Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy Everything and Best Wishes in 2012! Sketch Saturday Challenge #188!!


Before I get to my card I want to thank all my followers for sticking with me throughout the year and hopefully I will continue to inspire you all in 2012!!

Best wishes and 
HAPPY 
NEW 
YEAR 
to all!!

Don't party too hard and if you do stay safe! ;P~

~~~~~~~~~~♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥~~~~~~~~~~

It's time for a new sketch to play with at "Sketch Saturday"...our last one of 2011!! I can't believe this will be my last card of 2011 to share! Looking back on this year's past work, I thought I got a lot more done then I did...lol. My hopes for next year is to create even more and a huge goal of mine is to get back into scrapbooking, possibly take on digital scrapbooking...I have lots to catch up on!!


Here is this weeks sketch:


For our final challenge of the year, we are sponsored by The Craft Barn!


CHALLENGE PRIZE
This weeks winner will win a co-ordinated embellishment bundle:
Artemio Ribbons Boy, Artemio Blue Ric Rac ribbon pack, Artemio light blue tassels, pack of blue buttons, Artemio blue flowers, box of wooden embellishments, a selection pack of extra large brads and a jar of blue Beadazzles.
All these goodies have a total value of almost £23

Wow awesome!


The image I used for my card is a digi from "Tiddly Inks" that I purchased awhile back when I first started getting into digital stamps. I've had her colored up for awhile now just waiting for the perfect card to use her on! Such a cutie! And I of course sparkled her up with Stickles!


The ticket sentiment is from "Whimsy Stamps"! I finally got me the Ticket Die so I went ahead and purchased a set of the ticket sentiments too!

The inside...


CARD INGREDIENTS:

SIZE: 5.5 X5.5
STAMPS: Tiddly Inks Stamps-"Fairy Bugs" and ticket sentiment is from "Whimsy Stamps"
COLORING MEDIUM and INK: PrismaColor Pencils and OMS
LAYOUT: Sketch Saturday -"Sketch #188"
PAPERS: DCWV, Recollections and Prima
EMBELLISHMENTS: Grosgrain ribbon, iRock gems, acrylic flat back pebbles and Lucite flowers
TOOLS: Cuttlebug Machine, "Whimsy Stamps" ticket die, iRock Heat tool and Sewing machine
OTHER: Stickles and 3D squares

~~~~~~~~~~♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥~~~~~~~~~~
"Come join us every week for fun inspirational sketches and prizes to get those creative juices flowing!"
 "Check out my digital sentiments now available here!"
Sentiments By BrossArt Addiction 
~~~~~~~~~~♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥~~~~~~~~~~ 

CARD WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGES:

 Charisma Cardz -"Anything Goes"
Digi Doodles Shop Best -"Anything Goes"
Do You Stack Up? -"Rainbow Of Colors"
Cooking it Up With Katie -"Anything Goes"
Crafting For All Seasons -"Fairies"
The Paper Shelter -"Tie a Bow"
Scrapbook Sisters -"Anything Goes"
Everybody Art Challenge -"Anything Goes"
Crafty Card Makers -"Use it 3 Times"

Thanks for stopping by!!
See you in 2012!!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Things With Sparkly Wings! Fairy Fun Fridays -Challenge #69!!


Hello all! Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! I'm still trying to get back into the routine of things...I think I had a little too much fun hanging with my boys and playing all their new games...lol!

I'll make this a real quick post today! It's my turn to host Fairy Fun Fridays challenge and since this is the last challenge of 2011 for Fairy Fun Fridays and everyone is trying to wind down after the busy holiday, I wanted to give everyone a little break with a super easy and fun challenge!

Things With Sparkly Wings!!

Why you say...because I love things with wings and I gotta have lots of sparkle!! Plus Roberta has some gorgeous winged images to sparkle up and create with!!


The image I used for my card this week is called "Tea Party" and can be found in the Prairie Fairy Designs shop HERE!


I used my Copics and sparkled her wings up with Glamour Dust! The metal butterfly is from my beads stash! Thought it looked cute...lol!


Kept the inside simple...


~~~~~~~~~~♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥~~~~~~~~~~

"Prairie Fairy Designs offers fun and whimsical digital stamps!"

