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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Fairy Tales Do Come True

Hello and Happy Tuesday! I can't believe it is almost April, and I am hoping it starts to warm up so it feels like Spring! I see flowers popping up in my yard so that makes me feel happy.

Being Tuesday it is time for another fantastic challenge over at


This week of challenge is a fun one "Fairy Tales Do Come True". We also have a wonderful sponsor this week

I would really like to thank them for letting us play with their cute images this week to inspire you! The ladies have also done a fabulous job on their creations hoping to inspire your creativity so be sure to stop by and check them out!

These are some other wonderful challenges that fit my creation


CES Challenge #29-Die Cut Crazy is the fun challenge that they have this week!

Crafts and Me Challenge #27-This week their challenge is "Anything Goes" one of my favorite challenges!

Digi Doodles Shop's Best Challenge #52-Their challenge to us is to use "Ribbon and Bows" on your card this week. I love the look of ribbon and a bow to finish off my card.

One Stop Craft Challenge #124-This week their challenge is all about "Angels and Fairies". I love this cute little fairy that I used.

Paper Playtime Challenge #42-This week their challenge is a favorite, Digi Monday! I love using digis on my creations now.

Incy Wincy Design Challenge-This week their challenge is "Sparkle and Shine", I used both glitter and gems on my creation to make it sparkle!

Totally Gorjuss Challenge #73-The challenge given us this week is to create a Spring has Sprung creation. I think fairies and flowers scream Spring!

CardMadFairy's Digi Day Challenge 4-This challenge is "Back to Nature" and use a digi. This a fun new challenge that I found, check them out!

Delicious Doodles Challenge #18-This week their challenge is "Floral Fantasy", I love making flowery creations. This is also a great new challenge blog I found!!!!

Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge 50-This time around their challenge is "Spring", who isn't ready for warm weather and pretty flowers blooming!

Colour Create Challenge 67-This week their challenge is all about "Pastel Colours", these are my favorite colors to use!

DYSU Challenge #12-This week their challenge is "Shine On", use lots of sparkle and bling! I used lots of both all over my creation!

Hanna and Friends Challenge #87-The challenge this week is all about "Spring", a wonderful theme for this time of year!

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #65-The challenge for us is "Do it More Than Once", they would like to see more than one fold on your creation. I chose to do an easel card.

Flutter By Wednesday Challenge #147-This week the challenge is an "Open Challenge" as long as you have a fairy, butterfly or angel on your creation, how fun!


These are all fabulous challenges so be sure to stop by and play along with them all the DT creations are amazing!


Thanks so much for stopping by today to see what I created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me to read.


Happy Creating,

Mary

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Spring Fun

Hello and Happy Tuesday! It is time again for another fabulous challenge of at
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations!
This week even though we just had some snow and they are calling for some accumulating snow tomorrow night last week it was so warm that we had Spring Fever here in New England so this week the theme for our challenge is Spring Has Sprung! We would love to see all those beautiful Spring Creations that you are working on.
We also have a fantastic sponsor this week, One Stop Card Crafts.

They are giving one lucky player this week a GC to use at their store. How fabulous is that!

The ladies this week created some beautiful cards to inspire you so be sure to stop by and see what they made.

These are some other wonderful challenges that fit my card

A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge #133-This week the challenge is ribbon, pearls/rhinestones and flowers! Some of my favorite things.

Aly's Sunday Challenge #38-This challenge is "Happy Spring", I'll be happy when it arrives!

I Did It Creations Challenge #47-This week the challenge is "Welcome Spring" I love everything Spring!

Let's Ink It Up Challenge #11-This time around they would like to see Die Cuts and Punches on our creations. I used both on this card.

Lily of The Valley Challenge #88-This is the fantastic sketch that I used on my creation!

Raise The Bar Challenge #58-This week their challenge is a photo inspiration challenge! My inspiration I took was the theme of Spring, something cute and a swing!

Stamp Something Challenge-This week the challenge is "Something Sweet" like this sweet little bunny!

Stamp With Fun Challenge #103-This week thier challenge is "Spring"!

Stamps R Us Challenge-This week the challenge is "Celebrate Spring".

