Thursday, September 29, 2011

McMahon Five Designs- From Pink to Halloween.......

 Huh?  Well, you know I cannot pass up a chance to use pink, right???  I had to make a card with this precious Baby Calla Lilly image by Solocosmo from McMahon Five Designs:
  Isn't she precious?  Perfect Pink opportunity, right?  Although, this could be done for a baby boy too IMHO......  I colored the image with Copic  markers. Next, I used the Dot to Dot technique from the Technique Junkies CD #9. I cut out the frame with a Nestability.  I added corner accents with Parisan Accents Nestability and pearl accents top that off.  I added pink roses by Prima (mini roses and Fairytale roses in pink) and a touch of lace. There is a Zig-Zag stitch around the perimeter of the card in Pink.  Designer paper is Basic Grey Eva.
  Switching gears- I played with a really fun Halloween image called Halloween Dress Up by Studio 313 from M5D as well.  I used the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #123 as a starting point.

  I used Copics to color the image and added Sakura Gelly Roll shimmer for accents. The Nestability frame is from Metallic cardstock (isn't that fun?).  I added some MS punched Spider Webs and Crafty Sentiments stickers in the halloween theme.  I also punched out Stars using a retired SU punch. There is a tulle bow with an orange rhinestone at the top Rt too.
  Here is a close-up of the shimmer:
  ***Did you know there is a McMahon Five Designs aka M5D gallery on Splitcoast Stampers??? 
If you use a M5D image and upload a card- tagged with M5D or McMahon Five Designs, you will be entered into a chance drawing for a gift certificate offered randomly by M5D owner Sue McMahon- winners are announced in the M5D newsletter. *****

Challenges for my cards:

Card One:
Crafts and Me Challenge- Flowers
Flutter By Wednesday- Butterfly (it's on her hat)
Papercraft Star- Lace
Paper Shelter- For the Girls
Scrap-Creations- It's a Girl Thing
4 Crafty Chicks-anything goes
Papercrafting Journey- Punches /diecuts

Card Two:

Midnight Madness- Sketch 123
Bearly Mine- Use 3 Backing Papers- the orange is DSP with a glitter stripe
KB Cute Monday- Halloween
Ooh La la- Punches/dies
Paper Playtime- Halloween
Little Darlings- Halloween
My Mum's Craft Shop- Dress Up
Stampin B's- Make a Halloween card

Have a great day!

McMahon Five Designs New Releases 9/29/11

Look what is new in the McMahon Five Designs store this week:

Baby Calla Lily
Card by: Maxine

Card by: Sue

Card by: Shelly

Halloween Dress Up JPG and PNG

Card by: Sue

Card by: Shelly

Close Up by: Shelly

Aye, Aye Matey JPG and PNG

Card by: Sue

Baby Carriage JPG and PNG

Card by: Maxine

Card by: Michelle B

Halloween Kitties JPG and PNG

Card by: Sue

Card by: Sue
*I thought this image was cute for other purposes than Halloween so I changed the card to be a 'Thinking of You' card  :)

For more details on the projects above, visit the Design Team blogs!

Thanks for stopping by! Shelly

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Feline Playful winner winner chicken dinner.......

 Belli Challenge Post is HERE

 A heartful Thank You to everyone that stopped by and participated in the Feline Playful Thankful Blog Hop. 
 Check the main blog for all blog hop participant and Grand Prize winners- Best of luck!

For those of you that played along on my blog, the winners are:

 Happileigh Scrappin Store
The random winner is:   131

131 Lisa M said...
You are amazing with different techniques. I love your blog! All your cards have such a unique twist to them. Truly wonderful inspiration. Speaking of inspiration, thank you for all you do at Feline to inspire us crafters. Your hard work is very appreciated. Sincerely, Lisa xx
Creative Craft Challenges
Guest Designer for a challenge will be:

22 Tammylee said...
I love the colors and the layout is perfect. Cute project! Great blog hop with fun prizes. Tammylee Wahoo- congrats to all of the winners on the Hop!!!
Congratulations to both of you!  Please email with "Feline Thankful Blog Hop WINNER" in the subject line to collect your prize!

Thanks for stopping by!

Belli Challenge #127 Paper Piecing

  For the Creative Belli Challenge we are challenged to make a card with paper piecing.

  For my card I used a digital image and sentiment both from Create with TLC. After I printed my image on cardstock, I printed it on copy paper. I cut scraps of old SU DSP for each piece I wanted to paper piece, attached them to the copy paper image with removable tape and ran it through the printer again.

