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November 28, 2015

A Little Deer

It is my turn to inspire everyone on the MoonFlower Digital Stamps blog using Dulphina Miss Reindeer.


I colored Dulphina Miss Reindeer using Copic markers and cut her out using my Silhouette Cameo.  I decided to make a side step card for this project.  They are so much fun to embellish.  The two snowflakes in the back were cut using a Cricut cartridge.  They were in my scrap box, though, so I have no idea what the name of the cartridge is!  The other snowflake was cut using a Spellbinders die.  The sentiment came from blog candy that I won ages ago from Enfys at Going Buggy.  It came from Craftwork Cards' Warren collection.  Unfortunately, it has been discontinued, but you may be able to find it in some corner of the internet.

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Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge has a die cuts or punches theme.  Dulphina is going to show off her snowflakes in that challenge.

Graph'It Colour Challenge has a Christmas challenge.  Dulphina is going to spread some Christmas cheer in that challenge.

Jingle Belles has a Holiday Leftover challenge.  Since Dulphina's snowflakes were pulled from the scrap box and dusted off, she is going to visit that challenge.

Crafting for All Seasons has a Brr...It's Cold Outside challenge.  Dulphina doesn't mind the cold and is going to play in the challenge.

Fab 'n' Funky has a Christmas challenge.  Dulphina is going to pop over and take in all of the Christmas cheer.

Whimsy Stamps has a Holiday Challenge.  Dulphina wants to celebrate the holidays and is going to visit the challenge.

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Spellbinders Create-a-Flake 4
Cricut
Stampin' Up! Extra large Decorative Label punch
Stampin' Up! Bravo Burgandy ribbon
Pearls from Michaels Hostess line
Craftwork Cards Warren foil sentiment




November 26, 2015

Giving Thanks

It's Thursday so that must mean it is time for a new challenge at Creative Knockouts.  The theme this week is Festive Fun.  Simple and so much fun.


I have used Butterfly Harvest from A Day for Daisies.  I don't usually think of butterflies when I think of Thanksgiving, but I loved this stamp!  I colored the stamp with Copics.  The card base was cut using a Silhouette cut file.  I just welded two shapes together to make the fold.  I also removed the stitches from the back piece. =P

I decided I wanted to add the small tag and I really wanted the tag to say "thankful".  With all of the stamps I own, do you think I had a small thankful stamp?!  Of course not!  But obviously I did stamp thankful on that tag, so how did I do it?!  The word "thankful" came from a larger stamp from a Stampin' Up! stamp set called Lots of Thanks.  It was the perfect size and the perfect font.  I actually cut the word from the rest of the phrase and stamped it by itself.  I can easily pop the word back into the rest of the stamp.  I did a test run and you can't tell the difference.  I got the idea from a tutorial I saw ages ago, but never tried it until now.  I will say I was holding my breath until I tested the stamp.  I love being able to make my stamps even more versatile!

Our sponsor this week is A Day for Daisies.  You could win a $12 gift certificate for the shop just for playing along.  Click the badge below to head over to the shop and have a look around.

http://adayfordaisies.com/stamps/

Won't you come have some festive fun with us?

DRS Designs is having a Let the Holidays Begin Challenge.  The butterflies are going to flit over and share the harvest in that challenge.

Moving Along with the Times has a Give Thanks challenge.  The butterflies are thankful for their harvest bounty and will be joining the challenge.

Sassy Studio Designs has a Thanksgiving challenge.  The butterflies are in charge of bringing the cornucopia so will be visiting that challenge.

Going Grey with Scrap-Creations has a Thanksgiving challenge.  The butterflies are going to bring some corn and play in the challenge.

Simon Says Stamp has a Thanksgiving challenge.  The butterflies are going to pop over and give thanks for their harvest.

Card measures approx 5.5" x 5.5"
Silhouette Cut File Nested Stitched Fancy Labels by Sarah Hurley
Making Memories paper tag
Stampin' Up! Lots of Thanks stamp set
Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip ribbon
Bead Treasures glass beads
Bead Gallery butterfly beads
flowers from my stash




November 25, 2015

Autumn Days

We are back this week at the Crafty Gals Corner with an anything goes challenge.  I know how you love those anything goes!  We have some great prizes up for grabs, so get your craft on and come join us.


I used Autumn Fall Girl Reading from Star Stampz for my project.  I know winter has come roaring into many parts of the world, but it is still late fall in my neck of the woods.  It was printed on Cryogen White and colored using Copic markers.  The Cryogen White gives such a subtle shimmer to the image.  I used scraps of a Silhouette printable file that I had left from another project and curled the corners to look like book pages.  When I finished coloring the image, the sky needed color.  I held my breath the entire time I colored it!  I never color sky and I wasn't sure what I was doing.  Luckily, it turned out and all is well!

We have two lovely sponsors this week.  You can click the badges below to pop over to each shop to check out all of the wonderful images they have.


Prize of 3 digital stamps

and


Prize of 3 digital images

I am looking forward to seeing all of your beautiful projects.

Everybody Art Challenge has a branch or leaf challenge.  This Autumn Girl is going to read her book under the branches in that challenge.

