Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Summer loving with Pearls and Flowers

We lived in Wales for 3 years and i LOVED the summer flowers that everyone grew in their window boxes, i wanted to get that look for this challenge.  I used Mo's Rustic Windowbox for this challenge at Bronte & Bella's Challenge (alias Mo's).

I used a sizzix-Tim Holtz embossing folder for the background.  I used the Coredinations yellow on yellow and sanded it.  A bit of flowers, baker's twine and liquid pearls to complete the challenge.

Copics i used are:
Blue window frame- BG72, 15, 49
Pink window trim-RV06, R02, R89
Window box- V05, V06
Window pane-B000
Flowers, leaves- YG03, R35, RV21
Window box supports- C3,5
Background to match w/yellow in card- Y35

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Father's Day Mini Pizza Box

 I made this Mini Pizza box with candy for the Tiddly Inks "Mainly Men" challenge.  I've made this for my grandkids to give to their dad for father's day...we will change out the milky ways for his favorite.  Their dad LOVES his Apple toys, so this image from Tiddly Inks will be perfect!

I found this pizza box template at Images by Heather M..  She has a SVG and a printable template.

Copics i used:
Robot- N0 C3
Glasses-C5, B000
Chair- E25, 49
Screen & Apple- B000

Images on robot's screen- YG07, R46, Y08

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Happy Father's Day

I am getting ready to make Father's Day Cards for next month with vacation coming up and trips planned, i decided to make sure i had these done.
The Mostly Green challenge at Dustin Pike's Playground was perfect and i had one of his freebies that i've wanted to use. It's Rudolph, but i thought, hey, he looks relaxed just like i want my father to be on Father's day!

I used my cricut for the scalloped pieces and for the letters. (Picturesque and Printing Press)
Glossy Accents for his shades.

Copics used (and for such a small image i used several) Infact, i was coloring this image during the tornado warnings in Indiana.

Reindeer- E11(ear), 53 (belly), 71,74,79, C5
Hammock-E41, 43
Soda drink-E49,R24
Palm tree-(trunk)G20,21, 28, (leaves)YG03, G24
Grass- YG95

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Have a Wonderful Day Card

The month of May progressive digital stamp challenge at Delightful Inspiration/Designed 2 Delight. This image is called "Summer Days". I cut this image out 3 times and made it 3-d.
Copics used:
Bear- Y32, Y17, YR23, C5, E02
Grass- YG03, YG17
Ladybug sentiment- Y32,YR68

Monday, May 23, 2011

Summer Poppies Card

I made this card for A Day with Daises sketch challenge. I embossed the background with Craft Concepts "Wings" embossing folder. I then used a piece of vellum and embossed it with the small dots Cuttlebug embossing folder. I used two digital images from A Day with Daisies. i used the vellum to give the image a "distance" look. Flowers from Joann's sewing dept. Spiral notebook SU punch used and a Martha Stewart punch as well.

Copics used:
Skin- E50, E51, E02
Hair- C3, C5, C7
Dress-R20, R24
Wings-YG03, G20

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Enjoy the day card

I found this freebie kitty on Mo's blog. I LOVE it. She always seems to capture life...but in a way that makes you smile or chuckle.
This week on Bronte and Bella's (Mo's) challenge blog we were asked to "Distress" our cards.
Also on deconstructing jen's blog she had this sketch challenge, just for fun..
Critter sketch blog- Where it's "hip to be square"
A spoonful of sugar challenge- Anything goes!
Reasonable ribbon challenge- Anything goes w/ribbon, lace or trim...i used bakers twine
The Papers Shelter- Where we Distress to impress.
This is what i came up with....

Copics i used:
Cat fur: N0, E31, E37
Yarn: N0, R24
Shading: C3

Another Congratulations card

We had 2 nehpews graduating from HS this year and one niece from college. So i've made a total of 3 cards this year. This should be my last one.

Copics used to color the image:
Green: G20, YG03, YG17
Belly, horns- E51, 53, 02
Cap & Gown- B24,26

I entered this card in this challenge:
Designed 2 Delight blog

Saturday, May 21, 2011

This was a Photo Inspiration Card Challenge from Tiddly Inks. We are to look at the above photo of a shower curtain and make a card. I was inspired to use the border strips and to make the different layers of the fairy's dress for this challenge.

What i did was enlarge the image to about 5.5" and printed it 6 times. I colored the skin and hair. Then I cut out the specific colors for the areas i wanted to fill with paper. I border punched strips and punched out flowers using the same colors in the dress for the embellishments for the card. i also tried to make it look 3-d
Copics i used:
Skin- E50,51,02
Hair- E97,99,19

Friday, May 20, 2011

Mini Magic Super Grandpa Card

My husband is going to be 60 next month and i want to surprise him with cards. I've asked family and friends to send him some cards, hoping to get at least "60" cards. This card is made for him with the help of my grandson, Ayden, who is 4.5 yr old. He wrote the greeting inside of the card. I am using this card for a Black and White challenge at the Greeting Farm challenge blog.
Inside of the card written by my grandson, Ayden
These are the copic markers i used. Ayden wanted me to take his picture with them.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Congrats in Black and White and bit of purple

The scrapbooking group that i belong to challenged us on NSD to use a card sketch and then to use black, white and one other color. I choose purple for my "color". (Obviously, i am a bit late getting this done)

I also made my own white flower so i could put this card in the DT Designed 2 Delight challenge.
The white flower is made from a coffee filter.

