Friday, October 20, 2017

Holiday Hippo

Good Morning to you all.  Today I am posting for my Guest Design Team position on Sandra Caldwell.  She has given us a digi to do for the website and I chose this Happy Hippo to color.  And my I introduce my Happy Holiday Hippo to you without further ado.  

Now you can see why he makes me happy.  He is just the most adorable Hippo you will ever find.  You can find him in the Esty shop here.  

I do hope you will pop over to the store and look around.  You will find some of the most adorable images that you have ever seen.  Sandra is a wonderful artist and I know you will love her images.   

I will be posting a new image release once every two weeks for you to see as they are released so check back on the 27th for another new release.  
Also would love to invite you to join us on facebook to play in the challenges that Sandra does there an as a matter of fact she has one going right now so come join in the fun.  Here is the link to the Facebook page for Sandra.  You can meet all the wonderful crafters there and let Sandra know that I sent you.  
So till Next time happy crafting all. 

Linda GDT Sandra Caldwell 

Fall Leaves

Good Morning all.  Today is my day to post for Festive Fridays from The Outlawz Challenge.
We have 4 themes you can choose from and you can find them on the challenge site here.  
I chose to use this sweet image by Bugaboo Stamps.  They are our sponsors for each week and you can find them here to find this sweet image if you want this one to play with.  
I colored my image with my copics and cut it out with a die cut  then I inked the edges to make it stand out.  I cut a few small leaves to put on as embellishments.  The small ones on the image are part of the cut outs from the die cut if you notice you see they look like leaves so I used them on the image  as embellishments.  I hope you like my card and will come play along to win some sweet images from Bugaboo Stamps.   
So till next week have a happy crafting week.  

Linda K DT Festive Fridays

Monday, October 16, 2017


Well hello everyone.  I can't believe it is October already but it is still pretty warm here in the sunshine state.  It won't start getting cool till later this month.  And I sure am looking forward to some cooler weather as it has been a long September with the hurricanes.  I hope you all enjoyed your summer and are looking forward to Halloween.  

Today is my chance to Remind you of the Challenge going on over at Scrapbook Stamp Society.  You can find the challenge here in order to join and I do hope you will hop over and take a chance to win some images from Sherri. 
She is a wonderful artist.  She has thousands of images to choose from.  You don't have to use her images to join in however.  But if you want to go take a look to see what wonderful images she has the Esty Shop is here.
I colored her with my copics and mounted her on a bright yellow card then layered it with a bright Orange (autumn colors)  then used a Designer paper from Recollections on top of that.  The image is mounted on the same yellow as the card base.  The flowers are from Heartfelt creations and is the classic rose.  I colored them with stampin-up inks and shaped them with the heartfelt creations flower shaping tools.  I used glitter glue on the edges for some sparkle and the centers are Viva bright yellow.  It is a pretty simple card but love how it turned out.  I do hope you do as well.   
So I am inviting you again to come play along in our challenge this week for a chance to win some images.  

Thank you for stopping by my corner of the world and hope you will leave me some love.  Till the next time everyone Happy Crafting to you all.  

Friday, October 13, 2017

Missy with her pumpkin

Hi everyone, it is Friday again and I am here to show you my DT card for this week. I am posting for Festive Fridays Challenge.   Our sponsor each week is Bugaboo Stamps and you can find all the wonderful images we use here at the shop.

Now isn't she just adorable?  I love this image and colored her of course with my copics. (they are my go to medium for coloring.  I inked some card stock with different fall colors of ink and use that to cut out my leaves are they just so sweet?  I embossed the card front with a leaf embossing folder by Anna Griffin and it turned out so well. I love her folders.  I cut the other two pieces with a Stampin-up die cut.  All in all I love how she turned out and hope you do as well. 
You can find her in the shop along with tons of other wonderful images for all seasons and reasons.  
We have 4 themes each week that you can choose from to make a card and join in the fun.  
1. Lets go riding
2. Card with Pumpkins
3. Fall Colors
4. Christmas
I am inviting you all to come play along with us at the Outlawz and the Festive Friday challenge.  You have a whole week to get your card made and entered to have a chance to win some sweet stamps like this one from Bugaboo Stamps. 
Here is the link to the Outlawz site and just click on the challengs tab and you will see all the challenges for the week that you can enter.  

So tell next time I do hope you will come play along with us and join in the fun we have great DT cards for inspiration as well, like the one here.   

Happy Crafting to you all and have a wonderful day.

Linda DT Festive Fridays (Outlawz)

Friday, October 6, 2017

Football Player

Good Morning to one and all and  thank you for visiting my corner of the world today.  

I want to introduce you to my little football player by Bugaboo Stamps.  It is football season so this is one of our themes.  I am posting for Festive Fridays with the Outlawz challenge.  We have 4 themes a week for you to choose from and I will list them under this sweet image.  

