Monday, December 27, 2010

Last Royal court for 2010

Hello and welcome to the queen kat final royal hop for 2010 you should be joining me from chris's blog  if not start back at the begining of the hop right here so you don;t miss out on any of the great inspiration my fellow team members have to share with you.  For my card i used amy brown lizzie fairy and my papers are from basic grey and she is colored up with copic markers and a bit of chalk to add some background behind here. Make sure you stop by the store and pick up your own queen kat stamps.  Now continue on the hop to the wis blog.


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

anything goes

It been snowing around here and its cold and i decided that since karens doodles was going with the theme of anything goes as long as you a karens doodles image then i was going to go with something warm and fun. I used maggie and me then along with these pretty red flower paper from the cafe Mediterranean stack from dcwv.  I used copics to color my image, the butterfly is a nestablites die and the border punch is from stamping up.  Image is cut out with my lacey squares from nestablites.  Hope you feel a bit warmer.


happy new year with bells and whistles

Over on the bells and whistles challenge blog this week the theme is new years and a bells and whistles image. I was really struggling with this theme cause i only have a few bells and whistles images and none of them said happy new year to me.  Then i though well what about a january birthday type card with cupcake.  Then i though okay what papers do i have that scream new years.   I dug thru my stash and found these papers from dcwv linen closet.  I used a sketch from split coast stampers it is sc311 and my sentiment is from studio g.  I hope i have inspired you to try this challenge out with your own bells and whistles images.  Cupcake is colored with copics.

Sketch and stash your choice

Over at the sketch and stash blog this week it your choice which of the past sketch and stash sketches you use and of course something new from your stash.  I choose sketch number 8 to work with and my new item from my stash is my designers papers.  It the winter wonderland stack from dcwv which i purchased at joannes but is not longer available as Christmas is almost here. My image is from sugar nellie and i colored her up with copic markers. 


Friday, December 17, 2010

Cafe lucy

Sparkle creations wants to see stitching (real or fake) on your card this week. I went with a nice simple layout to showcase my new rubber stamp cafe lucy.  I think she is lots of fun to color up i did some fake stiching around the edge of my main image.  Image is colored with copics.

Winter wonder

I am entering this card into two challenges

1. the pixie cottage - followed the sketch. papers used are from dcwv winter wonderland. Image is from the greeting farm snowboarding toby.

2. simon says  - silver, blue and white.  I colored toby in the required colors for this challenge and pick papers from dcwv winter wonderland stack to accent.


Dare to be sassy snow

The challenge on sassy studio designs this week is the theme of snow.  I used snow bunny from sassy studio designs.  I also used snowflake cuttle bug folder and snow themed papers from dcwv winter wonderland stack.  I also used winter wonder sentiment from ctmh.  My image is colored with copic markers.

Snowball fight

The challenge for this week on cute card thursday blog is to make one for the kids.  I thought this card would work really well for me to give one of my friends kids for christmas cause it totally themed for kids playing in the snow with their friends or siblings.  My image is from the greeting farm and is called snowball fight.  I used a sentiment from ctmh and my papers are from dcwv winter wonderland stack.  I colored my image with copics and used a sparkle gellyroll for the glitter on the snow.  Have a great day.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Queen Kat Designs royal court call

 Queen Kat Designs ( announces its latest search for loyal, dedicated and excited Royal Court members! You must be a STAMPER and card maker to apply. We are a stamp manufacturer that makes laser etched rubber stamps. We are looking for people who LOVE to stamp and can do so on a deadline with a smile!

Work Description:
*5-6 Hand stamped cards a month (photographs only, you keep your cards)
*1 Blog post a week on your personal blog (using 1 of the cards you made for your monthly quota)
*1 Blog post on one of the 3 Queen Kat Designs Blogs (Whimsical Ink Sorority, Dark Ink Sorority or the QKD Company blog, you will be assigned to 1 of the blogs upon hire)
*Participation on the QKD Facebook Fan page at least once a week
*Check in on the Court’s private message board at least 3 times a week to make sure you’re up to date
*1 of your cards made for your quota will be for the Royal Inklings Magazine so you will need to provide a write up on how to make the card with a supply list.
*Once or twice a month you will participate in Triple Tiara Tuesday. (T3) T3 is a new weekly mini blog hop/challenge that we are starting in January. This takes the place of our weekly blog hops.

