Monday, October 31, 2011

TSMONDAY, Happy Halloween!

EEEK is right! Is he spooky or what! Okay before I get on to the card and challenge, I first want to tell you about the awesome promotion that is going on at Totally Stampalicious! ALL stamps (yes the 4x6 sets) are now priced at $8.95

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It's a great time to stock up, or get some Christmas shopping done, plus we just released 7 new sets perfect for making your Christmas cards & gifts!

So this weeks Totally Stampalicious challenge is to make a Halloween card or project. Can you guess what stamp I's the adorable Sean with Flower! Honestly it didn't take much to alter it, anyone could do it!

I stamped Sean onto copy paper, then traced out a robe to cover his clothing. I cut it out and traced aropund it onto neenah solar crest cardstock with the copic 0.3 liner. I also added some lines to make it look like folds in the draped robe. Then I coloured it in using copic C9, C7 and C5. Then I cut it out.

I masked off the flower Sean was holding with a post it note. Then stamped the image onto cardstock and I also stamped just his head.

To make him look pale, I coloured his face with E40, E41 and E000. His hair was coloured with the same copic C's as his robe. I sponged riding hood red lightly onto his face and drew in the mouth & teeth...I practiced several mouths on a scrap piece of paper before I settled on this one. The teeth were brightened up a bit with a white inkessentials pen. The head is popped up.

Before adhereing the robe, I punched the branch from the 2-step bird punch and trimmed off the leaves. The blade was made with silver cardstock & the wide oval punch. I glued this into position then added the robe.

The card base is black with a layer of riding hood red and then coredinations that has been embossed with the skeleton scroll EF.

I couldn't resist using the MS drippy goo punch and you can see in the photo below I added some crystal effects to some of the drips.

The single drip coming off the blade was made with the MS teardrop punch and I added crystal effects to it too!

The sentiment is also a MS punch....I hope she appreciates how rich I've made her!!!!! lol

Well I think that about explains it, just let me know if you have any questions!

Please join us in our challenge, and upload your creation to the Totally Stampalicious Blog!

Happy Halloween,


Thursday, October 27, 2011

MMTPT169, Teaparty Kong Style!

Hi out there, I made this for this weeks Teapot Tuesday Challenge MMTPT169! Better late than never! This weeks challenge is all about taking the King out of Kong so he can relax and behave at the Teaparty!

Well it may not be the real King Kong, but Riley as King Kong should work just as well, I know he'll behave! I met some of the requirements, bananas, trees and even some monkey friends who wore hats to the party! lol

The papers are from Daisy D's Bambino pad!

The sentiment is from MFP's Floral Tea set.

Have a Great Day!

Monday, October 24, 2011

TSMONDAY, Note Cards!

Hello, Thank You to everyone who stopped by during the Totally Stampalicious Blog Hop, I enjoyed reading all your lovely comments! Congratulations to all the Blog Candy winners...happy stamping!

Well now it's time for our weekly Totally Stampalicious challenge, and this weeks challenge is to make at least 3 note cards! Mine are 3x3 and they will make great tags for gift bags!

These were super simple! First I chose my stamp, the loveable Poppi Penguin, then I chose the colours wisteria wonder, lucky limeade & purely pomegranate!

I stamped Poppi 3 times onto Neenah solar crest cardstock & coloured them with copics. I matted them with the new silver glimmer paper from Stampin Up...awesome sparkle factor! It seemed a shame to cover up all that glimmer paper, so I punch a large circle out of the center of each to use for something else later.

Please join us in our challenge, create 3 note cards and upload your creation to the Totally Stampalicious Blog!

Have a Great Day!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

RCMP Trainee!

Hello, my Daughter's Friend is leaving tomorrow to train with the RCMP! The family had a party for her, and I made this card for Rachel to give to her.

I couldn't find a RCMP/Mountie digi, which I needed last minute, so I decided to make one from punches. She ended up being quite tall, so the card is 6.5" X 5". She is made almost entirely of punches, and some pieces had to be trimmed a little.

