Monday, September 30, 2013

Happy Holidays!

Another fun card for Christmas.  This time i am using a Berry and Aqua color.  I am glad i am getting several Christmas cards done ahead of time this year!

Here is my card using Angel pretty!
I am also using a great sketch from The Sweet Shop! 

Punches, large snowflake is Martha Stewart and small one is Marvy?

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, R20
hair- Y11, 15, 19
dress/bow- R81, 83, 85
wings- W1, 3, 5

The Greeting Farm- GVT/colors, Berry Pink/blue Aqua
The Sweet Shop- Sketch #230
7 Kids College Fund Challenge- Anything Goes with a "marker" twist

It's Coming..a whole new line of YNS Digital stamps..

Starting tomorrow you will be able to purchase the exclusive digital images of Penny and Laurence of Omnia Designs at the YNS store!

You will also be able to win a digi of your choice!  So get ready to HOP tomorrow!

Here is my sneak peek!

More info below:

For more sneak peeks, check out my team mates blogs below:

Saturday, September 28, 2013

It's hard to say Good Bye!

Sometimes, I know straight away when i see a sketch and a challenge what i'd like to do.  I'm not sure how it will all come together until i pick my paper though.  I had another paper picked before i used this green leafy background print, i had this yellow and tan hounds-tooth pattern perfect for a mystery "theme", but not what i wanted when it was altogether.  I am happy that i didn't color my image before i made the card, seeing as i like this combination better.

This image is one of my favorites at Tiddly Inks called Wryn "Super Spy"...but then i must have a lot of favorites because i have a nice stash of Tiddly Ink images.
The leaf die is a mistletoe leaf die from Doo Hickeys.  It is three clusters put together.

Sketch is from Twist of Faith Challenges:

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00
hair- W3, 5, 7, 100
case- W3, 5, 7
hat/coat- E71, 74, 77
dress- YG03, 67

Twist of Faith- Sketch/with sentiment
 Top 3 Badge
Tiddly Inks- Saying Goodbye
Cuttin and Stampin- Use your scraps (every piece of pattern paper on this card are from my scraps :0)

Friday, September 27, 2013

Vintage Two Birds Anniversary or Wedding Card

I have the privilege of designing cards for Sami's Stamps and i just love her images.  This card was created using her image called Two Birds found here or here. (if you don't see it request it from Sami)

I think i just realized, that her images allow me to do "pretty" cards..normally (if you look at my blog) i do "cute" and i love cute..i think i can combine my style with cute and pretty for the first time.

I made this card with some vintage buttons that i had purchased over 15 yrs ago at an antique mall.  I also found the cotton lace at a charity shop.  The heart die is a Nellie Snellen multi frame heart die and the small buckle is a Spellbinders die, the background eyelet square is from Lifestyle Crafts frame 8.

Here is my card:
I added a white feather to the bottom left along with some small flowers from Wild Orchid.  The pearls are from Michaels and the embossing in the background is an Anna Griffin embossing folder.

Copics used:
E50, 51, 53, 55
breast- E02, 11
beak/feet- YR12, E71
branch- E71

Challenges and Candies- Romantic
Card and Scrap- Vintage Shabby Chic
Card Mania- Cute as a Button
The Crafty Bloggers- Things with Wings

Fab 'n' Funky- button it up

Top 3 badge

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Christmas Card

A pretty simple title, but a fun card to make.  This is an easel card.. i am showing it opened and closed.  If you stopped in to see this post before 3pm on Thursday, you saw a different picture than you might have seen in your email post (if you follow via email), and i am not sure what blogger does when a picture gets upsdated?  I decided to add a bit more embellishments to the card.  Anyway here is the end result...

I am using a retired Greeting Farm stamp that i love!  This was so fun paper piecing this stamp!