CARD WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGES:

Aud Sentiments -"Anything Goes"
Dutch Dare -"My Favorite Things"
Flutterby Wednesdays -"Anythings Goes"
Simon Says Stamp -"Anything Goes"
Party Time Tuesdays -"Anything Goes"
Top Tip Tuesday -"Anything Goes"

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

WINNER of my Blog Candy!!


So sorry I didn't get a chance to announce this sooner everyone. I've been super busy as you can imagine.

First off I want to thank everyone who entered and give huge hugs to my new followers as well as old. I was totally blown away by how many entered and I truly enjoyed reading everyone's comments!!

Now onto what everyone has been waiting for...

The winner of my blog candy is:
.
...
....
........
..........
............
.................
....................
.................
............
..........
........
....
...
.


CONGRATS!! That's you Wenche!

Contact me as soon as you can with your mailing info: 
BrossArtAddiction@gmail.com

~~~~~~~~~~♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥~~~~~~~~~~

Now for another announcement before I get back to my holiday preparations...lol!

For those of you that like my digital sentiments, you will now be able to purchase them in my very own shop dedicated to them!! Plus I will be adding all my beaded trinket pins, charms and dangles to the same shop starting in January!! And there will be a variety of more sentiment sets to choose from soon!!


Be sure to stick around and check back often as I will be having more BLOG CANDY to offer to celebrate the opening of my new digi sentiment shop!!

My blog will be taking a break until after Christmas, so I will see you guys next week!! Until then I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Sweetest Wishes -Sketch Saturday Challenge #186!! Sponsored By Crafter's Companion!!


Finished sharing my last Christmas card yesterday for the year! I'm going to try starting my Christmas cards earlier next year...lol!

So for a bit of a change, I made a birthday card today!! Since it's Saturday, you can guess where I got the fabulous sketch!! That's right we're back again for another fun Sketch challenge at "Sketch Saturday"! And since Jo's giving us all a mini vacation next week...meaning there will be no sketch until the week after, this challenge will last for a whole 2 weeks! This will probably be my last card to share until the end of the month! Although hubbies birthday is on Dec. 20th...so I might be sneaking in a quick card before I take my little holiday vacation from blogging...lol!

Here's a little inspiration from me this week...be sure to check out all the other wonderful inspiration the talented team has come up with this week too!
Guess you can all tell that I've been in a purple mood lately...lol...and yes my favorite color is purple!!


Here's the sketch!


And this week
Our generous sponso is Crafter's Companion

Our lucky challenge winner will receive a £15 voucher to spend from their fab website! 


And the super fabulous image I've used this week is one of my new "Some Odd Girl" stamps I finally had the chance to ink up! She is called: 'Holiday Gwen' and can be found HERE! She comes with matching sentiments too!

I cut her out and layered her against the sparkly paper background that I embossed with my stripes folder!


Did the same thing with the sentiment too! And this my first time using Baker's Twine that I got with my "Pumpkin Spice" gift voucher I won awhile back!! "Pumpkin Spice" sells an assortment pack of colors which was perfect for me and for anyone who wants to try it out!


Kept the inside simple using more that graph looking paper for the writing spot with the paper edges border!


CARD INGREDIENTS:

SIZE: 5.5 X 6
STAMPS: Some Odd Girl -"Hollyday Gwen"
COLORING MEDIUM and INK: Copic Markers
LAYOUT: Sketch Saturday -"Sketch #186"
PAPERS: DCWV and Recollections
EMBELLISHMENTS: Turquoise Baker's Twine, pink satin ribbon, Button Bonanza buttons and pink faux rhinestones
TOOLS: Cuttlebug Machine, Cuttlebug stripes embossing folder, Spellbinders Dies (circles and big scalloped circles), paper edge EKSuccess border punch and Sewing machine
OTHER: 3D squares

~~~~~~~~~~♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥~~~~~~~~~~
"Come join us every week for fun inspirational sketches and prizes to get those creative juices flowing!"
~~~~~~~~~~♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥~~~~~~~~~~

CARD WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGES:

 Glitter Geeks -"Anything Goes"
Pixie Dust Studio -"Stitching"
Card Crafter's Circle -"Celebrations"
Frosted Designs -"Ribbon"
Just Tracy's Crafts -"Celebrations"
Really Reasonable Ribbon -"Anything Goes w/Ribbon"
Little Miss Muffet -"Buttons and Ribbons"
Southern Girls Challenge -"Let's Celebrate"
The Paper Shelter -"It's a Celebration"
 
Thanks for stopping by!!
Happy crafting and hope you all have a wonderful holiday!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Fairy Fun Fridays Challenge #68 -Holly Jolly Christmas (NO Red or Green)!!


Oh my goodness...I'm running super late today in getting my post up for "Fairy Fun Fridays" so I will make this one short...well short for me, lol!!

Before I get to my card today, I wanted to thank everyone who entered my Blog Candy and for all your wonderful comments!! I will be announcing the winner either Sunday or Monday...so be sure to check back then to see if you were the lucky winner!!

