Summer night garden party, ATC

I have this pile of ready stamped /printed image
that I seldom ( a shame to addmid) go to.
But yesterday I felt like I just want to color little something,
and I went to my "stash" and find these to to play with.

Flowers are STAMPlorations the Frankie girl - don't remember ... Both colored with Inktense.

I'd like to join to some challenges with my ATC:
Aurora Wings - Flowers
Moo-Mania - Floral


Oddball Art: B-day challenge reminder

Still few weeks time to join Oddball Art's 
B-day challenge. No need to use Oddball cuties to
enter - but of course we looooove to see them.

Today I have a card where I used pretty Josie and one
of the sentiments that comes with her.

She is colored with Copics and PrismaColors, hearts are covered with Glossy.

Lizzy has a Mother's day sale going on at Etsy and by using a code DTGRANNE10, you'll get extra 10% off.

Oddball also have a FB challenge where everything goes using Oddball image.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
613 Avenue - AG / Orange, Blue +2
Digi Choosday - Things with Wings
Penny's -Sew Charming
Aud Sentiment - Animals + Sentiment



Short post this time ... 
it's almost time for bed but still time to post this western style card

I used Weathered Wood Stencil (tab the Vintage Photo inkpad on it and added some water) to make a packground paper and 
Art Impression's Saloon stamp for the stamped image and used my selfmade stamp for the edges and the same embossing powder that horse has on it 
(Horse is a chipboard). 

Would like to enter to some challenges:
Happy Little Stampers - CASE the designer
Crafting by Designs - For the boys or men
Stampotique - Masculine
Luna Girl - Cowgirls, cowboys & horses
Cute Card Thursday - No patterned papers
C.R.A.F.T - Inspire by a book (Tex Willer, lol)
Happy Little Stampers - CAS Stencil Monoprint


Cracked Critters by Lost Coast Designs

Have you already seen the fab and wicked
in Lost Coast Designs? Line is so fun!!

I made a card using very strong colors (Copics)
and Flagstone Background, that I feel is perfect for these Critters
what a cool set of words is that plate ... going to use it a LOT, :=)

The event is on the whole week, so hop in
see what other DT's have created and join the fun.

.... there is a PRIZE to win....


Happy Birthday ATC

Little girls do like to dress up for their
B-days --- or any day, well mine did anyways.

This happy dancer is a stamp from Lost Coast Designs,
"Thin Dancer", background is made by using white embossing bowder
and "Feathers" stamp - also from LCD.

I'd like to enter to some challenges
Wicked Wednesday - Birhtday Girl
Sweet Stampin - Pink and Girly
Fab n Funky - Winged things
Cupcake inspirations - pink, blossom, bistachio


It's time 2 tango - SLS lines with Dream in Darkness

It's still time to join the "dance" in
where anything not cutie goes.
We have a awesome sponsor this month:

Where this lovely couple "Day of the Dead Dancers"
can be found for you to play with among many other
wicked cool and beautiful images.

I glued napkin on top of black tag and then added some silver
Inka Gold on top, Image is colored with Copics and then I stamped
edges on green Stazon ink and self made stamp.
And talking about that, I was mounting my stamps and then got these
tiny left over bits and thought I'll try to make a stamp out of them.

It woks out pretty good actually and since it made from
trash - if it don't last ages, there is no harm done, LOL

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
SLS - Half -o-ween
Through the Purple Haze  - Add a number


Lost Coast Designs - gift tag

I got some happy, happy, happy mail yesterday.
And as soon as I could, I did some mounting and started stamping.

I embossed Feathers stamp with white powder and I think it looks gorgeous,
awesome movement and details on that stamp. 
Also embossed with white powder the words from Misc. words -plate.
Then I stamped edges with white ink and Daisy Flourish stamp.
And for the final touch, I used black powder to emboss 
one of the Butterflies to the vellum and added a ribbon.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Morgan's Artworld - Monochrome
Digi Choosday - Emboss it
DigiDesign - Embossing

P.S. There is still time to enter Lost Coast Portal challenge, the theme is Anything goes.


Oddball release - part two

TV showed all the Star Wars movies during 
Easter holiday, so I was in a perfect mood for 
Oddball Art's faabulous new images, I let my creativity
go free and made a AJ spread.

I used sprays, stamps, stencil, Inka Gold, Inks and nail polish for the background.
Copics and ColorSofts for the images, and Word for the sentiments.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Lil Patch - AG
The Corrosive - Girls, Ladies, Women
Creative Moments - Add some sparkle (shine on the sprays, silver Inka gold and nail polish)
Incy Wincy - Use your fav coloring medium (Copics and Colorsofts)
Aud Sentiments - AG

P.S. Today started a new Birthday challenge at Oddball (no need to use Oddball image) and there is a Anything go with Oddball image challenge at FB. If you wanna go shopping, by using code DTGRANNE10 , you'll have 10% of.

