Smudgy Inky Cards..

August 29th 2013

Today my QKD creations are some quick but effective cards I made by just swiping ink pads across the page and then printing the images and sentiment onto the card! Sometimes you need to get a card made in a hurry and this is a great way to get one done!!!

The images I have used are designs by Lea Barozzi which are available at the Queen Kat Designs Store. I love these images - "Little Snow Fox" & "Sophie" - they are quirky and I love anything that is a bit other than the norm!!
Each day at the QKD Blog there is always some inspiration from the other DT members so make sure you check out what they are creating as well!!

It's Magic...

August 29th 2013

Wednesday again and time for another new challenge at Wicked Wednesday and our theme for this week is "Magic Show". Our sponsor is The Graphic Shoppe and the DT were provided with some of their gorgeous images to create our ATC's with for this week! Circus themed background papers are from Gecko Galz and I added some muslin, Dymo "It's Magic" wording and some string along with the Graphic Shoppe image!

Two-Fer Tuesday Blog Hop

August 27th 2013

Welcome to the Two-For Tuesday Blog Hop! The Bombshell Girls and Pin-ups are thrilled to join forces with Altered Pages Artsociates to hold a huge blog hop that showcases Bombshell Stamps together with digital backgrounds from Altered Pages! Here's a little blurb about Altered Pages.
At Altered Pages we Hope to Alter YOUR Creativity ~ so join us in the adventure!  We pride ourselves on providing the BEST customer service possible!   Find Collages, inks, papers, art tools, doo-dads, paints, Gelatos, embellishments. and so much more at ALTEREDPAGES.COM. Our Design Team will take you to new levels of inspiration with projects and Kits available for purchase.   Join our newsletter for specials and deals!  Follow our Blog to win prizes and join challenges!

HOP RULES:   Our rules are simple, simply hop and stop by each participant's blog, become a follower, and leave them some love by way of a comment.
HOP PRIZES: There will be two randomly drawn winners from those who follow the above rules and join the fun.
Prize One A sponge brush, silly sticks, a tube of acrylic paint, and a stencil from Altered Pages PLUS  Bombshell's Hu la Girl stamp set.
Prize Two A Niji Pearlescent Watercolor Set and Gold Leafing and Tape from Altered Pages PLUS Bombshell's Wi ld Horses stamp set.
Winners will be announced Tuesday September 3.

 Your next stop on the hop is Kelli Green's Blog!

For my card for the Hop I've used one of my new stamp sets from Bombshell Stamps "Lady Luck" - don't you just love this gal!!! And I've used an image from the "Vintage Bingo Card" collage sheet available at Altered Pages - a perfect match! For a change I used a brown ink pad to stamp my images. Gold leaf has been used around the edge of the Bingo card and I added a die cut "Celebrate along with the little dice, four leaf clover and horseshoe stamps also from the Bombshell Stamp Set!

Hope you enjoy the hop & all the wonderful inspiration from both design teams!

  Here's the blog hop order in case you get lost or feel like hopping around randomly!

Celebrate with the Butterfly Queen!

August 25th 2013
Bombshell Stamps are sponsoring the "Your Choice" challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad - you still have a week left to enter the challenge!

My card uses 2 of the images from the "Butterfly Queen" Rubber Stamp Set. Images coloured with Copic markers and background has been embossed with a gorgeous Cuttlebug emboss/die cut folder which i haven't used for awhile so this was a perfect opportunity to get it out!! I added some little gold stars for a bit of bling!

I'm also entering my card in the current Drunken Stampers Challenge "Party Planner (Any Celebration).

"Sophie" by artist Lea Barozzi!

August 23rd 2013
Today I am sharing a card made using an image new to me from the Queen Kat Designs Store by Artist: Lea Barozzi. I die cut the image and coloured the image with Copic Markers. Background paper is just a gorgeous hot pink digital paper from Gecko Galz.

I used the current sketch from the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge to arrange all the elements on my card. Gold stickers are used in each corner, the happy birthday wording and the lines behind the image.
Remember you can find more inspiration for using Queen Kat Designs at the QKD Blog!

Gemstones & Pearls

August 22nd 2013

As you can guess our challenge this week at the Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog requires the use of "Gemstones & Pearls"!!! And our sponsor is Sassy Studio Designs so as always you have the chance to win some great images just by getting your entry in!

We look forward to seeing some great sparkly creations and don't forget to check out the challenge blog for more great inspiration from the rest of the DT!

Exotic Birthday...

August 20th 2013

I loved this image as soon as I saw it on the new Jewel It "Kitsch" Collage Sheet just released for this month at Gecko Galz. I teamed the image with patterned papers from the "Arabian Dreams" Digital Paper Pack also available from Gecko Galz. I love the richness of the colours and the beautiful patterns on the papers.

Card layout is based on this months sketch at the CLP Challenge Blog.

Black Cats Party

August 17th 2013

A reminder post for the current "Broomsticks & Black Cats" Theme at the Wicked Wednesday Challenge Blog for this week. My ATC today uses some great collage images from Lisa's Altered Art - always amazing collage sheets available at their site!

Goldilocks & the 3 Bears...

August 16th 2013

A great new challenge for Desert Islands Crafts Challenge - this challenge runs until the end of the month so you have plenty of time to create for it! Remember to use at least 3 items from our itinerary:

Jenn created the "B" List for this challenge and the blue patterned papers I have used on my card were sent to me by Jenn!

1. Books
2. Blue
3. Bees
4. Butterflies
5. Barn/Barnyard
6. Baby
7. Boy
8. Buds and/or Blooms
9. Back to School
10. Birthdays

My card uses the following from the itinerary: 1, 2, 3, 4, 8 & 10.
I always like to see how many of the 10 items I can use each challenge!