~~~~~~~~~~♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥~~~~~~~~~~ 

We have one last Christmas challenge this week for you and our theme for the next 2 weeks is:

"Holly Jolly Christmas (NO Red or Green)"

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


For my card this week I used a super fun sketch from "Pink Gem Challenges"


The image on my card this week is from Roberta's adorable "Holiday Gilly Set" and can be found in the "Prairie Fairy Designs" shop HERE!

I used Glossy Accents over Gilly's glasses like usual and also added it to the bulbs on the tree to make them look shiny! Added a bit of Stickles as well!


All flowers are from "WOC" as well as the beautiful crystal stem! I just love this sentiment, so I used it again on another card, plus it suits the theme this week nicely! The sentiment is from one of my Christmas sets which can be found in the shop HERE! I also created another charm with bells and dangled them on a chain! The snowflakes are from decorative buttons, which I clipped the backs off.


Continued the layout inside and used more of that beautiful swirly paper!


CARD INGREDIENTS:

SIZE: 6 X 6
STAMPS: Prairie Fairy Designs -"Holiday Gilly Set" and Sentiment is from one of my Christmas sets here
COLORING MEDIUM and INK: Copic Markers
LAYOUT: A Gem of a Challenge -"Sketch #36"
PAPERS: DCWV and Prima mulberry paper
EMBELLISHMENTS: Snowflake buttons, flat back pearls, handmade dangle charm, flowers and crystal stem from "WOC"
TOOLS: Cuttlebug Machine, Spellbinders Dies (opened scalloped squares, circles and scalloped circles) and Sewing machine
OTHER: Glossy Accents, Stickles and 3D squares

~~~~~~~~~~♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥~~~~~~~~~~

"Prairie Fairy Designs offers fun and whimsical digital stamps!"
"Check out my new sentiments available at Prairie Fairy Designs!"
Sentiments By BrossArt Addiction

~~~~~~~~~~♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥~~~~~~~~~~

CARD WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGES:

A Gem of a Challenge -"Sketch #36"
 Delicious Doodles -"X-Travegant Christmas (Lot of Embellishments)"
Annabelle Stamps Challenge -"Christmas Cards"
Raise The Bar -"Christmas"
Bling It On -"Christmas"
4 Crafty Chicks -"Christmas Cards"
Charisma Cardz -"Last minute Christmas"
CropStop -"Unique and Non Traditional"
Delightful Challenges -"Anything Goes"
Paper Play -"Christmas"

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!

Celebration Candy and NEW Decorative Trinket Pins Coming to the Shop!!


CANDY IS NOW CLOSED!! Big thank you to all who entered! Winner will be chosen on Sunday the 18th or Monday the 19th!

Yes, finally I have some new CANDY for all my awesome followers...all your wonderful comments really make my day!! 
Plus I wanted to let everyone know I will be listing my NEW "Handmade Decorative Trinket Pins" in my Etsy Shop starting this week!! So I have some beautiful candy to celebrate and in addition to the candy...one lucky winner will also win a set of pins!!

Before I get to the candy...I wanted to show you all a sneaky peek of all the beautiful pins I've been working on!


