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Hi everyone! I am a veterinary technician living in NY who loves to pen pal and make cards in my spare time. I have never been good at crafts since I can barely draw a straight line with a ruler but I was determined to give it a go.  I love learning all the different techniques and ways to craft. Follow me on my journey as I grow as a card maker!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Savvy Hand made cards - photo challenge

Time for a new challenge at Savvy Handmade Cards.  This week is a photo inspiration!


My DT card:

I used this yummy chocolate bar image from Bugaboo stamps. I colored it with my promarkers.  The pink hear paper is some digital paper from Scrappiness Designs.  I love their kits. I added some gems.  The sentiment comes with the image.  Card layout inspired by the sketch at Sunday Sketch and Stamp.



We would love to have you link up your projects today. 


Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges:
Sunday sketch and stamp - sketch

passion for promarkers - atg
i heart promarkers - love
milk coffee challenge - valentines
my heart pieces - love

Thursday, January 30, 2014

New kit at Scrappiness Designs!


How about keeping your dearest farm memories in a very special way? This kit is perfect for it! And you can also use it to decorate children's parties!
  • 38 elements (PNG files)
  • 16 papers (JPG files)
  • 300dpi
  • PU/S4H/S4O

New release at Scrappiness Designs! You all know how much I love the papers here! I had never used digital papers until I found this store.  I love them.  I will be having a few cards to post soon using some of the digital packs I have bought recently.  Be on the lookout.  Head on over and check out the new kit! Do you see that wood grain paper hiding in there??? Awesome!!

Paper Crafting Journey - Embossing

Hey all.  Time for a new challenge at Paper Crafting Journey.  Our theme this week is Embossing.  Sassy Studio Designs is our generous sponsor for this challenge. 

My DT card:



 I got to work with this awesome image.  I colored her with promarkers.  All the papers are from a new mat stack I got.  I embossed the red panel with a heart embossing folder.  I tried to emboss the sentiment. Looks like I need a bit of work with that but I won't give up.  A flower from my stash was used.  Card layout was inspired by the sketch at Chocolate. coffee and cards.

 We would love to have you link up your projects featuring embossing today!

Hugs,

Erin

Entering in the following challenges :
chocolate coffee and cards - sketch

crafting for all seasons - for the girls
craft mojo - new
passion for promarkers atg
party time tuesdays - atg
eureka stamps -
the pink elephant - love

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

CIO - Blue, ribbon challenge

Time for a new challenge at the Clear It Out challenge blog.

Sponsor: Lacy Sunshine
Stash:ribbon, twine or fibres
Theme: Colour challenge- blues

My DT card:

I used this adorable sticky wings bath image from Lacy Sunshine.  How cute is she? I colored her with promarkers.  The paper, handmade bow and gems are all from my stash.  I added some stickles to the bubbles to make them shine.  A bit of glossy accents was used on the eyes to make them look more"real." Huge fan of glossy accents.  I used circle and scalloped circle dies for the image.  My stampin up oval and scalloped oval punches were used for the sentiment. Card layout inspired by the sketch at The House that stamps built.

 For more DT inspiration and to link up your projects head here! We would love for you to come play with us!

Hugs,

Erin

Entering in the following challenges:
 The house that stamps built -sketch
milkcoffee challenge - mono
crafty catz - mono
delicious doodles - ribbon

Fan-Tastic Tuesday Cute and Sweet

A new challenge is starting at Fan-Tastic Tuesday where it's hip to be square! The theme is Cute and Sweet.  Di's Digi is the sponsor.  Don't you just love her digis? Just remember our simple rule is that you must enter a square card.



My DT card:


I used this adorable image that is currently in the sale section of her shop!I colored him with promarkers.  All the papers are from my stash. I added snowflakes with my snow writer and some cardstock 3d snowflake stickers.  The sentiment is a freebie from Create with TLC punched with stampin up oval and scalloped oval punches. The ribbon is a new die that I got myself for Christmas. I made it with glitter cardstock and added a cute gem. Card layout inspired by the sketch at A Creative Romance.




For more DT inspiration and to link up your projects head here! We would love to have you play with us!


Hugs,

Erin

Entering in the following challenges:
A creative romance - sketch
paper makeup stamps - blues
eureka stamps - atg
artistic inspirations animals
party time tuesdays atg
the sisterhood of crafters - snowflakes
stampin with the dragon - winter blues
totally gorjuss - furtastic
cupcake inspirations - photo inspir
craftyhazelnuts christmas challenge
scribble and scrap

Sunday, January 26, 2014

From the heart progressive challenge

Hey all! I have been wanting to start playing with some of the progressive challenges that some challenge blogs have. From the heart is giving away this super cute image for the month of January to play in their progressive challenge! I am so happy to have found the time to play.

