Saturday, October 29, 2011

Best Witches for a Happy Halloween! -Sketch Saturday Challenge #179!!


Hope everyone is having a great weekend so far!!
As I write this, my weekend hasn't even started yet...lol...I'm most likely in bed when this posts! I'm definitely looking forward to the weekend...for it to be over anyways!! This may be the first time I can't wait for Monday to get here, as Halloween is on Monday...lol!! My boys actually picked out some scary costumes this year! They usually go as cartoon characters or something cute, but I guess since they are a little older now, they want to be scary! One is going as a zombie, one as a monster and my littlest is going as a skelebones!! I just can't wait for the (their) candy...I'm so bad...and besides they would never be able to eat it all themselves! Reese's are my fav!! :D

In other news...my 8 year old fractured his arm on Thursday while he was at school so he has a temporary splint and wrap until he gets his cast. All he could think about was how much cooler his zombie costume is going to look with his wrapped arm...lol! He has little pain but he is doing fine and I'm a little less stressed knowing he will not need surgery!

Anyways...onto my card and what you're really here for...lol! Since it's Saturday, that means it's time for a new challenge and new sketch at "Sketch Saturday"!! I absolutely had so much fun with this sketch...lots of ways you could play around with this one!


Hope my card inspired you to play along too!

Here's the sketch...be sure to stop over and check out all the the other wonderful inspiration the team has come up with!!


This week we are sponsored by the "Craft Barn"!


This weeks lucky winner will receive a pack of 6 Flexmarkers worth over £15!



This is my very first and last Halloween card of the year...which I'm so sad about, because Halloween cards are so much fun to create!! But I just didn't seem to find the time this year to make more. Oh well there's always next year!

The super adorable image I used for my card is a digi stamp from Roberta's shop "Prairie Fairy Designs"! She is "Witchy Gillian" and can be found in the shop HERE!


The sentiment is one I created myself to match the image...I love the way it turned out! I don't really like how the pictures turned out however. Most of the papers I used for my card are really glittery and sparkly and the ribbon as well...but you can't really tell from the pics. The spiders are actually some spider rings I bought for the kiddos and just clipped the ring parts off...lol! I finally got a chance to use my new 'Gothic Fence' border punch from "Martha Stewart"! And as with all of Roberta's Gilly images wearing glasses...I used Glossy accents for her eyes. Her cape, boots and broom have a bit of Stickles for even more sparkle!


All the buttons I use are from "Button Bonanza"!

I kept it kinda simple on the inside to show off the cool purple paper with the bats!


I added another spider on the message panel...Doesn't it look cool?!


CARD INGREDIENTS:

SIZE: 6 x 6
STAMPS: Prairie Fiary Designs Digi Stamp -"Witchy Gilly" and Sentiment is my own
COLORING MEDIUM and INK: PrismaColor colored pencils and OMS. White gel pen for highlights.
LAYOUT: Sketch Saturday -"Sketch #179"
PAPERS: DCWV & Prima
EMBELLISHMENTS: "Button Bonanza" buttons, spider rings from stash, green checkered ribbon and glittery purple ribbon
TOOLS: Spellbinders dies (Circles), Cuttlebug Spider Web embossing folder, Cuttlebug Machine, "Martha Stewart" Gothic Fence border punch, Easy bow maker and Sewing machine
OTHER:Stickles , Glossy Accents and pop up 3D Dimensionals


CARD WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGES:

Crafty Catz -"Halloween"
Fussy and Fancy -"3 B's -Black, Border Punch and Bling"
Glitter Geeks -"Ghosts and Ghouls, Spiders and Spooks"
Card Makin' Mamas -"Cut it Out (Use Die Cuts)"
Totally Paper Crafts -"Glitter It"
Wags 'n Whickers -"Black Plus Ribbons or Pearls"
Delightful Sketches -"Purple, Orange, Green and Black"
Charisma Cardz -"Anything Goes"
Fab 'n' Funky -"Halloween"

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Mistletoe Kisses and Christmas Wishes! -Pink Ink Sketch Challenge #8!