Then i went one step further and decided to use one of my favorite images from The Greeting Farm so i could use it in their Congratulations challenge.

I also wanted to challenge myself by making this image in black and white (with a bit of purple). This is my first attempt. My husband thinks it looks vintage...
I also used Craft Concepts "Wings" embossing folder.

Here are the copics i used:
Skin-N0, C3
Hair- N0, C3, C5
Vest- BV01,02
Pants-C3,C5, C7

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Get into Shape Card- Some Odd Girl

What a cutie this little boy and sun is from Some Odd Girl! For this challenge I needed to make a shape card. I cut out a "sun" shape from the Hello Kitty cricut cartridge and then another shape from Accents Esssentials.

"Get into shape"- Some Odd Girl challenge blog

Copics used to color these images:
Skin- E50, 51 02
hair- E97, 99,19
Shirt- BG10, 05
Jeans- B95,99
Dirt on Jeans-E57,59
Frog- YG00, 03, 17
Grass- G14
Sun- Y35, YR04

Monday, May 16, 2011

Mo's Here Comes Summer Card Challenge

What a great challenge, i LOVE using this image and you can find her here. The challenge blog is here. I did some paper cutting this time and i pulled out an older tool (the paper crimper) for the sun rays. I used the "goo" border punch from Martha Stewart for the grass.

I've also entered this card in the "Dotty Background" challenge at Make it Colourful. Please double click the image to see the dotted background.

Copics used:
Skin- E00, 11, 02
Hair- Y21,23,32, YR23
Flowers- Y08,RV23,E59 YG03
Shirt- Bv000, 01
Jeans- B93, 95,99
Flip Flops- N0, C5
Sand- E41
Background sky- BG10

Sunday, May 15, 2011

D2D Skater Boy- Happy Birthday

Another fun digital stamp from Designed 2 Delight digital stamps. This is a fun progressive stamp/card challenge. Isn't this image adorable!

Copics i used:
Skin- E50, 51,02
Hair- E44,E81
Hat -E19, G24, E57, C5
Shirt -G20, 21
Shorts -B93,99
Shoes- N0, C5
Skateboard- N0, C5,C7, E19

Anything Goes, Butterfly Fairy Card

OOOh, i am so excited about the new digital stamps at Tiddly Inks and this weeks Tiddly Ink challenge found here.
I also belong to a Yahoo scrap group, Scrapfriendly and our challenge this week is to use yellow, orange, light brown and dark brown found here, and i chose to combine the two challenges.
I also wanted to give this new card a try, it's called a Magic card and the instructions can be found here.
I found the freebie sentiment circle here and placed the adorable circle image on top of it.

These are the copics i used to color this image:
Circle sentiment background-BG01
Hair-E97, 99,09
Skin- E50,51, 02

Friday, May 13, 2011

DT's Sketch Challenge

The blogger isn't working right, so i hope this card shows up. I am missing a week's work of posts.

For this sketch challenge at the Designed 2 Delight blog i chose to use the "Lucky bird" image (catch him while you can, this one is on sale).
I thought it was perfect for a graduation card.
I paper pieced the image. Colored in the beak, clover and red dots on the boots using my copic markers.
The pink embossed clouds are from a handmade embossing folder i made. I also used red/white baker's twine, brads and nestibilities.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Oh Baby! A Day for Daisies Card Challenge

I was able to use this beautiful baby digital image for a baby card today... The baby image is from A Day for Daisies, this image happened to be a freebie! However the store has many more gorgeous images!
What i did was print this image onto pattern paper and then i used my copics to color it in. I added a bit of glitter to the stars and some baker's twine to the bottom of the card. The sentiment is also a freebie and can be found at Netty's Cards.

The copics i used:
Skin- E50,51, 02
Hair- E34, 81
Blanket- B000, BG01
Branch- E34,37, 39
Leaves-G20, YG03

Designed 2 Delight - Pail of Flowers Card

It's a new month and the beginning of a new progressive monthly challenge at one of my favorite digital stamp blogs called "Delightful Inspiration" , where you can find this current challenge.

What i did was print the digital image on patterned paper and colored it in w/copic markers. The shape card is from Hello Kitty cricut cartridge and it is the "sun" image. I also used Marianne's Eyelet die.
Added a few flowers and a freebie circle sentiment.

Copics used:
Pot- E44,81
Flowers- BG10, 15,18 and Colorless Blender
Stem-G28 and Colorless Blender
Quilt-BG10, YR23, Y08, E44

Mo's Monochromatic Card Challenge- Graduation

I LOVE, LOVE this image and thought it would be super for my nephew's graduation. I printed the image on subtle patterned paper. I used all different shades of brown for this challenge.
You can see this challenge here.

