Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Clean and Simple Shaker Card

Hi Everyone!  Long time no post.  Just enjoying family time with visitors this summer!  Today I am sharing a card I made for the Make It Crafty Clean and Simple Challenge, Shaker cards.  I chose this fabulous image Witchy Concoctions.  I made the door of the cauldron into the shaker part.  I drew a couple of eyeballs and a spider and added some seed beads for the shaker elements.  I love Halloween images and this witch is so cool.  It was a lot of fun to color!  Hope you like it.

I used copics and colored pencils to color the image.  I drew the stones around the fire.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs and smiles,

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Mask-erade Online Card class

Hello everyone!  I signed up for an online card class called Mask-erade.  I am enjoying the different ways you can use masks.  This is the second time I have taken a class from this online source, and I am sure I will be taking more in the future.  They do an excellent job!  I have 2 cards to share with you today.

I made a stencil of the leaf from a Memory Box die and sponged several different colors on my card front.  The hello die is from Lawn Fawn.  I cut out several and glued them together.  When cutting the hello from your card front be sure and save the little shapes between the letters so you can put them back on your card.  Those little pieces will be flush with the card base.  The word hello will be popped up because of the layers.  It looks much better in real life.  My second card was done with a waves border die, I think from MFT (My Favorite Things) and a Sizzix Dolphin yellow die. (I don't think they make those yellow dies anymore.)
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Enjoy your day!

Hugs and smiles,

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tiddly Inks DT Call

Hello everyone!  Today I am sharing this adorable Tiddly Inks image.  This is Faythe Flower Girl Extraordinaire.  It is a digital stamp.  I decided I wanted her to have a cute little dress so I cut a piece of designer paper 8 1/2 by 11 inches and printed her a couple of times, just in case I made a mistake.  I added some shading to the folds of her dress, though it is hard to see in the photo.  I will list the colors I used for her skin and hair below.

I am pleased with the way she turned out.  I think the paper piecing was the perfect choice for her.

Hair B39 B45 T10
Skin E11 E13 E04 RV34
Roses and shoes R29 R35 R59

I am entering this into the Tiddly Inks DT call which closes in just a few hours. Can't win if you don't try, right?

Have a terrific day!
Hugs and smiles,

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Make It Crafty CAS DT Entry

Hello friends!  Sorry it has been so long since I posted.  I have made this card for The Make It Crafty DT call.  There are still 2 more days to enter!

I would love to be on the team!  Their challenges are so much fun and really push you to improve your skills by stepping out of your comfort zone.  Zoe is always so generous with her knowledge of coloring and is a genuine, honest, good person!  I had the pleasure of meeting her at a coloring retreat in Texas a few years ago!  I chose Koala and Joey Digi Stamp for my image.  I thought it would be nice to color an animal image for a change.

I will list the copics below.  I used an embossing folder for the background that reminded me of the branch he is holding.  I embossed extra so I could make the embellishment.  The finished card is 5 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches.

For the fur I used the warm grays.
W0 all the way to W9 for the nose.
The pink in the ears is R01
The background is YG11 and B00
The ground is E43, E42, E31 and more warm grays for the bears shadows along with BV000
The leaves YG63 YG67 abd G85

I am also sharing a few CAS cards I made for some FB challenges that Make It Crafty had a short time ago.  I don't have a color list but wanted to share them here for more inspiration!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Hugs and smiles,

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Tiddly Inks DT Call

Hello friends!  Sorry for my infrequent posts.  The last few months of 2014 were a bit hectic.  My youngest son had a collapsed lung in October which required a chest tube.  After 6 weeks, it collapsed again on December 3rd.  This time he had surgery and spent 13 days in the hospital.  Our Christmas tree was up and decorated just in the "Nick" of time, on Christmas Eve.  We had a lovely Christmas spent with my husband's family and I had all three of my son's home for Christmas, just the way I like it.  Now with the New Year and no health crisis' at hand I am ready to start crafting again.

Tiddly Inks is having a Design Team call and so I have decided to give it a try.  I wanted to join the previous call, but it was a good thing I did not, with my son's collapsed lung and all.  Today is the last day to enter.

Here is my card for the call.

I chose a digital stamp called Ducky Dance - Wryn.  I love the image and am already in the mood for Spring.  I used bright cheerful copic markers, gave her some striped leggings and layered her onto a card with some brads, and the perfect orange and yellow striped ribbon to finish the card.  The Thinking of You sentiment is from Ellie Says Be Happy clear stamp set.

Here are the Copics I used and a few prismacolor pencils to enhance some of the shadows.

Thank you Christy Croll for a chance to join a fun Design Team.  Good luck to everyone!  Some really fantastic entries!

Hugs and smiles,

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Happy Birthday to The Peachy Queen

Today is a special someone's birthday!  It is Kathy's birthday!  Kathy is the owner and artist of Peachy Keen Stamps, and I am blessed to call her my friend!  Kathy has been bringing smiles to everyone with her adorable stamps.  The card I made for her uses PK-1443, Faceless Penguins.  

I used copics to color these cuties!  Kathy I hope your birthday is super special just like YOU!


Hugs and smiles,

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Whimsy Stamps Design Team Call

Hello friends!  Today I have a couple of cards to share with you today.  Whimsy Stamps is having a DT call.  It would be so fun to make the team so I thought I would give it a try.  I used some adorable Wee stamps  to design my cards.

The stamp I used for this card is called Berry.  You may find her here.

I colored her with copics, used a WeR Memory Keepers die and a Papertrey Inc. banner die for the sentiment.  Added a touch of glitter for some sparkle.  I will list copics used, down below.

For this card I used Wee Stamps Winter Friends.  I stamped the image with Memento Toffee Crunch for the no-line coloring technique.  The mittens are from a Stampin' Up punch, the snowflakes are from Martha Stewart punches and McGill.  She was also colored with copics and the snow dots were made with a white gel pen.  I really enjoyed coloring these images!

Copics for card 1.
Skin: E50 E51 E00 E01 R20 BV31
Hair: Y32 YR24 E42
Clothes and boots: B21 B41 B45 E42 E43
Red:  R29 R35 R39
Edges inked with Toffee Crunch.

Card 2.
Skin: E000 E01 E11 R20 BV31
Scarf:  BG72 BG78
Red: R29 R35 R39
Sky:  B12 B24 Edges inked with Nautical Blue
Hair:  Y32 E17 E29 E39 YR18

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Hugs and smiles,

Saturday, October 25, 2014

One more ball point pen image for the MiC Challenge

I sure had a lot of fun with Make It Crafty's monthly challenge.  I think I may be using ball point pens in the future to keep practicing.  Here is my third card for the challenge.  Just a few more days left if you care to join in the fun!  You can read all about it here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs and smiles,

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Make It Colourful Challenge #14

Hello everyone!  Just popping in to share two cards I made for the Make It Colourful Challenge #14.  The challenge was to use ball point pen or other medium you don't typically use.  What I love about MiC challenges is that they really do challenge you.  They are unique challenges that I find inspiring!  Here are my cards.
 For this card I used Gnomey Peter and a Bic ballpoint pen.

For Tress Dancing I used several colors of Bic ballpoint pens.

There is still plenty of time to join the challenge.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs and smiles,

Friday, September 26, 2014

Make It Colourful September Challenge

Hello friends!  It's been awhile.  I played along with the Make It Colourful Challenge which is 2 tone monochromatic with abstract background.  I used the digital stamp Anastasia to make my little wall hanging.  Hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs and smiles,