Saturday, November 27, 2010

Monster Dude

I made this card using Punky Teens Halloween Monster Dude for the 12 Days of Christmas challenge at Simply Betty Stamps. The challenge is to create a card or project using one of their Halloween images and this one wanted to be the Abominable Snowman for the holidays! I loved participating in the 12 Days of Halloween and I can't wait to see the twists Simply Betty Stamps challenges us to this month. ;D


Challenge: Simply Betty Stamps - 12 Days of Christmas
Main Stamp: Monster Dude (SBS)
Patterned Paper: In Winter Wonderland (Martha Stewart)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eleven
Copic Colors:
-joe: E00, E11, E04, E44, E47
-clothes: B000, B52, T0, T2, T4
-other: C1, C3, C5

Did you know? The Yeti or Abominable Snowman is an ape-like cryptid said to inhabit the Himalayan region of Nepal and Tibet.Stories of the Yeti first emerged as a facet of Western popular culture in the 19th century. The scientific community generally regards the Yeti as a legend, given the lack of conclusive evidence, yet it remains one of the most famous creatures of cryptozoology.
[Yeti, Wikipedia.org]

On the 1st Day of Christmas my Ghoul Love gave to me.... a Yeti from Simply Betty!

Deer on Sled

I made this card using Deer on Sled from The Stamping Bazaar drawing by Marina Neira. This is part of the Holiday Release images now available and next week I'll be showcasing five more Holiday cuties!


Main Stamp: Deer on Sled (TSB)
Patterned Paper: Noel Cut Outs (Bo Bunny)
Dry Embossing: Cuttlebug Embossing Folders Snowflakes
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Four
Copic Colors:
-deer: E40, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, E04
-sled: E55, E57, E59
-other: C1, C3, R22, R24, R29, R59, G21, G24, G28, Y35, Y38, B00, B000

Did you know? A concertina is a free-reed musical instrument, like the various accordions and the harmonica. It has a bellows and buttons typically on both ends of it. When pressed, the buttons travel in the same direction as the bellows, unlike accordion buttons which travel perpendicularly to it. Also, each button produces one note, while accordions typically can produce chords with a single button.
[Concertina, Wikipedia.org]

Friday, November 26, 2010

Bedtime Story

The theme this week at Wags 'n Whiskers is called "Wrap it Up!" and the challenge is to create a tag, bag or box. I created this rather large tag using Bedtime Story, which can also be used as a Christmas ornament. Nothing is better than a cozy book and a relaxing holiday evening to enjoy it!


DT Challenge: Wags 'n Whiskers - Challenge #41
Main Stamp: Bedtime Story (WnW)
Patterned Paper: A Heart Warming Holiday (TPS)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Scalloped Circles
Copic Colors:
-skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20, T1
-hair: E43, E44, E47, E49
-clothes: G40, G82, G94, B91, B93, B97, R20, R22, R24, R29, R89
-other: E40, E41, E42, E44, E47, E49, R20, R22, R24, R29, R89, W8

Did you know? A steam shovel is a large steam-powered excavating machine designed for lifting and moving material such as rock and soil. It is the earliest type of power shovel or excavator. They played a major role in public works in the 19th and early 20th century, being key to the construction of railroads and the Panama Canal.
[Steam Shovel, Wikipedia.org]

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wishing Well

The challenge this week at Make it Crafty is to create Anything But A Card. I put together the Wishing Well kit available from Make it Crafty and decorated it with butterflies and dragonflies. Drop in a coin and make a wish!


The instructions are written very well and it wasn't that hard to put together. I forgot to count the number of pieces but they're all labeled clearly. The hardest part was figuring out how to decorate it. I finally decided to use some new earth tone decorative papers and sanded the edges for a worn look.


The inside of the well is lined with blue paper and the bucket as has paper to make it look full of water. The best part, turning the handle will actually lift the bucket up and down too!


DT Challenge: Make it Crafty - Anything But A Card
3D Kit: Wishing Well (MiC)
Patterned Paper: TC Blossomwood (K&C)

Did you know? The Mississippi River is the largest river system in North America. Along with its major tributary, the Missouri River, the river drains all or parts of 31 U.S. states stretching from the Rocky Mountains in the west to the Appalachian Mountains in the east to the Canada–US border on the north, including most of the Great Plains, and is the fourth longest river in the world and the tenth most powerful river in the world.
[Mississippi River, Wikipedia.org]

Lil Lolita Lylah-Lilith

The challenge this week at Lil Lolita Boutique is to create a card or project based on the sketch provided. This is the last week of Lil Lolita challenges so I hope you can play along and give it a fond farewell- it's been fun! I made this card and combined Lil Lolita Lylah (body) and Fashionette Lil Lolita 50's Lilith (head) to make Lilah or maybe Lylith.


DT Challenge: Lil Lolita Boutique Challenge #25
Main Stamp: [combined images of] Lil Lolita Lylah & Fashionette Lil Lolita 50's Lilith (LL&L)
Patterned Paper: BW Evergreen (K&C)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Ten
Copic Colors:
-skin/eyes: E000, E00, E04, E57, E59
-hair: W5, W7, W8, W10, R46, R59
-clothes: 0, C1, C3, R22, R24, R29, R59, YG41, YG45
-other: W5, W7, W8, R22, R24, R29, R59

Did you know? The Space Needle is a tower in Seattle, Washington, and was built for the 1962 World's Fair. is 605 feet (184 m) high at its highest point and 138 feet (42 m) wide at its widest point and weighs 9,550 tons. When it was completed it was the tallest structure west of the Mississippi River. It is built to withstand winds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h) and earthquakes of up to 9.1 magnitude.
[Space Needle, Wikipedia.org]

Monday, November 22, 2010

Pixie Dust Fairy

The challenge this week at Lollipop Crafts is themed Christmas which is to create a card or project with a winter theme. I made this card using Pixie Dust Fairy from Meljen's Designs and Mushroom #2 from Limited Runs. This fairy is flying around sprinkling the first winter's snow!


