Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Favorite Things

Happy Thanksgiving!
Today at Delightful Challenges we are celebrating our FAVORITE THINGS - in a crafty sense that is.  We are challenging you to use your favorite embellishments or techniques.

For my card I've used the Snowball Sarah image from Digital Delights by Louby Loo.

Some of my favorite crafty things (indicated with a *) used in the creation of this card are:
*Spellbinders die cuts - Labels 8
*Stickles - Frosted Lace
Martha Stewart Punches - Holly leaves
*Wink of Stella Brush glitter pen
*Fun fold card base - Ornate Fold Over from SVGCuttingfiles
VersaMagic Chalk Ink, DCWV Christmas Combo Stack, Copic Markers, Pearls

Please join us in this week's challenge by linking your project HERE.
You'll be entered to win a prize provided by

I'm entering this card in
Shopping Our Stash - #129 Holiday or Winter (had the paper stack for 3 years)
Sweet Stamps - #145 The Holidays

Have a wonderful day!!


Snow Kisses

Hello Crafty Friends,
  Today I wanted to share another image from the Chibi Snowmen release at Digi My World.  I love snowmen and having both the Traditional and Chibi sets just gives me so many possibilities.

I also love having a complete set of card bases close at hand.  It sure makes it easy to create fun fold cards.  This is the Center Step Open Circle card base from SVG Cutting Files.

Supplies used to create this card:
Digital image:  Chibi Snowmen - Digi My World
Cardstock:  Reflections - Frosty Cabin
Sentiment:  K Andrew Designs
Markers:  Copics
Scrapper's Spools, buttons, Liquid Applique, glitter, Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella brush glitter pen, Gill snowflake punch

If you're celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow, may you and yours have a happy and blessed day.  If you're celebrating Hanukkah, best wishes for the start of a beautiful holiday season.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A Wine Bottle Tag

Hello Crafty Friends,
Today I'd like to share a large tag I made to place on a bottle being taken as a host gift for Thanksgiving.  For this design team project I used the Tag Ornamental cut file from Paper Crafting World.

I cut the tag on my Cameo without resizing the file.  The tag is 4 x 7.5 which is a great size to place on a wine bottle.  I think it will be a "stand-alone" decoration.  The tag has 3 mat layers then the ornamental design.

I also used the Cricut Flower Shoppe cartridge to cut out these flowers.  I cut them from white paper and used my VersaMagic Chalk ink to color them.  Then I burnished them on a soft mat so they would have some dimension before layering each one.  The leaves were punched with the Martha Stewart double leaf punch.  The ribbon is hand-died crinkle ribbon.    Finally, I made a quick banner tag to add to the top using a stamp from Bug Bites Autumn Splendor set.

Thanks for joining me today.  I hope your holiday season is off to a great start and that you and yours will have a blessed and happy Thanksgiving.


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

To Warm You Up

Hi Friends,
We're challenging you to create Anything BUT a Card at Delightful Challenges.
I decided on this hot chocolate folder although it could be used to send pictures, a gift card, or money.  I love this image of Snowie Lola from Digital Delights by Louby Loo.

Here's the folder opened:

This is what it looks like closed:

Supplies used for this project:
Digital Image:  Snowie Lola - Digital Delights by Louby Loo
Cardstock: Frosty Cabin - DCWV
Markers: Copics
Punches: Snowflakes - Martha Stewart, EK Success, Marvy Uchida, McGill
Punches: Scalloped Circles - EK Success
Sentiment: Digital Delights by Louby Loo
Ribbon, Wink of Stella Glitter Brush pens, Signo White Gel pen (fine)

You can enter your project for a chance to win 3 sets from

Just visit the Delightful Challenges Blog.

I'm entering this card in
Clear it Out Challenge - Anything Goes with a Snowflake  (punches and papers are stash items)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Make it Fancy (must be a square)
Scrap-Creations - Make it Sparkle


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Santa's Helper

Hi Crafty Friends!
Are you ready for another fabulous new release at Digi My World?  Ann is releasing 3 new sets in the store on Friday and all three are "must haves."  The sets are Chibi Snowmen, Chibi Penguins and Santa's Helpers.  Today I'm sharing one of the darling girls from the Santa's Helpers set.  This is Farah - love, love, love her!!
I decided it would be fun to join in the mixed media doll craze using this image.  The tag is 3 x 6" and I sized the image to 4" and cut her out using my Silhouette Cameo (so excited to use the print and cut feature!!)
Supplies used for this project:
Digital Stamp:  Digi My World - Santa's Helpers/Farah
Tag:  hand cut then stamped with Brilliance gold ink and script background stamp
Snowflakes: Martha Stewart and Marvy Ucheda
Markers: Copics
Scrapper's Spools, gems, Webster's Pages flower, tule, rickrack
Be sure to visit the DMW design team blog and leave a comment on each post this week.  You'll be entered to win one of the new sets being released on Friday - Woohoo!
Also, follow our Facebook Fan page for more chances to win and to see even more sneak peeks.