Dragonfly Dreams has a fall colors challenge.  Autumn Girl loves fall colors and is going to pop over to the challenge to see the gorgeous colors.

Robyn's Fetish has a fall colors challenge.  Autumn Girl and her kitty are going to look at the fall colors in that challenge.

Kraftin' Kimmie has an embossing challenge.  Autumn Girl is going to show off her embossing in that challenge.

Addicted to Stamps has a make your mark challenge.  Autumn Girl was colored with Copics and is going to play in that challenge.

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Labels 4
The Paper Studio Intricate Swirl embossing folder
The Paper Studio Leaf brad
Basic Grey Button (burgandy)
Silhouette Printable File Birds by Digital Pink Ink
Stampin' Up! Bravo Burgandy ribbon
Additional buttons from my stash



November 18, 2015

Enjoy the Ride

Hello everyone.  Welcome back for another challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner.  This week we challenge you to use scraps!  I know I have a ton of scraps and I try to use them before I cut a new sheet of paper.  With all of the scraps I have, I will never cut a new sheet!


This is Enjoy the Ride from Graciellie Design.  Both the stamp and the sentiment were printed on Cryogen White.  I colored the bike with Copics and cut it out using my Silhouette Cameo.

All of the papers used on this card are from Paper Temptress.  Such gorgeous papers!  All of these scraps except for the red came from the previous project I did using Paper Temptress papers. The Red Pepper Epic Thick Columns was in a sample pack I received while at a craft retreat over the summer.  Also, the only paper that was not a scrap was the black base made from the Epic Black Thick Columns.   That sample pack started my love of Paper Temptress papers!  So much gorgeousness in one little bag!  The gold die cut is the Antique Gold Mica/Metallic in text weight.  The smaller die was cut from the Candido Incandescent in card stock weight.  The border was punched from Opal in card stock weight.  Both Candido and Opal have a lovely golden sheen to them.  It is hard to capture it in a photo, but in real life they are amazing!  I love that you can get the paper in various weights depending on what you will use it for. The layer under the sentiment is a scrap of Grandpa's Wallpaper overlay.  It is a gold pattern printed on acetate.  So gorgeous!  I wanted the roses to have a golden sheen to them as well, so I swiped my Wink of Stella gold pen over them.  It gave them the perfect touch.

I could go on all day about the papers from Paper Temptress!  But I should give you the rest of the details about the challenge.  We have four wonderful sponsors this week!  Click the badge to head over to the shop and feast your eyes on all of the loveliness!

Prize of Enjoy the Ride digital stamp set


Prize of 3 digital images

   Prize of a $25 gift certificate 


     
Prize of a $10 gift certificate

I hope to see all of your wonderful scrap projects.  Maybe they will give me an idea on how to use up more of mine!!

Fresh Brewed Designs has a So Thankful challenge.  This bike is going to roll by and play in the challenge.

Paper Craft Crew has a Give Thanks challenge.  This bike is stopping by to play in PCCC171.

Digi Choosday has a With Thanks challenge.  The bike is going to brake for that challenge.

Inspiration Destination has an Anything Goes challenge.  The bike is going to make that challenge its destination.

Art by Miran has an Anything Goes challenge.  This bike is going to visit and find someone to take for a ride.

Card measures 5.5" x 5"
Spellbinders Gold Labels 4
Martha Stewart Swirling Lace border punch
Dress it Up Grandma's Grab Bag buttons
Wink of Stella Gold and Clear
Recollections pearls




November 14, 2015

Spring Has Sprung?!

Hello everyone.  I am bringing you some MoonFlower Digital Stamps inspiration today.  I decided to use Elf Maiden for this project, and when I looked at her, these were the colors I saw.  I know it isn't spring, but you have to go with the mojo or risk losing it all together!!


I colored Elf Maiden using Copic markers.  I cut her out using the Silhouette Cameo and a file I made from my Spellbinders Label 4 set.  I usually print several stamps on one sheet and having a digital file of the labels set means I don't have to cut the sheet apart to cut out the image I am using.  That allows me to go back and cut the others using the Silhouette as well.

Elf Maiden was one of the gorgeous newsletter freebies you can receive each month just by signing up for the newsletter on the website.  You can find her in the shop now.  If you would like to receive a gorgeous MoonFlower Digital Stamp each month, just pop over to the website and enter your email address in the form.  Be sure to confirm your subscription or you will not actually be signed up for the newsletter.

You can use your freebie to participate in the monthly challenge we have in the MoonFlower Digital Stamps group on Facebook.  You could win your choice of a stamp for free!

I hope you will join us in the group and show us your lovely creations.

Melonheadz Friends has a tic tac toe challenge.  The Elf Maiden has flowers, die cuts, and markers so she is going to visit that challenge.

TIC TAC TOE BOARD FOR November 9

Digi Design Challenge has a tic tac toe challenge.  The Elf Maiden has a gem, is a digi stamp, and has ribbon or lace.  She is going to see all of the other tic tac toe combinations in that challenge.
Tic Tac Toe Board for Nov. 7 Challenge

Star Stampz Challenge has an All About Girls challenge.  The Elf Maiden feels she should go visit all of the girls in that challenge.

