Tuesday, April 30, 2013

It is just about May, so let's do some Flower Cards

I don't know about all of you, but we've had our fair share of April Showers..so bring on the May Flowers, please.

This week at The Greeting Farm for the Farm Fresh Friday challenge...the theme is Flowers.  Seeing as i already used Hatter Bean for a Mother's Day/Spring card, i thought i'd try another image and found Good Luck Anya..and transformed her into a Mother's Day/ Spring Card.  What do you think?

I also decided to do a laying down view so you could see her hat veil.

All i did was make a tiny slit under her hat rim/flower and gathered up some veil and taped it down in the back.   I changed the shamrocks to flowers and added a glitter center gem.

I used some really cool dies that are available at Dutch Paper Crafters..just email the owner and she will send you a quote for the dies.  She is super fast and shipping is actual. The die behind Anya is a "fan" from Marianne Crafts, the corner dies are from Cheery Lynn dies and the oval behind Anya is from Spellbinders. Flourish is from Doo Hickey.

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, R20. 22
hair- Y11, 15, 19
dress- R81, 83, YR20
vest/hat- BG10, 11, 13
shadow- W3
Stickles- Diamond

The Greeting Farm- FFF- Flowers
Broken Box Stock- Mother's Day
Dilly Beans- Think Pink

Up, Up and Away

I've been cranking out the birthday cards lately, i guess it's a good thing we all need birthday cards in our stash, right?

This week at Tuesday Morning Sketches we have a super easy and fun sketch along with an AWESOME sponsor..  Saturated Canary.

Here is my card done up with Up, Up Away image from Saturated Canary:
For my card i flipped the sketch to make the image work.  I also fussy cut the image out and because i wasn't about to cut out each balloon string i substituted baker's twine..and i like the color it added to the card. Sentiment is from Magnolia Stamps.

Here is the sketch for this week from Tuesday Morning Sketches:

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, R20, 22
hair- E55, 57, 59
dress/balloons- R35, 37, 39
apron/balloons- Y19, YR23
green balloons- YG03, 17
shoes/balloons- B02, 04
tights- R35, 37, W3, CB

Tuesday Morning Sponsor is Saturated Canary:

CMC Copic Challenge- Celebrations
Drunken Stampers- Up (balloons)
Lexi's Creations- Happy Birthday

Monday, April 29, 2013

Dutch Paper Crafts Memory Box release Honey Blossom

I will be sharing 4 cards using the newest release at Dutch Paper Crafts.  I will post each card in a separate post.

The first card is featuring "HoneyBlossom Frame" #98455.  Cut out in white cardstock paper.  This card base is also in the release and is the Large Debutante frame #98503 size 4 x 5.1"
I also used MS butterfly punch and cut the butterflies out of iridescent paper.  Again i cut an oval using the basic Spellbinders oval and oval scallop.  This time i also used Memory Box "Set of Swings" 98463 and cut the swing out of chipboard..actually the back of one of my paper pads.  The Magnolia stamp is called Tilda with Ugg Shoes
Dream Valley Challenges- Things with Wings
Love to Create- Dies/Punches
Make it Monday- Anything Goes

Dutch Paper Crafts Memory Box release TuTu Cute

I will be sharing 4 cards using the newest release at Dutch Paper Crafts.  I will post each card in a separate post.

The first card is featuring "Small Felicity Frame" #98519.  Cut out in brown designer paper.  This frame is backed with the "Small Debutante frame" #98430 and then matted with the Large Debutante frame #98503 size 4 x 5.1" and used as the card base.
I have also used Memory Box Elegant Scrollwork #98153 and MS leaf punch along with store bought flowers.  I added the Spellbinders oval behind the image and did not cut out a window in this card.  The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil and is called Tiny Dancer Elements.

The Squirrel and the Fox- Furry Friends
Critter Sketch Challenge- Flowers
Forever Friends- Flowers

Dutch Paper Craft Memory Box release..you've got to see!