Here is the card opened as an easel card:
Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, 20
shirt/pants/sheep's face- E41, 43
shoes- W3, 5

The Greeting Farm- FFF- Paper Piecing
Christmas Challenges (with a sketch)- #92 w/a twist EASEL card
Penny's Paper Challenges- Waterfall or Easel card

Stirring up a new brew this Halloween

This little cutie at Digital Delights has been paper pieced with a sentiment.  She is called Coral the witch and i've added the sentiment to her cauldron by cutting the "brew" and putting it on top of the sentiment and adding the cauldron's legs to the bottom of the sentiment found here.

Here is the card i made for the Digital Delights Blog:

Dies used on this card are:
Marianne Design House die, Memory Box tiny bubbles, Spellbinders Oval and  Scalloped oval
Martha Stewart "drip" border punch

Don't forget to ask to see if we still have the above dies in stock at Dutch Paper Crafts!

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, R20
hair- Y11, 15, 19
dress/hatband- V04,  06, 09
hat/cauldron- W5, 7
brew- YG25, 67 Gelly Roll pen/clear star

Please, please check out the other cards/projects my team mates made at the Digital Delights blog or you can check out the Digital Delights challenge blog and win some great prizes!


4 Krafty Girlz Challenge- Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink- No Squares allowed

Craftin' Boutique- Anything Halloween
Craftin' Boutique


Tuesday, September 24, 2013


For this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches, our sponsor is the cute, adorable Stamp Fairy!  Yay!

 Here is my card, please come and join us at Tuesday Morning Sketches for this challenge:

What a fun and easy image to's perfect for a quick Halloween card!  I love it!
I totally used a punch and my cricut to make the shadow for the stars. 

Tuesday Morning Sketches sketch this week:

Copics used:
C0, 01, 03
fur- E53, 55, R20
eyes- YG00
bag- V04, 06, YR12

The sponsor this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches is Stamp Fairy!

For more inspiration don't forget to visit the rest of team's creations:

The Cutie Pie Challenge- For the boys (cute) 
Just Inspirational- Animals 
Shopping our Stash- Kids (stash-paper is from last years Halloween pads and scraps)

Sunday, September 22, 2013

For a very special friend!

I knew someone's birthday was coming up and i wanted to make it special.  I am a fan of altering things and when i came across this box at a charity shop, i thought, wow..what can i do with that?  So when the time came to make this special gift, i pulled out this easel box.

Now i just wish i could figure out how to duplicate this box because i like this concept a lot.

I treated the cover of this box just like it was a actually is a picture frame that i covered up.
From the markings on the bottom it is from Hallmark Card Co.  Measures about 5.5".

I have used a sweet stamp from  Lili of the Valley called Milly Flower Power.   The dies i've used are Joy Craft Butterfly border, Lifestyle crafts Lacey frame 8 and the pop up butterflies are from Spellbinders.
I have another friend that makes these awesome paper flowers and i purchased these from her as the money goes back into helping to rehabilitate wildlife in MA.  I also have used an embossing dotted folder.

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, R20
hair- E50, 53, 55
flower/shoes/leggings- V000, 12, 04
dress, flower center- G20, 21, 24
flower stem- YG03, 67

Closed view:

Close up:

LOTV's Challenge- Ribbon/Lace
Altered Eclectics- Anything Goes
2 Sisters Challenge- Recycle
What the box looked like originally

Happy Birthday and a sketch!

I am figuring that by now everyone knows that Anyone for Anya has gone bi-monthly?   Now we will have 2 weeks to complete our cards/ more time for more people to join in!  Right?

As always we have awesome sponsors that are listed on the challenge blog.

This week's challenge at Anyone for Anya is a sketch!  This image is from CC Designs Swiss Pixie Pets Birthday.
The die used is from Memory Box and is a flourish that i 've  cut in half.

Anyone for Anya's Sketch for this week (i've rotated it):

Copics used:
E41, 43, 44, 49, R20
hat stripe/cupcake base- Y21, YR21, 23
frosting- E55, 57, 59
cherry- R37, 39
hat stripe green- YG03, 67


Friday, September 20, 2013

It's time to play with some Bubbles....

