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:

SKISUSAN10

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

Bluebell

Bluebells

Bluebell

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

New Home

New Home Congrats

New Home

Good morning :)  I really, really challenged myself with this card.  There were a few challenges that I wanted to enter, and I’ve been so short of time, that I wanted to combine a few of them into one card….so I got my thinking cap on :)  I love the sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week, and really wanted to give it a go:

They also have a theme, this time, Use a Diecut.  Another challenge that intrigued me was The Butterfly Challenge, where the theme is V for the color Vermillion, and K for Key….with a butterfly, of course :)   These, along with the various Red, White and Blue challenges, certainly had me thinking!!  I found the little house image at a free clipart site, and printed it on blue card stock, then added some touches of red, white and clear sparkle with some gel pens…then fussy cut it out and placed it on white cardstock, matted in red.  I die cut the butterflies, with an unbranded die, and, after folding their wings up for a bit of dimension, placed them on a piece matted in blue.  I embossed the background with a Spellbinders folder, added a Tattered Lace diecut sentiment and then tied on a key charm to finish the card off :)

I’d also like to enter this into the following:

Let’s Craft and Create – #127 Just Beachy and/or Red, White and Blue

CutIt Up = #125 Patriotic/Red White and Blue (I’m Canadian, so went with the colors :) )

Glitter N’ Sparkle – #24 7 Red White and Blue

Class Act

Class Act

Hey there!! We have a brand new ATG challenge going on at Creative Fingers :)   One of our favorite sponsors is back, offering a great prize:

A person is seriously spoiled for choice at Rick’s store, so I hope you can join us with any project at all for a chance to win some of his amazing images!!

Class Act

I was so messed up for time here, with a long weekend, then I took a few days off from work, that I didn’t know what day it was!  When Angelique reminded me that a project was needed for the challenge, I was in a panic, because these images are NOT the ones you want to color in a hurry!! But I did, and am pleasantly surprised with how it turned out :)  I die cut some feathers with an unbranded die, then added them to a bunch of flowers atop a pretty bow.  I added a few pearl sprays, then punched the edge of the card with a Martha Stewart pansy border punch.  Not too bad for a rush job if I do say so myself, LOL.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Kitty Bee’s Aloha Friday -#98 ATG

Polkadoodles – ATG weeks 26/27

Classic DT Open Challenge - #16 July ATG

The Ribbon Girl - July Card Challenge

Creative Sketchy Girls – #13 Bingo – I used the bottom line..

BLUE
BLUE
BUTTONS
BUTTONS
WOODEN / WOOD
EMBELLIES
BUTTERFLIES
BUTTERFLIES

 

YELLOW
YELLOW
LACE OR RIBBON
SIDE OR RIBBON
PEARLS
BEADS

 

FLOWERS
FLOWERS
PINK
ROSE
Ciao

Beautiful Lily

Hi there!! There’s a new challenge at C.R.A.F.T. – and it’s one of my favorites: A Sketch Challenge :)

This sketch is created by our very own Aunty Sue, and it’s FABULOUS!!  Of course, we have a generous sponsor, and this time it’s

I hope you can join us for some sketchy fun this week!

Ciao

I was given the gorgeous Circle Lily to use for my project.  I colored it with my Prismacolor pencils to match one of the lilies that my neighbor has in her incredible lily patch…..I thought the colors were so unique, that I had to give it a shot.  I die/fussy cut the image out and then set to laying the rest of the card out.  I used a border embossing folder to create the vertical element, edging it with some ribbon that miraculously matched the lily!! A strip of lace and a LDRS stamped sentiment made up the other elements.  Since I edged the circle and the sentiment piece with some sparkly gel pen (which, of course doesn’t show in the pic), I added some sparkle balls to balance everything out :)

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

Dream Valley – #159 Bling, Lace and Ribbon

As You Like It - Favorite Way to Add Ribbon….strips to border other elements WHY?  It’s easy for a sucky bow tier such as myself :)

Crafty Catz – #378 ATG with a twist of add some lace

Crafty Gals Corner – #130 ATG

Crafty Creations – #345 ATG

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