Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas Card 2

Hi Everyone! Thanks so much to all who left sweet comments on my Christmas Card 1 post! Welcome also to my new followers :). A special Thank you! to the Catch the Bug Challenge for the 4 images I won for my last card.  I have used another Bugaboo Snow Globe digi for my card number 2. I colored this digi with Prismacolor Colored Pencils and OMS. I used liquid applique on the snow and trees and obviously a lot of stickles! The paper is from an old Provo Craft 6x12 paper stack. Everything I used is a bazillion years old and from my huge stash (except the image).  

 I cased this gorgeous card by Louise at Passion Creations. I try to give the credit where it's due, even if my project doesn't come close to their amazing talent LOL!  I have decided that since artist learn to paint, by coping the masters, I can improve my skills by trying to imitate the card making masters :).

I would like to enter my card into the following Challenges:
  1.  2 Sisters - Snowflakes
  2. Just Us Girls- Embossing
  3. Little Claire's- Christmas
  4. My Time to Craft - Non Traditional Christmas
  5. One Stop Craft - Christmas Friends
  6. Stamp Your Life- Anything Goes
  7. Totally Gorjuss- Snow
  8. Broken Box Stock - Happy Holidays
  9. Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Recipe
  10. Fussy and Fancy- I love Christmas
  11. Inspire me Fridays- Anything Goes
  12. Jingle Belles - Anything Holiday
  13. Pattie's Creations- Christmas
  14. QKR Stampede - Holiday Cheer
  15. Stampin for the Weekend - Let it Snow
  16. Stampin with the Dragon - Anything Goes
  17. Sweet n Sassy - Christmas
  18. Wags n Whiskers - Anything Goes
  19. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge- Christmas
  20. Craft Us Crazy - Christmas/Winter
  21. Delightful Challenge - All about Christmas
  22. Forever Friends - Christmas Cards
  23. Happy Campers - Winter's here
  24. Paper Crafting Journey - Christmas
  25. PaperPlay Challenges- Christmas is Coming
  26. Pixie Dust Challenge- Sparkle and Snowflake
  27. Simply Create- Anything Goes
  28. 4 Crafty Chicks- Snowmen
  29. Aud Sentiments - Holiday Sentiment
  30. Diva's By Design - Let Snow
  31. For Fun Challenges- Let it Snow
  32. Fresh Brewed Design - Christmas
  33. Inky Impressions - Snow or Winter
  34. Paper Pretties - Christmas Inspired
  35. Penny's Papercrafty- Anything Goes
  36. Simon Says- Snowflakes
  37. The Sisterhood of Crafters- Embossing
  38. Perfect Sentiment - Snow
  39. Christmas at Sweet Stampin -Anything Goes
  40. Crafting for All Seasons- Flowers
  41. Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
  42. Crafty Creations - Winter Scene
  43. Clear it Out- Use old stash
  44. Crafty Sentiments- Snowmen
  45. Deep Ocean - So this is Christmas
  46. Everybody Art- Christmas
  47. Ladybug Crafts Ink - Sparklicious
  48. Oldie but Goodie - Let it Snow
  49. Papelitos - Anything Goes
  50. Papertake Weekly  - Anything Goes
  51. The Stamping Boutique - Holiday Cards
  52. TTCRD - Anything Goes
  53. Top Tip Tuesday - Christmas
  54. Tuesday Throwdown - White Christmas
  55. Lollipop Crafts - Happy Holidaysq
  56. Love to Create - Holiday Cheer
  57. Make it Monday - Anything Goes
  58. My Craft Spot -Merry Christmas
  59. Squigglefly - Winter Wonderland
  60. Stamp and Create - Sparkly Christmas
  61. Tammy's Scrappin Corner - Anything Christmas
  62. There's Magic in the Air - Sparkle
  63. WhoopsiDaisy - Use your stash
  64. Artistic Impressions - Anything Goes
  65. Craft Your Passion - Snow
  66. The Crafty Bloggers - Anything Goes
  67. Crafty Boots - Anything Goes
  68. Daisy Doodles - Anything Goes
  69. Hooked on Crafts - Christmas
  70. House of Gilli - Anything Goes
  71. Great Impressions - Anything Goes
  72. No Matter Which Challenges - Christmas
  73. Pile it On - Embellishments
  74. IDIC - Christmas
  75. Hybrid Chick - Holiday Cards
  76. The Ribbon Girl - Christmas
  77. The Squirrel and the Fox - Winter
  78. Cupcake Inspirations - Photo
  79. Craft a Scene - Winter Scene
  80. Dream Valley Challenges - Christmas
A Special Thanks to the Challenge Hosts and their Design Teams for sharing their time to inspire and challenge us.  Thank you to Feline Playful for listing all the challenges, and winners every day. Thank you to Challenge sponsors for their generosity.  Most of all Thank YOU for looking!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas Card 1

