Wednesday, December 4, 2013

WINNER of Challenge #23~Christmas/Winter featuring Penny Black Stamps!

Happy Wednesday everyone!
I'm stopping in today to announce the winner of Challenge #23~Christmas/Winter featuring Penny Black Stamps. We had 114 amazing entries...WOWZERS!!! We are so excited to see you all playing along with us!! Thank you for all your wonderful support!
Penny Black offered up the following prize to our random winner:
The winner of these 3 fabulous stamps is:
Congratulations Donna!! Your card is absolutely stunning!! The image is adorable and beautifully colored and all the dies are perfect!! Please email Carisa at to claim your Penny Black Stamps!!
Have a great week everyone!
Rosie :)

Friday, November 15, 2013



Happy Friday everyone!! It's the 15th of the month, and we are back today to introduce a new challenge showcasing cards from our Rainbow Crew and some very special guests! We hinted in our last post that we would have an awesome sponsor on the 15th and today we finally get to spill the beans!!
We have the amazing privilege of having Penny Black sponsor our challenge today!! Can I get a WOOT, WOOT?!! They have some of the cutest stamps and dies in the industry!! In addition, some of their Design Team Members are joining us today....fabulous, right?!!

Our Challenge for the next two weeks is: 


This challenge should help you get those holiday cards knocked out!  I personally am getting into the Christmas spirit already! :) And what would a challenge be without an AWESOME prize?! Penny Black has graciously offered up the following prize to our random winner:

 Oh my word!! I love all 3 stamps!! I told you it was AWESOME!! Remember to be eligible for the prize you have to have a hand-colored image on your card.

Be sure to check out the Penny Black Blog between November 18th-22nd for the full reveal of their new release!! Here's a little sneak peak of what's to come!! :)

Now let's get on with our show! First up we have our guests...the ladies from the Penny Black Design Team!!

PENNY BLACK STAMPS: 30-193 Winter’sBlossom, 40-034 Carolling Penguins (sentiment)
ShinHan Art Touch Twin Markers.
Leaves: Y42, Y41, Y49
Poinsettias: R1, R2, R3 AND YR32, Y34, Y36 AND R4, R11, R22
Flower Centers: YR24
PENNY BLACK STAMPS: 30-191 Mimi & Friends, 4349E A Better World (sentiment)
Skin: Faber-Castell Polychromos 132, 189, 190
Hair: Derwent Coloursoft C010, C590
Hat and Coat: Paper Pieced, Glitter Powder

PENNY BLACK STAMPS: 30-188 Christmas Joy, 30-196 ChristmasWishes (sentiment) 
MEDIUMS/COLORS: Prismacolor Pencils
Reds: Scarlet Red (PC923), Crimson Red (PC924)
Blues: Violet Blue (PC933), True Blue (PC903)
Greens: Grass Green (PC909), Kelly Green (PC1096)
Yellows: Spanish Orange (PC1003), Sunburst Yellow (PC917)
Browns: Sienna Brown (PC945), Chestnut (PC1081)
Grays: French Gray 50% (PC1072), Cool Gray 70% (PC1065)

Absolutely fabulous cards ladies!! Thank you so much for playing along in our challenge. Next up, we have the cards from our DTC Rainbow Crew:

(card 1)
Medium: Copic
Bird: E81, E84, E87, E99, R22, R27, E07 
Leaves: G82, G85, G28, YG61, YG63, YG67, YG99, White Gelly 
Star: Y32, Y35, Y38 - Stardust Gelly 
Berries: R22, R24, R27, R39
Image: Song of Joy - Penny Black Stamps
Paper: Hammermill Color Copy Cover
Elements: Bling from Stash, AC Christmas Glitter Paper, Teresa Collins' Santa's List Paper 

(card 2)
Medium: Copic
Leaves: YG61, YG63, YG67, YG99, White Gelly 
Noel: Y11, Y32, Y35, Y38 - Stardust Gelly 
Flowers and Berries: R22, R24, R27, R39 
Paper: Hammermill Color Copy Cover
Elements: Bazzill paper, Crystal Elements for the green in the middle of the letters, Spellbinders die

(card 1)
 Medium: Copic
Skin: E000, E00, E02, E11, R20
Hair: E08, YR07, E37, E29
Dress: BG09, BG15, BG23
Teddy: E29, E35, E33, R22, R20
Gift: R59, R29, R27, YG11
Ground: C5, C3, C1
Paper: Papertrey Ink Stampers select white cardstock
Elements: Patterned paper is from MME, Ribbons from Michaels, Pearls from stash, EK Success Glitter, Distress Ink 'Tumbled Glass'

(card 2)
 Medium: Copic
Skin: E000, E00, E02, E11
Hair: 100, c7
Shirt: R59, R29, R27
Pant: G17, G05, G02
Hat: R59, R29, R27, C1, C2
Gifts: R59, R29, R27, G17, G05, G02, Y08, Y06, 02, B23, B24, B32
Ground: C5, C3, C1
Paper: Papertrey Ink Stampers select white cardstock
Elements: PTI Kraft cardstock, Patterned paper is from MME, Baker's twine, OA button, Distress Ink 'Tumbled Glass'

(card 1)
 Medium: Copic
Skin: E00, E0000, E11, R20
Hair: E33, E35
Coat: R24, R29
Pants: B91, B95
Hat, scarf, mittens: YG01, YG03, BG000, C00
Boots: E33, E35, E21
Polar Bear: W00, W1, W3
Snow: C00, BG000
Paper: Copic X-press It Blending Card
Elements: Patterned paper is MME, Twine is MME, Bells and cardstock are Misc. 