You know you love to play with bubbles...i think it's fun as an adult to blow bubbles..i just have the excuse of having grandkids to play with them too. :0)

So guess know i've already mentioned that i am on Sami Stamps DT, well, this is my first card for the blog and we are introducing a new release called, "Bubble Bath Fairies".

Sami is so smart..who'd have thought of Bubble Bath Fairies?  She has such a wonderful imagination and you can tell by what she creates. 

This week i am using "My Bubble Time" Fairy:

In case you are curious as to what i did to achieve this card, i printed the image on music sheet paper and then printed it again a second time and paper pieced it on top of the music sheet bubble.  Then i colored the image with Copics (pastel rainbow colors) and painted the whole image with Extreme Glitter Paint.  I've used the Memory Box die- Loopy Rings # 98370  and a lacy border die from Doo Hickey.

Here is the Bubble Bath Fairies release from Sami Stamps...i betcha can't just pick one...

I have also used a sketch from Crafting Life's Pieces monthly challenge:

Copics used:
fairy- skin/YR000, 00, R20
hair- Y11, 15
dress/hairbow- R11, 22
wings- BV02, 04, G20, 21
bubble- B000, BV02, G20, R11, BG0000

CLP- Sketch #62
Creative Fingers Challenge- Make it shine (i used Extreme Glitter Paint on the bubble and the die cut bubbles)
Cut it Up- Going in Circles  (i love your challenge..and i missed the deadline last week, but i did make the card.)

Kitty Bee Designs- Water

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Be-Witchingly, Boo- tee -Ful

How could i resist?  The Greeting Farm makes a post with a brand new witch digi and i fell for it...and you can see why..i am not kidding i purchased it yesterday and made the card today!

I know some people don't like Halloween and the celebration, i grew up in the 60's where it wasn't about "evil" but about dressing up and a way to visit our neighbors that i never got to see.  i know, that now, some people have ruined what was nothing but a way to visit our neighbors and for kids to dress-up into something bad.  I choose to look at the good and not let the bad win out.  

So with that thought i've created a sweet good witch card:
I used a Martha Steward spiderweb border punch.  I also made a tiny slit in her hat and gathered up some black tulle and slid it through.  One of the new techinques i did was to use my Envelope Punch to make the the notches in the strip, i cut out my matted black paper and punched it and remembered what i punched it at and then cut out the black stripe and punched the notch out so that it could line this case i punched at 4.5 (black mat) and then the stripe at 4 3/8.  So more than one way to use that tool..  I think it would make a fun tie shape too..

I used this sketch from The Greeting Farm for this challenge:

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, R20
hair- E97, 99
dress/hat- W3, 5, 7
hat band/scarf- YG00, 01, 03
cat/stars- YR12, 04

The Greeting Farm- Tuesday Garden Variety/sketch
4 Krafty Girlz Challenge- Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafts-  #145/ 2 or more patterned papers

Have a Magical Day!

I am using 2  Digital Delights images this week.  I am really excited about these two images, they worked out so well together!  The first one is called Jubbly Dragon and the other one is called Castle.  The sentiment is also from Digital Delights and can be found here.

Here is the card i made for the Digital Delights Blog:

Dies used on this card are: Joy Crafts fancy square, Memory box flourish, DooHickey keys.

Martha Stewart Spiderweb punch

Don't forget to ask to see if we still have the above dies in stock at Dutch Paper Crafts!

Copics used:
Castle-W1, 3, 5, 7, E97, 99
door/roof- E55, 57, 59
windows- Y21
flag- R37, 39
grass- YG03

mouth/belly-YR000, 00, R20, YR20, 23
horns- YR20, 23
body- YG23, 35, 67
wings- W3, 5, 7

Please, please check out the other cards/projects my team mates made at the Digital Delights blog or you can check out the Digital Delights challenge blog and win some great prizes!