(Terms are 6 months in length and we reserve the right to terminate your term at any time due to breach of contract)

Perks of the team:
+Worldwide exposure to your work through our blogs and online idea gallery
+Free rubber stamps each month of your term
+30% off any rubber stamps in our online store for your term
+40% off any rubber stamps in our online store on the 15th of each month for your term
+You will be published each month in our online magazine
+And more…

Please see info below and take your time to prepare a well thought out application.

a. Make 3 cards showcasing your best work and blog about them on your blog with a link to the Queen Kat Designs Royal Court Call. (Cards must be new for this call and can use any stamps and products you want. Of course we are partial to QKD stamps but welcome submissions with any stamps.)

b. Email us the link to your blog post to: with the following (all in 1 email please!)

c. Choose 1 of the cards you made for the call and write up a “how to” sheet on it. (Simple instructions and a supply list) To get an idea of what we are looking for, take a look at the latest issue of the Royal Inklings Magazine here:

d. Include the following information in the body of your email: Your full name, mailing address, phone number, blog or website address, email address. Current bloggers only! This call is open to anyone in the world.

e. Provide one paragraph about yourself telling us about you and make sure your personality shines through.

General Questions…
1. Would you say you are primarily a stamper or a scrap booker?

2. How long have you been stamping/ scrapbooking?

3. Have you participated in any other design teams? If so, please explain (guest designer, regular designer, for store, for manufacturer, for kit company), and if currently on other teams, please list those teams and your commitment. Please list the work load and the length of your commitments as well as names of companies.

4. What is your motivation for participating in our design team?

5. Do you currently own any Queen Kat Designs stamps? If not, why not? (Please be candid)

6. Are you able/ willing to make at least one post per week to promote our products? (At least one of these posts will be on a Tuesday per month; the one that is a Tuesday will be your day to host a challenge on your blog)
7. Are you able/ willing to commit to a 6 month term with QKD at this time? Do you have at least 3-4 hours a week to devote to the team?
8. Are you willing / able to help with extra samples each month? We are signing a lot of new stamp artists in 2011 and we will need lots of extra help on samples. Are you willing to help?

Applications are due by January 9th 2011 at 10am MST!
New Royal Court members will be by January 10th 2011 via email.
Send everything in 1 email to:

Monday, December 13, 2010

Green, Black and White

Hello and welcome to the royal queen kat tuesday blog hop.  You should be hoping to my blog from chris blog..  If your just joinging in start back at the beginning of the blog hop right here This week we have a color theme to follow which is green, black and white.  I am one of the newer members of the design team and i am using the imagine fairy from amy brown.  Hop by the store and pick her up.  I used some digital snowflake  papers and then used my copics in various green shades.  I added a green brad to my ribbon to finish the card off.  I would appreciate if you left a comment before hopping off to the WIS blog.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Royal Tuesday hop

Welcome to the Royal tuesday blog hop you should have come from Chris's blog if your just stopping by my blog head back to the start of the hop at Queen Kat Designs Blog so you don't miss out on any of my fellow design team members fab creations.  We are all using the great sketch featured above.

My card features the imagine fairy that was released on December 1st and you can pick her up right now in the Queen Kat Store  I colored imagine in with copic markers.  My papers are from the DCWV Winter Wonderland stack.  I Also used the snowflake cuttlebug folder behind my fairy. I hope you enjoy being inspired by my card and if you love the sketch share your creations with us.  Now continue your hope at the WIS blog and have a wonderful day.


Friday, December 3, 2010

color create challenge

Over on the color create challenge blog we are creating with grey, green and white.  I choose to ink up this adorable seal from whiff of joy.  I used my copics and my grey paper is digital and my green paper is from stampin up.  Sentiment a dollar find at michels.

Street corner josh

I ordered this adorable stamp when sparkle creations had there black friday sale.  The name of this stamp is street corner josh and inked him up for this week sparkle creations challenge which is an inspiration challenge.   I used some christmas paper from cosmo cricket and my copics with a bit of chalk for blue sky. Sentiment is from paper make up stamps./

karen doodles sketch time

Karens doodles challenge blog this week is having a special hop and a sketch for the new challenge. I used some digital papers and of course this adorable image emma in the snow.  I added some chalk to make a more realistic looking winter sky behind emma.  I colored emma with my copics.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

whiff of joy no red or green

Over on the whiff of joy challenge blog the theme for this week is non traditional christmas card so that means no green or red.  I saw an adorable sample by the dt with lizzie in muff colored in pinks and blues so i went with that theme and i was off.  I used my cuttle bug snowflake 5 x 7 folder on the card base.  Image is colored with copics and cut out with oval nesties.  A snowflake charm off the blue ribbon finishes off this clean and simple christmas card.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

First snowfall

Over at mo's digital pencil this week the challenge is swirls and flourishes and a mo's digital image.  Kai in the snow is one of the most adorable images.  I went with a nice blue and white theme for my card.  Papers are from dcwv winter wonderland stack, image is colored with copics and i added smooch to accent the snow areas.  Sentiment is computer generated word art freebie i picked up on the web.  My swirls are die cut chipboard painted with tim holtz distress paint and some smooch painted on for snow affect.