Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween

Here's an adorable image from artist Sandra Caldwell today. I did this fun cat image from Halloween. Isn't he just adorable?  He has no tail!  He's called 1078 Cat with no tail.  Check him out along with lots of other fun images at Sandra's store on Etsy, Babycakes DND.

Hope you have a wonderful Halloween.  Don't be a 'fraidy cat!  Hope you have a great time.  I'd love to hear if you are going to dress up in a costume today.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Happy Halloween

Here's an awesome freebie image that was given away by Ike's Art on the Ike's Art World Challenge blog (click here). Drop by over there and grab this wonderful image to play in her current contest Spooky Love (i.e. love of Halloween).

I hope you will enjoy all their design team cards and make a fun card to join in.  I don't have any Halloween plans for myself, but my local church (and all the other church's nearby) are planning to have fun in the various parking lots to give all the kids a safe place to go and get candy.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Have a Bestie Halloween!

Time for a little Halloween fun using this gorgeous image from Sherri Baldy.  She's called Boo Bestie!  How awesome is she?  Perfect for all those last minute Halloween cards you want to get done.  This was a quick and cute card I did by coloring her up and combining her with some fun spiderweb lace that I got while visiting Turkiye this summer, some shimmery paper with ghosts on it and some scary spider buttons.

Check out all of Sherri's wonderful stamps at her Besties Website (

Friday, October 28, 2016

Rick St Dennis

Sharing this fun image from artist Rick St Dennis today.  I have to love his drawings, everything from the beautiful ladies to the cute kids and horror images.  This image is too fun.  I love her skull jewelry.  made me add a skull to the front of the card.

Hope this gave you a little grin today. Have a great weekend.  I can't believe we are on the last weekend of October!  Here comes November!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

You are my favorite!

Happy Thursday everyone!  Here's an awesome image from Dilly Beans.  I love her skull images (and her girlie images too).  I hope you are having a great week. I am off to some physical therapy for my shoulder.  UGH. But it's good to have it done now while my shoulder is still doing well enough for range of motion.
Hope you have a great week.  Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

I heart you!

Here's a great image from Crafty Sentiments Designs that I used to create this card for the Monday Greetings challenge over at Outlawz.  The challenge this week is Animals.  This wonderful image is called Stanley I Heart You.  I just love this cute teddy.  I colored him with copic markers and added some gorgeous lace that I got while in Turkiye this summer.
Drop by Outlawz this week and be sure and check out the Monday Challenge.  You would win a prize from one of our amazing sponsors!

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Bestie Birthday Card

Here's a wonderful Bestie card that I made for the current challenge over at SSS Challenge blog.  There's a wonderful contest, the theme is Orange.  It doesn't have to be Halloween as I am showing here with this fun birthday theme card.  But there's many great Halloween theme cards to check out over on the SSS Challenge blog to inspire you.

We can't wait to see what you make, please check out our cards and then share your wonderful Sherri Baldy creations with us!

Cheers, Holley

Monday, October 24, 2016

Kitty Nurse

Happy Monday everyone!  here's a brand new stamp today from artist Sandra Caldwell. This adorable image will get added to the Etsy store Babycakes DND.  It's Kitty Nurse 1113.  Too cute!  I colored him up using copic markers and then added all sorts of medical embellishments to my card.  I hope you like it.

Here's a close up of the actual image.  It will be added to the store Monday!
Please join us on Facebook, the group is called Sandra Caldwell Stamp fans.  We have lots of fun contests, card sharing and chatter.  Cheers, Holley

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Black Cat

Here's a couple of great digi papers from Decosse Dynamite Doodles.  She sells all sorts of wonderful sentiment and paper collections.  I made these cards for tomorrow's challenge at Monday Outlawz Greetings challenge.   Our theme this week is to Feature and animal on the card.

Drop by the Monday's Challenge over at Outlawz and join in the fun!  We have two sponsors this week so there's lots of wonderful creations to see and multiple prizes to be won.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Francis Mary

About a week ago I was contacted by an artist whose images I just love.  I used to buy her stamps and do design team cards with her images when I was with Queen Kat.  The artist is Kathy Cyr of Francis Mary.  She's got a new store opened up!  Here's a great image that she sent me called Halloween 6.  How cute is this?  Check out all of her images on the Francis Mary site.
I have another cute image that I will be sharing soon!

