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
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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
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Southern Girls Challenge #94 Christmas
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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!

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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
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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

Thursday, July 17, 2014


Journal - Time for a new challenge at The Sweet Pea Stampers!!! Our challenge this time is Fairies. Sweet Pea Stamps have lots of Fairies, so go and take a peek. You won't be disappointed. 

For my project, I have made a journal. I just finished with Camp Dorothy, which is a Christ centered program for children who are tornado survivors. The children in that camp needed journals, so we all made them on the first day of the camp. This one is mine.

Many of you may know that my town of Moore Oklahoma was hit by an F-5 tornado last year. Hitting 2 elementary school during school hours. My own grandson, was in the hallway with 7 children who did not survive.

My image is Sweet Peas Birdy Lobe by Regan Kubecek  in Rubber and digi. I have colored this sweet image with Copics.

I spent hours punching butterflies for the camp. I cut up a gemstone swirl and used them as the flight trail for my butterflies.

Tip** I cut my gemstone swirls a lot. They are so pricey to buy and you really don't need all of the swirl. It can overwhelm a card.

**Another Tip** Use Modge Podge sparingly on thin paper, so you don't get the pucker in the paper that I got. After doing 120 journals, several others and myself learned that from experience!

The DP is from a block, that I long ago lost the cover to, so I am unsure of who made the paper.

I added more butterflies and used the punch around the page set by MS and added more gemstones to it.

I used a rose ribbon along the side. 

The kids enjoyed making the journals and with them decorated, they will keep hopefully look back at their notes. I had them write their scriptures on the various pages. I hope that it will give them comfort.

Shopping Our Stash #160 Can't put it down- That would be my Copic's and gemstones!
Top Tip Tuesday #124 Magical
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014


Jellyfish - It is time for a new challenge at Creative Card Crew. Our challenge for this fortnight is sea/beach. 

We are sponsored by Dies R Us and Aurora Wings.

I have used an image from Aurora Wings. Mitzi makes the lovest mermaids. The are haunting in a good way. The eyes just draw you in.

I have colored Jellyfish Dance with Copics. I added Stickles to the barnacles on her forehead and in her hair with Stickles.

My flowers are HC. I added Gala Glitz's teal chunky glass glitter. I added a stick pin and bow to the corner spray. 

My papers are Bo Bunny's Enchanted Garden. I added more of the Glass Glitter to the corners.

Top Tip Tuesday #124 Magical
Friday Sketch Challenge #73 Sketch
4 Crafty Chicks #202 Song Inspired - Under the Sea from the Little Mermaid
Charisma Cardz #15 Anything Goes
Moving Along With the Times Girly
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #239 Flowers
Fussy and Fancy Challenge #118 Girly
All Sorts Challenge #267 Splish Splash

This card made Top 5 at All Sorts Challenge.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Wise Times

Wise Times -  Today's card is my DT card for Seems a Little Sketchy. Our sketch challenge runs for 2 weeks and you can even go to our future sketch page and see what all of our sketches will be for the rest of 2014. How great is that!

Here is this fortnights sketch. It is not so pretty to look at, but it is a great sketch to use. 

My DP is 75 Cents by Kaiser Craft. I like the soft teals in it.

The image is Robyn's Fetish, who is our sponsor this fortnight. I colored the owl with Copics and added Diamond Glaze to the glassed to make them shiny and to add texture.
Copic's used:
Feathers - E-30, 31, 33,34,35,37, 39
Feet, beak and bow tie - C-00, 1, 3 , 5, 7, 9
Cape, Cap and Glasses - BG-000, 10,  11, 34, 72, 75,78
Eyes - Y-32, 35, 38
Pencil - W-1, 5, 9  E-50, 51, 53, Y-11, 23, 26, R-30. 32

My little clip embellishment was in the paper pad. I love it when they include goodies in the paper pads!!

This tag was also in the pad and I added a twine bow to it.

My sentiment and stamp is SU.

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Friday, July 11, 2014


Soccer - It is time for a new challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity and are sponsored by Stamping All Day. Our challenge this week is Sports! Isn't that a fun challenge. Lately a lot of challenges have been masculine. While we tend to think in masculine terms when we think of sports, many girls also play sports. I think we tend to think of masculine, but let's face it, we don't have as many choices when we think of masculine cards. 

