Christmas Birdie

BirdieGood morning :)  It’s time for another challenge at C.R.A.F.T.  We are having another Christmas themed one this week….trying to help get your Christmas card stash done before the big rush :)  Our sponsor this time is MelonHeadz Doodles.  They have tons of packs, with something for every occasion!

I have used the bird from the Christmas Carolers pack for my CAS card.  I colored the bird with my SN markers, then fussy cut him out.  The sentiment that the bird is perched on was printed on my computer.  I embossed a snowflake border with an embossing folder that was a free gift with a magazine, layered it onto a red card base and added a few sequins.  TaDa!!  Done :)

Rose Angel

Rose Angel

Rose AngelSince I got confused with the dates, and entered another card into the Aurora Wings Challenge with a whole week to spare, I made this one for the Feathers and Fur challenge, so I could stick with “tradition” and come slithering in with a last minute entry :)  I used the beautiful Rose Angel by Mitzi at Aurora Wings.  I colored her up with my SN markers, and I must say, the language at times wasn’t too ladylike, trying to do so many whites, yet keep everything separate…..I think I managed (thanks to the language?)  I went through a lot of papers until I found the blue and pink DP….then distressed the edges of that and the image.  I die cut a piece of white card stock with a Tim Holtz die, and layered it over a pretty blue, for the background.  The lace that I found in my stash matched the lace on the angels dress perfectly!  I won some roses from Wild Orchid in a challenge recently, and I paired them with some other roses from my stash.  I die cut the feathers with an unbranded die, then inked the edges lightly with Distress Ink.  I assembled the roses, feathers and some die cut leaves and added some silver pearls tucked here and there.  A few more pearls balanced the finished product.

No Evil

No Evil

No EvilHi there!! Been a while since I’ve blogged anything, as I’ve been feeling out of sorts, and blah lately…..hiding in my little hole in the corner of the world lol.  However, I’ve been crafting, and here’s one of the cards I made….using the adorable We are No Evil by Mitzi at Aurora Wings :)  This was one of the first images I ever had from Aurora Wings, and have only just now got around to coloring it and making a card!!  I used my SN markers to color it, adding some detail with a fine point Stampin’ Up marker that I’ve had for 13 years (and it still works!!!)  I wanted to retain the woodsy feel of the image throughout the card, so I embossed some leaf print background paper with a tree embossing folder, then dabbed brown paint on the embossed parts to give it some definition.  Then I proceeded to cover the better part of it up by layering burlap, and pieces of a damaged screened in gazebo that I scooped up before it went in the trash :)  I die cut leaves in a variety of greens, added a twine bow with some leaf charms, a sentiment and a square gold accent :)  Loving these little guys….I love owls, have always liked the No Evil characters, and am a huge fan of Aurora Wings images, so its a perfect mix!!

I’d like to enter this into:

Aurora Wings Challenge Blog – Fur and Feathers

Snow Day

Snowball Fight

Hi there!! It’s time for a new challenge over at C.R.A.F.T.  We’ve made our way through the last month, back to our monthly Christmas themed challenge.  We have Melonheadz as our sponsor this time, so I hope you can drag out the Christmas stash and join us!!

Snow Day Snow Day Inside

I used a variety of the images from the Snow Day Black and White pack, and colored them up with my SN markers.  I merged in all the snowflakes from the pack around the boy, then added a GOTCHA sentiment right in the middle of the snow splat :)  I thought that the idea for a swing card (or flip card) was appropriate with these images :)  I die cut a whole bunch of snowflakes and scattered them around, then added a small stack of snowballs.

Baby Feet

Baby Feet

Baby Feet

Good morning :)  Today is the start of a new challenge in the Sheepski Designs Facebook group!  It’s always ATG with a Sheepski Designs image, and there are LOTS to choose from :)  Andrea is always busy bringing new ideas to life, so there’s something for everyone!  To help out with shopping a bit, here’s a discount code that you are welcome to use:


I fell in love with this image, Baby Feet, as soon as I saw it, knowing it would be perfect on any kind of baby card <3  I’m short of baby girl cards right now, so colored it up with a pink blanket.  I went with a CAS design, layering the image, that I partially fussy cut, over a piece of embossed white card stock, then framing it all in white.  I cut the sentiment with a Tattered Lace die, and added a few pearls to the corners as the only embellishment.  Hope you like it, and hope to see you over at the group for our challenge!!