Other challenge themes for this card is "Winter means..." (freezing cold days and frosty windshields), Snow or Snowflakes, "Let it Snow", Winter Wood Land (woodsy Christmas scenes) and Sparkle & Shine (glitter on wings and sparkly snow).

DT Challenge: Lollipop Crafts - Challenge #17
Challenge: Pile It On - Challenge #46
Challenge: Totally Papercrafts - Challenge #43

Challenge: PaperPlay Challenges #46
Challenge: Creative Inspirations - Challenge #87
Challenge: Meljens Design Team Challenge #34
Main Stamp:
Pixie Dust Fairy (MD) and Mushroom #2 (Limited Runs)
Patterned Paper: A Heartwarming Holiday (TPS)
Dry Embossing: Sizzix Tim Holtz Embossing Folders Checkerboard
Copic Colors:
-fairy: E000, E00, E11, R20, R22, R24, R29, R89, G21, G24, G28, E55, E57, E59
-mushrooms: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG99

Did you know? Millipedes' primary defense mechanism is to curl into a tight coil protecting their delicate legs inside an armored body exterior. Many species also emit poisonous liquid secretions or hydrogen cyanide gas through microscopic pores as a secondary defense. Animals such as Capuchin monkeys have been observed intentionally irritating millipedes in order to rub the chemicals on themselves to repel mosquitoes.
[Millipede, Wikipedia.org]

Update: I was selected as a top 5 at Meljen's Designs for this challenge!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Little Elf with Present

The challenge this week at The Stamping Bazaar is to create a card or project based on the inspirational sketch provided. I made this card using Little Elf with Present designed by the fabulous Marina Neira. I knew my paper was going to be busy so I colored the image in black and white to focus the attention on this cute little elf.


The other challenge themes are Christmas w/bling (charms & pins), anything goes and make something special for someone.

DT Challenge: The Stamping Bazaar - Challenge #5
Challenge: Paper Cutz Challenge #68
Challenge: Digi Doodle Shops Best - Challenge #34
Challenge: The Creative Cottage Challenge #27
Main Stamp:
Little Elf with Present (TSB)
Patterned Paper: A Heart Warming Holiday (TPS)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Deckled Rectangles
Copic Colors:
-T1, T3, T4, T5, T7, T9

Did you know? Every year in October, fainting goats are honored in Marshall County, Tennessee at the "Goats Music and More Festival". A fainting goat is a breed of domestic goat whose muscles freeze for roughly 10 seconds when the goat is startled. Though painless, this generally results in the animal collapsing on its side. Fainting goats have many other names, including Myotonic Goats, Tennessee (Meat) Goats, Nervous Goats, Stiff-leg Goats, Wooden-leg Goats, and Tennessee Scare Goats.
[Fainting Goat, Wikipedia.org]

Knight Charlie

In an effort to make more boy cards, I used Knight Charlie from Whiff of Joy and backdropped him with a mighty fortress, the Sandstone Citadel from Make it Crafty. However, by adding the stitching and ribbon I think it was disqualified in the true-boy card division. None the less, it was another fun card to make!


This castle is so much fun to color and I can see it done in the colors of Disney's castle or the one from Beauty & The Beast movie - both great for a princess! Again I used the shimmering paper to give it an added sparkle!

The challenge themes entered were an Anything Goes and Feeling Blue (use the color blue).

Challenge: Digi Doodle Shops Best - Challenge #34
Challenge: Pollycraft Challenge #71
Main Stamp:
Knight Charlie (WoJ) Sandstone Citadel (MiC)
Patterned Paper: scraps
Dry Embossing: Sizzix Tim Holtz Embossing Folders Checkerboard
Copic Colors:
-walls: W1, W3, W5, W7
-roofs: E08, E19, B91, B95
-foliage/wood: E43, E44, E47, YG13, YG17, YG63, YG67, YG91, YG95
-water/sky: 0, B0000, B91, B95
-knight: W0, W, W3, W5, YR20, E55, E57, E59, E00, E11, B91, B95, B97, B99

Did you know? A castle is a type of fortified structure built in Europe and the Middle East during the Middle Ages. Scholars debate the scope of the word castle, but usually consider it to be the private fortified residence of a lord or noble. This is distinct from a fortress, which was not a home, and from a fortified town, which was a public defense, though there are many similarities between these types of construction. The term has been popularly applied to structures as diverse as hill forts and country houses.
[Castle, Wikipedia.org]

Blog Candy - Whiff of Joy

UPDATE: GIVING THANKS ... BLOG CANDY WINNER
The winner of the adorable Betty & Henry Christmas Mouse stamp using Random.org is ...

#10 Jovita AKA Tia Goofy!

Congratulations! Please contact within 14 days with you mailing address to claim your prize. :D Thank you for all that come to visit my and to those who leave lovely comments! This blog is my gallery of creations and it's an added bonus that I get to share it with so many wonderful friends and fellow stampers. *hugs*

GIVING THANKS ... with BLOG CANDY

Who wants some unclaimed blog candy!?!? Thanks to Katharina from Whiff of Joy, she sent over this adorable Betty & Henry Christmas Mouse stamp along with some wonderful embellishments, including metal beads and Hello Kitty charms! I've also added a small sampling of Signature Christmas paper from My Minds Eye.


Here's the details: If you're not already, I would love to have you join as a Follower. However, all you have to do is to be eligible for this candy is to leave a comment on this post. That's it! The blog candy closes on Thursday, December 2 CST and a random winner will be announced on Friday, December 3! Good luck and thanks for stopping by!