Stempeltraume Challenge #75-The challenge this week is to use "Spring Colors" on your creation. I love all spring colors!

The Creative Cottage Challenge #35-This challenge is a great one, "Spring Has Sprung" .

Gingerloft Challenge #GL14-This challenge is all about using "Die Cuts or Punches". I used both on my creation!

Your Next Stamp Challenges #38-This challenge is about "Make it Sparkle", I used glitter on the bunny's tail and on the stamped flowers!

The Paper Shelter Challenge #5-This challenge is "Spring Fling" and this is a new challenge blog for me!

Paper Cutz Challenge #83-This is one of my favorite themes, "Your Choice"! Love all the creativity of everyone!

Card Makin' Mamas Challenge #17-This week their challenge is "Animals", I used this adorable bunny on my creation this time!

Stampin With The Dragon Challenge-The challenge this week is "Bring On Spring", I can't wait for the real thing!

2 Sisters Challenge Blog-This challenge want to see us create something with "Furry Friends", some of my favorite things to use on my creations!

Creative Stamp Friends Challenge #21-This challenge is all about "Spring" this week. This is a fun new challenge that I am playing!

Make It Monday #29 Inspirational Creations-This is a fun idea to showcase cards for inspiration! I Love this idea!

Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central-This challenge is a great one this week, Use pastel colors on your creation. These are my favorite colors to use!

House of Gilli Challenge-Their challenge this week is "Pastels colors with Bling", I love using pastels and my sparkle is the glitter on the bunny's tail and on the stamped flowers!

Thanks for stopping by today to see what I have created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me to read.

Have a wonderful day!

Happy Creating,
Mary

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!! This is one of my favorite holidays. The kids at school get so excited about it. They are all decked out in green and a lot of the younger classes set a trap to try to catch the leprechaun that shows up every year at our school. They get necklaces or small trinkets to wear from him. Everyone seems to spot him lurking during the day. He takes the gold they leave for him, does some pretty crazy things to their rooms and never manages to get caught!

I made this last minute card to give to one of my friends at school. She is always saying on St. Patrick's Day every year that everyone has a little Irish in them on this special day! When I saw this Sassy Cheryl cute bear digi I thought of the sentiment Beary Irish and knew it was perfect for her. I gave it to her today and she loved it. I was so glad I made it for her.

Here are some wonderful challenges that fit this card

The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge #7-This is the fantastic sketch that I used for my card! A really fun sketch this month.

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #102-This week the cupcake is a St. Patrick's cupcake with a shamrock on it. My card is covered with shamrocks.

Allsorts Challenge Week 94-This week the challenge is "Luck of the Irish" Luck is a wonderful thing to have!

Alota Rubber Stamps Challenge #55-This week the challenge is all about St. Patrick's Day!

Charisma Cards Challenge #11-This week their challenge is To "Die" For they would like to see your die cuts on your card.

Creative Belli Blog Challenge-This week their challenge is all about embellishments starting with the letter "C". I have a charm and crystal shamrocks. I have had both of them for a long time and was kind of "Hoarding" them till I made the perfect card to use them on.

Creative Card Crew Challenge-This week for their challenge they would like to see the color GREEN!

Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge #51-This week the challenge is "Anything Goes", one of my favorite kinds of challenges!

Fab "n" Funky Challenge #64-This week the challenge is "All Things Green" or St. Paddy's Day!

For Fun Challenges-This challenge is all about "A Bit of the Green" any way you like it!

Freshly Brewed Challenge #39-This week their challenge is to use "Spots and Dots" on your creation. I love to see spots everywhere on cards!

Sentimental Sundays Challenge #46-This week their challenge is "Let's Go Green" with a sentiment!

Simply Create Challenge #39-This challenge is "Just a Little Monochromatic". This fits my card perfectly!

The Pixie Cottage Challenge #61-This week the challenge is a sketch and/or green. I chose to use green!

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge-Their challenge is "Leaping Leprechauns" create a card with a St. Paddy's Day theme.

Crafty Purple Frog Challenge-This challenge is a color challenge, use the color green on your creation!

Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge-This week their challenge is to use "Animals" on your creation. I used the cute bear.