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice by Oddball Art

Lizzy Love from Oddball Art has created a 
wonderful new release line;
Movie related images.

Absolutely loved to wicked and strange  movie "Beetlejuice"
so I was thrilled to see that Lizzy draw this image:

I made the background using DIs and masks and colored the image with Copics and ColorSofts. Then I added a die cut and some tape, sentiment comes with the image.

I'd like to enter to some challenges
Moo Mania - Music
613 Avenue - Masculine Card
Crafty Gals - Die cut

P.S. Today started a new Birthday challenge at Oddball (no need to use Oddball image) and there is a Anything go with Oddball image challenge at FB. If you wanna go shopping, by using code DTGRANNE10 , you'll have 10% of.

Oddball Art - Birthday challenge

The theme of the new challenge at Oddball Art
is so fun and easy and useful:

You don't need to use Oddball image to join, just go with a theme
- but of course we love to see them

I made a card using so cute Ziggy.

Colored with Copics and Prismacolors, background is a piece of DP and then I added Glossy on the balloon and glitter glue on the dress. 
Sentiment comes with the Josie image.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:

P.S. There is a sale at Oddballs at the moment and using the code DTGRANNE10, you'll get 10% of...

STAMPlorations - Challenge reminder

Still time to join STAMPlorations April challenge
by using great theme

or fab sketch

or both like I did with this card using Fond Expressions

You can see what other's have done for mid-month challenge inspiration HERE.

I'd like to enter some challenges:

Tuesday Throwdown - Die Cuts
Crafty Creations - Stichcing
Crafty Gals - Die Cuts
C.R.A.F.T. - CAS
Rubber Dance - Spring


Ribbon tag - ATC

Wicked Wednesday's ATC challenge blog theme 
this week is Ribbon tags. Didn't exactly know
what that meant but luckily they have a great 
bunch of DT's that showed me what's the theme is all about.

I used Oddball Art's Tessas Tears
sentiment comes with the image and it says like this

I placed the same sentiment 3x and the sad Tessa to 
make a one image and then printed one more sentiment
to make a tag. Colored with Colorsofts and I made the 
background using DP and droplets stamps.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Wicked Wednesday - Ribbon Tags
Sassy Studio - Pastels
Penny's - AG

If you want to go shopping Oddball's, by using
the code DTGRANNE10 you'll get 10% off.

ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop

Welcome to a second day of

Having fun and feeling inspired to use stencils?
I hope so, :=).

I needed to have a card for a colleague, who
is leaving the company. Didn't really know what
kind of card my other colleagues wanted to give her
so I made two to choose from.

For this first one I used Bold Florals stencil and DI's, 
sentiment is from Fond Expressions 2 -set

For the second one I used lots and lots of glitter, double side tape,
sentiment from Fond Expressions 2 and Old Rose Prints stencil.

Check out the main post HERE and join the fun!


Garden ATC

I tend to use the stuff I have laying around my table when I make
ATC, it makes me happy and my desk a tiny tidier.
So, I had a little paper left over from these cards and
I cut it to the size of ATC inked the edges and use
stencil to create a honeycomb pattern.

Then I found some leaves that are leftover from a STAMPlorations card 
I made and also a simple butterfly from - I don't know where really...

And since I felt like this Aurora Wings image looks like a very kind
flower fairy with a magic flower wand,
I think she is giving someone one wish to come true.

I'd like to enter to some challenges
QKR - Spring
Wicked Wednesday - Garden Friends
Aurora Wings - Make a Wish


Time for spring cleaning

As much as I love to see sun
after dark winter, I don't like the facts 
sunshine offers ... and the fact is,
it's time to start spring cleaning uh oh.

 is sponsoring 

and I found this image that would make cleaning
so much more fun - I think, :=P

I believe he does an outstanding job, since the 
background is already sparkling white.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Ike's - Make us laugh 
SLS - Spring time
Sassy Studio Designs - Make it Shiny
Left of Center - embossing (feathers)


STAMPlorations April challenge

April already - awesome!!
Days are getting longer, snow is melting really fast
and sun feels warm again.

And also time for a new challenge at 
STAMPlorations. You can go by the theme

or by the sketch

or of course - use both. 
I went with a theme using
and H2O watercolors.

I quite like the vintage feeling in this card, even if is really CAS for my make.

Hope here to see what other DT's have done (we have great GDT this month Ashwini , Conil and Mac Mable) and join the challenge.

Dream in Darkness - April challenge

So it's a spring time at last,
and a new month brings a new
challenge to Dream in Darkness
with a new awesome sponsor:

You really should visit there, place is full of awesome,
wicked images. My tag is made using THIS naked lady.

She is colored with Inktense and the swirls around her are embossed
- hmm, speaking of embossing, that's the theme in Left of Center this week.
Letters are stamp, cut and glued.

So let your imagination go wild and join the DiD challenge,
it's anything goes but cute, so any dark, wicked, diverse.. Welcome to play.