Sunday, February 27, 2011

Dream Valley Challenges First Ever Challenge!

I'm so excited to introduce you to the brand spankin' new challenge blog Dream Valley Challenges!!!!!

 I was lucky to be picked by Melly the owner to be on the very first design team!  What an honor!

Our first challenge is a cinch!  Anything goes!  Melly is sponsoring our first challenge, and she has some awesome goodies to share!  Take a look!

1st Prize £10 voucher for Lili of the Valley

 2nd prize is Fashionista and Dude Simply Sassy Set,
and 3rd prize is Windswept Simply Sassy

Don't those look like fun!?!  For my project I have used one of my new Magnolia stamps Midsummer Tilda.  

I have colored her with my copics, these are the ones I have used:

The sentiment is from Stampin' Up set Whimsical Words.  The butterflies are punched and glittered, and the ribbons and bling are from my stash.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Cooking it Up with Katie - white, wings, and wishes
Crafty Creations - at the bottom of my garden lives....
Paper Cutz - spring
Alphabet Challenge - Q is for quotes
Sweet Stampin' - Oh so girly

Get creating and come join in at Dream Valley Challenges!  We can't wait to see what you have made!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Exciting News!

Hello!  Just a quick post today to let everyone know I have been chosen to be a part of the new challenge blog Dream Valley Challenges!  Thanks Melly for choosing me!  The challenges start this Sunday so be sure to join us!!!

I have also been awarded this badge from my new teamie Mel!  Thanks so much!  It's my first award!!!!!

The conditions of this Award are . . .

1. Make a post linking back to the person who gave you the award!

2. Share 7 random things about yourself

3. Award 7 recently discovered bloggers with this award

4. Contact these bloggers and tell them they've won the award.

Hmmm random things.....

1.  I have an awesome husband!
2.  When it comes to dishes I am a procrastinator!
3.  I love baking.
4.  Yes, I am addicted to Farmville on Facebook....:)
5.  My kids are on vacation this week.
6.  Reading is my other hobby.
7.  I'm not sure what I want to be when I grow up!  hehe

So here are the people I am sending this to, the latest seven followers of my blog, thanks ladies for following me:

Lisa Norris

Have a great rest of the week and see you on Sunday for the start of Dream Valley Challenges!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

My Favorite House Mouse

BEWARE!  This post is picture happy! :)  I have had fun creating this card, and it was so photogenic (hehe) that I decided to post a few pics!

This is one of my favorite House Mouse stamps, and it really goes well together with the black and white color scheme.

I have also done some paper piecing on the "eaten" strawberry on the far right, although it is somewhat difficult to see!  

Here's a pic of the inside:

Image:  House Mouse Sleeping with Strawberries
Copics used:  C1, G17, E09, E18, E35, R22, R24, R29
Paper:  Stampin' Up
Misc:  cuttlebug embossing folders, ribbon and pearls from my stash, and circle and circle scallop nestabilities

I am entering this card into these challenges:

House Mouse - favorite stamp
Mojo Monday - sketch
Stampin Royalty - use markers
Pixie Cottage - sketch and/or embossing
Copic Creations - warm colors
Sarah Hurley - food and drink
Bearly Mine - ribbons and pearls
My Time to Craft - circles
Blog o doodle - ribbon, embossing and bling
Samuel Taylors Crafts - use copics or promarkers
Rubber Cafe - no patterned paper

Monday, February 14, 2011

Dude Time Doodles Freebie Challenge

Just getting in a quick post tonight!  I'm entering this top note box into the challenge at Dude Time Doodles!  This is the last day for the freebie challenge, and I'm sneaking it in under the wire!  Phew.... I made it!

Not too impressed with the pictures this time.  I will have to update these tomorrow when there is more natural light.  It just doesn't do the green and gold justice!  

Here's a sideways pic to see the box:

I'm also entering this into the challenge at Totally Stampalicious where they want glitter!

Have a great week!

***Here are the new pics (better lighting!)***

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Last LIIU DT Post

Hello again and happy Saturday to you!  I'm here today to show you my last post as a designer for Let's Ink It Up.  It is the end of the current team's term, and we are passing the torch!  Please check out the blog for the new designers and give them some love.  

This month the challenge is Romance/Valentines.  Should be a good one with Valentine's Day right around the corner!  

We have two sponsors again this month.  The first one is Whiff of Joy Stamps:

with a prize of Willow with Champagne.

The second sponsor is Mad for Markers with the prize containing a set of three markers, a pack of A6 Xpress It cards, and a Copic swatch book!
What great prizes, so make sure you head over to Let's Ink It Up and play along!

So here's my project. 

 I have made a valentine with the Glitter Hearts stamp from House Mouse and the sentiment stamp from Hero Arts.  I have colored it with my copics and built the card out of some scraps. The die cut I used is the top note from Stampin' Up.  I don't know if you can see it, but I have glittered the hearts that are raining down on the little guy!

I have entered this card into these challenges:

House Mouse - hearts
Craft Your Passion - bling and red or hearts
Cupcake Craft - something on a farm
Secret Crafter Saturday - Valentine
Stampin' for the Weekend - valentine's day
Raise the Bar - Hearts

Thanks for looking!  Have a great weekend!