Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Enjoy Your Day!

With summer fast approaching..well, weather wise it seems to be here in Indianapolis, i thought this image made me think of the time i lived in Penarth, Wales on the canal...I love the water and the sailboats..maybe it's in my blood i grew up in Michigan and my parents have a cottage..although we never owned a sailboat...i do like the gracefulness of them.

This image to me at first glance looked "easy" to color, but i think this took me well over an hour to color and cut out...Tilda sure is a cutie!

Here is my card:

 This is the sketch i used from lovely hAnglar/Sweet Magnolia challenge blog:

Tildas Town- Water Fun
lovely hAnglar/Sweet Magnolia- Sketch
Magnolia Down Under- Color recipe- red, yellow & purple

Copics used:
Skin- YR000, 00, E53, R02
Hair- Y21, YR23, E 33, 25
Boots- Y00, 11, 21
Purple- V000, 04, 09 CB
Gray- W1, 3, 5, CB
Red Shorts- R32,35, 39
Red float- R20, 22, 24, 37

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Wonderful Birthday

I am pretty excited i was just accepted on a new DT and it has to do with Pinterest.  It's called {Pin}inspiration challange blog and each week a new inspirational photo is chosen from Pinterest that we are to use as our challenge.
Grab our BUTTON

This week's photo is:

This is the card i made looking at the photo above:

Pollycraft blog- Party Time

Monday, May 28, 2012

It's Baby time

Two of my nieces are having babies, here is the deal...neither one wants to know the gender of their baby before it is for gift card holders..i tried to go a bit yellow and green.  I have used the criss/cross template and a stampin up punch (looks like a "c" slit) to hold the gift card in place.

I will share both of my gift cards:

Totally Tilda- Baby

Tiddly Tuesday Bookmark with Flowers

The challenge at Tiddly Inks is Flowers and i turned my project into a bookmark..i think this image was begging to be a bookmark. :)

So this is what i made:

Tiddly Inks- Flowers

Copics used:
Skin- YR000, 00, R20
Hair- Y35, YR23, E97, E19
Dress- YG00, 01, 03

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Making Memories by the sea

I don't know why but when i see this A Day for Daisies image titled, "Two girls and mom" it reminds me of a vacation by the sea..a long time ago. 

My card:

 Copics used:
Skin- YR000, 00
Little Girls hair- Y21, YR23, Y12, E97, E19
Mom's Hair- Y21, YR23, YR15, E97, E09
Pink Dress & flowers- R81, 85, CB
Purple dress- BV0000, 02, 05
Leaves- YG13
Sky- BG0000, 01

   Sketch i used is from CLP:

Inspirational sketch from A Day for Daisies:

For this card i entered it into two challenges:
A Day for Dasies- Pinwheel photo inspiration (I used the colors from the pinwheel)
CLP Challenge Blog- Sketch 47

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Congrats, Grad take 2

This is the second card i am making for graduation this year for one of my nephews.  I did chose the colors of the school for the card and the image.

Here is my card:

This is the wonderful sketch from Priscilla Styles- Midnight Madness, I went for the simple sketch seeing as it was for a boy:

(Pin)spirational photo:

Priscilla Styles-Midnight Madness- Sketch
(Pin)spirational Challenges- Inspirational photo

Congrats, Grad

It's that time of the year, where i make graduation cards...this year two nephews graduate.

I feel like it such a shame i have to make a male oriented card with such an awesome sketch :(

Here is my card:

And the really cool sketch from I heart 2 stamp:

I heart 2 stamp- sketch

Everyday Sweetness Pocket style

I think i've fallen in love with the sentiment, Everyday can encompass different feelings in a sentiment i  Thank you, Birthday, Everyday card..Thinking of works well.  I first saw the sentiment in a Magnolia Ink magazine...i think it was a rub-on and i didn't have that so i made my own computer generated sentiment...and that way i could change the colors to match my paper.

I also colored my image based on a Tilda illustration in the current Magnolia Ink p65 of Artist Christine . (If you see this, Thank you)

The image i am using is simply called, "Tilda with Bananas" and the memories this image has is mom, who rarely is "funny", but usually serious put a banana sticker on her forehead and started singing the Chiquita banana jingle...i still smile every time i see a banana sticker on a bunch of bananas.  So this one card is with that memory in mind:

Pocket View

I am entering this card in three challenges:
Sketch N Stash - Sketch (my old stash is the paper and the new stash is the image)

TOMIC- Fruity Pocket- the circle in the middle is folded in half to make a pocket and i added some toothpick embellishments.

Just Magnolia- Gingham- the ribbon and bow is gingham

Copics used:
Skin- E50, 51, 53 RV11
Hair- E31, 34, 37
Yellow- Y00, 11, 21,YR23
Green- G20, 21, 24
Pink- R81, 85, 39 RV25
Purple- V01, 04, 06

Friday, May 25, 2012

Have a "Bee" utiful Day!

I am really loving the images at KPM doodles, i think they are so fun and cheerful. 

Here is a card i made using one of the images:

 What happens when you add an action wobble spring to the back of the bumble bee???  He Wobbles.. I LOVE IT!
This is the sketch i used from Tuesday Morning Sketches:

Tuesday Morning Sketches- Sketch #147

Everyday Sweetness

This card was made for the DT challenge at Card Crafter's Circle and the challenge this week is "Tags".  I saw this cute card somewhere on the internet and saved the sketch for future use..this is the time.  First i made a rectangle card and the colors and everything didn't work, so this is the second attempt and a square card instead.

The sponsor this week is Robyn's Fetish Designs and you will have to check the Card Crafter's Circle blog to see what awesome prize you will receive if your card is chosen. :)

Here is my card using Tilly Frog:

Close Up of Tilly

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Jane Austen Bookmark - Pride and Predjudice

I had a request to make this bookmark for my Etsy store and thought i'd use it for the bookmark challenge at Saturated Canary..i've got another bookmark i am working on using one of the SC images as well..they are so perfect for a modern day Jane Austen.  I also used pages from the book on this bookmark.

Here is my bookmark:  Wish the pictures were a bit more clear :(

Saturated Canary- Bookmark

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Eskimo Kisses

I am taking a class at Creative Passions and today i worked on this image from A Day for is such a pretty image.  I hope i did the instructor justice by creating this card.

Here is my card:

I used the sketch from Craft Your Passion blog: (i rotated it on it's side)

A Day for Daisies- vintage/polka dots
Craft Your Passion- Sketch #111

Circle Card Challenge

 Oh the woes of having a phone that i can't figure out!  I wanted so desperately to get this posted on time, but my phone would not co-operate.  I asked my friend to post this for me on my blog.  Here are the details:

This card was made for Mo's Challenge Blog and the challenge was a circle card.

 Mo's Challenge Blog- circle card

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Happy Birthday remake

This is the last of 3 cards i've remade.  I have totally taken the image i colored off of another card and remade this card.  I never posted the original as i had sent it into Stampers Sampler..and a piece of the card was published but not the whole card, because they were showcasing the technique i shared called crayon resist.

Here is my original card:

And the card i remade using the sketch from MoJo Monday:

Sketch from MoJo Monday:

MoJo Monday- Sketch

The many hats of Sadie

I used to make LO's all the time and have gotten away from it and have not been making as many, i felt inspired to make this LO of my granddaughter.  I really like the sketch that was shared at Lasting Memories even though the challenge isn't to "make the sketch" but to Celebrate Mom or another special woman in my life. 

How can i say, how special this little girl is to me?  She is just starting to understand that she is a girl seeing as she is just 3..starting to like Princesses and pink and purple much to the chagrin of her mother that likes black and white.  So these choices came naturally without much environmental influences.  I wonder what type of a young lady she will see i have taken care of her since she was 5 months old and wonder what type of influences i will have had on her when she grows up.  Hopefully, they will be good ones and that she will not pick up any bad traits i might have.  I think her 3 brothers will influence her as well, for now she seems to be able to take bumps and bruises and not get upset...and can throw a ball and catch really well. 

I loved Shirley Temple when i grew up and when i see her smile and see those brings back fond memories.  I wish and pray the best for my little Sadie.

Here is the Lo i made:
The sketch that influenced me:
Lasting Memories- Mom/special woman/sketch

Monday, May 21, 2012

Birthday Girl

So this is the second card that i am re-making into a new card.  The original card has not be shared on my blog before.

Here is my before card using a crayon resist technique:

And this is what happens when i remake the card base:
Close up

Side view
Sketch i used from Sketchy Colors:

Sketchy Colors- Sketch