Friday 28 February 2014

Freshed Brewed Designs Freebie Friday!!
Good Morning everyone!
We have a super fun freebie for you today.
This little sassy digi is called
Snag your freebie at the shop
Have a great weekend!

Sparkles Christmas Challenge Blog Hop Winners

It's time to announce the winners for the

Anniversary Blog Hop!!

Please check <<HERE>> for the entire Blog Hop Winners List.

Now for the winner of my giveaways-

Congratulations Ladies!!! Please email me at to make arrangements for your gift certificates. 

Happy Friday everyone!


Wednesday 26 February 2014

Winter never looked so cute!




You still have time to join in the fun!!
Want to see what you can win?

For each entry, you must:
**Create a NEW card using an FBD image (Digi or Rubber Stamp from Fresh Brewed Designs).

**Can enter up to 3 times each.

**MUST post CANDY badge on your sidebar (at the top)
linking back to Freshly Brewed Challenges and add this blog candy photo in EACH post with your card with a link back to this post.

There is something for everyone at  Fresh Brewed Designs. Here's some inspiration for you!

 I used the sweet Snow Digi.

I colored this snow princess with SN markers and white Gellyroll pen for highlights.Stickles Crystal was used on her pompom.

Card Recipe:
Image: Snow Digi from Fresh Brewed Designs
Sentiment: Close to My Heart Stamps "Frosted" Collection
Dies: Labels One, Marianne Creatables LR0135 
Stickles: Diamond (on BG of frame dots), Crystal (Pompom)
DP: Recollections, K&Company "Amy Butler stack"
CS: American Crafts
Ribbon: From my local Fabric Store

Thank you for stoppin' by and Warm Java Wishes to you!


Sunflower Friends

Hello my crafty friends!

It's Wednesday...wooohooo that means I get to share a card with you for

This week I used the Bees Knees KD Kit. There is sooooo many fabulous digi's, sentiments and digi papers in this kit. It's a definite must have- especially with Spring just around the corner!

I used the sweet sunflower/bee grey & yellow honeycomb paper which I layered with a natural net ribbon.  The CS is from American Crafts and Recollections.

I printed off 4 layers and used stickles (love how it curled the edges of my petals when wet) on the top layer and microbeads in the center. I just cut an extra center and put it face down on Sookwang tape and peeled off the backing and cover it with the beads. The texture was perfect with the beads...but can I just say how they end up everywhere!! They are fast lil' guys!! ;o)


Here's the inside of my card with a Hero Arts sentiment as it was for a special friend, which I embossed in grey EP from Recollections!

I'm happy to say my friend loved it!

Happy Craftin' my friends, 


Monday 24 February 2014

A Treat of a Thank You!

Happy Tuesday everyone! 
We are having some strange weather for B.C. this week!! Actually got snow...we never get snow in Victoria...I guess we are spoiled so the whole city gets chaotic when we do get hit with the white stuff. ;o)

Here's our {Pin}sperational Pic for this week's challenge at {Pin}sperational Challenges.

Our amazing sponsors this week are:
Prize:4 Digi's
Prize: 3 Digi's
Prize: 5 Digi's

Since our weekend was blinded with snow...our girl movie night was in jeopardy of not happening. So I thought a Treat Bag was a fantastic way to thank everyone for trekking through the snow to keep our girls night!

I used CU Cupid 4 from Scrapper's Delights

The CS is Foil CS from American Crafts and cut using labels twenty-five from Spellbinders.  The leaves are a Memory Box Die, while the flowers and bling trim are from Recollections.  Tag is from a Marvy Punch. Twine is from American Crafts.

I colored the sweet image with SN Markers. 

Here's a closer look at the flower and trim.

The gals loved their bags almost as much as the treats in them!

Be sure to check out my teamies creations- they are Fabulous!



They have some exciting news to share! 

Creative Bug Digital SnapShots
is about to launch.

They are having a party and we are all invited!!

Creative Bug Digital Snapshots is going to have a month long challenge starting on March  5th! They will  kick it off with a special month long 'New Beginnings Celebration Challenge'. 

Naomi has created eight special new releases all with a celebration theme in mind.  In order to participate in the challenge, you will need to request one of these eight new images that they will be offering up when the challenge starts.  You will then need to use this image on the card that you enter.  More details will follow when the challenge goes live on March 5th.

There will be great inspiration provided by the DT, opportunities to win a grand prize $25.00 giftcard (open to international entries as well) PLUS a GDT spot for an upcoming post, a second prize of the remaining 7 new releases (since you'll already have one), a third prize package filled with 2 new release images, 2 papers and 2 sentiments, a fourth prize of your choice of 5 images from the store!  There might possibly be even more goodies throughout the month so check back regularly so you don't miss out!

Help them spread the word and earn a free digi of your choice from the store!!!

Share this information and their special challenge badge (which you see at the top of this post) with your readers, by creating a post AND by adding the badge to your sidebar.  Once you have completed these two tasks, head back over to Creative Bug on the Loose and let them know that you have done so by leaving a comment on the special 'Save the Date' post which you can find HERE.  Then post with a link to your blog.

Let's join them and be part of their very first challenge, so be sure to come back and learn everything you need to know on March 5th.  
So come and join in the Fun March 5th!!

Sunday 23 February 2014


Happy Sunday everyone!

I'm here to show you a card I made to play along with the 

The challenge was to "Make it Girly" using "Lollipop Leslie".