Clear it out- stash item/spider web punch out- For the boys 
Cuttlebug Mania- Flying High (dragon)
Top Tip Tuesday- Get in Shape..anything but a rectangle (*tip -when making a shaped card, cut out a card base by placing the "shaped die" hanging over the will make your card base smaller than the cut out the full shape from another piece of paper and place it on top of the cardbase with the overhang beyond the fold..ta da..a "hinged" card without bending the front.
Tuesday Throwdown- Things with wings


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Hip to be square- Baby style

i am using a onesie die from The Greeting Farm and i am loving this's so cute!  I said to my husband, what do you think..and he looked at i don't get the question?  I was a bit frustrated and started to walk away..he said, wait a you want me to see if i can find 3 squares..i said, no, do you like the card..and then the comment was..well it's no help from him at all...arghhh!

I made two, why you ask?  Well, as always, i picked the lighter brown color but wanted to use the light brown chevron..and it just go i cut out yet another onesie and was much happier, but i also know myself well enough that if i didn't use the light brown onesie now it wouldn't get used and it would sit in a baggie...for that some day that never comes...

Take two, sort of...
Copics used:
duck- E50, 53, CB, YR12
rattle- E50, 53, CB R37, 39, W3, 5

The Greeting Farm- FFF/Hip to be Square.. (you do see the 3 squares, right :0) 
CAS on Sunday- Oh Baby 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Ever heard of the company Raisin Boat?

For this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches, our sponsor is Raisin Boat.  Have you heard of them?  You can rent or buy stamps from them.  This week i am using one of their stamps, it is called Howl-een Hounds.(it also has a birthday sentiment)  I will share a picture of the stamp set i am using with the sponsor info below.

 Here is my card, please come and join us at Tuesday Morning Sketches for this challenge:

Die used is from Doo Hickey Dies

Don't forget to ask to see if we still have the above die(s) in stock at Dutch Paper Crafts

Tuesday Morning Sketches sketch this week:

Copics used:
E50, 53, 55, 57, 59
collar- R35, C1, Gelly Roll pen- clear star
fence/grass- W3, 5, YG03

The sponsor this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches is Raisin Boat:
Raisin Boat

The stamps set i used from Raisin Boat:

Howl-ween Hounds

For more inspiration don't forget to visit the rest of team's creations:

Twist of Faith- Buttons (in center of bow)
 Top 3 Badge

Creative Craft Challenge- Bow
Oldie but goodie challenge- Dies (doo hickey die (label die)

Friday, September 13, 2013

When you don't feel like coloring...why not paper piece?

Many times, i've heard my friends say they don't like to color...or that they don't want to spend the money for the solution is to paper piece.

I am making this card for Sami Stamps and i found that this image called Umbrella Splash is perfect for paper piecing with a minimum amount of coloring..just the skin and puddle..however the puddle could be pieced as well.

I am also trying to show that this image isn't just for "spring" but can be used anytime..especially with this sentiment and if you wanted it to be seasonal... you could change out the colors :0)
I am using a sketch from Everybody Art Challenges:

Copics used:
skin-YR000, 00
puddle- BG11, 72

sun charm from Spoilt Rotten Beads
Die is from Memory Box

Everybody Art Challenge- Sketch #244
Top Tip Tuesday- Paper Piecing

C.R.A.F.T. challenge- Paper Piecing

Not a Creature was stirring...

I have got accepted into a new Design Team and i am super excited.  The images are sweet and whimsical..just lovely!  I am talking about Sami Stamps...have you visited the site?  Sami also gives freebies away each month.  She has a monthly challenge also.  One more thing, you've heard of A Day For Daises, well Sami is Tammy's sister.  Cool, huh?

I am making this card for Sami Stamps and for a Christmas i am trying to get my cards made for this year! The name of this cute image is Little Apple Mouse found here.