Now isn't he just the sweetest little football player you have seen in a long while?  And a perfect fit for the fall season.  You can find this and many more images here at the Bugaboo store.
Now Our list of themes for the challenge over at Festive Fridays:
1. football Season
2. Fall Flowers
3. Lets go Hiking 
4. Christmas 
Now see you have a lot to choose from so come on down and join in the fun.  Christmas cards are always welcome and everyone seems to be making them for this year already so enter one you have and post it to the challenge.  Read the rules before you do so you have a chance to win some sweet images by Bugaboo Stamps
  You can find the challenger here:  Then just follow the challenges to Festive Friday.  We have different challenges every day and if your card fits the others please feel free to join in there too.  Or if your feeling  up to make another one for someone special and it fits the theme of that challenge by all means we would love to have you.  Each challenge has there own prizes so check out the site and if your not a member of the Outlawz by all means please sign up it is free.  
I just wanted to tel you a bit about my card.  It was colored with copic and I used blue and white twine to give it a more masculine look and then added the enamel dots to the side.  (doing male cards is hard for me and not sure why but hope this one is one you will like)  

So till next week have a wonderful day and Happy Crafting to you all

Linda DT Festive Fridays (The Outlawz)

Friday, September 29, 2017

Chase Your Dreams

Well hello everyone,  thank you so much for coming to visit my corner of the Craft World.  I do appreciate it.
 Today I am posting for Festive Fridays.  We have a choice of  4 themes each week that we can choose from to make our cards.   The tag you need to use for your entry is 092917.
This week our themes are:

1. Card with Stitching (Faux or Real)
2. Our Military 
3. Tea Party
4. Christmas

This week I decided to use the image  "Chase Your Dreams"  I just love the saying so this was my reason to choose this one.  You can find the image at Bugaboo Stamps here.   And when you get your card done and want to enter it into the challenge at Festive Fridays you can find it here.  Do come check it out and see all the DT teams wonderful creations.  
Here is my card colored with Copics. 
I wanted to give the card some sparkle so I use some gems that came from the Craft expo a couple of years ago. Other than that it is pretty plain and simple.   I chose to do the stitching theme with Faux stitching.  
Please consider joining us this week and play along with us in the challenge.  Till next time Happy Crafting.

Linda DT

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

My Princess

Well hello all you wonderful crafters!

Today I am posting this wonderful image by Sheepski images.  She was a freebie and I fell in love with her so had to color her up right away.  I also have printed her a couple more times, one to use on a different card and one for my coloring journal. 
I was approached by a fellow crafter to come join in a challenge at a new Challenge Blog and that is called CREATEFUL HEART DIGI'S & DESIGN. And you can find them by clicking on the name.  So I said sure let me get one of my newer card up on my blog and I would be happy to join in.  I would love to see you come along and join the fun as well.  I love new blogs and love to support them.  They give digi images as prizes and who doesn't love digi images.  Please read there rules before you play.  It is an anything goes challenge which I like as well. 
Now on to my card.  This is a 5x5 card and is colored with my copics.  Basically all I use these days.  I mounted it on some cheesecloth and put some lace on one side.  The flower is by heartfelt creations and is the classic rose.  I used stampin-up ink to color it and the center is Yellow Viva pen.  I added some glitter to the flower but you can't really see it in the photo.  The gems are from Recollection's by Michael's.  I don't normally put a sentiment on my cards because I wait till I need a card then decide what to use. 
So I do hope you will come play along with us and until then Happy Crafting to you all.

Friday, September 22, 2017

JJ Snowflake

Good Morning to all you wonderful crafters out there!
 With Christmas right around the corner, No don't yell at me it is only 4 months away  I have decided I need to get busy and start my Christmas cards now.  It is even a bit later then I wanted to get started but at least I am getting to it.  LOL  So today I am posting for Festive Fridays and the Outlawz,    We have a challenge each week and we have 4 themes from which you can use to make a card from.
The Tag you need to use when your enter the challenge is  092217
  This week our themes are:
1.Lets go fishing
2. A hunting we will go
3. Favorite junk food
4 Christmas 
So,  yes this week I chose Christmas again so I can start my collection towards Christmas.
Here is the image I chose to work with from Bugaboo our sponsor.  You can find all the images your heart desires here at the Bugaboo store.  I do hope you will pop over and check out all the sweet images they have for you.  So without further ado here is Miss JJ in her Snowflake.

I hunted for my Christmas stash of materials as they were buried in the closet yet.  I love this paper so this is what I picked to use.  The image was colored with copics.  The sentiment is from the same paper pack as the paper and is from Recollections.  I went to Michael's last year after Christmas an picked up a couple of packs for this coming year.  Love those 1/2 off sales.  I love to make envelopes to match my Christmas cards so that is what I did here.  I added 2 gems to the sentiment for bling.  Other then that I like the plain and simpleness of this card.  