I will be sharing 4 cards using the newest release at Dutch Paper Crafts.  I will post each card in a separate post.

The first card is featuring "Under the Sea Frame".  Cut out in blue glitter paper.  This card base is also in the release and is the Large Debutante frame #98503 size 4 x 5.1"
Also on this card is Marianne Creatables LR0230 (seashells) and LR)232 (starfish /anchor), basic Spellbinders oval and oval scallop.  I cut the front of the card using the oval as a window.  The shells were cut out of Tim Holtz paper and sanded.  The starfish is cut out of glitter paper.  The stamps is Stampendous Mermaid Kiddo.


Delicious Doodles- Something Fishy
Alphabet Challenge- F is for Fantasy
Challenges 4 Everyday- Anything Goes

Dutch Paper Crafts Marianne Creatables release, "At The Beach"

For this Dutch Paper Crafts release i have used 5 different dies..the first card i will share with you i will be using just one of the dies..but oh think of the possibilities with this die!

I am using Marianne Creatables LR0230, LR0231, LR0232
I absolutely love this card because my daughter colored Tilda for me.  We had a "spring vacation" and spent some time making cards together.  This was the 4th image she has colored (ever) using Copic markers..eh..the catch?  She is an art student..  I love her coloring so much i asked her to make another card for me..as this one is for the DPC DT.   This one little card has a ton of dies..that until you "see" the list you wouldn't believe it. :)  In addition to the "release" i used Marianne Creatables LR0242 (my absolutely favorite die), Doo Hickeys die called "Tea Labels die".  Magnolia stamp is called Tilda with Anchor.  (we actually cut the anchor off the stamped image and added the Marianne's anchor die.)

Sweet Magnolia- Anything Goes
Catered Crop- Make an Impression (embossing)
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog- Favorite color combo


Dutch Paper Crafts Marianne Creatables release "Fairytale Love"

For this Dutch Paper Crafts release i have used 5 different dies..the first card i will share with you i will be using just one of the dies..but oh think of the possibilities with this die!

I am using Marianne Creatables LR0233, a bicycle.
For this card i am also using a Sizzix die #657914 and a LifeStyle Zig Zag embossing folder #EF0012..that i used on the Sizzix shaped die.  The basic leaves are a MS leaf punch and the green filler is a DooHickey die is called "Heart Swirl Branch".  The paper bag behind Tilda was hand cut from a pieces of cardboard.  The Magnolia stamp is called Tilda with Butterfly dress.

Tilda's Town- May Flowers
Fairy Tale challenges- Special Occasion
Stampin' for the Weekend- Die cuts/punches

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Alice Bean and recycling!

I have two more stamps to use from the  Greeting Farm Limited Edition Wonderland set..i bet you thought that i'd use Alice first..cause she is awfully cute, but nope..i waited until now.

The Challenge at Anyone for Anya is to Recycle this week.
What i recycled was a cardboard, i stripped on side of corrugated cardboard so the ridges would show and then i ran it through my die cutting machine to get a circle. I  also used a page from an Alice in Wonderland book i found at a charity shop..in fact, the background is a page AND the poofy flower is part of a page.  Those loopy bow dies are awesome!
I've also used a flower from the Michael's dollar bin, and a Tim Holtz metal charm.
Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, R20, 22
hair- Y11, YR21
dress/shoes/bow- B000, 02
apron/tights- W1, 3

Please visit my team mates blogs as well!
Ms Scrapmess

The Greeting Farm- Celebrate Earth Day/colors Blue/green/brown
Sweet Stampin'- Anything but a Birthday
A Gem of a Challenge- Go Green (used recycled products..book page/corrugated cardboard)
Joanna Sheen Challenges- Recycle

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Happy Birthday!

Actually, it's my birthday this week and i didn't even realize when i picked this image for this week that it was going to be my birthday..seeing as we pick way in advance..I knew the date i picked this  was  for the 4th week in April, but it didn't dawn on me.  It now seems like i was thinking of my birthday..but honestly i wasn't..

