Friday, February 23, 2018

Flying High - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hi there and I hope all is well with you.  Good here and am liking that it is nearly the end of February because that means our winter is nearly over.  We've had minimal snowfall but some nasty stretches that were bitterly cold.  Besides that, spring is my favourite time of year and I always look forward to it.
Today's card features the pretty Flying High Die  and there is a tutorial on how it was created over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.  
I tried Bister which I haven't used before.  That's not to say I haven't had it forever because it's probably been on the shelf for a couple years and I finally got around to using it.  It's different and fun to use so I'm glad I had the chance to give it a go.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Copics:
Plane - T5, T3, T1
Supplies:
Misc - Bister, Enamel Dots

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Entwined Egg - Elizabeth Craft Designs


Hi Everyone! We have a new challenge at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog beginning today and the theme this time is Easter so as long as your card or project relates to Easter, it fits the theme and you are good to go.  For my card, I decided to make a shaker card using the 1461 Entwined Egg die.  It's so hard to get a decent photo without the glare, especially on such a large acetate area so I did this with the card laying down flat which seemed to work a bit better.
For the challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs is giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on their website to 3 winners
To enter simply follow the instructions and leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post.
Be sure to pop the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog and the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family fan page to see what the rest of the team have created.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Supplies:
Misc:
Acetate, sequins, Stickles, enamel dots

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Hippie Chick - All Dressed Up Challenge

I hope you are keeping well.  It's all good here but I am really looking forward to spring.  We haven't had a lot of snow so far but we've had a couple of cold spells and are in the midst of one right now.  It's warmer today but yesterday was a brisk -29 Celcius.  Yes, I typed that correctly... -29.  We don't have many days like that but when we do, I stay inside where it's cozy and warm.
Today marks a new challenge at All Dressed Up Challenge Blog and my choice of digis to use is Hippie Chick.  Loved this sweet image as soon as I saw it and couldn't wait to add it to a card. The theme at the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog  is always Anything Goes with the only rule to enter being you use an All Dressed Up image.  If you don't have any, they can be can either be purchased at the All Dressed Up Etsy Shop or downloading one of several cute freebies offered on the blog.
Join us for some fun and wonderful creations at the Facebook Fan PageFacebook Challenge (there is a theme for this one) and there's also a Pinterest page to view some more gorgeousness.
Thanks for stopping by and have a good week!
Copics:
Hair - E47, E44, E43, E42, YR21
Skin - E13, E11, E00, E000, R20
Dress & Ribbon - R89, R85, R83, R81
Supplies:
Image - All Dressed Up Hippie Chick
Sentiment - TLC Create
Dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs Dashing Squares
Misc - Stickles, gems from my stash.  When finished, I used Copic C7 ink and splattered the card

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Jasmine - Rubbernecker Stamps


Today's post comes with some exciting news for me.  Rubbernecker Stamps asked if I would join their design team and it took all of three seconds for me to say 'yes'.  Okay, maybe five seconds... it had to sink in a bit first.
As part of the challenge team, my first task was to create a project following the theme of Challenge #27 which is 'Anything But a Card' so I decided to make a small gift bag Here's a side view.
The bag was super easy to make.  A piece of 6" x 12"(30.5 x 15 cm) piece of paper is scored at 
3.75", 5.75", 9.5" and 11.5" (9.5cm, 14.5cm, 24cm, 29 cm) on the long side.  Score at 1.5" (4cm) on the short side.  Fold on the score lines and snip up to the 1.5" fold line on either side of the short sides. 
Be sure to pop by and enter the Rubbenecker Challenge - there's a chance to win one of two generous gift certificates.  You can find the challenge rules & requirements here.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Copics:
Jacket & purse - E57, E55, E53, E51
Skirt, boots & glasses - T7, T5, T3, T1
Hat & scarf - R89, R85, R83, R81
Skin - E11,, E00, E000
Ground E- 27, E25, E23, E21
Hair - E44, E43, E42, E4-, YR21
Supplies:
Paper - Bo Bunny
Misc:  Stickles, ribbon from my stash

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Baby Shower Favour Boxes - Elizabeth Craft Designs


