Friday, March 23, 2012

D2D Blog Hop winner

Just a short post to declare the winner on my blog for the free Designed2Delight image.

And the winner is.........

Tammy of Beyond Measure!!!!!

Tammy, please go to Designed2Delight and email Faith with your choice of image.

Thanks everyone for your kind comments.  I thoroughly enjoyed reading all of them.


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Designed2Delight Blog Hop

Hi! Maybe you have hopped over here from Pat's blog, or maybe you have popped in from elsewhere, but either way, Welcome!

Today is Designed2Delight's March Reveal day with all the new images for the month being revealed. In honor of that we are having a blog hop to show off some of the new digital images. Some blogs will be giving away a prize...could mine be one of them?!  I'll be giving away one of the new images, so leave me a message and you will be in the drawing for it!

Also, for 3 days all the new images are 20% off!  Great deal!

My first card is the image called 'Drenched'.  I've felt this way before!  I used to live in Houston, and  boy can it pour there!!

Designed2Delight offers images in three file styles, one of which is the white-filled.  This opens up lots of creative possibilities that the transparent files do not offer.

I used one of the transparent sentiments of the set and copied it multiple times across the background.  I used the white-filled image on top, and since I used the white-filled image,  the writing doesn't show through.  Love that!!  

For my second reveal card, I used 'Ladybugs'. I first picked out an adorable paper by My Mind's Eye 'Lime Twist' that seemed to have a similar look to the Ladybug image.

The image is colored with Prismacolor pencils and I added pearls to the ladybug heads.  Also added a butterfly from the coordinating paper.

Well, that's it for my part of the month's reveal. Please hop on over to Kathy C's blog for some darling projects!

Thanks for hopping by!

Thursday, March 8, 2012


Laugh, grin, and giggle at my latest card!
Aren't they the sweetest faces by Designed2Delight?!

The background paper is made from three sheets of Basic Grey's 'Kioshi' that I 'quilted'.

Challenges entered:
Crafty Catz -  Punches and Dies
Clearly Inspired -  Anything
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle -  Use your stash (button)
One Stop Craft -  Button it
Catch The Bug  -  March Anything goes
Cupcake Inspirations - Photo Inspiration
Catered Crop -  Ribbon
That Craft Place -  Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments  - Bears 
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Stitches Real Or Faux 
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Creative Mondays -  Anything Goes
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges -  Color Inspiration
Crop Stop - Use at least 4 different colours
Digi Doodle Shop's Best -  Animals
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything made with paper goes
Crafty Creations -  stripes
Create Me Pink - Spring + button
Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes

Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Designed2Delight Spring Chicks

Oh, I can't wait for Spring!  Some days it seems like Spring already and then other days we are back to dreary winter. All the plants and trees are thoroughly confused.

To brighten my mood til Spring actually gets here, I've been working on Spring cards.
This is Designed2Delight's Spring Chicks. I think they are the cutest chickies!

I water-colored the image with Ranger Distress inks. I'm not crazy about my coloring of the butterfly because he is so bright, he seems to be stealing the spotlight.

I followed a sketch I found on Catch the Bug right here. I turned the sketch on its side to better fit the size of the image. The sketch was just the inspiration I needed to make this card!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Stamp Man - Colours of Spring / Easter
2 Sisters - Anything goes
Send a Smile for Kids - Spring/Easter for Kids
One Stitch At A Time - Use a Digi- Spring/Easter
Divas by Design -  Spots or Stripes
Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes 
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Partytime Tuesdays -  Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel Challenge - Anything Goes With Avocado Arts
Sassy Cheryl's - Are You Seeing Spots? Use Spots & Dot's
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Squigglefly - Spring is in the Air
There's Magic in the Air - "Critter" in the image 

Thanks for dropping by,

Monday, February 20, 2012

Designed2Delight Reveal Day

It's that time of month that Designed2Delight reveals the month's new digital images. And in conjunction we are having a blog hop. Probably how you got here!

I think you are going to love each and every one of the new images. They are the cutest collection of characters and images for Spring and Easter.

For my first card I chose 'Easter Egg Tulips'. 

I didn't want to do the usual small image on top of a background. I wanted the image to be the whole card! 
Kinda bigger than life.
I printed on watercolor paper and used Ranger Distress inks to color.
I printed a D2D sentiment from 'Lovely Day' and inserted it behind the bow by cutting a slit with an Exacto knife.

My second card is in Warhol fashion.
I have been wanting to do a Warhol card for the longest time and keep forgetting.

This cute doggie is called 'Spring Fetch'.

The rest of the Design Team has some terrific cards so keep on hopping over to Debbie's blog.
Thanks for hopping by!