Hi everyone! I am joining many of you in my quest to make most of my Christmas Cards this year.  This of course is #1, yup I am on a roll.

I used this super cute image from Bugaboo. I purchased several of her Snow Globe images soooo you are gonna see a few lol.  I colored her with Copics (skin) and Prismacolor colored pencils and OMS for the rest of the image. I used Liquid Applique for the snow on the image and in the corners of the card.  

I cased this gorgeous card by Claudia Rosa (it was my attempt at casing, I don't think I really came close). I love her work!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

  1. Dream Valley Challenges-Non Traditional Christmas
  2. Eclectic Ellapu- Snowflakes
  3. Glitter n Sparkle-Flowers
  4. Great Impressions -Anything Goes
  5. Kenny K's-Frosty Hues
  6. NMWC- Christmas
  7. One Stitch at a Time- Anything Goes
  8. Pile it on- Embellishments
  9. The Ribbon Girl- Christmas
  10. The Squirrel and the Fox- Winter
  11. The Corrosive Challenge-Anything Goes
  12. Cupcake Inspirations- Photo
  13. 2 Sisters- Christmas Sparkle
  14. Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
  15. Challenge Up Your Life- 1st Snow
  16. Crafty Calender Challenge - White Christmas/Metal
  17. Crafty Hazlenut's Christmas Challenge- Make it Girly
  18. Drunken Stampers- Fire and Ice
  19. Little Claire's - Christmas
  20. My Sheri Crafts- Tis the Season
  21. Stamp Your Life- Anything Goes
  22. Sweet Stampin - Ribbons and Snowflakes
  23. Totally Gorjuss- Anything Goes with Glitter
  24. Broken Box Stock- Happy Holidays
  25. Crafts 4 Eternity- Christmas Chaos
  26. Fussy and Fancy - I love Christmas
  27. Guylous Inimitability - Twisted Christmas
  28. Inspire me Fridays- Anything Goes
  29. Jingle Belles - Anything Holiday
  30. Aud Sentiments - Bingo (Merry, Bling, Diecut)
  31. Copic Marker Europe- Christmas
  32. Crimbo Crackers- Anything Goes
  33. DRS Designs - Snow Fun
  34. Pixie Dust Studio - Winter Holiday
  35. Simply Create - Anything Goes
  36. Crafting for All Seasons - Use Flowers
  37. Crafts and Me -Ribbon or Trim
  38. Divas by Design - Glitter and Sparkle
  39. For Fun Challenges - Christmas Sparkle
  40. The House that Stamps Built - Non Trad Christmas
  41. Paper Pretties - Girly
  42. The Paper Shelter - Christmas
  43. Simon Says - Anything Goes
  44. Tanda Stamps - Anything Christmas
  45. Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
  46. DTC - Girly
  47. LadyBug Crafts - Snow Flakes
  48. Oldie but a Goodie - Let it Snow
  49. Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
  50. TTCRD - Anything Goes
  51. Tuesday Alchemy - Anything Goes
  52. Tuesday Throwdown - Layers
  53. Crafty Boots - Anything Goes
  54. Creative Stamp Friends - Christmas
  55. Paper Makeup Stamps - Use a digi
  56. House of Gilli - Die Cuts
  57. Lexi's Creations - Christmas
  58. Love to Create - Non Trad Christmas
  59. Make it Monday - Anything Goes
  60. Squigglefly - Glitter and Bling
  61. Cutie Pie - Use a Doily
  62. Totally Stampalicious - Let it snow