My image is Kenny K's Anime Soccer. I colored him with Copic's. I did the background using a color wash. I love the technique. It is very quick and easy to do. I just color the back ground in, then use a water brush filled with colorless blender and soak the whole thing. 

My DP is Fancy Pant's Little Sport. I won the twine. I am not real sure as to what it is used for. It is kink of waxy. It was a great color for this paper.

I punched the soccer balled from the DP and added a solid background off centered to the balls that were popped up.

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Corrosive Challenges by Janet #203 Child
Stamps Fun-Creativity #210 Summer
Clear it out Challenge Sketch and anything Goes
Love to Create Challenge #123 Clean and Layered
Card Mania Challenges #50 Circles
Cutie Pie Challenge #73 Cute Digi

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Good Ol' Lazy Days of Summer

Good Ol' Lazy Days of Summer - I am thrilled to announce that I am now on the DT of Gruffies and Guests and this is my first DT card for them. I can't believe that I now have a good excuse to color all of those fun images that have been in my stash for a while uninked. Uninked? What a tragedy!

The Scribble & Scrap Shop

This challenge is
Sponsored by Scribble & Scrap. Prize: £15 voucher

Here is one of the House Mouse images all colored up with Copics. I added some fine lines of glitter to the petals. It camera doesn't show it well, but it is very pretty in real life. I cut the image with a SB die.

Doesn't our mousy friend look like he is having a grand time with the petals?

My DP is Cool Summer by Carta Bella. The sentiment block was in the paper pad.

My DP is Carta Bella's, Cool Summer. I finished off the card with 3 gemstones of different sizes.

Now that you have seen my SUMMERY card, come and join our summer challenge at Gruffies & Guests.

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Pile it on Challenge #26 Outdoor Fun
Corrosive Challenges by Janet #202 Color me Happy
Tuesday Morning Sketches #256 Sketch
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog #110 Anything Goes

Friday, July 4, 2014


Skating - We have a sketch challenge for you at Crafts 4 Eternity this week. I LOVE this sketch. So easy to follow and the card seemed to flow.

Our sponsor for this week is Crafts 4 Eternity

I don't know who to give credit to for this lovely image. It was a something that I pick up off when I first began working with Copics. I did not have a good filing system at that time. The trees were my own addition. As was the pearls.

I used a MS punch for the snowflakes.

I hand cut the banners. My DP is Blue Christmas by Recollections.

Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge #42 Winter Scene
Christmas Card Challenges #31 Anything Goes
Pile it on Challenge #26 Outdoor Fun
Corrosive Challenges by Janet #202 Coloring
Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog #36 Anything goes
Love to Create Challenge #122 3 or more designer papers
Moving Along with the Times Girly
Fab N Funky Challenges #222 Christmas

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Ancient One

Ancient One - Time for a new challenge at The Sweet Pea Stampers!!! This fortnights challenge is masculine. Masculine cards can be a challenge but, Sweet Pea Stamps has some of my favorite for images for this challenge.

Using Joanna Schempp Ancient One in Digi and Rubber. I colored this old pirate with Copics and cut in some erregular angles. The image was just a blast to color. I took a class where we talked about how old skin is different from young skin. I am pleased with how the image came out.

This digi image is one of my favorites from Delicious Doodles. I can't tell you how many times I have used it. Sweet Pea used to have it in stamp form, but is no longer carrying it. Most children who come through my house, leave with it. My daughter takes in foster children, so we have lots of fresh kids to make it with. I have them tear it, then crumple it several times over. Then they work distress inks into it. Simple enough for even a 3 year old and they have quite the look of accomplishment on their faces when they are through. It becomes a treasure that they take with them when they leave.

DP is Teresa Collins, World Traveler. I thought the title of the paper was perfect for this old pirate. I finsihed the card off with 3 tiny green pearls.

Sketch Saturday #316 Sketch
Corrosive Challenges by Janet #202 Coloring
Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog #36 Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Challenge #257 Anything Goes
Love to Create Challenge #122 3 Designer Papers
Paper Take Weekly Anything Goes

This card made Top 5 at Love To Create Challenge.