Puppy 4U

A Puppy 4U

Puppy 4U

Good morning :)  My card today features the absolutely adorable Puppy in Boot, by Mitzi at Aurora Wings. She very graciously offers this as a freebie on her Facebook group, where there is so much inspiration!!  I don’t kn ow about you, but when I think of Aurora Wings, my brain automatically goes to beautiful floral images, mermaids, and of course, Sprites!! Mitzi’s animals are so freakin’ adorable, that they should certainly be given the limelight!!  So, that’s why I chose this pup for the card!  I colored him up with my SN markers and did some light chalking in the background.  I had a bunch of co-ordinating scraps of DP that were perfect for this card, so I started layering away :)  I was quite excited, because the band/belt/?? embellishment that I’ve been saving for all these years made a perfect little doggie collar embellie :)  Of course every dog collar needs a tag, so I die cut one from mirror card, then “engraved” the message on to it.  I balanced everything out with some silver adhesive baubles.

I’d like to enter this in:

Aurora Wings Challenge Blog – #53 ATG

Birthday Moths

Birthday in Black and White

Birthday Moths

Hi there!! My card today features another one of Ching Chou Kuik’s beautiful images - Come Softly.  It’s been a long time since I did anything in the “no-lines” technique, so I figured I’d have a go with this one :)  I colored it in a monochrome palette with my SN markers, and added a few glitter highlights.  I looked high, low and sideways for the “right” background paper, and just wasn’t happy with any of my thousands and thousands of design sheets!! So, I took the moth from the image and made my own :)  Some black velvet flourishes with silver touches, black and white flowers that i stacked and centered with rhinestone brads, a sparkly ribbon bow, and a stamped sentiment finish this card off :)

I’d like to enter this into:

Ching Chou Kuik Inspiration and Challenge Blog – Monochrome

Speedy Recovery

Daisy Shaker

Speedy Recovery

Hi there :)  A friend of mine finally went in for her long awaited knee surgery, so I had to make a special card for her.  Her favorite color is orange, and fave flowers are gerbera daisies.  I’ve had this stamp set from Inkadinkadoo for a looooong time, and have never used it, so figured it would be perfect for this occasion!  I also thought it would be perfect to make a shaker card with, as I haven’t made one for ages, and it would give her something to play with while she recuperated on her couch, lol.  I used the bigger daisy from the set to stamp a background, and the frame to make the shaker part.  I colored everything in with my Prismacolor pencils, then assembled it, using a computer generated sentiment, some gel pen accents, a piece of turquoise ribbon, and some sequins and pearls for the shaker part.  She loved it, calling it her get well fidget spinner, lol.  I’m happy to say that she is a quick healer, and is moving around already :)

I’d like to enter this in the following challenges:

Stamping Sensations – July, Anything With Flowers

Brown Sugar Challenges – #258 ATG

Jo’s Scrap Shack Funday Friday – ATG #196




Hi there!! I made this card for a recent Facebook challenge at Aurora Wings, and haven’t had time to blog it until now!! I really don’t know what people are talking about when they refer to the lazy days of summer, because it seems as if I’m running non stop!! I used on of the adorable sprite images that Mitzi is famous for: Bluebell Sprite.  I colored the little sweetie with my SN markers, then shaded the background with my Prismacolor pencils.  I’ve had this giant doily (or a good part of it) kicking around for quite a long time, and figured that this was just the card to use (a piece of) it on.  I cut the fence on my Cricut, then inked the edges with some Distress Inks. I’ve really been trying to use up stash that’s been neglected and/or forgotten, and as I went through things, I found these pretty pop up butterfly stickers.  I added a few silver adhesive dots and mounted everything on silver mirri card :)

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Di’s Digi Designs - Layer It Up

CCC Digi Creations – Monochrome

The Paper Shelter – #301 Going Digital

Crafty Creations – #345 ATG

The Sketchy Challenges – #123 Bingo – Butterflies, Image, Pearls or Bling

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Lily's Little Pony

Lily’s Little Pony

Lily's Little Pony

A very special girl just turned 3, and she told me that she liked My Little Pony toys.  I had this image from Scrapper’s Delights that I knew would be perfect for her card :)  I printed off the sentiment at the same time I printed the image, then colored it up with my Prismacolor pencils, adding some white gel pen accents.  I muddled around trying different layouts, but settled on a CAS design, bringing in the colors of the mane and tail with some rainbow plaid paper that I edged with millions (ok, it seemed like that many) of dots that I made with a white gel pen.  I matted everything with yellow and attached it to a pink card base :)

I’d like to enter this into the following:

Digi Stamps 4 Joy – #138 ATG + Special Birthday

Send a Smile 4 Kids – Birthday Fun 4 Kids

Through the Craft Room Door – ATG for the week of July 4

Fab N’ Funky – #358 Little Boys and Girls

Allsorts – #423 Magical and Mythical

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