Fancy Folds Challenge

This week at i did it creations we are into Fancy folds! I chose this beautiful circular frame image and LOVE it, its perfect for the easel card (which is my fancy fold).

To enter the challenge you are encouraged to use
an image from the current sponsor but it isn't necessary. To be in the weekly drawing you must use an
image by current sponsor Stampin Dragons, well worth entering as your prize will be from Stampin Dragons!!

Check out the challenge blog, there may be a freebie posted under the challenge. 
Dont forget to link up your creations byThis challenge closes 7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 6th 2010

Dont forget to visit the forums too..

Aifactory - Christmas in July

This is my last post for Aifactory, as a new DT is going to be starting and I decided to step down.  Mainly as I just started full time study.. im only two days in and am in overload.  Here is my card this week following our theme of Christmas in July.. I used some older DP on this one, a tim holtz embossing folders and my Martha edge punch, add some remnant ribbon and a Kaszazz stamp and wallah.. i have decided I dont really like zig zag stitching.. pop on over to the Store for some freebies... and have fun.  The challenge will run till next thursday..

Monochrome Kraftin Kimmie Challenge

I can tell you,  your going to get sick of these images way before I do, Im in LOVE with them.  I justcoloured up Rupunzel for the Monochrome challenge over at Kraftin Kimmies.  My colour is blue.. I hope that is obvious.
Erin my ten year old says its got too much green in it, but in reality I just didnt have any blue DP paper that went with this.  Its hard to tell in the photo but if you enlarge it you can see the flowers are actually blue... honestly!
Hope you like her.

Candy Baby

Ive put off my Magnolia avoidance for long enough and now I own ONE and its a fence!!  Guess how happy I am to tell you about this candy.. head on over to Kellie's blog and link yourselves up.  Even though its a futile exercise.. as I would love to win it!!

it gets even better.. wait for it theres more

Crafting just for fun!

Its been a while since I made a card just for the fun of it, NO Design Team requirement's needed etc.
Now if you have been reading my blog for a while you would know that I am trying to organise my crafting area, tools, supplies etc.. well I'm nearly there.  I have my cuttlebug folders in special binders, I have my nests in magnetised sheets and I have my stamps sorted so all I have to do is flip through a a4 binder find what page the stamp I want is on and then get it out of the storage binder that its in. Its been a costly little exercise but so nice to know where nearly everything is.  Even my kids are using my things, as they can see them!  The only thing I can never find is a lead pencil! (Deby if your reading this.. stop shaking your head... Im much more organised than what i was)
Ok.. enough rambling, lets get onto the fun stuff.
Ive been wanting to play with masking for a while now and I am thinking of showing "masking" as a mad minute at craft camp if they need volunteers.  So I got practicing!
Picture one is of my image masked and prior to colouring with copics.
I used a magnolia picket fence, kraftin kimmie red riding hood and finally.. my stampscape stamps.  My aim was to make it look like red riding hood was about to enter the forest.. I think it looks great, im slowly learning about perspective.  In terms of stamps, this is using a grass stamp and a few pine tree stamps and the cloud stamp which didnt work that well but it served its purpose (its in blue)
Here is the finished product.
Ive since coloured in a  little around her shoes, where it was obvious she was masked off.
In terms of what did i stamp first.
I stamped Red riding hood, then the fence, then grass, then tree's then clouds.  I have no clue if thats the right order but I think it worked!

I have gone on a little blog hop to find some challenges to enter.. its been a while since ive done that!
Corrosive challenge wants a cartoon character (im sure red riding hood was in cartoon?)
Crafty Creations wants happy or sweet
Mami Doodles anything goes (and ive just discovered their cute images..)
Artfulinables -make you own background or special background technique
Creative inspriations Anything goes
The Secret Crafter- Fairytales

Thanks for popping in!

Oh dear oh dear oh dear

I let my daughter use  my copics... I was stressing the whole time and kept saying to myself.. its OK i can get new nibs if i need to... My eldest daugther who rarely shows interest in my craft wanted to try too... so I had double stress.. They both did such a good job and now they know why i love colouring with copics.... my secret is no longer.
Anyway, here is Erins blog (she is 10) and here is the card she made!  The of only thing I helped with was using the nestabilities and trying out this thing i saw on stamp tv, where you use a nestability for most of an image.  This girl  is so big (her hair) if we used a nest to cover the whole image she would of taken up most of the card~
Should of seen erin freaking out when I said this is the first time ive tried this!  She made me do a test run and everything!
This image is one of my brand spankin new Kraftin Kimmies - Red Riding Hood!  isn't she awesome!

I did it Creations - Buttons and Bows

This week at I did it creations we were challenged to use Buttons and Bows.
My bow isnt frilly and full however... I think I may take this card apart and put a mount under the main image to make it pop some more.