I want to invite you all to come play along with us at Festive Fridays and have a chance to win some wonderful digi stamps by Bugaboo.  I hope to see you there. So till then Happy Crafting 

Linda DT

Monday, September 18, 2017

Sweet Kitten

Good Morning everyone.  Or Afternoon which ever it is in your neck of the woods.  
Today is my chance to Remind you of the Challenge going on over at Scrapbook Stamp Society.  You can find the challenge here in order to join and I do hope you will hop over and take a chance to win some images from Sherri. 
She is a wonderful artist as you can see by this sweet kitten that she has in her shop.  She has thousands of images to choose from.  You don't have to use her images to join in however.  But if you want to go take a look to see what wonderful images she has the Esty Shop is here.  This image is 330 and can be found in the shop here.

I colored this one with my copics (yes they are my go to medium)  The background is one of the many watercolors that I have done to use with my cards.  I decided to just cut the corners and not do to much to this card so that the image takes center stage.  The little enamel  dots are some that I made here at home by melting Pony beads in the toaster oven.  The ones in the store are pretty expensive so since i use them so often I had to find an alternative to buying them.  I found the video on how to make my own from Utube.  Love that Utube you can find anything on there.    The ribbon for the bow is from my stash.  The Just For You is a Creative Die cut.  

I want to thank you for stopping by and checking out my part of the world here in blog land.  And I hope you will leave me a comment as I do read them all and do appreciate everyone who stops by.    
So everyone I want to say so long for now and happy crafting to you all.  Till next time then!!


Friday, September 15, 2017

Winter Birds

Well Good morning to one and all.  So happy that you have come to visit my little corner of the world.  
Today I am posting for Festive Fridays over at The Outlawz challenges.
The tag you need on your card to enter is FF091517
This week our 4 themes are
1. Card with Grapes
2. Birthday Cake
3. Lets have coffee
4. Christmas

This week my card is with the Christmas theme.  Good time to get some more Christmas cards made as I am running out of time to finish them.  So my I present "Winter Bird"

I call this my Christmas Chick.  I thought it would make a cute Christmas card for one of my kids on my long Christmas list.  
I colored it with copics and used the red gems to add some color to it the snow is my white Viva Pearl pen, which I love for snow.  The sentiment and back ground paper is from my Christmas stash from Micheal's after Christmas sales.  Love those sales for sure.   
I an inviting you to make a card following one of the themes and join the fun over at Festive Fridays Challenge.
Just click on the link and it will take you over to where you can join in the fun and a chance to win some digi stamps.  If you want a stamp from Bugaboo Stamps you can find her store here.   She has some really awesome images and a freebie friday as well.  Lots of goodies to choose from.  

So ladies and gentlemen I bid you good day and Happy Crafting till I see you next week.

Linda DT

Monday, September 11, 2017

Handmade flowers

Welcome to my world.

  Today I am posting for Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge.  Our theme this time is Handmade flowers.  This theme is right up my ally as I love flowers and have quite a few stamps and die cuts from Heartfelt creations.  I also use their shaping tool for my flowers.  It really does help make them look more real.  The hardest part for me  is trying to decide which flower would work best on here so I decided to keep them small and simple.  Sitting and making flowers for me is so relaxing.  Ok enough about that lets get to the card and the challenge.  I do tend to go on and on.  

This image is is Img 0006 and can be found in the Esty shop here.

Sherri has so many wonderful images to choose from so grab your drink an have some fun.  I love digital images easy to download and easy to store.  I do use some rubber and acrylic stamps but not many. 

I colored her with my copics and t love how she tuned out.     I love to color and do color most days a little bit anyway.  The flourish behind the flowers is a darice die cut and it is really pretty versatile.  The blue background paper is a piece I cut from a wall paper book.  I didn't really have any thing that looked oriental so I used this.  The centers of the flowers is a pearl pen in bright yellow I love the look it gives.  I did put some glitter glue on the edges of the flowers but you really can't see it in the photo.  I do hope you like my card and will leave me  a comment.  I do read them all.  

So my crafty friends I hope you have a wonderful week and until next time Happy crafting all.!!

Linda SSS DT

Friday, September 8, 2017

You Are The Best

Good morning to everyone out there in Blog land.  
Today is posting day for my Design Team for Festive Fridays.
The tag you need for your entry is 090817
This week we have 4 new Themes for you to choose from:
1. Best Friends
2. Card with Books
3. Card with Red
4. Christmas

I chose the Best Friends theme and this is the image that I chose from Bugaboo Stamps who is our sponsor. 

