E11, R20, R22, G82
-hair: E50, E51, E53
-clothes: E17, E19, E18, G82, G94, G99, E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47

Did you know? Babies is a 2009 French documentary film by Thomas Balmès that follows four infants from birth to when they are one year old. The babies featured in the film are two from rural areas: Ponijao from Opuwo, Namibia, and Bayar from Bayanchandmani, Mongolia, as well as two from urban areas: Mari from Tokyo, Japan, and Hattie from San Francisco, USA
[Babies (film),]

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


I made this card using Patches digi from InStyle Stamps. The challenge this week is to create a card or project based on the sketch provided. I colored Patches with a ghost face making him ready for any Halloween party! I initially colored in a skull face which looked creepy awesome but it was too much for the card's demographic age.

Sketch: InStyle Stamps - Sketch Challenge
Main Stamp: Patches (ISS)
Patterned Paper: Halloween (K&C)
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R20, T0, T1, T3, T5, T7
-eyes: YG11, YG13, YG17
-hair: E43, E44, E47
-clothes: YG11, YG1, YG17, YR12, YR16, YR18

Did you know? Iwo Jima is now an uninhabited island of the Japanese Volcano Islands chain. In 1779, Captain Cook's surveying crew, charting it as Sulphur Island, landed on a beach which is now 40 meters (131 ft) above sea level due to volcanic uplifting.
[Iwo Jima,]

Lil Haunts Lylah the Witch

I made this card using Lil Haunts Lylah the Witch from Tickled Pink Stamps. Over at the Lil Lolita Boutique the challenge this week is to create a card or project using the colors black, purple and orange. With the new Lil Haunts stamp line coming out - working with this color combo was a cinch. Yes, that pumpkin is suppose to be a chocolate pumpkin! Yummy! :D

Sketch: Mojo Monday - Sketch #159
Challenge: Lil Lolita Boutique - Challenge #18
Main Stamp: Lil Haunts Lylah the Witch (LL&L)
Patterned Paper: Blackbird (MME)
Copic Colors:
-skin/eyes: E00, E11, R20, G40, G82
-hair: W1, W3
-clothes: YR12, YR14, YR18, V91, V93, V95, V97, W3, W4, W6, W8
-other: E43, E44, E47

Did you know? Wikipedia is a free, web-based, collaborative, multilingual encyclopedia project supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Its 16 million articles (over 3.4 million in English) have been written collaboratively by volunteers around the world. It was launched in 2001 and is currently the largest and most popular genearl reference work on the Internet ranking 7th.

Fairy Rhiannon

I made this card using the new Fairy Rhiannon from Wags 'n Whiskers which will be available this weekend! This is just one of many previews you'll find at the Wags 'n Whiskers blog today. We will be having previews through Friday ending with a big Blog Hop! I just noticed I'm nearing 100 followers... in tradition, I better pull together some give-aways. ;D

Sneek Peak: Wags 'n Whiskers Fairy Release
Main Stamp: Fairy Rhiannon (WnW)
Patterned Paper: Togetherness (CC)
Copic Colors:
-fairy: E00, E11, R13, R20, E50, E51
-hair: E55, E57, E59
-clothes: BG72, BG75, R11, R12, R14
-other: G24, G28, G29

Did you know? Captcha is a type of challenge-response test used in computing to ensure that the response is not generated by a computer. It is a contrived acronym for "Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart." It is sometimes described as a reverse Turing test, because it is administered by a machine and targeted to a human.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Lola Mummy

I made this card using Lola Mummy from Simply Betty Stamps along with the digital stamp Halloween Haunted House from Make It Crafty. This project is for the Second Day of Halloween Challenge which is to create a card or project using two Trick-or-Treaters. With little tidbits inbetween all the home chaos, it took me all day to color it!

I doubled up Lola Mummy pairing as two sisters and put them out Trick-or-Treating in front of a spooky Haunted House. This was my first attempt at this type of accordion fold card and I think I guessed wrong. But at least it stands and can be used as a display.

Here's a picture of just the background where I colored the sky in waves of purple. Because I knew Lola was going to be on the left side I tried to make plenty of room for them to walk and moved the house to the far right.

Challenge: Simply Betty - 2nd Day of Halloween
Main Stamp: Lola Mummy (SBS) and Haunted Halloween House (MIC)
Patterned Paper: Matilda (CC)
Copic Colors:
-mummy: E0000, E000, E00, R24, R27, Y32, Y35, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, E40, E41, E43
-hair: E55, E57, E59, E30, E31, E33, E35
-house: T1, T3, V91, V93, V95, V99, E57, E59, Y32, Y35, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, E40, E41, E43
-cauldron: T1, T3, T5, T7, T9, YR12, YR15, YR18, E40, E41, E43

Did you know? The Fabian strategy is a military strategy where pitched battles and frontal assaults are avoided in favor of wearing down an opponent through a war of attrition and indirection. While avoiding decisive battles, the side employing this strategy harasses its enemy through skirmishes to cause attrition, disrupt supply and affect morale.
[Fabian Strategy,]
"On the second day of Halloween my Ghoul love gave to me... 2 Trick or Treaters dancing down the street!"
Update: I made the top eleven at Simply Betty Stamps for this challenge!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Mushroom Mouse

Our challenge over at Lollipop Crafts this week is to create a card or project with a Thank You theme. I made this card using Mushroom Mouse from Meljen's Designs and used the back side of a Tim Holtz ticket.

