Monday, December 26, 2011


Snowman - It is time for another challenge at Seems a Little Sketchy. This challenge is sponsored by Stretch N Bubbles and The Robin's Nest.

Here is the sketch for this fortnight. Jen does such a good job creating them. I love the yummy colors in this one. I love pink!
My image is by Stretch N Bubbles. He is such a cute snowman. I colored him with Copics and added some Stickles to the snowflakes and a little on the striped area of his scarf.

My DP is Tis the Season by DCWV. I added some snowflake eyelets in the upper left corner and a sugar paper snowflake and gemstone on the right side.

Come join in our sketch challenge and have fun!
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Bingo-Top Across-ribbon, gems, and sparkle
Dutch Dare - Card Challenges #144 Make it Shimmer
Southern Girls Challenge #34 Let's Celebrate! I think the snowman is celebrating the snow!
The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #144 Photo Inspired

Friday, December 23, 2011

I finally have got my Christmas cards done, well almost. I still need to attach the image, and stuff the envelopes, But hey, it isn't Christmas Eve yet! I think I am starting a new tradition of sending out my cards on Christmas Eve.

For my card, I used an old paper pad by Colorbox. My image is a rubber stamp by Stampendous, that I colored with Copic's. I inked everything with gold ink and used a strip of ribbon. My star was punched with a Creative Memories punch.

Mojo Monday #220 Sketch
Stampin Sisters in Christ #120 The True Meaning of Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday #65 Anything Christmas
C Inspirations #143 Anything Goes
Crafts and Me Challenges #66 Anything Goes
My Mums Craft Shop Challenges #37 Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz #50 Anything Goes

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Lamp Post

Lamp Post - I so enjoyed coloring this lamp post image by Robyn's Fetish. I take online Copic classes from Suzanne Dean and she started session 5 that includes coloring Patina. It is a fun technique and so easy. This is only the second one that I have done. The first one, I really messed up the holly leaves, so I made a second attempt. I still did not master the hollies, so I hide them behind a bow.
I added some Stickles to the candle flame. The pine branches are a MS punch and I added 3 gemstones.

My DP is also Robyn's Fetish, who is our sponsor this fortnight at Creative Card Crew. It is digi paper and this was my first time to use digi paper. It was so easy to use and I liked that I could make the design as big or small as I wanted it. I also used some vellum. The paper was so pretty that I wanted to show it. I added Holly Stickles to the vellum. All of my papers were distressed with Vintage Photo Distress inks.

The poinsettia is a Heartfelt Creations stamp that was heat embossed by my wonderful friend Milly. I used my gold Viva Decor pearl pen in the center.

Our challenge at Creative Card Crew is Christmas lights. Hope you can join us.
Sketch Saturday #186 Sketch
Crafty Creations Challenges #148 Embossing and Glitter
Crafts and Me Challenges #65 Christmas
Crafting For All Seasons #16 Christmas
Divas By Design Challenge#17 Merry Christmas
Dutch Dare-Card Challenges #143 Bingo Pearls, embossing and distressing
4 Crafty Chicks #68 Christmas
Charisma Cardz #49 Last Minute Christmas
Simply Create Too #2 Embossing

Monday, December 12, 2011

Poinsettia Babe

Poinsettia Babe - At Seems a Little Sketchy, our sponsor for this challenge is Delicious Doodles. The have some some awesome images. I chose Christina for this challenge because I still need Christmas cards, but I was very intrigued by the Medusa's daughter image, as well as the image of a dragon with eggs. I hope to get a change to work with them sometime in the near future.
Here is our sketch for this fortnight. Jenn does such a great job designing the sketches.

My DP is K & Company's Visions of Christmas. I distressed with Vintage Photo ink.
"Christina" is colored with Copic's and I used a gold Spica pen for the center of the poinsettias. I printed the image twice and colored and cut the poinsettias on the second image, so that I could pop it up. I did the same thing on the center poinsettia in her hair.

For my poinsettia, I cut 2 large and 1 small layer of the poinsettia from the Joy of the Season Cricut cartridge. I inked with Antique Linen and Forest Moss. Then I shaped with a little, stacked them, then added some beads to the center.

