Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sitting Pretty

Sitting Pretty - My team is up at Sunday Sketch and Stamp today. Here is our awesome sketch.

My DP's are Recollections Blue Christmas.

My image is Bugaboo's Ava Christmas Sitter. Bugaboo is our sponsor for this challenge. They have some really cute images, not to mention their fun Stella and Gus images.

Ava was colored with Copics and after cutting with a SB, I used Polar White Flower Soft on her hat.

For my card, I used a SU border die to make the fun cut. I cut it through the entire card, then again with the blue cardstock. I really like how it opens.

The bow was tied with my Bow Easy and I used a fun pearl snowflake button in the center.

Shopping Our Stash #86 Use your oldest ribbon - I have had several rolls of this ribbon in my stash forever.
Craft-Room Challenge  Monochrome
Crafting For All Seasons #44 Buttons and Bows
ABC Christmas Challenge B for Bows or Boys
4 Crafty Chicks #126 Buttons

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Braided Birds

Braided Birds - One Stop Craft Challenge is starting a new challenge today and the new challenge is Sparkle and Bling. Woo Hoo, one of my favorites!

Our sponsor this challenge is A Day for Daisies. If you are not familar with them, then you have got to go and check out the rest of their images. They are gorgeous!!!

I used Braid in my hair. I really enjoyed coloring her with my Copic's. She is beautiful and such a unique angle. Hair is always so fun to color. It makes me think of Cinderella with the animals helping her to get ready for the ball. I added Stickles to the birds. D

My DP is Pressed Petals, Baby Boy. I have a lot of grandsons, no granddaughters yet : (, so I buy a lot of blue papers. LOL Everything was inked with Peacock Feathers distress ink.

The rose ribbon was colored with the same Peacock Feathers distress ink and a blending tool. After it was inked, I added gemstones to the centers of the roses.

Come and show us your sparkle and bling at One Stop Craft Challenge.

Craft Your Passion Challenges #146 Totally Teal
Deconstructing Jen #86 Sketch
Creative Craft Challenges 2 #2 Bling
The Paper Shelter #96 Anything Goes
Fab N Funky Challenges #155 Favorite Colors - I love teal and yellow and together
Dutch Dare-Card Challenges #201 Winged Things
Moving Along with the Times #174 Bling
Fairytale-Challenge Blog #59 New Stamp

Friday, January 25, 2013

Tickled Pink

Tickled Pink - Today's challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity is Tic Tac Toe. What a fun challenge! My card actually mets the requirements for 1 row and 1 column. The top row arcross and the middle column down.

My designer paper is from one of my favorite paper pads, Glitz Pack, Afternoon Muse. I only a few sheets left, but I continue to enjoy using it. 

 The muted pink paper is some that I made last year for a Valentine SU party that I attended last year. We used shaving cream and reinkers to make it. It was so much fun to play with.

My image is Princess Nella by Crafts 4 Eternity. She was so fun to color with my Copics. I use the WG. I really like to use them for gray animals. I added some Stickles to her slip.

I added some pom pom trim to the bottom of the card.

My leave is a SU die that I inked with Blue China distress inks then shaped with a pinching motion. The flowers are a Prima, set with a rose and a couple of others roses with the Prima. The Prima was colored with my Copics. The rose buds are Melissa Frances that I colored the tips of with Worn Lipstick distress ink. The bow was tied with my Bow Easy.

The sentiment and punch are both SU.

Thanks for stopping by.

The Pink Elephant Challenge #183 Photo Inspired
Digital Tuesday Challenge #194 Favorite color combo - Pink is my favorite color and when added with the blue, I really like it.
Paper Take Weekly #81 All tied up - bow
Top Tip Tuesday #94 Luscious Layers - My tip is to buy white flowers and use your markers or inks to color. Often adding color only to the tips add just the right amount of color.
Inky Chicks #2 Bingo-Boy, if I didn't know better, I would have sworn that Inky Chicks and Crafts 4 Eternity got together for this one. I have the  same 2 "Bingo"/"tic tac toe" Top row Ribbon, Sentiment, flower and Middle column Sentiment, image, bow

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Flower Garden

Flower Garden - We have had someone sick for the last 2 months and I just hope that we turn the corner soon. My 9 month grandson had a night in the hospital with RSV, but is now home and doing better. Now the 3 year old is taking his turn again. I am hoping that flu season is soon over.