Cheers, Holley

Friday, October 21, 2016

Eye am watching you!

In case you needed a little laugh today, I used this funny stamp from Creative Bug.  I guess I was in one of my moods because I thought this was just hilarious for Halloween.  I used some embossed background paper with some skull paper and then added a silly pun to go with it.
I created this funny card for the Outlawz challenge this week, the Monday Greetings challenge, the theme is more than 2 layers.  You have a couple more days that you can come and play, so please drop by and share some cards with us at the Monday Greetings group.

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Happy Halloween

Here's a fun Halloween theme card using elegant die cuts and gorgeous papers from Paper Temptress.  You could also use this card for Dia de los Muertos.

The base of this card is Mica/Metallic cardstock called Flame.  It's nice base cardstock which is very rigid and shimmery.  The corners were cut out of a black textured cardstock called Black Felt Grandee.  The main die cut used Heavenly White.

Hope you loved this Quick and Simple card today, you still have lots of time to made some fun Halloween theme cards.


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Memories In Paris

Here's a wonderful image from The East Wind.  They are having a great contest on their challenge blog this week called Bump in the Night.  The theme is do some embossing.  As you can see, I have embossed the frame around my image as well as the paper behind my image.  I just love this great waitress theme stamp and since I was recently laid over at the Paris airport, I had to use this Eiffel Tower embellishment to go with it.
Such memories.  I hope you will check out all of the East Wind's image at her Etsy store.  Such great fun images, my favorites are probably the Lucy Loo ones.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Hello There!

Here's a great image from Oddball Arts artist Lizzy Love. I so adore her work!  They are having a great contest on her Challenge blog, it's anything goes, so check out it HERE.  I am using a pink and green combo with some gorgeous lace that I go while in Istanbul this summer. 
Hope this card brings a smile to your face today.  Check out all of Lizzy Love's stamps at her Etsy store! OddballArtCo

Monday, October 17, 2016

Bearly Mister

 Here's a brand new stamp that will be released by Sandra Caldwell today in her Etsy store, Babycakes DND.  It's called Bearly Mister 1103.  How cute is he?  I added a sweet little sentiment,
"sending bear hugs."

Here's a close up of this adorable image colored in Copic markers.  It will be added to her store today along with many other wonderful new images.

Hope you all have a fabulous Monday!  Big bear hugs everyone!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Official Candy Taster!

Here's a fun image from Angie's Cards and Digis. She's called Daisy Mae with Treat Bag.  I thought she was just perfect for Halloween time.  The upcoming challenge on Outlawz Monday Greetings is 2 layers or more.  I thought layered candy like candy corn was just ideal, not to mention adding some layered paper for the card.  How cute is that?

Drop by the Monday Greetings Challenge on Outlawz and share your new work with us.  Be sure to include a sentiment on the front of your card.

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Ohh La La

Here's an awesome image from Ike's Art today.  She's one of the images called Muse 4.  I am sharing this card as a reminder of the Challenge over at Your Scrapbook Place Challenge Blog.  We are having a month long challenge featuring Ike's Art images.  Drop by over there and share with us your wonderful creations. The theme is Anything Goes and you will get an extra entry for using an Ike's Art image.
There's also a wonderful contest going on over at Ike's World Challenge, so you could make a card that you could enter in both contests!  I can't wait to see what you create.  Check out Ike's Facebook Group, there's card sharing and some wonderful image freebies.

Cheers, Holley

Friday, October 14, 2016

Meet Mr. and Mrs Teddy Claus

Here's  a great image that Sandra Caldwell made just for me!! How fun is that, on her facebook group she was asking people what stamps they would like to see, my suggestions was Santa and Ms Claus, as bears.  She picked many of people's answers and then drew them up!  How fun!