 Hope you are well.  Today's project is some little party favour boxes for a baby shower and I thought the Elizabeth Craft Designs Triangle Box Die and the Puppies Boy stamp set were a perfect combo.  I made fifteen of the boxes making five each of the three designs.  I've also used their PSF 101 Soft Finish Cardstock which actually works quite well with the Copic markers so the box is a single layer.
This is the sweet little hippo from the set plus I've used the sentiment on all three boxes:
 and the lion
 and lastly the wee zebra.  Sadly, until I saw the photo, I didn't realize how crooked this little guy sits and when you do multiples of the same stamp, all of the zebras were at a wonky angle.
 This is the back of the box.  It's such a clever design because there's a notch on the pointed end so you loop your ribbon through there and pull it through the hole on the flap end.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Supplies:
Stamp & Sentiment - Puppies Boy
Die - Triangle Box Die

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

What to Wear - All Dressed Up New Release

Today is the blog release day for four brand new digi stamps from All Dressed Up and each is cuter than the last.  Seriously, I would have been happy with any one of them and was given What to Wear to showcase for the launch. 
I have to confess, this wasn't the easiest thing I've ever coloured.  I began with the wardrobe using Copic earth tones.  One of my markers began smearing and not blending so I printed another image and began again.  This time the colours got too dark and I wasn't happy with it so back to the printer I go.  For my third attempt, I used another set of browns but they didn't seem to be blending very well.  The grays are my fourth go at it and I do think it got very dark and I'm not totally happy about that but I wasn't going to go for the fifth!
I love this image.. so girlie and cute.  There's a lot more detail than I thought too but it's a great little scene.
Be sure to zip on over to the challenge blog and check out what the rest of the team did with the pretty images.
The theme at the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog  is always Anything Goes with the only rule to enter being you use an All Dressed Up image.  If you don't have any, they can be can either be purchased at the All Dressed Up Etsy Shop or downloading one of several cute freebies offered on the blog.
Join us for some fun and wonderful creations at the Facebook Fan PageFacebook Challenge (there is a theme for this one) and there's also a Pinterest page to view some more gorgeousness.
Thanks for stopping by and have a good week!

Copics:
Wardrobe - T5, T3, T1
Dresses - V17, V15, V12; YR24, Y19, Y15, Y11.  When finished colouring, I took a white prisma pencil and added it to the highlighted areas.
Mirror - BG11, BG10
Hair - E47, E44, E42, E40
Skin - E13, E11,E00, E000
Supplies:
Stamp - All Dressed Up What to Wear
Sentiment - Papertrey Ink Signature Greetings
Paper - Graphic 45
Misc - Stickles, Clear Wink of Stella

Sunday, February 4, 2018

When in Doubt... The Paper Shelter

Hi and I hope all is well with you.
I have a quick post today about a birthday card I made for my son who is an avid fisherman.  I found this digi image at The Paper Shelter and it's called When in Doubt Exaggerate.  I actually used the name of the image as the sentiment.  The image comes with a coloured one so I used that for the inspiration when colouring the fish.  I'm quite happy with the way this turned out.  I used the tip to tip Copic blending method and I like the little splotches of colour.  Don't you just love that fish and the snarly look on his face and by the look on the guy's face, it took quite a bit to land that big fella! 
Thanks for stopping by and have a super good week!
Copics:
Fish - BG02, BG01, BG00.  When finished, I added some splotchy dots with BG02 and then touched them up with a Copic blender pen.  The pinks were added with the tip to tip blending technique using RR11, blues with BG000, Greens with YG17,YG11 YG41. When happy with the colours, I finished the fish by lightly going over all of it with BG000.  For the sky, I rubbed Tim Holtz's Tumbled Glass distress ink, using a little cardboard cloud template I have.
Hat - E37, E35, E33, E31
Pants - B97, B95, B93, B91
Shirt - YR24, YR23, YR21
Boots & Hat Band - C10, C7, C5
Skin - E13, E11, E00, E000, R20 for the cheeks
Hair - E47, E44, E43, Y23
Ground - E37, E35, E33, E31
Water - B24, B23, B21, B00 and then added some stickles
Supplies:
Stamp & Sentiment - The Paper Shelter's When in Doubt, Exaggerate.  The sentiment is in AR Christy font
Dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs Dashing Circles
Paper - Maja Designs
Challenges:
The Paper Shelter - Birthday Cards