May I introduce to you "YOU ARE THE BEST"

I just love this image.  Reminds me of my best friend and I. 
An she truly is the best friend a girl could have.
I colored this with copics and mounted it on Orange with shinny dots on it although you can't really see them in the  picture and then added the yellow ribbon.  Once I got that done I decided I need some bright background so hence the Yellow card stock and the black brads.  The base card is black as well an as always I decorated the inside of the card like the outside with Yellow and White.  
I hope you will make a card and come join us for a chance to win some Bugaboo digital stamps.  I use a lot of digital stamps as they are so much easier to store then traditional stamps as my space is limited. 

Well everyone I hope to see you all at the challenge and until next time Happy Crafting. 

Linda DT

Friday, September 1, 2017

Autumn Squirrel

Good Morning to everyone,  It has been a while since I blogged as I have been on vacation and pretty busy once I got back.  I have also undergone eye surgery for cataracts on one eye and will be doing the second on the end of this month.  So now that you know what I have been up to onto the good news.

I was invited by The design team of The Outlaws Festive Friday to join there team and I have accepted.  So I will be posting for them for the first time with this post.  I am excited to be invited to join them and can't wait for all you that follow me may come along and join the fun.  The Outlawz have a different challenge per day and you can enter any or all of them and have a chance to win some wonderful prizes.  I have won many great prizes with them over the years.  Festive Fridays offers digital stamps from Bugaboo Stamps as prizes and they are our sponsor.  I do hope you will jump over and join us for a few challenges.  We also have a facebook page so join us there too when you can.
The Festive Friday challenge gives you 4 themes to choose from for your card that you enter so you can choose any of the 4 and make your card to enter.
The tag you use for entry to the challenge is 090117
This month the four are:
1. Card with Yellow and Orange
2. Back to school
3.Wild Animals and
4. Always Christmas  This is a great way to get your Christmas cards done early with no last minute late nite crafting sessions.

So for my first Challenge as a designer for Festive Fridays, with our sponsor as Bugaboo Stamps may I present Autumn Squirrel 

There are 4 themes for the month  and this one is Use Yellow and Orange.  I do like the color Orange and also the color yellow so this one was easy for me.  
I colored my squirrel with copics (a friend thought it was a skunk)  The back ground is sponged on, and I got a bit heavy handed with it so I used white to tone it down.   
I am inviting you to come play along with us at Festive Fridays here.
So make a card with one of the 4 themes an come join the fun!
I hope to see all of you there.  

So till next week Happy Crafting to you all.  

Linda DT

Monday, August 21, 2017


Hi everyone, I hope your having a great day and a wonderful week.  Today I am posting a reminder for our challenge at Scrapbook Stamp Society.  Our theme is die cuts and punches.  This little lady can be found in the Esty store here 

I fell in love with this sweet girl and had to color her up.  I actually printed her full size by accident but colored her and will frame her for my girlfriends craft room.  I did the other one in different colors tho.  

The die cut I used is a spellbinder and the punch I used was a fiskars heart punch.  I colored her with my copics and the gems are from the craft expo from years ago.  (I think I sorta over bought stuff and am still using it years later.  LOL)  .  My polka doted background paper is a scrap and the paper under that is a scrap of water color background I have made and put a said to use as they fit the theme.  I popped the image up with a piece of craft foam to give it some height.  I punched the word Love out in brown and orange to make it look like it had a shadow.  The punch is a EK success punch that was bought for me by a good friend.  

I hope you will come play along in the challenge with us for a chance to win some wonderful images by the very talented Sherri Baldy.  You can find the challenge here

So till next time  Happy Crafting.  Have a wonderful day. 


Monday, August 7, 2017

Sunflower girl

Good morning to you all.  Today starts a new day for our Challenge at Scrapbook Stamp Society.  Our theme this time is die cuts and punches.  I have used both with my image The die cute is the lacy circle and the punch is the edging on the card.  This image is Img 830 and you can find her in the Esty shop here.
I love how she turned out and will use this for a birthday card for a friend.

I colored her with my copics and just used a piece of water color paper for the circle behind her.  I have been having fun making some different colored background to use on some of my cards.  They are fun and so easy to do.  The first  embellishment is the bow that I made with my new bow maker. Then I decided that it needed a little bit more bling so I added some pearls to the die cut around her.  I wanted to keep her simple as she wanted to be center stage.  

You can find our challenge here.
I do hope you will come play along with us, we have some great Images as prizes and you will love them.  Sherri is an wonderful artist and wow trying to decide what images to buy is so hard.  So go take a look around the Esty shop and see what you can find and come join us. You don't have to use our images but you do have to follow the theme.  Everyone has die cuts or punches so go gather your supplies and share with us your creation for a chance to win.  
I hope to see you there.  

Till next time Happy Crafting to you all.