I have used a sketch from the Christmas Challenges and normally i would share the sketch, but for the last challenge i was asked to remove the sketch, i thought i was helping to promote the challenge and give credit to them?
So if you'd like to see the sketch you'd have to click on their name in my challenge list below.

Copics used:
mouse- R20, W1, 3, 5, E50
apple- R35, 37, 39. YG03, 67, E55, 57

Christmas Challenges (with a sketch)- #90
Cute Card Friday- Square Card
Christmas Stamping- Cute and Cuddly

Thursday, September 12, 2013

You're Amazing!

This AWESOME image at Digital Delights is perfect for your super hero.  He is called,  Captain Colin...i would say he is related to Captain America...maybe his little brother?  I have also used some Super Hero Sentiments!

Here is the card i made for the Digital Delights Blog:
I chose to do another twisted easel card..because they are so very fun!

Dies used on this card are:
Nellie Snellen Multi frame Star die- MFD050

Don't forget to ask to see if we still have the above dies in stock at Dutch Paper Crafts!

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, 20
outfit- B24, 26, 28, R35, 37, 39
"white"- E50, CB

closed view (not laying completely it looks a bit wonky)

Please, please check out the other cards/projects my team mates made at the Digital Delights blog or you can check out the Digital Delights challenge blog and win some great prizes!

Oldie but a goodie challenge- Spots and Strips (old item star gem shape) 
Scrap Creations- Polka Dots
Hanna and Friends- Special Card Form

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Nurses are the Heart of Healthcare

For this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches, this is the second time i've used this comes from There She Goes Clear Stamps. Our sponsor, Yours or Mine Paper Crafts this week carries Penny Black stamps.  She's adorable and super fun to color and cut out!

 Here is my card, please come and join us at Tuesday Morning Sketches for this challenge:

I am using a crocheted circle that was made by one of the TMS DT members, Jessi.  She sells these crocheted circles and they are quite awesome.  You can find them here at her blog...

Tuesday Morning Sketches sketch this week:

Copics used:
skin-YR000, 00, R20, 22
hair- E55, 57, 59
dress- BG10, 11, 13
bows, shoes, cross- R35, 37, 39
bag- G20, 21
hat, apron, bandages- C1, CB

The sponsor this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches is Yours or Mine Paper Crafts:

For more inspiration don't forget to visit the rest of team's creations:

Crafty Sentiments Design- Anything Goes
Inky Chicks- Stitching (you didn't say just sewing, so i figured Crochet stitching counted?)
Loves Rubber Stamps- Sentiment on the front

Monday, September 9, 2013

Merry Christmas, a little nice

The Christmas set from the Greeting Farm has a Naughty or Nice angel to use and i picked the nice one for this card.  I love this Layout from Chocolate, Coffee and Cards..

All of the dies featured on this card are available at Dutch Paper Crafts. I have used the fancy square from Joy Crafts, and a Nesting doily square from Lifestyle Crafts.

Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, R20
hair- Y21, YR23
dress/shoes- R35, 37
Halo/wings/ruffle- Gelly Roll glitter pen

Chocolate, Coffee and Cards- Layout

TGF- Tuesday/Bingo

Addicted to Stamps- Anything Goes

Sunday, September 8, 2013

A Be-Witching Night!

This week at Anyone for Anya, the challenge is can be dry or wet embossing or pick!

I have been itching to use my new (to me) embossing folder and ta da..i am using it!  This folder is from Sizzix...i also used Coredinations black w/a gray core.  Pretty awesome and other than coloring the image pretty fast!  I also used the color burlap i purchased at Michaels.  I cut it out using a basic circle from Spellbinders.

Here you go...
Copics used:
skin- YR000, 00, R20, 22
hair- E97, 99, 19
dress/hat/boots- V04. 06, 09, YG00, 01
broom- E25, 29, YR20,21
pumpkin- YR12, 68

 Craft a Scene-Dusk to Dawn
Dream Valley- Purple and Green