This is how the images look when they come out of the printer.  I cut around the printed lines and adhere to the image-and finish my card.  I added some really really old rub-ons of a tree branch with a bird on it. For the sentiment, I cut out a Nestability, traced around the outside of the Nestie onto DSP and cut out a shadow, added sponging and added some rhinestones to enter the 365 challenge day 211- Triple it. I added some sponged clouds to the sky, and used Copics to make the grass. Then I used some really old blue thread and used a Feather stitch around the edge of my card.

The spirit of the Belli challenges is to encourage you to use your OLD and FORGOTTEN embellishments!

For ideas and inspiration, check out the DT creations:

Ceal Pritchett
Anne Harmon
Jessica Stockmeyer
Joan Ervin
Maria Matter
Joy Hadden
Robin Parker
Mary Marsh
Karen Wallace

Also, if you upload a card to any galleries online  to Splitcoast , PCP, Stamp TV or another online gallery be sure to add CBC127 in the keywords section.

365 cards-Triple it- three techniques on your sentiment
Crazy Amigo-"R"- Rub on, RhineStones
The Crafty Pad- Must use stitching
Easy Craft Projects (EP) challenge- use 6 DSP on your card

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

"Awareness" Freebie- This is for you Brian!

 McMahon Five Designs has a Monthly Awareness Freebie- digital images and SVG cut files are in the store, all of which can be found HERE at the M5D website. 
   I love the Pumpkin with the HOPE in the center- I colored the image with Copics and added Sakura Gelly Roll pen for shimmer.
  I used Green for my ribbon as my nephew Brian has been diagnosed with Wilm's tumor and has had his kidney removed and has just ONE MORE CHEMO left, then he is DONE!!!  (That will be this Tuesday!!!). 
  He will be going to Disney - he is one of the lucky kids that Make a Wish is granting his Wish.  He is a Huge Cars fan, and they just opened up a Cars area at Disney in Florida.
   I played around a little more with the sentiment and made some background strips. I colored the images and layered up the image- the leaf on the left is popped up with a tiny piece of dimensional. The ribbon is from last fall...from the Target dollar spot. 
     If you make a card, please drop a line and share it- and add it to the gallery at SCS- Sue is randomly picking M5D or McMahon Five Designs tagged cards to win gift certificates to the store.

Card One
Sketch Saturday- Sketch
Gingersnaps- Use your crimper
Card Making Mama's- Punches
Crafting for all Seasons- Fall colors

Card two
4 Crafty Chicks- Fall or Autumn
Crafty Ribbons- Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

McMahon Five Designs New Releases 9/22/11

                           ****The Feline Playful Thankful Blog Party is HERE****

   McMahon Five Designs released this gorgeous image called Sweet Baby Mine, I had to create with it!
  My creative Journey began with cross stitch, crochet and macrame, but it stepped up a notch when I had children. I began taking sewing classes- specifically smocking and sewing for children. I attended the Martha Pullen School in Huntsville and joined the Smocking Arts Guild of America (SAGA) and attended quite a few of the SAGA National Conventions where I learned smocking, embroidery and needlework from teachers from all over the world.  I hope one day my grandchildren will wear a Christening Gown like the one shown above that I make by hand (or machine)!
  I made my card with Basic Grey Capella paper and a very light touch of Copic markers. I used the Top Note Die from SU and the oval shape Nestability for my card with SU cardstock. Sewing outlines around the Basic Grey paper in a Zig Zag stitch and the Prima lace to the Die adds a touch of dimension.  I had to crimp the DSP on the Top Die layer to enter the Gingersnaps Challenge.  The ribbon is wire edged and I added a button center for bling-and for the Bloggers Challenge to use buttons this week. The sentiment is free with the image. I added a touch of brown ink to the edges of all of the background panels as well. 

Gingersnaps - Use your crimper
Sentimental Sundays- Monochromatic
Digistamps 4 Joy- Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps-Use a die or a punch
Anything Goes Challenge- Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday- 'People' and a digi
Scrap Creations Going Grey- Anything Goes
My time to Craft- L is for.....Little One, Lace, lines (embossed with crimper)
Critter Challenge- recipe: 1 image, use 2 different pattern papers, use 3 embellishments, and 1 sentiment
Hooked on Crafts- Ribbon and Lace 
Bloggers Challenge- button (button in center of bow) 

Add your link to join in the Bloggers Challenge- Use a Button Below.

Thanks for stopping by!

McMahon Five Designs New Releases 9/22/11

               ***HERE is the link for the Feline Playful Thankful Blog Hop***

                           There are exciting changes at McMahon Five Designs:

We are excited to share with you that several of the HotSpot Challenge ladies are joining the M5D  Design Team!  WOO HOO!  Please give a Warm Welcome to:

*Also our illustrator of the Studio 313 line :)

For their complete Bio's visit the Design Team Page HERE.