I'm entering this tag in
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Christmas
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Gobble til you Wobble!

Hi Crafty Friends,
So glad you stopped by.  I'd like to share a cute image from Paper Crafting World.  I think this Turkey Stuffed shows exactly how I feel after our family dinner LOL!

Supplies used for this card:
Digital image:  Paper Crafting World - Turkey Stuffed
Cardstock:  Imaginisce
Markers:  Copics
Punch:  Martha Stewart Double Leaf
Stamps: Bug Bites Autumn Splendor
VersaMagic Chalk Ink, Scrapper's Spools, Doodlebug button, Pearl Pen, brown

Here's the image from PCW

I'm entering this card in
Created with Love Challenges - #67 Anything Goes with Paper
Eureka Stamps - Thanksgiving Theme
Marker POP - #35 Turkey Time


Monday, November 18, 2013


Good Morning Crafty Friends,
I hope you had a great weekend!  I finished my second project for my Copic Class gals.  I'm using another image from Digi My World's Christmas Morning set but designed it as just a boy's card, not Christmas.
I intentionally left the banner blank and will fill in with a sentiment later. 
 I recently signed up for Marie Gamber's Backgrounds class at Color Me Creative.  I met Marie at a crop and just oooohed and ahhhed at her amazing Copic creations.  She takes coloring to a new and exciting level and I was thrilled when she shared that she taught online classes.  Anyway, I've just started the series and decided to add a little bit of her technique on this card.  It's called a "Marbleized" background.  I have a lot more to learn and will definitely need to practice, but it's sure fun.
Supplies used for this project:
Markers:  Copics
Cardstock:  Echo Park Bundle of Joy
Micron fine black pen, Signo white gel pen
rick rack

I'm entering this card in
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Anything Goes for kids
I hope this week is off to a great start.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Cuppa Cocoa

I've been working on my projects for my Copic class this month.  Although I've been teaching this group for almost 3 years, we continue to add new gals.  We have 4 newbies to Copic coloring so this month it's back to the basics.  I used this FREE image from Digi My World to create this hot chocolate pocket card.

Supplies used for this project:
Image: Cup of Cocoa (free digi image) - Digi My World
Cardstock:  Elf Magic Snowflake - Bo Bunny
Punch:  Snowflake - Martha Stewart
Markers: BG 000, 01, 02, 05, 07, W00, 01, R24
Wink of Stella Brush glitter pens, silver and clear
gems, ribbon, doily

I'd like to enter this card in these challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks - #161 Snowflakes
Sassy Studio Designs - #203 Not Your Typical Christmas
Digitally Sweet - Ribbons and Lace


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Thanks for Your Service

Hi Crafty Friends,
Today our challenge at Delightful Challenges is to focus on being Thankful.  This could mean a thank you to a veteran or service provider, celebrating Thanksgiving, or just creating a thank you in general.  I decided to honor those that protect by serving as police officers.
For my project, I used Policeman Peyton from Digital Delights by Louby Loo.

Supplies used for this project:
Digital Delights by Louby Loo: Policeman Peyton
Cardstock:  Karen Foster Designs
Markers: Copics
Baker's Twine (black), Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, VersaMagic Chalk Ink

You can join our challenge by linking your THANKFUL project to
Delightful Challenges for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to

Thanks for visiting.  Hope to see you again soon.


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Christmas Morning

Hello Everyone,
Today I want to share another project from the Digi My World new release, Christmas Morning.

Isn't she just the sweetest thing loving her new dolly on Christmas morning?  If you haven't visited the store to see the newest holiday releases, you really should.  They are delightful and so much fun to color.

Supplies used for this card:
Digi My World: Christmas Morning
Patterned Paper: DCWV Christmas Combo Stack
Ribbon: Celebrate It!
Markers: Copics

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Twisted Tuesday - Pop dots and Polka dots
Creative Creations Challenges - #23 Sparkle and Shine
MarkerPop! Challenge - #34 Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Challenge 23 Sparkle

So glad you came to visit today.

