Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Howdy folks!
It's time for another Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! Today my post has been pre-scheduled as I'm on vacation for the next two weeks, so if I don't have all the important info. please check out the Midnight Madness blog to get updated on everything.
Congratulations to all our winners this week! I'll catch up with them on my return!
Our sponsor this week is....
Thank you Shelly for your lovely image I got to create with this week! I love it!
Our Monthly sponsor is

My card was created with Shelly's image called "close to my heart". Isn't it just beautiful!
I have to say that I wasn't sure if I could do justice to this sweet image when I got it, but now it's finished I'm actually really happy with how it turned out! I loved coloring it even though I wasn't sure of the colors to use initially but once I got playing with my copics, it all just came together so nicely. I've always been a bit intimidated by horses so it was a little challenge for me to create with it!! LOL I think they are beautiful animals but I've only been riding one time and that was a scary experience....in the mountains of Colombia of all places. Anyway, I was told that I had the most docile horse out of everyone but then she decided to take off with me in tow, through the steep mountains with my fear of heights!!! I was terrified to pull the reins too hard (as I'd been instructed to not do that) and I didn't want the horse to rear up and me fall off the back, but I couldn't get the horse to stop. Eventually the guys came to my rescue and I was left feeling like a complete idiot!!! Anyway, enough of my wandering horse experience! Here's a couple of close ups of the flowers and little Joy sign.
dp is from DCWV - Once Upon a Time stack, flowers are from Prima and sticker signs are from Micheal's. 
The corner edges were made with Sizzix sizzlits Architectural Accents set.
Thanks for stopping by today, and don't forget to stop by next week, coz even though I'm not here, I'll still have my post set up!
Have a great week!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Happy Tuesday folks!
Did you all enjoy the weekend and celebrate Father's Day in a special way?
 Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)
Our MMSC108 Gold Star Award goes to...
 Our Remarkables Awards this week go to...
Our MMSC109 Weekly Bonus Sponsor is...

D'Amour Allure was formed as a result of a love for papercrafting and rubber stamps. Our stamps include vintage styles to character art. Please browse the collections at our exclusive retailer, http://www.mcmahonfivedesign.com/.
Check out the awesome MMSC109 Bonus Prize!

What a great prize..thank you so much Jeni :)
Our June Monthly sponsors are....

 KennyK Collection & Whimsy Stamps
View their awesome monthly Grand prize worth over $100!!
As you can see I made two cards this week, one for each sponsor. The first card is made with a KennyK image called MadisonAvenue. I colored her in copics and popped her up on foam dots. The dp is from K&Co. Berry Sweet stack.

 I used the dp for the flower and leaves, just cutting them from the paper and layering them up. Added some pretty pink gems from Micheal's and some stitching to my card and voila!

 Here's a photo of the layering so you can see it better
The second card is made with an image from D'Amour Allure called Afternoon Walk. This image was colored with prismacolored pencils. The dp is from K&Co. called Que Sera Sera and the gorgeous flowers are from McMahonFiveDesign. The photos of the second card aren't as clear as they were taken indoors on a rainy day!

Thanks for stopping by today and for your sweet comments. I really appreciate them. Don't forget to check out the Midnight Madness site and the rest of the lovely DT ladies blogs to leave them some love.
I've only three days until my vacation so if I'm not around, hopefully I'm enjoying myself in Canada!!
Have a great week!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Happy Tuesday Folks!
It's time for another Midnight Madness sketch challenge, are you all ready? I've been busy trying to get some cards made and get ahead before I leave for vacation and must start to preschedule my posts otherwise I might forget what I've made for which sketch!!! LOL
 Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)
Our MMSC107 Gold Star Award goes to...
#18 Lori
 Our Remarkables Awards this week go to...
#3 Kaila
#20 Sarah T
#42 Gry-Beate
Our MMSC108 Weekly Bonus Sponsor is...


 This week's sponsor is Simon Says Stamp. One random winner will win a $20 Gift voucher to their fabulous store. Be sure to stop by and check out all their wonderful crafting products.
Thank you so much for your wonderful prizes this week.!
Our June Monthly sponsors are....

 KennyK Collection & Whimsy Stamps
View their awesome monthly Grand prize worth over $100!!
For my card this week I used one of Dustin Pike's images. I love this surfing dragon as it reminds me of the summer and going to the ocean! Speaking of which, I took Thijs to the ocean last week and we enjoyed the day there, the only down side was that there was a warning for man-o-wars!! Luckily we didn't come across any when we were in the water! Should have taken surfing dragon with me to fight them off!!