I'll be entering Card One into the following challenges:
Through the Craftroom Door  - CAS 
The Craft Garden  -  Inspiration
Penny's Paper-Crafty -  anything goes 
One Stitch At A Time  - Use a Digi OR No image 
Sentimental SundaysLets get Sentimental 
Stampin' Sisters in ChristYour image must be or include a flower
MyGrafico - Flowers
Paper Pretties  - Spring 
Squigglefly - SIO - Bright and Sunny with Yellow
Card Two:
Crafters Companion -  Anything goes
Little Darlings Challenges - Favorite Embellishments (ribbon)
Truly Scrumptious - 2W - All creatures great and small
Fab 'n' Funky - Try something new
Creative Mondays - Anything Goes 
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes  
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Stamps R Us - Anything Goes 
There She Goes - Animals

Saturday, February 18, 2012


I guess I have been in a Bugaboo mood lately, as I have another card featuring a Bugaboo character.
The sentiment is by Tlc Creations.

I used Ranger Distress inks and Prismacolor pencils to color the image.

Challenges entered:
Crafty Ann's - 2W, SIO – Week 1, Bold & Bright
Crafty Purple Frog -  Flower power
Craft Us Crazy - Favourite colour or embellishment (die cuts)
Digi Doodle Shop's Best  - Anything goes
Do You Stack Up? Layers
Shelly's Images  - anything goes
The Craft Garden  Inspiration
Inky Impressions  - punches/dies
Polkadoodle  – Image / 2 DP / 3 Embellishments

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Bugaboo Birthday Boy

Today I have made a card with Bugaboo image called 'AKVBDcandle'.
This is for their sketch challenge. I haven't followed a sketch in forever!  I need to do this more often!

I used Distress inks to color the image and chalk to add a 'sky' around the boy.

This card will enter the following challenges:
Catch the bug - Stella says Sketch
Creative Card Crew -  Masculine
Digital Tuesday - Use Your Stash (designer paper)
The Stamping Boutique - #26 Stitching
Tuesday Throwdown - Entwined (use twine)
Use It Tuesdays - hoarded supply - Birthday's & Blog Hop (designer paper)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts -  Celebrations 
Cupcake Craft - Entwined (use twine)
Kaboodle Doodles - Boys or Masculine
Love to Create - Buttons and Bows
Sew Many Cards - Buttons
Stamps R Us - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time  - Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad  - The Letter "B"
Cupcake Inspirations - Photo Inspiration
Craft Your Days Away  - Get Stitchy with it
Crafty Emma -  Lots of Layers, 3 or more
Drunken Stampers - Texture
Send a Smile for Kids - Anything Goes (again) for Kids
Hotshot Crafts - One for the Boys 

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Tissue Box A2 Card Holder

Have you seen this idea? This is a great use of a tissue box.
I have a friend who is a bit of a ladybug fan right now (Hi Fran!!)
So, I used Designed2Delight's digital image 'Love Bug's Heart Strings'.  She's a little girl dressed up in a ladybug costume.

I thought you might like to know how to go about making one of these tissue box containers.

Use a Kleenex brand box to fit the measurements exactly.  I used a Puffs tissue box and needed to trim just a tad on some pieces.

So, check your piece against the box before gluing anything down.
What you will need:
Solid cardstock - 4 inside walls 5" by 4.25"
                         - 2 bottom pieces (inside and out) 4.25" by 4.25" 
                         - 1 outside piece 5" by 11", scored at 1", 5.5" and 10" and
                         - another outside piece 5" by 9", scored at 4.5" ( may need to trim ends to fit)
Pattern Paper - 5 outside pieces (4 walls and a bottom) all 4" by 4"
                      - 4 fold over flaps 4.25" by 4", scored at 2" and folded in half. 

First thing to do is carefully open the tissue box and cut off the top sections until you have this remaining--->.
I chose to cover my box with black cardstock.  I did not want the exposed edges to show so I painted all the edges black on the inside and out.  You could use a matching marker instead of paint.

Basically you cover the inside and out with the solid color cardstock. There is a video here on how to make the box that is excellent.  

I failed to take anymore in process pictures, (sorry!!!) so I hope you can cover a box on your own. At this point adhere your outside pattern paper pieces next.  Then adhere the fold over flaps. Its really pretty darn easy!

I think once you make one and see how easy it is to do and how sturdy this box is, you'll want to make lots more!

Challenges for this box:
Mami Doodles -  Pink, Red & White
Stamp Man -  Texture
Wags 'n Whiskers - Home Decoration
Craft Us Crazy - anything goes
Rainbow Lady's  - Have a heart
S J Papercrafts  - Happy & use a punch
Little Darlings Challenges -  Favorite Embellishments (ribbon)
Paper Pretties -  texture
Scrapbook Sisters - anything goes
Digital Tuesday -  Pink Or Red
Paper Take Weekly -Anything Goes
Stamp-N-Doodle - Use red
Ribbon Carousel Challenge - Anything Goes


Thursday, February 9, 2012

For Lucky

Today I have a card made with a digital image by Designed2Delight called 'Lucky Dog'.
I have been wanting to sew on my cards after being inspired by some of our Design Team's sewn cards.
I never think of sewing on my cards......duh!

