Monday, January 23, 2023

PIP Challenge #2303

 Time for another challenge over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges.  For Challenge #2303 Pam is giving out a $10 gift certificate to My Favorite Things.  

I'm sure you love this company as much as I do.  Since Pam is giving out a gift certificate to My Favorite Things, I thought I would pull out one of my favorite MFT stamps called Spring Songbird.  

I colored the images with my copic markers and then used the matching dies to cut them out.  I used the TE Mini Slim Circle Window Cutting plate with the pink paper that is by Echo Park called I Love Spring.  I just love these Mini Slim Line cards.  So fun to make.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure and join us over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges.  

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Dueling Darlings New Look

We are half way through January.  Not sure how that happened but since today is the 15th, that means it is time for our Dueling Darlings Duel.  After many years of keeping us on the ball, Kelly has decided to step down from this group which means Jeanette and Barb will be directing us in this fun challenge.

To start off we have a new name for our group which is the Creative Crew.  We will still post on the 15th of each month to share our cards.  There are 7 of us so we each will take a month to host.  The host will choose the theme for the month and send kits to the other group members.  It is always a surprise on the 15th what our theme will be.

For January, Jeanette and Barb teamed up for our challenge.  Barb sent us images and Jeanette sent us papers and embellishments.  

The theme for January is Snow.  Not a surprise since it is January and we see an occasional snow.  Since Barb lives up north, she seems quite a bit more that the rest of us.  The image is from Creative Vision called Snowman with Broom - large.  I had to think a but about how to use this large image but was quite pleased with how the card turned out.  The papers are from Jeanettes stash.  The striped tag is from Paper Studio which I stamped a sentiment from MFT Winter Songbird.  

Thanks to Barb and Jeanette for starting us off to a great start in 2023.  Listed below are the links to the other gals creations for the month.





Lorraine - SCS Gallery


Tracie - you are here

Monday, January 9, 2023

PIP Challenge #2301

 Happy 2023.  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday.  It sure seems like 2022 passed in a flash.  I am excited for our first challenge of 2023 for Pammies Inky Pinky Challenges.  This week is being sponsored by Gerda Steiner Designs.  

Since I have 2 kitties at home I thought it would be fun to use the stamp set "Cat In Box" for my card today.  It is a digital stamp and was pretty easy to color with my copic markers.
The papers I used for the card were from MFT Time to Celebrate 6 x 6 pad.  The balloons were made with a Stampin Up Balloon punch.  I had seen the sentiment somewhere on the internet and thought it would be perfect for the card.  I typed it up on my computer and printed it on white card stock.  

Thanks for stopping by to check out my card and a special thanks to Gerda Steiner Designs for sponsoring us this week.

Monday, December 19, 2022

PIP Challenge #2251

 I can't believe today is the last post for PIP Challenges for the year.  This month has just flown by.  For PIP Challenge #2251 we are being sponsored by Polkadoodles.


If you like to color images, Polkadoodles is the place to buy your digital stamps.  Plus they are having a fantastic sale right now.  I am still making Christmas cards because no matter how I try, I never have enough.  Each year I am going to do a little better. 

For my card today I am using the adorable image called "Hot Chocolate - Gingerbread".  Such a fun image to color with my copic markers.  The designer paper I used are from Simples Stories called Mix and a Mingle.  I cut the image out after coloring it with my scan n cut which sure makes life easy.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure and check out the Polkadoodles store.

Monday, December 5, 2022

PIP Challenge #2249

 Do you believe Christmas is only 20 days away?  Where does the time go?  Today for Pammie's Inky Pinkies challenge #2249 I have decided to make another Christmas card since I seem to be short this year.  Our sponsor this week is Lawn Fawn.  Which is another favorite stamp company of mine.

I have so many Lawn Fawn stamps that is was hard to decide which one to use.  Since I was going with a Christmas theme I decided to use the Snow Globe Scenes stamp set.
The designer paper I used was Christmas Time from Newton's Nook.  I stamped the image and fussy cut it out.  I then colored it with my copic markers and added a little bit of Crystal Stickles.  

Such a fun and quick card to color up.  Thanks to Lawn Fawn for sponsoring us this week at PIP Challenges.

Monday, November 21, 2022

PIP Challenge #2247

 This week Pammie's Inky Pinkies is being sponsored by StarStampz for Challenge #2247. 

For my card today I was able to use the image "Me and My Snowman".  I just realized that I don't have all my Christmas cards made.  Yikes - I need to get busy.  I printed off the image on my printer and colored it with my copic markers.

After coloring the image I used a spellbinder die to cut out the image.  The designer papers are scraps I found in my Christmas paper stash.  I also cut out some snowflakes with glitter paper and the blue paper and layers them on each side.  The Happy Holidays is from Honey Bee Stamps.  I also added a few Pink Fresh gems on the card.  I added stickles on the hat of the girl.

Thanks to Star Stampz for sponsoring us this month.

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Crafty Catz Challenge - Anything Goes with a twist of Christmas

Monday, November 7, 2022

PIP Challenge #2245

 Time for Challenge #2245 over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies today.  This week PIP Challenges is being sponsored by Varada Sharma.  She has a wonderful etsy store with some darling digital stamps.

For my card today I am using the Cardinal and Poinsettia digital stamp from her store.

For this card I was able to do some fun coloring with my copic markers.  I then cut the image out and added the Taylored Expressions scalloped rectangle die in red.  The designer paper I used was from Recollections called City Sidewalks.  I also added a few red gems to the card.

What a fun card to make.  Any time I get to color an image, it is a good day.  Be sure and check out the Varada Sharma store.

PIP Challenge #2303

 Time for another challenge over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges .  For Challenge #2303 Pam is giving out a $10 gift certificate to ...