Sunday, March 30, 2014

Show Us Your Metal

It's time for another Corrosive Challenge. Make sure you are checking the blog to see if you've been a winner. We don't want you to miss out on any of the wonderful images our sponsor's offer as prizes. Now on to this fortnight challenge. 
Corrosive Challenge #195 
we want you to
 "Show Us Your Metal." 
We want to see your projects incorporating metal embellishment/hardware. For this challenge our sponsor is Delicious Doodles and they are offering 4 free digis to the challenge winner. So now it's time to dig down into your crafting arsenal and create something fabulous. Be sure to stop by the blog for more inspiration from the rest of the design team and to enter your own creation.

Quiet Contemplation - image
Copic Markers
Kraft cardstock base
DCWV "Mariposa" design paper
Misc cardstock
Ranger embossing powder
Rhinestone bling
Flowers from Close to My Heart Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Martha Stewart branch punch
Spellbinders Nestabilities "Circle" die
Tim Holtz mini brad and "thoughts" metal embellishment.

Challenges entered
Sunflower Fields Designs - Birthdays and or Flowers
Craftitude - Anything Goes or Add a Brad/ Eyelet
Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge - Mother's Day
The Stamping Boutique - Add Doodling
Southern Girls - Floral Frenzy


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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

One of A Kind

I love using dies and Frantic Stamper has an awesome variety. For my card I used Heart Felt Creations Raindrops on Roses design paper, Frantic Stamper Ticket Stubs  (FRA-Die-09142), Sunburst Panel (FRA-Die-09141), Loretta (FRA-Die-09091). The base is Kraft cardstock. I added purchased and Cricut Close To My Heart flowers from the Art Philosophy cartridge and added branches cut with the Martha Stewart medium branch punch. The organza ribbon bow and corner bling was added for some additional interest. I finish the whole thing off by added Tim Holtz Distress Ink for more of a vintage look! The sentiment is from My Creative Time.

Challenges entered
Everybody-Art-Challenge - on Cute Card
Papertake Weekly - For Mum (or A Girlie)
Tuesday Throwdown - Tic Tac Toe
Lexi's Creations - Punches & Dies
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge -  Anything Goes
Card and Scrap - Use lace and/or Ribbon
Doodle Pantry - Any Digi Goes

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Corrosive Challenge #195

It's time for another Corrosive Challenge and just in time for St. Patrick's day we're 

Our challenge for this fortnight is sponsored by The Stamping Chef  They are offering 3 free digis to the winner. This challenge has three options. Select as many as you'd like: 1) use the photo color inspiration 2) create a St. Patrick's Day project 3) use something recycled on your creation. Be sure to stop by the Corrosive Challenge blog for more inspiration from the design team and to enter your own creation! Good luck and hope to see you there.

Red Carpet Reanne - image
Copic Markers
Kraft Cardstock
Miscellaneous papers
Foil paper
White core paper
Dienamics "fish tails" die
Spellbinder Nestabilities "circle" die
Spellbinder Nestabilities "rectangle" die
Spellbinder Nestabilities "square" die
Cuddlebug "spots" embossing folder
Tim Holtz "vintage photo" Distress ink
Close To My Heart sentiment
Grosgrain ribbon
Swirl rhinestone bling
White Gelly Roll pen

Challenges entered
Cards Galore Encore - Use a stamp or digi stamp
Connie Can Crop - Green with Envy
Die Cut Divas - Lets Emboss it
One Sweet Challenge - We all scream for Green
Craft for the Craic - Something Green
Cut it Up - Green for St,Patrick's Day or Spring
Digi Haven – Use at Least 3 Different Shades of Green
Get Inky! - Green/ St.Patty's Day

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Winning Challenges

I have thought about this subject long and hard. It has been on my mind for more than a year but I am sick of it and will not keep quiet any longer. Is it only me or are there other card/scrapbook page creators that have been gypped out of challenge winnings?? I've won many challenges for which I've never received the prizes. In one challenge I contacted the person no less that five times and each time it was a different excuse...I got married, I was out of the country, I'm putting it in the mail etc. (BTW the prize was supposed to be a Stampin' Up set). Lies, all lies. Until this point I've said nothing on my blog about but that is going to end. If a prize can be revoked if you don't contact them in a certain amount of days, they should also be ratted out if they renege on a prize. BEWARE. If you stiff me on a prize you've been warned. As a matter of fact I think I'll permanently post their name in my sidebar for their atrocity for all to see!

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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Music Soothes the Soul

In case you didn't know, I play 1st violin in a string quartet. I love any kind of stamp, die or paper with a musical theme. 

This card features a die and stamp from the Frantic Stamper. The stamp is Frantic Stamper Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Music Collage (FRA-CLG - 7003) and the die is Frantic Stamper Precision Dies Musical Score (FRA-Die- 09043). I colored the stamp with Copic Markers and highlighted both the horn and clarinet with Stickles. The corner die is from Spellbinders Nestabilities and cut with foil paper. The sentiment is from Close To My Heart while the final touch was the swirl bling from Forever in Time.

Challenges entered
Eclectic Ellapu - Vintage
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
That Craft Place -  Anything Goes.
Card and Scrap - Use Dies
Cards Galore Encore - Use a stamp or digi stamp
Crazy 4 Challenges - Be Sentimental
My Sheri Crafts -  Bling it on
Red Rubber Inspirationals - must have stamping: Stamp your own background

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

100% Rugged

As soon as I received the Frantic Stamper "Cowboy Accessories" dies I knew exactly the image I would pair them with. Using the Kenny K "Tex" digi stamp, I colored it with Copic Markers and highlighted the belt buckles with a glitter pen. I inked in clouds around the image with a stencil and Close To My Heart ink. When I think Of cowboys I think of plaid. I dug around in my stash and found the plaid design paper as well as the burlap. The cowboy hat was cut with craft foam while the horseshoe and the boot spur were cut with foil paper. I left the "cut-outs" of the dies intact for a different look. I crocheted the "rope" with baker's twine. The sentiment was also cut with a Frantic Stamper "Ticket Stubs" die. The sentiment is from Close To My Heart.


Challenges entered
Divas by Design - Masculine
Nutcrafters - Masculine
Sisterhood of Crafters - Masculine
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - Use A Mask Or Stencil
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
Card Mania - Use a Sentiment
Anyone for Anya - Masculine or Grungy
613 Avenue Create -  Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Use your Stash.
Glitter n Sparkle - Add a Sentiment.

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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Corrosive Challenge #194

March is finally here and as the fable goes "Comes in like a lion, goes out like a lamb!" Here in Michigan we are still up to our ears in snow and several inches fell today! But I digress. We're here to talk about the Corrosive Challenge. This week we are sponsored by Meljens Designs

They are offering four (4) uncolored digis to the winner. For this fortnight, we want you to
Be sure to stop by the Corrosive Challenge blog for more inspiration from the rest of the design team and to enter your project.

Meljens image
Copic Markers
My Creative Time sentiment
Bo Bunny design papers
Kraft cardstock
Liquid Pearls
Ek success "pet prints"
White Gelly Roll pen
Rhinestone bling
Snowflake & Mitten brad
Foam dots

Challenges entered
Crafty Calendar - Animal Antics
My Time to Craft - Cats & Dogs
Brown Sugar - Color
Paper Shelter Challenge - animal

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