Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Always in My Thoughts

Hello.

I finally got another card done!  Yes, it's been a while...sigh.  Here's the result.




A closer look at the adorable image being featured:


This sweet gal is named 'Jillian' created by Sylvia Zet of Wee Stamps.


Challenges for this card:
Card Mania Challenges CMC #91 - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Crafts Galore April Challenge - Anything Goes
Create and Inspire Challenge #61 - Anything Goes (or decorate an envelope)
Creative Ladybird Creations Challenge #25 - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - So So Cute
Love To Craft Challenge LTCCB #9 - April Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles Challenge #15 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge - Showers and/or Flowers
Whimsy Stamps Challenge #94 - Anything Goes with a twist of Spring

That's it...just a short post today.  Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Have a wonderful day!


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Chatterbox Lof Bias Plaid and Rosey Bloom; Recollections
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Thirty-Six, Classic Ovals and Posy Patch; Marianne Design LR0111 flower; Memory Box Fancy Blossoms; CC Designs Leaves; Recolletions flourishes
Punches:  Martha Stewart border
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Worn Lipstick, Victorian Velvet and Bundled Sage; pearls from my stash

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias; coloured pencils to help with the shading
- face and skin:  blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair and shoes:  cocoa, raw sienna, mustard, pastel yellow
- green shades:  marsh green, apple cider, meadow green, 617-T
- pink shades:  cocktail pink, pale pink
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  

Friday, March 31, 2017

Just A Note - FFFC #184 'Embellish It'

Hello.

We're kicking off a new challenge at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge today.  The theme for the next 2 weeks is 'Embellish It!'  I hope you can play along with us.  Please visit the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge to get complete details on the challenge and to check out what my DT teammates have created to inspire you to join us.

Here's the card that I came up with.



A closer look at this fairy image being featured.


This image, designed by Sylvia Zet, of Wee Stamps, is called 'Cindy.'  Isn't she adorable?  The digital stamp is available directly from Sylvia--details HERE.  If you prefer the rubberstamp, it's art of the Whimsy Stamps rubberstamp collection.

Colouring of the image was done with my alcohol-ink markers along with a few coloured pencils. I've added some cool-highlight glitter to the wings.


Challenges for this card:
Crafty Creations Challenge #338 - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #116 - Anything Goes
Digi Choosdays Craft Challenge Wk 13 - Anything Goes
Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge #232 - Mother's Day / For a Female
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #54 - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #159 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Things With Wings
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #336 - Sparkles

That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Enjoy your Friday and have a wonderful weekend!


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Recollections
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Twelve; Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles; Joy! Crafts/Noor! Design 6002/0157 Floral Flourishes; Memory Box 98312 Fancy Blossoms; Cheery Lynn Designs DL112 Exotic Butterfly Mini  
Punches:  Carla Crafts Small Cosmos
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Seedless Preserves and Vintage Photo; lace, glitter and pearls from my stash

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias, Shin-Han Touch markers; coloured pencils to help with the shading
- face and skin:  blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair and shoes:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone
- violet/purple shades:  aubergine, plum preserves, amethyst, 264-T, 263-T 
- green shades:  pesto, 5767-T, apple cider 
- wings:  264-T, 263-T, pastel green, cool aqua, denim blue
- envelope:  vanilla 
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Hello Spring!

Hello.  Happy Spring!

I love gardening so I'm looking forward to the weather getting warmer so I can go out there and sow flower and vegetable seeds in my little community garden plot.

Here's a card I've created to celebrate spring.


This is also an easel card--one of my fave types of cards.



A closer look at the adorable image being featured.


This is 'Tilda Decorates Easter' from the Little Easter Collection 2013 from Magnolia Stamps.


Challenges for this card:
Aud Sentiments Challenge #176 - Any Sentiment Except for Birthday
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge 34 - Always Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts Challenge #186 - Spring is on the Way
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #470 - Spring Fever
Making Memories Crafting Challenge #3 - Add Some Layers
Moving Along With the Times Challenge 41 - Handmade or Diecut Flowers
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Use More Than One Die or Punch
Tuesday Throwdown TT335 - Add Dimension

That's it.  Just a short post today.  Thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate you dropping by.  Have a wonderful day and the weekend is coming up, so enjoy!


