Friday, August 1, 2014

Baby Boy

Baby Boy - Time for a new challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity and Alphabet Challenge Blog.

Our challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity is a sketch.

The challenge at Alphabet Challenge Blog is M for masculine! I used the sketch to make a page for my grandson Jace's, scrap book. I am embarrassed to admit that Jace is already 4 years old and I am just now getting to his album. I just enjoy coloring with my Copic's so much that I tend to make more cards than pages.

My paper is Recollections and the border was already on the paper, so it made for a quick page.

The studded ribbon was on a roll.

Here is a close - up that sweet little face.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Seahorse Illusion

Seahorse Illusion - It is time for a new challenge at The Sweet Pea Stampers. Our challenge is Thinking of You/Missing You/Just Because. 

My DP is Authentique's Renew. I love the yellow with the aqua colors. 

Using Ching Chou Kuik's Seahorse Illusion available in digi and rubber.

I colored this sweet image with Copic's. I used a glitter pen to add some touches to her hair and the sea plants. 

I added some fine glitter to the seahorse. I had a helper in my 3 year old grandson. He was so sweet; I let him sprinkle the glitter on and he told me "I like making cards with you." He really made me feel good.

I used a CL die for the vine, a HC die and stamp for the flowers. The 3 year old added the Flower Soft to the center of the flowers and more glitter to the flowers. I made the stick pin and used a Bow Easy to tie the ribbon.

Sketch Saturday #320 Sketch
Cupcake Inspirations #271 Cupcake Inspired
Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog #38 Flowers
The Pink Elephant Challenge #261 Anything Goes
Craft your Passion Challenges #224 Flowers
Shopping Our Stash #162 ribbon, flowers and die cuts

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Love at Christmas

Love at Christmas - Sorry to be late in writing this post. I always schedule my post with my photos, then come back and write the post usually before it goes live, but I have fallen behind. My daughter has been moving into her new home and I am exhausted from that process. 

You would not believe how bad my legs hurt. My job was packing up the kitchen and the back of my upper legs is reeling from the constant motion of squatting down to put things in the boxes.

Back to my card, this card is my DT card for Creative Card Crew. Our challenge for this fortnight is Christmas. 

We are sponsored by Whiff of Joy and they let us play with some of their adorable images. I colored Henry and his pal with Copics. I inked the edges with Tumbled Glass distress ink. I won a snowflake stamp and stamped it around the edge, then added fine glitter to the fur on Henry's hat and the stamped snowflakes.

The snowflake is a SP die with a gemstone in the centers. The sentiment is SU; as is the corresponding punch.

My designer papers are BoBunny's Powder Mountain.

Crafting for all Seasons #82 Christmas
Friday Sketch Challenge #74 Sketch
Creative Knockouts #47 Christmas
Southern Girls Challenge #94 Christmas
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog #111 Christmas
Christmas Cards All Year Round Non traditional colors
Christmas Card Challenges #35 Anything goes
Corrosive Challenges by Janet #204 Christmas

Monday, July 28, 2014

Beach Huts

Beach Huts - We have a real simple sketch for you this fortnight at Seems a Little Sketchy

No designer paper on this one. I let this awesome image by Teri Sherman at Delicious Doodles stand alone. I just did some simple shading with my Copics. I did use a scrap of paper for the 3 dangly parts of the sketch.

I did a simple knot and added 3 pearls to finish it off.

Come and get sketchy with us at Seems a Little Sketchy and you could win some Delicious Doodles images!

Crafty Boots Challenges Summer Holidays
Paper Take Weekly Holiday Summer or Christmas
The Paper Shelter #168 Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #241 Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles Challenge #96 DD image
Sister Act Card Challenge #67 Anything Goes
Fairytale-Challenge Blog Digi Stamp
Open-Minded Crafting Fun #15 Vacation

Friday, July 25, 2014


Scatter - Time for another challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity!!! This time we are looking for Banners and Bunting!!!! I know that lots of you love to use them on your cards and pages, and I can't wait to see what you come up with!

For my card I started with the some paper that came in Paper Trey Inks Shakers and Sprinkles market kit. I am in love with this kit!!! It came with papers, dies, stamps and a box of sprinkles!!!! 

I stamped the words directly on the back ground paper, then built my shaker box using the dies. Notice what is inside my shaker box? No you are not going blind. I forgot to add the sprinkles!!! I tried to take it apart and add them, but the foam is very tacky and I could not. 

So what did I do? I added them to the outside. Not what I envisioned when I was planning this card, but I do still like the way it came out.

Here are my banners. I inked all papers with Gathered Twigs distress ink

Crafty Calendar Challenge Summer time
Pile It On Challenge #29 Summer
The Pink Elephant Challenge #260 Summer
Love to Create Challenge #125 Bright and Sunny
C Inspirations #275 Summer
Crafty Creations Challenges Fun Cards-It would have been more if I had remembered to put the sprinkles inside the card!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Girly Girl?

Girly Girl? - It is time for another challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity and Alphabet Challenge Blog. This weeks challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity is to laugh. When I looked at this image, I just knew that I wanted to make a girly card for a girl who was anything but girly. 

I had one little girl in my Sunday School class, who would arrive each Sunday in the most delicate dresses, complete with white gloves. And each Sunday she would be wrestling with the boys. Her appearance was such a contradiction in her actions and it would just crack me up.

So here is my little "princess" in all her glory, covered in mud. I have color Saturated Canary's "Nothing in my hands" image with Copics. I cut her with a SB die. 

DP is Authentique's Classique and Pretty.

The challenge at Alphabet Challenge Blog is to use lace. I had some black lace in my stash to use. I placed it in the middle of a border cut with a MS punch. The vine swirl is CL. The flowers are HC and I used Worn Lipstick distress inks in the centers, then finished the flowers off with a black pearl pen.

My sentiment is hand written, then punched with SU punches.

Tuesday Morning Sketches #258 Sketch
Fussy and Fancy Challenge #118 Girly
Ribbon Girls Summer
Love to Create Challenge #124 Petals and Pearls - pearls are inside the center of the flowers.
Cutie Pie Challenge #73 Cute digi
Just Inspirational Challenges Shabby Chic
Everybody-Art-Challenge #287 Swirl
Oldie But a Goodie Challenge Schools Out