Who's the Boss?

This week at Craft Hoarders Anonymous, Gloria is challenging us to create a project using an embossing technique.

Challenge #12 Who's the Boss?
Show some embossing on your project. You can use dry embossing or heat embossing. You can use an embossing folder or a stencil. You can emboss with embossing paste or embossing powder. You can even create something with ultra-thick embossing enamel. You probably have some sort of embossing apparatus in your hoard! Pull these embossing tools out and put them to use!

Our sponsors, once again, for this challenge are Crafter's Companion and Spectrum Noir.

I created a card using both of their products for inspiration.

I colored this sweet stamp from Crafter's Companion with my Spectrum Noir Markers.  The background was created using and embossing folder from Crafter's Companion.  The ribbon is from the July Ribbon Club Kit at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I finished the card with a little glimmer on her tutu and on the buggy with Stickles.  Head over to the blog and see all of the other inspiration from the DT and to join in the fun!

CC Designs July Review

Hi crafty peeps!
Today I am featuring not one, but TWO cards showing off two of the new July release stamps at CC Designs: Swiss Pixie Hugs Lucy and Olivia's Apple.  They both feature sentiments from the new AmyR All About Teachers stamp set.  Head on over to the store and check out these and all the other new products just released.

Stamps: Swiss Pixie Hugs Lucy; Olivia's Apple; All About Teachers
Ink: Copic Markers; American Crafts Metallic Silver Pen; Uniball Signo white gel pen; MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink
Dies: MFT Blueprints 13 and 14
Paper: Copic Xpress It Blending Cardstock; Bazzil Cardshop Cardstock; patterned paper from stash
Accents: Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker; Bottle Cap; Apple Sticker; Glossy Accents

Wedding/Anniversary Challenge at the Craft Room

It is Mervi's turn to host over at the Craft-Room Challenge blog, and she is challenging us to create a project with the theme "wedding/anniversary".  I have had a stamp set for a while now that I just absolutely had to have but have not gotten a chance to use, so I thought why not now?

Isn't that just the cutest saying and owl?!  I thought it would make for  a perfect humorous Wedding/Anniversary card.  I kept the colors relatively simple with black, white, blue, and a touch of natural.  The patterned paper is from Teresa Collins Memorabilia collection.  The stamp set is from Hampton Arts.  The layout was created using a blueprints die-namics set from MFT.  I finished the owl off with some sparkle from my Wink of Stella Clear Glitter marker.

Head on over to the blog to see what the rest of the DT has cooked up and to join in the fun!  Our Sponsor this challenge is The Stamp Man.  They have provided a wonderful prize for one lucky participant.

Tag Challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous

Hi Crafty Peeps!
This week, Gloria is challenging us to create a project involving tags.

Challenge #11 Tag, You're It!
Use a tag on your project. Create a handmade gift tag. Create a tag mini album. Add tags to your scrapbook layout or your card. You may use some hoarded tag-shaped packaging or you may cut tags from scrap paper using a die cut template. Maybe you hoard shipping tags of all sizes. As long as your project contains some sort of tag, you will meet the requirements to play along!

Our sponsor this month is Crafters Companion and Spectrum Noir.

Crafter’s Companion US brings you the products to make crafting a little bit easier, including the Spectrum Noir coloring system, the Ultimate Pro, and more! Crafter’s Companion produces a full range of tools to create cards and other paper craft projects. Their mission is to make their innovative, award-winning tools accessible to crafters around the world at fantastic prices.
Spectrum Noir is the revolutionary coloring system brought to you by Crafter's Companion. The range combines affordability with versatility across a vast color spectrum, deigned specifically for the crafting market. Spectrum Noir wishes to make both alcohol marker and pencil coloring achievable for colorists at all levels of confidence and ability.

There is a great prize up for grabs this challenge so make sure to head over to the Craft Hoarders Anonymous blog to join in the fun.

Here is the card I created as inspiration for this challenge.  I used Spectrum Noir markers to color my seam binding ribbon and to color the edges of my butterflies.  The tag is a digital tag from Etsy, the cardstock is Natural cardstock from My Favorite Things, and the patterned paper is from MME.

I  stamped the Blissful Butterflies stamp set by MFT in their Kraft dye ink.  I fussy cut them out and popped the wings up with foam squares.  Everything is edged in Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  The flowers and butterflies were then dusted with Rock Candy Distress Glitter.

Check out what all the other talented DT made for this challenge.

CC Designs July Preview Day 3

Hi everyone!
I have a preview of one of the new Pollycraft images that will be available tomorrow at the CC Designs Store.  This little cuties name is Sparky and she is perfect for those back to school cards!  Head on over to the blog and see all of the wonderful creations the DT made, and also link up for your chance to win some blog candy.