I colored the image with promarkers.  I need to read some tutorials on how to color furry friends better.  The paper and glitter ribbon is from my stash.  I added some bling from a sticker pack.  This is going to be the perfect Valentine for my friend who loves cats!

Entering in the following challenges:
from the heart stamps - monthly challenge


Sketch @ Hobby Cutz Challenge Blog

Time for a new challenge at Hobby Cutz. This week our theme is a sketch.  I just love sketch challenges. Our sponsor this week is 

 The sketch:




My DT card:







I got to work with this cute cupid image.  I colored him with my promarkers.  All the papers are from a new mat stack.  I added some ribbon and a flower with a pearl center.  I added some stickles to his wings. The sentiment is a matching die and stamp set from My Creative Time.  I used some glitter mod podge on the laser cut from Hobby Cutz.  I love this heart cut.  Don't you?



For more DT inspiration and to link up head here.


Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges:
my mums craft shop - love
the pink elephant - pink and red
divas by design - atg
the paper shelter - digi and sentiment
my heart pieces - love
crafty girls - atg
cute card thursday - sweet

GnS - Bling it Up

Time for a new challenge at Glitter n Sparkle. Our theme this week is Bling it on.  The sponsors are :

Crafty Sentiments  3 images

Qkr Stampede 5 images from Store

Stamping Boutique 3 images or 4 if winner used a stamping boutique image



My card:

I used a qkr stampede image called Star Catcher. I colored him with my promarkers.  I used papers form my stash.  The star paper was so hard to photograph.  I used glossy accents on the helmet.  I added some gem stars and rhinestones for bling.  I used a star diecut to put little bits of stars started to float onto the card.  The sentiment was computer generated. Card layout inspired by the sketch at Sketch Saturday.



Hugs,

Erin

Entering in the following challenges
sketch saturday - sketch





We would love to have you link up with us today!  

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Suzy Bee's - Add some ribbon

Time for a new challenge at Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge Blog. Our sponsor this week is Stitchy Bear.  The theme is add some ribbon. 

I used this Bonnet Day image from Stitchy Bears.  I colored the image with my promarkers.  All the papers are from my stash.  I added a glitter banner that I made with my new die from La La Land.  I added a handmade bow, flower and rhinestones. Glossy accents were used on the frosting.  


Head on over to the blog to link up and see more DT inspiration.

Entering in the following challenges:
deep ocean challenge - bday
paper take weekly - bow and die
paper pretties - atg
whimsy stamps - new
crafting for all seasons - for the girls
crafting by designs - girls

Friday, January 24, 2014

Catch the Bug Sketch

Hey all! Here is another entry for the Catch the Bug Birthday bash.  This one is for the sketch challenge day! I am hoping to get the rest of the cards made later as I really want to finish the whole week of challenges but for some reason all my ink wants to smear! Huge sigh..... I will try not to be too disappointed in myself if I can't finish.  It has just been one of those weeks for me here.  Anyway. on to my card.

I used this adorable bear cook image from Bugaboo images.  I colored him with my promarkers.  All the papers are from my stash.  I used some new cardstock banners under the glitter ribbon.  Some pearls were added as well.  I used circle and scalloped circle dies around the image.  The sentiment is from Bugaboo as well I think!

Hugs,
Erin

Entering in the following challenges:
catch the bug birthday bash

Scrappiness Designs Super Six and DT call at Hobby Cutz


Scrappiness Designs is having a super six sale! Six for $1! Don't you just love the kits over there? I know I am in love with the papers.  Now if only I could keep my color ink in stock so I can show you some of my work created with it! My goal for next time!




Also one of my DT blogs is having a DT call! Wouldn't you love to be part of the awesome team at Hobby Cutz Challenges. I would love to have you working with me on the team!


So if you are interested in becoming part of the DT for Hobbycutz all you have to do is enter the challenge and add DT behind your name. I will be running the DT Call over the next two challenges. Please share this info with all your crafty friends if you know of anyone interested in some Dt work?
Each DT member will receive a £30 voucher at the start of the DT term, this is for purchasing some Laser cuts to start off with, please note that this excludes postage, so all postage is payable by the DT members. 

As a DT member you will also enjoy a 20% discount for any purchases during your DT term from the Hobbycutz Website.
You will have to make one project every two weeks which is due by the Thursday Morning prior to the Challenge at the latest. All you need to do is add DT after your entry to this weeks challenge which is layers.

