Monday, November 29, 2010


Well, on to Day 2 at Simply Betty Stamps and this time the inspiration was The Grinch!
I've been dying to use Elfin Miller on a card (I love the shocked look on his face) and thought he'd be a perfect fit for this one.
I added one of my favourite quotes from the book and the red bling heart to finish him off.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Day 1 of 12 Days of Christmas

Over at Simply Betty Challenges, they are doing the 12 Days of Christmas...with a Twist! lol
Day 1 challenge was to use any Simply Betty Stamps Halloween image and create a Christmas card with it.
Now, to be honest, I came close to passing on this challenge, thinking it would be too difficult, but I brainstormed a bit, and this is what I came up with.
I coloured Witch Betty in red and Green, used a snow marker and actual cocoa to try and make it look like she was brewing hot chocolate in her cauldron and then gave her a big old candycane as a stir stick. The sentiment is from a Hero Arts stamp, but it was way too big for the card, so I typed it out on my computer. Papers are Cocoa by Upsydaisy and Royal Bliss by Sassafrass Lass, and a few little Bella Baubles finished it off.
Can't wait for Day 2 Challenge!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sketch Challenge

I may be getting the hang of this blog thing...I'm trying anyways.  There are just so many challenges out there that I'd like to participate in....I need a time machine or something to keep up. Anyways....

This week's challenge at Stamptacular Sunday was to use this great Sketch by Cheri (Graphicat).

I used my favourite MFT stamp called 'Merry Christmas?', coloured with Copics, paper by K&Company, covered the martini glass with Glossy Accents, then added a few gems to finish off the tree.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


This week's challenge was called Design Team Inspiration, and we were to choose one of the projects of the design team members and use them as our inspiraton. There was alot of great ideas there, but I love sketches, so I went with Cheri's.
I also decided to break away from my always traditional Christmas card colours of red, green and gold and challenge myself by using shades of blue. I seem to have accumulated quite the collection of Whipper Snapper snowmen stamps (I used Snowtime for this card) and have fallen head over heals in love with the Bo Bunny Midnight Frost line....I put them together and this was my take on Cheri's sketch.
Thanks for the great challenge!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

SIMPLY BETTY ~ Challenge #5

I'm excited about this challenge for a few's my first Christmas card of the season...I'm using one of the adorable Punky Teens Christmas digis....AND... the sketch is by Cheri.
Now...even though I was cursing alot trying to tie the dang bow....thanks for the great sketch Cher.
Now for the deets...I used imaginisce 'Swirly Snowflakes' and Reminisce 'Frosted Forest' papers, the Becky image by Simply Betty, coloured with Copics, and a few embellishments by Making Memories.