Funny Little  Things JPG and PNG

Card by: Maxine

Card by: Kelly

Story Telling JPG and PNG

Card by: Sue

Sweet Baby Mine JPG and PNG

Free Blessings Sentiment w/purchase of Sweet Baby Mine

Card by: Maxine

Card by: Shelly

Lucky Halloween JPG and PNG

Card by: Sue

Card by: Christine

For more details on the projects above, visit the Design Team blogs!

Thanks for stopping by! Shelly

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Feline Playful Gratitude Blog Hop

                     ********  Happy Day of Gratitude to you!!!*********

   I recently joined the Feline Playful group to- give a little- since I have enjoyed playing along with challenges for so long.  The ladies decided to have a HUGE party for the Day of Gratitude.  So.......
  Welcome to our FELINE THANKFUL BLOG PARTY and HOP!! We are SO THRILLED you have chosen to party with us. We have organized this blog party to thank all of those who have joined us as followers - over 1800 of you and counting!! We want to say "THANK YOU" to all of you who have been so supportive of this wonderful blog that tracks over 500 challenges!   WAHOO!

A very SPECIAL THANK YOU to KAREN HOWARD, who started this blog just over a year ago and actually ran it solo for quite a while. Now a team of 14 ladies make up the DT for Feline Playful, led by SHELLEY (and that is NOT me!!! ) and we continue to add NEW CHALLENGES almost daily including winners for those challenges, DT calls, blog candy and more.

We are hosting this BLOG PARTY to say "THANKS!!" to all our followers for their continuing support. We have joined forces with a very long list of FANTASTIC SPONSORS who have donated images, store credit/$ vouchers and Guest DT Spots to PARTY WINNERS.

There are 3 WAYS TO WIN:

1. JOIN THE BLOG HOP - Our blog hop starts September 21 at 9:00 am (GMT) - which just happens to be the International Day of Gratitude - and ends September 27 at 9:00 pm (GMT). Each DT member (we have both past and present DT members playing along) will be awarding prizes at the end of the week to random commentors on their blog. And commentors will also be entered into a GRAND PRIZE draw at the end of the week. The hop order will be as follows:
• CG
• ERUM aka E.T.
• Gemma (links to come)
• Jennie (links to come)
SHELLEY- you came from here
SHELLY- You are HERE!  Almost done........
ZOE-You will go here next......

Please remember to follow the order of the hop so that you don't miss any of the DT members’ posts. If you get lost along the way, please return to FELINE PLAYFUL to find the hop order. Most of all, have fun and remember to keep coming back to FELINE PLAYFUL for all challenge listings, etc. each day.

2. FIND THE SECRET MESSAGE - Each DT member on the blog hop will share a letter on their blog. Once you have all the letters, unscramble them to discover a secret message. E-mail your answer to All correct answers will be entered into a draw for a GRAND PRIZE.

3. VISIT FELINE PLAYFUL - Enter your name using Mr Linky and you will be entered to win one of our DAILY PRIZES. You only need to enter once to be eligible to win all week long (but you do need to be a follower of FELINE PLAYFUL please). At the end of the week we will also be selecting at least 1 GRAND PRIZE winner.

Add your name to Mr Linky on the Feline Playful Blog HERE and check back daily to see if you're one of our lucky winners.

So what are you waiting for? Let's get this party started!!!

   I used a digital image and digital papers from McMahon Five Designs- one of our Sponsors for the party, and used a Technique Junkies Technique- another {Big} sponsor for this party! 

 I colored the image with Ranger Distress ink Tattered Rose and Aged Paper and SU..............  I spritzed over the image with Glimmer Mist.  The background Digi Papers from McMahon Five Designs were printed on Cryogen White text weight {sparkly} papers.  I used the sketch challenge from Midnight Madness. I added some dyed seam binding and fgathered it for interest.  I used Technique Junkies Out of the Box and Wisped Edges for my card.
Here is a close-up of the shimmer:

   Anyone that Knows me, Knows that I love pink and Technique JunKies!!!  

 There are two prizes available at my blog that will be awarded on the 27th- to win, just leave a comment .  (To win the grand prize, remember to gather all of the letters and e-mail as in the instructions above)

 First is HLSC aka  Happileigh Scrappin Store

 HLSC is owned by Leigh who loves to draw digital images, and offers them in colored and uncolored images.  Leigh is generously offering 5 digi's of the winners choice. 
Please stop by and check out the HLSC Blog too.

Next up is  Creative Craft Challenges

has offered a chance for you to win a spot as a Guest Designer for a Challenge.  Stop by the blog and see what the challenge is at the link above.

Thanks for your generosity- and Thanks to all of the Feline Playful followers- I am so grateful for this Blog- and I use it frequently!

OK- on to Zoe's Blog for your next letter

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the Blog Hop!