Here are the copics i used:
Hair- E31,34,39
Dog-E53, 50,59
Box- E81, 44, 97

Monday, May 9, 2011

Tiddly Inks- Mother Flair Card Challenge

This card needed to have a vintage-shabby chic look for the challenge at Tiddly Inks. I tried to go with pastel paper and more simple colors. I was thinking about my rubber boots i had in the early 60's and tried to color them just like the ones i had... I also used a cottage floral embossing folder from Craft concepts and i cut up some coffee filters for the ruffle. I did have a reproduction vintage button.
This cute image can be purchased here.

Copics i used to color this image:
Skin- E50,E51,E02
Boots, Dress & hearts-R20,E04,E09
Raincoat & Hat-YG03,YG07 (Colorless blender-dots)
Basket-E31, E34
Water- BG01, BG72

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Scrapfriendly Friday Card Challenge-Vellum

This is a challenge i did for Scrapfriendly's Friday Card Challenge- Vellum. I used a dandelion stamp and a "word" stamp for the background. I also used a digital sentiment oval.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Greeting Farm Forest Friends Owl Birthday Card

I made this card for the Greeting Farm "Farm Fresh Challenge Blog". This challenge is called Mystery Monday Case-ing. I used the Owl from Forest Friends, the set is really cute. I chose to make a window card and pulled the inside paper to the front. The saying is a diecut from Hoot n Holler Walmart Cartridge. The brown paper on the cover is a Tim Holtz embossing folder. The copics i used to color the owl are:
Beak-YR04,07 (Colorless blender highlight)

Happy 5th Birthday!

This card is for Karen's Doodle challenge, called "One for the Kids". I used the image "Tiger fun".
I cut the number five using the cricut cartridge, Plantin Schoolbook, Roly Poly, i had to hand cut the shadow as there isn't one for the Roly Poly. I also embossed the white part of the 5 using the larger dotted embossing folder.
My grandsons will be 5 this year and one of them loves orange, so this card is for him.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Winter/Christmas Bird Song Challenge

I made this card for a current challenge at Delightful Inspiration and you can find both of these digital stamps, the cup and the bird at their store. I am making this card for my daughter, she is a teacher and is on the "cardinals" team at school.
I combined the images and printed them out on pink patterned paper. I then colored them in w/copic markers. Embossed folder is from sizzix. Martha Stewart border punch.
Copics used:
R46, R39, YR07, G14, E33, N0

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Step by Step Fancy Card- Pink & Girlie challenge

I made this card for Mo's Challenge- Pink & Girlie using "Two Jill" digital stamp.
I've given step by step instructions for making this card. I saw a similar card in a magazine and decided to give it a try...this is my version.
Make a 6 x 6 card, cut two strips 5 3/4" x 1 1/4" attach to top and bottom of card.
Cut the center floral piece 5 3/4" x 3" and attach to center leaving white space in between.
Cut another floral piece 5 1/2" x 3" and mat it in white and attach a border to one long side.
Cut yet another floral piece of patterned paper 5 1/4 x 2 1/2" mat it and then tear about 1/2" off one short side.
Place two matted pieces on card base as shown.
Cut another piece of white paper 3 1/4 x 2" and emboss and mat it and place it as shown above this will be the "mat" for your image.
Punch (or diecut) 4 sets of flowers and hole punch the centers and and add a brad to each set.
Make a flourish, i used my cricut and Accent Essentials cartridge. (Image #16). I made one image the regular direction and flipped the second one.
Add flourishes to card like this. If you have a corner flourish border it would lovely as well.
Add flowers to corner flourishes. Now you can add your image. I hand cut mine, but it could be cut into a smaller rectangle or oval.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Greeting Farm Cupcake Anya Card

Butterfly Rainbow Kisses Card

The Greeting Farm has challenges weekly and this is for their WOW (Which one Wednesday) challenge. This week it is a sketch by Tasha.
Copics i used:
Skin-E50,E512,E02-mouth R02
Hair-Y23, E34, E37
Rainbow colors-R46,YR07,Y089,YG17,B28,B63, V06

Monday, May 2, 2011

Paisley Cartridge-Cricut challenge

My daughter designed this card by choosing the papers. We used the 12 x 24 mat to make this card 11" wide.
We also added some eyelash ribbon to the eye.
Scrappy Mom Stamps-Paisley Cartridge

April Showers bring May flowers challenge

For this challenge i used Donna and her friend frog from Tiddly Inks.
Really cute digital images are found here:

What i did was print the image off on 4 different papers and then cut out the pieces i wanted for the image. I colored in the hair, skin, frog and umbrella handle using these copic markers:
Skin-E50, E51, E02
Hair-E31, E34, E37
Frog-YG03, Y13, R20
Umbrella handle-R29

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Oh Hoppy day! Flutterby Fairy Challenge

I decided to make a gate card for this challenge- Card closed
Partially opened
Completely opened...

I really liked the images i received for FREE from Designed 2 Delight this last month and decided to use ALL of them in one card (except for the extra flower and sentiments). Cool, huh?

The new Freebie will be issued this week if anyone wants to join in the fun.
here is the store where you can buy delightful images