For my birthday this week we are going to go to Cincinnati to see my daughter-in-law graduate from Pharmacy School.   My parents are coming down from MI, so that is a present for me. 

So to celcbrate with me this week we have Birthday Cake Josh from Digital Delights!
  I have also used a Memory Box die and 3 star punches, Fiskars and Marvy.  I got this sketch from Feline Playful, but the challenge has expired.  If you'd like to check out their site it is called Seems a Little Sketchy.
Here is their sketch:
 Copics used:
 skin- YR000, 00, R14, 20
 hair- Y11, 21
 cake- Y21, YR23, E55, 59
 shirt/shoes- C3, 5, 7 CB
 hat- R35, 37, 39, YR12, 68, BG13, 49, YG03, 67
 jeans- BG72, 09

Please don't forget to go check out the other Cards/Projects at the Digital Delights Blog and to play along at our Challenge Blog!

crafts 4 eternity- Perfect papers 
Through the Craftroom door- Anything Goes 
That Craft Place Challenge- For a Child

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The "Wedding Season" isn't far away

This week at Tuesday Morning Sketches we have a New shaped card..it's a rectangle but it's a bit longer...you don't have to "do" that shape, well, cause i didn't but I would like to challenge YOU to try this longer rectangle!  I know that i would have liked my card better if i had made the longer rectangle!

So i also thought, making a wedding card using this sketch would be cool as June tends to be the "Wedding month".  I also LOVE this stamp from Stamping Bella!  It is called "Uptown couple get married":

I used a couple of dies for this challenge, the main one is LifeStyle Nesting Frame #4. The next die is a Spellbinders basic lattice die that once i cut it out, i put it back in and cut an oval out (the oval i used was from Nellie Snellen's called Decorative Oval frame.)

Here is the sketch this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this one is made by Debbie Foster from our DT:
  Copics used:
 skin- YR000, 00, 14, 20
 hair girl- E50, 53
 hair boy- E55, 59, 25
 flower heart- R22
 greenery- YG03, 67
 suit- C5, 7
 dress- W1, CB

Our sponsor this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches is Clearly Digital (formerly Clear Dollar Stamps):
Clear Dollar Stamps
Flourishes- Wedded Bliss
Penny Black and More- Blossoms and Bows (blue ribbon, wedding bouquet)
Stamping Sensations- Special Occasions (not birthday)

Monday, April 22, 2013

Altering and recycling a Chalkboard frame

I found this chalkboard frame at a charity shop for $1.  Originally the chalkboard had just the tropical scene on it..it is like a sticker scene.

The first thing i did was to crochet packing twine to make a border.  Then i die cut some shells and greenery. Added a few bud stems and die cut the "sand" for under Amelia's feet.  I made my bow and added a charm.  I have totally "altered" this chalkboard and plan to hang it up at the lake.

full view of the chalkboard:
Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, R20, 22
hair- Y11, YR21
suit- B000, 02, R35, 39

The Greeting Farm- FFF- Alter/Recycle
Frilly and Funkie- Upcycle
Hanna and Friends- Anything but a Card

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Flower Garden with Lovey Dovey Amelia

I am pretty excited to be able to share with you all that i am now on a new Design Team called, "Anyone For Anya".  I've been participating in their challenges off and on for over a year.  Took a break when i was on 6 other DT..and now i am back and get to be ON the DT.  I love the look of the Challenge blog and that the images are Large.

This week starts a new challenge and we are using a sketch...it's an awesome sketch....so much so that i've used the sketch with my 4 yr old grand daughter and she made some Mother's Day cards for her mom and her nana. (not me...i am grandma).   Here is my card using a stamp from The Greeting Farm called Lovey Dovey Amelia:
This is the great sketch for you to use..please remember when participating that you NEED to use  The Greeting Farm & C.C. Designs Images!

