Monday, June 27, 2011

A Spot Of Gardening

I was blogging the other day and stumbled upon Willow Designs.  For anyone interested they are having a DT Call for Willow Sketchie Challenge Blog showcasing Willow Designs.  The deadline is July 7th.  There is something special about Sharon's images.  I instantly wanted the Double Sprinkles Of Kraft.  Unfortunately we are having a postal strike in Canada and it's taking longer than usual to receive it.  Patience is hard but I have a few other images to play with until it arrives.

For my card I used the image "A Spot Of Gardening".  I think my love of owls has returned!!!  I used Promarkers for coloring.  I still think Promarkers are the best medium out there.  I instantly knew the new papers from Pink Paislee - Hometown Summer would be perfect with this image.  It's been a while since I used Chandelier Garlands from Magnolia.  The flowers are from I Am Roses.  My mushrooms were cut using the software Make The Cut for my Cricut Expression.  Is it bad if I say I haven't bought a cartridge since I started making my own designs???  Shhhhhhh.  The gems are from Stampin' Up and colored with Promarkers.  TLF!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Pollycraft DT Call

I had the pleasure of being a GDT for Pollycraft in February.  They are now having a DT Call to add a couple of gals.  They are also giving 2 freebies to enter for the call.  They are must haves so be sure to get them.  The call is open until June 27.  I am also entering this for their Monday Challenges which is ribbons and flowers.

I used "Sonny's Party" image.  She is colored with Promarkers.  The papers are from Echo Park - Little Girl collection.  I made a shaped card.  It's only my 2nd one and I am loving this style.  I created the cut-outs and used Make The Cut to cut using my Cricut Expression.  I think I will start giving some of my designs as freebies so be sure to check back regularly.  The flowers and leaves are from I Am Roses.  The gems are colored with Promarkers and are from Stampin' Up.  For the balloon I printed an extra image and popped the balloon for dimension.  TFL and good luck to those who try out!!!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Teddy Bo DT Call

Look who is having a DT Call!  Teddy Bo images are super sweet.  If you love bears then look no more.  There is a wonderful collection of bears both masculine and feminine.  I almost missed this call and I am entering with little time to spare.  Fiou! LOL.  The challenge is to use a shaped card instead of a square or rectangle.  It was a little tricky because my usual style is square shaped.

I used the adorable "Top of The Toadstool" image.  She is colored with promarkers.  The papers are from Jillibean Soup - Blossom Soup.  Jillibean is one of my favorite 6x6 pads lately.  The ticket is made with Whimsy Shapeology Ticket Die.  The flowers are from I Am Roses.  My card was cut using the software Make The Cut for the Cricut Expression.  I designed the outline shape as well as the oval circle and oval scalloped circle.  It really comes in handy having a graphic designer background! :D  TFL! And good luck to all the entries!!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Be My Teddy Bear

Hi everyone!  It's been a long time since I crafted for a challenge other than giving the challenge.  I just love Pollycraft stamps and I just totally love the new release Claudia and Spencer.  I would just love to win this set.  This week's challenge is Be My Teddy Bear.  The challenge is to use a bear stamp.  You are allowed to use any Bear stamp but if you use one of Pollycraft's stamp you can be chosen as a favorite.

For my card I used the "Cuthbert Party" image from Pollycraft.  Of course he is colored with Promarkers.  The inking is with distress inks.  The papers are from Fancy Pants - Beach Bum 6x6 pad.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up.  TFL!