Friday, September 21, 2012

Happy Friday

Hello everyone!!

I was thinking about something to fill our days until the next challenge and the "Happy Days" came to my mind!! How about some posts about interesting ideas you may use on our challenges or on your craft life?? Today I will show you a step-by-step emboss technique.

You will need a nice stamp, white stamp pad, white embossing powder, a white piece of cardstock, an acetate sheet, a spray bottle with water and two or more different colors of Distress Ink (or any water based stamp pad).

Start stamping on the card stock with the white stamp pad, spreading the white embossing powder all over it and heating with the embossing gun.

You will have something like this:

Then stamp all over the acetate sheet with the different colors of Distress Ink (don't put one color over the other) and spray some water over it. The water will react with the Distress Ink and you will have a very useful distress "waterly" ink. 

Press the embossed image over the ink and scrub.

You can pull the paper to see where you need more ink and scrub the picture many times as you need. When you're done, you can let it dry by itself or you can heat with the embossing gun, so you will spread the wet parts creating a nice effect over the paper.

Then you can use it on your work. I made a card!

So, that's it, I hope you like it!!
And if anyone uses these directions, please just leave the link on this post so I can pop in and see what you created!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Challenge #37 Winner and Top 5

Hello everyone!
The winner of challenge # 37 is no 30 - Ria! Congratulations Ria!! You have won 7 free images of your choice at Bugaboo!! Please, e-mail me at and I will tell you how to claim your prize!!

Below is Ria's winning creation:

And now the Top 5 in no particular order!!

58. Noor Nahdi

Congratulations girls!! Please, grab the Winner and Top 5 blinkies on our sidebar!!
Kisses, kisses,

Challenge #38 - Color Palet

Hello everyone!!

Here is Vanessa again and I'm very proud to be organizing the challenges on this blog. I must say I just love creating cards and crafts, and when I heard the blog was closing, I decided to do something about it. Cheryl is helping me with everything and I hope we can still have fun around here!

So, as Autumm is just around the corner, I chose a picture I love that has these amazing warm colors to lead us to September challenge. You just have to FOLLOW THE COLOR PALET! I hope you enjoy dealing with colors just as much as I do!!

{ credits: look here photography and Tanlup }

As I didn't have much time to organize this challenge and to get in touch with the sponsors, I will be offering to the winner a US$ 6.00 cupon on any products of my online store! And if there's anyone who wants to sponsor the following challenges, please just write to There's also a DT call going on till October 1st, don't forget to apply!!

I hope you get lots of inspiration from the DT creations!
Don't miss it!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Creatalicious DT Call

Hi beautiful crafters around the world!!

I'm Vanessa De Bonis, I'm from Brazil and from now on I will be organizing the challenges here. Cheryl is giving me a fantastic support and I hope I can keep you busy and happy with the challenges!! Please, forgive me for my English, we speak Portuguese around here and if I make some bad mistakes, please let me know so I can write things properly!!

As some of our DT members had to leave the team, I decided to have a DT Call in order to keep the posts full of inspiration and beautiful works. There are 6 permanent positions available and below are the list of requirement:
  1. You will need to create something once a month for the challenge.The challenge is the 15th of every month and your creation may be required by the 10th of every month. Please, have this in mind when applying!
  2. You will have access to a DT blog where you will post your creations and where all DT information is posted. The themes will be avaiable in advanced, so you will have plenty of time to organize crafts and pictures.
  3. You will need to comment on the entries, which is 1 in 10 entries, you will be given a number.We have done it this way as life can be quite hectic, making it hard to comment..........we sometimes get 200 plus entries.
  4. Be able to create with digi images, as we do occasionally get sponsored by digi companies.
  5. Remember this is a challenge blog, so there are no DT packs given for doing this. Bec, Cheryl, myself and the rest of the DT do this for the love of it and to give you all some fun challenges to follow.
  6. You will start your DT duties on 15th October (remember you will have by the 10th to upload the picture of your work!).
Well, I think that is it! If you have any questions, e-mail us at or to my personal e-mail,

All you need to do is enter your name into the linky below, so we can stop by and have a look at your work. This DT call will close on Monday 1st October and the new DT will be announced sometime over that weekend.