Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Merry Christmas Angel

Today I have a card with the cutest angel from Sugar Nellie.  You can get "Hello Little Friend" here.  She was so much fun to color.  I think the sweet bunny is my favorite.  I have a Netherland Dwarf bunny named Precious, so I am always partial to sweet little bunnies.

The challenge at The Sugar Bowl is a sketch and Clean & Simple.  CAS is always a little hard for me.  I like to embellish  :)  But I kept the embellishments to a minimum.  The paper is a glittery green from Coordinations as well as from a Christmas stack from K & Co. called Secret Santa.  The ribbon is from my stash (still working on using up scraps) and the flowers are from Wild Orchid.  The sentiment is from one of the $1 sets at Joanns.
I colored this cutie with my Prismacolors.  I decided I need to check out Youtube again to see how other women color skin and make it look amazing!  Hopefully I will get better.  I added lots of glitter to her wings and wand.... I added alot of glitter to my floor.... my son... I got a little carried away!! 
You can see the patterned paper on the inside.  The stamps in here are old ones from Stampin' Up.  I added Stickles to the circle on the top panel as well as the main image on the front.

And the back.  Another scrap of ribbon, just to dress it up a little.

I am entering this card in The Sugar Bowl challenge this time (sketch and CAS).

Thanks for taking a peek today!

Blessings & Hugs


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Pumpkin Boy

I have a very fun card to show today.  The challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil this week is to use your favorite image with a sentiment (mine is on the inside - truly it is!  My computer won't upload my image of the inside of my card).  This was a tough challenge for me because at least half of her images are my "favorite".  But, considering the season, I decided to use this cute little guy, called Punkin.
I used papers from a K&Co. pad by Susan Winget called Nature.  The green panel is embossed with a great Spellbinders Impressabilities embossing sheet called Flowers.  The flower is from Wild Orchid and the other supplies are from my stash. 
I added a box for a candy bar to the bottom of my card.  I saw the idea on a blog, but couldn't find a tutorial so I made up my own.  It turned out pretty good and it even fits inside the clear envelopes I use to mail my cards!  I will certainly be making more of these!
I am challenging myself to use up my scraps of lace and ribbon that have been around for years.  This piece of last was just the right size... I guess it was waiting for this card!  The ribbons have been hanging around a while too.  When my stash gets down a bit more I plan to buy some great ribbons from some of the new companies I have found on-line.  Guess I better get busy using this stuff!
I colored Punkin with my new Prismacolor pencils.  I think he turned out pretty good.  I'm still working on getting skin right, though.  I edged the panel with gold Stickles.  Gotta love that stuff!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Mo's Challenge Blog - Favorite Image
Catered Crop - recipe (I used fall colors, lace, buttons, ribbon and a bow "bouquet")
Tip Top Tuesday - layer it up
Digi Tuesday - Happy Halloween
Ribbon Carousel - Halloween
City Crafter - Harvest Fest
Papertake - Spooky Hues
Cupcake - Buttons and Bows
Shabby Tea Room - Pumpkin Garden and Dry Embossing
Mojo Monday - sketch

I guess that's it!  Thanks so much for taking a peek today.

Blessings & Hugs


Monday, October 17, 2011

It's My Party and I'll Cry If I Want To

Do you know/remember that song?  Its such a fun song!  Its not from my era, but I love it!  I'm adding a link here so you can listen to the original version by Lesley Gore.  My kids were not familiar with the song... I guess they don't listen to me sing!  lol

Anyway....  that's the song that popped into my head when I saw this great image from Mo's Digital Pencil.  The challenge over there this week is: Inspired by Song and this is what I came up with:

Sorry for the lousy lighting... I have to work on my photography skills! 
Isn't she a cutie?  I suppose I wouldn't feel that way if she were my little girl throwing a fit like that, but she's so cute to look at  :)  She is called two Tasha and her caption is: Tasha is two.  Very true.   lol

This is my first card using my new Prismacolor pencils.  I bought the 132 ct set from Dick Blick.  The price was amazing and it was shipped very quickly.  I was very pleased.  I know I need a ton of practice with my new pencils, but I am excited about the results on this card.
I had this little stamp "the Little Princess" from a dollar set at Joanns.  I've never used it, but I thought it was appropriate for this card  :)  She's anything but a princess right now, huh?

I added lots of sparkle to her tutu and tiara with Stickles.  The design paper is from the Lost and Found Collection by My Mind's Eye.  Great papers... lots of glitter all over the studio now  :)

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Mo's Digital Pencil too - Inspired by Song
Tip Top Tuesday - Designer Paper
Truly Scrumptious - Distressing
Ribbon Carousel - Sparkle and Bling
CLP - Sketch

I guess that's about it.  Thanks for taking a peek.

Blessings & Hugs