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, R20, 22
hair- B26, C3, 5, 7 (Stickles- diamond)
hearts- R81, 83, 85
dress/shoes- W3, 5, CB/ Stickles- diamond

Just wanted to share the card my granddaughter who is 4, and i made together, i can't pull out my Grand Calibur or my Cuttlebug without her wanting to help.
Here is her card:
 And her working on putting the gems on the flowers..

Dilly Beans Challenge Blog- Flowers
The Paper Shelter- Make it Bloom
Wags 'n Whiskers- May Flowers

Friday, April 19, 2013

Queen of Hearts LTD edition

This is an image that was introduced this month at The Greeting Farm..in fact there are 4 Alice in Wonderland Limited Edition stamps..i've already made one card using the Hatter Bean this image is called "Queen Bean".  Once these sell out they will no longer be made...that is my understanding from the Greeting Farm site..and from other sites like the 7 Kids College Fund where i purchased this stamp.

Here is my card celebrating the Alice in Wonderland theme:
I have used printable cards from online and cut them for the background then i found some paper in my stash that looks like the backs of old playing cards.  I added a Tim Holtz heart charm and used my favorite hand dyed ribbon from Pink Petal Ribbon on Etsy.

At the Greeting Farm this week their Tuesday Challenge is a sketch:

Copics used:
skin- YR000. 00, R20, 22
hair- B24, 26, C5, 7
dress- B24, 26, W3, 5, CB, R35, 37, 39
collar- Y21, YR23, W3, 5, CB
crown- Y21, YR23, R35, 37, 39
hearts/shoes- R35, 37, 39

The Greeting Farm- Double Take Tuesday- Sketch
Charisma Cardz Challenges- Flag color (United Kingdom)
Sparkles Monthly- Hearts

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Have a Magical Birthday!

This week for Digital Delights, i felt a little "magical"...well my image and sentiment did.  I love this sweet image and the sentiment was perfect!

Here is Felicia Fairy with the Magical Day sentiment all from Digital Delights!
For this card i used this week's sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches:

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, R14, 20
hair- E50, 53, 55
dress/shoes- C0, 01, 3, 5 CB
wings- BG0000, 01
wand/halo- Y11, 21, Gelly Roll-Clear star; 
American Crafts-Glitter Yellow   
Extreme glitter Paint and Stickles/Diamond

Please come and join us at the Digital Delights blog to see all of the other great cards/projects and our challenge blog.

Whimsical Designs- Smell the Flowers
Perfect Sentiments- Coral, Aqua, Latte
Paper Pretties- Happy Birthday

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

My mom's birthday card

This week at Tuesday Morning Sketches..we have such a pretty sketch..i've made it several times..well two times because i like it so well!  Our sponsor is "There She Goes"!

This week i used a stamp that has a great memory for me.  I used to have a candy store (short period of time) above a Cross Stitch Market..remember when those were really popular in the late 80's?  Well, there was this pamphlet i just loved and had purchased with the "someday" intention of stitching it up...well that day didn't come and in the moving i did, i got rid of it.  Well, the silly part of me, tracked it down and purchased it again..(Yeah, it will probably not get stitched again...)  I will share a picture of the pamphlet below and you will see how similar this stamp is from Penny Black.

Here is my card with the stamp called "Best Friends" from Penny Black:

The sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches this week:

 Copics used:
 skin- YR000, 00, R14, 20
 hat- YR20, Y21
 umbrella/collar- R20, 24, 37
dress/flower patch/bird- E41, 42, R81, 84, BG13, 10
 leaves- YG03, 17
 apron/shoes- W1, 3, CB

Our sponsor this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches is "There She Goes":

TMS Sponsor

 Here is the pamphlet i was talking about.

Inky Chicks- Happy Birthday Girl
Oldie but A Goodie- Make it Girly (I used an old paper doily (not a die cut)
Ribbon Carousel- Showers/Flowers