All of them have been made with a mixture of gorgeous glass beads, including crystals, pearls and Bali style spacers!

~~~~~~~~~~**********♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥**********~~~~~~~~~~


And now for the candy and giveaway!!

One lucky winner will win this beautiful set below of "Decorative Trinket Pins"


Along with some yummy, crafty candy filled with "WOC" blooms, pearls, buttons, charms, lace and more!!


Here is a close up of what is inside each of the bags...


BLOG CANDY INCLUDES:

7 Large 45mm Open Mulberry Roses in a Mix of Colors
3 White Mulberry Trellis Roses
3 Cobalt Blue 25mm Mulberry Open Roses
12 Mulberry Sun Flowers in Yellow and White
Green Mulberry Leaves
White Stamens
Assorted Mixture of Paper Blooms
Assorted Mixture of Tibetan Silver Charms
Assorted Mixture of Buttons from Button Bonanza
Assorted Mixture of Flat Back Pearls
1 Tube of Extra Fine Glitter from Recollections
3 Feet of White Lace
3 Feet of Pink Lace
5 Small Spools of Grosgrain Ribbon
Alice Themed Grosgrain Ribbon
Clear Acrylic Flat Back Pebbles
2 Studio G Clear Stamps
1 Studio G Rubber Stamp
2 Sets of 4mm 3D Foam Squares

Rules for winning the Decorative Pins and celebration candy:

#1.) Become a follower of my blog and or Facebook Fan Page (If you are not already).
#2.) Add my candy to your blog side bar or blog about it to help spread the word! (Please use the 1st candy pic above)
#3.) Leave your name and blog URL with Mr. Linky below.
#.4) Please be sure to leave a comment, thanks!

(Please Note: Just to make it fair for everyone...anyone who doesn't follow the rules will not be counted in the final tally for the draw.) A name will be drawn on December 16th 2011 using Random.org and will be announced on my blog that same day.

Candy is open to all US and International visitors and will close December 15th @ 11:59pm PST 2011.

Thanks so much for stopping by and good luck to everyone!!


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A Wish For the Merriest, Happiest, Jolliest Christmas Ever!


Goodmorning everyone! 
I've admittedly been a slacker this week...instead of keeping myself busy creating, I've been getting hooked playing online games. I like to play on POGO every once in awhile and I was watching my boys play this game called 'Plants VS. Zombies'...funny game, I joined in and now I'm hooked...lol! Part of the reason I kinda lost my mojo is because I came down with a cold over the weekend. I know it's inevitable...but I thought I would be able to put it off a little longer. Got Zicam in my system now...so hopefully it will be a short cold!

~~~~~~~~~~♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥~~~~~~~~~~

I'm so happy I actually finished all of my Christmas cards!! I only have 2 more to share with you all, this one today and the last one you will have to wait until Friday!


This one is going to my Grandma as we both share the love of purple!!


The image I used is one of my newest LOTV stamps! I just love her, she is super adorable! The name of the stamp is: "Christmas Dance" and can be found HERE! The picture doesn't show it too well, but I used another one of those beautiful translucent snowflakes in the corner of the image and some Glamour Dust on her coat and for the snow.


The sentiment is from one of my Christmas sets and can be found HERE! I made the pins with Czech glass beads and Bali findings to match the card colors!


I used some vintage seam binding ribbon that I scrunched up from WOC, added a rhinestone brad and then created a tassel charm with bells and a star...love the way it turned out!


Flipped the layout for the inside of the card and used some more of that sparkly mulberry paper from Prima...


CARD INGREDIENTS:

SIZE: 6 X 6
STAMPS: Lili of the Valley -"Christmas Dance" and Sentiment is from on of my new Christmas sets HERE
COLORING MEDIUM and INK: Copic Markers
LAYOUT: Deconstructed Sketch -"Sketch #30"
PAPERS: DCWV & Mulberry paper from Prima
EMBELLISHMENTS: Vintage seam binding ribbon in lilac from "WOC", Other ribbon from stash, Lush rhinestone brads, faux gems, handmade beaded pins and handmade tassel charm
TOOLS: Cuttlebug Machine, Spellbinders Dies (rectangles and scalloped rectangles, circles and scalloped circles), QuicKutz flourish die and Sewing machine
OTHER: Glamour Dust Glitter and 3D squares

 ~~~~~~~~~~♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥~~~~~~~~~~
"Check out my new sentiments available at Prairie Fairy Designs!"
Sentiments By BrossArt Addiction
~~~~~~~~~~♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥~~~~~~~~~~  

CARD WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE FOLLOWING CHALLENGES:

Deconstructed Sketch -"Sketch #30"
 Crafts and Me -"Christmas"
Divas By Design -"Merry Christmas"
Little Darlings -"Christmas"
Paper and Such Design -"Last Minute Christmas Card"
Papertake Weekly -"I'm Dreaming of a (Purple) Christmas"
The Paper Variety -"Anything Goes"
Make It Monday -"Always Anything Goes"

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Holidays!!