Thank you to all the Challenge Hosts and their Design Teams who challenge our creativity and give their time to comment on our projects.  Thank you to all the generous Sponsors who provide prizes and or encouragement.  Thank you to Feline Playful for the hours they spend keeping track and listing all the challenges and winners.  Most of all Thank YOU for looking!
Whew! Please do not feel obligated to comment on my entry if you are offended by the number of challenges I enter. **hugs**

Monday, November 19, 2012

Sweet Pea

Hi everyone! Long time no type :). I made this card for my dear friend Aimee, who will be a first time grandma next April.  They just found out it will be a little girl, good thing, she would have had a lot of explaining to do about that leopard print baby coat she bought :). Aimee's daughter would send her an update every week about the size of the baby.  The first text she got was "The baby is the size of a Sweet Pea." So Aimee dubbed the baby Sweet Pea.  Another reason it is a  good thing, she is a girl :).
I used this perfect image from Bugaboo. Bugaboo also had a sale, all digi's 50% off so of course, I bought:) I used Copic markers for my skin tones and Prismacolor Colored Pencils with OMS for the carriage. All of the items used on this card are more than 1 year old.  Even the actual image :)
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Catch the Bug- Bingo (Baby, Bling,Jewel,Diecut)
  2. Dream Valley Challenges -Anything Goes
  3. Eclectic Ellapu-Layers 
  4. Glitter and Sparkle- Layers
  5. One Stitch at a Time- use a digi
  6. The Squirrel and The Fox- Anything Goes
  7. CMC Copic Challenge- Kids
  8. Drunken Stampers- Die Cut
  9. HIMCR- Glitz and Glam
  10. My Time to Craft- Baby
  11. Inspire me Fridays- Anything Goes
  12. Simply Create Too- Use your Stash
  13. Stampin with the Dragon - So Cute
  14. Crafty Catz- Let's Have Sparkle
  15. D.L. Art- Anything Goes
  16. Forever Friends- Anything Goes
  17. My Heart Pieces- Cute
  18. Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
  19. Simply Create- Anything Goes
  20. Willow Sketchie Challenge- Use your favorite Color Medium
  21. Divas By Design - Anything Goes
  22. Paper Pretties- use buttons
  23. Penny's Paper Crafty- Anything Goes
  24. 365 Cards- Wordy Background (Wed)
  25. Craft Room- Punches and Die Cuts
  26. Creative Craft- Bingo (Distress, stamp bling)
  27. Oldie but a Goodie- Anything but Christmas (everything is at least 6 months old.
  28. Papelitos Stamps- Anything Goes
  29. Papertake Weekly- Flower Power
  30. Through The Craftroom Door- Anything Goes
  31. Tuesday Alchemy - Anything Goes
  32. Love to Create- Fancy Edges
  33. Make it Monday- Anything Goes
  34. My Grafico- Anything Goes
  35. Tammy's Scrapin Corner- Anything Goes
  36. The Pink Elephant- Punches and die cuts
  37. Totally Stampalicious - Bling
  38. Unique Crafters- Sugar and Spice Girly 
  39. Desert Island Crafters-Sparkle, Buttons Flowers 
  40. One Crazy Stamper-Anything Goes
A special thanks to the Challenge hosts and their Design Team's for inspiring us and keeping us creating. A big Thank you to Feline Playful and their team for listing the challenges and winners every week.  Thank you to the Sponsors for providing prizes.  Most of all thank YOU for looking.

