It's a STAMPbaby! A Surprise Blog Hop for Shery!

Time to be happy and grateful!
Shery, the owner of STAMPlorations became a brand new mommy!! 
She delivered a healthy, precious baby girl!

To celebrate this wonderful news we have a baby hop at 
STAMPlorations - it's a suprise hop for Shery
and shows that all of us have been thinking of her and her family. 

DT's have made baby-themed cards and we will be sending them to Shery. Would you like to join the celebration? If so, link up your creations to hop and we promise to come leave you lots of comments!
You can link up through September 14. Feel free to use the blog hop graphic in your post.

If you'd like to mail Shery your card you can send it to:
The Russ Family
PO Box 883
Strathmore, CA 93267

Lots of Hugs!


Oddball Art - Back to School, reminder

Still time to join Oddball Arts Back to School -challenge, no need to use Oddball image to take part but you can WIN some if you do, so hop in :=D

I made a very CAS card, it's been ages since I last time colored red hair, so I thought to give it a try ...

So colored with Copics + ColourSofts and the embossed backround, image is called Sugar, and she comes as a sweet and as a zombie version - cool.

I'd like to enter to some challenges with this redhead
Artistic Inspirations - AG
The Corrosive - Feminine
Tuesday Throwdown - Just Because
Creative Knockouts - AG
CAS(E) this sketch - Sketch
Art by Miran - AG
Craph'it Markers - AG
Simply Papercraft - AG

P.S. If you wish to go shopping, using DTGRANNE10 code you'll get 10% off.


Left of Center - Mainly Blue with SLS

We are seeing blue in Left of Center this week, so hop in and show us your blues.

Joining us in all the blues is fabulous SLS

Badge says it all - shop full of COOL stuff, my gorgeous image is called Girl with Flowers

I colored her with Copics and ColourSoft and went with a blue theme.
Beautiful, beautiful image and so delighful to color.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
SLS - summer holiday
Cute Card Thursday - Monochrome
Penny's - Girly
Digi Choosday - 2 or more papers
613 Avenue - AG / girls night out


Lost Coast Designs - mostly manly

 Hi peeps, I'm so excited that I had a change to join for Lost Coast Design team, YAY!! DT (there is fabulously talented ladies on the team) showcase their LCD project in Lost Coaster's Review. And for my first post I made some manly cards - they are a bit challenge to me, but you do need some from time to time, ;=D

I only used one stamp: Tire Tracks Border from Lost Coast Designs (and a sentiment from STAMPlorations).For the First card I choose to use black / grey / white. Stamp is quite long so it was easy to bend it a little and make some curves. I used black and grey Memento to stamp, embossed the sentiment and added a piece of wire that I found in my desk (????? the things I save to craft ... unbelievable...) and a charm - also from my ever growing stash.

The second card is very down to earth, I used Distress Stain aged mahogany to create the splash and to color the stamp. Inked the sentiment and edges with Vintage Photo DI ink and distressed the edges a bit. Very CAS and very fun to make.

To some challenges:
Digi Choosday - All about the man
Incy Wincy - tic-tac-toe (Summer time fun (you really can't ride a mc in wintertime here, lol) - Monochrome - Add some metal)
Crafty Gals - AG
Art by Miran - AG
Creative Fingers - AG
Sassy Studio - for the boys
Sweet Stamping - spots / stripes

P.S. There is still time, few days, to join LCD challenge, the theme is fun: Circles and you can use any image you fish - But if you do use LCD/CV images then your entry will count as two which means you double your chances of winning.


STAMPlorations - August hop, day 4

It's the 4th day of a STAMPlorations August hop, are you having fun? I hope so, I know I had fun making my winter card using Houses extras.

These stamps goes perfectly with a Houses -set. Don't have that set yet, so I made a scene.

The set looks like very summerlike, but I think it goes perfect with a snowy scene too, what do you think? I used 3 DI ink pads and 3 DI pens for this and made snowflakes using stamp (Christmas Block) and embossing powder.

Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.


STAMPlorations - August hop, day 3

Yay, day 3 at the STAMPlorations hop, and we have lots to show, lol. Today on spotlight wonderful wordart:

Fond Expressions 2, awesome set, don't you think?

Using 2 green shades and black on kraft ... love the feeling that kraft gives to crafting... Trees are stamped using HousesExtras -set.  

Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.

STAMPlorations - still time to join August challenge

Still time to hop in and play in STAMPlorations August challenge, and it is awesome, since you can join in by using sketch.

or the theme

or both, that's so cool. 

I went with a sketch, :=)

Using STAMPlorations rose digistamp and Blooming Buds - Dee's Artsy Impressions and Trendy Leaves, When I was done stamping, cutting and gluing, I embossed the whole piece with glittering clear embossing powder, give my card that little extra something, lol

Check out what other DT's have done for challenge remainder, gorgeous pieces, I might say...

To some challenges
Tuesday Throwdown - Texture (embossed surface)
Penny's - AG


Dream in Darkness - Delicious Doodles

Dream in Darkness is thrilled to have Delicious Doodles sponsoring this month, and when we saw fabulous freebie, Teri has on her FB group, we decided to have some more fun AND join the Delicious Doodles August challenge with a theme white on white.

So I made a white page to my old childrens book, first a layer of white gesso, then I ribbet paper stripes and glued them, then sprayed some glitter,added a piece of white fabric and then did a pit of stenciling with Anita's snow, when the snow was dry I rubed some Inka Gold on the image and on the "snow flowers".  Few pearls and a sticker mask & lots of fun.