Here's my card:
I went with one of my favorite color combo's- grey and pink. Just love the softness of them together. 
DP & CS is from Recollections. Flowers, feather and pearls are from my stash. The doily die is from Sizzix.

I used a cute little chipboard ticket that says "sweet" on it. Which is why I used the blue feather to tie it in together, plus it was hard to find a grey or the right shade of pink feather. hehehehe.

I colored the sweet "Lollipop Leslie" with SN markers. Used glossy accents on the lollipop- just didn't show up well in the picture. Here's a closer look:

I'd like to enter it in the following challenges:


Have A Turtle-riffic Day!

Hello my lovelies!

You have to come play along as then you will get next month's amazing Digi free!

This month we got Turtle-riffic Day!
Perfect for that special someone who need's a little note to let them know you are thinking of them!
I kept mine pretty simple as I am planning on mailing it and didn't want it to be too dimensional or heavy. ;o)

I used DP from my stash (sorry can't remember the name) and CS from Bazzil.  I paper piece the balloon and used sticker hats I had in my stash to bring in the purple. Finished it off with Bling.

I colored him with SN Markers- had so much fun coloring this lil' guy!

I'd like to enter the following challenge:

Saturday 22 February 2014

All I want for Christmas is a Dragon!!

I'm back with another card for you today. 

This one was made using the cute Lil' Dragon:

If you play along with the Digistamps4Joy Monthly Christmas Challenge you will get next month's free! Then by Christmas you will have 12 Christmas cards already done! How sweet is that?

Well without further ado...

I used the sketch from Christmas Challenges with Sketches #111:

I colored the image with SN Markers and the ornament with Artyou Spica Markers. 

The EF is from Embossalicious. DP  and CS is from Recollections. I used Spellbinders Large Circle Die on the image and Marvy Circle punch on the sentiment. The sentiment and Milky Dots are from Recollections. Ribbon is from American Crafts. 

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Digistamps4Joy Monthly Christmas Challenge- February

Christmas Challenges with Sketches Challenge #111 

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles- 12 Month's of Christmas Card Link-up 

Thank you for stoppin' by and Happy Craftin'!


Sending Ya Lotsa Love!!

Good afternoon!

This month we got

So much fun to work with! You should play along & then your able to get next month's image free!
Here's my card:

I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches #237

I colored the image with SN Markers:

Pop dots were used on the polar bear for dimension:

CS is from Recollections and American Crafts. DP is from Daisy D's "Bambino" Collection.  Used Marvy Circle punch and Spellbinders Scalloped Circles. Pearls, button & twine are from my stash. 

I'd like to enter the following Challenges:
Thank you for stoppin' by!

Friday 21 February 2014

Don't Sweat It!

Hi my crafty friends! It's Friday and I was off today so got some craftin' done!

I'm here to share a card I made  for From the Heart Stamps- February Stamp of the Month Challenge using the super cute Birthday Candle Birdbrain from From the Heart Stamps. They are also have a GDT Call!!!

 I told you it was cute! PLUS it came with 16 sentiments!

If you play this month, you get next month's free!

Here's my card for their GDT Call:

I used the sketch from From the Heart Stamps- I {heart} Sketches #54
CS is from Recollections & Bazzil. DP's are from K & Company's "Amy Butler Belle Stack".

I colored the image with SN Markers

I used twine from my stash and Circle and Scalloped Circle Dies for the sentiments on the outside & inside of the card. Finished it off with bling from my stash for the eyes, inside sentiment and front upper corner. 

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

From the Heart Stamps- February Stamp of the Month Challenge

From the Heart Stamps- I {heart} Sketches #54

Thank you for stoppin' by & Happy Craftin' my friends!


Thursday 20 February 2014

Girls Rule!

Happy Thursday my friends!

It's time for another challenge over at Creative Knockouts!!

Our theme this week:NO SQUARES CARDS

Our amazing sponsor this week is:

I used the the feisty Soapbox.

I went with shades of aqua and I'm awaiting Spring!! And these colors make me feel it's near. ;o) I used Spellbinders Circle dies and Marvy Circle (smaller circles) for the shape and layers.

I kept it pretty simple as I wanted the image to "Shout" out. hehehehe Love her!

CS is from recollections. Pearls are from my stash and the resin flower if from "Close to my Heart".

I colored her with SN markers.

I hope you join us in this fun challenge. Check out the amazing creations from my teamies this week and leave them some love!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
The Stamping Chef Challenge #17- Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge #44- Anything Goes

Sentimental Sundays Challenge 194- Pack a Punch

DigiStamps4Joy Challenge 86- Dies or Punches

Happy Craftin'!


Wednesday 19 February 2014

Dance a little dream...

Hello my lovelies!

It's Wednesday, and I'm here to share 
my card with you for

I used the sweet My Heart Still Dances Outline Set. 

Now, I am not normally a fan of orange...but at Michael's I came across some pretty Blossom paper from Recollections and well,  here we are...I HAD to use it! Hope you like it.

 Isn't the DP pretty? I used CS from Bazzil and pierced the orange for dimension. I embellished with Velvet Ribbon and Pearls in orange hues. I finished it off with a recollections paper flower and Sizzix fern die. 

I colored the image with SN markers in of course...ORANGE. Here's a closer look. 

Be sure to check out Diane's Daydream Designs as they offer a wide variety of digital stamps by Diane Noble, owner and illustrator for the store.  The Images are whimsical, hand-drawn images...just beautiful and so much fun to work with!

Happy Craftin' and Big Hugs!