She really liked it!

Have a Great Day,

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Totally Stampalicious Release & Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Totally Stampalicious Christmas Release and Blog Hop!!!

We are so excited to share SEVEN NEW SETS with you all tonight and they are


As always we have some FABULOUS PRIZES to give away including:
1st Prize - All 7 New Sets
2nd Prize - $15 Gift Certficate
3rd Prize - $5 Gift Certificate
All you have to do is Hop along with us and leave your comments along the way
and maybe
YOU could be a WINNER!!!!

So now, without further ado.....HERE IS THE CHRISTMAS RELEASE
from the Totally Stampalicious Bugaboo Line by amazing artist Jodie Mackerell!
They are ALL must-haves for this year's Holiday Cards!!!

The card above features the new Deacon & Ava adorable!
I used the sketch challenge SC355.

Of course we need a new Gus, this is Going to town Gus!
I used the Freshly made sketch FMS7

This is Poppi Cocoa! I decided to try a new technique, this is a candy bar door hanger, but mine has hot chocolate! We had a few packages of this raspberry hot chocolate in the cupboard, so I tried a non-traditional Christmas colour, perfect plum!

and this is Margaret December, what a hoot!
I used the MOJO Monday sketch MOJO211 for this one.

Now it's time to hop on over to Lynda's Blog to see what Awesome Christmas
Confection she has for us!

And here is the entire Blog Hop Line Up in case there are any glitches along the
Totally Stampalicious

Happy Hopping!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Totally Stampalicious Sneak Peek!

WooHoo, Totally Stampalicious is releasing 7 new sets tomorrow, and we're giving you some sneak peeks today! All 7 awesome new sets are from the Bugaboo line from the super talented Jodie Mackerell, and they're all perfect for Christmas!

The Totally Stampalicious Release and Blog Hop is Tomorrow, Thursday October 20, 2011 at 9pm est. As always one lucky winner will win all the new stamps and of course there will be other prizes too! So make sure to come back for the hop tomorrow.

So here's my peeks for you, first is the new Deacon Elf. He's such a cutie, and this was a pretty sinple card. I coloured Deacon with copics, except the present on the bottom, I added snowflakes to it with a bashful blue marker. The dp is from Daisy D's, The present punch is Fiskars.

This is the new Scarlette Mistletoe, gorgeous as ever! It's hard to see in the photo, but I added some stickles to the white fur and berries and crystal effects to her lips and the ornament at her foot. I used dp from K&Co. swell noel and embossed the light green piece with a Holly EF. The sketch is from SFYTT.
And last...for today, is the new Winter Bird Snowman, he's adorable! This is a tent topper style card. I coloured the image with copics and added some dazzling diamonds glitter, and stickles. The dp is SU Candycane Christmas (last year)!

Please make sure to join us tomorrow for more inspiration, fun and prizes! And check out the other Designers Blogs and the Totally Stampalicious Blog for more peeks today!

Have a Great Day!


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

RILEY2111, Orange & Black!

Hi everyone, it's time for another fun challenge from the Riley and Company Design Team! This weeks challenge Hostess is Margie, and she's challenging us to use the colours orange and black!

I used the newly released Bridezilla. She's coloured with copics and I added diamond stickles to her dress!

I didn't have enough black brads, so I made my own. The smaller ones on the right side were made with the smallest hole punch on the cropadile. The larger ones on the left were made with the larger hole punch on the cropadile. I glued them in place and then covered them with crystal effects.

I also used last weeks sketch challenge SC354.

If you want to play along, just leave a comment on the Riley and Company Blog, with a link to your card. If you upload to any forums, please use the keyword RILEY2111.

Stamps: Bridezilla, weathered BG
Paper: black, white, peach parfait, scrap dp
Ink: memento tuxedo black, going grey, peach parfait
Accessories: copics, skeleton scroll EF, MS cracks punches, cropadile, crystal effects, diamond stickles, dimensionals

Make sure to check out what the other Designers have come up with, you can find the links on the right hand sidebar.