I colored the image with copics then layered it on some blue and white cardstock. The dp was embossed with two different folders to give a little extra dimension. The star word stones are some I had in my stash, but I think I bought them at Michael's a while ago!
I hope you'll stop by my DT sisters blogs to check out their fabby creations and leave them some love.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Happy Tuesday folks!
Time for another Midnight Madness sketch challenge....are you ready? My time has been somewhat limited where my crafting is concerned since Thijs finished school, as I've been trying to spend some quality time with him doing some fun stuff before his summer camp starts. So we've been swimming most days, been to the movies, the zoo, a waterpark and to the book store, all in one week!!! Exhausting days but so worth it to have such a happy little boy! Anyway, I will get caught up eventually!!!
This weeks sketch is here and a fun one at that. It's one of those sketches that you can really go to town with or keep it clean and simple. The choice is yours
 Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)
Our MMSC106 Gold Star Award goes to...
#10. Loz
 Our Remarkables Awards this week go to...
#16 An
#23 Gro Tjeltveit
#31 Karin van Eijk
Our MMSC107 Weekly Bonus Sponsor is...

Stamp and Create and is offering a $25.00 gift certificate.

Stamp and Create is an on-line store carrying many popular brands of stamps, paper, and embellishments including: Wags ‘n Whiskers Rubber Stamps, High Hopes Stamps, Sweet Pea, CC Designs, Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps, Whiff of Joy, Stampavie, Penny Black, The Greeting Farm, Basic Grey, 7 Gypsies, Shimmerz, Nestabilities (always 20% off!!), charms and more!! Lacey is always adding new items to the store…so check it out at www.stampandcreate.com
Thanks Lacey for your wonderful prize this week!

Our June Monthly sponsors are....


The KennyK Collection exclusively for Whimsy Stamps and KennyKDownloads digi stamps will add the perfect dose of attitude and style to all of your creations!
*  10 Rubber stamps from the KennyK Collection at Whimsy.  Theses stamps are deeply etched rubber mounted on cling cushion foam, untrimmed.
*  3  Digi stamps - Let's Party, Tori Famous and Super Hero.

*  1 Pad Basic Grey Olivia Paper
*  1 Package of Mixed Flowers
*  1 Package of Mixed Charms
*  1 Package of Jump Rings
*  1 Package of Lace Ribbon
*  1 Whimsy Ticket Die
What an awesome monthly Grand prize worth over $100!!
WOW! WOW! WOW!!  Thank you so much!
My card was made using an image from Kenny K which I colored in copics. The background dp is leftovers from my stash, and the swirls and corners were made with a sizzix die. I sponged the edges of the image and label with Martha Stewart ink.
The ribbon is from Michael's.
Thanks for stopping by today. Please check out my DT sisters projects this week and don't forget to check out the Midnight Madness blog!

Sunday, June 5, 2011


It's playtime at Pike's Playground today!
Time for another Doodle Dragon Studios challenge and this one is "It's a Boy Thing!" So whether you make a card for Father's day, a masculine birthday, or a Baby boy card it's up to you. Just remember to use one of Dustin's images to create something for a Boy. I had fun with this hippo image, the summer's almost here, school's out, and it looks like this hippos heading for the beach. That's hopefully where I will be next week, heading to the beach with my son! It's nice to go an relax on the sand if only for a day!
I colored this image in copics, used some left over dp from my ever increasing stash pile, added some stitching and cardboard buttons. The corner paper was cut using decorator edge scissors.
Hope you'll come play over at Pike's Playground and join in the fun with Dustin's fabby images. He has some fantastic new images in the May membership too, so you don't want to miss out on those either. You can find out more about the memberships HERE. Don't forget to see my DT sisters fabby creations too!
Have a great Sunday!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Good Morning and Happy June 1st!
This week we have a new challenge for you over at Studio313 Hotspot which is asking you to have Laser Cut Details on your creations. This could be punches or dies to create a laser cut appearance. For some fabulous inspiration please check out the challenge site HERE and these pictures should give you some ideas too.  
Aren't these awesome? I love the bag and the boot, totally cool designs!
For my creation this week I used one of Shawne's fun images Bertie in the bath which is actually pre-colored by Shawne.
I added some blue raindrops then some stickles on top of them to give a little sparkle 
Behind my flower I cut some leaves using a Martha Stewart leaf punch and the background dp is also cut with a Martha Stewart punch and embossed with a Swiss dots embossing folder.  
I cut out one Bertie image to double layer and the bath sign was layered too to give a little more dimension.  
On this photo you can see the layering better. Isn't Bertie cute! You can purchase her HERE at McMahon Five Design
I hope you'll join in the fun over at Studio313 and don't forget to check out the site to see my DT sisters gorgeous creations.
Have a great day!