Challenge: Lollipop Crafts - Challenge #10
Main Stamp: Mushroom Mouse (MD)
Patterned Paper: Homemade Clara Marie (K&C)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Scalloped Hexigon
Copic Colors:
-mouse: N1, N3, N5, N7, 0, R20, R21, R22
-other: YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, R46, R59, E40, E41, E42, E43, R81, R85

Did you know? A bazaar is a permanent merchandising area, marketplace, or street of shops where goods and services are exchanged or sold. In some areas, the term can be used as a synonym for a "rummage sale", to describe charity fundraising events held by churches or other community organizations.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Itzie Inkies Halloween Candy

Were you ready for this - five posts in one day! I made this teacher's goodie bag using Itzie Inkies Halloween Candy from CC Designs. This is for two challenges, one being the first challenge of the week at 365 Cards and my final submission which completes the week! It was a sketch and I combined it with Quixotic Inspriations challenge to create a gift. The button at the top says "Halloween" with a pumpking inplace of the "o".

Sketch: 365 Cards - Day 210
Challenge: Quixotic Inspirations - Challenge #43
Main Stamp: Itzie Inkies Halloween Candy (CCD)
Patterned Paper: Halloween (K&C)
Copic Colors:
-cat: W1. W3, W5, W7, W9, R21
-clothes: R22, R24, R27, R29
-other: YR12, YR16, YR18

Did you know? Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated in Mexico focusing on the gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. The celebration occurs on October 31 in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day (November 1) and All Souls' Day (November 2). Due to occurring on the same day as Halloween, or the original celtic Samhain, the Day of the Dead is sometimes thought to be a similar holiday, and the two holidays have much in common.
[Day of the Dead,]

Louisa the Lioness

I made this card using Louisa the Lioness from The Stamping Bazaar designed by Marina Neira. Most of the challenges at 365 Cards this week have three elements and this one was the Three B's: Brown, Banner and Bling. I'm going for all seven challenges this week but this one was one of my favorites!

Looking for your next card idea? The Stamping Bazaar has extended the Operation Write Home challenge until October 15 Plus there are two new releases in the store now available... Hansel with Present and Jolly Josie!

Challenge: 365 Cards - Day #216
Main Stamp: Louisa the Lioness (TSB)
Patterned Paper: Handmade Viola Vita (K&C)
Copic Colors:
-lioness: YR20, YR21, YR24, E04, R22
-hair: E57, E59
-clothes: E40, E41, E42, YG91, YG95, YG97, E04, RV11
-other: E57, E59, T3

Did you know? The lion is one of the four big cats in the genus Panthera and is the second-largest living cat after the tiger. Lions live for ten to fourteen years in the wild and about 10,000 years ago, the lion was the most widespread large land mammal after humans.

Update: This card was a Top Trio at 365 Cards for this challenge! I am also a Weekly Challenge All-Star for completing all seven challenges!

Miss Anya Autumn

I made this card using Miss Anya Autumn from The Greeting Farm. This is the fifth card in the week long challenge from 365 Cards! The challenge is to create a card or project based using the Three T's: Teal, Travel and Torn Paper. I also used Club Anya & Friends' Saturday Sketch and made a great Christmas Card for the third challenge. Sometimes, a non-holiday stamp makes the best ones!

Sketch: Club Anya & Friends - Saturday Sketch
Challenge: 365 Cards - Day #211
Challenge: Christmas Card Challenges - Week #44
Main Stamp:
Miss Anya Autumn (TGF)
Patterned Paper: Oliver (BG)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One & Four
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11
-hair: W3, W5, W7, W9
-clothes: R46, R59, BG10, BG23, E70, E71, E74, BG72, BG75, BG78, YG91, YG95

Did you know? Holly is a genus of approximately 600 species of flowering plants in the family Aquifoliaceae. Holly berries are toxic and will cause vomiting and/or diarrhea when ingested by people and a fatal dose is estimated to be around twenty berries for adults. However they are extremely important food for numerous species of birds, and also are eaten by other wild animals.

Cupcake Ruby

I made this card using Cupcake Ruby from Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps. I love how versatile this stamp is for any occasion! This card is specifically for two challenges... the first one is a sketch and the second one is to create a card or project with these three P's: Polka dots, Paper piercing, and Pop Dots from 365 Cards. I'm working on finishing up projects for all 7 challenges issued this week - it's crazy... but only three more to go!

Sparkle Creations - Challenge #12
Challenge: 365 Cards - Day #215
Main Stamp: Cupcake Ruby (SCRS)
Patterned Paper: Halloween (K&C)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Four
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R20, R22
-hair: V05, V06. V09
-clothes: T0, T1, T3, T5, T7, T9
-other: E57, E59, YG21, YG23, YG25, Y13, Y17, YR14, YR18, V05, V06, V09, T1, T3, T5, T7

Did you know? The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is a 360-member, all-volunteer choir and has a list of prestigious awards, including the National Medal of Arts (2003). Their first recording was in 1910, now celebrating 100 years, is the longest standing recording group in the United States.
[Mormon Tabernacle Choir,]

Wild Thing

I made this card using Wild Things from The Greeting Farm and followed the Mystery Monday challenge theme which is to CASE the card provided. I also combined it with a 365 Cards challenge as I'm crazy enough to try for all seven days this week! Thursday's challenge was for Three F's... Fabric, Floss & Fringe.

Club Anya & Friends - Mystery Monday
Challenge: 365 Cards - Day #214
Main Stamp: Wild Things (TGF)
Patterned Paper: Blackbird (MME)
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, R22
-hair: W1, W3, W, W7, W9, YR20, YR21, YR23
-clothes: YR12, YR15, YR18, YG91, YG93, Y95, YG97, W1, W3, W, W7, W9

Did you know? England. In the United Kingdom, the term "listed building" refers to a building or other structure officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance; Grade II* structures are those considered to be "particularly significant buildings of more than local interest." There are 238 Grade II listed buildings in Greater Manchester, England alone.
[Grade II Listed Buildings in Greater Manchesster,]