Saturday, May 16, 2015

Our Speedy Fox Challenge

for this Saturday is A background with inchies. Hope you all are enjoying good weather.
 Here in the desert we got a wonderful little reprieve from the heat, it was only 69 yesterday
 with a few drops of rain!! Today is gorgeous and only supposed to be 84. Okay Im getting
 on to the Challenge, just excited about the cooling trend lol!!. I decided to go with just
 one color and added a little shading to all the edges. After attaching them all to the
 base I ran it thru with a embossing folder.Next I used a Spellbinder Doily Die to add
 the border. The sentiment is from the FRIENDS SET and cut out with a Spellbinder.
The flowers are from the CONEFLOWER SET. I wanted some contrast
 from the soft blue so went with the rusty tones for the flowers.
 Cut then out attached and done!!

You have until next Friday to check out all the different ways my teammate
used the inchies and to stop over and join the Challenge!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Team B's turn

Happy Tuesday to you all
. Today the new Challenge at Tuesday Throwdown is to 
ADD A DOODLE. Our sponsor for this week is Doodle Pantry. The generously gave 
each of my teammates their choice of an image to work with so we all have different 
cards to share. You will want to visit their site and check out the great selection! 
I know Im going to be buying there more often.

 Mine set is called Lemons and Blueberries and since I loved both images 
I made 2 cards using them.The first one used the Lemon image. I printed the image
 three time slightly enlarging one, color and cut them out. I them layered them and
 added to the Spellbinder Oval cut out. A little doodling around the edge and that was
 finished. Using a couple diffeent scrap dps I stitched together  and cut a
 little fishtail tab. After cutting I doodled a little and attached with the button. 
The sentiment was also part of the set.

The second using Blueberries was cut, printed, colored and a little doodling added
. After stitching the dps together I embossed the center piece, doodled a bit and stitched on.
A  Martha Stewart Double Looped punch was used for the botton strip.
 The sentiment was part of the set also cut with a Spellbinder and foam dotted on.
 Actually the papers dont look so good here but in person the look really nice
together, the color and print blend nicely!

Come join in our Doodling Party this week and you could be the winner
 of A Doodle Pantry image too!!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Happy Saturday...

Good Morning Friends, todays challenge for Speedy Fox and Friends is to
 make a card with angled strips. For my card I used two differents dps.
 Added a border top and bottom and added my angled papers between.
 The sentiment is from the      Set and cut with a Spellbinder
 Scalloped Oval. A little rolled flower and viola a quick and easy card.
 Stop over to check out my teamies, we all used them differently!
You will find the rules for entering our Challenge here.
Since there are so many different ways to go with the angled papers
it is an easy Challenge to enter. Come show us your

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Speedy Tv and Friends Challenge.....

Love Saturdays don't you??? Today is my first day posting with the Speedy TV and Friends Team. Our Challenge is to make Rick Rack. I have used a black print and added stitching down the centers. Pat has a easy tutorial to make these, check it out. It was quick and easy and no die needed. The floral image is from the Friends Set. Colored and cut out for some quick color. The sentiment is from the     Set cut with  Stampin Up punches and added over the black and white dotted ribbon. A quick fun card. Be sure to stop by and check out the how to tutorial and jon the fun. My  New Teammates have lots of pretty inspiration to show you so stop by.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tuesday Throwdown

Happy Happy Tuesday to you all!! Are you ready for the new Challenge??
So Sorry I have not been around to visit you all
for the past week or so. I'm beginning to feel a little like a poster child for 
Murphy's Law lately LOL!!  Hubbys been down, I was sick but still
 having to work Long days, frig loaded with 2 weeks of groceries
 died, brake problems etc.  Im sure you all have the same stuff too!
Anyways I'm back on track and here is this weeks Challenge at Tuesday Throwdown. 
A get well card and our sponsor is Karleigh Sue Digi Stamps. I have used the image 
Take Time To Smell The Flowers printed twice and part of it cut out and layered to
 make more dimension for the image. The bottom floral in a Mary Engelbreit print.
After stitching around the card I decided to add some black checks and cover most of it up!
I Added dots to the Spellbinder Label along with the Sentiment foam dotted 
on.and attached with the brads.
We would love to have you stop over and join in the fun this week!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Challenge for today....

Use a clear element on your creation. The gals from Tuesday Throwdown Team B 
 are being Sponsored by The Stamping Boutique
They have the cutest images and have generously supplied us with several to create with!!

This cutie is call Twirling Fairy. After coloring her I drew her skirt on vellum and cut it 
hoping it would give a clear look but no such luck! I added the clear glitter to 
her wings and added some more sparkle to her skirt and
 the little stars around her.
She was cut out with a Spellbinder die and foam dotted onto the purple
piece. The background was a couple of Bo Bunny dps stitched on

The clear element which really doesnt show up very well is the sentiment stamped onto
a piece of acetate and cut out with a Marvy Schalloped circle punch. 
I attached it onto the sheer bow and it done.
You have to stop over and see all the fun ideas all my teammates came up with!!
We would love to have you join us this week!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Friends of Speedy TV Challenge # 162

Happy Monday to you all!! Today our FOSTV Challenge is to make a Trifold Card.
 Now there are several varieties to make.