    Tuesday, September 4, 2012

    Birthday card for Dad

    Hi everyone! Gosh have I missed making cards! This is a birthday card for my Dad.  Male cards are always a little tough..ugh.  I haven't been totally stagnant these past few months.  Working on projects around the house and researching different aspects of digital art and card making.  For instance, I read that a card with a "visual triangle" is pleasing to the eye and provides balance.  I am sure you all knew that, so in this card I tried the whole triangle thing.  
    Next Monday I am taking my first photo shop class and I am so excited.  I hope to eventually make my own papers and kits and learn about shading and color.  I am hoping a lot of what I learn will also apply to Copic and Prismacolor Pencil coloring and shading.
    I am entering this card into the following challenges ( I know it's a long list but c'mon it's been 3 months since my last card!) However, if anyone is offended by my number of challenges, please do not feel obligated to comment, even if you are on a DT. 
    1. Creative Stamp Friends-Distress 
    2. Hooked On Craft Challenges- Cards for Men
    3. Make it Monday-Anything Goes
    4. Paper Pretties-Square Card
    5. Cutie Pie Challenge-No Flowers
    6. By the Cute and Girly-For a boy/man
    7. LadyBug Crafts-Anything Goes
    8. Natalie and Amy-Anything Goes
    9. Unique Crafters-Anything Goes
    10. No Matter Which Challenges-Die cuts
    11. One Stitch at a Time-Use a digi
    12. Scrapper's Delights-Birthday
    13. Stampin Sisters in Christ-Birthday
    14. The Squirrel and the Fox-One for men
    15. Catch the bug-Anything Goes
    16. ATC's and Cards with Attitude-Anything Goes
    17. Fairy Tale Challenge-Anything Metal
    18. Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude-Anything Goes
    19. Inspire me Fridays-Anything Goes
    20. Pattie's Creations- Birthdays
    21. QKR Stampede-Anything Goes
    22. Stampin with the Dragon-Birthday
    23. My Heart Pieces-Layers
    24. Paper Crafting Journey-Anything goes
    25. Crafts and Me- Birthdays
    26. Divas by Design-Celebrate
    27. The Paper Shelter-Layers
    28. Perfect Sentiments-Sentiment
    29. Everybody ARt-Anything Goes 
    A special thank you to all the Challenge Hosts and their Design Teams,  who inspire our creativity.   Thank you to the Challenge Sponsors for being so generous.  Most of all Thank YOU for looking!

    Sunday, May 13, 2012

    Happy Mothers Day!

    Happy Mother's Day everyone! This is a card for my Mom for Mother's Day. This beautiful little fairy is Spring Fairy Aleta from the ubber talented Mo Manning. I love her images and I am gathering quite a collection.  I colored her with Prismacolor colored pencils, OMS and copics.  I used a previous sketch from The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge Blog. I LOVE their sketches, I just never seem to be on the right week! Except for the image, everything I used is more than a year old and from my stash. 

    I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    1. Catch the Bug-Things with Wings
    2. Secret Crafter-I love you Mum
    3. Inspire Me Fridays-Anything Goes
    4. Pattie's Creations-Mothers day (2nd entry)
    5. Poodles Parlour-Anything Goes
    6. Sweet N Sassy-Feminine
    7. Crafts and Me-Punches and Die cuts
    8. My Mums Craft Shop-Fairy tales
    9. Paper Shelter-Anything Goes
    10. Waste Not Wednesday-Anything goes use forgotten stuff (everything but the image)
    11. Whimsy Stamps-Add Dimension
    12. Bearly Mine Challenges-Fairies
    13. Clear it out-Use stash, Mothers day, Use flowers
    14. Tuesday Throwdown-Motherly Love
    15. Use it Tuesday - All about mom (everything but the image)
    16. Incy Wincy Designs-Spots and Dots
    17. Make it Monday -Anything Goes
    18. Use your Stuff- Nature
    19. Do You Stack Up-Use a flower
    20. Cupcake Inspiration-Color Challenge

    A special thank you to all of the Challenge Hosts and their Design Teams for challenging and inspiring us!  Thanks to Feline Playful and their team who list all the challenges and the winners everyday! Most of all Thank YOU for looking!

    Wednesday, May 9, 2012

    Mother's Day Cards

    Hi everyone! I am slowly trying to work my way back up to one card a week. I got this beautiful image over on DeviantARt from a wonderful artist who goes by JadeDragonne she has gorgeous images if you have a minute, drop by and show her some love.  I am still so rusty after being out of the craft game for so long.  This is a Mother's Day card for my stepmom.  I still have one to finish for my mom and one for my grandson's mom.  LoL I's Wednesday!