Have a Great Day!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

TSMONDAY, Orange, Purple & Black!

Hi all, it's time for this weeks Totally Stampalicious Challenge! This week it's a colour challenge, we're challenging you to use the colours orange, purple and black!

I pulled out an oldie but goodie for this one! This cauldron stamp is from the Witch Brawd set! I coloured it with copics and added some purple glitter glue from MS.

The sketch is from Freshly made sketches FMS6!

The card base is black with a layer of peach parfait embossed with the skeleton scroll EF. I sponged the edges and used the MS rat/mouse edge punch which I think really suits it! The sentiment is also from the Witch Brawd set.

Please join in and play along! Just upload your creation to the Totally Stampalicious Blog!

Stay tuned, we have a fabulous new release coming, you're going to love them!

Have a Great Day!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

MMTPT167, Fishing Riley Referee!

Hello, this is my card for this weeks Teapot Tuesday challenge MMTPT167! This weeks challenge was to make a masculine card, with vertical black & white stripes, or horizontal rainbow stripes, and a fishing theme...I think I got everything! lol

This weeks Destination Station is to Chip in Ohio, he is the husband of fellow teapotter Karen (Redbugdriver). It sounds like Chip has had terrible problems with his foot resulting in his latest surgery (partial amputation), requiring him to be away from home for the next 3-6 weeks at a rehabiliation center. Hopefully this happy mail will make the time fly by!

I used Fishing Riley and coloured him with copics.

I love how this turned out, but I can't take full credit, I was inspired by this awesome card from PickleTree!

Stamps: Fishing Riley
Paper: black, white, real red, pumpkin pie, daffodil delight, certainly celery, bashful blue, baja breeze, dp welcome neighbour, recollections
Ink: memento tuxedo black, baja breeze, daffodil delight, pumpkin pie
Accessories: copics, Fiskars wave punch, die-namics sun & rainbow, ProvoCraft fish die, dimensionals, ribbon, button, twine, cupcake punch (cloud)

Have a Great Day!

Monday, October 10, 2011

TSMONDAY, Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, we had our turkey dinner yesterday at my Mom's and it is so nice here, we actually sat outside! I don't ever remember a Thanksgiving that was this warm!

So the Totally Stampalicious Challenge this week is all about being grateful, so make a Thank You or Thanksgiving card!

Today I used Farmer Hawg, haven't inked him up in a while, and I used a sentiment from the set! I paired him up with the new spice cake dp from SU.

Farmer hawg was coloured with copics, then I cut him out with a square nestie & backed it with a square scallop nestie. I popped this panel up, and finished it off with some taffeta ribbon.

I also used last weeks SCS sketch challenge SC353.

Please join us in our challenge this week, just upoad your card or creation to the Totally Stampalicious Blog!

Have a Great Day,

Friday, October 7, 2011

FMS5, Smile!

Hello, I'm entering this card in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge FMS5! This is Chester Platypus from Totally Stampalicious!

I coloured Chester with copics. I wanted to colour him like Perry the Platypus from Phineus & Ferb, so I picked the new SU spice cake dp and coloured to go along with it!

Totally Stampalicious is taking part in the Operation Julie's Smile Blog Hop. You can find all the details at the Totally Stampalicious Blog Hop here!

Stamps: Chester Platypus
Paper: early espresso, pool party, more mustard, dp spice cake
Ink: memento tuxedo black, early espresso
Accessories: copics, circle nesties, swiss dot EF, star punch, dimensionals

Have a Great Weekend!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

MMTPT166, Get Well Hydrangea!

Hi All, I made this card for this weeks Teapot Tuesday challenge MMTPT166! This weeks Destination Station is to Sharon, who has had multiple surgeries on her foot that has been very problematic, and she needs some cheering up!

I also used the MOJO Monday sketch MOJO209!