Owl Card for Kids

Hi all! I am so behind with my posts for the Catch the Bug birthday bash.  I haven't been feeling well this week so my crafting hasn't been happening.  I made this CAS card for my niece who loves owls just as much as I do!







This adorable image and sentiment is from Bugaboo Stamps. The image was colored with promarkers.  All the papers are from my new birthday mat stack.  I added some cute owls that are double layered and propped up on foam dots for decoupage. Some ribbon and a handmade bow were used.  Card layout inspired by the sketch at Feeling Sketchy.




Hugs,

Erin

Entering in the following challenges:

Feeling sketchy- sketch

 Catch the bug birthday bash

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Paper Crafting Journey First post

OMG, I have exciting news.  I have been accepted to the Paper Crafting Journey Design team! I am sooooo  happy and excited! I can't believe they asked me to join them! Woo hoo!!! Have you linked up into the current challenge we have going on yet? The theme is Vintage/Shabby/Distressed! Our sponsors are :


They are offering the winner a $10 to their wonderful online store!  That's a whopper of a prize!

They are offering the winner a $5 Gift Certificate to use in their online store! 



My DT card:






How adorable is this super cute image from Digital Delights? I colored her with my promarkers.  All the papers are from my new Vintage Christmas mat stack. I love them.  I added some mesh ribbon and a handmade by me bow! The sentiment is a chipboard sticker.  I added some heart punches.  I used some frantage around the image.  I am still trying to get the hang out how to use it correctly.  It's fairly new to me but so much fun to use! The card layout is inspired by Deconstructed Sketch 133.

We would love to have you join us with our current challenge.  To link up and see more DT inspiration click here.  I can't wait to see what you all come up with.




Hugs,

Erin



Entering in the following challenges:
Deconstructed sketches - sketch



one crazy stamper - atg
great impressions - new paper
artistic inspirations - ribbon
promarker challenge blog
whimsy stamps - new paper
inky impressions - ribbon
divas by design - atg
the paper shelter - digi and sentiment
crafting for all seasons - for the girls
digistamps4joy - ribbon
crafting by designs - girls
crafts and me challenge - use a heart
digidesignchallengeblog -spots and dots
crafthazelnuts christmas challenge
scribble and scrap - atg
craft mojo - new paper

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Humorous Birthday Card

Hey all. Did you know that Catch the Bug is having a week long Birthday bash? I am totally in for getting all the projects done.  They are offering some awesome prizes.  One of them being another guest designer spot.  I won one last time and would to extend my DT time with bugaboo.  I love their images. Don't you? Today's challenge was to make a funny birthday card. 






I used another Bugaboo image. All the papers are from my stash.  I colored her with my promarkers. I added a handmade bow and buttons. Some glossy accents were added to her glasses.  Card layout inspired by the sketch at i heart card sketches.

Entering in the following challenges:
catch the bug
i heart card sketches - sketch

jellypark challenges - button and bow
artistic inspirations - ribbon
love to create - button

Catch the bug - tic tac toe

Hey all. Did you know that Catch the Bug is having a week long Birthday bash? I am totally in for getting all the projects done.  They are offering some awesome prizes.  One of them being another guest designer spot.  I won one last time and would to extend my DT time with bugaboo.  I love their images. Don't you?  This card is for the tic tac toe challenge.

I did the free, bugaboo image, and ribbon.  I used this adorable image from Bugaboo. I colored him with my promarkers.  All the papers are from a new stack that I just got.  Distress stickles were added to the cupcake for frosting.  I added a handmade bow and some clear pearls.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC.   I think I will add this card to the donation basket I am making for the little child who needs a transplant. Such a good cause.  I hope you liked my birthday card! See you later with more birthday posts!



Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges:
Catch the bug birthday bash
sparkle n sprinkle - glitter
craftyhazelnuts' patterned paper
card mania - atg
artistic inspirations - ribbon
creative craft challenge - new paper
deep ocean challenge blog - bday
passion for promarkers - ribbon
craftitude ribbon and pearls
card and scrap - bling
craft mojo - new paper


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Catch the bug - color inspiration

Hey all. Did you know that Catch the Bug is having a week long Birthday bash? I am totally in for getting all the projects done.  They are offering some awesome prizes.  Todays card is with the color challenge.