For my card I started with a Paisley DP turning it lengthwise and adding a coordinating
 rust colored strip on the edge. The striped closure is also a coordinating striped dp. Since time
is speeding by and it will be Father's Day before you know it I decided to get a head start. I 
used a Spellbinders die for the rust and creme papers.
The old vintage card and sentiment are from the  Classic Dad Set. After coloring the card
 I added some silver accents on the metal parts and cut it out. 
The sentiment was also cut with a Spellbinder and them embossed a little rust color
 added to the edges and foam dotted on.
On the inside I added a little of the dp and the Father's Day sentiment.

This is the inside of the card...

Since there are different types of Trifolds my teamies went several different directions. 
Janine also has listed different sites for you to find instructions on also.
 Be sure to stop over to see my talented teammates 
cards and also join us this week!!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Is it Spring yet??

Actually where I live its more like summer!! Its already been 99 degrees here
 in the desert. We  had a bit of a cooling trend the past few days and it has 
dropped back down into the 80's.
 So needless to say everything in our area is green and in full bloom.

So all that to say the
 Green is always part of spring so I started with the green dotted dp. I combined 
it with a pink stripe, stitched them on and zig zagged down the center. A bit of 
distressing around the edges after I stitched them down.A Spellbinder border die
was used for the bottom strip. The image is one of the 
new April Releases Gardenias. After coloring the flower I cut it out with a 
Spellbinder die letting the leaves lap over. The pink Scalloped Square 
is also cut with  a Spellbinder die . I tied a piece of dyed ribbon onto the corner and 
added some cheese cloth to the back before attaching the image with foam dots.
                 Spring Colors can be used all different ways
so come on over and join us this week.
 My teamies have lots of GREAT examples for you!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge

Happy Tuesday Friends, can you believe it's the
last day of March already...days are flying by aren't they!!

 Today Team B is being sponsored by Meljen's Designs. We are also
 saddened to say Meljen's Designs is closing its doors, but we wish Melissa 
blessings in her new adventures on Etsy.
But for this month they are still opened and gave us these sweet images 
 to use for our Challenge. The CHALLENGE this week is a 
Easter themed recipe...use
 1 design dp, 1 image and at least one egg plus the pastel color palette.
 You will need to stop by the TT Blog to see the colors. I"m using the sweet 
little Easter Bunny Image. I printed it twice and colored it.
 After coloring I cut out the head of the second one and added for a little dimension.
 Then cut the image out with a Spellbinder Scalloped Oval. The lavender was 
embossed  and  some lace stitched on, then the whole thing 
was stitched onto a piece of dp. Finally a bit
 Bakers String wrapped  and tied
 on with a button. The little Easter Sentiment finishes it up.

Monday, March 30, 2015

What can you find


 That is our new challenge at Friends of Speedy TV today! This is a wide open theme, 
creatures, mermaids, treasures, plant life, sunken ships and what ever else you can think of, 
So that means you all can join in the fun this week!!

 I started with a piece of water color paper and inks to create the underwater background. 
Combining two MFP Stamp Sets, Oh Crab & Shello. The crab and fish came from the 
Oh Crab set and the sentiment and sea weed came from the Shello.
I stamped all the images then colored them and cut them all out. They were attached
to the under sea background. The sentiment was stamped mounted on
the black and added. After finishing the scene it just ran into
the card base so decided to add a touch of black to separate it. Really it was
a pretty quick and simple card after I got started.
I had been concerned about getting all the pieces to come together to
 make a scene for nothing!I think I like
 the touch of black to break up all the aqua, kinda of
ties it all together... What do you think?

Please stop by to see my talented teamies creations, 
we  did different things with the theme and got great inspirational results!!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Good Morning Friends!

Hoping you all had a Great weekend and are ready for the new week! 

Today at Friends of Speedy TV we are challenging you to make and use handmade flowers. 
As much as I love making flowers I made several different projects before settling
 on this one. A LO using a pic of my sweet blue eyed blondie granddaughter 
from a couple years ago.I took the pic just as she was turning so
 it was a sweet partial profile I have has sitting waiting to use
 in the right project. I cut and matted and stitched the pic onto several layers first.
The lavender background was chosen as the black shows nicely on it.
The orchid and purple flowers were cut with the Spellbinder Rose die and then I molded them. 
The dark purple small roses are from the Spellbinder Bitty Blossoms and the
 white poms are just plain handmade. The regular leaves I cut and molded 
 and the fern ones are cut with a Marvy punch.

 Next I using modeling past and a Crafters Workshop Mini Flutterby stencil 
my friend Martha gave me I randomly 
scattered the butterflies around. If you look closely you will see I also cut a butterfly
 from vellum and added it. I just wanted it to be subtly
 nested in with the raised ones.

A Spellbinder border was used for the side and stitched on. I also added lavender jewels
 to the flowers centers for a bit of sparkle

The Sentiment if from the Huge Flowers Set and matted onto a Spellbinder Fancy Label.
The it was foam dotted on.
All Stamp Sets and large selection of Papercrafting supplies are available at

 There are myriads of different ways to make HANDMADE flowers so join the fun and 
show us what kinds you like to make best for
this weeks Challenge

Im entering this into the Following Challenges....

7 Dots Studio:  Nature
The Shabby Tea Room Challenge:  Beautiful Blossoms
Fairytale Stampers : Things with Wings