Since Sharon loves hydrangeas, I decided to try and make one! This stamp is called Fat Mice Flower from Totally Stampalicious. I masked off the flower (which was a daisy) stamped the image, and coloured with copics.

The 3D hydrangea was easy, just fiddly! I punched 3 circles from wisteria wonder, 1-1/8", 3/4" & 1/2". Attach the 3/4" circle to the larger circle with dimensionals, and the the 1/2" circle on top of that with dimensionals. Then I punched 26 of the small flowers with the MS hydrangea punch. I added a drop of liquid pearls to the center, sponged the edges...very fiddly...and then shaped them so the petals curved up. I used liquid tombo glue to apply them, starting at the top and working my way down. It also helped to have my paper piercer handy or anything with a pointy end to help press them into place.

Stamps: Fat Mice Flower, Ladybugs & carnation (MFP sentiment)
Paper: concord crush, wisteria wonder, white, certainly celery, dp cheerful treat
Ink: memento tuxedo black, concord crush, wisteria wonder, certainly celery
Accessories: copics, MS hydrangea, liquid pearls, circle punches, ribbon, MS rose leaf punch, butterfly EF, dimensionals

Have a Great Day!

RILEY2011, Let's See Some Leaves!

Hello,I just wanted to say thanks to all those who stop by and take the time to leave comments, I really appreciate them, and Congratulations to all the Riley and Company Blog Hop winners!

It's time for a Riley and Company Challenge! Since it is offically fall, well in some countries, I'm challenging you to add a leaf or leaves to your card or project!

This is the new Riley Pottermoose, perfect for all those Harry Potter fans, I have a couple of those in my house!

I coloured Riley Pottermoose with copics, added crystal effects to his glasses and stickles to the stars and swirls left behind from his wand!

The card base is black, with a layer of more mustard and then a layer of glossy white. For the glossy layer, I used a brayer to add soft sky, blue bayou & not quite navy. I also sponged the darker colour around the edges.

The trees were made with a die-namics die, and I sponged the trunks & leaves. I finished it off with some twine and an owl charm!

Please join us in our challenge and upload your creation to the Riley and Company Blog. If you upload to any forums, please use the keyword RILEY2011.

Have a Great Day!

Monday, October 3, 2011

TSMONDAY, Emboss It!

Hello, it's Monday and that means a new challenge from Totally Stampalicious! This weeks challenge is to Emboss it, dry emboss or heat emboss...whatever you like!

I love texture, and find it hard not to use some kind of embossing, but tell me I have to use it and for some reason my mind goes blank! lol This is what I finally came up with!

This is the cute new Fairy Ava, I was thinking about ladybugs when I chose the colours, not Santa! lol I coloured Fairy Ava with copics, and added tiny gems to her bracelet & shoe.

The card base is black with a layer of real red, edges embossed and then a layer of Bo Bunny dp also embossed with the Butterfly EF.

I used the Sketch from Freshly Made Sketches FMS4!

Please play along, just make a card or project with some type of embossing and upload your creation to the Totally Stampalicious Blog!

Have a Great Day!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

FMS4, Clapperboard Riley!

Hello, The winners of the Riley and Company Blog Hop have been drawn, you can check out the winners here!

I've been wanting to play in the new Freshly Made Sketch Challenges, and I finally got a chance, this is for FMS4!

I used the Clapperboard Riley, I thought it would make a great Birthday card, so I left the sign blank so I can add in the age of the Birthday person!

I coloured Riley with copics and sponged around the edge with Tim Holtz antique linen. The tag is popped up, along with the large star.

It didn't seemed balanced, so I added 2 tiny stars on the right hand side.

Stamps: Clapperboard Riley
Paper: black, soft suede, crumb cake, white, DP mocha morning
Ink: memento tuxedo black
Accessories: copics, die-namics, star punches, 1/2" circle punch, cropadile, ribbon, dimensionals, MS star punch

Have a Great Day!