Here's the cute stamp she made, you can now buy it at her Etsy store Babycakes DND they are called 1121 Mr and Mrs Teddy Claus.  Join in our facebook group for Sandra and perhaps she'll draw up your stamp idea sometime, the group is Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Now that's a costume

Here's a sexy costume from Slinky Tarts.  love this artist's woman images.  Too fun, now if only I was about half my age (and weight lol, ok, maybe not half my weight, but definitely half my age to pull off this outfit, I am guessing the hubby would love it.  For now he will have to live with a card.
Hope you have a great week!

Cheers, Holley

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

A Bestie Halloween

Here's my project for the current challenge at SSS Challenge blog. Isn't this cutie adorable?  She's just perfect for Halloween.  The theme is Anything Goes + Halloween, so please drop by the SSS Challenge blog and share your latest Sherri Baldy creations with us.  We'd love to see what you create.

That awesome ribbon on the bottom is more of the great stuff that I picked up while in Turkiye.  The store I got that in was THREE Stories tall with nothing but ribbon and lace, but about 89% lace. WOW,  you can hardly believe it.  Just amazing. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Besties in Fall

Here's a wonderful Bestie image from Sherri Baldy called Img426, and I made a lovely fall theme card for the current SSS Challenge.  The contest is Frame it.  I added and Orange frame around my card using some Mica/metallic cardstock and I also used a die cut to frame my image.

I hope you will drop over on the SSS Challenge blog and share your creations with us for your chance to win some wonderful images from Sherri Baldy!  If you win you could also have a chance to be a guest designer on the Addicted to Stamps blog!

I am a Guest Designer today

I made this fun Lemon Shortbread card as a guest Designer for a blog in Norway.  Here's the adorable image I used. 

Here's the image flat, it will fit into an A2 size envelope

Here's the card when it stands up on the desk:

The project will be published HERE, so check it out and let them know that Holley sent you. it's supposed to be shared on Oct 12th in Norway, so I don't know the time change and when that means it will show up.

Monday, October 10, 2016

I have something Just For You!

 Here's a brand new image from artist Sandra Caldwell today, she will be adding this image to her Babycakes DND store today on Etsy.  She is called Bag Gal 1098.  I made this fun card here because she's carrying a surprise that is Just For You!!

Here's a close up of this adorable new image!
Check out her Etsy store later today for this and other brand new images as well as joining our Facebook group, Sandra Caldwell Stamp fans for new games, contests and general card making fun!

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, October 9, 2016

A gift from Santa

Here's an awesome image from artist Rick St Dennis that I used to create this sassy and fun filled Christmas card.  Looks like Santa gave her a little mistletoe so she could get some action! lol!  I combined this fun image with some wonderful Paper Temptress papers to make this card.  We are having a great contest over at Outlawz starting tomorrow morning and our theme is Anything Christmas.  Our sponsor is the amazing Rick St Dennis!


The base of the cardstock is Basis Red.  I layered some White Hanging Heliconias from Hambly Studio Overlays onto some Hemlock Feltweave.  You can buy the overlays as a 12x12" sheet or get it in a wonderful 6x6" assortment pack (click here). I printed out my image on Neenah Solar White Classic Crest.  Perfect for use with copic markers.

Hope this card gives you a smile today!  Drop by Outlawz and check out all the amazing cards from Rick St Dennis and then join in the Challenge.

Cheers, Holley

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Skull Card

Here's a quick and cute skull card using an image from Melonheadz. I am using some clear embossed paper from Bazzill and plain black cardstock as the base.  I just got some awesome skulls while I was on vacation this summer in Istanbul, some skull shirts, skull crystals, skull charms, even a skull pencil bag to keep my beads in.  Too fun.  Will have to take some photos for you to see.  The one thing I couldn't find was skull lace or ribbon, though I did by some skull patches and stickers
Hope everyone is safe, I know many people in the USA are in harm's way due to the hurricane.  Texas sized hugs and prayers for all of you!


Friday, October 7, 2016

Box Project

So I have been super busy for the last several weeks making things for my church's Bazaar, but I wanted to share this fun project that I did a while ago for a family member.  I made her a cute little box using a wonderful stamp from Sweet Pea stamps, which has since close :(

Here's some photos of the finished box

she just loves elephants, so I put a stuffed elephant inside along with some bath items.