DYSU Challenge #11-This week their challenge is to "Add A Bow" to your creation. I love to put bows on all my cards!

Rainbow Lady's Challenge-This is a new challenge for me and the theme this week is St. Patrick's Day!

Papercraft Star Challenge 37-This challenge is all about the theme of St. Patrick's Day and a photo inspiration. Great combination to work with!

These are all fantastic challenges so be sure to stop by for some inspiration or better yet play along with them!

Thanks so much for stopping by to see what I created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me to read. They really make my day brighter!

Happy Creating,
Mary

Monday, March 14, 2011

Just My Style Going Grey with Scrap-creations Challenge

Hello and Happy Tuesday! With the feel of Spring in the air and it staying lighter for longer it makes everything seem very cheery! I think it brings out the creativity in my crafting, I seem to have too many ideas instead of being in a rut and staring at something I am working on and wondering what else it needs, KWIM? If you look at my card you can tell that , I doodled on it and I never had the guts to do it on anything else. I used these jeweled flowers that I have had for years and never could imagine them on any of my cards. Did you notice the feathers? I pulled them out of my craft box items for school, it just seemed perfect for her to strut her stuff! I had so much fun making this card.

Being Tuesday it is time for another fantastic challenge over at
This week we have one of those challenge themes that everybody loves "Anything Goes". So come on over and play with us and show us your fun, creative side! We also have a fabulous sponsor this week, Stampotique Originals.

They have sooo many wonderful rubber stamps to choose from. When I say it is almost impossible to choose just one I mean it. They have stamps for almost any style of creating. They were wonderful enough to let us pick an image and saying to create with for this challenge so we could hopefully inspire you with these wonderful stamps. So be sure to check them out you'll love them!
The ladies did a fabulous job this week on their creations and as an added surprise some of the design team from Stampotique came over to play this week and add add to the inspiration for you! Thanks for coming to play with us this week with your fantastic works.

Peggy Regan

Kristen Catalano

Kim Howard

Jackie Randolph



Here are some other great challenges that fit my card

Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge-This is the fantastic sketch that I used for my card.

Alphabet Challenge-This week the challenge is S for Stripes. I turned my stripes sideways instead of vertical just for some fun!

Anything Goes Challenge-This challenge is all about "Die Cuts". I used a new Tim Holtz swirl die cut on my card!

By The Cute and Girly March Challenge-This month their challenge is all about "Springtime". I used lots of springy colors and flowers. A perfect time to shed the heavy sweaters and dress happy and bright!

Cooking It Up with Kate Challenge #52-The recipe for this week is Make something sweet and a little sassy then add some punch to it! Three great things to mix together to make something wonderful.

The Crafty Calendar March Challenge-This month their challenge is all about "Spring". I used spring flowers, colors and a perfect Spring image (hehe). This little cutie went shopping while she was down south for the winter!

Creative Friday Challenge #39-This week the challenge is "Spring Awakening" like when the birds come back from spending the winter down south. It looks like this bird is happy to be home, she dressed for the occasion in her new Spring best!

Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge #50-This week their challenge is to use "pearls" on your creations. I used pearls to make a necklace for this little birdie!

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #63-This week their challenge is to "Make It Girlie". This cutie definitely takes "girlie" to a whole new level!

For Fun Challenge-This week they really need some warm and sunny in their part of the country so the challenge is "Spring" this week! I hope this sends "Spring" weather your way!

My Time To Craft Challenge 131-This week their challenge is to use "Jewels" on your creation. I used them on the shoes, the hat and the flowers for that perfect sparkle!

One Stitch At A time Challenge #53-This week the challenge is "Glitter and Gems" I used glittered polka dot paper and lots of jewels on the bird and the flowers!

Paper Playtime Challenge #41-How fun is this challenge this week a choice of 3 challenges, just pick one and play. I picked choice #2 Pink and Glitter. I used lots of pink on my card and the white polka dots are glittered for lots of sparkle!

Paper Romance Challenge #41-This week the challenge is all about COLOR! they want to see as many colors as possible! I used lots of Spring colors on my creation!


Scrap It With A song Challenge Week 45-This week the challenge is a battle of Bon Jovi! Hard choice but I went with the Pop Gals for my card. Have A Nice Day is about expressing yourself and living easy. I think that is my creation this week!

Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Challenge-This week their challenge is "Spring Has Sprung". I hear birds singing almost every morning now and so they make me think of the start of Spring like this cute bird!

Stampin' B's Design Team Challenge #101-This week their challenge is all about "Bling". I used a lot of bling on this card for lots of sparkle!

Stampin' For The Weekend Challenge #5-This time around their challenge is all about "Springtime". I can't wait for the Spring flowers to bloom like on my card and all the Spring colors to fill the yard!

Stampotique Designers Challenge #26-This time their challenge is all about Animals, Insects or Birds. I love this bird of theirs that I used on my card.!

Stempeltraume Challenge #74-This week their challenge is a recipe- swirls, pink and flowers. I think this is a wonderful recipe this week.

Wild Orchids Challenge #19-This time their challenge is Dieing To Punch It Out. They would like to see us use a die or punch on our creation. I used the Tim Holtz swirl die and the MS heart boarder and branch punch on my card.

These are all fabulous challenges so be sure to stop by and play along with them!

Thanks so much for stopping by today to see what I created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me to read.

Happy Creating,
Mary C

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Going Green St. Patrick's Day Style!

Happy Tuesday! I can't believe that it is finally all this snow on the ground is starting to melt! I thought we would never see the lawn again. There is still lots of snow here but the bushes are starting to pop through the snow and we have our driveway back to it's original size. Maybe Spring is just around the corner!

Being Tuesday it is also time for another fabulous challenge over at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations! This week our fun challenge is Going Green. We also have a wonderful sponsor this week Digital Delights by Louby Loo! I used their super cute leprechaun as well as their shamrock DP on my creation this week!
The ladies really did a fabulous job on their creations to inspire you so be sure to check out their blogs for their creations this week!

These are some other fantastic challenges that fit my card

Alphabet Challenge-This week the challenge is "R for Ribbons". I love to use ribbon on everything!

Aly's Sunday Sketch Challenge-This week they have the fun challenge "Anything Goes"!

CES Challenge #26-This week the challenge is St. Patrick's Day/Good Luck. One of my favorite holidays being that I'm Irish!

Craft Your Passion Challenge #48-This week their challenge is a favorite of mine "Anything Goes". This is also a great new challenge blog that I found!

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #48-This week the challenge is "Going For The Green". I chose to do St. Patrick's Day!

Paper Playtime Challenge #40-This week their challenge is DIGI Monday and the theme is Anything Goes! Two of my most favorite things when playing!

Shabby Tea Room Challenge Week #52-This week their challenge has to do with "Luck of the Irish" !

The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge #98-This is the great sketch that I used for my creation this week!

Mami Doodles Challenge #21-This week the challenge is monochromatic green with a touch of Irish!
The Paper Variety Challenge-This week their challenge is all about the color "GREEN". This is a great new blog that I found!
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #101-This week their challenge is "You Lucky Duck" Make a Good Luck, Congratulations, or Best Wishes card.
The Corrosive Challenge #106-This week their challenge for us is "Going Green" so I did St. Patrick's Day!
The Crafty Pad Challenge 111-This week their challenge is to use ribbon on your creation. I love Ribbon!!!
House of Gilli Challenge Blog-This challenge is a "GREEN" challenge this time around! This is also my first time playing with them with a fun challenge theme!
Really Reasonable Ribbons Challenge #19-This time around their challenge is a "Green Theme". Great theme for this time of year!
DYSU Challenge #9-This week their challenge is to "Just Green It". A great theme for anyone that loves the color "GREEN"!
Crafty Hos' Challenge-This week their challenge is all about "St. Patrick's Day". This is a new challenge for me.
ECP Challenges #33-I found this great challenge and it is all about St. Patrick's Day/Green.
Card Makin' Mamas Challenge #16-This week their challenge is all about "Something Green". Perfect for St. Patrick's Day!
Stampin' With The Dragon Challenge-This week the challenge is a color challenge of green gold/yellow with a St. Patrick's Day theme!

These are all fantastic challenges so be sure to stop by and play along!

Thanks you for stopping by today to see what I created I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me to read.

Happy Creating,
Mary