To enter the challenge you are encouraged to use

an image from the current sponsor but it isn't necessary. To be in the weekly drawing you must use an
image by current sponsor Lil Diva, well worth entering as your prize will be from Lil Diva!!

Check out the challenge blog, there may be a freebie posted under the challenge. 
Dont forget to link up your creations byThis challenge closes 7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 30th 2010
Dont forget to visit the forums too..

Glitter Me Happy Blog HOP

This week Aifactory is having a Blog Hop to help promote our current DT call for the August, September and October Creative Team. 

All the information for the Creative team call can be found at the Aifgraphics Blog

Do you want to know what the prizes are for the blog hop.. well other than being inspired by the Current Design team??
Prize 1 ~ Drawn from random DT Members comments $20 Gift Certificate
Just leave a comment on each of the blogs you visit.
We will randomly pick one commenter from one the Design Team Members Blogs to win a $20 AiFactory Gift Certificate. Which DT Member is a SECRET…so make sure you comment on them all!!)
Prize 2 ~ 3 Months Kit Club Membership  check out what the July Kit included.

here is our hopping order if you get lost go back to the challenge blog to find your way

Penny  --------YOU ARE HERE

and you will want to visit the AIF Graphics Blog to join the Design Team, join in on the forums and to be made aware of the generous freebies that the designers alert us to very often.

Our theme for the challenge this week is Glitter me happy, so grab your sparkles and make your project shine.   Pop your links here on the challenge blog so we can all pop over and see what you created and you can be in the running for a prize!

there are always freebies available to play with over at the AIF shop

There are Fairy's in the Cooking Pot

This week at Cooking it up with Katie, we are sponsored by Fairy Knoll, as the blog name suggests... there are fairy's all over her blog!  
Our Recipe this week is
Blue, bows and buttons

I used a white card front that i had embossed and never used in a project, i cut it down and rounded the corners and then grabbed my nest's and overlaid them a little.  I also tried tip to tip colouring with copics to try and get a new pink colour.  Its not as easy as all the video tutorials make it out to be!

Grab your creativity and head on over to Cooking it up and link up your projects!
Looking forward to seeing what you all create!

Creative Team Call for Aifactory

Yep you read correctly.. DT call is now on for Aifactory.  We will be having a blog hop on Thursday to make the call widely known but I wanted you all to get in early and sign up!!

AiFactory is again looking for fresh designers and crafters to join the New Design Team
It is not must that you have previous Digital stamping experience . And we do not mind if you are DT at any 
other store as well! .

So roll up those sleeves and apply to be part of AIF creative team
You will get a chance to create with our pre releases and learn more with digis if you don’t know how to use 
already! :)

To apply for the DT call here are a few requirements

2- make a post at your blog about the AIF DT call post

3- Take part in at least one of our challenges at the AIF challenge blog 
using atleast one AIF Stamp or clipart. Leave a link on the challenge blog

DT responsibilities
  • You must be willing to take part in all the activities going on , AIF community .As a DT member you are willing to reply , post , discuss and take part in the AIF community
  • You must be able to create cards , hybrid , embroidery , stationary or any kind of project using AIF stamps provided , make a post at the blog , take part in challenges at AIF .
  • You must be willing to post all Aifactory Challenge Blog cards/projects to the Splitcoast Stampers gallery
  • Promote AIFACTORY Stamps/graphics through your blog, and whenever you see an opportunity to help us promote.
  • You must be able to join our Group at Paper craft planet and promote it on PCP as well.

Design Team will be awarded in form of :
  • You are eligible for 15% off all the purchases that you make through AIF store
  • You will be provided digital stamps before they are released every week, or sometimes stamps already available for purchase , expect to recieve around 10-15 digital stamps to work with during 3 months period .
  • DT members who bring in more users to the site are awarded further with incentives and free downloads of their choice every month.
  • Your profile and bio will be posted at AIF sites ie challenge blog , AIF Blog , AIF community and AIF store .


You do not apply for DT on my personal blog, follow all the links above to get to the right place!  Dont forget our blog hop on Thursday this week.. prizes are on offer!!

I did it Creations

This week the I did it Creations team was challenged to follow a sketch and to use images 
from Robyns Fetish!
Here is what I came up with!

To enter the challenge you are encouraged to use

an image from the current sponsor but it isn't necessary. To be in the weekly drawing you must use an
image by current sponsor Robyns Fetish, well worth entering as your prize will be from Robyns Fetish!!

Check out the challenge blog, there may be a freebie posted under the challenge. 
Dont forget to link up your creations byThis challenge closes 7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 23rd 2010
Dont forget to visit the forums too..