Here's the plain box that I got at the Dollar store, so strong and sturdy and EASY to make a great gift from them.

Cheers, Holley

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Dare to be different

Sharing this fun card today, she's a classic Simply Betty stamp and just perfect for a little Halloween theme card.  I added a simple sentiment for her, Dare to be different.  Hope you like the shimmery ribbon I am using today, it's kind of a cross between washi tape and ribbon.  Not really sure which of the categories it truly falls into.
Have a great day everyone!


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Pink and Halloween?

In honor of Halloween, I had to "pink" it up and still use some skulls.  This awesome image is from Lizzy Love of Oddball Arts stamps.  I adore all her little girl images and of course, her spooky fun images like this adorable skull image. 

Who knew you could do Halloween cards in Pink?  I have another fun card to share, it's a zombie card all in pinks. I hope I will get a chance to post that before Halloween comes.

Cheers, Holley

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Celebration Contest

We are having a brand new contest on the Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans group on Facebook.  We recently celebrated our 300th member in which Sandra gave out this cute image called 300 and Counting.  The challenge is to create a card using this image.  If you didn't get the stamp when she handed it out, you can run to her store, Babycakes DND on Etsy and pick it up, the stamp you get won't have the 300 on it!  It will be a blank balloon that you can use for all occasions.  It is called 1108 Celebrate and it will be on sale for $2.

The contest will run for 2 weeks and you can upload your creation to the group.  Winner will get a free image from Sandra.  We can't wait to see what you create!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Angel Hippo

Here's a brand new image from artist Sandra Caldwell of Babycakes DND today.  Isn't this an awesome Hippo angel?  I am also using some more gorgeous lace that I got in Istanbul.  I will have to upload my photos to my blog so you can see just SOME of the awesome shopping pictures I have. It was TOO much fun. Just imagine a THREE story shop filled with nothing but lace.  Then imagine next door on either side is nothing but more lace stores in every direction.  It's just amazing.

I am so ready to jump back on a plane and go back to Istanbul already.  How about you drop by the Facebook group for Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans to check out all of her new images today, you will be getting a double bonus as this week we will be sharing both this week and last week's images!

Cheers, Holley

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Feelin' a little witchy? and some guest art from Maddie

Here's an adorable card using a great set called Feeling Witchy from Melonheadz.  We are going to have a brand new contest starting tomorrow morning at Outlawz for the Monday Greetings Challenge group.  The theme is Orange or Black.  As you can see, I am using both, and of course, I have included a wonderful greeting that comes with the set from Melonheadz.

Drop by the challenge over at Outlawz and join in the fun.  We can't wait to see your color creations this week.  Halloween colors are my favorite, but I will say that you don't have to make anything in Halloween theme, as long as you us orange or black colors.  ANY theme is great.  See you there!

Here's a special guest to the blog today, her name is Maddie, age 6.  She lives in my neighborhood and I met her while walking around.  She was having an Art Sale in her front yard.  There was so many lovely projects done by her and her siblings.  Here's the one I bought.

It's her and her family in a car being chased by a Nacho!

Please take a second and leave some kind words for Maddie.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

I Heart U

Are you excited to see Ike's are TWO days in a row?  Well, here's an awesome image from Ike's Art that I am using for the current contest over on the current challenge at the YSBP Challenge blog!  our great sponsor is Ike's Art and I have this fun image called Heart of Bones.  How awesome is that?  I paired that image with some gorgeous papers from Paper Temptress and some stunning lace I got in Turkiye.  This card is giant, at 8.5" wide and 5.5" high (half a cardstock sheet folded).

Check out the wonderful contest we are having at Your Scrapbook Place, share any newly crafted project with us and check out all of our projects this month (click here).  I am using some gorgeous papers from Paper Temptress on this fun card, The card base and image are done on Neenah Solar White Classic Crest.  The black cardstock is a wonderful textured paper called felt grandee black.  The transparency comes from Hambly Studio Overylays and is called White Hanging Heliconias.  I totally recommend going with the 6x6" assortment packs as they are just perfect for greeting card making.