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

You Fill My Heart Challenge - Elizabeth Craft Designs


Hi Everyone!  Today marks a new challenge at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog and the theme this time is You Fill My Heart which is perfect because Valentine's Day is just around the corner.
For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on our website to 3 winners
To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us "What Elizabeth Craft Designs dies or stamp sets would you use to create a Valentine’s Card??”
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.  The winners will be announced on Friday, February 1st on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.
For my card, I thought I would create something for one of the special little ones in the family who has a birthday very close to Valentine's Day.  I have the Moda Scrap Puppies Boy set so used this cute little hippo & balloons from it.  After masking off some of the lines for the balloons, stamping and colouring them, I took a Copic .3 multiliner and drew in the string lines.
I quite like the ECD Valentine Edges which I angled onto the card and cut from the pink cardstock.  There's three edges in this set and this one goes so well with the theme but I just know I'm going to use these over and over.
Be sure to pop the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog and the Elizabeth Craft Designs Family fan page to see what the rest of the team have created.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Copics:
Hippo - T5, T3, T1: R20 for the cheeks and toe pads
Balloons - R85, R83, R81;  Y38, Y35, Y32: BV00, BV000, BV0000
Supplies:
Stamp - ECD Moda Scrap CS062 Color of Puppies Boy
Sentiment - ECD CS078 Love Sentiment
Dies - ECD  Moda Scrap True Love, ECD 1456 Valentine Edges
Paper - ECD Moda Scrap My Little Girl
Misc - Stickles, Copic .3 multiliner

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Butterfly - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hi Everyone!  Today is my day to post my project on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog and for my project, I decided to make a card using the Butterfly Aperture die and the Love Sentiments stamp set.  The Butterfly Aperture is a two piece die which includes the outline plus the inner cut outs.
To create the butterfly, I cut the outline from watercolour paper and then proceeded to add sepia watercolour to the middle of the butterfly and then gradually add a yellow ochre paint, getting lighter as I got closer to the edges.  The insect and antenna section was painted with a payne's gray.
The inner section of the butterfly is cut from black cardstock.  Once it was cut out and all the excess pieces removed, I pressed the black piece down into a Versamark pad so embossing powder would stick. I then mixed some gold embossing powder with chunky white embossing powder, sprinkled it on top of the inner butterfly and heat set it.
In order to give it dimension, neither piece of the butterfly was completely attached.  The black section was glued to the white painted piece around the insect, antenna parts so the outside was loose.  Both pieces were gently bent to give dimension which you can see below.
I used the sentiment from the Love Sentiments set and heat embossed with gold powder.  Before attaching the white cardstock to the black card base with double sided tape, I randomly sprinkled some gold embossing powder around the butterfly and then  heated it from the bottom in order to avoid the powder from blowing off.  When finished, I glued the white card down to the black base.  This is a large die... like a statement piece.  My card is 6"x6" and as you can see it nearly covers the front of it.
Thanks for stopping by and have a good week!
Supplies:
 Die - ECD 1477 Butterfly Aperture
Stamp - ECD CS078 Love Sentiment
Tape - ECD Transparent Double Sided Tape
Misc - Chunky white embossing powder, gold embossing powder, watercolour paper, sepia, yellow ochre & payne's gray watercolour paint

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

I Love You - Crafty Sentiments Designs

Today is the beginning of a new challenge at Crafty Sentiments and the theme is New Beginnings which can be anything new... a new home, a new baby, new love, however you interpret it.  This is my last post for Crafty Sentiments Designs as my six month term is up and I have decided not to stay on.  The ladies on the team are a lovely bunch and I want to thank them for having me.
I was given the I Love You stamp to use which can be found at the Crafty Sentiments Designs shop.  
I had a bit of an opportunity (I call them creating opportunities, not mistakes) when tying the twine around my patterned paper.  Got my little tag finished and finally managed to tie a decent double bow and was feeling pretty pleased with myself until I turned it over... I'd done it upside down which is why the knot and tag are so close to the bottom.  At that point, it seems like a lot of trouble to pull everything off because I had glued the bow down so it wouldn't come undone.  I used to stress so much about this kind of thing but after looking at what was involved with changing it,  I decided to leave it alone.  I always do the tick-tock-double-lock and had a whack of glue on the back too so it was going to get messy.  I think it looks ok and I guess in a couple months, I won't even remember what I had done.
Back to the challenge... details and rules and rules for the challenge can be found on the Challenge Blog and the generous prizes for the winners are:
3 images if the winner used a Crafty Sentiments Designs image; 1 image only for a winner who has not used a Crafty Sentiments Designs image; 1 image for our crafty sentiments favourite.
Be sure to pop by the challenge blog and check out what the talented ladies have created.
Thanks for stopping by and have a good week!
Copics:
Shirt - E27, E25, E23, E21
Jeans - B99. B97, B95, B93, B91
Dress - YR24, Y19, Y15, Y13, Y11
Hearts & Tulip - R89, R85, R83, R81; G29 , YG17, YG13, YG11
Skin - E13, E11, E00, E000
Supplies: