Friday, September 28, 2012

Vintage Happy Birthday

This week at Card Crafter's Circle our challenge is "Vintage" and our sponsor is the sweet Whoopsi Daisy with her precious images.

This totally reminds me of a card i had when i was younger..hmm, does that make me vintage too. :)  Every time i see these images from Whopsi Daisy i think of a this case i went with colors from the 30's.. well that makes me feel good now, because my mom was born in the 30's not me. LOL

My card:
I made this card using this sketch from Crafting Life's Pieces #51

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, R14, 20
hair- Y11, 15
pink- R0000, 81, 85
red- R35
blue- BG0000, 01, 05
yellow- Y11, 21, YR23
green- G20, 21
gray- C1

Our sponsor at Card Crafter's Circle Challenge is Whoopsi Daisy!

Crafting Life's Pieces- sketch #51

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Simply Delightful!

Is it possible to have this much fun creating cards with these fun images...uh huh it is!  And why is it so delightful???  Well it's because i am using the Digital Delights, Delightful Dotty...DDDD!  Guess what else..this image is super special to me, because it is also my watermark for DD...LOVE IT!

This image is Dotty (from OZ) but i sort of used her as a woodsy theme and next month i will have another image from Digital Delights with the Woodland theme as well!!
I am pretty excited about this card, i found this diecut paper that are cut logs..and i thought "Perfect" for my Dotty to sit on..  I am also using a special sentiment from Digital Delights as well!
Oh and there is an entire set of Oz here also!

For some great inspiration using Digital Delights images please check out this blog!!!

Why stop there??? You can go to our Digital Delights challenge blog as well and win some great prizes from our sponsors.. YES! (Tell them Grandma Bonnie sent you)
Delightful Dotty SetThinking of you today sentiment - Click Image to Close

The sketch i used is from "A Die For Sketch" #4

Copics used:
skin-YR000, 00, R14, 20
hair-E71, 74, 79
eyes, dress, bands, socks- BG10
dress, bows-R20, 22, 24, CB
basket- E31, 34

 A Die for Sketch- Sketch #4
Crafts and Me challenges- Favorite color..actually brown is my favorite color,  it looks great with other colors accenting it.
Ruby's Rainbow- image is sitting on a cut tree (hope that counts)
Simon Says Stamp Challenges- Anything Goes

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Happy Fall, Tilda with corn

I so love the new images released for this fall from Magnolia, don't you?  I've colored and made several into cards already...and can't seem to keep them for long in my Etsy that says something for sure about the cute images!

This is my last week as the Guest Designer at 7 Kid's College Fund Challenge Blog..but hey, i am not sad, because now i get to play in the challenges again. :)
For this challenge it is simply "Fall" and here is my card:
I used a few things from the 7 Kid's College Fund Store:
Tilda with Corn from the Turning Leaves Collection
Spellbinders- Nestibilities- Scalloped Circle Small
Stickles- Diamond

I used this sketch from Mojo Monday, but it has expired..i really liked it!

Copics used:
skin-YR000, 00, R14, 20
hair- Y11, 21, YR23
sweater- G20, 21, 24, YG03
skit- E97, 99, 19
shoes- B34, 37, 25
socks- C1
pail- C1, 3, 5
corn- Y11, 21, E19
Crafty Creations- Falling Leaves..(they are there, but tiny)
Paper Pretties- Fall inspired
Crafty Sentiments- Fall colours

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Hello, Annie style

I have been dying to make this card since i saw another blogger use this image.  Her card was so very cute!  I also wanted to make this card because i have a friend from another DT that is from AU and her daughter was Annie in a big production..and she sings like a super star!

This card is for Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge this week.  I actually rotated the sketch for this card, i also used an image from Whimsie Doodles, but i did a bit of switching heads...there are two images that look like Annie, but this body belonged to another head..and that head had i did a bit of cutting..but don't worry, because in October i will be using the parts not used on this card(head and body) for another cute project..

My card for this challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches..our sponsor this week is There She Goes clear stamps and they carry Whimsie Doodles clear stamps..the one i used is digital from Whimsie Doodles.

Of course our sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches:

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00 R14, 20
hair- E97, 08, 09
wings- EG10
bands- BG11, 13
dress- R14, 37
shoes- R14

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

TMS Sponsor

Crafty Boots challenges- Children's Book- (Little Orphan Annie, started out as comic strips, but now there are books as well)
Love to Create- Anything Goes
Paper Playtime- Punches and a Sentiment

Happy Birthday Butterfly wishes

This card was created because of {Pin}spirational challenge this week.  The picture we were to use as the design team was my inspirational..along with the sponsors image we were able to use.  I added a Magnolia Pie Tilda to the butterfly digital frame from our sponsor, Stitchy Bear.

Here is my card:
{Pin}spirational challenge photo for this week:
Copics i used:
Butterfly frame- YR20, E97, 08, Y21, YR23, C3, 5, 7, BG0000, 11
Tilda- skin: YR000, 00, R14, 20
hair- C3, 5, 7
shirt- Y21, YR23, 24
pants- BG11, 72, 13
shoes/hat- YR20, E97, 08

Sponsor this week at {Pin}spirational challenge is: Stitchy Bear

Sketch i used now expired:

Paper Makeup Stamp- Use a Digi image (Butterfly frame is a digi image) (not Magnolia)
Tilda's Town- Challenge #19 Fussy/Fancy or CAS
Totally Tilda- What's New..(several things actually, this is a new stamp for me, the digital butterfly frame is new and so is the paper i used.)
Sweet Magnolia- Anything Goes

Whooo's Thinking of you

This is our #4 Challenge at Twist of Faith.  Our challenge this week is "Thinking of You" (with a sentiment on the front).  Our sponsor is Clear Dollar Stamps...and i've got a great image to share with you that is perfect for this challenge..i hope you take a peek at all the great images at Clear Dollar Stamps!  The image i used is called Autumn Critters.

Here is my card, the image alone makes me smile..just look at that face!
Like i said our sponsor this week at Twist of Faith is Clear Dollar Stamps...

Paper Pretties- Fall colors use red, orange and brown
Hooked on Crafts- Cards for Men
Totally Stampalicious- Fall Colors

Friday, September 21, 2012

Happy Birthday with Roses and Ribbon

It is so hard for me to do "real" flowers..i try and try..and i am never quite happy with them.  I think i am so stuck in a rut about "cute" that i have issues with "real".    Then because i have issues with "real" i have to find another way to be creative, sooo, i decided to go the paper pieced route..and that's what i did with this flower..i printed it about 6 times...all different colors and dp.  Oh and i did lots of texture too...embossing the card base, kraft paper and the white cardstock behind the rose.

This week at Card Crafter's Circle we are making cards with Roses and Ribbons.  This is my attempt at that challenge:
The sponsor this week at Card Crafter's Circle is Happileigh Scrappin Designs:
Shop Happileigh Scrappin

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Flying by with a Halloween "hi"

Ok, i am still on cloud nine..being on the DT at Digital Delights..and it's only been a few weeks...and i can't get enough of these images that Wendy makes..boy, i'd love to be this talented...

This week i am showcasing "Wizard Toby"...and you know the hardest thing to color.. yes, it is black!  And then what's funny about that is that using Copics, is i found out after purchasing black as one of my first copics that it's not really used, but the grays are used my black just sits there...i do use the copic black liner, though.  Toby at Digital Delights is colored brown..and is so cute..i thinking that a striped Toby should be my next project with him. :)

Here's ... Toby...and a Halloween sentiment from Digital Delights:

of course i had to take a close up of Toby because he has a bit of glitter on him.. hee, hee
Copics i used:
cheeks- R14, 20
cat- C3, 5, 7
hat- BV00, 01, 04, G21, 24, YG67
stars- Y32, 35 YR04
broom- E25, Y11, 21, YR23

Please check out the other DT's creations here.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Peppermint wishes

 Again, i am sharing a card for 7 Kid's College Fund their September Guest Designer.

There are some new rubber stamps that were just released about a month ago..and i am playing with one of them.  And this stamp is one of Krista Smith's darling images and she's called Candy Canes and it is available at 7 Kids College Fund.

What i like about Krista's images are the details...when i first started coloring her images i thought oh this is tough..but the more i colored the more i liked the's the difference between a puzzle with 1000 pieces and one with take more time with the large puzzle but you also get a bit more satisfaction from the completion.

This image begged to be a Christmas card:

glitter view

Supplies available at 7 Kid's College Fund:
Saturated Canary stamp- Candy Canes
Spellbinders Ribbon buckles Shapabilities- snowflake buckle
Spellbinders Moroccan Accents Dies
Stickles- Diamond, Antique Linen
skin- YR000, 00, R14, 20
hair- E71, 74, 79
apron- W1, 3, 5 CB
dress, stripes- R14, RB13, BG11, 13, YG13, 67
sack- E31, 33, 34
candy canes, bows, pom-poms- R14
socks- RV13, Y32
wings- Y32

Saturated Canary- 2 "B" words (b=blue, bows on dress, bling (stickles and glitter gems)...and beautiful image)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sitting here thinking of you

I do a lot of "Sitting here thinking of you" cards..and i've not made one alike yet.  LOL  Isn't this image adorable?  I've not heard of this artist until i was on Tuesday Morning Sketches Design team..i must say it was a joy to color.  Oh and they are the sponsor this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches design team.  Their name you say??  Guylou's Inimitability

Here is my card using Leah:
Our sketch this week:
Copics used:
skin-YR000, 00, R14, 20
hair- E43, 25
pants- BG18, 13
shirt-B95, 99
shoes- E25, 29
stems- G24
hat- Y32, 35, BG10, 18, B95, 99

Sponsor this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches is Guylou's Inimitability.
Guylou's Inimitability

Be So Happy that...

... when others look at you they become happy too... That is the  {Pin}spirational challenges saying on the picture this week at the  challenge blog.   The DT has made some awesome cards/projects and you should check them out!

Here is my card, Does she make you happy or at least make you smile..just a bit?

Our sponsor this week at {Pin}spirational challenges is The Digi Garden:

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, R14, 20
hair- E25, 29
bow- BG10, 18
shoes- B95, 39
stripes-Y32, 35

{Pin}spirational photo to look at to make a card/project:
What i did was shrink this picture down to make the shirt on the image above and then i paper pieced it. 

In the Garden

Yes, it is challenge #3 In the Garden for Twist of Faith Challenge mom is getting quite a few cards in her stash now..  Aren't these images super cute..they are from Soft Pencil Studios! They are the sponsor this week at Twist of Faith Card challenge.

This is the card i made with "Watering my Garden"
I actually used a Mojo sketch, it has expired, but it is still a good one to check out:

 Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, R14, 20
hair- E97, 09
flower watering can- C3, 5, 7
grass- G24
water- BG10
dress/bows- paper pieced
shoes- R14

Sponsor this week at Twist of Faith is Soft Pencil Studios:

Friday, September 14, 2012

Cute as a Button

Ha, Ha..this time i've even used the word, "Cute" in my title..but then what can i say..this image and the person that would receive this card would be "Cute as a Button" :)

This week at Card Crafter's "Go Gingham or Go Home".... ha, it's not.. 
It's "Gone Gingham (checks)" and i think i might have accomplished that with this card...
Our lovely sponsor this week is Stamp Art Design by Kathryne and she has sooo many great stamps that you just have to check out her store!

The sketch i used is "A Die for A Sketch" and you must use a die cut..i've used several Spellbinders.

 Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, R14, 20
hair- E97, 09
red stripe- R14, 39
bows- BG11, 13
shoes- C5, 7
dress- paper pieced

A Die for a Sketch- Sketch #3- Expired before this post went live.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Boogie, boogie, wobble, wobble

I can't contain myself..this Digital Delights Boogie Pumpkin image was so fun to create with.  He WOBBLES..really..i used one of the spring action wobbles on the back of him and he "dances" with excitement..just like the sentiment.

Don't forget to stop by the Digital Delights blog to see some more great project won't be able to contain yourself from smiling for sure!

Here is my card and some pictures with the "action" using Boogie Pumpkin and I can't contain myself sentiment:

Copics used:
face/legs- YR000, 00, R14, 20
pumpkin- YR12, 07
leaves, shirt- YG03, 67
stem/shoes- E74, 79
hands/shoes- E81, 53

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Just for my friend!

This is another post for 7 Kid's College Fund Challenge Blog as this month's designer.  This card is for the current challenge.  3, 2, 1

3 Embellishments, 2 designer papers and one stamp.  Ta Da!!

My friend Jenee, is not fond of coloring bears..and i've colored this one up just for her. :) 

Here is my card:
Products from the 7 Kid's College Fund store:

Nestibilities- Small Classic Oval
Spellbinders- Moroccan Accents- used doily shape
Fur- W1, 3, 5, 7
cheeks/apron- R14, 20, 37, 39
dress- B000, 02, C1
package- E81, 53, B95, W5
tag- E41, 43, 19

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

So contented

Ok, so by now it should be obvious..i am NOT a journalist..i say very simple i love this or it's so cute....and again..looking at the images i use and the fact that they are black and white and i get to color them...and i never know if i will like what i do...i am surprised every time how they might turn out.  I always have a plan...but i just never know..really!

This week at {Pin}spirational challenges we have this cute (see there you go i said it..cute) picture of a Siamese cat...and lucky me..i had a perfect image in my stash from Cuddly Buddly i believe.
Our Sponsor is Fresh Brewed Designs..check out their store here.

Here is my card:
Here is the {Pin}spirational photo for this week:

   Copics i used:
   cat- E41, 42, 43, 44
   bag- B63, 66, W5
   hearts- started w/R20, 22, 24, but colored over those with RV02, 23
   tag- E50, 51 (stupid E51 always globs up on the nib)
   stickles- diamond

Our sponsor at {Pin}spirational this week is Fresh Brewed Designs

Fresh Brewed Designs  

The Crafty Bloggers- Purple
Paper Pretties- Birthday
CR84FN- color challenge

Halloween wishes, Princess

This week at Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge Blog we have a super sketch made by one of my design team mates, Dawn's a fun one and a twist this time and that is a "Fall theme"!

We are also being sponsored by Designed 2 Delight...and i am using a super image called Hocus Pocus.  I have colored up my image to look like a princess and i am also using a Halloween sentiment from Digital Delights.

Here is my card using Hocus Pocus:
Here is the sketch this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches made by Dawn Barghorn:

 Copics used:
 skin- YR000, 00, R14, 20
 hair- Y11, 21, YR23
 dress- B000, 02, 04, CB
 pumpkins- YR12, 04, 07
 pot- C3, 5, 7 W3
 cat- W3, 5 , 7
 frog/stems- YG67

Thank you to our sponsor, Designed 2 Delight, this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Make it Monday- Anything Goes
Squiggflefly- Polka Dots