(card 2)
Image: Santa's Helper (Penny Black Stamps) 
Medium: Copic 
Skin: E00, E0000, E11, R20 
Hair: E33, E35 
Hat: R24, R29, C00, C01, BG000 
Shirt: YG01, YG03 
Pants: B91, B95, B97 
Shoes: E33, E35 
Gifts: R24, R29, YG01, YG03, B91, B95, B000, B01 
Paper: Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Elements: Patterned paper is MME, Star and cardstock are Misc. 

Image and sentiment: Christmas Joy (Penny Black Stamps) 
Bird: B41, B32, R20, R22, E31
Cat: W1, W3, W5, E41, E42, E43, RV10
Hat: R46, R29
Gift: R46, R59
Gloves: YG17, YG67
Scarf: B93, B97
Tag: E31, E42 
Paper: Cryogenic White
Elements: Reflections Christmas 6x6 Paper Pad (Echo Park), organza ribbon (Bags and Bows), sepia cardstock (The Angel Company-discontinued), microfine glitter, white flocking (Recollections), silver gel pen 
Medium: Copic
Cat: E30, E31, E33, E35.E37, E29; R01, R20,
Scarf: YG03, YG63, YG67; Gloves: B04, B02, YG03
Hat: R24, R277, R29, C0
Bird: B000, B00, B01, B02, B04
Gift: R24, R27, R29, YG63, YG03
Paper: Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Elements: MAMBI Christmas Specialty cardstock and White cardstock from PTI for the base.

 Medium: Copic and Spectrum Noir Markers
Cat: IG8, IG6, IG4, IG2, IG1 (SN), R20, Blender Pen 
Dog: E49, E47, E44, E43, E42, E41
Other: R89, R39, R37, R35, R24, G29, G28, G24, G21 BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04, BV08, E44, E43, E42, E41
Paper: Neenah Solar Crest (Crafters Companion UK)
Elements: White Card Stock (Aussie Scrap Source), Frostyville Wreath Die and Snowflake Label (Memory Box), Scallop Edge Punch (Fiskars), Circle Die (Spellbinders), Moonlight White Brilliance Ink (Archival), Snowman embossing folder (Crafters Companion) 

Medium: Copic
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
Hair: E44, E47, E49
Red: R24, R27, R29, R59
Green: YG03, YG25, YG67
Bunny: E40, E42, E43, R20
Paper: Copic X-Press It Blending Card
Elements: Cardstock (CTMH), Tis The Season 6x6 Paper Pad (Echo Park), Christmas Cheer CHIPBOX (K&Company), Polynesian Sails Die (Cheery Lynn), Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Walnut Stain Distress Ink, Taupe Embossing Enamel (Stampendous), Red Striped Ribbon (Hobby Lobby), Scor-Tape, Fabri-Tac Glue, Bow Easy, Pop-dots, Pearls (Recollections), Liquid Applique (Marvy)

(card 1)
Medium: Copic
Skin: (baby) E000, E00, E21, R20 (cherub) E50, E51, E11, R95
Hair: Y23, E34, E23, E25
Clothes: RY11, Y14, E40, E41
Wings: BG10, BG11
Straw: Y21, YR21, YR23
Wood: E31, E35, E57, E79
Dots/Shadow: Y000, Y00, Y04
Paper: Copic X-press It Blending Card
Elements: Woodgrain Cardstock by Simon Says Stamp, Gold Glitter paper Recollections, Distress Ink Burlap, Authentique Sentiment and Photo Corners

(Card 2)

Medium: Copic 
Skin: E50, E51, BV20, R20
Hair: YR12, YR15, YR18
Dress: G40, G43, G24 
Wings: BG10, BG11
Paper: Copic X-press It Blending Card
Elements: 4x6 Card is Pretty Little Studio Woodland Collection, Feathers Pretty Little Studio Woodland Collection, Studio Calico Wood Veneer, Gold Glitter Paper Recollections, Tiny Attacher, Authentique Word Stickers, Washi Tape Freckled Fawn

Now it's YOUR turn! We can't wait to see what you create with our CHRISTMAS/WINTER challenge!! Remember that all entries MUST have a colored image somewhere and follow the challenge requirements. 

Also, please make sure we have a direct link to your creation. All generic links will be deleted. You can combine this with as many challenges as you want, but make sure that DESIGNED TO COLOR is listed.

You have until November 30th, 2013 at 12pm MST to enter!

Rosie :)