Yay another Christmas card accomplished...I think it's only my 3rd one of the year...lol. I think next year I'm going to start working on them through the year...cause I still have a lot to go!!

The layout I'm using today is an awesome sketch from "Pink {INK} Sketch Challenge"!


The card I'm sharing today features an adorable "Prairie Fairy Designs" image...when I seen her, I knew I just had to create a card with her! She is called 'Mistletoe Kisses Gilly' and can be found in Roberta's shop HERE! I was inspired to create the sentiment for my card today to match Roberta's sweet image.


I'm really not liking the way my pics turned out this morning...kinda dark...but I got frustrated re-taking pics and playing with it...lol. So this as good as they are going to get.


I used some sparkly "Glamour Dust" glitter on the image and this is the first time using "Tim Holtz" white crackle paint for the edges and on the flowers...not too sure if I like the way it turned out? I also used some "Tattered Angels" Glitter Glam paint around the edges and flowers, on top of the paint to make it sparkly!


I finally found me some of those filigree corner pieces...I think I'm in love...lol!!

Followed the same layout inside...


CARD INGREDIENTS:

SIZE: 6 x 6
STAMPS: Prairie Fiary Designs Digi Stamp -"Mistletoe Kisses Gilly" and Sentiment is my own
COLORING MEDIUM and INK: PrismaColor colored pencils and OMS
LAYOUT: Pink {INK} Sketch -"Sketch #8"
PAPERS: DCWV & Prima
EMBELLISHMENTS: Flat back pearls, Filigree corners, Vintage lace and Flowers and Crystal Stems are from "WOC"
TOOLS: Spellbinders dies (Big Scalloped Circles and Circles), Cuttlebug Machine and Sewing machine
OTHER: Glamour Dust Glitter, "Tim Holtz" white crackle paint, "Tattered Angels" Glimmer Glam, Glossy Accents and pop up 3D Dimensionals

CARD WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGES:

Party Time Tuesdays -"Anything Goes"
Clear it Out -"Trims"
Make it Monday -"Always Anything Goes"
Christmas Inspirations -"Die Cuts or Punches"
PanPastel -"Glitter and Glitz"
Little Claire's -"Christmas"
Totally Gorjuss -"Pastel Christmas"
Emerald Faeries -"Flowers, Flowers, Flowers"

Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Hope This Year is Your Best One Yet! Sketch Saturday Challenge #178!!


This week has literally flown right on by!! But that's ok, because it's the weekend and I love my weekends!  I especially love Saturdays, because that means it's time for another great sketch to play with over at "Sketch Saturday"!!

Here's a little inspiration to get you started...


Here's the sketch...be sure to stop over and check out all the the other wonderful inspiration the team has come up with!!


And this week we are sponsored by the wonderful and very talented Mo Manning!! If you have never visited her store before, you are definitely missing out!! She has an amazing variety of beautiful images to play with!!


Mo will be giving the winners a $5 credit to her store!! And this week's challenge is extra special, because there will be 3 winners chosen!!


The absolutely adorable image I used for my card is called "Baby Fairy Flora" and can be of course found in Mo's shop HERE!!


I'm super excited to use my new flourish die I got from "MFT Stamps"!! Isn't it beautiful??!! I think I have some new favorite dies to love and collect!! MFT dies cut so good with such intricate detail! And for my sentiment I used another gorgeous "Papertrey Ink" stamp!


Carried the sketch and theme onto the inside message panel as well! I'm in love with the sketch this week!


CARD INGREDIENTS:

SIZE: 6 x 6
STAMPS: Mo Manning digi stamp called -"Baby Fairy Flora" and Sentiment is from "Papertrey Ink"
COLORING MEDIUM and INK: PrismaColor colored pencils and OMS and black pigment ink from "ColorBox" for the embossed sentiment 
LAYOUT: Sketch Saturday -"Sketch #178"
PAPERS: DCWV & Recollections
EMBELLISHMENTS: Clear acrylic pebbles, "i-rock" rhinestones, Flowers and Crystal Stems are from "WOC"
TOOLS: Spellbinders dies (Big Scalloped Circles and Circles), Cuttlebug Machine, "MFT Stamps" (Fancy Flourish die), "i-rock" heat setting tool, embossing heat gun and Sewing machine
OTHER: Glamour Dust Glitter, embossing powder and pop up 3D Dimensionals


CARD WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGES:

The Ribbon Reel -"Photo Inspiration"
Corrosive Challenges -"Flying Things"
Emerald Faeries -"Flowers, Flowers, Flowers"
Glitter Geeks -"Recipe: (Turquoise and Pink, Flowers, Swirls and Glitter)"
Inspire Me Fridays -"Always Anything Goes"
CES Challenges -"New Beginnings"

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Thank You! Fairy Fun Fridays Challenge #64 -Wet (Heat) Embossing!!


It's time for a great NEW challenge at "Fairy Fun Fridays"!! 
Our hostess for the next couple weeks is Dionne and she wants us to try and use embossing in a different way! So our theme for the next couple of weeks is "Wet Embossing" which is another way to say (heat Embossing)!!

Here is what I came up with and a little inspiration to get you started...


I have to admit, I'm usually not very good at embossing, so the only embossing I ever do is usually just the sentiments on my card. So for my card this week, I tried something new and used a background foliage stamp from "Stampendous" to stamp and emboss the 4 panels in the back! I also stamped and embossed the sentiment right onto the image...which was very brave of me I might add....lol! I will definitely try this again in the future, because I loved the way it turned out and I didn't mess up even once! So thanks to my fellow teamy Dionne for making me try something new!! :D


I thought it would also look cool to pop up the embossed panels and image too! The image I used for my card is Roberta's gorgeous "Poppies" which can be found in the "Prairie Fairy Designs" shop HERE!


I tried my best to really capture the detail of the embossing on both the panels and the sentiment. The sentiment is from "Paper Trey Ink"...I love their gorgeous sentiments! I have a nice little collection started!!


I went with a simple inside...


CARD INGREDIENTS:

SIZE: 6 x 6
STAMPS: The digi stamp image is from Prairie Fairy Designs -"Poppies" and the sentiment is in a set from "PaperTrey Ink". Background foliage stamp is from "Stampendous"
COLORING MEDIUM and INK: PrismaColor colored pencils and OMS, black pigment ink from "ColorBox" for the background stamps and sentiment. "Tim Holtz" tea dye distress ink for sponged edges PAPERS: DCWV, Colorbok & K&Company
EMBELLISHMENTS: Clear acrylic pebbles and silver brads
TOOLS: Cuttlebug Machine, Spellbinders Dies (Labels #3), Embossing heat gun and Sewing machine
OTHER: Embossing powder


I had so much fun with this challenge and you will too! So be sure to stop on by the Fairy Fun Fridays Challenge blog, check out all the other wonderful inspiration the Fairy Princesses have come up with and join in the fun too...you just might be one of the lucky winners of Roberta's digi stamp prizes!!

CARD WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGES:

Charisma Cardz -"Embossing (Heat or Dry)"
Crafty Purple Frog -"Thank You"
Paper Play -"Use Black"
Shelly's Images -"Anything Goes"
Digi Stamps 4 Joy -"Double Embellishments"
CAS-ual Fridays -"Just Add Color"
Crafts 4 Eternity -"Add (at Least) One Metal Embellishment"
Crafty Ann's -"Clean and Simple"

Thanks for stopping by!!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Etsy Shop Giveaway Winner!!


Happy Humpday everyone...too funny as I write this I'm listening to Sirius XM 90's and guess what song is on??!! The Humpty Dance!! LOLOLOL!!

Anyways...I know I said I was going to announce the winner yesterday, but I got super busy and never got a chance to. So as I know you're not here to know what my taste in music is...onto announcing the winner...he...he...

The winner of my beaded bookmark giveaway chosen randomly is...

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Random Integer Generator

Here are the numbers, generated with randomization from 2011-10-19: 
61
Timestamp: 2011-10-19 22:27:18 UTC

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That is you 
 
 
Congrats!! 
Please contact me with your info so that you can claim your prize!!
 
My email: BrossArtAddiction (at) Gmail.com
 
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Thanks to everyone who participated in my giveaway and I really enjoyed all your comments you left! I will be having another give away soon...so keep a watch out for that!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

It's Your Day! Victorine Originals Stamp With Deconstrusted Sketch #23!!


Hope everyone has had a good Monday so far?! 
My Monday has been kinda bla...specially after a lazy weekend spent with the hubs having BOTH days off...lol!! I have a special card to share today, but before I get to that...I wanted to let everyone know that entered my Etsy giveaway, that I will be announcing the winner tomorrow...so be sure to stay tuned for that!

The card that I'm sharing today features a super adorable stamp that I won in a challenge last month from "Victorine Originals" rubber stamps. I finally got it all mounted, inked up and colored in!


Before winning this stamp, I had never heard of Victorine's stamps before...but now that I had a chance to play with one...I think I'm in love!! Be sure to check out her shop HERE which has an assortment of gorgeous stamps in the online catalog and she even does custom stamps too!!


This was the first time I have tried using "Crackle Accents"...I put it around all the distressed edges and corners to make it look more vintage!! Not sure if I liked the way it turned out...maybe next time I will be brave enough to put it over the entire image like I originally planned to do...lol.


When I received the stamp, she included a matching sentiment with it too, but I decided not to use it for this card because it was a Summer sentiment.

This is the first time I've had the chance to play along with the "Deconstructed Sketch" challenge. I thought the sketch they had this week worked perfectly with the shape of this image and what I had planned for the lace...so I turned the sketch on it's side.

Other views...


Kinda went with a simple look for the inside but I loved the way the little brads looked, so I included them on the message panel too!


CARD INGREDIENTS:

SIZE: 6 x 6
STAMPS: "Victorine Originals" stamped image and Sentiment is from "Hero Arts"
COLORING MEDIUM and INK: PrismaColor colored pencils and OMS and Blue Iris pigment ink from "ColorBox" for the sentiment and "Tim Holtz" Peeled Paint, Broken China and Tea Dye Distress inks for the sponging and distressed edges
LAYOUT: Deconstructed Sketch -"Sketch #23"
PAPERS: DCWV and Prima
EMBELLISHMENTS: Poppy Flowers and crystals stems from "WOC", vintage lace, Lush antiqued pearl brads, silver brads and flat back pearls
TOOLS: Spellbinders dies (circles), Cuttlebug Machine, "EkSuccess" butterfly punch and Sewing machine
OTHER: Stickles, Crackle Accents and pop up 3D Dimensionals


CARD WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGES:
 
Deconstructed Sketch -"Sketch #23"
Bunny Zoe's Crafts -"Lace it Up"
Make it Monday -"Always Anything Goes"
Pollycraft -"Girls, Girls, Girls"
Stamptacular Sunday -"Anything Goes"
The Squirrel and The Fox -"One for the Girls"
By The Cute and Girly -"Anything Goes"
Creatalicious Challenge -"Distress Your Edges"
Emerald Faerie Garden -"Flowers, Flowers, Flowers"

Thanks for stopping by!!
Happy Crafting!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Etsy Shop Giveaway Time and Secret Blog Sale!!


 GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED!! WINNER HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED!!


 PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR ANY NEW POSTS...This will stay at the top until the end of the giveaway!

LOTS of NEW items have been added to the shop and even more will be coming soon!! 
And to celebrate I've decided to have another GIVEAWAY from my SHOP!!

But before I get to the giveaway I want to mention the "Secret Sale" only available to my followers!!
Starting now until the end of the giveaway enter code "FSS20OFF" to take 20% Off any purchase made in my SHOP!!

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Now onto the GIVEAWAY!! 
Since everyone loves my beaded bookmarks I've decided to make an extra one special just for the giveaway!!
"MYSTIC MEADOW" 
Handmade Beaded Bookmark...Featuring; Gorgeous Lampwork beads, Sparkling Clear and Amethyst Swarovski Crystals, Czech Glass Beads, Dangling Posy Charms and Butterflies! 
($24.00 Value)


HOW TO ENTER
(*PLEASE NOTE:  This first step is mandatory to be eligible in the drawing for the giveaway!)

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Giveaway is open to all US and International entries!
Giveaway ENDS Sunday, October 16, 2011 @ Midnight PST!
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Good Luck!!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas! Sketch Saturday Challenge #177!!


Yay for the weekend it's finally here...the boys have had so much homework to do this week, that I didn't get in much crafting time at all! Sometimes with as much homework as they have, I feel like I'm the one in school too...lol. Guess all the homework makes up for the school budget cut days and them having more days off than usual...which is sad really, but that is a whole other subject I won't be getting into!!

Onto my card for this Saturday's challenge!! It's my second week on the "Sketch Saturday" DT and I just couldn't wait to show you the card I made up for this weeks fabulous sketch! Hope this and all the other gorgeous DT's cards make you all inspired to join in on the fun this week!!


Here's the sketch...


And this week we are sponsored by "Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More"! Which is happy to award the winner a choice of EITHER 5 digital stamps OR 4 digital stamps and 1 paper pack. What an awesome prize!! :)


For my card I've used a "Bugaboo Digi Stamp"...I love her stamps and have quite a collection!! I believe this one was actually offered as a freebie last Christmas though, but she can be found in the "Bugaboo Stamps" shop HERE and is called 'Dede's Christmas Drink'!! I just love her character images...they crack me up all the time!!


I've cut her into 3 parts, layered her, added some Stickles to sparkle her up and popped her up with some 3D foam! I also added some Glossy Accents to her drink! The embellishments are actually buttons that I have stacked rhinestones on top of...I love to do that! I used a cute little sentiment that I got in the bargain bin at "Micheal's Crafts" embossed it and the turned it into a tag! For the bow, I've used some old red transparent organza ribbon I had laying around.


I just love, love the backing card stock I've used on this!! It's a glossy and glittery card stock from DCWV! The pictures turned out really nice and show it off very well! And yes I broke out my new "i-rock" tool on this too...lol!! The little black things are some acrylic pebbles I got in assorted colors from my local craft store...I believe they are suppose to be used for flower arrangements??...oh well!!

Love my snowflake border punch from "EKSuccess" so I added a border to the inside too!


CARD INGREDIENTS:

SIZE: 5 1/2 x 6
STAMPS: Bugaboo Stamps digi stamp called -"Dede's Christmas Drink" and Sentiment is from "Studio G"
COLORING MEDIUM and INK: PrismaColor colored pencils and OMS and black pigment ink from "ColorBox" for the sentiment and "Tim Holtz" Peeled Paint Distress ink for the sponging
LAYOUT: Sketch Saturday -"Sketch #177"
PAPERS: DCWV
EMBELLISHMENTS: "Button Bonanza" buttons, black acrylic pebbles, red organza ribbon and "i-rock" rhinestones
TOOLS: Spellbinders dies (Scalloped rectangles and tags trio), Cuttlebug Machine, "Fiskars" snowflakes border punch, "i-rock" heat setting tool, embossing heat gun and Sewing machine
OTHER: Stickles, Glossy Accents, embossing powder and pop up 3D Dimensionals


CARD WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGES:

Aud Sentiments Challenge -"Use any Winter Themed Sentiment"
Cute Card Thursday-"Tree-Mendous"
Meljens Designs -"Use a Ribbon"
ABC Christmas Challenge -"U for Unused Stash (Red Organza Ribbon and Button)"
Divas By Design -"Button up"
 Floweret Stamplar -"Christmas Again"
 Polka Doodles -"Ribbons and Bows"
Sweet n Sassy Digis -"Recipe Challenge (Use Black, 2 Kinds of DP and 3 Kinds of Embellishments)"
 Stamping With Dragon -"Buttons and Bows"
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!!