Our sponsor is Stitchy Bear so if you have one of their images why not use it on your creation - they have so many amazing designs to choose from! The Goldilocks image I have used is one of my favourites from Stitchy Bear!

Bearly a Ballerina...

August 15th 2013

Isn't this gorgeous ballerina so cute? Image is from Sandra Caldwell at the Queen Kat Designs Store. and I couldn't resist using the digital papers I have from Fringe Art Etsy Store - just perfect!

I flipped the image so I could use two images on my card and have them dancing together! Of course I just had to colour them pink to team with the papers!!

If you visit the QKD Blog you can see more great images on show by the DT which are available for purchase at the store.

Don't You Know It's Magic...

August 14th 2013

A fun new challenge this week at the Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog - "Broomsticks & Black Cats" - perhaps you can get ready for Halloween that will be upon us before we know it LOL!!! Our sponsor is Digi Darla and they were kind enough to provide the DT with some images to play with! You can win some images just by entering this week! Can't wait to see your creations!

The Circus is in Town...

August 13th 2013

I loved making this card although it was time consuming with all the sewing but I always love the effect of the stitching! This fantastic circus themed image is from a new release collage sheet from Gecko Galz - "Kitsch Jewel It" Images. And the fabulous papers entitled "Life is a Circus" are just perfect for the image - I will certainly be printing off more of these digital papers. You can find the paper set which is also a new release for August at Gecko Galz as well!

I've used the current sketch for August from the CLP Challenge Blog to arrange all the elements on this card. I am also entering this in the August Sparkle N Sprinkle Colour Challenge.

For a Cause...

August 12th 2013

The DT Members of Gecko Galz are "Creating for a Cause" - each week our creations are being featured at the Gecko Galz Site.

I've altered a set of 4 manilla tags using Distress Ink, Distress Stain & Paint, a swirl stamp and grid stamp along with the gorgeous images from Gecko Galz and various embellishments. Images are from the "Beautiful Girls" Domino Collage Sheet available at the store they are such beautiful images.

My "cause" is Breast Cancer so if you pop over to the Gecko Galz site you will find all the details on how you can support my cause or any of the other DT Members "causes"! Leanne at Gecko Galz is being very generous for this DT assignment!

Vintage Children

August 11th 2013

A fun "Vintage Children" theme is currently on at The Cheerful Stamp Pad - there is still a week left to enter. I've made this little ATC using a row of vintage children from Lisa's Altered Art - love their party hats!!

Dorothy Makes a Wish

August 10th 2013

Movie Magic Monthly is having it's final challenge this month and what a great theme we have to end the challenge blog - "The Wizard of Oz"!!! We would love to see lots of entries for our final challenge so why not play along for this August - you have a month to get your entry in!

For my CAS style card I have used a great "Dorothy & Toto" image from Michelle Perkett. Background die has been embossed with a pattern I think looks like the yellow brick road!! Image coloured with Copic markers and I die cut the letters for the word "wish".

Hope you can play along - we would love to see your creations for this classic Movie Theme!

Time To Go...

August 10th 2013
A reminder post for our challenge at Wicked Wednesday "Like Clockwork". For this ATC I have used a pre coloured image from Vince at his Crafty Moments Blog. Wording was printed on a Dymo Label maker.

A Cup of Tea Under the Sea...

August 9th 2013

Today I am sharing a card made with a great Maigan Lynn image available from QKD. I just love Maigan's designs!

I've used this weeks sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches to set out my card - background card has been embossed and I rubbed a white ink pad across to cover the raised areas for a bit of a distressed look. Image has been fussy cut and coloured with Copic Markers.

Don't Be Late!

August 8th 2013

Our challenge for this week at Wicked Wednesday is "Like Clockwork" and we are so lucky to have Lily from The Octopode  Factory sponsoring us - I just love her images!!

The background for my image is some card embossed with a clock embossing folder which I then painted with Clear Distress Crackle Paint and then coloured with Distress Stains - love the effect! A little charm and some letters to finish it all off.

We look forward to seeing your creations!

"Skully" Says Listen to Your Heart!

August 6th 2013
A great sketch for this months challenge at the Bombshell Stamps Blog!

I've used one of the images from the Muertos Doll Digital Stamp Set and made this fun card based on the August Sketch. The patterned papers are digital papers from Prettygrafik Etsy Store - they are just perfect for this card! Hope you can join in for this months sketch challenge!

Risque Ladies...

August 5th 2013

Gecko Galz have some great new products for August and here are some cards made with images from the new "Risque Ladies" Collage Sheets! Patterned digital papers are also from previously released paper packs. Sometimes it's good to make a few quick and simple cards that still look good!

Make sure you pop over to Gecko Galz to check out their new releases for August!

Red Robin Fairy

August 1st 2013

I cant believe another month has passed yet again and time for another new challenge at the Desert Islands Crafts Challenge Blog! We are so lucky to have Sweet Pea Stamps as our sponsor - the image I have used is by Elaine Cox and is one of their many great digi images!

Here's the new itinerary (remember to use at least 3 of the items on your creation):
1. Use the colours shown in the picture on the blog
2. Bling
3. Pearls
4. Layers - 3 or more
5. ATC
6. Sentiment
7. Animals
8. Wings
9. Embossing
10. Texture

I used the following items on my card: 3, 4, 6, 8, 9 & 10

I used the new sketch from the Tuesday Morning Sketches Blog to layout my card so I am also entering this in their challenge for this week.
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