There is still time to get creative and join Dream in Darkness August challenge, theme is anything dark goes.

To some challenges:
Delicious Doodles - White on White
Lunagirl - Animals (and shop link HERE)
Forever Dark - AG dark
Smudgy Antics - AG dark
613 Avenue - AG


Oddball Art - Back to School

It's mid month and that means it's time for a new great challenge at the Oddball's blog, YAY!
The theme is very current: Back to School.

I used Copics and Coloursofts to colour, here is 2 images combined, girl and "crazy"  and books (by the way, Lizzy is releasing today awesome book pile image -- hint hint). Papers are from Graphic 45.

So, do join the fun, and have a change to win some Oddball's - don't need to use one in challenge, but we do love to see them.

And if you feel like having some right away, using DTGRANNE10 code in Etsy, you'll have 10% off.

I'd like to join in to some challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge - School
Addicted to Stamps - Make your Mark
Simply Papercraft - AG
Cute Card Thursday - AG
Creative Craft Cottage - One for the girls
Crafting Musketeer - Sketch


Left of Center - Animals / insects

New brilliant challenge at 
Left of Center, theme this week:

and a AWESOME sponsor:

where this gorgeous image: Web Veil came

I used Copics to colour, stamped some cobweb into corners and used my new Graphic 45 papers. Sentiment is from TLC.

If you don't feel like going with a theme, you can always go "dark": Steampunk, Horror, Anime, Gothic, Punk, Halloween, Mythical, Scary, Creepy ... so do take our challenge and have a change to win!

Would like to enter this lady to some challenges:
Sami Stamps - 2 different patern papers
Crafting by Design - 3 or more layers
Crafts and Me - Vintage


Pink Notebook

As much as I love digi's it's always fun to stamp too, :=D. I saw these note books in supermarket, and thought that the colours and the texture (recycled paper)  in them was delicious. And since schools are starting ... why not do something for my girls and have fun doing, lol.  Didn't want to add anything 3D on the cover, so I took my stamps and I sure did stamp.

Fairy and butterflies are from Oddball Art's Whimsy Stamp collection ... yes, Oddball has rubber stamps too! Sentiment is from Visible image and since I bought those flowers from fleamarket ... don't know about them... Coloured with ColourSofts and a little doodling to finish the cover.
Then I flipped the book and made another cover:

Again ColourSofts, and Prima Stamps girl with Indigo Blu stamps .... and a LOT of ribbons, my girl seemed to think the more the better.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Glitter n Sparkle - Flowers
Crafting from the Heart - AG
Inspiration Destination - AG
Create and Inspire - AG
The Paper Shelter - ribbon or lace
Fab n Funky - things with wings
SLS - summer holidays
Penny's - AG
Crafty Gals - Any Holiday (summer)
Pile it on - Summer of Winter (summer)


STAMPlorations August challenge

New winds at STAMPlorations blog, for now on you have a hole month to participate to our challenge (ends 31st of August) and what is really awesome: you can join by using sketch OR the theme OR both, YAY!
So the theme for August is gorgeous:

and the sketch is fab

Allready feeling inspired? I hope so, it would be so 
fun to see your make(s).

I went with a theme: Stamps and watercolor

Using Blooming Buds -stamp set. It always amazes how great these clear stamps are, They are so easy to use and they stamp perfectly. 

You can hop here and see what the other DT's have been creating AND we have 3 great GDT this month: Robyn Oliver, Karola and Irma Tirza

I'd like my flower to enter to few challenges:
Pile it On - Beads
Time Out - Friendship is Golden


Oddball Art newbies

Lizzy (hop there to see all the new ones) has been creative and this time around she made something very, very special for me. My daughter had her b-day and this year she had a very special card made from a image that was made from her picture. She was SO happy and thrilled about it. And that ofcourse makes me SO happy and thrilled. Can't thank you enough, Lizzy!!
Card I made for my girl, it's hers, but here's another one I made using this lovely image:

I used blue tones because that's my daughters fav colour - as it is mine, :=D. Use Copics to colour and added flower vine 4 times to make a beautiful garden background. Just added die cut sentiment and tiny little blue flowers here and there.

Here's how this beautiful image looks like in a shop:

I'd like to enter my summer girl to some challenges:
Deep Ocean - summer fun
Addicted to stamps - photo inspirations (flowers)
Emerald Faeries - favorite colour (blue)
Art by Miran - AG
Creative Ladybird - AG
Scrappers Delights - AG
Through the Purple Haze - flowers
Lil Patch - AG
Come and get it - Fun in the sun

P.S. Still time to enter Oddball's "Die cuts" -challenge, we'd love to see you there. You can use any image - just follow the theme :=D


Dream in Darkness with Delicious Doodles

Time really flies when you are having fun,
and fun we are having at Dream In Darkness - dark fun..
Do join us, theme is Anything goes (exept the cutie stuff)

We have a awesome, very talented sponsor this month:

So thrilled, thank you Teri!

Here's what I made:

I really had some fun making a this box, 
I used Rosita

and the x-mas Skull wreath

and the Crotesque Cupid with a Poppy paper that
was a freebie once at Delicious Doodles FB group

And now of to think, what to but in to this dark love box ...

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Fussy and Fancy - Things with Wings
The ABC - AG
Crafty Creations - four (I've used 4 of Teri's images)