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Monday, February 29, 2016

New Release Day with Sandra Caldwell

Today is of course new Release Day over at Sandra Caldwell's Etsy shop as are all Mondays. 
We have some of the fun images she will be putting in the shop today, but of course there will always be more. This image is called Funny Bunny Angels. I have used copics to color them, I then framed them with ribbon, and then added a heart sentiment panel on the side. I also used some vellum behind with gold Hearts, 

For this card the image is Kat Wabbit 279 I colored him to be a tiger striped cat, and used the colors from that to decide on the rest of the card, I used some stamps I had from inkadinkado cattitude set to do the paw prints and the sentiment at the top, The bottom sentiment is computer generated, and to finish off the card I used some 3/8 in taffeta ribbon.

Thanks for looking Cindy

I will enter this into the following challenges
Crafting-With-Friends  Anything Goes
Crafting When We Can Anything Goes with a Digi
Eclectic EllapuFebruary- Pink Team ~ Love Actually
The Corrosive Challenges LOVE LOVE LOVE
Crafty Calendar love is in the air

Sunday, February 28, 2016


This week at Come and Get It we have a monochrome Challenge for you.  The images is called Peaches from Bugaboo Stamps our Sponsor for this week. My color is grey, I have used two tones of grey to color the image, cool greys were used for the elephant, and warm grey was used for the mouse, I left the heart and lower white. For the card I used Basic Grey and Smokey Slate card stock. The Smokey Slate was embossed using the Chevron Embossing folder, and the ribbon is basic grey 5/8in satin ribbon, the tag was a punch,and the sentiment comes from the Tiny Tags stamp set from Stampin Up and I used a color dot on it as well in Smokey Slate.
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Butterfly Garden

Hi Everyone I am back with another inspiration post for you, with the lovely image called

Butterfly Garden  from Sasayaki Glitter Stamps, which can be found in the store by clicking on the name of the image. 

For my card I basically stuck to a Chocolate Brown and Orange Theme, I have embossed the back panel and before putting it onto the card base I have glued in the border of Butterflies, which is a Joy Craft die. I have added some taffetta ribbon, and made my sentiment using the tag it set from Stampin up, which says Hello Friend. I have added aa few more butterflies onto the card, and the image, which was colored using copics, I also added a bow and 3 color dots in pumpkin pie.
Thanks for looking have a splendid day and until next time I hope you are enjoying all the posts from the Inspiration team.
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Monday, February 22, 2016

Steampunk Hippo

Hi Everyone new release day for Sandra Caldwell Stamps, This image is called Steampunk Hippo

Isn't he just adorable, just love all the hippos that Sandra draws. 

This is my card, has a little bit of everything on it, Starting with First Edition Designer paper
then I added a couple of metal sheets, both have been embossed with zigzag folder, then the image of course, and added some chevrons, a tag with the greeting, and some cogs to finish it off. 
the designer paper and the metal sheets have been distressed with inks, the designer paper with Tim Holtz distress inks in Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint , Tea Dye as well as Ground Espresso. 
The metal I used Alcohol inks from Tim Holtz using copper, Terra Cotta and Lettuce. I also used copper on the corner pieces of the picture, and on the small cog as it was a shiny silver. 
Thanks for looking 

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Mixed Media Challenge

We have a new challenge at Come and Get It this week, and our challenge is to do a mixed media project. I have done this card using Benson Bear-With Love from Crafty Sentiments Designs, one of our sponsors this week.

For this project I have used, Burlap tape, molding paste, heart buttons, image colored with copics, distress inks, ink spray, acrylic paint, card stock, chipboard, burlap ribbon, and a sentiment gold embossed sticker.

To make the project I started off with a chipboard tag. I painted it with gesso, then acrylic paints, After that was dry, I used molding paste to put on the dots, which was done with a stencil. I waited for them to dry, then painted them using inks. I colored the bear using copics, twice. The first image I cut around the edges of the whole thing. The second image, I only cut out parts of him. I added the burlap tape to the bottom of the tag, then added him on top. I used some glitter button hearts, on a couple of the circles and on the top of the tag.
For the base of the card, I used some ink spray in pink, then I used distress inks in perfect preserves and barb door, went over some of the pink, I then finished it of by going around the edges of both the tag and the card with Ground Espresso ink.
Thanks for looking, hope you have a great day.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Parrot Birthday

Hi everyone, Welcome to a new challenge at Little Patch of Crafty Friends. As always our challenge is anything goes. I have used and image Pirate Parrot 2 from our sponsor

I have colored the image with Copics. The background was done with Pan Pastels
The image was then mounted onto card stock, and I used some paper to cut the triangle from, then used my Tim Holtz Celebrate thinlits dies to cut out the words, glued them on with tombow and added the button with ribbon to finish of the project. 
Thanks for looking 

Card for a Toddler

Hi Everyone,  this is my first post as one of the new members of the inspiration team over at Sasayaki Glitter Stamps for my card I have decided to use Baby Shy. 

Here he is all colored up. 

You can find him in the store here

We're on Etsy

I thought he would be perfect for a little toddler
On my card below I have used some designer paper and stamp for the sentiment from Stampin Up, all retired items and also used an embossing folder of dots, as I think that works so well for kids cards. and from my stash I found the blocks to add some interest. 

Thanks for stopping by today, and please come by the facebook group 

or see more inspiration on our pinterest page

Have a fabulous day. 