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  K+Company Watercolor Bouquet paper pad
Dies:  Spellbinders Floral Ovals; Tim Holtz Tattered Flower Garland; Cheery Lynn Designs B155 Large Rose, B152 Miniature Rose and DL113 Exotic Butterfly Small; Marianne Design LR0150 Forest Branch
Punches:  EK Success Small Star
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Wild Honey and Dusty Concord; lace and pearls from my stash

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias, Shin-Han Touch markers; coloured pencils to help with the shading
- face and skin:  blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone
- purple shades:  aubergine, amethyst, 264-T, 263-T
- tights and shoes:  umber, Touch BR102, cinnamon, tan
- yellow daffodil:  raw sienna, mustard, pastel yellow, buttercup
- green shades:  370-T, apple, meadow green 
- flower bulb:  khaki, pastel beige, champagne    
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T 

Friday, March 03, 2017

How Beautiful A Day Can Be - FFFC #182 'Anyting Goes'

Hello.  Happy Friday!

A new challenge starts today at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.  For the next fortnight, the challenge theme is 'Anything Goes.'  Please visit the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge to get complete details on the challenge and to see what my DT teammates have created to inspire you to play along with us.

Here's the DT card I've created.



A closer look at the image being featured.


This beautiful digital stamp image is titled 'Honey Bee' designed by Jeremiah Ketner, available from Crafts and Me.
I've done the colouring with my markers (colours listed below) and  a few coloured pencils to help in the shadings.


Challenges for this card:
Crafts and Me March Challenge - Springtime
Crafty Creations Challenge 336 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge 34 - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts Challenge 183 - Die/Punch Frenzy
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 467 - Anything Goes
Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge 228 - Anything Goes
Kitty Bee Designs Challenge 89 - Flowers

That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Enjoy the rest of your day and have a wonderful weekend!


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Recollections; Chatterbox 
Dies:  Spellbinders Petite Ovals; Joy! Crafts/Noor! Design 6002/0158 Floral Flourishes; Poppystamps 956 Lovely Tendril 
Punches:  EK Success border; Carla Crafts Small Cosmos; Punch Bunch Large Impatients
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Rusty Hinge and Aged Mahogany; pearls from my stash

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias, Shin-Han Touch markers; coloured pencils to help with the shading
- face and skin:  blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone
- burnt-orange shades:  henna, walnut, burnt orange, mango
- green shades:  olive green, apple cider, 370-T, apple, meadow green   
- yellow shades:  mustard, pastel yellow
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green


Friday, February 03, 2017

Cherish - FFFC #180 "Fussy and Fancy'

Hellooooo.....

I'm back!  After a much needed break!  I really really appreciated that downtime.

I've now got a card to show you for our new challenge at the Fussy and Fancy Challenge Blog.  Our theme for the next two weeks is 'Fussy and Fancy.'   Please pop over to the Challenge Blog to get complete details on the challenge and to check out what my DT teammates have created to inspire you to play along with us.

Seeing that Valentine's Day is just around the corner, this is the card I came up with.



This is what inside the card looks like.


A closer look at the image I'm featuring.


The image is called 'Meant to Be' and it's available from Lili of the Valley as both digital stamp and rubber stamp.  


Challenges for this card:
Artistic Inspirations Challenge #171 - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge Week 5 - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #80 - Must Use Flowers
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 463 - Be My Valentine
Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #174 - Always Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #155 - Anything Goes
LOTV FB February Challenge - Love
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - The Colour of Love
Tuesday Throwdown #328 - Love Notes

That's it!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I appreciate the visit.  Enjoy your day and have a wonderful weekend!


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Basic Gray Wassail Cranberry Sauce; K+Company Julianne Specialty Paper Pad
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Forty-One and Die-D Lites Blooms Two; Elizabeth Craft Designs Curvy Leaves; Poppystamps 1436 Dogwood Blossoms
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain and Aged Mahogany; hemp cord and pearls from my stash; Tim Holtz Paper Distresser

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias, Shin-Han Touch markers; coloured pencils to help with the shading
- face and skin:  blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- boy's hair and shoes:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone
- girl's hair and straw hat:  raw sienna, mustard, pastel yellow, buttercup
- red shades:  burgundy, crimson, antique pink, cocktail pink
- pants:  twilight blue, polar blue, pebble blue
- shirt:  cinnamon, tan, march hare  
- grass:  apple cider, fresh meadow 
- black/grey shades:  cool greys 3 - 5
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  


Friday, December 02, 2016

Noel - FFFC #178 'Pastel Christmas'

Hello.  Happy Friday!

