Tuesday, 3 January 2012

YAY!! Top Tip Tuesday and work!

Top Tip Tuesday
Its Tuesday and that means its a Top Tip Tuesday Challenge
We are turning to fortnightly Challenges
More time for you to join in and you can enter up to 3 times too, and Don't forget we are a Top Tip Challenge so you can add Tips and also learn new ones too, and we will have Tutorials too.
Because the challenge is now Fortnightly ever other week we will also be having a
'Caught Our Eye'
post from Leanne so keep your EYE out for that too!

This Fortnights Challenge is
Anything Goes
We thought since everyone is returning to work and getting themselves sorted after the holidays we would make the challenge easy!
We have 3 great sponsors too!
Simon Says Stamp
Stamp Fairy
and Crimson Cloud
Crimson cloud
So then to my card for this challenge, I am using Barry Birthday fabulous Stamp Fairy Image, thanks Gerda... I have used some Echo paper jazzy papers and also some Brazil and Kraft papers, I have paper pieced Barry's present and hat, coloured him with Distress inks and also added some doodling and highlights with a white Gel pen
For my card candy I did not have any in the colour I wanted so hear comes my Top Tip:
If you don't have matching card candy, change the colour. Just use white or cream candy and your colouring medium, I used Mustard Seed distress inks.
here come the challenges I am joining with this card:

Sparkles Forum - Anything BUT a Christmas Card
One Stitch At A Time - Use a Digi
Kenny K Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes.
Whoopsi Daisy - Free and Easy
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Party – Birthday
House of Gilli - Anything Goes
Heart Song Inspirations - Anything Goes
Critter Sketch - Celebration – Birthday
Crafty Boots - Celebrations – Birthday
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes PLUS Distressing - Distressed edges
Here are my other challenge posts this week if you fancy looking
just click the badges to get to my posts


Totally Gorjuss


  1. Aww, great job with Barry. Love his little striped pressie. Great card. Hugs, Carissa

  2. Hi Samantha
    Another cutie of a card. The colours brightened up my mood. Thanks for another great tip as well!
    Michaela xx

  3. Hi Samantha!

    Love your card this week - its soooo cute!!

    Leanne xx

  4. Your card is lovely, and the stripes are a great idea. Barry looks adorable. Love all the stitching too. Annette xx

  5. Happy new Year Samantha - hope you had a good one! Gorgeous card - love the cute Stamp Fairy image. Just having a mega catch up so just off to look at your other recent creations :-)
    Pauline x

  6. This is so cute - and the paper piecing is really effective.

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck.

  7. Fabulous card!

    Thank you for joining us at Sparkles for our “Anything but a Christmas card” Challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon, good luck in the draw

    Shaz x

  8. Very cute having the patterned paper match Barry's paper pieced outfit. Sending smiles Samantha!

  9. So cute! Love the papers!

  10. CUTE CUTE CUTE!!! Love your tip too, very clever!!!! I do that to ribbon all the time! I HATE not having the right colour of ribbon to match!!!

  11. Hi Samantha, thanks for your comment over on my blog :) I love the papers you've used on your card - so bright and cheerful - and what a cute bear!

  12. Such a gorgeous card Samantha :o) Love those papers and the little bear is so cute. I do the same with card candy... wonder why I still buy them in loads of different colours then lol! Lisa x

  13. Awww what a cute bear, your card is fabulous. Thanks for joining it with our use a digi challenge over at OSAAT and good luck Julie

  14. Awww how fun and cute Samantha, love the paper piecing on the parcel, so colourful. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck xx

  15. what a cute card. love it

    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week, hope you join us next time too.

    my little scrappingcorner
    DT One Stitch At A Time


I really appreciate your comments thank you! hugs Samantha :0)

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