Aifactory Challenge 44

This week the team over at Aifactory were sponsored by Laurie at the Doodle Factory and we got to choose from two lovely flower images!  I chose this buttercup to play with as it was a little easier to colour!
Our theme this week is Flowers and I wanted to make the image from Doodle pantry the star!
I am sure many people will want to play along in this weeks challenge at the Aifactory Challenge blog, dont forget to visit the store for some freebies to play with too!

Creatalicious Challenge Time

This is my last Design Team post  it was my choice for the theme this month for Creatalicious
Show Some 3D - this can be anything ( a box, paper tole, bag...etc... the possibilities are endless...)
And ofcourse in true Penny style i struggled to think of something to make.  I decided with this book which I also made in the Kaszazz papers in a workshop, its called Special Moments Album.  It needs to have photos and wording added inside but the actual 3d project is complete!

The book is only 4.5inches tall and 3.5 inches wide and would fit in a handbag so easily.. the idea is it can be posted through the mail trouble free!

Creatlicious challenges run monthly which is great as it means you have time to think about your project, I love how many entries they get on the blog and the entries are always so varied.  The creativity each month is really amazing!  Three cheers for everyone who enters! 

I did it Creations Challenge

How beautiful is this image from Stitchy Stamps, I got to pick this for our Special Occasions challenge this week!  She just was begging to be coloured up and for some reason I grabbed a peach orange for her dress and immediately loved it!
I have stamped a sentiment in the card, as I didnt want too much more than the Enjoy on the front.
My youngest daughter has already claimed this card for one of her friends.. so thats encouraging!

So are you ready to play?
First of all pop on over to the Challenge blog and see what's going on, look at all the DT projects and see if there is a freebie up for grabs!
Create your Special occasion project and link it up for us all to see!

This week you will have a chance to win a prize from Stitchy Stamps, but to be in the running for this prize you must use the sponsors image.

Have fun everyone and don't forget the I did it Forums and up and running!

Cooking it up with Katie

Cooking it up with Katie this week is sponsored by Meljen Designs and our recipe was fun!
Use a sketch, add some yellow and add some stitching (real or faux)
Sunflower Buggies is the name of my image! cute isnt it.

I kept this project simple, I got my sketch from splitcoast stampers and off I went on with my creation.
Everything except my card base is from the stash, got to love that!

I did it Creations Challenge

Robyn of Robyns Fetish put her hand up to Sponsor us at the last minute... (me secretly rubbing my hands together as this meant... I get to choose another wonderful image to play with.. and I love Robyns images~)
I chose this image
I played with Digital Scrapbook Artist to save some time.. and here is what the card looks like before colouring the image and then coloured and printed, the printer must of been on fast print? as the colours are way off.

I think if I wanted to print digital cards more often I would have to try alternate card stock, as this looks very flat on the matt card stock.  I don't even know if the printer would like to print on gloss.. maybe I'll test that next time!

To enter the challenge you are encouraged to use

an image from the current sponsor but it isn't necessary. To be in the weekly drawing you must use an

image by current sponsor Robyns Fetish, well worth entering as your prize will be from Robyns Fetish!!

Check out the challenge blog, there may be a freebie posted under the challenge. 

Dont forget to link up your creations by
This challenge closes 7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 8th 2010

Dont forget to visit the forums too..

I was invited to participate in Operation Blog Tour
and here are the guidelinesMake a birthday card to post. Any theme, any style, just no glitter! Please make a NEW card for the tour...share some fresh mojo!
Add some fun to your post! Tell a birthday card story, post a patriotic video, or offer a tutorial or blog candy. Surprise us!

My funny card story is a little bit silly, I will have to tell you about Mothers Day this year.
I made two seperate cards both very different and the sentiments in each were based on the mothers recieving them.  My mother, likes cherished thoughts, love and mushy.. while my husbands mum likes jokes and laughs..
Imagine their shock when they get the wrong cards, my mother in law thought it was funny that she got flowers and sooky sentiments while my mother was just plain old dissapointed with jokes, laugh's and a silly little image.. so much so she gave me the card back!! NICE one MUM!!

Im playing along in the Aifactory Challenges with Red White and Blue this week.

Charizma Challenge Card

I just made this card up following a sketch we are going to use for I did it Creations... I then realised that I didnt follow the sketch properly.. but I really want to share this card!  This image is from Robyns Fetish.. I love it
I now have three images from this set, one in a nest, one on a branch and now this little one. I used the pen tool in the Gazelle for the text and the frame for the text/mount.

next up is a card I made up but the sponsor dropped out of the challenge.. and I love this card so here it is.

Again, Gazelle cutter got a workout.  Alisa from De-signs Made by Me created the Cogs file and i cut them up a ltitle to work for this card. The image is from Digikitty.

challenges this week that I am playing in are
Charizma card challenges  Metal Mickey (brads and metal robot)
Aifactory  (red, white and blue)