Somewhere on the internet I saw a pretty card with glitter and so some of my heart's have glitter on them.
  What would I do without all the inspiration out there?!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Really Reasonable Ribbon -  Red and Pink with ribbon 
Sweet n' Sassy Digi Challenge  – Valentine's Day
Fussy and Fancy -  Polka Dots
Crafty Ann's -  Love is in the Air
Card Makin' Mamas -  Valentine
Catch The Bug  -  February Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away  - Get Stitchy with it
Just Some Lines -Its a Dogs Life
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle -  Die Cut or Punches
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Create a card/project that shows Love
One Stitch At A Time  - With Love
Catered Crop - Hearts
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges - Ribbon and Bling
Stamps R Us -  Valentine/Love
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
House of Gilli - Love 
Hooked on Crafts - Hearts
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge - Valentine's day 
Tuesday Throwdown -  Be My Valentine
The Stamping Boutique -Valentines
Sassy Cheryl's - Be My Valentine
Partytime Tuesdays - Valentines
Paper Take Weekly -Anything Goes
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations  - Red Valentines
Digital Tuesday - Pink Or Red

 Thanks for popping in,

Thursday, January 26, 2012

D2D Bear's Heart Balloon

This image is part of this month's new release by Designed2Delight, called Bear's Heart Balloon.  He was colored with watercolors and Twinkling H2Os.

I have recycled here!  The mat for the image and the border were cut from this package insert pictured to the left.

It was one of those happy coincidences where I had just colored my image and shortly thereafter brought the packaging to my craft desk. And I noticed the colors matched the Bear's bow-tie and an idea was born!
Love that when it happens!!
I just wish it was more often. *sigh*

 Thanks for popping in,

Friday, January 20, 2012

It's a new thing

New things are happening over at Designed2Delight!  Faith is having a new monthly reveal of all her new digital images for the month. Please check out her blog on the 20th of every month for the monthly reveal. There will be a challenge each time with the chance to win a free image too!

And to celebrate and introduce you to all the designers for Designed2Delight, we are having a Blog Hop! I'm glad you hung in there and hopped over to my little ole blog. (yeah, I'm in the south!)

Let me show you my first card:
I chose Designed2Delight's 'Birdie's Valentine'.

I used Microsoft Word to insert the image, resize it, copy it over & over and to turn the image various ways.  I guess i could have also inverted it to a mirror image, but I didn't think of that!! (maybe next time...)

This is on watercolor paper and I used Derwent watercolor pencils and a water brush to color the images.
For the letters, I used my wooden letter set by Stampabilities that I picked up recently for half price. (love that!)

I did a sloppy ink job on the edges of the letters to give them character.  Gives it that nice home-made touch, don't ya think?!

Now for card number 2:

Isn't he a happy snowman? He is Designed2Delight's 'Rainbow Snowman'. I colored him with my Prismacolor pencils and popped him up on top of a stamped Hero Arts cloudy sky background.

And I gave him a polka-dot butterfly for company.

Thanks so much for participating in our blog hop. From here please go on to Michele H. and see her great creations! Also don't forget to go to Designed2Delight and get in on the new challenge. See ya there!!

Challenges for Card 1:
Gingerloft - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time  - Anything Goes
Robyn`s Fetish - Animals
Stamptacular Sunday - Texture
The Ribbon Girls - Must use ribbon Blue and Pink
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges -  Anything Goes
There's Magic in the Air - "From the Heart"
Scrappers Delights - Anything Goes
MyGrafico - Love and Valentines
Lexi's Creations - Anything Goes
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Birds of a Feather
Cards & Things - #104 Sketch
Crafty Sentiments  -  Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Must use ribbon -  Valentine's Day
Just Tracys Crafts Challenge - Love is in the Air
Crafters Companion -  Love is in the Air
Just Inspirational Challenges  - Photo Inspiration
Moving Along With The Times  - Things with wings
Craft Us Crazy - Valentine/Love and/or Animals
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Word "Love" 

Challenges for Card 2:
Gingerloft - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time  - Anything Goes
Robyn`s Fetish - Animals
Stamptacular Sunday - Texture
There She Goes - Scene of Back to Nature
Stamps R Us - Card for Kids
Stamp and Create - Anything Goes
Scrappers Delights - Anything Goes
My Craft Spot - "Snow much Fun"
Lexi's Creations - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles - "Baby it's Cold Outside" 
Incy Wincy Designs - Bold & Bright
House of Gilli - Winter
Sassy Cheryl's -Bright & Cheery To Chase Away the Winter Grey
The Stamping Boutique - #24 Die Cuts
House That Stamps Built - Scenic with snow
Eat Sleep Stamp - Sketch
Shelly's Images  - Anything Goes
Pixie Dust Studio  - "We're going Dotty"
DRS Designs  - Snowman
Crafty Purple Frog - Anything Goes