Category Archives: V’s Sweet Challenges

“Circles and Dots” VSC Challenge 27

Happy Monday all! Today is the first of the month so that can only mean that we have a brand new challenge for you. Yay!!!

Ok this months challenge we would like for you to incorporate circles and dots into your project. Maybe you like making round cards or you love using enamel dots. As long as we see round its all good.

For my card I used both my “Life Recorded” stamp set (which is sold out) and “Alpha Me” stamp set to create this card. I really love the circles and dots that come in the Life Recorded stamp set and used that to create the groups of circles. I also used matching sequins. I added a velvet bow ribbon at the bottom which is a new ribbon that will be listed in the shop. I just love this ribbon and it’s so fun to use.  I also forgot to mention that I used Hero Arts mini neon ink pads which I just love!


Now don’t forget to stop by the challenge blog and check out what our DT has created.

Supply List from V’s Sweet Shop

Bleu De France Sequins

Mambo Melon Sequins

Light Chartreuse Sequins

Light Coral Sequins

“Life Recorded” Stamp Set

“Alpha Me” Stamp set

Turquoise Velvet Ribbon

V’s Sweet Challenge “Anything Goes” #26

Good Morning crafters!!!! I have a new card for you for our August challenge. I am so excited about this card because I used my new Alpha Me stamp set. This stamp is definitely fun to use and I love how you can color it in to match your color scheme. I also used the circles from the Life Recorded stamp set. Love all the stamps in this set and it’s one of our best sellers so get your fast before they sell out. For embellishments I used my enamel dots Seafoam  To see more amazing creations using my new stamp sets hop on over to our challenge blog and check out what my DT has created. You will be amazed at how creative these ladies are.


Thanks for stopping by!!


“Summer Fun” VSC Challenge #24

Good morning crafters!!!! We have a new challenge theme today and it is “Summer Fun” I am a summer baby so I love summer. We are also counting down for Max’s first birthday. Wow where has the time gone. Of course I’m going crazy trying to get things for his birthday party. This time we are not doing anything big but I do have a cute theme for his 1st. I will have another post about that.

Anyways lets continue with our current challenge. Our sponsors for this month is my all time favorite stamp company, A Day For Daisies. I am in love with all their images. You should definitely stop by and check out their shop.

I used Miss Clair Clown for my image ( I just love her!!!) and added some of my sweet dots which can be purchased here. I also used Dear Lizzy Daydreamer paper pad for my background paper.


To upload your  project to this months challenge you can click here. Don’t forget to check out what our DT has created!

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

VS Challenge #23 “Distress” it

Good morning everyone! It’s the 1st of the month so I have a project to share with you. For this month our theme is distressing. There are just so many different ways to distress and hard to pick one but I went for my favorite way. When I first began to craft one of the first techniques i learned was how to make the edges of your card look worn out. To do that you take your bone folder and run the edge of it against the side of the card. Of course you can buy the tool to do that but I was on a budget and I liked how it came out. Another technique that I also love to do is add some Tim holts distress ink to the sides of the card. These techniques definitely give the card a funky look that I just love.


I also added a shaker to my card because its all the rage now and i just LOOOVVVEEEE making them. Oh and my son loves it too, lol. They are fun and easy to do and I might make a video on how I did mine.  The stamps and die cuts I used are from Lawn Fawn and can be purchased in my shop. You can also purchase the floral sequins. The paper pad I used is one of my favorites from American crafts. It is the PLUS ONE amy tangerine 6×6 pad which is also available in the shop.

Thanks for stopping by and please make sure to check out our challenge blog for more wonderful inspirations from our DT.



“Technique” VSC Challenge #22

Good morning crafters!!! Time for another fun VSC challenge for the month. For the month of April we are showing you our favorite techniques. My problem is that I don’t just have one, I have a few but the main technique that I will talk about today is watercoloring. Recently Nicole of Sweet Designzz sent me my first set of watercolor pencils. She is such an awesome friend always thinking of others. Thanks Nicole!!! I couldn’t wait to get started. I had to do a bit of research first and also purchase some watercolor paper. I bought a small pad of paper at michaels which came with 10 sheets for like $3 bucks. It wasn’t one of the heaviest paper but it was ok. Next I had to find out what was the best type of ink to use for my stamp but unfortunately I only had momento black ink. Even though it was a fast drying ink it took a few minutes to completely dry. The best to use are ones that are fast drying and also meant for watercoloring. On the back of the ink it will say that It can be used for watercoloring like versamark fine ink.
I have taken a few photos of the process


Here are the watercolor pencils. I also used a brush pen.

For the skin color I used Golden Rod


Just like you would color with copics I did the same with the pencils and used two different colors close in color family


20140401-085753.jpgHere is the finished card



Embellishments used are our new glitter and Poppy sweet dot sets which you can purchase here. I also used some May arts ric rac ribbon also avail in the shop.

The other techniques I used was adding  acetate wings and I also made a sequins pocket. I will probably do another post of how I did those two techniques.

Ok so now it is time to head on over to our challenge blog and show us your techiques for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to our online store. Also don’t forget to stop by our Dt’s page for more info on the process of their fave techniques.

GIVEAWAY ALERT!!!!! LEAVE A COMMENT FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THE NEW SWEET DOTS! Winner will be chosen next Tuesday April 8th.

The Squirrel and the Fox ” Use Something Metal ” Challenge #46

We have a new challenge going on at The Squirrel and The Fox. It’s an exciting day for us here, for we have a new sponsor joining us, new DT members to announce and a brand new look!
Our theme for this  challenge is
We welcome our newest sponsor, Beary Wishes, who are offering our winner three free digi images.
Here is my card using something metal. I used a key charm.