Scrapy Land has an anything goes challenge with a brand of die they sell.  Elf Maiden has a Spellbinders die she would like to show off in that challenge.

Little Miss Muffet Challenges has an anything goes challenge.  Elft Maiden will be making a stop in that challenge.


Card measures 5" x 5.5"
Spellbinders Gold Labels 4
Studiio 18 rhinestone
My Mind's Eye Kate & Co chipboard banner
Button, flowers, lace and ribbon from my stash




November 12, 2015

Birthday Balloons

This week at Creative Knockouts our challenge theme is Something to Say.  Your project must have a sentiment on it.


I used Chloe's Heart Balloons from Imagine That!  It was colored with Copics and cut out using my Silhouette Cameo.  The stamp comes with several sentiments you can use.   I never seem to have enough birthday cards, so I chose the one that could be used for a birthday. I think you could use it for any special celebration, though.  Since I haven't done one in a while, I used a side step card.  It gave me lots of space for embellishments!  You can find the tutorial here or a template here.

Our sponsor is Imagine That! and you have the chance to win a $10 gift certificate.  Click the badge below to check out the shop.

http://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html

I hope you will play along with us.

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge has a use 3 of something theme.  Chloe is going to show off her birthday balloons and her three pretty roses.

Get Creative Challenges has a birthday theme.  Chloe is going to float her birthday balloons in that challenge.

Die Cutting Divas has a button challenge.  Chloe is going to show off her die cuts and her heart and cake buttons.

Cute Card Thursday has a birds/animals challenge.  Chloe is going to visit the challenge and see all of the cute critters.

Julia Spiri Challenge has an add a sentiment challenge.  Chloe loves her sentiment and is going to show it off in the challenge.

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large
Spellbinders Floral Ovals
Favorite Findings Buttons (hearts)
Dress It Up - Decadence (cake button
Le Bouton rhinestone button
Ribbon, flowers, and pink button from my stash



November 11, 2015

Thankful for You

It is time for another challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.  This weeks's theme is Thankful.  Your project can be anything you are thankful for.


I used Love Is from All Dressed Up for my card.  I colored the image with Copics and cut it out using my Silhouette Cameo.  I love using the Cameo for the out of the box technique.  The background paper is digital and is from the  Through the Year collection from Echo Park. You can find digital collections from Basic Grey, Echo Park, Carta Bella and more on Snap Click Supply.  I love having them digitally because I don't have to worry about my favorites getting discontinued!

This week we have two wonderful sponsors.  Pop over to the shops by clicking the badges below.

Prize of  2 digital images

and 

Prize of 3 of the images the design team used

We all have so many reasons to be thankful.  I can't wait to see yours!

Crafty Creations has a Give Thanks challenge.  This little boy and girl are going to be thankful in that challenge.

Fan-Tastic Tuesday has an anything goes with a twist of something with a B.  This little boy sitting on a branch is going to go play in that challenge.

Crafty Cardmakers has a Thank You challenge.  These kiddos are going to go play in the challenge.

Inspiration Destination has an anything goes challenge.  This little girl and boy have decided to pop over and play in that challenge.

Crafting from the Heart has an anything goes challenge.  These kiddos are going to sit on their branch in that challenge.

Card measures 5.5" x 5.5"
LifeStyle Crafts Nesting Doily dies
A Muse Studio Landscape dies
Ribbon from my stash



November 4, 2015

Autumn Colors

It's time for another challenge at the Crafty Gals Corner this week.  We have an autumn color inspiration for you.  Use this color board for your project this week.





I used Bookworm from Flat Friends Boutique and colored her with Copics.  The sentiment says "wish" and was created using my Dymo label maker.  Just cut a strip of paper instead of the adhesive labels.  It has great dimension in real life, but doesn't photo very well.  The tag was created using a Stampin' Up! Extra Large Decorative Label punch.  You punch out the label and place it back into the punch.  Then just line up the end of the label as large as you would like your tag and punch again.  It creates the cutest little tag.

We have Flat Friend Boutique sponsoring us this week.  You can click the badge below to pop over to the shop.


The prize will be announced with the winners.

I hope to see your autumn hues projects!

Crafty Creations has a colorful challenge.  The Bookworm is going to take her colorful books and play in the challenge.

Fab 'n' Funky has a die cut and/or punch challenge.  The Bookworm wants to show off her die cut in that challenge.

The Paper Shelter has a Layer on Layer challenge.  The Bookworm loves all of her lovely layers and is going to play in the challenge.

Love to Scrap! has a Bling it, Girlfriend challenge.  The Bookworm wants to show off her bling in the challenge.

Whimsy Stamps has a Fall Colors or Christmas challenge.  The Bookworm is going to look at all of the fall colors in that challenge.

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Stampin' Up! Banners Framelits dies
Stampin' Up! Extra Large Decorative Label punch
LifeStyle Crafts Nested Circle dies
LifeStyle Crafts Nested Scalloped Circle dies
LifeStyle Crafts Linear embossing folder
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
Darice Chevron embossing folder
Recollections rhinestones and pearls