It's time to kick off a new challenge at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.  The lovely Pat K is our hostess for this challenge and the theme is 'Pastel Christmas.'  This challenge is being sponsored by Noor! Design UK.  Please hop over to the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge to get complete details on the challenge and to check out what my DT teammates have created to inspire you to play along with us.

Here's the card that I came up with.



A look inside the card.


A closer look at the two Magnolia Stamps Tilda images being featured:


- Tilda Hiding Gift from the Sweet Christmas Dreams Collection 2011


- Sweet Christmas Tilda from the Sweet Christmas Dreams Collection 2011

Challenges for this card:
Crafty Friends Challenge #45 - Blossoms
Creative Moments Challenge #107 - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge Wk 48 - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges #329 - Christmas
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge #86 - Create a Christmas Card or an ABC
Simon Says Monday Challenge - O Christmas Tree
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Simply Magnolia December Challenge - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter Challenge #275 - A Christmas Card
The Ribbon Girl - November 'Use any image' Challenge

That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Have a wonderful day and have a fabulous week!


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Recollections Pink Lattice and Batiked My Interest Surf; EK Success EB Visions of Christmas paper pad  
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Fourteen; Sizzix Tim Holtz Holiday Greens and Festive Greenery
Punches:  EK Success Large Retro Flower 
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pad Walnut Stain; jingle bells, ribbon, hemp twine and  pearls from my stash

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias, Shin-Han Touch markers; coloured pencils to help with the shading
- face and skin:  blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair and Tilda #2's socks:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone
- pink shades:  694-T, 693-T, 692-T  
- green clothing:  563-T, 337-T, 331-T, pastel green 
- yellow shades:  raw sienna, mustard, pastel yellow, buttercup
- Christmas tree:  bright green, leaf green, green shoot, meadow green, burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green  


Friday, November 18, 2016

Celebrate Your Special Day - FFFC #177

Hello.  Happy Friday.

We're starting a new challenge at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.  Our challenge for the next fornight is being hosted by the lovely Annie and the theme she has chosen is 'A Different Fold/Shaped Cards.'  I love fancy-fold cards and I have just the card for this challenge.  Don't forget to pop over to the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge for complete details and to see the fabulous card that my DT teammates have created to inspire you to join us.

I wanted to make another lever card, but instead of the regular square lever/centre panel, I used a shaped die for it (Go Kreate Square Frame Frilly #10).



Opening the card shows how the centre panel acts like a 'lever' that fits the window on the card front.




A closer look a the two Magnolia Stamps images being featured.


- Celebration Tilda from the Sweet Crazy Love Collection 2012


- Tilda with Straw Hat from the Butterfly Dreams Collection 2011


Challenges for this card:
Artistic Inspirations Challenge #167 - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge #168 - Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Crafty Calendar Challenge for November - Autumn Colours
Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge #214 - Anything Goes
Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenge #81 - Fall Colours
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #45 - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap Challenge LTSCB # 89 - Fancy My Fold
The Paper Shelter Challenge #273 - More than 1 of anything (folds, flowers, images)
The Ribbon Girl - November Card Challenge
Southern Girls Challenge #148 - Anything Goes

That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Enjoy your day and have a wonderful week!


Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  Chatterbox Olive Summer Flowers
Dies:  Go Kreate XXL Square Frames Frilly #10 and Medium Frames Frilly Rectangular #10; Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles, Spellbinders Petite Ovals; Noor! Design/Joy! Crafts 6002/0158 Flower 3, 6002/0263 Flourish Branch 1 and 6003/0008 Flower Flourish; Memory Box 98312 Fancy Blossoms, 98261 Kaleidoscope Butterfly, 98319 Willow Dragonfly and 98316 Cherry Blossom (for flower centres)
Punches:  Punch Bunch Large Impatients (leaves); Martha Stewart Rose Leaf; Carla Crafts Small Cosmos (for flower centres)
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Rusty Hinge, Gathered Twigs and Barn Door; pearls from my stash

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone Trias, Shin-Han Touch markers; coloured pencils to help with the shading
- face and skin:  blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair and shoes:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone
- orange shades:  terracotta, spice, honeycomb, apricot
- green shades:  Touch 42, olive green, apple cider, 617-T 
- hat:  putty, champagne, ivory
- flower:  rasw sienna, pastel yellow, buttercup
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  
- ground:  champagne, warm grey 5-T

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