Today is challenge day at Creative Card Crew and this time around it is.... girly.

Our sponsor is Crafty Sentiments Designs. They are a new sponsor for us and it was fun to work with great images that were so new to me.

My DP is K and Company SW Nature. I love SW papers. The colors are brilliant yet soft and muted the same time.

My image is Crafty Sentiments Tess Summer Fun. I think she is adorable and was a blast to color with my Copics. I added some Stickles to her headband, necklace and the flowers. I use Elements Bark in the center of the daisies.

I used a S die and cut it to frame the image. All my papers were inked with Tea Dye distress inks.

My sentiment is Hot Off the Press tiny words. I love this set and rarely does a week go by that I don't use this set.

I used my pearl pen to make the yellow pearls.

The bow was tied using my Bow Easy.

My fence is another SB die.

C Inspirations #197 Girly
Divas By Design Challenge #67 Girly
4 Crafty Chicks #125 Pearls
Moving Along with the Times #173 Birthday
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog #72 Bingo - Die Cuts, Happy, and Flowers
Stampin For the WeekEnd #26 Girly
CLP Challenge #54 Sketch

Monday, January 21, 2013

Live It Up

Live it Up - We had 2 sponsors at Seems a Little Sketchy, so I did a card for each of them. The second sponsor is Eureka, another stamp company. I had not seen their images before, so it was fun to see their different style. They sale rubber stamps, as well as digi stamps and a whole host of other crafting products. So check them out!

This image is Eureka's Cowgirl. Isn't she adorable? I colored her with Copics and added Stickles to her halo, wings and shirt hem.

My DP's are K and Company's Edamane. My sentiment is Studio G and I finished off the card with 3 pink gemstones.

Arm in Arm

Arm in Arm - Isn't this just the sweetest couple? Such a simple design and yet memorable.

I designed this card for my DT card at Seems a Little Sketchy and I was also guest designing at Stamp With Fun.

For Seems a Little Sketchy, above is the sketch that is the challenge. And for Stamp With Fun the challenge is Swirls.

No Designer paper on this on. Just some White Wash paper that I ran through the CB with the Swirl embossing folder and then sanded the white off to reveal the pink under it.

My image is Bugaboo's AKV Love, who is our sponsor at Seems a Little Sketchy. This image, like most of Bugaboo's was quick and easy to color with my Copics. The image and mat were cut with a SB.

My flower is a stem that I cut down and the swirly vine is CL. I then added 3 buttons.

In closing, I would like to thank Stamp With Fun for inviting me to guest design with them. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Lori Boyd 2 #38 Pink
Dutch Dare-Card Challenges #200 Buttons
Totally Paper Crafts #150 Embossing
Simply Create Too #29 Anything Goes
All Sorts Challenge #Flower Power
Pile It On Challenge #3 Heart

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Pink Monkey

Pink Monkey - It is time for another challenge at One Stop Craft Challenge. The challenge is Thank You's. This time of year after Christmas, everyone needs a few of these and here is mine.

Mine DP is K and Company Edamame.  I just added a few ribbons, a button and some twine.

My image is one of our sponsors, who is Digital Delights. I colored Monkey Topper with Copics.

Celebrate the Occasion #95 Thank you
Top Tip Tuesday #93 Fur/Feathers
Anything Challenge #84 Buttons and Bows
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog #43 No Squares
Dutch Dare-Card Challenges #200 Buttons
Southern Girls Challenge #60 Thank you
Card Makin Mamas #CAS
Sketch and Stash Challenge #105 Sketch

Friday, January 18, 2013

Bicycle Build for 2

Bicycle Build for 2 - It is time for another challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity. This time we want to see all of your punches. I love to use punches, so it was an easy and fun one for me.

This is also my DT card for Alphabet Challenge Blog. This fortnight, we are challenging you to us Y- for yummy. I thought carrots would make a nice yummy snack for these sweet little bunnies.

I love the colors on this card. My papers are DCWV Pocket Full of Posies. It is one of the first glitter papers that I bought. This particular sheet does not have glitter on it, but most of the rest of the papers in the pad do have glitter.