Mr. Turkey

Hello Crafty Friends,
I'm glad to be sharing another wonderful Thanksgiving image from Paper Crafting World. Today's card features Mr. Turkey Dressed and ready to celebrate!

I used the following supplies:
Paper Crafting World: Mr. Turkey Dressed
Card stock: Authentique
Spellbinders: Labels 3
VersaMagic Chalk Ink: Cranberry
Powderpuff Chalk Ink: Mocha Mama
Twine: America Crafts
Markers: Copics
Stamp: My Craft Spot - Happy Fall
Wink of Stella gold glitter brush

I designed this card for the Paper Crafting World Design Team Blog.  I hope you'll visit the blog for great ideas using PCW digi images and cut files.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges(s)
Get Inky! Challenge - Challenge 17 Thanks & Thanksgiving
Love to Create - Challenge 91 Thanksgiving/Thanks
Lexi's Creations - Challenge 103 Thanks/Thanksgiving

Thanks for stopping by.  

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Elf Up and Away!

It's new release time at Digital Delights by Louby Loo and the Delightful Challenges gals have the privilege of bringing you each new image.  Our theme for this release is ALL THAT GLITTERS. My image is Elf Up and Away.
When I saw this digi I just knew that I wanted to have lots of dimension along with sparkle and this step card was the perfect way.

Supplies used for this project:
Digital Delights by Louby Loo - Elf Up and Away
Cardstock: Eskimo Kisses by Basic Grey
Copic markers
Stickles - Frosted Lace and Diamond
Wink Stella Brush glitter pens (my new favorite thing!)

You can join in our challenge by linking your ALL THAT GLITTERS project to the
Delightful Challenges blog.  You could win a $15 store gift card from


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Trimming the Tree

Hello Crafty Friends,
Today I'm bringing you a sneak peek of digi goodness that will be released THIS FRIDAY at

It's time for me to start working on Christmas ( I "think" about it all the time, now I need to take action!).  Today's card features the Tree image from the Christmas Morning set and the Hanging Ornament image from the Getting Ready set.  Both sets will be available in the store on Friday.
I also used the Chunky Arched card 2 base cut file from SVG Cutting Files.  I did resize the mats so I could add an extra one.

I included this shot hoping you could better see the glitter on the tree, ornaments and the base.

Supplies used for this card:
Digi My World:  Getting Ready and Christmas Morning to be released on Friday
Cardstock:  DCWV Traditional Christmas Stack
Copic Markers
Wink Stella Brush glitter pens (by Zig) - these could become my new favorite thing!
Star punch, glitter cardstock, glittered rickrack
Images printed and cut on my Silhouette Cameo.

So glad you dropped by.  Be sure to visit the Digi My World blog to see more sneak peeks.


Harvest of Blessings

Hello Crafty Friends,
It's time to share my Tuesday Design Team project on the Paper Crafting World Design Team Blog.  Today I've created a card using the Harvest Blessing Cornucopia DS.

Supplies used for this project:
Digi:  Harvest Blessing Cornucopia DS  from PCW
Cardstock:  Kraft and patterned paper from my stash
Markers:  Copics
Ribbon:  American Crafts
Leaves:  Martha Stewart Double Punch
Scallop:  EK Success border punch
Roses:  handmade flowers by Jani of Paper Compulsions
Ink:  Powder Puff

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  I always love your supportive comments.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Quick and Easy Gift Bag

Good Morning,
I hope you all had a great start to November.  Hubs and I have both been battling colds so lots of down time around our house!
Well, I hate (yet love) to admit it, but the holidays are upon us and I really need to start DOING rather than just THINKING and PLANNING!  
Here's a quick gift bag I designed for my Copic class gals.  One of our ladies graciously gave me a number of her wooden stamps and this is one of them.  I love the primitive feel and thought it would be a simple coloring project for some of my new gals.  We have quite a span from monthly newbies to gals who've been with me for almost 3 years!  I try to design projects where everyone feels successful!

Join me tomorrow for my Paper Crafting World design team post and then again on Wednesday for a sneak peek at another fun and fabulous release from Digi My World.  And don't forget Thursday!  It's time for our monthly new release at Delightful Challenges (Digital Delights by Louby Loo).

Happy Monday!

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