Monday, February 15, 2016

New Release Day- Sandra Caldwell

New Release day at Sandra Caldwell's Etsy shop. This is one of the images you will find, which I have colored with copics. The background was done with distress inks, and then put through Chevron Embossing folder. I have added some flowers, and a sentiment from On Your Birthday Stamp set from Stampin Up.
This is a journal page I have done with the image, as when I was talking to Sandra she had mentioned that she drew this image after she came home from the casino after winning $60.00, so just had to add her into that kind of layout, so much fun. 

For my second image I have used St. Patty's Pork, He is such a cute pig, I have made an atc with him. He is colored with Copics, and fussy cut out, the background was made using an embossing folder then inking with versamark in, then adding some perfect pearls pigments powders over top. The shamrock was cut with my silhouette.

 To see more great images, and inspiration from the design team come and see us
 on Facebook in the Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans Group, we would love for you to come join us.
We have a progressive challenge over there, so fun times. We are now into stage 3 of the challenge and for those that participated in the first two stages, Sandra has given this image for them to use in Stage 3,
It is called Love the Irish, can't wait to see everyone's take on it.

Thanks for looking.

I am entering my card into the following challenge
Scrapbook Stamp Society: Embossing Challenge
Digi Chooseday: Any Animal or Insect
Through The Craft Room Door Anything Goes

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Love is in the Air

What a great way to start off this week at Come and Get It, as it is Valentine's day and we have a Love is in the Air challenge for you, so get all those Valentine card makes that you made for the other person in your lives up on the blog and join the challenge. We have two fabulous sponsors for you this week, All Dressed up and Star Stampz. I am using a sweet image from Star Stampz called Be My Valentine, which is just right for the challenge. I hae colored the image with copics, used a beautiful embossing folder by Spellbinders behind the image, then added some flowers and hearts to the card. I hope you will come join us, and thanks for looking

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Eddie Elf

Hi Everyone, this week at Holly Jolly we have a brand new challenge. An easy one, just add embossing to your project, can be dry embossing as I have done, or use wet embossing, so come join us. For my card I have used an image from one of our sponsors this week OddBallArt Co.  This is Eddie Elf, I just love this little guy. I have colored him using Copics. and cut into a square, then added some brads, I used some snow flake paper and a snowflake punch and sequins to jazz up the card a bit.
Thanks for looking

Monday, February 8, 2016

A sweet little girl, Lovie

This is Lovie, she is a new release today at Sandra Caldwell's store. Is she not the sweetest. I have colored her with copics and added some paper from a kids stack from DCWV. the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the hearts on the background were stamped and the sentiment are from Short and Sweet stamp set by Stampin Up.
Thanks for looking. Have a great day.
I will enter into the following challenges
Crafts Galore Encore anything goes, digital or stamp
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper
Creative Loops Challenge Anything related to Hearts
The Sister's of Craft: Anything Goes

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Recipe Challenge

Another fun challenge at Come and Get It this week, it is a Recipe Challenge, 1 image 2 designer papers, and 3 embellishments.

Here is my card for the challenge. I am using the image called Princess 3 from Scrapper's Delight and put her on a lacy oval die.
I have used some old paper from Stampin up called Urban Garden, The ribbon is from my stash, and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. the other item is a rhinestone, which is also from my stash. 
so I have the 1 image, 2 papers, and 3 different embellishments for the challenge. you could use one like I did with the flowers and just use three, but I thought I would have fun with the challenge. 
Anyway thanks for looking. Have a great week. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016


Hi Everyone, Over on Holley's blog, she is having a massive give away of some blog candy, and also a contest to make a bookmark using this image, which can be purchased here at half price until Friday evening.
She is doing this to celebrate 6 years of being healthy without seizures and headaches and such after 2 brain surgeries, and our good friend Sandra Caldwell created this image just for this contest.

So this is my bookmark for the contest. Please go over and show some support to Holley.
Thanks for Looking

CAS with Buttefly Basics

My card this time around is a clean and simple card with a handmade background
The background was done using distress inks Mustard Seed, Barn Door and  Spiced Marmalade. 
I then used Old Olive Ink, and stamped the leaf, the greeting was stamped using Perfectly Preserved Distress ink and then I added a few sequins. 
The butterfly itself is die cut, then I colored it also with Perfectly Preserved, Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed Distress Inks. 
Thanks for looking
I am entering this into the following challenges. 

Monday, February 1, 2016

New Release: Cute Couple

It's new release day at Sandra Caldwell's Etsy shop and this is one of the sweet images she has coming out, called Cute Couple, Here they are colored up with Copics.

 I have made them into a Valentine's card in a box project.

 I have used some die cut hearts, some punched hearts, some chipboard hearts, and diecut words too.
The paper used on this box was from an old paper stack from Stampin up called Sending Love Specialty Designer Paper, as it has glitter on it, and was a special valentines pack. The purple hearts are chipboard painted with acrylic paints, the large heart in the back is also chipboard, just covered in paper, the words are from a Tim Holtz set called Celebrate. the sentiment is from Stampin up, That's the ticket, and punched out with matching punch. The bow was made using bow builder punch. and the image it self is so darn cute, and was colored with copics.

Ok I have another share today, another new release from Sandra, this one is called Chocolate Cupcake for you. It is colored with copics, I stamped another one and cut out the 4 you hearts, then colored it as well and layered it on top, so the tag has some dimension. Afterwards  I used Cherry Cobbler dazzling details on the hearts, made a bow with the bow builder stamp, and added some rhinestones to the card.
Thanks for looking