Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Birthday Card for Mom

Hi Everyone.  This is  a birthday card I made for my mom.  Have you ever had one of those cards that you just worked and worked and still weren't quite satisfied when it was finished?  This is one of those cards for me. I had the perfect card in my head but just didn't get there lol.  The image is from Crafts and Me and I colored her with Prismacolor colored pencils, OMS, Copics and of course some stickles.

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

  1.  Deep Ocean Challenge - Flowers and Fantasy
  2. Inky Chicks- Happy Birthday Girl
  3. Oldie But a Goodie- Make it Girly (flowers and pearls are more than 6m old)
  4. A little bit Crafty- Anything Goes
  5. Make it Monday- Anything Goes
  6. Dream Valley Challenges- Happy Birthday
  7. Little Miss Muffet Challenge- Anything Goes
  8. Creative Moments-Things with Wings
  9. Simon Says Stamp- Rain or Flowers
  10. CDAC-Anything Goes
A special thanks to the Challenge hosts and their Design Teams for both challenging and inspiring us. A big thank you to Feline Playful for listing all the challenges and the winners in one place.  Most of all Thank YOU for looking!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Birthday Card for Aimee

 Hi everyone! I am so bummed about Google Reader...UGH! I have followed many of you and joined Bloglovin.  I hope it is a painless transition. This is a birthday card I made for my friend Aimee.  I used Mo Manning's "Big Shoes".  This image totally fits Aimee.  She has shoes, coats, purses, jewelry to match every single outfit.  

The sentiment inside says "Count Your Life in Smiles" Happy Birthday.  I colored the skin with Copic Markers and the rest of the image with Prismacolor Colored Pencils and OMS.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
  1. Bronte and Bella's Challenge - The women in our lives
  2. Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog- Layer it up
  3. Pile it On- Dots
  4. Sweet Stampin- Lots of Layers
  5. Creative Corner- Layer it up
  6. Paper Crafting Journey- Ribbon or lace
  7. Bearly-Mine Challenges- Anything Goes
  8. Through the Craftroom Door- Anything Goes
  9. Bunny Zoe's Crafts- Girly
  10. Craft Your Passion- Ribbons or Lace
  11. CDAC- Anything goes

A special Thank you to the Challenge Hosts and their Design Teams for taking the time to challenge and inspire us.  Thank you to Feline Playful for listing all the challenges and the winners. Most of all Thank YOU for looking!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Baby Girl Card

Hi everyone! This is a baby girl card I made for my dear friend Aimee's daughter Amber. She will be having a baby girl any day. It of course had to be girly and blingy because Aimee will definitely be a Glam-Ma! It will be the best dressed baby in the Midwest:) I used this sweet digi image from Sugar Nellie "Bambino". The background heart paper is digi paper. I colored the baby's skin with Copic Markers and the Hat with Prismacolor Colored Pencils and OMS.  Also stickles :)  

I would like to enter my card into the following Challenges:
    1. Hobby Cutz Challenge- Anything Goes 
    2.  Inspire Me Fridays- Anything Goes
    3. Sugar Bowl-Anything Goes
    4. A and T Emerald Faeries - Bling
    5. City Crafter Challenge-Shades of Pink
    6. Fashionista Challenge - Pink  
    7. Make it Monday -Anything Goes 
    8. CDAC- Anything Goes

      A special Thank you to the Challenge hosts and their DT's for their time and inspiration. Thank you to Feline Playful and their team for listing all the Challenges and Winners. Most of all Thank YOU for looking!

      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 know..it'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.