My image is Crafty Sentiments, Bunny 5. Aren't they adorable? I colored them with Copics and added some Stickles to the girl bunny's bow, collar and ruffle.

I use a SU punch on the border. I punched it out twice with white and then blue and layered them.

The carrot, I hand drew, then shaped it and added some greenery from a MS punch.

My bow was tied with my Bow Easy.

All of the blue pearls were made using my pearl pen. I used 2 more punches on my sentiment (SU.)
Sketchy Colors #146 Sketch
All Sorts Challenge #189 Dies and Punches
Color-me-classroom #59 Soft Pastels
Digital Tuesday Challenge #193 Flower Power - on papers
Top Tip Tuesday #93 Fur/Feathers
Tip - Cut with the punch on different colors and layer to add some pop with your punches
Inky Chicks #1 anything goes
Crafts and Me Challenges #116 Something new - Image and punch are new
Fab N Funky Challenges #154 Something moving - the bike

Monday, January 14, 2013

Wings of an Angel

 Wings of an Angel - I am thrilled to have been asked to guest design for Stamp With Fun. I love this challenge and often play with it.

Their challenge is this gorgeous sketch.

My DP are Recollections Blue Christmas.

I love this paper pad. All of the papers are a beautiful shade of blue and blue-green.

My image is Stitchy Bear Stamps. The image is called Ms North. The wings were really fun to color with my Copics.

The image was cut with a SB and inked with Peacock Feathers distress ink. The sentiment was hand written.

The trim was a scrap and I tied the bow with my Bow Easy. I then added a feather and stick pin.

I get most of my stick pin supplies from Judy at Pizzazz Aplenty. She has a great selection of pins and beads. She also carries some flowers and ribbon.

Crafty Creations Challenges #204 Something new - the image is new and guest designing at Stamp with Fun is a new experience for me!
Crafting for all Seasons #43 New - image and guest designing
Divas by Design Challenge #66 Anything Goes
Totally Paper Crafts #149 ribbon
Card Makin Mamas # anything goes

Saturday, January 12, 2013


Cheers - Happy, happy New Year!!! Todays challenge at One Stop Craft Challenge is.....New Beginnings. My new beginning is the new year.

My designer paper is from ATD, All through the year.

We are sponsored by Stamp Fairy and I used their Lenny 5. I love his champagne and sweet little tie. I printed this image out 3 times, twice small and once larger and colored him with Copics. I then cut using SB, then added some Diamond Glaze on the champagne goblet.

My punch is MS. I punched it twice and overlay-ed them.

My Sentiment is Hot off the Press and punched with SU punches.

The pearls were made with my Viva Decor pearl pen.

Come and show us whats new with you!

Sketch N Stash Challenge #104 sketch
Corrosive Challenges by Janet #165 Out with the old - everything that I used is old
Digital Tuesday Challenge #192 New Beginnings
Paper Take Weekly #79 Happy New
Creative Craft Challenges 2 #1 New Beginnings

Friday, January 11, 2013

Moody Blues

Moody Blues - We are having a color challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity this week. Just look at those beautiful blues!!!!! It is perfect for winter projects! 

I did a page for this challenge. I am so behind in my scrap booking. Cards are quicker, so I tend to do more of them, plus I really enjoy coloring with my Copics. I feel that the photos should be the center of attention on a scrap book page. 

Speaking of photos, this is one of my daughters and her children. Aren't they lovely from the back? LOL Artistically,  I really like this photo. 

This photo was taken a few days before Christmas. We did get snow for Christmas, just a few days after this this photo was taken.

My designer papers are DCWV  Arctic Wishes.

The vine die is a CL. The big blue flower is Recollections and the tiny flowers were made with HC stamps and dies. I speckled different size clear gemstones around the flower arrangement.

I used the same dies and stamp on this smaller arrangement.

This little seal is part of the paper. I just added a few gemstones to the center of the snowflakes. the year was cut with my Cricut using the Plantin School book cartridge.

This challenge is sponsored by Floppy Latte.

Cupcake Craft Challenges #224 Blues
TopTip Tuesday #93 fur/feathers - My seal
The Pink Elephant Challenge #41 Anything Goes