Lil Red Wagon #110 Vintage Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge Y = Yippee -Anything
Divas By Design #16 Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday #194 Anything Goes
Meljens Designs DT #88 Use Green
Moving Along With The Times #122 Last Minute Christmas
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #112 Anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity #49 Red, Green and Cream
Card Makin Mamas #35 Christmas

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Snowman With Tree

Snowman With Tree - Our finial challenge in 2011 at Craft Your Days Away is "Snowmen." I love coloring snowmen. So quick and easy when you don't have to color the whole image.

For my card, I used this cute little snowman image by Peachy Keen Stamps. My DP is K and Company "Let it Snow." Perfect for snowmen, right? It is double sided, so I used both sides of one piece of DP.
My image was colored with Copic's. B000, 00, 21, 24, 28, R20, 22, 24, 29, W1, 3, 5, 7, G 82, 12, 20. My image was then cut with a Spellbinders. Our sponsor, Simon Says Stamp carries a wide supply of crafting supplies to include Copic's and Spellbinders. They are a great place to get all of your supplies from. Everyone there is really nice and a dream to work with.
My pin is from a holiday pin swap that I participated in. I received some really pretty pins in that swap. I am doing another pin swap at CDAC. You have to be a member, but it is free to become one. Once there, go to swap central and you can sign up, too!

I also used a couple of punches and gemstones to make the sentiment embellishment. Sentiment is Dream Weavers.

You will have a whole month to enter this challenge, so get our your stash and Craft Your Days Away!

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #66 Sketch
Paper Sundaes #98 Sundae Bar pick 2 Red, Stripes, Die
The Pink Elephant Challenge #128 Snowflakes and Sparkle
Top Tip Tuesday #63 Let it Snow
Paper Take Weekly Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog Let it Snow
C Inspirations #141 Snow Much Fun
Aud Sentiment Challenge Blog #43 More Winter Holiday Sentiments

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker - Tis the Season ...... is our challenge this fortnight at Creative Card Crew. What is it the season of, you ask. Well, for me, it is the season of watching the ballet - Nutcracker. I didn't take ballet as a child, but I did as an adult. I loved it!!!!!! They asked me if I wanted to be in the recital and I told them "Yes, I do." It was a bunch of 12 year old's and me. LOL

I had a wonderful time. The next year we had enough adults to do an adult tap and jazz class, plus another adult joined me and the 12 year old's in the ballet class. We did not do the nutcracker, but we had lovely dresses and I would have felt like a real ballerina; expect that I fell and broke my foot 2 weeks before the recital. I danced anyways - with the big, clunky boot!

My image is Sassy Designs and is colored with Copic's. I added Gemstones to the nutcracker's crown and Stickles to the dancer's bow, sash and blouse, which unfortunately, doesn't show in the photo much. I then fussy cut her.
My DP is Recollections, The Ballet. DP was inked with Ranger's distress inks in Forest Moss. Forest Moss is a little hard to find, but you can get it and many other crafting delights at our sponsor Simon Says Stamp.

My ribbon is MS, which I sprayed with Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist, then scrunched. After it was dry, I tied the bow with my Bow Easy. The big green gemstones are Making Memories. I also added 3 tiny pearls to the bottom left of the card. I made a pin with varies beads and stuck it in the bow.

What is Tis the Season for you?

Deconstructing Jen # 29 Sketch
Do You Stack UP #48 Ties
Meljens Designs DT #87 In spirited by a song - The nutcracker suite
Southern Girls Challenge #35 Ribbon Madness
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #111 Colors of Christmas with sparkle
Fairytale-Challenge Blog #29 Christmas
Chocolate Coffee Cards #1 Celebrate
Simply Create Too #1 All about Christmas
Mami Doodles # Make it shine
Fussy and Fancy Challenge #51 Photo inspired
The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #163 Photo inspired
Crazy 4 Challenges #116 Christmas movie - The Nutcracker
Ribbon Girls # Christmas
Craft Your Passion Challenges # Glitter