Did you also know that Monday was national penguin day? At least. I'm pretty sure I read that somewhere.  This is another adorable Bugaboo image.  I colored him with my promarkers.  All the papers are from a new stack that I just got.  Glossy accents were used on the balloon and stickles on the bow.  I added some gems.  A strip of ribbon that I won in a blog hop from Some Odd Girl was used.  The sentiment is from TLC. I used circle die cuts for the image and mat.  Card layout was inspired by the sketch at Mojo Monday.


Hugs,


Erin



entering in the following challenges:
mojo monday - sketch
craftyhazelnuts patterned paper
crafty sentiments - birthday
creative craft challenge - new
deep ocean challenge - bday
die cuttin divas - penguin


CIO - Copycat

New challenge time at Clear It Out Challenge Blog.

Sponsor: StitchyBear Outlet


Stash: Anything goes

Theme:  Copy cat- a past DT card or one from this challenge.  Pick any DT card made and copy it!


 My DT card:

I used one part of the Lil Cowgirl and Cowboy set by Lil Diva Stamps that can be found here. My grandfather's birthday is coming up.  This will be a perfect card for him.  He loves cowboys and westerns. I colored him with my promarkers. The sentiment was stamped from a clear stamp set from fiskars.  The embellishments are all 3D stickers that are decoupaged. I love 3D stickers.  All the papers are from my stash.  I used circle and scalloped circle dies on the image. Card layout was inspired by the sketch at Creative Card Crew and Seems a little sketchy.   I will  have to get a box to mail out this card.  All the extra bling makes it hard to fit in an envelope safely.



For more inspirations and to link up your projects head here.  We would love to have you join us!

Hugs,

Erin

Entering in the following challenges:
creative card crew - sketch
Seems a little sketchy

Make it Feminine

New challenge time at Fan Tastic Tuesday.Our theme this week is make it Feminine.  Our sponsor is Sparkle and Sprinkle.



My DT creation:

I got to work with this cute image called Vivian.  I colored her with promarkers.  I used papers from my stash.  I added some lace. I added handmade crochet flowers. I glued a cameo on to one flower.  I think it looks so cute.  I love it!  Card layout inspired by the sketch at the Outlawz.



We would love to have you join us this week. Click here to link up your creations and see more DT inspiration.



Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges:
The outlawz sketch

Monday, January 20, 2014

CFTH - Challenge 5

A new challenge starts today at Crafting From the Heart Challenge blog.   Our theme is Anything goes or the optional fancy fold. Head on over to link up your projects and to see more DT inspiration.

Anything Goes/Fancy Folds
Sponsors
The Doodle Garden
offering a prize of  3 digis
The Doodle Garden
Papernest Dolls
Offering aprize of $25 to spend in shop
The Paper Nest Dolls


My DT card:
How adorable is this image from Doodle Garden?  I colored her with my promarkers and fussy cut the image.  I used a frame die cut to mat the image on.  This is my first ever gate fold card.  I don't have a scoreboard yet so this was a bit tricky for me to make.  Hopefully I will get one for my birthday! Anyway, I think it turned out pretty nice for my first time.  I added some yellow glitter to her body. You can't really see it very well in photo. The papers are from my stash.  I added some flowers and gemstones.  I stamped the inside with a birthday sentiment on the inside from a clear set of stamps by Fiskars.  Next time  I think I will add some panels on the inside as well to make it more decorative.

Inside look:




Hugs,

Erin



Entering in the following challenges:
digistamps4joy - glitter n sparkle
moving along with the times - girly
the crafters cafe - bling
crafts 4 eternity - folds
scribble and scrap - atg
sparkle n sprinkle - glitter
one crazy stamper - atg
natalie and amy - girls
lexi's creations- folds


CFTH - ATG/Fancy Folds

A new challenge starts today at Crafting From the Heart Challenge blog.   Our theme is Anything goes or the optional fancy fold.

Anything Goes/Fancy Folds
Sponsors
The Doodle Garden
offering a prize of  3 digis
The Doodle Garden
Papernest Dolls
Offering aprize of $25 to spend in shop
The Paper Nest Dolls


My DT card:


My first card follows the ATG theme.  The image is from Paper Nest Dolls.  She was so much fun to color with my promarkers. I used papers from my stash.  Some glitter ribbon and pearls were added.  Some stickles were added to the cupcakes.  The sentiment was punched with scalloped oval and oval punches from stampin up. 


Hugs,

Erin


Entering in the following challenges:
craftyhazelnut's patterned paper
sparkle n sprinkle - glitter
the crafting cafe - atg
digistamps4joy-glitter n sparkle
moving along with the times - girls
sister act card challenge - atg
brown sugar - atg 
crafty calendar - celebrate
natalie and amy - girls

the papernest dolls atg