    I colored my fairy with Prismacolor colored pencils, OMS and copic markers.  I used some distress inks around the edges.  I used digi paper from Bearly Mine Designs for my tag. That is sooo on my practice list...more work on making those distress stains more uniform and even.  Practice Practice.

    I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

    1. Bearly Mine - Fairies
    2. Clear it out-Mother's Day- Use old supplies (I have had these shades of gray paper for ever)
    3. Tuesday Throwdown-Motherly Love
    4. Use It Tuesday-All about Mom-Gray papers
    5. Make it Monday-Anything Goes
    6. Karen's Doodles-Something for Mom
    7. Use Your Stuff-Nature
    8. One Stitch at a Time- Use a digi and Mother's Day
    9. Pile it on-Fairytales and fantasy
    10. Sentimental Sundays-For a Special Woman
    11. Catch the Bug-Anything Goes
    12. Inspire me Fridays-Anything Goes
    13. Pattie's Creations-Mother's Day
    14. The Poodles Parlour-Anything Goes
    15.  Crafts and Me- Diecuts
    16. My Mum's Craft Shop- Fairytales
    17. The Paper Shelter - Anything goes
    18. Waste Not Wednesday- Use forgotten stuff (Shades of gray paper)
    19. Whimsy Inspiration-Make it Pop add dimension
    Special thanks to all of the Challenge Hosts that challenge and inspire us.  Thank you to Feline Playful for giving us all the challenges and winners in one spot.  Most of all, thank YOU for looking!

    Sunday, March 25, 2012

    A Different kind of Thank You card

    Hi everyone.  I recently lost my 14 year old Siamese cat, Moon.  I had an amazing vet, Dr. Hartnet.  She did surgery on him back in December of 2010, and that surgery allowed me to have another year with my sweet Moon. She and her staff were so compassionate with his care.  Dr. Hartnet told me that she believed our pets went to heaven and waited for us, I believe this too. This is my Thank You card to Dr. Hartnet and her staff.  This card represents  my sweet Siamese Moon with his Angel.  Ok, I tried to color the cat Siamese, I am out of practice people, be gentle!

    The image is by the amazing Mo Manning. I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and OMS.  The skin tones are done with Copics. Everything else is from my stash.  One thing moving will do, it will let you know how much stuff you have collected.  It was like shopping! I didn't know I had this or that.

    I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

    2. Sweet Stop-sketch
    3.One Stitch at a Time-Anything Goes
    4. Inspire me Fridays-Anything Goes
    5. Pattie's Creations-Anything Goes
    6. Crafty Purple Frog-Anything Goes
    7. My Mum's Craft Shop-Use a Digi
    8. Waste Not Wednesday-Use forgotten stuff (I have no idea where the flower/feather came from LOL)
    9. Whimsy Inspiration-Anything Goes
    10. Tuesday Throw Down- Use Hoarded Stash (flower/feather)
    11. Incy Wincy Designs-Things with Wings
    12.Make it Monday-Anything Goes
    13. Use your stuff-Anything Goes

    As always, a special thank you to the Challenge hosts who help us stay motivated.  A big Thank YOU for looking.

    Saturday, March 24, 2012

    My First Card in almost a YEAR!

    Hi Guys!  I am finally back! I won't bore you with the reasons, but I am unpacked, sorted and ready to get back to card making.  I am a bit rusty though, ugh!  I feel like I am starting back at the beginning. 

    This is a birthday card for my mom.  I used an image from Teddy Bo.  My mom has a collection of hats she uses for the winter, so this is a perfect image.

    Blogger is so different I hope I get everything in the right way LOL!.

    I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

    1. CardmadFairy-Add a sentiment
    2. Inspire Me Fridays-Anything Goes
    3. Pattie's Creations- Anything Goes
    4. The Poodles Parlour-Anything Goes
    5. Crafty Purple Frog-Anything Goes
    6. My Mum's Craft Shop- Use a digi
    7. The Sisterhood of Crafters- Birthdays
    8. Waste Not Wednesday- Use forgotten stuff (dew drops)
    9. Whimsy Stamps-  Anything Goes

    As always, thanks to Feline Playful for listing the challenges.  Thanks to the challenge hosts for keeping our creative juices flowing.  And thank YOU for looking!